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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 thown 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 cla 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 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.