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ELEMn.A-4%Itt sa Mailo Don't let our ads confuse you. The Holiday Goods of all kinds and the Dry Goods are in the Annex (the new store) and the stbler departments are still in the o~d store. The old store is for rent and the fixtures for sale. Wg want to move the business into the new store as quickly as possible, but we want to sell all of the goods first, and we're mak ing prices to do it. - * r.* Beautiful combinations of Cel luloid, Plush, Leather and Satin are seen in the Albums, Toilet Cases, Manicure Sets, Work Boxes, Glove and Handkerchief, Necktie, Collar and Cuff Boxes and Shaving Sets of this season. We show ten times as many as ever before-and show them at prices half those of any former season, . The special sale of Dress Pat terns goes merrily on. Every day brings new goods by ex press. There never was such a quick turning over of Dry Goods stock in this town before. There's a pattern here to suit you, madam -better get it today. Ladies' Handkerchiefs on spe cial sale today-and the Dry Goods department thinks this is a little bit the best special sale it has made yet. All sorts and qualities on special sale today and these as an indication of the drift of prices: Swlis Embroidered Handkerchiefs 3 for.................................... Se Fine Imported ECmbrokiered Handker chiefs. Neat Pattern................. c Many Kinds of Very Fine Embroldered Handkerchiefs, Assorted Patterns Your choice............ .............. e Everything new in games and all of the old ones that have merit enough to be always popu lar-are on the counters with the Christmas stock. The one illus trated above is one of a hundred new sorts. Easy to find a sensible and useful present for the house keeper in this stock. Take sil verware for instance. What housekeeper would fail to be pleased with a nicely selected piece of good ware that promised a lifetime of service. Such goods are here and plenty of them-and very little money buys a great many desirable goods this season. All sorts of trimmings for the Christmas tree-candles-orna ments- snow, candle holders- every thing to make the tree bright and attractive. C'an't persuade you in print that our Candies are fresh and better than those of other stores -that 6oc here has the purchas ing power of a dollar elsewhere -but easy to persuade you of these very things if you will visit our store, look through the stock, and make ever so little a purchase. Usually the purchase of ia real Meerschatum or Briar Pipe seems almost like extravagance-but directimportations through our New York house place the goods here at pr.ces that in com parison with the usual ones seem ridiculously low. Freshest and best creamery butter in the grocery department today: F:ancy ('reamery Ilutllr, In lb tubs,.. $2 73 I ian y 'rmy 4 rLmc) Huttrr, , lb tube.... 40 F lluy t'r.amer)y IIlltter, Ib bricks. u WannueI - Faprleneed . lrla|dles fori lhollny gooal, randles and crockery, also ton cash boys. TO FUND THE DEBT. that Is the Poppsition"the City, Counl Is Itrugglg ith at the Present Time. THE PLAN MEETS WITH oREAT FAVOR. Aldermen Hold Their Regular ession and Transact a neat Amount of Routine usless. The most important matter that came before the council last night was the report of the judiolary committee upon relncorpocltlon. There were present at the meeting C(l. W. P. Handers, H. M. Beadle. H. . . Parchen and James Per kins. The report of the judiciary com mittee, composed of Aldermen Freeman, Morris and aLislner, was in substance as follows: The principal object of relneorpora tion under the general law would he the funding of the indebtedness of the city by the issuance of honda and the taking up of the ouistanding warrants. There are many features of the general law which, if incorporated in our char. ter, would be of benefit to the city, but there are many other features which. if made applicable to our city, would work to Its disadvantage and to the In jury of the people. The most objectionable feature of the gen eral law is the matter of the tax levy, as under the present charter the maximum tax levy is eight and one-half mills, while under the general law the maximum levy is fifteen mills. The debt should be funded. If this was done the city would be saved perhaps 3 per cent In the way of interest and at least 15 per cent in the purchase of city supplies, which saving would amount to a great sum annuall). The Judiciary committee recom mended the following amendments to the city charter: First, That the charter be so amended that the ofices of city attorney and city clerk may or may not be combined, in discretion of the council, and that the combined salary of such omces be not more than $2,000. Second, An amendment permitting the city to compel the repair of side walks, and to assess the cost of same to abutting property without petition. Third, To provide for the election of city marshal and street commissioner by direct vote of the people instead of appointment as is now the case. Fourth, To make the term of office of mayor, police magistrate, treasurer, city marshal and street commissioner two years instead of one. Fifth, To amend other parts of the charter to accommodate the above changes. The committee fuather recommended that the city attorney be Instructed to draft the necessary bills to be sub mitted to the legislature looking to the passage of the proposed amendment to the charter, and the bonding of the city for the purpose of taking up out standing warrants, and the separation of the sewer bonds, already Issued, from the general indebtedness of the city. A fbi members of the council dis cussed the matter, and then Col. Ban ders was asked to give an expression upon the proposed action. Col. Sanders said that there was no question that the city had outgrown Its present char ter. Something should be done to in sure the city's credit. He believed that the recommendations of the judiciary conpmmittee were wise with one excep tioln That'xception was the provision authoriallav the election of city marshal by direct Vrote of the people. Col. Ban ders said that It was unwise and would certainly be harmful to the best inter eats of the city, if such an amendment to the charter was allowed by the legis lature. Upon the question of fnance. he said the general charter is not equal to Helena's needs. The debt of the city looked upon as a whole was somewhat appalling, but he believed the city coun ell would be equal to the task of reduc ing it very materially. In conclusion, he sald: "Our debts must be paid. We cannot do like Mltwwber, who, when a note was presented to him, would give another one and exclaim 'Thank God, another debt is paid.' " H. M. Beadle made a short address. In which he endeavored to impress upon the council that the only way out of the trouble was to reduce expenses. At the close of his speech the following colloquy took place: Alderman Lisener--Vell. Mr. Ileadle, how would you go at it to reduce ex penses? Mr. Beadle-Ilf yuu would like to hear me on this matter I would gladly toll you if you will prevlde a special sesslon and give me the opportunity. Alderman Flaherty--Well, now. Mr. Beadle. I would like to ask you a ques tion. Would you like to reduce the pp lice force to four or five men. and would you like to cut off the little salary of the special firemen who live at home? To this Mr. Beadle replied that he didn't feel called upon to answer serh specific questions. Mayor Weed here said that it was the desire of himself and every member of the council to reduce the city's expenses so far as was consistent with good gov ernment. There was a limit, however, to reductions. The report of the committee was here received and adopted. The council transacted a great deal of routine business. City Clerk Car pente.r reported warrants issued during November as follows: .( eneral fund, $6,642.94: fire. $6.360.42; street, $11.010.35; total. $24.213.71. The total amount of warrants oulctlnnding is as follows: (leneral fund 2.5.722 7;: fire'. $51,095.84; street. $24,688.27; total, $331.50'.7T. 'olkice Mts agistrate (lIne g replre(l'rtd as folloas: Number of conmplaints. O: ftold guilty. 72' distcharge,' . 37; com mltted, fo: tlined, 22: -ash collected. $363. ThI' conlmlittee on pulice Irep'l,'ted In f\,reI of paying the August Psalry of I'ell'er lfficer Reed. They further recommended that City MarshaI ]liiv lh I i.e corlnnlutneldl to schow anil prove to the Patittfactiion of the eouneil at the next regiulcr ,iietIntg that the c(ity of Helena It r.nitn.sed from any liability for the payment if $45 or any part of it, for three macklntoshes. sald to have been furnished to the police de partinent; Ifor the payment of $1 or any part otf it. for two awningll; for the epa)y ment oif ilny money that maly lit clmed be delmanded by Milt Witten for aerv Icel rendered during the cneinth cof July. The city m.arahul reported having madre 157 arres'L In November. (ft thls number 141 wo'e for viollationll ofi city ordiinances, and 1 ixteen for violations of stlate sltctulten. There were twenty- ix Ic men given I)od1ing during the month. The' tire mnuir.al repoirtred having 're lpondedel to seven aIHIi m during Nove\m her The (ldamageI' freom thee fira was l+m Ithian $32.?, whlehl was fuly ceve'red iby icnirutccci'e in thiii connect, ll icoll til'e cnniniltte oin o0ig i oi f cirtem repI''Ietici that thel fir'e of lisi e.' ii aill i'glhtll ave tueC stablel wic lf inclendllicry origin. Th atre'ett i.ecntilplioner' repoirted the work Idone in i, ' .*ier. leveratl atee't" were partially grnded, erusaling, aihhi wailks a nd i feience'' l) t and11 c Iit I' -oth r Iprvii mnlt mad. I'nmmiiliner I)rr reit'commended thell improvling of Helena avenue, lakling l'permission t I halul gralvel upin It cllne to make other and i s.'.eeaclry repaulrs. lie almc qcnum Ilrtnded the ciouncil to order walks huilt in ftront oif ia number of deiatnated lute In varlous parts of the city. The re p'rt was adopted. The commllittee oiin streets alld aileys reoommended that steat. Mtuest Ie ad more passable, and that a number ,r walks he bt(llt upon Ilienton avoenue he' twetn Wilder and Archar avaltaes. Thil report was adopted. The committee on sewers reported that the conduit from the sewer farm to Prickly Puar creek as completed and it actual use. The total co.t of the condult, Including money psld for riglits-of-way, was 4,174.6. Tne Myn c'r street sewer has also been com pleted at a cost of $1,411.10. A bill for two maokintoshes for the olice department was disallowed. The bill for ges was held over, the council being of opinion the city was being charged for more than it used. I)r. iullard, health offieer, reported that the food furnished city prisoners Is unfit for human use. His report was referred to the police committee and board of health with power to act. Dr. Rockman's bill of p5 for setting the btoken limb of a city prisonmer was, after much discussion, referred to the committee on polloe. Tihe matter of'appropriating NO for the wurk of repairing or altering the ulpper story of the Reventh ward hose house for the use of the fire marshal as a residence was referred to the commit tee on public pulldings. JOTTINGS ABOUT T)W.N. The Tavary (rand Opera company will be in Helena on the lid. Frank IAmbert is happy over the ar rival of a daughter at his home. Duncan Taylor has returned firm a long hunting trip in the Teton country. Two afternoons of ,ulid delight are being prepared for the children's tentr' talnment at the Doll's Bazaar. Emma and Michael ilyrnes have m.ld a one-rlxth Interest In the Little Nell quartz lode to Id O'Itourke. for $2.5 The knife bhlde of a pair of horse cllp pers was found on tl'and street yester day and left at The Independent omcre for the owner. Col. P. H. Bwalne, of the Twenty-sec ond infantry. Is to be retired in a few days on account of age, and will leave Fort Keogh for Iao Angeles The members of the Helena fire de partment have received a cordial invlta tion to a grand ball to be given by the (il,·rt Full, department, In that city. on the evening of Dec. 28. All members of Mount Helena lodge, No. 1, Degree of Honor, particularly the lady members, are earnestly re quested to be present to-night, as busi ness of importance will be transacted. Thirteen vags were brought before Judge tlane's bar of Justice yesterday. They received fines of from $1 to $20 each. those who had been up before on that charge getting heavier ines than the .others. The annual meeting of Algerta Tem ple, order of the Mystic Shrine, will be held In this city to-morrow night. There are twenty candidates for Initiation. The Butte members of the order will be over in force. A charming programme from Mother Goose has been arranged for the Doll Bazaar. The little ones are sure to be delighted and the grown up people will greet with pleasure their childhood friends In Tetching costumes. The ladies of the Scandinavian M. E. church are making arrangements for a vocal and Instrumental social, to be held the 21st of this month, at the Grand Army hall. At the same time there will be sold some nice hand-made works. Private Secretary Keith states that all bids for carpenter and plumbing work In the new legislative headquar ters In the Merchants' Hotel building must be In the executive omce by 4 o'clock this (Wednesday) afternoon for consideration. Attention is called to the new. an nouncement of the First National bank. In another column. The strength of the new organization will be apparent at a glance, embracing as it does men of known experience in the banking busi ness, and whose very names are a guar antee of safety to depositors. Judge Gage yesterday found for the defendant in the case of Tecumseh Stewart versus C. W. Wilson. This case has been on several weeks. Wil son, as constable, attached about NO in the possession of Joseph O'Neill which had been collected by him on the sale of lime, the ownership of which was involved In the suit. An entertainment for the benelt of Rev. H. I. Taft, of Oakes Iteet chalrh, will be given Friday evening, at the hall. In East Helena. Mrs. W. E. Zuber has the matter in charge and has some of Helena's most able elocutionlta and singers to assist her. All who attend will enjoy a treat. Prof Nunvar has the instrumental music in charge. The following have been elected otfi cers of the Mount Helena council. Royal Arcanum, for the ensuing year: Regent, J. Swan; vice regent. F. H. Fowles; ora tor, J. F. Redpath; secretary, A. Cullen; collector, B. J. Hummel; treasurer, 1. It. EldeU; guide, L. P. Grover; chaplain, Chas. Gunther; warden, Geo B. Black; sentry, Wm. A. Kolh; trustee, Walter 4. Bavard. The value of adveatllsing In The In dependent was again strikingly lilus trated yesterday. District Attorney Leslie got his mall from the postomnce, stuck It In his pocket and started home. When he got there the letters were mis sing. He sent an advertlsrment of his lows to The Independent. Before It was even set up rome one had found the letters on Davis street and returned them to their owner. The third of the series of literary and musical entertainments under the aus liers of the American Order of flume Protection, will take place this evening. at Grand Army hall. The programme will include vocal solos by Miss Alice Kineley, J. W. Eddy, Gladdls Alexander and Mrs. E. 8. Pennlcard; recitations by M.i. P. D. Lee, Miss Ennice, . . Hart, Mrs. J. Lucas; and remarks by Dr. Holden and (ol. James Sullivan, con cluding with dancing. Tickets are to be had of members of the order only. Notices to avoid forfesitat were filed yesterday as follows: Sam (.lty No. 2. in BSratch C(ravel di~tict, by ;'m. P. Florbis and Jobh P. Forbis; Nancy Hlanks and Tites, La Ten Mile distrct,. by A. F. Da'wl; placer inI Tucker (d1 trict, by Reas' Sherman; Mont, C'hrls to and Savannah. In Ten Mile district, by David Kirby; Big ltonanz.. (told ill, U'ncle Sam, ( hold Intr, Iby I. ' aird thers, it*"er. y JW Pf ., i.tau all Winm lutlieh ; 1iltPel, by Ed O'Rtourke. $7.50 For a 10l-pliece decorated dinner set. $3.01 for a 12-piece decorated chamber set. F. J. Eldwards. 8 Park avenue. Ton't buy holiday presents until you seie the nlew soods at the Helena Jewelry Co. mneam Helena Ledge No. I, Dlegree o lIen.r. Meet. .6e05d and fuurth Wedmedar of the month A ,eulatmeetln4 of the havoe lude will he hdl thE Vsed eednw) eveIU it mhn A. 0. 1. W. lall on llt elwa,. VI.ltlnr e.t.re and be.. there are Cordlally Inylted to alte t. JLIZAIII..lH OLSAHf. .hiLe of HMaa. MACV L. Brans .leeordet. 31661116? Lodge Ne. .1.0.0.aP. Meet. every WedneedaT. A e willeevetn of the ladm. w11 betoldl of(Tinný a l~r oom y eci t80 o'cloc h i mnd bM n º w 3). J. DhI)YhOt N. U. lt. U. VS NOIVLL. U~ee.tarv. Ned Crors Na. 3, K. nf r. MeeseTerv W i M~gular m.i f i~ e ethiln L row O a~n.Ied wll ILe held 'thig *eInl¶at a lht ' J " rp. At K .a L. Id Hel ng ave mb hersae hr lmAdlmlfavhse tooet, 1ale} OF lmnportaae.w 15.. USAL1C. U. L o. H1.1 a l K. of . aM Hats For All Heads Are the nee.eslty for the season, and our stock Inclulle them. It's heads we win with our hat exporaltlon. The styles are the latest, and the new shapes are cer tainly nothing if not hanlsotne and ex tremely dressy. Hat shu.ws have been advan' Ing for several seiw3nu. anl huv now reached the climax of lposlsibli !m provernint, as shown in our wlnt.er's dis play. Shape a-'quires i new menlr.rlg when'tudledl in our hats. Only a fine hat con show the right shale to advantage, and Its ehmplhatlically to the aivdnta,(r of all to buy now, when we are rslltnK ' gil ver IIlts." Make -REID & Shirts That BAILEY BLOCK. Which Wins?' * b UrN, The beauty, quality and price of our CARDS Will win your admiration and patronage. Parchen-D'Acheul Drug Co. DOLLBAZAAR SAT TWR Auditorium 8Fri, I Dec. I4-I5. Afternoon Attraotlons: PUNCH AND JUDY. Mother Goose Mlelodies in Action!ll Evening: The Inimitable German "PUPPEN FEE" Christmas Pantomime. Admission: Children 10 cents Adults 25 oents. -1~1 HERE'S YOUR HEALTH. Naturally our patron wvlihem what we Rkt, him-onnd health. ure P anl a eII 'uorn ner.. and for t ha t\ ou the ll ri. ;eai Iinn Is thei mont Ipuriaut flun.linn of thi iiruggitit Aveo ngly, nn." givl Itt tilt £reperlptlon ep0 a rtment Iii" ount f ttlarcr Snn~ 1ry preftriplliu Is otti itti n ll l 113 tau expert i hirmnrtsm. i tt we make It a apettatl ittel I it nrr..i drug, Iof undloubted ull Ii I a .dl l.a. We also Barry a t II 1111 if utI jut uI anId Iil iid ntR wtlrln h, Ii ittt ixp i r lut hIu4 ahowu to be good thing,' it.o Li it. 1 :Ii hot,'r. tut' assortmeni of toilet uw l untl Burr rltrles I* cOllclte uand ufflitl aIt pope & 0'Coonor, D)rugists Bookkeeping, Shorthand, Typewriting, Etc, I~rcn , IYoIrr. November I addre.s M RU AN. PraLemal. GL IsllE J. OOHNBON, Archite i Superintendent Bu1LDIMS A. M. HO!LTER HARDWARE CO. Mining Machinery, Mill Supplies, General Hardware Ca..... Fire Brick son Clay, Blaksmith Coal Mail or~der.gen oareful atteon. I A. M. HOLTER HARDWARE CO, 113.115 N. Main Street, Helena, Mont. EECOSTUMES loaned and mado to order. Masque lates, beards, wigs, eto Orders Irom any part. of the ooontry promptly filled Klelnsohrnmlt block. Warren mtreotand Sixth aveaUe, MIRS. It. 1LU ML. iSH is an easentatl In every horne at least once a week. It eaten oftrner the good results would be easily seen. Aa we are the largust dealers in the Northwostit tanda to reason thaL o r fish is the best to he had Examin ho r yourselvet. Also r(amn, Oystor4, Lobsters, Turkley . Chicken, etc. Chicago Fish Market Broadway, next to P. O Telephone. 1ii1 Stephens Bros.. Proprietors. OVERLOADED And Out of Sorts. You don't blame him, do you? You see he Is one of your ready made men. Men may be overloaded (either way) but If we make their clothes they are never un comfortable. WALTER & DYLL MERCHANT TAILOIR Mla leo et. Over T.ha. CinemN ta . TWO NIGHTS ONLY. ,,MOIDAY AN TUESDAY. DEC. 17-18. Calhoun Opera Co. 50- -PEOPLE---6O Monday night an elaborate pro. duction of Czibulka's beAu tiul romantic comic opera "AMORITA." Tuesday night Milloecker's great est effort, the Black Hussar A spei'lal feature with the compalny this i anon will bethe Introductlon of "Woth's cpelebrateqtd Living Pictures'" hetwen the it, Is of the lopra ,aeh ev.nilng. Prlicsn luringI ti)he epngnlenInt: dec tloni A and It $.I Sectlonf v'. D IC, and F $1*.2. Itala ony )50 ents Heservel neats on sale .t IoAkaoo 04 drug mlore Saturday morning, Det. 1F. SAMUEL K. DAVIS. H.'PECIAL. Mining Investment Stocks, 2..'J Iron Mountain. This! tock In now p_) Ina regular dl~t hlenda and is the beat pIurch,o" on the lint. Alu Ontario, Deer Iodga county. a safe itveat m.nt. 6iul IIBnton group. N.thart, low pJries. l.153k to ,U .ti , lia"~blu l le, SpOtted horse. ~ ihll l'l. .e offere, low. 91.,10 Nonh' llu ch, a it b iargaln. 1,0 th ara of ul eleltn and Frlisco. Room 26 Bailey Block. ALL MONTANA FAPERS £a UAD 3T T13 Montana Press Clipping Bureau, aRIl a. O lGEN ImL.UI, AUosIL nuta -. . . -.......... FOR WHOM? ";,,L burys. preklfw5alal sen, who want to glet m-. -swhat is said t tlts. or sap pbits epimoli. h;al, Ians. tihat want earlit sl w of buasses heews. that weal sddeassee d N ( 'h 'l' l 0 1' H I" t oT,' l )l. l) l:1t ' .\1 l: ' . INi;. Nole. is hL ' ,bv hl4t1 n that the first MuIntil .loc khulnli Ileetlp ofit thel Ih u . l'r t'rt,. k t;olhl .tl nini t rom p ni. " w ill he hi. hl a the ohllle of %% ilhn & Newmain. I In i I't .tl 'r uiilllling In the , It) Ii o rnu, .ou ty of 1, wl and Cla'rke, ntate" or M lontu.ua. ion MI u.,ll.>, I li- lhth lday of SrntbAl, A. L, at IWII L'clock p I. i. A. A. LAT'H'ilIIUP, tlecretatU. We Have The Goods.. ...You Have ...The floney. We will occupy this spsa e e. o. d. for the next monti, and will give our friends and patrons a chance to buy from the most complete stock of H louse Furnishings in the city at a, discount of FOR CASH. This includes the largest stock of STOVES, Tinware, Glassware, Lamps, Chinaware, Queensware, Majolica Ware, Ever displayed in Montana. This sale will continue for the next ;4o days. Call early while the stock is complete. F. S. LANG & CO. House Furnishers. Mail orders attended to the day they are received. 1 Thomas P. Oakes, Henry C. Payne. Henry C. Rouse. Receivers. ORTHERN PAOCPIO R. R. Runs Through Cars BETWEEN ST. PAUL. MINNEAPOLIS, DULUTH, FARGO, GRAND FORKS and WINNIPEG -AND HELENA, BUTTE, SPOKANE TACOMA, SEATTLE, PORTLAND. Pullman Sleeping Cars Elegant Dining Cars, Tourist Sleeping Cars TIME Nt'l Yl'LR. IxIUNI AIRIVEl I. 11.L,. No I. I'·acii Mail. wrt Iound ...... I5a a U. tlantio Mall. bound ........ 9151 6m no H. ar.vUll accomlmuo.tIn ...... Vl Is o. . Wick4 . 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