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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 ('rfita! Poet Office fortrans- Btiaeion Lhrontcb the mails as Hscond-oless matter: Subscription $2.50 a Year. A mark across this notice signifies that your subscription has expired. The pa per will be continued to all subscribers unless we are otherwise notified and un til all arrearages are paid up. ADVERTISING KATES: >1 uio. 2 uio.,3 mo. 6 uio.il jr. 1 Inch 6 1 50'$ 2 ?r>'$ 4 00 $ 6 00 $12 00 a • .. 3 00, 5 501 HU) 12 0*<i 24 <M) \ " 5 00 9 00 IS 00 25 00 50 00 « 1 tt 00 11 00 10 00 so 00 00 00 | “ ... 7 CD is 00 20 00 SH 00 74 00 e " H 00 15 00 2S 00 44 00 1 8» OO 7 ” 8 50 10 0<» 25 00 40 00| #2 00 8 ” 9 00 16 50 26 00 48 0'* 1 96 00 • •• 9 50 18 U* 28 00 50 00 1U) 00 10 “ 10 00 19 00 SO 00 52 00 0*4 00 11 •* 10 50 '20 00 81 00 54 00'KJR 00 1$ M 11 U) 21 <io aa <*o 55 an 10 u* Special rates quoted on application. Silver Lead $4.35. We feel safe again: no great men have been assassinated for the past ten days. The frosts are painting new tints on the mountain sides, and new snow whit ens the cloud kissed crests. C. J. S. Hoover has been nominated for county clerk of Gaflreld county. Too bad Crystalites can’t vote for him. George Fred Williams, the silver hiero of cultured Boston, ia the Democratic nominee for governor of Massachusetts. If the pictures of the Maids of Honor published in the Denver papers are good likenesses, some of them are as ugly as sin. It is to be hoped the Silver Rep ubli cans of Gunnison county will nominate good men for the various offices to bo filled. The Gunnison county Republican con vention will meet at the county seat the 9th, for the purpose of naming a county ticket When Denver hasn’t a political scandal she scares up something else: the latest is 8 speculative grab on the festival grand stand seats. The Slaves of the Silver Serpent are not the folks who see a monster sea ser pent with three heads and green whisk ers, at irregular intervals. It takes a wise man with good athletic ability to keep on the right side of pub lic sentiment, or know which side he is on in Colorado, at this time. Next week Denver gets the crowd, And it will be an awful crash, — They may come home complaining loud But Denver will have their cash. An Aspen preacher who has been very foolish, and made a sorry spectacle of himself, is the subject of several columns of sensational stuff. This doesn’t mske preachers worse or others better. Ed Wolcott’s star is rising in a constel lation that will be at its zenith about two years hence, when the junior Senator will have no difficulty in succeeding him self. This is the way the political out look appears at present. Senator Teller is just as much a pat riot today as he was a year ago, and can support Judge Hayt more consistently than two thirds of the newspapers can oppose him. Colorado has more political shysters and damphools than any other stale in the union, and they all strive to build their own glory upon the founda tion created by some one truly great. The Denver papers are saying all aorta of nice things about Miss Hurd, the lady chosen as Queen of the Fesiival of Mountain and Plain. But if half the same papers have published about her objections to riding on a float, and fear ing she might do something unbecoming a regal queen, is true, then she is not a proper person to be thus honored. She lacks tact, is self opinionated and vain. We hope the papers have been mistaken statement!. A MONO THE MINES. Float Picked Up Aroand the Crystal District sad Echoes ’From tha riaay Minas. The Milwaukee will resume work next week and continue through the winter. The ore will be handled by the Hoffman smelter. This is one of the Sheep Moun tain mines that should not lay idle a day, for it has lots of good ore in sight and has shipped considerable. S. H. Caldwell will continue work on the Van Densen as long as weather per mits. He first thought of closing down for the season some weeks ago but his anxiety to develop the property as far as possible this fall caused him to continue work. There will be considerable development work done in various mines this winter on contracts. We hear the Lead King will let a contract to drive the lower tunnel two hundred feet. This tunnel will greatly facillate the working of the best producer of the camp, besides it will probably open up new ore bodies. A1 Ferris will continue work on his claims in the vicinity of Scofield until snow drives him out. On one of these he has a fine showing of galena, and two boulders of solid lead brought down each weigh about four hundred pounds. As most of the lead ores here carry silver this property is doubtless no exception to the rule. Mrs. Sarah May took a force of men to the Catalpa today to begin taking out ore, and shipments will begin next week to the Hoffman Smelting and Reduction Company at Marble. Although ths first shipment will be in the nature of a test r«n, but the known values of the ores in this mine are such that there is little doubt it will work steady all winter. Mrs. May announces she is here “to make a mine of it” and there is every reason to believe she will do so. Wednesday the power drills began to perforate the solid breast of the Bear Mount ain Tunnel, and the daily round of blasts reverberate each afternoon. The work is begun under most fa/orable con ditions, and rapid progress will be made in the development of this property. The compressor supplying the power has been overhauled and repaired, the new pipe line is perfect, and the air drills are doing good work. Additions will be made to the force employed as work progresses. OUR SALTED PLACER. Washed From the Rich Deposits on The Lance Exchange Table. With his usual returning modesty the editor of the Ouray Plaindealer asserts that his paper always leads, but never follows, but does not continue his story to a finish as to whether his contempo raries see fit to follow his lead. If they did what a tortuous trail would need to be pursued “to dodge and turn and bend about,” and wobble in and wobble out in imitation of the famous Boston calf. Ridgeway Populist. Ex-County Commissioner Thomas Nichol returned this morning from the Crystal river district, in Gunnison coun ty, to which place he was called several days since by men employed on his min ing property and who reported a find of rich mineral therein. Mr. Nichol states that the information telegraphed was correct; that others and himself are in line for reaping quite a harvest next year from their investments there. The ore, which is on a contact, carries wire silver, copper and gold, and in claims adjoining the wire silver runs from 8300 to S4OO per ton. City Clerk Frank Kratzer is interested in the prop erties and Mr. Nichol left him there looking at it—Denver Post. nj* The demand for the rare metals is ex tremely small. For sorneof them there is no use except as specimens, and there are few mineralogists in the w'orld who could or would pay the price quoted for a specimen. The quoted price per tt) on some of these minerals is as follows: Rubidium, $2,400. Titanium, $450. Lithium, 2,000. Uranium, 400. Glueinum, 4,000. Vanadium, 400. Yttrium, 4,000. Palladium,. 400. Erbium, 4,000. Rhodium, 600. Cerium, 2,000. Osmium, 400. Didymium, 2,000. Ruthenium, 900. Tantalum, 1,700. Iridium, 600. Niobium, 1,600. Indium, 2,000. There are no establishments in the United States where these rnatals are extracted. —Mining Industry. Almost every' woman is carrying the secret burden of paying tor something lon the installment plan, which she bought without the consent of her bus- I bead CRYSTAL, GUNNISON COUNTY, COLORADO, OCTOBER i, 1897. Some Denver Postscripts. Tennessee boasts of a peach 13*4 inches in circumference. Rather small waist if she be a full-grown peach. *** Stories of the late “Buck” Kilgore are now being taken down from the mortuary , shelves and dusted off for newspaper use. *** She’s stylish and pretty and passably witty. As wise, I am told, as a sage, She’s bright and vivacious, extremely sagacious, And not of'an uncertain age. In every movement for woman’s improve ment, She took quite a prominent part, But never a lovor to passion could move her, The girl with a Klondiky heart. She thought it was really provokingly silly. That folks for each other should yearn And as for those blisses caresses and kisses. No, thank you, not any in her’n. ’Twas really shocking to hear people talking Of Cupid’s love-maddening dart She said most emphatic they’d wheels in their attic The girl with the Klondiky heart. But O! for her notions and frigid emo tions, She soon wore the crown of a bride; When next I beheld her a man much her elder Was clinging quite close by her side. Her features were wearing a smile most endearing; I knew she was playing a part Her love was all gammon; ’twas certain ly mammon Had thawed out the Klondiky heart. Democratic Primary. Notice is hereby given that a primary meeting of the Democratic voters of Crystal, Colo., Precinet No. 22, will be held on. Saturday Oct. 2, 1897, for the purpose of selecting 1 delegate to the esunty convention to be held at Gunni son. W. H. Melton. Old timers predict a mild winter and light enowfail the coming winter. A man who goes to the Klondike gold district is a good deal like a man who joins the Populist party: he doesn’t in tend to remain. Probably the real reason the Lord created Eve was that he saw what Adam suffered in not having a woman to scold when he got mad. The world is full of ridiculous customs. One of the worst is kissing. When two people kiss because they think it is their duty, it never tastes right. Of all strange advances made to news papers to secure free advertising, a man in Denver touched Colorado editors with the strangest this week. He said “If you will give us a write-up we w’ill sub scribe for your paper.” We regret to note that there is doubt as to the integrity of some of the papers in the Maid of Honor contest in Gunni son county. The method adopted was not a wise or a just one by any means. In some counties each person was allow' ed but one vote, w'hich is the proper and only fair system. The Toledo Weekly Blade. Every intelligent family needs in addi tion to their local paper, a good national weekly. The greatest and most widely known general family newspaper is the Toledo Weekly Blade. For thirty years it has been a regular visitor in every part of the Union and is well knowm in almost every one of the 70,000 postoffices in the country. It is edited with reference to a national circulation. It is a Republican paper, but men of all politics take it, be cause of its honesty and fairness in the discussion of all public questions. It is the favorite family paper, with some thing for every member of the household Serial stories, poetry, wit and humor: the household department (best in the world). Young Folks, Sunday School Lessons, Talmage’s Sermons’ the Farm stead, the Question Bureau, (which an swers questions for subscribers) the News of the week in complete form and other special features. Specimen copies gladly sent on application, and if you will send us a list of addresses, we will mail a copy to each. Only $1 a year. If you wish to raise a club, write for terms. Address THE BLADE. Toledo? Ohio. Atchison Globe Sights. No one longs to live longer than his teeth last. We will join the first church that brings rain. Loafers have away of saying that busy men are “cold.” A Protestant preacher’s idea of joy is to convert a Catholic. Half the people who hold jolw have somebody rooting for them. An unhuppy woman is the most un happy looking thing on earth. About the only excitement a farmer lias is an occasional mad dog story. We would like to know' a man whose love continued up to his wedding day. It is a wonder that the moth do not issue a card of thanks for this weather* As a general proportion the man who marries the second time is a chump. Some men will never be in it, and there is no good reason why they should be. The older we tiecome, the more we admire well balanced men: they are so rare. When two men get mad and foolish at thfc same time, there is apt to be n tight. We always hate to follow a pretty man at a barber shop: we have so long to wait. What hns become of the old fashioned man who did things just for devilment? There is no more feeling in shaking hands with a school girl than in grab bing a fish’s tail. When a man starts for the devil, his wife often helps him along by applying for a divorce. How few men are of any actual use In the world! And how few are able to do anything well!. It is always to a man’s credit if his wife retains her youthful appearance long, particularly is he is a farmer. When a man is indebted socialy to a lot of people, he gives a reception, and pays about five cents on the dollar. It takes a very small sized foundation for a girl to build a big air castle on, if a young man is on the ground floor. If lots would only go up like wheat, people in town would feel themselves good enough to go with the country peo ple. A man handles a needle very awkward ly, but when the button he sewson comes off, a little bunch of cloth goes with it. According to the advance sheets of fashion, a woman’s hat will not be on straight this winter unless it is on crooked. If a woman has a husband, she had better try to make him satisfactory, rather than get a divorce, and risk a new one.\ Neither the men nor women are in earnest when they pretend to lie in love, but they think they have fooled each other. The old fashioned woman knew how to make a delicious peach cobbler: ths new fashioned woman says it isn’t good for you. After a woman has realized her afn bition, and owns a writing desk, she con tinues to write her letters on the kitchen table. The knife is to a doctor what trumps are to a whist player, he doesn’t know what else to do, he lends out with liis knife. There isn’t perfect confidence between a man and his wife unless he voluntarily tells her when he has had his salary raised. The sins that a man confesses arc those that he is too old to any longer commit: Boys never tell aliout stealing watermelons. By the time the people have become tired of seeing a man’s name in the pa pers, the newspapers have just begun to spell it right. A thoughtful woman always owns a black dress in readiness to put on mourn ing if any member of the family is cut down by death. What has become of the old fashioned man who took all his children to a funer al and made them look at the coiqise as a warning. When a woman refuses to go away on a vacation for fear her husband might get lonesome, itis really because she is afraid he might not. Kin are bad enough under any circum stances, but it is a terrible mortification to have a host of kin come to visit you in QEdu te Me-a. groat man you, habw 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 $1.0f 1 Code, Elfelt A Co. Peaches, 5 cans.. 1.00* White Owl Corn, 9 cans for 1.00 “ Apricots, 5 ** .. 1.00 Empson Daisy Peas, 8 cans for 1.00 “ Pears, 5 cans for. 1.00- Hamburgb Early June Peaij, Schall’s Extra Select Pins 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, 3 cans for.. 1.20 Van Camp Pork A Beans, 4 cans for 1.00 Ass’t’d Gal. Pie Fruit, 3 cans for... 1.60 Hub City Baked Beans, 5cans for. . 1.00 Hals Gal. Regent Maple, per can... .60 Field Cove Oysters, 5 cans tor 1.00 Quarter Gal. Extra Fine Pure Harrington 111) Salmon, 5 cans for.. 1.00 Maple Syrup, per can, 45 2!t> Rex Cornod Beef. 4 cans for 1.00 Eagle Condensed Milk, 6 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 cans for 50 Economy •* “ f 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.$1.00 White Russian Soap, 18 bars for... 1.00 Sapolio, Large, 8 bars for 1.00* Denver Best Soap, 18 bars for 1.00 1776, Large size. 4 bars for 60 Ivory Soap Large Size, 10 bars for 1.00 Scrubbing Brushes, eaeh JO Breakfast Foods. Quaker Buckwheat Self Raising I Victor Rolled Oats (very fine) Flour, 211) pkgs., 7 for $1.00 ; 2!b package, 9 for $1.00 Schumakers Buckwheat S. R. , Rolled Oats, (Bulk) 25lbs for 1.00 Flour, 21b pckgs. 6 for 1.00 j Navy Beans, 10 lbs for $ .50 Cories Hominy, 8 lbs for 50 Lima Beans, 8 lbs for 50 i Vermicilli, per box 65- Pearl Barley, 7 lbs for 50 I Macaroni, per bo* ,65 Pearl Tapioca, 5 lbs for 50 i A No. 1 Lard, 5 lb pails each 56 Sago, o lbs for 50 “ “ 10 K> *' ...... 1OO Rice, A, No. 1, 0 lbs for 50 J Dried Fruits Coffees aud Teas Evaporated Apples, 5 lbs for $ 50 McLaughlin’s XXXX Package Evaporated Peaches, 4 lbs for 50 Coffee, 6 packages for $1.00 Evaporated Plums, 4 lbs for 50 Arbuckle’s Coffee 6 pkgs. for 150 Evaporated Apricots, 4 lbs for, 50 Mocha and Java (extra fine)2*4 lbs. 150 Evaporated Pears, 4 lbs 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 50 Three Crown Raisins, 5 lbs for 50 Oolong Tea, per lb 50 p 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 SEX OUT ABOVE. ' * >^^38 Colorado Trading: & Development Company, CRYSTAL. f ; E COLORMWL NO. 40.