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I74r T5 Ji t, m H - -PCT '1 ' ,-.-,,.- .j -M &TkgAs3tt ,. ,.iAJA . r --VUTf - - -1 - iyrs-ir . VOL VI. . HtfBT' SUMPTER, OREGON; MARCH 29, uV NO. i BROKE IN AND OUT OF JOURNALISM Unless muujory is nt fault, tbo story is told iu Sut Loviugood of tbe Georgia cracker, who, returning borne from towu druuk, stopped ou tbe roadside, uubltabed hia yoke of oxen, lay dowu Id bis wagon aud went to sleep. On awaking uext morning, bia mlud util 1 not clear, tbe aattle bavlug wandered off, be soliloquized somewhat iu this -fashion : t "Well, I'll be d d! If I am Long John Joom, I've lost tbe beat yoke of steers in Lumpkin oounty; fca -,-' I've found a wagon." It la related that a mining stock Napoleon of Sumpter had a similar mental experience iu Baker City one day last week. He had gone down for a touch of high life, aa la ex emplified in tne couuty seat; bad put where it would do tbe most barm large quantities of tbe stuff that made Carrie Nation famous, aud while uuder its exbileratitig luflueooe tbe color sobeme uf bis fanoy was all a. gorgeous roseate hue. tie is never averse to talking of himself, bia huge stock transaction, tbe tremeu duous enterprise ne la about to finance; tbe futurity feature of which reeetublea his promised dividends. In fact, if tbe truth must be told, even when beastly sober hie estimate of, himself is ou.tbe other side of, par; but when uuder the iufluence uf bia favorite brand, he brags like a Obeyeune buok. While thus dis coursing of himself and hie business, ha waa challenged for a trade, ac cepted tbe proposition iu as non chalant a manner aa if be were merely calling for auother round, and in the course of the early morning hours, waa atauwu to his room at the (falser. Along towards uoon, he awoke, ad. Ilka tbe Georgia cracker, bis brain box waa a trifle clogged. Of course, the button was pressed for tbe bell boy. He yearned for ooeans uf loe water, bottles of three star Hennesey and cases of soda. In going through his pockets to find a tip for the bell bop, he discovered a receipt for a partial payment on hie purohaee of tbe nigbt before, and a corresponding shortage iu bia roll. Then there dawned upon his mind a faint remembrance of tbe transac tion, and be, too, soliloquized, about as follews: "If I am all of, tbe whole chase, IT, that Is to aay, Nell J. Sorensen A Co., thou I am shy a bunch of long green, of proportions sufficient to choke a Jersey bull; if I am some other Unauoier, why, I am tbe owuor of a uowapaper, to-wlt, tbe Raker Olty Herald, daily except Sunday aud weekly, with the largest circula tion iu eastern Oregou, except that of my own uaturo given, eelf-cooklng mouth." He at first started in to make good; tbe trausfer was aunounoed In black face type at the top of tbe editorial colnma; but an all night knock-down and drag-oat aonfcceaaa with a brother journalist, so tbe atory oee, convinced him that be didn't need a newspaper in bia bulsness in Baker City so be repuditated tbe bargain, forfeited the mouey paid aud hiked for tbe fai east, where lies his prolt tanle mlniug operations Of course, there are mauy details connected with tble particular and peculiar lucldent Iu the career of tbe above-desarlned mining stoak Napo lion; but these details some of which are but little abort of sensa tional were given to tbe writer hereof in strlotett confideuoe; while tbe bald outline given la a matter of ocmmou knowledge. Travelers from Baker City give highly colored accounts of tbe transaction, 'with great gusto. Passing mentiun Is made by tbeee relators or werdy wars wltb bank cashiers, whereby a snug chunk of easy money waa lost to tbe Napoleon through the refusal of the aforesaid bank cashier to stand idly by aud permit an oldtlme friend to be hornswoggled out of a wad of long green. Brief, but at the same time pointed, meution la also made of overdrawn bank aocouuts, of tbe ar rival of life-iavlog remittances at tbe eleventh hour, aud of a tottering fluauaial structure saved by merely a hair. All these details aforemen tioned, are glveu by gossips, and while It might be easy enough to verify their accuracy and truth, tbey possess such trifling importance affecting tbe purpose of bis recital that their verification were a waste of time. Tbe story of tbe anolent aud honor able oraft (not graft) of mine pro motion In eastern Oregou contains a glittering example of very nearly a parallel case to the one bare cited. It will be temembered that this his torical figure, not content with gathering tbe golden she vet from the fallow eaHtern investment fields, undertook to, break Into journalism. Ills purchase of a vehicle with which to indulge a furor icrlbeudi was also mado on the apur of tbe moment. He huug with it for neatly four years, but lauded ultimately in jail a faut nut directly traceable to hie possosHiou of a uowspapur, but iu Hpite of it. History, aiuou tbo makiug uf it ho gau in tbe singing of moruiug stars of oreatlou, has habituated Itself to tbe practice of ropoatlng. Thero la uo unwisdom iu tbo supposition that In 'ho case at bar, bad not our modern Georgia cracker let go wheu be did, there would have been auother pago of lialliettish history to write regard ing these gold fields. Aa things have turned out, there Iu some room fur congratulation. So far as The Miner baa been able to discover, tbe public, either at Baker City or Sumpter, tuuurua not the fact that the mining Napo leou has decided to forego journal ism. Maybape tbla la explained by the fact that 1 gran dolorl aono eaatl, walea, being traaalated Into the vulgate, aieaus that no one has any kick coming. Suit Against Albert Gelser. Aoording to the Baker City Demo crat, suit has beon instituted iu tbe circuit court there against Albert Gelser, lessee of the Bonanza mine, tbe plaintiff being a gentleman by the name of McDonald, a big official In tbe judicial department of tbe pro vincial government of British Colum bia. The Milt Is for collection uf a 8100 fine, Imposed by tbe courts of British Columbia against Mr. Gelear three years ago, for bringing nlleu labor into the province. It all bap pened wheu Gelser went to tbe aa slstauoe of his ole frieud, (tola Kad ish, of Baker City, who, at that time, was geueral manager of tbe Le Kol mine aud Nortbport smelter. His men struck, and both mine and smelter were shut down. Gelser rearulted a orew of miners aud smeltermen from eastern Oregon, aud broke tbe strike. He la quoted by tbe Democrat as saying that be paid tbe fine at tbe time of Its) imposition, and tuat somebody has slipped a oog if tbe money failed to Maoh tbe right place. Ex- Consul Buys Mines. P. R. Blockberger, who recently purchased a tweutletb luterest Iu tbe Mayflower group of mines In the Sumpter district, wai United States cousul at Rosslaod, British Colum bia, iu 1800. He acquired tbe May flower iuterst tb orber day through purchase from M. U. Gartner, for $300. Gartner aq'ulred hla interest through purchase from L. V. Swig gett, tbe Sumpter mining man, who is geueral manager of tbe GoJdeu Chariot. MORNING NOT SOLD On appllation of the owners of thtf murnlug mine, Federal Judge Belliu ger, iu Portland iHet Friday, issued h restraining order to prevent the ttale of the proporty, uuder executlou, at Canyou City. The owners have also asked that a receiver be appointed for tbe company. The restraining order holds until April 21 ; when the case will 'be heard uu Ita merits, and It will tfcan be de cided whether or not the .application for the appointment of , a reoiever will be granted. The pilnolpal creditor who ware, forolug the sale are Clark' Sayda aad P. Baaohe. The property nap te have bean sold Saturday, under their exe cution, bat wat stepped: by wired In structions from the Federal court. Fred Foncaiua waa there to bid It iu for the creditors. Mr. Ames, one of the uwnera, offered some daya since, to pay all uf the creditors a portion of the mouey due them, if they f ould give him time on tbe balanoe, but Clark Snydu refused to accept this prop osition, insisting on the sale; so the application to bava ' the com pany placed In the haudt of a re ceiver waa the only course left open to lave the waorlflae of this valuable mine for a small fraction of ita worth. Uulese some compromise la reaebed, months will be required, to straighten out the lagal,oomplloatMU. Colonel' ' Kafsseti Callahan, of Baker City, panted through town on tbe atteruoon train from Canyon City, where be went to bid ou tbe Moruiug fur eastern clients, had tba sale not been atopped. Ha represents uo judgments or other Ileus, but wished to buy the property outright. He Mys there la a question aa to tbe time which the law paraslta for re demption uader execution aala; thai In hla judgment It la sixty daya for unpatented ground aud one year If patented. A heavy Mow uf surfaea water haa been reoeutly euoountered in tbe Black Jack mine, near Mrtuite, oper ated by the Kllleu, Warner, Stewart company, aud work is interfered with. 2mm Superlutendeat Heath;1 of 4th Staudard mine, report to the home office of tan Kllleu, Warner, Stewait company, that everything is in readi ness for tbe aleetrio drills, which have been ordered, aud which are expected to arrive this week for immediate Installation. i-i . f-.