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About The Sumpter miner. (Sumpter, Or.) 1899-1905 | View Entire Issue (Nov. 22, 1899)
THE SUMPTER MINER
SUMPTER, OREGON, NOVEMBER 22, 1899.
WATER WORKS BONDS
TO DRAW ONLY SIX PER CENT
AND SELL AT PAR.
Morris 6. Whitehead, of Portland and Den
ver, Offer to Take the Entire Issue of
$50,000 Run for Twenty Yean Thk
it the Seal of Approval Placed on the
Sumpter Proposition by Men of Expe
rience and Far Reaching Judgment.
W. L. Vinson has received an offer
from Morris & Whitehead, of Portland
and Denver, of par for the entire Issue of
water works bonds, f 50,000, to run twenty
years and draw six per cent Interest.
This proposition was made by F. S.
Morris a day or two since, after having
Inspected the system, looked into the
mining resources of the district and esti
mated the prospects of Sumpter, as to its
present prosperity and its continued
growth and permanency. No class of
men are so far seeing as the successful
financier who deals in securities, the value
of which Is based on the stability of a
municipality, and Morris & Whitehead
stand at the head of such firms operating
in the West. That they should make so
liberal an offer for Sumpter waterworks
bonds means that men trained in judging
of the resources of a country and the
probable long continued prosperity of a
town have placed the seal of their ap
proval on this town and district, and
backed their judgment to the extent of
The capital stock of the Water company
Is only 950,000, and will have a bond issue
of an equal amount. This offers excel
lent security for the bonds and the prop
erty will prove a bonanza for Mr. Vinson,
the fortunate exclusive owner. He stated
to a MINER man this forenoon on his re
turn from Baker City, that the deal with
Morris & Whitehead has not yet been
formally closed, and that the statement in
a Baker City paper to the effect that the
offer had been accepted Is Incorrect, for
it hasn't been.
Pint Bank of Sumpter' New Quarter.
Sumpter's prosperity and growth Is in
dicated by the fact that the business of
the First Bank of Sumpter, which opened
its doors for business less than a month
ago, Is obliged to enlarge its temporary
quarters to accommodate its patrons until
the new brick, which will be the perma
nent home, Is completed. To this end
the bank has arranged with Mr. Connel,
of the Star hotel, to remodel the two
rooms in the extreme west end of his
building, which will be occupied as soon
as the work can be done, thus giving
back to the Sumpter Hardware company
the much needed space now used by the
Sumpter a Newspaper Reading Town.
All of the live newspapers of the North
west have had representaitves in Sumpter
during recent weeks, to see and re
port on this latest wonder in rapid town
building. The results of their Investiga
tions have been told in scores of columns
of matter about fabulously rich gold de
posits now being uncovered, resulting In
Sumpter suddenly changing from a sleepy
village to the most active, llvest mining
camp on the continent. The newspapers
themselves have been quick to take ad
vantage of these conditions. Close upon
the heels of reporters have followedcan-
vassers. The former found here a cosmo
politan population; whether they came
from British Columbia, Washington,
California, Idaho, Montana or Utah, they
learned that former citizens of those
states were here. The canvassers, there
fore, have done a big business In this
town. Three months ago -the old expo
nent of mossbacklsm, the Oregonlan .cov
ered the field, while now there are offered
for sale daily on the streets and at news
stands the Salt Lake Tribune, Boise
Statesman, Rossland Miner, Spokesman
Review, Anaconda Standard, Butte Miner,
San Francisco Examiner and Call, Port
land Teleeram. Seattle Times, three or
four New York papers and the Denver
News. The Spokesman-Review takes
the lead, because Spokane people awoke
from its long sleep this rich district and
many are here and more are coming from
that place. C. J. Freese, representing
this paper, made his second visit here last
week. He says that close on to 100 Re
views are taken In Sumpter at present.
PROMINENT PEOPLE PRESENT.
Sumpter Crowded With Visitor From All
Over the Big West.
Sumpter has been particularly crowded
with visitors during the past week or ten
days, the list Including many pro.nlnent
men In various lines of business through
out the Northwest.
General Passenger Agent Hurlburt, of
the O. R. & N arrived a week ago, ac
companied by F. S. Morris, of the firm of
Morris & Whitehead, financial brokers of
Portland and Denver, and Editor Jack
son, of the East Oregonlan. They vis
ited several of the surrounding camps un
der the guidance of W. L. Vinson, re
maining here three or four days, appar
ently enjoying themselves under the hos
pitable care of their entertainer.
Some of the other visitors of prominence
are D. J. McDonald, a famous mining
expert from Rossland, B. C;, who is here
in a professional capacltyi E. Juessen, a
mining engineer from Spokane; J. F.
Bachelder, chairman of the mining de
partment of the Portland Chamber of
Commerce, accompanied by F. E. Arm
stead, also of Portland, J. K. Pardee, Jr.,
of Philipsburg, Montana; C. S. Batter
man and F. E. Shaw, Butte; Mr. Peter
erson, of Anaconda, Montana. Arthur
Hill, of Michigan, interested In the Ibex;
H. S. Stebblns, Seattle; C. H. Fisher, of
theRlsdon Iron works, San Franckco; ex-
Govtrnor Black, of Utah, now a resident
of Spokane; O. G. Labaree and Mr. Mc
ail For Bid.
Notice Is hereby given that the Union
Smelter Manufacturing company will re
ceive sealed bids for supplying 18,000
bushels of charcoal, to be made from
green black pine, and for 200 cords of
seasoned pine wood, up to noon of Nov
ember 25, 1899, bids to be left at Van
Duyn & Swgigett's office in Sumpter,
and addressed to the undersigned.
P. R. BISHOP.
Heavy Furniture Stock.
Case, Looney & Co., the furniture
dealers in the opera house block, have
just received five carloads of furniture,
carpets wall paper, linoleums, mattings,
mattresses, etc. This firm, by buying in
carload lots, is In a position to offer their
goods at Baker City prices, thus saving
you freight from that point.
Rsd CUcf Mac Sold.
O. G. Labaree and associates have
purchased the Red Chief property, In the
Cable Cove districted will at once begin
Sightly Residence Addition
Civil Engineer H. K. Wheeler has fin
ished the plat of the Sumpter Townsite
syndicate's second addition, which has
been named Warren Heights, In honor of
the man who has made adjoining and alt
Sumpter property valuable and saleable.
This addition comprises between eighty
and a hundred acres, situated north of
Manilla and Pine streets to Magnolia.
It contains thirty-four blocks, all of Irreg
ular shape, platted to conform to the to
pography of the land, the hills and dales
surrounding the reservoir, and a finer
piece of engineering work and draughting
Is not to be found in the Northwest.
Twenty-four of these blocks, as far
east as Badger street, have been sub
divided Into lots, everyone n sightly home
building location. The other ten blocks
have not been subdivided, and the In
tention of the Syndicate Is to sell them to
people who want large grounds around
their handsome residences.
This property will be placed on the
market in a few days.
Municipal Election December 5.
At a meeting of the town council Satur
dav evenhiK the recorder was instlucted
to give notice of the municipal election to
be held December J, according to the
method prescribed by law. The notice is
published In another column of THE MIN
ER today. It is understood that there
will be no caucusses nor conventions to
nominate candidates for the several offices
to be filled. Any one who wants to run
for one ot the places can do so by getting
out a petition with ten signatures at
tached, and file it with the recorder live
days before election. Candidates have
not yot uncovered themselves.
Second Payment on a Group of Mine.
The seeond payment J $$000 was yes
terday made by Arthur Murphy and Ills
associates on a group of claims near the
Red Boy that was recently, tied up by
them, and upon which Mr. Preble is now
directing the work. According to reports
sent down by that gentleman, the vein,
which was followed from the grass roots,
has responded nicely as It has been opened
up, and some very high grade ore is
now exposed. He Is very much pleased
with the prospect, and if the proposition
improves as rapidly during the winter as
it has during the past season, the owners
will begin to cast about for a mill. Ba
ker City Democrat.
Vinson Saw Mill Starts Today.
The sawmill plant erected half a mile
up Powder river from town by W. L.
Vinson, began cutting lumber today.
The capacity of the mill Is 25,000 per day.
The supply of logs on hand will permit
the mill to be run to that capacity for
some time. The entire output will be
used by Mr. Vinson in his various enter
prises, first of which will be the building
of the bridge across the river, connecting
his west side addition with the town.
Madame Britten's New Restaurant.
Madame Britten, well known as a ca
terer, hat secured the Woods building on
Mill street, opposite Basche's, and is fit
ting up a first-class restaurant on the
ground floor, which Is Intended to be one
of the best appointed dining rooms in
Sumpter. The kitchen will be under her
own supervision, thus assuring her pa
trons strictly palatable, home-cooked
meals and everything good to eat, as the
Madame has arranged to have such sup
plies as are not In this market regularly
shipped her from the coast. She will also
furnish the eight rooms on the second
floor with new and elegant furniture,
stoves and everything for the comfort of
first-class transient or home patronage.
The upper front rooms of this place are
particularly desirable, having large pro
jecting bay windows, from which a fine
view up or down Mill street can be had.
Sale of the Trcadwell Group.
The Treadwell group of mines has been
sold to Topping of Trail Creek, B. C.
The Treadwell consists of four full claims,
and the development Is sufficient to In
sure a safe Investment. The mine Is on
Olive creek near the Van Anda mine of
the Blewetts, in the Sumpter district.
The price paid Is said to be 6o,ooo.
SUMPTER CLUB HAS A HOME.
Formal Opening Will Take Place In Van
Duyn Hotel December 9.
The Sumpter club has rented the second
floor of the building now known as the
Van Duyn hotel; will take possosslon De
cember 1 nud have Its formal opening on
the evening of December u. This
was decided at a meeting of the club
At that time the by-laws were submit
ted by the executive committee and with
some minor changes were adopted. It
was decided to incorporate under the mu
tual association act, passed by the last
legislature, which does not require the In
corporated company to have a specified
capital stock. All property Is held and
controlled by n governing board, the num
ber of which Is elastic. This board for
the Sumpter club will be Us olticers and
chairmen of the standing committees.
Communications were read from the
Portland chamber of commerce, suggest
ing that the district arrange to make a
mineral exhibit at the Paris exposition
next year, and from Miss Meyers, princi
pal of the city schools, requesting aid In
securing much needed furniture for the
school. Both propositions were discussed
at length, but no definite acrlou was taken
Engine Off the Track.
The engine attached to the logging
train which should have left for Baker this
forenoon, ran off the track at the Mill
street crossing as it was pulling nut, and
had not been replaced on the track at
noon. Little or no damage was done.
New Dentist Arrives.
A. C. Greenlee, a dentist from St. Paul
and other eastern cities and more recently
from Portland, comes to Sumpter highly
recommended In his profession. He has
opened an office in the Austin building,
over the Columbia market.
Wm. Schnarr, who sold the Inter
Mountain group to Calder and Finch, will
return to his home In Illinois, after an ab
sence of eighteen years.
Make your Thanksgiving dinner per
fect by serving fresh grain fed fowls.
Johnson's meat market. Fifty cents.
Johnson & Davis, confectioners on
Mill street, offer their own make of fine
Turkish Nugget chocolate and bon bons.
For fresh fed fat fine fowls for Thanks
giving leave orders at Johnson's meat
market. Fifty cents,