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NOVEMBER 88. 1877~ Important Notice to Advertisers.?To intitrc the proper classification of advertisement* it is absolutely necessary that they be handed, in before eight o'clock ecery evening. From our reports this morning the jtrobabih- > ties are that the weather in New York and its vi cinity to-day will be cooler and cloudy, with in creasing winds. On Thursday it will probably be told and cloudy, with threatening of snow. Wall Street Yesterday.?The stock mar ket was more active but very weak, tlie shares of trunk roads falling off considerably ou ru mors of cutting of freights. Gold advanced from 1027b to 103. Government bonds were finn, States steady uiul railroads irregular. Money on call was easy at 5 a 0 per cent, sell ing as low as 4 per cent during the afternoon. The Canadian Journals are exceedingly well satisfied with the award of the Fisheries Commission. At the Scranton coal sale yesterday the prices were slightly lower thau those obtuined b month ugo. General McClellan's plurality over Mr. Newell is officially declared to be 12,743 and his majority 15,210. Samoa's First Choice is annexation; second, a protectorate. If she cannot do any better she will tuke a treaty. The Contest for Mayor in Providence, R. I., yesterday was exceedingly close and re sulted in a failure to eloct. The Prices Obtained at the largo salo of trotting stock at the Brooklyn Driving Park yes terday were exceedingly low. A Colored Illegal Voter was sent to the Penitentiary yesterday for a year. The Senate ought to investigate this Northern democratic outrage. According to One ot the consular reports Sheffield, Kngluiul, is at last convinced that it will require all her energy to keep pace with Amtrica iu the hardware line. The Hard Times are doing far inoro to shut up the liquor saloons than the Law uud Order League. Two thousand are said to huve beeu closed during the pust eighteen mouths. The Red Cross Society has Iteeu dissolved, but the rivul organization is in a tlourishiug con dition mid has sent a pretty good suui lor the ' relief of the Russian ami Turkish wounded. A Texas Congressman has hit upon the bril liant idea of reducing the expenses of defending the .Southern frontier by building a railroud at the cost of twenty thousand dollurs a mile. The Students of a North Adains (Mass.) seminary attempted to astonish their professors this week by blowing them into the air with gunpowder, and, that failing, tried to burn the building. It Appears from the Report of the treasurer of the Association for the Improvement of the Poor that tllty-eight and one-half cents of every dollar collected go to the ]H>or, the balance being cx]iciidcd iu paying the salaries of officials. All the Stories ubout a bitter tight between the rapid transit coin panics in regard to the Chatham square Junction uru pure uousense. At that point the road must lie operated by the two lines iu common, ami the terms upon which it shall be done are now being arranged. Work will 1 le speedily resumed. A Case ok Mou Law in Tennessee, elsewhere reported, was attended by very dramatic sur roundings. The young lady who had been as saulted Hculciiced her black assailant to death, which was speedily carried out on the steps of the Court House, the officers of the law assist ing at the illegal execution. The WlilVBR.?The progress of the contrac tion of the low area now central iu the upper lake region still continues, and the pressure is rising rapidly in the Northwest and more gradu ally iu the Southwest and South. The steep barometric gradient created in the Northwest ern and Upper Mississippi districts lias caused the winds to Increase in force toward the depression. The rains have beeu changed to mow by the rapidly falling temperature west ward of Lake Michigan. The movement of the storm centre through the regions northward and purullul to the St. Lawrence Volley will be at tended in the Middle and Eastern States with variations of wind direction toward the west and a rapidly tailing temperature. It is proba ble that heavy snows will (all over all the region southward of the lakes to Tennessee, and thut the vicinity of New York will, in its turn, re ceive its shore. The weather to-day will be cooler and cloudy, with increasing winds. On Thursduy it will probably be cold and cloudy, with threatening of snow. Progress of Meteorological TIik lifmld Storm Warulngt an?l Their Importance to Commerce ancl Navigation. The lato storm, which has been attended by a series of great disasters on sea and land, must naturally direct attention to a 1) ran oh of physical science which embraces the observation of all atmospheric disturb unces and an investigation of their charac ter and causes. The interests of commerce and navigation have been from the beginning directly affected by weather chunges, but it is only within the past century that any research has been made into the origin of the lat ter, und only within the past twenty-five years that any satisfactory results have been obtained from scientific investigation. Of these the greatest are the reliable data on which are based the weather predictions that serve to guard against approaching dangers by affording a very accurate lore knowledge of their nature and the time of their urrival. The happiest results have fol lowed a recognition of the true value of these predictions, and the most melancholy when they have been unheeded by navi gators. Perhaps the latest and most dread ful, though indirect, consequence of a storm on our coast, und which has cost the nation a fine ship and one hundred valuable lives, would not have been recorded had those responsible for the disaster only ob served the timely signals of danger that were displayed at the very time, though too distunt from the point of departure. It is difficult to account for the scepticism of intelligent men on some subjects directly affecting their most vital interests. The Bciencu of meteorology has been passing through the higher stages of investigation during the present generation with results which promise a speedy and successful application of the knowledge it affords to the practical purposes of life. But the history of its advanco in the public estimation is marked by the same order of doubt and obstructive scepticism that has delayed the general acceptance of other branches of knowledge. Yet we can trace through history the thread of investigation which unites the mystic symbolisms of the ancient Greeks with the scientific faots of the modern meteorolo gists ; the gradual accumulation of data with which the weather service of to-day is organized on a broader and more solid foundation than the Athenians even dreamed of when th?y built their tower of the winds. In the modern study of meteor ology speculation is gradually giving place to ascertained fact, and there is in progress a steady and happy elimi nation of theories based upon an imperfect knowledge of its primary laws. But it must be recognized that the most conscientious student made but little progress until within the past twenty-five years, and that the practical study of meteorology as applied to useful purposes only commenced with the development of the telegraph system from a mere local to a general use. Before tho days of ocean cables und the wonderful network of land lines that now connect and overspread continents it was next to impossible to determine tho true meteorological relations existing be tween any two or more areas of the earth's surface. But now that the necessary facili ties for immediate intercommunication are provided the knowledge and appreciation of the importance of meteorology must extend among all civilized peoples. The great necessity of establishing be yond any question the connection between the meteorological changes thatoocuron the American continent and those observable in Europe has for some time been very appar ent. Besides the abstract scientific value of such a result the practical use to which it can be put for tho protection of commerce and the general sufety of naviga tion is of tho highest importance. This the Herald has been instrumental in apply- j ing with complete success after a scries of failures on tho part of various gov ernment organizations, though sustained by large expenditures and ulmost unlimited facilities. But the Herald system of storm wurnings is based on a foundation that had been rigidly tested in all its details before any attempt was made to introduce it to tho public. We made no announcement of our ability to warn the European coasts of the approach of storms until every probability of error had been removed by a careful study ! of the conditions that attend their transatlan tic movements. Our first prediction by cable forwarded to London on the 14th ol February announcing the arrival of a dangerous storm on the British coasts on the l'Jth was fulfilled to the letter, and our latest warning for tho 25th of November has been as completely verified. Tin warning of February was received with incredulity by the people of Europe, but that of November is accepted with u confidence in its ac curacy that is the legitimate result of our uninterrupted success. The people of the British Isles and Frunce are to-day indebted j to the Hkrald for a service tho importance of which cannot bo overestimated. JSot only are they forewarned of dangers that threaten their agricultural and manufacturing indus tries, but the navigation of their seus, chan nels and rivers cun bo rendered as safe as human precaution can make it. In availing itself of the means to utilize the knowledge it possesses of the move > ment and character of these dangerous storms for the benefit of international cum | merce and navigation the Herald has not ! waited for the advice, assistance, indorse ment or sanction of learned societies and j still more learned professors for its views, i but has at onco commenced the good i work of warning Europe of tho up i proach of danger. Following out the ; Crockett philosophy, we first made sure that we wore right and then went ahead. I This is in strict accordance with tho ' Herald's policy in all things. As it is ! manifestly impossible for the British aud French observers to know of the approach of dangerous storms to their coasts in time to exhibit warning signals tho Heuald predictions cannot fail to be of the utmost importance to their respective weather services. They ^re alsj of great vuluo to countries in Central Europe which usuully suffer from these Atlantic storms i uud arc sweupt by inundutions caused bv tho extraordinary ruing that attend them. The sphere of usefulness of the Hbbald's Weather Bureau therefore extends over the entire European Continent, and the prob lem of Atlantio weather is practically solved. Tho latest success of our predic tions has attracted the widest attention in England, especially where the ravages of last Saturday's great storm havo been unu sually severe. What the Huulj> aims at accomplishing in this enterprise is as follows:?The accurate tracking of all classes of storms across the Atlantic Ocean. The determination of the variations of direction of these storm tracks due to changes of the season and other causes. The accuratc prediction of the days of storm arrivals on the European coasts and the consequent protection of international commerce and navigation by means of such predictions. With a prospective large increase in American shipping our interests in tho safe navigation of the Irish Sea, English Channel, tho German Occan, the Baltic and Bay of Biscay will become more and more important. The danger does not lio so much for vessels in the open ocean, but for thoso navigating tho narrow seas and channels that surround tho British Isles and uru adjacent to tho coasts of France, Holland, Belgium, Denmark, Sweden and Norway. If a storm is signalled by the Hxuald four or live days in advance of its arrival in Europe ample time is afforded for all necessary preparations to meet or avoid its violence. Not only does commerce benelit by our system of storm warnings, but agricultural and other busi ness interests also; lor the farmer is notified to guard his hay, cut grain and other prop erty, the builder to protect his half finished house, tho merchant his goods liable to damage. It is for this object that tho Hebalu has organized its weather service and has undertaken tho labor and expense involved in the timely warning of the Euro pean coasts of the approach of dangerous storms. A Just Sentence. Judge Davis performed what mast have been a very painful duty yesterday in sen tencing Kobert L. Case, tlie ex-President of the Security Life Insurance Company, to five years' imprisonment at hard labor in State Prison. The feeling manner in which the Judge alluded to the prisoner's former honorable career and to the terrible blow that has fallen on his innocent and es timable family only reflected the general sentiment of the community among whom the unfortunate man has passed a long and heretofore a reputablo life. But it is the part of justice to lay aside these sympathies when a crime has been committed which de mands severe punishment, not only as the penalty of the offence, but as a warning against its commission by others. Judge Davis, in a fow clear words, swept away the pretenoe that the President of the fraudu lent company could have supposed it to be in possession ol? $215,000 cash, when all the money it hud was $900, or to have been the owner of $350,000 worth of real estate, above mortgages, when it held in fact only $80,000 worth. He also disposed effectually of the plea that the prisoner had not actually sworn to the false statement of the com pany's affairs, by reminding him that the establishment of that defence would have shown the oath to have been a simulated one and substantially a forgery. The sentence is unquestionably a just one. It would have been extended to the longest term?ten yeare?but for the ad vanced age of the prisoner. It will beyond doubt be followed by the conviction and sontence of other indicted insurance officials whoso crimes have been even worse than those brought home to Robert L. Case. The trial of the ex-President of the Popular Life Insurance Company should be pressed at once, for the rascalities of that institution, by the receiver's showing, were of the bold est character. It is to bo hoped that, while Justice is thus asserting herself, some of the cruel frauds, perjuries and robbories com mitted by the officers and trustees of sav ings banks may also bo severely punished. Then, with the example of half a dozen such offenders in the State Prison, we may hope that all persons holding positions of trust may become sensible that they are amenable to the laws and impressed with a more lively appreciation of their responsi bilities. Danger nt the Dock. The perils incidental to steamboat navi gation do not cease to threaten when the vessel is apparently safely moored to her dock, -but seem to bo overshadowing her wherever she is placed. We do not suppose that any satisfactory ex planation will ever be given as to the cause of the lire that destroyed the C. H. Northam yesterday morning, and can only point to the occurrence as one that may prove by no moans uncommon unless steam ship owners and their employes profit by this costly lesson. There is no structure which comcs from the artificers' hands that furnishes readier and better prepared food for tlio flames than one of our so-called " palaco steamers." The parts of the vessel are mout artistically arranged for burning rapidly, und consequently for reduc ing the chances of escape for those who may be on board. 'I he loss of life attending the burning of the Northam is deplorable, but the unfortunate men who were smothered by the thick smoke that issued from the "glory hole" were probably in some wuy responsible for the origin of the fire. Smoking be tween decks is always dangerous, but on board a "palace steamer" it is simply a suicidal act. Wo do not say that these men were smoking und so set their sleeping quarters on fire, but it is not improbable that they wore, and have paid the drcadtul penalty of their carelessness. The efforts of tho fire men were not effectual in shopping the progress of the flames, because no ono seems to havo thought of scuttling tho steamer before the fire injurod her hull. If this had been done much of her might have been saved. A low well directed blows of an axe would have admitted more water to the vessel's hold than fifty tire engines could throw into her. Thf Row Im the #???te?Tho Re publican Party Oolag to Wreck. The republican party bears a close resem blance to the ill-fated war steamer Huron. Nothing was further from the thoughts of her officers than that they wore sailing to meet their doom. Just as little did the republican majority of the Senate suspoct that they were moving toward u terrible and fatal wreck when they ventured to put themselves in opposition to President Hayes at an early stage of this extra session. The republican party, liko the Huron, foundered in the night. The all night session of Mon day-Tuesday was such a lifting and dash ing of the republican ship in a violent po litical surf as puts both vessel and crew in the same hopeless condition which overtook the (loomed Huron on Friday night. If it were a mere parliamentary struggle with the democrats the republican party might sur vive, oven if it Hhould be brought into a minority in the Senate. But it is, in truth, as much a war upon President Hayes as a contest with the democratio party. According to an inspired authority, "a house divided against itself cannot stand," and when the republican party, having lost control of the House and being reduced to a slight majority in the Senate, is insane enough to waste the feeble remnant of its strength in a quarrel with the republican President, it is in a bad way. The dashing of the Senate against the Executive is like the pounding of the Hxiron upon a lee shore, which quickly beat her to pieces and made her nn utter wreck. It will not do to overlook the fact that this is really an assault upon President Hayes. The democratio Senators and their allies are lighting his battle. His with drawal of the federal troops from South Carolina and Louisiana was an indorsement by him of the legal validity of the Hampton government in the one and of the Nicholls government in the other?an indorsement not only of the Governors but of the sup porting Legislatures. Mr. Hayes' recogni tion of the democratic Legislatures of South Carolina and Lonisiana was a concession of their legal right to elect federal Senators. It is too clear for argument that if Mr. Hayes was right in accepting those Legislatures as legul the Senators chosen by them have an incontestable title to their seats.. Opposi tion to their admission is an emphatic con demnation of the action of the President last spring. The republican Senators have thrown off all disguises on this subject. The report on Kellogg's case, submitted yesterday after noon, puts his title on a ground which im plies a strong rebuke to President Hayes. Tho language of the committee is so unre served as to fall little short of an insult to the President. The committeo charges that after the Kellogg Legislature had been lawfully elected "an overwhelming array of armed force was used to crush out tho lawful State government of Louisiana." The implication from this language is clear that President Hayes was an accomplice in crushing out tho lawful State government. If Mr. Ilixyes was right in recognizing the democratic Legislatures nothing could bo more unassailable than the title of the Sen ators choscn by thosn Legislatures. The republican Senators, by denying their title and attempting to shut them out, are waging a more determined war on the Pres ident than th6y are against tho democratic party. Tho republican party is too fur gone to survive such an intestine quurrel within its own ranks. The appearance of republican unity against the President which is maintained in the Senate is factitious and ialse. It does not represent the sentiinent of the republi can party in the country. Had the rank and tile of the party been left to their own free impulses they would have supported the Southern policy of the President The opposition is the work of false leaders, not of tho republican masses. This quarrel at Washington is, therefore, certain to divide and disintegrate tho party. Some republic cans will support the Senate, others will stand by the President, and a party which is in a minority of several hundred thou sand in the country at large must be ruined by such a schism. If this were u mero quarrel with tho democrats the conse quences would not be so serious. But the democratic Senators are only insisting on an acceptance of the plain, logical conse quence of President Ilayes' recognition of the democratic Legislatures in South Caro lina and Louisiana. Tho rejection of But ler and tho admission of Kellogg would be a rebuke to President Hayes administered by the Senators of his own party. Tho trial of strength will be renewed in tho Senate to-day, and whatever may be the im mediate result of the battle the republican party will be left in tho condition of a ship which has beon dashed against the shore and broken to pieces. Stanley on Pocock'a Dentil?Stanley In C'ongroaa. Stanley's letter to the father of young Pocock, which wo print to-day, tolls again the touching and tragical story of the death oi the gallant fellow, who perished on the Congo just at the moment when all the greater difficulties of that wonderful jour noy seemed overcome. For a father who mourns the loss of his son all that could bo said to soothe his grief in any letter what ever must bo altogether vain. An old Roman was told that liin tears would not restore a lost one to life, and he said, "Tlieroforo it is tlmt I weep." There are losses that so utterly crush the heart that proffered consolation is itself a mock ery?and one of these certainly is the loss of u boy who has proved that there is heroic stuff in him. Yet though the affliction of such a loss is not to be lessened save only by time, the day will come when tho father will toko a pride in remembering what tho boy was; and Stanley's tributo to the quali ties of his gallant and amiable comrade will supply abundant lood lor that natural sentiment. By our Washington despatches it will bo seon that a step has been taken in the House of Representatives toward giving a formal expression by Congress of an opin ion with regard to Stanley that is certainly natural. If Congress should pas$ a voto of thunks to Stonloy, as is proposed by the I'Aanl utinn of Mr. JiLuue. of Mow ILunnnhirA. it would act only in sympathy with the common thought of the American people in so handsome a recognition of a great triumph of courage, endurance and uncon querable resolution. Mr. Blair's other resolution, for inquiry in regard to the likelihood of establishing trade with the newly discovered countries, is praotical in its nature and shows that New England has not lost the energetic spirit that is the basiB of all great enterprises. Xh? Dniuner Controversy. Mr. Pieroe, the literary executor and biog rapher of the late Senator Sumner, pub lishes a long letter in vindication of Mr. Sumner's industry and veraoity. We print as much of this letter as we can find space for, although wo are unable to see that either the veracity or the industry of Mr. Sumner were likely to be doubled by the American p&blio. Although General Orant and Mr. Fish have impugned his truthful ness on one or, at most, two occasions, the Republic remembers that those were occa sions of difference resulting in a bitter personal quarrel, and everybody makes allowance for the hasty things men may say of each other in the heat of passion. It is the rarest thing in the world for people to be candid toward an ad versary in the excitement of a bitter contro versy. It would have been quite as well for Mr. Sumner's reputation if less notice had boen taken of General Grant's plain speaking in the Edinburgh interview. It seems clear enough that General Grant's accusation of falsehood was not a wanton invention, and equally clear that he put a strained interpretation on the facts which he recited. It seems to us that the simple, manly statement of Mr. George William Curtis in his note to the Heualu dated November 12 is of more value than all this wordy controversy. Senator Sumner's state ment to him, as ho understood it at the time, was certainly inconsistent with the facts; but with characteristic, high toned candor Mr. Ourtis thinks that he must have misunderstood Mr. Sumner and have re ceived a false impression from his remarks. It is plain that Mr. Curtis communicated to General Grant his own erroneous impres sion of what Mr. Sumner had said. Gen eral Grant, accepting Mr. CurtiB* version of what Mr. Sumner had said as accurate, par donably drew his own inference from the inconsistency between the reported state ment and the facts. In his note to the Hkbald Mr. Curtis said:? I mentioned as evirtenco of Mr. Sutnaer'? peculiar fltncai tor the ohulrmunsblp of tbe Committee ol For eign A flairs that he bad said to me ibat upon leaving ihe committee be bad lelt a clean docket. Generul Grant replied tbat this was untrue, for tbere were sev eral treuiles upon wbicb Mr. Sumner had not reported, and he added that be woald sena me ? list ol them. Subsequently I received Irom him the lilt which Mr. Fish hu-j rocently published. 1 was naturally sur prised, bat never for u moment did I suppose tbat Mr. Sumner meant to deceive me. My couQdonce In hia trutbiulness was not Id tbe least disturbed. My con viction was then and Is uow that 1 bad misunderstood what he mtonded to expross by the pbrase bo used. This is a sufficient vindication of General Grant from an intention to defame the de ceased Senator. He had no reason to doubt that Mr. Curtis correctly reported what Mr. Sumner had said, and Mr. Curtis himself admits that the impression he received from Senator Sumner was inconsistent with the facts. "My impression was then, and is now, that I had misunderstood what he in tended to say." That misconception having been communicated to General Grant as a fact, and never afterward explained, we do not see how he can be justly blamed for drawing his own inference. PERSONAL INTELLIGENCE. Dory li drawing toward Mrs. Til ton. Milkmen say that pomp bandies are wilting. This is to bo a kind of de facto Tbanksgirmc. Hard money poets no longer alngot the silver moon. Tweed sings:?-"That little brown Jog, bow 1 love tbee." Dob Ingcraoll believes In the natural aeloetion oi hia speeches. Buckwheat cakes have met tbelr Timor# and they are oars. The Bottop Globe call! Marshal MacMahon the French "Tito Melema." Wo bog to laiorra Mr. Swing th&t spceeh la allrern, but that silence Is golden. Sir Hugh Allan arrived yesterday at Halifax from St. Johns, Newfoundland. Talking prohibition to Wendell Phillips la Ilka chucking rusk to Kustcbuk. Suleiman Pacha's tent la green. That abowa tbat hia name Is Mlchaol O'Hara. ad Ohio man recoutly committed tuiclda so as to avoid a nomination lor ofllco. The viotlulst who played tbe "Beautiful, Blue Danube" played it near the bridge. Senator Dlaino la rapidly gaining atrengtb, and ex perts to reach Washington by tho first of next week. It was remarked at tho Academy of Music on Satur day evening that thosoloiat played with a greit deal of planofortltudc. Moody and Sankoy never go to Africa or to otbet uncomfortablo countries. They work la neighbor hoods where the pooplo put plenty of meat Into their mince plea Londou J'uvch :?" 'UI loa! Qarfong, bore you are I Davjornty, so voo play?* 'Yes, sarel Vat vil you 'av, asrel' 'Oh! Oolal' 'Yea, aarel OCufs a la coque, sarol' 'Ob, nongl Huugitl Hen's egga lor me, please I'" Kochciter D ocvat:?" 'Bloat bo be who first In vontodsoup,' says tho Herald P. 1., evidently refer ring to Representative Covert, of the Ohio Legislature. We remarked to Mr. Covert, some time since, that truth crushed to earth would rise again." The Louisville Courier-Journal, In trying to "coo dilate" the two sections, makes lun ol tbe Union sol dier In ordor to pacify tbe Coulodorato soldier. Sup pose you und Mr. Kvarts and tbe rest of you try to conclilato the Northern orphan lor a weolc or two, Juat for variety. At a meeting of the directors of a street railway yes terday one of tho gentlemen said he sopponod that objection would again be made tbls wlntor to putting salt on tho tracks. Suld a uew anl green member, "They wouldn't have us put mushroom sauce on the tracks, would they 1" Tbe reward lor distinguished aud meritorious serv ices It the Brltlnh army, vacated by the promotion of General Lord Mark Korr, haa boon couferrod upon Lieutenant Ueneral Sir Kdward Selby Smith, K. C. M. O., after a service ol nearly tbirty-sevon rears all around the world, including two ontire campaigns in tho field. A horse expresses Ins oharaeterlstioa through bla feet aud his neck, ll he feeia his oats bo dancea gin gerly and curres his nock. If bo feels proud be makoa a circle with all tho preclaion of an engineer. If be la impatient or pluylul he makea spocide and probably reitduble stumping* with his loro feot. If you teaaa him ho tikoa your photograph with his bind legs. The negru who, lor a crime which blights tbe Ufa ot a gill ol fourteen, wus bunged at Baltimore the other day, said Juat belora death, "1 am going to my Lord In the hope ol eternal glory, to walk in the glided paths of Jeruaalem to boaven. 1 aball soon go home to God. For myoelf I feel prood.lbla eroning, for 1 go to meet uiy Lord. 1 fully lorgive all mankind for whatever wrongs they bare douo me. I will meet yon all In glory. 1 did what they say 1 did. My colore are nailed to the maathead ol Jesus." Then thojr strung him up, and tho poor girl ot rourtean doesn't know whether or not aba will ba so happy M to meat th? darkv la ba*v?JS TELEGRAPHIC NEWS From ? All Parts of the World. MACHAHON AND THE REPUBLIC. Gambetta Makes a Speech at a Banquet to Grant. THE CRISIS STILL THREATENING. New Naturalization Treaty Between the United States and Germany. SPANISH POLITICAL PARTIES. [BY C1BU TO tax HERALD. ] London, Nov. 28, 1877. The Herald correspondent la Paris telegraphl that President MacMahon yesterday received a delegation irom the party or the Right In the Sen ate. They assured the Marshal of the unwavering support or their party In the present crisis, and en* couraged htm to persevere in his present policy of resistance to the Chamber. AN OMINOUS THREAT. The Marshal replied as rollows:?"Gentlemen, 1 thank you for your co-operation and believe I have the right to count upon It. If the Senate Is faith ful to Its duty1 as the guarulan, with me, of tha constitution and ot legality, it will sustain me. I leel sure It will. If, unfortunately lor the country, It should prove otherwise, our lot will still be the same and 1 shall know how to snow you the way." GRANT AT tilKARDIN'S TABLE. M. Emile da Ufrardin gavo a grand dinner to General Grant yesterday evening. Among the guoats were Miniater Moyes, Mr. Hltt, MM. Gambotta, Grdvy, Re nault, De Letups. Waddtngton and Vignaud. M. de Glrardln proposed General Grant's health. CBAKT DRINKS TO Till FRENCH REPUBLIC. The General resppndsd, and drank to the prosperity ol the French Republic, saying bo hoped it would at tain the rosnlt which Amorlcans had endeavored to attain, namely, a riginte ol liberty aocosalble to every body. M Waddlngton translated General Grant'a speech to the company. GAMBBTTA MAKES A POINTED SPEECH. M. Gambetta, proposing the health of M. de Glrar dln, tbaukod him lor affording him an opportunity to alt at the same table with the ex-Preaident of tha United States. Ho spoke with praise of General Grant's political career, and showed how the Heneral obedient to the laws of his country, while he under stood the Importanoe and dignity of the army, never permitted It to assume supremacy over the civil power. M. Gambotta concluded aa follows"France, notwithstanding bor unmerited misfortunes, remain* great and genorous, and attaebea aoove all to liberty." DISSOLUTION OR RESIGNATION. The MuniUur says:?"The Right has resolved 14 take the initiative oi bringing a bom the discussion ol the Budget in the Chamber. The Minister of Finance will take this eppormnity to Nafflnft the ideas of con ciliation and appeasement whleh predominated at th? formation ol the Cabinol Should the Chamber of Deputies, nevertheless, rofuse to vote the Bu.lget, President MacMahon will draw np a message render ing the Senate Jodge ot the situation and snmmonlng it to choose between another dissolution ol the Depu ties and his resignation." MACMAHON MAT RELENT. The Paris correspondent of tbe Time*, discuss ing ibe assertion ot the Moniteur that Presi dent MacMahon may submit to tho Senate tbe alternative ot dissolution or his resignation, if the Chamber relusos to vote tho Budget, says others belioye, and they aro probably rlgbt, that II the Senate refuses a second disso lution President MacMahon will bold him soir absolved from his rssh promises and take a Cabinet acceptable 10 the Chamber. Reports are alao correct that tbe Loft Intend to aend a con ciliatory deputation to urge the Marshal to return to the normal system of government by the majority. TBB LEFT MAKING TBE WAT BAST. The same correspondent says it is understood that the Budget Committee, Ignoring Minister de Welcbe'a motion for tlio ssparate consideration of the four categories of diract taxes, will the&solvos submit a recommends Hon to the tamo oflect. A STATE OP SltOE THREATENED. Yesterday's Figaro said:?"Should the govern men! dtuolTO the Chamber of Doputles tbo Stat* ol alego will only be proclaimed la tbe frontier provinces and a few department*, particular! ytbose where the news papers are discussing tbo dlepoeitlon of tbo army." Ae to tbo latter lb* Figaro declares It oven poisibls that a state or siege may be proclaimed trrespoctlvo of the quostion ot dissolution. This rofsrs to the fact that many republican newspapers are dlsenssing tbs question whether, In tbe event ol a conflict, the army will stand by M aoMahon or tbe Republic. DELIBERATIONS OP TUB BUOOET OOJfMITTKB. Tbs Budget Commlttoe of tbe Chamber of De|rfittoa will alt to-day to deliberate upon tho question of re* fusing to vote tho bodgot unless President MacMaboa lakes n ropubllcan Cabinet. Tbe Cbambor Is ez pocted to decide this matter on Tbnrsday. Ths pre ceedings ot tbe Budget Committee are secret. the pikst au4r. Id the Cbambor of Deputies stsrday a partial re port of tho Budget Committee was read acclarlnf that the supplementary crodlts decreed after the last dlisolutloa wore Illegal. Tbe report was not dl? ousscil because tbo Ministers wore absent from tbe Sitting. SIOSS OP POPCLAR BXCITBXEXT. During tbe two nlgbu past small manoaerlpf placards, Insulting or threatening President Mso> Mabon, havo besn posted in various quarters of Part* Tbe (iattttt ties Trtbunaux states that a hunured por sons were urrostod yesterday for drunkenness^ raising seditious cries and Insulting or reflating th? police. lUXISTERIAL OPPICIAU RETAINED Minister Welcbe yesterday bold a reception of th? cblela of tbe Ministry of tns Interior and informed them that he Intended to retain the staff smployed uy M. Fourtoo. GERMANY AND TBI CXITBD STATKS. The Fo$t'i Berlin correspondent says tho negotia tions between Germany and tbo Unlion States for a mutual naturalisation treaty to super sede tbo treaties now in force with tbs Mtiania German Stales axe lor ?