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The Elk Mountain Pilot.
VOL. i. L. R. THOMPSON. F. W. FULLER. THOMPSON & FULLER, Real Estate Ag'ts&Mine Brokers HAVE FOR SALE SOME OF THE BEST IBTTSIIsTESS LOTS IJT TOWN 3001) MINES NEGOTIATED. CORRESPONDENCE SOLICITED. F. W. FULLER, NOTARY PUBLIC. A. E. BARTLETT & CO., dbazjEHS iv GEOCERIES, CLOTHING, BOOTS & SHOES, j Furnishing■ Goods, QUEENSWARE, CUTLERY, ETC. Vlntb. St., Sot. D and X 3 Attob., IRWIN, - - COLORADO SHURTLEFF & CO., Successors to FIELD & KELSEY, Wholesale and Retail Dealers in GROCERIES, DRY GOODS, CLOTHING, BOOTS & SHOES, HATS & CAPS. Grain, Provisions, Mining Implements, Etc. agents for Hazard. DuPont end Giant Powder zltixttih: STREET, ABOVE POSTOFFICE BEST SELECTED STOCK" fl H & z : ► 2 ® Co°of „ % « Vi ,#// $ 2v p 0 < i 1 ,# 4? An Q * * o q H Z a • A f* ■ ■ * COLORADO NEWS COM’Yi VIVTB -BT., ABOVB HAVE, DEALERS IN ALL THE Daily and Weekly Newspapers, Blank Books, Stationery, WALLPAPER, WINDOW SHADES, CORD, CXC3-AE/S Sc TOBACCO ad Smokers’ Sundries in Every Yariey. ’ rh » *»»•« Oo oi u> tb. au>t.. IRWIN, (RUBY CAMP,) GUNNISON COUNTY, COLORADO, THURSDAY, NOV. n, i3Bo. ELK MOUNTAIN PILOT. IS PUBLISHED EVERY THURSDAY AT Irwin, Gunnison County, Colo, i Jno. L. Lacey. Jno. E. Phillips. ' liaoey db Flxilllpß. EDITORS AND PROPRIETORS.j i TERMS. One Copy One Year, - - $3.00 One Copy Six Months, - - 1.75 : One Copy Three Months, - - 1.00 (Invariably in Advance. > THURSDAY, NOV. 11, 1880. Step up to the captain’s desk and pay you election bets. No mail has reached Silverton for I , two weeks. Snow slides. - The D. & R. G. road is expected to be in Gunnison liefore spring. ; *♦ * " , j Parties desiring to visit Irwin and j the Ruby mining district, need not j : fear the snow for the roads are open j and will be kept so. 1 . <-•*>-» ; I Irwin polled 407 votes, just 85 less j than Gunnison and West Gunnison j combined. Were it not for a poll be-. ing established at Crested Butte, only ' seven miles distant, we would have i led the county. How are you mining; camps ! Over 500 were registered. U. S. Grant, Jr., the young gentle man whom Miss Flood, of California, gave the “grand bounce,” a month or so ago, was married in New York, on the Ist inst., to Miss P’annie J. Chaf fee, only child of Senator J. B. Chaf fee, of Colorado. An elegant resi dence was presented the bride by her father. The following are the rates charged by the telegraph company for trans mission of messages of tea words i Irwin to New York, - - #3 35 ; “ “ Denver, - - - 1351 “ “ Gunnison, - - 75; “ “ Crested Butte, - - 75 j “ “ Gothic, - -1 001 Four cents will be charged for each additional word under sl, and five cents for each additional word over sl. The rush to Irwin last spring will be nothing in comparison to the rush preparing for here next season. Hun dreds of letters and papers are received here each week telling of the crowds that are to come. Friends here of par ties in the east are receiving advices to purchase real estate and mining! j property for them, and predict for I Irwin a grand and glorious future. If the county is to be divided, the next question is, where? If Irwin is to be in the new county, and we hope ; it will be, we want the county seat. However, we are not hogish, and will compromise on Crested Butte. But if one of these places is not decided up on as the county seal, we will kick like a bay steer against any division, and we think we have sorvu influence. When the steamer Amerique arrived in New York, last month, with Sarah | Bernhardt and her illegitimate kids on . I board, the toadying populace in their eagerness to pay her homage, crowded . and jostled aside an aged lady who ! was, unaccompanied, leaving the ship. This lady was the wife of America’s greatest president—Abraham Lincoln. 1 How unappreciative and forgetful is our republic. —— j A letter received last week, in Gun i nison, from a lady of well known ! truth and veracity, who lives near the j Ute encampment, says Johnson, the Indian alleged to have been killed by young Jackson, the freighter, is alive and well, being seen by her very fre quently. Johnson, she says, carries j one arm in a “sling,” the arm having ■ a slight gun-shot wound. The lady j also says that Johnson’s squaw has the j scalp of young Jackson hanging up in j her wigwam. This is not the first time | that reliable information has reached j os that Johnson is alive, and the dila toriness of our authorities in bringing the guilty Utes to justice, is an out rage that should arouse indignation and revenge in the breast of every civilized'being. THE SHORT LINE ROUTE. laportaat luformatioa for Travelers to ud from the GoDßisoD Country. The South Park & Alpine Toll road from Gunnison City to the western I terminus of the South Park R. R., via Pitkin and Williams Pass, is many miles shorter than any other road from the Gunnison country to rail road connection and the best graded road on the Continental Divide. San derson & Co. are running stages over thii route making close connection wiLn trains of the Denver, South Park and Pacific railroad for Buena Vista, Denver and all points east, west, north and south. From the railroad termi nus, (now at Heywood Springs, but ; in a few days to move westward to Al ! pine, Forest City and Hancock) to ; Denver and all points east of the dis ! lance by rail is nearly ioo miles less | than via any other route. These ad vantages with the added ones of the i finest equipment in Colorado, good | eating houses, Pullman sleepers and | all connections in union depots, com mend the South Park line to the trav j cling public and bespeak a large share iof patronage. The South Park rail | road is being pushed westward through •the mountain range and will be the j first to enter and traverse the Great ; Gunnison valley. | Leap year has only seven weeks j more to leap over. Girls, make a ! a note of it. Indian Agenf Berry is on trial be fore the U. S. court, at Denver. The State’s attempt to get him has proved j unsuccessful so far. | Red Rogers has re-opened the Elk Mountain Saloon, opposite the post ! office, where he has on hand the best brands of liquors 'and cigars, and is always pleased to meet his old friends. Letters have been received at the Trinidad postoffice from a mail bag that a runaway broncho has been cir \ —" ~— ■-- - ■ rving ever since Dec. 8, 1879. The j broncho threw the mail carrier, and all | efforts to capture him since have beeq j unavailing. He has often been seen I with the mail bag still strapped to his back. Now that the election has come and gone business all over the county will assume a more permanent basis. It is the history of the country that all j presidential campaigns always upsets the commercial interests and so effects the money world and securities in such away as to cause the wheels of commerce to come to a stand still ap ; parently. The campaign just past has, been a contest with intense interest, i A dispatch from Santa Fe says that ' 1 Terrassos, chief of the Mexican troops writes Gen. Hatch that on theisthj | uit. he killed Victorio and sixty war-; I riors and eighteen women and children besides capturing sixty-eight women. and children. There are still thirty j Indians at large. Terrassos hasi,Soo men operating, and there are 800 U. | S. troops out on the borders of Mexi- 1 co. Col. Buell, with 500 men, is or dered to drive ail Mescaleros absent from the agency back to the same. ■»■«».+ . Several Mexicans were in camp at the mouth of Memphis creek, Utah, j and were lying about the fire, when ! one of them, Telestoro Crucas, saw a large centipede, fully niwe inches long travelling slowly over his leg. Know-; ing that the lea«t motion would make ! it sink its deadly claws into his skin,; without moving his leg he_got out his j revolver and waited until the beast ■ had almost reached his knee, when slowly putting the mouth of the pistol to his head he pulled, and the centi , pede was gone. But a centipede’s; . claws are quicker than gun-powder,' and Crucas began to have cramps in a! j few minutes. The track of the reptile i along his leg turned a brownish yel-! | low, and the place where it was killed I swelled frightfully. He rapidly grew ; ■ worse, and in a little over four hours ' rdied in great agony. The most singu ' lar part of the story is that the bullet from Crucase’s pistol cut a small nick in the fore leg of a mule that was teth ered near by, and at day light next morning the mule was also dead, with its leg so swollen that the skin had burst in several places. MINING INTELLIGENCE. The Old Mexico is producing some rich ore. Work is progressing finely on the , Little Streamlet lode. Mr. Frankeberger has made a veryj pretty little map of the Chip Munk i and Cataract lodes of 0,-Be. Joyful | Basin, The Fairview is the best mine in the vicinity of the Forest Queen, and next year’s work will prove it a rival . to th^Queen. Messrs. Rose, Reed & Co., are sampling large quantities of Ruby King and Forest Queen ores at their sampling works on lower Tenth street. J. A. Mayer has a force of men hunting for the extension of the Chi quita. They are very hopeful in their search, and we trust they may soon strike it. Mr. Ira Brown, superintendent of the Ruby King mine, is also superin tendent of the Forest Queen, while Mr. Lee Thompson is away to Denver and Chicago. A contract for extending both drifts, north and south, on the Ruby King, amounting to about 185 feet of work altogether, has been awarded to Mr. Jacob Pressly. Last Saturday 22 men were put to work on this mine and ore is being taken out quite rapidly. The Chiqtiita is now working a night and day shift. The shaft is be ing sunk 50 ft. deeper, which will make a total depth of 100 feet. Drifting will commence in a few days and be continued during the winter. The mine is looking well and the owners are satisfied. The Independence lode is being worked by a night and day shift. Py ’Hfes'oflron and some low grade galena is being taken out. The manager expects bet ter results as development is made. At present the work is somewhat re tarded by water. The pump and hoisting works on j the Lead Chief are now housed, to gether with the engine, and are in full blast. Only about forty feet of water remained in the shaft last Saturday. Monday a force of men were put to work straightening the shaft in order that the suction pipe of the pump might reach the remaining water. The work of taking out ore will be com j menced immediately. ! The Crystal, property of a Colorado : : Springs company, continues to im j prove at every blast, and is already I ■ sufficiently developed to convince j I anyone acquainted with mines, that it | jis a big thing. A shaft is now being 1 sunk in the tunnel, out of which isbe ! ing taken and sacked large quantities :of wire, ruby and brittle silver. The finest specimens of wire silver to be : , found in camp are taken out of this ‘ mine. Assays recently made gave 2,206 ozs. silver per ton. The shaft houses over the Gen. Sayles and Silver Chief lodes have j been completed, and winter supplies 1 for the workmen, on these mines pro vided for. The work of sinking is be gun and will be prosecuted vigorously ' all winter. Mr. John Callanan, an old ; ; miner of Black Hill reputation, one ' ;of the original discoverers and part ! owner in the Gen. Sayles, says he lias I i a true fissure vein within well defined ; wall rocks, and that he looks for high 1 grade ore at 40 feet. The shaft is : down only 15 feet now. The Little Rhoda, heretofore men- J ( tioned in these columns, gives fair < promise of becoming one of the lead- j ] ing wealth producing mines in Ruby! 1 district. In lies in the well known j < Ruby Basin and was discovered and is'; owned by that indefatigable Rambling 1 1 Irsh Prospector, Mike Cowley. It I joins the Robert Emmet and Chico- 2 mo lodes, and has 35 feet of tunnel. 1 The vein is from 2 l / 2 to feet wide i and carries ruby, brittle silver and I gold, assays from which giye 56 ozs. j t in silver and 5 ozs. in gold. The vein ] is solid. The character of the forma- 2 tion is trachite and porphyry granite, < Cline, one of the whites held as an accessory to the murder of young Jackson by the Utes, languishes in the Gunnison jail. Mr. Pressler signed (t contract a few days ago to run the tunnel on the Forest Queen mine another hundred feet. When this is completed the tunnel will be nearly two hundred and fifty feet long. Sixty stand ol arms and a large amount of amunition arrived from Denver last Monday for the use of the "’k.uby Scouts. Utes had bettergive us a wide birth. A citizens’ meeting wascalled Mon day night, but as to its object and ac complishment we could learn nothing. The proceedings were boyish and farcical and the least said about them the better. Crested Butte, a little place seven miles distant, that only polled 76 votes, and Gothic, a place that polled something over 100 votes, has a daily mail, while Irwin, with over 500 vo ters, has only a “try-weakly” mail. The postoffice affairs are conducted by a set of incompetents and don’t care-a-damn set of fellows. A Boston paper says: When an eastern man goes to Colorado he is called a “ tender-foot ” until he has been stabbed, shot at, engaged in a free fight, fallen down a mine, kicked by a mule and chased by a vigilance committee. Then they admit that he is getting used to the coqalry, and when he kills his man he is looked upon as a citizen. —— ... 0 Elbrkte J. Dawson and Edrard Clark, af the Leadville postofiee, were arrested on tlte 6th mst.,charged with, stealing government funds. Clark at! mitted hatingtafed <7OO, but the 'TT feup posed that most of their crookedness has occurred since the January settle ment. Postmaster Smith worked up the case assisted by Gen. Cameron. ♦ ♦ * A miner by the name of Brown met with a painful accident last week while preparing a blast in the bottom of a shaft. He had put two sticks of giant powder in place when a spark, which lie supposes blew from a fire on the hillside, ignited the powder. It burn ed slowly until it reached the cap, which exploded and was thrown through the man’s arm. It made an ugly flesh wound, but under the skill ful treatment of Dr. Reid the sufferer j is improving fast. I A very enjoyable social gathering j and candy pulling was given by Mr. 1 and Mrs. E. L. Scott, at their resi dence on Bth street, last Tuesday eve. to a large crowd of friends. The event was in honor of the anniversary of the birth of the genial and amiable hostess, and will long be remembered with pleasure by those who were so fortu nate as to nave been present. Most every lady in town wxs present, and we were glad to notice that a friendly and social feel ing existed among them. It is to Ik- hoped that many such so cial events will follow to relieve the dull monotony of these winter even ings in the snow bound mountains. The Ruby Scouts were organized on last Saturday night with sixty-five men. Capt. U. M. Curtis was elected Cap tain, John DeNean First Lieutenant, and Geo. B. Spahr Second Lieutenant. The company will meet again next Saturday night at the same place for the purpose of making it a permanent organization and to elect permanent officers. The Elk Mountain Saloon, Red Rogers proprietor, will be the per manent place of meeting for drilling exercises until further notice, as it is a large hall and conveniently located. We do not apprehend any danger from the Utes, as the winter is too far advanced and we already have too much snow ; but at the same time, the State furnishes the arms, and to heed the maxim that Washington once uttered, —“ In the time of peace, pre pare for war”—we therefore deem it advisable to perfect an ' organizat.^ - of this kind. NO. >*.