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ng credit for civilization and literary to see, who are exulting in the commission of wanton destruction. War is terrible enough at best, but even war has its mitigations among civilized men. We do not in Europe when we take a city out the throats of all the women and children, as the Taipings have done in China; neither do we burn down the city and sow salt upon the site, as was sometimes done even in Europe in barbarous days. We do not torture our prisoners after the manner described in Mr. Cooper's redskin novels. As civilized and Christian men, we put some bridle over the worst instincts of our animal nature, even in our moments of most intense excitement.--There are things we are ashamed to do in the heat of conflict, and we count that man a mere villain who when there is no fight raging can enjoy revenge without danger and can feel a ferocious joy in the infliction of suffering. There are bad signs in the recent news from America. Already have the Northern Government thre