. VOL. V. SUMPTER, OREGON, APRIL jo, 1904 NO. E. AND E. WILL PUT IN SAWMILL NEAR TOWN Bought M. H. Allen's Timber Claim And Let Contract of Operating Plant to W. Robertson. The Bourne Gold Mining company, commonly known as tie E. aud ., will put in a sawmill about a quarter of a mile above town on a timber claim acquired from M. JI. Allen. Mr. Allen was at Bourne yesterday nud doted the deal with the . and E. people for the sale of hit) timber. The mill to bo Installed bas been purchased of the Oregon and Wis cousin Lumber company and Ih now located at SMces (iulcb, aud tho con- tract for removing It and operating it bus beeu awarded to William Kobertsnn, of Sumpter. Mr. Robert sou will do the logging and have charge of the eutlre plant. His con tract calls for the delivery of 800, 000 feet of lumber at the E. au d E. between now and some time in Oct ober. He will get the plant on the ground aud inaugurate logging opera tions just as soou as possible. The dally capacity of the mill is 10,000 feet. The lumber Is needed by the E. and E. company for the Installation of its big cyanide plant on which work is shortly to be begun, and also for the exteusive repairs now being mado at the mill. Jn addition to thlti there are other properties owning timber In the vicinity which may also enter into an Hrraugemeut with the E. aud E. aud Mr. Robertson for their lumber supply to be cut at the new mill. The preseut plan is to have the plant running at the earliest poisible moment. say that It Isn't In it sir, with the big Mlzpah mine I" Then Peter seized him by the neck and near the bottom of the spine, gave him one vigorous, saintly kick and shot him down the dHrk Incline, and as the body downwiird sped old Peter gave bis ears a rub, aud with touching pathos said: "I pity poor old Beelzebub!" Tonopah Bonanza. TO WORK BUCK GULCH PLACER S. TONOPAH BOOMER AND ST. PETER AT THE GATE A Tonopah boomer died (no matter what the day or date), aud when he reached the portals spied St. Peter at the gate. From out beneath his shaggy brows the old saint eyed the coming guest, aud with true Chester fleldlau bows bis- honor of the saint expressed. lie said he had grown tired below, bis braiu was worried with its cares; the struggle was a hard one. so be thought he'd climb the goldeu stairs. Peter asked the man his name, his occupation down below, bis church, his creed,, from whence, he came, and what creden tials be could show; and then, with indiscretion rauk, ne'er dreaminug of the fruit 'twould bear, be asked the disembodied crank, how things in the gold camp were. The question has never failed to start the Tonopaban tongue, aud saintly ears were soon assailed with wildest anthems ever sung. He talked of leads and shafts aud veins, of tunnels, stopes aud fissures true, of mammoth strikes aud golden gaius, until the beaveuly air was blue. With growing eloquence he sped along the oratoriu track, with gesture of both hands aud bead, and frequent bowing of the back, till Peter's ears began to aobe, and "that tired i feeling" came to him; yet still the Tonopaban spake his little piece with added vim. At last forbearuace ceased to be a virtue, and that virtuuus saint arose believing tliat bis guest would see the interview was at a close. Then grabbed he Peter by the robe, aud talked, aud talked, and talked again, until the patience of a Job would not have stood the trying strain. In des peration Peter threw the goldeu gate war wide a ajar, and said unto him: "If you'd view the heavenly glories, theu there they are I" TheTouopahau tbeu stepped Inside, gazed on the streets of sbiuiug gold, and in a busi ness manner ejed tho buildings of unequalled mold. The dazzling beauties oue and all he studied: theu with shake of the head, and concen trated western gall, turned to the waiting saint and said: "Just as de scribed In Holy Writ; uud I confess it's mighty tine, but I just want to CHEERFUL REPORTS FROM STORM KING Manager Castello of Storm King Mining company, has received the most encouraging news from the company's eastern agents during the past few days. They report that tho demand for mining stocks is act ive aud growing; that among in- vestors who have Investigated tho merits of various companies offering stecks: those who havo iutelllgeutly enquired Into the value of properties and experience and honesty of the several managements, Storm King Is a prime favorite, and funds to carry on development work continuously, until the mine Is self supporting and a dividend payer, will be promptly forthcoming. He has never bad any doubt re garding the value of tho property since, the exploiting work was com pleted aud his only fear has beeu that there would bo delay In success fully financiering tho proposition. Now, that that problem has been solved, he few Is sure that the Storm King will outer the pruduclug list before the end of the preseut year. Aud he also congratulates himself ont he fact that be can send back tbe cheerful Information that the mine is showing up better every day; that every successive blast furnlsbos ad ditional proof that the oro body they are now In is permanent. A telephoue message received yesterday was to this effect. At tbut ultltudo the snow Is still on the ground to a depth of several feet, end surface water Is not yet interfering with auy of tho work ings. TO START WORK AT STRAWBERRY LAKE. W. K. MaNiiugbten, of tho Straw berry Luke Power proposition, who has beeu in town several days on business, accompaneid by Mrs. Mo Nuughtoii, left this afternoon fnr Prlurle City. Mr. MuNuughteu says he will start work on his proposed power scheme immediately upon his return tu Prairie City. While here he leased some placer ground which he owns in conjunc tion with Jobu Dagger!, of Bourue, to Frank Turner, also of Bourne. Mr. Turner will start operations, it Is understood, at once. Owners Expect to Take Out $3,000 or $6,000 This Season. Amos tho Jon Weaver loft thin mornlug for the Buck (lulch placers which they own in conjunction with W. It. Hiiwlev.out tho llranlto direc tion to begin prolimtuHriy work. The water should be going through . the ditches now, but it will probably be n week or teu days betoro per mauont operations uau be started. Theso placers have beeu worked for eight years, the lust three of which has beeu under tho present ownership. Tbe yield has been satisfactory. Last season's cleanup amounted to i.'lJOO uud lasted only eighty-six days. The present season will undoubtedly be very much longer owing to the heavy snowfall, render ing the water supply much greater, and the owners expect to rallzo ?(, 000 or l), 000 this year. Six And a Half MHIton Dollar Suit. A dispatch from Portland yester day says that u suit for eastern Ofji.. gnu milling properties, valued jMjH millions, was instituted iH United States court today by theTHh Dyke Copper Mining company,' of South Dakota, uguiust the Iron Dyke Ilullroad company, n Baker county corporation. The plaintiffs ask dam ages for six and a half millions, or practically the mining property, which Is alleged to, belong to it, aud which Is In control of the respond ents. All the properties are within forty five miles or Baker City. Tho mines and people aud the onmpaiilcH have beeu in litigation since 1001, and the preseut suit Ih the outgrowth of the old trouble. Drifting on Vein No 3. Charles Warren Jr., vice president of the Valley Queen, who Ih lu town for a few days on busluesH, stutoH that work has beeu started on No. .'I drift, aud that operutloiiH tiro aslo being prosecuted iu the other workings, with satisfactory lesults. Oregon gold will be used in coin ing the souvenir dollars for tho Lewis uud Clark falr.JSecretary Shaw bus assured nenatoi Mitchell lie would gladly meet his request fur sucn notion.