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The Preliminary Hacino on the Schnylkill this alternoon finds its chief interest in the filet that these trinl heats will decide who are to row in the final heat, and indicate with some certainty who is to win. Our letter on the regatta this morning is replete with timely information, and it will be read with interest by all who care for boating \ matters. Mb. Charles Francis Adams can be safely nominated as the democratio candidate for Governor of Massachusetts, now that it is .known that in 1872 Mr. John Kelly investigated the Fenian charges against him and pronounces them entirely without founda i'luu. hc oic uuw pirpuicu iu ut'ilcvv ulut the Irish Republic never had a better friend than Charles Francis Adams. The Delegates representing the French workingmen at the Centennial Exhibition enjoyed a gala day at Jones' Wood yesterday, but as they imbibed nothing worse than lager Marshal MacMukon's government need have no fear that the occasion had any political significance. The workingmen who have returned also had a banquet in Paris yesterday. Inadequate Punishment and pernicious definitions of the law of homicide led to another probable but "unpremeditated" murdtr yesterday. Two men, one of them ft deputy sheritl', suddenly quarrelled, and while the one was attempting to strike the ftther he was stabbed, perhaps fatally. This readiness to use the knife is becoming a terrible danger to the community, and yet we seldom hear that offenders of this kind are punished. Gshkbal James Watson Webb, whose father, Major Samuel Webb, was one of General Washington's aides during the defence of New York in 1776, and for a long time afterward, sends us a communication touching the services of the distinguished soldier whose son he is, and embodies in it aoine invaluable extracts from Major Webb's journal. Theso memoranda will be read with especial interest at this time, when the centennial of the unsuccessful defence of New York leads us nil to recall the earlier and darker periods of our history. The Crrr Pastobs have not yet returned from the vacations, and most of the pulpits yesterday were filled by visiting ministers. The subjects of the sermons were the usual well-worn themes, and the discourses consisted of platitudes on pride und humility, prayer and its conditions, faith, growth, as defined by a woman, and kindred topics. Dr. Deems' discourse on the effects of Christianity upon the condition of women was exceptional in freshness of tlipught and treatment, and in spirit and purpose it is worthy of imitation in other quarters. The GLOBious.UHCERTAi.vrr or the Law.? Another court has now decided the case of the Elevated Railroad?in another way. But a short time since one judge refused the application of the Ninth Avenue Railway for an injunction to prevent tho continuation of the Gilbert elevated road, and now another judge, on tho samo facts and the eame laws, decides a similar case just the otherway and grants the injunction on the application of the Sixth Avenue Railroad. Thus it simply depends upon who the judge Is. What we call justice is nominally some rule derived from the law, bnt is really a result of the idiosyncrasies, mental peculiarities or perversions of some individual who tits on the bench. With any greatly complicated case to be decided in tho courts the result, whichever way it goes, is simply an iccideAt?that is, it is determined by such uncertain facts as make up the mental condition of the judge who has to unravel the sontradictions and inconsistencies of the law. Fortunately there is only one court of appeal, and whoever wins in the toes-up j there will be finally victorious. NEW TORI Tho D?T?lopmraU of th* Th? Folly of tko Daooeralic Cornpolga. The campaign of the democrats is more promising than any they have known since the election of Pierce and King. The administration of General Pierce was wrecked on the Kansas-Nebraska bill, and althongh Mr. Buchanan succeeded him the fight to elect that statesman was .really a battle for organization on the part of the republicans. It was their Bull Run which led to Appomattox. Anti-slavery strong enough to menace the democrats under Fremont was aoie 10 conquer tnem unuer i^ncoin. iuc war and the tremendous issues arising ont of the war have given the republicans their continued existence. It was the war which re-elected Lincoln and gave Grant bis two terms. It is the war which will elect Hayes, if he should succeed. The republicans may add as many planks to their platform as they please?about currency, civil service and the Pope?the living thought underlying their party is the war. Once withdraw that question from our politics, once unite the North and the South on a basis of peace, fraternity, the acceptance of the wnr amendments and conceded political equality, and the republican party will be as dead as was the whig party after the com promise measures in the administration of Fillmore. Outside of the fancied necessity for a government that will protect the negroes there is no pretext for the republican organization. Its leaders have never dared to tuke new ground, to adapt it to any one of those vital problems tho consideration of which must absorb the attention of parties in the future. The reason why the republican leaders have never dared to identify their party with questions of free trade, finance, tho constitutional relations of the States to the government, and so on, is that on every possible question that now attracts the attention of thinkers tho republicans are as hopelessly divided as the democrats. For this reason the elimination of the war from the politics of the day would destroy the republican party. That is the bond of its existence. It is a bond which grows weaker as time heals the wounds of the war and brings the sections into a closer union. Every new cotton crop is a step toward reconciliation. Consequently the democrats have grown by tho weakness of their opponents. They have an almost united South in their favor, as they had before the war ; or, rather, they will have it, unless, as the democrats profess to believe, Eon Cameron's three thousand soldiers should trample all life out of a dozen sovereign States. In addition to this steadily growing strength?a strength based on passion? there is a deep-seated craving for "reform." The country is tired of Grant. This is because eight years are long enough to wear out tho patience of any people with a President, especially of a people as mercurial as the Americans, who fretted over Washington long before they were through with him. This craving arises also from the blunders of the President and of the crimes of many of the men upon whom he bestowed his confidence. There is a feeling that the government will be improved by the admission of new men into office, and, in answer to this feeling, the democrats have named a candidate whose highest claim to the Presidency is that he is a representative reformer. No party could enter upon a canvass with brighter prospects than the democrats had three months ago. All the auguries pointed to" the success of Tilden or to whoever the democrats would nominate. Why is it that these- augurieB fail the friends of Tilden now ? It is because the republicans since the beginning of their campaign have, with all their obstacles to success, made no mistakes and fought to win. The democrats,' with all their hopes and promises of success, have made blunder after blunder and fought to lose. The treatment of the financial question, of civil service, of the one term in Tilden's letter was a blunder. There is no explanation of the surrender of the Resumption act by Governor Tilden. It was the violation of a pledge, which must run more than three years before fulfilment, of one of the pledges upon which our national credit rests, at a time when we are trying to borrow three hundred millions at four and a half per cent. This pledge did not bind Governor Tilden, because he goes into office upon the assurance, triumphantly repeated by his friends, that in a very short time, much less time than the Resumption act concedes, he would bo ready to resume. Now, if Mr. Tilden as President is certain that he can resume in less than two years, why is it that he throws away the pledge now? For no other reason than to oblige Mr. H ?ndricks, Mr. Pendleton and the inflationists. In other words, this paramount and ostentations reformer, who would go into office to war upon wickedness, manes terms in the outset of his campaign with the worst feature of wickedness in the country?the party of repudiation and inflation. Cautions, conservative democrats who remember how Buchanan was bullied into secession, even at a time when his heart was loyal to every star in the flag ot the Union, ask if it is possible that Tilden can be another Buchannn, with Hendricks and Ewing to drive him into inflation as Davis and Slidell drove Buchanan into civil war. W'hilo the country is making this terrible, this disastrous comparison, the State rises in protest against the manner in which Tilden and his iriends arc making their canvass for the Governorship, and more especially the reform measures of Congress. The insincerity of this cry for retrenchment is shown by the fact that the democratic House, which reduced the government to its present beggarly situation, passed the Equalization of Bounties bill and the act lor the improvement of rivers and harbors. Those measures were of the most iniquitous character. No House can claim to be honestly in favor of reform that approved them. The "retrenchment" of the House is humiliating. Instead of a calm, philosophical arrangement of tho whole question of the civil service? j instead of reductions that would aot injure the government?there has been a violent cutting down of the most useful departments of the government. Gallant naval officers hnvs been thrown on the mercies of a cold ? HERALD MONDAY, ATT I I world, the pride and the spirit of the army and navy have been broken, and, as General Grant pointed oat in his Message, more | money will probably be lost from the "ecoj nomical" interference with the collection of : the revennes than will be saved by the whole measure of reform. Conservative men, who I look at these questions as they would at I their own business affairs, from a common 6ense point of view?who know very well that no twenty-horse engine can be driven at forty-horse power?fear that the democratic party has fallen into the hands of men who are willing to imperil the service of the government to make capital for the canvass. They see that the government is an immense machine?that it can only be run by a proper application of lorces. When they see these forces arrested or hrnV<?n trt cnHsfv a narixr f>riddtidv a fpAlinit ^ - I WJ ?c?-V ? o of alarm is awakened, and business men ask , whether it is not better to bear the ills even , of a republican administration,, with all of ( its burdens and taints, than fly to others ( which cannot be imagined. These are some of the reasons why the , canvass, from a tactical point of view, looks so well for the republicans and so bad for , the democrats. At the same time the desire ( for change, for reforms, for new names and ( new faces may overwhelm all opposition ] and carry with it the republican party, ] administration and all. It may be | even more than the democrats can , do to defeat Tilden, but they are doing their , best. Much, if not all, will depend upon , the State Convention. If the democrats are j wise they will give us a candidate who will , call out all the votes in the party. They , will not find him in Mr. Seymour after his ' . declaration that he will never take the office. , New York has too much pride to allow the ( Governorship to be forced down the throat : of an unwilling candidate. j Such a candidate will be found in Mr. Dorsheimer, who represents the growing , west ; or in Mr. Marble, wnose services 111 ] the press for the democracy in its forlorn days are entitled to all honor ; or in Mr. Potter, who represents the best elements of the party in the eastern part of the State. Any one of these gentlemen will aid the ticket. Mr. Tilden can make no graver blander than to parcel this and other offices among bosom friends. The party can make no mistake so fatal as to give its standard to an obscaro man who has not earned the people's confidence, or some wornout Bourbon who has lost it. Rani* and Englaad, That the French republican party has frustrated an attempt to form an alliance between Russia and France, of which the basis was the return of the Provinces of Alsace and Lorraine, is scarcely a credible story. This nroiected alliance is urobablv an invention of the newsmongers, start- j ing from the evidently hostile tone which the whole German press has recently held toward Russia. Russia is not likely to make such a bargain. Germany (apart from personal family ties and polit- ! ical aristocratic sympathies of its rulers, which would incline to peace) is too power- , ful for Russia to lightly quarrel with her. ( If ever France regains her lost territory it must be at a more favorable opportunity j and by the martial prowess of her own peapie. Where, however, an alliance is possible, though somewhat unlikely at present, is between Rnssia and England. At the close of the session of Parliament Mr. Gladutone made a speech in which he justly eulogized the Emperor Alexander and sharply deprecated the attacks politically made on his government. He showed how, since his ac- ^ cession, he has carried out a policy of peaco ; that his rule has been loyal and beneficent ^ to his people ; that he has given freedom to the serfs and been a great promoter of edu- J cation throughout his vast Empire. These observations ure just, and we cannot understand how, with his repeatedly expressed ^ friendliness to England and with whose Queen he has very close family ties, there should, both in Parliament and out of Parliament, be used such expressions of distrust and fears of Russian intrigues, ambition and autocratic power. If there can exist between the United States and Russia a sincere friendship, while one is the freest country in the world and the other is somewhat uu- ( dulv characterized as beiuc the one most despotically governed, what is thero to pre- . vent a political alliance and friendship between England and Russia? There need be no jealousy, for the East is vast enough for both; their armies (if, in comparison, you may call the English forces an army) and their navies need never meet except in courteous amity. They are both Christian nations, and although some consideration in treating Turkey, out of compliment to hor forty millions of Mussulmans in India, may , be excused, yet we do not see how England's government can continue to run counter to the expressed opinions of many of her leading statesmen, her clergy, her vast body of middle class population, in bolstering up the Turkish rule, which is an anomaly in civilized Europe. Why might not England and Russia cordially unite in establishing the autonomy of the present insurgent provinces, and agree on some policy, remodelling the map of Europe, by giving a larger area to Greece ? The Turk must go, and let them commence ! by reducing his hold merely to his Mussulman subjects, freeing Egypt and Palestine from his grasp, and preparing for the not distant evacuation of Constantinople, which city, to the discredit of civilization, he has held too long. Whatever political combinations may then take place civilization will certainly bo the gainer. The debtbrcnvekesa or the Fire in South and Front streets yesterday morning was mainly owing to the delay in giving the alarm. Nothing could have been more foolish than for a few men to neglect to give the alarm in the hope of extinguishing the fire themselves, and yet such was the course pursed during the first stages of the burning of Ockershausen's sugar refinery and muoh adjacent property. Mark Twaih has been interviewed for the Herald on the political situation. Whero we expect tun in his opinions we find them Rcrious, and when he tries to b? sorions he j is almost funny. Evidently politics are not I much in Mark's line. GUST 28, 1876;-WITH S' Otaotratle Candidates tow tlie Gotrrnonhlp. Conjectures respecting the action of the Democratic State Convention must flounder in the dark so long as Governor Tildeu shrouds his intentions in mystery. For ways that are dark and tricks that are not vain this astute politician is poculiar, and for aught the public knows ho may have a sleeve full of concealed trumps. If he has deliberately made up his mind to push a favorite that favorite will be niminated. The democratic party cannot afford an open quarrel with its candidate for the Presidency, and if he undertakes to dictAte the nominee for Governor there will be but a feeble resistance. He is too shrewd and artlul to provoke on unseemly contest, and has skill and foresight enough to control a political convention while seeming to stand aloof. His habitual method is to begin early, to work secretly, to save himself trouble in a convention by quietly controlling the choice f delegates, and to surprise and confound his opponents at the final scene of action by showing them that he has a majority on which they can make no impression. In this quiet way and by thus taking time by the forelock he has gained the mastery of every democratic State convention for the last two or three years. He is acting unlike himself if he has not issued secret rescripts to his confidential friends in the Assembly .listricts to send delegates to Saratoga who can be relied on as Tilden men first, last md all the time. If, as is probable, he has thus stolen a march on the party, its expressions of preference for particular candidates will amount to little ; for the nomination will not bo determined by the democratic sentiment of the State, but by the will of yne dexterous politician. He may safely mako a show of leaving the Convention to its free action if he has fixed things in advance by virtually dictating the choice of a majority of its members. He is too wary to have committed himself unequivocally to DorRheimer. and if he secures an obedient Convention be can nominate any favorite whom he may prefer on a final survey of the situation. The candidates most frequently mentioned in the recent gossip of democratic circles aro Church, Dorsheimer, Hewitt and Potter. Judge Church has a strong body of supporters, who think that his consent is the only thing necessary to make him the candidate of the Convention. We suspect that they are under a delusion, for even if Governor Tilden should make no open opposition to the nomination of Church he would covertly defeat it. Mr. Tilden wants a candidate whose friends have given him a vigorous support in his war on the Canal King, but the most prominent friends of Judge Church have given him the cold shoulder. Mr. Horsheimer is reported to have said that be would withdraw in favor of Church, which is a sate oner, it he really maue it, tor tie is too well acquainted with the sentiments of Governor Tilden toward Church to regard him as an actual competitor. SVe do not believe that Judge Church rnuld be persuaded to take the nomination. Even with him as a candidate tho result of the election would be doubtful. He would gain nothing substantial by an election, and would lose everything by a defeat. His term as Chief Justice of the Court of Appeals does not expire until 1884, and he cannot be a candidate for Governor without resigning the office. The State constitution declares that all votes given for a judge for any other than a judicial office are void, and if Judge Dliurch should accept a nomination for Governor he would be compelled to give up two birds in the hand for the chance of catching me in the bush. Ho would incur the cer;ain loss of the Chief Justiceship for seven years tor the doubtful chance of being elected Governor for three. Even if he could be induced to take this risk Mr. Tilden would not permit his nomination. We do not suppose that the Governor is irretrievably committed to Dorsheimer, whom he must look upon as a weak candidate to be pitted against Morgan. Yet it may be that Mr. Tilden has such an overireeninff sense of his own strength that he thinks he could buoy up any gubernatorial candidate. Abram S. Hewitt is a new name in connection with the Governorship, bu he has, perhaps, some chances to come in as the "dark horse." The most difficult question the Democratic Convention will huve to deal with is the local quarrel of lactions in this city, and tho nomination of Mr. Hewitt might facilitate a settlement. Ho is a prominent Tammany man, who has not made himself offensive to the anti-Tammany wing of the party. He would naturally be acceptable to Mr. Tilden as his most vigorous defender in Congress. The antiTammany faction might indorse him on the ground of his perfect independence of John Kelly, whom he fought at St. Louis in the interest of Mr. Tilden with conspicuous boldness, ability and bucccss. If other means of harmonizing the city factions should fail Mr. Hewitt may be nominated for Governor as a solvent between the city factions; otherwise he h&3 little chance, as he is not popular nor much known in the rural districts. Mr. Potter is well known, and has troops of friends throughout the State. With Seymour and Church out of the race there is no other democrat who would be so generally acceptable to the great body of tho party us Mr. Potter. If tho nomination were to bo made by tbo spontaneous democratic sentiment of the State Mr. Potter's chances would be excellent; but if a majority of the dolegates are to bo chosen in obedience to a secret rescript from Governor Tilden his individual preference will control the nomination. The llfffhrr Case. It has often occasioned surprise in the course of the ninny trials, or attempted trials, over the issues of the Brooklyn scandal that some one of the parties did not endeavor to have the trial removed to some point where people were less saturated with the subject or with prepossessions for one side or the other than the people are in our suburban village of churches. Finally the demand lor a change of venue is made, but peoplo who were surprised over the neglect to make snch a demand will now not ho less surprised to find that it is made in the in UPPLEMENT. terest of Mr. Beecher. This looks exceed: ingly like an admission that tin of the I great preacher is no longer the ^wer of strength it once was with the Brooklyn public, which, though even out of the immediate circle of his pastoral or personal ! influence, was proud of hiiu as a distin- i | guished citizen, whose great talents and in| fluence on opinion over the whole country I were parts of the renown of their city, j Nobody at one time could have believed that j Mr. Beecher could not get justice in Brookj lyn, or even that his repute there would not incline a doubtful balance in bis favor; and bis request to try tbe case elsewhere, therefore, seems tbe admission of a great change. Doubtless the change to Franklin county would greatly increase tbe expenses of this trial; otherwise it would be an advantage. Country people have prepossessions in favor of preachers, as a general rule; but a preacher accused o forgetting the obligations of his ministry can never safely look for favor in the rural districts. The "Machine" in Politics. The real value of the Saratoga Convention is the fact that the republicans in New York have united. If Mr. Evarts had been nominated there might have been a diversion from the democn^ic party of that important fraction of indifferent or undecided voters upon whom party allegiance rested easily, and who would have rejoiced in voting for a man whose name and lineage recalled the best days of the ltepublic. This was an amount of self-sacrifice we could not expect from the Convention. The machine which nominated Morgan was not the machine which would have nominated Cornell. It was a much more important machine in this, that it had a good deal more money, which is a vital consideration in a canvass like the present; but it was a machine all the same. The main point about Mr. Morgan's selection is one of felicitation that there are men in the active and responsible leadership of the republican party who have the public and private virtue of Governor Morgan, with a patriotic devotion to the best interests of the country. So far as the "machine in politics" is concerned, although much is said against it, it never had more recognition than now. Governor Tilden wob nominated because ho was Vin Itnct monliinn nnlifi/?ian in rl^mn cratio party. Governor Hayes was nominated because he was the best fitting candidate in the machine shop of the republicans. Governor Morgan's selection was governed by the same considerations, and the democrats will not be insensible to cogs and wheels and pulleys in a canvass when they meet in their Convention to nominate a Governor. We dwell upon this point because, as far as is possible, we would banish from this canvass all cant and false pretence. We have never accepted the idea that the election of Mr. Tilden would b<^a new apotheosis of reform. And although the ominous rumor comes from Columbus that Boss Shepherd tried to see Governor Hayes, and was repulsed, the Boss will have proper recognition in the event of republican success. Politics is as much of a business as religion or navigation. Beligion is holiness, and those who are truly devout spend much time in meditation, prayer and praise. But pew rents must bo collected and clergymen must be supported, and churches must be built, and the Sheriff is as peremptory with the altar as with the anvil, and the "machine" which attends to these minor offices is as important to the development of tru9 Christianity as the eloquence of the priest or the piety of the devotee. So that while one party may be inspired by the sacred idea of reform and burns with the hope that it will be allowed to enter the temple and drive away the money-changers, while the other party may bo animated by all the memories of the war, hatred of rebellion, protection to the negro and so on, some one must pay the election bills. Reform needs bands of music, and the memories of the war can only be kept alive, ns General Ililpatrick will testify, by a liberal expenditure of money. The machine in politics has many useful offices which Mr. Curtis, Mr. Choate and other reformers would disdain. Some one must peddle the tickets on election day and carry torches at the mass meetings. If the machine will not do it, who will ? Mr. Curtis would never carry a banner on Broadwuy, and Mr. Choate would plead a large and increasing practice if he were asked to go into a precinct and work a voting booth. There is a good deal to be said in favor of tho machine in politics. It is not a high function, but the most useful offices are at times the humblest. The general in command of the column, or the drum major at the head of the band, is a much more imposing figure than the commissary and the quartermaster who ride far in the rear in some unpretending baggage wagon. It is all very well while marching along, or while tho .music is playing, but when nature asserts itself and valor needs food and repose the commissary and the quartermaster assume a commanding importance. No one ever hears a wiso general or a skilled drum major denounce tho machine men of the army, because, perhaps, a quartermaster or a commissary assumes, a temporary importance. and puts on the airs of a field marshal. In politics if some luithful Custom House weigher or storekeeper who has attended the primaries or tramped al>out in tho rain and snow and watched the polls, and warmed the lietots of visiting statesmen by his cheers; if some modest inspector of customs a little bit in wine should pose for a statesman no wiso politician will hold him up to scorn. In his day of usefulness the machine worker is a necessary power in politics. The | republican saints make a mistake to turn up ; their noses nt him, lor the# machine man j works every day in the year?our reform saints only in the harvest time, when conventions are to bo held and offices are to be reaped. The Weather. Tho area of high barometer now central in the lower lake region has affected tho tentporature all over the country east of the Mississippi lliver. During the night time the pressure rises to over 30.30 inches, but alter | sunrise anil throughout the day falls to about 30.10 inches. Those changes of atmospheric i ! density are due, of course, to the alternate | contraction and expansion of th? aerial volume by the sun's heat, and present interesting phenomena for the observa- 'J tion of meteoiologists. Last evening we a find that the two areas of low barometer which have been noticed in recent weather articles continue to remain within tha sphere of observation in the United States. One of these is slowly drifting into the North Atlantic over the mouth of the St. Lawr nee River, the other makes equally blow progress eastward over Dakota and Minnesota, where an accompanying higfc temperature prevails. In the Gulf raini and threatening weather are observed, and decided evidences of a storm centre moving on the twenty-fifth parallel and approaching the Texas coast are apparent As stated in yesterday's Hirald the time draws neai for these Gulf storms and cyclones, and the attention of shipowners is earnestly called to their probable development The great cyclone of last September caused much devastation along the Gulf coast and among the Wert India islands, and a considerable loss of life and property would have been avoided had timely warning been given of its approach. We issue such a warning now in the hope that it will insure greater caution among navigators. To-day the weather in New York will be cool and clear. Tlie Return of the Moaqalto. The peculiarity of the fly, as we havo observed, is that ho always returns to the same spot, but it is the characteristic of the mosquito that he always returns to another spot. Thus he differs from both the fly and the leopard, neither of which change their spots, and this is an important fact in natural history, of which the return of the mosquito has reminded us. Punctuality is one of the especial vices of the mosquito, as everybody knows, and in this regard he differs from men, with whom punctuality is one of the virtues that are nlmnaf onruiTliTimon avatyi anta Tllil year the mosquito has returned with his usual promptitude, and his advance guard and pickets have already occupied their strategic points at the head of the bed. Soon the main column will arrive and then the war will begin. It is likely to be disastrous to the whites. The mosquito ii never to be found in the place where you expect him, and in this respect he resembles the Indians, who when they were thought to be on the Yellowstone River were on the Rosebud, and when they were sought on the Rosebud had just gone to the Little Big Horn. The experience of the late Indian war might be profitably applied to the coming mosquito campaign. It is a safe rulo never to attack the mosquito in the position where you imagine ue is. j.i xie appears 10 da buzzing in the air, slap the pillow violently on the floor. If he is making a feint on the floor, hurl the bolster at the ceiling. If you feel him settling on the right cheek, deal yourself a blow on the left cheek. It is no! likely that you will hit him anyhow, but this rule of contraries gives the only chance ol success. No mosquito was ever slain except by a fluke. The human intellect is unequal to cope with his gigantic little brain. 01 course the defeat of the Union troops is certain in the end, and our only effort should be to escape with as little lost as possible. The remedies for the bites oi the mosquito are numerous, but th< only one which can be depended on is a net. The mosquito hates a net at much as the devil hates holy water. The only pleasant view to be had of the mosquito is when we survey him from behind our intrenchments. It is a misfortune of his that he cannot crawl through a hole, even when he is like the lean and hungry Cassius and bloodless as a stone. He must fly to his victim ; and there is nothing which mokes a morning doze more soothing than*the sight and sound of a regiment of mosquitoes vainly attacking the curtains. There is a special delight in the spectacle of their idle fury. But they seek their revenge elsewhere. In another column we print a terrible account of the fatal assault upon Mr. Henry J. Knout, the famous inventor of an improved net, who perished because of his services to humanity. Unable to get at their prey, because of his inventions, the mosquitoes finding Mr. Knout without his net (which he usually wore) fell upon him in large numbers, and before assistance could be rendered he was completely devoured. PERSONAL INTELLIGENCE. Ijigersoll is called an tnfldel. Farm laborers get $3 a day m Dakota. Hod. Jobs Forsyth, of Mobile, Is la Chicago. Mr. Flood, of the Bonanza firm, Is in Chicago. Beaux at Saratoga are called "parasol-holdera." Fcopio at Saratoga glare at Mrs. Marsh, the wttnes* Tho katydid has arrived, and Kilpatnck has a rival The young of all creatures are moch alike, according to Darwin. Richard Frothlngham oppoaea General Banka tar Congress. Senator Morion went through the Centennial In a rolling chair. Manu, Bingham and brethren, of Philadelphia, are en route tor San Francisco. Bonnets of cashmero ?b<1 lace, with red rosebuds, are worn by bVdcauiahls. M< DdolMoiin'K "Wedding March" la a favorite la English fashionable circles duly an American or an Irishman can open an oyster scientifically or cook It properly. II you have ever don? anything baa do not ran for office. It will be tound out. Goethe:?"We are only really alive when we enjoy tho good will of others." George Eliot:?"A difference of tasto in Jokes ? a great strain on the ufloctious." ? McCook, ot Colorado, en route to Denton **JS ^al Crook and Terry cannot whip tbe Indian*Proiessor llu?iey has gone to BiiMo to Investigate one of tho prehistoric Jokos In tho Hrprttl. Ex-Mayor J. V. C. Smith, of Postoii, a rather poetical person ol an eccentric tarn, is building an open-front tomb, with seats and a table, In tho beer garden etylei Colonel Gawlcr, Captain Warren and otter gentlemen have loruied a society lor colonizing Palestine. Military and engineering science will not bo wsntlog in tne committee of management. Their purpose Is to transtcr the dominion of Palestine from the Tork and Arab to the Jew. It is a well known fact that when tbe colors of the prism are photographed there remains outside tbe limits of the blno and violet In a spectrum a distinct tmprossion which our eyes do not recognise as a color. According to physiologists a time will come when the human eye will be perlvcicd so as to dircern this color as well as the other. English magazine:?"Scattered about tbe earth there nro supposed to be 10,000,000 or 11,000,000 ol Jews alive. Thoasauds of these people aro rich, some of itKtu own colossal fortunes. Kothsehild could buy np the fee simple of Palestine. Cohlsmid might rebuild the temp e ol Herod. Montefiore has money enough to cast a golden statue ot King Solomon. But of these wealthy Hebrews, not one Is willing to go beck."