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Insane Ravings of the Virginia Editors.
Th Richmond (Va.) Whig, indulge in
tbi vulgar and ridiculou absurdity :
To be eonqured in open and manly fight
by a nation of gentlemen, and ubjecled to
their way, might not drive na raving, dis
tracted with rage and ihatne; but for the
Yankee the most contemptible and de
tectable of God creation the vile wretch
es, whoa daily sustenance oonsitla in the
refusa of all other people for they eat
nothing that any body will buy for them
to lord it over na the English language
moat be enlarged, new word muat be in
vented to exprees the extent and depth of
oar feeling of mortification ana iname.
No, it ii not poesible that we can be reduc
ed to a state which there are no words to
Instead of this, we must bring these en
franchised slaves back to their true condit
ion. They have long, very properly, looked
npon themselves as our social inferiors as
' our serfs their mean niggerly live their
- low, vulgar and sordid occupations, hav
ground tbis conviction in them.
But of a sodden, they have come to im
agine that their numercial strength gives
them power and they have buret the bonds
of servitude, and are running riot with more
than the brutal passions of a liberated wild
' beast. Their uprising has all the charac
teristic of a ferocious servile insurrection.
Their first aim is demolition the destruo-
' tion of everything that has the appearance
' of superior virtue, which excites their envy
'' and nate, and wbioh, by contrast, expose
' tis shameful deformity of their own live.
They have suggested to ns the invasion
" of their territory, and the robbery of their
banks and jewelry store. We may profit
by tbe suggestion, so far as tbe invasion
goes for that will enable us to restore them
to their normal condition of vassalage, and
' teach tbem that cap in band is tbe proper
' attitude of the servant before his master.
A cook for a sailor, a goo fur a soldier
a Tanks for a gentleman imago tneon
'gruona and unnatural!
The Trophies Captured at Phillippi.
A Correspondent of the Pittsburg Ckron-id
writes of the result of the capture of
Phillippi by our troop as follow:
, The number of arms captured is seven
., hundred and eighty stand, quite a number
of horses, and all their camp equippsge and
- provisions. .The rebel camp flag was brought
, into headquarters this afternoon. . It oon
, date of a blue field with eight stars, and two
brown and one whit stripe. - The Aug is
about ten feet long and five' feet wide.
.. The field is torn by a cannon ball having
, . passed through it, from on of Col. Kelly's
; six pounders. , A gentleman just from the
camp, informs m that the private of Col.
, Kelly's command are amusing themselves
by Strutting around with sword and small
. arms, cocked hat, and other paraphernalia
, ,,f the secession camp. A train has just ar
rived with fifteen boxes of flint muskets, fur
nished by the' Governor' of Virginia to tbe
"rebel. These arms hsve not been used, and
sir in1 good condition. The 'other arms
T'captureq are not of much account." ' A great
"number of toxei of biankoU'wer captured,
' "which' will be of much service to onr men.
k' -Tbs amount of camp" ffoods Ukeri is esti
y matd at yt 25,000. The-'efficers " were
"' will dressed and ebulbped, sod Wer "what
wire'denominated the Bower f tWthlval-i
"tjf Irtft thnrtr, etofpt,hs'drtdobK,'were'
go together, nd
v will D6t fight, si fteWaf attiring rheds many
fatf service!' "Cornet ITifly, th'aeoMsioi
oocnmander, a pnefloer. --- -
We find the following report of remarks
said to have been made by Hon. David
Todd at Solon, Cuyahoga county, in the
Capital City Fact. We bave not noticed
them elsewhere, but presume tbe report to
be correct. Col. Todd will need tbe atten
tion of the StaUtma and Critit, if he
talks after this fashion, for be is too decid
edly patriotic to suit their notions as given
to the world through their columns:
"You msy have thought you bad import
ant work in education, religion, etc., but it
was all insignificant beside tbe work now
in band. Should the Stars and Stripes
now trail in the dust, you can no longer
say, we can govern ourselves. My last
child, my last dollar shall be spent, before
I will yield this point. It may cost us all,
but we shall be gainers if we maintain our
1 am happy to say that with the closest
scrutiny, and ray almost wish that my pre
dictions on tbe stump should bo fulfilled, I
am frank to confess that I beartly endorse
and approve every act of Lincoln since bis
inauguration. I would support him assoon
as l would Andrew Jackson.
I spent my time to defeat Lincoln ; I
spent my money, I nearly spent my lifo to
defeat him, but no sooner did 1 bear tbe
news from Sumter, that the flag then up
held by Lincoln had fallen, than I thought
I was tbe most ardent supporter he bad.
A neighbor of mine, once County Commis
sioner, a business partner of mine, a demo
crat, I heard was iu doubt about bis course.
He came to my bouse, and before I had
asked bim to sit down, I asked him if he
doubted wbat to do in tbis crisis. Ho said
tbe ud d Republicans had got tbe
country into trouble and they might get it
out." Said I, "go outf He looked at
mo, but did not move, and I said, "go out
and never darken my door again 1" And
he did go out, and will never return. It
was not bad in his blood, however, for two
of bis son are in tbe 1 9th Regiment."
A Mortality List.
There is no doubt tbe Geneva and Cleve
land Artillery did terrible execution at
Phillippi. Bloody evidence existed a far
as tbe fugitives were followed. The Wheel
ing Intelligencer of tho 10th says:
Notwithstanding the many conflicting
accounts of tbe loss of tbe rebels at foil-
lippi, it is becoming pretty clear that a
good many of tbe fugitives bit tbe dust.
Their policy seems to have been the same
as at the seige of Sumter, to conceal their
real loss; and to do tbis they pulled tho
dead and wounded in wagons and fled with
them as precipitately a they could. We
conversed with a gentlemen who left Phil
lippi Saturday afternoon and be says it is
now generally conceded there that a good
many were killed not less than 49 or 60.
He had talked with a Mr. Sbutllnsworth
who resided near Phillippi, aod Mr. S. told
him that on a bill, some four miles beyond
Phillippi, near tbe Beverly road, be bad
that day seen about 40 newly made graves.
Who were buried in them bo did not know,
but tbe graves were thero. Tbe gentle
man who gave lis the information is a man
of unimpeachable veracity, and he says tb
same of Mr. o.
A Boston paper states that Matthew D.
Field, of Massachusetts, one of the noted
Stockbridge fsroily, has been sent to Cairo,
Illinois, tr ttOovernmsot,to superintend,
si eivif engineer, th eotntntctioo of' five
large floating" batteries, 1 each capable of
Warftinaj hvo mirklred' wieo, and , destined
to weoorapaofa expedition dow a tb Mis
sissippi river.1 Mr; Field wa formerly one
of HW.erJgiaot of (Am Atlantis ocean cabin.
Condition of Rebels in Virginia.
A correspondent of a New York paper,
writing from tbe camp of tbe 69lh regiment,
now in Virginia, say:
A most extraordinary sight is visible this
morning, the Virginians of the neighbor
hood having driven in hundreds of cattle to
tbe Soldi aod hilltops within sight of our
camp to be protected from the rebel army.
In other words, they came to their enemies
to protect their property from the lawless
plunder of tboir own soldiers I This cer
tainly is a compliment to Noithern honesty,
at the expense of the F. F. V.'s and th
" white trah " from South Carolina, Ala
bama and Mississippi, who from the bulk of
tbe 8,000 rebels now encamped, it is said,
between eight and ten miles ahead of u,
aod waiting for reinforcement to advance.
Poor devils I without tents, aod subsist
ing on wbat they can seize by forc, giving
tbe shipmasters of tbe C. S. A, as if in
mockery of payment our own discomfort
here changes into a Sybarite existence when
contrasted with wbat must be their suffer
ings. Off the lines of railroads, they are
utterly without means of transposition;
and as they bave either expelled or huog
nil tbe northern mechanics among them
there is not mechanical skill enough in their
ranks to set about supplying themselves
with weapons, tumbrils, ambulance and
the other requisites of trssportation. . They
are utterly without money, too, as we loam
daily from tbe Virginia families who fear to
remain in their neighborhood, and- are pas
sing northward through our lines. All
their silver has been sent to Europe- for
arms; of gold, they never had much; but
much or little, it has followed the silver.
Their " shinplasters " have been wbitled
down to twenty-five and fifty cent notes
any one refusing to take tbem standing
open to suspicion as a u sympathizer with
the Union, aod therefore deserving death.
A letter frem a young man, of tbis city,
who is attached to tbe Geneva Company of
Artillery, gives an amusing incident of tbe
great military foot race at Phillippi.
Among the mailers and things left by the
rebels in their hurried " retreat " was a let
ter written by one of the soldiers to bis
sweet heart, in which, among other? news,
he stated that an attack was expected from
tbe U. S. troops, but tbat the Northerners
would be speedily "chawed up," as one
Virginian was equal to ten Yankees, any
day. Tbe latter was signed and addressed
to its destination, but not sealed. Ooe of
our boys took tbe liberty of reading . th
missive and of adding a postscript, giving a
grapbio account of tbe mannor in wbioh the
" chawing up " was actually performed, and
complimenting the lady on the fleetnes of
foot t ber lover. Tbe letter was then seal
ed and duly mailed.
The United States Senate.
There will probably be twenty-two- va
cancies in the United States Sonato during
tbn extra session of Congress. Tbe eleven
seceded States will bo entirely unrepresent
edexcept perhaps Tennessee. , Hon. An
drew Johnson, ooe of the; Senators from
that State, if he continues to be actuated
by tbe aame sentiments for, which he is now
battling, will not recognize tbe unconstitu
tional action of tbe Legislature of hi state,
but will take bis seat in the Senate, aod
represent tb interest of Tennessee in that
body precisely the same as if she had re
mained true to the Union. The seat of
the late Senator Douglas will also be un
occupied. . In full Senate there would be
sixty-eight members. On the 4 lb of July
next there will be:
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