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The Daily Dispatch: March 31, 1864., [Electronic resource], From General lee's army. (search)
Burglary — the Burglars Caught. --At daylight yesterday morning Mr. J. R. Chiles, living near the northern terminus of Ninth street, became aware that his store-room had been broken into on the previous night and robbed of thirty odd pieces of bacon. The tracks of a cart and mule in the street in front of his door indicated clearly how the thieves had carried off their plunder. Without loss of time Mr. Chiles followed these tracks until they stopped at a house at the west end of Leigh street, near Glenn & Davis's brickyard, occupied by a negro woman named Adeline, who belongs to Mr. Waddy Davis. The services of officer Jenkins being obtained, this
that in the meantime Cornelius would be arrested and the balance of the meat recovered.
The shoes of the two negro men correspond by measurement with tracks in Mr. Chiles's yard and in the street before his door.
Cornelius is going at large, and is the owner of a mule and cart.
One-half of the robberies and villainy generally n