Angry mob of gamblers in Pennsylvania ransack the offices of the Scranton morning newspaper
In the evening in north west Pennsylvania, an angry mob of disappointed gamblers ransacked the offices of the Scranton Morning Herald and beat up the editor and staff. The mob, mostly from the neighboring town of Dunmore, had been enraged when a letter to the editor had exposed a clandestine gambling house which had immediately been shut down and wanted to know who had revealed their secret. (By John Osborne)
Francis Vincent, Vincent's Semi-Annual United States Register.... 1st of January and 1st of July, 1860 (Philadelphia: Francis Vincent, 1860), 329.