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! PAGE OF MINING j MINING AND I District s Weehly | NEWS Hjtg- I MfLLING % Progress PROGRESS PLEASES DIRECTORS Marshall Russell Tunnel Directors Hold Big Meeting. Idaho Springs had among its visitors during the past week many of the officers and directors of the Marshall & Russell Gold lining, Milling and Tunnel com pany. These gentlemen visited the dis trict for the express purpose of attending the first annnal meeting of the directors, which was held at Empire on the Bth inst. The meeting was called to order by the president of the company, W. C. Mar shall, who is also the general manager. All the old officers were re-elected for the ensuing year. After the transaction of the business which came before the meeting the offi cers and directors paid a visit to the mines and made a thorough investigation of the properties. The company holds at the present fifty-two claims, all of which was patented at the same time. Mr. Marshall, the president and gen eral manager, is too well known in the Idaho Springs mining district to need any introduction. Every member of the board of directors is thoroughlv satisfied with the manner in which he has con ducted the operations on the various claims. The officers of the company are as fol lows : W. C. Marshall, president and general manager. Ralston Russell, vice president. O. N. Marihugh secretary. W. C. Davis, treasurer. In speaking of the work accomplished in the past, Mr. O. S. Powers, of Citicin dati, Ohio, one of the heaviest stockhold ers in the company, had the following to say : “I went over the property with the members present and all expressed them selves as highly satisfied with the manner in which the work has been carried on. We found that the tunnel had been driven in during the winter months to a distance of 125 feet, and this by haud power. It is cut in size Bxß feet, and is supplied with double tracks. “The buildings we found to be most substantial, and Mr. Marshall’s idea of having embraced all the parts into one was very good for the reason that in the winter months it is not necessary for the men to leave the premises iu making a a change of clothes. “Every stockholder that I have talked to, and I have conversed with a great many, are thoroughly convinced that their investment is a most favorable oue. They were surprised at the progress that had been made, and were loud in their praise of the economic handling of the work. “It was finally decided at the meeting of the board of directors that a ioo-ton mill, known as the Beam process, should be erected at an early date. Just as soon as ore is encountered which will warrant treatment, the machinery will be ordered and active treatment will then be con tinued. “Drifting will be commenced just as soon as the Russell claim is reached in the tunnel and will continue from that time on. Experts informed us that we would in all probability encounter payiug rock as soon as that distance was encoun tered.” During the winter and early spring a dam was constructed and the power for the operations of the property will be fur nished by water power. A Leffel turning wheel has been put in place and is already doing good work. A 12-drill compressor is being operated by the power realized and quicker and better results will now be obtained. It is the intention of the Officers and directors to continue work on the tunnel until a distance of 7,000 feet has been reached. Drifts will be continually run, and it is a safe prediction that the Mar shall-Russell property will prove one of the heaviest producers in the Clear Creek district before many months have gone by. At the time of the meeting of the above named company the Royal Gold Mining company held its annual meeting. The officers of this company are the same as the former, and the stockholders, with a few exceptions, are interested in the Mar shall-Russell company. Stock in the Marshall is now selling at 40 cents, it having been decided at the di rectors’ meeting that the price should be doubled. Before the raise was made, all who were desirous were given the oppor tunity of purchasing an additional amount at 20 cents. Several availed themselves of the opportunity. The Royal company, which has claims west of the Marshall-Russel company, expect to begin operations shortly. The manager of this company is also Mr. Marshall. Mr. Powers, who was accompanied by W. G. Davis and Charles Corben, of Mid dleport, Ohio, left Wednesday morning for Rowena, Boulder county, for the pur pose of looking at the Beam mill which is in operation at that place. They leave for the east today. * * * To Start Today. The Gold Cord Mining and Smelting company will sometime today commence operating their mill up Chicago creek. This property was formerly known as the Allen mill, and was recently purchased by the Gold Cord people, who have ex pended considerable money in making it a thoroughly modern and up-to-date amalgamating and concentrating prop erty. The old Gigs and Huntington mill were removed and in their stead were placed two new Wilfley tables and con centrators. The mill has twenty stamps with a capacity of four tons each, thus giving the property a capacity of eighty tons daily. The company is at present operating the Lexington, Big View and Jennie prop erties on Soda creek, and there is a large amount of ore on hand. All three mines are being worked both by night and day shifts, and it is the intention of the own ers to lose no time in pushing further de velopment work. C. Straub, the manager of the mill, says that he will have no trouble in hand ling the eighty tons each day, and is sure that excellent results will be obtained. * * * More Work On the Lily. A large amount of development work is to be done on the Lily mine in the near future. L- Kimball of Minneapolis, pres ident of the Lily company, was in Idaho Springs the first of the week for the pur pose of inspecting the property. He an nounces that the shaft will be sunk to a greater depth and a number of levels will be run to the west in order that connec tion may be made with the winze sunk on the ore body from the adit level. There is a streak in the mine varying from two to four feet in width, the smelt ing running S6O a ton, while the mill ore ranges srom £7 to sl2. * * * On a Tour of Inspection. James Anderson, a capitalist of Decora, lowa, and representing a syndicate, vis ited Idaho Springs on Tuesday in com pany with Frank Esshom and Fred An undsen of Denver. The gentlemen only stopped between trains, but they had time to visit some claims on Seaton mountain, the names of which they re fused to divulge. Before going Mr. An derson was furnished with samples of the ores and upon his return to Decora a test will be made, and if it proves satisfactory to the directors of the company which he represents the sale will be consum mated. * * * Yankee’s Dry Concentrator. The dry concentrator at Yankee Hill is again attracting attention over the coun try, and three letters regarding it have been received at this office during the week. All we can say aside from what has already been said concerning it is that it is doing the work successfully on the ’94 tunnel and making a saving that reaches higher than the 80 per cent mark. * * * Finds in the Gold Eagle. Judge Whiting is making some excep tionally rich finds in the Gold Eagle lode up Soda creek near the Lexington. As says running nearly S2OO to the ton have been taken out during the past week. The property will soon be one of the foremost in the district and from every appearance the vein is a steady one and contains good width. * * * Gold Cord Strikes Another. While jt is not being given out by the Gold Cord company, parties in a position to know state that a strike was made in the property this week that rivals the old days of the Lexington. The boys believe they have the vein in place again and also believe that the best part of the Lexing ton is still untouched. YANKEE HILL IS PUSHING Items From the Camp Indicates Rapid De velopment. Things are looking up in this district, and the ones interested are losing no time in pushing development work. A new shaft house has been started on the North Star, and as soon as completed new machinery will be installed. Already the machinery is on the ground, and work is being rapidly pushed. The shaft is now down eighty feet, and drifting was commenced at the 65-foot level. Last week sixteen tons of ore were run through the concentrator, and out of the entire amount ten onnees of gold was saved from the plates. The concentrates were sent to Denver for treatment and it is nut known at the present time how much was realized. The ore is said to run high. The machinery is being put in place on the Pay Dirt. The shaft is now down fifty feet, and the manager, G.S. Nelson, expects to begin shipping soon. Good ore has been encountered on the O. V. tunnel, and increases in value each day. The streak is widening out as the work progresses, and the ore is now be ing taken from the 360-foot level. The tunnel is now in 1,200 feet. Work will be commenced on the Pio neer in a few days. Albert Preston, the general manager, is on the ground with a force of men and everything will be in working order shortly. The Independence, owned by Cook Bros., is oue of the best looking proper ties in the district. They are now in 230 feet and have encountered a vein of ore three feet in width which continues to get larger as work progresses. The ore is said to be the richest in that part of the country, and recent assays show that it runs $333 to the ton, These gentlemen have about eighty tons on the dump but are not shipping. A peculiar thing about this mine is that it is not stocked and is not for sale. The Messrs. Cook continue to work along, and when they are in need of any finances, sell a few tons of ore. Excavating was commenced this week by Adolph Meyers on Portland No. 1, and a new tunnel will be driven as fast as pos sible. It is the intention of the owner to proceed as fast as possible. The Hawk mine, owned by Hawk Bros., has been closed down for a few days on account of too much water. New machinery has been ordered and will soon be in place. It is reported that there are at least seventy tons of ore on the dump that will run as high as eight ounces in gold. The owners intend to have the ore treated in a few days. Dr. Ashbaugh of Central City expects to start active work on the Gold Star, some time next week. The doctor was over making arrangements with parties to begin operations. Dixon Bros., owmers of the Cumber laed, have shut down, in order that the ten stamps may be placed in the mill. There are eighty tons at the mill await ing treatment. At the present time there are two mills at Yankee Hill that do custom work, and both are fitted with the latest improved machinery. The Pioneer mill, owned by BrinckerhofF & Prescott, has been pro vided with amalgamating plates and bumping and concentrating tables. This mill will handle thirty tons per day. The ’94 Tunnel company are at work on their mill, and will increase its capac ity from thirty to fifty tons a day. An additional crusher, rolls, dies, screens and six dry concentrating tables are being put in. Other properties are doing well, and there is no idleness at Yankee Hill. * * * Memphis Company In Luck. C. A. King, manager of the Memphis and Idaho Springs Gold Mining and Mill ing companv, arrived in town Tuesday afternoon and proceeded to exhibit a piece of ore taken from the J. Warner shaft which gives an assay of five ounces in gold. The shaft is now down 250 feet and is being driven at the rate of one and one-half feet a day. It is the intention of the manager to sink ten feet deeper and proceed to drifting. The manage ment, which is also working the Bellman property, are opening the winze recently started and intend to connect the two properties by an underground drift. The ore being taken out on the strike in the Warner J. is sorted and put to one side, and as soon as a sufficient quantity is secured it will receive treatment. The streak of milling ore at the present time is fourteen inches wide and that of smelt ing ore six inches. Mr. King is highly elated over the strike and says that inside of another month he is of the opinion that the prop erty will be furnishing large amounts of ore. The Memphis and Idaho Springs Gold Mining and Milling company is a close corporation and composed only of four gentlemen. The stockholders will not sell one share of stock, as they are confi dent their property will prove to be a heavy producer. * * * Comstock Company Wins. In the court of appeals at Denver, Tuesday, a decision was handed down in the ca*e of the Clear Creek Mining and Milling company against the Comstock Mining and Milling company. This case was originally tried in the district court at Georgetown and that time a decision was given in favor of the Comstock people. An appeal was taken and by the opinion handed down by Justice Thomp son the judgment of the lower court is affirmed. The case was the result of a lease issued by the Comstock company to a man named Eddie. It was alleged that Eddie had not lived up to the articles of the lease and suit was then brought by the agent of the company and Eddie was ejected. * * * Remodeling the Allan Mill. Work has been going on this week in tearing out many of the fantastic features of the Allan mill preparatory to an entire change for the Lexington ore. Bob Price is superintending the work of changing the affair and it is stated that he will be retained permanently in the mill. * * * Big Strike in the Seaton. The Seaton Mountain Gold Mining company is doing good work and made a shipment this week that netted better than S6O to the ton and have a tunnel iu about 300 feet. It is near the old Seaton mine on the mountain that bears that name. * * * Demand for Timbermen. The demand for timbermen in the mines is one of the best indications of fthe progress of development in the dis trict. A mining man stated the other day that it was almost impossible to em ploy a timberman at any price. * * * The Beaver Lode is Richer. Distance and depth appears to be doing some good for the Beaver lode up Chica go creek. Mr. Egan is making some rich shipments from the property and the last ones have been even more gratifying than the first. Will Locate in Idaho Springs. John T. Mallalieu, secretary of the Republican State Central committee of of Nebraska and Superintendent of the State Industrial school at Kearney, Neb., arrived in the city Thursday evening accompanied by his wife. Mr. Mallalieu will become a permanent resident of the city sometime in June and is looking for a good location where he can buy or build him a home. He will devote his entire time to the Argus Mines and Tun nel company of which he is one of the directors. Mr. Mallalieu has contem plated the change for sometime and has given the proposition a great deal of thought and investigation before making the change. Discussion Club to Elect. Next Monday the Discussion club will hold its annual meeting at which the election of officers is one ®f the features. The organization has had an exception ally successful year and will enter upon the new one with even more brilliant prospects than those that characterized the opening of the present year. Yester day afternoon the ladies gave a very in teresting and entertaining meeting at the Elk’s hall. It was social in its na ture and everything was conducted upon the most elaborate basis. Next year the course of study for the club will embrace the Italffep history and literature courses. Unity Club Elects Officers. The last regular meeting of the Unity club was held with Mrs. Nist and the officers for the coming year elected. Mrs. Ed. Craig was elected president, Mrs. George Nist, vice president, Miss Cliffie Hanning, secretary. In the future the meetings will be held on the first and third Friday evenings of each week. The coming year will be devoted principally to authors and their work. A RICH SPOT IN HUMBOLDT History of the Hill That is Attracting So Many Tunnels. Humboldt hill runs north and south and is bounded on the west by Cascade creek, on the south by Chicago creek, on the east by Ute creek and on the north by Lamartine mountain. In 1876 the first mine, which is the Charter Oak, was located right on top of Humboldt hill. This mine produced very rich ore right from the surface. It has since been sink ing shafts and running levels at various depths and is working today producing ore. In 1877 the famous Humboldt mine was located by one Julius Hall, also right on top of Humboldt hill near the Charter Oak. This mine was productive from grass jroots in rich golden nuggets. A shaft was sunk on it 150 feet deep, a tun nel was started at a depth of 150 feet and run 800 feet. Another tunnel was started at a depth of 300 feet, and was run 800 feet. Above the upper tunnel much stopiug was done. The upper tunnel and the stoping between it and the surface yielded a product of over $200,000, which made Humboldt hill so famous. The fact of this wealth lying in Hum boldt hill excited the miners to a wild rush, and soon everything was located and tunnels were started on every side to bore the heart of gold in Humboldt hill. All veins run east and west through the hill and there are now fifteen tunnels a making race for this heart of gold, ten of which are run from Ute creek west ward through the hill, one from Chicago creek running north, and four from Cas cade creek running east, all expecting to unbosom the wealth of Humboldt hill Among these is the famous Burus-Moore tunnel, which expects to cut every vein in the hill, as it is running from Chicago creek north to Lamartine mountain, but the Humboldt tunnel which is being run from Cascade creek directly under the famous Humboldt group will reach the goal and heart of gold before any of the rest, as it has only a short distance to go. Humboldt hill is one mile wide and about three miles long, and it has more tunnels headed for its center than any other hill or mountain in Colorado. The work that is now being done in these tun nels shows the faith that men and capi tal have in the great future and body of wealth of this most famous Humboldt. For Another Four Years. We are informed that the contract for carrying the mail between Alice and Yankee and Idaho Springs has practically been let to John West, the present carrier. Mr. West has done good service with the mails during the time he has had the contract and a better man for the place would be difficult to find. A great por tion of the credit for maintaining the ser vice as it is instead of changing it back to Central City *s due to the persistent and loyal efforts of Postmaster Noyes. The proposition is one that means a great deal for Idaho Springs in a commercial sense and a great deal for the people of Alice and Yankee. Clear Creek is their own county. They come to Idaho Springs when they desire to go to the county seat to attend to county matters and a great portion of the business done is done right here in Idaho Springs. Mr. West is to be congratulated and so is Mr. Noyes and the city generally. A Good Program. Yesterday afternoon the following in teresting program was rendered by the Rhetorical association of the High school. It was an evidence of the good, practical work being enjoyed by the schools at the present time in the city: Vocal Solo Beatrice Rule Paper Minnie Cross Piano Solo Esther Anderson Dialogue .Georgie Leonard and Florence Bunt Recitation Helen O’Rourke Vocal Solo Sydney Williams Essay William Greene ReciUtion May Krout Lullaby. .Jennie Oliver and Wave Wilkins Select Reading Carl Kuoettge Current Events Nellie Ballinger Piano Solo Mary Roberts Original Paper Florence Williamson Instrumental Duet Julia Reed and Bella Weinberger A telegram was received P'riday morn ing stating that James T. Wills, former depot agent at this place, was dead at Parchmet, Neb. Mr. Wills was a mem ber in good standing of Idaho Lodge No. ei, Woodmen of the World. Mizpah Hive No. 13, Ladies of the Mac cabees, met Wednesday evening in their lodge rooms, at which time Miss Nora O’Donnell walked the plank. A pleasant evening was spent. Wanted —Work by the day by two colored women just from the east. In- I quire of porter at Hanson’s barber shop.