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of the Crystal River Mining District. ESTABLISHED 1886. LOCAL NEWS. Oliver Thomas had business at Glen wood Springs the first of the week. Bob Wright and Y. B. Ford are over on the Muddy on a hunt these days. Last Sunday, S. C. Hodgson and D. H. Barns shot a bear on the hill south of town. The latter part of last week Rees Tucker was in town visiting among relatives. Paul Blount was in town Wednes day night looking after interests of his company. Pete Sottile departed yesterday for .outside points to attend to some busi ness matters. Last Friday, Vic Cobb went up to the Milwaukee to help in getting out a carload of ore. Melton’s pack train is now engaged in moving another carload of ore from the Undine to Placita. Squire Burke accompanied William Batt to Janeway last Monday to enjoy the bath* for a few days. Mrs. Lamoy and children arrived in town on Tuesday’s stage from Canon City to join her husband here. Joe Barns is up Yule creek just now engaged in doing assessment work on some claims he is interested in on White House mountain. The Board of Registration met here Tuesday and 115 voters were placed on the poll books, but we do not expect there will be over 75 votes cast. Cieorge Young and son, Bert, left Carbondale Friday evening, and will first of all consult an eye doctor at Pueblo to see what can lie done. The dance given at the Hotel last Saturday night was not as largely at tended as is usual on such occasions, but those present enjoyed themselves. Pete McNeill returned from his trip down in the valley Monday evening and went up to the mine Tuesday. His injured foot is gradually healing up. Having completed their assessment •work on White House mountain, C. W. Hunt, and Art Sams departed last Saturday for Aspen via the Maroon trail. Tuesday, J. H. Hoffman received a telegram from Vulcan requesting his presence over there at once and early Wednesday morning he struck out for < 'rested Butte. William Keir took his family out from Janeway last Friday. They will stay at Leadville for awhile and then proceed to their old home in Kansas to spend the winter. llailcarrier Hiatt’s time was again changed by the department last Tues day. He is now scheduled to leave Placita at 2 p. in. and if the Crystal River Railroad people will endeavor to get the train up by that time we will get our mail daily. At the Osgood marble quarry the boys are getting along nicely cutting out the second layer of stone and in a short, time will have several blocks out ready for shipment east for test ing purposes. But before this can be done a mile and a half of wagon road must be built. While at Redstone this week we had the pleasure of taking the first ride on the High Line to Coal Basin and it was a grand trip. The road is narrow guage and built in the most substant ial manner and traversing one of the most picturesque canons in the state, affording the tourist much pleasure in viewing the grand scenery as the road winds up the canon. In the twelve miles of road there are over twenty bridges, and the way the locomotive crawls slowly from ridge to ridge is phenomenal. It is a grand piece of engineering, and the Marshall Pass road is not in it compared with this High Line. CRYSTAL. A. H. White left for Cripple Creek on Monday's stage. Mrs. Hiatt wa* visiting among her many friends at As|)en during the week S. B. Eubanks reached here Wed *e»day evening accompanied by A. U. Burnett. H. H. Williams drove to Placita on Tuesday after a load of supplies for the Colorado Trading Co. H. B. Douchy left for Manitou Mon key, where he will remuin u short time before returning to Connecticut. THE MARBLE TIMES and CRYSTAL SILVER LANCE. At the Hoffman tunnel the cabin is nearing completion, and is said to be a very comfortable one. It is near the work and has a living spring of water close by with plenty of wood all around. Work on the Van Dusen property was suspended Sunday on account of the stormy weather in Bear basin. Mr. S. H. Caldwell has done a faith ful summer’s work, and regrets he is not prepared to continue during the winter. He says he will be in very early next season. Wednesday evening being the birth day of Mrs. T. O’Bryan that lady gave an entertainment, to which every one was invited. Four whist tables were filled, and during an intermission “A new language of flowers” puzzled and delighted the guests. The gentle men’s prize was won by J. M. Finley, while there were several ties for the ladies’ prize, which were decided by lot, Mrs. H. H. Williams carrying oft' the honors. Refreshments were served and all had a most delightful time. Our community was shocked Wed nesday by the sad news, contained in a brief telegram to James Usher, that George C. Rohde had been killed the night before in the Pittsburg mine at Cripple Creek. No particulars were given. Mr. Rohde was well and favor ably known at Crystal, where he lived several years. He established the Silver Lance and made a good paper out of it. As a writer he was honest and fearless in advocating the prin ciples he believed to be correct. He leaves a wife and two small children, besides a host of warm friends who deplore his loss. His widow is a sis ter of Mr. James Usher, and was for merly Mrs. A. A. Johnson and one of the old-timers here, and who died at Phoenix, Arizona. A terrible accident occurred last Sunday at the Bon Ton tunnel by which Dan McDonald came very close his death call. It seems he and Tom Lamoy was working in the tunnel in treacherous ground, and while engag ed in driving a movie a large rock broke loose crushing his head against another boulder, breaking his jaw, knocking out several teeth and mak ing a hole from under his chin up into his mouth. His partner, Lamoy, after attending to his immediate wants, went to Gothic, where he found Mr. Judd, who. with Ed. Sorrell, started with a wagon after the wounded man, taking him to Crested Butte, where he was at tended by Drs. Rockefeller and Walker Advices received Wednesday afternoon state the wounded man to be getting along nicely. The many friends of Mr. McDonald were horrified to hear of his misfortune, and deep regret was expressed by all. Redstone Department. Times’ Bureau, P. O. Box 3. October 19, 1900. THE MAILS : Arrive from Cnrbondalo and points Hast, and West at 11 :H0 a. in. Arrive from Placita, Marble and Crystal at 2:30 p. m. Close for Placita, Marble and Crystal at 12 m. Close for Carbondale and points East and West at ;J p. in. Commissioner Bourg has developed wonderful antipathy for naturalized citizens. He evidently ‘‘tinks no'wan shold ba allowd ta vote unless ha vas born in Amerika.” We predict that C'allicotte will re ceive a chilly reception should he re peat his visit to this precinct. We would advise him to wear his ulster: it will not only be comfortable but might also improve his appearance. Johnson. Bourg and Callicotte are using the Judges of Election in this precinct to pull Demrcratie chestnuts out of the fire. If they allow them selves to be used in this manner they will have only themselves to blame if their paws are burned. By listening to the advise of Calli cotte. the Judges of Election in this precinct have laid up for themselves no end of trouble. Were they to fol low his advise there would be sufficient irregularities in the registration and election to throw out the precinct. This is what Callicotte would like. W. R. Callicotte, a relic of the Waite administration, came down from As pen on Tuesday and appointed him self a fourth member of the Registra tion Board for this precinct. The sub stance of his advise to the Board was to register no one unless they were sure he would vote the Democratic ticket. The. Democratic press, both in the state and county, take pleasure in re ferring to a portion of the citizens of Redstone. Placita and Coal Basin as •‘Fuel and Iron Company Dagoes.” The voters to whom this epithet is ap plied should administer a well-deserved rebuke to the party which shows them such contempt by voting with the party which has at all times treated them at least courteously. The Denver papers have quoted Gov. Thomas as saying that he would see that the citizens of Redstone were not allowed to vote at the coming election. The action of his henchmen— Johnson, Bourg and Callicotte—confirm the statements of the press. The refusal of the first two named to provide facili ties for holding elections at Redstone, Placita and Coal Basin is evidence that the Governor Intends carrying out his threat. MARBLE, GUNNISON COUNTY, COLORADO, OCTOBER 19, 1900. ‘‘Jim” Orman is going throughout the state posing as the friend of the laboring man. He is as much adapted to this role as Richard III. to that of Romeo. The laborer who has worked for the firm of Orman & Crook knows very well that after the firm had re reived the portion of his earnings they considered -due them, there was very little left for him. Johnson. Bourg & Co. evidently have very little confidence in the intel ligence of their appointees for Election Judges in this precinct when they send Callicotte down to coach them as to their duties. Possibly they were afraid there might be an honest registration and election here, and Callicotte’s visit was to see that no such thing oc curred. If the Judges listen to his ad vise the object of Johnson and Bourg will be attained. The Judges of Election protest that their only desire is to have an honest election and to give everj elector an opportunity to vote. Their action, however, belie their words. If they continue their dilatory tactics they will register less than one-third of the voters in the precinct. It is very evident that they understand why they were ap pointed and intend to carry out the program outlined by Gov. Thomas. Thomas Beck, the candidate for Senator on the Republican ticket, has for years been known as a substantial business man and merchant of Aspen, and those who have known him best and dealt with him most are his stead fast friends. He will receive a large Democratic vote in Aspen. He is a staunch Republican, and will use his utmost endeavor in the interest of his constituents. W. L. flaymond, candidate for Re presentative on the Republican ticket, is a carpenter and millwright and has been employed at the Mollie Gibson and A. J. mines for years. He stands well with his employers and l'ellow workmen and will receive the votes of the miners of Pitkin county. He is acknowledged to be one of the bright est men among the working men and commands their confidence as well as that of his employers. In pursuance to their instructions from Gov. Thomas and to support him in his threat to disfranchise the voters of this precinct, the Board of County Commissioners appointed Judges of Election, who, according to their own confession, are acquainted with only about five per cent, of the voters in the precinct. They are entirely ignorant of the fact that there are 400 voters in precinct. Unless instructed to the con trary by Gov. Thomas, these Judges will probably cast their ballots for Andrew Jackson for President. Judge Rucker has shown himself to be one of the ablest jurists in the state He has served 14 years as Judge of this District and his universal impar tiality has won for him the respect of both the bar and the public. While on the bench he has neither friend or foe. His defeat would be a calamity to the whole district. To elect a petty politician as his successor would mean the lowering of the office from the pre sent high plane upon which he has placed it to a position to be used to reward personal and political friends. After an acquaintance of many years we unhesitatingly say that the voters of Pitkin county cannot make a mis take by electing H. C. Kennedy as a member of the Board of County Com missioners. He is an old resident of the county, a man true to his convict ions and strictly honest. If elected he will serve the taxpayers faithfully and with the strictest economy. He will never become a party to any South Carolina method to disfranchise any community of electors as attempted by the present Democratic board. The most flagrant attempt to prevent the exercise of the right of franchise ever made in the state of Colorado was brought about by the action of the Board of County Commissioners of Pitkin county through their refusal to act in the matter of organizing election precincts, for the purpose of allowing projierly qualified electors to cast their ballots in the coming state aud nation al election. . The statutes of the state plainly pro vide that the County Commissioners shall, on petition of the electors of a precinct, organize new precincts for the convenience of voters, and that in no case shall there be more than 250 voters in one election precinct. It is a well known fact that there are at least 400 qualified electors in the precinct formerly known as Hot Springs (Precinct No. 21), and the Commissioners of Pitkin county for more than two months past have been requested personally and by petition to organize new preeincts at Placita. Redstone and Coal Basin in order that the electors in these districts might have an opportunity to exercise their franchise. The regular monthly meeting of the Board of County Commissioners of Pitkin county was called for the first Monday in October and at that time petitions were filed and presented for the organization of new precincts at Redstone, Placita and Coal Basin. The majority of the Board being Democratic and consisting of Vincent Johnson and Benedict Bourg, by pre arrangement and under the advise of Gov. Thomas, T. M. Patterson and T. J. O’Donnell, surreptitiously left the county for parts unknown and failed to be present either at the regular meeting or any subsequent meeting called by the Chairman of the Board until the 30 day lin*it had expired, within which they were allowed to create new precincts under the law. Both of the men above mentioned re fused to respond to telegrams or notice of any sort, their declared intention being to prevent as far as possible the registration or the casting of any votes by the residents of Placita, Redstone or Coal Basin. These men carried out the instructions of their superiors and have thus endeavored to encompass the disfranchisement of legally quali fied electors throughout the district comprising Placita. Redstone and Coal Basin. Their action was taken upon the theory that they could thus elimin ate a possible Republican majority from these sections of Pitkin county.! j American citizens or those who have declared their intention to become such are. without reference to their place of residence, entitled to the full exercise of the elective franchise, and it is hoped that no device of the Democratic Board of County Commissioners of Pitkin county will be able to prevent the expression of the will of some 400 or 500 of the citizens of the county at the polls on the (5th of November. No patriotic citizen would seek in anyway to influence these voters for any political party, but the right to a full and fair expression of the opinion of these voters ought not and cannot be denied. Every qualified voter in the district mentioned should make it a point to be registered and to vote against a party which, through its officers, has sought to disfranchise a whole com munity and arrogate to the narrow section of the county the right to name its officers, disregarding the enterprise, development and monetary investments which are being made in our county. The Democratic party has sought to prejudice the people of this state o© account of the fact that a considerable number of foreign-born voters reside in this district. More than 125 native born citizens, in addition to a large number of naturalized citizens of the United States, have been disfranchised or their disfranchisement has been at tempted by the action of the Demo cratic Board of County Commissioners of Pitkin county. The citizens, both native and natur alized, are engaged in building up one of the greatest industries in the county in which vast sums of money have been and will be expended, and will add very largely to the taxable property of the county and materially assist in the payment of the county’s taxes and in debtedness. Such investors and their employees, being taxpayers, are en titled to representation, and the people of this county will see to it that their votes are cast and counted lawfully on the tith day of November next. THE NEWS. Ed. Kissel returned from the Pueblo hospital the first of the week much im proved in health. Supt. and Mrs. Cornell started house keeping in their cosy and convenient new home last Sunday. Louis Rief of Ittleson & Co., Car bondale, says trade with him on High Line is all that could be desired. William Ping of the Dinkel Mer. Co., was here Monday and Tuesday rustling patronage for his house and says he is getting his share of the trade. It speaks volumes for Roadraaster Wallgren and Foreman Bird that the monster locomotive went over roadway and bridges without disclosing a single weak spot. While going home in the dark last Sunday night from the East side Will Kissel stepped over the bridge into the creek and took an involuntary bath. Will says he much prefers going to the Hot Springs Supt. Douglas of the Coke Ovens, has returned from Pueblo and his color gives evidence of the very best of health The treatment was highly successful, several small fragments of bone being removed by the surgeons, and already there is but a very slight limp in his walk. At sea level, with the temperature at <?0 deg. Fahr. it takes 13,089 cubic feet of dry air to weigh one pound. When compressed by a pressure equal to 100 pounds per square inch the temperature is raised to about 450 deg. Fahr. The production of fluorspar in the United States during last year was in round numbers 21,000 tons which sold at the place of production a little over $150,000. The value of the mineral at the mine therefore was $<>.35 per ton. TIME TABLE. Colorado Midland R. R. CARBONDALE. Westbound. 0:02 a. m., PassoiiRcr No. 2. S 3)4 p. in., “ No. 5. Eastbound. Passenger No. 6, 9:40 p.m. “ No. 4, 9 KM a. m. Tin; Colorado Midland 1. the beat route to all |M>inta East or Went. Through Pullman Sleeper* aud Chair Cara. .as#**Transfer by Carriage to anti from Crystal River Railroad trains. Ornrrai. Orricns: DENVKK, COLOR A190. «. W. KISTINE, W. F. BAILEY, P.ee. and M’g’r, Oen’l Pmc Agent* W. M. DINKEL MER. CO. Carbondale, - Colorado. Wholesale and Retail Dealers in Dry Goods and Groceries, CLOTHING, GENTS’ FURNISHING GOODS, HARDWARE, LUflBER, FARM IMPLEMENTS and HINING SUPPLIES Hoffman Smelting and Reduction Co. MARBLE, - COLORADO. SAMPLING and ASSAYING —m*rAt All - W. H. MARSHALL’S WHOLESALE AND RETAIL • Meat Market. TERMS STRICTLY CASH. All Orders Promptly Filled. flARBLE, - COLORADO. O. ITTLESON & CO. WHOLESALE AND RETAIL DEALERS IN General * Merchandise We Carry a Full Line of DRY GOODS, CLOTHING, STAPLE AND FANCY GROCERIES, HATS AND CAPS, BOOTS AND SHOES, NOTIONS, UNDERWEAR, FURITURE, HARDWARE AND LUMBER, FARM IflPLEMENTS.’ BUGGIES AND WAGONS. •Send Us a Triad Order. Lfl.rDOnflfl.le, LOlO. When In Mrtrble Call WRIGHT i in 4 TR a A n cY-s Amusement Parlor. | ALWAYS NEAT AND CLEAN. | Our Prices are Clean! 2 <♦ Our Services are Clean! <♦ 4 Our Goods are Clean I a 4 Our Business Methods are Clean! Z Z BY PATRONIZING US Z V YOU.WILL SAVE MONEY YOURSELF V | The Colorado Supply Co. | A CARDIFF, SPRING GULCH, SUNSHINE, A 4 PLACITA .nd REDSTONE. 4 * , Devoted to the Mineral, narblc, State, Coat end Iron lnduatrfe. of Crystal River. VOL. XV. NO. 6.