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The Only Paper In The State of Montana That Dares to Print The News.
VOL. XXI. NO. 40
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
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
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James M. Reynolds, "' .ted for Chief of Police.
Benjamin E. Calkins, City Treasurer.
William H. Davey, Mayor.
Thomas Boyle, Police Judge.
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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
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.
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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."

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