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About The Sumpter miner. (Sumpter, Or.) 1899-1905 | View Entire Issue (Feb. 18, 1903)
THE SUMPTER MINER
Wednesday, February 18, 1909
AT THE CITY HALL.
Business Transacted at
Last Meeting of the
At tin) regular moating of tlio city
council on liiHt TliurHilny night, thu fol
lowing ImihIiichh was transacted:
An ordinance wim passed for tlio tax
ing and killing of dogs and to repeal
ordinance No. 132. Tlio dog tax wiih
placed at 2 formates and f.r for females,
and tlio law Is inoro Htrict than tlio
An ordinance creating thu olllco of
city scavenger, dellnlng IiIh duties and
MiworH and fixing IiIh compensation.
I lis salary wiih placed at (20 pur mouth,
and IT) per cunt on collection of oll
An ordinandi to provide for the pro
tection of electric light plants in thu city
of Similiter and to provide for a hiiIII-
ciuiiliiud continuous supply of light to
fa id city.
Tim mayor made tlio following ap
pointments which were continued by
thu ceuncil: N. (J. Ilicliards as city
attorney ; and Mr. Longill as city m-av
Thu following hills wore presented
and allowed :
C A. .IoIiiih, indsi) 1:1.50
Italph Mead, hospital nurse 52.50
1'. S. Jackson, drayago H.OI)
llaschu h (Jo., hardware 10 75
Humpter l.umhur Co., lumlier. . . 8.75
O. II. McColloch, supplies 15.00
i. llnrkelood and V. Itoof, work ll.Itu
Kumpter Water Co., water 120.00
way, cover any defects which may now
exist, and place many features of pre'
sent mining regulations upon a better
Evidently Mr. Itobbins was In error
in copying from the Colorado law. Had
lie gave hack farther into the laws of
that state, he would have found that
when the mining Industry there was
young and strugling, that the laws were
not ho stringent as at present. Colorado
wiih very libonil in this respect in the
beginning, hut now her reputation is
ho well established, she can be aa Htrict
aa her law makers desire.
VVImtis one man's meat is another
man's poison. A condition or a law
which in favorable to one state may be
a detrement to another state. Un
fortunate conditions may be made by
Uirrowing constitutional provisions and
laws from sister states without Investi
gating their meritH or demerits.
DEATH FROM NATURAL CAUSES.
WATER IN I X L MINE
J. V. Ward, salary 70.00
H. S. Start 2.-I.H7
1". J. Cauavau 70.00
V. O. Jmiett (Ire chief 10.00
It. Miller 11.00
N. C. KIchurdH 5.50
Hiiinpler I, A. V. Co., lights. . . . 1211.33
Jackson tiros., meat, pest house 5.75
W. H. Ilawley, mipplit la.OO
Kdlln A Starbuck, groceries. . . . 1.K0
J. I Holland, hay HO
II. O. linker & Co,, supplies. ... .75
Mercer Drug Co., medicines.... 4.10
I,. T. Ilrook. salary Ill) 00
K. K, O'Kourke, supplies 111.00
!eo. Hall, lalMir
Mr. Hughes, hauling
II. Marshall, wood
Wayne Hwiug, watt'hmiiii,. . ,
S. Davenport, labor
Win. Schtilpius, drying hose. ,
J. W. Ward, killing dog
K. 1.. Manning, services
S. S. Start, See. I'ire Dept
l.arm llaird, supplies, pest
.. 2 MM
!:. Hand, salary IHMXI
WILL ANY MINING LAWS PASS?
A Numtxr Think Thtrt Will B No Bill
Ptutd Thli Smloo.
On Friday next, the. 20th instant, thu
present session of the Oregon State
legislature will adjourn sine die. At
this writing, it is the expressed opinion
of many that there will lie no mining
legislation passed, at least none that will
Iki of any real beuetlt to the industry.
It is an unfortunate fact that there are
too few inemberH from the mining dis
tricts in that honorable body to secure
the enactment of laws lor the benefit of
that which is considered an infant in
dustry in this state, and one so little un
derstood by a majority of the members.
It was hoed that the member from
this district would introduce, and have
t'liactod a law which would, in a general
Strong; Company in the Green
horns Forced to Stop.
Fred T. Kelly, of the I X L mines In
tlio (irruuhorus, has been troubled with
too much water underground lately and
is now forced to teinKrarlly suspend
operations on what bills fair to lie one
of thu bonanzas of that bonanza laud.
For a year or more Mr. Kelly, who Is
hacked up by a Texas company, Iiiih
been operating the 1 X I. group, located
within one mill) of Greenhorn City.
First a shaft wiih sunk, but the machi
nery wiih not heavy enough to handle
thu quantity of water encountered.
Next a whim was installed on another
vein and a shaft sunk which tapped thu
Thu I X 1. group consists of 180 acres
of patented mineral claims, and is locat
o I on thu divide, but strange as it may
appear, the ground is very wet, ho wot
in fact that much more powerful machi
nery will have to be erected to handle
the inflow, as thu proHsitlon is a sink
A portion of thu IX L company
laud la historic ground. For a long,
long time lieforu the knowledge of the
vast mineral ledges of this country was
known, an old forty niner made his
living for seventeen years by picking up
the rich float on the surface and by
burrowing in the ground for more.
This rock, much of which carried
values up into thu hundreds of dollars
ht ton, wiih run through an arastra
near the old mining camp of Robinson
vllle. Some of this pioneer's shallow
pit and surface ttuiuels can be seen to
this day, but it is not known what
uaut ty of the yellow metal he cleaned
It is the Intention of Mr. Kelly and
his associateH to thoroughly develop
their property before giving the matter
of erecting a reduction plant any
thought. The company is a close cor
poration and they have never placed any
stock uu the market.
Help Build Up The Wt.
Thu low rates from the east to the
west and the northwest, Febuary 15 to
April 110, will undoubtedly bring out
thousands ot settlers. Where they will
go is largely a i)ucstion of inducement.
It you are interested in securing any
eastern eople for your section of the
west, send their names and addresses
to thu undersigned. All the facts
and figures about the trip will
be promptly sent them. II. 8.
Itowe, General Agent, Chicago, Mil
waukee A St. l'aul Railway, 134 Third
Street, Portland, Ore.
N. J. McDuctt, a CarptaUr, Die Suddenly
in ThU City.
About eight o'clock last Monday
morning, Nicholas J. McDucit was found
dead in his bed at the Delmonlco hotel
in this city The landlady attempted
to have him called about the hourstatep
but could get no response. When the
door was oeiied he was found to be
dead, and had evidently expired several
hours before. He was lying with hs
hands folded across his breast as if in
sleep. City Physician Brock was sum
moned, and upon a hasty examination,
gave it as his opinion that Mr. McDucit
had died of heart trouble.
Deceased's wife and four children re
side in Baker City. He was a member
in good standing in tlio Woodmen of the
World, and carried 12000 insuranco in
favor of his wife. The body was moved
to the Cbbo undertaking parlors where
an inquest was held yesterday; tlio
verdict being that he came to his death
from natural causes. Yesterday after
noon thu remains wore forwarded to
Baker City for burial. A large num
ber of brother Woodmen wearing badges
of mourning escorted thu body to the
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Stockholders will learn some
thing to their advantage if
they will address ar. once, .
A. M. L
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TO WHOM IT
All persons are hereby warned not to trespass upon
or interfere with the water rights, placer ground or other
property of the Great Eastern Power and Light Company
of William A. McNaughten or the undersigned, situated
at and near the forks of Granite Creek and the North
Fork of John Day River, in Grant County, Oregon. Any
person or persons interfering with the above property
will be dealt with according to law.
THE GREAT EASTERN POWER AND LIGHT CO.
William A. McNaughten.
BY RANDALL H. KEMP
Resident Manager and Attorney in Fact.