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The Daily Dispatch: June 12, 1863., [Electronic resource], The situation at
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Heavy robbery. --Yesterday morning three young men — Carter Tadlock, Willie Ellett, and John Postower — were before the Mayor on the charge of feloniously breaking and entering the house of Mrs. Mary Stephens, and stealing therefrom $1,000 in State Bank notes, $360 in Confederate notes, $260, in specie, two gold watches, one silver watch, one pistol, and one dirk knife. Mrs. Stephens keeps a small establishment in Brackett's old tavern, on Broad street. On Monday afternoon last the three
Finding concealment no longer possible, Postower gave certain information which led to the recovery of the three watches, pistol, and knife, and probably to the arrest of his accomplices in crime.
In the course of that afternoon Tadlock and Ellett were both arrested, the first having $120 in State money, and the last having $111. On each party notes were found which were recognized by Mrs. Stephens as having been stolen of her. The officers found the watches, etc., buried in the ground, an