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THE SUMPTER MINER.
SUMPTER, OREGON, FEBRUARY 28, 1900.
FIRST LEDGE OF THE STORM
In Eight Feet of Ore and No Walls Yt
in Sight.-Rock Carries $150 Values in
Gold. Two Other Ledges Beyond Will
Be Cut By Tunnel. Another Promis
ing Property Two Miles From Town,
on Cracker Creek Road. Many Strikes
in the Immediate Vicinity of Sumpter.
Alauager Atark E. Gallimore, of the
Sumpter Free UiIJ Alining company,
which is operating the Storm King group,
three miles northwest ol town, reports
that Sunday night the first ledge was
tapped in the tunnel, 250 feet from its
mouth and at a djpth of S3 feet. Assays
give 5150 in gold. Monday night the
miners had driven eight feet Into the ore,
with no wall then in sight.
The Intention of the company is to con
tinue driving the tunnel, without drifting,
as two other ledge lie beyond, one at a
depth of about 100 feet and the other 250
Judge li. C. Stetfen and others liavc
secured several claims two miles Irom
town on the Cracker creek rotd, knu,vii
as the Haitimorc group, on which they
have been prospecting lecently with ap
parent t good results. It is claimed that a
well defined ledge of good quart, has been
uncovereJ, carrying gold and silver, the
widtli of which is eight to ten feet be
tween walls, Both tile Bourne and Gran
ite roads for several miles are becoming
the scene of busy mining camps and will
present a lively appearance to travelers
Every day strikes of more or less im
portance in tile immediate vicinity of
Sumpter are being reported. Until six or
eight months ago little or no prospecting
was done In the surrounding hills. It is
tile traditional custom of prospectors to
hover around proven properties; to seek
to get something (for sale) on the same
ledge witli some well known mine, and
so, for years they have been delving in
the vicinity of the Golconda, the Bo
nanza, the Ned Hoy and other localities
where ricli ore deposits had been uncov
ered, neglecting equally as rich but un
touched districts. Now, however, it is a
sure thing that the near by hills will be
searched and forced to give up their hid
Ibex Reverts to Original Owners.
The Ibex mine has reverteJ to the orig
inal owners, who are only too pleased to
have tills opporturity to regain control of
one of the richest mines in the country.
It is not likely anyone will again have a
chance at the Ibex for a sum short of
seven figures, the owners knowing well
what they have at present and what it Is
reasonable to expect in future. Work
has never stopped tor an hour and u ill
now be pushed harder than ever, with S.
Chapman at the helm, though A. L. Mo
Ewen will be associated with him. Larger
pumps will be at ence added and a mill
erected an an early day.
Braun Homestead Contest Case.
Register Bartlett, of the La Grande land
office, was hi Sumpter for a few hours
Monday, returning home on the 12:45
train,, .rje came upto look, after the Brau.n
I homestead contest case. Attorney C. E.
I Roblin was appointed to take the test!
I mony. The land Involved Is near town,
1 J. V. Braun seeking to prove up on it as
1 a homestead, while R. C. Bishop, J. A.
j Harvey and John Keetscli are contesting
this proof as mineral land claimants. The
I case has been in progress for two days,
, and will probably not be finished before
I tomorrow, when the testimony will be
1 forwarded to the United States land oltice
1 Noted Mining Expert Here.
I Dr. Alnnmilllau Schumann, a noted
mining expert of vast experience, is en
gaged in making a thorough Investigation
jof tlie mineral districts tributary to Sump-
ter, for tlie benefit of outside capitalists,
I whom he declines to name. He has re
'cently returned Irom a stay in Al
jaska, on the same mission that brings
, him here, but says that from what he has
I thus far seen of this mineral district, it
' eclipses any other he has ever visited or
' known. Dr. Schumann promises to give
ills Ideas for publication when he lias
more hilly gone over the ground.
Buying Diadem Stock by Wire.
I General Warren has received telegraph
; ic orders during the past few days for
1 100,000 shares of Diadem stock. Yester
.day Waltsburg, Washington, parties
1 wired for 50,000 shares. Some days since
the General olfered to give a gentleman
1 from that town S100 if he could lind a
. piece ol rock in a lot of about 200 pounds
1 that would carry less than fioo in gold.
' He picked his specimen and had the as
jsay made out of town, but didn't get an
I opportunity to see the color of General
' Warren's hundred hence this large order
I from Waitsburg.
Machinery For the Bald Mountain.
H. S. McCalluin, president of the Haid
Mountain Mining company, reached
Sumpter yesterday from Boston, where he
went to finance the affairs of his company.
He reports having met with gratifying
success Willie east he bought motive
power, and hoisting and pumping machin
ery for tlie mine, which is expected to
reach here today. It wiil be transported
to tlie property at once and installed with
out delay. The Bald Mountain adjoins
Another Big Gold Strike.
Evidently another Red Boy has been
discovered, bam Wilson, who a few
mouths ago was staked by Idaho parties,
uas opeueu up a new wnuuer one nine
this side of the Red Boy mine. A 100
foot tunnel followed a water course Into
the slate. The whole breast of the tun
nel is in ore that runs from X7 to J78 In
gold per too. No cross cutting has been
j done, but the ore is there and hi sight.
Accident at the Golconda.
u. a. Mnsey, a resident 01 bumpier, a
j man well advanced in years, while cm
j ployed in framing shaft timbers at the
Golconda mine, was struck Monday by a
falling ad 011 the back of the head, which
I cut soveral arteries. Dr. I'e.irce was
called just in time to save the man from
bleeding to death. Mr. Kinsey is thought
to be out of danger now.
Demand For Buck Gulch Mine.
1 George C. Cunningham, night clerk at
the Capital hotel, who with others re
cently located three claims in Bucli gulch,
near the scene of tlie late strike on the Co
operative company's property, has given
a f 5000 bond on his holdings to A. VVal
ker, secretary-treasurer of the Co-Operative
Gold Mining company.
Boys' and girls' school shoes that will
wear well and are neat and dressy. Hob
sort Mercantile Co,
RICH COPPER STRIKE.
Four Miles Away and Looks
Like a Bonanza.
' According to all reports, Sumpter is to
enter the field as a cooper producer, as
well as a part of the greatest gold belt 011
the face of the earth.
The incorporation of the Co-Operative
Gold Alining company a lew davs ago did
not create anv particular comment, as the
organization of new mining companies is
now an almost daily occurence In Sump
ter ; but since this new company has
! taken up a group ol seven claims near the
j Granite road, about tour miles Irom town,
laud commenced work upon them, witli
tlie result that from the very grass toots
there has been found w hat reliable assay
ers say is the making of a big copper
mine, there has been created more talk
and wonder than perhaps over any other
new "find" in the recent history of the
camp. This, because, if there are really
good copper s'alues hi our ores, added to
, those In gold ami silver, which have al
ready been proven, then the supremacy of
! the Sumpter district over all others Is es
tablished. I he present claims of the pro
moters of this new company at this time
are about as lollews:
They have at a depth of 22 leet a shall,
in tlie bottom ol which assays now run 18
per cent copper, 1.01 in silver, and 45
1 cents in gold, and an average lot of sain
I pies taken Irom eight feet across the vein
gave J)5 In tlie three metals.
A force of fourteen men Is employed,
, surveying the claims for a patent, putting
up buildings, cutting road' and sinking,
I by which latter method the property Is to
be developed, (hough it Is said 175 feel of
depth can be obtained by means of a tun
. uel, which will be driven on the vein, if
'water becomes troublesome when the loo
foot level Is reached.
' It is claimed that sixteen sacks of picked
ore per day can be taken from the grass
roots, and that by the end of next week a
carload will be ready for shipment to tlie
1 The ore Is a copper carbonate, with
bromide of silver, and so closely resembles
Iron that 110 one had thought to assay it
for copper. As soon as the buildings are
completed, or about the end of this week,
three eight-hour shifts will be employed
on the property, and room made for a
larger force of miners as rapidly as possi
ble. B. T. Hickman, who has had fourteen
years experience hi the copper mines of
Montana, has been engaged as superin
tendent, and will aid the new company in
making what it hopes to be some day one
of the big mines of the district. Mr.
Hickman Is very enthusiastic, and says
that It is the best copper showing at this
stage he has ever seen.
The directors of the Co-Operatlve com
pany are nearly all local men, engaged In
business in Sumpter. A. P. Goss Is pres
ident; C. J. Johns, vice-president; A.
Walker, secretary and treasurer, while A.
E. Dagnnv and Thomas Kllpatrick com
plete tlie list on the board. Offices have
been engaged over the Hobson Mercantile
company store, in the Bel view bulldling.
At a meeting of the board of directors
last night, A. Walker was elected general
manager and Instructed to get out a car
load of ore at once.
Red Men's Dance and Donation.
The net proceeds from the Washington
Birthday dance gived by and under the
auspices ol Engan Tribe No. 20, I. O. R.
Al. for the benelit ot the school and
tire department, was allotted at last
evening council. Thirty dollars was
I voted to the school. To the members ot
j school board, teachers and scholars was
1 largely due the linanci.il success of the
, ball. I'lie lire department w.is voted
. 5i2 75. The piano which was rallied oil
'on this occasion, was won by AlNs
Chailottc Vanderburg, one of the teach
ers, from wliich the school realized fi.So.
W. H. Hurlburt's Beat Advertising Scheme.
I he following press dispatch from Port
1 land, dated the 24th instant, explains how
the Colonel Douan letter, referred to In
the editorial columns of this issue of I'M
! MINI-K, has received siuh wide circula circula
teon: W. II. Ilurlburt, general passen
ger agent of the Oregon Railroad Nav
igation company, is just now receiving a
dozen or more letters every day regarding
the mines ot eastern Oregon. Some
I weeks ago Mr. Ilurlburt sent letters to
I several hundred newspapers located hi all
parts of tlie country, describing the re
j sources of Eastern Oregon, and returns
1 from the publication of the letters are now
l coming in. Each letter Is answered by
; If You Want a Safe, Talk to C. G. Field.
! C. G. I'leld, leptesenllug the Herring
I Hall-Marvin company, Hall's Safe V Lock
'works, direct Irom the factory at llamil
I ton, Ohio, is in town for a few days,
' stopping at the ( ioldeu Eagle hotel. As
! every one knows, this is tlie world's
i standard sale. The first Bank of Sump
ter has this make. Safes sold by Mr.
l-'leld Can be shipped either from the fac
tory or from tne Pacific coast branch at
Sau l-'ranclsco. If you are Interested in
safes, talk to C.G. Eleld.
One Man Here for His Health.
I C. M. Coleman, a prominent attorney
of Chicago, has been in town all week
I and will have his oltice locally with the
I Co-Operative Mining company, In the
Belview building. Mr. Coleman came
j west in search ot health and luids this
j place and climate agree with him phys
ically and luiaiiclally.
Hand Blown Off by Giant Powder.
J. T. Alessmer, a prospector from Salt
Lake, had a portion of his left hand
blown off by a part of a stick of giant
powder, which he and another man were
1 thawing out. Dr. BroJ dressed the in-
'juied member ar.d Mr. Messmer left for
Another Good Citizen For Sumpter.
E. E. McCammou, recently from Saint
Joseph, Missouri, has become a resident
of Sumpjer, he having accepted the posi
tion of chief accountant for W. L. Vin
son. His wife will loin him here at an
early date. Mr. McCammou comes to
Similiter witli gilt-edge credentials.
District School Election March 5.
An annual school meeting' of dlstrkt
No. 31, Sumpter, will be held on the at
leriioou of Monday, the 5th day of M.irch,
1000, at 2:)o hi the public school house,
which meeting Is called for the purpose of
electing one director for three years, one
for two years and one clerk for one year.
A. O. U. W. Dance.
Gold Quart Lodge, No. 90, A. O. U.
W. will give a dance at Ellis opcm house'
011 the evening of March 17. A grand
good time Is promised on this occasion,
which Is for the social mid financial ben
elit of the lodge. ,
The La Internuclonal (Mexican) cigar
on sale only at the Mint saloon.