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The Observer Mining Department
Mr. Colvin, of the Cook Gold Mining
company, reports the March output of
ore from that property to be as follows:
Two thousand tons of stamp mill ore,
which yielded, in addition to gold from
the amalgamated copper plates, 360 tons
of concentrates. Also 120 tons of smelt
ing ore were sampled at the State Oro
Sampling works in Black Hawk.
The manager is now engaged in sink
ing the cage shaft an additional 100 feet,
which, when completed, will give it a
depth of 800 feet. The mino is looking
well in all its workings. Now that, the
question of drainage has been settled, the
main shaft wiil be put down to a greater
depth as rapidly as power drills can ac
complish that task. Mr. Colvin has re
ceived instructions from the main office
of the company to sink the shaft with all
possible speed.
Returns received from smelting ore
and concentrates sold to the smelters, as
well as mill dirt, received since the above
returns were telephoned to The Ob
server, show that as depth is attained
the ore yields higher values than nearer
the surface.
James A. Gilraour, of this city, has
taken a lease and bond of the East Bos
ton mine on Central City hill, a parallel
vein with the Central City and Moun
tain Lion veins, but south of it It is
a patented pmperty, and is owned by
the estate of the late Judge Silas B.
Hahn. Mr. Gilmour is forming a pool
who will assist him in working it The
property was discovered by the late Ben
A. Black, who died some years ago at
Idaho Springs. The surface quartz and
dirt yielded largely in gold under super
ficial workings.
Burt Smiley was over from Jenny
creek Saturday. He states that there is
increased activity in Phoenix district
Cy. Strock, of Boulder, a former resident
of Black Hawk, at a depth.of 45 feet has
a crevice six feet in width, the ore con
taining gold values of from one to three
ounces per cord its entire width. He
also stated that Denver parties are
working the Lone Star. The ore from
this yields seven ounces gold pej cord.
Prospectors are beginning to come
into the district. They have been
wintering in the valley towns.
In the United States Circuit court in
Denver last week Judge Moses Hallett
rendered a most important decision, de
claring the “tunnel act” of 1897 uncon
stitutional. He granted an injunction,
as prayed for, in the case of James J.
Cone and Lyman Robison, against the
Roxana Gold Mining and Tunnel com
The complainants located, in 1891, two
adjacent claims, the Doctor and Chief.
The respondent owns the Gold Standard
Tunnel, located# in March, 1892. The
tunnel has been driven through uud
across the Doctor, and is now about to
enter the Chief, on the respondent’s
search for a right of way to develop
property beyond the two claims in its
An early statute of 1861 and recent act
of 1897 (33, sessions, 181) were cited in
support of th3 respondent’s right to
prosecute the work. From the Denver
Evening Post wo quote the following as
handed down by Judgo Hallett:
“These acts are in nearly the same
terms, and the latter declares that u
tunnel owner ‘shall havo the right to
drive and continue the same through
and across any located or patented claim
in front of the mouth of such tunnel.’
No provision is made in either net for
ascertaining the need of the tunnel owner
for right of way through the servient
estate in order to work his own claim
beneficially or for compensating the
damages done to the estate appropriated
to the use of the tunnel. In the absence
of such provisions the acts would seem
to be in conflict with sections 14 and 15,
article 2. of the constitution of the slate.
Section 14 declares that private property
shall not be taken for private use except
for certain purposes; and section 15 de
clares that it shall not be taken without
just compensation to the owner.
"It is reasonably clear that the statute
refers only to such rules and regulations
as may be made before the government
has conveyed its title, because it says in
the absence of nocessaty legislation by
congress rules may be made.
"It is not necessary to consider at
length the meaning of the section. It is
enough that we are en&blod to say that
it cannot displace the constitution of the
state. The legislative assembly of the
state of Colorado has attempted to give
to tunnel owners a right of way under
ground through locations, properly
made, of earlier date than the tunnel site,
without compensation to such owners.
An act of that kind is of no fores or
effect under the constitution of the state,
and respondent will not beable to justify
ita entry upon complainants’ property
under its provisions.
“The injunction will be allowed ac
cording to the prayer of the bill.”
This property for the most part located
in Black Hawk, which was sold on Sat
urday, March 25, to satisfy a judgment
obtained against the New Gregory Min
ing Company, changed hands again at
uoon last Monday, at which hour it was
turned over to M. P. Dalton of Denver,
and Clarence K. Colvin, manager of the
Cook company’s property on Bobtail hill.
In the afternoon Mr. Majors, under
ground superintendent of the latter
property, commenced taking an inven i
tory of the pumps in the incline shaft as
well as other machinery. The stamp mill
known as the Bobtail, of 75 stamp capac
ity, is not included in the purchase. This
portion of the property will still continue
to be run under the management of A.
L. Collins. The Gregory iodine shaft
and other underground workings of this
large consolidated property consisting of
thirty-five patented mines, will be looked
after by Mr. Majors, who is succeeded at
the Cook company’s workings by Mr.
The Observer reporter was informed
of the proposed change to be made last
Monday. As previously announced in
these columns, at the time when it was
claimed that the pumps in the incline
shaft were to be pulled out, that the
presence of Mr. Dalton in New York at
that time was of deep significance, Mon
nay’s transfer only demonstrates that
the statement was in no wise premature.
The reporter was present in the after
noon when Mr. Majors went under
ground to commence taking an inven
tory and also witnessed the transfering
to the now purchasers by Mr. Collins of
the underground surveys of the work
ings of the property, which have been
kept in an up-to-date manner.
There is quite an amount of ground on
the westerly portion of the Bobtail vein
proper that has been worked to a large
profit by J. C. Jenkins and others of this
city. Their lease ruu out Tuesday last.
Efforts were made to secure another
lease but it was of no avail.
The Observer has sufficient informa
tion to warrant the statement that tho
development work will be continued, and
that the working force of miners and
other employes will be augmented as
rapidly as room can be made for them.
Messrs. Colvin and Dalton will add all
up-to-date machinery tnat may be re
quired iD addition to the present large
plant now on the ground and in place,
that will in any manner lessen the cost
of mining and raising the ore to surface.
The new purchasers have ample means
at their command with which to con
tinue work and place the property in its
former rank as a gold producer of Gilpin
county. Mr. Colvin is a practical min
ing man, having gained his knowledge of
mining from boyhood days up to the
present time in Colorado, in Gilpin, Clear
Creek and other counties, which, com
bined with the financial ability of Mr.
Dalton, forebodes success to their plans
partially mupped out for the future and
others that will follow when they become
better familiarized with the existing con
ditions of the properties.
The Cook company will prosecute de
velopment work stead ijy until they havo
attained a depth of 1200 feet on that
property, 800 feet of which has about
been reached. The question of drainage
which has been an absorbing. one with
many owners of well developed proper
ties adjacent to the Gregory-Bobtail
whoso mine workings would soon be filled
up with water, thus compelling a cessa
tion of mining if the pumps were pulled
out of the incline shaft, has now been
settled for some time to cotne. When it
was made known that the transfer had
been made, the business men of Black
Hawk and Central were gratified, as well
aa the large number of miners who will
thus be afforded steady employment.
We condense from Sunday's Denver
News the following:
The works of the Globe Smelting and
Refining company at Globeville, near
Denver, have been turned over to the
' American Smelting and liefining com
pany, the new smelter trust, and closed
down. The trust has made no official
announcement in this respect. This will
let out the high priced experts, and
specialists will be either cut in their pay
or be transferred to minor positions.
Whether the prices for ore treatment
will remain as at present rests with
tho future, as no official announce
ment hae been made. Men have been
given their time with scant information
as to when they would be re-emplbyed,
but the intimation invariably accompa
nied the money that when the plants
■tart up again the new eight-hour law
will out a strong factor in the schedule
of wages, and, instead of «l a dag too
twelve hours, two-thirds of the pay will
be given for eight, hours' work when the
law goes into effect in June.
The Omaha & Grant will bo trans
ferred to the trust May 1. From that
date until the refinery at Omaha is for
mally turned over the base bullion pro
duced at this smelter will be refined at
Argentine, Kansas, by the Consolidated
Kansas City and Refining company.
This is for the purpose of reduc
ing work at the Omaha refinery, so
that it may be shut down before the for
mal transfer. If it is opened up again
the Argentine works will be shut down
temporarily and the bullion diverted to
The Argo smelter will follow the
Grant, and then attention will be paid to
the properties in other portions of the
state. The smelter men claim that as
soon as the works are started up the full
forces of men will be re-employed, but
that a uniform schedule of wages will be
in force. The ordinary employes at the
Globe get $2 a day for eight and ten
hours' work, according to particular oc
cupation. The schedule price is $2.25,
while at the Leadville smelters a
higher rate prevails in some instances.
If it can avoid doing so the trust will
not recognize the spirit of the new wagq
law. There is a strong probability of an
open defiance until the matter can be
settled in the courts on the constitu
tionality of the law.
The length of time that the Globe will
be shut down is a matter of some specu
lation. There is a possibility of a two
weeks’ limit. The works will be over
hauled, repaired and a general cleaning
up made. The opening up of the Colo
rado Midland and the Rio Gtande roads
will bring to the works a flood of ore,
which will supply the works for several
months. In this respect the shut-down
l of the Grant works need not be very
lengthy, for they were thoroughly over
hauled during the winter when the ore
supply was low during the blockades.
The Denver News adds that the effect
of the clogging of the arteries of progress
by the trial is plainly apparent at the
branch mint, w here the gold receipts last
week were 8357,369.28 compared with
8454,800.64 in the corresponding week'
last year.
A New York special of March 15 to the
same paper snys that on rumors that the
securities would soon be listed on the
stock exchange, American Smelter com
mon that day was largely bought, ad
vancing to 52, a net gain of four points.
The new pool of Black Hawk and Cen
tral men recently formed to operate the
After Supper lode in Black Hawk, are
taking out a very good looking quality of
ore from the old tunnel workings in the
rear of the foundry.
Mr. Ballatyne, of the Puzzle mine,
west of the Pederson, is keeping five
stamps dropping on ore from that prop
erty Ho is also taking out a medium
grade of ore from tho Clay County mine
in Lake district.
Among the directors of the American
Smelting and Refining company, tho new
trust or combine, are Hon. James B.
Grant, David H. Moffat and Dennis
Sheedy, of Denver, and E. W. Nash and
Guy C. Barton, of Omaha.
With the first broath of spring come
rumors of great gold finds in Alaska and
other parts of the bleak north. These,
in tho light of recent experiences, should
be taken as notes of warning that tho
prospector would do well to heed.
The Nehema mine and a portion of the
Cotton, on Bobtail hill, havo been lonsod
to John O. Merea and It. C. Fraser, of
Black Hawk. The former belongs to
Mrs. Elizabeth Speers and tho latter to
the estate of tho late Thomas H. Will
Work is to be resumed on the Hamlet
mine, east of the Maine mine on the
northerly slope of Gertnnn mountain,
this city, and north of the Mountain
City mine. The property is patented
and is owned by Stevo Bereton and
The three bills recently passed by the
Oregon legislature uffecting tho mining
Industry puts placer and lode claims on
the same basis as real estate, provides
for liens agsinst mining claims for labor
and supplies, and for the appropriation
of water for mining and power purposes.
Some genious has invented a miner's
pick with reiuovsble points which are
held in placfe by a key. When the points
are dull they can be removed and sharp
ones substituted. It seems ss If this in
vention would be a great advantage in
prospecting where s blacksmith shop Is
not st hand, as by having a number of
these points the prospector would be
able to carry on work for some time
without having to seek a place where he
could sharpen a pick.
From D«bo#o A. Holladay, of Denver*
and ooa of tha most gentlemanly T. P.
A.’s on thi« circuit, Tbs Obssrvss
teams that the Nabob mint, star ttyi
Diamond Jo silver mine on Silver creek,
Clear Creek county, is opening up splen
didly. The tunnel has been driven 1,200
feet. The manager of the mine when in
about 600 feet cut a vein of ore on which
ho has commenced an upraise. He has
cut a streak of ruby silver which runs
away up in the thousands of ounces of
silver per ton. A shipment to the smel
ter will be made soon. Mr. Holladay is
interested in the property, and feels
jubilant over the strike.
C. W. Miller, of the East Whiting
mine, is shipping ore from that property
to the Newton mill and concentration
works at Idaho Springs, and by Satur
day evening of this week will have 180
tone at those works. F. H. Clark, who
is in charge of the East Whiting, paid a
visit to the works last Sunday, and re
ports that there were 500 tons of Gilpin
ore at the works awaiting treatment.
The ore is of too low a grade to send to
the smelters, hence it is sent there, the
mining men claiming that they obtain
better results than here in Gilpin
Gold in Nebraska is something unex
pected, but the New York Engineering
and Mining Journal gives an account of
a gold excitement in the state of Ne
braska. The centers of excitement are
chiefly Seward, Stanton and Franklin
counties. That journal thinks "the min
eral resources of a prairie state like
Nebraska lie chiefly in her soils, from
which more gold and silver can be ex
tracted by the plow and harrow than by
any other means known yet.”
Manager A. L. Collins, of the Califor
nia mine on Quartz hill, has received a
flat steel wire cable 2,500 feet in length
from San Franciaco, California, which
has been placed on the deep shaft on
that property. The shaft has attained a
depth of 2,220 feet. The manager is
anxious to get down to a depth to per
mit of making connection with the Hid
den Treasure workings on the west and
the same vein.
The Idaho Springs Gazette says that
"J. Marchiano and F. Chiodi were down
last Friday settling for their ore from
the Gem mine, near the head of Gilson
gulch.” Both were former residents of
Central. The Observer is pleased to
add that they are making good wages
out of their lease. They are as hard
working, industrious miners as ever
handled a drill.
□The managers of the mining exposi
tion to be held in London this year have
decided to permit the exhibit of Colo
rado gold ores. The original intention
was to admit Colorado machinery, but
exclude ores, confining the exhibit to
ores from British possessions, but British
interests in Colorado are so important
that an exception has been made in
favor of Colorado.
A Santiago do Cuba cablegram of
April 15 says that Colorado prospectors
have located six gold claims near
Holquln, in that province. One claim,
which was very rich, was found in some
old Indian diggings. Several large
parties have started for the gold district.
The discovery of two copper mines in
the El Cobre district was announced to
The Gold Coins Mines company havo
secured an extension of the lease and
bond on the California mine, on Quartz
hill, from the owners, the California Gold
Mining and Milling company. Mr. Col
lins, the manager of the property, now
has tho water down in the deep shaft of
tho property to a point below tho 1,400
foot level.
The Champion Gold Mining company,
operating the Champion mine west of
Nevadaville, last week sold to the sam
pling works a lot of smelting ore wh'ch
netted th#n $37 por ton. The oro con
tains a high percentage of lead, a char
acteristic of the ore mined in that belt
of veins.
Prof. Sidney W. Tyler, mining engi
neer of Den ver, a former well-known
mining man of Gilpin county, haa gone
to San Bernandino, California, to exam
ine a mining property for the Boston &
Montana Mining and Smelting Company
at Butts, Montana.
Kidney or Bladder Troubles.
If you suffer from kidney, bladder or urin
ary troubles, or from too frequent or eesntf
arlne. “Dr. Fenner's Kidney and Rarkachf
Cura" Is what you want. Red-wettlny by
children Is gensrally cured by one bottle of
this powerful remedy. Teetlinonlals ars
disregarded, many people doubting the hon
esty or sincerity of them. we therefore avoid
flying any heiw. but will furnish thain on ap
plication to dealer whoso name la gives
below. If not satisfied after using one bofr
Us four money will be refunded by
A. H. Day, Central City.
Clothes Cleaned and Repaired.
Apply at Mrs. D. Chaddock’s, Main
street, Black Hawk, opposite railroad
depot *
Wiener Maerzen, the beer that will
make Colorado famous. George Mertz
agent for Centra* City and Black Hawk.
Deoerated Tableware.
Another invoice of decorated table ware
and bedroom sets just received by the
Sauer-McShane Mercantile company.
Tbs Neef Bros. Weiner Mesrzen Bssr
id a home product and is made oat of
thd choicest hops and barley.
Miss Martha Hawley was visiting rela
tives here the first of the week.
s Fred T. Gooch, postmaster at Rollins
ville, was a visitor to Central this week.
Messrs. Clarence K. Colvin and M. P.
Dalton returned from Denver Monday
J. H. McDermott of the Teller, re
turned Tuesday evening from a business
trip to Denver.
Robert L. Martin, junior, nrrived from
Chicago yesterday. He will remain here
some length of time.
Prof. C. E. Lindermnn of the Stewart
mine, Hawkeye district, was a guest at
the Teller Tuesday evening.*
Miss Ethel Novin of The Gilpin, spent
Sunday in Denver visiting relatives.
She returned Monday evening.
Robert Rippin of Belle Plain, lowa,
youngest brother of the late Jabez Rip
pin, came up from Denver last Sunday.
Mrs. J. R. Morgan, daughter Sarah,
an d£granddaughter Margeruite Rodda,
visited friends in Idaho Springs Tuesday
Henry P. Lowe of the Topeka mine,
returned from Denver Wednesday noon,
and paid a visit to that property in the
William T. Bennallack and little
daughter of Aspen, are visiting Grandpa
Bennallack in this city, arriving here on
R. Sykes president of the Kansas-Bur
roughs consolidated gold mining com
pany, was up from Denver the first of
the week.
County clerk and recorder J. S. Upde
graff who has been in Denver for several
days attending to mining business, re
turned Monday.
Miss Lucy Stephens cashier at the
New York store, left Sunday morning for
Denver, where she will enjoy a vacation
and much needed rest.
Among Central business men who re
turned from Denver Tuesday were H. J.
Hawley, Richard Mueller,’ Abe Rachof
sky and Daniel Fuelscher.
Morgan McCanp, a student at the Em
erson public school in Denver, came up
on Saturday morning’s passenger train,
on a visit with his father. He returned
Mias Julia Gardiner of Denver, last
evening to attend the social of the Bach
elor’s Club. While in the city she was
the guest of her friend Miss Margeruite
Loretto Rank.
Mrs. W. O. Jenkins and little son Wal
ter, after a short visit in Denver with
relatives returned to Central Tuesday
evening. Mrs. Jenkins was accompanied
by her sister Miss Edith Davies.
Gus Graham, father of Harvey Gra
ham one of the Colorado volunteers who
mot death in Cuba and whose body was
laid at rest in Denver last week, returned
from attending the obsequies Thursday.
Miss Leona Kuski, who has been visit
ing friends and relatives in this city, left
for her home in St. Joseph, Mo., yester
day morning. She was accompanied by
her cousin Miss Ella Leahey, who will
remain there for a few mouth .
Marion Cook, Grand Sachem of the
Grand Council Improved Order Red
Men of Colorudo, paid an official visit
to Rising Bow Tribe No. 1, last Thursday
evening. An entertaining time was had
at the tribe’s wigwam on Gregory street.
Mr. L. H. Stockbridgo, general mana
ger of the Fisk Gold Mining Company,
is lying quite sick at his roon. at tho res
idence of Mr. Coffin on Bobtail street,
near the Fisk mine. The Obsbkvrk
trusts that his illness will bo of shortdu
Forman wants Galena ore.
For Rent.
Two furnished rooms for housekeeping.
Mrs. DuPkk, opp. Opera Houee.
In all your career boo such goods and
such values at such prices as can be seen
atthe Mineral Palace.
The state convention of the Christian
Endeavor societies of Colorado will meet
at Greeley on Friday, Saturday and
Sunday, June 2, 3 and 4, 1899. The so
cietiea of that city have already appoint
ed a committee to arrange for entertain
ing the delegates that will be present on
that occasion.
Fine line of perfumes just received at
Hyndmun’s book store.
Farnlnhed Room* For lUint.
Two front rooms furnished. Apply at
Mrs. D. Chaddock’s residence, Main
street, Black Hawk, opposite railroad
Mrs. Elizabeth Williams last Friday
purchased tbs residence and lots on
Eureka street, formerly occupied by
Jq|io H. Kemp, The consideration paid
wm I.BQQ. The property ia jo a desirable
portion of the pity.
Milt Creel
Jf hast served by ♦‘The Colorado Road's”
♦TI-eome-7” dalur trains between Denver
aad the great gold camp.
_ Mew end second hand furniture and
Mioiog tools. Otto H. B. Goats.
Thomas J. Oyler returned from a busi
ness trip to Denver Monday evening.
W. J. Blake after attending to business
matters in Denver returned Monday
New chlorination works of 50 tons ca
pacity are being erected alongside the
Lakewood railroad track, just over the
line in Jefferson county.
Alex Taylor, who has been quite sick
of late from head trouble, left Monday
morning for Denver, where ho will re
main for several days recuperating.
A mining pool has been organized in
this city, who are opening up the Unex
pected lode in Lake district, south and
east of the Carr mine. The property is
owned by Major Hal Sayr of Denver.
McFarlane & Co., are fitting up the
hoister formerly in use on the East Cen
tennial mine. Some weeks ago they
shipped to the Smuggler-Union mine
near Silver ton, two Gilt Edge Gilpin
County concentrators which are doing
splendid work.
Eagle County Blade, April 13: L. S.
Pierce, formerly county treasurer, was
in town yesterday shaking hands with
his large circle of friends. Mr. Pierce
had been on a visit to Mrs. Pierce at
Eagle, and was en route to Black Hawk,
where he is now located and engaged in
A Morrison correspondent of the Gol
den Transcript says: J. H. Schrock and
family will soon move to their ranch,
which is three miles south of here. Sev
eral years ago Mr. Shrock was engaged
in the meat market business and will
now devote most of his time to stock
Monday evening's Denver Times con
tained a special from Trinidad, stating
that O. P. McMains died at his home in
Stonewall, thirty miles west of Trinidad,
Saturday, April 15, of consumption, aged
60 years. He was an able lawyer and a
speaker of more than ordinary talent.
He resided in this city in 1864 and 1865,
at which time he was pastor of the M. E.
George Stroehle & Son who had the
contract for taking down the flag pole in
the square at the head of Main street,
and repainting it, reset it on Monday.
To-morrow—Arbor Day—a new large
sized Star Spangled Banner will be flung
to the breeze from the top. On the sum
mit is a receptacle in which was placed
the names of the city officials and a
number of the cards of business men and
John Schultz of this city, in riding his
horse down G-egory street from Central
Monday night was thrown off below Tur
ner hall, his horse dragging him quite a
distance before his foot became loosened
from the stirrup. He was picked up in a
dazod condition. Dr. Richmond was
summoned who found that his right leg
was broken in two places below the knee.
The fractured limb was sot and he ia now
resting as well as could be expected at
his residence on Church street.
The Mueller Coiiiuilmmluu Company
Are daily receiving fresh .shipments of *
butter, eggs, poultry, vegetables, etc.
They also carry a large stock of wines
and other liquors which they sell at
wholesale priceß.
Had Cave-In.
The old workings of the Bates. Hunter
mine under Packard street caved in yes
terday for a longth of fifty feet. As soon
as Street Commissioner Bowden was in
formed of the fact be eximined the
cave-in and, in company with Aldermen
Hickox, Benight and Williams, com
mittee on streets und alleys from the
city council, again visited the placo and
took steps for putting it in proper con
dition. That portion of the BatosHuntur
crevice was worked out very near the
surface a number of years ago, it being
very rich, and the ground left remaining
was not properly secured. Hence tile
Newton D. Owen, chairman of the
board of county commissioners, disclaims
that ho has been appointed to supenise
tho building of n county court house on
tho site graded off an Eureka street. Ho
statod to a reporter of The Odhkkvkk
that there was no truth or foundation
for tho report, and seems at a loss to
know how the report originated. He
claims it to be a huge joke.
Pianos. Organs and Sowing Machines
Sold, rented or repaired by
W. S. DuPkk. Central City,
Agent for Knight-Campbell Music Co.
A little Pennsylvania girl closed her
evening prayer by saying, “And please
Lord, take care of yourself too, for it
anything should happen to you we
wouldn't hnvo any one but McKinley to
depend on, and ho isn't doing as well as
papa expected.”
Tho Noef Bros. Wiener Maeraen Boor
is bottled expressly for family use, It U
recommended by Denver landing pby.
Colorado Springs
Is bast served by -Tho Colorado Road*
Star Batata Ran geo at Andaraoo's.'
NO. 2.

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