Lincoln and Douglas.
Tuesday, September 7, 1858.
The Chicago Journal says of the above debate: "An immense concourse was present the Republican portion of which were highly gratified with the result. Senator Douglas won no laurels in his second encounter. He lost his temper, was grossly personal, and directly insulted the large and popular audience." This is but a repetition of the opinion that we have often heard expressed by those who were present.
The New York Tribune of the 27th, remarking on the meeting at Ottawa, says:
"Of the two, Lincoln and Douglas, all partiality being left out of the question, we think Mr. Lincoln has decidedly the advantage. Not only are his doctrines truer and better than those of his antagonist, but he states them with more propriety, and with an infinitely better temper."