THE SILVER LANCE.
THE SILVER LANCE.
PUBLISHED EVERY FRIDAY AT CRYSTAL
Gunnison County, Colorado.
Geo. C. EatoMj Frank I. White,
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Silver 58. Lead $3.75.
“Salmagundi,” whatever that means,
is the way the Gunnison Champion heads
its local column.
Which is the greatest man, Gen. Blan
co, who is to save Cuba to Spain, or Carl
Decker, who saved Miss Cisneros to
There are so many mixed tickets and
internal fights in the different parties
that the count will be very slow, and
returns late this year.
Mrs. Lease and Jerry Simpson are
tnnking speeches in New York “to help”
Henry George. The people of Greater
New York have our deepest sympathy.
The bountiful beautiful snow coming
at this time, may serve to keep the effu
aive candidate’s ardor below the boiling
point, even m the sulphuric heat of an
John E. Brothers is making “assurance
doubly sure” by a vigorous canvass over
the county, and everything indicates
that he will receive a handsome majority
at the polls next Tuesday.
We should like to know whether Smith
Whipp fully appreciates his enviable
position: he is the only candidate in the
county who is not the target for abuse.
Mr. Whipp is the candidate of every par
ty in the county.
A kick is registered by a Kansas paper
because the government has named one
of its best battleships “Alabama,” for a
state that seceded from the union, in
stead of “Kansas,” for a state which
furnished more soldiers to defend the
Hag, in proportion to population, than
any other. The editor should remember
Kansas went Populist several time;?,
and Alabama only went out of the union
Wait a little longer reader, till, the
enow is six feet deep; till only the tallest
trees, still stand high to vigils keep.
Then we’ll point in ecstacy our long finger
of pride, to our horror of the winter,
a rumbling, tumbling, wicked slide. We
hope no mortal will be caught in Boreas
cold embrace, but man’s wit counts for
nought, where a slide is in the race. So
may each man who these trails plod
have a guardian angel’s guide, that no
soul shall be called to God, from the
rushing, crushing, cruel slide.
From the daily Lance, Oct. 29, 1901:-
The enemies of the administration are
much elated over the result of the city :
•lection in Indianapolis, where they have
succeeded in reducing the Bryan party s
majority to about eight thousand. Our
•astern friends should remember that
four years ago, when the Hoosier capital
gave the silver ticket a majority the first
time it was a sweeping change from the
previous election, when ths • Republican
•lectors had a handsome majority, and
that in each succeeding election since
the Bryan ticket has won by increased
majorities. The falling off of a few
thousand still leaves ample causo for a
blush of shame to tinge the cheeks of
the Clevelandites who called the gold-
Democratic convention in Indianapolis
in ’96, and thus assisted in delaying free
coinage four years longer than it should
OUR SALTED PLACER.
Washed From the Rich Deposits ss Ths Laacs
They talk no more of pardise
Think they have something just as nice
The people are contented and
Feel just as good and just as grand
As any people m the land,
The men are modelled after gods
Could give Apollo great big odds
Each woman is a sunny ray,
The babies fair as buds of May,
And as for pretty girls—Well, say!
The doctors cure but never kill
The lawyers never fight a will
The editors are Christian men
Who never wield abusive pen
The tiger has no gilded den
The preachers know no worldly tricks
They never touch on politics
The city cops are all polite,
They walk their beats the entire night
And in their stylo they’re out of sight
The city fathers all are saints
Their characters are free from taints
Before they pass a law they kneel
And send aloft a brief appeal
To heaven to guide them in the deal
The polls are hanlded on the square
No heelers over loiter there
If candidates are brought to view
Whose morals are not tried and true,
They get the hatchet p. d. q.
When Gabriel signals to the fold
If then the story should be told
That heaven was in a crowded way
I think it’s not too much to say
that we would be content to stay
In Denver. — Evening Post.
It will soon cost SI,OOO a year license
to retail cigarettes in Denver. With the
curfew law, sling shot ordinance and the
cigarette high-license law all in force,
life for the Denver urchin will become a
burden. —Hugo Ledger.
We wonder how the Commons will
like what the British Ministry have done
in response to the request of the United
States and France, to keep the pledge of
last year. Three times in the last five
years that body has, by unanimous votes
declared the pressing, absolute need of
an arrangement by which an established
parity between gold and silver can be
made secure. What will it have to say
now. — Salt Lake Tribune.
The roads connecting Denver with
Grand Junction have done right in re
ducing the freight on apples from the
Western slope to this city. It seems if
this had not been done apples would
have been bronght from Missouri to com
pete with those from the Western slope.
The railroads should in all cases, as in
this instance, make whatever rates may
be needed to-place a product upon the
market, —Denver Republican.
A good talker is born, not made. By
reading good books, by keeping one’s
self well informed as to the interesting
events of the day, one may become a
good conversationalist. Still, the most
fascinating talkers are by no means
those who know the most, but, instead,
those who have the greatest amount of
tact, are most sympathetic, versatile,
;*nd, most important of all, have that
■ wonderful something that, lacking a
better name, we call magnetism. — Nov
ember Ladies Home Journal.
The network of trolleys with which
New England is now covered makes
it possible to ride 124 miles on trolley
roads. This is probably the longest
trolley line in the world. From the resi
dence of Mr. Henry H. Rodgers, vice
president of the Standard Oil Company,
at Fort Phoenix, in Fairhaven, to Nashua
New Hampshire, the route is as follows:
New Bedford, Fall River, Taunton,
Bridgewater, Brockton, Braintree, Quin
cy Boston, Malden, Melrose, Wakefield,
Reading, Wilmington. Bilerica, Lowell
and Dracus, to Nashua.-The Scientific
CRYSTAL, GUNNISON COUNTY. COLORADO, OCTOBER ag, 1897.
AMONG THE MINES.
Fleet Picked Up Arwtad the Crystal District UT
Echo** Prom the- rUay Mine*.
The Lead King tunnel is being driven
rapidly. Three shifts of men are work
ing now, and progress of several feet a
day being made.
The Crystal Mountain Mine has driven
the tunnel thirtysix feet in the hard
quartz formation, and there is now indi
cations of a chang? in the character of
The Copper King mine will probably
be worked through the winter under a
bond and lease. This was located in ’81
and has ores of good value. It is work
ed through a shaft, and drifts cutting
into the ore bodies.
The Bear Mountain Tunnel, has been
very wet for thirty five or forty feet, but
the formation is changing and it is now
almost a dry tunnel. The minera we!
come the change, for the water made it
a disagreeable place to work.
The Hoffman company propose to
blow in the fires this week, at their smel
ter at Marble, for the last run of the
season. They are erecting an addition
to the building to accommodate a crusher
and a sampler, and to put in additional
There is talk of some leasing contracts
on a per centage of the ores taken out,
and also some bonds and leases are talk
ed of on mines of known value in the
district. It is*very probable the winter
season will witness greater activity than
has been anticipated.
Crystal, like many other camps in the
state, is suffering because many proper
ties in the camp are owned by persons
who do not operate the mines themselves
and refuse to lease to persons who would
like to work such mines. Several idle
properties here would be working if a
lease of almost any eort could be se
It will soon be said of Uncle Billy Mel
ton that he can strike mineral wherever
he strikes his pick. After making the
very promising strike in the Finley, on
which work is suspended pending the
putting in of a whim, he crossed over
to the other side of the river to do as
sessment work on the Emma. The first
days work uncovered a splendid looking
vein of copper and lead ore, on >yhich
assays have not yet been made,
A review of the state papers just now
would convince the most skeptical that
woman suffrage 1ms not yet eliminated
the rottenness from state politics. Each
county seems to be possessed of from one
to a half dozen ‘ gangs. - ’
The state of Illinois is out twenty
thousand dol a sr; Luetgert is out of jail
on bonds: Mrs. Luetgert is out of sight,
if not out of the world, and the jury is
out of a job, is about as near as we can
figure out the result of the Chicago
Elmer Wiley is making a splendid can
vass in his county campaign. The record
of the past two years in the sheriff’s
office is ample and good enough argu
ment to cause the tax-payers of Gunnison
county to flock to his support. His vote
will be much larger than two years ago.
At last an English railroad advertises
the putting on of a new great train that
“is furnished with American vestibule
connections and couplings of the most
recent form.” It is a painful business
for Mr. Bull to give up an idea that is
English to adopt one that is foreign, but
he sometimes does. —Salt Lake Tribune.
Mme. Die Debar asserts that for .six
years whue under the control of the
spirit of Mme Blavataky she wandered
whither the spirit might direct, in Chi
cago, Central America, South America
and India. The reincarnated being of
the lamented Blavatsky seems to choose
different climates with little distinction
as to local surroundings.
Leo XIII, Pope of Rome, is slowly but
surely dying. For nineteen years he has
been more powerful in shaping the po
litical history of the world than most of
its inherent or chosen rulers. Several
times his influence has prevented war
between nations, and his mediation guid
ed the destiny of empires. Yet, in the
evening of life’s day, at the ripe age of
four score and nine, his sun is setting, as
the sun of his native Italy might sink in
the blue western skies at the close of a
long summer’s day. Wrapped in a faith
that endows him with unmeasured ec
clesiastical power, in the presence of the
dark angel Leo XIII is but mortal after
Gunnison County Tickets.
Commissioner, A. Hartman.
Clerk, A. W. Grant
Treasurer, 8. L. Whipp.
Sheriff, Elmer Wiley.
Superintendent, Miss M. Williams.
Assessor, F. Mongmeyre.
Coroner, F. B. Pearson.
Surveyor, R. A. Skues.
Free Silver Republican-Democratic
Commisioner, E. A. McGreggor.
Clerk, John E. Brothers.
Treasurer, Smith L. Whipp.
Sheriff, Garwood H. Judd.
Superintendent, Mrs. M. A. Ball.
Assessor, Alex M. Thomas.
Coroner, Jerry O’Reagen.
Surveyor, James A. Dofflemyre.
Atchison Globe Sights.
Every scoundrel finds a lot of people to
stand by him.
Every man thinks he is something of a
The latest slang >6: "There are no
streets named after you.”
A man who is not married' can make a
change, but a married man can’t.
All the average man wants is an oppor
tunity to make a fool of himself!
The only way to keep people from
knowing your age, is to move every year.
Some doctors could not make their salt
if they did not know how to look wise.
Poetry is popular for no other reason
than that every person has written some.
Occasionally you hear a man say he is
tired of “notoriety.” Don’t you believe it
Every young man whe gets married is,
accotding to the women, the best of tlfb
boys in his family.
Money is so hard to earn it is a wonder
that people don’t stop experimenting with
it after they get it.
There is at least one thing to be said
in favor of a drought: it doesn’t take the
curl out of your hair.
Why do women think that little waists
are becoming? Everybody knows a waist
is a deformity, like achinese woman’s foot.
Give a boy permission to go any where,
and his next request is that his dog be al
lowed to go with him.
If you are fortunate enpugh to have a
halo hovering over your head, people take
it for a cloild of suspicion.
A woman always carries a pocket-book
when she goes down town whether there
is anything in it or not.
Book agents are said to look up people
who keep horses in town; they claim they
are easily robbed.
Unless a woman looks sad when hear
ing a band, other women do not feel that
she has a soul for music.
Go into half the houses in town, and
you will find the women neglecting their
own work to do church work.
The country ia in serious danger: if the
Lord answers the prayers of all the faith
ful there will be another flood.
When a candidate gets a five cent cigar
in his mouth, and a livery buggy under
him. he thinks ho looks mighty smart.
There are so many unjust kicks made
that when a man kicks with justic, it
doesn’t receive the consideration that is
The people who really know what love
is, are afraid to tell, for fear their knowl
edge will give away an unpleasant exper
It requires so much courage to refuse a
dead l>eat credit, that if a man can put
up a good bluff, he can get all he wants
After a woman has been married twice,
her love making must sound to a man a
good deal like that which is heard in n
Whenever a man sees a church working
woman approach, he might as well put
his hand in his pocket at once: she will do
all the talking.
It is not considered that a woman’s
grief at her husband’s funeral is what it
should be unless the doctor has to be
called to give her chloroform.
A woman still has some influence with
her husband when ehe can perspade him
to put on his best clothes and attend a
wedding in the middle of a week day.
Queen Victoria is said to be worrying
over the stability of the United States
government, a country of which she has
always been secretly fond. The old girl
ha* no cause for worrying about us, but
it is something to be proud of that a
queen is lying awake nights on Our
Make No Mistake!
....Here’s Your Chance eeee- C
The following named Goods will
be disposed of to reduce stock
at prices quoted for spot
Cupid Tomatoes, 7 cans for 91*001 Code, Elfelt A Co. Peaches, 5 cans.. 1.00
White Owl Corn, 9 cans for. 1.00 “ Apricots,s M .. 1.00
Empson Daisy Peas, 8 cans for 1.00 “ Pears, 5 cans for. ID9
Hamburgh Early June Peas, Schall’s Extra Select Pins
6 cans for 1.00 Apple, 5 cans for 1.00
N. J. Sweet Potatoes, 5 cans f0r.... 1.00 Anderson’ Ass’t’d Jam, 6 cans for.. 1.00
Lewis Baked Beans, 4 cans for 1.00 Hamburgh Gal. Apples, 3cans for.. 1.25
Van Camp Pork A Beans, 4 cans for 1.00 Ass’t’d Gal. Pie Fruit, 8 cans for... I.ZO
Hub City Baked Beans, scans for.. 1.00 Hals Gill. Regent Maple, per con... 90
Field Cove Oysters, 5 for 1.00 Quarter Gal. Extra Fine Pure
Harrington Ilb Salmon, 5 cans for.. 1.00 Maple Syrup, per can,....... .45
2D) Rex Corned Beef, 4 cans for *l.OO Eagle Condensed Milk, 5 cans for.. IDO
3D) Rex Roast Beef, 4 cans for 1.00 Crown " " scans for,. 1.00
Ketchup, Gallon Ciuis, per can 76 St. Charles " ** 7 cans for.. 1.00
Mustard Sardines, 6 cans for 90 Economy “ “ 1 cans for.. 1.00
Domestic Sardines, 5 cans for 90
Red Seal Lye, 4cans for 9 .80 Dusky Diamond Tar Soap, 10 bars.9l.oo
While Russian Soap, 18 bars for... 1.00 Sapolio, Large, 8 bars for I*oo
Denver Best Soap, 18 bars for 1.00 1776, Large size. 4 bars for .90
Ivory Soap— Large Size, 10 bars for 1.00 Scrubbing Brushes, saeh 90
Quaker Buckwhoat Self Raining Victor Rolled Oata (eery flue)
Flour, 21b pkgs., 7 for *l.OO 28) package, # for *IXIO
fechumakera Buckwheat S. R. Boiled Oats, (Bulk) 2SB» for IM
Flour, 21b pc kgs. 6 for 1.00
Navy Beans, 10!bs for 9 .50 Cories Hominy, BDm f0r.... •••• ••• *OO
Lima Beans. Blbs for .50 Vermicilli, per box *O5 .
Pearl Barley, 7 lbs for £0 Macaroni, per box * • 95
Pearl Tapioca, 5 lbs for .50 A No. 1 Lard, 5 lb pails each M
Sago, a lbs for 90 ** ** 10 1) “ ...... 1-09*
Rice, A, No. 1, 6 lbs for 90 j
Dried Fruits Coffees aud Teas
Evaporated Apples, 5 lbs for • .50 McLaughlin’s XXXX Package
Evaporated Peaches, 4 lbs for 90 Coffee, 6 packages for 9190
Evaporated Plums, 4 lbs for 50 Arbuckle’s Coffee 6 pkgs. for 190
Evaporated Apricots, 4 lbs for, 90 Mocha and Java (extra fine) 2)4 lbs. 190
Evaporated Pears, 4 lbs tor 90 B. F. Japan Tea, per lb 90
Prunes, 4 lbs for 90 Gunpowder Tea, per lb .70
Sultana Seedless Raisins, 4 lbs for. 90 Early Breakfast Tea, pea lb 90
Three Crown Raisins, 5 lbs for 50 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.
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