Sunday, November 30, 1879 - Page 3
THE FOUItTH WAItD PRIMARY. To the Editor of the Brooklyn Eagle : At the primary election Friday evening in the Fourth Ward James Given, tho lata candidate for Aldorman in that ward, who clainiB to be oleeted to" the Goneral Committee, aoted as lnapoctor and received tho ballots at the box. Afr. GIvonlwas acting with Mr.VJoBeph Iteovo, and againBt MoBsra. B. B. Hopkins and M. J. Dady. Given, who claims to be a friend of Hopkins, pledged his word of honor to the latter gentleman that there should bo no "funny" business at tho box, and that everything should be fair and honorably conducted at the primary in every respect, aa far aa the inapeotora were concerned, one "of the other two being on the Given - Roevo uldo, and, of course, acting with Given. At the end of tho first half hour's voting it was plain that tho Hopkins - Dady aido had; nearly three votes iu the box to the Given - Reeve aide's one, and hero was whore tho "funny" bublnosa commenced. Tho Given - Keeve men bad been holding back to ace what chance thoy had to win tho primary by fair moans, but it waa plain that they would havo no ohanco with tho strong forces pressing up with tho Hopkins ticket. The Glvon - Beevembn now massed their Bmall force in tho lino. Here we must doscribo tho Given - Reeve ticket, which was about tho size of a vorae in tho Old Testament two lnchoB square with nameB printed finoly and close together. together. Ten of the tickets foldod and put ono inaide of the other would not look as largo as one of tho Hop - klns - Dady tickets. This was tho way tho small band of tho Given - Reeve men Btruggled forward to tha box with a forlorn hope, passing up to Given, tho Inspector, from three to ten tickets packed in one. Hopklne and Dady wore at tho box, and challonged Given to opon those tickets and show If thoro waa moro than one ticket at a time going in the box, but of course Given had the job put up, and was not going to expose hia own same of fraud when he had given hia word that thoro ahould be a equare conteBt. At tho close of the poll there woro thirty - sevon more tickets in tho box than tbero wore namca recorded as voting. By thia fraud Given claims to bo eleotcd to the General Committoe over Eugeno Orr, A. C. Wheeler waB tied for Secretary, and one of Hopkina' Inapoctcra waa counted out. Mr. Given has lost many warm friends by this rery unwise move, and it haa given the Hopkina men very deep diaappolntment In Given's rocreant courao, though the Hopklns - Dady ticket wins everything but ono inspector inspector and tho ono delegate to the General Committeo. F. M. CKA.FTS.