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Garroting. --A man named Alexander Quesenberry was waylaid in Sidney about seven o'clock Saturday morning by two ruffians, named Charles Lewis and Mike Powers, who robbed him of a pocket-book containing sixty dollars. He was accosted by the two men with some common-place inquiry, and before he had time to reply one of them had clasped him about the arms, while the other seized him by the neck. Thus situated, he was powerless to give an alarm as to prevent the intended depredation. He was quickly relieved of his money and bade to proceed on, while the two robbers scampered off in an opposite direction. Making known the affair at the Provost Marshal's office, and describing the men, detectives Boyd, Carter, and Hammond were enabled to lay hold of them near the scene of their exploit. The pocket-book and money stolen from Mr. Quesenberry were found on their persons. After being brought before the Provost Marshal they were sent to the Mayor's office to be dealt with by the civi
y, and bailed the accused to appear before him on Monday. George W. Rhodes, James Russell, and another having shown that they embroiled themselves with the guard only and had no connection with the fight were dismissed; as was also Frank Botto, who proved that he was not there at all, although he had been taken from his bed at night and put in custody by some of the guard. John Jaiser, charged with assaulting and beating a man named Vaughan, was dismissed at Vaughan's request. Charles Lewis and Michael Powers, two soldiers, were charged by Alexander Quesenberry with garroting him and robbing him of a pocket-book containing $60 in Confederate fives, $1 on a North Carolina bank, and two or three shinplasters. Quesenberry testified that as he was on his way to Camp Winder the two prisoners met him, and one held out his hand to shake hands with him. He took it and the other put his arm about his neck and choked him while the first robbed him. They were handed over to Capt. Al