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ELK MOUNTAIN PILOT.
Irwis, Gunnison Co., Colorado. *» BAM PLB COPIES SENT FOR POSTAL CAli IS. rrr-“-. _ 99* The rate* fur local notices will l»e twenty-five #entA» line for the first insertion ami fifteen cents a for each subsequent iiucrti >n, and from tW* rates will not deviate. THURSDAY, SEPT. 2, 1880. Business is The gold strike did it. The voice of the keno man is hushed. Overcoats and blankets are in de mand. A party sues before Pardessus when he goes into the police court. It is safer to kill a inan in Gunni son county than to steal a horse. Another stock of job papers, card board, etc., just received at this office, j C. K. Smith says that the county seat will be moved to Crested Butte next year. The Pitkin Independent says “ come 1 on and pay your subscriptions in • wood.” This wouldn’t do us. More freight came into town this; week than at any other same period of-] time in the history of the camp. Yesterday. Sept, ist, was ushered in with a snow storm, and the tender foot turned pale and grew much afraid. The festive mountain fly turneth pale these mornings; he also turneth up Ins toes. Don’t you blow it about. | We understand that W. P. Rose’s’ claims at Spring Creek look very I promising. We wish friend Rose j good lack. j There will be services in the Pres byterian church, 'l'enth street. Sun-! day the sth ult. Preaching by the I pastor. Sunday School at 2:30 p. ni. j The High Brothers, who, until last j Monday, carried on a cigar and to-! bacco store on ‘ the corner of Ninth and Ave. E, remembered the Pilot ; with a box of cigars when they sold out. Mr. Joe Selig has fitted a very hand- : some bar in the front part of his whole sale liquor house. Erve Franciscusi is associated with him, and presides! behind the bar, where he is always \ pleased to meet his old” friends. I H. Schultz, who is a practical watch! maker and jeweler, has one of the j finest stocks cf jewelry in the county,! and any one wishing anything in his line will do well to call and see him,; as all of his work is guaranteed. Thompson & Fuller have received a burglar and fire proof safe. Lee now has a safe place iur his papers,! stimulants and old overshoes, and dont have to spend his time interviewing i the Judge whenever something is 1 missing about the cabin. J. T. Stevens, .contractor, . is about i completing Charley Brands new store on the corner of E avenue and Ninth ' street. This building is a model of; workmanship, and much credit reflects' on Mr. Stevens, as it will be one of; the best constructed building in town. If you want to deal with pleasant, ; honest, enterprising and liberal gen-1 tlemen, deal with the men who ad- j vertise in the Pilot— they are thej men who are making the camp. The ! man who don’t advertise you will find penurious, mean, old fogy, and a detriment rather than a help to any town* A club has been formed in-Crested! Butte, to be known as the T.azv Chib. Harold Fay was chosen president and S. C. Maultby as v ice-p, camera. Jim Stearns was chosen secretary, with Jack Caddon, treasurer. C. G. Cutter; was made an honorary member, and C. K. Smith and Roy Stearns were. balloted for, but were “black balled,” j because they were too lazy to qualify. Mr. H. G. Panter, the accommo- 1 dating and genial gentleman, who! has been carrying on the drug busi-! ness at the upper efld of Ninth street, ; will, in a few days, remove to the new' building three doors below the post- ! office. Mr. Panter has the largest i stock of drugs, patent medicines, j wines, liquor, oils, paints, glass, putty,; toilet goods, etc., etc., to betoundi anywhere in the mountains. Mr. Baysie has sold out his meat irarkflt, ww* side awsn ie E, below the 1 j . | bakery, to Mr. J. A. Mayer, an ex : perienced butcher and an accomrao j dating gentleman. Mr. Mayer con- i j templates fitting up his shop in hand- j 1 some style. He keeps on hand the j best and cheapest meat in town. See ; his advertisement in another column. 1 ! Mr. Edgely, the aged and sorrow - stricken father of the murdered pros pectors, has become almost crazed j and completely broken down in con- j 1 sequence of his great affliction. He j j has been carrying a revolver for the pur- I pose of revenge on the murderer of his i sons, and while handling the weapon, ; some time since, in Gunnison, acci j dently shot himself through the hand, j I The First Presbyterian Church cf' Irwin was organized Tuesday night, j Rev. Jas. L. Meritt presiding. The ' following officers were elected: Elders, j Messrs. Edward Copley and R. H. J Sloan, M. D.; trustees, Dr. E. C. ! Reid, Capt. Lindley, F. S. Craven, I Walter H. Graves and Dr. Sloan. I One member was received on profes- j ’ sion and eleven by letter* A consti j tution for the church society was also [adopted. The society expects to] ! build a church at once, and bids have 1 j been invited. ; : Michael Toohey, better known in i i Peeler basin, where he has Ireen mining 1 ■j sll summer, as Burns, died one day} I last week. He -is supposed to have I come from Connecticut, as he spoke ; going there sometime before he died, although the whereabouts of his relatives or immediate friends are not j known by anybody here. He was in- j terested in several mining claims in! j Peeler basin. He died very suddenly j !of pnumonia, there being no one; present, as his comrads had come intoj [town after a physician, and on their I ! return he was found dead. i Ihe following was found on a I ; mining stake above the lake : NOTICE. The Seldom Fed Lode. \ j I, the undersigned, have this day i (by permission of Ruby Camp), 10-! 1 rated the above named lode, lying in | : God-only-kuows what direction. I : ; claim 7,500 feet in a hell-westerly di-j i reetiun, and 7,500 feet in a hell-east-! 1 erly direction ; also 150 feet on each i side of this stake in every direction,! ! linear and horizontal measurement;! • also all dips, spurs and angles belong-; : ing to the kingdom of heaven, in each ! j case made and- provided. Located J [this, the 12th day .of July, A. I). ISBO. I )avy Crockett, i From CavcteGulch, Pumpkin Hollow. ! I. B. G. Amen. I , The following is an extract of a' letter that appeared in a Rochester ’ !(N. Y.) paper sometime ago, written! !by a young man of that place, who I ! !>as been in our camp all summer : i ■ This wili be a live camp, and is a; (great place for capital. A man to' ! come here with $25,000 and brains, I in a year could be worth from S2OO,- j j 000 to $500,000, and still retain hisj j brains. Next year the chances won’t; be so good, as there will be more capi- j 1 tal here. Yesterday 1 could have ; bought a mine for si,coo. To-dav it! ; :s worth SIOO,OOO, simply because the ! last blast threw out ruby silver. But! : such is life. There arc such chances; every day. I expect to bring some; i one up standing before I get out of I ■ here. j ♦ » What are you going to do for pro- 1 visions in Irwin this winter ?” is often | ; asked us, “the snow will certainly; blockade the roads and stop freight-! ! ing for months.” The want of pro visions does not excite us in the least,! j and we apprehend no blockading of ! the roads or cessation of the transit! of freight, as man’s indomitable will | and poiyer can overcome obstacles ! that appear insuperable. But our : merchan ts are preparing for any con-! j tingengy. Among the most active! ; and foresighted is the firm of J. E. j Packard & Co., who yesterday re-' reived 50,000 pounds of groceries and ! miners’ supplies, the first installment of their winter’s stock. This firm . have just completed a handsome and j commodious store room on upper) street, where they are now of fering a complete line of staple and fancy groceries at prices that would astonish you. Mr. Packard is an ac j modating and experienced merchant i j from Chicago, Illinois, and is so con- ; nected in the east as to be able to buy ■ j goods a great deal cheaper than most i i Colorado merchants, consequently- he I can offer better inducements to our . | consumers. j H. S. Haynes and Thos. Vassault [ are about finishing up their buildings on* upper Ninth street. They will be two of the finest store houses in town. Messrs. Hurt & Evans were the con tractors. ; * , OUR DUMP. I Washington • Gulch Proviso s Rich DSslrid' But the My King Shown the Boss Specimen. Assay from the Earcka—Ceal Creek Heard Fi-oni—The Latest fini j Carbonate City Mines. Sarny for a Patent—The Li tie Chief and i Chiquka—Oilier Mining Matters.* I I GEO. WASHINGTON Is the patriotic name of a new claim in Washington Gulch. The mine is being vigorously worked and has a shaft down fifty feet. Some sur face workings are also being made j upon which a new discovery has been j i made. It appears to be another vein ’ i running parallel with the old one. j The distance between the two veins is j about seventy-five feet. The new j j discovery shows a much larger bodv ! jof mineral than the old. The ore is j i galena and mill runs 198 ounces of j ! silver per ton. It is the property of i : Duncan 8: Gilkenson, and is a sure !enough bonanza. RUBY KING. The extension of the Forest Queen is now producing some finer ruby than we ever saw from the Queen. A piece j ! of solid ruby as large as a man’s head j I was brought into our office (and taken ! out again), last week, from the King. ! It was a beauty, such as many men ! would kneel before and worship. A I large dump of this mineral awaits the I completion of a road to the mine in j order to be taken to the smelter. The j ■ road will be completed in a few days, i i • 1 ! . ASSAYS 15,346.5 OUNCES. I j The Eureka is proving itself to be j i one of the leading mines of the camp, i ; Large quantities of ruby are being j ! taken out from which the above assay j has been made. The gentlemen who | ; have this mine bonded hope to be : 'able to take out enough ore before j snow flies to pay off the bond. The ' Eureka is on the same vein as 1? the i Ivanhoe, Ella and Fair View, all-big | bonanzas. j COAL CREEK. j We were shown last CYcuiugaspeci- i men of mineral from the Little juli- j c-tte, a new find near Coal creek, on . | which the' assessment work is just j j completed. Four feet from the sur- - I face assays from the luliett crave 20 ; I ' r t * : ounces. There are several promising ' j mines m the same locality, among; ; which are the Iron King, Silver Belle, ! , Red Rock, Jackie See and Golden ; ! Gate. * j THE CARBONATES On Spring Greek seem to “hold their own,” and notwithstanding the! ; the general stainoede from our neieh ‘ j boring camps to the gold excitement ; on the Coehetopc, the boys at Spring ! creek are vigorously sinking on their 1 carbonates. We have no advices as to j ! any new strikes, but as we hear of no i } 1 complaints, we imagine the carbonate ! ; hunters are well satisfied with the: ; present developments of Spring creek, i LATER. I ! j Jim May has struck eight feet of ; carbonates, and a number of others, [ whose names we failed to learn, have . ; also struck some very good leads. | The miners think the carbonate strike may have been made too late ; I to do much toward development thb ; year, but are confident of grand re j suits next season. Notwithstanding j this the boys are determined to push I forward the work of development un- ■ til driven away by snow. A PATENT. Frankeberger & Eaton have sur- j veyed the Galena Mountain Lode No. j 1, for a patent, and are now drawing : a handsome plat of the property, j These gentlemen have had consider- i able experience in this kind of busi- j ness and are doing a good deal of it jat present. The mine above mention !ed is owned by the Bennett brothers,' ! is situated on Cement creek and shews 1 a vein of galena three feet wide. LITTLE CHIEF. The surface workings on the east end of this mine is producing some rich ruby silver, which is being stored away in the commodious ore house re cently completed. Machinery, pumps, etc., are expected here every day for. • the more extensive working of this) j valuable property. The Chief is ship i ping ore to the smelter. CHIQUITA. Messrs. Duncan & Gilkenson are working a night and day shift on the Cniquita, .and now have the shaft 1 ■ down fifty feet and are running a; number of levels from either side of! the Shaft. This mine is turning out! quite a quantity of ruby, native and wire silver, as well as silver glance, i which is being shipped to the smelter. ! THE BLACK BESS j Lode, owned by James Lewis et al, in 1 I 0,-Be-Joyful basin, has a quarts vein ! . eighteen leet wide, the paystreakof! which is six feet wide. This is a very strong vein and carries chlorides, iron j pyrites, and zinc.- i THE FOREST QUEEN . Is wor! ing all the men it can con-! ' veniently, and is making large ship- i j ments each day. . Seventy-five or i eighty men are on the pay roil of this ' ; mine, among whom are disbursed ' 1 $6,000 each month. j ’ ! THE LITTLE FRANK, j Of Elk Mountain, discovered by | John L. Justice and others, is proving | to be a bonanza. ! Major Chester showed us a very fine i specimen of quartz carrying free gold that was perceptible to the naked eye. It was from a claim thac he is inter-1 ested in at the gold excitement known as tiie Democrat lode. He is also ’ interested in one known as the Chester j lode, which looks very promising. PERSONAL Rev. Jas. L. Merritt, of Poncha ! Springs, preached at the Presbyterian j church last Sabbath. j Mr. Faycr, of the wholesale com [ mission house of Fayer & Harlow, j called upon us Sunday last. ! G. U . Andrews, of New York state, i and more recently from Kansas, has ; located in Irwin for the purpose of practicing law. Judge Stiles is asso ; dated with him. F. W. Fuller, Esq., who has been : spending several weeks in Rosita for the benefit of his health, returned to Irwin last Sunday, looking as hearty ai.d robust as an old mountaineer. : Sheriff Yule stopped ail night in ! Irwin last Friday night, being out on ! the round-up for witnesses to appear | before the district court, which has I been in session during the past week. j Messrs. W. H. Flagg, New York, H. A. Hurlbut, John A. Yale, C. H. ! Lawrence, Chicago, and George K. | Lawrence, of Leadville, were in camp' ; last week, looking at our mines. 1 J. W. Smith Geo.. W. Voogt, i who were connected with the Palace ! ; theatre from the time it opened, ; isevered their connections with thej same last week, and left on Sunday! last for Leadville, W. A. Barnes, who has been in our 1 town all summer, left this morning j i for Chicago, Iris old home. Billy! ; enrolled his name on the books of the ! j Pilot, as a subscriber and told us he i would be back with the blue birds. I Miss Mattie Melrose, cf Goldfield, i lowa, the pleasant and pretty niece of I Hon. Richard Irwin, is making her! | uncle a visit at his residence on the! •lake. We hope the young lady’s; visit will prove as enjoyable to her as ; we know it will to Mr. Irwin and his! ; friends. % . H. M. Newton, traveling corres ' nondent of the Denver -Tribune, lias I - i ; been m camp two or three days, look-1 ing at some of our mines. He has! been traveling throughout the whole i i Gunnison country, and alter inyesti-l : gating the mjnes here he is confident; that any report that has gone abroad 1 as to the richness of them, could! not have been exaggerated. 1 Hon. E. B. Porter, of Nevada, [ lowa, having been in Ruby Camp the j : past three months examining the | mines and mining prospects, has be- j ! come fully convinced that it is the I mining camp of Colorado, and having secured several interests in valuable , mines, goes east next week. He will ! return in the spring with his family, mairing this his place of “business and home. GOOD NEWS. Yerba Buena Bitters, the great Ca-! thartic and'Liver Regulator. Colorado Ointment, the King Healer and great : corrective of horses’ feet. Colorado Liniment, for colic, rheumatism and pains. For sale, wholesale and retail, i by H. T. Pantkr, Upper Ninth street,; ; Irwin. |° *5 J Mr. Win. P. Rose received the foi- 1 lowing letter from Mr. Van Osten, who is now at Spring Creek, pros-' pecting: Spring Crf.ek, Sept, r, iSSo. Mr. Rose: — Will be back as soon jas we get assessments worked on ; claims. I think this is going to be a ! good camp, but as the season is too tar spent, there v, ill not be much done ' this tall. There is no dqubt in the | world but what we have genuine car i bor.ates here, and the whole formation | <>f the country is very similar in char ! actor to that of Leadville, hence i: I | would be no very great surprise if at j any day, as development progresses, i i there should be uncovered a carbonate deposit just as ru h as the most famous j of Leadvilie. 11.I 1 . S.—Your claim, the Nora lode, j |is adjoining the one that JunMav! i made a strike of eight feet of carbo- ( i nates. Respectfuliv, W. V. Van Osten. I ♦ • i Mexico.—A good opportunity for j | any one wishing to take a pleasure, I as well as profitable trip, will have an opportunity for a few days to cn- j i ter into such an enterprise. ! Col. Isaiah Weston, an old timer who served in the Mexican war twelve ! months in the 3d Reg. Illinois Vols. ; : Also served in Capt. C. R. Wheel's ‘ Mounted Vol. Co. as Sergeant, and ! in !• Co. First Dragoons under P'jii Kearney, and was discharged in New Mexico after the war was over, and by this war under the treaty of Quad alupc Hidalgo, what was gained for the United States, more wealth which' jis now being developed in Colorado, j New Mexico, Utah, and Arizona,! | than would pay all the national debt I ! and make more millionaires than the | ; world contains at the present time, in- 1 1 .hiding the wealth which was buried ; . 1 ; on Cortez raid: ! | Now is the time for men to look t > i gaining a cornpentey for a rainy day : as the winter comes on here, and this j is the first year of the big excitement! all along the Rocky Mountain belt. ! Anyjparty wishing to enter into an ex-. ■ pedition of this nature will certainly) | find it lucrative, as we know from! | whence we speak. .The party will not j ' need over three or five hundred dol-! i lars for the trip and return. I For further particulars inquire at i this office. GOING EAST THIS FALL ? ! Hundreds of people who rousti- i | tute Gunnison’s permanent residents j i and perhaps a thousand or two of our j I floating population, will spend at least i j a portion of the winter in the east. | Most of these will probably go through j Denver, as a visit to our beautiful I capitol city is no less pleasant to an : ticipate than the sojourn among friends | “ back east ” itself. Denver, the me j tropolis ot tne Rocky Mountains, has ! improved more wonderfully during j | ISSO than ever before, and is such aj novel that thousands come from other j ; lands to see it. It has the finest hotels, | ; the most elegant residences, the largest j j stores and best stocks of merchandise i I to be found west of Chicago, and its j j superior railroad facilities should be j utilized by ail. Choice is there af-j ; forded travelers of two great lines j i across the plains—the old Kansas Pa- j Icific railway to Kansas City, now' | known as the Kansas division of the 1 j Union Pacific and the great Union j Pacific overland route via Cheyenne j and Omaha. Their fast trains ofj Pullman Palace Sleepers, Horton re- j ; dining chair cars and elegant day j coaches are models of safety and lux- i urv, and connect at Kansas City, Leavenworth and Omaha with some I thirty passenger trains running east ! daily over fifteen great trunk lines, i 'i'iiose who go to Denver via Denver, j South Park & Pacific or Denver & Rio Grcnde make close connections with the Union and Kansas Pacific liiies, have the lowest possible rates j and make the quickest and most com i fortable trip east. BUSINESS. j Money to loan on personal col- \ j laterals, by J. J. Smith. Btf : Get you building done by Renshaw & Smith. They are practical workmen. [ A full assortment of ladies’ shoes at • Shurtloff & CoLs. u-it For Sale Cheap.—One lot and j two tents in Ruby. i a J. Q. A. King. The Union Restaurant, Mr. Tocn-' niges proprietor, is setting up meals at j :50 ctfnts each. He sets the best table in town. People building will do well to in quire the price of nails at Shurtleff iV j Co’s., before purchasing. 1 i-it' •For Sale. —As I have two furnoces.g ; and two sets of tools, will sell one j . furnace and set of tools, and all neces- j. I sary stock for a complete assay outfit. 12 J. Q. A. King. S. Cuilom !c Co., Tenth street, Ir-j i win, Colo., have a full line of Boots' and Shoes, consisting of miners’ fall \ stack, Calf Boots, Ladies’ Shoes, I Newport Ties and fancy Slippers. 9 We will not be undersold. We! mean just what we say. Call on us 1 ■ I mrn, 1 . , rn mmrn at Tenth street. Invin, and price our : goods. We have a large and w. 11 se • lected stock of groceries, provisions, j California canned goods, hardware, tinware, crockery, table and pocket cutlery, tobaccos, cigars, notions, boots, and shoes, gents’ furnishing | goods, etc., etc.. Tenth street, Irwin, Colo. S. Cuilorn & Co. 9 To persons visiting Gunnison City will do well by stopping at the Cuenin House, which has recently been opened in West Gunnison, all newly furnished and everything first class. 5-tf- All kinds of jewelry, watches, clocks, j'&c., at Matt. 1). Smith & P.ro’s., op -1 posite Post-office. j All assay work is guaranteed correct ;at W. H. Underwood’s assay office, i Ninth street, above postoffice. s—tf ! Are you in need of a carpenter ? j Well, see Renshaw, the man with specs. Go to Shurleff & Co’s., for your I paints and oils. 11—it Watch repairing at Matt. D. Smith : N Pro’s., opposite Post-office. Stf Jewelry ! jewelry ! jewelry !! at ! Matt. I>. Smith & Bros., opposite ! Post-office. i Inquire at ShurtlefT & Co’s., for hardware, as he is selling at bottom ; prices. 11-it MARKET REPORTS. The following wtre furnished ua by Mim X Shurllcfi A Co: , Flour 08.00 I C..rn mral 8-00 II.IV S.tM . I’otatoo*, ]oc lWf Mr»k Su to 25 Hulling t-wf loc It* Writ “ lsc , OoKinnm 2l»c : : ORDINANCE NO, 14. ; CHAPTER VIII. Concerning the earning of Concealed Woaponj. I He it ordained by the Town Hoard c*f Trustee* of tha ! Town nf l;wiu, Umm bon county, Colorado. If any j »• f."ii or jvrson* within the corporate If mite ' of Irwin, m nil be b*und carrying concealed upon bis j or her pc*son, without hevinjj ohmined pci mission I fr* nt the mayor, any pi.lul, ln>wh*-kr,if«% dagger or ; oMie r dra.Dy Fit: h person shall, up-on coiiTio -1 lion thivft.f, hi* Kneil ii* a in not le*» than five dol lar-. nor more than fifty dollars, i’a-.o d at a me*: it.;: of the Hoard of Trustee* | of the town of Irwin, this 'd-Jtli »!av of August, 1880. K. !>. TKI-VOR, Mayor. • Geo. K. CekffWALL, Town (lerk, ■Meat Market ! • 3V ST. J&.. MAYBE.. 1 . Has always on Land a choice aup|>ly of ■ : rncsH beef, mutton. veal, I’OHK, F.I.K, VENISON, BEAK. GROUSE. SALT AND SMOKED MEAT. LITTER, EGGS LA^^ Me. E, below I l PRINTING! We art* uow prepared to prUe i C'ARI>S, j RII.L IIFAI)#, LETTER HKADB. FINE ENVELOPES, NOTE: HKAM, TIME CHECK#, CERTIFICATE!, TLA CARDS, DIiPLA VIUEU AW VWiMtK i t 1 1 W. A. Eckerly. Geo. Schmazried. W'.fAI.OL-IV.UO SAW MILL, AND t SHIN GLES i BEST NATIVE LUMBER and SHINGLES Furnished on short notice at Lowest Rates. [ Saw Mill Situated about one mile below Irwin on the Crested Butte road 7tf J. P. DENHAM 4C. !L ROBERTS, ~ Einbalmers and Undertakers. METAI.IC AND PLAIN CASES, COFFINS, U. Contractors and BuslJcrs. lEWIIsT, - ' - COLO. lluttor, Staiw Wc Kamil (HK Ypfn soc |> Aoa Hum Silt Kacua LOo Fall sld*a Is* Ouioua