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FRIDAY, JULY 19, 1878.
For Secretary of State,
For State Auditor,
v- iFor State Treasurer,
Rur Brgister of State Land Office,
For Supreme Judge,
For Attorney General,
For Clerk of Supreme Court,
Star Supreme Court Reporter,
A delegate Republican Congressional Con
Votftlon is hereby called to be hold at McGregor,
Tuesday, Aug. 20, 1878,
convening at
1 o'clock P. M., for the purpose
of selecting a Republican|candidate for Repre
resentative in Congress from the Third Iowa
District „,
The basis of representation shall be one del
egate for each 100 votes (or fraction exceeding
50 votes) cast for Frank T- Campbell for Lieut.
Governor in 1877: also one delegate for each
County in the District. This will constitute
the Convention as follows:—
Allamakee County 16 delegates.
ltiinhimati PmintV. .16
Buchanan County.
Clayton County
Delaware County
Bubuquc County
Fayette County
Winncsheik County
Total 135 de'egates.
By order of the Congressional Committee.
Decorah, Iowa, June 25th,
A correspondent of the Dubuque
Times, at La Salic, 111., nominates Hon.
W. B. Allison for the next President.
He might have gotten a good deal fur
ther out of the way and not half tried.
THE McGregor News is not for Grant
in 1880, and it gives some pungent reas
ons for dissent from this part of the im
placable programme, now being made
up. We are not electing a President
this year, not even nominating a candi
date, and the slate making business can
yery well be postponed without detri
ment to the party or the country.
THE following are the delegates to
the McGregor convention, elected by
Mr. Cooley's convention at Dubuque,
last Friday: S. M. Pollock. M. S. Robi
son, V. J. Williams, Jos. Chapman, T.
Rood, M. M. Walker, Jno. Mehlhop, J.
K. Graves, F. Hinds, Geo. Burch, H.
Wheeler, M. C. Woodruff, J.
C. Longue-
ville, Wm. Trick, Wm. Coates, E. H.
Bush, C. Schloth, C. Leckie.
THE Delaware county delegates to
the Republican Congreggiftfifu1, ^UnVeTi
TffeT~ (TM^fiTChapmani, C. B. Ken
nedy, Jas. Wilson, A.. Parliman, Timo
thy Noble, L. G. Hersey, J. H. Fuller,
W. N. Boynton, Hiram Hoyt. H. M.
Congar, Chas. Parson, H. P. Chapman,
J. M. Holbrook, S. R. Young, H.
Merriam, John Rush, Jr., S. S. Squires,
Henry Ehlers and Albert Lawrence.
Seven or eight of the delegates are
counted for Cooley.
THE Belle Plaine Union thus rebukes
the implied reflection upon the Presi
dent's patriotism and his fidelity to the
cause of union and liberty, which finds
expression in the Wilson platform
adopted by the State convention:
Such an imputation, with no basis of fact to
sustain it, calls for plain words. The man
who, when urged during the war to come home
and run for Congress, answered that any one
who would leave the army for such a purpose
"would deserve to be scalped," and who was
wounded well nigh to death while tigting for
his country, has no occasion to ask Mr. James
F. Wilson," or any other stay-at-home states
man, foi a certificate of his patriotism and his
fidelity to the Republic. On the other hand,
the faces of the men who insinuate such false
hoods against him should mantle with shame
for the act.
WE give in another placc some re
marks from the West Union Gazette
upon the course of the BULLETIN in the
present Congressional canvass. We
ask no better vindication of our aims
and motives than is contained in that
article. We ask our brethren of the
District press who have been bombard
ing us with tokens of their displeasure
for the past few weeks, to read it, and
from their knowledge of the MAN be
hind it, his invariable candor, fairness
and deliberate way of viewing things,
unbending integrity and high sense of
honor and principle, so say if we have
not a right to be proud of his apprecia
We only say that it is seldom indeed that ob
scure country papers like the Review have an
ftfyportunity to sell their influence. In our
case we brand the insinuation as false. If it
comes to money, we believe it will take as
to buy the Review as the
IT will doubtless take a load off the
Winds of the supporters of the adminis
tration to learn that the new chairman
of the Republican State Central Com
mittee has consented to recall his mani
festo of a few weeks ago, inviting them
to walk out of the Republican party,
and that he now condescendingly per
mits them to remain in the organization
until the election is over, at least. He
goes further than that. He kindly ad
mits—shall we ever be too grateful?—
that there may be honest men who dis
sent from some points in J. F. Wilson's
platform. Here is the assurance from
his paper, the Burlington Hawkeye:
We hardly expect every Republican to fully
and unreservedly endorse evtvy plank in the
Iowa platform. Wc know the great, the over
whelming majority do, but here and there will
be men who honestly dissent on some points.
It is right that this should be so it is part of
the birthright of a true manhood. Iowa Re
publicans are not machines they do their own
thinking and they do their own voting. And
it Is because bruins go to the polls that the bal
lots count out so largely Republican every
time. We have said this much of the charac
teristics of Iowa Republicanism, because, if its
enemies are counting upon apathy or division
in our ranks, they are leaning uixm a broken
reed, ete.
The subject matter of the
How Doctors of Skill and Experience
do Differ.
Z. P. Rich says: "Greenbacks are money."
The Supreme Court of the United States, in
case or Bank vs. Supervisors, reported In 7
Wallace, says:
"It is clear that these notes are obligations
of the United States. Their name imports ob
ligations, and every one of them bears on Its
face a promise to pay a certain sum.
"The dollar noto is a promise to pay one dol
lar, and the dollar intended is the coin dollar of
the United States, a certain weight and fine
ness of gold or silver. These notes are obli
gations they bind the National faith. They
are, therefore, strictly securities."
I clip the above from the
anceis quite familiar to the people. It will not
Influence one way or another the action of the
nominating convention, and the
This case reported, and the one of Hepburn
vs. Griswold, reported in 8 Wallace United
States Supreme Court reports, page 605, wore
not considered at the time made, good^tepubli
can doctrine, for they held that contracts made
prior to the passage of the legal tender act
must be paid in coin, as that act could not have
a retroactive construction. Therefore the Re
publican party, who, at that time, were In the
height of their glory and strength, did not ac
cept the decision as legal gospel, and enlarged
the Supreme Court by addingtwo more Judges
thereto, viz Judges Strong and Bradley, and
then these same cases were brought before a
full bench for a rehearing, and after a patient
investigation and learned argument by coun
sel, the Supreme Court decided that the green
backs were ifloney and a full legal tender for
all debts, (only those excepted by the act)
whether the contracts were made before the
passage of the legal tender uct, or afterwards.
This decision was final and is the law of the
lard to-day, and will bo found in 12 Wallace
United States Supreme Court reports, page
509. Z.P.RICH.
Not quite so fast, friend Rich. Your
ingenious reply will do for those who
are satisfied to accept your say-so as
decisive, but the impression you convey
in it will not bear investigation. The
Republican party DID NOT ADD TWO
more Judges, but increased the number
from eight to nine. Justice Grier re
signed, and the vacancy made was filled
by appointment. The Supreme Court
of the U. S. has never reversed the case
of Bank of New York vs. Supervisors,
as you intimate. You say this case and
Hepburn vs. Griswold, were not good
Republican doctrine, for they held that
contracts made before the passage of
the legal tender act must be paid in coin.
The legal tender question did not enter
into the case of Bank vs. Supervisors.
Refer to Chief Justice Chase's opinion,
and read the following: "Apart from
the quality of legal tender impressed
upon them by act of Congress, of which
we nolo say nothing," &c., &c. Instead
of deciding that previous contracts
must be paid in coin, the cases of Bank
vs. Supervisors ONLY DECIDES that
"greenbacks are exempt from State tax
ation, because theyjare a form of gov
ernment loan, and are not money in the
same sense as gold and silver coin is
money." The principle thenjestablished
remains the law of the land to-day.
Point 11s to a single sentence in any de
cision of the Supreme Court, which holds
any other opinion than that the green
backs are promises to pay coin.
.Load up your old blunderbuss for J»
other scattering and if you must tack
on poetical quotations to your short and
occasional financial articles, why not
recognize the law of adaptability, and
make your future selections from
"Mother Goose's Melodies," which will
be in keeping with the sense 6i much of
the stuff which you so eagerly and
proudly publish over your own signature.
THE Decorah Republican continues
to harp upon the strain of "Mr. Cooley's
services in the campaign of 1876," but
with a vagueness that is tantalizing.
Will the Repnblican please descend to
particulars? When was Cooley's "pow
er on the stump" productive of results
that could be attributed to no other
cause? There was a field peculiarly ap
propriate for him, in which, according
to the Republican's theory, he had all
the elements of success ready to his
hand, and in which such success could
have been more closcly traced to his ex
ertions than in any other. That field
was his own county of Dubuque. Is
the Republican disposed to be enthus
iastic over the results of it's candidate's
labors in Dubuque? Mr. Cooley's sole
claim for consideration as a candidate,
rests upon his alleged ability to influence
and win Democratic votes in Dubuque.
Does the result of the election in that
county two years ago, when the Demo
cratic majority was larger than ever be
fore, give color to that claim? It ap
pears that Mr. Cooley's "magnificent,
work" on the stump is not so keenly ap
preciated in Dubuque as his work from
the pocket.
The Republican attempts to give Mr.
Cooley a character by way of a nega
tion, and because Mr. Allison was
charged with things of which he was
not guilty, our friend Bailey would
have us infer that the same is true of
Cooley. To this it is only necessary to
answer, that Mr. Allison is an entirely
different man from D. N. Cooley. If
Mr, Allison successfully withstood as
saults upon his record, it was largely
because he had a character to fall back
upon. Men instinctively rejected the
charges against him, because they were
not consistent with his career, and be
cause they were preferred by men
whose base and mercenary motives were
transparent. In the case of Cooley, the
public finds nothing in his past career
or present practices inconsistent with
the charge of dishonesty, but on the
other hand, much that is confirmatory
of it. No candidate for high position
in this district, has ever before, to our
knowledge, brought into such promi
nence the use of money, as a means of
furtherine his ambition, as has Mr.
Cooley, and of none, ever before, could
it truthfully be said, that his main re
liance for support was based on the pos
sesion of wealth, and the willingness
to use it unscrupulously in the canvass.
we do not believe either are for sale.—Post
rilte Review.
We brand as false and unfair the in
sinuation of the Review that we sug
gested or insinuated that it was pur
chased. On the other hand, we une
quivocally stated our conviction of the
injustice of such suggestions made in
private by other parties. We should
not have referred to these uncharitable
remarks, but for the fact that the Re
view lugged in a matter to which we
had made no reference, apparently for
the sole purpose of founding upon it an
unjust and contemptuous personal allu
sion. The purpose was to show our
cotemporary that it could not afford to
bo intolerant.
MR. COOLEY'S convention at Dubuque
last Friday, was a harmonious gathering,
and it was reasonably acquiescent in sec
onding his efforts to go to Congress.
But there is a limit to complaisancy, as
well as everything else, and one thing
Mr. Cooley's convention found it impos
sible to bring itself up to. This was to
give the Ex-Indian Commissioner a
character. Mr. Cooley's convention did
not propose to stultify itself to quite
that extent, and so it passed a resolu
tion intended to be complimentary to
him, but in which it studiously avoided
an endorsement of his integrity. They
regard him as "the strongest, most
available and fit person of those who
are presented for nomination," &c., leav
ing the public to put any of the two or
three interpretations upon the word
"fit." Considering that it is Cooley's
integrity that has been most seriously
questioned in this canvass, the refusal
of his best friends to explicitly declare
their confidence in his character may be
regarded as significant.
show good judgment as well as discretion by
taking in sail and starting upon another tack.
—iMimiiiu Mirror.
Now will Bro. Metcalf please tell his
readers what is the BULLETIN'S griev
ance," and point out to them when in
this campaign the BULLETIN has ever
alluded to any matter personal to its
editor, unless such matter was first lug
ged in by other papers—as above—and
made to reflect upon his honor and good
name? We have realized the delicate
position we occupy regarding the matter
to which the Mirror refers, and have
endeavored to avoid the charge of ego
tism and self-glorification. If, however,
the Cooley organs want a fight on that
issue, and shall compel us to go into it
in self-defense, we will try and make it
warm for them and their candidate.
Choose your course, gentlemen.
There is another remarkable feature
of Mr. Cooley's convention, and that is
the fact that among the prominent Re
publicans of Dubuque county there
could not be 18 delegates select|0 to go
to McGregor in Mr. Cooley's interest
without including a number who have
heretofore expressed their convictions
that he is a corrupt and dishonest man.
One-quarter of the delegation, if not
more, are known to have so aelivered
themselves regarding the man they now
are trying to force upon the district as
a candidate for Congress. Are we per
mitted to doubt the mercenary and un
worthy influence back of his candidacy?
Purified PollticS"A Sample.
Soon after Peter Cooper's nomination
for the Presidency by the Greenback
Convention, in 1876, the campaign com
mittee of that party appointed Brick
Pomeroy "Chairman of the National
Committee for organizing Greenback
Clubs." Pomeroy accepted the appoint
ment in a letter, in which he said it
would not be proper to make public the
methods by which the work would be
carried on, but they would be furnished
in private circulars to such persons a*
desired to organize clubs. He immedi
ately set himself to work to create, by
appeals to prejudice and passion, a feel
ing of antagonism to National Banks.
So determined was he to accomplish
their abolition that he did not confine
himself to simple misrepresentations of
the system, but made use of forgeries to
manufacture votes for his party of Re
form. Wherever you find a Greenback
club, you not only find Pomeroy's Dem
ocrat in the hands of its members, but
also other literature prepared by him.
Prominent among his publications are a
series of tracts, entitled "Hot Drops,
No. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6," &c., and we invite
the attention of candid men of all par
ties to the following extract from No. 3
of that series, which he represents as
issued by the Bankers' Association:
"It is advisable to do all In your power to
sustain such daily and prominent weekly pa
pers, especially the agricultural and religious
press, as will oppose the issuing of greenback }a
money and that you also withhold \xxtromme
or favor from all apiticants who are not willing
to oppose the greenbacks or Government issuo
of paper money.
Goodrich, of Clermont, some weeks
ago referred to leaders of old political
parties as "frauds," thieves," perjur
ers" and "rascals." Now let him rise and
favor us with an equally frank opinion
of Pomeroy, the general-in-chief of the
"Greenback" forces. Is it a corner
stone of the National party that tke end
justifies the means?
Mr. Donnan and the Bulletin.
We notice that some of our cotempo
raries are expressing considerable con
cern lest our free criticisms of Mr. Cool
ey's character and record, and our out
spoken protests against his nomination
as calculated to be demoralizing and dis
astrous to the Republican party of the
District, may sojnehow militate against
Mr. Donnan's prospects. Now, we want
to say to these fearful friends, or ex
ultant enemies, as the case may be, that
while wc honestly believe that Mr. Don
nan combines more of the essential qual
ifications than any other candidate in
the field, and while we would spare no
honorable and proper effort to secure
his nomination, still, Mr. Donnan and
the BULLETIN are two separate and dis
tinct factors in this contest. Mr. Don
nan has never sought to dictate the
course we shall pursue or the senti
ments we shall express, and we arc
quite sure that the BULLETIN has high
er aspirations than to become the mere
organ and mouthpiece of any man. It
places party consistency and integrity
above the aspirations of candidates, and
holds that it is of vastly more impor
tance that a corrupt and unprincipled
man like Cooley shall be defeated and
that the party shall thus be saved from
the disgrace of endorsing his unscrupu
lous methods and record, than that Mr.
Donnan or any other candidate shall be
successful. The question of the hour,
as we regard it, is not who shall, but
who shall not be the candidate. Not
that we are indifferent to Mr. Donnan's
candidacy, but that we feel that if the
only peril to Republican supremacy in
the District—a bad and corrupt nomi
nation—is averted by the aroused con
science of the party, the question of a
choice of standard bearers will be an
easy one, and almost sure to be wisely
solved. Further than this, the BULLE
TIN, at the beginning of the campaign,
stated that it would not officiously press
Mr. Donnan's candidacy. It is not nec
essary. The people of the District
know him well. They have tested his
ability, his integrity, his capacity to
serve them and his zeal in so doing. He
enters the canvass on his record, not a
single item of it, but his whole record
and, so far as we know, he offers no
apology for any part of it. We do not
think that he has made any pledges ex
cept so far as they may be gathered
from his official career, and he has not
an "organ" to our knowledge. At any
rate, the BULLETIN is running no man's
campaign, except Cooley's, and that in
OUR brethren of the press in the 4th
District have formed a Publishers' As
sociation similar to the one in this Dis
trict. It was organized at the close of
the Congressional Convention at Mason
City last week. Twenty-one newspa
pers were represented, a permanent or
ganization was secured, and the follow
ing officers elected: President, Matt
Parrott, Waterloo Reporter-, Vice Pres
ident, T. M. Atherton, Osage Press
Secretary, W. V. Lucas, C'erro Gordo
Republican Treasurer, E. B. Dyke,
Charles City Intelligencer.
The first meeting of the Association
is to be held at Charles City, October
16th, at which time Bro. J. W. Shannon,
our worthy President, has consented to
deliver a lecture. If the new Associa
tion shall have for its foundation the
strong underlying principles that our
District Association has, the outcome
can be nothing but success and the ad
vancement of the profession is assured.
Brethren, we invite all of you that con
veniently can to attend the coming ses
sion of our Association, in this city,
August 13th and 14th.
The Des Moines RtgUter says the Indcpen
has been devoting some four
columns daily to
abuse of Mr. Cooley, and Mr.
Cooley's prospects of success have been in
creasing all the time. That is a good djuil for
a weekly newspaper.—McGregor News.
Reckless statements in the above
style are not too much for the Register,
however. They are directly in its line.
No. 2.
to see your member of Congress at once, and
engage him to support our interests, that wc
inay control legislation. We can depend on
everything except Congress for this adminis
tration, and If wo are vigilant we can control
the next one. Write if you have any sugges
tions to make, or anything of importance to
communicate, to JAS. BTTELL, Sec'r,
No. 247 Broadway, Room 4."
Now read the following:
Room 4,
30th Oct.,
"Dear Sir:—Besides the circular referred to
In the inclosed paper, other forged circulars
are said to have been extensively printed and
sent to the newspapers and to the banks, es
pecially in the West. One of these forged
documents is as follows: 'Private and Sug
gestive,' &c. (Just as given above.) No sueli ci
cular a* that has ever heen signed by me, or is
sued from this office. Our first knowledge o'f it
was derived from the newspapers in whi it
was printed. JAS. IUJELL, Sec'.y."
DENVER, Col., July 9, '78.
MR. EDITOR:—Pueblo, Col., is an old
Spanish town, built in the first instance
by Mexicans, and many of the old houses
are adobe. It is now the western term
inus of the A., T. & S. F. 1{. 11., and is
an intermediate station on the Denver
and Rio GrandeR. R. From this point
the D. & R. G. have a road up the can
on of the Arkansas to Canon City, 40
miles. This is a narrow guage road,
which is the road for these mountains
but why they could not have built a
road of the ordinary grade up the valley
from Pueblo to Denver is not so plain.
There is nothing in the lay of the coun
try that would have prevented it.
We left Pueblo at 2 P. M., Denver
time. On our right extended out as far
as we could see, a dry country. It look
ed as desolate as a desert. The buffalo
grass was ripe, aud is about the color of
the soil, and thus presented the appear
ance of a land destitute of verdure. In
some places the prickly pear showed its
green leaves, with the red blossoms at
the apex of the leaves, giving variety to
the prospect and adding a charm to the
scenery. To the left were the moun
tains. I presume the foot hills inter
vened, but to one who sees these moun
tains for the first time, when lie looks
at them with only the foot hills between
he forgets the foot hills the mountains
are all he sees when he looks in that di
rection. After having looked at the
mountains for some time, I noticed that
along the cultivated fields there were
little ditches in which water flowed, and
sometimes the road crossed lanr'T
ditches in which -was running quid- a
body of water. A little further on I
saw a man standing in a field in which
was growing corn, smaller than that
seen in Towa, with a spade, and the wa
ter running through a small ditch to
near where he stood and then spreading
itself out over the field. It occurred to
me that I had heard that they had to
irrigate their land in order to raise 4.
crop, and that these ditches ani Vlie wa
ter was a part of the s^-«fLCm
In spite of the fact that Mr. Ruell,
who is one of the most honorable, busi
ness men of New York City, haf^ public
ly branded this circular a forgery, yet
Pomeroy and his corporals eagerly sieze
upon it as a useful campaign document,
relying upon its untruth^ to fix upon
the minds of his ignonyht followers the
impression that the Aanks have com
bined against themf and are buying up
Congress and the press.
tion adopted^ Thtift-'comes the inquiry
by whoiv. vtn3 how is it done. Further
observation showed me that along the
si^des of the foot hills, winding in and
with their .advances into the plain
and retreats toward the mountains, had
been constructed large ditches that took
the water from the streams at a higher
point and carried it out on to the lands
beyond the rainfall that these ditches
are several miles in length and carry a
flow of water several feet wide and from
two to three feet deep that from these
large ditches at certain points is taken
out water into smaller ditches, and these
carry it along at an intervening level
and from these lesser ditches again is
taken still smaller amounts of water in
to ditches that run along the upper sides
of fields that are under cultivation and
down through the fields at convenient
distances are constructed other still
smaller ditches that when the farmer
wanted to irrigate his field, he went to
the ditch on the upper side of it and
with a spade or shovel cut a place
through the bank where one of his
small lateral ditches impinged upon it,
and let out as much of a stream of wa
ter as he needed then he went down the
lateral ditch a distance such as suited
him and with a spade cut out one or
both sides of this ditch, using the earth
to make a dam across the channel. The
water flows out over the land anion
the corn, wheat, oats, grass, or whatever
crop he is raising. When it is watered
sufficiently, he removes the dam, builds
up the banks at that point and goes fur
ther down, cuts the banks, dams the
stream and waters that ground and so
on until the section traversed by this
ditch is completely watered. Then he
repairs the ditch on the upper side of
the field where he had cut it and went
on to his next lateral ditch and repeated
the process. This he does until his
whole field is watered. If he has other
fields they are watered in the same way.
This process is carried on by all who
raise grain, vegetables, or anything on
this land east of the foot hills. If a
man wishc to grow trees on this land,
he must provide them with a constant
stream of water running along near their
roots. In this way, and in no other, will
anything that is useful grow on these
When these lands are properly irriga
ted the people claim that they will pro
duce abundant crops. As far as our
observation extended, I should say that
with proper irrigation, the lands lying
east of the mountains would be as fer
tile as any of the lands in Iowa, Missou
ri or Eastern Kansas now are. Without
it nothing but cactus, buffalo grass and
sage will grow. At the present time
there are several ditches carrying water
for irrigating purposes out on to these
lands. The companies constructing the
ditches charge for the use of the water.
There are lying beyond the reach of
these ditches, millions of acres of land
now uninhabitable. There arc hundreds
of millions of barrels of water coming
down out of these mountains that run
away to the gulf withoilt benefiting any
one, that might by a proper system be
distributed over these thirsty lands and
drank by them, and thus these now arid
hills and dales would be made to bud
and blossom as a garden. To do this is
such an undertaking as no corporation
would be likely to go into, and it ought
not to be left to private corporations.
It ought to be done by the State or gen
eral government. This water can be ta
ken from these streams long after it has
served the purpose of the miner and the
smelter, and be used for irrigation. It
would damage no one if three-fourths of
the water now running into the Platte
and the Arkansas was thus used. The
Platte is not navigable and the naviga
tion of the Arkansas is of but little use
to the world, and even the Missouri, be
low Sioux City, has ceased to be of any
importance to the commercial world.
So it would be putting these waters to
some useful purpose to turn them on to
this dry land ana allow it to be benefited
by the contact. The manner of accom
plishing this I will not now discuss.
But permit me to say to our Greenback
Antimonopoly Reform National friends
that here is a field on which they can
go before the country with an assurance
that the world will be benefited by the
results of their labors, in case they ac
complish the object. But the question
comes up, who will ever see the works?
and won the parties appointed to su
perintend it grow suddenly as rich as
the canal commissioners of New York?
or the cotton commissioners of the late
unpleasantness time? or some of our
•er, the
er, it is
none but honest men to office. Hav-
Indian agents? In case, however, the
new party should get into power, it is
presumable that they would appoint
ing digressed thus from our description
of the country for the benefit of the
great political public, let us return to
the case in hand.
Colorado Springs is 45 miles north of
Pueblo. It is situated on a high pla
teau of land as dry and arid as a gravel
bed could well be. Its soil, as deep
down as anyone has yet penetrated, is
gravel, some of it fine enough to be call
ed sand, consisting principally of granite
ground down to small particles. Noth
ing will grow therein except by irriga
tion. No drinking water is found there
all the water used for culinary and
drinking purposes is brought from
springs near the mountains, in wagons,
and sold out to the people at 20 cents
per barrel. Water for irrigation pur
poses is brought in a ditfh from some
stream around to the east of town, and
then through small ditches along both
sides of each street, and is run into the
yards where they desire to raise grass
or vegetables. Trees have been set out
along the streets, and the town presents
a very attractive apearance. It is from
this point that parties who visit Pike's
Peak, 17 miles west, or the Soda
Springs, at Manitou, 7 miles west or
IJthe Pass, two miles further on or the
Garden of the Gods, and Glen Eyre,
with the Devil's Punch Bowl, six miles
northwest and about two miles north
east of Manitou, start. There is also a
large amount of goods and many persons
shipped from here through ITtne Pass
to Leadville and South Park.
We stopped at Colorado Springs, and
here we found our former townspeople,
as follows: John C. Loomis, who is one
of the proprietors of (he Phelps House
Mrs. J. E. Loomis, Homccpathist Phy
sician, who keeps a sanitorium and
boarding house for her lady patients
Mrs. Asa Blood and two daughters: Mr.
Geo. Whait and family, Mr. Geo. King,
Chas. Boggs, and last but not least, our
former joker, C. W. Sturtcvant. Mr.
Sturtcvant informed ifs that he had
been here now two weeks and had not
seen the Garden of the Gods, or Mani
tou with its springs, or Glen Eyre. He
had seen Pike s Peak. He had seen it
because there it stood, its proud head
lifted above the timber line, capped
with snow, 14,400 feet above tide water,
and you could not look west without
seeing it. Charles Boggs had been to
to Manitou and the Garden of the Gods,
so I proposed that we take a team in
the morning and go over these places.
This was agreed to.
On the morning of July 4, with Chas.
as guide and driver, and Sturtcvant and
myself in the back scat, we left Colora
do Springs, and taking the north road
went out on to the plateau or table land
of the foot hills. From this point the
peak showed to better advantage, and
we had to stop, take our field-glass and
examine it. I will not attempt a de
scription of it. It cannot be described
in words it cannot be taken on a photo
graph plate no painter can delineate it.
The morning sun shining full upon its
face, and as revealed to us by the power
of a field-glass, it is useless to attempt
to describe it. Colorado Springs is about
5.400 feet above tide, and this 9,000 feet
above that, standing out above all the
surrounding peaks, grand with its bright
face reflecting back the sunlight its
mighty head crowned with snow its
granite walls in many places showing a
perpendicular front of a thousand feet,
with a bank of snow at the foot of the
wall fifty feet in depth and a thousand
feet in length all lighted up by the
bright rays of the sun on the morning
of the 4th of July, was a sight worth
the whole trip to see.
Our road lay the top of this tablc-
ior some four miles, as firm a road
as ever team passed over. As we were
going in a direction parallel to the face
of the peak, the shape and appearance
changed with every mile, and we had to
stop about as often, take out our glass
and examine the grand old mountain.
It is said that familiarity breeds con
tempt, but I pity the man with soul so
dead that he could ever look upon this
grand old mountain with contempt. At
last we came to the point in the road
where we descended to Glen Eyre.
Here we look down into the Garden of
the Gods. It is about 300 feet below us
our road runs along the side of the hill
making a steep, though not dangerous
descent into the valley. I confess that
when we started down the cliff it made
the blood tingle in the ends of my fin
gers and toes. But a short time sufficed
to restore the equilibrium of my circu
lation, and I began to take observa
This whole hill over which we had
been traveling is composed of gravel,
sand and a very small amount of loam.
The perpendicular height cannot be less
than 200 feet we had come over it some
four miles, and its extent was several
miles the other way. These |ebbles all
appear to have been worn, either by wa
ter or glaciers. In the valley we were
confronted by a wall of stone, standing
almost perpendicular, some 200 feet
high and about 20 feet thick. This wall
leans a little to the west, and is of a
gray color. West of that, a few rods, is
a wall of rock of a brick color, about as
high but thicker. Near these is the en
trance to Glen Eyre. A notice at the
gate informs us that these are private
grounds, and that we must not destroy
or allow our teams to destroy the shrub
bery. This property belongs to General
Palmer. He has a very fine residence
here, which he occupies only during a
portion of the summer season. We gath
ered some specimens of rock from the
brick-colored peaks. In this glen, that
is, these two walls, the gray and the red,
are the famous echo rocks. South of
them are two peaks, standing out like
sentinels, each over 100 feet high all
around them the rock has been worn
away. They stand up like two tall
From the west side of Glen Eyre we
saw a gulch or canon opening into the
mountain. We followed up about a mile
and came to a fall in the stream, over
which we could not climb. The water
had worn a basin, or bowl, into the
rocks from this we took a drink of wa
ter,—clear, cold, pure water,—and from
its edges I knocked off some pieces of
granite and brought away with me. Af
terwards we learned that this was the
famous Devil's Punch Bowl, aud that
from it was supplied all the drink to be
had in the Garden of the Gods. Sturtc
vant said that he had made better punch
than that many a time, and could again
if he had the ingredients.
After examining Glen Eyre to our
satisfaction, we returned and went into
the Garden of the Gods, through the
cast gate, between Cathedral rock and
some other whose name we did not
learn. This garden shows how wonder
fully water will wear stone, and in what
fantastic shapes it will frequently leave
them. Our ride through this place was
one of continual surprise. It is truly
wonderful to see how these rocks have
been worn in what curious shapes they
have been left. We passed out of the
garden at the south gate, between Bal
ance rock and another on the east side
of the road as high, but not poised on
so small a base.
The next placc we visited was the big
soda spring at Manitou. This is a curi
osity. On the south bank of the creek,
coming down through Uthe Canyon, and
about fifteen feet above the bed of the
creek, boils up a spring of cold, spark
glin water, clear as crystal, but so
strongly impregnated with soda and
other minerals as to foam and sparkle
in your glass like water from a soda
fountain, when drawn without syrup in
the glass. Its taste is very much the
same as soda water, only it is stronger
than that universally used. People say
that if bottled at the spring it will re
tain its properties for several days, and
if shaken much it will break the bottle,
if corked so tight that the cork will not
give way. The main traveled road is
right by this spring, and all stop to take
a drink of its waters. Another spring,
not so large but as strong of soda, is
about 20 rods distant from this one.
About half a mile southwest, and up
another canon is another spring, of
iron and soda combined, called the Iron
Uthe. We had to drink at each of these
to see which we liked the best
Following up Uthe Canyon about one
mile from the
soda spring, we enter
what is known as Uthe Pass. Here the
mountains come down to the stream, so
that there is not room for a road. But
the mining interests of South Park have
caused to be cut out of the rock along
this creek a roadway, which is now kept
in good condition, and over which is
hauled all the goods and material that
goes from Colorado Springs to Leadville
and its vicinity. We went up this pass
about one mile further, to Rainbow
Falls, and witnessed the spectacle of a
rainbow on the rocks about midway
down the fall. The water makes a pre
cipitate fall here of about 50 feet, and
is very rapjd above and below the falls.
The sight is pretty. The rocks here
overhang the roadway so that many per
sons, I am told, refuse to ride under
them they get out and walk by the
overhanging rocks. In case the rocks
should come down, I could not see how
a person would be safer on foot than in
a carriage.
After viewing the Pass and Falls to
our satisfaction, we returned to Mani
tou and stopped to again try the virtues
of the soda springs, and to give our
horses a chance to slake their thirst in
the mountain stream. We returned to
the city by way of old Colorado, or Col
orado City as it is called.
This is a town that was started at the
time of the Pike's Peak excitement, in
1858-9, but is now nearly deserted. It
is situated on the flat between Manitou
and Colorado Springs, and shows decay
and desertion. Our ride back to the
spring was one of no special interest it
was over a good road, very level, and
dusty from the travel that day of pleas
ure seekers who had gone over it. We
had to stop once on our way back to
take another view of the Peak. It had
lost none of its grandeur.
We returned to. the Phelps House,
where our friend Loomis soon had ready
for us a bountiful repast, which had to
answer for dinner ana supper. By the
time we were through our meal, it was
time to go to the train, and I took the
cars for Denver. The Mayor did not
jP. „at Colorado Springs with me,
but i round him ensconced at the Grand
Central at Denver, charmed with the
Capital city of this State and I am not
sure but we shall lose him from our
city and Denver will gain a first-class
Citizen and lawyer. JED LAKE.
Cooley and the Dubuque Republicans.
Dubuque Herald, July 14.
Dubuque county solid for Cooley."
Certainly, so far as the convention and
the delegates are concerned, because no
opposition was made to him. Thecoun
ty, as Judge Wilson says, had been
worked up in the interest of another,
which other was Cooley and so it was
deemed best to make no opposition.
But it Dubuque county solid for Cool
ey means that the Republicans of Du
buque county are solid for him, it is an
error, for a large portion of the Repub
licans of Dubuque do not want him all,
and oppose his nomination. In looking
over the proceedings of the county con
vention on Friday, it will be seen that
none of the names of the great body of
influential Dubuque Republicans ap
pear, that lot usually classed as Allison
men. The reader looks in vain for the
ames of such Republicans as W. B.
Allison, D. B. Hend
erson, O. P. Shiras,
Geo. Crane, J. M. Ballou, A. J. Yandu
zee, D. S. Wilson, Jacob Rich, D. E.
Lyon, II. G. Wullweber, W. L. Bradley,
W. P. Large. Jno. T. Hancock, G. L.
Torbert, D. C. Cram, Dr. E. A. Guilbert,
W. II. Torbert, It. M. McKinlay. John
The truth is, the Republican party of
Dubuque county is very far from being
solid for Cooley." The caucuses and
the convention haye been so manipula
ted that he has been able to secure a
solid delegation by carefully excluding
all those Republicans who are not
friendly to his aspirations. These men
think, in the first place, that he will not
be a strong candidate, in fact, that he
will be a weak candidate, and that if
nominated the Democrats, with a good
candidate, will carry the District and,
in the second place, his nomination is
regarded as inimical to the dominance
of their faction, and should he be elect
ed the offices will pass from their pos
session into the hands of such men as
M. S. ltobison, V. J. Williams, H. C.
Wheeler, and such like.
The Ilerald takes no part in this war
fare here, contenting itself with its us
ual role of the faithful historian. It
gives the facts on both sides so far as
it can, and for this reason when it is
said "Dubuque county is solid for Cool
ey," we wish the remark to be correct
ly understood, that it refers simply to
the delegation, and not to the Republi"
ean party.
A Trip to Minnesota.
The managers of the B., C. R. & N.
R'y, with their accustomed liberality
and enterprise, have under way a great
excursion to the points of interest in
Minnesota, which will leave this city
on the morning of the 29th of July,
reaching Minneapolis early the same
evening. The trip includes a thirty
mile ride on Lake Minnetonka, with its
islands in every way the equal of the
famous thousand isles of the St. Law
rence, a visit to Minnehaha and Ft.
Snelling, a ride on the beautiful little
steamer, Maggie Reaney, through the
famous Dalles of the St. Croix. A vis
it will also be paid to White Bear, the
Falls of St. Anthony, and the ruins of
the great mill explosion at Minneapo
lis, and to all the points of interest in
and around St. Paul. The tickets will
be good until August 10th, so that after
the excursion is over, Duluth, Lake Su
perior and Northern Pacific country
can be visited if desired, the tickets be
ing good to return on regular trains,
The round trip rate from Waterloo,
covering all these points, is only $9.80,
while on the same train a round trip
ticket to Minneapolis will be sold for
$7.80. We know of no trip in this
country that can compare with this in
interest, and believe that large numbers
from this city will take advantage of
this low rate.
Ample accommodation will be fur
nished so that a single individual or a
party of half a dozen or more can go
with just as much comfort as on regu
lar trains. Reduced hotel rates have
been secured and everything will be
done for the comfort ana enjoyment of
the party.
For further information, "The Sum
mer Resorts of Minnesota," programme
of excursion, etc., address
Ass't Gen'l T'k't Ag't,
Cedar Rapids, low:
The Tramp Nuisance.
The agricultural editor of the State
Register makes the following caustio
'/By intelligence from various ouar
ters, it is evident the tramps are aoouiT
to overrun the rural districts again.
The cities, armed with an efficient po
lice, have a comparative immunity from
their depredations. But the country is
exposed to their assaults and insults un
protected. Alarm is increasing. Cool
and determined men are preparing to
meet the emergency with desperate
means if nccessary. Farmers must
stay at home and protect their families
interests. Females must not be left
alone and unprotected. Property, and
especially anything they can appropri
ate, must be watched. There is but lit
tle danger of their burning or destroy
ing self-binding reapers in the fields, as
reported. The mass of them care noth
ing for labor, as they will not work ev
en at the best prices. They make no
special war on labor-saving machinery.
All they want is victuals and clothes,
which they propose to beg or steal.
Most of them go armed to frighten the
feeble or unprotected.
Band together, friends, and make the
necessary regulations to defend your
families and your property, and to re
dress your wrongs. Do nothing to car
ry their cases to court. Instead of try
ing their cases summarily in ten min
utes, it will drag through days and prob
ably weeks, and then you will be taxed
to pay costs and attorneys' fees on both'
sides. They may as well steal the prop
erty as to have it all taken in taxes to
pay costs.
The Words of a Friend.
West Union Gazette.
Several of the papers of the District
are inclined to be quite critical of Judge
Toman's course in reference to the can
didacy of Hon. D. N. Cooley. Whatev
er may be said of so determined a poli
cy as that pursued by the BULLETIN,no
one can question the honesty of pur
pose or the courage of its editor. Act
uated as he unquestionably is by thor
oughly conscientious motives, and en
tirely independent of any effect it may
have upon the candidate of Buchanan
county, what he says cannot but have a
good deal of weight with unprejudiced
readers. The Judge is fair, manly and
upright, and, were he disposed in self
defence to explain, woula be able to ad
vance abundant argument that could
scarcely be refuted. Then, besides,
there is no use disguising the fact that
a great many prominent Republicans,
in every county in the District, so cor
dially sympathize with the views utter
ed by the BITLLKTIN, as to create alarm
at what might be the consequences in
the event of Mr. Cooley's nomination.
Among the candidates named the mat
ter of ability is unquestioned, thus
leaving for consideration that of availa
bility. The convention owes to itself,
and the party of the District and the
nation, tnat their nominee possess, be
sides honesty and ability, that quality
of availability too often made a prere
quisite in choosing candidates. Pre
suming all to be ci^ual otherwise, the
delegates should be in condition to_ set
tle upon the one having the most likely
prospect of success before the people^
Those who arc to train the youth of a
Christian community, should cultivate
their higher nature—those capacities
for spiritual enlightenment, by which
the human characteristic^ is exalted to
higher views, holier aspirations, andr
a nobler self to wtty.
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