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A SETTLEMENT POSSIBLE,
The Sqhool. board Committae and the Contractors Talk Over the Situation, PerBape the Truiteap May Pay All Debts onn Advanqg Money. Under Sucll an Arrasw#N.ent the RilgI School Bualeding Can Be Finished Ia a ,hert Tai mt,. Trustees Guthrie, Lockey and Langhorne, a committee of tile school board, and True. tee Gilpatrick, president of the board, h.d a cousultation yestprday with J. R. Grant and S. F. Whalesn, the contractors for the buiping of ths high school, with the view of coming to somce aderstanding by which the st:coture may be completed and made ready-for occupancy. The conforence took place in Trustee Lookey's ofleoo, and Super. intendent of Construction F. M. Williams was present. Contractor Whalen pre sented a memorandum of the moopey he and his partner had received, the amounts due on the building for labor and matorial and what they owed the banks on advances, also their estimate of what it would coat to complete the structure. Superintendent Williams also furnished an estimate of what was due by the contractors for labor and material, and what he figured it would cost to finish the 14pilding. The two estimates were so near alike that the committee were enabled to figure on either without going far out of the way. The contractor's estimates were as follows: Necessary to complete the buildin., $14, 600; due for labor and materiale, $7,270.85. The superintendent's estimates were: 1ecessary to complete building, $14,205; due for labor and materials, $7,(i1t1.(08. C~ontractor Whalen also stated that In addition to the liabilities mentioned the firm owed the Montana National bank $12,110, which amount had been assigned that institution out of any mohey due or to become due on.the contract. There is duo another bank $7,500. He also claimed $1,000 for special architect planse of the building as it had been chainged, $1,000 for attorney's fees, and $500 for the use of tools on extra wor k. In addition to this he thought his firm should be allowed at least 15 per cent profit on the cost of the building complete. The cash received by the contractors to date amounts to $51,114. on account of the o;iginal contract and extras allowed, There is eomething over $12,000 due the contractors but still in the hands of the board, and a considerable sum is still to become due for extras for which no bills have yet been presented or allowed. There was considerable discussion in a general way as to how the matter could be rrfranged so as to allow the contractors to go ahead and complete the building. Finally Trustee Lanahorne made a sugges tion that the school board pna off the claims for labor and material, and then ad vaene the amounts necessary from time to time in purchasring new material and hiring workmen to finish the school. l'hese amounts, according to the estimates of the contractors ,and of the saperintendent, would aggregate about $22,000, and would be charged to the contractors and deducted from whatever might be coming to them on their original contract and for extras. This raised the question as to what po sition the assignment of claim by the con tractors to the Montana hank would coc cupy, and whether or not the school dis trict would be responsible for that amount. Cashier McCollough, of the bank, was tele phoned for and brought a copy of the asnign meat, or rather two of them, to the oum mittoo meeting. One of them, in consider ation of a loan of $5,000. assigned to the bank all the 15 per cent. reserve which the sohool board holds out of the' contract money until the building is complete. The other, for a $10,000 loan, assigns any money due or to become due on the contract or for extras. This $15,000 indebtedness has been reduced to $12,119. Contractor Whalen said the proposition of Trustee Langhorne would be satisfactory to him, if in ear ying out any arrangement of the kind, the bank's interest in the matter would not be jeopardized. Sowe of the trustees thought that even if they had to assume the indebtedness to the bank, in addition to paying off the claims and ad vancing money to finish the building, there might still be enough"ooming to the con tractors on the original contract and for extras to make up the amount. The con tractors were asked to furnish a statement of what the probable bills for extras not already presented will amount to, Con tractor Whalen said it would take some time to get up such a statement. Even then he did not care to furnish bills for work which wias not completed, as it might bar the firm in making a larger and more correct bill when the proper time earnse. The committee will call a special meeting of the school board, probably to-day, to consider the proiposition for paying off the claims and advancing the money to finish the building. Meantime the committee will endeavor to find out the legal status of the assignment of claims to the Montana national banrk. Durlng the discussion between the com mittee and the contractors, it was stated on behalf of the latter that they did not consider thenmselves as working under the oiiginal contract, on account of the many changes that had been made ia the plans of the building. To this 'Trustee Langhor ne suggested that in sach event the bohard muight as well settle up with the contractors nis the building now stood and go ahead and finish it themselves. Referring to the delay in the work, Contractor Grant said it was due to the frequent alteretioun of plnns. Had n regular plan been followed in tihe first place the work would have gone along faster. Rut when one; art of the worklr was changed jt necessitated ohanllging other parts, and in that way things did not move as fast. Mr. Grant, befo:re the meeting ad journed, asked the board particularly to advanoe $500of the money doe the con tractors to wurkiurmen. These menll were depending on their wages for the sudpoit of themselves and their families, and he would like to see thoeo paid. A "High a'ra" will lie aive at an early date byh tle Mansea I,,. Willard W. C. '. U. 'I ho _roeoode viil be applied to the work of the Union. lIrgo line of masks at The BoII Hve. Ladioes' and childrn'a fist blank seamless cot ton hoieal Tho floe Ilivr only 2eo. I'.HOTOGRAPH GALLERY FIllRE. A Small Combulstio on Main Street Yes terday Mornlity. John H. Shober and L. W. Burkett, who oconuy rooms on the second floor of thile Galon block, on Main street, saw smoke is suing from the Suabeam photograph gal lory, adjacent to their quarters. yesterdny morning. The door was burst open, and the room was seen to be on fire. The tire department was summoned, but hefore their services were needed the ftlmeo were pot out by mense of a hydrant and a rub ber hose. John M. Moriarty, the proprie tor of the gnloery, was setling on a Jury in court at the timet, nud the fire caught from the stove. The los~ was emall, but bad the fire started at night it might have been more serious. A Card or Thanks. I desire to return my thanks to Judge Hunt for the complimentary manner in which he spoke of me; and to the clerk of the court, Mr. John Jian, for his courtesy; and to r.le INDNPaNonDi', for the fairnes. with which it hits treated me in its reports of my suit for damases in the district court; also to those very few iriends who were willing to assist me. LataY OC. CLEVELAND. D0tC 8j1%LIY CAUL'flT. The 1tnnway Wetn In Petaltllo Awntlius a ICt ulisililpn, Marshal ins l h14 tlb following telegram bap44(4 ·iln tiplatt.. "PcoAT.LCC, Idaplo, Feb, 10, - Orlan Seeley arrested and put in jail this evening. "AC, J. DAVIs, "Coastable'" ,Tlie marihba a) d.nde ieat word that he woeuld come,,fgr ;fboo eeley on the frst train. A reqgiiltion will be secured from Goay, Tole tii t morning alnd MaIsljal Alona ill leave In the afternoon for Poontello. .Ie will take with him a good strong pair of handcuffs. Beeley's capture within a week after he is Supposed to have left Helena will be good news to Pat Ceaey, heo was his bandsman for $500, and who offered the $200 reword for his capture. It Is believed that Seeley, after leaving Helenn. welit tq B.ptte, where he remained in aoneaolment spvfaY l days until, sl he thought, the exiltoment of ihis departure bonuld ihave died out. From Blutte the pollee think he was making his wa tonthe pew miil Icamp of Creeds, in onuOrO; laring the lay over In Peooal tello lie no doubt get reokles., showed him self on the street, was saten and recognized, and arrested. 'I here is a aeport that ; oeley did tint leave Helena until forty-eighit hours ago, havin', been oongeoled in a house hero up to that time, Duo liecley. It will be remembere], was undergoing ia prlimlinery exaaaination in Judge Sanders' court, with William Wood: and Sandy Late, art the chaqrne of grand larceny made by Robert Kirsatn, of \%Vs qonsin, whiom they "wo ukd" out of $105 on a Northern P.oifc train through a game of euehic, ilp which some stiff poker hands showed up, O thel se.nolnd day of the ex arpinatiou, StaturQay last, deely did not up pear, having jumped his bail. A filiM ENTS. Mings' opera honue never contained a better pleased audienee than that which it held last eventng. The attraction was "The Millioupire." with Daniel Sully in the leading role. Mr. sully was in Helena about a year ago, and the big audielnce that welcomed him last evening proved conclu sively that he was favorably remembered by tlheatre goere. The Flay is a strong one in itself, one that appeals both to the gal lery and the parquet. It is a sensational orana, w;th bits of comnedy running thronah it, and enlivened by many bits of relineda Irish wit. The play ran very smoothly, holdihfz the interest from the first scene to the linal drop of the curtain. Daniel Sally, as James O'Brien the railroad conteraltor, is the onearoand whom the play revolves, but the other characters have am ple opportunity. Next to Sully C. Jay Wil lams, who takes the character of the Ger man baron, was the favorite. He played the character to pe feetion, and was the recipi eat of hearty alplanso. Rose Wilson, as Mrs. Van Buren, with, whom Sully falls in love, is a filished actress, and was entitled to the warm reception she leoeived. La 'Petite Pe ry, as Flossie Van Buren, Henry Napier, W. T. Dulany, Con Ilynch, C. E. Eldriuge and Daisy Loring were all good, while Fred Richter, as a daRo laborer, did qxcellently. The scenery in the second not, where the golden spike is driven, is very realistic, genuine rails, ties,. and other par aphernalia of railroad building being used. The same bill will be given this afternoon and evening, and those who like a clean play, full of life, with some western flavor, should see "The Millionaire." A Piano Recital. A large and fashionable audience gath ered last evening at Steinway hall to listen to a piano recital by the well known artist Robert Tolmie. The first number was a sonata from Beethoven. Its rendition aroused a kLen interest in the listeners and merited the applause bestowed upon it. Then followed several selections from e.chumann which were equally well ren dered. The "Soirees of Vienna" by Schu bert-Liszt and an andante in F by Bee thoven formed the succeeding features. After a brief intermission the extremely difficult polonaise in A flat, by Chopin, was played in a thoroughly artistic manner. This number was perhaps the best rendered, and although great ability in phrasing and skill in execution were here requiredeMr. '1 olmie's performance was decidedly. mer ito:ious. The Bereauset by Chopin, consti tuted the next number, and was followed by an "octave etude" composed by Kullak. who was at one time Mr. Tolmie's profes sor. A composition by Paganini and Liszt was also played, and the entertainment coneluded with the rendition of Liszt's twelfth Rlhapsodie Hongroise.-San Fan oisco Chronicle, Jan. 12, 1892. To the lovers of classical music the com ing of Mr. Tolmie at Ming's the 23d will be a great treat. wmoke Adleln.n :Patti eigatr-finest In the world. J, B. Lockwuot's drtug store, Closing out sale, calico 4 yards for 25c, or 16 yards for i. liuteher & BrIadley's, 10 BroaLd Way. NOT OUT FOR MAYOR. John W. Thosmpson Will Take a Rest and Look for Future Honors. Alderman John W. Thompson's name has been mentioned considerably of late in connection with the republican nomination for the mayoralty at this spring's election. Mr. Thompeon said yesterday that he would not be a candidate for the mayoralty nomination. He intends to leave Helena in May, and sail for Europe early in June. In company with his sister, Mrs. S. E. Tay man, of Allegheny City, and her daughter JBessie. The party expects to be gone three or four months. This would necesasaily make it impossible for Mr. Thompson to take any active hart in public affairs during the coming summer. He hald already made up his mind not to run for the.city council again. His name, however, has been talked of in connection with the nomination for state senator from Lewis and Clarke county at the fall election. As this would not in tsrfefe with Mr. Tlhomoson's contern ilated European trip, lie has practically consented to run should the nomination come to him with anY degree of unanimity. During Mr. Thompson's absence his father, J. D. i' hompson, will reside in Helena and look after his business interests. lhmlinway's silks of all kinds just rocoived at The liee [Hive. Marners Fiyhl. the butchrs,. haIve removed froln Warroe a' rcit io l.armnuo a hall, on Blroadl way. 'Iclic ] h01; 14).7 WITH BARE KNUCKLES. A Twenty-Rolnnd Coinlest 'Near the Alou tana Central Depot. The latest bit of gossip in clubdom and other circles is the fistio encounter which took alsace Thursday night, in which all the rules of the prize ring were observed. 'l.o Ipiincipala are two well known young men whllose names are withhold on account of their connections, unless the affair gets into the police court. ''lhe young fohllovws went ct it with bars knuckles. Before soelctilng the battlleround, eachl principal choso hlls secolld, aund a rofe .o and time keener were egreed upon. Thoule, accom panied by a number of friends of both paerties, the principals went to a level picoe of ground back of thle ncab company's sta bles, near the Montana Central depot, A rirg was formod in the regulation style, and tilhe referee cautioned the spectators to refrain from shouting or encouraging tho neon in any way. lTh battle lnstel for twenty rounds, aud was a spirited contest from start to finish, and at its conelusiou lonors were about even. Not a gceat deal of damage Yeas done, but It is underatood that tlohe hlD.i ieb e principals has been satisied. Their First Appearance. The Hiatehet family will make their first appearance in this city next Monday even lng, at the Broadway M. E. church under the ausplices of the Loyal 'lenmlernucoe leglon. 'The'date is peculiarly appropriate,. in as mnic ale it Is the annuiveresary of time birth of the illustrious founder of this cele brtsed family, Gsorge WaLhinuton, who wielded the first hatchet In history. RECORD OF THE COURTI. Cleveland Loses Hils $20,000 Dam age Suit Against the Smel ter Company. The Jury Instructed to Bring in a Verdiot for the De fendant, Cleveland .lHud for persnluR In.Jurles Re celved in a Wreck .While Itunuing it Elnlllpe, Henry C. Cleveland lost his $20,000 dam age case against the H.lena and Livingston Smrulting apd (aeduction company in the district court yesterday. The ease had beso on trial before Judge Hunt and a jury for four days. Alter Cleveland had offered the testimony of himself and witnesses the de fendant made a motion for a nonsult which was overruled. When the defendant fin itbod its side of the oaie, on motion of its attorneye Judge Hunt instructed the jury to bring in a verdict for the defend apt. Cleveland claimed $20,0010 damages for personal injuries received while in the employ of the smelter company as an engi neer on one of its locomotives hauling ore cars from the Alta and other mines in Jef ferson county to the smelter. The road on which Cleveland worked is about four miles long with heavy grades. On Dec. 8, 1890, he was hauling three cars of ore to the smelter, when the train became unmanageable and ran away. The engine jumped the track and went down a bank, with Cleveland under it. He was fastened under the wreck and was badly bruised and scalded. ~1e claimed that his injuries were sech that his eyesight became affected and his spine injured so as to prevent him from doing any manual labor. Cleveland's attorneys wile C. II. Nolan and John M. McDonald. George Shelton and H. S. Hepner appeared for the company. The jury were losns Morris, John M. Moriarity. Thomas Nagle, Jacob Loob, David Ruth. S. K. Palmer, J. H. Jorgens, J. B. Lockwood, F. J. Nye, Mike Burns, J. L. La Driere and George H. Piatt. Other Proceedings. Horsky, Miller & Co. vs. Helena Consoli dated Mining Co. Stay of execution grant ed for three days. Amon Miller et al. vs. Gottfried Llesche. Judgment in favor of plaintiffs for costs. The ladies of the Oakes hireet M. E. church will give an oyster supper in A lame hall on tat urday evenin. Oysters and other refreshments will be served from six to 10 o cloolk. Look at I. L Israol's advertisement. Butcher & Bradley sell the celebrated Jackson corset waist in black and solors. The Whitlatch Union alines. There is now some confusion as to what may be meant by the Whitlatch Union mine, and to put the matter straight and answer questions daily put to me, I wish to make the following statement: The first company organized in Union ville was the Whitlatch-Union company. It did not succeed financially, but succeeded in giving its name to the Unionville mines, the main and rich portion of which were lo cated and patented as the "Union No. 2" and "Owyhee." Recently a Helena party jumped 120 feet of unrepresented ground on the extreme west, once owned by hensenderffer. This and ground adjoining was located as the "Whitlatch Union," hence the mystifica tion. The proposed new company recently ad vertising, stated that the claims of the Na tional Mining and Exploring company are not included in the new proposition, nor any of the "Union No. 2" owned by others, that is they do not control any of the claims from which the millions they refer to wele taken. S. J. JONES, Agent National Mining and Exploring Co. adv. Invited to Investigate. For Mr. S. J, Jones I have indeed feel ings of highest respect, consequently I am chagrined to find that he would say any thing-even in an "ad"-that would tend to mislead the public. In order to set Mr. Jones right, I hereby cordially invite him to come to room 4(;, Bailey building, where I will show him maps of the Whitlatch or MlcIntyre-Union vein, that will enable him to draw conclusions from facts, instead of imagination. Then he can intelligently attempt to throw cold water on the most legitimate mining enterprise that was ever brought before the ueople of this city. I like to see a man do a thing intelligently mean though it be-when he does do it. MICHAEL COONEY. TMis Iary E. Jisckmhn gives private Iessons i lhorthlalld. toom 15, Bailey block. Call nat ofince for ternms. Mares & Fisher, tLe buclier., hive removed from Warren etreet. to HIarmonia hall, on Broad way. 'lloplhoo 307. Accepts the Invitation. In response to the invitationof the Whit latch Union Mcintyre company I will visit their office in company with some reputed mining expert, but have not yet selected the party. S. J. JONES, National Mining & Exz. Co. Special cut iricis on ladies' muslin underwear this week at. 1 he Bee Hive. ('ash paid for second handt household furnitura by t,. Ii. Taylor, 0on BroLdway. lBy W~1:ll I'Iperr Now--ltemoval Sale. As we have leased a new store we will give a discount of 20 per cent ofi on wall papelr, roolm moulding, etc.. for the next lifteenl days to save removal.. Any one in need of wall paper in the near future will save mloney by buying nlow. All wall paper hung in a first class man ner. O. J. IHor·atis. 22 North Main St. Gastou's hiigmty by Albor llose. oomlptto series o' Tlie Nlryorios of It ('curt of London. by i. W.. 11 Iteynuldi. Ilalzes's Drill Htorios dll other good books just recolved at 'IlThe li. Ilive. ' Shool BIonds. Fohool district No. 19, Neihart, Meagher county, Montanal, offer for sale $5,000 (live thourenud dollars) school btonds. Tile bonds to run ten years. Assess.d valuation of pro.erty in district at last assessment was $~310,787. J. M. CAn'ornatis, T. B. alauEti, W. H. iHAin.tioN, W. D. (iRAlAl, Clark. Trusteese. At leoli lol. Il)moiorats. Theore will be a meeting of the Hendricks Dei)oocratic hiulb oil iMondaiy evening next (Washington's birthday), at which thime addresuei will be miade on the istese of the daR. A etieoral invitatlon is exteollded to the public tobe prssolt. It. It. Strl'rlr, President. Vegetabtles, Spinuach, lettuce, cauliflower, radishes, new onions, peose, encumbers eand celery. BOI0r)N ]Fist. MAutirr., Telephone 57. 1l N. Warren slteet. Gold Illock. Elegant oflloo rooms for rent; also hall suitable for lecture, lodge or club room. Apply to Jas. Sullivan, room 17. Cheap Cash lllMarket. (Jut your mleat bills In two by purchasing for oah at the lialto cash market. Tele phone 105. SPE, IAL This week we shall offer Dress Goods At ridiculously low prices, for mer prices not being considered. Everything in ,this vast stock must be closed out in the next few days. A grand chance for merchants and dealers in Dry Goods to stock up at about one hall eastern wholesale prices. We still have left some O L COAKS, COME IN. C. R. Stevenson, ASSIGNEE BRIUNELL & CO. MING'S OPERA HOUSE. TWO NIG-ITS, atuFay e. 19 -2, 0 MATINEE SATURDAY. The Popular Irish Comedian, DAN'L SHELY And his excellent company in "The Millionaire." TResorve alO of seats opens Thursday morning at Pope & O'Connor's. THE COLUMBIAN SOCIET. OF THE U NITED STATE$. The only society or institution that is legiti mate in its offerings to furnish transpoitatiot and hotel facilities to the World's Fair. For a specified sum, d~~ending on the rate o fare to Chicago; to be paid in weekly or month] installments. ,the Society will turninh an reputable person of either soex, who his signe; in application for membership and paid th membership fee of five dollars, with F"irst--lfirstclass railway transportation t Chicago and return. tSecond-Transfar in Chicago for self anm usual allowance of baggage, from station ti hotel and retuln. Third--even days' hotel accommodations ii ('hiago. ourth-Six admisosion tickets to the Colum bian Exposition. f'ifth--Dinner at a restaurant on tihe Exposi. lion grounds for six days. Sixath-An accident insurance ticket in a re liableceplpany for fifleon days from date of ds parture for C'icago, paying $3.000 in case on deatlh by accident or i15 per week in case ol in'nry. tivent--'l'he free use of the Society's load. quarters and Bureau of informanion while ie I hicago. lghlth--A copy of each iisue of the Official Journal of thetocicty. Ior the rnvenience of members in mak1in theh' payments, local cltubs will be organized, nlucher of which will be appointed eocdl tSec rotary with authority to collect the sane. JOHN J. ROHRBAUGH, GENERAL AGENT ,'OR MONTANA. SAPPHIRES FOR SALE AT A BARGt;AIN. 4,000 u Carats Mont ana Sapri irs-o4,000 A rare chance for any person wishing to procure these beautitul gems. On exhibition at the olfi6e of D. A. Richardson, Mining Broker, Granite Block. 'Illho oldest iruit ad P'ro-i dooo llouse Icc ,oiutana, i Established 183. LINDSAY & CO., . i NI)EAIR, P N.I Fruit, Produce and Seeds OF ALL KINDS. HELENA, MONTANA. 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You can obtain the genuine article by ordering your grocer to send you WASHBURN-CROSBY CO,'S "BEST" FLOUR, Made in the Washburn Mills, Minneapolis, the largest and most perfectly equipped flour mills in the world. FOR SALE BY M. Reinig and The Kepner & Schmit Mercantile Co. CLOTHING Cheaper Than Ever. ----A FINE STOCK OF Clothing, Gents' Furnishing Goods and Notions At Prices that Will Astonish You. CALL aT TIEI HARRIS BROS.' STORE. Moses Morris, Assignee. NEW WAISTS. NEW TIES, NEW EMBROIDERIES, NEW LACES, NEW HOSIERY, NEW UNDERWEAR, NEW APRONS NEW NOTIONS, NEW DRAPERIES, NEWV TOWELS, NEW TABLE COVERS. Jusi t IReceivod at FOWLES' CASH STORE Tlho Leading Millinery, Notion and Fancy Dry Goods Store in the City We Close at ,6 p. m. Except Saturdays.