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THE BELL CLANGS FOR THE LAST ROUND.
STALWART LEADERS CONFIDENT OF McKINLEY'S ELECTION,
WHILE THE BRYANITES REMAIN MOST SOLEMNLY DEFIANT
VOLUME LXXXTTII— NO. 159.
SAN FRANCISCO, TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 1900.
AT THE PRESIDENT'S HOME
Called to the Poreh by Cheering Towns
people, Mr. MeKinley Speaks
When the President mentioned the name
of Judge Day there was another enthusi
astic ovation and the Judge was con
stantly interrupted by applause while ha
country to the other the American people
will speak (A voice. "For William Mc-
Kinley." Tremendous and long-continued
cheers), and we must wait reverently and
in patience for their verdict. I know you
will be glad to hear a word from our fel
low toT/nsman, Judge William Day, whj
has held a conspicuous place in the ad
ministration over which you called me to
preside in 1S9C I thank you and bid you
good-night." (Tremendous applause.)
BLOOMINGTON, 111., Nov. 5.-Adlal E.
Stevenson arrived home late last night
and spent to-day quietly with his family.
To-night he was the principal speaker at
the Coliseum, talking an hour on the ques
tion of Imperialism. Mr. Stevenson's re
ception by the audience was a great ova
tion. Mr. Stevenson has spoken continu
ously for six weeks in ten States, and he
said to-nlEht that he was confident of the
election of Mr. Bryan and himself. He
will vote early to-morrow and will re
ceive the returns in the evening at his
of the Democratic Ticket.
Says He Is Confident of the Success
Afternoon stops were made at Lostant,
La Salle, Mendota, Amboy, Dixon, Pclo
and Freeport. \ -
STEVENSON BEACHES HOME.
Addresses by Presidential Candidate
John G. Woolley, National Chairman
Stewart and R. J. Radford, candidate for
Secretary of State for Illinois, were well
received at Bloomington El Paso was the
last stop of the forenoon. .
EL PASO, 111., Nov. 5.— The Prohibition
special train left Peoria this morning over
the Big Four for the final day's run of the
campaign, a total of eleven stops being
scheduled for the trip through Northern
Illinois. The first speaking of the day
was at Tremont. V": " "•-!
Woolley Is "Well Received in Illinois
Judge Butler of the District Court, on
application of the Repifblican County
Committee to-day issued an order enjoin
ing the Board of County Commissioner*,
which is controlled by the Democrats,
from Interfering in any manner with the
deputies appointed by Sheriff Jones. The
board nevertheless met this afternoon and
revoked the commissions of all the dep
uties, disregaTdlng the court's order.
Killed in a Mine.
WALLACE, Idaho, Nov. 5.— Henry R.
Mesler of Oswego, Kans.. was killed by. a
cave-in at the Standard mine last night, v
BUTTE, Mont.. Nov. 5.— In a political
row" here to-night . several persons were
injured. Michael Torpy's injuries were
severe. The disturbance grew out of an
attempt to break up a marching club's
Injured in a Political Row.
ST. PAUL. Nov. 5.— An operation was
performed late to-day on Senator Davis,
which included the amputation of one of
his' toes. The patient stood the shock
well and Dr. Murphy, who 1 performed the
operation, reports that the Senator's con
dition is slightly more favorable.
Operation on Senator Da via.
Interested in It.
CLEVELAND, Xov. 5.— The Leader to
morrow will say:
According to a story which came out
here to-day, a new railroad syndicate has
been formed by the Goulds, E. H. Harri
man and John W. Gates. The new syn
dicate has now under its control the Chi
cago and Alton and its allied interests,
the Kansas City Southern, the "Wabash.
the Missouri Pacific and the Missouri.
Kansas and Texas and other properties In
the southwest country.
Under the new arrangement these roads
are to be put into the pool. The object
is to lessen the competition and to make
possible a new through service to the
Texas territory, which has not been ob
tainable out of Chicago hitherto. The
story has it that the syndicate is to reach
into this territory as well as control cer
tain Western systems by buying in the
Clover Leaf and then making overtures
for the possession of the "Wheeling and
Lake Erie. It is also said to be the
nucleus of a larger syndicate In the West
that will try to gain control of tne larger
roads there. _ .
Palls Dead on the Street.
SAN JOSE. Nov. 5.-Orlando M. Meek
lem. a carpenter. 49 years of age. fell dead
ion the street this evening' The cause was
heart disease. . .
RTTMOBS OF A NEW
The .Goulds, E. H. Harriman and
John W. Gates Said to Be
•"¦>* ANTON, Ohio. Nov. 5.-The Me
m Klnley lawn, so famous in the
I . J campaign of 1S96. was to-night
• the scene of an enthusiastic
demonstration similar to that
which closed the campaign of four years
ago. The President was prevailed upon
to depart from his rule, which, in the face
of much pressure, has been inflexible all
through the campaign, and he made a
short address to his neighbors and fellow
townsmen, free from partisanship, but
apropos, of the election to-morrow. He
also introduced Judge Day for a short
speech from the famous front porch. The
occasion was an unadvertised and unan
nounced serenade by the "Grand Army
Band," with several thousand people fol
lowing the band with cheers and hurrahs
and a glare of red fire that illuminated
the whole scene about the McKinley
The band appeared upon the streets
some time after dark, and the report that
the President was to be serenaded spread
like wildfire. First a score fell In behind
the band, then another score, then hun
dreds, and finally, by the time the McKin
ley home was reached, thousands. Some
where, no one knows how, a supply of red
fixe torches was secured and they were
burning at their height when the cheers
of the crowd around the house drowi.ci
the music of the band. Two or three se
lections were played in the street in front
of the house and then the band was in
vited to the front of Mrs. McKlnley's
parlot for another selection. •
After each number there had been calls
for the President, and finally he appeared
on the porch. He bowed to the crowds in
front of him and to his right and to his
left amid deafening cheers. There -were
calls for a speech, and some one pulled
from the vestibule of the house a relic
of the campaign of four years ago, a Ttn
nessee stump,' with polished top and en
graved emblem, brought here by a Ten
nessee delegation. The President stood
upon this and spoke as follows:
"My fellow citizens: I am very glad to
greet you once more at my old home. This
is not a .year when I am making speeches.
To-morrow - from one end ot the vast
tions be an accident. There is no earthly
excuse for the return to the conditions
that existed before the present adminis
tration. The people know what is before
them, and if they vote against their own
Instincts it is their own fault.
"The morrow promises success. The
great parade of Saturday in New York
shows that the business men are aroused.
For'hour after hour \hey -'marched in the
rain to testify to their devotion to the
cause of the nation and the flag, and it
augurs success." ' . ¦;&*
Governor Roosevelt then discussed in a
general way the national issues. He was
frequently cheered, and at the close of
the meeting was tendered a reception.
TROUBLE FEARED AT DENVBB.
Registration Lists Alleged to Be
Padded, and . Conflicts Expected.
DENVER, Nov. 5.— The registration ha3
been, largely Increased throughout Colo
rado this year, mainly through the ac
tivity of the women voters. In Denver
69.016 names are registered, 20,000 more
than in 18%. Charges of padding the reg
istration and colonizing have been made
pn both sides. On the national ticket the
question appears to be merely' the size of
Bryan's majority. The fusion State
ticket will not receive the entire Bryan
vote, but its success is regarded as prob
able nevertheless. The next Legislature
will elect a United States Senator to suc
ceed Walcott, and the fufalonlsts claim
that not over a dozen members pledged to
Walcott \ will be elected. Judge Hallett
in the United States District Court to
day made an order, forbidding- United
States Marshal Bailey to appoint deputies
to serve at the polls to-morrow. ¦> Sheriff
Jones . at Arapahoe County has sworn, in
500 or C00 Republicans as deputies to servb
at the polls in this city and the Demo
cratic Fire and Police Board has appoint
ed as many special policemen. ,
Feeling "is running; very high and it is
feared conflicts may occur at some of the
polling places to-morrow. The Republican
County Committee ; to-day published a list
of over 5000 names on the registration lists
of : persons, who. it ; is claimed, have '¦¦ no
"right to vote.
NEW YORK, Nov. 5.— Governor
Roosevelt wound up the Re
publican national campaign to
night by delivering an address
at Oyster Bay, L. I., before one
of the largest gatherings that ever as
sembled at that place. Prior to the meet
ing there was a parade, led by five bands.
When the Governor appeared ho was
greeted by long continued applause. He
said in part:
"In this campaign I have not only ap
pealed in my speeches to the Republicans
but to all who have the honor and integ
rity of the country at heart. I have ap
pealed to higher motives than partisan
ship; I have appealed to honor. I have
appealed to all, whether agreeing or dis
agreeing with me in politics, to stand by
their country. I have appealed to the
teachings of Jefferson and Jackson and of
Lincoln. Mr. Jefferson was an expansion
ist, and he it was who expanded over Ne
braska and governed the Indians without
their consent. The Indians have been suc
ceeded by the Populists, and they are gov
erned without their consent.
"Mr. Croker says he Is In politics for his
pocket. I am not criticizing him, only
quoting him. As for Jackson, he was tor
hard money, expansion and honor for the
flag. If Mr. Croker were to walk over
Jackson's gTave Jackson would turn over
In his grave with disgust We must beat
Bryan and also stamp out Bryanism.
"The Republican party stands to-day
for continued prosperity. Compare the
times to-day with those four years ago,
when McKinley became President. Bryan
said If McKinley were elected there would
be bad times. We said there would be
prosperity and there- has been.
"The triumph of silver would paralyze
business and it would hurt most the la
boring man and the mechanic— those who
are paid by the week and month. There
has been greater prosperity in the last
four years than ever before. The price'of
produce has Increased 60 per cent; fail
ures have decreased; mortgages. have de
creased in number and amount; the de
posits in the savings banks have in
creased, and all this in spite of Mr. Bry
an's prophecy. This cannot be called an
accident." nor can a return to old condi-
Addresses a Great Gathering at Oyster
Bay and Deelares That Bryanism
Must Be Stamped Out.
ROOSEVELT CLOSES THE
" 'Four years ago on election night the Journal beat the entire country with the news of William McKinley's election.
This year the Journal expects history to repeat itself.' J. H. MANLEY."
, George Stone, chairman of the Republican State Central Committee, received a telegram last night from National Committeeman Manley containing the astounding information that
the Evening Journal considers Bryan's cause hopeless. The message is as follows:
"Republican National Headquarters, New York, Nov. 5, 1900, 7:53 p. m.
"George Stone, chairman Republican State Central Committee, San Francisco, Cal: To-day's Evening Journal, Bryan's chief organ (last column, sec
ond, page), concedes McKihley's election in these words: V
Announces in His New York Evening Journal His Belief That the History of McKin
ley^ Election in 1896 Will Repeat Itself.
HEARST ADMITS HOPELESSNESS OF BRYAN'S CAUSE.
tho order issued on Sunday to captains
regarding the McCullagh deputies and
voters would be rescinded. The order of
the Mayor read as follows:
"You will at once revoke the order is
sued from your office on the 4th inst.
relative to the duties of the police force
on election day, and you will issue Imme
diately such further orders as will re
quire your subordinates to co-operate
¦with and also in the execution and en
forcement of the metropolitan election
district law and amendments thereto."
Later Mayor Van Wyck made the fol
"There will be no Intimidation or vio
lence at the election. It will pass off as
quietly as that of a country village. The
Chief of Police will take charge of that
and will preserve ore*. I have the ut
most confidence in the Chief. He knows
Ills duty and is a perfectly efficient Chief
and understands how to maintain peace
Chief Devery said that there would be
no trouble at the polls to-morrow and
that he would enforce the orders of the
Mayor to the letter.
ONLY A TAMMANY TRICK.
Spurious Letter Warning Republican
Voters of Impending 'Arrest.
NEW YORK, Nov. 5.— Republicans
¦who. had given the time of their residence
in their election districts as thirty days
were much worried to-day upon receiv
ing what purported to be a warning let
ter sent out by the National Protective
Association, city of New York, and dated
at 1 Madison av'enue," where the head
quarters of the Republican National and
County committees are located. The let
ter suggested to the voter that as there
was a warrant out for his arrest he be
accompanied to the polls by a friend, who
would give a ball bond. These letters
were en plain paper, without a printed
letterhead or other evidence of their
origin. They were mailed on Sunday and
delivered th's morning. Many of the re
cipients hastened to Republican national
or county headquarters to ask what the
warning meant. Republican officials knew
nothing about the letters. A search
through the city director}* failed to dis
close the "National Protective Associa
tion." These letters were characterized
by Republicans as evidence of "contempt
ible and cowardly Tammany roorbacks."
All Republicans who came to mane in
quiry were told to go and vote and were
assured of protection. No warrants such
as are described in the letters are out.
Republican lawyers and bondsmen will be
at each of the Magistrates' courts to de
fend Republican voters and also at the
county courthouse to obtain the necessary
writs permitting voters to vote who are
improperly prevented from so doing.
EXODUS FROM WASHINGTON.
Government Employes Hasten to
Their Homes to Vote.
WASHINGTON. Nov. 5.— All the trains
I leaving the national capital to-day were
I crowded with voters going to their homes
j to cast their ballots to-morrow. From the
Government printing office alone almost
3500 employes have gone and the ratio is
almost as heavy from the other Govern
ment bureaus. All applications for leave
of absence for this purpose, except where
I absolutely Inconsistent with the public
service, were granted. With the exception
of Secretary Hay and Secretary Gage all
the Cabinet officers will vote at their
These two, with such guests as may be
invited, will assemble at the White House
to-morrow night to receive the election
returns. They will be In direct tele
i graphic and telephonic communication
j with the President and with the National
t Republican headquarters in Chicago and
j New York. Representative Loudenslager.
I who has charge of the Republican branch
j headquarters here, will receive the return"
¦ and keep tab en the complexion of the
I next House of Representatives. Repre
j sentatlve Richardson of Tennessee, chair -
j man of the Democratic Congressional
Committee, will be here to-morrow,' night
to receive returns at headquarters.
HANNA LEAVES CHICAGO.
Will Spend the Evening With. Mc-
Kinley at Canton.
CHICAGO. Nov. 5.-Chairman Hanna
and Secretary Heath of the Republican
National Committee left to-night for their
respective homes at Cleveland and Mun
cle, Ind. After voting to-morrow Chair
man Hanna will go to Canton and sprnd
the day with President McKinley. He will
return to his home during the evening and
receive the election returns at the Union
Club in Cleveland. He will not return to
Chicago again this fall. During the latter
part of this week he will go to New York
to oversee the closing of the New York
headquarters, then return to Cleveland
and remain there until Congress* opens In
Mr. Heath, after visiting Muncle to-mor
row morning, will return to headquarters
In Chicago and will remain here until all
the accounts of the committee are settled
and the furniture shipped. The commit
tee's mail should be addressed during thin
week to Chicago and it will be attended to
by Secretary Heath. After this week all
communications Intended for the. commit
tee should be addressed to Washington,
where the national committee will have
temporary headquarters. ¦ ' . .
driven to police headQuaxters, where he
called upon Chief Devery. The Mayor and
the Chief of Police were closeted together
for an hour. At the conclusion of the
conference Chief Devery announced that
in accordance with the Mayor's orders
NEW YORK, Nov. 5.— Governor Roose
velt's message 'was delivered to Mayor
Van Wyck at the Democratic Cluo to
night. The Mayor took a cab and was
••I not fall to call to summary ac
count cither State or city authorities In
the event of either being g-uilty of Intimi
dation or connivance at fraud or failure
to protect every legal voter In his rights.
I therefore hereby notify you that In the
event of any wrongdoing following upon
the i failure immediately to recall Chief
Devery's order, or upon any action or In
action on the part of Chief Devery, I
jnust necessarily call you to account.
•My attention has been called to the
cSdal order Issued by Chief of Police
r>every. In •which he directs his subordi
nates to disregard the chief of the State
Ejection Bureau, John McCullagh. and
his deputies. Unless you have already
taken Eteps to secure the recall of this
crder it is necessary for me to point out
that I shall be obliged to hold you re
sponsible, as the head of the city govern
ment, for the action of the Chief of Po
lice, IX it should result in any breach of
the peace and Intimidation or any crime
whatever against t"he election laws. The
Eiate and city authorities should work
OYSTER BAY. L. I.. Nov. 5.— Governor
Roosevelt cent the following communica
tion to-night to Mayor Van Wyck of New
Infamous Police Order Re
ROOSEVELT ACTS PROMPTLY
Causes Iffiayor Van Wyck to Have
Candidates arfl leaders are all going
home to vote. President McKinley will
remain in Canton. Mr. Bryan completed
his whirlwind canvass in Nebraska and
will vote In Lincoln. Governor Roosevelt
rested at Oyster Bay. and Adlai E. Ste
venson returned to Bloomlngtcki, 111. Sen
ator Kanna is in Cleveland, where he will
vote to-mcrrow and then proceed to Can
ton, where he will receive returns with
The President. Mr. Odell, Republican can
didate for Governor, is at Newburg, and
Mr. Stanchfield, Democratic candidate for
Goverrcr, has returned to his home In
Elmira to vote.
Betting cor.tir.ued to be strongly on Mc-
Kinley. In Chicago odds as high as 7 to
1 that McKinley would be elected were
effered: In Boston and Philadelphia of
fers were made at 6 to 1. Betting in this
city ranged from 4 to 1 to 5Vi to 1 on Mc-
Overregjstration In many of the upper I
districts is likely to cause considerable j
congestion at the polis. In this way many j
voters who »•¦«• »«¦*«" <u p-ettJr.^ to the polls I
sr*» UkeTy to be enfranchised. TVarn!nrs !
have been distributed to thousands of r.ew j
voters in the city Informing them that
they ere likely to be arrested If they at
teznpt to vote, and advising them to go to
the polls accompanied by bondsmen.
Claims and counter-claims on election
eve were as numerous as usual. Mr.
Odell, chairman of the Republican State
Committee, insisted that New York would
rive McKinley 100.000 plurality. Mr. Cro
ker, leader of the Democratic party in the
State, put his figures at S3.000 and admit
ted in private conversation to other per
sons that Bryan would have 90.009 plural
ity In Greater New York. The Democrats
r!aim that they will carry Illinois, Indi
ana, Ohio and New York. The general
trend in the West would seem to indicate
that the Republicans there are graining
Both political parties are urging their
cdherents to g-o to the polls early and
n.ldressed to Mayor Van Wyck, Sheriff
Grill £r.d District Attorney Gardiner, ap
prising them cf his intention to hold them
personally responsible for any connivance
rr neglect of duty on their part In eon
n«K;tion with frauds against the elective
franchise in New York City, but the latest
crd4r of Chief Devery rescinding his first
one will, it Is hoped, avert trouble.
Governor Roosevelt added to the popular
fxciteirsent by issuing pronunciamentos
force on Sunday, advising them that no
rr.an in the act cf voting- should be Inter
fered with, led to an unexpected and sen
fational outcome •when the November
Grand Jury met and indicted Devery.
order issued by Chief Devery to the police
the city cf New York the situation was
enlivened by the prospect of a clash at
the polls between the police force, which
Js supposed to favor the Democratic
cause, and the deputies of State Superin
tendent of Elections McCullagh, who is
supposed to favor the Republicans. The
in the great centers of popula
tion. Republicans were very confident.
Democrats solemnly defiant and betting
odds were still largely on McKinley. In
NEW" YORK. Nov. 5.— With every
prospect of beautiful weather,
the campaign closed to-night.
Party fcclir.g was running high
Special Dispatch to The Call.
Both Political Parties Are Urging Their
Adherents to Go to the Polls
Early and Vote.
Sensational Incidents in New "York
Attend the Closing of the
PROSPECT OF BEAUTIFUL
WEATHER WHICH AUGURS
A REPUBLICAN VICTORY
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
UNCLE SAM — Time and the wind-up, 'gentlemen. Shake hands and go to it.
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL.