Hon. John A. Logan.
This gentleman yesterday morning was the subject of a column of extracts and comment thereon, in the Journal. The gist of the whole was — "Where does John Logan stand?" The Journal made no direct charge, but covered its attack in a series of queries. This mode of decrying loyal democrats has been a favorite one with the Journal latterly. We are gratified to know that yesterday Mr. Logan, who has been here several days, furnished ample answer to the cowardly queries of the Journal. He and Col. McClernand were invited by the officers of the 7th district regiment, encamped at Camp Yates, to visit the camp and address the regiment. They did so.
Col. McClernand addressed his military audience in eloquent remarks, as to their duties as citizens and soldiers, and was responded to with vociferouos plaudits from the gallant volunteers.
Mr. Logan also spoke, and related some of his experience as a soldier in Mexico; spoke of the arduous duty for which his hearers had enlisted. He discoursed eloquently of the duty of all patriots to sustain the government in its efforts to vindicate the constitution and maintain the perpetuity of the Union. He urged, that, in a conflict between the country and its enemies within or without, no matter what may have led to the war, it was the patriot's duty to rally to the support of the flag, and he was proud to know that now, as ever, the democracy of Illinois, in point of numbers, are foremost in the fight.
Mr. Logan, in the course of his brilliant and thrilling discourse, spoke of the vile partisan assaults which had been made upon himself and his constituency, and we are assured that he furnished such a decided answer to the Journal's sneaking queries as could have left no doubt on the minds of the stabbers at his reputation as a man and as a patriot, had they heard him; and the response of his appreciating audience, thundered till the woods rang again, would have told them, further, what the men now in the field, with their muskets, think of the vile traducers of the best men in the state — men who have proven their patriotism and their willingness to shed their blood in their country's behalf.
The remarks of Mr. Logan were a full vindication of the malicious and unmanly charges brought against him, and inspired the noble fellows who heard him with a respect and admiration only equalled by their contempt, which they loudly expressed, for his defamers.
If the Journal is still in doubt as to where John Logan stands, let the editors go out to Camp Yates, and enquire of "the boys," who are holding office under Mr. Lincoln, at "$11 a month and found."