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THE SUMPTER MINER
Wednesday, March 9. 9Q4
The Sumpter Miner
OFFICIAL PAPER OF THE CI TV OF SUMI'TER
PUtlUMIBD IVIRV WIDNBSDAV IV
J. W. CONNELLA
T. fi. OWVNNI-.
Enteral at thr poatofllct In Sumpttr. Oregon, tor
'rantmlitlon through th malli at tcconJ clan
all Mctntht .
ALWAYS IN AUVANCB.
CameL were used in thin country
to carry Hit 1 1 ncroMH tint desert to Vir
ginia City, Nttviitlii iiiIIIh in 1801.
TIlU (IWIItTM Of II Hllll deposit Stltlt to
AhIh mill purchased nine Hadrian
camels, iiihI used thiiiii fur u year or
twti. Knoli mihiuil carried about 5(11)
IhiiiiiiIh, itr twice mh much in it pack
imilit. Tlitty nt o nuiirly every kind
of desert vegetation. Tint cllort,
tinwevor, did nut prove a success mid
(hit milmiilH tliittl nr escaped.
Nnuli Itiiliy, Hiild tu tiu tin oldest
tiiiiii In Aiuiirit'ii, died in 11 New Jer
titty iKiorltiiiiHit tint titlinr tiny, lie
was l.l'J yearn old, according ttt ttll
tiuthitutlcntcd records, mid luid been
i subject tif charity for tint IiihI
thirty years, lit) boasted Unit h hud
boon ii smoker for more tliiin 120
yearn, mid liml used lliiiur freely
4iut il ho (tiittirt'd tint poorhuusc and
wiih forced ttt give it up. It in sad
(hut hit hinl to quit tint whiskey
(hi lilt. No ilnulit hu would hitvo
llt'iitl u ltwt filtl nun liml liai liiiuli
it it r siu ! aK iuiii MU iuvi
.allowed to continue It.
The cymildu process is iu use.
doing splendid duty, lu every mining
country nu the globe. Practically
vry large mining company lu autl
.about Dciidnood, South Dakota, uses
the process aud at Cripple 'Creek
tnauy mines urn using or contemplat
ing using cyanide. Cyanide's great
est success la in the Hand, South
Africa, where It lias practically made
tint district. No less than sixty
mines there are treating their ores
with cyanide aud with results that
Iiiitu converted once presumed worth
less properties into big dividend
VuyeiH. Here iu eastern Oregon there
rn several cyanide plants that are
giving satisfactory results, aud others
will bit installed this year.
Those uuaciiialutetl with mining
tlo not understand the situation autl
tre uniii''uniuteil xith coiillftlons
wiirroiiu Hug the mining Industry.
It is slow work sinking a shaft or
driving a tunnel. Hut two or three
men ciiu work iu a shaft or a tunnel
at a time, says tint I'licitlo Coast
Miner, and but few feet of advance
can bit Hindu in a titty. If a mining
4'iimpiiuy had a million lu its trims.
my, no gicalcr haste could hu made,
tiud it is only until a mine is opened
by shafts, tunnels, cuisscuts winzes
iiml upriiiters that mi army of men
can be 1'iiployed; ami, tu wot I; u
large iium! it of men successfully ii:nl
prolltably, the mine must llrst lie
equipped with the necessary ma
ohlneiy. The New Vork Commercial cites
the weakness of Japan's position lu
insisting Itussiiiu oiicmiiohnieut on
Chinese territory, iu that Japan is
now iu open nlliauce with the most
tini'OUHoiniinhle laud grabiug power
(be world has ever knovui. Iu pait
(be Commercial says:
"A point wherein Japau is exceed-
I Italy lame lu tryiug to defend ber
resistance to Russlnu encroachment
lu China is that at this moment alio
is iu open nlliauce with a power, in
comparison with whose exploits in
the way of laud-grabbing, those of
Russia urn hh 'water unto wine.'
There is not a quarter on the globe,
China included, in which Great
llritiiiu has not seized territory to
which Hlit Irid not a morsel of moral
or valid claim, aud although It was
hurely yesterday that she appro
priated the Trausvnal by sheer force
of nruiH, tlirj ally of JapHii hit" the
elfrontery now to nut horse it up us a
defender of the 'Integrity of China.'
"It Is lamely on account of Great
llrlliiiu'H iiotorioiiri tecord as a land
grabber that there is a considerable
iiuilercurreut of popular sympathy In
the United States with Russia In the
present struggle in the Far Hast
Nations in well as individuals are
'known liy the cumpauy they keep'
autl Japan can hardly hu surprised if
many people lu tills republic should
ilouht her tinod faith lu tint present
juncture, wleu they ncLer iu a hard-and-fast
partnership with the gtcatest
International highwayman and foot
pad of hiftnry. It In a trito paying
that 'It takes a thief tu catch a thief,'
hut no holiest n an deliheratt'ly joins
hands with a t otorious crook to ac
complish hie finis. "
The secret oi Japauesc virility mid
progress doubtless lies in the fact
that the Japs area by hi Id race.
While- they have a good pir cent of
Mongolian blood iu them, this Is by
no menus pure, lu fact many incline
to the belief that the predominating
strain is Malay. A French scieutitlc
observer estimates that the race is
made up of slx-teutbs Malay, three
tenths Mongol, aud one-tenth mixed
races. Tbe emperor himself is said
to closoly resemble tbe Malay type.
It is geuorally conceded by stu
dents of anthropology that race hy
bridization tends to tbe development
of more vigorous people, especially iu
cases where there is no radical dis
tinctness lu the amalgamating spo
cles. Japan Is au instance, aud
meidaevul Venice might bo sim
ilarly classed. Our own country is
also a notable example. In oppo
sition to this view it bas been urged
that mulattoes are of inferior vital
ity, Inheriting the intirmities aud
vices of both parents; but this posi
tion Is not supported by any very re
liable proof, Durwiu, iu discussing
the nature aud value of specific char
acters as applied to the races of man
iu the evolution of distinct peoples,
bas dealt somewhat exhaustively with
tills phase of the subject. He con
cludes t!tat both auimal and vege
table hybrids, when produced from
extremely distinct species, are liable
to piemtiture death; but on the other
hand, whet such is not the case, that
is to say, when the species are not
extremely different, the tendency is
towards increased vitality mid vigor.
The Japs come under this category,
ami are a notable instance in support
of the argument. On the contrary,
the Chinese me perhaps tbe purest
blood lu the world, aud their lack of
the characteristics which are brluging
the Japs to the front is too well
known to deserve comment iu this
District Attorney Jerome, of New
Vork, is trying to work up a teiiti
uieiit iu favor of liberalizing tbo
Rallies law. He compares Its uou
enforcement to Maine liquor law autl
cites tbo fact that both are in the
"hollow mockery" class. While the
city of New Vork deserves a inodltl-
cation of the Ralues law, tbe people
of tbe state at large are well satisfied
with it aud will not stand for any
change. So iu Alalue tbe "re-sub-nilssionlfits"
cut little figure politi
cally. Eveu tbe rum sellers are in
furor of the existing ttate of affairs,
alnco it is more profltalde to them to
sell without license.
It were far hetter to exact less
stringent laws aud see that they tiro
strictly enforced. An unenforced
law works a vastly greater harm than
no law at all. There Is an undercur
rent of lawlessness among tbe Amer
ican people which finds encourage
ment iu tbe laxity of exacting obedi
ence to existing regulations. A pro
hibition law that prohibits would no
doubt be a good thing, but one which
even t lie liquor dealers themselves
favor, is wotae tbau none at all.
The example of a broken law unpoli
shed is vastly worse aud more far-
reaching lu its elfccts toward encour
aging lawlessness, than a provision
of questionable liberality strictly
enforced. The one iuvltes Infraction
while the other compels obedience.
The following instruments were tiletl
st the linker countv court house during
the week ending Mtrch.S, 11)04.
REAL ESTATE TRANSFERS.
May 3, '02 M. Maley, to Jas.
llolcomb, 5 acres iu N. E. U S
!) R. 4.') E; 8400.
April 25, '02 -O. R. A N. Co. to
J. F. (ioodniau, lots U.'l aud 11 block
1, Jliiutiugteu: 850.
March 2 Samuel Southwlck aud
wife to Ueo. Stoddard, 100 acres iu
Sees. II aud 12 Tp. 11 R. 118 E;
Sopt. 8, '00 Mary E. Estes and
husband to John (1. Ilarblu, lot 0
olock l.'l, Leveu's addition to Raker
Feb. 2 Jobu S. Livingston, aud
wife to A. Hlndman, S. W. 1-4 N.
W. 1-4 Sec. 2 Tp. 11 R. 4!l E, Ex. 4
Nov. 1(5 Jos. Palmer aud wife to
Wesly Frazy, 28 acres iu N. 1-2 N.
E. 1-4 Sec. 20 Tp. 0 R. 40 E; 8150.
Dec. 2H- Wesly Frazy to Ellle
Rocky, west 24 acres of last above;
Feb 20 U. S. A. to II. H. Craus
tnu, 120 acres in Sees. 2!l aud 20 Tp.
8 R. 42 E.
Feb. 20 J. M. lloyd et al, by
sherilf, to O. T. Comwoll. 80x125
feet at west end of Valley Ave, Uaker
March 2 L. L. Foster ct nl, to
W. W. Looney 1-.1 aud to J. C. Mil
ler, 2-11 50x48 feet on Spring Garden
Avenue near City pumping station,
linker City; 81,200.
Dec. 12 S. M. Haines to Othn
O. Roberts, lot 12, block -7 Haines;
Jan. 14 linker City R. E. and
Hume Co., to Ed Ashtou, 100x50 feet
lu block 21 Atwood's udu to linker
May II, '02 Martin Mauley to Jos.
acres iu N.
0 R. 45 E.; 84,000.
O. Correll to L. J.
Chute, 80 acres in Sec. 2 Tp. 0 R. 40
Jully 3, '02 U. S. A. to Alfred
McChesiiey, 100 acres iu Sees. 10
and 20 Tp. 7 R. 118 E.
March 7 A. McCliesney aud wife
to Frank Pilling, same as last; 8100.
Match 5 E. II. aud N. C. Haskell
tu Louise Koester, lot 2 block 5
Fisher's udditlou to Uaker City;
June 4 Eleanor Dulfey and bus
baud to E. L. Kirk, east half ot lot 4
N. llolcomb. 5
W. 4 Sec. II T,
March 7 S.
block 1, Duffey North addition to
Dec. 0, E. P. and Chas. Castor
to A. McCbesney, lots 12, 13 and 14
block 1. Rock Creek; 805.
Feb. 211 T. F. Rea autl Geo. W.
!rn to A. K. Spltzer, two-thirds in
terest iu Teun, and Santiago No. 1
aud 2 qimrtz claims; 8100.
March 1 George R. Durkee to M.
N. Thompson aud E. C. McDougall,
Victor quartz claim; 8100.
NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR
UNITED STATES PATENT.
Mineral Application No. 287.
Uulted States Laud Office.
La Grande, Ore., March .'I, 1901.
Notice is hereby given, that Fran
cis S. Slater, of Canyon City, Graut
county, Oregon, has made application
for patent to what are known ns tbo
Iliudmati & Slater Placer Mining
Claims, the same covering and being
as follows, to-wit:
S. ... of S. E. H Sec. 8, & E.
of N. E 'i E. 'j of E. '& of
W. 4 of N. E. M & E. , of E.
of S. W
& N. E.
of S. E. '4' &K.
W. H f S. E.
of N. E.
i of Sec.
'4' of N.
10, S. II .'IU, E. W. M according to
the United States surveys, iu Raker
county, Oregon, autl lu no organized
milling district. The said applicant
applies for patent for tbo same as
Placer Mining laud under tbo lawn
of the United States, and under aud
by virtuo of a location made by ap
plicant, under the name ot F. ti.
Slater, aud E. Hiudmau of date April
22, 1808, and recorded May .1, 1808,
iu book E, page 431 Record of Placer
Mining locations of linker County,
Oregen: Also a relocation by said
parties of date October 9, 1901, aud
recorded October 10. 1901, iu book
G, Record of Placer Miulng Loca
tions of Baker Couuty, Oregou, at
page 1G4: Also a location by appli
cant of date Juue 17, 1895, aud re
corded July 3, 1805, iu bonk E,
pago 355 Record of Placer Mining
Locatious of liaker Couuty, Oregeu:
Also a location of date November 17,
1901, by J. D. Slater aud recorded
November 21, 1001, iu book G, page
171 Record of Placer Mining Loca
tions of Raker County, Oregeu:
Also a location dated July 8, 1902,
by J. W. Selby and T. K. Gurnee,
and recorded August 1, 1902, lu
book G, page 230, Record of Placer
Mining Locations of linker County,
Oregeu: Also n location dated July
8, 1902, in ado by J. L. Slater, Olivo
A. Sinter, VV. T. Slater, R. J. Sinter
W. N. Proobstel, J. O. Voung. Emory
Proebst'ul aud C. M. Hiuduinu, of
date July 8, 1002, mid reenrdod
August, 1902, In bonk G, page 230,
Record of Phccr Mining Locations
of liaker Couuty, oregou, the appli
cant being now the owner and in
possession of said claims by virtuo of
said locution and the conveyance to
him by the saitl locators and co
locators of nil their interest therein.
There are no adjoining claims.
All persons haviug adverse claims
thereto are required to present tbo
same before this olllco within sixty
days from tbo first publication of
this notice, or thoy will be barred by
tbe provisions of tbo statute
E. W. DAVIS, Register.
FRANCIS S. SLATER,
First date of publication March 9,
Last date of publication May 11,
1904. , :