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18 PUBLISHED BTtP.T THURSDAY AT Irwin, Gunnison County, Colo. 1 J*o. L. Lacey. Jno. E. Phillii*s. | Xiaooy d* Plilllipa. j IDITORS AND PROPRIETORS.! TEEMS. One Copy One Year, - - $3.00 One Copy Six Months, - - 1.75 One Copy'Phree Months, - - I.oc (luTtiullj ia Adrauot. THURSDAY, AUG. 12, 18S0. j A FEW PLAIN FACTS. I In the early spring when the snow was so deep between here ar.d Gun ni*on that it was impossible for loaded teams to reach this point, the.material ; ot the Pilot was stored at Gunnison awaiting transit,as was also that of the j Gothic paper. Our junior member was here making arrangements for an i office building, and lie was daily con- i fronted by the citizens ar.d merchants of Irwin who were anxious for a news paper, and were growling and kicking! because we did not do that which was: impossible bring our office up l through twenty feet of snow. Feeling the necessity fora paper! in Irwin, and supposing the desire fur i one as shown by some of our mer- j chants and mine owners, was genuine, j we went to an enormous expense as; well as danger to life and property in bringing our material here when other men with freights dared .not make the! trip through the deep snow. A little later the citizens of Gothic built a house and gave it, together with the lot, to the gentlemen who were to start a paper there. They even did more than this—they freighted the! office from Alamosa.to Gothic free of! charge and gave them 600 cash sub-1 scribers before their first issue was out. ' Ihe Pilot was given a lot in a I swamp and left without a subscriber i or cent of money, to rustle for itself, i \Y ith the assistance of a few personal j friends we managed to borrow some i money and make a good sale of our | first issue. With this wc paid off a! portion of our indebtedness, the balance of which is still unpaid. The men Vho' were so loud in their j cries for a newspaper and who kicked i 80 because it was not here before there was a pound of flour or bacon for sale in the camp, are the very men who “can’t afford to advertise” or who j think “ advertising does no good.”! A few of fhem have subscribed for three months with the promise to pay. If they are compelled to get any job . printing done they send to Portland,' Maine, for it, because it can be had cheaper. Some of the largest mer chants in Irwin, whom we have fre quently favorably noticed, have never left a nickel in our office, yet they have the “ gall ” to be eternally tell ing usto “whoop up the camp.” Mine owners are always wanting their proo erty shown up through our columns, but when they make a sale from which , they realize thousands, instead of. “ whacking ” up with the printer a portion of their dinero , which was • gained to a greater or less extent i through the influence of the paper,! they don't even pay for a year’s sub- i scription, but go down to the saloons, * dance halls and gambling houses and “blow in" their wealth unstintedly and unhesitatingly, and then ask us to give them a “ send off.” Ruby Camp is rich in minerals, she has mines that are unequalled in the country, her miners and merchants are all prosperous, but such an unap preciative set we never met with be fore, who imagine a newspaper can be njn on light air ar.d snow water. We believe our citizens want a newspaper, and will not be without; one, but if they want us to stay with them we must have better support than we have been receiving and less cries of “ take my advertisement out; i 1 can’t afford it.” _ - j A gambler called “Demps” shot 1 and killed a prospector known as. “Shang” MH.emors at Virginia City, about a week ago. Ruby Camp has no carbonates or; any mineral deposits. Her mines are j true fissure veins of ruby, native, brit-! tie and wire silver. Galena and coal mines are also numerous. Wm. Griffith, a young man twenty- j eight years of age, from Blossburg, l fa., who was injured in the coal; mines at Mt. Carbon on the Ist ult., * 1 died Of injuries on the *d inst. ’ ! k THE OUTLOOK. There are some croakers in our' | midst. Such characters may be found j • everywhere and especially in new mining districts. Many people come j ito places of this kind who are by ! habit and nature idlers, and possess ! had habits. People of this kind do | ! not succeed anywhere. Men must i learn by experience, if not otherwise, that in mining camps, as elsewhere, : success will not attend them without j energy and industry. 1 ; Business of every discretion pre sents a healthy appearance in the town jof Irwin. Although there is no infla- i tion, there is sufficient activity to in- I spire confidence. Nearly every man; . who gives his attention to business j i and who appears to be in earnest in ■ bis efforts to succeed, is satisfied with the present, and has great . hopes for the future. The streets present a fair business : activity. The hammer and saw are | heard in every direction along Ninth ; street and in many other parts of the , town. .Buildings are going up rapidly ; and nearly all the space for a distance j I of several hundred yards along Ninth street is filled by buildings erected and i others in the process of being erected, i j and m fact everything indicates pres- : ! ent and future prosperity for the ! | camp. j . There appears to be little doubt of | the fact that during the next year per-; ; sons will realize their most san- i ; guine expectations in regard to this! district, from.the fact that mines now ; being prospected and opened will i justify capitalists in employing a large j number of men and erecting machinery for reducing and treating j ores, and it must be admitted that be- ! fore we can be assured of permanence 1 j and prosperity capitalists must come | j to the rescue in the manner indicated. I j Since our last issue reliable reports! ! have reached us from different parts! ; the district in this vicinity that | j the mines already discovered have j ! greatly improved in appearance, as j I greater depth has been reached, and ; j many new discoveries have been i j ma de which give great promise, j llt takes time and money to make it! manifest that quartz veins are of a j character to be permanent and relia-; | bio in all newly discovered localities, j i but we have sufficient evidence of the i value of mines here to establish that we 1 are in the midst of great mineral! wealth, which fact, in the course of I ; a reasonable time, will be made! known to the world, and for the pres- ; 1 ent our population should be, ! patient and industrious and they will 1 surely reap the rewards thereof, i „Ihese mines are known as fissure veins, which bear silver, and they can ; not be worked and developed with out labor and capital. In most in-! stances they pay from the surface down as far as they have been explored, and surpass any other mines discov ered, in paying richly from ; the croppings. It has been asserted in certain jour- i j nals, upon the authority of an ex-! 1 pert who was said to have been here, j that the veins are narrow. This is ; due as to some of the prospects as far! j as they have been explored, but there I ! are a number of very wide and exten | sive veins in the camp, which were' ! intentionally or otherwise overlooked jby the expert, and the journal that. ■ made the statement should be severely ! censured for either its carelessness or ! intentional misrepresentation. POSTAL AFFAIRS. A number of nev regulations have ! recently gone into effect concerning the conduct of postal affairs. For : merly the Special Agent of the Postal i Department took charge of all matters pertaining to the mail service. Now, however; the government has divided the work into different departments 1 I 4 : The railway mail service for the divi sion including Colorado is in charge !of Colonel Hunt, of. St. Louis. Mr. !jerre N. Hill, of Denver, has charge ' of mails under the title of Chief Head i Clerk. To him should be made all ; complaints or applications regarding | the distribution of mails, delivery, de : lay, irregularity, misdirection, etc., : and relating to the routes. The Post office Inspector, formerly Special Agent of this district, is General R. A. Cameron, of Denver, who attends' entirely to depredations and losses of' the department and frauds on the service. —\Denver Tribune. i i General Grant has sioq,ooo worth]' of presents in the Custom House at i New York. i HE WILL RECEIVE JUSTICE. 1 It is gravely to be feared that the 1 ; murderer of two men, now in the ! hands of the civil authorities at Gun ; nison, may go unwhipped of public' justice from outside influence brought, to bear in his behalf.—[Elk Moun- } tain Pilot. i Our friends of the Pilot did not ; stop to think that this is a reflection on the integrity of the Court and the public prosecutor. The man referred to will have a fair and impartial trial in Gunnison, by a prosecutor who j means to convict, and a Judge who ' will hold the scales in exact balance. ! A jury of his peers will deliberate on ! the evidence, and if the heinous ! crime with which he stands charged is proven»against him, he will be con victed; if it is not, he will be ac ' quitted, as he would deserve to be. It is not fair to create public prejudice against the prisoner, or to forestall his trial by appealing to the passions of the people, any more than it would , ; be right to manufacture sympathy in his favor. We can assure tne Pilot that whatever influence may be brought to bear in favor of tire pris oner can have no possible ir.Huen.ee upon the Court or the prosecution, j —[ Gunnison News. The foregoing excerpt from this | press was taken from an article in our last issue, giving an account of the S hanging of a mule thief in the 0.-Be s Joyful basin. ' It seems that the galled ■ jade winces from a consciousness of j the fact that it has been prominent in efforts to create an “ outside influence” in behalf of the accused, and seek-.,, ! cuttle fish like, by muddying the waters to secure his escape. Its col : mnrrs have been teeming with lauda tions of the unspotted integrity and ! high character of the prisoner. One j would suppose from reading that paper ' that he was a very angel of light and ! excellence, and those concerned in his - i accusation and arrest, the very de-. j mons of the po\Vcr of the air. The ; i poor unoffending murdered prospec- i ; tors, who made the prisoner their 1 guest in camp, and with whom he was ; last seen, lias not one word of sympa-, , thy from the News, not one grain ot! i regret for their savage butchery and i ! robbery. We do not propose pend | ing the trial of the accused, to give a ; detailed account of this bloody trage j dy, or say one word that may militate : against a fair and unprejudiced tml of i \ the accused. j ! i The fear expressed by us in *ie ex-, f cerpt made by*our con temporary, was" 1 ; only the iteration of the puUicjjudg-: ! ment of the vicinage where this moody i ' tragedy occurred, and had it had the! ; opportunity to have culminated on the ; j testimony accredited by it, before an ! i impartial tribunal, a penalty would! have followed of blood for blood. No ! i one knows better than the editor of! ' the Nfivs that a plea of antecedent , ! good character can not legal! v be in-; I terposed as a defense in an indict-j I ment for murder, and yet such has; been the pica of that press in its ef- 1 ' forts' to forestall public sentiment in : behalf of the accused. It is all bosh ito say that the Judge and State’s At- • j torney constitute the Court, and like! ; Caesar’s wile, are above suspicion. ! No reflections have been made upon : ! them and never will be made by this ! ! paper on this or any other occasion, j | The merest tyro in the profession; | knows that the jury constitute the sole | j judges both of law and fact in a damn- j ! ing felony of this character. The i issues of life and death are lodged in the hands of twelve men, and they i must be taken from the body of the ! county where the crime is committed,: ! unless a change of venue can be ob-! tabled from inability to procure ai : jury who have neither formed or ex- i pressed an opinion on the subject of, the guilt or innocence of the accused. | : We do not question the low estimate! ! put by the writer of that paper on the ' • “influence” it has sought to bri«g to j bear in favor of the prisoner, but it ( greatly errs when it confines such in fluence to the Judge and Prosecuting; Attorney. There is an outside public | from whom the jury must be drawn, i and to the extent of the influence of j the Neios on that public it hasdis- ; qualified citizens from sitting as-jurors j and furnished an excuse for removing! the trial of'this case to another county. : Why is it, if that press is acting: simply in the interests of public justice : ! that it has plead the innocence of the accused before trial, and why should 1 it take such a special interest in this 1 | case and not have one word of apol- j ogv for the man accused of murder at j Gothic? We speak in the in- j terests of law and order and for the j maintenance of justice, securing pro-! tection to the people of their lives and i property and challenge proofs of a i single instance in which the Pilot has : indulged in a licentiousness of which ’ conscious guilt seems to have prompted our cotemporary to become the accuser. - ‘ ( In spite of the above protestations 1 of the News, the public who have read that jiaper are bound to believe that it ■ is in the precise condition of the Irish- j man, who when told that he would ; 1 get justice at the hands of the Court, j ( replied: i “Be Jasus, your worship, it is not j ‘ justice that I warnt, it. is my liberty,^ 1 if your Honor plasc.” : < GENERAL GRANT. He Visits Irwin and Her Mines and is Given a Hearty Welcome. ■ - - i i Last Friday evening word reached our camp that Gen. Grant and party ' would arrive here the following day from Gothic; accordingly a commit-. tee of citizens from Irwin and the 1 lower town were appointed to receive 1 the distinguished visitors. About 3 o'clock Saturday afternoon j Messrs. Phil Peters, chairman of the Town Board ; C. S. Brann, merchant; Col.. Trevor, mayor of Irwin ; judge 1 Shackelford, lawyer; Mr. Brown, merchant; Geo. Cornwall, of the Town Board, and B. F. Fields, capi- ! talist, the comnutee appointed at this 1 place, mounted and proceeded to the town. Here they were joined; by Messrs. C. Christopher, mayor ; K. A. Chester, capitalist, and Maj. Wright, secretary of • the Good- j Enough Mining and Milling Co. The committees met the Gen. Grant party near the Good-Enough mill. Judge Shackelford, in behalf of ' the citizens of “Ruby Camp, greeted the distinguished guests in a very ap propriate and brief speech, after which j Gen. Grant, Col. Fred. Grant, Ex-! Gov. Routt, John G. Adams W. J. ! Atwood, and E. W. Brewster, of Gothic, and W. W. Smith, a banker from Washington, Pa., and H. F. i Smith, of Crested Butte, and Yanada, a Japanese servant of Gen. Grant, ac companied by our citizens rode up through town, the band of musicj greeted the party with a national air, • ; and headed the procession as they . marched up Ninny, street. I . j The party then entered Irwin and j passed through Ninth street, which thronged with miners. The music of; the baud, the waving of flags and . handkerchiefs, and .lie loud hurrahs ; of the crowd reminded one of a gala! j day in the east. The party halted for a short time in' front of the Elk Moun tain Hotel, where the General met a j number of old friends and former : comrads. -j As the party left the hotel three j rousing cheers were given for “ Gen. ■> GralU, the most honored of A’ineri-: jeans.’' The party after leaving the; ! hotel visited the lake, and from there' ! went to the Lead Chief, Ruby Chief,; : Howard Extension and other mines : i of that vicinity. While riding alongside the creek which empties into the lake, the Gen ; eral was informed that it. was known las S——n o’ a B h creek, when .he suggested it be changed to Car!: ; Schurz creek. We inferred from the : General's remark that he thought the ; suggestion if acted upon would not •materially change the name of the: ! creek, but only put it in low Dutch. I The name of the creek was accordingly j changed to S no’ a B hor ! Carl Schurz creek. ! When returning the party met the j ; following ladies, among whom was j i Miss Minnie Harris, who presented . j General Grant with a beautiful boquet j of wild flowers. Mrs. Isaiah Weston, ! 1 i j Miss Mattie Fitzer, and Mrs. Harris. The party having an invitation to . i take tea with the Good-Enough Min ing and Milling Co., at their quarters ; | in the lower town, and Gen. Grant j and party being their guests, they re- j paired to the Good-Enough building, where, we understand, a bountiful and delicious supper awaited them. ; The evening was spent in pleasant con versation, during which the General related some incidents of his trip abroad. i Sabbath morning, after visiting the j [Forest Queen, Ruby King and other; mines in the same vicinity, Gen. i Grant ar.d party left for Gunnison,; expressing themselves as being better pleased with Ruby than with any other mining canvp they had visited. The latest from the Ute Commis sion report 112 Uncompahgie and 36 White river Utes as signing v the treaty. The Commission left Los Pinos on the 6th inst. for the Southern Agency, under escort of Co. C\, 23d infantry. Interpreter Curtis, accompanied by Chief Ouray, Sapavanaro and several other prominent chiefs also left for the same point via the mountain trail. A. B. Meacham remained at the ager cy to obtain other signatures to the treaty and make tht enrollment or basis on which the $60,000 and ■ allotment of land in severalty will be made. The Commission will be ab- j sent a month. S * Dr. Tanner has passed the 40th day .of his fast successfully. What will j the lunatics attempt to do next ? Gen. Grant says Irwin is ahead ofi j any mining camp he has yet visited.*! ! The General has been to Leadville. j Is the “Gunnison Gone?” M e will answer the Gunttisou Xeivs in our next issue, and show that the j hanging of the mule thief in the | 0,-Be-Joyful was a verity and not a j “canard,” as stated by that press. Since writing the description of! Ruby City, which appears on our first i P-mWCoI. Elliott has taken its alti tude from near the residence of Mayor Christopher, and found it 10,300 feet • above the level of the sea. M e are under obligations to cur friend Col. J. 1). Elliott, for some handsome specimens of crystals. The Colonel knows we have an eye for the beautiful, and he is ever ready to do ; what he can to please us. j Ihe Gunnison City Post-office now | boasts of a money order department. Irwin needs a money order depart- j ment worse than Gunnison, but our citizens would be satisfied if they' I could find a “stamp department” here. I The Gunnison City papers are .I “blowing” and “puffing” over the i ;scream of their first steam whistle,! which was sounded last week. That's nothing, gentlemen,, we have had six : steam whistles blowing in the vicinity of Irwin for the past six weeks. | With the mines of Leadville her banks arc playing out also.’ Last week one of her largest banking j houses went under, and the cashier 'skipped with what little money there ; was left in the concern. It is sup posed this bank was cf the “knife blade” sort. Mr. Ewing should write it up. There no longer remains a doubt as to the identity of old man Bender and his wife Kate. Both have confessed to their murderous crimes. They killed their first victim in Illinois, ; which was followed by dozens of others in Kansas. The young Ben der 3,mi . ve .not Teen captured j : j The miners of Ruby Camp are anxious to pay their compliments to ; Mr. Ewing, the author of Gunnison ; i Gone.” V\ e hope he .-.rav cal! again ; soon to write up the country. The I miners here will furnish him with a ; subject that will make quite a sensa tional article, and it may be appro priately headed “ Ewing Gone.” ♦ ♦ Gunnison City’s third newspaper, the Democrat , is before us. It is a quarto ! sheet ably edited by Frank M< Master, ; Escp, and published by the Democrat j Company. Its political complexion, jas its name would indicate, is D'emo j crattc, and it will not only prove s ! great benefit to the party it represents, but will be a valuable acquisition to : the journalistic fraternity of Gunnison. : We wish it unbounded success. Geo. D. Roberts, of Kokomo, is : now the leading card of the Republi- 1 ; cans for lieutenant-governor. If the. Republicans are to carry the state, a better nomination could not have been • made. Mr. Roberts represents the mining interests of the country, and ! is liberal, generous, able and trust worthy. Lie is the best man his party could put forward, and is without ex- j jeeptionthe ablest man his party has, thuS far presented for the position. J V . ■_■■■; ; STATE OF COLORADO, ) COU NTVof G [ N Nl3O >\ j ORDINANCE >'o. J3.-n„p*«r VIII. • j An ordinance comoming Licenses. , i Bo it •rdainod hy the Town Board of Trustor* cf the town of Irw in in County and i>ute aforesaid. Sec. 1. That any person owning m.d comiurtliug or ‘ , conducting any 1 wiping house in ti «* of Irwin ; ‘ shall he requited to jar a liceiin* cf f:f;y dollar* yz ' .annum. Such license to i»e jwi-.i quarterly in advance.) Sr.f. 2. That any person owning «::•! c.inducting or conducting any testaurant or eatime hou?e in the town of Irwin Khali be required to pay & li* » nae of one hundred dollars jer annum »u#h li run- t > ]»e paid quarterly ia advance. Sec.-i. That aoy person owning and conducting, or conducting any hotel in the town of Irwin, shall 1* inquired to [aj a license of one hundred d*-:lars jier annum, such license to l-c paid quaiterW in advance. Sf.c. 4. That any pers-m owning and conducting, or conducting any concert hall in tt" town c f Irwin shall fc* required pay a licenaa of one hundred d lhu* jer annum, such licence t-. K* |*M quarterly in a Wane*. Sec. ft. That any pei>oD owning r..ndu. ting, or : conducting any dance hull in Ilie tov\ n of Irwin shall be required to per a license of two hundred dollar* per annum, #u«-b license to he j-aklqua:teily in pdvance. Bre. 6. That any p.r*on owning and conducting, or conducting any th*at»e in the town * f Irwin shall required to par a license of two hundred dollar# p< r annum, such lic*u* t- be paid quarterly in ad ranee. ! Sec. T. That an;, i*r. n violating any *.f the forego ing Mcliona of thko.diaanee shall he firui in a sum not lets than $25 nor more than £lOO for the first offence, and for second offense lie find in a sum net leas than twenty - five dollar* nor mora than one hundred dollar*. <md license forfeited. Sec. #. That this ordinance take effect and be fn force Uto davs after publication. Sec. 1». That any ordinances or parts of ordinances ) now in force conflicting with this ordinance l>e null and >vi*J. Tamed at a regular meeting of the Board of Trust#*# of the town of Irwin ihh fourth day of August, I?*o. • Oio. B. Sea hr, t Cf.c. E. Cornwall, Chairman Beard of Tnattsi. • Clerk. i If. OOPMXGF.R, K S. METZI.tIS, Proudent. Cashier BMKofIRWUi ! COPPINGER & METZLER, • * I Irwin, Colorado. Transact a General Banking Business. [ ■ 1 REFER KNCEB. | Flr*t National Rank. I'cnror. i First Natiom! Hank. Moulder. Metropolitan National ]iank. T T. Rank of Krukm City, Kara** City, M<*. 6tf Rank of Holden-, Holden. Minoari. I The Pioneer Bes tanrant. Crostod Butte. A. UYBXS, PROI-R. Board aad Lodging. Firsts Uuw .wnmmndatt.in# man and beiwt. t'heapwtaud in town. LEADFORL i'CAllllltit, I Fines, Liquors, . THE 15EST BRANDS OF CIGAR*. Ninth St., Below - Postoffic*. 1 Don't forge: tho oM IPICHsTIEIEiR, *hcr» Ton ran u g.aai ,Ui:,k >t Willuw Kan cr Ytcßmyer W hltkv. B MOUNTAIN SB®, IBWIIT, COLO. WHISKIES! Wines, Brandies and Beer. ; War Cigars a Specialty. ter Give us a Call. t2_a.Cß ROOM ATTACHin.-R» BLAKEY & ROGERS, - PROPR'S. BMK OF Gl NMSOX. Sam. A. Gill, E. P. Jacobson, C ashier. Vice-President 11. A. \\. Tabor, President. JtOT’IiH: O A. M. TO <L P. M. IV a f-.r.r al xlbiiM:!* »nd C.llrctiun Tlu.inaw. Mnj a..l h.li Xiohaof. on .1! It,. Hut*. aij W. A. Eckerly. Geo. Schmazried. ! j WM.A. ECKERL.Y& CQ„ SAW MILL, AN— DSIIHSTGLJIS j —. BEST NATIVE LUMBER and SHINGLES J * Furnished on short notice at Lowest Rates. ! Saw Mill i ! Situated about one mile below Irwin on the Grcsicd Butte road jti GILAXD . REOPENING! or tu® Kuby Home RESTAURANT! AN 12 : BAKERY. I 0 • tkiT Having just completed our new and commodious building, oppo site the postoffice, on the site of the old restaurant, we arc better prepared to accommodate the public than ever. Our dining room is the largest and most comfortable west of the divide, and with the assistance of good cooks and attentive waiters, we are better prepared to suit the most fastediou* than ever. are also much better prepared to retail to the public, bread, pies and cakes, which always will be found on hand or baked to order on short notice. A. Specialty In filling orders for and PAiiiwa. SPAHR & VANTUYL.