Newspaper Page Text
THE HUNTINGDON GLOBE, A DEMOCRATIC FAMILY JOURNAL, DEVOTED TO LOCAL AND GENERAL NEWS, &C.
Wednesday, August 15, 1860
LANDS ! BLANKS ! BLANKS !
LEASES FOR HOUSES,
NOTES, with a waiver of t
JUDGMENT NOTES, with
ARTICLES OF AG REE:SIE
and Ministers of the Gospel.
COMPLAINT, WARRANT. and COMMITMENT, in ease
Lf Asianlt and Battery. and Affray.
SCIERE FA.CIAS, to recover amount of Judgment.
COLLECTORS' RECEIPTS, for State, County, School,
Borough and Township Taxes.
Printe,l on superior paper. and for sale at the Office or
the HUNTINGDON GLOBE.
BL_ NES. of ever}• description, printed to order, neatly
at short notice, and on good Paper.
A DE 3LAS,
FOIL VICE PRESIDENT,
- 7: -ESE. V. JOHNSON,
DEMOCRATIC STATE NOMINATION,
[ l n S in-11-)
1.71;1 D i J')
Let the People Know ! !
That there remained in the National Con
vention at Baltimore, after every disorgani
zing Rebel had seceded, 438 regularly ap
pointed delegates, entitled, under the rule, to
cast 218 votes-16 MORE than TWO
THIRDS of a Full Convention. Let them
know that, en the second ballot, STEPTIEN A.
DOUGLAS, received 1811- votes of the 218, over
FORTY more than TWO-THIRDS of the
whole vote present. And then, to clinch all,
let them know, that the resolution declaring
STEPHEN A. Douar,As to be the unanimous
choice of the Convention, passed without a
single dissenting voice ; so that Stephen A.
Douglas actually received 213 votes—SIX
TEEN votes more than twc-thirds of a full
Let the People know, too, that the Seceders'
Convention which nominated Breckinridge
and Lane had no authority from any constit
uency to sit at Baltimore outside of the regu
lar Convention—that it did not contain more
than eighty or ninety delegates who had even
a shadow of authority from the people to act
—that it cast in all but 105 votes—not one
of them properly authorized, orbinding on any
body—let them know this, and let them decide
which was the Itegular and which was the
Disorganizers' Convention, and which of the
nominee's, Douglas or Breckinridge, is enti
tled to the undivided support of the National
LOOK. AT was decided at Cresson
that the electoral vote of
.the State should be
cast for any man running as a Democrat
whom it could elect. Now, let us suppose
that out of a total vote in Pennsylvania in No
vember next of 500,000, 251,000 should be
polled for the Fusion electoral ticket, and it
should thus be successful—that of the 251,-
000 thus polled 201,000 should be given for
Douglas, and but 50,000 for Dreckinridge—
thus showing that but one-tenth of our voters
favored the election of the latter ; if the vote
of Pennsylvania could elect the Disunion
nominee, under the terms of the Cresson res
olution he would receive it. And, in despite
of noisy partisan professions of a regard for
" the will of the majority," and for the right
of the people to govern themselves, the Demo
cracy of the State would so arrange their po
litical machinery as to elect as President, by
the electoral votes of the Stale, a man support
ed by less than one-tenth of our voters, and op
posed by store than, nine-tenths of our citizens !
An act of perfidy like this, if by any pos
sibility it could be successful, might, it is
true, renew the terms of those Federal offi
cials who have so basely prostituted the pow
er they possess, but it would forever seal the
doom of the Democracy of Pennsylvania, and
consign them to eternal defeat. Those who
are too unprincipled or too obtuse to see the
force of this fatal objection to the action of
the Cresson Committee are beyond the reach
of argument of any kind.
BRECRI.NRIDGE STRENGTH IN ST. LOUIS.-
The result of the election in Missouri shows
that Breckinridge stock is far below par in
that State. The following is the official poll
of votes in St. Louis for Governor
11. Jackson, Breck.inridge Dem
J. B. Gardenhue, Republican,
C. F. Jackson, Douglas Dem
Judge Orr, Bell, Union,
Breckinridge is making a pretty show to
wards being considered the Democratic can
didate for President.
ge-We go to press, this, Tuesday, after
noon. The town is full of party men. The
Opposition hold their Convention this after
noon. The Democratic Convention will meet
to-morrow afternoon. The Breckinridge dis
organizers are very sour. They are ready to
agree to any proposition by which they will
be recognized as inside the regular organiza
tion. If the conduct of the bolters of the reg
ular nomination can b 7 endorsed by either a
direct or a compromise vote of the party rep
resentatives, then party organization is not
worth contending for.
he $3OO Law.
a waiver of the $3OO Law.
NT. with Teachers.
'ES, for Justices of the Peace
THE LAST ATTEMPTED SWINDLE.—The Dem
ocratic State Executive Committee at their
meeting on Thursday last at Cresson, changed
in some respects their proposition for a fusion
of the Democrats and Disorganizers on an
Electoral Ticket. The proposition is now
that the Democratic Electoral Ticket be head
ed with the name of Douglas or Breckinridge
as an Elector at largo, and in the event of the
success of said ticket, if a greater n umber shall
have been cast for Douglas then the Electoral
College of the State shall be tact fur Douglas
and Johnson, but if for Breckinridge, then
for Breckinridge and Lane ; if the vote of
Pennsylvania cannot elect the candidates for
whom the majority of votes are cast, and can
elect any man running fur President eictinting
to be a Democrat, then the vote of the Electo
ral College shall be cast for that candidate ;
if it will not elect either of the Democrats for
whom it is cast or any of the Democrats who
are voted for in the States, then the vote shall
be cast for the candidates who have the ma
jority of the votes in the State.
To Democrats who are willing to go into
the contest to defeat the Opposition by any
means no matter how dishonorable and de
structive of the National Democratic party
and its organization, this proposition might
seem fair enough, but for one we shall never
agree to compromise the regular nomination
of Stephen A. Douglas, the only man who has
any claims upon the party as the Democratic
candidate for the Presidency, to defeat Lincoln
or any other Opposition candidate. We seek
no compromise with the Disunionists of the
South, or with the disorganizers in this State,
who are either ignorantly or knowin glydestroy
ing the peace and prosperity of the country.
We are as much opposed to the Disunionists
f the South and their candidate, John C.
Breckinridge, as we are to the fanatical Re
publicans of the North and their candidate,
Abe Lincoln. We cannot go into a fusion
with - either. The Democratic party is the
only national organization in the Union, and
its organization must be kept pure, and free
from any connection with the Disunion senti
ments of the traitors North and South. Noth
ing but a straight-out Electoral Ticket, pledged
to the support of the regular nominees of the
party will receive the support of true Demo
crats in this State.
TITINC.S ARE WORKING.- - We learn through
the Clermont (Ohio) Sun that at the Doug
las ratification meeting which came off at
Felicity on Thursday, August 0, John G.
Marshall, Esq., a leading Republican hereto
fore, but who espoused the cause of Douglas
and Popular Sovereignty, was present and
Also, that on Monday, the 23d ult., a
Douglas Popular Sovereignty Club was formed
at Amelia, in that county, when thirty-seven
members signed their names. Among them
was Dr. A. V. Hopkins, one of the oldest and
best citizens of that place. it man of influence
and who has been voting the Opposition ticket
for years, but who now feels that Douglas
and Popular Sovereignty are right. Three
or four other straight-out Republicans signed
their names to the Douglas club. The ball
is rolling. The popular heart is beating
DARING OUTRAGE BY THE DRECKINRIDC.2
DISORG AN IZERS AT MCCONNELLSBURG, PA.-
During the absence of the editor of the Ful
ton Democrat, Mr. Sansom, at Cresson, last
week, the Breckinridge disorganizers entered
the office of that paper, mutilated the forms,
ran up the Breckinridge flag, and issued an
edition of the paper under that banner. The
party held a county meeting on 'Friday: night,
at which a regular skirmish was indulged in
between the Douglas and Dreckinridg,e men.
Much bitter feeling prevailed, and the meet
ing broke up in a row.
The affair has created considera,lile excite
ment. A personal rencontre also took place
after the meeting, between Mr. Sansom and
G. A. Smith, a Breekinridge attorney. San
som gave Smith the lie, when the latter col
lared him. The parties were then separated.
A DOUGLAS ELECTORAL TicKEr.--TheWelsh
State Executive Committee having refused to
call a new State Convention to put in nomi
nation an Electoral Ticket pledged to the
support of the Democratic nominees, the
Democratic friends of Douglas will expect
the true friends of the party on that Commit
tee to act with the Committee lately appoint
ed by the Mass Convention which met at Har
risburg, that at an early day the regular or
ganization may have a full and honest ticket
pledged to the nominees, to be voted for by
all good Democrats. The State Committee
appointed at Harrisburg, will meet in that
place to-day, and by next week we may know
what course will be taken to give the party a
true Douglas Electoral Ticket.
Turn SINCERITY OF THE BREMINRIDGERS FOR
A CO3IPROMISE.—One of the Breckinridge fu
sion delegates, the only one elected in this
place on Saturday last, declared repeatedly
that he will not vote for the Electoral Ticket
as it now stands—that he will vote for Bell
and Everett if the Breckinridge faction fails
to put up a straight-out Breckinridge ticket.
And yet this man was voted for and elected
by compromise and Douglas Democrats. We
regret to say that some Democrats aro easily
A GREAT SPEECII.—On first page of this
paper will bo found the great speech of Ste
phen A. Douglas, delivered at Concord, N.
11, a few days since. Read it. It should be
read by the whole people of this nation.
KENTUCKY ELECTION.—The late State elec
tion has gone strongly against Breckinridge.
Returns have been received from sixty out of
the one hundred and four counties, and Breck
inridge is already behind in the popular vote
over twenty-nine thousand votes. The State
last year went 76,187 Democratic to 67,271
Opposition. Bell and Everett now leads
heavily in every county in the State. The loss
to Breckinridge of his own State, by such a
heavy majority, should satisfy every Demo
crat that be can make no show for an elec
tion in November. He cannot carry a single
State in the Union by a vote of the people.
AFRAID TO TRUST THE PEOPLE.--At the last
meeting of the Executive Committee, Mr.
Miller proposed that a new State Convention
of delegates fresh from the Democracy be
called, and that all .Democrats be pledged to
abide the decision of such Convention. The
Breckinridge members of the Committee ob
jected, and voted down the resolution, and
by so doing they confessed the weakness of
Breckinridge in this State.
Testimony of the Opposition
A correspondent of the N. Y. Herald, an
ardent Breckinridge man, has started on a
tour of the North-West, and dates his second
letter at Cleveland. We quote:
The great north-west of Ohio is strongly
Republican. It is difficult - to calculate Doug
las' strength--for while the Breckinridge peo
ple declare it to be on the wane in Ohio, evi
dence is afforded that there is something sub
stantial in the "Little Giant's" position which
does not meet the public eye, but rests in the
hearts of the people. We will take one in
stance for the purpose of illustration.
The publisher of one of the Douglas pa
pers in this city—the Plain Dealer—has pub
lished a campaign sheet every Presidential
election for a number of years. Heretofore
he has thought he was doing well if he ob
tained five or six thousand subscribers ; at
the present time the demand for the paper is so
immense that he has been obliged to put on
extra help in every business department.—
Commencing with one subscription book ca
pable of containing five or six thousand
names, he filled that to overflowin! , -, then
book No. 2 was filled ; then book No. 3, and
now No. 4 is being rapidly filled. lie has
now some forty thousand circulation, and
new names pouring in from every quarter
every day. This is a fact respecting Doug
las' secret strength in the West that may well
be weighed in making up an estimate of his
popularity in this quarter.
National Democratic Correspondence
and T.l.Trecutive Committee.
GEN A. L. Iteuzurer; Chairman.
No. I.—Hon. Chas. Brown, Daniel Dougherty, Joseph
3legary. J. r. ONVOIIq, St-phen Taylor. George
Derrill. James Sherridan. E. G. Webb.
" 2.—Wm. D. Waddell, George Palmer.
" A. Brower Longaker, Henry S. Bonsai.
4.—Capt. IV. IL H. Davis,
" 5.-11. E. Wright, Maj. A. W. Bodley.
•" 6.—llenry Flannery, Josiah Het:ling.
" 7.—Hon. Geo. Hahn. A. L. ave.
" Wm. Lilly. S. IL Drehr.
‘• 9._llenry I. Madill. David D. Dewit.
" 10.—Hon. C. F. Bermun. Dr. A. Bedford.
" 11.—Barnet Lacy, Henry Sherwood.
12.—Hon. Jas. Gamble, Ira C. 3litchell.
" 13.—Gen. John K. Ciente nt. Dr. John IC. Kul is.
6 " IL-11. Commun. Col. It. 31. Itussel.
6" 15.—Dr. B. L. Orth, Simeon Line.weaver.
" 16.—Cleo. 31. Kline, Thos. 11. We . 611, John S. Dough
erty. Nathan Worley.
"; 17.-11. L. Fisher..Toseph
19.—Jolin Armstrong. John ratsby.
" Scot.% John O'Kennuell.
Fenlon, L. :Jackson Critic.
" 21.—ffiffin K. Calhoun. 11. IV. \Vier.
—.l.d n 31. Laird, IV. W. Reffiliek.
Gibson. 'Tames Lindsey.
21.—. lances H. Hopkins. .Tos. IZ. Hunter, Capt. &m
-id Campbell, S. !Tarpon
" 25.—Jaeob :Ziegler, Thomas Cunningham.
" 25.—Samuel Griffith, Chas. Taylor.
27.—leaf. Grant. Win. P. Shattuck.
" 2 5 .—C01. C. L. Lamberton, H. J. Nicholson.
The foregoing Committee appointed I.y resolution of the
Democratic Converstion held at Harrisburg on July 20,
HENDRICK B. WRIGHT. Pres't
The above. Corillnittee %NM meet at Harrisburg to-clay
The. 'Manliness of Senator Douglas---Ms
Rhode Island Speech.
In his late speech at the Rhode Island
clambake, Senator Douglas said:
"I am reminded every day that it is ex
tremely imprudent for a Presidential candi
date to make speeches without their being
carefully written, and allowing the reporters
to take them down and spread them broad
cast to the world, for I might make enemies
by it. If my object was to get to the Presi
dency by any means, rather than to vindicate
the truth, perhaps I would be willing to play
mummy and put a padlock on my lips fur
fear I might utter an honest sentiment and
loose a vote by it. [Applause.] I would
scorn to receive any man's vote under false
pretences. lam asked why I do not advise
my friends to make a union ticket with the
Secessionists. Why don't you make oil and
water mix? A Union ticket between the in
terventionists and non-interventionists !
Never on earth. [Good, good.] I am will
ing to act with all men who agree with me
in principle against all men who aro in favor
of disturbing the peace and harmony of this
country—thrusting this negro question into
the Congress of the United States."
The above remarks are worthy of the high
toned, bold and independent statesman, and
they will meet the approval of the people who
admire manliness and courage. They will
be appreciated at this time, particularly in
Pennsylvania, when the eleventh hour, spuri
-0213 friends of the Democratic nominee are
howling for a Union Electoral ticket, against
which his original and true friends protest.
In relation to such an unholy " union," we
exclaim with Senator Douglas, " Never nev
A SLIGUT MISTAKE.—We notice that a
number of journals fall into the error of sta
ting that Mr. Douglas was not nominated by
a full two-thirds vote of the whole Conven
tion. Thus one of them says:
"The vote by which Mr. Douglas was nom
inated was 181Z f —thus lacking 2.01- votes of
two-thirds of the Electoral College, which
had been previously determined upon as ne
cessary to a choice."
Mr. Douglas was not nominated on the
second ballot, when be received 181; 1 r votes.—
After that ballot, when it was apparent that
nothing could prevent his nomination, ho was
immediately declared nominated, viva voce,
by the unanimous vote of the whole Conven
tion, which numbered 421 members, or 212
votes. Mr. Douglas was therefore nominated
by ten more votes than the required two
OUT FOR GEN. FOSTER.—The Centre Demo
crat, (the Republican organ of Centre county,)
has at length concluded to pitch in for Gen.
Foster, our worthy candidate for Governor.—
We take the subjoined qtract from that pa
per of the 19th ult.
"A finer gentlemen than General Foster
cannot be found in the State, and it is an in
fernal outrage for his party to treat him so
shabbily. Ile is the model of an American
gentleman and statesman. Ile is an upright
consistent man, and such men are always
welcome to our ranks. One thing we will
promise him if he joins us we will at least
treat him decently, and that is more than the
Democrats are doing for him at the present
time. We are sorry that we are placed in a
hostile position toward General Foster, for
we like him very much, and come what may,
no word of abuse shall ever escape our lips
when speaking of him, nor will we stand by
and hear him traduced by any one. The
man that maligns him in our presence, will
be told he is mistaken—if he repeats his
abuse he will be told he is a liar—and if he
reiterates a third time, what we know to be
false, we will smash his teeth down his
throat. For Gen. Foster we have the warm
est feelings of personal friendship."
The Vote of Pennsylvania This Fall
The New York Daily News, a journal which
cannot be said to be effected by local prefer
encesand prejudices, has a very calm and well
reasoned article proving that in any event—
whether one or two electoral tickets are run
in Pennsylvania, the chances are largely that
Mr. Douglas will carry the electoral vote of
the Sate. The News bases its calculations
upon the figures of the last Presidential elec
tion, and shows very clearly that while the
contest will be between Douglas and Lin
coln, the former is almost certain to suc
ceed. rhe ./V ors says :
In 1856, the Democratic vote in this State
was 9 30,772 ; the Republican, 147,963 ; the
American, 82,202. Total, 460.937. Demo
cratic over Republican, 82,809 ; over Ameri
can, 148,574 ; over both, 607. The Republi
can minority on the popular vote was 165,011.
Now divide the, increase of votes in the State
at the approaching election over that of 1856
equally between the two parties, and the Re
nublicans must induce 82.506 of those who
voted against them in 1856, to ehange their
votes in their favor in 1860, to carry the State by ,
a majority vote. When we take into account
the great popularity of young Fremont at that I,
time and the coldness with which the nomina
tion of Lincoln has been received, and his con
ceded unpopularity in the State, we think no
sane man can expect the Re publicans to obtain
a majority of the votes cast this fall. Their
partial success in the State elections since
1856, has been Owing entirely to locr,l causes
and divisions in the Democratic party. These
local causes will have but little influence
in a Presidential contest, and the divisions in
the Democratic party have been in a great
measure healed by the nomination of Mr.
Those who have voted against the party in
their State elections, since 1856, on account
of the unpopularity of Mr. Buchanan and his
Administration, will now vote for Mr. DJug
las, who also opposed the measure of the Ad
ministration, which were unpopular with
them. Undur these circumstances it is safe
to calculate that the Republican party will
not increase their votes on Lincoln above that
which they gave Fremont more than their
share of the increased vote of the State. Es
timate this increase at 15 per cent, on the
vote of 1856, and it amounts to 6,014 ; give
the Republicans one half, 3,457, and it in
creases their vote, taking 1856 as a basis, to
151,420, which will leave them 82,506 below
a majority in the State. This is estimating
their vote as high, we think, as it can be
claimed to reach under any circumstances, as
it allows them to retain their entire vote for
Fremont, a more popular candidate than Lin
coln, and gives them one half of the increased
vote in the State. We doubt if the most ar
dent Republicans will claim more thin this.
The only question, then, for us further to
examine is, will the 151,420 votes which the
Republican candidates may possibly obtain
in Pennsylvania be a plurality? It will be
seen that 310,481 votes are left from which
one of the three other candidates in the field
roust obtain a larger vote than the Republi
cans to defeat them. Tile vote for Mr. Fill
more in 1856 was 82,202. Mr. Fillmore had
been President of the United States for nearly
four years. Ile was an able statesman and
an upright, honest man. His administration
was very popular in Pennsylvania, not only
because of his integrity and his executive
ability, but because he favored the protection
of the iron manufacturers, in which that State
has much capital embarked, and great inter
ests involved. Take into the account the
fact that there is no prospect of the election
of Mr. Bell, as all must admit that this name
cannot possibly go into the House of Repre
sentatives, should the election go there, is it
not reasonable to estimate that this vote this
Fall, under these circumstances, will not ex
ceed 40,000 ? The chances certainly are that
if a perfect union is not formed between the
supporters of the Union candidates wed those
of Mr. Douglas, their votes will fall short of
40,000 ; rather than exceed that figure. The
broad, conservative National principles of the
Democracy who have nominated Mr. Douglas
being more in unison with those of the Union
party than the avoweCoprinciples of either of
the other candidates, and there being no hope
of the election of Mr. 8011, the Union men
must, in accordance with their professions
and noble Union sentiments, support Mr.
In accordance with this estimate there re
mains 270,431 votes to be divided between
Douglas and Mr. Breckinridge. If we are to
judge from the vote of Pennsylvania in favor
of Mr. Douglas in the National Convention—
if we are to form an estimate of the preferen
ces of the Democratic party from public meet
ings and the public press, and from the opin
ions of intelligent citizens from every part of
the State with whom we have conversed, Mr.
Breckinridge with all Mr. Buchanan's influ
ence and patronage cannot receive over one
fourth of the Democratic vote of the State.
To avoid all appearance of unfairness or
want of candor, we will estimate it at one
third, which will be 92,144 votes. As there
are no other candidates to divide the Demo
cratic vote, Mr. Douglas will receive 184,287.
This will be 32,867 over Mr. Lincoln, and
give him the electoral vote of the State with
a margin of 30,000 to cover contingencies.
If the Republicans claim that they can
draw from 40,000 votes estimated to Mr. Bell
sufficient to carry the State for Mr. Lincoln,
we answer that Mr. Douglas will stand a bet
ter chance for these votes if Mr. Bell is
dropped than Mr. Lincoln will. If Mr. Bell
should poll a larger vote than we have esti
mated, we think the increase will come from
the Republican ranks—from those who are
alarmed at the John Brown raid, disgusted
with Mr. Sumner's fanatacism and who trem
ble for the perpetuity of the Union, rather
than from conservative Union Democrats.—
On the other side we are of the opinion that
Breckinridge will not receive 20,000 votes in
the State. This will place the vote of Mr.
Douglas far beyond the reach of Mr. Lincoln
and give the electoral vote of the State to him
beyond a peradventure. As goes the Key
stone State so goes the Union, is an old saying.
Pennsylvania has seldom, if ever, voted for
an unsuccessful candidate.
Letter from Abe's Cousin, Chas. Hanks.
Lincoln, it is said, split rails with one John
Hanks, his cousin. John has written a letter
on the subject, and now Charles Hanks, John's
brother and Abe's cousin, knocks daylight
through Lincoln's ancient biography. Here
is his letter :
[From the Decatur (Ill.) Magnet.]
EDITOR. OF TUE MAGNET—Dear Sir :—ln
the last week's issue of the Chronicle I noticed
a letter signed "John Hanks," which is so
extraordinary in many of its features that I
feel called upon to give it a brief notice.
John Hanks is my younger brother, and
Abe Lincoln is my cousin. I have known
both John and Abe from their earliest child
hood. Since brother John has committed
himself to the Decatur politician, who is using
him as a tool to speculate in certain old rails
(that I know cousin Abe never made,) I have
great fears that brother John, like cousin` Abe,
has fallen into bad hands, and that a man by
nature made for h good man, but who always
needed protecting counselors, may be by his
bad associations entirely ruined. I have known
the entire history of both brother John and
cousin Abe, and all that stuff in the letter
published in the Chronicle is stuff, miserable
stuff, and although poor brother John's name
is signed to it, I know that he even yet does
not know what is in it ; much less did lie ever
write it. It is the work of men, unscrupulous
in the means that they may use in gulling
In John's letter I find a long and pathetic
allusion to cousin Abe's early and hard life.
That may be poetical, but there is but little
of it true. In Abe's young days he was sim
ply a wild haruin minim, boy, and jumping
and wrestling were his only accomplishments.
His laziness was the cause of many mortifica
tions to me ; for as I was an older boy than
either Abe or John, I often had to'-'do Abe's
work at uncle's, when the family were all sick
with the ague from eating watermelons, and
Abe would be rollicking around the country
neglecting, thcm. In those early days we ail
saw hard tunes ; yet a young man who was
energetic and industrious could dress himself
comfortably, and have plenty of plain, good
food to eat. I have often felt ashamed of
cousin Abe in seeing him a full grown man,
~ *adding around the country barefoot. with
hi; toes outrageously spraddled out by the
mud ; and instead of reading his books, as
brother John, through the Decatur politician
so poetically tells us, he would be rowdying
around with a pack of wild yormg, men. I
well remember when he went courting one of
Major Warnick's daughters, in this county,
his boots were so miserably had that his feet
were frosted, and he had to lay up at Major
Warnick's for two weeks, and have the old
lady nurse and doctor his feet. .
am fully persuaded that brother John is
taking the strange course that he is now pur
suing for the purpose of making a little mon
ey out of a rail speculation, and if I could for
one moment think that the Decatur sharpers,
in whose hands he has placed himself, would
not cheat him nut of every cent of money, I
would not spoil the speculation by telling the
The facts in regard to those rails are these.
The little farm that John and Abe made the
rails to fence contained ten acres. About
five years after this little farm was fenced,
the entire fence was burned up, to my certain
knowledge, Po.. I hauled the rails to fence it
the second time ; Lewis 11. Ward, who now
resides in this county, witnessed the fire that
burned the rails, and he is willing to make
affidavit of this fact.
I lived within two miles and a half of this
Lincoln farm from the time it was first settled
up to 1857, and during these early times our
farmers were subject to being visited by de
vastating fires and Iknow that the fence around
the Lincoln farm was consumed at least three
times. And I know that after the Lincoln
family had left the farm, that the fence was
again burned, and that Shelt Whitely and
Daniel McDaniels made the rails and refenc
I think, that I am almost certain, that the
rails that are now being worshipped all over
the North as Lincoln rails were made by poor
Bill Strickland, who is now poor, blind, help
less and in Macon county poor house. And
if these philanthropic Republicans would al
low me to make them one suggestion, it would,
he to help poor Bill Strickland, who really
did make the rails, and who is as honest as
Abe or anybody else that ever mauled a rail,
instead of spending their money over his rails.
As to cousin Abe being the "Honest Abe
politician," that is a new title for him.—
When he first came to Illinois, I know that
he was a strong Democrat. I always thought
that he turned Whig afterwards because he
had settled in a Whig district. And when I
heard him in 1856, in the court house at De
catur, make a speech, in which he asserted
that he would continue to "agitate the sub
ject of negro slavery so long as was heard the
crack of the lash upon the yellow girl's back,"
I did not feel like he was either very honest
or very patriotic, for I suppose that he said
that for the purpose of catching Abolition votes.
I know that cousin Abe cared nothing
about cutting the throat of the old Whig party
the very moment that he supposed he could
make anything by building up a new party.
And 'never supposed that he cared one cent as
to what the principles of the new party should
be, only so it was fixed that he could get of
Now, as to cousin Abe's running flatboats,
that amounts to just this : Some young fel
lows had cut a raft to run down to Jim town,
and Abe, for the fun of the thing, went along,
instead of staying at home and attending to
his work, that was needing him very much.
That is the extent of his flatboating.
If cousin Abe can honestly got a good of
fice, I want to see him do so • but these abom
inable lies that are being told on him by pol
iticians who pretend to be his friends, I repel
as a family insult.
In my own hunely way, I have told the
above as it occurred, for the benefit of my
honest neighbors and acquaintances, and I
wish you to publish it just as it is. I may
trouble you again.
Douglas will be elected by the People ! At
no former;period in the political history-;of
this nation did the chances:for the triumphant
election of the regular nominees of the Demo
cratic party appear more bright, than does,
at this moment, that of Douglas and Johnson.
There is no enthusiasm—there are no changes
—there is no hope for the election of any other
ticket. The People—the mighty masses of
all- parties, North and South, East and West,
are rallying beneath the bright banner of
Douglas and Johnson in scores—by hundreds.
The idea that the traitor Breckinridge has
any strength with the People, is a base false
hood. All the enthusiasm that his friends,
the Buchanan office-holders, boast about, is
sheer deception; manufactured at the expense
of truth, to keep up the drooping spirits of
the handfull of Sore-heads and Disunionists
that are enlisted beneath their black banner
of Disunion. But this dodge will not do.—
Their followers are daily deserting them, and
we predict that before November these dis
graceful factionists will not have a sufficient
force to bury the stinking carcases of their
If our space did permit, we could fill every
column of two entire papers, such as ours,
with the changes that have recently taken
place in favor of Douglas and Johnson. We
must suffice, however, with whatlollows:
One Hundred at a Lick.—The Appleton,
Wis., Crescent states that a late Douglas rat
ification meeting in that city, over one hun
dred men were seen marching in the torch
light procession who toted for Fremont in
1856, and who are now enthusiastic for the
EE:r The New Albany, Indiana, Leriger
says that Ex-Governor Charles A. Wickliffe,
of Kentucky, has come out strong for Douglas.
.ki , t."ar'. Hon. Hugh Short, of Sanole Parish,
Louisiana, a prominent lawyer and a leading
and influential Democrat, has declared fur
Douglas and Johnson, the regular nominees
of the Democratic party.
k a- The Washington Press say that J. S.
Beaty, Esq., of Washington county, (lowa,)
who for two or three years has been acting
with the Republicans, has come out fur
Dr. Steele of Warren county, lowa,
has left the ranks of the section a li s t s , an d
taken the field for Douglas and Johnson.—
Mr. Steele will he room tiered as the gentle
man who ran against Judge Townsend sever
al years ago in the Oth judical district.
EFT- Maj. D Nace, of Indiana, who left
the Democratic party some years ago because
it repealed the Missouri Compromise, has re
cently returned to its ranks, and declares his
intention to support Douglas and Johnson.
D. S. Summers, Esq., who has been
the leader of Republicanism in Princeton,
Indiana, has fully renounced Republicanism,
and come to do battlo under Douglas and
Twenty- Seven Afore.—The Detroit (Irieh.,)
Tree Pre...3 chronicles the fact that at Porn
Huron, in that State, sixteen persons joined
the Douglas Club who voted for Fremont in
1850. In the town of Newport in the same
county, there are twelve farmers who never
voted a Democratic ticket in their lives be
fore, all going for Douglas.
Anoiker Still.—The Detroit Free Press says:
"Among the secessionists to the Democracy
from the Black Republican ranks in Calhoun
county is ea-Sheriff 11. M. Dixon, of Mar
shal, who has been one of the main stays of
the opposition, and has done as much to built!
up and maintain the party as any man in the
Still Another.—Wc learn through the
Clermont, Ohio Sun, that at the Douglas rat
ification meeting which Come off at Fecility
on Thursday, August 9, John G. Marshall,
Esq., leading Republican heretofore, but who
has espoused the cause of Douglas and popu
lar sovereignty, was present and spoke.
Another Big Gun Conies Over.—The Amer
ican, (New Jersey) Standard is informed that
Han. Jacob M. Marshal, who has been an ac
tive Republican politician avows his determi
nation to support Douglas for President. He
can't go Lincoln.
Another Fort 'Wayne Indiana
" John Hamilton, Esq., of Fort Wayne,
has come out for Douglas and Johnson. Mr.
Hamilton has at all times been considered
the strongest man of the Opposition ranks in
Allen County—was a candidate for Sheriff
in that county in 1856, and ran ahead of his
Another Champion.—The lion . Archie Dixon
has taken the stump for Douglas. The little
giant of Illinois couldn't ask for a more gal
lant and effective champion than the tall giant
Twelve illore.—The Hillsdale (Michigan)
Democrat of July 26th says :
"We are informed by a reliable gentleman
living in this township that there are twelve
Republicans of his acquaintance, and in his
neighborhood, who have avowed their inten
tion to vote for the Little Giant and .John S.
Another Glorious Champion !—ln the per
son of the lion. W. Crump, of Virginia, the
cause of the National Democracy have anoth
er MA& and fearless advocate. Mr. Crump
was our Minister to Chili under President
Tyler. lie now takes the field for Douglas,.
So we go.
DEATH OF ABo FROM STANDING ON His
lIEAD.—On Friday last several boys were
playing in a freight car, trying which could
stand the longest on his head. A little son
of Thos. Lindsey stood nearly five minutes,
when he was prevented from standing longer
by one of the other boys. After gaining his
feet he immediately ran home, complaining
that his head hurt him, and in a few hours
expired, the blood rushing to his brain, caus
ing apoplexy. Let the little boys be careful
how they play.—Lincoln (Ill.) Herald.
LARGE BABY.—The Tamaqua Gazette boasts
of the size of Willie, son of William Krouse,
of that borough, who was born on the 14th of
last January. Age, 6 months; height, 30
inches ; weight 60 pounds ; measures around
the head, 18 inches ; around the belly, 31
inches; around the thigh, 18 inches; around
the arm, 11 inches,
The Great Douglas Flood I
Changes ! Changes ! Changes !
SEE HOW THEY COME !