This is a transcript of the 1900 diary of Thomas W Roberts while he lived in Russell Gulch, Colorado, and was married to Elizabeth Hughes Jones Roberts (she is our ancestor). Thomas Roberts died in 1901 from a mining accident. This diary was in the possession of Patricia Marie Jones Harris. Transcribed by her daughter Judith Renee Harris Stopper.
There are just a few comments where he (Thomas W Roberts) mentions some bickering neighbors or bad behavior. When I was in Central City at the courthouse I noticed a glass display case with all kinds of little ledgers or diaries and wondered what in the world could be wonderful in them for me.
Spelling has been left as written.
* means I'm not sure of the word
Thos. W. Roberts
My Name is Thos. W. Roberts
My Address is Russell Gulch
Gilpin Co Colo Box 23
In case of accident or serious illness please notify
THINGS TO BE REMEMBERED.
The make of my Bicycle is _________
The number on the case of my Watch is 589012
adjusted B W Raymond
The number of the works is No 78 3036
The number of my Bank Book is ________
My Weight was __or is now about__
On this Jan 13th 1900 from 135 to 140
and my Height _5 ft_ feet _6_ inches
Size of my Hat _6x7x8_ Gloves_____
" Hosiery_ 7 ______Collar__15 ½ (or "16")
" Cuffs___________Shoes_ 6__
" Shirt __ 15 Drawers _______
Ther. 4 Mon. Jan. 1, 1900 Wea. fine
Hugh Williams and Louis Shafter commence working on the Gold Standard and Gol Bell on the Fall River Side fine weather for it Great Ball at the Odd Fellows Hall by the O.D.F. Will and Annie an children came up and Spend the evening and Mrs. Oliver went down Gulch to Stevens Bros. Great time at the Ball every Body had a good time well pleased with it. work on the Gold Standard by Hugh Williams
Ther. Tues. Jan. 2, 1900 Wea.
Willey and Ms. Oliver went to Central Willy got over Shoe and i was taken down the Boards off of R. O Hughes windows fixing up the Boards by Will House it was a fine weather for this time of year work on the Gold Banner and Gold Standard by By Williams and Louis Shafter
Ther. Wed. Jan 3, 1900 Wea.
Mrs. went to Central to put the Deeds in the Bank the Randolph and Eldorado Lodes and came Home in good time and bring Willy 50 marbles for staying Home and went to School. look like storm but it didn't Nettie Palarieo was very Sick turn*ing black work not he Gold Standard by Hugh Williams and Louis Shafter on the Gold Banner.
Ther. 3 Thurs. Jan. 4, 1900 Wea. fine
Hugh Williams was up after Powder for the Gold Banner look great deal like Storm Raising two Smoke Stack on the West Topek Mine Mr. Smith and other man was up in Delawar Mine Snow about ½ inch Hugh Williams and Lou Shafter wa working on the Gold Banner. and others belong to This W Roberts Geo Grinsley moved to RO Hughes
Ther. Fri. Jan. 5, 1900 Wea. Very fine Day warm
fixing up the Coal Shide by the Cabin great Visit over Mr. Bennett Mrs. Shawl and children and Mrs. Joheny Williams and children two Men peddling Pictures Parties moved to Ed Davies House from Neavadville Snow was melting fast today. Hugh Williams and Lou Shafter working on the Gold Banner Lodes
Ther. Sat. Jan. 6, 1900 Wea. Very fine Day wind chilly
Miss Sarah Morgans and Mrs. Ed. Griffin and Mrs. Marguritte Rodda came up to see us Hug Williams and Lou Shafter brought the tools Home from the Gold Banner and Gold Princess claims the Last work for them in about 6 days in Fall River and one for Hugh Williams on the Randolph Extension and two for Lou this will finnies up the night Shift for 2 weeks.
Ther. 1 Sun. Jan. 7, 1900 Wea. fine Very fine Day
Hugh J. Williams was up had my Hair Cut and Evan P Owens was over for a while also Will was going up the Delaware with two or 3 Saw to have them fix file up. We took a trip over to the Grave Yard to see Monumant of the late Mr. and Mrs Eavns*(Earns?) Festininog Leo Jones and Mr Griffiths was up the Gulch when we was going over to the Graveyard Willey was long with us no Snow on the ground good many out for a Walk.
Ther. m Mon. Jan. 3, 1900 Wea. Fine Day
Mrs. John Williams was up this evening Flora went down with Her Mrs Washing but not a very good day to dry nother Boiler went to West Topeka this make the third one beside the old one Big expences going on round John Stevens bring new Bucket Back instead of the old they had we bought Perfume from Bertha Lewies 10.cts Geo Grisley is going over Naveada very day with his Wife he is night shift and she is afraid to stay in the House alone
Ther. 3 Tues. Jan 9, 1900 Wea. fine Snow about 1 inch this morning but it was very fine for this time of the year took lot of timber down Topeka Mine before taking up track by the 7th Level Hugh Williams got the loaction of the Gold Banner Lode and we was fixing it West Virginia Lode 5816* Patent jion*ing Will came up after coal and Willey was lost over in Mr Mitchell GranMa went down on a Run Granma was over Ms. Kline i went over to Mr Stanfield name of No5826 West Virginia see some track round the Mill
Ther. 7 Wed. Jan. 10, 1900 Wea. Cold until about 2 or 3 o Clock Mrs. went down store Send the money to Henry O Walker for Recording the claims James Chelaw was round bought two Pair Stocks and 3 handckey and Dress Calicaco for Granma and ordor pair of Shoe for Mrs. Jimmey* had Buggy to Carrie Starting the Compresors on the Topeka West we heard the noise when i was writing this fine moon light at this time of writing Dixion lost champion ship last night
Ther. Thurs. Jan. 11, 1900 Wea. not so bad this morning but Towards night it turn cold and windy very cold. the coldest we had this year. or Fall Jhoney Bring Willey Home it was to windy for he to come alone Will took the Trunk down to his House GranMa was down Mrs. John H Williams mending fixing on the East Side of Shaft putting in timber Mrs. Williams an Eliza was over few minutes windy tonight Weds Aspen Man Mr Albert Garland of Aspen and Miss Clara Morgan of Central City - united in marriage
Ther. Fri. Jan. 12, 1900 Wea. Cold this morning but no snow Drilling Machines was going allright today Mrs. went down to Mrs John H Williams to Patch up very good weather towards evening nice for this time of the year Drum come to West Topeka Mr Shawl had coal and horse was hurt Fall on the ice Lot of Stuff coming up to the Topeka right a long but will be an end before long
Ther. Sat. Jan. 13, 1900 Wea. Very far day windy
Pay Day on the Topeka Mine my check was $75.00 3 per day and Mrs went down gulch right away after Supper to have cash and Bought Willey overhaul and bring home candy Flora was up looking if Willey was Home Boys was carrying Some iron from here Flora brought candy up Sunday morning for Willey She was up before Willey was Dress. Johny Nichole started Bossing. Shift Boss on 11 o clock Shift to night Topeka Thos Turner going on the Drill
Ther. Sun. Jan. 14, 1900 Wea.
Hugh J. Williams was up to Settled about the work done on the Gold Standard and Gold Banner Gold Bell and Gold Stone Gold Princess Lodes Hugh Williams was Paid $20.75 and Loue Shafter $16.00. and Evan Williams $2.50 Lou work on the West Randolph 2 days and Evam Williams one day I and Mrs. went over towards Eldorado fine day no wind See the Topeka Buildings Mr Shawl Paid Rent R O Hughes House $8.00 Ms John Williams was up also E P Owens was over a while Geo Bennett hirt his foot 3 clock shift.
Ther. Mon. Jan. 15, 1900 Wea. snow Snow about Noon Gran Ma washing Willey went to Shcool and bought gloves for carrying Mail Gran Ma said He could have some Mr. Williams bring Old country Paper to see about War in Africka Quiet 3 o'clock to day most every Body work 8 hour shift was over to see Mr Bennett Strain his foot last night Lot of work on the West Topeka on Top good many Traming* today
Ther. Tues. Jan. 16, 1900 Wea. Cold and Windey but not much Snow this morning Wiley went to School Mrs Bennett went to Central for trail (trial) of the Cow with Pleshek They had one before in the Fall Horse with the Saddle Run round all day and lat night Mrs Williams was down Gulch bring Mail big Vein in Cross Cut in Loutus 30 ft wide Republican Denver News good ore in Spice payment
Ther. Wed. Jan. 17, 1900 Wea. Snow some this morning but it didn't snow much but not so bad a day Teams Hauling from Delaware 3 this evening with Load Willey and Johney Trebilcock Playing making a big noise Gran Ma was Mad with them work on the Building coal come for Phelps Phelps put some things in the Cabin Mrs. was over Mrs Williams with something write letters too R. O. Hugh W O Edwards' tonight
Ther. Thurs. Jan. 18, 1900 Wea. Fine Day - extra fine lot of lagging Poles and Stulls came down and we was taking them off with the Skip'o Mr James Schlew was over tonight Mrs bought Corset $1.00 Stocks for her and Willey two Pair each 50 for the 4 Phelps moved to the Grand Palace H Keys' Hauling from the Delaware Annie went down Gulch Joh H Williams was sick wasn't up to the Mine Bossing Send PO order by E P Owens to R. O Hughes WO. Edwards $8.00 Each
Ther. Fri. Jan. 19, 1900 Wea. Fine Day getting down Timbers before the would brake up the Track making a switch by the West Topeka Shaft Mrs. went down to Fiesbel* and got a Low Pair of Shoes Elizabeth Williams and Minnie Trebilcock was Dress in Mens Clothes come after Dark and nock at the Door Mrs went after Willey down Home Parties moved to Alx* Klien old House a few days ago Teams Hauling from Delaware Mine Case of M Pleshek C G Leeling Possession of a Cow Pleshek lost cast (case) $700 hundred
Ther. Sat. Jan. 20, 1900 Wea. Extra fine day working on Top unloading Bricks* and afternoon dig for foundation for Powder House Carpenters work on the assey office or they say the are going to have one and Stone Mason Building under the Building it is a great expences. Sunday, Mr. and Mrs. Leabioth Jones come up also E P Owens E Evans and Children Mr. Phelps was over for a while i was over Mr E. P Owens Cabin Willey went to Sunday School. fine day
Ther. Sun. (crossed out and wrote Monday)
Jan. 21, 1900 Wea. fine Day and a great day, we had a strike on the Topeka Miners and Machine men and we did come to terms i was working on top digging a Ditch for the Powder House John Williams Building a Powder House we had a great time for a while but it did end all right for Luck made a mistake of this put down Monday instead of Sunday. Sunday was a a very fine day take it all through Parties moved to Dollars House Saturday and was here after water*
Ther. Mon. Jan. 22, 1900 Wea. fair this was put down for Sat Extra fine Day working on Top unloaded Brick and didding a Foundation for Powder House an the Balance carrying Lumber round Richardson was Sick to day allright. Good many round for the Stricke lot of Men out of work all through the County Richardson and Tounsend went to Denver; on a Bussnis Ms. Richardson was here Mrs Gray was round Collecting money for Mr and Mrs John Martin He is not well has'ent able to work got like the Balance of Miners Diease
Ther. Tues. Jan. 23, 1900 Wea. Fine Day blowing Litter in the Morning and towards noon warm until night Big Crowds looking for work all day long and we was deeding a Ditch towards the Powder House Bebbe was biggest part of the time some of the Paper Harnnegicvs went Home Quiet N O #24* Fanney Joyce went to Boulder after Carrie and Children they have being Sick there for a long time went with the morning train leaves Central 7 A M had to leave there before daylight daylight about 7 AM
Ther. Wed. Jan. 24, 1900 Wea. Cold day windey rather rough to Stand out to work moved the Mazarine* West of the Building and Short Ore and then help with the Powder House Put Sheet Iorn on and fill up. behind with dirt. Building Chimney the Brick layers on the Asseys Office and Putting on Paper on the Side Mrs was over Mrs. Klein also Ms John H Williams and is bring Home for Willey the Plates the Put on the paper Tommy Williams and Pugh Morgan Bill Noye came up an got their time check going to Cripple Creek
Ther. Thurs. Jan. 25, 1900 Wea. Cold for a while in the Morning and then towards evening we was putting Sheet Iorn on the Powder House it was a cold Job take it all through J H Rily* was up the Delawar and Smith with few more we are work on Top so far east* Geo Bennett working again started yesterday Tom Turner came after his time carpenters putting in Windows and working on the Office. Carrie and Fanney came Home this evening from Boulder City after being there good while
Ther. 11 Fri. Jan. 26, 1900 Wea. Rather cold but is wasent not so bad making Boxes for Ditch and packing ashes tae fill it up E P Owens West Topeka John H Williams with the Powder House Roberts was over for a while this evening talk is they start up before long. Will fetch Willey up this evening rather windy to night Lunching Renolds one of convict at Cannon City He was cought at Florance and Bring to Cannon City 4 Eskape after Killed the Gaurd about 1 o clock at night
Ther. Sat. Jan. 27, 1900 Wea. Cold Day very Cold to work outside fixing up the Dicth for the Powder House Help to onload two Wagon Load of 6 inch Air pups for Compressor for the East Shaft Mr Phelps come Home from Denver Mr Richardsen was up today Ms J H Williams was up and Ms was over Ms Williams Mr Silverman was round. Start too Snow about 9 Clock tonight but it didint Snow much about 2 inches but it was most too clod to Snow much
Ther. Sun. Jan. 28, 1900 Wea. About two inches of Snow and cold windy it was the coldest day we had So far this winter Mr. Phelps was over awhile this morning Daniel Evans was up for a while and then went over to Virginia Mine Willy and Flora was here Playing all the afternoon good many was working on the Topeka today Will cleaning the Boiler on the Delaware MINE Thos Turner come up last night Married in Denver City Thursday night toe Annie Keasts or Mrs. Mellous.
Ther. Mon. Jan. 29, 1900 Wea. Snow some it was a rough day take it all through and we finnest the Ditch for the Pipe to the Powder House and Steam was turn on allright in the afternoon Willy went too School Stop some that was working down below on the Air Drills Joe Kittige was the Helper and Started to Snow to night but not a great deal the wind and cold was the worst of it
Ther. Tues. Jan. 30, 1900 Wea. Will Sterns Brok his leg this morning comeing Home from work Horse fell on him Stormey and cold too cold for us to work Sam Roberts Broke his finger clean off Mrs. Carrie Hughes was up washing tio* Mrs Williams Bougt* things from Peddler about $1.00 worth Hauling from the Delaware look like storm again it was the coldest day we had this winter to rough to work outside Mrs went down to Will to see how Hazel his but she is Sick ate
Ther. Wed. Jan. 31, 1900 Wea. Cold this Morning very cold for 2 or 3 hours and then it was a very fair Day finest the Powder House put Dirt Floor in it John Williams Home haveing some of his teeth pull out Sherman Harris in Denver since Monday See John Stevens on my way Home after haveing returned first class $57.00 and Second $20.00 clear of everything not so bad Phelps moved toward Pine Creek
Ther. Thurs. Feb. 1, 1900 Wea. not so bad in the morning but after Dinner it did turn cold i was wheeling coal in and Pileing up old Lumber that was round. S. Harris come Home from Denver Engine broke on the Delaware John Williams Home Sick carpenters putting on siding Engine Room and Door Between boiler and Engine Room Boy Born to Mr. and Mrs. John L. Hughes Dr Moore attended the Sick Both doing well at present.
Ther. Fri. Feb. 2, 1900 Wea. Not so very Bad day Cold and little wind digging a Room Tank and a then John Nichlos said that i was through for a while that he would let me know when there is a chance again Putting down 3 inch Pipe down Shaft Noon: hours E P Owens working on Hugh J Williams was up for a while Willy got Shaken up was a Bad Boy when Mr Williams was in. A Ittilian Lady died live below Hugh Hughe House Baby living well and doing well
Ther. Sat. Feb. 3, 1900 Wea. Starting a New Hole on the West Deleware Lode in the Gulch or near the Gulch rather a rough day but it wasn't a Bad digging Hug J Williams went to Central too try and see Roberts about the Lease Mr McKinley was talking about a Lease Hugh J Williams didn't see Mr Roberts to day He wasn't Home No Snow today ground baer Klondike Joe an Ms Biffesover* got married they staid at Alen Klien this evening
Ther. Sun. Feb. 4, 1900 Wea. Very nice day only Little cold no Snow Mrs. Williams was up after Hugh J Williams Sherman Harris went to Denver City. Funeral of the Italian Lady to day in Central City. Will and Family went to Sunday School working Sundays on the Topeka Mines so far good many went to Church tonight. Mrs. Williams went down Gulch tonight
Ther. Mon. Feb. 5, 1900 Wea. Burt Beall come after water it was Snowing and Stormey all Day and cold Start to work on the Virginia in 3 60 contract $3.50 per foot very far ground too Start with. Wash Day but didn't Dry them the last two or 3 times Willey Sick today Headache didn't go too School. Mrs. Hoskins was over too talk about R. O Hughes Lower House Mr. Shawl is working night Shift first for a long while Starting Point for us 19? ft. 6 inches an the Croun Point Virginia
Ther. Tues. Feb. 6, 1900 Wea. Rather cold in the morning but not so bad day Crown Point Virginia Co was up today and the was well please with it going to make a skip or sripe* Road of it Bought a Mill in Idaho Springs J Nichols told E. P Owens for me to come too work and i decied to Stop on the Virgina for a while one Man Quiet on the Virgina Mrs. Bray was visit Will Faimly Thos. Hughes and Owen was up after water E P Owens was over to see if i was going in the Morning.
Ther. Wed. Feb. 7, 1900 Wea. Snow some all Day Charles Allen Shot his wife and Daughter in Black Hawk and then himself his Daughter is Dead. Mrs Williams Cow had a calf early this Morning Evan Williams got 3 Drills about two 2 foot Long Ms. thought that the Delaware was on Fire but it wasn't only Steam gauge Blowing off Will went up to see about it Some of the Topeka Co was up for a Short Visit Ms was down Mrs. John Williams Scandnevin Start up too day up on Quartz Hill. Mr. Harris come up from Denver this morning Train_
Ther. Thurs. Feb. 8, 1900 Wea. Cold day this Morning and I wasn't working had Headache Mr Beal an This Hughes was up with 10 Lbs Bucket James Schlew was round Peddling and had Histroy of Africa but didit take Ordor the Lady that was Shot in Black Hawk Died to day and they took the Husband to Denver for Safe Keeping. Mrs. was down Will and Ms John Williams
Ther. Fri. Feb. 9, 1900 Wea. Very fair day Cold in the morning but in the afternoon very good we was working outside for the Co fixing up the water Boxes the water was Running down the Road Albert Lintz had his fingers smash the first half Shift he work H P Lowe was up he was in Harris when we come by Will Sterns had his Leg set again he broke two Bones the didit Set but one. Received a letter from W. O Edwards Sweet Home.
Ther. Sat. Feb. 10, 1900 Wea. Pay day on the Topeka Received $75.00 dollars Mr. Shawl Paid Rent for R O Hughes House $8.00 also Ms Bennett Paid Rent to W O Edwards $8.00 lost half a day on the Virgina to go and get check on the Topeka Mr H P Lowe was round and then went over to Virgina Cannon Idaho Springs Abraham Mitchell Quiet on the Topeka on account of only was getting $2.75 per Day instead $3.00 per Day Alva is Sick but it is getting better Mrs. Hoskins complein of the House being Cold John Nichloes of the Topeka is Sick in Bed with Thypoid Fever-
Ther. Sun. Feb. 11, 1900 Wea. fine day in the Morning but towards night it did Snow look like if we was going to have a Big Snow Bert Beall was up after water with a 10 Lbs Bucket Ms John Williams was up this evening Alva is getting Better Slow Mr W Mellow girl had two doctors Lilley Evans bring the milk the first time since the cow. is fresh . this time Will went down the Gulch to help Geo Stevens with the Palace Hotel E P Owens had a good many visiters Will got the Rep* Show* took it with him down Gulch
Ther. Mon. Feb. 12, 1900 Wea. Little Snow about 3 or 4 inches of it cold this evening James Schlew bring Pair of gloves 90cts good ones very warm work in the Drift contract comences Haul Ore from the Crown Point Virgina Johney Doe has got the contract hauling it too Idaho Springs Fred Richards was hurt on the head he was trying to go up Man way Air Drills wasent working on the Topeka no coal there meet Thos Pate's going to work first time in long while Freeland Extenson is closed down where Chal Rice was Bossing.
Ther. Tues. Feb. 13, 1900 Wea. Snow some all Day but not a great Deal. Abe Mitchell and R. Baten was looking at the Wings in 460 Hugh O Williams has'ent working the Supt. was down to day. Mrs. Mitchell and children was over Ms Williams rather hard walking to come Home Tonight on account of Snow Ms Lewies was up with the Team from Ranch The Air compressor wasent working the Last 3 Days on the West Topeka no coal for it. Tamey Williams came Home from Cripple Creek this evening
Ther. Wed. Feb. 14, 1900 Wea. Snow today it is about 6 inches but not So Cold Hugh J Williams wasent working today the Co. was up the Delaware James Schlew and 2 Men from Denver was up Croun Point Virgina looking for Lease and so forth Will bring up Leggings to go throught Snow Willey couldit go to School to much Snow John Sutton was buried to day. Old Piooner 59-er hauling ore from the Virgina. Alva is getting better those Days.
Ther. Thurs. Feb. 15, 1900 Wea. Snow very near all day it is a hard road to go over Virgina Mine two men from Idaho Springs going in the contract with Hugh Williams on the winye* Daniel Evans fixing the Shaft great deal of today good many men round looking for working hauling Ore to Idaho Springs
Ther. Fri. Feb. 16, 1900 Wea. Very Stormey Day wind blowing very hard at times and cold one of the coldest we had this winter it has storm Since Monday and told the roughest week we had this winter Richard Hughes was Hauling Ore with Sledge too much Snow for Wagens it made a hard walking to work
Ther. Sat. Feb. 17, 1900 Wea. Cold this morning but walking wasent not so bad and long about noon it was very Bad and about quieten time nice weather only snow on the ground about 2 feet up in Pine Creek Hugh Williams and Tomey work in the winge* to day and we are going in the morning or tomorrow night
Ther. Sun. Feb. 18, 1900 Wea. Nice Day but some Snow on the ground i went up with Mr McKinley Mr Beal to see the Randolph working night Shaft Starting a Winye* in the 460 the are in a hury for it too get Air* prize* 4.25 per foot Alva Flora was up while Papa was up making fire up Delaware Mine Thought good Today Willey went to Sunday School air compresor wasent working on the Topeka no more Sunday Works only the East Shaft
Ther. Mon. Feb. 19, 1900 Wea. Nice Day but it dont Dry the clothes very good Mr Shawl went east on Mining Bussens today Early this morning Doc Paul and an Expert is up in the Delaware examening the Mine Mrs went down Gulch to Pay W G Evans for assesment work on the Ffestiniog* Gray look some like Storm Beall after Water Ms Oliver was round collecting for the Preacher E P Owens give a Dollar Horse that Doc Paul had broke the strap and Bertha coat him juist in time
Ther. Tues. Feb. 20, 1900 Wea. Cold Day but clear. Sun shine Samuel Hughes was round after Ordors Mrs went down Mrs Williams and Will Geo Stevens going back on the Lease on the Gem by the Stewart Great Stormy of wind and Snow when i was coming home it was a hard time to make it from the maine road and it was a good thing it was moon light Men from Central Starting in the 360 Drift where we was_.
Ther. Wed. Feb. 21, 1900 Wea. Stormey this morning but towards noon it wasent very Bad Mr Shawl hasent going East ate he is wating on some papers and then he will go Willey didint go to School to Stormey weather for him Man round with Medicine he has had being in the Cuba War Put up the Windless tonight on the night Shift haiost water in the Shaft 8 hour Shift to go down to 600 hundred
Ther. Thurs. Feb. 22, 1900 Wea. Fine Day for this time of the year Opening of the New Court House in Central by given a Washaington Birth-Day. Dance Piooners Great time Mrs down J H Williams finnes fixing the Leggings. Mrs Brought a Rapper from the dutch Lady that comes round with Her Daughter got Letter from Minneapolis W H Hughes Mother hurt Her Leg great trouble Hayes and Wheeler Burned down. Powder Explosion by the Boiler
Ther. Fri. Feb. 23, 1900 Wea. Fine day again Snow 2 Clock this morning when we was coming Home night Shift it was rough too Mr Seymour round for Ordors Willey wanted a Rope him and Alva Granma quarling about the rope. Great Excitment the Crown Point Virgina Burn down and Hugh Williams Dan Williams and Me was down Shaft Big crowd was round the Building when we came up Willey and Granma was crying and Holering though Shurer we was gone
Ther. Sat. Feb. 24, 1900 Wea. Cold and cloudy look like Storm Wm Shawl went East on Minning Bussness St Louis Dan Evans was up tonight and Said that they was going to fix up again rightaway as soon as things would come round Insuranc Co Wiley come Home in good time he was a good Boy Johney Williams was over to see the ruins of Virgina Mine
Ther. Sun. Feb. 25, 1900 Wea. Rather cold day but not so bad Willey went to Sunday School Moss bring the Mail one Letter from Geo Seigrest E P Owens was over a while in the after noon Granma was down to Will after Willey. The Engine come too the Virginia after the fire only one temperey one until they will be fix up and then get things in good Shape
Ther. Mon. Feb. 26, 1900 Wea. Hugh Williams come up an cut my hair Mrs Thos Parry come and see Mrs after the Virginia fire Mrs E Evans and two children was up working on the West Randolph Shaft by the Gulch down about 7' or 8' feet Snow at present. But it didint Snow much Joh H Williams Sick Ms was down tonight to Ms Williams wich was sick with Headache Elicetrical light on the Trail Between Topekas
Ther. Tues. Feb. 27, 1900 Wea. Putting the windless on the West Randolph by the Gulch moved some down from above Snow some but not much Hugh Williams was up looking round Daniel Evans was up this evening Beal was up today after water Hugh J Williams was up Delaware. Loade of Coal went to Mr Robin by the Gulch Shaft. Alva was up and start for the Delaware Maneger Towenson is out of the Topeka Mine and they will have a New one some Said John Nicholls
Ther. Wed. Feb. 28, 1900 Wea. Cold this morning but not so Bad day after all put a Blast in the West Randolph had a big rock 3 Italians dress partly in women clothes they was drink had a carivanal in the old country. Ms was down J H Williams for a while James Schlew and his mother was up Visiting Mrs John Williams Mrs Shawl Boys round the Mill after Rabbits. D Moelburey child small one not over 2 or 3.
Ther. Thurs. Mar. 1, 1900 Wea. Italian Hurt in Waratoga Blast went off. hands and feet bruised Bad found the Vain on West Randolph in the Gulch Shaft Daniel Evans was up tonight want to work on the Virginia tomorrow. E. P. Owens home Sick Bertha Lewies went to Central too work March come in not so bad windey that was all. Lady come to see Mrs Williams about Book agent. Stop good maney on the Topeka only few working beside the Shaft East Shaft.
Ther. Fri. Mar. 2, 1900 Wea. Starting to work in the Virginia after the fire working for the Co on Top Carries the Sheet Iorn and wheeling Dirt that was on the Platform Engine starting to work some too See how it would go very warm to day water running in Streem all over Come Home after the Jack. Plain. Mrs Williams going down Gulch
Ther. Sat. Mar. 3, 1900 Wea. Funreal of Ms and Mr D Mooberry child 4 months old Big funeral for a child fine Day Putting Rowlers in the Virgina Shaft E P Owens was over a while got a Pair of new Shoes from Hawley Mdse Co for going back and fourth Wm Joyce Stop on the Spicepayment * Hauling Ore from the Delaware Mine Got Pair of Shoes from Hawley Msde
Ther. Mon. Mar. 5, 1900 Wea. Not So very Bad this morning but it did turn cold before noon and this evening it was Cold coming Home couldint work in the Winye* on account of gas had to get Fan throughing dirt down the Siut* for Co 4 days work for Co this for this month Willey came Home Noon an it was too rough to go again Today Granma had coal in Her Eye work 4 days in all this month for The Co
Ther. Tues. Mar. 6, 1900 Wea. Very Windey Cold blow the Smoke Stack on the Virgina and the other part of the Way* Team was up today. Co team going to Black Hawk for the Wagons. Mr Rilley was over to day Just after i come He want Extenison on the Lease i went down too see Mr Stanfield about turning the Loaction of the Gold Standard Claims over too us E P Owens Starting on the Virginia Ms Williams was up Quiet early tonight.
Ther. Wed. Mar. 7, 1900 Wea. Very Fair day not so cold put in the Slide in the Wing* went down to Mr Stanfield to make the Deeds for the Gold Standard gruop in Fall river Virgina Mindist Pay day with Mr Stanfield on the Spicepayment Mine got the Quiet claims Deeds from Central with W Hopkins James Tineray was over Virgina Mine Bucket was coat* under water tonight night Shift Hugh and Thos Williams didint work but half a shift
Ther. Thurs. Mar. 8, 1900 Wea. Very fair day no Snow the Deeds went away for Record to Geogetown, Colo Send with Hugh J Williams Recived a letter from R O Hughes Wis Eating in the Shaft House today Start too dig a foundation for the Engine in Virginia Johnson and Parnter didint work only today too fines the contrack in the Drift want more wages or Prize* $3.00 per foot instead of 2.45*.
Ther. Fri. Mar. 9, 1900 Wea. Cold this Morning but not so Bad a day after all. Mrs. Hoskins Send for all glass for the back window of R O Hughes Small House. Some man from Nevada was looking at the Drift in 360 ft good many men looking for working they Say that they ar going to closed the Delaware down let them closed it nobody kickes
Ther. Sat. Mar. 10, 1900 Wea. Fine Day. Paid day on the Crown Point Virgina Recived $42.47 didint make much headway today Drill wouldt stand broke or going back one round of holes Ms going down Store after i come Home from work Will lost the job on the Town Lode putting up the Smoke stack that was blow down with wind Thuesday night Little Griffith Evans is sick has being for 3 or 4 days Baby Died in Ed Davis House on the corner. Ms was also Annie an Ms Mitchell it hadient being Sick but a Short time.
Ther. Sun. Mar. 11, 1900 Wea. Extra fine day like Summer dy putting in a Pain of Glass in the window Kitchen window working tonight Mrs was down to see Little Griffith Evans he is better tha he was but not safe got the Bills from Hawley Mdse Co of R O Hughes good deal of gambling round the Gulch today some out all night and Part fallday but it was a great time for Gambliers Really* Ms Oliver down Mr and Mrs R Griffith expecting a new arrival soon
Ther. Mon. Mar. 12, 1900 Wea. Mrs went to Central City and god ride back with the Teams for the Funreal of the Baby of Foluks that lives in Ed Davies House very nice day like Summer day Littenger was round with Tea two Pounds Hopkins was up. Pumping in the Delaware again Will want to se* Kimlok* to see about work driving an Engine for the Town Lode Willey didint get anything from Grandma from Central City
Ther. Tues. Mar. 13, 1900 Wea. W. L. Roberts was over from Central He had a new Co Mr Graines of the Hays and Wheeler *ine Ms Lewies and and Ms Leo Jones was up to see Ms Bennitt Grandma was washing to day look like Storm taken air* comprisor from the West Topeka away. Some place back East i gess Mr Rilley and Smith was over want the West Delaware Lease Snow Some towards night Winz* very Hard to night.
Ther. Wed. Mar. 14, 1900 Wea. Snow but melting Just us fast as it dus come down not cold H P Lowe round the Topeka fixing up to come to some terms got $5.00 per Foot in the wentz* after 31 ft it is a Hard ground hardest ever was in the Virgina Mine by a long way it was a cold night and this morning coming Home was cold nuf too So far
Ther. Thurs. Mar. 15, 1900 Wea. Didint go to work tonight had a Sick headache John J Riley and Mr Smith was over and we give the extension of the Lease for 18th months from Febaruy 1900. hur* Proje 3500 for all in this deal. Hugh Williams starting a new winiz* towards the Shaft. it was off of the Vein all-together in Virgina Crown Point Mine
Ther. Fri. Mar. 16, 1900 Wea. Cold day and few Storms off an on E P Owens starting a Shift Boss on the Crown Point Virgina Mine night Shift Prommoted is good Stile Willey staded late in School i hear some talking Mechine Dance tonight give by the Base Ball Team of Russell Gulch working on the new wing* tonight 5 men put to work night shift on the Crown Point Virgina Joe Richards one 3 from Central and other from Russell Gulch
Ther. Sat. Mar. 17, 1900 Wea. Cold but not so Bad day. Willey went up Delaware for Papa to Bore a hole in the Schell German women peddler and her Daughter was round didint buy anything Coal very near gone again Joe Williams and Joe Wood had a fight over a Girl since the night of the Dance last night the wasent on a good terms Joe Williams come out Vicogtorius over the fight but i not know how won the girl. Annie Klien come up from Denver
Ther. Sun. Mar. 18, 1900 Wea. Work today day Shift in the winz* down about 8 feet E Evans was up to night for a while Flora and Florance and Willey was up for Supper big crowd of children playing rownd the House when i come Home Will was just coming from the Delaware Topeka West dont work on Sunday at present not so much work going on now as they was while back East Shaft Still going with 3 Shift (bird illustration?) Jerry Williams and Annie Klien was over Ms Rickard for Supper
Ther. Mon. Mar. 19, 1900 Wea. Windey this morning blow the Black Smith Shop down in good shape Dirt Bucket went down. Sump for* the 460 Pole give away in the 460 L W Rolen* was over and said that Gaines went to Atchison Kansas Survevey was down in the winz* Surveying the winz Put up the Windless up in the Winz and Start too hiost with it about 4 of Clock
Ther. Tues. Mar. 20, 1900 Wea. Snow about an inch this evening Teams hauling Ore rightalong hard to keep the Teams going with Ore So far Mrs iorning and clean the Cup board and cleaning Shelves Sick PUting two men on the Dump today Ms shawl heard from Mr Shawl will be Home in few days and made as well as he expected
Ther. Wed. Mar. 21, 1900 Wea. Fine Day again Wm Noye took the 360 Drift in Virgina. Charles Brayan hurt his foot in the Virgina Rock come down Sut* Ed Davies come down or up from Central to take* my knowledge of the Lease of the West Delaware Mrs was over Ms Klien Annie Klein is Home since Saturday but we dedint know until today Exploison with John Bray and Johney Joyce Stick of Powder went off Blowd the Roof of the Building off Close Called. Plicghy* struck ore in Wendoate Lode
Ther. Thurs. Mar. 22, 1900 Wea. Fine Day Easting Dinner outside of the Building Mrs Williams come up this evening for a while Ms Thos Parry was up the Gulch Miss Annie Klien went to Odd Fellows Lodge this evening Mr Wm Shawl come Home from the Trip East St Louies event to see for Co* for Prompt Pay. Dan Evans and Pugh Morgan* and trouble about not get work in Virgina John Richards was with Pugh
Ther. Fri. Mar. 23, 1900 Wea. About half inch of Snow this evening fine day to day. E Evans calf went to Butcher Hauling ore form the Delaware Mine Mrs went down Ms John H Williams today meet Mr E Evans comeing Home from work ordor coal with Mr Seymour Big Sale made on the Stanley group in Idaho springs 35 Patened claims for the Sum of $100 500 000 one Million five hundred dollars to Canadians mad the Sale this week Some time fising* an Engine on the Old Town Mine Graham Hot*
Ther. Sat. Mar. 24, 1900 Wea. Fine Day Retslaek* Quiet on the Virgina went on the Centenial Chase Gulch Starting to Dug foundation for the Engine the new Engine Some of the men wasent working today wasent nuf in the mine to keep the Tramers gone Miss Annie Klien went down to Denver with the morning Train Omedila went too Bossing on the Finesc* Burraughs get $100 per month and not work Sunday good Pay
Ther. Sun. Mar. 25, 1900 Wea. Will was up Delaware cleaning the Boiler and i was working on the Virgina in the winz* about 25 ft down Willey Alva and Flora was up for Supper Alva come and meet me by Ms Mitchell look like Storm Reading Some of D Rolant Sermon this evening they was very good some of them bring Home a Small Pine Tree and tony the Rabbit eat it all down to the Root
Ther. Mon. Mar. 26, 1900 Wea. Look like a Storm but it didint after all Granma Wash they wasent no School nor it wont be for this week Mrs J H Williams was up this evening good many men Start to work this morning on the Virgina Bring Home 3 Small Pine Tree for Planting Heard of Mr and Ms William Morgans Boy got Blasted in Sunshine Boulder Co Colo got Both eyes Blasted out and we don't know how much more He is hurted
Ther. Tues. Mar. 27, 1900 Wea. Snow today very near all day but it haint very deep but look like Storm again Ms John H Williams was up after eeast and Bread. Coal come today. some snow to pull* up Just one ton 1 Ton of coal W O Edwards Post office ordor come Back it was send to Columbus Ohio instead of Columbus Wis. Flora Sleep up with Granma tonight Baker didint come round tonight had a Run away Started about Russell Gulch