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AROUND THE WORLD IN EIGHTY DAYS. THE GREAT 81RGlF OF PARIS. Dally, from 8 A. M. to 10 P M.. east of the Philadelphia Main Kxpoaltion Building. PHILADELPHIA MUSEUM, Ninth and Arch streets?TWO ORPHANS. ZOO LOGIC A I, GARDEN. QUADRUPLE SHEET. nl TOItK, SUSDAT. OCTOBER 15. 18r?. From our reports this morning the prottahilities are thai the veather to-day will be decidedly cooler and partly cloudy. Wall Street Yesterday.?Gold was steady at 109 1-8. Money on call loaned at 2 1-2 and 1 1-2 per cent. Stocks were stronger, final transactions showing decided improve ment Government bonds and railway mort gages were not materially changed or active. The Jerome Park Hacks closed yesterday with the seventh day of the autumn meet ing. Although the meeting was in most re spects successful and satisfactory it would have been more so if the seven days' raoing had been compressed within a single week. No Agreement has been found possible between Tammany and anti-Tammany, the failure resulting from the quarrel over the division of the spoils. Unless harmony iB secured both factions are likely to find themselves in the position of the famous dog which dropped the bone while crossing a stream to grasp after the shadow. The European Situation is a complete muddle, and it is impossible to determine from the conflicting reports which we print this morning whether there is to be an armistice or not. It is probable, however, that whatever agreement is reached the fight ing is over for the present. Xt Will Be Interesting to know what the Chinese officials, who are now visiting the public institutions of New York preparatory to a report on American civilization, may have to say about us. The Dickens and Tfollope tribe of scribes can no longer in terest with America as their theme, and so, we presume, we shall have to look to China and Japan for the future commentators on this oountry. The Indian Campaign which General Crook is disposed to carry on during the winter affords but little striking intelligence, the soout which General Merritt has under taken being the most important event re ported since the return of the army from the ineffectual pursuit of the Sioux. It will be seen from our despatches this morning that an outbreak is feared at Spotted Tnil and that frequent robberies of stock from Crook's command go unpunished. This policy of Ighting the Indians is like fighting a swarm ?f mosquitoes in the dark. Adelixa Pato's Determination not to go to Russia this winter excite# much interest in musieal circles here, and the hope was Indulged that she might be induced to come to New York. From the interview with Mr. Maurioe Strakosch, which we print in an other column, it will be Been that this hope is futile. The stockholders of the Academy of Music arc in tho way?according to Mr. Strakosch's figures very much in the way. New York is able and willing to support Italian opera, but it cannot support such a Injury if the manager enters upon his season handicapped by stockholders' privileges to an extent that must ruin him in any event. The subject is MM that ought to be seriously considered by thasa gentlemen, as wo are sure they have disposition to be e hindrance instead of a hiil to art* The Mayoralty. It seems that Mr. Kelly m:ans at all haz ards to be the Boss of New York as well as the Boss of Tammany Hall. He insists on "my candidate," and cannot bring himself to give up "my policy." In fact, he acts as though he owned New York, as though it was a pocket borough which he could dis pose of as suits his own imperious wilL Even though he knows that he will be beaten he insists. It muBt be "my Mayor" or nobody. This is mere child's play. A number of excellent and unexceptionable names have been suggested to Mr. Kelly?men who are not to be counted among his personal or political opponents, and against whom he can bring no objection, except that they would not be his creatures. We have ourselves suggested to him the name of Mr. John T. Agnew, one of the foremost merchants of New York. We have suggested the names of Mr. Royal Phelps and Mr. John Grenville Kane. One of our contemporaries has brought forward that of Mr. Samuel D. Babcock, President of the Chamber of Commerce. All these are good names. Any one of these gentlemon would make an excellent Mayor. Mr. Bab cock or Mr. Kane ought to be at once ac cepted by Mr. Kelly. Will he refuse both? Can he not see that there is a sort of inde cency in setting up his will against the gen eral desire for harmony in his party and against the universal wish of the citizens for the nomination of a proper man for the Mayoralty ? Mr. Babcock is President of the Chamber of Commerce ; he knows the views of the merchants of New York on many of the most important questions relating to our port; as Mayor he would be able to bring to bear the great influence of the mercantile com munity upon the improvements needed by the city. What has Mr. Kelly to say against him ? Mr. Kane is a citizen of independent fortune, already familiar with the municipal administration and thoroughly conversant with the needs of New York. What has Mr. Kelly to say against Mr. Kane ? If. however, he will not take our advice, which is that of all sensible men of his party?if he refuses to allow the nomination of Mr. Babcock, or of Mr. Kane, of one of the gen?lemen prominently men tioned, or of some citizen of the same standing, character and capacity, then we advise the anti-Tammany men, if they are sincere in their wish for reform, to adopt one of these names. If they do this we pre dict another uprising against Tammany Hall similar to that of last year and as overwhelm ing a victory for the anti-Tammany men. If Mr. Kelly is obstinate, if he insists on "my candidate," it is the part of the anti-Tam many men to take advantage of his blunder, for blunder it is. If they act wisely they can teach Tammany and Mr. Kelly a lesson which both seem greatly in need of. The Tammany men ought to have learned by their experience last year how rash it is to allow themselves and their organization to be controlled by one man, and to insist upon putting Mr. Kelly's favorites, and only them, into office. It is now the turn of the anti Tammany men ; we advise them to act with prudence and to put themselves where it seems Mr. Kelly will not allow Tammany to stand?in harmony with the just demands of the public. It seeins to be a favorite plan of Mr. Kelly and his friends to deprecate in advance all criticism upon their measures, as if it were inspired by personal instead of public motives. If Mr. Kelly is censured as a po litical leader of a large faction for insisting upon forcing his own will upon a great party then his friends declare this censure to be plainly discourteous and "vituperative." When Mr. Kelly opposed Mr. Tilden both in New York and St Louis we do not remember that his right to do so was denied. For our own part we be lieve that men who denounce their political opponents in discourteous language waste their power and throw away their oppor tunities. The greatest mistake that a news paper or a politician can make is to be "vitu perative." The speech which Mr. August Bel mont made at the Cooper Institute the other evening was a model of powerful argument combined with courtesy, and because it was net denunciatory, but argumentative, it was one of the most effective addresses that has been made on either side during the whole canvass. We cite this as an illustration of the fact that a public speaker or a newspa per can be frank, bold and strong without violating any of the courtesies of society, und that, on the contrary, the more polished the weapon the more effective is the blow. Mr. Kelly's organ has intimated that the Herald has not treated him with the courtesy to which he is entitled. We regret the charge, for it has been our policy to speak of Mr. Kelly with proper deference, and we believe that the editorial columns of the Herald can be searched from top to bottom for years past, ever since he became the Tammany leader, and that not a singlo word of discourtesy toward him can be found. We have been severe, and, we think, justly severe, upon his schemes and his purposes, but personal at tack we have steadily avoided. If there is anything the Herald prides itself .upon it is in being parliamentary. If to refer to "iny candidate," "my policy," and other phrases of which Mr. Kelly is fond, bo "vituperative," then we are sorry; but the words are originally his, not ours. Wo quote from his own lan guage to illustrate our views of his course, and to show that we are right in charging that he forces his own will too much upon his party, and greatly to its disndvantage. Wo have always believed Mr. Kelly to be a man of honor, an honest man and a man of good intentions; but, unfortunately, he imagines that he is Arm, and carries that virtue to an excess. What he calls firmness we sometimes call ob stinacy, nnd believe that it often injures his own cause. This surely is not "vitupera tive;"^ is'parliamentary language. Would it not bo well, then, for Mr. Kelly and Mr. Schcll, who are understood to be stock holders in the Ktpre.ts, to advise its oditnrs to accuse us no longer of an offencoof which we are not guilty. The Express is a good newspaper, spicy, fresh, and much better than the Er.presa of two years ago; but it lias not yet learned the meaning of the word "vituperative," and it has in this case fallen into the mistake of assert ing what it cannot prove?a want of dis courtesy on the part of the HmiJ) toward a political opponent. We may be wrong, for human judgment is always fallible, in our opinions of Mr. Kelly's policy and can didates, but we trust that we do not present them in indecorous language. It is plain from the action of the Tammany and anti-Tammany organizations that they are unlikely to settle their disputes. The attempt to do so last week was a failure, and last night the anti-Tammany men, after con sultation, reported that it was impossible to accept Mr. Kelly's term*. These terms were more like those which a general dictates to an enemy he has beaten, rather than like those which he proposes to one he has yet to fight They were exacting and overbearing. The minor ity report expressed the belief that an agreement might yet be made, but it ap pears to be unfounded. Now the public is likely to find out what happens when an irresistible force meets an immovable body. Two democratic tickets will be put in the field, and between them Mr. Green will quietly walk into the Mayor's office. Both Tammany and anti Tammany are stubborn and want the ability to compromise their claims; but in the end the public will find that Mr. Kelly is of all men most to blame for the blunder. He has assumed the responsibility; now let us see how he will bear the consequences. Governor . Chamberlain. The attempt now making in South Caro lina by the federal administration to re elect Governor Chamberlain by intimida tion and coercion of the voters of the State is so dangerous as an example for the future, as well as of such pernieious effect upon the peace and welfare of the State and of the colored people, who are there, as in Louisi ana and Mississippi, made the football of un scrupulous political gamblers, that it ought to be understood by the Northern people. It is not safe to vote for a party whose leaders not only countenance but command such a dangerous and unconstitutional inter ference by the party in power to perpetuate its power and elect its favorites. It is commonly said that South Carolina would certainly show a republican majority, because it has a majority of colored voters, and that, consequently, the democrats can not expect to elect General Hampton with out intimidation of voters. This is a funda mental error. The truth is that after a long course of corruption that has happened to the republican party in South Carolina which happened to the city democratic party here. It has split. Governor Cham berlain is at the head of one fragment of his party; the other fragment is strongly op posed to him and supports General Hamp ton. This anti-Chamberlain wing has in it many honest and many very influential republicans, who are using all their power and influence to defeat Mr. Chamberlain. They have, in fact, persuaded a considerable part of the colored population to oppose Chamberlain, whose defeat, on a fair vote, is very probable. In this emergency Chamberlain raises the cry of lawlessness, and the Northern repub lican leaders at once persuade the President and his too convenient Attorney General to send down troops and begin a general sys tem of arrests. Why? For what purpose? To any one who knows the Southern colored voter the motive is clear. Mr. Chamberlain knows that the negroes, ignorant, easily led by a show of power, and devoted to the name of General Grant, will see in this ready use of federal troops in favor of Chamberlain only an indication that he is the President's favorite, and that their duty to General Grant is, in spite of all argu ments, to support Chamberlain. Even if he were a most fit and proper person to be re-elected this unscrupulous use of the fed eral power for his own ends ought to procure his defeat, and would in any community where the majority of voters possessed aver age intelligence. There are at this moment three.parties in South Carolina?one supporting Tilden and Hampton, one supporting Hayes and Cham berlain, and a third supporting Hayes and Hampton. Chamberlain's object in using troops and making arrests by federal deputy marshals is to disperse the last named party and drive the colored voters now in it back to his support. He is, in iact, intimidating voters on a large scale by his use of federal troops. That is the plain truth about South Carolina, and any Northern citizen can see that to reinstate the republicans in power for four years when such is their course toward the South is to hand the country over for four years more to a very unscrupulous and dangerous policy and to men whom such a success will lead to extromo measures, sure to cause prolonged civil disorders in a large part of the Union, and pregnant with still greater dangers for 1880. The Office of Inrrogau. The Surrogate of this city is an officer charged with the probate of wills and the settlement of estates. Ho should be an office lawyer of great experience and Bound learning, and he ought not, of course, to be a politician. It is one of the most vicious absurdities of our State constitution that the office is elective. Tho Surrogate ought to be appointed and ought to hold office during life or good behaviour. Tho place is one of extremo and peculiar impor tance. The Surrogate exercises powers al most unlimited and almost without appeal over the rights of minors, orphans and widows. In the ordinary course of his duties he may, if he is an ignorant, a enro less or an unjust man, inflict the most cruel hardships on defenceless people ; may cause ruinous losses, or, by dilatori ness, bring unmerited suffering on wo men and children. Everybody knows that the office has not always been well managed. There was a time in tho city when it was commonly said by lawyers that, though New York was a costly place to live in, it was the most dangerous place in the world to die in. But that meaut that widows nnd orphans were subject to injustice and robbery by mismanagement in the Surrogate's office. As we are all talking about reform we ask the politicians of both parties to nominate for the Surrogate's office men eminently nnd conspicuously fit. Thoro are nlontv of law yers here who follow politico as well, or rather much more closely than law, and not a few of whom hare their eyes hopefull) fixed on the Surrogate's place. All such men ought to be barred out It is not in any sense a political office ; it has been one o - .... i - k?if if nncrht to the prizes of political rings, but it ought to be so no longer. The kind of lawyer to nominate for this office should be a man who UUIUlUtttD iWi . has nothing to do with politics, who has not troubled himself to know the political man agers. He should be a man noted for capa city, a master of all the learning that be longs to the office, and a person about whose probity no one in the community has the least doubt We mention once more in this connection such names of those of John E. Burrill, Charles M. Da Costa, Lewis L. Delafield. Charles E. Miller and James C Carter; not that these are the only men at the city Bar who have the requisite qual ifications, but because they are types of the man needed. We shall watch jealously the action of the nominating powers in regard to this office, and shall oppose vigorously any candidate who is unfit for the responsible place. . The Political Plunder ot Ifew Yerh. A successful politician must necessarily be a good arithmetician. Not only must ho be well versed in the rules of addition, di vision, subtraction and "silence." quoting the words of our able and sprightly con temporary, the Sun, but he must possess the ability of a lightning calculator, so as to be competent to arrive at totals and per centages with promptness and accuraoy. Take the plunder to be serambled for in the political pool in this city in the present election, for instance, and it will bo seen that the capacity of an expert accountant is needed to grapple with the figures involved. We have to elect a Mayor, a Sheriffi a County Clerk, a Surrogate, a Judge of the I Superior Court, a Judge of the Marine I Court, six Aldermen-at-Large, sixteen dis I trict Aldermen, three Coroners, seven Con gressmen and twenty-one Assemblymen. Here are fifty-eight offices to be divided up among a hungry crowd of applicants num bering nearly as many hundreds, and the labor is of course increased when the divis ion is to include the members of a rival political organization. The first thing necessary is to ascertain the net value of the offices, after deducting the political per centages claimed by the successful party, and the result of this primary calculation shows as follows :? Office. Mayor. S tier if! County Clerk Surrogate ? Superior Courl judge...... Marine Court Judge President Board Aldermen. Twenty-one Aldermen Seven Congressmen Twenty-one Assemblymen. Three Coronere Annual Salary or Feet. $12,000 110,000 76,000 15,000 17,600 10,000 6.000 105,000 35,000j 31.500 75,000 rolitic'l Assess ments. Set Re ceipts. $5,000 60.000 25.000 3.0OO 6.000 2.001 1.500 21,000 $7,000 60,000 60,000 12,000 12,500 8,000 4,500 84.000 Total 10,500 24.500 6,700 15,000 $143,700 26,800 60,000 $348,300 The distribution of the political plunder in this city, therefore, implies the bestowal upon political favorites of the snug net an nual income of $348,300, and the securing for party, purposes the handsome contribu tion of $134,700 each year or its proportion during the continuance of those elected in office. But this is by no means all, or the most important portion of the plunder. The election of a party Mayor, Sheriff, County Clerk and Surrogate i means the bag ging of a very large amount of direct official patronage with those offices in addition to the salaries and fees. The Mayor appoints the heads of departments when vacancies occur during his term, all of which enter into the calculations of the political pool. The Sheriffs order of arrest clerk and deputies make large amounts outside of the Sheriffs regular fees, amounting in the year, according to the estimate of an ex pert, to double the amount of the Sheriffs * - A Vinnrlwail on (1 ross income, or, say, one hundred and JOBS income, vja, ighty thousand dollars, the illegitimate harges greatly exceeding the legitimate barges under some former Sheriffs. This jortion of the plunder account 6tands as fol ?W8' riTsovAos ov ksxt kavob. .. Q00 ?*oComnmsioners of Aoooanu ?? ?*> 'atrooage ol offlca, ia.6... ? . ^ id. Superior Cily R^ord \\\\\\\.. 25 000 )n*5b?Vd '.haV." oV salary*patronage SU.oOO )ne Fire Commi???oner.... .. iiAit Ine-thtrd share ol salary patronage 349,000 jnc Health Commissioner AW0 ^no third .hare of patrohage 46,000 Due Dock Commissioner nwi'mwi IHK-third ahare puironag. (estimated) 100,oOO line Park Commissioner One-third sbaro of salary patronage 151,000 oSe Commissioner ol Taxes and Assessment. 6.000 One-third sharo of salary pntronago 34,000 0?.?? Patronage of omce.... ^ ^>0 Comptroller (probably) ? ? ?.? ?? ? ^ 2;l0'(KK) itronage ol j $2,684,000 ess wo per oenVpoillleal assessment 268,4o0 Net plunder $2,416,600 Wo include the Comptroller's and Cor poration Attorney's offices as the probable plunder of the next Mayor, because, although the terms of office of Mr. Green and Mr. Whitney will expire before Mayor Wickham retires from public life, the Board of Aldermen is understood to be nuder in structions not to confirm Mr. Wickham's appointments to these offices should the Tammany Mayor be successful, but to leave them to his successor. In addition to this wo have the patronage of the Sheriff's arid County Clerk's offices outside the fees of the principals, and of the Surrogate's office, which is estimated as follows:? Sheriff's patronage $180,000 County Clerk's patronage 60,000 Surrogate's patronage 75,000 Total $305 000 Lops ten per cent political asaessmont .10,500 Net patronage $274,500 We therefore have as the total city and county plunder at stake in the present elec tion the following grand total Gross direct sal.irioa and fees $402,000 Loss political assessments 143.700 $348,300 Gross Mayor's patronage $2,684,000 Less political assessments 268,400 2,415,000 Gross other patronage $006,000 Less political asaetsmonts UO.noO 274,500 Not personal plunder. $3, Oils, 4110 Political assessments 442,600 Grand total plunder $3,461,000 It is very easy to understand from this statement how difficult a work it must be to auction off and divide up theae offices among politicians of rival and adverse organizations, and why Mr. John Kelly is so anxious to secure all the spoils for his own political household. <I?els PsddiBglim, A prurient disease has manifested itself in the dramatic profession during the lost ten years. It is confined to comedians, and if not arrested by a dietary prescribed by the public or by the more disagreeable pharmacy of the press it threatens serious oonse quences to the stage. We allude to the in clination our oomio actors exhibit to run into buffoonery. They are losing the artistic sense of where comedy ends and burlesque begins; they are losing the artistio discrim ination between the laugh of appreciation and the guffaw of the gallery. If this be not reformed altogether comedy and the delin eation of character will be replaced with farce and caricature ; for it is easier to de grade and debauch publio taste than to ele vate it Caricature is an admirable thing in its place, but it should be kept there. Just one hundred years ago Kichard Brinsley Sheridan produced his comedy, "The liivals," at Drury Lane Theatre, into which he introduced the caricature, Mrs. Malaprop. The public damned the play on its first rep resentation ; whereupon the dramatist with drew it, modified the offensive character, and on its reproduction the comedy was allowed to take its place in dramatio literature. Wo fear that no similar critical objection would meet such a performance in 1876; but we have not, nevertheless, lost entirely our ap preciation of true comedy. Take, for example, Mr. Gilbert, of the New York stage, or Mr. Warren, of Boston; these artists never stray beyond the modesty of nature, nor degrade the dignity of their art by mingling the grimaces and tricks of a clown with the de meanor of the comedian. Those who constantly attend the perform ances of any popular play will not fail to de tect that the leading actors gradually import into the dialogue and into what is termed the "business" of the stage speeches and gestures which were not there before. Many of them pride themselves that they have not left a shred of their original parts, and justify their impertinent buffoonery by the laugh ter it provokes. Shakespeare complained bitterly of similar jack puddings that set on the unthinking part of his audience to grin. The proscenium is not a horse collar and the comedian is not a clown. They manage these matters better in France, and there fore we refer to French acting as a standard of that art. The actors during a rehearsal of a French play listen to the author and the stage director, and by them they are taught the meaning and action of the drama. Every tone and every gesture is considered, debated, arranged and studied. Alter this preparation, when the piece is played and proves to be successful, no de parture of the slightest kind is permitted; in fact, each subsequent performance is a copy of the first, as if it was printed from the same plate. The Frenoh comedian never dreams of thrusting his own "gags" into the author's work or altering the action sot down for him to do. Such latitude is given only to clowns in burlesque and pantomime. By adhering to this principle the French stage has maintained its pre-eminence and has preserved the dignity of its art. We have a galaxy of admirable eomedians in New York, but we lack stage managers capa ble of maintaining artistio discipline among them and restraining exuberanoe. It would be very painful for the public or the press to assume this office, and comedians may rest assured that if the delinquents oblige the critio to point them out to the audience there is discrimination and good taste enough among us to repress impertinence and main tain the respect which the actor is wanting in to the publio as well as to the dramatist when he defaces the character intrusted to him. The New York Centennial Loan Ex hibition. Success unlooked for in its completeness has attended the experiment of the loan exhibitions organized for the benefit of our local art institutions. Our wealthy citizens, with that public spirit for which they are remarkable, brought forth their treasures and made them, for the time being, public property. In few great cities could the pos* sessors of art works of great value be induced to intrust their treasures to any publio in stitution for the public good, and we feel that a debt of gratitude is due to those who, like Messrs. Belmont and Taylor, unselfishly exposed paintings of great value to nil the dangers attending a prolonged exhibition. In the Academy of Design and in the Museum of Art ure works that if once de stroyed oould never be restored; monu ments of modern art whose authors are already gathered to the tomb, and whose fame rests upon a few canvasses mak ing part of the loan exhibition. In this collection are many of the greatest works of modern art; works known to Europe by engraving and reputation ; works that kings would be proud to own, but which nre the property of private citizens of this Republic. Our foreign visitors cannot fail to be favor ably impressed by the striking evidence of a high art taste furnished by the quality of the paintings which arc found in tho gal leries of our collectors. If we have reason to congratulate ourselves on the success of the loan collections from a purely artistic point of view there is also sound reason far satisfaction when con sidering it as a financial experiment Thirty-two thousand dollars have been received since the opening of the exhibitions, and it is calculated that at least forty-five or fifty thousand dollars will have been received before the 10th of November, when the loan exhibitions will be closed. At a meeting of the exhibitors held lately it was agreed that all the works ot art should remain on exhibition until that date. Undor this agreement the public will have ample opportunity to become ac quainted with the gems of painting which our wealthy citizens have secured for the American nation?preoious gems of human skill that with tiuiq must become priceless. Mr. Belmont was not content to show a part of his riches to the public, but generously threw open his entire collection. That tho public appreciated this act of kindness is shown by the eagerness with which they availed themselves of Mr. Belmont's cour tesy. In the eight days his gallery remained open three thousand five hundred dollars were received for the benefit of the general fund. It is hoped that other large collectors will follow Mr. Belmont's example. The total number of admissions reach sixty thousand in the Academy of Design and Metropolitan Museum of Art. Most of these were visitors from the other States, our own citizens apparently waiting for the rush to be over. In this they are likely to be disap pointed, as the attendance continues daily to increase, so that those who wish to see the art wonders had better make their visits with out delay. The organizers of the loan col lection have every reason to feel proud of the great success which has attended their undertaking. They have conferred great good on our art institutions and done not a little to elevate the art taste of our people as well as raise us in the opinion of our foreign visitors. Polo. The popularity of the game of polo as a manly sport cannot be denied. It is a game which requires a steady eye and s certain amount of nerve and the faculty of managing a horse judiciously. The rapidity with which it has gained favor shows that muscular exercises are really beginning to become popular among Ameri can young men. Somo objections have been made to it on the score of danger and ex pense; but it costs less to maintain three polo ponies than to keep a single good riding horse. The cost is little and the dan ger less. The New York Sportsman this week remarks very justly that to abolish polo because some one occasionally gets a fall would be as absurd as though in England some one should propose to "abolish fox hunting and sell off the horses and hounds because a gentleman had a rib or two broken when a bad fencer fell at a bull finch!" The Sportsman adds that polo iB no more dangerous than fox hunting, football and other athletic games. This is very true. It is probably much less dangerous than base ball as that has been played for many years here. It has one important use in that it trains those who practise it in all the arts of horsemanship, and it is certainly, on every account, preferable to fast driving on the road. Any game which takes men into the open air and which necessarily trains their eye, hand and judgment, is to be commended in a country where the mass of even young men are given to sedentary lives. A letter to the Evening Post, which we pub lish elsewhere, takes a sensible view of polo, but fails to point out the fallacy of the pro posal of that journal that it should be played on bicycles instead of on ponies. As the bicycle must be managed with both hands, it is plainly impossible that it Bhould b? used in polo, in which the player governs the pony with one hand and uses the mallet with the other. Besides this, the bicycle cannot be trained to play the game, while the pony can?which makes an important difference. The Lottbat Cup was won by the Atalant* in the oeeon race yesterday, contrary to the general expectation. PERSONAL INTELLIGENCES Bins James was bora in Ohio. Ireland ship* granite to England. i St. Louie la becoming a large cotton mart. Canning spent over $100,000 In one election. General Blnmenthal will anccoed Jaoltke should the latter resign. In the polite circles of Morocco the word "death" Is not used. Tanglers people keep tame snakes to drive mice oat of their bouses. There is another rumor that Mr. Delano will retire from the London Ttme*. An Australian, named Evens, has a large eannea placed on his breast and Bred. Chancellor John V. L. l'ruyn arrived from Albany yesterday at the Brevoort House. Swedish firms are baying great quantities of knap, sacks in England, presumably for Russia. Hon. C. W. Booynge, Vice President of the 8an Francisco Stock Exchange, is among the guests at the Fifth Avenue Hotel. Seftor Don Macuel R. Garcia, Argentine Minister at Washington, and Dr. G. Vidola Dorna, Secretary of the Argontine Legation, are at the Albemarle Hotel. Mr. Cbaries P. Huntington has been examined or the affairs of the Central PaciBo Railroad, and has f convenient torgetlnlness. Yet there is no doubt that tho Construction and Finance Committee ot that road made tneir money by deep fraud. In 1700, not a hundred years ago, at the sack of Ismail, the Russians were as atrocious towstd the Turks as tbs latter are toward tbe Servians; and Suwarrow put 3,000 persona to ueath, aa a lecture to . his soldiers in tho srt of mtssaera. The Dublin Xation concludes an editorial note oa the Heli Gate explosion with the remark"Henee iorth the traveller trom Europe will be able to enjoy an unbroken view of a bay whicn is not leaa pietur. esquo than that of Naples." Onr Dublin friends evi dently tbink it was Staioo Island which was blown up. ' Burlington Hatek Eye "A patriotlo Servian has translated 'Yankee Doodle' Into hia native tongue, ' and tbe air is so popular that it bids (air to become the national anthem ol that struggling raco. It rune ?a follows:? Yeughiaiovltch Dhoodalovitaki ciraerowsk totown opkl Ridlngi-lenak onovitch pooeolowdosk; Stuekorelskeno thcatberomouk inter hit hatovltoh, AdcnsK culladarovoak macharoniloveaakl." ? From tho Erentng Expreu.?"Tho Hikald keeps s) its fire on Mr. Kelly, as If ho were dictating who should be tho next Mayor of New York. We have its authority through an interview with Hon. Augustus Bchell that bo never exchanged one word with Mr. Kelly as to a nomination and tho Express has Mr. Kelly's authority aa to tho tamo fact. Thia hue and cry then about dictating one man for Mayor is S pure Invention. Many democrats and democratic organize* tions havo orgod Mr. Solicll's nomination aa one fit to bo made and Mr. Scheli as a man who would make a good Mayor." It is generally reported that Mr. Schetl and Mr. Kelly are leading stockholders in tho Express. If this Is tbe case the paper must speak by the card when it saye that many domocrats and democratic organisations havo urged Mr. Scholl'a nomination as ono lit to bs made. Will it be kind onough to give the names of tboso democrats and also ol tboac democratic organizations. From the Evening Telegram:?"A valued correspond ent sends us a bill of (are, such as one of our local politicians who has been, tbrongn looking at the elec tions through the wrong kind ?( spectacles, compelled toreduco expenses, might Qtly set before his friends:? \ softy. ? t Soup-(ena)?General Session's private receipt. > ; SIMM. > J Snad (Snook), wffh Greens?(Not Two Orphan) 1 ; Scheli?Mullet. 3 5 MKATM. > J Boiled?Dunn (ham) d la Ludlow. $ 5 Roast?First ward Foxes and stuffed ballot boxes. ? * WISH. > j Lock d'Or (lor w irc-pullersi. > ? Munuu (lor parly leaders). s j Cllqu?-o (for place-humors). > ; em * as. > j Weed's (I burlow brand). ? * j r?frr. > 5 Morris Whites. ^ ?Repeaters at elections will And the above bill or far? remunerative. It offers many advantages over tits electoral fashion of free lucks*"