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THE SILVER LANCE.
VOL. 5- THE SILVER LANCE. d* - # __________ Published hvhbt Friday at Crystal GuHHiaoN County, Colorado. • _ ' L i Gbo. C. Eatoh, i Frank I. White, l Editors and Publishers. Entered at the Crystal Poet Office (or trane- 1 mueion throoch the mails 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 RATES: ~ jl mo. 2 m<>..3 mo.jtt mo.ll >r. 1 Inch It i BO $ 2 75 t 4 00 $ 6 00 $12 00 , -» I S 00 5 50 8 out 12 0C 24 00 J •' 5 80 9 00i 18 00! 25 00, 50 00 , . • 1 6 00 11 00| 10 00 30 00 60 00 l “ 7 00 W-00 1 20 00. Is 00 70 00 1 1 0 •* 8 00 15 U0| 23 00 . 41 001 8* 00 7 *• 8 50 10 00 25 00 40 00 1 92 00 a “ 9 OU 10 50 26 00 ; 48 IX» 90 00 u •• 9 50 18 OU! 28 OOi 50 00 ( 1UU 00 10 ** 10 00 19 00| 80 00 i 52 00 1**4 00 11 “ 10 50 20 00 81 00 R4 00 1U8 00 1? «« 11 OOi 21 OOl 33 OOI 55 OOlllO UP Special ratal quoted on application. Silver 00. Lead $3.50. President McKinley has given the populists some great campaign thunder in his remarks upon the financial ques tioD. Packer, the “man-eater” has been de nied clemency by the state board of par dons, and will in all probability serve the balance of his natural life in the peni tentiary. Illinois legislators have become hard up and prevailed upon the governor to call an extra session of the state legisla ture. Now look out for some more Chi cago franchises. The injunctiou granted by Judge Hal lett this week in the case of Stratton vs a Cripple Creek mining and tunnel com pany embodies a decision of great im : portancc to mining men. Silver has once more reached the 00c mark, and it is to be hoped it may keep right on climbing, but it will probably have a fall taken out of its aspirations, if the administration can devise any method to do it. An Aspen man who is in the Klondike at Dawson, writes that men are as anx ious to get out as some have been to get in, because of the scarcity of supplies* He also says there is more gold than he had supposed. The English and French troubles in Africa will now be forgotten, since we have troubles of our own: Congress is in session again, and Jerry Simpson and Tom Reed love each other with the same old intensity. In the late election the women gained one more county superintendent of pub lic instruction, and the brave men of Colorado may have to organize a secret combination to preserve a political heri tage for their sons. San Francisco and San Diego will both maintain lobbies in Washington during the first session of the 55th Congress. A dry dock has been recommended for the Pacific coast and of course, both ports will strive to secure it. Frank A. Tandv, charged with the murder of Charles Pinger, was discharg-' ed by the court at Aspen Monday, at the instance of the district attorney, there being no evidence against the accused. This should have been done months ago. The past summer Frank worked in the Inez mine, and no more industrious, con scientious miner ever worked in the camp, and he made many friepds here. The president’s message, as usual with such thicuscents, uses a gie t deal of space d'iy very little. It is states nan like and the most comprehensive of its kind since Cleveland’s first message to Congress. The annextaion of Hawaii is Advocated and in the case of Cuba ad vises that strife be avoided if possible. The president recommends extension of the national bank system, and still has confidence in the ultimate success of the bi-metallic commission. He assures the country that one dollar is good as anoth -6r> noade so by the governments pledge. The message in full appears in our sup- Pkoisnt this week. CRYSTAL, GUNNISON COUNTY, COLORADO, DECEMBER 10, 1897. Paragraphs of Pioneers. George Young, than whom no miner iu Gunnison county is better known, is one . of the old-time California pioneers, who gathered his first knowledge of hunting for the precious metals in the placers where mining was first an attractive pur suit in the United States. He was born in Buffalo, New York, and spent his boy hood years in northern Indiana, until the spring of ’56, and then but a mere lad, turned his steps toward the fabled land of the setting sun.—A land, the name of which had come to be regarded through out the world as synomous with wealth, —vast wealth for whoever chose to jour ney thither to take from nature’s great depositories, and free as God’s sunlight. Thus it happened that the youthful George Young took passage on the good ship “George Law” in the port of New York, for Aspinwall, Isthmus of Panama and thence up the coast to San Francisco on the “Golden Gate.” Both of these ships were aftewards victims of the waves they rode so gracefully. When he reached California the young man did his first placer mining on Rab bit Creek, at Gibsonville, where he was employed running a tunnel into a moun tain of gravel, every foot of which had to be timbered. The dirt brought out dur ing the winter months washed out over fifteen thousand dollars of gold dust for the owners of the property. Part of the same winter he worked iu partnership with a shrewd Welshman, who had lo cated some good placer ground, and the two cleaned up about S6O a day. In one instance he washed a bucket of dirt that yielded $175 in coarse gold dust. Anoth er time he was given permission to take out all he could for Inmself by “crevic ing” in the walls of an abandoned drift. “Crevicing” consisted in using a silver tipped iron spoon, which when dipped in quicksilver and pushed into a crevice and then carefully removed, would bring out all the particles of gold which it came in contact with, the gold adhering to the quicksilver. In this manner he succeeded in adding $3,000 to his bank account in two weeks. Later Mr. Young went north into the mining regions of British Columbia, on the Frazier and Caribou rivers, where die spent one winter, amid hardships and privations equal to the Klondike. We shall tell more of this in another article in the near future. In 1867 Mr. Young returned to “the states” to visit friends and scenes of former years, and came back over the same .route travelled on his westward trip. “When about mid-way between San Francisco,” he said, “I was shown the masts of a vessel extending above the water, and was told that it was the wreck of the ‘Golden Gate.” In ’56 the “George Law” was con demned as*unseaworthy, but the owners changed its name, calling it the “Central America.” In ’57 it foundered in a gale while on a trip north bound, with a load of passengers, among whom were a num ber of miners with whom Mr. Young had worked at Gibsonville, and each of them carried from $6,000 to SIO,OOO. The ship went down in sight of another vessel, but the storm was so terifle that the boats were all sunk except one before the friendly ship could be reached, and the captain went down with his ship while waiting for the life-boats to return. The patriotism of the American people is again chilled by the attitude of the president upon the Cuban question. The merit of conservatism may be claimed for the message, but it does not voice the sentiment of the American people: ”My country, ’tis of thee, Rweet land of liberty,” Right at our shore lies Cuba, wonnded and bleeding, persecuted and punished for daring to choose liberty to succeed the despotism of Spanish rule. Battling . for the same cause that inspired Ameri can patriots when Washington crossed I the Delaware: the same sense of justice that dominated Patrick Henry when he proclaimed, “Give me liberty or give me death.” When you receive a map of the Klon dike, you can tell whether it is a late one or dates from the early days of the gold epidemic: If the name is spelled with a Y, it now belongs to the bargain counter variety, but if it is spelled with an I; itj has been issued since the United States j Geodetic Survey decided it should be Klondike. ! How people love to be humbugged! It is difficult to say which has excited the most ftttentiou and comment, the Bnc« gold-manufacturing process, or the re ported extraction of gold from the sea waters on the coast of Maine, under the direction of s Yankee preacher. Both claims are greatly exagerated, and in all l probability will prove failures. 1 An Ode To Odor. Oh, I smell the politician’s Odoriferous cigar, A far more pungent odor Than the smell of boiling tar! Oh, I smell the rank bituminous As the smoke floats to the sky, And I also snuff the incense. Of the home-made pumpkin pie! Oh, I smell the last bud’s fragrance. And the wintergreen in gum. And the faint and powdery essence, Of the big chrysanthemum. But these do not speak as plainly Of the passing of the fall As the strong and pungent odor Of the cast-off camphor balL —Salt Lake Tribune* Christmas Time. Christmas times in Georgy; know it by the way The little boy is talkin’ ’bout the toys every day; For he’s seen ’em in the window wher’ his mother walked along, An’ “What you goin’ to buy me?” is his everlastin song! Christmas times in Georgy! jest as sure as fate: Know it by the little girls that hang aroun’ the gate, Waitin’ with a kiss fer me when evenin’ comes along: An’ “What you goin to buy me?” is their everlastin’ song. Christmas times in Georgy! ’Pears to ms that they Are in a powerful hurry for to ’mind you ’o the day; As if the old time fellers that’s lived so mighty long Didn’t know the time o’ Christmas ’thought that everlastin’ song. But—thank the Lord, there’s some one in the homes aroun’ us yit To kiss us all fer Christmas so’s we never kin forgit! An’ thank the Lord fer little ones that think the time is long An’ make us young forever with the mu sic of that song! —Atlanta Constitution The Labor cannot refrain from noting that the Gunnison News has entirely re covered from campaign debilities, and is giving its readers a newsy and bright paper, creditable alike to its publishers and Gunnison county. Tuesday evening Judge and Mrs. T. O’Bryan entertain the people of the camp at cards: the event being compli mentary to W. 8. Smith on the eve of his departure, and all united in making the evening very pleasant. Counterfeit $lO bills are in circulation at Rocky Ford, and the federal officers are after the offenders who have dared create a “flat” of their own. We pre sume this is a case where it cannot be claimed that the paper, in the bills is worth more than the genuine, as the eastern press alleges to be the case of a recent counterfeit-silver coin. As ws are laboring at about tbs asms altitude it will be readily understood bow completely the following from the bard of the Crested Butte Pilot fits our case: “To our subscribers—lf you please, the Weekly Smiler’s needing grease, and we have this to say, to-wit; Will those de linquents please remit? And to assist them we will say, we’ll take most any thing in nay—for instance, wood, pdtatoes oats, or even promissory notes, onions or barley, root beer, pop, alfalfa, carrots, eggs—first crop. Our cost is gone and through our pants, the wind of autumn sings and chants, and ever, ever, seems to say, ’Why don’t the darned delinquents pay?’ Oh, head our piss! Reject it— nit! For God’s sake, reader, please re mit” There is some talk of the value of a book on the Rock Creek distriht as an advertisement of its resources. The value of such a plan to make known the at i tractiveness of the mining section around ' Crystal and Marble cannot be overesti ! mated. If some man having the exper ience on work of this character, and if the mining and commercial companies, together with individuals, interested in this section are favorable to such a pro ject, could he secured to assume the management of such an enterprise it • can be carried to successful comple tion. It is none too soon to begin, and one not experienced in such work can scarcely conceive the amount of time and labor involved in an undertaking of Atchison Globe Sights. Did you ever know a good farmer who waa a good politician. Grover Cleveland and wife are what the women call “old fashioned” Ruth* is only 7, but there are three younger. It ia a good deal harder to get a com plimentary notice in a newspaper than it is to get a letter of recommendation. * When a man la paying his wife's bills, he regards her with a clearer vision than at any other time during their marriage. Until the day he dies, every man thinks he is fooling one or more persona, and every woman thinks she is fooling four or five. A woman’s soul seems to be a great I deal more valuable than that of a man’s, judging from the frantic effort she makes to save it. Abe Lincoln’s picture is now used in connection with “Uncle Tom” advertis ing, almost as prominently as the picture of the manager. Here of late a simple suieide is not much of an item: a man must kill three or four others and then himself, in order to attract attention. Everyone occasionally longs for some I friend to whom he could tell all his troubles without eternally disgracing himself by the recital. An ideal wife is one who ia as pleased with the beef steak her husband buys, 1 aa she was with the chocolates he gave her before their marriage When a woman pretends that ahe is an angel, it ia as big a lie as when a man says outright that he does all the work where he is employed. In trying to get to a man’s heart by way of his stomach, a woman usually gets his liver out of order before she gets anywhere near his heart. Times are so good in the Short Gram country this year, that a millionaire out there now has as much as eleven or twelve thousand dollars. , No wonder our forefathers had no misgivings about an annual Thanksgiv ing day: In earning to this country, they left all their kin behind them. The day after s woman has spent s great deal of money on foolishness, she boils the potatoes with their jackets on, in order not to waste the skins. A woman cannot remain in the social swim, nowadays, by simply giving one party during the season: she is obliged to give a “series;” one of every kind. After a man has been out of “society” three or four years, and breaks in again he feels a good deal like a man who has taken the Keeley cure, and lapsed. Every once in a while some man gets into trouble by kissing a woman against her will. Why does he do it? There are plenty of women who are willing. People are growing so clever that we anticipate before we die, learning of a stove in which one little log put in in September, will keep a fire lasting till March. Every man who gives a party feels aa the hour moves around to the time ae if he were going to have a tooth pulled, but a woman feels more like a queen every minute. One of the greatest humiliations in a society girl’s life is to be seen at an ev ening pa rtj by her employer, after she has been absent from work all day be cause of sickness. We hare always longed to be the agent of a show, and go about the country wearing a fur trimmed overcoat, but we wouldn’t feel very proud if we were the agent of an Uncle Tomer. If you want to know what a woman’s very beet effort is, happen around at her house at dinner time on the day when her ami, who ia working in another town makes his first visit home. George M. Pullman is regarded ae the greatest friend the colored man ever had If it were not for the position of porter in a Pullman car, the colored man would have a hard time to get rich. Stealing Evangeline Cisneros failed to be a cause for war with Spain; we won der what would happen if ehe were re turned to Cuba. If that wouldn’t causa war, Spain will sand any indignity; Aumnwto i. mil, ehnt, omr talk, about time, being dull. If jour bull nm. k dull, don't admit It; the raul clever man .pend the dm. others devote to whining, to attempts to improve (Ur bUSUMS.- If jou are determined to spoil any children, spoil the girls. When a spotted girl is grown, she gate msrrted. sad tbs knowledge that eh. is .potted is confined to her family, but if a boy ia spoiled the j world find, it out, and It ruin* hi. bud Make No Mistake! • .. • > ....Here’s Your Chance .... BARGAIN SALE. The foliowiog named Goods will be disposed of to reduce stock at prices quoted for spot CASH ONLY. * * ... . * • 1 I ■ I HHHHBMBMaaa. 1 Canned Goods. ' 1 > Cupid Tomatoes, 7 cans (or $1.00' Code, Elfolt & Co. Peaches,Scant.. 1.00 * White Owl Corn, 0 cans for 1.00 “ Apricofcs,6 *• .. 1.00 Empson Daisy Peas, 8 cans (or 1.00 “ Pears, 5 cans (or. 1.00 , Hamburgh Early June Peas, Schall’a Extra Select Pine ’ 6 cans for 1.00 Apple, 5 cans (or 1.00 s N. J. Sweet Potatoes, 5 cans (or 1.00 Anderson’ Ass’t’d Jam, 8 cans for.. M0 Lewis Baked Beans, 4 cans (or 1.00 Hamburgh Gal. Apples, deans for.. MB Van Camp Pork A Beans, 4 cans for 1.00 Ass’t’d Gal. Pie Fruit, 3 cans lor... IZ0 r Hub City Baked Beans, 5 cans for.. 1.00 Hals Gal. Regent Maple, psr can... JO r Field Core Oysters, 5 cans (<w 1.00 Quarter Gal, Extra Fine Purs 1 Harrington 1 lb Salmon, 5 cans for.. 1.00 Maple Syrup, - per can, 45 2t> Rex Corned Beef, 4 cans for.... 1.00 Eagle Condensed Milk, 5 cans for.. 1 JO b 31b R«x Roast Beef, 4 cans for 1.00 Crown* “ “ Seans for.. 1J0 t Ketchup, Gallon Cans, per can 75 St. Charles “ ** 7 cans for.. M0 r Mustard Sardines, 5cans for JO Ecobomy “ M leans for.. M& Domestic Sardines, 5 cans for...... .60 ; Washing Preparations. IUd Saul Lre, 4 cm lor • .CO Diwky Diamond Tor Soop. 10 bero.gUB * While " *— Soap, 18 boro for ... 1.00 Sopolio, Largo, 8 boro tor 14B * Dourer Boot Soop. 18 bon tor MX) 177«, Lorge alia. 4 boro tor JO ’• Ivory Soop—Large Sloe, 10 boro tor IjOO Scrubbing Bruohoo, aaeb J# A * * ' ' d Breakfast Foods. Quaker Buckwheat Self Rowing Victor Boiled Onto (Tory One) Flour. 28> pkgn., 7 for 11.00 21> package, 0 tor iMB n Schumokero Buckwheat 8. R. Rolled Oete, (Bulk) 26Bw tor MB * Flour, 28> pckge. 0 for MX) * Navy Beane, lOgw for M Corlee Hominy, 8 Bo lor M Lima Bean., 81b. for 80 Vermicilli, per bo* 88 * Pearl Barley, 7 lba for J50 Macaroni, per bo* V 88 Pearl Tapioca, S gw for SO A No - 1 Lard > 8 * !*“■ ®* ch M * Saco, b gw for M “ “ 10» “ l-<» » Rice, A, No. 1, 6 gw for f 0 n “ Dried Fruit* Coffees aud Tea* Evaporated Applee, 5 lbe for g fO McLaughlin*. XXXX Package , Evaporated Poacheo, 4 lb. for A0 Coffee, 6 package, tor. 8MB , Evaporated Plum., 4 lbe for AO Arbuckle*. Coffee 0 pkge. tor...... MB • |* Evaporated ApricoU, 4 lbe for A0 Mocha and Java (e*t»u fine) 2)| lbe. MB Evaporated Pear*. 4 lbe for fO B. F. Japan Tea, per lb 80 Prune, 4 lba tor A0 Gunpowder Ten, per lb .10 ■ Sultana SeedleM Raiaina, 4 lbe for. AO Early Brqakfeot Ton, pea lb 80 - Three Crown RaUna, S lba for .60 PolongTea, per lb.. 88 o F it r it * These goods will be sold only an ; quoted above. These prices’are D • “ made to unload surplus j stock. Will fill orders d for priced lots. o - CAN NUT ASSORT. BUY'AS SET OUT ABOVE. it m | Colorado Trading & : Development Company, " CRYSTAL. s s | COLORADO. .... . •• ! ‘ NO. so-