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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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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."

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