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THE SUMPTER MINER.
Wednesday, September 13, 1899.
Sumpter Building Notes.
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Sumpter's greatest, most crying need at
present Is more buildings; new hotels,
lodging houses, business blocks and res!
deuces. E.xtravagantly high rents could
be secured were there here any houses to
let, but there are absolutely none. THE
MINOR was forced to go Into an old shack
which was until ten days since used as a
An army of carpenters are, however,
working from sun up till dark In a vain
effort to supply this demand, and the writ
er can not here resist the temptation to
ring In that hackneyed expression about
the "hills resounding with the music of
s:iw and hammer." There are a score or
more of buildings now In course of erec
tion, but In every Instance they are being
built for a special purpose; In most cases
tlie owners themselves will occupy them.
Contractor 1 N. Larsen, recently from
Spokane, is erecting two business houses.
One is for Mr. Montague on the corner of
Granite a id Crac.er streets, 25X60 feet,
t.vo stories nig.i, to cost $2,000. It will be
occupied as a saloon a.id lodging hoase.
T.u ot t: U f'jf Ar. Klel.i, 0.1 Cracker
street, 24X50 feet, t.vo stories, to Cost
1,500, to dc occupleJ by the owner.
.irs. I:. V. Stanley is having built on
Nortli strerta 15 room lodging house, 26X
50 feet, two. Tories high, at a cost of Si,
000. iJ. H. Walton Is the contractor and
Mr. U. U. Schrleaer tlie fortunate tenant.
J. ,tt. l:rj titic L- oullding for himself, on
Auourii street, a t.vo story 24X40 house,
which he had intended to use as a black
Miiitli shop, but listened to money talk and
was Induced to rent It temporarily for a
feed store. Resides his own labor, he is
investing S700 in the enterprise.
Two lots west of this, O. Rruhtel Is hav
ing erected a S400 house, 20X20, which he
will use as a bakery. It Is as high as a
church, but only one story. S. H. Sum
mers Is the contractor.
On the same block, corner of Mill
street, H. I). Griffin Is having built a two
story lodging house, 16x74 feet, at a cost
of J800, Z. Arnold, contractor.
Mrs. B. E. Britten Is having an addi
tion to her Mill street lodging house con
structed, 20x24 feet, to cost S400.
Contractor A. H. Shortridge Is doing the
At the corner of Granite and Mill
streets, l:. II. Neil Is having erected onthe
lot for which he recently paid S3000 a
building which he will occupy as a gen
er.il ii.erchandise store. It is 25x50
Irct, t.vo stories high and will cost Si 500,
Jacrt llalcwood, builder.
Contractor J. C. White Is building for
C. J. Johns the lirst private warehouse
to be erecteJ in Sumpter. It is located
near the railroaJ track at the Cracker
street crossing, is 46x70 feet and will
I lie stone foundation has been laid on
Mill street for the first brick block to be
constructed in the city. A. P. Goss, of
St. Paul, Minnesota, will be the owner
.111 J will occupy it as a bank. The build
ing will be 25x50 feet, and a letter
iM.n Mr. Goss is expected every day by
ills agent here, Attorney C. li. McCul
inch, Instructing him whether to let the
. omr.ict for one or two stories. There is
already finished a solid rock foundation
lor the vault. Tne building will be trim
med witli grey stone and have an artistic
u.Mt, wit.i large plate glass windows, lo
cated on Mill street.
Though the above Is the first brick on
which work has been started, it Is still an
open question as to which will be the first
completed, as the Hasche Hardware Com
pany, of Maker City, which recently
nought the business of W. R. Hawley,
together with his building and lot, will
let on the 16th Instant the contract for
erecting where the frame building now
stands, a brick 26x100 feet two stories
' high, to be completed by the middle of
November. Claude C. Rasche Is the
local manager of the business and will
attend to the construction of tills building
Mr. Cowden, a recent arrival from
Salt Lake, an old time Nevada miner,
has had the small cottage on the north
east corner of Mill and North streets
moved one block east, to Columbia street,
jacked up twelve feet and Is remodeling it
Into a commodious two story residence.
On the site formerly occupied by the cot
tage he will build a hotel 40 by 70 feet,
two stories and a stone basement the en
tire length and breadth of the building.
It will be steam heated, electric lighted,
plumbed for hot and cold water and con
tain a dozen bath rooms. Work on this
house will commence as soon as it Is
definitely settled when the water works
will be completed.
D. A. Walton has just about completed
for II. W. Sloan an attractive residence
28x50 feet at a cost of S600, corner of
Crocker and Sumpter. It has already
Mcliwen A Sloan have decided to build
a warehouse 24x100 feet near the railroad
crossing on Center street. The contract
will be let In a fe.v days.
The towiislte company has sold two
lots on Mill itreet, 100 feet square, the
provisions of the deed to which provide
tnat tlie purchaser shall build thereon a
fifty room modern hotel, with all con
veniences, and that work on tlie house
shall begin not later than October 1. The
name of the gentleman who bought the
lots the syndicate does not at present de
sire to divulge.
There are a dozen or more handsome
little cottages being built in all resident
porlions of the town. The compiler of
these statistics being a comparatlvestrang
er here, has found it next to impossible to
secure in tlie limited time the names, facts
and figures connected therewith. In sev
eral Instances the men In charge of the
work confessed that they didn't know for
whom they were doing tlie work. Rut
we will all be better acquainted with each
other later on. This is one of the regula
latlon features of a rapidly growing town.
Purchase of the Intermountain Mine.
One of the Important mining deals
which have been consummated here re
cently and of which little or nothing has
been said, Is the purchase by B.C. Pinch,
of Itossland, H. C.,and W. C. Calder.nf
this city, from William Schnarrand A. J.
Malin of the property known as the Inter
mountain, located in tlie Green Horn
mountains, 28 miles from Sumpter and one
mile from the Little Giant, which property
is under the management of W. L. Vin
cent. The lutermountain Is known to be
one of the best in the district, tlie ore
being ol so high a grade as to justify ship
ments under the unfavorable conditions of
the past ten years. Messrs. Pinch and
Calder will build roads and put In ma
chinery this fall, make further develop
ments and shipments this winter. There is
now a large quantity of ore on the dump.
The price paid for this mine is not known
but it is generally believed that the
former owners received a good round sum.
The Union Bargain Store will carry In
the future a line line of ladles' walking
and sailor hats. They will arrive In
about one weeks' time. Save your orders
until you see these goods. Case & Co.
Ruy your furniture at home. We sell
at Raker City prices (freight added) and
keep your money In Sumpter. Our line
of carpets, mattings, liuoliums, shades,
wall papers, etc., Is complete.
Pine job printing done at THE MINER
WE BUY ALL OUR GOODS
IN CARLOAD LOTS
C. J. JOHNS
Our Fall Goods have
now arrived, our warehouse is
about completed and we are pre-
pared to fill ail orders of any size
or character in the line of MINING
SUPPLIES. Our stock of cloth
ing, Furnishing goods and Dry
goods is full and complete.
1 GIVE US
C. J. JOHNS
First Clan in Every
t Rooms .4
J. O. Conned, Prop.
Our Rates Reasonable
Free 'Bus and Baggage
McEwen & Sloan, Props.
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I Mining & Commercial
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Stages For All 'Interior
Points and Mines
Leave this Hotel Every
Livery Rigs and
ALWAYS ON HAND.
Experienced Guides to all the Mining
Camps. Your patronage solicited.