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THE SILVER LANCE.
VOL 5. THE SILVER LANCE. Published every Friday at Crystal Gunnison County, Colorado. Geo. C. Eaton, : Frank I. White, Editors and Publishers. Entered at the Crystal Post Office for trans mission throni-.irt he mails HM.HAoond-elass 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 uj>. ADVERTISING KATES: 1 1110. 2 1110. 3 ino. tt mo. 1 >1. 1 Inch S ! 50 $ 2 7A;» 4 00 * «> 00 $12 00 1 * 8 00| 5 50 8 U0, 12 00; 21 «»0 ♦ •• 5 00 9 0o 13 00 25 00 50 00 . * 0 00 11 00 10 0<»; 30 00, 60 00 5 “ 7 00 13 00 20 00 Ss <*u! 70 00 8 “ 8 (JO 15 00 23 00! 4 * 00 8» 00 7 “ 8 50 W 00, 25 00 40 00] 92 00 8 ** 9 00 10 50, 26 00' 48 0O 90 00 9 ” 9 50 18 »• 28 00 50 OOllOO 00 10 “ 10 M> 19 00 30 001 52 00 it >4 00 11 “ 10 50 20 00 31 00 54 00 108 OO 12 " ... 11 00 21 OOl 33 001 53 00'110 (10 Special rates quoted on application. ■g.'l 1 ■ '■ Silver 53Lead 93.60. The United States Geological Survey has officially announced the correct way to spell it is “K-l-o-n-d i-k-e.” The State Historical Society is making an effort to establish positively who was the first white child born in the state. Cherry Creek went on a rampage Fri day night and played havoc with w*est Denver property. Much damage was done and one man lost his life. « Too bad it wasn’t Weyler instead of Canovas. Still, come to think of it, the terrible Captain General don’t often dis turb the Cubans just imprisons Ameri can suspects occasionally. Last week the Chineset hroughout the world celebrated their ‘-Feast of the Dead.” By comparison our Decoration Day is a new- event, for the celestials have observed their event annually for many centuries. The railroads, by becoming involved in an internal fight, have inaugerated a scale of freight rates from the Atlantic sea board, such as traffic bureaus and the influence of our shippers could not heretofore effect. A now healer -a woman this time is laying on hands in Denver, and some marvelous cures are reported. Denver’s police court reports indicate that another class of women who lay hands on pock et-books are quite successtul. The government has adopted a system of pneumatic tubes for the purpose of transmitting mail between the central office and sub-stations in Greater New York. The pipes will be laid and the system put in operation during the com ing autumn. Senor Canovas de Castillo, prime min ister of Spain was assassinated by a Ne anarchist, at Santa Agucda, at three o’clock, Sunday afternoon. The premier has long been the guid;ng hand of Spain, and the effect of his de»th can only be conjectured. Brother Baker, principal pencil pusher on the Fort Morgan Times used to be numbered among our friends, but we doubt his constancy now. He copied our paragraph of pity for the poor jack and then through fear that we had borrowed it, headed it in black face type, “Did Red White Dd This?” Wware in receipt of a communication from the Secretary of the Farmer’s Club of Pitkin, Eagle and Garfield counties, with information of the approaching an nual fair to be held at Glen wood Springs September 16,17, and 18. Cash premiums aggregating $2,000 are offered, and on the la3t day the crowd will be stuffed on free poaches. We believe a mining camp brings to gether more varied phases of life than are met any place else in the world. In Crystal we have a former member of the Victorian Life Guards who served in the Soudan campaign in Egypt; A man who has circumnavigated the globe and gone almoit to the heart of the Dark Conti nent; two men who have prospected in Alaska and British Columbia, and sever al who have traveled extensively. AMONG THE MINES. Float Picked Up Around the Crystal District and Echoes From the ftany Mines. John Larson has just located five good claims on Bear Mountain, on which he will have prospecting work done soon. The Inez is only running a small force and all the work is being done on the ore streak, taking out ore, and prospect ing for a body. Jack Wise is doing assessment work on a number of claims on Sheep Mountain and may begin development work on one of his best showing claims. The Scofield concentrating mill is re ducing considerable ore, and an immense amount of development work work is making times lively around the old camp again. John Larson, Gus Johnson and Oia Carlson have taken a contract to drive a fifty foot tunnel on a Crystal Mountain property of A1 Ferris. They will begin work the first of the week. The Lead King added two men to its force this week, to push the work in the lower tunnel and in the drift at the fifty foot level. In another article in this issue will be found a description of this property. The Crystal Mountain Mine tunnel has been extended some fifteen feet the past week. It is being driven as fast as possible and it is the intention of the management to operate this mine all winter. Messrs Fisher and Boucher who are working some good showing clrirns up in Bear Basin have been opening a trail this week to haul ore down by jack train. They have already sent several shipments down to the Marble Smelting A Refining Company. The fires at the Marble Smelter were blown in the last of the week, but in the first run met with an accident which will require some time to repair. The run, though short seemed to indicate that the ore of this district can be treated suc cessfully at Marble. The new pump has reached the Belle of Titusville, and on thenday it arrived the shaft cut into a body of water which is being handled without difficulty. The shaft is being sunk rapidly but will re quire some weeks to complete it. The pump is being run night and day. Mrs. Sarah May, of Chicago, Illinois, arrived in camp this morning to look after the Cutalpa mine which is owned and controlled by ner. It is probable that while here she will execute a bond and lease on the property. The Catalpa is located on Sheep Mountain, near the famous Black Queen, on the same con tact, and is probably one of the mint promising mines of the camp. There is also a possibility that Chicago and Lon don capitalists will take hold of this mine. A Crystal Young Han’s Golden Rules Speak that which is true. Do that which is right. Be not too wise to learn. Think before you speak. Hold f.ist to that which you have. Treat a beggar civilly. Respect old age. When you see a chance to do good, do it. Keep up good courage, for “faintheart ne’er won fair lady.” Richard Altmann one of the employes at the Crystal Mountain Mine has been over a considerable portion of the Congo gold fields, west Africa, where he spent eighteen months. When he left there it was with a vessel leased from the Ger man branch of the Standard Oil Com pany, laden with a cargo of coffees and at Maderia and Havre took on wines for Hamburgh. Returning again to tin* African coast a similar cargo was loaded for Philadelphia. To Klondike Pilgrims: Let us drink a toast with a smiling boast that they’ll make a million strike, or spend all their j days in Alaskan ways on far off frozen Klondike. And just take one quaff at scoffers who laugh, but fear to wander alone, with the lads who brave the cold winds and wave to reach the northern gold zone. To the lass at home who bids the lads roam: that fond hopes may soon convene, in whose nightly prayer is in voked God’s care, through the months to intervene: To the selfish heart in the world’s hard mart, who would welcome the return, with no parting joys for the gallant boys, let us promise now to spurn. So drink as you will and success instill through the sparkling flowing bowl, for j we wish you well and hope we may tell I that you’ve found the glist’ning goal. CRYSTAL, GUNNISON COUNTY, COLORADO, AUGUST 13, 1897. IN TUNNELS AND SHAFTS. The Lance Young Man Seeing nue of the Mines by the Light of Candles. The story of the Lead King mine covers a period of seventeen years and is another of those cases frequent in the annuls of mining where men worked almost in sight of mineral without finding it, other miners came to make other errors, and at last came the hand.touched with fortunes wand or guided by knowledge gained by years of research, to wrest from nature’s depository rich stores of mineral. In 1880 Eli Pilcher, an old prospector, located it first as the “Ben Butler No. 1” and five years later sold it to A1 Johnson who did some development work, but in 1894 abandoned it. The following year it was relocated by Andy- Burnett, W. S. Smith and Geo. H. Tays, who christened it “The Lead King.” These gentlemen are all practical miners of long experience in this district, and the result has proved their judgment of this splendid property correct. The mine is located at an altitude of 10,300 feet, al>out oije mile north of Crys tal, on Meadow mountain. The main tunnel is in 170 feet cut by a shaft nine tytwo feet deep and fifty feet of upraise over the shaft to surface, at 120 feet from the mouth of tunuel. Another tunnel is being driven 23 feet below the level of the l>ottom of the shaft. The lower tunnel is on the contact vein in a lime and shale contact one which in variably carries a strong lead of mineral, and in this case it is a four foot vein of copper. The shaft in the upper tunnel is sunk on a fissure vein which breaks \ip from the contact below, and a drift being run from a fifty foot level below the tun nel is y ielding a nice lot of copper and lead ore, taken out by underhand stop ing. To this mine the “pay ore from grass roots” paragraph may properly be applied, for where the lower tunnel be gins two boulders of solid copper were rolled out, one of which weighs a ton, and the other a third of a ton. The first shipment of ore from the Lead King was made about the first of July, 96, and at present it is outputting about five tons a day, which is being shipped as fast as it can be moved to the railroad by jack trains. A whim put in a couple of weeks ago. to hoist ore in the shaft is the first pow er machinery of any description put in this property. All of the development work has l»een done with hand steel, and the mine has paid the cost of all develop ment work, done by the present owners, out of its own product, and probably a little more. A short time ago Burnett, Smith A Tays refused an offer of $75,000, spot cash for the property. It is a close company, owned exclusively by the three gentle men, who have too good evidence of its value to sell for a song. The Lead King embraces three full claims, and Ls all patented. OUR SALTED PLACER. Washed From the Rich Deposits on The Lance. Exchange Table. Of promises we tire, And in confidence we mire, When a confounded liar Fails to pay, If he don’t come up to time. With a squaring up to climb, We’ll find the word to rhyme, There’s away. If thinks were thick And thoughts were ripo Or ideas were more plenty, And folks would tell news they know About the ones who come and go, ’Twould help the papers many. Will J. Orange. * ik * J. C. Irwin spent Sunday in the usual way at the usual place, but did not return to camp at the usual time. Lanc k. For the l>enelit of the Lance, will say that Jack arrived in Aspen late yester day afternoon, alxtard of an old skate, that somewhat resembled a clothes rack and bo’th animal and rider looked tired and w-orn, He made a bee line for the court house, and it is supposed he in tended to pay his taxes or file a location on a claim for life. Aspen Times. **# Articles of incorporation have been filed with the secretary of state of Cok>- rado for the Mineral Belt Railway, the object of which is to complete The Elk Mountain Railway from the town of Eagle, in Eagle county, to the mining town of Fulford, also in Eagle county. The new company also proposes to con struct a railway and telegraph line from Bands, in Garfield county, to Crystal, in Gunnison county. The capital stock of the company is $59,900, and the incorpor ators arc Theodore Stegner, of Kansas City: Logan Russell, W. J. 11. Miller, James B. Orman, Pueblo, and C. B. Mil ler, Denver. —Mining and Industrial Reporter. In Crystal. When the full moon shines brightly Over old Whitehouse sparkling crest, And Fairies tripping lightly Wander from the mountain’s breast: Then I love to go dreaming In the land of sweet repose, Whoi-i• through some wakeful seeming A sweet zephyr gently blows: Comes to whisper strange fancies I would never dare to dream, Even in loved Luna’s glances O’er the mirrored mountain stream. * * * That same moon oft’ kisses prairies Over which it hap’s to roam, But nowhere meets prettier fairies Than about my mountain home. Frank 1. White. A Klondike shake is the newe.st thing at up-to-date soda fountains. The country should feel safe: president McKinley weighs 191 pounds. Everybody is studying a map of Alas ka at present. Good maps are scarce. The silver in a United States dollar is now worth only nlxmt fortythree cents. Maryland and Doleware the great peach states rejK»rt the crop a complete failure this year. The best thing we have heard about the Klondike rush is that some of Colo rado's worn out politicians are about to go. We could name about a ship load the state could spare. The British Cabinet will not l»e ready to answer the American Bimetallic Com mission and the French Ambassador un til October. The United States envoys are not discouraged and seem to think the Indian mints will soon bo reopened to the white metal. The. wheel is fast solving the problem of the locomotion of the future, if indeed it is not already solved. The power may l>e changed from the muscular to elec ictriuity or some other, but the pneumatic tire and th*' idea of a propelling power faster than the horse has come to stay. Denver’s Festival of Mountain and Plain in tin* early days of October is to be on a grander scale than ever before. We beg leave to predict that notwith standing the hard times the Festival will be the success it should, and tax the facilities of the city to accommodate all who will attend. Atchison Globe Sights. No farmer ever raised a full crop. Good judgment is ns important ns in dustry. Every man thinks he can tell a funny story pretty well. What do divorced women do with their wedding rings. Everyone dislikes the man who is too g«x>d to tell a lie to save a friend. We never knew a loafer who did not have n lot of rights coming to him. Every year we think less of sixteen year-old girls and more of old maids. There is no perfume in the world equal to tin* perfume from a barrel of apples. A part of every man’s training for old age should be a cultivation of the game of solitaire. If you don’t learn to laugh at trouble, you will not have anything to laugh at when you grow old. When a man luis had an operation per formed, ho thinks he is an authority on sickness of every kind. It is as hard to suit a farmer in the matter of weather as it is to suit a wo man with a husband. Why don’t turnips and beets ever dis agree with people? No one likes turnips and beets, anyway. One of the worst things in the world is to hear a man scold when he is so old he gets out of breath. It is noticeable when two men are eating peanuts, the man who bought them always eats the fastest. There is at least this to be said of this hot weather; we are not troubled with Klondiked feet. A woman doesn’t really know what criticism is until she gets married, and goes to visit her husband's kin. j When a woman finally gets a good i hired girl, she is always sure to say of 1 her that she is “awfully slow.” 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 SI.(X 1 Code, Elfelt A Co. Peaches, 5 cans.. 1.00 White Owl Corn, 9 cans for 1.00 “ Apricots, 5 “ .. 1.00 Empson Duisy Peas, 8 cans for 1.00 “ Pears, 5 cans for. 1.00 Hamburgh Early June Peas, Sc hall’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, 6 cans for.. 1.00 Lewis Baked Beans, 4 cans for 1.00 Hamburgh Gal. Apples, Scans for.. IJ> Van Camp Pork A Beans, 4 cans for 1.00 Ass’t’d Gal. Pie Fruit, 3 cans for.'.. 1.50 Hub City Baked Beans, Scans for.. 1.00 Hals Gal. Regent Maple, per can... .50 Field Covo Oysters, 5 cans for 1.00 Quarter Gal. Extra Fine Pure Harrington IR> Salmon, 5 cans for. . 1.00 Maple Syrup, per can .45 21b Rex Corned Beef, 4 cans f0r.... 1.00 Eagle Condensed Milk, 5 cans for.. 1.00 35) 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.. LOO Mustard Sardines, 5 cans-for 50 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.sl.oo While KussiaruHoap, 18 bars for. . . 1.00 Sapolio, Large, 8 bars for LOO Denver Best Soap. 18 bars for 1.00 1777, Large size. 4 bars for .09 Ivory Soap Large Size, 10 bars for 1.00 Scrubbing Brushes, each .90 Breakfast Foods. Quaker Buckwheat Self Raising j Victor Rolled Oats (very fine) Flour, 21b pkgs., 7 for $l.OO ( 21b package, 9 for $l.OO Sellumakers Buckwheat S. R. Rolled Oats, (Bulk) 25Sm f0r....... 1.00 Flour, 2B> pc kgs. 6 for 1.00 Navy Beans, 10lbs for $ .50 | Cories Hominy, 8 lbs for .50 Lima Beans, 8 lbs for 50 Vermlcilli, per box .65 Pearl Barley, 7 lbs for 50 Macaroni, per box .65 Pearl Tapioca, 5 lbs for . .50 A No. 1 Lard, slb pails each DR Sago, a lbs for f XiO ** “ 10 lb ** 1 Olf Rice, A, No. 1, 6 lbs for JBO Dried Fruits Coffees aud Teas Evaporated Apples, 5 lbs for $ .50 McLaughlin’s XXXX Package Evaporated Peaches, 4 lbs for TtO Coffee, 6 packages for $l.OO Evaporated Plums, 4 lbs for 50 Arbuckle's Coffee 6 pkgs. for 1.00 Evaporated Apricots, 4 11m for 50 Mocha and Java (extra fine) lbs. 14JI> Evaporated Pears, 4 lbs for .50 B. F. Japan Tea, per lb DO Prunes, 4 lbs for 50 Gunpowder Tea, per lb 70 Sultana Seedless Raisins, 4 llm for. .50 Early Breakfast Tea, pea lb .80 Three Crown Raisins, 5 lbs for 50 Oolong Tea, per lb 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, : s s COLORADO- NO. 33-