The Handwriting on the Wall.
August 31, 1858.
The action of the County Convention on Saturday has sent dismay to the hearts of the bogus crew. The Register, in the able and popular ticket which stands at the head of our columns, sees certain and ignominious defeat to the minions and worshippers of Mr. Douglas. The editor of that sheet was present, watching the Convention with mouth and eyes open, praying for "something to turn up," on which he might hand a hope; but the dull and dismal expression which overspread his countenance when the nominations were announced, plainly "gave signs of woe" to the anxious Douglasites who surrounded him, "that all was lost." The ticket which has been brought out is a death knell to Douglas and Dred Scottism in old Sangamon, and the Register and its whole clique of advisers feel that it is so. Hence the froth and fustain, the spleen and splutter, which fill the columns of that sheet of Monday. It sees the handwriting on the wall, which foretells the downfall of Douglas and demagoguism. The nominations which the old Whigs and Republicans of Sangamon county have made, are just the ones which the bogus crew did not want. The exhibition of billingsgate and buffoonery which the Register makes the staple of its comments, only the more plainly testifies to the bitter chagrin and disappointment which it feels. The Register clique may as well cease their tinkering at the politics of Old Sangamon. In spite of all they can do, it will repudiate Douglas -- the calumniator of CLAY, the villifier of the old Whig party -- whose ruthless hand destroyed the Missouri Compromise and who is now a joint conspirator for the Africanization of the whole country -- by a most overwhelming majority. That sheet may write it down in its note book, that the majority for Brown and Cook in Sangamon county will not be less than six hundred. If the Register continues its petty abuse of them, that majority may run up to one thousand. That's so.