ord, United States Marshal of Rhode Island, brought to this city in his custody from Newport, R. I., a French gentleman, named Louis De Bebian, a resident of Wilmington, North Carolina, and charged with Secession proclivities.
It appears that M. De Bebian was contemplating a voyage to Europe, and was suspected of being in the service of the Confederate States.
He says that he has been a resident of Wilmington for several years, and being desirous of going to Europe to see his family, he took pprize crew--one officer and fire men — on board, sealed up the trunks and papers of the master and passengers, and made them all prisoners.
The process for libel and condemnation was issued by the captors in the Courts at Rhode Island.
Monsieur Bebian requested to be permitted to see the French Consul at the-port where he was captured; but in these dangerous and daring times — when rebels stalk abroad, disseminating discontent and disunion — the Lieutenant in command very properly refused<
Monroe--they Can't come over — the Yankee Government and Napoleon — case of M. De Bebian.
Norfolk, Feb. 4,
--There is no doubt that the special spying he persons recently arrived here by flag of truce from Fortress Monroe, was Mr. de Bebian, of Wilmington, N. C. He was arrested last summer at the North and confined passport to go to Europe, but Mr. Seward endorsed on it, "It is understood Mr. de Bebian is not to enter into any of the insurrectionary States." He went to Paris ars prepared the necessary papers for the French Minister at Washington, and Mr. de Bebian returned to the United States.
He called on Mr. Seward for a passport to ealled on Mr. Seward, exhibited some documents, and asked for a passport for Mr. de Bebian to return to Wilmington, and Mr. Seward very cheerfully granted it.
MrMr. de Bebian has applied to the Federal Congress for the amount of damages he has sustained, and it is probable he will be reimbursed.
He claims to be a French citiz