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About The Sumpter miner. (Sumpter, Or.) 1899-1905 | View Entire Issue (June 13, 1900)
Wednesday. June i$, 1900
THE SUMPTER MINER
GOLD IN CHICKEN CRAW
Mrs. Fisher Making Regular
It is with some little hesitancy that
THE MINER tells this story; because the
thing Is a chesmit, and is usually regard
ed as a cheap fake fish story. But this
one Is based on facts and occasionally
this paper does tell the truth, even though
it knows by so doing it will get the ha-ha
from a scoffing public.
Mrs. Fisher, who conducts the Rimbol
restaurant on Mill street, has been finding
gold nuggets in chicken's craws.
The first was discovered about ten days
ago. Since then she has been looking
for more. Sunday forenoon she killed
four more and in the craw of each she
found a number of particles of coarse gold,
some as large as a wheat kernel.
These chickens have been running at
large in the yard baCK of the restaurant
There is nothing strange about the occur
rence. It has often been declared that
there is gold enough in every lot in the
Sumpter townslte to pay for It. In this
case, however, a lot of gravel had been
dumped In the yard, which was hauled
from the old placer ground on the river
bank. The gold could have come either
from this or the ground Itself. There Is a
steep bank on the rear of this lot, which
gives an exposure of sufficient depth for
gold to be found.
It is perfectly natural for chickens, in
pecking around In earth, to pick up shin
ing particles sucli as gold dust. In each
of the fowls the value of the dust found
was greater than that of the bird Itself.
Tills ought to furnish a pointer for some
one to start a chicken ranch on placer
diggings, which would practically assure
at least a double valuation for every one
Spokane Mining Man Here.
I". P. Hogan, a prominent mining man
of Spokane, was in this section last week
looking over the country witli a view to
future investment. He visited the promi
nent mines of the Bourne district, the
Umpqua group and Granite properties
and expressed himself as very favorably
impressed witli the possibilities of the
country. Mr. Hogan iias examined over
1000 mines during the past ten years and
is qualified to express an opinion. He is
identified witli some of the prominent
properties of British Columbia and the
Couer d' Aleuts. He will return in a tew
weeks and make a thorough examination
of the district, alter which a liberal In
vestment of northern capital Is sure to
follow. Willie here he was the guest of
H. W. Miller.
Base Ball Game on the Fourth.
Theie will be a base ball game here on
the Fourth of July and all ball players are
requested to leave their names at Harley
Wood's place. Practice games are being
arranged for, and it is thought a pendant
winning team can be organised. These
have already signified their willingness to
take a hand: John Walker, Horace Hall,
WalterCronlu, Frank linbsoii, Theo
Housewortli, Frank Rogers, Sam Starts,
Clyde Hobsou, Andy Stiiisou, Charles S.
Warren, ir., Frank Thomes, Hush Liver
more, Harley Wood, T. O. Jones, Frank
Randall and Charley Moore.
LeUon Balllet in Sumpter.
I.etsou Balliet, the cosmopolitan milling
engineer and operator who lias received
some undeserved, unpleasant notoriety of
late in connection with the White Swan
mine, was in Sumpter Monday. He stopped
over here on his way to Chicago from
San Francisco, on business connected
with a deal. Regarding the White Swan,
he says he simply bought the property at
sheriff's sale for debts. The company
has until December u, to redeem, and
he is doing nothing with the property
In the meantime. The Iowa fakirs are
trying to sell stock to raise the money
with which to redeem, and are making
some rather coarse thimble-rigging plays
to accomplish this purpose.
City Council Proceedings.
At the meettng'of the city council SatJ
urday evening an ordinance was passed
modifying the duties of the health officer.
The following ordinances were introduced,
read and ordered enrelled: Prescribing
the duties of the city attorney; to protect
firemen and apparatus; providing for a
dumping ground; accepting the east too
feet of the alley of block 2 in Riverside
addition. The health officer was instruct
ed to post notices in all alleys forbidding
the dumping of garbage and obstructions.
Marshal Austin was appointed pound
master. I. A. Manning was appointed
clerk during the absence of the recorder.
"The Portland", conducted by Hus
Woodward on Mill street, is fully a
representation of its name. A visit will
convince you of this.
Mrs. S. A. Campbell has a tent 20x30,
for sale. Inquire at tent south east of
Weinhard's beer on draught at Henry
Finger's; 10 cents per glass.
The Columbia beer, brewed In Sumpter,
is today as good as any made.
l)ipensers of only the
Including Old Overholt, Can
adian Club, Ushers and James
Watson Scotch, Imported 1881
Braudv, Three Star Hennessey,
and all the Leading Brands ol
VVIm-s and Cigars. New and
Elegant Fixtures. Comfort
able quarters for gentlemen.
No better service in Oregon.
1 ...The Magnolia...
T, D, Bf lllnftr I Co., Propi.
! (Formerly Hotel Van iJuyn Bid.)
E. P. Bergman &
Mill Street, Wood's Building.
OUR GREAT FIRE SALE
OF DAMAGED GOODS dt
AS been of such marked b n
Ji to ourselves in j;ettinf our
unsalable goods into money
and, we hope, to our custom
ers in their securing good
bargains at less than half their
AH our J.im.int'J i;oiiJ ii.lJn .mj
I'liJs h if l-i't'ii rrlrK.ilrJ t thl'Ji"
iMitmrnt nnj ati now iir.nlvoll miIJ,
(citing out stock In tin .Initi'i &
Clean, First-Class and Up-to-
Date in Every Particular
Allft WrJitriJav of ltil crk hit
! of J.im.icrJ ktiKk Mill clmr mull
SaturJtv altrtnoon,vlirn lhr who
luvr nut taken a.lant.iKi ol llili op
nuitunlty can Jo so at thai tlnu.
We are receiving new goods
every day and hope to see
all our old customers and
many new ones at our new
stand next to the Townsite
Company's office, where we
serve you to the best of our
Stamps, Crushers. Perforated
Metals, Jigs, Friii Vauiiers, lite.
including Sederhnhii Holier, Air
Compressors, RvidltT Pumps, Fur
naces, Etc. Write to our Chicago
ollice lor Catalogue.
Represented by MENNO UNZICKER, Hotel Warshauer,
BAKER CITY, OREGON
Is IE ir
THI: BUST APPOINT!:!)
e t Pharmacy
IN l:ASTI:UN OM-tiON.
No prescription ton difficult to fill.
(Service day or night.)
A complete line of druggists sundries, stationery and toilet articles.
The Sumpter Drug Co.
L. C. EDWARDS, MANAOI-K. SUMPTER, OREGON.
Fritz b Dwyer
We huy and sell all hinds of City
We handle Mining Properties, on
commission or lor cash.
We have made a great many sales
of City Property and mining
claims the past lew weeks.