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. 'THE CONSTITUTION AND THE UNION.
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VOLUME IV.--NUMBER; 15. J : ; ; v- ; WHITE .CLOUD--? KANSASV THURSDAY, OCTOBER 18, I860.
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DOUOIAS CAH'T WIS.
TCtt-" Dnnit Mm.
go, TOlB "tOP Bcl B,UB
To tit ult tbil tonj m!Ui
jltmt lb !" demotoin
h tint I'eitad Btitti;-p t.
Xt.rt lired little mtn,
jlaJ k "nt w WmUbjI on,
Bj tin Democntic elia.
Dot ho will no tho diy
Tbil l wll nut wjr;
For bell Utt
With o tore defeat.
Oo next November dij.
Till b" ! thof bt to riie hli mmt, ,,
And etrte bio wj to feme;
go he commented to fcbtme end plot.
And plj triciuert fmo.
He took the put ofSUrerji
And t compact he repelled j.
Dot the people ofihii conntry
To i tricer will not yieU
Doezlai will me tbo day,
Thtt game be tried to phjl
For he ill meet
With tore defeat,
On 1 next NoTember day.
He tried to woo the Sooth,
And the North he tried to con;
Bit the "principle" relied upon.
Hit been declired a hoax.
So "Sine" will sot bt rreiidtnt,
For now the people tee,
That no reliince can be placed
la SqMtter Sorereitnty.
So, Docjlii, ipeak away;
Hot nothing yon can tiy.
Will make yon win,
Or let yon in.
On a next November day.
He'd better fir hare itaid at home,
Aat nock dne to hit mnthrr;
Fer hell be htat to bictlr toon.
Hell never find another.
No woman then will own a child
With inch a Urnithed name
Take warning, boyt, and never make
Yorr mothtrt feel toeh thame.
Come,-Freemen; now nnite.
And ttrive with all you might,
Tblt "Stee"ti beat,
With a tare defeat,
And itrte tho came ofright.
Ihrillinff Episode in the life of "Abe
As a Western man, I wish space to
pre vent to my enthusiasm over the nora
inition of Hon. Abraham Lincoln for
President of the United States. Mr.
Lincoln, or "Old Abe," as his friends
familiarly call him, is a self-.raade man.
A Ktntnckian by birth, he emigrated to
Illinois in his boyhood, where.be earned
iiia living at the anvil, devoting his leis
ure hours to study. Having chosen the,
hie as his future calling, he devoted hitn
f assiduously to its mastery, contend
ing tt every step with adverse fortune.
Daring this period of study, he for some
lime found a home under the. hospitable
roof of oni Armstrong, a farmer who liv
ed1 in a leg house some eight miles from
the village of Petersburg, Menard county.
Here, clad in homespun, with elbows out,
1 knees covered with patches, yonng
Lincoln would master his lessons by the
firelight of the cabin, and then walk to
toTB for the purpose of recitation. This
En Armstrong was himself poor, bat
re mi? the genius straggling in the young
tadest, and opened to him his rude
bme and bid him welcome to.his coarse
fere. How Lincoln graduated with prom-i-e
hoiv he has more than fulfilled that
'romise how honorably he acquitted
himself alike on the battle-Geld, in de
fending our border settlements against
?t ravages of savage foes, and in the
Mb of our national legislature, are, mat-
wj of history, and need no (repetition
W But one little incident of a more
private nature, standing as it does as a
fort of sequel to some thibgsal ready al
luded to, I deem worth? of record.
come few years since the oldest Json of
Mr. Lincoln's old friend Armstrong, the
chief support ol his widowed mother
the good old man having some time "pre
viously passed from earth was arrested
on the charge of mnr.W A vnnnc? man
had been killed during a riotous, nel.ee,
the night time, at a camp-meeting, and
" ui xua acsociares suiea uaijue aeaia
"ouDd;was inflicted by young Armstrong.
A. preliminarv examination was srone in
to, at which the accuser, testified so DOai-
trtelT thU there seemed Ino donbt"oftlie
gailt of the nrisoner. and therefore
was; ,held, for trial. ,A8 is too' of
'Q the case, the bloody act caused . an
"indue degree of excitement in the public
jaind. Every improper.incident'nltbe
'jfa of theprisoner-reaclT act !whioh.hpre
the least semblance of rowdviam-eacb
noolboT qnarrel-j-was suddenly remwn
red. and magnified until" "thif picthred
- a ucuu oi me mosinorriu. nun.
inese rumors spread abrtaa.jjney
were received as MSBeTtrath.rahd-' a"fe-
fensh desire for vengean(,fszed npori
e infatuated populace", whilst only pf
on-bars prevented a horrible death at the
handg of a mob. rr The erenteiwere heral-S-l0
tIw conaty:papent, painted ia the
P'ghest colon. .aecoFurjaniudbTreioicine
r the certainty of punishment being
fceted out to,tho-aTnilty,party.r Thepri-
paer, jTenvhelmed,by the circumstances
"nder. which'hviound -hinStlf, placed,"
, uu muancnoiy,conaiiioD,riuucr
ngr upon "despair rT.and, the,. widowed
toother, looking through'hef ', tears,!" saw
?o cause for hope from earthly aid. "J.t
At this juncture, the widow received a
letter from Mr. Lincoln, volunteering his
Beryices"irTan' effort to save 'the youth
from the impending stroke "Gladly Was
his aid accepted,"--'although it seemed ini
possible for even' his'sagacity to '.prevail
in such desperate case ; bnt't the' heart
of the attorney was in l)is;worfc',"and'he
set about itvwithaTwill'that.'knevr no
such word as fail. Feeling that 'the poi-;
sonea conauionoNiua pablia:mind was
such as to precladetbe possibility of ira
panneltng'aa impartiahjory in.thel court
having jurisdiction, he procured ;a change
ot venue, andia postponement of thetn
al. He then went studiously to work
unraveling the. history: of the case, and
satisfied himself that his client was the
victim of malice, and that the statements
of the accuser were a tissue of falsehoods:
When the trial was ealled on, the priso
ner pale and cmatiated, with hopelessness
written on very feature, and accompa
nied by hishalf-hoping, half-despairing
mother whose only nope was in a moth
er's belief of. her son's innocence, in the
justice of the God she worshipped, and in
the noble counsel, who, without hope of
fee or reward upon earth, had undertaken
the canse took his'seat in the prisoner's
box, and with a' "stony firmness" listen
ed to tho' reading of the indictment. Lin
coln sat quietly by whilst the largo au
ditory looked on him as though wonder
ing what he could say in defense of one
whose guilt they regarded as certain.
The examination of the witnesses for the
State was begun, and 'a 'well -arranged
mass of evidence,"" circumstantial and pos
itive, was -introduced,"' which seemed to
impale the prisoner beyond the possibili
ty of extrication. The counsel for the
defense propounded but few questions,
and those of a character which excited
no uneasiness on the part of tho prosecu
tor merely, in most cases, reqniring the
main witness to be tlefiniteng to'time and
place. When the evidence of -tbe'rpros-ecntion
was ended, Lincoln introduced a
few witnesses to retnovo some 'erroneous
impressions in regsrd"-to the previous
character of his'diciit, who, though some
what rowdyisb, had never been knowri
to commit a vicions act ; and to-show
that a greater degree of ill-feeling exis
ted between the accuser and. the accused
than the acensedand the deceased. The
prosecutor felt tliat thecase was a clear
one. ami liis opening speecn was oriel
and formal 'Lincoln,, arose, while a
deathly silence, prevaded the vast audi
ence, and. in a clear but moderate tone be
gan his argument. Slowly and .careful
ly he reviewed the testimony, pointing
out the hitherto unobserved discrepancies
in the statement's ofthe principal witness.
Tliat "which had- seemed 'plain and .plau
sible,, lie" "made, to appear crooted as , a
serpent's paili." The witness had, stated,
that.the affair took -,place at "a certain
hoiir in the evening, that, by the aid of
the brightly shining moon, he saw the
prisoner inflict'' the doatti blow with a
slung-shot. Mr. Lincoln showed that at
the hour referred to, tne rabbn had not
yet appeared above the horizon, and con
sequently the whole tale waB a fabrication.
An" almost instantaneous change seemed
to haWbeen wrought in the minds of his
auditors, and the verdict of "not guilty"
was at the'end of every tongue. Bat the
advocate was not content wun mis intel
lectual achievement'. His whole being
bad for months been bound' np in this
work of gratitude and mercy,? and,' as the
lava of ther overcharged crater bursts
from its Imprisonment, so crcat thoughts
and burning words leaped forth' from the
soul of the eloquent Liincoin. ne arew
a. nictnre "of the' nerinrer so 'horrid5 and
chastlr that the accuser conld sit'nndeM
it no lonzer. but reeled and staggered
from the court room, wliilst the audienco
fnncfed thev could: see tho. brantt.-Up.on.
his brow'.,- jhenlih W0IS ?f i$rll.inS
pathos Lincoln appeaiea to,me.jarors0.
fathers of .soris'who might-become father
less. and:asahpsbands.of JriJO-.no
might,be widowed,, to yieia to no.previ-
bus impressions, ,no, in iounaea,prfiuuice,
v. i !i.m:! 'uiinVf inetim mi ns he
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alluded to he. debt of gratitude,-which he
owed Jtie boy'aj Bire,: tears were' seen .to
r.i; from mnn.7 eves nnusea 10 weep.- j.i
"was near .night, whence, concluded by
savinir Uiai,iu luaiita sv-.rit. ,,
. '.i.-, ;r incfim was done as., ne
ki ;. it -wonld be before the. sun
should set it would shine npon client
a freeman The jury retired, and the
court' adjourned..for:thV day.totHalf an
i 1.-J t'VTanetuI wKn . '' the offi-
cera'of.the pourtand tho .volunteer attOT'
.. i va. - a. ' -tlf l,:wl.nfl I
ney sac at xob ." - . -j-f -me$eflBer!nnouBced
that: th jury had
retprried 'to1 their aeatsiiiAll repaired in-
mediately io--,uo cour uuumt, bu-i.uu
theTirisbnef was' being brought rWtff the
iail; tho 6urt room was? filled :to oreri
HAWtnv ewiLn ciliz.cu9 ui v w,u. ..
the prisoner'and'his mother entered.-Bi-
i - . :J.j':. -nnnlainle'lt trinntrb the
jrnT.itv answer t6Hlinsualjiiquiry'n
Gnfltyl"5 IMXtnow aroppea nw-
.,. nf iMr'mn e-irho- liftedJ her up and
told. her tloot nponWas -before., free
and innocent--, j. uuu,n.iu wo ,njw
..tw-Tr..Uj.c'.JJncoIii?t' .he rushed
across the room Tand; gped the, hanipr
his deliverer; wniisvpianeaxx was-.iwiriu.
for wtterance., y Vtaried',Msmi9
tnwnVdthfl west, where the sun still lingr
ered;inryiij-tr,;d.then''jtjim to. the
nd T inram. -from the 'aKictincr 6ccne. .
At X-cast a eiance.behirid,' I Baw.TAirf-t
ham.JUincoln'ODeying toe -divine jniuuu-,
tionbycomforting the .widowed and th,e
fatderless. Cor. of Cleveland Zeader.
aid,' "At w .not, yet ub.oh,
"are iree."'nf.r. confess thai -my"
;ere not) wnolly,- nnwot . byteare.
lLeqLN,-TflE PHIDE QP'TJlE.-XATIOX..
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Aia " CoTn-ttis, tin OtntftUOtmi-
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,For lincoln. tho choice of the natiou,- ' -r0
The prideofthe toailtti 'and free,' .,
t Whatevtr'.thafltatioii nay bo. ;aiT!
tliahcart beau for Freedom remaining
On the toll where our Liberty 'grew
l ror onr brtthraa la Blttery, tnitwainj ! .: 71.
. -The free flic tbo Bed, White, and Dine. ,.
Then ate. land, w bare' the mlHioni r7rf yearning?
r For Freedom from ,Tyrany'i chain; , ,
Tor onr J letonrerTbrtibe Inrnl ng, - ""
' ' To iMeld her from Slav'ery't tuin "
For Lincoln, be, ttandt with devotion,
And ttveari to tlte Union'ha't tme;
And hail struggle (lorn acean'to eccaai
., -To plant there the Red, White, and nine." r
No tectional fendt ihall e'er terer ' (
r Tho bandt. which onr Ibrcfathtrt nronghtl
The Union forever and ever!
Untnllied, cmtalned, and nnbooght,
It the. witch-word ftom Lincoln we borrow,
And be ttandt by hit promise to troe;
Then who will our leader not follow, " '
When the flag it the Red, White, and Bluet
Oor'voteet are joined then for Union, '
, The turs and Uie ttripetre above; ;
Unzza all for Lincoln and.flamliq!
' " Huzza for the"men that we love!
,.,The old Union ahlp, when well guided.
Twill be fonud that the tlmben are true;
And aoon win the ttorm have tobilded
That threatened the Bed, White, and Dine.
Questions, to Lincoln.
- In the first joint debate betwcen,Messrs.
Douglas and Lincolnin 1858 at' Ottawa,
Mr. Douglas propounded certain questions
to Mr.-Lincoln,. which that gentleman anr.
swered n full at Freepott, their next place
of meeting. -The. following are. those
questions' and answers:' " iJ
Question 1. "I desire to i'lfhow whether
Lincoln today stands as he did in 1S54C
in fayor ofthe unconditional repeal of. the
Fugitive Slavejaw !," , .J( , ,
Arisiver. I do not now, or ever did stand
in Itivor ui iuh cuu'iuiuuai iciuai ui iuu
Fugitive Slave.l aw. ' j , j
Q 2. "1 desire him to answer whether
he stands pledged today'ashodid inl854
against theadmission of 'any more slave
States: iato the Union, even if the.people
want them,?" 0 . c . - t ,
A. I do not now or ever did, .stand
pledged against the admission of any more
Blave States into the'Uriion:" ,r iv -"'
Q.3.'Iwaot to.know.wHether he" stands
pledged:agaiusttbe admission of,-:a-new
Statoj into, the ,ynion,.with such aponsti.
tution as"the people of that.Statemay see
fit to mate?"" "' " " ,. , "
A. I do hot 6tand' pledged'ngainst ihe
admission ofanewtStateinto theUnipn,
with,RUch.a,Qoustitntion as. the people of
that State may see fit to make, , ,i, t .
t Qf 4.""Xwanttoknow whether he stands
in the 'District 'of' 'Columbia ?'f
A. I do not stand to-day pledged tothe
abolition ;of slavery in the(d)istrict of
Columbia. T .t v
O ft. "I desire him to answer whether
he stands pledged to' tho' prohibtion of
ttie slave traao Deiween' 'ine uiuereut
States?" '' '
A. I do not stand.pledged to tho. pro
hibition of the slave trade between the
different States. ' ' i ,
1 Q. 6. ' 'I desire to know whether "ha
stands pledged toiprbhibit'slaTeryin -all
the Territories of, the UnitediStates North
as well as South .of thq.MissourCom
promise line ?"
r A. I amtimnliedly... if not expretsly
pledged to abcleif in the.rigbt and.dutyof
Congress to prohibit slavery in all tne
TTniitjd'58tato Territories. L J'c .
0.-7. "Fdesife him' to answor whether
he i' opposed lo "the acquisition of-any
new' terrritory.;unless slavery .tiB.firs.r, pro
liihitpd therein.?!' , . ? , ..,
' A.' I. arii not generally opposed to hqn
est acquisition 'of territory ; and in "'any
given casev'I would or r'ohld notoppose
srinh aconisitiont.'accofding1y 'as'I- might
'ihinknch acquisition would or wonld,nq.t
. . -iLf. .l.t' -iiJ.' t:f:i,n nrnnnrv
arrrrrnvaiG tilo D1UICIJ ijuvo..wm Vuvp
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- A.Catechibm ThnrWashington Con
stitution printe''theV,followrng. ''shorter
caechism",fQr young DembcraU. - It Jis
wn-rth-W-rvinf :'" t:Mw "r-i !? is
1 -Quistum Do-yoa-believetheOonstii
tution of the United BkbI. recognises
property in-tnan ? .-
QuettiSk T)9 yon believarthai.it is a
recognized property, of your .neighbor?
Wueilidh-Dti :?yin:believe that &if
anvinareai uu. a, a
ally recognixed property, oi ryonr neigu-
toriT' " t a? j---w " ' "
. "SrriifiV-i-Dd you beireve'that'itfJis' a
crime taiinjura' and beat i lUBmeWifully'" a
VPfEf'ui- n viae:. U i ittse
I bonng ormaltreating iobe jcon.
JLv-tk Brdner&ti ri r-cll
Aiawr.rrl Bey-.ongB-gn-" zt vco
PreBtica'aiya :' .,y- don!t knowthat
a whiskey barrel wouio, icei asuamwifin
a whiskey barret wouiu, icei sunieiirtu.
Deroocratic assemblage, but we'.knqw
that it would, bebadly bored.
gomConWarBoyrpke: his umbrella
If he hatfbrolten'it over the oToTYancey,
we would have sentThiai-'a?new-otW.ri
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ThVPrivate life of Ifci Hsjnlin.-1
The snbioineij1 article, ; relating to' Mfl
Hamlin, the' Republican' candidate" fro
in a Western print, beforeihe..was,.talked
.rr.. i . . t.!.-. Wi":. CT
Ul lur uio p.y iu nuicu uc laoiuvv uuuu-,
nated. Mr.':Hamlinfl rprivate life and
habitsare as simple as tHosebf' Cincin-nfltrifi-
Hnch' taaniii not eaiirr-tamD-
ted tn.pivn nn.hia .intet-ritv as a. Dublic
aiani inas'moch.as. there w notfiK;which
could.be offered nirjin exchange on which
lm wnnld tn"imrTr7neh' valna': - "'
f J SEN-ATOR HAMtTN' OF MAISE.
. One of the firsfmeh in this" nation is
Senator Hamlin of-Mairie.'' We do not
mean tliat he has those gifta of brilliancy
demonstrative qualities of a contentious
spirit which make men the idol of exci
ted crowds? tbnt that in calmness and
manliness, in .solidity of character; fin
trntb- of speech, ,in firmness of resolve,
he has few .equals among the distinguish
ed statesmen of the day. From the time
pf Jackson till now he has maintained
tho rigid inflexibility of his faith, careless
of party defections, and- neglectful of par
ty rewards, yet with the courage to lead
on in critical conjunction,, or to stand
aloof and' alone when factions'became de
moralizenFwith'victory. " Taught early
that.Democra'cyimeant freedom and not
slavery, he has never syverved from that
teaching ; but in all lisrelations has ev
er olliod himsolfjWith.the Radical element
in politics which "represents both control
lby'the''peopMrra'nd'liberty to "the individ
ual. '"In his domestic lifo he is above're-
proacb, and of'singularsimplieity of hab
it, goipgrtrom ,tue oenate cnamuer, to tne
harvest fieldor from, the toils of a. small
farm to the cares of a, great Siatewith
thoease. dicnitv''an'd cheerfulness 'that
mark the .man devoted to'dutyL before
pleasure,, and. conscience; ol acting his true
parr,. in llio.j , yi.jaiCjW.onovt; beuu SHiu6
tha'rounds of the partisan press , "a series
of letters from Washingtonj ftoling how
grandly' and gorgeorisly somd ofc,ouT
wealthy; representatives Jiave entertained
the, diplomatists and, strangers atthe fed
eral capital,, and, dealing,in- who- we must
believe to' he. veryi' 'exaggerated accounts
'of tlir mumficei.ee. 'To rival the White
illouso in "splendor is now the highest am
bition of, tuany -there,' and when we re
call, the plundcj o; the, public treasury in
which they .have "participated, the only
wo'ndcr is that' they (Buccee.l6'po'orly. .
It is'-Tn contrast w'ithr such, with the
Douglases, the Gwins, the- Brights, who
apo;the poor pretensions 'of,- aristobratic
waysthat we.wish.topresant, a picture
of this truly Jlopublicin Senator as seen
in his own1 home'. Thefs1ce'(cn' is' 'from a
privateletter not'designed forp'nblication
but it-has such a'cenialtiRlow about'it,
and, altogether shows so fine.a.type.of the
iVmencan civiiiaa, iuiu, otaic ouiu ,?
shall be pardoned for giving it to the
public. It is as follows : c
".Having had business to .-call me 'to
this city, I thoughI, would ride down
the river to Ham'den (abouifive miles)
andpnrchase a'cafgo of'ta'nnin for a ens
tomer, (a Quaker.J'and at the same time
call upon mylbld friend Hamliri.r After
knocking-at' his plain 'and comfortable
residence, a fine lookine soecimen ofa
. -TTTr." ! . ,'.
house atc.thia -time.";!.-: Yankee -.fashion,
says.1, rJWheresthe,?L'. .".Down in tho
fielil,'." was the reply. "Sh'o'w ..rae, the
way;"" said I. No sooner said' than
done; and there I -found our distinguished
frieu3 at work.!-" "Himself and' son, a fine
looking r'young. rnanC were, gatlieriog
pumpkins.'.- You,. no,doubthayo often
heard-, of Yankee p'umpkiar pies, and
donbtless'eatenJthem top. These were
grown amidst1 a field -.of corn which,' we
, -. z v-ii:t.t.r,i,:..;.-i
are Borrv-io nay, jirujci nuus.wu vt,
in Maine cspecially,LTHeha8,nO lOtber
help, and with .a fine.dittle fatrnjof ,only
ten acres of tillage lahd, he''tpjdr me he
yearly7raised;more"than sufficient'',, for all,
hia-W and forten! years lie bad always
hurl enrn left over ito sell ' from ten-to.
twenty: bushels;-bat this year he thought
he should ;not. , , c - - . i r
' "He'iad tis.family horse (agoqaone)
in a common !fafm" wagon, "just drawing
the last;lod7ftCjPumPin 'AUJifl-harr
vestipg is" done,, except .the cqrn.; He had
ft.lame,back"tliarday from the'Tects of
carrying his Wat Ti stairs' to Ins gran
arr V;U'wrll )c!eaMdun, and .'looked
finely. He hatThiilground) plowedjand
subsoiled, together with a large ,manure.
heap, jn good-shape, maoe irqmine :ww
earth and; muck, "some other, additions;,
"with'a few tasks'Sr hmetadded.oJ,He'has
biieraBberry-bediiad all the email fix
Aav whilst for dinner .evefjr article upon
the Uble'Ws jrrown'npqn.this King liftle
farm. Anolto add to ithe pleasdrer the
mod lidT-!Mm..Haanll.:ai jaat'gTTen
fir triei'liorae-coactjnit.iwiuii eaae and
grace. a.s ,aoJ'-':- j"-"
"TjrritflTonthia fortTQBrown trratifi.-
cation, to .show joti .what pur, Ifew Eng
land Irmill farm" people can1 dd'tirmaka
life go smooth, and not detract from the
chances ofotherajntdbina;, the, Mine.
Tbf doubtless", would not compare with
some of your Western Tartns, but I know
VDS Will HOT IU1UB. IUU iw " -
owner for aH-thaU?' St. ?ouu&Demo
erat, Oct. 20, 1858."
.-, -, .. ...teaK.-a -y.
A Personal Brevity' StephenhA
farmer's daughter came to the door ; and
said I, "Is' Senator Hanjlin at' honie?"
TheanswerJwa8."He'i8r "but not in the
F02.UXC0LX, AXD FOK HAMLIN, T00,,
, Ant" Diui'rJim ctarroKafl"" ''
J Comt forward, all, of every creed,
' To'Freedom't caoie glre heart and hand,
, AnVfrom Colombia'! biow,- with tpeed.-jl r -
. .Blot oat that dark and damning brand! ., . -
For Lincoln, and for Hamlin.' too, -
-- -AM bonett nun win do thtirett; '.- . I
. AaJ tiwnt jtst u thty,ued tordo -j f - ;f
"'..crasu ti-iiisouj eiH io-Tzy
.,Bepnbticani,yosrphalanrfoni,' T '
The contest fairly hat Legnn;
'With hearti a glorlone cnnia'mtke wami,
, Victory doottlett ahaU be won.
. For Lincoln, &e.
Cj y ' - . '
Yoar Phtfona it both firm and strong;.
" Yonr standard it both just and true; '
For honeit men comprise the throng-
, Yonr leader, Lincoln, t nonest. ,toa.
, . For Lincoln, &c.
Lift high the run, the tt!f plant deep;
ine fnnng parry cieare in twain,
And then away, with one grand aweep, '
Hull Jimmy B. and all hit train!
The namet of "Abe.and Hamlin, too,
Xowprondly bound from each trne lip,
Jait at in MO, nted io do '
The name of our old, gallant "Tip."
) j i i f
Lincoln on Snakes:
The following is oneofLine'oln's'illns
trations made in a speech at New-Haven,
Conn. Speakingof the right and wrong
of slavery, he said : ,, .
"Tho other policy is one tbat( squares
with the idea; that slavery is wrong,"and
it c6'risits"'ih' doing everything that we
ought to do ifiitiswrong.,1 Now I don't
wish'to be misunderstood, nor tq'Ieave a
gap down to .be misrepresented, even. I
don't say that wo ougnt attacK it wnere
it exists. To me it seems that if we were
to form a Government anew: in view of
the:actuil.presencefof slavery, ,we should
find; it necessary to frame.just sucn a
government, as, onr, fathers did, giving to
ine siavenoitiers tne entire cuutrui jvhuic
tlie s"vstem7is e3fablished. while we' pos
sessed the' power to restrain it from going
outside those limits. (Applause.).. From
the necessities of the cose we should, D0.
compelled, to form just such.a government
as our blessed fathers gavdus ;"and, sure
ly, 'if Inby have'sb made it, that is anoth
er; reason why .we sliould.let'slavcry alone
where it 'exists.- .--:: ' ', '
;If I saw .a-yenomous snake crawling
in the road aiiv man would say I.might
seize tho' nearest stick and till it ; but, if
J found that snako in'bed with my chil
dren it wonld be another "question.
(Laughter.), I.might hurfithe $ children
more than tho snako.and the snake might
bite them. (Applause.)1 Much more
if iYound it in bed with my' neighbor's
children, and I had bound myself by a
solemn compact hot to meddle with his"
children under any circumstances, it
wonld become me to let that, particular
mode of killing tho gentleman alone.
(Great laughter.) Uut if there is a bed
ne'wly made up, to which the children are
to be taken, and it was proposed to take a
batch of young snakes and put tuem in
with them. I take it. no man would say
there was a question how I ought 'to de
cide. (Prolonged applause and cneers.j
That is inst tho case! The new -Terri
tories arc the nowly-made beds to which
our children are to go, and it .lies with
the natlon'to say whether they shall have
snaUes'mix'c'oV with them or noi. r It
does hot seem'as if there could- be 'much
(Applause.); , fT . '
vHnvr.v1 op TiTE West". Keniember,
that ifvon want b? jroodTtrfd 'economical
administration ot tho ueneraiu;uovernr
ment,,yqu.must vote j for Abraham'-Lin-
coin, t ?r , - I r , ,r
r Remember, that if you want a Home;
stead law crantinn to 'acthal" settlers a
farm' of 160 f acres,- youlmust ;roto"'for
7Ahraham;Lincoln." c l.7"i in , r' : '
" Begieraber; that.if you want 1Free Ter
ritories for.freeMen.you must -,vblqt for
Abraham Xirieoln. t
", Remember,rjth'at if ; you :would' put a
quietuY to 'the "opening'- of "thef'African
Slave trade, you must voto.forTAbrahftat
Lincoln.-- - ) ' .'f .-Lr.i-
Remembcr that. if yon would have Kan
sas .'admitted asa Free, State,"" nnder a
Constitutio'rr of her own' choosing, yon
must' vote for. Abraham-LincolHie-. lit r
', nrmnmber.-that if.Tonr.wonldjbuH4.np
tbr..y ourselves a-prosperous nd happy
eou'ntry1; and Turnishwork. for. your.mil;
! L.l.rV.i. 1t,n-n-cf ' lur.nnrnrinr'HmBnt
UOUS oi iico i'.'i " a ,
of-home'-indostry, Vou must vote ior
Ri.mpmber.,that if vou -would" Deneat,
Mr-. r ' ,- -. ,
aw f at ctri a imnroTeiii1
m . .e : - a.
and harbbrrf, yon 'must Vote'fo Abraham'
Lfneoln. ,- 'r:l .1Z ? ii . . i.;.
tap jaiuuiuia "-rr3Vi.
T-i;. c it a oafrreofirsErVes
of the nations ofthe east 1ryitaiW of a
hamLawqln- r.t-.'xt:TiH trl.- c J tn:
MKsllLUe OUt-a OVWMaw j m
', Drn SHE'Swrrch tfrk T-The poeref
. -.1 ;-- r.ea'' rwafBrftirested.
maioiuai, iuuutuv.v .-,- t
Douglas -haa Bucceededjixn, findingJi
stf ' .' a i. Rmtfrnit of the interview,
fHt?M$tGM. Is iKJ ?converBioa'et-
.s . Ft . . f . .--t-'l t.uiriaar-QT
tnbntawe oniy w tuo w""-e7
his,formerf opipions ,oyi?a.:c,flrp
teKV'Cl'evelandBendd. -T ,
Garibaldi aked one of-.,VDT1..0'5
ccre,.wh6 lately saw himin Sicily, if the
people of "this country, nnderetood him
inrlTit. eansel "I am'dofng." Mid'?.
'what your fathers did is 1775 to 1782
your,commerce and agriculture by, a. wise
andiudicioui expenditure of rjubhc mpn:
CUb'UI J va .
, (From the Chicago Preta & Tribune.)
Lincoln aa He Is.
Ten" thousand inquiries will bo made
as to the looks, the habits, the tastes and
other characteristics or Honest Old Abe.
We anticipate a few of them.'
Mr.,Lincoln stands six feet and four
inches' high in his stockings. His, frame
is not muscular, but gaunt and wiry ; his
arms aro'long, bat not unreasonably so
for a .person , of his Jidight ; his -lower
limbs are not disprdportioaed to hi body.
In walking, his gait, though urm, is nev
er brisk. He steps slowly and deliber
ately, almost always with his head in
clined forward and -his hands clasped be
hind his back; in matters 'of dross he is
by no means precise. Alyjayi clean,, he
h never fashionable ;' be is careless but
not slovenly. In manner he is remarka
bly cordial, ' and, at the same time, sim
ple. His politeness is always sincere and
never elaborate and oppressive. A warm
shako of the hand and a warmer smile of
recognition are his methods of greeting
his friends. At rest, bis features though
those of a man of mark; are not such as
belong to a handsome man ; but when his
fine dark gray eyes are lighted up by any,
emotion, and his features begin thoir play,
he would be chosen from among a crowd
as one who had in him not only the kind
ly sentiments which women love, but the
heavier metal of which full grown men
and Presidents aro made. His hair' is
black, and though thin is wiry. His
head sits well on' his shoulders, but be
yond that it denes description: 'it near
er resembles that of Clay than that! of
Webster; but it is unlike either.- It. is
very large, phrenologically, well propor
tioned, .betokening power in all its de
velopments. A slightly' Roman nose, a
wide-cut moutn 'and a darn complexion,
with the appearance pf sharing been:wea-
tlier-beaten, complete tne description..
In his personal habits. Air. Lincoln is
as simple as a child. Ho loves a good
dinner and eats with tne appetite wmen
goes with a great' brain ; but his food is
plain and nutritions., tie never dnnkB
intoxicating liquors of any sort, not even
a glass of wine. He, is not addicted to
tobacco in any of its shapes. He' never
was 'accused f of a licentious act in all his
life.: He never uses! profane language.
A friend save that once when inatower-
inr rains in conseauence.of the efforts of
certain narties to" perpetrate a fraud on
the State, he was heard to 'say, "They
han't do it. d n'em 1" butbeyond an
expression of that kind, his bitterest feel
ings never carry him.
Ho.never gambles; we doubt if ho ev
er indulgesin any games of chance. He
is particularly cautions about inenrring pe
cuniary obligations for any purpose what
ever, and in debt, he is never content un
til tbo score is discharged. We presume
he owes no man a dollar. lie never
speculates. The rage for the" sudden ac
anisition of wealth never took hold of
him. His gains from his profession have
been moderate, but sufficient, for i his pur?
nose. While othorshave dreamed of
gold, he has been in pursuit of knowl
edge, in an ins aeaungs ua uas tuu rep
utation of being generous but exact,- and,
above all, religiously honest- He-would
be a bold man who would say that Abra
ham Lincolnever .wronged any one ,out
of a rent, or ever spent a dollar that ho
had not honestly earned. His, struggles
in earlviife have made hiitf careful of
moner : but his ge'n'efosity with his 'own
is proverbial.-' .He is a regular attendant
upon religions, worship, and though not
a communicant, is.a pew-holder and lib
eral supporter ofthe Presbyterian Church,
in Snringfield. to which" Mrs. Lincoln
belongs.;. He is a scrupulous teller of the
truth too exact in his notions to suit
the atmosphere of Washington, as it.now
in.:c His enemies may say that he tells
Black Republican lies : but no man ever
charged that, in a professional capacity,
or as a citizen dealing with hi neighbors
he would depart from the scriptural com-
,mand. At.home he-hves I ike. a -gentle
man Of moderate means and simpie tastes.
A good sized house of wood pimply, but
tastefully ifarnished,. surrounded by-trees
and .flowers, is'his own.'ands thera-the
Tf :Mri: Lincoln is elected President.'-he
will carrv but little that.is ornamental o
the White House.! ,-The country must ac
Cepi ins sinceriij, u" ou"-jj -- -
esty, in the-mould ;in which .it is cash
He will not be auie to maao-aB porno
bowas .Frank Pierce,:.but ,he; will not
commence-anew, the agitation of the Sla
Yeryquestion by recommending to, Con
gress any 'Kansas "Nebraska bills. f Ho
may noV preside at the Presidential din
VieriwiththeeaM imd gracewhich dis
tSrumUh r.t'"vearable public raectioei-
ry,','Mr.:1Buchanaa.; but, he, vfill.-not
'li to ilin nfteeaaitr" fore Cbvode Cdm-
;mm. Ad thVdisOTaceful revelations of
OoWelruB Wendell. "He will, take to the
Presidential chair jest the qaalitiee which
rt Mitatrr Bow demuda to aaveitfrom
:n.nrt;na dMtrnetion ability -that no
"K o . -.. 't--'-.-,i,. .,;-
man can question, uruiu-w ,... w.---0
can'overbear, b,onesfy that never has, been
imwichwl.-aird patriotism' that never
despaiw. " '- ' JJ J"J
, OtD'Foaiw; The rara; total of the
ages' of thirty-five gentlemen at a Bell
and Everett convocation in Boston, last
weeVamojaatea to 3,153 yeart".
?rlt. a "Whittier. the Quaker poet,
represents the Sixth -District on the Lin
Ui '.,. Hamlin Electoral" ticket in
lives, at peace witahimself, thOjidol,pt
his family, and for'hia. honesty,, ability
'and patriotism, the Jmiration 'of his
CAMPAIQIT SOHQ.' 4
BY A. C. BROWNELL-
The trumpet of Freedom no tontdi through the land, -And
the nation awakti at the totrnd; y t :j
Her beantifnl banner of peace it at band,'
And the people are gtthertag roend. i
' . - '
The voice of onr Finn It heard from the Wets.
And il thunders o'eVprairie and pliia; I A.
The echo it caught la the far dietaat East,
, And re-echot from gallant 61J Maine. i
: j , .r
Borne men of the Fonth are fiiltJ wih dismay,
And are rtgiag with madaeti and fear;'
But criet of Ditnnion will toon die away.
For the day of deliverance drawl near.
With Lincoln and Hamlin, the honeit and brave, '
Well ttand np for Freedom and right; " "
Our glorious Union well honor and tare, ' -' '
When the people come forth ia their might, - W
Then march on to victory, with thete atoo'r Sead,-' ' '""
Aad the tonnd ofthe tnarpet prolong;' '" '-
Well fight ,ham Democracy tin it ia dead, - .
Then well about the glad triumph ia long.
Lincoln and Douglaj.
Tho Boston Transcript' republishea
some extracts, from its correspondence da-'
scribing -Lincoln's debate with Dpuglaa'
al Salbbury, 111., in the fall of '1858. .
The letter; says the Transcript, wat writ
ton by 'the President of a CollcgV in Il
linois a gentleman well known in New'
England and highly esteemed in Boston.
After stating the reception of the rival
champions, the ,writer continues :
Ine men are entirely dissimilar. Mr.
Douglas'is a thick seti finely-built, coura-'
gcous.'man, and has an air of self-confidence
that does not a. little to inspire his'
supporters with hope. Mr. Lincoln is -
tall lank man, awkward, apparently dim-
dent, and when not speaking has neither',
firmness in his countenance nor fire" in his"'
.i !c.-i- J . '
Lincoln has a jotx, silvery TOtce,'".
enunciates with great distinctness, and haa i
a nne command ot language, lie com".
menced by a review of' the points -lur.'- ,
Douglas had made. In' this" he' showed"1 "
great tact, .and his retorts, thongh'gentle-'-
manly, were sharp and reached to tne core
of the subject in dispnte. . While he gave
our. nine time to tua work, oi roveiw,, jis
did not feel that anything was omittel '
which doserved'attention. r-" "' 1
He .then, proceeded to' defend - the' Ra-. J
publican party.- Here- he charged -Mr.u,. -Douglas
with doing nothiug forfreedom, ,
with disregarding the rights and interesti:
of the colored man ; and for about forty
minutes he spoke with a power that' we '
have seldom heard equalled. There was",
a grandeur in his .thoughts, a comprehen-J .
siveness in bis arguments, and a binding (
force in his conclusions, which were per
fectly irresistible. The vast throng were
silent as death ; every eye waa fixed upon
the speaker and all gave him serious at
tention. He was the tall marr . eloquent;:
bis countenance glowedwith animation,
and his eye glistened with an intelligence;
that. made it lustrous. He was no longer,
awkward and ungainly, but graceful, bold
Mr. Douglas had teen quietly smoking
up to this time ;; but here he forget hie
cigar, and listened with anxious attention,--
When he rose to reply , he appeared exctr.
ted, disturbed, and his second effort seem-. .
ed to ns vastly, inferior to hie first. 'Mr! '
Lincoln bad Riven him a great task, and- '
Mr. Douglas.had not time to answer bihev 1
oven, if he had the ability, :' 7.-i
Habd Hits. Senator Green, of 3I?s-
souriin a recent speech at6t. Joieph',1
dealt the '.'.Little: Giant" some pretty ee".
vere left-handed blows, aa follows r ;" . - '
" He iupported John 0. Breckinridge, .
because, he. bad nererr traveled rap ana.
down the river on the decks "of steam--'
boats, advocating hw own election to th'
Presidency ; hehad never descended into-.?:
beer.saloons andrdrank lager, in order to
gain"popularity witli the vulgar rabble ; ,
he had never sent hired letterwriters all ,
over the country to puff himself into no
toriety, and run'down everybody elsex 'l' '
had. never prostituted; the telegraph to
sound his own p raises, . and misrepresent ,
every other prominent man in the psrty,;,
and, finally, juppprtedjiimbecause he i
was the only man whoohad any chstwe.
of defeating Lincoln, -No.8outhern State. a
would, under any circumstances,. caster
Electoral Vote for Dooglas, and he didn't' .
believe he could' get a single rvortnera
Stat?-" r -- 'l-
A OiMTrsA-rE Cistv; The Harrisbrrrg"
Sentinel, the new Douglas5 daily, perpe-'"-
trates the following;:. '; -
a "James Bachanaa ts.at uedtoru, ann-u
king the. waters, in thq,hbpa of pvrmgt
himself of the numerous putyagesjhefhas
AMm'itipAmnn "theDemocTatio -party. '
Vain attempt I- were he even to orUM the ol
roriwes dry." j -". -3: - .:a v .wX
TxftT"Dae Ttor Dzsrif. The Dori0 -glasite
pspers Uke parUculaseafelfast lo'-J
deny that the Vice-Presidential HoautiKl
tion was offered tp W. L. T"
Baltimore; proHded the demands ofUe
ultra Soeth could be abated rsingle tararrVrw -
breadth, ad Ppnglas piaoea, .a ww 1
of the Ucltet CinMW&Jmmrtal. w j
TftbeJDou'glasiiTtrm-h'ad tardea straight,- '
maBlrfigbt,;Liacoln' ,ajpnt "Wi
State would not te7,n&&&?W,A
But theircoalition withv'DIs8nlonifta,;
UyJsgainst tliesa of-at laast li&HU
Albany Evening Journal. 7 ,d pi n " ht
Pinsosiu-Judge, DoBsdas. Ufa -th
ted by a band and five tailitary men oji
horseback: He teblt 'the Bock Urn?
train (at the West, "Jsi aeareei ,ef;BVl
trbotuer. Chicago Journal vj tv-i jl 'A; -
. x 8