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About The Sumpter miner. (Sumpter, Or.) 1899-1905 | View Entire Issue (May 2, 1900)
THE SUMPTER MINER.
Wednesday, May 2, 1900
Cracker Creek District.
trol of 2000 acres of land at a point south
from here 20 miles, on birch creek. In
these lands it has been commonly be
lleved are contained valuable coal de-
Properties Being; Worked in posits. The parties who own the land
nave now in Portland a drilling ouuit,
which It is proposed to ship here and set
to work, In order more thoroughly to pros
- I pect the ground, and to ascertain whether
or not coal Is there In paying quantities,
The line weather of the past few days ' and of such value as to warrant the ex
has emptied the camps of the mining pop-' ploltatlon of the claims. Mr. Wells was
illation. They have gone into the hills to seen upon his return, and, although re
work In mines, develop prospects and J fusing to make any definite statement,
look for new ledges. I heir presence is remarked that it was far better than
missed In town, but they are working on expected to find. He left today for
and strengthening the foundation
Grande, and will later make a report to
I the Oregon Railroad & Navigation com
1 pany, giving the result of his investlga
I tions. The supposed presence of coal at
a point on Birch creek is the general ex
planation of why the Oregon Railroad &
Navigation company filed supplementary
articles of Incorporation last fall for a
branch railway, leading from this point
tip Birch creek.
Jill Delivery at Onyon City.
Word was received yesterday from Can
yon City by wire that there had been a
jail delivery there the night before. No
details as to how the prisoners made their
escape were given. Those who got away
Investigator, Till: MlNliK Is Indebted for , were Al Keetou, one of the men accused
the toundatlon on
which the prosperity of all the camps rest.
To go out into the mountains and see
the vast amount of mining operations now
In progress in the surrounding country Is
a sure cure for "cold feet." It Is next to
Impossible to secure complete and accur
ate data regarding the numerous mining
enterprises now in operation in the im
mediate vicinity of Sumpter, but Till:
MlNI-K is making an effort to give its
readers sdme conception of what Is going
tin. Two weeks ago was published a
comprehensive resume of the great gold
mining industry in the Cable Cove dis
trict, prepared by W. J. Watson. To
the same careful, conservative, Intelligent
A. C. SHAW
A. B. BLOOMER, MANAGER.
Though and Dressed Lumber always in stock or sawed
to order on short notice. Cedar shingles furnished
with all orders if desired.
Orders can be left with D. Copping,
Lumci ouiiiiuci uiiu nun oucci, ui ui
the mill Vi mile east of town, Bonanza road
these bare facts regarding Cracker Creek
prospects, mines, and operators.
Mines that are bring wnrke on a large
scale in this section alone are:
( iraud Trunk,
I Jeer Lodge,
I he names of individuals and firms
opening properties, the names ol which
as yet tell no story, are: Neill - Phil
lips, Turner & Co., Bumgardner & Co.,
Krarnrs, Campbell A Weigaud, Sampson
" Co., Allen - Co., Wells - Co., My
cis Co., Jlmmic Katie, l J, Karnes,
and S. R. Rusk.
Some of the well known prospects that
are being developed, are: The Hsmer
nld.i, Ir.iil Ctrek, Black Bell, Summit,
King I'ln gtoup, lamarac, llardsci.ibble,
Murrkane, Oiolmo, Mermaid, Navajo and
As soon as the snow disappears entirely,
the number ol ini'ii at work within a
radius ol live miles ot Bourne will be
Drpotit of Good Fire Clay.
Ch.iiles Laughlin, ot the Sumpter
Smelter, has made a study of and search
lor all varieties of ore, rock and geologi
cal foimatlons siiue he has been here.
Some days since in his search for lime
cock which he found in abundance and
if excellent mi.iliti he discovered a de
posit of file clay, within a few miles of J
Sumpter. He brought In a piece and e.vj
jurJ it to a heat of 2000 degrees, Fahren-'
licit, for one hour. The clay stood this,
extreme test to his perfect satisfaction.
He has also found a small body of good'
GmI DtpoilU on Birch Creek
A press dispatch from Pendleton says:
George A. Wells, a surface expert, sent
here by the Oregon Railroad & Naviga
tion company, returned today Irom Birch !
creek, wheie he Inspected a coal prospect
controlled by Pendleton parties. State
Senator T. C. Taylor, ex-Representative
W. T. Rlgby, and others here have con-
of killing Tom Fagleton at Granite some
weeks since, and Bill Wallace, the alleged
horse thief, who escaped from the same
I jail some mouths since and was recently
recaptured in Idaho. Frank Turner, the
other prisoner Implicated in the Granite
homicide, Is very sick and did not attempt
to make his escape. Police authorities
in all the camps of eastern Oregon reached
by telephone lines have been notified of
the occurrence and it Is hoped that the
fugitives will be caught.
Go or send to the City Green house,
Baker City, for choice pansey and daisey
Columbia beer, brewed in Sumpter, is
second to none.
Have you registered yet?
Eureka Feed & Livery Company
J. L. SULLIVAN, Manager.
Horses Boarded by the day or Month. First
class turn-outs and saddle horses. Our spec
ialty is the quick and safe delivery of freight
and passengers to any and all points.
HAY AND GRAIN FOR SALE-fc
N now readv for business
P. O. Bo 170.
Granite St., SUMPTER, ORK.
J J HOBSON MERCANTILE COMPANY . J
Do Your Summer Sewing Now.
The weather is pleasant now for indoor work and you
can get a better selection of material for warm days' wear
than later on. We are showing some nice things for wash
able garments and Outing Suits. We can't name them all in
this space, but will be pleased to show them when you call.
Plaid backs and new patterns, make
up like worsted and wash like mus
lin. Per yard 20C
For Waists and Whole Suits, Lace
Dimities, Swisses and Piques. Per
yard, 12 l-2c to 25c
For Shirt Waists and Blouses,
and dark patterns, 32 and 36 Inches
wide, 12 I-2c to 5c
This week we will have in a wonderful
assortment of dress fixings of every
kind, bought direct from the mills.
The price will be the main featurep
another will be you can get what you
want in Fancy Colorings In the best
qualities made, mid all the new fabrics
for making up a good garment.
For Your Stomach's Sake.
Consult our crecervman: he has the best nnd hr-wcr ctwLr
of high grade canned and bottled goods in the Blue Moun
tain district. Every article inspected and Guaranteed.
A NEW DEPARTMENT.
This week we are re-arranging our store room and will have
about twice the space we have had, and still more goods to
fill it up. Among other things is a large assortment of POR
CELAIN and CHIN AWARE. Some pretty things in decor
ated ware, bought at 50 cents on the dollar, and you get the
THE HOBSON MERCANTILE CO.
J J SUMPTER, OREGON . jt