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An eloquent and Timely prayer. --Right Reverend the Bishop (Polk) of Louisiana, having set apart no special prayer to be used with reference to the present state of affairs, Reverend Dr. Goodrich, of St. Paul's, and Reverend Mr. Fulton, of Calvary, in New Orleans, have adopted the following sublime scriptural supplication, which was set forth, towards the close of the sixteenth century, by the Archbishop of Canterbury, in view of the great war then waging by Philip of Spain against Elizabeth of England. It has been slightly altered to adapt it to the present circumstances of the Confederate States: A prayer. O. Eternal God! In power most mighty, in strength most glorious, without whom the horse and charlotte is in vain prepared against the day of battle, vouchsafe, we beseech Thee, from Thy high throne of majesty, to hear and receive the hearty and humble prayer which, on banded knees, we, the people of Thy pasture and the sheep of thy hands, unfeignedly acknowledging T
Important arrest. --The recent circulation, in this city, of Confederate Treasury notes with forged signatures, has led to extreme caution in the inspection of that currency, and active exertions have been made to apprehend the guilty parties. A man named John Betz was arrested yesterday at Frank's bar-room, on Governor street, by Detective Goodrich and Policeman Davis, in consequence of certain information received, and in his trunk were found two sheets of unsigned Treasury notes, of the genuine plate. Betz, who came here from New Orleans, is a lithographic printer, and was for a short time employed on Government work. The prisoner will probably have a preliminary examination this morning.
f the port waiting for her." Another letter, received by the same firm, dated Nov. 25, states that the Iroquois arrived at St. Thomas on the night of the 24th inst., and reported that the Sumter had escaped. The dispatches brought by Mr. Goodrich--the Nashville. Washington, December 11,--The dispatches brought by Mr. Goodrich, special bearer from our Ministers in Europe, are of the nighest importance. The affair of the rebel steamer Nashville, that put in at Southampton for repairMr. Goodrich, special bearer from our Ministers in Europe, are of the nighest importance. The affair of the rebel steamer Nashville, that put in at Southampton for repairs, had caused the greatest excitement, and was the subject of a diplomatic note from our Minister to Lord John Russell Mr. Adams, on the part of our Government, protested against her remaining, but the British Government had, it was understood, determined to let her complete her armament. Capt. Pegram had arranged for the Nashville a complete gun-deck, which would make her a most formidable war steamer, and she would be allowed to depart without hindrance on the part of Her Majesty's Government
Hastings Court. --Considerable business of a miscellaneous character was transacted by the above Court yesterday. There were present on the bench, besides Recorder Caskie, Aldermen Bray, Regnault, Anderson, Smith, and Gwathmey. After detaining the witnesses in the case of Goodrich, indicted for assault, till near 3 o'clock, they were informed that the case would not be proceeded in before this morning. Michael Sullivan was tried for receiving a lot of old iron, the property of some unknown person, alleged to have been stolen. The jury could not agree, and the case was continued until the next term. Jas. H. Keyser, who has been in the city jail for two months past, was tried for shooting a pistol in one of the streets, and fined $6, and ordered to be imprisoned till the fine and costs of prosecution be paid. The following parties, indicted for misdemeanor, gave bail for their appearance at the next term of the Court, viz: Stephen Page, ($150;) John Denzler,
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"
--A number of parties were put in "Castle Godwin" yesterday, among them Captain Jas. Leonard, of New York, as a Federal spy.--Philip Helfrick, of Richmond, for selling liquor.--Henry L. Pelouse, Richmond. [Mr. P. is a native of Philadelphia, and was in business here as a type maker. He was among the first to take the oath of allegiance to the C. S. A. The grounds of arrest we are not advised of.]--Wm Read, a citizen of Prince George county, was arrested on suspicion of disloyalty.--Officer Goodrich succeeded yesterday, in Petersburg, Va., at the Bolingbrook Hotel, in getting possession of the baggage of George Elam, heretofore arrested for counterfeiting Confederate States Treasury notes, and on searching found $696 worth of ten-dollar notes already signed, and a $1,080 not signed; also, the ink and other articles and implements used in perpetrating the fraud.--Five men are now under arrest for robbing the Treasury Department.--Wm. A. Monoure, Second Auditor of the State of Virgin
C. S. District Court. --The Grand Jury of this Court yesterday indicted Charles Melton, mail carrier between Pittsylvania C. H. and Lynchburg, for stealing a draft from the mail on the 22d of March, and Wm. H. Crawford, alias Flem Razor, for passing a ten dollar counterfeit Confederate Treasury note on the bar-keeper of Jarratt's Hotel, in Petersburg, Va. The Grand Jury adjourned until twelve o'clock to-day, when they will proceed with the case of Geo. W. Elam, charged with an offence similar to that committed by Razor. The witness in the case, Charlotte Gilman, arrived from Memphis, Tenn, yesterday evening in custody of Detective Goodrich.
become due, to D. C. G. Field, Esq., Financial Clerk of the Department. By command of Maj. Gen. Butler, Geo. C. Strong, A. A. G., Chief of Staff. There has been published from the Northern papers an account taken from Butler's Delta, relating to the closing of the Camp street Episcopal Church by the Beast's Adjutant General, one Strong. The Delta, said that this Strong visited the Church in citizen's dress to worship God, he being a pious member of the same, and seeing that Dr. Goodrich, the pastor, omitted the prayer for the "President of the United States," indignantly rose from his seat and informed him that the Church would be closed in ten minutes. A gentleman just from New Orleans explodes this Yankee lie. He informs us that Strong went to the Church after services had commenced, having at his heels a guard of soldiers with fixed bayonets. He walked in at the head of his soldiers, and proceeded immediately to eject the congregation and close the Church. The C
from guerrilla or other tantalizing raids during the advance. Ministers arrested for not Praying for Lincoln. The United States steamer Cahawba arrived at New York on Tuesday from New Orleans, having on board the Rev. Messrs. Leaccek, Goodrich, and Fulton, pastors of Episcopal churches in New Orleans, who were sent to New York for refusing to pray for the President of the United States. A letter from New Orleans to the New York Herald says: These three gentlemen having persiste lay only in his irresolution and vacillation, he having first agreed to read the service over the body, and afterwards, at the remonstrance of his church members, declined. Dr. L is an Englishman by birth, but an American by naturalization. Dr. Goodrich is the rector of the church which Major Strong closed two Sundays ago. He is a native of New York, but has resided South almost from instance Mr. Fulton was a private in the regiment known as the Confederate Guards, and candidly avows himself
s was about to detail what was said to him by Goodrich on the ground. Goodrich was then called,Goodrich was then called, and in reply to a question, stated that he had no recollection of making any remarks at the time. witness asked Goodrich if he saw the firing; Goodrich said he did; witness asked who fire first, to which Goodrich replied, "it is impossible to tell; I saw Dixon's pistol first, and I judge he firede sure that he was right, witness again asked Goodrich who fired the first shot, when he repeated whamong them Mr. Richardson; was satisfied that Goodrich told him that he first saw Dixon's pistol andstreet on which Dixon was standing. Wash Goodrich, excitedly.--I wish to make a statement. I ws not so; he tells a lie. The Court told Goodrich to stand aside. Mr. Crump asked the Cour positively." I. K Chase, deposed: Heard Goodrich say, in a crowd in front of the Treasury builin reply to a question as to who fired first, Goodrich said he could not tell who fired first; that [7 more...]
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