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About The Sumpter miner. (Sumpter, Or.) 1899-1905 | View Entire Issue (June 4, 1902)
A MIXED UP MESS.
J. H. ROBBINS WINS OUT BY A
Gubernatorial Contest Still In Doubt, With
the Chance in Favor oi Chamberlain
Otherwise, Republican State Ticket
Elected by Usual Majorities Two
Parties Break About Even on County
Candidates Close Vote in Sumpter.
Ah Tiik Mikkk goes to press it is com
paratively curtain tltut J. II. HitbbiiiH
linn been elected to the legislature by a
small majority. This in the situation :
All precincts have been heard from ex
eunt Iroudykc. He Iiiih u majority of
'fifteen. Tliuro were forty-three voters
registered at Irondyko. It is u mining
ami untidily u democratic precinct, so
the chances are that this will incrcuHo
Mr. Bobbins' majority. It will surely
not go agaiiiHt liim strong enough to de
feat liiiu. Huker City gave George
Chandler, hi- opponent, u majority of
222, wliilu Sumpter gave Mr. Bobbins
The Associated Press report of last
night estimates that Chamberlain, dem
ocrat, Iiiih lieou elected governor by the
small majority of 2"8. Thin in bused on
complete returns from twenty-eight
counties and incomplete returns from
tho other five. His majority on returns
received is 500. There is therefore u
chance that this majority may bo wiped
out, and the result of the contest cannot
be definitely known until complete re
turns from every precinct are in. Kvery
'other republican stite candidate is elect
cd by majorities ranging from 7000 to
This light on governor developed one
of those queer freaks of tho popular will
that no machine politician can handle.
The impression went abroad that Mr.
Furnish had started in to buy the gov
ernorship of Oregon and the people made
up their minds that their votes could
not be sold and delivered by the profes
sional oliticians of Portland.
Mr. Furnish made the mistake of sup
posing that a republican nomination was
equivalent to an election. He is credit
ed with having scnt money lavishly to
secure the nomination and then shut
ting off the supply of tho sinews of jiolit
leal warfare. Hero, it is known, lie
kept the Iwys hoping and guessing up to
tlioduy of election, to have their hopes
of securing a part of the big promised
campaign fund blasted at tho last mo
ment. Of course, they didn't get out
' und work for him at the kIIs.
This county gives Chamberlain a ma
jority of over 000. It also went for
Butcher, the democratic candidate for
Congressman. The vote on other state
officers is not definitely known at this
SUMPTER, OREGON, JUNE 4, 100:
It was a mixup on county ollleers,
demonstrating that the (tursounel of tho
candidates alone influenced the voters.
At noon today it was conceded that Hob
bins, for representative, Travillion, coun
ty judge, Combs, clerk, Jott, assessor,
Hrooks, commissioner, democratic can
didates; Kakiu, circuit judge, lirnwu,
sheriff, Henry, recorder, I aimer, treas
urer, Foster, surveyor, and Snow, coro
ner, republican candidates, are elected.
No ligures have been received which
warrant n conclusion as to who is tho
snecosful candidate for joint state sen
ator. Sumpter went republican on several of
the statu ofllcers, for the first time In its
history. The democratic candidate for
governor received a handsome majority,
owing to tho favorable impression which
he created while here during tho cam
paign. The vote on most of the statu
ofllcers Is so uniform that it constitutes
fairly conclusive evidence that the enmp
bus been changing its political complex
ion during tho past two years. The vote
on county and local Candida ten was a
mere matter of efsonality.
Tho vote of the two precincts, North
und (South Sumpter, is as follows, the
democrat ic candidate being named first,
tho socialist and'prohihitinn candidates,
who aggregated fifteen votes, Wing
United States Senator C. E. S. WcmmI
2ll,T. T. Geei-220.
Governor Cieorue K. Chamberlain 21M),
W. J. Furnish 1117.
Supremo .lodge It. F. Ilonham 220,
H. S. lieaii 240.
Secretary of State I). W. Sears 217,
F. I. Dunbar 222.
Treasurer Ilenrv Hlackinan 225, C.S.
Siiierlntendint of Public Instruction
V. A. Wann 233, J. A. Ackerman 224.
Attorney tieneral J. II. Haley 2:12, A.
Statu I'riiitvr I. K. (iodfroy 2:1.1, J. It.
Congressman W. F. llutchcr 221, .1.
N. Williamson 21 It.
Circuit Judge T. II. Crawford 214,
Itobt. Kukin 224.
Joint Senator William Smith 203, J.
L. Hand 243.
Representative J. H. Bobbins 333,
George Chandler 157.
Sheriff T. N. I'rollitt 170, II. K.
County Clerk A. It. Combs 210, Jus.
Recorder C. W. James UNI, It. W.
County Treasurer E. 1. McDauiel
233, It. It. Palmer 242.
Assessor O. W. Jutt 280, It. W. Friuno
County Judge W. W. Travillion 251,
Charles Duncan 107.
County Commissioner J. C. Ilrookr.
228, J. It. Gilklson 200.
Surveyor John llagel 211, C. M. Fos
ter 230. "
Coroner C. M. Pearce 302, T.N. Snow
Justice of the Peace J. L. Evans 233,
W. S. Newbury 21S.
Constable J. II. Waul 277, AIIktI
lioad Supervisor P. D. Estes 312, M. I
A. Kuiipp 121.
Constitutional Amendment. Initiative
and Itefereiiduni Yes 248, No 43.
Much interest was manifested in the
election locally, everyone lielng absorbed
in the contest between J. II. ItobbiuM
and (Seorgu Chandler. Cato Johns and
lil one or two adherents worked persist
ently and offensively uuainst Mr. Hob-
bins, the home candidate, with the re
sult that ho received the largest majority
in the two precincts, 170, a splendid en
dorsement from his friends mid neigh-
lors that he doubtless highly appreci
ates. There were 521 votes cast here, alsiut
100 less than were registered, while
twenty or thirty were sworn in. From
tho above figures it will bo seen that u
great many failed to vote for all the can
didates, none of them gutting tho full
The most amusing iucidunt ol tho day
wan Seymour Bell's rout of JCatn, .Johns,
driving the latter off tliostrcets Into his
store. Mr. Hell had his list full of
moiiuy, which ho was offering to Is't on
Chamberlain for governor, taking a spe
cial delight in binding Johns "buffalo
ing" him to a standstill. I.on Cleaver
covered the democrat it; mmicy.
N. J. Sorensen Ac Co.' Placer Operations.
During the past few days Neil J. Sor
ensen and Otto Herlocker have been
busy looking after the two placer prop
erties which tho company control, Ixith
of which are great money makers. As a
matter of fact, X. J. Sorensen it Co. have
made a success of every mining proposi
tion which they have handled in this
country. Hy success it is here meant
taking gold out of the ground at u prolit
to themselves and the stockholders. At
tho Grillith diggings, now owned and
oKjrated by the Oregon Placer and
Power company, two giants are washing
gravel day and uUlit. This year the
company has a splendid head of water,
and tho cleanup will undoubtedly Ikj
uvuii greater than last year, when hand
some dividends were paid. Regarding
work at the Peerless Hydraulic com
pany's ground, near Alamo, a corres
IHJiideut ut that camp writes the Granite
Gem: "This company, of Sumpter, is
going in to win. It owns some of the
most promising claims in this famous
gold belt. It now has a force of men at
work on Humpback mountain and will
soon put crews to work on Nevada Gulch,
Poor man Gulch and tho Sain Cnrcutcr
diggings, near this place. The Hump
back and Nevada Gulch properties were
formerly owned by l.afo Farmer, the
wull known pioneer of tint early 'dOs,
who took out a sung fortune from each
The PiHirniau Gulch property was owned
forty years ago by Sam Carpenter, who,
it is said, took out in ouu season (00,000
from this proH'rty."
Bartholf Back From Thunder Mountain
Eugene Bartholf returned several day
since from tho Thunder Mountain coun
tA 3? -4 i'i
try, liavhi'.' reached within eighteen
miles of the heart of the niccca. Ho
says a big crowd is following close to the
snow up the mountain. He and his
party made several locations, but at this
time can form no idea as to their value.
Mr. Iturtholf says hundreds of claims
have la-en staked mi tho snow, thu loca
tors of which don't know whether or
not they have a ledge. He will not ox
press an opinion of the district in gen
eral, because he didn't have an oppor
tunity to examine it. He has not yot
decided whether or not lie will go back
this summer, as he has extensive inter
ests here demanding his time.
Mr. and Mrs. H. S. McCallum Home.
Mr. and Mrs. II. S. McCallum reach
ed Sumpter yesterday afternoon, having
been absent all winter, the former in tho
Middle states and Mrs. McCallum In
Portland. They will remain hero sev
eral days and then go to linker City for
a time. Mr. McCallum smiiI most of
the winter at Indianapolis, where he
found men with money, as elsuwhoru in
the east, looking for Investment in uln-v
Ing properties, ns It is rightly considered
the only safe investment in which reas
onable profits can be realised. He suvh
that town presents the anomaly of not
harboring a single mining broker. His
friends here will be pleased to learn that
he was entirely successful in consum
mating tho deals on which ho has Ih'ou
working, mid will regret to learn that ho
contemplates making his licadiiurturtt
in Indianapolis in the future.
Here to In pect the Baby McKee.
Manager O. Towusend, of the Ilnby
McKcc, was in town from that proert'
Mondav. He savs there is still plenty
of snow In that high altitude of Cable
Cove and that the roads are Impassable
for even Hunt rigs. The mi r fans oi tnu
snow freezes at night, but is rotten un
derneath and will hold little weight,
making it dangerous for horses to nt
tenint to travel over it. He had to walk
out two and a half miles, where he huh
met with a team. Mr. Towusend cumo
to Similiter to meet P. P. N. Myers, of
Cincinnati, who Is largely Interested hi
the Baby McHco and has come out w
iusjtcct the property.
Deal Pending on Snow Creek Group.
Arthur Itruwii. the mining man who-
speiil a month or more here last spring,
returned to Sumpter several days sine?,
accompanied by Mr. and Mrs. A. G.
I'rtitl. of llaminonsiiort. New lork. All
three of them, together with T. W. Dav
idson, left Monday for the Greenhorns.
It is in.di rftiod that mi llimortant deal
is pending, involving a valuable group of
claims on Snow cuek, that will probably
lie cloud at an curly day. Mr. Brown,
an eminent expert, thoroughly examin
ed thu property on his previous visitmid
Is said to have given it his uniiialilleil
All the latest novelties in huts at
Nelll Mercantile company's.
Fish of all kinds ut The Market.