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W. J. STULL, Editor and Prop.
One Year In Advance $2 00
Blx Months in Advance $1.90
Phone, Central 106
On at Hyndraan'i and Po*t Off
ice Book Stoce, Central City; Post Off
ice, Book Store, Black Hawk; Kend
rlck’s Book Store, 16th and Stout St«.,
Denver. Single Copies Flv« Cents.
When silver was demonetized in
3873 it was dene by a small company
of high-class thieves in laondon and
New York for the purpose of making
perpetual -the tremendous interest
bearing debt under which this coun
try had been whelmed by the great
■Civil war. There was no demand for
the legislation. Not one in ten of
the congressmen who voted for the
measure knew what was intended.
Neither did the president who signed
tloe bill. It was the work of would
be thieves., carried tlirough by a
sneak. The depression that followed
became so unbearable that ti e Slier
main law was passed in 1879.
This would have restored silver to
its old place except for the extraord
inary efforts of Dan Manning, the
secretary of the treasury, and who
When remonetization was imminent,
bought thirteen million ounces of sil
ver from France and Mexico and de
feated it. The same coterie of thieves
brought cm the panic of 1893 to sup
ply an excuse frr calling an extra
session to bulldoze congress into re
pealing the purchasing clause of the
Sherman law and the selling of
$250,000,000 interest bearing bonds
In time of peace to run the govern
ment. upon which bonds the people
are still paying interest.
'The depression wa.s so terrible that
Mr. McKinley was elected on a plat
form that promised a conference
to restore silver. He named com
missioners to that conference, they
went to France, were most cor
dially welcomed amd a basis for re
monetization was agreed upon. The
premier of France went with them to
England to get the concessions which
the chancellor of the exchequer had
agreed upon, when the India council
in London backed by the thieves of
Newccurt rose in protest and our sec
retary of treasury. Lyman Gage,
cabled to London that the United
States did not desire remonetization.
This was prompted by Mark Hanna
and Mr. Kohl&aat of Chicago who l ad
a hold on the president which he
could not shake off.
In 189 C. ’l*7 and '9B there was a
universal failure of crops in India.
Argentine and Australia, and a
three-year engineers’ strike in Eng
land which forced the world to bring
their gold to us for both food and
tlie manufactured articles they need
ed. with the result that in two years
our country’s money was reinforced
by $2,000,000,000 in gold from
abroad. Then business boomed in
many parts of the east and the state
ment wan often heard “see what the
(Wold standard lias done for us!” But
In 1907 a new jxuiic came like thun
der from a clear sky; the gold gamb
lers of New York who had absorbed
the country’s money finally quarreled
tund overplayed themselves; one
great house went down, then the
others were obliged to do as they had
done in *93, get back to back, issue
paper prom lees to pay and compel
the people to take them or nothing
fer money.
Then they continued toccntrolthe
money of the country up to the past
ing of the currency law of last year.
But in truth there has been a depres
sion on the country ever since 1907.
Now\ too. it is clear that the act
which demonetized silver destroyed
our export trade to the Orient, to half
the people of the earth, and by the
same act. In effect, offered a-premium
of sixty per cent upon all that the
naktd wretches cf the world cen
wild us In conupetition with our ■work
Ing men. It haa, too. confused o»ur
exchanges with half the remainder
of the world. It lias robbed our own
ocuaitry of ciuite $2,000,000,000 to
I-ast year .1. P. Morgan, of New
York declared that there was not
money <no ugh In the world to serve
as a basis for the world’s business.
Since thin tens of billions of debt
lias been added to this Inverted pyra
mid that toppli s on its point of gold
and business halts because the am
t unt of gold in the world Is not
•sufficient to make money any longer
n fair measure of values or anything
like an ample circulating medium.
such a volume of int rrest
bearing dr It is piling up that uni
versal repudiation Is Imminent. Gold
hm u single measure of value, instead
of being a convenience and blessing,
luus become a torture to the mas«~B
vi mankind. —Judge C. C. Goodwin.
Writing to Baron von Burian, Aus
tro-Hungarian Minister of Foreign
Affairs, under date of Aug. 20 lasti
Ambassador Duinba asked attention
to the fact that with a world-wide
war in progress further pressure
from Europe against the manufacture
and sale of munitions in this country
would be not only useless, but “hav
ing regard to the self-willed temper
ament of the president, harmful.”
The letter containing this expres
sion was intrusted in secret to a mes
senger Who chanced to be intercepted.
Why should it have been necessary by
subterfuge to transmit such informa
tion as to the character of the presi
dent of tlie United States? Has it
not been known for years that he is
Jim Smith* in New Jersey, found
that out long ago. with our old friend
Col. George Harvey a fair second.
The trusts once barricaded in that
s/tate can testify to it. The men in
Wall street who for a generation had
kept a strangle-hold on American
banking and currency and enjoyed a
monopoly of depressions and panics
knew all about it. The various leagues
oif plunder operating under our dis
criminating tariff laws were fully in
formed. The coastwise-shipping com
bination needed no instruction. Big
business, dollar diplomacy, lobby and
government by injunction to say
nothing of Huerta in Mexico and his
imitators in Colorado were In close
touch with the situation.
What Dr. Dumba attempted to con
vey privately to Ills superiors, in Vien
na, wa? being shouted from the house
tops in America. In support of his
fellow-citizens who make and sell mu
nitions cf war everybody knows that
the president stands like adamant,
for two reasons, both vital. One is
absolute right under lanv, national
and international. The other is the
consideration of national defense.
With the rest of the world war-crazy
and armed to the teeth, to say that
we may not manufacture and sell
arms and ammunition is to forbid us
in case of need to buy them,.
Why should not Mr. Wilson be self
willed? —New York World.
A part\% when entering a political
campaign, must have an issue, set
ting forth to tlie A’otcr the advan
tages to be gained along this cer
| tain line. The tar’ff issue, so long
held by the Republicans to whip the
farmer and manufacturer into line,
lias been exploded in many different
ways, especially in the beet sugar
industry. The “law and order” wave
by which the Republicans partially,
rode into power in this state in 1914.
has ceased to be a drawing card, and
all signs point that that badly shat
tered party will (both national and
state), try to retrain power upon the
issue that America will become the
dumping ground for manufacturers
throughout the world, after the great
European war is over, unless they
are reinstated to guide the ship
John D. Jr., may flirt with the
Mexican senoritas, and dance, and
become enamored with the saffron
bellies of southern Italy, and even
allow himself to be folded in the
amis of Morpheus in miners’ cabins
at night (like the Arabian Knight on
the tented plain), but he Is wise in
drawing the social line when it
conies to assimilating with Mother
Jones, and we therefore give him
mere credit than is due the “Juven
ile Judge.”
It has been shown that John D.
Rockefeller, Jr., when brought in
close relation with Ills employees of
the C. F. & I. Co., has succeeded
In es'.abllshirg friendship between em
ployer and employee. Now keep the
professional ugi tarter in the back
ground. and Colorado has seen her
last great coal strike.
The population of these United
States of America, aTe mostly from
tlie descendants of European coun
tries now* at war. While the) spirit
of malice and hatred is uppermost
among the contending factions that
are taking part In the world’s great
est of wars, those who have made
this therir udopted country and rear
ed their families under our starry
bedecked flag, that stands for peace
and prosperity among nations, should
refrain as much pjb possible from al
lowing their love of mother-country,
to lead them into argument that
may lessen their loyaltoy* their bus
iness, or their social standing.
We wish to express our heartfelt
thanks to cur relatives, neiglibbors
and friends for their kindness and
sympathy during the illness and death
of our dearly beloved mother. Ak a o
for the beautiful floral offerings.
Mr. and Mrs. Jos. Schocnher,
Mr. and Mrs. Cl. Hoss,
Elizabeth Schcenher,
Ro?i3 Schoenher,
Chou. Schocnhcr.
Rrnd the war news In the Obser
ver. It Is authentic. .
Outnumbering the opponents by
four to one. the advocates of state
control of the public domain won an
important victory at tlie water power
conference of western states held at
Portland. Ore. Resolutions declaring
for state control and asking congress
to pass suitable legislation to bring
this about were adopted with only
seven votes in opposition. Colorado’s
delegates were conspicuous in waging
the fight for sta'e control and they
correctly represented the overwhelm
ing sentiment of the people of the
Action by the Portland conference
may result in congress changing its
attitude, but the national lawmakors
should take into consideration the pre
vailing viewpoint of the west when
framing legislation at the next ses-1
si,on. Unfortunate lj- the policy of the \
government is controlled by officials
and congressmen who are not in sym
pathy with the western ideals. They
sitill regard the western states as vas- :
sals of the federal government and
in. need of paternalistic guidance.
Colorado and other states wherein!
the public domain is located arr 3 capa- j
ble of administering alii the resources
within their borders as efficiently as
can be done by federal control. The j
sentiment cf the west, as expressed
at tlie Portland conference, is that |
the government turn over to the states j
tlie public domain, thus permitting!
each state to work out its own des
Under the federal system the states ;
are handicapped and unable to make
the progress they could if permitted
to handle affairs which directly con
cern the states. State management,
is bound to come in time, as justice ,
cannot be continually denied the!
west.-. Conferences like the one just,
ended * will hasten the victory for
state control. —Pueblo Star-Journal. |
Friends cf the defaulting mail-tel-1
ler of the Merchants’ National Bank.
attribute his downfall to speculation
in war stocks. Confident that lie could
‘‘clean up a million in a month” if,
only he had the money for margins, i
he is represented to have used the 1
bank's funds with that object and in
the expectation cf paying back his
shortage and compromising his em
bezzlement by restitution in the ev- j
ent cf discovery.
The theory went wrong, as such
theories so often do, and instead of a ,
fort re. brought exposure and di-grace
to the gambling teller. But is Brad-1
ley only the first of a new crop of
Wall street victims, not all cf them ]
necessarily defaulters but all owing
their ruin to the lure of quick profits j
in war-stock gambling? > That is a
question of more immediate interest !
than the particular ca e of ti e de- \
faulting bank employee.
Certainly not since tlie Civil war
has the stock exchange been in the]
grip of such a fever of insensate (
stock-gambling as now obs; sses it and •
probably never before has it exercis
ed so demoralizing an influ me? on the
investing public. Wall street today,
marking up war-stoo.ks to unheard-of
figures and utilizing the genuine pros
perity of a few industrial companies
to inflate prices all along the line on
mere rumor and regardless of intrin
sic values —this is Wall street at its
worst and in its most evil aspect.
—New York World.
Denver, Colo., Oct. 5. —From the
returns received so far from ti e Col
orado Fuel and Iron company’s min
ing camps where the miners are vot
ing on the Rockefeller industrial plan
the majority is so great that it may
bo considered unanimous.
The results show:
Berwind. 140 affirmative, 0 nega
tive; Tobasco, 138 for. 25 against:
Lester. 97 affirmative, 9 negative;
Cameron, the vote wtas 28 for. 0 ag
ainst; Ideal, 88 and 0 and Walsen.
276 for and 35 against.
Observer—-the family paper—s 2 00.
No woman lias yet asked for her
money back. Can you ask for fur
ther proof that you need a Hoosier
too? The low price Is regulated by
the Hoosier company. Don’t full to
see the Innumerable things for the
home to bo found at
The C. O. Richards Furniture Co.
Subject Would Appear to Be Distaste
ful to the Youthful Mind
of America.
No single study, in school days, next
to correct “reading, ’riting and ’rith
metic” is more important than geogra
phy. That boys and girls who enter
business life should be so remiss in
common every-day knowledge is re
gretable. One who has traveled never
forgets the places he visited, and maps
may be dry things when one does not
travel, but it requires little effort to
memorize the more important place lo
cations. As there is only one post of
lice of like name in any one state it
is easy to address a letter correctly
if one knows what state.
There are many Springfields, the
more important being in Massachu
setts, Ohio and Illinois. There are
numerous Washingtons, but only one
Washington, D. C.. the capital of the
nation. New Orleans is iu Louisiana,
Boston in Massachusetts, Seattle in
Washington (state). But where are
the American cities of Bismarck, Boise
(not Boise City), Moberly or Texar
kana? Maybe these locations are tol
erably well known, but what about the
following: How do you spell Cincin—?
Try and finish it. Where is Westerly?
What river, if any, separates the two
Kansas cities? Is the Mississippi real
ly muddy, or does the silt originate in
some other stream? Which is the
farthest west, Cape Blanco or Cape
Flattery, and where are they? Is Port
land, Ore., near the ocean? Is it on
the Columbia river? Where do four
states meet? All easy questions.
Nothing is so exasperating to a busy
aierchant or broker as to have his let
ters missent, or town mislocated. The
boy should know.
Idea Is That Novelists Will Be Called
Upon to Do a Great Deal of
“Practically the world in which wo
were born came to an end at the be
ginning of last August and a new
world was created,” says St. John G.
Irvine, the Irish novelist. “We shall
have to shed many beliefs and acquire
many new ones before we are able to
move about again in the comfort we
had before the war began.
“The process of adjustment will be
difficult and tortuous for all of us, but
it will be a thousand times more tor
tuous and difficult for the novelist and
the imaginative writer, who has not
merely to fit himself Into the new
world, but has to discover the re
adjustment made in the lives of other
“Men can go on producing machines
and buttons and clothes and knick
knacks after the war is over very
much in the way in which men pro
duced these things before the war be
gan, but the novelists will not be able
to write novels In the old way.
“The man who produces patent
medicine will be able to continue pro
ducing it as if there never had b*en
a European disaster, but the man who
writes novels dealing with his own
timos must take the war into account;
and because of this the novelist of to
day is at a disadvantage compared
with the novelists of other times.
“Jane Austen was able to write six
novels without mentioning the Na
poleonic wars, during which she lived,
although they must have touched her
intimately, for two of her brothers
were in the navy. A modern novelist,
dealing as realistically with our time
as Jane Austen dealt with hers, sim
ply mu3t let the war into his story.”
“Insect Pests" Are Minor War Horrors.
Besides poisonous gases and “Jack
Johnson” and minenwerfer (bomb
throwing machines) our soldiers have
a good deal to endure from what has
euphemistically been termed the
“minor horrors” of warfare. These
insect pests—we spare our readers
the enumeration of all the varieties —
not only add very greatly to the dis
comfort of the men In the trenches,
but during the summer they may be
come positively dangerous to the
health of the army. Sir Crichton
Browne, who adds to his other activi
ties that of the chairman of the Na
tional Health society, has lust been
reminding us that an Immense propor
tion of the mortality In war that la
caused by disease Is propagated by In
sects. During the South African cam
paign flies were among the most ac
tive agents in spreading typhoid, and
lice are largely responsible for the
typhus which has been ravaging Ser
bia.—London Globe.
Loses Her Clothes on Train.
Mrs. Anna Thrope of 2653 Emerald
street, Philadelphia, lost S4OO in
money and most of her clothes on a
train coming Into Omaha at night. She
stoppod In this city to purchase new
clothing, after which she continued
her trip to the Pacific coast.
Mrs. Thrope carried her cash in a
handbag, and during the night this,
as well as her grip and the clothes
she had taken ofT, were stolen. She
carried her railroad tickets and ex
tra money In another place, and these
the thief didn't molest. —Omaha Dis
patch to New York World.
To him who sleeps out of doors
these days there wfll be no confused
feeling in the mind as he springs
from his blanket, no heavy taste in
nls mouth. The sweet airs from the
hills, the healing breath from the
woods will not permit that “wrong
way-out-of-bed feeling" so common
among the dwellers of closely-packed
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