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Intyre, Jan W. -to, James D. McClelland.
Henry -W. ' Unger. James Lindsay ' Gordon.
Charles E. F. McCann. James J. Walsh. Forbes
J. Hennessy. Daniel O'Reilly. John Scnawkoff
and Stephen P. Blake- -_; I
Governor, Roosevelt entered the door at 11:40
a. m. and bowed coldly U District Attorn^
Ganlljier. The latter bowed affably in response
end would clearly have shaken the Governor's
hund cordially if that official had shown the
Flfehtest manifestation of being other than in
the mood of Judge intent on deciding grave
charges. The accuser. John H Hammond, of
York, the Deputy Attorney-General who
Has had charge of the prosecutions of offences
against the election laws, was also present.
Governor Roosevelt announced that be wished
to consider first what Colonel Gardiner had said
In the newspapers of New-York regarding the
Indictment of Chief Devery for issuing his cele
brated order to the police concerning the ap
proaching election. Mr. Hammond thereupon
submitted as his first witness Amos M. Ensign,
a reporter of The New- York Tribune. Mr. En-
Eign was asked to state what Colonel Gardiner
had said regarding the Devery indictment. He
St:
I met District. Attorney Gardiner at Tam
many Hall as he was about to enter the room of
the Executive Committee, and said to him:
"What -bout the indictment of Chief Devery?
Mr. Gardiner said that he did not know anything
about it, and then he added: "Why. I have just
coma from my offlc* and they knew nothing
about it there." I told him that Chief Devery
had told me. and he said: "Why. that is an out
rage." Then be went to a telephone and appar
ently communicated with his office, for he re- |
turned to me and said: "The indictment was ,
procured by the Attorney-General and Mr. Me-
Cullagh. I wish 1 had been there. It was an I
outrage." Then he ad ed: "It was done without j
my authority. Why. my name was put on the ,
indictment without my authority." I asked him
if It w.\s a special Grand Jury, and he said It i
«-M a Grand Jury sworn in by Recorder Goff, j
that it was chiefly composed of Republicans,
and he added: 'That man Faure is at the head |
o* it. It looks like intimidation, and I do not ;
believe the Indictment could stand, because
Devery has not committed any overt act."
Then Mr. Hammond submitted Mr. Ensign's j
Interview with Colonel Gardiner as It appeared ;
In The Tribune of the following day. Mr. Bart- j
lett thereupon said to Mr. Ensign:
"Did you say that you were a reporter of The \
Tribune?"
"I did not," answered Mr. Ensign; "but I sup
posed he knew me. for I had had interviews with
him once or twice before."
"Colonel Bartlett. 1 - interrupted Governor
Roosevelt, "interviews like this of Mr. Ensign
with Mr. Gardiner appeared In other newspapers
that same day."
Then Mr. Hammond said: "Mr. Ensign, did
Colonel Gardiner say that this Interview was
confidential"
He did not." answered Mr. Ensign, decisively.
Mr. Bartlett objected to a further prosecution
Of thi6 inquiry. »nd then Mid: "Mr. Ensign, after
you had written up this interview for The Trib
une did you submit it to Colonel Gardiner?"
"I did not." answered Mr. Ensign, and this
completed his evidence.
D. C. Buell. a reporter for "The Sun," was the
next witness. He said:
I had an Interview with Colonel Gardiner In
Franklln-st.. at the elevated railway station. I
asked him what he had to say about the Devery |
Indictment, and he said he considered it an out- j
rage. He then added: "The use of my name on j
the indictment was without consultation with i
me. I consider the use of my name under the
circumstances on the indictment a forgery." He
?hen said: "Let me see, I do not remember what
paper you are on." I told him "The Sun." and
he had me say to him what I was going to say
in the paper. I told him.- and I put it In "The
Sun" just as he stated HI With; the exception of a
remark about Mr.. Faure. "^"^
Mr. . Bartlett then, • addressing the . Governor,
said. "We would have, liked subpoenas to bring
here .persons who were at Tammany. Hall when
Mr. Ensign met Colonel Gardiner there, because
we think all the charges made against Colonel
Gardiner frivolous except that which is based j
upon his talk with Mr. Ensign." ¦ ** ' • ¦
"Well, ' answered Governor Roosevelt, "you
'an submit the names of the witnesses, and I
wiji .decide upon your application later." ' ' ..
, GARDINER TAKES THE STAND. . .1
Mr Bartlett said he would like to submit cvi- j
dence that District Attorney Gardiner did '. not
know \hat Mr. Ensign was a reporter, arid there
fore did net know v. hat he said was going to be |
published.; Dhirict Attorney Gardiner then took i
the witness stand in bis own defence. He said: !
I saw Mr. Ensign in Tammany Hall; but per
mit me to say that as I left the District At- :
torney's office I met an attache of the office i
whose -name I do not rr-m»mner. and he told me '
about the Devery Indictment. I then went on to j
Tammany Hall, and met Mr. Ensign there; j
There were also in the room Richard Croker, the j
leader of the Democratic party in New-York, I
and other leading Democrats.. I supposed Mr. |
Ensign was a man from up the State. He asked
me about the indictment. I told him that, as a
matter of law. it would not hold water. I sup.
posed I was talking in a private room to a pri
vate citizen. I considered it an outrage.
. "Never mind your private feelings," said Mr.
Bartlett. "You considered it an outrage to ap
pend your name to an indictment when you had ,
not signed it."
That is it." replied the District Attorney.
"Were you attempting to influence public opin- j
ion?" continued Mr. Bartlett. ' ;
¦."I was not." answered Mr. Gardiner. .
"The Indictment was quashed, was it not?" '
It was," answered the District .Attorney, "'out
without consultation with me. I knew nothing 1
about it.'
"But," si 1 Governor Roosevelt, "the indict- i
ment was quashed after Devery had withdrawn |
the order."
Then District Attorney Gardiner turned to an- ,
other point, and he said:
You must understand,. Governor, that the '
Criminal Courts Building is crowded with re- i
porters, and that 1 have many talks with them '
which are not intended for publication. I have |
an understanding with them that interviews are ;
only to be given out in common which all .-ire to
share. My talk with Mr. Buell . was a private
one, find was not intended for publication. .
"You are aware." said the Governor to Colonel
Gardiner, "that a crime against the elective
Ewsrcise is as bad as too little for the growing girl.
It is very easy for her to overdo, and this is espe-
cially dangerous at that critical
period of a young girl's life
when she crosses the line of
womanhood. It is not an un
common thing to lay the foun
dation for years of after misery
by ueglect of necessary precau
tions at the first "change of
life." . . *
The use of Dr. Pierces Fa
vorite Prescription not only es
tablishes regularity, but it gives
health to the entire womanly
organism. It is the best medi
cine for diseases peculiar to
women because it cures the
causes .of disease completely
and permanently.
"Favorite Prescription" con-
Mas no alcohol, neither opium,
cocaine nor any other narcotic.
It cannot disagree with the
most delicate constitution.
For a number of month* I suf
fer*! with female trouble*." write*
Miss Ajraes McCowen, of i«» Bank
Street. Washington, DC. tried
vanous remedies, bur none teemed
to do me any permanent food The
doctor* Mid it wan the worst case of
ict«rc»J trouble they ever had. I de
eded to write to yoa for he'.n. I re-
CQTCu A very encomra rri n y r^-*ilv anA
V commenced trettaeat et oace. I ? lU or
\jU Prescription 'awes* before I tofw^ter anl
p^ ««*«^y improved, and i* im-
I^r. *»««'• Common Seme Medical Adviser, in
paper covers, is tent fret on receipt of 21 one-cent
etasps^to pay expense of inailiag 0.7 />. Address
Dr. R. V. Pierce, Buffalo, N. Y. *"««
For Mayor of New-York.
First Choice — — ~ i . ."'-•.
Second Choice _— — — — ¦
Voter's Name! — — — '¦ — — — -— "..: . . ':" — r.
Address — — — — —
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Please cut out the ballot and forward it to The Tribune, naming both your first and
second choice tor 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 inter
est to the plan, it is desired that each person shall select both a first and second choice. The
names and addresses of voters are asked as a guarantee cf good faith and to insure value
for the result of the voting as a true expression of public opinion, but the names will
not be published and will be treated as strictly confidential.
Address all ballots and nominations to
MAYORALTY CiPHIGN, Tribune Office, New-York.
franchise in New-York City is a crime not only
against the citizens of New-York State, but
against the people of the Nation in National
elections?"
"Yes. I think so." answered the District At- t
torney fervently.
"Did you get my telegram about enforcing the
election laws?" inquired the Governor. :
"I did not until the day after election." i>n
ewered Colonel Gardiner. "Mr. Redmond, ray
messenger at the office, said he had received it
the night before election, and had attempted to
find me. but had not been able to do so, and had
tried to find me Election Day, but had not b<»*n
able to do so."
"My telegram," said the Governor, "was In
tended to meet just such a situation as: that
created by your words and Chief Devery's or- j
der. The Mayor and the Sheriff responded, but \
you did not."
"I am not responsible for what the newspapers ,
say." said the District Attorney.
"You should have withdrawn them," said the
Governor, "and I would add that I do not think
a man is responsible ordinarily for not seeing an
Interview, but I think. in view of my telegrams
to the Mayor, the Sheriff and yourself und the J
action of the Grand Jury, you shouM have
awakened to do your duties."
TRIBUTE TO GOVERNOR ROOSEVELT.
Mr. Bartlett here interposed an argument in
defence of the District Attorney, saying. "We
do not defend Devery's mad order, but its ill ef
fect was prevented by the action of the Gov
ernor of this State."
: "It seems to. me," said the Governor, "that
District Attorney Gardiner In his Interview j
backed up Devery, and that he should at once 1
; have withdrawn explicitly his Interview."
"The finding of the indictment did no special |
good," said Colonel Bartlett, "and there was no !
disobedience of the Executive. It Is a charge,
substantially, that Colonel Gardiner made a
foolish remark."
"I did not -send my telegram to Mayor Van j
Wyck and District Attorney Gardiner in an idle j
moment." said the Governor.
Mr. Bartl»tt then cited the fact that District
Attorney Gardiner had one year more to serve.
Governor Roosevelt sternly replied: "Mr. Gar- I
diner had ample warning from me to guard his I
steps. The attitude of Chief Devery and of the |
I District Attorney was in every one's mouth in j
: New- York prior to the election, and if that was
j not enough my letters to Mayor Van Wyck and
! the Sheriff were sufficient."
"Then." said Mr. Bartlett, "Mr. Gardiner is j
charged with making seditious remarks. It
.¦seems to me some allowance should be made in
denunciation of the signing of an indictment
without his consent."
"I cannot Imagine a worse state of affairs than
existed in New-York at that time," said the
Governor.
A recess was then taken, and after it District
I Attorney Gardiner denied that he had said to
i Mr Ensign that Devery had a right to issue the I
j order he did Mr. Gardiner then said that on j
the day before the election he went to his house '
at Garden City and remained there until the
i afternoon cf Election Day, when he returned
to New- York and voted in the lid Assembly Dis- ,
1 trict. He said he rebuked Redmund and '
j O'Reilly the day after election for not bringing j
j the Governor's telegram to his attention. ,
Assistant District Attorney Henry W. Unger !
gave testimony in regard to the second charge, i
namely, that the District Attorney had not fur- j
j nished Mr. Hammond with blank subpoenas. . Mr. ,
! Unger said it was against the custom of the
j office to give blank subpoenas. Mr. Hammond
then described his visit to District Attorney
Gardiner, and that official's positive refusal to
give the subpoenas. Mr. Hammond testified
that he was delayed for two days In prosecuting
election offences by Mr. Gardiner's action in re- '
1 fusing the subpoenas.
JOB E. HEDGES GOT SUBPOENAS.
District Attorney Gardiner said he told Mr.
j Hammond to give him the names of his wit
j nesses and he would fill in the subpoenas and
'. give them to him. Governor Roosevelt brought
out the fact that blank subpoenas were given
to Job E Hedges a year ago by the District
j Attorney.
Mr. Ungpr replied that this was by private
) arrangement with Judge Werner. The Gov-
I ernor then took testimony regarding the prose
1 cution of several minor election cases. Deputy
j Attorney-General Hammond testified that, in his
j opinion, he did not receive as much aid from
j District Attorney Gardiner in the prosecution of
; these caaes as h* should have done. Colonel
' Gardiner replied that he had given Mr. Ham
1 mond all the aid he possibly could. Testimony
i was given by Assistant District Attorneys Mc-
I Clelland. McKenna, McCann and Collins in re
! gard to the election cases. Finally, Governor
: Roosevelt said: "Mr. Bartlett. the charge which
, I consider the gravest is the first one consid
ered." .
"You mean the newspaper interviews," said
Colonel Bartlett.
"Yes." answered Governor Roosevelt.
, Colonel Gardiner was then recalled, and in
reply to Mr. Bartlett, stated he had sent to New-
York for a copy of the telegram sent him by
Governor Roosevelt. He stated his memory had
been refreshed by seeing the telegram, and that
i he had found It upon his desk when he got there
at noon, the day after election; that Mr. Red
mund got it between 11 and 12 o'clock the night
• before election; that he oommunicated with Mr
; O'Reilly, and after trying to find him (Gardiner)
O'Reilly went up to see the Chief of Police, and
1 submitted it to him.
: "Submitted this telegram?" interrupted the
i Governor.
1 "Yes. this telegram," replied Mr Gardiner A
new-yoke: daily tribune. Sunday. December 2.-?. 1900.
The Governor" — How could they if It was
sealed?
Mr. Gardiner — They opened it.
The Governor— That is the night before elec
tion?
Mr. Gardiner— Yes.
The Governor — Do you mean to say they never
submitted that telegram to you?
Mr. Gardiner— No.
The Governor— And you retain them in your
office?
Mr. Gardiner— lf you glance at the nature of
it and refresh your recollection of it
The Governor— My attention had been called to
the official order from the Chief of the Police
Department of New-York, and in view of this I
called your attention to Ac fact so you would
see your duty clearly and there would be no fail
ure on your part to do your full duty in the
matter. I do not understand how such a tele
gram could be received and not be called to your
attention.
Mr. Gardiner— They could not find me.
GOVERNOR ROOSEVELT'S REBUKE.
Colonel Bartlett— lf it was not delivered to him
how is Mr. Gardiner to be blamed for that? I
mean, if his employes didn't deliver it. Now, of
course, that wasn't right.
The Governor replied.
Of course, it isn't right; it is gross negligence
by them, but that doesn't exonerate him. I have
noticed in some of the battles in South Africa
that some subordinate is the one at fault, but I
do not believe those in command claim that ex
onerates them. I don't think it does. It is the
same way here. This telegram was received at
his office saying I should hold him to the strict
observance of his duty, and the next day Oese
statements were in all the papers, which, as they
appear, are calculated to convey, not only the
impression that you (turning toward Colonel
Gardiner) approved of Devery'a order, but that
you disapproved of the action of the Grand ' y
—statements which were, I might go so far , n fh
say, incitement to disorder and fraud at th^'polis
at New-York City, and yet nothing was done Lv
Mr. Reilly or any of your subordinates to ca'l
your attention to these statements. You paid no
heed"bt*>WiSrn. didn't take the trouble to look in
the papers to flnd 'if any such statements had
been made; you never acknowledged to me that
you had received the telegram; you never took
steps such as the Mayor and the Sheriff both
took, such as showed their intent not to aid or
in any way connive at disorder or violence in
connection with the exercise of the electoral
franchise, upon which the very foundation of
our government rests.
Colonel Bartlett— Suppose it was an error or
mistake on the part of the District Attorney,
and that he should have acquainted himself with
what was in the newspapers and have denied
such reports, now is a failure so to do ground
for removal? The Governor replied:
Let me answer you, Colonel. When I issued
these c rders I did not issue them with the idea
that in case they paid no heed to them I should
disapprove of their official acts. I only issued
them 1.0 three officials over whom I had power
in case they failed to do their duty as honest
public servants at the last election. I v.ou'd
not s^r.d a letter like that to any man except I
had the power both to counsel and to punish.
I cannot imagine a graver crime against the
body politic. You remember that at the end of
the campaign that has closed appeal after ap
peal was made by certain persons high in power
— for instance, the gentleman whom you have
alluded tc as the leader of the Democracy in
New-York — by Mr. Croker. which appeals were
deliberate incitement to Hot. Mr. Croker said
once and again that the Democratic voters
should gather around the polls, and if they were
not pleased with the actions of the legally con
stituted authorities in the way they handled
the electoral return to go in and take matters
into their own nan is. It was an appeal to mob
violence.
I took no action upon anything said by Mr.
Croker or any man not in official authority. I
could not. But when what these men said was
followed by Chief Devery's order, things in New-
York City began to look crit'cal. and I fflt the
time had Pome when a halt should be called. I
do not bf-lieve a more astounding order than
that of Chief Devery's was ever issued by a
police officer in this or any r.ther country. I "felt
If such an appeal as that was issued by any
man and I was in a position corresponding to
the District Attorney, that if I did not take in
stant action to show 1 would not tolerate any
such conduct as that incited by the order I should
hold myself more than grossly derelict. No
such action, however, was publicly taken by the
officials concerned in New-York until I wrote
that letter. The Mayor then very promptly se
cured the withdrawal of the order. The Sheriff
took every* means to show that he was in entire
sympathy with me.
The only officer who took no s»tep of any kind
or sort of that nature was the District Attorney,
and that in spite of the facts that I have writ
ten in that letter— a letter which he never ac
knowledged—in spite of the fact that it now ap
pears that it was opened in his office and com
municated to Chief Devery, although they have
the very next day interviews in the papers,
which, as I have sad. are an encouragement to
every disorderly e'ement in New-York. Now, if
Colonel Gardiner knew noth'ng of that telegram
at the time, and if he did not give th'se Inter
views I am absolutely unable to understand
how he could rest until he bad explained this
matter, and cot a step has he taken until to
day it comes up before me.
SAVED BY GOVERNOR'S ACTION.
Colonel Bartlett— There is no doubt about one
thing— that the only thing that was done that
saved the situation in New-York was your ac
tion. You must remember Colonel Gardiner had
not received your telegram when it is said he
had those interviews. What is there in th"se In
terviews to convict him of the charge of disorder
and seditious elander?
The Governor— The testimony was he said
Devery had a right to issue the order.
Colon«l Bartlett— Well, that is Mr. Ensign's
version. I think it would be pretty severe to
convict Colonel Gardiner upon Mr. Ensign's
testimony alone, without other testimony. I
don't think there is any other testimony on that
point. I don't think there is enough to Justify
conviction. I think the very fact that Your Ex
cellency has such exalted powers in thla case
practically unlimited power
The Governor— It ought to be and is the great
est check upon my using it.
Mr. Bar tint— That Is what I meant to say I
aon t think that a man ought to be deprived of
what is more important to him than property
or life because in a man's administration of any
office he fails in what is as dear tO him as any
one! I don't think there is any cause to justify
such severe action that I fear Tour Excellency
might have contemplated, to put It mildly.
The Governor— I have nothing to add. , ... -,r. ¦,
Governor Roosevelt completed the hearing at
7 p. m., anil then, withdrawing, into his private
office, began the analysis of the "evidence which
had been submitted to him. At 11:15 p. m. ho
announced his decision removing the District At
torney. Colonel Gardiner had departed for New-
York before the decision was given.
During his term of office Governor Roosevelt
has removed four State and county officials
against whom charges were preferred, three
of whom were Republicans. - Those removed
were:' . - . '.- ¦ , : . :. ¦"..•."¦¦'.';
Thomas Hutson. Republican, County Treas
urer, of Chautauqua. October 17. ISO.).
¦ John M. Hulett. Republican, Sheriff of ash
lnston County. July 7. 1000.
Peter Wise. M. D., Commissioner in Lunacy.
December 20. 1000. • . ;•'••;
Asa Bird Gardiner. District Attorney of Isew-
York County, December 22. 1000.
After announcing his decision in the Gardi
ner case. Governor Roosevelt left Albany on the
midnight sleeper for Oyster Bay, where he will
spend Christmas week.
COMMENT AT THE MANHATTAN CLUB.
News of the removal of District Attorney Gardi
ner from his office by Governor Roosevelt was re
ceived In the city early last evening. Colonel
Gardiner's friends at the Manhattan Club recep
tion were among the first to get the news, and they
paid they were not surprised, but had expected it.
Jefferson M. Levy, the ex-Congressman, said: "It
was a despicable act. There was no Justification
for it. It is an attempt on our liberty."
Congressman William Sulzer said: "It is an out
rage. There was no more reason to remove Gardi
ner than there was to remove me. It is all wrong."
Councilman John T. Oakley said: "I expected it.
but It was a wrong thing to do.' 1
TBE XEWS FROM HAVA.XA
MIXED COMMISSIONS NAMED-DECREASE IN'
FEVER CASES.
Havana. Dec. 22. — A committee of Army offi
cers and citizens has been appointed to discuss
sanitary reforms and new methods for the sani
tary department, with reference to house sewer
age, cesspools and kindred subjects. It consists
of Majors Gorgas, Black, Lame and Lyster, for
the Army, and Sefiors Bustamf.nte, Alvarez
and De Cardenas, for the citizens. The creation
of the committee is the outcome of complaints
of sanitary extravagances ;uid the unnecessary
overhauling of houses in the attempt to eradi
cate yellow fever.
Xo yellow fever amonp the Americans has
beer reported for several days, and there are
In the Las Animas Hospital only ten persons,
all Spaniards, suffering from the disease.
Major Baker, the Quartermaster, and his
corps have returned from the Castillo Principe
to the second Palace, which was vacated two
months ago because of the death there of Majors
Cartright, Page and Peterson.
The Commission appointed by Governor-Gen
eral Wood for the codification of the edicts and
decrees of the Military Government and their
engrafting into the Island Code of Procedure
consists of Sefiors Vanela and Rftvilla, re
spectively. Judge and Fiscal of the Supreme
Court; Attorney Mafiuley and Judge Advocate
Major Dudley.
The enormous yield of cane is creating some
talk of a general strike among the cutters in
Eastern Cuba, and Governor-Gerieral Wood
is preparing to send emigrants to take the
places of. the strikers should trouble occur.
LAST HOXORS TO EJ-GOTERXOR WOLCOTT.
A. RAXGEMEXTS FOR THE FUNERAL. TO BE HELD
TOMORROW.
. Boston, Dec. 32. —Arrangements are practically
perfected for the funeral of ex-Governor Wolcott on
Mo odayr forenoon at 11 o'clock. The services -will
be,neld in Trinity Church, and will be conducted by
the Rev. Howard Brown, pastor of King's Chapel,
which the ex-Governor's family attend. The ser
vices Will consist only of the regular burial ser
vices by the minfeHfPe.ti'ith musical selections under
the direction of B. rit. Lang, assisted by King's
Chapel choir and other singers.
In addition to the! immediate friends and rela
tives, many c'.ubs ana societies have signiaed their
intention of attending by means of committees.
The following staff officers will accompany the
Governor to the funeral, and have been ordered to
report at the State House at 10 a. m. In full uni
form: Generals Dalton, Btood and Dewey. and
Colonel Brigham and Lieutenant-Colonel White.
The ex-Governor's own staff, together with some
relatives and friends, will act as ushers. The pall
bearers will be selected from members of Gov
ernor Wolcott'B class, '70, at HarvaFd. There will
also be twelve honorary pallbearers chosen from
among the late ex-Governor's friends.
It has been decided that the body shall not He In
state. There will be no private services at the
residence. The public offices of State and city will
be closed at the hour of the funeral.
THREE NEWARK FIRE 3I EX INJURED.
In responding to a fire alarm from .'the" Clark
lumber yard, at the Erie station, in Newark. N. J.,
last evening No. 2 truck struck a Forest Hill car
at Broad and Plane sts'. The passengers on the car
were j thrown from their .seats. The- truck was
wrecked and three firemen were injured. Philip
J {n "'. the a driver^ had t is leg broken and chest
mm n V m" Owens had his leg crushed, and
William Gould was injured about the body. Knox
was taken to St. Barnabas's Hospital.
DEATH OF OSCAR AAROXSOX.
Oscar Aaronson. the lonp distance bicycle rider,
died yesterday at the New-York Hospital from
pneumonia. He was a member of one of the teams
in the six day bicycle race, whicn ended in the
Madison Souare Garden a week ago last night.
While riding In the race he was severely injured
In a bad mixup. In which many of the riders flg
u,r F d \ H * wa s taken to the hospital afier the ac
cident, and there he was stricken with pneumonia,
which was caused by his condition. In a six day
bicycle race held in San Francisco he obtained
second honors. He was also seen In a number of
short races, some of which he won. He was twen
ty-flve years old. and was born In Sweden. He
lived in Brooklyn.
HORSE AXD CARRIAGE NOTES.
Harris & Nixon, of No. 13 West Twentj-sventh
st., who have branch establishments In Washing
ton, Newport and Providence, keep in atoclc the best
London, West End, harness and saddlery. Riding
saddles for women and men with the newest pat
ents are offered at low prices.
Van Tassell & Kearney, of Nos. 130 and 133 East
Thlrteenth-st.. and No. 123 to 129 East Twelrth
st.. display in their repository carriages of the
highest grade and most fashionable designs.
Broughams, omnibuses, victorias, station wagons
wagonettes and traps are included in one of the
largest stocks of vehicles to be seen Id thla city.
Brookwell, of No. 27 West Thlrtietb-st.. who re
cently appeared in the harness field, is making &
success of his business. Since his opening last
April he has been doing a fine trade and at present
is working overtime to fill orders.
SLO.4.Y LICEXSED J.V B AX, FRAXCISCO.
San Francisco. Dec. 22 (Special).— "Tod" Sloan
made application to-day to the San Francisco
Jockey Club, which controls the Tanforan track,
for a license to ride, and the club granted It. as ho
was able to produce a license from the New- York
Jockey Club. Should the New- York club now ra
voke his license "Tod" would be out In the cold,
but if this club takes no action then he will begin
riding in a few dr>ys. As it stands now it looks as
though Sloan will ride on any American track If he
does not apply for a license on English tracks.
LORD BAL'SMUXTS XETV PRECEDEXCE.
From The London Chronicle.
Lord Salisbury, by exchanging the Foreign Sec
retaryship for the office of Lord Privy Seal, gains
quite a number of steps in that fearful and won
' derful thing kno.vn as sorial precedence. After the
Eovfreian and princes of the blood come, tirst the
.\rchblshon of Canterbury, rext the Lord Chan
cellor, ana then, in order, the ArchDlshop of Xork,
Lord rnanrellor of Ireland. Lord High Treasurer.
Lord President of the Privy Council. Lord Privy
Seal. Lord High Constable. Earl Marshal. Lord
High Admiral. Lord Steward of Her Majesty's
Household ar.l Lord Chamberlain of Her Majesty's
Household. These are all superior to mere dukes,
however ancient their titles may be. and dukes, of
course, dominate everybody else, both peers an'l
commoners. Even a Knight of the Garter. It he
has no other title, i units below a baron's eldest
son. and the Chancellor of the Exchequer, who
may be eatd to have taken the place of the Lord
High Treasurer, has to walk behind the Master of
, the Horse.
If Handkerchiefs. °
Lace Handkerchiefs, Embroidered Handkerchiefs.
- •.
Laces.
Novelties in Paris Neckwear.
Lace Scarfs, Stocks and Collars.
Boleros with Metal Effects.
Gold and Silver Metal Cloths.
Feather Boas.
Schcabwau 06 \()k> Stxeel
NO LACK OP LEADERS
BUT TTHICH CAX SWEEP THE CITY
AGAINST TAMMANY THIS YEAB?
New-York City has grown so big that the old
days have passed away when everybody in town
knew everybody else, or at least knew who
everybody was. The Tribune undertakes to
say that there are many of its readers in this
year of grace who have never even heard of
some of the men who are nominated below for
the next Mayoralty. On the other hand, one Is
prepared to guarantee that almost every one of
the more than three hundred persons who have
been suggested for the Mayoralty in The Trib
une's canvass is a man of considerable conse
quence and ability, and the vast majority of
them are quite capable of filling the Mayor's
chair with success.
Some good reasons exist why each one of the
candidates should prove acceptable to the com
munity at large. Let us have free discussion
with regard no all of them.
The Tribune's example is contagious. In Co
lumbus. Ohio, "The Evening Dispatch." an in
dependent paper of large circulation, has begun
to take the sense of the people of that city on
its own Mayoralty by popular ballot.
All name* are n'ovr omitted from the pah
lished list except those for which at least
5 ballots have been cast and those -which
appear in the canvas* for the first time. A
complete record trill be kept, however, and
all names f**ill' be gazetted as soon a* they
have received 5 ballots. >
MAYORALTY VOTE BY EVENING OF
-. . DECEMBER 21.
Tbe following table shoe's the results of the,
balloting so far: ; • ¦• . .
mm .gl M « ?
... ,>;as-. .... . iy§ .. -.-¦... ; t - t ¦ :¦» -fg-
g- Sg, ¦¦..- ..gT.-.-Ss- .
Adler. Cbas. 5... 7 tjLane.F. B- — »
All«n. Edwd. W. — SUngdon, W....... 14 U
Allen J 8*aj... .; ;— • - M Lamo.it, Daniel S. a . J
Altmin. B*nj.... 5 if Lamoat. Daniel a. 15 J
Anderson j.F..}r. 26 Lau:«rbach, Edw. 5 13
Appl "on. it Ross 15 ¦ 1 1 Levy. Jefferson M 102 : • ; I
AsDlnaJl, Jos.-.:- 199 . 3lLockman,- Wax. ¦•••—«
& wn7 Col. Alex. — 2 Love. S«th. . . „ . ". .2.372' 1.503
Baraet. M..:; — 8* Liyman. E. M — 11
Barber. Marshall. 6 — McCaU. John A.. — *
Barnes E. F.... 7 — McCarren. P. H... — oi>
Bidwell Gee. R-. 10 .. 9!3lcCarroll.- Win... .«i 15
Blanctiani J. A- 9$ 24 , MiClintock. T. U. — 10
mis' C S..*:. -S7- 61 MeCooli, Anson G. 179 13<i
Block. Philip — S McKelwajr. St. C. 66 S3
Bowers. Geo. P.. . « — , McJ.esscn ? John. . . 11 7
Brainard. Frank. 23 122 Mathers. J05...... — . 4s
Briesen. AW... 1 — IMerrUm. A. L... 1 . 18
BrookfieW. Wm.'. 1.001 Sl2 Morton. Lev! P.. . 1 20
Brown, VernonC. 7. — ; Moore. Nicholas... 11 —
Bush Chas G... 10 — ! Morris. Robt. C. . . 7 —
Carri^iSn GR.- 1- M Ita Frank.. ... 561 S7
Carter. Ja* C... — 17 j Murray. C. has. H. . — 7
Cannon. James G. 8 - Myers Theo. w.. v —
Choate. Jos. H-. 3 S , Nichols. Wm. H.. « 1
Claflin John 29 57 Nlcoll. De Lancey. — 3
Clark 'Cyrus 23 » lies. Wm. A.... 13 —
Clarice J Proctor — 47 Oat man. Joseph... — •
Clffford J. S - Brier.. Miles M. 123 9
Cole?. BlrdS .... 777 1.338 Oloott. J .V V... - «
Ccleman J. C... 5 6 Olcott. W. M. K-. 64 76
CoUte C H T . «2 2 Orr. Alexander E. SI 208
ConeCiiaiLH::: - 10 Ovenden. Mark.... 204 27
Conklin. A. R.... 5 3 Page. J. Seaver... 2 9
Courtney, John... 30 —: Parsons. Herbert. . - 36
Coogan. James J. 13 — .Partridge, J. N... 13 5
Crane. Leroyß.. 454 40; Pec Warn. W. H.. 7 13 }
Crawford. J. W.. — 17-* . Pearsall. H. V.... — .2 i
Crimmlns. Jno. D. 148 217 Qui&g. L. E1y..... 1 6
Cromwell. Georse 172 — Reed Thos. B ... 8 1
Cutting. Robt. F. — 19 Rhoades. J.Harsen 41 *8 j
Curler T F7...1 — Rives. George L. . 10 6 ,
Dady M'j .. — 1" R« bb . J. Hampden 37 6
Dayton. Chas. W. 9 17 Roct. Elihu. . ... — ft
Delafield. J. L... 33 1 Sargent. Geo. H.. 1.464 .ft
Donald. Jas. M. 8 — ' SeMeren. Chaa. A. 600 1.022 I
Dresser. H. E... IS VSchiff. Jac0b...... 62 31 •
Earle Ferd P 29 — Seaburj. Geo. J... 556 23
Ea?an. Thos. F.. — 5 ; Sellsman. I. X.... » 7
Ellison. Wm. 8.. 1.501 llSheehan. John C.. 31 3
English, Thos. E. — 191 Sheffield. Jas R. . » 11 ,
Erhardt. Joel B. . SI 19!Shepard. E. M.,.. 5 21
Estcs. Ben] — s,slckels. David 8. . 33 — \
Falrchild. C. a.. 1S« 2S2 ' Si K el, Franz....... — 33
Fanclier C. H... 23 2 Simon. Jacob F... ft 6 ¦
Faure John P... IS S3! Simmons, J. Edw. « 14 |
Field. Jacob 6 — !91ocum, Thos. W. . 35 2,
! Fitch. Ashbel P.. 24 21 Smith, C. Stewart. S 34
Ford, John 8 47! Smith, Josiah..... 2 20
Fuller W B . — Sohmer. Wm. F. . — 3
Gayno'r. Wm. J.. S* 42!fp«lr. Louis L.... — 4S
George. Henry. Jr I 5 Siarin. John H — ft
Gcddard. F. X... 829 77'Steele. A. H 42 12
I Goodman. Ellas.. 13 8' Sterne. Simon 12 —
< Grant Hush J. . . 4 C|atlllman. James... 18 —
Greene. MaJ. C.T. — . 7 j Straus. Nathan... 2 7
Greene. Gen.F.V. 74 144 Straus. Isldor ft 5
! Grout. Edw. M... 5 — j Strong. Chas. H. . . — 12
Gruber. Abraham 2 171 Swavne. Wager... 11 2K
Gussenheimer. R. S3 62iTagliabue. C. J... — • 21
! Gunnlson. H. P.. — 1 ; T»pp*n. Fred. D.. — 11
Hacker. J. C — 8 Taxter. Henry — »
Harvier, Ernest.. 566 32 TV. mas. Samuel.. 7 0
Harriot. S. C... »• — iTilford. FranH... 242 —
Hendrtx. Jos. C. . » B|Tousey. WliUnm... 1 6
Hedges. Jcb E... « 10 i Tracy. Ben]. F.... 5 -44
Hewitt. Abram S. ?« US Tremain. Henry E. — . 7
Holmes, Thos. S. . «- —Van Catt. C 14 2
' Homer. Chas. F. . 8 2 Van former. J. R 15 —
! Hopper. laa«c A.1.574 21! Wales. Salem H-. 3 5
Howe. James R.- 1 SI Walsh. John — 18
Hurley, Wm. S.. 01 25 Warner. J. TVW. . — 12
Hussey. Thos. V. — 15) Watson. William.. — 146
i Ivins. Wm. M 13 IS Wells. James U .. 11 —
I Johnston. Robt. M — 5 White. Alfred T. 7 30
I Jullllard. A. D... 12 15 ( Whitney. Wm. C. 8 S
i Kansler. Hugo... D 1.043! W11e0x Wm. R... 22 —
• Kearay. H. 5..-. 17 —I Wilds. Howard P.. 77 14
Keating Thos. F. 53 37 Woodward. Jos. T. — 6
Keene. James R. — «l Wurster, Fred. W. 3 10
Keller. John W.. 8 721 •Miscellaneous ... 204 483
Kelley. John C. . . 13 1«!
Kon'mann.Jno. D. — **! Totals 17.106 10.328
j Kruger. Wm — 331
• 'Under "Miscellaneous are grouped vote* for non
' residents like David B. Hill. Mr. Lexow ard Warner Mil
• ler; votes for eccentric candidates. like Richard Orrfcer
and others; ard votes for men who have received less
i than five in all.
MUST GET RID OF PLATT AND CROKER.
To the Editor of The Tribune.
Sir: Tour request for a personal eholce of candi
date for the Mayoralty Is at hand. Choice, regard
less of results, would terminate disastrously: choice
based on a winning man -would be a choice from
the force of circumstance. We know that there
are only about six hundred thousand voters in
greater New-York, and over three hundred and
twenty thousand of these are Democrats, who, be
ing already in power, can hold out patronage for
continuance. We must get rid of Platt and Croker.
We must have primary nominations. »nd the latter
will work the former. Organization is the first
step, and that Independent of party. w« must
unite on some man who has the respect of the
thinking people and who has the disrespect of
Platt and Croker. The Platt element must give up
the bo 3« and belp to restore the city from a wicked
and thieving government, and Tammany must give
up Croker and *aye the great party behind it from
oppression, blackmail and corruption.
Brooklyn. Dec. 20. 1900. B. J. STUROXS.
INDORSES OEOROE J. SEAeCRT.
To the Editor of The Tribune.
Sir: I desire to add my Indorsement of the name
of George J. Seabury tor next Mayor of greater
New-York. As a man of business ability and in- '
tegtity Mr. Seabury stands pre-eminent. He has
never been a seeker after political honors, believing
that the success of his dominating principle (hon
esty) was a sufllclent reward, and this seems a
fitting occasion fee. | .-.;. »ledg* his maju* years of
THIS NAME is generations old,
signifying daring all that time the
very highest standard in piano
making.
IT IS THE piano that appeals to
the artist, critic, student and school,
1 • because of its superior tone quality.
delightful touch and workmanship
) so perfect that its durability is}
) astounding. }
{ NO OTHER PIANO is so generally
c reliable; no other so permanently
i satisfactory.
WAREROOMS.
|, • No. 11 E. 14TH ST. i
i Interesting Booklets I
/ teat tor the a • Vl as ' ,
H. N. SQURE'S SON,
Diamonds and Watches.
1 MAIDEN LANE, >. Y.
FRANCIS & CO.,
<Lat« with Everall Bros.. sth A»e.>
LADIPS' TAILORS. HABIT MAKERS and FURRIERS.
WE 60TH ST.. NEAR MADISON AVB.
Telephone 864 — 7&th St.
HaTir.* en hand * large and varied selection of th« latest
Imported material, suitable for the fall ¦•¦¦¦¦< of ISO©. I
aa prepared to make Tailored Gown* superior in »tjU and
workmanship. . . „ - . „ ,
Rg£D & BARTON,
SILVERSMITHS,
Broadway and 17th Street. N. Y.
6 Maiden Lane, N. Y. '¦
labor and effort for the betterment of the .poli#ical
and social conditions of. this city >Si&2ajZl'2i
¦ In Mr Seaburv we have a man who /ptljjsves
-that the right shall prevail though 1 **??"?
falL" and the present state of affairs demands a
man embodying these characteristics. •
New- York. Dae. 22. 1900. J **. D.. JB
AXOTBER BALTIMORE BAXK GOES DOWS
ECOXOMT SAVINGS INSTITUTION INVOLVED IX
FAILURE OF AMERICAN BANK
Ealtimore. Dec. 23 (Special) -The failure of the
\merican National Bank, of this city, carried down
other institutions with it. The Economy Saving* j
Bank, which occupied quarters to the same build- j
ing, closed its doors to-day. Russian Hebrews and j
other poor persons are the depositors. Over six
hundred of them crowded about th« doors of the
bank to-day. Some were crying, others cursing,
and at one time the crowd became so threatening j
that a squad of police was summoned to disperse
them. The directors issued this statement: "Owing j
to the fact that our cash funds are deposited in ,
the American National Bank, we have been com
pelled to suspend payment. We expect as soon as
its affairs are straightened out to pay our de
positors in full, and hope that they will only suffer
a slight inconvenience from a possible shortness of
Christmas money." .
Rumors concerning other Institutions in the build
ing elicited a statement that neither the Old Town
Building Association nor St. Vincent de Paul"3
Building Association r ould be affected, but it is
not definitely known yet what may be Involved in
the American Bank failure. It Is believed that the
Economy Bank's failure was partly caused by
loans to the American Bank. Stockholder* in the
American Bank are directors In the Economy Bank.
It Is feared the depositors will lose heavily. The
total amount of deposits Is abclut $350,000. mostly tn
small accounts of people who cannot afford to lose
j their little savings.
The failure of the American Bank also appears
to be worse than first reported Receiver Aldrieh
i and National Examiner Gri23th were busy examin
l Ing the accounts to-day. Through the good juds
| ment of Mayor Hayes. Baltimore City escaped be-.
ing involved to the extent of half a million in the
American Bank failure. In the administration of
his immediate predecessor. Major William T. Mal
ster. who was a director in the American Bank. It ;
' was the city's depository, and at one time the city
had on deposit JSM.OOO. Mr. Malster was president
of the Columbian Iron Works, which went into re
i ceivers' hands this time last year. City Finance
! Commissioner Ramsay, at the time the city was a
' heavy depositor, sent a protest to Mayor Malster.
I in which he said: "As a business laan. I consider
the continuance of this large sum of money in a
bank which, to say the least, is under suspicion by
the Government 13 not to be juatiSed. And. as one
of he Finance Commissioners of the city of Balti
more. I respectfully but firmly protest against the
making of any further deposits el the city's money
in the American National Bank, and advise that i a
bond be required from it that will Indemnify the
city against any possible lo«s by reason of having
a large amount of money there."
When Hayes became Mayor he at first demanded
that the whole amount be imnWHtety withdrawn.
Th* Finance Commissioners and others were called
Into conference, in which there was warm talk
finally ending in m decision to deposit no more
money In the Am-rican National Bank, as it would
cease to be a city depository, at « he •»*»*,«*•
year. The hankers made the plea that no Nation
bank had ever failed in Baltimore and they pro
posed to carry the bank along. Each man tn^n
pledged himself to protect the city to a certain
amount, the total reaching all ?f tha cl^'» «£>'.;
In th* bank. This was accepted, andthe city »
money was quietly but steadily withdraw*.
ARRIVALS G.V TEE TRANSPORT CROOK.
x he Army transport Crook arrives hera yesterdar
afternoon from San Joan- Porto Rio*, wttfc twen
ty-four cabin pasaeagars ami tweaty-34ven dis
charged and furlough^ «<>i i tr *, d*"??* her pas
idlers were Lieutenant-Colonel R. B. Harrison
aS family. Majors Aael Asaes and C. B. Byrn*.
surgeon. U. Si. A.
TUGBOAT EyorSEElt DTSS SrDDESLT
William Stahlln, forty years old. chief engineer
of the tugboat John 8- Smith, died suddenly from
heart disease on board the- tog in the Uppsr Bay
yesterday afternoon. Bis body was take* to Jer
isey City" Half an hour before his death be was
apparently in perfect health
DON'T TEIX TOUR WIFE
what you see in the narrow columns or The Sun
day Tribune. She may look and ftnd somethtns
; that Is -¦?•.¦: --. and of course you'll h**« M buy. it.

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