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U fVBUSnb KTXBT ThUIUSDAV AT fcfcwui, Gunniso* County, Colo. | T-J--1 ir ._ || - n| — mirrT ■ • J«*. L. Lacey. Jno. E. Phillips. ; ZMOO7 «* Fliillips. EDITORS AND PROPRIETORS. | »iJ»W 1 ■ ■.n" 1 ■■■'l' 1 i TSEI^S. •Ooc Copy One Year, - - I 3.00; One Copy Six Months, - - 1.75 Gn« Copy Three Months, - - i.ocj , (iiiTkiulij la Advaaoa Mill ■■ THURSDAY, SEPT, i, ISBO. We would remind those w.'.o sub ; . 1 scribed for the Pilot for three months j begihing with the first issue, that their subscription will expire with the next j number of tins paper, and if you wish | it continued we should be notified at once'with the cash. Those whose subscription expires will find a cross marked on the margin of the paper. Gen. Albert Meyer, of the United States Signal Service, is dead. The Santa Fe company has a loco-! motive called Little buttercup. The noble Ute, the brave red man, was in Gunnison last Saturday, on a trading expedition. Murde ers and thieves steer clear of Irwin, but fmd refuge and aid in ( u nison—especially if they have a ! little money. ! The Pilot devotes considerable space to the man who wasn’t lynched | in 0,-Be-Joyful Gulch. Gnnnison j News. Ish dot so ? A daily mail from Salida through Marshall Pass to the Gunnison coun try, has been ordered, and Barlow & Sanderson brought over the first I through mail yesterday. Vanderbilt has instructed the train er of Maud S., the wonderful trotting mare, not to star her this season, as he is satisfied with the achievements she has already accomplished. ; —.—» « .! |HMban attache of the Gunnison j to the Denver Tribune WfKJ, aoes not countenance murder- j their friends. “ A word to the wise, etc.” John E. Jones, a young man in Den se:, who thought it would be fun to charivari Mrs. McLeod, a widow ladv who was to be married on the 24th, got eighteen buckshot in his leg or I his trouble. The republicans in convention, at Leadville, on the 26th ult., nominat ed the candidates for offi cial position in Colorado: For Gov-1 ernor, Pitkin; Lieut-Gov., G. B. Robinson; Secretary, Meldrum; Auditor, J. A. Davis; Treasurer, W. C. Sanders ; Superintendent of Public Instruction, L. S. Cornell. Mr. Fredericks, of Philadelphia, brother-in-law of that good little Sunday-School boy who once held the high position of reporter on a news paper,"and whose relations are infal lible, Bobbie Breckenridge, presented the “cops” of Gunnison with bran new “ billies,” but it is not said what he presented the other officials and legal fraternity. Of course this nice, respectable family would not offer a bribe to anyone. Where is there another mining camp in Colorado, the age of Ruby, with as many mines that are actually producing and shipping ore ? This is a question forLour rival camps to answer. It is well enough for a news paper to say “ our camp’s the best,” but let ’em prove it by facts and figures. Ruby has not a mill or smel ter in operation, yet she is shipping more ore to distant works than any other camp in the county furnish to the works near by. In his speeches on the Pacificccoat,s § t, President Hayes will deal largely with the subject of the great increase that has been made in the past twelve years Ptii the production of gold and silver! in this country. Tables showing the j increase have been prepared for him i at the Treasury Department. These ! tables are as yet a secret, but it is | known that they show that the increase j in production of the. precious metals has been much greater during the past fiscal year than the last or any pre ceding, - * 1 GUNNISON’S DISGRACE. | The Grasd Jury Ignore the Charges Against Brcekenridge, ’Who Was Held for the | Murder of the Edgdy Bay*. I ‘ - i j The grand jury of Gunnison county | at the term of court now in session at i Gunnison City,ignored the bill against ione Breckenridge, who was held for I the murder of James and William Edgley in June last within eight miles of this place. In ignoring the bill and turning this man loose without a trial, one of the greatest outrages ever known, was perpetrated by the grand I jury and there are justly grave suspi j cions that some of the jury were tam -1 pered with. j The facts are in the main as follows, | James and William Edgley visited this section of the country on a pros peting expedition, they were provided with two burros or jacks and other equippage including a tent. Brecken ridge met them at some point on the way here, he had nothing and through the generosity of the Edgleys, he was allowed to join them and share what they had. The three went upon the reservation sdme 8 miles from here and camped, on the day that the Edgleys were kill ed William Edgley and Breckenridge came into Irwin, and they inquired at the Post Office for mail, and made a purchase of a small piece of bacon, i and started back to camp where James | Edgley was. That night about eight j o’clock William Edgley was killed in a j gulch about one mile from camp,which | was a lonely spot, and it was found that he had been shot in the back. Jkmes was shot dead in the tent at the camp on the same night while asleep, and he was found in a grave three feet deep immediately back of j the tent, which was covered and the i ground was smoothed over, and rub bish placed over it. There had been also a saddle of i venison at the tent. Two days after the Edgleys were . killed in the manner de | scribed Breckenridge appeared at! j the house of Robt. Lee, which is on j the road between Irwin and Gunnison, j ! and he there had in his possession the j tent referred to winch was stained with blood, also the jacks and entire out fit which belonged to Edgleys, de ceased. He here offered the saddle of venison for sale. He proceeded from the last place named to Gunnison river, and was i there seen washing the blood from the tent, and from there he went to Gun nison city stating to parties that he intended to go to San Juan, but he after a short absence returned to Gun nison city, and from there he started to Rico when he was arrested. He admitted that the property belonged to the deceased persons, but claimed that he had purchased the same, and he often offered the property for sale. The bodies were taken up and iden tified. We understand that the above fa; ts were in the mam established before the Grand Jnrv, and vet said Inrv ig no red the bill against Breckenridge. With such testimony this Jury con cluded not to cause the accused to be s placed on trial. We must say that a grave suspicion attaches to some mem bers of the Grand Jury that caused this outrage. When sworn officers of the law fail to do their duty under such circum stances it cannot be complained that mob spirits may exist iu the country. And if some persons who composed this Jury should at some future time suffer by reason of the ascendency of, mob law he certainly cannot com- j plain. We are opposed to mob law in any j form, but we are in favor of making j juries and officers accountable to the | law and therefore the action of this I Grand Jury should be thoroughly in- ! vestigated in the interest of justice and I the good order and peace of society in this country. The following names compose thej Grand Jury. Let them be remember-! ed : C. E. Crooks, of Crooksville,! foreman ; George Riley, Gunnison ; j ! Samuel Wade, Pitkin ; J. J. Smith, | Irwin ; C. O. Ziegenfuss, Gunnison ; ■ j Wm. Munson, Crooksville; George: i Kinkaid, Gunnison ; Ira Brown, Ir | win ; James P. Kelly, Gunnison ; j Walter O. Very, Gunnison ; William Marchant, Gunnison ; J. B. Thomp son, Gunnison. It is not intended to implicate any i membeis-of the grand jury except. # those who voted against finding a bill,! and we further state that the facts ! above set forth were obtained from the ’ attorney who was employed to prose ; cute the accused, and other sources. 0 + 0 A ROYAL PAIR-RUBY KING AND FOREST QUEEN. The extensive and systematic tie-j ; Velopment which has been progressing ■ on these two mines the past three .• months, and which is still being . 1 pushed forward night and day with-; . 1 out intermission, has demonstrated a > | | vastness of wealth which surpasses , j even the brilliant promise of the earlv: } r 1- ' i ~ surface workings. 1 | The development to date consist,on j ‘ both mines, of four shafts, three drifts i or levels, and one cross-cut tunnel, j covering altogether a length of over j thirteen hundred feet on the vein and I one hundred and eighty feet in depth i at the lowest point. These develop-; 1 merits have all been made in the most j . thorough and workmanlike manner, under the efficient supervision of Lee Thompson, Esq., superintendent of : : the Queen, and Mr. Richard Banny,! .! foreman of the King, and are such as j 1 ; I any camp so young as ours may well feel proud. i Powerful ho’sting machinery will j be in place on each mine by the first 1 iof October, and every arrangement | ! perfected for steady working all win- j !ter ! Contracts have been made with the . j j lowa Smelting Co., at Crested Butte,: I only seven miles distant, for the sale ; 1 i . ! j of the ore Tom noth mines up to May j ! istpat considerably better rates than ! are paid at either Denver or Pueblo. ; The sales of ore from the work of; development alone, average about • i eight tons daily from both mines; and j :it .is the intention of the owners to! I put at least three millions “ in sight ” I •; on both properties before commencing j sloping. j The two mines, as is well known, I abut each other on the same lode, ■ and are practically under one man-! jagement, Col. Holt, the sole owner' lof the King, being also president of; the company owning.the Queen. I The latest assays of ore from bot | tom of the King shaft, the deepest j | working on the vein, shows that the j ! mineral holds its richness at depth, i \ the first-class running over 3,500; j ounces, and the second-class 500 ounces of silver per ton. The combined wealth of this royal j old couple surpassing everything that j has been fabled of orien ttii pnncfcs,! though so well hoarded for so many! thousands of vears, is last being laid bare,and is doomed soon to be poure.d, j as many a royal hoard has been j j before it, into the common channels | of daily use. THE GOLD CRAZE. j Last Saturday 11. O. Thompson,: : Esq., and a few other old time miners, ! who had been over on the Cochetope : range, eight miles from Gunnison, on 1 j a prospecting trip, returned to Irwin ! with the information that a “ big gold ! j strike” -had been made, and they; sht-wc ; some rich specimens from the same. The gold was in a white quartz, i and was quite discernible to the, naked eve. The information coming from such reliable source and the samples looking so well, caused aj i perfect craze in our midst, and by Tuesday night our town was almost i a I ; deserted —most everybody gone to the, ! new diggings. Assays made from this strike give I 102 ounces of gold per ton, valued at; I £2,108.34. The ore crops out very rich and comes in true fissure veins i with solid wall rock. The leads are | said to be numerous, but we fear they ; are not sufficiently numerous to give I one man a claim to every hundered ! j who have gone there. - ♦- ♦—♦ w | Dispatches of the 28th report Ouray,! j chief of the Utes„ as dead, but the j I Lake City World, of the same date! ■ says it has information to the contrary,! ! r . . ' ’ : from a runner, just as it goes to press, j Ouray, however is very sick, and' no ! telling what the result will be. j “ GUNNISON GONE." | Mr. R. W. Woodbury, proprietor ■of the Denver Times , who spent some • time nere a few weens ago, has the j ! following to snv regarding our coun ; try, lor the pur; we of inducing rail l road comj .-.nie- to consider its claims ' to a railroad : i i a- The population of what is known j |as the Gunnison country is now as j | large as the entire white population of! I Colorado when the Denver Pacific was j built. j I!. The cash paid for travel by j stage into the country, and return, now aggregates about $250 per day. 111. The construction ot a railroad i would at once double the regular | travel. ' IV. The freight now shipped from j south Arkansas alone employs several i j hundred wagons. i V. The mines at Ruby, Gothic and ■» , j other near camps are capable of filling ; a train of cars daily, which amount I would be largely augmented as soon ;as a railroad would permit the cheap ; shipment of ore. | VI. Should the development of the | : mines at Ruby Camp continue as fa -1 vorable as thus far, two years longer I will find there a permanent city of not j | less than 20,000 people—and this is ] [but one among several large prospec- j | tive places. j VII. The coal is not equaled else-; ; where in Colorado, either for coking lor domestic purposes. There is one ! large body of anthracite within three i miles of Irwin which will find a mar- i j ket for domestic uses as far. cast as ; j Kansas City. I : These, with other reasons, strongly ! indicate that but a short time will j elapse before the Gunnison is reached by one or more railroads. •A#-* OUR FIX EXACTLY. j The question, “Do you intend to | j remain in Pitkin and publish a paper I during the winter ?” has been put to ! us frequently within the last few days. ; We have given an affirmative answer i in every case, with a positive proviso, i Our citizen? are aware of the fact that ! our camp will need a paper during the I winter as badly as any other time I throughout the year, if not worse. ; Pitkin is our home, our interests are \ all here, and we shall publish the Jn dependent regardless of the severe ! weather if we receive a continuance of i j the support of the miners and mer : chants during these months that will ; enable us to accomplish that end ; otherwise there will be no paper i during the severe months near at I hand. We wish to add, however, l to insure the publication of our paper ! during the balance of the fall, not i speaking of the winter, we will be i compelled as we already have done, to request a more liberal patronage than : !we are at present receiving. To prove i : the fact of our complaint, we request all disbelieving it to call and examine; ; our books. i\ w. woods. wm. i>. highwobuex j i WOODS & HIGHWARDEN, ! ; SHAVING & SHAMPOOING i lIAIL CUTTING A SPUCIALTT. I Ninth St., next door to - Postofficc ELK IUNTAIN SALOON, X-BWIZnT. coho. ! I I I WHISKIES !j ! J ! Wises, Brandies and Beer. i I ! : HaTCigars a Specialty. &arGive U 3 * Call. • I i *S,CLUB BOOM ATTACHED-fc* j ! IBLAKEY & ROGERS, - PROPR'S.I lINTow «Towclry Store. J.H.BIXSY, Dealer in !JEWELRY, WATCHES,! ; L Clocks, Violins, Guitars, Harps, Silver and Plated TI l are, : MINING GLASSES, BLOW PIPES, Compasses, Assayers’ and Minors' Snpplios, Etc., Etc. t Preston & Verry’s, Main St.., j GUNNISON, CCL. j Ikgr Orders sent down by the stage j driver from Irwin, promptly attended ! ; to. . 4tf j M. COPPIXGER, 8. S. SIETZLEK. ! PrmiJeut Cashier 1 I BAMofIRWIB J 1 COPPINGER & METZLER, • i ! ! I ; Irwiny Colorado. j \ ( Transact a General Banking Business. 1 ! REFERENCES. First National Bank, Denver. \ Find Natioii.il Bank, Boulder. 3letropolitan National Bunk, X. Y. EiOik of Kvn-sH* City, Khiisa* City. Mo. * . stf Bank of Holden, liolden 3!iss*>uri. j BANK OF GUNNISON, jj Sam. A. Gill, E. P. Jacobson, 1 Cashier. Vice-President H. A. W. Tabor, President. HOURS: 9 A.. M. TO 4 3?. M.,; I ' | i Do a General Lankin* and Collision Bm-iue*, Boy ( f and Sell Exchange no all r»rn M I n.ted Mates «ivi BEST SELECTED STOCK |fi * If % # 8 t, 8 0 W c/ • 5 irh • •* 6’ V aT ® £ V .0 iCS ( '\« v v- „# <? X. h * s 1 § i M l~j fe 2, itn h in -K SHURTLEFF & CO., Buocessor* to | FIELD & KELSEY, ; W holesalc and Retail Dealers in DRY GOODS, | CLOTHING. BOOTS & SHOES, HATS & CAPS. | Grain, Provisions, Alining Implements, Etc. : Sol'e agents for Hazard, DuPont and Giant Powder ; KIUTH STSCECBT, ABOVE POSTOFFIOE j mmnini— inn 1 tm m mm ■■ii.imuii r| | M>||| 11 n ■■_iaj_i m „ 1 I | tfcQuaid J} er^ Dealer* iiv GROCERIES 1 PROVISIONS * % .A. CHOICE STJrCPXIY OF Fresh Family Groceries Always on Hand. ! Dried Fruits, Canned Goods, TOI3ACCO, CICrAnS. ETC. |CHEAPEST PLACE IN CAMP-GIVE US A CALL i Ninth Street, Irwin, Colo. 'a. E. BARTLETT & CCL i GROCERIES, CLOTHING, BOOTS & SHOES, Furnishing Goods, QUEENSWARE, CUTLERY, ETC. „ jNTisitli St., Hot. D auci 3 13 Avo«., IBWIIsT, - - COLORADO. G RAND REOPENING! Of the Hufoy 'Home RESTAURANT! AND BAKERY. ; o : tST Having just completed ouri new and commodious building, oppo- i site the postoffice, on the site of the J old restaurant, we-are better prepared i 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 j re pared to suit the most lasted ious than ever. We are also much better prepared to j 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 Tlilla and Pnrtie*. SPAHR & VANTI'YL ft. » —— in—l xxaisat LODGINGS! The onlj first-da* lodging huus. In town. Nicejpncg (Jots, Soft Mattresses and Neat Bedding. SINGLE BEDS, - - Soc t* Rear of Postoffice, ' Ruby Camp. THIjE: BEHTdPT.A nTRi To get Pure and Old LIQUORS ASD. FISK i CIGARS, j U fci th« Rose Sample Rooms. Wholesale olid Kekui D«*Ur La Fine Kentucky and Imported Liqy«n P W.. ROSE, Opp. P*(,*flee. I The Pioneer Restaurant. i Crested Butto'. A. BVUN'S, PROKB. j i r-wr«l tinil Ix.lttintr. First-cliuw aocommndittlon. for . ' m»n »nd bwurt. hMI in t^».