Charge of burglary.
--Yesterday morning a man called James Wood
, an Englishman by birth, but a deserter from the Yankee
army and now a paroled prisoner, was arraigned before the Mayor
to answer the charge of burglariously entering the dwelling-house of Mary Stevens
, on the 30th of November, and stealing therefrom $260 in Alabama
State bank notes, $100 in gold and silver coin
, and a gold watch valued at $500.
The morning after Mrs. Stevens
was robbed she procured the services of officer Perrin
, and, accompanying him to Dillard
's boarding-house, near the Second Market
, pointed out George Jacques
as one of the robbers.
A portion of the stolen money being found on Jacques
, he was committed for trial.
, at the time he arrested Jacques
, noticed that Wood
was a lodger in the same room.
On Saturday last Mrs. Stevens
received information that she could recover her money by calling again at Dillard's house.
She says she did so, when a small man, whose name she did not know, offered her an $100 Alabama
note and $21 in gold
, that had been stolen from her. Being afraid to take it, she asked Wood
to receive it for her, which he did, and afterwards paid it to her in her own house.
, on learning that Mrs.
S. had recovered more of her money, saw her about it, and learning that Wood
had brought it to her arrested him. --Before the Mayor Mrs. Stevens
, and he in turn gave the name of William Leonard
as the man of whom he received the money.
With these facts before him the Mayor
of the burglary, but retained him in custody to make inquiries as to why he has- been set at liberty and granted the privilege of the city, he being a Federal deserter.