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PUBLISHED EVERY FRIDAY. 1058 19TH STREET, SEAR ARAPAHOE STREET, N C. A. FRANKLIN, Eorron. TERMS. One year COO Sit months (LOO Thro* meathi I* Enured at the poatoffice, Denver, Colorado, as second class aaaiimatter. Black 220?. Phone us your news. Phone us your printing orders. Eugena P. Booze of Colorado Springs, was in the city this week and concluded arrangements for the meet ing of business men of our state to be held here May 30th, and 31st. A pro gram has been arranged including speakers of national reputation. The People’s Sunday Alliance will act as host Shorter Church will be the meeting place. What has been accomplished in Colorado Springs by concerted busi ness effort is little short of wonderful Much is hoped for from this move ment and all business men and well wishers of the race should attend. A Little War Tragedy. In the Frauco-Prusslan war a French gunner was commanded by hla colonel to (Ire on a small house which was believed to be a retreat of the enemy. "Try it with a shell, my man,” said the officer. With pale face Pierre oheyed. He sighted his piece deliberately and ac curately, then fired It. "Well hit, my man, well hit," said the officer, as he looked through hla glass. “That cottage could not have been very solid. It's completely smashed," Turning around, he noticed a tear stealing down the gunner's cheek. Why. what's the matter?” he ei claimed, roughly. "Pardon me, colonel,” was the an ewer. "It was my own little house— everything I had In the world."— Southern Churchman. THE STATESMAN, DENVER. COLORADO. SOME QUEER TOWNS PLACES OF HUMAN ABODE MORE OR LESS UNCANNY. Chinese Outcasts Make Their Burrows Among Deserted Graves—Fishers Who Live on the Ice In Lake Huron —The Monks of Athos. Away up in the northernmost part of Northern China is a town com posed entirely of graves. The place is. as a matter of fact, a deserted burial ground, and has been taken possession of by a band of beggars, thieves and outcasts of all descrip tions, who eat and sleep in spite of their strange environment. There are several of these "towns among the tombs” In various parts of the Chinese empire, but the one mentioned is the most extensive. Adjoining a certain famous quarry In Italy is a town whose Inhabitants pay neither rent nor taxes. The citi zens. ttIio arc all employed In tto quarry, dig out. dwellings for fcclves In the precipitous sides of the rocks. Roads up the cliffs lead to the . various gallarles. In a marine village In New Guinea there are houses all of which are sup ported by piles and stand In the ocean, tome distance from the shore. The object of this strange position is to protect the inhabitants from sudden attacks from the dreaded head hunb . *rs, who are always on the lookout for victims. Other villages In the same locality are perched on lofty trees (or the same reason. Another curious place without a ■ ftame ig a town on an arm of =G KAXD MAY BALL LAST BALL OF THE SEASON Manitou Hall Given by the RED CARNATION CLUB Pearl Mason William Knight President Floor Manager Best Music by Harris Orchestra. ADMISSION 35 CTS. lues., May 16. Muron. it Is made up of five hundred wooden huta. During the summer these houses are hidden away on shore and the town contains not a single inhabitant, but on the arrlral of winter, when the lake is frozen, the owners of these huts arrive and pro ceed to move their huta out on the ice. The floor of the hut is taken up and i hole is cut in the surface of the ire. Through these holes the residents flsh all through the winter. Dut when the spring comes and the ice melts away this extraordinary town Is once more broken up and the Inhabitants move their shanties back to the woods while they scatter themselves all over the country. This place during "the sea son" has two churches and a curing house, not to mention several saloon*. But the most curious tcfwn in the universe is situated on a promontory on the coast of Macedonia and is called Athos. The peninsula is known as the "Mountain of th** Monks.’ from the fart that a score or more of mon asteries are dotted over the hills or lie In the valleys. They are filled with a body of ascetics, kind and hos pitable to strangers, but full of super stitions. The actual town it distinct from the monasteries and supplies the simple wants of the monks. Here are to be found streets of shops, a flourish ing bazaar and all the energy and hus tle of a modern town. But one thing strikes the visitor at once. Not a fe male is to be soon Even the small Turkish garrison is made up entirely of bachelors. This strange law is car ried out. even among the domestic ani mals. Only the wild birds evade It, but they are never eaten. The legend which accounts for tbli strange state «r airairs is a ntmsy on**. nut Is im plicitly bellsred by the Inhabitants and rigorously observed. It appears that at one of the chief monasteries there Is a miraculous Icon. It is a representation of the Virgin, and the legends say that one day as the Em press Pulcherla, who had liberally en dowed the church, as well as beauti fied and restored It. was engaged In her devotions the Virgin spoke and asked her what she. a woman, was doing there. As tbe Empress did not teply the voice spoke again and com manded her to leave, saying that no woman should ever again enter the church. The surprised lady left the place, and slnco then no female has ever enteied the promontory, though why this prohibition should have tak en In the entire peninsula Is not clear. Tippling In South Carolina Th*' Columbia (S ('.) State note* that "the rtlapenaan- *alp« in ftmrtwr fpopulntlon R.<W>) for th* «lx rinyt fndln* Dor. ?i aBarroeat* IM42”-- n.orn than 11 00 worth of rum for each 'inhabitant. Zulus Swift Runners. The rate* at which the Znln* run :*'in in an emerjienrv Ip aatontahlnv Some will rover a« much m flftv mile* In alx houra. Klprhl miles lr. an hour Ih an ordinary feat. Liniment of Cedar Oil. Cellar oil In n valuable liniment, and us a general pain killer had In - roenae vogue at one time among pat ent medicine men Guides and trap pera atlll believe in It.