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About The Sumpter miner. (Sumpter, Or.) 1899-1905 | View Entire Issue (Dec. 5, 1900)
THE SUMPTER MINER
SUMPTER, 'OREGON, DECEMBER s. 190a
"Boxers" Were Defeated at
MANY ILLEGAL VOTERS
People Found Out What the Johns-Ameri-can
Push Wanted and Then Voted
the Other Way McEwen Made a
Splendid Run Considering His Hindi
cap Results in Detail.
J. H. ROMilNS, Mayor.
T. D. BELLINGER, II. H. GRIEPIN and
.J. B. STODDARD, Couucilmen.
E. L. MANNING, Recorder.
W. R. HAWLKY, Treasurer.
ED RAND, .Marshal.
It was not Tom McEwen that the boys
turned down yesterday, but that despised
gang of Boxers that nominated him and
o offensively worked for his election.
Mr. McEwen entered the race too heavily
handicapped, with Cnto Johns, the Amer
ican, E. J. Godfrey et al as his spon
sors, lor even hhn to win. Had he peen
running on his own merits, he would
probably have won out without turning a
hair. As it was, he made a siirplshigly
good run, receiving 200 out of 503 vites
cast. Not one of his managers could
have worked up fifty votes for either ol
themselves, to have saved their worse than
worthless lives. This, ot course, refers
to the gang mentioned a we, and not to
AU. McEwen's personal friends. The
voters also, naturally, wi-hed to e.press
their disapproval of the insolent attempt
of a private corporation to secure control
of the municipal government.
J. H. Robbins was the Ideal candidate
to head a ticket in such a contest; in
which public spirited enterprise and prog
ress stood opposed to retrogressive sellish
tiessaud a job lot of personal prejudice and
factional hatred. Having been the leader
In, the most liberal contributor to every
public enterprise, he had not only the
good will, but the perfect confidence of
this community. It is a remarkable fact
that the name of but one merchant or
business man in this town has been gen
erally mentioned as being opposed to Mr.
Robblus, and every one knows that Cato
Johns was born with that rare affliction
of getting off wrong on every conceivable
proposition. Previous to election, day not
one of the other candidates openly or
secretly, so far as THK MINER knows
opposed him. Yesterday, however, John
Austin, the present marshal and candidate
tor re-election, worked against him, and
received 61 votes as his reward.
There were 503 votes cast, several of
which were thrown out because they were
not properly marked. The following is
the vote in detail:
For Mayor Robblns 277, MiEwen 200.
Aldermen Bellinger 312, Griffin 308,
Stoddard 295, Neill 201.
Recorder Manning 212, Roblin 196,
Treasurer Hawley 224, Durgan 201.
Marshal Rand 149. Fleegle ui.Schul
plus Q3, Austin 61. Baker $3.
There were some interesting features
connected with this election. One to be
regretted is that more than fifty men were
brought in from the outside to vote for
MEcwen. It was an attempt to win the
fight by fraud. About forty of these Ille
gal voters were challenged bv Mr. Rob
bins' supporters. A number of them re
fused to swear In their votes and left the
polling place, not caring to get them
selves into trouble. A large majority of
them did swear In their votes, however.
Several warrants were issued, but for
some reason wete not served. Whether
or not cilmlnal proceedings will be insti
tuted against these illegal voters is not
The Boxers were issuing printed hand
bills all during the day. Early In the day
an Imitation of the official billot, with an
X indicating the candidates they were
supporting, was circulated. 'I he law for
bids this and warrants weie made out for
several men connected with the Ameri
can, where the printing was done. These
tickets had different reading matter at the
top, however, which was deemed a techni
cal evasion of the law, so the warrants
were not issued. Here is a small slip that
was passed around dining the foreneon:
"Don't vote too early. Votes may be
worth something later on."
At noon an righto sheet was circulated,
announcing that loin McEwen was. -ikead
and gaining rapidly. This whole system
of trying to fool somebody failed and
every new play was greeted with derision.
J. li. Stoddard issued a circular, deny
ing certain accusations against himself;
among others that he was pledged to
any candidate, except J. II. Nubbins for
mayor. This drew the tire of the Boxers,
who at once began to scratch Mr. StoJ
d.ird. The crowd took cogulancc of this
fact and proceeded to vote for him, result
ing in his election. This fact doubtless
accounts for R. I.. Neill's defeat. Some
one of the tour candidates had to be
But the greatest humil.itlon rubbed in
on the Johns-American out lit was the
election of E. I.. Manning as recorder.
For mouths past that paper has been
venting its petty spite against hlm and hi
Its last issue made him the special target
ol its attack. Yesterday its hired men
contributed their efforts to encompass his
defeat and failed, as they did in every
in the case of treasurer, It was a go as
you please, no one interfering 011 either
side. Mr. Mauley's excellent record in
that ottice secured his re-election.
Aside from John Austin, whose case is
explained, the race for the marshalship
was a free for all, with no factional inter
est attached. Ed. Rand was elected be
cause he is u good man and was endorsed
by the "Citizens" movement, Mr. Rob
bins heading the ticket.
' After the vote was counted the winners
had a great jollification and joshed the
active worker of the opposition off the
The "old gang," as the present city ad
ministration has been called, is all right.
To a man they supported the winning
ticket of yesterday.
Having sold the business of the Sump
ter Meat Market to the Austin Meat com
pany, all parties indebted to me are no
tified to make immediate settlement. This
matter is imperative and must be com
piled with at once. A. MANNS.
Sumpter, December 1, 1900.
All kinds of pies, cake, bread, etc., at
Brechtel's bakery, opposite depot and In
Neill building. Orders promptly filled.
Never falls Giant powder.
OPTION ON GOLCONDA.
Held by J. Frank Watson, of
Portland, for 60 Days.
information troin a reliable souue Is
given that J. Frank Watson, of the Mel
chants National bank, of I'orll ind, has a
sixty d ly option on the fiolconda mine,
beginning the first of this mouth. What
the consideration is has not been made
Two experts, representing the possible
purchaser, nriived lieie today to examine
and report 011 the mine.
It is aNo said that a prominent mining
man of Sumpter is authoilzed to pur
chase outright this well known property
for a wealthy Spokane capitalists and
mining operator, one who has plenty of
means to pav anv part or all of the pur
chase price "spot ca-h."
It Is lontidentlv expected that this val
uable property will have a new owner at
an early day.
There is no doubt that linniedlatrlv fol
lowing the holiday season, the transler of
several large mining properties will be re
corded. GORDON GROUP DEVELOPMENT.
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I bJipTriCllkTU I. Illllll l.l.lll I M3III1I,; IHC lirp
erty to the Producing Stage.
J. M. Webster, formerly a mining oper
ator in British Columbia and Spokane,
and who has been heie during the past
summer, has acquired the (inrduu, Gor
don Extrusion and (1ie.1t Western min
eral claims, together with the water
'rights, which, it is chimed, are the oulv
water lights to be had alter the stream
leaves the North I'ole mill. These claims
are located on Cracker iieek fourand one
third miles ftoin Sumpter, and are now be
ing developed by Mr. Webster.
The work done ioiissls of a crosscut
tunnel of K5 feet and 125 feet ot work di
rectly on the lead. Fair samples have
been had, running $2.13 to 27.62. These
values come from u vertical depth ot
about 08 feet, gained by the tunnel as it
lias been driven up to the present time,
but depth will be gained more rapidly as
work Is pushed, on account of the steep
ness of the mountain, making the work
strictly a tunnel proposition.
A force of men are steadily at work and
will continue iudeliuately, as the owner
expects to make a mine of the property.
Mr. Webster's expcrie-icc as a thorough
prospector and mining man stands hlm in
hand here, where he now says he is satis
lied to remain, asserting that In all his
travels this field bids fair to excel any
place he has ever been.
J. H. Batchclder on the Sumpter District
J. F. Batchelder, chairman of the com
mittee on mining and minerals of the
Chamber of Commerce, returned this
morning from a trip through the Sumpter
mining district in eastern Oregon. He
visited the Dixie creek section and other
well known localities, and says the affairs
In the different districts are looking fa
vorable for an extensive mining business
next season. In the Dixie creek region
extensive developments are In progress,
and in the other localities like develop
ments are being carried on. Mr. Batchel
der asserts that between two and three
hundred carloads of mining machinery
have been carried into the Sumpter dis
trict during the present year. The ma
chinery goes to no particular district, but
is scattered in the different localities.
This vast amount of machinery, Mr.
Batchelder savs, means a decided In
crease in the output of the mines next
year. I he nuuhlnery is of the latest
pattern and In most instauces comes from
Chicago, Denver anil San Francisco. In
a lew inslaiues I'oitlaud has piovided the
machinery, but the shipments from this
illy have been the exception rather than
the rule. A hoist is being placed in the
Red Boy mine that has a capacity of rats
ii g the ore lioin a depth ol 1500 leet.
The following ttibute to the memory of
departed ones, is handed to I III: MINER
for publicatien: "Died, December 4, moo,
the whole gang ol local Boxers, liom a
disease known as uupopul.iiity. The
fiiiiei.il was Ihe largest one ever attended
iuthisiltv. Ihe leuiaius were interred
in the vault back of Mi Ew en's barn, sub
ject to the order ol 1. 1 Hung Chang, who
will later 011 have the v.ime cieuiated and
shipped to the Flow er v Kingdom. Wo
will miss their smiling laces, their kicks
and abuse of the city government, their
smallpox scare and stories ol liaud and
grafting peipetraled by lily oliicLils, and
their kno.ks against every business enter
prle that would help (0 build up tint
Meeting of the Gty Council.
Tlie couuiil held a meeting Satuiday
evening, but traiis.it ted little business of
importance, il. tries and bills, amount
ing to 5417.2s, weir allowed. Ihe treas
urer was the oulv nllicrr who handed In
his monthly it-port. The others were
presumably too busy cainpaiuing to look
alter this little matter. I he juilicl.uy com
mittee lepoited that the srivues o At
torneys Rkhards and Chaiur had been
secured to revise the thattet, tor con
sideration at the approaching session of
the slate legslatuie, and that those gentle
men were at work on the job.
Change In Star Hotel Management.
I he Star hotel has again (alien Into
worthy hands, when J. A. I.andis as
sumed its maiiilgemeiit esteid.iy morn
ing. Mr. I.audis has been a lesldeut here
lor more than a year and has been ac
customed to hotel business most all his
lite, consequently p.itlous, transient or
local, can depend upon a good service at
Mineral Exhibit for Pan-American Fair.
Mrs. Edith lo.ier Weathered, who lias
charge of the work ot collecting the ex
hibit in this state for the Pan-American
exposition to be held in Buffalo next
year, has been in town today arranging
to secure mineral specimens fur this ex
hibit. It is understood that she has met
with gratifying success.
Card ol Thanks.
It is desired to extend our thanks to
brothers and strangers who assisted In
bringing in and making comtortable our
late brother, Morris Cushiug, who was
recently injured while at work. Eagau
Tribe No. 26, I. O. R. M.
Monty For The Grijly
R. C Pentlaud writes from Portland
that he is meeting with gratifying success
in securing money for the development of
the Grizy, and that work vill be con
tinued all winter.
Prompt attention to orders for cut flow,
ers and floral pieces. City Green House
Baker City, Oregon.
The best is always cheapest buy Giant
Five quart bottles of Olympla beer far
i 1.00 at Henry Fingers'.