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1'LATTSMOUTli WEEKLY 1IEJCALD, THUKSDAY, AUGUST 18, J 87.
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Publishers & Proprietors.
Lincoln's Cooper Institute Speeh.
The folio wins' is condensed, from the
account of this speech in the August Con
tury: Amonjj the many invitations
to deliver addresses which Lincoln recei v
cdinthe fall 1809, wasonc from a commit
tee asking him to lecture in Plymouth
church, Brooklyn, in a course then in
progress there, designed for populur en
tertainment. "I wrote," said Lincoln,
"that I could do it in February, provided
they would take a political speech, if I
could lind timo to get up no other."
"Your letter wus duly received and hand
ed over to the committee," was the re
8ponse,"and they accept your compromise.
You may lecture at the time you mention,
and they will pay you $200. I think
they will arrange for a lecture in New
York also, and pay you $200 for that."
Financial obstacles, or other reasons,
brought about the transfer of the engage
ment to a new committee, and the invi
tation was repeated in a new form:
"The Young Men's Central Republican
Union of this city (New York) very earn
estly desire that you should deliver
what I may term a political lecture dur
ing the ensuing month. The peculiari
ties of the case are these: A series of lec
tures has bC2n determined upon. The
first was delivered by Mr. Blair, of St.
Louis a short time a;o; the second will
be in a few days by Mr. Casaius M. Clay,
and the third we would prefer to have
from you rather than any other person.
Of the audience I should add that it is
not that of an ordinary political meet
ing. These lectures have been contrived
to call out better, but buricr citizens
who never attend political meetings. A
part of the audience will also consist of
Lincoln, however remained under the
impression that the lecture was to be giv
en in Brooklyn, and only learned after
he had reached New York to fulfill his
engagement that he was to speak in the
Cooper Institute. "When, on the evening
of February 27th, 1S60, he stood before
his audience, he saw notoulv a well-filed
house, but an assemblage of listsneis in
which were many whom, by reason of his
own modest estimate of himse1f,he would
have been rather inclined to ask advic.2
from than to offer instruction to. Wil
liam Cullen Bryant presided over the
meeting; David Dudley Field escorted
the speaker to the platform; ex-Governor
King, Horace Greeley, James W.Nye,
Cephas Brainerd, Charles C. Nolt, Hiram
Barney, and others sat among the invited
guests. "Since the days of Clay and
Webster," said the Tribune next morn
ing, "no man has spoken to a larger as
semblage of the intellect and mental cul
ture of our city." Ol course the presence
of such a gatheriug was no mere accident.
Not only had Lincoln's name for two
years found constant mention in the news
papers, but both frieudly and hostile
comment had coupled it with the two
ranking political leaders in the free
states Seward and Douglas. The rep
resentative men f New York were nat
urally eager to see and hear one who, by
whatever force of eloquence or argument,
had attracted so large a share of the
public attention. We may also fairly in
fer that, on his part, Lincoln was no less
curious to test the effect of his words up
on an audience more learned and critical
than those collected in the open-air meet
ings of his Western campaigns. This
mutual interest was an evident advant
age to both; it secured a close attention
from the house, and insured deliberation
and emphasis by the speaker, enabling him
to develope his argument with perfect
precision and unity, reaching pei haps the
happiest general effect ever attained in
any one of his long addresses.
If any part of the audience came with
the expectation of hearing the rhetorical
fire-works of a western stump-speaker of
the "half-horse, hal f-alligator" variety,
they met novelty of an unlooked-for
kind. In Lincoln's entire address he
neither introduced an anecdote nor es
Bayed a witticism; and the first half of it
does not contain even an illust ative fig
ure or a poetical fancy. It was the quiet,
searcb'ng exposition of the historian, and
the terse, compact reasoning of the states
man, about an abstract priDeiplo of leg
islation, in language well nigh as re
strained and colorless as he would have
employed in arguing a case before a
court. Yet such was the apt choice of
vrords, the easy precision of 6entences,the
simple strength of the propositions, the
fairness of every point he assumed, and
the force of every conclusion he drew,
that his listeners followed him with
the interest and delight a child feels in
its easy mastery of a plain sumjn arith
The smiles, the laughter, the outbursts
of applause wh;ch greeted and empha
sized the speaker's telling points, showed
Mr. Lincoln that his arguments met ready
acceptance. The nevt morn;ng four lead
in" New York dallies printed the speech
in full, and bore warm testimony to its
merit and effect.
"Mr. Lincoln is one of nature's orators,"
said the Tribune, "using his rare power
solely to elucidate and convince, though
their inevitable effect is to delight and
electrify as well. We present herewith a
very full and accurate report of thin
speech; yet the tones, the gestures, the
kindling eye, the mirth-provoking look
defy the reporter s skill. I lie vast as
sembbigc frequently rang with cheers
and shouts of applause, which were pro
longed and and intensified at its close.
JNo man ever be lore made sucn an im
pression on his first appeal to a New
A pliamplet reprint was at once an
nounced by the same paper; and latter,
in the presidential campaign, a more
careful edition was prepared and circu
lated, to which wee added copious notes
by two members of the committee under
whose auspices the address was delivered.
Their comment printed in the preface, is
worth quoting as allowing its literary val
ue under critical analysis:
"No one who has not actually attempt
ed to verify its details can understand
the pat:ent research and historical labor
which it embodies. The history of our
earlier politics is scattered through num
erous journals, statutes, pamphlets and
letters; and these are defective in com
pleteness and accuracy of statement, and
in indices and tables of contents. Neith
er can any one who has not traveled over
this precise ground appreciate the accur
acy of every trivial detail, or self-denying
impartiality with which Mr. Lincoln
has turned from the testimony of 'our
fathers' on the general question of slavery,
to present the single question which he
discusses. From the first to the last, from
his premises to his conclusion, he travels
with a swift, unerring directness which
no logician ever excelled, an argument
complete and full, without the affecta
tion of learning, and without the stiff
ness which usually accompanies dates and
details. A single, easy, simple sentence
of plain Anglo-Saxon words contains a
chapter of history that, in some instances,
has taken days of labor to verify, and
which must have cost the atuthor months
of investigation to acquire."
From the Christian Enterprise.
Some have an idea that a minister is
the only person that should put the word
into general use. Think that faith is es
sential to all good when accompanied by
work. While this is all true, yet they
carry it still farther than the Great Teach
er taught its significance. To be sure the
minister should have faith. If he does
not, who should? But faith without
works is dead, and the minister and his
dear good wife are chuck full of faith;
their hands are also ready to work, but
the'r line of business will not permit the
pastor to hoe corn, cut wood by the cord,
make hay, work on the road, &c. &c., or
h's wife to take to the wash-tub or go
out to days work, &c. &c, in order to
bring about the fru;t of faith. This
would ruin the future good of that charge
of the pastor and I his wife. But same
thing must be done. The flour out of the
sack, the wife's dress is in threads, Wil
lie's stockings and shoes out at the heels;
the pastor s only pants is more holey than
righteous, his shoes laugh at the sides;
and his dear old mother, miles away, can
not get a letter from the son (the pastor),
because he hps no stamp with wh;ch to
mail ene. No; that living word faith,
is all the pastor or his family needs. But
before we concede th;s the truth, let me
say, faith will not fill a flour sack, buy
baby shoes, wife a dress, pastor pants.
Neither will it pay that four weeks old
grocery bill, nor for the last cord of wood
he got. The rent bill will never pay it
self. Yes; faith 5s a grand attainment;
the minister needs it, so, also do the peo
ple. With that atta!nment works will
put clean cash in the hands of your pas
tor, so that he can be honest in behalf of
those who have for your sakes befriend
ed him and fed h'm, warmed him and
housed him while you did not. Most
times your pastor has been more than
faithful, and you have found fault about
bis sermons. It may be that your pastor
had no time to prepare a sermon, his
mind under a cloud. Debts to pay, noth
ing to pay them with; not much, if any
thing to live on over Sunday. Salary
beh'nd six months; no wonder you had
poor sermons. It is a wonder that you
bad a sermon at all. Now, with your
faith and christian work for your pastor,
you will have no more poor sermons while
he is in health, if you will lift this finan
cial matter from his mind, advance a quar
ter of his pay, so that he can discount his
bills and have something in his house to
live upon, and scatter the anxious look,
Then truly, faith and works are one, for
pastor and for people. Let the people re
member, how many, many times they neg
lect their pastor. A Pastor.
The WmrriXG-rosT. A Delawarean
moved to Ohio, and was elected to the
Legislature there. A bill relative to the
penitentiary being before the house, he
took occasion to compare the penal sys
tem of his former state to that of his
adopted one, giving preference to the or
der of things to which he had formerly
been accustomed. Among his arguments
in favor of the whipping-post, he said
that the same culprits were seldom whip
ped a second time, the disgrace of the
punishment causing them to leave the state
and begin life anew elsewhere. At this
point of the new member's speech a voice
from the other side of the chamber call
ed out, "Is that the reason why we have
the gentleman from Delaware among us?
In Editor's Drawer, Harper's Maga
zine for August.
"Now, yon have mentioned a subject
that all Japan is interrested in."
Tho reporter was talking last night to
Ileihachi Tenaka and Maoman Oyatsu,
wealthy Japanese on a tour of the globe,
who had arrived at the Palace, and the
subject was railroads.
"Roughly estimating," said the latter
gentleman, "we have now about 500
miles of railway in Japan, and we are ut
this moment building railroads into 2-1
different places. Hitherto our roads have
been detached and disconnected a few
miles projected here and there. We are
now uniting these detached sections in
continuous lines, and pushing out with
other lines as well.
Railway building is the topic upper
most with everybody. The Mikado is
most enthusiastic regarding it. In the
next five years we shall have many roads
constructed, and Tokio will be the great
center. It has five already. Both nar
row and standard-guago roads are being
built. We get the rails from various
countries, but chiefly from England and
Germany, as well as the cars and locomo
tives from the latter. As we are a very
imitative people, however, we shall be
able to make our own cars and locomo
tives in five years."
Messrs. Tanaka and Oyatsu left their
home in Tokio in May, Crossed the In
dian Ocean, thence to Marseilles, Pans,
London, and the cities of this country.
"We aro now faster than ever adopt
ing American customs," said they. "We
are now wearing clothes in the same style
and building the same kind of houses.
We have street cars in Tokio, and are go
ing to have more there, and also in Na
gasaki and other cities. The cars we get
We would have had more street cars
ere this, but we use the Jinrikisha, or
manstrengh cars. It is a cart on two
wheels, drawn by a man. It is verp con
venient. Japan is the only country that
Literary Training of Children.
Perhaps the most important duty of the
present generation is the careful educa
tion of their offspring. And doubtless,
too, as startling as the assertion may seem,
it is the most difficult. This is a progres
sive age and it has without question mul
tiplied the facilities and the means of ed
ucation as well as revolutionized the mode.
The primitive log cabin school house
with its Webster's spelling book and bitch
ed rod have given place to the stately ed-
fice, the law of moral suasion and vast
tomes of typographical beauty, backed
by models of every conceivable variety, il-
ustrative o ? science and philosophy.Thesg
are all great and desirable innovations,
but their very profundity creates a danger
It may not be hurtful but really bene
ficial to supply the infant stomaeh with
a resonable supply oc bon-bons and con
fections, but who would tb'uk of turn
ing the lictle toddlers loose ?n a confec
tionery store to help themselves at their
own free will? Likewise it may be said
of the mental food and sweet meats. Too
much care cannot be cxerc;sed in select
ing such mental food as is not only whole
some, but fitted to the mental capacity of
the ch:'ld with a view of its healthful po
litical growth. Neither can too much
care be used to prevent it f-om obtaining
such hurtful and poisonous literature as
is found almost everywhere, and the effect
of which is fatal to the mental and moral
growth as arsenic candy is to the physical
well being. Perhaps, however, the great
est danger of larrity in these respects lies
less in the school than in the home, where
well-filled libraries of every conceivable
character of literature are found. It is
the duty of parents to encourage a taste
for reading in tlieir offspring, but they
should not forget the benefit of that taste
depends entirely upon the character of
the literature it secures and craves. In
deed, the future destiny of the embryo
man or woman depends more largely upon
a judicious training in this respect than
upon any other one
No Fear of the Old Man.
"Well-er," said the youth rising,"I-er-gess
I'd better go. It's 10 o'clock."
"Oh! you need not hurry unless you
want to," said the young lady.
"But-er-your father may object to my
staying any longer," rejoined the youth.
"I have-er-read so much about stern
fathers coming down stairs and-er-forci-bly
ejecting from their houses young men
who stayed rather late in company with
their daughters that-er-I am rather
afraid to remain longer."
"Oh!" exclaimed the beautiful maiden,
with a laugh "you needn't be afraid.
There are seven girls of us still unmar
ried, and pa would rather invite you to a
late lunch than do anything to render
your visit unpleasant. He always keeps
himself carefully out of the way when
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labor market will be overstocked, to the
great injury of both the industrial classes
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ing out of the old employes, the other in
the fomenting of strikes and boycotts.
The figures are: first six months of 18S0,
14S.707; first six months of 1837, 212,055.
These newcomers are largely from central
Europe, and not a few have been deport
ed at the expense of the home govern
ment. The old-world despotisms seem
to think it is cheaper to ship their surplus
population to America than to kill them
off by war, as Avas formerly done. The
prospect now is that congress will be urg
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the political folly of konw-nothingism
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