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The Daily Dispatch: November 14, 1861., [Electronic resource], The Perils of Peace. (search)
Hustings Court. --Recorder Caskie, and Aldermen Sanxay Bray, Clopton, Anderson, Timberlake, and Beveridge, presiding. The following is a summary of the business disposed of yesterday: Commonwealth vs. Daniel C. Worrell. An indictment for a misdemeanor. Nolle prosequi entered, and defendant discharged on payment of costs. Wm. J. Summerville, indicted for shooting a pistol in the streets, pleaded guilty, and was fined $10 and costs. Commonwealth vs. John A. Worsham. Two presentments for permitting faro bank to be exhibited on his premises. The defendant appeared and entered into recognizance in the penalty of $3,000 in each case for his appearance to-day. A similar recognizance was entered into by Wm. Burnes, also presented for exhibiting faro bank. Commonwealth vs. Benjamin Degroot, and same vs. James A. McCann — presentment for exhibiting faro bank. The defendants were brought into Court by the Sergeant, and remanded to jail. Patrick H. Bailey wa
The Daily Dispatch: November 14, 1861., [Electronic resource], A tribute to
The faro Banks and Bankers. --John A. Worsham and William Burnes, charged with keeping and exhibiting a game called faro, appeared before the Mayor yesterday, accompanied by their counsel, Wm. W. Crump and Marmaduke Johnson, Esqs. The Mayor stated that the parties had been presented by the Grand Jury, but the law, nevertheless, required that he should examine them. A continuance was then requested, which was acceded to, the Mayor calling the attention of the counsel to the fact that certain bank checks were found upon the faro table, and the question would arise whether those checks were to be considered as money under the act of Assembly, though his own mind was already made up in regard to the matter. The persons accused were delivered into the custody of the City Sergeant; and a similar disposition was made of the charges against Jas. McCann and Benjamin Degroot.
The Daily Dispatch: November 15, 1861., [Electronic resource], Unionism in the
Hustings Court. --In the case of the Commonwealth against Jesse Murphy, E. H. Montiero, and E, P. Goode, presentments for exhibiting faro bank, a capias was yesterday awarded against the defendant in each, returnable to the next term of the Court. Commonwealth against John A. Worsham, two presentments for permitting faro bank to be exhibited on his premises, and Commonwealth against William Burnes, presentment for exhibiting faro bank. The defendant in each case recognized in the sum of $3,000 to appear at the next term to answer for the offence. Commonwealth against James Eddins-- and indictment for a misdemeanor. The defendant was recognized in the sum of $100 for his appearance at the next term. The cases of Dillon McCormack and Cosamore Castiglione, indictments for misdemeanor, were continued to the next term, each defendant giving security for his appearance. George Nelson and Joseph Calvin Henry were tried for stealing four dozen sora, found guilty, a
The Daily Dispatch: November 25, 1861., [Electronic resource], Special Notice. (search)
The Mandamus case. --The mandamus applied for by the counsel for John A. Worsham has been awarded by Judge Meredith, ordering the Mayor to appear and show cause why he refused an appeal from his judgment confiscating $545 belonging to said Worsham. The decision of all the nice points of law contacted with the gaming suits will be vastly interesting to those who live to hear it. Laws a great thing. It is resorted to by almost everybody, in the hope that one statute will undo what another Worsham. The decision of all the nice points of law contacted with the gaming suits will be vastly interesting to those who live to hear it. Laws a great thing. It is resorted to by almost everybody, in the hope that one statute will undo what another has done. If you are fond of pure vexation and long procrastination, sternal botheration, commence a suit at law It is a good school in which to learn wisdom by experience, and therefore we would dis-made no one from indulging in the luxury.
The Daily Dispatch: November 27, 1861., [Electronic resource], Runaway.--
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The Daily Dispatch: November 28, 1861., [Electronic resource], Runaway.--
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Circuit Court --Judge Meredith presiding.--The case of John A. Worsham against the Mayor of the city, for a mandamus, was continued yesterday, at the instance of the defendant, until the fifth of December. The case of Wm. Burns, on a petition for a writ of prohibition, was continued to the same day. Robert Ould yesterday qualified to practice law in this court.
The Daily Dispatch: December 13, 1861., [Electronic resource], Comments of the
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Gaming cases in Court. --Benjamin Degroot was yesterday tried before the Court of Hustings on a presentment for "exhibiting a gaming table commonly called faro bank."--The prisoner pleaded not guilty, and conducted the defence himself, after which the case was submitted to the jury without argument. A verdict of guilty was rendered, and the fine assessed at five hundred dollars. The Court then ordered that he pay the fine and costs, and be imprisoned in the common jail for the term of 12 months. John A. Worsham, presented for permitting a faro bank to be kept and exhibited on his premises, was next arraigned for trial, and pleaded not guilty. The evidence was partly heard, and the case was adjourned over to this morning, the defendant giving bail in the sum of $3,000 for his appearance. Messrs. Crump; Johnson, and Ould are counsel for the defence.