Who is the Owner?
--Some few days since the police officers arrested a negro named George, slave to John Clendenin
, on the charge of receiving cloth stolen of John C. Shafer
, and on searching his lodging-room discovered two barrels of whiskey and one of brandy, which they also took possession of. The negro boy, at the time of his arrest, was in the employ of Mr. Y. P. Watkins
, the keeper of a saloon under Metropolitan Hall.
The negro, it seems, bought the liquors and took a bill of them in Mr. Watkins
's name, but stored them in a room on Mr. Clendenin
's premises, where he slept.
Both Mr. Watkins
and Mr. Clendenin
now claim the liquors, and the Mayor
is to say this morning to whom they belong.
If the barrels have not been heavily watered and doctored, the three and contents would bring nearly $6,000.