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TUE PHILIPSBURG MAIL.,
Bryan a leCey, Propr's.
issued Every Thursday Evening.
THURSDAY.................... AUG. 25, 1887
UITrED STATES LAND OFFIoz,
HaLExA, M. T., August 17, 1886.
To Mine Owners and Mining Attorneys: In
notices for application of patent you will in ALL
CASES make agreement to publish with the news
paper published nearest to the land georaphic
allymeasnred. This instruction must befully
om p lied with, else new publication will be or
dered. S. W. L soHnoaza, Register.
WE KNOW WHAT WE'RE DOIwG.
It is immediately apparent to visitors
and a subject of remark by them that the
methods of mining and development
throughout the Flint Creek district are
invariably intelligent and well directed,
due weight being given to the theory of
the scientific expert and to the exper
ience of long practice, and it would be
difficult for the most captions critic to
point to any operations of the last pros
perous era, in which money has been
foolishly spent-nor yet in which a false
economy has prevailed. The men who
have been and who are now engaged in
conducting mining operations in this
vicinity are thoroughly acquainted with
the formation and structure of the coun
try and with the nature of the problem
to be solved, and are without doubt the
most capable of furnishing a
satisfactory and inexpensive solu
tion. Novices in mining ventures are
mu c1 too prone to look to the mine and
not o the management for the success of
the r venture; to fancy that because the
minle is gold or silver instead of coal or
ir:a that all care in economic administra
tion may be disregarded; that if the mine
rays at all it will pay well enough to
cover all follies and extravagancies. The
entire western country is full, however, of
examples of rich properties, closed down
and abandoned through extravagant
management, and just now is the most
fitting time to call attention to the neces
sity for choosing for such management
men who are well tried in the business
and familiair with the precise kind of
work they are to undertake.
The meeting of the stockholders of the
Granite Mountain mining company has
resulted in no change in the directorate
of the company, nor in the methods of
work, bothof which have been entirely
satisfactory to all concerned.
No information reaches us as to
whether the track laying machine now
at work on the D. & P. R. R. travels by
land or water, or walks on its feet or its
hands but that it is getting here at the
rate of a mile and a half or two miles a
day is undisputed.
Indian depredations, stage robberies
and all other kinds of lawlessness seem
to be having quite a boom. We have
never seen any explanation of the rather
curious fact that these things are most
frequent in summer when food, work and
all that go to make a living are most eas
It is only natural that the chief at
traction at the Territorial Fair, now in
progress at Helena, should be the racing
programme and that the exhibits should'
be but a secondary consideration. All
such occasions are made use of by exhibi
tors in showing and advertising their
business to the general public and mines
are not that class of commodity which
can be profitably advertised in such a
a place. When Montana begins to have
general manufacturers, the exhibits will
begin to demand their just share of atten
One of the farming industries which
seems to be entirely neglected by the peo
ple in the valley is that of raising chick
ens and eggs. We have no experience in
the egg business, never having attempted
the lecturing racket, but we hear won
dtrful accounts of what can be done with
a patent incubator at a very slight ex
pense in time or money. Eggs would
find a large market in Philipsburg and
Granite and would undoubtedly be a
source of revenue to anyone who furnish
ed them fresh at cheap rates and in large
Besides the two attempts at burglary
reported in our last issue, three other
thefts were committed between Thurday
and Sunday nights--one of money and
two of clothing. This has proved beyond
a doubt, the MAIL's hrophecies that such
affairs were to be contemporary with the
approach of the railroad and it ought to
prove most conclusively that more officers
should be immediately qualified to
act as deputy sheriffs and constables in
securing to the people of the town the
immunity from such depredations which
the payment of taxes is supposed to in
The Helena Herald inquires if the
Dutch will capture Holland, and then in
over half a column of pessimistic idiocy,
thinks not. It's a long time since we
studied history, and many moons have
waxed and waned since we made the
grand tour, but we thought we distinctly
renmeimered that when we were last
abroad the Dutch were, and for sometime
had been, in secure and undisturbed pos
session of Holland. Now that we learn
our mistake, we realize that we have been
all at sea on our ideas on things in gen
eral and politics in particular, and we
have no hesitancy in proclaiming our
The last two months have been full of
promise to the territory of Montana of a
prosperity greater and more firmly estab
lished than it has ever yet enjoyed. Up
to the present time we have been known
as a great mining country only in cer
tain restricted quarters in the east and
abroad-notably in St. Louis and Lon
don, through the Granite Mountain and
Drum Lummon mines. Practically speak
ing, these have been up to date almost
the only two instances of undoubted
and complete success in dividend-paying
quartz mining ventures. With the ex
ception of the great Anaconda, California
capital has held aloof from us with a shy
ness that is difficult of explanation. But
now, capital from new localities is about
to become interested in new mining ven
tures. Kansas City, St. Paul, Colorado,
Salt Lake, California, and capital repre
sented by men who are identified with
enterprises all over the west, are swing
ing into line; and in the development of
the next year it will be strange indeed if
some extensive mines are not opened and
successfully worked - stranger still, if
Montana does not become .known to
large and small investors generally, in
stead of to a few capitalists of certain
districts. This generality of reputation
and independence of any one section of
country is just what Montana needs, in
order to give her enterprises that varied
and cosmopolitan complexion which in
sures permanency to a country and builds
up a great and prosperous common
St. Louis papers should not wait before
giving credit for news until the accuracy
of their statements is questioned.
The Dude in Mining
The oft-repeated question of the unin
itiated in the science of mining is, "Is the
business profitable?" Our answer is em
phatically yes, when properly and system
atically pursued. Foreign companies
who send a dude whose only recommend
ation is the fact that he has graduated in
one of the schools of learning, and can
readily distinguish the character of the
mineral found in gold and silver mines,
who is chosen to superintend the modus
operandi of working lode property, but
whose pratical knowledge of economical
working and developing a mine in about
nine cases out of ten is a superb fraud,
and who in his self-conceit will not be
advised by the honest practical miner
who, although unlearned in science, is
thoroughly trained by experience how to
break rock and open up ground for prof
itable working. The practical miner also
understands how to use and protect sup
plies from waste; of this the scholarly sup
erintendent knows nothing and cares less.
Such management would bankrupt the
best and most profitable mine in the
State. -Colorado Miner.
A Texas paper me.nt ions a sale of cattle
by a sheriff, and says they only brought
$3 per head.
J. W. Blair, of Helmville, Deer Lodge
county, offers three thousand sheep for
sale. They are good sheep and average
a heavy clip.
It is understood that D. E. Bandmann
has sold his herd of cattle in the
Bitter Root valley to Kleinschmidt and
others, of Helena.
It is stated on good authority that
Thomas Cruse's wool clip of 90,000
pounds has been sold to Justice Bate
man & Co., of Philadelphia.
The Blackfoot mill company brought
into Missoula a carload of fine Oregon
work-horses last week, for use in the
Big Blackfoot logging camps.
The Montana cattle company, of Sun
River, have sent G. W. Taylor to the
Northwest territory to look into the mat
ter of the taking of estrays by the Cana
J. 8. Riley last week shipped the wool
clip of Thomas Kent from Grey Cliff to
the Western wool commission company.
at St. Louis. There were 108,000 pounds,
making seven carloads.--Chronicle.
It is said that John T. Carlin owns the
best and handsomest band of shorthorn
grades in Gallatin county. They win
tered exceedingly well and have pro
duced a good crop of excellent calves.
Several horses have died at Len Lewis'
breeding farm, recently, and their death
is a mystery. Horses that to all appear
ance seemed well and healthy and were
grazing in the pasture were found
dead on the following morn
ing. Two or three mares and one
stallion have been lost in this way. and
no one is able to account for their death.
The pastures are new and have a good
growth of grass.--Husbandman.
"A lady in Alabama was rendered
speechless for a week by smelling cam
phor" says an exchange, "and now the
demand for camphor by married men has
made a boom in the market."
A store room 26x70, on Broadway, with
three large rooms in rear. For terms ap
ply at the MAIL office. 28-tf
The Granite Mountain and Bi-Metallic
mining companies hereby notify all par
ties that they will not allow any dead
animals, garbage, household refuse, or
any other objectionable matter dumped
on their ground,
JoxN W. PLUMMBB. S
JTM.s B. RIsQUE, ~ upt'
JAMES B. LEARY,
Mining & Commission Co
BUTTE CIrrT, - - MONTiA.
Will buy or sell
Black Pine, Bi-Metallic and West Granite,
ALICE, MoLTiox and GRAIxTE Stocks.
Execute Orders for purchase or sale of stock
and bonds at New York.
Special attention given to the buying and sell
ing of valuable mining property.
CH.A. I. Swrrzsa. Jxo. E. MULFoRD.
Switzer & Mulford
Mining Stocks a Specialty.
No. 206 North Third St., St. Louis, No.
KINTNER & HILL,
SHOP:--Rear of H. G. McLean's Shop.
T ie Edwanrs House,
JOHN EDWARDS, Prop.
No More Complaints at
Fine Rooms and Tables furnished with the
be.t the market can afford. Try, be convinced
and you will not be sorry.
Location :---Opposite Depot.
OF THEM ALL,
Yee Wo & Yee Ah Yoat
Do the Neatest
ashing & Ironinig,
Starching, Fluting, Etc.
Clothes called for and delivered. Office back
of.Caplice & Smith's store.
CHAS. KROGER, Prop.
Keg and Bottled Beer
CONSTAN-TLY ON HAND.
-Orders by mail, or left at the Brewery, will
receive proui,t attention.
PhlILISEUROG, - - MONTANA.
HENRY I MKAMP
A Roomiy Billiarl Hall in Connection
WITH THE SALOON.
EjMAnheuser Busch Bottled Beer for Sale by
the case or car load.
BROADWAY, - nHILIPSBURO.
Kaiser Brothers' Saloon
[Next door to Kaiser House.]
AND LIQUORS OF ALL KINDS.
A billiard room in connection with the sa
SIGN OF THE BIG BULL
At our market we will endeavor to furnish our
patrons with the best
Pork, Veal and Sausage.
Game in Seascn.
The highest prices paid for hides and pelts,and
cattle bought and sold. Orders delivered free of
charge. The firm also carries on a general
market business at Granite.
Morse & Bradshaw.
Wholesale and Retail Dealer in
Pork and Veal.
Branch shop at Granite, wnere the Granite
public will be attended to.
J. E. Meyer, Prop.
CAPLICE & SMITH
(GROCERIES. HARDWARE. AND
Gents' Furnishing Goods.
We have a full and complete stock of the above
named goods, and would be pleased to have you
give us a call as we intend to sell as low as the
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J. A. HARDING,
HousE, SIGN AND
Glazing, Graining, Kalsomining and
All orders left at Matthews & McIntyre's
promptly attended to. All work guaranteed.
Willow Creek Mill,
PURTLE & LYNCH. Pnor's.
Timbers, Shingles, Etc.
CONSTANTLY ON HAND.
All bills cut to order and delivered in Granite,
Philipsburg and Flint Creek Valley.
Orders left at the office of Frank D. Brown,
Philipsburg, will receive prompt attention.
FRANK D. BROWN,
Correct and Reliable Information
Given to the
Investor in Real Estate
In the Flint Creek MiOing District.
Collections of all kinds a specialty. Town lotr
in desirable localities for sale.
Communications requiring prompt attention
and immediate information should be ad
Frank D. Br own,
Box 201. Pbilipshýnrg. M. T.
Town Lots! Town Lots! I
& WATER CO.,
- Offers for Sale lots in
PARDEE & McDONALD'S ADDITION.
These Lots are Desirably Located bet
ween the Depot of the Philipsburg & Drum
mond Railroad and the Old Townsite o
Philipsburg. Plats can be seen at the Office
of J. K. PARDEE, Broadway.
First Come, First Served.
FRANK J. WILSON,
--§ 1 Dealer in - -
Contractors and conmaunmrs are respectfully invited to exam ine nur yard ltere,
purchasing elsewhere. We will sell choice pine and fir lumber in any quan:ity at
reasonable prices, and promptly (diver the same anywhere in the vicinity of P'iliph
burg. The stock on hand. an.l daily arriv-ing. is the best ever brought into the c(anm1
and we can sell first-class pine lumber for the same price that is asked ,by oth..rs ,
the poorest quality. Contract for mill and hoist timbers a specialty
Frank J. Wilson.
Office in the Rear of Mi ot Building, Broadway.
The Philipsburg Mail.
The Philipsburg Miril,
.11L indrepedent. fearrless (anrd
lire :rit'spaper, p7ublished in the
iiterests of the Flint Creek Jlin
inrg District (nlfd vicinitt7/ i1 p-7'r
ticular, and lo;,1tana in, e:,er
cal. It is the best mnledi un for
reachting the 7mfiniirg pouirl (at ionl
of Deer Lodge con n tUy. The
subseriptioul price of the ",li.ril"
is fixed at the low price of $..J.00
per year; six montt!hs $2.00.
Subscribe for a Live Newspaper.
Fine Job Work Executed,
Deer Lodge, M. T.
Have Now on Hand an
Celebrated Crown Mowers
Holingsworth Hay Rakes
Also Shuttler Wagons
WRITE FOR PRICU$.
Telephone Orders Promtly Attended to
Finest of Job Printing Exccufitd.
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City Livery Stablc
ED. MINGLE, Prop.
Tr ansint Stock Cared For.
Also Proprietor of the Granite Livry
Iles, MSain Street Granite.
Daily stage line bctween P01, ,.iln
Stables. Philipsburg. BrtadwaY St.