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The Elk Mountain Pilot.
VOL. XX. ELK MOUNTAIN PILOT. C. L. ROSS, - PUBLISHER. C. C. ROSS, - ASSOCIATE. ISSUED EVERY TUESDAY. Entered at the postofßce nt Crested Butte, Colorado, for transmission through the mails as second-class matter. suusci^^mN~RATEsr^' ONE YEA 11, IN ADVANCE, - $2.00. : BIX MONTHS, ... - $1.00.; SILVER. .«!*._ | LEAD, $4.25.! EDITORIAL COMMENT. Tho truth that occupies a nut- ; shell finds some minds too narrow to give it room. John Bull has not yet appointed commissioners to negotiate the sale of Ireland to an American syndicate. A painstaking scientist lias dis covered, for the lienefit of would- 1 be fathers, that it requires eighteen 1 years of time and two thousand dollars in money to transfer the center of activity from a boy’s stomach to his brain. A Chicago justico has fined a man twenty dollars for being a liar. Moral: A small tax on liars would enable tho council to pave i Elk avenue from the hill to the: depot, put in a perfect sewer system and make other necessary improve-j ments in the town. y Tho excitement incident to the celebration of the Fourth has van ished. The next regular event, of importance is tin? election of county officers in November. The poli ticians are already considering the best methods of procedure to win the plums nt stake this fall. For ways that are dark and tricks that are vain, thoso of politics are peculiar. The state board of arbitration has postponed a consideration of the controversy between the smel ter managers and their employees, pending the decision of the state supreme court regarding the con stitutionality of the eight-hour law. When the court has rendered its opinion the parties in interest will unquestionably proceed to an amicable adjustment of the exist ing differences. It is generally understood that the Colorado Fuel and Iron com pany will abandon the Newcastle coal mine on account of the fre quent fires which happen in that property and the great expense I entailed in consequence thereof, j It is further stated that orders; have been issued to take out all the machinery it is possible to save and ship it to Redstone, which is on the now railroad belonging to the company running from Carbon dale and complete to that, point. Tho company owns extensive coal lands in Coal Basin, about five miles from Redstone and near the northern boundary of Gunnison county, and it is the intention to build at once a standard guago branch of this road to their prop • erty and to commence mining and shipping coal from there at the earliest possible moment. Nearly the entire force thrown out of em ployment at Newcastle have been employed to work on the construc tion of the branch road, and it is thought coal will be shipped to the market within the next sixty days. At the head of Coal Basin are excellent veins of coking coal, and a railroad will be constructed at once and coke ovens built at Red stone at an early date. The clos ing down of the Consolidated mine will inflict a serious blow upon the business interests of Newcastle. CRESTED BUTTE, GUNNISON COUNTY, COLORADO, JULY u, 1899. BRYAN AND TAMMANY HALL. The remarkablo demonstration at the Tammany wigwam in New York last Tuesday night was a tribute to a great personality, and proved that the strongest political machine in existence was of little consequence before the current of popular will. The occasion was intended to launch the boom of Van Wyek, one of Croker’s hench men, for president, upon a platform widely at variance with the Chicago ! platform; but the rank and file j aggressively ' asserted themselves j and caused consternation to prevail among the bosses by ignoring the Van Wyek boom and declaring allegiance to Bryan. Ex-Gov. ; Hogg, of Texas, who has been in I tho background of polities for I several years, was the man who invaded the headquarters of the enemy and with nothing but the enchanting name of Bryan as an open sesame, took possession of > the treasure trove of wily and j I mighty Tammany, to the horror of j j Croker and those who adhere to I j the despicable un-American policy i of the cliieftan. There are potent reasons to believe that Bryan can overthrow Croker in New York, because the people are revolting against him on the grounds that,he i 3 nothing more than a common j gambler and ignorant political ! heeler. If Bryan can do this he | will earn the plaudits of the entire ‘country. Tammany hall cannot | afford to miss recognition in two national conventions and it would l»e better for it to have a more clearly defined policy than that which it now promulgates. Bryan represents the antithesis of the 'administration, and as McKinley will undoubtedly bo tho Republican standard bearer, so should Bryan be tho leader of the opposition. The issue will then be well defined. Wore the election to take place this November Bryan would be the only man who could make an in teresting race against McKinley; but as tho present is an age of rapid revolution in polities as well as evolution in material matters, no prescience is adequate to fore see wlmt another year may bring forth. The smelter trouble lias plainly demonstrated two things to the: people of this state. First: That j any trust or combination control; over any part of the mining or ( the smelting industries is a menace to the interests of tho working) classes. Second: That increased) and better facilities for treating! Colorado ores are needed. Were j j less money made in Colorado sent I 'to New York to be loaned, and | more of it invested in the proper ; development of home mining inter | ests. this state would be much better off. Tho prosperity of a town is not guided by the wealth of its inhabi tants, but by .the uniformity with which they work together when any important object is to be at tained. A man with a thousand dollars nt his command and inter-1 ested in the welfare of his town, can accomplish more toward up building and improving it than a millionaire who locks up his capital and pays no attention to progress. The present would be an oppor tune time to rebuild the Maroon! avenue bridge. The expense would! not be great, and the work should j be done as soon as possible, for as ] it now stands it seriously inconven-) iences those obliged to travel on that street. There are a number of holes in the several sidewalks on Elk avenue that are a menace to life and limb. The proper authority should order immediate repairs. MINING ITEMS. G. T. Parmnn has gone to work upon his Washington gulcli min ing property. Frank Buster and Sam McWill iams have gone up to do some work on the Augusta, preparatory to the extensive working of that mine. The Sylvanite has five or six cars of high grade ore ready for shipment. Owing to the back ward spring the mine has not been accessible for a pack train I until this month. Shipments will! begin August 1st. The East Rock Creek Mining company has been incorporated with a capital of §50,000 to work the Ajax and Hercules claims, two properties which show excellent I bodies of lead ore, carrying low values in gold, silver and copper. The Bull-Domingo property on ‘Italian mountain has about 800 j tons of tine lead ore which will be shipped at once. This ore will | run nearly 50 per cent in lead and carries low values in gold and si 1 - ! ver. The product has to be packed 7 miles and hauled 20 miles before a railroad is reached. Manager Smith of the Keystone mine yesterday began the construc tion of a concentrator upon the site of the sawmill recently oper ated by the Water and Light com pany, just at the north-west edge I of town. The plant will have a i capacity of ton tons per day and will be used to treat the Keystone ore oidy, and if the project is suc cessful, the mill will be enlarged and both mine and mill will bo worked upon an extensive basis. Power has been rented from the i Water and Light company and! will be secured from a 60-horsc power Pelton wheel. THE GUNNISON HOSE RACE. The People’s Champion of last week says anent the wet test hose race in Gunnison on the Fourth: “Crested Butte made a few kicks and some charges of unfairness regarding the wet hose race, but wo much doubt that they believe the charges themselves. At least no one else did. The races were all fair and square and the best drilled men won.” Any person who says the Crested i Butte people did not really believe j that their hose team was treated unfairly in the wet test hose race . in Gunnison on the Fourth states' | a falsehood, and it is also very ! evident that any person who claims i that the Crested Butte team was not victimized is laboring under a misconception of facts, which is j confirmed by the following: That Plugman Block turned on | the water four seconds quicker after the start than Plugman Clay of the Gunnison team did. That a taut, hose is unlikely to kink near the first end even though ; stretched across a ditch two feet j wide. That if it did a 105-lb. pressure would burst it. That the water was clear when coming through the nozzle for Gunnison, which ran first, and that the stream Crested Butte received was comparatively small in force and very muddy. Explain this. That it would be an easy matter to open several fire plugs or change a water route. That the Crested Butte team was not treated with formal cour tesy and that the Buena Vista team received extensive courtesies. The Crested Butte boys do not blame any particular person or persons, yet the above combination of circumstances continue inex- I plicable to them, and to a great many prominent people of Guuni- j son, also. The people here believe that, j Crested Butte has the fastest hos«- j team in the county, which opinion is founded on tlieir record of 25$ for a 500-foot wet test, and they stand ready to back it, for ati) amount from §50 to §500. E3_ X_.ee.-f ; | MANUFACTURER AND -BOTTLER OF FINE Cider, (» Root Beer, i Ginger Ale. I Iron Water, j) Soda Water, Wild Cherry, CJresteil Butte, Colorado. = V. F. AXTELL . NOTARY PUBLIC, INSURANCE AGENT, LUMBER DEALER. Property for sale and rent. BUSINESS TRANSACTED FOR NON-RESIDENTS. Correspondence Solicited. B6x 38, Crested Butte, Colo. T nmrzLER bros. Bankers. PAY INTEREST ON TIME DEPOSITS. LOAN MONEY ON APPROVED SECURITY. Crested Butte, Colorado. THOMAS C. BROWN, Attomoy-At-liow. ! Pbactice In All Statu And Fedeual Courts. Gunnison, Colo, HARRY TINEHART Carpenter And Builder. Estimates Cheerfully Furnished, FURNITURE REPAIRING A SPECIALTY. FRASER BLDG. AfJKSTS WANTED— FOU “THK LIKK AND Achlov.-m.-nt* of Admiral IhnrcY," the world'* gr»-nt«*,<t naval li«- . By Mi.nit llal«tead. tho lift* long and admirer of Urn nation'* iilol. Bigg.-.t and I>«-»t j Nn.k; over .'oi |«gra, lnchca; nuarly 100 1 halftone illustration*. Only SUM). Knormou* d<v rtnwid. Big • ominiN.inn« Outfit frw». t'lmnco of a ■j lifetime. Writ.- quick. Tin* Dominion C'»Di]-auy, 3rd j Flo. r 1 .‘ax ton Bldg., Chicago. Stale Ore Sampling Co, Denvor, Colo. We buy Gold, Silver, Lead, Cop ! per. Bismuth, Uranium, Wolfram, Cobalt and Antimony ores. We have modern mills for samp ling ore. We also test ores for the new processes of reduction. 1 Our long experience in the mar ket enables us to pay the highest cash prices for all marketable ores. Write for our “Reference Book.” Send analysis of your ore for prices and information. JJsl ILY& MON NIG, Managers. New Through Pullman Service To St. Louis. On June.2otli, tho Great llock Island Route inaugurated thron di Pullman Sleeper from Denver to St. Louis via the Missouri Pacific Il’y from Kansas City. The car will Leave Denver daiiy at 2:35 P. M. on the “Colorado Flyer,” arriv ing in St. Louis 6:15 p. m. the next day. One hour and forty minutes faster from Denver to St. Louis than any other through car line. Excellent connections from Pueblo and Colorado Springs. The < ars are broad vestibuled, of the latest pattem and most luxurious type. Advantages in patronizing this service will be: The quickest time to St. Louis, no change of • ars, absolute comfort. The best Dining Car Service in the world. For full information write W. H. FntTH, G-en’l. Agent. D.-nv. r DISTINCTIVE - FEATURE Of our large store is its uniform strength. There is not a weak stock===not a weak point in the entire establishment. OurT> SHOE, GLOTHiira,' GOODS, a-ZELOCZEZRFST, ZF 1 T TJ ZR ZB and many more departments are replete with the best stocks that cash money and good judgment can procure. WE DESIRE TO CALL SPECIAL ATTENTION TO OUR FINE-STOCKED ~ FFRNITFIiIi ' DEPARTMENT Which includes the latest designs in CHIFFONIERS, STANDS, BRASS BEDS BED ROOM SUITES, UPHOLSTERED GOODS, CHAIRS; &C THE<=~ IMMENSE .BUSINESS* Wc constantly transact enables us to always have on our shelves and counters a completc___»^^- New and Fresh Stock of Goods To Offer Our Customers. This fact, together with our reasonable prices, is\]the secret of our great success. THE COLORADO SUPPLY CO., Gunnison County’s Largest Store, CT, S. OXThTTUTZU TkT NO. 6.