Receiving stolen property.
--James W. Eddins
, who lost an arm by a premature explosion of a cannon while firing a Fourth of July salute on the Capitol Square
, some years ago, was before the Mayor
yesterday on the charge of receiving a quantity of iron stolen from the Gallego Mills
, knowing the same to have been stolen.
A private watchman at the mills testified that the iron was missed, and he subsequently found it at the foundry of Eddins
He saw a white man and a negro drive a wagon into the foundry yard.
stated that, on his return from Manchester
, he found the iron there, and knew nothing about its purchase.
He informed Mr. Hall
, the superintendent at the mills, that it was there, and that he could have it. He had given orders to his watchman not to admit anybody into the yard.
adjourned the case over until eleven o'clock to-day and admitted Mr. Eddins
to bail in the sum of two hundred dollars for his appearance.