Barbarities in the Northwest.
The account published this morning of the destruction of the fine dwelling, barn, and other houses and property generally of Mr. Richter
, near Fairmont, in Marion county
, brings to the notice of the Southern
people one of the most execrable acts of vandalism of the present ruthless invasion.
It is copied from that Black Republican organ, the Wheeling Intelligences,
and therefore is hardly magnified in its enormity.
The traitors in the Northwest
are heaping up trouble for themselves, and if there are engaged in this war one class of men whose outrages excite a thirst for revenge more than any other, they are the people of Ohio
They come from a State teeming with fertility — having perhaps more rich arable land than any other State of like area — which was carved out of the princely domain given to the Federal Government
Vengeance wreaked upon such men will be especially grateful to every Virginian.
We trust and believe that they will get what they deserve.