Law of the Navy.
--On page 112, art. 25, section 1st, of laws for the Government
of the United States Navy, a friend has found and sent us the following :
"If any person in the Navy shall unlawfully set fire to or burn any kind of public property, not then in the possession of an enemy, pirate or rebel, he shall suffer death; and if any person shall, in any other manner, destroy such property, or shall not use his best exertions to prevent the destruction thereof by others, he shall be punished by a general covre mail"
It appears to us that Pendergrast
's case comes within the view of this regulation, and we should insist upon its enforcement if the foreign Government at Washington
had not shown by a long catalogue of crime that it is not previous to reason or justice.--Portsmouth Transcript.