OCR Interpretation

The Salt Lake herald. [volume] (Salt Lake City [Utah]) 1870-1909, August 03, 1890, Image 2

Image and text provided by University of Utah, Marriott Library

Persistent link: https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn85058130/1890-08-03/ed-1/seq-2/

What is OCR?

Thumbnail for 2

o A1EllIA I
S t S 1
TVliere Indians Outnumber White i
People Three to One I
And the Manner in Which They are Pro
mnlgatcdHow Ircsident Changed
His Cabinet
BOLIVIA July 20 1890 Special corres
pondence of THK HERALD This interior
division of South America was originally
part of the qld Spanish province of Peru
and arrived at the dignity of a separate re
public through the efforts of the Venezue
lan liberator of tho continent Simon Bolivar
var andcence ite name Bolivia Since
Chill has taken off a corner of it tho republic
Chi 1S ton of f crner it
public now contains 52280 square leagues
malting it about twice as large as Prance
and three times a large as Spain A
nearly as can be approximated in a country
where the census is never taken and many
of the natives remain to this day uncounted
S its population is about two millions hardly
onefourth of which number aro whites
There are several varieties of native and
mixed races from the ciolos halfbreeds
and civilized Quichuas and Aymaras of La
Paz and other cities to tho still unconquered
aborigines that prowl about the upper
waters of tho Amazon Little is known of
these savage tribes beyond the fact that
they wear absolutely no clothing and lead
as nomadic lives a the Arabs of the des
ert So far they have resisted all attempts
to coax or corral them into the habits of
S civilization and until a recent period they
were extremely hostile to any white
people who passed their territory
either in boats by the river or
through the tangled forests The story
goes that their active hostility was checked
by an accident that happened In this wise
A few years ago when the Bolivian gov
ernment was making a sur 9 r of the Ma
deira river a camp was estaolished on the
bank of that stream near its celebrated falls
Soon after its location one of the men came
down with smallpox and of course he was
immediately isolated from the rest of the
party a hut having been built for him half
a mile farther into the forest Though
carefully attended by tho camp physician
recovery was imnosiblc and ono dav while
the good doctor was bending over his dy
ing patient the hut door was suddenly
darkened by half a dozen naked denizens
of the woods bent on deadly mischief
The physician managed t escape but the
sufferer was assisted in his exit from this
world by the thrust of a wooden spear and
the Indians carried of In triumph his gar
ments bed and everything portable about
the hut They carried off even more than
they were aware of i the shape of the
white mans most dreaded diseaseand soon
S nearly the whole tribe died of black small
pox Tho survivors regarded the occur
rence as a direct punishment from tho
Great Spirit and have since let the pale
faces religiously alone
These savages and others that inhabit I
the almost unknown Amazonian frontiers
of Peru and Bolivia kill their game with I
tiny poisoned arrows blown through reed
guns ten or twelve feet long The arrows
are made of a species of ironwood or
tipped with a bit of flint poisoned at the
point Strange t say though the merest
scratch of one of these arrows causes death
in less time than it takes to tell it the flesh
of the anima killed thereby can be eaten
with impunity a the poison acts only
through the blood producing paralysis and
instantaneous death but is comparatively
harmless when taken into tho stomach
South American Indians kill more birds
tapirs jaguars and even larger animals
with the blowgun than the most expert
hunters of other lands can bring down
with the bet rifles and when these pois
oned stick become weapons of warfare
they are more to be dreaded than grape and
canister The deadly weapons are perfectly
noiseless and can be distinguished among
the dense foliage when in the hands of 1
savage perched like a monkey in the
branches of a tree
The secret of the poison has never been
revee i being kept within the know
ledge of a few medicine men of each
tribe and handed down from the father to
the son Sir Robert Thornburg who has
4 made poisons a life study says that it is
probably distilled from the sap of the
strgchnos toxlfcro a shrub resembling that
which supplies the Qaker button of com
merce from which strychnine is made
Others assert that it i taken from the
poison glands of venomous serpants More
terrible stLl t contemplate is the possi
bility that it is > derived from tho putrefac
tion of human corpses A recent writer
states that the dead bodies after a battle
and often those of prisoners taken in war
are devoted t this diabolical purpose be
S ing stuck full of arrow points and left in
the sun for weeks or months until the
flesh is all decayed and the arrows tho
roughly saturated in putrefaction After
being subjected t that process even those
who prepare the arrows must handle them
i with the greatest caution a the slightest
puncture or craze of the skin means quick
I and horrible death by a poison for whicn
there is no antidote Instances are known
I where arrows of this sort which have lain
for many years in museums have killed
I those who carelessly handled them
I Scarcely onefourth of Bolivias area is
under cultivation a largo portion of it
I being occupied by skypiercing mountains
The great Andean system that extends
from Panama to Patapronia here divides
into two distinct ranges that running
nearest the sea having but few peaks of
extraordinary height while the caster
I range known as the Cordillera R
Royal mountains a name well deserved
divides again into five separate parallel
chains extending north and south All the
principal peaks as well a tho various
ranges bear local names of a jawbreakin
character with most of which I need not
S trouble you
Tho third range counting from the sea
S Is called the Portugalate and in it are some
famous silver mines and a considerable
town all of the same name Potosi wit
S Us exhaustless treasures of cold and silver I
IB j also among these mountains and ChoralS
S quo a peak nearly twenty thousand feet
high Near Potosi tho great Cordiller
Real scatters on into four minor ranges
the first three of them
frt spreading out near
the centre of the republic and surrounding
i the fertile valley of Cochabamba Farther
northward these four parallel rows of
k mountains reunite with the main range
from what known as the Nudade Cocha
bamba Thence they all run on tojretherin
five unbroken lines away up to Cuzco in
central Peru a distance of more than seven
hundred mile and all the way north from
r Cocbabamba thu mountains aro constantly
r corcred with ico and snow
In this republic the Andes present their
DOst Weak and forbidding aspect as well
is their grandest views Between La Paz
I nd Soratn there are more than a hundred
peaks among the highest of which are
human over vUfetl and Uliyapa I
which attains an altitude of 27GSO feet
Though Sucro or Chuquisaca is the real
apitnl of Bolivia a incorporated in the
Qbtitution by the first Republican Con
I cress the constitution also says that con
S a gress may bo called cither at La Paz or
Orr according t time exigencies of the
S clion Sucr is situated exactly In the 1
renter of Bolivia 197 leagues from La
Pas The legislative power is composed
sf two houses senate and chamber of dnp I
titles They convene but once a year the
Drdinary length of a cession being sixty
days There i supposed t be ono deputy
for every 40000 peorle as nearly as tho
I number of inhabitants is known Each
Jepartuient of Bolivia sends the senators
VS a department being about the same a a
t State in the United States Every depart
ment is divided into three provinces and
inch province has a capital city Iu each
1 3f these capitals resides a municipal gov
rnor assisted by a local prefect whose
m office corresponds somewhat t that of tho
S nayor Both prefects and governors arc
I tupposed to be elected directly by the peo
so but often happens that the president
I Sleds men who are bound t serve him
wan tnougb ho has t send down strangers
i S j rom the federal capital
The executive power is most emphatic
ally in the hands of tho president The j
constitution sas tlmf fib snoll btTfelectcd
by tho people but that myth is even more
a delusion here than In most republics
That venerable document which professes
to be modeled after the constitution of the
UnteI States of North America also says
thatto be eligible a presidential candidate
must beborn la the country but doss not
specify whether of Indfan Cholo Spanish
or mongrel parentagc andif there arat > yp
or three candidates in tho Held whose
claims cannot be decided by vox populi
congress shall settle the matter by its V t
The trntli is however that should suchan
emergency arise the adherents of each
party would got up a revolution against the
thera and tho candidate who could com
mand the most money J and consequently
the most men would seat himselfwhatever
congress niigntfhavo say aboutit
Since a things political are controlled
oy tlielcading few there is rarely but one
candidate in the lcd his election is a fore
gone conclusion and except by means of
evolution the people have no means of
oice in tho matt A president is elected
I for four years and cannot legally serve
two consecutive terms but in this part of
ho world where might is right a presi
I dent may succeed himself for an indefinite
period > as long a ho can maintain control
of the army On the othervhand it some
times occurs that two or three revolution
ary leaders make themselves presidents
during the term allotted to one man andit
is not impossible that the president encum
bent who ha yet more than half his term
to serve may soon be ousted by tho rebel
leader General Camacho who is now
at arms against him That was a wise
resident in the past who having learned
that his cabinet were conspiring with cer
tain revolutionists for his overthrow gave
Igrand state dinner to which they were all
invite together with several leading
malcontents In the midst of the banquet
in stalked a squad of soldiers and at a
given signal each shot his man so that on
the morrow a new cabinet had to be appointed
No matter what congress may legislate
nothing becomes a law without the presi
dents signature According to the revised
constitution capital punishment has been
abolished except for two crimes assassina
tion or rebellion against the government
Though the barbarism of hanging up men
br the neck until they are dead is not perpetrated
petrated here they are shot as traitors on
the slightest pretext if inclined to differ
with tho powers that be That blessed f a
le the constitution also says that there
can be no confiscation of property for any
offense that letters are inviolate guaran
tees civil liberty and equal rights t all and
invites the people of all nationsto come to
Bolivia and be happy
There can be no such thing as equal
rights in a county where threefourths of
the population are keptin subjection by
ho remainder After the struggle of 1825
human slavery was abolished i a the
South American Republics but that men
and women are bought and sold today may
be inferred from an advertisement in alate
Bulgarian panel t the effect that a cia
chona plantation was to be disposed of at
public auction and among other goods and
chattels enumerated lor sale t the highest
bidder wore 180 peons or Indian laborers
The civilized Indians of this country especially
pecially those located on the vast estates
are slaves to a intents and purposes a
much as were negroes in the United States
antilbellum days For constant and ardu
ous labor they receive the merest pittance
barely enough to keep soul ind body to
gether and if one of tnem has the temerity
to rebel the whip is brought into requisi
tion until he is thoroughly subdued Most
of them were born t their present condi
ton their parents and grandparents hay
ing gotten into debt with the owner of the
estate and given himself that is the labor
of his hands a security for payment
Once in debt thero is no getting out of it
with the scanty wages an Indian receives
So he takes the woman who would be his
wife i he ever had money enough to pay
the marriage fee and goes t live in a cane
or adobe but near the scene of his labors
Their children grow up around them in due
time taking their places in tho Jields the
mines or as house servants and aU are
known as Senor soandsos p ons Taus it
goes on from generation t generation
neither debtor nor creditor master nor
man showing any desire to change his relations
ations towards one another
There are some wise laws as well as foolIsh
ish ones i that constitution and among
the former is one that prohibits interfer
enc with any useful industry another
which gives to every inventor the exclusive
right t ube his own invention unless he
wishes to sell it for a period of fifteen
years Everybody who introduces now
machinery for example like the smelting
work and diamond drill of the young Bos
tonian who owns the Empresa Titicaca
gets the exclusive privilege of working
hem from three t ten years according to
the amount of capital invest
Whenever the Bolivian congress passes
a new law or the president issues an edict
it is published in the official newspaper al
though the vast majority of the populatio
never sees it and could not read it if they
did When there is occasion for special
hate in the matter a regiment of soldiers
i sent out preceded by u band who stop
at every street cornerwhere the command
ing officer proclaims the law inaloud voice
This is no field for missionaries though
in all Bolivia there is not a Protestant
church The Jesuits who have been ban
ished from nearly all civilized lands are
welcomed here They are nov building a
splendid monastery at La Paz and one of
their number is a cabinet minister
After South America gained her inde
pendence from Spain and tho republics
were being mapped out Bolivia was given
a little strip of land between Chili and Peru
in order that she being inland might have
a pathway to the sea I lay between the
23d and 25th parallels and was recognized
as belonging to Bolivia on all the maps of
Chi as well a those of other countries
It was 0 barren and waterless desert sup
posed to be worthless in every respect
until some years ago rich deposits of silver
and nitrate of soda were discovered therein
When this became known Chili suddenly
ascertained that under some ancient grant
this strip of land belonged t her and she
kindly offered to divide it with Bolivia but
in such a way that all the silver and nitrate
were left on Chilis side Of course
Bolivia resisted and having a treaty of
offence and defence with Peru she called
upon the latter nation to assist in the de
fence of her rights This was the real
cause of the late disastrous war which
took away all Bolivias sea coast and utter
ly ruined Peru Chilis ostensible excuse
for her part in it was that Bolivia charged
too mncli export duty on nitrate 10 cents
per hundred weight but now that
Chill has secured the territory
SlJTi per hundred weight is
charged for export duty at the same place
I No treaty of peace has yet been made be
tween Chili and Bolivia I is believed by
I some that the former will restore thestolen
I territory i the treaty i made but it is more
S probable that tho aggressive little southern
j i republic which has ro back country t
boast of but extends a long and narrow
strip between tho mountains and the sea
will march up here somo day and gobble all
the rest of Bolivia a
As to Bolivias credit it is not to be
wondered at that her currency is below
par aud tho country so poor when we re
I member that President Arco owes to the
I national bank 1000100 his predecessor
owes it another million and a number of
i tho present cabinet owe hal a million more
An examination a prescribed by law of
teachers for tho public school of bait
Lake city will bo held at the Twelfth dis
trict schoolhouse bcjriunine Thursda
UA 1 ISJO at 0 oelook a in All appli
I cants for positions In the public schools are
requested to file their applications with the
clerk of tho board previous to their exam
I ination Applicants also who are entitled
by law to thirdgrade certificates without
examination arc expected to appear for ex
amination in order to facilitate the boards
selection of teachers
Chairman of Uoard of Examiners
Wholesale chants Liquor Dealers and Cigar Mer
i The wellknown caterers have everything
that makes up a firstclass refreshment
housecakes pastries candies drinks
fruits ie cream et Weddmtj cakes and
i ornaments a specialty Hot lunch from
112m till 4 nm
I ExaihAne ourimwstockof Summer Neck
wear jusc arnveil I
1A1TTrnny MIn Co
1 1 1tt Main St
Sealed proposals will bo received by the
dersifjiicd up to Attest 5 SOOt for the
I furuishin of workmanship and
materials for tho foundations an
t baser t work of tho sixstory
and basement brick and stone office
i I building to bo erected on the north
west corner of West Temple and Second
l South streets Salt Lak oiiy U tab accord
ing to the plans and specifications prepared
I by Mendelssohn Fisher Lavno aryhl
l i tects Said pluns l and speoFricatiohs can bo
f 4 scott at the dulce of tho owners Messrs
Kelsey and Gillaspe < t West Second
South Right is reserved to rejectanyor
I l bids S
1t4t f
1 I r11 T
l Qn 2230
Yoh can get a suit made to order from our
home niiido cassiioorcs at John C Cutler
Bro 1029 south West IVaiplo street
opposite Grants surges 1 +
Fire and Life Instance
110 filing eti alt Lake Cty
The Oldest Residents in USe Ral Estate
Business i 1
in r
7 4 h
5 1 jJ
n 1 f r
> 4 HHm
1 Now that its manufacturers are drawing the attention of
the American public to thisjirst andever since its invention
the best of all cocoasit will soon be appreciated here as well
i as elsewhere all over the world All that the manufactur
ers request is simply one tvifllt or still better a compara
tive test with whatever other cocoa it may be then VAN
HOUTENS COCOA itself will convince every one of its great
I superiority It is because of this superiority that the
English paper Health says Once tried always used
CpToavoid tho evil effects of Tea and Coffee uso constantly VAN HOOTERS COCOA
yh1chjsz STrEGrIE ERofth NERVE I rcfrhim and sbeTBrast5 5 2
F CNSC r t HtH
Insue To day To morrow May Be Too LateJ
r m r 1
ASSETS om 2272860
O oer8
JAMES SHARP VicePresident
W J BATEMAN Asst Secretary
nsuraneeCo r
Cash Capita 100000
HEUER J GRANT VlcePresldaat
Mer J Grant S Co General Agents Herald Bnilfllng
S I nt o W nciiIAi5ei Co 0 I 1
IP 4 2 72 Main St Salt Lake City I
d 1 I
V1 oX1 Reoi
t t S
< o o CQr s I
4J J g g
CQs g I
Ei S >
4 ° I
5 c s H ooI S < Ui
CD < J
o S
A CD 00
H > S te CDP Toys and Novelties I
Standard Books Novels Histor ie
I Travels Health Publications Church
Works School Books Magazines Periodical
The IuterloulltaiuAbstract
CAPITAL = = 100000
We are Prepared to furnish Complete Abstracts on all Real Estate in Salt Lake Co
Office 232 Main Street Under Bank of Salt Lake
I <
C Gc1Tr
S a1J O
Including1 man lines branches and extensions East and West of the
Missouri River The Direct Routo t and from Chicago JoUet Ottawa
Poorla Ls SaUe Molina Bock Island in ILLINOIS Davonport Muscatlne
Ottumwa Oalcalooaa DosMoineaAVintersot Audubon Harnn and Council
Bluffs in IOWA 2alnneatioii3 and Bt Paul In ailKNESQTA Watortown
and Sioux Falls in DAKOTA Cameron St Joseph and Kansas City in
MISSOtrBIoxnaba Fairbury and Nelson in NEBRASKAHoron Topeka 1
Hutchinson Vic1t Beloia Ablcna Cclduol in KSASPana
Croo Kingfisher Fort Eeno in the mIN TEBTORYzd Colorado
Springs Denver Pueblo in COLORADO FREE Reclining Chair Cars to
and from Guicigro Caldwel Sutcliinaon and Dodgo City and Palace Sleep
ing Cars between Chicago Wichita and Hutchinson Travorsea now and
vnst area of rIch farming and grazing1 lands affording tho best facllitiou
of intercommunication to all towns and cities east and wedt northwest
and couthwesi of Chicago andPacino and transoceanic Seaports
Leading all competitors in splendor of equipment coolwell ventilated and
froo frqm dUEt Through Coaches Pullman Sleepova PEES Reclining
Chair Cars and oas t of Missoxui Rlvor DIning Car Daily between Chicago
Dos Monies Council Bluffs and Omaha vith Freo Reclining Chair Car to
North Platto Nab and botroou Chicago and Colorado Springs Denver
and Puoblo via St Joseph or Kansas Cito rnd Topeka Splendid Dining
Hotels furnioliing raoala at seasonable nours west of Missouri River
California Excursions daily with CHOICE OF ROUTES t d tom Salt
Lato Ogden Portland Lbs Anole and San Francisco The DIRECT
LINE to and from Pitnc Peak Manitou Garden of the GOd the Sanitari
ums and Scenic Grandeurs of Colorado
Solid Express Traina daily between Chicago and Minneapolis and St Paul
with THROUGH Reclining1 Chair Carj PR2C1 to and from thoso points ana
Kansas Citv Thou h Chair Car nd Slospor between Peoria Spirit Lake
and Bious Falls via Sock Island the Favorite Line to Pipestone Water
town Grounds Sioux of the Fulls Northwest and the Summer Resorts and Hunting and Fishing
travol ttotYeon Cincinnati Indianapolis Lafayette and Council Bluffs at
Joseph Atchlnon Lrivonworth Hansrj Cicy Minneapolis and St Paul
For Tickets Uaps Folders or desired Information apply to any Ticket
Office in tho Unteca States or Canada or adtLemu
1 General IfcnagGr CHICAGO II JL Qoal Ticket Pa Ag t
Elegant Dining Cars between Denver and Chicago
Seventy Miles of Grandeur and
S Novelty
From Salt Lake to Salt Lake by Way of the
Park Brighton liiito Mary Alt I
and Granite
From dumb winter to spring
In one wonderful hour
From Ncwulai wit wing
To creation hi llowor
December at morning
Tossing vilil in his might
A June WIthout warning
And blown roses at night
I thought of these lines as I lay on a snow
bank twenty feet thick the other day and
plucked bunches of the yellowest butter
cups from the soil alongside the snow
That sounds vcryjikea paradox I know
but no more paradoxical than that this bank
of snow lay and still lies only thirty miles
from Salt Lake and a good deal less than
that a the crow flies and that our party
crossed over it on a boiling day in the last
of July when you in the city were gasping
for air gulping iced tea or sitting at your
lunches under those newfangled electric
Yet It is all gospel truth and you or any
of your uweltoriiig friends can pass through
it and bathe in all the glory of it as we
did simply by purchasing a ticket over
that realm of the marvelous which Tom
Mackintosh and Mr Bennett have united
i calling The Tourists Circle
That is all for
not at al a satisfactory name
i t my way of thinking After one has
been over it his mind involuntarily gropes
out towards The Garden of the Gods
The Home of the Winds The Eagles
Eerie Abode 01 some other kindred title
Besides it is no more especially the
tourists route than the bankers the
merchants the bookkeepers or the real
estate mans indeed the future of tile
circle and it is sure to be a great one I
will be made by those very classes in this
very city when they come t know that
within three hours from their office doors
liesia hottest July or Augusta minia
ture Switzerland with its mountain lanes
its sighing pines its eternal snows and its
air of blended May and October
The Tourists Circle is described by
taking the new Utah Central railroad and
running Parleys canyon thirty miles to
Park City thence over the tops of the
mountains by tram and wagon eight miles
t Brighton thence over more mountains
three miles by horse to Alta thence down
Little Cottonwood by tram twelve miles t
Granite thence by Rio Grande Western
rail eighteen miles to Salt Lake in all a
tour of about seventy miles and in all
crowding into seventy miles more grandeur
novelty and varely than one could conjure
up out of any oiuer 400 miles of travel he
could lay out for himself The richest sub
urban land of all Utah the district where
the boom struck first and lingered longest
is that through which the first stcps of the
Utah Central are taken Past Liberty
Park through Lincoln Park Grand View
along thecanal banks through Sugarhouse
in tie midst of fields of grain orchards
and verdure one finds a constant I
source of delight in gazing
doUgbt lzing upon
the prospect and inhaling the early morn
ing breath from the fields as he is whirled
through it The mouth of Parleys ca on
is i entered at eight or ten miles from the
city and the historic spot is passed where
the pioneers stood fortythree years ago
and drank in their first view of their fair
promised land Then the climb is all up
and upward Occasional stops are made to
let those off who have come out to spend
the day at such places as Mountain Dell
the Mountain Resort Hardys the Scenic
Resort Kimballs Park hotel and Snyder
vie all of which aro on the line of the
road and all of which are heavily patron I
ized by those who like our party were i
fleeing from tao heat of the city The en
gine finishes its climbing feat and a
mighty one it isat the summit and
looking back it is enough t make one dizzy
to see the snakelike windings the train
has pursued the precipices that have
yawned under it and the huge bridges
it has spanned But once on the
summit and it is all a rattle and a buzz till
the train pulls up in Park City the grade
is u stiff a decline as that on the other side
was an incline and the engineers main
duty now is to keep the cars back of him
from crowding him to perdition
We left Salt Lake at 730 am and 10
oclock finds us landed in the famous home
of the Ontario where silver and Craig
Chambers are king The schedule com
prehends our jumping into carriages here
and being borne over the hills to Brigh
tons but the size of our party numbering
sixteen and the fact tha it included two o
the big candidates at the February election
several newspaper men one or two ac
tresses an actor u theatrical mana
ger a mixologist and several charm
ing young society belles has caused
Tom Mackintosh Jo Youne who receive
us at the Parkto arrange with Mr Withe
of the Crescent t run a special train of
tram cars up to the mines with our par ty a
passengers and the wagons are sent on to
wait for us ahead
as the showman says is alone worth ten
times the price of admission Starting from
the foot of Park Citys Main street the
puffing snorting train of box cars with im
provised seat goes up the mountain Bide
winding winding and all the time grad
ually ascending till after an hours hard
panting the engine pauses beside a water
tank and allows you to gaze upon such 1 far
away world of hills and dales spread out at
your feet that your mind involuntarily
turns to what Satan must have shown time
Son of Man from the top of that far off
mountain when he bade him fall down and
worship Such sight is witnessed by the
aeronaut not often by any one else Still
upward and upward wo went our path
taken through vast fields of the most gor
geous wild flowers of colors scents and
varieties that sent up ecstatic cries of ad
miration and wonder from tho fair occu
pants of the box cars Wild roses daises
columbines buttercups wild peas and an
expanse of blue bells red bell and un
known white purple and yellow flowers
in profusion almost bewildering Tho
Crescent mine is reached at last just as the
whistle in the engine house blows for noon
and tho yellow earthbegrimed minors
come pouring up from the shaft to go to the
diningroom But wo have no Orescent
stockour sympathies arc mostly Ap x
and wo dOlot linger there but taking a
farewell of Mr Withey with a shout of
thanks for his courtesy we clamber into
the wagons there held in waiting
by a prince of drivers and mountaineer
Lawrence Kunball and once more com
mence our drive towards Brighton Wo
have como five miles bv the train and still
have three to go before dinner Thoso
three we go over as only those who hmo
fasted long and who see dinner in sight can
go tho ride is a diriup ono over the moun
tain roads and the immense altitude
which wo aro traveling sono nine thousaud
feet rentiers tho air ao noon day cool uud
is descended upon at last out of a great I
grove of pines andquakingasps Tnis beau
tiful resort o slice of Alpine scenery i
transplanted in America has been written
about so much and viewed by so many that
shall hurry past it only saying i i you
want more of it it is there and to be had
for tho asking It is in a great cup in the
tops of tho mountains and the row of
board cottages that make up the
hotel stands at the edge p of a
grassy plat large enough for two
baseball grounds the plat terminates in
the beautiful sheet of water known as Sil
vcr lake and the other shore of the lake is
a huge mountaincovered with pinesand tho
reflections they cast in the dark bosom of
tho water are so great so beauti
ful so calm and Toposoful that
oho could seemingly sit forever and gaze
upon them The whole vale i circled
with pines and quakingaspsand standing in
its centtev ono could fancy himself in a huge
amp1itle tre of nature with the receding
rows of trees forming the myriads of seats
that ran up to the top The air here is ever
dreamy mire and calm the nights so cool
that the hotel guests cluster around the
parlor stove every evening and if it ii too
crowded there they repair to tho kitchen
Think of it ye toilets in town The time
3uiy r and the scene but thirty miles from
your doorsl Fifty people sat down at the
tables the cay our hungry band arrived
There was trout the lake abounds with
them though it takes a crack fisherman
like my friund Burton Wells or Spencer to
inveigle them to the surface cream that
falls with n thud nnd a slosh into your
coffee milk and butter galore hot biscuit
and potatoes What more would the gods
require i served in amplitude and mine
host Brighton and his worthy dauio ideal
and hospitable Scots who 1ael never yet
had it laid to their door that the larder gave
outbeloro the next express arrived from
From Brightons two choices confront
you You may cither push on by horse
back over th picturesque threemile trail
to Alta catch tho tram down to Granite
and come home on the Rio Grande at night
fall thus completing the circle wham
twelve hour or you may rest all night at
Brightons breakfast there next morning
then strike away from tho circle on a tan
gent to the south to Lake Mary and reach
Alta in time for tho afternoon tram hay
ing traveled two miles farther and it is
true over a rather rugged road but having
seen what isu thousand fold recompense
the calm and magnificent grandeur of
Marys lake Our party divided in its
choice some pushed on to make the circle
within the day the remainder nine in all
staid over at Brightons underwent the
luxury of sleeping under blankets and
quilts in midsuinrapij and mounted on nine
popies next morning scaled tho heights in
the direction
With this party I cast my lot and never
was a choice more fully rewarded Who
first gave the name of rnryl to the dark
blue body of water that lies so still in the
tops of those peaks Iam unaware it
may have come from the thought of
the beautiful Scottish queen it recalls the
dark robed pictures of that calm and tran
quil beauty and I would not be surprised
if the christener had Mary Stuart in his
mind when he bestowed his title You
must see Marys lake with t rockribbed
shore its stony islet its surrounding
peaks its fringe of pines and its great
dark unruffled bosom of infinite calm to
feel what we felt as we gazed upon it
Something of its tranquil seems
t reach out t and impart itself to
the mind of him who look upon i
and oyer one as he gazes steals the memory
of the beautiful words of Longfellow
And the nlcht shall be filled with musio
And the cuios that infest tho dav
Shall fold their tents like the Arab
And as silently steal away
Our painters the best of them Lam
bourne Ottinger and Culmer I think have
transferred some of the beauty of Afarys
lake to canvass but Michael Angelo him
self could not givo an adequate idea of
what that beauty really is and no one
could really sense it who has not stood
upon its banks ana surveyed it for him
selfAfer leaving Lake Mary it is all a pro
digious climb through a region so rugged
that one might almost imagine he was the
first of his kinu to travel it Lake Martha
and Lake Catherine two smaller bodies of
water than Like Mary lie in the steppes
abova it and both have loveliness of their
ownbut not like unto that of Mary
Climbing on past Catherine and you come
to the summit of the divide within a few
feet oi the highest peaks that wo may be
hold to the southeast t of < s the city and a
point from which commences the three
notable cailons American Fork Big Cot
tonwood and Little Cottonwood From
where we pause to rest our ponies we can
gaze far away to tho blue mountains above
Ogdensee the range beyond Kamas and
that on the west of Salt Lake valley It is
here that a tremendous snow bank almost
bars the way and the noonday sun that
beats upon it only causes a small trickling
stream to leave it and fall into tho lake
below The thawing process only goes on
a few hours each day and before tho size
of the big pile is appreciably reduced the
snows of another winter upon it again
As fast a the snow molts out of the black
soil springs a myriad of the richest and
most delicate buttercups whoso yellow
color forms the strangest sort of marginal
fringe to the bank ot snow
Another hourof riding this time down
steep declivities brings us to Alta the
home of the Emma and the Flagstaff
mines and the region of tho terrible snow
slide a littfo spot where more lives have
been lost theuiountain avalanches than
in the whole offUtahs mountain ranges be
sides But the town is dead and silent
enough today only a few men resting
about the main store of the place Tucker
Wallaces the population all being at
work in the tunnels and shafts of the mines
that dot every hillside within reach of the
eye Down tho tram to Granite with Mr
King who has tho line under lease is one
of the most exhilarating experiences of the
trip the car is lot loose a safety brake at
tached and whirled down the grade
with 0 velocity that makes you long to
burst forth into a good old Porter Rock
well yell Granite gained and we find the
train gone but the time we obtain allows
us to visit the fairy grottos where Summy
Turn and Mrs Spencer Mrs Rossiter and
Mrs Thatchers lovely nooks are situated
and therein cool grot to lave the outer
and refresh the inner man Mr King
sends his tram car with us from Granite to
Bingham Junction the descent being so
rapid that no motive power is needed and
down wo como whizzing for ten miles
through fields and past farm houses whose
occupants come out and stare in open
mouthed wonder at the latest wonderful
achievement in electricity At Bingham
Junction we are civilization once moro
We fling ourselves into the luxurious re
dicing chairs pf Mr Bennetts new broad
guage coaches and are whirled into tho I
city we had left thirtysix hours before
exhausted from sheer enjoyment
Touring tho tourists circlo is the event
of a lifetime to have accomplished it one
feels that he bus at lust been face to face
with nature and to have accomplished it
as wo did was giving liberal education to
tho soul GAX
A sweep of smoke a thuntlpr roll
A scream thai iliool the orglca nest
A glJUt under minis Ooatrnl
I dashed acioss the < teseit C5t
Tho wild dogs anti tho vitfchim tripe
Like drhcu dust blIote it thn
The wreath of kirika tho sin It of tribeS
It bcro to lamia they novik know
Tho golden grain beside i sprang
The loounuiiis opened up their stores
Ant like tiuj suurl ot muMc ring
The cnildrentiftict on happy floors
Oh brethren pf Iho moving flame
Tho world imilflunted chivalry
You bear no icntt r Mifnco you came
Tho uic cigoof the brave miami free
When over Jozm Siberian plains
The lituai M pours its 131 inR ray
Irom theIr chains
DesjatrJns cSipllw IrO tU clns
May Iiitf to Pcct a brighter day
Speed on speed on tU earth has found
That justice choipor Is then war
Till labor tioiiijiii With wutotn crowned
Shall ho moro potent than a czar
RICP5n x Utah
A Liberal Workingman on the
Two Tickets Now Up
The Worklngmcn Have a Good Ticket and Ono
That They Should bo Proud v
to Vote
Our workingmen as well as honest Lib
erals should know something of the ticket
put forth by the Alta club and Free Ma
sonic tribes especially when those immac
ulate crews try to belittle the working
mens honest ticket
It is evident that the manipulators of tho
Liberal party are narrow indiscriminating
and poor judges of men
I see that Professor C E len is put
up county clerk Who is this fellow
and on what meat is ho fed that ho should
be held up before the public and offered
every lucrative position 1 What ho pro
fessor of j He was simply a common teacher
in a onehorse academy Ho left that and
went a cattle herding That was too much
for him and ho managed to have something
to do with mines and bunked at Bingham
By a certain political arrangement Of vot
ing districts is was made possible that his
ilk could be returned to the legislature
He lived at Bingham but was voted in
chiefly by part of this city His pet was
free schools He is no man of any party
is of small calibre of brain but pugnacious
as a bulldog Yet he often tells his au
dience that he is not carnaptious or fond
of rangling Well this unevenshouldered
strapper has heaped upon so many offices
that he has trouble to stand up under them
Some men arc born great some acquire
greatness while others have greatness
thrust upon them I
Ho was clerk of the Liberal committee
I succeeding Hyams He was clerk of the
Liberal county committee He was chief
registrar for Salt Lake county and thus
like his predecessor associates Clute and
Hyams and others is worked into a candi
date He was president of a ward Liberal
club in this city and now is president of
the Young Mens Christian association I
forget how many more offices he held
Aint he a big fellow A man of very or
dinary capacity nevertheless His great
gifts aro cheek and ambitionjust the
things for a pedagogue and tricky politi
cian Lord what fools we mortals be I
Cant wo make him something more He
is ambitious for a more prominent position
How do I know1 Why look at the bid he
gave when he accepted the nomination for
clerk of the county According to the Trib
uncs report and that delectable paper
never lies Ihe said uhe should be excused
fors landing there with pride in his hart
etc etc but further remarked But
back of this county fight there is a greater
one which wo must win and that is the
election of a delegate to represent us in
Congress Let Weber and Salt Lake join
with Summit counties and no power can
shut us me out of the Congress of the
United States What do you think of
that for a covert sly bid for delegate
Dont you see it Of course any man with
half an eye can read between the lines that
he wants to bo that candidate f < r delegate
It was altogether out of place to speak on
that subject when accepting the clerks
nomination but the wish was father to
the thought WorKinfrmen vote him out
and perhaps his ambition will cool Are
there no persons jn the city that can lill
offices that ProfessorAllen must have so
many thrust upon him
Fergus Ferguson was born here and is a
youngman of character education and abil
ity superior to the many named professor
He XvillserVo the public well and he de
serves Our vote While he went hand and
glove with the corruot Liberal com
mittee until he could stand their
fraud no longer he was a
good straight man But because he es
poused the honest workingmens cause the
scrubs of the Tribune assail him in a
cowardly vicious manner Like boys that
at last fall out the meanest and most
vicious calls out rogue and tells the secrets
that yon fellow told him I venture to say
that the telltale gossip that the iVttwiie
vomits is not half true What could be
meaner than a man to tell the secrets ot his
companion because ho simply fell out and
add thereto I But the slander and scanual
of Fergusons detractor are a grand recom
mendation and every honest workingman
and Liberal will vote for him and put him
in office
But what shall I say of Henry Page for
recorder Ho is also a multipleoffice
holder a chronic officeholder that couldnt
make a living at his homo Ho was a regis
trar and used that office to secure his nomi
rfation though Powers helped the lame
dog over the style in his sly way Tue
Trlbunz parades this Paso as a runner al
though he didnt fit mid Siegel nor
roide wii Sheridan by jabers he
will run this time to Salt river How many
offices are written on this Page and yet
he wants more like Oliver Twist A man
of less capacity for the position the party
could not have selected His own party
especially the honest thinking men are
disgusted with the mean tricky trick of the
trickster Powers to have Page nominated
I am clad ho plnyecl time trick for ho is
playqd out with hundreds of them 1 have
heard many of the party denounce him but
give Powers and his kind rape enqugh and
theyll hang themselves
The worklngmen will turn over that page
and work a now leaf by voting for John H
Rumel ir I refrain from comparing the
two candidates would bo like comparing
n copper penny Page with a stiver 5U cent
piece Rumel is acknowledged by all to bo
n superior honest capable man raised In
Utah and knows everybody worth knowing
and his sisters cousins and aunts
But Usha avroh who is Walter Mur
phy J Whin did ho cum over I Has he been
hero long enough to vote Oh sure and
hes the fella that shpoko at the school
champaino on matters he knows notbin
about Sure and he forgits the
hedge schools of the ould sod
Will our workingmoa who have fought the
battles here put in a joshing Hire that who
is hardly hc elonK enough hnowtuo
names of the streets Ill bet a murphy
and give me tim first bite that ho will bo
dropped like a hot murphy
But what of the sheriff Henry Barnes
Oh goodness Does the party Hike us for
chunsi I know tao Liberal party would
like to swallow Us all but there arc too
many of us
Is there any comparison between Barnes
and Btut tiio latter sterling man well
tried and doesnt live on his stomach
Workinsmeu you have made a good
ticket ono wo are all proud of and that
will win tho day August 4 1MO Bring
up your voters The f oo is trembling fur
their doom is scaled
LiBnrvi WoaKiycxAN

xml | txt