An ex-congressman in Limbo.
--During these times of war, says the N. O. Bee
, of the 15th, our detective police are kept busy almost night and day watching suspicious characters and hunting up spies.
At eight o'clock Saturday night Smith Izard
arrested a notorious personage in the St. Charles Hotel
, whom he and the Chief
had been searching for all day. This was no other than Ned McGowan
, the California ex-Congressman
, who was given twenty-four hours notice to quit San Francisco
by the Vigilance Committee, and who found a new field for his energies in the Territory of Arizona
He is a tall and robust man, although about fifty-five years of age, fine looking, and wears a remarkable heavy moustache and goatee, the hairs of which are white with age. He arrived in New Orleans last Wednesday, and was at once recognized by a returned Californian, who questioned and watched him until he became satisfied that McGowan
was entirely too busy seeking military information, and reported him to the Governor