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Supposed Spy.

--Yesterday morning Theodore Woodall, charged with being a suspicious character — a man of evil fame and reputation, aiding and abetting the United States Government in hostile action against the Commonwealth of Virginia and citizens thereof, and against the Confederate Government, was arraigned before the Mayor; but owing to the absence of a material witness, Mrs. C. McCann, his examination was postponed till the 19th inst., and he committed to jail. Woodall was at one time a Detective in this city, under Gen. Winder, and whilst in office was charged with extorting money from Robert S. Dabney, a grocer on Broad street, for which he was afterwards indicted, but fled to Baltimore before his trial came on. At the time of his arrest. Woodall had in his possession a pass given him by Gen. Winder, with orders to report at the Provost Marshal's office every day.--Soon after his case was called, General Winder came into Court, and learning of the Mayor that Woodall had been committed to prison, inquired if he could not be bailed for his appearance. The Mayor informed the General that the accused was committed under the ordinance of the late Convention, which forbid Justices of the Peace from bailing parties accused with such crimes, but referred him to one of the Circuit Judges, before whom the prisoner could be brought under a writ of habeas corpus, and who could grant bail if he thought proper. Whether the General will sue out the writ or permit the accused to remain in prison till the time appointed for his examination remains to be seen.

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