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About The Sumpter miner. (Sumpter, Or.) 1899-1905 | View Entire Issue (Dec. 19, 1900)
THE SUMPTER MINER
SUMPTER, OREGON, DECEMBER 19, 1900.
FIRST RUN TODAY.
MACHINERY ALL WORKING SAT
ISFACTORILY AT NOON.
Consists of a Five-foot Bryan Mill, Four
Six-foot Concentrators, Hercules Blake
Rock Crusher and 25-Horse Power En
gine Recent Rich Strike in This Mine.
The Mammoth mill is making its tlrst
run today. At noon General Manager
McCallum stated in response to a tele
phone enquiry trom THE MINER that the
machinery was working to Ills entire sat
isfaction. For a week or ten days past
the different, parts have been tested and
found to be all right, but today the entire
mill is in operation for the first time.
It Is a five-foot Bryan mill, with four
six-font belt concentrators, and amalgam
plates heavily, coated with silver. A Her
cules Blake rock crusher Is used and the
power Is furns)tad. by a 25 horse power
engine. All wasnianufactured by and
bought from' the Joshua Heudy Machine
works, of San Francisco. This Is the first
plant installed in eastern Oregon by this
house and it Is the best nf its kind and ca
pacity that can be made.
It was in the Mammoth mine that the
phenomenally rich sttike was made about
two months sine, regarding which so
much has been said and written. It is es
timated that 51,000,000 of high grade ore
was di-covcred, lying only eighteen inches
from the side of the tunnel, fnt a distance
of 170 feet. Tills run is being made on
average ore, as it is the wisli of the man
agement to learn what to expect as a per
The result of this run will be watched
for by Sumpter people with more Interest
than that of any Initiatory run ever made in
the district, on account ot the fact that the
company is particularly friendly to the
town and does all of its trading here.
There is no doubt entertained, however,
regarding its success.
Business Changes and Improvements.
J. I.. Sullivan has sold his Fureka liv
ery stable to Harvey Brown, of Biker
City, whose representative Is now in
charge of the business, and Mr. Brown
himself will be here in a few days, to re
main. Mr. Sullivan has formed a part
nership with his brother M. W., and they
will soon have in operation one of the
largest saloons and sporting houses in
eastern Oregon. I'hey have leased the
three store rooms on the corner of Cracker
and Granite streets, with a trontage of 60
feet and a depth of 100 feet and will make
them practically one room, with a series
of archways. They have already taken
charge of the Parlor saloon on the corner
and the adjoining room, and J. T. Bald
win, who runs the Senate saloon next
door, has been notified to vacate January
1. In one of the rooms there will be
placed a circular bar; there will be a pool
and billiard parlor, bowling alley, gamb
ling rooms, music hall and cafe. The
whole place will be remodeled and refitted,
a portion of which work will be finished
Rich Grouod Under Fake Bed Rock.
A short time ago the Democrat an
nounced that a shaft had been started in
the old Stice gulch placers by the present
-owners, J. S. Keuyon and Harvey Brown,
' on the theory that the bedrock so-called
was what is known In mining parlance as
"false bedrock," and that there was pay
gravel between it and the true bedrock.
In fact, that they expected to open up the
old Auburn channel. A reliable party in
trom the scene ot operations yesterday re
ports that their operations have been more
than realized. Our Informant says they
have undoubtedly opened up one of the
biggest placer propositions in the eastern
Oregon gold fields. After the false bed
rock was cut they passed through 'flirty
feet of pay gravel, some of which Is mar
velously rich in coarse gold. I he Slice's
gulch placers have yielded well from the
surface, but the latest development proves
beyond a doubt that the owners have a
fortune awaiuing them. A splendid wa
ter right is connected with the property
and the new owners will push work on it
in the spring. Democrat.
EMMA POTTER CASE.
Bacon Woman Betrayed Plaintiff and Testi
fied for Defense.
The Sumpter case of Mrs. Bmma Potter
vs John Austin, city marshal, a suit to re
cover 55,000 damages for false imprison
ment, etc., was up before Judge F.akln.
When this case was called the fore part of
the present term default was entered
against defendant Austin as to the facts
in the case, so that the only question to
be settled yesterday was the amount ot
damage to which plaintiff was entitled.
Mrs. Potter was arrested, together with
Mabel Bacon and tried last term of court
on the charge nf keeping a bawdy house,
and as evidence is difficult to obtain in
such cases, the prosecution failed to con
vict, the defendant then claiming that she
was running a dressmaking establish
ment. This damage suit is a result.
A number of prominent citizens of
Sumpter were down yesterday as witnesses
to prove the bad reputation of the woman,
among them being Alayor W.H. Gleasou,
Alderman John T. Parkinson, Night-
watchman Fleegle, Recorder Manning and
j Louis Kosminsky.
A surprise was sprung on the plaintiff
in this case yesterday, when Mabel Bacon
j went on the stand tor the defendant and
I testified substantially that they had kept
a house of ill repute at Sumpter. It seems
the B.icon woman and Mrs. Potter had
" played quits" since the trial in June.
Thr judge took the case under advise
" The Miner's" Job Department.
Till: MINER has turned nut more job
printing thus far during the present mouth
than for the same length of time since the
paper was establlshad. Nor has there
beer, any one big job in the lot. This is
the result of conducting a legitimate en
terprise on business principles, turning
out good work at moderate prices. THE
MINER has built up a business here on a
permanent basis. When any one wants
job printing and is capable of judging of
the merits of such work, the order Is left
at this office.
Gem Mine Bonded to Denver People.
I The Gem mine, near Sparta, operated
the past year by F. J. Perkins and owned
by Portland people, has been bonded to
Denver, Colorado, capitalists and on Jan
uary 5lh a new company will take charge
of the property. The Gem is said to have
developed into a very valuable property
and the prospeets are that in the hands of
practical men and a company with ample
backing to dovelop it, will become a divi
dend payer. Democrat.
For rent One four-room cottage. Nelll
BAKER CITY IRON
Purchasers Will Put a Plant
It Is understood on the best of authority
that a deal was consummated today
whereby the Baker City Iron works plant
was sold for spot cash to R. W. Harden-
I brook and J. C. Hlggins. The former is
a mining man recently from Dawson City,
where in three years he made a goodly
bunch of money. The latter Is an ex
perienced foundry man and machinist
from the east, where lie has grown up hi
Mr. Hardenbrook is a comparative
stranger here, but sought out this section,
as many others are doing, as a place to
Invest his capital and interest himself In
mining. His selection of an enterprise in
which to make a bow to the business pub
lic and mine owners could not have been
I more wisely chosen, for notwithstanding
j the drawbacks of being burned out two
or three times, the Baker City Iron works
lias always been known as a successful
and certainly a necessary institution in
j the community.
Particularly should it be successful now
I with plenty of capital and such men at its
head as Mr. Higgius, and its original
1 owner and manager, George F. McL.yiui,
1 who, it is learned, will again associate
1 himself with the institution, giving his
attention to both the inside and outside
J affairs of the business.
Under the new management, it is in
tended to add several new features, one of
! which is the extensive manufacture of
1 hydraulic pipe, the demand for which is
1 increasing each season throughout all the
1 eastern Oregon district. The entire plant
will be enlarged and more machinery ad
ded as occasion demands. A branch nf
the business will also be established at
Sumpter in the near future, as a large
proportion of the business comes directly
from this vicinity, and such a convenience
would readily be appreciated by the near-
I by mines, where time and freight rates
I cut a large figure.
Messrs. Hardenbrook and Higglnscame
' nut from Baker City 011 the afternoon
train yesterday, and met Mr. Mcl.yun here
1 last evening, when the deal was closed,
! the former two gentlemen having secured
I an option on the plant from the present
Ed Hauser Buys Finger's Place,
fid I:. Hauser, well and favorable
known to the patrons of Henry Finger's
Center street saloon, where he has been
employed steadily since that place was
opened, has purchased the business and
will take immediate possession thereof.
The interior nf the rooms, which were
damaged by water at the recent lire, will
be remodelled, newly papered and other
wise made attractive, and the same excel
lent liquors which have made "Finger's
place" popular, will be strictly adhered to
and every attention paid the trade which
will warrant satisfaction to all. Mr.
Finger, whose family resides in Olympia,
will go there and probably engage in bus
iness soon after the first of the year.
P. D. Healy Will Build a Brick Mock.
The insurance on the Healy block, cor
ner of Center and Granite streets, has
finally been adjusted and the work of re
pairing the building is now in progress.
Only the second story was damaged and
all the tenants on the ground lloor have
been doing business for a couple of week
or more. The repairs will be oulv tem
porary, consisting mniulv of a roof,
which was entirely consumed. In the
spring a tine brick will he erected on this
UioUr business site. It is understood that
an agreement has practically be leached
between P. D. Healy and David Wilson,
whereby the latter will take the contract
for building the bloik.
Major Manning's Iceless Refrigerator.
Several d.ivs since U. J. Uwyer re
ceived one ot the keless refrigerator
which are being manufactured at Phoenix,
in which company Major W. I. Manning,
formerly of Sumpter, is interested. I he
principle on which it works Is the well
known fact that (lie evaporation of water
lowers the temperature. A tank is pi iced
011 top of the refrigerator, Iroiu which wa
ter drops slowly onto cloth with which, the
interior is lined, being about an inch nway
from the zinc sides. I he coutrivaiun is
an attractive piece of household tutnlUir.e.
It is now in John Gagen's place, where-a
test of its merits will be made in a'lew
days. It was lost in transit 'heie 'and
about two months elapsed between the
date of its shipment and arrival. m-
Women of Woodcraft,
t ieneral Organler Maggie I.. I'etefs,
Women of Woodcralt, completed an or
ganization ot that order last night in the
Social club hall. I lie new older willbr
known as Gold circle and starts out with
a good membership. I he ollicers are;
P. G. N., Mrs. I.. B. Duckworth; G.N.,
Miss l.aBelle Cushmau; adviser, Mrs.
Kate Jackson; clerk, F. Tregan; banker,
Mrs. H. Spaugler; magician, AWs. R.
Schwartz.; attendant, Mrs. M. I:. Dean;
C. G., Mrs. A. Turner. O. S., .Miss I..
Helling; I. S., Frank Rreon; managers,
Mrs. It. McCord, Mrs. O. Talilero, Miss
Tempest Will Continue to Ship.
Sam Cornwell, employed at the I em
pest mine, came in Irom turre tod ty, eii
mute to Baker City for the holidays. Hi
says they have over 100 tons ol high
grade ore on the dumps wiiii.li they wilt
begin shipping at once, now that the snow
roads will permit. Five men are employed
and can take out enough ore to continue
shipping steadily all whiter.
Fancy Drs Ball Christmas Night.
'I III: MINER is rrnuested hv the ladies
I who have in charge the taucy dress hall to
be given in hills opera house Christmas
night, to state that only those who am
dressed in lancy costume or evening dress
will be welcomed 011 that occasion. It had
j been the Intention to conliue attendance to
those arrayed in fancy dress, but this re
quirement has been modilied as above.
Through the Yellowstone.
The new route via the Oregon Shore
line Railroad and Monida, Mont., enables
you to make a delightful trip through the
Yellowstone National Park, entering via
Monida and coming out via Cinnabar,
making it unnecessary to cover any por
tion of the route twice. For beautiful
descriptive booklet, wilte or call at Ore
gon Short Line Ticket Office, 142 Third
street, Portland, Oregon.
A fine selection of goods suitableo at
Christmas present will be here in a few
days, including the follewing: Fine
French china ornaments and useful arti
cles, solid sterling silver table ware, nov '
cities, Rogers Brothers knive, forks,
spoons, etc; also a full line of watches and
jewelry. F. C. Biodie, Opera Housebuilding.