Examination of Counterfeiters.
--The time of Wm. F. Watson
, C. S. Commissiones
for this District, was occupied for several hours on yesterday in the examination of George W. Etam
, Curtis Pridgeon
, and James Tyrer
, charged with the larceny of a number of Confederate Treasury Notes, and the counterfeiting and passing off a number as true and genuine.
The particulars connected with the several cases have been given heretofore at the time of the arrest of the parties, and it is deemed needless to recapitulate the evidence, which was on this occasion made stronger by the introduction as a witness of Flem.
alias Wm. Crawford
, who was implicated in the transaction and gave himself up to justice.
His evidence, which, as against the accused, must be considered perfectly reliable, will be of great benefit to the Government
in enabling its officers to determine the degree of guilt respectively attaching to each of the offenders; all of whom were yesterday committed for trial before the C. S. District Court next week.
The Grand Jury of this Court will set on Tuesday next to take cognizance of the above case.