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ve police were detailed to hunt them up. This they succeeded in doing just in time to prevent their departure for the South. Some of the money, it is said, was collected from merchants in the city as balances due Southerners for cotton, tobacco, &c. The prisoners expressed decided dissatisfaction when informed that the fort would be their future quarters, but were compelled to succumb to the fortunes of war. The following is from a Philadelphia letter, dated Aug. 24: Deputy Marshal Sharkey arrested an inventor and mechanic, named Samuel Alken, to-day, the director of the Richmond (Va.) Armory. Alken was formerly a resident of Philadelphia, in the employ of Sloat & Co., sewing-machine manufacturers. The firm transgressed upon patent rights, and injunctions and judgments being obtained against them from every quarter, they moved to Richmond, taking with them upwards of a hundred Northern mechanics, and began to make cartridges and fire-arms for the Confederate Government.