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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.

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