arrested a negro fellow, yesterday morning, named Cyrus
, slave of Mrs. Triplett
, but the driver of a wagon belonging to William Scott
, charged with stealing between five and six hundred pounds of bacon, the property of Captain W. M. Chastain
On Saturday evening, Captain Chastain
to take the bacon from the Danville depot
to his residence on Shockoe Hill, and stood by tall he saw it safely deposited in the wagon.
He then gave the driver directions as to where he lived, and started on ahead; but the fellow picked his chance, when the owner of the bacon was some distance in advance, to turn the corner in an opposite direction and drive his wagon with its contents to the stable occupied by him.
missed the negro soon after he disappeared; but, knowing that he had his address, he thought nothing wrong about the matter till some time after his arrival at home, when, failing to hear anything from the fellow, he sought officers Moore
, and made known to them the facts of the case.
After diligent inquiry, these officers arrested Cyrus
upon suspicion, and carried him before Captain Chastain
, who immediately recognized him as the driver to whose charge he had committed his bacon.
As usual among most negroes when arrested for stealing, Cyrus
at first denied being the driver, but afterwards, upon being questioned closely, he owned that he was the man, and stated that, soon after leaving Captain Chastain
, a white man ordered him to drive up to Robinson
& Co.'s store, (which was then closed,) and put the bacon out on the pavement, which he did. Subsequently, however, officers Kelly
obtained from him a confession which enabled them to find about two-thirds of the bacon at his stable and in the loft of the kitchen occupied by his wife.
The rest of it, Cyrus
acknowledged that he sold and gave way to a negro associate of his, whose name he pretended to have forgotten.
He was locked up in the upper station-house.
A negro fellow, named John, slave of Purser Debree, was arrested by officer Chalkley
and locked up for cruelly beating and endeavoring to smother a horse which he was driving.
Witnesses to the transaction represent John's conduct as inhuman in the extreme, and, had it not been for the officer who took him in charge, the fellow would probably have been roughly handled by the crowd who were standing around.
Late Saturday afternoon, a notorious negro fellow, belonging to Robert Lumpkin
, named John, was arrested by officers Moore
, suspected of burglariously breaking into the house of George Lee
, on the corner of Franklin and Sixth streets, on the night of the 7th instant, and stealing one barrel and a half of sugar, valued at three thousand dollars; two demijohns of whiskey, worth one thousand dollars; three demijohns of wine, valued at one thousand five hundred dollars; one demijohn of French brandy
, valued at five hundred dollars, and various other articles of more or less value.
John has been sought after for some time, but until Saturday he could not be found.
Sarah, slave of William Archer
, was arrested by officer Chalkley
on the charge of stealing a bracelet, valued at five hundred dollars, from Mrs. Maggie Talbott