--The police brought before the Mayor
yesterday a young man named John Howard
, charged with stealing a silver watch
, worth $150, the property of Thomas Smith
, on being sworn, stated that Howard
was innocent of the theft; that John O'Brien
, now confined in the Chimborazo Hospital
, had acknowledged the theft, and had given up the watch.
was of course discharged, and the necessary proceedings instituted to bring the guilty party to justice.