Suppression of newspapers in New Orleans.
--The New Orleans Picayune
and Le Courrier Flancais
of the same city, have been suppressed by the Yankee
The N O are
The commanding General
of the Department, by a special order has suppressed the New Orleans Picayune
and Le Courrier Francais.
We believe that this action will receive the cordial approval of every loyalman in Louisiana
, who has watched the course of those papers, and is acquainted with their disloyal character.
The French Courrier
was an out and-out secession sheet, violently abusive towards the Government
, and teeming day after day with ridicule and insult toward the cause of the Union
and its supporters.
since the session of the Constitutional Convention, it has been especially violent and insatting; it even went to the extent of publishing a certain list of members against whom it invoked not only public reprehension but mob violence, because they voted against an pro slavery amendment to a certain clause of the Constitution
Day after day it published extras with fates rebel news, calculated to excite the public mind and to bring contempt upon the Union
We presume its obscurity, and the fact that it was published in the French
language, saved it long after it should have been stopped.
For our part we have long wondered that the Government
would tolerate on violent an advocate of the rebellion within its liars.
although more cautions, was more dangerous, and, in our judgment, has done more than all other influences combined to keep alive the secession feeling, and to fan secession house in New Orleans.
Professing neutrality, be office was a proficient seat of treason.
For cowardly to express its own opinions, he colleague were daily crowded with constitute extracts from Copperhead journals, and its "extras"were the vehicle for the wildest and most exaggerated secession rumor that reached the city by the "grapevine telegraph," A southern paper, containing fabulous intelligence of some great "Confederate victory," was its especial delight.
The immediate cause of its suppression, we believe, was the indiscreet haste with which if spread the bogus proclamation of the President
before the people here, in an extra — the same cause, in fact, for which the New York World
and Journal of Commerce
seem to have been shut up by the Government
delivered a speech on the 27th before the State Convention, in which he highly applauded the radical measures of that usurping body.
is certain that the Confederacy
is on its very last legs.
It will be observed, however, from the following, that what is going to utterly extinguish it has not yet quite taken place.
"We believe (it says) that the days of the boasted Southern Confederacy are well nigh numbered.
The armies of the Union
are moving on, and the final great struggle is in actual progress.
The results of it thus far, leave little or no doubt of the final result.
successful in Virginia
; with Sherman
successful In Northern Georgia
, and with Gen Banks
successful west of the Mississippi
, there is little left on which the rebels can build further extravagant expectations of success"
Mr. Placide Canoege
, one of the editors of the Courrier,
had been expelled from the city, and had left for Pascagonia.