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About The Sumpter miner. (Sumpter, Or.) 1899-1905 | View Entire Issue (Nov. 26, 1902)
BIGGEST DEAL EVER
MADE IN OREGON.
MANY MILLIONS OF PHILADEL
PHIA MONEY FOR INVEST
Major J. W. Bonta Will Build an Electric
Road from Baker City to the Oregon
Wonder Charter Secured Other Great
Enterprise Will Follow.
Dr. I.on Cleaver telephoned Thk
Mi.nkh yesterday afternoon from Itakor
City tlu bare fact that u charter had
been granted to Major BonU, of Phila
delphia, for the Haker City and Oregon
""a Wonder Electric Hallway and Improve
Aa the name indicates, this line will
be Coilt from Baker City to the great
Oregon Wonder group in the Strawberry
nountaiiiH, south of Prairie City, a dis
tance of more than fifty miles. Mi.nkh
readers Hill recall that in lam week'
issue it wuh annouui'ud that Major
Bouta and associates had bought from
Cleaver Brothers both the Oregon Won
der and the Will Cleaver groups. Thin
electric railway proposition is evidently
an allied enterprise, a necessary ad
junct to the great work of opening up
those wonderful mining properties; for
it has been known that the lack of
transportation facilities wafc the only
reason why they have remained unde
veloped so long.
Men are already in the Held making a
preliminary survey, so that estimates
and plans can be prepared during the
winter ami the work of const ruction
commenced in the spring without delay.
The proposed route of the road is south
from Haker City to Hereford und thence
in a southwesterly course to the Htraw
berry mountains. It is said that this
route is altogether feasible, offering com
paratively easy grades; in fact, that
most of the distance it runs along water
levels. That this is a fact, one ran see
by consulting a map. From Baker City
south for twelve miles it follows I'owder
river; up Denny and Huffs lo creeks for
sis miles; down Cow creek to Burnt
river; thence westward up that stream
and its south fork to within a few miles
of John Day river, dowu that water
course and then up Strawberry creek to
These are big enterprises for this sec
tion of country, and will rapidly de
velop its wonderfully rich resources. As
far as lies within their power the people
of eastern, Oregon should offer every en
couragement and lend every assistance
possible to the gentlemen who are pro.
noting the. great proposition. That
there are other side issues, which will also
prove of vast benefit to, this territory,
that will be revealed as their plans de
velop, there is scarcely n doubt.
Thu Haker City Democrat of yester
day devotes four columns to this story,
including facts published in Thk Mis Kit
last week, relative to the transfer from
Cleaver Brothers of the Oregon Wonder
and Will Cleaver groups to Major .1. W.
Hoiita and associates. It savs in its
One of the most gigantic enterprises
ever launched in the state of Oregon or
the Pacific northwest, today was given
shape in Haker City by the tiling with
the secretary of state and with the
county clerk of Haker county of an appli
cation for a charter for a company to
operate seventy claims In the John Day
country; to build and operate an dec
talc railway from Haker City to I'rairie;
to erect smelters at given points, and to
construct water anil electric power plants
In Haker and tirant counties, and to in
stall ii 1000-ton cyanide mill at or near
the famous Oregon Wonder mine the
biggest gold bearing ledge in the world.
It ia the most important mining deal
ever turned in the west. Its magnitude
ia startling. It may prove to be one of
the greatest single mining enterprises
ever attempted in the world.
Golconda'i Bostoo Office
Thu Uolcouda Mining company, the
Boston otflce of which has leen in the
Wlnthrop building, has changed its lo
cation to more commodious quarters in
thu now Board of Trade building on
Broad street. The Boston representa
tive is Mr. lieorgeU. I'fleglur, who status
that, in addition to the regular monthly
issue of 1 6,000 copies of the Consolidated
Mining Reports, a special edition of
76,000 coppiea will be issued next week,
profusely illustrated by the many excel
lent cuts of this property that have ap
peared in recent issues of thu Journal
for Investors, which will make a very
attractive publication and one that
should Und its way into the hands of
every one Interested in investments
Journal for Investors.
Weot to Baker for a Rett.
Ijist week William Stinson went to
Baker City and ouu of the paatra there
got funny over the event, alleging that
he was in search of a taste of metroxili
tan lifu. Uncle Hill says that he went
down to thu county seat for rest and rec
reation, having grown weary with thu
activity and bustle always found around
Hotel Sumpter; but that he was not
looking for a grave yard and camu home
on the next train. Time hanging heavy
on his hands that evening, he tried to
get up a game of solo for the lemonade,
but tlie local plungers were not game to
play for such a stake, and he had to go
to bed with the rest of them, atH:H0
Miss Baker, of Kan Francisco, is at
Hotel Sumpter with a complete line of
art embroidery, and the ladies of
Sumpter who are interested ia this line
will do well to call on her at once, as she
will be here (or only a few days. K ree
lessons given in Venetian darning.
NOVEMBER 2f, 100.
THERE'S A BIG DEAL ON
Party of Milwaukee Capitalists
Now in Sumpter. i
K. F. Warner reached I ic List
Thin sdny from an extended hip cast
He says the rcort published some
weeks since, to the effect that he had
been married, was nothing less than li-1
belous ami, according to his notion, not
much of a joke, either.
Mr. Warner was accompanied on the
trip we-1 I iv Fred Strauss, John I'liillips,
II. T. Otmau, Samuel Wulwig and
Charles Scholl. These gentlemen left
Saturday for the Siisauville district, to
iiiHcct a mining property and are ex
lected to return today.
The object of their presence lieru at
this time is not definitely known, though
it is generally beliuved that the Siisau
ville mining proMjsitlon is not thu prin
John Phillips, who was here several
weeks last summer, stated to a Mi.nkh
representative: "Weuru here this time
to do some big business; thu exact na
ture of which I do not now care to state;
infHet.lt ....I,IIh. onuU. t,l ,, .
til the .leal is consummated.
From ,.iiotl.ersoiirce....tlr..lv reliable.
it is learned that two members of the
party an desirous of becoming interested
in the Oregon Itediiction company, pre
ferring to buy a control, which is not for
sale. As a matter of fact, it is doubtful
if any considerable amount of stm'k can
now Is bought.
There is sonic sort of big deal "on,"
Gold Found in Duck's Craw.
Now, herein a, tory of gold Mini ij
fount in a .luck's craw, to the truth of .
which Thk Minks, will make allldavit.
Ttsluy little Miss Annie Doauc brought
to this otlice three small pieces of shot
gold, weighing, M.rhiips, llfty cents,
that she avers she, herself, took from
the craw of a duck kills I this forenoon
for thu Thanksgiving dinner tomorrow
The duck was raised in the yard 1 of the
uutinu uuiiie, on .inn sireei, which is
directly in thu old riverchaiiuel, where,
everyone hereabouts knows, there is all
kinds of placer gold, more than enough
in each and every lot to pay for It sev
eral times over and there is nothing
strange whatever in thu fact that the
duck had Is-en feeding on the vellow
Gold Bearing Sands on the Coait.
Hpeakiug of the gold bearing sands on
Coos bay, the Salt I.aktt Herald says:
Its shores are strewn with evi.leucts of
broken and shattered fortunes. Literal
ly and figuratively, the peninsula which
has attracted so much attention is almot
solid gold, yet those who dig for it can
scarcely make a living. It is mixed
with black sand, and no way has yet
,,M,,'n "'"" scpun.te the two.
i The aud earriei a percentage of iron,
'ami is of about the Mint weight
as the vellow metal Fortunes have
lceti Hiiaiidci.l in the i florin to sepa
rate the two on a large scale. Kvery
scheme known to science has been ex
hausted. Kvery slvloof machinery has
' been tried. Hut science has repeatedly
acknowledged itself battled, and the
rusty heaps of gloomy sciap iron show
the hiU'of the machinery. Yet the gold
" '''' The black sand and the whitu
j "'" "l""1 'st ""'re I" Pul 1th like
'' Small iuanllticH of the gold is
recovered over purlap and carpet, hut
' '"' lm,M' "' '' ' '"H, '' ' exists in Inlv
ls i . ' spite of this the
placer diggings have never held attrac
tions for large operators, not for any
length of time.
First National .Bank of Grant County
Mr. J. W. Scrlls-r, of m tl ramie,
was expected in today from Canyon
City, where he went early., last week Ui
assist in opening for bushiest the First
National bank of that place, in which
Istth he mid It. II. Miller, cashier of
the Fiist Hank of Sumpter, are in
terested. There was some delay in
oftenim; the doors of the new institution,
owingto tlieiiounrrivaloflhe stationery
' "UP-I'I"'- " ready lor business,
' "'"''. ' Saturday, and Mr. rVrihnr
I'lepll0ll.d that the opening was most
, .1 I.. .. L at .11 .
auspiciously encouraging, r. p. niaier,
of l.n tiraudc, iscushier, alui Judge K.
H. Mi Haley assistant. Tnie Mian
has already publish) d the lutmrsof the
directors and oltlcers.
Full Treasury and Clear Cw eleaes.
A .Minkii rcprcfenfatiye called at J.
II. Knhhius' olllce tislny and, noticing
about a hundred certitlcales for stock in
the South Polo on the table, asked if
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"Yes, the company has a full treasury
and its management a clear conscience."
Of course, that statement elicited thu
lemark that such a condition of affairs,
was a rare anomaly. The president of
the company admitted that to lie a tart
! unit iiPMiifiii'.l It UN IiIm ri.itMiii (nr urii
,, , herniation hi the first
Chtistmai Number of the Dewret New.
IjisI vear the Deseret News, of Hall
Lake, issued a very handsome illustrated.
Christmas edition on Utah und
Colorado, which has Ihcii excelled by
few of the large dallies of the country.
This year the News will issue a Christ
mas iiumder on Utah and Idaho ami
the resource of those two stales will be
attractively set forth and will be well
illustrated with half-toned views.
Parlies desirjug information jn regard'
to either of these states will 'find what'
they are looking for in the Christmas
iiiiiiiImt of thu Deseret News.
No headaches from (Slant swder.