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Ve SW lipUbZWbUt 9aiL VOL. XIII: NO. a. PHILIPSBURG, GRANITE COUNTY, MONTANA, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 10,1899. PRICE: $3.00 A YEAR. ..JUST RECEIVED .. R 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 XA Full Line of Men's, Boys', Have Rubber Heels Put on Women's, Misses and Children's Your Shoes and Thereby Pre. i Rubbers to Keep Your Feet Dry vent Yourself From Slipping t ti CITY LIVERY AND FEED STABLES -THE- -GOOD FINKT , OUTFITS RIGS * "" I,,, , C-MMERCIAL LZ"IV MEN 'BUSSES TO AND FROM ALL TRAINS. Stages for Anaconda and Granite. Firbnt-Class Bervine. BLACK AND WHITE HEARSES J. J. Carmichael, Proprietor. OUR FIRST ..SPECIAL.. FOR ONE WEEK ONLY W NE oS TO THE.UoLIC:NG IN DUCEMENTS AL THE PUBLIC: First Class Tomatoes ..... "........... ... " 10 Cans for $1.00 First Class Corn . .. .............tgsfr.... A10 Cans for 1.00 First Class Early June Peas.. ... . ....F. ...a 10 Cans for 1.00 First Class String Beans........ ......... 10 Cans for 1.00 These Prices Hold Good Until Tuesday, Feb. 14, 8 p. m. JUST RECEIVED FINE LOT OFSTRITLY BIH RANCH Masonic JOHN NEU, Broadway, Building CROCER- Philipsburg *ANGUS JOHNSTON00 MERCHANT TAILOR SU IT S All Wool, Fal Weight Broadway, Philipsburg. THEODORE ANDERSON, DllRll 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 ,** . ql,.4b -,' -----,.b'q.,. THE MAIL FOR JOB PRINTING H YT R 8o L o m a cro TENTS AND AWNINOS MADE TO ORDER IsritUre NeatlU Repared OSCAR DURAND, Ii mi Colemau Bldg, Broadway, Philipeburg. 6*I***********'**4** ***4 N******** Receives the Necessary Two-Thirds' Vote in t the United States Senate, THE VOTE 57 FOR TO 27 AGAINST r The Most Important and Exciting Measure That Has Come Before That Body in Many Years-The Presi dent Much Gratified. The peace treaty, which formally concludes hostilities between the ] United States and Spain, was ratified e by the United States senate at Wash ington last Monday by a vote of 57 for and 27 against, being one more than the necessary two-thirds-Sena tors Carter and Mantle both voting for it. It was the most important vote taken in the senate since the silver purchasing clause-of the Sherman law was reoealed, and the result is very gratifying to the government. The question at issue was one of moment ous importance, and much anxiety had been caused by the uncertainty which attended the matter. The news of the attack made by the insurgent forces upon the American troops at Manila last Sunday no doubt contributed its share of influence upon the s nators, and several who would have otherwise opposed the ratification of the treaty voted in favor of it. The news of the ratification was conveyed to the white house immediately, and the president expressed himself as being much grat ified at the result. Shortly after, the secretary of the senate appeared at the white house and delivered tile treaty to the president. THE POWELL COUNTY BILL. Senator Phillips Introduces It in the Sen ate-B-oundaries and Officers. Senator Phillips last Friday intro duced a bill for the creation of Powell county. A complete set of officers is named and the promoters of the bill claim to have every confidence in the success of their measure. The bound = aries of the proposed new county and the gentlemen named for the several offices are as follows: All that territory in Deer Lodge county north of the section line com mencing at the southeast corner of section 14, township 6 north, range 8 west, and running thence west to the boundary line between Granite and Deer Lodge counties. The hill cedes a strip of territory from the extreme northwestern corner of Deer Louge to Flathead county. James R Marcum of Helmville, Charles H. Williams of Garrison, D. C. McKenzie of Avon, are named for county commissioners; A. D. Peck of Deer Lodge, treasurer; B. F. Brown of Garrison, sheriff; R. G. Humber of Deer Lodge, clerk and recorder; J. T. Uhl of Pioneer, assessor; N. Y. Hoss of Deer Lodge, clerk of the court; Anna Quigley of Blackfoot, superin tendent of schools; Orreu Emerson of Deer Lodge. county attorney; M. D. Platuer of Elliston, coroner; J. Y. Batterton of Deer Lodge, public ad ministrator; H. S. Reed jr. of Deer Lodge, surveyor. The bill was referred to the commit ! tee on counties. CITY COUNCIL MEETING. Questlon of Reapportioning the City Is Taken Up and Discussed. The city council held a meeting last Monday evening, Mayor Charles Boyd and all of the aldermen being present. A number of bills, covering the cur rent expenses of the city, were allowed. A bill from the county for rent for the old city jail was read, and upon recommendation of the finance com mittee; was laid over for investiga tion. The clerx read a petition signed by thirty-one residents of Parker's addi tion, praying that the city limits be extended so as to include Parkerville; but no action was taken in the matter. Another petition, signed by about 90 residents and taxpayers of the city, asking that the city be re-districted on a more equitable basis, was read and referred to the following committee: Aldermen A. A. McDonald, Thomas Botscheider and Mayor Charles Boyd. Alderman Theodore Anderson read and introduced a pronosed ordinance establishing new boundary lines for the several wards, which was referred to the same committee, with instruc tions to investigate the matter of re districting the city and to report at the next meeting of the council. Mr. D. N. McDonald was present and addressed the council on behalf of the residents of the third ward, stat ing why the - city should be re districted on a fairer basis. Mr. John R. McKenzie appeared be fore the council, complaining that the waste water from the round house is damaging his property. The round house is situated within the city liin its, and Mr. McKenzie stated that he had been informed by the county at torney that it devolved upon the city council to have the nuisance stopped. After some discussion the matter was referred to the following committee: Aldermen A. A. McDonald. George A. Cartier and Thomas Butscheider, to investigate. Alderman Botscheider reported that the supply of water In the reservoir was very short, and called attention to the fact that in case of a fire the city would have no protection whatever, since what little water is in the pipes would be exhausted in a very short time and the pressure would not be S fflciolent to do any good. Mr. Bot scheider stated that the water had been measured repeatedly and the in flow at the reservoir varied from ten to thirteen inches. The water in the A reservoir had gradually diminished un til only a foot of water and about two feet of mud remained. Mayor Boyd informed the council T that the water company hadm ade ar ripagements with the Hope Mining company to connect the Hope water mails with those of the city, and that the Hope water was turned into the city water mains last Sunday. Mr. Botscheider replied that he vis ited the reservoir about 3 o'clock Monday afternoon and found it nearly 11 empty, so that the gravel could be c seen. h After some further discussion the b matter was dropped. There being no other business the t council adjourned. a THE GRANITE-BIMETALLIC CO. EXTENSIVE OPERATIONSN IBlEING (All ON RIGHT ALON(G. Work of Connecting the Granite at the 1400-Foot Level With the Ilifnre tallic - Milning Notes. A report contained in one of the Hel ena papers a few days ago to the effect that the Granite-Bimetallic Co. mines at Philipsburg had closed down is abso lutely false and no foundation whatever exists for such a rumor. The work of getting the mines in shape for more ex 3 tensive operations is steadily progressing and favorable results are being accom plisherd. The work of driving the drain tunnel, which will tap the Granite mine at the 1400-foot level, is somewhat inter fering with the mining of ore, and a sufficient supply to keep the Bimetallic mill running to its full capacity has not been taken out during the past week or II ten days.- For this reason over half of s the mill has been closed down, which resulted in the laying off of a few men. The water is being pumped from the e Granite mine as fast as it can be done L. and the connection between the two d mines will soon be made. Several l w'ka, however, will yet be required to complete this work and until that time a no material change will take place. _ A great deal of repairing is necessary in f the timbering of the mines, especially 8 in the Granite, which has been filled wa ith water since the summnner of 1893, c and the force of miners to he employed s will not be quite as large in the begin nle ing as some may expect, but will be :0 increased gradually as conditions war rant. That the company intends to operate on an extensive scale is evident from the fact that large wood contracts have been awarded and the vast amount of money already expended in repairing tne mill, c:nstrncting tramways, re f timberinm the mines, and piumping the water from the Granite, which is, in it a self, no small undertaking. If the conm s; pany did not contemplate to operate its . mines on a large scale, thousands of of dollars of good hard money would not ) have been expended in putting the t mines in shape for work, and any rumor 3. of a shut-down may be promptly ac er cepted as being without any foundation whatever. A Glut of Ore. G. B. Ballard has laid off his men at the Cuno mine for a few days. every possible space that could be used for storing ore having been filled. Since the closing down for repairs of James Patten's mill, the mine has been put in excellent shape, and there is suffi cient ore blocked out to keep the mill running for some time. The ore bins and every other available space have been filled with ore and tons in the mine are ready to be hoisted. As soon as the mill starts up again work at the Cuno will be resumed. The work of repairing the mill and placing the ad ditional machinery in position has been retarded to some extent by the re: cent cold weather, and several weeks will perhaps be required before the mill will be ready to start. Shipment from the Scratchawl. Another car of ore from the Scratch awl mine at Tower was shipped last Tuesday. This promising mine ad joins the Trout and Salmon, which have yielded thousands of dollars in the past, and is owned by Mr. H. Schnepel, of this city. The mine is being operated under a lease by Messrs. Al Gillis, George Tiplady and Michael Maher, who are said to be making a fair profit over and above all expenses. It is reported that the mine is looking exceedingly well at present and that the leasers feel much encouraged over their prospect. Wallace LeDernie, who has secured a lease on the Salmon, had also several tons of first-class ore out, which was shipped in the same car. The Lookout Mine. Messrs Smith and Kent have shipped another carload of high grade ore from the Lookout property on Ross' Fork. P. A. Shilling has been engagedin haul ing the ore to the railroad station in this city and finished loading the car today. The ore is being shipped to the i East Helena smelters and will no doubt net the owners a very handsome return. Several men are now employed at the mine and it is the intention of Messrs Smith and Kent to get out another car t load before spring. TIf BATTLE AT MIANILA at Several Thousand Filipinos Attack the Amer- N ican Troops at Night. ANOTHER AMERICAN VICTORY M Thousands of the Semi-Savages Killed, (x Wounded and Taken Prisoner, While F Our Losses Were Extremely E Light in Comparison. d Last Sunday, February 5, the Phil ippine insurgents attacked the Ameri can forces, but were repulsed with I heavy loss. The attack had evidently been planned, and Saturday night three Filipinos repeatedly advanced to and passed the outposts of the Ne braska regiment with the intention of drawing the sentries' fire. They were warned not to repeat the experiment, but when they returned a third time they were challenged, and disobeying the command the sentry fired, killing one and woundting another. An insur- c gent signal gun was fired from a block a house, and the attack was commenced I immediately upon the American forces. The firing became general, and con tinued throughout the night, the war ships Charleston and Callao and the monitor, Monannock, shelling the trenches occupied by the insurgents. At daybreak the real battle commenced I and the insurgents were driven back with enormous losses. The shells from the warships did fearful execution and it is reported that about 2000 Filipinos were killed, 5000 wounded and :1500 taken prisoner. American losses were light and are estimated at 20 men killed and 125 wounded. The city of Manila and surrounding country is under complete control of General Otis. Many of the insurgents were driven into the Passig river and drowned. The attack had been anticipated and the Americans had been fully pre pared. every precaution having been taken. The wounded insurgents are being cared for at the American hos pitals. The Montana regiment was in the midst of the fire and covered itself with glory, their loss being one man missing. one seriously and four slight. ly wounded. Some of the insurgents are well armed with MIauser rifles, and they are also in possession of several field pieces and rapid fire guns. A good deal of bravery was exhibited on both sides. A force of 700 naked insurgents faced the American artillery with bows and arrows, and the ground was literally · covered with dead and wounded na t tives. By 1 o'clock Sunday the insur s gents were completely routed and those t not captured fled into the interior. The Kittie O'lirlen P'ropnerty. e .The Butte Mining and Milling Co., of which Mr. E. E. Congdon of this city is president, recently sold one of its valu ' able mining claims near Butte known as the Kittie O'Brien. The purchasers it are Boston capitalists and the price paid e was a very handsome sunm. Mr. Matt r W. Alderson, who is well known in this section, was instrumental in closing the n deal. Mr. Alderson is now in Boston making arrangements for the extensive operations of the property. A hoisting plant and mill is to be erected at once. it The Butte Mining and Milling Co. are the owners of the Gold Flint group near Butte, consisting of five patented claims, the Kittie O'Brien being one of e the group. Mr. Congdon visited Butte is last week, and the sale was agreed It upon at that time. RICHARD PAGE PASSES AWAY. Died in Granite Last Friday and Was Hurled Sunday Afternoon. Died--In Granite, on Friday, Feb. 3, 1899, Richard Page, a native of Eng land, age 61 years, 1 month, 13 days. Mr. Page had been an invalid for several days, suffering from mill-dust consumption, and his death was not un expected by his family and friends. He was born in Manchester, England, in December, 1838, and in 1863 came to Halifax, N. S., where he was married two years later to Miss Ann Harrington. During the year 1877 Mr. Page and his family removed to Missouri and in 1886 came to Montana. During his many years of residence in this section Mr. Page was employed by the Granite Mining Go. and as an upright and hon orable citizen he enjoyed the respect of the entire community. Nearly nine of the years of his life were spent in the British army, from which he was hon orably discharged. Mr. Page became united with the Methodist church during his residence in Missouri. Of his family, which num bered nine members at one time, only four now remain-three cons and one daughter. The cause of his death was consump tion, contracted by inhaling mill dust, a disease which claims many victims from among those who are employed in dry mines and dry crushing quartz mills. During the past month Mr. Page's condition has been gradually growing worse, until about midnight Feb. 3d. when, in the presence of his family, he breathed his last. Deceased was an honored member of Ruby Lodge No. 36, A. F. and A. M., of Granite, which organization took I charge of his remains. Mr. Page was a good man and his death is deplored by the community. The funeral took place last Sunday afternoon from the Presbyterian church at Granite, the services being held by Rev. J. B. Butter, after which the Masons took charge of the remains and escorted them to the Philipsburg Ceme tery, where interment was made with Masonic honors. At Philipsburg, the procession was joined by members of Flint Creek Lodge No. 11, A. F. and A. M., and from here the Masons marched to the cemetery. About thirty vehicles were in line notwithstanding the severe cold. Deceased leaves a daughter, Mrs. Fred Pongratz, and three sons, Vatis, Edward and John Page, to mourn his death, to whom the community, includ ing The Mail, extends its sincerest sympathy. SENATOR CARTER'S MEASURE. It Proposes to Approliriate 5,000,000 to Constrlut ieservoirs. An amendment to the river and har bor bill appropriating $5,000,000 for the construction of reservoirs and can als to conduct water from them to streams in the arid land sections o the several states and territories has been presented in the United States senate by Senator Carter. The sum is to be expended in making surveys for canals and in constructing reservoirs and making necessary improvements for the storage of water from the prin cipal streams-the rights-of-way for canals and sites of reservoirs to be ac quired by purchase, if necessary. The United States, by the provi sions of the amendnment, is to facili tate the distribution of water from the reservoirs over the arid land in the vi. cinity, but subject to existing laws and regulations of the several states. More Talk of Iie-opening Intlia', 11ntis. 1 The talk of re-opening the India mints is again being revived, and it is claimed that a majority of the Indian currency committee is in favor of f adopting the silver standard and re opening the Indian mints to free coinage. Currency experts have ad vised the committee that the ratio i should he about 22'.. to one, and that the co-operation of the United States a and China with India would be very e desirable. The Chicago Tribune in a . recent issue, contained the following: "It is said by members of the In e dian currency comnmittee that an influ f ential section of the committee favors n India's reverting to the silver standard and re-opening her mints to free coinage. 11 "Several currency experts who were e recently examined by the committee a have advocated an arrangement with ,f the United States under which Amer . ica, China and India shall provide for ii the free coinage of silver at the ratio d of 22' to one. " y 'The New liounty Law. Much interest is being taken in the te bounty law by st cknmen and the bill introdt-ed by Phelps meets with gene ral approval, excepting the reduction of the coyote bounty to $1. The commit ,t tee on stockgrowing. to whom this bill is had been referred, has reported a sub - stitute which fixes the bounty on n coyotes at $2. and the same figure ap rs plies to wolf cubs. 'I he. bounty on id wolves remains the same as originally tt provided in the bill-$-5. This arrange is ment seems to be entirely satisfactory le to stockm'en generally and the enact ,,, ment of the Phelps bill will, to a great re extent, illiminate the sounty funds and g steals that have in the past been com e. mitted. - - -.- - A Publcll Building for Iutte. Senator Lee Mantle's bill appropri ating $20H),000 for a public building in Butte passed the house last Tuesday and is now awaiting the signature of the president. This is the same bill which Senator Mantle introduced dur ing the last session, and at that time it passed the senate but was defeated in the house on account of a long speech delivered by Mr. Hartman in favor of the bill. The an.ount appropriated will be sufficient to erect a handsome struc ture in the greatest mining camp on earth. Congressman Mercer of Nebras ka was chiefly instrumental in securing the passage of the bill in the house. Card of Thanks. The undersigned, in behalf of the relatives of Richard Page, deceased, de sires to express his sincere thanks and gratitude to all who so kindly assisted during Mr. Page's recent illness and after his death, and especially to the members of the Masonic fraternity, who took part in conferring the last rites. Respectfully, -Fred Pongratz. Senator Lee Mantle at It Again. Senator Lee Mantle has offered an other amendment to the sundry civil bill appropriating a sum sufficient to purchase a suitable site for the Butte public building, and last Wednesday secured a favorable report on his amend ment. Should this bill also become a law the federal structure in Butte would soon materialize. -- - To Survey Uns.rveyed Lands. Senator Carter has introduced a bill authorizing the commissioner of the general land office to survey lands with in the limits of any railroad grant upon application therefor in writing with the stare surveyor general. The railroad is also required to deposit enough money to pay the expenses of the survey. Changed from Gebo to Fr'-aberg. f The name of the railroad station at SGebo has been changed to Fromberg, in k honor of a large stockholder in the a Northern Pacific Railway Co.