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THE GILPIN OBSERVER.
VOL. XIII. The Observer Mining Department. AN EIGDT-HOUK LAW MAY CLOSE THE MINES. A Victoria, British Columbia, press dispatch appeared in the Denver eve ning Times of January 18 stating that a petition hns been presented to the legis lature from .all the leading mines of West Keotenai, rep-esenting $50,000,000 of capital seeking the repeal of the eight f hour law and declaring it had been pre maturely and improperly introduced and had excluded capital and had de prived mine-owners of working at a profit. Its constitutionality is challen ged and the declaration is made that unless it is repealed or amended it will be necessary to close the mines or cut tho wages. DELEGATES TO INTERNATIONAL MINING CONGRESS. Mayor Johnson, of Denver has ap pointed the following delegates to tho International Mining Congress which convenes at Milwaukee, Wisconsin, June 14th to 19th, 1000. Denver is entitled to five delegates at large and one for each 10,000 inhabitants, a total of twenty-one. They are as follows: D. H. Moffat, John P. Champion. Adolph Zang, John MacMillan, A. E. Reynolds, H. J. Mayhem, P. A. Bailey, Thomas Tonge, John D. Fleming, Thomas L. Darby, Eben Smith, William Byrd Page, Fred Siegel, W. E. Alexander, William F. Kendrick. J. N. Stevens, W. J. Cham berlain, R. E. Goodell, John Mitchell, R. H. Buck, W. S. Seavey. State Sena tor Sam V. Newell will represent Gilpin county at the congress, having been ap pointed some time ago by Governor C. S. Thomas. MAGNETIC ORE CONCENTRATING PROCESS. Dr. J. A. Ogde.i. of Deadwood South Dakota, is the inventor of a magnetic concentrating process by which it is f claimed that the irot) can be mechan ically seperated from the precious met nls and other constituents of pyritic ores, on the same principle as Edison recov ers iron from pulverized rock in his great New Jersey plant. By this sys tom of electro-machanies, ore from sev eral different states is said to have been v successively treated in a plant near Deadwood. In the preparation of ores for concentration by this process they are crushed to 6) to 100 mesh, after which they are subjected to gravimetric treatment to remove a9 much as possi ble of tho gangue matter. The concen trates are them roasted to free them from sulphur and other volatile sub stances, so as to leave tho iron subject to magnetic influence. Afser this treat ment the ore is passed through an elec tro separator to romove the iron, the gold being finally recovered from the concentrated product by chemical treat ment. COLOR ADC SMELTER PRODUCTION FOR !»!»!». The following tabular statement is condensed from the riports of nil tho smeltors, and shows the total of gold, silver, load, copper and zinc produced by them during the calendar year 1899: Gold, ozi UW.7HH.H74.0 $1U.7.*>6,0H) 22 Hilver, oz* 2tt..Vi.1.Hrt2.27 17.<l:i:t.|Utl II l<*ad, IbS 227.1H7.U27.00 07 Conpor. 11)8 15,232,739.00 2,524,113 M Zinc, 11m 4,100,070.00 900,000 80 Tolhl vhlqo nmol ter product* . $ 49,001, 4 |H II LATE REPORT FROM TilE PAY ROCK RECEIVER. Jesso M. Copeland, receiver of tho Pay Rock silver mines (limited), made a re port to Judge Palmer iast Saturday morning in Denver, which the judge np proved, says the Timos. He gave the expenditures for the year ending Sep tember 1, 1893, to have been $11,090.12, and that he now has a balance of $991.97. Tho Timos, commenting on the mines, located at Silver Plume, says the stock of the company was a fuvorile on the local stock oxchnngo in tho early ’9os until the guarantee that the price should not go below 10 cents was withdrawn, when it speedily dropped and passed through many vicissitudes, and was finally reorganized by an English syndi cate. Hundreds of poor people who had invested in Pay K »ck stock on account of tho diaectors' guarantee lost nil their little stock of money hy the withdrawal of tho guurantoe. GAIN AT THE MINT. Saturday’s Rocky Mountain News says that for the week ending last Fri day the Denver branch mint pnid out for gold bars and retorts, only two re fineries contributing, the sum of $395,- 480.02, as com pared with $297, .*141.19 in the woek ending Jnnuary 21, 1899. The gain equals $93,341.83, or 33 per cont. Tho open winter, permitting continuous work nt the mills nnd chemical plants, f accounts lurgely for tho gain. KKTOKTM FROM THE ROHEItT EM MKT. Last Saturday thero was handod W. H. Nicholls, superintendent of the Rob ert Emmett on Maryland mountain, two gold retorts, one of 29 ounces and the other of 'lB ounces aggregating 07 ounces, which were cleaned up from ore milled at the Eagle and Gilpin stamp mills in Black Hawk. The former is of tho slow drop pattern and the latter of the rapid drop pattern. Mr. Keyes of the Gilpin mil l , informs The Observer that tho stamp mill ore is improving in value. GOOD ENOUGH. George Waite who has a tribute pitch in the lower workings of the Perigo mine in Independent district, received 23 ounces in gold per ton for the last lot of smelting iron sold by him. This is nt rate of $460 per ton iu gold values, not mentioning the silver and copper it con tained. NEWS AND NOTES. The tributersin the Running lode at Black Hawk, are making regular ship ments of smelting ore, which is paying them fair wages after deducting the royalty paid the Gowers Syndicate, owners of tho property. The Golden Transcript of Wednesday, January 17, says there is considerable activity in a mining way up Indian gulch. Joseph Carey has had a force doing assessment work on his Soldier Boy lode, and a half dozen Denver par ties are sinking on their claims at a lively rate. Matt Jelink is again in charge of the ground workings of the Cook mine on Bobtail hill having started in on the 12th instant. The new* 100-horse power boiler manu factured by Stroehle & Son at their boiler works in Black Hawk passed through Central last Friday for the California mine. As a gentleman stand ing in front of tho postoffice remarked: “There is no use of sending out of Colo rado for mining machinery.” There are just as good engines, boilers, Cornish and other pumps made in the stato as can be obtained in the east. The Blaine mine at Ouray has closed down. Forty miners await, their pay, the sum of $3,000 being due them. Mayor James V. Thompson, manager of the North Downs Miniug company’s property at Black Hawk, has resumed siuking the main shaft. Through the breaking of the chain attached to tho bail of the ore bucket at the main shaft of the Univorsity-Kansas shaft on Quartz Hill last Thursday morning, a delay was met with in rais ing the usual amount of ore. The stull pieces and other timbers in the shaft were replaced by Friday evening when hoisting was resumed. The Colorado Springs Mining Ex change has increased its membership from 9.1 to 110 at the rate of $2,000 for membership, thus placing $31,000 in its treasury. This swells the treasury fund to about SBO,OOO. The erection of a new building is now in contemplation. Chris Hesselbine, for the Argosy min ing company, has let a contract for sinking the main shaft an additional 50 feet, the present depth being 180 feet. Tho shaft has recently been retimbered from top to l>ottoin, and a shaft build ing erected. Patents to mining claims were leceiv ed in Denver Friday from the general land office in Washington, as follows: Robert L. Martin to mineral land in Russell district, Gilpin county; to C. K. Walker and A. N. White, iu Ohio dis trict, Clear Creek county, to J. T. Phil lips and A. H. Mathews, in Grand Is land district, in Boulder county. Central City parties are leasing on the West Gregory lode north of and parallol with the Cashier lode on the w est side of Packard gulch. They are taking out a fair grade of smelting iron. The old lowa lode on the west of Ex celsior gulch in Lako district is being worked by O’Brien J: Co. of this city. The main shaft on the Horseshoe lode Gregory district has reached a depth of 100 feet, a contract having been tinisaod last w’oek of 50 feet. Levels are to bo driven from that depth. The steam pump on the Queon of the West raised Ned Sunday night by the giving out of the packing and the spring ing of the piston rod. Tho dofects were remedied before the water raised to any great height. Joseph George and his associates les sees of the Elliot mine north of the Buell mine on East Lawrence street this city, last Monday were hoisting stair p mill ore from a depth of about 180 feet. They are sending all their mill ore to tho Ran dolph and Gilpin stamp mills at Black Hawk. The lessees havo had a king seigo of it and its high time they struck pay. A party of Italians, leasing on the Midnight lode claim, south of and ad joining the After Supper lode, have put up a whip for hoisting tho ore nnd waste rock. Tho vein is improving with development. On Monday John Keyes, of the Gilpin i mill, handed Michael Flynn a gold re tort weighing 17 ounces and 7 penny CENTRAL CITY, COLO., THURSDAY, JANUARY 25, 1900. weights, which he cleaned up as the re sult of a run made on four cords of dirt from the Gladstone lode near the old town site of Missouri City. Four tons of tailings for mill concentrates netted $50 per ton. Pretty good dirt these pinching times. It is reported that a large coal find within a few miles of Golden has been made. It is said that the land on which the coal has been found has a cloudy title, and in order to clear this up the owner is trying to keep his name a se cret. The Idaho Springs Gazette says that one of the biggest leuses of the camp has recently been held by Captain Jack Manhire on the Garden mine, which is in big pay. Attorney Thomas Irvin of Idaho Springs is interested in the prop erty. Summit county mines are enjoying a streak of luck from an unusual source says the Denver Mining Reporter. The ores from that county are in great de mand on account of their lead contents. While the smelters refuse to accept ore from Cripple Creek unless it contains two ounces or over in gold, they are in the market for any ore from Summit county that has 20 per cent or over of lead. The largest portion of the ore shipped from there runs from 20 to 60 per cent lead, and it is richer in gold than any galena ore found elsewhere in Colorado. One shipment recently made ran 48 per cent lead, three-quarter ounces gold and ten ouncos silver. As ore of this grade gets a free smelting charge, the miners of Summit have a big fortune before them in this rise in the values of their ores. From present indications it is esti mated that the zinc product of Lead* ville in 1900 will not be less than 20,000 tons, valued at $800,000. The ores are shipped to the zinc works at Viele Mon tague, between France and Germany. The Georgetown Courer says that few people, especially prospective investors, consider us other than a silver camp, but,‘when wo come to analyz.3 the an nual statement of Dewey & Wheeler, ore buyers, for 1899. we find the gold, lead and copper in the ores purchased by this firm amounted to about 86,000 more than the silver. This shows that we are not behind other camps in adapting our selves to new conditions as they arise. The Virginia company operating the ’94 tunnell at Yankee hill havo received air compressors. They will use power drills in continuing development work on the group of veins owned by them and which will bo intersected®by that enterprise. Ryan Sc Co. on the Defiance lode south of and close to the Topeka lode in Rus sell dis trict, have received returns from a shipment of crudo ore to Idaho Springs for concentration. They were very satisfactory to the local pool work ing that vein. They have twelve feet of crevice matter, with a fair sized stroak of smelting ore, at the point where they took out the shipment of oro referred to. Byron S. Lake, of the Barnes mine, Quartz hill, hns temporarily suspended operations, until n now and more power ful plant of machinery can bo secured and installed. It will havo a capacity of attaining a depth of at least 1,000 feet. Its present depth is 550 feet. TheNotaway Gold and Coppor Min ing company, huve the water down in their shaft on tho Aurora mine 400 feet. Their last smelting ore contained values of from $75 to $100 per ton. The Uome-Gardner Mining company, capitalized at $50,000, hns been incor porated by Thomas H. Stephen, Edward Comstock, of Rome, New York, and Rob ert F. Hubbard, Cozonorn, .New York, with an office at Central City, Gilpin county. The C. P. Winne, on Swede hill.oper ated by the Buffalo Mining company, is to receive a plant of machinery, prep arations for tho installing of which are being made. Patents on the lode mining claims known as tho Porphyry Dike, Little Clifton, Black Iron, and Josephine, loca ted in Gilpin county, have been granted to Richard Clements and A. H. Clemg ents, have been granted through tho United States land office in Denver. Baily &. Monnig, of tho State Ore Sampling works at Idaho Springs, havs in view tho installing of a 50 ton concon trntion mill in conection with their other works at that place. Tho concentration of the low grade ores of Clear Creek nnd Gilpin counties now seems to be tho method that is gradually gaining ground with tho mining men who have , mines carrying that class of o.*e, A Fort Collins special to the Denver Evening Post under date of January JKI says fifty-three placer location certifi cates were filed in a bunch at the coun ty clerk's office last Saturday. They I were all from the North Park., Besides i these several bonds and leases have been given on lode claims from that district, which seems to indicate that North park is keeping up with the record already made by tho other mining districts of Larimer county. The Bertha Mining and Milling com pany, operating the Colfax and Bertha lode mioing claims in Pleasant Valley district, have ordered a gasoline engine and hoister which will be placed on the Colfax mine as soon us it arrives. The company is a recent in-corporation. Mining Man** Sudden Deuth. W. A. Ramage, a mining man about 50 years of age, fell dead in his room at tho Overland House, Denver, Sunday night says the Republican. Rumage complained of pains in his chest, and had been sick for several days. About 11 o’clock he began to talk very loudly and the clerk remonstrated. Ramage replied that he was going to dress and go out. A few moments later the clerk looked in again, and found tho man ly ing face down on his bed, dead. Tho police ambulance wa9 called, but the surgeon could do nothing but notify the coroner. A box of morphine pills, with some confectionery and a flask of whis key stood on the chair beside the bed, but the doctor sa>s death was due, not to any drug, Out to heart disease. Ra mage had been in tho house only a few days, and very little wns known of him except that he has a brother in Colora do. A senson would hardly be complete without a visit from your old friend Murray & Mack, who, year after year, navigate across the continent after the good old shekels that always await them here, for they can alwuis bo relied upon to gather in a goodly harvest when they touch our shores. No more popular at rraction visits the west than this well known team of comedians nnd their company, and no funnier play has over been seen here than “Finnigan’a Ball,” 1 which is always improved upon each visit, and which this year will occur at the Opera house, Sunday evening, Jan uary, 28. “Finigan’s Ball is one of those farce comedies when consistency is a , sect nd c n sidtrntion. It does not call , for serious treatment. It is merely a vehicle for laughing purposes only, en tertain with its specialties and pleases I with iti* music. It gives the stars • every oppertunity for the display of » their broadly humorous witticisms, and > the only moments that tranquility reigns in the threatre is when the curtain is , down between the acts. The three acts , are givon up to tho wildest kind of horse play and hurrah fun. One has no time to wonder what it is all about so rapidly do climaxes and situations follow one another. Innumerable specialties are introduced, while the singing num bers are all said to be of a light and swinging kind that is so popular now u-days. The costuming of the female members of thacompany is claimed to be exceed ingly tasty and pretty. The chorus consists of a score of pret ty and shapely girls and the claim is soriouoly made for thorn that th9y enn all sing, Teller Route. Board and rooms and fire at reasonable rates. Mrs. Enid Poland, late with Daniels & Fisher, first-class seamstress and dress maker, will go out by the day. Cottage back of Episcopal church,cast side door. A Life Size I’orl rail. Crayon, I’antvl o Water Color. Free. In order to introduce our excellent work we will mnke to any one sending us a photo a Life Size Portrait Crayon, Pus tel or Water Color portruil free of charge. Small photo promptly returned. Exact likeness nnd highly artistic finish guar anteed. Send your photo at once to C. L. Makkchal Art Co., 318 Elm St., Dallas, Texas. —■ Baldwin. * For Kent. Desirable office rooms in fine location. Apply to E. Goldman. A One lino of stationery just received at Mayiuon'a Central Poetoflice Store. lloine*t«M«l Bread, I’iea and cakes, fresh every day at Jack’s , Place, Main street, Central. Mont Important Good llrcud. Good bread is a moat important thing in your diet. Wo make tho Hweeteat, moat wholesome bread. Tiy it once. ' That is nil we ask. Hail our wagons. O. SCHKKKI.KII, Central nnd Black Hawk. 1 Stylish nnd well fitting footwear. Eiiickmon, Lawrence street, Central. For *ale. 1 A restaurant, cafe, in central portion of this city,doing a good husinnHH. 11l 1 health reason for selling. Apply lit lids office. Teller ILuw, ’ All rooms heated. Low rates for winter. J Everything you need for furnishing a i house at A. L. Anderson's furniture etnr >. PERSONALS. i Miss M. D. Crissman is recognised to | day, as being second to none in the state, as a saleslady. Uer many friends in Gilpin county, will regret to learn that she took her departure last Wed desday for Victor, Teller county where she will continue to sell goods diroct from the Denver Dry Goods Company. During her residence in Gilpin county of three years she has made many friends. The people of the Cripple Creek district will And her a pleasant and accommo dating lady. All orders she receives are filled promptly from the Denver Dry Goods Company’s Denver headquarters. After attending court in this city last week, Hon. J. McD. Livesory, returned to his homo in Denver on Saturday. Thomas H. Potter, president of the Rocky Mountain Naiional bank, this city, returned Friday morning from a business trip to New York and other leading eastern cities. While away he called on Senators Henry M. Teller and Ed O. Wolcatt, as also Congressmen Bell and Shraforth. W illiara—“Paddy”—Daley returned from Cripple Creek Friday evening, where he has been working at mining since leaving Central. “Paddy” will remain in Central during tho winter. Rev. A. A. Fries, head of the Orphans’ Home in Pueblo, was a caller at this office last Thursday afternoon. He spent several days last week hero soliciting funds for that institution, which has forty-three inmates, although instituted in 1899. The work is one that appeals to tho sympathies of the charitable. He met with quite a generous response while in Gilpin county. Mrs. Eilza A. Gardner, grand chief of the Order of Rithbone Sisters of the state, of Boulder, arrived last Safhrday and conducted installation ceremonies of the newly elected officers of Colunthe Temple, which took place that evening at Workmen’s hall, this city. C. A. Lainmers, Arnold Bloedt, P. J. Friedrick, all of Denver, were shown around tho city last Thursday by Alder ronn Daniel Fuelscher, whose guests they wore while here. 1 John Foster, chief clsrk to Samuel Newhouso, has gone to New York at the 1 call of Mr. Newhouse, who is now rc -1 covering from a serious illness. Boulder Herald January 11: Will P. Fisher, formerly of the Golden Rule Store, loft for Springfield, Mo., Thurs day afternoon. Mr. Fisher’s departure was caused by his health, He hated to leave Boulder and Boulder people hated to see him leave. Wherever he may be he will have the bost wishes of those whoever dealt with him. W. G. Fisher, of the Donvor Evening Times put in nu appearance Monday noon, and remained hero looking after tho interests of the Times several days. Hon. John C. McShane came up on Monday from his fruit farm near Arva da. He remained here through the week. Prosecuting Attorney Regonnitter, of Idaho Springs, was in attendance at tho opening nf Judge Do Franco’s court last Monday afternoon, which convened pursuance to adjournment from Satur day afternoon. Tho Misses Cora, Ruth and Myrtle Bull, loft Central last Monday morning for Bennett, Nebraska. After a week’s visit with relatives in that pluco they go to Collins, New York, their futnro home. The host of wishes from their many friends and acquaintances in these hill tops will go out to tho orphan children in their new homo in the Excelsior state. Captain Nato J. Pomeroy, an old Mis sissippi river steamboatman, connected with tho Galena & Minnesota Packet company, arrived Monday evening and will remain here several weeks looking around the mines, stamp mills and sampling works. Mrs. James Faulkner loft last Thurs day for Denver, where she was summon ed on account of tho failiug health of her father. Rocky Mountain Nows: Mrs. Mary F. Boring, mother of Mrs. Helen L. Gren fell, state superintendent of public in struction, who is ill at Lougiuont, is somewhat better, but her friends do not anticipate a complete recovery because of hor years. Mr. Thomas Irvine, of Idaho Springs, was a visitor to Central on Monday The Garden mine in which he is interested, at tho head of Gilson gulch, Idaho district, was visited by him on his way over. Emmett E. England, teacher of the mandolin and guitar, late of Denver, is in tho city, to remain. He will give les sons on those instruments. Hu comes to Central highly recomended and will be found an afTable gentleman. The Neef Bros. Wiener Maerzen Beer ia bottled expreeely for family uae, it h recommended by Denver leading phy aidant. Poultry Freah from Kanaaa, at the Mueller finmmlulnn Pnmnunw'o ■loro NO. 42. GILPIN COUNTY PIONEERS Meet Pursunnt to Adjournment and Elect Officers for 11)00. Pursuant to adjournment from Thurs day evening, January 11, 1900, the Gil pin County Pioneers’ Association met at the council room in Central City oq Saturday afternoon, January 20, at 2 o’clock. The meeting was called to order by Joseph S. Beaman, president. The following members were present: Alexander Taylor, P. B. Wright, Black Hawk; E. S. Perrin, E. L. Moody, Jos. Shinnetnan, Russell Gulch; John W. Cannon, Jacob Tascher, Mrs. Jacob Tascher, Ncvadaville; Thomas Hooper, Eureka S. Holmes, Oscar L. Peers, John Glockson, L. P. Arrighi, Chase Withrow, Joseph S. Beaman, Jesse P. Waterman, Central City. The annual report of the secretary, showing that the following named pioneers pnd wives of pioneers had. en tered re3t since tho last annual meeting was held Saturday afternoon, January 21, 1899: David C. Collier, A. E. Good fellow, George A. James,Samuel H. MeU lor, A. W. Tucker, L. H. Wolcott, B. P. Haman, John F.Hall, Mrs. Ignass Gundy, Mrs. G. 11. Bull, was read, received and placed on file. The annual report of Hon. John C« McShane. treasurer of the association, was read. It showed that during the year 1899 thero had been disbursed $<57.73, leaving a balance of $31<5.40 remaining iq the treasury. The report was received and placed on file. The secretary reported that he had re ceived biographical sketches from Noah S. Alleb&ugh, William R. Backus, P. B. Wright, H. Jacob Kruse, John Glockson, Oscar L. Peers, Lewis C. Snyder, Jacob Tascher and Hugh A. Campbell; also photograph of Charles Walker and Sam Bowman. Tho question of the dedication of the court houso by a ball and b.inquet was discussed at length, and, on motion, it was decided to do so, the date to be an nounced as soon as the structure was turned over to the county and their acceptance of the same. A statement was made by Mr. Withrow that the Ladies' Aid Socioty of the Pres byterian church would like to give the supper. The matter, after discussion, was left with the committee of arrange .m9nts. f . President J. S. Beaman mentioned that he attended the Pionoer Ladies’Aid Society banquet held in in Denver last, month, an invitation having bsen ex tended the officers and members of tho Gilpin County Pioneers’ Association tQ attend. On motion a committee of three was appointed as a committee of arrange ments on hall and banquet, the president o' the association to he chairman. Tho chair appointed Chase Withrow and Thomas Hooper to act with him, said committee to have power to appoint all sub committees. The question of the price of tickets to the ball and banquet war brought up and dscussed. The matter was left with the committee. Tho secretary road communications from tho following nnmod brother pionoers in Denver, replying to ao in vitation extended them by the executive committee to attend the dedicatory hall and banquet to he given in honor of tho completion of the new county building: Genoral Frank Hall, Alvin Marsh and Alonzo G. Rhodes. Tho letters were ordered plncsd on Hie. Tho mooting proceeded to tho tdec tion of officers for the year 1900. which resulted as follows: Josoph 8. Beaman, president; Josse P. Waterman, secre tary: Hon. John C. McShane. treasurer; rio presidents, John Sparks of Nevada ville, E. S. Perrin of Russel! Gulch, P, B. Wright of Black Hawk. The president olect announced Chase Withrow, of Central City, chairman, A. H. Whitford, of Black Hawk, and Rob ort Coombs, of Nevadaville, as the ex* ecutivo committee for tho year 1900. On motion the meeting ndjourned to meet at the council room on Saturday afternoon. January 27, at 2 o'clock. Murray A: Mack will present their very successful farce comedy “Finigan'a Ball" at tho Opera house, Sunday eve ning, January 28. As its title implies, “Finigan'a Ball” is somewhat of nn Irish comedy having for its central figurea two very funny Irish men who nro con stantly at odds with ono another, mak ing fun fast and furious through throe ac.s of much mirth and melody, fro quently spiced with entertaining spec inltiea. “Finnignn’ Ball” is no stranger in our midst. Murray & Mack have presented it several times upou their tours, always with pronounced success. It is one of the best farces that has ever servod to introduce the talent of these comedians and their always good company. This year they bring to the Const the largost and host company evar in ther support, with complete scenic equipment and some exquisite costumes, in which a handsome ar.d shapely chorus ia said to look decidedly at tractive. * w .l A P fa