The purchase of stolen iron.
yesterday resumed the investigation of the charge against Eddins
of receiving five hundred pounds of iron stolen from the Gallego Mills
The private watchman at the mills repeated his statement made on the previous day, that he missed the iron, and found it at Eddins
was sworn for the defence.
He testified that when he went to the foundry early on Monday morning, before either of the proprietors had arrived, the iron was brought there by a white man and three negroes in a wagon.
He heard a controversy about this iron, and refused to weigh it. The man threw it out in the yard, and declined to carry it away.
He had known the proprietors of the foundry to restore iron which had been stolen to the owners.
, also employed by Eddins
, testified that the iron was brought there early Monday morning, and was followed by the watchman, who said it had been stolen from the Gallego Mills
The men in the wagon threw the iron down and refused to carry it away.
There being no proof that Eddins
had purchased the iron, or authorized the bringing of into their foundry, the Mayor
dismissed the case.