Albert Resendorph, election fraud, The Times, Philadelphia, PA, 8 Mar 1881
and on tho other hand an equal interest that no iunocent man shall be punished." MORE ELECTION CRIMES. men Charged With Violence and Fraud Held by Magistrate Fiaillay. Five election officers and one other person were yesterday held for trial by Magistrate Findlay. Michael Nell, of No. 003 Diamond street, appeared at 0.30 in the morning and waived examination on a double charge of assaulting an elector at the polls and aiding a repeater to cast a fraudulent vote. Albert Resendorph, of No. 2122 Melcher street, was the complainant. He was window - book man in the reform interest at the polling place of the Fifteenth division of the Nineteenth ward, and his allegation is that by vouching for his identity Nell enabled a repeater repeater to vote under the name of one Strauss, a former former resident of the division. The Magistrate set Nell's bail at tl.OUU in the fraud case and at 8600 for tho assault. Bonds were furnished by John Martin, of No. 2310 North Front street. At noon the case of the Eighteenth division of the Fourth ward was called, and the following defendants defendants presented themselves: Hugh Ferguson, No. 1238 Urinlon street, judge; James Beatty, 772 South Juniper street, majority inspector; Andrew Kelly, 1224 Brinton street, minority inspector; Robert 1). Lint, 1343 Fitzwatcr, majority clerk, and Alexander Boggs, 705 South Broad, minority clerk. According lo a certified copy of the returns, placed In evidence during the bearing, twenty votes wero counted in this division for King and Ihirty - nino for Hunter. Thirty - one witnesses were called by Messrs. White and Barlow, whoconductcd the prosecution, and of these thirty swore that they voted for King and Hunter. Frnnk MeCourt, Jr., jeweler, of 719 Juniper street, testified that when he trieil to voto llij right was questioned by Hubert D. Tail and another and when he insisted an arm was thrust through the window and he was struck three or four times in the nose, so that it bled. Subsequently be was accompanied to the poll by James Bryant, who vouched for him, and his vote was taken. Ferguson asked Thomas Peto, dealer in fire - supplies, of No. 1329 Fitzwaler street, whether he had not been offered pay by Mr. Logue for coming there to give testimony. lie denied it Indignantly, but he said he was called a liar and a repeater by persons within the window when he exercised exercised bis right lo vote. " Oh, that's nothing unusual." unusual." was Counselor Barlow's comment. Mr. Loffuo was the agent of the committee of one hundred who canvassed the district, Magistrate Findlay decided that he should bold the accused in $1,000 bail each, and Deputy Sheriff Thomns Smyth announced his willingness to become security for all. After a short examination, under oath, Mr. While said - he thought the security insufficient insufficient for more than two, and accordingly Mr. Smyth went on Kelly'snud Boggs' bunds. After a long wait Tail was released on bis mother's security; Robert Sinylh, weaver, of No. 1225 Urinlon street, and W. J. Carroll, watchman in Ihe Mint, No. 1H07 Monlrose street, gave hail for Ferguson, nnil George Kelly, cigar cigar dealer, No. 1233 Filxwaler, for Really. The Constables had in their hands last night eight warrants, two of which were issued during the afternoon. afternoon.