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THE SUMPTER MINER.
SUMPTER, OREGON, FEBRUARY 14, 1900.
NO. 2 j.
FIRST CLASS HOTEL.
DAVID WILSON WILL COMPLETE
ONE IN SIXTY DAYS.
Conductcdon the European PUn Corner of
Mill and Austin Steam Healed, Electric
Lighted and All Modern Convenience
Forty-One Bedrooma and Other Apart
ments Condition Demand Such a Houtc
Immediately Already Rented.
While David Wilson was In town last
week, he was asked by a gentleman here
if it would be possible for him to build a
first class hotel, to be operated on the
European plan, and have it completed
some time during the spring season. The
gentleman wished to lease the house him
self. This Imperative requirement of
early completion excluded the possibility
of erecting a brick structure, which is Mr.
Wilson's specialty, and in which he has
won renown throughout the Northwest.
Yesterday he returned to Sumpter, hav
ing considered the proposition favorably.
He brought with him plans for the build
ing and is prepared to begin work at once.
Last evening he stated to a MINER repre
sentative that he thought work would
begin Monday; that only a definite under
standing as to details with the lessee,
whose name he does not now care to make
public, is necessary In order to insure the
immediate building of the house. Re
garding this, he believes there is scarcely
a doubt. Mr. Wilson Is himself a build
ing contractor of long and varied exper
ience, and will personally superintend the
The plans are for a very attractive
three-story structure, 60 by 90 feet. It
will be on Mill street, on the opposite cor
ner of Austin from where he will build
r.ext summer the large, elegant brick
hotel. The house will have a stone foun
dation, lap siding outside of building
paper, and will be lathed and plastered in
side, the best quality of seasoned lumber
being used throughout. It will be electric
lighted and steam heated.
The plans for the ground floor provide
for a store room 20 by 40 feet on the cor
ner, a barber hop 12 by jo feet, opening
on Mill street, with three bath rooms, and
water closets In the rear; the main stair
way entrance to the upper floors, eight
feet wide, beginning ten feet from the en
trance, and another room 20 by 40 feet, to
be used as a cafe, with kitchen in the rear.
On Austin street in the rear of the corner
store, there will be four suits of offices, of
two rooms each, the front office being 12
by 16 feet and the rear room 12 by 12.
All of these fronts will be of plated glass.
The second and third floors are very
similar in design, each consisting of a
parlor on the street corner, bath rooms
and water closets; the second floor twenty
bedrooms and the third twenty-one.
The cost of this building will be about
lio,ooo. Together with the site and fur
niture the hotel will represent an Invest
ment of fully 915,000.
Fraternal Ualoa InstaMatiqn.
On the evening of February to, Sump
ter Lodge No. 37, of the Fraternal Union
of America, held a public installation of
officers in Ellis' opera house, and this
very interesting program was rendered :
Instrumental music, Miss Carrie Spald
ing; vocal solo, Mrs. White; address on
the order, J. J. Sturglll, supreme guide;
Vocal solo, Mr. Sexton. 1 he following
officers were then installed by J. J. Stur
glll, deputy supreme president: E. C.
Steffen, fratenul master; George Baker,
justice; Mrs. Barbara Duckworth, truth;
Mrs. Mary M. Amell, mercy; Miss Jose
phine Stadman, guide; V. R. Mead, pro
tector; T. D. Taylor and Mrs. V. R.
Mead, stewards; Frank G. Shaver, secre
tary; J. L. Sullivan, treasurer; Miss Car
rie Spalding, musician; Dr. C. M. Peane.
physician; J. O. Lockhart, guide; W. A.
Green, sentinel. The address of the
supreme guide, J. J. Sturglll, was well
received. Sixteen new applications were
obtained. An executive session was then
held and fifteen candidates Initiated into
the mystrries of the order. The lodge
now has over sixty-live members, and ex
pects to reach the 100 point this month.
The charter will be open for a few days
longer, at the charter rates of 97.30.
Mining Not a Three Ball Buitnea.
I The following, from the Prescott Pros
, pect, will be appreciated by claim owners
I who have had experience with so-called
mining men who want the earth and the
J fullness thereef: There are at present a
number of gentlemen in this town in
search of a mine that is developed to a
point of absolute safety as an investment
and that has all the geological and
miueraloglcal conditions in its favor, and
gives further evidence of increasing ore
bodies, both in extent and richness. Such
a mine is being searched for, and pre
sumably with expectations of being found;
and such a mine these gentlemen would
buy providing that double the amount of
the price asked Is in sight, and that the
seller guarantee that it will continue to
Improve with development by depositing
the purchase price in the hands of a third
person, to be paid to the buyer in case the
mine fails to come up to the requirements
stipulated. Go home, gentlemen, and
back to your congenial calling. The
principles of the three-ball shop cannot be
successfully applied to mining.
Charity Ball at Bonanza.
The ball given at Bonanza Thursday
evening, for the benefit of a worthy sick
couple, was a decided success, socially
and financially. The floor was in ex
cellent condition, the music was good, the
lunch delicious and the crowd large. The
ladles of Bonanza who conducted the
worthy effort are deserving of all praise.
Several sleigh loads from Sumpter at
tended, among whom were: Mr. and
Mrs. G. W. Jett, Dr. and Mrs. L. T.
Brock, Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Marsh, Mrs.
Otto Herlocker, Mrs. H. K. Wheeler,
Misses Carrie Spalding, riffle M. Young,
Mollle E. Johnson, Lulu Jett; Messrs. A.
M. Keltic, Robert Newlin, Will Griffin
and L. Bush Llvermore.
The voters of the North and South
Sumpter precincts can now register at the
city hall, E. L. Manning, city recorder,
having received the registration books
from the county clerk for that purpose.
All of the latest novels, such as Duvld
Harum, Under the Three Flags in Cuba,
Richard Carvil, Via Crucis, Strong Arm,
When the Sleeper Wakes, My Lady and
Allen Darke, at Adler's Crystal Palace,
It Is not necessary to go to Portland to
get properly fitted with spectacles. Call
on J. B. Sawyer & Co., at Parker's studio,
Baker City. Hours, 1 :jo to 4 p. m.
WANTED By two young Japanese
boys, situations in mining camp or private
family. Enquire at this office.
Kodak and supplies at Adler's Crystal
ONE MAN'S VIEWS OF SUMPTER.
Will Come Here at Once to Engage in the
E. P. Weir, of the firm of Shurte &
Weir, Arlington, this state, tells the East
Oregonlnn that he will soon remove to
Sumpter to engage in the mercantile busi
ness. He expressed his opinion of the
town In this A-lse:
"Sumpter, In my opinion, is going to
be the leading town of Baker county. It
has the advantage of being closi to the
richest mines in that section and has the
further advantage of a railroad. Of
course, there will be other good towns, but
they do not possess the advantages that
does Sumpter, and, consequently, In my
judgment, they will never be able to keep
up with Sumpter.
"The town is also possessed of the rich
est mining claims of the entire section,
and they are located In close proximity to
the town. I am not a practical miner, but
from what I saw I am convinced that the
mines are fully as rich as is claimed of
them. I visited nearly all of the mines
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surprized at what I observed, hvery
mine is being worked with a full force of
men, and tons and tons of ore rich in gold,
silver and copper are on the dumps. At
nearly every mine it is claimed that the
ore in sight is practically unlimited in
quantity, and is generally Increasing in
value with depth. Baker county mines
are all right, and in my judgment their
richness is beyond estimating at this time.
I have no fear of the outcome and propose
to establish myself In business there just
as soon as It Is possible to do so."
Newspaper Situation at Granite.
F. G. Hull left for his home In Milton
on the noon train today. He came down
from Granite yesterday, where he Is erect
ing a building for a newspaper office.
This, he says, will not be completed until
next week. Some of his printing material
has already arrived in Sumpter, and ar
rangements made for hauling It to Gran
ite. Mr. Hull says that S. P. Sliutt has
offered to withdraw from the Granite
newspaper field for the mere bagatel of
93000. The latter's building is about
ready for occupancy. The Hood River
Sun announces that its plant will be
shipped to Granite by Mr. Shutt. Noth
ing has been heard from J. Nat Hudson
for a day or two, and It is supposed that
he is coming In with his newspaper plant.
O. W. Athey, of Idaho, shipped a print
ing plant to this place, expecting to go to
Granite, but found the ground so thor
oughly covered that he will stop here for
All Enquiring About Sumpter.
John Duquet has returned from a four
weeks trip east, having visited Denver,
Chicago, Omaha, Des Moines and other
places, where he says he found people In
a more excited state over the Sumpter
gold field question than those right here at
home. Everywhere was he questioned
by hundreds, and being a visitor to sev
eral Woodmen's lodges, he had an oppor
tunity to do some good missionary work
for this district. Many large capitalists
will personally, or through agents, inves
tigate our country immediately winter
breaks up. He says they are all anxious
for literature or anything that will convey
information concerning the country.
Baker City's Second Pamphlet.
O. L. Miller, secretary of the Baker
City chamber of commerce, is in town
today. He is getting material for the
second edition of the pamphlet which the
chamber will issue some time In March,
numbering 5000 copies. It will include
the mining region from Snake river to
Canyon City. Mr. Miller says he re
ceived such a frost from Sumpter last
year that he hasn't the nerve to present
another proposition to our citizens, though
he would be very glad to give the town
whatever space it might desire, In the
way of reading matter and illustrations.
Man Injured by Premature Explosion.
There was a premature explosion of a
blast In the Columbia mine early Satur
day morning, resulting in the severe In
jury of A. H. Cleland and the loss of his
hearing by John Kennedy, both miners.
Cleland was brought to Sumpter and his
wounds were dressed by Dr. IVarce. His
face was badly torn by Hying rock and
one eye seriously damaged, though the
doctor hopes that his sight was not des
troyed. He was taken to the hospital at
Another Prominent Mining Man Here.
J. Obalski, M. B.,of Quebec, Canada,
prominent in eastern mining circles and a
government mining engineer mid Inspector
of mines for the province of Quebec, is in
this district to personally gain what In
formation is generally uecess.iry to Inter
est Canadian and British capital. It is
unlikely that his opinion will be otherwise
than favorable, as is usual with mining
men coming here who have had some
Thirty Stamp for the May Queen.
John Thomson, president of the May
Queen Mining company, announces that
his company will increase its capital stock
950,000, and add twenty stamps to the
mill, making thirty In all. He says that
ore bodies now blocked out justify this
move. J. G. End, of Sheboygan, Wis
consin, vice president of the company, is
now in the district.
Eight Feet of $200 Rock In the Diadem.
Charley Bonner, superintendent of the
Diadem, came down from the mine yes
terday, bringing the most encouraging re
ports Irom that property. He says that
eight feet of ore has been encountered that
will assay 9200 to the ton. This property,
development work on which was only
commenced last fall, has already made
several profitable shipments.
Redmcn Will Dance.
Eagan Tribe No. 20, I. O. R. M., will
give a dunce on the evening of Washing
ton's birthday, February 22, at Ellis opera
house, for the benefit of the public school
and the fire department. The best of
music has been provided for, and the af
fair promises to attain the usual success
which marks all functions given by this
Modern Woodmen of America.
Sumpter camp, M. W. A., No. 7546,
was instituted here Friday night with fif
teen charter members, and these efficers:
L. T. Brock, V. C; II. A. Griffin, W. A.;
W. Mayer, clerk; A. P. Goss, banker;
Dr. Brock, physician; William Johnson,
sentry; G. O. Scott, watchman; J. D.
Another Baker Firm In Sumpter.
McCord Brothers will open a first-class
fruit, confectionery and cigar stand In the
new building on Mill street, opposite
Basche's hardware store. The young
men were popularly known In Baker City
where they conducted a business of the
same kind, and are sure to be successful
Sumpter souvenir spoons. F. C. Bro
die, watchmaker and jeweler, Opera