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THE PHILIPSBURG MAIL
THURSDAY,.....................APRIL , Ws8. Oar Agents. 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 Chas. Childs..........................Drummond Crockett & King ...................Anaconda HOME NEWS. Silver, 95M. 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 residence. The foundation of Josiah Shull's new residence in Wilson's addition is com pleted and mechanics are at work on the building. 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 Butte 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 ground. 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 Philipsburg. 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 ing elsewhere. 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 amenities. 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 day morning. 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 opening. 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 nmns. 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 Railroad. 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 the town. GRANITE BUDGET. 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 Thursday. 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 arests. 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. LOCAL EPITOME. Copper, 103. 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 $1,000. Pick out your fishing tackle at Daw son's. Five cigars and a pocket case for25 cents at Dawson's. When you visit Tower drop into the O'Donnell Bros. 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 Ihere. 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 Territory. Eye glasses and spectacles, 50 cents a pair, at Doe & Hoyer's. Closing the stock out. 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 fish poles. 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 his wood. 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, NOTES. General Managers Pardee, Risque and Plummer are at their respective posts of duty. 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. GRANITE. Both mills running steadily upon the usual grade of rock. BI-METALLIO. 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 worth. 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. WEST GRANITE. 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. ALTOONA. 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. BELLE. 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. NORTH GRANITE. 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 last report. BLACK PINE. 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. -LADY BYRON. 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 grada 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 the resurrection. 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 son's. Sale of Treasury Stock ----OP THE-- FLINT CREEK 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 Granite Mountain. 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, the president. 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 preference. Orders by mail or telegraph promptly attended to. JAMES B. LEAHY, Il-tf Butte, Montana.