the arrest of Ministers Mason and Slidell
--Exchange of shots between the British steamer and the Federal
man-of-war — descent upon a gambling House
— Court Matters, &c.
[special Correspondence of the Dispatch.]
The news of the arrival in Hampton Roads
, of Minsters Slidell
, also their Secretaries
, in the U. S. frigate San Jacinto
, excited considerable interest here Saturday night and yesterday.
It is stated, by a gentleman from Old Point
, that six shots were fired between the two vessels.
It is also reported that the papers of the Ministers
were not taken, and that the ladies connected with the party were allowed to proceed on the voyage.
On Saturday night a prompt and successful descent was made upon a gambling establishment on Main, near Church street, by the police officers.
The surprise was terrible among the money- making proprietors and their numerous patrons.
The affair was well arranged by the officers, who deserve great credit for discretion and vigilance.
and Charles Reed
were hurried off from their comfortable nocturnal quarters, and are now in jail awaiting an investigation, which will take place to-day, at 12 o'clock, before his Honor Mayor Lamb
. --The roulette table, (which is of superior finish and very handsome,) faro bank, &c., were taken from the beautifully furnished apartments and are now in the Court
room, in the City Hall. One of the men concerned in this noted gaming house has not been arrested.
was indicted for the larceny of an ox. The trial of young Hughes
is expected to take place to-day or to-morrow.
The remains of Charles K. King
, recently Quartermaster in the army, were brought down yesterday, and the funeral will take place this afternoon.
He was a native of this city and a son of the late Miles King
, who filled several offices of public trust, who was for some years Navy Agent at this station; represented Norfolk
in the State Legislature, was for a long time Mayor
of the town, and in earlier years commanded the Norfolk
Light Artillery Blues.