the Norfolk Humane Association
— election of officers — trial and Acquittal of Gamble
, s, &c.
[special correspondence of the Dispatch.]
Norfolk Nov. 28, 1861.
That old and useful society, the Norfolk Humane Association
, held its annual meeting last evening in the City Hall. Rev. E. M. Rodman
was called to the chair.
After the reading of several reports, Kader Biggs
was elected President
, Charles Reid
, and O. Windsor
, for the ensuing twelve months.
Messengers: William P. Stewart
, Kader Biggs
, M. P. Robertson
, J. Umsladter
, E. P. Tabb
. J. B. Whitehead
, Ethan Allen, E. F. Anderson
, John H. Rowland
, Charles Reid
, Ell Cuturel, and Dr. G. W. Cowdery
Visitors and Solicitors were then appointed for the various wards.
This association has been very useful for many years in furnishing the poor with wood and other articles of necessity.
A vast amount of suffering has been prevented, and great relief afforded to those most requiring it; and its operations will be more specially beneficial to the community this winter.
and Charles Reed
, who were recently indicted by the Grand Jury
of the Circuit Court for exhibiting a faro bank and roulette table in this city, were tried yesterday in the Circuit Court, and acquitted by the jury.
Some short time since the police officers entered the premises of Messrs. Worsham
by warrant from the Mayor
, and found a roulette table, and apparatus for the game of faro, of which they look possession.
The Commonwealth, however, could obtain at the trial no witness willing to testily that either game had been played.
The failure of the Commonwealth
to convict in this case, makes it evident that any law against gaming is of little avail, and admits of a doubt of the value of any law against it.
If gaming tables are licensed and public, a father may arrest his son on the verge of a fearful precipice, the wretched wife may discover the resort of her husband, and prevail on him to abandon it, and the merchant may save his goods by a knowledge of the favorite haunt of his clerk; but now the jealously kept doors conceal the victims of the gambling houses until all hope of reformation is past.
We quote white at $1 a 1.30, and red at $1 a 1.15.
The supply is light.
Corn is dull; new 40 a 50; old 50 Supply of both sufficient for the demand Shingles dull--$3 a 4.25, according to quality.
‘"B"’ Sugar, N. O. prime, 14; clorined 17, Ordinary Cuba Molasses 55 Candies 18
The weather is like that of Spring — mild and pleasant.