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Paris wants direct cable communication with New York, and wo trust sufficient capital will be found for the purpose. If only a; a precaution against accident a new dir. ct cable is desirable. In the Senate yesterday Mr. Sherman occupied most of tho day in combating the flnnucial views of Governor Tildeu. Tho stump, it seems to us, would have been a fitter place for the S< nator's etfort than the bexiatc Chamber. The Disci ssion of Extradition has been postponed till the next session of Parliament, owing to Mr. Disraeli's reluctance to have the blnnder of his administration further exposed at this time. The Ministry, in the end, will have only a choice of humiliations?either to send us Wiuslow, Gray and the rest ami beg our pardon or to submit to defeat in Parliament. A Cotton Conference was hold in London yesterday, at which resolutions were adopted looking to more systematic and trustworthy methods of conducting the trade. The questions discussed and vhe resolutions adopted affect the interests of two hemispheres, and the conference is likely to lead to greater results than are to be expected from an informal meeting of the kind. The Rotten Telegraph Pole which fell at the corner of Suffolk and Grand streets a few days ago, killing a woman who wbh passing at the time, seems to have been without an owner. 'J here are many other rotten telegraph poles in the city, and we should like to see the question of their ownership tested. Either the Board of Police or the Board of Health must remove thein wherever thoy are found regardless of their ownership. In the meantime we hope the owners of the polo which killed Mrs. McGuiro may be discovered, and that a suit for damages will follow. A Disgrace to Odr Cmuiz ation.?The Rochester Dmocrat reports that tho scalp and war eostnnio of Yellow Hand, a Cheyenne chief, have arrived in that city and are on exhibition at a prominent cigar store in Rochester, "where they hare attracted the attention of a large number of people." There are "the scalp of tho noble Cheyenno, headdress, shield, blanket, Bowio knife, whip and bridle." This was sent to Rochester by one of our fighting people who killud Yellow Band and scalped him. Tho public display of this Indian's scalp is a disgrace to civilisation. Wo have to fight the Indian, unfortnnately, but let us do so an Christians and not as savages. Skboeant McGivkn's Mcrdkrer was yesterday sentenced to the State Prison for life, upon a plea of murder in the secoud degree. While it is plain that this course was the best to be pursued under the circumstances the reasons assigned for it by the prisoner's counsel and acceded to by the Assistant District Attorney and the Recorder will seem strango to people who still believe in the old definition of murder. It is evident. from the doctrine of "premeditated kiiung laid down in this case, that murder is no longer murder in the majority of cases under the laws of this State, King's net, which followed the recognition of the necessity of killing Sergeant McGiven in order to effect his escape, was uol premeditated killing the law ought to be made to define whether seconds, minntes or hours are necessary for the "premeditation" which constitutes murder in the first ilegree. Our law of homicide hns been so refined that it is becoming impossible to convict ot the higher grade of the off> nee, and this case is only another illustration of the allegation that "hanging is played out in kiew York." NEW TOR] The Situation In Karope. It is difficult to understand the news from tho seat of war on the Danube. The despatches all read as if they had been written by partisans or stockjobbers. Turkish i !*?**? onvno *w\nlilAn 1*1 tllfl ! ,.?o ?.?ru .uo | money markets of Franco and England as i Erie was wont to hold in the money markets | j at home. Ono cannot resist the impression ) when rending news from llelgrade that the i writer was not insensible to the effect it J would have on Lombard street. One day we hear that the Servians have all their own way; that Russia is behind them; that the Grand Duke Vladimir, or Home other grand duke, is in their ranks; that Kanffman, the conqueror of Khiva, has joined them; that there is an intense Slavic ieeling throughout Russia that will not be controlled, but insists upon swaying the Czar against his will into war. This budget is allowed to have its proper effect, when the scene changes. The Servians are in despair. Prince Milan wants to make peace. The Turks are carrying everything before them. The insurrection is in collapse. In fact, there never was nny insurrection?only the ambition of the young prince to become king of a new kingdom to bo created out of the principalities. As for the Turks, they are burning and destroying everything, and all that diplomacy 1, i . _ * -i it. j _r i.j can no is to inieriere Between 1110 iiuiciimjh insurgents and the triumphant sovereign Power. Even this morning wo hoar, on the one hand, that M. ltistics, the Servian Premier, is preparing a note, in which he will assert that the atrocities of the Turks may pave the way either to mediation or war to the death, nnd on the other that he rejects all offers of mediation. If we Iook upon this war on the Danube as simply the contest between the Prince of Kervia and the Saltan it will have little interest to us. We are cosmopolitan in our sympathies nnd^our curiosity and take a profound interest in the affairs of our friends over the sea. The German and the French war was as much to us as our own campaigns on the Potomac, and oven when Don Carlos was making his forlorn nnd unavailing light in the Navarre mountains we made a study of the lying despatches, which were as much models of mendacity as those from Belgrade, in the hope of discerning the truth. But it is hard to feel an interest in Servia, Bosnia, Herzegovina and that bolt of strange nationalities which acknowledge the sovereignty of the Porte, but are really the dividing line between Islam and the Cross. We might be disposed to look at the contest with religious eyes and to pray for the success of the Cross over the Crescent, even as our fathers prayed for the success of isobieski. But we learn from llomo that all Christian sympathies should go out to Turkey ; that the Cross under which the Servians light is not the true one ; that it is a Greek, not a Latin Cross; and that the true taitli has had too much courtesy and protection from the Turks to justify the faithful in aiding to destroy their Empire. Between the Greek Christians and the Turks the Holy fc?ee would prefer the latter. This is a puzzling circumstance to Americans who strive to understand tho Eastern question, and who, remembering the cen| furies of strife between Christian and pagan for the possession of the Holy Sepulchre j and the glory of the true faith, expect from 1 Home the same support which cheered Godfrey and llichard the Lion Hearted. But the policy of the Greek Christians toward the Catholics has been harsh, while that of the Turks has been tolerant, and naturally enough the Holy 8ee would prefer the triumph of the heretic who tolerates and i protects the true faith to tho schismatic j who views it with enmity. The attitude of the Holy See toward the j insurrection will have a deep moral inllu; i-nee upon tho world. It takes tho conflict } out of the range of religious wars, and this i is a matter for congratulation. The two j other Powers who have a deep interest in it are Russia and England. We can understand the policy of Russia when we look at tho policy and the progress of that Empire sinco tho time of Peter tho Great. The policy has been consistent, conservative, unpausing; the progress has been steady and onward, i There may liuve been defeats and repulses, j but the mighty Empire has always ail vnneed? to the west, until she envelops Finland and Conrland and commands the Baltic ; to the east, until she controls Khiva and menaces Persia and British India. We find her trying to pierco China and tako an island from Japan. Itussia has always advnnced, and the aim of her policy is now what it was when Peter laid the foundations of modern Itussia ; when Catherine united with Frederic to partition Poland ; when Alexander offered to divide the sovereignty of tho world with Napoleon on the rnft of j Tilsit; when Nicholas sent his armies into tho Crimen. She means to win Constantinople and to become n southern as well as a northern Power. Napoleon recognized tho possibility of this when he snid at St. Helena that in fifty years Europe would be republican or Cossack. During these fifty years no Power has advanced so much as Itussia. W'c regard Germany as a mighty Power, and tho German Empire as n new force in tho govern| mont of the universe. But Germany is the aggregation of other Powers, the binding of the rods around the lictor's i axe; tho utilization of forces that had been in abeyance. More than nil, Germany will have to fight for the integrity of her new Empire with the Power which she thought she had crushed six years ago, but which shows every day new and surprising sources of strength. So long as Germany | and France stand with unsheathed swords it woul 1 bo idle to call the German Empire anything but an experiment Itussia, on the i | other band, has grown. She was defeated | in the Crimea, 'flint defeat she turned ! ' into n victory by nt oneo reorganizing i j her government system, by strengthening the resources of the Empire nnd winning the support of the people by the eiunn- ' cipntion of her sorts. She held Austria in check until Prussia lmd defeated Napoleon, i and at once organized her armies on the Prussian plan. She saw England the misI tress ot the seas, and she began to build a navy which woul 1 challenge that supremacy a navy which now contains sonic of i the lines! uon-cluds in the world, and in the j , construction of which sh has spent eighty I millions of dollars in seventeen years. She K. HERALD- FRIDAY. A1 is rapidly becoming the first military and one of the first naval Powers in the world. This marshalling of men, this building ol ships, this steady, patient advance?what does it mean? The destruction of the Turkish Empire, the expulsion of the Turk from Europe, the occupation of Constantinople. All this time what does England say': So far ns she has spoken she has opposed Russia. Even as discreet a Minister as Mr. Disraeli avowed that one of the reasons why he wished to make the Queen nn empress was that in India he might oppose the imperial pretentions of the Czar by those of his own sovereign. When Austria, Russia and tiermany proposed certain reforms to the Sublime Porte England declined to accedu, thus showing the world that sho would prefei Hiinruiiy in xuritey 10 reiorm nictated uy Russia. Tlmt refusal has produced a coolness between the two countries, and more especially since the declaration of Lord Derby that, while England could not prevent the Turk from committing suicide, she would not stand by and see him murdered. This declaration was accompanied by the movement of the English llect to Resika Hay, which was an intimation to the Turks that if Russia crowded them there was aid at hand. It was a movement of this kind, n littlo more than twenty years ago, which presaged the Crimean war. If the policy of England means anything it is that, rather than permit any interference in Turkey or in Servia that looks like the advance of Russia toward Constantinople, she will go to war. Such an act on her part would lead to a general war in Europe. We havo no fear of such a contest now, although peace depends upon the will of the Russian Emperor. It is a mistake to suppose that England is not ready and willing to fight. She is both ready aud willing, and is in no sense afraid of the Northern Colossus, oven if ho has Germany as an ally. England has resolved to maintain her Indian Empire, and on that point she will fight the Russians as pertinaciously as she fought Napoleon. It would be foolish to speculate upon the results of such a war. In the first plnco there is no war, and in the second place war is not, so far as human eyes can soo, at all imminent. This Servian insurrection will bo allowed to burn itself out. It was thought when it began that Servia was simply the head of the lance, and thnt at tho proper time ltnssin would bo as the body of the lance; but thus far no such fact appears. Itnssia may be feeling Turkey. This insurrection may be what military men would call a reconnoissnnce in force. One effect lias been to show the utter helplessness and prostration of the Turkish Empire. In tho fall of Abdul-Aziz and the miserable career of his successor the world sees a spectacle of debauchery, misgovernment, crime and imbecility which history does not parallel. England, which has given hundreds of millions to sustain Turkey, now linds that not only is her debt repudiated, but that the money has gone to build iron-clads and palaces, to buy concubines and wild beasts to satisfy the appetite of a degraded voluptuary. These developments have made n profound impression upon England, where we see a party growing stronger every day opposed to any terms with the Turks. The failure of the Khedive strengthens this feeling, and far-seeing men advise as the only way to protect India that England should take Egypt. The purchase of the Suez Canal was n step in that direction, and it would not surprise us to learn at any time that England, under some pretence like the protection of her Turkish bondholders, had made a treaty with the Ottoman by which Egypt became a port of the English Empire. From this view of the case the insurrection in Servia is worthy of careful study. It may burn out of its own accord, like an isolated flame, or it may spread until all Etiropo is wrapped in the blaze of a desolating war. Mr. Stanley'" I.etter*. IV e continue this morning tho publication of Mr. Henry M. .Stanley's valuable letters from Central Africa detailing his adventures and discoveries in that strange country. In tho first of these letters Mr. Stanley tells us of his visit to tho Albert Niyanza and the difficulties which prevented his explorations. He ulso confirms the story which Mukamba, King of Uzige. told Livingstone of a race of white people living in the mountains of Central Africa. Some of these people accompanied Mr. Stanley in his expedition to the Albert Niyanza. It is a surprising story, but in no way unlikely. Tho Aztecs were a different race trom tne American Indian and were as much a white people as their Spanish successors. Africa was much easier of penetration by Caucasians than Mexico or South America, and it would have been oven more remarkable had no evidences been found of the existence of the race in Africa. This discovery has a peculiar interest, but the chief value of Mr. Stanley's letters is in the proof they afford of the success of his explorations. Ho has already undergone many dangers and overcoino many difficulties, but his determination and foresight have always served him in time of need, and wo may look forward with confidence to the completion of his work. Mn. Mabblx'h Splendid Ukcohd.?On one point Mr. Marble would, as candidate for Governor, add strength to the democratic ticket?namely, his views on money. He has expressed himself with his accustomed clearness and ability on this point :?"The existing law promises specio resumption for January, 1H7'J. If tlio (Congressional) caucus decides to recommend the repe&l of this promise there is no tongue no persuasive as to induce the people to believe the demo cratic party sincere in its demand for resnraption. Wr must adhere to the day, and do better than the republicans in showing the means, or run the risk of being believed no better litted than the republicans to repair the country's financial system." This is much stronger ground than that of Tihlen in his letter of acceptance, or even in the St. Louis platform. We have no doubt Mr. Marble would have couched the plattorm in these words, but there were compromises necessary to conciliate tue West. No compromises are necessary to conciliate Neu York. Mr. Marble would go into the can vass with nil the prestige of an unassailable I posit.ou on the money question. [TGUST 11. 1876?WITH SU [ j The Indian (InertIon. I Every now nnd then we have a Huepicions F despatch from Washington about the Indian t question. The Indian King manages its press department with ability and never i loses an occasion of arousing onr feelings. The latest despatch informs us that "great ' dissatisfaction is felt that Congress has given neithe* the Secretary of the Interior nor the Commissioner of Indian Affairs authority to adjudicate matters with the Indii ans before the next session of Congress in [ case the hostiles should become subdued i and willing to agree on terms of peace. No appropriations have been made to enable the department to meet the expenses which i might be incurred in taking tho necessary > steps to this end." Furthermore, suvs the despatch:?"The Indian Department officials are desirous that Sitting Bull and his foli lowers shall be well whipped before they shall be allowed to propose any terms for their future peacoful management and coni trol. Commissioner Smith has taken broad and practical views of tho settlement of the i Indian question, and is giving his attention to a careful study of all its complications, and he is determined that the power of tho national government shall bo felt by the Indian as well as the white people of the country. His peace policy is more in accord with tho War Department than has obtained in the views or line of action adopted l.v Ilia " The meaning of this despatch is that the chiefs of the Indian King are afraid that Congress, in response to an outraged public opinion, will take away all the power over the Indians from the Interior Department and give it to the army. Our readers can only form a faint idea of the power of this King and the influence of its members over Congress. Thus the House passed an act transferring the Indians to the War Department. A juster measure was never passed. But it was defeated in the Senate, and rather than consent to it the Senate was willing to defeat one of the most important appropriation bills of the session. This talk about the Indian Department making peaco with the hostile Indians, or doing anything toward a humane solution of the question, is folly. We owe all the wars on the Plains nnd in the Yellowstone region to the corruption and incapacity of the Indian Department. While the English authorities in Canada have kept peace with their Indian tribes we have kept ours in a state of continual irritation and war. We have robbed them. We have violated treaties. Wo have starved them. Fortunes have been made out of rotten tobacco, chicory coffee and mildewed cloth. At one agency?Standing liock?the incapacity and villany of the agents of the Indian Depart xuent assumed such a shape that the Indians were compelled to eat their ponies and dogs. The brother of the President was one of the agentH in this nefarious business. Wherever the department has had anything to do with these Indians it has robbed and betrayed its charge that its agents might amass fortunes. In other words, the whole business of the Indian Department has been to cheat the Indians, madden them with rum, supply them with arms and ammunition, drive them out on the warpath and then send for the army to fight them. As i soon us the army had secured a peace they resumed their nefarious practices. We are glad to hear that Commissioner Smith is taking "broad and practical views of the settlement of the Indian question." We know nothing about Smith, and have no doubt he is a Christian statesman; but the country wants none. of his "views," and it looks upon the department over which he presides as a sink of iniquity. We trust Congress will not give Smith or his department a dollar. We are tired of that Indian Ring. The true peace commissioners are Sherman and Sheridan. The idea of a commissioner who never saw an Indiun, most probably, except on the stage or in the parlors of a hotel, a mere civilian, Bitting in Washington and dividing contracts and patronage between quarrelsome Congressmen and their friends, knowing anything about the practical working of the Indian question is a farce. The army should take charge of the Indian. There is no man so tender and considerate as the soldier. There arc no two men more capable of handling the Indians than Sherman and Sheridan. They know when to use humanity and when kindness. They are men of honor, character and high intelligence. Let us intrust the whole question to them. We think the House should remain in session for six months rather than permit the Indians to remain under the control of the Indian Ring. Let us have an end of this corrupt Indian Department and allow the Indians to pass under the control of the army. The August Meteors. Nature works on Buch a grand scale that we look forward with the liveliest interest to any extraordinary exhibition of her power predicted by science. Whether it bo the progress of the great cyclone from the equatorial seas, the violent eruption of the giant volcanoes, of which the forewarning coiucs in earthquake shocks, or the periodic display of meteors in August and November which scientific observation has taught us to expect, we watch for the phenomenon with increasing interest until we i experience its terrors or enjoy its beauties. The meteorites, vulgarly termed shooting shirs, which become visible at this season i and later in the year, have been the subjects of historic record from the earliest i times; the Chineso claim to have re corded their appearance many centuries before the Christian era. However, i although often observed, the meteors coni tinued to inspire awo in the minds of all peoples, civilized as well as savage, until quito recently, when an attempt was made to solve i the mystery of their source and nature. As> tronomical observations have accurately de[ tcrmined the earth's orbit in relation to the centre and other members of the solar sysi tern. This course once established, it foli lowed, as a matter of course, that meteorologists would carefully note what might bo termed the local effects produced through i the different stages of our planet's progress, i As regards the appearance of meteors, by a careful comparison of the times of these displays with the dates noted of the earliest observations, scicniists i discovered an unaltcrablo relationship ox| isting between tho events, and the periodicity J'fLBMENT. of appearance was established. This enables ns to predict, with almost a certainty of verification, the appearance of meteors in August and November of each year. In the present month we have been nightly expecting them, and already we have been rewarded by the sight of a few possessing remarkable brilliancy. It is asserted, and with considerable weight of scientific argument, that at certain Btages of its orbit the earth encounters the fragments of former stellar bodies, whiclj from some cause unknown have been destroyed by a great explosion of the planetary mass or by collision with other stars. These fragments are sup posed to hang in Rpnco, but yet under the influence of the counterposing attractions of the sun and the planets, und therefore, follow tho orbit of their original combined mass. As the planes of the orbits of the sturs of our Bolar system do not coincide, that of the earth must intersect the path of this nebulous collection at this season, and the fragments in space come within the influence of terrestrial attraction. Friction with our atmosphere while falling toward the earth undoubtedly creates the heat that produces the brilliant effects we notice, and thus for a limited period during two months tho midnight sky is illuminated by the fiery movements of these visitors from another world. Sports at Newport. ? After a successful tour in Great Britain the celebrated lacrosse team of Canadian gentlemen and Iroquois Indians are again on this side of the Atlantic and have ac? : ?l..1 io? vrptcu ail illYlUUlUU VU CJLU1U1V bite V/iiAKkVAicn* national game of lacrosse at Newport. The days for playing are Wednesday and Saturday, and the grounds of the Polo Club have been selected for the exhibitions. From their first appearance in Ireland in May last, through Scotland and in England, these Canadian amateurs and attending Iroquois met with cordial receptions, and so much was the game everywhere appreciated that thousands turned out to witness every performance. When thoso experts, who have mastered every detail of the sport, made their appearance at Hurlingham Park, the representatives of the fashionable world of London were present. To the vast majority of the spectators that greeted the team at their public reunions the game was a great novelty, but the Hurlingham and subsequent performances so favorably impressed many with the sport they have since established lacrosse clubs, and in all likelihood matches will soon be played by the new organizations. Following closely the gratifying exhibitions about London the palefaces and reduien, upon invitation, played a private match before the Prince and Princess of Wales, and, lastly, they up peered before the Queen and Court, who were highly pleased, and the general opinion of the company was strongly appreciative of the merits of lacrosse. The game is ancient among the Indians. Under the care of the white man, however, it has been transformed from a rough pastime into a skilful and scientific accomplishment, and those who saw it ten years ago would hardly recognize it now. At each end of the ground on which the game is played stands n goal about six feet high. Each of the players has for his weapon of action a "crosse," which is over four feet long, very light, and made of tough ash or hickory. It is curved like a^rozier, and from the peint of the curve or cro^kto about half way of the handle there is spread out a network of catgut or thongs of moose skin. On this piece of netting the ball is caught in a variety of ways and borne or thrown by the player in the direction of the goal. While a player is making cfif with the ball the members of the opposite team get in his course and do their utmost to knock the boll off his crosse; hence many exciting and stubborn contests. One standing rule is that the netting must be perfectly flat and not bagged when the ball is on it. This increases the difficulty of carrying the ball at a racing pace. The ball is of sponge indiarubber and weighs about four ounces. No player except the goal keeper can touch the ball with the hand, and tho players cannot catch hold of one another, strike or trip, but they are permitted to "shoulder" when endeavoring in a scrimmage to get the ball. One delightful feature of the game is its extreme simplicity. There is no room for perplexity as to the state ot' the match. Whether you arrive early or late you can at once become interested in the sport. No telegraph has to be watched and no score sedulously kept. To enjoy the game you have only to watoh the players as they pass under your eye. The Canadian team is composed of well formed men, lithe of limb and swift of foot, and are an excellent match for their opponents. Some of the Indians are extraordinarily clever and marvellously slippery, and when on their mettle givo their pale-faced brethern all they can do to escape defeat. There aVo good reasons for believing that the exhibitions of lacrosse at Newport will prove as attractive as they did at Hnrlingham Park. Tllf Weather. An extended rain area accompanies the advance of the storm centre from the Northwest. The Mississippi, Lower Missouri and Ohio valleys share in this general precipitation, and it is probable that by to-morrow the western and northern portions of the Middle States will feel its presence. In the far West, and particularly in the region of the liig Horn Mountains and the Upper lellowstono ltiver, violent alternations of temperature have occnrred dnring yesterday, the mercury falling in the morning at Cheyenne to 34 degree*, and at Bismarck and North Platte to 48 and 49 degrees respectively, and rising again as rapidly toward evening. This sodden change will act with very dangerous effect on the troops operating against the Sioux, inducing pneumonia, pleurisy and other inflammatory diseases in weak constitutions. It must he remembered that these poor fellows have left their camp on a fifteen days' hunt after the Indians, and are therefore exposed iu the open country to this sudden inclemency of the weather. It is to be hoped that the commanding officers will tako measures to protect their men and horses against the assaults of an enemy even more dangerous than Sitting Bull. The weather in New York to-day will be partly cloudy and warmer, and we may bo visited by another thunder storm similar to that of last Monday. tiaacral Batter's ftnsseisl Remedies* 1 General Butler's let!or consenting ones ? more to become a candidate for Congress it one of the most adroit performances of hit life. He it all things to all men if thereby he may secure more rotes. On tho tariff question, for instance, it is amnsing to see how he makes himself the champion of the special interests of his district without committing himself either to protection or free trade. "A judicious adjustment of tho details of this legislation," he says, speaking of a prospective revision of the tariff by tho next Congress, "is very important to the industrial interests of your district, which I hope I may be able to represent with effect; certainly, with every interest of my own intertwined with your own, I shall be impelled by every motive to carry out your wishes in that regard." In view of such a comprehensive appeal to their selfishness the people ol General Butler's district will not be slow understand that the kind of revision of the tariff which he will favor will be a revision exactly suited to thein and to him. We congratulate them upon the fact that his interests and theirs are "intertwined." But his manipulation of the greenback question is I even worthier of ^is reputation for adroit* nesB. Everybody supposed he was an inflationist, and now it turns out that he is among the most enthusiastic of contractionists. Specie resumption, he thinks, cannot be enforced by law, and so we presume does everybody else, but he is ready to pass laws which will bring about specie resumption. His panacea seems to be a reduction of the rate of interest on the public debt and tlio convertibility of greenbacks and the national bank currency into government bonds at a lower rate of interest than is now paid. There is much good sense and good policy in this, but its fallacy consists in the deduction he | would have us draw from his reasoning. The conclusion ho wishes the voters in his district to reach is that this simple process would make the paper dollar equal in value to a dollar in gold. General Butler forgets, however, that the greenback is already convertible as he would make it convertible and that it will now buy a better bond at a higher rate of interest than the one he would afford. It is a different kind of convertibility that is needed?convertibility into gold?and he muBt be aware that th? problem of funding the nntional debt at lower rate of interest is a different question altogether. General Butler's remedies art fallacious, and we are afraid we shall be compelled to look elsewhere for the doctriDei which are to save the people from bankruptcy and ruin. BIr. lilatiiie'* Speech. Senator Blaine opens the canvass in his own State with unnecessary virulence, thereby doing himself more harm than the political enemy whom he would injure. His speech at the district convention at Augusta on Wednesday was not only in bad taste, but it was singularly inappropriate, coming from one who has jnst gone through the fiery ordeal to which he was subjected. Doubtless 31 r. limine would nave us believo that the charges against him had their foundation in political malice and were intendod only foi political effect, but, forgetful of the charity he asks, he fails to accord it in turn. His in* sinuation that Governor Tilden will use of his abundant private means to carry the Maine elections in September will not be believed by any, and it is not possible that Mr. Blaine himself believes it. Why ho should so ' forget the attitude in which he stands ber ie country as to utter such a foolish slander is not easily explained upon any hypothesis than that his illness has I deprived him of much of that ncuteness and common sense to which he owed much of his prominence. It cannot bo that Mr. Blaine is trying to scathe others because he is himself not unscathed, or that he attacks Governor Tilden's integrity because his own would have been attacked had he been Governor Tilden's antagonist^ the Presidential battle. But whatever view we may take of his motives his speech is equally unworthy. Sympathy fob Db. liurus Waggoner Flint is now in order. His divorced wife asks the Supreme Court to compel him to pay her alimony out of gains as a spiritual medium at the Rame time that she exposes his evil practices and brings his "business" into disrepute. In the meantime poor Flint cannot make a living for himself out of the dupes for whom-he has been in the habit ot answering letters by a spiritual hand. PERSONAL INTELLIGENCE. Sigol bu Again retreated. William Callen Bryant In at Cnmmington, Mm*. Chief Jaattco Walie is at the White sulphur Springs Va. I Mrs. Partington ShllUbcr la recovering from rhca . matlsin. Sir William Hackett, of England, Is at the Clarendon Hotel. There le much gambling daring tbe bard times Is Cblcaxa Tbunder storms are moRt frequent over polluted rivers or lako*. Governor Thoma? A. Hendricks left this city for Phil adcipma iui ntn nt Mmo. la Mar<|UiM do Montholon arrived In New York from Paris yesterday. runrk't cartoon on vivisection ought to kill all opp* sittoii to the experiments of science. The Turkish government favors the Roman Calholii to the detriment of the Greek Serbian. Mr. Krnrts is of opinion that the earliest namo of out Minister lo England was Mutison Kdwards Pterrepont Tho freedom enjoyed in Vienna is no criterion of libs crty throughout tho Austro-Hungarian dominioor. It a ladv goon to Saratoga she will not wear a hat; aba will hide her pretty head| under a rashionable par. aaol O'Donovan Rossa Is lecturing in Xcw England in or. dcr to obtsiu skirmishing lunds for keeping up I guerilla warfare with England. It is time tho cabling of news regarding M. Onrnof, whoever M. Durnof may be, was stopped. Tho only provocation for it seems to be to efTirJ an opportunity ol contradicting whnt has boon asserted the day beforr end introducing this gentleman to ihe American public, 'Daniel Peronda," ]>er English advices, turns ouk t? be the son of a Jewess formerly a pre it singer, now, bj her second husband, a princess. Grandcourt wai i knocked overboard, and Gwendolen refused to throe Iiiu) a ro|>o. lie was drew ned. Hie loves fteronda nnd Deronda loves Mlrsh. T'In- Athrn.tui pronounces tin plot a failure. The Atlanta (Oa.) Timet:?'' Kit Carson, Jr., who Is nt present in tills city, proposes to leave soon lor the West to ongage In tho Indian campaign. lie Hunks Sandwich Island Frank, and not Sitting Hull, is tin planner of the redskiu campaign. The ludlsu positioi is a splendid one lo stand a campiign ol almost Hidednito length against heavy odds, and with hut nne-iourth ol the regular army opposed to them, as at present they can repeat the history of the lar* n0 a larga, scale "