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Gilpin observer. (Central City, Colo.) 1897-1921, February 19, 1920, Image 1

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Mrs. Thomas Stribley was call
ed to Soda Springs, Ida., Sunday
morning, owing to the serious ill
ness of her son-in-law, W. H.
Wolfe, who was ailing with the
flu. Since arriving Mrs. Stribley
has telegraphed that his condi
tion shows improvement.
Mrs. Melita Seymour and
daughter came up from Denver to
spend the week.
Fred Bowden came up from
Denver Sunday to close a deal on
the American House to parties
who will tear it down and move
the lumber across the range.
E. W. Davis was over from
Steamboat Springs Sunday to vis
it his famift'.
Mrs. Geo. Athanasion went to
Denver Monday morning to in
quire of a specialist if there was
any danger of her catching the
flu. He told her that she was im
Mrs. E. V. Parenteau was in
Denver between trains Sunday.
A. A. Blood and daughter went
to Golden Saturday, returning
Sunday evening.
Ricnard Rowe and mother came
up from Golden Saturday to see
Ed Rowe.
Miss Miller and Miss Wiebelt,
teachers, left Sunday afternoon
for the valley to spend the week
with relatives.
Cyp. Matthews was up from
Denver to spend the week-end
with his family.
Harry Eilmann returned Mon
day from a business trip to flu in
fested Denver.
Dud Enos and wife came up
from Denver Wednesday evening
to attend the funeral of Will Vic
Mr. and Mrs. R. N. Lewis are
up from Denver to attend the fun
eral of Will Victor.
J. R. Rule returned Tuesday
from Otis and Akron, Colo., where
he spent a day or two with his
wife and two daughters.
M. O’Hea returned Monday ev
ening from a three weeks’ stay in
Denver and Boulder counties.
S. A. Rank was an arrival from
Boulder Monday evening. This
is his first trip here since last
September, being laid up for a
time with an injury to his leg.
Lester Bennett came up from
Denver Monday noon to attend
the funeral of Mrs. Spear.
Joe Nicholls and sister, of Den
ver, were up to attend the funeral
of Mrs. Spear.
Mrs. Thomas Davidson return
ed Tuesday evening from an ex
tended visit in Denver.
John May was up from Denver
Tuesday with parties to look into
the Pittsburg mine.
Mr. and Mrs. Ignatz Meyer left
Tuesday for Denver, where they
will make their home.
E. A. Durey and wife, of Ellen
dale, N. D., are visiting Mr. and
Mrs. C. L. Gage. Mrs. Durey is
a sister of Mrs. Gage. They made
the trip by auto, covering a dis
tance from Boliver, Mo., 990 miles,
to Central City, in five dnys, aver
aging a distance of practically
200 miles a day. The roads in
Kansas and eastern Colorado, ac
cording to the tourists, are in
splendid condition.
Give Hawley’s a trial.
Ml —Chesterfield
* TET ’cr blow. An exciting
-I—J yam, a good fire, the "serf
isfy smoke,” and you’re fixed
for the evening. And, mind
you, the "satisfy” blend can’t
be copied that’s why only
Chesterfields can "satisfy.”
Harry Fraser spent several
days in Denver, visiting his par
C. A. McNeil and his friend re
turned from Denver Saturday.
The school was closed Thurs
day in honor of Lincoln’s birth
Earl Quiller made his weekly
visit here on Friday, and Lor
raine Williams returned to Cen
tral with him.
W. D. Converse, a resident of
Apex for many years, arrived on
Monday to look over his property
here and meet old friends. His
father, Geo. A. Converse, also a
former resident of this place, died
in Denver during the past week
and was buried Saturday.
H. J. Barker returned Monday
from a visit of several days In
Mr. Downs, the blacksmith at
at the Evergreen mine, left for
Denver Monday.
Lawrence Buehrle and Carl
Young who have been contract
ing at the Evergreen, left for
Denver to remain for the present.
George Kurtz accompanied by
Buehrle Backus and Wilbur Par
fit, motored to Central Tuesday
evening to have Dr. Towers re
move a piece of steel from Mr.
Parfit’s eye.
Andrew Danielson was a pas
senger to the valley Monday.
The citizens of Apex have been
very fortunate during the flu epi
demic. There has never been a
case here.
Barrick Griffith, a nephew of W.
S. Barrick, accompanied by three
of his boy friends, arrived in
camp Tuesday to take in the
mountain scenery during their
school vacation. They are locat
ed at the Barrick cabin and find
it quite a novelty to carry water
and do their own cooking.
Carrie Werne, of Central, arriv
ed Tuesday evening and will as
sist with the work at the Ever
green boarding house.
Meet to Organize Post
Organizer Sullivan, of the Am
erican Legion, was up from Den
ver Tuesday evening and confer
red with a number of ex-service
men in reference to organizing a
Post in Gilpin county. An organ
ization was not perfected Tuesday
evening as there were not enough
men present. It requires fifteen
members to form a Post, and the
meeting was postponed until next
Tuesday evening, Feb. 24th, at the
Central City hotel when it is urg
ed that all ex-service men attend.
The impression prevails among
some of the ex-service men that
the American Legion is liable to
military duty, which is not a fact.
The sole object of the organiza
tion is for the social and material
benefit of those who were enlisted
in the World war. It is similar
to the G. A. R„ an organization
comnosed of the veterans of the
Civil war.
The Golden Rule Store has just
received a big line of childien’s
ready-made gingham dresses and
bloomers, white and colored mid
Fruits at Hawley’s.
Mrs. Elizabeth Spear
Mrs. Elizabeth Spear, one of
the oldest residents of the county,
died last Saturday morning of
senility. She was 80 years of age
and came here in 1878 from Dev
onshire, England, where she was
born. She joined her husband
here and thirty years ago, while
on a trip to England, he died.
Five daughters are left to mourn
the loss of a good and devoted
mother: Mrs. Thomas Stribley,
Mrs. Milla Fraser and Miss Lily
Spear, residing in this city: Mrs.
Emma Bennett, of Lead City, S. D„
and another daughter residing in
The funeral was held Tuesday
afternoon from the residence,
Wm. Auger offering prayer and
reading the funeral service. Mem
bers of the choir of the Methodist
church sang a couple of appropri
ate selections and Bert Johnson
sang “Beautiful Isle of Some
Mrs. Spear was a kind hearted
and cheerful soul and will be
missed particularly by the neigh
bors, who had been attracted to
her thru her optimism and com
plete satisfaction with things as
they were. She had a smile that
radiated sunshine and a person
ality that won admiration. The
remains were laid to rest in the
City cemetery beside the two sons.
Thomas O. Davey
Thomas O. Davey, the well
known shoemaker, died Monday
afternoon of pneumonia, being
sick just a week.
He was born in Cornwall, Eng
land, and would have been 60
years of age on the 30th of next
July. Thirty-six years ago he
left the old country and located
in Nevadaville, where he worked
on the Prize mine and a short
time afterward bought the shoe
business of James Hicks and con
tinued the store in Nevadaville
until nine years ago, when he re
moved it to Central.
Tom Davey was a jolly, whole
souled fellow and everyone was
his friend. Always with a pleas
ant smile and a pleasing manner,
he attracted many to his shop to
spend a few minutes in a friendly
chat. He will be widely missed.
A wife, two sons and three
daughters survive. The funeral
was held from the residence this
(Thursday) afternoon at 12:30,
Rev. A. G. Harrison officiating.
Charles Thomas Jewel
Charles Thomas Jewel, son of
Mrs. James Dunstan, died Tues
day evening at the Dunstan ranch,
after a week’s illness with the
flu. He was 25 years of age and
the last of eight children, Mrs.
Dunstan losing the two remaining
daughters in the last flu epidemic.
She has the deepest sympathy of
a large circle of friends in the
continued suffering she has' been
called upon to bear, but which she
has withstood with great forti
Jacob Huverstahl
Jncob Huvsrstahl, an old miner
of the town of Gilpin, died in his
cabin Monday evening of pneu
monia. The poor fellow was sick
for some time with no one to look
after him. Dr. Towers was final
ly called, but the man’s condition
was hopeless. Deceased was 50
or 55 years of age. An effort is
being made to get in communica
tion with relatives in Illinois and
Mrs. Ellen Rule
Mrs. Ellen Rule, another of the
old-timers, passed away last Fri
day of pneumonia. She was 72
years of age. Funeral was held
Tuesday. Among her effects ut
her home on the Casey was found
$136.00, which the old lady had
managed to save from a meager
allowance for the purpose of bur
Thomas Quinn
Thomas Quinn, 67 years of age,
died at his home in Black Hawk
last Saturday morning of miner's
consumption. He was a resident
of Black Hawk a good many years.
Three sons survive. The funeral
was held Tuesday morning from
the Catholic church.
Send the Observer east.
Preston D. Holbrook
Preston D. Holbrook, of Black
Hawk, age 79 years, four months,
died on Feb. 17th from an attack
of the influenza. Mr. Holbrook
came to Gilpin county 37 years
ago ami engaged in the shoe busi
ness. He was appointed by Presi
dent McKinley postmaster of
Black Hawk and served thirteen
years: he also held the position of
city treasurer for a number of
years. He served his country
during the Civil war three years
and eight months, and was pro
moted to the rank of corporal. Ho
served in the 35th Massachusetts
regiment, and was in the battle of
the Wilderness; also the battles of
South Mountain and Antietum,
and campaigned from Pittsburg
to New Orleans. He went thru
the war without being wo'unded,
but was captured by the Confed
erates and confined in the Salis
bury, North Carolina, prison for
eight months. He was of old Now
England stock and traced his an
cestory back to the Mayflower.
During his entire life he took an
active interest in political and all
public questions.
He leaves a wife and daughter,
and a large circlo of friends to
mourn his loos. He will bo bur
ied in the Masonic cemetery at
Central City on Saturday at 1
Mrs. Frank Rickard
The remains of Mrs. Frank
Rickard, an old resident of Gilpin
county, who died in Georgetown
last week, were brought to Cen
tral Sunday morning. Services
were held at the M. E. church.
Dr. B. T. Vincent Officiating. He
delivered a most profound sermon
on death and its signficance and
made a deep impression upon his
hearers. The remains were laid
to rest in the Masonic cemetery.
Edwin J. Rowe
Edwin J. Rowe, a miner, 31 ■
years of age and a native of Nev
ndavivrc', dfed last Saturday even
ing of pneumonia. He leaves a
wife and child, mother, five broth
ers and two sisters. The funeral I
was held Wednesday afternoon, |
interment in City cemetery.
William H. Victor
William H. Victor, who worked
until a few days ago on the Eur
eka mine as engineer, died of the
flu Wednesday morning at his
home in Nevadaville. He was born
in England and was 31 years of
age. A wife and little boy sur
The fact has now come to light
that Denver was a seething mass
of influenza prior to the stock
show but that the matter was kept
as quiet as possible so that the
attendance would not be cut down.
Thus Denver business placed the
lives of thousands of visitors in
jeopardy in order that they would
have the chance to graft off the
stock show guests with their ad
vanced prices on everything.
Surely the greed of some places
passes all understanding. Jef
ferson County Republican.
The forced resignation of Sec
retary of State Lansing removes
from the cabinet its ablest mem
ber, and the reason given by the
president for asking his resigna
tion was about the flimsiest no
could give. Lansing called the
cabinet together because momen
tous problems confronted the na
tion and the president’s sickness
prevented him from acting. It
was apparent to Lansing, as it
was to the people of the country,
that the executive head of the
government had ceased to func
tion and it was up to the cabinet
to act.
One of our mugwump subscrib
ers wants to know if the Democrat
and Republican parties are divid
ed upon any vital issue. Sure,
there is the paramount issue of
which party shall hold the offices.
Only principles are worth fight
ing for. A victory guined by sac
rificing principle is the worst
form of defeat.
You can fool all of the people a
part of the time, and a part of the
people all the time, but you can’t
fool all of the people all of the
time. —Abraham Lincoln.
Fred Harvey Sought
Local Home Service represen
tatives of the Red Cross are en
deavoring to locate Fred Harvey,
an ex-service- man, formerly of
Waterbury, Conn., who, according
to the best information obtain
able, may be in this part of the
state. The Red Cross is conduct
ing a search in response to the ap
peal of a broken-hearted mother
and sister of the youth.
Young Harvey enlisted in Aug
ust, 1917, at Deming, New Mexico.
He saw service in the Argonne,
where he was gassed, from the ef
fects of which he has not fully re
Harvey is 23.- His mother and
sister reside at 184 North Main
street, Waterbury, Conn.
The local Red Cross Chapter is
in receipt of the following com
munication from Division Head
quarters :
“You will remember that we
wrote to you sometime ago, ask
ing you to try and locate in Cen
tral City, the parents of Abe
Sweet, former address, Nederland,
“We are glad to be able to tell
you that we have finally located
Mr. Sweet and he is now taking
vocational training at the Univer
sity of Missouri, and is living at
801 Logan street, Columbia, Miss
"This closes the case for the
Mountain Division.”
Whereas, the prevailing sick
ness is of a serious and fatal
character, it is
Resolved, By the City Council
of the City of Central, in the in
terest of the public health, that
the public schools, Sunday schools
churches, play-houses, lodges, so
cieties, pool halls and all other
places where our citizens are ac
customed to meet and congregate,
are hereby directed and ordered
to close and remain closed until
further notice from the City
Council, as the Board of Health
of said City.
By Robert Wilkinson, Mayor.
February 18th, 1920.
Card of Thanks
We take this humble method of
expressing to our good neighbors
and friends our lasting apprecia
tion of their kindness during the
sickness and death of our loving
Mrs. Thomas Stribley,
Mrs. Milla Fraser,
Miss Lily Spear.
Hawley’s for groceries.
How Would You Like to Harvest Two Crops
of Com a Year as They Do in the Philippines?
No, render, this com was not grown
by one of our local farmers! It wasn't
grown In the United Stales, even. It
was grown In the furoff Philippine Is
lands by Filipino schoolboys. Two line
crops of corn a yeur are produced In
the Islands.
The Philippines are doing some won
derful things In the agricultural line.
The Philippine government hus line ag
ricultural schools throughout the Is
lands, uud the Philippine legislature,
composed entirely of Filipinos, Is each
yeur malting lurger and larger appro
priations for this important work.
I he staple food of the Islands Is rice,
but corn Is coming right along In popu
lar favor. Its use was given great Im
petus In the lust year because of u rice
There are several cases of the
flu in Black Hawk, which affects
most of the business houses.
Mrs. Preston Holbrook, who has
been dangerously ill, is some bet
ter today.
The schools here were closed
this week owing to the prevalency
of the flu and all lodges and pub- •
lie gatherings are tabooed.
James Coyle, a prominent min
ing man of this section, died in
Denver Tuesday, where he had
been spending the winter. He
owned some good silver mines in
the Hughesville section and fig
ured on doing some work out there
this year. He was well liked by
all who knew him and the announ
cement of his death in the Denver
papers came as a severe blow to
l.is friends. He leaves a wife,
two sons, William J. and Samuel
D. Coyle, of Denver; four daugh
ters, Mrs. Hugh Heffror., Mrs.
Henry Becker, Mrs. Rudolph Neef
and Mrs. Thomas Hines, of Den
Clarence and Willie Stroehle
and George Meyers caught a bob
cat in a No. 2 trap they set on
Maryland mountain, back of the
Stroehle home, this week. It is
of good size and a fine specimen,
and they will probably have it
John Stroehle, who accompan
ied his mother to California, is
expected to arrive in Denver to
Dr. G. N. Tower’s car went over
the embankment on Swede hill in
Black Hawk, back of Chas. Dail
ey’s house, Monday evening at 11
o’clock. He was making a call at
the home of Geo. Hewes and had
left the car out in front with the
brakes securely set as he suppos
ed and is at a loss to account for
the machine starting. It dropped
12 or 15 feet and broke the lights
and radiator. Gaorgu. McFarJane
got it back onto the road and is
making the needed repairs.
John Anderson received the sad
news of the death of his brother
in-law, L. H. Nilson, who died in
Victor, Colo., Sunday, and later a
telegram stating that his sister
had died Monday. What makes
the occurrence exceedingly sad is
that he was notified not to come
as the town is under quarantine
and outsiders are excluded. Mrs.
Nilson was Nellie Anderson and
was raised in Central City. Mr.
Anderson has the sympathy of
many friends in his sad bereave
shortage. Other Important Philippine
crops are hemp, sugar cane, cocoanuts,
coffee, tapioca ami pineapples. Lum
ber is also an Important Industry.
There are hundreds of thousands of
aeies of laud lying Idle in the Philip
pines, which havu u greater urea of
fertile land than Japan—this In spite
of the fact that the population of the
Philippines is 11,000,000 while that of
Japan Is around 55,000,000. There is
every reason to believe that some day
the Philippines will have a population
as large as that of Jupun today. The
Filipinos ure the only Christian people
In the orient, and their young men are
working night anil duy to prepare
themselves for the responsibility of
citizenship In the Philippine Republic,
which they believe to he near ut hand.

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