--Mrs. W. A. Wagener
, the keeper of a small jewelry establishment on the South
side of Main street, near 19th, made her appearance before the Mayor
yesterday to answer the charge of receiving a gold watch stolen of W. B. Ferrell
, knowing the same to have been stolen.
, an employee at Chimborazo Hospital, stated that on the night of the 12th of June his watch was stolen from under his pillow, and that he heard no more of it till Sunday last, when Edward V. McCarthy
, a patient in the hospital, told him it was at Mrs. Wagener
's. Mr. Ferrell
, accompanied by another gentleman, went to Mrs.
W.'s store, and found his watch, with a variety of others, in the show case.
After examining it, and learning the price at which it was held, ($275,) Mr.
F. obtained a warrant and had the watch seized.
was questioned as to how he knew where the watch was he stated that he had been told so by a gentleman then in the city, and had gone to the store and seen the watch in the case.
proved that she purchased the watch of a young soldier, who was pale, delicate and lame, who told her he had been twice-wounded, that he had received his discharge, and that the watch had been given him by his father, with which to raise means to get home.
did not recognize McCarthy
as the person selling the watch; though she said the young soldier was about his size.
There being no evidence to show that Mrs.
W. knew the watch was stolen she was discharged, but lost the watch and $150. McCarthy
was held for further examination.