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WWW THE TRUTH < IS GOOD ENOUGH. fj VOL. 2. PICTURE MARES TROUBLE Mining Company, Print ing Company and a PHoto grapher. A legal battle is promised soon in which one of Idaho Springs’ well known business men is to be made defendant. The plaintiff in the case will be the Out West Publishing company and the Omar Gold Mining and Tunnel company. A few months ago, the plaintiffs will allege, they employed Photographer McLean to go to the Mc- Clelland tunnel for the purpose of taking a picture. He was employed by R. C. Vidler, general mana ger of the company, and was paid for his services. The picture proved to be an exceptionally fine one, and the photographer lost no time in having the negative copyrighted. This is objected to by the company, as the privilege of all views has been granted to the Out West Publishing company of Colorado Springs. The suit will be backed by the publishing com pany, as they claim that a person has no right to copyright a negative when he has been paid for his work. The tunnel is the property of George E. Mc- Clelland of Denver, and that gentleman gave Mr. Vidler the privilege of having a photograph taken, to be used in a prospectus, so it is claimed. When Mr. Vidler learned that a copyright had been is sued he communicated with the owner, and in re turn received a telegram stating that he had not given the privilege to Mr. McLean. The suit will probably be filed in the United States district court at Denver. A restraining order will be asked for preventing McLean from selling or disposing of any more of the pictures, and the court will be asked to award damages in a sufficient amount. The picture of the McClelland tunnel shows up in detail better than in any ever taken in this dis trict and nearly all companies who issue a prospec tus are anxious to have a half tone engaving insert ed in their pamphlet. In taking the view it was necessary to light the tunnel with electric lights. The tracks are shown for a distance of perhaps two hundred feet, as is also the timbering. The outcome of the suit, if filed, will be watch ed with interest by the citizens of this district. Not Much Room For Complaint. The voters who have received campaign litera ture favoring the Bucklin bill under the frank of Senator Teller have little reason to complain of un fairness on the part of the administration. Last winter the state legislature appropriated a thousand or two for the purpose of sending out Democratic literature from the Old Soldiers’ Bryan club of Den ver. Now the United States government is permit ting Senator Teller to fill the mails with more fu sion literature at the expense of the government. Every voter in the city, and probably in the county, received one of these this week. The idea suggests the intention of the Democrats in the coming cam paign. They will make their fight on the Bucklin amendment and the Republicans have nothing seri ous to fear if they will place themselves solidly in favor of it. We see no reason why the distinguish ed representatives in congress should not arrange it so that some mining company could have its pros pectus and other literature sent out under the franks of the senators and representatives. Afraid of Poison Germs. Tuesday morning Sheriff Sandberg took L. Lyon, an old-time miner of Silver Plume, to the asylum at Pueblo. Lyon is a single man, but has an hallucination that*someone is going to poison him. In order to prevent it he has prepared a sort of powder that he keeps himself sprinkled with and which he says is a safeguard against the poison that designing enemies might furnish him. As long as he was in a position to supply himself with the powder he was sane, but as soon as the supply was exhausted and his cash with it he at once began to fight the alleged enemies, as he termed them. The fellow was well thought of in his home and the peo ple generally sympathize with him. The details of the Gabrin case in Denver seemed to imbalance him worse than he ever was before. The World’s Burro Farm. George McAuliffe, known the world over as proprietor of the only burro farm in the United States, arrived in the city Thursday morning from his beautiful home, just this side of Georgetown. Mac says he had the narrowest escape from missing the train that he ever experienced. The Shetland pony which he generally rides to meet a train, was indisposed and it became neccessary for him to mount a small-sized donkey. The brute started all right, but when half the distance was covered, the ore packer refused to move, and the only recourse was to travel the balance of the two miles on foot. Mac says that the animal in the future can do his own rustling for food. Idaho Springs Siftings. IDAHO SPRINGS, COLO., SATURDAY, MAY 17. 1902. Cyanide a Guaranteed Success. “I do not think anything about it. I know that the cyanide treatment we are establishing is an absolute and unqualified success. For the past month or two we have been experimenting with the process and we have saved 88 per cent on iron concentrates. There is no question concerning the' success of the cyan ide treatment and no question that the majority of the ores here are amenable to cyanide. Chicago Creek, Soda Creek and a greater portion Of the ores on Sea ton mountain can all be treated by the process, and we will soon have it installed and operating in a practical and successful way in every sense.” This was the language of M. W. Tanner, manager of the Bertha company, vice president of the Idaho Springs Mining and Reduction company, and one of the well known mining men of the district. Have your tests been made on small amounts?” 11 Not very small. The amounts have run from half a ton upward, and we have tested the ore two or three times so as to be sure and not fool ourselves. We have saved 88 per cent of the values on iron concentrates and I want to tell you that the process will be the biggest thing for this district it has had in oper ation for years.” Mr. Tanner’s experience is the same as that of Mr. L. G. Linn, manager of the American Gold Standard company, who has demonstrated by the operations of the mill that cyanide can be applied successfully to the treatment of the ores of the Chicago Creek section. Mr. Tanner, for the present, declines to state just what the process is that he is using, but it is enough to know that it is successful and that the people will soon begin to realize what the use of cyanide will mean in the district. Mr. Linn treated ore that showed assay values of $10.50 per ton at his mill and received a net profit of $4 per ton on the product. This was after the price of stoping, hoisting and transportation by wagon, together with the cost of mill ing, had been deducted. Mr. Tanner is interested in properties where the low grade veins are practic ally quarries. He believes that the process he is soon to put in actual operation will make these low grade propositions the best payers in the district. It is a sin gular fact that the best dividend paying mines in the world are the low grade propositions such as the Homestake, Alaska-Treadwell and others. While the idea may not be accepted as carrying any value at the present time it will some day in the not distant future be demonstrated that the wealth of Idaho Springs will lie in the operation of her low grade propositions by some method of treatment, either the cyanide or some other equally good or better. The character of the Chicago Creek, Soda Creek and many of the Seaton Mountain ores demand some process different from those now in use. In the Chi cago Creek section the character of the ore makes it particularly amenable to cy anide. The gold found in the veins, which are exceptionally rich, is either what is known as ‘‘flour gold” or is of the granulated kind. It lacks the specific gravity to withstand the operations of the wet concentration process, and as a re sult the values pass over the tables, and properties that furnish assays running from SSO to SIOO to the ton show mill returns of less than $lO and S2O to the ton. The cyanide solution saves all these values and this process will make the Chicago Creek section the richest in the district before another year has passed. Mr. Tanner does not state how soon he expects to have his cyanide plant in operation, but it is positive that one will be built and in operation before long. Siftings has advocated the idea of the cyanide treatment for the past year, and it is gratifying to know that the representative mining and mill men of the district are beginning to realize that the interests of the mining men of the district, and of the county generally, demand that some successful process be applied to the treatment of the wonderful deposits of low grade ore known to exist in the dis trict. Everything Is Harmonious. The property of the John Owen Mining and Milling company will be sold at an early date. This was decided upon at a meeting of the stock holders held on Thursday. The hatchet was buried, to all appearances, and the annual meeting of the stockholders of the com pany passed off harmoniously in the office of George Riley, general manager of the company. The company has a capitalization of $1,500,000, divided into the same number of shares, and out of the total there was a representation of 947,751 at the meeeting. Stockholders were present from va rious points. While it was expected that a legal fight would be the result of this meeting, such will not be the case. A resolution was passed and the following committee was appointed to further the sale of the property, which has been reported as being in pro gress for some time : Lombard Williams, Charles Brewer and H. G. Meadows. This committee will also attempt to make a deal for the consolidation of other properties. The company owns 2,000 feet of tliS big vein in the Newhouse tunnel, but little work has been done during the past year, other than drifting. Good bodies of ore have been opened, and the indica tions are very good. The following directors were elected : Lombard Williams, Boston; Gibson T. Wil liams, Buffalo; Charles Brewer, Boston; C. S. Baxter, Boston ; H. G. Meadows, Boston ; John Owen and R. C. Bonney, Idaho Springs. Harper M. Orahood of Denver was elected attorney. The president of the company will be Lombard Williams and the secretary will be Charles Brewer. George Riley will continue in the capacity of man ager. The meeting was adjourned for a period of sixty days, when the directors will hold a meeting at their offices in Boston, when the expected deal on the property will be ratified. '1 he trouble which has been brewing for the last six months was over the refusal of the board of di rectors to pay the outstanding obligations of the Jewell company, and also to deliver a certain amount of stock to the former manager, John Owen. All these claims have been settled in full, and there will be no delay towards the complete consummation of the sale. While it is not known how much the deal calls for, it is understood* that it is the intention of the eastern parties to make a sale of the property and then reorganize with a capital stock much larger than the present company. Bigamy and the Beef Trust. “Hellson, what do you think of the beef trust?” asked Attorney Coddington of the sallow Scandi navian as the latter took a chair in his office and wiped a tear from the back of his neck. ‘‘Poorty bat teng, bay yimminie,” replied the Swede. “But say, Knute, how did you get that tear on the back of your neck?” continued Mr. Codding ton. “That is a mysterious thing to me.” ‘‘Das bane because Aye haf cross-eyes. Yo see dey bane cross so bat efery tern Aye skal cry te tear ron down oack of mae nack.” ‘‘What strikes you as being so bad about the beef trust?” ‘‘Es bane vat Yohn Vilkes Smeth tal mae. Yohn hae es faller vat skal lak style poorty val an des beef trost male et poorty bat for sotch faller. Yo see et bane fashionable to eat pie last ven yo set down to table. Das beef trost mak das teng go halityoop. Faller set down now hae eat pie and cookie and cake before hae eat high priced stoff lak beef steak. Das bane dessert bay des tem. “What seems to be worrying you ?” “Aye skal net lak des gofemment.” “What’s the matter with the government ?” “Master Yoe, bay hal, Aye bane tryin for sax yar to get mae von vife an Aye cannaw do et. Har com colored faller des veek vat haf tree. Aye haf notting genst te colored fallers bot Aye tank rite folks bane discriminate genst. Das bane poorty bat condition ven color faller can haf tree vifes and vite faller cannaw haf any. Aye bane fraid det Master Roostervelt hae do des ven hae ask Master Booker T. Vashington to eat met liem at te Vite house. Aye tremble lak deckens because ve mae haf race var. Des es nit gute country ven faller can make trust on vifes rile te poor Svede hae can naw getten rife. Aye net lak sotch consolidations. Et bane poorty bat for des country.” Joe was compelled to talk with the poor fqjlow for an hour before he could convince him that rev olution did not lurk in such little local occurences. The Idaho Springs Rifle club has elected the following officers : W. A. Kuntz, president; H. J. Robinson, vice-president; Glen Carruth, secretary and treasurer ; M. C. Lake, captain. Application has been made to the state association for member ship. It is expected that several clubs will be pres ent to take part in the rifle shoot which takes place on July 5. THE PEOPLE SAY: “IT’S A GOOD PAPER”! A BLAZE OF ROYAL GLORY Thousand Dollars Per Day for the Greatest In the State. Promiscuous masking will be one of the features of the big celebration. This will occur on the after noon of the fifth of July. Already enough money has been pledged by the citizens of this community to guarantee that the biggest celebration ever known in the history of Clear Creek county will take place on July 3, 4 and 5. At a meeting of the executive committee held Thursday night in the athletic club rooms, flatter ing reports were received from the men at work get ting subscriptions, and the anjount footed up to to more than $2,000. There are a great many mine owners and miners to hear from as yet, and by the time of the next meeting the necessary coin will be forthcoming, so that the prices for the various events can be named. One thousand dollars will be given away each day and handsome prizes will be awarded. The advertising committee, consisting of Bon ney, Shaffer, Cunningham and Moss were instruc ted to prepare posters as soon as possible and have them distributed throughout the various towns in the state. Invitations have been extended to the following teams : Silver Plume, Georgetown, Em pire, Central City, Black Hawk, Golden, Fort Col lins, Boulder, Greeley, Loveland, Canon City, Ber thoud and Longmont. The inrites were sent on the roth inst, and it is expected that answers will be received at an early date. The following events were decided upon : Machine drilling contest, double-handed drill, single-handed drill, ore shoveling contest, setting up machine contest, wet test, straightaway, hook and ladder race, two hundred yard foot race, or.e hundred yard foot race, bicyle races, tug of war, five baseball games and rifle contest. Early next week Marshal James O’Rourke will commence work on the race course, so that the track will be in first-class shape. Teams will be pv t to work and the track will be rolled daily. The judges of all events will not be appojnU I until the celebration begins. The drilling contests will take place on the mornings of the 4th and sth, and the fire races wi'l start promptly at 1 o’clock on each of said dates. On the evening of the Fourth one of the grand est displays of fireworks ever seen in this district will take place. The decorations will be most elaborate, and will be attended to by tile firemen. An arch-way at the intersection of each street will be erected, and w ill be lighted by electricity. In large lettersthenan.es of the Idaho Springs teams will be placed. The executive committee having in charge the celebration are very much incensed by the treat ment received at the hands of the proprietors of the hotels in this city. Every hotel in the city was visited and a donation asked for, but in every care but one they were turned down. Manager S. f. Pyles of the Portland came forth with a handsome donation, and the others, so Chairman Clute say y refused to help out. The restaurant proprietor: re sponded, and no complaint is lodged against them. Troubles of His Own. Manager Carl of the Soda Springs has troubles of his own. For the last week he has had two gentlemen from the east as patrons, and during the course of events the two men call for baths. How - ever, they never come together. On Monday the elderly of the two, who by the way weighs consid erable more than 200, walked into the manager's office, during which the following conversation took place : “Good afternoon, Mr. B . How are you feel ing to-day ?’ ’ “Not very well. I am inclined to the belief that lam worse than the day I arrived. Say, do vou know that I have not had a good night's sleep since I arrived in this place.” ‘ ‘Well,” came the answer, “that is very strange for nearly every one who visits the town say they cannot get enough sleep for the first few days." “Anyway, I am going to leave.” “Is your friend going too?" “Not if I know it. He and I will not hook up together any more. The fact is he wants to sleep both day and night.” 1 "How does that effect you. Can’t you enjoy yourself all by your lonesome?” “It is just like this. You see mv friend and I occupy double rooms at the hotel, and he insists on having the door between open at night. Now I will get to the room first and crawl into my little nest, and just as I think I am going off into dream land that ornery cuss starts up his horn of plenty and the result is that he will keep a whole m -glp borhood awake. He snores in three different Levs and the music is not at all pleasant.” 3 ' “I do not see how I am to blame for your friend’s accomplishments.” “I will stay only on one condition. If you wil’ capture him tile next time he enters the tunnel and promise too lock him up for keeps, I will pay a double fee. Is it ago ?” 1 3 “It is,” said Mr. Carl, and at the same time he heaved a sigh of relief. NO. 22.