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About The Sumpter miner. (Sumpter, Or.) 1899-1905 | View Entire Issue (Nov. 4, 1903)
SUMPTER, OREGON, NOVEMBER 4, 1903.
WILLING TO WAGER ON
Seymour Bell Offers to Bet $2,000 That
Line Will Be Built Even if Citizens
Do Not Co-operate.
In view of tho fact tlmt Cuto Johns'
wiih quoted iu Tlio Morning Knocker
11H HiiyiiiK thnl ho wiih willhiK to Iny 11
Hiiiall wager thut thn Sumptor-Houruo
railway would not bo built within
tho next twolro months except by u
citlzous company, Soymour II. lioll.
this morning showed a willingness
to risk a hot on tho proposition, to
tho extent of 82,000.
Mr. Hell took a certified chock
to Mr. Johns for tho amount unmed
and offered to lay the wager indicated,
but there was nothing doing. Mr.
Johns said lie would make u smull
wager, of say 825, but he did not
propoes to risk anything llko the sum
montloned. Mr. Hell scorned so
small a bet.
Mr. Hell tbun went after Council
niau Holly, who was also quoted
as intimating that there is another
way to get a right of way aud that if
the promoters of the present scheme
don't look out they will have a right
of way that is worth nothing and the
peoplo will have tho road. He mot
Mr. Holly iu front of the postotiice.
He pulled his ccrtlllod chock, with
tho statement: "If you will toll mo
any othor way of getting a right of
way othor than tho one wo already
have, I will make you a present of
this check of 62,000."
Mr. Holly made a fow unsatisfactory
passes, but did not olfer any doflnlte
plan by which h franoblHO might bo
secured. Mr. Hell is still looking
Whilo the promoters recognize that
tho oltlzons' movement for tho con
struction of tho road undoubtedly is
tho popular one, and tho ouo that
should receive local support, yet at
the same time, if tho citlzous show
a disposition to scrap among them
selves and hinder tho euterprieo,
thero are other Interests ready to lake
it up aud furnish tho necessary funds
for its completion. That the road
will be built within tho next twevle
months, whether the citizens show a
disposition to join in the movement
or not, Is a forgone conclusion, but
tho average man hero would prefor
seeing it llnauced as far as possible
by local people.
WILL BE READY TO
RUN IN TWO WEEKS
that tho plaut will be ready for
operation within tho next two weeks.
NEW HOIST E0R
THE GOLD PAN.
Superintendent Tnwnscnd. of the
California, left today for Southern
Oregou to look at a property with a
view to purchase.
Mr. Townsond stated to a Miner
representative before leaving that
ho expected the roverberatory master
at tho California to be completed by
tho time he returns, which will bo In
eight or ten days. The cyanide tanks!
ordered some time ugo mo en route
and are expected to arrive iu a few
days. Tho chuiiges at the California
plant aro well under way, aud
Superintendent Towuseud thinks that
everything will be completed aud
Tho (lolser-Heudryx company has
ordered for early delivery from tho
Iloltoff Machinery company a sinking
plant for the (Told I'au, to take the
place of the present machinery which
was found to be inadequate At the
mime tlmo a ton-stamp mill was
ordered from the same peoplo to bo
installed on the porporty iu March.
Tho present hoisting machinery
will bo taken out aud transferred to
the Tabor fraction, ulso operated by
the same people.
The vein at tho (jold Pan at the
200 foot ou tho Incline hiin been
out, showing a width of between
slxteeu and seventeen feot,with satis
WORK OF WATER
CO. WELL UNDER WAY
Tho Water company expected the
last consignment of pipe, but ouo,
this morning, but for some reason or
othor It was lost in tho shuttle aud
failed to arrive. It was two ear
loads. Thero aro two more ears be
sides this which will complete tho
pipe shipmouts. Thn whole amount
will bo heio iu a day or so. The
wooden pipe which tho company Is
using is manufactured from clear
Washington II r at Tacoma and Ann
cortes. The work of constructing the
power house aud the pipe line is well
under way. Tho crew uu the pipe
lino has used up tho shipments as fast
as tboy have arrived. It Is now prac
tlcully all up and waiting for tho
next lot to come iu. At tho new
power house, tho concrete holler beds
and inachluory foundations have been
completed uud work has boon started
ou tho superstructure. This will be
of wood. Tho order for thn machin
ery is being propured by the manu
facturers and it will not bo long be
fore somo of it will be here.
OLD BUFFALO WILL
N. K. Her k ley, of Pendleton, who
Is Interested iu the Buffalo iu the
Uraulto district, loft yesterday after
noon for the property and the
presumption is that arrangements are
being made to resumo work at the
property. Mr. Herkloy has made
several visits to tho proporty of late,
aud It is understood that he con
templates working the mine again.
Tho llulfiilo is one of the old
properties of tho district, having
been prolltitlily operated by theliciigles
as far backus IHH0. At this time
an urrastra was run in connection,
aud old timers state that the mine
paid well. Later the property pasted
to L. li. Cox, and business associates
of Portland, who opeiated it during
the years of 1111)0 and 1001. Ou the
deuth of Mr. Cox, however, opera
tions wore suspended and the prop
erty as been idle ever since. The
ground has long since been patented,
and it Is looked upon as a good
proporty. Mr. Herkloy, it is unders
tood, Is here with a view to starting
up work again.
Eugene Pearson, of
to Be The Purchaser.
It Is reported today, on apparently
reliable authority, that the Magnolia
mine has been sold to Kugotin Pear
sou, president of the Mercantile
Trust company, of Philadelphia.
Mr. Pearson has been iu tho district
for two weeks past, looking for n
property for himself and associates,
and ho has found n good one, so far
as the mine Itself is concerned.
The price and terms on which tho
property has been sold have not lieeu
made public; though It Is thought
the tlgure named is close to ? 100,000
and the terms include a bond for
about two years.
It is stated that a 'jr.,()00 working
fund will be provided aud operations
begun at an early date.
The mill will bo remodeled, so an
to save more values, but the treatment
of the ores Is a question to be de
cided by experts In the' future
Some roasting aud cyauiding process
will doubtless be adopted.
Mr. Pearson left this uftcrixlou for
Electric lights For Haines.
W. M. Pierce has asked for n
franchise to light Haines electrically.
The Haines Kecord asys that ho Iiiin
tiled a notice of location of water
right to a tract of laud iu township
H, range .'IH. on the southeast' side of
Hock creek, in this county, fur min
ing mid iirigatiou, mid for fiirillshliig
power for electrical, milling and
other purposes. ,
The water, for power will bo
obtained from Keck cieek lake, at.
the head of the south fork of Hock
creek. This lake covers an area of
ninety. four acres, ami from MiundliigH
the depth is ascertained to be ninety-
Minm feet. While this quantity will
furnish sulllcleut power or all
piupoM'K, It Is the Intention of Mr.
Penrce to put iu a large dam at the
outlet of the lake, mid increase tho
depth sixty four feet, making a total
depth ef 1(11 feet.