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Irwin. Gvnnison Co.. Colorado. ! t NO SAMPLE COriKH SENT POR POSTAL CARDS. C7* Tbe rates for VoSsl noties* will be twenty-five c*Bt» a Use for ths flint ianertiou tn<l fifteen centra Moe for well mtae'iueut insertion, and from thaw rate* ws will not dtrlats. THURSDAY, OCT, 7, 1880. The Eastern Restaurant building is nearing completion. Brother B. F. Fields lead divine service at the Presbyterian church last Sabbath. .„ t t Brother Joyce is running the post- j office affairs as smooth as clock work j now. Bully for Joyce. The Bank of Irwin has a handsome j mineral cabinet and some of the finest specimens in the camp. We wish our mine owners and r "C3- 1 pectors would bring us in sped to : cf ore, crystals and oddities for our cabinet. Two companies are now furnishing our citizens, with anthracite coal at j Jtioperton. The coal is taken from ! the mines at'the edge of town. There is not a vacant dwelling house in town, but a great many new ones are going up; showing that all who can secure houses will remain with us this winter. We are organizing a snow shoe club. We’ll have a grand prize race Christ- : mas. All desiring to join will leave j their names at this office. ♦ Our next County Judge wili be our fellow citizen, Ira Brown, the best! possible man that could be chosen for the position. He will get the vote of every miner. Messrs. Drake, Markly & King are ; building a two story frame house on 1 their ranch, five miles from town, I which become so famous as a stopping j place for travelers during last spring, j Louis Toenniges is erecting a large two- story house on the site of the Union Bakery building. When com-; pleted Mr. Toenniges will open a hotel for the accommodation of his. many friends. * i .■ • -+■ —* Mr. Edward Teachout is building a large two story brick on the site of his old home, down Ohio Creek valley. This will be a great improve ment, and afford much more accom- 1 unodation for the numerous pilgrims on their way to and from the great | Ruby Mining Camp. Mr. J. H. Ristein, the gentleman | who had his arm dislocated by falling j through the floor at the Palace Theatre, j last Friday night, had the dislocated ! member adjusted by Dr. Reid and re- 1 turned to the hall within half an hour after the accident. He was anxious to : hear Hon. Thomas Patterson speak of! an honest man, W. S. Hancock. Father Robinson of Leadville held mass here Sunday and Monday mornings, and had large congrega-' tions. He notified the Catholics of this place that he would use his influ ence in securing them a priest if they organized and thought they could sup-1 port him. They will hold a meeting to-day in Haynes’ building to Uku steps toward organizing. The ladies of the Presbyterian church meet at the residence of Mrs. Harding, on Tenth St., this afternoon, for the purpose of completing ar- j rangements for a festival which they ■ expect to give Satprdav night. The ladies who have this nutter in hand understand how to conduct such af fairs, and wc may look forward to the festival as being the greatest social event ever having occurred in the Gunnison country. Some three or four weeks ago a Mr. i Heinrech, came to this place as agent and correspondent of the Leadville <»erman paper. He was cordially re ceived by our German citizens, and all. others who came in contact with him. In his travel around town he! collected money from a number of our , citizens for subscription to his paper, I and there has not a paper that has ever come to one of the subscribers. The paper should investigate this matter, and if Mr. Heinrich reported the names of the subscribers to the office of that paper, it should see that they arc sent, as it creates a feeling of dimatisfectio* among the citizens who subscribed. THE THEATRE ACCIDENT r- J The need of municipal legislation j in Irwin relative to the erection of public buildings, was clearly demon strated at the Palace Theatre last Saturday evening, and should be a warning to the public as well as incite! our city fathers to immediate action, j A little after . 8 o’clock last Satur-j day evening, about 400 persons had i assembled in the Palace Theatre to hear the speech of Hon. Thomas j Patterson. The four boxes, built on either side of the orchestra chairs,; were filled with ladies, while all the j available space on the floor of the! j parquette arid orchestra circle was j i taken up by men. The parquette is j raised about two feet higher than the , | orchestra circle and will hold nearly; , 250 men. The building itself is a mere shell, through which you can see j ! daylight in any part. „ ; After Mr. Patterson had been in- j troduced and was getting “warmed 1 n” on the subject of Gov. Pitkin, the living mass in the parquette, was' .“cooled off” by the floor giving 1 way and 200, out of the 250 men, be- i ing precipitated, together with chairs, 1 benches and a heavy counter, eight or ! ten feet into the mud below. The ! counter in its descent jammed Mr. J. H. Ristine, a carpenter, against the : wall and dislocated his right arm from the shoulder and otherwise injured him in the small of the back. Several other j gentlemen received sprains, bruises i and cuts, while a number lost their . ; hats and other personal property in ! their descent. ! The accident was caused by the ! ; frail material of which the building ; j was composed as well as the manner i in which it was thrown together. The ! | weight of the audience caused the un- j derpinning to give way and walls to ! expand, consequently the wafer-like j | floor was crushed in like an egg shell. | : The only wonder is, that the walls did j : not tumble and crush to death the i ! living mass beneath. IRWIN'S FIRST DEATH. | t t The first death to occur in Irwin I took place last Saturday night at the Elk Mountain Hotel. Michael Roach,! who had been engaged in cutting logs j for the saw mill, died at the time and ; place above mentioned, after an ill-! ness of six weeks. His death was j brought about by exposure and neg- ‘ lect while recovering from the moun- ; tain fever, he having caught a severe . cold, which settled on his lungs and ; caused pneumonia and death. He j ! was about 25 years old and came here from Chicago. The Catholics of the ! | city took charge of the body and \ 1 buried it on the top of a mountain, a j i graveyard selected by them, beyond j i the spot where are buried the two 1 victims of a crime and casualty. While i ! the funeral cortege was on its way to | . the last resting place of the dead it | ; was met by the incoming Gunnison ' stage containing Father Robinson, a ! Catholic priest of Leadville, and as' he was recognized by some of the at- j : tendants, the stage was stopped and ; the reverand gentleman requested to . accompany the funeral procession and perform the last sad rites for the de- I ceased, which he kindly did. This is the first death from sickness to occur in Irwin, a town over a year old. Last evening the ladies of our town j had a “ Taffy pulling ” up in Haynes’ building, and any body who was there ; and didn’t participate in pulling taffy, was very apt to get “ taffy ” all over them. We walked in about nine ; o’clock and found the ladies mid gen- j. tlemen all sitting around promiscuous, ly ; some playing cards, others chat- i ting, telling jokes, relating little pleas-; an tries and so on, and in fact every- j body seemed to be enjoying them-' selves in a real nice, social manner, j Such gatherings are looked upon with i great admiration in these new com- J munities, and it is to be hoped that! | we will have a repetition of this party at some near future day. Is the street the proper place for restaurants, lodging houses, barber! shops and saloons to dump their filth ? The Chicago Restaurant and Hotel, j Tenth street, believes in advertising and uses the columns of the Pilot for that purpose. The doctors say t is so distressingly healthy in Irwin r at they had to give their clothes for t icir board the past summer, conso)oendy they are mik ing ot leaving thi winter. How hap py we would be if be lawyers were in the same fit. READING CLUB. | At a meeting of the Irwin Reading Club, at Sturdivant & De La Vergnit’s drug store, a committee was formed of Messrs. Graves, Sturdivant and Schultz, who collected the subscrip ! tions of a large part of the members, j and transmitted the same with a list Sof publications desired, to D. Apple ton & Co., New York. The list or dered embraces the North American ' Review, Scribner’s Monthly. LittelPs ! *’ • Living Age, Atlantic, Popular Science Monthly, the Nation, N. Y. Graphic, ; Weekly Herald and the London j Graphic. Through the kindness of Col. Brown, the Club is promised : Harper’s Weekly and several New York, Chicago and St. Louis dailies. ‘ Rev. Chas. M. Shepherd contributes the Princeton Review and the Evan gelist. Messrs. Stoiber & Schultz, of | the lower town, Harper’s Monthly ! and a generous number of the Sea ' Side and Waverly novels. We are ; also promised papers by Messrs. Lacey & Phillips, of the Pilot, who have the intellectual welfare of the camp at heart and do their share towards en lightening it at home and represent ing it abroad. A number of our citi zens who are fortunate enough to I spend the winter east, have announced ; their intention to send us reading nat ter. In fact the Irwin Reading Clubj is well under way and will prove, no i j doubt, a very pleasant factor in camp j life this winter. It is proposed to add j the list already ordered, and with this : j end in view the remaining subscrip | tions will be collected. An invitation ; is once more extended to those of our • citizens who are desirous of uniting i with the Club and wish to enjoy its : ; advantages at a trifling cost. X ! REPUBLICAN CONVENTION ! The Republican County Convcn- > | tion convened at Gunnison last Satur- j j day afternoon for the purpose of nomi-1 nating a candidate for County Judge j and one County Commissioner. The j convention was called to order by ap-! pointing S. H. Baker to the chair, j ! alter which nominations for county | j judge were in order. A delegate from ; : Crested Butte arose and put Mr. Ira • Brown’s name before the convention, i whereupon Mr. Wood, of Virginia i City, was put in nomination Iff jygen | tkman from that place. There being | ; no other names before the convention^ | balloting commenced, which resulted i in Mr. Wood receiving five votes and MR. IRA IiROWN, lOf Ruby, receiving nineteen votes, 1 thereby receiving the nomination for I County Judge, by the Republican ; County Convention. He was called | upon for a speech, and came forward j and addressed the Convention briefly, ; thanking them for the honor bestowed ! upon him, and at the same time pledg | ing his undivided support toward the ■ i republican party, state and national, j during the present campaign, and if! elected to the important office of j County Judge of Gunnison county, Sto discharge the duties of the office | in an unbiased manner, without regard to partisan feeling or favor. Nominations for County Commis sioner were in order, and David Wat son, of Pitkin, and Matt Arch, of Crooksville, were balloted for. Mr. Watson received twenty votes, and ; Mr. Arch received four, thereby se- j curing the nomination for the former • gentleman. After this the chairman stated that the office of Coroner was vacant, and , that it would be well to put some one. before the convention for domination, | whereupon a member from Aspen sug ■gested the name of Dr. Stewart of! that place, who received the unani-1 i mous vote of the convention, j Mr. Abrecombrie, a member from | Gunnison, suggested that the County | Central Committee be abandoned and j reorganized, to consist of one mem | ber from each precinct, which was agreed upon, it being thought that one live, active man could do as well as a committee of three in a precinct. Dr. O’Ferrall received the appointment of this precinct. There being no further 1 business hefore the convention a mo-1 tion to carried. A Baltimore friend informs us that his wife, whom he writes to' at that, place, three or four times a week, has; not received a letter from him for ten days, nor the Pilot either, which goes every week regularly. There is some thing rotten in our mail service, and why it is that our mails cannot be transmitted to and fro throughout the ooantiy with system and regularity is • mystery. OUR MINING BOOM. It is Brio* Heard » Every Hand ud Cases % to the Hearts of Oar Miners and Citizens. j THE PERHAPS. Mr. B. F. Fields is having a shaft house erected on this property, and 1 making neccessarv arrangements for winter work. THE ELLA, Having been sunk twenty-five feet, has been abandoned for the winter. The ore now on the dump is being shipped to the smelter and gives re-: turns of 125 ounces to the ton. THE ELK LODE, In Flk Basin, which was spoken of; last week in Mr. Strahorn’s letter that! was published in the Pilot, as being! owned by Messrs. Field and Fanvell.: was a mistake. It is the property of: Messrs. Lawler, Hornbaker and T. Owens. MICAWBER D. F. House, superintendent of the Douglas County Mining company, i has shown us a fine specimen of ar gentiferous galena taken from the | forty-foot level of the Micawber lode. ; The vein is uncovered for five feet and I only one wall has been reached. The j work of drifting is going bravely on I with encouraging results. The mine will be worked all winter. ■, THE MOLTKE LODE, j Situated in Grant Park, on Ruby j King hill, is owned by Chas. Schmidt | and Henry Schultz, our enterprising | jeweler. This property has a shaft on ; it fifteen feet deep, and the pay streak | is three feet wide, Which shows ruby ! and brittle silver in rich quantities, j These gentlemen are having their j property worked, and it looks better ; and L>etter as depth is gained. , THE RL’BY QVEEN, j Owned by Kerner, Spahr, Dunn & j Maloney, is proving to be marvelously ! rich, and in all probability it is on the | same vein as that of the Forest Queen and Ruby King. They struck ruby silver in large paying quantities at a depth of only four feet, and an aver aged assay shows 1,200 ounces of -sil- I ver to the ton. They have had no mill run made yet, hut are sacking ore for shipment that is rich enough to pay handsomely. The owners are highly pleased with the richness of this property, and fiom present appear ances they will work it all winter. FLOAT. The Burlington is looking well; A patent has been applied for the Durango. Machinery for the Lead Chief arriv ;ed Monday and is being put in place, j The machinery for the Ruby King has been shipped and will arrive here ; in a few days. r Walter H. Graves has been appoint- ! ed superintendent of the Independ-| er.ee mine. A good appointment, j The Elk, in Elk Basin, is the prop-; erty of Mike Lawler & Co., and is the best claim in that vicinity as well as 1 one of the best in the camp. The ore is galena. 1 Work will be resumed in a few days, j on the Homestake No. 10 and Bees- j I wax, two of the best prospects in the 1 camp. Had the proprietors the neces | sary means with which to erect build-: ings and place machinery on these ; lodes, they would soon produce rich . returns. Messrs. Lee Thompson, Gilkison 1 land C. Christopher constitute the I board of registry for this precinct, and j j they will meet next Tuesday morning for the purpose of registering any man’s name who is entitled to vote on the second day of November next, i This is a very important matter and everybody who wishes to exercise the : right of suffrage should see to it and • thereby avoid trouble. We believe 1 that the board meets at Messrs. Thomp-: son & Fuller’s office, on E avenue,; 1 between Ninth and Tenth streets. Were not Mrs. H. T. Panterre-, siding in the drug store building; i near her lord, Henry would go crazy j wit 1 grief since the departure of Jbftlr and the Colonel. By their departuif our spiritual welfare is effected also. We see that some of the Presby- j terians are taking the Pan-handle 1 route to heaven. At tbe Elk Mountain Hotel you can get Cream-’r Cow-ley, just as you like PERSONAL Mayor Trevor is in Gunnison* j Constable Bailey* of Gunnison, was i in town Tuesday. - , Prof. Theo. Lowe spent the most of ! last week in this camp* Counsellor Hawley, of Gunnison, j paid Irwin a visit last week. , Miss Ella Fields is visiting her sis-; | ter, Mrs. Kelsey, at Gunnison. 5 John Deautriment left for the east j Tuesday. May his shadow never grow ' less. i Messrs. Frank Fields and Trow ! bridge spent a portion of last week in! Gunnison. j Messrs. Brann & Golden arrived list : evening from Denver, where they have been serving as witness in a law suit. A. J. Bean, Esq., the gentlemarlv| ! chairman of the county democratic j : central committee, was in town last ;week. • j Mrs. E. P. Stiffens, who had con-: , templated wintering in the east, has j ! finally concluded to remain in Irwin j and learn the art of snow-shoeing. ! , I Mr. H. S. Haynes, who :s largely! ; interested in valuable real estate and i mining property here, left Tuesday, for Colorado Springs, where he will winter. Our besc wishes go with him. I Dick Allen was in town last week with Belford and Hill. Dick says he ; t is correspond" for the Denver Tri-' bur.e. He makes the twenty-eighth correspondent for that paper we’ve 1 met in the Gunnison country this sum mer. I i Judge Smith, of Gunnison, the man whom the democrats will nominate : for county judge, to-day. against our enterprising citizen, Ira Brown, was 1 in town last week giving the delegates j“ taffy.” But it will take something more than “taffy” to save him on | election day. [ Mrs. W. H. Graves and child, the family of our friend W. H. Graves, the surveyor, arrived from the east a few days since and is at home in the new .wo-story house, northeast cor ner avenue D and Ninth street. Our • ladies will be glad to know that Mrs. | Graves intends making Irwin her J home this winter. 1 Wm. D. Highwarden has “brush ed” up his old clothes, “ shaved ” off ' hiscorns, “oiled” his tongue and ! took a short “cut” for the east 1 ; where he will tell the uninitiated fab* ; ulous stories of his ruby silver mine, his brown stone front business house, and liis partner working fifteen hands under 10,000 feet of snow. Mrs. Harding, the mother of Hartl ing Brothers, our enterprising mer chants,who has been visiting her son in Irwin, this summer, departed for Canon to-dav,. where she will remain | during the winter. In the departure I of Mrs. Harding, the society of Irwin i sustains a great loss, as she is one of the most intelligent, social and pleas : ant ladies it has been our good fortune ' to meet with in this country, and was ! very popular with all who knew her. i Col* D. W. Douthitt, Esq., our ex : cellent friend from California, who j has been in Irwin the past summer looking after mining interests, bid us good-bye Tuesday, and departed fora more genial clime. We were sorry to part with the Colonel, for he has been a true friend to us as well as a social, warm-hearted and honest man to all who knew him. He is a.good lawyer, j ; a splendid politician and a gentleman,; i and Irwin sustains no small, loss in his I "• departure. Mr. Flagg, of the banking house of Reed, Hurlburt & Flagg, New York and Chicago, was in tamp last week, . looking after his mining interest, some of which is as valuable as any in this, district. His firm is largely interested , i in the Independence mine, which is considered one of 1 otir best properties. 1 i Although ther? has not been much said about but we have no i doubt that wl%p|p4he company com mence developfttg extensively that it ! will become a rich producing mine, j jWe understand that Mr. Flagg has : made arrangements for extensive work ! to be done on it this fall. GOOD NEWS. Ycrba Buena Bitters*, the great Ca- j thartic and Liver Regulator. Colorado i j Ointment, the King Healer and great j ' corrective of horses’ feet. Colorado | Liniment, for colic, rheumatism and j i pains. For sale, wholesale and retail, | j by H. T. Panter, Upper Ninth street,, 'lrwin- . to-35 j BUSINESS. Butter and Eggs at A. M. McEl* Hinney's* Money to loan oh personal col laterals* by J J. Smith. 8t( Go to the City Bakery fof a square meal* Myers & Co. Powdered Granulated Coffee A Su : j gar at A- M. McElHinncv’s. ) Watch repairing at Matt. D. Smith j & Bro’s., opposite Post-office. Btf* Coal Oil and Candles a? A. M. Me i ElHinncy’s. ! Jewelry 1 jewelry I jewelry I! at I Matt. D. Smith & Bros., opposite Post-office. '* J Green, Rio, Java, Ground an<f r . Brown Coffee, at A. M. ney’s, Ninth St., above Postoflice. Best bread in town at the City Bak ery. My ers &: Co., proprietors* Macketel and White Fish at A. M McElHinncy's* j Myers & Co., of the City Bakery, j have all kinds of cakes and pies on hand. E ave., bet. 9th and 10th sts. Full line of Teas at A. M. McEl- Ilinney’si All kinds of jewelry,watches, clocks, \ie., at Matt. D. Smith & Bio’s., op posite Post-office. DISSOLUTION. i 7 Notice is hereby given that the firm ' of Renshaw & Smith, contractors and builders, has been dissolved by mutual consent. The business will in the fu j ! ture be conducted by Chas. T. Ren l Ishaw. Chas. T. Rexshaw* S. G. Smith. All persons having mining property which they wish placed in eastern markets during the coming winter are requested to call On Abercrombie & Hawley at Gunnison. Mr. Hawley, ! of that firm* will spend a greater por-' lion of the winter in eastern cities for , the purpose of selling properties. Abercrombie & Hawley, . 17-41 Gunnison, Colo. 1 - j PRINTING! , We aro aow j/iepared Is pilar 1 . CARDS, BILL HEADS. LETTER HEAEi FINE EXTELOPZfc, j NOTE lIEADa. . j TIME CUECXS, f i CERTIFICATE*, | [ ! PLACARDS, j DUPLATBU.U 4X9 POCTEBiL > I | . ■ ■ ■ .... . . --.»«• —— ——- ♦ A NOTXOB TO FREIGHTERS! I I *— Marshall Pm TOXiIjIIOAD OPBJJ' Shortest Route by thin low pans to Gritnnison City* [Ruby, Grothic, Lake Citv* Ouray AND‘ALL POINTS IN THE SAN JUAN Easy grade, splendid road bed, : abundance of wood and water, excel lent grazing for stock, freighters leaving South Arkansas, pass through i Pont ha Springs, Maysville, Arbour ville, Garfield, Chaffee City and the Monarch Mining distiici over the ‘ range, much below timber line through the celebrated mining clis** ! trict of the Tumichi, past the Hot ! Sulphur Springs and the rich hay , lands of the valley to Gunnison City, j Immense local travel. Rates low. teted Butte Rtibv Hack i 0 WiU.run daily, leaving Crested Butte at 8 a. in., and arriv ing at Irwin 11 a* in. and leaving at 2 p< m. ; Connecting with Stage for Gunnison. I 47-CEEAT PAINS TAKEN WITH EXPRESS AND PACKAGES. Office at Blakey’s, for Irwin ; Ruby Ave. Hotel for Haverly, & Forest Queen Hotel for the Buttes. 1 STEARNS & BOWMAN.