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11« ONE CENT LAST EDITION. ~ VOL XIII.—NO.~~ 3816 - JERSEY-CITY, 8ATUUIXAY7~0~CTOBER 26,'~i90L ~ " PRICE ONE CENT~ JAMES M. SEYMOUR Sketch of the Demo cratic Nominee for Governor. 118 USEFUL^ CAREER. Starting Life As a Machinist He Fills Many Posi 1 tions of Trust. H ' -' WORK FOR NEWARK ayor He Saved the Tax payers’ Money From Spoilsmen. LABOR’S STAUNCH FRiEND Many Ways in Which He Has Benefited the Honest Workingman The life of James M. Seymour, the Dem ocratic nominee for Governor of New Jer sey, is a striking illustration of the pos sibilities for advancement which this country affords a young man at energy, industry and honest convictions. In no other country is it possible £>)r a man to rise simply by hts own wotjC-h and merit from the machinist’s bene* to the Gov ernor's chair of a great Commonwealth. Mr. Seymour was born iq^New York and received his early education In the pub lic schools of that ci|*f. When still a youth he was apprenticed as a machinist to the NoveKy Yron VVorks of New York —a’oi-t-sehis time in that plant, at that time the largest machine shops in the country. When he had served his appren ticeship he had shown such talents and ability that he was advanced to the en gineering department, and there complet ed a term of service as a draghtsman. Jis desire to be completely equipped In every branch of his chosen profession led him to obtain a position on the Erie Rail road. in order that he might acquire a thorough knowledge of locomotive work and he took up ail branches of the subject, including that of a locomotive engineer. When he had completed this he was placed at the head of the designing de partment of the Newark Machine Com pany. During the war or tne Rebellion it was not alone the man who shouldered a musket and went to the front that suc ceeded in putting down the Rebellion. There were many men In the ordinary pursuits of life who rendered the gov ernment Invaluable service and without whose aid the war could not have been prosecuted to a successful issue. Mayor Seymour was one of these men. and. al though he wears no button which tells that he carried a gun and burned pow der. he rendered the government as much valuable service as the men who wore the blue and carried the Stars and Stripes to victory in the territory south of Ma son and Dixon’s land. In 1SG2 the Sharp Rifle Manufacturing Company of Hartford. Conn., received a contract for gun machinery for the Span ish Government armory at Oveido. Mayor Seymour was selected to superin tend its construction. Subsequently ne was engaged to prepare drawings for the machinery to be used in making guns for the Boston armory, and reported the prog ress of the work twice a week to gover nor Andrews, the war Governor of Massachusetts. At this time patriotism ran high and Mr. Seymour, like most men of the day, thought it was his duty to go to the front and tight for the preservation of his country. He started to raise a regiment and was meeting with exceller.c success when Governor Andrew heard of liis intention and insisted that he should abandon his Intention of going to the front. The Governor pointed out that the government needed men of ability in i's civil service and as no one could be found to take his place he could be of far more service to his country in the work he was then doing than in leading a regiment •gainst the enemy. Mr. Seymour then returned to tins state and was made general superintendent of the New Jersey Arms and Ordnance Works at Trenton. While he was in charge of these works an attempt was made by the company to reduce wages, j but Mr. Seymour raised such objections to the scheme and declared that if the reduction was made he would resign nls position. This firm stand by Mayor Sey- j mour prevented the reduction, and as a token of his loyalty they presented him •with a silver service, which he still re tains in his possession as a kind remem brance. In I860 Mr. Seymour became the sen,or member of the engineering firm of Sey mour & Whitlock of Newark, which has been continually in business ever since This firm has never reduced the wages of its employes and a strike has never oc curred in its factory since It was started. Mr. Seymour began his political career m TIM when he was elected a Democratic member of the Newark Aqueduct which lias since been abolished. In 18«t> t hi'e a member of the board, which had then become the Hoard of Street and Wa ter Commissioners, lie introduced a resolu tion abolishing contract work, contending the profits which, went into the pockets of the contractors ought to go to the men who did the work. HIS contention result ed in an increase pt wages of workingmen which through his efforts they enjoyed Jurir" his connection with tlie Board. ■*lt was while' in the Board he intro dueed a resolution giving all employes, including laborers, a Saturday half-holi day, which he kept in force during his term of office, and which, through his efforts, resulted in the closing of public and private business at noon on Satur days in this State. When, in 1888, the general government decided to send a commissioner to Spain to ascertain what class of American ma chinery was best adapted to the various localities of Spain, President Grover Cleveland selected James M. Seymour to the mission. Mr. Seymour, however, was unable to leave his business interests in this country and his son was sent in his place. In 1891 Governor Abbett appointed Mr. Seymour State Supervisor of Prisons, which position he held from 1S91 to 1894, and while Supervisor his interest in be half of honest labor was made manifest by his insistment upon the enforcement of the law that all goods made in the State Prison should be plainly and con spicuously marked '^lanufactured in the N. J. State Prison,” for the protection of honest labor against cheap prison work. He was nominated in 1S93 for Alderman by the Democratic party in the Eighth ward of the city of Newark, then, as now, overwhelmingly Republican, and cam* within 36 votes of election. The following year he was appointed by Governor Werts a member of the State Board of Educa tion and is still a member of that Board, having been reappointed by Governor Voorhees. air. Seymour received the Democratic nomination for Mayor of Newark in 1S94, and, although he led his ticket by nearly 1,000 votes, he was defeated, but in the following year he was nominated for member of Assembly and carried the city, but was defeated in the entire county. In 1896 he was again nominated for May or of Newark and received a plurality of 8.363 over Julius A. Lebkuecher, who had defeated him two years before. At this election the Republicans carried the city of Newark by 1,764. Two years later he was again elected Mayor of the City of Newark by 3,738 over John C. Eisele, an ex-Aesembly man and very prominent in labor circles. In that year the Democratic ticket car ried the City of Newark by 198. When Mr. Seymour was first elected Mayor of Newark, the firemen were re quired to do carpenter work, painting, repairing of fire wagons and apparatus, plumbing and other work for the Fire Department. Mr. Seymour insisted that firemen should only do fire duty, and should not be required to do work which would in any wise conflict with other trades. In the winter of 1899 the Board of Edu cation of the City of Newark decided to close the night schools, because of lack of funds. Mr. Seymour vigorously ob jected, and demanded that the night schools be kept open in the interests of working boys, and secured the transfer of other city moneys to the Board of Education for that purpose, thus en abling the night schools to be continued. He was again re-elected Mayor of the City of Newark in 1900 by a majority of 2.669 over Richard C. Jenkinson, who was then President of the Newark Board of Trade and a leading manufacturer 'of Newark. In that year the Republican ticket carried the City of Newark by 1,913. Mr. Seymour succeeded, after much ef fort, in securing the vestibuling of street cars for the protection of motorroen in bad weather. tjn LtctODer a>, tsernaru aaiimiej, who was then a laborer working in the Chester avenue eewer in Newark as a plumber’s helper, at a point about 25 feet in depth, was entombed by the earth giv ing way. After much effort by those present his rescue was about to he aban doned when Mr. Seymour, who was then at his home, was notified of the fact. This was about 8 o’clock in the morning, nevertheless he immediately went to the place and found that Mananey had been entombed all the preceding night. Mr. Seymour lost no. time in planning for the rescue and superintended the work him self. He ordered planka and had an in cline made beginning about 40 feet from where Mananey was, and worked to wards him so as to keep the earth from falling in, and by skillful management and continuoua labor, without leaving his post, succeeded in rescuing Mananey between 7 and 8 o’clock in the evening. As a token of labor’s regard for Mr. Seymour he received in 1898 the rare dis tinction of being made an honorary mem ber of the Newark Typographical Union No. 103, a branch of the International Typographical Union of North America. In the spring of 1901, at the time of the machinists’ strike throughout the coun try, Mr. Seymour refused, to permit his firm to go into any combination, and was the first employer to give his employes ten hours’ pay for nine hours’ work. While the Spanish-American War was in progress, many of the soldiers having left their wives and families in destitute circumstances and dependent upon charity for support, Mr. Seymour urged the call ing of a special session of the Legislature for the purpose of appropriating money for the care of these families. in me winter ujl row auu wei mour established a relief station in the city of Newark for the support of the poor and succeeded in relieving thousands of the suffering poor, without any assist ance from the city government. It was during the same winter, when hundreds of men, scantily clothed and out of work, were compelled from necessity to walk the streets of Newark at night, Mr. Seymour applied to the Board of Street and Water Commissioners for the use of the old Sec ond Precinct Police Station on Morris & Essex R. R avenue. The request was re fused. He then asked for the Summer avenue bath house; that was also re fused. He then asked if there was any suitable place where he could have Li shelter these poor men, and was told he c*uld have the dog pound. (This place was exposed and unfit even for dogs on a cold winter's night.) Rejecting this in human offer, he applied to the Common Council and procured an appropriation of $500 to be used for beds in lodging Houses, rnd afterward procured a second appro priation of a similar amount for the same purpose, and In this way succeeded In having proper shelter provided. In the summer of 1S97 the children's free excursion had been practically abandoned for want of funds. Mr. Seymonr said; "The children shall not be disappointed, they shall have their excursion if I have to go out and raise the money myself.” which he did and gave the children the largest and best provided excursion that ever left Newark. A striking demonstration of the good work which Mayor Seymour did for tho people of Newark Is in the matter of j asphalt pavement In 1895 the average 1 cost of asphalt paving was 12.68, in 1896 • $2.66 8-10, and In 1897 *2.36 4-10. During these years the specifications of I the Board of Street and Water Commis sioners having read that “Trinidad Lake | Asphalt” should be used, the company | controlling that brand had a monopoly and no other concern could bid on the \ work. During 1897 Mr. Seymour took the matter up with the Board and In 1898 suc ceeded In having the specifications chang ed so as to open the dpors to competition. This was after a long and bitter fight and resulted in reducing the average cost of laying asphalt In 189S to $1.56 8-10. With such a record as this It Is no won der that Mayor Seymour is so popular I with the citizens of the State in all walks of life and that the banker, merchant and professional man will cast their bal lots for him next month. IBS. M'PHEBSON'S WILL ‘‘Disagreeable” Testimony to Be Carefully Excluded. | The proceedings in the contest of the i will of the late Mrs. Edla McPherson by i her only child, Mrs. Edla Muir, were con ; tlnued before Judge Elair In the Orphans' j Court yesterday afternoon. They were of a most routine character and no sensa tional testimony was disclosed. In arguing in support of an objection to a portion of the testimony of a wit ness Counsellor Thatcher expressed the , hope that the opposing counsel would not j insist on going into ‘‘disagreeable mat j ters.” ; Mrs. Elisa Lucas, a colored woman, tea* | titled that she had been in the employ ; of Mrs. McPherson at Washington, D. C., and had moved with her to No. 331 Lex ington avenue, New York, where she died. The Muirs lived in the neighbor hood and the relations between them and Mrs. McPherson, the witness said, : became very friendly. When the Muirs j sailed for Europe Mrs. McPhersan kissed j her daughter and eon-in-law. That night, I Mre. Lucas said, Mrs. McJPherson re . mained up all night and in the morning l she complained of feeling unwell. That ! day the will which is being contested was ; drafted and it was signed the following : day, March 25. i The witness said th^t Mrs. McPhersan did not care much for her relatives and on one occasion on being told that one of them had called exclaimed: "Dam it; is she here again?” The hearing was continued until Friday, November 8. i DINNER TO MR. E. F. C. YOUNG Board of Governors of Carteret Club Returns a Compliment. The Board of Governors of the Carteret Club gave a dinner to Mr. E. F. C. Young last night in the clubhouse, a return compliment for the dinner given to them by Mr. Young a few weeks ago. It was purely a social afTair and there were no speeches. Vice President John M. Jones presided, with the guest of honor at his right. Around the table eat:—Messrs. George T. Smith, Michael Murray, ex Judge J. D. Bedle, Colonel John J. Toffey, William E. Grattan, Dr. Charles Cop pinger, Theodore Gubeiman, Henry W. Devitt, Ernest J. Heppenheimer, J. Throckmorton, D. Starts, R. M. Packer, Charles Sch'.egel, Forrest Heath. E. P. Clark, Edlow W. Harrison and J. Warren Hardenbergh. An excellent dinner was served by Steward Tyree. There was one toast of fered to Mr. Young and afterwards the party went upstairs to the entertainment given to the ladies. SUING FOR COMMISSION Asuit against Councilman August Be wig, in which Architect Philip Bremer hoff of Hoboken is the plaintiff, was be gun before Judge Collins and a jury in the Supreme Court yesterday. Bremer hoff demands five per cent, commission on the cost of the alterations of the building at the northwest corner of River street and Hudson place, for which he drew plans in 1SS8. Besson & Spohr re present the plaintiff and Marnell & Fal lon the defendant. WEST NEW YORK MEETING In West New York tonight there will be held a Democratic mass meeting. It will take place at No. 77 King street. The speakers will be L. T. Cowle, an eminent ly respectable citizen, who has hitherto been allied with the Republican party; Assembly Candidates John J. Treacy, Kil lian V. Lutz and John Dennin; Joseph Smith and J. Emil Walscheid and Gere miro Jervolino. YOUNG REPUBLICANS’ BALL The Young Men's Republican Associa tion will hold its ninth annual ball and reception on Monday evening at Columbia Hall, Ocean and Cator avenues. The en tertainment committee has spared no ef forts or expense. Special attractions have .been arranged for the evening. Handsome prizes will be given. Among them will be prize waltzing and a cake walk at 11 F. M. BEAUTIFUL CAMBRIDGE SPRINGS Cambridge Springs Is a health and pleas ure resort, actually makes people well and happy. It Is the "Bethesda of the Middle West." The Erie Railroad’s book let, sent for the asking, tells interesting ly about it. On application to D. W. Cooke, G. P. A., New York City, or C. E. Ross, City Passenger Agent, Jersry City. FIRE ON GROVE STREET At ten minutes past five o'clock this morning fire box No. 23 was pulled by Policeman Harrlgan" for a fire in the three story brick building No. 163 Grove street, owned by Mrs. Meeker and occu pied by William Sweeney as a saloon and dwelling. The building was considerably damaged. lAFOURMi MUSICALE The second monthly concert of La Fourml Dramatic and Musical Society will ! be held in Lied erk ran z Hail this evening, j . . /. ' t ESSEX ALL SIGHT “Journal's” Lie of Defec tion in the Democratic Banks Nailed. NO DISPUTE OVER MONEY Seymour Men Contribute to the County Committee Campaign Fund. The "Evening Journal" of this city gav* another demonstration of the desperate straits in which the Republican managers And thmeslves at this time, and in JJS endeavor to stem the Seymour tide which is rapidly rising and threatens to over whelm their candidate for Governor, re«, sorted to the most brazen falsehood. In, an article by its Newark correspondent, the "Journal” set forth that the Demo cratic party of Essex was being rent by a war between the friends of Senator Smith and those who advocated the nom inatlon of Mayor Seymour before the con vention over the custody of the campaign fund. According to the “Journal’s” story the Seymour men were refusing to con tribute to the County Committee's fund and claimed that they should have the handling of the money. Mr. James R. Nugent, Chairman of the Essex County Committee, is the member of the State Committee from Essex coun ty, and was at headquarters in the Hotel Washington today. He was shown the "Journal's" article and he said:—“There is not a word of truth in this, and I told the correspondent of that paper so when he called upon me in Newark. I told him that the leading men who were Sey mour men before the convention had con tributed to the campaign fund and had paid their contributions to the treasurer of the County Committee, to be disposed of under the direction of the County Com mittee. Of course there may be a Sey mour man or two who has refused to con tribute and you will find them in every campaign, but I have not even heard of them. “There Is no truth in the statements which the Republicans are still circulat ing of defection in the Democratic party of Essex. We are all united and ar,e to gether working for the success of the Democratic ticket. The Republicans know this and that is what is worrying them." Colonel E. Livingston Price of Newark, a member at large of the State Commit tee, who led Mayor Seymour’s fight for the nomination, was shown the article and characterized it as false. He said there was no foundation for any such statement, and declared that the greatest harmony prevailed In the Essex Democ racy. STATE LEADERS MEET Senator Smith Attends Meet ing of the Democratic State Committee The. Democratic State Committee met in the Hotel Washington this afternoon. The members of the committee present were:— At Large—William B. Gourley, Pater son; James Smith, Jr., Newark; E. Liv ingston Price, Newark; William C. Hep penheimer, Hoboken; Howard Carrow, Camden. Atlantic, Robert L. Warke, Atlantic City; Bergen, Luther A. Campbell, Hackensack; Burlington, Eckard P. Budd, Mount Holly; Camden, John A. Smith, Camden; Cumberland* Samuel Ire deil, Bridgeton; Essex, James R. Nugent, Newark; Gloucester. Bowman S. Cox, Paulsboro; Hudson, Edward F. C. Young, Jersey City; Mercer, Michael Hurley, Trenton; Middlesex, Oliver Kelly, Ms tuchen; Monmouth, David S. Crater, Free hold; Morris, Willard W. Cutler, Morris town; Ocean, William J. Harrison, Lake wood; Passaic, Louis F. Braun, Paterson; Salem. Robert Gwynne, Salem; Somerset, William J. Keys, Somerville: Union, Pe ter Egenolf. Elizabeth; Warren, Johnston Cornish, Washington. When former United States Senator ELECTION PRINTING ♦♦♦♦♦»♦< ■ THE - JERSEY CITY NEWS. 111 [A number of rolls of Uncle Sam’s green and goldbacks were seen handed to City Collector Robert Davis In his private office this morning. They were In bunches ranging from $20 to $200. There were so many that they excited curiosity among the Collector’s many callers. One ven tured to ask the meaning of it. The Col lector drily replied that it was money which had been sent out to meet wagers alleged to have been offered by over en thusiastic Faganites over Mr. Fagan's chances of election and refused with i thanks. The Democratic leader declares that the outlook for Smith carrying the city by a big majority is extremely bright. James Smith entered the room he was re ceived with applause. He gracefully ac knowledged the salute and retired with Chairman Gourley to the latter's private room. In addition to the members of the committee a number of influential Demo crats were at headquarters. Among these were Senator Lewis Martin, who appear ed as proxy for Lewis S. Iliff, member from Sussex; ex-Assemblyman Oliver Blackwell of Hunterdon, Allan Benny of Hudson, Alexander C. Young of Hudson, and C. Meyer Zulick of Monmouth. Pre vious to the meeting the members and the. visitors gathered in small groups and dis cussed the situation. The most glowing reports were received from the various counties and the general feeling was one of hope. Every one felt assured that Mayor Seymour would he elected. The meeting of the committee was strictly a business one and wa. confined entirely to a consideration of the details of the campaign. Conservative reports from the different members were most en couraging and led to the belief that Mayor Seymour will be elected by a handsome plurality. ‘Mr. Warke, the member from Atlantic, said that the Democrats would carry his county and elected their candi date for State Senator, W. B. Louden slager. PADDED "REGISTRY LIST Fifty Names Found Which Are Supposed to Belong to Tramps. For two days the police have been In vestigating the causes of the heavy regis tration, and they have found that there are more than fifty names on the books that cannot be traced. Chief Murphy gives it as his opinion that the registra tion books are padded, but accuses no one as responsible. Two arrests have been made. William Taylor, 83 years old, of No. 102 York stret, was arrested charged with registering il legally, and Bernard Lennon, a saloon keeper of No. 301 Washington street, has been arrested charged with perjury un der the Election law. Lennon registered Taylor by affidavit In the Second dis trict of the First ward. Taylor was got ten out of his home on the last registry day by some electioneers and registered himself in the Seventh district of the First ward. He afterward learned that he had registered in the wrong district, his residence being in the Second district. He did not learn his mistake any sooner than Lennon did, and the latter took the liberty to register the man by affidavit in the district in which he lived. This Lennon did without investigation. Tay lor, Roundsman Higgins learned, had lived in this county only two months, and was, therefore, not eligible to vote, and Taylor was arrested. Lennon was also arrested for taking a false oath. Both were arraigned before Police Jus tice Hoos in the First Criminal Court this morning. Taylor proved to the satisfac tion of Justice Hoos and of Chief Murphy that he had no criminal intent and he was paroled. Lennon was placed under bail in the sum of $1,000 to appear before tne Grand Jury. In selecting policemen to investigate the registry lists Chief Muruhy has been careful to pair a Republican policeman with a Democratic policeman, so as to avoid any accusation of injustice to either party and the work is being done witn fairness to ail. The Chief this morning said that of the fifty odd namt suspected of being placed on the books in padding, the majority are those of tramps who registered the last day of registration and have since left the city, to return, the Chief says, to sell their votes on Flection Day to the highest bidder. The authorities have been suspicious since the last registry when the enormous registration was shown, and every effort is to be made to prevent illegal voters playing a part in the election. HUDSON CITY RATIFICATION The Democrats of the lower portion of the Hudson City section will ratify their ticket at a mass meeting to be held at Gantzhorn’s hall, No. 143 Beacon avenue, tonight. The speakers will be Killian V. Lutz, Police Justice James J. Murphy, Candidate for Assembly John J. Treacy, Mark Sullivan. George McEwan. and Can didate for Assembly Carl Schumann. A big Democratic ratification meeting will be held at Gantzberg's Hall, upper Central avenue, tonight. The speakers will be Charles Egan. P. Kenny, Edward Rice, Leon Abbett, Maurice Marks. Carl Schumann, Gustav Klingenstein and Ar thur M. Gray. ______ NINTH WARD MEETING TONIGHT A meeting of the Democrats of the Ninth ward wil! be held tonight in Phillips Hall. Mri John J. Voorhees will preside. A num ber of the candidates will address the gathering, WATT.ERS OF FACT. Pavonia flrerd of Canned Tomatoes, extra large can*, and filled with red. ripe t imatoes. wholesale at D. E. Cleary Co** atores. Ask jferocftr for *•»« IN THE EI6HTH It Now Looks Like a Demo cratic Victory There. FAGAN TO BE SCRATCHED Republican Leader Tells Things That Look Bad for the G. O. P. The political situation in the Eighth ward has changed in the past week and the prospects o£ a Democratic victory are extremely bright. One of Mr. George W. Decker’s former associates who helped Mr. Decker to success about a year ago, aired his opinions on the campaign this morning. “The Republican majority in this ward,” said he, "will be very small if the party wins at all. Who is Fagan? No one knows what qualities he possesses save the bosses who discovered him in the wreck of political timber. Why not have a representative business man for the place? Do the bosses picture Fagan as being a strong candidate? “Watch his run in this ward, the so called strongest Republican ward in the county. There are about two hundred and fifty Republicans in our ward who did not follow Decker’s footsteps when he deserted the ranks of the independents. There were about fifty pap hunters who did flop over with him. While we in dependants do not endorse the Demo cratic candidates nor do we intend to vote for them, we have decided that the Re publican ticket will not get our votes. You see how this will work out. Fagan and Decker will be scratched. Fagan be cause he is weak and unsuitable, Decker for the reason that he turned traitor and deserted his friends. If there ever was an Ingrate, Decker is one. Think of a man to rise to a respectable position on the shoulders of his friends and then kick them away. “We know of hundreds of Republicans here who stood for Decker when he made his fight for clean politics. Nevermore will we do that. This fellow will be the worst licked candidate in the bunch. “I feel confident that Mr. Smith .will be elected without a doubt. Fagan can't beat him—he is too weak. We hear of how Fagan is to be the Mayor if he is elected. What pure rot that is! Picture Fagan the Mayor! I had a talk with a leader a few days ago in which he told me that Fagan would be an independent. I then asked him about certain things Fagan would do if he were Mayor. ‘My dear fellow,’ he replied, ‘Fagan can’t do those things; his hands will be tied.’ Then I got him on record. He spoke of Fa gan’s independence and then turned around and said his hands would be tied. This comes from a leader, too. "The time is not ripe for a Republican victory here. I fear that that time wil! never come with the present bosses In control. The people are not fools. They realize that a continuance of the present administration is far better than turning the city over to an untried bunch with a Mayor of no ability or tact.” Tills opinion from a Republican gives the Democrats of the ward hope. The committeemen have made a thorough canvass and they count on the best of results. They have discovered that there are about 250 Republicans who have not registered while every Democrat is on the list._ WHAT SMITH IS. Employe of Sixteen Years - Tells the Bell Associa tion. John Voorhees, a refined young colored man, said that he had been employed un der Mr. George T. Smith, the Democratio candidate for Mayor for sixteen years. “1 know what kind of a man he is,” said Mr. Voorhees, “and I came here purposely to tell you. If you all knew Mr. Smith you could not resist speaking in his be half as I am doing. He is a man who, when he meets you, and knows you, wil! always speak to you. He is not merely friendly* at times, but always so. It makes no difference with him what you are or how you are dressed. I say this because I know it is true. Mr. Smith is not a poor man as you probably all know. But Who can blame him for not being poor? He is a man of sterling quality, if there ever was one. His kindness toward work ing people as well a$ toward all others with whom he comes in contact is always the same. He doesn’t look upon working people as some men of means do. He never regards you as beneath himself. 1 want to say right here, and I feel that no man who knows Mr. Smith can truthfully say otherwise, that he is, in the truest sense, a man of the people. Hon t permit any man to tell you that he is not. If enthusiasm counts for anything the meeting of the Thomas E. Bell Associa tion. the only colored Democratic organ izatlon in the Eighth ward, held las. j night at its headquarters. No. 422 Jackson j avenue, demonstrated that colored voters in the Eighth are going to cast more j Democratic votes on the fifth of Novem- j her than they have ever cast before. The Republican leaders of the ward, realizing that the meeting would make inroads in their ranks, endeavored to keep the col- | ored citizens away by distributing cr.eu- ; lars for a colored Republican meeting to j be held on the same night at Bethel A. j M. E. Church, on Bergen avenue, near Virginia avenue. The upshot of the fight j was that three-fourths of those who at- ; tended the Republican meeting were ; women while the Bell Association had an enthusiastic attendance of men only, many of whom will east their first Demo cratic vote for George T. Smith for May or. Mark Pagan was on decfc at the Re publican meeting and, as usual, he had j his “Glad hand” with him. but as he met more women than he did men, he didn't win many votes with it. At the Bell Association meeting Presi dent M. Williamson acted as chairman and P. Kelso as secretary. Among the speakers were Counsellors John Griffin, Charles C. Kelly, James W. Donnelley, Jr., and A. P. Hall, John Voor hees of Newark, Thomas E. Bell, J. A. Walker, Joseph A. Allen and Edward Archer. All the speakers were loudly ap plauded. In describing tha situation among the colored voters of the ward Mr. Bell said:—“The colored people have been ac customed to voting the Republican ticket because they have been led to believe that the Republican party will look after their Interests. As a matter of fact the Republicans have done absolutely noth ing In the way of helping colored citizens. When the poor colored man wants as sistance where does he look for it? Doe« he And any Republican who will help him? No, they will have nothing to do with him. All that they want Is the col ored man’s vote. The Democrats have done a great deal for the colored people in this ward and they are deserving of the oolored vote;” A. P. Hall, another colored speaker, who is employed in Wall street, New York, caused some amusement when he said:—"I have heard that Mr, Fagan is an undertaker. We don’t want to elect him Mayor because we need all the un dertakers we can get to bury the dead." Mr. Hall then told a story of a hawk and a buzzard that be recalled from hie child hood days on a plantation ■''down in Nassau.” An old buzzard was sitting silently on a. rickety fence rail when along came a hawk. All the small birds in the neighborhood flew into a thicket nearby in fear of the hawk, but the old buzzard never moved an Inch. When the hawk came up he asked the buzzard why he was waiting. ‘‘I am waiting on my Lord,” replied the buzzard, solemnly. Just then a rabbit appeared in the brush. The hawk made a dive for It, but struck his head on the fence rail and broke his neck. Am the hawk lay breathing his last the buzzard walked over to him and remarked, as he chuckled over his luck in getting a dinner of hawk meat, ”f never knew my iLord to deceive me yet.’* “That’s what will happen to Fagan,” added the speaker. “Just leave him atone and he will break his neck on the fifth of November.” VETS Film Cushing Command Endorse the Democratic Ticket. The Civil War veterans, members of W. B. Cushing Regiment, No. 1, Union Veterans’ Union, Department of New York and New Jersey, have joined the hosts of union labor men and independent citizens who are supporting the Demo cratic ticket at this election. The follow ing communication received by Secretary P. H. Murphy this morning explains itself:— “Dear Sir—At a regular meeting of the W. B. Cushing Regiment, No. 1, Union Veterans’ Union, held at headquarters, the following preamble and resolution having been placed b.efore the command were unanimously adopted and the adju tant ordered to Vommunicate such action to you as secretary of the Democratic Qommittee of Hudson County. Whereas, Experience has taught our comrades that the leader and officials of the Democratic party have ever been solicitous of the interest and wel fare of Union Veterans, and this in marked contrast to the attitude of the leaders of the G. O. P.: therefore, be it Resolved, That the comrades of W. B. Cushing Command No. 1, without regard to political affiliations, desiring to “stand by them who stood by us.” do fully endorse the nominees of the Democratic party and recommend all independent veterans to cast their bal lots for said nominees. By order of the Command, JAMES McCRARN, Colonel Commanding. PETER RENTS, Adjutant. LABOR FOR SEYMOUR Trolleymen Endorse the En tire Democratic Ticket. Last Wednesday night the North Jersey Street Railway Company’s Employes’ As sociation held a regular meeting at Phoe nix 'flail. The president. Henry M. War ner, called the meeting to order at 3 o’clock, upwards of one hundred members being present. The routine business of the session be ing disposed of and tickets issued to the members for their entertainment and re ception to be held at Columbia Hall on Wednesday, December 4, 1901, the meeting proceeded to ratify the action of the spec ial meeting held on last Friday evening at winch a resolution was unanimously carried endorsing the entire Democratic ticket. Samuel Fletcher in lhtroducing the ratification resolution, said:— “Our duty in this campaign is cleat. The Republican party have repeatedly ignor ed the demands of organized labor, while the Democratic party in this State have been successfully thwarted in their ef forts to secure legislation favorable to the demands of organized labor. What workingman would hesitate for a mo ment in a choice between honest Jim Sey mour and his Republican opponent, Franklin Murphy?” (Cries of “We want Seymour!”) xe&, my ineuas, uevau&e m we hold a true and staunch friend o£ the plain working people of this great com monwealth of New Jersey, and in his ad ministration for the next three years I venture to predict that James M. Sey mour will attach his signature to more remedial measures in behalf of the great army of toilers in this State than any of his predecessors.” The speaker then proceeded to draw' a comparison between Mark Fagan and George T. Smith. After referring to the tactics resorted to by the Republican candidate for Mayor he cautioned those present to beware of a political mush room who appealed to the religious big otry of the people. In conclusion he said the inteiligeat voters of this municipality would consign Mark M. Fagan to a politi cal grave, and on November 5 George T. Smith would be elected Mayor. The prophecy was received with enthusiastic applause. _ THREE MEETINGS TONIGHT — There will be three big Democratic rat1 Rc&tion meetings in the city tonight. Th principal one will be at Phillips’ Hall, where the speakers will be: Ex-Judge \ Howard Carrow of Camden, FranH O. Cole, a well known Republican; May oralty Candidate George T. Smith, James Hammil, A. M. Gray, ex-Judge Thomas F. Noonan, Charles McCollough and War ren Dixon. That section, the home of Mayoralty Candidate George T. Smith, will be In vaded for the first time by the Robes* Davis Pioneer and Civic Corps. There wtU be a brilliant illumination along the line of march. The Civic Corps will meet the Davis Association’s Clubhouse at 1* o’clock and the line will move protnp at 7:15 o'clock. The route will be up MS cer street to Summit avenue; to Montgom- - ery street to Bergen avenue, to mercef street, to Summit avenue, to Sipp avenue, to Bergen avenue, to Academy street, IS Tonnele avenue, to the Boulevard, to Ken sington avenue, to Bergen avenue, to Bel mont avenue, to Monticello avenue; t* Communipaw avenue, to Pacific avenue, to Grand street, to Grove street, to th# clubhouse and dismiss. STRAWS, ETC., ETC, A significant illustration of the popular feeling as to the best and most fitting Mayor.ol this city occurred last night at a fair held in the First Congregational Church, corner of Boyd and Bergen ave nues, the congregation of which include* many of the beet families of the HUL There was a voting contest for th* popular candidate for Mayor and Mr. George T. Smith wiped out hi* opponent by nearly 200 votes. When It is remem bered that the votes cast by those at the fair numbered in the aggregate 800 or thereabouts, the object lesson is plais enough to the dullest Republican. s Still more forcible was the lesson whee , Mr. Smith himself some time later bap-/ pened into the fair. Ho received a most enthusiastic welcome. Accompanying Mr. Smith were Mr. Robert Davis and Surrogate James T. LilliIs. DEMOCRACY IN HOBOKEN Hoboken Democrats held on® of th® largest meetings of the campaign last night at Quartette Club Hall. The large hall wa« fairly jammed with people, a convincing proof that the Fu9ioniat move ment had had no effect upon the Democ racy of the city. Each, speaker was given a rouaing reception. The speaker® wer® Senator Robert S, Hudspeth, Assembly men Allan Benny and John J. Fallon* Lawyer Joseh M. Noonan and Candi date for Mayor Adolph Lankering. Previous to the meeting the member® of the Michael J. Coyle Association, over five hundred strong, marched through th® principal streets of the city. WEATHER INDICATIONS NEW TORE, Oct. 26, 1901.—Forecast for the thirty-six hours ending at eight P. M. Sunday:—Fair tonight; fair tomorrow; winds southwest. Hartnett's Thermnmetr‘os.1 Report Oct. 25. Deg. 3 P. M.50 6 P. M.57 * P. M. 4S , 12 Midnight .46 Oct. 29. Urg. 6 A. M.51 9 A. M. 54 12 Noon.6^ .a.-^a f is i£mm DIED LONG—On Thursday. Oct. 17, 1901. at thu residence of her son, Herbert S. Long, Mary H. Mattice, wife of Henry S. Long. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend her funeral services, Monday, Oct. 21, at 2 P. M„ from her lata residence, Raritan, N. J. CHAMBERS—On Wednesday, Oct. 23, 1901, Harriet, beloved wife of Andrew Z. Chambers. Services Saturday at 8 P. M„ at No. 90J Avenue D, Bavonne. Bayonne Chapter, No. 21, O. E. S., invited. SITES FOR THB THIRD WARD. NOTICE. is hereby given that a meeting of th® Bo«r# of Finance will be held la the City Hall, on Wednesday, Not. 6, 190i, AT 2 O’CIjOCK P. M. All parties having site® to offer for tale, situated between Second and Fifth street* on«f Jersey avenue and Monmouth street, and at least 200 feet by !10e feet, are request* present the same, under seal, in open meeting, at the above time and place. . Each proposition must be accompanied by a diagram showing the exact dimension* of tha property offered, together with th® pric® therefor and such other details a* may b® necessary. The right to reject any and all proposition® is reserved, if deemed for th® best interest® of the city. Proposals should be addressed to M. F. KAXiAHBH, Clerk of the Board of Finonc®. jjOBPWNS I LETTER HEADS. ^ BUSINESS CARDS. BILL HEADS. ^ ENVELOPES. Qj CIRCULARS. _ stookifa* LAW BRIEFS. ^ PAMPHLETS. PROGRAMMES. CATALOGUES. [ ^) BY-LAWS. iSnfflfiL