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THE GILPIN OBSERVER.
VOLUME 29. AMONG THE MINES HIGH GRADE TUNGSTEN IN GILPIN COUNTY Fester Mabee, who came in from the northern part of the county to spend Thanksgiving, slowed the Ob server man several specimens of tungsten ere taken from a lease in which lie is interested at the head of Boulder park, that will run sixty Per cent. Mr. Mabee is- interested in a lease on the Walter A. lode with James Flynn, F. N. Totman and Norton Brown. The mine is half a mile from Spruce, on the Mcffat road. They started work on the property a little more than a month ago and have 45 sacks of tungsten ore that will run about 30% when sorted. They will ship this as scon as they can get it to the railroad. At pres ent the snow is several feet deep on the mountain where they are work ing and this prevents them from do ing vpry much. The Walter A. lode is owned by, W. H. Kistler, of Denver. No work had been dene on the mine during the past 12 years, or since the death of a Mr. Coat?, a brother-in-law of Mr. Kistler. Coats was: grub-staked by Ki;stler and sunk a shaft on the property to a deptli of 180 feet. He encountered tungsten ore and brougl t a quantity of it to Denver, but being somewhat erratic and having the pe cularitks of .the typical prospector, who is isolated from mankind, his associates didn't take much stock in what he said, and would never have his samples tested for tungsten. Fifteen years ago. Geo. Mabee, father of Fester, was making an ex amination of some properties in the vicinity of the mitie which Coats was working and noticed quantities of the tungsten ore on the Walter A. dump. He had some of the ore tested and it ran 32%. When the recent tungsten excitement developed ho told his son about it and an in vestigation was made and a lease procured. The ore Mabee and associates are now taking cut comes from a depth of 33 feet. There is a good tung sten showing in the mine and a large quantity of the ore on the dump. The boys have one of the best looking propositions in the , Gilpin-Boulder tungsten field and when the snow disappears in the spring, should lay u:> seme money. Matt Cassagranda. Jce Mattlvi and Tony Mattlvi, of Black Hawk, have taken a lease on the Cyclops- and Peru lodes, up North Clear Creek, near the tram round house. They are driving a crosscut tunnel from the Peru to the Cyclops vein and have I*so feet yet to go. The Cyclops has not b'jen worked for 20 or 25 years, but was a great producer of high grade silver ores, when this metal was a dollar or more. The ore pro duced would run from S2OO to S7OO a ton. The mine Ik 700 feet drop and the crosscut will connect with the Cyclops workings at n depth of 600 feet and drain the mine o-f water. Tlie Cyclops ore runs heavy in sll ver values, with lead, zinc and little gold. The alterations to the W. S. Smith mill in Mountain City were complet ed this week and the machinery was turned over Tuesday. A few adjust ments were neeessary and) every thing is now working smoothly. The ten stamps, which repine© the Den ver Quartz mill, will greatly Increase the capacity cf the plant and make it possible to handle large quantities of custom dirt. Mr. Smith will have one of the most efficient mills in tho county. Will and Fred Short, well-known Central boys, who nro leasing from the Primes people in Boulder coun ty, are doing well with tungsten. They have Just received returns from 1030 pounds of ore that carried 40% tungsten ard 5.000 pounds of mill dirt that went 20%. After de ducting royalty on the lot. they had a check for over SI,BOO. It required less than a month's time for the hoys to produce this <|uantity of ore. Send the Observer east. It contains all the reliable mining news of Gilpin county. POLAR STAR MILL LEASED Tho Bates Leasing company has leased the Poldr Star mill, and. work men are new engaged in remodeling the same and expect to have it ready for operation by the first of December. The mill will be for amal gamation as well as concentration and later, Wilfley tables will be used to treat the slimes, and should the per cent of waste prove cf val ue, flotation will be installed. Peter Lundquist, an old and experienced mill man of Black Hawk, will have charge of the mill. Were all the business n:en of Gilpip county as en ergttlc and wide awake, as those who compose the Bates Leasing Co., we would certainly be a live and thriving county, and the unemployed would be few and far between. COST OF RADIUM REDUCED Denver, Colo. ln a large but unpretentious building in Denver a corps of scientific government ex perts, after months of patience, have worked out the greatest modern boon yet devised for afflicted humanity— the production of radium at a cost which. will place it at the disposal of persons afflicted with cancer or those affected witli other ailments curable by this precicus metal. The cost of production has been reduced from between $120,000 and $160,000 a gram to $37,000 a gram ac cording to a written report which reached Denver yesterday from Wasli ington. Tlie Denver government plant is producing $40,000 to $50,000 worth of the precious metal a month and is sending it to two hospitals for use in the tre'atm.ent of cancer. INGALLS MINE Tlie Ingalls Leasing Co., operating on Quartz hill, shipped a car of screenings to the Globe smelter, Denver, that returned .97 ozs. gold and 4.22 oks. silver to the ton. and one car tailings that returned 1.13 H ozs. gold and 7.45 ozs. silver to the ton. They are also shipping a 10-cord lot of concentrating ore to the Iron City mill. Manager W. L. Shull, cf the In cidental mine in Russell Gulch, has the electric plant in position and the new shaft house inclosed, and is sinking the shaft with two shifts. The crevice at bottom of shaft is fri m 5 to 6 feet wide sprinkled with mineral, and a good body of ere is liable to be encountered at any time. Tlie Bates Leasing Co., this week shipped two cars of concentrates in two classes to the Globe smelter, at Denver. Tlie first class returned 7.63% ozs. gold, 6.45 ozs. silver and 5.70% lead. The second class returned .60 ozs. gold and 2.64 ozs. silver to the ton. The lessees on the Hall mine. In the Russell district, are busily at work unwaterlrg the mine, and when completed, will' crosscut south to tan the south wall of lode. The Hall mine, some fifteen years ago, was noted for its high grade mineral and produced quite extensively. From a reliable source wo learn that the Pioneer Mill company, at Apex, has a nine-foot vein of ore on their Murtin lode, cut in the tunnel, that averages S4O per ton. They are now* bricking in an 80 h. p. boiler to furnish steam for mill and mine. Jack Hughes and company nro driv ing the drifts on tlie Lillian mine In Russell Guloh, both east and west from shaft with good streaks of high grade ore making its nppenrance. The London company in the Twelve Mile district, has three shifts busily at work unwnterlng the mine. When this Is completed sinking of shaft will be resumed, and etoplng carried forth on the large ore reserves that will keep the mill busy. CENTRAL CITY, GILPIN COUNTY, COLORADO, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 25th, 1915. IDAHO SPRINGS-CENTRAL CITY ROAD IS ASSURED The state highway committee has appropriated SIO,OOO to be used by Clear Creek county in the construc tion of a road between Idaho Springs and Central City. Half of this amount will be available for exp: nditure next year and the rest in 1917. Ti e Clear Creek county commissioners have definitely arranged to appropriate $5,000 toward the project and Idaho Springs and Central City have under taken to raise the balance needed to complete -the rord. A reconnaissance of all passable routes was made sometime ago by a forest service engineer and the es timate for a 16-fcot roadway bctw*een the two towns, with a maximum grade of 6% per cent, was $35,000. The present road has a maximum grad© of approximately 20 per cent and is so steep as to be impassable for ordinary cars. Tlie link between Idaho Springs and Central City forms one of the barriers which prevents travel from the Denver mountain parks system north to the Rooky Mountain Na tional park. It Is estimated that trav el over tlie new road when, complet ed will be equal at least to that over the Floyd Ilijl road. A party of for est service engineers is making a final survey cf the route at the ex pense of the service, which is inter ested in opening a north and south highway from Pikes* Peak to the Rooky Mountain National park, and is undertaking the survey cf neces sary stretches cf ilie road and assist ing in the construction as fast as funds become available for the work. —From Forest Service, U. S. Dept, of Agriculture. DUKES-JOHNSON Florence May, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R. C. Johnson, was married at, 5:45 o’clock this morning to Lewis 1 Bond Dukes, of Victor. Rev. Laur-! ence W. Coffman, pastor cf the M. i E. church, performed the ceremony. A pre-nuptial dinner was served at 1 the home of the bride’s parents 1 last evening, at which were present the immediate relatives of the con- 1 tracting parties. Mr. and Mrs. Dukes left this morning for Denver to re main a few days before continuing their journey to Victor, Colo., where they will reside. The bride, being a native daugh ter. is too well and favorably known to need any praise or compliments 1 from the Observer. After complet ing the grade and high school cours-: es in Central, she attended the Col- j orado University at Boulder. For three years she was instructor in Latin in the high schcol at Victor. | and it was while teaching in Victor' that she met the man of her choice. ' Mr. Dukes Is a highly respected bus-' iness man of Victor, being connected with the Citizen’s bank. Friends of the young couple extend their hearty ; felicitations and wish them unbound ed happiness in their new relation ship. PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH NOTES Sunday schcol at 10 a. m.. subject. “Amos, the Fearless Prophet. Christ ian Endeavor at 6 p. m. There will be no preaching service at this church next Sunday, or the Sunday following, as we are writing' with the Methodist church in the series of revival meetings, which ' begin next Monday evening. There is a time of harvest, of gathering, j so let us co-operate heartily In these special efforts and plan work ami ; pray for the success of the meetings. • As never before, men are coming to realize t) at the one true solvent for' the world's conflict and trouble, the on© saving power that shall redeem individual, community, social, busi-! ness and national life is that the hearts and lives of men shall be 1 dominated by the principles and ' teachings of Jesus. Let u» make bet ter known In this community Hlm.j whom to know Is to have the abund ant and satisfactory life lure, and the eternal life beyond. Jenkins & Ligh t bourn have estab lished an office and lumber yard at Rolllnsvllle and will supply the north ern Gilpin and Nederland section with lumber cut at their mill at the head of Boulder park. MO MINING FOR PLAYGROUND LANE RESPONDS TO DENVER RE QUEST TO PUT REGION IN PARK SYSTEM. The fir t actual step in the move ment to make the Mount Evans re gion a national park was taken by the federal government yesterday, when Franklin K. Lane, secretary of the interior, issued an order for an investigation of the region. It will determine tentative boundaries after which ma; ;s will be prepared. Then, will follov the drafting of a bill to ibe approved by the departments of ■ interior and agriculture, after which |it will go to the committee on pub | lie lands, which will present it to congress for enactment into law. A preliminary to favorable action on the bill will be a levy of $50,- 000 by tho city of Denver for the construction of a highway link. The fact that Secretary Lane had authorized the investigation came in | a telegram to K. A. Pence, acting ' chairman of the mountain parks ad ! visorv commission, from Warwick M. Downing at Washington. The communication sent by Mr. Dow.,ipg to Secretary Lane follows: “We desire to request you to in vestigate the Mount Evans region, lvii’g Im Mediately west of our munici pal mountain parks, to determine whether it would be suitable for a national park, either seperately or in connection with the Rocky Mountain National park or the proposed Pikes ' Peak National park.” ! Following the receipt of the tele i gram from Mr. Downing yesterday a »communication was sent by Mr. Pence to Mayor Sharpley and the other city commissioners, urging the ! necessity of the appropriation] of i SIOO,OOO asked for by Commissioner! i Greenlee to construct a read to the ' proposed park.—Denver News. * * Tlie Observer has from time to time called the attention of its read ers to the secret conclave of Den ver’s recently imported automobile ’ faddists, who have no more concep | tion of what built and maintains ; their city, than a Zulu chief has of J the heavenly bedies. j This very section that Denver’s mountain park and motor club wish | to convert into an additional nation al park, has produced more than a ' half billion dollars in mineral wealth. It acted as wet nurse at Denver's j birth, stoed as godfather at its clirist ( ening into a village, nursed It with I •the wealth from cur mountains whenj it was a weakling, and our mineral wealth founded its U. S. mint. Let the mining interests withdraw the ] stream of gold that daily pours into her mint with all its attending in fluence, and Denver will wither and decay, her fine business blocks may still retain her “stool pigeons” to prt y upon the unsuspecting, but there will he no rich picking for their gaunt and emaciated form. Denver’s i • only manufacturing industry of note 1 is that derived from mining, and re-' move tills and tlie whole fabric col lapse’s. Her over-zealous people are ' not only nn enemy to herself, but to the whole stale, j The men of brains who* founded j tills great state, and who safely guid ,cd it through all the Intricate or deals incident to a new land, were residents of this section and rose to ! either national or state fame. This ! particular section which these "latter ! day saints” wish to isolate and rob j of its mineral wealth haw produc •ed 8 U. S. senators. 6 governors, sev ‘ oral congressmen, a V. S. judge and j hosts of brainy men who built wisely and well. Compare this array of tal ent and wisdom with those who are now engaged In pauperizing tho state by secretly conniving with the a’d of Denver’* daily press to have the government withdraw all its rich ■ mineral lands and convert them into national parks for the pleasure seek ing few, and you have Marik Twain’s comparison between the blooded stal lion and the long-eared jack. “iHow the mighty have fallen,” is an old and true proverb. When the master hand of the late Wm. N. By ers presided over the sanctum of the Rocky Mountain News, it was an empire builder. Under its pres ent management, it stands for all that is choatic and ignoble as evi denced by its sanction to kill the leading industry of the state by con verting the rich mineral lands into national parks. Colorado already has three Nation al parks. The Mesa Verde in the southwestern part of the state. Tlie Pikes Peak in the south eastern, and the Estes, or Rocky Mountain, in the northern part, and this should satis fy tlie most fastidious. The Mount Evans and Chicago Lakes section (al though undeveloped), is known to be a great gold country and in time will develop into another Cripple Creek, and it is the duty of every voter who has the goed of Colorado at heart, to protest against this unwise act, even though it has the sanction of the unknown Enos Mills. Let every mining town in the state call indignation meetings, and protest through our senators and con gressmen at Washington, against this ruinous evil that jeopardizes the greatest industry of the tsate. Think of it, the great mineral coun ties of Boulder, Gilpin, Clear Creek. Summit, Lake, Chafee, Park and Tel ler to be deprived of their wealth., simply to appease the wishes of a few automobile faddists, who do not know' the value of a good mine from that of a well developed ant-hill. SCHOOL NOTES (Eunice Edwards) The following program took place yesterday afternoon: Song. Five-Minute Discussion—Marion Har vey and Marion Whitman. Recitation —Archie Le Prouse. Piano Solo —Marjorie Sonne. Original Story—Luella Richards. Debate Affirmative Denisej O’Shea and Earl Kofford. Negative—Margaret Reilly and Ralph Griffin. Que-stion “Should girls go to col ; lege?” -Vocal Solo—Ruth Tomlinscn. j Recitation—Clarence Mcoberrv. | Newspaper—Ethel Dickerson. The visitors were: Mrs. Charles Richards, Misses Vera Goldherg, Mil dred Tamblyn, Lillian Hughes. The pupils being absent this week have been very numerous, even if there were only three days of school. Among those were: Evelene Ben nett, Myrna Davis, Luella Richards. Margaret Auger and MargaretGrutz maeher. A financial report of the entertain ment last Friday.night, may prove in teresting to some of the readers*: Receipts $ 74.50 Expenditures, crepe paper .45 l Tickets 600, (the Observer) 2.00. | Costumes and other expenditures3.oo ; Use of opera house 30.00, Total $ 35.45 Net proceeds $39.05 School closed ye terday for Thanks giving vacation. Rueben ought to go to Paris and , secure a position as a designer of new* creations. Probably he could in j troduce “Tunics of Sleeves.” j Arthur Most’s speeded horse ran I away yesterday and damaged the buggy. Mr. Most is now thinking of getting an automobile. Last Wednesday, being her birth day, a few of her friends very pleas antly surprised Mrs. Tillie S. Bond, at the home cf her daughter. Mrs. F. W. Bortagnolli. The afternoon was spent playing cards, after which a bounteous luncln provided by the guests was served. j Bruce Williams is anxious to re turn to the owner an overcoat which was substituted for his at tli© Sis ters’ fair thin month. Mr. Williams, being of rotund form, finds the coat he drr-vv a few inches short of over lapping in front. If his winter cov ering is returned, he agrees to smile complacently and ask no questions. The Tuesday Reading club will moot with Mrs. Ben. Thcmas, Tues day Nov. 30. iToll call, “Latest War News.” NUMBER 40 BLACK HAWK NEWS Mrs. Homer Lyman returned homo Wednesday from a visit to Denver. Otto Blake went to Denver Tues day, returning Wednesday evening. Mr. and Mrs. John Eatwell and daughter are spending! Thanksgiving with relatives in Longmont. They will be away until Sunday. Walter Payne went to Denver Sun day, returning Tuesday. Miss Hazel Kimball, daughter of the old gentleman, visited this week with W. G. Kriley and family. Miss Lucy Rasmussen is visiting her aunt and uncle, Mr. and Mrs. The*. Kofford. Mrs. Wm. James left Saturday morning for Oatman, Ariz., to join her husband, who is working there for W. F. Gray. Migs Margaret Grutzmacher went to Golden Wednesday morning to spend Thanksgiving with her sisters. Will Moyle and John Heppberger left Tuesday for Rollinsrille. Wm. Moyle has returned from Pac tolus, where he had been working for a dredging concern. Thos. Taylor left Saturday for In diana. Geo. Tomlinson has located a bunch of tungsten, north-east of the Seabird mine in Moon gulch. E. 3. Reed and wife left Silverton; Tuesday morning for Black Hawk, Colo. Mr. Reed has accepted a posi tion in G. Whitney Adams’ mill at that place as repair man. They ex pect to return to Silverton the fore part of May. Mr. Adams was for sev eral years a miner and prospector of this place.—Silverton Standard. Cultivate the habit cf church, at tendance. Make it a point to be at the church Sunday. Sunday) school meets at 10 a. m.; preaching servic es at 7:30 p. m. We are counting! on you. NOTICE OF ESSAY CONTEST At the Oakland meeting of tlie X. E. A. Association, it was decided to conduct two essay contests —one for adults and one for school children. The subject to be, “Thrift.” For adults, the contest will be man aged entirely by the office of the N. E. A. Those intending 1 to com pete should notify D. W. Springer, Ann Arbor, Michigan, secretary of the N. E. A. Association, not later than December first. The subject for adults is “Thrift,” with an out line of a method by which the prin ciples of thrift may be taught in our public schools. First prize is $750; the second $250, and the third. SIOO. For school children. The three best essays from each school on the subject of thrift will be sent to the county superintendent, who, in turn, i " ill select the five best essays from I the schools of the county and send j them to the state superintendent. I The state superintendent will send the ten best essays to the office of [ the X. E. A. The idea cf this con- I test for school children is to draw out their ideas on the subject with out any suggestion as to method by which the same should be treated. Essays are limited to 1,000 words. First prize $100; second, SSO; third. $25; to the writers of the fifth, sixth, seventh, eighth and ninth best es says. $lO each. For further informa tion. please see the County Superin tendent of Schools. The Bprworth League of the Metho dist church, have been busy this week sending out boxes of groceries and suit® of warm clothing to many of these who ha've been less fortunate, as a Thanksgiving offering. This Is u Christian sp'rlt. and the promoters of such a philanthropic act should be commended. They have followed in the wake of the lowly Nazarene, who went among the children of man, ever ready to do the kindly act and assist the erring and unfortunate, and as our blessed Saviour hath suid, ”It is more blessed to give than to re ceive,” those who lmve render ed assistance, should be entitled to wear a golden crown in that celestial city, where all worldly cares are for gotten. and where all that the soul [can conceive, shall be perfect bliss. To Rent —Elegant furnished room* for housekeeping. Hawley Block. 2t»