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Pin Your Faith to Gilpin County—the County that Made Colorado, Built Denver, and Numerous Fortunes
THE GILPIN OBSERVER. VOLUME 29. AMONG THE MINES A SUCCESSFUL YEAR FOR THE LAKE MINE One year ago the first of this month the Lake mine, located near the head of Virginia canon, in the Rus sell Gulch district, made its first shipment of ore through the Big Fhe tunnel, that cuts the lode 2.300 feet beneath the surface. It had long been contended by some of our local wise men, that pay ore in our monster fissure veins played out with depth. Tills- particular p‘ece of news in the course of time was disseminated throughout the east, un til the great gold mines of Gilpin county, that founded an Empire of which Herodotus might well have been proud, was passed aside as a joke, and those seeking for aid to develop their mines were confronted with the remark, “your own people say so.” That these wise men were of the Teddy Roosevelt order the following figures will show, as taken from the company’s books on the first of Aug ust 1915, at the close of the first year’s operations: The Lake mine, operated 2,300 feet beneath the surface, the past year, produced 16,506 tons of ore (mostly from development), that yielded over $200,000, and the smelter checks after deducting treatment, freight charges, sampling, etc., verb $122,629. The Moser lease, whose drift extends east* ■ward from the tunnel level, lias acor* liauoiv* streak of ore foradistar.ee of ove-r 500 feet, varying in width from 4 to 7 feet, mixed with smelting and concentrating ore, the smelting oie returning from S4O to $45 per ton. and the concentrating ore .concen trates, 5 into 1. with a value of S7O per ton, or sl4 per ton in the crude. . There are three different stopes be ing raised lin this ground, and tie ore improving in value as heighth is gained. From this drift the ground is virgin to surface, and the hidden "wealth therein contained is almo: t Incalculable. Below the drift level, the J. D. L. Leasing company have a winze down CO feet, with drift eastward that contains a smelting streak of ore two feet wide, that returns $62 P c r ton, and a 3-foot streak of con centrating ore with values similar to that in the Moser lease. The past year has been one of development, and arranging for future output, and the next year will un doubtedly see the mine one of the great, if not the greatest, produc ers of ore in this section of the country. Tli© finding of large and rich bod- , ies of ore at great depth on the 1.41k© , mine, has served two purposes. First, it has forever closed the mouth of the pessimist regarding the slander ous talcs of our mines playing out with depth, and secondly, it has caus ed many mine owners to renew work on long since closed pro per tics, there by giving employment to many men. SENATOR MINE •Tames Daly and compnny, lessees ( on the Senator mine, .have Just re ceived returns for two lots of concen trates, treated at the Globe smelter, Denver. The first lot consisting of 11.760 pounds, returned 2.11 ozs. gold, 21 ozs. silver and 47% lead to the ton. The second lot consisting of 27,380 pounds, returned 1.13 ozs. gold, 16.32 ozs. silver and 10*6% lead to the ton. INGALLS MINE I The lessees on the Ingalls mine, on Quarz hill, last week shipped 11.- 880 pound® of concentrating ore to the Globe smelter, Denver, that returned 2.58 ozs. gold, 11.65 ozs. ©liver and 1.20% dry copper. The Frontcnac mine in Willis gulch for the month of July produced 92 cars of concentrating ore that were ' treated at the Iron City mill in Black Hawk, and 2 cars of smeling ore. Tills ore was taken from the 500, 600, 700 and 800-foot levels. I PINE COMB MINE Tlie Pine Comb mine at Wide-awake operated by the Pine CoTnb Gold Min ing company* is now being put in shape for a more extensive and sys tematic operation. The work in the mill (at the mouth of the tunnel), is being pushed with all vigor, and will be completed and ready to treat ore very soon. This mill is up-to-date in every par ticular, and a big saving of values is practically assured. Electric power is to be used in operating the mill, and the work of placing the poles for the power line, has been started and will be ready in about 10 days. Tliis will be connected with the Boul der county power line, at the Golden Flint mine, a distance of about 6,500 feet. Manager Shoush, is certainly very busy these days, arranging to have the mine and mill in first class run ning order at the earliest possible date. The foundation for a success ful future for this company has now been laid, having been fortunate in securing a very low rate on electric power. With a mill on the ground to treat the ore, the tunnel track, leading direct into the crushing de partment of the mill, enables them to transport ore from all parts of the mine to the mill, at an astonish ingly low cost, and will enable the company to mine and treat even a very low gTade milling product at a profit. Tlie company Is composed of men of finance, the majority of them from Macon. Mo., who are familiar in the successful handling of large enterprise®. • EUREKA MINE Manager John C. Jenkins has just received returns from the Globe smelt er for two cars of concentrates. Car No. 1. of 32,000 pounds, returned .96 oze. gold. 10 ozs. silver and 5*6% lead to the ton. Car No. 2. of 34.000 pounds, returned .76 ozs. gold. 9.60 ozs. silver and 5*6% lead to the ton. Another car of concentrates will be shipped from the mill tomorrow. The mill is now running on a 250-ton lot from the McCallister lease on the 600-foot level, and when completed, will begin on a 200-ton lot from the Grabmair lease on the same level. We were shown today some speci mens of native gold ore, from a pros pect shaft 40 feet deep, in the Gilpin district. NOTICE. Central City. Colo., July 15th, 1915. Holders of any outstanding legal registered warrants, of the City of Central, are hereby notified that they can exchange the same for 5% Moating Debt Funding Bonds, of the City of Central, at any time after August 15th, 1915. W. T. WARREN, City Treasurer, i A sensational game of ball was played Sunday on the local grounds between the Gilpin Mines and a team composed of the young ladies of the town. The young ladies, of course, had no trouble in defeating their ad versaries to tlie score of 15 to 8. The ladies wore uniforms and their natty j appearance attracted as much atten-! I tion as their classy playing. The at tendance was unusually large and the j bald-headed contingent was well rep- j resented. Tlie Nederland team, which was scheduled to play the Mines team, failed to fill the engagement. Next Sunday the Mines will play the Bloomer Girls, of Denver, on tie Central grounds. The Bloomer Girls are fast (on the diamond) and the game promises to lie a most Inter esting one from various angle**. Mrs. Mark Leahy and little daugh ter of Central City, returned home early this week after a pleasant vis it at the home of Geo. Townsend and | Mrs. Fitzpatrick.—Golden Globe. CENTRAL CITY, GILPIN COUNTY. COLORADO THURSDAY AUGUST sth, 1915. FLOTATION SUCCESS IN CLEAR CREEK Tlie installation of oil flotation at the Hudson mill by S. P. Warren, af ter a month of operation, under his direction, has proven to be a success and will be a permanent part of the equipment, says the Idaho Springs Gazette. Cyanidation has been abandoned and return to amalgamation and con centration has been adopted. Work In dismantling the cyanide equip ment has been carried on along with continuous operation of the mill. The flotation machine has been so placed that it does in no way niterfere with the mill as an amalgamator and con centrator. Its work being to treat the tailings that formerly went into the oreek. Arrangement has also been made to keep the flotation concen trate separate so as to be able to show the shipper that he is getting something in return for the snail charge fer using the machine on his ONLY THE BEGINNING During the past six or eight months a wonderful increase in mining activi ties has been witnessed all over the United States. The financial and industrial life cf the nation has al ready felt and experienced the bene fits resulting from a rejuvenated in dustry and people are looking forward to a period of almost unheard-of pro - perlty, and many are making every effort to take advantage of preser.t conditions while they last; but, this is only the beginning. This is only the beginning for the use of the metals will be largely aug mented for many years to ccnie. no matter whether the war lasts only a day longer or for a period of ten years. During the period that this awful strife may last, this period of causeless destruction of human life and the wrecking of hearts and homes there will be a heavy and most ur gent demand for copper, zinc, lead and quicksilver to be used in manu , facture of war materials. When pea-r-e ! has been restored a much great r de mand will be witnessed, and for ti e reason that the period of recon s*ruction has arrived, for that which . has be-?n destroyed must be r?plaoed. and this, too, in nearly every line of industry. For twenty years, at least, the min ing industry of the United States should flourish as never before and no man. who has a mine or prospect from which he can produce gold, lead copper, zinc and silver, for silver is bound to come into its own again in the near future, need fear that he will fail of a market for his product if he will only get down to business and take out his ore. Mining, in all cf its branches, is ! very active at the present time, but this is only the beginning.—Salt Lake Mining Review. ELKS’ ENTERTAINMENT The Elks lodge of this city will give an entertainment at the opera house Wednesday evening. August 18, for the benefit of tlie charity fund. This charity fund is not for the benefit of tjie order, but for the relief of those within their jurisdiction, who may be so unfortunate ns to require aid. Thir ty of tlie antlered herd have sign ified their willingness to take part in the performance, besides several of the meeker kind, who are not designated as "Billy Goats.” George Hanilllk. a man of more than ordin ary theatrical fame, will stage the play, that will be interspersed with original and modern hits and Jolies. The price of admission will be 25 cents, and everybody should attend, as they will not only get their mon ey's worth, but assist a worthy ob ject, that of attending the wants of the needy, a characteristic for which this worthy and humane order is famed. NOTICE Native lumber, boards and plank. $26.00 per thousand at yard. We buy for cash and sell for cash. 2t. TRKBILCOCK BROS. M rs. Flake Keys, of Ha His, Okla homa, is the proud mother of quad ruplets all girls. Mrs. Keys pays there would have been more had climatic conditions beep different. A FINANCIAL PROBLEM Considerable speculation is being indulged in by financiers as to the methods to be pursued in liquidating the enormous debt that foreign coun tries will pile up in the United States as a result of the European war. If the war should continue another year it is probable that a second billion will be expended in this country for war munitions. Handling the debt will require considerable ingenuity if Europeans are disinclined to part with more of their large holdings of American securities. The question is discussed as follows in the current market letter of Henry Clews: "Hot will some of the belligerents pay for the enormous war supplies bought in the United States? This is the problem of the future in American financial circles. Orders thus far received already aggregate over on** billion of dollars, and hun dreds of millions more are practical ly sure to follow; for peace is not yet in sight and the -war has by no means reached its greatest intensity. Prognostications are futile; yet it is more than probable that the problem of financing the war has not reached the real crisis or test, and an increas ing waste of life and property must be expected as the struggle grows in bitterne.-.- and destructiveness. It goes without saving that some of the warring nations who are directly or indirectly purchasing war material here cannot pay cash to any extent because they are evidently spending several times their national savings in prosecution of the war. Treasury no f e can only be used to a limited ex ttt a: i long term credit obligations will be the only basis on which these rs an be financed, because an in definite period must elapse before Europe an again send us sufficient merchandise or gold to even approxi mately balance our exports. Gold we do not absolutely need and Europe cannot spare it in large enough amounts. Thus far Europe has re turned us between four and five hun dred millions of our securities; but European indebtedness to American manufacturers will increase on an enormous scale during the next six months, and the foreign exchange sit uation will be one demanding the highest skill and resourcefulness for solution. >- "Th© best and most natural adjust ment would be a gradual return of American securities from abroad, which investors here would doubtless absorb and which foreign holders could realize upon to better advant age than upon their home securities, for which there is only an indifferent outside market. The future return of American securities here would do no harm.” DON’T KNOCK I From an exchange we clip the fol | lowing: I "The man who continually knocks his home town is generally the one who does the least for it and re cehes his all from it. And he is most surely the one who receives the least respect from the rest of the people of the town. If a town is worth living in it is worth boosting. To give it a knock is to Insult your own intelligence.” • • • ' Tliis applies in part to our own town. It is an undeniable fact that ,wo have among us the professional j “Knocker." j When the Almighty was classifying and naming the different species of t the biped, quadruped, finney and in j sect creation. He came to an in digenous parosite of the Homo-solus family, who had the mark of Cain upon him, and for the want of a more fitting term, called it the “Knocker." Since which time he has 'been among us. although shunned by the majority of mankind. “STOP THIEF" Manager McFarlane, of the opera house, has arranged to present "Stop Thief," a clever farce, for the enter tainment of his patrons next Wed nesday evening. It is one of Cohen & Harris' t plays and is considered one of the best efforts of these noted play wrights. The picture is shown in five parts and is a thrilling farce from the, first to the last reel. Admission, 10 j cents for adults and 5 cents for chil dren. MILLIONAIRE MINER PAYS OLD DEBT * Wouldn’t it be grand if after you > had waited 39 years for a friend to pay back a loan of S3OO he should ! butt into you and insist upon your ac ceptance of a check for the principal ’ with compound interest at 6% in the stately sum of $2,913.83? Wouldn’t I ‘ that be fine! * j Well, it occasionally happens. Ev erybody was congratulating Frank Rogers at Daniel’s hotel New York ■ j City, recently for having pulled the j i capital prize in the lottery of friend- j * ship. All Mr. Rogers had to say may j r be summed up in a few words: ) “It’s too bad there are not more 5 men in the world like my old friend ! John Byron Gannon. I thought he 5 , was dead years ago, but I’m happy ! 1 to say he is right here among us ! with a pile of $3,000,000 that he made * in Alaska.” I ' | . Rogers is an ex-alderman and a re- * ■ tired wholesale meat merchant. He ■j Is 63 years of age. Thirty-nine years ' he had a market at Ninth avenue and Thirty-fourth street. Gannon. > who is now 70, was then the owner of a livery stable. Business was bad I and he needed blankets and new liar- . ■ ness for his horses. He went to Rogers, who cheerfully let him have S3OO without note or security. Three cr four months later Gannon f failed. He was honest and decent, enough to go around among his I creditors and tell them he would pay dollar fer dollar as soon as he got on : liis feet. ; Forthwith Jie struck out for Arizona and prospecting for gold, soon began ■ to accumulate wealth. After a period! ’ cf eight years Gannon wrote to * Rogers and said he was ready to * settle the obligation and wanted to 5 know if Rogers was still at the same < -old stand. The letter was returned to the ? sender stamped with the postoffice re ■ port “not found.” Gannon wrote to 1 two other addresses and- these letters ■ also came back to him. He went to ■ Dawson City later with a man named Frazier, who died in the winter of i that year from the excessive cold, i In the meantime Rogers had left ; New York and engaged in the oyster business in Norfolk, Va. ’ Gannon prospered in Dawson City beyond tlie wildest dreams of capture ing the auro borealis. He made - friends with the three Wilson brothers f —Eddie. Frank aqd George—who were well known on the eastern race * tracks when racing was at the zenith * of its glory. George Wilson became * postmaster at Dawson City and . through his knowledge of the legality! t of gold mining claims he put Gannon i in the way of making a fortune. ) j Tlie former livery stable proprietor ! estalished himself In a permanent home at Fairbanks. Alaska. A few month© ago Gannon decided to bring his wife, two sons and a daughter to - New York to visit the scenes cf his t youth. The party motored all the * way from Seattle and are now staving >i with friends at Port Washington, - Long Island. ( * On last Saturday night they came * to the city and had dinner at the * Hotel Astor. Coming out of the dining, ; room Gannon, whose eyesight has been dimmed by the stinging snows 1 * of the Artie region, accidently bump ;ed into another elderly man. Each began to apologize. i ; Gannon said: “I can’t see very t well, but I know your voice. You are 1 my old friend, Frank Rogers, whom I I had supposed to be dead." r “And you are Johnny Gannon." said f j the other. They gripped each other. - i warmly by the hand and went into ( - the cafe to have a drink together. ■ * while the Gannon family party walt i ed In the lobby. i ; Gannon was first to speak of the I » S3OO he had borrowed 39 years ago. s He insisted on paying it back with | i . compound interest. Rogers sa’d: i “Never mind about the interest and I don’t want the S3OO unless you think you can affoTd it." Cannon drew him aside and wills- j pored: "Old pal. I have cleaned up! $3,000,000 in ready money.” | But neither one could compute the compound interest on S3OO for 30 years. Each of course, knew that money more than doubles itself in 20 i years at 6% and would be more than four times the original amount of I pr'ncipal in 30 years. But with com- | | pound Interest —the problem stagger-; ied them. J It} was decided to have Billy Daniels NUMBER 24 FIRST CHILD BORN IS HELD TO BE INFERIOR Washington, July 29. First-born children are on the average inferior, physically, mentally and morally, to tjie brothers and sisters who follow them. Such is the conclusion of Prof. Karl Pearson of the University of Ixindon. His statistics, covering many thousands of cases, are published to day in the July number of the Jour nal of Heredity, organ of the Ameri can Genetic association of this city. Professor Pearson made his discov ery when studying the population of a &3nitori', m for consumptives, who: ebo found that there were many more first-born than there should be, if tuberculosis selected its victims at random. On the other hand, the later born children were fewer in number than was expected. Since then he has applied elaborate statistical analysis to data of many kinds. He finds that first-born chil dren show the highest percentage of still-births and are most delicate dur ing childhood. Further they weigh lees and are shorter at birth than are later born children. Many First-Born Feeble Minded Study of the inmates of homes for the feeble-minded and insane asylums shows him that first-born children are there in disproportionate numbers. Criminality appears also to be a pre rogative of the eldest members of tjie family. Statistics of English prisons revealed 717 first born, where calculation led him to expect only 557. Epilepsy, albinism and congenital cataract are likewise studied and in each case an abnormally large num ber of the affectenl persons are found to be first-bern. This inferiority, as brought to light in statistics, is partly due to the fact that many weak parents die after having only a single child. Such a child of course counts as a first-born, and naturally inherits some of the weakness of his parents; but his In feriority is due rather to the bad stock than to the fact that lie is a first-born. But aside from this, Professor Per son holds that the first-born are. on the whole, actually handicapped. This may be partly due to the youth of their parents, and partly to physio logical conditions in the mother. Believing that the eldest children are thus handicapped. Professor Pear son sees great dnger to the lace in the present tendency to make fam ilies consist of two children. In a normal family of about five, the first born only make up-one-fifth of the population, and their inferiori ty is swamped. But in many classes cf society nowadays* the number of offspring is limited to two. Prof. J. McKeen Cattell of Columbia univer sity has. shown this to be particularly true of American men of science. Under these circumstances, the first born make up half, instead of one fifth of the population and their in feriority must necessarily be a much more serious menace to the efficiency of the race. NOTICE. Central City, Colo., July 15th, 1915. Holders of the oldest registered ( Central City outstanding legal war rants. can exchange the same for 5% Floating Debt Funding Bonds, of the City of Central, at any time within thirty (30) days from July 15th, 1916. W. T. WARREN. City Treasure*. • BORN—In Central City, July 31. 1915, to the wife of Arthur C. Most a i daughter. i The happy father was looking for a young millman. but will make most of what he got. | who is someth Ing of an expert ac countant, work out the mathematics •of the obligation at his hotel in West i Forty-second street, with the result jabove stated—s2,9l3.B3. I Gannon wrote his check for the amount on a New York bank and Rogers gave a dinner to the Gannon family last night at Daniels’. Hogers announced that he would Ptart today for San Francisco to see the Panama-Pacific exposition and | spend the rest of the money that • j came to him as a windfall. Rogers 1 has a eon. Art) ur, with the Swift Packing company.