Douglas and Lincoln on the Stump
The Chicago Times states that DOUGLAS and LINCOLN met on the 27th ult. at Clinton. The former spoke for three hours, and the latter replied at an evening meeting. The Times indulges in a tirade against Mr. LINCOLN, an extract from which will serve to indicate the bitterness of feeling that enters into this context:
"LINCOLN was present during the delivery of the speech, sitting immediately in front of Senator DOUGLAS, but rendered invisible from the stand by a gentleman in green goggles, whom he used as shield and cover. After Senator DOUGLAS had concluded, and the cheers which greeted him ceased, green goggles rose and proposed three cheers for LINCOLN, which were given by about ten men who stood immediately around him. Mr. LINCOLN then gradually lengthened out his long, lank properties until he stood upon his feet, and with a desperate attempt at looking pleasant, said that he would not take advantage of Judge DOUGLAS' crowd, but would address them in the evening at the Court-House. Having made this announcement in a tone and with the air of a perfect 'Uriate Heep," pleading his humility, and asking the forgiveness of Heaven for his enemies, he stood "washing his hands with invisible soap in imperceptible water,' until his friends, seeing that his mind was wandering took him in charge, and bundled him off the ground."