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I WOULD RATHER BE RIGHT THAN PRESIDENT. Henry Clay.
EBENSBURG, PA , THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 1868.
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THE POLITICAL CAMPAIGN:
DEMOCRATIC ' PROFESSIONS v'sl DEMO
CRATIC PRACTICE Til EIR PARTY . '
AND PLATFORM REVIEWED.
Conducted from last . ..:
WHAT THE DEMOCRATIC LEADERS SAYrf .
Mr. Robert Tooinbs, in bis lateGeorgia
speech, argued that all the action . of the
Government in reference to the South for
the last three years was void arid of no
effect. . ' ; '
Tlvc St. Louis Times declares : i
;If Mr. " Blair become President.
MWpff - ioj- tv Ouusiuution,vand tail to
overthrow tho oligarchy established by
Brownlow in Tennessee, . Blair would be
perjured." : . ,
"There is but one way to restore the
Government and the Constitution, and
that is for the President to declare these
(reconstruction) acts null and void, com
pel tho army to undo , its usurpations at
the South, disperse the carpet-bag State
governments, allow the white people to re
organize their own governments, and elect ,
Senators and Representatives." Blair's
"What the Confederacy fought for would
be won by the election of Seymour and
Blair." Governor Vance.
A. II. Stephens said, when the Confed
eracy was organized, that it was to estab
lish a government whose corner-stone was
slavery. That . is what the Confederacy
fought for, and it is what Vance says they
will gain by the election of Seymour and
In his last veto message, Andrew John
son says :
"All the State governments organized
in those States under acts of Congress,
and under military control, are illegitimate
and of no validity whatever j and the votes
cast in those States for President and Vice
President, in pursuance of acts passed
since the 4th of March, 18G7, and in obe
dience to the so-called reconstruction acts
of Congress, cannot be legally received
and counted; while tho only votes-in
those States that can be legally cast and
counted will be those cast in pursuance of
the law3 111 force in the several fetates
prior to the legislation by Congress upon
the subject of reconstruction."
Will JVI r. Johnson, a3 General Blair
suggests, use the army to abolish the reor
ganized States ? He has by solemn proc-'
lamation declared that the governments
found in the rebel States when the "war
closed wore vuvrp.tiona mid void, and lio
abolished them by military edict. He
now declares that all the governments or
ganized, under acts of Congress are ille-
gitimate and of no validity. What then ?
Unly this, that the governments organized
by the military without authority of law
are legal and must be counted, while gov
ernments organized under military rule,
and under authority of law, are of no va
lidity, and votes cast under them must not
be counted. '
So that, in the miud of Mr. Johnson,
General Blair, and the Democratic party,
it is the law enacted in pursuance of the
Constitution which vitiates the Govern
ment, and the absence of law which vali
This is precisely the position assumed
in the Democratic platform, only the Con
vention was too cowardly to state it as
clearly as have Mr. Johnson, Gen. Blairj
and Governor Vance.
The ex-Confederate Gen. A: R. Lawton
said in a speech at Savannah, Ga. :
"Now, for the first time, we have a plat
form of principles and leaders around
whom we could rally. It was the noblest,
best, boldest declaration of principles ever
laid djwu in the United States, and the
demonstration here to-nijrht shows it-was
in unison with the feelings of the people.
There was nothing that the South wanted
that w;as not there. The military despo
tism which has htld us in thraldom was
there set in its proper light. For the first
time, we have a platform we can adhere to.
AYe have a work to do which can be ac
complished. We have leaders to represent
those principles who will carry us out of
the 'Slough of Despond Peace has its
victories as well as war ; those great prin
ciples for which we fought, and which we
feared were lost, may yet be achieved."
The Augusta (Ga.) Chronicle, a bitter
anti-reconstruction journal, quotes Sey
mour's speech delivered on his election as
permanent President of the New York
Convention, and Blair's infamous letter,
and saj-s :
"The sentiments expressed by both can
didates are consonant with the views and
wishes of the Southern people, who only
seek for that measure of justice which the
Constitution and laws guaranty to every
State and citizen. General Blair has only
one way in which these outrages on the
Constitution can be rhecked and remedied
and the Government restored. It is this :
,'The President shall , declare the recon
struction acts null and void,' compel the
army to undo its usurpations at the South,
disperse the carpet-bag State governments,
allow the white people to reorganize their
own governments, and elect Senators and
The Mobile Trilune asserts :
"The great Democratic party will rise
in its might and majesty, and pulverize
and purge the Congress, just as Cromwell
purged the Long Parliament. The sirn.s
of the times are pregnant with resistance
to Radical tvranny, and -the dagger of
Brutus -may aid in accomplishing our re-'
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demption irom itaaicat ruie; rum, ana
usurpation.": : s , - ,, --.
Does this mean that they will, murder
Seymour, if elected, that Blair may rule ?
At tho Democratic convention held in'
Atlanta, Ga., one of the speakers, Clarke
by name, "pledged himself before God to
light to the last the new governments that
had been set up in the South." ' f ' -
- The Memphis (Tenn.) Avalanche, in
alludinjr to Blair's-letter, says : - -
"For uttering similar sentiments to.thjj
!irwtv. uh juvu uoeU'Uenounecu ami uaiieu i
impudent. Had the above extract ap-.
peared in this paper as editorial, the polit
ical fossils would have raised their hands
in holy horror and stigmatized us as a rev
olutionist. We would hare been taunted !
with the worn-out, stereotyped complaint
that, such imprudent expressions injure
the Northern Democracy and the Southern !
people in the North. But, strange to say,
it was the publication of the letter from
which we take -the above extracts that se
cured Mr. Blair his nomination for the
Vice Presidency. Thus it will be seen
that the North is far ahead of the South.
They aro rife for revolution."
The Charlotteville (Va.) Chronicle
"General Blair was an abolitionist ana
, . .1 1 T " . 1
a war man ; out tnose are aeau issues, auu,
if he was sincere in his recent letter, he
will answer our purpose."
Humphrey Marshall asserted, in his
Louisville speech, that if the Democratic
ticket was elected, his party would "wipe
out" all that had been done in the way of
reconstruction, and the fourteenth amend
ment to the Constitution. .
John . Forsythe proclaims through the
columns of the Mobile Advertiser :
"Mississippi must vote, and the Democ
racy Will see to its being counted. Texas
and Virginia cannot go through with the
forms of the Radical programme in time
to be admitted before the election, as Con
gress will adjourn beforehand. But they
must vote." - - -
We summon these rebel witnesses, first,
because they have the control of the Dem
ocratic party, and second, because they
are franker and honcster men than the
Lest thisTnay" benllsputed, "we place
upon the stand ex-rebel General Wade
In his speech at Charleston, after his
return from the Democratic Convention.
j Mr. Hampton told the people that, being
on the - committee on resolutions 111 the
Tammany Convention, when il was propo
sed to insert the cL;u. -a ueclarinr that
"riyht of suflrao - Innrrs tn
- -CD C " . -w "
he shrewdly asked what was to be under
stood by '-States.'' agreed to the prop
ositions," he said, -'but at the same time
said that it seemed to me that they had
omitted one very vital point, which was
to declare to whrt States the-doctrine ap
plied. I though it was necessary to guard
and limit that declaration, and to the end
that we might know at what time we could
go back and say who were the citizens of
the States, I asked that they would declare
that these questions belonged to the States
under their Constitutions up to the year
18G5." ' J
The Northern and Western men in the
Convention objected to this as imprudent.
"Gentemen were there from the North,
South, East, and West," continued the
Epeaker, "and by all we were met with ex
treme cordiality. They said they were
willing to give us everything desired ; but
we of the South must remember that they
had a great fight to make, and it would
not be policy to place upon that platform
that which would engender prejudice at
the North. . They, however, pledged them-
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seives 10 uo an in tueir power to relieve
the Southern States, and to restore to us
the constitution as it had existed. As we
were met in such a kindly spirit. I" could
not but reciprocate it. I knew that I was
representing the feelings of' my people
when I did so, and I told them that I
would withdraw all the resolutions I had
offered, and no doubt other Southern del
egates would do the same, and would ac
cept the resolutions offered by Hon. Mr.
Bayard, the Senator from Delaware, which
declared that the right of suffrage belonged
to the States. I said I would take the
resolutions if they would allow mo to add
but three words, which you will find em
bodied in the platform. I added this :
'And we declare that the Reconstruction
acts are revolutionary, unconstitutional,
and void.' When I proposed that, every
single member of the committee and the
warmest men in it were from the North
came forward and said they would carry
it out to the end. ' Having thus pledged
themselves, I feel assured that when the
Democratic party come to triumph, they
will show us a remedy for our misfortunes
in their own good time, for which I am
perfectly willing to wait. Such is the
history of our platform, and such were the
motives which governed the committee in
To clinch the nail, the men of Hamp
ton's mind 'secured the nomination of F.
P. Blair, who had already declared pub
licly that the State governments in .the
Southern States must be, and if he had
the power would be, overthrown, by mili
tary force if necessary.
' There is a whole volume in this ''short
speech of General Hampton. ' It discloses
the facty-first, that he, (Hampton,) an ex
rebel ; general, -dictated , the Democratic
platform on the subject of reconstruction.
Is not this a complete surrender, to the
rebel leaders ? What more could the
rebels ask than to dictate the terms of
settlement, had they been the conquerors
instead of the conquered ? Did Lee . pre
scribe terms to, Grant at Appomattox?;
Yet here is General Hampton prescribing
terms to the Democratic Convention.
Could subserviency go lower, or cowardice
sink a: party deeper, tnan does this onen
But, second, Mr. Hampton says he let
up on the Democracy because they had a
hard row to hoe in the loyal States, and
they thought,- therefore, that a plain decla
ration of what they meant -imprudent.. It
would not do to let the people of the North
know just what they intended. The real
purpose of the platform must be kept from
the people. - But the committee promised
111m au ne desired, and the warmest men
in making these pledges were , from the
North. It was because of these warm
demonstrations that General Hampton con
sented to withdraw his other propositions.
lie could not find it in his heart to torce
these Northern Democrats to tell the hon
est truth before the people. Therefore he
considerately joined in to.help. cheat the
people of the North, where the fight was
to be hard, but in the South he must and
would tell the truth.
Any one who will carefully read this
speech of -Hampton's will be convinced
that the whole Democratic platform is a
swindle, as are the candidates, and but for
Hampton s courage, and Blair s folly in
disclosing the cheat, and making known
the real purposes of the party, they would
have stood a little chance in imposing up
on some honest- Democrats ; but now
that the fraud - is exposed, their plan is
ruined.' - - -
But here are a few more choice crumbs
from rebel sources : .
" "The Montgomery (Confederate) consti
tution is better than ours, (United States.")
Horatio Seymour to JiuJge Rugglcs in
, "The 4th of July has ceased to be of the
slightest 'interest to the Democracy, par
ticularly, of the South." Richmond Examiner.-
"The spirit of Wilkes Booth still lives,
thank God ! Therefore, take courage !
Seymour, Blair, and the . revival of the
great cause is the motto of every true
man I" Pine Bluff (Ark.) Vindicator.
The New York World says :
"For as many crimes against law, Con
stitution, and human nature as our Con
gress commits, the British people would
smash Parliament and hang peers and
commoners in Hyde Park.
"Blood is . thicker than water. Race
stand by race, all save rump Congressmen.
They stand by the negroes whom they
stir up to rebellion.
"Tho new rebellion will array the peo
ple of the United States against two hun
dred thousand negroes and wo hundred
white negroes in Congress. God save the
radical rebels if they bring on more war,
for the people won't save them.
"In case of a new rebellion Jefferson
Davis will have a chance to go bail for his
bondsman, whose paper now stirs up the
THE HONESTY AND PATRIOTISM OF SEY
MOUR EXPLAINED. - '
Captain Marshall, a brother of Thomas
Marshall, said, at a recent Kentucky Dem
ocratic ratification, "that he was enthusi
astic in the support of Seymour, and gave
his reasons therefor. , Seymour was
nominated as a War Democrat, for the
reason that no other could ' win. He was
called a War Democrat, but, he had never
given any aid or support to the Govern
ment in prosecution of the war when it
could be avoided. . In 1SG3, when the
rebel troops were in Pennsylvania, and the
Government called on Seymour, who was
then Governor of New York, to furnish
troops to expel them, he answered in the
same manner, if not in the same. language,
as the Governor- of Kentucky in 1SG1,
viz : that he would not send them. He
did send them, however, for the reason
that he was unable to do otherwise."
"Utica, N. Y., July 21, 18C8. '
"Dear Sir : Your letter of the lGth
inst. to Governor Seymour is received.
He directs me to answer your interrogato
ries, and say that he does not own a Uni
ted States bond, and never did own one ;
and he never dealt in bonds or banking of
"Very, respectfully, yours, :
; - "B. D. Noxon, Jr.
"To. II. It. Dunn, Esq., Bloomington,
Illinois." - . : - - : . '
This testimony ought to be satisfactory
to rebels, it certainly will be to loyal men.
Here is his own statement that he would
not trust the Government,- and of his
friend that he never, aided it, even in his
official capacity, except as he was forced
to. Nominated as a War Democrat : 1st,
Because they could elect no other ; and
2d, Because he was opposed to the war
and sympathised with the rebellion' Sey
mour and the platform are an exact match.
Both swindles, contrived and selected to
cheat the people of ' the loyal States, and
serve the purposes of the rebel leaders.
bcymour himself admitted that he would
be dishonored if he accepted, the neniba-.1
j In view of the facts hereinbefore pre
sented, we charge the Democratic party :
' 1st. That it has proved false to its early
record and history, false to' liberty, false
to the country, its laws : and Constitution,
and false to the people whom it seeks to
govern. , . .
;2d. -That, it in no honest . sense repre
sents the loyal people of the nation, but
on thcT contrary, is consorting with, and
controlled by, the, disloyal, and despotic
partisan leaders- who organized .and con-
uuuiuvi a il;uiilii; - luueiiioii agaillsc VOll-
stitutional liberty and iu the interests of a
-.id. lhat by. the confession of its own
leading advocates it. has, by its national
delegates in convention assembled, adopted
and published to the country a platform
of principles for the purpose of cheating
the loyal people into its support, while it
rests under secret pledges to rebel lead
ers to give them all they desire.
4th. That while professing veneration
for the Union and the Constitution, it
stands pledged to destroy the one and dis
regard the other.
5th. That its candidate for the chief
office by the confession of his own ' parti
sans is, and has been, a foe to the Govern
ment and a friend to the conspiracy for
its destruction ; .. that
proiessing to be a
and was a rebel in
War Democrat, he
disjruise, as is proven
by his past record
and the uncontradicted statements of the
1 1 1 . ' 1 ' 1 1
repei leaucrs wno placed mm in nomina
tion. That he has been thrust upon the
party, against the' judgment and wishes of
its honest supporters, and by a clique of
currupt and disloyal leaders.
Gth. That its candidate for the second
office is in open and undissembled sympa
thy with the rebel leaders, and pledged to
re-open the conflict against the Union if
entrusted with power.
7th. That, as claimed by the rebel lead
ers and press ol the South, and not denied
by leaders or press in the North, the elec
tion of these candidates upon this platform
will be the defeat of loyalty, the triumph
ot treason, and the renewal of. rebellion.
If these are the objects for which Demo
crats desire to vote, then Seymour and
Blair are the men to vote for.- If there
arc Democrats, and we bJI""
who desire a restored Union, just laws,
the maintenance of the public faith, and
the peace and prosperity of the Republic,
let them vote tor Grant and Colfax
The Des Moines (Iowa) Register prints
the following :
If Frank Blair is "the coming man,"
Parton need never have asked if he will
drink wine. If Frank were asked him
self, he would no doubt be honest and say,
"No, thankee, I'll take whisky and the
answer would only show his faithful devo
tion to Democratic principles. , The lead
ers of the party which has hoisted him as
a candidate deny, liowever, that Frank
"indulges," but assert that he is as tem
perate as Neal Dow hiiueelf. Perhaps he
is, when at home but when abroad, he
isn't, as we will show.
On Sunday, August 3d, Frank Blair
was at St. Joseph, Mo., on the way to the
mountains, to attend to his duties as one
of the Commissioners of the Pacific Rail
road. No train running from St. Joseph
to Council Bluffs, he hired some railroad
laborers to take him through on a hand
car. With a full supply of Frank's favor
ite beverage aboard, they started, but, on
reaching Hamburg, Fremont county, this
State, they had become so "demoralized"
that they laid up for repairs. Arriving
there in the afternoon, and stopping at
the railroad eatingTiouse, the distinguished
genius of the "new revolution" had his
presence announced to the faithful, who
soon came flocking to pay due homage to
their chief. Well, it so transpired that
they "hom'aged" too much, and by 8 or 9
o'clock the party were as tipsy as even
Democrats ever get, and the head center
was the tipsiest of them all. The noise of
the convivialists, attracted quite a crowd,
and it is said that Blair gave them more
antics, cute gfigf, find ground and lofty
tumbling than they had ever seen in a
circus. So tipsy 'did he finally become
that ho was picked up from the floor and
carried bodily to bed by two men, and
put . away out of sight of the tittering
crowd.- These statements are true and
indisputable. e have the testimony of
several reliable men who saw all we have
related, and more too, and defy any one to
disprove the facts as stated.
- The following letter we commend to
the attention of all loyal Democrats. Its
writer figured at the piebald Convention
which nominated Seymour.. . -They can see
from this the kind of company they arc
"oh. TT: E. Miles: Richmond.
Has the bill for the execution of Abo
lition prisoners after the first of January
next been issued ? ' Do it, and England
will be stirred into action. It is hiirh
time to proclaim the Black Flag. After
that period, let the execution be with the
garrote. .. u. 1. Beauregard.
A MARRIAGE License issued in Wash
ington was returned with tlm endorsement.
"She wouldn't liave me I"
tion. No witnesses are needed
that he then spoke the' truth.
Another Confidence Game.
Mr. William Wallace, whose strategic
mind inclines to confidential correspon
dence, dark hints, and "mysteriously im
pressive utterances, has put lorth another
secret circular, -: Of course his ..tickled
correspondents could not keep it quiet.
Who cordd stand: the burden , of such a
portentious and occult communication ?
We . present it. entire Republicans, read
it for amusement; Democrats can respect-1
fully approach it as the exhortation of a
groat man r ! .......
"Dear but: You have already aided
me in the great task of redeeming Penn
sylvania, and I write ybu now to again in
vite your cordial aid and co-operation in
completing the good work. I am j tower
less without'your helpi and the aid of men
like yourself in, every locality. Let me
invite you, then, to renewed vigor in the
work, of the campaign. - '-.
"Get half a dozen of your active neigh
bors together, and make, out lists of the"
doubtful men and Democrats. Arrange
fLbringing every influence possible to
convert the doubtful man. Get one or
two men to take charge of h?rti, and quiet
ly but actively labor to impress him with
the necessity for a change. Convert him
and vote him on our side if you . can, and
if you cannot do so, then prevail on him
to stay at home. Where you find a man
talk favorably of our principles do not
mention it to any one but continue your
work upon him. If you talk of it you will
probably lose him. Make copies of the
lists of Democrats, aud'then arrange to
bring out to the polls in October every
man upon. it. The October election is
very important in its bearings on Novem
ber, and no pains must be spared to get
every vote in your district. If we win in
October the victory in November will bo
an easy one, for the whole West will fol
low our lead.
"See that every one is assessed, and
that all who are ready to be natu
ralized, are put through. The vote in
your district will be "much larger
on both v sides than it was last year,
and you must not overlook the fact, as at
the Presidential election there is always a
fuller vote polled than at any other time."
Look after the young men. Unite them
in your councils. Give thorn- . Jo.
Encourage them, and trust them. Their
fire and energy will be most valuable in
polling your full vote. Arrange to subdi
vide your lists and give to each active
man the duty of bringing out a given
number on the list. . Detail 3'oung men to
go for voters on election day ; to stand at
the window to challenge voters, and to
closely scan the vote of every suspicious
man. Look for fraud. Don't let the
Radicals cheat us now. They will attempt
it, but you can prevent it by vigilance.
lou can more ea&uy convert the laborer
and the mechanic than . those who aro
more wealthy, and that is the place to ply
your arguments. All feel that there is
something wrong in governmental matters,'
and the wrong presses more heavily on.
the poor man than on the rich. I sincere
ly trust that you and our other friends
will at once go to - work and arrange to
convert the doubtful. Poll every Demo
cratic vote. Wm. A Wallace."
Seriously, has not a party gotten pretty
low when its executive officer comes down
to police tactics, and advises the "shadowing"-of
all doubtful voters? The spy
system has never been a successful one in
our country. Fouche is a detested name
in America. The attempt to introduce
his ideas into a department of our Gov
ernment tumbled Rosecrans out of tho
army, and any approach to it will ruin
any man in a free country. Mr. Wal
lace's detective exploits being harmless,
simply excite the contempt of Pennsylva
nia. Were they supposed to be at all dan
gerous, they would call forth hatred and
Grant in Jlallle.
Nothing but the extreme of partizanship,
envj-, or hostility would deny to General
Grant the highest skill in generalship and
the greatest courage and heroism. Inci
dents, however, now and then picked up
in out-of-the-way receptacles, serve to con
firm facts and to refute slanders. L.
Bolles, Jr., writing to the Oneida Circu
lar a story of his experiences as a volunteer
in the late rebellion, speaks most highly
of Grant's daring and heroic conduct du
ring the battles of Grand Gulf and Port
Gibson. The following little anecdote
may be new to our readers :
"During the battle (Port Gibson) Gen
eral Grant was every where iu the thick
of the fight, directing movements, regard
less of his own personal safety. At-ono
time, when a six-pounder which was shel
ling the rebels had been just charged, ho
rode up, and, springing from his horse, .
said : 'Let me take that a moment.' He
immediately pointed the gun at a largo
tree, and fixing his aim, said : 'Now fire.'
The shot struck in the crotch of the tree,
the branches parted and fell, and out turn-.
bled a pair 01 rebel sharpshooters who had
been picking off our men. 'Hurrah !'
said the-General, and swinginghw hatand
mounting hia horse he was out of sight in .
Gen. Rousseau has taken command
in New Orleans."'- '