, a middle aged German
, was before the Mayor
yesterday, charged with getting ten dollars worth of clothing belonging to Jacob Peyser
, by false pretenses.
It appeared that he had hardly become possessed of the articles when he concluded a trade for their disposal to another individual, at a very reduced rate.
The circumstances connected with the affair made it clear to the comprehension of his Honor, that Muller
intended one of those cute dodges against which the law has with righteous propriety set its face.
The prisoner was remanded to jail to await an indictment by the Hustings Court grand jury.
In his compulsory retirement, the matter of old clothes and the relative merits of honesty, and vice versa,
will occupy, no doubt, a due share of attention.