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THE GILPIN OBSERVER.
VOL. XII.
The Observer Mining Department.
COMPLETED SINKING.
W. H. Nioholls, general superintendent
of the Robert Emmett mine, on Mary
land mountain, has completed sinking iu
the main or cage shaft, which gives it a
depth of 425 feet. Ho is now engaged in
cross-cutting south to the crevice, which
is estimated to be fifteen feet distant.
As soon as tho crevice is reached and a
station established at that point the
cage will be put in. There is a large
amount of ore opened up in the mine
ready for backstoping.
llll'll NOTTAWAY OKE.
Last week Cundy & Co., of tho East
Nottaway mine, Lake district, sold to
tho State Ore Sampling works in Black
Hawk a lot of ore which gave the follow
ing values: Gold 37.40 ounces, silver
13.50 ounces and 7.20 per cent, copper
per ton —a total value of $742 per ton.
The Observer trusts that the parties
operating that portion of tho property
will take out plenty of tho snme kind of
•ore, for they are all worthy of a big
bonanza.
JENNIE-BLANCHE LODE. •
The Jennie-Blanche lode, rear of the
Rocky Mountain Concentrator in Black
Hawk, is still undergoing development
work by the Prentice Investment com
pany of Denver, who have a lease and
option on the property. Drifting on the
south vein is going forward. Some very
fine smelting ore is taken from the vein,
which is being shipped to the smelters.
The ore is galenous in character and car
ries considerable quantities of copper.
KEYSTONE - LEAVENWORTH MINING
COMPANY.
The Keystone-Leavonworth Mining
company, in Russell district, have practi
cally unwatered the property, and the
shaft retimbered. There remains quite
an amount of debris in the lower level
yet to remove. This accomplished, Mr.
McKay, the manager, will commence
sinking the main or engine shaft an ad
ditional 100 feet.
AVOKK DELAYED.
Owing to the breaking of a spur whoel
and another wheel of tho hoister in use
at tho Flannigan-Jefferson mine, in Rus
sell district, Tuttlo & Co. met with con
siderable delay in the shaft workings on
that property the first week in tho pres
ent month. The defective wheels have
been replaced with new one 3, and work
underground is now progressing the
same as before the accidents were met
with.
CLAY COUNTY MINE LEASED.
W. Ballatyno has leased the day
County mine, in Lake district, which
was worked by Smith A Chaffee in the
early days. The same gentlemen who
were connected with him in the lease of
the Puzzle lode, on Bobtail hill, are in
with him on the Clay County. New
ground is to be opened up by levelage.
Mr. Ballatyne took hold of tho property
last Thursday, and has already com
menced work.
NAGLE-HATES LEASED.
The claim on the Bates lode, on Bates
hill, known as the Nugle-Bates, has been
leased to Postmaster 11. J. Sears, Charles
Truseolt, Prank Bunney, John Curuoir
and Thomas J. Rowe. The property,
which is patented, is situated east of the
Cowenhoven claim on that well-known
vein, has a shaft down to a depth of 200
feet. The new pool are all practical
men in mining. Postmaster Sears hue
secured the services of an A No. 1 miner
who will represent his share in tho de
velopment work.
MUST CENTENNIAL AND DEWEY.
Knowles A Co. are still continuing
their cross-cut south from tho First Cen
tennial to the Dewey mine, and are in
quite a distance. According to an un
derground survey made eoiue time ago
tho distance to be driven is 370 foot, al
lowing for the pitch of the latter vein,
which is to the south about 30 degrees.
They anticipate when reaching tho vein
that it will be at a point whore the vein
matter will be well defined.
IN THE MATTER OF ADVICE.
Advice is usually worth what it costs
and in questions involving values in the
domain of mining, engineering or mining
law, it is best, whore practicable, to get
competent advice and pay for it. If
anything really important to the ques
tioner is involved it will usually prove
the most satisfactory manner. In cases
of disputes, arbitration is preferable to
litigation, and oven in such cases it is
often requisite to have some idea of the
rights of each disputant before an
opinion enn be furnished, and such
opinion can be beßt supplied by a mining
lawyor or mining engineer, according to
tho matters involved.
AFTKIt BUFFER I.ODE.
Goorge M. Williams, of this city, and
his associates who took a lease on the
After Supper lode, situated in tho roar
of McFarlane & Co.’s foundery in Black
Hawk, have commenced work on the
property in earnest Finding the old
shaft in bad condition without a proper
area of ground for duiupnge purposes,
and almost impossible to put in a wagon
road for an outlet and inlet, they started
a now shaft east of tho old one and far
ther up the mountain. They aro down
to a depth of 40 feet, and will continue
sinking until a depth of at least 100 feet
shall have been obtained. They
have erected a small but comfortable
shaft house, and for tho present are
using a windlass for hoisting purposes,
which will be supplemented by a “whip”
w’ith which they can hoist from the
depth of 100 feet. The new shaft can be
reached by tho building of a short piece
of road to intersect with Merchant street,
on Swede hill, which will afford an inlet
and outlet. They propose to make a
mine of it.
PAY DAY.
There was a large sum of money dis
bursed last Saturday by the leading
mines of Gilpin county it being general
pay day with them. Notable among them
was the Kansas-Bui roughs which dis
bursed over $16,000. This company now
gives employment to 155 men, the con
tractors in the mine not being included
in the number above mentioned. As a
natural consequence, business was very
good among the business men of the
county.
TAYLOR’S MINING HILL.
The Dinver Evening Times says:
“Senator Taylor’s bill. No. 134, to amend
the code of cl .nl procedure the measure
which aims to cut off the double trial in
raining ejectment suits, is in line with
tho recommendation of Governor Thomas
and embodies an idea that has the in
dorsement of Judges Hallett and Riner.
At tho last session of tho legislature the
bill was passed and was vetoed by Gov
ernor Adams. Under the law at present
whien is a legacy of the old common law.
a party beaten in a mining ejectment
suit may pay the costs of the trial, and im
mediately secure a new trial, going over
the ground again. The Taylor bill is in
tended to stop this. It will be possible
to bc’ure a rehearing on error under the
new hpv, the same as in any cause, but
mining causes will not have to be tried
twice.
ADVANCE IN LEAD.
Lead took a jump last Saturday up to
7V£ cents. To the producer this means
1 K cents more per 100 pounds. As the
Denver Times states, the rest goes to tho
smelters and ore buyers. Friday’s quo
tation in New York was $3.85 per 100.
Saturday it soared to 83.92^.
An advance in lead has been predicted
for some time by those who follow tho
course of the market and consequently
are posted on the fluctuations of this
metal. Advices from New York asserted
that all lead would bo up one cent in
thirty days, and the rise of today carries
out the prediction.
The ore buyers purchase from the
mine owners at an advanco of 1 cent for
every 100 pounds for every live points
advance in the New York market. Con
sequently the producer secures one fifth
ol tiie market value of his product. By
the method of making live points to the
unit, tho miners of this state will realize
about 1 1-5 cents profit in tho rise of 7G
cents in New York.
This is, of course, in a general way the
idea. But ore that carries 60 per c»*nt
lead Fells for more than that which
shows only 10 or 15 per cent of lead.
DENVER AS A GATEWAY.
Recognizing the fact that Denver is
the gateway of the great gold producing
district of Colorado, and tho whole Rocky
Mountain region, an exchange in com
menting upon tho fact of tho building of
a now coinage mint building in Denver
to cost $500,000, adds that it will furnish
local employment to a largo number of
people. The country tributary to Den
ver, including Colorado, Utah, Wyoming,
Idaho. Montana, New Mexico, Arizona
and Nevada, will then send all or most
of its gold to Denver. Tho new coinnge
mint will inevitably be a government
sub treasury, and will probably result in
Denver having the disbursing office of
tho pension, now distributed at Topeka,
Kansas. In the event of tho increased
use of silver ub money, tho entire future
coinage of silver will probnbly take place
at Denver. Tho new coinage mint will
therefore have a very marked effect on
Denver as a financial, mining and mining
machinery supply center.
INTEHKHTING INVENTION.
An interesting German invention pro
vides for instantaneous soda water in
siphons, says tho Scientific American.
Thedovico is called “sodor.” It consists
of a siphon provided with a wicket cov
ering. The top is of peculiar construc
tion and admits of the insertion of a
pear-shaped, thin iron capsule, filled
with liquid carbon dioxide gas. Tho top
of tho siphon is hingod, and after it is
swung into place a lever is pushed down
which forces a piercing pin down through
the sodor capsule. Tho gas then forces
ita way out through special chancels
CENTRAL CITY, COLO., THURSDAY, JANUARY 19, 1899.
into the top of tho siphon and impreg
nates the water in the siphon. Tho thick
walls of the bottle are not readily broken
by tho pressure of the gas. This device
will undoubtedly prove of considerable
interest to those who live at a distance
from bottling establishments.
k FIRST STAGE OF A MINE.
The lirst stage of a gold quartz mine
figures as a fissure in the earth’s crust.
The fracture may extend down as far as
say 5,000 feet, or to a point where the
crust is pasty and elastic. The second
state is the vein filling. If the matrix be
quartz it is a favorite theory that it
must have been deposited there from and
by the extremely hot water percolating
through the shattered yock below, and
trading its outlet through the open fis
sures. With the silica come the metallic
sulphides, usually iron pyrites carrying
gold. According to such hypothesis, as
the waters loaded with the minerals ap
proached the surface thoy gradually be
come cooler and tho minerals were de
posited iu the fissure and the vein mak
ing was complete.
INVESTIGATING MILLING METHODS.
H. C. Hendey of San Francisco, was in
Denver Friday evening, says the Repub
lican, investigating the milling methods
of this state. Mr. Hendey has a mine in
Southern California, in which ho has
opened a large body of low grade ore
which runs from $8 to sl2 per ton in
gold. He has not been able to treat it at
a profit so far, and has brought a ton of
the ore with him to see if it can be treat
ed by the Colorado methods. He says
that Colorado is far in advanco of Cali
fornia in tho treatment of low grade ores.
UNITED STATES MINT RETORT.
Director of the United States mint,
George E. Roberts, makes tho following
statement of the production of gold and
silver in this country for 1898. It is
based upon information received from of
ficials and agents of the bureau of statis
ties. While Colorado takes the lead
nearly all the states and territories show
an increased production. The following
tabulated statement gives tho compara
tive amounts for 1897 and 1898, which is
copied from the Denver Mining Re
porter:
Director of
State 1898 Mint, 1897
Estimate of.
Alaska 8 2,039,930 $ 1,778,000
Arizona 3,185,490 2,090,300
California 14.883,721 14,618,:XX)
Colorado 24,500,000 19,104,200
Idaho 2,273,902 1,701,700
Michigan 65,000 62,000
Montana 5,209,302 4,373,400
Nevada 2,959,731 2,978,400
New Mexico ... 360,000 356,500
Oregon 1,343,069 1,353,100
South Dakota . 6,841.406 5,604,900
Texas 7,500 7,4<X)
Utali 2,170,543 1,726,100
Washington... 599,483 119,900
Wyoming 5,168 11,200
South Appa
lachian States . 33,832 283,309
Totals $65,782,677 857,303,000
JUG COFFER COM HI NATION.
Tho Chicago Record of lust Saturday
says that a gigantic combination in cop
per was recently effected in Now York,
and with tho reputed backing of the
Standard Oil Company, the American
Copper company, in its combination of
six great plants, expects to revolutionize
the copper mining industry of tho world.
The Boston and Montana and Butte
and Boston Mining Companies, tho Old
Dominion Copper company of Arizona, |
and‘the Arcadian Tamarack and Osceola
Mining companies of Michigan, are
named as the component parts of the
now organization. It is understood that
the Calumet and Heela company, tho
largest producer in tho Lake Superior
region, declined to enter the combine.
COLORADO’S PRODUCT FOR 1 HUS.
The Denver M ining Re porter, after de
ducting refinery products erroneously
added to the totals, and metal and ores
duplicated in returns, the product of
Colorado mines during 1898 gives tho to
tals as follows:
Value
Gold, ounces, 1,103,739 823,513,048
Silver, ounces, 23,458,058 13,604,420
Copper, pounds, 12,585.026 1,488.420
Lead, pounds, 121,493,953 4,303,929
Total value, 843,031,453
WEST SANTA FK HOLD.
The West. Santa Fe mine on Senton
mountain, Idaho district, was sold Tues
day to W. E. Renshaw of Idaho Springs
for 8.50,000. He will consolidate it with
other interests ho has in that section.
The oro from tho mine carries both gold
and and silver values. The pnpers were
signed Tuesday and Renshaw was put
iu charge of tho property.
NEWS AND NOTKB.
H. B. Adsit has been appointed gener
al manager of tho Uassick mine at liositn,
this state.
Colorado’s gold yiold for 1898 is more
that the United States agrees to pny for
the Philippines.
A deed from the Empire M. & M. Co.
has been placed on record convey log to
the Waincross M. A M. Co. all of the
property of the former situated in Gilpin
oounty.
H. C. Torbert, a former mill man of
this county, who has been in Mexico for
tho past ten years, was visiting in Den
ver last week.
State Geologist T. A. Rickard, recent
ly married in Denver, is spending his *
honeymoon on the Pacific coast, at San
Francisco, California.
McFarlane & Flaherty have leased
their Cedar lode, on Negro hill, this city,
to parties who will place a plant of ma
chinery on tho main shaft.
Professor C. E. Linderman spent sev
eral days last week in the examination
of a miue in Russell district, upon which
ho will make a report for eastern parties.
L. Sternberg of tho Lotus mine this
week completed making a shipment of a
300 ton lot of ore from that property,
which is one of the best developed in
Russell district.
Parties are uuwatcringand getting the
shaft on the Livingstone lode, near the
Golden Cloud, at the head of Virginia
canon, in shape for development by the ,
lessees of the property.
Mines and Minerals says that Mr. C.
C. Parsons, mining attorney, of Denver, ,
has gono to London, England, with ref
erence to resumed operations on the ,
Newhouse tunnel at Idaho Springs.
The local pool formed here to work the
Bench lode, an old patented property, <
situated south of the Topeka in Russell j
district, have commenced work. The (
shaft is to be put in good condition for (
deeper developments.
At tho annual election of tho Boston 1
& Colorado Smelting and Refining com- ]
pany held in Denver, January 11, the fol
lowing officers were elected: President, t
N. P. Hill; vice president, H. R. Wolcott; (
secretary and treasurer, Crawford Hill ,
The London Mining Exhibition begins j
in May and continues until October. U. •
S. makers of mining machinery have j
been invited t r . take part, and as coinpar- j
ison must result favorably, it is a good
business to bo properly represented j
there. ;
Tho Munroe Gold Mining company, i
recently organized to work the East ]
Monroe mine, on Quartz hill, have re- ]
filmed sinking, tho present depth of tho
shaft being 320 feet. Harry Armsfleld
lim been retained as manager of the
property.
Mayor John C. Jenkins has received
government patent to the mineral sur- 1
vey known as the Durango lode, situated
on the westerly slope of Mammoth hill,
this city, which has been made a matter j
of record at the office of the county clerk ,
and recorder.
State commissioner of mines H. A j
LPe, in his report for tho past year gives ;]
the number of accidents occurring in
Gilpin county as follows: Fatal, 11; non-
fajtal, 23; total, 34; or a per cent, of a H
possible 1,000 of fatal 4.34; non-fatal, 4.37
total 13.50.
Tho Idaho Springs News says J. ,T
May, manager of the Seaton properly,
and E C. Eddy of the Dove’s Nest mine,
have leased the Smith mill in the upper
end of that town, and will have it in op
eration shortly. W. B. Gilmour is to he
the mill foreman.
The gains at the Denver mint for the
llrst ten days in the new year show an
increase in tin; gold receipts of over 22
per cent, compared with the corrcspond
ing period in 1808. Tho receipts footed
up 8700,915.57, as against 8730,850.00 in
the preceding year.
The Monroe Gold Mining Company,
with a capital stock of $250,000, to open
the Monroe mine on Quartz hill, adjoin
jug the Kansas Burroughs Consolidated
property, has been organized. Incorpo
rators Mary B. Murrell, Herbert S.
Shaw and Frederick L. Brown.
The Mining Investor says that it the
cyanide mill on the Sacramento, Utah,
one-third of a pound of cyanido is used
to the ton of ore The gross cost of min
ing, transportation, milling and refining
has been reduced to 81.04 per ton, with
poßsihilites of a still further reduction.
Mr. Sandberg, who is working for Dr.
Abe Ashhaugh on his Lombard and
Polnris mines on the divide between the
head of Little Hamlin and Gleason
gulches, in the Yankee Hill belt of veins,
informs Tin; OasHUVKK that the lower
Lombard tunnel is now in 800 feet. An
other contract has been let to continue
the tunnel from its present heading. The
smelting ore has a commercial value of
887 per ton.
Professor Arthur Lakes of Denver
contributed a very ably written article
Ur Mines and Minerals, a Scranton, Pa.
monthly, on “California ns a mining
country, and how it iuiprosssos a Colo
radan in regard to goneral appliances
and methods for working and treting
ores.”
Tho following is given by MincH and
Minerals as a very simple test for tin is
the magnet. Every little while some one
comes in with a button which is alleged
to bo pure tin, because such and such
assay ors say so. But apply a magnet to
it and it jumps like a fly on a lump of
sugar proof that it may bo relied upon
to contain more titanic iron than tin.
If the button is weighed beforehand,
brought into a tost tube, and dilute sul
phuric acid poured upon it, the iron will
dissolve and tho tin remain, which latter
may bo dried and weighed and tho per
contago of tin approximately calculated.
* It is a mistake to assume that anyone
can operate a mining prop
erty. It takes years of experience and
as much skill to make a successful miner
as to make a good civil engineer, lawyer
or physician. This fact is of prime im
portance for consideration when a man
is to be selected to take charge of tho
development of a mining property. '
Tho receipts of gold bullion for the
weekending last Friday aggregated $411,-
044.93, an increase of $8,513.30 over tho
preceding week. Compared with tho cor
responding week in 1898 the Republican
says there was an increase of $121,174.
The deposits at the Denver mint for tho
first fourteen days of the present year
have amounted to 8813,576.56.
Lamont A Ballard have completed tho
erection of a shaft building on the High
Grade lode south of the Gunnell mine in
East Nevadaville, for tho Denver parties
who aro operating it. A small plant of
machinery has been placed. As no water
will bo contended with, it is sufficient
K caliber to sink the shaft to the depth of
350 or 400 feet.
Notice has been filed with County
Clerk and Recorder J. S. Updegraff, that
the control of the Gower Mines Syndi
cate has been removed from Dr. John H.
Gower of Denver to Francis G. White of
Black Hawk. The syndicate are operating
tho Running Lode group of mines in
Running Lode gulch. Black Hawk.
Tho Mining and Scientific Press very
appropriately observes that the miner
creates the greatest home market: ho is
no competitor, but a consumer at cash
prices. Each underground quartz miner
affords employment for ten men above
ground. The miuing industry patronizes
all others and competes with none.
Manager Charles Blcibel of tho Cal
houn mine, Russell district, has com
pleted another 100 feet of sinking in the
main shaft of that property. Since the
placement of the new plant on the Cal
houn developments .have been going for
ward with a greater degree of rapidity
than heretofore.
Under the Dome from the pen of
Lincoln J. Carter will be the next at
traction at tho Opera House, Wednesday,
Jan. 25, 1899. The scones of tho play are
laid in Washington, New York and the
Samoan Islands. A hurricane at sen, a
ferry boat trip from Jersey City to New
York, three beautiful scenes in and near
Washington, and a reproduction of the 1
beautiful coral reef harbor at Apia are 1
among tho scenic accessories.
The play is said to be tho best ever
penned by the popular producer of son- ’
sationnl melodramas. I
A Fortunate Lady.
Miss M. D. Crissman received a tele
grain on last Friday announcing the
death of her uncle, Jacob S. Crissman of
Montana. Ho was an old settler, having
gono there when a young man, and lived
the averago life of three scorn years and
ten. He was one of the successful men
and accumulated considerable wealth.
There being no other heirs, Miss Criss
man will in all probability become one of
tho wealthiest young ladies in Gilpin
county. Her ambitions and lady-like
manner of doing business are a credit to
her patrons. However, this will not in
any way interfere with her business, as
the work she does is the work she pro
fors. She says she lias always been com
fortablo and had a good homo, and ex
poets io continue just the same. She
Hays she can stand prosperity. Her
uDcle passed through hero on route
from the Omaha Exposition, telegraphed
her to meet him. She spent what time
with him that he stayed in Denver.
Leaving him at the Union depot, ho as
sured her that he would moke her com
fortablo.
A Splendid Performance.
Lincoln J. Carter’s “Heart of Chicago’’
was presented at tho Opera House lust
evening to a very appreciative audience.
It is a splendid show, tho specialties
good, while tho scenic effects alone weie
worth double tho price of admission.
Tho Chicago fire showed up to good ad
vantage, but the railroad sceno in the
fourth act was the finest effect over pro
duced in Central. “Under tho Dome”
which wns also written by Mr. Carter,
and is said to be his best play, will be the
attraction next Wednesday.
Maps for Ready Referonce.
Tho Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul
Kaily way Co. has just issued in conven
ient form for household, library and
school reference, an atlas of seven col
ored maps of the world, tho United States
and our new possessions in the Atlantic
and Pacific oceans, together with an
amount of valushle information connect
od therewith -all up to date. This atlas
will be sent free to any address on re
ceipt of six (fl) cento in postage.
Apply to George H. Hsafford, General
Passenger Agent, Old Colony Building,
Chicago,or to J. E. Preston, Commercial
Agent, Denver, Colo. 12 2t
NO. 41.
PERSONALS.
F. G. Wolff of Saratoga, Wyoming,
j brother of Mr. Henry Wolff of the Teller
house, dropped into Central to call on
the latter. Ho was on his way to Gal
veston, Texas. Mr. Wolff is an old and
prominent resident of Wyoming. He
1 was accompanied by his son-in-law, Mr.
Munce, of Denver.
Hon. S. V. Newell and wife came up
from Denver, Friday, returning Satur
day. He reports his brother, who has
been quite ill from kidney trouble, as
out of danger, and in a fairway for re
covery.
K. Sykes, one of tho principal stock
holders in tho Kansas-Burroughs Con
solidated mining company, came up from
Denver on Monday evening.
Hon. Willard Teller of Denver arrived
Monday evening and was attending
district court the following day.
K. St. J. Cleary of Denver, a former
mining man of this county, was attend
ing district court tho first of tho week,
arriving here from Denver Monday
morning.
Miss Emma J. Harris came un from
Denver Monday, to attend to business
matters here, as well as to note the pro
gress of the two damage suits before the
district court, in which she is plaintiff.
Richard Lichtenheld, of this city, has
purchased the tonsorial room 1131 Seven
teenth street, Denver, opposite tho
Markham hotel. His brother, William,
will assist Charley Schaffner in looking
after the -<hop in this city. Well Dick,
hero’s wibi. g you the best of success.
J. L. Rachof y, of Boulder, and the
leading merchant of that valley town,
paid a visit to his brother Abe, manager
of tho New York Store Mercantile com
pany, Friday and Saturday, returning
home on Monday.
Judge Henry A. Hicks and Will
McLeod rode to Idaho Springs on tho
stage last Monday.
Robert L. Martin, Sr., returned from a
business trip to Denver Saturday even
ing.
“Uncle” Henry Rogers and wife, of
Boulder, who came up from that place
to attend tho obsequies of their niece,
Lida M. Dennis, which occurred Thurs
day, returned Monday.
James A. Gilmour returned from Kan
sas City, whither "he was called by the
death of his aged mother. The funeral
occurred January 12, from the cathedral
in that city. Of eleven children, ten
children were present at the obsequies,
one of whom, a sister of Mr. Gilmore,
came from Alabama, whom he had not
met for 23 years. William was the only
child absent. He is now in Alaska,
superintendent of a Chicago mining com*
pnny operating in that country.
Cal. McKay has returned from Golden
where ho attended the nuptials of his
friend, Fred Feltch, and Miss Florence
May, whose parents reside near thi.t
place. Fred and bride will take up a
residence above El lora in Boulcer
c junty.
Lincoln J. Carter well known ns tho
author of a long list of big money mak
ing sensational melodramas, is the au
thor of “Under the Dome”, which comes
to tho Opera House next Wednesday,
Jan. 25. In Under the Dome he has un
doubtedly excelled his previous efforts
both as to excellence of plot and dialogue
and as to scenic effects. It is being
given a very elaborate sconic production.
The action of the piece occurs in Now
York, Washington tfnd tho Samoan Is
lands. The hurricane sceno and tho ferry
boat trip from Jersey City to New York
are said to bo marvellously like tho real
thing.
MRS. ELIZABETH CASTLE.
All Uarly of lllurk Hank Pastes
Awny,
Ah the clock in tier liny frame oottnge
struck the hour of 5 Saturday morning,
Mrs. Elizabeth Castle was summoned to
the bilent majority. The Rocky Moun
tain Nows of Monday says that, although
not a member of the Colorado Pioneer
society, Mrs. Castle was one or the stale's
old timers, having come Io Colorado
from her native state, Kentucky, in 1801.
Her husband, Edmund Castle, operated
in Black Hawk, Montgomery and Alina
for several yours. At one time he con
ducted a general merchandise establish
ment at Black Hawk. Twenty-five
years ago he died in the south, and since
then bis widow led a wiTo of seclusion.
Her husband left her some property on
Eleventh street, and the rents from this
enabled tho old lady to live. Nine days
ago Mrs. Castle was taken w ith a severe
cold. This developed into pneumonia,
which, together with rheumatism and
heart trouble, ci<used her demise. During
her entire sickness she wus watched and
nursed by William Quick and his wife,
Mary, who rendered every assistance to
the poor soul.
Deceased leaves a sister, Mrs. Mary
Strador, in Hindshorough, Illinois, two
nephews, Frank and William Gilbert,
and three nieces, all in Jackson, Cali
fornia. Mrs. Castle counted her friends
by tho hundreds. Among those who
have known her for years are Super
visor G. W. Drake, Former Mayor Bates
and Judge E. T. Wells. The funera!
took place from St. James’ M. E. church
at 10 o’clock Monday morning, in charge
of the Pioneer society. Mrs. Castle died
in her 50th year.

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