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THE SUMPTER MINER
SUMPTER, OREGON, OCTOBER 10, 1900.
CONTRACTS FOR MILLS AND
TRAMWAYS LET MONDAY.
Joshua Hendy Machine Works, of San
Francisco, Take Everything in Sight
Machinery Must Reach Sumptcr By
January I Will Be the Most Complete
Plants in Eastern Oregon.
Saturday night the bids of the manu
facturers for furnishing mills and tram
way tor the Raid Mountain and Mam
moth mines near here were opened for
consideration, and Monday the contracts
were assigned to the lowest biJder, tlte
Joshua Hendy Machine Works, of San
Francisco, represented in this instance by
J. K. Firth, who is the company's me
Specifications for what was desired to
be the most complete and best constructed
plants in eastern Oregon ere submitted
to various machinery houses and manu
facturers by U.S. McCnllum, the resident
manager of the two mines. This brought
out several representatives of eastern firms,
as well as those of San Francisco houses,
and it is said the estimates were remark
ably close all around. The Hendy peo
ple had never been actively in this field
for business before and are to be congrat
ulated on securing the complete contract
which, in the case of tlte Bald Mountain
mine, consists of a rock breaker of the
gyratory type, four challenge ore feeders,
four 5-stamp batteries complete, fitted
with twenty 850 oound stamps and the
entire mill to be fitted with the latest im
proved devices throughout. The mortars
will be of a type which have been found
the most satisfactory for working the ores
in this section. This mill will also be fit
ted with an extra allowance of amalgam
plates, with extra heavy plating of silver,
as a safeguard against any possible loss,
and will have twelve 6 feet belt concen
trators. The plant is so designed and ar
ranged with water motors that the crush
er, battery and concentrators can all be op
erated independently. The head of water
for this purpose is about 700 feet.
There will also be installed a sufficient
electric light plant for the mill and all out
buildings. In connection with the enterprise will be
an inclined gravity tramway systemt lead
ing from tlie ore bins at the mine directly
to the mill. This will consist of the latest
improved machinery and automatic self
On the Mammoth mine, which has not
perhaps reached that stage of develop
ment that has the Bald Mountain group,
it has been determined, owing to the na
ture of the ores and for the immediate re
quirements, to use the five foot Bryan
mill, and In connection therewith will be
installed four 6-foot belt concentrators,
to handle the pulp after the ore goes
through a Hercules Blake rock crusher.
This mill for the present will be operated
by a twenty-five horse power engine. In
connection with the Bryan mill will be
used the amalgam p'ates, heavily coated
with silver, the same as for the stamp
The contract with the Joshua Hendy
Machine works includes the delivery on
the cars a.t Sumpter on or before the first
f January next. "
Mr. Firth, who has had ntany years
experience with the Hendy people, cov
ering territory from Mexico to British
Colunibla and from Colorado to the Pa
cific ocean, expresses himself in very high
terms of the way Manager McCallum
bandies the business affairs of these
mines, ar.d also of the thorough manner
In which the specifications were drawn up
by Millwright B. F. McLaln.who made
the plans for the mills.
Free Coinage Incorporated.
V. A. Schilling, of the O. R. & N. pas
senger departmrnt at Portland, and onenf
the principal owners of the Free Coinage
mine, came up Sunday on a visit fo the
property. While on this trip he completed
the final payment on same, placing him
self and associates in full ownership
thereof. A corporation has recently been
formed in Portland to operate the mine In
future, and contracts f.ir deep sinking will
soon be let and continued until the com
pany is warranted in putting up a mill.
They have a depth of 12$ feet at the pres
Will Work the Inter Mountain all Winter.
B. J. Hahn, superintendent of the Inter
Mountain, is in the city with W. C. Oil
der, buying tools and winter supplies.
Mr. Hahn says the property is developing
very satisfactorily, and Is second to none
In the district. They have prepared to
work a crew this winter, having gotten
out a large amount of timbers, fitted up
buildings and equipped the mine In good
shape. They expect tlte best results from
this winter work.
Diadem Contracts Not Let Today
In response to an advertisement in Till:
MINER a number of bids for doing de
velopment work on the Diadem have been
received by the company and were opened
today. Owing to the fact of an import
ant pending deal, Secretary Mosby did not
let the contract, postponing the matter for
several days. It Is possible that the
scope of the work will be very, much en
larged. J. E. McManus Has "Something Good."
W. T. Martin, of Seattle, who came to
Sumpter a couple of months ago with J.
E. McManus, the chief of all the mining
operators on the Sound, returned home
Monday. He and his party prospected in
the Greenhorn, and report that they found
"something good." Mr. McManus ex
pects to be here at an early day, when he
will decide what to do with this find, and
is also expected to acquire other properties.
Powder Magazine Completed.
The Giart Powder company, of Cali
fornia, have, through its local agent, T.
G. Harrison, of the Sumpter Transporta
tion company, completed the'brick powder
magazine on the placer ground west of
Powder river and near the Granite road.
A large consignment of explosives will be
stored there within a few days, ready for
Immediate delivery to consumers.
Machinery for the Columbia Arrives.
A carload of machinery arrived this
week for the Columbia mine, consisting
of two Immense mortars, shafting and
some steel water pipe. About half the lot
has been loaded on wagons and started
for the mine, and the other will be hauled
out today and tomorrow.
Your Winter's Wood.
I have for sale several hundred cords of
seasoned wood for immediate delivery.
I also own and run the steam saw. Leave
your orders in either case at Johns &
Co.'s store for prompt- attention. M. W.
Sullivan, Sumpter, Oregon. ..
Five quart bottles of Olympla beer for
I1.00 at Henry Fingers'. '
WORK ON THE
California Men Developing on
an Extensive Scale.
Tlte Golden Gate group of properties
at the head of Quartz gulch, near Gelser,
is being developed by a California svndl-
cate of wealthy men, under the direction of
1 Mining Engineer H. S. Sherard.
The work now being done in the main
drift is said to be opening up a tine body
of ore, showing considerable free gold and
those directly interested are very sanguine
of revealing it to be .1 bonanza before the
150 foot contract of drifting Is completed.
The cars and track for the cross cut and
this drift have arrived, the track has been
1 laid and as soon as the main ore chute Is
I reached a contract for 11 wlne will be let
to sink below the present drift, though
'work will not be stopped In driving this
drift, but will be extended as long as the
ore body and vein exlls. The other wotk
' In the tip-raise is going on favorably, one
I force of men being engaged in sinking and
I another in up-raising.
' It is the expectation of the superintend
ent, H. T. Heudryx, to make the connec
tion during the present month and when
this Is done the mine will be in tine condi
tion lor ventilation. The cross-cut north,
that has been driven toward the foot wall
of the vein, is showing some fine grades
or ore, running t8 to fj6 in gold.
There are on thepay roll by day wages,
fifteen men, also the contractors who are
working eight hour shifts and engaged In
driving the main latteral drift.
The syndicate has purchased six other
claims adjoining, upon which extensive
work will be done. Mr. Sherard claims
it is the intention to sink ton greater
depth on this property than has even been
done by any other company in the district
to date. The Californlaus behind this are
old experienced mining men, with plenty
of money to carry out their ideas.
Work on the Big Brick Hotel.
Work on the big brick hotel is progres
sing satisfactorily. More than a month
ago, before Wm, Stinson's residence had
been moved from the site, David Wilson
stated through these columns that the
stone foundation would be finished about
October 10, today. He didn't miss it fur,
for the work Is nearly done. It is hoped
that his prediction that the building will
be entirely completed by the first of next
year will prove to be as close a call.
Fred Kane Died ThU Morning.
Report reached here today from Baker
City that Fred Kane had died this morn
ing at 6 o'clock. This puts an end, legally,
to the mysterious, sensational tragedy
that occurred near here several weeks
since. The more unimportant details of
that deplorable affair will be buried with
him and speculation as to how It all hap
pened should be guided by charity for
the living as well as the dead. All that
can be known positively is that he was
under the malign Influence of the evil
spirit which men designate as the Green
Eyed Monster, who has tempted many
good men to commit crimes in the past
and will do the tame for all time to come.
Nor does the mere fact that man Is jealous
prove the woman to be guilty. Mere un
founded suspicion is even a more cruel
torture to the victim than positive knowl
edge, and is the occasion of far more
trouble and danger. Fred Kane staked
his life on tlte Issue and lost without a
whimper, like a thoroughbred that might
to square the account with all parties con
cerned. Let him and his memory rest In
Bound Over for Assault.
William l.entz and lilmer LocUhard, of
McEwen, were bound over to the circuit
court by the Sumpter justice of the peace
with $500 bonds to answer a charge of
having assaulted a Mr. liendrix In the
Mcliwen telephone office last Tuesday.
Ileudrlx was seeking a settlement for
some work done for Lent, and the matter
was referred to Locktutrt to settle. A
general disagreement followed, charges of
falsehood were exchanged, and then
Lentz picked up a 1 3-pound billet of Iron
with which he struck Heiuhk across the
hand. The two grappled and liendrix
was caught by the tliro.it, and, being no
match for his two assailants, suffered se
verely from blows about the head and
back. When hr came to bear witness to
the complaint he was a pitilul and bloody
New York Capital Invested Here
M. I:. Graves, of New York, who spent
a week In and around Sumpter, It-It Mom
lor the east. He came here with plenty of
money to buy a mine, examined a number
of properties and expressed himself as well
pleased with what he saw. It Is reported
that lie consummated a deal for the pur
chase of a controlling Interest iua devel
oped mine, on the condition that the re
maining Interests could be secured at the
same proportional figure Just what
property it is will not be stated until these
further negotiations are completed.
New Tailoring Firm.
The new firm of Hecht & l-'lynn is an
nounced to serve the interests of those
desiring tailor made clothes at reasonable
prices. Their place of business is on
Granite street, next to Thad Bellinger's
place. Merchant tailoring in all Its
branches, with an elegant Hue of goods to
select from, will be their aim from this
date. Mr. Hecht is well known here,
while Mr. l-'lynn comes recently from As
toria, where he carried on the tailoring
Criminal Libel Against Castidy.
Engineer Leston Balliet returned to
Baker City Monday evening from San
Francisco lor the purpose of starting crim
inal proceedings against the -ditor of a
sheet known as the Baker City Herald,
on the grounds of attempted blackmail
and criminal libel. District Attorney Sam
White will be called into the case and Bal
liet will engage other legal talcnti'uclud
lug his San Francisco luwyers, to' assist
in the matter.
Mint Saloon Changts Hands.
L. E. Massle, formerly in charge of the
bar at the Mint saloon, has purchased the
entire business of C. L. Melquist and in
future will operate the place himself; as
suming all indebtedness against, and col
lecting all bills due the old firm. He is
relittlng and renovating the entire place
and will soon have a different looking re
sort of It, where he will be pleased' fd re
ceive all his old and new friends.
Cottage For Sale.
A beautiful new four room modern cot
tage with closets, nicely papered and on
sightly lot 60x100 feet. Price, very irea
soluble. Enquire at MINER office, h
"The Portland", conducted by Gut
Woodward 011 Mill street, is fully a
representation of its name. A visit wrM
convince you of this. ,