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About The Sumpter miner. (Sumpter, Or.) 1899-1905 | View Entire Issue (Dec. 20, 1899)
THE SUMPTER MINER.
SUMPTER, OREGON, DECEMBER 20, 1899.
DIADEM DEAL CLOSED.
LAST PAYMENT WILL BE MADE
Purchase Price 540,000 Rapid Develop
ment Since New Owners Took Charge
In Fifty Feet and Little Powder Used
Soft, Decomposed Rock all the Way
Thirty-Six Inches of Ore, Carrying $165
in Gold, Some Silver, Lead and Copper.
J. K. Pardee and his associates will
today make the final payment on the Dia
dem group of mines, and the deeds trans
ferring the property will be signed, sealed
and delivered. The purchase price Is re
ported to be $40,000.
Development work on the Diadem,
which was only commenced a few weeks
since, as mentioned in Till: MINER, has
been rapidly prosecuted, until at this time
the main shaft has reached a depth of 50
feet and has 36 Inches of ore on the foot
wall, no hanging wall being In sight as
yet. This rapid work can be accounted
for from the fact that but little powder has
had to be used thus far, the miners work
ing in soft, decomposed vein matter, easily
gone through with pick and shovel.
The latest values from the ore by assay
gives twenty-live ounces of silver, J165.56
In gold, 15 per cent lead and 5 percent
J. T. Pardee, son of J. K. Pardee, Is
superintending the work. Articles of In
corporation were filed yesterday by
Charles S. Warren, J. K. and Joseph T.
Pardee. The amount of the capitalization
Is $1,000,000, with shares at par value of
? 1 each, full paid and non-assessable.
This capitalization requires an amount In
revenue stamps more than equal to the
cost of some of the mineral claims in
other districts not a thousand miles from
Sumpter, upon which corporations have
been formed with the usual one million
At a meeting of the stock holders of the
company this week, Charles S. Warren,
J. K.'nnd J. T. Pardee were elected trus
tees to serve until the next annual elec
tion, the first Thursday in October, 1000.
Tile trustees then elected the following
efficers: Charles S. Warren, president;
J. K. Pardee, vice president and general
manager; J. T. Pardee, treasurer; John
M. Murphey, secretary.
CONCORD FINANCIALLY STRONG
Rich Property Will Be Developed by Men
With Ample Means.
A new company was formed on the
fifth of this month, under the name of
the Concord Gold Mining company, with
J. H. Robblns, president of the First Rank
of Sumpter; J. A. Howard, a prominent
real estate and grain commission man of
Pendleton; W. W. Robblns and C. C.
Robblns, as the incorporators, with offices
at Sumpter, to work the Concord group.
This property consists of the Concord
claim, Blaine, Hellen, Merrimac and Hob
son fractions, nearly all of which direccly
adjoin the properties of the Red Hoy com
pany on Red Roy mountain, the apex of
which Is In the center of the Concord
claim. An outcrop on the latter shows a
vein 40 to 100 feet wide, the dip of which
Is toward the Blaine, one of the Red Roy
The main ledge can be easily traced
from the May Queen and Blaine on to the
Concord and Hellen, and as the former
properties are too well known to need
mention, It Is more than reasonable to
suppose that with necessary development
such as these men have the means and in
clination to prosecute, the Concord can be
mide as valuable as any surrounding it.
From a piece of float found on the prop
erty nearly $200 in free gold was pounded
out, and a small specimen shown THH
MINER man was literally alive with the
yellow metal. The Concord is the same
group that one or two other papers have
been trying to call the Ajax.
Sumpter Well Represented.
The O. R. Si N., with Its customary
enterprise, Is setting up a mineral exhibit
that will doubtless attract attention from
all visitors, as well as Portlanders, who
have out a faint conception of the mineral
wealth of this state. This exhibit will be
given up exclusively to the mineral re
sources of Oregon, and will contain ore
from all of the famous mines in eastern
and southern Oregon. The Sumpter and
Granite districts of eastern Oregon will
be especially well represented The ex
hibit is being set up In the office of the
city passenger department, on the corner
of Third and Washington streets, under
the personal direction and supervision of
City Ticket and Passenger Agent V. A.
Schilling. Portland Telegram.
Rich Strike in the Mammoth.
A reliable mining man who recently
visited the Mammoth mine, Cracker creek
district, stated yesterday to a Democrat
represent ltlve that the people on the
Mammoth have just struck a rich body of
ore in the mine's shaft, near the 200-foot
level. A most reasonable color is given
to the richness of this strike from the fact
that the Mammoth years ago had taken
from its shaft about 100,000, and has
everslnce shown Itself to be a property of
reliability. Raker City Democrat.
Many Coming From the Black Hills.
Mr. McRrlde, a mining man of long ex
perience, arrived in town yesterday from
the Rlack Hills, South Dakota. He says
th.it all through that section of the coun
try, Including eastern Wyoming, the
Sumpter mining district is the chief topic
of conversation among mining men and
that there will be a large Immigration
here from there next spring.
The Methodist and Presbyterian Sun
day schools have arranged a union ser
vice to be given at the church for the cus
tomary observation of Christmas. An
appropriate program for the children
has been arranged, and your presence is
invited to help make glad the hearts of
the children, as Christmas associations
used to bring good cheer to yourselves.
It Is intended by the committee that each
child shall receive a gift, and also advised
that those giving gifts to their friends
upon the above occasion, have their par
cels properly addressed and that they re
frain from placing large or easily broken
gifts to the care of the committee. While
due caution will be exercised In the care of
gifts In their charge, the committee will In
no way be responsible for gifts lost by
being carelessly addressed or broken for
want of extraordinary care. At the
church, Saturday night, December 23;
promptly at 7:30 o'clock.
A. H. WEAVER.
New Stage Line
Cornwell & Sullivan, of the Sumpter
Feed, Livery and Freight stables, have
put on a new stage line to the Bunker
H'lland Ibex mines. See regular time
schedule In next issue of THE MINER.
FINAL PAYMENT MADE,:,rRe cMaMlshment, "re old ami exper
ienced men In the business, having come
SUMPTER TOWNS1TE COMPANY
DISCOUNTS ITS NOTES.
Deeds Taken Out of Escrow Amount In
volved $100,000 Canadian and English
Capitalists Among the Stock Holders
No Stock for Sale-$200 a Share Refused
Aggregate Sales Amount to Over $50,-1
The Sumpter Townslte company, lim
ited, has made final payments on the
property bought in and around Sumpter.
These payments were not due until next
May, but the company having plenty of
idle money, preferred to discount its notes
for a small amount and pay now. The
deeds have been taken out of escrow, and
W. C. Calder, to whom they were origi
nally made, will transfer the property to
the company in a few days. Till: MINER
Is creditably informed that the amount of ,
money Involved in this deal Is in reality
about $100,000, aid that the revenue
stamps on the deed demonstrate the truth
of this statement. There has been much
speculation here on this point.
The company now has a force of clerks
at .vork making out deeds and contracts
for property sold, the aggregate value of
which is something over $50,000.
THE MINER has already published the
details regarding the change of name from
the Sumpter Townslte syndicate to the
Sumpter Townslte company, limited, too,
000 shares at $100 each. There is none of
this stock for sale. It Is held largely by
Canadian and London capitalists, men in
close touch with the great financiers of the
earth. An officer of the company Is au
thority for the statement that an offer of
$200 a share for a large block of this stock
has been refused.
General Charles S. Warren Is presi
dent of the company, and to his broad
guage policy, shrewd manipulation and
business acumen Is largely due the un
qualified success of the enterprise. W.
C. Caluer remains as secretary and treas
urer. The Idea of the proposition origi
nated with him, and through his untiring
efforts and patience It was finally
launched, after months of contention with
snags and obstacles and reverses. Tom
C. Gray Is vice president and auditor.
He represents the alien stock holders and
will devote his undivided attention and
business abilities to the welfare of the
Heretofore no effort has been made to
push the sale of lots, the energies of the
men at the head of the enterprise having
been employed principally in the direction
of advertising the country, enlightening
the world as to the mineral wealth of the
district, and Sumpter's commanding posi
tion relative thereto all this for the gen
The Sumpter Forwarding company's
warehouses, the main building of which
is 120x30 feet, with a 1 2-foot platform on
the four sides, Is completed and will be
ready for business Saturday. The object
of this new company is principally to do a
storage business, for the accommodation
of the heavy shipments of goods going to
the mining districts tributary to Sumpter
and the John Day country beyond, as
well as to deal in hay, grain and feed
stuffs, of which they have large consign
mdnts now en route. W. M. Sterling
and R. W. Frame, the proprietors of this
here from Huntington, where the latter
has conducted the O. C. Co.'s warehouse
business for years.
Rent Doubled in a Month.
W. Mayer has sub-let the store room
on the corner of Sumpter and Center
streets, which he has occupied only a few
weeks, to Charles Melqulst and Joseph
Walker, of l.a Grande, who will put lit
there a saloon, which, It Is said, will be
one of the most elegantly equipped In
eastern Oregon. Mr. Mayer leased this
building about a month ago for one year
at $50 a month. For the remaining eleven
months of his lease he receives $100 a
month. And that Is the way rents are
rising In this region.
New Year Night Ball.
A grand holiday ball will be given New
Year night at the opera house, under the
auspices of the mayor and common coun
cil and direction of the present lire chief,
J. F. Shelton, for the benefit of the new
lire department, the organization of which
u III immediately follow the dance. Chief
Shelton will select the committees for the
dance, the list of which will appear in
next week's MINER.
Buying Furniture In Carload Lots.
H. A. Case, president of the Case
l.oouey company, Incorporated, Is In
Portland placing necessary orders to keep
their furniture, carpet and house outfitting
establishment in line to supply the heavy
demand made upon them. Parlor and
bedroom sets, kitchen ;tnd hall furniture,
carpets, etc., will begin to arrive at once
In carload lots, to replace the Inroad made
on their store and warerooms recently.
Among the many appropriate articles
for holiday gifts from our stock we men
tion men's and hoys' mufflers and scarfs,
fur-lined gloves and mittens, warm over
coats, arctic shoe's, etc. Ladles' woolen
skirts, night dresses, dress patterns, beau
tiful pattern lace curtains, kid gloves, etc.
W. c. Calder,
Proprietor the Red Front.
Position by an experienced assayer, mill
and cyanide man of twenty years practi
cal experience In mining, milling and as
saying. Have made a specialty of work
ing tests of ores by any practical process.
Have complete assay outfit. Address
Assayer, care Sumpter Miner.
Professor C. U. H.ilght will receive a
lew pupils, either single or In class, for a
course of instruction on the piano or organ;
also in telegraphy, (inquire corner Ho
uaua and Clifford streets.
I have a few choice selections In em
broidered center pieces, pillow covers,
dollies, etc. Mrs. Marsh, adjoining Drs.
I ape St Pearce's ollice.
"Miner" Office Moved.
THE SUMPTER MINER has moved from
the west end of Granite street to the cor
ner of Granite and Mill.
Sideboards and dining room furniture
at the Case, Looney Co., incorporated,
opera house block.
All kinds of handkerchiefs for Christ
mas at Johns Co.
Sleighs, cutters and bodsleds at Johns