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The Judson Ticket Nominated

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Parent Issue
Day
31
Month
March
Year
1899
Copyright
Public Domain
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The Rough Riders won another vistory Friday uight. They carried throngh every man ou their slate for city nomination as had beeu ontlined in the Argus. It took the convention three hours aud a half to nominate the five men wbo were mentioned in last night's Argus as the combine of candidates approved by the Rough Riders. On the final ballot which norainated all received nearly the same number of votes. Reinhardt had G8 votes, Harkins had 67, Selyer had 00 and Ball had 57. The convention started out witb a flagrant act of injustice in refusing to seat three delegates in the Third ward who it was not disputed had received 79 votes, while their opponents who were given the seats had received but 49. Before the convention assembled slips were distributed under the auspices of the Municipal Club which re ad as follows : "To the republcan convention : The MnnicipalClnb will take pleasure ia endorsing any one of the following names for the positions indicated if they are nominated by the republican party. "For mayor - C. H. Cady, F. M. Hamilton, E F. Mills, Maj. ïm. C. Stevens, Win. N. Brown, Capt. H. C. Danforth, Robert Campbell, G. F. Allmendinger, L. D. Wines. "President of conncil - H. G. Prettymau, H. C. Danforth, Geo. L. Moore, Win. Shadford, Henry B. Dodsley, Alvick A. Pearson. " Justice of the peace - John Q. A. Sessions, Harris Ball, H H. Herbst, A. J. Sawyer, jr. ''Select yonr candidates trom this list." Mayor Hiscock was made chairman and Fred Schurnacher secretary. The following committees were appointed by the chair : Oredentials - H. G. Prettyman, L. C. Goodrich, A. C. Sehumacher, Christian J. Reul, Frank Vaudawarker, G. C. Rhodes and E. ,T. Helber. ' Permanent Organizatiou and Order of Business - Peter J. Lehman, Lester Canfleld, E. F. Mills. A recess of 10 minutes was taken after which Chairman Prettyman of the committeee on credeutials reported that all the credentials were regular and the couvention full. Dr. J. A. Dell said that in the Third ward cancus there were three tickets iu the field and 128 votes were cast. Before tliey proceeded to ballot a motion was made that :he 21 receiving the highest nrunber of votes be delégate?. After the baJlot the total nnmber of votes were not given uut the narues on one ticket were declared elected. After a little delay the number of votes for the winning ticket were given as 49. The two other tickets received 40 and 39 votes. There were three men wbo were on both these tickets and received 79 votes. This fact was undisputed. The Third ward had a nnmber of failures and mistakes iu its caucuses and he wanted this rectified. He asked nothing from the convention bnt what was right. Mr. Prettyman stated that both sides had appeared before the committee. There had been a inisunderstanding of the original motion which was stated to be that the ticket, apd not the delegates. receiving the highest number of votes be declared to be elected. D. W. Springer said that there seemed to be a misunderstanding and moved in order that the republican principie that the meu receiving a majority of votes in caucuses should represent their wards ín conveution, that the three mon wbo received 79 votes be accredited delegates to the couvention. Mr. Prettyman, while saying that there were three men who had undisputedly received 79 votes, wauted to kuow if under Mr. Springer's motion the 24 delegates from the Third ward were to cast 21 or á4 votes. Mayor Hiscock left the chair and explained the Third ward cancus. A motiou had been made that the caucus elect the 21 delegates receiving the highst number of votes. Then it was determiued to nomínate the ward officers flrst. Then another motiou was carried that the ticket receiving the highest nnmber of votes be elected. No man on that ticket desires to hold a place uuless he is eutitled to it. Mr. Springer changed his motion so that the three men who received 79 votes were to be snbutitnted for the last three names on the ticket. This would have dropped Lester Canfield from the delegation. The motion was lost and all the men ou the "49" ticket were seated After the temporary organization was made permanent, A C. Schumacher, Norman D. Gates and Thomas J. Keech were appointed tellers and all the officers were impressively svvorn in by W. K. Childs. Jndge Newkirk, while not a delégate asked permission to address the convention. He said that by request of a candidato he had consented to present his name. The Second ward had a caudidate who was a personal frieud of his. He would nnite all the discordaut elemeuts. We have discussed various candidates all good men, but when the name he wonld present was mentioned no one could piek a flaw in him. No one could criticise him as a rfpreseatative business man. He had seen a list of ñames presented by the Municipal Club and his oandidatea name did aot appear thereon. If any one on that list wcre nominated he would have his hearty support. They were all goed men. But what they wanted was a large tax payer of coDservative ideas, ready to listen to the counsel of his fellow citizens. The mayor shonld be a man of the masses, a business man and he presented William C. Reinhardt. E. F. Mills presented the name of C. H. Cady who he said was the peer of anyone who could be mentioned. He had been an alderman for seme tiaie and had sufficient time to attend to the business of the office. A mayor should have some knowledge of the work he is expected to do. An alderman uuderstands it thoroughtly nd consequently six months or a year of his time would uot have to be wasted before he conld begin to do his work. There were 112 votes cast on the ballot for mayor wiile there were 1 1 !. delegates. It resulted: Cady 42, Reinhardt KS, Campbell 1, and 1 for justice of the peace Harris Ball. Mr. Bullis moved to make the nomiuation unanimous. For president of the council, O. E. Butterfieldj presented the name of Alvick A. Pearson. He said he was not a delégate but he had been requested by a fricnd of his to present his name. The city needed a man for this office who was fit to take the place of mayor, a mau familiar with the work and one who has the courage of his convictions. Mr. Springer moved that the secretary cast the ballot of the conveniton for Mr. Pearson, who by the way was on the list submitted by the Municipal Club.and this was done. When nominations for city clerk were called for, AidHamilton said he would present without encominm one who was tried and true, Glen V. Mills. F. A. Stivers said he would present one who would not be reproached with being a too presistent seeker for favors at the hands of his fellow men, James E. Harkins. Aid. Prettyman said the Sixth ward, where the democratie party was practically extinct, had a candidate. While he was chairman of the sidewalk committee no suits were brought against the city for daruages for defective walks. He detailed his candidate's valuable services on the board of supervisors and praised his honesty and common sense and presented the name of Arthur J. Kitson. The ballots were as follows; lst 2nd 3rd 4th oth lith 7th 8th Mills 43 39 37 34 33 8U 23 03 Harkins 44 45 48 48 47 49 55 67 Kitson 28 26 37 31 31 32 32 41 Seyler 1 Total 111 110 112 113 111 111 110 111 The second ballot contained one vote for Mr. Pearson for president of the conncil and oue for Glover delégate at large. The third and fourth ballots were declared void because they contained more votes than there were delegates. and the vote was not annouuced althongh it was as giveu above. After the foarth ballot more care was taken in taking the fifth and it was discovered tbat the first ward was casting 22 votes when it was entitled to 20. The delegation thereupon voted over again, each one being individually called by name. A good deal of work was done aniong the delegates by the three candidates and their friends while the ballotiug was in progress. Harkins was backed by the Jndson forces, Kitson by the municipal element aud Mills by his personal friends soley. Before the first ballot Harkins was seen in clcre conference with Judson. Later he went to Canfield, who was indnstriously circnlating ballots. Harkins was also proving himself a hustler in this line. Mills distributed his own tickets and had some help from the printers union. Kitson was also working and H. G. Prettymau seemed to be his chief lieutenant. When Mills' forces disintegrated they went to either the Judson or anti-.Tudson column and the final vote after Mills withdrawal was almost exactly the same as the vote on mayor, üu the seventh ballot Harkins was withiu one vote of the uomination. The only chauce for defeatiug him then was for the Kitson men to have throwu their streugth to Mills. They were organized and conld have done it. Theu the printers who had left Mills for Harkins would have probably have gone back to Mills, which wonld probably have made up for any breaks to get on the band wagon. Intead, Mills withdrew and the noinination was made. The conveution went wild with demauds for a song from Harkins. Kitson moved that the nomination be unanimous. Mills pledged himself to take off his coat for the whole ticket. Harkins thanked the delegates who had stood by him so manfully. It wasjlike taking a man out of low comedy and putting him into tragedy and he was in no couditiou to sing a song There were still luud deamands for the song. Foi assessor Seth Randall presented the name of Johu R. Miner, Aid. F. M. Harniltou presented Edward L. Seyler, Myrou H. Mills presented the name of a workingïuan, .Wesley E. Howe. The first ballot settled it: Seyler 6(i, Howe 27, Min?r 13. Then the comedy of the conveutiou began over the uomiuations for justiae. The convention was in a merry mood and greeted the speeches, after Spencer D. Lenuou had presented the uame of William F. Daines, with uproarious and laughing appluus9. Peter J. Lehman made an exceedingly forcefnl speech for Harris Bal!, a repnbicau from the top of his head to the sole on his feet, who came from revolutionary stock. Eugene Helber made a great oratorical effort for Andrew Sawyer, jr. . and L. D. Wines cairied off the honors in his speech nominating Sssions, whose pedgree was also revolutiouary and who himself had manfully battled for his country in the civil war. It took three ballots to decide the nomination, which resulted ns ƒ ollows : lst 2ud i3rd Harris Ball 41 49 57 J. Q. A Sessions. ..37 27 á( Wm. F. Daines 25 IS) 18 A. ,T. Sawyer, jr. ... 16 18 6 Total 109 108 102 Here too the final ballot indicated nearly the same vote as on the other offices. If to Balls' vote of 57, is addec the eight votes from the Fifth ward who were in the pre vious combiuation with the understanding that Daine was to receive the support of the slate, Ball would have had (5 5 votes, which was only three less than Rein hard received, two less than Harkins and one less thau Sey leiThe eonvention adjourned shortly after 11 o'clock.