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SAGUACHE CRESCENT. VOL. XXI. NO. 49. SAGUACHE, COLORADO, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 5, 1901. WHOLE NUMBER 1089. COUNTY NEWS NOTES. re__ Furnished By Our Correspondents And Clipped From Exchanges. CRESTONE. Crestone Miner. A. Sievert departed for New Mexico this week where he may locate. The Boston-Cleveland mill is now run- ning in elegant trim. They save 85 per cent of the values. A gasoline engine was taken up to the Garfield mine Tuesday. They will put in two machiz,e drills. This company intend to get out ore and plenty of it. Major R. A. Mooney and George Hel- mick departed this week for Mr. Blanea, where they intend to spend several months on property owned by Major Mooney. Dr. H. Aaron Lord was a passenger on Wednesday morning's train bound for Denver, where he will eat Thanks- giving turkey with Mm. L. and little daughter. James McCormack was up from the Independent mine Monday and wept bitter tears at the parting of Dr. Pruett. Jimmy is a good boy and his ways are open as the mid-day sun, even if his hair is blue. Villa Grove. A pleasant dance at the hotel Thanks- giving night. Mrs. Corn Means was on the sick list a few days, but better again. Mr. "Eve" Bills and wife, of Poncha, returned to their home last Friday, after I a pleasant visit with relatives here. Mrs. Lyons of Saguache stopped in town one night, Sunday on her way home from Denver. Joe Wheatcroft of Bonanza was in town, Friday. A. J. Swartz, of Bonanza, met with quite a painful accident while in the Grove last Sunday, by having his horse step on one of his feet. Mrs. Schwackenberg, after a sojourn of nearly two months in Salida, returned to Villa Grove, where she will be pleased to again meet her old friends and pat- rons at her hostelry. Charlie Timney, of Bonanza, was in town one day last week. We regret to learn of the serious ill- ness of Mrs. Ross, (Mrs. Whiteman's mother), at her home in Fruits. X BON~kNZA. From Bonanza Bee. Senator Rowe of Creeds was in town Wednesday for a a few hours. W. J. Bennett came in Thursday from Denver for a few days on business. James Curtz of Silver Cliff came in Monday and will be in charge of the mining at the Rawley. The Erie is shipping some good ore this week. Clearing the ore house and taking advantage of the good roads. The Juretta tunnel is now under way We are informed by Supt. Wilson that two shifts will be at work after Dee. 1st. We learn from Supt. Tug Wilson that a new find of very high grade ore was encountered in a crosscut to the foot wal: in the Hortense. The camp is indebted to Saguacho ranchmen for several loads of very fine potatoes and if present demands con- tinue the valley products will find a ready home market. Brittle silver is reported to have been enconntered in a claim near the Eagle being worked by Messrs. Bharpe and Mullin. We were not informed as to the exact amount but infer from reports that it is in good quantities. The machinery for the Rawley mill is expected to arrive at Villa Grove next week when J. N. Coleman will start with two six horse teams hauling while the roads are good. The renege is figured at about 100. Klondike Camp. Special Correspondence. The camp is taking on a more lively appearance than it has for some time. Woods & Bryan have just completed the patent survey work on their prop- erties. Tom Noland & Co. have let a contract for sinking on the Alice lode, and expect to do other development work if the as- says prove satisfactory. There are several assessments being done by Mock Ellis, George Davis, and others. Some nice looking ore has been found west of the "Cabins" by George Davis. John MacKenzie, Sr.. has been elected to represent a Cripple Creek company, ae their general manager, for the purpose of prospecting and developing mines in this camp. John MacKenzie, Jr., who was former- ly assayer on the Vindicator mine, of Cripple Creek, will start an assay office within the next few days, where ores will be treated. The high yellow boots of the mining experts(?) are very much in evldeuce and it reminds one of Creeds and Cripple Creek in the early days. The building boom has not struck us yet but we are looking for it at any time. The Kh)ndike mine is not working a large force at present, but will probably increase the force in the next few day~ Weather forecast~ for Klondike: Cold feet and bad temper; also indications of Croup. SwLDo~. ALL OVER TltE STATE. The gold output from the Cripple Creek district during the month of November was $2,169,750. Arapahos county valuation is $157,- 149,061.76 and the county will therefore contribute somewhat over $682,000 for state purposes. While drilling an artesian well near La Junta Robert Piendarleigh, a farmer, struck a vein of coal five feet thick, eighty feet below the surface. The committee appointed by the re. publican Union club of Denver has drawn up a set of rules which it believes should govern the party. ........................ Attorney General Post celebrated his 70th birthday last Friday. He is still hale and hearty, and transacts a large amount of business every day. Thomas F. Welsh, owner of the Camp Bird mine at Carny, has filed 15 adverse suite against properties on which the Camp Bird Extension company has ap- plied for patents. Commander Booth-Tucker and his wife, Consul Emma Booth-Tucker, who are the leaders of the Salvation Army in the United States, will visit Denver the lith and 15th of this month. Coroner's jury in the case of the Smug- gler mine disaster at Telluride reported that "while we do not charge criminal negligence on the part of anyone, we find that the company had a very inex- perienced management on the grqund at the time of the accident." Former Governor Davis H. Waits fell dead at Aspen last Wednesday. The cause of his sudden demise is believed to hays been heart disease. He was well np to the moment when he fell down,and immediately expired. The governor was peeling an apple at the time. Dr. Pruett, a phy~cian who has been practicing at Crestone came to Creado yesterday for the purpose of looking over the ground with the view of locat- ing here and we learn today that he in- tends moving here the first of next week to make this his home.--Creeda Candle. Among the certificates of incorporation filed in the secretary of state's office last week we notice the following Creotone company: Sangra de Cristo Mining, Mill- ing and Leasing company; directors, {2. S. Van Doren, J. W. Kinzel, G. W. Rear- den; capital stock, $20,000; to operate in Saguache county. Prof. C. W. Wynn, the alleg~l discov- erer of the greatelt secret of the cen- turies, breathed his last immediately af- ter a critical surgical operation, which was performed at St. Jo~ph's hospital last Friday evening. The operation was made neceuary on account of strangula. ties of the intestine. The cases brought by Attorney Gen- eral Post against Sheriff Parr of Huer- lane county some time ego on charges of brutal treatment, interfering with the rights of American citizens and assault, have been dropped because of the failure of the prosecuting witness to appear. Mr. Parr was recently re-elected sheriff by a large majority. Since the beet harvest opened there has been shipped to the Lovelsnd sugar factory from Fort Collins 5,458,893 ltm. nr 2,700tons of beets. An equal num. be, of tons were shipped each from Bell- cue, Laporte and Timnath, making the total shipment from the Poudra valley to the Loveland factory about 10,000 tons or 450 car loads. eve, e400,000 has been paid by the owners of the beet sugar factories at Loveland, Rocky Ford, Sugar City and Grand Junction to the farmers of the territory surrounding the four places. It is estimated that when the season shall have closed $2,000,000 at the very least calculation will have gone in cash to the farmers of Colorado alone. A little excitement was aroused about nine o'clock last Sunday evening when two well known ladies of this vicinity raided the "joint" while in search of an erring husband and brother. The de- struction was pretty thorough and shows that the ladies have not studied the methods of Carrie Nation in vain. We congratulate them on the partial success of their efforts to demolish this den of iniquity.--Mosca Herald. William Rose walked out of the peni- tentiary last Thursday a free man, by the grace of a pardon granted by Gov- ernor Orman as a Thanksgiving offering. In a oommumcation sent to the warden of the penitentiary, the governor says it is granted because of the ~xemplary con- duct of the prisoner during his eigh~ years of service. Rose was sent up in 1894: from Denver for the murderer Mrs. Kuhu, a married woman with whom he wa~ intimate. ADJOININ(i COUNTIES. Doings Among Our Neighbors Ot Inter. est To Crescent Readers. Del Norte. san Juan Prospector. A game of basket ball Thanksgiving day between the Del Norte and Monte Vista teams, resulted in a tie, 15 to ]5. Jelse Brothers, a reformed newspaper man, was up from Monte Vista lasl Wednesday on a business tour. He is locking for a newspaper location. It is reported that the Woods Invest- ment company, of Colorado Springs will soon assume charge of certain Embargo property and do considerable develop- ment work. , HOOPER. From Beeper Press. Frank Hiner took a load of supplies to Liberty Monday and remained to move the Frazier mill from Pole creek to the mine of the Blanca Mutnal company on Sand creek. Ralph Rowan, A. O. Cocperider and the Mi~ea Rosebrough, Hall and Lewis ate Thanksgiving dinner with Saguacbe friends and expect to enjoy the hospital- ity of friends until Sunday. W. W. Wyland one day last week killed the large bear that for a number of years has been playing havoc with young stock in the vicinity of La Garita and Carnero creeks. Mr. Wyland did not see the bear until very near him and a battle en- sued. It is stated that bruno dressed 600 pounds and was disposed of to a Monte Vista merchant for the neat sum of $75.00, Mr. Wyland retaining the skin for a rug. Monte Vista. Monte Vista Journal The broad gauge will not "be pushed beyond Del Norte this winter on account of a lack of rafts. R. M. Phillips, who is rusthng hard to regain the fortune of which the alkali robbed him, went out and took Thanks- giving dinner with his wife. The bulk of the wheat raised in this vicinity has been sold at 85 cents. Last year it brought 75 cents. The yield this season was unusually small. Will C. Kennedy and family left Tues. day night for the Yakima valley in Washington where he owns 40 acres of valuable land near the town of Sunny Side. Land in that valley is worth from $30 to $300 an acre. Mr. Kennedy says a man can make a good living there on ten acres and put money in the bank be- sides. It is 150 miles from the sea coast. It is good loll for fruit, hops, alfalfa and general farming. ALAMOSA. Alamosa Journal. Frank Webster is quite ill at his home --overwork. Mrs. W. E. Cox will spend the winter with her parents at Phillipeburg, Kas. The Oliver opera house is nearing com- pletion and[will have an opening the first part of December with a first class company. Luther Norland finished building a private telephone line Monday morning for the Wallano Bros. from La Jars to the Alamosa mill, where they will con sect witb their private wire to Monte Vista and Hoopor. Alamosa Courier. Mr. and Mrs. Fred Greening returned home on Tuesday morning from a visit of several days in Denver. Joe Ashley was arrested by Marshal Myers on Wednesday on the charge of larceny of about $25 from Byron Nash, a stranger who came in from Villa Grove and stopped at the old Wetzel house. Scenery for the new Oliver opera house arrived on Monday. Mr. Bowers, ad- vance man for Richard & Pringle's min- strels helped to unpack and examine the property. He says this scenery is equal to anything he ever saw in any town four times as big as Alamosa and fully! as good as that in most first class opera! houses in large cities. PUS[ GSARr CR[[:AM C ," TARTAR POWD~'R, "DI L' Highest Honors, World's Fair Gold Medal, Midwinter Fair &void Ebtklng Powders containing ~Imm. '4m~ Itt'e ~ttrioU to h~Ith THE TOWN WE LIVE IN. Saguache, we believe, is the oldest town in the San Luis valley, unless it may be some of the Mexican plazas in Conejos and Costilla counties. It is also the prettiest town in the valley, espec- ially in the summer time, with its wide smooth streets, lined" with ditches full of clear mountain water and with shade trees along the streets and in the yards, that are the admiration of our people as well as visitors to the town. The matter of setting out trees along new streets and replacing dead ones where already plant- ed, and of cleaning the ditches and streets, is attended to r, gularly every ! spring. We have a~public park also, that may be a pleasure and a benefit to the town some day if improved and oared for as it should be, but so far it has re- ceived no great attention. Our public buildings--court house, public and high schools, are each situat- ed in the center of a full block of land, and each of these places are receiving some attention every season. Our peo- ple generally take a pride in fixing up and keeping their yards in nice shape, planting trees, shrubbery and flow- ers, and making lawns. The town has a good trade, low taxes but plenty of money, and a lot of wide awake, progressive people. But we are certainly behind many of the valley towns in the way of public utilities and conveniences which we ought to have, and I believe can have, if the subject is agitated and talked up by our citizens. I will mention two or three things that we lack and which all up to date towns have. First we ought to have some kind of a volunteer organization for fighting fire. Of course the town has been lucky in not having any bad fires for several years, but they are sure to occur sooner or lat- er, and it is heat to "prepare for war in time of peace." At present we have ab- solutely no fire protection, no fire com- pany, not even a bucket brigade. Then we need some kind of water works that will insure us an ample and convenient supply of water for use in case of firs, for drinking and household purposes without fear of fever germs and for filling a sprinkling cart which is sure to come before long. Auother public convenience, although not so necessrry aa the ones mentioned, still one that is very useful and that gives to a town an air of life and pro- gross, is a lighting plant. An outside man is now figuring on putting in an electric lighting plant, either with capi- tol made up by a homo company or with his own money, and we believe that this will be the first public benefit that we will get. Then our park ought to receive more attention in the fntnre than in the past. Different varieties of trees and shrubs should be planted and well cared for. The alfalfa now growing, that is not gen- erally considered a good lawn grass, should be replaced with a more suitable variety. Benches ahould be placed at convenient points about the park, and a stand erected for the use of our band. These, and many other conveniences and benefits, we may have if our citizens but once get to work in the right way. We do not expect them to all come at once, but we should strive to steadily ad- vance, for if we try standing still we will surely drift backward. Private Lighting Plant. Dr. Melvin, who is always progressive and up to date, and believes in hawng the best things going, last week pet in an acetylene gas lighting plant at his place. The generating machine, con- sisting only of a galvanized tank as large as a small barrel, with a smaller tank in- side, to hold the gas and water respect- ively, and with a cover that reminds oneI of a big milk can, working up or down inside the tank as required, that holds the carbide, and it is the co~,nection of this material wi~h.the water that makes the gas. A small electric light is estab- lished near the tank, so that it is not necessary to have au open light where it might be dangerous should the tank or pipes leak. From this tank the gas is piped to the several rooms in his dwell- ing and to his offices. Fourteen lights have been put in of 25 candle power each. The cost for one light is about 6 cents for too hours, and as the machine re- quires scarcely any attention, the expense of maintenance m very low, considering the quality and convenience of the light. The light produced by this gas i~ soft and essy to the eyes, not white like a gasoline light, nor yellow like coal gas, but is more like sun light. The entire c,s: of the plant set np ready to work is ,nly about $100, and if it proves as satis- factory as we believe it will, others in town wilt probably put them in. Wm. t~. W;,rd, who has had considerable ex- pe:ience in ,~ttiug tit) liuhting plants daritJg the past two years, assisted the doc!,w in trotting in the plant. 0. 0. Tqlu W~r~. ud ~y ofltto~ Juai~ Take advantage of our annual fall (;ash CLEAi IN6 6ALE For next ten days. 600de s01d at treat discounts. COME EARLY. 8.A. ', MOFFAT, COLORADO. i New(ioodsArfivintDaily i Ladies' and Children's Jackets and Capes Latest Styles, Lowest Prices. CLOTHINC Men's and Boys Suits that are made to Fit, in Stylish Mixed and Plain Goods of all Grades. U d For All and in all Grades, 11 (~F~V~&F gives a iittle idea of our supply. Dress 6oods In every Shade. Weave and Text(~r~, of tim Seasons Output, at Prices tha~ none can compete with. SHOES That Wear and made on Lasts that Fit the Feet, in sizes to Fit the Little Tot to the Largest Person, gives but a vague idea of this Department. GRO( ERIES We have just received nearly a Car Load of Groceries and Canned Goods and can supply with Fruits in their Season. The Beckley Packint House. i i ! LAWRENCE & WILLIAMS 30 Stoves I. Stock Star Estate Ranges, Wilson Heaters, , Cook Stoves,. All sizes and prices. - Zincks, Pipes, &c. J. J, Keller. The New k We wish to call yo~r atten- tion to the fact that we carry in stock a complete line of ST. CLAIR RANGES and HOT BLAST HEATERS, also all kinds of BUILDERS HARDWARE, WINCHES- TER RIFLES, AMMUNI- TION, SASH, DOORS, and all grades of LUMBER, PAINT, OIL and VARNISH.