The Douglas Demonstration Yesterday.


Tuesday, August 31, 1858.

THURSDAY, AUG. 26, 1858.

Considering the efforts that had been made to get a crowd together to hear Mr. Douglas speak, the number assembled yesterday was not large; the procession scattering along was just about twice the length of Green street bridge. The number on the ground, we heard estimated at one thousand to fifteen hundred, full one-half of whom, we judge, were from Wisconsin and Iowa. The steamer Peosta brought over 191 from Dubuque, and a gentleman from there informed us, that 60 others came over by railroad earlier in the morning. Soon after Mr. Douglas commenced speaking, the people commenced scattering, and when he closed the auditory had much diminished from the beginning. The speech was pronounced by good judges as an unexpectedly tame affair. Not a singly sympathetic chord was touched. In one word, it was "a miserable failure," which was the expression we often heard remarked and repeated. It moved nobody, convinced nobody, and he would only damage his cause by repeating it in every County in the State.