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‘"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.

Fremont'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 war! 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!

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