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ELK MOUNTAIN PILOT.!
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lawia, Gunnison County, Colo. j

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Jvo. L. Lacey. Jno. E. Phillips, j
X««oey rfJ Phillips.
IDITORS AND PROPRIETORS.;
L . . - “ “ |
TEEMS.
One Copy One Year, - - :
One Copy Six Months, * * 1.70'
One Copy Three Months, - - r.ca.
(Ta-nuf»Wj In Advance.
THURSDAY, AUG. 19, 1880. j
Bishop Spaulding will be here to;
hold divine service next Sunday morn
ing-
Jas. Carson, an old Jefferson coun- j
ty resident, suicided near Golden, on
the 10th inst.
Secretary Schurz intends having a
a talk with Sitting Bull, at Ft. Keogh,!
in a few days.
•—♦—•
The rainy season is very disagree-;
able, retarding the work of prospect-;
ing and building.
We only have a tri-weekly mail — i. i
e. we did’nt get any this week, but
they will try (weakly) to get us one j
next week.
True fissure veins of silver, such as :
are found in this camp, are incompar-;
ably superior to carbonates, for they!
are as rich and inexhaustable in their
character.
Dr. Tanner continues to improve
and there seems to be no doubt as to ,
his early and entire recovery from any !
injury lie may have sustained durihg
his long fast.
That part of the ordinance publish- j
ed last week, referring to the taxation
of lodging houses, restaurants and
hotels, has been repealed, and the!
grand kick is over. We are glad that
hash houses are free.
Gunnison's new paper, which pub
lishes us as a donkey, had better give
us credit hereafter for what it clips!
from the Pilot, or some one may j
think the unreliable (?) articles are ]
original with the new paper.
ffemocrafs seem to have it all!
their own way in Ruby Camp, at least
they have an organization and keep it
up, while therepublicansare apparently
asleep.. They should wake up and I
show the outside world Ruby has two !
political parties.
In 1879 Colorado ho.d 139 mineral
patents issued to her, the largest num
ber of any state or territory that year.
For the year ISBO she received 311,
still the greatest number of any state
or territory, making an increase of
171 over the year previous. The fore
going is for the fiscal year ending
June 30, ISBO.
If the Gunnison editors have any
money to back their’ assertion that a
mule thief was nit hung in 0,-Be-
Joyful Basin, let them “put up,”
any amount they see fit, and we will
■“ covir ” it. And if they think the
miners cf 0,-Be-Joyful won’t do such
business, let the smart alex come up
and steal a mule.,
Frank Fossett, Esq., the journalist
and author, was in camp last week
arranging for the sale of his book on
“ Colorado,” and obtaining data for
a future work. Mr. Fossett has pre
sented ns with his book, and we find
it very interesting and accurate The
work consists of 592 pages and is pro
fusely illustrated with Colorado scen
ery. It is an indispensible book to
those interested in Colorado and her
gold and silver mines, farms and stock j
rangas, and health and pleasure re- j
sorts. The books are for sale at the !
postoffice news depot and other book j
stores in Irwin.
The item on the 0,-Be-Joyful hang- j
mg was a canard. We are glad of the 1
failure, and sorry for the donkey who
published it.
We clip the foregoing from the
second number of a new paper recent
ly started at Gunnison. The shyster
who assumes the title of editor who is
so quick to discern an ass must him- j
self be blessed with an unusual longi- j
tude of ears. He must be short of j
rations and is braying to get into
good company. We breath a differ
ent atmosphere from such reptiles and.
are “ sorry” he mistakes us for one of
his own class. After a few spankjngs
possibly that little abortion may learn
how to talk in*a manner befitting a
dignified press and the public.
ANALYSES OF COLORADO
COALS.
| Engineering cod Jlining Journal.
i We have recently had occasion to !
; make some coal aiuMfoke analyses for'
• L. I
(Judge James W. Grant and Ex-Gov. |
! Evans, the results of which may be in
i teresting to your readers.
' The coal in the vicinity of Crested '
! # J I
; Butte, Gunnison county, C010.,i
! proves to be of an excellent 'quality, j
1 both for coking and domestic pur
poses. The’coke is very hard and;
certainly will equal any coke in the
, state in bearing the burden in lead
j smelting furnaces. Ii; the coking
ovens it forms in large, sold prismatic
• columns. This coal has a bright,
f lustrous appearance, the finely-divided
powder being jet black. Samples of
• this CGal from the Stearns ic Bawman
! mine, in the vicinity of Crested Butte,
j gave a’specific gravity of I' 2 73 ; one
cubic foot weighs 79*25 lbs. The an- i
alyses gave the following results.
Per cent. Per com.
[ VeUti’.c matter, . 24-30 ■ oktuTO * j l ''
I e. r . 7n f Fixed carbon, - 72.60
l Coke ' * * * 70 1 Asl,. - - 3.10
j The present postmaster at Crested
i Butte, Mr. H. F. Smith, has had a j
j number of analyses botlYof the coke j
; and coal, I understand, showing ex- j
1 ccllent results.
i Coal lrom the Ohio creek does not
1 seem to have any decided merits as a
I coking coal. This product in a fine
-1 ly divided state, is dark reddish-brown.
; It has a specific gravity of 1*344 : one
; cubic foot weighs 53’67 lbs. The an-!
j alyses shows the following results:
Percent. Percent.
Volatile matter, ™
ea,, . . . *»{*%* "i*
i Crested Butte coke gave:
Per coot.
I Asli, 13.40
I Sulphur, - - - - ----.33
j This coke has a did! leaden appear
! ance, and differs in this respect from
1 the El Mono coke.
Coke from the Denver & South
Park railway company, made from
! coal screenings, gave:
Per cont.
Ash, 0.4
Sulphur, 1-.7
The simples operated upon were
not sufficiently large to draw com-j
j parisens in regard to the relative per-;
| centage of ash, but taken for as nearj
|an average sample as possible. No j
! seam of caleite have been noticed in 1
I the Crested Butte coal, nor does there j
! appear an abnormal quantity of iron ;
pyrites. Malvern W. Iles, Ph. D.
Chemist, Grant Smelting Co.
Leadville, Colo.
I r
j The large two story frame building,
on Ninth street, opposite the bank,;
which has been in course of erection !
for the past week or two, owned by i
I Messrs. Field & Kelsey, has been I
j leased to Messrs. Ayers & Browning, j
; who will open a first class hotel within
; ten days. The building is forty-four
■;feet fronting on Ninth street, by
!-twenty-four feet, and now that it has
; been rented for a hotel, there will be
j a wing, sixty feet long, built on the j
| rear, so that there will be from thirty
Ito thirty-five sleeping rooms, besides
parlors, kitchens, offices, baggage
room, etc. This hotel will be run on !
the European plan, and will be one of'
the largest buildings in the Gunnison
country. This is just what we have
been wanting all summer, as our hotel I
facilities, we are sorry to say,have been
somewhat limited, and oftentimes
strangers arriving by the coach,
have been somewhat troubled to find
r
; proper accommodations, but we think
! these difficulties will all Lie Obviated
when this house gets in
Mr. B. F. Ayers, the senior partner,!
has had many years experience in the
hotel business in Kansas City, aqd
was well and favorbly known through
out that section of the country. Mr.
G. R. Browning, the junior partner,
j has been among us since early in the
j spring, being connected with several
j different enterprises that were 'more or
; less beneficial to the community. He
I is lull of pluck and vim, and we think
I with the co-operation of Mr. Ayers
; they will have unlimited success in
their new enterprise, as there is no
place in Colorado that is greater in
need of more and better hotel facilities
than the town of Irwin.
It is rumored that a new discovery
i has been made by which gold, silver
j and white lead are produced from the
| smoke of smelting works. If this be j
true it will operate as advantageously
to the sanitary condition of mining
camps as in the utility and wealth re
-1 suiting from the reduction of the
smoke to minerals.
Officer John McCormick and John
McCormick, the contractor, were in
Gunnison this week.
IRWIN IS THE ONLY TOWN
IN THE GUNNISON THAT
CAN BOAST OF
j ‘ >■
.Snow.
Ruby silver.
A brass band,
j Six saw mills.
Pretty women.
| A Social Club,
j A concert hall.
The finest bank.
■ The purest water.
The richest mines.
Enterprising men.
The finest scenery.
Three string, bands.
Cool nights and—days.
The pioneer dance hall.
The healthiest location.
The largest gambling house.
The largest stationery store.
The least number of roughs.
; The highest wages to laborers.
The best job and newsprinters.
A theatre,and the fine^fbuilding.
Two regularly appointed ministers.
Strengthened butter and loudest eggs
I.ess “donkeys” that raise their
i tails. 1
j The greatest variety lof beautiful
flowers. 1
The -finest barber shop and bath
house.
'Hie wealthiest men and some of the j
most stingy.
The handsomest doctors with 1
plenty'of leasure. I
\ The largest number of merchants
j who don’t advertise.
Not a death from sickness, and the
I tewn one year old.
| The smallest postoffice and the
poorest mail facilities.
The least number of “ knife-blade”
veins and damphools.
The least number of amateur poli
ticians and “ shyst” lawyers.
MINING NEWS.
The Beeswax lode, at the upperiend i
of the lake, is turning out some of the |
prettiest chrystalized quartz to be
| found anywhere.
! The Lion lode, owned bv G. B.
I '
i Nicholson and F. J. McQuiston, is
; located above the Lead Chief. They
I have a tunnel about 15 long, and
! the pay streak is at least two feet wide
of chrystalized quartz, that shows na
tive silver.
Col. J. I). Elliott sent out a couple
of prospectors two or three weeks ago
!to the new carbonate mining camp-,
! about forty miles from Irwin, and on
! Tuesday one of his men returned,
j bringing an assay from Leadville, of
! thirty ounces in silver to the ton.
i Yesterday he sent out men to work
these prospects.
The specimen fiend has become j
such a pest at the Ruby King and ,
Forst Queen mines tlfct placard's bear-j
I ing the words “ No Admittance ” and :
ed near the tunnels and dumps. It is;
estimated that several' hundred del-
I lars have already been carried away
!in specimens, from these mines this
! season.
The Sunshine lode, which has
! shown some very rich mineral in recentj
j developments, is locking better and
better every day. The pay streak is
about twelve inches wide and is com
posed of a fine grain quartz which
| shows iron pyrites, native silver, and
galena. This valuable property is
j owned by Black, Wilson and Dautre
! ment, and is being developed as fast
as possible, under the superintendency
of the latter gentleman. Messrs.
I
Black and Wilson have gone to lowa \
—their home —and on their return |
will probably bring machinery and
prepare to work pretty extensively
this winter.
The Chip Munk and Cataract, sit
uated in 0,-Be-Joyful Basin, owned i
by Phil Peters &: Co., have had their
assessment work completed. These
mines are situated on veins that run
parallel with each other and crop out
of the surface about three feet for
quite a distance. The veins are com
posed of crystalized quartz carrying
white iron, native silver and galena.
The claims are situated on a steep
mountain side, directly above 0,-Be- j
1 Joyful creek, making, a.fine locality to
1 work a tunnel in on the veins. With- 1
out a doubt these are two of the best 1
! mines in the 0,-Be- Joyful.
C. Christopher has been to Spring
creek, the new carbonate find, and we
are informed he claims to have staked
out a town' site, one mill site, a toll j
road and seven mining claime.
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SHURTLEEF & CO.,
Successors to
FIELD Sc KEjXjSZETJY, j
Wholesale and Retail Dealers in :
groceries, dry goods,
CLOTHING, BOOTS & SHOES, Hal , CAPS.
Grain, Provisions, Mining Implements, Ete.
Sole agents for Hazard , DuPont and Giant Powder
USmSTTIEI STREET, ABOVE POSTOEEIOE
yidi" 1 "' 1 ‘H
Dealers iota.
GROCERIES i PROVISIONS
A. CHOICE SUPPLY OF
Fresh Family Groceries
Always on Hand.
Dried Fruits ; Canned Goods ,
I TOBACCO, CIGARS. IHTC’C.
CHEAPEST PLACE IN CAMP-GIVE US A CALL.
Ninth Street, Irwin, Colo.
Moyers 4* Wells ,
Dealer® in
| Groceries. Hardware Dry
Goods, Notions.
FOOTS AND SHOES,
And Miners 1
GENERAL SUPPLIES.
| Full Line of California 4’ Chicago Canned Goods
I SIGN OF THE Bid PINE TREE, UPPER NINTH ST.
| J. H. Havron,
BUILDER
j^nsrr)
!
! Contractor
Estimates Made
ON ALL KINDS OF WORK. j
OFFICE
!
Elk Mountain Hotel, Opp. Postoffice. :
Irwin. Colo. «f
j
Now «Tcwoiry Store. |
J.H.BIXBY,
Dealer ia
!JEWELRY, WATCHES,!
i Clocks, Violins, Guitars, Harps,
I Silver and Plated 11 'a re,
MIXING GLASSES, BLOW I’IPES,
CVnitcse**, Aatajera’ and lliutrb' Supplies, Etc., Etc.
Preston'-Ac Verry’s, Main. St.,
GESXISOS, COL.
| |®“ Orders sent down by the stage
• driver from Irwin, promptly attended j
j to.
| ZD_A_ISY
■LODGINGS!
Tholonly lirst-elaw lodging liou.oin town.
| Nice Spring Gots, Soft 'Mattresses and
Neat Bedding.
1 SINGLE BEDS, - - 50 cts
| Rear of Postoffice, Ruby Camp.
j B- W. WOODS • IV 51. D. IHGinVOBDEJC
I WOODS & HIGHWARDEN,
SHMBKIIiWW
'
lIAIK CUTTING A SPECIALTY.
| Ninth St., next door to Postoffice
| Tina jaxas l ? fuace
To get Pure and Old
Liquors
AND FIXE
I
| CIGARS,
| I. at the
Rose Sample Rooms.
Wholesale tad Retail Dealer in
Fine Kentucky and Imported LiquoTS.
; P W.. ROSE, Off. Posrfee.
; *-
The Pioneer
Restaurant.
Crested Butte.
A. BYRNS, PROP'K.
2 Board and Lodging. FlrsVlm accommodation* Car
Hum and boast Cheapest and beet in tow u.
j mm 4 CARRIER
\Wines, Liquors,
I . THE BEST P3AXDS OF CHAR*.
! Ninth St., Below - Postofficb.
Don’t forget the old
| . IPIOrtTEIEIR;
Saloon, where you can cct a k<kkl drink of Willaw R..
1 or Mcßjayer Whisky.
ELIiMOLNTMMN,*
lEWIU. COLO. •
WHISKIES!
Wines, Brandies and Beer.
I
1 (<S“Cigars a Specialty.
IfcirGive us a Call.
tta_cLcn boom attacurd.-mb
jBLAKEY & ROGERS, - PROPR'S.
BANK OF GUNNISON. •
I Sam. A. Git.l, E. P. Jacobson,
j Cashier. Vice-President
: PI. A. W. Tabor, President.
| HOURS: 9 A. M. TO -A T. M.
i
; l<r> a 0.-nr-nl Banking and (VUectinn Bu.inws. B«y
jr. u Sail Kaoliangti on all j( tr.n L'nftwl St*iM tad
j Pnro;». 2-jmtSl
W. A. Eckerly. Geo. Schmazried.
WM. A. ECKERLY & CO.,
jSAW MILL,.
AND
SHFST GLES
• •

BEST NATIVE LUMBER ud SHIN6US
short notice at
Lowest Rates.
|
| Saw Mill
1 Situsted about one mile below Irwin
on the Created butte road .?*
j Gil AND
REOPENING!
Of the
j
| Xt/iiLy Home
I RESTAURANT!
AND
BAKERY. * '
I o
I
t&* Having just completed our
: new and commodious building, oppo
site the postoffice, on the site of the •
old restaurant, we are 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 arc better
prepared to suit the most fastediouu
than ever.
We 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.
yV Specialty
In filling orders for
b
Sails and Parties.
SPAHR&VANTUYL
Mj tt.
Crested Butte & Ruljv Hack
ti
Will run daily, leaving Crested •
Butte at 8 a. m., and arriv
ing at Irwin n a. m. and
leaving at 2 p. m.
Connecting with Stage for Gunnison.
«-GfcEAT PAINS TAKEN WITH EXriIESS
ANI) PACKAGES.
Office at Blakey’s, for Irwin ; Ruby
Ave. Hotel for Haverly, & P'orcst #
Queen Hotel for the Buttes.
STEARNS & BOWMAN.

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