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THE PHILIPSBURG MAIL
THURSDAY,.....................APRIL , Ws8.
The following named persons are authorized to
receive and receipt for subscriptions to the
MAIL in their respective localities:
W. J. Swartz,. . . .................ranite
D. Dingwall........................New Chicago
Crockett & King ...................Anaconda
The foundation of Dr. Allen's hospital
on Sutter street is nearly ready for the
masons and bricklayers.
Cole & McDonel have dissolved co
partnership, Johnny Cole retiring and
Robert McDonel continuing.
William Hammond is building a frame
business house on the lot adjoining his
dwelling on lower Broadway.
The funeral of Michael Duffy will take
place from the family residence to-mor
row after noon at 2 o'clock.
Lewis Demars, a well-known proe
pector of this section and a resident of
Butte, is over looking up a mining title.
Our merchants are receiving heavy
shipments of dry goods, groceries, etc.
The streets are filled with freight teams.
Ben Pizer, our novelty goods mer
chant, has bought three lots in Wi!son's
addition and will shortly build a brick
The foundation of Josiah Shull's new
residence in Wilson's addition is com
pleted and mechanics are at work on the
There was a lively fight on Broadway
yesterday afternoon. George Coulter
knocked his opponent through a glass
front and out of time.
George Hammond's new saloon will oc
cupy the lot adjoining the livery stable.
The lumber and material will be on the
ground during the week.
John W. Dawson still continues his
march of improvement. Johnny's next
move is to convert the Silver Lake Hotel
into a store and postoffice.
J. E. Meyer, of the Peoples' market,
has on exhibition some of the finest beef
ever seen in any country. It cams from
the valley below Philipsburg.
Granite, like Philipsburg, is rapidly
filling up with new business houses. The
latest addition being that of a jewelry
store by Mr. W. J. Allason, formerly of
Mr. G. H. Harn is up from his brick
yard down in the valley. He states that
brick will soon be brought into town
in quantities sufficient to enable those
contemplating building to do so
M. Kaiser will start in on the con
struction of his brick addition to the
Kaiser House as soon as a kiln can be
burnt. When completed the hotel will
have a frontage of 100 feet on Broadway.
Doe & Hoyer and Barret & Jacky are
tearing down the old houses on their
Broadway lots and will commence the
erection of brick business houses as soon
as the material can be laid on the
John Opp has bonded M. S. Caplice's
interest in the Butcher boys'property, on
lower Willow creek, and in company with
the last named gentlemen will try to de
velop a bonanza in that promising sec
tion during the coming summer.
The roads from Philipsburg to Drum
mond and Anaconda are in a most ex
ecrable condition. Freight wagons, it is
claimed, sink down to the hubs, and in
many instances the bottoms of the
wagon boxes drag in the mud. It is
almost impossible to get any freight into
Mrs. McDonel during the coming week
will move her large and extensive assort
ment of millinery, dry goods, etc., into
the front room of the Allison & Sher
man building on Broadway. On the
site of her present quarters Messrs.
Morse and Bradshaw will erect a large
frame building for public hall purposes.
Frank J. Wilson has established a lum
ber yard on lower Broadway, and is daily
receiving from his own and the Willow
Creek mill of Purtle & Lynch, large
quantities of clear and rough building
lumber, shingles and timbers. We invite
the attention of purchasers to an inspec
tion of Mr.Wilson's stock before purchas
W. S. Shaw, Esq, a young lawyer of
ability, is domicile d at the Kaiser House.
Mr. S. has for some time past practiced
his profession in Eugene City, Or., and
.gopes to us well recommended by the
business men of that section. As he ap
pears favorably impressed with the sec
tion it is to be hoped that he
willhang out his shingle and preseve the
J. H. Shaw, a prominent boot and shoe
dealer of Butte, was in town during the
week, and registered at the Hynes
House. Mr. Shaw came to Philipsburg
with the probable intention of locating
and establishing a boot and shoe house
in town, providing a suitable location
could be secured. The gentleman left
for Butte on the Anaconda coach Tues
Our old friend Monhart iust give way
to the march of improvement and in do
ing so must vacate the miserable log hut
that has barely sheltered his aged and
venerable form from the inclemency of
our past winters. A movement is on foot
to raise by subscription sufficient to
build the old gentleman a comfortable
home wherein he can pass in peace and
quietude the days that remain to him in
the afternoon of life.
William Weinstein and his little son
Harry returned home on yesterday even
ing's coach. Mr. W. announces a most
pleasant eastern visit, and promises our
people to shortly exhibit for sale at his
Broadway store the most complete and
select stock of general merchandise, no
tions and ladies' dress goods that was
ever brought into the territory. Our
ladies should keep Mr. Weinstein's prom
ise in remembrance and be on hand at
The sixty-eighth anniversary of Odd
Fellowship in America was celebrated
by the lodge in Philipsburg in an appro
priate and befitting manner. A ball was
given on the evening of the 26th at Alli
son & Sherman's hall, where the gay
throng tripped to the chords of sweet
music till the hour for supper arrived.
The banquet was spread in the dining
room of the Silver Lake House, and was
an event in itself. The celebration was
one that will linger long in the minds of
the participants as one of the most en
joyable of occasions.
James B. Leahy, the enterprising and
reliable stock broker of Butte City, has
by push and energy succeeded in secur
ing the exclusive stock sales of the Flint
Creek Mining Company. From the fa
vorable reports we have heard of the min
ing property of the above company we
are inclined to believe that Mr. L. is ad
vancing the interests of alegitimate busi
ness venture, and one that will be b-..
ally supported in this section. A
amination will be made of the pIol, y
shortly by a Mal, reporter, and a cl r,
truthful and concisely written descri
ion of the mines published in our coi
James E. Durfee, a valley ranchman,
was recently the defendent in a civil
action for debt, brought by Featherman
& Co., merchants of this place, to secure
an unpaid balance due on book account
for merchandise alleged to have been fur
nished by them to Mr. Durfee, or others,
by his orders. After a patient hearing of
the testimony, which, by the way, was
wholly in favor of the plaintiff, Judge La
brie gravely rendered a decision for the
defendant. A few days thereafter Dur
fee meanders into Featherman's store
and pays the bill he was sued for and the
costs attached. This is about the only
instance we ever heard of where the win
ner of a lawsuit voluntarily went back
on the judgment of a court, entered up in
his own favor.
It is reported that George H. Babcock,
the efficient and capable resident officer
of the Hope mining company at Philips
burg, has tendered his resignation as gen
eral manager, with the request that the
same take effect at once. There is not a
miner or business man in the Flint Creek
district that will not regret the official
death of this gentleman. Under his able
management the Hope company has
prospered beyond expectation. In his
relations with our people he maintained
and fostered a kindly good feeling, and
in all things that went to make up a good
citizen and competent business man he
stood out in our social landscape the peer
of any who has preceded him. It is
barely possible that the Hope company
can afford to lose so valuable an officer.
He can never be easily replaced, and it is
to be hoped that matters can yet be so
arranged whereby our old standby can
longer retain the services of this compe
tent and faithful officer and gentleman.
The Philipsburg & Drummond railroad
is an assured fact. A large force of men
and teams are now en route from Helena
and will break ground during the ensuing
week. If the expectation of President
Hauser is realized the entire road will be
completed and equipped within sixty
days. The route as surveyed by Mr.
Cralle has been accepted and the site of
the depot selected by him--in Duffy's
field-will place the terminus within a
minute's walk of the business centre of
News of a Local Character from the
Camp Upon the Hill.
"Springtime is coming, gentle Annie '!"
Mr. Allen McMillan is reported under
the weather at Miss Mary McMillan's.
Wm. Swan left for the bedside of his
father, who is lying very ill in Butte, last
Wm. Robinson and Ralph Gill left for
the old country last week. We under
stand Robinson has since captured one of
Deer Lodge's fair damsels.
Chas. O'Donnell and Ed. Currey were
principals in a hotly contested foot race
last Monday. The stakes were $160-$80
a side-and were won by O'DonnelL
Babcock, the hatter, of Butte; P. J.
Maloney, the tailor, and H. T. Mahan,
ex-hardware dealer of Anaconda, are the
notables noticed on our streets last week.
There were only five prisoners in the
jug this morning. Some of the boys were
arrested yesterday morning for not assist
ing Constable Carten in making some
Mr. Gus Meyer has purchased the
"Hall" building of Lee, O'Donnell & Co.;
consideration $500. Mr. Meyer has a
force of men employed repairing the same,
and, as soon as remodeled, will erect a
like building by its side.
Whisky, $1.18 per gallon.
Ask Dawson for your tickets.
Clean the streets and alleys.
Copp's hand books at Dawson's.
Wostenholm knives at Dawson's.
The snow yet lingers on the hills.
New arrivals of clocks at Dawson's.
Lots on Lower Broadway now bring
Pick out your fishing tackle at Daw
Five cigars and a pocket case for25
cents at Dawson's.
When you visit Tower drop into the
The best meal in town at the Crys
tal Chop House.
Cigars and tobaccos at Eastern prices
at Doe & Hoyer's.
Attention is called to ad. of H. Milot
of unfurnished rooms to let.
Three cuts of Climax tobacco for 25
cents at Doe & Hoyer's.
Shilling, the tailor, will move into his
new house t44he first of May.
Fresh eggs for breakfast every day at
the Crystal Chop House.
Bowring, the painter, defys competi
tion, 505 Broadway.
The railroad graders will be at work
below town during the ensuing week.
Doe & Hoyer are agents for the cele
brated Transill's Punch 5-cent cigar.
W. J. Allason, watchmaker, 44 Main st.,
Granite, Mont. All work guaranteed.
Hammond & Co's stage and transpor
ation lines are doing a rushing business.
Kalsomining and aesthetic painting at
at Bowring, the painter's,. 505 Broadway.
Climax and Gold Shield tobacco 50
cents at Dawson's; tickets thrown in.
There is a constant demand for carpen
ters. Good men can find plenty of work
When you want a fine sign you must
go to Bowring, the painter, 505 Broadway.
Go to Imkamp's and sample the finest
lines of whiskies, wines and cigars in the
Eye glasses and spectacles, 50 cents a
pair, at Doe & Hoyer's. Closing the
Botscheider and Wipf are busily en
gaged in the erection of their buildings
on Granite street.
Pay Dawson 40 cts for a dozen'of Lem
ons, then ask him where he hid those
The road between Philipsburg and
Dave Hennessy's is the worst 12-mile
stretch in Montana.
Dawson sells for cash, pays cash, and
don't like to have credit merchants steal
If you want a fence whitewashed or a
a portrait painted go to Bowring, the
painter, 505 Broadway.
George Green, the (very) well-known
carpenter, left on a pleasure-jaunt to the
Coeur d'Alene region Saturday last.
Bowring, the painter, having secured
four of the best painters and paper hang
ers in the territory, is prepared to do all
kinds of work in house, sign and orna
mental painting and paper hanging in
half the time you can get it done else
whore. Shop, 505 Broadway.
LOCAL MINING NOTES.
Our Mining Editor's Report Upon the
Mines of this District,
General Managers Pardee, Risque and
Plummer are at their respective posts of
Captain Plaisted has a magnificent
specimen out of the Boston at the Kai
ser House. Call and see it.
Sim Shively is prospecting on the head
of Sluice Gulch, and has a gold prospect
in that locality which is showing up well.
So he told us yesterday.
Phil. M. Saunders, the accomplished
general manager of the San Francisco
Con., is en route from St. Louis to Mon
tana. It is generally understood that the
genial Phil. has successfully transacted
all of his business, official and private, in
that remote city, and will manfully try,
on his return, to survive a 30-day contin
uous residence in Montana.
Both mills running steadily upon the
usual grade of rock.
Nothing new to report about the mine.
It is rumored that the company will
commence to refit the Algonquin mill
and nake a test run of the Blaine ore. As
there s no creditable authority for the
above, it may be taken for what it is
SAN FRANCISCO CON.
The hoisting machinery is all in place
and in readiness for sinking. The guide
timbers for the shaft not being to hand,
sinkig cannot commence until the first
of next week, by which time Supt. Currie
expects to have everything ready for deep
exploration. The tunnel has been driven
30 feet ahead in the last 10 days, the
header now standing in four feet of vein
matter, 18 inches of which is quartz of ex
cellent quality. The lead ore is coming
in again and from its quantity the gen
eral belief is expressed that this working
will open up another pay chute much
sooner than expected. The superinten
dent is greatly annoyed at the delay of
the mill men to get in the mine timbers
but trusts to have the mine in active
working order in the next few days.
On the Rattlesnake ground the shaft
is down 238 feet; ground breaking well
and contractors making good progress.
On the Elizabeth ground the shaft has
been abandoned, owing to the influx of
water, until the machinery now en route
can be placed in position. The tunnel is in
265 feet, with header standing in a well
filled vein, showing neither hanging or
footwall. A contract has been let to run
600 feet of the crosscut tunnel, and work
will commence on the Butte lode to that
end May 1st next. This adit is intended
to thoroughly explore the Butte, Ala
meda and Elizabeth, connecting on the
latter ground with the tunnel now being
driven east from the winze. Nine men
are employed in the Elizabeth tunnel and
are making excellent progress in driving
the tunnel ahead.
Hoisting works in active operation,
with the pumps busily engaged in m ty
ing the shaft of the water yet standing
30 feet above the 125 foot level. As soon
as the mine is drained to the sump, sink
ing will be pushed to the level of the tun
nel and connection made with that work
ing. Superintendent McWilliams reports
development progressing admirably and
trusts to report pay ore, and plenty of it,
when sinking gets well under way.
Nothing is being dohe on this property.
But as Mr. Patten has arranged matters
satisfactorily with the St. Louis syndi
cate work will commence on that gentle
man's return home.
The contractors are making slow work,
in advancing the tunnel. The vein is
wide and strong and with no change
either better or worse to chronicle since
Owing to the miserable condition of
the roads leading into this section, noth
ing in the way of wagon transportation
can be indulged in by its inhabitants,
and long before the machinery can be
hauled in, the mill foundation will be
completed and the superstructure well
under way. Visitors to Philipsburg from
this district report the Oxide mine as de
veloping finely, with the ore increasing
in width and value as depth is gained.
AL. Fawcett recently leased this fine
property from the Hope mining com
pany and has a force of men at work run
ning on ore which, although limited as
to quantity, is said to be of good milling
3Iehaetl Dufy's Death.
Michael Duffy, a well-known and high
ly esteemed resident'of this place, died
very suddenly yesterday evening of heart
disease. At the time of his death the de
ceased was engaged with an employe in
improving his lower ranch. He had ridden
down there in the morning, and had tem
porarily taken charge of the plow team
to allow Mr. Morgan to get from the
house some needed repairs to the harness.
It seems that he plowed the furrow to
the turn and at that point he received
the fatal stroke which resulted in his
death. Upon Mr. Morgan's return he
found the deceased upon his hands and
knees, gasping in the agonies of death.
Help was quickly to hand, but the kind
ministrations of friends could not avert
the inevitable, and inL the arms of his old
and attached friend Dan,the honest, open
hearted citizen and gentleman gave up
the life that was given him 52 years ago.
Michael Duffy was a native of County
Claire, Ireland, and left that country
when quite young, arriving in Minnesota
about 1846. He was a pioneer in Califor
nia, Nevada and Montana, and at the
time of his death, by honest thrift and
industry, had accumulated much valu
able property in this town and valley.
He leaves a wife and son, has a sister re
siding in Minnesota, and a half sister in
Washington territory. Hundreds of the
old settlers of Deer Lodge will accom
pany the remains to their last resting
place, where, at peace from pain, care and
toil, the kind husband and father, the
worthy, estimable citizen, will await the
last and final call which must come with
If you want a gun, watch, jewelry of
any kind, tobacco, cigars, confectionary,
nuts, a knife, fishing tackle of any des
cription, a good book to read, or any
thing in stationery, or a clock, go to Daw
Sale of Treasury Stock
Gold and Silrer Minig Company
Will begin Monday, May 2d, at
the office of James B. Leahy,
Real Estate, Mining and Com.
mission Company, Butte, Mon
tana. The Directors of the Com
pany at their last meeting au
thorized the sale of Twenty
five Thousand shares of the
stock, to be placed upon the
market, at the rate of twenty.
five cents per share.
The location of this valuable
property is within three miles
and on the same belt as the
Cable gold mine, and about
midway between the Cable and
The present splendid showing
of a strong 4-foot vein of free
milling gold ore, averaging over
Fifty Dollars per ton, gives
every assurance of permanency,
and the intention of the com
pany is to prosecute work of
development with all due dis
patch, under the immediate su
pervision of Wm. H. Young,
Owing to the limited amount
of stock offered for sale, par
ties desiring to invest can sub
scribe for stock from this date,
and their orders will be given
Orders by mail or telegraph
promptly attended to.
JAMES B. LEAHY,
Il-tf Butte, Montana.