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LAMAR. .... COLORADO. Even disagreeable people nerve n Rood purpose, for they teach us how not to be. Queen Alexandra has written a book. She won't have to look long for a publisher. Unfortunately the change in the British cabinet doesn’t give England n new poet laureate. Sir Alfred Charles Harmsworth's peerage entitles him to rank as Lord of Thirty-one Newspapers. Ever since the pencil sharpener was invented women have felt that they could get along without men. Any one can muster courage to meet great" trials, but it takes a genius of patience to endure the little ones. The most effective argument a charming woman can use to a man is i.n appealing “Don’t you think so?” Some man has just “thrown a rock nt Gen. Shafter.” The extraordinary thing about it Is that he missed him. Getting up In the middle of a winter night to run ninety miles might not seem such great sport to some peo ple. John Bartlett, compiler of the well known "Familiar Quotations,” is dead. “After life’s fitful fever, he sleeps well.” The Kansas City judge who decided that silk skirts are not a necessary of life should have consulted some mar ried man. Cato learned Greek at SO. and now a Chicago man 80 years old has se cured a marriage license. Another slap at Osier! How homelike and familiar that closing sentence of Capt. Amundsen’s message to Nansen: “Wire me $500 as soon as possible." Yes. Gentle Annie, it Is safe to mar ry on $1,000 a year: that is. It is Just ns safe ns it is to marry on any other amount per annum. Mr. Ryan acted like a bachelor. A bachelor, you know. Is a man who does not have to answer questions he doesn't want to answer. Personally, we wish Henry Slenke wlcz would devote less attention to Russian politics and hurry up with his Napoleon trlology Instead. In the studios they are betting that Artist Charles Dana Gibson will come back within two years v and re sume black and white. Why not? Girls, when he tells you your eyes are stnrs In the night in his life, re member that there are estimated to he something like 3,567,822 stars on view. The rich farmer who is using his automobile “to pump water and run his corn sheller," may not have a loctlc soul, but isn’t he intensely practical! “More money is lost on the race tracks of the country in one season than there lc in circulation." says a writer of sporting gossip. This Is also true of Wall street. "One can buy a modest little even ing hat for $50," says a fashion writer. Maybe so, but if it’s the one who sends her bills to us she Is electioneering for a jolt.—Chicago Journal. Now Jersey comes to the front with a tnuley cow that barks like a dog. Rut she will have to do better than that to beat the Massachusetts rabbit that attacked a man and bit off his nose. After reading that eight titled Eng lish hunters killed 3.300 pheasants in three days, the American live-pigeon shooter must feel that an apology Is due for some of the things said about him. Boston spends $0,500,000 yearly for baked beans, nnd if some statis tician will give the amount expended on eyeglasses it will be an easy mat ter to compute how much is left for luxuries. Uncle Russell Sage may not be co great a financier as J. Plerpont Mor gan. but he would like it noticed that nobody ever sold him an imposing col lection of liabilities in the guise of a railroad system. If English reporters were ns enter prising as their American confreres they would have informed the world before now whether the Princess Ena has given any orders to her dress maker for a wedding gown. One bold young reporter in New York had the audacity to nsk Sarah Bernhardt if it were really true that she is of German birth instead of French. And the goddess was so over come that M. Meyer had to .answer for her. A New York savings bank Js to erect a new $275,000 building, and fur nish homes for its unmarried employes under his own roof. Excuses for not being on hand at the opening of busl ness will be hard to find under this ar l&ngement. A Chicago woman demands a di vorce because her husband wanted her to keep boarders. That’s right, if a man can’t support his wife in the lux ry to which she has been accustomed by reading the newspapers he has no business to have a wife. The overfussy people may profitably ponder on this bit of philosophy from the Christian Register: “What is worth doing Is worth doing well, but It is not worth while to build a stone bridge when a single stick of Umber would serve the purpose.” AGRICULTURE IN COLORADO. COLORADO'S AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS. Hay, 1.800,000 tons, valued at $13,750,000 Wheat, 8,400,000 bushels, valued at 7,140,000 Corn, 2,640,000 bushels, valuedat 1,082,400 Corn, 2,640,000 bushels, valued at 1,680,000 Barley, 840,000 bushels, valued at 420,000 Garden truck (estimated) 2.250,000 Dairy products 10,161,599 Honey product 35,475 Potatoes 4,233,600 FIGURES SHOWING COLORADO’S GROWTH. 1905 1904 Beet Sugar, pounds 185,000,000 125,000,000 Total farm products, including sugar beets $55,158,650 $53,350,000 Live stock, value 45,800,000 42,176,000 COLORADO BEET SUGAR INDUST RY IN 1905. Total acreage, acres 85,032 Total tonnage, tons 929,447 Average yield per acre, tons __ 11 Total capital invested in factories outside of real estate owned... $13,250,000 Total money paid farmers for beets nt $5 per ton 4,647,235 Total money paid factory labor 1,060,000 Value of refined sugar at 4c. per pound 7,435,576 Capacity tons per Production No. of No. of Era- I’he Great Western Sugar Company— 24 hrs. in lbs. days run. ploves. Eaton 600 14,164,600 104 252 Greeley 600 15,312,200 111 240 Windsor 600 13,641,400 109 241 Fort Collins 1.200 24.080.000 109 478 Loveland 1,200 28,474,800 120 471 Longmont 1.200 23,649.000 114 475 Sterling 600 9,028,200 81* 278 Western Sugar and Land Company— , Grand Junction 500 6,939,200 SO 205 American Beet Sugar Company — Rocky Ford 1.000 23.996,800 127 C50** Lamar 400 8,972,300 123 500** National Sugar Manufacturing Co.— Sugar City 500 9 ; G15,100 101 595** Holly Sugar Company— Holly 600 8.015.800 71 431** Totals 185.889.400 4.81G •Beets diverted from Sterling to other points account of delay in comple tion of factory. ••Total number of men includes not only factory employes, but also men on factory farms. Factories In contemplation: Brpsh, Fort Morgan, Delta, Montrose. — RECEIPTS OF LIVE STOCK IN DENVER UNION STOCKYARDS FOR 190$ l AS COMPARED WITH 1904. ' l 1905 1904 Increase. J Cattle 286.797 265.462 21,335 , Hogs 191.058 161.954 29,104 , Sheep 741.598 519.190 222.408 , Horses and mules 15.447 13.437 2,010 | Total *. 1,234,900 960,043 \ Used in Denver. 1905 1904. 1 Cattle 51.900 47,162 1 Hogs 183,749 155,072 1 Sheep 97,866 87,316 1 Horses and mules 1,599 1,447 J Total 324.563 301,547 1 The year 1905 will go down in history as the commencement of a new era ' of Denver as a live stock market. While it was a record-making year in many reppeets. and especially in point of numbers of stock handled, the principal .’eature of the year was the advent here of the big eastern packers, who have j purchased a controlling interest in the stock yards and packing plants and announce that they will make an effort to make this one of the big markets j of the country. i NUMBER AND VALUE OF LIVE STOCK IN COLORADO. 1906 * 1905 . No. Head. Value. No. Head. Value. Range cattle 1.105.000 $19,890,000 1.145,000 $22,900,000 Milk cows 136.000 5.440.000 128.600 3.558.000 Hogs 123.000 1.213.000 110,000 773.300 Sheep 2.340.000 9.360.000 2.175.000 5.437,500 Horses and mules 198,000 9,900,000 226.100 10,326,000 Totals 3,902.000 $43,803,000 3.785,200 $42,995,000 OUTPUT OF LIVE STOCK AND WOOL FROM COLORADO, 19C5. 1905. 1904. Cattle $ 6.100.000 $ 6,520.000 Hogs 1.210.000 756.000 Sheep 5.161.000 3.260,000 Horses and mules 1.400.000 1,305.000 Wool 1.718,000 1,514.000 Totals $15,589,000 $13,355,000 FIGURES CONCERNING COLORADO RAILROADS. Number of miles of main track railroad in Colorado. June 30. 1903, as reported by the Interstate Commerce Commission 4,956.00 Number of miles of line per 100 square miles of territory 4.80 Number of miles of line per 10,000 inhabitants 86.30 Total mileage, including construction in 1905 5,168.15 Miles of Railroad Constructed in Colorado. Denver, Northwestern & Pacific (Moffat line) 30.00 Denver & Rio Grande (Farmington branch in Colorado) 18.15 Colorado & Northwestern (Eldora to Sunset) 20.00 Great Western (Sugar beet line) 26.00 Colorado* Southern (Fort Collins branch) 10.00 Union Pacific (to Baum mine) 8.00 Spurs, shiest racks and switches (all roads) 100.00 Total i ‘ : 212.15 Northern Colorado Potatoes. The potato crop of northern Colo- ’ rado for 1905 is estimated at 10,000 carloads, which is-twenty-five per cent, less than that of last year, which ex ceeded in quantity all previous potato < crops in this section. While this . year’s crop is 4,000 carloads short of the crop of last year. In all probability it will bring seventy-five per cent, more to its growers than did the 1904 i crop, twenty per cent, of which was lost for want of a market, while much of the crop brought prices far less than the actual cost of production. It is safe to say that this year’s crop < represents $2,000,000 and there is a prospect of an advance In price before . the crop is sold, adding a half-million ( to this. The crop is of superior qual ity nnd the potatoes of uniform size, smooth and fully matured, and conse , quently they will keep well. This fall a few of the growers, who) have no convenient place tdfstpltvslielr potato* ;. sold from the field. uojctflvi’ng from 60 cents to $1 a hundred pounds, clearing from 25 cents to 65 cents h hundred. Many stored their crop, con fident that the market price, which is now 70 cents a hundred, wll advance In the spring and that they will be amply n paid for the increased labor of storing which always necessitates resorting before the potatoes are placed on the marked The crop was 2.000 carloads more than was anticipated. Heavy rains fol lowed by hot weather packed the soil in the spring and prevented normal growth at that time. Blight attacked the vines later. However, the abun dance of water, the absence of hail and the long growing season counteracted these drawbacks. In the states of Wisconsin. Michi gan. Illinois and lowa, whose potato crops compete with that of Colorado, the yield was below normal and of in ferior quality, which assures the Colo rado farmer of a steady demand and a good market. , A careful estimate of the carload shipments made from different points in tlie northern Colorado district dur ing the last four years is as follows: Crop of 10« I. 1902. 1903. 1904. Owley -.nso 2.500 3.900 1.700 Wliulsor 325 60S r.OO 1.100. Timnath 200 250 300 500 t-’olt Collin- .... 200 .ton 250 200 Ault 150 250 300 1.400 I.UCf-rnc .300 500 I mm ! 20-1 Krrw-y 300 4»o l.fcoO 1.400 H-'r thoud A: Lovi land 500 500 500 *OO Vaiiou* ridetr’eks 325 Goo COO 1.800 Total 4.80 U 7.200 10.150 12.000 ! One of the largest crops of potatoes in northern Colorado was grown by A. B. McClave on the George Adams ranch, forty miles east of Greeley, near Grover. Fifteen thousand sacks of po tatoes were taken from 120 acres, forty acres of which yielded 220 sacks an acre. / ! The '5. L. and W. much, nine miles cast of Greeley, yielded 30.000 sacks of potatoes from 300 acres. In the Lone Tree district, seven miles east oi Gree ley, Peter Brown. Jr., harvested 4,800 sacks from seventy acres. M. Johnson’s potatoes went 125 sacks »o the acre, and F. Bronson dug 3,000 sacks from 30 acres in the same section. S. E. Robb harvested" 125 sacks an .acre and I). E. White, three miles west of Greeley, gathered 150 sacks from each of forty acres. This year there were three harvests of potatoes. First came the Early Ohios, gathered in July and grown near Pecl ham. La Salle and Big Bend, where the sandy soil develops an early crop. Late In the summer, blight * killed -he vines in some sections I which eansed the tubers to ripen and the digging of these made the second harvest. The blighted potatoes were not as large as they would have been had they grown three weeks longer, but they were of fair size and god quaUtf and brought profitable prices. COLORADO’S OIL PRODUCTION. Colorado’s oil output during the year 1905 amounted to 35.000,000 gallons of crude oil, oi 10,000.000 gallons of re fined oil. ’ The production of the Florence oil fields amount* '<» between 65,000 and 100,000 gallons of crude oil per day, or between 20 000 and 30,0(j) gallons of the refined product. Many new wells are being sunk' in this district, and the indications are that the output will be greatly increased, as the supply seenm practically inexhaustible. Boulder county is the second oil county in tin state, and produced about one-third as much oil as the Florence fields. Then- is a small independent refinery at Moulder which handles about one-fourth of the crude output. The remainder is sent to the Florence refinery, which plant is controlled by the oil trust. Routt count v, in the northwestern part of the Mate, has many good oil prospects, lint the fact that the crude oil would have to be carted in wagons for a great distance makes it unprofit able to work these fields. The Moffat road, now being built from Denver to Salt Lake City, "ill open this section of the state, and the prospects will be converted into producing wells as soon as the railroad is completed far enough to handle the crude urticle. Colorado Fruit Production. The following table, published by the fruit production of Colorado In the Denver Nows, gives an estimate of 1905 by counties: COUNTIES Acre- Gat'd value nit':, of Production. Adam* .... ■ • 900 S 2-952 Arapahoe 1.200 <2.000 Moulder 1.100 100.000 Meltu • 2.400 900.000 Denver . ... 1.700 115.000 I >,meins . *>3o 26,000 Fremont . . ls.ooo Cho.ooo Carflold . ... 6.500 470.000 JefTernon . 3.900 200.000 Martin<-r . ...10.300 380.000 1 .clean . . 400 10,000 MorRUII 600 12.000 Mnnlrimi' . 8.500 800,000 Montezuma . • ■ ■ 5.000 250.000 Mena . . . 7.200 740.000 (Hero . 3.800 228,000 I’rowern . 500 15.000 Pueblo 3.600 170.000 Weld 600 12,000 Total . . *5.243.000 Stock Feeding in Colorado. The stock feeding Industry in Colo rado has made wonderful advancement during the past few years, but in no previous year has the advancement been so marked as In the year Just ended. The ifienomenal advance In sheep values and the consequent great profits made by feeders has given an impetus to the feeding business that promises to last. Last year It is esti mated that elose to a million sheep and lambs were turned out of Colorado feed lots. It is believed that during the present season the number will exceed 1,200,000. The profits last sea son to the feeders was close to $2,000,- 000. During the coming season it is hoped that tin* profits will be as large, but the Increased price paid for the sheep and lambs on the range, makes this problematical. Thus far, condi tions In the feed lots have been ideal. Prices on the market are higher than ever and give every promise of contin uing. If they do. the profits will be fully as large l as last year. The greatest advance In sheep feed ing has been In the San Luis valley. A year ago the* number of sheep on feed In that section was estimated at 150,000. This year It is more than dou ble that number. The effort now being made to provide a market in Denver for all the sheep fattened in the state will still further boom this branch of the feeding business, as one of the greatest drawbacks to the business has been the long distance to market which causes a heavy shrinkage and a deterioration in the value of the ani nia: for slaughtering. Great Gunnison Tunnel. Colorado In the past year, has seen the beginning of what will be the greatest irrigation project in the state, in the I'r.compnhgre valley. The most important feature of this work will be the Gunnison tunnel, the longest and most wonderful of its kind in the coun try an*l i vobahly in the world. In all. l2.snrt.otM) has been allotted for the Unconipaligre work, of which more than sl.<*oo,ooo will be expended In the tunnel. The latter is now driven one and on*-fourth miles through the heart of the Rocky mountains, the bore piercing gravel, shale, adobe and gran ite. It will be 30,000 feet long and nat ural difficulties apparently insurmount able will have to bo overcome before it Is complete, which Is expected to be In the fall of 190 S. When this magnifi cent engineering feat is accomplished, and it is now progressing In away that indicates it will be finished in ac cordant- with the most sanguine ex pectations. it will reclaim for Colo rado a territory of from 100,000 to 130,- 000 acres of land. Colorado's Fame Spreading. Colorado has 66,500,000 acres of land, anil only 3.000.000 acres are un der cultivation of any kind. There are 25,500 farms and ranches in the state of Colorado. With her agricultural exhibition at the Louisiana Purchase Exposition held at St. Louis in 1904. the star of Colorado captured 626 prizes and medals. These 626 prizes were out of a total of 767 prizes of all kinds granted to the state in depart ments if industry. At the Lewis and Clark Exposition at Portland, held in the summer just past. 1905, the Colo rado agricultural exhibition received 265 gold. 143 silver, sixty-nine bronze medals, and forty-four honorable men tions. The appropriation for the pur pose was very small and the exhibi tion was composed of a scientifically selected collection of dried grains and grasses. Colorado’s Wheat Yield. Three hundred thousand acres of wheat. >-tiding an average of twenty light bushels to the acre, is the esti mated product In that great cereal for Colorado the past year. The estimates are made at the Agricultural college from such data as they have been able to secure. This is a total of 5.400.000 bushels. An average price for wheat was 85 cents on December loth, and this gives a total value to the crop of $7,140,000. Colorado Honey. Colorado bees in 1905 produced $33.- 473 worth of honey. This was a heavy failing off. According to the figures of the Colorado Honey Producers’ Asso ciation. which lias headquarters on Market street, this city, the product for 1904 was fifty-five cars, and in the year 19**5 only right and one-haif cars, i he pric* this year was stronger, rul ng at $3 per case. Last year, it brought only $2.40 a ease. For extra fine single cases as high as $4 was aid. COLORADO MINING DIVIDENDS. The grand total of dividends for 1905 from Colorado’s mines and placers, as published In the Denver News, foots up $15,930,527, a gain of $2,232,979 compared with 1904, or in excess or sixteen per cent.. The dividend total lor 1905 exceeds twenty-eight per cent, of the year’s output from the precious metal mines. 'Phis figure com pares with 29.0 per cent, in 1904, twenty-six per cent, in 1903 and 1902, with twenty per cent, in 1901, with twenty-eight per cent, in 1900, with twenty-four per cent. 1n_1899 and twen ty-one per cent, in 1898. For the eight years under notice the average reads 25.37 per cent., a figure waich means generous profit in legitimate mining intelligently and honestly con ducted. eight yens unde notice the aveage cads 25.37 per cent., a figure which means generous profit inlegitimate mining in teligently and honestly conducted. The follow, ig is the record by coun ties: Teller County. i’ortluml. k<>|<l i 1,200,000 Theresa, (told f>2.»,000 El I'll no. ifold DOJ.JOO Strattons indt-pi-nili-uct*. £>oo.ooo Kind ley. K«i<i 200.000 Elktou. sold 160.000 Vindicator. g«M 14.1.000 Wextern Investment Co., sold 120.000 St rolls. Sold 130.000 Hold Coin, sold 100.000 Monument, sold IUJ.*>4O Urunlle. sold 62,.>00 <>i>Wlen U>cle. sold 60.000 Unltcu (Sold Mine*, gold 40.0*10 Ulllon. gold 31.2-0 (Sold Sovereign, gold 27.000 .terry Jolimton, gold 26.000 Work, gold l-.UOO Uexington. gold 12,‘J-o Crlppie Creek Con., gold 10.000 Ml. Rosa. gold 10.000 Mllwutikee Mutual, gold 5.00 C Peggy, gold 4,00 S Reasers. gold 1.20Q.o»0 Total for Cripple Creek I 6.247.70 Gilpin County. Altlndorf allinc plant, gold $ 6.000 Caahler. gold ..... . l-. 000 East Not away. gold 16.000 Ontario, gold 7.6<*0 Old Town, gold 12*>.000 Hunnlng I .tale, gold 160,000 Gregory •'Buell, gold 10.000 Town I’opli m. gold 4.>.000 Hoderltrk Uliu. gold 10.000 East Boston, gold IU.UoO i H)> ago-Carr. gold 16.000 Cook, gold 25.000 Leuan. gold **».oo0 Total for Gilpin * 607.500 l.ake County. Reindeer, silver-lead * 300.000 Ibex, gold-silver 260.000 Iron silver, silver-zinc 250.000 'I win Bakes placer, gold 25.000 New Monnrcii. gold-silver 2-0.000 I.easeis. gold-silver 600.000 Total for Bake * 1,676.0410 Ouruy Counts'. Camp Bird, gold * 1.242.030 Bcusern. gold 2a.000 Total for Ouray.... * 1,267.030 San Juan County. Silver Bake, silver-lead $ 400.000 Gold King, gold llti.eoo Sunnytdde, gold-silver 2-O.tmo Silver Betlge, silver-lead 60.000 Bruners, gold-silver 60.000 Total for San Juan... * 866,000 Boulder County. I*ogan, gold * 40.000 Boulder County, gold-stiver 20.000 BeuserH, gold-silver 76.000 Total for Boulder * 135.000 Mineral County. United Mines, gold-lead t (4.001 Del Monti*, silver 100,000 Solomon, sllver-xlnc ioo.ooo Bachelor, gold 60.000 Now York-Chance, silver 30.000 Total for Mineral * 321.000 Clear Creek County. Jo* Reynolds, silver S 50.000 Specie Payment, gold uo.ouu Shatter, gold 10.000 Mattie, gold-silver 1-0.000 Waldorf, gold-silver CO.ooo Aliunde, silver-lead 60.000 Reusers, silver-lead 100,000 total for Clear Creek * 450.000 San Miguel County. Tom Bov. gold * 130.000 Rlberty Bell, gold 40.000 Alta, gold-silver 60,000 Keystone plaeer. go|«l 20.000 Smuggler-Union, gold-silver 60.000 Reusers, gold-silver 76.000 Total for San Miguol 6 385.000 Summit County. 1 Readers, gold-lead I 25.000 Total for Summit 8 25.000 Recapitulation. 1 Gold mines and placers S 7.523.270 Gold-silver mines 1,530.000 Gold-lead mines 69.000 Silver mines 180.000 Sliver-zinc mines 3-0.000 Silver-lead mines OP*.OOO Total direct for 1903 810.6C2.270 Add 10 per cent for close cor porations. mines owned by In dividuals. etc 1.05C.227 American Smelting and Refining Company, one-half of year's total 3.300.000 United States Reduction Com pany 118.37 4 National la-ad Company. one flftli of year's total 563.656 New Jersey Zinc Company, onc tlftli of year's total 240.000 Guggenheim Exploration I'ompa ny, one-third of year's total... 243.000 Grand total for 1903 815.930.627 Of tho $10,562,270 credited directly ito mines and placers, the stun of $2,125,000 came from leasers. In many cases the mines producing such dividends had been worked at 4 loss on company account. Ouray County Statistics. An estimate of the number of men employ 3d in the mines and milis of Ouray county by the Denver Republi can shows that about 2,100 men are employed, while the production of gold, silver, lead, copper and zinc is as fol lows: Gold, $2,380,000: silver, $575,000; lead and zinc. $290,000; copper, SB2. 000; making a total of $3,327,000 pro duced for the year 1905. Mining Notes. Boulder county is developing Ronv 1 fine mineral mines and outputted ore to the value of $1,000,000. The production of the United States Zinc Company at Pueblo for the year was 6,544 tons of metallic zinc, valued at $752,560. The zinc production of the state for the year is valued at $4,105,300. The output for 1904 was valued at $3,564.- 310. During the year the Camp Bird mine at Ouray yielded its owners a profit of $1,750,000. Thomas F. Walsh re ceived in royalties this year $368,475. Ouray county’s ore production for the year was worth $3,327,000. Great tunnel enterprises near Ouray prom iso a big increase in the ore production for the new year. Clear Creek and Gilpin counties come up smiling again this year with over $6,000,000 product in the precious metals. They have been mined for oyer, forty years and have not as yet been.scratched. San Juan mines increased their out put last year about twelve per cent. Many milling enterprises are being un dertaken near Silverton and one of the largest power plant projects in th:‘ state is approaching completion. 1* will supply light and power to many mines. Lake county still holds its place for heavy production since it was opened as a camp. In twenty-six years it has produced $328,457,146 worth of pre cious metals. This year it outputs $13.- 224.000 worth. Pretty boomy sort of a camp for an old-timer. The American Smelting and Refin ing Company treated at its five Colo rado smelters the enormous amount of 1.236,000 tons of ore. Jn 1904 the ton nage was 1.133,000. The mills of the United States Reduction and Refining Company treated 298,000 tons of ore. The metal ore tonnage of the state now closely approaches the 2,000,001? mark. COLORADO MINES IN 1905. METAL OUTPUT OF COLORADO BY COUNTIES. County. Gold. Silver. Lead. Copper. Zinc. Total. •Boulder ..$ 450,472 $ 45,845 $ 3,343 $ 3,548 $ $ 7(3,208 Chaffee ... 67.351 55,033 35,641 36,126 35,290 229,441 Clear Creek 858.410 844,634 259.971 66.813 117.328 2,147,156 Custer 56,527 67,239 6,595 2.016 132.377 Dolores . ... 58.010 83.025 11,TOO 4.200 172,500 329,495 Eagle 31.941 21.847 20,410 4,401 6,000 83,599 Gilpin 1,748.395 256,775 46,940 99,835 15,000 2,166,945 Gunnison . .. 37,352 92,681 10.881 2.231 7.500 150.045 Hinsdale . .. 9,306 35,901 54,635 1,812 5,452 107,106 Lake 1.405.690 5,870,618 2,401.452 741.362 4,657,500 15,076,622 La Plata ... 139,024 23,831 150 250 163,255 Mineral .... 221,831 1.150,000 700,634 161 439,363 2,511,989 Ouray 3.125,018 287.960 134,107 78,669 2,500 3,628,254 Park 212,960 38,329 39,754 1.314 292,357 Pitkin 1.437 1,510,609 908,715 1,314 54,202 2,476,277 Rio Grande . 3,281 1.455 Routt 24,380 200 24,580 Saguache... 4,941 46,274 36,687 6.658 3,500 98,060 San Juan ... 1,530.848 762.018 467,334 465.536 45,000 3.270,736 San Miguel . 2,105,548 606,071 349.413 44,872 3,104,901 Summit . ... 154,763 139,051 127.061 2.000 276,000 698,87a Teller 17,500,000 36,000 17,536,000 ••Other coun- ties 58,510 775 1.635 60.920 Totals'. ..$29,805,995 $11,975,171 $5,615,483 $1,504,763 $5,836,135 $55,067,547 •Boulder county is credited with 300 tons of ferro-tungsten concentrates, at S9OO per ton, $270,000. ••Includes $50,000 gold for two dredges in Jefferson county. Chemicals extracted from ores at chemical works In Denver foot up $900,- 000 In value. The above table is published in the Denver News of January 1, 1906. COLORADO COMPARATIVE MINERAL OUTPUT STATEMENT: 1905. 1904. Gold $25,535,057 $24,325,1^1 Silver 8,501,233 8.840.0. W. Le a( ] 5,480.799 4,645,1^ Copper 1,634,933 1,287,621 Zj nc 4,105,500 3,564,3 U> Totals $15,257,522 $42,662,282 COLORADO METAL OUTPUT, 1859 TO JANUARY 1, 1906: Gold .7.77777. $379,644,882 Silver 383,553.273 Lead 118,989,076 Copper 19,030,855 Zinc U.U7ATA Total $917,365,509 COAL PRODUCTION OF COLORADO FOR 1905. Total output, tons 8,805,214 Worth at mine, at sl.lO $9,685,73^* Number of mines in operation _ Tons of lignite coal produced 1,354,748 Tons of semi-bituminous coal produced (> T3 Tons of bituminous coal produced 6,632,890 Tons of anthracite coal produced 60,503 Tons of unclassified coal produced, estimated 100,000 Total tonnage of coal produced 8,906,214 Total tonnage of coal produced in 1904 6,776,561 Increase for year 1905 2,128,663 Total tons of coke produced 1,165,3« t Total number of coke ovens Total number of employes at the coke ovens 1.21 8 Total number of employes In and about tho mines 11,891 Production of Coal by Counties. Counties. 1904. 1905. Inc. Dec. Boulder 750.303 861.124 110,821 Delta 10,828 9.504 1.324 El Pafto 251.303 198.896 52,407 Fremont 282,174 544.359 262,185 Garfield 191,582 139.163 52.419 Gunnison 496.939 505,782 108,843 Huerfano 1,109,724 1,340.236 230.512 Jefferson 116,617 190,813 74,196 Las Animas 2.895.801 4.375.692 1.479.891 0., La. Plata 138.012 151.478 13,466 ./( Mesa 29,550 39,531 7,981 Montezuma 500 380 120 Pitkin 264,600 344.341 79,741 Weld 108.618 103.915 4.703 Small mines 130,000 130,00" Total tonnage 6,776,551 8,805,214 2,369,636 240,9«3 Increase for 1905, 2,218,663 tons. Gold Bullion at Denver Mint. Following is a statement of the amount of gold bullion operated on at the United States mint in Denver dur ing the calendar year 1905: BouVdVr * Clear Creek Gilpin **?■■??« Gunnison L Jefferson J l -'s*' 5 *' Ba Plata . -Vis* Ouray . . • Park - -i’ia Hhkuhi Im -?f I « Han Juan llil’-aVr • Han Miguel • ••• xx.’.h’ -m Summit , . j.h liii Teller County unknown ,„* •* i ‘- Hmelur deposits I ■..)!». .34 *J Total . i:;.031.«»0.S8 Colorado Zinc Production. The following table is a careful esti mate of the value or the zinc output by counties. A large part of the crude zinc ore production is concentrated, making a total of 170,000 tons of high grade ore and concentrates, averaging thirty per cent. zinc. The spelter pro duced from Colorado zinc ores is esti mated at 35.700 tons for the year 1905, having a value of $1,105,500: COUNTIES. Value (In'*. Clear Creek ’V- . I Dolores Eagle 10 •«. Gunnison j'o.n* Hinsdale ... . nrciiAn I .like Pitkin ""“S'l Han Juan Summit . . ‘ * ' Toinl . ... 1 ' . . Following is ihe zinc output of ( olo rado for the past four years, respect ively : lilt : :::: *< £ i 1903 ' 537 94 ' 1902 -.-3...14- Output of the Cripple Creek District. Cripple Creek figures on the value of the ore produced during the year place the total at $22,307,952. The to tals by months are as follows: ,fcSK?>■ ’ i April'' ' :::::: JiSL :: :::: ! . iSI?: • ;*.■ August 4-;:,; September «October 1 : ' N *v« mix r Uecembei (estimated) ..oow.no 1 ) Total . Lake County’s Production for Two Years. 1904. 1905. Output In tons 840.000 912.000 A S?T.. V *"*T >i>-... Value of output ....*11.219.413 Ul*22jO*'" Value ■*r output for years. . *.t.5.4.>.. 1 4t> Profits of Cripple Creek Lessees. Profits of some of the lessees and leasing companies operating In the Cripple Creek district for the year just closing, based, in several instances, on estimates, were as follows: Stratton's Independence loss**** * if.n.non B. A- Hayden. *>n (hi* Gregory... Stratton estate lessees . ... >■_■•*. Independence Consolidated lessees. . ..."■>■* Vindicator losses* Ajax lessees ..noon John Sharpe, on several properties. • Prlee * Waters, on Dillon (o.wao \V. r. H lessees 25. Isabella lessees -'•*. * Anaconda lessees 1 .>.("><* Milwaukee Mutual company on M abe I M Total . *1.03*).w00 Summit County's Output. A conservative estimate of the out put of tho mines of Summit county for 1905 is os follows: Gold . *301.00* Hiller 239.4"" Bead 123.f><> • /.Inr 128.8.." iren^ 1 .‘.*.*.’."11".".'.!!!!".!!!!!.’’.!!!! 1 !|o I Total *815.2:." How San Juan Output Grows. San Juan county's production of ill" principal metals mined there for the year Just closed shows the following totals: Gold 11.547.0" • Bead 87".*' * ' Copper 710.531 Silver 502.90 . Zinc* 21.7. '* Grand total *3,752.1 This is a gain of $432,017 over the previous year. Mineral County Treasure. Mineral county's production for-19'*'* was 61,823 toils, net, against 76,419 tons for 1904. The decrease is ac counted for in part bv the high water during the months of July and Augus:. which washed out the railroad tracks The total represents the actual ship ments. Ninety thousand tons of crude ore were milled by the Humphreys, an the East Willow concentrating mi 'JF ' producing 15,000 tons of concentrat* Cf r The following is the gross value of Mineral county’s product for 1905: Rend. 9.275 tuns at *IOO p«>r ton * 927.' /in. . t.ltS lona "* »i 10 par ton Silver. t>2o.Woo ounces at CO mince . Gold. ir>.'4r>6 ounces at *2O ounce . rn t.i Total *2.227.12" Boulder County Product. Boulder county's mining industries expanded during the last five months. The mines near Jamestown are con stant shippers, as are those of Spring dale, Rowena. Sunshine. Gold Hill. Sa Una. Magnolia. Ward. Eldora, Arapa hoe Peak. Crisman. Wall street and the Sugar Loaf sections. In all of these the owners of the mines are do ing well, as are the leasers, as many of the mines are conducted on the leasing basis. A careful estimate of the gold out put alone places the yield for 1905 at upwards of $700,000. The tungsten deposits in this county, which have been exposed, are im portant. A careful investigation places tho tungsten output at $300,000. so that the gold anJ tungsten yield of this county for T 905 will total about $1.0QK).000. While, the mining of pre cious metals is confined principally to gold and tungsten; some silver is be ing shipped and if the price of silver goes much higher many properties now idle will be worked and will add to the output of precious metals. Gilpin County Output. Gilpin county mines produced nearly 14,000 tons more ore during 1905 than during the preceding year. The output for 1904 approximate* . $3,000,000. For the year just it probably will exceed tbia total slightly. Clear Creek County Output. Following is the Denver Republican's estimate of the mineral output of Colo rado In 1905: Idaho Springs district. $2,600,000; Georgetown district. $582,- 195. Total. $3,183,195.