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Louis Mack and wife came up
from Denver Monday evening to
attend the Ziege funeral.
Mrs. James Mitchell and son
came up from Denver Sunday ev
ening and remained for the fun
eral of Alouis Ziege.
Mrs. Everett McCoy spent the
week-end in Denver.
R. G. Griffith went to Denver
Sunday to have some dental work
Mr. and Mrs. O. J. Duffield left
Saturday for Denver to spend a
Mr. and Mrs. Louis Ziege ar
rived from Denver Tuesday even
ing to attend the funeral.
Edwin Kloer arrived Monday
night from the Snake River coun
try in Oregon.
J. S. Kimball went to Denver
Sunday morning to get his new
teeth. They not only improve his
appearance, but facilitate the
mastication of his food.
Miss Dolly Beaman was a pas
senger to Denver Sunday morn
John May came up from Den
ver Monday.
Mrs. John Kloer was among the
passengers to Denver Tuesday
D. Shaner and R. M. Shaner,
father and brother of Martin
Shaner, were over from Apex
Wednesday to attend the wedding
of Martin Shaner and Miss Chris
tine Goebel.
Arthur Most came up from
Denver Thursday morning on bus
Neil McKay was a business pas
senger to Denver yesterday morn
L. J. Williams came up from
Denver Wednesday evening and
entertained a couple of friends.
Ignatz Meyer returned Wednes
day evening from a trip to Denver.
Edward L. Shannon, a Denver
attorney, had business at the
county treasurer’s offlce’Trnr'MtrrT-'
C. A. McNeil was in from Apex
Wednesday to attend the installa
tion of the newly-elected officers
of the Masonic lodge.
Card of Thanks
We take this method of express
ing to our good friends and neigh
bors our heartfelt appreciation of
their kind favors and words of
comfort during the illness and
death of our beloved husband and
Mrs. Anna Zicge,
Mr. and Mrs. James W. Mitchell,
Mr. and Mrs. H. H. Wherry,
Mr. and Mrs. L. J. Mack,
Mr. and Mrs. Louis Ziegc, Jr.,
Will and Walter Zicge.
Hugh Lawry figures on taking
over the fixtures of the Harvey &
McCallister market, which ceased
business the first of the month,
and will conduct a cash-carry
market. He will dispense with
credit, delivery service, and other
expenses not particularly neces
sary, and this will enable him to
sell meat at about ten cents a
pound less than the prevailing
price in Central and still make a
good profit. He is being urged
by his friends to open his cash
carry shop and corral the meat
business in Central.
Misses and children’s shoes at
the C. O. Richards Co.
HAS —.
Wrist Watches with bracelet, from $12.00 to (20.00.
Gold Lavallieres, set with diamond, pearl, ruby and
Rings with ruby, pearl, sapphire and diamond sets.
Chains with lockets. Scarf Pins, Sleeve Buttons and
Bead Necks.
Silver and Cut Glass.
BARKER pays the war tax not you.
(By D. W. and T. T.)
The students who have to re
main after school on Thursday
evenings are well repaid for their
efforts by having an hour’s enter
tainment in hearing the celebrat
ed Girl’s Glee Club of G. C. H. S.
practice. We will be celebrated
soon if we are not now, for we
contemplate an extensive tour
sometime in the near future.
Boost for us so that we may be
able to make a name for ourselves
and for our school as well.
Coach Laird and Captain Rich
ards made a visit to Golden last
Friday to see the basket ball game
between Idaho Springs and Gold
en, obtaining a few "pointers” as
to Golden’s methods and tricks.
We anticipate a game with them
during Christmas vacation.
One of our best beloved Sophs,
Phyllis McCallister, is deserting
our ranks this week. For fear of
becoming too personal, we will
not mention the names of those
who will miss her most. Heh,
George ?
The grade school will give the
customary Christmas entertain
ments Friday afternoon, the pro
grammes in the two lower rooms
commencing at one o’clock and
will be immediately followed by
that of the upper grades.
Friday last, Mr. Zumwalt made
the usual Assembly Period seem
as naught. His speech, “Marks
of a High Type of Mind,” was
such as is seldom heard from the
throat of man. Some of the im
portant points brought out were:
(1) Muscular strength, the ability
to withstand pain and fatigue,
and to control the apetite aio tests
of intelligence. (2) A wide range
of conversation and interests are
marks of superior mind. A little
mind magnifies little things, but a
great mind sees things that
amount to something. (3) If you
have the ability to see far ahead,
that quality may prove a value to
you both in the near future and
about one hundred years from
- Louise, when asked in Biology
class to distinguish between the
human and animal families, re
plied :
“A brute is an imperfect beast;
man is a perfect beast.”
Death of Old Timer
Alouis L. Ziege, a citizen of
Gilpin, county fifty-three years
died December 13th, of hronic
nephritis. He was born in Switz
erland July 12, 1837, and after
arriving in Gilpin county follow
ed his trade of stonemason and
worked on all the big buildings in
the county. He was a high-class
workman and was praised both
for his efficiency and the con
scientious service he rendered his
employers. Everyone who knew
him was a friend and his death
is generally mourned in the coun
ty. He leaves a wife, three daugh
ters and three sons. The funeral
was held Wednesday afternoon
from the residence.
It is reported that a company of
Denver men will take a lease on
the Old Town and Becky Sharp
mines in Russell Gulch, upon the
expiration of the Hughes-Three
wit lease this month. They will
run a cross-cut from the Old
Town to cut under the Becky
Sharp ore shoot. In addition to
giving depth, this connection will
free the Becky Sharp of water.
Vegetables at Hawley’s.
The city council of the City of
Central met in regular monthly
session on Thursday evening,
December 11th, Mayor Wilkinson
presiding. Aldermen present, At
kinson, Seymour, Willis, Rule and
McCallister. Minutes of former
meeting read and approved as re
The city clerk’s report of water
and tax collections for the month
of November, and ledger balances
as of November 30th, having been
examined and approved by the
finance committee, was submitted
and on motion were accepted and
City Marshal and Street Com
missioner Gray orally reported
the work having been practically
completed on the city streets and
its cost; also that an examina
tion had been made of the city in
take at Miner’s and Peck, and
some slight repairs and cleaning
done, making the same good for
the remaining winter months;
that the city supply was ample.
The Gilpin-Eureka Mines com
pany requested permission of the
council to erect a reservoir in
Eureka gulch, near the present
tank ,30x60 feet in size , in order
to store more of the waste and ov
erflow water for use at their mine
mill; the request was carefully
considered, and permission was
granted to erect such reservoir of
masonry or re-inforced concrete,
under the direct supervision of
the council and satisfactory to it.
Sundry other matters of city in
terest were discussed and oral in
structions given its officers to car
ry out the will of the council.
City and water bills amounting
to $392.10 were allowed and or
dered paid by warrant.
Alderman McCallister intimat
ed that it was probably the last
council he would attend for some
time, and expressed his regret;
the council tendered him thqnks
for his past services.
Thereupon the council adjourn
City Clerk.
Santa Claus
So that the kids might not be
disappointed if the world came to
an end before Christmas, Santa
Claus made his appearance in
Central today, a week ahead of
his schedule time. Santa must
have a wonderful press agent as
all of the children and many of
the grown up people of the town
gathered to welcome him and all
seemed to know of his coming. He
was dressed in his usual manner,
with the exception of a few minor
changes that were made to con
form with the latest Paris styles.
He had telegraphed Mrs. George
Athanasion, by wireless, the day
before, to have a Christmas tree
placed in the Red Cross quarters
and some time during the night
he came in and loaded the tree
down with presents for all the
children of Central City. A mys
terious circumstance in connec
tion with this affair was the dis
appearance of George Athanasion
just before the advent of Santa
Claus—he was missed soon after
wards but no one seemed to know
where he had gone. However, he
reappeared after Santa had van
ished but up to date has failed
to give a satisfactory explanation
of his absence.
Installation of Officers
Central lodge, No. 6, A. F. &
A. M., installed the following of
ficers at their meeting held Wed
nesday evening of this week:
Chas. O. Richards, W. Master.
Chas. A. McNeil, S. Warden.
Harry L. Eilmann, J. Warden.
W. O. Jenkins, Treasurer.
W. C. Matthews, Secretary.
Chas. S. Auger, S. Deacon.
Earl H. Quiller, J. Deacon.
Chas. A. Frost, S. Steward.
John F. Anderson, J. Steward.
H. E. Hazard, Tyler.
American domestic fojvl of all
varieties laid 1,957,000,000 dozen
of eggs in 1919, the Department of
Agriculture estimates. This was
sufficient to give every man, wom
an and child in the country more
than 200 eggs each.
Give Hawley’s a trial.
Paul Meeney, of Black Hawk,
arrived on Thursday to work at
the Evergreen mine.
Mrs. Wm. Anfang was a Cen
tral City visitor on Friday.
C. A. McNeil returned from a
trip to the state metropolis on
Saturday. ,
Lucille Rutledge left Friday
for Denver to visit with her sis
John Anderson, who has been
working at the Evergreen mine,
left on Saturday for his home in
Denver to remain until after the
L. D. Wurtz, of Moon Gulch, ar
rived in camp Saturday and is
working at the Evergreen mine.
Earl Quiller and Will Ziege
were out on Friday with meat and
groceries for their customers.
Chas. Dailey decided that Apex
was too cold and windy for him
so left for his home in Black
Hawk Saturday.
H. J. Barker was a Black Hawk
visitor on Friday evening.
Mr. McCreer left for his home
in Denver Monday. He decided
to quit working his property until
McClellan Laughlin left for
Denver on Tuesday where he will
remain for a few months.
Henry Baer attended the meet
ing of the 1. 0. O. F. in Central
The Xmas program and tree for
the school children was held at
the school house Tuesday after
noon. A splendid program was
furnished by the scholars.
Martin Shaner left Tuesday for
Central. He and Miss Christine
Goebel were married Wednesday
at the home of the bride’s parents.
Both are well known here and the
congratulations and best wishes
of the Apex people are extended
to them. They will reside in
Bonne Terre, Missouri.
S: F. Shaner has decided to re
turn to his home in Missouri to
spend the winter. He left for
Central on Wednesday and after
attending the wedding of his son
Martin and Christine Goebel, left
for Missouri on Thursday.
Miss Lorraine Williams left for
her home in Central Wednesday
to be ready to take the teachers’
examinations this week. She will
remain until after Christmas.
Mrs. J. D. Mabee made a trip to
Central Wednesday to have a chat
with Santa Claus.
C. A. McNeil was a Central vis
itor on Wednesday.
Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Kurtz and
family went to Central Wednes
day to attend the wedding of their
sister, Christine Goebel to Martin
Fred Goebel went to Central to
attend the wedding of his sister.
Fuller and MacCulloch
Harry Armfield cannot under
stand why the county is entitled
to $3,500.00 which it would re.
ceive if Fuller should forfeit his
bond by failing to show up for
trial. He says it reminds him of
the Irishman who fell from a
high building, owing to defective
scaffold and was badly injured by
the fall. The Irishman brought
suit against the contractors for
$25,000.00 and secured judgment
for that amount.
Some time afterwards he met
his attorney upon the street who
handed him $200.00. “And what
might this be for?” asked Pat.
The lawyer replied that it was his
damages in the case. “But,” says
Pat, “we got judgment for $25,-
000.00.” “I know,” says the law
yer, “but my fees had to come out
of that and there was the court
costs and other expenses that had
to be met, and that is all that was
left for you.” "Say,” said Pat,
"who fell from that building,
WANTED—Agent for Central
City and vicinity. Good proposi
tion. Previous experience unnec
essary. Free ScHool of Instruc
tion. Address Massachusetts
Bonding and Insurance Company,
Accident and Health Department,
Saginaw, Michigan. Capital sl,-
Sheaffer’s Fountain Pens, self
filling, at Barker’s. There are no
better made.
It is almost certain that there
will be a great revival in the min
ing industry. The demand for sil
ver is daily forcing the price of
that metal upwards. Gold has,
long since, disappeared as a cir
culation medium. Nearly all the
other metals are in great demand.
The financial condition of many
of the great countries of the
earth is such that they are close
ly bordering upon bankruptcy,
from the effects of the world war.
As a result of this condition,
gold and silver, the coinage met
als, are assured of a steady de
mand for many years to come. The
great mining operators of the
country, realizing existing condi
tions, already have their expert
men in the field in a search for
promising propositions. We re
veal no confidence in making the
statement that Gilpin county is
receiving favorable considera
tion in many quarters. Gilpin
county is bound to receive a por
tion of the new prosperity, which
will come to the mining industry,
but whether it shall receive the
share to which it is entitled, de
pends largely upon its own citi
zens. We have many mines lying
idle, the production of which in
the past made our county famous.
All these mines need is develop
ment to place them again among
the list of great producers.
Let us not delude ourselves
with the idea that everybody
knows the history of our mines
as well as we do, and even if they
did a little new publicity would
do qo harm. Each of us can do
his bit towards advertising the
resources of the county. Let every
man who has a mining item of in
terest, before he sleeps, send that
item to the local papers for pub
lication. Under present condi
tions, all that is needed to bring
a new wave of prosperity to Gil
pin county is for everybody to put
their shoulder to the wheel and
boost and keep boosting.
Martin Shaner, of Bonne Terre,
Mo., and Miss Christine Goebel
of Gilpin county, daughter of
Fritz Goebel, an old time resi
dent of Gilpin county, were un
ited in marriage by Judge Ful
lerton on Wednesday afternoon.
Mr. and Mrs. George Kurtz, the
latter a sister of the bride, acted
as best man and bridesmaid.
The contracting parties met for
the first time four months ago.
The groom was in the service of
Uncle Sam in France in the recent
war and was dressed in full uni
form. They left Thursday morn
ing for Missouri where they will
make their future home.
Merry Christmas to
Friend and Foe Alike
Aside from this sentiment my
wish implies, it may not be amiss
to call your attention to my var
ied line, especially as it affects
the male part of your family. Nev
er before have I carried in stock
a better variety of goods suitable
for all year around, etc. Como
and see me and my “clerks” will
be too glad to show you every at
tention and my prices will speak
for themselves.
Gratefully yours,
The grandstand at the ball park
was blown down by the heavy
wind Saturday night. The lum
ber is being salvaged and will be
used by the city in mending the
A Few Christmas Suggestions
tC golden rule
For Ladies, Men and Children
Handkerchiefs from 3 cents each to $1.50 a Box.
Stationery from 35 cents to $2.00 a Box.
Japanese Pictures from 15 cents up.
' Georgette Waists and Camasoles. ) k
Silk and Mercerized Hose, Ties.
Beads, Stick Pins, Brooches, Chains, Rings, etc.
Books, Games, Dolls and Many Other Gifts too Num
erous to Mention.
Mrs. Herman Hartman return*
ed Saturday evening from Denver.
Miss Florence Meyer left Fri
day morning for Denver, return
ing Saturday evening.
Mrs. N. G. Mitchell returned
last Friday from Denver, accom
panied by her daughter, Mrs. John
Rohling, and grandson, Burton
Mrs. A. M. Fairchild and
daughter Mildred went to Den
ver Friday morning and visited
with relatives.
George E. Fritz and son, George,
went to Denver Friday afternoon
and remained until Sunday.
Frank Channing left Sunday
morning for Denver on a few
days’ business trip.
Chas. Dailey left Wednesday
morning for Golden.
A mistake was made last week
in announcing the death of Mrs.
Arthur Hooper in Denver. It
should have been Mrs. Sidney
Hall, nee Catherine Suponchis, a
niece of Mrs. Herman Hartman.
Don’t overlook the Woodcraft
dance at Fritz hall this coming
Saturday evening. Mrs. Rose
Slattery will furnish the music.
Tickets are 75 cents. Refresh
ments will be served.
The social last Friday night at
Fritz hall was a financial success
and the ladies of the M. E. church
wish to thank the public for their
generous patronage. The pro
ceeds will be used for the Christ
mas tree at the church on Christ
mas eve, to which the public is
most cordially invited.
The End of the World
A local scientist, unknown to
fame, whose initials are P. M., be
came so alarmed at the dire pre
dictions of our great astronomers
that he has been quietly delving
into astronomy upon his own ac
cord for the past, two He
gathered a great deal of valuable
information which he has promis
ed to give to the Observer in a
communication which he is now
A careful study of the position
of the planets of our solar system
has convinced him that Professor
Porta made a grave error in his
calculations. He finds no cause
for alarm because all of the plan
ets happen to be ranged upon the
same side of the sun, opposite to
what he calls the hot spots. In
stead of bringing Arctic weather,
storms, hurricanes, earthquakes
and Hades in general, our local
savant contends that when these
hot spots shoot their vast flames
of fire out into space for millions
of miles the heat will scatter thru
out the entire solar system and
will be absorbed by alii of the
planets and make them much
warmer. That our winter from
now on will be milder than usual
and that spring will come at least
one month earlier.
Black Hawk Death
Mrs. Mary M. Pelham, of Black
Hawk, died Dec. 14th of cancer
of the right arm and shoulder.
She was a daughter of Noah S. Al
labaugh and was born in Indiana
July 25, 1842 and had resided in
Black Hawk a good many years.
The funeral was held Wednesday
morning. Interment in the Dory
Hill cemetery.
Turkey dinner Christmas day
at the Teller House, 75 cents.

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