--A young woman, who calls herself Anna St. Chair
, was before the Mayor
last Saturday to answer the charge of receiving a piece of black cloth, stolen from John C. Shafer
in March last, knowing the same to have been stolen.
Several witnesses were examined in the cause, the substance of whose evidence we append.
About the 6th of March Mr. Shafer
's store was broken into and robbed of $10,000 worth of goods, for which one man has been convicted and sent to the penitentiary.
, the convict, boarded at Sexton
's, on 17th street, and visited the prisoner, who lived next door.
This prisoner and Charlotte Gilman
were presented with a piece of cloth by Sullivan
, which they had made into cloaks, and which they afterwards got Eliza Sexton
to conceal for them, fearing the Detectives would discover that portion of their apparel.
got another woman to conceal the cloaks for her, and thereby lost one of them.
She also concealed other articles when the officers were searching her brother's house, and thus entangled herself-in the meshes of the law. Miss St. Clair
proved by Miss Gilman
that they did not know the goods were stolen when given to them.
As she gave information to the police and testified against Sullivan
, the Sextons threatened her with vengeance, and have thus brought on this prosecution.
The secured was remanded for a further hearing.