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THE SILVER LANCE.
VOL 5. THE SILVER LANCE. Published every Friday at Crystal Gtiwiaos County, Colorado. Geo. C. Eaton, Frank I. White, Editors and Publishers. Entered at th* Crystal Post Office for tranr miiwion tlironrh llieraailenHuMcond-olasHmatter: 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 KATES: 1 mo. 2 mo. S mo. 6 1no.1l yr. 1 Inch t 1 50 $ 2 75 $ 4 00$ G 00*12 00 * 8 00 5 50 8 (JOj 12 00 24 <M> • ** 5 00 0 00 13 00 25 00 50 00 . * « U0 11 00 16 00 30 00 00 00 $ “ 7 00 18 00 20 00 JW «»0 76 00 A ** 8 OO 15 00 23 00 41 00 8» 00 7 “ 8 50 18 00 25 00 46 00 K <X> 8 " .. 9 00 16 50 20 OOl 48 00 96 00 • •* 9 50 18 00 28 00 50 00 100 00 10 ** 10 00 19 00 SO 00 52 00 ln4 00 11 ** I 10 50 20 00 81 00 54 00 108 00 12 *» I 11 ooj 21 00 88 00I 55 00 110 UU Special rates 0 noted on application. Silver 57Lead $3.00. The inclement weather of the past week has made travel on the Crystal river stage line rather light. Judge Owcra of Leadville doubtless has a poor opinion of grand juries in general and his own in particular. Several of the mines in this camp are making preparations to operate through the entire winter. Crystal is no longer only a summer camp. Latest advices would seem to indicate that the Cuban war, the Hawaiian affair and the Denver water fight will all be arbitrated about the same time! Easterners who imagine silver is easily mined, and that for this reason Colors doans favor free coinage, should come to Crystal and observe how the white metal is produced. If a settlement of the coal miners strike is not soon reached the indications now are that the clash of officers may soon take place which has frequently formed the horrible chapter in labor troubles. England is threatened with trouble at the hands of the fanatics in India. After reading Julian Hawthorne’s report in the Cosmopolitan it is a question whether it is “fanatics” or some of the -‘starving millions.” For two years the people of Denver have been involved in a controversy with the Denver Union Water Company, and do not seem to have the question any nearer a settlement than at the begin ning of the troubles. There are men in every community who are everlastingly kicking, with or without cause! reminding one of the fa bled machine that sits at the bottom of the sea “grinding out salt, salt, and nothing but salt.” Crystal has never been a “boom” camp and it is not the desire of the owners of properties in the district that it should ever be. But gradually a half dozen pro ducing mins* have been developed, and many promising prospects. John Brisben Walker, editor of the Cosmopolitan, who made his fortune in Denver is to establish a university of which E. Benjamin Andrews, recently deposed at Brown university because of his free coiuagc views is to be president. Over the grave stands Love sobbing and by her side stands Hope and whis pers: “We shall meet again. Before all life is death and after all death is life. The falling leaf, touched with the hectic flush that tells of autumn’s death, is in a subtler sense, a prophecy of spring,”— Col. R. O. Liyerst l'. Silver has been as low as cents per ounce this week and there are some who prophesy that having started on the downward rood it will not stop before the 56-cent point is reached. We do not know as to this, but we do know that long before that point is reached the mines of Colorado, that output silver ore solely or with but a few dollars in gold in addition will shut down and thousands of miners be out of work, Ridyiray Ropulist. AMONG THE MINES. Float Picked Up Around the Crystal District and Echoes From the /lany Mines. Chariey Hunt is taking out ore and shipping to the Marble S, & R. Co., from the fractional claim of the Jack Whack er. / Y. B. Ford has struck pay ore in the Exchange on Whitehouse. This is one of the Tabor A Chain group, and- looks very promising. Frank Doinpke has taken a contract to extend the tunnel fifty feet on the Bo nanza King. The work is being done through the workings of the Old Colum bia, which is now idle. The Belle of Titusville is sinking on the shaft as fast as possible. It will re quire several weeks to complete it to the desired depth. We understacd the ore streak cut through proved to run richer than expected. Information comes in to the effect that A1 Ferris has a splendid prospect near Scofield, that is rich in lead and carries several ounces silver. Mr. Ferris is a practical miner and wo are glad to note his lucky strike. In the Inez the west drift is nearing the point where it is expected an ore body will be tapped, and the work is pro greasing rapidly. In the upraise work is being done with hand steel and breaking considerable o«e. Kline & Dempke have finished their contract work on the Mason A Ring property on Whitehouse. This work was b *gun last year, the contract being let for an extension of the tunnel one hun dred and fifty feet. Whitehouse mountain seem 4 to be the center of considerable activity this sum mer, and some of the properties are showing exceptionally fine ore. Almost every day we hear of now contracts being let for work up there. Lum Sams made a contract for work on some of his prop erties while in Marble Saturday. Work on the Crystal Mountain Mine is being done under most favorable con ditions, and progressing as rapidly as Manager Melton could wish. The new men have become familiar with the prop, erty, the rust is worn off and the mach inery is on good behavior. The forma tion in the breast of the tunnel, whore work is being prosecuted, is changing and the indications are that an ore body may soon be tapped. Ore is being taken out of the new shaft on the Lead King and shipped to the smelter. A thirty ton car was sent this week to the Hawley sampler at Pueblo and another car will follow as soon as jack trains can haul the ore to Carbondale, Work is also being done prospecting on the contact in the lower tunnel. It is the intention to drive the main tunnel in as fast as possible to con nect with the shaft. OUR SALTED PLACER. Washed From the Rich Deposits on The l-ance Exchange Table. We certainly hope that the disagree ment which'prevents the completion of the Crystal river railroad will soon be amicably settled. The completion of the road would open up n rich mining coun try as well as the celebrated marble quar ries of that section. - Gunnison News. *** It is now' announced that the Colora do Fuel & Iron Co. have secured a re duced rate, and will enter the Missouri river markets. This is satisfactory in formation, as it will assure a larger out put for the mines of Huerfano, Las Ani mas and Fremont counties. This coal will center at Pueblo and will naturally go east over the Santa Fe and Missouri Pacific lines, the two direct east-bound roads from that city. It remains now for the Burlington and Rock Island and Union Pacifiic in connection with the Gulf to open a market along their terri tory for the coal mined in northern Col orado, and for the anthracite and bitu minous veins on the line of the Rio Grande in Gunnison and Garfield coun ties. —Neic Castle Nonpareil. We do not believe there is a silver and lead producing district in the country that is making greater strides forward and that shows more marked signs of prosperity than the Crystal River dis trict in the northwest portion of this county. Everybody seems busy and the entire district shows signs of steady growth and well merited prosperity. But when the true merits of this district, rich in practically all the precious and base metals as well as coal—both anthra cite and bitumtnous — marble- moun tains of is in every shade and color t-erpentine, -late, granite and practically all other desirable decorative and build ing material, the only wonder is that tfiin discrict, even though hid away as it CRYSTAL, GUNNISON COUNTY. COLORADO, AUGUST 6, 1897. is in the very heart and most secluded part of the Elk Mountains, has so long escaped the attention from capital which it so richly deserved. Now, however, after so many years of patient wasting by the early pioneers of the district, the evo of their harvest time is apparent, and we are pleased to see a number of those who have waited with uncomplain ing patience for the recognition their district is entitled to, among those who will garner in the richest harvest.—Gum nison Champion. IN TUNNELS AND SHAFTS. THe Lance Young: Man Seeing some of the Mines by the Light of Candles. The other day the Lance young man found his way along the miners trail up Crystal canon to the Belle of Titusville properties. We first visited the power house and concentrating mill, where a water motor generates ninety horse pow er, propelling the large Liner compressor. By a pipe line fifteen hundred feet long the power is communicated from the plant to the mine to propel the air drills, by means of which the great mass of stone we call Mineral Point is penetrated at the miners pleasure, with tunels, shafts and other passages miners call by names the tenderfoot finds a new parlance. The power plant and mill is an expen sive plant of machinery, representing an investment of $30,000. The capacity of the mill is about eight tons of ore per day, and is reduced in the ratio of about four to one, varied according to the grade of the ore. To the mine is a long climb up the face of Mineral Point, following a tortuous trail that seems to steep for any other animal than man but the sure-footed jacks travel it laden with steel and iron, powder, pipe and other mine supplies. It required nearly an hou r for the writer to make the ascent from the mill, but the miners who live in the buildings near by go up in less than a half hour. The main tunnel extendi into the mountain a little more than three hun dred leet, following a true fissure vein, which we can see well defined by the flickering light of our candles. At the farther end of the tunnel a room has been cut out at the sice of the tuunel and here the workmen are sinking a shaft, from which drifts will lie run at various level*. At a depth of about twenty feet the vein was cut and found to be increas ing in width as though about to open into an ore body. When half way in the tunnel a strong draft of air. coming from an upraise shaft snuffed out the candles. This we were afterwards shown comes down from sixty feet above where the vein is cutout by underhand stoping along the contact for about seventyflve feet, and to a heighth of about thirty feet. N. W. Ward, the foreman of the mine was very kind and explicit in explaining the theories and practice of mining. After our visit to the property we en joyed a pleasant hour at Mr. Ward’s home and with his interesting family partook of a splendid dinner, which Mrs. Ward prepares to perfection. A City of Magnificent Distances The above may not seem applicable to Crystal in itself, but when speaking of our neighbor cities it is appropriate. When W’e choose to journey away from our quiet Elk Mountain camp we have to travel far. Below we give the dis tances to important points of the state. D. & R. G. Ry., via Carbondale, Denver, 41G miles. Puebio, 314 miles. Colorado Springs, 351 miles. Colorado Midland via Carbondale: Denver, 337 miles. Colorado Springs 263 miles. Local Distances. c!arbondale, (stage road) 36 miles. Crested Butte, (wagon road) 20 miles. Aspen, (trail) 26 miles. An Earthquake Shock. About 1:40 o’clock this morning an earthquake shock was felt by Crystalites who did not sleep too soundly. Two shocks in quick succession were first felt and after an intermission of perhaps two minutes a third shock more violent than the others. The first shock was accompanied by loud rumblings “more distinct than the blasts in the Inez, is the way a citizen who lives within a hundred yards of that mine described it. As Crystal has no telegraphic com munication with the outside world it is not known whether the disturbance was general or not. Jim Brynn, after being laid up four weeks as a result of a fourth of July accident, went to work on Whitehouse Monday morning, Little Sister. Little Sister’s prim and sly; With a keen and knowing eye; With a bright and roguish glance, Sharper than a soldier’s lance. At that glance my faint heart goes Down and hobnobs with my toes. Can she know the boon I seek - Why I call three times a week? How she watches all my moves Ah! I hope she quite approves! And slio treats me to such airs, While my darling is upstairs. She’s discovered why I call! Little sister knows it all! Harry Romaink in August Ladies Home Journal. Married. At Crystal, Colorado, Wednesday, Aug ust 4th, 1897, at nine o’clock, p. m., Mr. Victor A. Cobbjand Mrs. Christina Brock - aw were united in the snered bonds of wedlock, T. O’Bryan Esq., officiating. Mr. Cobb is a well known miner of Crystal catnp, and is employed in the Inez mine. The bride, for nearly a year landlady at the eating house, is also well known to the people of the cAinp, with all of whom the Lance unites in wishing the newly married ccuple a happy voyage on the matrimonial sea. Mr. and Mrs. Cobb will reside in the assay office build ing. This was Judge O’Bryan’s first mar riage service and out of deference to his modesty only Mesdames O’Bryan and Black were present to witness the cere mony. Judge did it as gracefully as though it were a daily thing, hewever. Truths Told In a Few Words A child's respect for its parent is not secured by over leniency any more than by over severity. A daughter should never seek nor lie allowed to “outdress” her mother. In every family the mother should be the beat-dressed member. The discarded finery of a daughter should never constitute a mother’s ward robe. No on.) feels especially dignified in the presence of one whose old clothes she is wearing, and n mother should at all times preserve her dignity before her children. The mother who nevec looses her qucenliness will never lose her Preventable misfortunes consist, chiefly of manifold little things, little to do, but immense things to have done. The man who earns one dollar and spends two, and the man who earns twq and spends one, stands on either side of the hair-line between heedlessness and discretion, between ruin and safety. Parents generally receive that measure of filial respect they deserve—not always, pel haps, but very generally. When a mother allows her daughter to appropriate her wraps, gloves, veils, or other articles of personal attire, she be gins a policy of familiarity which, sooner or later breeds contempt. A respect for one’s belongings engenders a respect for their possessor.—August Indies Home Journal. The Women With Red Hair. Thi9 word of encouragement is offered by some kind hearted woman to girls who lament their bright locks; “The Catherines who made Russia great had rod hair; so had Maria Theresa, who saved Austria and made it the empire it is; so had Anne of Austria, who ruled France for so long; So had Queen Eliza beth and Catherine Borgin. as well as Mary Antoinette, whose blonde tresses had in them a glint of gold..’.’ Mary Stu art Queen of Scotts. should lie added. Ohio, lowa, Virginia and Massachusetts are the only states in the union that will elect governors this fall. This is an off year. Colorado to the front again. The big gest law suit on record was one over a Lead villo mining porperty, which involves 330,000,000. A steamer recently arrived in New York brought a party of fifty Russians with $125,000 cash. They came to Mis souri, where they will engage in stock raising. Colorado could use a few of that sort of emigrants. A Chicago paper prints a table show that five western states have paid oh a mortgage indebtedness of $180,000,000 in the last three years. Kansas and " _»uth Dakota lead with fifty million of debt wiped out in eacii state; Nebraska next eh>*cks off thirty millions, followed by Norm Dakota and lowa each reducing obligations twentyflve millions. Minne sota has paid off twenty per cent of her 1 debt within eighteen month.*. 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 $1.0(1 Code, Elfelt A Co. Poaches, 5 cans.. Ijo9 White Owl Corn, 9 cans for 1.00 “ Apricots, 5 “ .. IDO Empson Daisy Peas, 8 cans for 1.00 “ Pears, 5 cans.for. 1.00 Hamburgh Early June Peas, Scholl's Extra Select Pine 6 cans for 1.00 Apple, 5 cans for 1.00 N. J. Sweet Potatoes, 5 cans for 1.00 Anderson’ Ass't'd Jam, 8 cans for.. 1.00 Lewis Baked Beans, 4 cans for 1.00 Hamburgh Gal. Apples, 3cans for.. 1.95 Van Camp Pork A Beans, 4 cans for 1.00 Ass’t’d Gal. Pie Fruit, 3 cans for... IDO Hub City Baked Beans, scans for.. 1.00 Hals Gal. Regent Maple, per can... DO Field Cove Oysters, 5 cans for 1.00 Quarter Gal. Extra Fine Pure Harrington lit) Salmon, 5 cans for.. 1.00 Maple Syrup, per can, 45 211) Rex Corned Beef, 4 cans for 1.00 Eagle Condensed Milk, 5 cans for.. 1.00 31b Rex Roast Beef, 4 cans for 1.00 Crown “ “ 5 cans for.. 1.00 Ketchup, Gallon Cans, per can 75 St. Charles “ “ 7 cans for.. 1.00 Mustard Sardines, 5 catjs for NO Economy “ “• 7 cans for.. 1.00 , Domestic Sardines, 5 cans for .50 ( Washing Preparations. Red Seal Lye, 4 cans for $ .50 Dusky Diamond Tar Soap, 10 bars. |lD$ White Russian Soap, 18 bars for... 1.00 Sqpolio, Large, 8 bars for 1.00 Denver Best Soap, 18 bors for 1.00 1777, Large size. 4 bars for • .60 Ivory Soap - Large Size, 10 bars for 1.00 Scrubbing Brushes, each 90 Breakfast Foods. Quaker Buckwheat Self Raising I Victor Rolled Oats (very fine) Flour, 21b pkgs., 7 for $l.OO 21b package, 0 for $l.OO Schumakere Buckwheat S. R. Rolled Oats, (Bulk) 258 m for 1.00 Flour, 2 It) pckgs. 0 for 1.00 Navy Beans, lOtbs for $ .50 , Cories Hominy, 8 lbs for DO Lima Beans, 8 tbs for .50 | Vermicilli, per box 65 Pearl Barley, 7 lbs for CO ; Macaroni, per box -65 Pearl Tapioca, 5 lbs for Doi A No. 1 Lard, 5 lb pails each .65 Sago, b lbs for 50 | “ “ 10 tt) “ 1-00 Rice, A, No. 1, 6 lbs for 50 . Dried Fruits Coffees aud Teas Evaporated Apples, 5 lbs for $ NO McLaughlin's XXXX Package Evaporated Peaches, 4 lbs for .50 Coffee, 0 packages for 61.00 Evaporated Plums, 4 lbs for 60 Arbuckle’s Coffee 6 pkgs. for 1.00 Evaporated Apricots, 4 lbs for, .50 Mocha and Java (extra fine) lbs. 1.00 Evaporated Pears, 4 lbs for 50 B. F. Japan Tea, per lb *6O Prunes, 4 lbs for NO Gunpowder Tea, per lb 70 Sultana Seedless Raisins, 4 lbs for. .50 Early Breakfast Tea, pea lb AO Three Crown Raisins, 5 lbs for NO Oolong Tea, per lb A0 I —» 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* i CRYSTAL, ; : * COLORADO* •NO. 3 a;