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From New Orleans.
latest Federal accounts.

By the arrival of the steamer Roanoke, at New York, we are in receipt of intelligence from New Orleans to the 15th of June. We select the following:

Military Governor of New Orleans.

The Picayune, of the 15th, says:

‘ The designation of Mr. James Robb as Military Governor of New Orleans, under the authority of the United States has produced general and strong manifestations of pleasure among our citizens. Mr. Robb is universally known and respected in this community for his liberality, his intelligence, and his extensive and intimate knowledge of the condition, the characteristics and the needs of our city. An exclusively commercial city, New Orleans requires, in the authority which is to control its administration, intinate knowledge of commercial affairs, and this requirement Mr. Robb possesses in a large measure.

Punishment of soldiers.

At the provost marshal's court, on the 12th inst., three Federal soldiers were charged with entering the house of Mr. Columbus Moise, under the false pretence of searching for arms, without the proper authority, and committing gross outrages by drawing their swords, frightening the females and pursuing them into their private rooms. In view of the facts elicited, the court ordered the corporal guilty of this unsoldierly like conduct to be reduced to the ranks, and all concerned with him were sentenced to forfeit one year's pay, and perform six months police duty.

Abolition agitation.

The New Orleans Picayune denounces the course now pursued by the fanatical abolitionists in Congress, and says:

‘ Now, we do not presume to prophecy. What fate God, in His inscrutable providence, has in store for this distracted land, we would not be so rash as confidently to predict. But we think we are justifiable in averting that no lasting peace, no arrangement which is worth making, can ever be arrived at while this element of slavery agitation is allowed to have its past and present scope. The victory which superior force of men, money, and munitions of war may enable one party in this contest to achieve over the other can be, while this fatal element survives, but a victory over material things; overland, over goods, over resources. But it can never prove a conquest over thought, feeling, sentiment, conscience, religion, faith and self- respect. To win these all back there must be first produced the conviction that with peace restored is infallibly to come the certainty of peace established; and to the attainment of that consummation there is one thing needful, the utter extinction of the slavery question as a political element.

Tired of War.

The New Orleans True Delta concludes an article on the ‘"Progress of the War"’ as follows:

‘ The simple proposition, then, which presents itself to the people, North and South, is whether, the occasion being opportune, it will not be wiser, better and more patriotic to come to some honorable and just settlement of this unhappy and ruinous war, than continue it to the interest and gratification of foreign countries, and the utter irretrievable ruin of their own. Supposing it prosecuted, as the abolitionists hope and expect, until not a slave is to be found on American soil, what would then be the condition of the entire nation? Does it require much power of argument to convince any man that in such an event no possible mode of extricating the North from the ruins which would thus overwhelm it could be devised? or any course be possible through which the nation could ever again lay claim to a first rank, or, indeed, any important position among the powers of the earth? When in the early months of this unnatural and senseless conflict we exposed the folly and ignorance of the Previsional Government in its stupid expectation of being able to compel foreign intervention in its behalf, we then warned our enlightened readers against attaching a particle of faith to such nonsensical belief, telling them that such a war as we were then mad enough to commit ourselves to had been long looked and prayed for by every despotic Government of Europe, as well as by England, the great commercial rival of the United States, and instead of seeking to divide this country without ruin to both parties, which intervention might have accomplished, they would certainly allow North and South to proceed until the labor source of their wealth and power was all utterly destroyed before even their good offices to effect reconciliation were offered or employed. Were we mistaken in this expectation? Certainly not, and yet singular and astonishing as it must be considered, there are persons of education and some sense who still look to foreign nations for aid and extrication.

Five men sentenced to death.

General Butler has issued the following order:

Headq'rs Department of the Gulf, New Orleans, June 13, 1862.
Special Orders, No. 98.

William M. Clary, late second officer of the United States steam transport Saxon, and Stanislaus Roy, of New Orleans, on the night of the 11th of June instant, having forged a pretended authority of the Major-General commanding, being armed, in company with other evil-disposed persons, under false names, and in a pretended uniform of soldiers of the United States, entered the house of a peaceable citizen, No. 93 Toulouse street, about the hour of eleven o'clock in the night time, and there, in a pretended search for arms and treasonable correspondence, by virtue of such forged authority, plundered said house and stole therefrom eighteen hundred and eighty-five dollars in current bank notes, one gold watch and chain, and one bosom pin.

This outrage was reported to the Commanding General at 12 o'clock A. M., on the 12th day of June instant, and by his order Clary and Roy were detected and arrested on the same day, and brought before the Commanding General at 1 o'clock P. M. of this day, when and where it appeared by incontrovertible evidence that the facts above stated were true, and all material parts thereof were voluntarily confessed by Clary and Roy.

It further appeared that Clary and Roy had before this occasion visited other houses of peaceable citizens, in the night time, for like purposes and under like false pretences.

‘"Brass knuckles,"’ burglars' keys, and a portion of the stolen property, and other property stolen from other parties, were found upon the person of Roy and in his lodgings.

Whereupon, after a full hearing of the defence of said Clary and Roy, and due consideration of the evidence, it was ordered by the commanding General that William M. Clary and Stanislaus Roy, for their offences, be punished by being hanged by the neck until they were dead, and this sentence be executed upon them, and each of them, between the hours of 8 o'clock A. M. and 12 M., on Monday, the 16th of June instant, at or near the Parrish Prison, in the city of New Orleans.

The Provost Marshal will cause said sentence to be executed and for so doing this order shall be his sufficient warrant.

By command of
Major-General Butler.

In addition to the foregoing it is stated in the Picayune that Geo., W. Crage, first mate of the United States transport ship City of New York, Frank Newton, a private in the 15th Connecticut regiment, and Theo. Leih, (an assumed name,) New Orleans, implicated in the same affair, have also been sentenced to death. Jas. McDonald, an accessory, has been sentenced to hard labor, with ball and chain, for five years.

Butler Refuses to recognize the British Consul.

British Consulate, New Orleans, La, June 14, 1862.

I beg to inform you that great doubt exists in the minds of British subjects, who, under the provisions of your order No. 41, are called upon to subscribe the oaths therein set forth, as to the consequence of compliance with the behests of that order. I would, therefore, respectfully request that you will inform me whether the oath prescribed in the first instance is intended, or, in your understanding, can be construed, to affect the natural allegiance they owe to the Government of their nativity.

Objections have also been very generally urged against the oath prescribed to duly registered alien, on the ground that it imposes on them (in words at least) the biles of spy, and forces them to acts inconsistent with the ordinary obligations of probity, honor, and neutrality.

Hoping that I may receive such explanation as may obviate the difficulties suggested, I have the honor to be sir, your obedient servant,

your obedient servant,

George Coppel.,
Her British Majesty's Acting Consul.
Major Gen. Benj. F. Butler, U. S. A.

Head'rs Department of the Gulf, New Orleans, La, June 14.

I am directed by the Major-General commanding to inform you that no answer is to be given to the note of George Coppel, Esq., of this date, until his credentials and pretensions are recognized by his own Government and the Government of the United States. All attempts at official action on Mr. Coppel's part-must cease. His credentials have been sought for, but not exhibited.

I have the honor to be, your obedient servant,

P. Haggerty,
Captain and A. A. G.

Treatment of prisoners.

The New Orleans Picayune has an extended article on the treatment of prisoners, and the false statements of the Northern sensation papers, made as to the brutality on both sides in the present war, and concludes with the following remarks in relation to the treatment of prisoners:

As far as we can learn, the wounded and prisoners have been treated on both sides as well as the means and situation of the armies permitted. There has been no distraction on the field and in the hospitals between friend and enemy. Prisoners, save in the necessity of the restraint of their personal freedom, have shared the fare of their captors. The complaints of those who, on their release, have sought to among sympathy and gain the fame of martyrdom, with its consequent advantages, should be carefully sifted and generally distrusted.

Those who have clamored so loudly about their hardships during their captivity in the South, are

little disposed to remember and make allowance for the straightened resources and means of these whom they so unjustly accuse of intentional crucify. They have, however, invariably shared only such privations as have been common to the people and the army of their captors. We can positively state that the Federal prisoners who were detained in this city were treated with great kindness, and enjoyed comforts which were entirely beyond the reach of the soldiers who guarded them. The contrast of their condition with that of she escort which conducted them out of the city exhibited conclusive evidence of this good treatment. We believe that the same remark is true of the other Federal prisoners who have been held in the South. It is equality true that Confederate prisoners have generally acknowledged their good treatment by the Federals. These facts ought to be far more agreeable to all philanthropic minds than the wild fictions which are so extensively circulated by sensational newspapers, and which, if true, would degrade the character of the people of the warring sections below the level of semi- barbarous tribes.

More Arrests.

Thomas T. Bolling, a prominent citizen, has been arrested and is to be confined at hard labor at Fort Jackson for six months, with a ball and chain attached to his ankle. James H. Huckins, a member of the board of aldermen, was also sent to Fort Jackson. Both were charged with attempting to practice a deception on the military authorities.--Thos. Murray, president of the free market, has likewise been sent to Fort Jackson. Ex-May or Stith and William Freret, Esq., were arrested on the charge of treason, but subsequently released on parole.

No business doing.

A letter published in the Journal of Commerce from New Orleans, contains the following:

‘ Since the occupation of our city by the Federal troops we have done but little business, and we see no prospect of any at present beyond the immediate wants of our city, until trade is opened throughout the Southwest. We are obliged for your kind tender of services, but really we have no occasion to trouble our New York friends at this time. A waiting your further orders, we remain.


Capt. H. L. Sturgis has been appointed Collector of the Port of New Orleans, and Messrs, J. L. Merritt and Thomas Hanners his deputies.

Four hundred barrels double extra flour were offered for sale in New Orleans on the 13th, at the rate of $21 per barrel.

On the 12th instant families were supplied by the following distribution: 2,000 lbs of bacon, 248 bushels corn meal, 13 barrels rice, 2,043 loaves of bread, 11 barrels molasses, 850 cabbages, 14 bushels peas, 2½ barrels mess beef.

Dr. Samuel Harby, the editor of the New Orleans Bee, died on the 11th instant. He was a native of Charleston, but for twenty years connected with the Bee.

Robert R. Sherman, for eighteen or twenty years attached to the Picayune office, in various capacities, died on the 12th instant. He was a native of Providence, R. I.

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