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About The Sumpter miner. (Sumpter, Or.) 1899-1905 | View Entire Issue (Sept. 26, 1900)
THE SUMPTER MINER
SUMPTER, OREGON, SEPTEMBER 26,
RACES BEGIN TODAY. I mt,lt rt Pl-' a mill upon the property, un-
til about three months ago, when the per
manent ledge was opened tip which Is
I trom live to lifteen feet in width. Air.
1 Hodges has been visiting In San Fran-
Cisco lor about .1 month, during which time
1 lie lias secured the inacliinery which is
now being placed upon the property. He
' Isan experienced mining man, having been
Sums Horses, Eight in Number, Have Not j engaged in Cripple Creek, Colorado,
Yet Arrived Ideal Weather Peel Scl- n:,vi"K l,:d charge of some of the largest
producers In the west. He has just env
THIS MEETING WILL CONTINUE
' NEITHER WILL DIE.
Fred Kane and His Wife Both
Recovering from Wound.
ling Slow Last Evening Program for
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ployed a force of men who w III begin worl
The races commence this afternoon
The w cither couldn't be hnnroved on
Though the sun is shining brightly, the
Pine Creek Nugget Worth $107.
J. H. Brown returned a few days since
from a prospecting trip through the Burnt
river country, having located some good
claims near Alalheur and done his loca-
tion work thereon
Ur. Tape reports this forenoon that both
.Mr. and Mrs. I:red Kane, the people who
were shot a week ago, are doing well and
arc liable to recover. Dr. Anderson, a
former army surgeon, who was called in
consultation, says he has rarely seen
wounds yield so readily to treatment.
Both were shot through the lungs.
The whys and wherefores of this shoot
ing scrape have not yet been revealed.
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temperature is not too high for comfort, lie passed the Pine Creek placers a io7iop,'osl,c ,n t";kh ,),,Icr- The woman's
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money in it. The tunnel cut the ledge
when In jfo feet. I he tunnel is without
a limher, going through toJ all the way.
.Mr. Worsw kit worked In the Columbia
lor several v ears and Is well ami favor
ably known In that dlsirKt.
The track is in as good condition as could
be expected under the circumstances. It
requires time and constant work to make
h race track really fast.
There are only twenty horses here thus
ar this is written today at noon. I-till v
iwice that number were expected. l:rom !
the name of the owner ot which he failed
to learn. Atr. Brown thinks that is the
poor man's mining region of all the east
ern Oregon gold fields.
FOR GALVESTON SUFFERERS.
Burns came applications for the entry of r.ii tiii r- n. tl . a
-.Rht horses. None of these have shown Ba" '" G'V'n ff Th"r ""
uy. N.i reason for this Is assigned. I FrIdaV Evening.
There Is already miltr m l.-iro.- nnnihfr ' .Mrs. Toil! AtcEweil has Worked enrr.
of strangers in town, mostlv men who i Rctlc.-illy to make a success of the ball to
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ucKitcn ruu.iy evening ai i:iiis opera
I house for the benefit of the Galveston
storm sufferers, and has about completed
the arrangements. Its success Is as
sured. It lias been decided to have no
ladles on the committees.
Frank McDevitt will act as doorkeeper.
The tloor managers are: W. W.
I.ooney, Al Jones, A. P. (Joss, U. C.
Steffen, George Baker, C. K. DeNeffe,
H. M. Lee.
make a business of following the races.
The crowd of mere spectators is not very
dense around the streets on this opening
ruy. It is hoped, however, that the grand
Maud will he comfortably filled.
Last night an effort was made at the
Louvre to sell some pools on the races to
day, but the buying was not very lively.
I he entries are not sufficiently well known
lo those who play the races to inspire
them to a nolnt nl rntliusl.-ism uhl-li
tirompts them to bet their money. When Inception committee consists of R. L.
the runners get on the track and people 'e'" ' H. Hobblns, E. L. Kdwards,
un see what they look like, the pool priv Ci,, Jollrs. H. G. Wood, A. W. Ellis
ilege will probably pan out more satis- anJ Tom McEwen.
i.ictorily. Of course it Is unnecessary lo point out
This is the advertised nrniT.im ni Hi-, liovv entirely worthy the obiect of this
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cnaruy oau is, nor to urge the citizens of
Sumpter to give It their united support.
Till: At IN PR last week;
which was to the effect that the husband,
while apparently demented, shot the child,
herself and himself. At that time Fred
Kane stated that a man with a black mask
had shot him, but no one paid any atten
tion to the statement, thinking that his
mind was still clouded.
Since he lias regained complete con
sciousness, he tells a tale that kuotks the
props from under his wife's u.irative.
Of course, (hat old renuMve li.tu of leal.
ousy, conjured into reality by a foolish,
laltliless wile, is at the bottom of the
troubled tragedy. He says tint when
he returned to the cabin from a sh.irt walk
through the adjacent woods, in searcli ol
game, he found a man in bed with his
wife. Naturally, trouble ensued. The
two men had a scuttle, in which, detlares
Kane, Ills rifle wasd schareed n.vMi.iiiniiu
killing thechlldand woiiudiiiP tin- ivnni.-m.
He then went to his brother's cabin, a
Wednesday Free for all, quarter mile
flash, S75; special, J50; free for all, half
mIIc dash, 5125.
Thursday Free for all, live-eighths mile
,rfish, Sus; special, $50; saddle race,
horses that have never run for public
Friday Quarter mile dash for Baker
rminty horses, 575; pony race, f 25; free
1or all, three-eighths of a mile dash, 5150.
Saturday Handicap, three-eighths mile
dash, $75; special, 75; free for all, three
fourths mile dash, $150.
Sunday One mile novelty, 550 each
quarter, $200; special, 575; half mile and
In addition to this there will be another
lace for the W. H. iMosby purse of 5150.
Mr. iMosby has given the Association lot
, block 28, Sumpter Townslte company's
First addition, raflle chances in which are
now being sold. The drawing will be!,.,.,
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TowardOrwell Wrestling Match.
We, the undersigned, do hereby agree
to place In the hands of stakeholder named
below J 500 (five hundred dollars) a side
to wrestle, Cornish style, the best three
in live, the winner to take 75 per cent of
gate receipts, and the loser the balance.
The style to be wrestled as rules call. The
match to take place in Sumpter, Oregon,
onVSaturday, September 20th. 1000. The
I men to be in the ring at 0 o'clock, n. m..
1 sharp. The one failing to appear as above
' stated shall forfeit 5250. The remainder
(of the stakes to be placed in the final
1 stakeholder's hands on the day of wrest
j ling. F. J. At. Rowe to be final stake
I holder. Referee to be selected 011 day of
I Signed TOAt TOWARD,
nesses: H. SWEETAI'I'LL-.
C. H. MOORIi.
Machinery for the Red Cross. I Sumpte r Oregon. September!, 1000.
Lee HoJges, owner of the Red Cross I Shaw Company Saw Mill Sold.
Moperty about fifteen miles southwest of , The Shaw Lumber cormany lias sold
mis city, left here last evening lor the I Its saw mill here to J. II. Stellincs. of
nlllA til tnh. ili..pnu nf tit. ....til -.... ff I
v '."., me iiuuuiK iu 1 dan i.aKe, who lias already taken poss.es
tether of a new stamp mill that lias just
uriived on the properly. The mill is one
i.f the most complete ore grinders that has
Vet been set up in that section of the dis
trict. It contains all the latest improve
ments and will prove, 110 doubt, to be a
great advantage over many of the mills
around this city. The Red Cross is a
new prospect and has not heretofore pro
duced ore sufficient to justify the manage-
Mon and is operating the mill. A. R.
Bloomer, the manager for the Shaw com
pany, who built the mill, le't yesterday
for his former home in Tacoma. He says
lie has seen his family only four days dur
ing the past year, and there are ominous
complaintscomlng from that source. The
Shaw company people are good folks to
have in any community and THE MINER
regrets to see them leave this field.
quarter of a mile awav. where the villi. m
still pursued and shot him.
The reader will note that this is rather
a "fishy" story in some of its details, but
It supplies a reasonable motive for tin-
crime the Insanity theory didn't hold
waier tor nail a day. Some neon li- heller
Implicitly what Kane savs about the ..f.
fair, basing their faith on the fact that
wnen It was thought he was going to die,
he made a confession to his priest and was
absolved. They say that had he con
fessed to self destruction, he would not
have been absolved, that being against
the tenets of the church. This theory is
based entirely 011 faith, which cuts no Ice
in a criminal court.
Kane refused to tell who the man in
the case Is; said he would reveal his
identity hi case that his death was Inevit.
able. The Inference Is therefore drawn
that in the event of his recovery he will
settle tlie score without the aid ol the law.
A whole lot of people claim to know who
the man is, but no ellort Is being made In
arrest him. Otlicials evidently don't be
lieve that he did the gnu shooting and
Norrls Worswlck Strikes It Rich.
Nnrris Worswlck's manv friends in thu
section will be pleased to learn that he I
has at last received ills deserts, lias'
opened up a large vein of rich ore in a J
mine Its owns over In Idaho. His sister,'
Airs. Urock, received a letter from him
yesterday announcing this fact, also sam
ples of the ore. Some of it carries "gray
copper," which Is nearly all silver jtiM
wny 11 is lancu gray copper no one
, .. .- u..vm hi.ijr mPi.-i mi mir inn my .is incii iit-.-iuiiiariers. And
knows. WI1.1t was considered an average " Hst might lie lengthened almost
sample was assayed here, li carried I (il!,ilelv' m"1' fmy. "m,": represent
values n...n.mt... ... .K ,. .,..-.? 1 10" 5 "'VcMine'it, not Caring
values amountini! to jH.Xn. siiui .!. 1
and --pper. Atr. Worswlck and his
brothers have been working on this mine
for seven years past, pinning their faith
to it and investing their hard earned
Ue Factory for Baker City.
Articles of incorporation have been tiled
Willi the secretary of state tor the Artifi
cial Ice - Storage company. The Incor
porators rue well known local capitalists,
J. T. Donnrllv, William Pollman and
Bela K.idlsh. The capital stock lias been
placed at 515,000, which his been fully
subscribed. The company will put hi a
complete and un-to-dale nl nit fur m.im..
f.Muring artlliclil ice. I hey will also
handle coal In large iiiantlty. It is ac
knowledged that the Ice nut un at il.u
place In the past has not been the best in
the world, and grave doubts hive been
entertained as to its liealthfuliiess. The
lc- that will be 111a11uf.it lured through
chemical protess will be absolutely pure
ami clean. We understand that work 011
the new enterprise will begin at once and
will be pushed to completion. Die works
will be located near the O. R. , N track
in (he neighborhood of tlie depot. Dem
InquIrlM About Oregon Mine.
One of the best evidences of tlie atten
tion Oregon and her retnutkes ate altratt-
lug throughout tliecouutivis found In tho
many requests for inhumation received by
the dllltrent railway companies. In tnr
I irge hatch of mall received by General
Passenger Agent lluilburl, of the O. R.
it N. Co., yesterday, were several letters
In which tlie writers asked lor information
in regard to the mineral resources of east
ern Oregon. One of the writers. n-si.
dent of southern Cnllforn! 1, states that he
Had received an O. R. tV N. folder un the
mineral wraith of eastern Orecon. issue.i
ill 1807. .'Mid wanted In Lima- tt'li..ih..r ......
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later publications had been Issued. Mi.
Hurlbtirt states that the supply of O. R.
Si N. folders Issued this year does not be
gin to supply the demand, and that .in.
other large order will have to he nl.icrd
with the printer in a vety short time.
Many Looking Towardf Sumpter.
Prominent business men report that they
have had more inquiries regarding Sump
ter and its prospects during tlie last three
weeks than in all the rest. of , the past
year. A number of men of means li.n-
expressed their intention of visiting here
soon to look up Investments, and several
are now in town to place money if the
properties bear out the representations
which have been made to them. It Is
gratifying to note that Oregon investors
are becoming more numerous, as until
recently this region, which should havr
been the exclusive held lor home enler
nr se lias had In ilem-ml n...... ......11.
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Cipital for its development. John F
ntcAtanus, tlie capitalist, Is expected to
return October 10, actompanied by a
lrlend who desires investments In free
milling properties, and has considerable
money in piaie II lie can liml satisfactory
openings. I wo men who have been oper
ating In Nrlson, British Uiliimhla, on
an r.Menslve stale, will In- here during
the middle ol the month with a view tu
locating. A party of Illinois investors
who have been Investigating Cripple
Creek, but found the high altitude dls
ngieeable. have written that they will he.
here soon 1 1 look over Sumpter, and
probably will engage in business with
this city as iliclr headquarters. And .so
I almost In
representing Kit 1 trim ...1
much for present earnings as for the
promise 01 iiiiure profits, the gold from
the mint winning the gold from the mlno
just as thetaiiieaulm.il decoys his wild
mates. bumpier Correspondent in Tele-gram.