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********£************£*** | THE TRUTH J * IS GOOD ENOUGH, t * . » VOL. 2. COUNCIL TARES ACTION Evidence to Be Secured Against Chicago CreeK Joint Inmates. There was a stormy session of the city council last Monday night. All due to the fact that the good people of Idaho Springs insist that the joint up Chicago creek, opposite the graveyard, shall be done away with. The members of the council were evenly divided as to how the work should be accomplished. Some insisted that the inmates should be arrested at once, while others insisted that evidence should be secured first. After a great deal of oratory had been flung around the room it was decided that the city attorney and marshal should made it a point to secure the required evidence. While it may be a difficult problem to solve as to whether the house is one of ill-repute, it would not be a hard problem to secure the evidence as re gards the sale of liquor. The landlady of the place has a government license, but this city prohibits the sale of intoxicants. It is, up to the officials to take some action at an early day. The inmates were notified some time ago that they must quit this neighborhood, but they paid no attention whatever to the demands. The protest of residents along Soda creek that the city had no right to allow people to make con nections from pipe which had been laid yearr ago was voted down. It was agreed, however, that the connection should be improved in order that all could have a sufficient supply. Mayor Trathen was authorized to make a con tract with the railroad company for water for the ensuing year. Said contract to be on the same basis as the present one. It was voted to place some additional lights along Soda creek and the committee on lights was instructed to make an investigation and find out how many were needed. This committee also has the authority to have tht lights put in place. The park committee was instructed to have the fences leading to city park opened so that people who desire to take a drive in that locality may do so without being compelled to open the gates. The feu -es will be entirely removed from the road way and placed around the park. The council decided to appropriate $1,200 in order that the capacity of the reservoir might be increased. The town is growing so rapidly that more water is needed. When this work is com pleted there will be more pressure and people will have no difficulty in securing plenty of water for their lawns. Bills to the amount of $609.97 were allowed. Funds Distributed. County Superintendent of Schools Bowman has apportioned the following amounts to the various school districts of the county : District 1 —Empire $ 283 65 District 2 —Beaver Creek 36 60 District 3— Georgetown 1,250 50 District 4 —Dumont 170 80 District s—ldaho5 —Idaho Springs 2,796 85 District 6—Silver Plume 683 20 District B—Siiver Creek 3° 5° District 9 —Lamartine 106 75 District 10—Lawson 231 80 District II —Brookvale 4 2 70 District 12 —Freeland 97 60 District 19 —Yankee 64 05 Total $5,795 00 The recent census of persons of school age in the county gives 1,012 males, 979 females —a total of 1,991. Those affectsd by the compulsion law— from 8 to 14 years —number 879. New Officers. A regular meeting of Wildey lodge No. 31, I. O. O. F., was held last Saturday evening and the fol lowing officers weae installed: J. P. Snyder, N. G. Edmund Rouse, V. G. Lewis Oliver, Secretary. Claus Anderson, Treasurer. J. Aug. Ingols, W. I. D. Ellis, C., Knute Brown, I. G. F. Keast, O. G. S. Davis, R. S. N. G. H. H. Walde, L. S. N. G. G. W. Train, R. S. V. G. John Kenwood, L. S. V. G. Edwin Blatt, R. S. S. C. E. Cederburg, L. S. S. Forresters Meet. The following officers of the Forresters were in stalled Tuesday evening: John Nelson. Chief Ranger. Frank Weatlierbee, Sub-Chief. George Jayne, Senior Woodward. John Thoms, Senior Beadle. John Cruse, Junior Beadle. Morris Beckman, Treasurer. John Trembeth, Secretary. Idaho Springs Siftings. IDAHO SPRINGS. COLO., SATURDAY, JULY 12, 1902. Chicago Creek District Progress One of the features of the year in the Idaho Springs district has been the re markable amount of development work and rich showing made by the section known as the ‘Chicago Creek” section. Development has been the motto. Tunnels are cutting through the country on either side and reports of their rich finds have been numerous during the entire year. The Bonney-Britton tunnel is still going through the hill and there is ever}' reason to believe that it is entering a rich section of cross veins where there is little doubt concerning the values as they have been practically determined from surface work. This tunnel is cutting through toward Soda creek. The same company, or at least several of the gentlemen interested in the famous Sun and Moon mine, have recently acquired title to several thousand dollars worth of property along the Quito vein, which has always been a promi nent vein in the district as a producer and is now producing from $ 3,000 to $4,000 per month on the north side of the creek. The new company will be known as the Quito Consolidated and work has been begun on an adit which will be driven from 100 to 200 feet and then a shaft will be sunk in order to penetrate the rich property with drifts on the vein proper and on the numerous cross veins that are known to cut the main vein at nearly right angles. This syndicate now has a group of nearly fifty claims which they have been working steadily to acquire for the past six years. In the group are many that have made remarkable good showings in the past and with their 4,500 feet on the Quito vein there ought to be opened up one of the heaviest shippers in the district. Especially is this true when it is known that the Quito is shipping right along now. The Argus Mines and Tunnel company, Idaho Springs’ home company, is making rapid strides in the way of progress, and while the management is saying little it is known that rich values were taken out of the first vein and that the second one cut is also a big proposition. The Argus tunnel is now in over 260 feet and is one of the prettiest pieces of tunnel work in the district. The drift on the Genevieve vein is in nearly seventy feet and the ore body is an excellent one. The Star tunnel is working right along in its course toward the big shippers on the Chicago mountain side and Manager Arkills is pushing everything as rap idly as It is possible to push the work. Then there is the Bums-Moore, the Little Mattie, the Beaver and a dozen others that are producing and progressing with a character of energy that cannot be found in any other portion of the Idaho Springs district. Across from this section, to the south, some rich values are being taken out of the old Lexington and the group owned by the Gold Cord company. Within a distance of less than two and one-half miles from Idaho Springs three mills are running constantly along Chicago creek —the Little Mattie, the Gold Cord and the Cyanide mill of the American Gold Standard Mining company. With all this progress there can be little doubt concerning the future of this rich section of the district. In years gone by it was known as the best in the district, but for some reason attention was turned to another part of the district and it is only within the last two years that the tide has again turned to its old channel. The future of the district is practically certain where the amount of development work is being done that is shovving up on Chicago creek. This is the most successful method of development, and development—the application of cash and energy—to any part of the district will prove excellent results. Death of Henry Williams. The report in the Denver paj>ers of the death of Henry Williams, who was at one time prominently known to all the pioneers in Gilpin and Clear creek counties, was the subject of general comment dur ing the week. The reference to his passing in the Denver Republican gives the best idea ot his his tory and is published herewith : “ The news of the death of Henry Williams, a Colorado pioneer and one of the foremost smelter managers of the west, was received by his Denver friends yesterday. Mr. Williams died Tuesday night at his home in Butte, Mont. “In 1873 Mr. Williams came to olorado and became interested in mining. Ihe Whale Mine mill, located near Idaho Springs, was the first en terprise with which he was connected. “He was an expert metallurgist and in 1875 went to Alma, colo.,as the manager of a branch of the Boston-Colorado smelter, at that time situated at Black Hawk. One year later he left Colorado to make his home in Montana. In that state Mr. Williams was the smelter pioneer. “ Montana’s first smelter, erected at Butte, was owned by Mr. williams, 11. R. Wolcott, - enator Hill of Colorado and Senator lark of Montana. Until a few years ago, when it was sold to a copper trust, Mr. Williams was actively connected with the enterprise. After the sale he «pent most of his time on his large ranch, fifteen miles from Butte. “ Mr. W illiams was born in Cornwall, England, sixty-four years ago. His education as an expert metallurgist was received at Swansea. He spent several years in ' exico and then came with hund reds of other young Englishmen to seek his fortune in Western America. “ D. H. Dougan, cashier of the National Bank of Commerce, was one of Mr. Williams’ oldest friends. ‘ Henry Williams,’ said Mr. Dougan yes terday, ‘ was a man of the greatest integrity. In fact, his honesty got him into trouble. In Butte he was recently threatened with personal violence. I do not know how the trouble arose, but Mr. Wil liams, as usual, stood by his colors. One night several men, his sworn enemies, went to his home and rang the bell. When refused entrance they fired several shots through the door. The bullets, however, had no effect. "•Mr. Williams was very fond of his large stock ranch, and even before his retirement spent much of his time there. 1 was not altogether sur prised to hear of his death, for he had been prac tically an invalid for some time.’ “ Mr. Williams was an intimate friend of Rich ard 1 earce of this city, and whenever he was in Denver he stayed at the Pearce home. “ Mr. Williams leaves a widow and a son, George Good williams.” Strike in Shaw Lode. \ big strike was made this week in the Shaw lode of th«- Wilcox tunnrl. Mr. J. W. Shaw, the owner of the lode, brought into the c ty samples of the ore taken out and had assays made which gave returns of over SIO,OOO to the ton. The ore was taken from a depth of 500 feet and the vein is from 6to 24 inches in width. The streak is near a large porphyry dyke which is sixteen feet wide. Mr. Shaw says that the vein gives every indication of increasing A piece of the rock was roasted and go d stood out in blisters It is the intention of the owner to increase his force at once and the ore is to be sacked and sent to Denver tor treatment. Red Men to Assemble Here. Robert Classen, the well known worker in the Red Men lodge, is doing good work for Idaho springs in getting the big excursion to this city for about the middle of August. He states that excur sions will be run from I enver and that the blow out will include all the lodges in the immediate district, Ihe Red Men are strong in this portion of the state, and in all parts of the state so far as that is concerned. clear Creek county is particu larly favored because it has two of the head officials and scores of royal rustlers who see that the fires in the tepees are kept burning. Later on full par ticulars regarding the matter will be furnished the public. Officers Installed. On \\ ednesday evening the Red Men held a meeting for the purpose of installing their officers who will serve for the ensuing year. Below are the names of the officers: Robert Classen, Sachem. Wm. Williams, Sr. sagamore. Frank V\ eatherbee, Jr. Sagamore. Al. ivoberts, Prophet. tt m. Doherty Sr., Keeper of Wampum. Lew Oliver, v. hief of Records. Notice. According to section 93 of the Revenue law, passsed at an extra session of the thirteenth gener al assembly of the state of Colorado, I herewith give notice that I shall sit every week day from the 15th day of July until the first day of August, in clusive, to hear any and all objections to the assess ment roll. George Myers, Georgetown, July 10, 1902. county Assessor. The Ailnn ic mill at Empire is doing good work Hm io»ore the milling facilities have not tievn up to the standard. THE PEOPLE SAY: * *“IT’S A GOOD PAPER’i at** ********************** CONTRACT HAS BEEN AWARDED New School Building is to be Completed by Next ThanKsgiving. The contract for the erection of the new school building was awarded last week and the work was given to J. N. Westercreen of Denver. Mr. West ercreen’s bid has not been made public for the rea son that the board desired to close the deal as soon as possible. It is stated on good authority that he figured considerably lower than any the others and as a result there w'ill tie no trouble in completing the structure in the manner provided in the plans as drawn formerly. The architecture and exterior of the building w’ill be similar to the old one. It will be built of pressed brick and it is the intention of the school board to have the present building painted so that it will match with the old one. When completed there will be ample room for •chool purposes. This has been one of the draw backs of the school system of the city. There are to be two ordinary school rooms, and one large as sembly room, in addition to four recitation rooms and a chemical laboratory. The finish is to be in natural wood, and the appearance promises to be pleasing. The building is to l>e completed by Thanksgiv ing, and when the second term of the school year opens, will be ready for occupancy. There has been considerable complaint in regard to the plans. A great many people have taken the stand that the light is not sufficient. A prominent business man of this city, and a man who has been interested in school work to a large extent, says that in this day more light is needed. “Proper light,” said he, “is one of the most essential things. 111 the present age every effort is made to provide the proper light. In my opinion a majority of the children are compelled to wear glasses, and the weakness of sight is due to the fact that the school room is not properly lighted. In the eastern cities too much attention cannot l>e given to this subject, and as a result many of the school build ing are being remodeled. Every one knows that in oeder to have perfect sight a person must have proper light. In my opinion the refraction in the old buildii is not good and if the new building is built on the same style, it will be in the same con dition. What we want in this age is proper venti lation and light. Make it so that when the child ren of today are grown to manhood and woman hood, they will not be compelled to wear glasses. There is no occasion for all the money going into the pockets of the oculist, and if the buildings are properly constructed there will be a great change. For several years I was employed as a teacher in the schools of Chicago and during that time we made it a study to prepare proper light. Each summer when institutes were in session this subject was taken up and as a result we succeeded in mak ing many improvements over the old system.” Lucania Is Prosperous. President Wright of the Lucania company was in the city from Colorado Springs this week and enjoyed a trip to the big tunnel with friends from the south and east. Every time he comes to Idaho Springs he likes the district better and returns to tell the people of the advantages possessed by this district that are not possessed by any other district in the state. Four veins have been cut in the tun nel and the distance reached is not to exceed 400 feet. The veins are all strongly mineralized and will prove good ones with development and more depth. Stories Coming. Dr. A. E. Barker will leave in a few days Grand Lake where he w'ill spend about two w'eeks secur ing a much needed rest. During his absence, his office will be looked after by Dr. Wheeler of Den ver, who is said to be a dentist of no ordinary abil ity. It is needless to say that Dr. Barker will re turn to this city loaded down with fish stories. Visiting From Wisconsin. Mrs. Anna Perkins and daughter Hazel, of Dodgeville, Wis., arrived in the city Wednesday and will visit for a month or more with Mrs. L. L. Roberts. Mrs. Perkins is a sister of Mrs. Roberts, and is greatly pleased with the city and surround ings. Good Returns. The M. & M. mine up Ute creek is producing good values. The Chamberlin sampling works treated ore this week taxen from the property and returns were received of $114.98 in gold, silver and lead, on their first-clsss and $38.59 in gold and sil ver on their second class. The company intends to increase their capital stock from SIOO,OOO to $1,000,000, and the prop erty will be thoroughly equipped with the latest improved machinery. The company has applied for a patent on fifty acres and this added to what they now have, makes a large group. NO. 30.