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aext at 1-30 o'clock was fixed as the time. This was
• atlsfactory. and Sir. Grant attempted to ma * e
provision for further adjournments. Mr h Yorkt °i r
him that this would be considered at the proper
lt S-Ju2 EcE c Olcott wo asked as h« left^ tho build
m whether It was likely that Edward U. Shepara
wanld'tsJce part in the prosecution. "Mj- S^^™
&in h ?o K&ItSSS
atSdsg tbe Corporation Counsel to assign other
L i win ask Mr. Shepwd to come in the ca«?.
l^expScted that the Commissioners will sts t
about three hours a day durinsr the trial, and I cal
culate to be able to pet the evidence for the prose
cution tnsr*ry before the Commissioners in five
days If Mr. Grant doe* not upset my calculations.
He will be able to lengthen the prosecution's case
by cross-examination if he desires to do so.
MCLAUGHLIN MAY GO TO GRAND JURY.
IT IS THOUGHT DEPUTY CHIEF WILL
STRIKE AT CAPTAINS FRIENDLY
It is said that the January Grand Jury In Kings
County may investigate " the official action of sev
eral police captains in Brooklyn, with a view to
inflicting them for neglect of duty. It is known
that Deputy Chief Mclaughlin has had several
talks with District Attorney Clarke, and the latter
bM admitted that they were in retard to police
business that Deputy Chief . Mclaughlin
can get even with Devery by ' urnish , ln S evidence
to the District Attorney that some of the Chief s
Jri«d» among the Brooklyn captains have been
engaged in protecting poolrooms, or, at least, ha\c
connived at their presence.
CVDAETS OFFER OF REWARD
HE WILL PAY $25,000 FOR ARREST O^
MEN TO WHOM HE PAID LIKE SUM.
1 ' ' (BT TEL*G«APH TO TOTS TRIBCNX]
Omaha. Neb.. Dec 21.— Edward A. Cudahy.
it., to-day stated that he would pay $25,000 for
the capture of the men who abducted his son
Edward and secured $25,000 in gold from him as
a ransom. Private detectives from Chicago went
to work on the case to-day. Their only clew
was a copy of the letter found on the Cudaby
lawn, naming the conditions on which the boy
would be returned. The original letter was re
turned with the ransom.
Young Cudahy to-day said that he thought the
letter demanding a ransom was thrown into the
yard by his abductors before they left the
neighborhood of his home. Statements that the
letter was sipned -Jack" are declared to be in
error, as it is now said it bore no signature.
The house used as a prison for the boy was
found this afternoon. It is clear the plot was a
deliberate on*, for the house was rented by a
stranger on December 2. and the kidnappers had
evidently been waiting since then for the chance
to get their prisoner. Two reporters this after
noon discovered the bouse at No. 3.00-1 Grover
st.. about four miles southwest of the city- The
evidence as to the identity of the house was cor
roborated by young Cudahy. who appeared at
the time the reporters were making observations
with Chief of Police Doruiboe. Captain Hayes.
Councilman Burkley and Edward Cudahy. sr.
Mies Maud Munebaw, who lives with her par
ents at No. 3.404 Grovcr-st.. first saw one of the
occupants of the house about ten days ago. when
he came to her home and asked if she knew
* aether or not the house that was vacant above
on the hillside was rented. She describes him
as being about forty-five years old. with black
hair and mustache, through which were sprin
kled a considerable number of gray hairs. On
Wednesday a heavy-set young man. light com
plexioned and with a light mustache and light
hair, was seen to come out of the house and go
to the well and draw some water.
Beyond finding the house in which they were
btfore the kidnapping, the pblics have made no
progress looking- to the capture of any of the
outlaws. — . » . - \. *'.— .- -
This afternoon an official of the Omaha I"«a
tknal Bank confirmed Mr. Cudahy 's statement
that he had withdrawn from that institution the
$25,000 in gold, wit.i which the latter states he
paid the ransom to secure the return of his son.
The reward offered by Mr. Cudahy has caused
those working on the case to redouble their ef
forts; and Chief Donohue said to-night he felt
confiflent of locating part or all of the men en
gaged in the crime.
MAY BE BAND OF KIDNAPPERS.
. ErSPICIOUS LETTER FOUND IN* MILWAUKEE
1 STREETCAR- ANOTHER LETTER SENT
* TO NEWSPAPER OFFICE.
Milwaukee. Wis.. Dec 21.— Strangely coincident
with the abduction and ransom of Edward Cudahy,
Jr.. at Omaha. Is a letter found a few days ago in a
Milwaukee streetcar. The letter was addressed to
William Stewart, Chicago, and told of a plan to
rob several residences of Milwaukee's wealthy citi
tent and to abduct a little girl. The letter was
written with a leadpeneil, evidently, in a disguised
hand, and was signed "Jack," like the letters in the
OudaJjy case. It was turned over to the police,
who at the time looked upon it as the work of a
lunatic. The day following this advertisement ap
peared in "Th« Milwaukee Journal".
Lest.— Reward of S3 for the return of letter ad
dressed William Stewart. Chicago, 111. Address
letter to John Smith, Milwaukee, General Delivery,
"The Journal" also received a letter signed
'Jack," In which the writer says he Is the person
w » k*t th« letter in the streetcar, and that he
advertised for it. He had been expelled, lie said,
from a desperate rang of robbers and kidnappers
who are working in different parts of the coun
try. and he had determined to Inform against
them. Then he told of a plan which had been ar
ranged to rob the Schandein residence abduct a
little girt and bold her for a ransom. Besides the
rtchanfielns, he said, numerous other wrll known
persons, including Mayor Rose. Captain Pabst and
Charles Uihlein, had been narked. for visits from
»he gang. Investigation to-day shows that there is
no little girl at the Schandein residence.
Chicago. Dec. 21 — "The finding of this letter
rather indicates that there might be some truth in
he theory that there is an organized band of kid
nappers at work throughout the country." said
Chief ci Detectives Colierain ¦ t<-,-day. "The Mil
waukee authorities, however, have not communl
hattid with me- in regard to this letter. If they do
so the Chicago police will certainly investigate the
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young married mas with a
wife and" child to care for
and a modest salary to sup
port them on. He coulan't
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tied bin to bis desk in the
People don't have to travel
to core coughs or strengthen
weak lungs. Dr. Pierces
Golden Medical Discovery
cures obstinate, deep-seated
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ciation and other forms of
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nnakilfally treated terminate
fatally in consumption.
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Pierce'j Gc'.dtn Medical Discovery
hst done for inc." says George H. Eelchcr, Esq., of Dorton,
Pike County. Ky. « Thirteen years ago I was wounded by a
ball pawing througrh ray long. I have had a bad cough •!•
moct ever since, with 6hcrtness of breath. and it ••• very
easy to take cold: the •tightest change of weather would
«uk the coufb to be so bad I would have to kit up in bed all
sijrht. Could not eat or sleep st time*: was all ran down;
not work at alt A few month* ago I begran using; Dr.
Pierce* Colden Medical Discovery. Have not used more
than two bottles, and now can eaC aleep. and work, and I
feel lite a sew win. I cannot fend words to *uAciently
recotnaend Dr. Pierce* Coldra Medical Di^scovery, or tefl
the good it has done me."
Dr. Pierces Common Sense Medical Adviser in
paper covers is sect free on receipt of 21 one-cent
cUmps to pay expense of mailing only. The book
has 100S pa^es and over 700 illustrations. Address
**» 2. V. Piace, Buffalo, X. Y.
HOW CADET BOOZ FOUGHT.
COFRT OF INQUIRY HEARS DETAILS OF
'HAT MOMENTOUS BATTLE
UPPER CLASSMEN* DEFEND HAZING AS A
PROMOTER OF DISCIPLINE AND MILI
West Point. N. Y . Dec. 21 (Special).— story
of the fight which Oscar L. Booz had with a
senior cadet in the summer of IS9S was told to
day by the man with whom Booz battled, the
seconds and the referee of the encounter. The
military court which is now investigating the
charge chat Booz was so brutally hazed at the
Academy as. to weaken him physically, and to
make him an easy prey to the disease that car
ried him off, has been particularly anxious to
have put upon the records the true history and
facts of the fight.
With that combat Booz's troubles at the Acad- ,
emy began. In his letters to his parents; and in
his statements to some of his classmates. Boos
asserted that he had been knocked out by a
blow in the stomach. Witnesses of the bout de
clared that he had exhibited cowardice; that in
fact he had "laid down," as it is termed in the
pugilist's vocabulary. Thereafter Booz was os- i
tracized by the corps; in every possible way he
was made to feel that he was held in contempt.
he was insulted and taunted until life for him
became unbearable, and he was obliged to leave j
West Point. I
So far the only knowledge the court has been i
able to obtain of the conflict and of the causes I
that led to it was from indirect sources, from |
cadets who had heard about the tussle, but, be- j
ing "plebes," had not been permitted to see it. !
To-day the principals in the affair graphically
and without reservation told the whole story to |
the court. It laid bare one phase of cadet Ufa :
at the Academy. In its essential points the
testimony of the witnesses did not mate- :
rially differ. One night in the early part of j
August. 1898, Booz was on sentry duty. Cadet
W. B. Bettison, of the present first class, thought
that Bocz was not patrolling the full length of
his post, and told him so. Booz made some pert
reply, turned his back upon Bettison and went j
on patrolling as before. He was reported to the <
corporal of the guard, but the matter was not
allowed to rest there. Booz had had the temer
ity to speak insolently to a .senior. West Point
tradition and custom insist that a "plebe" who
talks back to an upper class man must fight. .
Therefore Booz was called out, although he had
committed no military offence. It was Bettison,
in fact, who was in the wrong. He admitted on
the stand that he had no right to give instruc
tions to Booz. and that he had been guilty of a
breach of military discipline in speaking to a j
sentry on duty. Bettison was sharply censured
by General Brooke for the position in which he I
had placed Booz.
A COMMITTEE ARRANGED ALL.
A committee of Bettison's class was formed to
make the arrangements for the encounter. Cadet
Frank Keller, of Missouri, because he was of the ,
same height, reach and weight, was selected to i
meet the contumacious Junior. Referee, seconds i
and timekeepers were appointed, and on the i
next Saturday afternoon the battle took place, j
Fighting at that time was under the ban of the i
authorities and was strongly prohibited. It was
decided that the fight should be pulled off at
Fort Putnam, away up in the hills that form
the background of the Academy. Hidden by |
the walls of the old fort which Benedict Arnold j
planned to betray to the British, the two cadets I
prepared for the strife. They stripped the"m^
selves to -the waist, and the rules to govern tii«
engagement were read to them. With bare
knuckles they were to flght two-minute rounds,
with a minute rest between. . To guard against
being surprised by officers sentinels were posted j
01 the paths leading to the fort.
The preliminaries completed, "Time" was
called. According to Cadets Lewis Brown, jr., !
and Joseph F. Barnes, who seconded Keller, the 1
first round went in favor of Booz. He fought so i
vigorously in the opening round that Barnes
warned his principal to be careful, as he had a |
tough customer to deal with. Some hard blows i
were struck, and it is contended that Keller icot '
the worst of the exchanges. Soon after the be- |
ginning of the second round the Missouri boy i
Cot an opening, and hit Booz over the left eye
with such force as to cut the skin. The sight of .
blood, the witness said, took all the fight out of 1
Booz. Covering his face with his hands, he ran ;
around the ring, despite the urgings of his sec
onds to stand up to his opponent.
Eventually he was brought back to the centre ;
of the ring, but after a few more passes he !
again turned his back and sprnted. Barnes j
thereupon told Keller that, according to the
rules, it was permissible to hit the Pennsyl- j
vania cadet in the back. Keller took the hint,
and subsequently struck Booz two or three times
under the right shoulder. It seems also that
Booz, after aiming a blow at his opponent, would
drop to the ground to protect himself from a
return punch. Finally, in the third round, he re- j
ceived a blow in the stomach, and falling to the
ground he refused to get up again, explaining
that Keller was too good a man for him.
One after another the witnesses who were at 1
the fight swore that none of the blows which
landed on Bocz were of sufficient force to knock
him out. Beyond the cut over his eye. his face
was not marked, they said, and he walked back
to camp seemingly unhurt. The opinion formed
of him was that he was a quitter." and in
consequence was "sent to Coventry." Two
months later Booz left the Acaderry.
BRACING" A GOOD THING.
A large, number of cadets were again examined
upon the general subject of. hazing customs at
West Point, but their evidence was practically
a repetition of that which has been already pub
lished Some of the first class men, displaying
less awe in the presence of the court than the
members of the lower classes, when on the stand
to-day were inclined to defend the practice of
"bracing" and other such disciplinary measures.
It was their contention that these gentle "exer
cises" contributed to the efficiency of the Acad
my by teaching the raw cadets to obey orders
with precision and promptitude, and by giving
them an erect and military carriage. By each
one of the wltmsses it was admitted that "brac
ing" was a violation of the regulations of the
Academy, and was not enforced in the presence
Much of the evidence has gone to show that
while there are plenty of rules for the protec
tion of the Junior cadets, the. authorities have
not conspicuously insisted upon those regula
tions being obeyed. The trend of some of the
questions put to the witnesses would seem to
imply that the court may have some recommen
dations to make in this respect to the War De
Denials of administering pepper sauce to Booz
were mad* by all the first class men who testi
fied to-day, and with equal unanimity they de
clared that they had never seen the former
cadet excessively hazed.
Charier. . Burnett, president of the West Point
Young Mt46 Christian Association, produced a
letter received by him from the Rev. Dr. Alex
ander Allison, of Bristol, Perm., the pastor of
the church which Booz attended. In the course
of this letter Dr. Allison wrote:
tt is my desire to say to you that your letter
is a confirmation, in not a few particulars of
my friend Oscar's experience. Your surnris*
that a Christian minister should make state
ments of a certain Hind I cannot hem it is a.
Christian minims duty to tell the truth 1
feel quite sure that the Congressional committee
of investigation will discover that no untenable
position has been taken by Mr. Booz's friends
Your letter is to m fc a most interesting com
munication in the presence of the Bweenfir
and other kinds of statements oy Colonll Mill?
He denies the hazing and the present To* t£
bases sauce at West Point. -You do not You
admit both, but endeavor to minimize the Vf
feet* of the theory of "exaggeration? etc . lam
glad to have had your letter, as It is likely IS
be helpful to us in more ways than one.
It la understood that the court will adjourn
at jioon-to-morrow until the following Wednea-
DAILY -.TRIBUNE;- SATURDAY/ DEGE^IBEB ;22, 1000.
CLEVELAND TALKS TO STCDEXTS.
HE SET? FORTH BUSINESS PRINCIPLES AT
PHILADELPHIA COMMENCEMENT -CON
TROVERTS "DA VIP II ARUM '
Philadelphia, Dec. 21.— Former President Cleve
land to-n'ght delivered the annual a<Mre?s at the
graduation exercises of the thirty-ttfth class ot
the Peirce School of Business at the Academy of
Mublc, The ex-President, accompanied by Mrs.
Cleveland, arrived here this afternoon from
Princeton, and during their stay in the city were
the guests of L. Clarke Davis. Managing Editor
of "The Philadelphia Public Ledger," and Mrs.
Admission to the Academy was by Invitation
card, and the vast auditorium was crowded to
Governor Stone presided at the graduating ex
ercises. He made a brief speech, and then in
troduced Mr. Cleveland, who said in part as fol
lows in his address, which was of the nature of
good advice to those embarking on business
It is good to start out in life with the idea firmly
in one's mind that th* world owes you a living, or
course, you are not to give this the highway
man's meaning nor aot upon it in a highwayman
fashion. Neither should the proposition that the
world owes you a living be construed as giving
license for all sorts of -sharr practices involving
work only with the wits and a disregard for the
Golden Rule and every other precept which main
tains and cultivates human brotherhood. There
seems to be an inclination in these days fo adopt
Hie version of the Golden Rule proclaimed Dy the
cunning, horse tnding, money lending character
portrayed in a late popular novel— "Do unto the
other feilow the way he'd like to do unto you, and
do It first." This interpretation of the*- rule, i.
seriously proposed, would arouse loud and extended
protest, and yet thousands and thousands pf those
who would protest the loudest are daily and hourly
acting in precise accordance with such interpreta
tion. The true Golden rule lies at the foundation
of all that makes life worth living, and is the
parent of every success worth gaining.
We hear a great deal just now in condemnation
and defence of trusts and combinations. Lately a
short article in opposition to them was sent me,
which I was informed was the result of much
thought on the part of an able thinker. As I
glanced on It my eye fell on a description of a
community of people whose wants were supplied
by tradesmen and craftsmen who were their neigh
bors; they dealt together as friends interested in
each other's welfare and wllllntr to yield some
thing to each other's circumstances. This descrip
tion was followed by an arraignment of trusts and
combinations as destroyers of this happy situation,
by first monopolising certain branches of the busi
ness done in the communities, and then displacing
with their stranger agents and representatives the
dealers anO craftsman who were neighbors and
friends. There may be much or little misfortune
in suoh a chant*, but I could not help feeling that
the simple, natural, healthy live and let live con
dition Jirst described was worth perpetuating. Of
course, in attempting to win success you are In a
race with your fellows, but you need not run a
foul race nor treacherously disable your com
The world owes us just such a living as we can
gain by hard work, the exercise of all our mental
faculties, a scrupulous adherence to the rules of
honesty and a never failing obedience to the dic
tates of enlightened conscience. To one thus prop
erly conditioned there is nothing' more exhilarating
and stimulating than to see gathering together in
his path adverse circumstances and to feel the
thrill that gives signal of the determined rush
If you find the rock of impossibility in your path
go around it rather than beat yourself to death
against it; but in the new path etill persevere, and
if it shall plainly appear to you that an overruling
Providence is directing you in a way different
from that of your choice, follow the new way eub
mi^sively and again perseveringly.
When an indoor crowd disperses and together
leaves the audience room each individual must
push ahead or lose the position already gained. So
in the pursuit of the living the world owes us. wa
must push— not to Injure or trample on others, but
to hold and improve out ; isitions in the general
enward rush. A young r: 1 iv in search of employ
ment found himself in the counting room of a
large establishment, in the presence of the »m.
prietor. who, after telling him he hail no need of
his services, began questioning him for amusement.
Among other things, he asked him if he- had
adopted any motto for his guidance. "I have.
said the young man, "and I saw it on the door of
the room as I t»nt«re«l." "What was that?" said
the merchant. "Push," was the prompt reply. Of
course, such a Btory could r.ot be worth telling
if it had not the usual sequel— employment on the
spot— a lifelong career of prosperity, and an im
mense fortune for the young man. If the count
ins room door had opened outward, with "Puir 1
on It, instead of 'Push." I suppose it would have
been quite a different matter; but for all that the
young man's motto was not a bad one.
I must not longer delay reference to one of the
most vieiou# errors that by any possibility gain a
lodgment in the mind of any one .who has set out
to make a fight for the living which the world
owes us all. I mean the notion that if the daily
allotted task Is done, and ir" the exact Mmc pre
scribed f£r, daily labor is ppent in work, every duty
that can proJnta'nly be discharged has been met ana
every advantage that can follow faithful service
has be»n gained. It Is a dreadful mistake to sup
pose that a little extra effort in favor of the work
in hand and in the interest of an employer passes
unnoticed or that it will remain unrewarded. The
neglect of such effort may, therefore, be a serious
hindrance to present advancement, besides breed
ing habits and methods of business which If the
field of independent activity and competition is ever
reached will prove a handicap to success.
We must promptly and finally exclude as our
standard of success mere money getting for its
own sake. It would be a strange perversion of our
conception of life and its aims and aspirations if
we should be brought to the concession that the
fortunate gambler, the bold and lucky robber or
burglar, or even the idle, weak, purposeless in
heritor of riches are successful men. When we
speak of life we mean a life of decency and active
usefulness, and when we Bpeak of success we mean
something that aids such a life and makes it
more useful, and not less decent— somethting that
does not smother conscience or dull the sense of
moral responsibility, which no one should attempt
to escape. We mean the accomplishment of such
ends as enable us to discharge better and easier
our obligations to others, and which fit us to make
the world, or at least a larger or smaller section
of it, better and happier because of our lives and
Let us add in completion of our standard of true
success a constant example of patriotic love of
country and a conscientious discharge of every
duty of citizenship— not perfunctorily nor in blind
duty of citizenship, not perfunctorily nor in blind
obedience to party leadership— but intelligently and
in sober recognition of the responsibility the citi
zen assumes to his Government where the peo
The greatest danger attending the accumulation
of wealth is found in its hardening effect upon
the heart and conscience and its suffocation of our
best feelings and impulses. Tt is decreed that we
can surely exact our dues from the world and at
the same time can achieve a sucress that shall be
glorious. To do this it is only required of us to
be true to ourselves, true to our duty to humanity,
obedient to the Divine law and submissive to the
will of God.
WORK FOR PLATT AXD ODELL.
IMPORTANT MATTERS TO COME BEFORE A
CONFERENCE OF LEADERS TO-DAY
Senator Platt, Governor-elect Odell and State
Chairman Dunn will have a busy day at Republican
headquarters to-day if they get. through with all
the unsettled business which is tip for disposal.
Senator Platt got home from Washington at 6
o'clock last niEht. He refused to see the news
paper men. He saw Louis F. Payn, State Chair
man Dunn. Senator Krum and Jacob Schell. Some
of the things to be considered to-day will be:
The selection of a successor to General F. V.
Greene, chairman of the Republican County Com
mittee. It is expected that before the next chair
man is decided upon Senator Platt will confer with
a number of the district leaders. Executive Chair
man William H. Ten Eyck was spoken of last
night as a strong favorite for the place, but he has
said over and over again that he does not want
it. The appropriate speech made by James W.
Perry, the temporary chairman, on Thursday night*,
has made him one of the favorites, too.
The removal of Dr. Peter M. Wise. State Lunacy
Commissioner, makes his successor an Important
matter for discussion. It is conceded that the right
kind of a man is hard to find. A settled practitioner
or a specialist of prominence is not likely to take
a position that demands all hie time. It was said
last night that Governor-elect Odell had fully made
up his mind to reappolnt Dr. Wise, but that the
doctor's summary removal by Governor Roosevelt
had upset that plan and caused Mr. Odel! no little
Picking out a successor to Deputy Attorney-Gen
eral Coyne is another item. The appointment may
go to Colonel William J. Young*. Governor Roose
The receivership of the Anglo-American Mutual
Savings and Loan Association will claim the at
tendon of the conference. Mr Odell's fellow tr>»r,«
man, Captain Joseph M. Dickey, declined thini ns *
under unusual circumstances V Senator • Vlttt^uS 6
posed that Colonel W. J. Youngs was tAiL .5"
pointed. There will be a numb?? o'f'&t&.SuoS
Speaker Nixon will be on hand to talk over with
a«tVnem S^ft? Stt <B&s
TBE UIFFALO AT y FAX FORT JfgffS.
j Newport News. Va, Dec. 21 (Spectal).-The Buffalo
has finally arrived at Old Point from Xew-y ookr k
having been detained at the Capes by thick fo*!.'
MORE VOTES WANTED.
THOUSANDS OF TRIBUNE READER? YET
TO BE HEARD FROM IN THE
WM i* the best man to nominate for th- Mlfl
v a; cr of New-York? Over sixteen thousand
people have already ?ent to Th<> Tribune replies
to that question, and the replies are tabulated
Several times that number among readers of
the paper have not yet answered. It is hnpeci
that all will yet tako a part in this friendiv and
useful canvass. The columns of The Tribune
are open both to votes and to expressions of
opinion in brief and pointed letters.
A very few readers h-\ve written to The Trib
une suggestinc that the time is not yet ripe for
a decision as to the nomination. Nevertheless, a
discussion as to the qualifications of men avail
able for the place is entirely in order. The party
organizations are watching: The Tribune's can
vass with interest, and public opinion can mak";
itself felt now better than at any other time.
No one of the people voted for below is a can
didate for the nomination on his own motion or
in any proper sense; but all of them are persona
thought fit to be candidates by some of their
fellow citizens. "Whether men desire to be can
didates or not is not to the purpose. What The
Tribune is trying to do is to help New-Yorkers
find out what men are considered by some part
of the community eligible for the nomination,
A few words as to "second choice" votes: It
is greatly desired that every voter shall state
his "second choice" as well as his first. There
is much in this idea which th« public does not
yet fully appreciate. A "first choice" repre
sents to a certain extent a strong feeling of per
sonal attachment to a so-called candidate aa
well as the voter's judgment in the matter. A
"second choice" might almost be said to show
only a disinterested judgment as to who is really
a good man for the office. If any voter caring
little for persons but anxious for a good Mayor
were to make up his mind from the figures be
lcw, would he not consider the second column of
figures as well as the first?
Voters who want to win "second choice" votes
for their own first preference should themselves
do other candidates the compliment of a second
The second choice system is considered likely
to lead to better nominations by all political par
ties, tend to promote a more friendly competition
at the polls, give every voter greater freedom of
choice without the loss of his vote, and enable
each of the parties to maintain its independent
organization and at the same time unite in the
final selection of public officers. And certainly
in The Tribune's canvass it will lead to a better
comprehension or the most taking nomination.
All names are now. omitted from the pub
lished lint except those for which at least
S ballot* have been cunt and those which
appear in the canvass Cor the limt time. A
complete record will be kept, however, »nd
nil name* will be RaxetteU as soon us they
have received 5 ballots.
MAYORALTY VOTE BY EVENING OP
The following table shows the results of the
balloting so far:
&3 &5T zl :':
2.3 I] • 2.5 as
?- £-| . 9" »a
Adler. Chas. 8.., 7 21Krucer. Wm..'.... — 23
Allen. Eiiwd. W. — s,L*nßdon. W 14 11
Allen, J. N. C... — lSlLaJmbeer, F. E... 3 31 j
Alt man. BenJ 8 14! Lament, Daniel 9. 15 1
Anderson. J.F.Jr. 2."> .s| Lauterbach. Edw. 5 15
Appieton, R. Ross l&<u itL«vy, Jefferson M. 102 1
Ash. J. B. H 2 " — [Loclcman. Wm — ' 44 '
A*pinail. Jos lft"' '3;Low. s?eth 2.92S 1,693 :
Barnet, M — -"'Bf j Lrmm, E. M — 11
Barber. Marshall/ « — | McCall. John A... — • .• '
»«rnes, E. F.... 7. — I McCarren. P. H... — .30 ,
Beard, Andrew D. — " " \ ' M,«Carroll. Win.,. 61 14 i
Uidwell. Geo. R.. 10 " ' V MeClintock. T. I*. .:-- . 10 ,
Blanchard, J. A.. 57.,_' "ii MeOook. Ani<on G. 179 133
Bliss. C. N 30 ¦'" *» ¦ McKelway. 6t. C. 63 93
mock, Philip..... — 8 McKesson. John... 8 j |
Bowers. Geo. F... » — Mathers. Jos — 48 |
Bralnard. Frank. 23 122 Merriara. A. L-... 1 IS i
Brocklield. Wm.. 907 812: Morton. LeviP... 1 20 j
Brown, Vernon C. 7 ' — .'Moore, Nicholas... 11 — |
Bush, Chas. G... 10 — i Morris. Robt. C... 7 — »• ,
Carrington. CR. 1 28 j Mom. Frank 633 87 ]
Carter. Jas. C... — 17) Murray. Chas. H.. — 7 :
Cannon, James G. 6 —I Myers. Theo. W.. 11 —
Choate. Jos. U... 3 S| Nichols. Wm.'H... 6 1
Claflin, John 21 67|Klcoll. De Lancey — 5
Clark. Cyrus 28 8| Miles. Wm. A IS —
Clarke, J. Proctor — 4",Oatman. Joseph... — . . * I
Clifford, J. D.... 8 ! O'Brien. Miles M. 112 •!
Coler. Bird S 759 1.322) Olcott. J. V. V — « I
Coleman. J. C... 5 6!Olcott. W. M. X.. 64 >t i
Col!i». C. H. T... 62 • 2,Orr. Alexander. E. 81 20*
Conkling. A. R... 5 8 Ovenden, Mark las 27
Courtney. John... 80 — Page. J. Seaver... 2 7
Coogan. James J. 13 — ! Parsons, Herbert.. — 3o
Crane. I^roy 8. . 454 401 Partridge. J. N... 18 3
Crawford. J. W.. — 176|Pfckham. W. H". . 7 1* i
Crlmmins. Jno. D. 134 2.5 Quigg. U El>- 1 *
Cromwell. G«or*« 170 — ! Reed. Tho». B 8 1
Cutting, Kobt. F. — 19] P.hoade*. J.Harsen 41 38
Curler. T. I"'. — 3| Hives, George L,. .. 1O «
Dady. M. J — 17|Robb. J. Hampden 82 6
Davenport, J. S.. — 2 Root. Elihu — 9
Dayton. Cha». W. R 17j Sargent. Geo. H. 1.829 .0
Delafleld. J. U... S3 1 Schi<-ren. Chas. A. 594 963
Donald. Jas. M... 8 — I SchiS. Jacob 62 30
Dresser. H. X... 1* 1 =eabury. Geo. J. . 392 IS
Earle. Ferd P.... 23 . — I SeU«m*n, I. N. . • ¦ -7 7
Eacan. Thos. F. . — ft! Sheehan. John C. 29 »
Ellison. Wm. B. .1,375 1! Sheffield. Ja». R-. • 11
Ely. Geo. W — 2;Shepard. E. M.... » 21
English. The*. E. — 19 Sickles. David 8.. SO --
Erhardt. Joel B-. 78 |Sigel. Franz. ...... — 33
Estes. BenJ — .5 Simon. Jacob F.. » «
Falrchiia, C. 5. . . 181 278 1 Simmons. J. Ednr. 6 14
Fancher. C. H... 23 2| eiocutn. Thos. W.. 85 2
Fame. John P.. . IS '¦"¦67 Smith." C. Stewart. 8 84
Field, Jacob..... 6 — I Smith. Joslah 2. 29 1
Fitch, AshhelP.. 24 21 Sohmer, Wm. F.. — - 5
Ford John 8 47 Speir. Louis 1t.... — »S ¦
Fuller W. B — Starin. John H — «
Gaynor. Wm. J.. 85 42?teele, A. H - 42 12
George. Henry, Jr 1 St Sterne. Simon 12 —
Goddard, F. N.. . S2S 74!stillman. James... 18 —
Goodman. Klias. 13 « Straus. Nathan... a •• J
Grant. Hurt J... 4 5 Ptraus. Isidor » 5
Greene. MaJ. C.T. — 7|Stronjr. Chat. H. .- — 1«
Greene. Gen. F.V. 70 141 : gwavnc, Wager... 11 28
Grout. Edw. M... 5 — I Tapliabue. C. J... — 13
Gruber Abraham. 2 171|Tappen. Fred. D.. .¦ — . 11
Guß^enheimer. R. 85 62 Taster. Henry — *
Hacker. J. C — OlThoma?. Samuel;. 7 9
Hanier, Ernest.. .561 32!Tilford, Frank.... 242 —
Harriot S. C... 9 — 'Tousey. William... 1 ; •
Hendrix. Jos. C 3 SI Tracy Beni. F.... » 44
Hedces, Job E... « 10 Tremain. Henry E. — •
Hewitt. Abram P. 4* 116 Van Cott. C 14 t
Holmes, This. 9. « — I. Van Wprmer. J. X ...» —
Homer. Chas. F.. .8 21 Wales. Salem H. . 2 5
Hopper, I»aae A.1.5f12 141 Walsh. John — 1»
Hurley. Wm. S.. 81 2.11 Warner. T. PeW,. -- It
HiiFseV. Tho». V. — • Watson, William.. — bo
Ivlns,Wm. M... IS 18 Well*. James U. .. II —
Johnston. Robt.M — 5 White, Alfred T.. 7. *0
luilliard A. D. .. » IS' Whitney. Wm. C. . 3 8
Karzlor.' Huito... » 1.082: Wlleox. Wm. R. .. 22 —
Kearnv. H. 5.... 17 — ! Wilds. Howard P. 77 14
Keating'. Thos. F. • 99 37; Woodward. Jas. T. — ¦ 8
Keene. .Tames R. — «|Wurster. Fred. W. 2 10
Keller John W. . « 72! ' Miscellaneous •¦• 202 46S
Kelley, John C. . . 13 ' 16i •• • ¦
Kohlmann.Jno. D. — 84: Totals.'. 16,343 10.030
•T'nder "Mi^eeituneou*" are trrpuped . votes for non
residents like David B. Hill, Mr. Lexow and Warner Mil
ler- votes for eccentric candidates, like Richard Croker
and others: and votes for men who have rsc«ived less
than five in all. .... . .
To the Editor of The Tribune.
Sir: I take pleasur.* in herewith Inclosing half a
dozen votes, in behalf of my business associates
and myself. for George Henry Sarsent. one of the
leading hardware men of the country, who is our
unanimous candidate, flm choice, for Mayor of
Wo know Mr. Sargent and we know what he is.
His name stands forth prominently, not only in
this community but wherever he Is known, an that
of one who ie respected and honored, especially in
hie chosen business field.
He Is one of the strons men of the time. He is
diligent and sturdy, and in his active buslne«f>
caretr he has won and firmly holds the confidence
of his fellows in trade, among whom he h.i* ob
tained a strong foothold. He is alio known and
honored In banking and financial circles, where
sterling integrity and innate honesty go hand In
hand with a knowledge of men and clear apprehen
sion of values.
Mr. Sargent combines educational requirements
Chester Hillings <x£L Sort*
successors to RANDEL, BAREMORE & BILLINGS,
58 Nassau St. .' ; . • 29 Maiden Lane.
For Mayor of New-York.
Second Choice —
Voter's Name — — ¦ — —
Address , — "
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Plrase cut out the ballot and forward it to The Tribune, naming both your first aa|
second choice for the nomination for Mayor of New-York. Vote for anybody whom you
may think fit and worthy. It makes no difference what his politics may be. To add int*.
est to the plan, it is desired that each person shall select both a first and second choic?. Tht
names and addresses of voters arc asked as a guarantee of good faith and to insure value
for the result of the voting as a true expression of public opinion, but ths names will
not be published and will be treated as strictly confidential.
Address all ballots and nominations to
W&YDRALTY CAMPAIGN, Trite Qffra, Hew-YoriL
and scholarly tastes with social charms and suc
cessful business methods— a combination which m
these days is altogether too rare. He is president
of the Hardware Club of New-York, and as such
Is known and appreciated by members as well
as by the professional men who belong to tnat
distinguished association. He l«t a member or.
the Harvard and University clubs, where he con
tinues his fellowship with men of education ana
literary attainments. In his extensive business ne
is quick to learn, prompt to act. and hid cialm to
prominence is found in a long and successful mer
cantile career in this city of his adoption and love.
He possesses sagacity, enterprise ana a Knowledge
of human nature and strict honesty of purpose
Mr Sargent combines, in short, all the qualities
necessary for a Mayor of New-York, and
in that position he would fulfil in every respect trio
trust and confidence reposed in him by the people.
Brooklyn. Dec. 21. 1900. C. H. D.
ADVISES DROPPING THE POLITICIANS.
To the Editor of The Tribune.
Sir: I cast my one vote for George Henry Sargent.
Let's drop the politicians, the professional office
holders, the theorists. Let us have a man who
will be Mayor in fact as In name: one who is aoi<s
to stand up for what he think* is right.
The closer you look at George H. Sargent the
more surely will you discern in him the ideal candi
date. *•- D - M -
Harlem. Dec. 21. 1900.
MATES, TROUBLE DESTROYER.
VOTE FOR HIM FOR MAYOR ON THE SOCIAL
PROGRESB LEAGUES PLATFORM AND
YOU'LL NEVER KNOW PAIN.
Lorenzo Dow Mayes extends his compliments to
the people of this metropolis, wishes them a merry
Christmas, and— ahem!— and furthermore wishes to
Inform the people that If they want to vote for a
candidate for Mayor who knows what* what.
please to save their votes for him. The Social
Progress League of this city, with headquarters
at Np. 150 Nassau-st.. has nominated Mr. Mayea
for Mayor on a platform that Is warranted not to,
shrink in cold weather, and Mr. Mayes is feeling so
happy over the honor that he really doesn't need
any overcoat to keep the cold away. The Social
Progress League has 252 members, and when this
phalanx form? itself Into a hollow square and de
ploys itself around New-York, other Mayor making
organizations would better watch out.
By nominating Mr. Mayes for Mayor now tho
Social Progress League not only has done better
than "getting in on the ground floor"— it has
Jumped into the excavation, which comes before
there is any ground floor. Mr. Mayes is a native of
Alabama, where he was born fifty-three years ago.
Since 1535 he has had his gaze riveted on the Tam
many tiger and other animals outside the menag
erie in Central Park. and. having noted the need ot
a strong mind full of noble and progressive ideas
LORENZO DOW MATES.
Who has "seen nominated 'or Mayor of New-Tort
by the Social Progress League.
at the head of municipal affairs in this burgh. h«
felt it to be his duty when the Social Progress
League offered him the nomination for Mayor to
tv ecpt it
The Social Progress League has adopted a plat
form each section of which starts off with the
words "We demand" in nice, large, black type.
which doesn't require "specs" to read.
•We demand." says the platform, with an ey« to
the fltne&s of things, "the abolition of the sweating
system in all trades. '
The way fanner man, with the sweat trickling
down his face as the thermometer marks 10 de.
grees above zero these days, will vote for Mr.
Mayes because he Is a humorist, if for no other
The platform again takes the bull by the horns,
as it were, and sa>s:
"We demand the establishment of municipal coal
yards, drug stores and other municipal agencies at
greatiy reduced prices."
Mr. Mayes's platform doesn't say anything about
free soda water and Scotch whiskey at the drug
stores, but that may be an oversight.
"We demand." says the platform once more,
•that the municipality acquire all the vacant lots
and lands within their boundaries tor the purpose
of erecting thereon comfortable homes to be let out
to working people," etc.
What a comfort It will be to the man who 1b
"braced" by a homeless and penniless wanderer
thesi- cold nights to be able to call his attention
to this plank in Mr. Mayes's platform, and assure
aim that if Maycs Is elected a year hanca he may
have a house of his own. with ten tons of coal in
the cellar, with a servant girl that won't take a
cent for her services, and with a gas meter that
rolls up a nice Urge charge against the rascally
gas companies- every month'
If any unfortunate person out ot a job feels it in
his bones that bo Is likely to be overlooked hj
Santa Claus this year it will be well for him to se»
Mr. Mayes and get a copy of the Social T'rjfrw
Loaa-u" platform. As soon as he b«gitn« to reidl:
he will forget all about bis bard luck.
BELL TELEPHONE CO. WITS BIG SUIT.
Boston, Dec. Justice Colt, in the United Statsi
Circuit Court, to-day decided In favor of the Amer
lean Bell Telephone Company in the royalty saf
brought by the Western Union Telegraph Cos>
par.y. The Western Union sought to recover flt.
090.000 rental* o.- royalties under a contract ba
twcea it ami the National Bell Telephone Com
pany, the defendant's predecessor, made on No
vember 1), IST». The case baa been before the
court* sine* 1883, and was mainly based upoa i
claim of 20 per cent of the profit received by the
defendant in return for the telephone business of
the Western Union, which under the contract tv
turned over to the telephone company.
OyiY TWO LYXCBIXQB 0 MISSISSIPPI.
Providence. La.. Dec. 21.— Various rumor* bars
prevailed up and down the river relative to tie
lynching of the negroes that took place at Arcadia.
Miss., on Tuesuay. .'or the killing of a trading
boatman by the came of Thompson and his wifa
and child. As many as seventeen negroes wer»
said to have been brutally slaughtered by the mob
As there is no telegraph or telephone »ration at
Arcadia, it was tSßptostbte to verify this report To
day, however, * citizen from Arcadia, said: -Three
negroes nave been captured, but only two hava
been lynched, after they had confessed to the kill
ing of Thompson, his wife and child."
BIG DEUASD FOR BRIGHT. SEW J/OA'IT.
There were a good many applicants yesterday at
the Sub-Treasury for "Christmas money"—
new gold eagles, half eagles and Quarter eagles,
fresh silver dollar* and subsidiary coins and rus
tling, brand new greenbacks of vari«tt»-NicfM>iai
nations— advance guard of the usual large
number of persons desiring to exchans«stheir worn
and tarnished money for the recent product of
the mint and the Government printing' office to
be distributed as Christmas gifts. . The rush is'n
pected to begin in earnest this morning, anal t6<»
money changers at the Treasury look tv loos
lines at their windows on Monday, although that
day will be virtually a holiday In the ftmHwsrt dis
trict. The banks have been well supplied with, the
new money, but there Is always a heavy demand
for It from the Sub-Treasury direct, i: rsH .
One of the common diseases
of children is scrofula; dreadful
enough, but not very quick.
It comes with mal-nutrition :
starvation. Not that the child
has nothing to cat; but its food
does not make flesh and bone.
Give it Scott's emulsion ot
We'll send you a little to try it yon like it.
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