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THE GILPIN OBSERVER.
YOL. XIII. The Observer Mining Department. TWO FEET OF SMELTING ORE. The After Supper Leasing company, a home pool, in sinking the main shaft on the After Supper lode, in the rear of the Black Hawk foundry, cut into quite a streak of smelting ore, which has opened out into two feet of mineral iu extending the east 180-foot level. When the ore was first struck an assay obtained gave very satisfactory values, which has in creased since it opened out as above stated. There is quite an amount of stamp mill ore alongside the mineral. About five cords of this class of pay is on the dump awaiting shipment to the stamp mill. Heretofore the ore was sent to the sampling works in Black Hawk, none ever having been treated under stamps by the present company. MINE ANI) MILL TO RESUME. R. St.John Cleary, of Denver, to whom a deed was given last week of the Brook lyn mine and machinery, as also the mill of 10stamp cnpacity, tables, etc., there unto belonging, on North Clear creek, known formoily as the Golden Fleece mill, are both to resume work. Professor C. E. Linderman, of Denver, will have charge of the mine and mill for the Buffalo, New York, parties, who have be come interested. McFarlano & Co., millwrights and contractors, will put the machinery at the mill and mine in order for work. The Brooklyn mine has been idlo for several years owing to legal com plications, which have been satisfactorily settled. INDIGNATION I X PRESSED. There is considerable indignation be ing expressed among the mining and mine owners over the ruling of the gen eral land office which went into effect on the loth of October last, requiring £oli0 worth of work to be performed upon each claim of a group conditional to a patent, and the indignation is wide spread. It is the radical change which is complained of, us it incurs a large out Jay of money. Another cause of indig nation is the distinction made between tunnel and shaft claims, which is unjust and unreasonable, and which will cause cruel hardship to many of the locators who have been doing all their assess ment work heretofore through one shaft. VICTORIA GOVERNMENT PURCHASES A CYANIDE PATENT. The validity of the Me Arthur-Forrest cyanide patent has been n source of much litigation and negotiation in vari ous parts of the world. The latest news on tho subject is that the government of Victoria, in Australia, has purchased the patent rights in the colony for tho sum of £'20,000,allowing the owning company ty retain all royalties up to date. The New York Engineering and Mining jour nal says tlm amicable arrangement puts an end to all litigation, which have been expensive to all parties. Tho present minister of mines, Mr. Outtram, has made a better bargain than that pro posed by his predecessor, who was will ing to pay £31,000. TO HAVE A NEW PLANT. \V. II. Knowles, of the Crown Point- Virginia mine, has placed an order for a 12x10 geared hoistor or 00 horse power for that property, lie has commenced shipping dump matter to tho Wilkie mill at Idaho Springs, which his com pany purchased some weeks ago. and which has been changed from a slow drop to a rapid drop mill. Richard Drew 1ms tho contract for transporting the ore from the mine to tho mill, and has removed from this city to Idaho Springs for that purpose, ORE Nil I PM ENTN. For tho second week in March the total number of cars of ore concentrates shipped from Black Ilnwk was 56 cars, representing 1.U35 tons. TO PAV INDIANS MINE HOYALTV. Delegate Wilson, of Arizona, last Thursday introduced a bill in the house of representatives at Washington pro viding for opening and developing min eral lands within the San Carlos, White Mountain and Hualapia Indian reserva tions in Arizona. These lauds, reputed rich in gold and silver, lire not utilized by the Indians, who show no disposition to operate them and who interpose no objection to their development by others. The bill provides for the payment of 5 percent, royalty upon tho net profits of mines, the sums so obtained to be de voted to the benefit of the Indians. I.IIIERAI, CONSTRICTION GIVEN. The supremo court of Utah in the case of the Farmington Gold Mining company vs. Hhyiunoy Gold and Copper company gave the following liberal con struction of ths mining law: The court held that when a mining location was made in good faith the locator should not be held to u strict technical compli ance with the law in respect to his loca tion notice, and, if by any reasonable construction in view of the surrounding circumstances, the language employed in tho description will impart notice to subsequent locators, it is sufficient. For such statute should be construed with liberality, .and the sufficiency of the loca tion with reference to natural abjects or permanent monuments is only a question of fact, whether a mining claim is “dis tinctly” marked on the ground so that its boundaries can be easily traced, within the meaning of tho law, is a ques tion of fact to be determined from proof, and the manner of making is not re quired to be stated in the location. REVERTED To ORIGINAL OWNERS. The East Whiting mine on Gunnell hill, this city, which was purchased by Sam W. Miller, of Chicago, and worked by him after the purchase until a few months ago, was sold last Tuesday by Sheriff Thomas Cody, under a decree of foreclosure, to W. J. Barker, of Denver, for 89,137.33, being the amount of princi pal and costs of sale. Tho property was bid in by General Alvin Marsh, attorney for Mr. Barker. The property adjoins the West Whiting, now being worked by the Gunnell Gold Mining and Milling company. SALE OF THE MAN LEV M I* K. CLEAR CREEK COUNTY. Negotiations for the purchase of the Stanley mine, above Idaho Springs. Clear Creek county, owned by the Stan ley Consolidated Mining company, were concluded lost Thursday in Denver. The purchasers are a syndicate of Montreal. Canada, capitalists, tho price being given at between 81,000,090 and $1,500,- 000. The first payment is said to have been made. Tho property embraces more than fifteen patented veins. The mines lire provided with a hoisting plant of large capacity, and are accredited with a production of nearly 81,000,000 during the past twelve years. The ore is gnlenous, carrying a high percentage of copper iron. Its gold and silver values are high. Tho sale was effected through Mr. Charles A. Gehrman, of Idaho Springs. A I R COMI’KEVmOK ]RECKI V ED. rue Banta Hill Consolidated Mines company last Friday received at Black Hawk their new Norwalk air compressor which was loaded onto a transfer wagon and taken to the Hill mine in the east erly portion of Russell district, by Chas. Hiokox. It required tho combined strength of 21 head of horses to draw the wagon, the compressor weighing 17 tons. As soon as the air receiver arrives the compressor will be started up, and air driils used in continuing further de velopment work at that property. HOODLE MINK LEASED. The Hawley Merchandise cam pany have leased to Messrs. Parker & Ebi of Denver, for a period of three years, the Boodle mine in Eureka district, situate east of the Odd Fellows’ cemetery, Fred Neumeyer of Denver, will have the man agement of the mine, which is a wide and well defined true fissure, the ore being of n golinous character and carrying values from 835 to 855 per ton. Work upon the property will be resumed as soon as a suitable hoisting plant can be secured. NEWS AND NOTES. The superior court of Pennsylvania holds that a provision in a mining lease that failure by lessee to keep and per form any of tho covenants will render tho lease null and void, “not binding on either party,” is for the benefit of the lessor: but he cannot sue for rent in arrears and declare u forfeiture of the loose. The Gettysburg Mining, Development and Milling company, capital stock 81, 090,909, has been incorporated to operate in Gilpin county. J. A. Hodge, Jr., J. M. Sanderson, (’. E. Ponnoyer, B. F. Ilersch and P. W. Crane are tho incorporators. Prof. E. C. Liudemann has n force of men engaged in putting the road at the Golden Fleece It) stump mill in proper shape for hnuling ore and supplies to the mill from tho Brooklyn mine. He also is having erected at the mine a room lOx 20 which he will use for un office and sleeping apartment. The capacity of tho American Smelt ing company's plant at Canon City has been increased to 100 tons per day. The works treats zincous ores, which pro duces a lead zinc white, which is used for paints and other purposes. The Mingoc mine, Lake district, lioh been leased of Alonzo Drake and others to W. 11. Simons. \\ illiams A Co., on the Golden Wedge lode, Lake district, lire taking out a line quality of peacock ore containing copper of a high percentage. Jack Harris, or the Melvina mine at Salinn, Boulder county, last week ship ped fifty sacks of ore that netted fiO cents a pound. A huge block of mill ore is now in sight, says the Denver Evening Times, notwithstanding only develop ment work is being done. The Apex Pine Cone says Ingram Bros, are steadily pushing work ahead in their cross-cut tunnel to cut the famous Ingram ore deposits, from which they have shippeJ many tons of pay ore. Mr. CENTRAL CITY, COLO., THURSDAY, MARCH 22, 1900. F. Ingram is delighted over a recent encounter of rich pay ore, which is widening as the tunnel goes in. There is no doubt in our mind but u’hat tho In gram property will bo listed as one of our many shippers this summer. Mr. White,of the Running lode, Black Hawk, last Thursday shipped a 50-ton lot of crude ore to the n >w concentration works at Idaho Springs. A Victoria, British Columbia, press telegram of tho 10th instant says that Norman Macauley returned from the Klondike region, and states that a claim on the Sulphur will before long bo the richest of all rich Klondike claims. It is now producing at tho rate of 830,0(0 each day, and is owned by u German. A big strike in the Richmond mine at Salina is reported by tho Boulder Herald. A vein of solid tellurium two inches wide has been uncovered. It is the richest strike ever made in that property. Last Friday orders were received at the California mine on Quartz hill to un water the deep shaft. Tho new ma chinery is working very satisfactory. A company is being formed for the purpose of resuming work on the King mine, on Nevadaville fiats. It has been idle for a number of years. It is a very strong vein carrying large bodies of ga lena ore. There is a report current that the Elk Park Mining company lias agreed to pay up its indebtedness on or before tho 27th of tho paesent mouth. This company has hod a checkered career. It is a pity for it to remain idlo any longer. Because of the diminished density of the atmosphere at high altitudes, air compressors do not give the same results in mountainous regions as at sea level. Their effective capacity is reduced by reason of the smaller weight of air that is taken into tho cylinder at each stroke. Acting United States Attorney Gen eral Richards has rendered an opinion in which he holds in effect that tho time limit in the proviso in paragraph 181 cf the tariff act of July 21, 1897, which says that the refined metal produced from imported lead ores mnst bo re exported or the regular duties paid thereon with in six months from tho date of the re ceipt of tho ore, must be reckoned on tho datcThe ore was leceived at the port of entry. Idaho Springs Gazette: The Silver Leaf mine, located at Freelaud, has been sold by O. W. Lowell and J. W. Boyd to a Milwaukee syndicate. The considera tion is not stated, but is supposed to be at least 8-10,090. Mr. Boyd will manage the property. He states that sinking of the shaft for another lift of 100 feet would bo commenced at once. Tho drifts will also bo extended on both sides of the shaft. The one on the west has over 100 feet of rich ore in place for stopiog. James A. Giltuour, who spent last week at tho Blaine tunnel, in Independ ent district, came in from Perigo Friday. He says that tho tributers in the Perigo mine are keeping the .’JO stamp rapid drop mill of the Tonawnnda Leasing ard Milling company running steadily. Ted Mitchell, who has been taking in tho mines working on Tip Top mountain, south of Perigo, states that William Cochrane is opening up considerable stoping ground, and in doing so is ship ping considerable ore. Billy lihh an abiding faith in that section of the county, and has the courage of his con victions by opening up his property. Such men are a sure winner at mining or uny other branch of business. Are you sick? If so, investigate the merits of Herbino. It is a concentrated medicine, the most gratifying results, di gestion improves, tho lips and cheeks lose their pallor, the eye becomes bright and the step elastic. Price 50 cents. For sale by the Black Hawk Pharmacy. Strict attention paid ladies' hairdress ing at John Bass' tonsorial room, next iloor to Thk Oiihkuvkk office, Central City. When you clean house this Hpring re member tin* best and cheapest place in town to buy carpets and linoleums is at Anderson's. Lumps. We have a very complete assortment of lamps, and sell them ul low prices. Home of them are in our windows. Come iu and get a closer look at them. H. J. Kiu hk a Bon. For Min or Rt*nl. Six room house on Casey avenue, this city. Desirable location. Also a first J class square piano. Apply to El'juh Ste vens at City Council room, Central City. KtfK" Still Hml Imlhi'l loii, Promises may get customers but its IMirformance is what keeps them. We guarantee satisfaction with every egg, as well as with every pound of butter ob tained of tho Bauhk McShank M. Co. BLACK HAWK. The Golden Transcript of last Thurs day says that Mrs. Harry Robinson pre sented her husband on March 12 with a choice sample of girl babies. This ac- 1 counts for the smile on Harry’s counte nance. Golden Transcript: Dame rumor has it that a popular young couple here abouts are soon to be joined in tho holy bonds of matrimony. Tho young man is well and favorably know here, and his fair spouse comes of a highly respected family of Black Hawk. Who are they? The music loving people of the Quartz Mill City should not forget the enter tainment to be given at the Opera house in Central City tho evening of March 28, when the Bouldor University Glee and Mandolin club will appear. At a meeting of the citizens of Black Hawk, held at the council room last Saturday night, the following ticket was placed in nomination: For mayor, James V. Thompson, present incumbent: treas urer, Thomas Crooke: aldermen first ward, Frark Teats, Al. Rogers: second ward, Patsy McNovins; third ward, A. Grutzmacher. Two four horse ore wagons are now daily hauling concentrates from the Peterson stamp mill at Gilpin, in Cen tral Mining district, north of here. Owing to the bad condition of the roads tho wagons came in via tho Dory hill hill road instead of Lump gulch to Wide Awake and thence down to North Clear creek and to this city. Mr. D. 11. Allen has been appointed by Messrs. Bailey & Mooing as the agent of their State Ore Sampling works in the Quartz Mill City, fie has arrived here and entered upon his duties. Mr. Nelson Franklin, whom ho succeeds, will remain here until Mr. Allen familiarizes himself * with the works and its customers, which will bo tho first of April, after which lie will take up a residence at Cripple Creek. The mills of the city sofui to have a very good supply of custom ore. The Rocky Mountain Stamp Mdl and Con centration works are also well supplied. Philip liohlinp, the dry goods merch ant, returned from a trip to Denver Tuesday i vening. Walter E r ijeott has formed a pool in this city w will operate a mine on Tip Top mountain, in the Perigo belt o? veins. Preston Holbrook, tho recently ap pointed postmaster to succeed Mrs. Ella Bostwick, who resigned, is familiarizing himself with his duties/ He will take possession of tho office the first of the coming month. Messrs. Nelron Franklin and E. F. Olden returned from Cripple Creole on ' Thursday last. Tho latter gentleman left again on Monday for that place, where he will superintend tho erection ' of the Eagle company’s sampling works ( at that place, which was recently or ganized in this city and Central City to ' operate at Cripple Creek. Tho now com pany has filed its articles of incorpora tion with’ the secretary of state in Den ver. i Liny Baer left Sunday for a visit with his family in Denver, returning Tuesday evening. George Scheer, who i& <>no of the stockholders in tho After Supper Leaf ing company, is feeling quite jubilant over tho strike in the workings of the After Supper lode. Ed Keast is suffering from an attack of sciatic rheumatism, and talks of visit ing Glenwood Springs and try tho cura tive powers of tho mineral springs at that place for his ailment. Hon. L. C'. Snyder returned to Denver Monday morning. A Boulder special to Monday evening k Denver Times says James Mensel.a well known minor of Boulder and Gilpin counties, died Saturday night. Death was caused by paralysis. A week ago his right leg was amputated on account of it being diseased. He lacked the physical strength to recover from the shock, lie was 55 years of ago and a native of Denmark. A widow survives him. Owing to the scarcity of coal cars the Colorado A Southern Railroad company are bringing to this market box cars that are laden with that essential to the mill and mining men of the county. The Denver A* Boston Mining and Milling company, this city, have passed through the hnrd country rock in driv ing the adit through Baton hill to Clinse gulch, and have discarded the use of air drills, having struck into the slide for mation. They have also concluded not to use electricity as a motor in bringing oro from the Cook and other mines on Bohtuin hill to their now rapid drop mill, but will use a gasoline motor in stead. The bod of tho new car track is being iu ranged in the Bobtail tunnel, through which the ore will be trans ported, and ties are being laid prepare tory to tho laying of the track. A por tion of the rails of 30 pound weight are 'now at the mouth of the tunnel. NEVADAVILLE. Hon. J. W. Bostwick of the Clark i Gardiner mine, returned Monday even i ing from Denver. James Williams and John C. Chappie wont to Denver Saturday and took in the coursing meet held there Sunday. W. C. Kennedy, formerly in charge of tho Vendome Mining <fc Milling Com pany’s interests at this place, was up Tuesday looking around, returning to Denver Tuesday erening. Tho Star Dancing Club will give a social dance at Cannon’s Hall next Sat urday evening. Tho tribo of lied Mon are preparing an elaborate program for their anniver sary of the establishing a tribe of that order here, which will occur at their wigwam Saturday evening,. March 31. The infant daughter of T. B. Stephans died last Sunday morning. Tho funeral occurred Tuesday. Tho infant son of Harry Johns died on Monday from whooping congh. Engine No. 1 of the tramway was de layed Tuesday afternoon ut the bridge crossing of Nevada gulch in the easterly portion of the town by the spreading of the rails caused from a bolt breaking. It was soon remedied. The boards of registration will meet again next, Tuesday in the several pre cincts of tiie town. A meeting of the citizens of the town was held Friday evening and tho follow ing candidates were nominated for tlx* Citizen’s ticket: For Mayor, John J- Clark: for trustee, two years, John Prouse: trustees, one year, William J. Richards, Henry Trezise. At a meeting held nt town hall Thurs day evening tho following Independent ’ticket was nominated: Mayor, William Dennis; trustee, two years. John Mad dom; t rustcos, one year. John Lvng, Joseph Pascoe. \\ illiam Dennis having declined, Henry Grenfell was nominated to fill vacancy. J. H. Nanketvis & Co. have placed a new ice box in their market in the Red Men’s building which, in addition to be ing the finest box or that kind in the county 'will bo the means of keeping meats and perishable articles carried by a first class market, fresh aud cool, the box being so arranged as to always have it at an even temperature. The front of the box is very neat and attractive. The firm have ulso ropapered uud painted the room. A most pleasant surprise party was given last Thursday evening at the resi uenco of Mrs. E. A. Simmons in honor of the 17th birthday of her daughter, Miss Mabel. A most enjoyable evening was spent by all present, games aud music being the feature of the evening. An ex collent lunch was served during the even ing which was partaken of by all. Those present were Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Nich olas, Misses Essie Trezise, Georgia Rich ards, Laura Davidson, Sophia Nichols, Melissa Richards, Cora Weiabeck, Louisa Outes, Jennie aud Lulu Ontey, Susie Warren, Nannie Angwin, Maud Prouse, Messrs. Will Davoy, James Richards, R C. Sayers, R. J. Lumley, S. B. Hawley, Leo Ganiev, Charles Oats. ELECTION PROCLAMATION. Bald Mountain, Colo., I ■ March 1(1, It KM). \ I Public notice is hereby given thnt 1 there will bo a gener.il election held at 1 the Bovernl voting iirecincta and wards 1 of the Town of Nevadavillo, Gilpin I county, Colorado, on Tuesday, April .'I, ( 11MX), for the following officers, to wit: One mayor. Three trustees. The [tolls will be held in the following places: Precinct No. 5 Hurtle Building. Precinct No. ti School House. The polls will opou at 7 o’clock a. m. of suid day, and continue open until 7 o’clock p. iu. of said day. Attest: C. A. Bouuk, Mayor. Ch.vh. Hansen, City Clerk. When children have earache, saturate a piece of cotton with Ballard's Snow Liniment, and place it in the ear. It will stop the pain quickly. Price, 25 und .70 cents. For sale by the Black Hawk Parmacy. The Boulder (ilee and Mandolin club will give a concert lit the Opera house Wednesday, March 28, under the auspices of the Ladies' Aid society of the Presbyterian church. Tickets now on sale at Couch's. IIikhiI A lour Is a most important part of our diet, and it is the duty of everyone to see that it is pure and w holesome. The same is true of cakes and pies. Nothing but what is tlrst class is sold by the Union or Black Hawk bakeries. Hail the wagon or cull at the store. Couldn't help getting a cold never cures it; but currying home a bottle of Bui lard’s Horehound Syrup, and using it hh directed will cure the worst kind of cold ) or cough. Price 2.7 and .70 cents. For sole at the Block Hav k Pharmacy NO. 50. RUSSELL GULCH. A prize fight has been arranged be* tween two sportive young men of this place to come off Saturday, March 31, for 950 a side. A forfeit of $25 has been put up. Mr. Depew of the IJillhouse mine waa up yesterday from Denver. W. C. LeProwse, wife and child left for Denver yesterday ufiernoon for a short visit. The magazine at the Ace of Diamond mine was broken into Sunday night and a quantity of powder, fuse and caps ta ken therefrom. Jones & Co. offer a re ward of $25 for information that will lead to the apprehension of the guilty party. Frank Stanslield returned from Den ver yesterday. The hoister for the Old Town mine was received the first of the week and ia lacing placed. Miss Lizzie Jones is visiting friends in Denver, leaving here Saturday. Ex-county commissioner William H, Quin trail returned from Denver Monday evening. Postmaster C. A. Wagner returned Tuesday noon from a business trip to Denver and Colorado Springs. During his abseace Billy Bucktinger held down the post office. E. \V. Williams paid the Specie Pay-, ment group of mines a visit the first of the week. The pool who are working the property in tine condition for regular shipment of ot*e. No one knows the unbearable torture one undergoes from piles unless they are so afftccted. Tabler's Buckeye Pile Oint ment is a quick, safe and painless cure. Price, 50 cents in cuttles, Tubes, 7.7 cents. For sale by the Black Hawk Pharmacy, SmvIiiK .Cheep. Two “Singers,” about new, one “Stand ard” in fine shape, or.e ‘ White” hardly used with drop leaf, and others at al most your own price, at Audereon’s fur’ niture store. Stylish and well fitting footwear. Eiuckson, Lawrence street, Central. K«*1>u!»1I«'hii Nominee*. At the city Republican convention held ' last Saturday evening the following can didates were placed in nomination. For Mayor Bennett E. Seymour: alderman first ward, H. H. Lake; second ward, John Morgan; third ward, James Rule; fourth ward, Frank Rule. (iimllly I* tliu Kt ll-li. People often lack an appetite because they have eatonsomething unwholesome. We have nothing of that kind, but keep an abundantsupply of the best groceries and canned goods for the most fastidious to select from. Phillips & Ebdi, Lawrence Street Growers, A flood l*olnl. A good point about our groceries They are fresh and of the highest quality. Prices are the lowest for cash. The Sauer-McShuno Mercantile Co. Fine watch repairing at the Mineral Palace. IIi»loi*l«! Itianiier. Sunday's Rocky Mountain News says the Unit Hag made in Gilpin county was yesterday presented to the state's collec tion of war relics by Mrs. E'jama C. Rol lins of 520 Twenty fourth avenue. It haq been draped in ajplace of honor in the room. The Hag was made in 1801 by the few women then living in. the camp of Gold Dirt, now Perigo. Silk wiih used but the material is now faded and worn. Originally the (lag was 10x28 feet in size, but constant usage wore it down to 10x11 feet. When the camp WHHabandoned * Ik* ting passed into possession of J. Q. A. Rollins, one of the pioneers of that section. Mrs. Rollins has kept the Mug sinus the death of her husband in 1805. Ask your grocer for Cobbs pure choc olate. Cocoa neutnr, chocolate nectar used in the tlneHl houses throughout ho world. 42-tf The Neef Bros. Wiener Muorzen Beer is bottled expressly for family use, it ie recommended by Denver leading phy*. sicianu. Worthy of < ooftinn-Htlon. Our system is one that enables us ti» make low prices to our customers ivad uIwuvh give them fresh goods, two thitjgit worthy %»t your consideration. Philipps A Eiim* Lawrence street, Central City. Children often inherit feeble digestive power and colic of ii more or less severe character results, when food is takon which is at all ditlicult to digest. White’s Cream Vermifuge acts us a general and premanent tonic. Price, 2.7 con ts. For sale at the Black Hawk Pharmacy Tlirm .Mrnt KimiIr, , Joseph Dennis at the Central City Cm I; Market handles only the freshest meats, , ile makes prompt delivery of all orders, I He sells at only one price. Don't tl (« mean something to you. reader. ' Erickson's KJ shoe* are the heat.