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Mrs. E. V. Parenteau left Tues
day morning for Ft. Russell, Wyo.,
to spend Christmas with her son,
Lysle, and family.
/ Miss Lyda McLeod arrived Mon-
Jk-thiy from Greeley to spend the hol
days with her parents.
Mrs. Thos. Cudahy left Tuesday
morning for Denver.
Mrs. Anna Reseigh left Monday
afternoon for Golden to visit over
Christmas with relatives.
Miss Emma Zadra was up from
Denver Sunday to visit her father.
Father James Nolan Foster, of
Scranton, Pa., recently of Color
ado Springs, arrived Friday and
will be stationed at St. Mary’s
parish until Father Hickey, who
is now in St. Joseph’s hospital
Denver, recovers his health.
* James Flynn returned from
New Mexico last Friday and has
taken a lease in the Hampton.
Miss Ruth Williamson arrived
last Friday evening from Boulder
for the holidays. For reasons
best known to herself she will not
return to school.
Willett Lake was up from Den
ver Sunday to visit his parents.
Mrs. Thos. Stribley and daugh
ter, Miss Hazel, went to Denver
Monday morning.
Mr. and Mrs. Geo. McFarlane
left Monday morning for the val
ley and will spend the week with
J. E. Lightbourn left Monday
for the valley, returning Tuesday.
• Miss Minnie Martin made a trip
to Denver Monday morning.
Miss Julia Brohl, accompanied
by her brothers, Ned and Will, ar
lived Sunday evening to spend
Christmas with their parents.
Mr. and Mrs. R. R. Demeter
drove up from Denver Saturday.
T. R. Henehan, mining inspcct
, or, was an arrival from Denver on
Sunday evening.
Wilford Salesbury came up
from Denver Sunday to spend the
' holidays with his grandparents,
Mr. and Mrs. H. J. Hawley.
Mrs. J. R. Rule returned from
Denver Saturday evening, accom
panied by her two daughters,
Misses Elizabeth and Emma.
Mrs. John Kloer returned Sat
urday night from a several days’
shopping tour in Denver.
Mrs. Rose Slattery, cf Denver,
visited Saturday evening with
Mr. and Mrs. John Slattery.
Louis Ziege, wife and mother,
left Sunday afternoon for Denver.
Mr. and Mrs. Louis Mack re
turned to Denver Sunday after
Ira E. Clapper, a mining man of
Denver, was up the latter part of
the week examining a property in
the Nevadaville section.
Henry P. Altvater and sister.
Miss Lena, went to Denver Wed
nesday afternoon to spend Christ
mas with their mother.
Peter McFarlane left yesterday
for Denver to enjoy Christmas
with his daughter.
* Miss Martha Davidson went to
Arvada Wednesday afternoon to
spend Christmas at the ranch.
Mr. and Mrs. John Cotter, of
Rollinsville, are spending CKrist
* mas with the Slattery family.
Mrs. George Williamson and
son, Hobart, left this week for
lowa to spend Christmas with
Miss Luella Richards is home
from Boulder and Miss Margaret
Auger, from Greeley, to spend the
HAS —.
Wrist Watches with bracelet, from $12.00 to $20.00.
Gold Lavallieres, set with diamond, pearl, ruby and
Rings with ruby, pearl, Bapphire and diamond sets.
Chains with lockets, Scarf Pins, Sleeve Buttons and
Bead Necks.
Silver and Cut Glass.
BARKER pays the war tax not you.
Can Animals Reason?
Peter McFarlane, one of the
pioneer residents of Central City,
is convinced that the lower ani
mals possess reasoning powers
that prove a high order of intelli
gence. He relates an incident
that occurred many years ago
in Canada to prove his contention.
In that portion of Canada where
the incident occurred fleas were
very thick and were a great pest
to many kinds of animals. He saw
a fox one day in its efforts to get
rid of fleas, go down to the banks
of a stream where they had been
shearing sheep and taking a little
piece of wool that had been left
on the banks between his teeth,
swam out in the stream. It is a
well known fact that if an animal
goes into the water the fleas will
leave that part of the body which
is submerged and congregate on
that part which is out of the
water, but under no circumstan
ces will they leave the body and
take to the water. The fox evi
dently knew this so he swam out
into the stream and when the fleas
gathered to his head he slowly
sank until nothing but the piece
>.f wool was sticking out of the
water. After giving the fleas
time to gather upon the bunch of
wool, he released it from his
mouth and swam to the shore and
not a single flea was left upon his
The State Highway Commission
has been bawling out the commis
sioners of Jefferson county for
their failure to do their share in
the construction of highways and
the censure is well deserved, as
that Jefferson county bunch can
peddle more bull and do less to
benefit the people than any com
missioners in the state. It would
seem that the people of Jefferson
county would become wise some
time and have a house-cleaning.
Mrs. Everett McCoy, one of the
teachers in the grade school,
leaves shortly for Denver, where
Mr. McCoy is employed by the
Tramway company, and will go
to housekeeping. She was a cap
able and popular teacher and her
loss will be felt both by the pupils
and the faculty.
Miss Gladys Matthews arrived
Tuesday evening from Bridgewat
er, S. D., to spend the holidays
with her parents.
Mr. and Mrs. Curtis Rundquist
came up from Denver Tuesday ev
ening. Mr. Rundquist is braking
on the railroad in Wyoming.
Mrs. Harry Eilmann was in
Denver this week on a shopping
Mrs. C. T. Zumwalt returned
Tuesday evening from a short
visit to Denver.
Jack Manuel and Sam Thomas
left Wednesday morning for Den
ver to spend Christmas with rela
Harry Teller left Wednesday
morning for Denver to spend
Christmas with his mother.
Miss Celia Johnson, of Limon,
Colo., is visiting her brother, Bert
Johnson, of the Central City hotel.
Mr. and Mrs. LI. P. Davies will
spend Christmas in Denver with
Mrs. Melita Seymour and
daughter are up from Denver for
the holidays.
Dr. and Mrs. Guy A. Ashbaugh
were arrivals Wednesday morning
from Merino, Colo.
Mrs. W. J. Stull and children
left Wednesday afternoon for
Denver to spend Christmas with
Company Will Work Old Town
and Becky Sharp Mines in
Russell Gulch Section.
George Kimball was over from
Idaho Springs Tuesday in his
Pathfinder car which he is figur
ing on replacing with a new
Pierce or Packard as soon as his
numerous mining interests will
give him a moment’s time so that
he can think automobile, nnd told
the Observer man that a lease had
been given on the Old Town and
Becky Sharp mines to Albert R.
Clark of Denver, as trustee, to be
later assigned to a company, the
organization of which is now be
ing perfected. Work on the Becky
Sharp, which ceased a few days
upon the expiration of the Hughes
and Threewit lease, was resumed
Monday morning under the man
agement of Mr. Kimball, with
Charles Fuller in charge of under
ground work. The shaft will be
straightened and a pump has
been ordered to handle the water.
The shafthouse and equipment
on the Old Town will be put in
shape at once and the shaft re
paired so that the crosscut in the
1000 level west can be extended
to cut under the Becky Sharp.
This crosscut has already been
run 200 feet and only 250 feet
will have to be driven to cut the
Becky Sharp vein. During the
past year Hughes and Threewit
took out $75,000 net from the
Becky Sharp and by going down
on the shoot the new operators
should more than duplicate this
St. Nicholas, the
Real Santa Claus
A young and rich man was
walking one day thru the streets
of his native town, when he heard
sounds of lamentation from the
house of a nobly born man who
was now living on the verge of
starvation with his three daugh
ters. The young man listened,
and he heard a girl’s voice say:
“Father, let us go into the
streets and beg, for it is hard to
Then he heard the proud father
make answer:
“Not yet. Not tonight. Let us
wait one more night. I will again
pray God to save my children
from such disgrace.”
Nicholas hurried home. Among
the treasures he had inherited
from his father were three bars
of solid gold. He took one of
these bars at night to the house
of the poor man, and finding an
open window, which he could just
reach by standing on tiptoe, he
thrust in the bar of gold and de
parted. Then he came a second
night, and left the second bar;
and the third night, and left the
third bar. But the third night he
was discovered, and the poor
father, who believed that the gold
had come from Heaven, knelt at
his feet. Nicholas lifted him up,
and said:
"Give thanks to God, for it was
He who sent me to you.”
This and many other splendid
gift of love did Nicholas in the
name of God and always in secret,
so that he is called St. Nicholas,
and we say that he comes to chil
dren on Christmas Eve and fills
their stockings with gifts for the
sake of his Master the Lover of all
children and the Savior of man
All News to Us
Tom Dunstone, the powder
man, was looking up business
here this week, and incidentally it
became known that he contem
plates quitting the powder busi
ness the first of the year and will
have charge of the Fifty gold
mines over at Black Hawk, which
is said to have changed hands
yesterday, some New York par
ties taking it over.—ldaho Springs
Early Morning Marriage
Raymond J. O'Mera, a well
known young fellow of Black
Hawk, was married early Sunday
morning to Miss Mary R. Johnson
of this city, by Father James
Nolan Foster. They boarded the
morning for Detroit, Mich., where
they will make their home.
Sheaffer’s Fountain Pens, self
filling, at Barker’s. There are no
better made.
Fred, Wood will arrive from
Colorado Springs to enjoy Christ
mas with his family.
J. C. F. Webb left Wednesday
morning for Galesberg, 111., and
will spend the holidays with his
Don Mellow arrived this week
from Texas to visit his parents.
Miss Anna Wagner arrived last
Sunday from Tabernash and will
spend her vacation with the Wag
ner family.
W. M. Kirk was rigged out a
saw mill with a gasoline engine
and is sawing up some old houses
he bought for fire wood.
Mr, and Mrs. Nick Ellis and
Mrs. Blanch Joyce came up from
Denver to spend Christmas with
the S. T. Harris family.
R. I. Hughes says a Denver
company will work the Lillian
mine after the first of the year
and that he is to be manager.
S. T. Harris will leave for Den
ver this week to make a report to
the game commissioner in refer
ence to the deer and elk in Middle
park that will have to be fed dur
ing the winter. He will suggest
to the commissioner that three
carloads of the elk be shipped to
Gilpin county where there is an
open range in winter and the wild
game would feel securely at home
with the wild people.
Wolfe-Stribley Nuptials
A wedding of unusual interest
to the people of Gilpin county
where the principals are well and
favorably known, occurred in
Denver Monday, when Miss Hazel
Stribley became the bride of W.
H. Wolfe. The ceremony was per
formed by the Rev. B. T. Vincent
at his residence. The couple ar
rived in Central Wednesday even
ing and will visit with Mr. and
Mrs. Thomas Stribley, parents of
the brids, until .New Years. They
will then go to Soda Springs, Ida.,
where Prof. Wolfe is superintend
ent of schools. They will make
their permanent residence in Sal
ina, Kans., after the school term,
where Prof. Wolfe has a large hnd
productive farm.
The marriage is the culmina
tion of a courtship which had its
inception while both were teach
ing in the Central City schools.
Mrs. Wolfe is a native of the
county and is as fine a specimen
of refined and cultured woman
hood as the county has produced.
Prof. Wolfe is a splendid type of
American manhood and one to be
valued as a friend. The Observer
extends congratulations and wish
es them long life and happiness.
Central City lodge of Elks will
give an entertainment and dance
at their hall Saturday evening
for the members and their famil
ies. Following the good time at
the hall a real honest to God ban
quet will be served at the Central
City hotel.
Game Warden S. T. Harris re
turned Tuesday from the Middle
park section, where he was look
ing after deer and elk. He found
1000 head in the vicinity of Hot
Sulphur Springs which the game
department will have to feed at
least three months owing to the
heavy snows and the shortage of
range. Mr. Harris was in Grand
county a week and says the ther
mometer registered from 25 to 30
degrees below zero every day he
was out.
Directors of school district No.
1 find themselves confronted with
two vacancies in the corps of
teachers, and just at a time when
teachers are none too plentiful.
To prevent the recurrence of
these too frequent vacancies, the
Observer would suggest to the
board that they select some poor,
misguided schoolmarms who have
fared poorly at Cupid’s court and
find themselves burdened with
shiftless husbands to support, to
fill these positions. Necessity
will require that they remain on
the job and the board will not be
bothered with vacancies to be fill
ed during the middle of the school
Everett McCoy is up from Den
ver to spend Christmas with his
Crying Need of a Place Here
Where Small Lots of Ore
May be Sold.
One of the greatest needs of
our county is a home market for
our ores where small lots can be
disposed of. The leasers have
done as much, if not more, to keep
mining alive in the county than
all of the capital that has been
brought into it. A few years ago
nearly every man was interested
in some pool that was engaged in
mining—even the miners who
were working for wages were usu
ally interested in some lease.
When the war broke out gold and
silver mining were placed at a
disadvantage. These metals did
not advance in price like other
commodities but the cost of pro
ducing them did advance. The
war made a great demand for
labor and capital in lines of busi
ness which did not exist before
and ceased to exist after the war.
As a natural consequence purely
gold and silver mining were large
ly abandoned during the war, but
owing to the greatly increased de
mand for both gold and silver and
the certainty that the demand
will continue, we may confident
ly expect that both capital and
labor will resume gold and silver
mining. During the depression in
the mining industry we lost our
sampler and before the small leas
er can operate successfully it
must be replaced.
Not very long ago when our
Metal Miners’ association was
still a thing of life, we heard
much talk of a community samp
ler. What is to prevent our car
rying out that plan now? Noth
ing but ourselves. If we still be
lieve in the future of Gilpin coun
ty, and who can doubt it when we
take into consideration its past
history and the bright outlook
for mining? If we still believe
in our future the erection of that
sampler is not an impossible ac
complishment. Many people with
less resources than those which
we possess have accomplished
greater things. Gilpin county is
not dead. It is true that like
other mining camps it may have
been sleeping—but it is far from
being dead. Long years after we.
who are here now, shall have
passed over thru the portals of
the great beyond, the mines of
Gilpin county will still be produc
ing their millions. So that in
stead of talking about dying, let
us awake from our Van Winkle
sleep and get together and consid
er some plan to get that sampler.
All may not be smooth sailing and
without doubt we will meet with
some difficulties but if we do a
little of the old time Gilpin coun
ty team work, no obstacle that we
are liable to meet, will prevent
our final success.
“Fighting Ration" Soon
to be Sold at Army Stores
More than a million emergency
rations, which were prepared for
American troops in France dur
ing the war, are soon to be offered
for sale at the various stores op
erated by the War Department in
different parts of the country. In
addition to meat and cereal, the
ration contains an ounce of sweet
chocolate. The date on which the
sale is to begin has not been an
Eeach ration, packed in tins,
weighs one pound. The contents
are BVi ounces of meat and wheat
component, tablets of chocolate
and salt and pepper. The meat is
in" the form of powder, which is
mixed with S’/i ounces of wheat,
which has been cooked and reduc
ed to a coarse meal. After the
evaporation of all moisture, the
ration was sealed in a va.ujai so
as to insure its keeping for three
years. The meat and wheat com
ponent may be boiled for five min
utes in two quarts of water to
make soup, or by boiling in three
pints of water becomes porridge,
which may be eaten either hot or
The Observer extends to its
readers the season’s greetings
and wishes them a happy Christ
mas and a prosperous New Year.
Ed. S. Blake went to Denver
Sunday ufternoon to visit his
Fred Berryman left Wednesday
morning for Arvada to spend
Christmas with his family.
Miss Amelia Nordlien arrived
home from Elbert, Colo., Monday
evening to spend her vacation
with her parents.
Ray O’Mera and bride left Sun
day morning for Detroit, Mich.
Albert Shinherr arrived Tues
day from Brush, Colo., on a visit
with his sisters.
Henry Eatwell left Tuesday for
Longmont to eat Christmas din
ner with his parents.
Mrs. Chas. Kruse, of Denver,
and sister, Mrs. Ernest Burns and
baby, of Kansas, were arrivals
this week on a visit to their moth
er, Mrs. Peter Loss.
Mr. and Mrs. N. G. Mitchell and
grandson, Burton Baugh, left on
Wednesday morning’s train for
Denver to spend Christmas with
their daughters.
Mrs. Otto Blake came up from
Denver Tuesday. Mr. Blake ar
rived Wednesday evening. They
will spend Christmas with rela
Mrs. Powell arrived Monday ev
ening from Oklahoma on a visit
to her daughter, Mrs. Frank
Mrs. E. L. Balbach returned on
Tuesday from the east, where she
was called on account of the
death of her sister.
Mrs. Margaret Oates left Mon
day for Denver to visit her daugh
ter, Mrs. Frank Tabb, and spend
the holidays.
Chas. D. Shinherr was up from
Denver between trains Sunday to
visit his brother, Joe.
Emzella and Frances Channing
went to Arvada Saturday to visit
relatives, returning Wednesday
W. D. Saunders went to Denver
Tuesday to spend the holidays
with his sisters.
Thos. B. Taylor came home
from Denver Friday evening to
visit his parents before going to
work at Apex.
Phil. Rohling was up from the
valley last Friday and Saturday
on business.
Miss Ethel Niccum returned on
Friday last from Topeka, Kans.,
where she had been visiting rela
Mrs. A. M. Fairchild went to
Denver Sunday to do some shop
ping, returning Tuesday morning.
Mrs. Charles Niccum went to
Denver Sunday to visit a few
days with her daughters.
Mr. and Mrs. D. W. Taylor went
to Denver Friday and visited un
til Sunday evening with Santa
Nels Olsen came up from Den
ver Sunday, accompanied by Mr.
Wickstrom, who was in the bak
ery business in Black Hawk 19
years ago. They examined some
mining property in which Mr. Ol
sen is interested.
John Webster and Miss Flor
ence Meyer, both well known in
Black Hawk, were married last
Saturday evening at the home of
the bride. The ceremony was per
formed by Judge W. C. Fullerton
in the presence of a few intimate
friends. They have gone to house
keeping in the Hartman residence.
The Woodcraft dance given in
Fritz hall last Saturday evening
was a grand social and financial
There was a good attendance
at the Christmas exercises held at
the M. E. church Wednesday even
ing. The tree was beautifully
decorated and the progrnm, con
sisting of musical and literary
numbers was highly enjoyable. A
treat was given the children of
the Sunday school class.
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,-
Douglas Fairbanks in ‘Arizona’
in five reels and a Ford weekly
will be the picture program at the
opera house Saturday, December

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