THE SUMPTER MINER Wednesday, October 28, 1903 The Sumpter Miner OfriCIAL 1'AMER OF THE CITY OF SUMPTER PUHLISIIBI) BVBRY WIDNISDAV BV J. W. CONNELLA T. O. OWVNNE. - - EDITOR Entered it the potlofllce In Sumpter. Oregon, lor Itinimlnlun through the mll leconl clati titer. JUBiCltlMTION HAIRS One Ver fi.uo Six Month i.i) ALWAYS IN ADVANCE. Tim easiest thing In UiIh world to do Ih to ttmr down, destroy, knock. To Itlll III Up, Crolltll, llOOHt SIICCOHH- fully required hraiiiH mid work. Dnwio Ih having calamity bunded out to him in chunks. Now tluit IiIh oiirrlagit has I1111111 Hiiized for dolit, It iniiHt hit 11 consolation for lii 111 to know Hint liu Iiiih a (lory chariot to full back iiion After tlm poHtofllco department Ih cleared of 11m lioodlnrri iintl thoy urn liiiitltid in tlio pun. Attorney (lonoral Knox hIiouM o run ni 7.0 it lioiird of tnuutnl oxporlH, Including at least 0110 nowHpupor limn, mill rid tho do piirtiuotil of Its Irredeemable idlotH, liy sontouolug tliiim to tint hug lioiiMii. A chink liy tlm name of Ah Loo rnkotl in 0,700 tho othor uiKht from tho whiitil in 11 Hoiithorn Culiforiilu mining oninp, without 11 change of ox iroHHlon. Mr. Loo evidently Iiiih IiIh nyattim woll iiorfootod. May Im ho got 11 tip from A. Hiu who did Hill Nye mid Hint llurto In that iiiomor 11I1I0 gaum of oiiohro. In tho current number of Mo (Jluro'H iiiiiguitin Ih iiii nrliido on Labor OigmiiiitiniiH us tho Trusts' Now Tool; in which it Ih clearly shown Unit tho blackmailing lulior Iiohhoh in Now ork, two m, tliroo of whom Imvo been I'liuvioti'd and aro serving toriiiH in Hing Slug, wore working in (ho interest of tho big building trust, and on IIh pity roll. TIiIh triiHt Iiiih had no lulior tiouliloH to I'ouloiid with, whilo Hh compet itors Imvo lionii annoyed mid black iiiallod for eight months punt. Tho ill nudum of tho trust iiro among tho iiiohI proiiiiuout capitalists In tho world. An 1 such Ih tho commercial morality of tho llniinciiil ImroiiH. In view ot certain oxporimontH with radium at tho Pasteur Institute lu Paris, It would seem within tho bounds of reasonable speculation that this now motal may in time sup ply the virtuoH of a somewhat fanci ful hiuI long nought elixir of llfo. Itadical radium treatment appears to have a decidedly fatal olfeot upon smaller huIiiiiiIh, whllo an attenuated treatment itiHtoiid of bilugliig about fatal results, seems not only to in duco a hoiilthfiil condition but to J prolong life. For Instance rats and mice subjected to tho radical treat ment in a few days lout their hair, Inter went blind and Dually died, whllo under the attenuated tieatineiit, which is to say exposed to nullum for a shorter time or radium of a lower intensity, appealed to thrive mid wax fat. A notable Instance in point, at tho I'axteiir Institute cou- si a ted lu exposing the larvae of little worms that live In flour to the In fluence of radium, as related by Cleveland Moffett In the November number of McCluro'H, lu whloh in stance it had the effect of arresting organic development and oxtendiug tho llfo of tho lorvBO as such, long after thoir follows of contemporaneous birth had puHHed away as aged moths. Of tho several lartao on which the experiment was tried, ono lived with out change of form for a period of four mouths, a Hpuu of lifo threo times tho length of that accorded his follows. It Ih very much tho same, It Ih cited, as if a young man of twonty-ono should keep tho appear anco of this ago for two hundred and fifty ynarH. If tho offect of this metal upon lowor orguulo forniB under certain couditiotiH Is to pro long llfo docs It not Boom possiblo that It might bo applied to hlghor forms with tho same effect? Again, in vlow of tho romarkahlo modification of species produced by radium in tho biological laboratories at Horhouiio, iIoch It not appear prob able that traces of UiIh wonderful motal held in solution by prohlstor io ocean hIIuioh, wrought very marked changoH in tho lowor forms of organic llfo, producing deviations from tho original typo, or may bo focundating tho dead and inert protoplasm, and accounting of organic llfo ItHolff Tho recent oxporimontH show that tadpoloH at tho period of triiiiHition, in tho prosonco of radium aro changed into abuormiil dovlatloiiH from tho original type, or Into "monstors" as thoy Imvo beou tormod. Similar roHults Imvo boon obtained from uxporiiiionts with tho eggs of toud.4 air.l son urchins, and ovou tho growth of unfucuudated eggs of tho soa urchin, which Professor Looh producod with sallno solutions, has boon accomplitdied with radium. If Darwin were on oiirth. thlH would alford him a prolllablo field for iuvonvtlgatiou coiii'oruing tho origin of species, and oven the origin of lifo Itself. What Sixty-Cent Silver Means. If Hllviriiiotutiou8 remain at 00 '... cents, It will inciin an increase of nearly 9100,000 per month to tho mine owners of tho Coour iI'AIoiioh lu Idaho over prices received last yeai. Last year tho Cuour d'Alonos produced 5,527,132 oiiucch of Hilvor. Silver during 1002 was quoted as low iih I" ?h cents, which was lu December, whllo the highoMt average monthly quotation wiih in Fobruury, llfty-llvo ceutH. During 1002 tho avorago price roceivod by tho miuo owuors from the smelters was about tflfty cents. Tho total amount rcalizod, horoforo, on tho gross output at llfty cents was 92,703,500, or 9230, 000 per mouth. With silver at COS' cents an ounce, If tho quotation romaiua coustant, it can be easily seen what a financial harvest the initio owners of tho district will reap each mouth. Mining World. Fortune Company to Order Machinery Dr. It. N. ilacksou, of Spokane, president of the Fortune Mining and Smelting company, Dr. S. II. Murphy, of Itochcstcr, Now ork, Dr. 11. W. l'nrk, of MluueiipiiliH and F. Haeko mryrr, of Klmwonil, Nebraska, stock holders in tho company, p-isscd through tho city this afternoon en route to Denver, to order machinery for a mill to lie placed on the lied Lion at ouco. The company nlio t'outcmpliitcri placing a mill on the Humboldt in the near future. BUILD THAT R04D AND START THE WORK NOW A mlstakou impression pro vails hereabouts regarding the status of tho Sutnptor-Dourno right of way. It has been rumored around that tho Killen, Warner, Stewart company had forfeited its boud on the half iotorost hold by the late Thomas MoEwen, because of failure to pay certain moneys when due. Such aro not tho facts. Questioned regarding the mattor this forenoon by a Miuor represontatvio, D. L. Killen said: "When you asked mo regarding this roport a week ago, I told you that all tho money bad boon paid . Hero aro tho proofs of my assertion." Thou Mr. Klllou produced tho original option, slgnod October 23, 1002, calling for tho payment of 91500 within fifteen days, lu addi tion to tho 9500 thou in escrow, which this coutract released, tho chock in payment for which was dated Soptombor 13. This check tho Miuer was shown; another for 81150, dated November 0, ono day boforo tho paymout was duo, and another for 9000, dated November 8, ono day atfor tho full paymont was duo. Mr. Killen stated in explanation that 9250 of tho last named check went to II. L. McLaln for an option ou his quarter interest in tho francihso, whloh ho also secured through Mr. MoEwen, as Mr. Mo Lulu's attoruoy lu fact. He also has this power of attoruoy. Tho remain lug amouut duo Mr. MoLaiu was never paid, aud tho boud expired in July of this year. Tho other 9350 of tho 9l'00 check completed tho payment of tho 91500 duo Tom Mo Hwou. Unfortunately, t hero bus been souio bitterness ougendcod regarding this matter, owing to unfounded street rumors and tho ill-advised publica tion in tho Morning ltoporter of articles attacking Hela Kadish directly aud D. L. Killen indirectly, intimat ing that ho had never paid Tom McKwon what ho owed him. Wheth er or not these articles wcro in spired; whether or not that Inspira tion was drawn from tho money that that paper boasted it know was not counterfeit, it would be profitless to discuss. One thing is certain, some damage has lu this way been done. Tho Miner hopes that it is not irreparable. Tho situation Is liko this, llola Kaldsh controls a half iuterest in tho right of way. Anthony Mobr and his associates control the other half, having tied up the quarter each of Messrs. Phllpbrlck and McLaln. It would seem to be good business sense for these two contending In terests to meet amicably and endeavor to sottlo their differences, unite ou the enterprise and build the road without farthor sparring for points. A scrap at this time will dofeat tho enterprise, aud the road is what this towu wants, presumably also, tho peoplo who aro promoting It. Siuco writing tho above, Soymour II. Hell has shown in tho office of The Miner a bill of salo from II. L. McLaln to the Sumpter Lumber com pany for Ids quarter iuterest in the right of way; consideration, 91,000. This puts the proposition in a still diirereut shape. 1 tn t lil that rotid aud start the work now. That Sumpter-llourno railroad enterprise is rapidly degenerating Into farce, a game of childish horse play. The latest development, about noon today, was the alleged transfer of the Phllbrick quarter interest in tbo right of way to Al tieieer. The purpose of this move is obvious and comment is unnecessary. Two years ago Seymour Bell started in to promote this road, and with tbo aid of tho county commissioners demonstrated that this right of way, over which all the present contest Is being waged, was not absolutely necessary, that It Is not tbo In dispensible key to the situation. At that time tho money could not bo raised. Now three different syndicates claim to have funds available for the purposo aud, from tho best Information tho Miner can obtain, none of them aro dealing out hot air. The ono tbat starts wrok first will win popular approval, which Is a desirable asset as things stand now; for valuablo franchises are yet to bo granted by the City of Sumpter. If Henry Hewitt takes a notion to build that road, he will do it and ignore a doen opposition rights of way, fight tho thing out in tho courts aftor ho has bis road in oporaiton. That is his way of doing business. Tho only sensiblo courso for tho opposing factions to pursue is to get together, treat each othor right and build tho road jointly, harmoulously. Tbero is no disposition on tho part of Messrs. Killen, Doll or Mobr to bold anybody up. They aro all acting in good faith aud thoro ought not to bo auy insurmountable difficulties in the way of these threo representatives of soveral interests an agreement. GOLD SAVING PROCESS. ARABIAN KNIGHT'S TALE. Ooneral J. L. Weaver has returned, from New York, where he went some weeks ago with 510 ounces of amalgam secured from his uow gold machino started on tho Suako river, near Cirandviow. Tho general submits results of the analysis of tho amalgam, which show startling figures. Tho llgures below iudicnto tho follow ing saving per yard of gravel put through the machine: (Sold, 983.5; silver, 913.0; platinum and pallaldum 914.03. Total per yard9, 24.58. (u additiou tho machino saves black sand concentrating 100 to ono. This black and assayed 9454.75 in gold aud 9210 platinum. Cleneral Weaver announces that he baa organized a largo company to manufacture machines and to work gravel. It takes over 20,000 acres of ground in this state, on which he secured an option. He says flvo machlnos aro to be put upon the market at Snake river. Tho machine works on the prlnolple of forcing , sand against amalgam plates, tho gold having a hundredopportunltiesto come in contact with tho quiok silver.. Press Dispatch from Boise. PARTY OF NEBRASKANS HERE. Hon. C. J. Warner, of Lincoln, Nebrafcka, arrived in the city this morning with a party of Nehraskans who aro hero to look over tho situa tion with a viow to investment. Mr. Warner spout somo timo hero dur lug the summer mouths, aud appears woll pleased with tho gonoral outlook of tho district. Confectionery. Fresh Candies and Fruit, Choico Lino of Cigars aud Tobaccos, at STURGILK'S.