Yankee Politics in Memphis.
--The bogus election in Memphis
, held by order of Andy Johnson
, engendered no small amount of bitter strife between the aspirants and their friends.
One party, calling themselves the "unconditional Union men," was understood to occupy the Johnson platform, and to be unconditional submissionists.
The call for the public meeting of this party, with the names appended, has appeared in our columns.
The opposition styled themselves "Union men," and organized as supporters of the policy of Lincoln
's amnesty proclamation.
was the organ of the first-named organization, the Argus
that of the latter, which, as we learn from a Cairo dispatch, elected its ticket by a decided majority.
of the 25th ult., is filled with bitter campaign articles.
The charge is made that the leaders of the other faction are in communication with the "guerilla Richardson
with reference to the election" in the country precincts; also, that they have "organized with a view ostensibly to restore the State
, and, as preliminary thereto, violently abolish slavery, heretofore specially exempt in Tennessee
from the acts of Congress and proclamations of the President
, but really to promote to office a faction at whose head marches Andy Johnson
." They are styled a "factions, demagogically, and revengeful crew of old party hacks and political tricksters," and clearly given to understand that they are properly estimated.
We have no doubt but that similar remarks were indulged in by the other side, and, if so, are willing to vouch both are correct.
None of them represent the sentiments of the substantial men of the Bluff city
So far as we have been able to ascertain the Bulletin's
party was headed by the clique who succeeded in obtaining all the offices under the military authorities, yet they were defeated.
This was done by the influence (with Mayor Park
at the head) which has heretofore carried the municipal elections.