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TPAXP ERS' MEETIING, T
beral Response to the Call for the l
Gathering'at Electric Hall it
Resolution Adopted Condemn- 8
ing the Prdotice of Copying
County Aseeeas entes.
ermation of a League or Taxpayers
Called For--ltlhard Lockey Com
plains of Lack of Interelt.
About 200 people, several of whom were d
dies, responded to the call for a taxpay- p
e' meeting at Electric hall last night.
mnong those present were A. M. Holler, A
M, Parchen, W. E. Cox, B. C. Ashby, ,
iohard Lookey, Homer Hewins, Anthony 1
ougherty, It. H. Howey, J. R. Watson, r
rmes Halford, J. H. Boucher, Marcus
isaner, Martin Witmer, Hugh Galen. Dr.
B. Atchison, J. I. Banford, A. H.Wiebher,
filliam Taylor, A. B. Keith, Joseph
orelsy, A. D. Edgar, J. W. Shober, C. P.
onnolly, Sam Silverman, W. Y. Simonton, r
S8. Douglass, C. H. Snell, M. A. F. Jones,
. S. Howell, F. E. Thieme, I. L. Israel,
acob Karatoffeky, A. C. Logan, A, R.
ates, J. L. Perkins. W. R. Bumley, Will
om Harrison, Hugh Kirkendall, Geo.. O.
aton, George B. Foote, C. B. Nolan, W. i
i. Bailey, F. K. Turner, and others equally I
J. W. Shober called the meeting to order, I
nd nominated Ridhard Lockey for presid
ag officer. Mr. Lockey said it wa scarcely
roper for him to act is chairman, as he
tad taken quite an active interest in the
natter and too much of a kicker to suit
ome people. But as everybody but him
elf was too modest to preside, he would
tate the object of the meeting to be to ob
sin some expression on what they thought
o be unequal and unjust taxation. The mat
er of taxation in the city,the county and the
chool district should be looked into. The
seessment had been increasing faster than
Mr. Shober moved the appointment of a
ommittee of five, to report at some subse
uent meeting, on the grievances of the
George B. Foote moved that they have an
xperience meeting first, so that the com
ittee would fully underetand the situa
i1. H. Howey said the grievances if there
ere any, were well represented at the
eeting, and there would be no necessity
or the committee to go around and hunt
ny. There was no nee, either. to postpone
On division the motion was adopted by
as eighty-nine, nays ten, and the follow
ng named as the committee: J. W. Shober.
SM. Parchen, Hugh Galen,` G. B. Foote
ud B. H. Howey.
The following was handed the secretary
y the presiding officer and read to the
Resolved, First, that we condemn the
ractice resorted to by city assessors of
opying county assessments, by which all
heerrors and omissions of the county as
essment are transferred to the city books.
econd, that we demand of the mayor and
ity council a careful assessment by the
ity assessor of city property as required by
he laws of Montana and the city ordi
ances, which assessment may be used as a
heck upon the county assessment.' Third,
hat we demand of all city officials the
omplete performance of the duties for
hich they are employed and paid, and
hat we protest against the payment for
ervioee not performed.
The resolution caused some discussion.
udge Howey said they should look into the
matter and not condemn the wrong parties.
e explained that under the new revenue
act incorporated cities might adopt the as
sessment of counties when the proper offi
era so elected.
Mr. LooLer, who wanted to take part in
the discussion, had E. M. Hoyt take the
chair: Mr. Lookey then said he had heard
of no action by the city council authoriz
ing the city assessor to use the county as
The resolution was adopted, as was also
the following, there being no division on
Rhesolved, That it is the sense of this
mass meeting that a taxpayers association
or league be formed, to be composed of the
taxpayers of Lewis and Clarke county,
Montana, the object of which shall be the
protection of our business and property in
terests, the discussion of matters of im
portance relating to the financial manage
ment of city, county and school affairs, to
suggest to officials the wishes and interests
of taxpayers and to present to the legisla
ture for enactment such revenue laws and
amendments thereto, as the association
may deem wise and proper. That we call
upon the taxpayers in each county of this
state to organize associations and co
operate with us in securing just and proper
]egislation on the subject of taxation.
That extravagance in the management of
county, city and school affairs has reached
its limit and we, as those who pay the bills,
demand reform in these matters.
J. H. Boucher moved the appointment of
a committee of taxpayers on permanent or
ganization of the society proposed. His
motion was adopted and the chair ap
pointed J. H. Boucher. S. C. Ashby and Dr.
J. B. Atchison. Chairman Boucher soon
afterwards reported that the others of the
committee were not present and not dis
posed to take any interest in the matter.
He was but a smnall taxpayer and did not
,care to take the initiative and therefore
asked to be discharged, which was done.
Mr. Lookey said those present seemed to
be interested and yet not interested. So
far as the county assessment was concerned
they could test the constitutionality of the
revenue law, As for the city, it had had no
assessment at all. But it seemed as though
Helena had not been hit hard enough yet.
The best thing to do would be to adjourn
and let each man hoe his own row. He
spoke of the rapid increase in the assess
ment from $15,000,000 in 18i9 to $30,000,000
in 1890, and referring to the apparent lack
of interest said he felt like scolding. The
meeting then adjourned.
Ioard only $7 per weekat the Merchants
Hotel dining room.
Buy your glassware and tinware at The Bio
Hlive this week and get your discount of 25 per
Leesons given in fancy work at 222 Broadway.
Excursion Rates East.
The following low rates are in effect via
the Northern Pacific railroad:
From Helena to St. Paul, Minneapolis,
Puluth and West Superior and return, $60.
Helena to St. Louis and return, $75.
Helena to Chicago and return, $80.
''These tickets are limited to three months
and can be made to return via any direct
Remember that the Northern Pacific is
the only line running solid vestibuled trains
through to Chicago without change of cars.
A. D. EnDAa,
Gen'l Agent, Helena, Mont.
CnAs. S. F.e,
G. P. & T. A., St. Paul, Minn.
Dinner from 5,30 to 7,30 at the Mler
chants Hotel dining rons,.
Tile Weekly liepoeudeut, 12 pages, to
lan. 1, 1803,IIFor $,
Legal blankst at this t ots.
To I'arlu eors.
We have money on hand to loan on tmi
proved rachli property throughout the
state with water for irrigating, Lowest
rates. Time and tqris to suit. Write, de
eoribino your property. Five per cent. in
terest paid on savings deposits.
MUNTANA oAVINaO D ,ANK,
WO: M '$, R' IRIy CORa1r
The rorrovialoneal Dipartrieut Oilds Are
There was a larte gathering at G. A. U.
hall on, )ark ha*oiae Thursday evoning to
witanes the intiresting ceremony of inttall
ing the officers of the provisional depart
oent of the Women's IRlief Corps of Mon
t.na, Mrs, Basle Priest installed the fol
lpwig officersi o
PrSldent--Mrs. H. Kirkendmll, of
ienoor V ic.-Prssdre nt-Mtr5. Mary U. Lan
Junior Vlce.President--Mrs. Hattle M.
seretary--Mrs. Mary E. Simonton, Hel
Treasurer--Mrs. ]Eliza M. Shaw, Helena.
Chaplain--Mre. Turner, Fort Benton.
Inspector--Mis Ella L. Knowles, Helena.
The installation took place in the pres
ence of members of the Grand Army, Sons
of Veterans and friends or the Relief Corps.
Mrs. Kirkendall made an interesting ad
dress. After this there was an enjoyable
programme consisting of instrumental and
vocal solections and recitations. Those
taking part were: Mrs. DeCamp, iano;
Alice McDonald, recitation; I, B. Wright,
sona; Col. James eairman, address; Misses
i Baden and Porter, piano duett; Josie Israel,
recitation. Addresses were made by Post
Commander Walker and Past Post Com
mander Shaw, of the G. A. I. The ladies
of the corps served refreshments and a very
enjoyable time was had.
M rs. -Huh Kirkendall writes to Tnu IN
DEPENDENT requesting the correction of the
report given by an evening paper yesterday
of the Women s Belief Corps. The pro.
visional department was not organized
Thursday night. Mrs. Kirkendall, who is
one of the most zealous workers in the
corps in the United States, says it hastaken
a year to accomplish theorganizatlonof the
provisional department, by proper author
ity of the national officers. Notice of the
wy ork of the corps has been given as it ad
vanced through its different channels to
Oysters on the half shell at the Motor Office.
SLunch from 1 1 to p, m. at the Helena
Go to Butchor & Bradley's for notions, hosiery
and underwear. We lead 4n low prices.
iMiss Ii. .. (trogan is now prepared to do all
'kinds of s ritinu at her office, 108 tranite block.
JOTTINGS ABOUT TOWN.
Adam Cameron, a native of Scotland, was t
admitted to citizenship yesterday in the a
A patent to 160 acres of land in Meagher t
county, for Edward P. Smith, has been re
oeived at the Helena office.
A deed was filed for record yesterday
from Emma Crayeh to John N. Craig, of
two lots on Rodney street; consideration
It has been supposed all the along that
Helen Foreland was a Norwegian, but now
it comes to light that the young woman is a
The executive committee of the Hen
dricks Democratic club have leased the
rooms over the store on Main street for
merly occupied by the I X L as its head
The large and varied stocks of C. K.
Wells and J. S. Featherly are being moved
to the commodious new establishment on
Main street of the C. K. Wells company.
Moriis Sands was greatly shocked yester
day on the receipt of news from Denver,
announcing the death of Mis. Holzman,
his sister. Only a few days ago his brother,
Samuel, died in the same city.
At Lexington, Ky., recently, C. E. Lara
bie, of Deer Lodge, sold to John Mackey,
for J. B. Haggin, the brown colt Knight,
three years old, by Woodford Wilkes, dam
by Adrian Wilkes.
Wm. Byers. the bookkeeper for Horsky,
Miller & Co., and Charles Banck, who held
a similar position with Greenhood, Bohm
& Co., left town some time ago, and it is
said by their respective firms that both men
are short in their accounts.
IR. W. Wolf, the young man who got $40
in cash from Bach, Cory & Co. in change
for a $200 check tehdered in payment of
goods, told Judge Sanders yesterday that
he was gauily and was held for the district
court on the charge of forgery. The check
was no good.
James Brentford, a miner, died suddenly
in the Drum Lummon mine Thursday, of
heart disease. He had just finished lunch
and was reading a newspaper when he re
matked to a companion. "Here we douse
the glim," and fell over. When his com
panion reached him he was dead.
A wild goose flying south with great
speed last night struck an electric light at
the power house near the Montana Central
depot. The shock killed the goose. It is
supposed it wandered away from a flock
and was attracted by the brilliant hlight.
The employes at the power house will dine
on goose to-day.
You can buy a deoora!el chamber set in any
color at The Lise Hive this week for $3.15, worth
Fresh lot of New York Counts, in shell, at the
H1oliday goods arriving daily at The Bee Hive.
The 1. X. L. Bazaar has removed to foot
of Broadway. south of Paynter Drug Co.
John W. Thompson
Offers for rent, at very reasonable terms,
the best photograph gallery west of St.
Paul, also a limited number of choice of
flies and stores on Main street. See him
immediately, at his office, room 27 Pitts
burgh block. Take elevator.
Happy is the man who buy his turkeys, gees.
ducks and spring chickens at the Boston Fish
Market.. 13 North Warren street.
Norbert Nicbolson & Co., Ltd., are now
prepared to deliver riithraoete hard coal
dry yellow pine, or fir wood to any part of
the city promptly at mnarket prices. Tele
) phone 3P5.
Sons of St. George.
Albion lodge No. 327 meets every Satur
day evening at eight p. m. in the G. A. R
hall, on Park avenue. A cordial invitation
is extended to all members and visitors to
attend. Wis. M. CATnod, President.
J. Anierua EsLItKi, Secretary.
1 I now talte thy liberty tinorm the ladies of
a Helena that ta la opiaosid a firetclases vtross
Hl making estahliimuent at e)onver block, 125
Broadway. Mrs. C. Ui. Millen.
* Drs. Skimknln & Etslg, dentists, Slxth
avenue and Ialn,, street, over Bach, (Cory
& CO,. Crown tind bridle work a specialty.
I|t xtracting 50c: vitalized air ased. Vo tire
r opened, t.evelninges.
Seven styles of kodaks and films at A. M
Holter Hardware Co.
Backache is almost immoediaely rellevrd by
wearieng one f Carter's Somart Wele ndsr Hell. -
5, donna tialokacho Plasters. Try one ansod be free
f. rom puain. Prico 2, Uents.
is For all kinds or' household furniture at
t Whitoli.ad's old stand, Broadway.
Is II . EIINA IN BRltlE '.
. .Tnlkenn'a music store. Ballovey blook. 0
Used in Millions of Homes-4o Yers the Standard.
A CLEAN. BREAST OF IT.
Hlighwayman Henry Cia.k Tells of
His Experience While in
According to His Story the Girl
Was Only a Little Brag
fHe Goes to Deoor Lodge a Convict, While
she Goes to Spokane a Free
Just four weeks ago Helen Forsland,
alias Charlie Miller,. and Henry Clark,
were arrested charged with the commis
sion of a number of highway robberies.
The city is now clear of them. Yesterday
morning Clark was taken to the Doer Lodge
penitentiary, to serve out a sentence of
forty years. Later in the day Helen Fors
land also left the city, but as a free woman
and in company with her` sister. It was
quite generally known that the girl would
go to Spokane yesterday, and there were
probably a hundred curious people at the
Northern Pacific station to see her. Ac
companied by her sister and a gentleman
she drove to the depot, arriving there about
1 Ave minutes before the train started. She
had discarded the brown suit and boy's
hat, and had on a dark skirt with red
stripes and jersey bodice, and little hat, and
3 wore a veil. Some of the police officials
were at the depot and bade her good bye.
She seemed very much pleased with the
idea that she was going to Spokane to meet
her father and mother.
Before leaving the county jail for the trip
to Deer Lodge, Clark had a long conversa
tion with Special Policeman Geo. Break,
during which he told much that could never
II have been gotten out of him before his con
viction. He admitted holding up Richard
eon and Ray and shooting Grogan. The
girl, he declared, was nowhere near him at
the time of the holdups. When questioned
as to her whereabouts on the night of the
Grogan shooting, he did not seem anxious
r to talk, leaving the impression that she was
r- with him as she has all alone said she was.
"I did not mean to kill the officer," he said.
"He had me covered with his revolver and
fwhen he grabbed my big gun, I pulled the
Sother andflred with the idea, not of killing
him, but of shooting him through the hand.
My little gun pulled very hard and that is
why it missed his hand and hit him in the
breast. There was no time from the minute
I met the officer to the time I
fired that he could not have shot me through
Speaking of his capture Clark said he t
looked through the window when the
knock came on his door and saw the offi
cers outside. He then opened the door
leading to the other room alid looking out
in that direction saw several more officers.
"I knew what they were after," sayS Clark,
"and jumped back into bed and pretended
to be asleep. My first idea was to stand
them off, but I thought of the girl. Had it
not been for the girl I would have made a
fight and either driven the officers away or I
been killed." When asked why he did not
keep at his trade of machinist, Clark said
it was on account of, his health. He was
troubled with lung disease and could not
stand the work. "I never expect to live t
my sentence out," he continued. "I will
not last over two years at the most. Etill
it was no more than I looked for."
"By the way," he exclaimed, smilinly,
"I have a laugh on the policemen. Vpu
people have been searching along the rail
road track for the gun the girl says she
threw away at the time she was caught.
The fact is she never had a gun in all the
time she was with me. There were but two
guns in the party and I had them both.
The girl took no part in the hold-ups. I
did the work myself and gave her Richard
Special this week, Angora wool 100. per ball.
Butcher & Bradley's, 105 Broadway.
Typewriting, room 15 Bailey block.
The Weekly Independent, 12 pages, to
Jan. 1, 1893, for $2.
The Excursion to Neihart.
A. Lawbeth, who is largely interested in
the Neihart country, is m Helena. He has
just come down from the coming big camp
and save the people there are making prep
arations to entertain a large number of ex
cursionists on the 15th of the mouth. The
arrangement at present is to run the excur
sion from Great Falls only, though if run
from Helena undoubtedly a good crowd
would go from here.
A fine stock of dry goodsand fancy goods
s.be sold at 50 cents on the dollar at 121
Broadway, in Denver block.
For bargains in men's and boys' clothlng,
dry goods, fancy goods. call at the I. X. L.
Bazaar, next door to Paynter Drug Co.
if you want, any bargains go to 'he Bee Hive
this week, Their ad on .another page is fall of
Apples, Choice Apples.
For the next five days we will sell choice
green apples in any quantity at three and
one-half cents per pound. Ben Davis'
KLEINBOMID'I' $ BRo.
Men's all wool tndershirts at the special sale
this week only 500. at The Bee ltive.
Dry goods, fancy goods, ladles' andl
eh lidren's cloaks, Jackets aild capes at less
than cost at the L X. L. Biazaar, one door
south of Painter Drug Co.
Sam'lI K. Davis' Special.
3,000 Cumberland, in lots to suit, $2.
2,000 Iron Mountain, 81c.
Five 100-share certificates Bald Butte,
500 two certificates Bald Butte., 2.
This is probably the last lot sold at this
1,600 Poorman, $1.10.
3,000 California, 22zoc.
5,000 Yellowstone, block, 27,co.
5,000 Copper Bell, 10 cents.
Roomns 2 and 27, Bailey Block.
ineral bti lls at, Mineral Springs ]ehot;el
only 25 cents.
Thile Belie Ilive offers extra indaeuemonts in their
spcial ilnonlieeuI11L today. and as t1ic lote are
limitei buyers will do well to make their relce
tidnes early and not get left, as there is bouud to
to a rushl.
To MlusI Lovers.
G. W. Jackson has moved into his former
quarters in the Bailey block, Main street,
with an entire new stock of musical instru
ments. Give him a call.
Table crloths, nnptins, towels and stampOed
linens in largo variety at low prices. Bntlhor &
In connection with our sale of
Ladies' Cloths and Striped
Flannels which we have decided
to continue for another week,
we will offer the balance of our
Pattern Dressese at a decided
sacrifice. We quote below the
$40.00 patterns reduced to $25.oo
35.00 " " " 20.00
30,00 " " " I8.oo
. 25.00 " " " 2,o00
20.00 " " " 10.00
12.50 " " ," 7.50
, These are not shop-worn goods
ie carried over from last season, but
r are new and desirable in every
is On our bargain counter will be
id found another broken lot of wool
re underwear, reduced fully one
e. third fiom former price.
n In our Cloak Room we are
at showing some beautiful new
,: styles in Jackets and Wraps.
id Inspection invited.
id Store open evenings until 8:30.
Rbleih & aCarke.
he HOUSEKEEPERSI SERVANTSI
at -- -
a ATTENTION !!"
d Washing made easy. No boiling of
is clothes or soaking over night necessary.
he No scrub-board needed. You need not
Lte bend over tub and get a lame back, or in
.gh hale odor of soap suds. No odor of wash
ing, from effects of boiling clothes, through
he the house. You can wash your Laces,
the Flannels, Linens, Blankets-in fact, every
thing, and make like new without wear or
tear on cloth. The work that takes you one
rs. half day to do you can now do in one hour.
dW Let You Try a Machillno
or by taking it home. If it does not do all we
not claim, you need not keep it or pay for it.
aid A child ten years old can do the family
nas washing as easy as a grown person. Call
live and see the
;ll !wEra Washin Mac hine,
Sthat revolutionize the method of washing
she clothds. The apparatus weighs only eight
rht. pounds. We invite country people as well
the as city folks to call and see the machine.
i STURROCK & BROWN, Agts.
MING'S OPERA HOUSE
J. C Reinlingon, - - lIanaRgar.
Direct Frod Its San Francisco Triumpnhs
TWO NIGHTS-Hoe.y 0-T uesda y,
Geo. W. Lederer Model Company
In the Shrieking Snccess,
"I.N CO G-,"
By Mrs, H,, Pacheco, preceded by the
BOOK III, GHAPTE) 1.
ONLY ONE LAUGH-BEltlNNING TO END.
8:15-Dickson in Book III, Chapter 1.
8:45-Dickson in incog.
Seats on sale Saturday. at Pope & O'Connor's
TilE LJDIES' ThILOR
Having returned from the east 1 am prepared
to give instruootions on Dross cutting and making
by a genuine Tailor systemn. A few of tire many
garmonts tanght: French seamloe±s waist, Pari
rian dartless batque, Freloltch ias and Worth
dart. Also all plain drafting. Any style sloeeve
and skirts cut to measure. Ladies can make
there own g.rments whilo learning. batisfac
tion guaranteed. Droesmaking Parlor in con
nection.with school. Tailor gowns and evening
drecsso a epeoedty.
108 Grand St., Near Hotel Helena.
To Those Who Wish to Know
More About Numbers.
r r. E. W. Robins, is now prelared to give
plivato inltrutlloions in hiis now systemi o~i iou
Deituti ing by comparisonl. Pereon of liit ollt ed
- Iuntion who have but. little thne to devole' to
study will iindtho system invaluable as t itnabths
thoen to acquire lie greaet 1:ovsilh emoreut of
ipraoticabl, information in the least eroihlte
thte sinmulieity, rceeoreey ahad brevity are the
lending features of the work. For iarticttlarii,
reforouetowe, terls, toll ion
1\MR. ROBINS, AT 8143, 11 AVE.
We are making a Spocialty
i . DDESOLA, MENDES & CO.
3 Cutters of Dlaioenrle and Precious Stonettq.
S 51 and 58 Maideon lane, Now York.
leýe.,seeeeoeecc.or~.eeeosAr04 o rk,"e00000
T. . POWER" & Lo
-JOBBERS AND DEALERES IN----
STEAM BOILERS; PUMPS AND HOISTS,
Wire E3oisting Rope, Ehto
N.Wagons--Quartz, Lumber and Farm--Wagons
Fence Wire, Wind Mills and FPumps.
50 D)IFFERENT STYLIES OF VEHICLES.
In order to make room for Winter Goods will close out Vehioles
at an advance of 10 per cent. above coat. Call and see for yourself
The JOHN R. DREW
Cheapl Cheaper! Cheapestl!
LADIES' AND MEN'S
BOOTS AND' SHOES
SIGN OF BIG BOOT,
f Main Street, Opposite Grand Central Hotel
- CHICAGO IRON WORKS'
GAIL, BUMILLER & UNZICKER
Jall - -Builders of Geen.eral- -
i IMINIG AND MILLING MACHINERY,
wel Gold Mills, Wet and Dry Crushing Silver Mills,
Smelting and Concentrating Plants, Hoisting and
Pumping Works, Cars, Cages, Skips, Ore Buck
Its. ets and Water Buckets, Self-Oiling Car Wheels,
Corliss Engines, Compound and Condensing En
gines and Tramways.
SE -:SOLE AGENTS FOR THE WORTHINGTON PUMPS:
Western Representative, Office and Works
MEN NO UNZICKER, Hawthorne Ave. and Willow St..
No. 4 North Main St.. Helena, CHICAGO, ILL.
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in thu world. From the wide verandos the most megnificent and varied marine and mountain
views in Californ a are seen on all oides. Its many rooms are handsomely furnished and eunnui
while plenty of bath-roomsa, ire-places. strm-heCaters, electrio lights and bells, gas, hot and old
water, are neceassary comforts whiob will be appreciated by all.
A Large DiningRoam, Excellent Table and the Best
of Service Throughout the House are Specialties,
STREET CARS PASS THE DOOR.
Tlh0 rect h etation of the broad gauge road i, just below the hotuse, tad carriages await trains
at all dopot'. A descriptire souvenir booklelot of te llotel und surrounding country mailed free of
ctu:rre n application. For full particulars and terms apply to
JOHN T. SULLIVAN. Proprietor.
FO(WLES' CASH STORE.
Best Selected Stock
La dies' ad Children's Cloaks
IN THE GITY.