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THE GILPIN OBSERVER.
YOL. XIII. The Observer Mining Department. CALIFORNIA MINE—QUARTZ HILL. Last Saturday morning the water etood ton feet below the 1,500 foot station in the main shaft. The Observer re porter was informed that the water is now being lowered at the rate of three feet per day. The shaft is 2,220 feet in depth. As soon as the water is lowered down below the 1,700-foot station con nection will be made with the workings of the Hidden Treasure, west of the main California. MAY OUTPUT OF THE COOK COED MINING COMPANY. Mr. Clarenc K. Colvin, of the Gold Mining company, last Saturday tel ephoned the following to The Observer as the output of that property for the month of May: Stamp mill ore, 3,400 tons; smelting iron, 133 tons. The stamp millo re yielded 675 tons of concentrates. This property ranks second in the county in its output of ore monthly, only being exceeded by the Kansas-Bur roughs Consolidated Mining company, whose output for the same month was 479 tramway cars, or 4,070 tons. As Mr. Colvin gains depth in the work ings of the cage shaft, there is a corres ponding increase in the ore values. RICH ORE. The home pool leasing on the After Supper lode, at Black Hawk, received from E. E. Burlingame, of Denver, a cer tificate of assay made at his laboratory and assay office in Denver, which gave 131.60-100 ounces of gold, and 74.40 100 ounces silver per ton. Two other sam ples assayed by H. H. Clark, of the Chamberlain Sampling works, in Black Hawk, gave respectively 250.79-100 ounces gold— 83,047.40 and• 130.76 100 ounces g01d—82,648.60 per ton. Pretty ich ore; good enough for the oldest in habitant. The After Supper is consid ered to be the same vein as the Sleepy Hollow and Fisk vein. GII.PIN COUNTY SAFE. Said a prominent mining man of the county in the office of the Teller House, Saturday evening: “The question of whether the requirement by law that! miners, stamp mill and smelter employes should work but eight hours a day, is a public necessity, will unquestionably be J tested in the proper courts, but no mat ter what the result, Gilpin county will go on in the even tenor of its way pro ducing ore. The working men in this state have a great deal at stake, more so | than in any other state in the country, | and they cannot afford to do anything to interfere in the future. Tuere seems to be a desire on the part of employers of labor to meet the employes in a fair and friendly spirit, and whatever may occur clscwhero Gilpin county is fortunately safe.” ' LACK OF PERSISTENCE. The result of carelessness and lack of persistence in prospecting is illustrated by a recent occurrence in San Juan I county, says the Denver Republican. I Several years ago the Kansas was located in Ice Lake Basin, and a 200 foot tunnel drivon on what was supposed to be the vein. The ore gradually pinched out. and when the breast showed nothing but barren rock the claim was abandoned. It was subsequently relocated, and after ward sold to George Lacey, who ran a short cross-cut and opened a fine body of ore. It is now shown that the tunnel followed a narrow stringer and for more than 100 feet ran into the country rock alongside the vein. The property has been rechriwtenod the Little Emma, and is now the chief lead producer of the district. ANOTHER MINING DECISION. The secretary of the interior last Fri day affirmed the action of the general land office canceling Anselmo B. Smith’s mineral land entry upon tho Belmont, Pilgrim, Flora Thorne, Annie May and Little Fred claims in Colorado. All of those claims, except a part of the last, lay within the limits of a certain placer claim previously patented to the Alice Mining company, Clear Creek county. F. Smith was allowed opportunity to ap ply for a.henring to determine whether the lodes embraced in his entry were known to exist at the time of application for patent, and this opportunity was ex tended four or five times, but he nlways failed to make the showing, and the ac tion against him has therefore been af firmed. A NEXT THE TRUSTS. •The Guggenheims, owners of the large refitieiies at Pueblo, Colorado, and Perth Amboy, New Joraoy, havo organized an exploration company to mine the miner als which will be treated at their plunts. This action is taken to protect their own interests, They havo larg mining interests in Mexico, and it is believed that the first explorations will be mado in that republic. COVERS MILE MITE ONI.Y. Tho Court of Appeals of Colorado in the case of the Colorado Iron works vs. Taylor, held that under tho law* of Colo orado (1893, pnge 320, section 7), extend ing a mechanics’ leiu over so much of the lands on which the buildingi may be erected as may be necessary for the con venient use and occupation of such buildings, the liens for a stamp mill covers the mill site only; and not the lode mining claims from which tho ores to be worked are mined. AN IMPORTANT DECISION. The supremo court of Nevada held in the case of Sanders vs. Noble, question of right to change course after posting notice, that under tho revised statutes of the United States, sections 2,3, and 4, requiring a mining location to be dis tinctly marked on the ground, so that its boundaries can be readily traced, and all records to contain a sufficient de scription to identify it: and Police Code, sections .3610, and .3812. requiring the lo cator to post a notice at the point of dis covery, giving the length along the vein each way and its general course as near as may be, and within 90 days thereafter to file a declaratory statement giving a description of the claim sufficient to identify it, the locator having posted the notice stating the general course of the vein, may swiog his claim in any direc tion required to include the vein within the 90 days, and this although the notice laid the course of tho points of the com pass, no bad faith being shown. DO GOLD NUGGETS GROW! “Do gold nuggets grow?” is a question that has been asked many times says the Mining and Scientific Press. Under certain circumstances they undoubtedly do. Several years ago a prospector picked up a nugget in a California gravel mine which weighed 8600. Ever since that time this nugget has steadily grown until now reference is mado to the find ing of the lump it is usually stated that it weighed 81,*500. In a few vear9 it will probably havo grown to 88,000, and pos sibly in time it may reach 800,000. There is no real evidence to indicate that nug gets grow in any other manner than above described. IMPORTANT DECISION. The United States Court of Appeals, holding court at Milwaukee, Wisconsin, last Wednesday, handed dowu an import ant decision affecting the alien labor law. T-ie dec : sion interprets tho law so as to apply solely to common laborers, exempt ing clerks and all kinds of skilled arti sans. Judges Woods, Jenkins and Brown constituting tne entire court, con cur in tho decision, which holds that it was the intent of congress solely to shut out the importation of common laborers under contract t » work in mines, iu lum bering camps and on railroads. RAISED THEIR WAGES. A Colorado Springs special to Satur dnv's Denver Republican says an in crease of wages. averaging 15 percent, and atfectiug 125 men, was announced that <iny by the Colorado Philadelphia Induction company, whose plant is at Colorado City. The increase comes voluntarily, tho men having mado no complaint what ever of low wages. The reduction plant has been in operation about three years, and is one of the most profitable in that part of the state. It treats Cripple Creek ores ulruost exclusively. COMING TO THE FRONT. Jamestown, Boulder county, notwith standing her unsavory record and boom j days of long ago, is surely coming to the front this year. The Boulder Represent ative claims that Central district lias the ores and men backed by ample exper ience and wealth are going right after and getting the real stutF. The day for poking fun af“Jimtown” has passed. NOTICE TO EIIFLOYES. The following is a copy of the notices posted at the several plants of the American Smelting and Refining com pany. It is copied from one posted at tho Grant plant in Denver: 1. On aud after Juno Ist, 1899, tho period of employment of ail persons heretofore employed and paid by tho dey, will be by the hour 2. Workmen employed in smelters or other institutions for the reduction or re fining of ores or metals will bo at liberty to work more than eight hours per day, if they elect, and will be paid for tho number of hours of aetuul labor. .3. Except in eases of emergency, where life or property may be in immi nent danger, no such workingmen •shall be required to labor more than eight hours per day. A failure to work more than such number of hours shall not be deemed a cause justifying discharge from the service of the company. .3. This notice shall be the solo contracj of employment for all workingmen so far as relates to the period of employment. 1 No superintendent or other ugenl shall have authority to change or agree to the violation of any of tho above provisions. J. B. Grant, Manager Grant Plant. | Denver, Colo., May 29, 1899. ACTION OF STAMP MIDI. EMPLOYES. The following is a verbatim copy of the typewritten circulars issuod by the secretary of tho meeting of tho mill em ployes held in Blnck Hawk, Thursday evening, June 8, 1899, a copy of which has been loft with the mill owners, run ning mills in this city: Scandia Hall, Black Hawk, Colorado* June 8,1899. □ Dear Sir:—At a meeting of the mill hands employed in the mills of Black CENTRAL CITY, COLO., THURSDAY, JUNE 15, 1899. Hawk, hold in Scandia lodgo room on the evening of Juno 8, 1399, it was the unanimous decision of the men present, that the recent act of the legislature making eight hours a legal day’s work should be observed by all mill hands, and mill owners as well. The following resolution after a full and complete dis cussion, was passed, as embodying what the meeting considered to be just and right: We, the employes of the owners oper ating mills in Black Hawk, respectfully petition as follows: That, on and after June 15,1899, eight hours shall constitute a legal day’s work in said mills, and that the wages for such work be at the rate of 82.50 per day. That, unless the above petition, which we believe to be just and right between employes is favorably acted upon by each and every employer on or before the 16th day of June, 1899, wo shall con sider it our duty to withdraw ourselves from your employment at 12 o’clock on said 15th day of June, 1899. That A. L. Ames, our secretary, is hereby instructed to notify each and every such mill owner or manager, in writing, of the substance of the forego ing resolution. Please inform me as soon as convenient of your action concerning the foregoing petition, whether of approval or disap proval, so that I may be able to report at our next meeting. The circulars are signed by Mr. A. L. Ames, as secretary. NEWS AND NOTES. Sharpley A Augustus, of Centerville, lowa, have resumed work on their mines in Moon gulch, north of Perigo. Manager Stephan, of tho Goiger mine, will commence shipping ore as soon as the roads become settled. Ex-governor J. B. Grant, of the Amer ican Smelting and Refining company, returned to Denver from New York, on Monday. • Tho Pine Cone announces that a hoist ing plant and stamp mill will be erected on the Swbet Home property, on Colo rado Hill, in tho near future. The shares of Straton’s Independence mine, now on the London market, are selling for 812.5'J per share, 150 per cent, above par. The Holden lixiviation works at Aspen erected at a cost of 8200,C# ) several yeais agu. were sold June 6, 1899. for 81,150 a sufficient sum to cover a judgment and court expenses. Tho annual meeting of the Seaton Mining and Milling company, will bo held at the office of the company in Den ver, on Monday, Juiy 3,1899, for the elec tion of five directors. The King Gold Mining company, a Massachusetts incorporation,owning the King mine, on Nevada H its, west of Ne vadaville, has given Crawford Hill, pow er <if uttorney to act for tho corporation in Gilpin county. Frank P. Sherwin, a well known min ing promoter and former resident of Colorado, of late residing in New York City, has filed a petition in bankruptcy ! showing no assets, and liabilities of 8161- 4U. Tho law passed at the last legislature that all lands valuable for coal, iron, stone, clay, asphaltuai, producing dur ing the preceding year exceeding 81,000 in value, shall be taxed onQ fifth of gro«s proceeds, will go into effect July 8, 1899. “It is a curious fact” says the Denver Reporter, that while load ore cun bo im ported from Canada to tho United States in bund nnd thus evade tho duty that whonthe refined product is returned to Canada a 15 percent tarill is exacted. Manager Hathaway, of tho Elk Park Mining company started up the com pany’s mill this week. The damages to tho shaft house nnd shaft sustained by the fire some thus ago, have been re paired. He expects to run the mill con tinuously. Prospoctors coming into Gilpin county should bear in mind that tho merchants of the county have stocks of goods spec ially adapted to their needs. Nowhere can better goods bo purchased at lower prices than right hero in Central City. A pool has been formed to .vork what is known as the Beery group of veins, on- Quartz hill. Mr. Driscoll, of Denver, is superintending the work. After Mr. Secry’s death tho property jmssod into tho hands of Mr. Freeman, who resides in Rhode Island. John C. Benson, of Mhsouri Lake, has received government patent for IJs Rob ert E. Lee lodo mining claim, south of tho Manhattan lode claim, iu Unwkeye district, which ho has filed for record with county clerk and recorder J. 8. Up degraff. The reining industry of Colorado never looked more flourishing than at present. If the agitators refrain from infeat&qjg the ranks of tho now contented tnlnent discontinue their work of discontent’ I mining will be more active and results will be unparalleled. Under a recent act passed by the leg -1 islature persons desirous of changing the point of diversions of his right to use water from any stream in this state, shall present a petition to the district court, notifying all parties affected there by. Tho Guggenheims propose considera bly higher wages than the Trust scale to men working in* their smelter and re fining works at Pueblo. A raise has been offered in the wages per hour of many of the men ranges from to 35 per cent. A Silver Plume correspohdent of the Denver Evening Times says that the zinc ore which has been shipped from the mines of that section, consigned to the Humphrey Smelting works, at Up land, Indiana, has proven so satisfactory that Mr. Humphrey has notified his agent at Silver Plume, that he wants 50 cars per month. With that end in view the present force of fifty miners now en gaged in taking out zinc ore is to be in creased at Silver Plume. The Boulder Tribune very appropri ately observes that the decision of the mine owners of the leading districts of Boulder county to observe the eight hour law, without cutting wages is a great concession to the laboring interests and for the good of all concerned; it is to be hoped that the plan will prove as suc cessful as promised by the promoters. A party of leasers in the Fisk mine have struck a body of smelting ore which 6hows considerable free gold. Another strike has been made in the East Whit ing lode, on Gunnell hill, in the 320-foot west level, which carries values of 8179 per ton. Mr. Sam Miller, owner of the property, keeps the 15 stamp mill recent ly leased by him employed night and day. Buy Colorado mining machinery, if yfcu are in need of such equipment. It is by far the best made, and being on the ground Colorado manufacturers can keep you in ropairs, without bankrupt ing you. Besides, every mechanic kept at work in Colorado means good luck for Colorado people, and prosperity for the merchants. At n recent meeting of the mine-own era held in Boukler, it was decided to pay their men 82.50 per day for the eight hour shift, nnd only such time ns has been worked is to ba considered. Night shifts are also to be eight' hours. At Ward the mine-owners are paying 83 for eight hours. At the Big Five mine a compromise was proposed of 62 80 tor eight hours. The miners refused to uc cept tho terms. Charles W. Miller, for many years con nected with the Smuggler mine at As pen, hns succeeded Nute Mansfield at the Smuggler-Union* at' Telluride, San- Miguel county. The latter has been in charge of that mine for nine years, and ail of the more than 30 miles of workings in this great mine have been constructed under his supervision. Mr. M msfield has never been a week away from the mice during the entire niue years. Al though urgod to retain his position he declined doing so. This is the mine of which Charles M. Becker is tho mining engineer, i The Court of Appeals of Colorado, in the case of Fleming vs. Daly, held re garding tho locution and acquisition of claims on the public domain, that when the undisputed evidenoa shows that if a vein was discovered in a discovery shaft sunk as required by General Statutes, section 2,400, tho court need not, on the issue of discovery, confine the qm*s'ion to tho discovery of tho shaft, nor define a legal discovery shaft. That tho stat ute required the locator to sink a discov ery shaft on tho lode to show a well de fined crevice, hut it does not require the walls of the vein to be disclosed. When in a contest over conflicting mining claims the evidence showed tne land to belong to tho other of tho claimants, it is proper to refuse a charge that if neither was found to be entitled, neither could recover. And, where tho jury in such a contest is permitted to view the ground, so as to enable thorn to intelli gently consider the evidence, it is proper to refuse a charge authorizing them t»» make independent investigation of their own. The Mueller Commission Company Are now receiving California fruits of all kinds, new potatoes, green vegetables and a great many other good things too numerous to mention. Sherbert Social. Tho King’s Daughters will give a Shcrbort social in the vacant room in Hawley block, Main streot, this city. Sherbort nnd enko 15 cents: lemonade and candy h cents. Going! Going! Gone! Auction every day at 2:30 p. m., and 7 p. iu., in the Hawley Block, Central, of a Urge Ido of diamond*, watchea, jewelry, and aUTerwAre. Star Batata Baogas at Anderton'a. ACCIDENTAL DROWNING. Of Wilmot H. Luke In Die South Moulder Last Saturday Evening. The citizens of Central were terribly shocked last Saturday night about 11 o’clock, by the arrival hero of Mr. Wil liam Reed, who announced that Wilmot H. Lake, of this city, had been drowned in the South Boulder below Rollinsville at 5:30 o’clock that evening. Mr. Reed, accompanied by Wilmot H. Lake left the city about 3 o’clock that afternoon for Eldora, for the purpose of examining some placer ground, both riding saddle animals. After reaching and crossing the county bridge over the South Boul der at Rollinsville, they took down the north side of that stream on what i 9 known as the roadbed of the old Denver, Utah and Pacific railroad. After going down about a mile they came to a point of rocks, which extended nearly into the water, leaving only a small trail to pass by. Not knowing whether they could pass on or not, Lake crossed the creek on a foot-bridge with the idea of taking a look ahead, and while looking around tho puint, a boul der upon which his foot was resting slip ped and he was precipitated into the water. At this point tho creek is very narrow, and rushes by at a torrent gait, leaving a person no chance to recover bimself, while it would be most suicidal for any one to jump in to the rescue. Lake fell on his back and was quickly lost to sight; his friend Reed, who had remained with the horses immediately followed down the creek, hoping to be of some assistance either in assisting Lake or in rescuing the body, but it was of no avail, and after going up and down the creek for a distance of about two mile 3, a couple of hours he started for Central, to summon assistance. Being a stran ger, he lost his way, and for quite a while wandered around until he met a miner who put him on the road, reaching here about 11 o’clock. The news of Lake’s sudden death soon sproad, and by 12 o’clock, midnight, I. N. Welch, of the Register-Call, Fritz J. Altvater, of The Observer, Percy R. Alsdorf, Peter Stangier, William Reed, David Marshall and others started on horseback to the scene of the drowning. They arrived there about 3 o'clock Sun day morning, and as soon as it was good daylight commenced active search for the body of the unfortunate young man. After about an hour and a halfs search the body was seen at 5:30 o’clock by I. N. Welch lodged against s »mo driftwood in the center of the creek about 3 X) yards below where he fell in. By hard work the body was taken from the water and placed on thv north side of the creek. Mr. Fred Gooch, postmaster of Rollins ville, furnished a conveyance and started with the remains for Central, arriving here abjut 11 o’clock. In the meantime a portion of the rescuing party rode to Perigo, the nearest telephone communi cation, wh*re they phoned a message to this city, ns also to Boulder, of the recov ery of the b idv. Messages were also seat t > B tul I*r 11 the Mis tnic lodge in that city, and parties were put on watch at the creek in Marshall ti watch for the body should it come by, while another party was started up the creek on tho lookout. Tho g*ief or tho father, wh ) Iris been in ill lualth for s >.u i length of litne, on receiving the n »ws of has »n’s untimely death, was indeed heart rinding, tho grief of the mother was equally as ex pre si\e; the only sister, Mi-s Lilly Lake taking the nows with iu »re composure, but her grief while not so expressive, it was none the less deep-seated. The fa ther, mother and sister found kind neigh bors and friends who comforted them through the vigils of tho night, and since the body was brought to the family resi de nco, on Lawrence streot, this city. In their s »d bereavement they havo tin.* sin cere condolence of tho citizens of Con tral and county at Urge where they have resided so long, and where Wilmot had grown from boyhood to manho.jd. Wilmot 11. Lake was 27 years of ago, and the only son of Mr. and Mrs. Byron S. Lake, highly respected citizans of Central City. He was a bright, prorais ing young man of irreproachable chnrac acter, and had endeared himself to a large circle of friends and acquaintances by his many manly* virtues. He wan an honored member of Central lodge No. 0, A. F. & A. M. His uncle, Mr. Henry Lake, residing near Fort Logan, arrived here Sunday evening, returning to Den ver Monday afternoon, to make arrange ments for the interment of his remains at Fuirmount cemetery, that city. The obsequies oesurred yesterday from the residence of his parents under tho auspices of Central lodge No. G t and uh'To short religious services were held, after which tho remains were ea corted by the lodge nnd sympathizing friends to the depot in Black Hawk, where they were placed on the pnssenger train. The lodge as a body accompanied the remains to Denver, where convey ances were in waiting. After arriving At the cemetery the beautiful and impres sive ritual of the Maaona waa said, and the mortal remains were laid at rest Peace to his ashee. NO. 10. The flowers sent to the house by the friends of the young man wore numer ous and by far the most peautiful ever seen in this city. The designs were very handsome, being the artistic work of Mr. Cockburn, the florist. Those most noticeable were a square and compass circled by a large wreath, of roses, car nations and lillies, from the Masons, a largo pillow of carnation and roses with the word “Will” in the centre, from the Bachelor's Club, an anchor and base with the words “Our Friend,” roses and carnations, a most beautiful crescent wreath of roses, carnations and lillies, a circular wreath of roses and carnations, and a large number of beautiful bou quets. Still a Mystery. The whereabouts of the little girl of Mr. and Mrs. Luis Firjanchich, of Rus sell district, who strayed away from the residence of her parents, near the head of Virginia canon, last Saturday morn ing, is still shrouded in mystera, the ef forts of the several rescuing parties hav ing so far been fruitless in locating her. There has been numerous conflicting reports regarding the little one who is only 3 years and 4 months old, and who cannot speak the English language. Yes terday a number of mounted volunteers from this city left in the morning and returned about 5 o’clock, but they were as much mystified on their return as when leaving here. A thorough search has been kept up ever since the first alarm was given, the search being con tinued over into Clear Creek county, at Idaho Springs, and on above to Free land. The Neef Bros. Weiner Maerzen Beer is a home product and is made out of the choicest hops and barley. Cockburn, the florist, can furnish you with fresher flowers, prettier designs at lower prices than you can get in Denver. Give him a trial order and you are sure to be pleased. District Court. District court, June term, convened Monday afternoon at 1:30 o’clock, pursu ant to adjournment, Judge A. H. De b ranee oti the bench. The case of the People vs. John Lowry, for the killing of Hurry Williams in Russell Gulch, some time ago, set for trial that afternoon, was called, .t took some length of time to secure a jury, which is us follows: W. H. Hooper, John Bruhl.Johu Heim, Samuel Gillett, Patrick Murphy, Benjamin P. Thomas, Robert Coombs, William Mnr tin, Thomas V. Davey, H. C. Jacobson, Henry Richards, Henry Kreuger. Dis trict prosecuting attorney E. L. Renen gitter is being assisted in the prosecution b} \\ . C. Matthews, Hor. James MoD.- Livesay, and ex-police commissioner Ralph Talbot, of Denver appearing for the defendant, who entered a plea of “Not Guilty.” The case is now going on in the examination of witnesses for the prosecution and defense. The case will probably reach the jury by to-morrow. Don't Forget To attend the greatest miction salo ever in the county, in the Hawley Block, Cen tral. Watches, diamonds, jewelry, and silverware, going «t any price. The Xeef finis. Wiener Maerzen Boer is bottled expressly for family usm, it U recommended by Denver leading nny bicians. A Pleasant Visit. C. 8. Desch, grand chancellor, of the grand lodge of Colorado, Knights of Pythias, paid an official visit to Gilpin lodge No. ,j, this city, last Tuesday even ing. Ihe grand chancellor assisted in putting through throe candidates in the First Degree, after which ho gave in structions in the ritualistic work of the order. After the work in hand was com pleted the Knights of tho lodge served u fine spread. There were n number of Knight from Black Hawk lodge No, 4, and Richmond lodge No. 37, present; also past grand chancellor Ralph Talbot, Hon. J. McD. Livesay, of Denver, T. L. Monson, of Fort Lupton, E. L. Rmen gittor, of Idaho Springs, and Judge 11. A. Hicks. The grand chancellor re turned to his home in Silver Plume tho following day. Lintz A Son are receiving their ad vance invoices of clothing and furnish ing. Call at their new store in Harris block, room formerly occupied by the postoffice. Philip Oldweiler Injured. Philip Oldweiler, Monday forunoon, while engaged in dismantling the old freight depot building in this city, fell from a scaffold on which he wan stand ing striking tho ground on the flat of h s back, iio sustained a cut on the back of the head and a dislocated left shoul der blade, lie was taken to his resid ence on Eureka street, where Dr. Abe Ashbaugh stitched up the cut ou hit head and set tho fractured shoulder blade. By Express Every Day. Fresh ripe strawberries received by express every day. Sauer-McShuuo Mer cantile company. Colorado Springs Is best served by M The Colorado Road.