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James Kelly Beaten by Frank
McDonald in Rumpus Near
Cash Lodging House.
McDonald Is Arrested on Charge of As
sault and His Bond Fixed at $3,000
Claims Kelly Had No Right to Enter
the Cabin-Released and Immediately
Arrested on Charge of Assault in the
First Degree for a Gun Play.
There were several minor disturbances
at the voting places during the day and
the special deputies had their hands full
keeping belligerent visitors away from the
booths. As might be expected there was
the usual compliment of irnn drunks who
did no more harm than to fall around
helplessly only to be taken off to the
cooler by the officers.
Many, however, had come with the evi
dent intention of Creating a disturbance
and with these deputies dealt summarily.
Down at precinct .i, near the Cash
lodging house, occurred the most serious
fight of the forenoon. Special Deputy
Sheriff JamFs Kelly received a beat
ing at the hands of a number of men
who had congregated in a small cabin
in the alley directly opposite the polling
booth below Galena street.
It was really a fight among deputies
from the opposing parties. Kelly got into
it by alleging that there was some crooked
work going on in the alley and he decided
he was going to put a stop to it.
His sincerity and courage may have
been all right, but his discretion was ex
ceedingly questionable. He attempted to
make a forcible entry into the cabin with
the result that two men jumped out
and gave hint a sound thrashing.
Wound Under Right Eye.
Several hundred who had congregate: 6
in front of the booth rushed at once to
the scene, many shouting that the man
was badly stabbed. Special Deputy D. G.
Conners was among the first to reach
Kelly, who was bleeding profusely from a
wound under the right eye. Conners and
others took the man to a room in
the Cash lodging house, where a physi
cian was summoned and his wounds
dressed. An examinltion proved that the
wound under the eye was not caused by
a knife, but by some blunt instrument or
possibly by a kick from one of his as
Meanwhile a crowd had gathered around
the cabin and threats were made. A man
came to the swi.dw and :aising the cur
tain made a demonstrati,,n with a very
formidable gun. The crowd stampeded
for Galena street, with the special depu
ties doing most of the running.
.Special Deputies Arrive.
A telephone message was sent in to
the sheriff's office, which Deputy Sheriff
John C. Wyman, with a force of special
deputies, answered in a short time.
With Wyman at their head the posse
marched on the shack. Wyman started
to open the door, but was met with a
man behind the same formidable gun.
lie retreated, and after holding a council
of war with the other deputies, decided
to go back to the sheriff's office to find
out, so he said, whether he had the power
to arrest a special deputy.
At i2:'o o'clock Deputy Wyman re
turned with a warrant for the arrest of
Special D)eputy Frank McDonald. Mc
Donald, who was a special policeman sta
tioned at the Columbia Gardens during the
sunlner months, was one of the many
deputies named by the sheriff for special
work today, and was standing in front of
the Cash lodging house when arrested.
lie was taken to the county jail where
County Attorney Breen filed two informa
tions against him--one of assault in the
first degree for pulling a gun on Deputy
Sheriff Wyman and the other of assault
and battery for being one of the men who
beat Kelly.
McDonald stated that while he and an
other special deputy, Tom Kennedy, were
sitting in the cabin in the alley, Deputy
Kelly and Connors tried to force an en
trance, alleging that there was money
being distributed. The house is not in
the immediate proximity of the polling
booth, and McDonald and Connors told
Kelly that they had no business interfer
ing with them. From McDonald's story
it appears that Kelly then went away and
returned with a mob, who threatened to
break into the house.
McDonald opened the door, when Kelly
rushed at him with a club, and in order
to defend himself he says he pulled the
gun. In the mix-up Kelly received pretty
rough treatment.
Tried a Forcible Entry.
When Wyman arrived later he had no
warrant, and as the case was one for the
city police, McDonald alleges that Wyman
had no jurisdiction. lie read, according
to McDonald's statement, a bogus warrant
and tried to mnake a forcible entry into
the cabin.
When he saw the gun, however, he beat
a hasty retreat. Later he returned with
the warrant and arrested McDonald.
While McDonald was ,waiting in the
jailer's office, Charles W. Clark and J.
Bruce Kremer arrived and offered to go
on McDonald's bond for the first degree
assault charge. The bond was fixed at
McDonald had a hearing before Justice
of the Peace Nelson and admitted out on
the $3,000 bond, but was immediately re
arrested' on the charge of assault and
battery on the person of Special Deputy
James Kelly.
Ready With Bond.
At a late hour this charge had not been
disposed of, but preparations were belng
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, U C N -I T mTl FAUG; IT'e T L T O
1111UIII Illlilpl ý ýIýUIII II
Respectable Element Is Out Early to See That Republicans Are Vic
torious--Heinze Heelers Out With the Usual Fanfaranade-G. O. P.
Vote Is Particularly Strong in All the Precincts.
Election day, 19o2, broke clear and cold.
It was not entirely an Indian sumnner day,
but the sungod refused to stay behind
the clouds with the promise of a republican
victory in the air.
Perhaps the first indication that it was
the long-looked for election day had come
was the number of hacks and vehicles of
every description, each bearing its party
legend, with the usual salutary advice to
vote for a certain individual and preserve
the integrity of the republic.
Long before 7 o'clock this morning the
warcry of the opposing parties might be
heard. Helnze revellers, who had known
no sleep for several nights, but in whom
the fire of f4ee whisky had not entirely
died out, were the first to break the still
ness of the morning air. Tallyhos, hacks,
buggies, phactons, barouches, buckboards,
training rigs, grocery wagons, and every
conceivable style of vehicles had been
mustered into service, and at 7:30o the
streets of the city were gay with turn
outs and their gaudy banners.
In Awful Majesty.
At this hour the judges had begun to
assemble in the polling booths, and accord
ing to the legal custom a few announced
that in half an hour the polls would open.
In most of the precincts all the judges ar
rived before 8 o'clock, but in a few the
crowd around the booth were called upon
to choose judges in place of those who
did not put in an appearance.
In many of the uptown precincts there
was a fair crowd ready at 8 o'clock when
the polls opened. Most of them were em
ployes in the stores who wished to vote
early and avoid the rush.
From that time until to o'clock there
was a steady stream composed mostly of
that class of citizens who have not made
up their minds and are waiting for tips
or circumstances which might have some
effect upon the marking of their ballots.
Those who are not familiar with the
voting in the city remarked that it was an
unusually heavy vote during the forenoon
hours, and respectable citizens were much
pleased in that it showed that boodle poli
ticians were not going to have much of a
day. To stand near the polling booths was
an evidence that Butte people are going
to support no adventurous politics.
Heelers Much in Evidence.
The heelers for the HIeinze crowd were
very much in evidence around the booths,
but when they tried to pass their cards,
with the advice to vote against the mines,
they *ere invariably rebuffed, at times with
pronounced severity.
I.ater in the day several itinerant fakirs,
whom Ileinze had ilmported, went around
in wagonettes, attempting to make speeches
in the proximity of the booths. They were
run off by the deputy sheriffs from several
,of the precincts, and in one precinct-
No. 2a-one of them almost caused a
riot. After having been warned several
times by the deputies to desist, he kept on
with his harangue, some of which bordered
on the indecent.
When at length two of the deputies
made an effort to arrest the fellow, he
shouted to the driver and was whirled otT
before the deputies could get him.
'Work of the Heelers.
In some of the precincts where the
Ileinze element had been doing consider
able farming, there were some disgusting
scenes. In one in particular, in Galena
street, there was a regular can brigade,
whose appearance betrayed a familiarity
with brakebeams and city jails. Many of
them had votes. Many of them had been
staying in Butte just for the election, long
enough to give them a local habitation
and a name, so as to go out and shout for
Heinze, in return for which some of the
lieutenants gave them the price of another
can of beer.
In spite of the bitterness with which
the fight has been waged by the fusionists,
there was comparatively little disturblance
during the forenoon and early afternoon.
The deputies fear, however, that during
the last hour of the voting and at 6 o'clock
when the polls close, there will be much
to keep them busy.
'There was not a great deal of disturb
ance during the forenoon. Most of the
voters were men who do not go to the
booths to fight, and the special deputies
had not inuch trouble on their hands. A
rumlor of a serious stabbinlg affray at
precinct 21 brought several policemen and
deputies on the scene, but when it
dwindled down to a fight chiefly between
the deputies themselves the officers left.
Too Much Government.
In those precincts there was too much
government, and one of the deputies ap
pointed by the fusionist party ran into a
mess that cbst himi a violent disfiguration
of his features.
There was no question about the
strength of the relpblican vote. Many
well-known citizens, who had not ill recent
years been taking an active part in poli
tics, annlounced openly at the polls that
they had comlle to vote the republical
ticket. Solmie who had ill forimer years
been identified with one of the othr'
parties came to register their indorse
nment of clean governmnent and voted the'
republican ticket from top to bottom.
In the sulurbanl districts the republican
vote was particularly heavy. In Meader
ville, Centerville and Walkerville there
didn't seem to be any other ticket, and
shouts for Joe Dixon and the republican
party were heard at every polling booth.
There was no effort on the part of the
republicans around the polls to solicit
votes in any unfair manner. It was very
evident, however, that when many of the
voters were handed the cards of republican
candidates that they felt kindly towards,
the party, and frequently announced that
there was no necessity to encourage
them. They had already made up their
minds that they had come to vote for
the party of Roosevelt, good government
and prosperity.
While County Attorney lBreen was in
his office at the court house this morhi
ing a man came to him and offered to de
liver 40 votes to him for a small consids
cration. 'lie told lreen that lie though{
he could arrange matters for dS.5o
apiece. All that the man ~tanted was for.
Breen to haud over the hotney and he
agreed to carry out the rest of the negotia.
The county attorney sat down to his
desk presumably to -Make out a contract
for the sale, but in reality he made out a
warrant for the man's arrest, charging him
with bribery. But as the man had a little
child with him Breen decided that he
would not serve it until after the *polls
wire closed.
County , Attorney Breen would not,
divulge the man's name. at this' time for
he has his eye on him. But he gave as
surance that he would be corralled as
soon as possible,
It' .%;iSOi IAI I'.l ) PRISS.)
oyster flay, Nov. ..-- l'residenlt Ro (se
velt cast his vote a few minutes before Ir
c,'clock. As he turneld from the booth the
president said: '1 have done all I cin,. I
nave performed my duty anid exercised my
privilege as an American citizen alndl I
shall now await the full returns."
tie then started on a long drive with
Mrs. Roosevelt.
It was 1s:40 o'clock when th residenit
and Mrs. Roosevelt drove tip to the voting
place in a trap drawni by ai pair of bay
horses. A big crowd had been awaiting
his arrival for an hiur. Mr. Roosevelt
cordially greeted several of his personal
friends and acqrlaintances in the crowd
and thcli prorceeded to the voting place,
which was inl a hall over a fish market
and a Chinese laundry.
After shaking hands with the judges
anid clerks of the election Iooth, the presi
dent cast his ballot, which was liumber
117(1. Ilen then iniformally greeted many
.,f his friends who had assembled and, as
he drove away, the crowd cheered him
heartily. Election returns will be rrceived
toniight by special wire at the executive
ffices in the Oyster Itay bank buildiiig.
'IThly will be Compliled and 'phoned to. the
president at Sagamore Ilill.
r y Ab.oAJ TI VI*.1 ,
D)ublin, Nov. 4.-Williamn Redmond was
Trreste"d moii hi.4 arrival at Kingstowtn today
,nd was taken to Kilmnainham jail. Mr.
Redimmomndl, several months ago, made a
speech at \\exford, which was said to he
lie was ordered by the court of Ihe
king's bench to give bail for $S,ooo for his
it ture good behavior. This he refused to
Ido, and the court sentetnced him to six
monI.tths' imlprisoniment.
Annapolis Term Reduced.
Annapolis, Md., Nov. 4.-Orders were
received at the naval academy yesterday
reducing the course of midshiplmen to
three years, instead of four. The order
is for an intdefinite period. The change
is made necessary by the pressing need
for naval officers.
Large Vote in Idaho.
Boise. Itlaho, Nov. 4.--Reports from all
parts of the state up to i a. m. show fair
weather anld a large vote, Great interest
was being shown and both sides are put
ting forth every effort to poll the entire
party strength.
Will Combine to See That the Dalre: Is
Kept Pure and Undefiled--Heinze
Election Judges Thought They Could
Secure Hundreds of Votes by Marking
Some of Them to Suit Themselves.
There was con.iderable idlignati,,n
aiiuong the citizens of all cbl.sses tol.ay
at the news that tlere w si ; all attempiit ,oI
the part of the Ileinze hieelers to bringl
the fusioni jindiges to give that pa'ty the
best of it nl th(e counity. It was laiilned
on unIqustlionalde authorlty that Iustrue(
tions were issued by Ill;lmany of Iltiinze's
pri inenot li :ieutrna ts to dctcideu i .lry dlis
puted vote in favor of Ieiuuze's liclket.
lrom a reliable source the methods
su.ggesteild by the judges were ;also hlearunil.
When all oppoirtunity pltes.nted itself they
were told to spoil the Iallots nau;ked by
the republican anid ldeluocratic parties by
adding anl additional cro.us lifi'nre the
names of one of the fusion caiididates.
teing in the majority in allioiit all the
precincts, it was believed that it would
lie all easy miatter for the fusiollists to
fix imaniy of the ballots.
They Tried to Work It.
Several of the Ileinzi1e men who IIadle
an effort to carry out this plan atteinded
a meeting of the fusioni judges last nighlt
and madle their sugtgeshtions. One of
them state.d that it wolll lie easy for
each set of judlges to make lifty votes by
carrying out their crooked work.
Active IIIasures were taken today by
leaders in both parties toi watch for
this crooked business. RIepublicans and
democrats alike joined forces in their lde
termination that they would keep the bal
lot box pure fruom the gangi of corrtuptioe
,ists who have bien sulopping at nothingl to
accomplish their own uefarious ends.
In the despera'tion of their situation
the lcinixe Ipeople are resortinig tIo the
lowest methods, but the vigiliance of the
other pIarties will be sullicient to put a
stop to the work in a large nureasure.
D)enver, Nov. 4.-- 1h first person ar
rested in this city on a charge of violating
the election laws was a woman about 50
years of age, who gave the name of Jen
nie Sanderson. It is laid lhe was de
tected in the act of repeating.
Republicans allege that hack-loads of
womnen repeaters are making the rounds
of the tenderloin precincts.
On application of the republican county
committee, Judge Palmer Issued a blanket
injunction directed to the election judges
and clerks in every precinct, restraining
them from excluding regularly appointed
judnges tand clerks from serving, from
keepiw: ehallenger, away from the polling
plc'es, fron committing fralds themselves
or :iowilng others to do so, and in atny
way preventing the free exercise of the
right of suffrage.
Flashes of Intelligence Show
ing the Trend of Balloting
Throughout the Nation.
And in St. Louis, Too, the Heavens Are
Weeping-If There is Any Section of
the Country in Which You Feel an In
terest, Run Your Eye Down This Col
umn and See How the Battle of the
Ballots Is Going From All Over.
New York, Nov. 4.- IRepirta il,"l all
over the state tod;ay, with few ex'. I ptlis,
show that fine weathelr larv.lih-l e.a ,y
Slhere, andI that a lawrge viI(ote wai. a . I ini
the aitirir and ill tlth rural dia rlri.l'-. Hie
roads were inl gud ()ldltion,i .iI,a l thiat
helped in getlling it the f0irt i. votl'.
After lhi . gaivel.'n tip ptil the sati intiler
('st 1(alitt11 11 in the ueahaa l "t for the .ai a-tle'
coItl jusalic.r.s ip, i l thie I h1111 jud.l i ,dlI -
lret, where Allttlil y Ii a.i(. l Ri . iII-. lte'
lar republican, was opposedi l by \\,~;-4,, M.
Ilogers, Aa l a nlilng reput. lian l\itii a t the
diatria t, %11a) ran a .Ia all iindialeao.,rai- t 1{, .1, t
a, i wasta ilduta sed by the I.1a11,. a \. il .
lipatch .. f n 1 ittle a1 ls, whitlh ,i i n the
listrict saaid lhalI Ilavie"i was iitnaltill II4 -
hiadl his tick, I.
Another p ll th llat w.. il.l Il, . I. ly
vwas the vtiR tg l il" jalalge of tl ii. I. lit
lcourt oif alipetls, llJudge G ray, It l ri,, ia now
a c a r( oi thit a ia i nli wa l Ia . t.a .I ,I, mI u
cral, havinig b n lii lndorsedr fotr a a t, a1i11
by a nilual r 4I r pIblliC'; lal it.t I. i \twV
York couity anild ihrllghu :l It, l te.
Justice 'l 'erll nrt l % l l.r i . 1. ' ,1,r ' . .I) , a tli ,
candllidllat(es flir gl vtI r vl oted iI , . li ,r.
(',ler in lh i nl.l. atI t . ),Ill, is .. ,w
lng, h.
Down in Nevada.
I l.,, Na-v., N v .1. ill .i,- , a l ri in
vote heing pulled. A ,vice.. fla t.a:" Il .t
ern piart oif tlat- slate are anitigi a ad ae
one can forecaa't the ra tall,
Heavy Vote ii Chicago.
Chicagi.i, Nov, 4.- N4 l 1w il111l.-i1 l g a
dlritzliig ain , acly ci t, iil.tias tihor nt a
heavy ivote al ove r l thie ily. Ia he chi.-ef
interest c-lt-ren al ill (I air 1rn ,Ili.tI I. arll-n s'
district, wh-ir very I ll it v. : a4ut.le to
get itit a riatau t Ult.alakia vote. lho ,hec
tion e lmllnmni. ilnrl'l 4, III' busy l , .,Hlrl,.f
the p lls lt pe tl.a lwith nlli itirl lnii.h- t to
Ih el folr tadlj ldiatiroit I it hl to,,,. a ln It
€I ]idence ot f lplit lt l, is rel'- iti 'I by
wati her.. tliIgll g1.h ltt hl'e city. espy' .,:l IoN
c I nl is r cunlty alliets.
Raining at St. Louis.
St. I.iaait, Nov. -.1 Ial.1itita g is a-i-da
wI h lliia.iln oite tvIla- ii il , hl , tilaiu, . AI-Jt
light volt, i the rural dit.rilt will cost
hilily aut r lno h tol Ipriv al it th lt illtant
Ia li g l 14 I. St.. lui' at l.uh I minaj.,t iiy ,f
thi is it i a lait at d nuetratia n it: iiaitar
taiu aai ixl ial i t ,l I Iald, a it reptrlil an
head-t ;iiiI tale's, 1ti ollly I ui iltb I 11111
irregularitl ily tlihr .ughla lt the 'Iii- lct ip to If
'cllotk was ill a I legla (rlt1ant m ( a tI IollI,
Mo. , lto republica l hItanadi rtrs ;,n11ay it the
dillc- rats wl re buying repuan.ll-;i vo,-lt-s.
In California.
Sall hIrant isco, Nov. . 4.-'Il Ila ,elua of
weather for which California is ntil-a pre
vails all over the .lat. tIedlay, ;lno the. prob
abilities are that al avertage vote will be
polled. Nothing will be known if the
result unttil late tonight or lposilbly timar
row, as in California 1i4 viotes are coatted
uatil after the pjols have tea-u i-la-ed.
Samnte of the lara-ciatata in ra-imotal pal ft of
lhe l taate fnuly not he ht-arai ftoata or aiev
eral alays. Tlae laills olaeni.d at 6 taicltck
thin miortlnag an.l will ala.ait ait 5 P, i.
Women Vote in Iowa.
I;acroaiaie, Wli,., Nav. 4.---UndLtr a law
tIat-seil at the la.t aNe'atiaait af the Ii .alattire
woitelit werae g(iVnll the right tli Ivtile oti
aachloa l Ittia-iatianlvs a.a" d for tha cantiialnat a on
ichool aiflicera. 11.-ate a they are atli tg to
day for the statle aualperiitenlldilctt of
schoa l., the Ililitty ,uperinitttteilt.it of
tchoonala, ttun oa lt iii ;natt ihuaa tii t chaiging
the teriti aof tfalici fair supteriutetdet of
uua-lools. Mut'h iltearet has teait' tut'ni
fala-tad by clubwaamein, tut it hait glm-e little
farthlaar tha, at-e a-irclhs.
Prohibition Is Strong.
T'.peea, Nov. 4, Ieports reaching; this
city from over the slate show that an
early heavy vote is lwbing polled and much
seratching is bIiiog dooe.
Rev . . W. lmerson, priuhibiio i candi
date for govrllor, says he is getting the
heaviest vote of any cndlidate fmi that
ticket since the dlay of St. JOihn. The
propolsitiont to increase the pay of the
legislators to $53~o per year is recei ing a
heavy vote.
In this city, at the First Methodist
church, an all-day prayer meeting is being
coniducted for the success of two candi
dates representing the prohibition issue for
sheriff and county attorney.
There is an intensely bitter local tight
on over the selectioti of a sheriff and
county attorney. Many of the most promi
nent republicans are supportinlg aln ilnde
pendent ticket aytd the contest promises
to be very close.
Apathy in Iowa.
Des Moines, Nov. 4..--.Apathy regardless
of the fine weather exists in all parts of
the state. The only district where the
vote ilt all prolbability will exceil that
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