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Monday Morning, September 14, 1868.
First Page to day—ISo Hope for the
Loyal People of South Carolina if Seymour is
Elected; The Republican Platform; Varieties.
Fourth Pape—“Marching Along.” Dedicated
to the Portland Pioneers, by a Pioneer’s Wife;
The Blairs—Prank a Reformer.
Examine Your Votes.
The following is the Republican ticket. See
that your ballot has these names, correctly
spelled and properly arranged. Compare it
with the list of Republican nominees which
will be posted up in every Ward Room :
roR UOVKttNOK,
JOSHUA L. CHAMBERLAIN.
For Hepreacutatire to t«a|rr»,
JOHN LYNCH.
FOR SENATORS.
FREDERICK G. MESSER,
JEREMIAII MITCHELL,
C HA RLE" E. GIBBS,
M. D. L. l.*aNE.
FOB COUNTY ATTORNEY.
NATHAN WEBB.
FOB SHERIFF.
EBEN N. PERRY.
FOB COUNTY TREASURER.
PETER R. HALL.
FOB COUNTY COMMISSIONER,
SEWARD M. BAKER.
FOR REPRESENTATIVES **0 THE LEGISLATURE,
NEWELL A. FOSTER,
THOMAS B. REED,
CHARLES J. MORRIS,
THOM .S E. TWITCHELL.
The Election To-Day.
The question to be decided by the vote of
Maine is, shall the government defended, sns
tained and maintained at a cost of halt a mil
lion lives and thousands of millions of treasure
bo committed to the hands of the men who
saved it, or be turned over to the men who for
four long and bloody years sought to destroy it?
Shall Grant, Shennan, Thomas, Sheridan,
Mead, Howard, Fessenden, Morrill, Sumner,
Wilson, Sherman and Morton bo entrusted
with the defence of the nation’s life and hon
or, the maintenance of the nation’s faith and
credit, or shall those sacred trusts be commit
ted to Lee, Hampton, Forrest, Howell Cobb,
Vallandigham, Seymour, Blair and Shaw?
Shall the gnyernment be committed to the
hands of the party which is pledged to the pay
ment of the national debt, and the payment of
the bonnties and pensions of our solfiers aud
their widows and orpnans, which is pledged
against the payment ot the rebel debt, the
pensions of rebel soldiers and the payment ol
claims for emancipted slaves; or shall it be
committed to the party which resisted a Con
stitutional amendment providing for the invio
lability of tho public debt and the soldiers’
pensions; a Constitutional amendment which
repudiated the payment of rebel claims for
emancipated slaves? The Democratic party
by opposing the 14tA article of the Constitution
and by declaring it null and void in its platform,
his pledged itself to the policy of placing the debt
of the Federal Government and the pensions of
Union soldiers on the same footing with the debt
of the rebel government and the pensions of rebe1
soldiers. Citizens of Maine, can you vote
TO PLACE SUCH A PARTY IN POWER?
Examine Your Ballots.
The Copperheads have printed and will
CIRCULATE BALLOTS HEADED WITH THE NAME
of J. L. Chamberlain kor Governor fol
lowed by the names of Charles A. Shaw
as Representative for Congress and in
SOME CASES WITH THE NAMES OF ALL THE OTH
ER Democratic candidates. Let every
Republican examine his ticket before de
positing it and see that it is right.
The Democratic Leaders of
Maine.
The Augusta Democratic Convention, that
adopted a platform approving the taxation of
the property of our Maine-laborers for the ben
efit of Southern Rebels was controlled by
Robert Elliot, ot Freedom, who was im
prisoned in Fort Lafayette for disloyalty;
Mabcellus Emery, editor of a Rebel sheet
of such outspoken disloyalty that even the
law-abiding citizens of Maine felt justified in
throwing it into the Penobscot;
Paul S. Merrill, of Shirley, who wrote a
letter in 1861, heretofore published in these
columns, in which he expressed the hope that
onr brave boys who went to the South might
meet with a bloody welcome.
This cvwardly Merrill was made chairman of
the Democratic State Committee, while Elliot
and Emery were members of the committee on
resolutions and drew up the platform.
The Democratic party of Maine has passed
Into the hands of the ultra Copperhead faction,
while the war Democrats have been assigned
back seats. The Democratic candidate for
Governor is the man who instigated the King
field anti-draft riot, who said that the Govern
ment had ceased to exist, who spoke of the
"war farce,” and who depreciated the cur
rency in which our soldiers received their pay
a* rage and shinplasters that never could be
made money, though he is now willing, in pur
suance of the repudiation platform to issue a
billion dollars more of the same sort to‘ pay”
the bondholders.
Citizens of Maine! these men who seek
office through the advocacy of principles that
would make us blush for the depravity of
South Sea savages deserve a political burial so
deep that no resurrection shall be possible.
The Contrast.
It is the boast of Horatio Seymour that lie
never owned, one dollar in bonds! When Sen
ator Fessenden was Secretary ot the Treasury
and' without sufficient means to pay our “Boys
in Bine, ”he sent fifteen million dollars of 7 30's,
offering them to the soldiers in payment: or,
If they preferred, he would pay them in green
backs. The soldiers readily took the former,
glorying that in this great struggle they were
not only fighting for their country but loaning
their hard-earned wages to carry on the war!
Must not all true lovers of our country de
spise the meanness of the one, and glory in
the patriotism of the other, and vote accobd
tNOLTl No man holding the conspicuous place
that Seymour did during the war, and refused
to aid the government from his hoards of
wealth, must ever be suffered to reach the
Presidency of that country in peace that he
refused to aid in war, and the loyal voters
long ago made up their minds to that effect!
Ballots and Penknives.
Every vote for Chamberlain is like inserting
one of bis own favorite penknives into the hero
of Kingfield. Mr. Pillsbury has been lying
most villainously during the campaign and
will deserve the punishment.
“Too Much Cheek.”
If any Rebel paper in the country deserves
pre-eminence for impudence, it is the Louis
ville Journal. It pretends that our national
honor is about to suffer. And how, think you?
By letting the Rebels—Hampton, Forrest,
Fernando Wood, Jeff. Davis, and so on—dic
tate to us who shall be the next President?
lint at all. But it pretends to think—the vile
slanderer—that “the whole tendency of the
Republican party is rapidly and strongly
tending in the direction of repudiation!’
While the Republican party has been most
■ •alously at work to save the honor of the
ration from this very pack of repndiators, this
snivelling slanderer says-“If the national
faith shall be saved the Democracy must save
it. There is no hope in any other mortal
power.” There is no hope in any mortal pow
er to save this prince of liars from that lake
promised such fellows! He has outdone the
whole tribe of competitors, and deserves the
foremost place with those worthies who have
“reserved seats” in the seething lake establish
ed for their punishment.
Irishmen of Portland !
Remember that Col. O. A. Brewster, the
Chairman of the Democratic City Committee
of Boston, was formerly a Know Nothing of
the hardest stripe, and Hon. E. C. Baker an
other Massachusetts Democratic orator, was
President ot the Massachusetts Senate under
Gov. Henry J. Gardner’s Know Nothing ad
ministration. Hon. Erastus Brooks, and Hon.
James Brooks of the New York Express, were
great chieftains in the Know Nothing camp.
hetting out the Secrets /
Seymour’s “friends” must hold on carefully
to that unruly member, the tongue or thuT
will leave not enough of the party in the
North to make a respectable fight. Governor
Vance of Virginia, ih his speech at Richmond
lately, told what alter all is the truth, that
“what the Confederacy fought for
WOULD BE WON BY THE ELECTION OF Sey
mour AND Blair!” and Governor Wise said
he supported Blair because he had declared
‘RE WOULD ASSUME MILITARY POWER!” It is
the old fight over again—Grant leads the Un
ion forces, and Seymour the Rebels I Ret
them hav'e the same reception that the Union
destroyers received during the war!
Thinqs to be Remembered bu
the Voter.
The Republican party has paid MORE
THAN ONE QUARTER OF THE NA
TIONAL DEBT since the close of tlio war.
The Republican party appropriated for the
expenses of the government during the cur
rent fiscal year NINETY MILLIONS less
than a Democratic administration demauded.
The Republican Congressmen passed a fund
ing hill, which Democratic opposition defeat
ed, with a view to reducing the interest on the
public debt two per cent.
The Republican party has removed the in
ternal tax on TEN THOUSAND manufue
tured articles.
The Republican party has admitted to the
Union with republicauized constitutions eight
States, in spite ol all that a united Democratic
opposition could do to prevent it. The success
of reconstruction in these States has saved
any more expense growing out of supporting
an army in the South.
The Republican party has provided for the
ABSOLUTE DISCONTINUANCE OFTHE
FREEDMEN’S BUREAU ON THE FIRST
DAY OF JANUARY NEXT. Every Demo
crat voted against the law euacted for this
purpose.
The Republican party through its Repre
sentatives in Congress has passed a law GIV
ING TO EVERY AMERICAN CITIZEN A
HOMESTEAD AT A NOMINAL PRICE.
This most important measure, so beneficent to
the poor was ignored during all the time that
the Democracy were ill power.
The Radical Congress has enacted THE ON
LY LAW EYER PASSED FOR THE PRO
TECTION OF NATURALIZED CITIZENS
ABROAD.
The Republican party has ABOLISHED
SLAVERY—the ownership of labor bv capi
tal.
The Republican party has secured CIVIL
AND POLITICAL EQUALITY to all Amer
ican citizens.
The Republican party has upheld the NA
TIONAL HONOR, so that an American in a
foreign land is not regarded as an outcast, as
he would be if the Repudiators’ Jpolicy were
adopted.
The Republican party has spent less for the
ordinary expenses of the government than the
Democracy spent during the administration of
James Buchanan.
The Republican party of Maine, besides re
ducing the State debt from $5,164,600 to $6,
090,500, has reduced the State tax from $2,476,
821 in 1865 to $806,226 this year. This year’s
tax is ONE HUNDRED AND SIXTY-TWO
THOUSAND DOLLARS less than, last year.
The tax of Cumberland county is over THIR
TY-TWO THOUSAND DOLLARS LESS
than last' year.
One Vote I
The majority which the Republicans confi
dently hope for when the polls close this even
ing, it to be made up of separate votes. One
vote from each individual! Let no man think
that because he carries but one vote, therefore
it is not of much consequence whether he goes
to the polls or not. The one vote plan does
the work. Drop in the ballots, one by oue, ev
ery Republican seeing to his own vote first,
and when the sun goes down this evening,
Maine will stand out before the world it> tho
proud position of following close in the foot
steps of Vermont, and of taking the front
ranks among that noble list of States that in
tend to follow with their majorities for the per
petuity of the Union, and for peace. Pile up
the votes—one by one!
How the Democracy Will
Economize.
First, by inaugurating another war through
unlawful attempts to subvert the lawful gov
ernments of the South. The last Democratic
rebellion cost us thousands of lives and left us
the national debt.
Second, by raising the salaries of all office-'
holders.' Every Democrat iu Congress voted
to raise the pay of members of that laxly to
five thousand dollars. Messrs. Dickey and
Balkam, Democratic members of the last Leg
islature, proposed that the pay of members
should be raised from $130 to $210, thus taking
$10,860 dollars from the tax-payers of Maine
notwithstanding the express prohibition of the
constitution of the State. The first act of the
Democratic Assembly of New York last win
ter wag to double the pay of its officers. The
Ohio legislature last winter having a hungry
Copperhead majority, the pay of members was
raised to five dollars a day.
Third, by ASSUMING THE • REBEL
DEBT. The Southern leaders of the party,
who controlled it at New York, dictating both
candidates and platform, openly avow that
their debt must either be assumed or the na
tional debt repudiated.
Fourth, by COMPENSATING SOUTH
ERN PLANTERS FOR THEIR SLA v Ea.
The Rebels of Maryland have already filed a
formal claim for such compensation.
Fifth, by buying icebergs and earthquakes.
During the last month $7,200,000 has been
paid for the frozen region purchased by a
Democratic administration. St. Thomas
would have cost a still larger sum bad it not
been for the anticipated refusal of the House
to make the necessary appropriation.
Sixth, by giving everv legislative body over
to the control of the lobby, as is uniformly
the case where the Democracy are in power.
Seventh, by indulging to the utmost the
( chronic Democratic habit of plundering the
Treasury and cultivating corrupt and venal
practices.
Eighth, by increasing the expenses of mu
nicipal government. Illustrations of the
Democratic tendency iu this respect will be
found in their mauner of conducting the
affairs of Biddeford and Augusta. The form
er city government taxed the people last year
$30,000 more than at any time during the war.
In Augusta the local Democratic magnates
are filling their pockets as fast as they can
from the Treasury in anticipation of a speedy
exit.
Beware of False Beportsl
Between now and tlie close of the polls,no im
agination, however vivid, will be able to pic
ture in full, the deception and lies that will
be resorted to by our opponents. Desperate as
the foul fiend himself, no measure will fail of
being used, the viler the better, that wi 11 help
to bolster up their sinking cause. Believe noth
ing they say! but go steadily to the work
which belongs to every Republican to-day
faithfully, perseveriugly, and triumphantly at
the close.
Desperate.
The Argus makes a desperate but impotent
attempt to escape from Edward Atkinson’s
figures on the National Debt. It seems that
the Argus never heard of Mr. Atkinson be
fore. There are probably many negroes whose
ignorance on this point would not equal that
of the Argus.
What can a journal be expected to know of
the finances of a great nation if it has never
seen in print the name of one ot the most dis
tinguished economist of a neighboring State?"
This is not strange however for a paper that
believes or at least tries to make its readers
believe that the war was ended before March
31,1861.
The Argus attempts at first to figure out a
discrepancy between the statements of Mr.
Atkinson and those of Secretaries Chase, Fes
senden, and McCulloch. Every intelligent
man knows that the official statements of the
public debt give it as it appears on the books
of the treasury.
Mr. Atkinson adds a portion of the publio
debt which does not appear upon the books
and which none of. the secretaries pretended
to give though so tar from denying they often
acknowledged it. There is no disagreement
therefore aud the attempt of the Argus to de
molish such men as Daniel A. Wells and Ed
ward Atkinson by any such means as this is
simply ridiculous.
Theirs is standard authority.
Instead of denying the authenticity of their
figures tlie Argus tries to dodge them by
drawing a distinction between that portion of
the public debt consisting of written obliga
tions and that other often unascertained sum
in the form of unpaid requisitions.
The difference is simply this. In one case
the government borrows money to pay some
one who has done it a service. The debt is
then due to the lender. In the other case the
debt is due directly to the person who per
formed the service. The sums which in 1865
had been lor more than a year due from the
government to our soldiers aud to contractors
who had furnished war material were not
debts at all, according to the financial genius
ol the Argus. In other words a man is not in
debt for things which he buys o.n credit unless
he gives his note.
Any party that is driven to such equivoca
tion as this must be hard pushed.
How Do the Rebels Vote ?
To a man tor Seymour, Blair and Fillsburv!
Not a man of them will throw any other vote!
hey would tolerate a Republican ticket about
e same as Beelzebub is said to affect holy
^r' I'lle fact that all the Re bels desire the
suffi6' a i*1** rePudiators’ tick ct, is evidence
be count t,“etTni0npart^ «- ^e party of
the country and should have the earnest sup
port of every honest man. v
Mr. Lynch and the Reciproc
ity Treaty.
The Argus iu its reckless and desperate at
tempts to manufacture political capital against
Mr. Lynch, charged him with voting in favor
of the abrogation ot (he Reciprocity Treaty.
This he has nailed by calling attention to the
fact tliat tire Treaty was abrogated one year
before Mr. Ly nch took his seat in Congress.
Having been driven from one false statement!
the Argus immediately t ikes refuge in anoth
er, ami asserts that Mr. Lynch had always vio
lently opposed the Treaty in the Board of
Trade and elsewhere. Kvery member of the
Board ol Trade knows the opposite to lie true.
As a member of the Legislature of 18t>4, Mr.
Lynch appeared before tin- Committee ou Fed
eral Relatious and secured the adoption of a
re; olutlon declaring that the Treaty should not
be abrogated without provisions being made
fora new one. Capt. James Drummond, of
Bath, a member of the Committee, afterwards
wrote to Mr. Lynch, requesting his views in
writing as expressed to the Committee, which
were given in letter and published iu the Bath
Times of May 7,1804, with the following edito
rial comments:
The subject of the Reciprocity Treaty has re
ceived ot late considerable attention from our
people. The Governor, in his annual commu
nication to the Legislature, devoted consider;!
ole space to the subject, as one affecting in no
small degree the interests of Maine.
At the recent session of the Legislature, a
hearing was had helore one ot the committees,
ou the operations of the treaty, and Mr. Lynch,
a prominent merchant of Portland, and a gen
tleman well known in the State, addressed the
committee on the subject. So interested was
our Representative, Capt. James Drummond,
in the views present! d by the gentleman, and
regarding it as important that they should be
made known to the people, he subsequently re
quested Mr. L.vuch to give him in writing the
substance of his address on that occasion.—
This he did, and it will be found in the commu
nication which follows, ami whicli has been
kindly furnished us for publication. We ask
the specinl attention ot our readers to the com
munication, which is as follows:
Portland, April 4,18G4.
James Drummond, Esq.—Dear Sir: Incom
pliance with your request 1 herewith hand you
such statistics relating to Reciprocity as I find
among my papers. L found most of my statis
tics in tlie letter of the Secretary of the Treas
ury in reply to a resolution on the Reciprocity
Tieaty.
After giving a history of the adoption of the
Treaty and its operation on the interests of
Maine,the letter concludes as follows:
As a State, we do not raise our own bread
stuff. We import our flour, corn and pork,
audit is an advantage to have these articles
come in free. As the largest ship bulding State
in the Union, it is tor our interest to have ship
timber from the Provinces tree. The value of
vessels owned in the United States, in 1861,
was, at $40 per ton, $229,592,480. Maine built
in that oue year 57,843 tons, which at the same
value would amount to $2,293,720.
As an offset to any supi>osed injury to the
lumber interest of Maine, by the treaty, we
have the opeuiug of £nglish markets to deals
from American ports, which makes not only a
market for spruce lumber, but business for our
freighting ships.
Maine is peculiarly situated in her commer
cial relations to the Provinces. Canada has
now a population of 2,500,000, having nearly
quadrupled in the last twenty-five years. Vast
sums have been expended in opening commu
nication through her territory, and developing
her resources. She is growing into a mighty
inland empire. Her road to the sea lies through
our State. Maine is to Canada what Constan
tinople would be to Russia. We furnish her
access to the ocean through half the year. It
is our true policy to separate her as much as
possible lrom England and unite her to us by
the strong ties of commercial interest. Cana
da and the lower Provinces are agricultural
States,, whi’e Maine with her extensive sea
coast, tine hays and harbors, aud exhaustless
water power, is to he a great commericial and
manufacturing State. Commerce and manu
factures make agriculture tributary to them,
and build up great States and powerful na
tions. If we are true to ourselves and “culti
vate friendly relations” with our provincial
neighbors, we shall become oue of the foremost
States in the Union. It is well to settle our
farming lands; hut we should not tall into the
error of supposing we can make Maine a great
agricultural State. Commerce and manufac
tures are here great interests, and wilh these
fully developed, she would outstripauy agricul
tural State in the Union. To show our trade
witli New Brunswick, take the following table
of exports and imports:
IMPOHTS INTO NEW BRUNSWICK, 1863.
Prom Great Britain, $3,873,693
“ B. N. America, 1,216,621
“ B. W. Indies, 286.280
“ United States, 3,857,Iti*
“ Other countries, 965.032
EXPORTS FROM NEW BRUNSWICK, 1863.
Great Britain, $ 320,340
B. N. America, 1,854,643
W. Indies, 1,714,356
United States, 1,869,672
Other countries, 787,377
Nova Scotia and Prince Edward’s Island
would probably show like results. I have no
patience with the men who would drive from
us this valuable trade, and make enemies of
neighbors, who would he, and will be our
friends, and who have not shown so much hos
tility to our Government as many in our midst
who are enjoyiug all its advantages.
Yours truly, John Lynch.
Split Tickets!
Among other devices of the enemy, is that
gets up a false newel,spriuhiujg Hi some
good names to deceive the eye! That is a fa
mous Democratic trick! It will flourish to
day. Let it be made entirely nugatory! Bead
your ballot, name by name, and be sure that
each name is of the Republican nominees
spelled correctly, rightly arranged, and affix
ed to the officers to which they were nomina
ted! Let every trick of this kind find its
place in the dish by the superior vigilance of
the Republican Voter!
“This is Terrible!”
Gov. Seymour was awfully dashed when the
news of his nomination was conveyed to him!
He seemed to have a premonition that he was
to be u*ed up by it, and shelved with a largo
lot of other defunct candidates!
But if that was “ terrible” to his sensitive
nerves, 1iowt will he take the news from Maine,
this evening! Complacently sitting in his
study, awaiting the fulfilment of the promise
the Maine Copperheads have made him—his
friend Tilden rushes frantically into his august
presence—‘Governor have you heard the
news? Maine has gone Republican thousands
upon thousands!” And Seymour, with that
pitiful expression which pervaded his counte
nance when he addressed his “friends” in New
York, adjures Tilden to hasten to the tele
graph office with this fiual dispatch to the
Maine Copperheads penned by his own hand:
‘I have beard the news— Pillsbury, this is ter
rible!”
Poor Men, Remember ’
That by- voting for the Itepudiators’ ticket
to-dav you vote to BOB the TWO MILLION
FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND LABOR
ERS, WIDOWS AND ORPHANS, who, ac
cording to Horatio Seymour, are compulsory
holders at present prices of government bonds.
You vote to rob every man who has his sur
plus earnings deposited in a savings bank.
Confesses at Last!
The Argus admits at the last moment that
the United States’Bonds are taxed! The won
der is that !t admits it at all. But, driven to
the wall, it con leases the truth for once! What
reparation can the editor make its readers for
its persistent perversion of the truth in thi8
matter! None. It has falsified the record;
and if a proper sense of shame remained it
would hang its head, mortified at such a be
trayal of trust. So far from that, the paper as
likely as not, on Monday morning, will come
out endeavoring to excite prejudice because
the United States’ Bonds are not taxed!
Recollect This!
Every man in the South, whose words be
tray the fact that he is yet a rebel at heart, is
for Seymour aud Blair! Remember this!
The Funding Bill.
Every repudiator iu Congress voted against
it, and the President withheld his approval.
The Republicans at the close of the late ses
sion passed a funding bill proposing to place
the entire debt of the United States on a long
loan at 4 1-2 per cent, interest.
This would save THIRTY MILLIONS IN
GOLD each year, and this amount was to be
devoted to paying the principal of the debt.
In a little ovor thirty years the whole debt
would be extinguished by this process.
Remember that EVERY DEMOCRAT IN
BOTH BRANCHES OF CONGRESS voted
against this wise aud economical measure, and
President Johnson to-day by Democratic in
fluence withholds his approval from it.
Zook out for Theml
The office seekers will be in full forceat the
polls to-day. The hungry brigade! They are
to a man for the Democratic nominees. What
business have they hanging about the polls
and endeavoring to influence honest voters?
It is their bread and butter they are looking
out for. Tiny are interested parties and
should be ruled off the jury. Watch them!
If Seymour and Blair are elected,every moth
er’s son of them expects to get a fat office!
Not one of them has yet announced that he
would be willing to take an office at a dollar
less than is at present paid!
They have been lingering rouud the custom
house mess of pottage, with hungry eyes Tor
mouths—and now they turn to the polls as
their last hope! Watch them!
“A Roving Bohemian” sends an excellent
report of the great Republican meetjng at
Saco, but as it arrived too late for publication’
our rentiers will not have the pleasure of read"
ing it.
The Vote of Former Years.
Tbe vote lor Governor since 1860 bus been as
follows:
Rep. Deui. Rep. Maj. iotai
1860 70,030 51.085 15,045 Xj'nit
1861 58,680 41,736 16,953 ' 1004'?
1802 42,741 38,872 3,872 gi
1863 68,339 50,687 17,652 1l9ft.)I!
1864 65,583 46,403 19,180 lllwc
186 5 51,430 31,609 22,821
I860 69,037 41.917 27,690 1I15R4
1867 57,332 45.990 11 342
For tbe eight years given above tbe average
Republican majority has been 16,932, In the
presidential election of 1864 tbe vote stood:
Republican 67,805; Democratic 46,988; Repub
lican majority 20,258; total vote 114,793. The
average Republican majority since the forma
tion ol the party lias been 13,695.
Tbe vote in tbe first Congressional district
iu 1864 and 1866 was as follows:
ism hem. Ren. Mai.
15)01*6 l'j,5U8 *> rgu
’886 ltbeil 113)53 Jgg
The vote in the several Congressional dis
tricts at the election for Governor last year
was:
1st District 139*80 n*9?j K*l'lw'*‘
2d “ 11,369 7,643 'i'll,'
•’d “ 12.610 10.710 Toon
4th • “ 9,763 6,659
Sth “ lo;t45 8 975 1^70
Tile following gives tbe vote in Cumberland
County at the September election for the last
four years:
1864 “off gg
1865 6,279 4,518 {’t61
1866 8,680 5 774 2 <mio
1867 7,009 5,724 j'.jsjj
Tlia vote of the city of Portland at the Sep
tember election for four years past has been:
_ Rep. Dem. Rep. Mai.
1864 2,769 1,786 1 a,-,
1835 1,741 768 S43
I860 2,787 1,291 1 ise
1867 2,046 1,325 721
The Republican majority at the municipal
election last Spring was 370 on tbe list vote
for Mayor.
The lollowing was tbe vote of the State by
counties last fall:
Counties. Whole Chamber- Plilsbury.
No. lain.
Amlro coggin 5,253 3 424 1>20
Aroostook 2,728 1,582 1.146
Onmheilaud 12,741 7,009 5 724
Franklin 3,909 2,372 1,637
Hanooik 4,612 2,593 1 9t6
Kennebec 9,85* 5,810 4 042
Knox 5.243 2,464 2,779
Lincoln 4.554 2,279 2 274
Oxford 6,626 3,819 2,997
Penobscot 11,Mo 6.691 4,509
Piscataquis 2,49* 1,490 1,004
Sagadahoc 3,054 1 874 1 ]go
Somerset 6,731 3,696 3,009
Waldo 6,366 3,2*2 2,927
Washington 5,704 2 951 '758
York 12,495 6,071 6,189
_ _ „ 57,332 45,990
la the last Legislature the Democrats had
five out of 31 Senators, viiL, two from York,
one from Lincoln and two from Knox. In the
House the Democrats had 44 out of 151 Repre
sentatives, viz..l trom Aroostook, 5 from Cum
berland, 1 from Franklin, 1 from Hancock, 3
trom Kennebec, 4 from Knox, 3 from Lincoln.
4 from Oxford, 1 from Piscataquis, 1 from Sag
adahoc, 2 from Somerset, 3 from Waldo, 6
from Washington and 9 from York. The
towns in this county which sent Democratic
Representatives were Windham, Sebago,
Raymond, Baldwin and Westbiock.
Look Out tor Double Voting.
Tlie Republican Vigilance Committee* and
all lovers of good government and wholesome
laws should be at the polls early on Monday
morning and watch the ballot box l See that
there is no double voting by the Jacobites.
They are desperate, and act on the principle
that “all is fair in politics." A party, too, that
rejoiced at Union defeats in the rebellion, and
mourned with their Southern rebel friends at
Union victories, is not to be trusted. Repub
licans, be vigilant, be active, and tho right will
prevail.
Chamberlain and Pillsbury!
There ought not to be a moment’s hesitation
which of these two men to choose for Govern
or. The one as gallant a General as ever ar
rayed liis troops on a battle field and led them
to victory! The other, a mousing politician
sneaking round during the war, with his Cop
perhead vonoin spread all over his system, try
ing to make the war odious, and to weaken
well-directed efforts to carry it successfully
through.
The one, riddled with balls from Rebel guns,
the other, with his pocket full of Rebel at
tempts at argument why the war was unjust)
and the negro allied to the monkey!
Who can hesitate between such men!—
Chamberlain the gallant defender, Pillsbury
the blatant slanderer of the Union party!
Deserting the Repudiators.
The Democracy are becoming alarmed at the
defection of many of the leading men of their
party, who openly express their disgust with
the action of their party, and ala. m at the reck
lessness of its leaders.
They see the danger and folly of committing,
the Government to the hands or a set of men..
who have been fighting to destroy it, and who
are interested in assuming the rebel debt and
the payment for emancipated slates; while
they are equally interested in the repudiation
of the uational debt, and the destruction of the
national credit. Many of these men will not
vote, and many will vote the Republican tick
et.
We doubt not that the same influences that
are at work here are operating in other parts
of the State, and that the effect will bo seen in
the returns to-night.
Shipbuilders Remember !
Remember, shipbuilders that in the thirty
ninth Congress a bill was introduced in Con
gress allowing a drawback equal to the duties
on shipbuilding material and that there was
A SOLID DEMOCRATIC VOTE AGAINST
IT. Remember that it was the Democratic
Admiral Semises and the Democratic rebell
ion that caused the decline iu your business.
Rerilember Rittery t
Shall the 7 Soldieis be Rebuked ?
The election oi Pillsbury or the reduction of
Chamberlain’s majority would be a rebuke from
the people of Maine to tlie seven one-armed
and one-legged soldiers whom the inventor of
the pie crimper and the hen-persuader got dis
charged from the Navy Yard. £ neb a result
would be an intimation to them from the peo
ple of Maine that they did wrong not to prom
ise their votes in favor of restoring Toombs,
Wise, Cobb, Forrest, Stephens, Hill and Vance
to the same prominence in the government that
they enjoy in the Democratic party.
Shall these men be condemned for refusing
to apologize for enlisting in the Union army,
and fighting against the Confederacy?
Stay at the Polls.
Don’t vote ami then run home. Your pres
ence at the polls may perhaps be the means of
saving at least one Republican vote that might
through some accident or inadvertence oilier
wise be lost. Stay and watch the enemy !
Give the whole day to the work. Remember
that the issue is PEACE or WAR, and give
one day cheerfully to your country.
Democratic Inconsistency!
Inconsistency rules the hour, with the De
mocracy. Four years since, they declaoyj the
war a failure and called for peace, and yet
nominated a soldier for President. Now, they
ridicule the Republican desire for peace in a
restored Union, and yet upbraid the Repub
licans for nominating “a soldier rather than a
statesman,” for President; while to carry their
inconsistency to the farthest verge, they gave
a Major General the second place on their own
ticket!
Grand Army of Office Seek
ers!
There are resident office seekers in the city
of Portland, who, by placing three abreast and
eight feet apart, will extend over two miles in
length, and whole salaries, j edging from their
well known rapacity, would amount to fifteen
hundred thousand dollars in four years!
Another Pictorial!
Shaw should bring out his final pictorial, to
day. We want to see some more portraits of
those jolly Democrats, hobbing-a-nob over a
gallon of lager beer! Give one more specimen.
Charles, do! Charge them ten cents for it.
But though General Grant has had control
of the War Department for only a short time
he has been there long enough for the people
to discover what his acceptance temporarily of
that position meant. IT MEANT REFORM
IT MEANT THE REFORM OF CORRUP
TION AND ABUSES. IT MEANT WHAT
GEN. GRANT'S ACTS ALWAYS MEAN
A SINCERE DESIRE TO SERVE HIS
COUNTRY.—Argus, Aug. 22,1867
GEN. GRANT WILL SAVE MILLIONS
UPON MILLIONS OF DOLLARS TO THE
TAXPAYERS IN EXPENSES_Aruus
Aug. 26,1867. J '
Election Returns.—We have made ar
rangements by which we hope to present to
our readers to-morrow morning the complete
vote for member of Congress in the First D:s
trict, and also a large portion of the State, suf
ficient to indicate the general result. These
returns will be announced from the platform
at the City Hall this evening, immediately af
ter their reception.
—mUm———gp—g—
Declaraiione of Seymour, Blair,
Northern Coy/terheatls anti
Southern Rebels.
Sympathy with Treason!
I flew Rebellion Threalened,
Loyal Men lo be driven from the
South and Negroes Disfranchised.
LET US HAVE WAR !
IS TIIEIR MOTTO I
Le the enemy be' fudged by his own words.
The most of the disloyal and unpatriotic ut
terances which are given below liavo all eady
been published from time to time in these col
umns, but it is fitting that they should be be
fore tbe voters of Maine to-day, in order that
they may see what they endorse by voting for
Pillshury, of Kingfield, and against tbe wound
ed hero of Little ltound Top. .
Seymour said in ltkU, in conversation with
Judge Ruggles, “toe Montgomery Constitu
tion 18 BETTER THAN OURS.”
To the New York rioters he said:—“My
friends, I wish to inform you that I have
SENT MY AajUTANT GENERAL TO WASHING
TON TO CONFER WITH THE AUTHORITIES THERE,
AND TO HAVE THIS DRAFT SUSPENDED AND
STOPPED.”
In his Fourth of July oration, a few days
before the riot, he said these words, which,
like those of Piltsbury at Kingfield, were the
chief incitement to the outbreak -.—Remember
this: that the bloody, and treasonable, and revo
lutionary doctrine of public necessity can be pro
claimed by a mob as well as by a Government.
But it is not Seymour who is looked to as the
leader ot the new revolution. Gen. Blair is
regarded as the man who would dictate the
policy of the Government in ease of a Demo
cratic success. The following extract from
hisjainous Broad head letter is the keynote of
the Copperhead campaign:
“There is but one way to restore the Gov
ernment and the Constitution, and that is for
the PRESIDENT ELECT TO DECLARE
THESE ACTS NULL AND VOID, compel
the arinv to undo its Usurpations at the South,
DISPERSE THE CARPET-BAG STATE
GOVERNMENTS, allow the white people to
reorganize their own Governmonts and elect
Senators and Representatives.
The response to this doctrine has been
prompt from all the coasts of Kebeldom. It
was incorporated into the Democratic plat
form in obedience to the decree of Gen. Wade
Hampton under circumstances described by
himself as follows:
Gentlemen were there Irom the North,
South, East and West, and by all we were met
with extreme 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
I place uyon that platform that which would en
gender piejudice at the North. They, however,
pledged themselves to do all in their power to
relieve the Southern States, and to restore to
us the Constitution as it had existed. I said I
would take the resolutions it' they would allow
me to add tut three word , which you will find
embodied 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 wannest men in it were
men Irom tlie North—came forward and said
THEY WOULD CAKIIY 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 cur misfortunes in tli ir own good time, for
which I am perfectly willing TO WAIT.
Such is the history of otir platform, and such
were the motives which governed the commit
tee in its formation.
How heartily this declaration of war was
received by the Southern orators and journals
may be gathered from tho following extracts:
Tlie Reconstruction acts are null and void,
and shall not stand. Tlie grinning skeletons
that have been set up in our midst as legisla
tors shall be ousted by Frank Blair, whom our
party has expressly appointed for that pur
pose.—Robert Toombs.
In war we drew the sword, and bade them
defiance; in peace we gather up the manhood
ol tho South,and raising thefbanner of constitu
tional equality, and gathering around it the
good meu of the North, as well as the South,
we hurl into their, teeth the same defiance and
bid them come on to the struggle. We are
ready for it if you are.—Howell Cobb.
Secession is not dead.—Gov. Wise.
The true men of the South are ready to rally
once more under the Rebel flag, and try the
issuo of the cartridge box.—J. M. Ramsay, of
Georgia.
By the election of Seymour and Blair all
that the Confederacy fought for will be won.—
Gov Vance,
The country is far too large to remain very
long under one Government, aud the day will
come when the South will be independent.—
Memphis Appeal.
The great Democratic party will rise in its
acco mpli'sting" (?i?^‘Wt..}iliF.R!u*
rule, ruin and usurpation.—Mobile Tribune.
There are many Democrats at the North who
believe that the counter-revolution will not be
complete without more blood-letting.—Mobile
Register.
The white men of the Southern States have
seen the day wheu they could use the bullet,
and, if God in His anger permit the necessity
to arise, they will use it again,—Richmond En
quirer.
With the skull and cross-bones of the Lost
Cau'e before us, we will swear that this is a
White Man’s Government. We must make
the negro understand we are the men we were
when we held him in abject bondage.—Meri
den Mercury.
Gen. Blair, at the head of the militia, will be
a match for Gen. Graut at the head ot the
regular army.—Gen. Ewing.
There might once have been a necessity for
the Rebels of Georgia to submit to the mili
tary authorities, but there is none now. The
Democratic chivalry of the North are march
ing to our rescue.—Georgia Democratic Con
vention.
The doors are wide open, wide enough,
broad enough to receive every white man in
Georgia, unless you should discover him com
ing to you creeping and crawling under the
Chicago platform. Upon them there should be
no mercy. They have dishonored themselves
and sought to dishonor you. Anathematize
them. Drive them from the pale of social and
political society. Leave them to wallow in
iheir own mire and fifth. Nobody will envy
them, and if they are never taken out of the
gully until I reach forth my baud to take them
up, they will die in their natural element.
Come one and all, and let us snatch the old
banner Irom the dust, pine it again to the
breeze, and, if need be, to the God of battles, aud
strike one more honest blow for constitutional
liberty.—Unwell Cobb.
The people were thoroughly aroused, and in
November, the result of it would be more
rapid travelling of carpet-baggers from the South
than was ever before known in tlie history of
this eouhtry.—Wade Hampton.
Republican Voters.
Every Republican voter is requested to
either call at Republican Headquarters, Lan
caster Hall, or go to his Ward Room, and ex
amine the list of voters, to see if his name is
on.
A great many votes are lost from persons
neglecting to ascertain whether their names
are on. New lists are made out every year,
and it does not follow because your name was
on last year it will he on this year. Examine
the list yourself. Copies of the voting lists
of all the Wards are hanging up in the read
ing room at Lancaster Hall.
Patriotic Gems from the Next Presidcut.
I CAKE NOTHING FOB PROMOTION, SO LONG AS
our arms are successful.—Grant to Sher
man, February, 1862.
If my course is not satisfactory, remove
ME AT ONCE. I DO NOT WISH IN ANY WAY TO
IMPEDE THE SUCCESS OF OUR ARMS.—Grant to
Halleck, February 6,1862.
No THEORY OF MY OWN WILL EVER STAND IN
THE WAY OF MY EXECUTING IN GOOD FAITH
ANY ORDER X MAY RECEIVE FROM THOSE IN
authority over me.—Grant to Secretary
Chase, May 29,1863.
This is a republic where the will of
TnE PEOPLE IS THE LAW OP THE LAND.—
Grant’s letter to President Johnson, August,
1867.
. I SHALL nAVE NO POLICY OF MY OWN TO IN
TERFERE AGAINST THE WILL OF THE PEOPLE.
Grant's letter, May 29,1868.
Human liberty, the only true founda
tion of human government.—Grant’s letter
to the citizens of Memphis.
Let us have peace.—Grant’s letter, May
29,1868. _ _ _
Where’s Tildbn?—When Seymour fell
weeping on Tildcn’s bosom, on the news of his
nomination, it was thought he would never be
comforted. Tillen should take the news to
him this evening, from Maine, so that the Ex
Governor must have another crying spell be
cause of the fatal blow to his hopes, he may
have a sympathetic breast to recline upon!
Where is Tilden?
Thb Past and Present.—The New York
World, which is now attempting to overthrow
Grants military reputation said, in April. 1865:
“General Grant’s last brilliant campaign sets
the final seal upon his reputation. It stamps
him as the superior of his able antagonist, as
well as ot all the commanders who have serv
ed with or under him in the great campaigns
of the last year.”
A Good Hit.—It will be remembered that
Charles A. Shaw, Democratic candidate lor
Congress in this district, had his life printed
in the publication called the “Chimney Cor
ner.” One of tho transparencies in tho pro
cession at Saco,Friday night, bore this legend :
‘ We will let Shaw stay in the Chimney Cor
ner I”
The City in a Blaze of Glory,
Last Parade ol the Kepuplican
Organizations.
Speeches at City Hall.
Now 1o the Ballot Box.
The appearance of the streets of Portland
Saturday evening was brilliant almost beyond
precedent II the Arabian Nights’ enchant
ments had all been brought into requisition by
the followers of the two political parties the
effect could hardly have been more satisfactory
to those who enjoy sensational demonstrations.
There was Republican cavalry and Ku-Klux
cavulry; theie were Radical Tauuers, march
ing in a blaze of light, and Ku-Klux bands
marching along by the light of a dismal flame
that was intended to conceal the very open
order in which they formed, and allow the pro
cession to “string out” without being detected;
there were all sorts of illuminations—green,
blue, red and purple lights, sky rockets, Roman
candles and lastly, in the rear of the Demo
cratic procession, a kettle of some combustible
drawn along in a cart, the whole arrangement
suggesting nothing but a kind of miniature
hell; there were extraordinary arrangeineut of
gas jets at City Hall, and the gloomy light of
the Seymour and Blair transparency in Market
Square was relieved by a fine arrangement of
gas jets at the sides. The streets were not so
much crowded, we should say, as they were on
the occasion of the Republican demonstration
Wednesday, but there was no lack of numbers
or enthusiasm. There were Yankees, Irish
men, Germans, colored men, Black Republi
cans, Copperheads, saints, ladies, children, sin
ners, roughs, millionaires and dwellers in Cape
Elizabeth and Westbrook, all mingled at times
in inextricable confusion. Everybody was
shouting, some wore Singing and everybody
was jolly and good natured. There were some
unique features iu the Democratic procession,
one being n small model of the Confederate
privateer Alabama, but Admiral Semmes was
unable to be present and take command in
person. From the rear of this craft a small
cannon was discharged at frequent intervals.
It “spoke” beautifully.
The lie publican and Democratic organiza
tions both being in the streets at tbe same
time and encountering each other occasionally)
some timid people feared that there might be a
collision, and that the gospel of peace, pro
claimed by the burning names of Grant and
Colfax in front of the Republican Headquart
ers might give place to the gospel of brickbats.
These apprehensions proved to be without
foundation. A little good natured “chaffing”
and a covert making of mouths on the part of
the Ku-Klux was all that occurred to disturb
tho harmony of the occasion.
Some amusing mistakes occurred that tend
ed to promote the hilarity of the occasion.
Through some strange optical defect promi
nent Democrats mistook the brilliant ranks of
the Republican procession, filled with men and
marching with soldierly precision for the cloud
enveloped line of the Ku Klux, with its mob
like evolutions, its squads of small boys and its
attendant piratical craft and kettle of blazing
hell broth. Thereupon these festive and impet
uous gentlemen exhausted their whole store
of fireworks and tallow candles on the men
whom, if they had recognized them, they
would have “seen further first.” One Demo
crat was courteous enough to salute the Re
publicans intentionally. On Oxford street
the Ku-Klux boys saluted the Republican flag
with rousing cheers, and passed their own in
gloomy silence. We hear it rumored that sim
ilar mistakes were made on our side, but bo
specific instances are given.
As to the relative numbers in the two pro
cessions different opinions are expressed. The
Democrats brought to their aid some out of
town organizations, and with these probably
made up a number not much smaller than
marched in tbe Republican procession. If
voters are to be counted, however, they fell
short at least fifty per cent.
We heard of only one accident occurring
during the evening. Mr. William Burnham,
while watching the proceedings from a second
story wfudow of the City Building, had the
misfortune to fall to tho ground, but struck in
such a manner as to escape with only a sprain
of his ankle.
The Democrats held no in-door meeting, all
their speaking being in Market Square. Here
William H. Clifford, Esq.,presided, assisted by
that most accomplished of all claqueurs, Mr.
Charles H. Haskell. If the Democratic party
ever does get into power in the remote future,
let Mr. Haskell be remembered. He doesn't
want office—not all. All his swinging of his
white hat aud his activity as general director
u* Dbiuui/iuHv _,na»i»a aj,p;
butable to a mental snuffing, as it were, of the
delicious odors ot official pudding. He is per
fectly disinterested, and so are all of his asso
ciates. But virtue should have its reward, and
Mr. Haskell, all unwilling, should be compelled
to accept a largo slice of the prospective pud
ding. But Haskell is only au episode; we re
turn to the meeting. Mr. E. O. Perrin, An
drew Johnson’s nominee lor Chief Justice of
Utah, was the first speakor. His lungs are as
good as ever. The judicial ermine does not
constrain him to observe any of the proprie
ties whatever, though a mau of smaller brain
might under the circumstances pay some at
tention to their requirements. Mr. Perrin is a
cheerful speaker, and sees things not observed
by the commonalty. He saw a erowd before
him, the magnitude of which he could find no
words to indicate, though its circumference
was easily discernible to every one else. It
probably contained several hundred less per
sons than the army of Xerx«g— in fact, to most
people it appeared rather small. Mr. Perrin
alternated wiih the chairman during the even
ing, giving other speakers but little chance. A
geutleraan from Arkansas, however, of the
name of Fellows, got a chance to say a few
words which indicated that he felt sore because
the negroes of his State were his “lords and
masters.” From this It appears that Mr. Fel
lows is an unreconstructed individual who
won’t promise to behave himself and respect
the rights of his neighbors, if he is allowed to
vote. That is all that cuts him off trom access
to the ballot box In Arkansas, where the white
voters out-number the blacks by many thous
ands.
THE MKETLNU AT CITY HALL.
The rally at the City Hall was announced
to take place at 7 1-2 o’clock, but the length of
the route laid out for the procession caused a
delay, and it was not uutil 9 1-2 P. M. that
they returned from their tramp. Notwith
standing the Democratic demonstration and
their having Gilmore’s celebrated Baud trom
the “Hub,” a large crowd remained with pa
tient waiting outside, and also in the hall, for
the opening of the meeting. The route was
shortened, as elsewhere noticed, and when the
imposing “forces” made their appearance in
the City Hall the crowd cheered them lustily.
It was a magnificent sight. Torches were sooa
extinguished, and the gallant Tanners marched
nearly a thousand strong into the hall, the
Portland Band playing finely a martial selec
tion. The audience, which already was quite
large, was soon rapidly increased, and as the
aiHfcrcot organizations with their varied uni
forms, attractive equipments and snggestive
banners and transparencies came in they were
vociferously cheered. The hall, late though
the hour, was completely filled. Fairly speak
ing there wore neatly 3000 present.
N. A. Foster, Esq., chairman of the City
Committee, called the meeting to order ami
proposed the following list of officers, which
was accepted, the reading of the list of Vice
Presidents being omitted, owing to the late
ness of the hour:
Ppesidkst -ISRAEL WASHBURN, Jk.
Vice Peesidrsts—Gens. George F. Shepley,
Charles P. Mattocks, Hons. William Willis, St John
Smith, tieus. John Marshall Brown, Frances Fes
senden, Neal Dow, Hons. Benj. Kingsbury, Jr., W.
W. Wjndbury, Jamts ri MeCubb. S. E. Spring, By
ron Greenough, Esq.. T. C. Horsey, Esq., Nathaniel
Ellsworth, Esq., William E. Morris, Esq., r. G.Cum
mings, Erq., William Deering, Bsq., William E.
Gould, Esq., John B. Cummings, E.»q., Capis. Albert
Marwick, Russell Lewis, George A. Wright. Esq..
Hous. Josiah H. Drummond, George W. Woodman,
Reusellaer Cram, Joshua K. Weeks, Esq., Nathan
Webb, Esq., Hons. Jo'eph B. Hall, Woodbury Da
vis, George E. Talbot, Charles Holden, Jacob MoLel
lan, Halt L. Davis, Esq., H. M. Payson, Esq., J. H,
Fletcher, Esq., George W. Beal. Eeq., D. W. Clark,
Esq.. Charles Payson, Esq., G,M. Chase, Esq.,Cyiu»
S. Clark, Esq., B. I). Verrili, Esq., Wnt. G. Twom
hly, E q., John U. Hayes, Esq., A. P. Morgan, E»q.,
William H. Ayers. Esq., George W. True, Esq., Wm.
Ross, .Jr, Esq., William A. Wiuship, Esq., Ezra N.
Perry, Etq.. Charles It. Brcss, Etq , S. C. Chase,
Esq.,’Levi Weymouth, Esq.
SECKh-TAKiEH—George Gifford, Enoch Knight,
Perclval Bonney, Benj- Barnes, Jr.
Ex-Gov. Washburn was warmly greeted, as
he always is, and proceeded to make a capita]
introductory speech, as he always does, idahl
he:
In behalf of the City Committee I would
say that it is within the power ot the Repub
licans of Portland to give Grant, Chamberlain
and Lynch 1000 majority. To accomplish this
let every Republican be at the polls on Mon
day, vote and stay there, and work for the
glorious cause. Thoughtful men during the
war considered that the most doubtful crisis
would be that of reconstruction when the re
bellion shuuld close. They wondered whether
this people, who had the noble faith and cour
age to carry this couutry through the civil war
to a triumphant issue, would have tne patriot
ism, energy and determination to carry out
the restoration to a just and successlul issue.
The present indications are the most favorable
ones possible. Everywhere we find the people
becoming more united and hopeful Vermont
has spoken. (Great applause.) As Mount
Katalidin is higher than Mount Mansfield, the
highest ot the Green Mouutaiu rauge, so let
our State exceed Vermont in the glorious re
sult ou Monday. (Renewed applause.)
After still further remarks of a cheering aud
encouraging character, the eloquent chairman
in couclnston urged all to devote their time
and energies to the work of patriotism at the
polls.
Nathan Webb, Esq., cbairiuau of the Repub
lican City Convention of Saturdiy afternoon,
for the nomination of Representatives to the
Legislature, made a report as to the persons
cho§tD, viz:—N. A. Foster, Thomas B. Reed,
Charles J. Morris and Thomas E. TwitcheJl.—
The report was accepted.
Mr. Webb then suggested that Republicans
should not help pay the expenses of the Dem
ocrats by attending Gilmore's Sacred Concert
(last evening). that baud being engaged for
that purpose additional to the demonstration
of Saturday evening. The whole audience re
sponded with a tremendous ‘‘No! Never,” and
one one witty chap sung out with clarion voice,
“Send in your Ten Cents,” causing great
laughter anti applause.
Hon. Thomas Russell, of Boston, was then
introduced, and was received with hearty
cheers ami applause.
Judge Russell remarked tint the suggestion
of the chairman of the City Convention w;is a
pertinent one. Already we are now enjoying
the music of a sacred concert, fof no concert is
more pleasing or sacred than the voices of a
tree aud liberty loving people raised iu glori
ous accord in behalf oi the noble principles of
Republicanism. (Great applause.) He was
glad to see Maine so alive to the contest, ami
she will on Monday re-echo the glorious sounds
from Vermont. (Applause.) The whole coun
try is listening lor the voice from Maine. It
the State does its duty Ulyses S. Grant will U
elected President by an overwhelming minori
ty. (Enthusiastic cheers and applause.)
Judge Russell then proceeded to state some
reasons that induced him to support Gen.
Grant, and which should induce every loyal
man so to do. Ulysses S. Grant is our stand
ard bearer. (Cheers.) His name is kuowu
the world over as a groat captaiu and brave
man. He was our deliverer in war and will b"
our restorer iu peace. The sunrise does not
create the landmark as the gallant ship sail*
into th * harbor, hut it discloses it. So the war
did not make Grant great—it only discerned 1
him to the world. Out of the darkness ot
strife, out of the blazing artillery of Graut’s
anny we saw the headlauds ot the Constitu
tion aud the laudmarks of safety, aud above
all, and over all, loomed up the colossal char
acter of Gen. Grant. (Greajv.applause.) He
will carry out the people’s will and not be a
President who mistakes himself for Congress.
(Merriment.) Grant’s great success in organ
ising order out of chaos in the army, his judg
ment of men, Sherman’s letter acknowledg
ing Grant's splendid qualities of heart aud
mind were eloquent y alluded to. Judge Rus
sell also eulogized Colfax in the highest terms.
In conclusion, he was glad to find the Re
publicans of Maine so alive to the issue. He
appealed to them to work, organize, rally, be
vigilant and active. The life or death of the
country is involved. Sacred duty binds us to
gether in the cause. Work bravely that the
ship of State may be saved. Let us bo united
and determined, marching on to victory, in
spite of rebellious threats,
True as the 'Hal to the sun,
« Although it be not shotted upon.
But we shall win. (Applause.) Good news
ou Monday will cheer every loyal heart every
where. Because we are right the victory will
be ours. Eternal Justice sits enthroned above—
we know he is ou the side of Justice and will
Graut us success. (Applause.)
Gen. John L. Swift, of Boston, was thou in
troduced, and notwithstanding the lateness of
the hour, the largest part of the audience
chose to remain,
Hon. John Lynch, oar worthy Representa
tive to Congress, was then introduced and was
loudly cheered. He ouly desired to say a few
words as to our duty at this time.
Said he, we comparatively olose our labors
to-night, but to-motrow from eve / pulpit iu
this city aud iu the State will there be made a
Republican address. Every Christlau church
will preach a sermon in favor of right and jus
tice. It is an advantage over the Democracy
that we have religion on our side. (Applause.)
A prayer for the success ot the Democracy
would stick in the throat of every Christian
minister. (Applause.) Wherever “peace on
earth and good will lo men” is preached, there
Republicanism is proclaimed. Mv advice now
is to work, wobk, WORK. We can, if we
will, carry Portland by 1000 majority, the First
District by 2500 majority, aud elect Chamber
lain in the State by 20,000 majority. (Great
cheering.)
Considering the lateness of the hour Mr.
Lynch closed his remarks with a pertinent ref
erence to the noble cau9e and candidates, and
the glowing prospects of victory.
Hon. Stewart L. Woodford of Mew York'
Lieut Governor of the Empire State, who was
ou the platform, was loudly called, and as he
came forward was enthusiastically received.
He bad no doubt how Maine is going. The
people are aroused and the cause is sure of tri
umph. He related an incident which occurred
ou his way from Yarmouth iu the cars. He
came to a seat that was unoccupied. A bright
eyed young woman sat on the inner seat. He
asked to occupy the vacant one. The ’ady
consented and every thing was civil on both
sides. By and by the carrier boy camo along
with the Portland morning papers. Always
desiring to be “enlightened,” he bongbt the
Argus. Soon after lie remarked to the lady
that politics in Maine seemed lively, and that
the Argus seemed to be a good sort of a pa|>er.
‘Ow'„Tv."V‘'uV" became indignant and said
that her husband h»u iuusut for the Union
the war and lost au arm, and that he and she
both were Republicans.” She added, if you
aint a Republicans you can get right-up out
of this seat.” (Great cheering and applause.
Shout, “Bully for that woman.”) The Tan
ners rose en matte and gave her three rousing
cheers. Cries of “Go on I go on I” Governor
Woodford continued for some length of time
in a most eloquent manner, and we regret that
wo have not space for even an abstract of his
remarks.
The meeting was large even at the late hour
of closing, and it ended at nearly 12 o’clock
with rousing cheers for Grant and Colfax,
Chamberlain, Lynch, and the ■pcakers. It
was a good Saturdey night “watch meeting”
indeed. The Republicans arc wide awake and
full ol hope and courage.
Previous to the meeting, while waiting for
the procession to arrive, remarks were made
by the eloquent Baltimore Blacksmith, J. W.
Bear, and others, entertaining an audience
most acceptably.
An Incident of the Ku-Klux
Parade.
To tht Editor of the Press:
A young gentleman living several miles over
the bay, came to the city on Friday evening to
see the Ku-Klux Klan parade. As he was
looking out of Rafferty's oyster shop window,
to see the Kluxes, one of them said to him
“Take a tod. Jim?”
The father of this young man has always
dug clams for a living and is an honest man.
He has always voted the Copperhead ticket
and it would be well another time for the
Kluks to know which party they throw their
tods at. The young man never drinks any
thing stronger than Old Bye, and is a worthy
member of the Reading Society on Clapboard
Islaud.lt was quite an ungentlemanly affair for
the Klans to speak to this bashful young man
in this way—and his father doesn’t like it.
The result will be felt in the poll on the Island
to-day. When our virtuous young men can’t
look at a Copperhead procession without hav
ing a tod thrown in their faces, it is time that
the Reading Society took some action in the
premises. Toby Tosspot.
The Torchlight Procession at
larmouth.
Yarmouth, Sept. 12,1868.
To the Editor of the Frets:
In the shape of a torchlight procession, il
lumination and enthusiasm for the good cause,
Yarmouth has succeeded in beating everything
of the kind attempted since the campaign
oponoil. The piuuc»aiuu s formed at seven
o’clock, and was marched and countermarched
through the principal streets, endeavoring to
pass all houses that had taken the trouble to
illuminate, but unavoidably missing some. In
regard to the illumination I have not time to
particularize, but any one after witnessing the
number of buildings so brilliantly and mag
nificently lighted in honor of the occasion
would say at once “Copperheads hide your di
minished heads,” and next Monday will prove
they have done so. p#
Enthusiastic Meeting at Lit
tle Fails, Gorham.
Little Falls, Oobham, Sept. 11,1808.
Notwithstanding the stormy weather, the
Itepublleans of Gorham and Windham turned
out Friday evening to the number of on# thou
sand to listen to an address from Hon. Wm.
Pitt Fessenden The Senator was received
with great enthusiasm, and he held an atten
tive audience for more than two hours with
his usual forcible and candid reasoning, and
the meeting adjourned with loud and contin
ued cheer# for the speaker and the several can
didates to be snpp >rted on Monday next. The
audience was for the most part composed of
farmers. By actual count tlieie were over
two hundred wagons around the place of meet
ing. Look out for a big majority from Gor
ham and Windham for Hon. Jehu Lynch.
The officers of the meeting were: Freeman
Harding, Esq., of Gorham, President; Col.
Frederick liobie, Isaac McLdlan, Esq., of
Gorham, Hon. John Webb, and Col. Wm. R.
Cobb, of Windham, Vice Presidents. W.
A Voice from Massachusetts!
The Boston Journal in a well written article
upon the importance of our election to-day.
savs with great force, that “a majority of 20,
000 in Maine would ho like tipping the flrst ot
a row of standing brickB. It would assure
the vote of Pennsylvania, increase the majori
ty in Ohio and Indiana, and thus render al
most certain the Republican ascendency in
New York and some other States which the
Democrats are hoping to obtain. We are
pleased to see the earnestness of the work our
friendi are doing in the State.”
Urmacrntle Trnuspar. nclr* with Amend'
“«<l suysnitiaa by a Spectator.
“Gan. George B. McClellan, the soldier*'
friend.”
He never put them into a tight when it could
well be avoided, preferring they abould die a
natural death in the swamp* of Chicahominy
“Our white troops (ought nobly.”
About the only truth uttered by the Democ
racy during the canva**, but_it i* very evident
they had uo representative* in that crowd.
“Reconstructed"— caricature of a negro.
The most intellectual face to he seen in that
port on of the line.
“Beggar Kill in to the Devil.”
No isune given, hut from the very striking
resemblance, supposed to be a Democrat.
“Radical Shipwreck.”
The old siiip of State may some time found
er on the rock beneath that dauger signal, but
not this year.
“Number of ships owned in Portland 1860,
40; 1868,1. Our occupation’s gone.”
So is that of Admiral Senimes and sympa
thising England.
“No monied Aristocracy at the Expense of
the Poor.”
Except Irish city contractors, whiskey deal
ers, bounty brokers and shoddy contractors,
who would buib the Government they bobbbd.
“Working Men, the producers; Office Hold
ers, the leeches.”
The “uukindest out of all” to the Democrat
ic wire-pulliug office seekers who are ashamed
to be seen with their hireling array except at
the ballot box.
“Grant’s last speeeh—T am tired and worn
out.’ ”
He will get sufficiently rested to male anoth
er brief one on the 4th of March, l8fl<J, at the
White House.
“Radical coat of-arins—Spoons.”
The Spanish proverb says, “He needs a long
spoon that eats soup with the Dervit;” and so
do the Republicans to cat political soap with
the Democratic party.
V*allllcal Slates.
W. H. English, former member of Congress
fioni the second district of Indiana, and fa
mous in the administration of Buchanan for
tho celebrated “English bill,” now supports
Grant and Colfax.
Corrected retarns from Vermont increase
the Republican majority, which will toot up
about 27/iUU.
It is reposted from New Orleans that Gene
ral Hancock has written a letter to a personal
friend iu New Orleans that “Seymour and
Blair have not the ghost of a chance.”
A dispatch to the Wisconsin Democrat
from Little Rock, Arkansas, says: “Nineteen
Repnblicans have been assassinated in Colom
bia county within ten days. One man was
shot with eleven bullets for shouting tor Grant.
A reign of terror exists In the few counties
where there are large rebel majorities, but all
is quiet in oouuties where there are Republi
can majorities.
The three worst rerilers of New England
now living are George H. Pendleton, 8. 3. Co*
and Horatio Seymour.
Gen. J. It. Hawley of Connecticut and Hon.
E. A. Storr* of Chicago, fresh from their no
ble labors iu the Maine campaign, are to take
part in that of Massachusetts.
The World, not long ago, paid the following
tribute to Gen. Grant:
As Washington was elected and re-elected
on the strength of his character and services,
without pledges asked or given, we trust that
General Grant will be elected,if qlected at all,
in tho same way, and with the same generous
confidence. Having restored the aut hority of
the government, we hope that he may add the
highest oivil to the highest military fame by
restoring -long-last cordiality of feeling.
Michigan has a Grant and Colfax pole iu
nearly every township. The State is being
thoroughly canvassed. Seymour stands as
good a chance of carrying Vermont as Michi
gan. The Repuplicans have a sure thing iu
every Congressional distriot, and olaim the
State by 30,000 majority.
General James Simons. on« of the first law
yers of South Caroliua, addressed a Republi
can meeting at Hibernian Hall, Charleston,
on the 20th ult.
The “Pacific Slopers’’ are growing wild
with Grant and Colfax enthusiasm. Large
meetings are being held throughout the State,
and the Unionists promise to redeem at least
one of the two Democratic Congressional
Districts.
State Polities.
The Machias Republican says that “Hon. S.
D. Clay, Democratic stump speaker, offered to
sell himself to the Republican State Commit
ted for $6000, aod that his offer was not accept
ed. Whether this is true or not, the majority
of the Democratic office-seekers have just
about as much princiyle as is indicated by the
above rumored transaction.
Our exchanges mention the following addi
tional Republican nominations for the Legis
lature:—Oldtown, Henry Brown; Dover, Jehn
G. Mayo; Hampden and Veasie, J. 0. Patten,
of Hampden; Charleston, Pliny B. Soule, of
l.a Grange.
Hon. J. H. Drummond and Percival Bon
ney, Esq., of this city, addressed the citisens of
Casco village and Weeks' Mills, Sat onlay af
ternoon and evening. They found the people
fall of enthusiasm, and promising to give a
good account of themselves at the polls to-day.
The widow of a deceased soldier, who pays a
tax In Lewiston, has applied to the Alderman
to have her name added to the voting list. She
argued that taxation entitled her to represen
tation.
William L. l’utnam, Esq., of this city, ad
dressed the Democracy of Turner Thursday.
Hon. T. A. D. Fessenden has been re-nomi
nated for the Legislature by the Republicans
Of Auburn.
The New York Tribune of.Friday says:
We regret to say that Mr. Richard O’Gor
man has returned from Maine in a poor condi
tion of health. If Mr. O'Gorman is anxious to
enlighten the people of New York upon the
question of high taxes and <orrnption. let him
explain how it is that the “Ring, of which he
is a conspicuous member, is the most shame
less that ever disgraced a government, and
that the offiue which be bolds has added more
to the burden* of the people of New York than
daring the administration of any former in
cumbent.
Hon. John A. Peters writes to the Bangor
Whig that “for an uncommon victory Aroos
took is sure.”
nr. FiHsbnry at Brldgtna.
Habrisoa, Sept. 12, 1868.
To the Editor of the Prest:
It was my privilege to be present at Bridg
ton last Wednesday, 10th inst., and listen to
the speech ot Mr. Pillsbury, the Democratic
caudidate lor Governor of Maine. Mr. Pills,
bury has, it must be admitted, a very captivat#
ing style of oratory, and is quite ingenious in
presenting the leading arguments in favor of
the Democratic policy, as well as iu evading
the salient points urged agaiust that policy by
Republican speakers and writers.
Mr. Pillsbury reviewed the matter of recon
structing the rebel States, aud spoke of the
great expense of keeping troops in the South
during the process of reconstruction, also of
the expense ol carrying on other branches of
the government, assuming that if the Demo
cratic party could have the refers of power
these expenditures would be at o«ce either
abolished or much diminished, and everything
would be accomplished on a scale of economy,
aud in a manner as to honesty of government
officials never known under Republican ad
ministration. Hear him, O ye Democratic de
faulters, embezzlers, treasury thieves, bank
rupts aad repudiators! How beautiful are
your feet as ye tread the splendid halls and
corridors of the Capitol, or walk through the
mazes and into the dreary vaults ef the Treas
ury building! How charming are your voices
as you hurl your denunciation at the extrava
gance and dishonesty of Republicans, and
laud the patriotism, the honesty, the economy,
the freedom and toleration which are usually
characteristic of Democratic elections and ad
ministrations! Listen, O ye Democrats, aud
be dumb ye much abused Rebels! F.
Qea. 4 bnmberlata 10 Keeirn Iks Rnrm
der of Lm'i .llainc l.irateaant.
The Somerset Reporter makes the follow
ing pertinent suggestion:
. It will be remembered that Gen. Grant as
signed Gen. Chamberlain to receive the sur
render of the rebel Democracy under Gen.
Lee at Appomattox, April 9th, 18<lo.
Happily this same Chamberlain will re
ceive lor Gen. Grant the surrender of tha
Maine Democracy next Monday.
At Appomattox, he received about 20,000
rebel Democrats. Next Monday a majority
of 20,000 tor Chamberlain will indicate the
will of the people respecting the Maine De
mocracy.
Tck Maine Democrat and the LaCrossm
Democrat—The Maine Democrat, Charles A.
Shaw proprietor, and the LaCrosse Democrat,
M. M. Pomeroy, proprietor, are on file at the
Merchants’ Exchange Reading Room. We
hope every citiaen of Portland who intends to
vote the Democratic ticket to-day will, before
doing so, examine these two Democratic pa
pers.
Hydrology.—Pillsbury resorts to two Laket
to wash the Kingfleld stains from his charac
ter, but the ocean itself would be insuAcient
for that purpose.
The Lewiston Journal says that on Wed
nesday evening a fellow entered the house of
Alderman McGillicuddy of that oily, through
an open window. A slight noise which he
made attracted the attention of a daughter of
Mr. McG., who was studying in another room,
aud looking in, she saw him strike several
ni O'.iof, arti t*y wJ w.M^e window cur
tains on tire. Miss McGillicuddy screamed,
arousing the rest of the family, who had re
tired, w he u the fellow dropped his matches
and run, not before he was recognised, how
ever, and the police are on his track. Mr, Me*
Oillicuddy was absent from home at the time,
which the rogue probably knew.

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