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THE SUMPTER MINER.
Wednesday, September 13, 1899.
SCHOOL OPENED MONDAY.
Increase in Attendance Over Last Year
of More Than 33 Per Cent.
After a delay of a week, due to un
completed repairs in the hulldlng, the city
.school opened Monday, with I'rof. V. L.
Sallng as principal and teacher of the
higher grades, assisted by Miss Anna A.
Myers, who lias charge of the primary
grades. This Is the second term here for
both of these teachers, they having
taught the school from October 3, 1898,
to April 22, 1800, and gave entire satis
faction to patrons.
The last session continued seven months;
this one will be of eight months duration,
the length of time being regulated by the
district trustees, and they in turn con
trolled by the state of (lie linanccs.
During the early days of the term be
ginning last October, 84 pupils were en
rolled, 43 girls and 41 boys. The school
closed with 1 14 In attendance. The fol
lowing month, May of the present year,
the school census showed that 161 child
ren of school age resided In this district.
At the close of school Tuesday evening
of tills week there were enrolled 112 pu
pils, 60 boys and 52 girls. This is not a
fair comparison, however, with the 84 en
rolled last session, for these latter figures
represented the number a couple of weeks
or more alter the opening day, while the
112 Is the number registered during the
first two days. Hut even on this basis
the Increase Is a trifle over 33 percent.
Ordinarily the school census and 'at
tend, nice tonus a very accurate basis on
which to calculate the population, but In
this community such is not the case. The
reason therefore is obvious.
There , I
been a very great and sudden Increase in
tin- population of Sumpter during the past
three or four months; many men have
come here to reside, but have not yet
brought their families, there being 110
houses In which to lodge them.
Sumpter May Soon Have a Smelter.
P, R. Blshop.of the Climax mine, made
11 hurried visit to Sumpter today for the
purpose of meeting Mr. II. Meinliard,
president of the Union Smelter Manufact
uring lompauv, of St. Louis, who has
come here to look over the lield witli a
view to assisting linanciallv the enterprise
of building a smelter here Incldently, of
course, expecting to sell the machinery
therefor. There Is no iiuestlon but what
Sumpter should have a smelter, and that
it would be a paving priMxtsition, as there t
are innuiiierable'low grade properties hi the I
, , ,. ., , hi 1
vicinity, the ore from which does not pay
to ship to distant reduction works, but
could be treated here at a handsome profit
to both mine owner and smeller. Tllli
MlNhR hopes .Messrs. Bishop mid Mein
liard will succeed hi the. worthy rltort to
promote the enterprise.
Hat Pace of a Hlihop, the Heart of a Sport.
Don Donaldson, representing the Idaho
Statesman, was In town tills week jolly
ing up the people rind doing business tor
his paper.whi.h Is the only dally with As
sociated press dispatches that .reaches
Similiter on the d.iv of mihlli-.-itlmi. Hi-
says this camp Is the easiest thing lie ever I
got mixed up with! that judging from his I
experience it has never before been touched
by the despoller, of hypnotic powers. Mr.
Donaldson N a gentlmaii of striking ap
pearance; Is six tret and a lew inches
high, of unlimited avoirdupois, has the
smooth face of a bishop, the heart of a
sport, the appetite of. a hired man, and
wears a Fedora tliatameasures two feet I
Hum tip to tip.
Fabulously Rich Golconda Rock.
Mr. English, owner of the Golconda
mine, has for two or three weeks past
been showing around town wonderfully
rich samples of ore from his property. The
rock Is full of tine gold in large particles,
some samples shown actually contain
ing more gold than quartz, All trauspor-
tatlon companies handling this rock, nosv
send armed guards along with it, as if it
svere refined bullion. J. T. English left
Sumpter some days since for San Francis
co, via Portland, with a carload of ore from
the Golconda, taken from the fabuously
rich pocket opened two or three weeks
since, consigned to the Selby Brothers'
smelter. He expects it to run 58,ooo per
ton, or $160,000 for the car. Another car
of ore not quite so rich is to be shipped
after Mr. English returns from the coast.
These gentlemen, father and son, recent
ly bonded a mine In Mount Maker district,
up in the Puget Sound country, where
very rich ores abound, but in a very inac
EXHIBIT SUMPTER ORES.
Collections to be tent to both Spokane and
R. R. iSrwiii has raised $300 by popular
subscription for the purpose of making an
exhibit nl Sumpter district ores at the Spo
kane fair. Several gentlemen, who it Is
known will subscribe liberally, have not
yet been seen. Allexceptonemlne owner,
or manager, have consented to furnish
samples from their properties. The work of
collecting will begin in a few days and be
completed in ample time to arrange the
exhibit in the mineral department by the
time the fair opens, October 3. Several
gentlemen have made application to ac
company the collection and remain with it,
to "bark" for the Sumpter mining dis
trict. The man who goes should know
For the Portland exposition M. I.. Mc
Lain has with much labor collected excel
lent specimens, 'the exposition manage-
ment furnished some of the money neces
sary tor tills purpose, but it Is very prob
able that the Spokane fund will have to
be drawn on to a slight extent. The O.
R. N. hauls these ores free.
Moth Messrs. Erwln rind Mcl.aln de
serve much credit tor the public spirited
interest they have takn in this matter and
the energy expended In attaining success.
Globe Trotter Settles in Sumpter
Major V. T. Manning, globe trotter,
cltlen of the world, whose friendship the
writer lias valued for twenty years, whom
he has met in many places, is in Sumpter
with the intention ot locating here perma
nently and engaging in business, lie re
cently reached the Northwest from Porto
Rice, w here lie went shortly; alter the close
ol tlie war, leaving just prior to the big
storm. Being an Intelligent, observant
Iravclrr, he talks entertainingly of the
J.ls,,",. 1,;'1,1i,s ''' ft Pi-cyle, ;
tlons generally, of Uncle Sam'!
,.,,, Among the Major's m.-i
lining the Ma or's manv accom
plishments are those ot printer and news
paper man, which trades he learned earlv
in life, but has not pursued for a number
ot years until lie found THE MINIM short
handed, when he turned in and has ren
I dered valuable assistance in getting out
this.iksue, hi both mechanical and edito
rial departments. Sumpter is fortunate
hi having him for a citlen.
Ben Harrison Showing Up Well.
The Ben Harrison group of mines, lo
cated on Clear Creek, nine miles from
Granite, was bonded on February 12th
to Messrs. Prank and F.hrenherg, mine
operators of Spokane, consideration un-
Unawn; lnit, ;,,r,ul"J ,,he S'00-000 '-"l-
rt mi "" ,CUKC " ,,cc, ,m'"M "re l! cv
posed In the tunnel. The shaft is down
(15 feet. The ledge Is the width of the
shatt and the foot wall has not been found,
as the vain has not been crosscut. The
ore assays Si 2 in free gold. Mr. Eh
renberg has started development and sa
ne win nave a wonder in six nioiuiis
Burr' Brick Yard Rushed.
C. Y. Burr has about finished burning
his second kiln of 250,000 brick this sum
mer, and is building a third of the same
number, 750,000 in all. Even though no
brick has yet been laid in the walls of a
house here yet, the demand has beep,
good, being used In chimneys, founda
tions, etc. Nov however, as three brick
blocks nre about to bec started, his yard
will be rushed to Its full capacity for the
remainder of the season.
Are receiving daily....
In addition to our alreadv
complete stock of general
merchandise, including men's
and boy's clothing.hats, shoes,
etc. In groceries, smoked
meats and provisions we can
fill any size orders at short
We have a beautiful line of
Cloak's, Capes, Dress Skirts
and Dress Trimmings.
KAHLER & CO.
McEWEN & SLOAN, Proprietor,
sumpter, oregen: ' '
REPAIRING - A - SPECIALTY
J SHOP j
T. D. Bellinger
FRANK ROGERS & CO., Proprietors
..Leading Brands In Stock..
Ily thetoitlcor ca
Hy the boltle crease
Jas. Watson's Scotch
Hennessy 3 Star Brandy
Old Crow by the Bottle or Bulk
ALL KINDS OF
FOREIGN & DOMESTIC WINES
.O.R. & N.
Gives the Cliolce nl
St. Paul and
LOWEST RATES TO ALL EASTERN
Ocean steamers leave every 5 days for
Steamers monthly from Portland to
Yokohama and Hong Kong via the North
ern Pni'ltif Ste.imvliln fn In ,,, ....!..
with the O. R. AN. For full particulars
call on O. R. A N. agent, Raker City, or
W. H. HURLBURT,
General Passenger, Agt. Portland, Or.
MINES, MINING AND
List your mines and prospects
with me and I will effect a sale
for you. Have Eastern buyers
for good mining properties.
...H. H, FRITZ... A
Foot Granite St. Sumpter, Or.