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THE SUMPTER MINER
Wednesday, April $f iM x . 17 v m r MR. GILKEY SWIPED THE MULLIGAN T. 13. Uilkny, who, with Sum Kor tihaw, last wuuU (Uncovered that fabu louHly rich pookotjun thuir Liolmout minn on Vlusuu crook, IhJ a great practical joker, llarluy (J. Wood, who served on the police foroo while John Klggs was away, dollghtB to tell of the time wIimu Uilkuy stole a mulligan stuw from a hungry minor in Sump tor last wlntor. "This hungry person," la the way llarloy rnlateH thu tale, "was a HWiiHhbuckling minor from up thu gulch, nig ih an ulephiuit aud a hud inunjln hia cups. He came to Sump ter and hogan making qiiiinlltutlvo analyses of all thu rod llkkur in town whuu hu was luvitnd to drink, lie wouldn't spend IiIh own moiiuy. or which ho had quite a roll, and con H0(uuntly thu gang got Horo. In una of thu local hhIuoiih iiliont ton o'clock, (Sllkuy and a party of (rluiulri woro Hpiuuiug yariiH aud drinking boor, wlion it hogan to iio noticod that thu big miner wiiHii't 'Hpriuging.' Con aoquuutly the party out hi logout, aud even wuut to thu uxtrumn of (kooping him away from thu fruu lunch on thu tmr, which hu had huuu hitting quite froiiiuiitly. "This idg minor juwod around a wliilu ami tuuu wuut to thu China noodiu joint aud liought two wholu ohickuiiH, orduriug thu chink to maku thu hIrdH into a mulligan stuw. IIIh idea wiih to liutt hack into thu party, tmy hiuiHuli a drink, and devour that mulligan hIow all hIuiiii, whilu thu gang looked wii with longing. Hu oontldud IiIh Hchuiuo to mu, hut it wiih too good to Iio tints ho I put tlllkuy who. I'rotty hooii thu tiig minor ahowud up, ordurud a glanH of huur, placed a water liuukut full of Htuiim- lug mulligaii stow on thu liar, so that it'H odor would hhIuIo'IIio noHtrilH or thu gang, and pruparud to make good. I diverted hia attuntiou for a moment whilu relation the nad, Had hiHtory of my life, and ivlmii hu turned arouud ,Ii)h Imiikiit of mulligan Htow wan gone Oddly uiiough, (lilkuy had Iho tllHiippiiarud. Vuu uuvur heard hiioIi laiiguago in your life. J'J'hat big minor had' thu mortt oxtunUvo vocabulary of any man I uvur met. "Of uiiuiae, Hi ii police otlluur, I hud to maku some nort of a hlutf at arreting tlm thief, ho uIihnwI around town until 1 found ( Mikity. Together we repaired to thu uuaroHt nalcou and utu thu mulligan. It whh great. "Now, mmiii people may think 1 did wrong in thu pruinlHos. 1 didn't. JtiHt think of the awful things that would have happened if the big minor had eaten that bucketful of iiiulligaii all alone. It would havu killed him. Ah it was, tillkey and I aved bin life." HUZZARDCTTE SWtPT OVEK SUMPTER THIS MORNING A tillxznid dldu't exactly atilku fiumpte'- this morulug. but it waB a bllzzradette. Snow began to rail about niuojo'olook luet nigbt.tiy dawp a foot of the"! whio feathery covering ooiicealod Fthe previously hare streets. About ten o'clock this morning a wind whipped up from tho lower canyon and did stunts. The tempreaturo full rapidly, but by noon tho wind fcll'aud tho Bunfahono intermittently. Local weather sharpB, who Have successfully prognosticated motenrolrgicul pbeuomoua since Old Haldy wiih a hole in tho ground, unite in saying that thl i settles it; that March dime In like a lamb and iu going out like a lion; aud that next week spring loft, salubrious geutlo spring will bo in our midBt. ,: W. 13. Hurd, howevor, says that we will have more J-auow in May than fell up to March 1. But be has beou waiting here for several weeks for the auow to disappear In tho hills, that be may start work on his mlniug properties, and ia getting desperate, which colors hia judgment. Sevoral of the miners came down from tho Overland ('yesterday after noon and report that threo feot of mow had fallen in thu Cable Cove diatriut during the past fuw days. Last night nurely added another. Tho snow plowjhad to be sunt over the Sum)tor Tipton division of tho Humptur Vulluy railway this morning to break a way for tho piiHHungor. Matloon, Illinois. People Here. A party of olHcors an liuavy atook holdurs in thu Maltoon Mining oom iiiiiiv. uncrating iu thu Pocahontas district, arrived in Sumptur tills morning from linker City ou a visit to tho local Hmultur, to which tho Mattooti company uxpuctH to bu a regular shipper this suuimur. Tho party consists of (Jonoral llorce S. Clark, a prominent jusrlHt of Mat toon, llliuuis, W. 8. White, mayoi or that city; L. Ashmoro, a mombur of the Mattoou council, aud A. W. Hutlur, of Maker City. (Jon. Clark ih proHidont of thu Mattoou com pany; Mr. Whitu ia vIco-pruHldont, and Mr. Butler miuiugor. Thu party ruturuud to Bukur tuis afternoon. ANNUAL M10UTINU BLUIO HIKU MININU COMPaNV. Notice is horeby glvun that thu an nual mooting of thu Htoukholdura of thu liluu Bird Mining company will bo held at thu ollluo of Williamson & Burleigh, 242 Watei Street, Augusta, Maine, on tue eleventh day of May, 1005, at 2 o'clock iu tho uft'iruoon, for thu following purpeses: First. -To uluut a board of direc tors for the ensuing corporate year. Suond.- To transact am other binluuHH which may comu buforo suid mooting. Sumpter, Oregon, April 1005. O. O. WltlllllT, Secretary. Bird Milling Company. 21th, Hluu ANNUAL Mtir-U'lNli HUCK IIOKN MINUS. Notice is hereby by given that the aiiiiuual mooting of thu stockholders of thu Buck Horn Mines will bo hold at thu otllou of WilliaiiiHou it Uur luigh, 242 Watur Street, Augusta, Maine, ou thu seventeenth day of May, 1005, at 2 o'clock iu tho after noon, for the following purpeses: First. -To elect a board of direct ors for tho eiiHiiliut corporate year. Suuond. To trausaut any other business which may come buforo taid mooting. Sumpter, Oregon, April 24 th, 1005. 0. C. W BIGHT, Secretary. Buck Horn Ml no. INJUNCTION AGAINST THE COLUMBIA Another chapter baB been writen in the sensational suit of Harry T Hen dryx, Hucoessor to the Ueiset-Hendryx Iuvoitmout company, against the Col umbia Gold Mining company and Frank Baillie, general mauager there of. The suit Ivolvea possession of the celebrated Tabor Fraction. In the circuit court at Baker City yes terday, Judge Sam White answered the prayer of the plaintiff aud issued a temporary injunction against the Columbia company, restraining it from mlniug aud milling any more oro from the Tabor Fractiou until further orders from the court. The injunction Ib the outgrowth of a suit reooutly instituted by Mr. Heudryx, piayiug for uu ubrugatlou of contract with tho Columbia com Miuy, Tabor relativo to operation of tho Fractiou, and demand lug au accounting of oros extracted aud treated fborofrom hy the dofonddnt company. Tho original complaiut sot out that the (Joisor Heudryx In vostmeut company had eutered into au agreement with tho Columbia Cold Mining company, by the terms of which the latter was given authority to mluo and mill all oros from tho lower lovola of the Tabor Fraotion on a ruyalty basis. Tho plaintiff alleged that since the signing of this contract and agreement the defendant company has mined aud milled oroH to the value of approximately 850,000, and that no accounting li'is been made thereof. Judgment in abrogation of this coutract, aud ordering au accounting, was prayed for, and during tho penduuoy of the suit an injunction was asked. The final outcome of tho case is watched with considerable interest by the miniug fraternity of this camp. Mauager Baillio, uf tho Columbia, paused throuli Sumpter this afternoon ou his way to Baker City. When asked by a Miuor mau if he had any thing to say regarding this injunc tion, he pulled out the papers aerved on him yesteraay, witu rno remara: "That tells the story, We have shut dowu everything at the Columbia aud will wait ror the conclusion of this series of litigation." The language of the injunction is "until further ordors of the court." Mr. Baillio said that his compauy will do nothing to hasten the court to issue any additional order, ap parently Implying that a waiting game would suit him as well a3 any otber. Principles of Atomic Theory. It has beeu hastily aisumod that the recent marvellous discoveries of thu extraordinary properties of rad ium have entirely upset the atomic theory This is far from tho truth. What effect the passage of ouo ele ment iuto another will have upon the atomio theory is yet a matter for the future to disclose. Iu tho meantime, chemists are still retaining aud using iu their every day work the principles of the atomio theory. This is evi denced by the very large numbers of re-determinations of the atomic weights made during the past year. The atomic weights, ho far as whole numbers, and as far aa the first place of decimals are concerned, are pretty well established. The right now is for fixing these weights to the second and third place of decimals. For ex ample, nitrogen has been assumed to have, as a result of careful expert mental work, the atomic weight of 14.04; the work done last year throws souio doubt upon tnis, aud would seem to indicate a lower atomic weight. Possibly 14 007 is uearer tho truth. Mauy otber atomic weights are under investigation, and as a re sult, we may look to see some facta revealed which may be startling to the geueral loientlflo public. Min ing Reporter. INVESTOR SAYS Hf WAS fllMFLAMMED Using the uame of C. B. Wade, de funct cashier of the First National nsnk of Poudloton, iuJicted for for gery aud embezzlement, aud a bank rupt mining speculator, aa the opou soasnmo to bis bank acoouut, C. C. Laubghlin alleges that M. A. Butlor defrauded him out of 85000 ciiBb aud numerous promissory notos iu cuuneutiou with the manipula tion of the Woatberhy group and Bouanza mines iu eastern Oregon. Laughliu has brought suit iu the cir cuit court to sot iiHide the promissory uotes. aud for a judgment agaiust Butlor of 85000 aud $5000 addi tional damages. Laughliu, in his complaint, alleges that Butler, through fraud aud miB repreieutatious, iuducod the plain tiff to buy tresaury stock Iu the Weatherby group of miues for 82500. He says Butler knew at the time tho mine was nothing more than a bole iu the ground, but represented that it was a paying piopositiou. After this tho Weatherby Mluiug compauy became insloveut aud was roorgauizod. About this time O. B. Wado's aousatioual failure was an nounced, aud Laughliu says that Butler canin to him Haying that Wade held 75,000 share? of the Bonanza mluiug stock, aud that It would be sold at public auotlou, aud ad vised plaintiff to buy it. Laughliu says be commissioned Butler to buy the stock, which ia reported waa doue for 82500, but, iu fact, Laugblin alleges, Wade never owued any of this stock, but that transferred to Laughliu wps owned by Butler, who was hurrying to get out of a losing proposition. Laughliu says that since the expose of Wade's gigautio mining schemes, he has learned that the Wetherby group aud Bouanza miues were worth less, aud further that Butler's state ments were fraudulent and made with tho iuteutiou of awindliug the plain tiff out of mouey. Telegram. Pa'd Gold for Gold. Tom Duupby yesterday bought from Gilkey & Kershaw about 81400 worth of gold dust and uuggets, part of the gorgeouB display which the lucky Viusou creek miners panued from a pocket ou their Belmout mine. Mr. Duupby will keep the nuggets for display, first lu the permanent min eral exhibit here, aud later iu the miues building at the Lewis and Clark fair. Fresh line of Lowney's candies at Ed. Wesiberg's; Hotel Sumpter Building.