, 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" ’ several of the bogus ‘"flimsies,"’ he took him in custody and brought him to Richmond
, resolving to look for the principal operator at another time.
The haunts of the criminal cave been pretty well ascertained from two loose females, who were on intimate terms with him. On the person of Pritchett
was found about $170 worth of C. S. Treasury notes, in tens and twenties, all signed and ready for passing.