Coles County for Lincoln.
Tuesday, September 14, 1858.
Yesterday forenoon, there was a rousing meetings at Mattoon, to hear "Old Abe" on the great questions of the day. Our informant says there were more than a thousand men present, – if not 1500. Douglas had about 200 or less, to hear him try to "make snakes" and fail. The Kentuckians in Coles are now for Lincoln to a man. He opened their eyes to the thimble riggery of the Little Dodger; and Douglas will have few in that region to do him reverence. Lincoln was frank, eloquent, and convincing – he carried the popular heart by acclamation.
The late hour at which intelligence reached us, prevents more than this brief notice. – Chicago Press.