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About The Sumpter miner. (Sumpter, Or.) 1899-1905 | View Entire Issue (May 16, 1900)
Wednesday, May 16, 1900
THE SUMPTER MINER.
Sumpter's Vote Four
in Two Years.
The registration books closed yesterday
afternoon at live o'clock. At this writing
it Is impossible to get the official figures
on the number registering. At 2 o'clock
Recorder Manning estimated that there
would be 931. After the books were
closed Sam Stott calculated the number to
he 927. This Included nil except one list,
the number in that one being of the day
Those who t month since estimated the
voting population at 1000, fell f-hort of the
mark, rather than over It. For there Is
no question but what a hundred men who
make this their home are now in the hills,
mining or prospecting, and have failed to
Two years ago the vote was only 212,
o it Is now easily four times what It was
at that time. Very much the larger part
of this Increase has taken place within
less than one year.
The political co.nplexion of this new
vote in Sumpler is the uncertain quantity
that Is puzzling county candidates and
politicians. It is conceeded that this will
be the deciding force in the coming elec
tion. It is absolutely impossible to form
.iiiything like a correct Idea of how these
700 new votes will be divided.
Republicans claim that they will get
much the larger majority of them, for the
unsatisfactory reason that "they are
mostly men of Intelligence." On the
titherhand, democrats claim that the
greater portion of this new element comes
from Colorado, Montana and other min
ing states, where "sliver cranks" do most
iongregateand lloutlsh, and that Ho per
ient of the new comers will vote the
democratic ticket stralght-as they are
.ilreadv known to take their whiskey. A
count of the votes will alone decide
rock. It Is needless to say, where gold in
such properties can be found so far above
bedrock that the owners anticipate large
returns at the end of the season's work.
The work of cleaning up will begin the
twentieth Instant, and Mr. Austin says he
will realize 1 20,000. Pblng will be con
tinued until about July 1. Baker City
RICH POCKET MINE.
After Two Yean Work a True Feasive
Vein Is Diacovcrcd.
Goldfinch Company' Attain Adjusted.
The affairs of the (ioldlinch Mining
lompany have been satisfactorily adjusted
,ind development work will soon be In-
J. W Downing has developed a regu
lar ten foot ledge at Ashcreek, Klamath
river, In which several rich pockets have
been found. Forty pounds cf quartz, from
one pocket lately found, contains at least
f 3,000 and he has shipped away over 200
pounds of rich specimens. All the ledge
is of high grade ore, and he is now min
ing It In regular order to have the quartz,
hauled to mill, without picking out any
specimens bunches as heretofore.
This claim has produced several ex
ceedingly rich pockets for a few years
past, supposed to be float quartz, as the
development of a permanent ledge has
but lately been effected, after a couple of
years diligent work on the part of Mr.
Downing and his assistant.
We were shown some specimens lie
brought to town yesterday for depositing
in the bank, all of which exhibited glitter
ing gold to the naked eye In great quan
tity, such as 110 Klondike or Cape Nome
country can excel. About two years ago
Hurcham and Nichols found a pocket in
this claim, from which they realized
3,800, but found 110 more quartz, after
working .1 long time, when they finally
sold out to Downing.
A few months ago Downing found an
other pocket yielding several hundred dol
lars, and has continued prospecting with
excellent success in finding rich speci
mens, and a well defined ledge that prom
ises to be the richest In Siskiyou.
The claim was bonded to an eastern
company, through an agent, for f 30,000,
riiiiniiip nut M.-iv I. At the i-ilr;itlnn of
"" I the time, Downing went to work again
and almost immediately ran on this pocket,
securing the rich specimens In the pres
ence of the eastern agent. The agent was
all right In efforts to come down with the
purchase money, but the capitalists be
mud mm wanted the claim liiorougiiiy ex
iiigurated. A compromise was rr:irhrtl 1 :,mnnl by the r.xierts before buyiiiK. tints
with the men who jumped the claims,
giving them one ot the group. The com
pany looted two others on the same
ledge and a placer claim near by. These
properties are In the immediate vicinity of
the Co-Operative, and are supposed to be
mi the same vein. In appearaiue the
quartz Is Identical, but assays altogether
different, the Co-Operative carrying cop
per values principally, and the Goldfinch I
scarcely a trace of this, but considerable!
gold. The tree excursion proposition
which D. K. Young, of this company, has
been working 011 around Rossland and
Spokane has been abandoned, Dwyer cv
I ritz and other Sumpter citizens objecting '
to this feature, on the ground that it bears
.1 striking resemblance to a wildcat fake.
Men will be put to work on these claims
In a few days.
Wintervllle Placen Yield $20,000.
Moult Austin, of Moult station, owner
i the NVlntervllle placers, situated in this
lounty about one and a half miles from
the Bonanza mine, arrived in the city yes
terday via the Sumpter Valley railway,
tor the purpose of peifecting arrangements
tor cleaning up the bedrock at his placers.
Mr. Austin states tint two giants have
been operating on the mine since February
1, with the pleasing result that much dirt
has been disposed of. A force of 12 to 20
men have been constantly employed since
the beginning of operations. Mr. Austin,
when seen by a reporter, exhibited one of
the prettiest nuggets ever seen, weighing
Wo. This was picked up by a miner while
piping, and was found two feet from bed-
delaying their bargain until too late to
clinch it. Yreka Journal.
All parties holding claims against the
Sumpter Water company, proper, are re
quested to present them to the company's
office for examination and audit.
StlMPTliK WATIiR CO.
May 1, 1000.
The Walla Walla
WM. KlTCUl-N, Prop.
DEALER IN HAY, GRAIN AND
ALL KINDS OF FEED.
Good Feed Yard and Stables
Warehouses and Offices, Sumpter
Valley Railroad Track.
Milk-Dairv in Connection
j J HOBSON MERCANTILE COMPANY J J
A Discouraging Feature
In the making up of a new gown has been the im
possibility of securing suitable linings, facings, etc. We
can help you out on this line. We have just received
from the best Looms in the world a full assortment of
dress fixings, ever put off in the Sumpter district.
A Costly Garment
Requires substantial linings and Dame Fashion requires
the latest creations in shade effects and fabric novelties.
Oriental Silk per ar J, all colon. . . .
The newest thing In a Jurable fancy
lining, j6 Inches wlJe.
Mibbon Moire pet arJ
A beautiful fabric (or gooi Jrcss lin
ings, )6 Inches wlJe.
Collar Canvass-Natural nj white per yd ao
Haircloth Black anj grav, per J. ... if
Shrunk Clastic Duck Absolutely best o
Slllslns - rerarJ, i)Ci mc to
Skirt Linings- In alt cheaper graJes, 6(c
to . . , ... 90
CILBERrS ORIENTAL SILK.1
9be nearest to Silk In appearance of any
thing that ever hat I ecu made.
lTo further 1130 for red ltk for skirt
Hat only to be pecn to bo ppnrcclatcd.
Will wear threo tinea ca Mag a lt
Once used and you will surely have no
J' Is xlmply perfection and at a
aiik to ce tub cloth si our ccuater
These are all new goods,
and are bought with the
intention of making the
same prices on them that
you have been paying for
an inferior grade of goods
and the assortment of
shades and qualities is
better than you're accus
tomed to seeing in these
Bousuim & Spalding
CRYSTAL TQF Gompany
Free delivery of Pure ice. Leave orders at office of Columbia Brewing and
Malting Co., next door to MINER office.
;: ueorge w. weigana...
HIGH GRADE LIQUORS
J Mining Men's neauquaners rsexi uoor 10 wonder aiore a
Raul E. Poindextor,
Bedford McNcai'ta Cooc.
Sumpter, - - Ore.