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Before the New Orleans Provost Marshal.

--A few more clippings from New Orleans papers of doings before the Provost Court of the Yankees:

Wm. McJones was arrested yesterday and taken before Provost Marshal Kilburue, on a charge of having in his possession a pocket handkerchief ornamented with two Confederate flags, delicately wrought in fancy needlework. One was the "Bonnie Blue Flag," and the other the "Red, White, and Red."

Sarah Haughery and Josephine Farredy, who reside on Liberty street, took the liberty of singing the "Bonnie Blue Flag," talking secesh, and cursing Unionists. The accused denied the allegations, and averred that the charge originated in spite and personal malice. Witnesses, however, corroborated the complaint in every particular, and thereupon Sarah was fined $15 and Josephine $25.

J. B. Bobet, who cursed Lincoln on the fast day, said that he had been, and always would be, secesh. He was given a good character by several witnesses, though on the occasion in question he got a little fight. He was sent to prison for thirty days.

Thomas Hickey was up for telling a soldier that he was a d — d rebel, and said he would like to shoot down every Yankee in the city. He was terribly tight, and confessed everything. In fact, he said he did not know what he had said. He was sent to prison for sixty days.

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