The Foray upon the Gamblers.
--At the opening of his Court yesterday, the Mayor
took occasion to deliver an address to ‘"ye locals,"’ one of whom had said, in relation to the descent upon the gambling houses last Saturday night, that the whole credit of originating the affair was due to the Confederate Government, and that he (the Mayor
) was at home asleep at the time of the occurrence.--The Mayor
had no disposition to claim any credit, through the newspapers, for any act that he might perform; but justice to all parties required that he should say that the Confederate Government had no share in the transaction, and that there was no truth in the rumor that the movement was occasioned by a heavy loss at one of the ‘"banking institutions"’ by a Government officer.
He had no knowledge that any one connected with the Confederate Government had visited any of those places.
The work was done under his direction, by the city police; and as one of the ‘"locals"’ of the city, we now place all the credit where it properly belongs, though we didn't happen to be the individual specially alluded to in connection with the affair.