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THE GILPIN OBSERVER
THIRTY-THIRD YEAR.
PERSONAL MENTION
Arthur Most was up from Den
ver last Saturday. He has inter
ested Chicago people in the Morn
ing Star, near the Sun and Moon,
and will start work within a very
short time.
Mr. and Mrs. James Cody went
■to Denver last Saturday morning
for a few days' stay.
J. M. Seright was a business
passenger to Denver last Satur
day morning.
Mrs. H. P. Lowe and aunt were
up from Denver last Saturday
on business in connection with the
Topeka and Frontenac properties.
Mr. and Mrs. H. R. Wade were
arrivals from Maumee, Ohio last
Friday evening and will remain
for a few weeks.
Mrs. S. N. Rugg went to Denver
the latter part of the week for a
few days’ visit with friends.
A. H. Day went to Denver Sun
day morning to see his wife, who
is recovering nicely from the ef
fects of the fall which caused a
broken rib.
Benj. P. Thomas was in Denver
Sunday.
Oscar Williams and wife went
to Denver Wednesday morning.
Miss Mamie Cody left Wednes
day for Denver.
Mrs. Robt. Wilkinson left Wed
nesday morning for the valley.
O. J. Duffield was up from Den
ver Sunday.
Richard Champion was in Den
ver Saturday and Sunday.
Tom Martin went to Denver on
Saturday morning’s train.
George Athanasion returned on
Wednesday evening from a short
business trip to Denver.
Sheriff R. A. Bass returned on
Tuesday evening from
where he attended the funeral of
his brother, who was killed in an
auto collision last Thursday. His
brother was chief of police and
extremely popular. The funeral
was held Sunday from the Metho
dist church and was attended by
a thousand friends.
J. L. Davis returned from Den
ver Wednesday morning. He says
the surgeons had him on the table
to operate, when they held a con
sultation and decided to try to
cure him with medicine. They
were undecided whether he had
gall stones or was troubled with
his liver. Jenk says he can’t un
derstand why they didn’t cut him
open and find out definitely.
Will Work War Dance
Sam Thomas, Joe Flynn and
John Manuel figure on starting
the War Dance mine the first of
the month. They will move the
steam equipment from the new
shaft to the old and sink this
shaft from its present depth of
80 feet to connect with the 200-
foot level. They will use this level
to work the ore shoot near the
new shaft, which is 250 feet away.
They had to abandon the new
shaft on account of its bad condi
tion owing to the ore being work
ed out too close to it. There has
been thousands of dollars of high
grade ore taken out of the War
Dance and there remains thous
ands of dollars’ worth of ore.
Frontenac Doing Well
The Frontenac Leasing Co., re
ceived another settlement for a
good-sized shipment of ore this
week from the smelter. There was
50,750 pounds in the lot and the
ore went .74 ozs. gold, 40.7 ozs.
silver and 2.45 per cent copper.
The net value was $54.49 to the
ton and the total value of the lot
was $1382.68. This was the
third shipment from the sixth
level this month, the three ship
ments approximating $4,000. This
was produced by a small force of
five or six men.
By a decree handed down last
week in the suit between the
Pennsylvania Mining company
and the Continental Mines, Power
and Reduction company, the find
ing of the court was that the
Pennsylvania people were entitled
to and decreed a prior right of 39
feet of water out of Fall river and
the Continental Mines, Power and
Reduction company was forever
enjoined from interfering with
the water rights of the Pennsyl
vania.—ldaho Springs Gazette.
City Clerk Rules Re
publican Ticket Legal
City Clerk Matthews overruled
objections filed by Jay Byron and
W. J. Stull, protesting against
printing the names of the Repub
lican candidates on the city bal
lot. We admit that from his point
of view Judge Matthews probably
believed he had grounds for mak
ing this decision. The substance
of his decision was that the prim
ary law did not apply to cities
with a population of less than
two thousand. He arrived at this
decision by considering one sec
tion of a chapter of the general
laws relating to the organizations
of cities and towns, and practical
ly held that they changed auto
matically from cities to town ac
cording to population. He ignored
the provisions of the statutes
which provide a certain procedure
in order for a city to be changed
to an incorporated town and ig
nored the statutes which provide,
that before a city incorporated un
der a special charter can become
an incorporated town, an election
must be held and a vote of the
people taken on the question. But
we do not wish to criticise the de
cision or cast any reflections upon
Judge Matthews, but w r e know
that other lawyers hold a differ
ent opinion, and among them
Chase Withrow, who has practic
ed law in Gilpin county for half a
century and is better fitted to
speak with authority upon these
questions than any other lawyer
in the state, familiar as he is and
always has been with all of the
city ordinances and with all of
the circumstances connected with
the special charter, from which
the city derives its powers and
under which it was organized.
Admitting for the sake of argu
ment that there may have been
slight grounds for making the de
cision, we are still face to face
with the fact, that far better
grounds exist for believing that
it was wrong. Where doubts ex
ist, have we any right to experi
ment in as important a matter as
a city election? especially when
there is a method provided by law
about which there is no question,
namely, by petition by the people
—the method pursued by the Cit
izens party. The Citizens had two
reasons for taking this course:
First, if we elected our ticket we
wanted to be sure that every
thing would be legal and second,
we did not believe in partisan pol
itics in city affairs.
M. E. Church Services
Dr. Vincent is expected to fill
the pulpit at the Methodist church
next Sunday, but if he is unable
to be present, Dr. Kessler will
come up from Denver.
Morning services at 11 o’clock;
evening services at 7; Sunday
school at 2:45 p. m.
Stringed instruments have been
added to the choir and the musi
cal program at the regular preach
ing services will be unusually
pleasing. The public is most cor
dially invited to listen to able
sermons and hear some exception
ally good music and singing.
From the Golden Transcript
Ed. Thiede came over from Mor
rison the first of the week for a
short visit, and then went on to
Central City.
Capt. Tom Pierce, well known
Gilpin county mining man, spent
several days in Golden this week.
He had intended moving to Gold
en to muke his home, but was un
able to find a house to live in.
Judge Samuel W. Johnson has
sold his handsome residence
property at Wheat Ridge, and he
and his wife have moved to En
glewood for the present. Later
the judge expects to move back
to Jefferson county.
Following the appendicitis op
eration which he successfully
passed thru at St. Joseph’s hospit
al last week, District Judge Sam
uel W. Johnson was seized with
an attack of pneumonia, and for
a few days he was in a very criti
cal condition. However, the lat
est word is that he is out of dan
ger.
Mischievous children simply
need to have their minds rightly
directed.
Individuality should not be so
intense as to become a nuisance.
CENTRAL CITY, GILPIN COUNTY, COLORADO, THURSDAY. MARCH 25th, 1920.
SENATOR THOMAS EXPRESSES
HIS VIEWS ON BONUS SYSTEM
A letter has been received by
the Gilpin County Metal Miners’
association from Senator Charles
S. Thomas, in reply, to the resolu
tion sent members of congress
endorsing the bill drafted by the
American Mining Congress for a
bonus of $lO an ounce on gold to
be paid to the producer. The
Senator says in reference to the
plan:
"This subject has been very
largely exploited during the past
six week, and I have, therfore, re
ceived many communications con
cerning it. 1 have also given the
subject considerable attention up
on my own account.
“I realize to the fullest extent
the importance of the gold mining
industry to the country, which at
present is somewhat analogous to ,
the silver mining situation from
1893 to 1900. In neither instance j
have 1 been able to perceive the
possibility of encouraging pro-'
duction by a bonus system with
out producing consequences far
more serious than the evil sought
to be avoided. This is especially
true of gold, which is the world's j
standard of values. Anything j
which increases the bullion value j
of gold over its coin value inevit- j
ably operates to carry all coin ob- i
tainable to the melting pot, and,!
what is far more serious, to in-1
crease the debts of the world by j
the difference between the coinage
and bullion value. Nearly all the j
time securities of the leading
countries of the world are ex-1
pressly payable in gold. The
others are impliedly so payable. |
It requires no demonstration'
thereof to prove that if you owe'
me one hundred dollars in gold
upon a contract made in 1910, or
any other date, your debt increas
es if at the time of payment gold, i
instead of being worth S2O an!
ounce, has advanced to S3O.
“The obligations of the United
States alone, including national,
state, municipal, corporate and
private obligations, are easily
forty-five thousand dollars mill
ions of dollars. Twenty-five or
fifty per cent added to this bur
IN RUSSELL GULCH
Water for the boiler at the Gold
Rock is being hauled and steam
will be raised this week.
Frank Channing was in Russell
Wednesday, looking for wild
game.
R. I. Hughes and daughter.
Miss Lillian, returned Sunday
from a visit to Denver.
Thos. Rouse was buried in the
Russell Gulch cemetery last Fri
day.
C. A. Wagner and son, George,
went to Denver last Friday.
Mrs. Ed. Jones, who died in
Denver last Wednesday, was bur
ied Friday. She was a resident
of Russell for twenty years or
more and several Russellites at
tended the funeral.
S. T. Harris went to Denver on
last Thursday afternoon.
Chris. Flint was up from Den
ver Wednesday to get his trunk.
He has rented a ranch near Uni
versity park.
The state boiler inspector ar
rived in Russell Thursday.
Tony Dallapietra shipped in a
car of feeders from Denver this
week. They will be ranged on
Pewabic mountain.
Republicans Nominate Ticket
The local Republicans met in
the city hall last Friday evening
and nominated the following tick
et for the city election:
Robert Wilkinson, mayor.
Harry Willis and B. E. Sey
mour, aldermen for two and four
year terms respectively, in the
First ward.
M. J. Gabardi and J. R. Rule, al
dermen for two and four-year
terms respectively, in the Second
ward.
den may spell all the difference
between national prosperity and
national bankruptcy. It may be
that this view of the subject has
not occurred to your association;
hence my suggestion of it.”
With all due respect for Sena
tor Thomas’ opinion, his state
ments would indicate that he had
not given this subject deep con
sideration. It is true as he states
that a rise in the price of gold
would increase the debts made
payable in gold in the same ratio
as the price of gold was advanced.
He does not take into considera
tion the fact that nearly all of
these debts are not due for a num
ber o ' years, and that the bonus
bill is only to meet temporary
conditions and will be in effect
only for a short time, and that at
i the time when these debts are paid
there will be no bonus on gold.
And should the law stimulate the
i gold mining industry so that the
I supply would equal the demand,
gold would return to its normal
price and there would be no in
crease in the debts.
Another fact that he seems to
' have overlooked is that gold is
! now at a premium in foreign mar-
I kets, and that those debts payable
I in gold have already been increas-
I ed, and unless something is done
! to stimulate the mining industry
|so that the supply of gold will
j equal the demand, it will continue
,4o advance in price, and as the
j Senator says, the debts will in
crease in a corresponding ratio.
I Senator Thomas assumes that
the purpose and effect of this law
| will be to advance the price of
1 gold. We take issue with him on
’ that point. If it had any effect,
it wouli be to increase the pro
duction of gold, and if the in
crease in production was ample
I for the world’s needs, gold would
! resume its normal price when the
bonus was removed. Its purpose
is not to raise the price of gold,
but to enable the gold producer
to get the premium which is being
paid for gold, and to prevent that
great monopoly, the American
Smelting & Refining Co., from put
ting it in their own pockets.
APEX HAPPENINGS
Alve Espel and Wm. Warren
were visitors to Central Friday,
returning Sunday.
Tom and Delbert Taylor and W.
S. Parfit went to Central Saturday
evening to attend the show.
Andrew Danielson left Sunday
for Denver, returning Monday ev
ening.
M rs. Jos. Katta visited her
mother and brother in Central on
Sunday.
Lorraine Williams returned on
Sunday from Central.
Charlotte Anderson is visiting
her grandmother, Mrs. Glanville
for a few days.
Andrew Vicksn has accepted a
position at the Saco De Oro mine.
H. J. Barker returned to Apex
Monday, feeling some better, but
not entirely well.
Buehrle Backus and Albert
Oates, of Black Hawk, came out
Monday to work at the Evergreen
mine.
Mrs. Pete Jacobson of George
town arrived on Sunday to visit
with her husband.
Mrs. Nellie Daniels left for
Denver Tuesday.
Walter Petro and son, Earl,
were business visitors to Central
Tuesday.
The roads are in good condition
again. The mail man can use his
car.
Mrs. M. Lewis and Mrs. John
Lemkuhl drove out on Wednesday
to visit with Mrs. Joe Katta.
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
There will be a short service on
Friday evening at seven o’clock
instead of seven-thirty as an
nounced. The usual service next
Sunday evening also at seven
o’clock.
For the Information
of the Public
As there seems to be some mis
understanding as to the reason
that caused the Citizens ticket to
be placed in the field a statement
of the facts and circumstances
that led to this step being taken
may not be out of place. An el
ection was necessary primarily
because the city wards had been
changed.
Both Republicans and Demo
crats were negligent if they de
sired to put up a party ticket in
allowing the time to elapse in
which to hold a primary election.
The matter wus discussed inform
ally among our citizens as to what
steps would be necessary in order
for the city to have a legal elec
tion.
It was known that Chase With
row when he was city attorney
had held that political parties
must make their nominations in
a primary election and that Judge
Matthews had held the same opin
ion at a later election when he
was acting as city attorney. It
was also understood that Attor
ney Withrow held that the time
for holding a primary election
having passed, the only legal way
left for making nominations was
by petition. As the city had to
hold an election it was important
that the election should be legal
in every respect, to avoid the ex
pense of another election or other
litigation that might ensue if the
procedure was illegal.
It was finally decided that a
mass meeting should be called
and all voters and citizens, regard
less of party affiliations, should be !
asked to attend, for the purpose
of having one ticket legally nom
inated to be voted for at the city
election. This was accordingly
done and the nominations on the
Citizens ticket were finally made
by petition, by one hundred and
ten citizens. But a few of our
citizens, blind to partisanship, re
fused to join in the movement and
: in spite of the opinions of our for
t mer city attorneys as to the legal
-1 ity of their procedure insist on
putting up a partisan ticket re
gardless of possible expense to
the city in the future.
Citizens Ticket Nom
inated By Petition
Petitions were circulated last
Friday and Saturday and more
than one hundred signatures read
ily obtained for placing an inde
pendent Citizens ticket on the bal
lot at the city election. The nom
inees are:
W. J. Stull, mayor.
W. O. Ziege and J. S. Kimball,
aldermen First ward for four and
two-year term respectively.
Holly Dobbins and W. B. Neno,
aldermen Second ward for four
and two-year term respectively.
Exemption of Mine
Profits From Taxation
The text of the bill introduced
on March 10 by Congressman Ev
ans, of Nevada, exempting from
income and excess profit taxes,
profits derived from the mining
of gold and silver, is as follows:
“A bill to exempt from the in
come and excess profits tax in
come and profits derived from
mining and precious metals, gold
and sijver.
"Be it enacted by the senute
and house of representatives of
the United States of America in
congress assembled, That hereaf
ter no tax shall be levied, assess
ed or collected on or from the in
come or profits of any individual,
firm or corporation accruing to, or
derived from, the business of min
ing the precious metals, gold and
silver. All provisions of any law
in conflict with this act are here
by repealed.”
The bill was referred to the
committee on ways and means.
Philip Hornbein, chairman of
the Democratic Stnte Central
Committee, has issued the call for
the state assembly to be held in
Denver on Monday, May 17th, for
the purpose of electing four dele
gates at large and two delegates
from each congressional district,
to represent the state at the Dem
ocratic national convention to be
held at San Francisco, Calif., on
June 28, 1920, and to elect a mem
ber of the Democratic national
committee. The number of dele
gates apportioned Gilpin county
is seven.
BLACK HAWK NEWS
John McNeill was a business
passenger to Denver Saturday, re
turning Tuesday evening.
Miss Helen Fairchild went to
Denver Tuesday morning.
G. E. Bolander went to Denver
the fore part of the week on busi
ness.
Mrs. H. B. McCammon and
children returned Monday morn
ing from Golden and Boulder,
where she had been visiting.
Mr. and Mrs. Gene Perley re
turned Sunday evening from Den
ver.
Mrs. Otto Blake returned from
Denver and Golden, where she had
been visiting friends.
Chas. Klais is moving into his
house on Church street this week.
Thor. Crook and family have
moved into the rooms over the
Klais store.
The many friends of Miss Etta
Edwards will be pleased to know
that she has left the hospital at
Longmont, where she underwent
an operation on the 13th inst. for
appendicitis.
The Woodcraft will give a dance
at Fritz hall on Friday evening,
April 9th. The Idaho Springs or
chestra will furnish the music.
Tickets SI.OO, war tax 10 cents.
At their meeting Tuesday ev
ening the Woodcraft finished a
series of card games, the prizes
being won by Mrs. Kate Kriley,
Ist; Mrs. Amelia Taylor, 2nd;
Mrs. Florence Webster, consola
tion.
Mrs. Effie Tabb and daughter.
Miss Hazel, returned Monday ev
ening from Denver.
Wm. Fick, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Milton Fick, of Tabernash, for
merly of Black Hawk, was married
on March 18th in Royal, lowa, to
Miss Meta Dhrykopp, a popular
school tencher of that place. The
groom has many friends in Black
Hawk who extend hearty congrat
ulations.
Raymond Coughlin Dies
F. Raymond Coughlin, brother
of D. A. Coughlin, died in Idaho
Springs Sunday evening of heart
trouble resulting from a severe at
tack of the flu. He had been sick
seven weeks and his friends here
thought he had recovered and
were surprised as well as shocked
to learn of his death. He was
born at Silver Plume and was 32
years of age. He was well and
favorably known thruout the
Clear Creek division of the C. & S.
railway, having at one time or an
other served as agent at every de
pot on the division. The past
eight years he was agent at Idaho
Springs. He was a good, clean
cut young fellow, ambitious and
thrifty, and had a future full of
promise for one of his faithful
ness to duty and strong determin
ation to rise above the ordinary.
He was a prominent member of
the Elks and at the time of his
death held the office of exalted
ruler of the Idaho Springs lodge.
A mother, seven sisters and three
brothers survive. The funeral
will be held Friday and the re
mains will be taken to Fairmount
cemetery for burial.
Black Hawk and Russell
Gulch Methodist Parish
March 28th, 1920:
10 a. m. Sunday school at both
points.
11 a. m. Morning service at
Black Hawk.
7 p. m. Evening service at Rus
sell.
The Rev. Yuan Lin Yang, of Pe
king, China, who is in this country
working out his Doctor’s Degree,
will be with the churches and will
speak at both the morning and ev
ening service. He is u very inter
esting speaker and has something
worth while for all that attend.
The public is cordially invited to
attend these services.
The Glad Hand Churches,
HAROLD ZINK, Pastor.
Charles Ray in “The Sheriff’s
Son” in five reels and a Ford
weekly will be the picture pro
gram at the opera house Saturday,
March 27th.
How much more disturbance
and bloodshed does Germany
want?
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