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THE SUMPTER MINER
Wednesday, July w, 1904 The Sumoter Miner I'UM.ISHPI) HVHfcY WKD.NRSDAr HV J. W. CONNEU.A T. n. OWYNNI; EDITOK hnlrred at thr pontofflce In Sumplcr, Oregon, for transmission through Hip malls as second cl.iss mailer. SUIISCtm'TION MATHS On- Yrar ..Si.ao all Months ' .as ALWAYS IN ADVANOK. Tho initial velocity of ii petition to tho lliroiio of grace Is not nocoHHiiiily in proportion to Its carrying power. Getting crowned in Groat Hrltain 1h an expensive luxury. Accord Ink to mi nlllcial ruport recently run lured to parliament, putting King Edward and Queen Alexandria through (do coronation commnnics cost tho exchequer a cool '2, 000, 000. An Indiana doctor olainiH to have accomplished Hid HponlanomiH non oral Ion of animal lifn in tho form of insects from curtain chemical conipouiidH. HIh iimiiio Ih Dr. Charles Llltloflold, and lie showed hiiiiiii Hclontlllc iiion the oilier day that ho really did do tho tiling, at IiiiihL ii priiHH report says ho. 'J'IiIh HponlannouH generation IiuhIuohs Ih getting to ho painfully common. It's a pipo (iroain win en seems 'Jchmucii to tale tho place of tho mm Hurpent Htory. Tho Hlomun dlHiiuter Iiiih Htlmiilated Hid government to act in the direc tion of duty with reference to the re iiiHpoction of ovary Hort of craft in Now York harbor. A force of gov irnment steamboat Inspectors havo tioiui detailed for tlio work, ami will make h thorough exninlnatlon of all vessel in tho harbor. Of course it Ih hitttnr lata than never but If thh duty had boon performed Hooner the :SIooiiiii disaster might havo boon . nvortod. A prominent Texan cotton plantar Ih going to apply for an injunction to prevent thu government im porting (luutiiniHluu HiitH to put a quietus on thu boll weevil. Ho thinkH tho remedy wnrHt) than tho disease. Tho cotton, he Hnyn, Ih picked by nogrooH whoso oomblneil attiro Ih not uuuiigh to make a whole shirt, and by liai efooted negro children, ami if an army of those iiuIh were turned Iooho among them thoro would naturally he a Htampedo. Tho autH may do away with the weevil, but the negro would probably be exterminated iiIho, or at leant run out of the coun try, It might bit a good idea to provide the negro with a (Mint of mail. The bulk of the disasters which have occuried thin year have been largely due to criminal caiolebMiesn on the pint of Inspecting authorl tier, and general Incompetence. There Ih hardly a reasonable ex cuse tor either the Hlncum or Norgo catastrophes, but even that they no ouried through causes impossible to foreHiiii or prevent, the loan of human life would have btieii greatly minim I imI, had the vkhhoIh been properly equipped with lire lighting and life waving apparatus. It has boon shown in the inHlitnoe of the late Norgo dls aster that uittiiy of the life preservers were rotten, ami tnore whs an insutll olent number of lift) boats. In addi tion to thin tho HtoHiner carried a number of passengers far in excess of 4ier UumI limit. Carelessness of this littlo loss degree. that) The lirHt gavel used n( tho first meeting of tho American Mining Con gress wiih presented to Hon. L. Hradf'ord Prince, president, at tho Denver Colorado, mooting, in July 1, 1807, hy PrnfoHsor George Knapp, of Chicago, Hiiya tho Mining World. Tho handle was made from tho wood of tho Hhip that carried tho "LI burly Hull" around tho world on Uh moHHiigo of freedom; in thu head woro llvo plecoH, the fliHt of which wiih a portion or a rail Hplit hy A lira hum Lincoln; tho Hccnud wiih from tho groat charter oak tree; tho third wiih from Washing ton's homo at Mt. Vernon; the fourth from tho olm tree under which WiihIi ingtou Htoorl when ho iiHHiimerl com mand of the continental armicH, and the lirth wiih from Colorado, taken from the ilauHtaff that wiih lined on tho Colorado huilding at thu World's Columbian Exposition. On tho surface tho report of com morcial Insolvencies for tho six moutliH onded on Juno 110 Ih dls tinctlv unfavoiablu, sayn tho Now Vork Commeicial. The llabilitioH Involved amount to 870,000.000 an aganist 80(5. 800,000, foi the coitoh ponding period of 1003 and tho number of talluroH amountri to 0,121, iih agiiulM 5,028 lor the (list half of last year. A slight aiiitlvHiH of these HguroH, however, servos to Indicate that general IiiihImuhh condltioiiH remain sound. Tho bulk of tho commercial Insolvencies for tho last, six mouths cohIhIh ol manufacturing and mer cantile HUspeiiHlonH, tho llabllltiea of which amouutod to $01,700,000 This, however, was only 95,000,000 in ox oohh of tho liabilities of similar con ceriiH during tho llrst half of 1003, before tho present lull in business activity fairly began to bo manifest. The largest share of tho Inoronso in tho liabilities of insolvents for tho last half year was duo to commercial failures other than thoso classod under tho head of manufacturing and trading failures. Tho liabilities thiiH involved aggregated nearly 88,000, 000 more than those of siinllur fail- uroH for tho corresponding period of last year. An encouraging feature of tho ro port of commercial suspensions for tho IiihI six months is that by far the heaviest failures measured by the liabilities involved, occurred duriiig tho llrst three mouths, thus Indicat ing that the country has probably witnessed the worst of these reverse, at least for tho present. Thus, the liabilities of the suspended concern arggegated 818,200,000 in January, 815,800,000 in February and 813, 000,000 In .March,, or more than 70 per cent of the total for the entire half year. For May theso liabilities had dwindled to 80,800,000 and for June to 88,000,000. It is true that banking failures, as distinguished from strictly commer cial falluios, havo been numerous aud severe in the last six mouths. In number they wero HO, involving Ha bllities to tho amount of 817,000, 000, as contrasted with 44 supeuslou involving liabilities amounting to 0,500,000. for tho llrst half of 1001). Theso failures, however, havo been largely, if not chietly, duo to specu lation, an) rollout businoss conditions iu only m small degree, if indeed they reflect such conditions in any de gree whatever. Such failures are frequent in tho most prosperous of times. The business outlook, accordingly, li for smoother saillug iu the ini- nut lira amounts to murder in thu tlrat mediate future. Moat of tho great cropH promise to he abundant, indus trial corporations and businoss con cortJH in general havo adopted a pol icy of conservatism, carefully eschew ing 'anything savoring of taking chances, and workiug people show less of a disposition to plunge into disputoH with omployors. In theso circumstaucoH there is reason to be lieve that biiHinosH will not long main in the doldrums. ro- OFFICIAL RECORDS. Tho following liiBtrumoutB woro (Hod at tho court house in liakor City for record vosterdav: KKAL ESTATE TRANSFERS. DKKDK. Juy II Laura A. Smith and hus band to Alice Campbell, 100x375 foot northwest corner drove and Campbell streets; 82,500. July 2- Aiiuio E. Cook to Ancell Cook, 100 acres in See. 120 T. 10 R. :i8 E ; 8155. KM arch 0 Stato of Oregon to Jno Obolrlch, S. E. M S. E. X Soc.l 0 T. 7 R. 4 1 E. ; 850. July 11 Jno. T. Parkinson to W. Fotuald, lot 1 block H Howdon's addition to Raker City; 8000. May 11 Stella M. Wilson and husband to Win. Coll'oy, west 00 actus of N. W. '4 Sec. 25 T. 8 R. 30 ; 81,250. April 1 U. S. A. to T. Duncan, 80 acres in Sees. 17 and P. 20 T 8 R. 4 2. , f't'Aug. 14, '03 Chas. Kollor and wife to Zono Danny ot nl lots 2 and Hunt's addition to Pine, and tract 51x100 foot adjoining; 81,500. June 27 T. Mcilan and wifo to John Pearson, 100 acres in Soo.8 T 7. R0. 43; E. 82,500. June 25 E. Voigno and wife to J. Pearson, 100 acres in Sou. .'II T. 0 R. 4.'l E.; 82,000. July 5 C. J. Osborne aud wifo to DuvIb Wilcox. N. N. W. H Soc. 34 T. 7 R. 38 E. ; 1800. April 10, '01 N. C. IlHskoll et al to A. Loutz, lot 10 Block 17 Haskell additiou to Raker City; 1100. Dec. 4 Minnie A. HughoB aud hiiHbati.1 to Anna Dean, lots 0, 7 and 8 block P Do Roo'a addition to linker City; 81,400. April 14 P. Rascho aud wifo to II. Fick, xi intorost in Snake Rivor ditch; 81. July 2 Aleck S. Watt to Frod L. Downey, lots 17 aud 18 block 2 Pacillo addition toRakerCity: 8100. MINING MATTERS. DKKDB. April' 18 Jno. J. Hennessy to Terence L. R. Murphy, lot 3 block 8 syndicate's llrst additiou to Sump tor, and Esparana group of quart, claims; 8500. July 2 A. Tyler aud wifo to J. Rourno, Jr., Van Wiuklo A Kindon quart, claims; 81. Juno 30 C. G. Free Cold Mines Horseshoe aud 4 80,000. Nov. 18 Thoa. CSreon to company ; mining Oregon Goldou claims; Tumor to Chits. I) urges, lot 7 block 0 Cornucopia quartz claim; 50. July 17, 03' H. R. and E. R. Craves to C. G. Green, iuterest in placer claims in Loft Has in aud Powell creek cauou; 8450. A. J. Stiusou et al to Sumpter Light aud Water compauy, rigut of way across Stiusou & Granger's placer claim for pipe line; 8500. L. MoVicker aud buabaud to Sumpter Light aud Water compauy, right of way over Reu Walker placer claim; II. REPETITION OF HEPPNER FLOOD Water Wall Twenty-five Feet High, and Resi dents Ply to Hills. An Associated prcaa dispatch of yesterday from Arlington says: Tho residents of Hoppuer aud Mitchell experienced a thrilling repetition of the groat catastrophe of last June, last evouiug, aud while tho damauo is very slight at the former place, Mitchell residents were compelled to flee to the hills for aafoty. A wall of water twonty flvo feet high came down Rridge aud Mill creeks, which uulto about three hundred yards above towu. The Hood claimed two victims, Martiu Smith, a man nearly 100 years old, and Mrs. Hot hu tie, au aged woman living there It also carried away twenty-five houses iu the mad rush on. Everyhiug bolow Loouuy's storo was carried away. Two largo livery stables with tweuty horses wero lost, dikes Mercantile com pany's store, Waterman's store and the flour mill escaped beiug wrecked, but thu first mentioned lost teu tous of barbed wire. There was little raiu ut Mitchell hut the thunder and llghtulug gave tho iuhabitauts waruiug that a flood or cloudburst might bo expected, so tbey prepared for it. Over half of the population (led to tho high hills bordering the valley and the others prepared for the wator wbou it suddenly rushed upou thorn. Two aged people who met their death by drowning refused to accompany the others to the hills, foeliug tbe alarm unnecessary. Iho excitement at Heppuer was ovon groator tbau at Mitchell, for the people havo hardly recovered from tbe neivous strain of last year. Tho flood damage at this point was cnntlued to the washing away of bridges aud the weakening of tbe O. R. & N. bildges at Lexiugtou. The creek rose suddenly aud with a rush overflowed its banks, hut there was no great volumo of water as at Mitchell. No reports have come in from the farming sectious, so it is impossible to state what damage has been done to crops, herds aud lanoh property. Turner's Automobile. Randall Turner, of Rourno, having conceived tho idea that au auto mobile passenger servico in Raker City would be a paying enterprise, is here with oue of the tluest machines over seeu in these parts. It is a haudsomo twelve horse power, two-seated maobiue, desigued for the passeugors, It was purchased in San Fraucisuo. Mr. Turner will place his macbiue on tbe streets iu a dav or so aud will compete with the hack Hues for passenger traffic. Democrat. Will Cut 1 5.000.000 Feet. Manager Murphy, of the Grande Roude Lumber company's big mill at Iiubler, auuouuces that hia com pany will this year cut fifteen mil llou feet of lumber. Herald.