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THE SUMPTER MINER.
Wednesday, October 4, 1899.
TALK OF THE TOWN.
, The elder Mr. English,of the Golconda,
has gone Hast.
Mrs. G. B. Tedrowe returned Monday
evening from a short visit to Portland.
, H. L. McLaln will superintend the
building work of the new mill at the
Mrs. C. H. Whitney, of Baker City, Is
visiting her sister, Mrs. G. B. Tedrowe,
it the Capital hotel.
H. S. McConnlck, the western repre
sentative of the J. B. Pace Tobacco Co.,
Kmll Meler, general manager, and
Tom Evans, foreman of the North Pole,
were hi Sumpter Monday.
Electric lights burned all of Sunday
night for the first time. W. L. Vinson
took possession of the plant Sunday
Messrs Lindsay & Wade, two enter
prising business men from Colvllle,
Washington, have put In a large stock of
general merchandise at Granite.
United States Marshal Zoeth Houser,
of Portland, owner of mines on Dixie
creek, was in Sumpter last week, on Ills
way home from a visit to his properties.
'I he engineering department of the
Sumpter townslte syndicate has estab
lished headquarters in the building on Mill
street, until recently occupied as a photo
graph gallery. ' I r
It is repotted tliat Irving & Slade will
build a large livery barn on the Granite
kireei property which tliey recently pur
chased. Neither arc in town at present
and the report cannot be Confirmed.
Claude Basche has sufficiently recov
ered from his recent illness to make the
trip to Baker City, where he will take a
few days rest. M. E. Swan came out to
iiiauugr the store during his absence.
One of the owners of the Independence
mine, whose name could not be learned at
the time, was severely hurt Thursday of
last week, being thrown from his wagon,
breaking one rib and Injuring his b.uk.
Wesley W. Warren, ore buyer for the
Northport smelter, lias been In the vicinity
,for several days, visiting the Cracker
Creek, Cable Gove and La Bellevue
camps In the Interests of the company he
Menuo Unzlcker, the genial representa
tive 01 rrarr v L.naimers mining ma
chinery house, of Chicago, has been vis
iting the various camps of the district for
several days past, in the interests of his
I:. C. Gove, a mining man of Spokane,
representing British Columbia capital,
has been visiting the various camps near
Sumpter during the past week, and it Is
quite needless to say is favorably Im
pressed with what he has seen.
The ball given by the city government
In honor of Fred Woorley and Alexander
Steadmau, the Sumpter soldiers from the
Philippines, will be pulled otf at Hills
opera house this evening. Attorney Mc
Culloch will do the spell binding act.
L. C. Edwards, a prominent druggist
of Arlington, Oregon, has been in Sump
ter for several days past, s 1th a view to
locating in business here. Only the dif
ficulty of securing a proper location will
keep him out, and at last accounts this
was about to be overcome.
W. T. Manning and H. M. Fritz are
erecting a handsome residence In a se
oluded spot In the high timber across Pow
der river. The whole proceeding looks sus
picious. Whether they are going to coin
the queer, make moonshine whiskey, or
merely live a retired life, has not yet de
veloped. John Todd, recently of Spokane, but
with an acquaintance so extensive that he
Is at home anywhere within a thousand
miles of the Pacific coast, has decided to
cast his lot In the Sumpter fields, to en 1 1
gage In the business of handling mines
and mining properties. John has his own
style and manner of reaching and placing
before an Investor any propositions of(
this nature and has come into the right
field, for his own and others success.
Joseph Mikel, the well known mining
man of this district, returned Sunday1,
from a trip of two weeks through the
East, where he went on business. Mr.'
Mlkel reports much enquiry concerning
this district, which is now being brought
to their attention through the press, and
many new people can be expected from
various places back there soon.
Specialties of Chicken Dinners, i
Mrs. E. E. Britten, a resident of Sump
ter in Its early days, has returned here
and leased the property on the corner of
Center and Sumpter streets, where she
has made some additions and remodeled
it Into a neat and cozy dining room,
which was opened Monday evening with
a genuine home cooked chicken dinner.
This will be a specialty of the new place
hereafter and be appreciated by many.
Mrs. Britten will receive regular boarders
at five dollars per week and serve single
meals nt twenty-five cents.
Here to Turn Another Trick.
R. C. Heywood, one of the extensive
mine owners and operators of Colorado,
arrived In Sumpter Sunday, and was
taken in tow by Judge Stott. Mr. Hey
wood recently sold the Bald Mountain to
a syndicate of Michigan capitalists and is
here, presumably, to turn another trick.
He is one of the successful mining men of
the West that is the variety which
Sumpter Is attracting these autumn days.
C Y. Burr Get the Buchc Contract. ,
The Basche Hardware Company
let the contract Saturday to C. V.
Burr for the brick work on Its new build
lug, which will be 15x100 feet, two sto
ries high. The contract for the wood work
of the Interior has not yet been awarded.
The building, when finished, will cost
about f6,ooo. Contractor Burr put .1
force of men to work on excavation for
the foundation Monday morning.
Messrs Potter & Montague will open
their new saloon, the Miner's Exchange,
this evening, with a fine lunch of roast
chicken and other delicacies and extend a
cordial invitation to the public to call and
inspect their place of business, diagonally
across from Johns & Co.
Nlcols brothers, the dancing masters of
Baker City, with their full orchestra, will
given dance at Ellis opera house hall,
Friday evening, October I).
The Sumpter Lumber company has a
stock of fir flooring and rustic; also a full
line of paints, oils, glass and building
Wanted Pleasant furnished room, close
In, by a man. Apply at this office.
Stock certificates at THE MINER office.
: Crockery, Glassware, Tobac- ,
'' ,f cb, Cigars, Oranges, Candy
and Nuts. Everything carried
in a first-class grocery store
SUMPTER GROCERY COMPANY
ELLIS BLOCK, SUMPTER, OREGON.
j j NOT MADE BY A TRUST j
SMOKE "MASTIFF" PLUG CUT
J..B. PACE TOBACCO CO. Richmond, Va.
GRANT THORNBURG, PROPRIETOR.
The best hotel building in the Mining District.
Table nlways first-class. Rooms large and well furnished.
FIrit-class bar and billiard room In connection. Reliable inform
ation and guides furnished to mining men.
NION BARGAIN STORE
THE PLACE FOR BARGAINS
J J Ladies' and Gents' Furnishings and Novelties. J J
Opposite Sloan 8e McEwen's Stable SUMPTER, OREGON
COMPOUNDED . . .
O. W. TAI'I!, M. I).
C. M. I'HAKSV, M, D.
DRS. TAPE & PEARCE,
Pkjrililm tf lirgMM.
Trlrphont Main .
We will locate or examine
claims anywhere in Sumpt
er mining district for strang
ers. Have had jo years ex
perience. Prices reason
Baker & Wilson,
A. HILUIER & CO.
- TOILET ARTICLES, STATIONERY, OPTICAL GOODS -3
g: SCHOOL BOOKS AND SUPPLIES.
P. D. HEALY
REPAIRING DONE AT SHORT
Agency for Green-Wheeler Shoes