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THE SUMPTER MINER.
Wednesday, April 4, 1900
Baker City Makes the Win
Sumpter delegates to the republican
county convention returned from Maker
City Friday. They confess that they got
nntliliiK that they went after; that the
Maker City people had mide the winning
combination and walked off with the
spoils, in the shape of fat salaried offices.
At a caucus of delegates from the two
Sumpter precincts, and two or three others
adjoining) it was decided to submit to the
convention the names of (Jeneral Warren
and Tom Mcliwen, of Sumpter, and F. S.
Maillle, of Mourue, for delegates to the
state and congressional convention, and
that of .1. T. English, of the (Jolconda
mine, for representative In the state legls
Mature. It is said that the Maker City
delegates agreed to support English.
In the convention, however, they pre
sented the name of Attorney Johns, of
that place. l:or a moment It looked as it
English's name would not be brought be
fore the convention at all; but (Ieneral
Warren stepped into the breach, made a
rattling good nominating speech and his
man won on a vote of 66 to j2, thecountry
delegates refusing to follow the lead of
the Maker City bosses on tills vote. In
accepting the nomination, Mr. English
stated that he was uneti'lvically opposed
to county division.
George Chandler, Thomas McEwen,
l:. S. Maillle, W. ( i. Ayre, A. M. Davis,
O. M. Davis, O. M. Dodson, David Wll-J
cn, Peter Hasche and Henry Hust were
chosen as delegates to the state and con
gressional convention. Attorney Hlch-1
ards nominated General Warren lor one i
of these places, as per a caucus agree
ment; but that gentleman promptly with
drew It, in a characteristic speech, lie
said that it Is a futile effort to try to break i
into jail after the door had been padlocked;
that he had played twenty-one too much
not to know when he was getting the
double cross. Hie cards were stacked
C. S. Van Dug.iu, of Sumpter, made
a good run for recorder, but was defeated
by D. C. Nubbins, of Maker City, on a
vote of 4 to 4;.
The nominees for Sumpter precinct
officers were: C. S. Miller, justice of the
peace; I'eter Cauovan, constable; (!, M.
Tedrowe, road supervisor. The central
committeeman from North Sumpter Is Noy
Miller; from South Sumpter, Charles
This Is the ticket neminated:
Neprcsentatlve John T. English.
Sheriff A. 11. Huntington.
Clerk Frank (Jeddes.
Necorder-D.ui C. Nobblns
Assessor I lyram Holcomb.
School superintendent W. Hyde
Commissioner II. Fildew.
Surveyor C. M. Foster.
Coroner Dr. T. N. Snow.
Hktory of An Intending Formation Writ
ten In the Rocki.
Dr. Nlchard Foster, of the Weiser
academy, In a lecture on the Geology of
the Inland Empire, at the recent session
of the Teachers' association at Pendleton,
Our geological history begins away
back In the Archean age w hen there was
little If any life on earth. The laud in
cluded in the three states of Washington,
Oregon and Idaho was then represented
by a dlsconuerted chain of Isolated islands. -This
atterwards tecame the core of the
Sierra Nevada, the Sawtooth and the Hit-1
ter Noot chains of mountains. "This was
a long, quiet time, during which many
hundred feet of sedimentations were de
posited. Then followed the Paleozoic or
"early life" times, represented by -a few
fragramentary fossils found In northern
Idaho and Washington. Considerable
deposits of carboniferous or coal measure
beds are found belonging to tills time, and
we get much coal, some petrolium and
several natural gas wells which were pro
ducts of tills age. This was also a long,
quiet time, no mountains were yet formed,
the earth and sea were warm and brought
forth abundantly of tropical forms of life.
The highest forms of life then were huge
fishes and monstrous amphibians. If one
of us could have visited the earth then we
would have unhesitatingly pronounced
the whole creation a failure. There was
no beauty yet that we should desire It,
no (lowers or fruits, or singing birds, only
huge, ugly lighting and self-destroying
monsters. Great coal producing trees
that grew in hot. steamv bogs and
marshes. Yet this age was essential to
the production of our own age and for our
'I he Aleronlc or "middle life" age Is
represented in our "empire" only by com
paratively few beds of cretaceous deposits
In the eastern part of Washington and
Oregon. The next step In the movement
of our geological story was one of broken
time. First, great mountain movements
began, the valleys of the Columbia and
Snake rivers were well defined. The Hit
ter Hoot mountains on the east rose to a
height of 20,000 feet or more. The rains
wete abundant, as shown by the vast
amount of denudltlon or erosion which
took place. This Tertiary age Is the best
illustrated of any In our geological his
toryt To the middle and latter parts of
this time belong the Immense outtlows of
lava and basalt which yet covers a large
part of the Inland Umpire. One effect of
this volcanic eruption was to dam up the
Snake river, ten miles below Weiser,
Idaho, and to convert Its bed into a vast
lake which extended far up the Weiser,
the Fayette, the Molse and Wood rivers.
Thick beds were deposited in which we
find beautiful fossils of fresh water fish
and mollusks, and on its shores leaves
and stems of Tertiary trees and insects.
The animal life of this time was varied
and abundant. We find fossils of ele
t phauts, horses, camels, tigers, tapirs and
a host of extinct forms no longer repre
sented by any near living relative. Dur
ing the later part of this time the Snake
river broke through this lava dam and
drained the lake. The canyon of the
1 Snake was then formed, also that of the
i'ayette, Weiser and Moise rivers. The
, evepts tollowlug this were most remark
I able. Intense cold followed the great
' heat and hundreds of local glaciers were
1 formed which slid down the steep moun
tain sides, scouring them deeply. In
many places these moraines filled up the
, mouths of valleys and glacial lakes were
formed, many of which still exist as lakes
In tit. mmtiit.'tlitc nf Wriwlitiitf Ion nml fir.
gon. So it Is seen that tire and heat, vol
I canoes and hot springs, as well as snow
' and ice, rain and hall, rivers and lake,
have all united to make this the delight
' ful land that it is to live in.
1 Two Hundred Feet of $100 Ore.
1 The Hawkeye mine at Dixie Hutte, near
I'rairie City, is making an enviable rec
ord. Captain Sherbondy reports that the
other day his men ran through a i6-foot
ledge of ore, carrying (46 in gold and 15
per cent in copper, and that later he re
ceived word that they had uncovered a
ledge 100 feet wide, where the ore goes
above ioo per ton in gold. Canyon City
Notice to the Public.
All consumers of city water must make
application to the office of the Sumpter
Water company before the mains are
tapped or any residence or business house
supplied with water.
su.wpti-r Water company.
The 5ufaipter Lumber Company
The Only Place...
,, To "get bills filled .promptly
and completely. Kiln-dried
and1 finished lumber. Sash
and doors wholesale and re
tail. Jobbers' prices on
J, B. STODDARD, Manager
We buy and sell all kinds of City
We handle Mining Properties, on
commission or for cash.
We have made a great many sales
of City Property and mining
claims the past few weeks.
Eureka Feed & Livery Company
J. L. SULLIVAN, Manager.
Horses Boarded by the day or Month. First
class turn-outs and saddle horses. Our spec
ialty is the quick and safe delivery of freight
and passengers to any and all points.
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