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About The Sumpter miner. (Sumpter, Or.) 1899-1905 | View Entire Issue (May 22, 1901)
THE SUMPTER MINER
Wednesday, May 22, 1901
New Pipe to be Put in on Mill
Street Below Granite.
R. E. Strahorn, who owns the water
works, was In town a couple Jays last
week. He had just returned from a vMt
east, having spent the winter in Chicago,
Washington City, Philadelphia and Bos
ton. He left Saturday for Chicago, but
will return to Sumpter by June 10.
While here he announced that he would
make extensive repairs In the water sys
tem durliiK the coming summer. The
first thing to be done will be to substitute
.1 better quality of pipe in the Mill street
main, south from Granite. There is a
tremendous pressure on this main, aver
aging nearly 200 feet, and the pipe now
in use Is not strong enough to stand the
strain, as frequent breaks have demon
strated. Mr. Strahorn has bought the best water
pipe made to replace the Mill street main,
which Is now en route to Sumpter. This
quality of pipe will be used in all exten
sions and also wherever repairs are made,
and will be gradually substituted through
out the entire system. Elsewhere In Till:
MlNKN today is an advertisement offering
a I irge lot of pipe for sale. Some of this
has been used, while a large proportion
of It is perfectly new.
A fence will be built around the reser
voir, work beginning at an early date.
Mr. Strahorn was accompanied west by
a hydraulic engineer of forty years ex
perience, who has made a specialty of
works to supply cities with water. He
came out to examine several systems
owned by Mr. Strahorn. He says that a
reservoir, such as the one here, requires
from three to four years to settle, the
water contained therein being an enor
mous weight on the structure. Until this
settling process is finished there will nec
essarily be an occasional crack in the ce
ment. Friday evening the Sumpter brass baud
serenade d Mr. Strahorn, Precognition of
his generous offer of some weeks since to
furnish all the music the band needs,
which he has done. He made a felicitous
talk to the boys, complimenting them on
the excellent progress nude and stating
that he had himself formeily been a mem
ber ot a brass band and was Intensely
fond of baud music. He also did the
handsome thing in the way of supplying
liquid refreshment and "won out" Sump
ter's crack musical organization, to a
Aristr For the Skylight.
Messrs. Isaac Guker and It. H. Clay
ton, the owners of the Skylight group of
mines at QuarUhurg, composed of the
Skylight, P.iirview and Chipmunk, aie
arranging to soon put In operation an
arastra of about two and one-half tons
capacity, in which to reduce the ore from
their property. While each ledge of their
group Is what is termed concentrating
ore, the surface of each is free milling and
carries sufficient value to pay to work by
means of an arastra. Hlue Mountain
Enormous Ledge Found on North Powder.
One of the greatest mineral finds ever
made in eastern Oregon Ins just been
made In Union county, near the town of
North Powder. The ledge Is simply
enormous, being over two hundred feet
wide and can be traced for several miles.
The discovery was made by Mr. Edward
Evans, a fanner living west of North
Powder, a few days ago, while prospect
ing. Mr. Evans was in the city this
week and Informed the Republican of his
great discovery. He said he had made
no extensive development as yet on the
ledge, but would do so soon. But the ores
taken out Indicate that It is rich in gold.
The samples brought to Union by Mr.
Evans were rich in sulphurets. A min
ing expert has just examined the property
and gives it as his opinion that the Indi
cations at this time, are that it will develop
Into the greatest mine In Oregon. The
location of the new ledge is about eight or
ten miles In a westeruly direction from the
town of North Powder and Is so located
that It can be worked economically. It is
a great discovery one of the best made
in Union county gold fields for some time.
PRAISE FROM PLUMMER.
Payi a Handsome Tribute to Colonel
Donan and his Work for Oregon.
Colonel W.C. Plummer, of Maine, was
for thirty years one of James G. Blaine's
closest associates and most trusted lieu
tenants. In the last personal canvass of
the United States that Mr. Blaine ever
made, Colonel Plummer was chosen to
accompany him, and speak with him. In
a letter to his old comrade, Major Ed
wards, of the Fargo (Dakota) Dally
l-'orum, published in that paper recently,
Colonel Plummer says:
'I he other day I received a finely print
ed and elaborately illustrated pamphlet
from Colonel Donan. He sent it to me
all the way from Portland, Oregon, and
it's a stunner. It reads enchantingly. I
gave It a careful reading. The Garden of
Eden was a desert in comparison to the
glorious Columbia river valley.
Donan Is a u underfill drawer of words.
If that pamphlet could be read at every
lireside in New England, it would result
in the migration of thousands from the
hills and valleys of this northeastern sec
tion of the country to distant Oregon.
1 can hardly forgive the gallant Colonel
for the occasional sarcastic and scathing
allusions which lie makes to the climate
and other conditions of North Dakota,
and I wonder how he would like to have
the deadly parallel drawn on himself by
some one who would take the trouble to
reproduce same of his old boom articles
while he was in North Dakota. But the
colour I resembles in one respect at least,
Dugald Dalgetty, In that he serves faith
fully through the whole term of his enlist
ment. He served North Dakota well and
his ornate and tlnrld descriptions of her
prolific soil, wonderful climate and mar
velous productions, brought In tens of
thousands of settlers. In his new field he
is working just as diligently and faithful
ly for the upbuilding of the Columbia
His rhetoric has all the fire and vim
that characterized It twenty years ago,
his command of strong English is most
pet feet and he Is always In dead earnest.
He is worth thousand of dollars to the
state ot his adoption. The people out
there ought to be made appreciate him. I
hope they do.
The Colonel is an accomplished gentle
man, true In his friendships, and Is de
serving of ths best there Is going. You
people in Nortli Dakota missed it when
you allowed him to get away from you.
I shall always have a warm place In my
heart for Donan. I have met him In the
west and In the east, and have always
found him cheerful, obliging, courteous,
ready to go out of his way to do one a
good turn, and too generous-hearted for
his own good, lie Is equally at home in
the highest social circles of the east or in
the rough mining camps of the west.
Water Pipe for Sale.
About 2000 feet of new and second
hand eight-inch, steel-rivited pipe tor sale
at a bargain. Inquire at the office of the
Sumpter Water company.
Private Tabic Board.
I will furnish private board to a few
desiring such, at my residence on North
street, near Center. Mrs. C. E. Duckworth.
(-T . . is
M. M. FLYNN
A Line of Woolens and Spring Suitings
such as would be found in a large city.
Look for yourself. Work guaranteed
and prices right.
DON'T BE A JAY
and wear (lore clothes
Granite Street, Next to
First Bank of Sumpter
Golden Eagle Hotel
American and European Plan
T. T. DANILSON, PROPRIETOR
Sample Rooms for Commercial Men. SUMPTER, OREGON
A. P. GOSS, President
A. J. GOSS, Cashier
& Bank of Sumpter 3
Trimicti 1 Qtnirsl Btnilni ailnni
Interest Allowed on Time Deposits
Drafts drawn on all parts of the world. Special attention to collections.
aatety Deposit boxes tor rent.
....The Elite Cigar Store....
L. HARRIS, Proprietor
Newly remodeled and refitted. Smokers'
resort. We are daily receiving fresh cigars
of the leading brands. No stale goods in
Cor. Granite and Center Sts.
Eureka Feed & Livery Company
H. K. BROWN, Proprietor
Horses Boarded by the day or Month. First
class turn-outs and saddle horses. Our spec
ialty is the quick and safe delivery of freight
and passengers to any and all points.
HAY AND GRAIN FOR SALE-K
Sumpter Forwarding Co.
General Storage, Commission and Forwarding.
Warehouse and office, S. V. Track.
SUMPTER BOTTLING WORKS
Manufacturer! of all kinds o Carbonated Drinks and Oder.
Operated In connection with the
Kentucky Liquor House
WHOLESALE AND RETAIL.
GAGEN A. SLOAN, PROPS., - SUMPTER, ORE.
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