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About The Sumpter miner. (Sumpter, Or.) 1899-1905 | View Entire Issue (April 22, 1903)
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Trades Assembly Threatens
to Boy cot Sumpler Lumber
Federation of Labor for final adjust
mout. Pending this, howover, It is
thought an amicable conclusion
will be reached here.
At tho meeting of tho Trades and
Labor Assembly last night action was
taken on tho matter of the Sumpter
Lumber company's employing Jap
labor. A week or such u miittor ago,
the Assembly through Its nrbltrntlou
committee Issued a request to tho
lumber company asking that tho prac
tice of employing Jap labor 1h) dis
continued with the stalemont that
otherwise tho products of the concern
would Ixi placed on the unfair list.
At the. meeting last night, J. It. Stod
dard, malinger of the lumber com
pany, read u paper containing it re
view of the sltuutiou, and the
conclusions reached with reference to
(he course which tho company pro
pones to pursue, lie went exhaustive
ly into the details of the matter,
setting forth that white laborers could
not Imj relied upon as far as cord
wood contracts were concerned, while
laps have Ih'uii found thoroughly re
liable and trustwnrhy. Tho ulti
matum contained the following prop prep prop
ositions: "First, that if a crew of white men
can 1st had who will Imnd together,
or one white man take the job and
him tho others and they or ho outer
a contract with the Sumpter Lumbor
company In out 4,000 cords of wood
Uitweeu now and the Kith of Soptom
Ur; that au Indemnifying bond Iks
put up as a guarantee that tho wood
will 1st cut or that a certain amount
Ik withhold each pay day as liquidated
damages in case of tho violation of tho
contract; that thoy cut thotimltor wo
want cut Into wood; that they cut it
clean and cut everything that will
make wood; that they make full
cords that will not lx scant when
seasoned; that the ricks will 1k put
up in a workmanlike manner; that
all wood cut during (he mouth will lie
paid for the Kith of the following
mouth, and that the whole business
Ik done under one head. We will
pay for cutting this wood according
to those specifications ft L Sift per cord.
"Second, If this proposition Is not
accepted we will retain the Japs.
"Third, If tho hostility to Jnpan
i'mi labor is such that It will jeopar
dize our lutcrcxts to our detriment
and damage, we will lot the timber
stand and grow."
Mr. Stoddard slates that ho is
olforlng to pay tho while laborer (On
cents more u cord than the Jap, there
by making a peace olforlng of $100
on the contract for 1,000 cords to 1st
cut. The Assembly people stale,
however, that some of tho mining
linns are paying ftl.fiO a cord.
It is further slated by the labor or
ganization that II is not In a position
to declare au effective boycot on the
products of the lumU'r company or
accept tho lumUr company's ulti
matum but that the matter will have
to be taken up by the American
TALK OF THE TOWN
Mr. Ilrock and Mrs. Miller are
spending the week In Baker City.
Sam R. Stott, of Greenhorn, is a
business visitor in the city today.
Hon. J. H. Robblns returned last
week from a buslncs trip to Pendle
ton. James Howard, manager of 'the
Uolconda, left yesterday to visit
Mr. and Mrs. Swackhammor are
visiting frionds in Uraudo Rondo val
ley for ten days.
Mr. O. M. Sanford returned a few
days since from Portland, whero he
weut soveral weeks ago for medical
nd vice and treatment.
Miss Marry R. Warren, of Ithaca,
Now York, arrived in tho city this
week to spend the summer with her
sister, Mrs. Fred D. Smith.
Ike Williamson and family have
returned from California, but wore
side tracked in linker City aud have
not yet arrived In Sumpter.
Attorney N. C. Richards returned
last Thursday from Pendleton whero
ho attended a meeting of tho direc
tors and stockholders of the Standard
Consolidated Mines company.
Mrs. Claude M. Pearco and her
little n loco left lust week for Phila
delphia to be gone about three
mouths,. Thoy wore accompanied
as far as linker City by Dr. Pearce.
T. J, Harbeo Is in towu today.
He says work will soon bo resumed
on tho Crown Point, Cable Cove dis
trict; tho lower tunnels driven to
the vein aud the mine put in posi
tion to ship oro us soon ua the
smelter hero is ready to receive it.
Tho Kllto cigar storo has been thor
oughly renovated, remodelled aud re
juvenated. Muse says he will have
to uso rough on ruts in future, for
tho reusou that tho "kitty" which
Inhabits thoHmek room has been put
out of commission. Coal Oil llrown,
the head push, has a scheme for Intro
ducing tho machines into church so
ciables that is sure to be a wiuuer.
It is the sister mine of the Blue Bird.
This is your first chance to get holdings in this property.
Do you know that the value of Blue Bird stock is now
several times greater than what it cost the
Buckhorn will be the same way in a short time.
Price will advance from 8c. to 9c. on May 1st.
ORDER NOW PROM
WESTERN PISCAL AGENTS
No. (Hi A Seven Room House, four Closets, Pantry, large
woodshed and workshop connecting home, lot 50x160 fenced,
good lawn, shade trees and (lower garden, nicely and con
veniently located. Price 1350.
No. 08. Four Room Dwelling, lot fenced and improved,
lot 50x150, very centrally located, with small dwelling in the
rear bringing in ftl.00 per month. This is one of the best buys
in the city at $1350.
No. 75. A Six Room, Two Story Residence with all im
provements, splendid view. A snap for (1200 Let us show
you this property .
No. 84. A four room, 1 pantry, I closet, basement; close
in, our price fSOO. This is a bargain.
Manning 8c Welsh
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