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Europe and throughout America that the Federal flag shall fly over as narrow a portion of earth as it can possibly be restricted to. The Government Organ on Mumford's case. The London Morning Post, commenting on Butler's rule in New Orleans, says "women are outraged under official sanction and men are murdered or sent to pustom of his old profession, General Butler seized with avidity an opportunity of practically illustrating the subtle ties of the law of treason, and by hanging Mr. Mumford for pulling down a flag in a street row, established a precedent which may be subsequently referred to in determining what shall be considered as overt acts. It is true Mumford protested his innocence of the alleged crime, and most probably told the truth; but a striking example being deemed necessary, General Butler was not deterred by any fears about hanging the wrong man from furnishing another proof to the citizens of New Orleans of the vigor with which he intends acting in suppo