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THE SUMPTGR MINER
Wednesday, July 22, 190?
The Sumpter Miner
URIISHRI) DVIHV WRDNMDAY BV
T. 0. flWVNNL.
Fntereti fll the poitolflce In Sumpter. Oregon, tor
trammlilon through the malls at tecuni clati
ALWAYS IN AIIVANCB.
Ol I IC.IAI. l'A"i.H Ol 1 UK CITV OF SUMPTLH
Tim citizens of Hiimptur have
hIiowimI their pintfreHslvuiie-M liy
voliiiKMowtliiihilHiit din city oluctlon
hold Monday. Tliu city is rapidly
building up 11111I UiIh public improvo
initiit Ih n ritiip in tint rllit direction.
Thiirii 1h umiit activity lit tliii
viirloiiM iroiiirtli)H hi tint Humptiir
(llHtrllit. A Vllst HIIIOIHlt of ill)-
vitliipuiiiul work In lining done, mill
11 grout 1I011I of iiiiii'liliinry Ih doing
iiiHtnlliiil. Mom nil J Ih urn going i
mill morn are biting planned at thin
tlinii tlmii over before In the liiritnry
of II111 camp. Mining linri) Iiiih
ronitlvnd mi unprecedented impetus
thin himhoii iind there Ih every
oviiliiiii'ii Unit tliii Industry will grow
morn rapidly from tliiH on.
Tim truth of tlm old saying Unit
gold Iri wlinrn you lltnl It In again
llturilrnliMl liy the dlnoovory of tlm
ynllow umtiil in llniHutoui) liy Camp
mill Wade 011 tlmir Hour (lulcli pro
perty. Ho far it nppciirH that tlm
deposit 1m viiry rli'h, mid tlm occur
rence of koIiI In thlri formation an far
an, tlm Hiiinplor illHtricl In cnncurimd
In iiiito iiiiiiMual. Thiiro him always
liniin a disposition on tlm part of
proHpiNitorri to coullim tlmlr nonrt'h
largely to tlm tuotlmr lode, mid to
niiikit all tlmlr locations in tlm
vicinity of big uiIiiiih. VVIiilo there
is sumo logic in thiH, yutit frequently
ocmira that rich llncls have been
iiiudii in itiiiHUHpeetod localities
remote from any mother loed.
Hclouco has ilono 11 great dual for
th mining industry. ,l n"rt reduced
operation to n practical IiuhIh, mid
has furnished lirollablomnch luforma
tiou roUtlvo to tlm formation of
vol u, tlm lawn of occurrence ami so
on, but tlmro arc many theories more
of the Imaginary than NCleutltla
order. Hut science la working
lnduntrioiiHly, and thu great mystery
rgardlug mlimral deposits I
gcradually being fathomed.
Tbo estimate made liy the treasury
dopartinoiit Juim 1, lOOH, of tho
available gold '" tlm United States
plactMt llgurcs at tlm vast total of
l,'JOI,44r,l'J4. Tlm greater part
of thiH total doubtloHH represents
gold extracted from mines of our
own country, and thin Ih doing added
to at tlm rate of a hundred million
dollar per year, tho United States
producing, t)0,UOU,000, aud the
romalntiVr from other sources hiioIi
mh Canadian, Yukon, Australia,
Mexico, etc. Some gold 1m now aud
then shipped abroad, and lu financial
circle much ado Ih made over hiicIi
shipments, but on clone study one
can readily sew that a matter of
twenty-live millions, or oven fifty
mllllouH gold shipped abroad Ih a
mora bagatelle wheu compared with
the country 'h vant gold wealth. The
United State U far ahead of any
othor country lu ita gold holding.
Tho gold wealth of thin ami other
countrloH U mostly held in vaults,
but llttlo of It being lu circulation.
1 1 backa up government aud lunik
issues, aud throughout the world U
tlm one standard nover-cbuugiug
commodity. Mining World.
Tho Supremo court of Montana
Iiiih decided that a proHpoctor or
minor ciinnnt enjoin others from
exploring ground on which ho Ih
working, provided no diHcnvory bun
been niiido. In other words, a loca
tion cannot ho miido until thcro Iiiih
lienn a discovery of mineral hearing
lock. In thociiHoof Monrgo (Icmnioll
vh. John Swain and ntherri to
rent nil n by injunction tho dufoudautH
from proripeutiug cortain ground on
which tho pluliitiir wiih iiIho operat
ing, tlm court hold that tho noticoH
poHtcd hy tho plalntilf did not croato
any now right or oulargo thono
provioiiHly oxlHting. Tho court
ikIiIh: "A notice of locution posted
upon minora! land before a discovery
Iiiih been niiido in an uliHoluto nullity.
Tlm mere fact that tho plalutilf
wiih enjoined from continuing IiIh
work, mid that, too, wrongfully, iih
determined hy HiIh court, did not
alter tlm relative right of tho
partloH or entitle tho nppolliiut
to mi injunction lu thiH
iiiako iiho of tho writ of In
to Hccuro priority of
discovery or locution on or apparent
Hiiperiority to u mining claim."
SEWER BONDS VOTED.
Proposition Carried By Major
ity Of Fourteen.
Tlm city olectlon hold Monday to
provide for issuing 15, 000 worth of
fifteen year nix porcout bonds for tho
construction of a newer system,
resulted in a majority of fourteen lu
favor of the IioiiiIh, out of n total
of 1H(! votes cant. Following uro
tlm returns by wards:
Ward No. I- 7 for, 25 iigaiunt;
Ward No. 'J -27 for, 22 agalunt;
Ward No. '. l'. for, 28 ugaiiirit;
Ward No. i - 2!l for, 1 1 agaiunt.
Total 10U for, Htl agaiunt.
Tho council will procood at onco
to advortlne for bida on the bondn.
Ah ntatod they are fifteen year nix
per cent bond with Interest payable
At last nlght'H meeting of the city
council Recorder Start was inatructod
to advertlao for bid ou the newer
boudn and the matter la to bo hurried
along bh rapidly an possible.
RETURN FROM IMNAHA.
Mum. Smith od Hits Vuit ThU Well
Known Copper Cmp.
K. Sandernou Smith and Kuglneer
N. Hbhh returned a few days ago from
a trip to tho Imnaha Copper camp
aud the adjacent milling nectlou.
They ntate that Imnaha ban great
poMl'.illltleH, but-lt will riHiuire. much
capital to develop tho ronourcos.
The return was made ou the
ateamor Imnaha, thin being her third
trip. On board tho steamer was a gov
ernment engineer with a corps of
assistants inspecting tho Snake Hlvor
to make recommendations for Im
proving tho chauiiol to render naviga
tion lesa difficult.
Judge M. H. Keoae, of Lincoln,
Nebraska, arrived In the city this
week to look after mining interests.
In company with hla sou, II. A.
Reese, who has beeu hero some
time, ho left today to visit the Rod
Delay On Account Of Mis
placed Line Shaft.
I Owing to tho delay by tho railroad
company lu forwarding tho misplaced
, lino shuft for tho Sumpter Sampling
aud Tenting Works, tho company has
boon unable to start oporatioua as
hoou us oxpoctod. All tho niachiuory
Iibh boon act, the stumps in plaoo, tho
mortor down aud everything roudy to
couoct up the minuto tbo lino shaft
arrivos. Tho abaft la oxpoctod any
day aud tho plant will bo going in
u short tlmo. Tho assay olHco In
connection has boon in operation for
tho past wook.
In the raoantlmo tbo company has
boon buying nud storing ores. Tho
Institution til Jh ii long folt want In
tho district, since It not only
furnishes u niarkot for tho small
owner, hut tho com puny is proparod
to test orcH and muko recommenda
tions iih to tho proper mot hod of
treating them, thiiH obviating tbo
element of chuueo or oxporlmont as
far us tho operator who contemplates
tho erection of a mill is concerned.
Company Will Cany on Continuous De
velopment. Tho Crackor-lllghland company,
which began operations rocontly on
Ita Cracker Creek property, Is doing
Hiirfaco work to dofluo tho lodges of
which thoro are throo, two ten foot
aud ouo forty, carrying good values.
A crosscut will bo started in a
short tlmo at a dlstuuco of about
400 foot from tlm veins which will
givo a dopth of 200 foot. Tho
matingom out stutos that continuous
dovolopmout is to bo carried on.
THE JOHANNESBURG GOLD MINES CO.
Hrqin-sts'tbat its prnoettion be in
vestigated. It is high class. Send for
prospectus and engineer's report. 1'rico
50 cents. Dividends assured by October.
tll-S-4 Wlltti ktlli Int. In aiplM Calif.
Rtftrtnct: Suit Bank & Truil Co.
fJR. PEARCE & ANDERSON
Physicians and Surgeons
luarrn qinisal hospital
. .. i Orrici, Main ill.
Taltphoa J hoipitai. Main !.
F. K. HOBSON.
Civil and Mining Engineer.
U. S. Dputy Mlntral Surveyor (or Ortfon. En
Inttr (or tnt City ol Simpler.
Utrr(iil Pataat tiritfa. lln Prlatlag
QHAS. H. CHANCE
ATTORNEY AT LAW
City MUritf M. I. CeaalHltiar
Rooms and , First Bank of Sumpter
OMc Phone No. oi Rttldtnc Phona No. ti
DR. L. T. BROCK
Physician and Surgeon.
I an now prtparti to rKtlvt and trtal palltnta.
both mtJIcal ana urlcl. In Ih Nil culpp4
prlvat .anllarlura In Iht country. Nlct qmtt horn,
with tralntJ and iprlnccJ nurit always In at
tnianc. Up-to-Jait urlcal work a spatially
p A. E. STARR.
Ctnlir, cor. Hlfh Si.
Sunpttr, Ortf on
. . Sumpter .
GENERAL DEALERS IN
Shelf and Heavy
and Steel Pipe
" HERCULES "
Fuse and Caps
C. C. Basche
E. P. Bergman &
Mill Street, New Building.
AUSTIN MEAT CO. Props.
Butcher and Packer
Fresh and Cured
Sausage of all Kinds