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The Observer Mining Department.
Friday’s Denver Republican is speak
ing of the new smelters that are booked
to be erected at different points in Colo
rado adds that a company has announced
that a plant will be erected in Gilpin
county for the treatment of low grade
pyritic ores of Gilpin and Clear Creek
counties. It will be a matte plant of
the Loder type. A similar plant erected
at Ward, Boulder county, to test the
process has proved a success with cer
tain modifications in the handling of
concentrates, suggested by Prof. Sadtler,
.and is now in operation.
Mr. John Hannigan of the Rocky
Mountain Concentrator informs The Ob
server that during June these works
treated 1340 tons of crude ore which,
yielded 360 tons of concentrates. Mr. A.
L. Collins general manager of the works
has commenced the erection of a 23 slow
drop stamp mill just east of and adjoin
ing the concentration works, the framing
timbers, battery sills, etc., now being on
the ground. It is quite evident that the
manager of the property intends making
the Rocky Mountain stamp mill one of
the best plants in Northern Colorado.
Hiß long practical experience in the
treatment of Gilpin county low grade
ores, and his qualifications are such as
will bear out the predictions of The Ob
Mr. Maginis agent of the Colorado &
Southern in Black Hawk, reports that
the shipment of ore from that place to
the valley smelters for the month of
June foots up 280 cars. This is a small
shipment, due to the condition of affairs
at the smelters. There are a number of
mines of the county which were compelled
to cease shipment of ores on this ac
State senator Sam V. Newell states
for the month of June there was sent
to the stamp mills at Black Hawk from
the Concrete mine in Prosser gulch this
city 180 cords or 1500 tons of stomp mill
ore. Development work is continued
both at the Concrete and Golden Treas
ure mines, which are the same vein.
During the month of June there were
070 stamps dropping in Gilpin county,
the majority of them in Black Hawk.
Of this number 145 were fast drop and
425 slow drop. In this estimate the Kan
sas and Vendome mills in Nevada are
not included, as also the Becker mill in
Chase gulch, the Humphrey, Fullerton
upper mill, Climnx and Prize mills in
Black Hawk, and the Douglas mill at
Wide Awake. Hud they been employed
213 more would have been added, which
would have given a grand total of 783
The Penn stamp mill in Black Hawk
10 rapid and 35 slow drop, last month
crushed 180 cords or 1540 tons of ore
from the Concrete mine. During the
same month the Iron City mill with 25
ropid drop stamps crushed 140 cords or
1190 tons ore from the property of the
Cook Mining Company and the Kansas
Burroughs company.
The United States branch mint in
Denver for the fiscal year ending June 30
reports the largest sum total of gold re
ceipts in the annals of that institution
running back to the pioneer days of
1863, when the original plant was pur
chased from Clark & Gruber, whoso
coinage formed the currency of that
period. The Rocky Nountuin News says
that for the twelve months the gold re
ceived and paid for at the mint foots up
821,144,127, compared with 816,240,000 iu
the fiscal year ending June 30, 1898,
which was a period of exceptional
activity in mining for gold and in metal
lurgical improvements, the latter being
responsible for at least one-third of the
gain. The increase in the fiscal year
ending last Friday compared with its
immediate predecessor, reads $4,903,-
795.07, or 30.2 per cent., about equal to
South Africa's wouderful gain in the
first five months of the present year,
compared with the corresponding period
in 1898. It is thus seen that Colorado,
taken as a gold producing district, stands
close to the front with the* promise of
even more rapid guins in the near future,
as gold strikes are of daily occurrence in
all parts of the state, while placer mining
with dredges has but just commenced.
For the month of Juno the mint pay
ments foots up $1,256,088.12, compared
With 81.158,247.13 in June, 1898. The
gain reads $97,840, or in excess of 8 per
cent., notwithHtundiug the transfer of
smelters from independent companies to
the American Trust company with its
necessary cessation of operations, and
the hampering of tho present trust lock
For the calendar year 1898 the Den
ver mint paid out $20,167,973.72 for gold
and $28,021.92 for silver, making $20,195,-
995.64 all to*** Jbis was the next
largest total to the one herein reported
for the fiscal year ending Friday,
June 30. Of this figure 519,456,594.70 in
gold, and 822,826.51 in silver, was credited
to Colorado mines, while districts foreign
to Colorado, such as Alaska, Arizona,
Mexico, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah,
South Dakota and Wyoming, con
tributed 8674,625.64 in gold and 84,864.53
in silver.
In other words, of the total gold re
ceived and paid for during 1898 at the
Denver branch mint, a fraction over 3
per cent, was credited to outside sources,
leaving 97 per cent, for the Colorado
mines. When coinage is established in
Denver the deposits from outside camps
will show’ a rapid gain. Under present
circumstances, with the chief marketfor
bullion in New York city, a large propor
tion of the western retorts and bullion
bricks are forwarded by express.
An important ruling ha 6 been received
by the local United States land office in
Denver. H. R. Quimby, who has mining
claims in the Sugar Loaf Mining district,
Boulder county, has received notifica
tion from the general land office at
Washington that they uphold the de
cision of the Denver office. Several
months ago Thomas D. Price filed a pro
test against issuing a patent to Quimby.
The property in question is know*n as
the Mount Point, Last Dollar and Silver
King mining claims, and is estimated to
be worth several hundred thousand
Manager P. McCann reports an output
of 427 cars or 3729 tons of ore from that
company's mines on Quartz Hill for the
month of June. For nine days during
June only 30 miners were employed,
pending a solution of 8-hour question by
the mill men of Black Hawk, where all
the ore from the property is treated.
The laying off of 100 of the employes of
his company was to prevent the tieing
up of a large amount of mill dirt w’hich
forms the greatest portion of the values
taken from the property monthly,
should the mill employes have quit work.
Compared with the preceding month tho
falling off in the output for June was
only 43 cars or 366 tons. Now that tho
full force of miners are at work the ton
nage output for the present month will
be up to its former standard should no
accident intervene.
The tramway company hauled sev
eral cars of coal to the West Whiting
mine on Gunnell hill, recontly trans
ferred to the Gunnell Gold Mining and
Milling company, and steam has been
raised preparatory to putting that prop
erty in shape for continuous w’orking.
The mine has been idle for a number of
years, and considerable work will have
to be done in cleaning out and retimber
ing the main working shaft.
A special to Thursday evening’s Den
ver Times from Colorado Springs says
that when the Ventures company of
London reported tho sale of tho Stratton
Independence mine tho purchase price
was given out as 810,000,000. It seoins
now that when the papers were put on
file they showed the consideration was
only £1,000,000, or about 85,000,000.
Within the week Mr. Baker of the Ven
tures company has again stated that the
price paid waa 810,000,000, or a little
more than £2,000,000. Agenls of the
internal rovenue office are now after tho
new company to find out why it has
suppressed the greater portion of the
consideration in its deed, thereby escap
ing tho impost of tho war tax on $1,040,-
000. If tho agonts of the department
can learn that the purchase price is $lO,-
000,000 they will take steps to collect the
remainder of the internal revenue.
Dr. A. H. Day, this city, handed The
Observer mining reporter a few days
ago a copy of the British Columbia Re
view of Juno 10, 1899, which contains
undor the above caption an articlo de
scriptive of “working gold mines," as
also a very fine half-tone cut of the
model of tho Saratoga mine in Russell
district, this county, the ingenuity of
Mr. William Kuust, the model of which
was gotten up by him while he was tim
berman at the Suratoga mine, and while
he resided on Spring street, this city, in
1892. The original model is now on ex
hibition ut the office of Mr. W. J. Cham
borlain, in Denver. The model was
taken to Chicago in 1893, from which
one was constructed of largo dimensions,
and was placed on exhibition on Midwny
Pluisancu at the World's Columbian Ex
position that year. At tho closo of the
Chicago Exposition Mr. Keast took it to
San Francisco, California, whero it was
again exhibited ut the Mid-Winter Fnir
held in that city the winter of 1893-94.
It is now being exhibited at the Great
Britain Exhibition at Earl’s Court, Lon
don, E. C. The Review claims that it is
one of the most interesting of all the ex
hibits at the exhibition. The “working
gold mines’’ has proved of incalculable
benefit in advertising the mining and
milling industry of Gilpin county, as well
as the state of Colorado at large.
The exhibit of “working gold mines”
is still owned by William Keast, John
Loughran, of this city, and Mrs. Robert.
A. Campbell, Messrs. Loughran and the
late Robert A. Cumpbell having put up
the money for Mr. Keast to complete it.
They each own one-third interest in the
same. Mr. Loughran informs The Ob
server that it will be placed on exhibi
tion at the World’s Fair in Paris in 1900.
E. B. Curtis of the Washington Day
mine, Lake district, is having a lot of ore
treated at the Jackson mill in Idaho
The Eidora Miner says that the chlori
nation mill at that place is treating 35
tons of ore a day with a capacity of 75
tons, and is getting greater values than
was anticipated.
The new incorporation law enacted by
the last legislature became effective last
Saturday, July 1. The secretary of state
will hereafter notify companies as their
life of the corporations expires.
Superintendent W. H. Nichols of the
Robert Emmet mine has resumed sink
ing in the main shaft, and will use power
drills. Present depth of Bhaft 400 feet.
The levels will be extended and back
s toping.
Under favorable circumstances stan.ps
with a slow drop may be dropped 110 per
minute. There is danger at this speed
of camming, that is the tappet striking
the cam. Ninety-five drops is the aver
age speed of stair ps in California mills*
The ore deposits at Leadville were for
merly supposed to have been formed at
a depth of 10,000 feet and exposed by
eroeion. More recent developments seem
to upset that theory. No mining men
favor the idea that the limits of mineral
ization have yet been found.
Last week J. H. Reilley of the Penn
sylvania Gold Mining Company, com
pleted cutting cut stations at the 750-
foot level. This week the miners are en
gaged in extending levels both east and
west from that point in the main shaft.
In sinking the last 150 feet the vein mat
ter has greatly improved.
Work has been resumed on the Na
tional mine on Quartz Hill which is
leased to Henry P. Lowe and a Mr. Gil
mour of Denver. John Smock is in
charge of the underground workings.
Included in the lease is the Hecla vein,
which is owned by Hon. Willard Teller
of Denver, and Mr. McKibbin of Neva
Last week and this week teams have
boen busy hauling ore from the Central
City mine in this city to Black Hawk for
the Ross Gold Mining Company, where
it is loaded onto cars of the Colorado A
Southern, and taken to tho mill and con
centration works of the Silver Age min
ing company below Idaho Springs.
A deed conveying to F. H. Potts, of
Now York, from the Bates Consolidated
Gold Mining company, the west one-half
of the discovery claim on the Bates lode,
and claims No. 1 and 2 west, was placed
on file for record with County Clerk and
Recorder J. S. Updegraff this week.
The property wub formerly owned by
the old Union Gold Mining company, of
which the late George K. Sabin was the
A friend in from Porigo informs The
Observer that tho rapid drop 30 stamp
mill has boon closed down temporarily
until after the 4th of July, in order to
give the mill and mine employee an op
portunity to eojoy the festivities of that
day. He also says that a dance hall Is
being erected. That with the two sa
loons now doing business there will give
Perigo an appearance as lively as it was
back in the sixties when three stamp
mills were kept running.
Georgetown Herald: The Humphrey
Zinc Spelter Co. has now a large force of
men at work Hotting out ore from prop
erties under their control, and shipments
are being regularly made to Upland, Ind.
If you have a zinc property lying idle,
see M. D. Begley at Silver Plume, who
will take pleasure in looking up your
property. This company is going to add
some silver and lead producers to this
camp by developing what are now zinc
properties, and it is to the interest of the
camp that every inducement isofferod to
Mr. R. C. Benight, who owns the Sub-
Treasury and Cecil mines, adjoining the
NotLnwuy, has completed arrangements
for working this property by incorporat
ing a stock company, known as the Sub-
Treasury Mining company. A main
working shaft will be sunk 500 feet near
the junction of the two lode*. The Ob
server ia pleased to note this con
templated development on what we be
lieve an excellent mining property. We
predict a material addition to Gilpin
county’s product of precious metals.
Mr. Benight retains a large interest in
the company, and his successful record
in this city as a business man, combined
with his practical mining experience,
assures success for the Sub-Treasury
Miring company.
Mrs. T. A. Behrendt. D. 0. 0. R., Eye
Specialist, graduate of McCormick Opthal
mic College and a graduate of the Philadel
phia Optical College. Located in Room 11
Harris Block. Scientific fitting of glasses.
Testing free.
Tuesday evening word reached here
from Peck flats that Clarence, the 7-year
old son of William Harvey had been lost
and asking for volunteers to hunt him.
In a yery short time volunteers to the
number of 75 people left in conveyances
and on horseback. The little boy and a
younger brother attempted to ascend a
point where their mother and others had
gone to view the surrounding country,
the boys being left in charge of a person
from whom they strayed away. The
youngest boy returned without his
brother. A search was at once made and
was being kept up at the time the volun
teers from Central arrived. After a long
and tedious tramp he was found yester
day morning about 6 o’clock by Messrs.
George Wilson and Leon Lynnj under a
tree southwest of where he had been
lost, having walked a distance of about 6
miles. On the approach of the young
men he asked them if they would not
take him home. He was taken to the
residence of Jacob Leidinger on Sheri
dan hill, where hia mother had been ac
corded hospitality. The little boy stood
his long and tedious journey amazingly
well for one 60 young. His mother was
overcome with delight over his return.
For Rent.
Cottage on First East High street,
this city. In desirable location. Apply
to Mrs. Baeder, Harris block.
St. Clair stoves at Anderson’s.
Best Brandt Family Liquors
Just received at Philipps & Ebli’s Law
rence street grocery store.
At 5 cents per pound at the store of the
Mueller Commission Company.
Fresh Fra Its,
Fresh fruits will keep your blood cool
and act as a corrective, insuring good di
gestion. Much cheaper and more en
joyable thau taking medicine. Call on
‘;;e Sauer-McShane Mercantile Com
Crockery Ware.
Philipps & Ebli at their Lawrence
street grocery store, have received a fine
line of crockery ware of the latest de
The best trains for Colorado Springs
are those of the Colorado Koad which
leave Union depot at 8:20 a. m., 11:20 a
m., 3 p. m. and 11:30 p. m.
The llest To He Had.
For your moat in the future,
Call on Joseph Dennis, the butcher,
Such a visit will make you glad;
He’s not a great poet,
This rhyme will show it.
But his meat is the best to be had.
ltlp«* Watermelon*
Just received by the
Sauer-McShnne Mercantile Co.
Tim Muuller Coiiiiiilhmloii Company
Sells a fine cracker at 5 cents per pound.
For Rent--De«lrnl>le Location.
A four-roomed cottage in a desirable
location in this city. Apply at Phillips
& Ebbs’ grocery store, Lawrence street,
It I’nytt You to Huy
At A. A. Lintz & Sous, the Peoples'
Home Store. Good serviceable suits
from $5 up.
Star Estate Ranges at Anderson’s.
A gold band ring with bunch of grapes
on top of ring. Finder will please leave
at this office and receive a suitable re
Eh tray Taken Up.
Taken up, June 20, 1890, at Lake
Y r iew, Luke district, Gilpin county, Colo
rado, a white horse with slit in right
ear. The owner will please prove owner
ship, pay charges und take him awny.
Dolph Snydkr.
From this city, a gray horse branded
“A. C.” on left hip. The Under, by re
turning same to the owner, J. Bozargo,
in Black Hawk, will receive a reward of
85. ______
Owing to the fact that many people
ruthlessly waste large amounts of water
by letting it run on their lawns from
morning until night, and somo of them
all night, it becouios nocessury to restrict
all, and all parties are hereby notified
that the water is not to be used for
sprinkling purposes except botwoen the
hours of 0 and 8 o'clock a. m., and 0 and
8 o'clock p. m. Any person disregarding
this notice will be subject to having the
water cut off.
Frank J. Bulls.nr,
12-2 Water Commissioner.
Matt Jelinke, superintendent of the
Boulder county mine, in Grand Island
district, Boulder county, came in and
spent Saturday here.
Mr. Griffith state mine inspector after
a week spent here in going through the
property of the Cook Gold Mining Com
pany on Bobtail hill, the Robert Emmet
on Maryland mountain, and other Gilpin
county properties hoe returned to Den
Hugh Edwards, who has been visiting
his invalid father at Dodgeville, Wis.,
for several weeks, returned to Central
last Friday morning.
Mr. Jacob Leidinger of Sheridan hill,
left Friday for Cripple Creek, where he
will examine mining properties, remain
ing there until the Bth inst. He was ac
companied by his wife.
Nelson Franklin, wife and children
and Mrs. V. M. Kepler left Sunday af
ternoon for a 4th of July outing at Pe
terson’s Lake. While at the lake Mrs.
Kepler secured several landscape photos
of the mountains in that vicinity.
Postmaster Fred T. Gooch, of Rollins
ville, was a visitor to the county seat last
Saturday, laying in supplies for the 4th
of July.
Hon. J. McD. Livesay and son Dowell,
returned to Denver Saturday afternoon.
Frank Kcngel of Detroit, Mich., who
is interested in the Galena group of
mines on Central City hill, arrived here
last Thursday.
Miss Lizzie Sweeney of Dubuque,
lowa, arrived in Central last Saturday,
and will visit her cousins, Mr. and Mrs.
Thomas Cody until next October. She
visited here some three years ago and
was so well pleased with the mountains
that she concluded she would again es
cape the extreme summer heat of the
Key City of the Hawkeye state.
The Boulder Herald of June 30 says
Ernest Le Neve Foster and son Oscar,
the latter just returned from Princeton,
arrived last Tuesday as the guests of Mr.
and Mrs. George Teal.
Petite Aimee Bristol this city, left
Sunday morning for Denver where she
spent her 4th with her former school
mate Nettie Harris.
Ambrose Kelley of the Register-Call
force, left for Denver Sunday, returning
Idaho Springs News: H. J. Kruse and
wife of Denver, stopped off Saturday on
the way home from the Masonic conven
tion. On Sunday the son, H. H. Kruse
and wife, came over from Central City,
took dinner at the Portland, and all
drove back to Central City together.
Henry Bruce Teller, son of Senator
Teller, graduated from Yale last week.
Also George W. Mabee, jr., Edgar A.
Jones, Herbert T. Herr, George W. Skin
ner, Fred B. Tritch and James C. Jef
feray, all Colorado boys.
Miss Edith Weymouth, after a pleas
ant visit with Miss Lilly Lake and other
friends in this city, returned to her
home in Denver Monday afternoon.
Henry W. Lake, of Cittleton, a former
prominent mining and mill man of Black
Hawk, visited his brother, Byron S.
Lake, this week.
Judge Flor Ashbaugh was transacting
businetH in Denver Saturday.
Manager McCann, of the Kansas-Bur
roughs Consolidated Mining company,
made a business trip to Denver Satur
day morning, returning on tho evening
James A. Gilmour arrived from the
Jim Blaine group of mines at Perigo
Saturday evening. He remained hero
until to-day, when he returned.
Alfrod Wettstein, of the Surprise mine
west of this city, returned from Denver
Sunday evening. He went out to the
mine Monday afternoon.
Fred Nelson took in Denver last Sun
day, returning in tho evening.
E. M. Messitor, of the Perigo mine
and mill, spent Sunday with friends in
this city. Ed spent his Fourth of July
in Denver, as that city has groat attrac
lions for him.
George Perry, father of G. W. aud
John Perry, was visiting his sons here
the Aral of the week, remaining until
after the Fourth of July.
John McDermott, late of the Teller
house, this city, paid Central friends a
visit Saturday, returning to Denver
Sunday afternoon.
Thomus Triplett, woll-knowQ here as
head clerk at tho Toller when Mr. Cox
was proprietor, visited here Sunday.
Thomas is now n resident of the state
Mr. C. M. Kittridgo, president of the
Kittridgo Brokerage company, and
Harry W. Benight, of the Denver Dry
Goods company, Denver, wore up spend
ing tho Fourth, tho guosts of Mr. U. C.
Miss Rosa Gindilling, of Denver,
visited her friend Miss Jennie Cody in
this city on the Fourth, returning the
afternoon of that day.
Henry Shannon who ia engaged In
NO. 13.
placer mining in Jenny Lind gulcb,
northwest of this city, came up from
Denver Saturday, where he has been
detained through the sickness of his
wife. He left on the Apex stage at noon
for the placer mine. He intends resum
.ng work on his lode property in Mam
moth gulch about the first of next Sep
Robert S. Morrison and Hon. J. McD.
Livesey were present yesterday after
noon on the reconvening of the distri ct
court, pursuant to adjournment.
Mont Important—Good Bread.
Good bread is a most important thing
in your diet. We make the sweetest,
most wholesome bread. Try it once.
That is all wo ask. Hail our wagons.
Central and Black Hawk.
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.
A $10 Wedding Present
To all newly married couple, or anyone
buying their first sewing machine, piano
or organ from W. S. DuPee,Blo discoun
will be made from the Denver price,
erms 85 or 810 a month.
In all your career see such goods and
such values at such prices as can be seen
atthe Mineral Palace.
Don’t be foolish and buy your furnit
ure and household goods elsewhere wheo
A. L. Anderson is selling at Denver
prices, delivered to your house, no brea k
ing or scuffing.
Colorado Springs
Is best served by “The Colorado Road.
Liver Complaints and Nervousness
. ~T* r Produces dullness
Irritability, etc. You are all clogged up and
reel despondent. Perhaps you have treated
with physicians or tried some recommended
medicine without benefit. All that Is no
argument against “Dr. Fenner's Blood and
Liver Remedy and Nerve Tonic." which we
insist will cure nervousness and liver com
plaints. If not sat-isfled after using one hot*
Ue your monoy will be refunded by
A. H. Day, Central City.
Hoard of County Commissioners.
The honorable board of county com
missioners met in regular session on
Monday morning. After the auditing
and allowing of bills they adjourned
until Thursday for the ex
amining the books and accounts of
County Treasurer Christopher Trezise.
They will be in session the coming week
equalizing the tax roll for 1899. At their
meeting in August next, to he designated
at a future time, they will meet to en
tertain grievances in regard to the tax
roll, if any there be.
Ice Cream Soda.
Our ice cream is the best in Gilpin
county. Our famous soda tho finest. We
are particular about the blending of our
syrups; use pure cream, the highest gas;
insist upon cleanliness, quick service and
politeness. These points make our soda
famous. Call at the New Pharmacy, on
Muin street, Central.
lluunv For Kale,
10-room houee on Villa Street, Central
City. Inquire of K. H. Davie.
Fine line of perfumes juet received at
Hyndman’s book .tore.
Plante Helling Cheap.
Mr. Cockburn the florist, will sell the
large stock of plants which he haa at his
green house, at Tory low prices as he
does not wish to romove them to his new
green house on Lawrence street, which
is now in course of erection. The finest
lot of pansies seen, four dozen for 81, a
splendid lot of largo geraniums 10 cents
each, or 11.00 per dozen. Tske a look at
his large assortment at his green house
on Academy hill, next to Mr. Nate Sear's
Sixteen Ounces for a Pound.
That is what yon want when you buy
a pound of meat. Tho price, for the
choicest nieuts in market are all right
when you get full weight. Therefore
buy your meats, poultry and fresh llsh
of Joseph Dennis.
A fine line of stationery just received
at Maymon'a Central Poetofilce Store.
During Vication Learn Music.
Buy or rent a piano or organ on easy
terms of W. S. DuPoe. Small iastru
menle of all kinds and sheet mueic.
China and Decorated Ware.
Artistic china and decorated ware is
always an indication of good taate. Vis
itors note these little things. You enjoy
n meal so much. Your wunts in this line
supplied by calling on tho Sauer-Mc-
Shano Mercantile Company.
Ara you Troubled with Dyspepsia?
If so. do not DCS toe, until It I* too IsM thlt
opportunity of ridding youraelf of this trou
bln. Dr. Fenner's IVr.pep.le Cure, ee the
eeme Implies. U ■lmply tor Dr.pep.le end
Indigestion. Thin U n preperutfoe long nod
A. H. D.tr, Central City.

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