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HE IS SHORT ONCE MORE.
City Treasurer Walker's Bondsmen are to Be Compelled to Put Some $479 52. Some Very Plain Talk In the Coun oil About the Sit uation. Parties Delinquent ea Licenses Must ray -No Bent for the Library-Other Prooeedigs. The affairs of the city treasurer's oflice were before the city council once more at its regular meeting last night. When re ports of officers were called for W. F. Rec tor, who is charge of the city treasurer's otfce, that officer being away, submitted one showing the condition of the municipal finances. The report showed a balance on hand of $34.550.28 on Sept. 13 last; received since $2,860.03; total $37,414.3L Under the head of disbursements appears the follow ing: Warrants paid $4,189.12; deposited in Merchants National bank $22,913.70; de posited in First National bank $9,758.62: cash in drawer $73.35; and a balance of $479.52 due from the treasurer, and made up as follows: BaUlace due from treasurer Sept. 13 last, $676.29, check paid First Nat ional bank amount treasurer since settlement $29.50, total $705.79; lets the following items received from U1. B. Palmer: Cash and checks in drawer Sept. 14 last $100.02, warrant on street fund $125, warrant on general fund $1.25,total $226.27; showing the $179.52 shortage. This short age, with the other items under the head of disbusements, makes up the total of $37, 414.31 charged against the treasurer as the amount on hand to the credit of the city. The receipts of the general fund were $23, 146.12, disbursements $7,398.07, balance $15,748.05. Warrants on general fund for $10,663.77 were called but not paid, and in tesest has ceased on them. The fire fund showed: Receipts $7,000, disbursements $1,333.13, balance $5, (;66.87; warrants called but not paid $4.933.42, interest having ceased. Sbwer fund: receipts $1,201.97, disbursements ,$624.40, balance $577.57; warrants called but not paid, $1,649.49, interest having ceased. Street fund: Receipts $7,027.22, disbursements $6.125, balance $902.22: war rants called but not paid $353.10, interest ceased. Library fund: Amount overdrawn $11.86. Redemption fund: Receipts $2, 812.98, disbursements $1,470.72. balance $1,342.26: warrants called but not paid $572.35, interest ceased. Interest and sink ing fund: Receipts $9.000.08, warrants called but not cancelled $8,000. 'I he trial balance at the end of the report shows amounts to credit of the different funds of $3:3.237.05. Against this are the following: Library fund debtor $11.86; deposit Mer chants National bank $22,013.70; deposit First National bank $9,758.62; treasurer's shortage $479.52; cash in drawes $73.35; to tal $83,237.05. As soon as the reading of the retort was concluded Alderman Fuller asked what was meant by the treasurer being short $479.52. Mayor Curtin explained that Ht. B. Palmer had given his check for $676.29, the amount of shortage in the treasurer's aooounts ac cording to the report of the experts. W. F. Hector, of the treasurer's office, had de posited the check to the credit of the city. Subsequently a check was drawn by James B. Walker on the Merchants bank for $676.29. in favor of H. B. Palmer. The check had been presented and I aid. The oiginal shortage of $676.29, the mayor fur ther explained, was reduced to $479.52 by erediting the treasurer with the items shown by that oflicer's repoit to have been received from H. B. Palmer, as follows: Cash and checks $100.02, and warrants $126.25, and adding the $29.50 check paid by the First National bank on account of the treasurer. "That's a funny state of affairs," was the comment from Alderman Harrity. "Well, yes," replied the mayor. "It's like paying money into one hand and pay it out of the other." - I he proper plan is for the council to de mand the money of the sureties," exclaimed Alderman Lisiner. "It is to be iresumed that that is what will be done." replied the mayor. Alderman Fuller now got the floor, while Alderimaon Lisener was cooling off. "When we grt this treasurer's olii e straight," said Alderman Fuller, "I think it would be a good plan for your honor to declare a special holiday." "I think it is desirable," said Alderman liar ity, "to have not only a settlement, but a new treasurer as well." Alderman ilurdley said this matter had been haniginig ire long enourgh. and it was time to take some steps to settle it and bring it directly to the point. City Attorney Mclutire said be thought it would be in order to ask the bondsmen of the treasurer to pay the slhortage, and if it was not eonie to brin, suit for it. As to diarutreaig the treasurer, the council had at a previous l.eetllig withdrawn that recomn meridatiun. "At that time we thought the treasurer's aocoullts were e~ver," said Alderman lIar City. "In order to bring the matter to a heal," said Aldrmarn Hanley, "I morve that the city attorney ulotlfy the treasurer's bollds men of the shortage, and demand its tay sent." This rmotion was adopted. lThe coirulttee on tax: and licenses made . reort e ln the communwarntion of Mlayor surtn eliative. to the deilerliqilit lrcencar. ine reprit ay~s: "We fired ll tho ~rateriial poilrllr li the communiication to be cr eet; that our collectioi of licefles was being badly ni]U 'i- : ,, ma tlcularly lor the three riuartcer ualilug Aug. 3 last. hlrace that iiitti, for the curent quarter, we find a bet- I co.r ('*diltlolr orf t! mis in the icollrctain of ita'.'t I r "rlil Arig. 4 to Oct, we flou 0ili 1 rcest, oa Itrven issuedo, oulnou tltgn to 4 ':). till we fiud a lorty lilne uf delu l lelii t. ',A werttli rerroululelid that the c tr, ,.u, . r'rica the triaaurer to \locneed at ,iiti ri ..iit all partirs WhiO, are dclll I l.n l.i. of deliirquentr show thit ,iiir btr. Ier io) arld or aell tie wsay Ioi11 one ontrte 'i i, a rquirters. while there is no r.eirdl tliit omir. of tlrow lave li:di at all. Ilii oweri. to a rieetioi ii to who wrs to blnmr the rayiri a .inl that it was tlie duty ot 'th ertiv trrsaurer to osilect thlu hiceubes. 1l r c-prt wit ad.iptd. It. IItenuhtre' \\airlk.r reseontid a bill $2.iL.t.un ti rclarllntruriaos on licusea. which was reetlrrid. \\ lii tI crourti'erI we(it Irl.) sesuiqion for a f-iw r1un i utiu a Loailr of eqiualizrtloln it WNH sri ulrd tl;t tile i.ty triuurr was notS pi . It t\ tli Ii, book-. I we complalnts wer. lritdo ;gallist etui urel 3Its. bult na oine if the piarteli cold iot fuIrnisIh I:irtl. ullrs without aeerlg tue botiks, the quentiirn of holdul g olther anid fi;il meetitii of tihe Iiard of equalization waa brought up. risomer of the aldermen wei et oploased to hav inig ann more mieengtl ri of the bardi of equalization, prefer. luyn to recrive the com plailnts and refer tlihri to the coammittee on taxes and licenses. It was nexplarlurd that no one but the board of lquahliza tlun had any right to reduce aesesrments. As there were no btuok on land the council decrdcd toi hold uone more m-etlnu of the board of qlualizatiiin. 'The iboarid ordeied the following reductione: C. i. lkemp,. $7i') on improvementa; Nels Vaw icr. $3X) un mi proveruenat; Mrs. Mary Bul la d. $.su) on lot; iantorit & Evans. acres rge erronirouly assessei to them. It was drceided tor allow ino reduction oIf raieeas Surnt i on the prouerty of Jacob L). Walker. 'li, ironlirnlttee on ways arld lreasn re portd irgaiiuss allowing City 'T'reasurer V. iniir thie ,00O he had asked for on ncriount iof ruaking the assnssment for 1892. SI hie repirt was alopted. It was backed up Ily r:, ,t i:ir from City Attorney Mclutire. Itt. arid thIe city ordinances also mrade the treasertler ex-oflicio assessor, and provided that the assessment shall boe partot hil regular duties lor which ha receives a atinau lated salary. The city attorney also said there was nothing in the law allowing the treasurer compensation for making the assessment. Any payment. therefore, for that service, would be in the nature of a gratuity. Alderman Wieber made a verbal report on the matter of charging the publio library rent for the quarters to the audito rium building. He said the trustees re fused to pay any rent. He moved theado-n tion of the report made some time ago. charging the library trustees $60 a month rent and compelline them to pay for the heating. Alderman Ree.epresented there port of the library and building committee. It said they had no doubt of the ioty's right to charge rent, but in view of the fact that the trustees wera oonservatiqe busi ness man and had been to great extra ex pense, the committee recommended that no charge be made for rent for one year. The Ieport recom mending the collection of rent for the library quarters was voted down by yeas 6t-Liasner. Post, Collins, Hanley, Harrity and Wieber; nays 7-Burgard, Jackson, Fuller. Morris. Hundler, Reace and Walker; absent-Howell. The report to give the library its quarters free was adopted by yeas 8, nays 5, Alderman Han lay this time voting with those who favored the prooposition. There was considerable talk about the small receipts from the audi torium building on account of rent. Ald erman Harrity, chairman of the building committee, said that coummittee had pre sented several reports, ard the council had always set down on them. He therefore declined to act on the committee any ioneer. Fire Marshal MoKinnon, in his monthly report, requested permission to organize a volunteer company of twelve firemen, the members to be assigned to duty in the dif ferent fire companies. "In a department Iuch as ours," he said, "where we have to rely almost entirely on the call force, it frequently happens that some of the com panies are seriously reduced in numbers because of some of the members being out >f the city, while others may be unfit for uity on account of sickness. With the iddition of three or four volunteers to each company we would generally have the fall lumber of men for each at all alarms." As the volunteers are to receive no pay, the marshal was authorized to organize a com pany. The marshal called attention to the Immense amount of inflammable material cnd rubbish of every description that has seen allowed to accumulate, both in base nents and in the rear of buildings along Hlain street and Broadway and other slaces. He recommended a thorough leaniun out. ' his matter was referred to the city marshal. H. B. Palmer presented a bill for $77 for letting the steam roller out of the Last heance flume. Several of the aldermen panted to know what the city was going to charge the owners of theroller for breaking he flume. Alderman Hanley said the treets were not designed to carry locomo ,ies and other heavy machinery. The bill was laid on the table. City Attorney McIntire asked whether he council desired to appeal the Whittaker lamaI e case. It was referred to him and he committee on judiciary-to examine into with power to act. Among the bills ordered paid were the ollowing: $1,076.93 for electric lights for eptember; $2,019 for water for September: I. B. Palmer. $961.80 for paving intersec ion of Main and Lawrence streets. Mayor Curtin called the attention of the ouncil to the following items of expendi are for September: Mayor and otficers' salaries $1,393.40. police $2,296.68, fire de ,artment $1,732.85, engineer's department 606(.25, street department $7.492; total, E13,521.18. In addition, $7,051.57 in bills avid been audited for the month, making a otial expenditure for September of $20, s9.75. PERSONAL. Henry Bratnober has returned from Cali ornia. Robert Fisher, of Missoula, is at the Irand Central. :.,ulile Braden has returned from a trip uN tu Francisco. J. C. Lenhart. of White Sulphur SpringsR a at the Grand Central. Ed Edwards, of Lewistown, is among the 'ergua county visitors in Helena. Dr. Charles F. Mnasigbrod, of the Farm Springs asylum, is in town. Major Peter Ronan, of the Flathead gency, is in the city visiting his old riends. Fletcher Maddox. the well known attor ry of White Sulphur Springs, is a visitor a the city. Win. LeG. Cannon and Will Flowerree ame up yesterday from their ranches near Jasoaae to attend the colonial ball. B. H. Mears, representing the Chicago & (orthwestern, with headquarters in Salt ,ake, was a visitor in Helena yesterday. Mrs. T. Cummings, of Fort Benton, is on r visit to the capital, the ansst of Mr. and ire. T. L. Martin, 715 Harrison avenue. Fred Dueid for Madison, Wm. Cole for eattle, E. L. Howard for Boston, were imeong the departules via the Great North rn yesterday. Eugene Bank for St. Paul, J. Klien, W. S. Flack, C. Hyler, A. Tully, for ban 'ranciso were among the departures via he Northern Pacific yesterday. AVill Arrive To-Day. T'he following passengers will arrive in lelena to-day at 1:30 on the Northern Pa tfle west-bound express: Mrs. C. E. Col )ert, Mrs. W. E. Cullen, H. Nicholson, J. :ordon and wife, P. G. Strobel, A. Dike iran, A. Owens, W. J. Good, Miss Martha tlueller, Miss Lilly Buchanan. Arrivals at the (Grand Central. I II Foley, Fast Ilil- Jia G Ramsay, Glen ens dive '2 r Wodworth. Mis- 'd J Piheenor, Great sr Fa Palls 11 \, 11], Wieklsa F J l)avic', }hl,zsmsn I li W rivlre, Csole's E II 'Ilhornsin, hil CaerP iirvburg SII iPotting. 1!arsya- lr·l I Duncan, Port vill' land JA Dixon. Missoula A W l)renrr. St Paul srb E 7 umpan. 5-rpokane J I' Mc('abe, SilokLane JA (' ar, ;l pokans II Garrett. n'sokanllr NrM amrlvyN oni , arys- MSli hiaimpso.,Marys vi svill J A ii Ca(rbi, larysi- J .1 I ioty, (inoinati villa (Ihio F b Wllkinsron. hanta (' liar-y, Helena Sara, irl 5 Iarwitrz, t 'taurl Jae, J Mceally, Pivila- lIan liianiy, Ainacsidra ,ilihia tiT 1 Aliss ILlwn i, ,,T t -Il i ' se, lhriitta wind J L e.arsset, Avve Us's' I.dwards. Lewi. .li" rs''s's MIIsdern. lItg.Is J Ward. New \iw jirk irk l.dw ' Motcalfe, Nrsw Htill \lauri Ol.ora (o, Yssrk Nlsw lork I:II l ami. RIswlhsrshsrrg l;i'liard ri s Inrare, F i 'tra t, lislinall New Yore IohsLt liihers. Ali- s", Macdlonald, Dia 1 I; IJons'l I)lltroit silrsss lsaraes: Mary's 1111 l.e asmpttrnssv ' rk vlrn is I Vised, Nliulnalolis Arrlvei ia Tile leI,'n.s. I' W FIoots. New York JI i I'. . lChicao N larvsjsrsol. ilnierirg, ' Il.le oslle, ( hleaeo It i, sirlsl(+r. New (Iastk livisll L I| .'\v.ani, ht I'ull I' J iriin.r Milnwal Niarlnll iy, N,,nrwlsLk klo I'. sll'ai N t rirli. .,.e Jo,, A W'alksr. News 'lrs A F' lawistt, btill M'sy 1' Pl',rllock. Sill alrri i Aiarma i J I hitichnour, HL W A Asrislii Aisnnsae I ulis In's, (5 Wirs, ourncil J 1. I)ibly. MLinieap (is 5 Butlerl lurblo, A GPleena, ilrorklyn, 1 BD serator anil wife. P\ri1 Ii Fillhe.r, Ilitt Saliforniv DIvlesL II rsll'. Caolsa' 1I 11 Iirsaft.s r racralrlnto I snpll, II11 Iran rLli.e, Ivan kraer - sls'sr Iolarl. Flathlead Frlisc hraorior, h'sw A r .'ersisll. (I hiago Sbaitin Marx, bar 5'rea .this l hei;n , -slOeIi,. cnasc eaesh J \ s'tsi raiiedai r, lhii WI' 'iel.ch, 'au Yrav- W l Hill. Nvew York IWcW 'lvirnlull, ,New I. 5 5'alis. I tisa: NY Yo ku W 8 Isdldiilgtslsn aad DIr Nssrcrosas lhitte wila., U bA 5 lIons, 'lila'selihis 'lthe Nlew Ilerenauts Operated by the Merchauts Inotel corn l any, now begs to annouonce that its rooms are open for the receationof guests. Ifoome will be offered to transient guests st $1.2' jer dayv (parlor floors, $1 per day (third floor). 75 cents ier day (fourth floor). Ex tra for more than one occupant. All mod ern improvement, steam heat, electrie light, return electrie bhl all slarstem, and tanehine in every guest chbmlber Bra mel and velvt earpets taied xelushi ;bly h out the house. Oflme. eegant and billiard room, lgar stand and patl br ber shop oa aet floor. DmalanoSom anp-6nan.D The dinlagroom in this hotel has been leased to and is now operated separately b the Misses Wale, who are prepared t2fur niah board. Mealse 60 sant. Board 4 per week. Tickets. twenty-one meals. $. Hair chains sad switches made to order by Mrs. 11. Miller. No. N1R uroadway. Heating stovre at cost at Stsrrolk d Brown's. Leave orders for Zimmerman, the piano tuner. at the Helena Jewelry Co. aMtuinel i. Davis' Apeoet INVESTMIER eBTrOa.E. Iron Mountain. Eight dividends in eight months. $15.000 per month, three cents per share. 'three years ore in eight. Average shipments of concentrates over thirty cars per month. A safe and sure in vestment. Orders in any amount Ailed at bottom prices. Helena & Victor. Eight hundred eharee at a bargain. Safe to buy. Dividends paid 1891 nut 189.J, 40,000. tli-Metalio Extension. Has the Granite and Bi-Metallic leads. As a speculative stock can be recommended. At the present time blocks can be offered at a price that will warrant purchase. Benton Group (Neihart. gold, silver and platinum). 'Ihis is an exceptional mine. Tennel 1,800 feet, all on rich ore. Last two cars shipped aggregated over $20,000. I have 10.000 shnares of the stock that, at the price offered, is a safe propositioen. Rooms 21 and 27, Bailey block. A few more dinner sets and chamber sete still left at 1'he Bee t ive at less than eastern prices. Full line of useful household goads on the bar gain counters at The Bee hive. Wasted. Physician and surgeon, Montana licenses; experienced and single man preferred. Office work only. rood salary. Address "Physician." office of this paper or call. HELENA IN BRIEF. Jackson's music store. Bailey block. Rocky Mountain Tent No. 4. K. O. T. M. Meets second and fourth Wednesday of each month. A regular meeting of the above tent will be held this (Wednesday) evening at G. A. 1i. hall. CHAR. BILVItRMAN, it. i. JA. S. .Frost, Com. Excelsior Lodge No. 5, I. O. O. ?. Meets every Wednesday. 4A regular meeting of the habove Lvodge will be Held this evening at their lodge room inm this city at 8:0 o'clock. Sojourning brethren are cordially invited to attend. M. MOTHES, N. iG. H. T. DAvIS. SBeretary. Red Cross No. 32, K. of P. Meets every Wednesday. Regolar meeting of abovelodge will be held this Wednesday evening at eight o'clock sharp, at 1B. of It. T. hall, Northern Pacific depot. Sojonrning brothers are kindly invited to attend. C. L. L '1.s.OHiAM, C. C. J. . STEWART. K. of It. and S. Sportsm 's _Headquarters. Where you can find anything you want to shoot with, or fish with. Shooting clothes of leather, corduroy and canvass. Leggings of all kinds. Shot gun, rifle and revolver ammunition. Bicycle sun dries, boxing gloves, and in fact a complete line of Sportsmen's Goods. M. H. BRYAN'S GUN STORE, 103 BROADWAY, HELENA' BABCOCK'S. We invite attention to our superb line of Fur Goods. Everything in the line of Fur Goods from Seal Garments down to cheap Fur Trimmings. f3%' Eastern prices are Sguaranteed. Write for Estimates. BABC60. & G0., FURRIERS The B1rownies are brushing And blacking the shoes, That you will quite soon have T1'o purchase and use. Our fall stock is arriving. In men's shoes we have all the styles in lace and congress. We particularly call attention to our line of men's -'2 and ;3 shoes. The best value in the city by all odds. 'We have the fine grades also, at moderate prices. CLARKE & TFR.NK :-I. MONTANA SHOE CO. SPECIAL SALE. Chenille Portieres $5.00 PER PAIR. We place on sale this week a line of all-wool Chenille Portieres, with double dado and double fringe, at the extraordinary low price of $5 per pair. NOTE-Portieres of a similar quality have never been offered elsewhere at the price. We invite special attention this week also to the exceptional values offered in Fall and Winter Dress Patterns. An assortment comprising Storm Serges, Bedford Cords, Belgian Serges, Scotch Cheviots, French Plaids and NTovelty Suitings at $3.00, 83.50, $4.50, 85.75, $6.50, $8 and $9 per pattern, and a great variety of exclusive styles in fine Bengalines, Epinglines, Crepons, Brocaded Bedfords, Cheviots and Silk and Wool Novelties at attractively low prices. In addition to the bargains in Dress Patterns we o.fbr a handsome assortment of Scotch Cheviots at 50 cents per yard, and a choice variety of Storm, Belgian and Fancy Serges at 65 cents, 75 cents and $1 per yard. S* * IN SPECTION INTITED. * . SANDS BROS. * PATENTS.. * United States and Foreign Pat. Pntst obtained and any information liven EDWARD C. RUSSELL, Attorney at Law. Plttsbarah Bloek, Helen., Momt. SCHOOL DISTR ICTS CONTEMPLATING issuing Bonds or building School Houses will find it to their interest to correspond with me. I have purchased more School Bonds in Montana during the past year than all other bond houses combined. Am prepared to advance money for the erec tion of School Houses in advance of the issue of bonds. Will purchase all classes of Bonds, State, County and City War* rants. Correspondence solicited. H. B. PALMER. 10 EDWARDS ST., HELENA. MONT. OUR MOTTO: "FAIR DEALING." Clarke, Conrad & Curtin, HARDWARE, IRON, STEEL AND NAILS. AGENTS FOR AATHBON[, SARD & CO',S Complete Line of Acorn Stoves and Ranges. JloRLR OdJer sre -louse Furnishing Goods in endless variety. Mason Fruit Jars, Jelly Glasses, Ice .. Cream Freezers, Lawn Mowers, .. Refrigerators, etc. 42 and 44 South Main Street. Te'ephone 9o. Furniture and Garpets. Shades, Lace Qffice AND ND Chenille Curtains. School Furniture J. B. SANFORD, Nos. 112 and 114. Broadway, Helena. C. . Morrell, Practical Gunsmith, t7 N. Main Strect, lcina, Montana. Wholesale snd Retail Dealer lin Gns, Fishing TIaoIi, Ammunitlon., sporsag Goods. Tests, Ileats. Oar, Camping ODutfits. laycles. ito. Gans Made to order and repairedI alis Trunks. Parasols. Umbrellas, Etc. Key Nitlas mad Sate Werk es esefalty. Seas. Tets amd I'sla iasahi tkl for real,