ost ferocious native of Dahomey or Patagonia.
A week or two since, as our readers have already been informed, he had Wm. B. Mumford executed for tearing down the flag hoisted on the Mint by Com. Farragut.
He died as a patriot should die — with greae sentiments of the Nero Butler, and to show the vapid and sickening stuff now in the once eloquent Southern Delta:
Mumford, the ill starred youth, whose name and fate will be a terror to all who are inclined to trilled with the Government or iviolent hands upon our national flag, and the lesson it conveys is a solemn, and, we trust, will prove a salutary, one.
Mumford, though standing only as a representative of parties equally guilty at heart as himself, had the misfortune to mingle a nd buried, let him who would violently lay hands upon it to haul it down, count well the cost by remembering the fate of Mumford.
And least by your neglect, citizens of New Orleans, some of your children may come to the same bad end, teach them tha
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 off