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THE SUMPTER MINER
SUMPTER, OREGON, DECEMBER 26, 1900.
WEEK OF SUCCESSFUL SOCIAL DI
VERSIONS IN SUMPTER.
Christmas Trees and Balls Dealers la
Presents Report Big Trade Red Men's
Annual Hop Monday Night Fancy
Dress Ball Tuesday Night Wood
men's Masquerade New Year's Eve.
This holiday season has been as happy
a one in these parts as the cruel, Inflexi
ble conditions regulating humanity per
mits. There was much buying of pres
ents, local dealers reporting an immense
trade. Saturday and Monday the stuies
and streets were thronged with Christmas
shoppers. Owing to the continued fine
weather, the expected big crowd of
money spending miners did not material
ize, so the hotels and saloons did not reap
their hoped for harvest. Miners are still
delving Into the golden depths of the sur
rounding mountains, and have evidently
made up their minds to remain at work
until heavy snows and severe cold weath
er drive them to the comforts of this
In the way of holiday entertainments
the people of Sumpter have been well sup
plied. Monday evening the Presbyterian
Sunday school gave a Christmas tree for
the little folks at the church. I he Meth
odist Sunday school had its tree In Ma
sonic hall, Ellis block.
The same evening, in Hill opera house,
the Red Men gave their annual b.ill, the
members coming out In the regalia of (lie
order. The dance was largely attended
and was a decided popular success. The
financial results were likewise gratifying.
Many visitors from nearby camps were in
attendance. This was the occasion for
everybody to get in and have a good time
.socially, and all who were looking for
such diversion availed themselves of the
opportunity. 1 he Keel Men of Sumpter
are prominent In the business life of the
town and constitute the strong, healthy
fibre of the social fabric.
The most pretentious event in Sump
ter's soci.il history was the fancy dress
ball in the opera house last evening. In
Mrs. Griffith and Mrs. McEuen is due the
honor of originating the idea of giving
this ball and carrying it through to the
georgeous success which it proved to be.
The hall had been handsomely decora
ted, under the artistic direction of Mrs.
and Miss Wallace. There were many
elegant gowns worn by the ladies, to
whom was confined a monopoly of fancy
costumes, the men wearing conventional
dress suits, with the exception of two or
three military uniforms. Many o( the
ladles also had evidently devoted all of
their skill and energies to looking their
best In evening dress, without wasting
any of either on selecting a character to
represent and deviling a costume for the
The music was pronounced by some of
the so called "giddy young things" pres
ent as "perfectly divine." It was fur
nished by Mrs. Morrell, piano; C. O.
Morrell, violin; C. D. Davis, clarionet;
Charles DeNeff, cornet. In this connec
tion, it perhaps will not be out of place to
call attention to the fact that Mr.and Mrs.
Morrell have afforded much pleasure to
the music loving people of this town, and
have done much to elevate the standard
at public gatherings. They are ever
obliging and considerate, a characteristic
shared in by but few of the profession.
The first fancy dress ball in this town
was all that was hoped or predicted for it
New Year's eve the Woodmen of the
World will give a masquerade, that is
now exciting the Interest of the communi
ty, and will doubtless be a fitting finale to
the holiday festivities.
James A. Grainger, nephew of William
Stinson, and Miss Vera LaGrave, of
Walla Walla, were married Christmas
eve at the home of Mr. and Mrs. A. J.
Stinson. The marriage ceremony was
performed by Rev. James Byers, the
Presbyterian minister. The groom is as
sociated in business here with A. J. Stin
son. THE GYPSEY QUEEN
Tunnel Now in 70 Feet Will Cut the
Ledge at 145 Feet.
W. M. Rumery arrived in town from
Big Limber creek Saturday and will re
main here during the holidays. Just be
fore starting for Sumpter Mr. Rumery
visited the Gypsey Queen. He reports the
main working tunnel to be now in seventy
feet and says he never saw a nicer piece
of work. The tunnel will cut the vein in
another seventy-five feet and will then
follow the vein. At one place on the
property there Is seven feet of solid ore
This Is the property that W. H. W.
Hamilton, the well known mining engin
eer, recently placed with Boston parties.
There are now quite a lot of substan
tial buildings 011 the property, all of which
Manager Hamilton has had erected within
the last two months. They consist of
l.cook house, kitchen, woodshed, bunk
house, powder house, cellar, blacksmith
shop ami timber shed. The two latter
; buildings are situated at the mouth of the
1 tunnel, one 011 each side of the track and
1 both under the same roof.
Mr. Rumery says if the Gypsey Queen
I does not make a great mine, there are lots
I of mining men that will be greatly stir
I prised, tor every one that has visited the
I property has prophesied a great future for
1 it and all give Manager Hamilton credit
! for the miner-like way in which he Is h.iv
1 lug the work done.
Little Giant Tunnel in 1030 Feet.
Work at the Little Gl int was suspended
Saturday night to give the men a holiday
I for a week. Eighteen of them came in to
, spend Christmas here. 'I hey report that
the crosscut tunnel is now in 1000 feet and
j that the ledge will be cut within fifteen or
1 twenty feet.
Attention W. O. W.
The W. O. W. w III meet l;rld ly, Ue-
' cember 2K. Tills Is a special meeting and
I is called for the purpose of initiating
twenty candidates. All members are ex-
j pected to be present.
Acting C. C, J. B. STODDARD.
P. Tletjen, clerk.
I Sumpter, Oregon, December 25, 1900.
The Capital hotel, under the manage
ment of Mrs. Tedrowe, serves special
Sunday dinners. Families should take
advantage of this. Best table board In
town. Try it.
Strout, assayer, 1725 Arapahoe street,
Denver, established in Colorado In 1876;
gold (crucible assay), 50c; gold and silver,
75c; gold, silver, copper, $1.50; forty years
Never fails Giant powder.
NEW OFFICERS S. T. CO.1
Secretary Newlands Retired
and Sues for Salary.
At a meeting of the stockholders of the
Sumpter Transportation company, held at
its offices last week, a reorganization of
the company was effected. James New
lands was removed from the office of sec
retary and Attorney N. C. Richards elect
ed In his place.
Tom McEwen remains president and
general manager, T. G. Harrison treas
urer and W. H. Cade, vice president.
This change was considered a wise one,
necessary for the good of the company, as
no doubt it was.
The Sumpter Transportation company
is doing the business of its history, both
in passenger and freight traffic, and Is
splendidly equipped to handle the Mill
heavier business in sight the remainder of
this winter, when the handling of heavy
machinery is made easier on the snow
The retired secretary has entered suit
against the Sumpter Transportation com
pany for salary which he claims to be due
him. The company will contest the claim.
The suit is brought in Justice Felix's
Municipal Government Affairs.
S. S. Start, who was employed by the
town council to expert the books of Treas
urer Hawley and Recorder Manning, has
finished the work and will make his re
port at the meeting Saturday evening. To
a MINI-U representative lie hasstited that
he found everything correct. That the
two sets of books check off with absolute
accuracy. At the meeting of the council
last Saturday evening the time was occu
pied considering the new charter. Mayor
Itobbhis and the recently elected cumuli-im-u
were piesent on Invitation of the pies
cut ilty government, and together with
Attorneys Richaids and Chance, who are
dialling the document, It was gone over
bv sections. It will be submitted at the
meeting Salurdav evuilug plastically
John James Is Missing.
John James, a miner about lifty years
of age, well known to all the older resi
dents of this vicinity, has been employed
all summer by the Red Boy company as a
diti.li tender, having Ills cabin at the head
of the ditcli about one mile this side of
Lost creek. A few days since it was dis
covered he had not been hi his lodgings
for three or four days and a search was
instituted for the man, whom it is sup
posed has become lost In a snow storm in
the mountains and more than likely has
perished from cold. It Is understood he
Is a member In good standing of the local
lodge of Red Men, which Is giving the
Ned Boy assistance In trying to locale the
missing man or his remains.
Story of a Miner's Christmas D'nncr.
W. D. Dodson, the gentleman who has
recently been sending In a whole lot of
good stuff from this section to the Ore
gonlan, went out to Bourne yesterday for
the purpose of ringing in with 'he miners
there on their Christmas dinner. It was
not the dinner he was after, but the story
he could make out of It. Any amount of
good reading matter could be ground out
on the subject of a miner's Christmas
dinner, as any one can see, alter the
subject Is suggested. But Mr. Dodson
will do no realism business for his paper
on that topic this year. If he springs the
story, it will have as baseless a founda
tion as Crane's Badge of Courage,.! work
purely of the imagination. He found
Bourne, all right; but neither the dinners
nor the miners. The latter were in Sump
ter, dressed better than Portland dry
goods clerks, eating turkey, dancing and
insisting on the dealers raising the limit.
WORK AT THE CROWN POINT.
Tunnel Now in 200 Feet and 300 More
to Be Driven.
U. II. S. Donaldson Selby came down
Monday from the Crown Point mine, In
Cable Cove, and reports an average of
three feet of snow over the entire district.
This is probably one-fourth of what will
fall durh.g the winter yet to come.
Mr. Selby reports that the steam drill
which was put In by Superintendent Cop
sey recently, works splendidly and in
every was meets the expectations of those
Two shifts are being worked, one at
drilling, the other at mucking and an
average of three feet per day Is being
made in I lie tunnel, which Is being driven
In the hardest granite formation any
where in eastern Oregon. The Crown
Point people are running a tunnel to catch
the mother lode of that district, which
showed splendid surface Indications In free
gold. The present tunnel is about 200
feet in and it will require about 300 feet
more work to reach the desired point.
The altitude at the Crown Point Is 7970
Mr. Selby reports more activity in the
Cable Cove district than in any other in
eastern Oregon, notwithstanding the
heavy snow and more or less stormy
weather of a high altitude.
J. F. Leland in Nevada.
John p. I. eland, the mine operator and
promoter, of Sumpter, Oregon, who has
been looking over the (.amps of Utah for
several weeks, has left for a protracted
dip in southern Nevada. Mr. I. el. mil was
tor sevi r.il ve.us assoil itnl in mining in
teiests wlih beu.itor Hearst, of Calilorula,
and lat r has been cnuueited with mining
vendues Uirouuhout the west and In Mex
ico. He is now looking over properties
fora syndicate headed by Michael Pinner
ty, of the Dillon Gjld Mining company,
of Denver, and will pass a good portion of
the winter months in Nevada, extending
his researches from the eastern to the
western portion of the state. San Fran
Cisco Mining Review.
J. P. Wallace, general manager of tin
Monmouth Development company, is es
pecially commissioned to secure large pro.
duciug gold and copper mines.
The Capital Hotel Is again under the
management of Mrs. George B. Tedrowe,
which fact guarantees the best of service
to all patrons.
All kinds of pies, cake, bread, etc., at
Brechtel's bakery, opposite depot and in
Neill building. Orders promptly Idled.
Those who know the comforts of a good
hotel, always patronle 1 he Capital; Mrs.
G. B. Tedrowe, proprietor.
Prompt attention to orders for cut tlow
ers and floral pieces. City Green House
Baker City, Oregon.
For rent One four-room cottage. Nelll
The best Is always cheapest buy Giant
Something to depend upon Giant