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Unlawful gaming.

--The police on Tuesday night last made a descent on several houses heretofore kept as fashionable gaming establishments, but made no arrests save in Corinthian Hall, where a party were playing bluff, using ivory chips as counters. This party, with John A. Worsham, the proprietor, and six servants, employed in the house, were taken into custody, and after a partial hearing, were admitted to bail to answer before the Mayor to-morrow. The officers then searched the house thoroughly and discovered several packs of cards and a number of ivory checks, but no faro box, spread, or any other portion of the usual paraphernalia incident to the game of faro. They also took charge of the house and furniture, by order of the Mayor, and will hold it until he has had an opportunity of thoroughly examining the new "gaming act" in all its bearings upon this case. Profitable as gaming has been, those who undertake to carry it on under the present law will find it a hazardous business. The police have ample powers to enter suspected houses, and they will always find ready informers to aid them in the execution of a law which promises to pay so well.

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