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About The Sumpter miner. (Sumpter, Or.) 1899-1905 | View Entire Issue (Nov. 25, 1903)
THE SUMPTER MINER
Wednesday, November 2?, 190$
illiam Hewitt Says
Box Plant Will Be
William Howllt, of Tat'oma, son of
Henry Hewitt, Jr., of largo and va
ried liimlmr and tanking InteroHtH,
arrived lime Moiidiij to look lifter mat-
lorn In connection vith the Sumpter
Lumber coinpuiiy, ot willed IiIm fnllier
1h priMidtiiit. Mr. Ilnwltt brought
with him W. It. .MiiiiHiin, a well
known shingle inn i of .Seattle, who
will have charge of the cumpauy'8
niiinufactiiriiig depart ineiit.
Regarding the iiiHtiilliitloii of u lio
factory, which Im contemplated in
connection with tho sawmill hero, iih
announced it few days ago in Tho
Minor. Mr. Hewitt hint no details to
give out. Tho matter of hIo and
capiictiy Ih under iidvlHoinout with
the local niMiiiiKor, Mr. Hull, and
those dotailH have not yet lxou per
fected, It Ih iiHHiirod, however, that
thin addition will bo made to tho
liroHout iNiiipineut. Hut it may not
Im in ado until other matters of Im
provement aro panned upon.
Mr. Hewitt will remain hero Home
tlmo, lookiiiK after tho company's
ti miter and sawmill Intoiosts. Mr.
Malison, will take charge of tho man
ufacturing departmout at once. He
Iihh boon employed by the Hewitt
people for Home time, and I thor
oughly familiar with tho land noun.
Mill closed for
a sh0rh time.
The lion Juan mill, iu tho Oreon
horns, wan clotted down temporarily
Saturday for ropalri. The mill wat
jimt ready to Mart up, tho repairs on
the boiler having been completed
only a fow days ago, but they were
found to lai inHuliHluutial and further
mend i uk wan necessary.
It in IhoiiKht now that things will
bo gotten in Hhapo at tho mill to run
ngnln before many days.
DOWN TILL BETTER WEATHER
The Cracker King mine, in the
Cracker Creek district, Iihh cloned
clowufor tho winter, and Superin
tendent 8. II. Norton left today for
Seattle, to return in April, when
operation will Ui resumed.
Ho HtatoH that tho ililllculty of get
ting in material over tho huow, and
keeping tho men at work duriiiK bad
weather, made it necessary to close
down. Work, however, will Mart up
full force In April, Mr. Norton says.
Doiny Assessment Work at Magnolia.
Al and Sam Jones came iu Wedues
day from Sumpter and weut ou to tho
Magnolia uiiiie. They wore accom
panied by four miners with a largo
Hiipply of provisions. Work at tho
miue whh at once commenced and
will Im continued till the asssesment
work for 11)03 in completed. At
present parties in tho East aro nego
tiating for tho purchase of the mino
mid should tho deal go through per
nianont operations nt tho MaKiiolin
will ho Htartod ut once. Reports are
to tho effect that tho solo will bo con
summated in tho next fow weeks.
TO FILL VACANCIES.
Pulaski Company Now In a Position
to Continue Development Work
to Tap Lead.
At a meeting of directors of tho
tho I'uliiHki (iold Mining and Milling
company hold liiHt night In tho olllco
of Attorney N. C. Itichardri, owing
to the fact that J. H. McCallum,
former secretary, had dispni-od of IiIh
IntcicntH iu the property to J. R.
Nelll, ami resigned IiIh olllco, It. A.
Marr, whh eleotod to till the vacancy,
and Mi. NollI whh cIiohoii to tho olllco
of vice proHidout, iu tho place of W.
10. BaudeiH, who Iihh also Hold out IiIh
holdiiiKH to Tom Dunpliy. Mr.
Neill Ih treasurer of tho company
under the formor election of otilcerH.
Mutton relative to tho perfection
of title and the traiiHfor of stock
to tho now holders were adjusted,
and tho company Ih uow ready to
continuo development work. Presi
dent Davidson la arraugiug to let a
contract for the completion of tho
croscut tunnel which is to tap tho
main and load of the proporty. It ia
Btatod as probable that operations
will be rosumed early noxt mouth.
"UNCLE BILL" WELL
PLEASED WITH HOT LAKE
"Undo Hill" Stinson returned
yesterday from a visit to Hot Lake,
wheie he spent some time for rheu
matism, much improved. Ho is
greatly pleased with the medicinal
qualities of the water and the pleas
ant surroundings. Dr. and Mrs.
Tape, formerly of Sumpter, have
charge of this resort.
Mr. Stiuson says that tho manage
ment of Hot Lake has just acquired
lilt) acres adjoining its proporty,
aud contemplates cxteuslve Improve
ments. Ou the laud iu question, the
former owner put down an artesian
well recently, aud struck the same
How of medicinal wator as that ou
the wound tho springs occupy. It
whh thought advisable to Hcquiro this
proporty. In addition to this, Mr.
Stiusou says that the company will
greatly add to its buildings iu tho
near future, for the accommodation
of its increasing patrouage.
Sinking on the Imperial.
Tom Costello came in last oveuing
from tho Cablo Cove district. He
reports that two shifts of men were
started yesterday sinking ou the Im
perial. This mine has heretofore
been developed through tunnels.
Over at his own properties, work is
progressing satisfactorily. He is uow
drifting ou the Honest Dollar aud
crosscuttlng on tho Storm Kiug.
If Good Weather Continues
Plant May Yet Be .
A. U. Smith, superiuteudout of the
J Sumpter Light and Water company,
returned today from Idaho. If the
picsout warm woahter contiuuoa Mr.
Smith states it is probablo ho will
start work again ou tho powor houso
and pipe lino, on which operations
woro Hiinpondcd several days ago on
account of tho huow storm.
Tho power house is under cover,
ami the machinery can bo installed
when It arrives. Tho water wheel
whh shipped from Douvor November
IH, and Ih expected to bo horo ho
foro long. Tho dynamo will not bo
hero, however, beforo February 1, but
tho old one will be called into requi
sition if tho plant is completed be
foro this time. All tho plpo is horc,
aud of tho 0,000 foet iucludod Iu the
outlro lino, thero remains but 2,000
yot to connect.
FIGHT ON REPELOF
THE PUBLIC LAND LAWS.
A press dispatub from Washington
gives these interesting facta relative
to proposed public land legislatien:
A sharp contest baa commenced In
earnest between tho vast western in
terests favoriua and those nnnnnlnir
the repeal of toe public laud laws.
The Irrigationists, who want the.
laws repealed, seem so tar to have
the best of the argument,' although
the lumber aud graziug Interest are
making a heavy tight.
Roosevelt favors the Irrigationists.
Senator Hansbrough, ot North Da '
trnta. la lABillncf thm fnnwi nnnnuwl t n 1
the repeal of the land acts. He will
be seconded by aenatora and congress
men from Wyoming, Nebraska, Mon
tana and other grazing states.
The irrigationists are exhibiting
figures to the legislators, abowing
that at the preseut rate of reckless
and wasteful lumbering, it will be
only forty years before every foot of
timber in the United States will be
destroyed, and at tho rate the public
domain is being absorbed by the
cattle and lumber companies. It will
require but live years to tako up all
the laud tho government has iu its
MONUMENTAL MINE TO
RESUME IN THE SPRING.
C. .1. Allen, of Portland, mauaging
owner of the Monumental, returned
this morning from the property, and
left this afternoon for bis home.
Mr. Allen states that it is tho pres
ent intention to resume work at the
Monumental iu the spring. This ia
ouo of the old aud well known mines;
of the district.
Sinking at Last Chance.
The Last Chauco hoist has been
started up. aud stukipg is to be con
tinued through the winter mouths.
Two shifts are being employed The
shaft is uow down eighty feet, and it
is the purpose of the company to
push work right aloug.
PHILBRICK & FENNER
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