Clipped From The Wilmington Messenger
Trie Burglars Bound" Over Without Bail. The preliminary hearing in the casej against Ed Byrd and James Evans, the negroes charged with burglary, in enter-' enter-' enter-' ing and robbing Mr. JohnR. Turrentine's residence, which was postponed from Thursday and Friday, took place yesterday yesterday before Acting Mayor W. N. Harriss at the city hall. Herbert McClammy, Esq., appeared as counsel for Evans, but Byrd had no counsel. Messrs. Morgan Turrentine, and C. H. Robinson, Jr., whose room was entered and robbed, testified to the facts as to the burglary, heretofore published in the Messenger. They also testified as to the property stolen and identified the gold watch, the shoes and other articles recovered as theirs. Sergeant Robert Green, who went to Newbern and arrested the burglars, testified testified to that fact; and to the fact that he found some of the stolen property in' their presence. He also testified that ; Byrd implicated Evans and said he was with him when he entered Mr. Turrentine's Turrentine's residence. ; Jim Garrison, colored, testified that he saw Byrd and Evans trying to sell some of the things in Newbern. , No witnesses were introduced by the accused and they made no statement in their own behalf. The offense charged being a capital one, the prisoners were bound over to court without bail.'