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W. J. STULL, Editor and Prop. TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION One Year in Advance ffi.OO Blx Moi-ths in Advance SI.OO OFFICIAL PAPER GILPIN COUNTY ADVERTISING RATES FURNISHED ON APPLICATION. Phone, Central 106 [MM COUMDO EDITORIAL ASSOCIATION On saU at Hyndraan’* and Post Off ice Book Store, Central City; Post Off ice, Book Store, Black Hawk; Kend rick's Book Store, 16th and Stout Sts., Denver. Single Copies Flv« Cents. THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 16th, 1915 SMELTER EXTORTION "We have before us a settlement elieet from the Chamberlain Ore Co., of a lot of sulphide ore weighing 1 .000 pounds (or half a ton). This let of ore returned 3.00 ozs. gold and 2.40 ozs. silver to the ton. The treat ment (or smelting) charges was SIO.OO per ton, and the freight to smelter on the half-ton lot was SI.OO and the sampling charges for the lot $2.00. These charges for the lot were assessed to make the gold 1.000 fine, for which they paid $lB-00 per ounce, and the silver was paid for at lo<Tr off from New! York metal quotation prices. Gold 1.000 fine is worth $20.67 per ounce at the Denver mint, and this, half-ton lot contained in round num bers. including the silver, two ounces of gold for which they paid SIB.OO per ounce, or a brazen robbery of $5.32 on the half-ton lot. besides all by-products, including iron that is paid for by the Leadville smelter. We hold no ill will towards the purchaser, who is only an agent for the system, but the American Smelt ing & Refining Co., have inaugur ated a system of extortion that h feven exceeded by the Chamberlain Sampling Co., and if persisted In. will close every mine that is unfor tunate enough to have the tentacles of tliis huge octopus around it. It has often been said that Uncle Sam is a kind and indulgent old un cle. and looks after the welfare of his numerous nephews and nieces, and if that be so. our United States senators and congressmen should in form him of our condition, and have this evil remedied. A GREAT FEAT OF DIPLOMACY Our president certainly has taken the wind out cf the sails of our fuming, f othy jingoists with his calm, cool, patient and unwavering meth ods. Today he stands not only as the first citizen of the world, placed there by one of England's best jour nalists, but he ranks head and shoul ders above the great diplomats of all the world. He has accomplished tilings; he has blazed the way to the consider ation of methods of warfare that smell cf evil even in the nostrils of their makers and their workers. He has awakened the Old World to an observation cf things, present and future, as no living man of these troubled times has done. And he is not only doing all this for the pres ent; he is showfing the way to calm ness, peace and the rights of men who are to come. And when the struggle shall have been brought to an end. who is there in all this great world more fitted to pose as umpire in tlie gracious game of peace than Wilson? This our president, who has faced the greatfst problems since Lincoln, will win Ills reward when his pres ent enemies back him as the fore most man of the world.—New York World, ' ' Regarding England declaring cot ton. contraband of war, the Houston Chronicle calls attention to the fact that in 1005 when Russia declared cotton contraband of war in order to keep it out of Japan, Great Britain lodged a viperous objection. Russia contended that cotton was used in the manufacture of explosives and that this Justified her In placing it on the contraband Mst. The British ambassador at St. Petersburg argued that while cotton was employed to some extent for this purpose, the amount of it so used was infinitesi mal compared with the required needs, and that it was wrong for Russia to subject “an innocent branch of commerce" to each a burdensome restriction on such a flimsy pretext. Tli© English ure known to be long on precedents, and here seems to be a chance to play against them with their own trumps. Their posi tion somewhat weakened because it Ls in all respects similar to that of Russiu against which they protest ed so vigorously only ten years ago. Every available freight cur is be ing pressed into service to move freight, aud still there is u dearth of cars in the state. Observer- the family paper-*—s2.oo. PROTEST AGAINST MORE PARKS A few weeks ago we called atten tion to the silk-stocking faddist of recent importation to our state, who has no more conception of the in dustry that founded the state, built its beautiful cities and towns, than the Hottentot has of the heavenly bodies,. Colorado is fast getting a national reputation as the state where freak laws are instituted without number. Many of these freak laws have al ready prevented capital from invest ing in the stale, and these in con nection with* an irresponsible Den ver daily press, that is continually harping the state’s rotten politics, is largely to blame for the investor avoiding Colorado. Colorado has now two national parks, that are ample for the tour ist trade, and this should appease the most fastidious. Much to our regret, we have among us an element of recent importation who run riot over pleasure grounds, and would convert lands that are most vital to the state’s prosperity into national pleasure gardens that are known to be rich in precious metals, that form the very bulwark upon which the state must depend for revenue. Cripple Creek, the greatest gold camp ever discovered, thirty years ago was known as grazing grounds for Colorado herds, and Leadville and Aspen, two of the richest silver camps known, were forty years ago public domain, apd were brought into prominence by the unerring hand of the prospector, and contributed hun dreds of millions cf dollars to the state’s wealth. A project Is now on foot by this erratic element, to convert the great and rich gold belt lying between Ixmg and Pikes peaks, comprising Boulder, Gilpin, Clear Creek, Park Summit, and a portion of Teller conn ty into an add’t’onal national park, as well as a portion of the silvery San Juan, and unless great care is exercised will he before congress the coming session. The State Eoard of Mines was created for the purpose of guarding the mining interests of the state, and it is to them we appeal for the protection of our unoccupied mineral lands that undoubtedly are 'filled with undeveloped wealth. Let this beard hold a meeting and pro test to our United States senators ai d congressman agairst any additional national parks being carved from the mountain regions cf the state. In the wilds of our mountains there will undoubtedly be discovered other Leadvilles and Cripple Creeks, pro vided the ground is open for the prospector, and it is our duty, not only to ourselVes, but for the bene fit of future generations to protect our mountains, ard the industry that turns the wheels of commerce in the state. “An Ounce of Prevention is Worth a Pound of Cure.’’ Editor Terrill, cf the Rocky Moun tain Herald, (a Republican sheet), seems to be between the d — and the deep sea, judging from his last editorial, cf which we give a few extracts. "Again in a friendly way, we wish to warn Governor Carlson that the good Republican ship, of which he is supposed to be the captain in this state, is drifting more and more in to the rapids of uncertainty, with danger of being wrecked. Unless Governor Carlton may soon develop leadership, that will pull together the several factions, his policy has engendered in the party, we can see but little chance for his re-election, should he be nominated on the Re publican ticket.” We admire the frankness of the editor, and it shows that the day is past when the elector will stand for incompetents in office.— . r Governor Win. Sprague, one of tin? last of the war governors of the civ il war, died at his estates near Paris, France, Saturday morning, aged 84 years. Mr. was governor of Rhode Island and mar ried Kate Chase, daughter of Solo mon P. Chase, Lincoln s secretary of the treasury. He in connection with Governor Curtin, of Pennsyl vania, and Morton of Indiana, ren dered valuable services to Lincoln during the entire period of the war. A very fine specimen of the bust of the Po]>e of Rome, done in Amer ican Ivory, has been presented the Observer office, by the local sculp i tor, George Hamlllk. It represent* tju> Pontiff in deep reflection over the loss of life Ln the great Euro pean war. TO THE PUBLIC. Up-to-date movlrg pictures are shown at the opera luMiae on Satur day and Sunday evenings of eaoli week. The beat and latest films ob tainable are exhibited and the entire entertainment in or© of interest and instruction. The temperature of the house is always comfortable, the ven tilation perfect, and the environment pleasant. Adn'Js-fdon, adult* 10 cent* children, G cent*. WHEN DOLLAR IS KING Today the financiers of all Europe, except those of GtTmany, Austria and Turkey, are in New York on their knees as it were begging the Ameri can people to make them a lean of one billion dollars. The American people individually haven’t the slight est idea what one billion dollars look like, but collectively they have many billion dollars. Whether they care to loan them for the purpose of aid Ing in the war is a different prop osition. The financiers were told that if the money was raised it would have to be done thru the sale of the for eign securities to the individual Am erican bondbuyers. America buys ap proximately two billion dollars worth of bonds every year. However, in the past she lias bought railway and other commercial enterprise bonds and she has not bough/t war bonds. America did not purchase to any con siderable degree the bonds that were issued to carry on the Boer war. neither did she buy the bonds that were issued by Russia and Japan to carry on the war between those bwc countries, and we doubt very much if she will buy the bonds of tlie allies In this war. Xo doubt the bonds art good. No government has as yet ever been broken thru the cost c? a war, but the idea of using the surplus cash of individual Americans to pur chase bonds the proceeds of the sale cf which, are going to be used to kill Germans and Austrians when this country has those citizens as nearly one-fifth of its population, is a dif ferent proposition. There are hundreds and thousands of factories in the United States that could make munitions of war, but the owners cf those factories have de clined to profit by the unfortunate incidents that are occurring across the sea. Some way the American people have a decided respect for the owner of a factory who will take that position. He s'ar.d? just a lit tie above and apart Xrcm the rest of' his co-manufacti rc rs in the commer ciel world. He appears jus£ a lit tie better in the eyes of men than dees the other fellow. We suspect that that same public sentiment will work to a disadvantage among the masses cf American people when they are called upon to finance a proposition the object cf which i.- the murder of men. the making of orphans end widows. Notwithstanding this there is an other feature to tlie situation that must be looked upon with a great deal of pride by the American pe.o pie and. that feature is. the wcrld is at the feet of America for financial support. For the first time in her history America is the Wall street of this universe. Eefore she has been compelled to go across the sea and sit in an ante-room while some butler carried her card to the secend assistant secretary and while he sometimes gave some support, she was never able to deal direct with the financial centers in London. Paris and other money market cen ters of Europe. Today the men who were too busy to see iier representatives at any: time in the last fifty years are awaiting the pleasure of American capitalists and .they are doing it with all the grace, with all the bow ing and with all the scraping of feet that was ever required to secure ad mittance into the holy of holies be fore a king. They frankly state that they are broke so far as ready cash is concerned. They need cash and are willing to pay for it. They have come all the way across the ocean to get it. They are not only appealing to the financiers of this country, but to the individual Ameri can citizen whom they wouldn’t have kpit upon one year ago. At any rate America has something to be proud of when the other fellow is at her feet trying to get that which will buy the crust of bread so much desired. —Pueblo Chieftain. About a dozen investors from the east were in the city the fore part of the week looking for mining in vestments. No /woman has yet asked for her money back. Cad you ask for fur ther proof that you need a Hoosler too? The low price is regulated by tho Hoosler company. Don’t full to see the innumerable things for the home to be found at The C. O. Richards Furniture Co. IN RUSSELL GULCH Jenk Davis went to Denver Satur day to visit his wife, returning Sun day. Miss Hazel Stribley lias resigned her position as teacher in the Rus sell school and has accepted a pos ition in Black Hawk. Miss Lillian Hughes is filling ler place for the present. W. G. Evans is making some need ed repairs to his residence. Surveyors have been running a line on the proposed auto road over Pewabic mountain, to be construct ed by the government. This read will have an easier grade from Idaho Springs to the tc-p of Virginia canon. Jack Hughes and Ilobt. Davey were In Central yesterday on jury duty. Mrs. D. E. Skerer is on the sick list and her mother, Mrs. Stevens, is attending her. Mr. and Mrs. John Meyow left the latter part of the week for Den ver and Boulder, accompanying their daughter, Mis-s Ethel, who has en tered the University. Mr. Mellow re turned Sunday evening, but Mrs. Mel low is spending a few days in Den ver. C. A. Wagner went to Denver Sat urday. He was expecting his family from Minnesota, but they stopped in Icwa for a visit. Harry Stevens returned Saturday evening from Denver, where he had gone to meet a brother from Eng land and one frem Telluride. Local talent will present. “The Masonic Ring,” or the “Adventures of a College Bride.” at the I. O. O. F. hall this coming Saturday even ing. It is a high-grade capiedy farce, replete with laugh provoking features and funny climaxes. Admission 15 and 25 cents. Refreshments will be s?rved after the entertainment. (Eunice Edwards) Ethel Frost returned to school u couple of days ago. The junior class is now thirteen in number. It’s a good thing we’re not superstitious. The High school students have an excellent ear for music, which is evident by the time they keep In marching out. Ruben McKay lias been elected president of the senior class. This is lucky for Ruben, as he will be presented with the chemistry willed the president of the senior class by the generous chemistry student of last year. The library was opened, fer High school students Thursday afternoon, but will not be opened for the Grade students until next week. Nellie Tam Wyn was absent Thurs day because of illness. Myrna Davis was absent from school Tuesday because cf illness. Rose Zanella, a freshman, lias dropped from our ranks. We have the honcr of having the best labratory for a school of its size in the state. We gay this with a voice of appreciation, and great credit is due cur school beard and tax payers. Some bits cf wit. which is one of Professor Jessup’s strong character istics'. J Everyone, no dcubt. has noticed the change in weather the last coup le of days. The reason for this Is “Frost Has Come.” (Ethel Frost). When I first came here, I didn’t think it would be necessary to have any new Rules as you already have two, (Elizabeth and Emma), but they are not sufficient, go the new rule is dou't chew gum during school ; hours. Laßt night, the thrilling photoplay, "Julius Coetar.” ln six reels, was thrown upon canvas at the opera house, and witnessed by a Gilpin county appreciative audience, who were unanimous in pronouncing It one of the best Wednesday night plays of the series. Next Wednesday night will be pres ented one of George Klelne’s famous dramas entitled. "Vendetta.” ln which (as usual), a woman proves false to her husband, and Is deprived of palatial splendors, and her Ufa ended by an earthquake shock while ln a tomb. Price of admission as usual, fi and 10 cents. Miss Evelyn Anderson, of Denver, will give lessons in dancing at Arm ory hall every Friday and Saturday afternoon and evening. Children’s class Saturday afternoon. Single les son GO cents. 6 for $2.50, private les sons SI.OO, 6 lessons for $5.00, chil dren's lessons 26 cents each. Amle Rapin, son of Mr. and Mrs. A. Rapin. left the city Tuesday morn ing for Los Angeles, where he will fnake an extended visit with an uncle. —Oak Creek Times. SCHOOL NOTES OPERA HOUSE NOTICE. OUR PUBLIC FORUM William Sproule On the Employment of the Employer The employment of the employer la a phase of the labor problem not so woll exploited as the employment of the employee but is equally as Important to the pros j perlty of the country. The employer was never known to go on a strike nor to ask for a reduction In hours yet the trend of our legislatures has been to discourage I his activities. Mr. Wm. Sproule, President of the South- I ern Pacific Company, when asked to discuss employ- I ment from the standpoint of the employer, said in part: ! "It Is the habit of the time to speak of unemploy ment as If It related only to those who work for a spe i eifle hourly or dally, weekly or monthly, wage. It is thought of chiefly as relating to those engaged In the humbler duties of life. The facts run quite to the con- trary. It is the employer who is first out of employment. As a natural se quence he is followed by the employee who next finds himself out of work. Unemployment begins only when the employer himself begins to be unem ployed. When the employer is prosperous and his energies are profitably em ployed. employees have abundant employment and they also prosper. But w'hy is this period of unemployment? It is because all business is bewildered and uncertain. It does not know whether it may proceed in safety. It does not know with what snares its path may be laid. This condition began with transportation and now extends to all business. The greatest trouble with this country today is that every business which has been developed by the genius of the American .people has become the object of unforeseen attack trom some quarter or feels the threat or danger of attack. Our laws, which formerly were precise and definite, have blanketed business with loose gen eralities called crimes which the men who drew the laws and the men who interpret those laws cannot themselves define with any precision. Even when they endeavor to expound those laws they make them more obscure and mystifying than before. “There is nothing rtloFe distressing to an employer of labor than to turn away good men who desire to do good w’ork; but until all wake up to the fact that unless the employer is prosperous the employee is failing in pros perity, we will have little improvement. When we have learned the lesson that In this nation we are simply a big industrial family in which we all prosper together or we do not prosper at ail, we will then have promise of relief from the misunderstandings and cajolements which increase unemploy ment and destroy the comfort and the prosperity of the average man. "I urge reliet from the fads, fancies and isms which have filled our streets with unemployment and put away the dinner pail of the working man empty upon the shelf in the impoverished home. I urge the restoration of confi dence in the fact that American men of business are the peers of any in the world. 1 urge that the American workingman cannot be prosperous unless the American men of business prosper. I urge that prosperity can come to us only with the full dinner pail. Finally I urge that the public interest in transportation is that it shall be prosperous in order that it may he a successful and energetic aid to all ttie business it is designed to serve.” NOTICE. ’• " Parties indebted to the Ceoitnal Boltlijig Works are authorized to 6ettle with Mr. or Mrs. Frank Cor bie. Th<? Central sottling Worlds A. BALERIA, Proprietor DO IT NOW! The Next Town You Live in May not Have Many Conveniences, So Enjoy all You Can now. Electric Light is One of the Great est, but Cheapest Conveniences of the Age. Ask us for Details! Phone Central 20. The Gilpin County Light, Heat & Power Company sIL at. A. a4a I GROCERIES I i x Y WE H HVE V Y ——A The Finest and Choicest An Elegant Line of China X fY line of Provisions, Flour, Ware always on hand at Y Hay and Grain > J* Popular Prices J* * X x X | The Sauer-McShane Merc. Co. | A MAIN STREET, CENTRAL X Stamp /Vlill Screens Caps, Fuse and Candles. 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