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September 5, 1901     The Saguache Crescent
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dLkGU~ORIL - - , .... Nearly half the Chinese seeking ad- Imission to this country at San Fran- cisco are refused. The United Kingdom gets. on an av- erage, 33 inches of rain in a year. Eu- rope generally 26 inches and North America ~0 inches. Londo~'s tire brigade ptrts out a fire at a~ average cost of $200. _New York pays $69{} for the same service, and Cincinnati holds the recerd ,with $1.475 per fire. The only states in the country 'in which no brewers' tax was paid last year into the Federal Treasur~ as a ~trt of the internal revenue w, ere Mis- al~sippi and North Carolina. The thrift of the French mat :be inferred from the fact that on~.-fourth -of the whole population are del~ositem in savings banks and that the Rmmmt to thei~ credit is over ~ur ,hllJlen francs In the Atlas Mountains of Northern Africa t!~ere are goats which ~cl~im~) trees to browse on the foliage. Some ef them have been seen standing erect on branches thirty feet from the ground, while others were lazily re- clining on boughs gently rocked by ~e wind. The Bismarck column, which the Cerman students have decided to ereet to the memory of the first Chancellor, will be built on the so-called Ham= melsberg, near the estate of Silk in the neighborhood of Friedrichsruh. The site was fixed upon by Prince Herbert Bismarck. Judge Frank P. Longley, of the coun- ty court at Troup, Ga., has resigned on account of his health, and has been succeeded by his father, F. M. Long- Icy, who was at once appointed to the poSition by the governor. This is be- lieved to be the first case of thl~ kind en record. The new Judge Is 60 years old, his predecessor being 33. A thief lately arrested in Madrid car- ried a concealed electric battery in his right hand. He would approach a man offering his hand in friendly fashion If the man responded by clasping the outstretched hand h~ overpowering chock was the result an]~ the thie[ would get through his work and away before the victim recoverad. Baron Nathaniel Rothschild has leased for five years a piece of ground at the highest point of the Ampezzo road, between Toblack and Ampezzo, in the Austrian Tyrol In this charm- |rig spot he intends to erect an asbes- tos house in separable compartments. The workmen have already left Vlen- na to lay the foundations of the new villa. The frontier defense of the Roman Empire' between the Danube and the Rhine has been under examination by a royal eommissibn for eight yearn, and the work is nearly completed. At Carnantum, in Austria-Hungary, an ancient bakery has been discovered. The room contained two baking ovens and a row of charred, completely pre, served bread loaves. Ancient bread has been known hitherto only from Pompeii. Of all the young men in the country, only five per cent are members of churches; of college young men, fifty. two per cent are members of churches, ~so says Dean Hulbert of the Univer- sity of Chicago. College !~e has its ~eculiar temptations, of course, but it abounds in opportunities also, A young man must grow. If he alms to grow upward, his college will help grandly. But he may prefer to grow downward, Imd ~that the college cannot always hinder. A fire recently broke out at Her- mannsrsuth, an-Austrian village near the Bavarian frontier. A Bavarian fire brigade, which was stationed only three miles away, hastened to the res- cue, but the Austrian customs author- lties refused to allow the fire engines "to Pass the frontier without paying the :~mual tax on imported machhnery. The Bavarian firemen naturally turned back and half the village was burned ~lolm before the nearest Austrian fire brigade could reach the scene. "The sound of "a kiss is not so loud 4m that of a cannon," remarked the Profes~or at the breakfast table, "but its echo lasts a deal longer." Latterly it seams topmast before it begins, Nearly a year befo~ his coronation King Ed- ward has announced that the cere- mony 9f kissing by ~ the peers be omitte~. "Imagine me compelling Devonshire to kiss me!" he is said to. have exclaimed. "He would never sur- vive the ordeal." William IV, who oh- J~ted to this part of the ceremony, submitted to it, but declared he would renounce the ~lngship rather than re- Deaf the experience. The humor of the~' locomotive that "~Puek a cow and e~t it into calves" is due to an oversight of the proof readar. The work of elevating rail- way-tracks about street crossings, now bei~ Duab~d in half a dozen cities of ;~Jnld~dle We~t, is due to a dl~erent overnight, that of "reform" mayom lad-aldermen, who believe that. psdes- trla~ and occupants of carrtage~ have corporationa are lmmld tO t the rumlnatinff ~Ow m~ prom~ Jt~et. NEW RAILROAD LINE PLANNED DENVER TO SALT LAKE Denver, Aug. 31.--The News this morning prints the following: The Colorado & Northwester~ ea~l- way is to be extended ~o Sakt Lake City. The announcement is ma4e by Thomas H. Mann. who arrived f~om Chteago yesterday, and is a guest of the Brown hotel. Mr. ~L~nn was ,called to Chicago Mopday by Colonel & B. Dick. one of the ,prejector~ a~d buikl- ers of the Colorado &Nortbwesterm and who recently gained eontr~l ~ t_he stock of that road. Colonel Dick has arranged fay the construction of a new line ~cross the mountains, using the C~loeado & Northwestern as a basis. The route will ultimately begin at Den~er, thence to Boulder, up the line of the Colorado & Northwestern for six miles to Cris- man, thence northwest, crossing the main range into Middle park. The line will then continue to Hot Sic'tags, across the range into Egevia Dark, north to Steamboat Springs, west past Hayden, Craig and Lay, across theI Little Snake river, 'up the Green and[ almost directly west to Salt Lake City. [ This is the route as projected, al-[ though a closer recognizance may lead [ to minor changes. A number of the[ mountain passes have been surveyed[ and Colonel Dick, who iS the moving[ spirit in the enterprise, i$ in possession of a large amount of Information and recorded data concerning the m~st feasible routes. He has been studying the subject for three years and a few weeks ago came to Colorado and rode on horseback several hundred miles in order to gain an accurate idea of the possibilities of mountain railroad con- struction. Mr. Mann. who is manager of the John A. Logan mine of Boulder coun- ty, one of the best paying mines of the county, is a close personal friend of Colonel Dick and is to represent the colonel in the initiatory proceedings. He desires to secure at once competent engineers and will .place them in the field for the purpose of making the pre- liminary surveys. Engineering corps will be sent into Middle park, as it Is desired to extend the line into the park~ at the earliest day possible. Hot Springs, in Mlddlo p~rk, and Steam- boat Sprktg~ ~n ':Routt county, are d~ sirable pohats ~hich are to be reached by the railway. The ~ t, all~a~ is o be standard- gauge .throug~mt and it will be bull~ as oi~e of ~I~e l~nportant llflks of a new transconttnentM System. It is lnti- ma~ that an ~m~ers~andlng already exists between .Senator "W. A. Clarkand the flna~eietm heh;~nd the Northwest- ern enterprise by ~:hich the Clark road from Southern California and the Northwestern will form one system from the PaCific ~oast. The distance by rail from Denver to Salt Lake, it is claimed, can be r.educed 200 miles by the proposed r~,ate. The distance ~nnder present rail conditions is 658 miles. Colot~ S. B. Dick i~ well known in this ~ate, especially iu northern Oolo- rado~ He makes his tmme in Pennsyl- vania, and was the projector and builder of the Pittsbu~g & Western road, which he disposed of, making a handsome fortune. He is a business man o large resources and ever since the Northwestern road was completed to Ward, in Boulder county, has been desirous o~ continuing the line west- ward. The Co|oracle & Northwestern, a nar- row-gauge line, was built about five years ago. W, C, Culbertson of Gi- rard. Pennsylvania, was the principal stockholder ~ud has virtually con- trolled the policy of the road since it was completed. The retirement of Culbertson gave Colonel Dick the op- portunity he had desired. Within six- t days the road is to have an entirely new management, and a vig0~us poli- cy is to he inaugurated in the develop- ment of mining camps and in low rates upon ore and suppl~e~. The road is now twenty-six miles long: extending to Ward. A branch is to be built to Eldora and the present narrow-guage system will, later on, be only a branch of the larger'~, which Is to extedd, to the sheer'of f~t lake. Boulder wilt not be dm"h~Ld- quarters of the larger enterprise, as it will be necessary to establish general offices In this city. Whether the com- pany will build a line of its own to Denver or operate over the tracks of the Colorado & Southern will be deter- mined. FLOOD AT CRIPPLE CREEK DAMAGES MANY BUILDINGS Cripple Creek, Colo., Aug. 30.- Denver News Special.)--Cripple Creek and the entire district was visited by the severest thunderstorm in years at 4[:30 o'clock this afternoon. Rain came