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The Observer Mining Department.
Mr. L. H. Stockbridge, of the Fisk
Gold Mining company, has made con
nection with the cross-cut south from
the incline shaft on the Gregory vein to
the Bobtail lode. Connection was made
00 feet below the east eleventh level of
the Fisk mine by drifting west from the
cross-cut and sinking of a winze and an
upraise to the eleventh 'Jevel. A two
inch pipe has been placed along the
eleventh level to the winze and dis
charges down the winze, where it passes
to the pumping station in the Gregory
incline shaft. Ho is also drifting west
from the cross cut. This woek sinking
in the main or engine shaft on the Fisk
vein was resumed, which had been sus
pended pending making the above
named connection. This will be the
means of putting on a larger force of
miners at the Fisk property.
The output of the Cook Gold Mining
company, on Bobtail hill, for the month
of August, 1899, was 4,303 tons of stan p
mill and 95 tons of smelting ore, making
a grand total of 4,398. The work of sink
ing the maia shaft is going forward as
rapidly as power drills can accomplish it,
eleven of which are used in the under
ground development. The depth of 900
feet will be reached by the 20th instant,
when stations will be cut out and an ad
dition? 1 100 feet sunk. From the above
statement it will be seen that this prop
erty in its output for August, takes first
place as an ore producer.
While H. A. Hoffman of the Kansas-
Burroughs Consolidated Mining com
pany was up here from Denver, it was
decided to put the hoisting plant on the
English-Kansas in shape for working
that portion of the Kansas vein. This
was the conclusion reached after making
a personal examination of the workings
The Gunnell Gold Mining and Milling
company has received from the Black
Hawk foundry of McFarlane & company
the new Cornish pump manufactured by
them for this company. It will be put
in the pump shaft of the Gunnell mine
as soon as Joseph Neidemyer, the under
ground foreman, can arrange a few pre
liminaries underground.
The company is ulso placing in the
shaft building on this portion of the
property, a new 80 horse power boiler.
This will give the company five boiler
capacity, equivalent to 400 horse power.
At their West Whiting shaft they have
reached a point over 300 feet below sur
face in retimbering the shaft, and are
now below the point where the bulk of
new timbers were required.
A pool of 14 practical miners, Italians
and Australians, has been formed in
Russell Gulch, and have taken a lease
from Dr. Henry Paul and E. W. Williams
who will work the Kokomo lode in South
Willis gulch, Russell district. Louis
Barnahi has beon selected by the pool as
general superintendent of the property.
The pool will pay for all the fuel and
mining supplies and pay a very fair por
centage to the owners of the mine. Work
was commenced by them on Monday.
Denver Mining Reporter: Experiments
have recently been made with compressed
air and compressed oxygen to purify the
air in a long tunnel neur Geneva, through
which 200 tiains puss every day. The
compressed air is liberated from cylinders
on the engine. The pure air blew buck
the smoke and clearilied the atmosphere.
The oxygen was allowed to escape into
the fires of the engines, causing complete
combustion und preventing the forma
tion of dangerous gases, as well as mak
ing the air more wholesome by the addi
tion of the oxygen. Tne compressed uir
was adopted because a cheaper method.
This experiment suggests the feasibility
of similar methods in running tunnels
and possibly in the shafts and levels of
the mines.
Although the smelter employes lost
their fight against the trust this sum
mer, the spirit of unionism has not been
stamped out. Secretary J. K. Robinson
of the Stute Federation of Labor, on last
Friday, said to a Denver Nows reporter:
“The smelter unions at Durnngo and
Pueblo are in a nourishing condition.
They might have produced some good
for the men had not the heart been taken
out of the strike because the Denver
men lay down. The Pueblo union be
longs to the state federation, and the
Durungo union will soon join it. The
Denver organization has not gone out of
The great rock drilling contest for
which so much preparation had been
made in Denver and announced to come
off at the forthcoming Festival of Moun
tain and Plain, has been declared off, on
nccount of difficulties arising, which it l
'was found impossible to overcome, owing
to the bad condition of the railroad track
leading from the Gunnison quarry’, the
desired rock for the contest cannot be
obtained. Hence the contest will be de
ferred another year. There was consid
erable interest being manifested by the
crack miners of Gilpin county in this
feature of the Mountain and Plain festi
val, many having been practicing for it.
The board of management of the festival
deeply regret their inability to have the
contest come off.
A big smelter, somewhat smaller than
the Globe, but about equal in size to the
Argo and the Grant smelters, says the
Thursday evening Denver Times, will be
belching forth smoke and refining Colo
rado’s mineral products in Denver short
ly after the dawn of New Year’s day’,
1900. Before the close of the present
month the construction of this new plant
will be commenced, and it is to be com
pleted and ready for operation w’ithin
four months, according to the contracts
that have already been let. The name
of the new company is The Denver
Smelting and Milling company, com
posed of eastern and local capital. Half
a million dollars will be invested in the
plant alone, a portion of which sum will
be used in securing the site. The con
tractors are expected to commence con
struction by September 25th, as the site
was to be chosen last week. The works
will give employment to from 200 to 300
men. It is to have a capacity of 1,000
tons per day.
The ore, when brought to the works is
to be subjected to a process new to Col
orado, the so called copper process. Al
though not a trust plant, it was by no
means, the outgrowth of the recent
strike in the local smelters. It is simply
erected to meet a demand, and has been
in contemplation for several months.
Mr. Eastman, superintendent of the
O’Neil mine, this week started up the
new’ air compressor recently placed on
this property, and hereafter will use
power drills in future development work.
A fine quality of copper iron is found in
the O'Neil vein, as also native copper
h«.s been encountered in the granite
walls, w hich forms a sort of cleavage to
them. The superintendent has the
hoisting plant in good condition, and
with ttie addition ci the 80-horse power
boiler recently installed, the O’Neill is in
good condition for deeper and more ex
tensive developments. The property is
owned by tne Ontario Gold Mining
North of the O’Neil LI. P. Davies &
Co. are taking out a very fine appearing
copper iron which assays well in golu
besides carrying a hign percentage of
copper values. For the present a whim
is used for hoisting.
At the Next President, on the oast
side of Packard gulch near the iron rail
road bridge, Messrs. Thompson and
McLeod, who were awarded a contract
for sinking the main or engine shaft are
making very {food headway in complet
ing their contract.
At the Puzzle mine, west of the Cook
company’s workings, Mr. Ballatyne, the
superintendent, is stoping out ground
west of the Puzzle shaft at a depth of
200 feet. He has taken out considerable
peacock iron of late. Ho is also work
ing the Puzzle vein oast of the above
named shaft on the Pederson lode, of
which ho and his associates have a lease.
A contract has been let to sink the
Pederson shaft to s further depth of 200
feet. He has also secured a lease on the
Tom Thumb lode, an udjacont vein to
the Puzzle and parallel with it. The
latter is the property of Judge L. P.
Lust Monday’s Denver Republican
says that an unprecedented boom in the
incorporation of mining companies has
struck Colorado. Assistant Secretary
of State Horace W. Havens, says that
the large business being doue by that
office in the incorporation lino has never
before been known for this time of the
year. On Tuesday the fees received by
the office exceeded SI,OOO and a similar
record was made on Wednesday.
Three concerns enpi luted at £1,000,000
were incorporated yesterday, and there
wore several small companies. The Gil
pin und Cripple Creek Consolidated
Gold Mining and Milling Company, one
of the million and a half concerns, will
have its main office at Denver. Thodi
rectors are 11. Trimble, W. T. Blackman,
F. J. Benedict, John Cooke, C. G. Lane,
Sidney E. Robirts and W. M. Dutton.
To construct and operate smelter and
ore reduction works, iih well us to run u
general mining busine-i in the counties
of Gilpin, Clear Creek and Teller, is itn
privilege. The other two large con
cerns have the same privileges. They
are the Kitty Gold Mining Company nnd
the Little Pedro Mining Comdany. The
Kitty will have its main office at Colo
rado Springs and will operate in Teller
and El Paso counties. Its directors are
R. P. Davie, William Sheinwell, E. S.
Bach, John N. Human and N. S. Gandy.
The little Pedro will have three offices,
one each at Victor, Cameron and Colo
rado Springs. The men at the helm are
F. M. Woods, W. D. Hatton and H. E.
The unit of weight is twenty pounds,
avoirdupois. It is 1 per cent of lead in
the ore and 1 por cent of a ton, 2,000
pounds, is twenty pounds. Each per
cent of lead contained in the ore is equal
to as many units. Ore carrying 50 per
cent of lead (or 50 units), if lead, for ex
ample, is quoted at $1 per 103 pounds,
is worth 60 cents per unit, and fifty times
sixty equals S3O a ton.
For each decline or rise of 5 cents in
the quotation a deduction or addition of
1 per cent should be made. If the quo
tation is $3.95 then 1 por cent from the
price (60 cents) should be taken, making
59 cents the settlement price, and so on
down to whatever the quotation may be.
If the ore is quoted, for example, at 83.-
75, 6 cents from 60 leaves 54 cents per
unit and ore carrying 50 per cent of lead
w’ould amount to 50x55, equaling in val
ue $27.50 per ton.
This is the way the ore buyers figure,
but the producer wonders why ore car
rying 50 per cent, as stated above, when
lead is quoted at $1 per 100 pounds,
doesn’t bring S4O a ton instead of S3O,
who gets the rakeoff of $lO a ton or is it
lost in the fumes? asks the Mining Ga
Cripple Creek parties have commenced
cleaning out and retimbering the adit on
the Mack lode, property of the Rora
Avis Mining company, worked a number
of years ago by a Philadelphia company
under the management of Professor J. S.
Robertson. It is the same vein as the
Whitney, but east of the latter. The ore
is of a galenous character, and with the
present prices paid for lead ore, should
prove a paying proposition. The prop
erty is situated on Prosser mountain, in
Eureka district.
Yesterday morning’s Rocky Mountain
News says that a rumor was current on
Tuesday night in the corridors of the
Denver hotels that the Topeka mine in
Russell district had been sold for $400,-
000, and that one half of that sum was to
have been paid yesterday morning. The
mine, for some length of time has been
worked by Henry P. Lowo and Mr. Dines
of Denver, known us the Topeka syndi
cate. After much enquiry, yesterday
afternoon und evening, The Ousekvku
reporter failed to find any corroboration
of the sale from parties in Central or in
Russell Gulch.
Messrs. George R. Wright and C. S.
Hazelwood of Chicago, two of the princi
pal stockholders in the West Notaway
mine, Lake district, while here with the
Hoo Hoo delegation last Sunday, exam
ined the property and were very highly
pleased with its promising outlook. They
found that in cutting out for the install
ing of a station steam pump, that a pock
et of high grude ore had been cut into,
assiiys from which gave s7l per ton. The
station for the pump will be cut on the
opposite side, and miners put at work in
drifting on the vein of ore recently cut.
The mine throughout gives a fine show
ing, as the ore shipped to the stamp mill
uud smelters has been that taken out in
doing development work. The principal
part of tile levels driven has been west
of the shaft. No stoping will be done
until an additional I(J9 feet of sinking
the shaft is Completed. Sinking will be
resumed as soon as the station pump is
In an article published in MinoH and
Minerals, current number, Prof. Arthur
Lakes of Denver calls attention to the
ruins of one of the nrustrus used the
reduction of free gold ore in Clear Creek
canon, near Dumont. Hu says: This
arustra is said to have been built qy a
Pennsylvania company about 30 years
ago, to treat the rich surface ores of the
vicinity. It is a remarkable relic of a
primitive and simple form of milling,
now almost extinct in Colorado, but still
used in Mexico, Arizona and some parts
of California. He suggests that it would
be good thing for the museum of the
State Historical society. The saucer
like troughs are of massive coarse gray
granite, taken from the huge glacial
boulders lying close by. % Most of the
troughs are made in huge sections, ce
mented together: only one is formed of
n solid block of grnnite. They vary in
width from six to seven feet, the thick
ness being about 18 inches, nnd the
depth within the trough from 10 to 12
inches. The big mu tiers, or pebblos of
granit*, which rotate ! around tho trough
and ground the ore, lie near by. Inside,
the troughs are polished like marble by j
tho friction, and the large porphyritic :
crystals of feldspar in the granite show ;
plainly. This arastra was worked by a 1
turbine water wheel amply supplied with
waterpower by tho falls near by. It is
probable that these remains are tho only
perfect specimens of the ancient arastra
to be found in Colorado.
J. A. Thatcher, of Denver, has given a
deed of the English-Kansas property,
consisting of 700 feet on the Kansas vein,
Quartz hill, to the Kansas-Burroughs
Consolidated Mining company.
Mr. Gates, of the Masonic Gold Mining
company, owning the Wain mine, south
side of Chase gulch, is here for the pur
pose of unwatering the mine and work
ing it again.
St. Andrew, the new mining district 25
miles west of Fort Collins, Larimer
county, is receiving considerable atten
tion, and a number of claims have been
taken up. The same is true of the
Howe’s gulch section. The ores of both
districts assay well in copper.
Professor C. E. Linderman informs
The Observer that he will resume work
on the Golden Star mine, Hawkeye dis
trict. Last Saturday he purchased sup
plies which were sent out to tho mine
from this city.
Portions of the Bay State engine of 35-
horse power, in use at the English-Kan
sas mine on Quartz hill, have been sent
to McFarlane Sc Co's foundry and ma
chine shop in Black Hawk to be put in
proper repair, prior to unwatering that
property. Tho hoister in use at the
mine is of the slack belt pattern.
While at tho Gilpin 50-stamp rail! in
Black Hawk Saturday morning a repre
sentative of The Observer noticed a
splendid gold retort that Mr. John Keyes
had retorted for the owners of the
Robert Emmet mine on Maryland moun
tain. The gold was of a very good
quality for a retort.
Mayor James V. Thompson, of the
Great North Downs Mining company, on
Swede hill, Black Hawk, is doing con
siderable development work in the engine
shaft on the vein. The result is very
Parties have made the location of a
lode claim on the west side of North
Clear croek, below Jo Fleis’ place, assays
from which gave 74 per cent, lead per
The Banker's Association of the Unit
ed States, at their annual session held in
Cleveland, Ohio, lost week, adapted the
following resolution:
“The bankers of tho United States
most earnestly aeccomend that the Con
gress of the United States at its next
session enact a law to more forcibly and
unequivocally establish the gold stand
ard in this country by providing that
the gold dollar, which under tho exist
ing law is the unit of value, shall bo the
standard and measure of all values in
the United States; that all the obliga
tions of tho government and all paper
money, including circulating notes of
national banks, shall be redeemed in
gold coin and that the legal tender notes
of the United States, when paid into tho
treasury, shall not be reissued except up
on tho deposit of an equivalent amount
of gold coin."
For iml«,
Water tanks of a capacity of from 20
to 40 barrels. Just the thing for mines
or mills. Apply ut the Rocky Mountain
Brewery of Martin Mack, west Eureka
street, Central.
Horn** For Sol*-.
10-room house on Villa Street, Central
City. Inquire of R. H. Davis.
The Neef Bros. Weiner Maerzen Beer
is a home product and is made out of
the choicest bops And barley.
Work lo Fmkliii**.
Persons having horses, mules or cows
to pasture should call on George B.
Frye at tho Root ranch, south of the
Hill-Bantu ranch. Pasture is enclosed,
with plenty of good water.
Mo»t I niportHiit Good ItrcHil.
Good bread is a most important thing
in your diet. We make the sweetest,
most wholesome broad. Tiy it once.
That is all we ask. Hail our wagons.
Central and Black Hawk.
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 bo pleased.
Buy your jewelry ut the Mineral Pal
ace and save money.
Best Brandt Family Liquors
Just received at Philipps Sc Ebb's Ltiw
ronco street grocery store.
I At 5 conts per pound at the store of the
j Mueller Commission Company.
i You ran get a fine parasol or umbrella
! cheap at the Mineral Palace.
| A fine line of stationery just received
at May men's Central Postofllco Store.
Will Be in Town Friday Night if Nothing
Occurs to Change Present Plans.
And Business Places, and Let the Boys
Know You Appreciate Their Efforts.
A Splendid Reception, Dinner and Dance
Arranged For.
Central City and Black Hawk will
have a chance to make some noise and
show our boys that their work in the
Philippines is appreciated, for if the
present plans of the committee having
charge of the reception are not changed
the Gilpin county boys will arrive from
Denver Friday night.
The reception was first planned for
this evening, but as the evening train
does not leave Denver until 6 o’clock it
was deemed advisable to wait one day.
The program is about as follows: The
Black Hawk band and G. A. R. members
will meet the soldiers at the Black Hawk
depot, who will escort them to the Teller
House in Central w here a dinner will be
Ex city clerk, and treasurer Herrick
McLeod, came in from the mines north
east of Black Hawk last Saturday aDd
remained here until the first of the week.
His health has greatly improved of late.
Rudolph Fuelacher, who has lieen en
gaged in the stock business in eastern
Colorado since leaving here some months
ago, returned Tuesday. The following j
day he commenced driving again for his ,
brother Daniel Fuelscher.
Washington Johnson of South Moon
gulch was in from his camp yesterday.
He informs The Observer that the ra-'
pid drop—lo stamps—of the Big Six
mining company, will be started up by
parties who have leased it. He also re
ports that there is an increaeed activity
in mining in that locality, and develop
ment of different lode claims will be
continued through the w’inter months.
Squire Peter Peterson, of Gilpin, was
visiting friends in this city, yesterday.
Postmaster Fred T. Gooch, of Rol
linsville, was attending to business at
the county seat yesterday.
BMrs. Katie Mcßae, of the Gilpin, and
two sons left for Denver yesterday; they
will return this evening.
Joe Kahn, who closed out the stock of
boots ard shoes,of Lewis Tiger, this city,
has taken a clerkship at N. Weinberger’s
store at Idaho Springs. His wife arriv
ed from Fort Collins Saturday, says the
Nows of that place.
H. J. Hawley, of the Hawley Merchan
dise Company, who has been visiting rel
atives at Argyle, Wisconsin, returned to
Central Thursday evening.
Miss Lucy Barrow, of Denver, nnd
Miss Lizzie Fitzmimmons of Missouri
Valley, lowa, aunt and cousin of Miss
Jennie Cody, after a brief visit with
their relative, loft for Denver Sunday
Mrs. N. E. Barrett, who* spent Satur
day and Sunday the guest of Mr. and
Mrs. Benjamin I*. Thomas, thiß city, re
turned to her home in Denver Monday.
George W. Mnbee, Jr. accompanied
bis father on his return from Denver
last Monday.
Mrs. James H. Bowden, who has been
visiting friends in Boston, Mass., return
ed to Central Friday.
The Oiihkrvkii acknowledges n pleas
ant call Saturday afternoon from Mr.
Lewis Murphy, second son of our friend
Mr. John Murphy editor of tho Dubuque
lowa Daily Telegraph, lie comes here
for a lay off of a month and take in the
pure air of the mountains. He is the
guest of his atint Mrs. M. Rank, this
Miss Julia Sennett, of The Fair, this
city, returned from a thre weeks vaca- I
tion visiting friends at Aspen, this state.
A. Uuohofsky, of tho New York HU r •
Merchantile Company left for Denver
yesterday morning, and will return Fri
A lottor received nt Tin; Ouakhvkr
offleo from Mr. H. O. Biisford of tho
NO. 23.
served. After 'dinner they will be es
corted to the Opera House where a few
short speeches of welcome will be mads
after which the public may proudly give
the boys a welcoming handshake. About
9 o’clock adjournment will be taken to
Armory Hall where a grand ball will be
The arrangements are in charge of the
Ladies Relief Corps, who most respect
fully ask the business men to display
American flags. Owing to all arrange
ments not being certain as yet, bulletins
will be posted in front of The Obskrvkr
and Register-Call offices should there be
a change and to morrow’s papers will
have corrected program.
Austin Daily Register who was a visitor
to Central City some three weeks ago,
states that he will accompany the Minn
sota Editorial Association on their an
nual tour, which includes the principal
points in Colorad. There will be about
173 of the Knights of the Quill and Faber
j Shavers in the delegation. They will be
| due in Denver on Monday September
j 18th. The following day they will go
j over the Loop to end of track on the
South Clear Creek division of the Colo
rado Sc Southern railroad.
Georgetown Herald: Walter Flagler,
wife and daughter, and Robert Griffiths
were over from Central City spending
Sunday with R. E. Nelson and family.
Messrs. Flagler and Griffiths are both
engineers on the Saratoga mine.
□ Harry Paul, after a trip to Aspen, and
its mines returned to Central last Thurs
day evening.
Miss May Rowe, of the Now York
store, this city left for Denver Friday
morning, where she visited friends. She
returned Tuesday.
Mrs. R. C. Johnson master of finances
of the Grand Temple, Rathbone Sisters,
Mrs. Elijah Stephens, delegate from the
temple in this city, and Robert C. John
son, to the grand lodge of Colorado
Knights of Pythias loft last Sunday for
Florence to attend the annual session of
those grand Ijodies.
Mayor John C. Jenkins and family
broke camp South Boulder park, last
Friday ami have returned to the city
for the fall and winter.
Peter Dillon left Central last Friday
for Portland, Oregon, and will bo absent
about a month. Ho will also visit Seat
tle and portions of the state of Wash
ington before returning. He makes the
trip for the benefit of his health.
A Fine Barber shop.
The shop known as the Metropolitan
barber shop, two doors north of the post
office, after a few week’H tempest nous
voyage, has again settled down. Mr. R.
A. Bass has purchased the shop, has re
painted and refitted the entire place, and
now has a very neat appearing and most
inviting place. Mr. Bass is a tonsorial
artist of first class ability, and has se
cured a good assistant, and any one now
wishing a good shave or hair cut should
give the boys a call.
Crockery Ware.
Philipps Sc Ebli at their Lawrenco
street grocery store, have received a fine
line of crockery ware of the latest de
Arc you Troubled with Dyspepsia?
If so. do not neirl«Tt until It In too lute tbit
onport unit v of riddle t ynur»e|f of tills trou
ble I Jr. Fenner’H Dyspepsia Cun-, an tho
tiii'ne Implies. Is simply for Dyspepsia him!
In'Mirontlon. Tills Is a preparation long ami
MjceosHfiilly used In private practice by one
of America’s le-st <)i.o 11 flccj tiliyslrliins. who
Is an accepted authority on nil medical que*-
t »n». If not satisfied after using one bo tils
your money will be refunded by
A. 11. Day, Central City.
Dw you know that you can get just »h
fine flowers, either cut or potted, of Mr.
Cock burn, the florist, as you can in Den
ver, and at less cost. Call ami see him
at the postoffice store, Central.

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