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THURSDAY. - - AUG., "2, 1806.
[Election Day, Tuesday, Oct. 9, 1866.]
For Secretary of State,
I , tof Sfce'.'ny County.'
Fur Supreme Judge,
' of tiuuiiltuo County.
r ,F-r Member Board of rublic Worts,
of achlnnd County.
Democratic County Ticket.
For Auditor,
Dr. Henry C. More.
For Treasurer,
Henry Reynold.
For Prolate Judge,
lticbard Craij.
Cb rk of the Court of Common Fleas,
George Lnntz,
Fur Sherif,
John J. Shocker.
For Coroner,
Dr. J. A. Monahon.
For Commissioner,
Thomas Mnce.
"The Union Party."
What's in a name ? somebody once asked
Not much In the name at the head of this
article but humbug. Sustain tlie Union
Tarty and you must necessarily sustain the
Union, is the idea of a few simple-hearted
Individuals whose greenness U very re
freshingvery. There arc others who suppose bless
their unsophisticated souls ! that the name
'lljfoii' U derived from the Union princi
ples and tendencies, aims and objects of the
party. To such people it is . impossible
that an Abolitionist should smell as stropg
ly with any other name, or that a wolf
should bo vicious under a sheep's covering.
or that a lie should be harmful if you call
cd it a truth.
The Lnion party derives its name from
the fact that it is made up of a union of
all sorts of men, belonging to all sorts of
parties, holding all sorts of opinions. TThey
agreed to work in harness for a ccrtalu
time and certain purpose; adjourned dis
eussiou or umerences until the war was
over; proposed to seal up hermetically the
fountains of political thought, and cry to
every man who had an idea, "Stop hush
jun is the word we are too busy now
restoring the Union to have any opinions
or preferences, politically speaking, about
Of course that wouldn't work. A man
might as well attempi -o repeal the law of
gravitation, or suspend tne rain drops, in
mid heaven.until he could go after bis um
brella, as to attempt to Ireeze the current
of mind and soul, tho active brain and the
throbbing pulse.and the earnest aspirations,
into the fce-clud stillness and wintry sto
lidity of the 'Union party.' Jlen might
cry out as much as they pleased, "be for
the Union without in 'if,'au 'and' or a 'but'
it was not possible.
As was to be expected, therefore, the
Union party turned out to be the means of
reinforcing the ltepublicau policy for the
conduct ot war and the general adminis
tration of affairs, and so breaking up. for
the time being, tho organization of other
parties as to render them helpless to ad
vance their own ideas and principles, or to
stay the advancing tide of Radicalism.
'1 he tnion party wu, therefore, n sham
and a delusion, and its prophets were ly
1111? oracles, who led innocent and credu
lous people after false Gods. The result of
it was. that a very large proportion of the
people were gulled into advancing men
and measures, to both of which they had
always been, from principle, opposed, it
was not so transparent a sham, at first, of
course, as it lias become, else so many in
telligent, honest aud patriotic people would
never have gone into it. At lirst the liad-
icsu element kept in the background. Ac
cordimr to Droirrainme. noone t.ilkpri.wrote
or appeared to thinK.anything but 'Union',
w ithout iv, 'and' or 'but' without a how.
a why, or a wherefore.
Union, Union, nothing but Union,'
I'nion by night and Union by day;
Union for sport and Union for toil,
Union of party and Union of spoil;
Union alone and the Union aluay.
At first, too, the negro was kept In the
backerouud. The negro was an interdicted
individual. He wasn't considered a de
batable question. In all the Union party
it was agreed that the negro should be
laid on the table, and the war taken lrom
the table and passed by a two-thirds vote
let who would say Veto; and that then the
negro should be taken from the tablo and
made tho special order. The negro had
not even so much as a smell in the grand
convocation which Abolitionists and ne
gro owners, Frcesoilists and Democrats,
Federalists, Kuownothings aud Republi
cans' (both black and red; and Old Line'
"Whigs, who had determined to try a new
line (0 light it out on, had all combined to
form "ye g-r-aud U-N-I- 0-X Party."
But ft was not very long until it was
discovered that there was a 'nigger in the
wood pile' of the union party, and that the
Radicals and Abolitionists, who had the
administration and, therefore, the Union
y;kj,uinir uieiri:uuiroi, were uetermineu 1
to have the aforesaid nigger -in the ring.' 1
They brought hiinouCthey trotted hKu
still greater and more irresponsible power.
Now the song was changed. Now ft w as :
Nigger, nigger, nothing lut nigger;
NiggressOy night and nigger by day;
Nigger for sport, but never for toil;
Jfiggerued party hunting for spoil;
i ht nigger alone and the nigger alicay.
After a little those outsiders who sup
posed the name Union was derived from
devotion to Union of the States, aud not
from a Union of Incongruous elements,
began to find that a delusion also. The
Atlantic Monthly, the "hub" magazine, the
Radicals' Bible and hymn-book together,
published Senator Sumner's famous treat
ise on 'State suicide,' and all the 'small
fry' followed suit, crrin&.T.he Southern
States are dead they are tuicides; they
cannot ekercise any rights or exert any
powers in the Union they are dead. We
can't be tied to dead bodies; don't talk to
us or union with a corpse. These States
are dead" 'for a ducat, dead' dead as a
due dead as Forney.
After some time more, the Mar was ov
er tne reDellion was ueau. 1'eace came,
as honest men thought, to breathe new
life into the Old Union of our Fathers,
aud to start It, with renewed visor, ou
the track of glory, and- empire, aud free
dom. How is it uow f Still Sumner and
Stevens and Wade, ( id omne genu, cry
out, 'The States are dead; union with a
corpse is horrible. True, the rebellion is
dead, but the union is also dead' dead as
a duck dead as Forney.
They proiwse that u part shall govern
tho whole : that the so-called -dead bodies'
vhallbc cut loose from the live ones and
consigned to political graves, until such
time as the Abolition angt'l of resurrec
tion (reconstruction) shall olow his trump;
aim men tney snail nave a new minu ami
a new uotiy. like unto mat or tne taitn
fid who dwell ulgh unto Canada. In the
meantime, the J.'ump of the Cnlnu shall be
the t'mon for which 'the I'nion party' con
tends aud shall rule the roast; and the
Hump ot the union party shall rule the
balance; and the Hump Congress shall be
over all blessed forever more; and the
devout, meek and humble disciple of the
lowiy savior, rarson urowniow oi lciiu
essee, shall line out the hymn
Sump, rump, nothing but rump:
iump-us by night and rump-us lj day;
Jiump snail epon ami tne people titan tod;
jtiump oj au parties nunting for spoil;
Hurrah! for the liadical Jiump aluwj.
Elegant Extract!
"II. C. J," who runs the machine for the
"Kump Congress" in this county, discour
ses in last week's raper, after the following
hlfalutin" style:
"As loyalty triumphs over treason, as
truth rises above error, as order assumes
the reins where disorder now seems driving
to ruin, as traitors settle to their proper
level anu patriots rise to rtue in tne Mates
lately In rebellion, as the Great Union
Party completes its victories and ffathers
in its Jewels, the overwhelming ioglc of
events' win Demonstrate to me most ig
norant and fallen of of America's sons, that
the 'cry of Union' never can become stale,
nor the 'Union played out !' That 'crv'
will be a sweet song In the mouths of com-
lntr millions, when the enemies ot the Aa-
tion the allies of rebellion the followers
of Davis, Vailandiyham & Co., with all the
mewling politic ians of their ilk arc sunk
into oblivion or 'damned to eternal fume.'
It will be a sweet song when those who
now despise it
' bit pale ghosts by the Stygian
Reading their acts, by the red light of
uen.' "
Now that Is good. Strike out tho words
the followers of Davis, Vallandigham &
Co," and the application will bo plain, and
we, In common with the lovers of the Un
ion, of all parties, will endorse it. Early
and late converts to Unionism Audy
Johnson, who was early a Unionist, having
been a Democrat, and William H.-Seward,
the father of the Republican party, whose
Unionism until lately has (to quote the
language of "II. C. J.'s" larnous circular,)
been "positively doubtful," the mnjorlty
of Lincoln's Cabinet and the majority of
Lincoln's opponents will all sny Amen to
the substance of the above Elegant Ex
tract. But if the member of Congress from
this district who joined the Radicals in
keeping eleven States out of tho Union,
and the men of Vinton county who still
support the members of the present Con
gress, now that their own President and
the ablest men of the Republican party,
Inivo turned their backs on them and de
clared that they are doing just what the
rebels tried to do we snv if Coiirrcssnian
Bundy and the men who sustain the Rump
congress, renu n. u. Jones s declaration,
we are atram tne "trailed lades " will wince,
They will say to II. C. J "Sir, you don't
"unuorstanu yv,ur business. Vtesiikl wo
were for 'Union' iu order to get the help
or ioonsn patriots to wmp tne southern
fellows whom we hate. Our original mot
" to was : 'Xo union with slaveholders,' and
although It went hard to change that
tune and cry 'Union' still it served our
turn. But, sir, it it played out. The ex
" slaveholders don't belong to our partv.
"any more now than before thev lost their
"slaves. They don't believe in runninjr
the machine for the benefit of Xew E112-
"hintl. They are still lor State Rights;
"consequently, saving the Union is played
"out, since we can't save that and "our
"party' both. (See Thad Stevens' Cou
" gresloiial speeches.) By lirst Irritating
"the South into a tight, and then crying
"out 'Union' to get patriots to help us
"whip thi-ui, we got tiiem just where we
"wanted them that Is, out of the Unltm,
"and helplessly at our mercy. Xow, the
great object of our exertions must be to
keep them mere, one-half of the Union
"that is. our half will run the Govern
ment, with all the modern improvements
"auachcii. me other halt (hall pay our
taxes, obey our orders and contribute to
"our advantage generally; but to nilow
the old Union to exist to have these
"States looking after their own interests,
and voting against our party that is i
"phatieally played out. Our policy now is
to resume the cry we used so effectively,
"when the Democrats were laboring to
preserve the Union, by compromise, and
prevent war. We must sneeringly assail
"them as 'Union Shriekers'and 'Union Sa
"vcrs.' We are fighting it out on our old
"line now. We tell you, II.C.J., tbe'Uu
" ion' Is played 1"
That Is the greeting our friend will get
from his side of the house, If lie keeps on.
Yes, they arc fighting it out oil the old
line! They have resumed their old and
natural position as enemies of the Union ;
and. the meat mass of the people, who sup
ported them while they cried 'Union" and
because they cried Uniou' are fast 'play
ing out' of all connection with tlieui. Tne
honest Republicans who are 110 longer al
arm d about slavery in the territories and
the like, and who have no aim but the wel
fare of the country, are leaving them in
Seward and Johnson the one a leading
Whig and Republican and the other a Dem
ocratare but representative men of the
two great classes, whose united efforts
carried the 'I'nion mi-tv' vli-rnrinnW tl,rr.'
wit', the war
of That Snow" Th ! it
IVK the people of all the States (nto a great
Union Convention. What does II. C. J,
represent but the Northern treason which
seeks to do what Jeff. Davh, failed in do
ing? We say to him. therefore, in his ownlan-
fuage we don't hold ourselves responsl
le lor the style that, as loyalty triumphs
over treason, &c; 'as the great Union par
ty.' whose hosts from every State, North
South, are about to assemble in the
city of brotherly love, 'completes its victo
ries and gathers its jewels, the overwhelm
ing logic of events w ill demonstrate' to
aud his friends 'that the cry of Union
never can become stale, nor the Union
played out,' except when used by his friends
in tne contemplation ana
intention of
Radical party. As to
the mewlintr
politicians' who are to be
'damned into
eternal fame,' we suspect that a 'fearful
looking forward to of judgment to corac,'
suggested tbat sentence. II. C. J. is cvi-
dently an aspirant for 'am' either eter-
liul' or iufenial,aud Is iu as fair a way to get
it, ana oe uamneu,' as anyDooy we can
think of; and if he is merely condemned
to read h is own articles, (letting his 'acts'
go, 'by the red light of hell,' he can couut
ou our sympathy lor one rc-ocr, at least.
Elegant Extract! Enemies in the Camp--A New battle
for the Union to be Fought!
James E. Harvey, the Republican Minis
ter (0 Portugal, has written a letter, dated
Lisbon, March 24:h, 1?68, to William H.
Seward, the Republican Secretary of State,
in which occurs the following strong sen
tence, We are fikhiinz a New battle for ihe
Union, and egdi 11st Toes the mine dangerous
for being insidious aud within the line ol
our camp.'
This tells the true character of the figh
now going on. The President elected by
the 'Union Party 'a Southern loyalist
and Seward, the chief cabinet officer of the
'Uniou Administration a Northern Re
publican and leader of that party having
united, at the beginning of the war, with
men of other political views, upon a plat
form of Unconditional Unionism, and con
sidering themselves bound, to the country
and their allies, to carry out the programme
laid down in the Union Platform, (tee Crit
tenden Resolution, at the head of the eJi
torial column of the Record) now find that
the Abolitionists and Radicals, who have
not only been in the ' Union party' but
have aspired to control it, ore tne most
'di-nerous foes' they heve to contend with.
These Revolutionary Radical have been
forced, by the inexorable 'logic of events,'
by their desire to secure the emaciation of
the slaves, and (he humiliation or the mas
ters, into the Union rmiks. They hate
sailed on the tide, hoping that, as soon as
their own objects were gained, they could
then stop the rushing current of patriotism,
saying, 'thus far Malt thou go and no lur
ther,' or that they could turn the great lob
ular purpose into a new channel. In effect,
they say to the balance of the party '-Now,
you have labored and sunered lor 'he union,
you have sacrificed much, even that you felt
to be right and constitutional, sooner than
risk the cause dear to you. Tiue you are
now within sight of the promised land,
aud your task seems well nigh accomplish
ed. All that is true, but if the Union is
how restore J, end the interests of the whole
countrr represented in Congress, where, oh,
where, will we be ! what will become of us,
who represent, in reality, nothing but the ex
treme sectional spirit of the North, and the
interests of a class who, 10 lact, represent
in the North, exactly what we charged Yan
cy and Toombs & Co. with representing, in
the South. We can do tiothine, in a re
stored Union. Like Othello, we can only
cry, 'our occupation's gone.' Therefore we
declare, that, near as you are to the accom
plishment or your efforts to restore the Un
ion, you can go no further with our, aid, on
the contrary, you shall have us taking the
place of Davis & Co. to prevent the resto
ration of the Union, unless you first secure
to us, by amendments to the I'Onstitution,
and appropriato legislation, the guarantee
of continued power and place. The party,
and our ascendency in it, first after that
so much of the Union, as may be safely
left. The case Is stated thus, 'Wendel
Phillips, Loyd Garrison 4c Co. for long years
labored to erect a Union, alter their liking,
on the ruins of the Union of Washington
and Madison, bu t the patriotism of the
country defeated them. Afterwards, Jeffer
son Davis & Co. attempted lo destroy the
Union of Washington and Madison, for
purposes of their own. The patriotism of
the country arose to defeat that object, and
called us to assist. W did so, all the time
insisting, in consideration of our aid, upon
directing the course of the great struggle,
a channel which suited us, and now , we
demand, as the reward for our services, that
the Union shall be restored, not as Wash
ington and Madison made it, but as Pliil.ips,
Garrison & Co. wanted it.'
This is, in effect, the language of the Rad
icals, to their late allies. Their course
makes it evident, that, as between the Rad
icals and the 'rebels,' it hns been only a
question, after all, as to which dog should
ilme his competitor away from the meat.
and swallow it himself.
Of course all those men, of various po
litical views, who acted together, in good
faith, desiring simply the Union, under the
style and title of the 'Union Party,' will
the truth of the declaration we have
quoted from the Republican Minister to
ertugal, that they have got to fight 'a new
battle for the Unit n, and ngaintt foes the
more dangerous for being insidious .and
within the lines of our camp.'
Startling Confession—The Mouth
piece of the Vinton County Disunionists
"acknowledges the
The man who communicates the
"rump" rhetoric for the amuse
ment of the readers of the " Rec
ord" says, speaking of those whom
he denounces as traitors: "They
havo combined with pardonel
Democrats and amnestied John
sonites of the South to prevent the
return of the people of those States
to their allegiance to the govern
ment; they have labored to prevent
the return of those States to their
proper relations to the Federal Gov
ernment." Now when we remember that
Lincoln prepared the way to a spee
dy restoration of all the ." States
to their proper relations;" and that
Johnson steadily carried out his
plan; and that according to that
plan all the States would be in
"their proper relations" to-day,
and long ago; and that the infernal
disturbers of the peace of the
country (whom this correspondent
well calls "minions of treason")
who have prevented it, are the
men who compose the " Rump
Congress," and the radicals of the
the North, in Vinton County and
elsewhere, who sustain them-when
we remember all this we wonder
why this correspondent comes down
so heavily on his friends. He fires
away with a hearty good will, but
his gun kich.
"Stale Cry of Union Played Out!"
H. C. J. charges at us full tilt,
with both vim and venom, because
in speaking of a certain circular
put forth by certain disunionists of
this county, we objected to their
calling themselvet Union, and said
wo thought that stale :ry had
played out. lie either wilfully
and maliciously lies most . cot
foundedly under a mistake as to
our meaning j or elso he thinks the
Union, and the self-styled Union
party to which he belongs, arofy
nonomous terms. If the latter,
then we bee; leave, in common with
men of sense every where, to differ.
That party did have many men in
it who were attached to the Union.
But all of that kind have left, from
William II. Seward, Lincoln's Sec
retary of btate, down through all
the grades of life. The brave sol
diers who won our victories, and
the gallant generals who led them
on, have quit the sinking 6hip.
They all refuse to sell the birth
right of this people, for a mess
"rump" pottage. Who did the
coninntte who styled itself
" Union Central Committee " rep
resent? Not tho great mass of
honest, Union people certainly
nothing but the "rump" of the
once powerful Union party, the
" rump " Congress, the " tag end "
of the organization, which tried to
keep the rest back from the com
plete restoration of the Union
which we can tel II. 0. J.
the people have set their hearts on,
and intend to accomplish speedily,
if they have to do it by kicking the
rump," out of the way. We ex
pect II. C. J. used to call himself
an " unconditional Union man."
Let him take pur advice and re
main so. Let us hear no more ol
conditions precedent to the restora
tion of the Union, or it will go
hard with him to convince the peo
ple, that the ucryn of Union on
such lips as his has not grown stale,
or that the attempt, in such
quarters, to act the part of" Union
men " has not played out.
[For the Vinton Record.
[For the Vinton Record. COURT HOUSE CONVENTION---
The Convention of the so-called
Democratic party was held at the
Court House on the 30th ult. It
was organized as such conventions
usually are, by calling a gentle
man to the chair and appointing
secretaries. The "figuring" and
'shenanigan" began just here. An
effort was made to fill up such del
egations as were not full, by allow
ing Democrats from such townships
to act as ceiegates 111 the conven
tion. But this would not do; it was
risking too much; to admit some
undrillcd man into the convention,
might spoil the "packing," which
the "Court-House" gentlemen con
sidered complete, in spite of the
outside pressure by the delegates
not "drilled." In short, the clique
felt that the thing was safe as
planned, and they didn't propose to
1 1 1 1 , ,
ush. ui.yumig vy summing some
outside man. The gentleman fav
oring tho admission, suggested that
the convention was Democratic,
and not there to favor particular
men, it would do no harm to admit
Democrats who had the interests
the party at heart. But it would
not do ; the party was not as much
men. He was gagged by a mo
tion, authorizing the delegates
present to cast the vote of the
township. No man was to have
"nib" in this convention who
not been manipulated suffic
iently to have his views known.
The "clique" had the matter "set,"
and in spite of those who wished
lair dealing, they knew how the
matter now stood and how it was
After the gagging game had been
pronounced a success, the nominat-
. TV r4
ing commenced. Auditor 11. v.
Moore was, by acclamation, re
nominated for Auditor. Mr .Moore
a clever gentleman in his official
and social relations, but an "unter
rified" butternut in his political
prejudices. We do not know but
"interests ot the service" may
require us to ventilate his political
history in connection with his "mil
itary record," at some future time;
and hereby give him notice, and
those concerned, that while we
have nothing against Mm' personal
ly, we do most sincerely detest his
political record, if we understand it
aright, and we think we do.
Treasurer next came up and
the rule as to the candidates abid
ing the decision of the convention
was called for; but the candidates
were not there to make the neces
sary pledges; and the result was
not announced. We heard a gen
tleman at the door say he had "in
vited Mr. Foreman up," but Fore
man saw the sell, and declined ap
pearing. Clerk came up next; and, not-,
withstanding some parties from the
olifound in Ins office ; has been rath-
country thought Mr. Cooper had a
little chance, yet, at the counting
out, they found how well Lantz had
"laid the lines." Lantz received
44 to Cooper's 10.
Then came the contest on Pro
bate J udge. Judge Craig was one
of them as has the "ins," and it
was quite a question whether the
Court House could in this case
stand the outside pressure. We
heard a kind of reckless Union
man offer to "stake" something that
the ''Court Houso" would "carry
oil the belt," and a gentleman from
the country, who did not know the
"ropes," was thinking of "taking
him up." We reminded them,
However, ol the sacredxess of the
1 il Li a.
ocuasion, aim uiey cuun't wager
anyining; nence, the conliding
gentleman who had been duped by
the apparent honesty of the affair,
saved his "V" for Judee Crai'2
cleared the "scratch" nicely, beat
ing two good men,Murray of Wilkes
ville and Case of Elk township.
Craig is a clever gentleman, and
very cood Probate Judjre. when
er "siacic twisted" in relation to
Treasury matters for the past two
years; and we propose, during the
campaign, to remind him of his du
ties occasionally, so that, if he is
re-elected, he will come a little
nearer up to the "letter" and spirit
ol the law.
Next came the race for Sheriff.
Shockeyof the Court House, Al
baugh of Madison township, and
Capt. Haynes of Eagle, were an
nounced. This was the last we
heaid of Captais Hatxes. We be
lieve we are acquainted with Capt.
H., and if we are not mistaken, he
is a clever young man, fully com
petent to fill the place. But he
came into convention with "Cap
tain" to his name, and was an
nounced by the "soldiers." Tin?,
in itself, was enough to defeat him.
He didn't get a vote 1 A man who
would go before a "butternut con
vention," endorsed by soldiers, with
"Captain" prefixed to his name.
might be suro of defeat. He should
have known better.
Albaugh's friends wero confident
till the counting out commenced,
when they suddenly discovered
that Shockey was leading out at the
rate of 40 to 14. One delegate
remarked in our hearing that he
had thought Albaugh would dobet
ter. He now recognized the power
and influence of tho Court House
Clique, and gave it up in disgust.
We heard a delegato from the
country say to a friend, "They beat
us every time." Certainly they do
the convention is but a farce a
clap-trap to catch the unsuspect
ing. The incumbents pave tho way
to success by their wire-pulling
while in omce, and you people who
come up from your farms, might as
well have stayed at home, and let
the other party nominate a ticket
and put it against the officers al
ready in the positions, for you can
not change the matter a particle.
iiiiough delegates are always
picked and run in, to control you,
and you do nothing but be controlled.
A Dr. Monahon, ol Hamden,was
nominated for Coroner. The Dr. is
a stranger to us. He looks like a
good man.
Ma gee, of Brown township, was
nominated for Commissioner. If
elected, Magee will be a credit to
the Commissioners who "have gone
before." He ought to give tho peo
ple his views on the matter of upoor
land" as that has been for some
time the issue upon which Com
missioners are elected.
After the nominations were over
the gentleman who played fugle
man for the ''Court House wing" of
the convention, finding that Fore
man did not propose to come up to
pledge himself in such a farce,
moved a suspension of the rule for
merly adopted. A consistent man,
however, who could see a point
less than the . Court House, and
coul"d digest an idea outside of it,
interposed, and the matter was
dropped. Pledges were then made
for the gentlemen by their friends,
and the result was announced.
Reynolds received 51, Foreman 3
Reynolds is peculiarly a clever
man, accommodating to a fault
that is, he will frequently go farth
er in accommodating his friends
than the statutes of Ohio, concern
ing County Treasurers, contem
plate. ,
Secretary pro bono publico.
[For the Record.
[For the Record. Union Buncombe by Butternuts---
Fenian Flattery and Flunkeyism.
Thb most bombastic buncombe
that we have heard for lol these
many days, was "heaped up" in the
"hefty" resolutions read by Mr.
Gunning at the butternut conven
tion on the 30th ult. They were
read and passed vehemently. They
will look well in print. We under
stand that, by an amendmentto iIr.
Gunning's resolution, as to the pub
lication, of the proceedings of the
convention, they willbs allowed to
appear in this paper the Record.
Ihe Union tentimentot these res
olutions would look well eompared
with some of the disloyal' resolu
tions passed by the same Copper
heads, in thelsame Court House in
'62-'3 and '4, when they . were. Ve-
solving the war a "failure,"- Lin
coin a tyrant," "Val. a martur to
frce speech,1 and soldiers "vandals
and Hirelings" in those days when
the Copperheads rejoiced over Uni
on defeats and looked blue over
Union victories in those , days
when loyal men were hooted at on
the streets, and the Richland Town-"
ship "Golden Circle," tinder the
leadership of the Democrats of the
county,was in its glory,when unsus-.
pecting boys were taken into their
corrupt dens and induced to take
horrid oaths against their country,
against tho war, against the draft,
and against everything, save and
except the triumph of Treason and
the overthrow of the Republic. Ah,
those were gay days for you fellows,
when you paraded through the
streets of McArthur with the
" caged Democrat, writhing in
chains," to illustrate the tvrannv of
Lincoln over your pet traitors, Val.,
Olds & Co.; and how proudly you
marched, too, didn't you I glorying:
in your strength and in your disre
gard of Provost Marshals I ' Then
you shouted for Vallandigham, th
"prince" of traitors, and all tho lit-
tie butternuts in town wero taught
to sing:
"Vallandigham forever, hurrah, boys, horrahl
Up with the traitor and down with tha ataril1
Now, "a change comes o'er the
spirit of your dreams." The loud
Copperheads of '64 pass Union res
olutions in '66 ! Away with such
miserable puppyism 1 vou cannot
undo history you cannot unwrite
the letters you wrote to the soldiers
encouraging them to desert you
cannot unblot the souls of those
young men whom you have Induc
ed to outlaw themselves by taking
your horrid oaths in your "Golden
Circle. They remember your ef
forts and your arguments to induce
them to take that awful step; they
remember the midnight meetings of
yo-ur traitor clan ; they and their
parents, their friends, the nation,
and Uod, will remember it against
some of you all your glittering,
generalities, held out in buncombe
resolutions, to the contrary, ,not
withstanding. . '
One of those resolutions attempt-'
ed to flatter the Fenians to save the,
Irish vote.
"Oh, Consistency! thoo art a iowal!" ' '.. 1
The butternuts praise Andrew
Johnson and censure Congress with
one breath, and with the next
breath try to flatter the honest
Irishman by loud expressions of
sympathy for the Fenians. ' Let us
look at the history of the several
parties to this matter. Gen. O'Neil,
in a public speech, iri speaking of,
the cartridges sold the Fenians by:
the Government, says: '
"The Government ha oar hard earned mon
ey, and trien ncizes onr purchases: it bna ai-ted :
iu bad faith toward n. And who are we? What'
are our antecedent!! Let me tell you noarly '
cvrry man with me In Canada fought for the ''
SturaandStrlj-ea, eome of them at Andy John
son's homo. Ire(JohnHon) haa eaid ho waa tn '
friend of the Fenians tha friend of Irishmen,
frobubly he would (ay the fame to-day," (an
the butternut convention doea.) -, .
"He would to-dy turn me (Gan. O'Neil) over .
to Canada hut he dares not do it. TheArner
lean people wonld nor permit it. Some friends .
feared I would he given np to Canada when I
waa a priaoner, but I feared not. I knew tbi.t
although the Adminibthation tried to crnsh us,
yet the American people wort with ua." , i'
This same Gen. O'Neil is being
tried for violating the Neutrality
laws, as is also Col. W. R. Roberts, !
President of the Fenian Brother-!.;
Congress have used their influ
ence with Johnson to secure them
at least as much leniency as he has :
showed to traitors and assassins.:,;
The following resolution was adopt- .
ed and presented to him:
'Resolved, That the House reppectfally re- '
tiuent the President to cause the prosecutions .'
instituted in the United States Courts against'
the Fenians, to bo discontinued, ifl'comp&tible
with the pnblio interests," :
Who is the friend of the' Fenians? '
Andrew Johnson allowed iC..'0.t
Clay, for whose arrest he paid $25,- .;
000, to go free without fertaL He
refuses to bring Jeff. Davis before 1
tribunal of justice. He has par-'
doned thousands of traitors, . and
amnestied the whole rebel army 1
Why then visit his executive ven- ,i
geance upon the long oppressed i
Irishman? And why do those men '
who praise Johnson and cursS Con-
gress, try to buy the Irish vote with v
cheap resolutions? v:"
It won't do,: gentlemen ! The Fenians
know (vhere thaVAmerican people,!, on ".
whom Gen. O'Neil relies, are to be found
they know who have been tfiejr friends ;
they know tbat the boys of the' Union er- -.
my, by the side of whom tbe Irishmen
fought in the late Democratic rebellion, are '?
that same Irishman's best friends in his '
hour of need, and (hey know that the but-;
ternot convention that passed resolutions'"
expressive of sympathy with the Fenians,"
are merely preparing cheap c!ajMrap.bun-,.V.
combe to catch the Irish vote. After they -I
(ret that, they will be like O'Neal says bjr ,
Andy. Johnson after be got the money for 1
tbe ammunition they will say to the Irish ' :
man, "we want nothing to da with ' rou,"
won't do to oppress and abase theorem-
as fori year, ind then try W , boy 'em np :;

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