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THE ELK MOUNTAIN PILOT
VOLUME 44. Local and Personal Paul Pan lon returned home from Ouray ihursday. Jack McCann was an arrival on last Wednesday’s train. P. G. Elder was an arrival from Walsenburg Last Wednesday. Mrs. James Barrett was a visitor from Smith Anthracite in town Sat urday. Mrs. H. Wise walked in from the ranch Saturday morning, returning on the train. Curtis Morrow departed Friday for a visit with his mother at Hotchkiss, Colorado. Ray V. Diehl of Grand Junction, was registered at the Elk Mountain House Wednesday. Friday A1 Arnold came down from Irwin and Saturday he took the noon train for Gunnison. S. J. Kidder of the Mogollon Min ing Co., came in one day last week from Silver City, New Mexico. Fred Andreatta, ' cousin of George Andreatta, came in Thursday from Denver and expects to locate here. Miss Katherine Mihilich left last Thursday for a visit with her sister, Mrs. George Shero, of Roseville Calif. Louis Lucero, Sr., was a Jack's Cab in visitor in town Wednesday and Thursday. He came up for supplies. Sheriff Hanlon came in from Gun nison Friday to serve papers on the jurors for the coming term of court. Mrs. Dobbs and son Earl left Crest ed Butte Monday. Mrs. Dobbs goes to Grand Junction and Earl to Gun nison. Mrs. Daisy Young and little Betty came in on Tuesday’s train and were gujsts at the Faye Roberts home un til Wednesday. Joe Crestel, who is to be the new assistant at the C. F. & I office, tak ing the place of Miss Ruby Nutting, arrived Saturday. Mias Anne Vavra, who has been here keeping house for her sister, Miss Bernadine, for some time de parted for her home in Canon City, Thursday. Mike McKelly and daughter, Misa Florence, came in from Denver and Tailuride last week, for a visit with friends here. They returned to their home in Telluride, Sunday. Corporal E. A. Moore of the Army Recruiting Station at Grand Junction, was in our city from Thursday until Friday of last week; however we un derstand no one enlisted from here. John SkofF, who has been assistant cashier in the Colorado Supply store here for the past two years, departed Thursday for Tobasco, near Trinidad, where he will be cashier in the store there. _ Father Hitbift christened three In fants at the Catholic church here last Sunday aft-moon. They were the children of Mr. and Mike Kikel, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Guerrie. and Mr. and Mrs. Jake Kochevar, Jr. In a letter just received from Mrs. Herman Hutterman, nee Gladys Kil patrick. she states that they are com fortably located in a neat little cot tage in Bisbee, Artaona, and that the weather there reminds one of July. In Crested Butte. Mrs. E. G. Gladstone and Miss Lil lian Doig went down to Gunnison Friday for a visit with the Doig fam ily. Little John Taylor Gladstone ac companied them, returning on Sunday with Miss Doig. Mrs. Gladstone will remain a week or so. Bill Whalen is the happiest man in town. Reason? He is a granddad- Old Doc Stork, assisted by Dr. O. A. Oram, delivered a fine 7Vi pound baby boy at the home of 4r. and Mrs. Roger Nelson, on Monday, April 12. Mother and child nre getting along nicely, and they think there is hope that grandpa will recover. School started at Eocher’s ranch on Monday, April 12, with Miss Ethel Hogan as teacher. On account of there being only the three Eccher children to attend, Mrs. Eccher has fitted up a room in the house as a school room and the teacher will board there, thus saving the teacher and children the two mile walk to the school house at Glacier. A Weekly Newspaper of Interest to the Elk Mountain Region Fourteen of the young folks sur-j prised Miss Josephine Adams at the! home of her sister, Mrs. H. 11. McCor- | mack, last Friday evening. The eve ning was spent in dancing, after j which, each young lady having brought a box containing lunch for twe, numbers were drawn from a hat, the boy holding the number to corre spond with th? one on the box, eating lunch with the young lady who fixed it. They all report an enjoyable time. The Mogollon Mining Co., of Irwin, were obliged to discontinue work at the Queen until coal can be taken up there. Several of the men came down last week. From the amount of snow we have at present, it will be some time before coal can be gotten In. Mr. and Mrs. Clem Helsfrick are moving on the C. F. & I. hill this week, and Mr. and Mrs. John Heuche mer who have been batching in the Henry Benton house, will then occupy their old home. Clarence Perry went to Gunnison Monday to prove up on his land over near Gothic. Carl Bergman and John Malensek went along as witnesses. Mrs. I. L. Sigman and son Raymond went to Pueblo last Wednesday and Mr. Sigman went down on Sdhday. Miss Mary Rozman left Saturday for Denver where, she* expects to spend the summer. , Mrs. Joe Faussone and Edmund went to Gunnison on business Man day last. W. H. Whalen returned homo from his business trip to Denver, Saturday. Capt. Mathewson is down from Ir win, having come Tuesday. COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS Crested Butte, Colo., April 6, 1920. A regular meeting of the Town Council was held on the above date. Mayor Amott and Trustees Songer, Hudson, Verzuh, and Boyle answered roll call; absent Gulliford and Yokla vich. The minutes of the last regular meeting were read and approved. The following bills were read; Elk Mt. Pilot pub. min $ 6.00 W. F. Robinson Printing Co., Legal Blanks 7.84 C. B. L. A W. Co., Street and Hall Lights end Quarterly Water 360.30 Frank Bifano, breaking Ceme tery road 20.00 Mayor Amott, Mar. sal 3.00 F. E. Mar. aal 6.50 C. L. Hudson 6.00 Fred Gulliford, Mar. sal 2.50 Martin Verzuh, Mar. sal 6.00 M. J. Boyle, Mar. sal 2.60 L. G. E&pey, Mar. aal 7.60 John Merrett, labor 2.50 Wm. Merrett, labor 2.60 John Woodring, labor 7.00 On motion of Songer, seconded toy Boyle the bills were allowed as read, with the exception of the Frank Bi fano bill and it was referred to the Finance committee. Roll call, ayes all. Receipts: City Hall rent, (F. E. Songer) $5.00 Mayor Amott appointed Trustee Boyle to serve on the Finance com mittee in the absence of Yoklavlch. The Board adjourned, on motion of Songer, seconded by Hudson. L. G. ESPEY, Clerk. NOTIOE Notice is hereby given and a call is hereby made for a meeting of the Re publican Precinct Commiteemen and Committee women of the several pre cincts of Gunnison County, Colorado, to be held at the Court House In Gun nison, Colorado, on Wednesday, the 5th day of May, 1920, at the hour of 11 o’clock a. m. for the purpose of selecting a Chairman of the Repub lican County Central Committee, to fill the vacancy in said office, until a new Chairman shall be duly elected, as provided by law and for the trans action of such other business as may properly come before said meeting. ALICE EASTMAN, Vice Chairman, J. E. WHIPP, Secretary. Not In This World Charlie Leekenby of the Steamboat Pilot, says if he were to marry again all he would ask for In a wife would be a good temper, health, good under standing, agreeable physiogomy, fine figure, good connections, domestic habits, resources of amusement, good spirits, conversational talents, ele gant manners and money. Charlie is not going to gat married again.—Mor gan County HemML, If fa naa* of iRtUf try an adM CRESTED BUTTE. COLORADO. THURSDAY, APRIL 15, 1020. 28 YEARS AGO Copied from the Files of the Elk Mt. Pilot, Thee Printed in Irwin From Oct. 6, 1892, to Dec. 15, 1892. Louis Bart'hel is over from Crystal. Scott Humason is applying for a pension. Kellie Crookson of Marble, was over to see us last week. G. A. Russ and family are now liv ing in the Highlands, Denver. Mrs. A. K. Shaw anil h?r daughter, Dolly, are visiting in Gunnison. Joe Riley has come up from Gunni son tc tend bar far Ed Cunningham. John Ross is carrying th© mail to Irwin. Willie Martin has quit the job. Ed Cunningham has leased the Elk Mountain House and will open it up at once. Andy Mosher has opened a cigar and tobacco store in Dave Knight’s shoo shop. p. J. Hurley and Mel Sams were in t .wn from the Belle of Titusville mine this week James Hinkle has come up from Gunnison with his teams and gone to work for Dave Miner. Mrs. J. E. Phillips and son have gone to Danville, Illinois, to spend tho holidays with her parents. Dr. Rockefeller and Frank Buster returned from their hunt last night, bringing a very large fine cow elk. James Brennan, who located the fir.-t mining claim in Ruby camp, died at Kalso, British Columbia, on Oct. 22. Yesterday Jimmy Mcllweo pur chased from Anton Beitler, the saloon building where John Rislch keeps sa loon. The Splane saw mill caught fire and burned to the ground yesterday morning. The loss will be about $2,000. S. D. Carroll left last Tuesday for Willoughby, Ohio* to join his wife and be a father to his newly arrived baby bay. Cal Chappell ami W. H. Miller are moving Heuchemer & Diel s store building a few feet east and other wise improving it. Last Thursday in Pane ha Springs, Mr. Dick Ball of Jack’s Cabin, and Miss Mary Burnett, of Poncfca, were united in marriage. Ertoine Groesbeck was down from Irwin last week, entertaining his mother, who had come on from Min nesota to visit him. Mary E. Riser was granted a di vorce from Stimson Riser in Judge McDougal’s court last week. Mrs. Pheobe E. Flagg was also granted a divorce from Frank Flagg. Joe Block, S. D. Carroll, and Bar bers Anderson and Waite are the only applicants, so far, for the postoffice. W3 are betting on Karl Schaefer as a dark horse, for the place. Down at Overs teg’s twins have come to bless the household of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Tmobersteg. It Is a Christmas present, probably unex pected, but highly appreciated. M. J. Kelly and Con McGahren are down from the Augusta getting sup plies. They have thirteen tons to go up to the mine, and are experiencing come difficulty in getting a jack train to take It up. Father Rlorden had quite a baby christening at the Catholic church last Sunday. He christened six babies, the children of Mr. and Mrs. N. C. Wheeler, George Fitzsimmons, Patrick Nalon, Dan Hefferon, Joseph Pasic, and Joseph Golobic. He concluded by marrying George Kopusln to a young lady just arrived from Austria. We had a horse race here last Sun day. It was a 400 yards single dash between Wm. Clark’s racer and Chal Baney’s Nancy Hanks, and of course Nancy won in great shape. Many of the old sports were down from Irwin and Chal Baney was a proud boy be cause he won the hundred dollars. After the race he treated all of the boys and donated ten dollars to the Sunday school for desecrating the Sabbath, for all of which he will re ceive the blessing of Captain Isaac. Card of Thanks We wish to thank our many friends and neighbors for tho kindness and assistance show© us during th? ill ness and death of our dear son and brother. Also the beautiful floral offerings. Mrs* A. Short and Frank Short, Mr. and Mrs. Pete Funaro" and family, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Carfcato and family. THE PENDING RAILROAD EX TENSION AT CRESTED BUTTE The Gunnison Empire. For some time now rumors and yet mors rumors have been circulating regarding great changes in tho rail road situation in this county. The Empire has sought earnestly for information on which to base a story vwiioh would reflect tho true situation, but up to this writing the people who know are too secretive to give out anything definite. As matters now appear there Is considerable rivalry between the D. & R. G. and other railroad interests as to which shall drain the tonnage from a rich district, not the least of which is the new anthracite field, known as the Muncey coal, now being opened by the Utah people. Ibis company is prepared to tram out t'neir ccal if no other way is fur nished them. The Colorado Midland, now deed and dormant, could be re vived and with short extension made to serve as an important feeder for the old Midland. The D. & R. G. would much prefer lhat this be not accomplished and and without doubt could defeat the Midland’s plans by making a broad gaugo extension from Somerset to Crested Butte That they are con templating such a move Is pretty cer tain. One great obstacle that stands in their way is the fact that they are in the hands of a receiver at present, resting under the handicap of a $38,- 000,000 judgment, but that might be overcome through a subsidiary com pany organized for the purpose of building tho required line. One thing thnt is- definite is that the D. & R. G. will have a corps of engineers in the field as soon as the sm.w is off sufficiently to permit, to make estimates and determine costs of building the extension. Another strong incentive to such action on their part is the great in crease in production of the Crested Butt#? camp through the coming in of the great Pershing mine, the out put of which is said to be easily two thousand tons a day, or more than Crested Butte ever turned out from Ur. other mines. It goes without saying that heavy Investments are justified to take care of such an enormous tonnage, and the saving on transfer alone from narrow to broad gauge is an object not to be disregarded. Sam© think that such a move would result in the present line from Gunni son to Crested Butte being broad gauged anil this place made a trans fer point for traffic originating at Lake City, Baldwin, Pitkin, and Sar gent and intermediate points with the abandonment of the Marshall Pass and Cerro Summit lines. The first is absolutely non-productive from Sar gent east to Salida and ty latter from Sapinero to Montrose. The pro gram suggested would heavily reduce operating expenses on, the narrow gauge and work no special Inconven ience. The mileage to Denver from this place would be considerably lengthened but the trip would be all broad gauge and probably more sat isfactory in the main. All matters regarding the extension or change are of course nebulous at present but that there are some hens on is certain. Wo await with Interest the results of tho hatch. MICKIE^SAYS f A Mtws IT«M \ TO MSLP PlLL UP- - JOHM WHOOtrf ] | ouk iN-ntnmiN* main stmit MCKCMANT. SPSNT VAST WIIK IN l TM« MITKOPOUS PUKCMASin* A I IPINK STOCK OP OOOOt POft MIS J l KAPIOVN OSOIMINO TttKDC.* V l f A>M,MS WHIZ , ' / JOHN'. THAT I AIN'T NfcMS \ I ( THA43 JS9T A J /ft* M 1 plain ao\ < 'sap (’n whim ovoja] I OlTTMM'VtU.utf C.V.C _/ CAN GUNNISON COUNTY ; Afford a High School Building? Since the proposition of bonding the County in the amount of SIOO,OOO is to be submitted to the people at tho school election on May 3d, it is only fair that all the people should be given the entire history and status of the whole question of the proposed building for high-school purposes. We thought that this matter had been settled; ve voted $50,000 in 1918. Why was it rot put Into a building? Where is Ihr.t money now, anyway? Wasn’t that money enough? If it was enough in 1918, why not now? It is true that in the spring of 1918 the High School Committee submitted to the people the question of incurring a bonded indebtedness of $50,000 for the construction of a separate high school building. The proposition at that time carried by a large majority. The six per cent bonds had previously been sold at one per cent, above par, subject to the approval of the voters. This yielded $50,500 which with ac crued interest now amounts to $53,- 500.05 and more, only a small part of which has been expended in initiating the building. A large portion of this money was invested in short time cer tificates of the United States Govern ment, and drew interest until March 16, 1920, at 4 % per cent. Some of the money is now in the banks draw ing interest until used. The war being at its height in the spring of 1918, all construction for !>eace purpqses was discontinued and not again resumed until the spring of 1919. All estimates for the construc tion of the county high school build ing had been based upon costs as they were before the spring of 1918. The High School Committee very nat urally assumed that after tho coming of peace, prices on building materials and labor would go down instead of up. They were therefore quite is much surprised as all the rest of the world to discover that the facts were just the opposite—prices began to soar in the month of November, 1918, and they nre going up dally by leaps and bounds. Therefore, when the County High School Board advertised for bids in the spring of 1919, although they pub lished for them in Denver, Pueblo, and Colorado Springs, they received only one bid, and that on the general work of the main building (not in cluding plumbing, heat and lighting). This bid was in the astonishing sum of $107,000, for the completion of the general work on the building that could have been done for $50,000 be fore the war. Because the Committee had only a little over $50,000, it decided to let the contract for simply the basement of the proposed building and the walls of the ground floor with a tem porary roof that might be removed later if ever the people wished to complete the building. (The letting of this contract released the contract ors from their bid on the work for the entire building). This much of a structure was to cost $50,027, and only the basement was to be ready for use. Obviously such a building would only to a very limited extent relieve the crowded condition of the schools and It would not give the high school students the facilities and advantages that young people in these days are demanding; nor would it afford the preparation that the times are demanding of the young people. The Committee began, therefore, during the winter just past, to try to find out how much it would coat to complete the proposed high school building and make it usable through out. (Remember that tho earlier bid had been for general work only). '1 hey discovered right away that now no contractor can be found who will take a iob an any but a cost plus 10% basis. is such uncertainty about the cost of the material and labor that contractors everywhere have quit taking contracts on the old basis. Although Lt Is Impossible to keep up with the shifting prices, the ar chitects employed by the Committee estimate that on the cost-plus basis, the building might be completed for something within one hundred thou sand dollars addition to the first $50,- 000. This additional bond issue would give a total of over $150,000, which would very probably enable the County to build and equip a high school plant that would meet all de mands for many years to come. Of course, the High School Committee is not bound bv any agreement with the builders to let the job on the cost plus-ten-per-cent basis; but it can do so If the people approve. Should the people permit it? Well, in the first place, it does not now look as though building would ever again be as cheap as before the war. The longer we wait, the higher things go. Other localities are go«ng right on with their preparation for educating their "Young people. Are the Gunni son County boys and girls of this generation and the next twenty-five years worth as much to the State and nation and to themselves as the boys and girls of other localities? Delta Is putting up a new high school building, larger and more costly than our proposed building—and it is not a whole-county affair either. Olathe is making an addition on the some costly basis. Center has just dedicated a buHdi-ng costing $125,000 Alamosa, with a valuation of onlv $1,000,000. is building this vear. Grand Junction finished one addition last year and is beginning another now on the same uncertain and expensive basis as our people would have to build. 'Should we be showing the proper community spirit and the right patriotism to hack down now? As a matter of fact, there are car- Concluded on last page NUMBER 18. CALL FOR DEMOCRATIC COUNTY ASSEMBLY Gunnison, Colo., April 8, 1920. Notice is hereby given that an As sembly of Delegates representing the Democratic Party of Gunnison County, Colorado, is called for and will be held in the County Court House at Gunnison Colorado, at 10;00 o’clock a. m. on Saturday the 15th day of May, 1920, for the purpose of select ing Twelve Delegates to attend the Democratic State Assembly to beheld in Denver, Colorado, May 17, 1920, for the purpose of electing a county Chairman and for the transaction of such other business as may properly come before said assembly. The basis for precinct representa tion in the County assembly shall be one delegate for each 25 votes or frac tion thereof, cast for Hon. Thomas J. Tynan for Governor at the General Election held November 5, 1918. The total number of delegates shall be 53, apportioned among the several pre cincts of the County as follows: 1 Gunnison 6 13 Whiteplne 1 • 2 Doyleville 1 15 Sapinero 2 3 Kezar (Iola) 1 16 Cimarron 1 4 Cr. Butte 5 17 Powderhom 1! 5 W. Gunnison 6 18 Howeville I 6 S. Gunnison 5 20 Parlin 1 7 Pitkin 3 21 Vulcan 1 8 Anthracite 1 23 Cr. Butte 3 9 TLn Cup 1 24 Marble 2 10 Irwin 1 25 Spencer 1 11 Ohio City 1 27 Somerset 4 12 Castleton 2 28 Moscow 1 29 Allen 1 The Precinct Committeemen of the various precincts of the county will please take notice hereof and take such action in the premises as may bo necessary. M. J. SCHMITZ, Secretary. REPUBLICAN ASSEMBLY OFFICIAL CALL FOR ASSEMBLY OF DELEGATES REPRESENTING THE REPUBLICAN PARTY OF GUNNISON COUNTY, COLORADO. Gunnison, Colo., April Bth, 1920. IN ACCORDANCE with the rules of the Republican party, notice is hereby given that an Assembly of Delegates, representing the Republi can Party of Gunnison County, Colo rado, Is hereby called for and will be held on Wednesday, the 6th day of May, 1920 at the hour of ten o’clock a m. at the Court House in Gunnison, Colorado, for the purpose of select ing seven delegates to the State As sembly, to be held at Pueblo, Colora do, Thursday, May 6th, 1920. Alao for the purpose of selecting the number of delegates to the Fourth Congressional District Aaaembly, also to be held at Pueblo, Colorado, on the above date. Also for the purpose of selecting delegates to the Eleventh Senatorial District Assembly and to the Judicial Assembly of the Seventh Judicial District, hereafter to be called. Also for the purpose of nomi nating a primary ticket to be sub mitted to the Republican voters of Gunnison County, Colorado, for the following officers: —One Clerk and Re corder, one Assessor, one Treasurer, one Sheriff, one Superintendent of Schools, one Coroner, one Surveyor, one Commissioner from the First Commissioners District, one Com missioner from the Third Commis sioners District, one Judge, County Court, one Representative to the Twenty-third General Assembly of the State of Colorado. Precinct Com mitteemen and Precinct Committee women for each precinct of the coun ty, and for the transaction of such other business as may properly come before said Assembly. The total number of delegates to the County Assembly shall be 47, ap portioned among the several pre cincts, as follows: 1 Gunnison 8 13 Whltoplne 1 2 Doyleville 1 15 Sapinero l 3 Kezar (Iola) 1 16 Cimarron 1 4Cr Butte 3 17 Powderhom 1 SW. Gunnison 5 18 Howeville 1 6 S. Gunnison 4 20 Parlin 1 7 Pitkin 3 21 Vulcan 1 8 Anthracite 1 23 Cr. Butte 3 9 Tin Cup 1 24 Marble 1 10 Irwin 1 25 Spencer 1 11 Ohio City 3 27 Somerset 1 12 Castleton 1 28 Moscow 1 29 Allen 1 Precinct Assemblies will be held In each precinct of the County unless due notice is given for a different date, on Saturday, the 1 s day of May, 1920. The Precinct committeemen of tho several precinct*. of the County will give notice of Precinct Assem blies and take such other action as is neecssary. ALICE EASTMAN, Vice Chairman, J. E. WHIPP, Secretary. Burnett Coming to Gunnison E. F. Burnett, Optometrist, the man with the No-Chart method of examin ing eyes for glaaees, will visit Gunni son (Mr*. Meyer’s Rooms) Wednesday, and Thursday, April 21-22.