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Merchandising. The only up to date metropol Itan store in the city. We have not the time or space to tell you all about it. You must come and see. A few specials for to-day: Dainty Cable Pattern Wine olass 35c Per Dozen. Water Set, Hop Vine Pattern. haltf-sl lon Iltcher. six Tumblers and embossed Ti y, complete 55c. Iterry Set, comprising one seven-inch (il:tlsH howl ain six 41h-inch napplies to match 15c Per Set. Glass Table Set. Butter Dish. Sugar Bowl. Craurner and Spoon Holder 30c Per Set. Salts and Peppers, three colors, nickel plated tops 2 for 5c. Dainty Chia Creamer, gold handle 15c. Four-bottle Castor, 55c. Rose Bowls, four styles. 15c. Imitation Cut Berry Dish, seven-linch, 15c. Work Baskets, an elerant line, from 25eto$1O 81x new patterns In Dinner Bets just opened. Tho very latest in shape and decorations. Banquet Lamps, Onyx Tables, Jardi niers and Holiday Goods almost without end. Substantial and useful Toys. etc. Come and see our stock. You will be welcome at any time, whether you pur. chase or ffot. Keep your eye on this space for genuine bargains. SCHREINER'S... Department Store *7.50 For a 1o5-piece decorated Dinner Set, English Semi Porcelain, two colors. 1.0oo For a pretty Cut Glass Oil Cruet. *1.3o For Berry Bowl and 32 Saucers. Jardiniers, Assorted Tints and Gold Stippled $2 To $4 EACH. AhAdir,'rs of pretty China should not fail to see our lire. Finest line of Lamps ever displayed in Helena. ROGERS.. . SILVERMARE. F. J. EDWARDS, 8 Park Avenue, NEAR COWARDS STREET. " IAFTER THE BIG GAME Indictments Against the Butte and Montaa Company and its Manager, J. A. Coram, Given Out. DEBRIS OF CUT TIMBER NOT MOVED. The Prosecution Likely to Finish up To-day With Its Side of the Hanks Case. Two indictments which were returned by the late grand jury of the United States court, but which, up to this time, have been kept quiet. were made pub lie yesterday. One is against James A. Coram. of the Butte and M~.ontalla ('onllnlertcal company; the other is agaKnst the company. Co ranm, as manalger. is charged with hav Ing gone upon public unsurveyed land in Meagher county, and between Jan. 1. 1892. and May 17. 1893. felled .50,00 green trees, alleging that they were for bulhting, agricultural, mining or other domestic purposes. The offense al leged, however, consisted in this; that the tops or brush were not removed and that all the trunks that could be pt.oflitably utilized were not disposed of in a way to prevent the spread of forest fires, as required by the rules of the In terior department, made for the pro tection of timber on public lands. On the contrary, it is charged that the de bris w:s left there, where the trees weret rlut . 't The land where the offense is alleged ti, ha\e been committed extends along the M.issourl riv\r from Stubbs' ferry twelve miles north and twenty miles down the river anrd covers an area seven miles wide, taking in Beaver creek. Oregos gulch. Favorite gulch. Ilig Log creek and Soup creek. I'oram is charged with being present himself or hiring others to do the cutting. • The Indictment against the company charges the same thing. It is said that the defendants, after being notified of the indictments. prom Ised to appear and answer to the charges. The eases have been worked up by spelal Umber agents of the In terior department. NEARLY HALF THROUGH. The Prosecution In the Hanks Case May Finish To-day. District Attorney Teslle, for the pros ecuttlon, hopes to get through to-day with the presentation of all the testi mony on which he expects to prove that Will Hanks misappropriated some $25. 000 of the funds of the Merchants' Na tional bank, of Great Falls, while its president. E. W. Knight was put on the stand yesterday to show what be came of the certificate of stock of the Cascade bank which disappeared from the Merchants' about the time Geo. D. Wilt became cashier of the latter. He said the certificate was deposited at the First .National bank, of Helena, as collateral for a loan of $5.000 made on a note of Will Hanks and Weston Ful lerton. The name of Geo. A. Wells. to whom, as cashier, it had been assigned when it was pledged to the Merchants'. of Great Falls. was erased and that of E. W. Knight, then cashier of the First National, substituted. The date of its indorsement to Cashier Wells. Dec. 1890. was left alone. The Indorsement to Cashier Knight took place In Septem ber, 1892. Through Cashier Wilt it was established that the draft received for the loan was drawn to the order of Hanks, indorsed to Wilt as cashier, and sent to the Western National bank, of New York. to be credited to the Mer chants', of Great Falls. At the latter it was entered to the credit of Hanks and Fullerton. Their overdraft. which amounted to $8,248.10, was, by this de posit, reduced by $5,000. On cross-ex amination. Cashier Wilt admitted that at the time Hanks got the money on the Cascade stock the Merchants' needed money. L,. t. lersnnfei testinea inat on July 17, 1893, Hanks and wife deeded to him their ranch as security for a $12.500 note Hanks had in the Merchants' National bank. of Helena. There was another note of the same amount in the same bank on which flanks was Indorser. '. IIt. ('itngham. one of the examin Ing committee of the Merchants' bank, of Great Falls, testified that in his opinion the crediting of the Benson note on Hanks' account was In the nature of a concepalment of the actual situation as to Hanks' indebtedness. He knew nothing himself of Hanks' notes. They were all mad' befoore he examined the accounts of the hank. On cross-exam ination witness admitted that he had put Into the bank on his own account an acomrnmod.ation note of a relative. lawy."r ('arter wanted to know if this was in the nature of a concealment. Wltn"ss did not think it was. S. It. r)ick~y. nce of the directors of the lank. testltl.'d that he knew nothing of the flanks loans until after they were made. This. F. Itrady, another direotor, was likewise Ignorant of the transactions. Lawyer Carter threw a little humor into the pr¢ceedings yesterday by ask Ing I)r. A. F. Lalngeway, one of the wit n.ss.es, and a diirector. if the Merchants' birltk wasn't .so much hbetter off when th- lt.insoln h,.t.sn wire putI in to the r.., lit of Ilanlks. Th.- witness said he wa'old raithe'r have had the cash. FI. I' Atkint-n, . of the C('.tcade bank, teistitli.l to iIf licks' pay!ng his note tirc uith at ih k .nii lh. MSr 'hunts'. The Modern Mother IInn found that ht-r little onias are im Iroved ni ,re by tihit Illasant laxative. b i ul of I i':. vwh. to' it I r''il A of tha h.z tti.," ,It t l , . .n g . ln i. r,.nl+,ly thani bi. r inn othi'. andi that it is t. i .r n' SptahI ). I t)l"h . Th li ii . lr i mI dyll Sr, t ' f "II g. In, r nllllllt., tllr'd lby th*' (':ilif.,rniat l ig S.rutl ('o. only. (lnll r lof , IlI(I t it, f l pre've(nlltl for n 1.1 . tillr. Illlni l n is III h . Is l <. . )·r u In 'W ' i , , h' nri "t r . nln iltlll .Ii . iv r I.,ll Kht I', II, lu., ,rýh I ."v,+r v Kl, a n I' a , rrrialnte I..* i, . 11I nn tit ).5. 11 v e .. Comfort in Traveling Is Everything. Ii' Irih. l kn.. that tin . uthIrn Pn , i pall, l I " l lin** h " lll tlý 1 ,I"iim :ll 11 all h'iI' n itMi IAnd a ,.^r Ir is .lli only l lln .i ' , ll lo " 1 ,r l l l l l l K i l .. I I , l ,r al l h I .Ilulrli tn l ungl t ulir in inrl, It n l . nl : I , i an. I Ith Iirn gh nat n. ,, h Iw In. I IlIi.i n tI'A ti, i I.'.l, N , \ lltlM Ih\' t111 I~ n . at;I jin mo in I ami it f*r orne, IInig Ir.i ,II w l l h n li 4 u l ,l .,) I I~ mlla t ril n l il.+ , , II l it l111 th ii h, t l ,, 11 , s mr IIIII yi I i . r tll"'. p*s "' ig# Ill n ni. ,tinf of nzili ,h ' . . 'Fnr kn. Ii n. 1.i Ii,.'n l'zlfl lii i ni! S .ll t Ii.' i..ti tll,' afnt d '. ?lili li oii lls in 111., t ll bi, * lllf lllur i t th. 1,, * 111 , 1... ii :-;ile of iillhi l .t11 ,,. I;.,.. Hlil this wtvok. Union Pacific System, lv.arlandi tra.inl lentevn I. Ia nt 7 An a ,I dailly Ton Halt liik, In.,r. I' nrtand, .', I'irI , a, ( Iri n i In..iyi s I'*ly* t. .ilanil ant it , -' , len aI n,0. .. rIl ily t, . I .i.l i i.,!I II .u l l . r ,n l ing . a. .i har d - 'I nr furltih, r ini.l, i n, nnlj , flers,. ratles, etc., cull ii s1 nillri ,. 1. U) H% ils nii ' & 1. A. Ili lri:l, Mount. Buly the I'niversal'paper pateras. They are the beat. TH ghst at aU in IAaV pl Power.- Latest U. S. Gov't Rport AKL Powde_ AR.COMTELY~L PURE Communication on the Subject From the Committee of 100. To The Independent: You say this morning that,' Phe float Ing debt of the city should be funded at a low rate of interest," and that "Thte issue of warrants In excess of revenum t l should be stopped." If you had put the. latter first and sought to lead the city fathers to so reduce expenses as to bring the total expenditure of the city within its revenues, then the bond issu. might be taken up and nollsdered. BIut the heat means of getting the city out of its present financial oodltition is a great subject, and it cannot be disposed of in aI few lilies in a newspaper. The city revenues this fiscal year will not exceed $135.000. The expenses, in cludinlll Interest on bonds and warrants, will reach at least $170,000, leavini a de tiit of not less than 135,000. It is more likely the delict will be $50,000 than $35. 000. A little over three years ago part of the floating debt was bonded, leaving some $45.000 of city warrants outstandl ing. with at small sum in addftlon for interest. Now the floating debt of the city Is Including Interest on the war ralnts, some $337,000, showing that the city government has exceeded its rev enulles some $292.000 In a little over thre., years, or at least $90,000 a year. Why did not our city government think of keeping its expenditure inside its re\ enues three' years ago? Ilut is it n, easy to bond the floating debt as you and many others imagine ' The city debt is now some $727.00o. of which $390.500 Is In bonds. Of this amount $Ls0,000 is for sewers. Assum Ing that this sunt is loW., or may be tie cliared, outside the cit y's limint of In debtedness. then the amount of indebt edness that may be regarded, in consid ering what the limit of our debt is. would be $447.000. If our limit is to be fixed by the last appr.lsemenlt, then the valuation this year being a little less than $14.000.000, the limit is say $420.000. Then taking out the sewer bonds, the city debt is beyond the limit allowed by the constitution. Permit us to quote so much of the constitution as applies to this subject, so that your readers may see how our debt stands: "No city shall be allowed to become indebted in any manner or for any pur pose to an amount, including existing indebtedness. in the aggregate exceed ing three per centum of the value of the taxable property therein, to be ascer tained by the last aasessment for the state and county taxes previous to the incurring of such indebtedness, and all bonds or obligations In excess of such amount given by, or on behalf of. such city shall be void: provided, however, that the legislative assembly may ex tend the limit mentioned in this sec tion by authorizing municipal corpora tions to submit the question to a vote of the taxpayers affected thereby, when such increase is necessary to construct a sewerage system or to procure a sup ply of water for such municipality, which shall own and control said water supply and devote the revenues derived therefrom to the payment of the debt." That the legislative assembly may de clare that the debt contracted for the construction of the sewers of the city is out of the limit is very probable, but the terms of the constitution ceftainly includes it. as it was part of the "ex Isting Indebtedness" of the city when the constitution was adopted. Another interesting point is when the limit of debt under the constitution Is reached. If the limit was not reached under previous assessments, the debt in excess of the limit fixed by the pges ent assessment would not be invall dated, though no further indebtedness could be incurred. The city council has a serious task before it to provide for the payment of the debt, to carry on the city govern ment and not violate the state consti tution. The difficulties cannot be over come except by the exercise of the strictest economy, coupled with great wisdom on the part of the council, and great forbearance on the part of the people. Respectfully. THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE OF THE ASSOCIATION OF ONE HUN DRED. Dec. 5, 1894. Don't buy holiday presents until you see the new goods at the Helena Jewelry Co. Hair chains and switches made to order by Mrs. H. Miller, 225 Broadway. LIFE IS SHORT. Don't Waste Your Time by Traveling on Slow Trains. The Great Northern railway leaves Helena three hours later .and arrives in St. Paul ten minutes earlier than all other lines. Close connections at St. Paul for all points south and east, and only two nights out Helena to Chicago. City ticket office, No. 6 North Main street. C. E. DUTTON. C. W. PITTS, Gen'l Ag't. City Ticket Ag't. The universal paper pattrns are the beat. For sale at the itee lily,. IDe cember Fashion Monthly is now ready. The Board of Trade. The annual mPtilnK and r.l'* tion of of fli.rt of th. Itoartd of tral-' will ;tak,* jla oit .lon l:ty night nxi, b. twqa ni Ih'ht and nonen. oth:l'k. At a n trat;i'.:: h.l l Iat th a Ornmltt."." Mill app ll "i I . , Is.. t a t Lb.t f r1, . I |cr .I "nllll l "t l 't l T .i ~ o ' I .,," , tli. I hl h w ill h, kt n' .I. I th. r ivular IIt. k t, wat at fllovt I' -Idlnt, I . A . \1 A lki , i . '. , ' I . n l." l t , I r \ \ ' in mil , , ', ..til l .l , ....th i W . I]1'1) , !! ,, , ."r, A . I' J ihl nl , ,lir' t ' or', ItI ' \', li,: 1 , T A l11,il w i . I', i. ., l t bh '1 ' Ii Klit,. . lrhm t- li't nr 1 .1 th,1 Ite It i lietr 1lik IN 1 h1r, .1 ill I .' oth I"r t ] it, thl. The I1t-- lily,' I- rIl, .,it ,,I -1 iltiar .fore have Ha l.- xi"" Ii1m ly I,.v: prl',". Drtomp patti.rns at the Mlb Ill> Lheaper than evl'r. Awarded Highest Honors-World's Fair. "Di " CREAM PAKING MOST PERFECT MADE. k pure Grape Cream of Tartar Pow,er. Pree from Ammonia, Alum or any uth r adulterant 40 YEARS THE STANDAPD. Patronize the Home MIII. for thrcud amn? tt" ~% hit." [.it) Is Itilt heat It whý .rtlll LU Ilu ·l ·nr ntulý, >h ,n r lh~t b. It. Iltlliti'br, IautI..·, thnt eh. II reuuiba are JIus the I hi at. we hav thi' on ly atock f .aiulni aah.'t In tuvn. 1fklena Jewelry (Co. UM... (1ly lo.d4 N.. 47 .1. 11. 0. V Ilwunlar UmnaLgnI .t flb abov. lodee will blebald at ldd Phllo.w. uHal tVito .'Wnttlu. $..journtua brother. ame .urdtalg aavatul. A. t .IIH.KI'U N. U. Aitaralt I. Hlatwoou. Ckrelaqr Babcock's. UN DEREARý Gloves and Socks. Neckwear, Handkerchiefs And Suspenders LATEST STYLBES Y EXPERS. BABCOCK'S. COMFORT VS, LUXURY Th. Sad. a soitble Xas present at ur l ce. The rich Sad l the latest dHlos Sue frrniture hen too. Herrmann & Co. BRING IN YOUR ART PORTFOLIOS And have them bound. Prices from $1.50 to $5.00 per sot. General Bookbinding and Ruling. C. B. LEBKICHER Siened FlIe Heoral Ralldlag. FlWl'ES CASH UT.LL ORE 107 N. MAIN ST. See what we can do for you to-day on ...GLOAK S... Words don't tell half the story of our wonderful values. The gar ments must be seen: $;.:41 iln l k' f'loaki for ................. $ .7.; .T'I I1, l. ' lihniks for ................. ..: l it I.a,hI H : 'lo, zln k f I.r .. ................. [,." $L.:.i IalIc ' c 'lo iks i fir................ rI, $SI-u lan11hi ' 1'luak for ................ 9,1 $. + I.aill ,' 1'l ak.S for.................. |I,. $.'1 I.a b "' .'.laks for ................... 17..u The balance of our Ladies' Capes and Children's Cloaks will be closed out at extremely low prices. $to.oo and $z5.oo Blazer Suits for only OUR PREMIUM LIST: 1'nrII . IuIIIshp lbhi,. rfllowing II k't'4 "wll N.. t7 4; . i v l . I. m . 1, kn.. ' r;."a E4. No II, I1 Iht4IInIil ' .i,, Ic l Knk.I . " N .rl, I, No.::7 7..m 'v. I. . 1111 S "11"e. II No M3, 'Ir,: 2 N. 4,. A. N.,:'. 4 .I..izIInoIIt hIBIi levry. NrI'M~· 4, N'.l. :17. NhlinM. n~rle44 ·: No,. XI. Ilf.,v I.,f lb" 11111. N I. No. 11, Nu. 744nu II~y.of ih ]Ill1.. N."1-'r I'i K No. 91. flti Kfla' - 1',,k i l IroI, o .. 'No. No, 91 ' orlo I r on INl., ii..l N."rI" W.N No. 6., Irry. 14' l'"n I', N . 11. Kh , n1. K," lso. :,·! Noi .f 41.4. INrfIl..: 14011... Nr,. r~N,1 No. .! 7I4lmIinir. cif t II. Wii II. SIerl.44 K, No. it. 4 *,,ntli.ly. mi' j. h Neirlew. Ni L.1 No. 9:i Iv Work; $S*!re5 It, No. 9, I'Ihgrlnr'g Ar1u. Nrep. STEELE, HINDSON d CO.. -JOIIIBR OS-- Hay, Grain, Floor, Feed, Rolled Oats, Corn Meal and Potatoe WaULgALI AG0.1iT ,o* ThU OtIuAUtaIs ROYAL IANNER, CROWN AND MONTANA BELLE FLOUR I,0lphm No. Io,--Sb. se Wt .. Ve..Aou 1s.. 1.1 .-- Dari...m. B, The Pioneer Fruit House of Montana. Establlshed IU3. LINBSAY & G0. Wholesale Fruits, Produce and Seeds HELENA, MONTANA. We are now receiving regular c'arlouad shipments of Cranberriel, -woant Potato s, Sweet Cider, "auanas. Grapes, Apples. Florida Or auges. ticily Lemons, eto. Our stock of Candies, Nuts and Ctiewing (;unis is the mc:~t omplete to be found at any pOintl between St. Paul Land Portlanll. Just rcceived a car of Attalla seed and a car of Mon tana ir'lnotty Seed. Will make low prices to parties wish.ng rouud lots of either. GILG\RIST BROS. --DEALELS IN- humber, Sash, Doors, Etc Mill Woro. of A.11l Kinds. Sole Agents For Rocky Fork Coal. --CORD WOOD.- CITT OIFICKs ORAND CENTRAL CIGAR STOML TRLEPDON8 NO. 184 We Are Now in Receipt of the Finest Stook o STOMES IN THE CITY. ..' Wood and Goal Jleaters - ALO - COOK STOVES " RANGES For Wood or Coal. HARDWARE, IRON AND NAILS, . House Furnishing Goods o0 ALL LIaDs CLARKE & CURTIN. MAIL ORDERS PROMPTLY FILLED. ,,: 42-44 S. MAIN STREET I A.oN,.CU. J. L. SMITH. FreightandTransferLin( Helena, Montana. All kinds of merchandise and othel freights, including ores, promptly trans ferred from ...e depot. Orders will re ceive prompt attention. Offices at J. Feld berg's store and at the depot. 35 tOUTII35 MAIN. Loeb & Bro. Beginning this week up to the close of the ye.r we will give the follow ng barlar i a: Overcoats Firlm r:y $ I000 ut $6 00 l.'uruwrly $1 5 00 at $ 10.00 .\I' kindis of I'ALIIlitNIA IlH.1NNl, 'UNI)4E.WVEA.i at riluied r o04. Mans'rot -' Underwear at $ 1.50 ; or suit. O( ,r$1.;) Mae.oat Un'ersear at $1.00 or sult. % . Inh v* 'a Ig lin nof I), n I e lit."n ti l d, l'nmhtn i.rti anil I) ,uhil u :. e I 1)r.twt ris a . ;2.40 uul .:L.C)O ; e: suil. I'. N'IH at $1.50, $2, and $2.50 'l I sI fr nm $5 to $10 -ail Ilr4t II s . \We ,lao at larie line of (1, runm n o :is ;n l( ) vera l o N, Lin< , I iu'k skin tilovt$ at .tL (.It pa Shin (;'orn. at J&) . Cns -50, 75c uLand $1. 0. i,,yn' C ps at 2oc. I.t 'llll"lihr u o ae the only (ash 0 o- I l in II-lI*r, have no renoot or , lerkhnre I any anrl we give tl o benefit to our customers. Loeb & B&. THE ONLY CASH CLOTHISRI IN HELENA. 35 SOUT 35 MAIN The American Brewing Co.'s AL C. 8ohmia BOTTLED A. OB. c Pil 0eo BEERS. Which are bottled at the Home Brewery at St. Louis, are superior to any on the market, Oppenheimer & Asch., SOLE AOLNT5 FOR MONTANA. The Old International, MAIN ,.TRI.Y.T. IIELKA. The old and popular International Hotel to open for bu.inese, beth on the Ameriuen sad kuropean plan. under the management of Mae eus Liswnr. Rates from $1. e a Day Up. Si gle Meal uS Cents. Dlnla room under the management of Chris 'Ie helbrstae Lidsner's Mineral Water need iu all departmonLt. Elegant Mineral Baths in Connection pratiral Instruetioo and I ...,.... 10K S. If youl crnnot oftern, colle;e' for a course you -:II buy ou (i ew P'l~ racticl Tex t Iwokn oil I flokkWpilt 1g. ('onmcr,'Ial ILaw. l4Uiii i 314 Art tIimeto Ic. m11141 slI 141,.'i In and t (orre",.Initnme. t hn rthi.rd (any rlrl~llard agylltlnl, T~lpiwrlllny Our anyy trill hine.). c o heatit works o n hanI.hatul gri Ar. hit I' ' arat I rajwi ng aint M ult a.Itnd Iat. liguageM. P'romiit attlent on lio 1,11 or. It, ZN. Ai . reass I 'I'. If . T. l. In olhurt, Engeihorn Helena Business College, III.LENA. MIIONTANA. PARISIAN DYE WORKS C. RIMBOUD, PROPRIETOR. I ,r'Fnch ceannting anr dyeing. Scouringl by Freltiil pruo.... I'iush. woolen, velvet atl milk ,Irrqliuic, gentlmn 's*i. garlnunta. kid gloves. fenthliar,, firs, laces,. curtain.4. silk and woolsn Irulderwear unl neikttes.. $atiAt'n.ttin gulitri'. II.. tIran at re..*t near Iltel Ilena, Helea.ns, Montitnta. Not reerson.lb.i for g(oodi left over two months. Urders calleu Lfr al any part oa tbh Wtls