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Written about the stealing of the Bal timore and Ohio Rail Road engines at Martlnsburg, W. V*., during the rebellion and their transfer across the country for service on southern rail roads by Col. Thomas Sharp, who Is still living in Ohio. Recently, an of ficial of the Baltimore and Ohio Rail Road made some inquiries of old em ployes who were at Martlnsburg at the time the incident happened and they say that on June 19, 1861, 200 men of Gen’l Stonewall Jackson's command were detailed to destroy the * Baltimore and Ohio’s equipment at Martlnsburg. They piled wood and coal over 41 engines and nearly 400 cars and then set fire to them. Only ten or twelve of the engines, however, were seriously damaged, and these not by the fire, but because the water was first let out of the boilers. Col. Sharp arrived in Martlnsburg on August IS, 1861, and remained there until the fol lowing March, engaged in removing engines, machinery, etc. He took eight engines across the country over the turnpike, either to Staunton, Win chester or Strasburg, (and there are some historians who disagree on this • rint) 32 horses being required to haul each engine. He also removed all the duplicate parts of engines and cars 1 and all the rough iron at the station, and took away all machinery and tools which were afterward used in thi Southern arsenals. The country around Martlnsburg is extremely hilly and the work of getting the engines over the country roads required considerable engineering ability. It has been cur rently reported in late years that one of the locomotives was the Winans camel-back No. 99 which at that time was numbered 77, but Col. Sharp did not care for this class of engines and took only ten wheel and passenger en gines. 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ISad|ndiratliigrlalnie.atty siure QE S| QI fl lIQ 6at y*'"' p 'n*io rCIVOIUnOoOUBLE QUIC Writ. CART. O'PARRBLL, Pm.lon Ag.lT.. miWwUrt Avhw. WASHTNOTON. P.C BBri<rtdkMseesaDigbctn.stnTil m#6»l3d*r AND all ernes Diseases ae 'WMVo'Z.W iLOO ° .tfcl co - A HEAVY BLOW TO GREAT BRITAIN. BOEBS CAPTURE 2,000 OF WHITE’S MEN. The British General's Left Wing Isolated In the Hills—Had to Surrender to Avoid Annihilation—Fears That His Whole Force May Meet a Like Fate. London, Oct. 31.—A column of trooi»s consisting of the Irish Fuslleers, the Tenth mountain battery and the Glou cester regiment, sent against the Boers Monday, has been surrounded and cap tured by the Boers. British officials confirm the news. White’s left wing, which surrendered to the Boers, is be lieved to consist of 2,000 men with eight guns. News of the disaster was received with stupefaction in military circles. London, Oct. 31.—A1l England is star tled to-day at the news of the first se vere disaster to the British. General White, wiring from Lady smith at midnight, reports as follows: “The column sent to guard the hill on our left flank, including the Royal Irish Fuslleers, the Tenth mountain battery and Gloucester regiment, were sur rounded In the hills and after losing heavily had to capitulate. ‘The casualties have not yet been as certained. A Boer orderly came in our lines this evening under a flag of truce, with letters from the survivors of the captured column asking assistance to bury the dead. "I fear there is no doubt of the truth of the report of the column's capture. "I formed the plan in the working out of which the disaster occurred and I am alone responsible. The troops are not blameworthy, as their position was untenable." Among those captured are Major Adye of White’s staff, Lieutenant Colo nel Majors, and all the captains and lieutenants of tlie Irish Fuslleers; ma jors, <*nptnins and lieutenants of the Gloucester regiment; Major Bryant of the Royal artillery, all the lieutenants of the Mountain battery and also Chap lain Irish of the Fuslleers. The news of the capture of White's left wing In what was evidently an important movement fills every one with the greatest alarm for the safety of Ladysmith. How White came to subject his left to such a disaster is al most forgotten In the question of what will he do now. He has lost almost 20 per cent, of his fighting force and eight of Ids fifty guns at one crack. Yester day he had every available man en gaged against the Boers, and, reading between the lines of the official rejiort and dispatches of English correspond ents, he had all he could do to get back to his base at after making his sortie. It Is apparent White can not gain In an attempt to take the offen sive agaiust the Boers. He had hoped to umreh out and strike a blow along the column of the enemy that, would j prevent the attack on all sides and give him the up)>er hand. He,lost his left ! wing in attempting this plan. He must now fall l>ehiml trenches and try to hold his base. He Is opposed by a force I far superior numerically, and which is j inspired by the coup of bagging the British left. It Is not improbable White will fall back on Colenzo to secure a i better position, though Englishmen be- ) Heve In* will defend Ladysmith to the last ditch, and in view of his great loss ! yesterday will die liefore surrendering. I Brussels, Oct. 31. —Dr. Leyds made | an important statement as to the de- i nlals of the London newspapers of the rejMirts that British were levying re- ( emits among the native population of ! South Africa. "1 formally accuse Great Britain." j said Dr. Leyds, "of arming the col- j ored races of South Africa against the Boers, and 1 make this accusation with ' a tine sense of Its gravity and an abso- i lute knowledge of Its accuracy.” Cape Town. Nov. 1. There is now great danger of ail uprh>|ig of the Dutch, in Cape Colony and another Cabinet meeting is to he held imme diately. The Cabinet officers are thor oughly alarmed over this phase of the situation. London. Nov. 1, 4 a. in.—No news can lie had from Ladysmith. It is feared that tlie town has been sur rounded b.v the Boers, who have been seen to the southwest of It. It is now deemed certain that the Boers have cut the wires and stopped railroad communication south of Ladysmith, isolating the British forces under Gen eral White. The last dispatches received before communication was suddenly cut off told of the Boers gathering in consider able force at Dewdrop. southwest of Ladysmith, and of large forces of them advancing over the Melptnaknar load. A big camp of Boers is to be formed botw<*en Harrismitli bridge and Pot* gletre camp, at Dewdrop. The South African News at Cape Town received in the afternoon a mes sage from Ladysmith saying that a battle Is proceeding at I'm ban bane, a few miles from there, and that several sludls have dropped into the town. It was believed that General White con templated retreating to D.ctermaritz hurg while the railroad was open. That chance sernns to have vanished on iicj count of tin l quickness and activity with Which the Boers got to the south of Ladysmith and cut oIT General White's line of supplies and only road to retreat. About tt.ooo fresh troops will arrive at Cape Town on Sunday next from England and will be available to rein force Sir George White. Transports will arrive then* dally after Sunday until by tlie end of next week 28.0(H) troops will have been landed In South \fries. These men nrj» intended for tonerol Sir Red vers Ituller's army, but ! hey will undoubtedly be sent to Natal I' the situation there should become i e rllous. The British army will event- | oily reach the huge total of HII.IKII, of liicli HU.iIIH will lie regulars and the •her 20.tHit) miscellaneous, hut excel nt. colonial troops. N**m Torpedo HeNlreye Luiinetied. t eliiiiotid. Va.. Oct. 31. The torpedo t Sliubrl' k was launched here to- j 111 fie presence of President Me- I v i.itiux member** of Ills Cabinet, nor Tyler of Virginia, and an tin • ■ ». t,loi.i lie. of pepple. The deni- T ii ivi'e in nred In some of Its ‘ a heavy ruin storm The | . mi. parade lull to he nliau- 1 doned until to-morrow, owing to the weather, and the decorations* of the buildings presented a bedraggled and woc-begoue a ppearanee. At the yard an immense crowd had assembled. The President was intro duced from tlie stand by Mayor Tay lor. At the conclusion of the President’s speech. Secretary of the Navy Loug was introduced by the mayor and ac knowledged the reception given him by tlie crowd In a brief speech. The launching which followed was a great success, the boat being chris tened by little Miss Carrie Shubrick of Rocky x.iouut, North Carolina, , great, grand niece of Commodore’ Shubrick, with the usual formalities. It was a side launching, but the boat took the water like a duck, amid the enthusi astic cheering and the tooting of steam whistles. The boat was caught in a terrific storm last night, and at one time it was feared she would be lost. On the christening stand were little Miss Car rie Shubrick. who christened the boat; her maids of honor. Miss Mary Curtis, Elizabeth Preston and Roberta Trigg; Dr. and Mrs. John T. Shubrick. parents of the sponsor; Mrs. William It. Trigg and several of the Shubrick connec tions. Earlhqimkv In Utah. Beaver City, I’tali, Oct. 31. Beaver City was visited by (our shocks of an earthquake yesterdajT the first shock occurring at 12:20 p. in., the second at 12:30, the third at 0:27, and the fourth at 10:30 p. in. Each shock was very distinct, and was noticed by almost all the people in the town. In one house it made a piano rock in an alarming manner. The direction of the waves was generally from the southwest, but the shock at 0:27 came from the southeast. On tin* divide, about sixteen miles north of the city, a spring heretofore known as the soap spring, and from which no water ever flowed, has burst out lately and discharges quite a vol ume of boiling hot water. This would lead to the belief that the cause of the earthquake is volcanic. There is an extinct crater in the neighlMir)iood of the new boiling spring that may lie fixing up to resume active operations. To-day there were two more shocks, the first occurring at 5:30 a. til., and tlie next at 12:25 p. in. Both shocks were severe. Lone Kobber Mukeii a Haul. Denison, Texas. Oct. 31.—T0-night, while the Missouri, Kansas & Texas train from Sherman. Texas, was in the city Units, a train robber made a mur derous assault on Express Messeuger Concnnnon, dialling Idm a blow which, it Is thought, will prove fatal. When the train arrived at the depot Conduc tor Romcr discovered the messenger on the tloor, with blood oozing from a ghastly wound. The express car was robbed of a con siderable sum of money, but the agent refuses to give the amount. The sheriff and posse are eu route to the scene of the robbery. It is rumored tiiat a package containing SS,(HM) was taken and tlie officers soy that fully SIO,OOO is missing. IlllnolH Attempt* to Collect From Trusts. Chicago, Oct. 31.—Civil suits for the collection of penalties aggregating $402,500 for violation of the anti-trust and |hh>liug laws were begun here to day under the direction of the attorney general against fifty corporations do ing business in Chicago ami Cook coun ty. The penalties are at the rate of SSO a day for failure to file affidavits that the corimrations are not in any agreement or combination for the con trol of output, or prices, or the restric tion of trade. Among tin* coriiuratlons which it is alleged have failed to com ply with the law are the West Chicago Street Railway and the Metropolitan Street Railway Company. Colombian Kevolulloiilhln Kluuglitrrrd. Colon. Colombia, via Galveston, Tex.. Oct. 31. -A report lias reached here that on October 2 4 1 li two armed government steamers destroyed seven insurgent vessels, one of the hitter sinking with, it is rumored, 2(H) soldiers. The government troops were victori ous ill a pitched battle with the insurg ents near (turnrnmilnga. The insurg ent leader Tribe, was killed ami the in surgent leader. Ruiz, taken prisoner. It is now believed that the revolution is near mi end. but it is not improbable tlmi one or two more battles will have to la* fought. Mr. Ilnburt'N Condition. Patterson. N. J.. Oct. 31. At (1 o’clock this evening it was announced that Vice President Hobart had passed a very comfortable day. lie* has taken an interest in tiffaii's, has been very cheerful and enjoyed a natural sleep. He himself says that It has hecn one of the best days lie lias passed In a week. At midnight Nir Hobart was sleep ing rest fully with every prospect of a good night, lie Is weak, but holding Ills own. No relapse Is anticipated to night. Iturci' M«*n In Peril. New York. Oct. 31. Word was re ceived from Galileo, New Jersey, at 3:55 p. hi., that ii large barge, deeply loaded, was coming ashore. The high tide and sea carried the tiarge to within 250 yards of the shore. As she came closer flu; forms of fouf ol* five men on boat'll were discerned. At 10 o'clock to-night the barge was on tlie bar about 400 feci from shore, with tin* son miming so high that It is impossible for the life savers to get at her. The wind was blowing about thirty-live miles an hour, hut it was thought by tlie life savers Mint the barge would last until morning. The men on the barge bad put a light np and the life savers are oti the beacii r»—d.v with their apparatus should the boat show any signs of breaking up. BRITISH ATTACK BOERS. A D»f at Indecisive Fighting at Lady, smith. London, Oct. 30.—The war office has received a dispatch which says that General White has fought an engage ment with General Joubert’s forces. London, Oct. 30.—General White’* dispatch, which was dated 4:30 p. m. to-day, reads: "I employed all the troops here ex cept the obligatory garrison before the works. I sent a mountain battery, the Royal Irish Fuslleers and the Glouces ters to take up a position on the hills to clear my left flank. The for£e mtfved at 11 o’clock yesterday evening and during some night firing the battery mules stampeded with some of the guns, which, however, I hope to recov er. These two battalions have not yet returned, but are expected this after noon. “I detailed two brigade divisions of field artillery and five battalions of In fantry, aided by cavglry, under Gener al French, to attack a position upon which the enemy yesterday mounted guns. ‘‘We found this position evacuated, but our force was attacked with con siderable vigor by wliat I believe were General Joubert’s troops. They had many guns and showed in great num bers. Our troops were all in action anil we pushed the enemy back several miles, but did not succeed in reaching liiS laager. Our losses are estimated at between eighty and 100, but those of the enemy must have been much great er, the firing of our guns appearing very effective. “After being iii action several liouib I withdrew our troops and they re turned unmolested to their canton ments. The enemy are In great num bers and their guns range further than our field guns. "I now have some naval guns which have temporarily silenced and I hope will permanently dominate the ene my's best guns, with which he has been bombarding the town Q.t a range of over 0,000 yards.” London, Oct. 31.—1 tls believed that tlie naval brigade which arrived Mon day at Ladysmith consists of 100 men from the British cruiser Powerful, with some of the Philomel's four-inch quick flrcrß, with a range of 10,000 yards, firing a foriy-flve-pound shell. The battery that was lost is probably one consisting of six two and one-half iuch muzzle loaders and tlilrty-tive mules. ADMIRAL DEWEY ENCAGED. Announces Ills Expectation of Marrying Mrs. lfaxen. Washington, Oct. 31.—Admiral Dew ey announced to some of his more Inti mate friends Inst night the fact of his engagement to Mrs. W. B. lluzen of this city. Mrs. Hazeu Is the widow of General Hnzen, formerly chief signal officer of the army, who died about ten years ago, and Is a sister of John It. McLean. Democratic candhlute for governor of Ohio. Mrs. llazcn has no children and since her husband's death has rnude licr home with her mother. She 1r a woman of large means, about 40 years of age and popular iu the best society circles of Washington. The date for the wedding has not yet been fixed. While the date of the wedding Is not definitely known, the understanding is that it will take place in November. Humor has connected the names of the admiral mid Mrs. llazcn for some time, but little attention was paid to the matter. It was at tlie house of Mrs. McLean, the mother of Mrs. Hazeu. that the admiral stopped when he came to Washington after his return from Manila. Previous to his departure to take charge of the Asiatic squadron, two years ago. he lmd been a visitor at tlie house. Tlie admiral’s first wife died in 1872. She was the daughter of a former gov ernor of Vermont. One child from that marriage, a sou. is now living in New York. General Hazeu, the former hus band of Mrs. Dozen, died January 10. 1887. and a son from their union died last year. Mrs. llazcn has long been asocial fa vorite In Washington. She Is pos sessed of an attractive personality, of most graceful manners and has a bril liant mind. VICE PRESIDENT HOBART ILL. Feara Knterlalned That ll« May Nut Ite c-over. New York, Oct. 30.—Vice President Ilobnrt, who has been 111 for weeks at his home in Paterson, New Jersey, suf fered a relapse this morning. He had a succession of choking spells, result ing from an imperfect action of the heart, nil old affliction, complicated with inflammation of the stomach. Mr. llolMirt has not liecn able to at tend to his private affairs for the past two or three days, and iiu Intimate friend has been given |>ower of attor ney to sign checks and to attend to other matters of that character. One of tlie physicians in attendance at (i o'clock to-night said that while the condition of Mr. Hobart was se rious, lie was lietter than at any time wltliln the last twenty four hours. New York. Get. 31. Word reaches here from Paterson, New Jersey, that at 1:05 this (Tuesday) morning Dr. Newton, Ills wife and Hobart A. Tut tle were summoned to the residence of Vice President Ilobnrt. The summon ing of these persons is not regarded as a favorable indication. Gift of a Hospital Ship. London. Oct. 31. The American women’s fund has already reached £5.000. Offers of medical stores and professional services pour In from all irnints iu the greatest profusion. The war office will grant to American ladles exceptional privileges in promot ing their project, even going so far as to accept American surgeons, nurses and orderlies. It In quite possible that the American Red Cross Society will be called upon to select many of these officials. It Is expected that the Maine will be ready to sail In about three weeks, ful ly equipped to minister to 200 wound ed. She will proceed In the first In stance to Tape Town, and will then go wherever the war office may Indi cate. Victor plasterers nre striking for Jtf a day. MINING MENTION. ELECTRICITY AT CRIPPLE CREEK Being Used Extensively In Mining Opera tions. Few ruining districts iu the United States, says the Engineering and Min ing Journal, are so well adapted to the use of electric power as Cripple Creek. The* small area of the district and the close proximity of the mines make the transmission of electricity an easy matter; while' the fact that most of the mines nro small in extent—what ever their output may be—makes the maintenance of separate steam plants costly, and the p(irisase of Jpbwer from others an economy as well as conveni ence. The pioneers iu this district were quick to recognise the facilities for domestic life and mining operations which electric transmission would af ford. Probably no other mining dis trict is so thoroughly supplied with electricity, for the home of the miner is lighted by incandescent lamps; ho goes to his work in an electric street car; by an electric hoist he descends into the mine; electric lamps furnish il lumination for his work; electrically driven pumps keep the mine dry; elec tric air compressors run drills; electric, hoists raise the ore. and by electricity tlie blasts are tired from switchboards remote from the point of explosion. Flectric current is supplied to the mines by the Colorado Electric Power Company, which operates three \\>st inghouse alternating current. 470 KW. generators, .‘l-phase, fit Hi volts, capable of supplying 2,250 11. P. This station transmits current twenty-seven miles to Cripple Creek, at 20,000 volts. A plant has also recently been establish ed by the La Bella Mill. Water and Power Company for supplying power to its mills and minbs. i The companies supplying electric power give every facility to lessees and prospectors; they rent small hoists, worked with electric motors, from five to thirty horse-power, thereby enabling the lessee or prospector to use practi cally the whole of his capital in devel opment work, avoiding the necessity of purchasing and installing a power plant. If they are successful, and ore is found iu paying quantities, making it desirable to purchase the electrical power plant, an option of purchase is exercised which the* company granted in the first Instance, the rent which lias been paid applying on the purchase price. The minimum charge for a five horse-power electric hoist is SSO per month, which includes the power used. The plants from fifteen horse-power to thirty horse-power range from SOS to per mouth for rent of motor, etc., uiid power suppliud. depending on ton nage and deptli of shaft. The Electric Power Company lias upwards of S(M),- DOO worth of machinery rented out, and is continually making additions. The principal uses of electric power here are for hoisting and compressing air for the operation of machine drills. Air compressing iu the large mines con sumes aliout tour times the amount of power required in any other service. | for the reason that the compressor is I worked almost continuously, while the I hoist, though it consumes a large ' amount of power while in use. is in j active operation less than one-fourth of tlie time. It is estimated that iu tlie Cripple Creek district the use of electric power as compared with steam power effects a saving of from 15 to 50 per cent., ac cording to tlie position and clrctmi stances of the mine. This saving is Ir respective of reduced wage account, ami also irres|H»ctivo of its greater re liability and convenience, since it is unaffected by frosts. Drills operated directly by electricity without the in tervention of an air compressor have been in successful operation elsewhere in Colorado, though no such drills are as yet used iu the Cripple Crook dis trict. REACHES TWO MILLION MARK. Cripple Creek’s Output for October llratk* the Iteeoril The October record of tin* Cripple Creek district places the value of the camp's production far ahead of that of any month in the history of the only Cripple, says the ltocky Mountain News. The total tonnage treut<*d by mills and smelters was 38.400, with a gross value iu round uuml>crs of $2.- 000.000. The tonnage has been equaled before, t but the grade of the qunrtx was better, which would indicate that values are improving as depth Is gained. That the tonnage would at hirst Is* to.nm tons more is admitted by everyone in a position to know, if adequate trans portation and market had been availa ble. 'i'lie reduction plants in the dis trict ami Colorado City and Florence are erowded with a low grade product, and more than one of tin* big smelters were compelled to cry enough early in the month, as they had more sliieinus ore on linml than was ikhmKil for (lie present. That tin* value of the production each month from (Ids time forward will equal tin* October figure Is a certainty. New mines are being opened every few days and tlie ore bodies In the oid Ik. iuili7.ila are Increasing in width, length and richness as depth Is gained. He. fore the w I life* is over such compara tively new producers ns the Jerry Johnson, IMinion. IMnuach* mid Aencln, will lie shipping as great n tonnage as the Jack Cot. Portland or Independ ence. The following Is tin* record of the re duction plants which in the thlrty-ntra days treated 2-4.400 lons, with a gross value of $710,000. Tin* average value was a little more than S3O a ton. The following is the Indivldtinl record of ••nob mill: Colorado Philadelphia. 8.400 ton*, worth $203,400; Metallic, 0.000 :o is. fiMo.ooo; i:i Paso, .'i.ooo tons. $12*1,000; National. 1.700 tons, $52,700; Colorado Ore, 1.500 tons. $52,500. Oneida mills at Victor and the Detroit plant at Independence rim through a few hundred tons In the nature of a trial run. and tire now ready to com mence regular work. Tin* Economic olniit, owned by the Woods Investment Company. Is nearing completion ami will lie running at full capacity of .‘tun •oils a day by Decern I M*r Ist. The Hen in Process plant treat ml about 2uu tons of sls ore. It Is estimated that 1-4.000 toils were sen] to the smelters of Denver, Bitolil* Leadvllle, Omaha. Kansas City iml Chicago, and the average value Is esti mated at SOO, or a grass of $1,260,000. The local small reduction plauts are credited with extracting $23,400 worth of gold from ore they handled. GOING DOWN DEEPER. Deep Shafts Being Sunk In Ollpln County. Miners iu Gilpin county are going deeper. Many of the mines are now being worked from 1,200 to 1.400 feet, and the ore bodies are fully as large and rich iu tlie precious metals as at any point between those depths and the surface, and acting on the theory that values increase with depth, the mine owners are not afraid to spend their money iu putting up machinery that will allow them to work to greater deptli than lias ever before been reach ed in that county or the state. The machinery that is to lx* placed on tlie Topeka mine, in Kusseli gulch, is to have a capacity for working the mine to u depth of 2.000 feet, and the plant which is to replace the one re cently destroyed by fire on the Cali fornia will be powerful enough to reach the 2,500-foot point—all of which goes to show the contkleiiee tlie peo ple of the county have in the perma nency of the veins at those depths. The main shaft on tlie Cook mine, on Bobtail hill, having reached a deptli of 000 feet, sinking the same lias been stopped for tlie present, and will lie again resumed as soon as connections arc made with tin* cross-cut from the Gregory vein, so that the surface water can be handled at that point Eighty men tlnd employment Jit tills property, who furnish enough ore to keep the company's stamp mill employ er! at Black Ilawk. and as soon as the new mill is completed and ready for work the force at the mine will lie in creased and the product will be larger than ever before. GRANTZ BONANZA. J ~“ ~ Flat Ore Body Followed Until It Ha* Now A«*iinied A1 in oh t n Vertical Shape. There is little question now that tlie rich ore shoot which Otto I*. Grant/, discovered two mouths ago north of Loud City. Dakota, will turn into a ver tical. When first discovered, it was perfectly tint and about four feet thick. The excavation made since the first discovery is about eighty feet long and in the upper end the shoot lias turned over to almost a perjsMidlc ular |M>sition and tin* rock lias become too hard to mine without blasting. Mr. Grant/, confidently expects to find his ore shoot developed into a wide verti cal In a few more feet. The richest ore taken from the mine came from a s|K»t where the ledge is commencing to turn over, which shows that tin* rallies will be retained when the main vertical is reached. Black Hills p<*oplc are exacting to hear of the discovery of a vertical of ore in tills Grant/ mine such as the world lias never before seen. Ore tak en out Saturday assayed $515,000, $03.- 000 and $51,300 to tlie ton, and sev- I eral chunks of rock were taken out with crowbars that were at least oue- I quarter gold. Mr. Grant/ will make two shipments : tills week of about fifty tons of ore. iu two carloads, to Denver, aud esti mates that lie will get $50,000 net from it. He got $7! UN mi for the ear shipped two weeks ago and this will make him about $130,000 from three carloads. Vulimlilu Fraction**. Fractional claims that have been overlooked when patent surveys were made are usually found by looking up the maps at tin* surveyor general's of fice. The Toyama and Mackey frac tions on Hie Louisville ore shoot were very rich. Fred Bulkley made SIB,OOO on liis Interest from royalties from the former. Several rich fractional claims are embraced in tin* Leadvllle basin group. The 11 outer's Lust ('luiucc. embrac ing 74-100 of an acre iu the llie.x com bination is a big mine Itself. The M. N. fraction is now astonishing everv bod.v. Now conies the Joe Golob fraction, embracing out* and one-hulf acres re cently staked by John Boos and work til through the Ballard by Its lucky owners, Messrs. Turnbull. Boos auil Golob. The big shoot of bimetallic ore Is producing 25 tons of ore dally, carry ing 50 ounces silver, and IV£ ounces in gold, while its neighbor, the Bresldent. Is sacking 12-ounce gold ore. -lxiidvllle Miner. Creed*’* Amathyat I* Now m ini; Drained The mi watering of the Amethyst mine, commenced some months ago! is rapidly nearing completion. The first hole was finished Inst night, mid the water Is now running through into the Last Chance shaft and draining from there. AI hi lit two weeks have been consumed iu making this connec tion. and but one more hole is neces sary to completely drain this veteran producer, when it is expected to lake rank among tlie lenders of the district. Working at Turret City. There Is now going on iu Turret inly ing camp. Tlilch Is only twelve uill< s north of Snlldii. n mining boom that will make Chaffee county ouc of the leading enmities in tlie state of Colo rado. Four, six and eight-horse teams tugging up l ie trull with machinery for the development of some of the most promising prospects ever dlscov ered In Colorado, and for lifting tlie ore and taking enre of*the water in tlie mines already showing ore with values from sls to sHni per toil, re minds one of Leadvllle and Cripple Creek in the early days. Sullda l( •*•- ord. A Uleli Chunk of Ore. DenVer will send to the Baris expo sition l| plnee of Gllplli enmity I'oek weighing 125 pounds mid about on' fool square, which Is valued roughly at SI,BOO. This rich bit of ore is now being prepared for exhibition by Fill* /dminer, nil expert stoiieeutter em ployed by George Bell Caphlay of Sev enteenth street. Mr. /dmnier. in order to better dis play the rlelmess of tlie stone, lias cut* from Its rugged surface a slab nno inch In thickness. The largest circular steel saw of Its kind Iu tlie world Is said to have been use*: ;u this work.