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THE SUMPTER MINER
SUMPTER, OREGON, NOVEMBER 28, 1900.
J. H. ROBBINS
Candidate for Mayor on Citi
zens' and Boxer Tickets.
Numerous Candidates for Other Places
Three Councllnien, Treasurer, Recorder
and Marshal to be Elected All Now In
the Race Favor Robbins Possibly
Another T.'cket May Be Brought Out
The line of battle for the municipal elec
tion next week has been drawn and the
skirmishing is now in progress. The
principal fight will be on (lie mayoralty.
J. M. Robbins Isthe non-partisan citizens'
candidate; Tom McEwen the standard
bearer of the opposition. There are nu
merous candidates for the other positions,
who are making Hie run on their respect
The campaign for the mayoralty is the
one in which the public is mostly inter
ested. As stated above, Mr. Robbins Is
the citizens' candidate. He refused to run
on a part'sau ticket. It was the original
intention of those who persuaded Mr. Mc
Bwen tn enter the race to put up a straight
republican ticket, but a merely superficial
examination of the public pulse convinced
them that that would be a losing gjme, so
the nominating petition designated him as
the non-partisan people's candidate, or
something of that sort. Hut the Robbins
petition was filed first and he will receive
this apparently popular designation on the
As n matter of fact, Mr. McEwen is the
candidate of the Sumpter Transportation
company and the local Order of Boxers.
T. G. Harrison, an official of the com
pany, circulated the petition, the name of
C. J. Johns heads the list of signers and
the American advocates his election. The
Boxers will make the fight of their lives
to Install an administration of municipal
affairs that will drive out the "foreign
devils" now here and prevent others
from coming in. Johns can't stand oppo
sition In trade nor the American in the
publishing and printing business. They
long to once more be the only frogs In
puddle. Many good citizens signed this
petition because they did not wish to offer
an effront to Tom McEwen, who Is al
most universally liked as a man, but
whose qualifications for the position are
The officers to be elected are mayor,
three councllmen, recorder and marshal.
The retiring members of the council are
At Hlller, P. D. Mealy and J. T. Parkin
son, neither of whom are candidates for
re-election. The holdover councllmen are
A. W. Ellis, William Stinson and W. W.
Aside from the two candidates for may
or, petitions for the. following had been
filed up to one o'clock teday:
Council T. D. Bellinger, J. B. Stod
dard, R. L. Neill and H. B. Griffin.
Treasurer W. R. Hawley and C. S.
Recorder E. L. Manning, A. J. Larm
and E. C. Roblln.
Marshal Ed Rand, John Austin,
George Maker, J. W. Peegle and M.i
It Is . i remarkable f id that all of these
men are s:iid to be favorable to the can
didacy of J. II. Robbins for m ivor. To
day closes the time limit for tiling pe
titions. Some who are watching the pro
gress of events are of the opinion that at
the last moment the McEuen people will
put in petitions for a bunch of candidates
to complete their ticket. What can be
gained by this movement is dillicult to
comprehend. There Is certainly nothing
shrewd in such tactics. Several gentle
men who have been considering the
question of running for one or the other
of these ollices, may possibly enter the
race this afternoon.
The element of humor in the campaign
Is that of t lie above mentioned candidates,
several have been voluntarily offered the
support of the Boxer organ, and they have
protested against such assistance; so if
that paper should say a kindly word for
any of these gentlemen, the reader should
not jump at the conclusion that he Is
standing In witli that push.
BUSINESS MEN'S LEAGUE
Has Secured Quarters and Is Now Ready
The Business Men's League held an In
teresting meeting last night, it being the
second one since organization. Secretary
Calder, of the Townslte company, had
just finished moving into the new and ele
gant offices on Mill street, and took ad
vantage of the occasion to allow the use
of these comfortable quarters for the
League to meet in until it secures a per
manent home of its own.
Steps were taken last evening to this
end and a resolution passed to rent the
premises at the corner of Center and
North streets, owned and formerly occu
pied by Captain C. H. Thompson. The
necessary renovation of the house will be
made at once and the League will be In
possession at an early day.
The first problem tackled by the League
was the hsurmce rate, which is ridicu
lously exorbitant in this town. W. C.
Calder, who has played on the inside of
this surethlng game, made a few remarks
that didn't inspire those present with
much hope of success In this undertaking.
This will be a good proposition for the
members to practice on, if they will prom
ise not to become discouraged in case of
failure and jump the job entirely.
The object of this organization is what
Its name implies, a union of business men
for the purpose of advancing the material
Interests of this camp and district. Ihe
need of such an organization here has
long been felt and much good can and
doubtless will be accomplished through its
efforts. Tile committee on constitution
and by laws was not ready to report, so
officers were not elected. Another meet
lug will be held Saturday evening at the
Sunday School Social.
The officers of the Presbyterian Sunday
school will give a social Monday evening,
December 3, In the club rooms on Mill
street. The object of the social will be to
secure funds, which will be used to pur
chase Christmas gifts for the children.
A short program will be rendered, which,
with the social features, will make the
social a pleasureable occasion. Come, and
help us in our endeavor to appropriately
provide for the little people's Christmas.
A. H. Weaver, Superintendent.
Wanted A position as cook or waitress
at boarding house, In town or mining
camp. Enquire at MINER office.
GEN. WARREN HOME.
Work on the Diadem Will Be
Resumed at Once.
General Charles S. Warren reiched
Sumpter this lotenoon.afler an absence ol
several months, acenmp mied by .1. I.
Pardee, of Pliillipsburg, Montana.
The Gei eral s.ivs tint the opposition
to Clark In Montana didn't have a light
ing show. CI irk required his men to
work only eight hours, whkh caught the
labor vote. The opposition conducted a
department store, which kept open Lite at
night, whkh drove tlie business men and
clerks to Clark and there you have a
combination that can't be beat.
"I have been looking alter my private
business matters during the past few
months," lie said, "and have gotlm
lliem into pretty good shape, so I'm feel
ing all light. Dining the past lifteen
months I have succeeded In paving off
more than 100,000 in old debts."
"If certain deals now pending are con
summated, Sumpter will take another
sky-ro.ket Might, but It will not come
down like a stick; it w ill keep on grow
ing and going. When? Oil, about Peli
nary or March.
"Mr. Pardee and myself are here to let
contracts and start work on the Diadem
mi ;i large scale. We think we have a
mine out there and art going to hud
out whether or no that hope is well
founded on a big body of rich rock. We
have plenty of money to prosecute the
J. T. Pardee confirms General Warren's
statement about the mine; says that work
will be started in a few days and con
tinued all winter.
Second Payment Made on the Concord.
J. H. Ro'jbins went to Maker City last
week and made the second payment of
15,000011 the Concord, to the agents of
the estate of the late Gus Itachmaii, from
whom it was purchased. 1 he price of the
property was f js.ooo. 1 he bond on the
Concord was secured List January by J.
H. Rnbbius and James A. Howard, since
which time 1000 feet of tunnel work has
been done on the Concord claim and 600
feet nu adjoining claims, necessitating an
expenditure in all of about 520,000. Am
ple provision his been made mr develop
ment Aork to continue all winter and by
spring the property will undoubtedly make
such a showing as will justify the build
ing of a suitable reduction plant.
McManus' Handsome Publication.
The Northwest Live-Stock and Wool
Growers' Journal is the handsomest pub
lication In the state, with Ihe exception of
'I III: MINI.K of course. It is published by
a stock company, J. P. McManus, editor
and manager, dated at Pendleton and
printed in Portland. It is what its name
implies, and therefore has an extensive,
rich held in which to labor. Editor Mc
Manus' ability Is recognized and acknowl
edged and he is sure to make this new
venture go, as he has others with which
he has been connected.
Killed Himself in Hi Tunnel.
Yesterday Coroner T. N. Snow re
turned from Weatherby, where he held an
inquest on the remains of George Ellis,
the insane man, whose dead body was
found in one of his own mining tunnels
last Saturday. After examination Into
the facts, the coroner's jury rendered a
verdict of suicide. The story is a tragic
one. I ast summer Ellis was adjudged
insane by the couutv court and committed
to the asltini. lU-fore he could be trans
potted he esi.iied and neser could bo
found. I lie other day Ills body was dis
covered Pirtiillv sticking out of a loop
hole in a tunnel on his own mining prop
erty, with a Winchester beside him and
his head blown (i', lr m.i,, strongly
objected to going to Salem and it Is
thought he bulled himself In Ihe tunnel,
closing the mouth ol It bv an explosion of
dynamite, leaving a loophole foi delense,
and that later, finding that he was starv
ing and not dating to go out and takii
chances of arrest, lie used another stick
ol dyn unite to take his own life. Ihe
body showed death took place mote than
a mouth ago. I here Is a faint suspicion
that some of hills' enemies killed and
pi ued him in the tunnel to avoid detec
tion. He was a crank and much disliked.
I here is no proof of tills theory. Repub
lican. COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS.
Attorneys Employed to Draft New Charter
At the council meeting Saturday even
ing tlie judiciary committer was instructed
to employ Attorneys RMiaulsnnd Chance
to cli.it t .1 new 1 halter lor Similiter. I Ills
document will be pirsented to the council
for approval, to tlie citizens generally for
consideration and will have to be acted on
by Ihe state leglslituie.
It Is ui.derstood that the Alb.ui) charter
will be used as a modol, tor the reason
that that Instrument lias been before the
legislature a hall doeu 01 more times, for
.intendment, and is considered about right
from a tecl111ic.1l legal standpoint.
'I he lire and water committee was In
structed to have signs printed and posted
in (lie hose houses, wanting boys or oilier
trespassers against entering and tamper
ing with apparatus.
An ordinance designating funds for
handling which tlie treasurer is entitled to
a commission, was passed.
Governor Mackintosh En Route Home.
It was reported on the streets yesterday
that Governor Mackintosh had sailed
from Liverpool last Wednesday and was
expected to arrive in New York today or
tomorrow. 'I he rumor states further that
he remained in Loudon only ten days, but
succeeded in organizing a company witli a
paid up capital of S0,000,000, which will
be invested in mines in the Northwest. It
Is hoped that this money Is lor the Sump
ter district. He will be hi Spokane De
Progress at the Gipsy Queen.
W. H. W. Hamilton has been nut to
the Gipsy Queen properly in Cable Cove
all week, within which time he has let a
contract lor the building of n blacksmith
shop mid timber shed for the mine. Ha
also brought in samples of ore from the
property, which have a fine appearance
though it is not known today what values
A line selection of goods suitable for
Christmas presents will be here in a fev
days, including tlie follewing: Plus
Preuch china ornaments and useful arti
cles, solid sterling silver table ware, nov
elties, Rogers Brothers knlve, forks,
spoons, etc; also a full line of watches and
jewelry. P. C. Biodie, Opera House
Pi ve quait bottles of Olympia beer far
li.ooat Henry Finger's.
Beware of, but ask for It Giant Powda