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fc jjl tbaoio xxd or nia oasvass ron
m, J) MAion of xeif tojik.
yi trlcven With AnoMsxy at III Hotel Karlr
W f Yaattrday Nornlnc-Illa Wire, and Ron at
sV Ull Deathbed Tha City linrllrd by the An-
jM-'j noancsmeat or Ills Death Frara Had neen
:V 1, Entertained That lbs strain or the Cnm-
V palan Would Oi Too Ureal Ilia Kiliauallon
"I (1 apparent While He Hi Speaklnc the Mabt
.jl I Before Ilia Death Measnses or Sympathy
dH I rrom Ilia Opponents and djinpatbliera.
IB II Slnco tho stirring tmes oftlio civil war fow
Hjl announcements hare been inoru startling to
ffllflf New York than that ot the BUuden death of
IWlfl Henry George, candidate of the Painocruey ot
liyft Thomas Jefferson for Mayor of tho Greater New
Wcr York, yesterday morning.
Ht-Ai Mr. Oeorge retired on Thursday night worn
Fj f out with the hard work which ho had been
I I Ii doing in tho canvass; but as he had worked as
III hard on previous nights and returned In tho
ih I lame condition of fatigue, It was supposed that
J. with his extraordinary rccuperatho powers he
yj J would get uo refreshed In tho niornlng. He had
ll had an unusually long; trip on Thursday night.
jA He dined at 3 o'clock in the evening with his
'faf wife and several friends of the family and
$ j then started for Whlteslone and Flushing to
"I, make speeches. On his way back to the Union
I Square Hotel be stopped at the Central Opera
' (V House, in Kast Sixty-seventh street, to make an-
( other speech. Afterward he returned to th
)r I Union Square Hotel, and as was his custom sat
If I down with Mrs. George and the men whoaro
ft i ' conducting- his campaign, and bad supper beforo
il. retiring for the night
r , The party sat around a Inrgo table tn the
' ' dining room of tho hotel. It Included Dr. J. H.
'. J Olrdner. F. Lawson Purdy, Willis J. Abbot, and
;' Charles Froderlck Adams, members of his Exec-
fc utlvo Committee: Arthur McEwan. a writer nnd
'."i friend of Mr. George's from San Francisco;
1 I m Edward McIIugh, Organizer of the Longshore-
I ' men's Union; Edward II. Curleyof the Demo-
fi- i, cratic Alliance, and John Valentino George. Mr.
I. A' George's brother. The party spent nbout half
'fi 'll an hour at the supper table. Mr. Georgo was
- i J""" pale and careworn, but did not complain of feel-
''' ,ij lng 111, At times be passed his hand over his
t jy forehead and sighed. While waiting for the
.' fl . supper to bo served Mr. George talked with
'iJ three reporters. Including The Pus reporter,
on the news of the day. In answer to a question
If of one of the reporters, ho said:
UJt "Una anybody corns forward to tell on
J C-okerl"
1 -I Thenhe added thathe wouldhavo more tosay
i regarding the charges of scandal In the cam-
I palgn on the following day, and added:
?- Ii "I need a rest, and want t!mo ti think before
Jj. , I say anything more."
v He Invited tho reporters to join him nt tho
) supper table, but they declined and left.
if Mr. George slopt in a small alcovo bedroom off
the room used by the Executive Committee of
(J the Thomas Jefferson Democracy. Tho room
I,. U i was completely filled by the led and a small
,rJfrfi washatand at the foot of the boJ. Since the
&P'h' campaign oponed he has occupied this room,
3Pl having moved up with his v.ifo from Fort
Ijj Hamilton. He retired it 1 o'clock. An hour
s later Mrs. George was awakened by her hui-
rlj band's getting out of bed. She, was used to
I this, as Mr. George was a sufferer from nervous
, dyspepsia and frequently was troubled with In-
.t-l I somnla on this account. Mrs. George asked
ill ' him if he was 111, and he said It was only a slight
If, l attack of indigestion, und ho thought bo would
ll ( ' gtt over It In o short time. Ho sat up In a chair,
f il, and Mri. Georgo said that be bad better go
'' Jj I back to bed, as be might take cold, Mr. George,
however, said he wanted to alt up for a while,
' J and told bis wife not to mind him. She got up
and noticed that he sccmod to be on tho vcrgo
of oollapso. Ho was confident, nevertheless,
.' that his ailment was only a slight one, and
II talked so reassuringly that Mrs. George was
1 satisfied that be would recover soon. Af tor he
I had sat In tho chair a while without apparent-
" ly getting better ho said to his wife:
j " Take me back to bod."
' That was the last sentence he spoke. He
M yki seemed unable to compreben.l what Mrs. George
( was saying to blm and sue became convinced
m' 111 that he was seriously 111. She pushed the elec-m-jjl
; trie call button until Night Clerk Warner ap
My, V I peared, and then sent for her son, Henry George,
Wf,4 U Jr., who was acting as his father's private sec
Bp ,j retary and occupied a room on tho floor above.
; 'lv ' Warner hastenod upstairs and soon young Mr.
I V George was at his father's bedside. He realized
t 1 I at once that bis father's condition was serious
' ", , I nd called G. Frank Stephens, a young Phlla-
W ' delphla slnglo taxer, who bad charge of the
(j truck orators and slept In n room on tho same
Mi floor as Mr. George. Mr, Stephens was sent to
i j J summon Dr. Jumes E, Kelly of 117 East Fifty-
I i olnth street, Mr. George's private physician
I If nd an old friend. Dr. Kelly arrived about
Ll I 4 o'clock.
Ij.V) In the meanwhile Mrs. George and ber son
Wof-A I werodolng all In their power to help tho suf-
Hp j! J ferer. Dr. Kelly saw at once that Mr. Georgo
H I "as suffering from nn apoptcctlo stroke and ud-
Wk' i J ministered all the known remedies, but could
D i 8 D01 rovlvo tua Patient. Mr. George was con-
LB m" eioni, but while he apparently understood
LB ' fl ll1048 wh tn""11 t0 blm UB femed powerless
9fl IBM answer At onB tlm In answer to a ques-
9M fl tion from Mrs. George, hs said "Yes;" but that
iBrVflV was bis last word. He died at 4:50 o'clock.
H ,V Young Mr. George, upon the advice of Dr.
IK'I 1 1 Kl'y, sent messengers to Tom L. Johnson, at
WDM , 11 tho Waldorf, and August Lewis, two of Henry
Mff .11 Qeorge'acloseslfrlends, and tboy hurried to (he
f I hotel. Thoy did not arrive until after Mr.
h I Otorgu'a death, however. Mr. Johnson was (he
) a"" to rrlve. Mr. Georgo died only a few
I ' minutes before be got there. Henry George,
B( 11 Jr, l,nd Mrs. George were the only members of
SfcK I Le flin'lly P"ent at the deathbed. Miss Myra
H't. ' "elly, a daughter of Dr, Kelly, and acorapan-
I'.W ' ,0D of iIr- Oeorge's dnuglitcr, Anna, accom
M'rn PMilod her father to the Union Hquare Hotel
WS II 'ie Wni1 ""wmoi". ond Blie attended to
Mn, ll" Mrs. Goorge, who was completely prostrated.
mf, A Thon8W0'Mr.(leorKo'gdeatlupreadttssoon
'. I as people began to stir around tho cltyyestcr
K1! I .. day morning, und beforo the business of tho day
K' l hd begun almost evorybody In town knew that
I J Henry George was dead. The evening news
V J papers got out extra editions announcing bis
ajJf u ' hut ltnollea th nows was In the air and
iwV! the newsboys were shouting It all over, John
M' 9 1 wnUnt George did not hear of tho dsatb of
his brother until he had almost reached tho
hotol from his homo In Drookljn. A inessago
had been sent to his house, but had miscarried.
He left homo at 8 o'clock In the morning, as
usual, to coma to this city atid tako charge of
Mr. George's personal affairs. Tho newspapers
had not yot reached Ilrooklyn, and ho camo
across tho bridge and boarded a Third nenuo
clovatod train. While ho heard the boys in
the street shouting "Extra," ho paid no more
than passing attention to them, never for n mo
ment suspecting tho calamity that had over
taken his family. Ho got off tho train at tho
Fourteenth street station, and as ho left tho
e'evatcd steps a strangor walking along tho
street, reading a paper, turned to him, and
" I wonder what Tammany wilt do now."
Mr. Georgo looked at tho stranger a moment
and. In a puzzlod sort of way, said:
" Why I "
"Why, Henry fliorge Is dead," said tho
strungcr, holding up his paper, whlih contained
tho startling Information in blnck type.
Mr. Georgo nas so startled that for n moment
he was in a dazo. Tho strangor then said:
"Well, you can't beltoro all you see in the
newspapers, anyhow."
Mr. George did not answer him, but hastened
to tho Union Squaro Hotol, and nt the bottom of
tho stairs met a friend, v. ho confirmed the re
port. The ncus uas tclegraphod to all the family
and relatives, and soon they began tonrrlvoat
tho hotel. Mr. Gcorgo's daughter Anna was at
the Fort Hamilton homo with his second son,
Itlchard, the sculptor, when they wero Informed
of their father's death. Later In tho day an
other brother of Mr. George, Thomas h.
George, who is an olllcla) In the t as bureau
ot the municipal government of Philadelphia,
arrived at tho hotol. Other relatives of the
family who wore telegm'i'ied to wero Maurice
Keed George, a broths lio Isnn ongravcr In
the Bureau of Engra lng n ad Printing nt Wash
ington, Mrs. Joseph Shoemaker, wifo of a mer
chant at Tuekahoe, N. J.. Miss Carollno Pratt
George, Mr. Gcorgo's maiden sister, who lives
with her sister-in-law, Mrs, Thomas U Georgo.
in Philadelphia, and Mrs. J. I). Chapman of
Cleveland, O., whoso husband lain tho telephone
business there.
Whon the mon who had worked 'nltb Mr.
George in the canvass began to arrive at the
hotel and learned the tragic news tho excite
ment was Intense. His frlonds gathered In ono
of tho committee rooms and discussed tho death
in low tones. There was an Informal meeting of
thosoof tho committees that wero present and
arrangements mado tor a committee to tako
charge of tho funeral. The following wero
nKsnY or.onor, tiie bov.
named to servo on this committee: Hamlin Gar
land. August Lewis, Tom U Johnson, Arthur
McEwan, LouH F. Post, and the Iter. Dr. Mo
Glynn. News of Mr. George's death was sent to the
Coroners' ofllce, and Coroner Tltzpatrlck and
bis deputy. Dr. Donlin, called at the hotel and
lowed tho body. Dr. Donlin gave a permit for
the removal of tho body, and agr-ed with Dr.
Kelly that death was caused by cerebral apo
plexy. The death certlflcato sb made out by
Dr. Kelly Is as follows:
I hereby certify that I attendi-d the drceawd from
December, 1881, to October, 1807: that I last saw hlin
alive on tbo th day of October. 18U7. at 5 o'clock
A.M.. and that to the belt or my knoHltllBe ami be
lli r the cams of death wu as hereunder w rlttrn:
Chief cause Apoplexy oerebra).
Contributory cauia Aapbyxla.
Duration of dliease Onehalf hour.
Wltneu my bund the 20th day of October. 1807.
Signed J. K. Kelly, M. D ,
117 Kan Kirty-nlDth (treat.
Henry George's physical condition when he
was asked to take the nomination was one of
considerable concern to bis family. He hnd
been at work nil summer on his work on polit
ical economy. He was an indefatigable worker,
and when ho started in spent a great deal of the
day and most of tbo night in his study. About
six weeks ngo a story wa printed In one of tbo
afternoon papers that he had had a paralytic
stroke. A reporter from TliK SlN visited his
homo at that time to learn if the story was true,
and Mr. Georgo appeared in person to deny It.
At that time he seemed t have a preoccutded
air, and tills peculiarity was noticed by other
friends n ho called on him. He denied the story
and also the statement that he had had a
previous stroke of paralysis.
When the nomination was offered to him
nome of his family, especially bis brother John,
told him that he could not endure the strain of
the Mayoralty campaign, and also Impressed
upon him the fact that it might cause bis death.
But bo was so Interested In the situation that
nothing could stop him.
"I will undertake it," said be, "if it costs me
my life."
Ills vigorous canvass and aggressive speech-
making seemed to Improve his physical condi
tion, and he told his friends thut he thought
tbo vigor of the campaign would be the means
of saving bis life.
"Ism getllug stronger every day," was what
he would say to inquiring friends when asked
how he felt.
On Wednesday laBt he seemed to suffer a re
lapse, and tho reporters who were interviewing
blm dally noticed that be was not so bright and
cheerful as usual. On Thursday he seemed to
be rolnvlgorated, and apparently was stronger
than ever. He seemed particularly well during
tho afternom, and when reading tho report of
the arrival of the delegation of Chicago Demo
crats he laughed and Joked in a hearty manner.
He was merrier oior this tlmu anything olee
that turned up In tho campaign. Ho com
plained to the members of his Executive Com
mittee that they were not giving him enough
work, and said that be was equal tomorothan
tbey bad mappod out for blm. Under his direc
tion he was billed to spoak at no fewer than six
meetings last night,
Mr, George's body was laid out last night on
a slab in the room formerly occupied by the Ex
ecutive Committee of the JelTersoulati Democ
racy. It bad been embalmed and was clothed in
n black shroud, The face looked calm and natu
ral. To tboBo that knew him In life the dead man
teemed as If ho wore sleeping. There Is no evi
dence In his features that shows that Mr, Georgo
suffered before his death.
At tho head of tho body there were already
two floral offerings, one a big wreath and the
other a floral book .made of purple Immortelles,
with tho words "Progress and Pov rty" In
white floral letters on It.
M rs, George and her daughter left the room at
10:30 Vloik last night. Mrs. George having
been with her husband's body ever since bo died.
The committee of Mr, (leurgu's friends who
Centiiud on Third Fans.
ladeeenc Urab br 1Mb Low and Ilia l.lltla nan
or Reir-leekera for the Ueora-a Vota llaat
efd tbe .'Vomlnatlan They Shed Tears,
ftnd Low Announced Himself tbe Heir
When the l)end Man Waa Hardly Cold.
Young Henry George, who bad for thirteen
yoars been associated with his father in his liter
ary nnd political work, was nominated to succeed
his father In less than eight hours after
Henry George hnd died. His nomination
was hastened by tho Indecent attempts of
Seth Uiw and leading momburs ot the Citl- I
tens' Union party lo seize the assotsand ad
minister upon tho estate. Beforo the body of
Henry George was cold, Seth Low inter
viewed himself and had his Interview typewrit- '
ten und sent out to the newspapers. Ho began
this interview with hypocritical assertions of
friendship anil respect, and concluded with a
burznrddlke grab for tho support that had been
Mr. Gcorgo's. Hero It Is:
"Tho sudden dealh of Mr. Oeorge under the
stress ot tho campaign is a great tragedy. No
soldier on tho battlefield ever gave his llfo for
his country moro truly than Mr. George laid
down his llfo in buhaK of the city of Now York.
Pure in motive, high minded, absolutely devot
ed to tbe scrvico of his fellow men as he thought
they could best bn served, ho has fallen in tha
thick of the light, battling against tho tyranny
und corruption ot ono-man power controlling a
political machine and thus depriving the peo
ple at once of their rights as free men and ot.the
control of tho government of tbe city In the pub
lic iutcrcst, I would llko to avail myself ot this
opportunity to express to tho family of Mr.
George my sincere sympathy In their lrropara
blo loss.
"During tho campaign Mr. Goorge repeatedly
recognized that fundamentally this Is a fight
against bosslsm nnd all that that Implies of
political degradation and corruption. In vlsw
of Mr. Gcorgo's death I wish, therefore, to lay
to the people of the city that I shall give myself
to this contest in their behalf with a new and
higher resolve, as though I had received It as a
last chargo from his dying lips. Setii Low."
Tho Citizens' Union managors arrived at the
headquarters in Twenty-third street at about 0
o'clock. A half hour later they began to ewanu
around tho Georgo headquarters in tho Union
Squaro Hotol. They came with hypocritical
vtords of praiso and admiration. Wherever a
little knot of Georgo men gathered, one of these
Citizens' Union men would force his way In and j
try to crcato a sentiment for Low. Tbey were I
succeeding fairly well when typewritten copies
of Seth Low's interview were brought In by
tome of tho newspaper men and were shown to
the friends of Henry George.
From that moment not one of tho Low men
bad a respectful hearlngoven. Tbe Indignation
aroused by this Interview was unbounded.
"Well," said one George committeeman,
"what more could you expect! They treat
Henry Georgo as tbe soldiers treated our
Saviour. Didn't thoy cast lots for our Saviour's
clothes before his body was cold I"
" That's right," said another. "They are llko
a flock of vultures."
The principal menin this flock at tbe time this
remark was made were Joseph Larocque,
Charles Stewart Smith, Henry Whlto of the
Garment linkers' Union, and some of his assist
ants In the James Reynolds end of the Citizens'
campaign. These men were making such an ex
hibition of the selves as has never before been
seen In n political campaign In this city. They
actually shed toars in the hopo of influencing
Henry Gcorgo's followers. With every tear
there was a pica, "Indorso our man; indorso
The Campaign Committee of Mr. George's
party met shortly after Mr. Low bad given out
his interview. It was an informal meeting. It
was held In a room near w hero Mr. George's
body was ljlng. There were present besides
members of tho committeeabout adozen of tho
warmest personal friends that Mr. Georgo had.
To these men who had had a real affection for
tho dead leader tbo situation was extremely
painful. They would gladly havo stepped out
of It ontlrely and dovotod themselves to the
paying of a proper respect to tho memory of
their frlcna. Hut they had a duty to perform,
and they knew that In performing that duty
they could only bo carrying out the wish of the
leader himself, who was dead. It was some
time, howovcr, before they could bring thorn
selves to talk of his successor. First tbey dis
closed his funeral; then tbey discussed in
formally the sltuntlon.
While they were talking the messages of con
dolence began to nrrlvo from all parts of the
iviimlrr fndt. nt these messages urand them
to do their dutj. The burden of them was the
expression that Mr. George used In many of his
speeches: "Men may die, but principles will live,"
Tho messages urged that tho principles for
which Mr. George stood must not be permitted
to fall because tho man who stood for them was
no more.
A suggestion that Mr. Low should be the heir
to the nomination was frowned upon and re
ceived with angry exclamations. Mr. Low's in
terview had been socn. Tho feelings of every
frlond of George had been outruged. Thoy
would not hear of such a thing. Telegrams be
gan to come In that advised the nomination of
Mr. George's son, nnd this suggestion mot with
Instant favor. Mr. George's son had been so
closely associated with bis father thut almost
every man who knew his father knew him.
Nothing was decided on ac this Infor ' nl moat
ing, nor was anyof the people from the Citizens'
Union permitted to he beard. They were not
even admitted to the floor where tbe meeting
was held, but thoy swarmed in tbe corridors be
low, which were crowded with George's fol
lowers. After tho Informal meeting a formal one was
called to order. Willis J. Abbot, the Chairman
of tho Cnmpalgn Committee, prMlded. Thero
were present Dr. John II. Glroncr, Charles Fred
erick Adams, lately candldato for Chief Judge of
the Court of Appoals on the Jeffersonlan ticket;
E. Lawson I'urdy and Charles O'Conor Hen
nesey of the committee. Outside of tbe com
mittee theio wero Tom Johnson, Albert John
son, his brother; Charles W, Dayton, candidate
for Comptroller, and his law partner, Mr. Swift,
end August Lewis, who hnd been a friend of Mr.
Georgo and had aided him in the publication of
his books for a great many years past.
When the formal meeting was called to order
it was doclded to Invite all the George cam
paigners who were at band to come In and ex
press their sentiments regarding the situation.
About forty of them responded, and most of
thein made short speeches. To a man they were
In favor of continuing tbe tight for the princi
ples for which Mr, G orgs had stood Jeffer
sonlan Democratic principles, they called them.
They repeated the phrase, "Men die, but prin
ciples live," ami tboy arguod that, come what
might, the fight could not possibly be given up
now. Those were tho men on whom the Citi
zens' Union cappers bad been at work. It was
u noticeable fact that none of them mentlonod
the name of Seth Low as the successor of Mr.
Georgo on tho ticket.
After these men had expressed their opinions,
it was formally docldod by the committee that
tho tight should continue Then more ot the
telegrams wero read, nnd almost every other
one recommended tho nomination of young Mr,
Oeorge to sucoeod his father. Finally Tom
Johnson suggested that young Mr, Goorge be
named Immediately, It waa arguod that the
numinutton of Mr. George would probai.ly lesson
tho complications In regard to tut ballot.
His namo being the namo as that of
his father, perhaps it might nnt bo necessary
to havo even paster ballots, becauso slnco his
father's death ho Is tbo only Henry Goorge.
The suggestion of Mr. Johnson met with instant
favor with ovcry member of thorommlttco. Mr.
Dayton also was in favor of it. llo said that ho
thought it was the only thing to do under tio
circumstances. Ho said that ho believed that
young Mr. Georgo would stand for his fnthor's
principles, nnd would carry out his father's
promises. A vote was taken, and It was unani
mous for young Mr, Georgo.
Whllo this decision was being reached Mr.
iArocqtto nnd Charles Stewart Smith had called
on Mrs. Georgo and expressed sjmpathy with
har In hor bereavement, Tboy wro outside tbo
door of the meeting room, waiting tn go bofore
tbo commt tco and uso their influence to cap
turo an Indorsement for Low. Their presenco
thero was known. Thoy wero Invited In. Thoy
both shod tears. Mr. Lnrocquo read resolutions
of so-called regret that tno Cltlruns bad ndoptod
with the ldenof Influencing tho (icorga mon. Ho
read them in a shaking volco, thnt might have
been affecting hud not tho purpnsoof tho tears
and the emotion bocn no very obvious. Tho
reading was received tn sllcnco by tho members
of tho committee. Nnt one of the men said any
thing nbout tho action of tho committee, nnd
Mr. Larocque tnd Mr. Smith loft tho room not
tho wher but highly pleased with tl cmsolvcs at
what they thought would prove a successful
They had hardly reached the foot of tho stairs
when tho door of tho loiumlllro room was
opened and tho news of Mr. Geor,ro's nomina
tion was announced. There wero fifteen or
moro representatives of afternoon nowsnapers
in tho ball at tho time, nnd in tbo wild rush
they mado for telephones thoy nenriy knocked
over Mr. Larooquo and Mr. Smith. Sonio of
them shouted back nt them ns tboy ion, "It's
Henry Gtorgo, Jr." Thojawsof the Low men in
the corridor dropped when they hoard the news,
and they sneaked off.
Young Mr. Gcoroo was Informed of his nomi
nation by Tom Johnson in tho corridor of tbo
hotel. Mr. Johnson himself was bo full of emo
tion that he could hardly speak. He took hold
of Mr. Georgo by tho two shoulders and blurted
"They they they havo nominated you for
your father's place."
Young Mr. Georgo hnd not expected It, and
he turned pale at thu announcomont. For a mo
mentor two ho was silent; then he said:
"I will accept tho nomination, nnd Ipromlso
if elected to carry out all the promises my father
has made. I stand for tho principles for which
he stood. I pledge myself to carry them out."
Mr. Johnson went bnck to tho rommlttco
with theso words and tho meeting Immediately
adjourned. Tho members of tho committee who
were seen by tho reporters talked freely. They
I declared thnt the nomination of young Mr.
Gcorgn was an Ideal one, and that no other man
stood so truly for tho principles for which tho
eldor Georgo had stood as did his son. Thoy
Bpokeofoung Mr. George's ability In his fa
ther's lines ot work; of his integrity, and of his
deep sense of tho obligation ho hid nssumodln
taking his father's placo i n the ticket. They
said that his nomination meant the upholding
of the kind of Democracy for which his father
had stood. It was those principles, nnd not the
ni m, that tho party had been working for and
would continue to work for.
Efforts wero mado to get from theso men
somo expression of their opinions regarding tho
grab ot Seth Low for tho Georgo vote. Most of
thu men wero too disgusted to say anything.
Charles Frederick Adams said with emphasis
that It-would not twtd good taste for him to ex
press an opinion, and ho said with equal empha
sis that tho party stood as It hnd stood, for Jef
fersonlan Democracy, nnd that Mr. Low had not
had tho slightest show to securo its vote One
otheroftliu committee, when ho wn-asked for
an opinion, said: "Phew! Don't let's talk about
It. It s too tiresome. As for tho claim that Mr.
Low is tho heir of Mr. George, or that Mr.
Georgo over Intended that Mr. Low should get
any votes, 1 can only refer sou to Mr. Gcorgo's
last speech, a part of which was printed In The
Su.x this morning. Hero is what ho said:
"'About Mr. Low, let me dourly und most
emphatically state that I do nut ask any mnn
to vote for him. Wo aro both reformers, but
there is an Immeasurable distance between no.
He is n.n aristocratic reformer. Ho would have
reform of bis own ordering. I am a Democratic
rcfurmer. I would bavu tho reform, and only
tho reform that peoplu order.'
"This last speech of our dead leader ought
to Bottle once fur all tbo absurd and idiotlo
claim of this man. who hadn't tbo deceucy to
pay proper respect to tho dead, to tho support
of any of Mr. Oeorgo's friends. We have no
uso for him. Wo never had any use for him.
Wo bmo a great deal less uso for blm now slnco
the exhibition which he und his friends made ot
themselves to-day."
if r.vcr ar.oittiE, jii.
The Mew Head or the Ticket or tbe llemoeraej
of Thontaa JrnVntun.
Henry Goorge, Jr., w ho Is to succeed his father
at tbo heud of tho ticket ot the Democracy of
Thomas Jefferson, Is tbo oldest son of his father.
Ho was born nt Sacramento. C'ul., on Nov. 3.
180X His education began in tbepuhllc schools
of San Fruncisco, but lung before it was finished
his father withdrew him from school and Bet
him at work in a printing olllcc. He enmo East
In 1880, und since then has lived In Brooklyn
and New York, In 188:1 he went to England
with his futher and acted bb his father's privnto
socretary. After their return he Joined tho
editorial sUtf of Truth, a Now York dally news
paper. Later ho became tbo assistant of JamoB
Utdputh, tho historian, inthoolllco of tbo.Yorfi
American Iltvitw.
Whon Henry Georgo founded tbo Stanilard to
bo tbe advocate ot tho single-tax movement
Henry George, Jr., was mono Its managing edi
tor. In 18UI he left thu Standard to become,
tho Washington correspondent for a Byndlcato
of Western newspapers. In 18'J1! he spent six
months In England ns correspondent for several
American papers, to which be contributed letters
on social and political questions. In 18U3 bo
went to Jacksom Mr, Ftp., as managing editor of
tho Florida Ctt..n, Tno ycais later ho retired
from that paper I uuctm his futher'ssocretury
an i assist in tho lutlslonof the now book on
polltlc.il economy which his father had noarly
lie is engaged to be married to Miss Marie
Morel IliUh, daughter of Capt. E. D. Hitch of
asxbout hut y.oir.
Cearce a In tho Trades Unlans Wilt Vota
Tor Ilia Son or ror Tracy.
If anyof tbe managers of tbo Low campaign
hoped that the deuth of Henry George would
bavo thrown George votes into the Low camp a
canvass of tbo labor headquarters yes erday
would havo dispelled this hope. None of the
George men who wero seen yesterday nt Claren
don Ha'l or other labor assembly rooms was
wllllr ,o accept Low on any terms. When It
was announced that Henry George's son would
be placed on the ticket In his father's stead most
of them eclarod that the) wero moro than ever
determined to vote tho George ticket.
Georgo Wu blngton Jones, who has charge of
tho George labor headquarters at Clarendon
Hull, snlillasteiening thnt by had not mot
Oeorge man ulnio I be death or Mr, George be
came known whuwoti i vola forLow. '1 he lat
ter Is regarded ns mld-bloodcd und unsympa
thotlc, und Ills dialslom. In building trade tils
putea which were r-fcirod to him were very un
popular, This, lidded to tbo fact that there has
always been troubln with uon-unlou men at tho
Columbl.t Uuheislty buildings, has mads Low
unpopular, especially with the building trades.
James J. Dal), delegate of the tllo layers'
unions, who Is assisting Jones, said:
"Not u single George ote will go to Low.
Now that young Gcoige is nominated ha will
get tho votes his father would Urs iscslvsd,"
xo oTiina now aoatxst tam
jtaxt, mm r-oir laid jiahe.
Politic Has Rarely Heen Ro Abounding n
"prctaclo a tbe llentb of Ono Candidate
Tor Croat tinico Followed by Anntlier'a In
atnnt rnbllo Clamor "I Am Iho Heir."
Tho citizens of Groater New York witnessed
yestcrdar a political npcclaclo which will bore
memhored for many years ns tho astounding
foaturo of this camnalgn. Henry Georgo had
been tload but n few hours when Soth lw und
his campaigners began an organized movement
to appropriate tho George vote. Tho press
bureau at Soth Low's headquarters rushed
ahead at full speed, grinding out statements
that Seth Low was Henry Gcorgo's natural po
litical heir.
Tho statements woro handed to representa
tives ot afternoon nowspapers friendly to Seth
Low. Tho tiienina Pott rushed to thorescuo
anil printed articles with tho headings, "Low,
Gcorgo's Heir," and "Gcorgo's Last Words His
Attitude Townrd Seth Low." Tho Mail and
Uxpreia also took Its cuo from tho Seth Low
press buroau and quoted Henry Georgo as hav
ing said, "If I thought I could not win, I would
say, vote for Seth Low." Othor ovcnlng news
papers friendly to Soth L'iw followod Instruc
tions In the tamo line.
Whllo tho both lxiw press burcnu wns grind
ing out theso statements tho gallant though
misguided soldiers in Henry George's camp
wero lifting )oung Henry George Into the sad
dle so lately occupied by bis father. No cam
paigner had anything jcstcrdiiy but tbo kindest
words far Henry Giorge. Whllo differing with
blm on political nnd economical questions, all
spoke of his gentleness nnd his probity. It was
left for tho Soth Unv boomers to nltcuipt to
steal the mantle of Henry Georgo for Low.
Seth Low's campaigners utleroil n falsehood
when they declared that Mr. Georgo desired his
followers to come to tho rescue of Mr. Low. In
tho very last speech of Mr. George ho Bald:
The mnjorlty of men of the city havo no
reason to know whether Crokor's man. Ynn
W)ck. can talk or not. They don't know
whether he Is a real man or a dummy man, and
this you are asked to vote for. It is nn insult
to Democracy and to American citizenship.
Then there is Mr. Low. About Mr. Low let mo
clearly and most emphatically stuto that I do
not ask any man to vote for him. Wo aro both
reformers, but thero is an immeasurable dis
tance between us. Ho Isnn aristocratic reformer.
He would h.ivo roform of his own ordering. I
am a Democratic reformer. I would havo tho
reform, and only tho reform, that tho peoplo
Compare tho foregoing with tho utterances of
Seth Low:
"In view of Mr. George's death I wish to
any to the peoplo of the city thnt I shall gl
mjself to this contest In their bi-hair with n
now nnd higher resolve, us though 1 had
received it as n last charge from Ills djiug
Seth Low's statement nnd his hungry bid for
support from Henry George's followers Is on nil
fours with tho conduct of Jako Worth at tho
Oriental Hotel last summer. Supremo Court
Justice Osborne was dead. Gov. Black, who
bad tho appointment of Justice Osborne's suc
cessor, was at tho Oriental Hotol. This was on
a Saturday night. Justice Osborno was to bo
buried tbo following day. JaLo Worth, Seth
Low's present champion in Brooklyn, got to
gether his friends nnd bombarded Gov. Black nt
tbe Oriental Hotel on thnt Sat urduy night, ask
ing tho Governor to appoint Hugo Hlrsih In tho
unburlcd Justice O'borne'a place. Gov. BUck
was very angry. Ho waited until tho proprie
ties permitted tho filling of Justice Osborne's
placo. nnd then appointed Jcso Johnson.
Seth Low's conduct was i.lso exactly like that
of another of his lmnmcrs. Supremo Court
Justice Randolph II. Muitlne diod several years
ago ono afternoon. A Pus representative wai
sitting beside Gov. Morton in the Executive
Chamber at Albany nt the time. At 3 o'clock
Gov. Morton received word of tho death of Jus
tico Martlno. Twenty minutes latorGov. Mor
ton receive I by telegraph nn application to bo
named as Justlco Marline's successor from ono
of Seth Low's present boomers. Gov. Morton
showed this man's telegram to the representa
tive of Tun Si'j in confidence or tho man's
name would ho pi In cd.
Yet Seth Low and his campaigners, so they
declnre, aro In this movement for principle.
When tho iintl-snip Domocr its weront Syracuse
in May, ISO.', every man present put his hand
on his heart and declarer! that he was In that
movement becauso ho wns actuated by prln
clplo. Yet those antl-snuppcrs wero tbo hun
griest ofllcescokors tho SUtoof New York has
ever seen.
Picked IP Ktrry lli-t Tbey Could et Last
.Mgbt at Odil on Low.
Tho Low bettors woro shut up most effec
tually last night, .loo Vendlg, the bookmaker,
hnd boc-n at tho Fifth Aemi'j Hotel eurly In
tho evening and among other offers said ho was
ready to wagor '2 to 1 thut Low will receive
mure otes than Tracy. Thvrswvcre no Tracy
bettors thero nt tho lime. A little later threo
mon with IO,0)0 which they wanted to placo
on Gen. Tracy iigniuxt Low urried. They
wero told of the odds olfcrcd and thnt thero wu .
plenty of Low money at the Mpiropolo. Tboy
went to the latter hotel und soon let It be Known
that they would llko to bear sonioquotutloiis.
Nonowas forthcoming. They pent scouts
lilt among tho bookmakers und betting men and
tried to get Botno offers of Low money. Fiii'iliy
Hilly KdwardB rounded up George llitniiinii, a
bookmnkcr, who offered $1,000 lo iJMio, taking
tho Low end. His offer was Biiuppcd up In n
moment, and ho was naked for moro, but de
murred. Thla wns tho only hot which tbo Tracy men
wero ublo to get for mora than nn hour. Tbey
uskod Vendlg for odds, llo offered none,
Charles Heineuinii was not uiixIoiin to make
any Low liels. Neither was It. J. Dean, whon
bhort whllo beforu hud ngrced In bet 5-1,000
ngnlnst irTfiO on l,ov. (ins liithlll wmiti-il to
bet on Truey. Tube Wnll refused to bet nt llrst,
but finally ugrcid lo take $1,000 ugiilnst iffiOO,
No more money ut theio odds being outnlii
nble. thn Tracy nun offered lo raise the odds
to si-OOO to $1,000. Thoy wero ilnully nblo to
pluco a bet at700 tnW.oOU witn n man named
IliigKiitt. Then ono nt (Ki to 1,000 with Jninos
White; Ktiolhcr nt h,-)0 io iH.000 with Jamos
Kuhn; still another nt 1M0 to I00 with A. N.
Jacobi, nnd it Utile, one of $05 tu 1-100 with a
mini nnmcil Flelshniier. (irorgo Fcithvraton
of the District Attorney's ollii-o iniido nil theso
bete. Thero being no moro Low money obtain
able at any odds or on eon terms, the Trucy
men retired, but not belnro Kiwtherbton bud bet
Dock Commissioner lv. C O Brlen a dinner for
seven thnt 1-ow will not curry an Assembly
district of tho city.
Mr. Foalhorslon nnd his friends announced
thnt they will bo at thn Fifth A enue Hotel thla
ovcnlng with IP'JO.OOO to bet on Gen. Tracy
against Seth low.
To Upset tba Law and lo Paato Until Lom'a
nnma Oter Henry Urorca's.
While the Low men wero In their scramble
yesterday for the Henry Gcoige vote, Edward
M, Shcpurd came lo their help with this valua
ble opinion on tho luw which forbudu the past
ing of t-etb Low s linuio over Henry George's on
tho ballot:
The provision of sub. 1 of hnc. Oil, thatwhoro
a vacancy exists it shall not bo lawful for the
party committee t nominate- u cundldnto of an
other party or Independent body, I am clearly
of the opinion Ii olij. It 1 n prepoatorously
unconstltutlonal position that nny cnndlduto
can no disqualified for nomination or support
by a party lommltlce becauso he has been
named by another party. Ihe decision of the
Court of Appeals In Iho Albany Poll e Bosrd
ciish, Katbbone vs. Irth is, In my opinion, de
cisive on that question.
Iba Talk of tbe Town,
Simpson's naw Loan Omco and Bala Dapoilt Vaults
1411 Wast aid sk, saar Uroadwa-rfg.
And Called Low Traitor What la It Sow,
When, r0r thn Traitor, II ntaba Tracy t
Tho Ucpubllcon cnmpalgn managers of Gen.
Tracy's canvass observed yesterday with moro
or less Interest tho fright of tho Now York Trf
bunt ocrthoeu)osuroof lis motives in trying
tostnbtlcn. Tracy nnd United States Circuit
Court Judgo William J. Wallace tho chief can
didates ot tho Iteuuhllean parly at noxtwook's
election. The Now York IWoiine attempted to
make ntnends to Judgo Wallace, but tho Hcpub
licn Stuto campaigners who havo Judgo Wal
lace's emvass lu special charge did not appear
tobogr Icful. Thoy said that the Now York
7Wbuie had long slnco lost nil Influence, cither
for good or ill, nmong tho HepubllcanBof the
Emplro State. Tho Now Y'ork Tribune con
tinues to spoak of Soth Loa ns n Hcpubllcan,
and continues its stabs at Gon. Tracy in evory
political line it prints. When Seth Low re
signed from tbo Republican party In 1888. never
to return to It, tho Now Y rk Tribune of Juno
"", 183d, had this editorial comment on his
Ex-Mayor Low, who remained on tho fence through
out tho campaign ot 1884, and sent a meagre-con-trlbuiion
to tho local Uepubllcan Committee a day or
two after election, Is less deliberate In the proscnt
canvass Ho has nnnouno-d with commendable atoo
r.ty that the platform of tbo Uepubllcan Convention
la not In a -cord with the speeches which ho delivered
In Saratoga lat September aud agalu In Brooklyn
lait Kebru try, and, consequently, that bs cannot sup
port It. It 1, of course, potilblo that Mr. McKlnley
and hli ateclnti ot the Committee on Platform did
nnt pay sutr.clont atti'ntloa to Mr. Luw's two speeches
on the subje-t of tho tariff. It may havo been a s"rl
ous error of Judgment on their part to Ignore thn
young ex-Mn vur's eloquencn on these two occasions,
and to construct astra ghlforward platform of tholr
own lu favor of protection of American Industries
and In nppoililen to tho fr e trade tendencies of tbe
UiMimcratlu pariy. Whether they acted wisely or
unwlely In dlseardlug the Jugijlery of phrases which
Mr how u ould liav p considered stateimanllkr. It is at
Inut consoling toViiowthst he Is not lobe a mystery
man .n Ilroolil n polities thla time. Knur years ago
h h ould not open his lips from June tu November to
let the people of bis town know whether their JIajor
wasaltepublhnnornot. Ills vote was tlnnlly cut
for Mr. Ulalue, aud his llttla campaign subscription
followed It; but hli deliberate and Inexpllcablo
alb nee had misled thousands of voters nnd done
much harm to the lu-publlcan cause. The open hos
tility of Mr. Low to tho party this yrarnl.l bolus
intschlerous than his tn acherous sllonce and care
fullj eoneealed support proved fourjears aRo.
Thoro waa a time win n we n Ranted Mr. Low as a
man of unusual promlneueo tn the politics of the fu
ture, lie reeil id hearty support from theso columns
w hen he waa the leader of tho refurm movement lu
llrouklyn. Even when his studied silence respecting
bis position In tho Itlalne Cleveland canvass waa
working barm to the party which had elected and re
elected him oa hts onn platform we refrained from
speaking unkindly of him. preferring to put tho
most charltablu construction ou his Ineomprehenslblo
conduct. Tho tlmo has now comu when Mr. Low
should be dismissed rather more brusipiely. Tbe
reason aftlgncil by hlmfor remalulngneutiat In lt-t4
aud at lust depositing a silent veto for Mr. Illalun
without nldlug him lu the least, was suiraensltlve
conscientiousness. He had teen elected Mayorona
non-partisan platform, and did not consider It proper
for him to let auyhody know bow ho was going to '
vote, although allowing everybody In his town to
suspect that he distrusted Mr. Itlalne.
Conscientiousness, In like manner. Impels 1,1m now
to w Ithdrasv f rom tho Republic in party becauso Its
platform Is not In accord with twoof Ms speeches.
Mr. Low's aspirations ought cot hereafter to lead him
outside of Sunday school, lie Is designed by naturo
as a Ant-rate Sunday school politician.
Gen. Tracy Is tho Republican candidate for
Mayor of TlrchterNew York. Hols tho candi
date of the party which In Greater Now York
territory last year cast 290,000 votes for Will
iam McKlnlcy. und carried New York county
for a Hcpubllcan Presidential candldnte for tho
first time In tho history of that party. Yet tho
Now York 1'rlbunc has Joined bunds with tho
Democratic newspapers In efforts to stab Gen.
Tracy In the interests of Seth Low.
Caabler Hunts or.Verr York LlreSmaahM J. D.
I.euvltl'a HUuder.
Theodore M. Bnntn. ca-shlcrof the New York
Life Inmiranco Company and formerly Its treas
urer, replying to certain charges made by a
lawyer nunicd John Brooks Leavitt, tothoeffect
that Senator Piatt demanded and received, ut
onotl e, $30,000 from tho New York Life, In
return for securing certain favorable legislation
for the company, said yesterday that Leavitt
wnsa millciousand unqualilled liar.
Tho wider publicity that is given to this state
ment, tho better pleased Mr. Bantu will to.
Here is his statement, dictnted for The Sun
yesterdny afternoon:
"Tho statements this day published, pur
porting to bavs been mado by Mr. John B.
Leavitt at n public meeting last night, charging
Senator Thomas C. Piatt with making n demand
upon this company for money, nnd detailing
incidents connected thcrowlth nnd tho payment
of fcuch monev, nro wholly nnd unqualifiedly
false In each nnd every particular,"
After dictating the above, Mr. Bantu said: "I
don't know this mnn Leavitt from Adam, nnd I
necrsaw Senator Plait in my llfo. Il seems to
mo that Iicuvitt bus wilfully mado use of some
thing with which Senator Piatt could havo had
nothing to do. toslandor blm and toretlecl upon
this company.
"In 1P77 John F. Smyth, then Superintendent
of Insurance, caused an examination of set oral
New York insurance companies to bo made.
Tbe New York Life was ono of tho compinica
examined. When tbo examination was com
pleted, Smyth ordered that tho companies pay
tho cost of the examination directly to tbo ex
aminers, Instead of lo tho Compl roller of the
Stnto. It should bo borne lu mind thnt eveij ex
amination of an Insurance company ordered by
the Superintendent of Insurance Is paid for by
tbe comp my. This particular examination rost
this company 5-ao.OOO, and wo paid for It ns
8m; tli directed.
"In Mnrch. le!)7, charges wero preforrcd
against Smyth for causing these examinations .
to bo paid for ns they wero. Ho wns heard and
acquitted. The New York Llfo has never had
any other similar experience, and thli one oc
curred in 1877, when Senator Piatt was Just n
plnln, everyday business man In Owego, as I
found today when I looked up his biography.
Therefore, ho could havo hud nothing to do
Willi that examination, nnd ho has certainly
never asked anything of this company since
Ilia Ural Portrait, b Hlniarlr.
" In view of Mr, aiorge't death, I irinh, there
fore, to any to the people of the city thnt I nhall
gii-e in '.tell to thii contt f in their behalf u-ith a
new and hither renvlve, an though I hail re
ceived if aa u taut charge from hi dying lipa,"
From Seth Low's statement on the death of
Henry Ueorge, the shocking ogotiam and pre
sumption of which resulted In the Instant re
jection by the Goorgo men of proposals for the
nomination of Low.
A allonnl 'llirorluus.
The Brooklyn Young Republican Club, which
has been Hepubltcun In name only for several
years, camo wllhlua fow voles tho other ulght
of Indorsing thu cnudlducy of Gon. Benjamin F.
Tracy for Mayor. 'Ihe majority of the club
whli h decided tu support Soth Ixiw issued an '
nilrtruss to I lie Uepubllcan rulers ol Brooklyn.
The ineuiiHlbii'iiclas of Iho urgumcut of this
apuoal forote8.ir Indicated In thu following
BniiiplesUleiuenlbsoleetcd from It:
'yiiesllutu of iiatlouul or Slulo politics have
to-du) no proper Place in Iho selection of candi
dates tur our municipal nillces. nor in tbo prao- ,
thai administration ot our municipal business.
"Tbesurrendir of our fun city to Tammany I
rule m ould bo a national nilsfortuno."
V, IT, E. W, I
Tolo. Yolo Yolo.
A Br - Look.-j'roat" collar. .adv.
Bourko Cookran's Groat Plea J
for Gen. Traoy. "j
Bryanism lo Be Fought at This '
Election. -
Rprrch or William HI. Ivlnt. Who rre.lded-,
Tbo Great Hall Packed br Tremrndooa
Audience That Went Wild with Enthusiasm
Over Ihe Fllxbta or Rlouenrs and tilting
Narraam or tbo Bpeabara Touching Trib
utes to Henry tiaorxo Low's Grab at
tha tlrnd Crorca'e Vote Pretences or tba
Clta Cnndldata Thoroughly Kiposeut Ureat
Queatloua Which He Haa Lert Cntouchttt
In Ills ttagernraa to Gain OBleo Tbo Caun
trx and Ha Prosperity till Threatened by
thn Perils or Urianlsm Gen. Travy tha
Only Man to Heat Tommnny and SiakA Hew
York's Position Clear Ills Election Con .
ndently Predicted at a eirrnt Maaa "
Meetliir at the Urand Centre.! Palace. jl
I With cloqtienco unsurpassed and surrounded J
I by a cheering multitude, which by tbo power of
i speech ho swayed as tho wind sways tba 4'1
trees in tho forest, Bourko Cockran, tho ji
, Democrat, laBt night renewed tho pledge 3
! for national honor thnt he made last year and '
I took his stand, solid and unyielding as a sturdy '$
onk, beside Gen. Benjamin F. Tracy, the de
fender of national honor In this campaign, tha '(
I candldato of tho party that savod tho nation's ',
I honor n year ngo,
I It was a memorablo meeting. It was tho
I greatest meeting that has been held by any
party for any candldato during this
I campaign. Packod to the doors by a
crowd whoso enthusiasm needod hut to bo
stirred to become almost boundless, tho
Grand Central Palace presented a picture the
. counterpart of which could seldom bo found,
even in a national campaign. It wns at once a
I sight to 1111 with confidence of victory the loyal ,
llrpubllcans who stand with Gen. Tracy and to ,
I striko consternation to tbe crew of Mugwump ,
1 Democrats who aro sailing Soth Low's ship of
I destruction.
Alternately tho orator hud this crowd roaring
with laughter or cheering enthusiastically as
' ho darted sharp shafts of sarcasm nt thode- 1
famcrs of Gm. Tracy or nroso to flights of II
cloqucuca in his defence. For an hour u
nnd a half he held them. A dozen, yes, twenty
times. In tbo courso of bis speech ho hid
half tho crowd on their feet, roaring, whooping,
howling, cheering, -ml waving flngs. hand- -,
kerchiefs, hats nnd umbrellas nnd anything r
else which they had. They wero scenes not '
common in a municipal campaign; they were
scenes such as aro most often seen ut national J
conventions, when crowds uro swept with en-
thuslasm for somo popular favorlto of tho na
tion. Bourko Co. krnn's speech wns great. It
wns convincing. It was nn argument from first
to last, and an unanswerable argument from
tho standpoint of o try loyal Republican.
Tho main hall of the Grand Central Palace, r
with Its rallcrlcs and its wings, is tho largest
meeting place in tho city of Now Y'ork, with tbo 1
slnglo exception of Madison Square Garden.
At 8 o'clock It wns filled to overflowing.
Tho stairways lending up to tho hall wero
crowdod with peoplo who could not get in, Tha
two wings wero Jammed hacg to tho wall. Tha
galleries wore as full as thry could be packed.
The boxes wore all full, and It was this crowd
thnt at o, few minutes after 8 greeted Mr.
Cockran ns ho stepped out on tho platform. I
It was awolcomo such as fow mon hivobeon
privileged to enjoy. 1 ho enthusiasm swepfe I
over tho crowd like the waves over a rolling J
beach. Beginning with the clapping ot hands I
nnd stamping of feet, It was followed by i
tho wildest of cheering, and almost as ono
man the audience was on its feet shriek
ing and shouting its welcome. For a full
minute nnd a half thero was no let
up in tho demonstration. Then as the
general uproar died awny It was followed by
uioro orderly cheering, and finally, nftor Mr.
Cockran had acknowledged tho honor paid him
a half dozen times, it died away altogether.
William M. Ivins was tho first speaker, and I
thn man who called tho meeting to order. Ho I
hnd been speaking hut a few minutes when r
there was u repetition of the scene that fol- f
lon-d tha cntrancu of Mr. Cockran. It camo
with tho arrival of I nitod States Senator
Thomas C. Plait and Mrs. Piatt. Thuyhada I,
box on the left of tho hull midway tho length of I
the building. Their arrival was noted instantly
by the crowd, and I ho uproar followed. Itdldnoi
ccaso until after Senator Piatt bad arisen and
bowed his acknowledgment. Then Mr. Ivlna
was pcrmiltcd lo piocecil with his 6peccb. Mr.
Ivins said:
Luiikh ash GnsTLKMrv ash Fellow Citi- -t
zi.Srt: lopen this meeting with bowed head j
nnd wllh rlnccroil sorrow, for Henry Goorgo
wjs my friend. Ho wua In its best nnd truest
m ne i friend of man, and u kindlier heart, a
sweeter temper, and a moro lucid mind wero
ncer given to any one llo hnd In him In
I larger incuurotluin nny muni h.ivo over known
I in public llfo that bpurk of divinity which Is
the full of awiclni'is lu tho soul, which kupt his
heart true and which mado of blm -tribune of
the humnKi noil the lowly as ho wm-tlio gruui
opllmhtlo oiffi of thn peoplo. "Vo ui.ij nd
mini and lou lhoo with whom we do not al
ways ngrce, and niiirh iih most of us feared the)
political und rocial consequences of his tcoc:.
lngH, if es,er I hey w',ro In bo put into pruellcj,
wc icipeeled his "In cr'ty und admired bis liur
nctcr, knowing thut no honeotcr nun, morally
or Intellectually, walked mining us. lh"a
trails will bo tuneinburcil as long as tho linuio
of Ileurv Georgo Is known, and Hint will ho -o
longusthel.nlorj of political liter.il uro endures.
All that will bo lorgollen uro tho incoherent J
uttciiinees of his lust ituys, when Iho hand of
death was cuslln.' Us rtlcntlcii bIiiuIow across
Strangely ""'' uriliaptilly. however, this
meeting was mlb'd for Iho purposo of hearing
whut ono of imr giouli-t orator has to sav
not with regard to him who bus gono, bat with
regard to thu doetrinet Hut suriivo blm. We
rn-ard thoo doctrines in f mil, und hellcvo that
if they bo r.trricd oulluoiir roeial .mil polltio.il
llfo ll mean" Un ti-r to Iho Stuto und disaster
to tho nation, us well uj ruin to ourclty. In
' hi.lij.ll) there n no tlmo in tho midst of battle
to wait. Tho tight mint co on, on tho principle .
that survives, although tho mim Is dead. It
was not hH principle iilou-. but it wus tbo prln
"ipio wliich .lands behind und runs out luto and
lluds Its culmination In Hr)uulam.
The nuesllon w'lh which we are now con.
fronted J. piuencuiy tbi-- Whut isthere.ult,
whut Is the turoct, uol u-ly upon our oily, but
what is tha result and elloct upon our rltate
I and upon our natlou of the douifiiiition-of tho
suocess-of those principles which aro ropro
iented by Wlllicm J. Bryan and of too pria-
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