A Garroting case.
--On Saturday night last, between 11 and 12 o'clock, as Mr. James J. Wingfield
, a clerk in the Treasury Department, was returning to his residence, he was set upon, on Broad street, between Third and Fourth, by a couple of assassins, who knocked him down and robbed him of a gold watch and chain.
The cries of Mr. Wingfield
for assistance soon brought to his aid a couple of watchmen, upon seeing whom the fellows scampered off. They were about making further search of their victim's pockets when the alarm was given.