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The Observer Mining Department.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
carries freo gold. It is free milling and
characteristic of the ore taken out by
the discovery of the vein, Jack Richard
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
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.
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
■ ■ '■
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
Charles Thompson, of Yankee, came in
i on Friday mornings train, taking the
1 afternoon train for Denver. He roturned
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
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
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.
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
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
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,
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.
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
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
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
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
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.

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