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About The Sumpter miner. (Sumpter, Or.) 1899-1905 | View Entire Issue (Jan. 20, 1904)
Wednesday, January 20 1904
THb SUMPTER MINhR
STARS ON THE FLAG
Representative Shafroth, of Colo
rado, has evolved from be remote
reaches of bis inner consciousness a
plan for tbe rearrangement of the
stars on tbe national flag that would
cause tbe proverbial Philadelphia
lawyer to leap for joy. Briefly or,
at least, as briefly as possible bis
scheme runs this wise:
In the Held Oof blue he proposoa to
place a circle of thirteen stars repre
senting the orlgiual states, and then,
within this circle, to put a star com
posed of thirty stars representing tbe
same number of admitted states.
Next, two stars supposed to stand for
Wyoming and Utah, tbe last two ad
mitted states, are to be placed tem
porarily on a straight lino, one on
each side of tbe confer of tbo In
terior star; and then, on tbe ad
mission of bu additional state, tbo
three stars in tbe center of tbe inter
ior star are to form an equilateral
triangle In tbe center of the thirty-
fltar circle. On the admission of
two additional states the four stars in
the center of tbe stars are to be ar
ranged in the form of a square and,
as other states are peiiodically ad
mitted, tbe stars representing them
are to be moved about in difforent
ways within the circle of thirty stars.'
Next, tbe gifted statesman from
Denver Introduces this novel feature:
The representative stars of the
thirteen original states shall be Iden
tified by presuming tbe first star to
tbe right of tbe apex of tbe Interior
atar to represent tbe first state to
ratify tbe Constitution of tbe United
States (Delaware); and proceeding
to the right around the elide, tbe
remaining stars shall repressent tbe
other oiglnal states in the order in
which they respectively ratified tbe
Constitution of tbo United States.
The representative stars of tbe first
thirty admitted states shall be iden
tified by presuming the star forming
the apex of tbe interior star to rep
resent the first state admitted into
the Union (Vermont), and proceed
ing to tbe right, dowu and around
the arms, tbe succeeding stars shall
represent the various admitted states
in the order in which tbey entered
tbe Union, tbo additional stars repre
senting tbe last two admitted states
(Wyoming aud Utah) tn be identi
fied by proceeding from tbe left to
Mr. Sbafroth's idea, it will be
soeu, is to make "Old Glory" u sort
of floating history of tbo United
States. Why, however, does be leave
tbe task so incomplete? Why not
some deft arrangemeut that would
show, for example, which states were
carved out of the old Louisiana Pur
chase, or wbl'b kicked agalntt tbe
embargo act or took part in the
"whiskey" rebellion? Why uot
some devise to indicate wbicb states
insisted on ''crucifying mankind on
a cross of gold," or which constitute
tbe favorito abode of the trust octo
pus? Why not a six-point star to
represent tbe state in wbicb Poca
hontas rushed to tho rescue of John
Smith, or tbe status lu wbicb witches
and negroes have been burned at the
stake? So long as we intend to con
vert the flag into a kind of kinder
garteu, let a thorough job be mado
Mr. Shafroth is clearly wastiug bis
fine mind. A person with such au
intellect for intricate combinations
should be engaged in solving some
suob mystery as tbe thirteen puzzle
or "Button, button who's sot the
The following instruments were tiled
at the Baker county court house during
the week tnding .Tan. 10, 1004.
REAL ESTATE TRANSFERS.
and wife to
Sec. 3 Tp. 0
Dec. 10 L. J. Sisley
Atchle Sisley, part of N. W. ' Sec.
33 Tp. 11 R. 43 E. lying north of
II.' A. Perkins and, wife.
Firebangb, 00 acres in
R. 45 E; 12,300.
Sept. 25 Ueo. J. Bowman and
wife to Henry Liebe, 40x100 feet In
southeast part of block B, McCrary's
adn to Baker City; 1400.
Jan. 12 S. O. Correll to L. J.
Chute, S. W. S. W. '' Sec. 2 Tp.
0 R. 40 E; f 1,000.
Dec. 25, '02 Receiver to Henry
Ortman, 157 acres In Sec. 10 Tp. 11
R. 40 E; $303.
Jan. 14 H. H. Sallisbury and
wife to Wisconsin and Oregon lumber
company, 1C0 acres lu Sees. 7, 17
and 18 Tp. 11 R. 40 and 0 acres in
E. N. E. H Sec. 36 Tp. 10 R. 30
E. ; 11,000.
Nov. 2 Jasper . Clayton to
Cbas. A. and Tbos. Tibbs, S. E. H
Sec. 14 Tp. 10 R. 37 E; 11,500.
Jan. 120. O. Balsley and wlfo
to O. C. Shelley, 160 acres In Sees.
6 and 8 Tp. 7 R. 30 E; 11,000.
Dee. 60. C. Shelley to O. O.
Balsley, 160 aores in Sees. 17 and 18
Tp. 13 R. 337 E; 12,000.
Nov. 1 1 F. S. Thompson to Mis.
M. J. Wheeler, 150x250 feet east
end Valley avenue, Baker City; tl.
Aug. 28 C. L. Palmer to C. E.
Wood, lots 13 and 14 B. 14, Wllovale
Baker City; 150
Jan 12 F. S. Lack and wife to
S. O. Connell, 160 acres in Sees, U
and 2 T 0 R 4 0 fi; IK
" Jau 6 W. E. Leitner aud wlfo to
Peter Johnson, lot 4, B 43,
Jan. 18 Jan. Duupby and wife
to H. C. Armstrong, ,Si interest in
Brooklyn quartz claim; II.
Dec. 20 D. J. Malone and wife
to J. F. Dunn, interest in Potomao
quartz claim; tl.
Oct. 17 Henry W. Mubleisen to
Miss J. C. Quinn, 3-16 interesting
Summit oroup Mining claims; 9037.
Dee. 12 F. A. Willinms to Guy
E. Plerson, one-third interest In
Treasure Boy and Paymaster quartz
Jan. 13 Lawrence E. Reovos to
W. C Sanderson, ouo fifth interest
in Big Five quartz claim; 9500.
BURNT. RIVER TRADE .
IS COMING THIS WAY
W. M. Chamberlain and D. C.
Elliot, of Burnt Rivor, came in Sat
urday night with two teams loaded
with eight beeves, aud boforo noou
yesterday they bad disposed of tbelr
freight at good prices. After making
their purchases tbey left about noon
today, highly pleased with tbo rosult
of tbe trip, aud tbo prospect of a
market for their products.
The- new road is not yet opened
and therefore be journey bad to be
made by way of Wbituoy. Messrs.
Cbamberlaiu aud Elliot left Friday,
but got stuck in Burnt rivei, which
delayed them five or six hours. Tbey
had to cross tho rivor thirteen times
and travel almost double tho dietanuo
required .. by tbe new route. Tboy
will be back with another load next
week, but au effoit will bo mado bo-,
foro thou to open the new road, thus
shortening tho trip aud obviating
such frequent crossiug of tho stream.
Frank O'Rourke aud'a party will go
over tho routo next Sunday, and it is
thought by a llttlo work the road
can be made passable. Tboro aro
only three tulles to complete, and
half of this lays through sago brush
where but llttlo If auy work is re
quired. Tbo rest, by cuttiug out tho
fallerP'timbert cftO'ibe- 'opened up, it
is thought, in a short time. Several
teams have bceu promised, nud an
ample force will be takon to put tbo
road in shape for travol.
This is the way tbe Burnt river
contingent talked this morning to a
Miner representative before leaving:
"We aro more thau pleased with
tho results of our trip. We ex
porloncod no difficulty whatotor in
disposing of our beeves at good
prices. Tbe fact is, fhat wo could
have sold more If we had had thorn.
We bavo ougagod anothor load, which
we will bring in next weok. Tho
merchants here have treated us well,
and wo made a number of purchases.
Burnt river people are most enthu
siastic over the new road, and are
willing to contribute liberally toward
finishing it. It gives us easy accoss
to Sumpter, our nearest and best
market, and operates as an advantage
to our people and the business men
of Sumpter as well. We can furnish
all kinds of supplies, and this trip
has shown us that we will experience
no difficulty in disposing of them
If Mr. O'Rourke and his party suc
ceed in opening the road Suuday It
has been arranged to send word to
King's ranch, so that Messrs. Cham
berlain aud Elliot will know which
route to tako wfaeu they return next
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