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THE SUMPTER MINER
SUMPTER, OREGON, JUNE 12, 1901
BIG MONEY FOR
FINANCE COMMITTEE REPORTS
One Thousand Dollars Already Secured
for the Celebration Leading Features
Will Be the Rock Drilling Contest
and Parade Voting (or the Goddess
The finance committee of the Fourth of
July celebration has met with almost sur
prising success In securing funds for that
occasion. The business men of Sumpter
have responded to the request for subscrip
tions In a really liberal manner and there
Is now no doubt but what $1000 or more
will be raised.
The executive committee has waited
until this necessary part of the work was
done before deciding on a program for the
day. Now that financial success Is attained,
a meeting will be held this afternoon at 4
o'clock to discuss the celebration in gen
eral and arrange for attyctive features.
Chairman F. H. Nelll, of this committee,
Informs THE MINER that the two leading
features of the occasion will be the parade
and the rock drilling contest. An effort
will be made to make the former the most
Interesting procession that ever marched
through a town In eastern Oregon. Busi
ness houses, mills and mines will be rep
resented by floats; civic societies, the
Rough Riders, the fire department and
other organizations will participate.
Big prizes will bs offered in the rock
drilling contest, the most alluring for
which miners will contend In the North
west. This feature of last year's celebra
tion, it will be remembered, was a great
drawing card and won many friends for
Sumpter. The winners of the diamond
medals, given by the ladles, were more
highly prized than even the large cash
Of course all the customary, old stand
by sports of the National holiday, will be
pulled off, good prizes being given to the
The executive committee has Instituted
a voting contest for the selection of the
Goddess of Liberty, which is already ex
citing much interest. The ballot box and
books have been opened at L. C. Ed
wards' drug store. The names of a num
ber of young ladies have been entered,
,several wlthouttbelr consent. The vot
ing has not progressed far enough as yet
to determine who are the lea'ders and who
will remain In 'the race. -All of these qre
on the list today, two or three having al
ready been withdrawn: Misses Edith Mc
Calley, Ednah Van Duyn, Jessie Green
lee, Norma Richardson, Carmen Stod
dard, Josie Jackson, Ruth Connell, Grace
Glllisple, Myrtle Williamson, Ella Baird,
Eugenia Keup, Nora Glllisple, S. Rich
ards, Matilda Weiss, Sissy Freeman,
Myrtha Hobson, Belle Cushman and Al
ice Kent. The contest will close at 6
o'clock p. m., June 29. The price of
votes Is five cents each. The proceeds
will be turned Into the general fund.
June, the Month of Snow and Gloom.
In the language of funny F.Opper,"now
wouldn't that jar you?" This month of
June, which the poets, taking the tip from
Nature, have assigned to sunshine and
flowers and love making and such delight
ful frivolities, is cloudy and rainy, Inter
spersed with snow storms, ever cold and
gloomy. Instead of white dresses and
fluttering ribbons, summer hats and slip
pers, the dear things are still wearing their
rainy day skirts and rubber boots, seal
skin jackets and oxidized silver handled
umbrellas. Fuel dealers are giving ice
men the horse laugh; Ice cream and soda
water booths look like the business places
of merchants who don't advertise, while
hot tomalle and coffee joints are crowded
with shivering, eager customers, and all
are wondering why the spirit of mortal
should be gay not to mention proud.
SEATTLE MEN IN SUMPTER.
Officers of the Tammany Visit That
A. D. Walker, of Seattle, president of
the Tammany Gold Mining company,
whose property is near the E. & E. mine,
above Bourne, made his first visit to
Sumpter last Thursday and on the follow
ing day went out to the mine. In conver
sation later with a MINER man, he said
he had not come here prepared to carry
home a very exalted opinion of the dis
trict, but after examination was. convinced
that the Cracker Creek district and the
Tanfmany are both all right. He was
more than pleased with the prospects.
The Tammany people have something
like 300 feet of work completed In the
two tunnels. The first 100 feet was driven
by Butze & Bumgardner, and according
to Mr. Walker, was rather a more satis
factory piece of contracting than has been
A. W. Anderson, of Seattle, the secre
tary and one of the chief promoters of the
company, will arrive here In a few days,
with others of the stockholders and direc
tors, and remain several days at the mine.
The shares of the Tammany Company
have commanded an unusually good figure
and the mine Is looked upon as a very
Fake Report Corrected.
The report has been frequently circu
lated of late that one of Sumpter's most
prominent attorneys, N. C. Richards, Is
about to leave this city, and a tew days
ago the Democrat announced that he had
rented offices there and would remove to
Baker City In the near future. THE
MINER has taken occasion to ascertain
from Mr. Richards whether at not there
is any truth in these rumors, and learns
from him that he has no such Intention.
Mr. Richards enjoys too good a practice
here and has too high an appreciation of
Sumpter and the opportunities hereabouts
to think of leaving the city.
Sterling's Idaho Mine.
W. M. Sterling, of the Sumpter For
warding company, returned Monday
from a trip to his mine on Hibbard creek,
near the -Snake river In Idaho. The prop
erty is known as the Sterling Quartz mine
and Its present owner has been doing de
velopment work on It for the past seven
years, having completed over 700 feet of
tunnels. Samples from the property
shown here carry considerable free gold.
Mr. Sterling says he has.a good strong
ledge, twelve feet between walls. One
hundred tons of ore on the dump will
average better than $7.50 per ton in free
The Capital Hotel Is again under the
management of Mrs. George B. Tedrowe,
which fact guarantees the best of service
to all patrons.
Mining deeds for sale at this office.
Always reliable Giant powder.
ALAMO IS BOOMING
Many Mine Buyers Crowd
the Hotels There.
W. C. Cal.'er returned Sunday from a
short trip to the Alamo district and reports
that camp as the scene of much activity.
The shell hotels of that town are crowded
beyond their capacity and with thiee or
four beds in a room. Guests often have
to wait until some of the others are up.
The only saloon Is open day and night
and Is doing a "land office business,"
with the games "wide open" and the lim
it varying from the prospectors' last bron
cho to the ceiling. Some town lots are
changing hands every day, and Alamo is
really having a boom.
The development of the Quebec mine,
which has been going on steadily, Is be
ing followed by the erection of its 20
stamp mill, now under construction by
Millwright McLain, and Is expected to be.
in operation by September at latest.
Mining properties are being sold, prin
cipally to Spokane and Colorado people,
and thorough development work Is being
A little further over, In the Robinson
vllle district, Fred Kelly, of Reco mine
fame, the big silver producer of the San
don, B. C. district, has bonded the Jack
Martin group of properties and will de
velop them this summer. Considerable
gold has been milled from these claims, on
which 500 feet of tunnels have been run
J. W. Witherop, who with Chester
Glass, both of Spokane, recently pur
chased the Ore Flno properties at Alamo,
is in charge of the work. Extended
notice of their newly acquired hold
ings Is made elsewhere In this Issue of
THE MINER. Several tons of their ore
will be run through the May Queen mill,
which is only a few miles' from the Oro
Pleasant Way to Travel.
The most delightful way to travel to
the east Is by way of Salt Lake City
the city of the saints and the Rio
Grande Western railway, In conjunction
with either the Denver & Rio Grande or
Colorado Midland railroads. This route
not only carries the passenger through
the heart of the Rocky mountains and In
view of the most magnificent scenery on
continent, but it also provides for stop
over on railroad and Pullman tickets at
quaint and picturesque Salt Lake City,
Glenwood Springs, Manltou, Denver, etc.
Through Pullman palace and ordinary
sleepers, free reclining chair cars and a
perfect dining car service via this route to
Denver, Omaha, Kansas City, St. Louis
and Chicago. Personally conducted
weekly tourits excursions. For printed
matter, rates, etc., Inquire of J. D. Mans
field, General Agent, 122 A Third street,
Portland, or Geo. W. Helntz, General
Passenger Agent, Salt Lake City.
Deplorable Accident at the Columbia.
Dr. Grant, of Bourne, returned yester
day from Portland, where he went with
James French and John Dunston, the
men Injured in the Columbia one day last
week, to. receive treatment from a spe
cialist. They were placed under the care
of Dr. Dickinson, reputed to be one of the
best occullsta, ,ln the Northwest. His
opinion Is that Dunston will lose one of
his eyes, but the other one will be saved.
It Is doubtful whether or not kher of
French's can be saved, though at last ac
counts he showed some signs of Improve
ment and there was n posslolllty that his
sight may be restored. It will be remem
bered that these men went on the day
shift and while boring the first set of holes
with a power drill, a charge which the
night shift had failed to explode was dis
charged by the friction of the dilll, the full
force of which struck the men In their
faces, almost tearing out their eyes. This
Is the first serious accident which has ever
occurred In the Columbia mine, one of
those deplorable affairs for which no one
Is to blame. Manager Raillle acted with
humane Intelligence, and though the com
pany is no way liable for the damage sus
tained, he announces that no expense or
trouble will be spared to give them the
best medical attention that the profession
can afford. All the miners of the Colum
bia carry accident Insurance In the sum
Munn's Leg Amputated.
Dr Snow and son, Jesse, accompanied
by Dr. May, returned last evening from
Pleasnnt valley, where they went to at
tend Ed. Munu, who was shot by W. M.
Pierce last Saturday. Upon examination
it was found that the bones of the right
leg were shattered Into several pieces, just
below the knee, and it became necessary
to amputate the leg about three inches
above the knee. This was successfully
done, but the patient lost so much blood
during the operation that it Is doubtful If
he can survive the shock. Still he has a
fighting chance for his life and may
pull through. From all accounts
the shooting is the result of a
fued which has existed for some time.
The word fued Is used advisedly, and
probably it would be more to the point to
say that It is now In the nature of a bitter
feeling existing between the families liv
ing on both sides of the range, and which
crops out at Intervals.' This present
trouble Is due to one of those Intervals of
feeling. Baker City Herald.
Machinery for Badger and Gipsy King.
A car load of mining machinery arrived
today, mostly for the Badger mine, con
sisting of a steam hoist, an engine and an
"Incline skip," which, being Interpreted
for the benefit of the uninitiated, Is an ore
bucket on wheels, to be used In other than
perpendicular shafts. An ore car and
trackage from the Baker City Iron works
arrived for the Gipsy King, which will
be taken out to that mine in a day or two.
Some delay has been occasioned there,
waiting for this equlrmtnt, as the tunnel
has been driven In so far that It was found
too expensive to wheel out the rock in a
barrow. General Manager Bertholf hopes
to cut the ledge within a week after work
Will Esalblbh Another Stage Line. J?'
G. W. Williams, the veteran stage ondi
transportation man operating In eastern
Washington, Is here for the second time,
looklrg over the proposition of establish
ing a line of stages In this section. It Is
probable that he will locate here this trip.
Placer Claims for Sale.
An txtracidlnory thai ce for the pur
chase of a fine placer property with plenty
of water, all rrrdy Irr irrfitable work,
Seme cash and time. Will bear Investi
gation. Address M. J., core of MINER,
New Nonparlcl Type For Sale Cheap.
Fifty pounds of new nonpariel type, In
news cases, for sale at I20. Never been
Inked. Apply at MINER office, Sumpter,