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Big talk. Our neighbor of the Whig compares the Yankees to the Chinese, and they certainly do resemble them in a very surprising degree. When the Celestial had seen Canton stormed and pillaged — when they had been routed wherever they dared to make a stand — when the whole empire was in a state of anarchy, and Pekin itself in the possession of the outside barbarians — the Mandarins constantly announced the forthcoming of mighty expeditions that were to exterminate the rebels, or drive them into the bottomless deep. The American Chinese began this war with a sounding of gongs, the like of which had never been heard this side of Canton. They were going to march to Richmond. Old Scott indicated the grip he intended to take upon this devoted city, by slowly closing his hand until his fist was doubled. The several routes indicated the fingers of the hand. Butler's was one finger, McClellan's was another, his own was the third, a force from Norfolk on the South side was the<