Douglas in Peoria.
August 24, 1858.
The Peoria Transcript notices one of the effects of Mr. Douglas' late speech in the city as follows:
Its Effect. -- Since Douglas delivered his speech in this city on last Wednesday, which chiefly consisted of epithets concerning his opponents, several instances like the following have come to our knowledge. A farmer from the country, a strong Democrat, came into town heard Douglas, was disgusted before the speech was half finished, and now declares that he shall vote for Lincoln. The more candid of Douglas' friends conceded that his efforts did not equal their expectations. There is no doubt that its effect will be to give us a large number of votes which we should not otherwise have obtained. We really hope the friends of Douglas will not fail to have him make another address in Peoria.