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COMPRESSOR FOR Specifications Are Being Made And Machin ery to be Ordered at Once. Albert Celser and HHrry Hoiidryx, of the Uoieer-llendryx Investment compHiiy. returned this rooming from Portland Hiid the former from south ern Oregon points also. They are buoy today getting out specllloatlous for the compressor plant to be Installed at the Midway. It will lie a six-drill plant, and the order is to be be placed at once with the Ingersoll-Seargaut poplo. The company expects the inachluery here as ttoou n the ronds are In couditiou for itb trausforreuco to tbo property. In tho meantime it Is boliiK over hauled, and things gotten In shape for extensive operations. Wood con tracts have been let, preparations arc beiiiK made to start the sawmill and a new water ditch Is being carried around from Swlll.llollow to furnish the boilers spring watei. Instead of using that from tho mlue In regard to tho Oregon King deal, in the Ashland district, tho Ilrtn states that reports regarding its having beeu closed are premature. Nego tiations are not closed and will probably not be for some thirty days. SURPRISED AT SUMPTtRS SIZE r. 11. Hauo, of Hurley, Wisconsin, proprietor of The Montreal Itiver Miner, and interested iu several other Wisconsin aud Michigan publications, was here between trains today. Mr. lluud has been visitiug Seattle and other coast cities. Ho is luteiested In tho California aud while west thought he would stop here aud visit the property, but on learulug that Manager Hellmau is iu Minneapolis, aud that the mine aud mill are not to start up till his return, concluded to leave withe ut making tbo visit. Mr. Hand, who is iu the iron dsitrict, does not give a very favor-J able repoit of tho situation. Ho SUMPTER, OREGON, MAY 18, 1904 PLANT THE MIDWAY as there are some minor details yet to settle, though it is entirely proh nble that tbo company will take over tbo property. Mi. Celser, with Angus McQueen and ClarK Tabor, of Portland, was at Ulenriale looking at a property there with a view to taking it over, though no conclusions have been reached. The reference to Mr. (Jelser's full ing heatlli. duo to the high altitude and snowy wiutors of Sumpter, made by tbo Ulendalo News, and tho pos sibility of his chiitiglng his residence to that point, has caused his friends here groat uueasiueis. Since tho matter came up, it Is recalled that ho is becoming tblu and emaciated, very closely approaching the con sumptive state. Ills friends are won dering why they had not noticed the marked chaugo before. Out Mr. (ielser denies tho report about his removal. Ho even says he Is thriving on Sumpter climate, mid avers that he bus no symptoms of consumption, but his thin form bears adverse testimony, aud the gratest fears are entertained. says that tho oro output of tho Iron mines In Michigan aud Wisconsin will bo cut down fifty per cent this year, on account ot tho overproduc tion. He was greatly surprise to Hud Sumpter such a thriving aud prosper ous town. "You have a beautiful location for a big place here, aud are making a bravo stait toward Its build ing. I thought Sumper much smaller tbau It is". Al Gclser on Another Deal. The following from the (Jleiidale News is of local interest, all of the men mentioned beiug well known here: Angus McQueen and Clark Taber, the well known Portland min ing men, accompanied by Albert Oeiser, tho most promiuent mlue owner iu eastern Oregon, arrived here Motuliiy hikI next day proceeded out I to the (iold Hug mine, llftoou ml lew J southwest of (ilendale.on which prop erty they recently took h linnd, mid hi which 11 fabulously rich strike was , made thlH week of oro t hut will run J thousands of ilollurH to tlio ton. It I it) the intention of these mining mag nates to make thu (.Sold Hug one ot I the greatest mines In tho West within Jh short time and they have thn on leigy and ciipitHl with which to do It. Mr. (ielser informed iih Hint owing to tho high altitude mid sovro winters in tho Sumpter district, whluli is In jurioiiH to his health, ho nuty con clude to transfer IiIh operations eiitlroly to tho (ilondalo dtiltrlot. WHEELING PEOPLE WILL VISIT SUMPTER ). Schmidt, or lirldgeport, Ohio, just across thu river from Wheeling, West Virginia, arrived this morning to look over tho situation with n view to investment and location. Mr. Schmidt says that a parly of tweuty-Uvo or thirty capitalists from Wheeling, interested in tho Citizens (Sulil Mining company, and othors will leave there Monday for Sumpter. Ho at tlrst thought bo would wait ami come with the party, but unit. was tho Intention to come by St. Louis and take in tho fair, ho. concluded to come 011 through by himself. The party will probably arrive hero about .June, 1. Mr. Schmidt says the Wheeling capitalists intend remain ing in tho distiict for some time looking after their investments al ready made, and to make others. Charles h. Chance took Mr. Schmidt up tho Cracker Cieek way this afternoon to have u look at the mines there. WILL START WORK ON TMt LA GLEDE W. J. Curtis, of A I ban v, New York, 0110 of tho owners of tho I. a Clede on North Powder, was here today be- I tweeu trains, settling up some bus iness matters preparatory to leaving foi his pioperly, with a view to re suming operations. The La Clede Is n coper rirnporty (of much merit, It Is understood, and Mr. Curtis is here to perfect ar- ' raugeiiieiits toward its further de velopment. Work at Monumental. C. .1. Allen, 0110 of the owners of the Monumental, returned from ' tliu mini, llilu tuririil 111. mill Iftft fin llin afternoon train for Portland. Mr. Allen has a force of men at work, and will carry 011 opeiatlous steadily. Ho will bo back in about two weeks to glvo the work his perKinal attention. NO. 37 BONTA HAS BIG PLANS PEREECTED The linker City Herald of last evening published the, ,, following letter I nun Major ,1. W. llonta, dated at Philadelphia. May H:' "I have had a large job on my hands In moving the enterprise for Oregon , but have succeeded remark ably well, and will bo with you In tho very near future. The full extent of my undertaking I have uot divulged to parties iu Oiegou, for the reason that 1 could not tell how capitalists in the east would view it. Hut now I shall bo prepared to glvo to you on my in rival a full text, as I now have the full endorsement of capitalists in Now York and llnstou. I think that you may safely assure the doubting element In Oregon that tho people of the east begin to comprehend tho virtue of railroad building from linker City southwest, ami will an swer tho prayers of those beyond our present snuliteru terminus. W shall tako the initial step Imme diately upon my arrrval. " The aovo letter was received this morning by tbo livening llerall from Major Douta, who Is the promoter of the electric railway from laker Cl'y to the Oregon Wonder and other mliiuH near Prairie City, whose Inten tion It evidently Is to exetud the lino ultimately through 'sontii)iislerti' and south central Oregon, to a junction with some trausoniitluoutaj Hue in California or Nevada. In Major llouta's letter almost positive assiiriiuce is given that tho big project has been successfully llnaneed. It will bo remembcicd that a few weeks ago live million dollars worth of bonds were issued by tho II. C. ,fc O. W. .V L company, which were secured by a' tlrst mortgage on all the property of the company, which Included scores of mining claims Indraut count v, together with all the railway franchises. Then) bonds weio underwritten liy tlio North American Trust company, of New York, one of the biggest ifniiuolal institution on the Atlantic const. Hlnce that lime Major lldiln Ihih been hunting for a maiket for tho bonds. Judging from his letter aliore. ho hsa at last been success! u I, This Ih without doubt one of tho most important enterprises as effect ing the commercial upbuilding of linker City and all tho Inland Hmplre that has ever been inaugurated on in Knsteru Oitgou. The construction of this line will bring a tremendous trade to the doors of local merchants aud would give a sudden and un paralleled Impetus to tho develop ment of uot only tin mineral re sources of the cooliy traversed by the road, but also of all the varied Industries in (iraut, Malheur and Harney counties, which are yet iu their infancy, but which a I rem y yield millions nl dollars annually.