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W. J. STULL, Editor and Prop.
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Phone, Central 106
On «a>* at Hyndngan'* and Poat Off
loa Book Store. Central City; Post OfT-
Ics, Book St <ir«, Slack Hawk; Kend
rick'* Book Store, 18th and Stout Bt*.,
Denver. Single Copies Flva Cents.
When Great Britain, at the behest
of the London broker, closed the
Indian mints to the coinage of the
silver rupee, at that time worth fifty
cents, the price of silver bullion be
gan to decline until it has reachedi
its present low price of forty-nine
cents per ounce.
The great powers of Europe, that
are now plunged in war. are daily
creating millions of dollars of debt,
and should it last for another year,
each and every one of the nations
so engaged, will be helplessly in
debt, unless another medium of ex
change is added whose intrensic val
ue takes its place alongside that of
Silver, from time Immemorial, was
acknowledged as one of the metal
standards for the payment of debt,
both public and private, until the cap
italistic class (beginning with Eng
land). began its demonetization, in
order that they could the more eas
ily dictate the price of the different
commodities of the world. Since
which time other nations, one by
one. have joined, until nearly every
nation is now using the single stand
The wealth of cur own nation, an
xious to profit by a single standard,
coerced cur congress in 1893 to de
monetize the one half of our circu
lating medium, since which time the
llne of demarcation between wealth
and toil is being more plainly drawn,
and discontent, high price of living,
riots and labor strikes have followed
in its wake.
The countries now at war are so
desolated that at Us terminus, a
large money circulation must be pro
vided to rebuild their despoiled coun
try, and from sheer force of circum
stance, must create a money other
fhan gold to supply the deficiency,
and that metal will undoubtedly be
' Superstition is net religion. Relief
without evidence is not religion. Faith
-without facts is not religion. What
ds religion? To love justice, to long
for the right., to love mercy, to pity
the suffering, to assist the weak, to
forget wrongs, and remember bene
fits. to love the truth, to be sincere,
to utter honest words, to love liberty
to wage relentless war against slav
ery In all forms, to love wife and
child and friend, to make a happy
home, to love tl e beautiful art. in
nature, to cultivate the mind, to be
fam tiler with the mighty thought that
tenius has expressed, the noble deeds
o£ all the world, to cultivate courage
and cheerfulness, to- make others hap
py. to fill the life with the splendor
of generous acts, the warmth of gen
erous words, to discard error, to des
troy prejudice, to receive new truths
with gladness, to cultivate hope, to
Fee the calm beyond the storm, the
darwn beyond the night, to do the
best that can be done and then to
be resigned.—tills is the religion of
reason, the creed of science. This
Satisfies the brain and the heart. The
Creed of Science is the best for all
mankind, and there are but six wondia
which need to be kept before tlie
W'orshiper of this creed—truth, liber
ty. courage, love, mercy and pity.
When this government took Issue
Germany on their mode of pcib
m urine welfare and insist'd on them
Conducting the war according to rules
of International warfare, many Am* I
orican citizens of German birth took
umbrage at the edict. Our govern
ment has now perned a note to Eng
land protesting in strong language. |
against American shipping being mo-'
looted in the carrying of goods to a
neutral nation, that will undoubtedly |
be deemed Inadvisable by many citi
zens of English descent.
Tills government lins remained neu
tral so fur during the war. and when-!
over any of the belligerent nations I
violate the laws accorded a neutral
nation by International law, it is the
duty of that government, for the pro
tection of Its citizens, and the law
f»il pursuit of trade, to cull them to
W’wit. and there should bo none so
unwise as to take exception.
Dean Thorpe of the school of
journalism of the University of Kan
sas gave business men at the dinner
last evening a very interesting ac
count of some of his newspaper ex
periences and some helpful hints on
advertising. His suggestion for suc
cessful competition with the mail or
der house, was for the merchant not
to appeal to the loyalty of the public
for home patronage, but by means of
scientific advertising inform them of
the articles in the store and quote
the comparative prices.
Ninety men of the town attended
the dinner last evening and sixty
seven of those present signed up for
five more dinners to he given during
tlie winter. This first gathering was
a success from every (way. If a prac
tical man as Thorpe, can be secured
for the coming five dinners, the series
will be the best thing for the mer
chants that has ever been attempted
or done.
The lecture at the high school by
Mr. Thorpe on Rudyard Kipling as
“The Master Reporter” was very in
structive and showed a deep literary
Insight on the part of the lecturer.
The attendance was the largest for
anything of its kind that has ever
bet n held in the high school. —Abilene
j (Kans.) Reflector.
| A merchant of high standing in the
| Netherlands is in New York to ar
! range for supplies which his country
; formerly got from Germany, but
| which are now shut off by withdraiw
; al of artisans for the army. He was
i as/ked how long he thought the great
I war would last. "Over here I find
| that you expect it to end within two
| years,” he replied. “In our country
Iwe lock for it to last from six to
ten years. To believe that it can
be brought to an end in less than six
years from the beginning of hostili
ties is to concede that Germany is
to win.”
The Emmett. Idaho. Index says a
man there tells of a motor ride he
I was taking a few nights ago when tl q
car suddenly turned a corner. The
j light fell on a certain back porch.
| where a lady was taking a bath. The
| lady fell out of the tub and the driver
| ran into the fence. The driver should
| have kept at least one eye on the
| road.
| Senator Root, of New York, has
I been dropped from the presidential
! list of candidates by the G. O. P.
Steering Committee. He showed his
popularity in that state at the last
, election, when his pet measure. “re
j vising its constitution” went glim
| mering by 400.000 majority. The vot
ers f-aid, “Root hog and die.”
In Europe the shortest time given
for the closing of the great war. is
six years. This brings us into an
other administration period, and as
Abraham Lincoln once said, “never
swap horses when in the middle cf
the stream.” Therefore Wilson, like
I Lincoln, should be retained in office
. until the end o? the struggle.
The women in the recently defeat
ed female suffrage states have adopt
ed the slogan, ‘*no votes, no babies.”
We suppose this means that Colorado
and other suffrage states will won
derfully increase in population, while
New* York and Massachusetts will
have more old maids than ever.

Let us by all means bane a non
partisan, tariff commission. We are
getting tired every two years of hear
ing that the breaking down of the
tariff wall has prostrated the busi
ness of the country, and caused the
sugar beet to refuse its aocustomed
per cent of saccharine.
Denver’s Lilliputian judge Is going
to wait until five o’clock p. m. here
after, when the sun’e rays casts Ms
Hhado'w to such a length he imagines
himself a full grown man. before at
tempting operations op average hu
A western farmer has discovered
that If you give your hogs plenty of
salt when fattening, and allow: them
to sleep In the smokehouse, you do
not have to cure their bacon.
The exports to foreign countries
from twelve American ports last
I week was $100,000,000. TlieTe are
many ports yet to hear from, that
I will largely swell the export trade.
From what we can secretly glean
from those voting for prohibition,
there will be more Uquor in secret
bond In Colorado on January 1, 1916,
than ever before.
The Republicans seem to have no
candidate that is wlM'tng to be jock
eyed In the next presidential rnee.
and may have to fall back on the
"Hero of Sun Juan 11111.”
"It Never Rains Hut It Pouts.” We
ha/ve It from authorativo sources that
trmfrsten float has been found on
Michigan mounntaln, near Apex.
Get the habit, and go to church.
Tuesday morning’s Denver News
contained a dispatch from Oatraan,
Ariz.„ telling of a wonderful strike
•made by W. F. Gray and associates,
who became interested in the new
Arizona camp a month /ago. The ar
ticle said:
“The Colorado colony is much ex
cited over a notable gold strike just
made by W. F. Gray and his part
ners from Central City,, Colo. Tests
made by local assayers show S3OO to
the ton, and the samples tested are
l said to have been taken from a thir
ty-foot vein, with well-defined walls
and every indication of permanence.
The rich ere is located only ten feet
belotw grass-roots, in what is record
ed as the Times group.
“Allen L. Burris, well known ns
president of the El Paso company, in
the Cripple Creek district, pronoun
ces the new strike by the Colorado
men as equal to the famous Tom
Reed., which has given Oatman its
reputation as a producer of the yel
low* metal.”
Important features of policies of
reconstruction of new government of
Mexico, as outlined by General Car
ranza. include the following: Big in
terests in Mexico are to be made to
pay their just share of taxation;
there are to be no more special priv
ileges; there will be no confiscation
of property merely because It belongs*
to wealthy persons; public lands are
to be cut up and sold to poor at mod
erate prices cn easy terms, and if
these are not sufficient to satisfy
l>cor people’s hunger for land, gov
ernment will purchase from big land
holders amd sell on same easy terms;
lands that have been acquired from
government by fraudulent) means
will be taken back and distributed
as are other public lands; there will
be no- persecution cf Catholics, but
Catholic clergy will have to abstain
from politics; American capital is
Invited to come to Mexico, but with
out promise of special privilege.
Alfred Skeels, who has been in
Gilpin the past several months, was
a visiter to Central last week. He
l ad a specimen of tungsten ore ta
ken from ground in Boulder county,
which he had located. He filed on
120 acres, north of the Giggey ranch,
in one of the richest sections of the
tungsten belt. Part of the land was
fenced, which led locators to believe
that it was patented. Mr. Skeels
looked up the records and found that
it was open to filing and took up 120
acre®. He is a lucky mortal, to have
fortune thus smile lipcn him so unex
The Grade school entertainment,
to be given at the opera lie use Fri
day night. November 19 to raise mon
ey for the purchase of playground ap
paratus fer the pupils, should have a
large attendance. The cause is a
most worthy one fer several reasons.
First it gives the children muscular
exercise needed in develop*ng them,
and secondly, it tends to keep them
off the street during the noonday
hour. The price of admission will be
25 cents to lower part of house, and
tickets can be purchased in advance
at Couch’s bookstore.
The beet sugar pirates made a vol
untary raise in the price of sugar
beets, the most extensive in the his
tory of their business. The sheep and
wool growers are getting top-notch
prices for their product. Mining is
better today than it has been in ten
years and our banks are lousy with
coin, in face of the fact that we are
in the midst of the most destructive
epoch in the WORLD’S HISTORY.
That Democratic tariff is certainly
some panic breeded.—Durango Dem
Tlie- Tuesday Reading club meets
next week with Mrs. F. W. Bertag*
nolli. Roll call, “Why I am a Club
Member.” Papers. “What Women’s
Clubs Have Accomplished in (’ivies..’’
Mrs. R. C. Benight; “Tlie General
Federation and C. T. W. C..” Mrs.
W. U. S. Parsons.
Tlie teachers of Gilpin's public
school* returned from the teachers’
institute at Denver Sunday. And as
one little fellow puts it, they learn
ed enough in two days to dope out to
us in a year.
DORN —In Idaho Springs. Sunday,
November 7, 1915. to the wife of
Dnrrow Mabee a girl. The mother
Is the daughter of Win. Gianvilie, of
this city, and Is a native of Gilpin
Walter Flagler received a telegram
today from his partner. Cliff Hughes*
that his mother died in Pennsylvan
ia yesterday. Mr. Hughes left here
about a week ago upon receipt of a
telegram stating his mother was very
•Mrs. Julia Dory, one of the few
survivors of the hardy band of pio
neers who settled In Gilpin county
In 1859. died in Idaho Springs last
week. The well known Dory hill. In
this comity, was named uftor her bus
American Woman Learned Something
From Visit Paid Her by a Detach
ment of Villistas.
Some years ago a humorous story
went the rounds of the newspapers,
about a young lady who, at a gather
ing of the Sons and Daughters of the
American Revolution, held her head
exceedingly high, explaining her
haughty demeanor on the ground that
she was descended from a bona fide
private soldier—the only private, she
was convinced, in the Revolutionary
hosts. The following incident would
seem to indicate that the Mexicans
who are fighting today are almost as
“well officered” as the patriot army of
the young lady’s lively fancy.
An American woman—now safe in
the states —writes that five soldados of
the Villista following one day rode in
to her remote mountain camp. They
were very decent fellows, and made no
threats; still, in the absence of her
husband, it seemed only wise to give
them plenty of food and drink, also to
yield gracefully to the request of one
of the number, who said he was the
captain, for the "loan” of a blanket.
Pretty soon a second warrior inti
mated that he, too, could use a blanket
to advantage in his campaigning, add
ing that he, too, was captain. When a
third made the same request, also an
nouncing his rank as that of captain,
their hostess paused in her distribu
tion of blankets.
“Tell me,” she inquired politely, “is
this entire detachment composed of
“Oh, no, sonora!” replied the one
who had first spoken. “I am Captain
Primero, this is Captain Segundo, and
that is Captain Tercero. Those” —in-
dicating the two remaining—"are the
private soldiers.”
And at this the admiring senora, ac
cording to her own account, at once
gave a blanket to each of tne two
high privates in the rear rank”—
moved by "sympathy with them for dl-'
ing captained firstly, secondly, and
even thirdly, and also by admiration of
them as being such rare birds!”—
Youth's Companion.
Fishing Grounds Yield Abundance of
Profit to Those Who Can Take
Advantage of Them.
When one hears of the discovery of
a new gold mine one is very apt to
wink the other eye and hold a trifle
tighter to the pocketbook. Also, there
is no very great rush to the scene. But
it is a different story when some al
truist fisherman discovers new fishing
grounds and lets the world know of
it. Then there is a real rush of fish
ing boats, for the owners thereof
know that such new discoveries are
often real gold mines.
Such has proved to be the case with
the new halibut grounds discovered in
the Pacific, lying due west from North
Head. Wash., from 27 to 35 miles off
the mouth of the Columbia river.
These grounds, whose area and exact
location are yet unknown, probably
constitute a veritable bank lying im
mediately between two areas which
the bureau of fisheries surveyed with
the steamer Albatross last year.
They are reported to be from 90
to 95 fathoms deep and are beyond
the 100-fathom line given on the
A small vessel fishing out of Puget
sound caught 18,000 pounds of hali
but on these grounds in one day. the
largest single day’s take this vessel
had ever made. During the three
weeks ended June 2, 1915, over 200,000
pounds of halibut were brought in
from the new gold mines of the ocean.
Iodine for Treating Wounds.
Many inquiries reach the editor of
this page on how best to apply iodine
to a cut or abrasion in order to pre
vent it from becoming infected. One
of the most convenient methods is to
use a stick Impregnated with iodine.
These can be obtained at any drug
store. They come in bunches packed
twenty in a small glass tube. The
tip of each stick has a head like a
match, made of resublimated iodine
60 per cent, and iodide of potassium
40 per cent. This when dipped in
water liberates an average 10 per cent
solution which should be applied free
ly to the cut and left to dry.
In using iodine it is essential to
remember that no wet dressing may
be applied. Exposure to the air will
do no harm, and the sore should be
covered only when there is danger of
It being irritated by coming in con
tact with foreign bodies and thus be
ing torn open.
Discovering Borax.
Nobel's accidental discovery of dy
namite has a number of parallels.
The value of one of our chief preserv
atives was made known by a trav
eler in Yellowstone Park coming upon
the dead body of a horse. The ani
mal must have been dead a consider
able time, yet the body was perfectly
preserved, and this arousing his curi
osity, led to an examination of a
peculiar dust with which it was cov
ered. It proved to be borax, hitherto
used only in glazing linen, but des
tined by that accidental discovery to
become one of the most ÜBod of chem
ical compounds in many fields ot in
Lucky English Angler.
A lucky angler, on the first experi
ence of fishing, has caught at Staines.
England, a golden tench, stated to be
the first caught in the Thames for the
last 20 ycarß. It was 14 Inches long
and weighed one pound and fourteen
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j. /Wr\ - We do not make " milk products” —
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