--In yesterday's paper a brief notice was made of the arrest of three negroes charged with robbing Captain Morton
, quartermaster of Benning
It appears that, on the 23d of July last, the captain's tent, near Petersburg
, was entered, his trunk broken open, and fourteen thousand dollars in Confederate money stolen therefrom.
The affair was involved in mystery until recently, when its solution was entrusted to Detective Washington Goodrick
, of this city.
This officer succeeded in ascertaining some facts which led him to suspect Jim Jones
, a negro, and accordingly he was arrested a few days ago below Richmond
This negro, after close questioning, confessed that he entered the captain's tent, broke open the trunk with a bayonet, and stole the money.
He also implicated some accomplices, who were likewise arrested, and the whole party committed to Castle Thunder to await further developments.
A portion of the money has been recovered.
Jim represented himself to be a free negro; but we understand he is a slave, the property of Mrs. Colonel Jones
, of Georgia