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B. P. Thomas went to Denver
Wednesday to see about moving
to the valley.
John C. Jenkins came up from
Denver Wednesday morning, re
turning in the evening.
John Henry Kruse left Tuesday
afternoon for Denver, after a vis
it of two weeks with re’atives.
Mrs. Bert Friggens, who had
been visiting the Meyer family, re
turned to Denver Tuesday morn
Richard Rowe, Richard Bennett
and Archie Waters were up from
Golden Saturday evening to at
tend the dance.
Mrs. Edith Williams was in
Denver Saturday.
Robt. N. Lewis was up from
Denver between trains Sunday.
Mrs. M. Ross left Sunday for
Denver on business.
Mrs. Geo. Williamson and son,
Hobart, returned Monday from
lowa and Kentucky.
L. J. Williams came up from
Denver Tuesday evening to dis
pose of his office furnishings to
a Denver auction company.
Mr. and Mrs. Geo. L. Hamllik
made a trip to Denver Tuesday
Wilbur Rule leaves Saturday
for Patros, Wash., to accept a pos
ition as surveyor’s assistant. He
will remain there a year and then
return to Colorado to attend the
Harry Armfleld, of Bald Moun
tain returned Saturday night
from Keensburg, Colo. He is ail
ing with rheumatism.
Mrs. John Brohl returned Wed
nesday evening from Greeley. She
aays her daughter. Miss Julia,
who was operated on for appendi
citis is rapidly recovering.
Mrs. Anna Mcßurnie was a vis
itor to Central Wednesday. She
at one time was engaged in the
restaurant business here, but is
row living in Pasadena, Calif.
Mrs. Walter Lampshire left on
Wednesday for Marshall, Colo.,
where her daughter and son-in
law are very ill with the flu.
Mr. and Mrs. Ignatz Meyer are
shipping their household goods
to Denver this week, being com
pelled to move to the valley for
their health. The pool room con
ducted by Mr. Meyer will continue
under the management of Gus
Arthur Taylor, a member of the
•company operating the Homer
mine, was an arrival Saturday ev
ening from Chicago. He is fig
uring on sinking the shaft 100 or
'2OO feet, either letting it to con
tract or doing it on company ac
W. C. Reid, inspector for the
State Utilities Commission, arriv
ed in Central Thursday morning
to interview the business men in
reference to a request made by
the American Express company
that they be permitted to aban
don the delivery of express by
■wagon from the Central City de
pot, claiming that the business
does not justify the expense. Mr.
Reid found all the business men
decidedly opposed to the plan, as
it would work a great inconven
ience upon the business men and
others if they had to go to the de
pot for their express.
"He says I’m a good
skate” —Chesterfield
A REAL pal—that's
/ Look at its record.
' Three million smokers
a —less than five years on
the market! Two words
_ explain it—
" They Sati *fy r
Government Must Come to the
Relief of the Mining Industry
The address delivered by Geo.
E. Collins before the recent Metal
Miners’ convention in Denver,
described with much force and
clearness the present condition of
the mining industry. The article
should be read by all who are in
terested in the mining industry.
We coincide with Mr. Collins as
to existing conditions but would
like to make a friendly compari
son of ideas regarding the remed
ies that are demanded.
Speaking of the railroads, Mr.
Collins says, “It would pay the
railroads just now to haul ore for
nothing, if by so doing they could
ensure the existence of a prosper
ous mining camp.” He also says
that “the allied industries which
live on our earnings, the rulers
who govern us and tax us, must
learn if they want more revenue
from us—if they want any rev
enue at all —they must be content
to share for a while our lean
times.” In other words, as we un
derstand the proposition, the min
ing industry is entirely at the
mercy of the railroads, the smelt
ers, the power companies and the
government which taxes us. If
these "owers that be see fit to
come to our assistance and tide
us over olir difficulties, even tho
it be at a loss to themselves, until
such time as we can rebuild the
industry, then all will be well,
otherwise we must expect disas
ter and failure. If the only hope
of the future of mining rests upon
the philanthropy of our great
utilities corporations, then indeed
dark days are ahead of us. Nor
have we any right to expect them
to be philanthropic. A corpora
tion that conducted its business
along philanthropic lines would
soon be facing the bankruptcy
court. If the situation is as seri
ous as. Mr. Collins indicates and
conservative as he always proven
himself to be we would hesitate
to question the accura y of his
statements, in that event govern
ment ownership of our public util
ities would seem to be the only
solution of the problem. While
private industry must have profits
from any business they conduct,
the government would need none.
Neither should a private corpora
tion be expected nor would they
be allowed to long conduct a busi
ness at a loss. The government
on the other hand could and
would, if the industry was one of
vital importance to the life of our
nation and the perpetuity of our
civilization, conduct the business
even at a loss until such time as
normal conditions should return,
when the business would take
care of itself.
I have decided to discontinue
the meat business after a month’s
trial, becoming convinced that
there ara not enough people here
to support a strictly cash maiket,
and wish to thank those who fav
ored me with their patronage.
An old-time mining camp dance
is to be given under the auspices
of the Bureau of Mines and Com
merce at Elks’ club, Idaho Springs
Saturday evening, Feb. 14th. All
Gilpin county is invited.
Give Hawley’s a trial.
Shad Reid left for his home in
Arvada Thursday, where he found
his wife quite sick, but from last
reports she is much improved.
Darrow Mabee was a Central
visitor on Friday, returning Sat
Louis Carter, who has been
working at the Evergreen mine,
left for his home in Central to re
Will and Fred Goebel were pas
sengers to Central Friday, where
they expect to remain for the
George Kurtz drove to Central
Friday evening in his car to get
his wife and children, who had
been visiting her parents. He was
accompanied by H. J. Barker and
Lorraine Williams.
Beuhrle Backus returned Sat
urday from a visit in Black Hawk.
George McLeod, of Black Hawk,
is working at the Evergreen mine.
John Meany left for his home
in Denver Sunday.
Mrs. Leaffie Rutherford is visit
ing with her daughters in Denver
for a week.
Andrew Danielson slipped on
the iccnear his home and hurt his
shoulder, which will lay him up
for some time.
W. S. Barrick was a passenger
to Denver Monday.
Mr. and Mrs. Jas. Carter moved
part of their household goods to
Central on Tuesday. Mr. Carter
has secured work and they ex
pect to remain there for the pres
C. R. Baer was a visitor to the
county seat on Tuesday morning,
returning Wednesday.
Carl Young was a passenger to
Denver Wednesday.
Andrew Danielson and George
Cochran were passengers to Gold
en Wednesday.
The month of January, 1920,
has not been equaled for mild
weather since January, 1896,
which was some milder thai. the
month just gone. The fall of
snow is much below the normal.
Good-bye irrigation for 1920 if
the next two months do not give
us more moisture. In the past 24
January months, the January of
1899 had the heaviest fall of
Ten Men Working on
the Black Jack
Gene Perley, manager of the
Silver Mountain Mining company,
operating the Black Jack mine up
Silver gulch below Black Hawk,
has a force of ten men working at
the present time. Drifting and
stoping both east and west of the
shaft is being carried on at a
depth of 200 feet. High-grade sil
ver ore is being taken out of both
levels. This ore runs 152 ozs. in
silver, .80 ozs. in gold, and 22 per
cent lead, and the last car ship
ped averaged $220 a ton net. The
smelting streak varies in width
from three to eight inches. Two
feet of milling ore runs with the
smelting and the mill dirt is be
ing saved for a test run.
Midwest Takes Over
Iron City Mill
The Midwest M. & M. company,
operating the Alaska and Cyclops
group, has just closed u deal for
tho Iron City mill below Black
Hawk. The plant will be used on
the heavy tonnage of ores that the
Midwest properties will be able to
produce. Work of placing the
mill in first-class operating con
dition will be commenced immed
iately. The mill is one of the
best in the district and the Mid
west people are indeed fortunate
to get hold of so modern a plant
within a short wagon haul of their
The operations on the mines
are to be increased at once nnd
three shifts will be worked on the
Alaska. The mines are great sil
ver producers and the Midwest
compnny is getting in shape to
clean up a fortune with the white
metal at an unprecedentedly high
A representative of the Inter
nal Revenue Department will be
at the court house in Central City
on Feb. 22nd and 23rd to assist
the people in filling out their in
come schedules.
Mrs. Sid Joyce came up from
Denver Saturday, and her mother
went down to take care of her
daughter, Mis. Nick E'lis, who
has the flu.
Capt. Thomas Pearce, Mrs. T.
Rowe, Mrs. R. Fraser, Miss Lily
Spear and several others were up
from Central this week, making
selections from the large stock of
low-priced shoes carreid by Wag
ner & Askew.
Geo. Kimball was over from Id
aho Springs Wednesday.
W. H. Mellor went to Denver
Wednesday afternoon, being call
ed there on account of the death
of his daughter, Mrs. Melvin
Jordan. Both she and her hus
band were raised in Central and
were married a year or so ago.
Many friends in the county are
saddended by the sorrowful ev
ent and express heartfelt sympa
thy to the surviving relatives.
It is rumored that the Jupiter-
Belmont will start the first of the
Fred Barnabe was up from Den
ver Sunday.
Jenk Davis made a trip to Mon
tana during the past week. He
is on his way back and is expect
ed to arrive in Central today.
Attention Ex-Service Men
The state of Colorado has del
egated to the Colorado Historical
Society the task of procuring for
its archives the history of every
man and woman who took part in
the world’s war. The Historical
Society has prepared question
naires especially designed to pro
cure the records of those who
were in the army and navy or
Marine corps and other question
naires to find out what the civil
ian population did to help win the
These questionnaires are fur
nished free of charge and when
returned are filed in the state ar
chives at the state capitol. Some
time in the future the legislature
will, as has already been done in
some states, make an appropria
tion for the writing of the history
of Colorado’s part in the war, and
basing that history on the records
which are now being gathered.
For Army, Navy and Marine men
to fill out these questionnaires is
a duty they owe not only to the
state, to their country, and town,
but to their descendants, who will
sometime want to know what
their ancestors did to win the
There is no cost whatever at
tached to this, the gathering of
these records have no commeicial
value or price, being purely his
tories,! and for the state. No man
who fills out a questionnaire will
ever as a result of that be asked
to contribute funds of any kind
or called upon to make any pur
chase. This statement is made
because some men have failed to
fill out questionnaires because
they were under the impiession
that this was a commercial mat
ter. It is not, being purely a state
undertaking for the benefit of its
(Signed) L. G. CARPENTER,
Colorado Historical and Natural
History Society.
Mrs. Alice F. Fullerton (Mrs. W.
C.) is distributing the question
naires for the society in Gilpin
WANTED—Agents 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,-
William Henry Quintral, a for
mer resident of Russell Gulch,
which district he represented for
several years on the board of
county commissioners, died in
Denver this week.
Mrs. Ann Bishop, mother of
Mrs. Thomas Collins and Mrs.
Ethel Herron, died in Denver on
Tuesday. She was an old time
resident of Central City.
Miss Nellie Fullon, formerly of
Bald Mountain, died in Denver
Eccker and Retallack Trials
Quite a number of the residents
of Rollinsville and surrounding
country were at the district court
room last Friday evening to at
tend the preliminary hearing of
Ernest and Frank Eccker, who
were charged with making threats
and the trial of James Retallack,
who was charged with carrying
concealed weapons.
In the first case the evidence
was very conflicting but was
strong enough so that Judge Mat
thews who was counsel for the Ec
cker boys advised James Rule,
the presiding justice, that in his
opinion both defendants should
be bound over to the district court
and also advised that all others
who took any part in the disturb
ance should also be bound over.
Justice Rule evidently agreed
with this view partly, as he plac
ed the two Eccker boys under
bonds of two hundred dollars each
with good and sufficient surety,
for their appearance at the April
term of the district court, and al
so placed George LeFevre, against
whom no complaint was filed, un
der a bond for one hundred dol
lars for his appearance, but ow
ing to the evidence being not very
strong against LeFevre the court
allowed him to go on his own re
In the Retallack case for carry
ing concealed weapons, two wit
nesses for the state swore that
they saw him take a revolver from
his pocket and exhibit it to a cer
tain party and then replace it in
his pocket at a dance at Rollins
ville. Retallack denied .having
any revolver in his possession.
Court was then adjourned to
bring in the person to whom the
revolver was supposed to be
exhibited. The witness brought
in testified that no revolver was
shown to him. The court fined
Retallack three dollars and costs.
An appeal bond was taken out to
take the case into the county
Income Tax Information
If you are single and have an
annual net income of $1,000.00 or
more or if you are married and
living with your husband or wife
and your annual net income is
$2,000.00 or more, you are liable
for an income tax return. If your
net income is under $5,000.00, you
should file on Form 1040-A and in
case it exceeds $5,000.00, you
should file on Form 1040. Farmers
should fill out and attach Form
1040-F to their returns.
If you are a member of a part
nership or a personal service cor
poration, you should see that
Form 1065-A is filed in the name
of the Partnership or Personal
Service Corporation, regardless
of your profit or loss. This is
merely an information Return
and no tax attaches. However,
heavy penalties are imposed for
failure to file this return.
Any individual, Partnership or
Corporation who paid salaries,
wages, fees, commissions, etc.,
Rent, interest on notes, mortgag
es, etc., premiums and annuities
to the amount of $1,000.00 or more
a year to any person, partnership
or corporation, are liable for an
annual informatiqn return to be
filed on Forms 1096 to 1099. Pen
alties are imposed for failure to
file these information returns.
If you are a Fiduciary (except
receivers appointed by authority
of law in possession of part only
of the property of an individual)
you are liable for a Fiduciary Re
turn for the individual, estate or
trust, on Form 1041.
That every Corporation, regard
less of its profit or loss shall make
a return on Form 1120.
It is contemplated that a deij;
uty collector will spend a day or
two in each of the principal towns
thruout the state, at which time
inquiry may be made regarding
doubtful questions and any assist
ance possible will be rendered
taxpayers in filing returns. Ample
notice as to this date will be giv
en in your newspaper.
Forms may now be secured at
your local Postoffice, Bank, or
from Mark A. Skinner, Collector
of Internal Revenue, Denver. Re
turns should be filed in the Collec
tor’s office. Customs Building,
Denver, Colorado, at your earliest
convenience and not later than
March 15th, 1920. For further
information address,
New people have been coming
into Black Hawk since Christmas.
Frank Channing trapped a gray
fox below Black Hawk Tuesday
Chas. Klais was in Denver be
tween trains Friday.
W. D. Saunders went to Denver
Saturday, returning Sunday.
E. M. Cavnah came up from
Denver Friday evening and re
mained until Sunday, inspecting
his property in the Hughesville
section, which he expects to start
in the near future.
Frisby Hancock and family
have about worn out all of their
disc records for the phonogiaph,
and he is now thinking about see
ing how his last summer’s flat
straw hat will work on it.
Mrs. John Stroehle returned on
Monday from Denver.
Peter Westman went to Denver
Sunday, returning Monday even
The Bolanders moved into the
Gilpin hotel Saturday and are do
ing a nice business.
N. G. Olsen came up from Den
ver Tuesday.
Mrs. Burton Baugh and child
ren returned to their home in Den
ver Thursday afternoon, accom
panied by her mother, Mrs. N. G.
Atlas Peck has found a brand
new excuse to give his wife. Yes
terday he got home several hours
behind time and told her the rea
son of it was that he had got his
foot hung in the postoffice.
Mrs. Jud Kriley and baby left
Saturday afternoon for Denver
and Canon City to visit relatives
before going to Stratton, Neb.
The Woodcraft initiated Veron
ica F. Thompson and Jacob T.
Krell Tuesday evening. Lunch
and a good time followed.
The dance which was to have
been given on Saturday evening,
Feb. 14th, by the Women of Wood
craft, has Been indefinitely post
poned for fear of spreading the
flu just at a time when the old
favorite flu medicine is mighty
Washington Hocks and family,
who started the first of the year
to keep an account of everything
they paid out, have quit, on ac
count of the scarcity of paper.
Geo. Fritz, Jr., and James Rob
ins and those in the lower end of
the county who have been grap
pling with the flu, are getting
along nicely.
The ranchmen were in Thurs
day to meet Ranger Ray Clark
and make application for grazing
Lloyd Hutchins returned Mon
day evening from a trip to the
It may be that when the up
trains are late they will just
whistle thru Black Hawk in their
hurry to get to the metropolis.
Mike Harty Dies at Sitka, Alaska
Sitka, Alaska, Jan. 22nd, 1920.
County Clerk,
Gilpin County, Colorado.
Dear Sir:
Kindly insert notice in your
nearest newspaper of the death
of Mike Harty, who passed away
here in Sitka, Jan. 19th, 1920. He
is buried here. It was his request
that this be done.
Yours truly,
Mike Klais Dies in Denver
Mike Klais, an old-time miner
of Gilpin county, died in Denver
Wednesday night. Undertaker
Geo. L. Hamllik was called by tel
ephone to go to Denver and take
charge of the burial.
Mr. Klais lived in Black Hawk
for many years and made a stake
from a lease in the War Dance
mine a number of years ago.
About two years ago he removed
with his family to Denver where
he has since resided. He leaves
to mourn his loss, a wife, two
sons and a daughter, and a large
circle of friends in Gilpin county,
Thomas Cudahy put some men
to work on the Bullion group this
week. These properties were re
cently acquired by eustern peo
Fruits at Hawley’s.

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