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Night owls.

--The garroters about Richmond are now called "night owls," from the fact that they keep their nests most of the day, only leaving them long enough to take their stands at the street corners to mark their victim for darker hours. These creatures have their regular spies and scouts about the hotels and public places, and know the movements of the police with wonderful accuracy. To get rid of them they must be harnessed as persons of had character; and if they can show no visible means of support, they ought to be dealt with in the most summary manner. If the law officers cannot get rid of such characters, then the Vigilance Committees will take them in hand and soon dispose of them. Richmond cannot afford to loss her good name by foreign thieves and robbers. Let her citizens see to it in time, or they may be compelled to enact the scenes of San Francisco.

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