ery opprobrious epithet, every insulting gesture was made by these bejeweled, be crinoline and laced creatures, calling themselves indies, towards my soldiers and officers, from the windows of houses and in the streets.
How long do you suppose our flesh and blood could have stood this without retort?
That would lead to disturbances and riot, from which we must clear the streets with artillery — and then a howl that we had murdered these fine women.
I had arrested the men who hurrahs for Beauregard.
Could I arrest the women?
No. What was to be done?
No order could be made save one that would execute itself.
With anxious, careful thought, I hit upon this: "Women who insult my soldiers are to be regarded and treated as common women plying their vocation."
Pray, how do you treat a common woman plying her vocation in the streets?
You pass her by unheeded.
She cannot insult you!
As a gentleman, you can and will take no notice of her. If she speaks, her words are not opprobriou
The steamer St. George, from Quebec, arrived at Greenock on the 3d, with New York telegrams of the 23d June, picked up at Cape Race.
The New York correspondent of the Times says:
The North is looking forward with keen anticipation to the great battle before Richmond.
The strength of the two armies is about equal.
The Confederate army at Richmond numbers about 150,000 men, and Jackson's force in the Shenandoah Valley has been sufficient to keep in check three Federal Generals.
Beauregard remains a mystery.
So great is the perplexity he causes that no one would be much surprised if he were to be heard of to-morrow in the Valley of the Shenandoah, annihilating the armies of Fremont, Shields, and Banks, threatening Maryland, and scaring Washington for the second time within a month.
The conquest of Richmond will, by all accounts, be one of the most difficult achievements of warfare; but should it be evacuated without a fight, or be captured by McClellan, the result will