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VOL. 5.
THE SILVER LANCE.
bvery Friday at Crystal
- Gunnison County, Colorado.
Geo. C. Eaton, : Frank I. White,
Editors and Publishers.
Entered at the Crystal Post Office for trans
mission throagk the mails as second-class matter:
Subscription $2.50 a Year.
A mark across this notice signifies that
your subscription has expired. The pa
per will be continued to all subscribers
unless we are otherwise notified and un
til all arrearages are paid up.
ADVERTISING RATES:
_ 1 mo. 2 mo. 3 ino.6 rno.j 1 yr.
1 Inch t I 80$ 2 75 $ 4 00 $ 6 00 $12 00
L •» * 00 5 50 8 00 12 00 24 00
% »• 5 00 9 00 13 00 25 00 50 00
. *... 8 U0 1100 16 00 3000 6000
ft *• 7 00 13 00 20 00 86 00 78 00
8 “ 8 00 15 00 28 00 44 00 8» 00
7 *• 8 50 16 00 25 00 46 00 *2 00
8 ** 9 O0 10 V) 26 00 48 0"| 96 00
9 • * 9 50 18 00 28 00 50 00 100 00
10 “ 10 00 19 00 30 00 52 00 104 00
XI “ 10 50 20 00 31 00 54 00 108 00
12 *» 11 0O 2100 88 00 55 00 118 00
Special rates quoted on application.
- - —■ mmmm —
Silver Lead $3.35.
That Crystal is an up-to-date camp is
settled beyond all question. A tramp
printer drifted in Sunday.
The Rocky Mountain Sentinel , W. C.
Calhoun’s big legal weekly, in its outside
edition is doing much to educate eastern
people regarding Colorado mining. It
is the best illustrated western weekly,
using hundreds of inches of the best
halftone engravings.
The Denver Evening Post is growing
in public favor at a kiting pace. The
latest move of the enterprising manage
ment of that paper is the giving away of
pretty red, white and blue kites to young
America. The Poet knows the value of
keeping in the public mind.
Ten days ago Prof. Andree, the daring
Swedish explorer sailed from Spitzber
gen in his balloon in an effort to reach
the North Pole. It is the calculation of
the party that they will cross the Pole
and land on either American or Siberian
soil within thirty days. Yet an anxious
public will not be surprised if the party
is never heard of again.
Isn’t it a little inconsistent of the Den
vor papers to condemn the delegate to
the International Mining Congress who
introduced a silver resolution, iu view of
the fact that a year ago a free coinage
declaration from any source was deemed
perfectly proper. We fail to see why a
sixteen-to-one declaration should be con
sidered detrimental to the best interests
of any commercial body.
After a silence of nine years Edward
Be . mv fol’ows his gie.*t success, "lx>ok j
iag Backward,” \vi h a book on similar
lines, which he ca’ls “Equa’i y.” The
vogue of “T.i'o •’’ w.'.s {. **;*.. b. tit w. s
nothing coirp ed to the ren of Looki >g
Backward. r J lie publishers sav that
U, J copies of that book were p dHed
in this count w e ib sa'e i tEog'a id
and on the coa..ne \t was fi' !y os lavge j
This enormous s. ie of a rovel with ai
pu |>ose argues the possesion of genius j
oa Mr. Bellamy’s part for g \i« bfe and ;
in.erest to facts and economic theories. |
In the years that ha vs passed since he
won fame b;s hand has not l*«t iis cun- |
mug, as his new book clearly demon- ;
strates.
While the British empire has made |
rapid progress during the Victorian era, j
it cannot begin to compare with the j
stately strides which thi3 country has \
taken during the same period of time. I
When Queen Victoria ascanded the Brit- J
ish throne in 1837 there were on'y twen- i
tyfive stars on the tiag of the American
Union; today there are a'most twice that
number. Sixty years ago our population
numbered only 14,963,000; today it will
hardly fall short of 75,000,000. In 1837 i
the railway mileage of the United States ,
amounted to only 1.497 miles; today it j
amounts to 179,821 miles, or more than
the mileage of all Europe. In 1837 the
capital of our American banks aggregat
ed $290,772,091, with only $127,397,185
deposits. According to the last official
returns, made in 1896. the total capital
of our banks aggregated $1,051,976,254,
with deposits of 1,907,156,277. In 1837
there wefe-only 11,767 portofflees in the
United States, yielding a revenue of
$4,236,779; in 1895 there were 70,164,
yielding a revenue of $76,983,123. These
(figures merely suggest the phenomenal
progress which this country has made
duriag\he last J?.r.
The Silver Lance.
AMONG THE MINES.
Float Picked Up Around the Crystal District and
Echoes From the ilany Mines.
Peter Mattive has been doing assess
• ment work on claims near Seoliold this
week.
Irwin & Howard will do some work on
the Gold King claim, in Big Bear basin,
next week.
A new power whim has been put up on
the Le.’d King this week to hoist iu ihe
underground shaft that has been sunk
farm tiie main tunnel.
Work on the Inez has been progressing
under most favorable conditions the past
week. Development wo k has been
pushed for the past two weeks in the
breast of the main trnnel and extending
the west drift of upraise No. 2.
E. E. Kennedy, of Leadville, was here
several days the past week, examining
some properties on Meadow Mountain.
He returned home Tuesday and will
come back to Crystal to make further
examinations about August first.
M. V. Beiger of the Belle of Titusville
Company left for the Pacific coast Sat
urday, after having spent eight days at
the mine during which time he made a
thorough examination of the property,
and was well pleased with the prospects.
He will return to his Indiana home about
the middle of August.
Crystal Mountain Mine will begin ac
tive development work some lime during
the coming week. The new machinery
ordered a month ago is now being brought
from the railroad and placed in po-<ilion.
The delay in starting was occasioned by
the necessity of ordering some of the
engine repairs from ihe facto-y in the
east. Work wi.l be prosecuted on a
crosscut from the main tunnel to cut
the contact vein.
Six new men have been put on at the
Belle of Titusville Mine during the week
and work is now progressing rapidly,
sinking on the vein in the main tunnel.
So far the water has not caused any
trouble, but as a precautionery measure
a new pump has been ordered and will
arrive by the first of the week, so that
the management feel safe in saying work
will not be hindered by water. Some
delay was occasioned in getting the new
power duills started, but now everything
is i»4lMl class ahapu. lu, Ikis mine is
being dope what i* considered a very
difficult sort of mining linking a wet
shaft underground out ns rapid pro
gress is being made «s is usual on a wet
shaft from the surface.
You have read of Maud, on a summer
day, who raked the meadows of new-mown
hay; and read in verse of men seeking
gold, through lonely gulches, in the win
ter’s cold; but no bard has to.d in printer’s
black of the patient, plodding, mountain
jack. When the road is rough and high
and steep, then steady and faithfully
they creep, through blinding snow or
falling rain, supplies reach camp by the
sure jack train, The bold pioneers who
blazed the track, owe all their honors to
the sturdy jack. Iu early days of Cripple
and Creede, the burdened burro sup
plied their need; and Cy Waruian sang
his merry lay without a thought of the
toiler’s bray; telling of those who have
j chosen a track, rougher than the path of
| the honest jack. Boxes of ham and
J beans anti sausage and corn are loaded
on the jack at early morn, and the beast
toils on whether rain or shine to carry
his load to the inland mine, where the
hungry lads round the table pack, ne’er
J thinking of debt to the humble jack. The
| heavy b’oeks of the precious ore, are bro
ken in bits on the ore-house floor, and
sorted out as to value and weight, ship
ping only that which makes valuable
freight: some two hundred pounds is
I put in each sack, and two loaded
i on each trusted jack. And in the winter
! when rations are low, the canons and
i trails all blocked with snow, the miner
wades out and proceeds to make from a
I frozen jack a supply of steak. One thing
! justice record should not lack, is the
miners bleasing on the mountain jack.
The Trans-Mississippi Congress held
| in Salt Lake City last week was a notable
( gathering of western business men. .
IJ. Bryan presided at ti e Cong"*ss. A
! resolution favoring free coinage at the
1 ratio of sixteen to one was adopted.
I
i ! The gate-i of the Rockies stand ajar
to welcome the death stricken people of
1 eastern cities. Come to the mountains
for cool breezes, refreshing atmosphere
’ and life giving climate. Come where life
> is a luxury during July and August.
' Monte Vista Graphic.
This is the first instance we have noted
i of a Colorado editor inviting the dead to
l come to our “refreshing atmosphere and
> 1 life giving climate.’’ Tho Graphic man
1 is probably an undertaker.
CRYSTAL, GUNNISON COUNTY, COLORADO, JULY 23, 1897.
OUR SALTED PLACER.
Washed From the Rich Deposits on The Lance
Exchange Table.
In answer to the question “What be
comes of the pins?” it might not be amiss
to say that most of them that are retired
from use may be found in the bicycle
tire.— Orange's Rustler.
***
Nfltwithstanning the excessive heat,
only a few prostrations occurred in Cres
ted Butte during the week, and they are
accounted for by the going down of beer
instead of the rise of the thermometer.—
Elk Mountain Pilot.
***
We undenstand that if the Crystal
River Rnilw’ay is finisned to Legget’s this
season, it is the intention of the company
to assist in changing the wagon road from
here to Crystal by building one higher
on the side of the mountain so as to
avoid the snow slides that cause so much
trouble to wagon travel now. By doing
this ore can be hauled out of the camp
at any season of the year. Marble Times.
*>
The Crystal Mountain Mine is again
iu operation and the stockholders are
daily expecting the prospector’s rich
strike. The four Californians who vis
ited Crystal to attend the annual meet
ing of the company, are home and are
* plumb” full of confidence in the claim.
so confident, in fact, that each one
bought large additions of stock. Tho
Californians were A. B. Crook and C. J.
Mcßride of Lincoln, Dr. Melton and
Miron Luce of Wheatland and L. J.
Mead of Gilroy. Wheatland, California,
Four Corners. .
V
Several Aspenites are looking over the
ground in the neighborhood of Scofield,
a few miles south of Crystal, with a view
of leksiug and operating some of the min
ing properties of that section. A Colo
rado company recently leased a group of
claims in that vicinity, as well as the
large concentrator at Scofield, which has
been idle for a number of years, and are
preparing to commence work at once.
New machinery for the mill has already
been ordered from Denver and as soon
as the mill is in operation the company
will handle the ores of the neighborhood
as well as its own, As there are n num
ber of idle properties near the mill that
contain large quantities of concentrating
ore the Aspen men think they see an
opening for a fair profit and will in all
probability go into thSMkllKi mi a short
time prepared for a summer’s campaign.
—Aspen Sun.
*•*
The last reports from Alaska would
indicate that Humboldt was shrewd in
his conclusions that possibly the real
fountain head of the continent’s gold
treasures would be found in far northern
British Columbia. The Yukon promises
to become more famous for its gold than
ever was the Yuba. That north country
must have been fashioned when the yel
low Saturn was in full evidence in the
ether. The account will chill the hearts
sf the eastern money-changers: the fear
will steal over them that possibly the
wrong metal was demonetized: that if
Alaska is such a country, then in a little
while gold will not be worth two bits a
bushel and some other substance will
have to be made a standard of value, lest
men will be able to pay their debts, to
educate their children, and there will be
no chance to finally reduce them to serf
dom. Still we believe they may lie com
forted. In Montana, from one little
gulch, $11,0(X),000 in placer gold wag
taken, but all Montana was not that way.
So it will be in the far North, There
will be rich deposits found here and
there, but the inexorable rule will pre
vail, nevertheless; and not enough of
both gold and silver will bo found to
serve the world’s uses as moey.— Salt
Liike Tribune.
The United Verde mine of Arizona is
produsing about 2,000,000 pounds of cop
per month, and according to C. M. Rolk
er, in an interview in the Salt Lake
Tribune, will in a short time output six
times as much. “It is rather startling,”
he says, “to think of the effect on the
price of copper that will be produced by
by such a tremendous increase in the
supply. The consumption will have to j
be wonderfully increased to prevent the \
price from going down.” At the rate
predicted the yield from this mine alone
would be 360,000,000 pounds per year.
The total production of copper in the
United States in 1895 was about 395,000-
000 pounds, and in 1896 470,000,000
pounds, over half of which went abroad.
The main hope of sustaining the prices
of copper lies in an increase in home
consumption. This promises to grow
very fast.
T. V. Powderly has received his re
ward for campaign services in the shape
of tho Immigration Commissioncrship.
A Scene From Jim's Fourth.
It was on a journey dreary,
As he wandered weak and weary.
Along the road from Marble to the camp
that we adore,
That his foo.sieps weakly wobbled
As homeward bound he hobbled
With a jug for a companion that now he
doth deplore.
Just a jug and nothing more.
The day had passed in celebration
Of the birthday of the naiion.
As many auo.her Fourth had yearly
passed before;
But the Marb>enes rank whiskey
Made him fee! so wi'd and frisk v
That lie i ied to do a thing he ne’er had
tried before.
Tried 10 “tf)”and no.h ng more.
But bis wings bad not \et spiou.ed
And UQ.O the jug he sho.t.ed:
"Wait for me old Mend, and we sha.l
parted be no more.
But the falling jug had broken
And poor Jim was left no ; >k-*n
Of the spree he’d had at M .: blo on the
Urental’* golden shore,
Only sundry l*« cites, DoJhirg more.
Then surcease Jim sought to Im>: row
Thinking what a lot ot h<> >.v
Is contained in Marble whiskey when
you pour it down g ore.
And he grew faint and sicker,
As he beheld the Wasted linco •,
For he had not the wherewith to go and
get some more.
Hud a jag, and no.bieg more.
moral.
Don’t think ’tis lost s. ength returning,
When i s only whiskey burning,
For you are but a lad Jim, a robust lad
of forty four.
Don’t think when you feel f sky
You can drink all the whiskey
That you run across in Marble, for there’ll
alwavs Ire some more.
Generally plenty more.
Give me the man of honest heart.
No matter who ho be,
He may be rich, he may Iks poor,
It matters not to me.
He may not wear a silken vest.
Or boast of high degree
But if he owns an honest heart
He’s all the world to me.
The Klondyke gold mines are reported
to Ik* fabulously rich and many miners
iu the northwest are seeking passage to
the icefields and-glaciers of the Alaskan
frontier. There may Ire vnst deposits of
the precitrus metal there, but the reports
remind u.s that all the remarkably rich
strikes we hear trf, outside of Colorado,
are a long ways off.
James Stevens, a former Central City
citizen, was imprisoned in an Arizona
mine by a cave-in, July fourth, and was
rescued at 7:30 the morning trf the 17th.
He had been without food tor thirteen
dais and ten hours, and without water
e’even days, but had retained his reason
and kept track trf the time. The rescue
shaft by which he was reached was over
a hundred feet deep, and the workmen
worked without a stop, changing shifts
frequently from the fourth until he was
rescued.
NAPOLEON AND JOSEPHINE.
Tbe Drclßßlns of H«e
Iwno Them.
It was on October 16 that he arrived
ot his house on Victory street, in Parle.
Mme. Bonaparte was not there to give
him a welcome. During the absence of
her husband she had made her house
the center of a brilliant society which
numbered among Us members the
ablest men of the time. This circle
was untiring in its devotion to Bona
parte's interests, making friends for
him at home, plotting in his behalf
abroad, turning every political incident
to his advantage, end building up a
strong party which believed that hs
was the only possible savior of France.
In conduct the associates were gay and
even dissolute; occasionally a select in
ner coterie withdrew to Plombleres,
nominally for repose, but probably for
a seclusion not altogether innocent.
Into this loyal but licentious company
! the sudden announcement of Bona
i parte’s approach brought something
like consternation. Josephine, in par
ticular, was over-anxious to display a
feigned devotion to her huaband.
Learning of his approach, she went out
some distance to meet him, but took
the wrong road and passed him una
wares. Hurrying back she found the
door of his chamber barred, her ab
sence of course a confirmation of the
general’s jealous suspicions. For
hours her entreaties and tears were
vain At last Eugene and Hortense
joined thelr’s w*»th their mother’s, and
the door was opened. The breach was
apparently healed, but rather to avoid
a scandal than from sincere forgive
ness, and this setae wps the beginning
I •» mmtrav remenC
Make No Mistakel
....Here’s Your Chance....
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BARGAIN SALE. j
The following named Goods will
be disposed of to reduce stock
at prices quoted for spot
CASH ONLY.
Cupid Tomatoes 7 caua for $1 00
White Owl Corn 9 “ 1 00
Em pans Daisy Peas 8 «« « 100
Hamburgh E.irly June Peas 6 “ 1 00
New JcrseyJSwtet Potatoes 5 “ " 100
Lewis Baked Beans 4 44 44 100
Van Camp Pork and Beans 4 “ * 100
Hub City Baked Beans 5 1 00
Field Cove Oysters 5 M 1 00
Harrington lib Saluiou 6 " •* 100
2 b Rex Corned Beef 4 M “ 100
2>b Bex Roast Beef 4 4 * 44 1 00
Ketchup, Gallon Cans per can 7$
Mustard Sardines 5 cans for 60
Domestic ** 6 41 44 60
Code Elfelt A. Co. Peaches 5 11 " 100
“ Appricots 0 44 44 100
44 Pesrs 6 44 44 100
Schells Extra Select Pine Apple 6 *’ 44 100
Andersons Assorted Jam 6 * m 100
Hamburgh Gallon Apples 8 “ “ 136
Assorted Gallon Pie Fruit . 8 •* u 160
Half Gallon Regent Maple per can 60
Quarter Gallon Extra Fins Pure Maple Syrup per can 46
Eagle Condensed Milk 6 cans for 100
Crown 44 44 6 ** ** 100
bt. Charles “ “ 7 44 44 100
Economy 44 44 7 * 4 14 100
Red Seal Lye 4 44 44 60
White Russian Soap 18 bars 1 00
Denver Best Soap 18 bars 1 00
Ivory Sosp—Large Size 10 bars 1 0#
Dusky DiJunon<l Tar Soap lo bars I 00
Sapoiio Large Size 8 bars 1 00^,
1777 Large Size 4 -MSH ~
Hcrubing Brushes each 30
Quaker Buckwheat Sail Raising Flour 21b pkga 7 for l 0®
Schumachers Buckwheat B. R. Ft oar 2ib pkga 6 * or 1 JJ
Victor rolled Oats (Very fine) 2lb pkgs SL * or 1
Roiled Oats (Bulk) 25ft>a Sot 100
Navy Beans 10 Ibe for fo
Lima Beana 8 lbs for fo
Pearl Barley 7 Ibe for 6o
Pearl Tapioca 6 lbs for 6n
Sago 6 lbs for 6n
Rice A No. 1 6 lbs for 6*
Cories Hominy 8 lbs for fo
Vermicilli per box 66
Macaroni per box 66
ANo I—Lard 5-lb pailaeach 66
ANo I—Lard 10-lb pails each 1 oo
Evaporated Apples 5 Ibe for 6o
Evaporated Peaches 4 lbs for 6n
Evaporated Plums 4 lbs for fo
Evaporated Apricots 4 lbs for 6a
Evaporated Pears 4 lbs for 6o
Prunes 4 lbs for 6a
Sultans Seedless Raisins 4 lbs for 6#
Three Crown Rsiaina 5 Ibe for 60
McLaughlin XXXX Package Coffee 6 pkga 1 OO
Arbuckles Package Coffee 6 pkga 1
Mocha and Java Coffee (Extra fine) 2f lbs 1 oa
B. F. Japan Tea per lb 6a
Gun Powder Tea per lb 7a
Early Breakfast Tea per lb Ck»
Oolong Per lb 00
These goods will be sold only as
quoted above. These prices are
made to unload surplus
stock. Will fill orders *
for priced lots.
CAN NUT ASSORT. BUY AS SET
OUT ABOVE.
Colorado Trading &
Development Company,
CRYSTAL, t t S COLORADO.
NO. 30.

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