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Moun VOL. XXI. NO. 40 BUTTE. MONTANA, MONDAY EVENING, MAY 6. 1901. PRICE FIVE CENTS There's a Big Kick Brewing Over Davey's Choice Tor Chief of Democratic Party Workers Mad Because The New Mayor Has Turned Down "Jack" Lavell James M. Reynolds Said To Be The Lucky Man»Plums Will Fall at Council Meeting To night—Those Whose Names Are On The Slate. Despite the. padlocks on the lips of the politicians enough information regarding their caucus held last night at Mayor Davey's house has leaked out to make the public feel reasonably certain who will be appointed to several positions of importancee. What is known with a great deal more certainty Is that the ad ministration will be handicapped by do mestic strife of the bitterest kind. Tact has been a stranger at the delib erations of the caucus and error has been enthroned- That is what the leaders say, anyhow, and when leaders register a kick there is usully something In the wind. It Is claimed that the men who have spent the most money In the Interest of the democratic party of Butte have been "given the overlook," while others with no real claims upon the party have se cured the plums. The greatest feeling of dissatisfaction exists over the appointment of a chief of police James M. Reynolds, Tom Mulhol land, Major Deeney and Chief Lavell have all been in the race, Lavell being looked on as a sure winner. A prominent poli tician who is "on the inside," says that Davey favors Reynolds and his choice has been confirmed by the caucus mem bers. Reynolds' appointment is looked upon os a certainty. It is asserted that Lavell has spent more money In behalf of the party than any other member and is, therefore, the most logical candidate. In this connection, the absence of Alderman Tom Bryant from the caucus Is signifi cant, and it is also doubtful if the se lection of Bryant for president of the council will meet with his favor. The appointment of a police captain, according to those who claim to know, Is still in the air. Others claim just as positively that the position will be filled by W. J. Dawson. The outlook appears very favorable for Dawson. Mike Torpey and the present captain. James Leyden, are on the list of candidates. Jack McLaughlin for street commis sioner and Sol Levy for city jailer have both received the indorsement of the cau cus, and if they are not appointed to these respective positions it will be a case of breaking the. slate. F. W. Blackford will in all probability be appointed city engineer. It has been stated that Marco Medin, the defeattd candidate for city treasurer, was to be appointed city clerk, but this is declared to be a mistaken as sertion. While the appointment of Medin is denied, nobody cares to name the city clerk. Davey will be introduced to the members of the new council this eyen ing as the next mayor of the city. He will probably announce his appointments at that time. The seat of Edward Day, electtd on the labor ticket from the Third ward, is now being contested in the dis trict court by William Paige, the de feated candidate. Various members of the new council criticised the action of Paige in bringing suit severely totday and expressed the opinion that Day had proved the choice of his constituents and would retain his position. James M. Reynolds, who will probably be the next chief of police. Is a resident of the Eighth ward- He is a man of fam ily and popular with party leaders. He has been in local democratic politics for a lengthy period and was a deputy sher iff under Sheriff Reagan for four years. He is at present in the real estate and money loaning business. W. J. Dawson, who is looked upon as uw j- ' : ! \< James M. Reynolds, "' .ted for Chief of Police. Benjamin E. Calkins, City Treasurer. William H. Davey, Mayor. Thomas Boyle, Police Judge. . vir -o o- o 5 TO-DAY MEXICAN!! CHEER WILD APPLAUSE FOB THE PRESI DENT AT EL FASO. INTERNATIONAL FETE TODAY Southern Neighbors Join in a Grand Welcome to the American Executive —Mr. McKinley's Well-received Speech on Imperialism—Will of the People the Only Sovereign Power. (By Associated Press.) El Paso, Texas, May 6.—The American and Mexican flags were intertwined in the decorations of the plaza where the offi cial greeting of President McKinley and his cabinet took place this morning. The presence on the stand of General Her nandez, personal representative of Pres ident Diaz, and the governor of the state of Chihuahua, gave an international sig nificance to the event. There were thou sands of Mexicans In the vast concourse of people to whom the president spoke, and their enthusiasm was almost as wild as that of the Americans. General Hernandez addressed the pres ident on behalf of his president, extend ing the latter's congratulations and President McKinley, in his response, paid a high tribute to the president of the Mexican republic and charged his emis sary to convey to his chief his warm re gard and personal esteem with his best wishes for the continued prosperity of our sister republic. President's Happy Speech. The president's speech was very happy and was especially notable on account of his injunction to the people not to be alarmed about imperialism. There was, he said, no imperialism, except the im perial power of the sovereign people of the United States. The governor of Chihuahua also warm ly welcomed the president at the border. The exercises in the plaza was preceded by a military parade. Th% ladies of the cabinet crossed the Rio Grande to Juarez, where they were tendered a breakfast by Juan Ochoa, a prominent Mexican bank er. Mrs. McKinley did not attend the breakfast but enjoyed a short drive dur ing the morning. At noon the presidential party resumed its journey westward. the next captain of police, filled that po sittion acceptably for two years under Mayor Harrington. Prior to his resi dence in this city he was a deputy sheriff in Kansas. He lives in the second ward and has taken a prominent part in demo cratic politics. "Jack" McLaughlin slated for street commissioner, has for several years been a leading member of the democratic party in Butte. He has been chairman of the democratic city central committee and is noow the treasurer of that body. He has never held a political office. Sol Levy, named for city jailer, is a resident of the Sixth ward. He was night jailer for two years under Mayor Har rington. F. W. Blackford was city engineer un der Mayor Thompson. He resigned un der Mayor Harrington because he object ed to the terms of a paving contract en tered Into by the city with Dugan & Ryan. He lives in the second ward. SENATOR CLARK CONTROLS A NEW PROCESS THAT WILL REVOLUTIONIZE MANUFACTURE. SECURES AN OPTION THAT MAY ENABLE HIM TO CONTROL SHEET METAL AND TUBE MAKING-NOW IN LONDON TO CLOSE DEAL FOR AMERICAN RIGHTS-A SAVING OF $100 A TON ON THE FINISHED MATERIAL. A dispatch from London says: Sen ator Clark's visit to Europe is likely to confirm his claim to the title of "Copper King" in a way that he did not antici pate when he set out to round up the Rio Tinto mine into the new amalgama tion. When he returns to America not only will he be in a position to disregard the opposition of the Calumet & Hecla mine, •but he will be able to dictate terms to every copper foundry in the United States, if a pending deal goes through. This deal means the acquisition by the Montana senator of a newly discovered process by which bars, sheets and tubes can be manufactured from the crude ma terial almost at the pit's mouth. This will mean a saving of something like £20 ($100) per ton on the finished mate rial. The process is electrolytic and is closely analogous to the electrolytic re fining method by which 200,000 tons of copper were refined in the United States last year. The new process uses the same amount of electrical energy per ton of metal as the old, but is worked at a rate ten times greater, and in making bar copper for subsequent melting at a rate twenty times greater Is said to have been successfully used. The manufacture of copper articles direct from the crude metal has long engaged the attention of inventors, in view of the enormous profits accruing. Many attempts have been piade, but hitherto all alike have (been unsuccess ful, or only partially successful. The new process is said not only to overcome the known difficulties, but by an In genious contrivance, automatic in its ac tion, to have effected a marvelous im provement over all methods heretofore known. David Cook, an electrical engineer, who carried out the lighting of the city of London, gave some important data regarding the process, which, he says, will revolutionize the eopper industry. "I had some tubes mad% by this pro CUT DOWN THE REGULAR ARMY Ho Heed of so Many Soldiers in the Philippines—Still Further Re duction Is Possible. (By Associated Press.) Washington, May 6.—It has been finally decided that an army of 40,000 is amply sufficient for all the needs of the Philip pints, and the present force will be reduc ed to that number as soon as posible. If conditions continue to improve the num ber will be still further cut down. All the volunteers will have left the is lands by June 1, and most of the regulars who participated in the early days of the Philippine war. LEGATIONS HELPED HIM LOOT American and Russian Authorities Aided Dr. Ament in His Raids on the Boxers. (By Associated Press.) Boston, May 6.—The executive offices of the American board have received from the Rev. Dr. Arthur Smith, now in Pekin, a statement defensive of the mis sionaries against criticism in this coun try. The board regards him as an au thority of the first rank on all Chinese affairs. He says, among other things, after referring to alleged misrepresenta tions of the affair in this country: "At the close of the siege, Dr. Ament A Few Changes.«round City Hall This Morning cess," he said, "which stood a test up to 3,000 per square inch without show ing a sign of weakness, the ordi nary test being G00 pounds. To show how it would work, say in the Anaconda mine, where 100 tons of copper are elec trolytically refined daily in 1,400 vats, covering something like sixty-five acre» of ground, only 100 vats would be re quired by the new process. "Where, under present conditions, the product requires to go subsequently through the process of smelting, draw ing, forging and rolling before the fin ished article is produced, the new pro cess will poduce the finished article di rect from the vat. This means the sav ing of from $100 to $. r )00 per ton com pared with the present, method. In fact the new process partially abolishes cop per manufacturing as at present under 8100 ( 1 ." Messrs. Stanger and Blount, govern ment analysts, have been making tests of I he new process in their laboratory at Westminster. The results of their test were given yesterday. These show that copper can be de posited as a coherent sheet at a current density ten times greater than that em ployed in ordinary metal-deposition. The copper so deposited is almost chem ically pure, and in consequence of tills purity its electrical conductivity ap proaches the theoretical limit. The nu la! is als > free from lamination. Stripped of scientific verbiage, the new process amounts simply to this: Where formerly, or, rather, at present, it re quired many days to convert the raw material into sheet copper, which has to bo. subsequently put through an ex pensive process to produce the finished article, the new process will turn out ill. finished article by a single opera tion. fritish and Canadian rights have ci re. 'dy been secured by syndicates, and Senator Clark, it is said, has the option on the American rights, the purchase price running into six figures. found himself with several hundred Chi nes-» Christians on his hands, houseless, moneyless, and absolutely dependent upo their foreign pastor. With the per mission of the Russian military author ities and with the aid of the United States legation, Mr. Ament took pos session of a Mongol house near the former mission premises, and as it was the headquarters for the Boxers who de stroyed those premises, it was judged right and proper by all the authority th'-n existing that the contents of this house should be regarded as confiscated and should be sold for the benefit -if Christians, which was done. "This is the basis of the oft-repeated charge of missionary looting, and it Is a total misuse of the term." Feather Factory Burned Down. Montreal, May 6.—The factory of the Alaska Feather & Down Co., was de stroyed by fire last night. Loss $85,000; insurance $40,000. Dowager Empress Better. (By Associated Press.) New York, May 6.N— Private advices received in London, says the Tribunt's London correspondent, says that Empress Frederick of Germany has had less suf fering for the last ten days and has been able to enjoy the visits of her numerous relatives. The doctors are hopeful that her life may be spared for some time. Thomas Boyle Takes Judge Sullivan's Chair and Mc Carthy Steps Down. ENDED HIS LIFE SYDNEY BULL SHOOTS HIMSELF TWICE AND TAKES POISON. THIRD ATTEMPT WAS FATAL After Two Attempts on His Life With a Shotgun Despondent Man Takes Strychnine—Body Cold When Found —His Home in Canada—Inquest Will Be Held Tomorrow Night. Sydney J. Bull, a despondent miner, tried to commit suicide this morning by shooting himself with a shotgun. After two failures he took a dose of strych nine. The third attempt to end his lift; was successful and his body now rests on a slat) at Undertaker Sherman. Bull had been living at No. 42 Front street, Meaderville, for about three months. He had been in ill health for a lengthy period, and long brooding over his misfortune had partially unhinged his mind. This morning at G o'clock he borrowed a shotgun and went into the rear yard, saying he wished to kill a cat which was annoying 'him. Two shots rang out, but nothing was thought of it, because of the reason he had given for borrowing the gun. Two hours, later his lifeless body was found in a buggy shed, in falling his face had struck a pile of boards and was badly bruised. Coroner Johnson was notified and after visiting the scene and making an investigation, had the body sent to Sherman's. On a table in Hull's, room was found a half-emptied bottle of strychnine. That the deceased had taken a dose of the poison was shown by the rigidity of his limbs; a condition seldom arising so soon after death, except in the ease of poi son. Both charges of the shotgun had en tered the fence a few inches apart. It is unlikely that a cut would have stayed in the same spot long enough to risk a second shot after the first had miss ed. Powder specks were found in the skin of Bull's neck, showing that he had placed the muzzle of the gun aga'nst his head or breast and had moved it away when pulling the trigger, either through nervousness or inclination. In the pockets of the deceased were found a few personal effects and $11 in coin. A letter from hin sister, Mrs. Florence Perkins, of Woodstock, N. B., Florence Perkins, of Woodstock, N. R., sympathized with him on account of a paralytic stroke he hud received and of fered to send him money to come home if he would specify the necessary amount. It was dated March 30. The letter was evidently a reply to one in which Bull had informed his sister that he had received a paralytic stroke and asked for money. An inquest will be held to-morrow eve ning at 7:30 o'clock. New British Admiral. (By Associated Press.) San Diego, Calif., May G.—The British battleship Warspite, with Admiral Bick ford aboard, has arrived from Acapulco. This is the first American port at which the admiral has touched since he took charge of the Pacific squadron- The ship will remain until Wednesday, when she will proceed direct to Esquimau. I I I New Mayor Will Take Charge of Butte's Affairs This Even ing—The Newly Elected Al dermen Who Will have Their First Vote Tonight For a day on which the official regime of the city was changed there was very little bustle and activity around the city hall to-day. The only keen interest manifested was in the appointment to non-elective positions), which will be made known at the meeting of the news council this evening. City Treasurer Ben Calkins, who wag re-elected on the republican ticket, look ed as cheerful as ever. There was no excitement around his office, and things will flow along as they have done for the past two years, accurately and sys tematically. The last meeting of the old city coun cil was held this afternoon at 2 o'clock. Routine matters were cleared off the books and the annual reports of city officials received and accepted. Little else was done and the council final ad journed. The new council will hold its first meeting this evening. Mayor McCarthy will introduce Mr. Davey as the new, chief executive of the city government and retire to private life. The appoint ments to non-elective positions will at that time be announced by Mayor Davev. Eight members of the council will be hold-overs, while some were re-elected. The official personnel of the new body of aldermen is as follows: New Members—First ward, Duggan (labor); Second ward, O'Brien (demo crat); Third ward. Day (labor); fFourth ward, Cohen (democrat); Fifth ward, Kelly (democrat); Sixth ward, Kroger (republican), re-elected; Seventh ward, Manchester (republican); Eighth ward, Joseph Bryant (republican). Hold-over Members — First ward, Dempsey (democrat); Second ward, Thomas Bryant (democrat); Third ward, Gleason (democrat); Fourth ward, Mayo (democrat); Fifth ward, Condon (repub lican): Sixth ward, Selbenaler (demo crat: Seventh ward, Evans( republican); Eighth ward, McConnell (republican). Boyle on the Bench. Police Judge Thomas Boyle threw away a. half-smoked cigar this morning at 10 o'clock and for the first time mounted the platform and took his scut on the bench. Prior to taking his seat he shook hands with Judge Sullivan, who retired to-day, and expressed the hope that he would fill the position as capably as had hi?i predecessor. He was assured that there was little doubt of it. The court room was filled with the mot ley array of humanity usually found there Monday morning. All smiled at the new judge, for they all knew him. "Your honor," plaintively said Will iam Martin, the first on the list, " I was drunk. It is the first time in fifteen years that 1 have appeared in a place like this. If you'll let me off this, time, I'll see that it never happens again." When he heard the title Judge Boyle straightened slightly in his chair, smiled at the ancient plea for mercy and fined Martin Î3. When Judge Boyle stepped off the bench he received the congratulation^ of his friends with a complacent smile. "That was easy, wasn't it?" he queried. "I got through that batch pretty quick. I guess I'll do."