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The Daily Dispatch: December 30, 1865., [Electronic resource], Interesting to Masons — question of invasion of Jurisdiction. (search)
Bold Highway robbery. --A few nights since, as two gentlemen, employed in the quartermaster's department at Rocketts, were returning home in a carriage, they were set upon by a party of garroters, (five in number,) who suddenly sprang from behind the old brick wall on Main street, near the York River railroad crossing-place, seized the horses'reins and compelled the driver to be still, while the carriage door was forced open, and, the ruffians, jumping inside, demanded, at the mouths of their pistols, all that the occupants had. Being unarmed, the quartermaster attaches submitted to be searched, and had taken from them two gold watches and a considerable amount of money. The ruffians then ordered the driver to go ahead, which he did till reaching the neighborhood of Port Mayo, where he was again stopped, and the garroters alighted, leaving the unfortunate occupants of the carriage and the driver to make their way home as best they could.
The Saratoga. --This nymph of the waters gaily sailed up to her wharf at Rocketts yesterday morning, and attracted the admiration of a large crowd who were expecting her.--She is built after the model of the Niagara, and is about the same size. Both steamers belong to the New York and Virginia Steamship Line, and are admirably adapted to the trade for which they are intended. The officers of the Saratoga are skillful and accommodating, and passengers travelling on her will surely be courteously treated. We learn that on her voyage to this place the Saratoga broke some of her machinery, which will account for her delay in arriving here. She will return to New York this afternoon.