Friday, August 9, 2013

August 9 1873, On this date in Memphis

The following snippets come from the Memphis Daily Appeal, August 9 1873 under the heading of "Local Paragraphs".

-Robert H. Ubbard last night whipped his wife and was arrested by Officer Cogbill, who conducted him to the stationhouse.

-Sally Jones, colored, was arrested yesterday upon the alleged charge of larceny.  She will be released, as the stolen articles have been found.

-Dr. G.B. Peters, of Lee county Arkansas, sends us the first open cotton-boll of the season.  The boll is fully developed, and quite large.

-Yesterday two juveniles had a fight about candy, goober-peas, and the third reader.  One of them being whipped, procured a knife, and returning, stabbed his adversary three times in the head and once in the back.

-Officer Scott yesterday arrested Henry Ayres, a white man, for indecently exposing his person in an alley between Court and Jefferson streets.  He was arrested some time ago for the same offense, at the instance of Mr. Dill.

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