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The Omaha Daily Bee.
New York Grand Jury Holda Tiraamj Big
Kin Criminally Ewponsible.
Intrferenc of Police with Honest Election
Geta Vigoroui Rebuke.
John McOullagh Will Not Tolerate Boss
Oroker! Methods.
lays ne 1 fining frotet the Pro
pte'a llih In .HpKe hr
t Slate I.nw or An)-
- hotly Else.
NEW YOHK. Nor. 5. Chief of Poller
Devery was today tudlcted by the grand
Jury for alleged Interference with State
Superintendent ot Election. John McCul
lagh, In tho performance of hi duty. The
Indictment was returned shortly after noon
and after a little past 2 o'clock the In
formation wu conveyed to Chief Devery by
Elate Senator Timothy Sullivan, who was
accompanied by Michael F. Lyons. n el-c-tor
on the democratic ticket who hid
agreed to furnish ball In any amount named
for Chief Devery. When the chief was
Informed of bis Indictment he went at once
to tho court of general sessions, where he
save ball In the sum of Xl.OOO. Chief Devery.
after ching ball, made the follow Ins; slate
ment "When I was sworn In as chief of police of
New York city, I swore that I would do
my duty and protect the people of this city.
I propose to do my duty toward the whole
people here. I do not propose to be bulldozed.
I am going to see that the people s rights
are protected and that everyone entitled
to vote will be allowed to vote. I am going
to see that the policemen In my charge are
not bulldoied, even by John McCullagh."
Mr. McCullagh refused to talk concerning
tho Indictment. He said, however, th.it
he was a witness before the grand Jury to
day. Chief Devery was released on Jl.OuO
bail. Assistant District Attorney O'Reilly,
speaklsg for District Attoraey Ga.-dner. gave
out the following statement
"Tho Indictment does not charge an
vert act and without the commission of
any overt act there could be no Interfer
ence. The Indictment will not hold water."
Tho Indictment against Chief Devery
charges felony. It charges in part: "That
he did attempt wilfully, knowingly and
with felonious Intent to hinder bald John
McCullagh la the performance of his dutj
as state superintendent of elections."
Gardiner Say If Foriterr.
Colonel Gardiner himrelf. discussing the
Indictment, called attention to the fact
that it was typewritten, even to bis sig
nature, and that of Attorney General Davis,
appended to tho document.
"Mr name to that indictment Is a for
gery," he said. "It was placed there with
out my knowledge, consent or authority."
A minor Incident that figured In the con
trovert was a request made by the police
officials for Superlatendent of Election?
McCullaeh to turn over to them any In
formation In his possession tending to show
. ... . . . - lilt UL pUlitC Ulli IOAC Ul lU.l
that the election U were being 0 aDl, w, prerve order. I have the ut
in sections of the city - where he cl aimed I C0BflPdence ,a ,he chw knQW,
vrungaoins w uo kuiuk v. ..... ..... -
however, declined to answer the police
commissioners, but tonight he announced
that he had unearthed a btg scheme to
brine rcneatcrs into the borough of Man
hattan on election day from Jersey City
and that ona of the rren. Peter Friend, a
saloon keeper In Jersey City, had been ar
rested and was being held at Jersey City
police teadquartera In default of J1.000
The concensus of opinion Is that the
election tomorrow In New York City will
be a quiet one and no serious clash will
occur between the police and the state de
partments because of the misunderstand
ings growing out of Chief Devery's ordar
of late Sunday night, In which he de
clared that the rights of citizens would
be protected regardless of Interference on
the part of Superintendent McCullagh.
Chief Devery Just before leaving his office
for the night said:
"Tomorrow's election will be the fairest
eevr held In New York City. I will do -ill
that lies In my power to see that that end
U accomplished,"
aianlry and Oilrll Look for Repub
lican Plurality of IR.IMM) or
3!ore Toils).
NEW YORK, Nov. 3. The mot Interest
lag development In New York on the eve
t battle Is the Indictment found by the
local grand Jury against Chief of Police
.William S. Devery on the charge of Inter
fering with the work of State Superintend
ent of Elections John McCullagh. Cb.et
have been made for hearing the case the
day after election, The Indictment has
attracted a great deal of attention In politi
cal circles. The points Involved appear to
hinge upon the rights of men to swear
In their votes when challenged by any of
the deputies of the state superintendent of
elections. The legal aspects of the case
are interesting republicans and demo
cratic leaders for the reason ttut It has
been feared that a clash might occur at
the polls tomorrow between the S.000
policemen and the 00 deputies. At all
the political headquarters, at the ofSce of
the chief of police and at the Democratic
club the concensus of opinion seemed to
be that the election would prove a quiet
one despite the differences of opinion be-,
tween the chief of police and the state
Heavy Vote 1 Kspectrd.
Everywhere confidence is expressed that
a full vote, will be polled and republicans
and democrats alike agree that more than
00.000 citizens In Greater New York will
tomorrow deposit their ballots for the men
of their choice. Indications are that the
yote In the city will be at least 65.000 larger
than ever before la' tho history of Greater
New York. Generally speaking republicans
cencede that Qryan will cetry Greater
New York. On the other hand, democrats
admit that McKlnley will carry the state
It Greater New York Is excluded. Th
Iterances of opinion arises on the ques
tion of the pluralities that the democrats
are conceded In the metropolis and the re
publicans are conceded la the up-state dis
tricts. Democratic national headquarters were
practically deserted today, only Secretary
Mason of the executive ccmmlttee being
iCcBtlsued ea Second Page.)
" f'M.
Iteneuades aistlui: thtj fulon
managers are prlntlug for distribu
tion fake sample ballot." labeled
it-publican, but containing cross-
marks for tho fusion legMatlve
cnndldntf'5. Thoy arc also clrculnt
inn another bath of jrtirrllou clr
cuilnr attack Ins Mr. Kosrvcntpr.
Beware of all thi"c fnke-5.
-- ---
nv 1urk' Major MM llerul!
I)err Order or Hear the
OYSTER BAY. L. I . Nov. 6. Governor
Roosevelt sent the following communication
tonight to Hon. Robert A. Van Wyck,
mayor ot.New York City:
Sir My attention has been rall-tl to the
oinclal order lsuel by Chief or Police
Drverv. in whlrh he direct" his subordi
nates to ilWregunl the rhlrf of the state
election bureau. John McCullagh. and his
Unless you hnve already tHkrn step to
secure the recall of till order It In wees
sary for m to point out that I shell be
ohllxed to hold you responsible hi 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 Intimidation
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 guilty of intimidation or
connivance .it 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
failure Immediately to recall Chief Devrrys
order, or upon any action or Inaction on the
part of Chief Devery. I must necessarily
call you to account. Yours, etc..
Oyster Day. Nov. 5.
Governor Roosevelt's message to the
mayor was delivered to Mayor Van Wyck
at the Democratic club tonight. The mayor
at once took a cab and was driven to police
headquarters, where he called upon Chief
Devery Tho mayor and the chief of po
lice were closeted together for an hour.
At the conclusion of the conference Chief
Devery anounced that In accordance with
the mayor's orders, the order Issued on
Sunday to the captains In regard to the
McCullagh deputies and voters would be
rescinded. The order of the mayor read as
"You will at once revoke the order Is
sued from your office on the 4th Inst, rela
tive to the duties of the police force on
election day and you will Issue Immedi
ately such further orders as will require
your subordinates to co-operate with and
assist in the execution and enforcement of
the metropolitan election district law and
amendments thereto."
Later Mayor Van Wyck made the follow
ing statement:
"There will be no Intimidation or violence
at the election tomorrow. It will pass
oft as quietly as that of a country village.
The cn,ef ' Police wHl 'ake charge of that
his duty, and Is a perfectly efficient chief
and understands how to malntala peace and
Chief Devery said that there would b
no trouble at the polls tomorrow and that
he would enforce the orders ef the mayor
to the letter.
Van Wrk and Devery Flank.
NEW YORK, Nov. C Chief Devery an
nounced at police headquarters tonight thst
he would rescind his order of Sunday re
garding the McCullagh men and voters.
Mayor Van Wyck Issued an order to the
chief to revoke the order.
Ilenuhllrun nd Democrat Both
lloprfnl of Carrylnic State.
LOUISVILLE, Ky.. Nov. 5. A campaign
that really began before nominations were
made c!osel tonight In Kentucky, with
both sides claiming the state lp published
reports by 10,000. though disinterested es
timates do not put the majority either way
above 6.000 or 8,000.
The republicans made the Issue and
named it civil liberty, which term ex
presses their opposition to the Goebel elec
tion law and to the election of the legisla
ture In the contested election cases. The
state central committee of the Independ
ent democrats, who In the last election
cast 12. HO votes for John Young Browu
for governor, has endorsed Yerkes, re
publican, for governor, and Bryan. The
democrats claim that the bulk of the In
dependent democrats have returned to the
party. It Is generally believed that Bryan
will run ahead of Beckham, democrat, for
governor, and that Yerkes will run ahead
of McKlnley. whether democrats or re
publicans carry the state. The republicans
hope by fusion with Brown democrats to
carry several congressional districts now
represented by democrats. Already arrests
have been made in various parts of the
state for alleged bribery and alleged plans
to Invalidate ballots before thay are cast.
Both fcides are unusually watchful and
alert and the election will be conducted
under a veritable searchlight of public
Member of Pollilrnl Club of All
Parties fraternise at Whrrlliiu.
WHEELING. W. Va., Nov. 5. Wheeling's
"Mother Hubbard", parade the evening be
fore presidential elections, when the mem
bers of the marching clubs of all parties
come together and Join In a great demon
stration In honor of the woman's suffrage
candidate for president, Is unique and or
Initial with this city. Tonight's affair. In
honor of Mrs. Catt, was the largest on
record, fully 1,000 marchers being In line.
The real woman suffragists, however, have
on this occasion entered an emphatic pro
test against the demonstration, but the
opposition seemed to add to tho favor
with which the public looked at It. Over
30,000 persons lined the streets and laughed
at the queer and ridiculous costumes the
marchers wore.
The situation tonight Is unchanged. The
republicans continue to claim the state
by over 15,000.
Wyoming's Majority.
CHEYENNE. Wyo., Nov. S.-(8pecial
Telegram.) Chairman VanOrsdel of the re
publican state committee tonight Issued a
statement In which he sijs McKlnley will
carry the state by a majority of from 3,000
t 1,000.
Chancei for an Exciting Election Are Very
Good Out There.
Poller Force Arrayed Aaalnt the
Sheriff anil County Coninil-
lonrri AKInt the
Dlatrlrt Court.
DENVER, Nov. 3. (Special Telegram.)
The chances for an exciting election day
tomorrow seem very good tonight. Five
hundred extra poltcement have ben sworn
In by the democratic police board and as
many republican deputies by Sheriff Jones.
The board of county commissioners today.
In defiance of an order of Judge Butler cf
the district court, revoked the commissions
of the deputies and this evening b-nch
warrants were Issued for the arrest of the
commissioners for contempt. It is said
the shorlff v.111 rerommlsslon the deputies
and It Is feared the rival peace officers
rUsb in some of the downtown dis
tricts tomorrow.
United States District Judge Moses Hal
lett this morning declared that United
States Marshal Bailey had so right to
swear In extra deputy marshals to su
pervise the election.
The chairmen of both parties are -aira-Ing
everything In sight, but it Is noticeable
that the bettlrg Is rapidly switching to
wards the republicans. The outlook tj
ulght Is for the election of the Bryan
elector by from 1.V000 to 1S.OO0 plurallt":
Frank G. Goundy. republlran candidate for
governor, and his ticket by from 3.000 to
6,000. Robert W Bonyge. republican. In
the First congressional district, by 5.000,
and the re-election of Congressman J. C
Bell, fiiflonlst. In the Second district, by
from 13.000 to 25.090. The legislature will
likely be republlran by a small majority
on Joint ballot, so Insists State Chairman
C. D. Ford.
The betting tonight is 2 to 1 that the
republican legislative ticket Is elected in
Arapahoe county fDenvcr). This will In
sure the electlcn as above estimated.
Claim of thr Knlonlatn.
The state is conceded to Bryan, but not
by tho enormous pluralities and majorities
claimed by Milton Smith, democratic state
chairman. Smith asserts that 55.000 to
CO, 000 Is the least that Bryan will get, as
against 134.000 tour years ago. He ack
nowledges that J. B. Orman. nominee for
governor, will run behind, estimating his
vote at 35 000 to 40.000 plurality. The re
election of Congressman Shafrotb In tht
First district Is claimed by 10.000.
Everyth'ng depends on Arapahoe county
Goudy, It Is thought, will run ahead of bis
ticket S.OO0 In the state and Is counted
upon turning the trick to the extent of
3,000 In thle county. Bryan will likely get
the county on a scratch. Bonyge expects to
come down from the northern farming
counties with a plurality over Congressman
Sbafroth of several hundred, depending on
Arapahoe county to hold the vote for
County Chairman Charles Hartzell of the
republican committee expects the McKlnley
legislative ticket to win out by 3,000, while
his fusion adversaries boast of 10,009 for
themselves, although split tn twain by the.
recent decision of the state supreme court,
which decided that the democratic branch
beaded by former County Chairman Thomas
J. Maloney, is not the bolting element but
the faction to whtch the title democratic
rightfully belongs. Maloney has nom
inated a separate legislative ticket pledged
to fight Wolcott and 'expects to poll as
many votes as do the disinherited branch
chaperoned by Governor Thomas and Tom
Patterson. Conservative estimates give
him about 3.500 votes in the county, which
will be enough to throw the election to
Senator Wolcott.
If Wolcott carries Arapahoe county it
means sev'enteea legislative votes for blm,
thirteen reperesentatlves and four sena
tors. With these assured, he can count
on nearly half of the assembly and bis
chances of re-election are bright.
Illial Chairmen Present Flsnres that
Ousht to He Convincing.
BALTIMORE, Nov. S. On the night be
fore election the leaders of both political
parties profess to be confident of victory
at tomorrow's balloting and both sides are
claiming the state by pronounced ma
jorities. Before leaving for his home In Harford
county tonight, whither he goes to vote.
Chairman Murray Vandlver of the dem
ocratic state central committee said:
"I have no hesitancy In claiming that
we will carry the state by from 6,000 to
10,000 majority and that both city and
county will contribute to that end. We
will not only carry the mate for Bryan,
but will elect four congressmen sure and
it would not surprise me In the least If
Major Little should defeat Pearre In the
Sixth district."
Secretary William F. Porter of the city
democratic committee supplemented Mr.
Vandlver's statement by adding-
"We have made a careful poll of the city
by men experienced In the work, who made
polls In the two previous campaigns. I
have the utmost confidence In the accuracy
of this latest poll and will say that the
outlook Is bright and that the city will
go democratic by a substantial majority.
I will not give figures, but am confident of
a favorable result."
Chairman Phillips Lee Goldsborough of
the republlran Mate committee said today
that he looks for even a larger majority i
than the ll.CwO which he mentioned last
night as his estimate, and Insists that Ma
ryland's congressional delegation will be
entirely republican. He will not go to
Cambridge to vote, but will remain at
headquarters throughout the day. Senator
McComas left tonight for Washington
The prevailing odds at hotels snd clubs
tonight range from 10 to 6 to 2 to 1, with
McKlnley at the big end. Some few bets
were recorded, the largest, JI.000 against
J1.:P0. being placed late tonight. On the
general result a few small wagers were
made at 5 to 1.
Republican. Ilowrvrr, Are Confident
of Overthrowing Ilrjanlani,
SIOUX FALLS. S. D.. Nov. 5. The eve of
election finds both parties still stoutly
claiming that they will carry the state.
Conservative republicans estimate that the
majority for their state ticket will be be
tween 6.000 and 8.000 and that this ma
jority will carry with it the congressional
and state tickets and a comfortable ma
jority on joint ballot In the next legisla
ture. The tusionlsts say Bryan will carry
the state by at least S.000 and that their
congressional and state nominees will be
elected by majorities ranging from 1.S00 to
3,500. They also claim they will have a
majority of not less than twenty on joint
ballot in the state legislature. Insuring the
return of Richard V. rcttlgrew to the
Vailed States senate.
Ransom in Hjsjrue Colors,
Edgar Howard in Paplliioa Times,
April 1, 1M7
On the first day of the legisla
tive session the Times picked Sen
ators Ransom and I to well as the
leaders of the corporation contin
gent In that IkmIj". The picklni;
was not an evidence of smart
ness on our part, for. Indeed, any
man trho hn watched the course
of thoe worthies! In recent years
could and would have done aa well
as we did. Speaklnc of linn
som and Howell, what a dls
Rraoc the pair has been to
tue free silver force wlilcb
elected them. Hand In hand
In every scheme to aid Iti cor
poration robbery, back to bnck to
flcht against the sharp shafts of
public criticism while pushing
pamblcrs' bills to passage. Shame's
crown for shame Is the fact that
thpse traitors bear the democratic
Litlrnt of Cnnlon to ih- Nmnlirr of
Thousand !.ltrn to I'uloiclum
by Jmlur III).
CANTON. O . Nov. The MrKlnly
lawn, so famous in the carapainn of lv6,
waj this evening the scene of an enthusi
astic demonstration similar to that xl k-h
closed the campalga four years ago. The
president made a short adlre to his
neighbors and fellcw-tow nsmen. free from
partisanship, but apropos' of the election
tomorow. He aNo Introduced Judce &ay
for a nhort speech from the famous front j
porch The occasion was an uaadvertmed
and unannounced serenade by the Grand
Army band, with several thousand people
following the band with loud cheers and
hurrahs and a glare of red fire that Illu
minated the whole scene roundabout the
McKlnley home. 1
The band appeared upon the scene some j
time after dark and the report that the
president was to be serenaded spread like
wildfire. First a score fell In behind the
band, than another score, then hundreds
and iln-illy. by the time the McKlnley home j
nas reached, thousaads. Somewhere, no I
one knows Just how, a supply of red lire
torches was secured and they were burn
ing at their height when the cheers of the
crowd around the house drowned the mu
sic of the band. Two or three selections
were played In the streets In front ot
the house and then the bond was Invltco
to the front of Mrs. McKlnley's parlors
for another selection.
After each number there had bren calls
for the president and finally he appeared
on th porch. He bowed to tbe crowds
In front of him to to his right and to hts
left, amid deafening cheers. There ere
calls for a speech and some one pulled from
the vestibule of the house a relic of the
campaign of four years ago, a Tennessee
stump, with polished top and engrar;d
emblem, brought hero by a Tenaessee dele
gation. The president rtnl upon tUs
ana tpo.r as lollnw-s-
My Fellow Citizens: I am very aiud to
greet you once more at my old home. Thlc
Is not a year when I am making speeihwj
Tomorrow from one end of this country to
the othr the American peop.e win Bpe&k.
(A voice: "For William McKlnley " Tre
mendou applause and cheers i and we
must wait reverently and In patlnc" for
their verdict. I know you will be glad to
hear a word from our fellow townsman.
Judge William It. Day. who has held a run
splcuoux plac In the administration over
which you called me to preside In 15S. I
thank you and bid you good night. (Tre
mendous applause.)
When the president mentioned the name
of Judge Day there was another enthusiastic
ovation and the judge was constantly In
terrupted by applause when he spoke as
My Ftrllow Citlxens: It has been my for
tune for a few months to occupy a position
of which It Is one of the unwritten laws
that Its Incumbent shall take no part In
political campaigns. I have had, as you
have had. the privilege of listening to the
arguments thin fall. I hope with an Impar
tial and judicial spirit, and having henrd it.
for one. I am prepared to say m mind Is
fully made up. (Laughter nnd applause.)
And now yon have come tonight, as you
have often come before, to testify to your
loyalty, your devotion and your apprecia
tion of our great fellow townsman, the Urst
citizen of the republic, (Tremendous ap
plause). You know, and we all know, with
what ability, with whut earnestneHs. with
what eelf-sacriflce he has given hlmnelf to
the duty which this people Imposed upon
him four years ago. (Great applause, i No
man hue done more for the country, no man
hu done better for the peo-le than lias
William McKlnley by his wise, patriotic
nnd able administration of the affairs of
thin government. (Great applause.)
We know with what reluctance he un
sheathed the sword of war. We know how
with every fatr and honorable means he
sought to avoid war. (Great applause.i
We know with what Hteadfast earnestness
h directed the affairs of that short and
decisive struggle to a successful conclusion.
Ar.d we know how much he has contributed
to place this country In the foremost rank
of the nations of the earth, with prestige
all over the world and. what Is better, pros
perity within the limits of this country for
our own people. (Cher.) I know that no
endorsement will be given him tomorrow,
hearty and universal a I believe it will be.
that will be more appreciated, that will be
more gratifying to lilm than the endorse
ment that 1 think is In store for him from
his old neighbors and friends and fellow
citizens, who are assembled here tonlgnt
and who will go to the polln tomorrow.
(Great applause i And one more thought,
with all the honor of that exulted position,
with all that he has achieved, with all that
his name stands for. when he goes to the
polls tomorrow to cast his vote It will count
for just as much as yours and mine, and no
more. In what other country can It be said
that on one day In th- exercise of the great
DrtvileBe of eaual suffraue all Its citizens.
Including I la chief magistrate, stand with
equal power, each doing his duty as he
fees It for the best Interests of his coun
try (Tremendous applause )
Now. ray fellow citizens, I will not de
tain you, but I will only say. having made
up your minds, go to the polls early to
morrow, discharge your duty and when
next we meet I think we will rejoice tn a
victory which shall be for the best ntereu
of this country and promote the welfare of
far distant people. KJreat arplause.)
llrlr of thr Mining- Kins: of Iluttr
Turned Donti by a llnlim
BOSTON, Nov. 5. Judge Grant of tbe
Suffolk county probate court today dis
missed the petition brought by H. A. Hoot
asklag for a partial distribution tn Massa
chusetts ot the estate ot the late Andrew
J. Davis, the Montana millionaire. In ac
cordance with the Jecreee of the court of
Montana, which affirms a compromise.
Judge Orant said that it did not seem
equitable at this time to grant the pcti
ton, since tbe application appeared to have
been made with a view to evade liens filed
In Montana against tbe Interest of tbe
petitioner and others. Mr. Root's petition
Is only a side issue in an extended litiga.
tlon over the estate ot the dead, mining
king of Butte, which has been befora the
courta of Massachusetts and Montana for
several years. Much of the Davis property
includrd shares is mining companies pro
moted by Boston peoplt.
Todaj'i Election Will Be a Greater McEhlej
Victor Than in '96.
llepnhllcan .Vatlonal Lender ltae
Their Confidence on Actnal tie
port of Men Who Hate
Hern In the I'lrlrf.
CHICAGO, Nov. 5. The following state
ment was given out at the headquarters
of the republican national committee:
"There are few surface Indications at
this time dissimilar to those of four years
ago. when McKlnley swept the country by
the greatest majority probably ever given
to a presidential candidate Tbe work of
the republicans during the last four weeks
has been mirvelously effective. It has
been marked everywhere by completeness
In detail of machinery, harmonious action
and desired results. McKlnley and Roose
velt will carr) every state which voted for
McKlnley and Hobart fonr year? ago and
certainly several others that voted for
Bryan In 18S6.
"The alleged hopes of CroVer and
Bryan as to carrying Indiana and
New York are simply following out
the program of claiming every
thing In sight for the purpose of
encouraging their followers In close states
to make the mort desperate efforts for suc
cess. The claims of th republicans are
based upon the result of artual ork re
ported by men In the field, brought up
through precinct ward, township, city,
county and state organizations, and upon
actual farts as shoun by the closest poll
ever made by political organization."
m:w .ii:hm:y rou m'kim.iiv.
ltru of Klctlnn lny Drtrrnilnr nc-
eor of riiaior etr!l.
TRENTON. N. J.. Nov. 5. There has heen
no change In the political situation In New
Jersey today. The republicans arc confi
dent of success, but the democrat claim
that If tbe members of their party who
remained away from the polls four years
aco turn out tomorrow the state will go
for Bryan. The lncn-ase In registration. '
the republicans claim. Is due to the nor
mal growth of the voting people. The
democrats, however, claim that the In
crease shows that the democrats who re
mained away from the polls four years
ago expect to vote tomorrow. The great
fight In the state will be for the legislative
ofilccrs. The eight senators to be elected
w-IU have a vote next year for a successor
to Senator William J. Sewell. whose term
expires at that time. Vnder ordinary cir
cumstanced the democrats would hope to
elect seen of the eight nenators because
the counties Irom which they are to be
elected are democratic, but It being a
presidential year, the republicans claim
tbe big vote that will be polled for Mc
Klnley will enable them to pull throuKb
five of the senators, which would give them
such a majority In tbe senate that only a
landslide next year would prevent them
having a majority on Joint ballot.
Chairman Franklin of the republican
state commltee today said'
ThT' I' ''ery little that can b said that
hj. t.ut been said already The republican
party eems to be in very good condition
all over the state, and during my experi
ence I have never seen the county organiza
tions so npparently satlsn with the way
hr camnaJcn has been handled. We of the
state committee have i.on the best we
could for the party In every county, and ;
so far as I can see now no mistaken have t
been made. Our majority, 1 brieve, will j
be at least 45,w0 or 50.(Xn !
Taken nil In all I brllvr the New Jer- ;
sev rep-.tblicans are satisfied with the rim-
palgn and confident of victory tonwow. i
chairman William R. Gourley of tho
democratic state committee, through Sec
retary W. K. Devreaux, made the follow
ing statement-
"We are not giving out any figures, but
I claim Bryan will carry New Jersey by
a safe margin.
"I am confident the democrats will carry
tour of the eight congressional districts."
Chairman Hrrnelry- rrrdlrt ItrKuInr
Hrpnbllruu I.anillldr Today.
INDIANAPOLIS. Ind.. Nov. 5. The eve
before the great battle In Indiana finds
both sides resttng on their guns, eager for
the fray ot tomorrow. Indications point
to a full vote being polled.
Tbe Marion county political committees
were busy today exposing alleged efforts
toward corruption in the election In this
city tomorrow.
The democratic committee started la last
night by causing the arrest of William H.
Evans on the charge of attempting to cor
rupt aa election Judge.
This afternoon the republican commit
tee made an affidavit for tbe arrest ot
John Banks, negro, who, according to its
Information, has been trying to bribe a ;
republican Judge of the election to sell a j
ballot j
Chairman Martin of the democratic state I
committee made the following statement, j
"I believe Indiana will go democratic by a
very safe majority."
Mr. Herneley, chairman of the repub
lican state committee, gave to the As
sociated Press the following final estimate
of tbe probable result' "It Is a landslide.
We will elect eleven congressmen sure and
will carry the state by not less than 40.
000 and will elect the entire state and na
tional tickets and will carry both branches
of the legislature."
ropocrnl Are Boaatfal, bnt Thry Will
ot Hack Their Opinion.
TOPEKA, Kan.. Nov. 6 There have been
no important developments in tbe political
situation in this state since Saturday night
Both sides tonight profess great eagerness
for the battle tomorrow and the utmost
confidence in tbe result. The republicans
claim a victory for McKlnley by C5.000
plurality, tbe success of tbe state ticket
by a plurality somewhat less, the electloa
of eight congressmen and a majority on
joint ballot in the legislature.
The fuslonlsts concede one congressman
to the republicans, but claim everything
else, placlag Bryan's plurality at 16.000.
The betting odds are In favor of the re
publicans, butery little money Is being
With fair weather, for which the Indi
cations are now favorable, a very heavy
vote will be polled.
Onr Rally- Held lu Hhoilc Ialaud.
PROVIDENCE, R. I. Nov. 5. With the
republican rally In this city tonight, the first
of the campaign for either party, tbe can
vass In this state ended. Tbe socialist vote,
coming principally from workers In the tex.
tile manufactures, will show a large In
crease and the republican managers expect
to Increase their plurality ot ;2,000 of four
years ago.
McKlnley' Plurality In Maine.
PORTLAND, Me.. Nov 6. Tbe conditions
in Maine have not altered materially since
Saturday and there U no reason to change
the estimate of the probable republican plu
rality ot :S,000 is this state.
Forecast for Nebraska .
Fair. Variable 'Win Is
Tr mpr ra ttire nt Oamha YeMerdayt
Hour. Urn. Hour. llrr.
R a. m -I.t I p. in ."
O a. m ...... I"J 2 p. ni AT
7 au m 12 .1 p. m A?
smin -t:t t p. ii r.s
I) n. m -14 T. p. in ..... . AM
III a. n 4H II p. in H
11 a, m lill T p. in ..... . r.:t
12 m r.;t k p. in r.2
tl p. in r.o
Thnt I What Jim Dnhlninn Went
All thr Way to fir
VurL For.
The return of the Bryan party from New
York was hailed with special delight by
the fusion managers here because It meaut
the arrival of the Bryan boodle fund for
which Jim Dahlman ai. democratic na
tional committeeman bad made the pil
grlmagt to New York. Dahlman's trip
with Bryan to New York was for the
special purpose of raising money to put
Into tho campaign to Nebraska to save
Bryan's home slate to him. It Is reliably
reported that a large slice of the stuff ,
has been planted In Douglas county, the
disbursal to begin this morning through
the hands of Ed Ho veil. Lee Herdman and
G M. Hitchcock each of whom has been
liberally supplied The plan contemplates
th wholesale employment of what l
known as the floating vote All sorts of
pressure is also to be brought by th fu
sionlsts on the Judges and clerks of the
election, so that it behoove the repub
licans to watch well the rount to make
sure no manipulation is practised
Clenr klr for Voter I'.irryiihrrr
KicrpI I'natllily In rrr
K null! nd.
WASHINGTON. Nov. 5.-11 a. m Special
weather forecast for Tuesday, Not ember 6:
The fine weather conditions of last night
have chanced but little. On the Pacific
coast. In all Rocky mountain states, the
DakoUs. Nebraska. Kansas. Minnesota,
Icwa. Missouri, Wisconsin. Illinois, In
diana. Ohio, Kentucky. Michigan, Tennes
see the east rulf and south Atlantic states,
Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia. Penn
sylvania, New Jersey and Delaware, the
weather Is certain to be unusually fine, with
clear skits and pleasant temperature. In
New York the weather Is clear, except
cloudiness on the lakes, where light show
ers occurred last night. There Is a pos
sibility of light and unimportant shewrrs
In the northern part of tbe state tonight,
but north winds are now- setting tn and the
weather Is almost certain to be fair and
pleasant Tuesday. In New England there
Is considerable cloudiness under the In
fluence of an area of low pressure, which
Is drifting eastward. Fair weather will
prevail, except that light rains In Maine
northern New Hampshire and Vermont to
night may continue during a portion of the
day Tuesday. WILLIS L. MOORE.
Chief United States Weather Bureau.
Talk tn thr Mill Hand at Srnlh
Chlraica and Then Leave
for Home.
CHICAGO Nov. 5. Senator Marcus A.
Hanna. chairman of the republican national
committer made his last speech at noon
today, addressing several thousand railroad
employes and steel workers at South Chi
cago. When the Illinois Central special,
bearing the senator and party, arrived at
South Chicago, the whistles of all tho big
mills there were blown, and large crowds
gathered at the depot to extend a welcome.
Accompanying tho senator was Richard
Yates, the republican candidate for governor
ot Illinois. At 5.30 p. m. Senator Hanna
will leave for Cleveland, where he will
vote tomorrow, after which he will go to
Canton to be tbe guest of the president.
Senator Hanna sald:
Mv friends, save your 'enthusiasm for 'i
morrow night, for then you will have plen'y
of opportunity to give It full play. .Ap
plause t We nre on the eve of one of the
createst elections and one of the most im
portant elections that has ever been held
In the United States. It is second to
none other for the effect It wit have cn
the masses who toll for their living and it
is secona to none lor its ttrect upon thT,.
who rare for and unhold the nrlnrlnlrn .,f I
sound money and a protective tariff. I
come to you as u buslress man who ha
been engaged all his life In the kind f
work that has built up this pan of Chlraso.
Tomorrow It will be In your power to de:lde
thlH great question of whether we arc- to
cuntlnue prosperous or to suffer a calam
itous reverse 1 bIlve you will stand bv
the republican party and stand by the g--at
lrnder of that party. President McKlnley,
who has stood by you. (Applause.
"Look on Thi Picture."
Let me present a picture. On one Mde
you have a man whose only part In con
gress during Ms short term there was t j
tear down what McKlnlr" had been four
years building up the McKlnley tariff bill
and what Wi It he pavo you? The Wilson
Gormait bill that put out the tires In 'he
furnaces, ihut checkJ Industrie i,n-l
brought about a condition that, God forbid
wo may ever see ugaln. (Applaue.) And
now Bryan Is aj,klnir you to elect him pres
ident of the United States and he cares
not what means he uses to cet th re
quired number of votes. He tell.- you that
If elected he will eutabllsh a free silver
basis and a system of free trade, and .ve
know he will lsnore all economic nrlnclnlrj
Making such frantic uppeals he reduces
hlmbelf to the rank of the lowest dem
agogue. Now turn with me to whire Wil
liam McKlnley shouldered his muket In
defense of his country and follow him
through a four years' war and then see
him enter congress, elected then, as r.e
always has been, by the working men. Ha
haw always stood with them and by them
and ha always been ready to hear them
. , V. ln , it; . V. , V. ...r rl.
Inimi.n hftrf i" nnnrl unltv tn vnfe for li m '
they made him president and there tt-y
will keep him another frur years. (A!
plaus and crls of "We will.' i
Now. what 1ms Bryan stood for Whit
hat he done for the working people? iA
voice: "Nothing"' Yes. lie has He dl I
all ln his power to defeat their Interes s.
He helped kill the McKlnley bill He I a
been at a loss to find an !Mue that would
last over nlaht and roucht to creato one
by working for and voting for the reaffir
mation of the treaty with Spain. When he
workvd to get democratic congressmen
to vote for the treaty wax Bryan honest? (A
voice. "No.") Honest no He raise the
cry of Imperialism, and that Is an lnul
to the American people. Congress settled
that question and It wan for the president
to put down rebellion when the American
flae wan assailed
Now. I want to assure you that William
McKlnley will be re-elemed tomorrow by
the largest plurality that was ever given
to a president of the United States. I am
horry I cannot talk longer, but you look
like men who know how to vote without my
advice and to vote right too.
Kana City Mnn Take HI Onn Life.
KANSAS C1TV, Nov. 6. A. A. Cooper,
aged 63 years, a real estate and Insjrance
agent, cmmltted suicide at his office here
today, shooting himself through the head
w)th a revolver. Mr. Cooper was the
lathtr of L. D. Cooper, traveling passenger
and ticket agent of the Chicago & Alton
railway, anu Ernest and John E. Cooper,
Kansas City business men. He had been
ln business here and at Lawrence. Kan.,
for twenty years. No cause for Hulclde Is
Antl-Trut Law .Not Violated.
WACO, Tex Nov S. The case of the
state of Texan against the Waters-Iien e
Oil company tor penaltlen for alleged viola
tlon of the anti-trust law of amount
ing to a total of tlM.OOO. came to an end
today In favor of the Waters-Iierco Oil
Douglu County's Sheriff Fleei froa thi
Eenrico of Sumnons.
Court Interferes, with an Ifior. to Ontragt
Freedom of tbe Ballot.
Deputy Sheriffs to Overawe Oitiieni at the
Poll. During the Day.
Paper Given the Coroner to ffnr,
but III .Mot Diligent Search Tails
to Ucstr the herlft In III
Hiding Place.
Sheriff Tower remained in hiding all day
ypstcrdiy and all of last night to evade
the service of a restraining order Issued
by Judge Baker at 3 o'clock yesterday aft
ernoon to prevent the sheriff from violat
ing the election law which he has sworn
to enforce. The papers were placed In
the bands of Coroner N. P. Swanson, who
made every effort lo serve Ibeiu, but with
out avail. When the coroner entered the
Jail one ot the deputies remarked that they
nee expecting him and had no Informa
tion to Impart concerning the fusion sher
iff, who fully expected that Ms trickery
would bo headed off.
At an eariy hour this morning tbe cor
oner visited the homo of Sheriff Power on
South Tenth street, but the family re
fused to answer the doorbell. Lights were
burning In the house and there was every
evidence that members of the family were
at home. Another visit lo the Jail failed
to bring tbe hiding sheriff to light.
party of democrats watched every move
of the coroner and kept Power Informed
as to his whereabouts. It was reported
that Power attended the Bryan meeting at
the paUllos on Capitol avenue, but 'he
either was not there or disappeared before
Mr. Swanton nnd his assistants succeeded
in locating blm.
Why thr Order W lurd.
The restraining order was Issued on the
relation cf Chairman Ostrom of the repub
lican county committee, who set forth In
his petition the fact that Sheriff Power
and others were ln a conspiracy to enlist
a large number of deputies prejudiced tn
favor of the fusion candidates tor the pur
pose ot coercing and intimidating voters.
In the capacity ot county commissioner
Mr. Ostrom protested against the county
being put to such unnecessary expense
maintaining that it is the duty of the
police departments of Omaha and South
Omaha to preserve order at the polls. He
pointed out to the court that tho police
are fully able to preserve peace at tho
polls and that the appointment ot deputies
by the sheriff is Illegal and only for th
purpde of alnderlcg the clerks and intir
terlng with the election.
Judge Baker granted the following re
straining order, the service of which tbe
tricky sheriff avoided:
Upon application of the plaintiff for at.
Injunction. Lpon his petition duly verified
It being necessary' that the defendant have
notice of the application before an Injunc
tion Is granted. It Is therefore ordered
that said cause be set for hearing on the
th day of November, lft.0. at 9:30 o'clock a
m. before the Honorable Jacob Fawcett.
Judge of the district court, at court room
No. 6 In The Uee building, In the city of
Omaha, Neb., and that the plaintiff be
forthwith required to notify the defendant
of the time and place of said hearing, and
that until further order of the court a re
straining order Is allowed against the de
fendant, any and all his deputies, and all
other persons acting for or under said de
fendant, restraining him from calling or
causing to be sworn in any special deputy
sheriffs to serve at or near any polling
place within the cities of Omaha or South
Omaha ln Douglas county. Neb., on the 6th
day of November, Wu. A. D., or from plac
ing or causing to be placed, and from per
mitting any special deputy sheriffs to be
stationed or remain at or about any polling
plaren in the city of Omaha or South Omaha
on the 6th day of November, A. D. ISOu: that
the said sheriff be restrained from Inter
fering In any way with the said election, to
be held on the 6th dav of November. A. D.
1M0, or from doing any act or thing to pre
vent any elector legal of either of the cltli-s
of Omaha or South Omaha or the county of
Douglas from castlnK his vote for the per
son or candidate of his choice at the elec
tion on the 6th day of November, A. D.
1?"0: that the said order shall become of
effect upon the plaintiff executing an un
dertaking in the turn of tVO, cs required
bv law, to be approved by the clerk of the
court. B. 8. DAKEB.
Judge of the District Court.
Power Flees Harly.
As soon as tbe republican committee
heard that the sheriff was about to swear
in his political henchmen for the purpose
ot furthering their own Interests at tbe
expense ot the county, action was taken
to prevent such corrupt and Illegal action.
Before the sheriff had succeeded in commit
slonlCft more than a dezen ot bis men,
rumors of the efforts to interfere
with such proceedings came to the
sheriff, and, profiting by his experience last
spring, be disappeared as effectively as if
the ground bad swallowed blm up and
kept under cover.
Another evidence of disreputable tactics
adopted by the tusionlsts was the arrest of
Councilman Harry B. Zlmman on a warrant
sworn out by Pat Ford, who connected the
Third ward councilman with the alleged
illegal registration of some Russian Jews,
The case was brought in Justice Baldwin's
court and Mr. Zlmman was Immediately
released on bond. The councilman's friends
resect the attack as an outrage and Mr.
Zlmman asserts that be does not even know
tbe persons who are said to have registered
Illegally. Many tusionlsts In the Third
.ward are disgusted with the employment
of such rolltlcal methods and have an
nounced that they will not stand with a
party which stoops to such low practices
In the hope of gaining votes.
iiinrrnur Say -sr' Conrir Approved,
GALVESTON. Tex.. Nov, 6. The Galves
ton Deep Water Commission, wheb has In
hand the preparing of the measures for
Mtate and federal government relief In re
lation to the late hurricane, today passed
resolutions taking notice of a possible im
pression that Governor Sayers had been
derelict In calling a special session of the
legislature to relieve Oalveaton. The coin
mission says Gevornor Bayer" course has
Its entire approal, as Galveston will re
quire more substantial assistance than can
be accomplished by nn appropriation from
the state treasury The commission prale,
thr Kovernor ami the people of Texas for
what they have done.
tuliK'rlhr to World' Fair.
ST LOUIS. Nov. 6. Late this afternoon
x:50.W, the largest subscription yet made
to the Worlds fair local fund of ts.000.000,
was handed to Wt'.llam 11. Thompson
chairman of the finance committee. It
came from the St, Louis Transit company
nnd the Suburban railroad, the two com
panies controlling the street railways of
St Louis, A quarter of a million dollars
was the sum originally apportioned to the
ptreet railway Interests and this subscrip
tion will make the closing of the local
tu&d a comvarailvely easy matter.

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