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DELTA, - - - COLORADO. The Educated Negro. Dr. Booker Washington has contrib uted to the Montgomery Journal a long statement regarding the gradu ates of Tuskegee, In which he again declares thatdie is unable to find a single one who has been convicted of crime in either a stato or a United States court. Of such a record any institution might be proud; it is the best answer to the unenlightened whites in the south who still believe that education “harms" the negro. If he had reported 25 per cent, of crim inality, there would still be reason for his carrying on his work, says the New York Post; that he has been able to show so clean a record is more than ever a reasoh why his hands should be strengthened, north and south. Dr. Washington is confident that -what is true of Tuskegee, is practically true of the other indus trial schools for his race in the south. Certainly, Hampton has as fine a record. To his statement, the principal of Tuskegee has appended a list of his graduates and ex-students who are now residnlg in Montgomery city or county. Of 110 such graduates or students who can be traced, all are engaged in respectable and profitable enterprises. They represent 25 pro fessions and trades, there being 22 carpenters, 6 blacksmiths, 9 teachers, 11 farmers, 7 clerks, 8 masons and bricklayers, etc. Most of these 110 own their homes and other propo»ty. The English Cabinet. In England the cabinet is an extra legal creation. Nominally It is one of the committees of the privy council, whose functions aro to advise the sovereign, but this is simply a surviv al, of mediaevalism. The cabinet is under the sole control of the premier, unhampered by royal or other inter ference; but —another survival —no member of the cabinet may make pub lic any mattter discussed by the cabi net without the express sanction of the sovereign; and when the premier issues a summons to a cabinet coun cil, which meets at irregular inter vals, according to the exigency of pub lic business, the minister is “request ed to attend a meeting of his majes-' ty’s servants.” English cabinet min isters, says A. Maurice Low, in Apple ton's, are human, and, although they are seldom garrulous, they have been known, even without the sovereign's permission, to tell cabinet secrets. Lord Melbourne was a delightful gos eiper, as everyone who has read Gre ville's memoirs recalls. Prof. Muirhead of Harvard fa tak ing an active Interest in this country in the furtherance of Lord Monks well's Atlantic union, formed to pro mote friendly and social relations be tween American and British states men, artists, authors and educators. Among the council of this union are “lan Maclaren,” Conan Doyle, Lord Coleridge, the earl of Aberdeen, H. A. Jones, Anthony Hope, the earl of El gin, and many other British notables. Sir Walter Besant really founded the union. A New York company has begun the manufacture of a specially made rope for balloon purposes. One prominent aeronaut has given an order for 60,000 feet Heretofore these explorers of the upper regions have been com pelled to import the rope needed for their excursions. The kind now being made in America is hand-spun from the finest fiber and laid up with the utmost care, so as to produce the greatest possible tensile strength with a minimum weight. Marie Corelli has stirred us an aw ful row by proclaiming that most of her sex are unfit to vote, because they paint, and wear false frizzes. Miss Corelli’B punishment, we are glad to note, has been as swift, as severe and as exemplary as she de serves. One of the castigating sis terhood, in applying the knout calls her "the Corelli person.” Could any thing be worse than that? —Brooklyn Eagle. Orsen, in Sweden, has no taxes During the last 30 years the authori ties of this place have sold £1,000,000 worth of trees, and by means of Judi cious replanting have provided for a similar income every 30 or 40 years. In consequence of this source of com mercial wealth there are no taxes, fend local railways and telephones are free, as are education and many other things. ' The United States in~loos for the first time led all nations in the Im port trade of Salvador, the value be ing $1,352,627 —an Increase of $190,- 288 over 1904. The Increases were In cotton goods, tools and hardware and machinery. I - L A farmer at Wlnburg, Orange River colony, alleges that in his district alone 24 sheep are stolen annually by the natives. On this basis he cal eulatea that 300,000 sheep are stolen IhfOHfhout the colony every year. COLORADO NEWS ITEMS Fort Morgan is to have a large coi". mercial club. E. J: Matthews of Paonia has bought a. block of ground at (.rand .lunctlon and will erect a canning factory to cost *50,000. A gang of convicts at the Colorado State Penitentiary is cutting and stor ing 400 tons of ice from tiie lakes id Grape creek canon, three miles from the prison. Representative Bonynge has recom mended the appointment of Mrs. Car rle James as postmistress at Loveland. She is the widow of the former iucum bent of the ofllce, David Jones. The Pike’s Peak Cog road has aban doned its project of using oil instead of coal for fuel, and will continue th>- present methods. Oil burning tests have proven decidedly unsuccessful. A parrot, two squirrels and a guinea pig were burned to death, and a mon key so badly injured that it will die, as a result of a fire which destroyed a monkey house belonging to Dr. A. Blackman at Colorado Springs. In* the District Court at Trinidad. J. D. Romero, who, while deputy sher iff at Starkville, shot and killed Louis Bianchi, was convicted on the 19th inst., of murder in the second degree His defense was that he was forced to shoot to quell a disturbance. Within the next few weeks the Santa Fe railroad company will begin opening coal mines on several large veins in different parts of Fremont county. The company has decided, it is said, to supply its entire system with coal from Fremont county. A. T. Lewis, head of the great dry goods firm of A. T. Lewis Ac Son of Denver, died at his villa in Greenwich. Connecticut, on the 20th inst., at the age of seventy-five years. Mr. Lewis is survived by a wife and three sons, Aaron D.. John R.. and Frederick T. It is stated by those in a position to know, that the fourteen salaried po sitions which Simon Guggenheim, the great smelter magnate, resigned from in order to give his full time to hid duties as United States senator from Colorado, brought him in $75,000 a year. Acting Chief of staff Thomas H. Barry at Washington, said that the re port that the army department head quarters are to be removed from Den ver is entirely without foundation. There is no intention on the part of the War Department to make any change. It is stated that Pueblo’s Japanese rolony will be depleted considerably before spring Sixty employed at the Ellers smelter arc said to have quit, saying they were obliged to pay com missions to countrymen and that the cost of living was higher than ex pected, leaving them little at the end of the month. Joseph Morgan of Lafayette, brother of State Senator Morgan, has been placed In the Insane ward at Boulder. Saturday Morgan attempted to com mit suicide at Lafayette and was taken to the University hospital at Boulder Sunday for treatment, but developed such symptoms that it was deemed un safe to keep him there. The Colorado City Chamber of Com merce will cooperate with the Colo rado Springs Chamber of Coramerco io constructing a sugar palace In Colo rado Springs. The plan Is to call on the sugar factories of the state to contribute about twenty tons of beet sugar and coat the blocks with a waterproof mineral veneer. Arrangements have been completed for the fifth annual bench show of the Colorado Kennel Club, to be held at Coliseum hall In Denver on February 26th, 27th and 28th. About $2,000 in cash prizes will be given away, and James Mortimer will officiate as judge of all breeds. The entries to the show will close on February 18th. H. C. Bryan of 533 Seventeenth 3treet, Den ver, is secretary of the club. Claims aggregating more than $50,000, it is said, will be presented against the Stratton estate by E. E. Whitted, Judge Luther M. God dard and Henry McAlister, Jr., all of Denver, for legal services in con nection with the cult brought against the estate by the Venture corporation of London, In the United States court. The attorneys have already received large fees. 9 The members of both houses of the General Assembly at Denver have ac cepted the invitation of Governor Henry A. Buchtel to a “good fellow ship” dinner at the Savoy hotel on the night of January 31st. The invitation also includes the Justices of the Su preme Court and the sfate'officers, and the heads of the various institutions In the state, and of some of the com mercial organizations of Denver. More than 200 girl students of Colo rado Springs escorted from the college grounds in carriages to General W. J. Palmer’s residence at Glen Eyrie on the 19th inst and tendered n reception by the general and Miss Palmer. Tea and light refreshments were served. General Palmer is so far recovered from his recent Injury that he is able to sit up and is wheeled about in a chair through the grounds surround ing Glen Eyrie. Assaulted, bound, gagrred, robbed and left to freeze in a room in the rear of his laundry was the experience of Yee HI, a Chinaman at Georgetown. He was ironing when three men en tered about 11 o’clock at night. He says one picked up a screw driver and struck him on the head. After binding and gagging him the robbers ran sacked the shack. Yee HI says they got S3OO or more. They left him in the back room where there was no fire and the night was cold. After working all night ho cut the ropes with his finger nails. A highly important Colorado land deal Just closed Is tho sale for $200,* 000 of a tract by the Modern Invest ment and Securities Company of Den ver, in conjunction with the Arbucklo- Purcell Land Company of Greeley, to C. A. Peterson of Chicago. The land comprises a little less than 4,000 acres, running to within one mile of Hardin in Weld county, and lying on both sides of tho Platte river. Most of this land has already been under cultiva tion. Mr. Peterson's project Ih to lo cate a colony of Swedes on this big tract of land, nnd to put every acre of it under cultivation, cutting it up into foity and alghtyaora forma. NEWS OF THE WEEK Most Important Happenings of £.3 • Past Seven Days. Interesting Item* frorr All part* of the World foadeniril Into Small S|ince for the Den cllt of Oar Readers. PeraoeaL | C. B. Rambo of Clianute, Kan . a Santa Fe brakeman was killed by be ing crushed between cars. He had on ly been employed two weeks and this was his third regular trip. Robert Hall, the young man who Is thought to have murdered Mary Glass In a school house near ElDor;ulo|J Kan., has died without making any statement. Gov. John S. Kittle of Arkansas suf fered a physical collapse and his phy sicians say he cannot resume his of ficial duties for several weeks. Mohammed Ali Mirza has been crowned shah of Persia in the at Teheran. The condtiion of President Costro of Venezuela is again reported to bo very grave. King Peter of Servla, denies that he has any intention of resigning or permanently leaving the country. Rear Admiral Sigsbee. who com manded the battleship Main when that vessel was destroyed in Havana harbor in 1898, has been retired on account of age. Mayor Dunne, of Chicago, has an nounced his candidacy for the demo cratic mayoralty nominatiin in that city. Senator Reuben R. Adams has been expelled from the state senate of Ar kansas for accepting a bribe. Albert B. Cummings has been in augurated for his third term as gov ernor of lowa. John D. Rockefeller has been re elected superintendent of the Euclid Avenue Baptist Sunday school at Cleveland, 0.. He has served in that capacity for 25 years Senator Bailey recently made an impassioned address to the Texas legislature denying that there was anything wrong In his connection with the Waters-Plerce Oil company. John It. \V9lsh. former president of the Chicago National bank, which failed December IG, 1905, has been in dicted by the federal grand Jury for alleged misconduct In the manage ment of the finances of the bank Secretary of Agriculture Wilson was rc-eleoted president of the American Breeders’ association at the annual meeting at Columbus, 0., recently. Horace E. Hand, social leader and chief clerk of the ’Frisco railroad at St Louis, was arrested, pleaded guilty to forgery, received a sentence of I/ve years and was tak<-n to the penitentiary all within a space of 18 hours. Joseph Holdebler, an inmate of the Nebraska asylum for the insane, has appealed to the emperor of C*:inany to secure his release. He is a < itlzen of Germany and there is 'ronsld- rable doubt of his insanity. Conic milonal. The senate committee to investi gate conditions in Indian t» rritory has submitted a report recommend ing various changes In the present laws. Secretary Hitchcock was cen sured for withdrawing lands fr< in al lotment. Senator Tillman adopted the role of humorist In the senate and held his colleagues up to ridicule so suc cessfully that the senate went into executive session and ordered his re marks expunged from the records. By a vote of 133 to 95 the house agreed to Increase the salaries of sen ators and representatives to $7,500, and fixed the pay of vice president, speaker and cabinet members at $12,- 000. The house committee on merchant marine and fisheries, by a vote of eight to seven, recommended n ship subsidy bill. Seven subsidized mall lines are provided for. SI I Inn mumm. More than $2,000,000 worth of the capital stock of the lola Portland Ce ment company stock has been sold to capitalists said to ho connected with . the United States Steel Corporation which carries with It control of the plants at lola, Kan , and Dallas. Tex. The locomotive on a Santa Fe freght train blow up on a bridge near IXaoto, Kan., killing the engineer and fireman. Tho engine and 11 cars went through the bridge. Twenty-five persons were killed In tho wreck of a Illg Four passenger train near Fowler, Inc!., 20 of whom were cremated. Severe earthquake shocks nr© re ported from Alexandrovsk. the port of Sakhalin and Ellzabcthpol. A carload of powder standing on a siding nt Sanborn, Inti., exploded and wrecked a passenger train that was passing. Fifteen persons were killed uud 20 or more Injured. The Mac Andrews & Forbcß com pany, of New York, and the J. S. Young company of Baltimore, have beer> fined un aggregate of SIB,OOO In the federal court at New York for combining to monopolize the trad© In licorice paste. Five Indians were burned to death In a fire which destroyed the Jail at Umatilla Indian reservation agen cy. Fire thought to have boon caused by crossing electric wires nt Youngs town, o. # caused loss estimated at $700,000. The Oklahoma Constitutional con vention has so; * a memorial to the president urging him to cancel the or der of Secretary Hitchcock providing for a forest reserve of portions of In dian land. The carnation league of America has sent out an appeal to all patriotic and women to observe the birth day of William McKinley, January 29, | by wearing a carnation, the favorite flower of the murdered president. Gen. Gomez the liberal presidential canditdate and other prominent Cu bans were fined SSO each in Havana for cock-fighting on Sunday. An investigation of public land frauds has begun at Pueblo, Col., at which sensational disclosures aro ex pected to be made. The inquiry will probably last for two months. The report of the canal commission on the borings at the Gatun dam site shows that the lock walls will rest on a good, solid foundation. The suit to test the exclusion of Japanese children from the primary schools of San Francisco has been filed in the federal court in that city. The president has written a letter to Chairman Foss, of the house committee on naval affairs advocat ing the building of two battleships or the Dreadnaught class. Reports from Kingston, Jamaica, say that since the recent earthquake the city is gradually sinking and grave fears are felt that the entire city will slip into the bay. According to later reports the King ston horror is growing. Communica tion with the island is partially re stored and every message that comes brings fresh details of the appalling catastrophe. President Roosevelt recently ad dressed the National convention for extension wt the foreign commerco of the United States at Washington. The committee appointed by the Oklahoma constitutional convention to Investigate charges of corruption has reported that no evidence was found of money being used. The boiler of a locomotive on the Philadelphia & Heading railroad ex ploded near Bridgeport, Pa., killing five trainmen. In ills speech of acceptance to the Nebraska legislature, Senntor-elect Norris Brown came out qpenly for the selection of United States tors by direct vote of the people. The democrats In tho Kansas leg islature nominated Col. W. A Har ris us their candidate for United States senator. D. W. Wade, 22 years old. a son of the defaulting treasurer of Cloud county, Kan., has been arrested in Kansas City on u charge of embezzle ment. The Philippine government is after tho Standard OH company for the nonpayment of $19,514 duty on oils shipped Into tho islands. An emergency bill for the relief of tho earthquake sufferers on the Is land Jamaica has been passed by the house. Suits have been filed at Little Ark., against Armour & Co., the Ham. tnond Packing company. Morris & Civ. and the Cudahy Packing company for violations of the state anti trust law. Scarlet fever ar>l diphtheria aro epi demic In Chicago, and many of the schools have boon closed. Six thous and children were reported ill with the diseases. David P. Dyer Jr., son of the Uni ted States district attorney at St. Louis, has been acquitted of the charge of embezzling $C1,500 of the government funds. A special car loaded with flowers was recently shlpix-d by the ladles of Beaumont. Tex., to tho hospitals and charitable Institutions at Kansas City. At the request of Gov. Rwettenhnm of Jamaica, the American landing par ties havo been withdrawn from Kings ton and tho battleships havo sailed away. Prominent Jewish residents of Ix>s Angeles are working cm a plan to colonize lower California with Hebrew Immigrants k froin Jtmfcla and else where. In tho explosion of a holler of a Reading engine attached to one of the Atlantic City flyers at Blue Anchor N. J., the engineer and two firemoo wore killed. A dispatch received nt Panama says the difficulty between Nicaragua and Honduras has been adjusted and the matter will bo submitted to arbitra tion under the Corlnto agreement. Tho production of gold and silver In the United States for 1905 was val ued at $122,402,070, which was an In crease In tho amount of gold but a decreuse of 1.581.200 ounces In silver. Dlroct dispatches from Kingston, Jamaica, state that Wio disaster there will equal those of San Francisco and Valparaiso, Chile. John Bender, the oldest conductor In point of service on the Santa Fe system. Is dead at Newton, Kan. Malcolm R. Pattorson, of Memphis, has been Inaugurated governor of Tennessee. The Hamburf-A meric an Steamship company has ordered a mammoth sterner to carry 4,250 passengers In addition to a crew of 600 and to make 19 knots an hour. A committee of the South Dakota senate after Investigating Senator Gamble reported that they found nothing which reflected upon his per sonal or political Integrity. All the testimony In the Missouri ouster suits against the Standard Oil company has been taken and tho hear ing M arguments will take place la St. Louie February 19. LEGISLATIVE NEWS AND GOSSIP Senator Alexander lias introduced a bill f' r an act to submit to the quali fied voters of the state amendments to the constitution establishing the people’s veto through tin* optional ref erendum, and a direct initiative by pe tition. Representative A. 8.. Hoyt intro duced a resolution, which was carried, that souvenir book canvassers and others of kindred calling be prohibited from plying their trade on the floor of the House at any and all times, and that the sergeant-at-arms be instructed to see that this is carried out. President Harper of the Senate has appointed Senators Campbell. De La Vergne and Lewis to serve on the joint committee of seven, which will inves tigate the estate of the late Winfield S. Stratton. This committee will be gin its inquiry at the earliest possible date, as it bus but thirty days in which to work. Representative Redd has introduced a bill to provide a separate Juvenile court for the city and county of Den ver. It is designed to take the affairs of the juveniles away from the county court, in order to place them in tin* hands of a judge who has nothing else to consider. Another bill on tin- same matter was to provide a detention house, where youthful prisoners might be instructed and started on the right way to begin life. Representative W..A Smith from the committee selected in the Fifteenth Assembly to select a site and make the arrangements for a monument on the Capitol grounds to the soldiers of the Civil War, has reported the action ta ken. The committee selected a spot directly before the west entrance and contracted for the construction of a granite monument in six pieces Large bronze plates bearing appropriate In scriptions will be attached to the sides, and above will be erected a cav alryman. also in bronze. The Judiciary committee of the House has recommended for passage a bill to provide that district attorneys of counties of the second class may collect their fees whether or not con viction is had Mr. Collins, who pre sented the bill, said that such payment was authorized in all counties of the state save those of the second class. The committee has also looked kindly u|>on the bill to provide that county treasurers shall return to school seer* taries ail cancelled warrants, to be kept by the latter for the period of six years. Favorable action was taken by the Senate committee of the whole on S It No. lit, Senator Taylor, which se.-ks to procure a proper division of the ten per « ent <!• ii\ • d from ara/.mg (• • tinted by the government to counties upon which forest reserves in located There are 14.000.000 acres of forest reserves in the state, reaching Into thirty-eight out of the flftv-nlne coun ties. The federal government charges certain fees for the use of these re serves, and now offers to return ten per cent, to the counties The bill seeks to divide the bonus according to the proportion of reserves In each county, the money to Im* turned into the road fund Most of Tnesdny morning In the Senate was given over to consldern tlon of the Crowley resolution calling for an Investigation of the Morgan bribery case held over from last sen Hlnn. The resolution was read a sec ond time, nnd when final net lon was taken, after much debate, the matter was placed in the hands of a s(M*cial committee to lie appointed by the chair This special committee of three mem bers will Investigate tin* entire matter and make a report to the Senate by January .'list It will also make rer ommendutions regarding the disposi tlon of the 1960 alleged to have been given Senator Morgan as a bribe, which is still In keeping of the dls trlet attorney When H 11. 29. the pure fond bill, came up lor third reading it: thv lions. Mr. Wilder moved its recommitment for purposes of further .mendment. His objection, he said, was to section 4. which provided that actions under the law could ho commenced only by the secretary or members of the State Hoard of Health He believed that any citizen of the state should In* permitted to bring actions. Mr. K«lly replied that the same matter had been passed upon by the House twice, and hud been voted down both times. There was. therefore, he said, no good reason fot recommitment. The House refused to agree to the motion. The idll was therefore placed on third reading and final passage, going through without a vote being registered against It. The Senate Thursday, In committee of the whole, took up the long-deferred local option measure, S. 11. No. 40, by Senator Drake. Senators Jefferson, Wood and Adams led the shnrpshoot Ing against this measure. Senator Ad Bins offered an amendment to change the words "anti saloon territory" to "anti-liquor territory/* If liquor could not he sold In saloons, he didn’t want It sold anywhere. Ho professed to he perfectly honest In his attitude, rh did Senator Wood. Defenders of the Drake hill, Including Senator Booth, said the object of the hill was to nl low the people by popular vote to set aside certain territories where saloons could not operate, and that substitu tion of the word "liquor" for "saloon" would destroy the effect of the entire mensurc. The motion -to substitute was lost, being supported only by nine votes. The Joint committee from the Sen ate and House of Representatives met and decided to hold the Investigation of the Stratton estate at Colorado Springs where certified copies of Im portant. papers in the case may bo readily seen and there will be less dif ficulty In getting at the actual condl tlons. Senator Campbell was made chairman of the Stratton Investigating committee and Representative Collins wan made secretary. They will occupy these positions permanently during the investigation. The committee con sists of Senators Campbell, De La Vergne nnd Bnrela, nnd Representa tives Collins, llarhlson, Lines and Voting. The committee decided to re convene In Denver on Janunry :11st and go Immediately to the Springs. Sena tor Campbell estimates that the entire hearing will not consume more than three days. Grand River of "Colorado." Persona interested in the effort ot Senator Edward T. Taylor to change the name of the Grand river in this state to the Colorado, by which name it is known in Utah, will be interested in the letter which he has written the officers of the chamber of commerce at Grand Junction. There has been considerable objec tion to the change on the part of Grand Junctiton people, that city be ing located on the Grand river. The following is part of the explanatory let ter of Senator Taylor: "Ah every one knows, the Colorado river is formed by the Junction of the Grand and Green rivers, about 100 miles beyond our western border, and runs thence to the Gulf of California; and is in many respects the most pic turesque and sublime river on this con tinent. I do not know how or when the Grand or Gr“Cn rivers got their names. Hut they are of comparatively very recent origin, and why neither of them were given the name of the main i stream I never could learn. But it was doubtless through a lack of geographi cal knowledge. I have read that in the old maps the Grand was called the Col j orado. but 1 have never verified that • statement. • The Colorado river was discovered by some Spanish explorers in IMO. I The word Colorado, as our school ! books snv. was a Spanish word mean ! |ng ‘ruddy’ or ‘blood red.' The river soon thereafter took the name of the Rio Colorado, signifying the red water 1 river from the reddish appearance of its waters, below the red sandstone hills and Iron stained bluffs through which It runs the greater part of over 1.200 miles The river was known u» j the real Colorado of the West for nearly three centuries "The uct of Congress passed Febru ary 2. 1861. creating the territory ot Colorado, took the name from the river Like th** Missouri and the Mi* Kisslppl rivers, the Green river fork is twice as long as the Grand, yet the grand flows more water. Is in reality the main stream of the Colorado river Ft Is the largest and noblest river In the state, and It has a right to and should bear the name of Colorado from Its source on the Continental divide to the Pacific ocean, over 1.600 miles "I feel that as u «u/»tt*-r of state pride we should make this change The river should come from the state that bears its name 1 Besides, we have .i Grands river-- the Rio Grande—in the southern part of the state; and a Grand county and a Grand lake and n Grand canon, and grand mountains and grand scenery md even Grand valley, and everything in Colorado Is grand, until the work gmnd* 'has no special significance or meaning whatever White the word ‘Colorado* stands for everything to Its citizens and mentis a world of j*oss! billtleu to all the Inhabitants of the earth, and will have a far greater lua ter in the yoara to come. "I am fully mindful of the fact that your prosperous and rapidly growing city, of which all Colorado Is prdud has spent ninny years and thousands of dollars In Advertising Grand June Hon and the Grnud river valley, ami you are known all over this country ' Hut all legiil rights are proti*ct«*d in this bill, and I cannot see where on* dollar of that Investment onn be lost On the contrary, the nsm» of Colorado In a household word throughout th«* civilised world, and I confidently !h» Hove that w« people In the Grand rivet valley can with ten i*»r cent of th* advertising make the Colorado valley a .hundred times better known and more desirable for hotncH and invest inentn than we ever can the Grand valley by all the advertising we can do during the next fifty years He cause every Intelligent person knows bow easy it is to advertise by a well known and popular word. "The Colorado valley, tinversed by this tuagnlflc nt state stream from Glen wood to the state line, would In a few years with Its power, manufac turing. fruit and tnnnv other posslhll It lea, become famous all over the globe as the richest, moat beautiful ami densely populated valley In the Rocky Mountain region. I believe tin* entire Grand river watershed would be won detfully benefited financially by the change, while I am confident the en tire state will heartily approve the measure as a matter of state pride nnd sentiment If the stiblcct is prop erly placed before the people b> the press of tills state • I have, without consultation with anyone. Introduced this bill on mv own responsibility to rail the attention of the public to. and to obtain an expres sion of opinion on this subject. If Mesa, Garfield and Eagle counties disapprove of the measure, I shall promptly drop the matter. If they ap prove of the change. | ahall vigorously endeavor to pass the bill; and will then memorialise the legislature of Utah to likewise change the namo of that part of the river In that state* and I am confident Utah will promptly and gladly do so ns an act of eourteav to Colorado. -Thn Mtrenm nut being nnvlgnhle I Onil nn an „f |„ n ’„, nnroumy to circrtnnte thn rlmnm. Hut If It H, I will it Iho Ink., lip || l( . ter with our congressmen.*’ Tim voi Ini; nmcliliin commlnnlon .... pointed liy Governor Himhinl i„ P ai!n ..poll nil voting inn.-him>n 0n..., „ 0 D “ o " t ffsss; may ■elect 111., ntyln (lf innohl.ml,"* »lr.m to mo, mill the niiin.. nil., appll. n to every city nnd .„ , h o » I,e provided ih.. nmehlne n..h. r , ( ", coptnblc to the commission The other iiicinhor of ,„ H| 1,1 ' nn or. city enulnoer „f \ . I Inn ten nnd chairman Goff „ ro ln ' chnlilf.nl nn Iho Inw „hh ,1 roipilren ihm two im inhorn ~r 11. mlHHlon nl.nil I In or ~ ; a f nr,l. 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