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Pin Your Faith to Gilpin County—the County that Made Colorado, Built Denver, and Numerous Fortunes
VOLUME 29.
AMONG THE MINES
TROUBLESOME MINE
Th© Troublesome Leasing company,
h operating the Troublesome ihine on
Winnebago bill, last week shipped
eigl’t tram cars of ore .to the Iron
; City mill that returned, a retort of
gold from the plates, weighing nine
teen ounces, and thirty one tons of
concentrates, made into two classes.
The first class concentrates return
ing $73.50 per ton, and the second
class returned $40.08 to Ue ton.
Manager R. G. Griffith began sink
ing a shaft a furtl er distance of
4 lOu feet, but when t>0 feet l ad been
funk the surface water came in so
rapidly, that sinking was abandoned,
> and drifts started both east and west
s, from the shaft tf at carry streaks of
ore in each heading, of from two to
four feet wide of a good grade. The
drifts above show good streaks of
ore as far as driven, and the shaft
was sunk the entire distance of 60
feet on a streak of concentrating
and smelting ore, averaging four feet
in width. The drifts below wiU be
extended until the end of the ore
shoot is reached, and the amount of
Btoping ore shown between tie two
levels will run into the many thou
sands of dollars. When we consider
that six months ago this mine was
idle and supposed to be worked out
at a depth of only 250 feet, we begin
to realize that the mines of Gilpin
county have only tee*i scratched, and
that at great depth to', ere lies untold
millions of dollars awaiting the hand
of man to uncover.
This is only one among our many
idle mines that if s .nk deeper, would
enrich the owner many fold, and
of idle mines should make
the leaser such inducements as would
11 encourage them to sink and reach
the large deposits of gold below,
r
BATES MINE
$ Te Tates Leafing company have
received returns from a carload of
screenings conshtlrg cf 37,490 lbs.,
consigned to the Globe smelter at
Denver, tl at returned 1.41 ozs. gold
and 9.8 ozs. sliver to the ton. They
also shipped Tuesday to the same
smelter a carload of smelting ore
and a carle ad of scieenirgs.
OLD TOWN MINE
I
Roberts and Hutchens, lessees on
the Old Town mine in Russell Gulch,
shipped two cais of smelting ore to
tho Chamberlain sampler at Black
% Hawk, that assayed 6.80 ozs. gold to
I the ton. They also shipped seven
cords of mill dirt that returned a
16 ozs. gold retort from the pliwes,
and ten tone of concentrates that
returned 1.90 ozs. gold to the ton.
PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH NOTES
All services as usual next Sunday.
* The Rev. J. C. Berger, of Denver,
will preach at 11 n. m. and also at |
7 p. m. He 1h an eloquent and in- :
{cresting speaker, having had a num
ber of years’ experience In mission
4 ary work in Siam.
Sunday school at 10 a. m. Subject,
l "Friendship of David and Johnathan”
I (1 Sam. 20:32-42).
K Christian Endeavor pt 6 p. m. Top
ic, "Church Achievements.” (Rev. 3:
7-13).
\ A special service 1b being arranged
Mothers’ Day, at this hour, and
it is hoped as many of the parents
4 i4luit can will he present.
9 ‘The Bible study class will meet
Wednesday evening at 7:30 o’clock
at the home of W. U. €f, Parsers,
The Ladies’ Aid metts this com- .
ing Thursday afternoon, with Mrs.
* Neil McKay.
i T
TWENTY-8IX KILLED
AT DARDANELLES
London, England.—A oasuality list
* issued tlids afternoon by tho British
war department s' ows that dur’ng
tho landing of Brltfeh troop* in the
operations against the' Dardanelles
between April 25 and 30, twenty-six
jnen on board the fleet were killed
and fifty-three were wounded.
THE GILPIN OBSERVER
AID THE PROSPECTOR
, With the revival In mining comes
the revival in proopeotfag, and as
the snow diseppeais from our moun
tain tops, the prospector Is again tn
the field prospecting the country
that has been previously overlooked.
There are many places in these moun
tain fa&tnesics where the fcot of
the prospector has never trod, that
abound tn mineral wealth as rich as
grounds already o. ened. Cripple
Creek fer many yeais after the dis
covery of gold w ill in the state was
a stock country', used w holly for graz
ing purposes. The' great mines of
Creede lay undiscov red for years, un
til N. C. Creede, the veteran pros
pector, packed the burros with his
kit of prospecting tools, and journey
ed Into that wild and uninhabited
country in search of treasures.
Thcmag F. Walsh made Ouray coun
ty, Colorado, famous when he discov
ered the immense vxirs cf gold In
th© Camp-Bird mire. Ti e country
where Boulder, Gilpin, Clear Creek
and Grand counties u<rite 1s compar
tively unexplored ; rou d an 1 pe h-jy*
before the yellow corn is harvested
upon our plains, will we Tarn of
great deposits of gold and silver ores
being uncovered in this particular lo
cality, tl at will amaze and startle
the world. Let us lend every' aid to
the prospector,, whes© lands are
brenzed by a sun.meT’s rain, for it
is to them we owe the peopling of
this western emp'rr. ard the wealth
from tie fruits cf their labors have
built our cities and tcw’r.s.
ENLARGE OUR MODERN MILLS
We do not wish to be discorteous
to these tlat have modern and up
to-date mills, and wieta the ones who
are fortunate enough to possess tl em.
all success to which human flesh is
heir, but we must net overlook the
fact that Gilpin courty bids fair to
produce more tons of ore this y<ar
than for many previous years of its
history'. Strictly Breaking, we have
but tw’o modern mills. The Iron
City, and the Cerr mills. The iron
City is kept busy with three eight
hour shifts, while the Carr mill, un
der the manafeeir.ert of Arthur Moat, i
is 600 tons behind w th its work, and
Mr. Most Informs us that within the j
1 next 30 days one half of his mill
will be devoted to the treating cf
ores from mines over wliidh he su
perintends. Thee© mills have the
confidence of the miner, as well as
the mine owner, ard each should odd
units, to accommodate the county’s
fast Increos'ng ore output. Invest
ors are coming ir'o the county' ev
ery' week from the east and invest
ing in machinery' to place upon prop
erties that have been idle for years,
and we should have ample mill facili
ties to treat all ores speedily, that
mining may not be Impeded. t
METHODIST CHURCH NOTES
The services will be held next
Sunday as usual, wf’ih preaching by
Rev. iB. B. Kessler, of Denver.
Clare meeting at 10 a. m.; preach
ing service at 11.; Sunday school at
2:45 p. m.; Dpworth League at 6:15.;
preacbdng at 7. Cho r practice of the
M. E. Church will be held Saturday
evening at 7:15 o’clock.
Colorado is rrt t lie only, state
that Is experiencing stormy r weather.
From Texas, Oklhouia. Missouri,
Iowa, and Dakota we read of storms
and, fiords, end in several places
hail did great damage.
Lieutenant Ro’ard Gaucs, the dar
ing French aviator, who las been of
great service to the allies in the
war, has been cartured by the Ger
mans and is now held a prisoner.
Mrs. Florence Carman, wife of Dr.
Carman, cf Freeport, Long Island,
who Is charged with having shet to
death Mrs. Louice Bally in her hus
band’s office last June, and whose
trial last fall resulted' in a disagree
ment of th© jury, is again on trial
for her life.
CENTRAL CITY, GILPIN COUNTY, COLORADO THURSDAY MAY 6th, 1915.
CLEAN OUR CITY
There is an old adage, “By their
works ye shall know them.” and by
the works of our city council in
cleaning up our city will our fame or
inefficiency he spread abroad by the
many strangers who will visit our
town this summer. This article is
not written in a spirit of reproof,
but ip. the most, friendly way, remind
ing them of tiie obligation they as
sumed when they took their oath of
‘office. To safeguard, protect and ren
der sanitary the city over which
they were elected to preside.
Idaho Springs, Georgetown and all
other towns In the state have either
had, or are to have a ‘Clean up Day”
where each and every householder Is
requested by public proclamation of
the mayor to clean their yards of
all refuse and place it in piles upon
the public street, where the city gar
bage wagon may load and convey it
outside the city limits. This parti
cular work is under the jurisdiction
of the Chairman of Streets, Alleys
and Bridges, and it is his bounden
duty to fee that this feature of the
city’® welfare is carried cut with
economy and dispatch.
By the performance of this work, it
Is not meant to remove private man
ure piles or dirt dumped upon the
street frem tiie grading of lots, but
such debris as usuallly accumulates
during the w inter months. If city of
ficials, elected to serve the people,
take no Interest in the sanitary con
ditions of the city, how can you ex
pect the private Individuals to inter
est themselves? It may be urged by
some that the city is in debt and
cannot afford it, but is this any rea
son why we ahoul I invite diphtheria
or scarlet fever to ravage our homes
and allow death to claim cur inno
cent and loving children, simply to
save a few paltry dollars whom ev
ery loyal citizen Is willing to pay in
taxes? The cost is nominal provid
ing the street committee see that no
graft is allowed to outer the transac
tion.
Civic pride and civic cleanliness
should first spring frem the munici
plal government, and then all subor
dinates are willing to obey their man
date. Should we neglect to clean our
town, the warm rays of a summer’s
sun will hatch millions of microbes
that will invest tie anatomy of our
youth as well as the adult. Let our
city council not be too parsimonious,
and place our city n a sanitary condi
tion as every other town in the 6tate
is new doing.
ARE YOU ONE OF THEM?
We have often wondered what was
the actual’viewpoint of ti e man who 1
expected to live in a community and
make It hip home, who never gave
that community any return fc.r the
livelihood and the advantages it af
forded to him and Ills family; a man
who never gave one minute of his
time or one cent of his money to the
support cf any movement, however
meritorious; a man who only took
what was coming to him in his daily
"•age, stood around on the street cor
ner and simply hammered his home
town; a man who saw his children ed
ucated in the public schools, his fam
ily received openhcartedly into the
churcji and who never felt any obli
gation to the town in which he lived;
and lastly, a rain, such a man —be he .
property owner, bus'nees man or la- ■
borer or farmer —who could accept all
these things and then commit crimes j
against the development of his home
boa regular devil to his home town —
refer to these w ho are even unwilling
to buy at home. Such a man must
boa regular devil to hishome town — |
alw-ays ready to peke the fire a bit
and make every good thing sizzel
land burn up.—Exchange.
There has been no night watch
since' the first of May and much cri
ticism Is heard among tihe busVieps
men nnd property owners of the city
council In abolisl.lt g this office. It
is not likely that the council wants
to aot contrary to the desires of the
icflizene and no doubt w'ill reestab*
| llt'-h the office of night w'atch at
| their next meeting. It is false econ
-1 omy to permit the city to be without
j protection from fire® and marauders
dnrlng the night time when people
are unable to look after their prop
erty.
Subscribe for tha Observer.
FATAL ACCIDENT
Jciin Richards, a miner from iNeva
daville, was instantly killed In the
stope on the seventh. Levol of the
Frontenac mine in Willi® gulch Tues
day afternoon. Himself and partner
had fired a rcund of holes just be
fore tiie lunch hoi r and ascended tiie
shaft for lunch. Af.er lunch they both
boarded the bucket, and when arriv
ing at the seventh level, Richards
got off from the bucket, lids partner,
Ed. Young, descending to the level
below. When You: g returned and
entered the stope he found Richards
under a slab cf rock dead. It Is sup
posed that lie either was taking down
the slab loosened by the shots, or
that it fell on him out of the hang
ing wall. Mr. Ycurg summoned as
sistance and removed the body from
beneath the rock and pieced it in
the bucket and brought it to tlje sur
face. Corcner Hcn llik was notified
and, after examining the body found
that a sharp point of the rock had
penetrated the brain back of the eye
socket causing instant death. Coro
ner Hamllik. not deeming an inquest
necessary, brcugl t the tedy to the
Harris undertaking par’ors at Central
City and prepared it for burial, and
shipped it this morn'rg to the moth
er’s home in Denver from which
place the fumral will be held Sun
day. May Bth, and the remains bur
ied in Crow n Hill cemetery, Denver.
Deceased was born in Nevadaville
in 1884, and followed mining for a
livelihood. He leaves behind a moth
er, four brothers and two sisters to
mourn his lo?s. Jack Richards, as
be wr fsmilfarly called, was cf a
kind and jovial deposition, loved and
respected by all who knew* hem. and
hir sudden death will be mourned
by a 1 cs| of iriefnds.
OPERATIONS IN SOUTH AFRICA
Capetown via London, England,
May 2 —The following official state
ment regarding the eperrtfene in
South Africa was issued today: “Gen
eral Mackenzie’s mounted forces
Which were designated to cut off the
Germans who after the evacuation of
Keetmans'op retreat d northward
alcng the railroad, inflicted serious
defeat on them in the vicinity of Gib
eon. The union forces bv destroying
the railroad north of Gibeon captur
ed a whole railroad train, a number
cf transport wagons, a great quanti
ty of livestock, two field guns, sev
eral maxims and 200 prisoners. The
remnant of the German force which
was 800 strong escaped owing to
the rcugh ground obstructing the
movement of the cavalry.”
Henry Cannon, one of the pioneer
business men of Central City, wa©
here Friday and Saturday last. This
was Mr. Cannon’s first visit in 53
years and he noted many changes. In
1562 Mr. Cannon came to the county
and worked for the merchantile com
pany cf Roworth and Canajon, and
when the great gold excitement broke
out in Alder Gulch, Montana, lie went
to Helena and established himself in
business, and lias ever since made that
city his home. He has been pros
perous and is now one of the cattle
and sheep barons of Montana, and
rounding cut a ripe eld age with no
earthly cares to darken his pathway
of life.
FOR SALE OR RENT
A'five room resilience, on sth High
street. Central. For particulars In
quire of J. Williams, 305 Bos
ton Bldg., Denver.
Harry Armfield and wife returned
Monday evening aft« r an absence of
seven weeks spe: t in California, vis
iting the two exp si‘ion s. They first
tcok in San Biego, where they spent
three weeks and then visited the ex
position at Sap Frjncieco, where
they spent four wefks. Mr. Armfield
informs us that Colorado was oourpi
ctous at the great exposition, by its
absence. Gilpin courty alore being
represented of all the mineral coun
ties. Our uranium display fiom the
Wood, German and Belcher mines,
being Colorado’s only mineral dis
play on exhibition. Mr. Armfield says
that after seeing much of California,
j lie is more than ever convinced that
Colorado is a great state.
Plare your orders for meat with
the Observer.
COMMISSIONER STEVENS DIES
The announcement of the death of
County Commissioner John Stevens,
which, occurred in Denver last night
at 11 o’cloek, caused profound regret
throughout the county. Death was
due to miner’s complaint cf which de
ceased had been ailing fer several
years. The damp weather of this
spring aggravated t’ e ailment and he
had been confined to his bed prac
tically fer the pact two months.
About three weeks ego lie went to
I Denver to the home of his daughter,
j thinking the weather •;© tie lower al
j titu-de would be more settled and
would afford him relief. Monday his
condition became cLrmirg and his
■ wife was sent for.
Mr. Stevens was a native of Eng
land but had resided in Russell Gulch
a good many years. He was promi
nent in Democratic politics and in
the fall of 1904 was elected a mem
ber of the board of county commis
sioners. He filled this position faith
fully and well to the present time.
Mr. Stevens was well liked through
out the county, possessing a kind and
agreeable person* Lity that constant
ly added to his long list of friends.
Beside tie widow, several children
survive. The remsirs will be brought
to Russell Gulch tomorrow evening,
when arrangements will be made for
the funeral.
WEST IS PROSPEROUS
Denver, Colo.—Jaccb Schiff, mem
ber of the New* York banking house
of Kuhn, Loeb & Co., departed from
Denver at 6 o’clock last night with
A. H. Mo hie r, president cf the Union
Pacific, in a spec’al train, bound
east over the Kansc6 division of the
Union Pacific. Mr. Schiff is return
ing to New York after a seven-week
Pacific coret, and Presi
dent Mohler has been inspecting his
company’s i.-’nes in Colorado fer sev
eral days. The trip through Kansas
i® for the purpose of inspecting lines
in that division. Both Mr. Schiff and
President Mohler are satisfied with
the business out’ook. Mr. Schiff is
especially optimistic over conditions
in the West.
President Mohler said that the crop
prospects fer Colorado were the best
he had seen in yeers. He s-poke es
pecially of the increased acreage
along his ccmpny's Greeley end Fort
Collins lines, and the many new set
tlers bringing additional wealth to
these districts.
Carpenters are at work remodeling
t’’e old Goldman corner on Main
street and getting It ready fer the
O’Tcoles in Black Hawk, who will
conduct the Central City hotel after
the first of the month. The rooms
in the E. W. Wild* ms tuikh'ng on
Lawrence street, which had been
fer the office, k tchen and din
ing room, will be abandoned and the
kitchen under the new arrangement
will be In the reer of the Goldman
corner. The front part cf the room
will be used fer the dining reem ami
the place formerly occupied by the
Stribley barber shep will be utilized
as the office. A new* porch is also
being placed in the rear cf the old
Goldman corner.
Peter McFarlnue had a capacity
hou.se Saturday even ng at the picture
show. The attraction was the appear
ance cf Miss Vera S'eeen, a former
Central City girl, who is now acting
in the movies. She Is w ith the Uni
versal Film company, with headquar
ters in 1jo» Angeles, Cal. mUm Sir
son has developed into a ©ter act
ress and retain© the attractiveness
she possessed while rceiddng in Cen
tral.
This has been about the wettest
spring on record. It is first-class
weather for ducks, tut it isn’t worth
n darn for mining. If the people of
tile east who are suffering heat pros
trations want a 1 ttle of our frigid
atmosphere, they ire welcome to it.
In the election he’d Monday for
director© of school district No. 1, W.
C. Matthews was elected secretary
and R. H. Sayre, treasurer. For sec
retary, W. C. MaMhdw© received 47
votes; B. P. Thomas. 1. For
er R. H. Sayre rec lved 43 vote:
and C. O. Richards, 5.
| Leave your orders for meats at the
Observer office end save a lot of
| money. \
NUMBER 11
GERMAN COMPANY
IS REORGANIZED
Wm. Wright, of Boyertcwn, Penn.,
representing the stockholders of the
j Quartz Hill Gold, Uranium company,
accompanied by Forbes Rickard, CM.
| E., arrived in the city Monday night.
Mr. Wright Is here for the purpose
of making an inventory of the sever
al buildings and their equipments on
| the properties owned and controlled
jby Alfred I. Dupont, of Wilmington,
| Del., to enable the new company re-
I cently formed to have in its posses
sion a complete Inventory of all per
sonal property belonging to same. Mr.
j Wright expects to leave for the east
I tomorrow to render a report of in
, ventory to the incorporators cf the
new company, and upon receipt of
same, wijl at once proceed to elect a
board of directors, who will manage
"affairs of the new company. The new
companj* has incorporated under the
laws of Colorado, and it is the in
tention to create a working capital
o f not less than SIOO,OOO to enable
j them to pursue the development of the
| property acquired, and in the future
to erect a concentrating plant and
I labratcry for the treatment of pitch
blende ores.
j Upon the completion cf the organ
ization and ejection of board of di
rectors and their executive officers,
steps will be taken without delay for
the resumption cf operations on the
entire property under the direction
and capable management which will
be eeleoted by the executive officers
of laid confpany. Th£ list* cf incor
porators filed with the secretary of
State are as follows:
| Edward L. Taylcr, cocil merchant.
Oak Lane, Pa.; John A. Dexter, in
surance, Philadelphia. Pa.; Charlee
Ritchie, candy manufacturer, Phila
delphia, Fa.; Wm. H. O’Keefe, whole
sale cigars, Philadelphia, Pa.; Rob
• ert R. Gramer, investments, Phila
delphia, Pa.; W. W. Appel, jeweler,
Lancaster, Pa.; Hon. Edward Hart,
state senator, Townsend, Del.; Wm.
Wright, inve-tmerts, Boyertown, Pa.;
Francr's H. Hoffecker, attorney, Ar
lington, Del.
j The Observer as well as the peo
j Pie of Gilpin county, welcomes this
new company to our midst, and will
assist them in every way within our
power. They are fortunete in hav
ing acquired the greatest group of
rich pitchblende mines known to
the world, and it is to be hoped that
ia tiie future they may extract many
ounces of the element that is prov
ing under the skillful eye of the sci
entist, to be a blessing to the world,
in the curing of many cf the disease*
that afflict mankind.
I Mr. Wright also visited the prop
erty of the Penn.-Colo. Company on
Pin© Creek, in which he Is heavily
interested. This company has a mill,
boarding house end other buildings
In the course of construction and
the work will be r.ished to completion
;as #OOQ as the weather moderates.
! Wiille work has been suspended on
the mill and oUer buildings, devel
opment has been prosecuted in the
tunnel, and good ere is being taken
cut. There is a big acciimulct'on of
mill dirt and smelting ore on the
plats and when t! e mill is in read
iness for operation, there wiil be a
supply of dirt on hrnd large enough
to keep the plant going for a long
time. The sdndtfrg ore will be haul
ed to Black Hawk and then pipped
to Denver as soon es the weather
clears. #
i It I? understood that Tom Tynan,
the efficient warden of the ctato pen
itentiary. will go* the axe to make
room fer Jim Peabcdy, the former
winr governor. Governor Cerlson
seems determined to go down in hf®-
I tory as the last Tie; uhli-can governor
cf Colorado. —I.arn ar Sharks.
j Capt. Tom Pearce and John Hutch
ens, of Nevadaville, went to Idaho
Springs l«f-t night to visit the Red
Men’s lodge of that city. They say
,19 applicants wore received into the
order last night, with 8 more to fol
i low next week.
i '■
f | Bc-rn—ln Ceotr?l City. May 6, 1915,
Ito the wife of Ben. Anderly, a girl*

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