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The Elk Mountain Pilot.
VOL. i. L. ft. THOMPSON. ** F. W. FULLER. THOMPSON & FULLER, Red Estate Mine Brokers , i f HAVE FOR SALE SOME OF THE JB3DST BTJSHSTESS LOTS —l29* TO W29* / 1000 mm) NMOTUTB). CORRESPONDENCE SOLICITED. F. W. FULLER, ROTARY PUBLIC. A. E. BARTLETT & CO., GROCERIES, CLOTHING, BOOTS & SHOES, Furnishing Goods, QUEENSWARE, CUTLERY, ETC. B*t. D nn n w , XItWIINY - - COLORADO COLORADO NEWS COM’Y ——» DEALERS IN aAI THE Daily and Weekly Newspapers, Blank Books, Stationery, WALLPAPER, WINDOW SHADES, CORD, OIQ-ARS & TOBACCO Pip 23 a l Smokers’ Sundries in Every Variey. Tli* beat So Ol la tlxe State. The Gunnison CRUSHING-^SAMPLING WOE, ICS, On Ninth and Tenth Sts., Bet . Aves CSr D, Irwin, - Colorado, ROSE, REED & COMPANY Will be reedy to Receive and Sample Ores Oct. Ist HIGHEST CASH PRICE PAID FOR Gold, Silver and Lead Ores. A. M. McElHinney, s DEALERS IN FRESH GROCERIES Canned Goods, Dried Fruit, Coal Oil, Salt Meal, ffamt, Provisions of all Kinds! uibi nu tuse s u 9TH ST, ABOVE BANK, IRWIN. WWW, (RUBY CAMP,) GUNNISON COUNTY, COLORADO, THURSDAY, DEC. 9 , <B So. RUBY DRUG STORE fl. T. Pater, - Prpriet’r. Has a Ml supply of DRXJGS, Patent Medicines, Toilet Goods, Paints, Oils, . WINES AND LIQUORS For Medicinal Purposes. Dom«wtie utd Imported CIGARS S■ TOBACCO. fmeriptioßS krefulljr Goapood«L Denver ASonth Park R. R. leadvilleT”^ 0 KOKOMO, TEN MILE, GUNNISON VALLEY BUENA VISTA, FAIRPLAY, ALMA, DUDLEY, ST. JOHNS, HAMILTON, BRECKINRIDGE, MONTEZUMA, MORRISON, SHORTER ud MOST DIREST ROOTS «#-ror *ll pda* aboro. THIALPIXE AND BOLTS PARK TOLL hat tee wualatad 6m tha w«*m tarsi naa at lliia ml to Pitkin and Onnaiaoß, foraria* tha ahortaat, aaaiaat aad ha* rout* tb thaaa point, aad tho entire Gnnnlioo ooaatiy. This ml panel threat > the taaowaad Platte Canon, aad cream the Keanhe Bailee, attain iug the blah eel tie ration at an TaSroad ia Berth Anartca KMfofcat, aflbrding the teariet aad pleaaare eeeker the anet lihfhtfttl aad rtihdawa taia eccnery, ead the beet haaUnf aad fcdtim graanfc Less Stiginff lad Bitter Tiat thin « Any Other Route. GKO. ADT, Gen’i Tkt Apt JOB PRINTING! PLAIN AND ORNAMENTAL Done with neatness and dispatch AT THIS OFFICE. NOTZOB TO FREIGHTERS! Monarch Pass Shortest Route by this low pass to Qunnison City, Buby, G-othic, Lake City, Ouray AND ALL POINTS IN THE SAN JUAN Easy grade, splendid road bed, j abundance of wood and water, excel- j lent grazing for stock. Freighters leaving Sooth Arkansas, pas through Poncha Springs, Maysville, Arbour ville, Garfield, Chaffee City and die Monarch Mining district over the range, much below timber line through the celebrated mining dis trict of the Tumichi, past the Hot' Sulphur Springs and Uie rich hay i lands of the valley to Gmuriaon City. 1 Immense local travel. Rates low. j ELK MOUNTAIN PILOT. • Ptmmam itbt tmjbsday at fnwor, Gunnison Countv, Colo. Jma L. Lacey. Jno. E. Phillips. EDITORS AND PROPRIETORS. TSTRICS. One Copy One Year, - - 13.00 One Copy Six Month*, - - 1.75 One Copy Three Months, - - 1.00 (Invariably ia Adnata. THURSDAY, DSC. 9, ilia. An Xon the wrapper or margin of your £*per signifies your subscription has expired. With the present number the Pilot attains the age-of six months, and with this issue the subscriptions of a number of our friends expire. A cross (X) on the wrapper or margin of your paper will notify you of the expiration, and if you desire the paper any longer you must inform us with the cash. Oar subscription rates can be found at the head of thi» column. The blizzard struck Irwin last Sat urday. It only takes fourteen days to get the dalies through from Denver. Fifteen men from Irwin were reg istered at the Red Lion Inn, Gunni on, one day last week. —a♦ » Mayor Brown has just heard from a trunk which he shipped from Denver here last February. It has just reached Gunnison. +■■ +, The last two days we have had as fine weather as we ever experienced in .Jthe- mountains. No day, last August was warmer. We understand that Robert Glass cott, who run the Ruby sampling rooms here the past summer, died in a few weeks ago. A number of tall pines which stood immediately behind the postoffice have been cut down, and now that I place presents a different appearance. We hope no one will hurt our feel ings by hanging any gold watches, titles to mines Or government bonds on the Christmas tree for the Pilot man. Our mail carrier is not giving that i satisfaction which he did the first week he carried the mail. If he is not able to fulfill his contract he should throw it up. The editor wishes those who are in- J debted to the Pilot to come forward and settle. If theyjdon’t, his wife will not be able to make him a Christinas present this year. We would be pleased if miners would bring us in specimens from their mines for our cabinet.' It will prove a good advertisement for the mine* as well as the camp. The branch road of the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe railway running to the Canon coal banks, is pro nounced the finest equipped and hav ing one of the finest rpad beds in the country. Lieut-Gov. Robinson died on the morning of the 29th ult., from the ef fects of the gun-shot wounds received a few days previous, mention of which was made in last week’s Pilot. . Word reaches us from several par ties who left here last fall for Silver Cliff and Leadville, that both of these 1 camps are overflowing with men out 01 j employment, that at the former camp i the mills are not running and only two or three mines are being worked; the snow is deep and the weather is severely cold. The boys had better remained in Irwin, where them is at least thirty mines at work and most of them shipping ore. Although we have considerable snow the weather is warm i and pleasant. Overcoats have not yet I been found necessary to oar comfort. Commissioner Meacham and Agent Berry left Denver, last week, with % 35,000 for the Uncompaghre Utes, Every man, woman and child of (he Indians will receive each. The White River Utes will have to wait until spring for their allowance. It is said “ the neii is mightier than the sword,” but tfe notice when a Gunnison editor is writing & heavy editorial on the “ Ute Outrage,” if he hears anything like all Indian war whoop, he drops his pen insfanter and . runs for a gun. We know how it is ourself. ~ - . Mr. L. L. Harding is getting up a r handsome mineral cabinet which gives , fair promise of outrivaling anything of the kind ever gotten up in the county. When Mr. Harding undertakes any enterprise he does it with a view to excel, and he is generally successful in what he undertakes. This is Mr. May’s collection day to get funds to keep the road open. Our citizens should respond promptly and cheerfully when he calls for their sub scriptions. We can assure them that he has neither a sinecure nor bonanza jin his contract, even though every \ cent is paid him on demand. When you see a man at the back of his house with pick and shovel dig ging ir the snow and sweating and puffing like a steamboat in distress, don't imagine he has struck a rich lead, and don’t be fool enough to ask him what he has found, either; for if you do. he is liable to strike you. Ten to one he is only searching for his 1 wood-pile or Out-house. j Says the Gunnison News : On Tuesday night last, the South Arkan sas stage tipped over on the top of the 1 range, about 24 miles from this city, 1 aid fell two or three hundred feet : djiwn a precipice. The poiut was known to be dangerous, and the pas sengers had previously been requested to get out, otherwise lives would have been lost. The driver thought he might save the pieces with a broom. The postoffice in Havelry is dead. Its demise was made with peace and j quiet—as much so as was its birth. It ; was a beautiful infant, and is beautiful even in death. Postmaster Stevens performed the last sad rites for the little thing, and has brought its little playthings, viz: locks, keys, sacks,pos talcards, stamps, etc., up to Irwin, to j keep as mementoes of the dear little jone. The Postmaster General says its existence was unnecessary to the well being of his family, and we be lieve him. Requiescat in pace. Last Sunday as the storm was raging j Will Mallory hung a pair of pants ! across the back of a chair, near the stove, to dry. This was at McDougal’s office, where Will rooms. Desiring to go up town a few minutes, he built a good fire in the stove in order that his pants might dry by the time he re turned. They dried. When he re turned and opened the door he found the room filled with smoke. After opening the windows and letting the smoke escape, he looked for his pants, but they had "dried” away,as also had the back of the chair and part of the room floor. As a dryer, Mallory k a success. A good joke is told on one of our merchants, who was a candidate for postmaster this fell, but failed to se cure the office. He was so incensed at the successful applicant and pres ent encumbent that he ha* since been sending to Crested Butte for his pos tage stamps, thinking it would de crease the receipts of this office and consequently the salary of our post mae»*,f. The joke is, the salary of a fourth class office is based on the num- 1 her of stamps cancelled and not the number of stamps sold ; therefore, in- , stead of injuring our office and bene- < filing Crested Butte, he has done just ; the contrary. Hereafter he should 1 mail his letters at Crested Butte and * buy his stamps here. O. , •* • • , Christmas is only sixteen days off. | Wash your socks for Suita Claus. 1 MINING (???). It is rumored that New York parties have bonded the Durango. The North Star is being vigorously worked and is producing some good ore. The Ruby Queen and Burlington lodes are the coming bonanzas of our camp. We understand from a reliable source that work will he resumed on the Forest Queen in a few days. Dunn & Maloney will receive bids until Dec. 15th, to sink the shaft on Burlington Lode twenty five feet deep er. The galena produced by the Inde pendence mine is, we are glad to know, increasing in quantity and qual ity. Considerable work is being done in our coal mines. Next year this indus try will almost mining in this distmt. \ Walter Graves, the best surveyor and draughtsman in Gunnison county, is preparing a very neat map of the mines of Peeler Basin. The Sampling Works of Rose, Reed & Co. is receiving quantites of high grade ore from ten different Bunds in this immediate vicinity which will be worked all winter. The Micawbcr in Elk Basin, D. F. House, Sup’t, has just let another con tract for 50 feet of shafting. The ore is galena of high grade and is im proving in quality every day. Dunn & Maloney now have a con trolling interest in the Burlington lode, having bought the shares of Ed. Woods and Geo. Spahr. The Bur lington is a rich property and pro duces as fine ruby silver as any mine in the camp. The ore has been shipped to Prof. Hill’s work*, Den ver and has given rich returns. Bids are now being received for a contract to tunnel this property, and it will be worked all winter. The Ladies Aid society at its meet ing last Thursday, had the matter of a Christmas tree brought before it. We understand it will receive favor able consideration at a meeting of the ladies to-day. Travel » unimpeded between here and Gunnison, notwithstanding the recent severe storms. The citizens of Irwin are determined that the road shall not be blockaded this winter. Parties desiring to visit Irwin need have no fear of the 9now. * ■. The hack between here and Gunni son only makes two trips per week, and as a consequence persons desirous of going over the road other than regular “ stage days ” have either to hire a private conveyance or “ hoof” it. Private conveyances leave here most every day. Mr. Powell took out nine passengers yesterday. «. ■■ . THE SHORT LINE ROUTE fiporiiii iafomitfoi for Trwefen it id froa the Ghimc Cmtrjr. The South Park & Alpine Toll road from Gunnison Citjr to the western terminus of the South Park R. R., via Pitkin and William* Pass* is man/ miles shorter than any other road from the Gunnison country to mil' road connection and the best graded road on the Continental Divide. San derson & Co. are running stage* over this route making close connection with trams of the Denver, South Park and Pacific railroad for Buena Vista, Denver and all points east, west, north land south. From the railroad termi nus, (now at Hey wood Springs, but in a few days to move westward to Al pine, Forest City and Hancock) to Denver -nd all .point* east of the dis tance by rail is nearly 100 miles less than via any other route. These ad vantages with the added ones of ths finest equipment in Colorado, eating houses, Pullman sleepers all connections tn union depots, co#r iwer.d the Sooth Park line to rile trafe'V eling public and bespeak a large of patronage. The South Park road i»being pushed westward through the mountain range and will be the first to enter and traverse the Great Guhniaon valter. s NO. ,6.