--Two young men, named George Rigley
and Henry Cooper
, were arraigned before the Mayor
yesterday to answer a charge of stealing a gold watch valued at $100, a revolver valued at $25, and a small sum of money, from Frank B. Garnett
, an officer in the army.
It appears that Mr. Garnett
arrived in this city at a late hour on Wednesday night, the 30th of October, and went to the Exchange Hotel
, where he waited some time, and was then shown to a room in company with Cooper
, who had also come in for lodgings.
He had with him, when he retired, his watch, pistol, and money; but when he arose the next morning they were gone, with a Government dispatch which had been entrusted to his charge, and Cooper
had also disappeared.
Information of the robbery was communicated to the detective police, with a description of Cooper
's person, and on the following Monday
he was arrested at the American Hotel
The pistol and a large bunch of keys were found upon him. The prisoner volunteered to conduct the officers to a place where they might find another party to the transaction, and subsequently Rigley was taken into custody at Coleman
's lodging-house on Virginia street.--Rigley had the missing watch, which he said he purchased of Cooper
During the investigation yesterday the watch and pistol were fully identified, the former having on it the initials of the father and mother of young Garnett
; whereupon the prisoners were remanded to be further examined for felony before she Hustings Court next week.