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A Den broken up. --Detectives Sledd, Jones, and Custle, having reason to suspect that a party of white men, who were evading either justice or the conscript officers, were secreted in the house of a negro named Daniel, slave of George Bagby, paid the premises a visit yesterday morning. The house is a long, low wooden shanty, on the corner, of 2d and Duval streets. On the approach of the officers the negro ran round to the rear of the house and began to throw pebbles up at the window to notify those within of approaching danger. The officers arrested him and entered the house, and there found in a room in the second story, in which there were six beds, two white men, named respectively Tom Houcher and Frank Smith, alias Macdonald. The men said they had just dropped in to rest awhile, and the negro told the same story; but it was evident from the arrangement of the room that it was the abode of at least six persons. All three were taken to the Provost Marshal, who committed Bo