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The Elk Mountain Pilot.
TOL. i. L. R- THOMPSON. F. W. FULLER. THOMPSON & FULLER, Real Estate Ag’tstcMine Brokers HAVE FOR SALE SOME OF THB BEST BTTSITTBSS LOTS US' TO-witf- 1 — ft COOD MINES NEGOTIATED. ORRESPONDENCE SOLICITED. F. W. FULLER, NOTARY PUBLIC. MB BiNT.—Thr»« krj. lm«ln<**i Room* in H»rdiag Br'*.' Block on Ninth rt. P.»i«Mtoa give# »bout Jmly I*l. OMMWAU, CRAVES & CORNWALL, I ¥. *. DETUTT j MINERAL SURVEYORS, -—A>ra—- ABSAYEBS. 1 MBTBTOEI rOQ TES TOW* Of UWU. Inrla, •unnison Co., - Colo, j ~' F.H.KELLOGG, T~ Attorney and Counsellor at La^ mm. KUTTH IT. AND AVENUE F, BUST CAMP IRWIN P. 0., COLO. Um*l L. Rare. C'mas. SHAor.: i rasa, Caneiioa, Colo. lrv. in, C jlo. Karr <)’• Shackelford, | •LAWYERS, 1 • j Gunnison, Colorado. W frutfet is the seven 1 State e.ml Feilerol Court*. ; ~~TEOS. C. BEO I; Attorney at Law Seal Estate and Minins; A sect. MTMK, MAIN ST., ABOVE I’.ANK OF GUNNISON wunntsont, - coi.o. m*. * B. RARER. GEO. SIMMONDS. BAKER & SIMMONDS, LAWYERS, *9rMisisn Law a Bi’EC!altv.*«4 _ - COLO. AARON HEIMS, DAN A. NOBLE. .. ttuaiaoa < Stj. Kilby Cutup. HEIMS.& NOBLE, ATTORNEYS! AND NOTARIES PUBLIC. (knnison ajid Ruby, - Colo. ~ — *DUNN & MALONEY,' Attorneys and Counsellors at Lav. *9-Milling mnJ Real llstaie a Specialty."Eß Ninth St., - - Irwin, Colo. FRANK MCMASTER, LAWYER, Gunnison, Colo. tDir. 25. O. Hold, fHYSICIAN and SURGEON. Irwin, Colo. JOHN M’CORMICK, BUILDER AND CONTRACTOR. ■HhM*aa Made and plans drawn for all kind* of Hilling*. june&tf BANK OF GKNXISOnT •am. A. Gill, E. P. Jacobson, Cashier. Vice-President H. A. W. Tabor, President. HOURS: 9 A.. M. TO 4. P. M. fe ft Inaral Banking ami Collect ion Basir.t**. Buy fell Itcbuge oil all parte of Uit* I’niUil States and BftiOpe. 2-jui»c24 H.H.PELLr * Oontr«U)t6r db Builder •or tale, Rad orders taken for •ABLES, DESKS, STOOLS, ETC. j lIE.YR f? EARLE, Mining Engineer d Assayer, IB WIN, GUNNISON 00., OOLO. ' LM. BROWN, C. B. MINERAL SUEYEYOR, Ninth Street, Opp. Hotel. IBWIU, - COLO. WALTER H. GRAVES, OIVIIi 333a-a-IKCT33S3rk And U. B. Dtputy MINERAL SURVEYOR, ' (L*!e oj Hi* u. 8. T*!rl(url»l Survey.) Cor. Ave. D. and Ninth St. f Irwin. | Juue24lai* : j . q. X. KitsfCx, Practical «fc .Analytical ASSAYEB, j)e&l*r ji> *; MINES, REAL ESTATE, MINING MACHINERY mid ASS AYERS’ SUPPLIES. examined ami reported upon. special u.ttoiilion to investments for uoii-ro«i<lenta BURY CITY, GUNNISON CO., COLO. P. 0. Box, 15. Office, Ilaverly Are., Near 4th St. w."h. underwoodA ASSAYING, MINES EXAMINED, Conveyancer, Notary Pallk. Parties wisliinp: to eh*ok e.»sa.y work can pet a por j lion of ik** ]h;lvi*i i«>.l fcainplo when they receive the assay certificate. When eu limit led to any reliable u say.r, if his \\>*-L does :iot con Arm toouni, wa will pay all charges ami refund cost of our ratty RESULTS GUARANTEED IN NLL CASES. j X33WL3ST, - COLOBADO. , Real Estate and MINING AGENCY. C@f Choice Properties for Sale in Ruly Mining District, and direct from first hands. REFERS TO BANK OF GUNNISON, GUNNISON, COLO. CORRESPONDENCE SOLICITED. RICHARD IR WLY, Cor. Ninth Street and Avenue D, Irwin, Gunnison Co., Colo. V. O.j'ox 19. ELK Mill SilfflJ lEWIIT, COLO. WHISZIES! i ; j Wines, Brandies and Beer. ifeTCigars a Specialty. tSfGive us a Call. «e_CLI B ROOM ATTACHED.-BR BLAKEY & ROGERS, - PROPR’S. j COLLINS & DAUGHERTY, RETAIL DEALERS IN LIQUO E/ S I | # i Choice Wines, Cigars, Etc. j Bet. Ninth Street, and Ave. F, Irwin. ; HR. HAMMOND, . j COMMISSION, FORWARDING AND STORAGE CORN, HAY, OATS, FbOCR and GRAIN, . nkiL OooßigMMntf mad Q)rreqpcaS*nc* j toikin-d, »t lug. nnkoa* on Miii atraU, uppuUu ■ j the poUofllc*. j 'O'TJlflnsrxSOXF. - COLO* I IRWIN, (RUBY CAMP,) GUNNISON COUNTY, COLORADO, THURSDAY, JULY 15, til*. REGARDING IRWIN. The Working of for Mines Baring the' Winter, nnd Where We Will Get Oar Supplies. * ■ I Hi Allitide of Oar Csep-The Proper Placo For Oar Pamiliss—Society, Schools ud Churches. Oar Itdacnenti to Politician! and Mar riageable Girls. J. E., Leadville — Do you expect any of your mines to be woiked to advantage during the winter months ? (a), How far is it to vqur nearest sup ply point? (3), Whaf is the altitude of Irwin? The sun falls deep here in winter, but it is never as cold as it is “out side.” Some sixty persons wintered here last winter (which was an un usually severe season), and had no difficulty in keeping the trail epen from here to Gunnison and Crested Butte, so you will readily perceive how easy a matter it will be to keep the roads open and ship ore all win ter when you consider that there will probably be not leas that 3,500 per sons who will remain here this winter. Our mines can be worked to better advantage in the winter than at any other time, owing to the fact that wa ter, which is a serious drawback to deep mining operations in the sum mer, is almost entirely dried up in winter. (2.) As to supplies, we get them right here, at home. There are now probably more solid business houses in Irwin than in any town, or any two towns, this side of rhe main range, it is with pleasure we look forward to delightful sleigh rides next winter, while you unfortunate Leadvillians flounder around through bottomless j slush and mud. Come over here eie ; it is too late to locate a bonanze, and j enjoy our delightful*climate. , (3.) The altitude of Irwin is 10,15 c! feet. Parsons, Kas., July 5, 'So. Would your town be a proper place I for a man to bring his wife and fami ly ? Have you any female society-, and how about schools and churches ? J. C. B. We consider that a man should not live any place where his fatnily cannot be with him. At present there is not i a more suitable and pleasant place for 1 a home than Ruby Camp. The! weather is delightful with pleasant days and cool nights. We are so sit uated that we get none of those ter- - rilic wind storms so prevalent through out the state. Neither are we both ered with dust, but the entire gulch is! covered with shady pines, ri* h grass,! beautiful flowers and other vegetation. | Sparkling stieains of pure mountain snow water ripples and foams down the mountain sides constantly, while dry pitch pine wood can be had at your door. The community '• com posed of very peaceable and orderly : men, and but very little drunkenness f or rowdyism is heard of. At present there are about seventy-five ladies in j camp, the wives and daughters of our j merchants and miners, among whom j ! are quite a number of very refined and cultivated ladies. Divine services are ' held in different portions of our camp i each Sabbath, and two church build- j ings, a Methodist and Presbyterian, j are in course of erection. The matter |of schools is being agitated, and it is presumed our educational advatages will be attended to in a short time.! For health, Irwin is ahead of any | I place in the state, it being over a year i old and not a death having occurred i•1 * | ' i in the camp. Cincinnati, 0., July 1, ’So. i ! What do you think are the chances i for a young rising politician to gain i honor and position, in your camp. F The experience of the last four years; has taught us that Ohio is the best | place for a “ rising politician.” We i would advise you to stay there. If j (there it one thing we don’t need in i Irwin, it is the politician, and especial ly the Ohio politician. We are all too busy prospecting ar.d developing i our mines to give ,;eed to politics, and we care very little who gets the offices ■ as long as we get the mines. Lowell, Mass., June 21, ’Bo. Is there any chance for a good i looking, respectable girl to get a hus band, if she would come out there and work in a hotel or mill. Sal. You have struck the right place this time. Come right along, Sal. The j woods are full of men; good fellows, and bonanza kings, too. We know ' of two or three who will take you for j. a wife, just as soon as you arrive in j town, and ask no questions. Our , hotels are not very numerous, and we fear you would find no employment , there; and as.for mills, we have none 1 but stamp mills, and they employ no ! girls. But come right along, all the j. same, and if you don’t get a husband , the first day youstrike town, why can keep house for us until you do. THE MISTAKES OF CAPI TALISTS. The Lake City Mining Register says: Capitalists who invest in min ing property often fall into the error of expecting too much from the in vestment in a very short time. They buy prospectsat from £5,000 to £IOO,- 000, and without tiic outlay of an other dollar, or a day’s labor, expect to find the ready bullion in their claims, if some of them do not expect to find coined dollars. All such investors need expect noth inp but disappointment. Those who are familiar with the business of 1 mining know better. This paper addresses its remarks to the uninitiated. It is a well established fact, and be yond dispute, that mire development I never pays. It is all outgo and no in come until the shafts are sunk and the levels run ; a large area of sloping ground opened and the stoping ac- j j tually commenced. Then, and not till \ I then, may a large output of mineral; I be expected and dividends anticipated, j It is a fact, well established by ( ! precedent, that mining, to pay large- 1 ly, needs a large outlay of capital, j Frequently it is found necessary to j prosecute work for years on encour- 1 aging prospects, when suddenly a few months’ return from a perfected mine will reimburse the investors for every! dollar expended. Herein lies the charm of mining for the precious metals. When the re turn begins the flow oi profit is im- j raense, the outlay of years, amount-! ing to hundreds of thousands, finding : its way back sometimes in a few' months. Hence it is that mining cannot be successfully undertaken by individual capital, and that combined capita! be j comes necessary to the successful and profitable development of mining ! property. Patience and perseverance' ! are also necessary accompaniments of : capital. As the farmer plows his grounds and plants his seeds he knows that time alone will debelop the growth of the harvest he expects to , reap ; and he who builds a mansion r can neither live in it himself r.or draw profit from the investment uhtil the work is finished. The Great Comstock mine, of No- ( vada cost its owners hundreds of thousands of dollars before a dollar profit was realized, yet to-day it is en riching its share owners. There is a law, and it ought to be 1 enforced, against setting out fires in j the timber. Much property and ; many valuable lives have been lost by ; the criminal carelessness of parties 1 camping out, who have allowed fires . to get out in these new mining camps. • It is to be hoped that fires now started 1 will soon die out, and that no more ; vili be started this season. In this • 1 case a few minutes precaution may 1 save weeks of attempts to stop the fire ] after it gets, started. 11 .. , < Five saw mills, working night ana day, are selling ail the lumber they j can produce at $35 per thousand feet, _ but they cannot supply the wants of the district. U GRAND DISCOVERY OF A WONDERFUL AND BEAUTIFUL CAVE. The Finest in the Rocky Mountains. Mag lificeat Stalactites. . The first trip of the Boys’ Exploring Association was a grand success and a great surprise to themselves and every body else. It resulted in the discovery of the most beautiful cave, so far as we know in Colorado or the Rocky Mountains. It was discovered in Wil liams’ canon on Saturday, June 26th. The discovery party was led by Rev. R. T. Cross, and consisted of the fol lowing boys: Geo. Pickett, and Bevt'ie Peck, assistant leaders, John Pickett, Harry Johnson, George Neal, Authur Tuthill, Bertie Cone and Lathrop Hill. They set out with the aim of exploring the canon as fully as possible. They took candles, thinking that they might visit the old cave, but thinking the charges of the guide to high lor their means they passed on and discovered a cave of their own, one that far eclipses the old one, that being in the main only an extended crevice, theirs being a genuine cave with large rooms and wonderful stalactites. As they passed up the canon the leader sent the assistant leaders in charge of several boys to explore crevices and openings up the sides.of the canon. While one party was doing this John and George Pickett found their way up an almost inaccessible path, and discovered the entrance to the cave, which in honor of them will be known as “ Pickett’s cave.” Coming back and informing the rest of the parry they all with great difficul ty made the ascent, lighted their can dles and began to explore. Creeping through a narrow opening they found j themselves in the first chamber, about I ten feet long and four feet high. Then I crawling through a narrow crevice for l twenty or thirty feet they entered I another chamber of considerable size, !to the right and left of which were ■ beautiful grottos, each about twenty j feet long and fifteen high. The one | on the left contained beautiful folds of stalactite, appearing like curtains one behind the other. Going forward they entered another room still larger with some small but beautiful grottos. Going forward still further they enterd a chamber of wonderful beauty, very irregular in shape but about fifty feel j high. To the left were immense j masses of stalactite matter, as though a river had flowed into the cavern ar.d suddenly frozen, as it was leaking clown in successive cascades. The pe- j culiar curtain, or drapery like form of the stalactites it is impossible to de-1 scribe. As the eye follows this frozen | river of lime up the side of the cavern it finally rests upon a long and large! stalactite just discernable in the gloom of the uppermost dome. At the right of a room there is a long high room,' forty feet long, at the end of which is, a small passage full of fine stalactites, j This leads to a huge well, forty or fifty j feet deep. To what beautiful rooms ' this may lead is net yet known. At this point a very fine double stalactite . was obtained for the cabinet of the Colorado College. Retracing their stops they followed the main course until they came to a steep descent of eight feet, c limbing down this they were in a smaller room i which at first seemed to be the termi nus of the cave. But they soon found a narrow passage extending upward at an angle of about forty-five degrees; j the bottom of which was completely covered with a smooth stalactite forma tion. Scrambling up this passage they they discovered an upright chimney, four feet in diameter and some forty feet or more in height. At the foot cf the chimney two narrow passage ways led o;T —no one knows where. That they led to other rooms could be easily ; seen, and was also proved by the | strong current of air that came from them nearly extinguished the candies, j The chimney and these passages con- j tained fine stalactite. from thit ‘ ! point the explorej* seturned to the mouth of the cave, frpm trhich vkh exceeding great difficulty thep mpie their way to the bottom of the cykap. The. temperature of the. care low that a person’s breath co*gcab# as on a winter morning. The ehjf inhabitants of the cave found <rere first I large fat mis and t bat. Future ex plorers are requested not to kill these animals, and ire also requested to leave undisturbed the beautiful stalac tite formations. The cave is very difficult of acce*, the approach being very steep and somewhat dangerous. On Monday, June sSth, president Tennej* o # f Colo rado College, v isited the cave in com pany with Rev. R. T. Cross, andfulljf confirms .the. account given above. Specimens from thl cave ern be ate% at RatlirFs museum. They # Xe*e 41- cured for ColoradcrCollege. Re*. W. W. Westervcrtelt, at Manitou,* have charge of the cave and will con- ' duct small panics to it.— Congrtgatio%- al News. —» ■ ........ FIGHT WITH A BEAR. A dispatch from Red Cliff say 3: W. P. Quaintance, R. S. Owen and Syl vester Lindsey, want cut on 1 pros pecting tourm the vicinity of Holy Crass mountain. They were camped on Bear mountain. On Friday last young Lindsey was attacked by a bear and badly used up. The circum stances are as follows : In the after noon he went out to look for elk or deer. When only a few rods from camp he heard tomethsng coming ; through the young pines, which are 1 so thick that the ej>e cannot jvenetratc ' them but a few fc*et. Supposing ti an elk, he stopped and prepared to shoot. : He was standing in a small open place. In an instant there appeared within -a few feet of hirn a large she bear, fol \ lowed by two cubs. Flight waj im -1 possible, »o, raising his gun, he im t mediately fired. Quicker than you 1 can read this sentence she was upo^ • him. She struck him on top of the i head with one of her paws, knocking him down and absolutely tearing a : piece of the scalp inches almost entirely off, it being attached only by 1 a strip on one side not more than half an inch in width. It was a glancing lick. Had it been a fair one it no | doubt would have broken the skull. She then picked him up and tossed him about, inflicting several bad wounds on the body. The‘cubs undoubtedly saved his life, | for at this juncture they ran off a few j paces, and oneaff them gave a cry of alarm. She supposing some new foe * had attacked her young gave Linsley a parting blow and left him. He lay t still a moment, fearing to move too ! soon least she see him and return; ! then he dragged himself to camp. ! Quaintance, who was but a short dis tance off, came to camp upon hearing ! his cries for help, ar.d seeing his con dition, saddled the horses, and leav ing a note of explanation for Owen, ' started at once for Red Cliff. The j ride, which lasted from 5 p. m. until 1 midnight, was borne by the wounded • man in a brave manner, as was also ; the four hours of painful work per fermed by the doctor.'.. He received . eighteen wounds in all, the effects of the claws, as the bear did not use her teeth at all. lie will probably recover but will lose his scalp. Owen, who had gone out prespeqt ' ing, did not return until nine o’clock at night. As he approached the camp ■ !he discovered that it was deserted, there being no fire and no ponies in in sight. His first thought was that the Indians had found the carnp and killed the boys, and might still be lurking about there. So he lay down in the edge of the timber and watched for some sign or revelation, but as none came he crept cautiously into camp and found the note. He says now, “ Dog my cats, boys, if that wasn’t the lor.esomest night I ever passed in these hills.” For the past week we have had ! pieces of stumps and boulders flying j about our office as thick as grasshop ; pers in a Kansas wheat field. We will ibe glad when they have .finished ‘ Waiting in our street. •fr »