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About The Sumpter miner. (Sumpter, Or.) 1899-1905 | View Entire Issue (June 19, 1901)
THE SUMPTER MINER
SUMPTER, OREGON, JUNE 19, 1901
TO CRACKER CREEK
COUNaL GRANTS FRANCHISE FOR
ROAD THROUGH STREETS.
question of what constitutes a sidewalk
was referred to the committee on streets
and public property. Adjourned until
Monday night. At that time all members
were present. The electric line franchise
was passed, after being materially amend
Anthony Mohr Secure the Right and Says
He Ha Milwaukee Money Promised
Vhh Wrlch to Build the Road In
terests of the Public Fully Protected
Owns Right of way to Bourne,
At an adjourned meeting of the city
council Monday, a franchise was granted
Anthony Mohr to construct an electric line
over certain streets of the City of Sump
ter. The franchise, as amended and finally
passed, fully protects the public Interests.
It provides that work on the road shall be
commenced by November t of the present
year and completed in twelve months.
The road enters the city from the north,
proceeds down Bourne avenue to Granite
street, on the west side of the river, to
Cracker, to the railroad right-of-way, to
Auburn, to Mill, to Austin, to Bonanza
and down that street to the city limits on
the south; also down Mill street to the
southern railroad crossing. Mr. Mohr
already controlls the right-of-way to
Bourne, granted some years ago.
The road 1s to be known as the Sump
ter and Bourne Electric line, and as the
name Implies, Is to be built from here to
Bourne, a much needed enterprise which
the people of this city and that district
have long hoped would be consummated,
the great benefit of which all reconize. It
will surely be a profitable enterprise for
those who invest their moiiey In it, for the
traffic between the two points is already
large and will rapidly Increase with Im
proved transportation facilities.
Mr. Mohr has gone about this business
in a quiet, unostentatious manner that has
convinced the mayor and city council that
he means business and can fulfill his part
of the contract. He left for Milwaukee
Tuesday afternoon, Informing a MINER
man just prior to his departure that the
object of the trip was to accompany to this
city his principals, the Milwaukee capi
talists who are going to put up the money
for the enterprise. He stated that he
would' not return without them, but
could not say just when they would
arrive, as he would have to wait on their
convenience. He Is undoubtedly acting
in good faith and believes that he can land
the deal. THE MINER makes this posi
tive assertion because It knowns that he
declined financial assistance from another
source, stating that it was not needed.
Mr. Mohr has a good proposition to sub
mit to his people, and if they are looking
for .Investment, they can't find a better
'one. Sumpter should give him a banquet
when the work of construction is com
menced and make him a colonel when it
Meetings of the City Council.
The city council held a meeting last
Wednesday evening, two members being
absent. An effort was made to push
through an ordinance granting a franchise
to the Sumpter and Bourne electric road
through the streets of this city, which did
not properly guard the Interest of the mu
nicipality, but Alderman Stlnson stopped
the deal. It was announced that the sew
er was completed and a warrant was or
dered drawn In favor of Contractor Sulli
van, In payment of' came. Five ordi
nances were read and enrolled. The
John W. Jamts' Body Found.
A. J. Tadlock raised j8 Monday by
popular subscription to defray the expenses
of a party to go out and look for
the body of John W. James, who was
lost last winter. It will be remembered
that he left the Red Boy, where he was at
work, and nothing more was seen or heard
of him. Messrs. Tadlock, McCauley and
George Baker, left Monday afternoon to
prosecute the search. Myron Turner will
leave today with several companions,
joining the other party on Rabbit creek.
They will separate there, going In every
direction 'and make a thorough hunt for
Later Since the above was written
word was received here that the remains
had been found on Coyote creek, five
miles from the Red Boy. This afternoon
the party which left here Monday return
ed with nil that was left of the body,
which Is the skeleton. It was found
Monday by a man named Daugherty.
Messrs. Baker, McCauley and Tadlock
say that a fresh, brutal justice of the
peace at Granite, named W. L. Brown,
heard of the discovery, went out and held
an Inquest, threw the bones together, cov
ered them up with brush and charged the
searchers $2.50 to go out and show them
where the body was. The funeral will be
held here tomorrow under the auspices of
the Red Men.
Sad Sudden Death of Robert Kahler.
The death of Robert Kahler while alone
In his cabin on Deer creek was peculiarly
sad. His brother, W. E. Kahler, and M.
W. Wheeler went out to the claim Sun
day to visit him and found him dead In
bed. On the table was a note which he
had written Wednesday evening, stating
that he could not live until morning, and
giving some directions about his business
affairs. Deceased was In town early In
the week and stated that he had been
feeling better of late than for months
past. He came to this country for his
health, which had been apparently Im
proved. He suffered with some chronic
kidney trouble. The body was brought
to town Sunday evening, and wa buried
Tuesday afternoon In the cemetery here,
which was one of the requests made In the
note. Funeral services were conducted
at the home of W. E. Kahler by Rev. M.
E. Shannon. His wife and son arrived
Tuesday forenoon from their home In Ta
coma. Robert Kahler was a man who
commanded the respect of all who knew
him and the admiration of the few who
were fortunate enough to be his Intimates.
Heavy Passenger and Freight Business.
Every morning train arriving in Sump
ter for the past ten days has been crowded
with passengers, many of whom are resi
dents of Sumpter, but the majority are
strangers. Freight traffic is also known
to be unusually heavy; so much so as to
make the passenger trains more or less
late nearly each day. In fact, from the
railroad point of view, this section Is get
ing Its full share of the Immigration that
the western Oregon and Washington pa
pers are talking so much about. The
weather has probably had something to
do with this, at the first Installment of
summer Is now just on, and will 'possibly
(?) continue for several months.
Always reliable Giant powder.
TALK OF THE TOWN
W. C. Calder made a trip to Auburn
several days since.
C. K. DeNeff returned yesterday 'from
a trip to Spokane.
Secretary Flood, of the Golconda, was a
Baker City visitor Monday.
Mrs. D. L. Killen and the new baby
arrived here last week from Colorado.
Manager Emit Melzner, of the North
Pole mine, went to Baker City this morn
ing. Mrs. Josle Smith returned from Baker
City this week, accompanied by her little
Mr. and Mrs Frank Hobson and several
of the Rough Riders attended the military
ball at Baker City Monday evening.
G. M. Duncan, of Boston, has accom
panied A. M. Kelle on a trip to Susan
ville and other points southwest of Sump
Mr. Miller, brother of Roy H., arrived
in Sumpter several days since from Ills
home In Salem, and has taken a position
In the hirst Bank of Sumpter.
C. C. Thomas, of Prairie City, was In
town yesterday, returning home today,
and carrying with him a wagon load of
beer from the Columbia brewery.
Howard Joslyn, representing John
Martin & Co., electrical contractors, of
Seattle, was up last Friday and Saturday
on his first business trip to this district.
Mrs. StenLainp, of Granite, and Miss
Clark, of La Grande, arrived in Sumpter
yesterday afternoon, en route to the home
of the former. They were guests of Mrs.
J. H. Robblus while here.
It Is reported that Paul Cam and A. P.
Goss have sold their Poverty Hill placers,
on Deer creek, to a relative of the former
in Salt Lake. Mr. Goss Is out of town
and the report could not be confirmed.
Mrs. Eugene Sperry, of Raker City,
and her sister, Miss Roberts, of Boise,
Idaho, passed through town yesterday on
their way, home from Long Creek, where
they have been visiting their mother for a
couple of weeks. (
E. H.' Horner, who came here from
Wisconsin a few weeks ago, has returned
from a trip home, accompanied by his
family, to remain permanently and engage
In business. Mrs. Horner Is a sister of
Mrs. Otto Herlocker.
Ben Campbell, of Portland, traffic
manager of the O. R. & N., came up last
Saturday and went out to the Granite and
Alamo vicinity on business. Mrs. Camp
bell accompanied her husband, both re
turning home Monday.
F. A. Wing, In charge of the govern
ment assay office at Seattle, has again
been In eastern Oregon, securing statis
tics on the gold production of this section.
He put In considerable time in the Cracker
creek district and the Impression Is that
he was there for other purposes than to
George Riley, the able representative of
the Engineirlng and Mining Journal, of
New York, has been In this district, with
Sumpter as his headquarters, for the past
two weeks. This is his first trip to the
eastern Oregon gold fields. He left yes
terday with a good opinion of what he had
seen, expecting to return In August,
J. W. Larklns, managing owner of the
Couger, passed through Sumpter yester
day on his way to Spokane. When asked
about the persistent rumor hat his mine
has been sold for a couple of million, he
said that he hadn't seen the color of the
other fellow's money yet, and that is what
makes a mine sale, as well as the mare go.
The case against Cato Johns, for not
reporting a contagious disease In his resi
dence, was dismissed "for lack of evi
dence." The way the city attorney per
m.tted the evidence to go before the jury
was that a doctor was summoned to at
tend the sick child, had prescribed for it,
but hadn't Informed the parents of the
nature of the disease and couldn't en
lighten the jury. And so the fixed farce
Sale of and Mill for Maiden's Dream.
A. J. Stlnson and J. A. Grainger have
sold their Maiden's Dream mining prop
erty, consisting of two quartz and a placer
claim, situated on Gray's peak, between
the Granite road and the Ibrx mine, to a
Portland syndicate mai'e up of wholesale
men. The sale was consummated through
Capt. T. C. Mulr, well known here. The
property was located In January, 1808, by
J. A. Grainger, who wears a fcold ring
made from the first gold taken out and
worked through a hand mortar. About
f 1000 worth of work has been done on (he
property. It Is understood a mill will be
put up at once by the new owners, the
conditions warranting same from the start.
The known values arr from 16 to US in
a two to four foot pay chute. A larRe
casli payment gunrauterd the sale to be
Spokane Man Looking for a Property.
Lester Clough, of Spokane, secretary
of C. F. Clough & Co., brokerage and
mining promoting concern, came up yes
terday to remain for several weeks, du
ring which time he will make himself fa
miliar with the various districts around
Sumpter, More Spokane capital and men
are coming here, as the merits of the
country are brought to light. The Alamo
section thus far has caught the most of
them, though other points equally as
good have not been overlooked by others.
Oil Indications Near Prairie City.
E. E. Cleaver passed through Sumpter
several days since from n prolonged trip
to Prairie City and the John Day coun
try. He brought In with lilm several
hundred pounds of very rich copper-gold
rock from the Cleaver group of mines in
the Strawberry range, which property he
says Is sure to malic., a. great mine. He
reports that oil Indications are numerous
all around Prairie City and that an effort
Is being made to organize a local company
for boring a well.
Gold Bug-Gristly Hoist in Operation.
Manager Jack Hennessy, of the Gold
Rug-Grizzly mine, was In town Friday to
meet J. Helberg, of Spokane, associated
with him In the above property. Mr.
Helberg will remain at the mine for three
or four weeks. The boiler recently put
in was steamed up Friday and they are
now using the hoist, with everything
FreJ Walker, manager of the Mercer
drug store here, lost a pocket book last
Sunday between Sumpter and Cable
Cove, containing seventeen dollars In
money and various receipts and papers.
Finder can keep the money If the other
contents are returned to the owner at
The Capital Hotel Is again under the
management of Mrs. George B. Tedrowe,
which fact guarantees the best of service
to all patrons.
Straight porter or half and half on
draught at Hauser's Olympia saloon, op
posite the postoffice.
The Oregonian Is on sale at the Elite