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THE SUMPTER MINER
SUMPTER, OREGON, MAY jo, 1900.
GENERAL C. S. WARREN
RETURNS TODAY FROM A TRIP
TO BUTTE, MONTANA.
Cleaned up all of His Private Bus'ness Af
fairs There and is Now on Easy Street
Three Millions of Montana Money
Will be Invested Here Within Four
Months Many Prospectors Coming.
General Warren returned this forenoon
from Butte, Montain, where he has been
torn month past on private business.
His filends will be glad to le.im that his
mission was. entirely successful, that he
wound up all of his person.il affairs there
to advantage, including several partner
ship deals with Lee Mantel, and is now
on "easy street" once more. He retains
I irge mining iutests there, but will invest
the cash realized from this general clean
up In the Snnipter district.
When THh MlNbR man called at Ills
otVice, the General was busy cleaning out
his grips and filing away documents
which lie brought with him from the great
copper camp. Coming across one that
attracted his attention, he tossed it over
to the writer, with the remark: "I have
a bag full of that lind of stuff." It was a
legally eecuted paper authorizing him to
draw 011 one of the directors of a rich
Butte bank for 5to,ooo, "to be invested
in anything in and around Sumpter which
Charles S. Warren may, in his judgment,
When he found time to talk, lie deliver
ed himself of these facts and predictions,
In about this wise: "Last year the mines
in a radius of three miles of the he.irt of
Butte produced 557,000,000 in values.
'I hat is more than all the Pacific coast
Mates and Alaska dug out of the ground.
In the same area there are twenty shafts
that reach a depth of 2000 feet. 'I here is
not one such in Oregon. And yet, I will
stake my reputation as a judge of a min
ing country 011 the assertion tli.it the
Sumpter district will beat the Butte
record, and that I will be here to remind
the cold-feet contingent that l told you so.
"There will be between three and four
millions of Montana money invested in
eastern Oregon mines in the ne.t four
months, lis ery man from Butte w ho has
isited tills district will return and bring
others along. Aanv men are leaving
there for Cape Nome, but they are men
who have no money of their own, are
merely grub staked by friends. 'I he men
witli money are coming here and they are
going to invest it. There will also be a
thousand or so Montana prospectors here
tills summer, and they will be of more
benefit to this country than seven million
Pallouser.s and Willamette valley deni
zens. One man who I am particularly
well pleased to have become interested
here is Prank Parrell, of Ansonia, Con
necticut, one of the world's great copper
kings. His e.xperts are already in the
Held looking for mining properties.
"I brought with me my friend Charles
Mattlson, of the tirm of Forbis it Mat
tison.oneof the leading law tirms of Mon
tana. He is accompanied by his w ife and J
child. Of course, they come here merely
011 a trip for recreation. T hey w ill remain ,
ten days or two weeks, and Air. Mattison
will visit all the producing mines and
promising districts for recreation.
"I haven't been paying much attention
to the Sumpter Townsite company's af
fairs during my absence, but know that a '
ueai is peuuiug, wiui every iHUD.uiiiiiy 01
successful consummation at an early day, ,
which will li for all time this as the ecu-'
ter and headquarters of the eastern Ore
gon mining interests, as it is today. The
I town is all right and is getting better
every tw enty-four hours. Yes, w ork will
I begin on a brick office bulldirg in a few
davs; what we have always intended to
MONEY ADVANCED ON ORE.
Sumpter Smelter Will Buy Rock on the
The Union Smelter Manufacturing com
pany of St. Louis lias arranged witli
Joseph Mauaudas to contract with the
miners and prospectors of the Sumpter
district and others, for all the ores they I
can deliver at the Sumpter smelter. 1 lie
plan of arrangement Is to pay spot cash
for any and all ores as soon as the smelter
can make a test, and determine their val
ues, without waiting for the ores to go
through the smelting process.
T lie benefit of this arrangement to the
small producer can easily be seen, where
1 his prospect or mine has not reached that
stage of development which enables him
to have a ready bank account on which to
draw to prosecute the extensive work
which a property will often justify.
1 Mr. Mauaudas has power given lilm.on
account of his experience, to buy ores on
the dump, if the owner prefers, which is
often the custom in large mining districts.
It will thus be seen wherein thebenelits
so often discribed in THIi MINER, a
smelter is to any district producing smell-
1 lug ores, as is the case in this section.
1 lie operation of the smelter marks a
new era in the Sumpter camp not hereto-
1 fore recognized or appreciated, but within
the present season will probably do more
1 to develop the mines hereabouts and with
in many miles of Sumpter than any other
factor yet brought forward.
THE MlNhR congratulates the smelter
people on their selection of a representa
tive for the position of ore buyer for
their plant. Mr. Mauaudas has his head
quarters at the Capital hotel, where he
can always be found.
Twelve-Year-Old Boy Steals a Hone.
Marshal Austin went to Mcliwen last
evening and arrested George Jones, a
twelve-year-old boy, for stealing a horse
in the forenoon. He took it from Hd Bell,
a man who recently arrived here from Ne
vada and is camping on the north side of
Pow der river. The horse had been turned
out to graze, was missed during the day
and a search Instituted. Dr. Brock heard
of the enquiries being made and remem
bered having seen a boy with a horse
which tallied with the description, while
making a professional call earlier in the
d ly hi the vicinity ot Mcliwen. 'I he boy
was there trying to trade the animal for a
smaller one, for the reason, as he stated,
that he couldn't mount unaided the one
th.it he was riding. He had succeeded in
trading for .1 mare and colt and had just
started home when Marshal Austin ar
rived. The horse was recovered and the
boy Is now in jail awaiting trial.
All subscribers to the St. Mary's Uni
versal hospital fund may have their pay
ments retunded by applying at the Hank
of Sumpter on or before July 1, 1000.
A. P. GOSS, Treasurer.
Pianos and Organs.
If you want to buy or rent a good
musical Instrument, get the same from a
reliable dealer. Communicate direct with
Carl Adler's music store, Baker City.
FOURTH OF JULY
Mnniv ("Winner in Ft-ptv. Sur-1
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'I lie committee which has di irge of the
subscription paper to raNe funds tor a
celebration here, reports favorably trom
the small territory canvassed In the 1 1st
few days. Only a portion of the Mill
street houses have been called upon and
nearly Sjoo has been subscribed. I he
committee states its confidence In being
able to get the desired amount of 5 1000,
thus assuring a successful celebration.
In response to the call published in Till
MlNI.R last week, a number of citizens
met in Hills opera house and these com
mittees were appointed to take the matter
l-'inaiice-A. W. Fills, J. B. Schmidt,
1 had D. Bellinger.
Transportation W. H. Gleason, T.
McEwen, C. J. Johns, J. II. Stoddard.
Entertainment The mavor, city coun
cil, Charles ii. Roblln.Phil Nebergall, C.
Prlntlng-M. C. Atliey, C. II. Marsh,
E. E. Young.
Members of these committees and all
citizens interested in the movement are
requested to meet at Citv Hall 1 hursday
evening, when a general executive com
mittee will be appointed and further steps
taken to perfect arrangements for a grand,
The meeting of the council was post
poned from Saturday until last evening,
when the water rate ordinance was finally
passed. Attorney Hammond was In
structed to revise Ordinance No. 10, a
health regulation. 'I he marshal was in
structed to notify owners of property
abutting 011 alleys to clean up within
twenty-four hours, else the city will do
the work and charge to the property.
Notices were ordered posted In all the
alleys, prohibiting the dumping of garbage.
'I he lirecr.icker ordiinnce was ordered re
vised, restricting the limits in which tire
works can be eploaded on the Fourth.
On motion of Alderman Stiiisou, the
marshal was Instructed to enforce the law
requiring saloons to be clostd on election
Removed Mortgaged Property-Gave Bonds
(Jeorge Baker returned esterdiy from
Heppner, where lie went to arrest Frank
Huberts mi the charge of having removed
mortgaged properly from the county.
1 lie property consisted of three horses, ;t
wagon and two sets of harness, I he
officer found his man and also that lie
had a bill of sale for the stuff from Mr.
Fox, formerly of the firm of l-o V Sar
gent. The mortgage Is held by Slade '
Irwin. Frank Roberts gave bonds and
was released, retaining tile stock, (ieorge
Baker says the man stands high In that
community and could give a bond for
1 100,000 If necessary. He knew that the
horses were mortgaged before he left here,
but not when he bought them.
Sale of the Griffith Placers.
A. M. Keltic- returned yesterday from
the Grilfith placer claims, about twenty
miles west of Sumpter, where he had been
for several days, lie reports that Nell J.
Soreusou, who represents some Boise
capitalists, has purchased that valuable
property, consisting of Humes, water
rights, a number ot good buildings and
'zco.'utesof nluer rounds. I he pur-
chase price is not m ido public, but it is
reported to be not far from 5so,cx. A
lew das since a cleanup ot Ss,ooo was
1 made troin a lew v.trds ol ground. It is
understood that the new owners will take
possession June is, and worix the prop
erty on a mote extensive scale th in it lias
OTHER BRICK BLOCKS.
Sumpter Townsite Company and Dwid
Willson Will Build.
W. C. Older returned this loreuoon
from Baker City, where he lias been tot a
week past 011 business ot importance and
benefit to this town. He returned there
litis afternoon to close up a deal or two.
David Wilson accompanied him to
Sumpter this forenoon. While here the
Sumpter I owtisite company awarded Mr.
Wilson the contract to erect tor it a brick
ollice building, one story high, uxso feet.
It will be built on the lot south of the
railroad track now occupied bv a small
building used as an ollice for the en
gineering department. Mr. Calder was
down at the brick yard today and bought
the brick for this building.
The deal will probably be closed In
Baker City this evening whereby David
Wilson will buy the adjoining lot, on
which he will erect for himself a brick
block. 'Hie transaction is practically
closed already, and the papers will doubt
less be signed this evening.
Work on these structures will be com
menced without delay. 'I his is to be a
town of brick, stone and iron structures
and that means permanence.
Six New Stage Coaches.
'I lie Sumpter Transportation company
lias Mulshed the work of painting and put
ting together its six new Henderson stage
coaches and next Saturday between 11
o'clock and noon will have the entire
number lined up In trout of the otlices,
with drivers and four gray horses on each
coach, to be photographed and started 011
flielr respective runs, 'I hese new vehicles
will be much appreciated by the heavy
travel on the Granite, Bonanza and
Praiiie City lines, and now that the roads
are in gooj condition, good time can be
I made and comloitable service given.
Adler's lire sale will positively close
j next Friday. Books, stationery, lancy
I goods, hammocks, etc
,, will be slaughter-
Bob Newland Bags a Bear.
I Bob New land returned Tuesday from a
1 short outing near the head waters of the
middle fork of John Day river, bringing
1 with him Hie entire carcass ot .1 large
black bear which he killed. I he bear
dressed nearly joo pound and its pelt w III
adorn Hob's bachelor den as a rug when
One hundred and twenty sheets of
good note paper only twenty-live cents at
Adler's lire siic.
Bend on Greenside Group.
Dr. D. W. Ward has taken a bond on
the Greeuside group, consisting of four
claims near the Cougir mine at Granite.
Work will begin at once under the direc
tion of Pete Joyce, formerly ol Hossland,
where he was superintendent of the Cen
ter Star mine. Sinking Instead of tunnel
work will be the system of development.
Don't miss Adler's ;nre sale. Goods
at your own price this week only.