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OMAHA, NEBRASKA, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER '., 1S94.
The A. P. A. and the Republi
cans Have Generally Won.
Frauds are Reported From KausasCitj
The Result in Xew York a Complete
Overthrow of Tammany.
The election in tLh city has not gone
differently to what we have, from the
first, believed it would go.
Nearly all the Republican ticket has
ben elected, whbh points to Madden's
election for mayor at .he nex t election.
In Illinois the result has been a com
plete Republican victory. Wulff is
elected state treasurer and both
branches of the legislature will be Re
publican. Reports from points outside of C hi
cago and Illinois 6how practically the
same state o' affairs.
The Kansas City American gives
this report of the elections elsew here:
For several weeks a most exciting
campaign has been waged by the can
didates on the various tickets, but at
the same time it has been an amicable ,
good natured contest, marked by but
very few disagreeable things.
True, Register Owsley has had some
severe things said about him regarding
some of his official acts, and some of
the candidates have been referred to
in uncomplimentary terms, but we all
expect those things in a campaign, and
very few of us believe a story which Is
set afoot on the eve of an election to in
jure a candidate.
But that orderly canvass for votes
was not followed on election day with a
due regard for the law by some of our
citizens. The filar contains quite an
extended account of election day out
rages, from which we take the follow
ing: "The election which began early this
morning and which will not end until
7 o'clock this evening, is carried on to
day in many precincts with a total dis
regard for the election laws. During
the past week the Republicans have
done little else than try to insure a fair
election. The candidates were left to
take care of themselves while the cen
tral committee made its fight for fair
play. Whatever may be said of the
. candidates, the fight for fair play was
commended by the best element in
Kansas City. Todays events prove that
that fight was useless in almost every
"Judges Henry and Slover,of the cir
cuit court, decided that every party is
entitled to challengers and to witnesses
of the count of the votes. The judges
of election in the districts controlled by
the Shannons, John May and Ed. Find
lay and in other precincts decided that
the witnefses should not go in the
booths, and they did not. In many
cases today force was employed to eject
"The Republican central committee
objected to 100 of the judges who were
appointed by the recorder of voters.
The recorder of voters agreed to treat
with them, then changed front and
finally submitted a proposition which
the Republicans declared they could
not accept. The proceedings today
show that the objections to the judges
were not'Jwithout foundation. The
judges appointed as Republicans are
helping the 'Democratic judges dlsre
gard the law.
"The day began clear and bright.
Before sunrise, almost before day be
gan to break, the polling places were
opened. In the west half of the Ninth
ward, in the Second ward and a part of
the Sixth ward men were on hand to
put the witnesses out if they attempted
to stay and to elect judges of their own
kind if any of the regular judges should
be late. This they accomplished to
their own satisfaction.
"In the Forty-eighth precinct of the
Ninth ward, where Joe Shannon's word
is a higher law- than the decisions of
any court or the orders of any board of
police commissioners, there was excite
ment all the forenoon. The polling
place is 320 East Eighteenth street. At
6 o'clock, when the .polls opeed
Shannon was there with his henchmen,
leaving to his brothers and Martin
Welch the Forty-ninth precinct, which
is as clearly under their control. L. C.
Stolte, a judge, and Thomas Malloy, a
clerk, both named as Republicans by
the recorder of voters, were absent, and
their places were quickly filled bv
James Kelly and John Mullin. Repub
lican and Populist witnesses and chal
lengers offered their credentials. The
judges told them to go out and wait
until 1 hey, the judges, bad passed on
the question of whether witnesses
should be admitted, which they prom-
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corruption was unearthed In municipal
affair. Wnh each now eiiomire of
the method of Tammany the A. P. A.
grew, and the result In New York s'alo
how how well they were organized
and how easily they defeated the
sympathizer of Rome.
From Went Virginia comes the cheer
ing news that the A. 1. A. have
changed the Flrt district ot West
Virginia, retiring a Roman Catholic
congressman and electing In LU stead
In Missouri tho result has not lieen
unexM-cteU. I hone men who have
tieen objectionable to the American
order have either been defeated ttr have
been returned with greatly reduced
majorities. The dUpatehos from all
over the conereHHionai district show
that Tarsney is not getting the vote h
did two years ago, and it I more than
probable that ho will bo defeated.
ised to do after they had made the first
count. They have not decided the
point yet. The witnesses objected.
They were given to understand that it
was le't to. them whether they should
walk out or go out headforemost. At
all events, they were not wanted there
and were not to stay there. The room
was packed, and in the rough and
noisy.crowd they saw no friends. They
walked out. It is stated by one side,
and denied by the other, that Joe Shan
nan put the Republican witnesses out
by force. Thejpollce who stood around
said they knew nothing about it. Thi
Republican challenger, James II. Rich
ards, who was allowed to remain, says
he saw no force used.
"The first vote put in the ballot box
stuck tight in the mouth. James Shan
non, one of the judges, opened the box,
broke out the machinery used to count
the number of votes as they are put in,
and the rubber rollers used to prevent
more than one vote going in at a time.
He threw the machinery into the cor
ner, slapped the cover on and the elec
tion proceeded with the dismantled
ballot-box doing service as though
nothing had happened. Shannon says
the box was broken open by agreement
of the judges, and J. S, Rust of the
Democratic committee telephoned the
same statement to the Star at noon.
"Precinct Forty-nine polling place,
717 East Eighteenth street, was run in
the same manner. Martin Welsh, who
has been an attache of Latshaw's notor
ious court everisince there was such a
place as Latshaw's court, was elected to
serve as a judge in the place of Thomas
Hoye, an old man who is a Republican.
Welsh was a judge at the primary last
spring when the ballot boxes were
stuffed for Johnson delegates.
"Jim Pryor and his gang opened
the polling place of Precinct 23, the
Fifth ward, at 2025 Southwest boule
vard, half an hour before the time for
the polls to open. The regularly ap
pointed judges and clerks of the Re
publicans had not arrived, and Pryor
and his outfit went to work and elected
a set to suit themselves. One of the
Republican judges appointed by the
recorder of votes arrived during the
time Pryor and his men were electing
their own judges, and as he is said to be
as good a Democrat as Republican,
tbey were content to let him remain.
But it was found that he was too drunk
serve, and another half-and-half
judge was placed in his stead.
"The same thing was attempted at
Precinct 24, at 2130 Broadway, but the
Republicans were there first, and pro
tested so vigorously that the attempt
to elect a new set of judges was aban
doned." And so the story of lawlessness runs
on for several columns, to be followed
by the information that warrants are
out for the arrest of Shannon and
If these outrages do not convince the
Protestants of this community that
Rome is always dangerous, it will be
useless for us to try to submit sufficient
evidence to eradicate the prejudice
they have always entertained against
the A. P. A. movement.
At this time it seems quite certain
that Col. Stone has been elected, in
spite of the dastardly work of the gang;
and it also seems quite certain that J.
Scott Harrison, for county treasurer;
Dr. E. Burchard, for coroner; H. H.
Hinde and Elmer Phipps for the legis
lature received enough votes to entitle
them to certificates of election, If the
same had only been counted. The elec
tion of Robert T. Van Horn is also
claimed by a large majority of the
people, and there is no doubt but what
he will contest the election of his op
ponent. All day Tuesday, Tuesday night and
Wednesday excitement over the out
rages perpetrated in the several pre
cincts ran high and resulted In a mass
meeting being held in Turner Hall
Wednesday night, at which ringing
speeches were made by Mayor Davis,
Col. Waters, Major Wm. Warner, Mr.
Faxon, Blake L. Woodson and W. W.
The hall was packed with the truest
type of American citizenship, which
greeted each speaker enthusiastically.
Major Warner in his remarks said;
"We are not here as Democrats, Repub
licans or Populists, but as representa
tive American citizens," who had
assembled to devise ways and means to
detect and punish crimes that had been
committed against the ballot during
the late election.
When Mayor Davis arose to speak
the applause was simply deafening.
During his remarks he denounced the
daily press for its subserviency to gang
rule, and advocated the enforcement of
).w and order. His address was a ring
ing appeal for a higher grade of Amer-
SOT A I'AHTISAN.
Douiral started a subscription which
amounted to more that 91,000.
The committee Intends to bring every
man who violated the election law to
justice, and have it understood that
hereafter elections in Kansas City must
be held according to law.
They will have the help of all law
abiding, patriotic citizens, regardless
While the will of the ( itizens of
Kansas City has been thwarted in
part by lawlessness and intimidation,
from all over the country comes the
most cheering news. Everywhere the
A. P. A. has won. A dispatch from a
friend in Colorado says the "yellow
dog" ticket the A. P. A. ticket was
elected by 20,000 majority. In Ne
braska the early returns from both the
towns and country precincts indicate
the election of Governor Majors and
the entire Republican ticket.
In New York our friends have
achieved a most noted victory. For years
that city and state has been under the
complete control of the most corrupt
and the most rotten ring of political
tricksters that ever infested any city or
commonwealth. They auctioned off,
A Former Democrat (ilves His View on
Editor of Tiik Amekican Sir: I
have Just finished reading Gov. Stone'
speech, delivered to a large and appie
clatlve audience. Indeed, sir, I think
It would have been a grand thing for
Rome If ho had spent a little more of
his time in telling his audience why
muny Democrats wore so liberal In
voting the public money to the up
building of a certain sect, and what
were their idea in voting against the
English language Iiolng taught In cer
tain schools. I, for one, think his
speech would have been far more
American than It is. As it now goes
before the American people we find he
put in a great portion of his time in
abusing the truest band of American
citizens in this government the A. P.
A. I am not an A. P. A. as a member,
but I do endorse their dt duration of
principles, and I know no true Ameri
can can in his heart, onjoci u mem.
His honor, the governor, was unjust In
accusing the A. P. A. of trying to mix
religion with politics, the very thing
they are trying to rid the country of.
Governor Stone knows as well as any
one in this land that a true Catholic
owes his allegiance to the pojn) alx)ve
every other institution or thing under
heaven, and he also knows it is a religious-political
organization, and he
further knows that they have become
very strong when It conus to the ballot
box. He also knows that they hold
three-fourths of all the offices of our
free and blessed country, and about
nine-tenths of their votes are cant with
the Democratic party, the party I have
always voted with, but I have become
tired, and am not a Democrat nor a
Republican, but a true Amei lesn, and
I do ask our Catholic friends that when
they come on American soil that they
swear allegiance to the United States
with the intention of protecting all our
free Institutions in preference to those
of any other kingdom, priest, popes or
potentate under the sun, then I can
take him by the hand and call him
brother, and not before. I think there
will be Americans enough by '96 to rule
America, and there will be many intel
ligent foreigners that will be in the
van. I coma nol voie lor uromer
Kinley because I think lie is partial to
corporations. He is too high tariff for
the generally of the American citizen.
We have been eloetirg men to office
like Governor Stone, J. C. Tarsney and
others that believe as they do, at.d wo
have seen who gets all the Important
offices. I need not say, but it is safe to
predict that they are Romans or those
in sympathy with them.
lean citizenship, honest admiastrations practically, the offices to the highest
and a fair ballot.
Col. John B. Stone, the Republican
nominee for presiding judge of the
county court put more life into the al
ready enthusiastic crowd by denouncing
the unheard-of and unlawful conduct of
certain election officers last Tuesday.
A committee consisting of J. C.
Horton, George A. Neal, George W.
Fuller, Morris Sullivan and E. C.
Taylor was appointed to investigate
Mr. J. C. Horton was made treasurer
of the committee and S I?. Armour,
Wm. Warner, Judge Field, Frank
Faxon, Mayor Davis and H. C. Mc-
biddcr, giving with eachsa'e a full and
free right to levy blackmail, sell posi
tions and commit any and every crime
which has ever, or may ever, apear
on the criminal calendar. So gross
were the abuses, and yet so general the
fear to offend, that no man dared raise
a voice against it, until the A. P. A.
worked its way eastward and entered
New York, then God put it into the
heart of a great and good man to go
out and give battle to Tammany.
Single handed, he commenced the
fight. Soon recruits enlisted under his
banner. The Lexow committee came
into existence, and the most appalling
MI 1 00 1. HOYS IN A FATAL KI0T.
Religious I'rejiuliee Among Children
Leads to a St. Louts Lad's Death.
St. Louis. Mo., Nov. 6. Theodore
Kayser, the 11-year-old son of August
Kayser, a North Side butcher, died to
day from the effects of a blow received
yesterday afternoon from the hands of
John Gronlich, 11 years old. The fatal
blow was struck during a small riot be
tween the boys of th Bethleham Luth
eran School a Protestant institution,
and the Holy Trinity School, Catholic.
For a long time the enmity between
the male scholars of the two schools
has been very bitter, owing to their re
ligious prejudices, and fights have been
common. Friday's affray was a little
more desperate than usual, but until
the death of Kayser, who attended the
Catholic school, nobody paid much at
tention to it. Now feeling is running
high as the result of the affair. Adolph
Lenk, 11 years old; Eddie Lychterman,
11; Louis Lychterman, 13; and John
Gronlich are now locked up at the
Fourth District station pending the
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