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THE ELK MOUNTAIN PILOT
VOLUME 43. Local and Personal Billy King was down from Smith Hill Sunday. Oscar J. Burnes left C. B. on Sat urday’s train. Miss Isabelle O’Neill came home on Saturday’s train. Frank Comstock was in town from tha saw mill Friday. tfPßeorge Ball arrived home on the NKtra Friday evening. Dr. Walker of Gunnison, was on our streets Thursday. J. W. Glendenning returned to ronmouth. 111, Friday. Robert L. Duling went to Canon City on Monday’s train. Miss Eva Mclntyre came down from Smith Hill Monday. Frank Fisher returned home from Pueblo on Saturday’s train. Joe Rozraan was an out-going pas senger on last Friday's tha in. Tom Griffith was an out-going pas senger on the Saturday train. Mr. and Mrs. A. P. McCarver were visitors from Pittsburg Monday. Misses Irene and Opal Thomas were over from Gothic Thursday. Bill heads, letter heads, envelopes, cards, etc, printed at the Pilot office. Chris Faletti, L. C. Randall and Bill Williams drove over to Marble Friday. Mrs. Duling and son, returned home Saturday from a ten days’ trip to Ridgway. C. C. McWilliams and Pat Hanlon were up from Gunnison on business Friday last. Mrs. Henry Wise and sons Vem and Freddie, motored in from the ranch Friday. After having spent several days in our city, Mr. Frank Bulkley returned to Denver Saturday. Miss Mary Hoy who has been at tending summer school in Gunnison, arrived home Saturday. Bruce Andrews came up from Gun nison Thursday morning bringing an auto load of traveling men. Several auto loads of our young folks attended the dance given In Gunnison last Friday night. Phillip Manley returned home from Canon City Wednesday. His cousin Kenneth Manley, came with him. FOUND.—Pair of glasses on road near Telco. Owner may have same by calling at this office and paying for ad. Mrs. S&fa Thompson and children, who have spent the past few weeks here and in Gunnison, returned home last Friday. Mr. and Mrs. William Nash and children returned home from Rock vale, Saturday. Little Elizabeth Frew accompanied them home. Mr. and Mrs. R. T, Smith and son Paul, went over to Waunita Saturday, where Mr. Smith will take baths in hopes of improving his health. Mrs. Herman Voss came down from Smith Hill Thursday and on Friday went to Gunnison to attend to some business matters. She returned home Saturday. Mrs. George Stobs and Mrs. Fred Stobs and daughter Verna, returned home to Lafayette, Colorado, Thurs day, after having spent a week here visiting relatives. Mrs. Lottie Bailey and little sons, left for Palisade and Cameo, Colo rado, last Thursday, where they will visit with the Church Bottenfield family for some time. Joe Fabry returned to his home in Denver Monday, after having spent a month here with his father. Joe expects to enter Barnes Business Col lege at the opening of the term. Misses Lillian and Wilma Doig mo tored up from Gunnison iast Wednes day, bringing with them Mr. and Mrs. G. V. Benson, who have been spending the past ten days In Gunni son, Mrs. A. Decker accompanied the Misses Dolg on their return and spent several days visiting at the Andrew Bray home. A Weekly Newspaper of Interest to the Elk Mountain Region Last Sunday most all of the Crested Butte folks who had cars picniced at Waunita. Among those who went were Alex Campbell, Mrs. Thos. Campbell, Miss Lillian Doig and Mr. and Mrs. G. V. Benson, in the Camp bell car; Mr. and Mrs. D. L. Gladstone and Mr. and Mrs. E. G. Gladstone in the Gladstone car and Mr and Mrs. Jackson Mooney, Miss Ethel Johnson and William Johnson in the Mooney car. Bazz’ car took down a bunch of young men and Andrew Campbell took a load. The Doig and Besse cars joined them at Gunnison. The crowd camped for dinner and sup per and all reported a fine time. Relatives here received telegrams last Thursday announcing the mar riage of Miss Annie Beitler, daugh ter of Mr. and Mrs. Anton Beitler of this city, and Mr. Henry Voss, also of this city. The young couple were married in Grand Junction, where Miss Beitler has been employ ed with the Mountain States Tele phone Co., on Wednesday, August 20. They left for California on Saturday last, where Mr. Voss is employed at the oil fields. S. Donaldson went over to Salida Saturday where he will spend a few days before going on to his home at Cleburn, Texas. Mr. Doneldson has spent the past three weeks in our city and says he Likes it here very much. He expects to locate in Al berquerque, New Mexico, but says he will pay C. B. a visit once in a while. Mr. and Mrs. Albert Pladz and daughter Celia, of Grand Junction, came In on Monday last and spent a few days visiting at the Joe Faussone home. Mrs. Pladz is Edmund Pre mour’s mother and Celia is his little sister. Monday morning Everett Steinburg fell off a burro and had his arm badly hurt. It was thought to be broken in two places at first but was found to be only a bruise. Drs. Taylor and Russell attended him. Dr. and Mrs. A. Taylor were out going passengers on Monday's train. Mrs. Taylor goes to Denver to visit her parents, Mr. and Mrs. D. V. Miner, and Dr. accompanied her as far as Salida. Mrs. Gaorge McWilliams went to Palisade on Monday’s train, where she will visit with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Benson until Mr. McWil liams Is able to be out of the hospital. Miss Laura Beitler went to Gunni son Monday to work In the phone of fice for a while. Her brother Billy will be phone girl? here while Miss Beitler is absent. The Zugelder Bros, went to Gunni son Friday returning the same day. They brought their mother up and all went over beyond Gothic to pick black currants. J. N. Kasmaw of Delta, brought 750 lambs over the Slate river drive way from the Sopris Reserve. Monday and shipped them to the Kansas City market. Peter Girardi and three children left Monday for Pueblo where Mrs. Girardi will join them and they will then go on to their old home in Eu rope, Rev. Eugene Robinson came up from Gunnison, Monday, and spoke that evening at the U. C. Church on “The American Dough-boy In France.’’ L. Tucker and El Robinson came down from Irwin Sunday and went on to Gunnison. They expectetd to go on to Pitkin Monday. Mr. and Mrs. Joe Faussone, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Pladz, and Edmund and Celia Premuor picniced and fished on East river, Tuseday. Sunday Mr. and Mrs. Jackson Moon ey, Miss Ethel Johnson and William Johnson, went to Waunita to spend the day. Mrs. Eugene Schoy of Floresta, went down to Walsenburg last Wednesday on business. She returned Monday. Mrs. M. J. Boyle and son William motored to Gunnison Sunday, taking down Bishop John Tihen and Father Hilbig. Bill heads, letter heads, envelopes, cards, etc- printedat the Pilot office. Joseph Runnoe of Austin, came in on Tuesday’s train. W. J. Snyder went to Denver on Tuesday last. CRESTED BUTTE, COLORADO. THURSDAY, AUGUST 28. 1919. Pretty Wedding This Evening A wedding that will be pretty but impressive will be performed this evening at 7 o’clock, by Rev. Father Thomas Conway, uniting Miss Anna Beitler and H. V. Voss, in holy mat rimony. The pretty ring service will be used. Miss Beitler, who is a young wom an of winning personality, will be charmingly attired in a gray geor gette crepe frock, with a large gray picture hat and will carry an arm boquct. Miss Beitler formerly lived at Crested Butte and has made her home in Grand Junction for about one year, where she has been em ployed in the Mountain States Tele phone office. During her residence here she has created herself a host of personal friends. Mr. Voss arrived in Grand Junc tion Monday night, from Taft, Cali fornia, where he holds a position of responsibility and trust in the oil fields. Following the wedding ceremony, Mrs. Marie Hyatt will entertain at an elaborate three course wedding supper, pink and white sweet peas forming the attractive table deco rations. Covers will be laid for twelve guests. The young couple will leave this evening for Taft. California, where they will make their future home. COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS August 18. 1919. At a regular meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Town of Crested Butte, held on the above date, there were present Mayor Arnott and Trustees Songer, Hudson, Verzuh, and Yoklavich; absent Gulliford and Boyle. The minutes of the last regu lar meeting were read and approved. The following receipts were re ported: • Gunnison Co., % of amount expended on Cemetery road SIOO.OO Dog Tax 10.00 Total SIIO.OO The following paid a two dollar tax on dogs: John Naumich, Cornier, Bruno, Steve Kresmanich. Laurence Braro, and John Skoflf. There being no further business before the Board it adjourned on mo tion of Hudson, seconded by Yokla vich. L G. ESPEY. Clerk. Mrs. George Schaefer and Mrs. S. C. Mosher entertained the Ladies' Aid at the home of the former last Thursday. Hie ladies discussed the piecing and tacking of quilts after which delightful refreshments were served. The next meeting will be on Thursday. Sept. 4. at the home ot Mrs. John Buchanan. She and Mrs Thomas Campbell entertaining. Mr. and Mrs. Roger Nelson will oc cupy the house recently vacated by Mr. and Mrs. George McWilliams. MICKIE SAYS Slat’s Diary—Wednesday—pa set a old hen today. That is down rite crool I say. If I was that old hen I wood strike T wood sware T had T.ice & leave that nest and Refust 2 set a tall this hot wether. Pa speaks of buying a ottomobeel. Or a ford mebby. All packages of fish must be le gally tagged. You can buy the tags at this office. } EARLIEST AUTHENTIC MINING IN THIS COUNTY Mr. Editor: The first lode mining in the Gunni son country of which there is any knowledge, was possibly as early as 1869. About 1870 The Yule and Jim Preston were on Rock Creek; about 1872 Mr. McGlothlin had recorded the Little Annie claim in the County Clerk’s office at Granit, which was the county seat of Lake county, to which all of the Gunnison country was then attached before the county of Gunnison was formed. In 1861 a party of miners caem over from California Gulch, looking for placer mines. California Gulch is the present location of Leadville, and placer mining was started there at what was then known as Malta, in 1860. In 1861 a party of miners came over the divide, down Frying Pan creek, to where Aspen now stands, thence up Maroon creek and down Copper creek to where Gothic is lo cated, and from there went into Washington Gulch, at the base of Mt. Washington, some six miles north of Crested Butte. There they found good placering, and history tells us that they took out upwards of a mil lion dollars, but there is no authen tic record as to how much they did take out. The deep snow coming early in the fall of 1861 and their food supply running short, they were obliged to return to Malta, the near est point that supplies could be pur chased. They suffered terribly in crossing the divide to get back to Malta, which they had to do or perish. Unaccustomed to the country, the snow had fallen so deep their horses became exhausted and it was a strug gle for life to make the trip. These prospectors were only look ing for placers and made no lode claim locations. Doubtless they may have camped right where the won derful rich Sylvanite mine was lo cated some eighteen years later, but silver mining at that time had no at traction for them. Never has much gold been found or taken from Washington Gulch since. In the eighties M. J. Gray, a mer chant of Crested Butte, and Captain E W. Burton, a hardware merchant of Gunnison, undertook hydraulic mining operations up there, but I do not think they accomplished very much. There is an abundance of wa ter for hydraulicing in the summer. When I mention Rock creek, I mean what is known today as Crystal river. Up to 1885 Crystal river was known as Rock creek. It was so laid down and designated as such on all of the early government maps, and the old timers could never get over calling it Rock creek. About 1885. J. A. Kebler and J. C. Osgood, came into the country, ac quiring coal lands; afterwards organ izing the Colorado Fuel ft Iron Co., operating the coal mines and coke ovens at Crested Butte. They asked me if I could not suggest some other name for Rock creek, as there were so many’ Rock creeks all over the country; I suggested the name or “Crystal river,” and so stated it in the Pilot, and forever afterwards called it Crystal river, and by custom of long years of standing it is now known permanantly as Crystal river. At the head of Crystal river there were many promising claims located and much work was carried on in the early eighties. The camps of Elko and Schofield were flourishing places. Quite a town was built in Crystal or Elk Park, by name of Schofield. Tom Parrish of Colorado Springs, sent in four big teams of four horses each, loaded with supplies and prospecting equipment. Dick Lloyd, a well known prospector, headed this expedition, and they established camp at Elko, where they had many mine locations. It was one of Tom Parrish’s teams that hauled away from the Sylvanite mine, a nugget of silver that weighed 1.300 pounds, in 1880. Many nuggets of smaller size were taken from that mine, which really was the founda tion for the boom in Gothic. The whole country was staked and pros pected. Prospectors flocked In and Gothic grew and enjoyed a boom equal to that at Irwin. Even after the boom period it was a restful place to stop over on the road to Crystal City, as one could always get a good meal and good bed in the no- j tel kept by Uncle Charley Howe and his good wife, long since gone to their eternal home for rest and peace. Jim Parrish died years ago in Col orado Springs, but Dick Lloyd Is still enjoying a peaceful life in Los An geles, California. In the period we speak of, this early mining of 1861 to 1872, or up to about 1878, there was not a single permanent Inhabitant in all of that country where Crested Butte now stands. It was the paradise for JHg game, such as bear, elk, deer, sheep, and the streams were full of fish with no one to molest them. The In dians would pass through in the sum mer to Taylor Park, thence over into South Park into Denver, where they would make a pilgrimage in the sum mer, making sure to get back Into the valley of the Grande before the deep snows would come in the fall. Yours truly, J. E. PHILLIPS. 33 YEARS AGO Copied freaa the Filee ef the Elk ML Pilot, Then Printed in Irwin May 6. 1886, to Nov. 4, 1886. Silver is quoted in New York at $1.00%. Bruce Bros, have a new floor In their store. The U. C. Church was filled to over flowing last Sunday evening. H. C. Herrick has moved his store to the meat market of James Lovesy. Andy Dippold was in town this week from his O-Be-Joyful property. E. R. Warren, the civil engineer and assayer, returned from Colorado Springs last week. Frank Songer now packs the Irwin mail on his back, and he makes a very good pack animaL G. A. Russ arrived in town from Denver last week, where he has been spending the winter with his family. H. M. Powers and J. W. Rockefeller will start for Redwell Basin in a few days to work some of their valuable mining property. The jack trains are opening up the trail to the Domingo, Excelsior and Augusta mines, and ore packing will likely commence next week. Tom Lynch, A. K. Anderson, John Ross and Billy Whalen, all knights of the saw and hammer, are employed at their trade in Gunnison. Andrew Mosher la carrying the mail over Pearl Pass. (Mr. Mosher is now a resident of California, where he is employed in the oil fields.) The Rio Grande will run an excur sion train next Monday from Gunni son to Crested Butte to accommodate the base ball players. Round trip fare will be $3.50. Capt. Tetard is erecting some res idence on Sopris avenue. (This res idence was the Tetard home until some two months ago when it was sold to Martin Tezak.) Marie Murphy, who has been in San Jose, California, for over two years, has returned to her post at the Elk Mountain House. She was a constant reader of the Pilot while on the coast. Miss Mary E. Whiting, well known here in Irwin and Gothic, has secured the school at White Pine for the coming school term. She taught at Gothic last year and at Irwin the year before. Mr. William Rech of Gunnison, and Miss Ora M. Spencer of this town, will be married on Thursday next. Cards are out for the wedding re ception at the Elk Mountain House In the evening. Jake Goodwin has been to Aspen to look after a mining sale. Jake is a firm believer that some day there will be such a boom as never heard of before in the contact between here and Aspen. He may be right too. Chas. A Fore, C. C. Pollard, F. L. Chapin and Geo. A. Phillips, a broth er of the Pilot man. came over from Aspen on Monday. They had a pretty hard trip and Mr. Chapin was taken sick at Gothic and had to bo left there until the following day. The pupils that have not been tardy or absent during the first half of the term are John Pattison. Willie Te tard. Lizzie Alexander. Maggie Cork hill, Josie Axtell, Frank Cuthbert, Willie Cuthbert, Josie Minor, Rosella Broderick. Maggie Alexander and Maggie Carter. A Crested Butte young man asked the lady of his affections, the othei evening, how she liked the look of his new standing collar. After critically surveying him and the collar she re plied, “Very nice, indeed. It looks like a whitewashed fence round a lu natic asylum.” Miss Isabelle O’Neill left Monday to spend her vacation at Denver, Col orado Springs and Durango NUMBER 37. Slats’ Diary Friday—l tuk 50 cts I had ernt working and sent it 2 a Co. which is 2 send me a secret for how 2 get rich quick. I dont want to hafta wait like pa has ft then end up by being a poor man who must work for a living. Of course I will help pa ft ma 2 show my hart is in the rite posishun. Saturday— ma put me 2 work nocking bugs off of potatoes ft I got tired & set 2 rest & ma cum out ft ketched me & she sed What are you about & I sed I am about done A she sed no yure not & you go rite ahead so ahead I went. Sunday —at Sunday skool the teecher ast Jake who was Rebeklca ft Jake sed she was a lady which lived on a farm wich they called Sunnybrook. Monday—had a tawk with Jane this afternoon p. m. ft acksidently got Sentamental ft I ast her did dent she like me & she sed Diddent I dance with you. & she sed it real sassy, but all the same I have a feeling I am Ace high with that little lady. Tuesday—A lady which visits at Jake’s house was tawking with me today & she ast me did my pa ever disagree with my ma ft I sed. Does he well ril say he does. And I told the honest facks to for her© of lately pa disagrees with most everything ma says. Only he never lets her know it. Wednesday—The skool teecher told me & Jake we was 2 take Kalisthen icks next year at skool. Jake ast his ma what is Kalisthenicks ft she sed she haddent never caught them. But I diddent let her know I thot she was ignorant for I know blame well it is some kind of a book which we must study like Rithmetlck only worse. Mebbe. Thursday—got stung on Getting Rich. The Co. rote 2 me * sed To get Rich work like the devil ft dont spend a cent. The Bad Penny Returned The Gunnison Empire. Alvin Stratton, a fourteen-year-old boy. who a short time ago entered Mrs. Crooks’ home and proceeded to help himself to what money he could find, amounting to about $70.00, was picked up again Sunday night at Mr. DeYarman’s ranch, on word received from the sheriff of Chaffee county. He had been released on former charge after returning the stolen money and promising that he would go home to his parents in Denver, but in Salida it is claimed he stole $233.00 worth of war saving stamps and came back to Gunnison. Our sheriff’s office received a telephone of the robbery and description, and im mediately putting two and two to gether. discovered the boy, who con fessed, but it is thought there are others in the game. He will be taken back to Salida to stand trial. - Crested Bitti L»<f M. A. F. & A. M. iQMts MX\ every Friday at 8:00 A P Visiting mem* tiers cordially invited when in town. ' V/ \ R. H. MACE, W. M. G. V. BENSON. Sec. @lMwy Range Me. 41 Meets every Wednes day evening at 8:00 o’clock Visiting mem bers from other places are cordially welcomed. Mike Welch, Jr., C. C. Fred K. of NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION 08350 Department of the Interior, U. S. Land Office at Montrose Colorado, July 28, 1919. Notice is hereby given that George Kaupachin, of Crested Butte. Colora do, who on July 20, 1914. made Home stead Application No. 08350, for NE H SWV4, eh nw n. nwhnwh, Section 26, Township 13s. Range 86w, 6th Principal Meridian, has filed no tice of intention to make final three year proof, to establish claim to the land above described, before Ernest M. Nourse. U. S. Commissioner, at Gunnison. Colorado, on the 6th day of September. 1919. Claimant names as witnesses: Joe Krismanich, Nicholas Krisman ich. Philip Yocklich and Francisco Bifano, all of Crested Butte, Colo. Non coal. Q & SKINNER, Register. First Pub. Jul*, U, 1919. Last Pub. Aug. H 1919.