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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
ed for the use of poor-houses. On motion of Mr. Bouldin, the bill to amend the Code, with reference to the jurisdiction of certain Courts, was taken up and passed. Mr. Burwell offered a substitute for the bill to authorize the impressment of slaves to work on certain railroads, which was ordered to be printed. The rules were suspended, and the bill to increase the salaries of certain officers of the Government was taken up and ordered to its third reading. On motion of Mr. Worsham, the Committee on Finance was directed to inquire into the expediency of appropriating — dollars for the benefit of destitute refugees. Senate bill entitled "an act to suspend proceedings in certain cases, and on executions, attachments, distress warrants, &c.," with an amendment from the Committee on Courts, to which the bill had been referred, was taken up. The bill contemplates a repeal of the present stay law for debts, except those owed by soldiers in the service. The bill was