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INVESTORS IN COVERS THOROUGHLY THE GOLD FIELDS of the INLAND EMPIRE OREGON MINES Pay for AND READ IT SAYS S. V. RY. IS TRYING A BLUFF Sumpttii Valloy coiicoihIoiih nro and with upon it uill ho Piairlo ThoHo nro not tho words tho gou Human iiHOd, and they Hro therefore not quoted, but tho following ftH uru snliHtnntlHlly hh reported to Tho Minor by ono who makes close guoHHOH on all hiicIi propeHltlom: Hither IIih Sumpter Valloy rail wuy company liankorH for good-sized bonus in tho shapo ot froo right of wiy mid terminal facilities at I'ruirio Oily, or oIhu thoro mo certain en gineering dlllloiiltioH which militate agaliiHt tho constitution or Unit town iih h point on tho imiln lino of tho John Day oxtonHlon. Tho autinuuoomoiit, ovidoutly InHpiiod, hiiH been prmoulgatod that tho oxtoiiHion will louvo Piairlo City to ono Hldo, that ThompHon hot HpriiiKH will bo tho next tormlnal point; that tho lattor place is in tho hiart of h commercial body of timbur, which, hh everyone knowH, Ih ex actly Mild Hololy what tho Sumpter Valloy road Ih aftor; and that a boom will bo Htartod at ThompHon hot springs for tho sale or town IoIh, ovon as at Whitney and Tipton. liy tho knowing oiioh all these thing aro not down iih throatH ngaliiHt I'mlrlu City proporty ownorH, who appear to bo hIow In turning over thoir town to tho company. UuIiihh granted, speedily iiiiudod joiMinnlly, City to tho limbo of uumappod (owiih anil ThouipHOii hot HprlngH will bo mado tho commercial motropollH or tho John Day oountry, with m big poHHlbllty of becoming county Huat of (rant county. Just why Prairie City ih hIow to realize upon which aide Its bread h buttered, lsvspatned by the sus pected fact that It Im alroady tlod up to the Houta railway, in tho pro motion of which the Cleaver brothers, uwiivm of tho Prairie City townslte, went and mi itiHtrumoutal. It In understood that tho Cleavers, prior to the departure of Major Houta for Now Vork, whither he weut to tluanoo Lie eleotrlo road from Haker to Prairie City, gave to the latter enterprise au exclusive franchise option, whioh Ih still In force, and during tho life of whioh no other grants to competing lino can bo givnu. Until Ilonta elthor succeeds or fall in Mounting his proje t, tho uoor ot Piairlo City remains looked iigiiiiiHl tho Sumpter Valloy road. If tho latter lino jiui tiud a key, tho problem of unutrol of Interim' tratllc in solved. That the Sumpter Valloy people aro exerting every effort to break into Prairie City, and luoidontally to secure important grunt of laud for terminal facilities In evidenced by the fact that tho'abovo-iueotloued in uplrxl auuouuceuieut deals dlplo uiatlcally ' with the county seat (UOHtion. It Ih ono of tho dreamt or Prairie City to bucomo tho county Heat ot Urant county. LiiHt year a campaign was lnauguratod, but mysteriously lapsed. If, by be coming a toimiual or tho Sumpter Valloy, the town can Hocure its coveted court Iioiiho and county jail, it would bo the policy of wiHdom on tho part of Pralrlo City proporty ownorH to cough up without question. Tho throat from the Sumpter Valloy people to make rhouipHon hot HprlngH a terminal and tho county Heat Ih canning the cltleiiH of Prairie a whole lot of HlooplOHHIIOHH. At the Hiime time, tho concliiHlon Ih unwarranted by the factH of thiH Htory that tho Sumpter Valley'H talk about tormiualH Ih all a bluir. There are no temrinals on the Sumpter Valloy lino excopt Haker City. Onco Mcl'jwon was the other etid of the Hue, then Sumpter, later Whitney, still later Tipton. Next it may bo Wright's Htatlou, then ThompHon'H HprlngH, then John Day, then Canyon, thou tho jumping oir place. JiiHt ho long iih tho railway company lltu'iH U'h poHsible to Hell lotH in now t owiih, and juut so long iih now ImmIIoh of timber attract extoiiHioiiH, jiiHt that long will thoro bo no Houthoru tormiualH for a longer period than required to complete plaiiH for another dinky move. OHtoiiHlbly tho Sumpter Valloy 's "John Day" extension is bound for liuriiH, which, iu the company's articleH of incorporation, in named au an objective point, Hetweeu Tipton and Huron there are many feasible townslteH and much good timber, so bat the club belug held over ralrle City's devoted bead appeara to be stuffed with Idle promise. In the uieautlme, tbe Prairie City County Seat association la holding meetiugs, preparatory for tbe light In 1UU0. MONTESUMA TO SHIP TO SUMPTER SMELTER Warreu Cable, formerly with tbe Adolono mine, has taken the man agement of the Moutesuma Cold Mining company 'a properties on McCully fork, six miles above Sumpter. The Moutesuma is con t oiled by a Poit Arthur, Canada, company, a majority of Its stock holders being interested iu tbe Hunker Hill, adjoluiug. Manager Cable, who departed this afternoon for Haker City, to return tomorrow, annouuoed to a Miuer reporter that ore will at once be sacked at the Moutesuma for ship ment to the Sumpter smelter. "We have a magnificent surface showing, " ho said, "and an adit level has opened a shoot of ore, which with careful sorting, will pay to ship. 1 huhII shortly drive a new tunnel lower down, when it enters the payshnot, will enable us to ship a heavy tonnhge." Mr. Cable also announces that the Sherbrooko, P. Q., owners of the Hunker Hill are preparing to ro Hume work. TWO LUCKY FRANKS OWN RICH PROPERTY Frank O. Htickuum, joint owner with Frank Muzzy in tho rich Martian! group of claims, four miles from Tipton, Ih iu Sumpter today, buying provisions and arranging for a winter'H work. It was related in Saturday's Minor how Mr. Muzzy visited the proporty Jaut week: how ho wan present when four feet of tho Hurfnoe of tho vein was sluiced off; how, with a pockot knifo, ho scraped from a short Hoctioti of tho sluice boxes about two ouuaes of wire gold nuggets, and how ho loft au unknown quantity untouched. Today Mr. Huoknum Hays he will cleanup in a few days. He has stiripped the surface of tbe ledge for a width of twouty-tlve feet, and will at mice begin taking out oro. Tho surface of the vein 1b badly de composed quartz, shot full of wiro gold. The lodge has boon traced for 1,000 feet, openingH having boon made at Intervals. The vein wiih discovered by Mr. Huoknum while searching for tho source of the plaoor gold tnkon in paying quuatltics from the gulch below. Above tho point whero tlia Marshal vein wiih found, tho placer ooaBod pay. FREI6HT TO THUNDER 10 CENTS A POUND Mike Mabouey, of Cold Center, aud Duck Uulcb, returned this uioru lug from Haker City, where be was called to meet tieorge McCarty upou tbe latter's returu from Tbuuder Mouutaiu. "McCarty says tbe Dewey mill has beeu ruuulug steadily all uiuuner " said Mr. Mahouey, "aud that about 100 meu are on tbe payroll. This would mean that the uiiue la paying, because I have uever yet heard of a stamp mill being run for fun. "Kvery thing has to be packed iuto Tbuuder Mouutaiu aud costs ten ceuts per pouud. McCarty owua a pack train." Letsou Halliett, dethroued uiiuiug kiug aud ousted geueral manager of the White Swau mine, has lost 300,000 shares of stock iu that prop erty through deliuqueut sale thereof. Au assessment was levied against all trasury stock aud Halliett failed to aute. BIG CRANE FLAT DREDGE ARRIVES Vesterday two carloads of machin ery for tbe Uurch fc Hurbrldge Crane Fait dredge arrived at tbe Sumpter depot of tbe Sumpter Valley railroad from Delta, Idaho, after being transhipped at Haker City. This morning two other carload 4 arrived and the remaiudor of tbe shipment Is due Monday. The big dredge, wbiob was made by tbe Risdou lrou works for a uorth Idaho placer mining com pany, originally coit 845,000, although it was purchased secoud haud by Huroh & Burbridgo for 811,500. It Is abuaket dredge of 2,000 yards capnaity. A platform for unloading tbe machiuory is being elected opposite tho Holland Commission company's warehouse, aud tho work of unload ing will begin Monday. If tho present weather holds out, tho maohlnery will at unco be hauled to the Crime Flat diggings and assembled iu preparation for early spring work. If, however, tbe roads become too heavy for hauling before wiuter seta in, the machinery will be stored hore aud hauled over snow roads. Six four-horse wagou loads of heavy timbers were hauled from Sumpter to Craue Flat during the week, for use iu building tbe frame work of the dredge. A. Huron Is superintending all these moves personally. A. W. Ellis, of Sumpter, has nearly comploted his contract for excavating the dredge pool. aMaBaMavHaMBBMaaaaBBiaaBjej Last Excursion to World's Fair. The demand for sleep! ug oar space in tho Denver & Rio Uraude's popu lar through tourist excursions to the St. Louis Fair having been so great three such excursions will be ruu ou the next aud last selling dates October 21, 4 aud 5. On each of these days special tourist exourslous will be ruu from Portlapd without change 'of cars over fbe "Sceuio Line of the World." October 3 there will also be iuu a apeoial Pullmau excurslou. These cars will make stops eu route at Salt Lake City and Denver, affording excursionists au opportunity of viewing tbe various points of interest about those cities. Tbe daylight ride through tbe heart of tbe Rookies CJod'aart gallery of uature Is the graudeat across tbe Amerloan contiuent. Write W. C. MoHride, 124 Third street, Portland, Oregon, at ouce for particulars and sleepiug car reservations. These beiug the last days upou which tickets will be sold at reduced rates, travel will be particularly heavy. Hotel Sumpter. Meals 15 ceutr and up; bottle Haker City beer 5 cents per glass: good rooms 50 ceuts. Subscribe for tbe Daily Miner. Tbe Miner does job priuting.