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About The Sumpter miner. (Sumpter, Or.) 1899-1905 | View Entire Issue (Sept. 4, 1901)
Wednesday, September 4, 1901
THE SUMPTER MINER
Opinion of Government Offi
cial on Eastern Oregon.
Mr. 'uull has spent years in the sor
vico of tlio government, conducting nur
veysin Arizona, Xuw Mexico, Texas and
California. lie finds that eastern Ore
gun 1h bettor Hiippliutt with water to re
claim Hh so-called deserts than nny
statu or territory lie has yet visitutl.
"I have been font out by the depart
ment of the Interior." lie wild yester
day, at tlio Portland, "to take observn
tiqiiH with regard to tlio irrigation pos
sibilities; to the location of storage reser
voirs and the adaptability of dry regions
to the sinking of artesian wells. The
government recognizes, the necessity of
providing useful information for the
benefit of those who desire to reclaim
"Private enterprises eimnot be expect
ed to make extended surveys for the
purpose of llndlng how much water
might be made available through a sys
tem of reservoirs, and so these enter
prises lag for lack of trustworthy data.
Congress has not yet undertaken the
task of constructing large irrigating
systems or building huge reservoirs,
even on the public lands, but it has
authorized surveys to bo made when the
expense of map-making and or observ
ing the amount of water running to
waste in the rivers, would havu been too
heavy for individual effort.
"1 found that eastern Oregon rests
on vast lava beds, which (lowed from
volcanic centers into tlio lake that pre
viously existed. The How was irrcgu
lar, sometimes quite general, and reach
ing 100 miles from the crater; at others,
(lowing from a local hillock from u short
"The soil produced from the basaltic
rock is rich in all that agriculture re
quires, but the light rainfall of southern
Sherman, Crook, Harney and Malheur
counties renders irrigation necessary
Several ditch companies are now operat
ing in Crook county, and when the ca
nals havu been dug, water will be suppli
ed by thu Deschutes river, a grand
stream, whoso (low is abundant at all
seasons of thu year.
"I found thu John Day river n largo
stream, but it (lows through a gorge
a largo part of its length, which would
render thu tusk of carrying its waters to
the prairie lauds above an expensive
one. In Harney and Malheur counties
thu lauds aru level lu many instances
and much soil could Iki reclaimed by
running thu river out iiM)ii thu valleys.
Reservoirs might bu built at convenient
(Kjints to store thu winter and spring
moisuru ami prevent waste.
"I found many places which could bu
made fertilu by thu sinking of artesi
an wells, and I would favor thu govern
ment sinking one exiieriinental well on
one of those level uplands now dubbed
as 'deserts.' I would suggest sotting
up tin apparatus capable of sinking
through 3000 feet of thu basaltic forma
tion, and thu appropriation for this ex
ierimunt should not bu less than $20,
000, though wu would probably use it
all. There would be no use in begin
ning the experiment, however, without
being prepared to put it through. If
the people of Oregon want this exper
iment made, they must ask for it as
the people of other sections do when
they want anything.
"I would also favor the making of a
complete map of eastern Oregon, based
ob careful hydrographlc surveys.
This would necessitate placing a corps
of surveyors in the Held for several
months, while a government observer
should bu stationed at some point along
such streams as the Joint Day, Des
chutes, Owyhee, and the Malheur. The
volume of the current should 1h measur
ed dally for several years, and a careful
record foi warded to Washington. This
method has been pursued In various
portions of the United Slates with pro
lit tothe communities interested. Oro-
OKIUXAXCK XO. I!i7.
An ordinance governing the building of
(lues and repealing ordinance Xo. ML',
City of Similiter, entitled "An Ordi
nance Governing t ho Huildlng of Flues,'
and repealing ordinance Xo. 14 of thu
Town of Sumpter, approved July 2nd,
18SW. entitled "An Ordinandi Govurn-
of Hues and Amend
ing the Hulldiug
TlIK ClTV OK StlMITKH DoKS Oltll.US AS
Section 1. That all (lues within all
buildings in the city of Similiter shall
bu constructed of brick or stone, and
shall bu at least four Inches thick and
plastured on thu inside, and when such
llttu passes through or is near woodwork,
such lluu shall also be plastered on the
outside; all chimneys and (lues shall ox
tend at least three feet above the roof of
thu building in which they are situat
ed. Section '2. Xo stovu pipe in any
building shall enter into any lluu unless
said stovu pipu shall lie at least twelve
inches from the lloor or ceiling of such
building, and no stovu pi no shall pass
through any wooden partition unless it
is guarded by a double collar ventilator,
and no stovu pipe shall pass through
any window, sido or roof of any build
ing. Section It. Thu owner of any build
ing within thu city uf Sumpter, where
in is situated auv chlmtiev or lluu which
has not been constructed in accordance
with thu provisions of this ordinance, or
other ordinances of thu city or town of
Sumpter, relating to thu construction
of Hues heretofore adopted, is hereby
required to construct or re model any
and all Hues in such building so as to
comply with thu provisions of this
ordiilance, by thu 15th day of Septem
Section A. After the Kith day of
September, 1IH)1, it shall bu unlawful
for any jierson to build or maintain a
liru in any stovu, grate or llru placu in
any building lu which there is not a
lluu or chimney connected with such
stove, grate or llru place, constructed in
compliance with the provisions of thu
ordinance of thu City or Town of Sump
ter, relating to thu construction of flues
heretofore adopted, or to build or main
tain a lire in such stove, grate or tiro
placu and in connection with such lire,
make use of any stovu plHi erected in
any building In such a manner as to 1m; in
violation oi fection two ol this ordi
nance, and any person who shall violate
this section of this ordinance shall,
upon conviction thereof In thu Recorder's
court of the city of Sumpter, bu lined
not less than tun nor more than one
hundred dollars, or shall ho imprisoned
in thu city jail not less than live nor
more than llfty days, ami the owner of
any building who Shall fail to construct
or re-model any lluu or Hues in any
building owned by him so us to comply
with the provisions of this ordiiiuuoo bv
thu 15th day of September, 1001, shall
upon conviction of such failure in
the Recorder's court, of the City of Simili
ter, Ihi lined not less than ten nor more
than one hundred dollars, or bu impris
oned in the city lull not less than live
nor more than llfty days.
Section 5. That OrniuuucuXo. 112 of
thu City of Humpter, entitled "An Or
dinance Governing thu Hulldiug of
Flues," and reivealing ordinance Xo. 14
of thu Town of Sum (iter, approved July
2nd, 181)8, untitled ,5An Ordinance Gov
erning thu liuildiiig or Flues and
Amendments Thereto," approved Muy
20th, 1001, bu and thu same hereby
Passed the council August 30, 1001.
K. L. Man.mno,
Recorder of thu City of Similiter.
Approved August 31, 1001.
J. II. ROIIHINB,
Mayor of the City of Sunptor.
Thk Miner is receiving daily, many
new subscribers, who are taking advan
tage of the special offer, advertised else
where in this issue, to participate in the
distribution of $15,000. The' offer is an
honest, bona fide one, open to old and
new subscribers. Read it on page 10 of
TIMBER LAND, ACT JUNE 3. 187S.-NOTICE
UnlteJ Stale LanJ Oflice, .
La (Sr.in.li', Oregon, Julv 15, ivoi. I
Notice Is hereby given lint In compliance with the
provisions ol the act ol Congress ol June J. 1878
entltleJ "An net (or Ihe sale ol limber lanJs In the
Slates ol California, Oregon, Neva Ja, an J Washing
Ion 1 errltory," as cxtenJeJ to all Ihe Public LanJ
Stales by act ol August 4, 1841,
SARAH JANE 1IIIIIALS,
ol Bkr Clt). lounty ol llaker, state ol Oregon, has
this day ti ej In this oflicp her sworn statement No.
810, tor the purchase ol the w ! mi 1-4 sec o, w '.i
ne 1-4 ol section No. ), In lownsh'p No 7 S range
No 8E WManJ wlllotfer proof to show that the
Ian J sought Is more valuable lor Us timber or stone
than (or ag' "llural purposes, anJ to establish her
claim to ya.ai.inJ before the Register anJ Receiver ol
this oflice at La (iranJe, Oregon, on SaturJay, the
jlh Jay ol October, tuot.
She name as witnesses:! eroy II. Tibbals, William
L. Smith, II. (i. EJ nunjson, James Reeves, all ul
Anv anJ alt persons claiming adversely the above
JescrlbeJ lanjs are reouestej to file their claims In this
oflice on or belore sa'J Mil Jav ol Oclober. loot
li. W. IIAUUI.TT, Register.
TIMBER LAND, ACT JUNU 3, -NOTICU
UnlteJ States LanJ Oflice,
La (iranJe, Oregon, June 4 igoi. I
Notice Is hereby gUcn that In compliance Hlth the
provisions ol the act ol Congress ol June 1. 1818,
entitle.! "An act lor the sale ol timber lanJs In Ihe
states ol California, Oregon, NcvaJa, anJ Washing
ton Territory," as extcnJeJ to all the Public LanJ
States by act ol August 4, 180a,
JOHN II. DORSEY
ol llaker City, County ol llaker, State ol Oregon, has
this Jay ItleJ In thlsoltice his sworn statement No.
808, for the purchase ol tlienoU ol section No. 11
In tn No, 10 s, r No 16 12 W M. anJ will offer proof to
show that the lanj sought Is more valuable forllstlm- j
I'cr or siuiie man iui ai;niuiiiirfli pui puses, ana 10 es
tablish his claim to saij lanJ before the Register anJ
Receiver of this nlliceat Iji (IranJe, Oregon, on
IrlJ.iy, the i)lli Jay ol Sept,,ivw.
He names as witnesses: I reJerlck While, of Sump
ter. Or.. Lrnesl Cadau, ol Sumpler, Or., August Ca
Jau.ol Sumpter, Or., Wm. Rafferty.nf Whitney, Or.
Any anJ all persons claiming adversely the above
JescrlbeJ lanJs arc requested to file their claims In
litis nlhce on or belore salj 1 jlh Jay ol Spct, tout,
li W. IMMUilTT, Register.
TIMUER LAND, ACT JUNE 1, i8,8.-NOTIGL-TOR
UnlteJ Stales LanJ Oilier. 1
La Grande, Oregon, July q, igoi. I
Notice Is hereby given that In compliance with the
provisions of the act of Congress of June ), 1878,
entltleJ "An act lor the sale ol timber lands In Ihe
States ol California, Oregon, Nevada, anJ Washing
Ion Territory," as cxtenJeJ to all the Public LanJ
States by act of August 4, 1841,
ol McL'wen, County of llaker. Stale ol Oregon, has
this Jay lilej In this office his sworn statement No.
816, for Ihe purchase ul the sw U sw H sec 8, w H
nw i, nw li sw ( of section No. u In township No.
to s, range No. )8, h WManJ will offer proot to show
that Hie land sought Is more valuable for Its timber
or stone than lor agricultural purposes, anJ to estab
lish his claim to salj Ian J before the Register anJ Re
ceiver of this office al La (iranJe, Oregon, on
Thursday, the jtth Jay of September, mot
ile names as witnesses: (ieorge I-. darjne of Ma
ker City, Ore., I ewls (iarjner, l.lmer a) lor, Hub
ert Duvall, ol McEwcn, Ore.
Any anJ all persons claiming aJveisely the above
JescrlbeJ lanJs are requested to tile their claims In
this oflice on or belore salj 6lh Jav of September,
ooi. li. W. IIAHIIU1T, Register.
riMUER LAND, ACT JUNE j, 1878.-NOTICE
I OR I'UHLICATION.
UnlteJ States LanJ Office, (
La (iranJe, Oregon, June 37, ivui.)
Nonce Is hereby given Dial In compliance with the
provisions ol the act of Congress ol June 1, 1878,
entltleJ "An act for the sale ol Umbel lanJs In the
states of Calllornl.1, Oregon, NevaJa, anJ Washing
Ion Territory," as extendeJ to all the public lanJ
states by acl of August 4, 1841,
LEWIS II. (1ARDNEK,
ol McEwen, County ol llaker, Slate ul Oregon, has
this Jay filej In this office tils sworn statement No.
811, for the purchase of the se ne ',i, ne !( self
sec n, anJ w J4 sw M of section No u, In township
No 10 south, ol range No 8 I: W At, anJ will
oiler prool to show that the lanJ sought Is more
valuable lor Its timber or stone than lor agricul
tural purposes, and to establish tils claim to
salj lanJ belore the Register anJ Receiver of this
unice ai u wranje, uregon, on Wednesday, Ihe ajlh
day of September. 1001,
He names as witnesses: John Calhoun, Thomas
M. llrltten, Charles Taylor, James If. Worley, all ol
Any anJ all persons claiming adversely ih nbnvi.
described lands are renueltrj In lit lhlr rl.lm. In
this .office on or before salj sjili Jay of Septem-
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