Deadlock for Chief at Portland, Me.
The term of Chief P. H. Flaherty of Portland, Me., expires on July 2, and a joint convention of the city council was held June 2 to elect his successor. Twenty-one ballots were taken without a choice. There were five candidates. Chief Flaherty, who was backed by the Democrats, Almus D. Butler, William J. Ward, E. A. Springer, and Dow who were backed by the Republicans. On the first ballot Flaherty received 16 votes. Butler 16. Ward 4, Dow 1 and Springer none. There was no important change on any of the 21 ballots. A special meeting will be called to hold another election this month.