A Cute Chap.
--A man presented himself to Mr. Luck
, of the Columbian Hotel
, yesterday, as a substitute in the army, in answer to that gentleman's advertisement.
He proceeded to Capt. Guigon
's office, in the law building, with the party, who, when he arrived there, and learned that he wished him to enter, positively refused.
As he gave no reason for it, the act excited Mr. Luck
's suspicion, and he caused him to be taken in custody and carried to the Assistant Provost Marshal
Soon after his arrival there Captain Guigon
was sent for, and, on seeing the man, identified him at once as a runaway member of his own company, who had joined as a substitute, under the name of M. Malloney
. Officer Thomas
instituted a search of the person of the party, and found in his pocket-book two discharges from the Confederate States
Army, as an Irishman, one certificate of the British Consul
that he was a Scotchman, and a lot of transportation papers for him to proceed, as a discharged soldier,&c. New Orleans.
One of the discharges, which he had no doubt purchased, was in the name of Michael Sweeney
, one in the name of Duncan Maloy
, which latter is no doubt the fellow's true name.
was playing a bold game.
Having his discharges ready, and his transportation papers made out in due form, nothing would have been easier for him to have done, after disposing of himself to Mr. Luck
at a good round price, than to have put them into requisition to convey himself away from the scene of his numerous swindles.
The documents were taken possession of by Capt. Guigon
, and Maloy
was sent to Castle Godwin, to be tried as a deserter.