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jreviouoly prepared and that the proceeding* In
:he Recorder* chambers consisted only of eign
ng the bond hy Devery and Lycns. and of its
iceeptance by the Judge.
1 ' TEXT OF THE INDICTMENT.
The text of the indictment is as follows:
TJ» Orarrd Jury of the city and county of
New-Tork accuses William S. Devery of the
crime of felony, committed as follows:
Heretofore. ;o wit, on November 4, 11XH). the
said William S. Devery. laic of the Borough of
Manhattan, city of New-York, was duly ap
pointed and sworn member and Chief of the uni
formed police of the city of New-York, and as
•uch public officer of such city and on said day
John MeCullagh was a duly appointed and
sworn Superintendent of Elections of the State
of New-York, and as such it was hi* duty to
prevent violation of the Election laws and Penal
Code relating: to crime in election franchises
and to execute warrants of arrest pursuant to
Chapter 670. Laws of 1898. as amended by
Ckapter 4W9. Laws of ISGB. and Chapter 654,
Laws of 1900, and he. the said William S. Dev
ery» then and there wilfully, knowingly and with
felonious intent, on that day of said year afore
said, <51d attempt wilfully, knowingly and with
felonious intent, to hinder the said John Mc-
Cullagh In the performance of his duty as State
Superintendent of Elections, as aforesaid, and
the said William S. Devery wilfully, kjiowlngiy
and with felonious intent did cause members of
th» uniformed force of the city of New-Yorl: to
Interfere with John McCullagh as State Superin
tendent of Elections aforesaid, and prevent him.
the said John McCullagh. from performing his
duty as required by the Elections law. against
th« form of the statutes in such case made and
provided, and against the people of the State of
New-York, and their dignity.
ASA BIRD GARDINER. District Attorney.
JOHN C. DAVIES. Attorney-Oeneral.
DBMOTJIICBO BT UNGER.
Despite the fact that he is a public prosecut
lnc officer. Mr. I'nger denounced the indictment
of Devery as an outrage, and said that it had
been prompted by animus. "District Attorney
JOHN P. FAURE.
Foreman of the November Gram! Jury.
Gardiner knows nothing about this indictment,"
he said; "he is not a party to it, and it was not
prepared In his office. His name appears on the
Indictment, but it is there without his authority.
His name, like the body of the document. Is
typewritten. Nobody was empowered to use his
It was said by the clerks of th? Court of Gen
eral Sessions that the indictment was regular.
The name of the District Attorney is seldom
signed by bis own hand to indictments. Ab a
rule, the form of the indictment is printed, and
the District Attorney's name is printed also.
In this ca«e, the indictment was typewritten,
and the names of the Attorney-General and the
District Attorney were typewritten, in confOTm
ity with custom. Should the District Attorney
take exception to the use of his name in this
way, it is understood, that it would be the first
time that he has ever done so.
The indictment was drav.n by Mr. Hammond.
The witnesses named upon it are Sergeant Flood
and Morris J. Coughlln. employed at Police
Headquarters, who testified to the issuance by
Chief Devery of the orders complained of, and
Superintendent McCullasrh. Chief Devery will
plead to the indictment to-morrow. It is under
stood that the action againßt Devery was insti
tuted upon th? advice of the Law Committee of
the Republican County Committee, which con
■iEts of Julius M. Mayer, chairman; Julius H.
Seymour. Job E. Hedges, Otto A. Rosalsky,
Charles P. Hallock. William S. Bennet and
Charles B. Page.
GARDINER GROWS PROFANE.
District-Attorney Gardiner walked into Tam
many Hall yesterday afternoon, smiling and
beaming like a man who wa« contented and
hagipy. He inquired for Mr. Croker and learned
that Mr. Cmkor had not returned from luncheon.
Then he was told that Chief of Police Devery
had br-.^n Indicted. His smile disappeared at
once. His face flushed and then paled with
anger. He said:
"Thai indictment is a G d outrage. I
did not he; r a word of it before I left my office.
I'm sorry I wasn't there when the indictment
was found. It will not hold. Devery cannot be
legally indicted until he has committed some
overt act In violation of the law or causing
violation of the law. He has the right to issue
instructions to his subordinate?. He cannot be
Indicted legally on such instructions. The in
dictment is an outrage. The Grand Jury is com
posed mainly of Republicans. This looks like
"Can the indictment be quashed at once if It
is illegal?" was asked.
"Recorder GofT could do that." he replied.
Mr. Croker came ln and was greeted by Dis
trict-Attorney Gardiner, who Bald to him: "Oh,
iam so angry, so vexed. ' He took Mr. Croker
aside and talked to him for a quarter of an
hour. Mr. Croker listened apparently vexed, too.
After the District-Attorney was through with
him, Mr. Croker declined to say anything about
the indictment of Devery.
"I don't know anything about it," he said
shortly, "and I can't talk about what I know
Later Mr. Croker said: "The indictment of
Devery is the most encouraging Bryan news of
the campaign. It shows how frightened the Re
publicans are and to what desperate ends they
will go. if they think this will Intimidate voters
they are wofully mistaken. That high handed
act will make votes for Bryan. If Chief Devery
violated the law he ought to be punished; but
I mm told he is indicted for upholding the law
in a statement to the police. This makes his in
dictment a political outrage. In his statement
to the police Chief Devery asked them to pre
vent the intimidation of lawful voters, and ln
his statement set forth the legal qualifications
'or voters. His indictment for this plainly shows
the Republicans are frightened and ready to at
tempt any high handed measure."
Subsequently District Attorney Gardiner is-
Chicago the eastern gateway, St. Paul
and Minneapolis the northwestern
gateway and Kansas City the south
western gateway, are connected by the
CT.IfMTC to St. Paul and Mlr.nt«poll«, to D»»
Molnea. Bt. Joseph and KanMJ City. Tor
fall Information apply to an; railroad • agent,
cat! or. or addreaa E. M. JENKINS. City
Paw-nser Agent, 319 Broad ws?. New fork, or
F. H. LORD. General Passenger Agent.
Chicago Great Western Railway, Chicag*.
sued the following formal statement from his
The indictment does not ?how that an overt act
was committed by Chief Devery, and wltnojt tne
commission of an overt act there could be no in
terference. It rreiely alleges that Devery is Chief
of Pol c<» and McCuliagh Superintendent or
Elections. They Intended it to charge that
Devery had *e-.t o'lt Instructions to his men to do
thctr rtuty. but did not allejre even that in their
indic'ment. Con«tq»ent!y the Indlctrr .«*r.t will no.
Superintendent McCullagh refused to discuss
in any way the Iniictment of Devery.
BOARD TO SUPPORT DEVERY.
Upon the return of the Chief to Headquarters
he at once reported to the Police Commissioners
the action taken by the Grand Jury. Thereupon
a meeting of the Bo*rd was called. It waa
reported afterward that so far as Devery was
concerned nothing had been resolved upon.
President York said the law did not require the
Roard to suspend any member of the Depart
ment under Indictment, but left action to the
Judgment of th.' Commissioners. That the Board
will support Devery was made apparent from
the following communication which was pent
to Superintendent McCullagh after the meeting:
Hon. John McCullagh, State Superintendent of
Sir: At a meeting of the Police Board held this
day the following proceedings were had:
Communication having been this day received
from John McCullagh, State Superintendent of
Elections, addressed to the Police Board, and a
communication having also been received from
His Honor the Mayor, transmitting a like com
munication received by him from the said John
McCullagh, State Superintendent of Elections,
the Board having duly considered the said two
communications, it is
Resolved. That the Chief of Police be and is
directed to take such action as may be necessary
for a rig-Id and impartial enforcement of the law
having reference to elections, and that he exact
and require a rigid enforcement of the provisions
of the Excise low with reference to elections. It Is
Resolved. That the Chief of Police be and Is
directed to communicate with the said John Mc-
Cullagh State Superintendent of Klections, de
manding that he furnish to the Chief of Police In
formation as 'o the place or places in which he,
the said John McCullagh. has reason to believe
concerted or organized attempts will be made for
the purpose of Interfering with or intimidating
legal voters In this city. And it is further
Resolved. That the Chief of Police be and Ie
directed to take such action as will guard against
and prevent any Interference or any act upon the
part of any peVson or persons that will tend ln
any manner to Interfere with the orderly conduct
of the election ami with the order of voting nt the
respective voting polls on Election Day.
The clerk Is directed to transmit to the State
Superintendent of Elections a copy of the fore
going resolutions, and also a like copy to His
Honor the Mayor. Very respectfully.
WILLIAM H. KIPP, Chief Clerk.
MAY CLASH ON THIS POINT.
If a clash should occur to-day between Super
intendent McCullagh's men and the police, it
will turn upon the right of the deputies to en
force the arrest of a man against whom a war
rant has been Issued while he is In the act of
voting, which is deemed to begin when th>» of
ficial ballot has been placed in a voter's hands.
The police authorities contend that after he has
received the ballot there can be no interference
with the voter, even though there is a warrant
for his arrest. Superintendent McCullagh in-
Bists that the accused man must lie arrested at
once, whether the ballot has been placed In his
hands or not. The otfieial instructions to the
police on this point are specific. In an order
issued dated Saturday Chief Devery directed:
No person shall be prevented from casting his
vote after he has begun (he act of voting, such
act being begun as set forth In the portion of Sec
tion 106 of the Election laws above quoted, save
and except that the Board of Election Inspectors
by a majority vote shall direct otherwise, and
where the Board of Inspectors shall order and di
rect the performance of any act with reference to
an elector who has begun the act of voting. a«
above described, by the police officer, such direc
•:nr, or order shall" be obeyed and carried out as
directed by such Board of Inspectors.
INSTRUCTIONS TO THE POLICE.
In accordance with the Instructions he re
ceived from the Commissioners at their meeting,
Chief Devery yesterday issued the following in
You will be held to a rigid and strict account
ability for the absolute and impartial enforcement
of all laws having reference, whether directly or
Indirectly, to the election, and I shall hold you "per
sonally responsible for the conduct of your men.
They are required to Intelligently, fearlessly and
promptly and impartially enforce all laws and
execute all processes for the enforcement of tl,e
You will see to it that all persons entitled to the
right of suffrage shall not In any manner be in
terfered with ln the exercise of such right.
Your attention I? especially directed to order
Issued, dated November 3 inst., in which your at
tention is called specifically to the provisions of
Section 106 of the Election law and the duties of
officers with reference to Boards of Inspectors of
MUST PREVENT A CRIME.
When this last order was shown to Superin
tendent McCullagh he emphatically asserted
that it was hip duty to prevent any man from
voting for whom there was a warrant in ex
istence, without regard to any such nice dis
tinctions as laid down by the police. "Am I to
stand by," he exclaimed, "and see a man about
to commit a crime without preventing him? If
I did that I would be an accessory to that crime.
No matter if he has had the ballot handed to
him, I shall order his arrest if there is a warrant
out for him. Of course, in cases wh_ere no war
rant exists, and only suspicion attaches, the man
will be allowed to cast his ballot if he swears in
his vote. But there will be no repetition of last
year's scenes. Last year, when my men at
tempted to make arrests upon warrants which
they had. the Hochstim and "Sonny" Smith
ganK assaulted my deputies. They were held
by the throat In a corner while the man whose
arrest was sought voted. When my men called
upon the police for assistance two of them who
stood by said: 'Oh, take your own prisoners."
I don't intend to permit anything like that to
occur apain. As I have said, the fact that a
man If in the act of voting will not prevent me
arresting him upon a warrant. The prevention
of crime is the most important thing to consider,
and it is not the duty of myself or the police
to wait until the man has committed the crime
before arresting him.
"I cannot say how many warrants have been
Issued or how many Indictments have been se
cured. I have nothing to say about Chief Dev
ery, and will not criticise him; but I don't spp
why there should be any trouble between the
police and my men. I have written to the Chief,
calling upon him for aid, and pointing out In
what way he could render assistance. As long
ago as October 8 I furnished him with informa
tion concerning places in which I had reason to
believe attempts would be made to intimidate
legal voters, yet this afternoon, on the eve of
the election. Chief Devery, obeying the resolu
tion adopted by the Board, writes to me asking
again for this information. To that letter I have
Just sent him by special messenger this reply:
I have the honor to acknowledge receipt of your
communication of even date, ln which you say.
"Pursuant to the requirements of said re«olutiou
'the Police Board). I hereby demand that you fur
nlsh to me Information as to the place or places In
which you have reason to believe concerted or or
ganised attempts will be mn<!e for the purpose of
interfering with or intimidating legal voters in this
city, to the end that I may use such Information
as you may furnish in regard to the matirns re
ferred to for the purpose of preventing any »t
temntH to interfere with or Intimidate legal voter*
of this city."
In reply I beg to state that the attempt* win be
made to repeat. Intimidate and interfere with Wai
voters In the Ist. lid. Hid. IVth. Vlth. Xlllth
IXth. XVIIIth. XXth. XXXIst and XXXIVth As
sembly districts of the County of New-York and In
the election districts of Coney Island. Count y o'
HEDGES UPHOLDS M'CULLAOH.
Deputy Attorney-General Hedges, who was ln
Superintendent McCullagh's office, supported the
latter's contention as to the matter of arrests.
"When one of McCullagh's deputies," he said,
"has a warrant for the arrest of a man charged
with illegal registration, it is upon information
that has been laid before a City Magistrate.
The warrant is a judicial order for the deputy
to make an instant arrest and return the pris
oner to the nearest Magistrate. If the deputy
does not do bo. but leaves the matter In the
control of some one else he is overruling the de
cision of the Magistrate."
President York had not seen Mr. McCullagh's
letter when c. Tribune reporter waited upon him
last night. But when Its contents were iflatod
to him. he said:
"That letter shows that McCullagh has no evi
dence whatever to support his charges of in
timidation and interference. Some one Is suf
fering from hallucination of the cranium. There
is no such thing as intimidation in New-York.
There is no more reason for Interfering with
electors in this city qow than there was before
McCullagh became a human being. There is no
city in the country where the elections are fairer
than here, and McCullagh knows It. The whole
thing is an attempt to vilify the fair Cams of
NEW- YORK DAILY TRIBUNE. TUESDAY. NOVEMBER 6. 1900.
New-York, and it is nomethin* that no good
citizen should be proud of."
Mr. York added that no voter should be in
terfered with if he had begun the act of voting.
He refused to talk about Devery'* Indictment.
Chief Devery sent another letter to Superin
tendent McCullagh last nVrht demanding in
formation. In the course of this letter he said:
If you have any information which shows that
attempts will be made to repeat, Intimidate or
Interfere with lognl voters In any of the election
districts of these Assembly districts I demand that
you send the same to me at once. _
" You wlil recognise that It is almost Impossible
to locale and prevent the commission of a crime
upon such meagre Information.
I demand that you give to me a full statement
or whatever evidence or facts which you have In
your possession. If you have any. Including the
names of all persons, upon which you base your
said charge that attempts will be made to repeat.
Intimidate an! Interfere with legal voters. If you
are really Interested In the prevention of crime
against the elective franchise you will furnish this
Information at once, and not evade my demands
by furnishing so-called Information, so vague and
Indefinite, which you know cannot be of any use
or service whatever.
Chief Devery said yesterday morning that he
intended to nee that the law was enforced to
day and that warrants for the arrest of illegal
voters were served. He declared that he agreed
with Superintendent McCullagh in everything
except the arrest of men before they voted. He
said he thought the men should be permitted to
swear in their votes if they wished to do so. in
the face of coming arrest. "If they are guilty
of illegal registration, their punishment will be
ail the more severe if they are allowed to vote,"
GENERAL •'JREENE SEES DEVERY.
General F. V. Greene, chairman of the Repub
lican County Committee, when seen yesterday
"This morning, when I read Chief Devery'B
instructions to his precinct commanders, I
thought that his words were incendiary In tone,
and calculated to disturb otherwise peaceful
conditions at the polls to-morrow. I lost no
time In calling on Mr. Devery. and asking him
about the situation. Hp assured me that every
thing would be done by the police to provide
for an orderly election, and he told me that no
honest voter need fear any Invasion of his
rights, so far as the police were concerned. 1
hardly know what to think of tho Indictment of
the Chief until I have more fully Investigated It.
From what Mr. Devery told me, I am convinced
that he la disposed to do the proper thing in
maintaining the integrity of the ballot to-day.
THE CAMERA ON REPEATERS.
EVIDENCE THAT DISTURBS TAMMANY
WORKERS- THE DEMOCRATS' CAM
PAIGN WORK OVER.
Work at the Democratic headquarters in this city
came to an end early yesterday. The Democratic
State headquarters, in the St. James Building, was
deserted except by a few employes, and. although
ex-Governor Stone lingered at the National head
quarter?, In the Hoffman House, he seemed to have
nothing to do. He declared, however, that Richard
Croker had made a great fight in this city, and
that he expected New-York State would be carried
for Mr. Pryan. Lnst evening he received some
telegrams intended to raise his hopes, apparently as
they predicted Bryan victorl-s In several States in
At the State headquarters it was announced that
the election returns would be received ther» this
evenim? 1 by Mr. Mason, the secretary of »>»e State
Mr. C'roker was at Tammany Hall ne»Wy all day.
He said early in the day that he was willing to
predict that New-York City would «lvft a plurality
of &>.OOO for Bryan, but later he reused to "stand
for" that estimate. He said, aftor he heard of the
indictment of Chief of Police De»«ry, that he would
not make any estimate, but he thought Bryan
would "sweep the country" and carry New-York
State. He seemed to feel hurt by the remarks of
'he Rev. Dr. Parkhurst on Sunday, for he said to
"Just say for me that in my opinion the trusts
have finally succeeded In fastening their claws on
the old gentleman."
Mr. Croker said h« was through talking about the
election, but he wished to thank the speakers who
had volunteered their services In the Tammany
campaign. Mr. Croker would not talk about a
report that he had planned to pall for England
Immediately after the election, and that he had
made arrangements to send several more horses to
race In England. Some of *h« Tammany leaders
appeared to be alarmed last evening by the report
that Mr. Croker was going abroad again imme
diately but they would not talk about his plans.
There will b» the usual crowd at Tammany Hall
ihin evening to hear the election returns read. Mr.
Croker has promised to be there all the evening.
Some of the Tammany leaders heard with dismay
yesterday that plans for repeating In some of the
districts were sure to come to nothing because
detectives with pocket cameras had been taking
snap shotß of the repeaters. As the Tammany re
peaters left the polling places after registering
themselves recently they were neatly photo
graphed. T'le photographs have been compared
ami marked with the different names the repeaters
gave at the different polling places. Their right
names are not known to the photographers in
many cases, but the indisputable evidence of the
camera Is to be used against the repeaters when
they try to vote more than once to-day. The evi
dence is counted upon to send several of the re
pfaters to State Prison.
NOVEMBER GRAND JURY SWORN IN.
MCI'LLAGH'S ELECTION CASES TO BE CON
SIDKRED-JOHN P. FAfRE THE FOREMAN.
Th« Orand Jury for November was sworn !n yes
terday by Recorder Goff in Part I of General Ses
sions. The foreman of the Grand Jury is John P.
Faure, an Importer, at No. K6 Franklln-st. Mr.
Faure was a Commissioner of Charities under ex-
Mayor Strong. Recorder Goff said that there were
Bt'i9 capes pending action. He also said that If the
evidence was sufficient a man should be indicted,
but no cages of personal spite In relation to debts
should be entertained for a moment. Foreman
Faiire's associates are:
Simon Adler, real estate. No. 155 Broadway; Sey
mour H. Geary, broker. No. 35 Wall-st.; Eseklel r.
M. Rand, retired, No. 101 West Kighty-thtrd-st. ;
James B. Ford. vice-preßldent. No. S Murrav-st '
Slgiv.irney W. Fay, merchant. No. !>"> Wortr.-st'"
James L. Libby, ap*-nt. No. ti9 Llberty-st. ■ Nathan
FernLacher. real estate No. 53G Bast Eighty-nil th
st.; Trevor J. Hike, broker. No. 4:i Exchange Pin?*-
Thomas Kelly, real estate, No. 20s East ElfntvJ
llfth-st.; William A. Praser, retired No M Kast
Sixty-fourth-Ht.; John R. Van Wormer. secretary
No. 32 Kast Korty-sf-cond-st. ; Frederick C Rogers'
merchant. No. i» John-at. ; Max J. Llssauer dw
eller, No. 12 Maiden Lane; Emanuel Appe'., 'milli
nery. No. 621 Broadway; Benonl Lockwood Insur
ance. No. 53 Willlam-st.; Fleming R. Hnndv secre
tary. No. 128 West Thirty-second-st.; Jonas' M Ut>
bey. real estate, \o. 45 Broadway- John Achells
merchant. No. 6S Leonard-st.; Theodore Harris In
surance No. 46 f>dar-st.; John L. Brunlng. Sour
No. 14 Front-st.; Edward R. Blddle, Importer No
,3 Leonnrd-st., and Michael Greenspecht. retired'
No. 9 Kast One-hundred-and-twenty-elghth-st
oP c .^ ra r d Juj. v reported to Recorder Goff a! out
2:30 o'clock, and it was stated that a number of
warrants had been Issued and sent ud to Sunerln
tendent McCullsuh's office to be placed !n the
hands of his deputies.
VOTERS IN VITH WILL BE PROTECTED.
The votes In the Vlth Assembly District will be
polled early this year, and to-day the Republicans
In the district are urged to go to their respective
polling plaeefc an early as possible, the earlier the
better. James K. March, the dlatrict leader, In an
Interview yesterday, said that he was of the opin
ion that violence would not be rampant In the dis
trict, und that cool heads would prevail at the
'Policemen and marshals are at the polls," he
said, "and they are there not alone to preserve
the sanctity of the ballot, but also to protect clti
zeno in px»r. IMng their rights. There may be some
attempts trade to shut out Republicans from voi-
Ing. and the oil story of delay may be told but
for my part 1 shall see to It that all Republicans In
my district are protected, and win prosecute an'
one who interferes with them in their rights "
The Italians are going to vote a straight Repub
Thus far the Democratic powers in the Vlth have
discharged eight Republican Italians from thl
Street (leaning Department, and have In variou.
ways endeavored to keep the peaceable ReDuh
licans away from the polls, telling them thaV there
would be all kinds of fights upon their appearancl
to cast their ballots.
ARRESTED BY M'CULLAGH DEPUTIES.
Deputies of Superintendent McCullagh yesterday
mafle several arrests In eases where warrant! had
been obtained on evidence of Illegal registration
Martin Plnfllc. of No. 506 Columbu.-ave was held
In the West Side Court In $2,000 ball for examina
tion. Evidence was presented to show that he had
registered for the primary election In Brooklyn
last summer, and had given the Brighton Beach
Hotel as his residence He declared that the record
forgery enr ° f ° r th * Brooklyn Primaries was a
Km '?li' 1 Mendtno. who registered from No si
Several persons who Vere arrested for v:,-*.. l
»"gal regletratlon were discharged by th« mLkI.
rates on testimony which seemed lo.,howT
the persona had the right to vote On' of th™
was John Harrlgan. a railroad switchman whS
k ? 11 ? 1 L a " harit In West Seventy-fourth* t
but had taken his meals at the branch of the r«\i '
road Young Men*. Christian Association in \v>,t
tatte? t D / ia^ oDd " t " * Bd >»ad reglsuri5 n> « rom lh "
latter placa. •" *»•
M'CITLLAGH NIPS BIG PLOT
JERSEY CITY BAI/)ONKEEPER ARREST
ED ON COLONIZATION CHARGE.
OFKERKD TO HIRE TWO ELECTION DEPU
TIES TO VOTE SEVERAL TIMES
OVER HERE TO-DAY
Jersey City. Nov. 5 (Bpeclal).— Superintendent
John McCullagh, of New-York, visited Jersey
City to-night and was closeted for an hour
with Prosecutor Jamee S. Erwin and Chief of
Police Murphy at Police Headquarters. McCul
lagh said he had received Information that sev
eral saloonkeepers In Jersey City were engaged
in a plot to send illegal voter- to New-York to
morrow in blocks of ten and fifteen.
McCullagh said he had sent Deputies Otto B.
Paulsen and William H. McCarthy to the saloon
of Joseph Friend, at Gregory and Henderson
sts. They drank with Friend, and complained
of hard times. Friend told them that he could
give them a good Job to-morrow, by which they
could make $5 or $10. All they would have to
do, he Baid, would be to go to New-York with
him and vote ln half a dozen places. On this In
formation Friend was placed under arrest. In
his saloon six typewritten lettera were found
signed S. S.. giving directions as to how the
scheme was to be carried out and promising him
&.T.O for his aid.
Friend admitted having received the letters,
but said he did not know who they came from.
He Is held as a fugitive from Justice to await
extradition. Application for the writ will be
made by Superintendent McCullagh at once to
the New- York authorities.
Mr. McCullagh last night described the scheme
in its intricate details at his office, and at points
in the rpcital conferred with Job E. Hedgfs,
Deputy Attorney-Oeneral. Mr. McCullagh had
promised a sensation early In the night, but wa«
not ready to tell the story until he had talked
with Chief Murphy, of Jersey City, over the
telephone. Wh»n he put up the receiver Mr.
McCullagh exclaimed: "I collared the game and
got my man. Information came to me a few
days ago," he continued, "that gangs of re
peaters had been organized in districts ln Jersey
City to vote for Bryan. They were to be brought
here early on the morning of election, anil sent
to certain localities in the Borough of Man
"One team was to vote in the Ist, lid. Hid.
IV ,Vth and Xllth Assembly districts. They
were to leave certain places in Jersey City and
to be put in a building within a block and a
half of Police Headquarters and a block of this
office, at No. "»S7 Broadway. They were to be
taken from there at S) o'clock In the morning and
used in the districts I have named in t^-ams of
"Other teams were to be brought over and
distributed in other Assembly districts in Man
hattan. These men were organized by districts
and known by numbers. The scheme was
planned between certain people — one a liquor
dealer, an old policy writer and men of that
kind In Jersey City. They were assisted by
people doing business In the Bowery and in
Fourteenth-Bt. I will net say Just where these
"I detailed one of my deputies a few days
ago, and he went to Jersey City and came in
contact with Joe' Friend, a saloonskeeper at
Gregory and Henderson-sts. They talked of
election business, and Friend showed the dep
uty a letter I now have. It reads as follows:
You are most highly rprommended to us by a
prominent Democrat in your city as being on "the
right pirle and one of the most loyal and reliable
Democrats In Jersey City. Also, knowing of your
havins rhe ability to judge of and control men,
we need your assistance and are willing to pay
you for It. We want ten men from your district",
men who know enough to do as they are told and
keep their mouths shut. This work ts worth $255
to yr*v. Five dollars will be sent to you, with in
struciTwns, for carfare, etc.. and the" $200 will be
paid as you may designate, ejther to the men as
they cast their votes, or will be paid to you. There
Is positively no danger. We have everything fixed
at the polls where we will upe the men. Tne Mc-
Cullagh men are with up. and everything Is O. K.
Don't sign any name or address. Simply sign,
"District No. 5. Jersey City." Address S. S
No Bowery, New-York.
DECOY LETTERS SENT TO FRIEND.
Continuing, Mr. McCullagh said: "My deputy
told me of what he had heard and seen, and I
placed my?elf In communication with him.
Friend, in answering the letter. Instead of send
ing it to the address in the Bowery, addressed
it to 8. 8., District No. "», Jersey City. The let
ter went astray. I thei. came into possession of
the letter. It said that he (Friend) could fur
nish the men. and his card was inclosed. I
next placed myeelf In communication with
Friend, anonymously telling him to shut his
mouth, that the plar.s had changed, and that I
wanted five additional men. I directed him to
send the answer to S. S.. care of a certain num
ber, New-York Postoffice. Friend discovered
that his letter had gone astray, and that he had
made a mistake. He offered a reward. I con
tinued in communication with him, and shifted
the address to A. A. Warren, same pustofßce
box. He wrote another letter. Inclosing his
card offering to furnish the men. I sent more
deputies to him, and he offered to pay them to
go to New-York and vote several times. He
also promised them a beer supper and a good
time after the work was done.
"Next I g«'t in touch with Chief Murphy and
he told me he had got similar information
and was working on it. 1 had a conference
with him and the District Attorney of Jersey
City and to-night Friend was arrested. The
papers and other incriminating evidence were
found upon him, and he was positively Identified
by my men. Friend is held fur examination on
Thursday morning. All this bears me out in
my statement that colonizing was being schemed
In the Bowery. It all starts there.
"1 have arranged with Chief Murphy to de
tail men at 4 o'clock this morning in the dis
tricts where the colonizing is being done, and
to watch all the ferries. He will notify me of
anything suspicious or if blocks of ten are leav
ing for this side."
LAWYERS READY TO DEFEND VOTERS.
No legally qualified Republican voter need for an
Instant fear that he will lack proper protection in
casting his vote to-day. Whether he lives ln the
"brownstone" districts, where the force of public
sentiment compels respect for the law on the part
of the Bryanltes, or In the Democratic districts on
the lower East Side, where Tammany Hill has for
a quarter of a century "run things" to suit itself—
wherever he lives, he will have the fullest protec
tion that skilled legal counsel can afford. Every
honest Republican entitled to a vote is urged to go
to the polls early and vote. If In need of Informa
tion he will find Republicans wearing official
badges, who will Inform him on any doubtful point.
Republican lawyers and bondsmen will be at each
of the magistrate courts to defend Republican vot
ers, and also at the County Court House to obtain
necessary writs permitting voters to vote who are
Improperly prevented from so doing.
Ex-Judge William N. Cohen will be at Republican
County Committee headquarters. No. 1 Maillson
ave. At each district headquarters there will be
one or more Republican lawyers.
The Campaign Committee of the Republican
Club, through Its Committee on Law and Election
Work, of which Charles 8. Whitman Is chairman,
has arranged for lawyers and bondsmen at the
Supreme Court and police co'irta to-day as fol
Supreme twurt— Lawyer*. John T. Baker. Alexander V.
Campbell. Jame« P. Davenport. Bcfcrdman Wright. Char'.ea
E. Xeler and Edward H. Fallow*.
Tornbi Police Court— Lawyers. W. TV. Bryan. A. C.
Attartta, F. E. M. Bullowa and F. A. Wart. Bonds
men J. Adriatic* Bu»h and James B. Ford.
Eiiex Market Police Court— Lawyers, Paul D. Cr&vath.
Chester Hillings CSL Son,
successors to RAN DEL, BAREMORE & BILLINGS,
58 Nassau St. . . .• . . 29 Maiden Lane.
TV. It. rindlay. A. *. Gilbert, C *. F*l«r«m. John N.
Johaaoe, Otto A ResaUky and R. N. Olgnouz. Bon4»
man. Jam** Talrott.
Jeff«r«on Market Poltc* Court— Lawyer*. Juli»n T.
Daviea. Herbert Ball. H. B. Hym«n aad Henry Hard
wleke. Bondtmen, George R. Sheldon and Carl A. V*
W««t Side Police Court— Lawyers. B. A. Jr>nm. T. D.
Tannley and John McDonald. Bcndsmen. William Ein
stein and P. C. Costello.
Torkvllle Police CV)urt- Lawyer., Ja-Tje« Nugent and A.
M. Bullowa. Hor/rmon, William Brookfleld. John L. Ton
nelle and Charles S. Brown.
Harlem Police --Lawyer*. Pamue! Btraibur«er.
John Nicholson. Jr.. and H. H. Gibba. Bondsman. J. B.
M^rrlisn!* Pol.c* Lawyers C. A. Jackson and
W. H. V«in Ben»chot«n. Bondsman. George C. Oar*.
| FIGURE THE RESULT FOR YOURSELF.
IT IS NOT NECESSARY TO WAIT FOR COM
PLETE RETURN'S TO FORETELL
Marty persons will be gathered around the
! "tickers" and the bulletin boards* to-night anx
iously awaiting the election returns. There will be.
of course, the usual delays In getting complete fig
ures, and therefore It is convenient to be able to
calculate quickly the probable result from only
partial returns. This can h« done with considerable
accuracy hy one who has a turn for mathematics.
It Is accomplished by using a system of averages.
This presupposes that the calculator knows the
total number of districts on which the fragmentary
returns that reach him are based. For instance. If
he desires to make a forecast of th* result* In
New-York State, he must remember that there are
4,646 election districts in the State. SRI in New-York
County. 1,522 in New- York City. 892 In Manhattan
and The Bronx. 518 In Brooklyn. 72 ln Queens and 40
It Is evident that th» average plurality of any
candidate In a few election districts of each of
these divisions, when multiplied by the whole num
ber of election districts In that division, will give
the "Indicated" plurality of the candidate In the
entire division. Suppose that ten election districts
ln Manhattan and The Bronx give McKlnley 2.600
and Bryan 2.400. MrKlnley"s plurality In those ten
districts Is K.O. or an average of ten votes for each
election district. If this plurality should hol.l good
for the entire 892 election districts In Manhattan
and The Bronx. McKlnley would have a plurality
of 8.920 over Bryan In those two boroughs. This,
of course, is only the "indicated" plurality, and is
subject to change as more and" more returns come
in." - - p.y. .; :
By repeating the computation at Intervals as the
returns increase the average will bo found to change
gradually In the direction of the ultimate result,
because the greater the number of returns used to
compute the average the more accurately will the
results Indicate the final plurality.
It may be well for those who use this system to
remember that then* arc 3.124 «*ectton districts in
this State outside of Greater New- fork, because
many of the returns will be found to com** In
something like this: "Forty election districts out
side of Greater New-York give McKlnley 8.G50:
Bryan. 6,250." These figures give McKlnley a total
plurality of 2.4C0 ln forty election districts, or an
average of 60 in each district. This would "Indi
cate" a total plurality In the 3.124 election districts
of 187,440 for McKlnley in the State outside of the
city. The same syHtem can be applied with equal
facility to Assembly or Senate districts or any
subdivisions of large districts where the exact
number of subdivisions Is known.
BROKERS TO BK ON DUTY AT.L NIGHT.
A good many brokerage houses have arranged to
have their staffs on duty all night to-night In thetr
uptown branch offices or In temporary offices In
that part of the city, for th..- accommodation of
customers who may desire to buy or sell stocks In
the London market on ascertaining the result of
the election for President. The New- York Stork
Exchange does not open until 10 o'clock on
Wednesday morning, while the London Exchange
customarily opens at 11 o'clock, or at 6 o'clock New-
York time, and trading on the "curb" by London
brokers will be|tln as early as 3 o'clock New-York
time, by which hour the result of the Presidential
contcHt should hp knnwrn. An operator buying
Mocks in London by c:il>le at S a. m.. it Is figured,
in case of McKlnley's election, would be able to
take substantial profits by selling the same stocks
her" at the opening of the local exchanir**. where
prices may be expected to op^n higher if the cause
of sound money shall prevail.
Not a few brokerag. houses, it Is said, hare al
ready a considerable number of conditional buying
and selling orders In hand, to be executed in the
early hours of to-rrorrow morning, according to
the outcome of the election, and they expect to book
many more r>rders from customers who will gather
late this evening ln their offices uptown, wher# the
progress of the count in the various States will be
registered by "special wire" service.
ELECTION RETURNS BY TELEPHONE.
The long distance company will collect election
returns from local telephone companies all over
the country, and wll! supply summarized bulletins
for distribution In this city and Westchester
County. Any telephone subscriber who asks for
information on the election will be connected with
one of a hundred special telephone stations
equipped ln the Thlrty-elghth-st. telephone build
ing to answer inquiries. Should the hundred be
come busy at once the overflow will be handled in
trie exchanges, all of which will be supplied with
the returns. In thirty-two hotels and clubs ln
Manhattan the telephone company will provide
members of Its staff to receive and tabulate the
bulletins as they come In Returns will also be
supplied to thirty-flw country clubs, associations
and hotels in Westehester County.
RETI'RNS AT ALPHA DELTA PHI I LUB.
The Alpha Delta Phi Club will have a special
wire for the receipt of election return* at Its club
house. No. 33 West Thlrty-third-st., to-night.
K'ISG CROKtJR 18 JEALOUS.
HE'S AFRAID ROBERT. DUKE OF CORN
WALL. MAY COME OVER HERE AND
TRY TO BE KING. TOO.
Richard Croker. the king of Tammany Hall, with
a racing stable In England, imported French tapes
tries on his neiVhamber wails In the I>emocratlc
Club, $5,000 bulldog ;>ups "all around the lot." and
a consuming desire to corral a few more luxurious
things as soon as possible. Is jealous of another
royal person, one Robert, Duke of Cornwall, and
eldest son of Mhtv, Queen of ISavaria. The failure
of Croker to get up a first class street tight on
Saturday last, when one hundred thousand en
thusiastic Republicans refused to tear down his
"anarchy bandage"," has left his nerves somewhat
unstrung, according to his friends at the Demo
cratic Club, and last night when he saw an item
to the effect that a person named Robert of Corn
wall was descended from a mysterious gentleman
back in Cromwell's time who had been declared
King of Vlrgln:a and the Colonies by Governor
Berkeley, his mind became perturbed at one*.
"It may look ridiculous to some." said Mr.
Croker last night at the Democratic Club, "but we
are closer to imperialism and an emperor than
most people imagine."
gome one then brought in a telegram from young
Prince Richard, a student at Cornell, saying that
the latest Imported 15.000 bull pup had taken to
stealing sheep in Tompklns County and had lost
twelve square Inches of hide while attacking an
old fashioned Republican buckwheat thresher Mr
Croker is reported to have laid down the last an
nual report oi the trustees of the Bloomlngdale
Asylum, heaved a deep sigh, and remarked
"Odds 5 to 1 agin" Bryan, the pup's takln' to
stealln' Bheep nn' a king comin' to knock me out"
Well, this country s golr? plumb to the devil!"
RIGHTS AT POLLING PLACKS.
Among the Instructions for Election Day Issued
yesterday by the Republican County Committee
to district captains and watchers Is the following:
PERSON'S WITHIN THE Gt'ARD RAIL. '
The only p««on« allowed by law within the
guard rail are tv) Inspectors, (h) poll clerks (c>
ballot clerks, (d) duly authorized watchers ie>
persons duly admitted for the purpose of voting
(D the State Superintendent of Elections <g) deputy
superintendents of HociU.n, th) persons admitted tty
the Inspectors for the sole purpose of preserving
order or enforcing the law.
Officers of the municipal police have absolutely
no right inside the guard rail unless they are call-il
upon oy the inspectors to preserve order or enforce
Candidates for public office have the right to be
within the guard rail during the canvass of the
vote— (Section 101. Section 8. Metropolitan Elections
REPI BLICAS PARADERS A&SAI LTED.
Butte. Mont.. Nov. I (Special*.— To-night the
Fusion Democrats assaulted a Republican parade.
imashW and turns* banners and **»• th« march
era, Th« Flambeau Cub charged th« rioters. as 4
dosena were- Injured, although none were killed.
KEIWER MAY XOT BE ABLE TO TOTE.
Springfield, Ohio. Nov. s.— The- Board of Elections
this afternoon refused to grant registration ••>
General J. Warren Kelfer. Th« General threatens
to bring mandamus proceedings. He was out of
the city campaigning on Up* regular registration
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