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Counterfeiter arrested. --Curtis Pritchett, formerly a member of the McCulloch Rangers, has been arrested in Petersburg, Va., by Detective Jas. Washington Goodrich, by order of the Secretary of the Treasury, for passing counterfeit Confederate Treasury notes in that city. The prisoner was brought before Commissioner Watson yesterday, who continued the case until next Monday, by which time, no doubt, other parties now suspected will be in custody. After Hoyer & Lodwig's lithographies establishment had been broken open last week, and a number of the Treasury notes struck off by the rogues, it came to the knowledge of the authorities that one George Elam, formerly employed by H & L, had been a party to the transaction, having been seen with notes in his possession similar to the ones surreptitiously printed. The detective went to Petersburg in hopes of apprehending Elam; but obtaining a clue to the operations of one of his "pals" in Pritchett, who had succeeded in "shoving off"