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About The Sumpter miner. (Sumpter, Or.) 1899-1905 | View Entire Issue (March 6, 1901)
THE SUMPTER MINER
Wednesday, March 6, 1901
Salary of Health Officer Held
up and Referred.
In the absence of Mayor Nubbins, Al
derman A. W. 1:111s occupied tlie chair at
the council meeting Saturday evening.
Kills occupied ( lie attention of the mem
tiers, largely. The bills of the Light and
Water companies were allowed. 'I he mis
cellaueiius bills weie referred to the li
nance coiiiiuittre. All salaries were al
lowed, except those of the recorder and
he.illh ollicer. In the case ol the dinner,
Ills salary and fees, according tn the re
port ol the committee presented and
adopted at the List meeting amounted to '
f(x). Mr was allotted ffto. I here was
some iulnrm il talk about paying him a
salary and cutting olf all tee-. I line is
winced a disposition In certain quarters
to continue to "rub it in" on .Winning.
The matter of salary for health ollicer
was relerred to the (malice committee. It
will be remembered that the council start
ed hi to abolish this oIIkc, but through ,
some slip ol a cog, tin job was not linisli
ed lor several w eel. s. litis Is presumed
tn lie the ground on whUi the hold up is
Again the committee on lire and w .iter, '
to wlilt.li was lelened the proposition tioiii
the water (ompaiiv to put in ten more
hydtants, was given finthrr time in '
whUh to leport.
I he monthly reports ol nlluers were re
ferred to the liuaiiie lommlltec.
'I he (oiiiiulttee on 'treels and public
properly was liisiruilrd In Investigate the
mailer ol the sewer whkh empties into
an open dltih near the depot, and take
steps to abate the nuisance.
I he marshal and recmder ashed lor
instructions legaidiug the eiilorcemeiit ol
the ordinance piuluhithig opium smoking,
espeilally bv the (".hiiie-f. Alter more or
less deliberation the whole thine, was re
lerred to the ilty .iitotuey, with virtual
iustliKtioiis In use his iliscietlou.
In this lonueithii, no mention was
made ol the wink aslgiied to Ihe judi
il.uy coiumitter, that ol humiliating a
svstem ol lines lot tendi-rloin violators ol
OPINION Ol' A l'NOl-l!SSOK.
Thinks Cold Will Iv Too IMmtihil and
Chf.ip Fur .1 Money Mcl.il.
A piess dlspatih dated .. iinhridge,
Massachusetts, M.iuli J sas; " the
pil.eol gold goes down, another metal
must be looked lor as a token of Inter
national value. I think this metal will
be silver, briau-e silver Is not louiid in
alluv lal plains and bei.iuse, owing to the
dlllicultv in mining, It will nevei iliange
'I his statement was made by 1'iot.
Sh.iler, ll.uvatd's geologist, In a lecture
to boo students in Sanders' theater. He
predicted that within the next 30 years
there would be an Inlltix ol gold siuhas
the world has never known. Prof. Shal
er basis his statement on geological con
ditions, combined with recent Improve
ments In mining apparatus. He said In
"Within the past few ears men have
come to lealle th it a large portion of the
earth's surl.ice is charged with gold.
Gold Is indissoluble, and when gravel
banks are cut away it is iut easily car
ried off bv streams to the sea, as is Hie I
case with other metals. Instead, It is '
carried along, broken up into tiner frag-1
ments and gradually deposited over al
luvial plains. The new systems of min
ing which have iciently been discovered I
will have produced about the middle of1
the present century almost an intolerable
supply of gold. I should say the supply
would be at the least quadruppled. On
the continent of America alone I have
estimated that the amount of gold to be '
won from gravel within the next too
years will be worth $30,000,000,000.
"Up to the present time men have been
greatly handicapped in searching for gold
by the fact that It was scattered so thinly
through the earth. I hey have been able
to find any amount of gravel paying from 1
ten to twenty cents to tile cubic yard, but
the expense of dredging lias always been
so great that they have been unable to
extract it with profit. Now, however, the
machinery of the dredgers has been great
ly improved. Within the past three years
dredgers have been operated in Russia
and in the United States, especially hi
l.eadvllle, Col., which have proved be
yond question tli.it alluvial soil can be
profitably w orked for gold. In the United
States there are from 6000 to 8000 square
miles which will give miners employment
and which can be accuritely depended
upon lor producing gold. Similar areas
in Russia, India, Africa and Australia
will llood the market, and If the value of
gold remains the same, the quantity will
increase tenfold by the middle of the cen
tury. Lessons in Lace. 1
Mrs. Marsh, next door to MlNliK office,
will give practical instructions In lace 1
work. Materials and hundreds of pat
terns to select from
STAR BREWING COMP'Y.
IN KEGS, BARRELS OR
BOTTLES AT PRICES
ASK FOR HOP GOLD
st Bottling Works
Gagen & Sloan, Proprietors.
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Manufacturers of all kinds of car
bonated drinks and ciders. Or
ders tilled and stripped on short
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SUMPTER, - OREGON
C. C. BASCHE, Pres.
J. G. HURT, Sec'y.
LI BERTY BELL CONSOLI DATED MINES
COMPANY own four quartz claims in
the Alamo division of the famous Red
Boy district, one half mile from the
town of Alamo, in Grant County, Oregon.
In the very heart of possibly the greatest
mineral zone in all the world, surrounded by
such well-known operating properties as the
Bonanza, Strassburg, Red Boy, Inter Mountain,
Cougar, Concord, Alamo and Quebec.
The claims are well timbered and waterad.
Geological formation argellite and porphyry.
Character of ore simple silicious quartz, sixty
per cent free milling, the remaining values
concentrating 50 in one.
Three distinct, well defined veins can be
traced for a distance of 1000 feet on the sur
face, averaging from 14 to 30 feet between
walls, giving $7.20 per ton on surface.
Numerous open cuts, adits, tunnels and
cross country trenches thoroughly prospect
the width and value of the ledges.
Pan samples taken from various test pits
on the surface, never fail to yield a line pros
pect in free gold, the assay value giving as
high as $216 per ton in gold.
The Strassburg group, which adjoins the
Liui-rty Bl:i.l. on the north and east, in driv
ing a cross cut to tap their main lead at a depth
of 500 feet, have cut two blind ledges 14 and
19 feet in width only njo feet from our side
line, coursing southwest through three of the
Lim-KTY Bi-li. claims.
Capitalization, 1,000,000 shares, par value
$1 each, fully paid and non-assessable, 400,
000 shares in the treasury. The first issue of
100,000 shares is offered at 2 cents per share.
Price of second issue will be advanced to 50c.
The proceeds from the sale of 200,000
shares properly expended in developing the
mines and purchasing milling plant, will en
able the LlUhRTY Bl:l.l. to pay $30,000 monthly.
All checks and drafts should be made pay
able to R. II. Mll.LKR, Treasurer, who is Cash
ier of the First Bank of Sumpter.
For prospectus, leports and general infor
mation regarding the property, address,
Liberty Bell Con