Colorado Springs Prospector in Colorado-Springs, Colorado
1 Jan 1980

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1 Jan 1980

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Colorado Springs Prospector (Newspaper) - January 1, 1980, Colorado Springs, Colorado Historical highlights from Early Day newspapers vol. Ii no. I Price four bits 50 on o out o of w it o <3 o cd my it a a co it Tje a o q <3 s w m a Koh w. W co we he too Kow it a a i Quot o a a o 9/25/1852 from the new York Tribune. Or. Of Rielly has issued a circular calling the attention of the Public and of railway managers to the necessity of putting up line of Telegraph along railroads. With instruments at each station so that before leaving the station the conductor of a train May ascertain whether the track is Clear and give information that he has upon it. By this Means accidents involving the loss of life May be avoided and the destruction of property saved to an extent far exceeding the Cost of erecting and operating the wires. The Oregon columbian. 9/30/1863 the coach arrived about the usual time this morning bringing no dispatches. Wait till the Telegraph wire reaches Denver. The Denver Commonwealth. 10/8/1863 Valley station. 54 Miles West of Julesburg. Oct. 1st. Line finished to this station today and progressing favourably Westward. The Denver Commonwealth. 10/5/1863 the Telegraph will be Here saturday. The Rocky Mountain news. A 10/13/1863 can to the people of Denver get up a Celebration when the Telegraph arrives. It is certainly an event in our history. And we know our citizens Are not wanting in appreciation of it. Let us have a Little jubilation Over it. It is expected in today the 13th of october. 1863. The Denver Commonwealth. 1/2/1869 we publish to Day the first communications sent Over the Denver Pacific Telegraph line which has just been completed. These messages from the mayors of Denver and Cheyenne Are suggestive of closer and More important Friendly relat is Between these two cities. The completion of the Telegraph line will soon be followed by the railway which will place us within four hours ride of the Metropolis of Colorado. Parties having business in either place May then leave Home in the morning travel one Hundred Miles transact their business and be Home the same night. These facilities for business must increase the commercial transactions Between the two cities. The Road will also extend to a connection with the Eastern division thus giving us direct communication with St. Louis and other cities on the Missouri South of Omaha. All these benefits Are certain to be Felt and require but Little time to perfect. The building of the Union Pacific Railroad created Cheyenne and the building of other roads will increase her Prosperity. The Cheyenne Leader. A 7/7/1869 it is announced that the Telegraph lines in England Are to be placed under government control. We Hope the Reform May extend to this Side of the big water for any sort of management by government would be preferable to the exorbitant be of soulless corporations such As we Are cursed with in America. The Georgetown Miner. 2/8/1873 an interesting suit against a Telegraph company has just been concluded in Wisconsin the decision of the Bench reaffirming that of the supreme court of Maine in a like Case a few months since. A message in cipher was left at the Western Union office in Milwaukee at half past eight in the evening to be sent to new York As a a half rate a directing the Purchase of certain Stock through negligence it was not sent until one of clock the next Day when the Stock had risen costing $500 More than if it had been purchased in the morning. The plaintiff sued this amount in full the court holding that the company were liable not because they did not Send the message but because they did Send it seventeen hours after receiving it. Had they informed the plaintiff and asked for further instruction he could have claimed no damage. The fort Worth Democrat. £k3tom prospectors note by october 1861, the Telegraph spanned the United states barely touching Colorado at Julesburg. A line from Julesburg to Denver was completed in october of 1963 and the newspapers of the Day proudly headed a new column a Telegraph Telegraph dispatches so labelled were published prior to the line into Colorado. The news was relayed by Telegraph to the end of line then by mail to the Colorado newspapers a tenuous link at Best poles were toppled by scratching Buffalo indians rapidly Learned that tearing Down the line slowed army communication storms felled the line and errant cowboys were not above using the insulators for target practice through All this lines were repaired and a new status Symbol was born in the form of a telegraphed Able to read and transmit the word by operation of the Morse key. Generally most of the news in the Colorado prospector deals with Colorado exclusively but with this Issue you too May know some of the events happening in the outside world

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