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ELK MOUNTAIN PILOT.
Irwiit, Gunnison Co., Colorado. Jno. L. Lacey. Jno. E. Phillips. ' XjßrOey d> Flilllipa. EDITORS AND PROPRIETORS.! THURSDAY, JULY 15, 1880. The Bank of Irwin, Coppinger &| Metzler, will be open for business on j Monday next. The Pilot is on sale ar Preston . Very’s, Gunnison City; also at Sam Purdy’s ne*'s depot, Crested Butte. 4 Ice, one-eighth oi_ an inch thick, made its appearance in the creeks on the morning of the nth in.it. How is that for high ? Dick Irwin’s new real estate office on the northwest corner of Ninth St. andjAvenue C, looms up quite promi nently before the stranger as he enters ; town. Geo. Mellen, a photographer, is in the camp for the purpose of taking stereoscopic views of the canip and . surrounding country. Pictures for sale at the wagon, corner of Tenth and’ Avenue E. Frank Allen, the man who >va.s so brutally assaulted and wounded by a club, in the hands of Chas. Torry, on , the 4th of July, we are glad to see out oh the streets again, owing to the skill ful treatment of Dr. O’Femd!. * 4- -v Mr. Lee Thompson is having a road built from the corner of Avenue C and Tenth street to the- Forest Queen mine, in order that teams may haul ore direct from the mine instead of having to pack it to the bottom of the mountain with burros. ♦ ’l’wo beautiful bouquets,composed of, sixteen different varieties of wild flow ers, found their way to our sanctum, last Monday, through tiie kindness of A. M. Ditto, one for each of the edi tors. The.junior says “ thacL>,” and ye senior says “ Ditto.” Mr. A. C. Terry, our enterprising saw mill man, has donated to the Methodist church feet cf lumber for the purpose of erecting a house of worship in Irwin. Mr. Terry is a very enterprising and liberal gentle man, and is ever ready to aid a good caused ♦ -♦ Mr. A. C. Terry now has his saw mill in full blast, and is turning out 12,000 feet of lumber per day. The . mill is situated near the lake, one of. the most desirable locations for a saw : mill in the county, and in access to . fine timber. Mr. Terry is an experi enced saw mill man and a thorough 1 and reliable business man, whom we : can commend to the public. Messrs. J. W. Smith, j. W. Grant and Chas. C. Thorne honored our office with a serenade, Monday night. ■ Although we were not at the office at the time, yet we were awakened from our slumbers at a distance, and heard the “concord of sweet sounds.” The gentlemanly serenaders had evi dently been on such expeditions be fore and understood how to manage such pleasant affairs. Come again, gentlemen, when we are in better quarters. Mr. J. M. Resoner resigned his po sition as city marshal, last Monday, and tve understand he has accepted the marshalship of Haverlv. The pfoper authorities of Irwin have ap pointed Mr. J. F. Kyle to fill the po sition made vacant by Resoner’s res ignation. Mr. Kyle is a sober, steady ’and reliable young man, .who has the nerve and courage to perform his duties in such a manner as to reflect credit upon himself and do honor to our town. Mr. Kyle is a native of Illinois, but has been in Irwin since last fall and is well known to our citi zens. Workman are engaged in finishing up our “ cooler,” which has four large *cells and two rooms in front for office use. It is a mystery to us for whit use they have for cells when com pleted, for as yet we have had no ar rests to speak of, and it is a remarkable fact that Irwin, so far, has been the <*■ most peaceable and orderly town for its size that -we ever knew. Boys, look a leetle out, and see that you do not jtt too much fire water on board, fer tile officials may not indulge you « muck as htKtofofc, and another pmqtusitm come in very slow at PERSONAL. Commodore Amy left here Mon-j day for New York. ■ Geo. R. Cornwall, City Recorder, | i returned from an extended trip to Den ver, last week. I Maj. Chester,of the Gunnison News, ■ came up from Gunnison last Saturday |to see the fun at the election, which j occurred in Haverlv, Monday. ! W. H. Beale, of Twin Lakes, a I brother-in-law cf the murdered Edge : leys, arrived in town the latter part of last week to attend to the burial of the remains. I „ 1 C. S. Brann left yesterday for Den ver and Chicago to replenish his stozk 0 1 | of dry goods and groceries. It keeps I some of our merchants on the jump all the time to keep goods enough on : hand to supply the trade. Walter Very of the firm of Preston & Very, Gunnison, was in camp last Monday, soliciting orders for the trade, as they have the largest and best selected stock west of the divide, and are prepared to do a first class jobbing trade. ' Sam. A. Gill, cashier of the Bank of Gunnison, and E. P. Jacobson, i vice-president, came up from Gunni son last Saturday and remained in camp until Monday. Col. Jacobson will letfve for Denver in a few days, to purchase pumps and hoisting machine ry fur the Lead Chief mine. • « I Last Saturday Ave had a call from the Rev. R. T. .Cross, pastor of the Congregational Church at Colorado Springs, and editor of the Congrega- j lional News, a very neat little month ly journal, devoted to the cause of Christ.. Mr. Cross was here looking . after the interests of his church. The parties who have bonded the Fairview are doing some good work on the same. The mine is looking better than ever as depth is gained, and 1 bids fair to bring its owners fortunes. In another column is the card of Messrs. Spratt A Place, real estate and mining agents. Any persons wishing j to purchase city or mining property, 1 lease or bond, would do well to call j* . . i on or communicate w.th them. Mr. Place is well posted concerning all the i mines in this camp, being one of the oldest citizens in the camp. Mr.] Spratt has had considerable experience : in Leadville in the real estate business,! ! and is also a notary public. The mail v> ill hereafter reach Irwin j late in the evening and depart at 6 j : o’clock the next morning, and in all I probability will come and go direct to Gijnnison, instead of Crested Butte as j heretofore. ’Tis well. 1 'Phe firm of Woods & Highwarden, 1 j tonsorial artists, are having erected ■ on Ninth street, next door to the post j office, a building suitable for their ] ; business. When completed it will be \ ; the finest west of the divide, being fitted up with hot and cold baths. While it is thought best to defer the church buildings for a short time, on account of hurry of work and rush for lumber, yet. the preaching. Sabbath j school and social religious meetings are intended to be held regularly ev ery Sunday. A committee has been, arranged to look afrer and prepare ] the necessary places for meeting. Rev. j A. Warren is expected to preach here next Sabbath morning. : We learn from Howard J. Smith,■ Esq., of Crested Butte smelter, that he intends to remodel his long rever bratory furnaces and will have every thing in good running order in a cou ple of weeks. He has made arrange ments to purchase a large proportion 1 of the rich ores of the district, and ex-. pects soon to be sure of a sufficient u pply of heavy galena and carbonate , ores to start up his extensive reduction I works, which are capablfe of treating .twelve ions per day. Last Monday City Marshal Kyle planted himself in front of our office j door, and for a moment we trembled in our boots, but we became somewhat pacified upon the aforesaid marshal handing in a box of cigars, on the lid of which was the following inscription:; “ Compliments of John McElroy and Mrs. Eddy.” They were of the La Matilda brand and a Maduro flavor, •; and if that is the quality of cigars they sell over the bar they will evidently 1 have a large share of patronage. Jack, ’ old boy, many thanks, and always t beat in mind that the Lord loves a THE BANK OF IRWIN. Tbe Mci Wt>9 art to Coninct the Same. Who They are and Where They fame Fros—The Buiidins. : Irwin’s first bank will open its doors : to business the early part of next week. ' ; It will be known as the Bank of Irwin, and will transact a general banking business, under the firm name of ' ‘op pinger 8: Metzler. Mr. M. Coppinger, who is the presi ■ dent of the bank, comes from Holden, ! Mo., where he has held the position : of cashier of the Bank of Hoi-' ! den for many years. He is a man of large banking experience, and com- : mauds the confidence and respect of . all who know him. He has the com -1 mand of an unlimited amount of capi tal and intends giving Irwin a bank-; ing privilege equal to that of any town in the state. Mr. Coppinger is a social, | genial and preposessinggentleman,and we predict for him a prosperous busi ness in our midst. The other member of the firm and cashier of the institution, is our young ; iriend S. S. Metzler, a capitalist from ; • Silver Cliff, Colo. For the past two j years Mr. Metzler has been speculat ing in real estate and mining property in Custer county and has been very successful in his operations. He is a i young man of fine business qualifica-; tions and capable of taking charge of I the financial business of any institu -1 tion or corporation. Mr. Metzler is; , a fair dealint; and reliable man, as our . acquaintance with him during the past two years has proven, and we heartily' commend him and his house to our ! citizens He has controi of an im ! mense amount of capital in Colorado ; as well as in the east, and will give our ! citizens a bank that we need not be ashamed cf. Mr. F. W. Fuller, our well-known fellow-citizen, who was “ raised in a bank, ’ ’ and understands the entire busi ness from messenger to president, has; j kindly volunteered to assist Mr. Metz- j j ler in the business until the arrival of Coppinger, who is now in the east. j It is unnecessary for us to say more of; ; Mr. Fuller, as he is well known to all. The bank building is situated on the, southwest corner of Ninth street and . Avenue E, diagonally from the post i office. The building is made of i strong and heavy lumber, and is so erected as to be proof against burglars. ] The counting room is large and com ! modious, affording room and comfort to the patrons of the bank. A large! ; fire and burglar proof safe is already ! ; on hand for the security of money and : valuables. For references they cite the First I National Bank, Denver; First Na tional Bank, Boulder; Metropolitan ; National Bank, New York; Bank of. | Kansas City, Mo.; Bank of Holden, 1 Mo. A HANCOCK CLUB. The first of this week the demo crats of the Ruby mining district met at the oftice of Dunn & Maloney for the pu.ipose_of organizing a Hancock : club. The meeting was called to order by 1. j. Maloney. L. Kingsbury was appointed temporary chairman and j Edward Sargent temporary secre itary. After some preliminary matters were arranged a permanent organization was formed with J. C. Brown presi dent, John McCormick and J. M. Blakey, vice presidents, and T. 1. Maloney, secretary. A goodly number of names were enrolled as members of the Club, and the prospects are they will make the campaign red-hot. Their regular meetings will Ire held Saturday even ings of each week. O. P. Abricpmbrie, who has prac ticed law in the city of Chicago for the past fifteen years, has arrived at , Gunnison City and associated himself with Mr. Hawleyjdate of the firm of Baxter & Hawley. They have their office on the corner of Tumichi avenue and Main street, over Bryant & j WolfTe’s store. Judge Soule is concerned about the detention of freights coming to our camp. He has been anxiously await ing the arrival of a case of champagne, ! for the week past, consigned to Com modore Amy, and as he atfakes in the night with dry throat and parched i lipMfter dreaming of that champagne, • he thfel* these has been a game of DASHED TO DEATH. i ! James A. a Tooth of Nineteen Tears, • is Precipitated 700 Feet Over the Si tie j of a Mountain anil Killel ! _ | [Ci.nimcnicatcd.j * ( Last Sabbath was a day that fur- j nishes the first chapter in the burial ofi a miner in this camp, and will long be i remembered bv those who participated 1 in the sad rites, as a day of profound : interest. ; It was my privilege to attend, and I ; was exceedingly gratified to observe’ the large collection of miners, who | manitested the profoundest sympathy . for the bereaved members of the fami- j ly. The Rev. Mr. Warren, of Rosita, : 'officiated with great satisfaction. The Exercises took place at the camp ofi i the parents of the deceased, in the; lower part of Irv, in. Albert Riggs, a bright, promising ! youth, of nineteen years, was the vic tiyi of a tragic casualty, by which he was summoned Over There in an in tstant’s time. He had been repeated ly warned by his father, in their pros-■ pecting tours, of the imminent dang- j ers he encountered in his daring j : movements on the sides of these! ■ scarcely less than perpendicular walls] of the mountains; but prompted bv j chivalry and daring, knowing no sense ■ ■oi fear and governed by a loi'tv ambi tion, poor Albert would go where the i eagle would seek safety for its young, I and hang like one suspended between ! earth and heaven upon the brittle j rock beneath his feet. It was in Peeler Basin, about two] miles from town. Saturday last, the! fearful casualty occurred, by which he ; lost his life. He was accompanied by ; his brother-in-law, who stood in the! rear and at no remote distance from ' 1 him, on the side of a cliff, with a de- ] scent of six or seven hundred feet, j when the rock gave way beneath his ; feet and he was precipitated to the j bottom. At distance aof about thirty ■ feet there were other slightly project-; ing surface rocks he encountered in ' the descent, and these in like manner, from the concussion, gave way, and huge tons of rock were precipitated i with the daring boy in the gulf be- j neath. No pencil can suitably por- ] , tray the tragedy of this death. There stood the brother-in-law so intensely : horrified at the spectacle as to render ] , his own foot hold insecure. The, mangled hands of the deceased show 'ed the fierce effort he made to save himself at the first shelve of the de-; 'scent. It was io o’clock at night be- i fore his remains could be brought to j the camp of his parents. There was the agonized father and mother whose < brightest hopes had been riven as by a 1 swift thunderbolt of heaven. Two married sisters and their hus J | bands, a bright brother of ten years! and sister of twelve, all racked in the] i hitter agony of indescribable suffer- ! ing. But let the curtain be drawn, , I such grief can only be assuaged by j Him who tempers the “ wind to the: shorn lamb and doeth all things well.” , Albert has gone, as we may hope, to a' better land —been transplanted to j those beautiful heights from which 1 there is no fall. He precedes all of us j but bv a brief interval of time, and; adds to that pale procession outnum- ( Bering earth’s teeming millions as is the sands of the ocean the decaying j monuments of men. No provisions having bee® made by our camp for a cemetery, a spot was selected about a mile and a half south of here, on an elevation overlooking j the valley through which the highway passes to Gunnison, for his burial. And there Albert was casketed in a rock bound grave to await the morn ina’s buffle of the resurrection. Beau c o tiful wild flowers as fragrant as tne , jessamine and as lovely as the orange; blossom, furnish a porterre about his grave that no human art can excel. And loving carrol birds will carrol on his sod as having lost their dearest friend. The deceased was the son of Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Riggs, originally from Salliapolis, Ohio, ’nut for some years previous to their removal to Colorado, citizens of Danville, 111. They have resided for the last three years at Colorado Springs, this state, and re moved to Irwin in May last. The family are all distinguished for nigh moral worth, and their affliction will be felt in their former as well as their present home. It is to be hoped that this death : will be a warning to the reckless, dar ' ing miners in this and other camps, in • their prospecting rounds. As a class | they carry their lives as in their own : hands, and the wonder is there are so few deaths of this character. The heroism of the prospector is not un like the one who ean smiie at the drown dagger and delve its point; or him who challenges death in storming the battlements of a well fortified cita i del, and they are more poorly com pensated for their daring exposures than any other class of men in the i known world.. I desire it due, in conclusion, to add that the city marshal and Mr. James Lewis deserve great credit for Jiotify , ing the public of the time and place of * tjefawefll pad SOv-tting a general at- ROAD AGENTS Os TlrMtfe D. II jMtEwtn for SIOS Star Parlius Ranch, on ihe Tumichi. j, M e learn from the Gunnison News that D. H. McEwen, of the lumber firm ot Haverlv, Eoucher & Co., while on his way to that city last Tuesday week, was stopped by a parrv I of five men, at the rocky point in the [willows, two miles', east of Parlin’s 1 ranch, on the Tumichi. The rob • bers were concealed by the brush and the night, and Mr. McEwen’s first in-. • timation of their presence was when a' dark lantern and the muzzle of a shot, gun were suddenly thrust into his face, with the usual salutation : “ Hold up your hands !” Mr. Mc- Ewen hesitated a moment, but their wordless demonstrations became so j threatening that he obeyed the order j and submitted to a search, which was ■ rapidly conducted. From his pocket book £lO5 in bills were taken, but silver money and his watch were not 1 | disturbed. The thieves! failed to ! . . ' ; search one pocket, which contained a : [number of bills, of large denomina- j , tions, folded flat. One of the search- ! i ers detected the presence, as he ap- i ; patently supposed, 0/ a large money I pouch, worn next to Mr. McEwen’s body, and his clothes were eagerly; opened only. to reveal one of Hol man’s liver pads. After this down-. fall to their expectations, they_allow ; ed him to go. The first appearance of road agents j in our neighborhood will serve as a j I warning here, we trust. The recent! ; exodus of such characters’from Buena | | Vista may account for their presence, j | and it is by no means unlikely that; ! the stages running here may be stop j ped. WANTED. To trade a good mining claim for an ’ a No. 1 team and wagon. Address, 5-21* P. O. Box 152, Irwin, Colo. BUSINESS. All assay work is guaranteed correct at W. H. Underwood’s assay office, 1 Ninth street, above postofnee. 5— tf ! 1 The Occidental, by Charley Jessup, is the place to get the best liquors and cigars in town. * 5— tf A full line of boots and shoes, hats and caps at A. FI. Bartlett & Co.’s on Ninth street below postoffice. 3—tf. Go to A.. Rirtlet t & Co., for vour ! Crockery ware. Special inducements given to restaurant keepers. 3—tf Hurrah for our side ! The first bil liard table in town at the Occidental. Charley Jessup, formerly of Gunnison, ! will be pleased to meet all of his old ! friends. s—tf .. 1 To persons visiting Gunnison City will do well by stopping at the Cuenin ; ; House, which has recently been : opened in West Gunnison, all newly 1 furnished and everything first class. s~tf j John R. Morgan is building a shopi .on 9th street, next door to the Pio neer saloon, for the purpose of carry • ing on tiie wagon repairing, general blacksmithing and the manufacture of : all kinds of miner’s tools. All work entrusted to his charge will be care- [ ; fully attended to. | A full line of canned goods always on hand at A. . B artlett & Co.'s, on Ninth street. 3—tf For accurate returns take your assays to W. H. Underwood’s assay office. Bob Glascott and Jim Cutler, at the i Ruby Sample Room have the finest ! stock of liquors and cigars in Irwin, and will be glad to meet their old .friends at the “Ruby,” two doors, above the postoffice, on Ninth st. 3—tf “ Glenn Springs ” 5 year old Sour Ma?h. at the “ Ruby,” on Ninth street. Try it. 3—tf Stop! and think for a moment, gen tlemen. Before you buy your supplies j go in and see A. E. Bartlett & Co. They have the largest stock of groce ries in the city. Ninth street below the postoffice. 3-tt , Drop in to the Ruluy Sample Room on Ninth street, if you want good liquors or cigars. Give Bob and Jim a call, and you will be happy. 3— tf Money to loan on personal collatter als, by J. J. Smith. Hardware, at bed-rock prices, at Harding Bro's, on Ninth St. Picks, shovels, drills, hammers and all kinds of miners’ implements for sale at Harding Bros., Ninth street. Harding Bro’s are new prepared to furnish our citizens with ail kinds of hardware, tinware, miners’ tec!-, guns, pistols, amunition, Ac. Store on 9th street, below the j>ostoffi< e. Steel, iron, sheet-iron and tinware, j at Harding Bro’s Ninth St. Hardware | Store, a few doors below the postoffice. Mines bought, sold and bonded by J. J. Smith, real estate md mine ag’t, j Harding Bros, have their immens# stock of hardware now on sale at his | store on Ninth street. j > _ OPENING or S. Seligsberg And Company's Wholesale and Retail OUTFITTING • « • # Establishment 4 % NINTH ST. j - ♦♦♦ — : . •• II e beg to announce to the public tlmt we now have open an elegant •and full assortment of ICLOTHiNG, t j | MEN’S * UNDERWEAR! 1 • . • ! California Eastern BLANKETS, * ! C omforters, ; Hats and Caps Hosiery, Boots, Shoes ]ST otions, Etc.,’Etc. ♦♦♦ j Our Stock o r 1 MINERS’ GOODS IS COMPLETE and of the best California Fabrics! Our Great FACILITIES! 9 of baying direct from the manufacturer will enable us to sell ;•* goods at the lowest figure. WE INVITE j Aa Bxaminatlon j OF OUR GOODS, t An extend a cordial mutation to nit. 1 ju»a«f >