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From the South.

From our Southern exchanges we obtain the following interesting summary of news:


A warning to Hutler.

Capt, McWaters has sent the following spirited letter to Hutler, the beast:

Parish of St. James, July 23, 1862.
Gen. B. F. Butler, New Orleans:
Sir
--I arrested Mr. S. N. Burbank, of the Parish of St. John the Baptist, and Mr. E. N. Burbank, of the Parish of Assumption, a few nights since, by orders from headquarters. They are charged with treason against the Confederacy and the State of Louisiana, and will be tried by my Government.

I learn to-day that a number of gentlemen on the river have been arrested by your orders, and taken to New Orleans, to be held responsible, in their lives and property, in retaliation for the arrest of the Messrs. Burbank. If such is the fact, I think proper to notify you that the lives of the prisoners will be made answerable for those of the citizens arrested. The planters on the river had no concern or connection whatever with their arrest. I alone, am responsible for it. It now rests with you, sir, to decide the matter.

I think it further proper to notify you that, if any partisan ranger falls into your hands, and suffers death, according to the spirit, of your orders, or those of your Government, the same measure of justice will be meted out to each and every Federal prisoner taken within the limits of the State of Louisiana.

We are neither pirates or murderers, as you have seen fit to denounce us. We fight for our homes, our families, and our liberty. One ranger shot by you, other than by the rules of civilized warfare, will be revenged by hanging every man claiming allegiance to the United States Government that fails farm our hands.

I am, with respect, your obd't serv't,

(Signed)Jas. A. McWaters, Captain
McWaters's Rangers, from Rapids Parish.

Message of Gov. Moore, of Louisiana.

The Franklin (La) Banner, of July 5th, contains the message of Governor Moore to the people of Louisiana in reference to the occupation of New Orleans by the enemy.

The Governor refers to the anomalous condition of affairs established between the citizens of New Orleans and all other towns between the occupation of the enemy and those of the country Parishes, and says the only safe rule for their guidance is absolute non Intercourse — the entire suspension of communication by visit or for trade.

In relation to the hanging of Mumford the Governor says:

‘ The noble heroism of the patriot Mumford has placed his name high on the list of martyred sons. When the Federal navy reached New Orleans a squad of marines was sent on shore who hoisted their flag on the Mint. The city was not occupied by the United States troops, nor had they reached there. The place was not in their possession.--Wm. B. Mumford pulled down the detested symbol with his own hands, and for that was condemned to be hung by Gen. Butler after his arrival. Brought in full view of the scaffold, his murderers hoped to appal his heroic soul by the exhibition of the implements of ignominious death. With the evidence of their determination to consummate their brutal purpose before his eyes, they offered him life on the condition that he would abjure his country, and swear allegiance to her foe. He spurned the offer. Scorning to stain his soul with such foul dishonor, he met his fate courageously, and has transmitted to his countrymen a fresh example of what men will do and dare when under the inspiration of fervid patriotism. I shall not forget the outrage of him murder, nor shall it pass unatoned.

’ The Governor concludes his message as follows:

‘ I am not introducing any new regulations for the conduct of our citizens, but am only placing before them those that every nation at war recognizes as necessary and proper to be enforced. It is needless, therefore, to say that they will not be relaxed. On the contrary, I am but awaiting the assistance and presence of the General appointed to the Department to inaugurate the most effectual method for their enforcement. It is well to repeat them:

Trading with the enemy is prohibited under all circumstances.

Traveling to and from New Orleans, and other places occupied by the enemy, is forbidden. All passengers will be arrested.

Citizens going to these places, and returning with the enemy's usual passport, will be arrested.

Conscripts or militiamen, having in their possession such passports, seeking to shun duty under the pretext of a parole, shall be treated as public enemies. No such papers will be held sufficient excuse for inaction by any citizen.

The utmost vigilance must be used by the officers and citizens in the detection of spies and salaried informers, and their apprehension promptly effected.


The feeling among the Federal prisoners.

The following is one of the many petitions of the same kind received by Major Rylander, in charge of the Federal prisoners at Camp Oglethorpe, Macon. We publish it as illustrating the feeling among them, omitting the signature, of course:

Macon, Ga., July 17th, 1862.

Hon. Major Rylander: Most respected Sir:
--We, having been prisoners now above five months, and having seen that the Federal Government is not disposed to make one effort towards our release, but, on the contrary, is determined to hedge up our way completely by haughtily refusing to treat with the Confederate States in reference thereto — by refusing to receive those prisoners whom you have magnanimously paroled and sent forward; and again by turning a deaf ear to our own petitions, thereby proving to us that we are doomed victims to the pride of a few men who seem determined to crush the life-blood out of those who have unfortunately helped them to power.

Having destroyed our health, broken down our constitutions, by hardship and exposure in the army, and by change of climate and water, mode of living, &c., since we have been prisoners, and having families and friends dependent upon us, some of whom are now suffering, we fear; and believing, as we do, that you would be happy to release us, therefore we solemnly pledge our most sacred word and honor that we will never aid, assist or abet, by bearing arms of otherwise, directly or indirectly, the enemies of the Confederate States of America, during this war, as we are determined never again to bear a part in a war in which such measures have to be adopted and such suffering endured for such a cause.

We are driven to these conclusions from the facts herein stated, unaided by any suffering we have endured since we have been prisoners, having no cause to complain of the treatment we have received from those who have had charge of us, as our condition has been as good as could be under your kind and gentlemanly rule. And permit us here to state that we would be pained to part with our present place of confinement, and especially our present commander, except for the purpose of going home.

We humbly crave your protection to your lines at some accessible points in Tennessee or elsewhere, most practicable with you, and we will make our way home from thence on our own account, &c., and we will ever remain grateful subjects of your kindness and magnanimity.

We further propose to stand pledged to each other for the faithful observance of the propositions herein made and obligations herein taken by each of us.

Sir, we have the honor to be

Your very obedient servants.

Letter from Capt. Brown, of the Arkansas.

At. Mt. Lee's, 20 miles from Headquarters, near Clinton, La., August 7th--P. M.
General: I have just met the chief pilot of the late Arkansas. The crew and officers, without loss, got ashore on the right hand bank of the river, opposite Baton Rouge, where they blew their vessel to pieces. They succeeded in getting nearly opposite Port Hudson, where they were, my informant thinks, overtaken by the enemy's horse, the gunboat's also pursuing. It is believed that Lieutenant H. K. Stevens and most of his men, and some few officers, must have been made prisoners. Eight men and three Lieutenants got over with the pilot at Port Hudson. I fear that a strict pursuit will be made by the enemy on both sides of the river after my unfortunates. The engines totally gave way. The vessel did not run ashore in a fog, but would have accomplished the required work but for defects in the machinery, which no one on board could remedy or guard against. [Of these defects I was aware and ever in fear, though no one could think they would so soon have ruined everything.]

Let me say one word of comfort for the guerrillas on this side. My poor men (unarmed and seeking food and protection) approached a camp of Confederate guerrillas, near where they landed, and stampeded them at a half a mile distance, and never could get in hail. Pray have all such running heroes added to the Conscript rolls on both sides. I am deeply moved for the too probable late of my brave crew. It is some small consolation to me to know that I could not have, by my presence, averted the wearing out of the engines. A large sloop of war attacked in company with the Essex and gunboats. I regret to say that Lieut. Stevens was seriously burned by a grenade with which be fired the ship. As I knew would be proved, he and the officers behaved well. I send them back tonight, by one of the two dragoons whom General Ruggles sent with me.

I am, with respect.

I. N. Brown,Commander C. S. N.
To Major Gen. John C. Breckinridge, commanding, near Baton Rouge.

From Suffolk.

The Petersburg Express has intelligence from Suffolk as late as Thursday morning last:

‘ The Yankees there are represented as being in great trepidation, hourly expecting an attack from the Confederates. Two additional regiments have been recently added to the forced previously there, and Gen. Mansfield has caused two gunboats to be brought up and anchored in front of the town.-- He has declared his intention of shelling the place if he is attacked.

Van. Webber, a brother of the Dutch General Max Webber, and who has been acting at Provost Marshal of Suffolk, got gloriously drunk a few days since, and while endeavoring to reach his head quarters at night, fell and broke his leg. He was immediately succeeded by Gen. Drake DcKay, who seized the wined and liquors of Col. Whitehead, and was soon in such a happy condition that he grossly insulted Gen. Marshals, who dismissed him from office. One Capt then appointed to the post, who, it is said appearance of a gentleman, and was officiating as the Military Governor on Thursday-last.

The proprietor of the Washington Hotel, Mr. Joseph Pinner, has been committed to receive as boarders six notorious New York and the hotel is now regarded by respectable people as no better than a brothel.

The citizens of Suffolk are not allowed to congregate on the streets in the number of even two or three, and the tyranny of their oppressors is said to be most intolerable Despite this despotism of Lincoln's invaders, the people of Suffolk remain true and loyal in their allegiance to the Confederate cause, as they have over done. The Dutch ex-Provost Marshal Webber, with his broken leg, is at the residence of Nathaniel Riddick, Esq., (which was seized some time since,) and is said to be in a very helpless condition.


Woe upon the Lady of the White House.

The "Lady of the White House, as Mrs. Lincoln is termed by the Northern papers has doubtless felt deeply the woe that has been brought upon her by the unnatural war which Lincoln is waging upon the South. She has recently lost another brother, Lieut A. H. Todd, who Baton Rouge gallantly battling for Southern independence. He was noble gentleman and officer, and was attached to the 1st Kentucky The brother was killed at Shiloh, and the only brother now left is said to the Captain Tedd, now in command of the Confederate water battery below Vicksburg. May this last one be spared to his country! In penning this notice of the woe that has come upon Mrs. Lincoln. our design is not to reproach, much less to taunt or insult her. She is the sister of the gallant dead to whim we have referred and respect for their devoted patriotism and manly virtues forbid any such attempts on our part. We only refer to it to show the horrors which war produces and this unnatural one more than all. Well has it been written that.

"Man's inhumanity to man.
Makes counties thousands mourn."

In this bloody war brothers have drawn the sword upon brothers; fathers upon sons, and sons upon fathers. Those who should have been ‘"loving in life,"’ and who in death, ‘"should not have been divided,"’ have hated in life, and been divided in death. Take only this one family of noble name and deeds — the Todd family of Kentucky--as an illustration, and what may not be written of it of heroic deeds, and of woe unutterable — of patriotic suffering, and of political pride and power! ‘"Esther, the Queen,"’ saved ‘"Mordecai."’ Would that a second Ester could stay this bloody war.--Atlanta (Ga) Intelligencer.


War prices in Charleston.

The safe of imported goods in Charleston, Wednesday last, out herods Herod and would favor the conclusion that our merchants think they are dealing with a nation of fools. We extract a few items from the list of sales in the Courier; Black pepper, $1,30; sperm candies, $3,03 per lb; salad oil, $28 per dozen; soap, $1,60 per lb; tea, $14 per lb, alum, $52,50 per lb; borax, $2,83 per lb; cream tartar, $3; Henry's magnesia $15 per doz; castor oil, quarts, $32 per doz; indigo, $8.25 per lb French calf skins, $190 to $222 per doz; men's Congress gaiters, $12,75 to $19 per pair; ladies' do., $13 per pair; morocco do., $15,25 per pair; infants' shoes, $1,20; damaged coffee, $1,52½ $77,50 to $1,25 per box; ruled foolscap paper; $20 to $26 per ream; ruled letter, $20; per, do., $21 to $36; foolscap plain, $25 to $34; printing do., $7 to $21; hank note $29 to $64; white merino shirts, $75 per doz; melton do, $95, gray do., $85; Florida do., $100; blue pilot pea jackets, $16 each; hoop skirts, $19 each; bleached cotton drills, 72 cents per yard; black sewing silk, $13,50 per lb; black flax thread, $8,73 per lb; Raworth's spool cotton, $8,73 per doz. These are wholesale prices. What will the consumer have to pay when the retailer puts on his profits?--Savannah Republican.


Sick of it.

A prominent man not far from Greenville, who eloped and joined the Northern army it Kentucky over twelve months since, is getting quite sick of his bargain. He has written home to his friends to procure a permit for him to come home. He gives a doleful account of the situation of the East Tennesseeans in the Northern army; says they are starving, and have an awful hard time, and are the worst dissatisfied of any fellows he ever saw. This man writes that he has lost all hope of a restoration of the Union; thinks that it is gone forever, and that he is now willing to admit that he has been deceived, and that he will behave himself and give his influence to the South. We know this man we speak of. He was elected a Lieutenant in the army after he got there. Others should take warning.--Greenville (Tenn.) Banner.


A smart woman.

The Chattanooga Rebel says that Col. Boone, of Kentucky, was in command of the Federal forces at Gallatin when Col. Jack Morgan made his morning call last week, and had not shaken off the doorway god at the time of the demand for the surrender of his forces. Mrs. Boone, however, was more wide awake, and aroused the sleeping Colonel by exclaiming, ‘ "I surrender, and no does the Colonel."’ Of course, after that the Colonel had no more to say, but quietly caved in.


General Pettigrew.

The Raleigh (N. C.) Standard learns, from a near relative of Gen. Pettigrew residing in that city, that two of his wounds have already healed, and the other is improving, though his right arm is still paralyzed. The General has reported for service, and will soon be in the field again.

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