‘"like Master, like Man."’
--The ferocious and blood thirsty proclamation of Fremont
is in keeping with the character of the man who is said to be personally a miserable coward.
All cowards are truculent and cruel.--The spirit of the man is in entire keeping with the savageness of the proclamation.
He hates the South
with a personal bitterness more profound and rancorous even than that of Gen. Scott
The illegitimate son of Mrs. Pryor
, of Richmond
, by a French fiddler, cannot be expected to bear much love to a section familiar with the antecedents of his illustrious house and himself.
's brutal Provost Marshal
in St. Louis
, Col. Justus McKinstry
who, we observe, has been lately promoted to a Brigadier Generalship
, is, if possible, a greater poltroon than Fremont
When the late Gen. Weightman
who fell gallantly fighting at the recent battle in Missouri
, was a young Cadet
at West Point
, a rencontre occurred between him and a big bully of a senior class, this same McKinstry
in which the latter received a most humiliating lesson, one of the scars of which on his face, he is likely to carry to his grave.
A few years ago, a Kentucky gentleman, who met McKinstry
in the West
, was informed by this doughty warrior that he received the scar in the Mexican
This incident sufficiently illustrates the character of the man. The truth is, he never performed a single action in the Mexican
war which was chronicled by the press, except eating a dinner which Santa Anna
left behind in his carriage on one of his sudden escapes.
Such are the men who are now playing the despots over the gallant people of Missouri