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Gilpin observer. (Central City, Colo.) 1897-1921, February 26, 1920, Image 1

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S. A. Rank returned to Boulder
Wednesday afternoon.
Mrs. Andrew Gundy and sister,
Mrs. Heuer, came up from Den
ver Wednesday to visit the Slat
tery family.
Ignatz Meyer came up from
Denver Wednesday evening on
Louis Carter, Earl Quiller and
Jenkin Davis went to Denver on
Wednesday afternoon’s train to
take the Royal Arch degree in the
Wong Yie, of the Eureka mine,
was an arrival from Cincinnati
Wednesday evening to inspect the
Thomas Cudahy returned on
Tuesday evening from a business
trip to Denver.
Mr. and Mrs. W. O. Jenkins
came up from Denver Wednesday
evening and remained. until
Thursday afternoon. Mrs. Jenk
ins was getting homesick for Cen
tral and there was nothing for
Mr. Jenkins to do but bring her
up for a short stay.
A. E. Henley left Wednesday
for Burlington, Colo., to look over
the country with a view of locat
ing there and establishing a tail
oring establishment. Jos. Floyd
wrote him and told him there was
a good opening in Burlington for
a tailor.
Miss Lizzie Clark came up from
Denver last Friday for a short
visit with her Central friends.
She returned home Sunday.
Mrs. John Cotter is over from
Rollinsville visiting her parents,
Mr. and Mrs. John Slattery.
John C. Jenkins was up from
Denver between trains Thursday.
John May came up from Denver
this week on mining business.
Sol Bacharach was a business
visitor to Denver this week.
Mrs. Melita Seymour and
daughter returned to Denver on
Sunday, after spending the week
in Central.
Mrs. Everett McCoy came up
from Denver Saturday evening to
nurse her mother who was sick
with the flu, but is improving.
Ike Bolsinger came up from
Denver last week to attend the
funeral of Will Victor.
Dr. Alan D. Fraser was over
from Idaho Springs Tuesday af
ternoon, being called into consul
tation on the Krell case.
C. J. Hancock and W. E. Behr,
of the Colorado Power company,
were over from Idaho Springs on
Wednesday, drumming up busi
Mrs. Henry Lyon, of Denver,
arrived last Friday to nurse her
sister-in-law, Mrs. D. A. Cough
Angelo Leonardelli was up from
Denver Sunday on business.
Miss Martha Davidson spent
Sunday at the ranch near Arvada.
Mrs. R. N. Lewis and Mrs. Dud.
Fnos came up from Denver Sun
day evening to attend the funeral
of Wm. Vanstone.
Mrs. Walter Lampshire leturn
ed Sunday evening from Marshall,
Colo., where she had been looking
after the James Walters family
who were sick with the flu.
Rev. A. G. Harrison came up
from Denver Tuesday.
John Lemkuhl was up from
Denver Saturday and Sunday. He
is learning auto repairing.
Mrs. Thomas Martin returned
Monday to Denver, after a short
' visit.
Mrs. B. T. Moyle came over
from Boulder to attend the fun
eral of Charles Jewell.
John O’Neal came up from the
valley Tuesday to look after prop
erty interests.
Mrs. Lysle Parenteau arrived
Saturday from Ft. Russell, Wyo.,
to remain until Mr. Parenteau is
able to rent a house at Elizabeth,
Colo., to which point he has been
transferred as agent for the C. &
S. railway.
Mrs. R. C. Johnson was a pas
senger to Denver Monday morn
Card of Thanks
We wish to thank our many
friends for their sympathy and
help to us during the sickness,
death and burial of our loved one,
Joe, and also for the beautiful
floral offerings sent us.
Mary E. Neno and Family.
Mrs. Holbrook Joins Husband
Mrs. Louise Holbrook, for whom
hope of recovery was held after
her condition took a turn for the
better, died last Friday at her
home in Black Hawk, surviving
her husband but three days. She
died of pneumonia, the same mal
ady that claimed Mr. Holbrook.
The funeral of the husband,
which was to have been held Sat
urday, was deferred until Sunday
afternoon and the beloved couple
who had been held together in
the holy bonds of matrimony for
more than half a century, were
buried together in the Masonic
cemdtery as a beautiful finale to
a life’s record filled with love,
loyalty and usefulness.
Mrs. Holbrook was 75 years of
age and came to Black Hawk with
her husband in 1881, where the
two made their home ever since,
and lived to celebrate their gold
en wedding anniversary but a
year or two ago. They were a
fine old couple, well mated, and
shared the happy trait of making
friends readily and holding them.
A daughter, Mrs. D. A. Coughlin,
survives and has the sympathy of
all in her particularly sad be
Death of Joe Neno
Joe Neno, son of Mrs. Mary E.
Neno, died last Friday of pneu
monia, superinduced by the flu.
He was taken sick on the 13th
inst., coming home from work ill
and went to bed. Last Wednesday
he had improved greatly ar.d got
up for a brief spell and ate heart
ily. Wednesday evening he com
menced to get worse and contin
ued to grow weaker until the end.
Joe was born and raised in Cen
tral and was 29 years of age. He
was a good, steady boy, and de
voted to his mother. He was well
liked and his death is a decided
shock to a host of friends who
had hardly learned of his illness.
The funeral was held Tuesday af
ternoon from the house, services
being conducted by Rev. A. G.
Harrison. Interment in K. of P.
William Vanstone Dies
William J. Vanstone, 34 years
of age, died Sunday at the home
of Mrs. Nanie Reseigh in Nevada
ville, of influenza. He was a na
tive of Cornwall, Eng., and is sur
vived by a wife and other rela
tives in the old country. The fun
eral was held Tuesday afternoon.
Rev. A. G. Harrison officiating.
Burial in Bald Mountain cemetery
beside his companion. Will Vic
tor, who died last week.
Wm. Fullerton, an old-time res
ident of Gilpin county, died at his
home in Denver Wednesday. Mr.
Fullerton came to Gilpin county
shortly after the Civil war, during
which he served in the ordnance
department in the army of the
Potomac. He was one of the own
ers of the Kimber and Fullerton
stamp mill and also the Fullerton
stamp mill at Black Hawk. He
was one of the pool which took
over the famous Gunnell mine and
was also interested in the Hard
Money mine at Hughesville and
the Gregory Second mine, and for
many years was a director in the
First National bank of Central
The death of George Rasmus
sen, which occurred during the
past week at St. Joseph’s hospital,
Denver, as the result of a kidney
nilment that had threatened his
life for some time, was received
with keenest sorrow by the many
friends he had made during the
large number of years he resided
in Gilpin county. He was a mem
ber of the Elks of this city. The
funeral was held Wednesday and
the remains were laid to rest in
Crown Hill cemetery. One daugh
ter survives.
Angelo Baleria, who conducted
the Central Bottling Works here
for a number of years, died in
Oakland, Calif., on the 17th inst.
He was a prince of a fellow, gen
erous hearted, public spirited and
a good citizen, and a host of
friends in Gilpin county mourn
his death. He leaves a wife and
son in California and a daughter,
Mrs. Frank Carbis, residing in
Send the Observer east.
S. J. Brumback left for his
home in Denver Thursday.
H. J. Barker was a visitor to
Black Hawk Friday evening.
Harry Frasier left for his home
in Denver Saturday afternoon,
having received word that his
father died that morning of asth
ma, from which he had been a suf
ferer for many years.
Barrick Griffith and friends left
for their homes in Denver on Sat
urday, very much enthused over
the mountain scenery.
Lorraine Williams returned
from Central Sunday where she
spent the week-end.
Andrew Danielson left for Gol
den Monday to have his shoulder
attended to.
Alve Espel and James Williams
who have been working at the
Saco De Oro property, left for
1 Central Monday, feeling rather
Shad Reid returned Monday
from his home in Arvada, where
he spent several days.
Norton Brown was in camp
Monday, doing some surveying for
the Evergreen Co.
H. J. Barker left for Denver on
Tuesday, expecting to be away
several days.
Stewart Brown completed his
contract on the Evergreen shaft
and left for Denver Tuesday.
Wilbur Parfit, John Anderson,
[John Eng, Oscar Olsen, Harry
Baird and Estagino Vega left for
I Denver Tuesday.
George- McLeod left for his
home in Black Hawk Tuesday.
C. R. Baer was a visitor to the
county seat on Monday.
A snow storm visited this sec
tion of the county Monday and the
hills are covered with at least
eight inches of the beautiful.
Elmer Reynolds passed thru
camp on Sunday on his way to
Central from Tolland.
Lawrence Buehrle and Carl
Young returned to camp Tuesday
and will work at the Mackey
Earl Petro, who has been quite
sick, is improving.
Geo. Cochrane was an outgoing
passenger Wednesday, bound for
Shad Reid left Wednesday for
the Capital city on business.
The ban should be lifted by
Monday if for no other reason
than that the children be permit
ted to resume their school work.
All danger of the flu spreading
seems to have passed and if this
deadly malady is going to sweep
the country every year, there will
be very little chance for a person
escaping it one time or another.
The only thing to do is for the in
dividual to keep his system in as
healthy a condition as possible
so that if stricken with the flu he
will have the vitality to resist the
ravages of pneumonia. •
What’s the idea of the gover
nor's committee to look into the
contemplated drive of the Anti-
Saloon League? The findings of
the committee will make no differ
ence in the attitude of the people.
They are sick of drives of all
kinds and were opposed to this
one from the go.
Excluding the public from the
Bagot divorce trial in Denver af
ter all the filth has been released
is on a par with the useless action
of placing a ban on a town after
everyone has either been sick or
died of the flu.
My, what a toll death exacted
of this little community in ten
days! Fifteen from among a
population of 1200. That estab
lishes a record for the county,
and a most sorrowful one.
Bryan wants a platform to save
the Democratic party. Never
mind the Democratic party, Will
iam, give us a platform for the
people and we are with you, win
or lose.
What has become of the League
of Nations? Mrs. Bagot and sov
iet Russia seem to have crowded
it from the front pages of the
Denver dailies.
For Sale —Mine maps of Gilpin
county. H. E. Hazard.
S. T. Harris returned Tuesday
evening from a trip to Denver.
A baby girl was born to Mr.
and Mrs. R. I. Hughes last Sat
urday .
Still there is no flu in Russell
and no indication that there will
be any. The people of this favor
ed spot eat good wholesome food
and breathe fresh air, which ac
counts for the healthy condition
of the Russellites.
W. M. Kirk made a business
trip to Denver Tuesday.
Uniform Marriage and
Divorce Law Needed
There are more divorces in the
United States than in all the rest
of Christendom put together.
There is a larger proportion of
divorces in the United States than
in any other nation in the world
except Japan.
The proportion of divorces in
the United States to the popula
tion is constantly increasing. In
1890 there were 53 divorces in
1100,000 of the population; in 19C0,
73; in 1906, 84; in 1916, 112.
There was an increase of nearly
100 per cent from 1890 to 1916,
while the number of marriages to
the population increased 15 per
cent. The rate of divorce is in
creasing 3 1 j times as fast as the
population. If the same propor
tion continues to the end of this
century, nearly three fourths of
all marriages will terminate in
The lack of uniformity in the
marriage and divorce laws of the
various states of the union, and
the fac* that what is legal in one
state must be legal in every other
state, providing that the court
granting the divorce has served
the defendant with a personal
service,»cf the .suit within that
state, or provides that he has vol
untarily submitted to the juris
diction of that court by appearing
in the action by attorney, bring it
to pass that the most lax law of
the most careless state, with re
spect to divorce, practically be
comes the law of every state.
This condition of the laws of
our country is detrimental to all
family life and morals; has en
couraged frauds upon our courts,
sham proceedings and various
evasions of the law which would
otherwise be impossible, so that
unscrupulous lawyers organize
systematic and persistent attacks
for financial gain upon the dom
estic fife of the whole people,
whereby adultery is legalized, in
nocent children are made orphans,
and defenseless, innocent spouses
are irreparably injured.
If a man who committed mur
der in New York state could sel
ect any state which he preferred
in which to be tried and there
were a state in which the punish
ment for only one month, there is
no doubt that the murderer would
choose that state for his trial, and
then, after receiving his punish
ment, would return to New York.
Our citizens would not long en
dure the uncertainty of life which
such a condition of affairs would
soon produce.
Yet this is the state of affairs
which is undermining the home
life of America. There seems to
be no effective remedy except
thru an amendment to the con
stitution of the United States.
Dr. Towers reports that the flu
epidemic is on the wane and that
there have been no new cases in i
the last four days. Aside from!
Joke Krell there is no serious
case in the county and all the nick
are improving nicely.
Thomas Stribley received a let
ter from Mrs. Stribley, stating
that Prof. Wolfe was much better
and on the road to speedy recov
ery from his recent illness.
J. Valentine has bought the
residence of Mrs. Annie Campbell
on Eureka street and is fixing it
up for a home.
The two houses on St. James
street, owned by J. H. Bawden.
were rented during the past week.
Misses and children’s shoes at
the C. O. Richards Co.
A New Order of Things in Color
ado Metal Mining.
(Arthur J. Haskin.)
Metal mining Is surely “coming
back,’’ and it will occupy as great
a place in Colorado’s affairs ns it
ever did. At the slime time there
must be a readjustment in the
general attitude of investors to
ward this industry. There are
many persons who have been so
continually advised by financial
writers of the country to avoid
mining investments that they will
continue skeptical concerning
this basic industry until they, for
themselves after serious consid
eration, can prove to their own
satisfaction that metal mining is
just as essential in our world’s af
fairs ns is any other industry,
that it has not been afflicted with
illegitimate promotions or fake
deals any more than have other
lines of business. Times have
changed. There is no longer any
more excuse for engaging in metal
mining with uncertainty of re
sults than there is any other bus
iness. Mining is a legitimate bus
Hereafter in the financing of
mines we shall observe a closer
attention to the advice of disin
terested, experienced mining en
gineers, men who make a profes
sion of passing judgment upon
mining property and of furnish
ing protection to their investing
clients in p-ecisely the same de
gree that these same clients rely!
upon their lawyers for protection
in other lines.
As in all professions, there are
imposters and there are likewise
men who altho sincere, lack suf
ficient experience and wide vision
to qualify them for the responsi
bilities involved in most mining
deals that will arise in the near
future. Many good mining engin
eers are always available. Their
fees are usually insignificant in
comparison with the value of
their reports. Many worthless
properties will be offered for sale.
The investor must be cautious.
Another feature that should be
emphasized in the revival of met
al mining in the west is encour
agement to the common miner and
prospector. Whether or not the
prospector ever resumes his for
mer prestige, he will fulfill a func
tion in laboriously hunting for
outcroppings, in tracing float and
in performing hard labor to un
cover formations in place in or
der to thus expose prospects for
inspection of the engineer who
will then critically investigate the
property in a broad, intelligent
I believe in reviving interest in ■
humble prospects. It is perhaps 1
bromidic to state that all mines
began as prospects but neverthe
less this thought deserves reflec
tion when considering our sub
ject. A prospect can be purchas
ed at a low figure. It can be suf
ficiently exploited to ascertain its
true worth at comparatively little
expense. By making reasonably
conservative selection of pros
pects to start with, the chances
for success, I would say, are
about 50-50. Let there prevail
freedom to deal with the original
findings of mines. There are as
great potentialities in small mines
as in large ones, size being mere
ly a matter of development. Do
not hold a contempt for begin
nings in mining. If there arc dif
ferences between the attractions
in large and small mines, onej
might perhaps find them in favor
of the small ones. Certainly they
can be acquired more cheaply and
much less ore has been removed
from them.
In selecting a mining property,
first heed the presentations of the
discoverer, usually the prospector
or a common miner. Give him
due measure for some intelligence,
hard effort and a general know
ledge of his region. If his rep
resentations appear to warrant
procedure, secure from him an
option. Then send an engineer
to investigate, being most careful
in the choice of this individual for
he must be possessed not only of
broad scientific knowledge, large
ly proved by extensive experience,
but also of that talent of broad
mindedness that will enable him
to conservatively speculate upon
things that he cannot see in the
ground. Too many engineers
practice ultraconservatism thru
the exercise of narrow vision;
John Stroehle returned from
California last Friday. He ac
companied his mother to the coast
where she will spend some time
with her daughter. She stood the
trip well.
George E. Fritz made a trip to
Denver Wednesday afternoon.
Miss Hazel Tabb is improving
and Jake Krell, whose life was
despaired of two days ago, has a
fighting chance for recovery. All
the other patients in Black Hawk
are out of danger and will be
about in a week or two. No new
cases of sickness are developing.
O. M. Blake came up the first
of the week on account of the ill
ness of Miss Tabb.
The Sorenson girls are up and
around again and Miss Minnie
expects to be in the postollice in
a day or two.
Frank Tabb came up from Den
ver the first of the week on ac
count of th6 illness of Miss Tabb.
Mrs. Harry Curry is sick with
a slight cold.
Mrs. Keam has been home sick
with the flu the past week. Her
daughter, Miss Myrtle, is attend
ing store.
Mrs. James Richards has been
on the sick list the past week but
is improving.
Mrs. John Rohling is up from
Denver, visiting her parents, Mr.
and Mrs. N. G. Mitch Ml.
Burl Backus is in from Apex,
taking in the sights.
Harry Blake is tearing down
the old Lew Snyder house on
Gregory street. He says he needs
the lumber.
It is reported that a deal has
been consummated on the Graham
and Eliza Jane properties, owned
by Messrs. Graham, Bolander and
Fritz. The people acquiring the
mines are said to be financially
able to prosecute extensive work.
D. W. Taylor left Wednesday
for Cheyenne, Wyo., to take charge
of the C. & S. station. His son,
Delbert, will be agent at the Black
Hawk depot until a regular agent
is sent up.
Card of Thanks
We wish to express our deepest
thanks to the many kind friends
and neighbors for their kindness
and good wishes to us in the sick
ness and death of our beloved
husband and father; also for the
beautiful floral offerings from the
Ladies’ Guild and all others, and
we assure them their deeds will
never be forgotten.
Mrs. Thos. O. Davey and Family,
Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Bolitho and
R. C. Johnson has received a
special number of the Nevada
Newsletter, published at Reno,
Nev. It was sent by Chas. H.
Karns, an old Gilpin county min
ing man who left here 12 or 14
years ago. He is conducting the
Colorado Billiard Parlor at Reno,
and has nine tables. Judging
from the splendid issue of the
Newsletter, Nevada is a prosper
ous state and Reno is one of the
leading cities of the northwest.
The Golden Rule Store has just
received a big line of childian’s
ready-made gingham dresses and
bloomers, white and colored mid
Hawley’s for groceries.
they evaluate a mining property
upon simply what is "in sight.”
Well directed mental speculation
is a qualification that should be
cultivated among mining engin
eers more generally. Many worthy
prospects have been turned down
by engineers only to be subse
quently exploited and made fine
mines. The engineer should ex
ercise vision guided by scientific
judgment. Conservatism is a vir
tue in the profession but it should
not be abused.
I anticipate that, with the re
newed interest in mining, many
instances will arise in which there
will appear adverse reports made
by the scouting engineers herein
before mentioned. The accuracy
of such reports calls for particu
larly careful investigation and
thought upon the part of the sub
sequent engineer.

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