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En route for the Penitentiary. --Thomas L. Angle, a stout-looking fellow, with a military overcoat, was brought before Aldermen Caskie, Bray, Anderson, and Clopton, stating as an examining court yesterday in the Sergeant's office, City Hall, charged with robbing Ambrose Barrett, a resident of Chester field, of his pocket book, containing $107 and seventy cents worth of portage stamps, on the 17th day of February. The evidence showed that the robbery was effected at Ford's drinking house, corner Cary and Virginia streets, in a very bold and audacious manner, the prisoner seizing the money of Barrett as that individual was counting it, though he was prevented from carrying it off by a prompt arrest. His only excuse was, that on the night previous to his own flagitious attempt on Barrett's funds he had been robbed, and he thought he might as well get even by robbing somebody himself. Mr. Daniel, the Commonwealth's Attorney, conducted the prosecution, and the accused was defended b