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Martial law. --Yesterday morning Napoleon Burke and John S. Hammond, two of the Provost Marshal's detectives, were before the May or to answer the charge of assaulting Michael Walls, contrary to law. The facts in the case are these: Under order of the Provost Marshal, the detectives are required to seize all ardent spirits brought to the city without written permission of the Marshal. On the morning in question these detective ascertained that Walls had received three barrels of liquor, ait to be contraband, repaired to his store to seize it. When about to seize the liquor found in Walls's house an altercation sprang up between W and Hammond, W. giving H. the file. H. immediately seized W. and took him off to the Provost Marshal, Burke merely preventing Mrs. W. from interfering in the arrest of her husband. As these officers hold their commissions as Confederate detectives, and claim to act under martial law, the Mayor contends that martial law is unconstitutional, and that th