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#*******M*M**M**M«W 2[ THE TRUTH * 1 IS GOOD ENOUGH, t VOL. 2. Trocadero Opened With a Multitude of People The alwjve cut is front the (lrawinß made for the Trocadero by Architect George Keyes last winter. The general plan has been followed although the completed building shows an addition on the back of the structure 12x88 feet. On Tuesday evening Engineer Sands of the Seaton Mountain company lighted the big building for the first time and on Wednesday evening the Trocadero was introduced to the public by a grand free dance. Tile great crowd that sought admission and the multitudes that were present in dicated the popularity of the proposition in Idaho Springs. It is unquestionably one of the finest improvements of the year for the city and will answer a demand that has been known for the past ten years. The management insists that it will conduct the Trocadero on a plan that will please the people and it is their idea to make it one of the popular tourist pleasure points in the state. The Colo rado & Southern will assist in every pos sible way to make it a success and will lend material aid in sending excursions to SMELTER TRUST IS ATTACKED. Attorney General’s Office Opens 'War Ag'ainst the Octopus. We believe that with the proper aid and assist ance from the mining men of the state the attorney general's office will be able to make it interesting for the consolidation of interests known as the American Smelting and Refining company. In order to do this however, the office must have the co-oporation of the mining men, and if there is something servicabl* in the new mine managers asssociation now is the time for it to step in from all parts of the state and aid in the accumulation of evidence against the trust. Assistant Attorney General George M. Post, who has been one of the original movers in the fight against the monopoly, is the president of the Argus Mines and Tunnel company, operating in this district' He is a practical mining man and realizes the blighting influence of the trust upon the productive propositions of the state. In an in terview in Denver with a Siftings representative last Monday he said: ‘■l hardly ahink there is anyone interested in mining who will dispute the need of some method for destroying the smelter trust. From Cripple Creek, my old home in Georgetown and every part of the state comes the complaint that miners who are not in a position to curb the trust and deal with it in some manner, are being compelled to submit to the most unjust system of extortion and discrim ination. There is no reason why such a condition of affairs should exist. There is no reason why, in a great state like Colorado where mining is one of the most important and probably the most inipor tant industry, that it should be curtailed and hedged in bv such restrictions. There ought to t>e an open field for development and the man who owns and operates a small producing property is as much en titled to the right to dispose of his product 111 an open market as the man who owns the most formidable proposition in the state. There is no reason why every mining man should not be on an equal footing.” . t , Attorney General Post and his assistant have given the matter thorough and careful attention and believe they will be able to accomplish some thing that will revert to the interests of the mine operators of the state. There is no reason why the local mine manager s association should not meet at once and have a committee from its membership or an attorney present when the case is called before the supreme iourt on Saturday morning, July 5. Some good might be accomplished by such a procedure and if the association is as zealous as it should be it will lend material assistance to the Attorney General from this district, . The following will give some idea of the basis upon which the quo warranto proceedings have been instituted: In the complaint, which is quite voluminous, the charge is made that the defendants, the Omaha and Grant Smelting and Refining company, the Globe Smelting and Refining company, the Pueblo Smelting and Refining company, the Bimetallic Smelting company, the Colorado Smelting com pany and the Philadelphia Smelting and Refining company, excepting the American Smelting and Refining company, "did during the months of Jan uary February and March, iSgg, engage in an un lawful combination and conspiracy among them selves, and with one another, for the deliberate pur pose of destroying the diversity of interest and mo tives of competition which had theretofore existed among them, in the business of smelting and refin ing gold and silver ores; and in order to effectually consummate their said unlawful conspiracy and combination and to thereby oppress and injure the people of the state of Colorado by the formation of amonoply, the said defendants conceived the plan, and caused to be created a new corporation for the express purpose of having said new corporation The Idaho Springs Siftings. IDAHO SPRINGS. COLO., SATURDAY, JULY 5, J 902. take over to itself all the smelting and refining plants and other property owned by said defen dents. “The said new corporation, which was named the American Smelting and Refining company, de fendant aforesaid, was incorporated under the laws of the state of New Jersey on April 4, A. D., 1899, with an authorized capital stock of $65,000,000, but the amount of capital stock with which said Amer ican Smelting and Refining company commenced buiness was only the sum of $5,000. That said American Smelting and Refining company was or ganized by the aforesaid defendants for the specific and deliberate purpose of creating a mo nopoly of the business of smelting and refining gold and silver and other valuable ores and metals as aforesaid, and to substantially engross the same, contrary to the public policy and the laws of the state of Colorado.” It is further charged that the defendants sur rendered their properties to the American Smelting and Refining company for the sole purpose of cre ating a monopoly, and therefore illegally abnegated their public duties. It is therefore charged against the American. Smelting and Refining company that it makes ex tortionate charges for the treatment of ores, that it receives illegal rebates from the railroads, and that it arbitrarily refuses to receive the ore of certain parties for treatment, although such persons offer to pay its illegal and extortionate charges. That such conflict is unjust, tyrannical and arbitrary. The attorney g neral further charges that the total value of the projierty of the smelter trust is not to exceed $25,000,000, but that by reason of its extortionate charges and its secret rebates from the railroads, it is able to pay dividends which are excessive and unreasonable upon an enormously excessive and fictitious capitalization of SIOO,- 000,000. Jumped the Track. Train No. 59, a freight, jumped the track last Wednesday morning at Floyd hill, and as a result the third engine and ten cars left the rails. The freight was coming from Denver to Idaho Springs and was a long one. It was being pulled by two engines in front and one in the center. The The first two engines crossed all right, but as the third went to make the crossing, the rails spread, and the track was torn up for a distance of more ihan eighty feet. This was engine No. 61. The train was in charge of Conductor Robinson, No one was hurt, the engineer and fireman escap ing injury by jumping. The morning train which left this city at 7:30 had only reached the crossing and was waiting for the freigt to switch so that it might continue its jour ney into Denver. The wreck made it impossible for it to go on and the result was that all the pas sengers were compiled to amuse themselves as best they could until nearly five o’clock in the af ternoon. It was the same way writli the passengers coming from Denver. I hey too were tied up, and the train which should have arrived in the city at 10:30 in the morning did not arrive until late in the afternoon. A wrecking crew was sent from Denver and a large force of men worked all day long in an effort to repair the tracks as quickly as possible. It was necessary to lay seventy new ties before the trains could move. All the freight cars which were overturned were heavily laden with goods which were to come to Idahv. S ring- and other ] laces along the line. Very little of the stuff was damaged. .t was fortunate that no one was hurt. When the reuort was first received in the city it was feared by many that the passenger which left early was wrecked, but w'ord was received a short time later giving the full details of the accident. in x« euiivc- commit <»i uu* ig celebra'ion I, s d 1 11 •r* * rec ed <1 M 1•« I a the cor r i f S xt*r> ■■ Ui and Co ir.t-i-. which is to „ , ih« Land ai « n.ht-rs the piess. I u <NH i huh, -sil i> a \Cedent one, „. S H -o> is Hll tl •• I « Hsktd. As , s dovi \ i ll be ill -11 Ih.irb st > L Inch will •ulrtr iiir- Entries for Contests. Below will be found the entries for the various contests which have been received up to the time of going to press. The names of those entering the setting-up contest are not given for the reason the entries will remain open until the men com mence work. FIREMEN’S RACES. Golden Hose. Loveland Hose. Georgetown Hose. Idaho Springs Hose. Central City Hook and Ladder. Georgetown Hook and Ladder. Idaho Springs Hook and Ladder. DOUBLE HAND DRILLING. Gardie and Ecclier, Central City. Rowe and Collins, Victor. Ingram and Coughlin, Silver Plume. McCloud and Martin, Idaho Springs. Aardonel Bros , Boulder County. Mullisand Pardner, Victor. Wing and Wing, Georgetown. Roberts and McEatliron, Boulder County. Stephens and Henderson, Cripple Creek. Mitchell and White, (Argus T. Co ) Idaho Sp’gs. Brunson and Pardner, (Tpyo M. Co.) Idaho Sp’gs. Varlow ami Gutcher. SINGLE-HAND DRILLING. H. Boyd, Idaho Springs. Wm. Roberts, Nevadaville. E. Marthlon, Idaho Springs. M. S. Hicks, Dumont. Tony Sopp, Silver Plume. J. Pretty, Central City. H. T. Ellis, Gilson. John Laughenberg. F Yockey, Boulder Bounty. E. Shelt, (Gilpin T) Idaho Springs. Gus Henderson, Cripple Creek. Sid Varney, Idaho Springs. MACHINE DRILLING. Rogers and Strom, Cripple Creek, j ierce and Sullivan, Victor. Shea and Fuller, Sunshine. Gustavson Bros., Idaho Springs. Howalt and Brennan, Cripple Creek. Arlington and Hand, Georgetown. Owen and McCormick, Cripple Creek. Nelson and Mclsaac, Idaho Springs. Strong and Miller, Idaho Springs. Rydlund and Wing, Georgetown. .Smith and O’Donnell, Dumont. Williams and Pardner, Silver Plume. Vivian and Lyons, Silver Plume, Newberry and Davis, Empire. Carlson and Shannon, Idaho Springs. Hauser and Grasser, Idaho Springs. Grasser and Hauser, Idaho Springs. Zeilor and Wehman. Hoard and Matthews. Gartrell and Irvin. Bennett and Rowe. Gartrell and Gunstron. Grasser and Hauser. All prizes will be awarded on Saturday even ing, July 5, at the opera house. SPECIAL EVENT. On Sunday afternoon, July 6. a horse race will be pulled of the base-ball park. It is open to all of Gilpin and Clear Creek county horses and the purse is $45. Fisrst money, S3O; second money, sls. Entrance fee added. 75 P er cent to the first and 25 per cent to the second. TAKE NOTICE. In the machine drilling contest a special prize of SSO is offered by J. George Leyner, for the best record made with a Model 5 Water Leyner drill. This is in addion to the amount subscribed to the celebration by the manufacturer of this popular drill. * THE PEOPLE SAY: k *“IT’S A GOOD PAPER”! the city and advertising Idaho Springs and the Trocadero to the public. '■ Richter’s orchestra furnished the music for the occasion of Wednesday evening and again demonstrated the fact that Idaho Springs has an excellent musical organi zation and one that should be liberally patronized by the people. The Trocadero is lighted by 200 incan descent and three big arc lights and the little vari-colored globes gives the build ing a pretty appearance when it is lighted. It is 44x90 feet on the ground floor and so has cost over $5,500. The stock and everything wall be complete as it is possible to get it here ready for business. A soda fountain costing SI7OO will soon be in place and then the appearance of the liooths will be materially changed. On the evening of July 4 the Trocadero will lie the popular place to witness the SI,OOO display of fireworks that are to be ignited on the hill above and it will be crowded from now Until the close of the tourist season. Chantauqua lecturers, biograph pic tures, vaudeville, prize dancing contests and dozens of other excellent features will be introduced during the season. It will be a popular place—a breathing spot. . YANKEE, IS NOW ON THE MAP. Alice Company Surveys a Townsite North of This City This Week. Word was received in the city this week that the Alice Mining company, owning a vast acreage at Yankee Hill had surveyed a townsite and was evi dently making preparations to l>egin the develop ment of its properties and the section thereabouts in excellent shape. This is in keeping with the item in Siftings last week in which mention was made of proposed im provements in the Yankee Hill district and in which the matter of an electric line for the future and pending negotiations in that matter were sug gested. The Alice company is practically the Burlington railroad company, or in other words, the principal officials of the Burlington are its principal owners and operators. It is one of the properties of Clear Creek county that possesses a world-wide reputa tion. The immense vein, if such it might be called on account of its size, is 300 feet wade and contains ore that will average clear across the vein nearly $6 per ton. With transportation facilities for the handling of the ore there is wonderful possibilities in store for the old mine. It has often been compared with the Homestake mine in South Dakota, and whenever mining men have made the comparisons they have admitted that the Yankee Hill proposition was even greater than the one at Homestake which is the greatest dividend payer in the world in the shape of a mining proposition. Of course the owners of the Alice are not giving out anything concerning their intentions, but the fact that the townsite has been surveyed and the lots set apart and platted out makes it appear as is they meant business. There is some complaint from the citizens be cause the lots were not made larger. The survey shows the lots to be 25x100 feet and the streets but fifty feet in width. This, the citizens claim does not give the opportunity for making Alice a pretty city that would have been given had the lots been surveyed larger and the -streets wider. The good that will be accompliseed as a result of the upbuilding of Alice is immeasurable so far as Idaho Springs is concerned. It will mean the open ing up and development of one of the most produc tive ore sections of the district and also one of’tlie most beautiful locations for a summer resort’point. We are in receipt of a communication signed by three or four citizens of Yankee protesting against the size of the lots and the width of the streets. This commication is rather inclined to be harsh and we believe it would be better for these people to lay their grievances before the company rather than to have the matter aired in the newspaper. We are pleased to observe this evidence of energv on the north of us and trust that everything will be fixed satisfactorily to all parties and that they proceed with energy and harmony to establish themselves in niche in the great world in which they belong. Alice and Yankee will be heard from before another year rolls around. Are Now One. Albert Pierce and Miss Jessie M. Cuff, of this city, were united in the holy bonds of matrimony by Rev. Coffman, on Tuesday afernoon. Both are well known in this city and have a host of friends. Siftings extends congratulations, and wishes the happy couple long life. NO. 29.