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About The Sumpter miner. (Sumpter, Or.) 1899-1905 | View Entire Issue (Jan. 27, 1904)
SALE OF THE RED
BOY IS ORDERED
To Take Place in Ninety Days
And Lowest Bid Con
sidered Will Be
Id tbo suit of O. O. llonsou
agaiust the Rod Boy Consolidated
Ciold Mines compauy. which came
beforo Judge Robert Enkln yostorday
in Maker City, tho court ordered the
Hale of tbo property ou a untico of
ninety days. N. C. Richards, attor
ney for Receiver Thompson, roturncd
this morning uud it is from him that
the facts additional to tboso which
appeared in tbo Democrat today wore
learned. Tbo matter came up ou
citatlou why tho salo should not take
place, uud as there were no objec
tions urged, it was so ordered.
It whh stipulated that the lowest
bid which will be considered is 880,
000, u sum which will cover all in
debtedness of tho Red Dry company,
WILL DO EXTENSIVE
E. S. and O. E. Platts, of Raker
City, owners of tho Platts group be
ing devolopd by tho Uelsor-Hedryx
company iu tbo Rock Creek district,
and A. U. VViutz, of Ellensburg,
Washington, who is interested with
tho Platts brotheis iu other Rock
Crook proporty, camo iu on this
inoruiug'a train. Tboy will bo hero
soveral days looking after their in
terests. C. E. Platts is just buck
from Lokout on the Snako river,
where bo also bus mini tig pioporly.
The partners have several other
claims in tho Rook Creek aud ad
joining section, aud oonptemplute
extensive development work during
tbo summer mouths.
SUMPTER, OREGON, JANUARY 27, 1
and also outside expenses. Each bid
must be accompanied by a cash de
posit equal to ton per cent of its face.
Tho ontire indebtedness of the Red
Hoy compnuy, represented by olaimB
presoutod to dato, amounts to 08, -000
and somo odd dollars. Au ap
pearance of tbo creditors in the
notion was mado to the extent of an
aggregato amount of 851,000, tbo
bulk of the indebtedness.
Receiver Thompson rondeiod his
account of expenses to date, and was
allowed to borrow 81, COO to meet
expeuses for the current month.
Acoordlug to the uiuoty day notice,
the salo of the proporty will fall
early lu May. No epeclllo dato has
yet beou fixed.
SENATOR HEYBURN'S BILL ON
THE TRIAL OF MINING CASES
United States Senator Hoyburu, or
Idaho, recently has introduced a bill
lu tbo senate to amoud section U.'I'J'l
of tbo revised statutes of tbo United
S tatses relative to mining claims.
This bill provides that actions
brought lu support of adverse claims
filed against auy applications shull
be deomea aotlons of law nud tried as
other actions at law are tried In tho
juris! ltctlon where such suit arises.
"Tho object of this," said Senator
Heybiirn, lu speaking of his bill,
"is that the question of fact rimy bo
determined by jury, rather than
upon depositions or testimony taken
before musters iu chancery. Under a
rullug by the United States circuit
court for the Niuth circuit such cases
are considered to be ou the equity
side of tho court. Under the present
' operation of the law tbo jury and the
court uovor see tbo witnesses upi n
whoso testimony the controverted
questions of fact are to bo deter
mined, and the testimouy of thor
oughly unscrupulous witnesses, who
have tho skill to be plausible, Is is
potent as that of tho witness who
kuows and tolls the truth.
"All men look alike ou paper, and
a jury selected from the vicinity
where the controversy arises can more
accurately pass upon controverted
fact's than a court sitting at a dis
tant point and hearing a case upon
testimony taken before tbo examiner
where everything la admitted subject
to objeotlou. The courts havo hold
that tbo statutes, as at present en-
acted, do not suttloteutly provide
for trial by jury iu such cases."
A. L. MoEwen, of MoEwen, Arthur
,t MoEweu'a Testing and Sampling
works, roturncd this morning from
Detroit, Michigan, where ho weut on
important mining businoss. Regard
ing this Mr. MoEwen has nothing to
make public, but tbo inforouuo is
drawn that a deal of more than ordi
nary consequence, is ponding. Rel
ative to eastern conditions bo says:
"It sounds moro or less hackneyed
or trite to say that tboro is all sorts
of money iu tho east for legitimate
mining Investments, and that acute
ness of tho financial stress Is past,
siuco this Is about tho usual phrase
ology employed by tbo avurugo mall
returning whou ho submits himself
to a nowspapor Interview. It is a
fact, however, and describes tho state
of alfalrs which exists.
"When a western mining man goes
east with a cut aud dried proposition
which carries merit ou its face, ho
may bo ussured that ho will gain a
bonrinc, aud not only a hearing but
a substantial money backing. Those
eastern husiiiusH men are very exact
iug iu the mutter of having every
thing just right beforo they lend
their support. They wuut tbo most
minute detail fully sot forth, but
when they are shown that ii mining
proposition has tbo earmarks of merit
they are ready to Invent. Aud
there's plenty of money. Tho coun
try Is full of it.
"There is a fooling, too, among
busiuoHH interests that tbo coming
presidential campaign is not going to
bo much of a lluaiiclal dlsturbor.
Speaking of politics, tho I learnt
boom Ih taken moro sciiously iu tho
oust tlian it is in tho west. A good
deal Is heard about Mr. Hearst's
chances of seouriug tbo democratic
nomination, uud tbo impression ob
tains that ho Iiuh a greutor bucking
than ordinarily supposed."
NEW MILL AT
Parker Rotary to be Replaced by
Tea Stamps in Short
Equipment Shipped From Denver
And Will be Here in a Few
A. II. Ernst, general manager of
tbo Virginia, is authority for tbo
statement that tho Parker rotary
mill, now on this property, la to bo
replaced at once by teu stamps. Mr.
Ernst was on tho train tbia after
noon on his way to ilakoi City to seo
about transferring tho new nut
obluory. Tho equipment ns shipped
from Denver, January 14, aud Mr.
Ernst thinks it should bo through
iu a few days.
Tho Parker mill was not a success.
When it was llrst started up somo
of the parts broke causing delay.
After they bud been renewed unil
anothei trial mado, tho mill still did
not give satisfaction. Mr. Ernst
thinks if ho hud time to adjust tbo
plant It might yet be made to do
good work, but bo prefers putting In
a small plant to treat tbo oro from
development operations. Tho new
mill will bo installed at once and an
elfort will bo made to havo it mu
lling by March 1. Lumber needed
to make tbo necessary changes lu tho
buildings has been ordered, and will
arrive iu a few days.
Mr. Ernst regretted very much
the serious accident which occurred
at the Virginia a short time ago.
He had nous, ho savs from Weedou,
tho Injured man, at linker City be
fore ho left the mine. Wccdon Ih
getting along nicely and will, it Ih
thought, recover. Mr. Earnest will
probably visit bis home in Senttlo
Wo take this opportunity of thank
ing nil parties who have aided us by
word and deed iu performing tho lust
sud rites over the remaiiiH of our luto
brother, J. W. Iliess, aud for tho
kindly oftlces iu insisting iu the euro
of iliimos Wecdeu, both victims of
the Virginia explosion.
A. E. HUTTEK,
President (iieeiihoru Miners' Union.
Tim Dawson, Tern Murphy, K.
Drifcoll, ira Lemon, committee.