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Msilnco ?t 2 I'. M. BOW EKY" THE A TR E. HEARTS ARE Till MI'S, at 8 I' M MUs Marlon Mordannt FIFTH AVI'.M I'. hiKATRE. PIQUE, at 8 P. M Mstlnro at 1 :30 P.M. Fanny Darenport. TntRTY-FOURTH "STREET OPERA HOUSE. VARIETY, at 8 P. M. MMinor at 2 P. M. OKI! M A XIA THE A THE. DER FRAUEX'ADooK.lT. at 8 IV M. GUI BE THEATRE. VARIETY, at 8 P. M. Matinee at 2 1". M. CIIICKKKlNti~"llAI,L. VON BL'LOW RECITALS, at 2 P M. PARISIAN VARIETIES. VAIMETV at 8 P >1 Matlnpr at 2 P. M. oiitr.ri^ea naiunu xi^vtua.^u. ? auc f^u ai steeplechase race came oft' at. Liverpool yesterday, and we have a very full report of the event this morning. Tlio race was one of much interest and was witnessed by an immense multitude. Mb. Disraeli's Actios in withholding Mr. Cave's report of his Egyptian mission from the House of Commons is very severely criticised by the English press and has caused a panic in Egyptian securities. It is likely this will prove the first stop toward the fall of the Ministry which Mr. Disraeli has managed so long to hold together. In Congress Yesterday the Senate passed the bill for counting the electoral vote for President and Vice President, and the House busied itself with the consideration of the I Executive, legislative and Judicial Appro- j priatioa bill. Congressmen's salaries was Ihe bone of contention, but the discussion was not an edifying one. Comptroller Green has addressed a communication to the Legislature protesting against the removal of the penalties for the non-payment of taxes and assessments. His arguments will attract the attention of taxpayers, and many of our citizens will join with him in deprecating any interference with the present system. Tnr. Emperor of Brazil, as we learn by a special despatch to the Herald, gave his lurewcll audience at Jiio .Janeiro yesterday, j ?nd is ready to start on his visit to the | United States. In a few weeks he will be j with ns, nnd we trnst his sojourn here will lend to muko the people of the two coun- j tries better acquainted and promote social j and commercial intercourse between them. Arms fob Sebviy.?The German government has been selling arms to Servia, and Austria objects to the conveyance of the rifles through Austrian territory. Wo remember ! when the German authorities thought it a great hardship that American arms wero sold to the French, but wo should not bo surprised if some of these rifles were in- ; eluded in the sale to Servia. The Hat Hiooe Mystery.?It is a singu- ' d(aA. Af nntinn wliioli in rnniinti ni. rated to tho Herai.d this morning l>j William J. Bradley and John G. North in regard to the treatment of the friends of Thomas A. Hamlin. The case is one which needs explanation, and wo hope Chief Campbell and Coroner Simnis may he able satisfactorily to explain it. It would be nnfortunate if the Brooklyn police Rhould stand in the way of the detection of crime or place obstacles in the way of the identification of tho dead. FAN FRANCISCO MINSTRELS, at 8 P.M. Matinee at 2 P. m. BOOTH'S 'niEATRE. .1 I'Mrs C.ESAR, ut 8 P. m. m atinee at 1:30 P. M. Lawmice Harrett. O I. Y M FlTrf IITTAT R K. VARIETY, at 8 P. M Matinee at 2 P. M. TtYKSTY THIRD STREET OPERA HOUSE. CAM FORMA MINSTRELS, at 8 P. M. Matinee at 2P. M. I wood s museum. O'FLANAOAN, at 8 P. M. Matlneo at 2 P. M. LYCEUM THEATRE. VAUDEVILLE, at 8 P. M. Matinee at 2 P.M. Minnie ! Palmer. WALLACK'S THEATRE. ROM ANCE OF A POOR YOUNG MAN, at 8 P. M. TUB WONDER, at 1 :30 p. M. TONY PASTOR's NEW THEATRE. VARIETY, at 8 P. M. STEINWAY 1IALL. THOMAS' SYMPHONY CONCERT, at 8 P. M. ACADEMY <>E MUSIC. LA CLOSERIE DKS GENETS, at 8 P. M. French Company. eaoi.k theatre. PEAKED, at S P. M. Matinee ul 2 P. M. WITH SUPPLEMENT. NEW YORK, SMl'IIDAY. MARCH 2."?, 1876, From our reports this morning the probabilities are that the weather to-day trill be stormy, with rain or snow. The 11 f.rai,J) by Fast Mail Trails.?Newsdealers and the public, throughout the country trill be supplied with the Daily*, Weekly and Sunday Herald, J'ree of postage, by sending their orders direct to this office. Wall Street Yesterday.?At the close some of the fancies were firmer, but the market was generally unsettled and irregular. Money loaned at 4 and 5 per cent. Gold was steady at 114 1-4. Foreign exchange quiet. Government bonds were higher. Railway and investment securities steady. Is France it is likely the state of siege will be raised. The government is no longer opposed to it and the Republic apparently is sufficiently well established to allow the widest liberty. * y NEW YORK Thirteen Centennial Candidate#? | E Plurlbu# C nam. The Herald in willing to assist in bringing the old motto of the United States again into use in this centennial year, and is sincerely sorry that it cannot be done in the appropriate way of restoring coined money : to circulation. Oar national motto is re- | quired by law to be stamped on our national coins, together with the eagle, which is i idopted as the national emblem; but neither < emblem nor motto is seen since coined ] money has disappeared, the small trash of < nickel and copper and the now silver trade < dollar not having the bird or the legend, i The motto, being in Latin, is in danger < of falling into permunent disuse, and < we will let our readers see how it < looks in print after having been so i long missed. E Pluribwt Unum meant i originally "one out of thirteen," the in- i definite plurts meaning the thirteen States which existed at that time. We preserve the thirteen stripes of our national flag, increasing only the stars to correspond with the present number of States. In recalling the motto we desire to give it a slightly different turn, changing the implied verb so that the phrase may mean the selection of one out of thirteen. From the thirteen centennial can didates whose names wo suggested yesterday let President Grant and Senator Conkling pick nnt one and secure his nomination if they cannot see their way clear for themselves. K Pluribus Unum would bo a fortunate motto for the republican party, because the i grcnt number of its Presidential candidates tends to distraction, and it would be a relief if any means could be found concentrating the public sentiment of the party on some one of its numerous candidates. Unless i unity of purpose shall in some way arise out of the great diversities of preference we do not see how the party can succeed, and i the simplest method of unification is the acceptance of our suggestion that Grant i and Conkling select one candidate out of the thirteen and make over their influence to a statesman of their choice as soon as they see that neither of them can be a successful competitor for the prize. Unless this benevolent advice is adopted the party will be ruined by internal divisions. | New York cannot be wrested from the demo- i crats without the federal influence, which will not be exerted for Blaine?first, because President Grant dislikes him; and second, because Conkling controls the political machinery through which tho federal influence ] acts, and it is too late to think of recon- ' structing the republican party of New York ' for the next election. Unity, in this State at least, can come only by Grant and Conk- i lint? seleetinc? a candidate whom thev will O o - - . jointly support, if neither of them can get 1 the nomination himself. No republican ' candidate can carry this State -with- ^ out their united aid, and it depends ! on tho Tote of this State whether 1 tho next President be a republican ' or a democrat. The President and Senator ' Conkling are therefore in ft position to die- J tate the candidate if they Bhould be them- 1 selves ruled out, and in that event their die- 1 tation is the only thing that can B?ve the ' party. The Herald loathes cant, nnd takes kindly to Senator Conkling because he is freer than most politicians from that sneaking vice, which is as contemptible in politics as it is in religion. Mr. Conkling's assailants are as thorough-paced partisans fts he is, and it is too late in tho day for them to put on masks in the hope of hiding their well-known faces. The only difference is that he- is too proud to pretend to more public virtue than he possesses and scorns to act a part to which ho has no title. The Herald is far enough from thinking Mr. Conkling a faultless character, but it likes the bold, anti-humbug tendency of his mind and his superiority to cant and double dealing. He is alike to be commended for the steadiness of his principles and the sincerity of his personal intercourse. He is not base enough to simulate friendship when he feels none, and his friends and enemies, whether personal or political, know precisely where to find him. He is inflexible in views which he has once maturely formed. Ho strenuously fought the Legal Tender act when it was first introduced in Congress, and he has been among the foremost advocates of a return to specie on every occasion i when the subject has been debated. None of his rivals has so consistent a record for unflinching support of friends, bold defiance of foes, steady adlierenco to principles, manly abstinence from cant, and scorn of looking one way while rowing another. We are not considering his talents, which everybody concedes to be admirable, but his character, which we are constrained to approve as we approve things genuine in their kind. Mr. Conkling honestly represents the political system in vogue, making it appear neither better nor worse than it is; and as the people have no interest in being deceived they have some reason for preferring a politician who j disdains to he a Joseph Surface, like his canting assailants who came upon the stage in that disgusting role. The IIuuld, as is well known to its readers, has no faith in that part of the otherwise admirable federal constitution which relates to the election and the responsibility of the American Executive. We are convinced that our free institutions can be saved only by a thorough reconstruction of that part of the edifice. Until public opin- ; ion shall become ripo for so fundamental a \ change wo think it better that tho present I system of party management bo carried out j in accordance with its nature, which is only bud in consequence ot vices wnicn inuere in the system itself. So long or sixty thousand ofliers are prizes to be scrambled for every ! four years, and so long as the hopes and fears both of the sixty thousand incumbents and ten times as many aspirants can be played upon by party managers, it is in vain to expect a purification of puhlie life ; and, ; so long as this bad system exists, it is better I to let it work out its natural results. While it lasts all hopo of genuine reform is a delusion, and such delusions will be soonest cured by letting the spoils system have free course until the country perceives its real i nature. The canting dissemblers who de- j claim against its evils, but look no deeper , for remedies than threats of a bolt against regular party action, would make precisely | : HERALD, SATURDAY, M the Rame use of power as the men they i doorv Anil wo shall boo nnthintr hnt a : demoralizing struggle of the outs against j the ins between the two parties and within p the prevailing party until the bad system is f, plucked up by the roots by changing the n mode of election and making the Executive f( promptly responsible. Meanwhile, it is u wiser to leave our present party organiza- p tions in the hands of men who administer p them according to their nature and who j jpractice no deceit to make them appear : :>ther or better than they are. The downfall : n jf the spoils system will be hastened if ad- ( n ministered by men who despise the hollow n cant of pseudo-reformers, with which the e country has of late been surfeited and sick- y ened. Until we make up our minds to look q at things as they are, and pour scorn on skin- a deep remedies, we have not taken the first Btep toward real reform. | C( The Hziuld does not despair of the Re- | a public, but is not sanguine that it can be ; a! rescued without much bitter experience. If we were in despair we should not seek ref- ^ uge in the badinage with which we fre- 1 ^ quently treat the hack politicians in com- | meriting on their ways and showing up | ^ their blunders, which would be insufferable if we did not feel at liberty to amuse our- ^ selves at their expense. We have no faith in j the nostrums of political quacks, and sometimes seek relief from deeper feelings by ^ trying to be merry over their follies. The ^ remedy will come, sooner or later, from a j different quarter, and until that remedy is v accepted it is our sober conviction ^ that there can be no substantial im- . provement in our present political methods. ^ They are so dreadfully corrupting because . they are mere scrambles for the federal offices, and there is less demoralization in ? administering a bad system openly, and, so ^ far, honestly, than in attempting to do the ^ same thing under a mask of disgusting r hypocritical cant. The hands that hold the overgrown federal patronage can control the ^ republican nomination for the Presidency, ^ and if recent events have made it impossible for Grant to be the candidate we should be . glad to see it wielded in favor of the* best ^ man in his party?for a reformer if ho be so ^ minded, but surely not for a canter. We have given him thirteen prominent names for the centennial selection, and ask him to make a prudent choice. ii The Commiisloneri of Emigration, t( It does not yet fully appear what is the n precise bearing of the recent decision of the <1 Supreme Court on the law of this State ] si organizing the Commissioners of Emigration. a rho text of Justice Miller's opinion has not P yet been published, but the abstract g would seem to show that the State a law is annulled and that there is i necessity lor immediate legislation H by Congress to supply its place with a better c system. We are in doubt, because there is h i former decision of the Supreme Court of if the same general purport. We refer to the b sase of Smith vs. Turner (7 Howard, 238), ? in which it was held that "a State law which n requires the masters of vessels engaged in " Foreign commerce to pay a certain sum to a n State officer, on account of every passenger " brought from a foreign country into t^e F State or before landing any alien passenger ? in the State, conflicts with the constitution h and laws of the United States." This de- g cision, which is twenty years old, would d equally seem to annul our State law, but it t was not so construed in practice. Wo there- j I fore wait for the text of the new decision be- j F lore attempting to juugc 01 us scope ana ? precise effect. It was pronounced in a case s that came up from California, and is applied c to our State law only by inference. Whether & the inference is well founded can be deter- I mined only by the actual language of the i decision. Who la Reaponalblo f It often happens in this city that exhibitions of brutality on the part of police offl- | cers and other public servants sicken apd j 1 shock the community. We all remember n the terrible details of the Stockvis case, oAd * now another story?that of the woman Rose 1 Young, who was left to float in the water for J twenty-four hours ?proves scarcely less re- j volting. It is unnecessary again to recite the horrible details, bat it is of the greatest importance that the responsibility for tjiis 1 crime should be ttxed whore it properly belongs. So far we cannot see that any real effort is making to ascertain the facts in the case officially, notwithstanding they have already appeared in the newspapers and have shocked nnd startled the community by the negligence and indifference and brutality exhibited all through this remarkable episode. Neither the Police Commissioners nor the Commissioners of Charities and Correction have shown a proper interest in the matter, and Superintendent Walling seems mote anxious to shield his subordinates than to ascertain where the responsibility ought to rest. It is plnin that punishment can only be secured by indictment, and we trust the District Attorney will see to it that }he guilty do not escape, for it would be unpardonablo if such atrocious official negligence should go without rebuke. Victoria's New Title.?Apparently the new title that is to be eiven to the Queen of England has relation to the ad- ! vance of Russia in Asia. It is part of 1 the Premier's characteristic and economi- ' cal Rtvle of fighting the Russians. It is, like 1 a great many other wares manufactured in that island, "stamped for exportation," or 1 for "use in tho provinces only." In England it will have but little significance, but every 1 barbarous prince on the skirts of the Indian Empire is expected to find in this flourish, ( this uppronch toward him of tho sovereign dignity, an equivalent for tho physical approach of tho Czar's soldiers, and. to be ' strengthened accordingly in his allegiauco to his own Empress as against his neighbor's 1 tiuperor. Constitt tionai. Unity is not likely to prove so easy for Spain as would be tlcsimble. It is to be Assumed thnt the Basque provinces will be slow to yield their exclusive privileges, but success in the obliteration of provincial customs is the first step toward the permanency of the Alfonsist rt'jim?. Unfortunately, in Spain these local questions are considered paramount in importance to good government for the nation. ; ARCH 25, 1876.?WITH S '!? R?pabllr?a Party and th? Syracuse Convention. If the movement against Mr. Confcling nna | :s inspiration in a desire to free the country | rom the debasing effects of the present ad iinistration there would be some sympathy )r the gentlemen who went to Syracuse nder the lead of Mr. Curtis and Mr. ioberts ; but any such claim is destroyed j y the fact that the men now arrayed against Jr. Conkling have been as obedient to the J aa >?/> SUanafsvr liimaAlf. For ! early seven years, or until within three lonths, Mr. Curtis has supported the adrinistration in every pretension, excusing very mistake, smoothing over every knavery, i'hat Conkling has done in the Senate Mr. lurtis has done in the Harper newspapers nd Mr. Roberts in the Utiea Herald. Now, ' Mr. Conkling is unfit to lead the republisn party in the next canvass Mr. Curtis nd Mr. Roberts are certainly unfit to advise s to its leadership. The World, which Mr. Curtis seems to ave selected as his daily organ, informs s that it "has the best and most directly ersonal authority for saying" that Mr. Curtis rill not stay away from Cincinnati and will ot vote for Mr. Conkling when he goes here. The fact that Mr. Curtis selects the Vorld for making this important announeelent is pregnant with meaning. Does Mr. Inrtis intend to follow his enmity to Mr. !onkling into tho democratic party ? Should e fail to persuade the Cincinnati Conontion to reject Mr. Conkling will he allow the mutineers of 1872 into some new adependent Cincinnati movement ? If this ? his purpose?and we might not unreasonbly infer as much from the delicate and raceful manner in which the World accepts is inspiration?it would have been frank for Ir. Curtis to hnve avowed it when ho had lie ear of the Convention. We are far from lying that Mr. Curtis would not do well to ?ave the republican party altogether. In let, we should commend him for doing so. Ie has not been well treated by the republinns. Ho was thrown over for Governor a favor of Woodford, and he has never een offered any of the high offices of the ation. The fact that he has won a national reputaion as the author of a series of brilliant essays n fashionable manners and how to behave 1 good society may have led the President > feel that his mind was too. aesthetic, too mch engrossed in the niceties of female ress and ballroom otiquette to grapple with ->lemn questions of state. But this is only nother evidence of the President's incaacity for affairs. Addison wrote about raveyards and country dances and was made Secretary of State. Swift wrote directions > servants and was a power in the Cabinet, because Mr. Curtis has found profit in disussing bandboxes and the proper manner >r ladies to wear their back hair there i no reason why ho would not e as much of a power in politics as Addison r Swift. Mr. Curtis is really a great jouralist in the discussion of politics as well as 1 the discussion of fashions, and his war pon Grant deserves newspaper sympathy i this, that the one profession which the 'resident has always treated with contempt i journalism. If Mr. Curtis were to make lis war upon Mr. Conkling upon the same ;rounds as Swift upon the Ministry of his lay?namely, because he has not been well reated?his opposition would be intelligible, f he goes frankly over to the democratic arty, as looks possible from the sudden riendship shown for him by the World, we hall honor him. The democrats are in a onciliatory mood now. They want recruits, nd Mr. Curtis might be nominated for jieutenant Governor along with Dorsheiuer. Bnt it is not pleasant to find men like Mr. Curtis and Mr. Roberts sacrificing the harnony of the party and the honor of the State o their personal grievances. New York | vants to name the President, naturally, j is the Empire State. The republicans j resent a candidate who is the leader , f his party in the Senate, who has | in honored name, who declined the j lighest office in the judiciary that he i night stay with the party nnd fight : or its principles, let, because of an election wrangle in Oneida, and because of Mr. Curis' devotion to Mr. Blaine, the expressed wish of New York is to be defeated ; it Cincinnati. For, granted that this i >ppoeition to Mr. Conkling destroys lis nomination, no other New Yorker 1 an be named. Mr. Conkling's friends ; will have five-sixths of the delegation. They will have the support of Pennsylvania, most probably, and a strong following in the iouth. Suppose they deal with Mr. Curtis in the spirit which he shows toward them tnd their candidate. They have the votes, the power and the will. If Mr. Conkling is lot nominated the candidato will be taken rrom some other State. Mr. Curtis in deitroying Mr. Conkling exhausts his power ind his usefulness- The other States mav use him as Lincoln's friends used Greeley at Uhicago. When they were through with Greeley, when they used his arm to stnb Seward, and deprive New York of a candidate, Greeley's career was closed. Mr. Curtis in setting up his own opinions against his party invites the fate that befell Greeley ho closes his career as a republican. He should by all means follow Dorsheimer, and go over to the democrats. As wo have said, they would probably make him Lieutenant Governor. It is very well to talk of "respectability" und "reform," and so on, but when it comes from men who have been tramping after Grant through every ditch for seven years, it is the veriest cant. This mutiny will not really injure Conkling. In another year Curtis and Roberts will be in the same bed with Dorsheimer and Bigelow as full-blooded democrats. A few of the loungers of the Union League smoking room may go with them, but tho great mass of the republican party is with Grant and Conkling. unless i.iirna ium Roberts go with the democrats they have only one career that of political tramps, like John Cochrane, without standing in nru- party, begging at the door of one convention to-day and of another to-morrow Outside of Central America men never really win power by mutinies, pronunciamentoes and political assassinations. UPPLEMEOT. Tit* Solar E?llpi?> One of those extremely interesting astronomical events, an eclipse of the sun, will ] take place this afternoon about lour o'clock, ] and will be visible in a partial phase over the j United States northward of Florida. The | t eclipse will last about one hour and forty minutes, and will present over the wide area of visibility, embracing the North American continent, all the phases, from the annular to the mere external contact, between the disks of the sun and moon. Beginning at the edges of shadow, the obscurity will increase the nearer the observer is to the central line, and at points in Washington Territory in the United States fully eleventwelfths of the solar disk will be obscured. The eclipse is recognized by astronomers as the fifteenth repetition of one that was observed at Naples in 1605, and it is expected that it will present features very similar to those recorded at that time by Kepler. The causes which produce eclipses of the sun and moon can be easily comprehended when we consider that the former is the source of light | in our system and the latter a body which is ! constantly revolving around the earth and at 1 certain intervals crossing the apparent path J of the Bun, or the ecliptic. If the orbits of < the earth and moon were exactly on the same 1 plane a solar eclipse would occur at every 1 new moon, when the latter would be in con- 1 junction with the sun, and a lunar eclipse i would occur at every full moon, when our i satellite was in opposition to the sun. Owing i to the obliquity of the planes of their i orbits the periods of opposition and con- ' junction are irregular, and we therefore i have eclipses only when the moon's nodes i correspond with the phases of full and new i moon. When the eclipse is total or annular ] the observer stands in a direct line with the i centres of the s\in and moon and in the j i umbra or shadow projected by the latter i ' body. When the eclipse is partial, as < will be the case in New York to- i day, the observer stands in the penumbra or indirect shadow of the moon, produced i by the sun's converging rays being intercepted by relatively opposite limbs of the moon, and by which a portion of his light is thus cut off from the earth. This peculiar feature of eclipses leads to an explanation of the difference between the total and annular phases of a solar eclipso. In the first case the apparent diameter of the moon is greater than that of the sun, and therefore a total obscuration of solar light takes place. But in the second the apparent lunar diameter is less than the solar, and a ring or annulus of unobscured light remains visible, surrounding the dark disk of the moon. Recent researches into the character of solar combustion have been rewarded by many interesting discoveries, and advantage is taken of eclipses to make spectroscopic analysis of the photosphere. An interesting letter from Professor Parkhurst, published in to-day's Hebald, on the subject of the eclipse, makes reference to this particularly. It is to be regretted that opportunities for scientific investigation will not present themselves in satisfactory forms during to-day's eclipse, the centre line of obscuration being too far to the northward to permit astronomers to avail themselves of them. If the weather permits, a piece of smoked glass will reveal to even the least learned a beautiful phenomenon, which will illustrate the grandeur of the work of the PvAntne Vioa /I ro? n nrorvf ln'nrr nil nf """ "? * " """'J ? *"?? "? nothing. Poker in Virginia.?"By a large majority" the Virginia House of Delegates has adopted a resolution for the removal from office?by impeachment presumably?of a judge of a county court for conduct regarded as inconsistent with the judicial dignity. He played poker. If this thing had been done in Connecticut what howls would have been heard of the revival of the Blue laws ; but coming from Virginia the significance of the fact is (\ifferent. It does not mean the persecution of liberal manners in the interest of severe formality. It may mean conviction and progress. It may mean the discovery in the Old Dominion that, as poker and whiskey and cock fighting and genial pursuits of that sort go together, they should not go under the ermine. If this is the significance of the fact it is a useful and valuable discovery for Virginia to have made. But it is possible that this judge is only some obnoxious | republican who was in the way, and for 1 whoso removal by formal process only a pre- i text was wanted. In that case the virtuous J move against poker is of less importance. Jtdgk Donohve.?This Judge's action in 1 the Supreme Court yesterday was of the kind that may recall to the public mind the good old times of Ilarnard ! nnd Cardozo, the times not pleasant to ; recall, when judicial action was mainly taken to farther the games and schemes of financial sharpers of various stripes. Judge | Davis, it appears, issued an injunction yesterday morning in tho regular course of judicial proceedings, and this injunction was, : in the afternoon, brought to the attention of Judge Donohue, who dissolved it in three ' minutes, without any opportunity given to counsel to argue their case or even to state it. It would be a bad enough violation of judicial propriety?it tends sufficiently to bring the Bench into contempt?for one judge of the Supreme Court to deal with the , | acts of another judge of the same Bench in this cavalier manner, but to add to this a ! denial to hear counsel in the case presents \ justice to the public in a ruffianly and brutal , form. Doubtless the Bench in this neigh1 l L .1 1 J L- a 1 Z .1 1 I ooruoou wuuiu i?o ijnimj inijirovni uy a little impeachment ease. The Weather promises to be very onset- ! tied during the next few days, and there are strong indications of the approach of a severe storm from the westward and southward, which may reach us within a few hours. At thirteen minutes to five P. M., j Washington time, yesterday, an area of low i barometer was central over the Mississippi and Missouri valleys at St. Louis and was rapidly moving eastward. It is probable that the Ohio Valley region will suffer considerably during its passage. The chances of having a favorable condition of sky for the observation of the eclipse to-day are growing slim. We are likely to have a succession of atmospheric disturbances during tbs coming week. The Alabama Surplus. One of these days Mr. Waite, of the t British Parliament, intends to ask Mr. < Bonrk?. ?n llnHo, s?(-r?tiirv for Foreiizn tffairs, a momentous question, apparently in :he interest of some of the insurance companies on this side who want to get at the noney paid on account of Alabama claims. He intends to ask the British government whether out of the fifteen million dollars paid by England on account of Alabams daims the United States has still ten million lollars in hand for which it can find no owners. Naturally the government will tell aim it does not know, and that if we have ?uch money it is none df their business, inismuch as they have paid the judgment of a court in that respect and know no process by which to go behind that judgment. But is our government has, in the distribution if the Alabama money, assumed a stricter standard than the Court did which amde the award, it appears there is a very considerable surplus that tho government scarcely knows ' what to do with. Here is a suggestion for the disposition of tho money Divide it between a proper number of our greater colleges, with the condition attached that it be used to establish in each chairs for the more thorough study of international law and the principles of arbitration between nations. It may prove in that way a pretty nest egg for the nation, and bring us home in the future many millions in verdicts igainst others, besides saving us the millions ?ro might otherwise spend in wars. It might also prevent putting the nation again in the position in which it was placed on the indirect claims. There should be an especial course of study to urge the importance in every case of making all claims in arbitrations several millions larger than the losses were. By that means the endowment of chairs can be kept up, and our arbitration 3chools will grow and their fame will fill the world. Scholars will come to them from all countries?even from England?and thus we may yet reform John Bull out of his own pocket. The Disorders in Mexico continue, and it is not impossible that the whole country will soon be in an insurrectionary condition. Vera Cruz has been declared in a state ol siege, and General Lebarra has been raising money by a forced loan at Matamoros. These things indicate the general unhealthiness of the body politic, and it is plain that only a strong government can give peace to Mexico and afford protection to her people from rebellious chiefs on the one hand and plundering leaders on the other. The Jacmel Pronttnciamento which we print this morning hardly seems a justification of another revolution in Hayti. It would be much better if these black republicans could learn to endure the ills they have rather than fly to others that they know not of. v PERSONAL INTELLIGENCE. Shakespeare I* being translated into Polish. Englishmen are spoony over Australian soups. Those Marseilles coverlets called waffles are now la season. The third torn spectre Is not necessarily a whiskey inspector. S. B. Mills has nearly completed hta book of studies for piano virtuosi. An eminent English physician reeommenas Dieeaing for cases of pneumonia. Two thousand protesslonal clairvoyants is Parli prophecy what never happens. Dana might furnish a pun for the rural newspaper when the Senate gels through with him. What Kentucky wants Is not a shower of chicken salad but a patent flask that won't gurgle In the mlddla of the night. Miss Flora Sharon, tbo daughter oftho Nevada Sen* ator, is described as an unaffected, wee, childish flgara in deep mourning. Was it not Caleb Marsh who, quoting Poe's "Annabel Lee," said that "the winged sheriffs of beavou went coveting her and me ?" The artistic tramp gets his drinks by drawini pictures in soap on rural barroom mirrors. The mat#rial ho uses is a sarcasm on himself. It is too bad that Herbert Smith, the author-trnvellei who married the beautiful gypsy girl Esmeralda, should have bis bride run away with another Groomc. The Pittsburg Commercial asks:?"How docs lh? New Yoke Hkkalo like mule meat as a diet t" Whes we are reduced to the necessity of feeding on you w? will let you know. Sheridan drag* his loot wearily oat of bed Is the middle of the night now, and, pressing hie brow against the window pane, asks, "la this a l'hll-harmonie society ? I wish I were forty miles away." Tho Danbury JVev>? says:?"They had Just snch a shower of flosh as that recently occurring in Kentucky in Great Hritaiu two bnndrod years ago. There's no use in trying to compete with a monarchical form of government." Mr. Olrott, a Mew York journalist, Is about to taku Pr. Sladc, the spiritual materialist medium, to Russia, In order that he may manifest his powers before the philosophers. Dr. Slado can do many marvellous things, but no science has ever explained him. Among the Christian Karens of Indo-Cbina Rasa' pale alo is used for the church communion service, and as It froths greatly It Is passed around quickly in several glasses. The first communicant gets only froth and the last one gets real beer. If yon think of buying or renting a place In the country now is the time lor going out and finding fault with It. You will now see It in ail Ita muddy disadvantages. Throe months hcnco you will see the country in all lit green and pink glory and be deceived. "Ik Marvel"?thai Is, Donald O. Mitchell?who, a quarter century ago, was quite the rage aa a sentimental literary man, haa been asked to take part in politics. Thank God, he haa refused! In the spring time he will look at the sweet plum blossoms and fold his arms and dream, and be as cross a stick as anybody. Mitchell is not slwsys a pleasant man, but he Is a most splendid writer. On the summit of Tike's Peak, over 14,000 feet above the sea level, where there Is not a trace of any vegetatlon, or, Indeed, any earth upon which shrubs o? grass could grow, the mountain rat, an animal twice as large as a Norway rat, abounds in vssl numbers, overrunning the United States signal station on the apex of the mountain. Everywhere In tho South Ihc solid, conservative element seems to be willing to abnegate to personal r.n and In wish Ihst urhll? lh? v'ntih HITimi IWI1 IUI WW, - --W ..w. may furnish good government Ita own section may b? spurred to undertake new enterprises in agrleultnrs and commerce. The epiril of this wise old clement U sensible, healthy and worthy of praise. Icelanders and Mennoniles from Southern Russia an cultivating larnis in Manitoba; French Canadians, half breeds, and .Scotch servants of iho Hudson Uaj Company congregnlo round the old trading posts white at Kootenay Pass, In the Rocky Mountains, i Chinese settlement claims protection from the Cana diao authorities. While tigers are, on the whole, a persecuted and a diminishing body, there Is no fear that, for some yean to come, tncy may not bo found in sufficient numben in India to test the skill and rewird the porseveranca of men who, making light of hot winds and the titer motneler in tenia at 100 degrees, will rise at four A. M. In o month of April, and will not return to camp til' ; two P. M., whou the sky is like copper, the ground list i iron and the rays ol the sun are not felt In their Intensity only because the attconpbero Is thiek and heavy I with fine sand and dust.