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THE SUMPTER MINER
SUMPTER. OREGON, MAY 29, 1901
4 WILL BE A WARM DATE
IN THIS CAMP.
Business Mtn' League Started the Ball Roll
log Mayor Robblns, Chairman of the
M ectlng, Appointed Good Men on all
Committee At Meeting Last Evening
Unanimous and Harmonious Action
On Invitation from the Business Men's
league a number of citizens met last even
ing and decided to have a Fourth of July
celebration in Sumpter ,on as grand a scale
as possible. The decision was unani
mous, there being no dissenting voice.
Mayor Robblns was called to the chair
and Seymour Bell was elected secretary of
the meeting. All being of one mind, little
time was wasted In discussion, and the
proposition was reduced to business basis
by the appointment of committees to at
tend to the several features of the cele
bration. The chair appointed these com
Executive W. R. Hawley, A. P. Goss
and R. H. Neill.
Invitation W. C. Calder, Seymour
Bell and N. C. Richards.
Finance Tom C. Gray, E. L. Man
ning, Frank Muzzy, Harley Wood and
These gentleman can be relied upon to
push the good thing along fiom start to
finish and pull off a hot event on schedule
time . It is too early at this time to speak
of the program for the day, or other de
tails. Memorial Services Tomorrow.
The Red Men and Woodmen have ar
ranged to hold memorial services tomor
row. Of course, all members of the G.
A. R. In camp will nsslst, but they are
few In number. The exercises will be
held at the cemetery and will be simple In
character. The two orders named, the old
soldiers, the band, a firing squad from
Troop B, and it is wished many citizens
will march to the burying ground, the
graves decorated, a prayer offered and
three volleys fired. At this time no pro
vision has been made for an oration. The
business houses are requested to close
from one to four o'clock. Sunday even
ing, by request, Rev. James Byers
preached a memorial sermon at the Pres
byterian church, to a large congregation.
Members of the G. A. R. the band and
Troop B marched to the church In a body.
Nuggets From Slices Gulch Placers.
Harvey K. Brown, of the Eureka
stables, Is displaying some beautiful gold
nuggets from his Slices gulch placers,
twenty miles southeast of Sumpter, in
which J. S. Kenyon Is interested with
him. One of the yellow pieces weighs
nearly two ounces. Mr. Brown says
they are opening new ground this season
with a giant and several men and will
make a fine cleanup. Work will con
tinue until July t, or longer.
Farewell to Dr. and Mrs. Tape.
Dr. and Mrs. Tape expect to leave this
.afternoon for Hot Lake, to take charge of
that sanitarium June i. The Doctor has
made no definite arrangement regarding
the disposition of his hospital here. Sev
eral physicians are negotiating for the
purchase of an Interest in the Institution
and the sisters ot charity at Baker City,
have also been here with a view to buy
ing It. Until some deal Is closed Dr. An
derson will be In charge. Friends of Dr.
und Mrs. Tape last evening tendered
them a farewell reception and ball in
Ellis' opera house, which was attended by
nearly everybody in town, showing the
high esteem In which they are held in
CITY COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS.
Consideration of Ordinances Principal Busi
ness of the Meeting.
At the meeting of the city council Sat
urday evening a resolution was passed
adopting Robert's Rules of Order, as au
thority on proceedure at meetings of that
body. This Is an effort to curtail discus
sion, and transact business more expedi
tiously through the medium of committee
The marshal reported that he had se
lected a dumping ground on the VanDuyn
land, west of the river.
A resolution was adopted providing lor
the creation of a street fund from poll
taxes collected, and restricting expendi
tures to that limit.
An ordinance providing for the Improve
ment of Mill street was passed.
Ordinance No. n, regarding nuisances
and public health and repealing the old or
dinance covering the same ground, was
The revision of ordinance No. 5, regu
lating the establishment of funds and the
purchasing of supplies for the city, was
referred to the city attorney and finance
An adjourned meeting will be held this
evening, when the subject of revising or
dinances to conform to the new charter
will be the paramount Issue.
Ore Car and Trackage for the Gipsy King.
The directors of the Gipsy King Gold
Mines company held a meeting last even
ing and went over the general affairs of
the company, which are reported
to be In good condition. Superin
tendent Bartholf went out today with
oowder, which was short, and other nec
essaries to continue the work of driving
the cross cut for the ledge, which is ex
pected to be cut every time a blast is
fired. An ore car and track was ordered
to better facilitate work at the property.
As great confidence as ever Is shown by
all who are Interested In the Gipsy King
and the first block of treasury stock has
been nearly all disposed of. There will
be a scramble for the remaining few
thousand shares of this first Issue and it
will be served out as the order:, come in.
Will Develop the Silver Dick.
Mr. and Mrs. L. V. Swlgget returned
last week from Boston, where they spent
the winter. Mr. Swlgget has Interested
Boston capital in the Silver Dick mine,
Cracker Creek district, and that property
will be developed this season under his
direction, work beginning at an early day.
He says that there is a'good demand for
mining properties In Boston, but that cop
per propositions are prime favorites at this
time. He also noticed that it Is easier to
swing a million dollar deal than one In
which a few thousand dollars are In
volved. The reason for this Is apparent
to the philosopher who has studied hu
man nature and the prevailing financial
J. N. Hoffman, at the Mill street Ice
cream depot, manufactures all kinds of
cream daily. Free delivery to residences
or hotels. Leave your orders.
Always reliable Giant powder.
CABIN MINE "
General Warren Has Found
One in California.
General Charles S. Warren arrived In
Sumpter yesterday afternoon. He has
just returned from California, where he
went on a mission, the object of which he
would never have revealed had he not
been successful In accomplishing his pur
pose. It was nothing more nor less than the
rediscovery of a rich gold le.'ge In the Sier
ras. The story has all theear marks o'the
"Lost Cabin Mine" fairy tale, differing
from the usual run of these hot air narra
tives only in the important detail that this
Is a true story. Last winter the General
met one of his old time miner friends in
Montana who knew, through a former
partner, of the existence of this rich ledge.
He had seen the gold-studded rock which
he carried with him, had the utmost faith
In his statements regarding the property,
and would let the general in on the deal
for the price of car fare to California and
a little eating money on the side. Of
course, circumstances over which he had
no control, prevented the discoverer from
returning to the mine, found fifteen years
As every one acquainted with General
Warren knows, he Is a dead game sport,
so he went against this old game and
thinks he has won out. He accompanied
the miner friend to California; they found
the latter's old partner and from him re
ceived directions to the minutest detail as
to how to find the mine. Owing to high
water the General could not make the
trip at this time, but his partner has al
ready started in to the mountains and he
will return to California at an early day
to further investigate the proposition.
Wesley Warren lias entirely recovered
from his recent sickness, Is devoting him
self assiduously to business and is attain
ing gratifying success.
The General was met here by Superin
tendent O'Neil, of the Diadem, who made
an encouraging report as to the progress
and prospects at the mine. He will leave
this afternoon or tomorrow for Buttego
ing by way of Spokane and Rosslaud.
Death of A. H. Gllson, a Pioneer.
Albert H. Gllson, a resident of the
town of Hanover, near Sumpter, died last
Thursday morning, May 23, of a compli
cation of diseases and was burled here In
the Blue Mountain cemetery the following
day. The funeral was largely attended,
the deceased being well known and a
brotfierof Major F T. Gllson, of Hanover,
both of whom have been engaged In min
ing here for many years. The former
was born at Angola, Erie tounty, New
York, In 1840. He came across the plains
in 1854 with his brother, to Salem, Ore
gon, where they were engaged in packing
merchandise to southern Oregon and
northern California towns. Later he en
gaged In the same business to northern
Idaho points and afterwards In the stock
business in eastern Oregon, with George
Swlgert, of Morrow county, until 1894,
when he again joined his brother at Han
over, and has since been mining. The
deceased was in the Indian war near The
Dalles in i8$, assisting to repulse the
Sumpter Schools First Commencement
The pupils of the graduating class of the
Sumpter public schools will hold their
first annual commencement exercises at
the Opera house on Friday evening, May
31. These young people have toiled earn
estly and faithfully through the school
year and are justly entitled to their hon
ors. Having completed their class work
and successfully passed the state examin
ation, they will receive their diplomas,
which will admit them into any high
school in Oregon. Their program prom
ises to be of a high character and will
doubtless be received by a large and en
thusiastic audience. The best musical
talent of the city will be present and assist
In the rendition of the program. Dr. J.R.
N. Bell, of Baker City, who is one of Or
egon's greatest and most popular speak
ers, will deliver an address to the class
and to the people. The room will be ap
propriately decorated for the occasion and
everything done to make It a pleasant en
tertainment. To defray the expense of
hall rent, a small admission will be
charged; school children ten cents, general
admission twenty-five cents. Reserved
seats at the Edwards drug store at thirty-
More Stamps for the Golden Eagle.
J. H. Radabaugh came in from the
Golden Eagle mini', beyond the Bonanza,
yesterday and left for The Dalles, to con
sult with other owners regarding thn
property. Mr. Radabaugh says that the
mine shows up well under extensive de
velopment; there are now large bodies of
ore blocked out and an Increase of mill
capacity is needed. This Is the purpose
nf Ills trip out at this time, to arrange for
adding at least ten stamps. At present
there are only three stamps dropping,
put in merely to test the ore; but now the
Golden Eagle is a mine and must have a
mill. Some of the richest rock found In
eastern Oregon has been uncovered In
this property. Mr. Radabiugh says he
has been working sixteen hours a day
without winking an eye.
Copper Fields of Harney County.
T. W. Davidson, of the Bald Moun
tain mine, and John Cupid, returned
Monday from a ten day's trip to Harney
county, where they, with other Sumpter
Ites, have a lot of copper prospects which
are said to be exceedingly good. Like
many other sections In eastern Oregon
known to contain mineral deposits, this Is
so remote from transportation at present
as to preclude any likelihood of practical
development for some time to come.
However, it Is likely that a railroad will
open up the country to the south of Sump
ter soon, when there will be new and rich
districts to add to the already large area.
Messrs. Davidson and Cupid are said to
have enjoyed some excellent trout fishing
on their trip.
They "Talked Over War Times."
A. M. F. Klrchhelmer, editor of the An
telope Republican, who came to Sumpter
with th Odd Fellows, remained over to
take a look at the surrounding country.
He went with the Second Oregon regi
ment to the Philippines, and was Invald
ed home after being there three months.
While In the hospital at Manila, he was
under the care of Dr. Anderson, with
whom while here he had a pleasant time
"talking over war times." Mr. Klrch
helmer was so well pleased with this coun
try that he will probably return and locato
in one of the neighboring camps.
Order you Ice cream in pints, quarts 0
gallons at J. N. Hoffman's Mill street
place. Made daily. No delivery charges.
At the Club saloon, Dunphy & Gert
ridge serve a line of goods equal to any
that money will buy.