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The Elk Mountain Pilot.
VOL. i. L. R. THOMPSON. # F. W. FULLER. THOMPSON & kIJLLER, Red Estate Ag’ts&kine Brokers HAVE FOR SALE , *« BEST ZBTTSIUSnESS LOTS IIEsT TOWXsT ■» 500 D MINES NEGOTIATED. CORRESPONDENCE SOLICITED. F. W. FULLER, NOTARY PUBLIC. CORNWALL, CRA YEN $ CORNWALL. V. S. DEPUTY MINERAL Surveyors, AND ASSATXSRS SURVEYORS FOR THE TOWN OF IRWIN. Irwin, Gunnison Co., - Colo. FRANKEBERGER & EATON, Civil and Mining eistgusteeks AND U. 8. DEPUTY Mineral Surveyors. RUBY AVE.,>RUBY. NINTH ST., IRWIN* 0 Having had long oxpsrienca In surveying for patents and adverse claims in and around Leadville, we solicit the patronage of parties wishing work of that kind in this vlMnity. All work guaranteed. 6tf WALTER H. GRAVES^ CIVIL ENaiNEEn And U. S. Deputy MINERAL SURVEYOR, ft.ute oj the U. S. Tcriitorial Survey.) Cor. Ave. D. and Ninth St., Irwin. june24lm* JOHN M’CORMICK, BUILDER AND CONTRACTOR. F.f-tlmates mode aud plans drawn for all kinds of buildings. june‘24 JOB PRINTING! PLAIN AND ORNAMENTAL Done on Short Notice at Pilot Office. TTISriOLT ~ BAKERY & RESTAURANT BY LOUIS KENNKJES Ninth St, Below the Postoffice, Irwin COLORADO IfS CO, IRWIN, oOXjO. DEALERS IN ALL T&S Daily and Weekly Newspapers, Blank Books, Stationery, Wall Paper / And Cigars and Tobacco Pipes and Smokers’ Sundries in every variety. We have IN THE STATE. * Ninth St., Above the Bank. BANK OF GUNNISON. Sam. A. Gill, E. P. Jacobson, Cashier. Vice-President H. A. W. Tabor, President. HOURS: 9A.M.TO4P.U. *• ' * Do a Oaoctal Baaklnrmnd CWkstfsa BasioMs. Bay and DU Baiihiiri ua oil taißaflM PriM fitsta aad MaasM F.H. KELLOGG, Attorney and Counsellor at Law, tOB. NINTH ST. AND AVENUE F, RUBY CAMP IRWIN P. 0., COLO. dunnTmalonTy, Attorneys and Counsellors at Law. BJ-Mining and Beal Eetate a Sjveclaltjr.'^se Ninth St., - - Irwin, Colo. O. P. ABERCBOHBIE. g7jL HAWLEY. ABERCOMBIE & HAWLtY, Attorneys Sf Counsellors OVER THE POSTOFFICE, GUNNISON, - COLO. 3. H. BAKER. GEO. SIMMONDS. BAKER & SIMMONDS, LAWYERS, Air Mining Law a Sfeciai.ty.“®B C3-TJXsrxrXSO2iX, - COLO. Heset L. Kaeb, Chas. Shackf.i.fohd, Gunnison, Colo. Irwin, Colo. Karr Shackelfordl, LAWYERS, Gunnison, Colorado. Will practice in the eereral State and Federol C#urte. McMaster $ Brown, Attorueys>at-Ziaw, Real Estate and Mining Agent. JB'FICE, MAIN ST., ABOVE BANK OF GUNNISON GUNNISON, - COLO. 4-lm* R WM. DOUTHITL (Late of San Francisco, Cr.l.) Attorney-a t-liaw. Over Ruby Home Restaurant, IRWJhsT, - COLO. Will obtain patents for mines, examine and roport ipon titles, and as to the condition of mines. Atten -11 on will be gtveu to securing titles to agricultural tends. Will act as agent for the purchase and sale of 1 mines. Mining litigation a specialty " AARON HEIMS, ATTORNEY! AND NOTARY PUBLIC. Gunnison and Ruby, - Colo. Dr. XI. O. Reici, PHYSICIAN and SURGEON. Irwin, Colo. Real Estate and MINING AGENCY. I®" Choice Properties for Sale in Ruby Alining District , and direct from first hands. REFERS TO BANK OF GUNNISON, GUNNISON, COLO. CORRESPONDENCE SOLICITED. * RICHARD IR J YIN, Cor. Niatli Shell and Avenue D, Irwin,Gunnison Co., Colo. P. 0. box 39. GEO. W. PETTIT, Meal Estate, Insurance, * Hfeity taght, Slid ud Muagri. Notary Fublio, JttSurance writen at fair rates. Opposite Bank, - Gunnison City. Renshaw S' Snlith, C ontractors and Builders. ESTIMATES FURNISHED. OOUUSFOXDEECE SOLICITED: Shop Mmn Eighth aad Ninth Hntl, mv Saw WUI. UHai IRWIN, (RUBY CAMP,) GUNNISON COUNTY- COLORADO, THURSDAY, SEPT. 9 . iSSo. THE (???) AND BURIAL OF OURAY. He Ruw in Which the lie Chief Was Aeeoipnied to the Happy Hunting Gncnils by His Horses. ■ i / u tbiSaceeTs^ of Ouray, What is Thought of Hia. Etc. Special to the Denver Tribune, Southern Ute Agency, Colorado, August 25, 1880. —As I telegraphed you yesterday, Ouray, the great Chief of the Ute Indians, died. Your cor respondent and several others went immediately to his tent to tender their sympathy and services, but upon ap proaching they were waved away by his friends, who would not allow us even to look upon his remains. In one hour they had wrapped him in his blankets, tied them on one of his ponies, which was led by an Indian on horseback, and followed by his wailing and deeply-distressed squaw, Chipeta, and by four other Indians, who were driving four of the dead Chiefs best horses to be killed at his funeral. THE PROCESSION moved quietly away down the Pine river, to some secret spot, unknown, and perhaps forever untraceable, where he was buried. It may not be generally known to your readers that, upon the death of one of their number, these Indians kill a portion of their horses and other stock, burn their houses or tents, with all their contents, together with their guns and other in order thaLwhen he reaches the “happy Hunting grounds’ 1 he may have the necessary outfit and supplies for his use and enjoyment there. It is well that Ouray died away from his comfortable home in the Uncompahgre valley, which was well furninshed, and containing much silver plate and other valuables, all of which would have been burned and sacrificed to this strange superstition of the race. It is even now rumored that immediately after his burial his squaw left for their home, determined to carry out such a purpose. When Ouray was found to be seri ously ill the Ute commission took prompt steps to have the best medical j aid for him, sending to Animas City 1 and to the Uncompahgre Agency f, two physicians, who, with the ' j-,:i. cian at this Agency, did even i, w allowable for his relief, but his v, ife . and friends preferred to commit his! case to their own “medicine men,” who for one week watched him and nursed him in their own peculiar methods, accompanying them day and night with the wildest moanings and other strange orgies, which seem ed to be both religious and medicinal, and, to the lookers-on about the Agen cy, it was a wonder that he survived so long. Thus has passed away, suddenly and unexpectedly, the great man of the Ute nation—great in his influence among his own-people, and potential and faithful in his efforts to induce them to accept the provisions of the pending treaty, which he seemed to have so much at heart. Immediately after Ouray’s death, evidently under the influence of some superstition, the hundreds of Indians who were tamped near the Agency rapidly but quietly * FOLDED THEIR TENTS and moved away farther from the river, and in a few hours not an In dian was to be seen. A few hours after the announce ment of Ouray’s death, Thursday, about a dozen of the Chiefs and head men held a council and proceeded to the Agency building to see Mr. Berry. Their spokesman addressed the Agent, and asked him whom he thought was tee proper man for their Chief. Mr. Berry, seeing that there vaft : strong contentions among the variovi^ aspirants, promptly and firmly replied that sapavanaro was the proper man an 4 the only one for the position, and th* ie was the best qualified for the ; position. There was no further parley. The majority of the council at once agreed , the Agent; by tacit consent the seemed to have been made, and to-day Sapavanaro is regarded by all about the Agency as the Chief of the Utes. Sapavanaro is not known by any distinguished lice of descendancy. He was chosen second to Ouray be-; ca\ise of of his prowess and valor in the war with the Arapahoes and other conflicts. He is highly respected, and HAS A LARGE INFLUENCE. He is intelligent, sober and thought ful, but is far from good-looking or commanding in appearance. But there is a. seriousness and stubbornness of expression that denotes the MAN OF REFLECTION AND DETERMINA- j TION. As he appeared to-day he would be taken for quite an ordinary Indian. He is a stout, short, broad-shouldered square-backed man, probably fifty years of age, with broad fkx but rather angular in feature, and a hook nose; complexion a shade darker than the average Ute. It might have been the distressing nature of the oc casion that made him look both so stolid and so sad—l might say indiffer ent ; but I am told that this is pecu liar to the man ; that no circumstance can move him into a demonstration of sorrow or enthusiasm ; that he takes all things and views all things with a stoicism that never betrays emotion. -»■ kfwAif pant months Sapavanaro would not fall in line with the peace-makers. He al ways gave his voice against treaties * and against mingling with the whites. He could not see the object or appre ciate the advantages of advancement towards civilization. So much has he despised the ways of the white man that he would NEVER GO TO WASHINGTON, although his invitations have been frequent. After all, under Kelley’s administration as Agent he became imbued with new thoughts and new ideas concerning the purpose of life, and he came to look upon the white 1 man and his ways • WITH MORE EAVOR. ! During the troubles following the M -ker massacre for the first time he d Ouray in his pacific measures, giving him his hearty support. Up to the present he has favored | the treaty, but does not deny that it is because it is THE ONLY WAY to better their condition, and the surest way to avoid trouble and con flict with the large masses of whites that ore flowing into the country. Outside the reservation the people are apprehensive of disturbances, lest the new Chief should have the power, i but not pursue the policy, of Ouray. Inside the reservation the whites are j self-assured, and at least say there is no danger. The Agency people do j not seem to be perturbed or at all un- ; easy, but owned to a sense of relief; after the settlement of the Chieftain ship question. The big blast at the Blue Tent dig gins that has been so much talked of during the past week was fired off. The charge consisted of 1,542 kegs of powder at twenty-five pounds to the keg, making in all 38,550 pounds. The firing was done by electricity. The result was a very successful one. The hank, which is 238 feet perpen dicular, was torn away for 150 back, and 206 feet wide. Mn Power, the superintendent, thinks that this is the larga,t piece of ground torn from its in one blast, that has ever tak 4- place in California. —Nevada City Jerald. ' a section boss of the R. G. R’y, was stabbed and kiUeri - r i drunken tramp known as “A ’ ’at Texas creek, on the I V.. V,, THE PROSPECTOR. This generation has brought into existence a new order ot men. They are not appreciated now, but by and by some thoughtful artist will catch the full significance cf their lives, and on canvas as imperishable as marble will fix their enduring picture. They were the birth of 1849, and their numbers g.ew less and less with each receding year. On this coast they are called “prospectors.” So far they have received little respect in comparison with because the sappers and miners of civilization are seldom appreciated in their day. We met one a few days since. He , introduced himself in these words: “Stranger, let me tell you. Don’t be carried away with Colorado, because I was there long before the excite ment. There are some good leads, but the country is over-estimated, j | The same is taue of Arizona, of Mon- I tana and Idaho. 1 I have seen them j all. When the Comstock was dis covered I went there and taking in the country determined to find a bet ter one and I have not been idle since. I have not found it, but I cer tainly think I will this summer. I know the place, know it xvcll ; and no one else does. lam going three now. See, yonder are my horses ; they are good for the trip and I am only wait ing for a little ammunition. I shall start to-morrow, and before the turn of the summer you will hear from me. For twenty years his home has been the desert; he has not known a pleas ure ; as the desert commenced to put on the robes of civilivation he has re treated deeper into the wilds, while his eyes have been strained toward the where a fortune lay, have taken on an unnatural bright- I ness. He has struggled until hard ! ship lias become his second nature. He cannot sleep in’a comfortable bed in a comfortable house ; he must have the desert for his pillow, where the winds as they sweep over him have voices which forever whisper to him of the golden mountains which he is to find. So he has toiled while all the early hopes of his life have gone out. So he will toil, until some morning as the rising sun lights up the bold brow of tiie desert he will say to himself, “I was weary last night, lam not yet rested ; 1 will sleep a little longer this morning,” and so he will sink into the sleep which shall be dreamless. Looked at one way, there could not be a more profitless life; looked at another way and we realize that because of him, because hejvas civilization’s advanced guard, pleasant homes have been madej Law and Learning, careful men have ! been enabled to amass fortunes, and new fields have been opened to enter prise. But not many realize these facts.. To most people the prospector is looked upon as little better than the tramp; but in the days to come, when the bills are all explored and fair homes light up the West, some in spired pen will picture the race of prospectors as the men who, bidding i adieu to youth andjdl the softer com forts of life, went out into the wilds ; and with unrequited toil laid the first foundations of the States which illu mine the West with a splendor all their own. —Salt Lake Tribune. In coining $20,000,000 in silver and $22,000,000 in gold at the San Francisco Mint, in 1878, there was lost $29. The carpet, which had been down five years, was taken up last spring, cut up into small pieces and burned in pans. The debris was put throngh Ike aa» pfOCCM as the min ing dost,qpd fere got from the old catpfi |t, A Nevada paper says, referring to an antimony article of a New York journal: “ Now, if anybody down in Boston or New York wants antimony, that person has only to say the word. We have antimony by the acre here in Nevada —and almost the pure stuff. It can be quarried out at the surface of the ground —millions of tons of it.” The Philadelphia mint coined last WHO IS THE DISCOVERER. The honor of being the first dis coverer of silver in Colorado has been claimed by more than one, and has been granted to various individuals by different historians. It is now claim ed that a gentleman who is at present a resident of Colorado Swings and a well-known and respected citizen, de serves the honor of being the first dis coverer of the mineral which has made Colorado the Mecca of the silver seekers. Mr. George Aux, of that city, dis covered the Dollar lode in Chase gulch, near Central City, on July 28, 1859. He wae then a prospector, working for the late Lewis X. Tap pan, Chauncey Welch and others. After developing a strong vei galena, the claim was abandon; J not rich enough to pay for smelting j the lead. A month or so after the original discovery Samuel F. Tappan, a broth er of Lewis N. Tappan, stumbled upo.; the abandoned claim in one of hi-. walks, relocated it. He worked Lin* mine and sent the ore East to his brother, who had it smelted for the lead. When the war of the rebellion broke out, the First Colorado Regi ment had no lead for bullets, and the lead from the mine was used for that purpose. George Aux was a member of that regiment, and thus had the privilege of loading his gun with balls made from mineral of his own discov ery. Several cases of accidental shoot ing in the regiment, in which slight wounds were given, resulted fatally, and it was discovered that the lead was jxrison ,jj*Uid that even a scratch from one of these bullets was sure death. The lead was therefore con demned in December, 1861, although the rebels accused tjie First Colorado of using the bullets in the battle of Apache Canyon, as many of their sol diers, only slightly wounded, perished in spite of all that could be done. This battle took place about twelve miles this side of Santa Fe, and was a hot contest. — Leadvillc Chronicle. . ♦ » THE MONTEZUMANS. The Pueblos claim that their mon tezuma was born through the immacu late conception of an Indian maiden cf their own iribc in the village of Pecos, about thirty-five miles distant from the. t ity. While a youth he did not exhibit any extraordinary quali ties, but upon reaching manhood’s estate showed himself io be a great hunter and possessed of supernatural powers. After dwelling with the tribe for a long period and performing many miraculous dreds do departed, going southward. On the eve of his journey he is reported to have lighted a sacred fire which he had told his’ people to keep burning until his re turn. Although this was long centu ries ago, it is said the Indians have scrupulously observed the injunction and have never allowed the fire to die out. They have continuously, through successive generations, kept the slum bering embers aglow. At least this is their story, and it is largely believed, especially by those who have seen the fire glimmering in their old adode temple. In 1837 the Pueblo, or town 'of Pecos was sold. It was on a Span j ish grant, and at that period the In dians removed the sacred fire with great care to 1 to , where it I burning and viewed with levcicn ' awe. Some of the Indians of the present day have so much confidence in the return of Montezuma that they get out upon their housetop* every morning with the rising of the sun and look anxiously into the far dis tance for his coming. Even though many of the Pueblo Indians ha\e out wardly embraced the Christian reli gion, yet they maintain their faith in Montezuma, whom they regard as a saviour or sovereign. They are a do cile and industrious people, who live a pastoral liie. As communities they ire far more prosperous and Iwe far better than the majority The small po«i* rtgiag among the Canadian Indians. J NO. 13.