Not Certain of Success.
Henry J. Raymond, president of the recent New York republican state convention, in closing the proceedings of that body, said:
"He had come here intending to vote for Gen. Wadsworth, but from what he learned on the way, by conversation with citizens, he feared they had a harder fight before them than he had before imagined. He had deemed a different course necessary to secure success. But from the spirit seen to-day he believed and hoped his fears were unnecessary. Yet none should suppose they have an easy victory before them, and they should not allow themselves to be put on the defensive, but should push home on Seymour the charges made against him as siding the cause of the south."
Here is a full and frank admission, says the New York World, that a party which carried the state for Mr. Lincoln by upward of 50,000 majority; which has since formed affiliations outside its own organization; a party which wields the patronage of both the national and the state governments so enormously increased by the war, needs to make a herculean effort to carry this election, and can expect to succeed only by assailing the fair fame and loyalty of the opposing candidate. Now, if the danger is so great that the opposition will carry the election, it cannot be logically controverted that they form about one-half of the voting population of the state. Is it not monstrous to charge so large a part of our people with disloyalty to the government? If the charge is false (and who can doubt it to be false?) no language is severe enough to characterize the slanderous baseness which can invent and give it currency.