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rsday afternoon a youth named Robert Clarke was detected in the act of stealing a pocket-book from the pocket of Mr. William J. McDowell, an employee at the Central Railroad Depot.--Mr. McDowell, desiring to send some money to a friend some distanceMr. McDowell, desiring to send some money to a friend some distance up the road, had gone into one of the baggage cars for the purpose of entrusting it with the conductor; but just before taking the money from his pocket he felt some one pushing against him, when he immediately slapped his hand on his coat pocket anplace he was, he replied that he was looking for his father; but afterwards equivocated in such a manner as to confirm Mr. McDowell in his first suspicious, when he concluded to take him in custody and hand him over to the Mayor. After obtaining theve facts. His Honor sent the accused on to the Hustings Court for further examination. The amount of money and checks which Mr. McDowell had in his pocket-book at the time the attempt was made to rob him was between six and seven hundred dollars.