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About The Sumpter miner. (Sumpter, Or.) 1899-1905 | View Entire Issue (June 13, 1900)
THE SUMPTER MINER.
Wednesday. June n, 1900
"NO COLD FEET
money in a new bridge over Powder river,
! and the grading of the streets leading to
IN SUMPTER." It. He said: "There are no cold feet in
George 'Waihington in $25 Ore
Probably the richest strike yet made
A. W. Ellis Sums Up the Con-jntar Prair!e City was uncovered last week
tin uic ucurgc wasniugtou KUUP ul
i claims situated three and one-half miles
north of Prairie City. There are three
claims in the group; the George Washing-
I ton, Minnie and Jim placer. The two
former are quart? claims. The property is
owned and being worked by Ward
brothers and associates. The owners
dition of Affairs Here.
A correspondent of the Portl.md Tele
gram visited this camp recently and fur-
nishrd that paper with this refine of the havp drifteJ lhe George Washington
industrial and commercial conditions here
thirty-live feet to the hanging wall and
A v sit to bumpier made Saturday, and ,,,ve slnlck ., twentylive inch vein of
a , careful Investigation of business condi-, frre m ,R orf tnat Kes f 25 R0d to
lions and all matters rel.itivr to mlnliiK 1 the ,on. They will now tunnel 350 feet
interests in that district, reveal the fact
that affairs in Sumpter and the surround
ing territory are in .1 very prosperous con
dition. I here is not an idle man in the
town who will work, and there are not
teams enough to handle the freight and
passenger business between Sumpter and
the various mining camps.
One of Hie most ionser alive and tare-
to strike the main ore body. Prom sur
face indications there is one of the richest
ore bodies yet to be found at the base of
tills lode that will ever be unearthed in
this district. Stringers are running in
all directions, I ruin which quantities of
coarse gold can be panned, and It is pre
sumed that these stringers are fed from
nit, l.irtH iir liiii I it I ht mL nrv nr iv.
fnl business mr.mf Sumpter is authority ,WnR sem;, !pei,nin,s , t(m. Mon.
for tin- statement that never in the history ,, ... . ., ,... ..,.,.,.,. .,...,. ,,, H HV.
ol Sumpter, euept in the cases ol the
Vinson investments and the itrt Invest
ment olthe Siunptrr lounsite Miiiip.iuv,
was there a time when so ninth tapital
was mining into the town lor iuvi-stim-ut
as at tin- present time.
I he new t-lfttiit llghl and power 10111
piuv has just muiplfted transloriiiin I tic
old plant lulu a new our, under the ellu
lent III iliageuifut o Mr. I-. Cannon, ol
Porllmd. I oiirleeii liuiulied and stv
iiicaiidesti-nt lights .mil j j art llghls lor
aiiiiiigiugthem ilosely a small quantity of
rock was discrruable. Work on the tun
nel will be pushed as rapidly as possible.
-Prairie City Miner,.
Some Big Dividend Payers.
Here are some ligures regarding dividend-payers
in the mining industries that
ought to make interesting reading (or the
herds ot 1111issb.it.ks in tills dtv, says
Portland Mines and Aletals, who declare
there is nothing in mining enterprises e.v
totuiuruiil and 1111111itip.il purposes li i t- u-piing it he in pl.uer diggings in far-awav
been tonlratteil lot. I he new plant his
a number of eiv unique features in its
Installation, ami will be one ol the most
perlett sin ill plants in the western conn
tiv. Il goes into operation today, iniuli
to lhe s itM.ii lion ol the lilieus ul Sump
In, who ale piomisetl .1 servite equal to
that liirulshed in anv of lhe I irge tllies.
lhe new Sumpter Mage loiiipanv,
wliitli a short lime ago bought the stmk
and outfit ol loin Mcl-.wen, lined up its
Nome or Klondike, lhe Calumet and
lleila 5j,ooo,ooo disbursements will strike
most people at lirsl; but the Amalgamated
t.opper loiiipanv is a lair semnd, with
5i,soo,ooo, and the Huston ,V Montana
a good third with fi, .-00,000. Resides
thrse, Slr.itton's ludepeiidence should be
mentioned lor Us payment ot 5480,000, as
well as Senator Clarke's United Verde,
with . 1 dividend ol 5 150,000. I he Home-
stake Mining inmpaiiy is to be credited
eight new toaJies Saturday alternoou in with a payment ol 5j 15,000, lhe Portland
Iroulol tlieollue lor Inspeilloii bv the witli 5210,000, and the Silver King with
publlt. I he new vehicles were stalled 52-5,000.
out tint alternoou on their trgul.tr runs,
ami the loiiipanv now has something o er ' M--- W P- '" Golcoudi Ten Stamps
Xo he.id ot Inn-horses in liiiness in the H. I.. Mcl.ain, the mill-wrlght who!
trallit to and Irom the dilteieul i.unps. built the torty-stanip mill for the Honana
lhe Columbia llrew lug totiipauv has mine and the twenty-stamp mil tor the
increased lhe capatilv ol its plant Irom 100 Magnolia, has been employed by the Hol
lo foo bartels per month, and is putting iniul.i people to install the etra ten stamps
in a large arliiitial Ue plant. in that mill, which will make a total of
lhe Hobson Mercantile lomiunv. re- twenty stamps to be dropping in this
lentlv burned out, will in days oaupy
lhe same piemises in their own hikk
Sixty men .ire working on the Sumpter
( iranite roid, and a good portion ol the
necessary 5ooo was suhsiiibed In Sumpter
a few days ago.
I lie I'ourtli ol hilv tommlltee in the
past 10 diys has toilet ted over 5700 tor a
telebration in Sumpter. Sumpter is the
only town ol Its sie in eastern Oregon
that can boast of paed and pi inked
streets. I he touutv records show that
within the past three weeks more real
estate has t hanged hands in Sample! than
in the thtee months prior to tint time.
I he Sumpter lowusite company has 11M
tlosed a toiiti.Kt tor a lute brick ollice
building to be netted opposite their pres
ent location on Will street.
lhe propiietor ol the htkk yard at
Sumplerstateslh.it lie stalled In busi
ness Ihtee weeks ago wilh the Intention
of buiniug a small kiln ol 00,000 In kit
without a coutiatt lot their sale, In ad
vance. He has now increased the capac
ity to 200,000 lukk, and had ever hiuk
sold before his men commented to make
A. W. l-.llis, one ot the otlgliial owners
of Sumpter, is spending a large amount of
Unions producer in a short time.
The Walla Walla
W.W. KITCMCN, Prop.
DP.AI.P.R IS HAY, CHAIN AND
Al.l. KINDS OP IM-l-li.
Cood Peed Yard and Stables
IHMKilll MAIils 10
I'kmhii i.tn. iur
IN Mil HIIIMMi, Ml
KIM LAKIX IN IVIMMJ
W.uehouses and Oflices, Sumpter
Valley Railroad l'rack.
iMiik-Dairy in Connection
MRS. G. B. TEDHOWE, Proprietress
Centrally Located Electric Lights
Newly Refurnished Free Bus and Baggage
Headquarters for Commercial and Mining Men.
Passengers Wayhilled To all Points on Stages.
2 Oregon sp
SUMPTER BOTTLING WORKS
.Minufactiirir nt .ill UnJ ut litl in.ti J llrinlu an.l 0,tT-.
() tt.itt-J In omnrttlon ullli l!n'
Kentucky Liquor Hous
whelesale: and retail.
GAGEN A. SLOAN, PROPS.,
During the ne.Nt ?o days every
new subscriber to The Miner who
pays fla.oo for one year's subscrip
tion in advance will be given one
assay for gold of any rock he may
bring in. Free of Charge