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The Daily Dispatch: December 16, 1861., [Electronic resource] 3 1 Browse Search
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The Daily Dispatch: December 16, 1861., [Electronic resource], Federal relations with foreign Powers. (search)
ry. We venture to suggest, however, that there is some slight difference between the relative positions of the parties in the two cases. Poland was not dismembered until the bloody battle of Praga, and the atrocious massacre that followed had prostrated her military strength. Amid the flames of her capital, and the slaughtered my triads of her children, her savage conqueror wrote to his scarcely less savage mistress, "order reigns in Warsaw." A Russian army of 100,000 men stood victorious in the midst of her people, a Prussian and an Austrian army, each of equal strength, were ready to lend their assistance if it were needed. But it was not, for her defenders were dead or in chains. It was an easy matter under such circumstances to divide her territory among those who had come to spoil her. Now, the Bull trotters, so far from having subdued the military strength of Virginia, dare not face her sons in the field. The Bull trotters partitioning Virginia! The Lord have mercy on us!
, had nothing standing but the bare walls. The flames spread right and left, destroying and making a clean sweep of fine residences in Logan, New, Savage, Mazyck, and the lower end of Broad streets. Nor could the work of destruction and desolation be stayed had it not been that the fire exhausted itself for want of material. Having crossed the city from the Cooper to the Ashley, the flames seemed to make one last desperate struggle for existence in enveloping the large mansion of Mr. Wizard Bull at the foot of Tradd street, and then yielded to its fate, sending its dying hisses, as though scorning the powers that so gallantly resisted his progress. The loss of property has been variously estimated at from five to seven millions of dollars. We have endeavored to obtain a correct list of houses consumed, with the name of the owner and occupant. First, we will commence with the place where it was first discovered, issuing from the sash and blind manufactory of W. P. Russ