--An unsuspecting citizen was knocked down Saturday night than the corner of 9th and Main streets, and relieved of all the valuables in his possession.
A Lieutenant in the Confederate Army was knocked down near the corner of Grace and 8th streets, on Saturday night and robbed of his pocket book and hat.
On Saturday night, about 11 o'clock as two watchmen were standing at the mouth of the alley leading from Cary street to Rham's alley, they saw a couple of men standing in the alley quarrelling about the possession of a purse.
One said to the other ‘"half is mine," ’ and he not assenting his companion snatched the pocket book and started to run down the alley.
As he parted from the other he struck him a severe blow with a stick, but he kept on till he fell nearly at the watchmen feet.
They took him in custody.
He gave the name of Francis Fawley
, and said his companion was from New Orleans, and passed by the names of Tom Jones
, alias Burns
The purse contained $91,30 and a parole of honor belonging to J. B. Haudle
, 3d Arkansas regiment, who was taken prisoner at Sharpsburg
and sent home by the Yankees
The money probably belonged to him.
The detective police of the Eastern District had occasion yesterday to visit Hugnes's row, on 17th street, and picked up in the yard a man named Capt. Franklin
, of Mississippi
, very drunk and whose pockets had been mined inside out. After the officers had deposited him in prison they were informed that he had been robbed, by a young man who saw the parties commit the depredation.
They returned to Hughes
's row and arrested a number of men, two of whom, James Gannon
and — Kelley
, were carried to prison.
besides a British protection belonging to himself, had on his person Franklin
's commission as Captain
, who crept under a bed when the officers appeared, was found a pocket diary and $15 of Franklin
An attempt, showing great determination of purpose, was made by robbers on Saturday night about 2 o'clock to enter and rob a store on 15th street, in Belvin
's Block, occupied by Read in Brummel
The operators drove up in a wagon, and very coolly commenced operations by taking out a large plate glass window, which was afterwards found our the Capitol Square
This done, one of the parties commenced getting into the window, and attempting to turn the door key. The noise created by the robbers had by this time awakened two young men who clepes in the rear of the store, and they commenced a fire on the robbers with revolvers which caused them quickly to disperse.
With extraordinary pertinacity they returned again in half, an hour and again commenced operations when a salute from revolvers caused them hastily to decamp.
Yesterday morning five bullet holes were found through the windows.
It is impossible to say whether anybody was his. A gentleman who passed the store at 1 o'clk, and saw the wagon, was tempted by curiosity to ask what it was doing there, when one of the parties answered that it had brought in a lot of wounded soldiers.
This very plausible answer satisfied him, and he proceeded on. About day-break a city watchman on that beat, seeing the condition of the window, poked in his hear to as certain the amount of damage, and being mistaken for a robber was also saluted with a post of shot — Luckily, it did not bit him.