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INSANITY IS TO BE THE DEFENSE OF
GEORGE HOWARD, TRAIN ROBBER Outline of Tactics of Attorneys in Clancy's Court This Morning-Motion for Continuance. Insanity will be the defense of George IHoward, alias Jamens Howard, alias Joe Kirby, whose trial on the charge of par ticipating in the hohldp of the Northern Pacific train, knowin as the Iturlinlgton, near Ifonmrstake, Febhruary ta last. 'The man whom G(;orge ('ol says, in an al Irged confeasion, took part in that no toriouls event, will seek to (escape plmish nient Iy a plela to that effect. This developed in Judge ('lancy's dle partmnent of the district court today, when, after an elfort to secure a con tinuance to collect evidlence of the al leged insanity had failed andl the selection of a jury was takent lip. Alex Mackel,. Iloward's attorney, askedI for a conltilUalnce of the case until he coutll secure front tlhe state of Iowa evi dence to the elicit tha: t low.ard's father was an iln.itante pers.n d ditdl of un sound mind. 'Ilhis was duenied. Ilnward seemed to lie ahot the least intetrestedl of the large nllll.her of spectators present in the courtroolll dlt it ilthe opening pro ceulings of the trial. ieorte ( ole, who pleaded guilty to heing a party to the trial, was present in coutrt, pirestumably as a witness for the sthitie. W\hen the Iloward case was ralled up for trial Alex.. Mack.h.I. the attorney for the accIusedi, Ipr.sitel a moltion for a continuan1ce, on the groundl that tihe ac cusedl is insane anul that if tmore ilte is aloiwed the defense, evildence' can lie POLICE BELIEVE BUTTE BURGLAR IS NOTORIOUS MULTI-MURDERER Nelson, tlhe Davis & W\ei.tary burglar may lie a long- a. tedl (alif.rnia mnur derer. Thlii sup.1ploitill rts on,, strollng re senlmlance Ibtwteen. tV hel --confll fCSe thii now bethinl the liars of the city joil a:l James IDullham who killed an entire fa;l Ily in Southern ('aliftrnia in ir,6. 'Whther or not this resembllanlce iind other circumlstance.s will resullt in amnything furth r rests on ilnveýtig:ttions now being tuade. riThe f:cts of the :lase are the.: \Will ianms admlits having lived in California. 1ie apparently has at Iltast one alias. When arrest d by )Dtctclive liarney Met illic he wore a shirt on whi'h were the initials J. P. N. A notebook on his person had. 'n a flyleaf, the name Jolhn Nelson. The prisoner had hildten in his trouser leg a long knife which City Jailer SoI Levy dlis covered when he strilped him. A numn ber of revolver cartridges were also found concealed in hlis clothing. lie also had a bunch of skeleton keys atnd a pair of nippers, such as are used for turning keys on the oppositce .side of doors. \Villianm is recard. d as a dangerous ARRANGEMENTS FOR THE RECEPTION ((.ontinued fro,m ':Pge ()nc.) ing all necessity of relayitng ant cutting off the possibility of any delays in the handling of mcessages. A corps of experienced operators has been sent out by the W\\stern i 'ion Tele graph company to handle all of the presi denti:l miessages, andI the wires will be carefully guarded all the titme, as a matter of precaution. M.ajr Pitcher will furnish a guard of cavalrymen for the tr;ain after it has left Cinnalar, and night and day the coaches will he inl the custody of the Uanited States governmelnt, represented by the soldiers. Great precautions are Iringg taken to guard the presidentl from all possible harm during his stay in the W\est. Two secret service men arrived here yesterday and are co operating with the mayor and the chief of police. Arrangements have been completed for the hanldling of a great crowd at the depot tomorrow when the presidential train pulls in, but so carefully have the plans beemn mnade that it is not likely there will be any confusion. The city is entirely free from all ob. jectionable characters and will be kept so. The advance guard of newspapler men has arrived. M. Bradley of Omaha, repre senting tile New York World, arrived here yesterday and this morning went to the park, which he will try to enter while tile president is there. Bradley is the only newspaper man who will endeavor to thwart the wishes of the president in regard to entering the park. The others have signified their intention of making no effort to accompany the exe cutive Into the sacred precincts. Today the officials of the Northern Pa cific have a large force of men at work clearing up around the depot and putting everything in the best possible shape for the arrival of the president. A great deal of snow has fallen during the last week and this is being removed with all speed. It is the intention to have the depot grounds and the railroad yards look as much like summer as possible when the presidential train pulls in here. It is anticipated that during t!;e stop of the train in this city the president will make a short address from the rear platform of his car. Nothing definite is known as to this matter, but efforts have been made to induce the presidlent to speak, and it is hoped they will be suc cessful. Acting Governor Murray appointed the members of the supreme court of the state of Mlontana as a reception committee to meet the president at the state line, on behalf of the residents of Montana. Dr. Lyon's PERFECT Tooth Powdei U.ed by people of refinement for over a quarter of a century PRPARED DY dý secured to substantiatiti the contention of Iihoward's insanity. In ,support of his motion Mr. MIackel presented an affidavit by himself, givilng his reasons for ,eek ing a cointintuance. lie act forth in the ltlhavit that as soon na he took charge of the defiense at the relltest of other parties, than the defenidanit. and aftcr Howard haid ple.'aded not guilty, March "n, and the case hall .een set for trial Alpril 7, hle caine into the possession of facts warrantilng, the belief tat lloward had for a long time beeal ilnsane. Thle facts were noi t Itlarnen until the case had t teei i.t for trial. I he attorniiy ctaimlledl he could prove by W\illiam .May, who lives at Jeassp, Iowa. and otilher witnessesr that Howard's fatlher was for many years an insane lperson, taken rare if by his family until his death, when hIe dtied insane. Mr. Ma;cket rrpresentil that he hall ex erei·d a ildue dillile nce to, secure the mi(ilrdil evidecie, tint dli, not have suffi cient time. A mecritorious atld comlllIetc ide'fetnse couitl be established, if there were a e'int iintinat,. I he attoriney alrguel biriefly along the lilnes of his alidlavit. ('uninty Attirny) Ireent opposedi.l the con Itii:iiance and; the coutirt sustained the ob j.ction. The court thenl. directedl that the trial proceed afti r Attorney Mlackel had taken ani a xceptitn to the rulinig. ('Co.ltntv A.ttornely Itreen orleredl ('<ole, thief, one of thilse Iho live by themselves iiii work ali,,. Ilis shrewdness was miiHiie eviden't whnll arrested. lnstrad of making the nusual futile effort to "stand I,t' in the face of convincing evidencle, heI rellinlI he was in a had Ipredicament and confessed, ttering what he claimed ai extenuatini g ciritinista;lces tio atone for the theft, lie claimed ihe was out of work and that huniger in a manner fiorced him, t,, the lurglary. (In the other hand the police point to the fact that William,, alias Nelson, stwedl much skill ini the burglary, also that lie admits having gottei installments of money by mail, They tell how he made careful iprepiarations, for the crime, going so far as to examline the store under pre tense of purchasing gods,, then made a heavy black bag in which to carry off his plunder, and finally executed the burglary methodically, with a goods box b, fore the planel of the rear dor, into which lihe sawed to conceal his operatio)nv. lie also cut ofl a leg from his overalls to shut in the light which would otherwise stream front the stiore outt to the alley. All these things he dlid deftly and quietly within a few rods of poliie headquarters, and had it not been for the cIrios:ty nld the vigilance of the laundry driver, I)yer, who This program will not ce followed, how ever. Instead, the judges will meet the president in thil, city and extend to him the formal welcome. After the judges hid arrived here they sent a telegram to the president's secre tary. informing him of what had be in done. While they were preparing to start for the state line the following telegram was received : "Mitchtll, S. 1).. April 7.-Telegram re ceivt d. The president presetnts his comn pliments to the governor of Montana, and tl:haks lhim for his courtesy, but owing to the limitcld acconulll ttiol t oi our special train, he will be compelled to re cleive the committee at t(; nlive, or somie otlher Mont:ana point. W uld stIggest that you meet the presid lnt at Livingston. "\II.L.IAM l.08t, Jr., "Secr tary." There was a great mass meeting of citi zens here last night to plan for tile re ception of the president. Mayor Garnier presidled. Comnmittees were appointed on a salute to the president, on decorations anid on school children. The pupils of the city schools will be massed at the depot, each one carrying a small Ameri can flag, and when the president arrives he will be given a royal welcome. The question of a salute for the presi dent has not yet bten slttled, and may not be until late tonight. Former Senator Thomas 11. Carter, now in Helena, has offered to send from that city a cannon and a man to fire the at guns forming the president's salute, but Major Pitcher does not approve of the move. It would not be a safe thing to fire a salute of aI guns from one cannon, he says, as in the regular army three guns are always used. There would be danger of the cannon bursting, the major claims, anli for this reason the salute matter is held up for the time being. Former Senator Carter has also of fered to send a band to this city to as sist the people in extending a welcome to the chief magistrate of the nation, but no action will be taken until late this afternoon. It is possible the band ten dered by the senator will not be needed. Congressman Joseph M. Lixon, chair man of the general committee of Mon tana citizens to meet the president and extend to him a welcomne on behalf of t..e people at large, will arrive here this after noon. Livingston is in gala attire, nearly every building in the city being deco rated in honor of the coming visitor. Iate this afternoon a slight change was made in the arranlgemaenlts for the recep tion of the president in this city. instead of speaking from the platform of his coach, Presidlent Roosevelt will make a to-minute ta'k from the platform of a Northern Pacific coach, which has been pulled into the yard near the depot, and is now being handsomely decorated for the occasion with flags and bunting. As soon as the president has spoken he will step across to his own car again and be whisked away. On a delayed train from the cast this afternoon there arrived here G. W. Lloyd of Minneapolis, of the Western Union Telegraph company, who will have charge of the telegraph wires during the presi dent's stay in this section. With Mr. Lloyd case H. W. Childs, superintendent of the Yellowstone Park who recently pleaded guilty to the charges against Howard, be brought from his cell in the county jail, and the man who par ticipated in the famous holdup was an in terested witness of the proceedings. A dozen prospective jurymen were caled to the jury box. The county attoeley briefly outlined the case. The charges against Hloward were recited: A prior conviction, a habitual criminal, served a term in the penitentiary, participated in the holdulp of the Ilurlington train Peb ruary Ir, 1com., the robbing of William Bell of 75 cents. The county attorney passed the jury for cautse and Mr. Mackel began the elami nation of the a3 men. E.ach was askoed whether he had read (ole's alleged confession, also whether he wouldl give the same consideration to the defense of insanity as to any other defense, shnhing that insanity will be the defease. While his attorney was examining the jurors, Howard, who sat near, stoldly watched the proceedings, but offered ln suggestions. The first person challenged for cause was M. J. Crunican, who said he was opposed to the defense of in. san ity. "We challenge the juror for cause,' said Wr. Mackel. "We\ll," said the court, "you have not shown that insanity will Ibe your defense." "I will state to the court that will be the defense," said the attorney. "The challenge is ustanind." said Judge Clancy, and Mr. Cruntican, left the stand. Several subsequent cha'lengt's for cause were entered and when court adjourned at noon the required ta men to try the case had not been securetd. roomwed next to him, he might have ea caled. The man is considered desperate by ite police. When I)etective sMcGillic was abs,out to arrest him he made an effort at escape which none save a daring man woul,d have tried. lie was stopped after a hard chase at the point of a drawn re volver. These things and the strong resemblance which the police claim exists between Williams. alias Nelson. and Dunham lead to the supposition that Butte's police may have in custody a man for whom search hat been prosecuted over two continents. Dunham slaughtertd a family in South ern California in r8i.6. lie committed the crime after planumag it carefully. He rode front the scene of the murder on a bicycle and disappeared. From tilat time police throughout America have on the lookout for him and the search has even been extended to Europe. Minute descriptions were sent out and from re membcrance of one of these the resemblance was brought home today. It is probable that the facts of the matter will be known within a day or two, sad the dIe partment will be certain as to whether or not the burglar has a graver charge hang ing over his head. Transportation company, who has been in the east. lie will do all in his power to make the stay of the chief executive a pleasant one. Late in the afternoon the two men left here on a special train for Cinnabar and Gardnier, where they will look over the ground and get things in shape for the coming of the president. Roosevelt at Fargo. Fargo. N. D., April 7.-Notwithstand ing ye~terday's blizzard, the weather to lday was clear and bracing and the pro grain for the reception and address of President Rolosevelt was carried out ac cording to planl. The special train ar rived here during the early morning and at 8:,o the local reception committee waited on the president and after a brief and informal reception at the train, es corted him in carriages through the busi ness portion of tile city. One of the features was the welcome accorded by the children of the city, several thousand of whom were assembled together there, where the president was able to gr t them. After the drive the president wls escorted to a stand in front of the Wal dorf hotel, where he addressed a large and enthusiastic crowd on the Philip pines, saying, in part: "The best thing that can be done in handling such a problem as that in the Philippines, so peculiar, so delicate, so difficult and so remote, is to put the best man possible in charge and then give him the heartiest possible support and tei freest possible hand. This is what Is done with Governor Taft. There is not in this nation a higher or finer type of public servant than Governor Taft. He his ren dered literally inestimable service, not only to the people of the Philippine Islands, but also to the people of the United States, by what he has done in those islands. "He has been able to do it because from the beginning he has been given absolute support by the war department, under See retary Root. With the cessation of organ ized resistance the civil government as sumed its proper position of headship. The army of the Philippines is now one of t.e instruments through which Gover r Taft does his admirable work. The cil government, of which Governor Taft is head, is supreme and it will do will in the future as it has in the past, because it will be backed in the future as it has in the past." At Edgley. Edgley, N. D., April 7.-President Roosevelt reached Edgley at 1o:z5 last night and, potwithstanding the lat:ness of the hour and the fact that the ground was covered with snow, a large crowd and a brass band greeted the president. -Hi came on the back platform of hia car sad thanked the people for their welcome in a few words. The presidential party reached Far J, N, D., last night. 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CLOSE VOTE MAY BE THE BASIS OF CONTESTS Plurality of 56 Votes for Mul lins over Mueller for Mayoralty. CITIZENS' PARTY GET SEVEN OUT OF ELEVEN Majority of Offices Secured, and the Head of the Ticket Lost by So Narrow a Margin That Official Canvass May Change the Result-Figures and How the Various Wards Cast Ballots Gossip of the Probable Appointees. As was generally predicted, the city elec tion was one of the closest in the history of Butte. The'citizens' party succeeded in electing seven candidates for office out of ii, an.lost the mayoralty contest by the very slim plurality of 56 votes, if indeed the official canvass yet to be made shows the election of Mr. Mullins as mayor to be a fact. The election of the mayor is still some what in doubt, as there are charges of mis courts.and irregularities yet to be Investi gated, It may be that the official canvaos of the vote will change the result and elect Mr. Mueller. As it is, the election of five aldermen, the city treasurer and the police judge or the citizens' party is considerable of a vic tory, and will give the party a share of influence in the city council and the city government. Alleged Repeaters. It was stated today that there were tramps and repeaters voted in the Sixth ward for the Mullins ticket, and that the rfnicial canvass of the vote will result in throwing some of the Sixth ward vote out and thus lessen the Mullins vote there. It was also stated this morning that the ballot box in the Fifth ward had been stolen for the purpose of tampering with the ba: lots, but an investigation of the facts %howed that the box had not been the sub ject of theft, but that it had been taken by one of the judges to a house whose owner declined to permit it to remain there, or something of the kind. It is un. derstood that the box was neither exposed nor subjected to tampering. In the Eighth ward there were a num ,er of Mueller votes shut out when the polls closed because the voters did not get to the voting place in time. It was stated that if the voters who were thus excluded frontm voting had cast their votes the latter would have been more than enough to elect Mr. Mueller mayor. The ward was a very heavy one, t,6ao voters having reg istered in it. The number that voted only reached 1,365, showing that 255 votes were shut out. High Percentage. In no other ward did the number of registered voters who failed to vote reach anything like that figure. The largest number that failed to vote in any ward was 113 in the Fifth ward. The per centages of all registered voters who voted was higher than that at any other city election ever held in Butte, reaching ga per cent. It was in the First and Third wards where the citizens' ticket met with defeat in the mayoralty end, and the decisive ele oment in the case was the socialistic vote, which was exceedingly heavy. As it was, the Mueller ticket ran very considerably ahead of the Mullins aggregation in the lFirst ward. The Mueller ticket was also strong in the Second and Eighth wards as to be the head of the ticket. 'Ihe strongest man in the field was old Tomt Boyle for police magistrate, who got the magnificent plurality of 1,553, leav ing everybody else in the contest far be hind and demonstrating his great per sonal popularity. Mr. Boyle was no sur prise, for his election was conceded days before election day. Vote for Mayor. The vote for mayoralty candidates, as returned from the count of the election officers, who finished counting the ballots at an early hour this morning, gave Mul lins 3,064, Mueller 3,oo8, Leamy 2,6a4, and Duggan a65. The counting last night showed the leading candidates neck and neck clear down to the finish, and was very exciting. The excitement had died away today, and the town was very quiet, evidently taking the results with the philosophy and acquiescence in the will of the majority that is characteristic of Americans. The Mullins ticket got only two arlder men out of the eight, one falling to the socialists. As a result of this the com position of the next city council will be as follows: First ward-lMike Ryan, labor; T. M. I.ynch, citizens'. Second ward-Patrick ileaney, democrat; P. Third ward-John Gleeson, democrat; Pat. rick Boyle, labor. Fourth ward-W. C. Bacheler, republican; J. It. (;allagher, citizens'. Fifth ward-John A. Ryan, democrat; A. C. Stephens, citizens'. Sixth ward-A. C. Siehenaler, democrat; Thomas F. Stephens. anti-trust. Seventh ward--C. I. Bowmsan, democrat; C. It. Ambrose, socialist. Eighth ward--James Doull, democrat; J. II. Me(ueeney, citizens'. The vote on the general officers was as tol. lows: WARDS. First ......... ..... a as6 a5 ; 46 Second .............. 439 S49ee J.9 Third .............. 499 459 57 I 41 Fourth ................ 334 I 9 Fifth ................. 373 3 36 Sixth ............ . 3 33 7 % ,j Seventh ............. 4t 33 3' 37 Eighth. .............. 423 462 44 1 a Totals.............. 3064 3006 26.4 .65 Mullins' plurality-56. THE VOTE FOR CITY TRHAStlRI(R: WARDS. . First.......... .. ... 59. .st 54 Second ..... .... 557 a 33I 88 Third ... .... 469 g36 4J15 HS Fourth.............. 391 227 1 ' 4 Fifth .................. 338 .63 j3 l I r Sixth .. .. 333 a27 .41 3. Seventh ............. 34t a.9 45 57 Eigllth ................ 459 29 481 6u, Totals............ 347 1649 I .1 54 ierger's plurality-4g98. THE VOTE FOR I'ul.ICE MA( I" I ( .\ I:: WARDS. First .................... 363 9 "- 3 - Second ...... .. 6;5 g. : 31! ri16 Third ............. 673 23 44 5 Fourth ..... ...... 451 15's I 5 741 Fifth ................. 479 19) I .1- 55 Sixth .............. . 439 11 I 111 73J Seventh .............. .37 2311 .115 I SJ Eighlth................. 414 aW j394 113 Totals...........386.66 31,1 16. 1 tsq IBoyle's plurality-- 1553J. The vote for aldermen was ;., fol1. .: FIRST \VARD. T. M. Lynch (citizen).................'. 06 AM . J. Mooney (socialist).................... .., J. Ilrett (fusion)........................ ..... 1.i William Murray (labor).... ............ S Lynch's plurality- -(;. SI.E(C OND W\ARD. P. J. Lally (citizen)................ ... .,9 G;. 'sascoe (fusion)........................3 .17 SLowney (socialist) .................... , S Shea (lab ,r) ........................ .. 16 Laily's plurality--.a. 1' I RI) WARD. Patrick Boyle (fusion)....................... 54 John P'aigc (citizen)......................... John Calder (socialislt)..... ...... 400 Boyle's plutrality-3o. FOI(URTII WARD. 1.B. Gallagher (citizen)................. 3117 A. Ironasdes (fusion) .................. o Oscar Sternherg (socialist) ................. 107 Adolph B. Cohen (independent)............ 1s9 Gallagher's plurality 87. FIFTI WVARD. A. C. Stevens (citizen) ..................... 37 If. A. Sager (socialist) ..................... 30) I. llurley (fusion) ..................... II. T. Lewis (labor)......................... 135 Stevens' phluality-46. SIXTII \WARD. T. P. Stephens (fusion)..................... 430 C. C. ('rage (citizen) ............ .... i', M. J ohnston (socialist) ..............i. 1 F. Ii. Young (labor) ....................... 9 Steplhens' plurality-a27. SEVEN'rlT WARD. C. C. Ambrose (socialist)........ .... . .o II. Ilenderson (citizen)................. .36 J. II. Pace (fusion)...................... .96 Ambrose's plurality- 53. EIG;ITTI WARD. . IT. Mceueency (citizen) ............ 5,4 V. . li. Perc (socialist)............... 46 Joseph Blryn nt (fusion)...................... 3398 McQueenry's plurality 71. The votes registered and polled i, the eight wards were as follows: Registered. olledl. First ward ............ . . Hi 8o Second ward................... 2428 3 198 Third ward ................... 16t16 135 Fourth ward ................... bos 859 Fifth ward ...................... 1-:14 tlt Sixth ward ................... 10o5 9'5 Seventh ward.................. las6 ha) Eighth ward.................... 1611 1363 Totals ....................... 9y1.) 9131 Offlolal Canvass. The official canvass of the vote will be made by the city council next Monday. The election officers are required to turn in the ballots and all the election books except the duplicate poll books to the city clerk within 34 hours after the count closes, and preparations for the canvass will be made between now and Monday. There is already some talk as to who will receive the appointive offices in the -ift of the mayor and council, Attorney R. L.Clinton is mentioned as the probable city attorney. Attorney I. G. Denny, Charles Kohl and J,. H. Walker have also been mentioned. It is said that Commissioner Jack Mc Laughlin will retain his position as street commissioner. William McGuigan, the former under sheriff of this county, is very prominently mentioned for the position of chief of police. Jack Lavelle has also been named for the place. Little is to be heard as to the probable appointees for the other offices. SPECIAL EXAMINATION FOR LIST OF ELIGIBLES Men Who Are Suitable for Clerks and Examiners Will Be Tested by the Civil Service Commission. The civil service commission announces a special examination for the purpose of establishing a suitable register of eligibles for clerks and examiners. It is expected that a number of additional positions of this kind, provided by congress for the United States civil service commission, will be filled from this register on July z, and the register will also be available for vacancies in the department of Commerce and Labor and other departments and of fices. Probably too or more vacancies will be thus filled if eligibles with suitable qual ifications are secured. This examination will be given on April aS and succeeding dates, instead of April at, as heretofore an nounced. This examination is open to all citizens of the United States who comply with the requirements, and offers excellent pros pects of alppointments to clerks employed by tbanks, in railway offices and other places where rapid and accurate clerical work must be done, and to persons whose education and experience would tend to qualify them for some of the examining work of the commission and for scientific or techiiical work in other offices. Competitors will be rated without regard to any cotnsideration other than the quall ficationts sho-wn in their examination pa pers. Ilil:ihles will be certified in strict accordance with the civil service rules and regulations. The list of subjects, time limits atII credits will be furnished on ap plication to the clerk of the local civil service board at the postoffice. PERSONNEL OF THE NEW WALKERVILLE COUNCIL Democrats Carry Three Wards-Men Who Were Elected and Something of the Election as a Whole. The election in Walkerville continued quiet to the end. thoiuah the contest was close in two ofi tIhe w.rds., and considerable interest was displayed in a quiet sort of wa'. As predicted )esterday the democrats carried two of the three wards, aitining the biggest majority in the Secondl. It was confidently asserted by the democrat* yvsterday that Reynolds would win out in the third, and while he did so it was by a narrow ;tmargin and after the closest contest that lok Ilace in the city. The votlers frm the Grey Rock Terrace, who were defeatced in their attempt to control the denmocratic convention, are thought to have thrown their., vote to the citizens' ticket In the 'I hird, but despite their switching the ward was carried by the democratic nominee. The First ward, whieh was considered the strong hIol of the citizens' ticket, did what was ex ptcted of it, and gave Coppo, the citizens' clndidate, a majority of nine votes. Charles Iltey, though a popular man, was handicapped Iy tIhe heavy republican vote in that ward, wlich wais turned toward the citizens' nominee. John H. Coppo, citizens' party, received 75 votes in the 'irst ward, his oppopent, Charles litley getting 66. In the Second, Edward Fin. nogan, democrat, secured 93 votes, while the citizens' nominee, Thomas Elliott, received but or ballots. In the Third, Michacl Reynolds swtn a close victory with 96 democratic votes against qt for George McLeod of the citizens' fthe new aldermen--Finnegan, Coppo ant iteynotdls-will take their seats in the city council on the night of the first Monday in lMay, thus evenly dividing the council between the two parties, the citizens' having an equal number of holdover aldermen. In the past the council has bcen in the hands of the citizens', I lhe have heretofore managed to keep a con. trolling majority. The outgoin aldermen-T'. II. lEiliott, Joh, IHamilton and John Thomas are all of the citizens' party having been elected two years ago when their party was very strong on tie hill. This is the first time in six years that the democrats have secured a lirm footing in the council, and the result of tie election indicates a change of policy on the part of the majority of the voters. Evidentlr the tide has set in favor of tile democrats, anit they claim that the next aldermanic election will make them the power In the council. The newcouncil stands as follows: lienja. min .\Annear, citizen; David lHendra, citizen; Jothn It. Cuoppo, citizen; Edward Fleming, democrat.popuist; Michael Reynolds, demo. crat; Edward Finnegan, democrat. The mayor, Louis Gainor, is a strong citizen man so there is some foundation for the claim of the citiens' party that they still hold the bal. anlce of power in the council. NOTICE. At a regular meeting of the nutte Clerks' Protective Union, No. a held April 6, 9on, it was unanimously passed that all merchants keeping their places of business open after 6 p. m., excepting those nights allowed by tile rules of the ulnon, shall he declared unftair. ELMER SNAVELY President Piro T em. H, LANIIIRECITIT, Secrstary. Palma Wants a Settlement. Havana, April 7.-Presldent Palma in a message to congress says that the home question of incorporating into the treaty all the provisions of the Platt amendment should remain any longer a part of the constitution.