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VOI.UMK mi.~ .No. 313 AMUSEMENTS TO-NIGHT. ? f fJNION SQl ARE TliEAfUE?Tim Mothkb's Sxctux. EAGLE THEATRE?Bosissoii Cnusox. WALLACE'S THEATRE~\Vun at Last. BROADWAY THEATRE?Axrosr and Clkopttea. GRAND OPERA HuUSB-Tus Octoroon. FIFTH AVENUE THEATRE?Ixcomae. PARK THEATRE?Our amkiucax Cousin. MHLO'.S GARDEN?Tussle Gl'aiidsuk.v. BOWERY THEATRE?NoutiI and South. NEW PARK TfIEATRli~Hrooitlyn?Nnjsksh. 1 UF.ATRK FRaNOAIS-Cavanknchi. URRMAN'IA THEATRE?1Tiik II vi-ouhonusr. BROOKLNY ACADKM V?yixx!~A?aoT. OLY.MPIC TilKATRE-VAiuTir" PONY PASTOR'S?Vakotc. MEADE'S MIDGETS llALL-Tux Midcsts. THE NEW AMERICAN MU3EUM?CCiUosiTlta. Pi VOL.1 THEATRE?VAKOTY. EGYPTIAN HALL?Variktt. ACADEMY OK DESIGN?Loan Exhibition. SAN FRANCISCO MINSTRELS. FIFTH AVENUE IIALL?PuasTtntaiTATlON. NEW YORK AQUARIUM?Rakk Fishks and Sxakxs. THEATRE COMIQUK-Vabutt." GIL.MOKE'S GARDEN ?London Circus and Mkxagkiiik. COLUMBIA OPERA HUUSE-Vakiktv. WITH" SUPPLEMENT. SUV VOKK, MPS DAY. MB 10. Important Notice to Advertisers.? To hi sure the proper classification of advertisement* it is absolutely necessary that they be handed in Wfore eight o'clock every evening. brum our reportf. this morning the probabilities ire. that the weather in New York and its vicinity Ionlay will be eohl and clear or partly cloudy, followed by rising temperature aiul increasing lloudiness. On to-morrow it will probably be farmer and partly cloudy or cloudy, with threat tiling of rain. Baltimore Is Making Strides toward tem perance reform. Fourteen thousand persons are said to lutve signed the pledge there during the last couple of wcekK. The Interesting oiiiciul cereinouy at Wash ington to-day will bo the installation of Geueral llarlan as Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United Stutes. PiNciiRACK, in his letter of resignation, ia rather sarcastic 011 those republican Senators who rejected.him and voted to seat Mr. Kellogg. He does not thiuk their action either consistent or honest. Home Very Excellent Advice was given to young men hy the llev. Mr. Tyug, Jr., luBt evening, in a lecture at the Church of the Holy Trinity. It ought to be carefully reud uud fol lowed by those to whom it is addressed. The Street Railroads, in their reports to the authorities at Albany, cull attention to tho fact, when they cuu do so, that they killed no one during the year, but tbey fail to give any sta tistics of the number of unfortunate employes they have sent to their graves by hard work aud poor pay. Great Britain, according to the Samoan rep resentative at Washington, is anxious to uuuex that island in the same way as she acquired the Fiji Islands; but in view of the fact that annexa tion has destroyed those gentle savages the Samoans do not care to share their fate, pre ferring to trust themselves to our government. Hie conferences on the subject with the Secre tary of State have not yet resulted in anything decisive. If Mr. Thurman lias not changed his mind be will call up the case of Mr. Eustis in the Senate to-day. Being a question of privilege it takes precedence of everything else. It is hardly probable that Mr. Eustis will be ad mitted without debate, although it is ditticult to ?ee why time should be wasted in discussing a question upon which nothing new can be said. With the admission of Mr. Eustis all the States will be represented, tlic total number of Sena* tors being scventj'-six. Another Great Strike has been fortunately averted in the coal regions. Ten days ago ouo of the lurge companies ut Wilkesbarre notified iU workingmcii that the juice of coul ut tide water wits so low that it could not ojieruto the mines at the present rates of wuges and asking a reduction of ten per cent until next Match. The seven thousand men in the employment of the company have wisely accepted the situation uud will work ut the reduced rates. This is far better than striking. Tiik Weather.?During yesterday the weather conditions underwent decided changes in the Northwest and Southwest. In the morn ing hours tlio area ol highest jiressure was central in Tennessee ami the lowest barometer east of the Rocky Mountains was in Montana aud Western Dakota. The depression which had jiosscd over tho lukc region and Canada had arrived ut Newfoundland, and the indica tions of the advance of a low area from West ern Texas became more murked. 'On the southern extremity of Florida the weather w as threatening, with brisk northerly winds attending tho very slow move- j uient of a depression that lay oil' to the eastward in the Atlantic Ocean. Cloudiness prevailed in the region of Manitoba, over the lower lukos, in Nova Scotia, Florida aud the Western Gulf. In all other districts tlie weather Bus clear or lair. Toward night the Northwest ini depression hud advanced into the Missouri ] Hid Upper Mississippi valleys, and tho area of lloudiness considerably increased in that dim- | ?ion as well as over tin lakes. Tho pressure fell iu tho Southwest, but lose in Nova Seotiu ami the Other British Atlantic provinces. The arcaof high est pressure advanced to the Middle and South Atlantic coasts, with a slight riscof temperature. In the Northwest, however, the temjterature rose very rapidly. Northerly to northeasterly winds now prevail on the coast south of G'ape llnttcras, southerly in the Mississippi ami Ohio valleys, northwesterly over New England and the Middle Stutes ami easterly in the Western Gulf, l'hc temperature in Texas has been very low. In New York ami its vicinity to-day the weather will he cold uud clear or jiartly cloudy, followed by rising temperature aud increasing cloudiness. On to-morrow it will jirobably be warmer uud partly cloudy or cloudy, with threatening of rum. Why Wot Dlna! We venture with proper diffidence to sug gest u solution lor the troublesome und ap parently endless Mexican question. It is that our government shall at once recogni/.e President Diaz. "Why not ? In the first place, the Mexican people have undoubtedly a right to choose their ruler. They apparently prefer Diaz to Lerdo. The latter abandoned the capital, and not only that, ho fled out of the country without striking a blow. General Diaz en tered the capital and assumed the govern ment without opposition ; and his assump tion of power has since then been justified, not only by the Congress which lie very soon called together, but by the general con sent of the Mexican people. Our own a vices from Mexico show that tlio country has been more quiet under the rule ot President Diaz than under that of his predecessor ; there is nowhere any organized opposition to his administration ; there are, of course, in trigues against liim by unscrupulous op ponents, but even these seem to be weak and of no consequence. So far as to the actual establishment of his rule. But we have also, as neighbors, a right, before recognizing him, to scrutinize the character of his policy. What, then, has Mr. Diaz done, or attempted to do, since his accession to power ? His earliest mes sage to the Mexican Congress contained several recommendations which showed him to bo animated by liberal ideas. He sug gested, for instance, the repeal of the ex port duty on silver as an interference with the industry of the country. Other sug gestions looked toward u more liboral com mercial system, and we believe we are not in error in saying that he showed himself friendly to the spread of schools. He sent on to Washington promptly the instalment due on the claims of Americans against Mexico, and he gave immediate evidence of a desire to meet in the best spirit our de mands for an effective protection of the border. He has held in imprisonment in Mexico the robber Cortina, who was lor many years the chief organizer of cattle raids into Texas. He sent Generals Ben avides and Trevifio, both capable men, to the border, to confer with General Ord, and later despatched regular troops to the Rio Grande to aid in repressing disorders and outrages affecting our citizens. He ac ceded to the reasonable demand of Secre tary Evarts, that our own troops should, under certain circumstances, pursue ma rauders across the border; and, finally, we understand that ho has impressed Ameri cans in the Mexican capital with the belief that ho wishes for and means, so far us he can, to establish peace and order in all the Mexican States and that ho is friendly to such a liberal policy toward Americans as would draw capital and labor from this country to undertake legitimate enterprises in those States. It may be said that all this only shows abundance of those good intentions which Mexican politicians have so liberally con tributed to the paving of the lower regions. But we roply that President Lerdo, the predecessor of President Diaz, showed very little of this liberal and intelligent spirit. Though during several years he was the undisputed ruler of Mexico he did not show himself friendly to liberal commercial ihcasnrcB. During his term of office the border robberies were far more Irequent than since the accession of Mr. Diaz ; but all remonstrances from Secretary Fish pro duced from Mr. Lerdo only a surly denial of the existence of these robberies or an assertion that our people also robbed the Mexicans. Minister Foster tried in vain during several years to persuade Lerdo to negotiate with us a more liberal commercial treaty. Lerdo was not positively hostile to the United States, ho was simply an incapa ble?a mun without either ideas or energy. Diaz seems to have both. If it is urged that President Diaz is not so strongly fixed in his power as we could wish before recognizing him, the reply is that the very act of recognition would greatly strengthen him. It would discourage the faction chiefs who even now make no head against him, but who in that case would submit. If it is true, as we believe, that Mr. Diaz would, had ho power, make an en lightened and liberal ruler for Mexico, and that he would initiate a policy toward us favorablo to commerce and to all our inter ests as neighbors, then it would seem to be clearly good policy for us to give him that moral support which would como from offi cial recognition. There is no doubt that the people of this country, while they do not wunt to own or annex Mexico, do justly desire to have greater benefits from our neighborhood to it than wo have had so tar. Wo do not want the Mexican States, but wo want the use of them. That is the plain truth. Is it not possible that by dealing frankly and in a neighborly manner with President Diaz we may get all we want und have a just right to claim ? Wo do not know tlio nature of the nego tiations now going on at the Mexican capital between Mr. Diaz and Mr. Foster ; but sup pose tlio Mexican President were to offer us, together with a commercial treaty conceived in a really liberal spirit, such a treaty, of fensive and defensive, as was submitted io Minister McLuno in I80U by the Mexican government then existing? That offer was then much discussed and was rejected, mainly because the political leaders then in power in this country cherished designs of annexation. The treaty thus offered by Mexico proposed a very close connection be tween the two countries. It bound us to -preserve intact the sovereignty of Mexico over all its territory it made it the duty of each State to help dctend the other, with arms, troops and supplies, against the attacks of any third Power, and in its third articlo this treaty, then offered us by Mexico, provided as follows:?"It sluill be obligatory upon either of the two republics to aid in maintaining order and security in the territory of the other by all the means set forth [namely, troops, arms nnd other material aid], provided this obligation be asked by a legitimate and acknowledged government or one which is obeyed by the majority of the nation, und the tendency of which shall be to the consolidation of demo cratic principles and of constitutional lib erty " Finally article 4 provided that such aid should be at the expense of the country calling for it. Suppose President Diaz should offer Sec retary Evarts such a treaty, adding to it, as would be necessary, a thoroughly liberal commercial convention, ought we to reject it? Certainly it is both the desire and the interest of our people that Mexico shall have a stable government, provided only that such a government is liberal in churucter. If the energies of the Mexican people, so long spent in revolutions and faction in trigues, were turned to legitimate industries, not only would they become rapidly pros perous, but a vast market would be opened there for our manufactures. An intelligent ruler in Mexico deserves our moral support, and having that and the assurance of hon est intentions on our part, wo believe Diaz would need no other. Sensible Talk. Henry Ward Beeclier took occasion yes terday to condemn the spasmodic crusade against the New York liquor dealers, which is ju3t now causing so much excitement in New York. No person will doubt Mr. Beecher's fidelity to the cause of tem peranco. His honest desire to promote that cause gives him the courage to assume the position he occupies in regurd to these indiscriminate raids. He is sensible enough to understand that they can accomplish no permanent good, and is independent enough to say so in so many words. When zeal in a good cuuse, he declares, is carried to a persecuting fanaticism, it is all wrong, and he reminds the temperance apostles that wise restraint is one thing and in tolerance quite another. If sincere tem perance advocutes were all as practical as Mr. Iieecher and Dr. Howard Crosby we should not be now without a wholesome excise law, capuble of being strictly en forced, and whose enforcement would be an effective check on intemperance. But the fanatics are not responsible for the present New York police crusade against the liquor dealers. They and their counsel might have fretted and stormed and threat ened for years without inducing either the Excise or Police Board to take any active measures for the enforcement of the Excise law. The sudden change in the policy of the Police Commissioners was occasioned by a squabble between them and the Excise Commissioners growing out of the attempt of the latter, when frightened by Judge Davis' charge to the Grand Jury, to shift the responsibility for the non-enforcement of the law on to the shoulders of the police. The two boards quarrelled, and the liquor dealers, who had been led to believe by both that the payment of a license fee would protect them against arrest and prosocution, are made the victims. The crusade would be comparatively re spectable if it had been undertaken out of consideration for the temperance fanatics, but it is notorious that tho appeals made by them to the Excise and Police au thorities for months were politely treated, but secretly ridiculed and quietly ignored. One of the vicious features of this and ull similar spasmodic displays of energy on the part of the police is that it affords a fine opportunity for the blackmailers of the force to reap a harvest. Even now, the "side door" trick is being successfully practised ; but the saloons which are allowed to admit us many customers us may choose to patron ize them by the "side door" entrance are all prosperous, and their proprietors havo plenty of money. The places of less fortu nate dealers are hermetically sealed up by the vigilant police. What a farce, too, to find the Police Commissioners themselves pretending to deplore their own action and to sympathize with tho misled and victim ized liquor dealers! The Situation In France. Marshal MacMuhon's sudden revision of the "carte blanche" given to M. Dufaure to form a Ministry and his determination to retain the command of thrco places has sim ply returned the whole difference between tho Executive and the Assembly to the po sition of deadlock, aggravated by passion ate hostility, which preceded that quasi ar rangement. The Marshal's position now is, therefore, that ho will not accept a parliamentary Ministry until the taxes are voted. The position of the Chamber is that it will not vote tho taxes till there is a parliamentary Ministry. But before the Marshal had an alternative. If it came to the worst as between him and the Chamber he believed ho held in his hands the power to dissolve that body and force still a new election; but the adhe sion of eVen a small number of tho consti tutionalist Senators to the cause of parlia mentary government would insure the defeat of such an attempt. Only a coup d'ttut is now open as tho alternative of submission and surrender. Will he be driven by desperation to that extremity? Cunnol XVv Have Our Money's Worth of Clean Street* t This is a question that forcibly presents itself to every ono in New York except tho police and health officials. It is one that can only bo answered by un honest use of brooms and dirt carts, in stead of statistical reports that mean nothing and the cackling of pro fessors at meetings in the Mayor's office. At tho present time, with twenty-five hun dred dollars appropriated for oach day's Htreet cleaning, it is possible to employ ono thousand able-bodied men and two hundred carts, and still hnvoa balance for contingent expsnuos. \\ ith this force distributed over a certain number of districts and superin tended by local inspectors who shall not be the creatures of tho politicians at least two hundred miles ot streets could be swept and the refuse removed daily. It is not necessary that each side street should be cleaned efory day, especially during fine weather, but all streets should be thoroughly cleared of street dirt at least twice a week, und this could bo done without adding one dollar to the present annual appropriation. As to the removal of ashes and garbage the difficulties exist only in the absence of an honest desire to do it by tho officials. Anybody who watches the operation of the present system can readily understand why it fails. There is neither vigor nor administrative ability exhibited in the management of this important work; indeed, the blackmailing Jiaua of ash and garbage mixers seem to be independent of all control, and come and go as they please. If the sum of eight hundred thousand dollars a year is not enough to clean the whole city let the taxpayers have the worth o! that amount in honest work done. As it is, the officials say, "Because we cannot clean all the streets for the amount given us we will not clean ar.y of them. But we will take the money, for all that." The New York Csitom House Offlciri. The attempts of President Hayes to con fuse the issue between him and the republi can Senators will perhaps justify an exposi tion of the subject. We lay the case of Sur veyor Sharpe out of the question, since his term has expired and there is no serious opposition to the President's seleotion for his successor. Collector Arthur and Naval Officer Cornell are in office under commis sions which run for four years from the date when they were signed by President Grant The four years not having expired these officers cannot be legally removed, except by the joint action of the President and Senate. They are in offico for a stated term, which cannot be abbreviated by the mere will of the President. Their removal and the appointment of their successors are not one and the same thing, although both might, indeed, be accom plished by the one act of making a new appointment. But the law allows the two things to bo divided and done separately. An officer may bo removed by the President and Senato by one act, and his successor may be appointed by a subsequent act. The removal of the officer would create a vacancy; the appointment of his successor would fill that vacancy. The usual method, although not the only one expressly author ized by law, is simply to appoint a suc cessor, which, of course, displaces the in cumbent. But both questions are as really involved as if dealt with by separate acts? one to create the vacancy and the other to fill it. It is only necessary to bear this distinc tion in mind to see how futile is Mr. Huycs' reasoning on this subject. Ho argues as if it were only a case of appointment, whereas it is primarily a case of removal. Had the terms of Messrs. Arthur and Cornell expired nobody would resist the action of the Presi dent in nominating successors. But there is no vacancy. The law intends that they shall complete the full term of four years unless the Senate as well as the President finds* reasons for an earlier removal. If Mr. Hayes would submit the two questions to the separate action of the Senate he would soon learn whether he could got its consent to theso removals. This is the first question in the order of thought, in the order of importance, and probably also in the estimation both of the President and the Senators. But Mr. Hayes' arguments apply merely to tho fill ing of existing vacancies. They have no relevance to a question of creating vacancies in order that the Presidont may have an op portunity to fill them, which is the real question now pending between the two parties to this dispute. Mr. lloosevelt might be a suitable successor to Collector Arthur if his term had expired ; but, there being no vacancy, it is proper for the Sen ate, which is empowered by law to retain in office all the persons it has confirmed, to exercise its own discretion as to whether they shall be removed. Tho law clothes the President with a power of temporary suspension only be cause tho Senate is not always in session. If it were the Presidont could not take a step without its consent. He missed his opportunity to suspend the New York Cus tom House officers by miscalculations re specting tho extra session. He supposed it would be short, and as suspended offi cers would bo restored at its close if the Senate failed to confirm their successors, the President preferred to wuit until the interval between the extra and the regular session. It turned out that there was an interval of only ton minutes, and so the Presidont was foiled. On ull questions of removal he and the Sonate now stund on un equal footing. However correct may be his interpretation of his powers as to filling vacancies ho has no advuntugo over the Senate in attempts to inuke removals. A Mad Case ot Desertion. Jersey justice ought to follow, with its swiftest footsteps and its keenest vengeance, the wretch who on Friday last deserted his family at Newark, taking with him all its visible means of support. We have hcurd of cruel cases of desertion before now; of men who have left wives and children to starve, or dependent for their very subsistence on the "cold charity of an unfeeling world," as the reporters of such heartless nets in variably declare. But wo certainly do not remember ever to havo heard or read of a case of desertion equal in cold blooded barbarity to that of the Nowurk fiend. We have recently had a baby show in this city, as tho thousands of ten cent visitors as well as the atmosphere of Midget Hall will testify. Its projector was a tender hearted elderly individual, who loved babies and their pretty mothers and the ten cent pieces they brought into tho treasury with all his heart and all his soul and all his strength. Ho would no sooner have thought of doserting his Midget Hall family, while it was profitable, than of serving up one of his fat little cherubs with apple sauce for supper like a sucking pig. But alas for human nature I A mule monster at Newark gathered together a large com pany of fair young mothers and aspiring infants, tempting them by the offer of prizes for beauty and prizes for homoliness ; prizes for fat and prizes for lean; prizes for twins and prizes for triplets ; and after the first day's show ran away with every cent of the receipts, leaving no trace?to say nothing of the promised prizes? behind him. Hanging is too good for such a wretch. He ought to be condemned to live in a baby show for the bulance of his natural, or unnatural, life. It is bad enough to desert one wife and half a dozen children; how much worse must it be to desert seventy-five wives and uu army of infants? To be sure, tho women were not the Newark man's own wives, but there are slanderous pexsons who declare thut this auaravutes the offence of the desertion. The Sermons The voice that went out from the pulpit yesterday was cheerful and healthful. There were earnest appeals for a purer and better life ; a severe condemnation of the fashion able follies of the day ; a stout defence of Christianity, its faith and teaching and influenoe ; an eloquent explanation of God s love for man ; a recital of the wondrous story of the life and labor of one of those men whom for want of a better name we call saint, and whose deeds for the most part f'9rm some of the brightest pages of Christianity. The dry husks of doctrine, as a rule, find no place in the metropoli tan pulpit in theso modern days, and the fact that they do not is perhaps the best evidence of our growth in intelligence and spiritual enlightenment. Those who read the sermons in some of the leading pulpits yesterday cannot but feel that the lines which separate the different denomi nations of Christians are, after all, very im perceptible. For instance, while a Catholic clergyman was commending the great saint of the Indies one of the most distinguished of Baptist divines was at the same time rever ently mentioning his name. These gentle men might have exchanged sermons und their respective congregations would hardly have seen in them the least evidence that their authors are separated by great gulfs of doc trine. Again, the sermon of the Puulist father on slavery- might have been preached in Plymouth Church, and with the omission of a few sentences the descendants of the Pilgrims would not have perceived that it bore the imprimatur of tho Vatican. Mr. Beecher's sermon was so broad and catholic that it might havo been preached even in the College of Cardinals, and none of them would have thought of sending him to the Castle of St. Angelo, even if he had tho power. This wide catholicity of sentiment goes to show tho greatness and strength and sin cerity of the metropolitan pulpit. Truth is the same always and everywhere, and cannot be changed by the many lined glasses through which it comes to us. Pat Your Skates in Order. The eager and nipping air of the last few days must be taken as the sure precursor of the winter king. His arrival is somewhat late ; we have been disappointed once or twice by false couriers, but now there can be no doubt that he is almost at our gates, and will soon make icy proclamation of the beginning of his reign. To every class of society his coming means something?to tho poor, unfortunately, increased sorrow and suffering ; to the rich new amusements; to the humane and the charitable new calls to duty and well doing. To the young the j coming of winter is especially welcome. If liis reign is stern it is accompanied by j royal gifts, which are confined to no par ticular class, but are generously scattered among.all his subjects. The exhilarating breezes that accompany him are bestowed upon all alike, bringing health and vigor and strength to the occupant of an east side tenement as well as to the resident of a Mur ray Hill mansion. The tracery of his frost work is as delicate and beautiful on the windows of Second as of Fifth avenue, and tho street qctmin. and tho son of the niillion naire are held in no distinction by him on tho glittoring ice with which he locks lake and stream. It is therefore to be hoped that all will prepare to enjoy the gifts he brings. In a very short time Cen tral Park will be clothed in a new loveli ness and beauty ; the gondolas and the boats will have "disappeared from the lakes and thousands and thousands will have the opportunity to enjoy the most delightful of all winter amusements. The skates should be at onco put in order. The Park Commissioners, to bo sure, are complaining about an empty treasury and threatening that we Bliall be deprived of the greatest of winter luxuries. We are not disposed to pay much attention to these monetary murinurings, being con fident that when tho time comes the Park will be found in proper order. If the Com missioners are really in tho desperate finan cial condition they say they are wo advise them to get out of it at once. If they are short of funds they must provide them somewhere and in some way, and the sooner they do it the better. Meanwhile let tho skates be put in order and all be in readi ness to give to the frost king a right royal welcome. PERSONAL INTELLIGENCE. Bald hsads fool like suow. Pongobad no mother-In-law. ?'New Haven"?It was General Taylor. Can you mako a etlk pareo out of a volvot Up f Judge Lynch still monopolises tbe Loose ol tbe day. Ex-l'inchback slugs, "I'm not as young asEustls be." John O. Whlitier would make as good a foreign Min ister aa Billiard. Mr. CrofTut Is winning tuocb pruiso by delivering bis scholarly locturo In our largest cities. Mr. Uayos, Dud a descendant of John Brown and recouclla him as Secretary of Legation to Billiard. 'Ibis column Is written with tho express Idea that It will be copied without credit by tbo Atlauta Constitu tion. General Harlan will take the oath of office and occupy bis seat as Associate Justice of tbe Supremo Court to-day. Cincinnati Saturday Might1"Bob Ingersoll waa In troduced to a lecture audience recently as 'a rising youug atheist.' " Joseph M. Hinds, United States Consul Genarsl at It 10 Jauelro, arrived at New York yesterday in steamer Ualley, from BrailL Khali I Pacha recently while playing cards witb bis wile became crazy. We should think auy mau would wliou be scos a woman trump the ace. The Saturday lieview snys that journalists write badly becauso tbey write In a hurry. It will now he understood bow we could spin out good JoKea If we could alt down with a pair of scissors and wait a woek for a paragraph. In tho languago of tha Tartars, says Captain Bur. naby, tbore is no abstract word ror "beauty." So they uso a word which lltorally means "muitou tab" Thoy ought to bo sueted; but you cau't pull tho worsted over our eyes la Ibat way, Captain. It Is frequently said that If grand old Llneoln bad liyod he would bare made advances toward the Soutb. Of course he would, and lor tbo good of tbe Soutb( too. llow much of au advanco bus anybody made northward for the good of tbe North f Baiumoro papers toll of "A Bird that Caused a Di vorce." It was a duck?of a bonnet- probably.?iY?ru? lor* Commercial. A goose?ol n husbauU?moro Ikely.?jVorri-itoiun llrraLL A swallow?of whiskey? perhaps. ? Worcester Prut. It cortainly wasn't a bird of paradise. This one Is worthy of Duadroary:?Tho other morn ing a I'nrapton man was driving a team along the Preaxness road, and tbs borse on tho otr side began to put bis chin over to the lady borse on tbe other side. Tbey aniokered and grinned, when suddenly ba tried to kiss her. Then sbo ssld, "Pull down the blinds." TELEGRAPHIC HEWS From All Parts of the World. THE POPE'S HEALTH. Growing Irritation of the Political Parties in Franca. BISMARCK WI5HE.S TO RESIGN. [by cable to the herald.] London, Dec. 10,187T. The Herald correspondent in Rome telegraph! that the exciting discussions with regard to French ecclesiastical affUlrs which are now taking place caused the Pope to pass a had night on .Saturday, He was troubled with vomiting and a suffocating catarrh. In the morning the doctor discovered that the ulcer in his leg had c!o?ed In consequence or the swelling. This explains the attempt made to reopen the wound. noma FOR RKLKASK. Another correspondent telegraph* that allbongl uewspaper reports concerning the Pope's health arc mnro lavorublo, private advices indicate that his con* dltion Is growing worse. Ho lies helpless, and, although his mind Is alear, he endures great suffering, from which ho Is expecting and even hoping lor speedy release. FREI'AEINO FOR TUB CONCLAVE. It is reported that within the past lew days all Italian political and military authorities bavo received Instructions calculated to Insure tho Jrce t>nd undls turbed mooting of the Conclave. ORLKANISTS STILL HESITATING, Tim Parte Soir report! that at a meeting o( the oon* atttutlonatlat Senators, hold yesterday (Sunday), M. Batble luid great fltrosa on tho loyalty and good in* tentions of President MacMahon, and nsked his col league. to lend him their assistance in forming a Cab* Inst. MM. Bochor and Ste. -Croix pointed out tho dan gers of a dls.olntiou and the necessity of rotarniug ta parliamentary government. Anothor speaker pro* poeed inviting M. Dnfauro to request Marshal Mao* Mabon to grant him nuother intervlow with the ob ject of renewing the negotiations for the formation of a Dufaure Cabinet, This Idea seemod to make a fa vorable impression on the mooting and even on M. Batble, who warmly eulogized M. Dufaure. A Paris despatch, how over, deolarea that a majority of tha constitutionalists lavor a second dissolution. m'mahon's dangerous course. A Purls correspondeut says:?"Assuming the Suir'$ account ol Sunday's meeting of the constitutionalists to bo correct, It Is unlikely that M. Dufaure would comply with tho request of his colleagues. On Saturday Presidoot MacMahon repeatedly said he In tended a tresh dissolution, and it waa oxpectod thai the now Ministry would ask the Senate's consent thereto on Monday or Tuesday." DISSOLUTION DOUIITFUL Another Parts correspondent says very few bellevs that M. Batble will be able to lorm a Ministry, and oven he, at the meeting on Sunday, said he thought dissolution was porilous and he was not In favor of R. RKFUnLICAN DISSAT1SFACTION. The republican papers are exceedingly violent The Ditn I'ublic declares that the Chamber of Deputies would reply to a second dissolution by Impoacblng President MacMahon for high treason. Tb? Temp* declares that the Lett generally believo the failure of M. Dulaure's negotiations was part of a preconcerted plan. BISMARCK WANTS TO RESIGN. A Berlin despatch says It is reported that Prince Bismarck has renewed bis request to be relieved ol office. The postponement of Prlnco Bismarck's re* tarn to Berlin has caused mauy surmises. Some el* lego that fiosh disagreements have arisen botweog him and the Emporor relating to home policy. BNGLAND'B LITTLE WAR IN INDIA. A despatch from Calcutta says a small frontier war Is threalonod on the Northeast. It has boen decided to send an expedition to punieh the Naga tribe fbr making raids. SPECIE MOVEMENT. The Time* states mat tho steamer Bothnia took out 8800,000 in specie. STORMS ON TOE ATLANTIC. Steamers recently arrived at Queeoitown report that they have been somewhat retarded by ea.terly winds, such as would also delay the City of Borlln If sho was proceeding uoder sail. THE WAR. EBZEBOUM STILL HOLDS OCT?ELENA TO B> FORTIFIED BT THE TURKS ? DENIALS Ol PEACE RUMORS ? ALBANIA THREATENS T! APPEAL TO ITALY FOB PBOTECTION. [BY CABLE TO THE HERALD. ] London, Dec. 10, 1877. A special despatch from Paris contains the fol lowing:?"Operations against Krzeroum may be postponed lor a lortnlght. No attempt will prob ably be inudu to establish a strict blockade un ac count of the Inclemency of the weather, but it. is supposed communication with Trebizond will shortly be cut, as a Russian division is inarabing in that direction." ELENA MUST BE HELD. Intelligence has been received at Constantinople from Klcna that operations between that pluce and Tlrnova are suspended because of bad weather. Great preparations are making by the Turks to de lend Klena la case the Russians attempt to re< capture lfc. TUB CZAR'S RETURN. The C'zar has given notice of his intention to re> turn to St. Petersburg between December 23uud Juuuary 6. NO PEACE CONFERENCE. Semi-official Berlin papers deny tbat the three Imperial Powers have recently been couierring In relation to terms of peace. ALBANIA THREATENS THE POKTK. A telegram from Itagusa says the Inhabitants of Scutari and the Albanian chiefs have telegraphed to Constantinople for aid agatust the Montenegrins, declaring that if the request Is dlregarded they will solicit the protection of Italy. SULEIMAN'S MOVEMENTS. A correspondent ut Peru states that Intelligence has been received there that Suleiman Pacna passed through Kasgrad on Friday tn rout* for Hustchuk. DIED AT SEA. Port Kahs, Doe. 0, 1177. The steamer Bea Nevi* arrived here tc-day Ik charge of the Orel officer, Captain Stewart baring diod on tn* paaeagu. Mo was buried at sea. A STABBING AFFliAY. Philadelphia, Pa., Dee. 9, 1877. Daring a fight Ihl* afternoon between Ximo! MeClueky and Lewie Bark they etubbed each other in tha breast. Both men were dangeronety wounded.