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W. J. STULL, Editor and Prop. TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION One Year In Advance lfl.oo Biz Months In Advance 11.00 OFFICIAL PAPER GILPIN COUNTT ADVERTISING RATES FURNISHED ON APPLICATION. Phone, Central 106 l MEMBER COMO 51H ASSOC™! On Ml* at Hyndroan’a and Post Off ice Book Store, Central City; P,*at Off tea. Book Store, Black Hawk; Kend rick's Book Store, 16th and Stout Sts., Oenver. Single Copies Five Cents. THURSDAY JUNE 17th, 1915. A DECEIVED PEOPLE In dealing with the United States, the Germain government must deal •with the sentiment of the German people. That sentiment is bitterly hostile to the United States, because the German government willed that it should be bitterly hostile. The child now menaces the father. The anti-American propaganda in spired by Berlin has been carried on in both countries with a single pur pose to stop the sale of American anade munitions of war to the allies, regardless of international law or in ternational precedent. In this country the propaganda has been in the hands of hired agitators who tried to bull doze the president, the secretary of state, the congress and the press. When it was seen that the anti- American campaign in tlie United States was making little headway in spite of its generous subsidies, the German newspapers were mobilized in a final attempt to coerce this gov ernment. The German people were even told that the allies were using shells made by the United States gov ernment. until the German sentiment against the American people is now stronger than the sentiment against the French or the Russians, with whom the Germans are actually at ■war. Until the Lusitania was destroyed, the German government seems to have deluded itself into believing that American opinion was steacily aris ing against President Wilson, and that if the attack could be nude vig orous enough lie would be compelled to yield, or else he would be over thrown by a coalition of German- Americans. Irish-Americans and Re publicans. This is the sort cf nonsense that Germany’s hired agitators hare reported back, and in place of the real American sentiment, Berlin re ceived the sentiment that it had bought and paid for. When the Lusitania was sunk and American opinion fully asserted it self. the German propaganda in the United States instantly collapsed, leaving only the German people’s hat red of the United States as a record of its achievements. That hatred is a very serious fact to be considered. It is no less serious because it is without justiflcrtlcn. and because "“it has been manufactured de liberate! }• by an incompetent German govern ment whose diplomacy is as blunderr ing as its armies are brave and ef ficient. Count von Bernstorff’s teHated at tempt to make Berlin realize the true state of American .sentiment deserves hearty encouragement: but unfortu nately it is an eleventh hour effort and eleventh hour efforts do not eas ily succeed. It is the more difficult for men like the German foreign min ister to understand the facts because he has been fed for months upon fic tion written by hirelings who report ed what they thought would most •please their employer. It is also the more difficult for the German gov ernment to act because If it acts w ise ly and sanely It must fly In the face 'of the rabid public sentiment that it has so stupidly fostered and fur thered. If Count von Berenstroff can con vince Germany that the American t>eople also “fear God and nothing else In the world,” that they are con cerned about nobody’s “noble anger.” and that they are actuated only by eentiments of humanity, justice and fair dealing, be will have performed one of the greatest services yet to the credit of any diplomatist. But before tills can be done completely, the Ger man government must tell the Ger man people tie truth, which is that the American government has been Irri prtacl ably neutral, and that It* neutrality has been as fully in ac cord with German precedents as witli American precedents. Whenever Berlin Is ready to admit the truth, to promulgate the truth and ho deal with the United States on a basis of truth and law, the differences between the two countries can be eas ily composed In Washington there is ft Just man, an honest mn, a truth ful man and a wise man. Is there auch a man 1n Berlin to deal with fc4m? —New* York World. The Observer supplies its patrons with the best meat In the county. Give us a trial. No robbery^ THE MIGHTY HAS FALLEN The history of great men in all ages Is about the same, they rise to meet the emergency, flourish for a while, and then slnft Into obscur ity. Hamilton, Burr, Clay, Greeley, Seymour, Blaine, Douglas, Roosevelt, and many others connected with our government, were shining lights at one time, but an overt act relegated •them to tiie rear, and forever sealed their doom, and their worthy acts are forgotten by most of the people. Washington stood the test, .and his memory will be revered as long as this republic shall stand. Lincoln, the “emancipator,” was struck down by the hand of an assas sin, while at the zenith of his great ness, and he too will ever live in the hearts of his countryman. Bryan forged to the front at a single bound, and for twenty years was esteemed by the American people, and it was hoped that he might endure unto the end. but with prominence, the spirit of hauteur and domineering power was cultivated, and he too has taken the fatal step that numbers him among the list of missing. Our presi dent so far >las not only the good opinion of his own party, but the entire country, and it i to be hoped that he may so endure unto the end and steer us safely through all the intricate and delicate questions re garding foreign relations, and place us at the head cf the nations of the earth regarding wisdom, love of hu manity and innate rights for all. IT MIGHT HAVE BEEN WORSE Germany is being strongly con demned by many American newspa pers for her reply to the American note regarding the Lusitania offense. The New Mexican sees encourage ment in the attitude of Germany. There were many who feared with the best of reason that Germany’s reply would be insolent defiance and noth ing more. A disposition to talk it over, even though shown by a note which quibbles and evades, is far bet ter and it is most significant of the fact that Germany is getting “off her high horse.” Germany could under no circum stances have been expected to admit the American contentions without ar gument. We believe that the contin uation cf an unyielding attitude by tlie United States government will force Germany to back down; and we believe reluctant and gradual ad mission of the corn with peace is bet ter than to seek to secure instant acquiescence by force. The German note is weak fallacious, flimsy; but it is not defiant. Any thinking man must regard this—from the proud nation of the kadser —as vastly significant. Under the circum stances we believe America can take her time.—Sant Fe New Mexican. Bryan will undoubtedly make the race for president in 1916. on the P. P. S., platform—peace prohibition and suffrage. Bryan’s “Dove of Peace” at this season of the year is probably hatch ing a new brood, while it’s mate is hatching trouble. Dr. E. F. Lake. 55 years old, the first western man to take the radium cure for cancer, died Friday night at his home, 1574 South ClaTkson street. Denver, from cancer of the tongue. He had been a sufferer from cancer for years. He went to Baltimore twice in 1914 to take the radium treatment under Dr. Howard Kelly of Johns Hopkins university. Almost his entire tongue and a portion of his jaw were amputated and the case nmbs at last pronounced a cure. Later he gave lectures on the treatment by which he supposed himself to have been cured, but in a few weeks he suffered a relapse and had been fail ing for months before his death. Dr. I-ake located in Central City 30 years ago and practiced medicine 10 years, when he removed to Denver, where ho has since resided. The board of county commission ers, the county attorney and the coun ty treasurer Journeyed to Denver Sat urday morning and in company with the commissioners and a delegation from Jefferson county, met the high way commission in regard to the building of the Guy hill road. The visit before the highway commission resulted most encouragingly and the road will be started during this month. The highway commission as surred the commissioners of Jefferson county that if they would start the work, with what funds were now available for that purpose, the com mission would see that the money would be forthcoming to complete the road this year. Undertaker Wm. Woods was ap pointed by the county commission ers to take care of the Interment of old soldiers, marines and sailors of Jefferson county.—Golden Globe. Itobt. Sayre took his family to the Sayre summer home above Rollins ville last week, driving out in his machine. PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH NOTES Sunday school meets Sunday morn ing at 10 o’clock to study a special temperance lesson entitled “A prayer for the tempted,” found in Psa. 141. Regular morning worship will be held at 11 o’clock. The subject of the sermon will be “Seeking after God.” At 6 o’clock in the church- the Christian Endeavor Society will meet to consider the topic “The Christ Call for Young Women” under the leadership of Miss Grace Clark. The reference is Luke 10:38-42. Evening service will be held at 7 o’clock sharp, and the subject of the discourse at that time will be “Why the Bible is the Year’s Best Seller.” A cordial invitation is extended to all who are without a church home to come worship with use Our Children’s Day exercises on last Sunday were especially inspiring as the chief place on the program was taken by Mr. H. St eld ley, s-ta’e educational secretary of Sunday school work who gave us an address o*n how to make our school meet ti e needs of the community in a m re efficient manner. Then, too, the children took an important part and the presence of their parents in such large numbers, added greatly to the effectiveness of ti e service. Miss Grace Clark and Effie Harvey are attending tl e State Sunday school convention at Pueblo. bu-t are expected home by Sunday to give us some valuable information relative to cur werk. No very definite news has come from the boys wlo went to the Y. M. c„ A. Conference at Estes park other than.that they had arrived, but we hope soon to get reports of won derful meetings and inspiring addre - ses by the world leadeVs who are there to speak to the students as sembled from all over the west. Many of our Sunday school scholar.-* have left the city since the Public schools closed so that our ranks are somewhat depletd. but our school will continue all summer and it i~ hoped that many will join us who have not been, in the habit of attend ing. We have classes for all age- You are welcome. Though skies may frown And chill winds blow. And wind storms oft prevail: While every now and then we seek. A shelter from the rain— Yet. there are signs of warmer «days. Which no one dares to doubt, For when we look around we find New Panama , a-re out. And who hasn’t them? Sol Bacha rach, of course —but overalls in plenty. METHODIST CHURCH NOTES In spite of the Inclement weather last Sunday, goed congregations at tended the services. We were es pecially glad to see Mr. S. E. Me- Canister again in his accustomed place. At a business meeting of tie Ep worth League Monday night. It was voted to have a beef steak fry Wed nesday evening. June 23. From the interest manifested In the plans a large crowd and a good time are ex pected. • Services co Sunday begin with the Class meeting at ten. led by Mr. Wm. Augur. At 11, public worship with sermon by the pastor. A series of three sermons on "Prayer" will be begun at tills service, the subject for this first one being. ‘‘Why Pray?" Sunday school at 2:45. Epworth League at 6:15. Evening worship at 7, with last of the addresses on “Non- Ohrlstlan Religious Founders." the theme for the evening being Maho met. BtsC-.op McConnell, of Denver, will lecture at our church Tuesday even ing, June 22, on Mexico. The bish op's duties have taken him to Mexico yearly the last three years. He has been rlglit In the heart of the zone of fighting and has had exceptional opportunities for observing conditions Everybody Is cordially invited to at tend the lecture. It wlil be given at 7:30. Miss Isadora Van Gilder, a teach er in the Central schools six or eight years ago. was married In Den ver on Thursday of last week to C. B. Keeler. Of late years both have been teaclilngjn the Denver schools. They will make their home In New York city. R. A. Bass Imported a thorough bred bull terrlor from Lafaystte. Colo, a few days ago but the animal proved so vicious he had to give It away. Jim Woods took the dog to the Druid shaft house to waitch the premises and anyone going there to pilfer will leave minus the seat of Ills pants. Dr. E. F. Warren and wife started during the week on their trip to the Punama exposition. They will be gone a month or more and will then return to Denver, where the doctor will practice lile profession. Ranges, stoves and heaters. The C. O. Richards Furniture Co. IN RUSSELL GULCH Howard and Wm. Pomeroy, of Sil ver Plume, were over Tuesday to attend the Leverton funeral. Mr. and Mrs. Richard Nankervis and Mr. nd Mrs. Emmett Tuck, of Idaho Springs, were in attendance at the funeral of Wm- Leverton Tuesday. Oscar Klein and wife were up from Denver tills week. Mrs. Matt Edwards and children, left for Goldfield, Colo., Friday, to spend the summer. % County Commissioner. R. I. Hughes went to Denver Saturday on official business. Parties interested in the Lillian mine were here from Philadelphia Friday of last week, examining the mine. Work on the Lillian will be smarted within the next two week*. James Leverton. of Boulder, was over Tuesday attending the funeral of his cousin. Wm. Leverton. Wm. Stearns and wife from the Mertz ranch, attended the funeral here Tuesday. Joe Kramer, of Cripple Creek, came up with Wm. Leverton’* remains Mon day night. Marcus Leahy, Democratic county chairman, was in town Tuesday. Wilfred Leverton came in Monday night from Teluride. to attend his brother’s funeral. There will be the customary ser vices on next Sunday. June 20. The Sunday school will meet at 10 a. m.. followed by prec thing by the pastor at 11 o'clock. The Epwortih League wilUmeet in the evening a.t 6:16 o’clock. Mr. Cl.as. Augur’s Gospel team will have charge of the ser vices following the Ep worth League meeting. The choir will furnish special music. A large attendance is desired at all services. COMMENCEMENT EXERCISES The twenty-eighth annual com mencement of the Gilpin County Union High school, was lieild at the opera house last Thursday night, and the building was packed to overflow ing. | There were eleven graduates, and ( all performed their parts with lion- \ ors, showing the great care observed by the faculty in their preparation. The program opened with the High school choru*. after which was an invocation by the Rev. Dr. Kessler. Tom Bell wood delivered the Saluta- j tcry oration, “The High School in the Educational System.” and show ed the compiling of worthy thought. In glowing pathos he portrayed the relation of our public school system to our successful form of democratic government that is now enlighten ing the civilized world. The veledic tory delivered by Miss Ethel Mel low was tine, and likened each of the eleven graduates to a bud that was about to bust forth from its parent stalk and enter a cold and unfeel ing world, to withstand its tempta tions and its storms. Each of the other nine did equally as well and deserve praise. Professor Clark presented the class, namely, Celelia Mae Alle baugfe. Willa Barbara Atkinson, Tom Bell wood, Vera Pauline Goldberg, Lil lian. Belle Hughes, Francis Lois Grutz macher. Marjorie Irene Heuer, Gladys Matthew**, Ethel Ruth Mellow. Emille Amy Nordlein, and Merrill Slater, and Judge Matthews, secretary of the board, in a few well chosen remarks delivered to each member of the class his or her diploma; also pres enting to Miss Emma Rule the cash prize of $25.00 offered by RobL Say re for the best essay written wiithiin the last three months. Miss Margaret Anderson, who di rected the music, is deserving of much credit for this pleasing feature of the exercises. "Will you help a poor orphan?" “I think not We have one orphan In tlie family already.” “And wiho Is he?" “My grandfather." An exoliange says that the bride of Edwin Gotthell brought suit for divorce the day following the wed ding. The bride Insisted that she got what tlie name would imply but that was all. CARD OF THANKS We wish to thank all those who so kindly assisted us In our late bereave ment. whereby we have suffered tlie lose of a son, husband and brotliftr. We uleo wish to thank all for the beautiful floral wreaths contributed by kind friends, especially B. P. O. E., lodge of Elks, No. 557, and .Maccabee lodge of Central City. Mrs. Clara Phllli'ips. Stacla Leverton. Albert Leverton. Claude Leverton. Wilfred Level-ten. Clara Leverton. AN EXCUSE FOR AGES 10 GOME Future Generations Were Thei? Sole Concern Until They Met One Another. (Copyright, Uls. by the McClure Newspa per Syndicate.) There were those who said that the reason Joseph Blanchard had reached the age of thittjr without ever having been In love, to aay nothing of having taken a wife, was because he had a fad. Every man has a fad, even to the fad of picking up stray pins on the sidewalk, but what all men are ready to deny is that they have one. Some other fellow is invariably the guilty party. Thus, while a score of persons said that John Blanchard had a fad, he said to himself that he was the only man in a thousand who steered clear of them. As a youth. Master Blanchard was inclined to serious thought; one of the most serious was the reserva tion of the present for the future. He realized that all things, even to na tions, must decay and leave no more behind them than the cave dwellers. There must come a time, maybe a hundred thousand years hence, when a new nation would long to know how the American lived in this day and date. They would go hunting around for relics and souvenirs, and they would find remains of sky scrapers, subways, elevated roads. Here and there they would uncover a poem written by a Yankee school ma’am—now’ and then a speech de livered by a senator; but from those things could any future historian make out the real life of the people? And John Blanchard went to mak ing a collection. It was such a collec tion as would enable the future his torians to make out our everyday life, even down to the brand of cigars the men smoked, and the name of the bars of soaps the women bought for the laundries. John Blanchard’s name was to be saved to posterity. The first move he made was to write out his history from birth to date, and then begin a diary, which should only close with his death. He bought books to be in closed in iron boxes; he filed away daily papers; he preserved maga zines; he gathered postage stamps and coins. John Blanchard was the son of wealthy parents. When he attained his majority he had more wealth awaiting him. He could and he did erect a building and stuff it from basement to garret with his collec tions. He was still at it w’hen he made a new acquaintance that was bound to bring about changes in his life. John Blanchard might have been the only male fad '<st in his tow n that carried the idea to an extreme, and it never occurred to him that a female might enter the lists against him. One did, however. It was Miss Myra Ray. a young woman who had dwelt in this vale of tears almost as long as he had, although her fad wasn’t born so early. Miss Myra realized that the day must come when the last trust, the last grafter and the last American must go hence, and leave the ruins of his cities to be pawed over by relic hunters of a later race and to be the hooting place of big-eyed owls, and that she had a duty to do. Those people who were to come after would be curious about our bird life. They would wonder if our robins had teeth like a grizzly bear, if our blue birds carried off and devoured babies. If the woodpecker emerged from his cave at midnight to revel in human gore. It was her mission to leave a leaf of history behind for their benefit. She, as well as Mr. Blanchard, had wealth and could Indulge herself. She began collecting the eggs of birds and acquiring stuffed speci mens. In this she spent thousands of follara. She was thorough in her work, too. She could speak and write three different languages, and she never packed up and laid away an egg or a stuffed specimen without writ ing on three different cards: "Thle Is the egg of a quail,” or ‘‘This 1« the quail himself or what ever egg or bird It was. When Miss Myra had accumulated enough specimen! to load several trucks she turned to Insects. The race that was to come would ask what kind of horseflies, hornets and fleas the lost Americans did business with. The collection of the young woman would answer any question. She could Imagine the Investigator of 100,000 years hence Inquiring of himself: "Now, then, I wonder If the blamed old hornet Is a new thing with us, or If they had him In the long ago?” And then her collection would be discovered. "I'll be hanged If the pesky varmint Isn't right here, as big as life, and the hossfly Is In the next stall to him,” the Investigator would exclaim. Miss Myra bought Insects of small boys, and she went afield for them personally. The farmer didn't pay much attention to the boy roaming over the fields In search of the grass hopper, but when It came to a woman racing up and down with a net In her hand and her eyes bulging out he would atop hla plow to stare, “Good lands, but 'spose I had mar ried that thing Instead of Mtrandy!” Mr. John Blanchard heard of a farmer who had a valuable collection of manuscripts that would give his tory a fair insight Into our ways ot doing business In the nineteenth and twentieth century. It was a farmer who never paid a debt unless he wan about to be burned at the stake, and the valuable manuscripts were the donning letters he had received. You may call It a coincidence. You may call It luck. You may say It was the hand of Providence. What ever it was It brought the two col lectors face to face on that farm. It introduced them. It was a bond be tween them. It made Miss Myra agree that the dunning letters were the cap-slieaf of the collection, and It made Mr. Blanchard volunteer to go with her and help capture a few crickets. The farmer refused a very liberal offer for his manuscripts, on the grounds that if he had money hta creditors would pursue him afresh: and when he came to half understand the business of the collectors, he waa filled with contempt. "That feller ori.er be spllttln' wood and that woman orter be slicin' ap ples to dry!" was the way he looked at It, and when they came to ask the largest and choicest crick ets could be found he pointed to a bush in the pasture and replied: "You’ll find some lively ones down there.” The farmer's wife came out to him at the plow and asked: •‘Joslah, what does that woman want?” "Why, she's one of ’em.” “Does she want to buy them dun ning letters, or the old letters you wrote me afore we were married?” "No. She's after bugs." “Good lands!” “1 couldn't make out exactly what she wanted of them, but when they asked about crickets I sent ’em over In the pasture.” “Are they goln' to fry the grease out of 'em for rheumatism?” "Dunno. I couldn't understand! half their big talk." And as the tWo collectors walked slowly across the field they warmed toward each other, as was natural. Of the millions of people in the United States they, It was very likely, were tho only ones working for those who were to be cavorting around when the Falls of Niagara were worn out like an old washboard. > Two lawyers would have been In a wrangle in five minutes as to who should have the crickets after they had been captured. Two editors would have dragged politics Into It and called each other liars. Two poets would have wrangled about the moonlight and dubbed each other jinglers. But two collectors! Their souls recognized each other at once and clasped hands, as It were. Mr. Blanchard and Miss Day were so long on their way to the cricket roost that the farmer growled to him self: ‘‘lf I was after an Insect I'd hurry up and get him by a hind leg and then sit on the fence and do my talk ing!” But the collectors reached the spot at last. It was a space of matted grass, with brush growing In the midst of It. There were no crickets to be seen, but It was the hour of the day when such Insects sleep and dream, and get ready for the business of the eve ning. It was right and proper that Mr. Blanchard should get down on his knees end paw around In the grass, and he pawed with energy and de termination. He found Insects after a minute, but they were not crickets. The farmer saw Mr. Blanchard leap to his feet in surprise. He heard Miss Day utter a shriek and her running away. Then he saw Mr. Blanchard running away and beating the air with his hat. Then it was Miss Day who bounded around and fought something with her field net. Then the farmer said to himself: "They've struck that bumble bees’ nest that I was saving for a wire fence man, and perhaps they’ll need help. Queer that these bug folks can’t tell a cricket from a bee!” There was need of his help. Both collectors were tearing around in the field both emphatic and woeful. Armed with a broken bush, the rescuer fought the bees to a standstill, but they had done tbelr work. The wife came from the house to lead Miss Day to It, and the husband brought up the rear of the procession with Mr. Blanchard. “It will be three or four days be fore you can go,” said the doctor who waa called. It turned out to be five, but after the second day time passed joyfully. With their heads and hands ban daged, and one eye opened enough to see their way, the collectors sat on the veranda and talked of birds and eggs and manuscripts and Insects and —love. Yes, they talked love to leave a record of how It was done In lost America In the twentieth cen tury. And when they departed for their homes the farmer said to bis wife: "They orter make them bumble bees a present of SIOO for stinging tha fads outen 'em!” Where to Look for Information. A Third district paper reports this gratifying dialogue by telephone: "Hello! Is this the News ofllceT Bay, what prices did they get for hogs at Farmer /flank’s sale?" The editor pondered a moment and replied: "The Blank sale was advertised by posters tacked on trees and fences. Probably the results of the sale will be mads public In the same manner. Keep your eyes open for some fresh Information along the hedges.”—Kansas City Star.