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General Fremont. But yesterday, he was a demigod; to-day, an imbecile. Like these heathen idolaters who erected statues to the Gods one day and made fire-wood of them the next, the Northern journals deify the veriest humbugs in the world, and then, when the workmanship of their own hands proves itself to be but mortal, they demolish it in a perfect fury. They manufacture a great man as rapidly and deftly as a brown paper sole, and he lasts just about as long. Their Scotts, Mansfields, McDowells, and Fremonts, seem to be set up like nine-pins for the pleasure of bowling them down. "General Fremont," exclaims the Herald, "has been a scarce of weakness and embarrassment to the President in Missouri. When he entered upon his duties in that State the rebels had been swept out as chaff before the wind. But now more than half the State has been reconquered by the Confederate arms. Disaster after disaster has befallen our arms there." And this is the great Fremont, the "coming man," who, instead of "coming," is all the time " going, going — gone." Having never had much admiration of Monsieur Fremont, we are not at all surprised that while he has "gone up like a rocket," he has come down like a stick." If his mother had been as good a Union man as himself, Monsieur Fremont would not be in existence. To her secession proclivities old Mr. Pryor was indebted for the peaceful termination of a stormy life, and Missouri for a petty tyrant who threatens all legitimate seceders with a rope. We are now told that Col. Fremont intends to take the field in person, and, gracious heaven, "declares his purpose to capture the rebel chieftain, General Price." We trust that Gen. Fremont will hasten to carry out that project, and take with him Provost Marshal, Brigadier General Justus McKinstrey who has the longest legs of any man in the United States Army, and, if he never beat anything else, can beat a retreat as effectually as Fremont himself. A few more proclamations from Fremont, threatening to hang seceders and emancipate slaves, a few more battles like Springfield and Lexington, and Missouri is free!
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