Arrest of a latter day Southern Patriot.
--A man named H. L. Martin
was arrested in this city on Thursday, on the order of Inspector General John H. Winder
, by Detective Maccubbin
, as a suspicious person, and being carried before the War Department, was, after an examination, conveyed to the county jail for safe keeping.
The party alluded to hails from Mississippi
, and has been for a long time a Federal office-holder.
came into office and thought proper to exact an oath of obedience and fealty from his dependants, Martin
took the obligation and pay consequent thereon.
Lately a change has come over the spirit of his dreams.
Some two weeks since he disappeared from Washington
The next heard of him is that he arrived in Richmond
, and is seeking an office under the Confederate States
Government.--Circumstances connected with his exodus from Washington
pointed suspicion towards him, and he was arrested on the well- grounded apprehension that he was not a true patriot; in a word, was a camp follower of what might be deemed for the time being the strongest party.