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flUBSAH FOB ABE LINCOLN.
Tr " Baatmn Dance."
Hurrah' fccrnth1 did you heir the stmt
Tee Democrats have got tbe bines;
Tbev're periled now, and all afraid,
Btcaase we've nominated Abe.
Then ibont, freemen, shout!
Ebout, freemen, shoot;
We'll all nnite,
And bravely fight.
For tlie Star of Freedom 'a dawning.
Hi bo! well pot Ibem through.
Split their roilt. and ban! them loo.
Ill bo! well pot them throng.
Ep'it their mis, and hanl them too.
In all their Deli they cannot find
A candidate to tail their mind;
Tbej kick ami squirm, but 'til no use,
Their game up, their platform's loose.
Then shoot, fieemen, thont!
Elioat. freemen, ihoot!
U'ell all unite,
And bravely right.
For the Star of Freedom's dawning.
Hit ho! etc.
They know that they will lote th day,
If they take op with Stephen A.;
And to, to add to their humbng iwell,
I think they'd better lake op Bell.
Then ihoot, freemen, thont!
Shoot, freemen, shoot!
Well all nnite,
And bravely fight.
For lha Star of Freedom's dawning.
Ill1 bo! etc.
I bear they're bought an old steam-tog.
On which to place poor little Dug;
For President, too late they're fonnd,
His eoaMsil romes too near the ground.
Then shoot, freemen, sbont'
Shoot, freemen, shoot!
We'll all nnite.
And Iravrly Egtit,
For the Ftnr of Freedom's dawning.
Hi lio' etc.
Well sire them HaH ennu;li this Fall,
Tn suliify them one an " all,
r-.rred op in tsle qniip neat and pHin,
Atilli-t In-pored from Old Mime.
Then shont, freemen, shoot!
Ehoot, freemen, shont!
Well all nnite.
And bravely tight.
For the Star of Fredom'a dawning.
Hi! ho! etc.
Ilnrrah! hnrrah! we are sore to win.
And the way well beat will he a sin;
The coming year's impending blast.
Will show that they hiive crowed their last.
Then shoot, freemen, shont!
Ehoot, freemen, shont!
Well an nnite.
And bravely fight.
For the Star of Freedom's dawning.
Hi! ho' well pot them throogh,
Fplil their nils, and hanl thtm too.
Hi' ho well pot them throogh,
Eplit their rails, and hanl them too.
Is Douglas a Catholic.
We have never asserted that Judge
Donglas is a Catholic. We do not in
tend to make that assertion until we can
prove it. But in spite of our honest for
bearance, the talk on the streets makes
out & prima facie case against him. We
do not care to repeat all thatisiaid, bo
catM mnch is asserted that we cannot
substantiate. The main points, however.
are these : that when Judge Douglas was
in Enrope, and shortly after he had left
Rome, there came a report to this coun
try, through the Catholic journals, that
an eminent American statesman a mem
ber of the Senate of the United States
bad submittted to the Pope, received ab
solution, and, as our Protestant friends
would say, the "right hand of fellowship."
This report pointed directly to Mr. Doug
las, inasmuch as he was the only Senator
known to be abroad ; but after floating
around in the newspapers, without exci
ting much comment, it died ont. The
matrimonial alliance formed, a few years
after that European tonr, with an influ
ential Catholic family, gave rise to new
surmises and suspicions ; and for a little
while revived the rumor that the Catho
lic newspapers had put into circulation.
But few believed that for the sake politi
cal power the Judge had abandoned the
faithof his family, which was strongly
Calvinistic, and given his adhesion to
that false and fallen Church of Rome.
Bnt the extraordinary proceedings at Pe
oria during the campaign of 1858, came
jut in ume 10 arouse me rroiesiam. pub
lic once more. What those proceedings
were we shall have occasion to tell at the
proper time. Tha renewed suspicion of
the Judce's aDostasv also received con
firmation from the attitude of the clergy
and Uity of the Church during that mem
orable struggle. They were arrayed with
out exception in tha ranks of the Dong-
las men. The management of the can
vass was given up to them, and it is be
lieved, upon what we think is sufficient
evidence, that the doubtful counties which
gave him another lease of his seat in the
Senate, were carried by Catholic voters,
who acted under instruction from high
ecclesiastical untrmritv. We have no
reason to doubt that Sanzamon and Mad'
"on counties were so carried. The evi
uence of that fact ,is overwhelming.
The baptism of the Judge's child if we
oiitake not, tha only one horn to him
incethat Enronean tonr in the forms
prescribed by that scarlet woman spoken
of in the sacred text, is another link in
the chain of eirenmstanoes which eo to
bow that he has embraced the Catholic
faith. The Buperhnman exertions of the
Catholic papers in hia behalf, before and
after tbe meeting of the Charleston Con
ation ; and the fact of the appearance
of Archbishop Hughes, the American
Primate, at a Douglas meeting in New
York a meeting held to influence the ac
tion.of the New .York delegation at Bal
timore ; the unaccountable zeal of the
Catholics in that delegation when the
Convention assembled these things con
pled with the other fact that every Cath
olic journal in the United States, and aa
far as we know every priest and bishop
and an overwlielming.'rraajority of the
laymen of the Catholic Cbnrch, are now
supporting him as they never support
any body but a brother in the faith, make
out what zealous Protestants call a strong
case. Add to all, the charge which is
not denittl, that his pocket has suffered,
that tho cause of the Pope in the present
Italian struggle, might be triumphant
over the popular sovereignty which the
oppressed Italians are laying down their
lives to establish, and even our confidence
in the Judge's Protestantism is shaken.
Jndge Douglas has unquestionable right
tojoin the Catholis Church if he wints
to. Ho might become a member of the
order of Jesuits with peculiar propriety
Nobody can complain of the direction
in which his religious convictions, if lie
has any sneb, impel him. Is or can he
nor can his friends complain if his ru
mored apostasy becomes a matter of in
qniry, now that he is a candidate for the
Presidency. Most men believe that Cath
olicism in this country is not so mucb a
system of religion as a politico-ecclesias
tical system an engine for obtaining po
litical power to the detriment of Liberty,
as that power is now being used in Italy,
Austria, Spain and Mexico ; and when
it is proposed to establish a central Cath
olic influence in the White House, for
controlling the country's diplomacy and
domestic legislation, naturally enough
the people want to know it. The Pro
totnnt principle is vciy dear to Ameri
cans. It is tho principle of religious and
political liberty. To it wo owo this re
publican govL'inniont and all tho bless
ings which flow therefrom ; and to it the
hopes of all patriots arc turned as the star
which is to light all nations to indepen
dence and freedom. They want no im
pediments put in the way of the onward
progress of that principle in its mission
for freeing and blessing mankiud. Least
of all do they want this Protectant Gov
ernment turned over to the tender mer
cies of Catholic hands. They remember
what woes have come to the parent Gov
ernment that of Old lingland by
Catholic sovereigns who have occupied
the throne, the last of whom was driven
out by that ever-glorious Revolution of
1688. And they have the wordot the
organs of the Church that her policy has
not changed. Only a few years ago, one
of. these a journal in St. Louis.publish
ed by the approbation of the bishop of
that diocese declared that the Church
never could tolerate heresy, and that if
she did not punish it here, her forbear
ance proceeded from a lacK oi power, not.
the exercise of her will.
We do not wonder then that members
of Protestant churches of all denomina
tions are excited by the inquiry which
has been put afloat, nor that the excite
ment is shared by all Americans who
know and appreciate the deep purposes
of Catholicism in this country. Tho ef
forts of the Society of the Propaganda
in Austria, for the suhtersion of Protes-
tanisra in the unueu onuw nm.ii.-iy
that, nnder the presidency of the veteran
supportor of despotism, the wily Metter-
nich, has. sent pernaps miuiuus ui muuc,
to this country are not forgotten. Men
innnim if the time has come for a bold
stroke to be made for the supremacy of
Catholicism in this land ; ami instinct
ively, almost, glance across the ocean to
that active Propaganda as me source
whence the money for a powerful our. con
cealed attempt upon American liberty is
to come. .... , .. i
It is well that all citizens should ask
why Judge Douglas draws about him
every priest, bishop, layman and news
paperin the Catholic chureh in this coun
try. Their devotion cannot grow out
of bis reputed Democracy, because there
-- tl,or Tifmncrats as Stood 88 he. to
i 4a .n nnt devoted at all. Who
t... -', vnnnrn nf the. attendance of
DBS CTCr au" "- .
Archbishop Hughes upon partisan meet-
,rt ;n tiiia ona case that we
,Ji ; in which Judee Douglas' in
terests were at stake ? It cannot be per
..i r,,anrish;n . the Archbishop has
greater friendship for Mr. Seward than
iv, fT,B Senator from Illinois : but when
did he ever go to a Kepnoiican m
meeting to forward Mr. Seward's claims?
nrt-t ror inflnance is powerful enough
to array an united Church under the
Judge's banners, and make the members
as one man in his support? These are
questions which concern the voters; and
at the tisk oi Deing cuBig -- -
sire to bring theology into politics, we
are coin to.ask them, and ask others to
.v i.-m tn ntl keen askine until the
i.-i ,tT ?n thin matter is declared.
Tf c.n. TtonrrU"? became a member of
the Catholic ChufckwhealS Europe.or if
there is any secret understanding oeiwccu
him and the leading men oi mo orgu.
zation in America, whereby he is to have
their votes and the votes ot tneir iouow
ars, for' consideration, the fact must be
known. We call upon his organs to ex
plain. The evidence is accumulating
:ii .n lm nverwhelmiucr. ' Let us get
at the truth, even though Judge Douglas
should be defeated, and this Government
still remain in Protestant control. Cw
cago Jfrut and JrtSune.
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Abraham Lincoln Our next President
Letter of Hon'. John Fettit.
Mr. Bright alluded In his speech to a
recent letter to the Breckinridge Commit
teeiat Indianpolis, from the'' celebrated
Judge John Pettit, which was.published
m the last number of the Breckinridge
organ at Indianapolis, and endorsed a
portion of its sentiments, which he quo
ted. We reproduce the 'material portions
of the letter, to further exhibit.tlw.naree
nature of 'the warfare now raging" in the
Democratic ranks in Indianr, tiz :
LETTER FROM HON. JOHH PETTIT, TU5 "OLD
BRASS PIECE' OF IXPIAXA.
Lafayette. Ind., July 27, 1860.
I fully approve of the purpose of the
sound Democracy to put a Breckinridge
and Lane Electoral Ticket in this State.
My sympathy and judgment are with
them, and I cannot but hope they may
succeed. It is said that this is going
counter to and bolting the regular nomi
nation, and that it will prevent Douglas
getting the vote of this State. I deny
both of these propositions.- It was not
regular to adjourn the Convention from
Charleston to Baltimore. It was not
regular to exclude, at the latter city, du
ly appointed delegates from their seats.
It was not regular to nominate candi
dates by one half of the members after
the other half had withdrawn ; nor is it
true that rynning a Breckinridge and
Lane ticket will defeat Douglas in this
State. My observation satisfies mo there
are enough sound Democrats in tho State
who would not vote for the Douglas tick
et if no other ticket was in the field, to
defeat him ; but, however this may be,
it is the right and dnty of all men to
vote for such men as represent their prin
ciples. The truth is, there is no regular
nominee of the Democratic party in the
field, and every Democrat is at liberty to
vote for whom he pleases, without viola
ting party usage or party faith. I prefer
Breckinridge and Lane, hecanse their
political faith and platform aro mine.
It is said this policy trill elect Lincoln.
Let it be so rather than that Douglas
should succeed. 1 believe that Lincoln is
a more conservative and sounder national
man than Douglas, and that less danger
to the Union, and to its parts, Xorth and
South, is to be feared by the election of
the former than of the latter.
1 do not desire tbe election of a man
who says, as Douglas does, "It matters
not what way the Supremo Court " may
hereafter decide as to the abstract ques
tion whether slavery may or may not go
into a Territory under the Constitution ;
the people have the lawful means to in
troduce or exclude it, as they please."
This shows that he is neither a jurist nor
a statesman, for being either, be must
know that the judgments and decrees of
the Snpreme Court, under our form of
Government, must be obeyed, though it
should take the whole United States to
enforce them ; and that there aro no law-
ful means to prevent or defeat their exe
An anneal cannot lawfully bo taken
from the judgment of the Supremo Court
to a popular meeting. This would be a
revolution and anarchy, not within the
constitution and laws of the Union. As
well mav it be said that if the Supreme
Court has decreed, in a proper case, that
Mr. Donglas is the owner of a sction of
land in Kansas, tho people of the Terri
tory have the lawful means to deprive
him of it. This is monstrous doefrme,
and the author of it cannot re.e ive my
countenance for tho Presidency. Mr.
Douglas has proved falso to tha sound
principles of the constitution and of his
party, and is not worthy of support.
"He has denied the faith, and is worse
than an infidel." Cresar needed the im
perial pnrple to enable him to pay his
debts and replenish his bankrupt coffers,
exhausted by extravagance and inambi
tions strife for power. Have we" no
Ca:sar, in ihis respect, in these days ?
Political Bets. We will make the
following bets with any responsible
850Q that Douglas won't carry Ashta'
bula county in this State.
8500 that there will be a President
elected within ten years unless something
turns nn to prevent.
8500 that if Heenan goes to the House
there will be better orderin that building
than there has been for several years. .
8500 that Lincoln .can't carry .10U
strone sin cocktails at onetime.
8500 that Bell cannot be cowed, and
eonseauentlr isn't a cow Bell.
8500 that Gen. Jackson is dead.
8500 that Win. Lloyd Garrison won't
carry Sonth Carolina.
8500 that Hannibal Hamlin had pa
rent! both on.hia mother's and father's
8500 that John Morrissy can lick Ed
ward Everett in a fair stand np fight.
8500 that our Revolutionary forefath
ers did the fair thing.
8500 that Jenerson, Jlay, vvebster,
fer . wen ffood Wlows.
These bets to be taken together. We
are sick of so much talk. Let.us put up
some money. Clevtland Plaindealer.
A Club at DouoLAsrns Neoeoks.
Tha -Albany .Evening Jonrnal says :
"A gentleman who.was at the Dong-J
las reception at uiutoB.opnngs, lmorms
us that cms of the Democratic Clubs in
.mi on that occasion, were keoboks.
and that they behaved quite as well, and
i,,ir,rl m veil, and received as much at
tention, M any other Club on the ground."
CONSTITUTION AND THE
THE UNION NOW! TAB UNION KVEK!
Who cries Jisiolrel Whattraitor.rund
WonM rend this sacred! cnaJa aioader?
Each link a memorrof Iboband
Who for-ed it 'mid despotic theoier.
Hat Wonder lost her stolid gazet
la Recso-s trampled down by Madnctal
Shall Freedom's tempi be ahlaiel . f'
And Sorrow take tha place ofGladness?
Ho, patriots no! Ke'er saj dissever!7
The Union bow the Unlon.verSi J-rj; f C
Ptand forth the fiend for man there's Bene
Who shtinki not from the dread ambitioa
Of cloadin; IJbertj'e bright son.
At cost of mora than hellH perdition!
living , by conscience ever ston-
Pead, a reensant's pnge in storj
Whose infamy wonld e'er be son-.
Till Nature jieMt and Time growl hoary.
Hope, patriots, hope! Ne'er say dissever!
The L'nion now the Union erer!
Bat hark! the North sends forth a voice
The loyal Sooth returns her greeting
While the East and West with shouts rejoice,
And hail the glad, fraternal meeting.
Their banners to the sky are Sang,
While every breeze the folds are kissing;
We gaze the firmament along,
And not a single starts missing.
Cheer, patriots, cheer! Ne'er say dissever!
The Union now the Union ever!
Mt. Vernon's tomb its gatea outspread
Look where the rerVent shade is weeping!
While Monticello's Sage, thon-h dead,
A fearful, ghoslful vigil's keeping.
Yet list! another spint'e moan:
"Ye have a boon, nor scarce deserve it!
That lost Earth's hops is ever gone;
By the Eternal, then preserve it!"
Up, patriots, np.' Ne'er say dissever
The Union now the Union ever.'
On the Anxious Seat.
Not a few staunch Democrats have been
for some time past in that peculiar frame
of mind quaintly expressed by the head
ing of this article. Every Northern man
is opposed to the extension of slavery
he sees the irresistible results to his coun
try, if the Democratic party are bolster
ed up and held in favor and he longs
for an occasion for leaving their ranks
in a respectable manner. Many an Ill
inois Democrat feels his destiny pledged
to that of Douglas, so long as Douglas is
the recognized head of the party in the
State and did in bis own heart rejoice
at the failure of the Charleston Conven
tion to give him the nomination. Since
tho adjournment of that body, this feeling
has continually gnawed upon their po
litical vitals, and has produced a decidod
ly inflammatory state of their views of
national policy. T1W man are Repub
lican at heart. They aro with us in prin
ciple, as every free man of principle must
be. They ignore, as we do, the fire-eater
South and the fanatical North.
However much they admire the pluck of
Donclas. thev feel that should he be
thrown outside the ring at Baltimore they
would now have the best plea in tho wprld
for renouncing their political associations
and coming over like men into the Re
publican ranks. Now this is saying noth
ing severe upon them. The Republicans
know the delicacy of their situation, and
when they are fully convinced that there
is no other place of safety when they
become satisfied that the Republican par
ty is, and is the only conservative party,
the only national party, then we expect
they will join us. Werecognize among
them, men of honor and station, of abil
ity and virtue. To such, the right hand
of fellowship will be extonded, for with
such, we can work and win. lurora
Did von over hear of a Douglas paper
recommending a careful perusal of tho
lebates between Donglas and ijincom I
Did you ever see a quotation from any
of Lincoln's speeches in a Douglas pa
per, which was not also in all me lie-
publican papers ?
Did you ever see s itepumicsn paper
refuse to publish any part of Mr. Lin
coln s or Mr. Hamlin s record .'
Did you ever sea a Donglas paper
which did not refuse to publish portions
of Douglas' and Johnson's record?
Did you ever hear of a proposition on
which Mr. Donglas agreed with either
Douglas or Johnson, or Johnson agreed
with Johnson or Douglas ?
Did von ever see, any portion of Lin
coln's speeches which Republicans were
ashamed of 7
Did'you ever see a Douglas man who
ws not ashamed of some portions of the
speeches of Douslas? .
Did von ever hear a Douglas orator
with more than one idea ?
Did you ever hear of a "popular sov
ereiemtv" or "non-intervention" morn
that ten years old?
Did you ever hear ot tho itepuDticans
running two candidates for the Presiden
cy, and abusing each other as "secession
ists," "traitors," "disorganizereV' "dis
unionists," etc. ?
If any one ever does hear of or witness
any of these things, we hope he will im
mediately report the wonder to an aston
ished world. ffrantf Bapids EagU.
A great deal of speculation is yet "be
ine made" in rezard to the real object of
Mr. Douglas in making his present tour
of New Entrlmnd. On the one hand it
is said that he is only passim? on, 'in
oniet sort of a way. ia search of "his
mother," and again it u stawa was ne is
only lookinar for the "trrave of his father."
We hardly, know bow to judge in this
matter but we're we to'express a candid
'opinion in reference to f subject of such
importance, wo -should give it aa our be
lief the he is looking.for a suitable place
where he can Vmry himself and squatter
sovereignty both u;b1s. n-ei-nd
OCTOBER 11, 1860.
The Sedition Law and the Democracy.
No act of our Government ever called
out such universal odium and condemna
tion as the famous "Sedition Law,"
which undertook to coerce opinion, and
toeny liberty orspeech and of the press.
Unpopularity-and lasting defeat reward
ed its proposers, and lmtory chroncles it
as a law unworthy of tho age and coun
try where it originated.
Mr. Donclas is tbe only statesman of
modern times who has had the hardihood
to propose tho revival of this Statnte.
He, last winter, in the Senate, brought
up a new Sedition Law scheme, closely
resembling tho old one. Yet, in ono re
spect, his imitation was even worse than
the original. The proposers of the first
Law had at least the excuse that they
were, as they supposed, defending a Free
Government, by harsh means. Mr.
Douglas' Sedition Law, whilo equally
harsh, had no object but to defend and
perpetuate the Institution of Slavery.
We place an extract from Mr. Douglas'
speech side by sido with a portion of the
justly infamous Sedition Act, that all
may note the striking similarity between
tho two :
"And ho it further enactad. That if
any person shall write, print, utter or
publish, or shall cause or procure to be
written, printed, uttered or published, or
shall knowingly and willingly assist or
aid in writing, printing, uttering or pub
lishing any false, scandalous and mali
cious writing or writings against the Gov
ernment of the United States, or cither
House of tho Congress of tho United
States, or the President of the United
States, with intent to defame tho said
Government, or oither House of the Con
gress, or tho said President, or to bring
them, or either of them into contempt or
disrepute; or to excite against them,
the haired of the good people of the Uni
ted States, or to stir up seditisn within
the United Stales ; or to excite, any un
lawful combinations therein, for opposing
or resisting any law of the United Stales,
or any act of tbe President of the United
States, done in pursuanco of any such
law, or of the power in him vested by
the Constitution of the United States;
then such persons being thereof convict
ed beforo any court of the United States
having jurisdiction thereof, shall be pun
ished by a fine not exceeding two thou
sand dollars, and by imprisonment not
exceeding two years.
"Mr. President, the mode of preserv
ing peace is plain. This system of soc
tional warfare must ceaso. The Consti
tution has given the power, and all we
ask of Congress is to give us the means,
and we, by indictments and convictions in
the Federal Courts of the several States,
will make such examples of tlie leaders of
these conspiracies, as will strike terror in
to the hearts of the others, and thcro will
bean end of this crusade. Ihe great
principle that underlies the organization
of the Republican party is violent, irrec
oncilable, eternal warfare upon tho insti
tution of American Slavery, with a view
to its ultimate extinction throughout the
land. Sir, I confess the object of the
legislation I contemplate is to PUT
DOWN this outside interference; it is
to repress the 'irrepressible conflict' "
Of course in this procedure Mr. Doug
las had his party at his back. In order
to test and limit, plainly, the intent of
the movement. Senator Harlan of Iowa
offered as an amendment the following
"ut tbe tree discussion oi me moral
ity and expediency of Slavery should
nevor be interfered with by the laws of
any State, or the United States ; and the
freedom of speech and of the press, on
mis anu every -Buujeci. ui uuiueauu uuu
national policy, should be maintained in
violate in all the Spates."
This amendment was rejected the Re
publicans present all voting for it, and
all the Democrats present all voting
against it I The party thus placed itself
on record in the Senate as the opponent
of freedom of speech.
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Shobt Record. "We want to subdue
yon." Stephen A. Douglas.
"I.don't care whether slavery is voted
up or voted down." Stephen A. Doug
"The owner of Slave property has a
right to take his property into the terri
tories." Stephen A. Douglas.
"The Missouri Compromise canonized
in the hearts of the American people."
Stephen A. Douglas.
"The Missouri Compromise unconsti
tutional speech at Providence." Stephen
"The Terntonej are held m abeyance
by the general government are govern
ed in a minority as a father governs his
on." Stephen A. Douglas.
'Niggers above clams down oouxn.
Stephen A. Douglas.
"Clams above niggers up norm.
Stephen A. Douglas.
"I have made my last tpeesh on Sla
very seven yeara ago." Stephen A.
"Let us liquor." Stephen A. Doug
las. Hon: Theodore Fjelinebnystm has de
clared for Lincoln at least Chief Justice
Homblower, of Newark, vouches for the
fact Mr. Frelinghuysen was a quiet
supporter of Fillmore, in 1856.
The, R.nnrilieAM at, Occaouan, Va.,
have raised another pole, in tha place of
ibc out, 1, cnt down.
Oor country ts calling from monntatn and plainr
From tbe bills orVermont to the pine woods of Maine,
To marshal their tons fertile gloriom Cght,
That Freedom mnst ragt for tbe trne and the right.'
And one jubilant echo resounds throagb the land.
We're coming, weVe coming, with heart and with hand
And the name of taa Statesman the people like lest,
We've insrnbed on Ottr flag "Honest Abe of the West "
Then, hurrah ' fcr "Old Abe" "Honest Abe of the West."
And homh.' fur"Onr Hamlin" the tmest and best.'
Thei, aronse ye, bold Freemen for notr is th- boer.
To expel from onr Rome the base Vandals of power.
Who liberty's charter wonld barter for place,
And freedom and glory, for chains and disgrace.'
Wre coming, ueo coming, from all the broaJ West,
With standards cnfarled for the man we like best;
And millions nf Freemen re echo the strain,
From mountain and moorland, froas prairie and plain:
Hurrah; for "Old Abe" "Hooert Abe or the West"
And hsrrih; for "Our Hamlin" the truest and best
Where the Orient dannt, to the gitet of the West,
The people are rising at Freedom behest;
And voir not a rood of onr virgin domain,
Tbe miaioas of Slavery shall erer profane
Then, up, every Freeman, and join the brave band,
Ard toil ever on, til yoa've rescued tbe !nd
For proud is the purpose your country to save,
From the rale of the spoilsman Imbecile anJ knave.
Then, hurrah ir"OUAbe" "Honest Abe of the West"
And hurrah fur "Oar Hamlin" the truitt and best'
A Prophecy Fulfilled.
In tho debate at Galesburg between
Douglas and Lincoln, in 1858, the former
dwelt npon the sectional character of the
Republican organization. "You have,"
said he, "a sectional organization a par
ty which appeals to tho Northern section
of the Union agmst the Southern a par
ty which appeals to Northern passion,
Northern pride. Northern ambition, and
Northern prejudices against Southern
people, the Southern States and Southern
institutions. No political
creed is sound which cannot be proclaim
ed fearlessly in every State of the Union."
Mr. Lincoln, in reply, called attention to
the fact that Mr. Douglas did not and
could not lay his finger upon anything in
the Republican platform that was wrong
or that entitled it to tho appellation of
sectional that the only evidence he could
produce in support of either charge was
that in the Southern portion of tho Union
there are people who will not let Repub
lican doctrines be proclaimed among them.
Mr. Lincoln argued that this was no test
of the soundness or nationality of a polit
ical doctrine, and added :
"I ask his attention, also, to the fact
that by the rule of nationality ho is him
self fast becoming sectional. I ask his
attention to the fact that his speeches
wdtld not go as current now south of the
Ohio river, as they have formerly gone
there. I ask his attention to the fact that
he felicitates himself to-day that all the
Democrats of the Freo States are agree
ing with him. If ho has not thought of
this I commend to his consideration the ev
idence of his own declaration on this day
of his becoming sectional too. I sco it
rapidly approaching. Whatever may be
the result of this ephemeralcontest between
Judge Douglas and myself, I see the day
rapidly approaching when his pill of
sectionalism, which he has been thrusting
down the throats of Republicans for years
past, will be crowded down his own
The prediction embraced in tho last sen
tence has been fulfilled earlior than 3Ir.
Lincoln probably expected it would be.
The developments at Charleston, within
the last few days, prove Mr. uougia3 to
be the head of an intensely sectional or
ganization, and that he holds to doctrines
"which cannot bo proclaimed in every
State of tha Union." Chicago Press and
The Fusion. Tho Albany Evening
Journal has tho following language in re
gard to the Democratic fusion. It has
the ring of 31r. Weed s best uttterances:
Remembering, as we do, how long and
tenaciously the Democracy was powerful,
by adherence to its principles, usages and
discipline, we are amazed at the folly that
has dwarfed and demoralized it. In its
better days, before its destinies fell into
the hands of traders and tricksters, the
Democratic party would have preferrod a
dozen defeats rather than resort to, or ro
lv on bargains with other opponents.
When converts from other parties came
to them, acccepting their principles, they
were received. But the idea of dividing
an Electoral ticket with three hostile par
ties each their avowed opponents
would have been scouted by tho leaders,
as it will now be spurned by the rank and
If not TOAT, then THAT. Col. Forney
says, in his Press, that "the election in
Maine proves that Abraham Lincoln will
certainly be chosen for the next President
unless, in the mean time, Mr. Breckin
rirltra shall withdraw himself from the
field, and the fire-eaters and the Disunion
ists of tho South shall ground their arms
and yield to Donglas and Johnson." As
it is morally certain that Mr. Breckinridge
will not "withdraw," and that the fire
eaters and Disunionists of the South will
nnt "rrronnd arms." it follows, as a mat
ter of course, that "Abraham Lincoln
will certainly be chosen for the next
President," As Ool. Forney is a man
who is not apt to be mistaken in auch
mnfrra. this opinion v. valuable one
to our side of the house.
Mr. Washburne, of California, brother
of the "three Washbnrnes" in Congress,
is not on the Douglas as has been reported,
but on the Lincoln electoral ticket.
An Eastern relizious ionmal estimates
that at tha present rate of decrease, in
twenty years there will not be a Quaker
in the world.
$2.00 PER AXNOM, IN ADTANCE.
WHOLE NUMBER, 170.
The Way of the Transgressor is Hard.
In 1849 Stephen A. Douglas eulogized
tho Missouri Compromise as "sacred aa
the Constitution itself," and predicted
with a bold assurance that no ono would
ever be infamos enough to lay "ruthless"
hands upon it.
In the commencement of tho year 1354
Mr. Douglas, as Chairman of tbe Com
mittee on Territories, bronght forward a
bill organizing tbo Territory of Nebraska,
and reporting against disturbing the Mis
souri compromise act.
One month later, in strong contadiction
of tho above, ho appeared in the chamber
of the United States Senato with a bill in
his hands to repeal it, and with a boldness
of treachery and stultification hardly ever
equalled, and with a brazen front nrged
tho repeal upon the great principle of orig
This mockery was so transparent that
at the first shock almost the entire North-"
cm Democracy were palsied with dismay
But with a strange characteristic of tha
human mind Democracy- began to change
their chagrin and protest to pity ; that to
extenuation for the act ; then to defend it;
and from thence to cmbraco and swear it
to be the "holy holies" of original Democ
racy. The world watching this transfor
mation, could but wonder at the novelty
of tiic human mind.
Then followed the Kansas trouble, when
unbiased minds could but discover that
tho people of the "Territory boinglcft per
fectly freo to regulate their own institutions '
in their own way," meant to place them
in charge of Missouri slaveholding ruffi
ans with stuffed candle-box returns to an
swer tho place of the pnrity of tho ballot
box. Then followed the Droil Scott De
cision with tho edict that Congress or the
people of a Territory possessed no other
power over the subject of slavery except,
that "coupled with the duty of protecting"
This decision oxploding all Mr. Dong-'
las had ever claimed and chanted and said,
for popular sovereignty, nevertheless re-'
ceived his mocking and derisive concur
rence. This glaring inconsistency Mr. Douglas
gilded over with an artful demagogue's
skill. Thus encouraged, tha slaveholding
power next presented that child of hell,
tho Lecompton Constitution. This was
getting along a little to fast for Mr. Doug
las. He had fed the monster until it was
getting a little importune and unwiso. It-
ditl not giro IVIr. DoaglM timer to snfli
cicntly prepare the public mind for its ap
pearance, and the danger of losing his
Senatorial seat forced him to try and keep
tho animal back. Here was a difficulty
that treacherous demagogues sooner or la-'
ter reach. Ho would liko to keep the fa
vor of the South and support the bill; but
that would lose him his seat. He fought
the Lecompton bill, and by a scries of
artful dodges retained his place in the Sen
ato ; but in so doing he had incurred the
displeasure of the slavo god. Mr. Doug
las, although forced to defend his position-
in this respect, was willing to pay any and
every kind of tithes to the slave deity for"
indulgences for the future, tie was wil
ling to incarcerate Republicans to stop
their plaguing tho flesh dealers.
He was in favor of Squatter Sovereignty"
and unfriendly legislation as hi3 great
principle,but still he was willing to leave it
to the Supreme Court, which ho knew
had already decided against it and killed
it. He had his sycophants vote for a fire
eater for Speaker, and in short was ready
to do anything for them if they would
make him President; but while they loved
the treason they despised the traitor, and
no bullying or cnaxing could drivo them
to his support. Thu3 matters stood at tho
sneeting of the Charleston and Baltimore
Conventions. At these the Southern States
would not consent to nominate Donglas or
accept bis dishonest triple-faced platform,
and they separated and nominated Mr.
Breckinridge, of Kentucky.
But the crowning shame of Mr. Donglas"
is this : after finding that in his assumed
position standing upon bis "great princi
ple" as embodied in a platform adopted
Lthat he could not be nominated regularly.
he sends adispatch to hisfremds that they
may "modify tho platform" to please the
South. But too late they scorned his
modifying treachery, and have left him to-
Sir. Donglas is now nominated by a-
fragment of his party which can give him
no States, and na can havo the empty
bombast of being aTresidential candidate
with not half tho chance of ever holding
a seat in the Presidential chair to being"
blown up in some powder mill.
ne has spent millions to advance hi
political fortunes, and has dodged around
upon all subjects; and he cannow sit down
ana review nis nauieruui irecucrie, uu
calculate whether they have paid.
A SorjrrrEns Mas os Disukos. Hon,
Amos Kendall, of Maryland.who was
member of Jackson's Cabinet; and" one
of his most confidential advisers,' has
written a letter to Orr, of South Carolina,
in which be alludes to the threats of tha
disunionists. He says that in case any
act of resittance to Lincoln's inauguration
should be attempted ; or anjr disposition
shown by States to secede, fa the event
of his election, ZUU.uuu men wouia ue
ready to volunteer for the execution of the
laws and maintenance of the Union.
Early ia life Mr. Douglas began to im
bibe the true spirit of New England !
Well he might, for it cost him only
twenty eight cents a gallon I Worcester
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