From New Orleans
's military police in New Orleans are growing more rigid.
Persons are fined heavy for having Confederate flags on their premises.
People are arrested for saying they are "good Confederates."
A paroled Confederate officer is now on trial for having imprisoned some Yankee traitors when the city was in our hands.
A gentleman has been heavily fined for telling a child to stop singing the "Star Spangled Banner," and calling it a "nasty Yankee song."
The programmes of the theatres of each night have to be submitted to the Provost Marshal
, and it is ordered that all performances be "interspersed with appropriate national airs. "
A general order
of Gen. Banks
declares that "any person who shall be convicted before the Commanding General
of furnishing supplies to the enemies of the United States
in arms shall suffer the penalty of death."
publishes an order, dated the 1st, at Opelousas
, in which he announces his purpose to organize a "corps d'armee of colored troops," to consist of eighteen regiments of all arms — infantry, cavalry, and artillery, limited to five hundred men each.
He quotes Thiers
and Chambray as authority that the "valor of the soldier is rather acquired than natural."--Much depends upon the influence of the officers, and he proposes to detach for permanent or temporary duty in the organization of this corps.
argues the question of negro soldiers from a law point of view for an abolitionist.
He says: ‘"The Government makes use of mules, horses, uneducated and educated white men in the defence of its institutions.--Why should not the negro contribute whatever is in his power for the cause in which he is as deeply interested as other men?
We may properly demand from him whatever service he can render."’
G. W. Battersen
, convicted of an attempt to furnish supplies to the Confederates
, has been sentenced to pay a fine of $25,000 and be imprisoned at hard labor in Fort Pickens
for one year.
A lady has been arrested and fined for calling the American
flag a "dirty rag." Certainly, the people of New Orleans are down-trodden and oppressed by the tools of the despot Lincoln
, and we hope that the day of their deliverance from the chains that now bind them is not far distant.
has also a warm editorial tribute to the virtues of the late Gen. Jackson
It closes as follows:
Nor was he great only as a soldier.
He was a Christian--a man of kindly feelings and good heart; and for these, infinitely dear to those who were near to him, who knew and loved him; while everywhere, alike among friends and foes, his private character was beyond the reach even of reproach.
We are not aware of any impropriety in giving this brief but imperfect biographical sketch of a truly remarkable man. We have no desire to comment upon special incidents connected with his career during the past two years, and those who really respect and revere his memory can safely leave to the future and to less troubled days the duty of writing his epitaph and pronouncing his enology.