--R. L. Bohannon
, a youth of some celebrity about town, though generally regarded as inoffensive heretofore, was arraigned yesterday to answer a charge of stealing a case of surgical instruments
, valued at $25, from Dr. E. L. Carter
deposed, that the instruments were on the table in his office last Tuesday evening, and that Bohannon
was seen there the same evening.
The instruments were missed shortly afterwards.
He had ascertained that a colored man named Clayton
saw them in B.'s possession, but he know of no white person who had seen them.
deposed, that on Tuesday night he entered the room occupied by Dr. Carter
and himself and found Bohannon
there, standing near the table where the instruments were.
He inquired for Dr. Magruder
, who formerly occupied the apartment, and then went out.
The prisoner desired to procure some testimony in his own behalf, and the Mayor
continued the case until Monday, offering to admit him to bail in the sum of $300 for his appearance.
The case of Richard Hardaman
, charged with stabbing James Turner
, was resumed, it appearing that the Mayor
had not made up his mind to remand the prisoner for the offence with which he was charged, but merely with a view to investigate the question of the desertion of both from the army.
, of Tompkins
's Sharp-Shooters, stated that Hardaman
had been here on sick furlough since September, and no call had been made for their return.
He was going back to his company on Friday next, and would take them with him. The Mayor
then discharged Turner
, and held Hardaman
in custody to await the call of his officer.
, a free negro woman, attired in a high style of magnificence, appeared to answer a charge of residing in this city with Memphis
She stated that she had been living here thus, contrary to law, about four months. The Mayor
ordered her to return to Tennessee
by the first opportunity.
, charged with using insulting language to Eliza Quinn
, failed to appear when called, and the Mayor
declared her recognizance ($100, with David Espy
as security,) forfeited.
thought the security was not worth much, and then, in reply to certain questions propounded by the Mayor
, said that Mrs. Buchanan
had threatened to tear every bone out of her body, and to murder her, and had used very offensive language.
Richard, a slave, the property of Talbott
, was brought up to answer a charge of having in his possession a lot of stolen sugar.
said it was given to him by a negro named Henry Brown
, who was also present under arrest.
Under the rule that the receiver is as bad as the thief, the Mayor
ordered Richard twenty lashes, and held Henry for further consideration.