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THE GILPIN OBSERVER.
VOL. XIII. The Observer Mining Department. PLACED A PUMP. General Manager Colvin of the Cook Mining company has placed a station pump at the 800-foot level of the cage shaft on that company’s property on Bobtail hill. Below that point the water is being held by means of a large iron water bucket. Above the 800-foot level a large water courso has been cut which has been a source of annoyance. The pump will throw the water to sur face. After connections are made with Gregory cross-cut this water will flow over and into that property and be han dled by means of the steam pumps in the inclino shaft of that vein. GOLDEN SMEI.TEK. The Golden correspondent of the pen ver Post states that there are rumors of a new smelting plant being erected in that place on the site of the old Bagley & West smelter. Men are engaged in tearing down the old buildings. There was a time when Golden handled a large tonnage of lead ore from Gilpin county. THK*OB8EUVEK'knows of no reason why it cannot again be made a smelting point. The facilities are at hand for doing so. FRAUD CHARGED. Ex-Congressman James IJ. Bel ford filed a suit last Thursday in the district court of Arapahoe county, on a change of venue from Lake county, against the Ibex Mining company to set aside a lease and contract of option by Clinton Reed, as trustee, on the Archer Consolidated lode of Lake county on the grounds of fraud. MIXING RIGHTS OF VOLUNTEERS. Denver Republican: John Mallon of Pima, Arizona, inquires whether a man who enlisted as a packer during the war with Spain is exempt from doing his as sessment work for 1898 and 1899. Con gress passed a law exempting all miners who entered the army from doing their assessment work while in the service. A man who was discharged a year ago, or so early in the present year that he is able to do his work will probably be re quired to do it. In any event it will be safer for him to do the work for 1899. LIGHT ORE SIIII’MENTS. John McGinnis, of the Colorado »fc Southern railroad at Black Hawk, in forms The Observer that the ore and stamp mip concentrates shipped during the second week in the present month to Denver was only 48 cars. The light shipment was due to the inability of the railroad cotnpnny to furnish empty cars for the transportation of the ore and concentrates. Tho railroad company’s rolling stock has been for some length of time inadequate to meet the demands of ore and other shippers, both for out going and incoming freight. WANTS RULING REVERSED. State Commissioner Harry A. Lee is interesting himself in bejialf of the state in the proposition to have reversed the decision of the general land office with reference to tho laws of patented mineral claims issued last June, says tho Denver Evening Post. The ruling places in jeopardy many old mining claims of ap parently clear title, merely because the original survey happened to contain an error. Mr. Lee received a communica tion from one of tho state officials con gratulating him on the stand he has taken in the matter, and urging him to do all he can to have the decision changed. COPPER VEIN NEAR GOLDEN. The past few days have revived the mining excitement in Golden, says the correspondent of the Denver Republi can. Henry Koch, owner of Lookout mountain, who for sixteen years has searched persistently for a well defined copper vein which he believes exists in the foot hills west of Golden, has been showing to a few friends samples of cop per-tearing ore claimed to assay per cent copper per ton, with a percentage of iron. Koch claims to have opened the main vein. The display of ore has caused considerable excitement, in view of the fact that he has driven a tunnel 175 feet, and sunk a number of shafts on the line of the copper vein. BANKRUPT MINING COMPANY. A petition to declare the Elk Park Mining and Milling company, whose base of operations are at Elk Park, Pine dis trict, this county, was tiled in tho United States circuit court in Donver on Mon day by several creditors of the company who held claims for supplies, boarding of employes and labor done, which ag gregates $1,500. NEWS AND NOTES. Sinking has l>eon resumed at the Gold Dirt mine in Independent district. When this lift of 75 feet is completed the shaft will be 525 feet deep. Levels will be extended from that depth. Golden Globe: The reports of a rich copper And at Evergreen are, we hope, true. Henry Koch, who has a vein on his Mt. Lookout homestead, has exactly the same stuff found at Evergreen. All f these prospects seem to say: plenty of j the real stuff a little deeper. We be | lieve that all these surface indications of good mineral found in this county mean that away down one or two thousand feet tho treasure lies ready to be hoisted. It is quite evident that deep mining alone will And the looked for stuff in this region. Sam Boylan, a Ulack Hawk boy, and his two partners have been making £.‘*00 per month on a lease of a portion of iho Village Belle mine at Eldorn, Boulder county. Good for Sam. Tho pool operating the Defiance, in Russell district, which is situated south of tho Topeka, last week shipped about six cords of ore to one of the custom stamp mills in Black Hawk for ship treatment. This property is giving a good showing. A Kansas City company, of which Mr. C. A. Rico is the head, have leased and bonded the Hillhouse lode in Russell district. Mr. J. F. DePew will have the management of the property. The tramway company experienced great difficulty last week in keeping their main track and sidings clear of snow drifts, which caused unavoidable delays. However, by the last of the week regular trains passed over the road to and from the leading producing mines. The Pine Cone says that a remarkable strike has been made in the Plateau mine on Colorado hill. Also that Will iam Schultz is sacking a very high grade ore from his Schultz Wonder mine, pre paratory to shipping it to the smelter at Denver. The Cone claims that the ore will give returns of 810,000 per ton. Two carloads of Cripple Creek ore from the Isabella mine valued at 8400, 000 were received at tho Omaha & Grant smelter in Denver last Saturday. The total shipment was 52 tons. This mine has proven to be one of the wonder* of the eighteenth century in miniug. The Newhouse tunnel air pipe at Idaho Springs has been laid to the head ing of that great enterprise. By the use of the largest blower in any mine in the United States the powder smoke is easily and rapidly handled. Before the miners can return to the heading after firing 75 pounds of dynamite the tunnel is clear of bad air and fresh air is pour ing in. The correspondent of the Rocky Moun tain News at Idaho Springs announces that J. H. LeMoyno has taken up the bond on the Freeland Extension mine, near Freeland, Clear Crook county, and has made the last payment of the pur chase money, $90,(XX). He now has sixty miners in his employ. The Observer trusts that Mr. LeMoyno will become in dependently rich in this investment mede by him. He had a long siege on the Jack Pot mine, another Clear Crook county property. The John Owen Mining and Milling company has been incorporated to work the Amy C., Freighter’s Friend and Washington mines, near tho head of Gilson gulch, Idaho district. The com pany, or syndicate, paid $75,(XX) for the properties. John Owen, of Idaho Springs, after whom the company is named, was instrumental in forming the Syndicate. State Senator Sam V. Newell has placed a hoister at tho 1225-foot level of No. 2 shaft on the Concrete mine in Prosser gulch. He will sink that shaft to a greater depth, hoisting with the new equipment. Tho ore and waste will be trammed to No. 1 or the deep shaft, and hoisted to surface. The shafts are 500 foot apart. Tunnel sites may be loentod on pat ented land, if belonging to tunnel site location, or, if not, on land by consent of owner thereof, either patented or un patented. But such tunnel cannot be driven through any lode claim previ ously located without the consent of the owner thereof. All agreements of such kind must be in v riling, properly ac knowledged and recorded in the county records of the county wherein said tun nel site is located. The last ore treated under stamps at the Gilpin mill in Black Hawk from the Gladstone mine property of the Gilpin £ Boston company yielded 0 ounces gold per cord, and the mill concentrates net ted $41 per ton. A Rand air compressor was received at tho Weat Topeka mine Tuesday. .Stamp mill ore from this portion of that rich gold producer is being taken to the Randolph stamp mill in Black Hawk for treatment. A snows!ido on Boar creek, near Tollu ride, San Juan section, laat Saturday carried away a small stamp mill in which ex-Governor Adams was inter ested. The Sun and Moon company at the head of Gilson gulch, Idaho district, have struck a 10-inch streak of rich ore in sinking the sqaft. Some of the ore CENTRAL CITY, COLO., THURSDAY, DECEMBER 21, 1899. carries freo gold. It is free milling and characteristic of the ore taken out by the discovery of the vein, Jack Richard son. The Boulder Herald announces that a mining exchange i 9 to be opened in tho Kenneth A McDonald block in that place. It is believed to be for the pur pose of clubbing together the legitimate mining men of the county for protection and social purposes. Joaeph Luxon is the prime mover in the laudable under taking. Arrested for Forgery, Sheriff William Mitchell on Monday afternoon arrested a man named John Kinnaman, who , up to two months ago, had been employed at tho concentration works of Alsdorf & Co., below the Penn mill, lower portion of this city. He pre sented a check to Mr. Tobowlosky, tho clothing merchant, for 875, which that gentleman cashed, which proved to be a forged check. Ho was taken to tho county jail in Central for safe keeping. Since then it has been ascertained that ho also had forged checks cashed by Ben Olsen, of this city, for 800: one f> r 805 cashed by Louis Summer, and oi e for 870 cashed by A. C. Reckling,of C« n tral. The latter was presented to tl e bank for payment and was pronounced a forgery. This led to his arrest and tl e finding out of tho other forged checks which he had cashed. A preliminary hearing was ad Tues bay afternoon before Justice Hooper! Kinnaman plead guilty of forging one check, lie was placed under B*5(X) bondr, in default of which lie was remanded to jail. Another hearing will be held re garding the other forged checks. The forger attempted suicide that night in jail by tho uso of a penknife, inflicting a wound on his throat. Dr. Ashbuugh took twenty stitches in the wound, which is not considered serious. Tho S. N. S. C'. will give another of their enjoyable dances at Armory Hall, Saturday evening, Dec. 25. Music by Opera House Orchestra. Everybody invited. Tickets 75 ccuts. Baldwin. Foultry Fri-nli Direct from Kansas, at the Mueller Commission company's store. Don'L You Want A nice present for your litile ones? Mose Maymon at the Postoflice store has it. Meerschaum Goo«Im. Meerschaum pipes, cigar and cigar ette holders, finest and most complete stock in Gilpin county at E. Goldman’s. A Flattering Trilmte. Wo are glad to note the growth of tho School and College of Music of tho Uni versity of Denver. This institution is showing commendable enterprise in its management, and is realizing a wonder ful increase in its patronage. It pro ceeds upon the idea that the people of the west are seeking tho best, und thus provides tho ablost instructors and tho tinoat equipments iu all departments. We had occasion ta call on tho dean a few days ago, and had to wait some time to get an audieuce with him. During this period students were constantly coming and going. It seemed a veritable bee hive of music. A generous stroke of the school is the offering of twenty half scholarships to children under 12 years of age. Truly tho School and College of Music is filling a real want in this gseat west.- Donver Post. Tho School and Col lego of Music has won recognition us the leading musical institution of tho west. Wo know of no better place for the musical student. Dean Hlakeslee is pleasod to furnish any one interesting information concerning the school and its work. Kr>. Teller ILiim. All rooms heated. Low rates for winter. Fine watch repairing at the Mineral Palace. ■ ■ '■ Trac-liern' Examination. The regular county teachers' examina tion will be held in the county court room, on December 15 and 10, begin ning at 9 o'clock a. m. All candidates oxpecting to tuke tho exam ination here, desiring their papejs graded elsewhere, will kindly write to the superintendent of the county where the papers are to !>e graded, stating that it is desired by the applicant that his papers should be accepted and graded by said superin tendent. Minmk Fury, Co. Supt. of Schools. Nov. 23-41. You Con rurcliiM A watch for SI.OO or S2OO over 100 to select from at the Minkrai. Pa lack. Teller Hoeae. Board and rooms and Are at reasonable rates. PERSONALS. Charles Thompson, of Yankee, came in i on Friday mornings train, taking the 1 afternoon train for Denver. He roturned Wednesday. Thomas A. Irvin rode over Saturday from Idaho Springs and visited his Jus tice mine in LaUe-Russell districts. Be fore returning he called on friends at the county seat. NelsonMMillet,t t, the genial proprietor of the Teller, returned from Denver on Saturday. He was accompanied by Mrs. Millett, who has been visiting friends in that city. Sterling Democrat: James McShnne, of Omaha, was here last week and went over tho Brush-Alliance lino of the Burlington as per the established sur vey. Mr. McShane will make a bid for the entire grading contract from Brush to the North Platte river. | Mrs. Janus Bosanko, who has been visiting her son. William Bosanko, and wife,this city, has returned to her home in Boulder. Hon. Frederick Kruse is confined to his residence in this city by a very lame back, caused from overlifting. Dr. J. A. Richmond is in attendance. Hon. J. \Y. Dost wick, of tho Clark- Gnrdner mine on Quartz hill, returned to Central Monday evening. Also Abe Rachofsky, manager of the New York Store Mercantile company, both gentle men having spent Sunday with their families in Denver. G. W. Mabee, Sr., returned from Den ver Monuay evening. P. McCann, manager of tho Kansas Consolidated Mining company, paid Denver a business visit on Monday, re turning Tuesday. Mrs. N. S. Donald, secretary of the Hayes & Wheeler Gold Mining company, of Atchison, Kansas, is in the city, a guest at the Teller. I Peter Nelson and daughter, of Long mont, Colorado, came up last Tuesday to attend the Nelson-Hoefle nuptials which occuared last evening. Dr. Henry Paul came up from Donver Monday to attend to mining husiuess, re turning yesterday afternoon. Richard Mueller, of the Mueller Com mission company, is back from Denver. Baur's Confections Fresh and nicely put up, make a very nice Xmas present. Postoflice store has them. The Finest and Best Lino of toys in tho county and most rdusonable prices, is at Couch’s Bazar. Hoyt's De Luxe Edition “A Stranger in New York” the latest and best comedy work of Charles H. Hoyt, has the distinction of playing to larger and more enthusiastic audiences last season than any other Hoyt attrac tion. The play is admittedly a delight bit of Hoytiao comedy. It recites the experiences of a stranger in New York, who, roistuken for another, is invited to join a party bound for the French ball. The party is finally completed with many interesting and amusing characters num bered among its members. They \isit the scene of the ball, and tho laughable and ludicrous experiences cannot be even outlined. They must be seon to l.e ap preciated. The company, is the strongest ever sent upon the road by Mr. Hoyt, and is head ed by Paul Nicholson, Jr., who was lead ing comedian with tho Alice Nielsen Op era Company last season, and he seems to bo particularly well fitted for tho character of “The Stranger,” or the char acter well fitted to him, no matter which way it is put. Each member of tho enst has been chosen with careful regard to their abil ity, including the lending lights in the field of lyric comedy, and tho furce is re plote with clever and attractive special ties, deftly introduced. The coetumes and scenic environments will be the most elaborate that have been seen in this city for several seasons. The end of the second act, showing the far famed scene at the French ball, is a bit of artistic re alism which good judges declare has never been equaled on any stage for mag netic coloring and exquisite coetuming. Good singing is a feature, the piece lie iog abundantly supplied with merry ly rice, music of the catchiest order, em bracing everything from up to date topi cal eongs to travesties on grand opera. Mr. Hoyt has ■elected the feminine contingent, of the company with eitreor dimtry cere, Youth end prepoaeeeeing eppeerence were mnde eeeentiel, end every type of lovelineea ie introduced. Advence eele of eeete ie now open et Couch'e. Kell io line, eecure your eeete, "pead eo enjoyelile Chrietmee Kve, end etert the holldeye right with leughter end enjoyment. Worthy of Consideration. Our eyeteni ie one thet eneblee ue to meke low prioee to our cuetomern end elweye give thorn freeh goode two tbinge worthy M your connideretioD. PHimppe A Bum, Lawrence street, Central City. DEATH OF SAMUEL CUSHMAN. A Former Mining Operator and Citizen of Central City. A Deadwood, South Dakota, special to the Denver dailies under date of Dece.n-, ber 14, announced the death of Samuel Cushman, formerly of this city, which event occurred tho previous evening on a Burlington sleeper between Edgemont nnd Alliance, Nebraska. Mr. Cushman, his wife and son were en route to Texas for his health, he having for a long time been a sufferer from asthma, which was the immediate cause of dissolution. Mr. Cushman came to Colorado in 1859. He was born in Attlcburg, Massa chusetts, November 7, 1881. He resided in Denver until 1861. when he came to Gilpin county, engaging in mining which ho followed for a number of years, repre senting several mining companies whose base of operations was at Wide Awake, Hawkeye district, north of this city. In connection with the late Judge David C. Collier and others he erected what was known as the Yankee desul phurizing process, which was located in Leavenworth gulch, Russell district. In the 70’s ho was connected with the Cari bou Mining company when Mr. Van Dist was tho agent of the Hollanders who formed the company. When Collier & Hall established the Caribou Post, which was printed at the Daily Rogister office, this city, he was tho editor, having previously beeu assistant editor of the Daily Register. In 1876, in connection with J. P. Waterman, of Thk Gilpin Ob server, the book entitled "The Gold Mines of Gilpin County” was issued, and in the 6ame year Mr.. Cushman compiled the text matter and published a similar book on the mineral resources of Clear Creek county. Later ho was connected with the Georgetown Miner, Clear Creek county. In 1887 he removed his family from this city to Deadwood, Dakota, engaging in the real estate business, holding the posi tion of Dean in the State School of' Mines at Rapid City, that state. In 1867.h0 was married in Denver to Miss Indiana Sopris, daughter of Cap tain Sopris and wife. She survives him, as well as three children, George, Mrs. Irene Clark, of Deadwood, and Mrs. Charlotto Clark, of Deeds, South Da kota. Mr. Cushman took a deep interest in church matters, being a Congregation alist, as also in educational affairs. He was a pleasant, genial gentleman and an able writer. Tho remains arrived in Denver Satur day, December 16, the obsequies taking place on Sunday from the residence of his brother-in law, George L. Sopris, 1337 Stout street. Mrs. Cushman, George and Mrs. Clark accompanied the re mains to Denver. Interment was mnde at Riverside in the family plot, along side the reoinins of his father-in-law, Captain Sopris. Peace to Ms ashes. Erickson’s $3 shoes are tho best. Strict attention paid Ladies’ hairdress ing at John Bass' tonsorial room, next door to The Observer office, Central City. Stylish nnd well fitting footwoar. Eimckson, Lawrence street, Central. Masonic Anniversary Exercises. The three Blue lodges of the Masonic order of this county last Thursday even ing observed the centennial anniversary of the death of George Washington by holding jointly appropriate exorcises at the Opera house. The program as pub lished in Thk Observer of December 14* was carried out. The principal speakers of the evening were Ernest LeNove Fob ter, Judge Flor Ashbaugh and Horace G. Thurman. While the attendance was not as large as was anticipated, owing to the cold weather, they wore none tho less appreciated by those prosent. It. N. Lewis, master of Central Lodge No. 6, presided. Homestead Bread. Pies and cakes, freeh every day at Jock's Place, Main street, Central. But Brands Family Liquors Just received at Philippa A Ebli’s Law rence street grocery store. Funeral dosigna of every description cut flowers for parties, balls, or wedding bouquets, nnd flowers of every descrip tion for garden or house, furnished by Cockburn, tho florist. Great Organist Coming. Dr. Minor C. Baldwin, of New York city, who was the solo organist at the World’s Fair, Chicago, and also at the Trans-Mississippi Reposition at Omaha, will pass through Colorado early in January on his way to the Pacific to give a series of organ recitals. A contract was entored into last week which will guarantee Dr. Baldwin's appearance in Central on his way west. Dr. Bowden ia now filling an engagement at Chicicering Hall, New York city, and cannot give a positive date, but due announcement will be made by this paper. A fine line of stationery just received t Maymon's Central Postofflce Store. NO. 37. BLACK HAWK. Will Lough ran a few days ago in at tempting to scratch a match on the wall paper in his room a needle which had been placed in the wull paper entered the index finger and penetrated its full length. It was taken out by Dr. Rich mond and found that it had broken in penetrating the flesh. The steel shell for the now 100-horso power boiler for the California mine on Quartz hill was received Monday. It was taken to the boiler works of Stroehle &. Son, where the fljes will be put in. Mr. Jesop, of Central City, who has been connected with the Gold Coin Mines company for some length of time, left for his former homo in New York city the first of the week. Hon. Lewis C. Snyder returned from Denver on Monday evening. The Belcher Bros., who aro turning out a fine quality of lumber, have filled their order for the covering and repair of the old water reservoir, as well as the fencing which is being placed around the new reservoir. Their mill is situated northeast of this city. Tony Bner left Sunday for a short visit with his family in Denver. John Mack, of Central, is attending to his business here during his absence at the state capital. The erection of the building which ia to enclose the new 80 rapid-drop, heavy weight stumps of the Boston tfc Denver Mining and Milling company has been commenced. County Coroner-elect Dr. J. A. Rich mond and wife contemplate a visit to the doctor’s parents in Illinois. While east they will visit other friends. They con template leaving here about the first of January. Through the careless driving of a quartz hauler Jacob Rachofsky, clothing merchant of this city, met with an acci dent on East Lawrence street, Central, Monday afternoon. Mr. Rachofsky was driving a light spring wagon loaded with toys which he was taking to his store from Central, it is stated that by fault of the driver of the quartz wagon the two vehicles collided and there was quite a tumble of toys for a minute or so. The Fire Department will give a hall at Fireman’s hall to-morrow evening. Do not oveilook the fact, hut purchase a ticket and attend. You will never miss the price of a ticket which is only £1 for £lO worth of enjoyment. A startling rumor was curr<nt Mon day morning to the ©fleet that one of our popular musicians had mot with a sad accident. Inquiry as to the cause revealed the fact that he had been play ing “On the Banks of the Wabash” and fell in. Last Saturday evening a tribe of Im proved Order of Red Men was installed in this city by Warriors Kleyfus of Denver, Cook and Haggnrt of Silver Plume, assisted by the degree team of Ris ing Sun Tribe No. 2, of Nevadaville. The following are the oflicers installed: Past Sachem, Patsy McNevins; sachem, John O’Meara: keeper of tho wampum, James V.Thompson: secretary. Noil Burroughs: physician, Dr. T. P. Reed. The new tribe has a charter membership of .'l4. After tho installation ceremonies were over a banquet was hold. The visiting warriors from Denver and Silver Plume, who are oflicers of the state great coun cil, left for their homes Sunday. Card of Thanks. Samuel Walters and family, this city, take this method of returning their thanks for the favors and kindnes* be stowed upon them in tho death and burial of their son and hrothor, William R. Walters, especially to the officers and members of tho Sons of St. George. They trust when similarly bereaved that each and every ono will find kind friends. For a Really Handsome Christmas prosent for your wife, mother, sister or best girl, new and beautiful in design, call at Couch's Bazar. A large assortment of Christmas toys and ornaments at Maymon's Postoffice store. Teller House. All rooms heated. Low rates for winter* A Su«•«•••*fill Opwratlon. The many friends of Mr. Daniel P. Lynch were very much pleased upon his return from Denver last week to know that his eyes had been successfully oper ated upon and are in very good condition again, although a little weak yet. Four months ago Mr. Lynch was compelled to go to Denver as one of his eyes had be come totally blind, and the other partly so. and at first it was feared that he never would have the sight of both eyes again. Ho secured the services of Dr. Robert F. LoMondo, a specialist in eye diseasee, whose offices are in the Cslifor nia block, Denver, and who now after a four months' treatment Ins restored the sight of both eyes, much to Mr. Lynch's great rolief and the ple.isura of hia friends. . 1 For Rent. Desirabls office rooms in fine location* Apply to R. Gold mm.