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Hffi SCBAHTW TBIBU2ffE WEDXE6DAY MORNING. OCTOBER 7, 1896.
? The Three;; 7 ) "rippndents.iy.'- v 1 AN INCIDENT OP C BYA CONAN DOYLE. .,. ,Aim.., -,MnAinM : : THE SOUDAN CAMPAIGN, f j (Copyright. 1834, by A. Conu Doyle.) PART I. There was only one little feathery rlump of lom jialniH in all that great wilderneHH or llu-k hooks ami oranice auuil. It stood high on the hank, and bflow (t the lrown Nile swirled awlftly towardH the -Amliitfol rutHruct, nttinK a little frill of foam round each of the iKiwUlent which Ht willed its aurface. Above, out of a naked blue ky. the aun wun beating down upon the xumi.anil up UKuin i'rum the Band under the brims of the tilth lialx of the horsemen with the wiii'chiiiK srlure of a blast furnace. It had linen so high that the Hhadows of the hoiDcs were no longer than them selves. "Whew!" cried Mortimer, mopping hlH forehetid, "you'd pay live shilling for tills at the huinniiim.i." "Preclwly," Haid Scott. "But you are not asked to ride twenty mllca in a Turkish bath with a lieid-Kluxa and a revolve, and u water-bottle and a whole Cliiistmus treeful of things tliiiiRlinK from you. The hothouse at Kew is. excellent us a conservatory, but not adapted for exhibitions upon the horizontal bar. I vote for a camp in the palm grove und a halt. until even ing.'" Mortimer rose on his stirrups and looked hard to the southwurd. Kvery where were the same blin k : burned rucks und deep orange wind. At one spot only an intermittent line uppeared DOWN THE AVTXmxa PATH THIS TRAIN WAS PICK I. Ml ITS WAY. to have been cut through the rugged spurs which ran down to the river. It was the bed of the old railway, long de stroyed by the Arabs, but now in pro cess of reconstruction by the advancing Kgyptians. There was no other sign of man's handiwork in all that desolate scene. "It's palm trees or nothing," said Scott. "Well, I suppose we must: and yet I grudge every hour until we reach the force up. What would our editors say it we were late for the action?" "My dear chut), an old bird like vnu doesn't need to be told that no sane modern general would ever attack until the press is up." "You don't mean that?" said young Anerley. "I thought we were looked upon as an unmitigated nuisance." " 'Newspaper correspondents and traveling gentlemen, and all that tribe of useless drones' being an extract from Lord Woseley's 'Soldier's Pocket Book. " cried Scott. "We know all about that, Anerley" und he winked behind his blue spectacles. "If there were going to be a battle we should very soon have an escort of cavalry to hurry us up. I've been In 15. and I never saw one where they had not ar ranged for a reporter's table." "That's very well: but the enemy may 'be less considerate," said Morti mer.. . "They are not strong enough to force a battle." , "A skirmish, then?" "Much more likely to be a raid upon the rear. In that ease we are Just where we should be." "So we are! What a score over Keuter's man up with the advance! Well, we'll outspnn and have our tiffin tinder the palms." There were three of them, and they stood for three Rreat London dailies. Keuter was thirty miles ahead; two evening pennies upon camels were twenty miles behind. And among them they represented the eyes and the ears of the public the great silent millions and millions who had paid for every thing and who waited patiently to know the -result of their outlay. They Were remarkable men, these body-servants of the press; two of them already veterans in the camps, the other setting out upon his first cam paign, und full of deference fur his fa mous comrades. This first - one, who had Just dis mounted from his bay polo-pony, was Mortimer, of the Intelligencer tall, straight and hawk-faced, 'with kharkl tunic and riding breeches, drab putties, a scarlet cummerbund, and a skin tanned to the red of a Scotch flr by sun und wind, and mottled by the mos miitn and the ttand lly. The other small, quick, mercurial, with blne black curling' beard and hair, a fly switch forever flicking in his left hand was Scott, of the Courier, who hud come through more dangers nnd brought ofT more brilliant scoops thun any nmn in the profession, save the eminent Chandler, now no longer In a condition to take the field. They were a singular contrast, Mortimer and Kcott. and It was in their differences that the secret of their close friendship-lay." Kach dovetailed, into the other. The strength of each was in the .other's weakness. Together they formed a perfect unit Mortimer was Saxon slow, conscientious and delib erate; Scott was Celtic quick, happy-go-lucky and brilliant. Mortimer was the, more solid, Scott the more attrac ting. Mortimer was the deeper think er. Scott the brighter talker. Hy a curious coincidence, though each had seen much of warfare, their campaigns had never coincided. Together they covered all recent military history. Scott hud done Plevna, the Shlpka, the Zulus. Egypt. Suakim; Mortimer had seen the Hoer war, the Chilian, the Mulgarla and Servian, the Gordon' re lief, the Indian frontier, Brazilian re bellion and Madagascar. This Intimate personal knowledge gave a peculiar flavor to. their talk. There was none of the second-hand surmise and conjec ture which forms so much of our con versation; it was all concrete and final. The speaker had been there, had seen it. and there was an end to It. In spite of their friendship there was the keenest professional . rivalry be tween the two men. Either would, have sacrllced himself to help his compan ion, but 'either would also have sacri ficed his' companion to heln his paper. Never did a Jockey yearn for a winning ninunuas keenly as each of them longed to have a. full column in a morning edi tion whilst every other daily was blank. They -were perfectly frank about the matter.' Each professed himself ready to steal' a march on his neighbor, and each recognized that the other's duty to his employer was far higher than any personal consideration. The third man was Anerley, of the Gazette young, inexperienced and rather simple-looking. 1 He had a droop of the Hp which some of his more Inti mate friends regarded as a libel upon his character, and his eyes were so slow and so sleepy that they suggested an affectation. A leaning toward soldier ing had sent him twice to autumn ma neuvers, and a touch of color In his descriptions had induced the proprie tors of the Guzette to give him a trial as a war special. There was a pleasing diffidence about his bearing which rec ommended him to his experienced com panions, and if they had a smile some times at his guileless ways, it was southing to them to hnve a comrade from whom nothing was to he feared. From the duy that they left the tele graph wire behind them nt Sarins, the man who was mounted upon a K. guinea 34 Syrian was delivered over into the hands of the owners of the two fastest polo ponies that ever shot down the Uheslreh ground. The three hud dismounted nnd led their beasts under the welcome shade. In the brassy yellow glare every branch above threw so black and solid a shadow that the men involuntarily raised their feet to step over them. "The palm makes an excellent hnt rnck," said Scott, slinging his revolver and his water-bottle over the little upward-pointing pegs which bristled from the trunk, "As a shade tree, however, it isn't an unqualified success. Curious tliut In the universal adaption of means to ends something a little less flimsy could not have been devised for the tropics." "Like the banyan in India." "Or the fine hardwood trees in Ashan lee. where a whole regiment could pic nic tinder the shade." "The teak tree isn't bad In Iturmah either, liy Jove, the baccy has all come loose In the saddle bag! That long-cut mixture smokes rather hot for this cli mate. How about the baggies, Aner ley?" "They'll be here in five minutes." Down the winding path which curved among the rocks tile little train of) bag-gage-cami'ls was daintily picking its way. They came mincing and undulat ing along, turning their heads slowly from side to side with the air of self conscious woman. In front rode the three Berberee body-servants upon donkeys, and behind walked the Aral) camel boys. They had been traveling for nine long hours, ever since the lirst rising of the moon, at the weary camel drug of two and a half miles'an hour, but now they brightened,-both beasts and men, at the sight of the grove and the riderless horses. In a few minutes the loads were unstrapped, the animals tethered, a lire lighted, fresh water car ried up from the river, ami each camel provided with his own little heap of tilibln laid in the center of the table cloth, without which no well-bred Ara biun will condescend to feed. The daz zling light without, the subdued half tones within, the green palm-fronds outlined against the deep blue sky, the tutting sllent-footuil Arab servants, the crackling of sticks, the reek of a light ing tire, the idacid supercilious heads of the camels, they all come back In their dreams to those who have known them. Scott was breaking eggs into a pan and rolling out a love-song in his rich deep voice. Anerley, with his head and two arms buried In a deal packing-case, was working his way through strata of tinned soups, bully beef, potted chick en and sardines to reach the Jams which lay beneath. The conscientious Morti mer, with his notebook upon his knee, was jotting down what the railway en gineer had told him at the line end the day before. Suddenly he raised his eyes and saw the man himself on his rhestnut pony, dipping and rising over the broken ground. "Hullo, here's Merry weather!" "A pretty lather his pony Is in! He's had her at that bard gallop for hours by the look of her. Hullo, Merryweath er. hullo!" The engineer, a small compact man with a pointed red beard, had made as though he would ride past their camp without word or halt. Now he swerved, and easing his pony down to a canter, he headed her towards them. "For God's sake, a drink !" he croaked. "My tongue is stuck to the roof of my mouth." Mortimer ran with the water-bottle, Scott with the whisky Hash, and Aner- "FOR GOD S SAKE, A DRINK!" HE CHOAKKD. ley with the tin pannikin. The engi neer drank until his lireuth fulled him. "Well. I must be ofi", suid he. strik ing the drops from his red mustache. "Any news?" "A hitch In the railway construction. I must see the general. It's the devil not having a telegraph." "Anything we cun, report?" Out came three notebooks. "I'll tell you after I've seen the gen eral." "Any dervishes?" ; "The usual shaves. Hud-up, Jinny! Good-by," With a soft thudding upon the sand and a clatter among the stones, the weary pony was off on his journey once more. PART It. "Nothing serious,. I suppose?" said Mortimer, starting after him. "Deuced serious," cried Scott. "The ham and eggs are burned! No it's all right saved, and done to a turn! Pull the box up, Anerley. Come on, Mor timer, stow that notebook! The fork is mightier than the pen just at present. What's the matter with you, Anerley?" "I ws wondering whether what we have just seen was worth a telegram." "Well, It's for' the proprietors to say If it's worth It.- Sordid money consid erations are not for us. We must wire about something Just to Justify our kharkl coats and our putties." "Rut what Is there to say?" Mortimer's long austere face broke Into a smile over the youngster's inno cence. , "It's not quite usual In our profession to give each other tips," said he. "How ever, as my telegram la written, I've no objection to your reading -It. You may be sure that I would not show It to you if it wore of the slightest importance." - Anerley took up the slip of paper and read: "Merryweather obstacles stop jour ney confer general stop nature difficul ties later stop rumors dervishes." "This is very condensc-d," said Aner ley, with wrinkled brows. . "Condensed!" cried Scott. "Why, it's sinfully garrouloua. If my old man got a wire like that his language would crack the lamp shades. I'd cut out half this for example, I'd have out 'journey,' and 'nature,' and 'rumors.' But my old man would make a ten-line paragraph of it for all that." "How?" "Well, I'll do it myself just to show you. Lend me that stylo." He scrib bled for a minute in his notebook. "It works out somewhat on these lines: " 'Mr. Charles H. Merryweather, the eminent railway engineer, who is at present engaged in superintending the construction of the line from Sarras to the front, has met with considerable obstacles to the rapid completion of his important task' of course the old man knows who Merryweather Is, and whut he is about, so the word 'obstacles' would suggest all that to blm. 'He has today been compelled to make a Jour ney of forty miles to the front in order to confer with the general upon the steps which lire necessury in order to facilitate the work. Further particu- "HOWS THAT?" CRIED SCOTT. lnrs of the exact nature of the diffi culties met with will be made public at a later date. All Is quiet upon the line of communications, though the usual persistent rumors of the presence of dervishes in the eastern desert con tinue to circulate. Our Own Corres pondent.' . . "How's that?" cried Scott,. triumph antly, nnd his white teeth gleamed sud denly through his black beard." That's the sort of llapdoodle for the dear old public." , "Will it Interest them?" , "Oh, ' everything interests them. They want to know all about It! and they like to think that there is a man who Is getting a hundred a month sim ply in order to tell it to them." "It's very kind of you to teach me all this." "Well, it Is a little unconventional, for after all we are here to score over each other If we can. There are no more eggs, and you must take it out in jam. Of course, us Mortimer says, such a telegram as this Is of no Importance one way or another except to prove to the otllce that we are in the Soudan nnd not at Monte Carlo. Hut when it comes to serious work It must be every man for himself." "Is that quite unnecessary?" "Why, of 'course It Is." "I should have thought If three men were to combine and to share their news, they would do better thnn if they were each to act for themselves;' and they would have a much pleasanter time of it." The two older men sat with their bread and jam in their hands, and an expression of genuine disgust upon their faces. "We are not here to have a pleasant time," said Mortimer, with a flash through his glasses. "We are here to do our best for our papers. How can they score over each other If we do not do the same? if we all combine we might as well amalgamate with Keuter at once." "Why, it would take away the whole glory of the profession," cried Scott. "At present the smartest man gets his stuff first on the wires. What induce ment is there to be smart if we all share and share alike?" "And at present the man with the best equipment has the best chance," remarked Mortimer, glancing across at little Syrian gray. "Tht Is the fair re the shot-like polo-ponies and the cheap ward for foresight and enterprise. Every man for himself, and let the best man win." "That's the way to find who the best man is. Look at Chandler. He would never have got his chance If he had not played always off his own bat. -You've heard how he pretended to break his leg, sent his fellow-correspondent off for the doctor, and so got a fair start for the telegraph office." "Do you mean to say that was legit imate. "Everything Is legitimate. It's your wits against wits." "I should call it dishonorable." "You may call it what you like. Chan dler's paper got the battle and the oth ers didn't. It made Chandler's name." "Or take West lake," said Mortimer, cramming the tobacco into his pipe. "HI Abdul, you may have the dishes! Westlake brought his stuff down by pretending to be the government cour ier, and using the relays of government horses. Westlake's paper sold half a million." Is that legitimate also?" asked Aner ley, thoughtfully. "Why not?" "Well, It looks a little like horse stealing and lying." "Well, I think I should do n llltle horse stealing and lying if 1 could have u. column myself in a luidun daily. What do you say, Scott?" "Anything short of manslaughter." "And I'm not sure that I'd trust you there. "Well, I don't think T should be guilty of newspuper-man-slaughter. That I regard n distinct breach of professional etiquette. But if uuy out sider comes between a highly charged enrrosnondent und an electric wire he does it at his peril. .My denr Anerley, I tell you frankly that If ynt are go ing to handicup yourself wiih scruples you may Just as well be In Fleet street as in the Smidun. Our life is irregular. Our work has never been systemlzed. No doubt It will be some duy, but the time is not yet. Do whut you can and how you cun, nnd be first on the wires; that's my advice to you: and also that when next you come uoou a campaign you bring with you the best horse that money can buy. Mortimer may beat me or I may beat Mortimer, but at least we know that bet ween, us we have the fastest ponies In the coun try. We have neglected no chance." "I am not so certain of that." said Mortimer, slowly, "i'ou are aware, of course, .that though a horse beats a camel on twenty miles, a camel beats a horse on thirty." "What! One of these camels?" cried Anerley, in astonishment. The two seniors burst out laughing. "No, no; the real high-bred trotter the kind of beast the dervishes ride when they make their lightning raids." "Faster than a galloping horse?" "Well, it tires a horse down. It goes the same gait all the way, and it wants neithr halt nor drink, and it takes rough ground much better than a Lhorse. They used to have long dis tance jaces at nana, ana tne camel always won at thirty." "Still, we need not approach our selves, Soott, for we are not likely to have to carry a thirty-mile message. They will have the old telegraph next week." i "Quite so. ;But at the present mo ment" . "I know, my dear chap; but there Is no motion of urgency before the house. Load, baggies at five o'clock; so you have Just three hours clear. Any sign of the evening pennies?" Mortimer swept the norther horl son with his binoculars. "Not In sight yet." "They are quite capable of traveling during the heat of the day. Just the sort of thing evening pennies would do. Take 'care of your' match. Anerley. These palm groves go up like a pow der magazine if you set them alight. By-by." The two men crawled under their mosquito nets and sank Instantly Into the easy sleep of those whose lives are spent in the open. Young Anerley stood with his back against a palm tree and his briar be tween his lips thinking over his advice which he had received. After all, they were the heads of the profession, these men, and It was not for him, the new comer, to reform their methods. If they served their papers in this fashion then he must do the same. They had at least been frank and generous in teaching him the rules of the game. If it was good enough for them, it wus good enough for him. It was a broiling afternoon, and those thin frills of foam round the black glistening necks of the Nile bowlders looked dclightrully t-uol und alluring. Hut it would not be isafe to bathe for some hours to come. The air shim mered and vibruted over the baking stretch of sand and rock. There was not a breath or wind, and the droning und pitting of the Insects inclined one for sleep. Somewhere above a hoopoe was calling. Anerley knocked out Ills ashes und was turning toward his couch, when his eye cuught something moving In the desert to the south. It wus a horseman riding towards theiH us swiftly as the broken ground would permit. A messenger from the army, thought Anerley; nnd then as he watched, the sun suddenly struck the mull on the side of bis head, and his chin flamed Into gold. There could not be two horsemen with lieurds of such u color. It was Merryweather, the en gineer, and he wus returning. Whut on earth was he returning for? He hud been so keen to see the general, and yet he was coming buck with his mission unaccomplished. Wus it that his pony wus hopelessly foudered? It. seemed to be moving well. Anerley picked up Mortimer's binoculars, und a foam spnttered. horse and a weary koorbush crncking man came cantering up the center of the field. There was noth ing in his appearance to explain the mystery of his return. . Then as he watched them they dipped down into a hollow and disap peared. He could see that it was one of those narrow khors which led to the river, and he waited, glass in hand, for their immedinte reappearance. But minute passed after minute, and there was no sign of them. Thut narrow gul ly appeared to have swallowed them up. And then with a curious gulp and start he saw a little gray cloud wreathe Itself slowly from among the rocks and drift in a long, hazy shred over the des ert. In an instant he had torn Scott and Mortimer from their slumbers. "Get up, you chaps!" he cried. "I believe Merryweather has been shot by dervishes." Concluded In Tomorrow's Tribune. The Certainty of McKinley's election Is already apparent in the general feeling of security with which our energetic merchants are increasing their ad vertising space. The use of our columns is dully growing more valuable to the enterprising mer chant, owing to its growing circu lation. All branches of our busi ness has felt the effect of renewed confidence. Are you sharing its ad vantages? Ithfiiiiintisiii Relieved in .1 Honrs. "MYSTIC CURE" for RHEUMA TISM and NEURALGIA relieves In three hours. Its action upon the sys tem Is marvelous and mysterious. 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Any two halves of the Quaker pans will fit together forming a complete round. Can be used as a cake baker, and for making gingerbread Is simply perfection. FOOTE LINCOLN ANDlbOUGLAS v AT KNOX COLLEGE i Celcbratioa ol the Aaniversay of Their Great Debate A HISTORY OF THE GREAT MEETING Exercises Will Be Held This Week by Kaoi College, and Caauncey M. De yew Will Be the Orntor--Ex-Sccrc-tary Lincola Will Also Be Present and Make an Address. Galesburg, 111., Oct. 6. The celebra tion next week by Knox college of the anniversary of the debate In Galesburg, Oct. 7. 1858, between Abraham Lincoln and Stephen A. Ixmglus, on the occa sion of their joint canvass of the slate for the United States senutorshlp. will lie one f lb,- most Interesting events of a political character of recent yeurs. The purpose is to ndlicre to us many details of the origlnul us possible. The exercises will be held oil the east side of Knox college and will begin at two o'clock in t he uf ternoon. Dr. t'huuncey M. Hepew, of New York will deliver the oration, and Robert T. Lincoln, son fit the dead president, and ex-Governor Horace Holes, of lowu, und other, dis tinguished men w ill give addresses. Debates by Lincoln and Douglus hud already taken place at Ottawa, Free port, .lonesboin and t'hurleston, und the public mind hud been remurkubly quickened by these oratorical combats. Knox county had shown a ureal chiinge against Democratic sentiment. . The president's mesmige on the Kansas question had been indorsed by the ad ministration's followers, who were call ed "National Democrats," a title that has a striking resemblance to (he name by which are known today the gold Democrats whfi nominated Generals l'nlmer und lluckner, and who are de fenders of the Cleveland administra tion. Douglas was the leader In t lu light against the position taken by President Huchanan. So rapid was the. growth of Republican sentiment that the formerly strong Democratic strong holds were showing decided Itepu Mi cun leanings. The even division of sentiment thus made the debates in tensely Interesting, as a change here and there of a few votes, it was thought would change the result. The people were In a frame of mind to receive with greut interest the announcement of the debute, which rend as follows: "JOINT POLITICAL DISCUSSION , BETWEEN HON. A. LINCOLN AND JUDGE DOUGLAS ON THURS DAY NKXT. "Let there be a grand rally of Repub licans, National and Douglas Demo crats and men of all shades of political sentiment, on the 7lh Inst., to hear the discussion between the little giant and the big giant, announced above. The latch-string of the Galesburg people will be out and preparations made to entertain a crowd, The railroads will carry at half fare." The weather was very tinpropltious. It had rained the day before, and a sharp frost had followed, bringing a chilling northwest wind that tore ban ners to tatters and blew Blgns all over the mreet. Despite the elements the people (locked in from the country. Mr. Lincoln reached Galesburg at 11.30 o'clock from Knoxvllle, and was met a mile from the square by a dele gation of Galesburg citizens. At noon the Republicans of the city, accomp anied by a splendid band, a large num ber of ladles on horseback, beautifully attired, and three military companies, met Mr. Lincoln. Each of the ladies on horseback was accompanied by a gentleman also mounted, and this fine equestrian feature of the parade elicit ed general admiration. The military was known as the Light Guards. When Lincoln reached the main street of the city the companies fired a salute. He was then escorted to the home of Hen Plain, $12; Full Nickel, $14. This Radiator is Beautiful in Design and Appearance. In the Kadiutors e (let the Benefit of the Heat Near the Hour. This is Nut found in Other Styles of Oil Heaters. Removable fop Slid ing Tubes Quick to Liqht Easy to Ke-'ich Always Keady At a (lance Advantages Seen in This Radiator Nut to lie round in Any Other Oil Heater. Every Radia tor Has a Holler Pun. will not be badly. The THE NEW STERLING RANGE. Has shown tbo world what ean be accomplished by usiug the 1)01. For over a year we have been giving a scries of baking exhibits throughout the country, using an entire birrel of flour, and baking over 250 or more loaves of perfect bread light, well browned aud with a delicate crust each loaf weighing 1 1-4 pounds. Less than one hod of coat is used, yef a continuous tire is main tained with never more than three inches of fuel In the fire box at one time. Other manufacturers, who dared not accept our J 1,000 challenge to a public baking contest, are now trying to imitate our range, our bakes and our pile of bread. They are only Imitators, however, while we are the Originators. The Sterling "HAS NO EQUAL" &.SHE ry R. Sanderson. 'whose' guest he was for the day. ., '.. DOUGLAS FIRST TO ARRIVE. ' Mr. Douglas arlrved at M) a. in. and was also received by large delegations. The debate took place at 2 p. m, at the college park. The Intention was to have the speaking in the public square, but the cold and pitiless wind forced those in charge to seek a place where there would be shelter from the gale. The platform was erected at the south end of the east side of Knox college. It was gayly decorated with Hags and streamers, and Immediately over it was a banner, inscribed "Knox College for Lincoln." The two debaters .were driven side by side In equipages drawn by four horses to the college, and were accompanied there by the military, and a large delegation of horsemen and of people on foot. An Immense aud ience had assembled an hour or more before the speaking. Estimates have fixed the number at 20.000 to 2",000. Not only were the grounds densely packed, but the roof of the dormitory building east of the college was black with people. The opening was very simple and In formal. Ex-t'ongressinan James Knox presided. Mr. Douglas hud the open ing, one hour in length; Mr. Lincoln followed 111 a speech one and one half hours long; .Mr. Douglas' rejoinder wus half un hour long. The opening by Mr. Douglas was one of the most aggreslsve and personal of the series. He seemed to realize that Mr. Lincoln's fileuds were in the us ceiijlencv and that it wus necessary to put him nt a disadvantage. He therefore boldly accused Mr. Lincoln of Insincerity, of being one thing In one part of the state and unolher In the oilier: of being a policy man and of not being an nut-aud-oiit ubollt ionist. lie then defended bis own acts us national und patriotic, while to Mr. Lincoln lie ascribed sectionalism and a lack of patriotism. He dwelt particularly on Mr. Lincoln's declaration Unit a "house divided against Itself cannot stand." As one rends Douglas' address this day he is struck by Its cleverness und udriolness. ANXIETY OF LINCOLN'S FRIENDS Mr. Lincoln's reply was awaited with anxiety.- The thousands who had never heard him were wondering how he would answer the charges and Insimial ion made against him charges supported hy quotations from Mr. Lincoln's own speeches. Hut with the first sentence the anxiety uppears to have been swept away. It was followed by laughter und cheers. Step by step Mr. Lincoln proceeded, clearing away the doubts which Mr. Douglas had raised. Wit. sarcasm, ridicule, was poured upon the head of Mr. Douglas, who with his broad-brimmed while hat on his head und his overcoat about him, sat smok ing a cigar and looking over the cheer ing and excited crowd. Lincoln seemed the personification of good nature, even when he was the most severe. On Douglas' face appear ed a scowl as the keen blade of his wit was driven home. Mr.. Lincoln took the offensive. He, too, became person al. He accused Douglas of being a party to the foregolmr of resolutions and in detail described the whole trans action. Then he proved that Douglas was sectional. To Douglas' assertion that he dfd not care whether slavery was voted up or down he made a crush ing and eloquent reply. He arose to a higher level and pictured Douglas as trying to put out the moral lights of the people and as trying to perpetuate slavery. It was then he made the most of -the moral advantage on his side. From all parts of the audience came cheers and cries of encourugement, DOUGLAS ANGERED BY LINCOLN. AVhen Mr. Douglas arose to reply he was under much excitement. He con sumed some time in replying to the charges and caused some excitement by asking if Mr. Lincoln desired to push the matter to the point of personal difficulties. Mr. Lincoln's coolness saved trouble. When the debate ended partisans on both sides claimed the day for their respective champions. Still, even the Democrats admitted that Mr. Lincoln in the moral argument, in his powerful appeal to the consciences of the peo ple, had gained an advantage. They were .forced to concede that Douglas, l I SILVER STERLING Bate Burning Hester. m co. with all his topic and eloquence, waa on the wrong side. : ' Mr. .Lincoln, as a speaker, surprised the people. That he had such gifts as an orator was not known to them. It Is said that on this occasion his voice was remarkably clear and agreeable. It was heard easily by those on the out skirts of the crowd. His gestures were appropriate. His great earnestness ImiH-essed all hearers. Judge Douglas' style was heavy, slow, ponderous and lulwred. His utterance was thick and the words far apart. His voice lacked carrying power. Ha showed the effects of the fatigue of the campaign, while his opponent wa fresh and vigorous. AFTER THE JOINT DEBATE. After the debate Mr. Douglas toofc tea at the home of Judge Lamphere. The children were in- awe. They thought that their father. was enter taining one who might be a futura president of the United States. Thel( fear was dispelled by the easy and cor-, dial manner of the Judge, who kissed, them and chatted pleasantly with them. Disregarding the display of food on the table. Douglas called for one of Mrs. l.aiuphere's mince pies, of which he was very fund, und this, with a cup of coffee, was bis supper. In the even lug he- returned to the Boiiney lions and there held a consultation with thtl I lemocra t lu leaders. Mr. Lincoln wus driven buck to Mr Sanderson's home. The desire to seH him amounted to a crush und he wad forced back into a corner, where ho re-, muined, greeting newcomers. His stay ut that Inline was enlivened by many pleasant incidents which are now treas tired memories. This debute made it deep Impression on Hie peonle of Knox county. It showed that sooner or later there must come un end of slavery or un end to five institutions. The crisis came more quickly than they expected and it is remembered gratefully that when It did come Mr. Lincoln had no more slucero friend thuu Stephen A. Douglas. MEN WHO HEARD THE DELI A TEL Among those who heard the debute I hut day were Col. Clark 10. Curr, Chief Justice A. M. Craig, of the Illinois su prcme court, KlWiurd Whiting, ex Congressniun John II. Lewis, Howard Kno-.vles und W. S. Gule. There werq many others who huve since uttulneil much more thun local fame. On the state ticket that year Newlort Halenian. president emeritus of Knox: college, wus u cundidute for slate su perinlendent of public instruction. K. It. illtt reported the debute! The Chi cago Press and Tribune and the Knox villi- Republican printed steuographlo reports of the speeches. The oration of the coming celebra tlon will be delivered by Chuuncey M. Depew, of New York. Robert T. 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