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THE INDEPENDENT
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.*’
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pointed liy Governor Himhinl i„ P ai!n
..poll nil voting inn.-him>n 0n..., „ 0 D “ o "
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may ■elect 111., ntyln (lf innohl.ml,"*
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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 \ .
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