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THE SUMPTER MINER
SUMPTER. OREGON, JANUARY 30, 1901.
SMELTER DEBTS PAID.
OTHER SUITS FILED AGAINST THE
Entire Property Deeded to a St Louis Man,
Consideration $8,00.) Lctton Ballict Said
to be Negotiating for the Plant.
The debts of the Sumpter smelter, con
tracted by its late manager, have been sat
isfied, so far as known, or sufficiently so
that the authorities have released the
plant to Its original owners, the Union
Smelter Manufacturing company, of St.
Thomas G. Rutledge, attorney for the
company, was In town Monday and paid
all the judgments against the plant. He
would give no expression of opinion as to
what his clients propose to do with the es
tablishment It Is now In order that some man or
company come forward and buy the plant,
which can probably be done at a reason
able figure, that will guarantee a good in
vestment. That the plant can be made to
pay is beyond any question of doubt,
when placed in the hands of a practical
man with capital enough to constitute an
ore buying fund, which the late manage
ment seemed to think was not necessary.
Later During the past few days sev
eral other suits have been filed against
the company. P. R. Bishop claims $620
1' ' for services rendered and has attached the
property. Beggs Brothers have taken the
same process to collect $103.57, claimed to
be due. It will be noticed in the real
estate transfers published on another page
of THE MINER today that all the lots and
blocks of the St. Louis addition to Sump
ter, which Includes the smelter, owned by
the Union Smelter Manufacturing com
pany, has been transferred to H. D.Cow
den, for a consideration of $8,000. This
deed is dated January 4. What it means
is a matter of surmise.
It is reported in Baker City that Letson
Ballict had Intended to bid for the plant
had it been offered for sale at public auc
tion Monday, under execution, and that
he still wishes to buy it. The color of
probability Is lent to this report by the
fact that Attorney Rutledge lelt yesterday
for San Francisco to have a consultation
with Mr. Ballict. having learned from his
attorney in Baker City of his Intention
to bid at the advertised sale.
Proposed Settlement of Minolog Cue.
It had been the intention of the city
council to hold a special meeting last eve
ning, but owing to the illness of Mayor
Robblns, the meeting was postponed. Its
purpose was to reach some compromise
agreement in the case of the alleged short
age of Recorder Manning. The terms to
be proposed by either side are not defi
Rough Riders' Second Annual BalL
The second annual military ball given
by troop B of Sumpter, Oregon National
guard, has come and gone, but will long
be remembered as the most pleasant and
well attended social affair ever given in
Ellis opera house. It was thought on the
occasion of the troop's first dance that
the success of that night might not be
again repeated, but all are unanimous in
pronouncing last night's event as entirely
eclipsing the first one. In the grand march
there were over one hundred couples and
the scene was a very pretty one and well
cairled out. The dancing program uas
splendidly arranged and lusted until about
2 p m. The musk furnished by the Mor
rell orchestra wan even above i s usual
excellence and helped towards I In com
plete success. The decorations were the
most elaborate ever seen Inthehall.and a
special credit to the cnmmltte In charge of
same. The members of the troop were
of course all in uniform, which adds a
certain splendor to a ball room scene ol
this kind. The ladies Mere also beauti
fully gowned and seemed to take an uu
usual delight In the dances. The annual
military balls as given by Troop B Is
sure to be looked forward to with eager
ness by the lovers of such entertainments
and past time.
TALK OF THE TOWN.
THE RICH INTER MOUNTAIN
Ore Brought to Town That Establishes Its
Right to the Title.
Monday W. C. Calder, secre'ary and
manager ot the Inter-Mountain Mining
company, brought in twenty live samples
of ore from that property that established
its right tJ the title of " the rich Inter
They were placed on exhibition at the
company's office and have attracted much
interested attention from stockholders and
rock sharps. Some pieces are filled with
wire and leaf gold, others have been roast
ed, which process has driven to the sur
face scores of gold and silver beads. This
late strike has caused considerable excite
ment In the Greenhorn district, as It
demonstrates the existence of large bodies
of high grade ore at great depth.
Mr. Cadlrr says there will be no change
in the company's plan of operation until
next spring, alter the snow eoes off the
I ground. Then the company will drive a
long tunnel to cut four ledges, seveial
hundred tret below the pressnt deepest
workings; and will also sink a deep shatt
below the new tunnel level. Engiueeis
and mining men who have examined this
propeity are of the opinion that It will be
one ot the richest producers in the dis
trict when greater depth is reached.
it is of much importance and benefit to
Sumpter that this, among other mines
which have been developed so rapidly, are
owned here in Sumpter, as It Insures the
payment of steadily increasing dividends
here at home, where the money will be
spent. Other properties in the Greenhorn
district on which much work is being
done, which will develop into dividend
payers this or next year, are the Temp
pest, Alamo, St. Anthony, Straussberg
and Little Giant.
Development on the Leo Geoup.
W. R. Ball, of the Leo Mining and
Milling company, near the Strassburg at
Alamo, came up from Baker City yester
day on his way to this property. This
company owns a large group of claims, on
which much work lias been done ; espe
cially on the Lto No. 2, where develop
ment has disclosed several veins of good
ore of various widths, either of which
gives the property a fovorable showing.
Mr. Ball claims to have had an $Si assay
from the surface rock one day last week.
Work was commenced last Saturday on a
contract for 400 feet more of tunnel work.
Machinery for the Bonanza.
A carload ot mining machinery, con
sisting of a new holt, air compressor, air
receivers and the various accompanying
parts, from the Ingersol Sergeant Drill
companv, of Nev York, arrive J vesler
day and was Inadtd for the Rnuaui
mine, to uhich place it wa hiulrU tv the
Sumpter Transportation companv
Mrs. C. H. Whitney, of Baker City,
is visiting her sister, Mrs. G. B. Tedrowe.
The Prairie City Miner says that the
snow has disappeared from John Day
Miss hrechtel left this afternoon to
visit friends at her former home In Walla
Miss Emma Worswick went out to the
Golconda today to visit Mrs. Robertson
for a few days.
Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Dwyer leave today
for Puget Sound, where they will remain
for n couple of months.
O. C. McLeod, who has been In Port
land for some months past, returned to
Sumpter last week and is looking after
his mining interests here.
A twelve pound baby was born to Mr.
and Mrs L. J. Sims Frid-iy, Dr. Brock
bring master of ceremonies.
Seymour Bell went to La Grande Mon
day on business with the United States
laud office, returning yesterday.
J. J. Cozart, prominent stockman of
the John Day valley, passed through
town Monday on his way to Prairie City.
The Booster Aid society meets with
Mrs. Brown at the Clifton hotel this after
noon. The society now numbers fifty
R. L. Nrill went to Baker City this af
ternoon to meet his wile and babies, who
have been visiting fiiends In Portland for
J. B. Meade, son of Van Renssalaer
Mead, arrived In Sumpter a day or two
since iroin Missoula, Montana, and will
C. P. Lathrop, a mill and mining man
of experience Iroin California, has been in
Sumpter for a week past, with a view of
The council chamber Is being repapered.
The partition has been torn down so as In
give more room lor spectators who attend
the meetings to listen to the "debates."
W. H. W. Hamilton came In today
from the Gipsy Queen mine In the Cable
Cove district. He reports work on all
the properties in that vicinity progressing
Judge M. S. Waller, of Denver, is here
vMting Ids old friend, If. S. McCallum.
Judge Waller is a mining man of long ex
perience and will undoubtedly secure a
property in this district, taking his time
to find one to suit Dim.
When last heard from Messrs. Mosby
and Bucknam were In Santa Fe, New
Mexico, but they expected to return to
Colorado in a few days. The ringing of
numerous church bells at seven o'clock
In the morning is what made them tired.
A. D. Boardman, a wealthy lumberman
Irom the Puget Sound, accompanied Sey
mour H Bell on his return last week. He
Is heie looking tor Investments, other than
mining. He will buy the brewery if the
affairs of that concern can be straightened
Paul Poludexter went to Baker City
this toreuoou to meet a party of eastern
capitalists who come here to invest In
mining property. Mr. Poludexter has
has neeu wording 011 this deal for some
months and iow doubtless has it con
summated. In the advertising columns of THE
MINER, the Baker Gas and Electric com
piny, ol H.iker City, asks attention to
the fact that it Is In the field to supply un
limited electric power for operating the
respondence from mine owners or any
J. K. Firth, of the Joshua Hendy Ma
chine works, San Francisco, has been in
the district for the past week, visiting
some of the mines hereabout, whire ma
chinery will be placed at an early day.
He is pleased with the prospects for good
business in the mining machinery line for
this year and will be a frequent visitor.
Henry Hewitt, jr., Buys Timber Land.
There has been this week filed with the
county recorder several deeds conveying
to Henry Hewitt, jr., 1,270 acres of tim
ber lands, for which he paid $7,150. This
is a mere fraction of what he lias bought
in this vicinity, through his representa
tive, Seymour Bell. Mr. Hewitt is one of
the most extensive lumber and timber
land operators on Puget Sound, command
log practically unlimited capital, and
Sumpter is fortunate in attracting his at
tention and money. To any country Mr.
Bell is worth two car loads of some kinds
of people, types of which can be found
even here, and It is reported that in Baker
City the variety is not considered a curi
osity. Ross-Miller Nuptial..
At 2 o'clock this afternoon, in the par
lors of the Capital hotel, Miss Edna Mil
ler, daughter of Mrs. (1. H. Tedrowe, was
married to W. A. Ross, of Baker City,
Rev. J. R. Bell, pastor of the Presbyte
rian church at Baker City, officiating.
Miss Edna Miller is one of the popular
young ladies of Sumpter and her many
friends here regret that her future home
will be in Baker City, where her husband
is one of the rising young business men.
A Wise Man From the West
Who Intends going east will see that his
tickets read by way of Salt Lake city
and the Rio Grande Western railway In
connection with either the Denver and
Rio Grande or Colorado Midland rail
roads, for these reasens: l-'irft, most
magnificent scenery in America, en route;
second, choice of three distinct routes
through the Rocky mountains; third,
it is the only traiiscoutlueltal line pass
ing directly through quaint and pictur
esque Salt Lake the City of the Saints;
fourth, perfect dining car service; fifth,
three fast through trains dally between
Ogden, Denver and nil points east,
connecting with nil trains of the Southern
Pacific, Oiegon Railway & Navigation
company and Oregon Shoit Line; sixth,
through Pullman palace and ordinary
sleeping cars from San Francisco, Port
laud, etc., to Denver, Omaha and Chi
cago. There are many other reasons why
the route through Salt Lake City over the
Rio Grande Western rallwa7 is the most
comfortable and enjoyable in the whole
country. By inquiry, you can learn a
great Peal on the subject ol transcontinent
al travel. J D. Mansfield, General
Agent, 25) Washington St., Portland,
Ore. Geo. W. Heintz, Gsneral Passen
ger Agent, Salt Lake City.
Lessons In Lace.
Mrs. Marsh, next door to MINER office,
will give practical Insttuctlons in lace
work. Materials and hundred! of pal
terns to select from
Wanted By a Japanese a position as
cook in boarding house or at mining
camp. Address, box 158, Sumpter, or
enquire at MINER office.
Prompt attention to orders for cut flow
ers and floral pieces. City Green House
Baker City, Oregon.
nines of easieru Oregon, and invites ce: ' powder.
The best is always cheapest buy Giant