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THE SILVER LANCE. PUBLISHED EVERY FRIDAY AT COSTAL Guwsisoh County, Colorado. Geo. C. Eaton, : : Frank I. White, Editora and Publishers. Entered at l ha ('rjrata! Poat Office for traur mission tiirua;-,b the rnaila ** Nenond-claae matter: Subscription $2.50 a Year. A mark nomas this notice sigififies that your subscription has expired. The pa per will Ikj continued to all subscribers unless wo are otherwise notified and un til all arrearages are paid up. ADVERTISING KATES: ,1 mo. It mo. 3 mo. 6 uio.ll > r. 1 Inch S I 50 $ 2 75 $ 4 00 $ 6 00'$12 00 * 3 00 5 50 8 00, 12 00. 24 00 « ** 5 00 9 00 13 00 i 25 00 50 00 * * 6 U0 11 00 1« 00 30 OOj 00 00 & “ 7 00 13 00 20 00 88 <>0 76 00 6 ** 8 00 15 00 23 00 41 00 8« 00 7 “ 8 50 18 00 25 00 46 00 *2 00 8 ** fl 01* 16 50 2fi 00 48 On | Oil 00 0 • • 0 50 18 0l» 28 00 50 00|l00 00 10 - I 10 00 19 00 80 00 52 00 104 00 11 “ | 10 50 20 00 31 00 54 00 108 00 12 ** 11 00 21 00 33 00 55 OOlllt 00 Special niton Quoted on application. Silver Lead $3.59. Crystal is a splendid resort for the careworn business man to spend his va cation, It is quiet, healthful, and there is no more picturesque spot iu the Rocky Mouttains. It is with regret we note the misfor tune that l>efell Cardondale Wednesday morning. Several buildings were burned and quite heavy losses were sustained by the unfortunate victims. The extra session of Congress adjourn ed at nine o’clock Saturday night after having enacted the tariff bill into a law. Speaker Rood announced the committees of the House the last day. The Denver law-makers seem to not have been “seen” by the bill-board corporation; It begins to look like the tiretraps and filth depositories along Denver thoroughfares will be removed. Mollic Lease, the Kansas Populist leader and lecturer has announced her self a candidate Governor of that commonwealth. But then it is a year l»efore another state campaign opens in Kansas. The Sauta Fe road has changed the time of its tliroi/gh train out of Denver from 8:50 p, m„ to 4 a. m., thus giving the Denver morning paper an advantage of twelve hours over Kansas City and St. Louis. “In ’81,” said an old-timer, “a person travelling along the trails in this section might have imagined a battle in progress all around him. The hills constantly echoed blasts, and as the prospectors all were doing surface work the explosions sounded very loud.” Thero is always something better just beyond. Some*' ing in human nature makes men ready to follow’ where each new Eldorado is proclaimed to the world. Just now the Clondyke is the pretty spot over tho hill, —the one refreshing oasis in the gold seekers desert. The new tariff law is in effect. Every household necessity will cost more than we have been in tiie habit of paying, but that is part of the prosperity program. , The Republican policy of protection is j extended to all interosts of the nation except the one controlling all the others —Finance. Now that the Graeco-Turkish affair is out of the public mind the ever energetic associated press has discovered there is still a war in Cuba, and we are receiving through the daily press installments of a continued story of cruelty, butchery and rapine carried on by the soldiery of a Christian/?; nation. Had France delayed aid for the colo nies while a Congress of malcontents agreed’upon a tariff measure, it is very doubtful whether the United States would have been free from British rule in 1781. Still our countrymen at Wash ington allow poor Cuba to bleed while partisan questions are disposed of, Many people come and go and do not know that within a ten minutes walk of Crystal is a hot spring, at a temperature of about 85 degrees, furnishing anabund ant supply of highly mineralized water. A public bath house just below the spring affords the opportunity toreeeive tiie benefits of its waters free of. cost. The Silver Lance. AMONG THE MINES. Float Picked Up A round the Crystal District and Echoes From the rtany Mines. * A break-down of the machinery at the Belle of Titusville yesterday morning closed that property down for repairs, this will necessitate idleness until Sun day or Monday. Work on the Missouri Belle is being pushed so as to put it to patent as soon as possible. Extensive work has hereto fore been done on this property. Mr, T. O'Bryan has the contract. Ford A Dudley have taken a sub lease on the Tabor mine on Whitehouse moun tain, on commenced work on the proper ty Wednesday. They think a good lot of splendid ore can be taken out. Y. B. Ford and V. A. Cobb have been sending the ore they had on the dump at the Milwaukee to the Marble S. A R. Co. Eightysix jack loads were brought down in three trains, aggregating about nine tons. w The Inez Gold A Silver Mining Com pany is continuing development work. A drift is being driven&’ost from the main tunnel to strike the ore body which was cut through in a paralle. drift on the second upraise. 1 The new tables and other repairs for the Scofield concentrator have been re ceived, we understand, and the wheels will be turning in a few days, treating oref rom the Lulu and other near-by prop erties of the mill company. Fred A. Fisher of Aspen has taken some splendid looking ore from a pros pect in Crystal Basin. He has been prosecuting work on a tunnel until a few days ago, when he went higher up on an open cut, where he is striking good look ing ore. M. N. Shidler, of Cripple Creek has has been securing some assays from the Buffalo, in Crystal Basin, the past ten days to determine the prospects of that property. Shidler Crothers A Bean have secured a lease ou this property and will begin work at once if the assays show as favorable as they expect. Yesterday afternoon the whistle at the Crystal Mountain Mine blew for the first time in twelve months. The repairs on the engine and other machinery has been completed, the power drills set up and once more the hum of activity is heard. Monday morning six men will be put on and development work will be pushed. The furnaces will be blown in at the Marble Smelting A Refinieg Company’s new smelter, Monday morning. Ores now in the bins to be treated are from the Lead King, Tabor A Chain, Milwau kee, Jack Whacker, Bradbury, Mattivi Brothers, and Daisy mines. Hoffman Brothers, the managers of the new plant are confident it will be a propitious be ginning. This morning the Lead King begins shipping ore to the smelter. It is being hauled to Marble by jack train, thence to Carbondale, whore it is loaded on cars. There is a big lot of ore on the dump at this mine and more will follow the pres ent shipment. The shaft from the top is completed and the new power whim in operation. Development work is to prosecuted vigorously for the present, ore bodies blocked out. The shaft being sunk on the Belle of Titusville struck the vein at a depth of About twenty feet below tho level of the tunnel, and found it widened to about four feet, carrying a mineral streak twen ty inches wide at the point whore the shaft cuts it. The shaft will lie sunk to a depth of fifty feet or more when drift ing will be begun to strike the contact at various levels along the vein. The vein in the shaft is a pretty good looking ore body in itself, and the prospect is very promising to strike a large body of ore soon. But the management proposes to block out the mineral and continue de velopment work for the preseent, and leave the matter of shipping until a later date. Suicide of a Horse. Suicides have grown so common that Bro. Orange, of Silver Cliff has been moved to offer to loan his arsenal to any who desire to hurry on to the hereafter. But this morning a spirit is wandering in horse heaven that Will Bailey avows deliberately committed suicide to avoid being sold by its master. A man travelling for his health camped up on the Crystal Mountain trail, and one of our citizens dickered with the stranger to trade for a mare he drove, with a pretty colt by her side. A little later the maro was picketed out. After brooding over the prospects.of being sold (This is Bailey’s.version;, she bid her colt an affectionate fare well,, jumped across a - where the rope would not reach, and died by strangulation. CRYSTAL, GUNNISON COUNTY, COLORADO, JULY 30, 1897. At The Hospital Window. Ain’t the stars purty Up there in the sky? Shinin’ an’ shinin’ O, ever so high. Le’s lay here, Billy, An’ count ’em an’ see How many’s winkin’ At you an’ at me. Ain,t many yet; we’ll Git over it soon; Ketch’em a-comin’, An’ start with the moon. One, two 4 three, four, five. Which side are you on— This side ’or that side?— O, looky! it’s gone. Cloud has come over. Wait, now, tt’ll shine Just in a minute— Now! This side is mine. Why, there’s a lot more Come out since; le’s see; Start it oil over— Begin: one, two, three. Looky there, Billy! See that thing! Whoo-ee! Fly in’ acrost there— Say, what can it be? • Shootin’ and sizzlin’— I’ll bet somethin’s wrong. That there thing’s tail is Half a mile long. There! It’s all gone now. Why, Billy, I swan Millions have come fruin Where that un has gone. Pshaw! We can’t do it; We never can keep Tally, they come so. Le’s us go to sleep. Billy—say- -tell me, Now who -do you s’pose Gethers the stars in When all the night goes? Bet—he must start—work Along before —day, ’Relse he could—never Put all—of—’em ’way.—Carl Smith, in August Ladies Home Journal. OUR SALTED PLACER. Washed From the Rich Deposits oa The Lance Exchange Table. A Pennsylvania man has a new process to keep eggs from spoiliug. Our process is to cat ’em fresh, or, failing in that—to send them back east and let the heat hatch them out.-— Orange's Rustler. An abandoned church in a wesern town bears over the entrance the inscription “This is the gate of Heaven.” Beneath it is a sheriff’s notice containing this line “Closed by order of the American Loan Company.”-— Coal Creek Enterprise. Mr. Bryan, it is reported, is preparing to make a visit to Mexico to study the silver question from that standpoint. We believe in Mr. Bryan's patriotism to the extent that if he found, after a thorough investigation, that the free coinage of silver would be injurious to the Ameri can citizen, he would so declare. Glen wood A raid n c.he Colt’s revolvers seem to be favorite implements of suicide in these days, but we believe there are others just as good. Any of our friends who contemplate shuf fling their own deck can borrow any one of three kinds of “guns” from us, none of which are Colts’ but all good. We don’t want one maker to have a monopoly on suicide machines.— Orange's Rustler. PRECIOUS STONES. Where Some of them ere Found In the United States. Sapphires and rubies are found near Helena, Montana, but they are not of the standard blue and red shades so much prized. They have never been mined in a systematic manner, though within the last three years companies have been formed to mine for them either separate ly or incidentally to the search for gold. Emeralds have been mined to a small extent in Alexander county, North Caro lina, and some beryls have been discov ered in Colorado, at New Milford, Con necticut, and at Stoneham, Maine. Turquoise is systematically mined at Los Cerrillos, New Mexico, but it lacks the softness of. color that distinguishes the Persian gem, though it is fully equal to it in hardness. It is not generally known but is none the less true that the mines at Los Cerrillos are the only place in the world outside of Persia where tur quoise are found. The finest garnets in the world, rival ing those of the Cape of Good Hope, are collected by the Navajo Indians and by soldiers of the adjacent forts from ant hills and scorpion nests in. New Mexico and Arizona. The Indians trade them for stores, and they, are sent to market in parcels weigh ing; sometimes as. much as thirty or forty pounds. This: about completes the list of better known, and more important precious stones, found in the United States. Fire At Carbondale. Fire broke out at two o’clock Wednes day morning, in the rear of Mike Garvin’s saloon, and spread rapidly to adjoining buildinga. The flames communicated to the Bewail building, occupied by Price Wickliffe’a butcher shop, and at almost the same time Mrs. Collins’ restaurant was added to the list. The next building doomed was the Dean, used as a lodging house. The four buildings were frame and burned like tinder. Some of the occupants lost their clothing, barely es caping with their, livos. Mr. Garvin’s valuable New Foundland dog was cremated in the saloon building. The loss aggregates over SI,OOO, insur ance $2,000. Atchison Globe Sights. No man’s trouble is as great as his sighs. No young man is worth as much as his prospects. There is such a thing as having too much ambition. Strawberries are not as good as they look; nothing is. Don’t take advantage of every oppor tunity to find fault. We old people believe that a man is. in his prime at seventy. Industry has no friends, but somehow it always succeeds. A girl is getting old as soon as she puts her hair up in a knot. Girls should show less fear of a mouse and more of a man. If people really feared hell, this weath er would reform the world, There is nothing so comfortable as a crash suit, except nakedness. A little sense will pay a woman full as well as kindness and patience. Have you ever noticed it? There is a nuisance in every neighborhood. Every man, according to some woman, is scared to death of his wife. People make themselves very miserable by telling jokes on each other. If you feel you must give advice, be come a lawyer or doctor, and sell it. There is always hope beyond; we are sure to have colder weather next winter. So many people love authority that it is always easy to find an umpire at a ball game. When a woman wants thirty or forty dollars she asks her husband for a “little change.” A woman talks about forgiving an of fender os if her forgiveness opened heav ens gate for him. It takes very little learning to give the daughter of a rich man the reputation of being “literary.” We do not admire everything Cupid does, hut there is or denying his good taste and sense in dressing. Patience with a husband is an equally good investment for a woman to mnkc as patience with a son. w When some young men fall in love, they show the first symptoms by invest ing heavily in perfumery. Vif a person who has a little trouble is not very careful, be is in danger of be coming a professional martyr. At this season of the year we always make a resolution to be braver in facing the cold weather next winter. Most persons think their “trade” is so valuable that merchants would fail should they patronize other stores. A man who keeps out of lodge proces sions has genius, and can make some thing out of himself if he tries. Our idea of a good time would be to have so little to do that we could never remember what day of the week it is, A man may have enough self control to laugh at a joke on himself, but he can’t keep an odd look out of his eyes. When a girl is preparing to get mar ried, her friends make as much fuss over her as if she was going away to a hospit al to be operated on. This world will not be just right until every woman is presented with a police man’* club and a star as soon as she becomes the mother of a boy. The half centennial celebration of the Utah Pionoers was the means of attract , ing the largest number of people ever gathered in Salt Lake City. The Daily [ Tribune , Utah’s great newspaper gave complete details of each days events and also issued a handsome booklet giving : the. Pioneer History of the state. The book will lie mailed to any address on receipt of twenty cents by the publishers. Make No Mistake! ....Here’s Your Chance.... BARGAIN SALE. The following named Goods will be disposed of to reduce stock at prices quoted for spot CASH ONLY. Canned Goods. Cupid Tomatoes, 7 cans for »l.<r1 Code, Elfelt A Co. Ponchos, 5can*.. 1.00 White Owl Corn, 9 cans for 1.0(1 “ Aprioota, 5 " .. l.ou Empeon Daisy Pens, 8 cans for 1.00 “ Pears, 5 cans for. 1.00 Hamburgh Early Juno Peas, Scholl's Extra Select Pino 6 cans for 1.00 Apple, 5 cana for 1.00 N. J. 8wfs*t Potatoes, , r » cans for 1.00 Anderson'Ass't’d Jam, 6 cans for.. 1.00 Lewis Baked Boang, 4 cans for 1.00 Hamburgh Gal. Ap; .',os, .’leans for.. 1.25 Van Camp Pork A Beans, 4 cans for 1.00 Asa't'd Gal. Pie Fruit, 3 cans for... 1JS0 Hub City Baked Beuns, 5 cans for.. 1.00 Hals Gal. Regent Mnple, per can... M Field Cove Oysters, 5 cans for 1.00 Quarter Gal. Extra Fine Pure Harrington 1 lb Salmon, 5 cans for.. 1.00 Maple Syrup, per can 45 211) Box Corned Beef, 4 cans for 1.00 Bffgle Condensed Milk, 5 cans for.. l.fflf 3 lb Rex Roast Beef, 4 cans for 1.00 Crown " “ 5 cans for.. 1.00 Ketchup. Gallon Cans, per can 1.00 St. Charles “ “ 7 cans for.. 1.00 Mustard Sardines, 5 cans for 50 Economy ** “ 7 cans for., 1.00 Domestic Sardines, 5 cans for 00 Washing Preparations. Rod Senl Lyo, 4 cans for.. . # $ .50 DiiHky Diamond Tar Soap, 10 bare.$1.00 While Russian Soaa, 18 bare for... 1.00 8apolio, Lirge, 8 bare for 1.00 Denver Best Soap. 18 bare for 1.00 1777, Large size. 4 bare ror 00 Ivory Soap Large Size, 10 bare for 1.00 Scrubbing Brushes, each 20 Breakfast Foods. Quaker Buckwheat Self Raising Victor Rolled Data (very fine) Flour, 21b pkgs., 7 for $1.0(1 21!) package, 9 for $1.00 Schumakere Buckwheat S. R. Rolled Oats, ( Bulk) 25lbs for 1.00 Flour, 21l» pokgN. 6 for 1.00 Navy Beans, lO&w for $ .50 Cories Hominy, 8 lbs for AO Lima Beans, 8 lbs for Si 0 Vermicilli, per box 65 Pearl Barley, 7 Dm for A0 Macaroni, per box 65 Pearl Topioca, 5 lbs for .50 A No. 1 Lard, 5 l!» pails each 65 Sago. 5 DM for JS0 “ “ 10 lb “ 1-00 Rice, A, No. 1, 8 IblM for 50 Dried Fruits Coffees aud Teas Evaporated Apples, 5 lbs for $ .50 McLaughlin's XXXX Package Evaporated Peaches, 4 lbs for Si 0 Coffee, 6 packages for $1.00 Evaporated Plums, 4 Uni for 50 Arbuckle’s Coffee 4 pkgs. for 1.00 Evaporated Apricots. 4 lbs for, A0 Mocha and Java (extra fine) lbs. 1.00 Evaporated Pears, 4 Uni for .50 B. F. Japan Tea, per lb .60 Prunes, 4 lbs for .50 Gunpowder Tea, per lb 70 Sultana Seedless Raisins, 4 lbs for. .50 Early Breakfast Tea, pea lb. - .80 Three Crown liaisins, 5 lbs for J*0 Oolong Tea, per lb 90 These goods will be sold only as quoted above. These prices are made to unload surplus - stock. Will fill orders for priced lots. CAN NOT ASSORT. BUY AS SET OUT ABOVE. Colorado Trading & Development Company, CRYSTAL, : : : COLORADO- .NO. 31.