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nd Extorting a Bribe. --A man named George Brown, formerly holding a lieutenant's commission in the Confederate service, in company with another person named Williams, visited the house of a Mr. Gunzelo, in Henrico county, about six miles from the city, on Tuesday night last, in the garb of Confederate guards, and represented est him on the charge of harboring deserters. Their conduct so much alarmed Gunzelo that he picked his opportunity and started to run, when he was fired upon by Williams and brought to a halt, the ball inflicting a slight wound on one of his legs. Williams and his accomplice, (Brown,) it is stated, then informed the wounded man Williams and his accomplice, (Brown,) it is stated, then informed the wounded man that they had no wish to take him to Richmond, and if he would give them a certain sum of money they would let him off. This Gonzelo agreed to do, and paid them eight hundred dollars on the spot, promising to obtain the balance for them the next day. On Wednesday morning, however, knowing himself innocent of the charge alleged aga