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HOFT R. LITTLE,- ESQPi.,
Or WTOMIMQ COCTT,' -
Jit Llcomsbure, Fnday Evening, Sept. 30, '64.
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Fcttow Crrac: - When .can jhe. wa.r
policy of Mr. Lincoln restore the seceded
Slates to the Unioiir l'Nerer' "We find,
in tbe first places on-the- -latum ?book aq,
set of confiscation, the effect of which U to
dsprive the.peopIe of ihe Southern. S ates,
without reference to the question of their
loyally or diffoyiSty to- the Union, of their
property. Every man) in the Sooth who has
been, directly or indirectly,, voluntarily or
Involuntarily, ai any lime engaseii in me
rebellion,' Is by" force of this- statute ol con
fiscation, robtied entirety of his ;ptoperIy. ' : '
r A word, now aso-MhO: right of, Congress
10 pas a sweeping uci oi conuscauon. jt(
i a familiar principle to "la wyers, and doubt' '
less.at this 'das-to mast people,, thai the
condition ofoallegiance on. the pan of tbe
people to the government ' Is protection "by
the government cf the people. - If tbe gov
eJJiroeot fail to protect ice in my allegiance,
to it), it. has no right lo demand that alle
giance.' ' If f find another governrrient inaox
gurated'iu opposition to tbe government of
the United iSiates, -a govern merit, jtejco,
Which has power over my person and-prop
erfy," which 'demand my aMeglnce,aftd
my lawful government, fails to protect me
in allegiance to it, the latter has np right to
demand suco allegiance ; and for the time
fceirijOf, far'ao fony a' time a ray legitimate
governmentails to protect m in my alle
giance lo U, I am' absolved, from, the bond.
That is art elementary principle. ' Apoly jt
" fodhe feKJIfaiT". i Wo were told, ndcor-f
rectjy told ,jn. the early' days of this war,
that there Was an ' extensive Unron senti
sneut it' th erf -South. Wo were told-, thai in
rnany .sections of the South large majoriiies.
of the uoDnlation were still . faithful ' to if.e
Union bl their fathers'.' We are not tohf wo
now',' (BdLjhere teas a government imme
diately over them which had he power to
compel their obedience To lr. "The govern
ment of the United -States, 'their legitimate
government, had no power to protect them .
That was the situation of . the Southern'
f eople'after iSe o'ganization'of trie Confed
erate gr-vefnroenb. -..The government of :ha
United Sta'es had not the power to protect
the' Union people of the South in fidelity to
"the Union. .Theynris: da one o! two ifTtegs:
they, mnst either stand Uiihol to their legit-,
imate government,, or go over to ibis oppo
"ition 'fcdvernmer.t -established in 4heir-own
-Stales ; aJid ; according lo( tbe f (uiciple to
which 1 advened a moment nnce, had they
not for the time" being,1 in view of the fail
ure onhe government of the United States
to nrnleet iham. a riiht to render a forfait.
it you please, an involuntary allegiance to
the Confederate govern merit ? At all events
they ware placed in thaf position, aod;whi!e
they were so situated the- government of
the United Slates, forgetful of its obligation
to protect the Union citizen .of-the South,
eaacta a , sweeping, s'atute ,ot .cpunscatioa
depriving, ihem of all their property. '," -
U that the way to 'bring back the people
ef ihe seceded States to" their. fi-JeTi :y to the
Union 1 .-They may well rep!j to the gov
ernment officials. ' "we were 'willing to be'
faithful Vo the government ot the United
.S ates, tor you. failed to protect , ns in alle
giance to it; wha' could we do? we were
"forced to render a Ireluctanf allegiance to
'the Confederate government; and then yoa
' passed an act which deprives us of our.
property u we come Dae. in wnai prt-
i- t r. . .
lion are me loyai people oi me oouia piac-
ed I .-, It Ihey come back to the Union, ihey
mkmm Knrtt nafrrt ai IhAV purrm fmnrfhA
world. ' Is that the way to create a loyal
entiment in the South la that the way to
tack to their, fidelity'to the' Unionl The
-federa government ay to them ."eimo
backr but .come .back .naked as jou came
into the world" t "
! Again; fellow ci!lz,n,a Repnb'ican Con.
' gresa has enacted.aranther aiam'.e a . ut-r
"v Bte which disqualifies every man of the
South who has ben engaaed, Lb-ever re-
Iuctantly in the support of tha ennfederat
government, froaa holding any ofiiee or be
ing represented in the federal government.
Kvery man who has been compelled to ren-
. tier an unwilling aupporf ..to that confederate
government is. henceforth and forever dis
qualified from holding, any-office of trust
bonor or profit under the government ol the
. United Siates. This government says to
them' ''come back: bet if yoo do, you come
back not only robbed ol your property, but
ma Kitr oa. cpfa am vascitt Q a ftlavfl4
1 yoo have ho right to be represented iu the
councils of the nation." . ' a . i :
. -Aye, and there i another statute of dis
qualification. Even "if the people ol the
'South should to-morrow give i r. their adbe
lion to .the federal government aud under.
4 take to send members to represent tl.em in
the House of Representatives and Senate of
1: the United States, where could : hey. find a
man in their midt who could go into either
body and take the required oath that he
,-;Lad never at any time been ensazed direct-
i)y or ipdirectly ir support of this rebellion?
.And it a man cannot take that oath) ha h
'"''hot competent to hold a seat there. '
' :. I advert to these things,- fellow c!tizen;
with a view (o call -your anentton to the
drift of the whole policy of the Republican
jarty 'with reference lo the Sooth, for they
,.. claim, yon know, that .their object is to re
atore the Union, that tbej are the Union par-
ty ; and yet every' measnre of their from
tbe commencement of this admini.'tration
has bepn to drive off and repel he South
from the UniOb. Do yoa be'ieve, nen, that
" they want this Union restored as it was?
ObT no. n Indeed they now acknowledge
that they do not want the Union as ii ' was
-' Nay more I believe thai all the leaders f
, the Republican party, and perhaps tbe fol
lower? too, to day admi' and 'declare that
ihey will not have the.; Union as it . wa.
' "What ! not have the Union as it was! riot
have the glorions Union that car fa'hers
mn'rta I rw via t ITa H r m iiti.fi t K tTnlrtn'
i good. enopgh for me; it is good enough I
t . - r t r . i r T . '
. lor you ; ii is gooq enougu lor mem, uniier
. that Union, the country waxed preaf 'and
prosperous. We need no better Union than
; thst which-oor fathers, made for us.
But in addition to the measures to which
I have called your attention there is the
universal emancipation proclamation. I
. cannot call it a law, thouzh it is one of Mr.
occupy your time i discus'ing. .. It is. in
1 the nature of a confiscation statute, and in
addition to that feature it' pledges th whole
power of the army and navy of the United
States, not for the restoration of the Union,
but for thepntting down of this institution
of the South.
' Beides this there is also Mr. Lincoln's
reiebra:edAmne9!y proclamation in which
"r "he says to the people of the South "if you
. chocsa to take an oath to support my eman-
:lnaiinn Ttrnrt mat inn nnrl all ftiHaf o m a n
.cipation proclamations that I may think
proper to issne and all the laws of Conaress
' in regard: to slavery, too maf come back
into the Union, and whert one-tenth of your
' rtumbef ita anj State eaaM" have'iaken this
-r ocaIied 'iron-clad' oaib, iiheyr-hali be
? !q;heJ with rjh-e po?r to govern the olhv
er nine-tenths ; then you may organize-' a
State government " And this is baid to be
.fnr the porpose ot aiuing the people of the
focih in inangorating republican covern
t.ar.ts in their several States ! We have
-nrt tanaht in time past that a republican
rnmetu was one in which the people
U. ! lalvai rtAf Ana in ! K i fi ta a r 1
wvt w-j-o via -..-v-4j x. i i
4 "Ut3t ccmpo?ed of one ter.tb,
' ' ' '
should; be set on rover th'e heads of taa neo.
'ple.bu't in hicin the people were their ovf o
ruler-. their owu ffovernors.' I
Now, fellow citizens, as men of common
pense for 1 wilto talk 'to yod as such, c '
weever, in iew of these : measures, in
view ol this pecnijar war "policy: -of the'
prrsenratimioi-trattrtn,' erxpect -the penfvf,
ottiieSouih,.to-aubmit ? . Jf they, come
back, they must not only come back robNed
oj their property, ntierly Hiked, but di
qualified at citizen-, rendered incapable of
"holding any office-tr of - being reprewetited
m the councils ol Ljie natinn,jner serfs,
with the po8siilLry,fl . teiin i.tf ad.lViir to
all Ihii ot having a favored fraction' of un
principled ecooodrel"-- wto ars rtHnM
ke any oath, no raatterwhat, net np over
their beads as ilieir rulers. " Is tnat'the ki-id
of policy which wiTTever succeed in trinsj
lug back the seceded Siate to the Union?
Can it succeed ?" Eery man of common
sense who. is not so utterly blinded and
maddened by;, parii2 o, prejudice as. to be
Unable lo ee the truth, mom admit rat it
i simply rmpossiBle' to bring ttieni back by
any such po.i-icy.v . ! -
Then, fellow citizens. ..bow long mut we
of the juorih submit to a war jo!icyot ihi
sort ? Where, and what is tb-f en.l to be ?
Do you believe 'that the peopfe'dl tne norh
are prepared id accept a 'I'resitnt clioxen
by bogus electors from General lUnk' ov
ertJiTietit jo, Louisiana I. , I-name -ha; a a
sample of the rel of the.tojjus Sta-e Ju!
look at that " KOveriim.it lor a moment
What is it 1 One year aro we ha l po-?e-sif.r
ol a.larze section ot the M'ale of Lonii
aria, along., tbe , Misiiippi (rm New Or
leans up not perhaps a larj,e section a
compared with the whole Su e ; but a con-"
stderable porion of ihji State- was in the
potB!i6n , and nnder .- the control ol Ihe
Ftfderali afms.; . . To-day. we have, poeM ti
Of.lhe city of Kew Orleans and of a lw
parishes adj-inTriii ami advii tbe bor.iert of
tne river lor a ih'irl distance above the city;
and that ' is- alt of Louiia'ia we- have got.
I that small, lriflin neci )nn i Lmi-inn to
lurnih a State overmaet:!. to ctioosn Pie.
idntinl electors to take p.trt m tlie s?:ec.iTi
ot a President for vou and lor m and tor
the people of the 'United Sta'es? -Wiii the
pctple dubmit tq. it? . FtuKiv citizen, a
year ago at Chicago, on an occa-ion l a
lit:I reian of terror they h;ippe;ied to have'
th'br'e, Mr.' Senator Trumbull ail, "the
chalice that we Republican are presenting
to-the Jips.of the , Ueiiiocrats to-uav, ihey
mar present to our to moroir. ". t hat wa
th.j language 'ol ' Ihe ' Republican Senator1)
TV. n kul I U . . 1... l: .-1- . .
Trombuil, who siod tremMinsr in fii boots
when - her made ihe,' remark. ' In timaa like
thi'se, , revolutions . in public . opinion are
sometimes, frequent and violent. . There i
a limit somewhere io the people's forbear
ance ; a"d the lime may come aye, fellow
citizens, I -ee lha . lime coming when we
may be pecmitied to present the i-anae chal
ice to thetr hps tha.; they have Cecn hold
ing lo our lor three ) ears past. ' C it I rra
we shall hot do it in ihe '-ain way no, ty
the cmploymeni of the gas not byinkinj
d(wn the.iu6ea Corpux not by the terrors
ot. arrest without warrant, impriao lmsnji
without crime, and political and ioeial pro-'
scription foV opinion's sake hot by fr
roctrdm them with base -pies a id malm
nnot intormerj not by stationing to lie.- of
armed mei in peaceinl conimiiuitie-i, and
h",ld'ng before the frightened imaginaii'in. of
the people ghanlFy picture of d iflt Bi-tiie-; j
not oy se:iin-op over Itieir ne.i is an arhi
trary and irresponsible defpa i.m. , No !
No L I see the time at hand when we my
heap coals of fire'np-n tlietr head- by re
turning good to them for their matitinant
evil to o",.-tbus leaching thern a le--oa
that will t.e useful to them whn tie conn
try aball 'again be prosperous an 1 happy.
' ; HON. PAUL LEIDY,
OF MONTPCR rorsTy,
AT BLOOMS BURG, FRIDAY EVENING
SEPT. 30. 1&64.
. Reported ly D F Murphy
Fellow CiTrzeN- : " Union-savprs"' !
,c Union savers "! Democrats, look arout? I
yoo amonglhts crowd and as you point lo
a Republican bere, and:thrre, a:tu lUere,
recollect ihat ten years ajjo, eiht years 'aa,
four years aoj ihat Republic n was scorn
fully pointing his finder at you and d-nou',-cina
you as"a " Union-taverr.! And wny
was this epithet so scornfully applied to all
Democrats who dared to advocate the prin
ciples of the Democratic pirty ? They ad
vocated the'principles ot ihni party as foun
ded aud based upon the Coniiintioii of the
United States, the bond of ihi- Union ; and
it was for this reason and this alone tiat we
were then pointed at and hi.it down as
UiitOM-savers". When we talked io them
about the danger of producing a diruotiou
hot the "Union 6y the adop'ion of the doc
trines wnicn Ihey advocated, they paid io
us, the South cannot be kicked out of tbe
Union; let Ihem eo off, what do we want with
the South'? This was ihe language ot Re
publicanism in its ear!iet days.
To-r.iiht the same it.dividnala, withon! a j
par.ticle ol-change of principle, or honesty, I
are pointing at us as ' L.opj err;ea Is," "n,.
unionists,7' "Sympathizers with Scesio'i "
'Traitors to our Country". And why? Be
cause we stand her . now advoca-ina the
same principles, which, we a ivocaied len,
etht, six, lour years ao, the principle of
the Constitution of the United State which
is the bond of the Uion. ihe onlv t"!ii
that holds together !he-e S'ate and forms
us a iation. a-k t!iem to point to a single
principle of the Democra tc partj to-day
that was not advocated ty us when we
were stigmatized as Unioii-savers". L-i
them point to a single characeri-i:e of our
party which has been changed in thai tim.
Wby men are we now stiitmatized as 'Cop
perheads" and '-traiiois'' and "dHunioriMt"
and "sy mpaihizers with eecension" and re
bellion"? We sympathize with ret.eihon !
we who. during our whole lives and our
forefathers before vs. a Democra's hive
ever advocated a strict and riid adherence
to tbe'Constitntion of the United S-ates-m
all its parts, in all its principle. We dis
union's !. we who have denounced eectio i
alism of every character aud in every form,
sec:ionalim of ihe North and ecwona
isro cf the South we' who have proclaim
ed that Abolition aid .Secession were twin
brothers we who have fought-them both
from Ihe days of Jackson down ',o this lime,
we disunionists ! Where i the man wno
in day light dare ufer such a charge against
hU fellow citizen whom he has known dnr
ir.g this whole DerioJ and whom he has
denounced for tee very things? If such
a mm does not blush, it is because he has
no shame.., , . . . ,
Fillow citizens why are we . met here
:o-niaht ? We bare not met here to enconr
age rebellion ; we have not met here to al
vocate secession , we have not met here
to'dj anything against the interest of this
Uninu. No man entertains such a suspi
cion ;and the man wboot ers such acharge
does not believe it and know that lie otters
falsehood wh"r he says it. We have met
here to-night for the pnrpoe of renewing
our vpwa of fidelt y to the Constitution and
ihe Uniorj Ihat CorVMitution. y hich shedt.
its protecting power over every State in thi?
Unitin and tjnder whwh every mm in every'
Stale claims his rights as a- citizen of the
Uniled States. -,
I amnot soing to abuse Jeff. Davis. X
need not cccopy vonr time arnl waste aiv
O sr n K ri K i r nhnain i
vit:,aui in ai;usjw (U4( lUSIJ WIlO 19 bO
wad abused by Republicans. ' Whenever
'-Tr--: , p,,,;,, -n ji,.M
UeifeJ States for ihei Peidencv or anv
Otber'office, 1 slll pppi)te bim and 1 shall
Ihen jabnse him( ad i !ia'i do it ott the
voryame princip'e ad for tlia Vexysame
rea.scjn that I opft- the e'ectid;i of Abjj
hamiLincoln : iDeqau. Jeff-'rion Divi i
a seCeio;iit a'fd dismiioiiisl. and Abraham
l.iaeok) is an ad VtuaraL tbe' , ducuitta .of
ion a.nd a dimiiontt i'n irctic.
i nat i tiii rertHonwtiy i opp-i!e turn a'Mi
why yon have met her to-night to oppue
hun. It i becau.-e we do not believe this
KOvernflMul la-Mtfe- in his hau l, becauce
we do, qctbeiief e it, can be condncteJ and
aifiiilmiiereit ' accor .tin I i' th
which r.e b" promulgated ar.d pra?ii!ed i
u.rwig-ihe lastt iuur-year. lurie in not a
Hinyie actaof Abraha'ii Lincoln that, it yon
trace, it to 'its 'jegi iriiSle' coiteqiieiice(, U
calculated to' promote' the nirei ot lb in
Union,.-f dely any Republican who hears '
... - i- i . . r i - . ...
ma iu tuuie ucic un I'M" muiki ami poini 4
one ol the characleriniic measnres of-hi
aclnnni.iri.i ion that. trace J to itt fiiaf results
a d fi. ali it-sties, . is calculated ..to promote
the iniereis of this country. . ,
. were told four years ao that a change
wa wantett. Well, we have had a change:
the eiiiee! ot if-are all about us and
around un ; and now, thank God, the dem
onstrations . ot the p;op'e show that they
have had enough of tt.al ' kind of change,
and that now they w"ant another changn and
are determined io liUve ii ; and nothing but
ihe military po-.vr .under the control and
direction ot ; Abraham Lincoln can prevent
ihe people' of llie?e United Siate tnxn iiav
1115 a cbaiiie on the",8fh day ol November
next. I'j'ey wid jjric!alm their will then ;
and tfie moral power of tht adjudicalioti ot
lite pto,Ie an ; tie i a:iti(iiii;ced : will ol it-elt
wort a change even telore i!ie 4i h ot March
Tney ho it in every po-itle way in
which a p'.!e ran dernotiit'tritte ;fieir de
termination t i;t 0iiwn in the vocitrotis
enir.nsia-m with which the name of Gener
al George B. M,cGielian ns the nominee of
t?ie leiiiocratic party was received all over
this land. ' f pjdan-e. j When, siure th-
choice ft tti tir-i President of the United
State, watlie announcement of & Pr-?f i
deutial nomination w;eived with such en
ihiit'uMtic demons'irationsby the people,
way fie, rec-nt nomination of Georije. B
McClt-ilan ? Never. Anil wis there' no
meatvi in this ? Was tttere no reason for
such an extraordinary demonstration ?
Was it but a -school-boy ; boifterousness got
up for vheocca-ion ? . No, fellow citizens
it 'vas tbe outpouring of tbe lee'ins Iohj
neat up of an t't.nre"--ed, ot an indlsinant
. - r . . '
people. I hoe te-ligt tmrsi lor;h Oecaad
tr' locked to George B McCieban a the
promired r'elnerer from ihe thraldom o'
tttis wicked, this imt ecile admiuisiratinn as
coiidiict!d by the miserable mai who occu
pies tbe Pre-idenii-il chair It was this sen
timent ' which n he red forth from the heart
of heart- of the American people in the
detnoriHtraiion to .winch I aliude. You
ree it every where. You see it , here tonight.-
Yonsee it in the preence of this
crowd ' Yoti see it in the presence here of
so many ladie-.
And is there no reason for tbis manifest
ation of feeling ? 1 :-H-you there is a rea
son uch as never before exi-ted in your
Jay .and mire, uch.?i never before existed
mice our, fathers formed this fovernmehi
for them and for us ' Atid what is 'ha'
reason It i because to-ni-ih t. ', instead ot
staudina there as !ree men. instead of fit
ling t!er- as free women, our Kovcrnmeut
f'a i' liand rf power ipm the shou'der rl
every one ot us. Are w e treemerf ? D.
we not Mand here tont2tit cp'-ccion- that
before lo' morrow ruort.iiiig.tfie power ol ih-r
uvernmetu maj- be exercied in o ir ca.-e
and we t ecotne the victim of that j-o er ?
Can any ol u to-nijln say tha the marrow's
d.i.vn will tmi Kli-over to us arnund our hou
ses an armed soldiery leady tbe moment we
emerge . from the dr.r to !irret us aid carry
u to a government baMiIe, th-re to be trea!-'
ed a a felon, there to remain during ihe will
of th-1 lireidefit and hi satrap? Is not this
the lact 1 Do. yon not til See it a-il know
it ? If tr.i is so i it not a reoti and a
sufficient reason why e ery mai who wa
bom a freeman ar.d who ha a rtuht to be
a freeman sbou'd feel notraaed and irdii
nant and should give -vent to his feelings
and demonstrate hi-.determination in 6iich
a way ilia! it cannot be mi-tir.derstoo I by
Abraham Lincoln or by any of hi support
' Fel'ow citizens, as yo.i value ihat free
djm which was your birth right, whicti
you leel now that you are in part robbed o',
which you are in danger every hour of be
ing deprived of by jonr own povernment
yon are called upon to night lo determine
anew that just as scon as the Constitutioi
and laws of your country will permit you,
by your own right arms, by the omnipotent
power of the ba lot-box, you will work a
revolution, not in your government buw
among tlie administrators of that govern
ment, that by the silent ut potent influ
ence ot ihe ballot yoa will remove thit
nonde-cript who now rails himself -lthe
governne-U,: from the Presidential ctair and
place in it General George B. McClellan.
' (Great applau-e ) B it be'ore'rou are call
ed upon to exercie your p:iwer and your
mt-bt at the billot bsx ii the r? oival of
Abraham Lir.ro'n. you are lo have anot'uer
election bar.i'y' le imporiant in itself and
very impr'ant in its result upon that
ivntcfi i- to f'!l nv. O i the second Tue
d iy of October you will be called upon lo
tr. te f or one ol two men to represent this
di-irict in tie next Congress of the United
S a'es.- If Get. McClellan be elected Pre
idem, that Congress will eiiher co-operate
with him or will th a art ail his endeavors
for ihe salvation of your country . It is im
portant, therefore, highly important, that
the member cf Conre-s who.-n we send
from it.i Ditrict s-hall be one who holds
the same principle and who has in view
the same end with General McClellan and
'lie Democratic party, namely, the restora
tion ol tiie.Uuioi of these S.ates to peace
and lo prosperity, ,i -
The candidates before yoo for your suf
frages for Congress are Victor E. Piol.et. of
Bradford couaty a the Democratic nomi
ne", and Judge Ulysses Mercur, I believe
his name i Uveitis Mercur, 1 think they
said hi mother used to call him, (laugh
ter) of the same rouaty a ihe Republican
candidate. Col. Piotlet is -known to most
of yoa by reputation It is not necessary
that I should say anything to you repect
ing his character. You know that tor thirty
years at least Col. Pioliel has stood in Brad
lord county as the monument of the Democ
racy ot that county. He has bared his
bosom lo the storm he has received the
arrows of the Opposition, under whatever
tame they have been called and by whom
soever they have been directed. Jude
Wilmot as the leader of the Abolition party
oi ibat county for years has arrayed hitn-ed
against Col. Pioliel with all the power of
bis mind and hs body and hi party, but
Col Piollet has Mood firm as a Democrat
be planted himself io early years upon the
Constitution as . received and . expounded
and practised by tbe Democratic Fathers
and by' tbe Democratic party-dnriri the
whole co ur-e ot oor coouiry' hUlory a-ul
be has remained firm a id immovable upvi
thaurock.' Never lor one instant even in"
the darkest hour in that county or in the
country has Cof. Piollet quailed before -the
enemy. Whatever they may charge him
wita,; whatever they may say aaiu-t turn,
there is no one who lias the hardihood to
come up and say thai he is not a botd,
daring, honest,' outspoken roan, one who
first determines what is right, and having
settled that question io his own mind, dare
wbsreyer bis judgment dictates shoold
be dobe to accomplish ,ihe right We.w'ahlv
r;fich a man in foiigrenowf; WeJ?. McClellao'as tb-i next President of the
iUvnj!iich men in tbe next L0tijrer
to Mistain - Gcorcr B McCs.icLan w'hn he-j
sh.dl have taken upon hiniselt;the execrttive.j
powers of th'is govf nni-itt ; we Shalt; want j
ihai c!as of men to uphold bi handi as
Aaron ar.d Hur did Ihe handj of Miey'!
All I know ol Judse Merciir i that h-i is ,'
Jtudjie ntTtie Cort of Brallord counly and j
IipuTdican candidate for Conre. :li is- j
sutfictent for me to know tha: as the Rerun. :
ti(-3n-- faml i.Sntt I nr I .nni iitSR In rpnrppnl ;
this District, he is necessarily the enibodi ( pnMerity as it was handed down to us by
nen,lbe person ifica: ion of "the principles j our lathers, unimpaired and iw flag untar
6f tfit party and I know ihat llioe pnnci- i ntVt.ed. (.Great applause. . , .
pie are not innre which are calculated to
preserve and prouiote the intereMs of this
community"," jour -"in!ere(.ta! in.liviiluaU,
your bu-itie interests or tour interests a
citizen- -f the State of Pnnsylvaiiia or of
... . . . ..
; ine United s'aie-i
. . . .,. i i'n. u'ii r nic liiiv uiif r Ai'iiff u Hill I
,Co Pio et is an ancu niri't, an miel i- . , ,-. . , .'
Irorn del:ern2 a regular speech, said : -cent
man, one who understands Ins own . , i , '. , ' .
r - ' lei- . ' rame here becau-e I bad prnnned to
interests, one who by Ins association, by . , ,.... i , , . '
. .. , . .. , u , t- , s come and tec:iue I denred bv appearms
his habits of thought, ami t-y In ptirntr ! - ,K .
-.. i r- - r i .v . . , i a.riona ou. it by rm tnnu more, io show
in life is-taeiiiirtd with, the ureal nia M ,, , I . ' ..' ,
1 rtibl I hcarulv concur in the ntiri nt mnr
me community tint v i Ii a privileged or
exclusive ca. not w ii. tue pro!'ei m or
occupation.' but a'tn-i wfi'k-e lutere-tM are
jdeh lhed with Hie t!fai ruling iutere-t 0:
the whole ct. mntiiiv. It is imoit!e
for the oilier t-atidid.tt to he so identified
WiiV j ottr in;ert Tlie po-itiori he now
occupie-, (tie po-itioii he lia occupied alt
hi li:e time preveit- it.
Which will yon choose? Will you
vote lor.tbe ;na:i who represents the prin
ciple that have, always' been advocated by
the Demotratie party, or will vou t-ast your
vo e l"r the pro'ege of David Wilmot to be
jour Representative in the next COnaress ot
the United Sate? Il you wih your
District lt be represented in that Congress
ty one who can fee noihinc before him but
' the inevitable nearo," who can regard tb'e
interet of no being tin'ess tlial tei"g be
black, then vote for Judge Mercur; for
without knowing a iythinj about him per
so iafly, i can a-mre you thai no man would
have received ibe ro'iutenance and support
ol Judge Wilmot nnles oe were one vrho
could look jot as Judge Wilmot look and
roold see nothing telfe bim but the negro,
ihe interest ot the negro, aud the eman
cipation ol the neiiro as the whole ot j -ct
for. hich ihi . government w as ' organized
ami for whicti it mui now be admitn-tered.
It i not i!ece-.rv for me, fellow citizen,
t nrue vou to vuie lor Gkokgs B .MiClei.
A I -a if oetore,. Hie people eerj--w
tiere are inan i!e-Mn a determiriatioii to
do ?0. B:Jt till- I will ay 10 )OK be. Hot
cottent Willi that determination; be not sat
isfied that you. have made up your own
mind to do your-ell what you believe, i
right ; bui set yourself to work at once ; from
this hour forth nniil lh closing ot ihe polls
at the ides ot November never for o-.e mo
men! relax your effort to trii.g odierf with
you; talk lo ihot who differ with yoa ;
show them the necessity (not te 'military
necessity"' but ihe inevitable necessity.) il
they wo:;Id pave the Union from utter de
struction, of voting wilh you to place GtN.
Georob B. McClelun in ihe Presidential
chair. Gi to your neighbor; appeal to him
appeal to his sense of justice and ol right:
turn bis attention to Ihe acts of ihe Adnnn
istra'.i in, in its violations of the Con-iitiit ion
ol the United States, lo llie wrong it has
perpetrated on your fellow citizsns your
le.'tow citiZTis here in your own county. .
your tellow cn;zen iti other countie your j
fellow cmzeiis in other Sirties, to t e pa-
per- wliicn it ha- nppreed in vioia'inn of
l.'ie Cofi-iitinnn ; point ihem to Ibe ed.tor
whom i: has incarcerated in i's t.a-tiie-tiiii't!
and again, never dri-ig o iimIh a
cbarge a jain.-t them, . nevet daring to bring
Ihem lo trial, t'Ut keepi-i them t-- ere dur
ing its plea-'ire and until th litlie bell of
Seward would order iheir relea-e Piint
them to tbe-e tf mgs ; appeal to l!iiii, a
iny love their own liberty, as they revere
ihe Constitution,' a itiey regard tlie inter
ests ol po-ierny, as they would ive thtr
uatio'i a iro.ul name belore ttie world a it
once had appeal Id them to paure a d
con-nler. Dj not so io itiem with abuu.
Abuse never convinced any man. if it
were possiole for abuse' to convince any
man or any set of men, the aou-e which
J fl Davis has received at the hand ol
Republican orators aud editor would have
convinced him long ao that he wa wrong
a:id he would have repented in sack cloth
and ashes and have knelt down at tbe feet
ol Abraham Lincoln. (Ltug'tier.) B'it, as
I t-ay, ato.e w ill nol convince me i. Mei.
and especially free men, were no' ma le io
t e dealt with in thai wtty h i i o be con
vinced by that kind of in.-tru mentality Gj
lo them as brethren, appeal to them a.
brethren, a men who wan: lo il t right an I
who will d. riubi it 'hey can but look at
things Irom the proper stand-poii I. I'rv to
net lhrn Irnm under the corrupt and tale
lul it iiui,ce of Abolitionism wtncii i to
day and nas been lor the last four year
rushing the con-iiry to destruction as f-t as
it roii'd. Get t hern ret of Ihi whirlpool
ami piace them where tbey can piiiya and
reflei l free lrom pisior a-ul 1'ieu appeal
lo Uiem t.y all that freemen hold dear aud
sacred, app-al to them ty tetr love for
ite r wives, their diivgh'ers. their m-'thers,
to stop and think if this tide of woe and
desolation cannot be arrested Ak them if
for the sake of ihe emancipation of ihe
negro slaves ihat are yet remaining the
property of their masters in the South, con
ferring on thwm I was aoitig to say a doubt
ful blessing, but r.o, inflicting on them a
positive curse by giving them unregulated
Jrei-dorn, the free men of the North are
willing to hazatd the liberties of the mil
lions ot whne m-Mi and women, free born
American citizens, not of African descent.
Ask tliem this, a id ry this means yon will
induce many to go with yoa to the pIU on
the election day in November and ttiere
side by tide help to accomplish that result
to which a'one we now look for the salva
tion 'of the Unioi. .
Eellow citizens, in this place and in every
place throughout ibe length and breadth of
the la d "here i in a certain portion of the
Republican mind a ' revolution -:oing on.
It is silent, but ii is powerful. There is an
upheaving ol all the political e'emen's tiat
have Oeen hidden in iho-e booms lor ibe
last four Tears. Honel. ; thinking, reflect
ing, intelligent Republican are tieginnuiL'
to hesitate. They are beginning to ask
themselves the question, " must ihis stale
of ihinys go on ? is it possible that there is
no arm omnipotent enough :o arrest the
progress ol this dertruction that is wasting
our country and desiroyiuc our people ? if
not where shall we end? how long can
Abraham Lincoln carry on ihis government
according to his line of policy belore we
shiHl reach ihe point of anarchy or absolute
ddspoiism ?:' am net speaking ihe im
aginings of my own bean when I tell you
that thi niirht here and el-ewhere and
every where honest, sober minded, think
ing Republicans are agitating quesious
like these in their own hearts; and iu
many instances these internal aerations
have worked such a revolution in their po
lilical rpii-ioii that they hav,t determined
and have decla ed their determination, not
again to voe for Afraham 1 Lincoln, and
triey pra'y God to forgive ihem for having
done so lour years an. , . ,
The signs of Ihe :mi are encouraging
Tbre is not a single aspect of the comesi
now belore the people even from a period
anterior lo our nomination which is not
encouraging to theriends ot lhe Union, to
the patriots of , the land. Long before ihe
nominating Convention bad announce J the
name of the nominee, the people, the fov-
ereisrns of this Urd,,'had proclaimed Georze
United Statea. (Great applausei)
I of I1
iow make that proclamation good. Let o
on the dy of election march forward in
solul phaianx to the polls and lhe:re deposit
our balloin each man for hi .use If. and let
each inn ee that every other Democrat,
every oiher lover" ob the" Union i""at Ihe
po!U In ti-i.e and that he there deposits his
bailoi. Then bv Ihe united uower of a
free "peopfe let ns restore this .Union to '
uri.,i it u-.,a un,l lai K.,,1 it .(,-.. n in f
RCM1I5KS CF NR. lilCKALKTT,
AT.THE MEETING AT ORANGEVILLE,
September 30, lt6i. .
-M. Cn.l..,l,.. i.: .. . . i - ir
i meeti.ig. I should be happy on t.ome oth-
er occasion to review my labor of former
year in d irji-dj the people of this coun
j ty upon political subjci : For the course of
I year the experiei.ee of this country bitter
j as il has been ha deepened and s rength-
ened io my brea-t iho-e fione-t convictions
which in former years I endeavored to con
vey to yon. And ihe snbstar.ee ol ihem all
is contained in this doctrine; that for a free,
republican government in these United
States, a party based upon the docirinp of
Mr. Jeflers'n arid followicg bis teachings,
is necessary ; and that when those doctrines
and teachings are departed from, disunion
and war and debt and taxation and suffer
ing in varied and intolerable forms, leading
if not immediately yet ultimately lo a des
potic ainl detestable tyranny over the peo
ple; are inevitable The man who doubts
this great troth a truth illustrated by onr
prosperity when those doctrines were fol
lowed and proved by our adversity when
ihey were departed from would, to use
the language of Scripture, remain uncon
vinced ' though one rose. Irom the dead!7'
U'M. 11. JACOB Y, EDITOR.
B301ISBCRG, WED.ESDAT, OCT. $lu, lSfil.
S. M. Pkttkngii.l & Co., 37 Park Row,
New York, ate duly authorized to solicit and
receive snbscri plions ar.d advertising for ihe
Star of the fcorth, published at Bloomsburg,
Columbia county, IVnn'a.
Msthkr & Co.. 335 Broadway. New York,
are authorized to receive snbscri ptions and
advertising for the Slur rj Ike North.
GEORGE B. M'CLELLAN,
OF Kt.W JKHSK.V.
GEORGE II. PENDLETON,
COL. VICTOR E; PIOLLET,
OF ChAl KOKP.
IVILLIAJbOX II. JAtOBT,
OF B LOOM- 11C HO,
S.UICEL S.Yl)i:i:, oMimin.
ALLC. cf Ihatcr.
DAMLL JiMDCn, of Scott.
ft DEMOCRATIC MEETINGS
'iTfKj;A wiil be held a! the following
r -'V2J p'aees between thi
-aajjrb m tiri elect io ii , i n Col u i
mbta co., i
and addresi-ed by the gentlemen named, lo
Jit teuton. Thursday Jlfttrnoon. Oct.
6A. OS. C. R. BL CKALEIV.
Jit Mtjjlmvilir. ''' Uct'
btr tth. . 1 TTL 11 V TJi TJ.
s, , . . . i . . I sress. to vote lor all cf Lincoln's emancipa
it Jerscutoirn. aturilay l.ienii, Oct. . . . . . , . y
8'h COL. JOA C. FREEZE. l,on' sa,'" conscr,p..on, and m.scegena-
JJt I'erwick, Aionlnif JlCternn-n. Oclo
btr 10i. I-'KUKZH &, LiTTLK.
K. H. LITTLE, Ctiairman.
Ocioter 5, 1864.
Ccmocratic 2fflins at 0ranmllc.
Oil Friday Iat the first Democratic meet-
nig of the carnpatati in this county was held
at Orangeville. The weather was not ihe
most favorable, but there was a good turn-
out of the Democracy from nearly ad parts
r .i i i t. i
o me uj'jier cuu ui our cvuni). ji it'uc.i
old fashioned like to see four and six hor.-e
teams come in, loaded with the stalwart
Democracy, hickory irees, flags, and ban
ners, ar.d with martial music playing. The
town seemed to be well filled with people,
who had been gathering in during the en
tire fore part ol ihe day. The meeting was
organized in a grove near lown, about two
o'clock in the afternoon, by appointing
Hon. Jacob Evans, of Greetiwood, Presi
dent, assisted by some dozen or more Vice
I'resident3: and a couple of Secretaries.
Speeches were delivered by the following
gen: le.-nea : Hon. Robert R. Little, of Wy
oming, Hon. Paul Leidv, of Dinville, and
Thomas Chaifant, esq., of the Danville Li
teU$enter. The Hon. Charles 11. Bccka
Lew being present was called on, but on
excising himself from making a regular
speech, offered a few remarks which were
well received. The meeting adjourned by
voting thanks to the speakers, and giving
three hearty cheers lot . McClellan and
Good Appointments. We learn that
among the Commissioners appointed by
Gov.Curtin, under the ac: of Assembly al
lowing the soldiers to vote, is our young
and patriotic Iriead, Col. Wicllincton II
Est, of this county. His duly is to visit
the Army of the Potomac, carry out the in
strnctions of ihe act of Assembly, which is
plain as to what is required of the commis
sioners. Want of space forbids us men
tioning any more cl the appointments.
The present conduct of the Executive is an
assurance that be at leas' is desirous of pro
tecting the rights of ihe citizen. So far as
we .know the commissioners appointed
are Democratic old soldiers. -
' '-The Speeches published in today's Star
have crowded out our v,suaJ variety of tdi
torial and selected matter.
' The great Abolition Mass Meeting an-
nounced by flaming hand-bills and through
the JicvuWcan, to be held at this place ott
Thursday last, turned out a, perfect fizzle I
The meeting tons not held- for want of an
audience. The fiilhul of this" place hid
made every preparation necesary to
ceive a large gathering of people from the
surrounding country. They represented that
they had sufficient reason to be'ieve there
would be a lremendo;us oot-ponring of the
people thronghout ihe 'counly, and especi
ally from that part where Mr. Lincoln's
"army'' has been holding tamp meetings for
the last month or more ; but we think every
hones, man in town will bea' us out in say
ing, that there was not over two dozen people
Irom the country, who had come to. attend,
ihe great Aboli'inn show 1
The poor fellows kept holed during the
after-part of the day, when they were fully
satisfied that the mast had nor would nof
arrive, and those who did venture to remain
out, went round like a strange yearling pop,
feeling guilty of having stolen something
for which his master might inflict opon
him a severe punishment.
The speaking material present was in
abundance, but may not be considered of
the first quality. There was a frio of im
ported orators holding themselves in readi
ness the whole day. patiently awating the
arrival of-thoe large delegation from the
"upper end of the counly," where those
conversions, " so much talked of by th'e
Abolitionists, should have been made, that
they migh. have an opportnnity to deal out
some advice to the "new converts" in the
shape of Abolition exhortation. ' 3at how
disappointed! The day passed without a
meeting, which tells hard against Abolition
ism in this county.
Night came on, the ''gong" was brought I
out, held in some Union Leagu-r'e hand,
and thumped until we shoold have thought
all creation were aronsed, for the purpose
of getting the populace of the town together
at their place of holding meetings, in Mar
ket street.- After considerable noise, some
thing over a corporal's gnard came together,
composed of men, women, girls and imper
tinent boys. The mee'ing being organized.
Col Albright, of Carbon, was brought for
ward. He occupied the . attention of his
hearers some fifteen or twenty minutes, but
said nothing to his own credit as a man of
veracity, nor told ihem any.thing of impor
tance. He is a Colonel in the pay of Lincoln.
Next Mr. rain stepped in, took possession
of the enlire proceedings, and stormed away
until nearly all the audience left for protec
tion from the rain. The storm having final
ly abated, the slim and drenched andience
once more relumed and resumed . their
places in front of the speaker's stand.
At this stage cf the proceedings, Ulysses
Mercnr, the Abolition Candida e for Con
gress, in his dis rict, was Introduced. He
produced some very lame and weak argu
ment to show wby Mr. Lincoln should te
re-elected, and that it was very necessary
to have a Congress to sustain him. This
was one s'one for Lincoln and two lor him
self. He thought Lincoln had not had a
fair trial, and that the people should not
become disheartened, although the war had
lasted nearly four years, the Federal arms
had accomplished much, and was now in a
lair way of crcshing the rebellion ; but the
people "couldn't see it" as he would they
should. They have heard enough, of soch
balderdash, all to no purpose. I his kind
I OI ar2orneni. migtit snu a Bradlord county
j Abolition crowd, but it will not set well on
j the stomachs of the Colombia county peo-
pie. " Useless" Mercur, as his mother ned
j to ca'l him, is a Bradlord Counly Judge and
political protege of Dave Wilmot. He is
I ,he man 10 " Con-
irusis me Kind ol support he
means to give Lincoln, when he said it was
necessary io have a Congress that would
sustain the President. This is the aid Lin
coln desires for bis assistance, in conduct
ing the war for the purpose he has declared
'it shall be carried on the "abandonment
avery." Now Lincoln's purpose of the
I war is lo abolish slaverv. while Davis' oh-
j . c (o Iab,ish a Southern Confederacy
) (of himse,f &nd :, Lir,coin cannot efftfCl hi.
, . cl of & d;g.olutio . wha, h
South demand. And this Judge Mercur
candidate for Congress, proposes to assist
Lincoln in this scheme, which will most
undoubtedly destroy the Union. Lincoln
& Co. are the original disunionists tbey
were the first men to advocate secession in
and out of Congress, and to-day are doing
all in their power to bring about their long
avowed and determined object, the absolute
abolishment of ihe institution of slavery.
With a few remarks from some other gen
lleman, the gr?nd fizzle ended, without giv
ing three cheers for Mr. Lincoln or any of
his political generals. Shoddy is under par
in this counly! The Democracy will do well
in this county on the Congressional ques
tion. The Abolitionists Hort. The Demo
cratic meeting held at this place on Friday
evening last, caused the Abolitionists to
flutter about for tbe last two or three days
most terribly. There were several of these
Loyal Leaguers present, who heard more
stubborn fids in the short space ol time ihey
remained, than they ever before heard,
probabiy, in their lives. Some of the cler
gy, who, as a general thing, are most
prominent in oj ganizirg Leagues, were in
the outer skirts of the andience. They, too,
wished to know what Lincoln had done and
tchnt he had not done I They heard. Pee
John alias Thomas Dokn was not observed
in the crowd, but rumor has it, that, te was
seen close by, in the barber ifutp being Jan
ncJby the proprietor of the establishment!
It can't be possible that the presence of so
large a meeting, so ably addressed, caused
Mr. Dunn to faint. Rumor also has it, that
he went into said shop for the purpose of
giving Mr. B some consolation, who is
an ardent member of Mr. Dunn's party,
and an American citizen of African descent.
The lightning struck them hard, for tbey
were seen tumbling and beard squealing in !
all directions ! '
TO WHOM IT MAT CONCBR.
Whereas, my name was annoanced io
the Republican paper, of Bloomsburg, last
week, as a volunteer candidate for the
legislature, I take this occasion to say.
that. I am not a candidate for that
offien: nor e.onld T sonant to rHinrMnitu
re-ahe noble Democratic party of Columbia
or the State, as I firmly believe that op n
the election of the State and National
Tickets McClellan & Pendleton depend
tbe political salvation of oar beloved coun
try. . DANIEL SNYDER.
Espy, Sep't 27, 1864.
"Sour Grapes' for "Thoma$ Dunn,"
The Editor of the Renublican. famill..
f V T
ary known as tbe u Smut Machine,' zl-.
tempted last week, to seduce and Jestroy
oar estimable friend and fellow-cititen.'
Mr. Dasiel Skyder, by announcing bi
name as a volunteer candidate for tbe Legi
islature. Mr. Siyder is a Deiboeratj , aa
bpnest man, and an uncompromising sap
porter of Gen. McCitiixit for the Pres
idency, and i tbe last man to aid tha
curiae of Treason and&ucunim by affilia
ting with the cohorti of Black Republi
canism. , Let Mr. Dunn and the other
enemies of our common liberties loyal
preachers, thieves and vagabonds, setk
elsewhere a victim for political sacrifice,
as tbey have done heretofore, and abln
don tbe hope of prostituting the honored;
name of Daniel Ssyder. Col. Demo
crat. ; " " : : f.
Demoeralle Metling la Bloomiunrj.
The Democracy ot Bloomsburj held a
meeting at the Conrt House on Friday
evening las, which wa largely attended,'
considering that it was n evening meeting.'
The orgaization was effected by the sp-'
pointment of the following officers, viz:' -
President ELI AS DKITER1CK, ESQ. -
Vive Presidents Col. Lvi L. Tate. Jas.
Freeze, Hnah D. McBride, Levi Coi. Joho
Sr ipmsn, Jrnb Ever. John Kr-sl-ir,'J,jha
C Robbins, Dr. H. W. McReynolds J
Secre!aries--W. H. Jacoby, David Low
enberg, Wm H. Shoemaker.
The meeting being fully organized tD
following gentlemen.made speeches: Hon,
Robert R Little, of 'Wyoming, Hon. Paul
Leidy, of Danvill-, Hon. C. R. Buckilew,
and Thomas C ha'fant, Esq., of the DanctHa
Intelligencer. The addresses of Messrs. Littlsi
and Li ly will appear in the columns of to
day's Stsr The speeches were received
with a good deal of enthusiasm. "All pa
ed off pleasantly ; the meeting adjourning
at a late hoir with three cheers for oar
Presidential candidates, McClellan arl
Pendleinn , and three cheers for the gei
tlemen who delivered addresses.
Democratic Meitiso The 6rt.Dm
cratic meeting of the) campaign in this
county ws he'd in Orangeville on F'idaf
lat The attendance was large; delega
tions from nearly all par!s of the upper enJy
of the county were present. Many of thar
Opposition were there, who went away f.
vorat ly impreed with the speeches, and
thinkinz seriously tha! a change was abso
lutely necessary. The argument presented
by onr speakers was convincing, and
plain that all who heard it could not go
away without lully nndertan ding it. Th
people will not agree lo hava four years
more of misrole and ruination They ara
sick. and tired of these infernal drafts, which
are sure to stick to them until all their
money is gone, after which their lives ar
bound to be in jeopardy if ihey elect Lin
coln. Four years more war which we aw
sure to have if Lincoln is re-elected, will
conscript ever man into the service who is
capable of bearing arms, and tax the wholr
country to soch an extent that il cannot bar
met. Will yoo vote lor this 1 . Do yoo
want again and again to run tbe street
with a nbscription in your, hand begging
for money to exempt you Irora the draft?
How long can the poorer classes stand this t
They are now exhausted, and think of four
years more war with increasing conscrip
tion ! Where is there one labsring rasa
who wishes to go through with what ha
has endured the last four years in the shape
of conscription taxes, fo keep out of the draft,
together with a heavy daty on every article
he consumes in his family, and wages siof
correspondingly high ? These things are
bound to continue if you remain ' under Lin
coin's administration. The only' alternate
is to vote for George B. McClellan, and
make bim our next President, thus rid
yourselves of all the "artificial weights"
end once more be tree men, enjoying ther
blessings of constitutional liberty, as always
has been a white man's privilege onder
Democratic rnte. The people are awake to
the true condi'ion of off ait $t and with a keen
eye and a fixed determination they will en
deavor to cast oil the shackles that havs
been thus unwarrantably placed on them,
and are being every day riveted tighter audi
tighter on the American people. They can
not and milt not endurt such liberty any longer
than the fourth of March next I The priten
doors will then be opened.
Over two millions four hundred thous
and men have entered tbe army since the)
beginning ot the war. The impending
draft will swell the number to three milk
ions. Yet with all these brave and gallant
men, Mr. Lincoln's fatal and miserable
policy ba failed to accomplish the pretend
ed object for which the war was begun.
How many more will it takto finish, it
upon the basis of the "abandonment of
slavery," which the President says is now"
the only condition of peace !
Mb Henry Zuppinger will please accept
our thanks for that basket of choice grape
presented us a few days since. They were
delicious, the finest we have seen thi sea
son, and of his own raising. Mr. Z is ona
of the most practical and sueeessfol horti
culturists and gardener's in ihis county.
He rarely, if ever, fails in anything be un
dertakes to cultivate. He has fruits of all
kinds, for sale, when in season. For choice
fruit jou canuot go amis by giving bim
call. ' . ."; !