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The Philipsburg mail. [volume] (Philipsburg, Mont.) 1887-current, January 27, 1899, Image 1

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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
Stages for Anaconda and Granite.
Firbt-Class Lervice.
BLACK AND WHITE HEARSES J. J. Carmichael, Proprietor.
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
SIJ ITS A Wool, Fall Weight
SUITS $5I up
Broadw.ay, Philipsburg.
Rough and Dressed Lumber, Shingles, Doors, Windows,
Building and Tar Paper at Lowest Prices.
A 4,AAL.A b
Thomas H. McGuire Received Five Serious
Cuts in a Saloon Row.
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
Geiger Is Declared Elected Senator From Flat
head County by a Vote of 14 to 9,
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
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
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.
Work Being Actively Prosecuted on a Number
of Our Most Important Properties.
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
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
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
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
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.

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