New Orleans news.
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nate Hatteras. It is added that the wind was blow-
ing a gale at the time, and two or three of our gun-
boats were visible in the offing. I must remark that
this precious piece of news, though generally cred-
ited here, lacks official confirmation.
If it be true, as also the later items, that the Ala-
bama was discovered off the delta of the Mississippi
during the early part of the present week�that she
took a pilot on board, and questioned him as to the
whereabout of certain transports�and that the
man is now in customdy in this city for having mod-
estly concealed the incident, what a cheering pros-
pect awaits us! Two Rebel privateers on the
rampage,� more building in England, and nothing
to prevent their practical adoption of the motto of
the darkey who chose to dance among the chickens:
�Let everybody take care of himself, and ��� the
consequences!� Nothing, did I say? I am wrong
there: the Mississippi has just started to look after
the notorious �290.� Let us hope she will give
some sort of account of her.
Talking about vessels, we are building two gun-
boats, of very light draught, here, for service in the
bayous and estuaries of this aqueous region. One is
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to be called Buchanan, in honor of the late Commo-
In consequence of the exceptions of this parish
and those adjoining from the operation of the Presi
dent�s Emancipation Proclamation, some of the old
detestable slaves laws of Louisiana have been revived
here in all their diabolical vigor. On the evening of
the 26th, all negroes found abroad in the streets after
8 p. m. were summarily arrested and carried off to
the calaboose, there to pass the night in company
with the incarcerated vagabonds of the city. Old
or young woman or child, shared the same fate.
The police lay in wait, even at the doors of theaters
and places of entertainment, to effect the execution
of this humane statute. It is attributed to Col.
French, late acting Provost-Marshal, or rather Chief
of Police. He was superseded yesterday (not on
this account), Col. Chas. E. Dwight of the 160th
New-York assuming his place.
Maj. Deming has sent in his resignation, to take
effect on the 30th of this month. He proposes to go
home by way of Havana, possibly to remain there
for a week or so. T. B. G.
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believed in Mc Clellan, in flogging, in the army,
and thinks the rebels won�t be licked, but
seems generally a good sort of fellow, in spite
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Lost an arm afterwards, being wounded at the
Battle of Cedar Creek, Va. 19th, 1864.
Christopher Colon Augur.