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Douglas Among The People

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Oliltod Spring N. Y , Sept. 15. Judgu Douglus and wife left Oannndaigua tliia mornihg in a carriagt) drawn by sis horses. and proceedod to tho rusidciico of Lis molher, whore he renaaihecl tintil thé hour of the meeting ut Olifton Sprii The gathering at Clifton 5 pringa has far exceeded public expeofution. Procn Wayne County, a procession numhoring neurly 8,000 persons, in wugons, cavrine-', and on horsoback, arrivi g it noen, whüe uil Ihö eiirroimding tovvns sent in lurge de'pulatiorw. 'Little Giunt.-" fróm Watorloo, ReneCu Pulls, G-enova, Ganandaig'UH, Pnlmyra, Viotor, Vientm, and Lyous attended n uniiiirm. ■ Tho prnoession nocompanitid by sis bands of inusic. i-ecüii-ed Judge I?onglas on the hill at iho entrnnce to tht l', ar.d escort ed hilñ to tho fine grove oppoMte the Olifton Springs Hotel, whure from 15,000 to 20,000 people bad assernMed to hear his speech. Judgo Dougln8 commenced bj esprcssing pleasure ihat Iiü had tho opportunitv of relieving thesnxiotyof bis r'epublican frieude tíy announcing tbat he had fuund his motlier. Tlio old lady, Goá bless her. was in tino health and in uo srays wnoyed by the coraments of the partisan pruss. líe cxpressed his rogrfit that Mr.Linooln did Sud it safe to visit his birtliplace or the graves of his pareiits, for tear of violeuce, and commenced an argument against the republican doctrine trom that starting point. Sooa after the üonimonceraent of the speech, a person in the orowd usked pernussion to put a questioQ to Judge üouglas, who replied: "Ub, sir; I can't allow man to iüterrupt niy ehain of argument. No man has the right to iuterfere with a crowd of twenty thousaud people for the purposo of gratifying personal vauiiy." After the oonclusion of the argument, which occupied nearly two hours, sorae remarles were r.mde by Mr. Ogdon, wheu Air. Douglas again appeared oa the platfor:p, and amionr.ced tbat the person who had desired to interrupt him in ihe crowd had sent up a written question, which, he aid, he disired aiiswertd for information. Tiie }ue.süon was: ' Have the peoplo óf a Territory the right, according to the doctrine of non-interveiition to abolmh or exclude slavery from a Territory while in a Territorial condition'í" In answer to the cries of "Who wrote that questiou'r1' it was stated that it was put by H. O. Hutchinson. [Langhter.j Mr. Douglas then said: "X liave only a word to say in reply. If that man üad reaci any ouo speech that i have made on the subject in the last iive years, lic would liare iuund an unequivoeal auswer to the question. I have ande more tliau fifty speeches this year in whieh I have anawéred that qüestion, aud yct political opponenls insist on putting it to ïne, for the purpoae of creating doubt on the subject. 1 oannot beliuve there is a man in America, of ordinary inteüignuce, who does not kuow that I hold that the people of a Territory whilo a Territory, and during a Territorial coriditiou, may introduce, exelude, abolish or regúlate 8lavery just as they please. I have said that Nurth and South, and held the same áoutrin} every where. When I have Been neWupapers and email politiciaus renewing tht question, t has e.xcited in my bosom no other íeeling than thnt oí uriiriitigated contompt that they should pretend to have duubta on the. subject." Loud upplause followed this intei'pretation. At the conclusión of the meeting the crowd surrouudud tbe Hotel, serenad mg Doughis 11 the arternoon-, The town is filledjwith peddler's wagons and temporarv stands, as on fair day( and the whole place i alive vvith enthui-iíisn Thirty-five estra cars from tnc west have reauhed nore, al cruwded