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Strange thieves.

--For months past, not withstanding the efforts of the police, our city has been completely overrun by garroters, pickpockets, and housebreakers, whose depredations are of nightly occurrence, and whose brazen effrontery on the public thoroughfares, in daylight, is only equalled by the boldness of their villainy when night sets in. So alarming have the depredations of these ruffians become that vigilance committees are talked of by our citizens, and "Judge Lynch" strongly recommended as the presiding justice on sibly injustice to the innocent, would it wise policy in the Mayor to appoint a strong armed guard in all parts of the city by night, to strengthen the day police, and to authorize them to search out and arrest every man in the city and its suburbs who are here without visible means of support? No honest man need fear the enforcement of such a rule in the most rigid manner, whilst thieves and garroters would either change their professions or seek more congenial climes. Under the vagrant law the Mayor has ample power to act, and it is to be hoped that he will commence the good work at once.

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