[This article is edited to include only the portion relevant to Twain's telegram.]
Cooper Union was crowded to the doors last night at the Independent Citizens'
mass meeting to hear William M. Ivins, the Republican candidate for Mayor, and
other speakers who advocated his election and that of William Travers Jerome
for District Attorney. These were the Rev. Dr. Lyman Abbott, Gen. Stewart L.
Woodford, and Arthur Von Briesen. Letters were read from Seth Low and Richard
Watson Gilder, while Samuel L. Clemens (Mark Twain) sent a telegram.
Mark Twain sent this telegram:
"I believe in Ivins and Jerome, and hope to be allowed to vote my whole
strength for them; that is to say, once as Clemens and twice as Twain.