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THE PHILIPSBUR.G MAIL.
THURSDAY ..............SEPTEMBER 22 1887
The following named persons are authorised to
eceive and receipt for subscriptions to the
MAIL in their respective localities:
W. J. Swartz............ ...........Granite
D; Dingwall .......... ........New Chicago
Crockett & Kin ................ ....Anaconda
1, H. Mllan .............. .......tone Station
The wood-sawing machine is getting in
Frank D. Brown has purchased a herd
There was ice in the streets of the town'
Messenger Arms is reported to be
death on dogs.
Ben Pizer has been giving his store a
coat of new paint.
The water tank of the D. & P. R. R. is
L. S. Austin is building an addition to
J. Fairchild, the Butte jeweler, was in
town the first of the week.
W. A. Perry has opened a fruit stand
at Pelkey Bros.' old stand.
John Barrett is building a dwelling
house in the depot addition.
Among the crowd of visitors in town,
commercial travelers are numerous.
Messrs. Cole & Whitehill, of Deer
Lodge, were in town during the week.
James K, Pardee went to Helena on
Saturday night and got back this morn
J. H. Baker's new house is completed
as far as having the timbers for the roof
A. Wyman is thinking of purchasing a
town lot and erecting a residence in Phil
We understand that a sideboard sa
loon is to be put in the lower story of
Morse's new hall.
Featherman & Co. besides several car
load lots have been receiving frieght by
wagon all the week.
Louis Hendrikson and Harry Feather.
man were up from New Chicago last Sun
day, visiting friends.
J. Shull, of the firm of Featherman &
Co., was out on the hills, yesterday, tak
ing orders for firewood.
The many friends of Miss Emily Irving
will learn with regret that she is ill in
Denver, Col., with diphtheria.
James B. Risque, superintendent of the
Bi-Metallic, and Supt. Adams, of the
Hope, paid Butte a visit last week.
The poker club is disbanded. The
personal effects of the members have
been attached by the owner of the chips.
The railroad at present is bringing in
frieght only in car-load lote. Smaller
quantities are still brought in by teams.
A. Shilling made a hurried business
trip to Butte in the early part of the
week, and returned loaded down with
L. A. King, of the firm of Crockett &
King, Anaconda's stationary men, was
over inspecting the Burg and Granite dur
Ella Ward fell down the cellar way in 1
in the rear of Doe & Hoyer's drug store
last night and broke her leg and also her
Two handsome office safes reached town
and were delivered yesterday, one to Mc
Intyre & Matthews and one to Ed.
Connelly's building on Broadway has
been occupied during the week by a jew
elry firm which has been selling its goods
David Work, proprietor of the Railroad
House reports business brisk. He has
already rented one of his down stairs
rooms for a bar.
L L. Kirk, route agent for the North
ern Pacific express company, is in town,
and in company with Jonn W. Dawson
visited Granite this morning.
The new brick buddings of Messrs'
PLizer, Weinstein and McDonald are be
ing pushed forward with great rapidity
and will soon be finished structures.
Lee Kohn left last night for the east
where he will purchase an additional
stock of clothing and gent's furnishing
goods for his clothing house at Granite.
Wm. Noble has taken Sweitzer's half
of the Noble & Sweitzer's saloon business
and will continue at the same old place
to irrigate thirsty humanity over his pop
Dan Muiky has decided to build his
dwelling-house on the lot recently pur
chased in the depot addition, of brick.
The foundation pits are already dug, and
part of the foundation laid.
G. A. Kellogg is building an offies on
Broadway, immediately west of Frank D.
Brown's residence. It will be of brick,
and large enough for a sleeping apart
ment in the rear.
Wm. Hammond has commenced work
on his new building on Broadway just
west of Hower's photograph gallery. The
foundations are of stone and the super
t rulture will probably be of brick.
As may be seen by advertisement elee
Where the Catholics propose to build a
church as speedily as possible. It will
be a large edifice and solidly con
The structure built at the depot to
serve temporarily as a passenger depot
will probably be retained as a freight
storehouse or for offices.
The Morse building is now rapidly
nearing the stage at which the finishing
touches will be given, and the band is
thinking of opening the new hall with a
Wilham Hammond, who has the con
tract for the Northern Pacific express
business, is thinking of making arrange
ments to have the express matter carried
by the train.
The railroad engineers have before
them them the prospect of a two weeks'
vacation, and will probably scatter them
selves over the surrounding hills, with
flshpoles and guns.
Dr. Allen's new hospital is about com
pleted, nothing remaining to be done ex
cept a little painting and the hanging of
the front door, which, by the way, is
massive and very heavy.
. E D. Holland and Eugene Smith
went out to the Sydney mine yesterday.
They did not have any fishing tackle
along beyond the usual supply of bait
and we are consequently spared.
The telegraph pales for the line from
Drummond to Philipsburg are about in
place, and the wires will shortly be
strung. A line for the telephone from
the depot to the office has also been con
The construction of the permanent de
pot is well under way. It is being built
with a view of accommodating a large in
crease of traffic and will be surrounded
on all sides by a strong and commodious
A gratifying and somewhat unexpected
feature of the influx of strangers which
the advent of the railroad has caused is
the absence from among them of the
tramp and dead-beat element in any ap
Mrs. Edward Durfee died last night at
7 o'clock, at her home in the valley, hav
ing been ill for some time with uraemic
poison. Mrs. Durfee was 38 years old
and a native of Kansas, and was greatly
beloved and respected by all who knew
F. C. Lawrence left last Tuesday even
ing for a trip to the east. He will be
gone about two weeks and will visit
Chicago and perhaps New York City.
During his absence Miss Minnie Orence,
)f Deer Lodge, will assist Mrs. Lawrence
with the telephone.
The Philipsburg foundry received their
nijlding sand last week, and have since
een busy filling orders from the Granite
tnd Hope mining companies and other
rources. They seem likely to have all
hey can do for some time to come.
The first consignment of freight to ar
ive by the railroad was a carload of iron
nd steel, m conjunction with a large as
lortment of shelf hardware, for Messrs.
[cIntyre & Matthews, the hardware
lealers. A carload of stoves will arrive
a a day or two for the same firm.
The Rev. A. B. Howard will hold divine
ervice at the schoolhouse to-morrow
Friday) evening, September 23, at 8
'clock; and on Sunday morning, Sep
ember 25, at 11 o'clock. Services will
e held at Granite Sunday evening, at 8.
A. Wyman, dropped into the office yes
erday from Whitefield, Maine, where he
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has been on a visit since last ApriL He
has brought his wife and family home
with him him. During his absence his
saw mill has been running steadily and
now he will take charge of it himself.
Mr. and Mrs. Kaiser, two of the oldest
residents of the Burg, left for a month's
visit to St. Louis and friends and rela
tives in Illinois. This is the first visit
east during a residence in California, Ne
vada and Montana of over thirty-seven
years. The wish of all is that they may
have a pleasant trip and a quick return.
Day before yesterday the hide of a
mountain goat was brought into town
by Indian Charlie, who had shot it in the
mountains between* here and the Bitter
Root. The skinning of the animal had
been performed in a most artistic man
ner, the hoofs and horns were attached to
the hide and it will probably be stuffed
A dark and gloomy rumor is rapidly
gaing currency to the effect that the nu
merous dollars which have been hoarded I
to purchase tickets to the amateur play
may now be squandered with impunity.
Several local gags and some five or six
very touching parts, already committed
to memory, are offered for sale at a great
The institution of a Knights of Pythias
lodge in Philipsburg has been finally de
cided upon by the members of the order
who are now in our midst. A charter
will be immediately sent for and the or
ganization will be speedily effected. "A
fine field for this excellent order is of
fered by the present condition of the
town, and the contemplated move will
undoubtedly meet with hearty appreci
People generally are taking time by
the forelock, and getting in the winter's
supply of wood. The steam wood saw
ing machine of Eli Sage is having about
all it can do. as it furnishes the cheapest
and most convenient method of doing the
work. Yesterday afternoon a fullcord of
wood was sawed-two cute-in eight
minutes, with some difficulty with the
steam. Mr. Sage informs us that he can
lower the record to five minutes, provided
he has a full head of steam tobegin with
Wm. Bradshaw, of the firm of Morse &
Bradshaw, received yesterday three
carloads of hogs from Bitter Root valley,
250 head of beef steers from Jocko, and
1,500 head of sheep from Missoula. Mr.
Bradshaw tells us that though the rail
roaders, whom he was supplying, have
been laid off, his business continues as
large, and constantly increasing, as it
was about two months ago. The railroad
men numbered all told about four hun
dred, and this will give some idea of the
increase of our population during the
summer months, though it does not fully
represent the increase, as the business of
J. E. Myer, another large butchering es
tablishment, has also been constantly
News of a Local Charapter from the
Camp on the Ail.
J. W. Estill ran his buss transfer to
James Murray has gone to Gregson's
springs to rusticate for a couple of weeks.
Matt Clemens, Andy Mc Millan and
Phil Cannon came over from Black Pine
Frank White brought in a mountain
goat from the mountains near the Syd
ney mine last week.
Williain Schuh and Gus Graeling, of
the Burg, spent Monday on Granite
Mountain's noble summit.
A. J. Blair, Joe Solomon, L. A. King
and P. J. Maloney, of Anaconda, called
on the good people of Granite last week
H. W. Newman left for Chicago, Ill.,
where he has gone to purchase an im
mense stock of general merchandise for
his fall trade.
It becomes our sad task to state that
James Nicholson, long-to-be-remembered
by our citizens as the O. K. restaurant
landlord, has not made a financial suc
cess in the hotel business. Consequently
he found it necessary to close down last
Two auction sales have been in full
blast since payday. Mrs. Henderson,
who supervises one of them, had a nar
row escape from being placed on the
stand to be sold at auction, but
Maloney finally apologized for having bid
on the lady, owing to the possession of a
wife and family in Anaconda.
Home-made comforters at Mrs. M'e
Featherman & Co.'s new stock of men's
suits have just arrived.
A. Schilling has the newest styles and
latest patterns in men's suits.
Ladies' underwear of all descriptions,
sizes and varieties at Mrs. McDonel's.
Mrs. McDonel will have one thousand
dollars worth of new millinery, Saturday.
Men's full suits and clothing of all
kinds in the greatest variety at Feather
man & Co.'s.
Mrs. McDonel has the most beautiful
embroidery, laces, ribbons, etc. Call
A. Schilling, the tailor, has just return
ed from Butte with a full line of fall and
Now is the time to get your winter
suits when Schilling's line of samples is
new and fresh.
A. B. Hower will move his photc
graphic studio car from Granite to New
Chicago about October 1, where for the
next ten days he will accommodate his
numerous patrons with sittings every af
A meeting of the Philipsburg Fire Co.,
will be held at Imkamp's saloon on the
evening of October 1st, at 8 o'clock. A
full attendance is imperative.
G. V. SHmA ,r.
Read ! Read ! Bead !!.
Having associated myself with the
grocery house known as Weinstein Bros.,
Helena, to enable us to ship by car lots
and sell at bottom p rices, remember
the One Price House that has been es
tablished since 1867. Thanking the public
for past patronage and soliciting a share
in the future, I am, respectfully,
Dr. Wynne, Oculist and Aurist,
Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat Specialist, of
Helena, will be professionally in Philips
burg at the Silver Lake House, Friday,
November 11. One day only.
Persons ';uying the claims for wages of
any of the men who worked for the Black
Pine mining company, should bear in
mind that the men owe for their board
and it is understood that the Justice of
Peace, through whose hands the collec
tions come, will hold the board money in
All persons indebted to Wm. Nobles
saloon will take notice that accounts
have been placed in the hands of the un
dersigned for collection, and an immedi
ate settlement is required.
BRowN & ,(JrTCHFLrmD, Att'ys.
Philipsburg, M. T., Sept. 22, 1887. 2w
LOCAL MINING NEWS.
Our Mining Editor's Report Upon the
Mines of this District.
Three carloads of ore from the Pearl
have been shipped by rail to Omaha.
The sampling mill has received during
the week consignments of ore from the
Peter Coyle, which promises to produce
Mine producing as usual and mill run
ning steadily. The bullion product for
the week ending September 17, was
61,471.87 ounces fine of silver, and 25.058
ounces of gold.
The main shaft, which is now through
out a three-compartment, has a depth of
350 ifet. A crosscut is being run for the
vein from the 300-foot level and a small
hoist is being placed in position for the
air shaft which is started just southeast
of the wagon road.
The stopes are all looking and holding
out well, and the ore continues to be
of high grade. The mill is running
steadily, and with highly satisfactory re
The Silver Chief will probably be de
veloped by a continuation of the old tun
nel which was run some time since. The
vein uncovered in the new shaft and drift
holds out well nnd is full of promise.
Considerable trouble is experienced with
W GT OANIIta.
The crosscut at the 400-foot level of
the Rattlesnake is in 58 feet from the
shaft with no change to be noted in the
character of the rock.
The Butte crosscut is in 246 feet from
the point of taking cover, still passing
through hard granite.
The Elizabeth tunnel is in 671 feet,
still on the vein.
The shaft is within a few feet of the
200-foot station and in the hardest rock
encountered on the hill. The water con
tinues to flow freely, but is easily handled
by the pumps.
The affairs of the Black Pine company
remain in about the same condition as at
last report, and nothing definite can be
learned of the intentions of the company
or stockholders concerning the making
of a settlement. The claims of the work
men and other creditors are now about
all covered by attachments, and in most
cases judgment has been confessed Last
Tuesday, General Manager Pack asked
for a stay of execution for five days,which
has been granted, and everything is now
awaiting developments. What seems to
offer a complication in the way of a set
tlement being made by the stockholders
is a doubt as to whether the mines are
owned by the company or simply held
under bond or lease. In the latter case,
the expenses of settlement would be very
much greater, and concerted action on
the part of the stockholders would be
difficult to efect.
sAN FBANWCIBo coN.
At no time in the history of this prop
erty has it ever appeared to such favor
able advantage. In the headings of all
of the various workings the ledge con
tinues wide and and strong with from 8
to 40 inches of very high grade ruby sil
ver ore to the hanging wall To the su
perficial observer, a casual inspection of
the ore reserves in the underground work
ings of the 'Frisco will but confirm the re
port that the mine can to-day take the
front rank among the ore producers of
the Territory if it was but the wish of the
incorporation who has it in charge to
have it do so. As level development east
continues, there is a gradual and notice
able change for the betterin the structur
al conditions of the ledge and the coun
try rock. The fracture is compactly fill
ed with mineral bearing vein matter,
within perfectly defined walls; the ore
bearing quartz, commencing fromA nar
row seam at 800 feet in the tunnel work
ing, has expanded to 80 inches of high
grade ore, which, as the level advances,
continues to improve both in width and
quality. In the lower workings the same
order of improvement, in deeper working
is to be noted as indicated in the tun
nel above with an improvement in values
and width over that exposed in the upper
working. Everything about the property is
progressing smoothly, the machinery is
in admirable working order, although
inadequate to the requirements of the
mine. Additional boiler power has been
purchased and will shortly be in place;
this, with a larger sinking pump, will en
able the management to continue sinking
to the 500-foot station-an order being
made to that effect by the board of di
rectors before their recent departure for
the east. Under the superintendency of
Eugene Smith, order has been brought
out of chaos, and his systematic and in
telligent administration of the "Frisco's"
afairs has been fully appreciated by his
superiors, who, in appreciation of his
worth as an officer, saw proper to make a
considerable raise in his salary.
It is understood that none of the stock
of the company is to be sold, that now on
hand to be kept entirely for the purpose
of paying dividends to those interested
in the syndicate management. It is re
ported that Ed. L Zimmerman, who
probably knows more of the inside work
nmgs of the quartz schemes of the camp
than any man living, has confidently ex
pressed to an intimate friend that the
Frisco pool had "a hen on," whatever
that may mean, and that a stock deal was
not to be thought of, as the syndicate
members thought too much of their mine
to let go of any of its paper. We trust
our Helena friend is right.
All parties are warned not to purchase
or negotiate for a certain receipt for a de
posit of $500, bearing date of March 14,
886, in favor of Hugh O'Donnell, as the
same was canceled July, 1886.
WM. WEINSTET .
Insure in the Travelers'
Cash Assets, over $9,111,000.
Surplus, over - 2,129,000.
LOSS of SIGHT, HANDS or FEET
In proportions similar to the example here given
of a Policy for
$2,000 in event ofdeath; $2,000 for loss two eyes;
2,000 for loss 2 feet; $2,000 for loss 2 hands;
2,000 for loss hand and foot; $666 66 for loss
of a foot; $666.65 for loss of a hand; $10 a week
for Disabling Injury.
Policies cover travel on the cars, stage coach, horseback; also injuries or death re
ceived from lightning, drowning, bruises, cuts, scalds, burns, sprains, gunshot
wounds, kicks and bites of animals, and all the many accidents that happen in any
lawful avocation of life. Pays for Accidents in or out of your occupation. ~f'The
very best security for your money.
Numerous employes of the following mining and milling companies located in
Philipsburg and Granite carry our Policies, and numbers htve received the benefiti
of its protecting influences: GRANITE MT. MINING CO., BI-METALLIC CO.,
HOPE MINING CO.
INSURE IN THE TRAVELERS ! Not in irresponsible Hat-Passers, with empty
treasuries which Guarantee Nothing except the privilege of paying your own losses.
Mantle & Warren, Agents.
F. W. Voogt & Bro., Special Agents.
ALL ORDERS PROMPTLY FILLED. HARD WOOD FOP al Z
McIntyre & Matthews,
Hardware and Tinware,
Carry a Large Stock of the Famous Crescent Brands of Steel
For Mining and Other Purposes. This Steel is guaranteed equal to the best Brands
of foreign production, Store:-Broadway, Opposite Caplice & Smith's.
RESIDENCE LOTS! RESIDENCE LOTS!
Just South of Philipsburg
Five Minutes Walk from Postoffice.
Pleasantly Located Overlooking Valley
up and down and is well-protected from
winds. Water can be found in wells at a
death of from 15 to 20 feet, or brought from
the Water Company's reservoir, 90 rods
away. Plats can be seen at the office of
JOHN W. DAWISON.
Correspondence Solicited. PHILIPSBURG, 1MONTANA.
The RAILROAD is Here!
- _ AND OUR -
New Fall Goods
Are Arriving Daily,
- Consisting of
Suits, Overcoats, Men's Ladies' Under
Lined Canvas Suits, Blankets, Flan
nels Shirts, and everything in the
way of Clothing.
A Stylish Line of Hats
BOOTS AND SHOES for men, women and children. A choice
line of GROCERIES always on hand.
FEATHERMAN & CO.