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THE GILPIN OBSERVER.
VOL. XIII. The Observer Mining Department. DENVER’S NEW SHELTER. Friday’s Rocky Mountain News says H. H. Joralmon returned yesterday from Now York, where ho spent several weeks conferring.with capitalists who are 1* torested in properties of Denver and Colorado. Several important financial developments were practically closed and an advance was made toward the com pletion of negotiations for the new Den ver smelter, of which Mr. Joralmon will be one of the promoters. TOE RICH ISA It ELEA ORE. The Denver Republican of last Satur day saj s that the exact figures of 127 tons of ore from the Isabella mine at Cripple Creek, made about two weeks ago, were $210,500, or nearly $1,813 per ton. This is said to be the most valuable shipment | of equal size ever made from the district. The company made another largo ship ment to the Grant smelter Thursday, but the rich ore is now mixed with lower grade ore, reducing the average to about 20 ounce gold ore, or 8400 per ton ore. MINERS CANNOT HE BANKRUPT. * In the United States circuit court Judge Moses Hallett last Thursday made an important ruling when he discharged Frederick G. Norman and Benjamin A. Smith, of Crede,*on the grounds that, being a partnership organized for min ing purposes, their case does not come within the provisions of the bankrupt act. “F. Norman & Co.” was the firm name under which the parties filed a voluntary petition in bankruptcy. Judge Hcllett gives as a reason for discharging them that there is no provision in the j act covering the cases of bankrupt min- \ ing companies. CLEAR CREEK COUNTY'S PRODUC TION. The Idaho Springs Mining Gazette gives the following as the mineral output for the year 1899: Gold $ 1,892,0*7 Silver i,i:*7,n5u Lead 230.U6D Copper 82,120 Total § 3,042,177 No estimate is giveu of zinc and iron, neutral bases. The estimate placed on the ore shipped to the various con centrating works from Gilpin county is 500 tons, giving it a valuation of $25,000. The tonnage of the county is placed at 131,324. In dividends it is claimed to have footed up a total of $1,000,000. The realization from sales of mines is as fol lows: Idaho SpringH $ 1,727),000 Empire* 4U0.U00 Yankee* Hill *K»,uuu Georgetown 1U1.U0U Dumont 45,000 J.a\VHou 30,000 Total S 3.101,000 The figures were furnished by the Denver Republican correspondent, R. C. Bonney. COLORADO GOLD PRODUCTION I Ah Ktttiinaled by Three of the Leuiliiif; Denver DullleH. Tho following table represents the estimates of the gold production of Colo rado for tho year just closed, 1899: Ti mes 835,081,510 Republican : 5.3,000,000 News 31,329,050 The annual review of the first named journal gave the statistics in a very con cise form in its issue of December 31, the Republican and News publishing their statistics Monday morning, January 1, 1900. Tho estimates of tho Times, while being very concise, are very conservative. Of the gold product Gilpin county is ac credited with contributing 82,803,513. LULL AIIY GROUP OF MINES. Dr. Williams, New York, accompanied by Mr. Mountain, who purchased the Lullaby group of mines, are in the city. The latter has paid for tho property, which is situated at the old Twelve Mile diggings west of Apex, Pino district, and is preparing the foundation preliminary to the erection of a shaft building and placement of u plant of machinery. GOLD PRODUCTION OF CALIFORNIA. An Associated Press dispatch to tho Denver Evening Times from San Fran cisco under date of Jununry 1, 1900, says: "Frank A. Loach, superintendent, and Charles G. Yale, statistician, of tho United States mint, have prepared a pre liminary statement, based on receipts of the mint and other bullion depositories on this coast, which show that California produced in 1899 gold to tho nmount of 815,(XX),000, and silver to 8030,000. Tho increase of last year is 8501,100 in gold and 8220,000 in silver. "An estimate by tho same ofllcials of the output of Alaskan mines during 1099 shows that the territory has doubled its gold product over tho previous year. Tho record for 1899 is: Gold, $1,917,921, and si Ivor, 882,080, us compared with an output of gold of 82,517,121, and of silver of 849,152 in 1898. This shows an in crease for the year of (2,400,700 in gold and $>'13,720 silver,or a total of $2,131,428. It should bo stated that the returns of tho United States assay oflloe at Seattle are included in this statement, as well as tho United States mint and private do positories. "Tho Klondike output for tho year is; Gold, $16,110,129; silver, $114,617. In the year 1998 tho gold yield was $11,038,478, and silver, $80,498, so an increase of Klondike gold is shown of 85,072,651, and of silver 834,129, the total increase being 85,105,770. The Klondike annual gold yield thus for the llrst time eclipses that of California by about $1,000,000.” It will be seen that the statement is based on receipts at the mint and other depositories. GREAT SMELTER OUTPUT. The total output of the local Omaha & Grant smelters in its four principal metals is as follows. The statement was made up in Omaha: G<»1<1. 302,915 ouii'ph $ 6,281.878 15 Silver, I - :. 722,000 ounce's * H, 101.090 00 C 'upper, 5.000.000 pounds K25.UOO 00 Lead, 101,752,000 pouuus 4,324,460 00 Total value $ 19,575,923 15 In addition the smelter produced 2,480 tons of blue stone and 3,003 tone of anti mony metal. NEWS AND NOTES. Mr. J. B. Phillips, of the Calumet Min ing company, reports having opened up in tho 300-foot level of the Wautauga mine, Russell district, a crevice of twelve feet bet.veen walls. The Red Cliff, Eagle county, Blade gives the total output of the Battle Mountain mines at that place for 1899 at 4,281 tons. Tho Mount of the Holy Cross mines which are in that county, being tributary to Leadville, the ore is shipped to that point. Lay aside all bickerings and jealousies | and begin the new year aright, so that jail may work together with one mind so that all may work together with one | mind for the common good of the mining j and milling interests of Golden Gilpin. ■ The shaft house of the Eldora Mining [ and Tunueling company, which burned J down on the night of December 23, is to be rebuilt. The machinery injured by the fire will be replaced. A new 100 horse power boiler was taken from the Black Hawk depot last Sunday to the West Topeka shaft in Russell district. The machinery of the new company is now on the ground. Golden Globe: Mr. Cary, proprietor of the Dream lode, up Indian gulch, has re turned from an absence of several months east, and says he intends to pros pect his propnrty at once. His faith in the gold down in the bowels of the mountain on his claim is strong. Every body hopes that Cary will find his wildest hopes realized, and the sooner the better. Mr. Sternberger, of the Pennsylvania Tunnel and Mining company, has re sumed drifting on the four veins struck some time ago. The results are better than he anticipated. In one of tho veins drifted upon a fine body of mineral is being opened up. The company are doing their work with power drills, hav ing air compressors near to the entrance of the tunnel, which is situated in York district, Clear Creek county. The Boulder Tribune of December 29, 1899, says that M. D. Morris has punc tured the coal underlying Wilson E. Davis’ ranch, six miles east of that place, at a depth of 109 and 140 feet, respect ively. The cap-rock overlying the coal was so hard that it took tin* drillers one whole day to boro through it. This will give the mine one of the finest roofs in the state, and will savo thousands of dollars in timbering. This will give Boulder a cheaper supply of fuel. Idaho Springs Mining Gazette: The New house tunnel, which laid idle for a long time, was started up again Octo ber 2 with Samuel J. Newhouso as man aging director. Since October 2 tho tun nel has been run between 500 and 6(19 feet averaging, with one shift, from 5 to 6 feet per day. Twenty men are em ployed. The double track of heavy rails has been completed to the breast, mid the uir pipes and blowers that have been put in place since work was resumed koep tho tunnel perfectly free from bad air, powder smoke or poisonous gases. Tho tunnel company will payout $40,(XX) per year for labor and supplies. Mr. Newhouso deserves great credit for his pluck in reviving this great enterprise. Hon. S. I. Loruh, of Denver, has tiled for record minoral Survey No. 22,759, (intent No. 3,984, to the Idris und S.8. M. lode mining claims in Vermillion district. Hon. Willard Teller on Monday ap peared in the court of appeals at Den od an appeal from the lower court which decided that tho iiens of other parties in the Slide lode mining suit wore prior to those of Mr. Teller, from which decision he appealed. The mine is situated in Boulder county. Teller IIoiim*. All rooms heated. Low rates for winter. Worthy of CuiiNhlei-Mtlon, Our system, is one that enables us to make low prices to our customers and always give them fresh goods two things worthy of your consideration. Philipps *fc Ear.i, Lawrence street, Control City. CENTRAL CITY, COLO., THURSDAY, JANUARY 4, 1900. PERSONALS. Mrs. LI. P. Davies and little daughter Edwyua returned to Denver on Mojday, after a ten days’ visit with the doctor, relatives and friends in this city. H. A. Hoffman, vice-president and treasurer of tho Kansas-Burroughs Con solidated Mining company, was up this week from Denver. Ed L. Harris returned from Denver Tuesday evening. He was accompanied by petite Aimeo Bristol, who has been visitiug his family in that city. Hugo Kruse, wife and little son Victor returned from Denver Tuesday evening, where they spent the New Year with Grandpa and Grandma Kruse. W. H. Nicholls, of tho Robert Emmet mine, and Abe Rachofsky, manager of tho New York store, were among others coming up from Denver Tuesday even ing. Mrs. Harry Ilaraor and child returned from Denver Tuesday. J. F. Vivian, formerly connected with tho state insurance commissioners in Denver, now a flourishing merchant at Golden, accompanied by J. S. Wells, county clerk and recorder-elect of Jeffer son county were visitors here Tuesday, coming up from Golden on the morning train. They were shown around thiscity and Black Hawk by R. W. Lichtenheld, their former townsman. Both returned on the afternoon train to the future Lowell of the west. W. F. Orahood left for Denver Friday afternoon, where ho will reside. He will have oflice room with Teller & Orahood. George Philipps ,son of Mr. Charles Philipps and wife, this city, who is a student at Jesuit College, near Denver, returned Monday, after spending his holiday vacation with his parents. Mrs. James Bradley, who spent Christ mas with her sister, Mrs. Nate A. Sears, this city, returned to her home near Berthoud on Sunday. H. L. Morris, one of the former owners of the Rialto mine, and at one time gen eral manager of tho same, was a guest at tho Teller last Friday and Saturday. He is now a resident of Denver. Dr. Henry Paul come up from Denver Saturday morning. He was accompa nied by his eldest son, Harry. Mrs. Sadie Alexander (nee Costello) has returned to her homo in Cripple Creek after spending the holidays with her mother in this city. Mrs. M. Varnell and little daughter Beryl, of Chicago, are in the city, tho guests of Grandpa and Grandma Robert L. Martin, having rooms at tho Teller. Miss Murtha Hawley, ofter spending the holidays with her sisters, Mrs. G. W. Perry and Mrs. Charles Wiley, in this city, returned home to Denver Monday afternoon. Anton SoshuU, after a tussle with pneumonia, has so far convalesced as to pormit him to visit Denver, leaving here on Sunday. He will remain there and recuperate. Mr. Morgan McCann returned to Den ver Tuesday morning, and will assume his studies at the Emerson school in that city. Mrs. M. M. liichnrds and son, of Ape*, left Tuesday morning by stage for their home, having returned from Denver. Esquire Peter Peterson, of Gilpin, was attending to business matters at tho county sent Tuesday. Ho was accompa nied by Mr. Scott of tho same place. Tho latter has bten compelled to cIobc down tho Douglaos stnmp mill at Wide Awake, owing to tho scarcity of water. Hon. John C. McShnne came up frdm his ranch near Arvada Tuesday morning, and will remain here until Saturday. John Best returned from DonverTues day morning. District Prosecuting Attorney E. L. Regongitter was over from Idaho Springs on Monday morning attending to business poforo tho district court, which convened at 1:30 p. in. that day. Robert Uarris, Jr., of Denvor, was a visitor to Central the first of tho week. State Senator Sam V. Newell has been appointed by Governor Thomas as dele gate to tho mining congress which holds its annual sossion in Milwaukee, Wis consin, in Juno, 1933. A good selection of a representative mining and mill man. Mr. C. C. Wright,publisher of the late Gilpin County Republican, this city, loft on Friday last for Lake City, Colo rado, where ho will locate. Thk Oumkk vkii wishes him abundant success wherever ho may go. Chris is a hale fellow well mot. Ho was accompanied by Ids wifo and children. Mrs. Emma A. Marlow and son Merle, and her mother, Mrs. Paulina Putnam, loft Central for Spokane, Washington, last Saturday, where they will remain sonio length of time. Their removal from hero is owing to tho continued ill health of Merle and on the advice of his physi cian. Mrs. Marlow will bo missed in this city, especially by the congregation and Sunday school of St. James M. E. church, with which she has been con nected since girlhood. It is the sincere hope of her many friends that the change will prove beneficial to Master Merle, and that she will again become a resi dent of Central City. Mrs. Jeannette Caffaretta left for Den ver Tuesday on a short visit with rela tives. Frank C. Young of the Gunnell, is back from Denver, returning last even ing. Mrs. Enid Poland, late with Daniels & Fisher, first-class seamstress and dress maker, will go out by the day. Cottage back of Episcopal church, east side door. Accident to Louis Olsen. Louis Olsen last Friday night after coming out of the lunch room below the blacksmith shop of J. 11. McCarthy on Lawrence street, slipped and fell down thGstairway leading to the laundry un derneath Bacharach block. He sustained a fracture of the right arm at the wrist and elbow joints. He was taken home where Dr. Asquith set the fractures, which caused him considerable pain at first. Ho is now getting along nicely. The Idaho Springs Gazette ahnounces the death of Mrs. Ursula Nickerson at Lakewood, Colo. She was 73 years of age. She was a daughter of Mr. Kelso who ran a house on Quartz Hill in 1861. The funeral occurred on Thursday last at Idaho Springs services being held at tho residence of Mrs. Noxon. New Money Order Rule. For the purpose of facilitating the money order business the postofilce de partment proposes to print money order application blanks, and has notified the Denver department that it will go into effect Monday, Jan. 1. In these blanks tho names of the firms or private individuals who do a large money order business will ho printed by the department free of charge. Many orders are delayed every v eek bocause of misspelling or tho inolligibil ity of names, and if advantage is taken of tho department’s offer, tho nuisance of correcting these mistakes will bo ob viated and will do away with much an noyance to tho firms on account of care- Vssness in mispelling. Requisition for Iho printing of these blanks should be made through the local postoffice. Born. In Lnkc gulch, Gilpin county, Colorado, January 1, 1900, to the wife of Anton Bonitti, a son. The young heir arrived in time to say a Happy Now Year. He pulls tho beam at 10 pounds reports Dr. Moore. Died. In Contral City, Colorado, December 30, 1899, of consumption, Henry Arnold, in tho 16th year of his age. Deceased arrived hero on Sunday, De cember 24, from his homo in the province of Quebec, Canada, on a visit to his sis ter, Mrs. Joseph Deunis. The funeral occurred Tuesday afternoon. Great Organist Coming. Dr. Minor C. Baldwin, of Now York city, who was the solo organist at tho World’s Fair, Chicago, and also at the Trans-Mississippi Exposition at Omaha, will pass through Colorado early in January on his way to tho Pacific to give series or organ recitals. A contract whs entered into last woek which will guarantee Dr. Baldwin’s appearance in Contral on his way west. Dr. Bowden is now filling an engagement at Chickering Hall, New York city, and cannot give a positive date, but due announcement will bo mado by this paper. Everything in house furnishings at A. L. Anderson’s. Teller ll iiiihi*. All rooms heated. Low rates for winter. For Sale. Household furniture. Apply at the residence of Mrs. Rickard Rowe, near school building, on First East High street, this city. Most Important—Good Bread. Good bread is a most important thing in your diet. Wo make the sweetest, most wholesome bread. Tiy it once. Thut is all wo ask. Hail our wagons. O. SciiKKKI.KU, Contral and Black Hawk. To Delinquents. Having Hold out luy hlncksmith, wagon and carriage business in this city to J. H. McCarthy, nil pontons indebted to me nrc requested to make immediate pay ment in order that I can pay my own lia bilitics. Jorki'H Rrtallack, Central City, Colo., Dec. 21, lHlffi. Saturday's Golden Globe chronicles the marriage of Oeorgo Terrill of Lnfay ette, and Mian Lottie Seeley of Coal Creek, Dec. 25. Baldwin. I’oultrjr Prtili Direct from Kansas, at the Mueller Commission company's store. BLACK HAWK. The new mill building of the Denver &. Boston Mining and Milling company is beginning to assume proportions. Peter McFarlane, of the Black Hawk foundry returned from Idaho Springs Tuesday. While there he arranged to make many improvements to the Reu shaw mill and concentration works. Osgood Blake, the gentlemanly clerk at Robins & Scheer’s grocery store, is re covering from a severe attack of append icitis. Drs. Richmond and Reed have been attending him, and ho is now con sidered past the critical period without the necessity of psrforming an opera tion. M. P. Dalton and Frank Came were j up from Denver on Tuesday, looking after their mining and milling interests here. John C. Martin has The Pharmacy in terior greatly improved through a thor ough cleansing. It now presents a much more creditable appearance. It is as tonishing what soap and water, with a proper amount of elbow grease, will ac complish. Mr. Thompson has taken the carpenter shop opposite the mouth of the Bobtail tunnel, which was formerly conducted by Alderman Buckner. The latter is now located at Hayden, Routt county. The Gilpin 50-stamp slow drop mill starts out the new year with plenty of custom ore. W. J. Lewis, of the Hidden Treasure stamp mill, received injuries or the head and breast by being thrown out of his buggy in driving over a rocky portion of the road near that mill Tuesday after noon. He was put in the buggy by the mill employes and taken to his residence in Central City by Mr. Stanstleld, of Russell Gulch, who witnessed the acci dent. The breast injuries were sustained by the horse stepping on him with one of his fore feet. Julius G. Klein and wife, of the Gilpin hotel, left on Tuesday morning’s train, returning on the evening train. The officers elect of Black Hawk Lodge No. 4, Knights of Pythias, this city, were publicly installed at K. of P. hall last evening. There was a large attendance of the members, visitors from sister lodges, and the Rathbone sisters of Cen tral. After the installation services were over a banquet was served, there being nearly 200 persons who partook of the spread. This lodge is a strong one, num bering 00, and are in an excellent finan cial condition, owning their own build ing. Saturday night some unknown person or persons pried up the window on the cast side of the main office at the depot of the Colorado it Southern railroad, this city. After effecting an entrance they secured no booty, there being only a few copper cents in the cash drawer. At 2 o’clock Sunday morning Mrs. B. Kelley, of the Palace restaurant on Gregory street, was awakened by someone trying to open the door in the rear of those premises, She went to the door when the three men, one a short, stubby built person, the others tall and slim built, who had made the attempt to open the door, made a break for the street anil disappeared. They secured no booty. Michael Sullivan, who for the past four years has served the city as deputy city marshal, resigned last Tuesday even ing. Mr. Sullivan will engage in mining either here or at Lendville. Henry Bolthoff, whom firm has the contract for furnishing the stamps, tallies, engine and other machinery for the new 80-stamp mill of the Denver A Boston compuny, was up from Denver Tuesday, looking around to ascertain what progress was being made with the new building. Mr. and Mrs. T. A. Hurlhut last Fri day, December 29, 1899, celebrated the the 01st anniversary of the beginning of thoir married life ut their residence in Denver,. Both are former residents of Black Hawk, residing here in the early sixties. They are the grandparents of W. F. Orahood, of Central City. The aged couple will ho pleasantly remem bered by nil of the old time citizens of Black Hawk. Idaho Springs News: The rooms of Mr. and Mrs. O. W. Lowell wore filled with a happy company on Friday even ing. The ovoning was devoted to cards, seven tables being filled. Very nice re freshments were served nt the close of the games. The prizes were handsome. Mrs. F. A. Moss carried off the first prize for ladies, a perfume atomizer. To Mr. G. K. Kimball was awarded the gentle men's first prize, a hand-painted cup and snucor. Stylish nnd well fitting footwonr. Erickson, Lawrence street, Central. Fine watch repairing at the Mineral Palace. Funeral designs of every description cut flowers for parties, balls, or wedding bouquets, nnd tlowors of every descrip tion for garden or house, furnishod by Cockburn, the florist. NO. 39. THE NEW YEAR. How It Wan Observed l»y the Citizen* of Central. High mass was said at St Mary’s Church of the Assumption last Sunday i at midnight, Rev. Desaulniers officiating The services were attended by a large number of the regular communicants as well as by citizens in general. Watch services were held at St. James M. E. church, and were well attended. The Rocky Mountain Turnverein gave a social dance, all attending dancing tho old year out and the new year in. Socially speaking the event of the sea son was the first annual ball of Mache beuf Commandery No. 73, Knights St. John, which wore held at Armory hall. This event ns previously predicted was largely attended, over 100 couple being in the grand march, and nearly that many more coming in later, all of whom will ever pleasantly remember this event. The Opera House orchestra furnished the music which was excellent. The committees are to bo congratulated on the success of the affair. Dancing was kept up until 3 o’clock Tuesday morning when all went home after having spent a most pleasant evening. Public Installation. Central City Camp No. 505, Woodmen of the World, will hold public installa tion at their hall on Lawrence street on Thursday evening, January 11, at which the following program will be given: Opening Address Consul Commander G. W. Schneider Song Miss Rachael Bovier Installation of officers. Song Mrs. Murley Southern Melody Banjo Accompani ment Mrs. Prina Selection Wilbur Rule, Will iam Dennis and Miss Lizzie Dennis Refreshments Song H. Dennis Selection Mandolin Club Song Mrs. Murley Southern Melody—Banjo Accompani ment Mrs. Prinn Closing Address Neighbor Schaffer This Thursday evening an entertain ment and dance will bo given nt Armory hall, for the benefit of Woodcraft. Charged With Theft. Last evening's Denver Times says: “Ike Gribble and Henry Bronn, saloon - men of Central City, were arrested by the detectives yesterday by request of the marshal of Central City. They are chnrged with the theft of a faro bank roll of S2OO from John Hurl’s saloon. The men were on thoir way to Portland when arrested at the Union depot. Ferdinand Ebert, a pioneer ranchman and cattleman of Boulder county, died nt Magnolia Inst Tuesday at 10 o’clock a. m, aged 70 years.. He leaves a large family of grown children. His remains were taken to Denver for burial. 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A fine lino of stationery just received ut Mnymon’s Central Postoffice Store. lloinoktoHd Itreud, Pies and cakes, fresh every day at Jock’& Place, Main street, Central. Don't Fmil To visit the Mineral Palace. WANTED in every town u local repre sentative, lady or gentlemnn. Easy wrrg good pay. No cupitul required. Pay ment every week. Address for particu lars, (’. L. Mar ecu At. Art Co., 318 Elm St., Dallas, Texas. Poultry Fresh from Ksmsns, at the Mueller Commission Company's store. Central City Commandery No. 2, K. T. The following are the new officers elected and duly installed of this com umndery for the year 1900: E. C., G«»orge W. Mabee: G.,' Abraham At-hhaugh; C. (*., William J. Lewis; P.. Newton D. Owen; treasurer, Edward W. Davis: re corder, Perry G. Klein; S. \V., Clayton W. Bush; J. W., Robert N. Lewis; war den, Flor Asbbaugh: St. B. John Swd. 8., John Hooper; ('. of G., William Harvey. Erickson's $3 shoes are the best. The Neef Bros. 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