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Investigation of charges against two watchmen. --The Mayor will go into an investigation at the lower station-house this morning of certain charges which have been preferred against watchmen Fabius Hicks and Henry Franklin. Hicks is charged with receiving a reward of one thousand dollars for the arrest of a runaway from the Spotswood Hotel and refusing to turn over to his partner (who, in fact, secured the negro,) one-half of the amount, alleging as his reason for so doing that two hundreHicks is charged with receiving a reward of one thousand dollars for the arrest of a runaway from the Spotswood Hotel and refusing to turn over to his partner (who, in fact, secured the negro,) one-half of the amount, alleging as his reason for so doing that two hundred dollars had to be paid to some spies who had been engaged to find out his whereabouts, thus leaving only four hundred dollars apiece. [It is the practice among watchmen to go in pairs, and whenever one of them arrests a runaway negro for whom a heavy reward is offered, the understanding is that what is made will be equally divided with the other.] Franklin's offence consists in securing from a negro thief, some nights since, certain articles of clothing, table ware, &c., which turned ou