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About The Sumpter miner. (Sumpter, Or.) 1899-1905 | View Entire Issue (May 23, 1900)
Wednesday, May 2$, 1900.
THE SUMPTER MINER.
NOVAGSINTHISTOWN,LIieRra'l"il,lnK erert aJ engineer,
whose report on the Goldfinch ledge Is
said to he very favorable. Mr. Young
exhibited n small glass vial containing
nuggets of pure gold ranging In sie from
a coarse grain of sand to a nugget valued
at $3, which were taken from the placer
l mine. Spokesman-Review.
So Says Marshal Austin to
At the meeting of the council Saturday
evening Attorney Hammond stated that
he stood ready to prosecute any vagrants
or other evil doers, as attorney for the mu
nicipality, but that the officers would make
no arrests, except in the case of two Japs.
Marshal Austin was called on for an ex
planation, the council having ordered at a
previous meeting a general round up. He
stated that the class of people whom the
council and attorney expected him to pull
under that order are not vagrants
under the law; that they all have either a
real or technical means of support and
that he didn't feel justified in making in
discriminate arrests, without any grounds
for so doing.
The city attoruev also stated that the
giant powder ordinance was being vio
lated. The marshal was instructed to no
tify dealers that they must conform to the
requirements of this municipal law.
The number of night watchmen was re
duced to two.
The attorney was Instructed to draft
and submit to a meeting of the council to
be held Monday evening, a water hydrant
At that meeting this ordinance was in
troduced and read the first time. It pro
vides for thirteen hydrants at eight dol
lars a month each.
A revised giant powder ordinance was
introduced and passed.
The requisition for lire department sup
plies, including an alarm bell, a hook and
ladder truck and some minor equipments,
was referred to the committee on tire and
The water company's bill for S500 was 1
allowed; as was also H. K. Wheeler's I
bill for 5155, services rendered as city en
gineer. The Columbia street grade, from the
south side of ( iranite to the north side of j
North street, as established by Engineer'
l:enner, was approved.
D. R. Young Talks of the Goldfinch.
D. R. Young, of Rossland, editor of the
Kootenai Mining Standard, and a well
known mining man, passed through the
city en route home from Sunipter, Ore
gon, where lie has large mining interests.
He said: 'The mining industry of the
Sumpter dMrict was never more active
than at the present time. Many Improve
ments in the way of Installing new min
ing machinery are being made and the
development of the mines now hi opera
tion Is being pushed with much energy,
and new and promising claims are being
opened up. The development work- on
the Goldliuch mine, of which I am geu-,
eral manager, lias been begun nr.d several
assays have been made of ore already '
taken out, which show gold values rang
ing from $30.80 to $37.20 per ton. The
Goldfinch mine shows a ledge of six feet
of solid ore, and from its location and oth-1
er indications, promises rich returns In '
mineral wealth. The mine lies about
four and a half miles from the town of
Sumpter, and Includes a claim consisting
of 22 acres. We have located a placer
claim on the Goldfinch property, which is
to be worked as soon as suitable arrange-;
ments can be made. The ledge of the 1
Goldfinch mine is situated directly above '
the placer bed and is believed to be the I
origin of the gold deposits in the placer
mine. A cut of 6 by 10 feet was opened ,
up during my stay and we have six feet
of solid ore in the face of the cut, from
which the first assay made was $30.80 per
ton. In the development of the mine we
expect to, run a soo-foot tunnel to tap the
ledge at a depth of 300 feet." Mr. Young
was accompanied to Sumpter by E. W.
Pictures Now Sent By Wire.
The latest marvel that has been worked
by electricity Is the telepantograph. By
means of this instrument a drawing,
letter, photograph, diagram or any drawn
or printed matter may be telegraphed to
any distance over a single wire. When
a message is to be sent by this system it
is simply written, drawn or photographed
011 a thin metal sheet and placed in a
transmitter. A switch is then thrown
open and, away at the other end of the
tiny wire that stretches over hill and
valley, another electric machine draws a
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or metal. If the message is received 011
paper, two copies are made at the same
time. If more copies than this are wanted
the machine will engrave it directly on
?lnc or copper Instead of writing it on
paper, and from this etching machine,
thousands of copies may be printed.
Ask for tile Columbia beer, brewed in
Keep your money in Sumpter and drink 1
Columbia beer a home product.
I:UKNISHI:D ROOMS Over Post Of
fice, neat and comfortably furnished
rooms, single and en suite, with use of
piano, four dollars per week and up. Mrs.
Columbia beer, brewed in Sumpter, Is
second to none.
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SUMPTER BOTTLING WORKS
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WHOLESALE AND RETAIL.
GAGEN V SLOAN, PROPS.,
A. C. SHAW
A. 13. BLOOMER, Manager.
77" , Divssi'il Lumber iiltcui's in stock or sutced
to order 011 short notice. Ccdiir shingles furnished
with till orders if desired.
Orders can he left with I). Copping,
corner Sumnttr and Mill Street, or at
the mill ,'j mile east of town, Itoiiau.a road
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.
HAY AND GRAIN FOR SALE-IS