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• ELK MOUNTAIN PILOT.
Irwin, Gunnison Co., Colorado. I ROSAMPLK COPIES SENT Tu R. POST A L'C A R DS. **-The rate* for toeal nctl-'i will hp twenty-five Mali a line for the fii»t (iitorlt .n aw! fifteen ceufc a ■a* fcr Mch !ral«ii|iiiat iiuirtioa, aad from tliw* rate* Wt will not lUvlatt. ■ •1i i THURSDAY, AUGUST 12. Mountain sheep have been seen j during the past week near Irwin. The silver-tipped cub bear of the Allison brothers, is becoming quite a; pet. • -» » George Andrews sold bis mining interests on Rock Creek for f, 60,000 a week ago. Jim and Pete Bolivar are drawing; crowded houses every night at Blakey’s musical entertainment. 1 • J Now is the time for some one to j start a wood-yard. When the snow: comes it will be in demand. j The name of the man who was i hung in 0,-Be-Joyful Basin was given by him as Jim Gates, from Kansas. ♦ > 4, l Mr. J. M. Hawkes, representing the Colorado Boot and Shoe Mann-1 ¥ facturing Co., of Canon City, was in : camp last week. Preaching last Sabbath morning and Sunday School in the afternoon I .were well attended in the lent oppo site the Pilot office. The large bakery next door to | Shurtleff & Co’s, erected by Messrs, i Field & Kelsey, will be opened by l Mr. T. Riley, wlio will carry on the • baking business. • . j A wooderi railway is to be built 1 from Mt. Carbon coal mines to Gun- j nison City. It is expected that one j hundred tons of coal wiil be hauled: over this r*ad daily. • ! We were shown an ingot of silver! from about twelve pounds of ore from j the Diabola mine. The first fine! extracted* in Ruby. It ; weighed 4)4 Ounces, 990 fi^Bfc • ♦ \Ve waderstand.that Mr. C/ant, of; ~tlre Leaduße"smelter notorletV'lias!* purchased 300 acres of coal lands at Crested Butte, from Stearns & Beau- j man, for the purpose of erecting large j smelting works. The Chronicle's ar ticle on “Gunnison Gone" does not seem to have retarded the rush from that placd to the fissure veins of Ruby ' Camp. - ♦ The Ouida lode is a recent location made by Messrs. G. W. Evans and H. » Fairchild. It is situated in the lower eiicj of Peeler basin, three mile:; from Irwin. The vein iabout four feet wide, and is composed of chlorides, galena and brittle silver, and wiil eventually be a big mine when devel oped. It is an extension of the North Star, for which £;c,ooo was recently offered. I w - -♦ * u " The Mountain Prince lode, which, is located on Ruby mountain near the; mouth of Elk basin, and adjoining claim to the Mountain King and Queen, which is owned by Short Bros. A Co., is now being worked by a funnel which is already down 30 feet, and at a depth of 100 feet under the mountain the lead is iS inches' wale, showing up Ruby-silver, and to appearances it will be one of the lead ing mines in the camp. W. W. Jones, agent of the! Huntington Mining Co., showed us a ! piece of galena ore from the Redwell 1 basin which looks fine. Mr. Jones! has secured one-third interest in three i mines, and located the Bob Simonton ■ in the basin for bis company, and no ' doubt they will prove good property, as the basini looks better in ore as work is being done. J. M. and Jas. Kelsey and the Huntington Mining Co. own a claim north of the lake,! on which twenty feet has been sunk. ! They have all their assessments : worked. A very rich strike was made in the Ruby King a few days ago. The vein in the main shaft is three feet, four inches wide, and carries ruby, brittle, native silver and iron pyrites, that will assay nine hundred ounces of silver to the ton at a depth of only fourteen feet. The ore is similar in character to the Forest Queen, and it is only a question of time when the Ruby King will be as rich producing mine as the Queen. Col. Holt, who has just arrived in town, is very san guine over the development of this ' NMM. ONE KIND OF EXPERT. We don’t like to make any preten- j ; sions to what we really do not possess: in Ruby, and the following would seem to show that this spirit pervades even our prospectors, to a certain ex tent, and in away peculiar to them-] selves. No names are mentioned, ! | but perhaps the “world-renowned : expert” who figured so extensively on ' j our camp in the Leadville Chronitle, a ; short time ago, was the hero. Two well-known miners and pros pectors, regular old timers, have acer-. I tain rich lode, not a hundred miles . from camp, and have been offered j j very large figures for a share in it. ] * The boys are used to such things, * however, and generally look with j i supreme contempt on the “well-; ! known expert,” who is almost certain to make his appearance, where they i are at work, at least twice a week. | I One of them, making some prelimina- j :ry inquries of the boys in town, ] stated he was only wanting good,. i property. They, of course, invited i him to go out and see for himself !. . i ! what they had. He visited them,: and, descending the shaft, began picking and slicing off pieces of the; foot-walL He then pocketed large! I masses of gouge. One of the boys j j drew his attention, after a while, to j the quartz and mineral, breaking off. ; pieces full of the well-known ruby and ! ' native silver for inspection, which he ; i threw down again, very much to their' ] surprise. ! The next day he gave them the re- j I suit of the assays which he had made, i ] and told them he could mly get two oz j j out of the best he had. They said ] nothing, and he visited them again, i i When he had descended to the hot-! I turn of the with safety, he again ' I commenced on the foot-wall and lead : : matter. This was too much. The : 1 . j : cornual partner of the two drew out, two revolvers, and sitting astride of a j ] timber, remarked: | “See here, ole mah, we can’t stand such a racket as this. Do you see] that quartz there? Now, Jack, (to] his partner) jest gad him off a few j hunks and ef he don’t see the ruby i and native and keep it, too, I’m goin’ j to see him die right here. You in- j «tr that* gouge and trachyte out of your pock- j ; ets or I’ll.” very significantly cock- j : ing both pistol-, “let go; and if you 1 I .' . . . ! ever again insult any assayer m town, 1 a Li:j’ him to mn any more foot-wall,, i 11 butcher vou on sight.” . ■ ! ; It is ncedl-a,:; to say that this “knife- j ! blade” expert went home a sadder, I ' wiser and richer man. The above is a positive fact, and ]shows what kind of so-called experts: we have beer, pestered with. A man j who is not capable of knowing how to ,■ get out of a mine, whether up or i down, who is as liable to climb a lad-: der head down as he is to go down j ; hee ls up, generally has an exceedingly iimited stock of knowledge pertaining to milling and minerals. C* ■ Mr. B. I\ Fields, Esq., who is, 1 perhaps, working as many claims and employing as many men as any other : gentleman in the camp, placed on our table last Tuesday some fine specimens of ore from a few of his mines that are ] now being worked. The first speci-! i men was from the Tenbroeck lode. It ; is a galena specimen and carries from 70 to 9c ounces in silver. The vein has only recently been cut into, the ; : workmen all the time thinking it was ! ] the hanging wall, but placing a shot in it, the other day, a rich vein of galena it proved to be. This mine i-, : on the same vein as is the Independ : cnee, Little Elsie and North Starlodes. I The Independence comes first on the ] vein in Independence Basin, then the Little Elsie, which runs up and over! the brow of the mountain that divides' Independence from 0,-Be-Joyful and i Peeler Basins. The Tenbroeck comes! .next on the vein and runs iicoo feet ] ! beyond, where the North Star takes j up the vein running in the vailey of ; Peeler Basin. This is unquestionably j : the largest vein of medium grain min- ' • eral in the camp, and produces just such ore as is needed at our smelters. Mr. Fields is now running 3 tunnel in 1 on the vein of the Tenbroeck and ex pects to ship ore shortly. The other : specimens came from the Clinton, : King of the Valley and William J Henry. The ore is galena and runs j well in silver. These mines are situ- j bated between Irwin and Elk Basin,; bordering on the creek northeast of : ■ the Forest Queen. They are! , all being worked, and are showing up j very satisfactory. 1 THE SUNSHINE. ; The New Galena Lode in Elk Basin Recently Purchased by Messrs. Black h Go. * 1 ! F . ; For some time past our prospectors : have been seeking galena lodes, and : capitalists are offering fancy prices for , the same, as lead ores are in demand ] j at the smelter, they being very essen-. : tial to the successful treatment of the! ruby, native ar.d brittle silver ores] ! that predominate in Ruby Camp. So valuable has the galena ores become ] I that he who has a mine of this charac | ter, has something better than gold. I A few of these galena lodes have j been discovered in 0,-Be-Joyful, Peeler, Readwell :> and Elk basins. - j In the latter basin the most promising ] galena mine is the Sunshine, recently j purchased by Messrs. Black, Wilson j & Dautrement, the mammoth hard ware and drug merchants of Tenth ' street, who have been watching the I developments of the claim for some ] i time. Mr. Black having large ex : periencC in the matter of speculating, | with the assistance of mining experts,' j managed to secure the coveted prize : for himself and partners, at a nominal j figure,.and are now rejoicing in its : possession. The Sunshine is about one mile and i • ] a half from Irwin, in Elk Basin. At ; the depth of ten feet it showed a pay j streak fourteen inches wide of verv ! fine galena. The vein is four feet ! wide, and carries more or less silver and lead. Assays from the pay streak ] give 40 ounces in silver and 66 per I : cent. lead. The pay streak is gradu-! ally widening as it is uncovered, and the galena is of a finer grain. The ■ purchasers have put an additional forking force on the mine and are J . I preparing to ship ore. We late Messrs. Black, Wilson & Datitrc- ; meat upon their securing such valu- ] able property, and wish them un-; bounded success in its workings. | The Mr. Black hereinbefore nun- i tior.ed, about twelve years’ago bought ; the right of Hill L Jaynes to their J barbed wire fence. It was then un known outside of the county in which | the yar.tcnts.es lived and was-crude and unsalable. Mr. Black made it practical, advertised ic largely for ten years made a grand success of it. To-day this fence is extensively used 1 in every state in the Union, and is : ] considered the best in the market. • THE ELK MOUNTAIN SOCIAL CLUB. I | Last Thursday evening, August 5. j i a meeting was held in Havron &: ; McDmigal’s office, at the Elk Mown-j : tain Hotel to perfect the organization ' ! of.the Elk Mountain Social Club. ! '.Mr. McDougal was called to the chair.' The following committees were ap-: i pointed for the first ball, which will : be given to-night, August 1 z, 1880 : On arrangements. —Messrs. Sprat!, Erann, McDougal, Kvle, Phi! Ims and •T. M. McCormick. ' j On Invitations/—Messrs. Whittles)-, ' (Chester, Smith, Phillips, Drs. Reid, and O’Ferrall. On Reception.—Messrs. Erann, G. R. Cornwall, McDougal, Wright and j Shackelford. Floor Managers.—Messrs. Peters, : ' Spratt, Havron, McCormick and Kyle. The following gentlemen were elect-! j ed officers of the dub to serve for si.x months, which was the length of time ■subsequently agreed upon: G. E. ! Spratt, President; Phil Peters and Dr. : Reid, Vice-Presidents; J. M. McDou-j ! gal, Secretary; Dr. R. M..O’Ferrall, j ! Assistant Secretary ; Chas. S. Erann. Treasurer. Messrs. Kellogg, Chester,! Shackelford and McDougal were ap-; pointed a committee to draft consti tution and by-laws. There being no further business, a motion was made to adjourn to meet again on the follow-! ing Monday evening. On Monday evening at eight o’clock jthe meeting was called fo order by , Mr. McDougal, and oir motion Mr. 1 Spratt was invited to the chair as j ! president elect for the ensuing six • ! months. The committee on arrangements for the ball to be given to-night reported ' that Messrs. McQuaid & Thorn had kindly offered the use of their new i two story- building on upper Ninth ' street, for the occasion. Also arrange- j ment had been made for supper at the Elk Mountain hotel, to be ready at eleven o’clock. The Committee on invitation re- ; ported that invitations had been sent j to everybody that was expected to at tend, .although there had been possibly i j some persons unintentionally omitted,' ' and if there were any, the members j ! of the club were requested to see that ! such persons were provided with invi- ’ ! tations. After the reading and adoption of 1 the constitution, which had been pre pared by the committee on constitu tion and by-laws, the meeting ad' Mourned. * PERSONAL. Lee Ihompson returned from Den ver last Saturday. | Mr. Geo. Cornwall, Sr., left for ] New York city to-day. F. W. Fuller started for Rosita, Custer county, yesterday, to be absent ' about two weeks. . Mr. (-. A. Hawley, a member of the Gunnison bar, is sojourneying in : camp for a few davs. R. M. Woodbury, editor of the Denver Times, and one of the owners . oi the Forest Queen mine, arrived in town last Saturday accompanied by his estimable wife. Col. \\ . 11. Holt, is again with us. He has been at his residence in Colo rado Springs, and other portions of the j I state looking after his mining interest for the past six weeks. F. T. Southerland, Esq., one of the editors of Gunnison’s new Democrat, made us a pleasant call Friday last. . :He was in camp distributing his paper and soliciting subscriptions for the same. Sprigg Shackelford, the honorable Mayor of Maysville, Kentucky, and a brother to Judge Shackelford, of this place, has been in town for two or three weeks as a guest of his brother. Fie is very much pleased with this section of the country, and after visit ing some of our mines is fully con -1 vir.ced that we have a bright future before us fcr a rich camp. He has ; made many warm friends during his j ; short stay, so far, and in all prob- 1 ability will take up his residence here I ere long. Hon. John B. F'arwell and son, the j dry goods prince of Chicago dcconi-: panied by Mr. Blair, also of that 1 place, are in town, and are guests of; Mr. B. F. Fields, wtoo by the way, is ] an old and int imate acquaintance of j many years standing. Mr. F'arwell ] is largely interested in Leadville and \ now comes to the Ruby mining dis ; trict to examine some of our true : fissure veins. His son has been on a j tour around the world, and is now on ! his return home. Messrs. John G. Adams and W. J. Aft wood, from Gothic, who camei ovt'r witliTne tyrant party I made us a very pleasant visit. Both ] gentlemen are old timers in the Fllk ; ; Mountains and are thoroughly versed j mineralogy and mining. Mr. Att j wood was one of the first men to pitch ! ja tent in Gothic, and is now one of j the Town Board. Mr. Adams is con-: : nected with tire Bonanza, and can sling a quill as well as a pick. Call: : again, genllemefc, we will always be pleased to see you. : Col. John D. Henderson, everybody; knows him, the man who raised the “black flag” in Kansas in ’56, and , who started the first newspaper in that} state, under an appli? tree in ’57 ; also ; effected the organization of Colorado i . . I ]as a territory in ’59, was in town last j week to examine some of our “knife] blade veins,” being sent here for that; purpose by Nor York capitalists. He ] ; was only in camp a few days, having j pressing business elsewhere, but says , , j he will return in two weeks to remain the balance of the season. Col. Jack’s head is level In regard to this camp, j as it will be seen his letters that! will be published in the Leadville Herald, and New York Mining Record from his pen. THE PALACE THEATRE. Messrs. Arnold, Smith & Voogt, have leased the rear portion of Me-; : Quaid & Thorne’s large two story building, which is about being corn | pleted, and having it prepared for the Palace Theatre. They are having an addition of sixty feet built, and every thing is being fitted up in the very ; best style. Mr. Arnold has gone to Leadviiie and Denver to bring in their troupe, consisting cf twelve beautiful young ladies, who are prin cipally song and dance artistes of the highest reputation. If the troupe ar-1 rives in time they will have their i grand opening next Sunday evening. These voung gentlemen are experi : enced in the management of theatres, ; and we bespeak for them a grand suc j cess. j The Eureka, owned by Nelson and j Ellsworth, has been bonded to J. J. Smith, Chas. and Sprigg Shackelford, for SIB,OOO, lor ninety days. 1 hese | bondsmen got an assay out of ‘this mine that run 3,113 ounces in silver to the ton. They will work it with a large lorcc and develop it as ■ | last as possible. BUSINESS. i I Money to loan on personal cob i laterals, by J. |. Smith. Btf New jxjtatoes and onion* just re ceived at ShurtletT & Co's. 8-it ter accurate returns take your assays to W. H. Underwood’s assay office. The Union Restaurant, Mr. Toen niges proprietor, is setting up meals at 50 cents each. He sets the best table 1 in town. j S. Cullom & Co., Tenth street, Ir-I win, Colo., have a full line of Hoots and Shoes, consisting of miners’ fall stock, Calf Boots, Ladies’ Shoes, j Newport Lies and fanev Slippers. 9 Go to A. M. McLiHinney's for your cheap groceries. *7-tf All kinds of jcwelrv,watches. clocks, , at Matt. D. Smith & Bro’s., op- \ i posite Post-office. * ; | All assay work is guaranteed correct ,at \\. H. Undenvood’s assay office,: Ninth street, above postoffice. 5-if A full line of Ladies’ Shoes will be in stock in a few dav at Shurtleff & Co’s. ’ 3-i t\ A full stock of the best brands of \ liquors always on hand at Shutrlcfif cc ! , Co.’s ' 6—tf. Jewelry ; jewelry ! jcwelrv ! ! at: Matt. LX Smith iv Bros., opposite Post-ofiice. I'urniture of every description, mattresses pillows, blankets and co'tn ioits at bed-rock prices, at Gunnison | Furniture Co’s, store, 8-41 ! We will not be undersold. \Ce mean just- what we-.say. Call on us! at 'l'enth street, Irwin, and price our goods. We have a large and well se lected stock of groceries, provisions, California canned goods, hardware, f tinware, crockery, table and pocket cutlery, tobaccos, 1 igars. notions, boots, and shoes, gents’ furnishing goods, etc., etc., Tenth street, Irwin, ; Colo. S. Cullom & Co, 9 MARNET REPORTS. * Thn following i>ricr* wrr« iUrslt'iod u* by Mowrt K j SbnrileS A Co: j Flour 89.00 Itotttr. Stoto c j Corn n.Mil 8-00 lu-ach fiyr. j ‘* l . v B.OU Fggs 50c p do# • Potatoes, lOc .Jlain 2«>c j steak 2c to 26 I taco n iOe j • Stalling l»ecf 16c ‘-Sail ridea 1-o | “ ls c iOuioM 12Uc j Common 30c ! ylcQlKli'f . Doftler m ?*> GROCERIES i PROVISIONS j A CHOICE SUPPLY OF ! , ITresli Family Groceries Always cnJl.ind. Med Fruits , Gunned Goods, TOBACCO, OIGAE.S. 2DTC, : CHEAPEST PLACE IX CAMP-GIVE US A CALL.. ! Ninth Street, Irwii?, Colo. : SHUKTLEFF & CO., Successors trf FIELD ZEDZELSIEY, Wholesale and Retail Dealers in GROCERIES, DRY GOODS, !' CLOTHING, BOOTS & SHOES, HATS & CAPS. Grain, Provisions, Mining Implements, Etc, Sole itgeri/s for Hazard, DuPoni and Gian/ Ponder BTEEST, ABOVE POSTOFFICB Gro as You ‘Please Put don' t for "ft that the only exclusive WINE, LIQUOR & CIGAR HOUSE IX lUWIN, IS I'll AT or 40K SKI. 10, ON NINTH 81 HKKTj UK 1.0 W I-oSToKKHK. i Our goods having been bought direct from the l ineyards, Distilleries an. I Manufactories, enables us to sell very close. Our Motto : “In God we trust— All others are expected lo pay cash." £OE SKIVTO. NOTICE. i The co-partnership heretofore eH ' isting between Frank B. Place and O. B. Spratt is dissolved By mutual con sent: July 31st/ r88o; G. B. Spkatt, Frank. B. Place. Watch repairing at Matt. D. Smith & Bro’s., dpposite Post-office. Btf 1 Choice butter always on hand at A. M. McElHinney’ s new store oil ' Ninth street above the postoffice. 7-tf A full line of ladies’ wear always oil hand at A.M.McELHinney’s new store ,on Ninth street above the postoffice: 7-tf An elegant sideboard, with nfarldtf top and French walnut panels and mirror, for sale cheap, at Gunnison . Furniture C >’s. store. 4< i Tc persons visiting Gunnison Ci»y will do well by stopping at the Cueniit House, which has recently l>een opened in West Gunnison, Ml newly furnished and everything fir>t class. 5-tf, Great Bargains in town lots at G.- B. Spratt’s real estate and mine brok er’s office, on Ninth street. J-il STRAYED. ' From Ruby Camp, a sorrel pony* blazed face, left hind leg white nearly |to knee, branded “ C. 11.” and “ P: : F1.,” the former above the latter,- oil left hip. Aim horse, white hind foot* blind in right eye. Landed with cross ion left shoulder. A bay marc pony* white feet: white on nose, star in face* branded C on left shoulder and L on left hip. Reward for information of either. Holsk iY Forwood. FOR RENT. Two rooms in good condition. Suit' able for private family, or will be fur nished for tenants. Address t Pilot Office. * Let competition come and fret, I sell the best five-egnt cigar ytt; On steamboats and railroad car They all will rush for my cigar. Free-tiiinkers and you orthodoif, Gray beards which have no use for locks; The gamblers on Wall street storks They gladly buy them by the box. Yours truly, Reasonable Abe. j JOB PRINTING! PLAIN AND ORNAMENTAL Done on Short Notice at Pilot Office- * THE 33E8T FZjAOtf » > ✓ To get Purs and Old LIQ IT O II S AND FISK * C I gae s, la at Ut Rose Sample . Roomt, Kholaaala ul lUteii liaalat U Fin* Kentucky *.nd Imported LiqHfl P W.. ROSE, Off Posset,