Apex colorado Art Mershon mine
Mills Connty Lnctt Galore t A rich 8(1 ike ha« just been made by ft Mills county boy, Art Mersbon, son of Byron Merehon formerly of Olenwood j nnd Hastings, near Apex, Colo., who i found gold at A depth of only 9J^ feet. A company was incorporated at Denver Monday with a stock capital of one million dollars. This includes in one group five of the beet prospective strikes in that region. One of the group is named "Gleowood" by recommendation by J. B. Mershon, an interested party residing in our city. Another is named ''Queen Mills" by recommendation of Art Mershon, the Incky Mills county boy who is proud of the county of his birth. Th« name of Ihe company is "The Glenwood Mining and Milling Co." Iii conversation with 3. B. Merahon we obtain- i ed the following information: | "My nephew Art has spent, over a year in -Colorado, prospecting, etc., and last summer he imide a strike which made a rioh showing from the start nnd has more than held to its first showing j from that, lime until the present time | when it shows beyond doubt to be the 'richest in the Valley.' It has not been necessary to make any big blow of our success. The mining business is like the oil or artesian well business. People not personally interested wear that broad, knowing smile until 'ile is struck' when they open their pyes in surprise nnd exclaim'how lucky,' while those who lire interested know aa well what.their prospects are for riches as the men who dig the wells know what their prospects are- for success. Whilu I all mines do not produce fortunes there are some that do > ield million., to their investors and riches come easy, while if one fails no man loses very heavy. I do not think it wise for. any man who is not posted to make sport of any great enterprise. While iu the building of opera houses and Ihe like, the big stock holders always 'gobble up' the little ones, you will find iu raining companies that where the mines are successful, the small investors get their just dues. Although I cannot believe that the Mills county holders of shares in some companies will ever receive as rich a reward is the "Glenwood" group will yield, yet I am (insured that their chances are good for a nice income. There is no reason why a Mills coninly boy who ia lucky enough to strike it rich should not be thought as likely' to succeed by Mills county people as he would by the same people, had he been a New Yorker or 'from Bosting,' and if there should be any shares remaining to be disposed of in open 'market, I cannot see why Mills county people should not be willing to hold some of those in a company formed upon the good luok of a Mills county boy, as upon that of any other man upon earth, provided of course that the assays and other indications show up satisfactorily. I think that is all I wish to say at, the preseut time in regard to to this exceptionally promising enterprise."