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VOL. XIII: NO. 1. PHILIPSBURG, GRANITE COUNTY, MONTANA, FRIDAY, JANUARY 27, 1899. PRICE: $3.00 A YEAR. .. JUST RECEIVED.. A New Line of Samples; 1000 to Select From. For Spring and Summer Clothing Come and Look Them Over and Observe Prices, X A Fit Guaranteed X AA Full Line of Men's, Boys', XHave Rubber Heels Put on Women's, Misses and Children's Your Shoes and Thereby Pre Rubbers to Keep Your Feet Dry vent Yourself From Slipping CITY LIVERY AND FEED STABLES -THE- -GOOD FINEST OUTFITS RIGS F ,OR IN TH COMMERCIAL COZWT MEN 'BUSSES TO AND FROM ALL TRAINS. Stages for Anaconda and Granite. Firbt-Class Lervice. BLACK AND WHITE HEARSES J. J. Carmichael, Proprietor. +--WHIEN BUYINGw- GROCERIES You Want the Best, Because the Best Are the Cheapest. PURE Michigan Brand, per Gallon.......$1 25 MAPLE Old Man's Brand, per Gallon....... 1 50 SYRUP Old-Fashioned Brand, per Gallon... 1 75 Bring Your Can and Get Some 6f Our Genuine Missouri Sorgum, Masonic . .Broadway, Building Philipsburg j *ANGUS JOHNSTON4@ ,MERCHANT TAILOR SIJ ITS A Wool, Fall Weight SUITS $5I up Broadw.ay, Philipsburg. THE MAIL FOR JOB PRINTING THEODORE ANDERSON, DEALER IN LUMBER AND COAL Rough and Dressed Lumber, Shingles, Doors, Windows, Building and Tar Paper at Lowest Prices. "THE CELEBRATED GALT HEATING COAL PENNSYLVANIA ANTHRACITE AND CUMBERLAND BLACKSMITH A 4,AAL.A b STABBING AT GARNET Thomas H. McGuire Received Five Serious Cuts in a Saloon Row. IT MAY RESULT IN HIS DEATH Four Men Placed Under Arrest and Lodged in Jail by Constable John Elkins, Charged With Assault With In tent to Commit Murder. A serious cutting affray over which. at least one man is expected to loose his life took place at Garnet last Tuesday evening. The trouble started in a saloon quarrel and Thomas H. McGuire was stabbed five times in the body and shoulders, which will undoubtedly prove fatal. The parties engaged in the cut ting are Mike Lavelle, John Lavelle, Dan McPherson and Jos. Irwin, all of whom are now safely lodged in the county jail in this city. Constable John Elkins made the arrest and a prelimi nary hearing before Justice of the Peace R A. Childs at Garnet was had, which resulted in the prisoners being ordered committed without bail e L a charge of assault with intent to conmmit murder. The affair threatened to ca use a lynch ing bee at Garnet for a time and the citizens were very much aroused, but the officers took every precaution and removed the prisoners to Drunmnond as quick as possible, and there they were held Wednesday night and on Thurs day's train were brought to this city by Constable John Elkins. According to information received from Garnet yesterday the injured man, Thomas H. McGuire. is in a very criti cal condition-at the point of death- and no hopes are entertained for his re covery. The exact cause that led up to the trouble has not been learned, but it is thought to have been nothing more than a saloon row. All of the men concerned in the un fortunate affair have been residents of Garnet for some time and the serious ending is deeply regretted. "TWO HEARTS THAT BEAT AS ONE." At Pretty Wedding Takes Place Last Sun. day Evening at the Catholic Church. The marriage of Miss Mary Orr and Mr. Florian Winninghoff attracted many residents of this community to the Catholic church last Sunday even ing and before the time announced for the ceremony had arrived the spacious church was filled with friends and well wishers of the happy couple, and every pew was occupied. Shortly after 7:30 o'clock the bride and groom, attended by Miss Teresa Orr and Mr. Charles Arthurson as bridesmaid and grooms man, arrived in a carriage and were ushered to a front pew which had been reserved for them. In a few moments Rev. R. DeRyckere took his position be fore the altar and the contracting part ies advanced to be joined for life. The ceremony was brief and in conformity with the laws and usages of the Catho lic religion. At the conclusion of the ceremony the happy couple were driven to the home of the bride's father on East Kearney street. where they received the congratulations of their many friends and an delicious wedding supper was served. The occasion was a quiet af fair, invitations being limited to rela tives of the contracting parties only. Both of the young people are well known and highly respected in this community, where they have made their home for many years, and especially the bride, who grew up in Philipsburg from childhood. Mr. Winninghoff is a highly respected young man, very popular with.his.associates, and of many good traits and excellent habits. The members of the Philipsburg Cor net band most agreeably surprised the happy couple about 10 o'clock in 'the evening with several selections, to which the groom promptly responded and in a manner very appropriate to the oc casion. Mr. and Mrs. Florian Winninghaff are now comfortably located in a cot tage on Sutter street, at which place tqey will be at home to their friends. TThe Mail joins a large circle of friends and acquaintances in extending con gratulations. Safe Return of the Missionaries. Lon R. Hose, of the Citizens Call, and Dr. S. W. Minshall, of this city, have returned from Helena, where they had been engaged, in missionary work. A peculiar circumpstance associated with the return of these gentlemen from the Capital City was that each one received a shipment of household furniture from Helena tee following day. Whether this was merely a coincidence or whether the furniture was forwarded as a com pensation for their services rendered while at Helena, we are not in a posi tion to say. This style of remuneration, if it was such, may be excusable in the medical profession, but a newspaper man ought to be subjected to censure for breaking the rule. The Mail ap proves the cash system now in vogue, and while furniture may be all right in its place it is too bunglesome a com modity to be adopted as a medium of exchange by the newspaper fraternity. Hitietallic Wood Contract. Under Sheriff J. D. Kennedy has se cured a contract from the Bimetallic company of hauling about 1000 cords of wood now in the yard at the Rumsey mill to the Bimetallic. This wood has been in the Rumsey yard since the shut down in '98 and is very desirable for the company at present. Mr. Kennedy's teams and several teams of Sheriff Geo. Metcalf are now engaged in moving the wood. A:Friendless Purp and an Ancient Tin Can. A canned dog, or, rather, a dog with a tin can attached to nis tail, created some excitement on Broadway last Sat urday. Unable to outrun his pursuer, the dog took refuge under Harry Mor gan's horse and cart, which made mat ters worse. A general mix-up resulted and the cart suffered considerable dam age before the frightened animal could be brought under control. Oppositlon to the lnounty Law Amendment. Considerable opposition has developed over the proposed amendment of the bounty law. The bill introduced by Representative Phelps reducing the bounty on coyotes to $1 will undoubted ly be referred to the committee on agri culture, with an amendment fixing the bounty on coyotes and wolf cubs at )$.5u. The wolf bounty will be left at $5. It is argued that the strict provisions of the bill as to the cancellation of hides and their identification, will prevent any further perpetration of bounty frauds and that the coyote should be worth more than $1 when dead. WHITESIDE IS UNSEATED Geiger Is Declared Elected Senator From Flat head County by a Vote of 14 to 9, THE GRAND JURY REPORTS Evidence Produced in the Bribery Scandal Insufficient to Sustain the Charges. It Was the Most Sensational Day of the Session-The Vote. Yesterday was another memorable day of the sixth legislative assembly, and the personal safety of several members was in peril. A fist fight is reported to have occurred at the Hotel Helena, and gun plays were momen tarily expected. Last evening, it is said, many members of the assembly Were going armed. The Whiteside-Geiger contest was decided in the senate yesterday after on, Senator Riddell introduced a ~solution declaring that J. H. Geiger had received a majority of votes for state senator in Flathead county anut as such was entitled to a seat in the state senate, which was carried by a vote of 14 to 9. Mr. Whiteside made a few remarks, thanking the officers or their uniform kinuness, and saying it was with mal ice toward none and charity to all that he retired from the senate. Mr. Geiger.Whiteside's successor, was then escorted before the senate, and Lieu tenant-Governor Spriggs administered the oath of office. Senator Geiger, on taking his seat, thanked the senate for the justice shown in the contest and promised to honestly represent his con stituents. Grand Jury Report. The grand jury, which had been called to investigate the bribery charges, reported, which is in part as follows: "We have carefully weighed all the evidence submitted to us, and while there has been some evidence which tends to show that money .has been used in connection with the elec tion of a U. S. senator, it has been contradicted and explained in such a way that all the evidence introduced before us, taken together, would not in our judgment warrant a conviction by trial jury." The grand jury has not vet completed its labors, and fur ther examination of the bribery charges will be made before a final report is submitted. The Vote for Senator. The vote for United States senator in the joint session yesterday (Thursday) was as follows: Clark, 40; Conrad, :30; Grubb (rep.), 15; Maginnis, 8; Fox, 1. Total, 94. Necessary to a choice, 48. No material change resulted in to day's (Friday) vote, which is: Clark, 40; Conrad, 29; Leonard (rep.), 16; Magin nis, 6; Fox, 3. Representative Hedges made a grand speech regarding .the position taken by the republicans and said they would re main firm to the last. A Pleasant Party. Mrs. Conrad Wipf entertained the members of her Sunday-school class last Friday evening a' her pleasant home on Upper Broadway. Music and games formed a part of the evening's enter tainment, but the most unique part was a scent contest, which read as follows: Lassies fair, and lads beware, Get your noses in condition: Bottled scents come to your care Pass them on with expedition. 'Ere you pass, each take a sniff, Let your nerve be quick and ready: Then write the name for Mrs. Wipf In your tablet, sure and steady. Virgie Yenter won the first prize and Herman Allison the booby prize, after which refreshments were served for which the hostess is noted. Those present were Miss Bessie Mar ble, Miss Pearl Yenter, Miss Minnie Brown, Miss Virgie Yenter, Miss Fannie Titus, Miss Mildred Sherrill, Miss Laura Simmons, Ernest Hubert, Brad West phal, Charles Larm, Herman Allion,. Hilma Hansen, Lytle Williams, Clar ence Sage, Conrad Wipf, Edward Mar ble, Fred Twohy, Miss Sallie Batterton, Miss M. A. Harrison, Mrs. J. H. Will iams and Mrs. James Hansen. GRANITE COUNTY MINES Work Being Actively Prosecuted on a Number of Our Most Important Properties. TALK OF QUIGLEY RESUMING Operations at the Cuno-Moose Lake a Promising Copper Country-Philips burg's Namesake Awarded a Med al--Granite to the Front. Granite is rapidly assuming its fur mer life and activity, and the busy little city on the hill will soon again become a worthy rival of Philipsburg, both in business and social affairs. During the palmy days of its early history the residents of Granite looked upon Philipsburg as a way-station which it was necessary to pass in or der to reach their city, and Granite wholesale merchants endeavored to convince local dealers of Philipsburg that it would be to their advantage to buy their goods at Granite instead of Butte or Helena, and some did not even exclude Chicago. The town of Granite was looked upon as the me tropolis of the county and the largest city in the state west of Butte. No larger stocks of merchandise, nor of better quality, than thosa carried by merchants of Granite could be found anywhere in the state. Every branch of business from banking institutions down to the public loan office was rep resented, and all did a flourishing business. More comfortable and ele gantly furnished homes than those lo cated at Granite could not be desired by the most extravagant, and the so cial good feeling among the residents will ever be among the pleasant recol lections of those who had the fortune of living, at least for a timue, in the pleasant little city from which our county derived its name. It was in deed a splendid business town; its streets and business houses were well lighted by electricity, and the tourist and traveler could here enjoy the same comforts as in Chicago or any other city equipped with all the modern conveniences. Here one could buy foreign and domestic exchange for any desired amount, or deal in mining stocks and other securities as readily as if in New York. Everybody was prosperous and doing well. All earned good wages and spent their money as easy and with the best of grace, know ing that the supply furnished by the mines was good for many years to come. This was before the crash. Early in the spring of '93 it began to be whis pered about that if the price of silver dropped below the 70 mark the mines would be closed down, but no great amount of attention was paid to the gossip by the residents generally, and the time passed without any notable change until the 1st of July, 1593, when the announcement was made that the orders had arrived from the home office of the companies at St. Louis to suspend operations. Here begins a new chapter in the history of Granite. When it was learned that the instructions were to bulkhead the mines and lift the pumps every resident of Granite at once re alized the result, and after becoming reconciled to their fate, those who possibly could departed for other places, and the little city soon pre sented an entirely different view. Merchants removed their goods, and the elegant plate-glass windows were boarded up. This continued until the inhabitants of Granute numbered about fifty people, mostly women and chil dren, and the town, which at one time had a population of nearly 3,000, pre. sented a site of desolation and des pair. During the summer of '98 the re action set in, and the consolidation of the Granite and Bimetallic com panies was the first encouragement re ceived looking toward a resumption of the mines. Soon thereafter the new company began' to employ a few men, and the Bimetallic mine was being overhauled and put in shape for work. The mill at Clark was thoroughly re paired, and the gradual resumption followed. A plant has been construct ed for the purpose of concentrating the ores from the Granite and Bi metallic dumps, and excellent results are reported. The boilers at the Gran ite mine, after a suspension of nearly six years, have again beQn fired, and the few residents who remained and devoted five years of their lives to pa tient endurance have just cause for rejoicing. With the resumption of the mines the town of Granite is gradu. ally recovering, and some of its for mer life and activity is returning. Several months will undoubtedly pass before any great amount of its former prosperity will be noticeable to a marked degree, but the close of the present year will find Granite one of the liveliest mining camps in the state. AMONG THE LEDGES, The Majestic Mining Co. to Resumlne. After several years of patient endur ance the tew remaining residents of Quigley have received the welcome news that operations will soon be re sumed on the properties of the ill-fated Golden Scepter Co. Mr. J. R. McDon ald, promoter of the Majestic Mining Co.; who has been engaged for some time in an effort to float sufficient bonds to realize $800,000 (this being the amount required to complete and start the works), at last wired the long-hoped-for information that the necessary funds had been secured and that work would be resumed not later that April 1st. According to advices received Mr. McDonald, who is at present in Mil waukee. Wis., has perfected all ar rangements and the completion of this gigantic enterprise is now assured. The resumption of the Quigley mines means much for Granite county, and their successful operation will do more towards encouraging outside capital to invest in Granite county mining enter prises than anything else. The oper ations of the Golden Scepter Co. are known throughout the entire United States, and the downfall of that com pany necessarily created some question in many instances as to the actual value of the mines, and until successful oper ation demonstrates their value future investments will be retarded to some extent. It is believed that the mines at Quig ley are among the best and most valu able gold properties.known. and while the ore is of a low grade it is free mill ing and exists in immense quantities. which permits operations on a large scale and for that reason more desirable than a small ledge of higher grade ore. The expense of mining the ore at the Jumbo mine is very light, since a whole mountmiin of it is in sight and can be quarried without handling any waste whatever. The entire works will be operated by electricity, which is gener ated by water power from Rock creek. The enterprise is aimong the largest ever undertaken in this state and its sun'cess is of unusual signiticanlce and import an'ce to, thel resii eats of this county. The town iof Quigley during the sum mer of three years ago hadl a Ipopulation of nearly 200). whic'h has dwindled down to about .50 people(' at the present time. The resmnuption will crealte ia notable chanIge on Lower lRock (creek and it is hoped that the nois, of ;a hustling mining c amp, full of life and activity, will, before many days, again replace the sicenes of lonotonly and si lence now gracing the Hbnks of the crýek at Quigley. The C(tno. G. B. Ballard has a force of nine men employed at the Cunia mine on Hope hill-seven on day shift and two at night. Most of the work is being done at the 140-foot level, where a good deal of ore is in sight. The hoisting is being done with a whim. Owing to a shut down of James Patten's Sweet Home mill where the ore of the C(uno mine is being treated no ore is taken out at present. The bins, however, are filled with ore, and as soon as the necessary repairs at the mill are completed ore hauling will again he commenced, and the indications are that the mill will be kept busy for some time. Substantial buildings, including a shaft and whim house, stable. blacksnmith-shop, ore bins, etc., make the Cuno mine a most com fortable place to work. Moo(,e Lake Copper Propertles. According to reports received from Moose lake, the copper properties in that section are showing up in splendid shape. Mountains of ore are in sight and experienced mining men claim that as far as developed the Moose lake cop per properties excel anything known in the state. Only a comparatively small amount of work has been performed, however, and the actual value of the properties is yet to be determined. It is the general belief that if some com pany would come into control, with suf ficient capital to erect works for the re duction of the ore, Moose Lake would soon be among the busiest mining camps in the state. The (Golld 11111 1Mlling Company. Joseph Dixon made a trip to the head of Gold creek last week to inspect the properties of the Gold Hill Mining Co. in that section. The Gold Hill Mining Co. is composed of practically the same parties as the Granite-Bimetallic com pany, and a resumption of this promis ing property is said to be among the possibilities of the present year. Awarded a Medal of Honor. Philip Deidesheimer, the veterai Com stock miner from whom Philipsburg de rived its name, is still among the inhabi tants of this globe. Mr. Deidesheimer was awarded a medal of honor by the commissioners of the Omaha.exposition for his model of the Comstock (Nevada) mine timbering system, which is one of his inventions. The Sweet Home. James Patten has several men em ployed at the Sweet ITome mine and it is said that some very good ore has been struck. The Sweet Home is among the best properties in this sec tion and some excellent ore has been taken out and worked at the Sweet Home mill. Dan Blrran AttachIed. - Attachment proceedings have been commenced by A. J. Dunlap of Ana conda against Dan Birran of Moose' Lake and all the mining property owned by Mr. Birran at that place has been levied upon. The Belmont. The Belmont, another mine owned by James Patten east of Hope hill, is said to be looking very well, although oper. ations at this place have been tempoer arily suspended.