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THE HOCK ISLAND ABGM TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 1889
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THE "SOPHOMORICAL" STAGE OF
PUBLIC SPEAKIN3 IN THE WEST.
It Is Perhaps Quit as Well That tha
Earliest Speeelie of Llnooia Wer Not
rimi iel A 8mpl Spmrh by "TJnvl
Of Abraham Lincoln's acuteness as an
lawyer many amusing and some patbetio
stones are told; but the remarkable
change In the style of his . speeches be
tween 1840 and 1855 has not been well
understood in the eastern states. As a
forensic orator his life presents three
very distinct phase: First, the time
when be spoke hesitatingly and with
abrupt changes from one point to another
the common style of the untrained
speaker; second, baring acquired confi
dence, he changed rather suddenly to
that florid and perfervid style then com
mon in the west, but now heard only
on the burlesque 6tago; and, finally,
after forming bis partnership with the
eminent Judge Stephen T. Logan, he
studied his cawes tninntely and, began to
cultivate a terse style, the result being
manifest in that wonderful combination
of strong Saxon words, directness of
statement and aptness of illustration, yet
glowing with the puro poetry of emo
tion, in which stylo Abraham Lincoln
surpassed all other men of his time.
The explanation of the second stage
of his progress is to bo found in the
' character of the people whom he ad
dressed. Southern Indiana, Ohio and
Illinois were settled almost entirely by
people from the border slave states, and
as late as 1S40 a "Yankee" was a rarity
in the interior counties. Among these
people oratory began with imitations of
Patrick Henry, was continued with imi
tations of Henry Clay, and tended rap
idly to subordinate logic to rhetoric, till
it reached a state of turgidiry that was
simply ridiculous. Every phenomenon
of nature, every emotion of humanity,
all the acts of all the heroes of antiquity,
and all the battles in which "we licked
the British," were raw material, to le
wildly ranged in rampant periods by the
fervent speaker; Has and chains, de
mons and angels, masks, racks, hatchets
and vipers danced through his speech in
mazy confusion, as he successively re
moved coat, vest, cravat and collar, till at
the close he crushed the Hessian's sword
and "Injun's tommvhawk," the "Blue
light Federalists" and Julius Casar, with
as many local heroes and Scripture
phrases as lie could remember, into an
awful peroration, and hurled it at his
It is just as well for Lincoln's fame
that of the many stick-lira he made while
in this florid season of oratorical pubes-
A WAY BACK OKATOR.
cence but one is preserved. That one
has not been published often enough to
become stale, so an extract is herewith
"bii. Lam born refers to the late elec
tions in the Btatcs, and from their results
confidently predicts everv 6tate in the
Union will vote for Mr. Van Buren at
the next presidential election. Address
that argument to cowards and knaves;
with the free and the brave it will affect
nothing. It may be true; if it must be,
let it. Many free countries have lost
their liberty, and ours may lose hers;
but if it shall, be it my proudest plume,
not that I was the last to desert, but that
I never deserted lirr. I know that the
great volcano at Washington, aroused
and directed by the evil spirit that reigns
there, is belching forth the lava of polit
ical corruption in a current broad and
deep, which, is sweeping. with frightful
Telocity over the length and breadth of
the land, bidding fair to leave unscathed
no green spot or living thing; while on
its bosom are riding, like demons on the
wave of hell, the imps of the evil spirit,
and fiendishly taunting all those who dare
to resist its destroying course with the
hopelessness of their eliorts; aiyj knowing
this, I cannot deny that all may be swept
away. Broken by it I, too, may he; bow
to it, I never wilL The probability that
we may fall in the struggle ought not to
deter us from the support of a cause we
believe to be just It shall not deter ma
If ever I feci the soul within me elevate
and expand to those dimensions not
wholly unworthy of its almighty archi
tect, it is when I contemplate the cause
of my country, deserted by all the world
beside, and I standing up boldly alone,
hurling defiance at iier victorious op
pressors. Here, without contemplating
consequences, before heaven, and in the
face or the world, I swear eternal fealty
to the just cause, ns I deem it, of the
land of my life, my liberty and my love."
By comparing this with the speeches
of Mr. Lincoln's last year the reader will
find abundant proof of the fact so often
mated that intellectually he never ceased
To grow. The speech is on the very
erge of absurdity. One more flower of
southwestern rhetoric would have rasped
it over to the class best known by the
alleged speeches of Davy Crockett and
the "Preacher of Uepuidam." Yet this
ort of oratory may still lie heard in
A IlacU wox1 I'amllr.
Thomas Lincoln, father of the liber
ator, moved many times, and was gen
erally poorer after each remove. On the
Bth of October, 1818. bis first wife, the
mother of Abraham Lincoln, died at
their new home in Sjiencer county, In
diana. Sixty years later her grave was
till unmarked, and the jeople only
knew ita location because it had been re
corded aa in the center of a square
formed by four large trees in what was
till a native forest. In 1S7U Mr. P. E.
Studebaker, of South Bend, lnd., caused
small, handsome monument, with a
suitable Inscription, to be placed over it
Late in 1819, Thomas Lincoln married a
widow, Sarah Bush Jolinston, who. by
all accounts, "reconstructed thefamilv.
Her son and two daughters, with
Abraham and his sister Sarah, consti
tuted the little family, to which waa
afterwards added Lincoln's cousins, John
and Dennis ilankaT
The stepmother was a mother indeed
to the future president, and he never
ceased to love and revere her. She out
lived her famous stepson and died at an
advanced age. Thomas Lincoln died in
1851, at the age of 73, and his grave, near
Farmlngton, Ills., remained unmarked
till his grandson, Hon. Kobcrt T. Lincoln,
E laced an appropriate stone over it The
fe of the boy Abe Lincoln in Indiana
and the man in Illinois did not differ
materially from that of other pioneers,
except in his great love of reading and
earnestness of inquiry into everything
that excited his curiosity. It is not until
we reach that period of Abraham Lin
coln's life that be began to practice law
that we find - many well authenticated
anecdotes of him. Then his wonderful
native powers tiegan to be recognized.
No American statesman ever passed
through such a season of mental agony
as did Abraham Lincoln in the four
months between his election and inaugu
ration. Chaos but faintly describee the
condition of public affairs! The true in
terpretation of the national constitution
as to the power of the nation over a re
cusant state had often been mooted, but
was now to be settled by the argu
ment of last resort battle. Constrained
by his position to maintain complete re
serve, Lincoln had to think the matter
out in almost total mental solitude. It
was then that his countenance took on
permanently that deep cast of melan
choly which had before been only occa
sional, an appearance which caused an
eminent lady to remark:
"Mr. Lincoln had the saddest coun
tenance, in repose, I ever looked upon."
The last scene in which his old humor
reasserted itself is thus portrayed by the
southern historian, Edward A. Pollard:
"A vast concourse of people assembled
at the president's bouse to make the pop
ular congratulations to Mr. Lincoln.
There was music, illuminations; the
ground was ablaze with triumphal lights;
and the vast crowd called impatiently
for a response from the precedent It
was a grand historical occasion; one of
great thoughts and imposing circum
stances; one of noble and memorable ut
terances. The president of the United
States came forward and called for the
'rebel' song of 'Dixie,' He said: 1 have
always thought that 'Dixie' was one of
the best songs I ever heard. Our adver
saries over the way, I know, have at
tempted to appropriate it; but I insist
that on yesterday we fairly captured it
I referred the question to the attorney
general, and he gave it as his legal opin
ion that it is now our property. (Laugh
ter and loud applause). 1 now ask the
band to give us a good turn upon it' It
was a characteristic speech and the last
joke of Abraham Lincoln."
Itarltisqoes of 1860.
Considering the present greatness of
Illinois, and the wonderful galaxy of
great men she has furnished the nation
since 1860, the young reader can scarcely
conceive the comparative obscurity of
the state when Abraham Lincoln first
became nationally prominent Indeed,
1860 was the first year in which the
northwest determinedly asserted itself in
political conventions as the dominating
power. Though Stephen A. Douglas had
been the leader of the northern Democ
racy 6inco 1856, even his prominence was
matter of ridicule, and the persistence of
his friends at Charleston and Baltimore
was pronounced otTensi ve by some eastern
and southern men. How much more the
prominence given to Abraham Lincoln,
who only began to be known nationally
The political satires and caricatures of
18(50 abound in allusions to the "rail
splitter." the Sucker." the frontier vil
lage lawyer, etc. One who then studied
American life in the illustrated papers
might have concluded that the average
Illinois or Indiana man put in one-tlurd
of his time shaking with the ague, and a
good deal of the other two-thirds in swal
lowing quinine and whisky to ward it
oil. The following are caricatures from
Harper's Weekly of Oct 27, 1S00:
SCENE SOMEWHERE IS JXLIXOY.
Feleg Puffer, Esq., in search of mate
rial for "New Life of Lincoln," encoun
ters a native. "So, my dear sir, you say
you are well acquainted with the illus
trious Abraham honest old Abe cli?"
"Ya-as, stranger, ever since '33 I
knowed him. I know it was '38 'cos the
ager got a holt on me jest about
Mr. Puffer at this moment is horrified
to find that his friend and informant has
assumed a very peculiar form and ac
tion, scratching gravel and kicking up a
dtlnt enra!lr Irtnlrinrv lilrA n .moll
thunder cloud, out of which issued:
till I g-git thr-rough this ager 'shake an'
I'll t-t-tell you all a-a-bout it"
Pfilpff ahinrl frtr hitrh mv-i 1 n A eqflnflr)
1 n fe. ' Mhinuru
that Iliinoy earthquakes interfere fear-
..11 r.l r '..
iuiij wiin iniormauon on matters ana
THE RAIL CAMPAIGN.
Abraham Lincoln Did Split Rail, bat Not
All old voters remember the prominent
part the "Lincoln rails" played in the
campaign of I860. Mr. Lincoln waa rep
resented in one caricature in the act of
charging at his opponents with a rail, in
another as hammering with a maul
upon a very knotty "cut" labeled to rep
resent the Democracy of that day, and
in many other attitudes. Of course, the
other party sought to turn all tliia into
ridicule and boldly denied that Lincoln
ever split rails. This period of his life is
eloquently sketched by the lion. Leonard
When he thus left Indiana he had been
to school in a log school house but six
weeks, and this period constitutes hi-- en
tire education received at school. Uav-
F PUTTING BAILS.
tag arrived here In August, they erected
a log cabin and plowed some land for a
crop the coming year. When about to
become 21 years of age the next Febru
ary, his father gave him his time, and
his stepmother, a kind, good mother to
him, tied all his earthly possessions in a
pack, and Lincoln, running a stick
throiudi where the knot was tied, started
on foot From Coles county to Macon
Cast your eyes buck sixty years and
look on that tall, lit le young man, partly
concealed by the - tall grasses of the
prairie as he then w alks alone along the
Indian trail, with a pack on his back and
hope in his heart on that wonderful
journey of life, wh ch first took him to
Macon county and the life of a rail
splitter, thence to &ingaraon county and
Sangamon river an 1 the life of a flat
boatman upon the Sangamon, Illinois
and Mississippi riven; thence to a cap
taincy in the Black Hawk war; thence
to a membership in the Illinois legisla
ture for four years, in which and in the
political campaigns of 1840 and 1844 he
acquired a name as an orator; thence to
a leadership at the bar; thence to one
term in congress, an 1 finally to the presi
dency of the country he then walked
over so humbly, imd to martyrdom
for the principles he advocated and
the noble life h) lived. Arrived
at Macon county, he met some cousins
and with one of them took a contract for
splitting rails at a ttipulated price per
hundred. lie then went to Sangamon
county and worked for a farmer who
lived near the Sangamon river. Prod
ucts were easily raisod, but there was no
market for them, and so Lincoln con
ceived the idea of bultlingafiat boat and
floating it loaded with the products of
the farm down the Sangamon into the
Illinois river, and tl ence down the Illi
nois to the Mississippi, and whence down
the Mississippi to Ne ft Orleans. This as
yet had never been done. It being
agreed upon, Lincoln with his own hands
foiled the timber, tewed the beams,
made the boat, loads-1 it with produce,
and then was elected to his first office,
which was the captaincy of that flat
boat The whole crew consisted of
Capt Lincoln and one or two other
men. Having mad') successfully the
voyage to New O -leans he worked
his passage back by firing upon a steamer
coming up the river i i return. Upon one
of these trips down the river an occur
rence took place which very nearly pre
vented him from ever being president or
from ever making the slave free. His
boat on a downward trip was one night
hauled up to the shora near Natchez, in
Mississippi. Capt. Lincoln and his crew
were asleep below when the steps of some
one was heard on deck. Lincoln came
up to hear who was there. As his head
reached up through the hatchway of the
boat, a negro who wjis pilfering struck
him a blow with a la-ge 6tick, which at
the same time struck Lincoln's head and
the floor beyond it, and 6tunned him,
and left upon his head a large scar which
ho carried through lif 3.
After this he was a clerk and partner
in a small store near New Salem. After
this again the Blackhuwk war broke out,
and Lincoln was elected captain of a
company raised at lew Salem. After
tliat war he was elect id four times to the
legislature, to which he walked from
Sangamon county on foot a part of the
time. There, for the first time, he came
in contact with the prominent men of
the 6tate, and distinguished himself as a
speaker. He then mcved to Springfield,
and commenced about the same tune to
study and practice law, and soon rose to
distinction and eminence in that profes
sion. When he was nomirated for the presi
dency in 1860 some campaign bookmaker
called upon him to et the prominent
features of his life, and well he replied,
in the language of Gray's elegy, that
his life presented noth Jig" but
"The short and simple amala of the poor "
This is the record of his lifo.
Lincoln and C iL, Baker.
A member of the Liacoln family for a
time, in 161, says that though the presi
dent often grieved d.ieply and silently
for the lives sacrificed in the war, he
wept aloud but once, and that was for
the death of CoL E. D. Baker at Ball's
Bluff. There were many reasons for
this. They had been associates at the
bar in Illinois and warm friends, though
political rivals; and when Baker, who
had beaten Lincoln f c r the nomination
and been elected to congress, resigned
his seat to go to the Mexican war, it
roused all the admiring enthusiasm of
Lincoln's nature. CoL linker came back
from Mexico with disiatches before re
signing his seat, and made a 6eech -in
congress defining the tme position of the
Whigs. Every tep of his subsequent
chivalrous career increased Lincoln's
affection for him, and he gave it as his
opinion that no other man in Illinois had
such various talents and so much of the
national orator as Ec ward Dickinson
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THE MOST WONDERFUL ART OF THE
age French Transparent Plnsrt Pat ting on
Doeskin, Ve vet I men. Bolting i loth. Plush," etc.
Ladies are eordialh invited to cull and see sam
ples; lesson complete in from one to three hours
Tsuiiht by Mrs. Marr of the Nationel Art Co., New
York city. Lady agents wanted: can make from
$10toS)00 a WreB. Commercial Hotel Third
avenue tnd Seventeenth street. 7-4t
J. M. BEAKDSLEY,
TTORNEV AT LAW CiRce w;Ui J. T. Ken
A. worthy. 17 Socondavenue.
TTORNEY AT LAW. Ofttce in R.Kk Islano
. i National Bank Building, lioc lalind, 1 11.
TTORNEY AT L.W-Officc in Post
July 11 dw
E. W. HUKST,
TTORNEY AND COUNSELLOR AT LAW
Offlre in Masonic Temple blocs, over Rock Is
iand Na.ional Bank. Rock ( svd. 111.
t, . awssim. a i walxib.
SWEENEY & WALKER,
1TTORNEY8 AND COUNSELLORS AT LAW
.LOffloein Bengston' block. K ck Island, 111.
1 TTORNEY AT LAW Loans money on row
lleeeurtty, mke roUecti t. Reference, Mi'cb
tl m Lynde, bankers. Office in Poetofflce block
ST. LUKE'S COTTABE HOSI'ITAL,
N THIRD AVENUE,
J. E. LOOSLEY & CO.,
ENERAL INSURANCE AGENTS, Second
avenue, next to Mclntire Bros., store.
D. S. S' HUERMAN,
ARCHITECT ANDSUPERINTENDENT -Main
office Cincinnati!. Ohio; office over First Na
tional Bank, Kock Island. tU ly
YELLOW SIGXM. YELLOW TVBkt
Use 'Peerless Brand'
Fresh Raw Oysters,
Selected tnd packed with cleanliness and care.
C. H. PEARSON &CO.,
Thr are the Beat. A-k your Grocer for them.
V. S H Fi V.M. S,
Honorary graduate and medallist nf the Ontario
Veterinary College; member of Montreal Veter
inary College, and member of theVeter nary Med
ical Association, wii: treat on the latest and most
scientific principles all the diseases and abnormal
conditions of the domesticated animals.
Examinations, couaultatlon and advice positive
Calls Promptly attended to.
Charges moderate In every case.
Office, residence and telephone call. Conuner
ctal howl. Rock Island, 111.
J. M. BUFORD,
The old Fire and Time-tried Companies
LOSSES PROMPTLY PAD
Rates as low as any reliable company caa aCocd.
Your patronage la solicited.
(VOfflee la Argaa block.
-Or the Liaear Habit. Positively Cared
toy adminlatrrlna Dr. Haiaes'
It can be siveo lu a cup of coffee or tea without
thH knowledge of the person taking It ; la absolutely
aariuleaa, aud will effect permanent and speedy
cure, whether the patient la a moderate drinker or
an alcobollc wreck. Thounands of drunkards have
been made temperate men who have lakes Golden
Specific In their coffee without tbeir knowledge
and to-day believe they quit drinking; of tbetc own
freewill. IT NEVKIi FAILS. The system once
Impregnated with the irclflc. It becomes an ataar
Impossibility for the liquor appetite to exist.
For sale by T. H. THOMAS, and V am tt a t t
. FlsHicH. ruLat, liuck Uluid, Lis.
THE TRAYELEBS' GUIDE.
Chicago. Rock Island & Pacific
TVoIim Lttn for Chicago-
rweenger 6:6 am
M : T45 a m
' " 8:40 pm
Arrtot from CMcaqo.
Passenger 4:49 am
Passenger S:U p m
Day Express aud Mail 5:45 a m 1140 pm
Night Express and Mail T:4S m 8:35 a m
gay Express 4:48 am 7:40 am
Express Fast 8:15 pm 11:40 pm
Council Bluff t.
Day Express and Mall 4:60 a m 11 :40 p m
Atlantic Passenger 8:55am B:0pm
Night Express 6:Mpm T :20 am
l?epot, Mcline Avenue,
J. F. COOK, Agent. Rock Island.
Chicago, Burlington & Quinct.
St. Loots Express 6:45a. tl 6:B0a. a
8L Louis Express l:Kr.i 8:50 t.
8t. Psnl Express 8:00 a. mo
ri . Peul Expre-s T:M r,
Meardstown Passenger.. 8:45 r. .ft ' 11:05 a. at. ft
WayFrel ht(Monm'th) 8:15'a. at 1:50 rs.
Way Freight (Sterlinif) :00 a. 8:20 r. at. ft
Sterling Passenger 8:00 a, at. ft 6:55 r. M.ft
aDally. Daily ex Sunday.
M. J. YOCKO. Agent.
Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul.
BAC1NE AND S. W. DIVISION.
u Departs. Arrives.
Mail and Expres, 6:45 a m 8:40 p m
St. Paul Expr. cs. 8 :00 p m 11 :85 s m
ft.AAcconi 1:110 pm ......10:10 am
ft. A Ac com T:S0am 6:10pm
K. D. W. HOLMES. Agent.
F AST M IL TRAIN with Vestibuled trains be
tween Chicago, Milwaukee, M. Paul and Mlnne-
TRA S-OONTIN"XTAL ROUTE between Chi
csio. Council BlnfiK, Omaha and the facillc
GREAT NATIONAL ROUTE between Chicago
Ksnsas City and St. Joseph, Mo.
57110 MILES OP ROAD reaching all principal
points in Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa,
Misaouri and Dakota.
For maps, time tables, rates of passage and
freight, etc , apply to the nesrei-t atat'.on agent
of the Chicago. Milwaukee A 8 . Paul Railway, or
to any railroad agent anywhere in the world.
R03WELL MILLKrt, A V. II. CARPENTER,
General Manager. Qen'l Pass. T. Agt.
l"wFor information in reference to Lands and
Sown owned by by the Chicago. Milwaukee A
ft. Paul Railway Ci mpany. write to H. n Hai
gen. Land commissioner Milwaukee. Wisconsin.
Mobile & Ohio-B. R.
Is dow cfforinj for ?a:e in tracts to
suit piirrhjscrs over
Suitable for Furuiiccr. Gardening, Stock
Raising end Lumbering.
For particulars address or apply to
Land and Development flo.,
Or any of the following named reDreeien
talives of the MOBILE & OHIO Rail
F. E. CH A PM AN. General Agent, Chtctigo, 111.
M. P. COOK. Trav. Pass. Agt. Flint, Mich
E. E. POSKT. Trar. Pass. Agt. 106 North 4th
Street, St, Lonis, Mo.
J N EBERL. Iind and Immigration Agent,
106 North 4th Streci. M. Louis Mo
J. L. G. CUAKLTON, Uen l Pass. At-ent. Mo
WWhen writing mention the Abocs.
Patent, Cast and Wrought
Cheapest Fence in tba world for resi
dence and lota.
Made any height desired.
J. E. DOWNING,
Successor to Geo. Downing, Jr.,
Hampton's Hot Coffee
Five Cent Lunch Counter.
,,, " AfnUltnaof ' " '
SCHOOL SUPPLIES -
Jnat reaeiVatV '.i
' . , HAMPTON'S,
Corner Ninth Street and
OLEMAWfJ & SALZMANn,
1523 and 1525
Second Avenue, Rock Islana,
Can now show yon the
ever seen in
t3& Remember the place, one door West of Harper's Thea
lie. The only double front store in Rock Island.
The finest carrisgea and buggies in
the city can be had at any honr
of the day or night.
L. G. SNIDER, Proptr,
No. 1916 Third Avemue.
JOHN VOLK & CO.,
M ANCFACTURERl! OF
Sash. Doors, Blinds,
Siding, Flooring, Wainscoating and all klnda of Wool :
Work for Builders,
Eighteenth St., between Third and Fourth avenae,
KRAMER & BLEUER,
Book Binders. 3?rinteis
Blank Blook Manufacturers.
aSTOrdera by mail promptly attended to.
(Upstairs) No. 1612 Second .Avenue, Rock Island, 111.
CARPETS AND WALL PAPER.
- Wew Patterns for Spring" 1889, received daily -
L W. PETERSEB'S, 21Q
Largest ateckof fine
in the West.
"E I bfiH
3 " H
West ?nd St.. Davenport.