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False pretences.

--The case of ‘"Col."’ Wm N. Muler, charged with obtaining a buggy, a addle, and a sum of money from King & Lambeth, by false pretences, was further investigated by the Mayor yesterday. A young Lieutenant, named Frank Tormey, was also arraigned for complicity in the affair. Col Smith, of the Quartermaster's Department, mentioned Tormey as the person who introduced ‘"Col Miller"’ to him, when the latter made an application for his pay. C. W. Pursell, exchange broker, produced a pay account which he received from a person who represented himself to be Col. Miller, but he could not say whether the prisoner was or was not the man. He (Mr. Purcell) told him that if he could get Col Smith's endorsement he would cash the account. Whereupon he went away and returned in about an hour, saying that Col. Smith declined to make the endorsement on the back of the paper, but presented a certificate from that officer, as follows: ‘"Pay of Col. Miller for August, September, and October, 1861. These accounts will be paid by Captain Barksdale when he is in frauds."’ The accounts, amounting to $610, were then cashed by Mr. Pursell. This paper was identified by Colonel smith as the one prepared in his office. The pay account received by King of Lambath was not prepared at his instance. This was also accompanied by a certificate, reading--‘" Col. Smith says he will pay enclosed claim as soon as money in Department, and will give it preference to all there."’ The testimony previously given was repeated in substance by the Witnesses, after which the Mayor called Gen. Winder, who stated that he had seen Tormey twice at his office, having sent for him in consequence of certain representations he had heard, relative to his passing as an aid-de-camp of Gen. Johnston. Tormey professed that it was merely a joke of his, and nothing further transpired.-- A. J. Ford had seen the prisoners at his house together. After the arrest of Miller; Tormey said that he was sorry he had ever made his acquaintance, for it had got him into difficulty. At the request of the counsel for the accused, the Mayor consented to postpone the further consideration of the case until to day.

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