Gambling shop broken up.
--The city police, under the guidance of Lieutenant Carter
, of the night watch
yesterday morning made an inroad in the house on 17th street kept by a man named John H. Day
, known as Beckman
's old stand, which was suspected, and not wrongfully of being a gambling resort of the colored population.
When the police entered a mighty scrambling towards the attic was heard, and all but seven of the colored betters disappeared through a skylight in the roof.
They were captured, conducted to the cage, and each ordered by the Mayor
On entering the room where the 'dealing' was carried on, a table, in primitive fashion, was found arranged, covered with a blanket, with wooden chips and a tin dealing box with the usual springs, &c, and some 445 in money staked on the game.
The cards, dealing-box, and table were carried away in triumph to the cage, together with the seven darkeys who were so unfortunate as to be caught.--John H. Day
, a white man and a Yankee, who ostensibly owned the place, was carried to the cage and balled in $1,000 to appear before the Mayor
to answer for permitting "faro" to be exhibited on promises controlled by him.