--The charge against Theodore Woodall
, for being a man of evil fame and disloyal to the South
, and which has been pending for several weeks before the Mayor
, has at length been disposed of. In our Saturday's issue we gave the substance of the evidence elicited at the examination.
That morning His Honor gave his decision, prefacing it with the remark, that some of the members of the bar had assumed that when a party was brought before him on a warrant, he was, in the examination, confined strictly to the letter of that warrant.
Such was not the fact.
Sitting as a committing magistrate, he had the right, if in the investigation the party charged with one offence was entirely innocent of that charge, but accused of another, to send him on to answer the new accusation.
In relation to Woodall
, who left here under suspicious circumstances, got on a flag of truce boat, (he would not do the Provosts the injustice to say by their connivance,) went to Washington
, is found in close connection with Federal detectives there, and is afterwards published in a Federal paper as a Federal detective, the circumstances are questionable enough to warrant his being held to bail for his good behavior the next twelve months. He therefore required Woodall
to give bail in the sum of $700, which he readily did, and was discharged.