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THE ELK MOUNTAIN PILOT
VOLUME 43. Local and Personal Four Italians left Created Butte Monday bound for Italy. Sheriff Hanlon came up from Gun nison on business Thursday. A business visitor from Smith Hill Friday, was Mrs. Thomas Y. Miller. The Aid had a fowl sale at the Drug Store last Friday afternoon. Martin Mufich moved his family down from Smith Hill for the winter last week. Christmas gifts in the form of sta tionery for sale at this office after November 1. Mrs. A. F. Decker moved into her newly built cottage on Maroon Ave nue Saturday. Matthew Stobs brought in a large load of hay from. 1 his East River ranch Saturday. A long train load of cattle and sheep were shipped out of Crested Butte last Sunday. Mrs. C. L. Hudson came up from Gunnison on Friday’s f ( rain. remain ing until Saturday. Mr. and Mrs. John Mink and Will Spann were Jack’s Cabin folks in town Wednesday afternoon. O. F. Thomas came over from Goth ic with his sleigh Tuesday, taking a load of coal on his return. Mr. and Mrs. Larry Stone and 'I. O’Leary were Gunnisonltes who vis ited Crested Butte Wednesday. Miss Verna Waterman came up from Gunnison in her Foml Friday, and visited the schools here and at Smith Hill. Found—A large bunch of keys on the road near Crested Butte. Owner may have same by proving ownership and paying for this notice. Miss Paul my ra departed for her home in Denver last Friday, after having spent several months here vis iting relatives and friends. William Kilpatrick, superinten dent of the Ruby Consolidated Mines Co., of Irwin, took up a large load of supplies to the mines. Monday. Boys attention! Buy your sweet heart a nice box of stationery with her name printed thereon as an Xmas gift. We have samples of all kinds.—Pilot. We will have for yoUr inspection, from November 1 to 10. samples of all the latest stationery. We print name and address in old English type, in gold, at small additional cost. A suitable Chrlsmas gift for fath er. mother, sister, brother, sweet heart. or in fact anyone is the fine stationery for sale at this office. Or der early to give time for printing. Mr. and Mrs. Carl Bergman are re joicing over the arrival of a fine baby girl on Sunday morning, October 26. Mrs. Bergman Is here In town at the home of her mother. Mrs. A. F. Decker. LOST—Between Crested Butte and Smith Hill, a hand bag containing watch, pair of glass** In a case, mon ey and papers. $3.00 reward will be paid for return of same in good con dition to this office. Lewis Mosher and Mrs. Elmer Bot tenfield Forded In from the ranch Thursday and spent the afternoon looking for men to help bale hay. They *we re unsuccessful, however, and returned home alone. Mr. and Mrs. John Moberly went over to Salida In their Fo>d last Fri day. They took the car that far so in case they go lower for the winter will be able to get It out. They re turned home on Monday’s train. In a letter just received from Mrs. Hattie Schneider, she says she had Uiet Mr. and Mrs. Tom Young and baby on the street in Pueblo. They are now living in Walsenburg. Mrs. Young will be remembered in Crested Butte as Miss Daisy Samsel and Mr. Young was C. F. & I. clerk here a few years ago. The members of the City Council arc giving a'grand bait at the City Hall and a banquet and entertainment at the Elk Mountain Hotel for the soldiers and sailors on Armistice day. Tuesday, November 11, 1919. All sol diers and sailors, with their company will, be admitted free to both the ball and the banquet. A Weekly Newspaper of Interest to the Elk Mountain Region Mr. and Mrs. William Baker came in last Friday from Crawford, Colo rado, and have gone to housekeeping in part of the house occupied by Mr. and Mrs. Gus Swanson. Mr. Baker will be employed at the mines this winter. Most all the men were down from Smith Hill Saturday, Sunday and Monday, that place having been dosed for repairs. Arizona Wedding Ray Higgins, son of Mr. and Mrs. P. L. Higgths, of 332 East Fourth street, and Miss Ruth Blakemore were married Thursday morning by Judge O. L. Pease and left during the day for Summerhaven, where the groom is a member of the engineering party surveying the Oracle-Mount Lemmon road. Miss Blakemore is the daugh ter of Mrs. George N. Hubbard of North Stone avenue, and has been a resident of the city for some years. Mr. Hoggins, who returned in the summer from overseas service with the American army, served through out the war with the Eleventh engi neers in France. No previous intimation that th<‘y contemplated matrimony had been given by the young people who, fol lowing the ceremony, were showered with congratulations until their de parture from Mount Lemmon.—Tu scon. Arizona Daily Star, Oct. 17, T 9. Miss Ruth Blakemore is the daugh ter of James Blakemore of this city and a host,of friends in Crested Butte where site has resided until the last few years.' All join in wishing the happy couple a long and happy wed ded life. Unprofitable as Well as Wrong It is unprofitable as well as wrong to borrow your neighbor’s newspaper, as the following from the Sebree (Ky.) Banner very clearly proves: A man who was too stingy to sub scribe for his home paper sent his little boy to borrow the copy taken by a neighbor. In his haste the bo>* ran over a $4 stand of bees and In ten minutes looked like a warty sum mer squash. His father ran to his assistance, and failing to notice the barb wire fence ran into that, cut ting a hole in his anatomy and ruin ing a $6 pair of trousers. The old cow took advantage of the in the fence and got Into the corn field and killed herself eating green corn. Hearing a racket, the wife ran out, upset a four-gallon chum, full of cream into a basket of little chick ens, drowning the entire hatch. In her haste she dropped a $35 set of false teeth. The baby, having been left a]pne. ruined a brand-new $25 carpet. During the excitement the oldest daughter ran away with the hired man, the dog broke up 11 set ting hens and the calves got out and chewed the tails of four fine shirts on the clothes line. America's Unique Publication The Youth’s Companion prints week after week the best of everything that is worth while and for every age. No other source wlll‘g?ive your family what The Companion fur nishes, or so much for the price—less than 5 cents a week. The Companion creates an atmos phere of loyalty to the family and to the country, of unselfishness and high purpose. It makes actual, normal life fascinating, and never panders to the trashy or worthless or worse. No family should miss the pleasure of reading the delightful serial stories by Elsie Singmaater, Capt. Theodore G. Roberts, and others, to be pub lished during the next year. If you subscribe at once you will receive alt the extras mentioned Jn .the follow ing offer: New subscribers for 1920 will re ceive: 1. The Youth’s Companion—62 is sues in 1920. 2. All remaining weekly 1919 issues. 3. The Companion Home Calendar for 1920. AH the above for $2.50. 4. McCall’s Magazine for 1920, SI.OO —the monthly fashion authority. Both publications for only $2.95. THE YOUTWS COMPANION Commonwealth Ave. & St. Paul St.. Boston, Mass. New Subscriptions Received at this Office. Gunnison Co. Chapter A. R. C. is extremely fortunate in that the S7OO quota assessed to the county for for eign relief does not have to be raised in connection with the Third Roll Call. This quota will be paid out of the Red Cross fund now in the Chap ter treasury. Fish Tags at this office. CRESTED BUTTE, COLORADO, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 30. 1919. 32 YEARS AGO Copied from the Files of the Elk ML Pilot, Then Printed la Irwin From Oct. 6, *IBB7, to Dec. 1, 1887. The Swan brothers have gone to Denver for the winter. Miss Mabel Miner has been very sick’with mountain fever. Patterson and Judd are on Brush creek working assessments. Mr. George Sorrel has moved his family to Aspen for the winter. There were 431 cars of coal and coke shipped from here last week. Carl Frohman has returned from a trip to Detroit and has gone to Crys tal. Reinhart Holloway has gone over to Redwell Basin to work the St. Elmo. J. H. Rockefeller, William Holden and Wm. Kaufman were in town from Irwin yesterday. Jake Goodman asid W. F. Bobb were in town from the Bay State mine last Tuesday. Harry McCullough and Miss Maggie Jones were united in marriage at the Catholic church .last Sunday morning. Eph Bennett, Will Richards and Dan McDonald started Sunday with their large herd of horses for Paonia. F. E. Craig. C. Lampkin and Alex Fraser have taken a lease and bond on the Little Crown belonging to Nelse Bergh. Dan Miner has received his com mission. notofying him of his election to the County Commissioner’s office. Dan is as proud as a boy with new skates. Mrs. Mary Crane Hornsteln died suddenly in this city on the 17th Inst, aged 49 years. 9 months and 10 days. She was. alone at her home last Mon day when she was stricken with heart disease and died instantly. She was Interred in the cemetery yesterday. Thanksgiving morning a party con sisting of V. E. Metzler and wife, W. V. Van Ostem and wife, .and ye edi tor and wife, set sail for Irwin, by invitation of Mr. and Mrs. P. F. Ro pell. Our visit was a pleasant one, long to be remembered by the guests. Karl Schafer has sold his restau rant and will go to Germany this win ter. having made money enough to spend his old age in the old country. (The writer happens to know that Mr. Schafer did not spend his old age In Germany as predicted, but lived in C. B. until his death, some ten or twelve years ago.) Joseph Richard Bignall. who on last Sabbath evening while on his way from church to his daughter’s house. Mrs. Miller, was seized with an efFectlon which In a few minutes terminated his earthly existence. Mrs. W. H. Miller lives In Crested Butte. The funeral, which was a very large one, took place from the Cong rotational church. Rev. Robert Killup officiating. A vary pretty wedding was solemn ized In Albunrh. Vermont, on Wednes day at the residence of Mr. Henry Mott, his niece, Miss Mary Sowles, being united to Mr. V. E. Metzler of Crested Butte. The nuptial knot was tied in the parlors of the residence hy Rev. David Marvin, who in 1864 mar ried the bride’s parents. (Mr. and Mrs. V. EL Metzler are now of Coachella, Calif., and are readers of the Pllofr ahch week.) SOME OF THE SUCCESSFUL GUNNISON PIONEERS Loe Angeles. Calif.. Oct. 15, 1919. Mr. Editor I am going to write of men whom I knew In Gunnison County In the boom days of the 80s, who have since gone out and made a success in a business and financial way. I am not going to write about the unsuccessful ones or those who have made a failure in life. No one wants to hear about that class. “Nothing succeeds like suc cess,” and a man may make a fortune and lose it. then he is no good. It is not always the men with the best ability that make the most money. Oftentimes the best business man is working for the man with less busi ness ability and more money. There is one little thing that enters into the success or failure of the most of us in life. That is opportu nity. If we fail to grab the life line of opportunity when it passes, we may be doomed to the turbulent oblivion of servitude to our fellow man. and pass out of the world un known. whereas if otherwise, and we succeed in securing a fortune through some opportune wave that may pass our way, our passing is heralded with epitomes of our greatness and we are landed beneath the sod in a rosewood box smeared over with brass handles. This prelude has no reflection on any of those persons I am about to speak of. I simply got started on a line of thought and guess I will saw off. I have a recollection of some who have made a mark In this world of success. Do not know all There may be some I will overlook. Mr. Arthur W. Sewall of Philadel phia, Pa., President of the American Asphalt Co., was once a citizen of Gunnison. He started his business career in Gunnison, coming from his native city, Portland, Maine, in 1880, with two young friends. Hartley Ea ton and Joseph Small. They brought a stock of stationery and soon the firm of Eaton, Small & Sewall, was established in the front part of the Gunnison postoffice, then run by Lon Hartman, about where Dr. Walker has his drug store at the present time. That was the pioneer depart ment store of Gunnison, for you could buy anything there that you could not find anywhere else. Ido not recollect that Mr. Sewall had much to do with conducting the business, and was the tail end of the firm more as a dis guise in order to allow him to em bark into the mining business, for which he had been educated. As a mining engineer his duties took him into other mining regions. Having disposed of his share in the business he, for a time, was located in Ironton, Ouray county. During the turbulent times of the brief career of that camp, where Josiah Winchester was postmaster, and Joe Sampliner, now of Grand Junction, was merchant, Mr. Sewall’s ability as a statesman was recognized by the citizens who made him Mayor of the town. While the pay was small the experience was big in that job. and Mr. Sewall to this day likes to recount the wrecklessness with which he administered justice to the wild and woolly element who had chosen to reside In his bailiwick. From being Mayor of Ironton thir ty years ago to the presidency of one of the larv°Bt industries of its kind in the United States, is a long step, but there he is today, well earned and deserved The American Asphalt Co., as I understand it. is the Suc cessor of the Barber Asphalt Co., that supplies the stuff for street and road paving throughout the country. They also own oil wells on the Island of Trinidad and the gypsum beds In Uintah county, Utah. It is really one of the big business industries of the country, requiring millions of dol lars to conduct it, and Mr. Sewall, at a salary commensurate with the im portance of his position, possibly $50,000 a year, is at the head of it. Hartley Eaton moved to Glen wood Springs, where he conducted a sta tionery store for a number of years and recently died, honored and re spected as a good citizen. Joe Small married the daughter of Hon. I. W. Chat field and is engaged in the banking business in Arizona. Joe is popular wherever he may be. and success will perch on his banner as a.banker. Early in the 80s, Mrs. O’Donnell arrived in Crested Butte from Brad ford. Pennsylvania, bringing with her a daughter and two sons. The boys were Thomas and James, who were not privileged to get much schooling they had to work to make a liv ing. Bruce Bros, kept a bakery and grocejx store In Crested Butte, and Tommy O’Donnell there found em ployment when only about fifteen years of age. Remaining there two or three years, and Approaching man hood he felt that he would like to get into business for hlmaptf. In look ing around he thoughts he dairy busi ness' was the short cut-4 to fame and fortune. He selected a partner among hi? boy friends, Eugepe McCormac. and applied to the banker. Mr. S. S. Metzler, to loan him the money to put with his savings. The loan was made, the cows bought, and the dairy business started. The boys worked like trojans. The deeper the snow the harder they had to work. We ail took milk from the enterprising firm, and there was prompt delivery every morning. In the springtime the books were balanced and it was discovered that they would have to declare an Irish dividend The way to stop a leak Is to plug the hole, so Tommy O’Donnell was not long In doling that. He sold out the business, paid up his debts and had money enough to buy a ticket to California, and no more. He Soon saw that the oil Industry was to his taste and he started In at the bottom to learn the business. Thai was about 1890 and today, he (s not only one of our millionalras. hut Is looked upon as a man with keen fore sight and wide knowledge of the oil business and sits in council with men who are at the head of that great in dustry'. When President Wilson in 1916 was calling upon the Captains of industry to help him in the conduct of the war, he selected Mark Requa to be chief oft he fuel department, Mr. Requa consented to act provided Mr. Thos. A. O’Donnell would take charge of the oil fuel distribution, and at the sacrifice of his own busi- j ness and patriotic duty he did consent to do so, leaving at once for Wash ington where he served with credit to himself and a benefit to the nation. After the war the big oil operators of the country formed an association to regulate and stabalize the price of oil. When it came to selecting the officers for this association. Mr. O'Donnell was called upon and hon ored by being made the first presi dent. Thus it is from an humble be ginning as a boy in Crested Butte to the head of the great oil industry of the United States. Mr. O’Donnell oc cupies a beautiful home in Los An geles with his wife and two daugh ters. and the latchstring always hangs out to old time friends. Jim O'Donnell, the younger brother, is also a man of wealth In Los An- ; gelcs, accumulated out of successful J oil operations. The daughter, who married Andrew Litster in Crested Butte, also lives hero engaged In the oil business, and Mrs. O’Donnell, whoj had to struggle for existence 35 years ago in Crested Butte, is enjoying a j life of ease and comfort here with her children. Yours truly. J. E. PHILLIPS. J. J. CONERTY GROFF BUILDING BOOT and SHOE MAKER » Gunnison .*. Colorado I Make Cewkey Beets and New tkees a Specialty ALL KINDS OF REPAIR WORK ; MIKE NICCOLI lavlt*. ,n U Im,wl Ui New 6m4i la tha 8.1141., fanaarly Mcaplad by the SaMaa Rala NEW SOODS ARRIVINB DAILY A SHARE OF YOUR FATRONABE SOLICITED ’iKIOOOOOOOODOOQIHOOOOOODfIPDOOOtOtOOOOOOODOtOimOIHIIl 1 j SCHOOL SUPPLIES j ! < OUR SCHOOL DEPARTMENT IS THE MOST COMPLETE IN TOWN \ PRICES TO SUIT THE CHILDREN ANGUS TAYLOR | c lhe Colorado Supply Co. r I —D.al*r, la— f FURNITURE. RANGES, CLOTHING. NOTIONS AND QROCERIES W. S. S. ON SALE AT ALL TIMES ttttWC 6 i,C 0 MIKE R. FISHER ! gHHHgasaasnßHi’ssHtess; QROCERIES, SHOES, NOTIONS. MEATS. CANDY. TOSACCO. ETC. THE REST QOODS AT THE LOWEST PRICES OUR SPECIALTY—Th, Maaafactar. *• Nla Watar, All Flavin -J- -i- -i- NUMBER 46 $lOO Rewsrd, $lOO The readers of this paper win be pleased to learn that there Is at least one dreaded disease that science has been able to cure in all Its stages and that is catarrh. Catarrh betas greatly influenced by constitutional conditions requires constitutional treatment. Hall’s Catarrh Medicine is taken internally and acts thru the Blood on the Mucous Sur faces of the System thereby destroying ths foundation of the disease, giving the patient strength by building up the con stitution and assisting nature In doing Its work. The proprietors have so much faith ia the curative power of Hall’s Catarrh Medicine that they offer One I Hundred Dollars for any case that It fails i to euro. Send for list of tsstlmotiisla 1 Address r. J. CHENBT A CO.. Toledo. I Ohio. Sold by all Druggists, lie. m Crested Butte Ledge A. A. F. & A. M. meets #A\ every Friday at 8:00 a P h l * Visiting mem nmllFV bers cordially invited iVw/\ when in town. I \ R. H. MACE, W. M. G. V. BENSON. Sec. NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION Department of the Interior, U. S. j Land Office at Montrose, Colorado. September 22nd, 1919. 1 NOTICE Is hereby given that James R. Spann, of Almont, Colorado, who. 'on June 28th, 1915, made Desert Land I Application, No. 09113, for WHSE%, Sec. 24; Section 25. Town ship 15 South, Range 85 West, 6th P. Meridian, has filed notice of Inten tion to make final Desert Land Proof, to establish claim to the land above described, before Ernest M. Nourse, jU. S. Commissioner, at Gunnison, ! Colorado, on the Bth day of Novem ber. 1919. Claimant names as witnesses: Joseph Hayes, of Almont. Colo., John J. Shackleford, of Almont, Colo., (Walter Mergelman. of Almont, Colo., Otto McDonald, of Almont, Colo. I Source of water supply: East Riv er No. 1 Ditch. Non Coal. O. C. SKINNER, Register. First pub. Oct. 2, 1919. Last pub. Nov. 6, 1919.