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About The Sumpter miner. (Sumpter, Or.) 1899-1905 | View Entire Issue (Aug. 15, 1900)
THE SUMPTER MINER
SUMPTER, OREGON, AUGUST ij, 1900.
HORSE RACE MEETING.
MONEY RAISED TO GUARANTEE
ONE BEING HELD HERE.
Dates Fixed For September 26 to 30, Inclus
iveWill Hang Up $1500 in Purses
Half Mile Track Will Be Constructed
in South Sumpter Addition Sixty Out
side Horses Will Be Entered.
Al Jones and Seymour Bell returned
Sunday from Baker City, where they met
with the principals of the racing associa
tion and track directors of that city. It
was learned that the Burns association,
In the eastern Oregon circuit, had ar
ranged to hold its meeting September 17 to
Sumpter dates were fixed for Septem
ber 26 to 39, inclusive; Baker City, Octo
ber 3, 4 and 5, Boise City, October 8 to
Messrs, Jones and Bell report that the
subscription fund here for the racing asso
ciation is now guaranteed and they are
going ahead with all arrangements to
make this first event in Sumpter a great
uccess. Work will at once begin on the
half mile track under the direction of Pres
ident Jones, who is familiar with such
things and will soon have it in first-class
condition. The location will be on the
Townsite company's South Sumpter ad
dition, where .1 comfortable grand stand
Maud will be erected.
A good string of horses from the Burnt
river district will be here, also from Burns,
where they have race horses in plenty,
and as speedy as any In the west. Other
points will also send entries, four or five
coming from Portland. It is confidently
expected that sixty outside horses will be
It Is scarcely necessary to say that
every business man in Sumpter should
take a personal interest in this movement
and do everything In his power to promote
and help It along. The fund of $1500
askedfor by the directors is not a large
one, considering the results that a success
ful meet would be to the town.
This amount has been provided for and
all of It will be hung up as purses. It has
not yet been decided just how it will be
cut up, but the division will be an equita
ble one, as no one connected with the en
terprise lias any individual ax to graind.
Changes in First Bank of Sumpter.
Cashier Newlands, of the First Bank
of Sumpter, retires from that position at
the end of this week, to take an important
place in the management of the Sumpter
Transportation company, In which he Is
.1 large stockholder. He will go to Port
land, his former home, remaining there
several weeks. On his return he will be
accompanied by his tamily, who will re
ide in Sumpter in the future. Hoy
Miller will assume his old position as
cashier of the bank. Everyone knows
that he Is all right. Mr. Newlands says
that in all his experience, President Rob
bins, qf the First Bank of Sumpter, treats
his customers and depositors with more
consideration than any bank officer of
which he has knowledge, and that the
.system is a "winner."
Owner of the Baby McKee Here.
Captain Charles Regnier, af Cincin
nati, one of the eastern owners of the
Haby McKee mine in Cable Cove, being
developed under the able direction of
Colonel John T. Grayson, arrived here
this morning in company with the latter,
and left for the property, to become
personally familiar with the same. The
Captain Is one of several well to do men
who live thousands of miles away from
here, but who have shown their faith in
the district by the Investment of their
money through a competent representa
tive. Development work at the Baby
McKee Is being actively pushed forward;
good houses will be finished for the
miners for all winter work, and the
"Baby" will s.oon be on the list of ship
pers. HOBSON COMPANY'S BRICK BLOCK
Work On This Building Will Be
1 11c nooson mercantile company lias
taken up its bond on the lot next to the
corner of Granite and Center streets,
where it did business before the fire, and
will begin tomorrow to erect thereon a
brick block 25x100 feet.
Manager Jesse Hobson says he has not
yet let the contracts, but has been figuring
with several builders and is in position to
close the deal at any time. The work to
morrow will be preliminary, that of sur
veying and laying off the ground.
This lot has a cellar already excavated.
Its walls will be made of stone, as a
foundation for the new building. As soon
as the debris left by the fire can be cleared
away, the stone work will be commenced.
, The Hobson Mercantile company has
done a large and ever Increasing business
since the day it bought out W. C.Calder.
Both of the Hobsons here are thorough
business men and popular gentlemen,
who are trade getters and trade holders.
The company was much crippled by the
fire, more on account of not being able to
get a favorable location than for any
other reason, and when the old stand is
ready for occupancy, it will again do the
big business In this section of eastern
Promising Burnt River District.
One of the most promising mining dis
tricts in all eastern Oregon is the Burnt
river district, situated about twenty miles
south of Baker City. Quartz and placer
mining Is going on there without inter
ruption, and the district gives every evi
dence that In the near future some big
paying mines will be brought to the front.
M. Keyton, of Keyton Brothers, owns
five quartz claims In a group. The ore
Is free milling and a Huntington mill Is
In operation on the property, and the
ledges run from fifteen to 100 feet In
width. The claims are located near the
road which runs from Baker City to
Malheur City. Keyton Bros, are heavily
Interested In the district and have leased
a claim to Philip Hell. It is worked by
an arastra and the ore assays from f 10
up to $500 to the ton. The district, com
paratively speaking, is a new one, and
the residents are enthusiastic over its
future prospects. Baker Republican.
"The Portland", conducted by Gus
Woodward on Mill street, is fully a
representation of its name. A visit will
convince you of this.
When you travel the Bourne road re
member Barnard has all the latest remedies
for dust in the throat.
All kind of cake, pies bread etc., at
Brechtel's bakery, opposite the depot.
All orders 'filled promptly.
The City Green house, at Baker City,
f urnishes choice cut flowers.
OLD FOLKS' EXCURSION
Arrangements For Entertain
ing Visitors Tomorrow.
The old folks' excursion will be run out
from Baker to Sumpter tomorrow, arriv
ing here on the regular torenoon train,
and leaving on the return at 5 o'clock in
the afternoon. The Baker City Demo
crat of this morning states that yesterday
08 names of those who intended to go on
the excursion had been handed In to the
committee. There will In all pnbabllity
be more thun too in the patty, no one of
whom will be less than sixty-two years
The local committee has completed all
arrangements for entertaining the visitors.
Yesterday, In conference with Mrs. Olm
stead and Mrs. Nlbley, who came here
from Baker for the purpose, it was decided
to serve the mid-day lunch in Hills
opera house, instead of in the grove at (lie
foot of Mill street, in order to take no
chance on a possible shower. The wel
coming speech by Attorney Richards, the
response by C.W. Nlbley and a musical
program by local talent will also take
place at the opera house.
The visitors will bring a dozen of their
prettiest girls to assist the Sumpter girls
in waiting on the taDles. The hall is being
Various plans for entertaining the old
folks out of doors, In case the weather
is pleasant, has been perfected.
OH Money Looking For Investment.
Mr. George P. Snowden, of Oil City,
Pa., is a late arrival in the city, and his
coming Is to make an investigation of the
mining Industry with a view of making
investments, not alone for himself, but for
wealthy associates In the oil regions of
Pennsylvania. Mr. Snowden says there
has been plenty of money made in oil In
his state and this capital Is in need of In
vestment. Mining, he says, is coming
to be looked upon as being just as legiti
mate as any other business pursuit, and
the capitalists of his state are beginning to
see as safe Investment In mines as in any
thing else. The mines In eastern Oregon
are beginning to be known In Pennsyl
vania and Mr. Snowden says he thinks
much capital will tlow here in the near
future. Baker Democrat.
Sumpter the Best Town in Oregon.
Mr. and Mrs. John Gagen, recently re
turned from a ten days trip through the
west and southwest portions of the districts
tributary to Sumpter, including the Bums
section in Harney county. Mr. Gagen Is
very enthusiastic in his claims that
Sumpter has much to make it the princi
pal town of eastern Oregon, backed as
it is by the finest country out of doors,
with mines Immediately surrounding it,
with stock and farms beyond. That this
is the distributing center, decreed by
Nature, one has only to travel over the
adjacent territory to be convinced.
Fight Between Cattle and Sheep Men.
Pete Miller, of the Dutcher firm of
Carter & Miller, of this city, returned
home last evening from Harney county,
where he purchased 1000 head of mutton
sheep and drove them over the trail to
this city, passing through the upper Burnt
river section. Mr. Miller got his band of
sheep along the route without mishap
until he arrived in the vicinity of Her
ford. Here he lost about twenty head
from eating saltpetre thrown out on the
range by cattle owners. A range battle
between cattle and sheep owners Is Immi
nent in the Burnt river section, according
to Mr. Millers statement. The Malheur
divide is the separating ground of th
deadly foes. Sheep men are forced to
keep their bands on the Malheur side of
the divide, and any Infraction of the order
promulgated by cattle men will precipitate
a light to the death. The sheep men ate
equally determined to run their bands
wheresoever they please and shooting Is
likely to commence at any moment.
Every mother's son of (hem on both sides
ride the range armed to the teeth, and aro
determined to die If they must 'In the
protection of what seems to tlieiji to bo
their rights. Baker City Democrat.
Town Council Proceedings.
The town council held an adjourned
meeting last Wednesday evening; but did
little else than allow the regular monthly
bills. The regular weekly meeting was
held Saturday evening and ) transacted
some routine business. A representative
of the owners of slot machines appeared
before the council and asked that thn
license fee be reduced from five dpllars a
month. The request was referred to the.
finance committee. There are now ten
machines in operation in town, yielding
a revenue of fifty dollars a month.
Sumpter Loses Its First Game.
The Sumpter base ball team went to
Baker Sunday to play ball, but Instead
played horse, which accounts for that
town ball score of 31 to 2H, the other fel
lows winning the game. The most gen
erally sprung excuse for this carnival of
errors is that our pitcher failed to material
ize. This Is Sumpter's first defeat this
season, and of course, can lose a game
mcaslonally, without losing temper. Be
tween Sumpter and Baker it Is now a
"horse apiece." The deciding game will
be played here Sunday, August 26.
Forty Tons of Ore From the Tempest.
Superintendent Laughlln returned Mon
day night from a trip through the, Green
horn. He says it Is a mining region of
great possibilities, but that comparatively
little development work has been done
there as yet. While on this trip he
bought forty tons of ore from the Tempest,
which is iuw being delivered at the
smelter at the rate of eight tons per day.
1 his is a portion of the rock over which
there was more or less litigation and scrap
ping a couple of weeks since.
Developing Morning Star Group.
Judge Newberry Is spending this week
in town, having returned from the mlrm
some days since. He has ten men work
ing in the Morning Star group, IncMed in
this county very near the Malheur county
line. The group consists of three claims,
and the judge says that three distinct
ledges run through the entire length ot
the group, and that the rock carries all
kinds of gold. Portland capital Is in
terested hi this property and developing
"The Portland", conducted by Gus
Woodward on Mill street, is fully a
representation of its name. A visit will
convince you uf this.
For Sale. A ten light arc dynamo, i
first class condition. Very cheap. Apply
to Seymour H. Bell at office Sumpter
Light and Power Co.
- Don't nejlect your eyes. Glasses and
spectacles properly fitted to defective
sight. F. C. Brodic, Opera House Jew
elry Store, Sumpter.