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tOopyrlirht; 1B00: By The New -York Tribune. 1
[bt cable to the tribcxe.]
rlxmdon.r Ixmdon. Nov. 6, 6 a. m.— The pointers from to
day's story of the market indicate McKinley's
election. Nearly all the American securities
have risen during the last twenty-four hours in
response to strong markets in New- York. Lom
bard Street Is convinced that there will be no
change of Administration in Amerira and no
interruption to the present course of industrial
Rarely ha? Election Day in America had so
much interest for people of this country, and
the outcome of to-day's contest is being eagerly
anticipated It is taken for granted that Me
* Kinley will be re-elected.
The shuffling of the Cabinet cards goes on
here without a fresh lead. I learn on the best
possible authority that Mr. Wyndham will be
Chief Secretary for Ireland, but will not have
Cabinet rank. Hi* friends have counted upon
his admission to the Cabinet as a certainty, but
they are doomed to disappointment. Lord
Cadogan will not resign the Vlceroyalty. and th«
Chief Secretary cannot be in the Cabinet. Mr.
Wyndham has Irish blood, and. what '.s better,
knowledge of and sympathy with Irolnnd. Some
of Mr. Wyn.ihanVs shrewdest friends arc In
clined to congratulate him upon escaping from
the War Office during the n*>xt five years. They
do not believe that the present Government
will be thoroughly in earnest in reforming the
military system, and are convinced in advance
that half measures will be sternly disapproved
by the country.
Lord Roberts's fresh bulletin includes the rec
ord of a gallant march from Belfast by Smlth-
Dorrien and the complete surprise of a Boer
camp. Although this General's name has been
seldom found in the dispatches. South Africans
consider him one of the best men In command,
and even credit him with having military genius.
Dr. Jameson, for example, describes him as a
really great genera) who has not made a single
mistake during the campaign and has done much
brilliant work. Two other generals whom
Jameson praises are Inn Hamilton and Hunter,
whom he knew at Ledysmith, and he also ad
mires French intensely. Dr. Jameson doee not
court publicity. He has recovered from a ter
rible attack of fever contracted In the Ledy
smith hospitals, bat has had a return of older
ailments and has oome to London to consult
specialists. Dr. Jameson gives a thrilling ac
count of the siege of Ladysmlth, and laoks
words In which to express his admiration for the
rank and file of the British army. His com
ments on the generals are in a different key.
He does not believe the guerilla operations will
last long.
The hospitals Inquiry -was dosed yesterday,
after a rattling 1 examination of Mrs. Richard
Chamberlain, who served by her sarcasms and
(jnlea retorts to Justify- Mr. . Tre-reVs famous
epigram about the two plagues of Booth Africa,
women and files. There airs several ladles of
fashion tn the smart sets who would have en
joyed relating their adventures m South Africa
If the CommlaßV>n had allowed them to do so.
Among the candidates for Borough Mayors
are half a doaen peers. The Duke of Norfolk
end Lord OzuOow are rivals for Westminster,
Lord CheimsfoM la named for Kensington, the
Duke of Bedford for Holborn and Lord Cadogan
for Chelsea. Prominent members of the nobility
have been mayors of provincial cities during
the last fifteen years, and the custom of having
titled figureheads in municipal offices has grown
oat of. the recognition by the nobility of their
public obligations In local government.
In an article on British railways, **The Ttmee,"
which has given tbe details of amazing speed
developed by tfae Atlantic City flyers and loco
motives of the French Northern Railway, points
out that It Is quite certain that the fastest trains
In England are no longer by any rneang the
fastest In the world. But British prejudice dies
hard, in spite of the beld facts, and the state
ments will not receive general credence.
An international shoe and leather fair opened
In London yesterday. There waa abundant evi
dence of the fact that m leather, as in other
trades, American manufacturers can easily hold
their own against all comers.
The visit of Prince George of Crete Is attract
ing much Interest. He comes from the Danish
Court to visit the Prince of Wales, and will
probably see the Queen. His appointment as
High Commissioner has always been attributed
to the Influence of the Empress's mother at B*.
Petersburg and the Princess of Wales.
I. N. F.
Peking. Nov. s— The foreign envoys met
again this morning ami virtually agreed as to
the points of chief Importance. It was decided
t<7leave minor differences for future discussion.
London. Nov. o.— Dr Morrison, telegraphing
to 'The Times" from Peking yesterday, says:
Vice-Admiral Alexioff has addressed a com
munication to LI Hung Chang asking China's
Intentions regarding Manchuria, and inviting
her to resume the government of that territory
under Russian protection, which, he says, will
be of "mutual advantage to China and Russia."
Peking, Nov. 4. — A commission, consisting of
the senior staff officer of the forces of each
Power taking part In the Chinese campaign is
proceeding to Bhar«-Hai-Kwan (on the Gulf of
Llao Tong). In order to smooth the friction be
tween the allied commanders regarding the
places to be selected for occupation by their re
spective forces.
Trenton, N. J.. Nov. 5 (Special).— The Rev.
Stephen F. Reed, twenty-two years old. was ac
cidentally shot and killed this afternoon while
gunning. Mr. Reed was one of the bent known
young men in the county. He was graduated
last spring from a theological seminary and was
living- with his father, J. Wesley Reed, at Lew
rencevnie. N. J. His wife, whom he married
six months ago, is a niece of John H. Scudder,
president of tbe First National Bank.
The accidental discharge of the gun of Jobsj.
Bahrenburg, thirty years old. kilted Mr. Reed.
The two men were walking together near a
pond at Lawrence Station, when Bahrenburg
went to let down the hammer of his gun. The
hammer slipped, and Mr. Reed received the
contents of the gun in the abdomen. Mr. Reed
lived only two hours after being »hot. He was
attended by three physicians, all of whom pro
nounced his case hopeless from their first sight
of the wound. Bahrenburg is nearly crazy from
grief. It is said that Mr. Reed's brother some
time ago nearly lost his Tlfe In a gunning acci
dent similar to this one.
Washington, Nov. 5. — A cable dispatch re
ceived at the War Department late this after
neon from General Wood, Military Governor pf
Cuba, reports the enthusiastic opening of the
Constitutional Convention in Havana to-day.
The dispatch Is as follows:
Havana. November !">.
Adjutant-General, Washington.
Convention opened promptly at 2 o'clock. Im
mense enthusiasm and cheering for the United
Ftates. Absolutely harmonious. Every evidence
that patisfaction of the people was entire and
complete. WOOD, Military Governor.
To-night Genernl Corbin received tho following
additional dispatch from General Wood:
The following resolutions, signed by a ma
jority of delegates a? seconders, were presented
to the temporary president of the convention
Just as it was adjourning, and doubtless will be
passed next session:
The nnilrniKned delegates propose thnt
the asHcmbly adopt tl:e following renolo
Firnt — That a committee of the ajmemnly
proceed. Immediately to cnll on General
Wood and manifest the nattnfuetlnn vrlth
which the delegate* have neen him carry oat
the delicate miixlou Intrusted to him.
Second— Thnt the same committee reiinest
(rcneral Wood to telegraph to the President
of the I'nlted States 11*. follc--wsi
The li.-Irjfiin-n elected to the Constitutional
Convention assembled at their Inanxpnral
meeting greet with profound grrntltade and
affection the President of the I'nited States
of .North America, and they are satisfied with
tbe honesty demonstrated in the fulfilment
of the declarations made In favor of liberty
and Independence of the Cuban people.
WOOD, commanding.
Havana, Nov. 5. — The Cuban Constitutional
Convention met in the Marti Theatre this after
noon at 2 o'clock. Long before that hour the
theatre was crowded. Many thousands were
unable to gain admittance, and the streets in
the neighborhood were blocked with people.
General Wood and hlB staff, accompanied by
General Fltzhugh L«e and his staff, received an
enthusiastic welcome on entering the hall, the
band playing "America." Senor Cisneros and
General Rivera escorted General Wood to the
platform, and he almost immediately opened the
convention, speaking as follows:
As MiHtiwr Governor of titt? ""talawd of Cuba
and representing the President of the United
States, I call this convention to order. It will be
your duty first of all to frame and adopt a
constitution for Cuba, and when that has been
done to formulate what in your opinion ought
to be the relations between Cuba and the United
The constitution must be adequate to secure
stable, orderly and free government. When you
have formulated the relations which in your
opinion ought to exist between Cuba and the
United States the Government of the United
States will doubtless take such action on its
part as Khali lead to a final and authoritative
agreement between the people of the two coun
tries, to the promotion of their common inter
All friends of Cuba will follow your delibera
tions with the deepest interest, earnestly desir
ing that you Bhall reach just conclusions, and
that by the dignity. Individual solf-restraint and
wiee conservatism which shall characterize your
proceedings the capacity of the Cuban people
for ri'pre-ppntative government may be signally
The fundamental distinction between true
representative government and a dictatorship Is
that in the former every representative of the
people, in whatever office, confines himself
ptrlctly within the limits of his fiefin^d powers.
Without such restraint there cannot be free
constitutional government.
Under the order pursuant to which you have
been elected and convened you have no duty
and no authority to take part in the present
government of the island. Your powers are
strictly limited by the terms of that order.
General Wood then wished the delegates a
speedy and successful conclusion of their work.
He said that Chief Justice Perez would admin
ister the form of oath which the delegates
might select, and he concluded by appointing
Senor Flguereo, Under Secretary of Btate and
Government, as temporary chairman.
The convention organized with Senor Llorente,
Justice of the Supreme Court, as president and
Senor Vllluendo as secretary. The following
oath was then administered:
We, delegates elected by the people of Cuba
to the National Constitutional Convention,
swear faithfully to fulfil the duties of our office.
We publicly and solemnly renounce allegiance
to or compact made with any State or Nation,
whether made directly or indirectly, swearing
to the sovereignty of the free and Independent
people of Cuba and swearing to respect the so
lution this convention may adopt, as well as the
Government established by the Constitution.
All of the thirty-one delegates were present.
Seftor Aleman. who said that the convention
was "Only a continuation of the fight for inde
pendence," moved that the regulations govern
ing the old Cuban Assembly at Yaya in I*9fl
be adopted. A? nobody seemed familiar with
them the convention a<ljourned until to-morrow
at 2 p. m., wht ii copies will be furnished to the
Washington, Nov. 5 (Special). — Supplementary
to the dispatches in The Tribune to-day from
chairmen of State committees, assuring a great
Republican victory in the National election, the
Washington Bun au of The Tribune has received
the following telegram:
Baltimore. November 4.
Maryland will give McKlnley 11.000 majority
or more, and, I believe, elect an entire Republi
can delegation to Congress.
Chairman Republican State Central Committee
of Maryland.
Berlin. Nov. 6. — It la ascertained from a source
apparently trustworthy that another, and even
larger. Imperial loan is forthcoming. Leading
financiers In Berlin and Frankfort corroborate this
statement. The cost of the China expedition, which
Is much more already than has hitherto been ad
mitted, must be covered by such a loan. Moreover,
the expenses of the empire In various departments
are much larger than was anticipated whan the
budget was passed.
There runs the New- York Central: through the
moat delightful region In America. Fare. 3 cent* a
mlie--AUvi, „:
Vote early to-day!
Tbe poll* nre open from (I ii. m. to S p. m.
Official weather foreoa»t— Fair Tne»daj- and
ivednenday, with moderate temperature;
liffht and fresh north «lnd«.
The registration for the election to-day Is un
usually large in many districts of the city, and
delay In going to the polls may mean the loss
of Republican votes In some of the districts.
Be careful In marking the official ballot. If
you vote a straight ticket, make orly one mark
on the ballot— a cross mark within the circle at
the head of the Republican ticket.
If you vote a split ticket by placing a cross
mark In the circle and then placing the voting
mark In front of the name of a candidate not
In the Republican column, be rure to place that
voting mark within the voting space in front of
the candidate's name. A mark In front of a
name, but without the voting srace mak"a the
entire ballot void.
Any mark on the official ballot other than the
voting mark makes the ballot 'void. See that
the ballot handed to you Is unmarked when you
take it into the voting booth. Ii! a marked bal
lot has been handed to you by a ballot clork, re
turn it at once and demand a new ballot.
I«e only n pencil with a. black lead In
marking the ballot.
It is well for every voter to have a pencil with
a black lead In his pocket when he goes to the
polls to vote, and use that pencil. The law Is
explicit In declaring that a ballot marked with
pen and !nk, or with anything else than a pencil
with a black lead, must be thrown out by the
election officers as void. The Bureau of Elections
supplies a pencil for the use of the voters In
every voting booth, but Tammany might try to
have blue pencils placed in the booths in Repub
lican districts. If you find a blue pencil in
your voting booth don't use it In marking your
ballot. Call the attention of the election of
ficers to the fact that an unlawful pencil Is
placed within the reach of the voters, and re
quest them to have it removed.
The official ballot Is handed to a voter within
the guardrail at the polling place by a ballot
clerk, and when the voter receives it the ballot
should be folded properly. The voter should
carry the ballot Into the voting booth before
he unfolds it. When he has unfolded and marked
the ballot he should fold it again as it was
folded when he received it. The voter must
fold the ballot before leaving the voting booth,
and must keep It folded In his hand until he
presents It to the inspector of elections at the
ballot box. He should keep watch of the ballot
until the Inspector has torn off the stub and
has placed the ballot in the box. Then he may
be sure that he has voted correctly, and that
his vote will be counted as it was cast.
The tightly drawn election battle lines were
much the same last night when the sun went
down as they were a week ago. The skirmish
ing oT the last few days has rtdoun.l. ££•> the
advantage of the Republicans fo a great extent.
No political roorback sprung by the Democratic
managers in city. State or Nation has been
of sufficient magnitude or significance or
trustworthiness to reach the level of an "issue."
The Republican managers at National head
quarters contemplate to-day's struggle with ab
solute confidence. They believe that Bryan and
Stevenson will be beaten, and badly beaten. In
this State the indications point to a rousing plu
rality of more than 100.000 for the National
ticket, and almost as much for the State ticket.
"It will be ISiKJ over again," say the friends of
honest money, with large gains In the Congress
delegations In this State.
The Tammany managers wound up the cam
paign with a trick described at length in an
other column. The prompt measures taken by
the Republican managers probably prevented
serious damage. More lies and tricks are ex
pected to-day, but Republican voters have been
warned so often to be on their guard during the
closing hours of the campaign that the Bryanttes
will profit little from unfair and underhand
The sunshine of yesterday and the clear, cool
wind last night doubtless did wonders in the
way of drying up muddy roads^in the country
and the vote in the country districts will be
large, so that Mr. Bryan, when he hears the
news from the old Empire State, will conclude
that this is still "the enemy's country." Rain
or shine, city Republicans will get out their
full vote.
Benjamin B. Odell, Jr.. chairman of the Re
publican State Committee, yesterday, at his
home In Newburg. repeated hl3 prediction that
the State would give the Republican ticket a
plurality of 100,000 or more, and, In order to
emphasize the need of watchfulness, he issued
the following:
In view of the numerous statements put out
by the Democratic party leaders and the latest
utterances by the Chief of Police of New-York
City, I have deemed it wise to advise every Re
publican to be at the polls early and to main
tain his position in line until his vote Is cast.
Ample provisions have been made in the city of
Nevv-York and in Brooklyn for the protection of
all legitimate voters, and. under the supervision
of the County Committee, legal aid will be forth
coming at the request of all who may be In need
of It.
I earnestly request all the Republican workers
throughout the city and the State to refrain
from entering into any controversy with the
Democratic workers, and to pay strict attention
to the. business th->y are theie for— the getting
out of the full Republican vote.
Any attempt to Intimidate will be met hy the
punishment which It deserves, and It makes no
difference where the intimidation comes from.
We are prepared to be firm In s^curini; our
rights and to protect the law abiding citizens and
also to aid in securing the punishment of those
guilty of crimes against the election laws.
"republican state committee.
By Benjamin B. Odell. jr.. chatrman.
Returns will be received to-night at the Re
publican National, State and county headquar
ters. The National Committees Eastern head
quarters, on the third floor of the Metropolitan
Life Insurance Building. No. 1 Madison-aye.,
will hold a night session to-night, and Joseph
H. Manley, Senator N. B. Scott, Cornelius N.
Bliss. Franklin Murphy and Frederick S. Gibus
will receive the returns there. They have is
sued a limited number of lnvitatl >ns. and would
have sent out more if there was my room to
accommodate people in the offices occupied by
the committee. Th-J news will be received over
the Western Union and Postal Telegraph wires
and long distance telephone from Chicago.
At county headquarters, on the floor above.
General F V. Greene, chairman, and George k.
Manchester, secretary of the County Comrn , t
tee, will keep "open house." The best °« ££'":
ties have likewise been provided here In order to
Be ßet^rM l a't 1 Sta 1 te n headquarters will be received
In parlor D R of the Fifth Avenue Hotel. Sen
atorPlatt wilt receive the returns there, as usual.
Benjamin B. Odell. jr., candidate for Governor,
will remain at his home. In Newburg, where the
peopfe wHI no doubt gather in the old f^ned
way and serenade him and llßten to a speech as
soon a» It Is apparent that he Is to be the ne» ;t
Governor. Secretary R?uben L, Fox »nd Execu
live Chairman William Barnes. Jr.. win be at
the Fifth Avenue Hot«l to assist In ••ndlojr out
bulletins on the result In this State.
Lleutanant-Qovernor Woodruff will receive V
returns In Brooklyn, . '
Governor Roosevelt last evening served notice
upon Mayor Van Wyck that the Mayor would
be held responsible for any violence at the polls
In this city to-day that might result from failure
to recall the order of Chief of Police Devery
directed against the Sta'e Superintendent of
Elections. Mayor Van Wyck was not slow to
see the Importance of the Governor's demand
for the recall of Devery's order. He was at the
Democratic Club when he received the Gov
ernor's letter, and, after a hasty consultation
with Mr. Croker and Mr. Carroll, he rushed
away to take other counsel. Within a few hours
he had placed himself In communication with
Chief Devery and the Police Commissioners, and
before midnight It was announced that the of
fending order of Ch : ef Devery had been recalled.
Mr. Waldron, one of the Governor's mes
sengers, came to the city from Oyster Bay last
evening, bearing a personal letter from the Gov
ernor to the Mayor. He went to the Fifth Ave
nue Hotel and asked for the aid of one of the
employes of the Republican State Committee
there in hunting for Mayor Van Wyck. The nat
ure of the communication which he carried was
not divulged at ihe hotel, but one of the em
ployes at State Headquarters, who knew Mayor
Van Wyck by sight, volunteered to help Mr.
Wuldron find the Mayor. They found the>Mayor
at the Democratic Club about 9 o'clock. The
Mayor walked into the reception room to meet
them, and there Mr. Waldron handed to him
the Governor's letter. The Mayor broke the
seal and read the following.
Oyster Bay, N. V., Nov. 5. 1900.
Hon. Robert A. Van Wyck,
Mayor of New-York City.
Blr: My attention haa been called to the of
ficial order issued by Chief of Police Devery. In
which he directs his subordinates to disregard
the Chief of the State Election Bureau, John
McCullagh. and his deputies.
Unless you have already taken steps to secure
the recall of this order, it Is necessary for me
to point out that I shall be obliged to hold you
responsible, as the head of the city government,
for the action of the Chief of Police. If it should
result in any breach of the peace and intimida
tion or any crime whatever against the Election
laws. The State and city authorities should
work together.
I will not fall to call to summary account
either State or city authorities in the event of
either being s-uilty of Intimidation or connivance
at fraud or failure to protect every legal voter
in his rights.
I therefore hereby notify yon that in the
event of any wrongdoing: following upon the
failure Immediately to recall Chief Devery'n
order, or -upon any notion or »>»«*«***^jt »t' tho
l>n -t of Chief Dover?-. I muiit r.. •m.rtly call
yon to account. Yours, etc.
A frown settled on the Mayor's face as he read
the letter. When he had finished the reading.
Mr. Waldron asked if he had any reply to send
to the Governor.
"No, no." said the Mayor gruffly, and turning
upon his heel he left the messenger abruptly.
Mr. Waldron Immediately left the club. The
Mayor went to take counsel with Mr. Croker
and Mr. Carroll. Inquiry was made for Corpora
tion Counsel Whalen, but it was ascertained
that he was not at the club. Presently the
Mayor left the club. As he was departing, he
was asked if he would make any statement, and
he said In reply: "No. not a word."
Mr. Carroll would not talk about the Gov
ernor's letter. Mr. Croker shut himself in his
room upstairs, refusing to receive newspaper
men or answer their cards. Mr. Whalen said
over the telephone that he knew nothing about
the Governor's letter and could not talk about
The Mayor was driven in a cab to police
headquarters, where he arrived about 10 o'clock.
He went into the office of Chief Devery fifteen
minutes after the Chief had arrived In the
The Mayor and the Chief were closeted to
gether for an hour, and no person was admitted
or spoken to during that time. When the talk
was ended Chief Devery sent an officer to the
newspaper men to say that the Mayor had
something to tell them, and the reporters were
invited into the Chiefs office.
The Mayor sat In Chief Devery's big chair,
while the Chief himself said he had received an
order from the Mayor, and he then read that
The Tammany campaign managers yesterday
afternoon sprung what was intended to be a
'star' trick on certain thirty day Republican
voters In the Xllth and XHlth Congress dis
tricts, where George B. McClellan and O. H. P.
Belmont are trying desperately to stave off de
feat. The trick was designed to frighten away
from the polls thooe who have registered as
thirty day residents of this city. At 11:15
o'clock there were dumped Into the letter chute
of the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company
Building, at No. 1 Madison-aye.. several hundred
sealed letters, of which the following Is an exact
copy :
National Protective Association
City, of New-^ork,
No. 1 Madlnon-ave.
Dear Sir: Aa you are registered aa a thirty day
resident of your district I would suggest that >ou
be accompanied to the polls on Election Day t>y a
friend who will give bail for you. a« I understand
there is a warrant out for your arrest, lours
truly. JAMES P. THOMPSON. President.
These documents are typewritten on plain
sheets of paper, without any printed letterheads
or any other official evidence of their origin.
They ostensibly emanate frorr the "National
Protective Association. No. 1 Madtoon-ave.." but
there Is no such organization at that address or
anywhere else In the city, nor is there any clew
to "James P. Thompson. President." In fact,
the letters were originated and sent out by Tam
many, most of them being* sent to the "brown
stone district," so called, where the sentiment
for McKlnley Is very strong. The threat, of
course, has no foundation In fact, and the Re
publican managers desire to sa> to the thirty
Aa* jptera tbMl they moat not be Influenced by
order, which related to Chief Devery's order to
the captains on Sunday regarding the McCul
lagh men and voters. The Mayor's mandate
William S. Devery. Chief of Police.
Sir: You will at once revoke the order pub
lished in this mornings papers and issued from
your office vn the 4th inst.. at 5:20 p. m.. rela
tive to the duties of the police force on Election
Day, and you will Issue immediately such fur
ther orders as will require your subordinates to
co-operate with and assist in the execution and
enforcement of the Metropolitan Election Dis
trict law. Chapter «7t>, of Laws of 1898, and
amendments thereto.
When the Chief had read the order to the re
porters the Mayor spoke to them, saying:
"There will be no Intimidation or violence at
the election to-morrow. It will pass off as qui
etly as that of a country village. It will be as
quiet an election as was ever held In this city.
The Chief of Police will take charge of that, and
who was Indicted by the Grand Jury yesterday.
will preserve order. I have the utmost con
fidence In the Chief. He knows his duties bet
ter than I do. He Is a perfectly efficient Chief
and understands how to maintain peace and
Chief Devery then said that there would be no
trouble whatever to-day, and that he would en
force the orders of the Mayor to the letter.
Chief Devery sent out the following order late
in the night:
To All in All Boroughs.
Pursuant to directions received by me from
His Honor Mayor Robert A. Van Wyck and be
cause of the misconstruction placed upon the
order which I issued at ">:2O p. in. November 4.
11MH», commencing with the words "Tactics and
nit •ih'>ilp nf intimidation." en-., you are hereby
notified that said order is revoked. You will in
struct the members of your command that it is
their duty under Section 7 of Chapter (570 of the
Laws of 189 ft, as amended, to co-operate and
as-slst In the execution anrl enforcement of the
Metropolitan Election District law and render
aid and assistance to the State Superintendent
of Elections and his deputies in the performance
of their duties when called upon to do so.
Read this at the midnight rollcall and at the
rolicall in the morning prior to the men leaving
their stations for duty at the polling places.
Chief of Follce.
The Chief said afterv.ar.l
"To-morrow's election will be the fairest ever
held in New-York City. I will do all that lies
In my power to s~e that that end is accom
The Chief thin said "Good night" and went
It was rumored at the Criminal Courts Build
ing late yesterday afternoon that Samuel Un
termyer. counsel for Chief Devery. would bring
a motion before Justice Fursman In the Crimi
nal Branch of the Supreme Court to quash the
Indictment against Chief Devery found yester
day on the ground of the order now rescinded.
As a coincidence. Justice Fursman had a Jury
out In an Italian homicide case and they failed
to agree up to a late hour. Justice Fursman ar
rived at the building at 11:25 p. m.. and the
Jury through their foreman announced a failure
to agree. They were discharged, and Justice
Fursman left the building without taking any
action on the Devery Indictment.
It was learned that Samuel Untermyer. As
sistant District Attorney Unger and Chief Dev
ery held a consultation In the evening and de
cided not to flemand a dismissal at this time.
There was therefore no action In the case.
It. They have as much right to vote as any
others, and will be protected in the exercise
thereof, us other voters. The trick became
noised abroad early In the afternoon, and all the
rest of the day the Republican headquarters
were besieged by voters more or less directly
interested In the matter, seeking Information
and advice from the committees, and stating
that their wives and families were much alarmed
about the affair.
The Republican managers at once put a de
tective at work. It was soon learned that the
letters had been mailed at the Madison Square
branch postofflce between 11 and 11:13 o'clock
yesterday morning. Many, if not all of them,
found their way into the box at the bottom of
the letter chute in the building.
O. H. P. Belmont, In whose district many of
the fake letters were circulated. Is the owner of
"The Verdict." a weekly Tammany newspaper
with offices on the fifth floor of the Metropolitan
Building. Mr. Belmont's campaign managers
have done so many strange things since he was
nominated that It was suggested that perhaps
some one In 'The Verdict" office might know
something about the fake letter. When a Trib
une reporter visited the office yesterday after
noon at 5 o'clock the only person there was a
clerk, ,_ „
° "You'll have to see 'Billy' Clark, at the Metro
pole Hotel, about anything political connected
with Mr. Belmont's campaign." said the clerk.
In the afternoon yesterday a dozen or more
men called at National headquarters to ask
about the letter. Among those who received
them were John W. Tree, of No. 002 Broadway;
Edward H. Dutcher. of No. 66 West Thlrty
glxth-st., and C. H. Webster, of No. 52 West
Seventeenth-st. It is believed that the Utter
was circulated all through the city. I
The Republican managers look upon this as
the latest, but probably by no means the last,
contemptible and cowardly Tammany roorback
of the campaign, and, like Its predecessors. It
will undoubtedly react injuriously on its per
There is nothing more appetising and delightful
for a winter's breakfast. Try a two pound package.
Chief Devery was yesterday Indicted by the
Grand Jury an OM charge of Interfering with
the State Supe. itendent of Elections. From
the time thar John McCul'.agh was appointed
State Superintendent of Elections he has been
antagonized by the Tammany police authorities.
Instead of ren-iertng him aid. they have In every
way that was possible to them without com
mitting an own act opposed his efforts to pre
vent illegal registrations and Ufegal voting.
Hitherto the hos<t:lity between the State officials
and the Tammany police offletals has been of
the veiled order. YpsterrJay open warfare de
veloped when Superintendent McCullagh secured
the indictment <>f Chl«f Devery. Specifically ihe
head of the police was accused of interfering
with the Superintendent of Elections In the
execution cf his duty and obstructing the work
of his bureau. Th* charge was baswd upon the
following order, printed in yesterday's Tribune,
which Chief Devery issued on Sunday night to
precinct commanders, and which the Chief late
State Superintendent of Elections.
last night rescinded at the Mayor's direction af
ter the latter had been warned by Governor
Tactics and methods of intimidation perpetrated
upon respectable citizens who have been un« year
In the State, four months In any of the four coun
ties of Niw-York City, namely. New-York Kings,
Queens and Richmond, who have resided thirty
days in an election district and who are legal
voters, by John McCullagh. Superintendent of Elec
tions, will not be tolerated or permitted by tha
Police Department, and the commanding officers
of the Department will give all complaints touching
on such matters their special attention, and will
Instruct the members of their commands to use
all means within their power to protect the honest
right and franchise of all citizens on Election Day.
Accompanied by John H. Hammond, Special
Deputy Attorney-General, who has been detailed
to prosecute violators of the Election law.
Superintendent McCullagh went before the regu
lar November Grand Jury yesterday morning.
Upon the evidence which he presented to that
body an indictment was Issued against Chief
Devery. When McCull&gh emerged from the
Grand Jury room he gave no intimation of what
had happened, and merely Informed the reporters
who awaited him that he had been engaged only
on some election cases. It was not. in fact, until
Devery himself reached the Criminal Courts
Building some two hours later that knowledge
of his indictment became generally known.
The Chief, it seems, was apprised of his indict
ment by Senator -Tim" Sullivan and Michael F.
Lyons, a Bowery restaurant keeper, and an
elector on the Democratic State ticket, who by
some means had learned of the action taken by
the Grand Jury. They Immediately hurried to
Headquarters and advised Devery to go at once
to the Criminal Courts Building, In order to
avoid the humiliation of being sent for by the
judicial authorities. Lyons offered to furnish
Special Deputy Attorney-Oenerai. who presented
Devery"« case to the Grand Jury.
bail for Devery to any amount that might be
asked for. Devery w » s obviously surprised at
what had happened, and was excited and angry
also. As he came down the steps of Pollc«
Headquarters he cried to the reporters:
•They're crazy! They're crazy! Here's McCul
lagh has had me Indicted by the Grand Jury for
Interfering with him. They're craxy" '
Entering hi» cab with Lyons he was driven to
the Criminal Courts Bulldin*. which they
' reached a few minutes before 3 o'clock. They
! went dlreetlv to Part I. where Recorder Golf Is
sitting during the present term The Recorder
had retired from the bench, but learning that
he was In his chambers, thither the Chief and
Lyons went, and were at once admitted. As
slstant District Attorney Unger was summoned,
' and all three were closeted with the Racorder
for twenty minutes At the expiration of this
period. Devery, still accompanied by Lyona
came from the room, but when he was ap
proached he would reply to no inquiries. "See
Unger," was all that he would say.
It was learned afterward that he had given
I bail In the sum of $1,000. Lyons being the se
! curity. It was said that tbe ball bond had besj|

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