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Garroting.

--William Riley, the young man who had two soldiers arrested three weeks since on charge of stealing from him $800 in money, and who afterwards failed to appear as a witness because of his being charged with desertion, was before the Mayor yesterday, to answer for beating and attempting to rob an unknown person, on Saturday night last. Whilst sitting in the prison box, Mr. James Partec, employed at Camp Lee, recognized Riley as one of the parties by whom he was garroted and robbed of $85 his hat, and pair of combs, on Sunday night last, and claimed the hat worn by the prisoner as the one stolen from him. Mr. P. stated that be had frequently seen the accused, with other suspicious characters, lurking about Screamersville — that on the night of the robbery he had been to this city on business, and started for Camp Lee, about 10 o'clock, had gone north of Broad street to avoid a disreputable locality. On getting in the neighborhood of Bachman Spring he was approached by Riley and another fellow, one of whom gave him a violent blow in the side, stunning him very much. Witness was then seized and choked down, after which he was robbed of his money, hat and combs. Riley was remanded to the Hustings Court to answer the felony alleged against him.

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