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About The Sumpter miner. (Sumpter, Or.) 1899-1905 | View Entire Issue (June 13, 1900)
Wednesday, J ine ij, 1900.
THE SUMPTER MINER.
LOOKING FOR MINES.
Representative of Portland Mo
ney Now in the District.
A. V. Stowell, of Portland, where he
has lived for many years, has been in
Sumpter this week, after visiting the
Bonana and Granite districts.
To a MlNKR man he stated tliat his
mission here Is to look over the ground,
Investigate the general conditions prevail
ing in the eastern Oregon gold fields and
report to a syndicate of Portland people
who wish to Invest money and engage in
mining here. The gentleman knows
nothing about the business himself. He
comes here to get Information and form a
common sense opinion on the country In
general. He will be followed by a min
ing man of experience, who will examine
and report on any proposition which he
may submit to the syndicate. Hefore re
turning to Portland he will visit all the
Mr. Stowell says that the one encourag
ing feature that Impresses him most fav
orably is that everywhere he goes he sees
many prospectors and miners at work ;
the hillsides are alive with men boring in
to the ground, and the trails are lined
with men carrving picks and packs and
wagons loaded with supplies. 'I his
means a big business for Sumpter and in
dicates great industrial activity. ,
"There is money in Portland that seeks
Investment in the gold mines of eastern
Oregon," said Mr. Stowell, "but it seems
a difficult matter to bring the pros- (
pector and capitalist together. My ,
idea is that in many cases the so called
promoter hinders, Instead of facilitating
deals. The property is listed with hlmat,
perhaps, a fair figure. He Is not satisfied
with his commission and attemps to sell
at exorbitant figures, knowing that there
can be no established price for a prospect
or a mine. He wants to make too much
and makes nothing. If brokers tried
such tactics In handling real estate, their
failure would be inevitable. I hope that
this difficulty will be obviated someway
at no distant day and that Portland will
reap the rich harvest that is offered her in
Likes The Country and Will Invest.
Simon E. Lake, of southern Ore
gon, is investigating the mineral re
sources of this country with a view to
investing. He was formerly connected
with the black sand mining of the coast
counties of Southern Oregon, where he
was quite successful. He is favorably
impressed with the many properties
visited and is negotiating for an interest
in one ot the prominent prospects on
McCullough fork. He is the guest of H. I
W. Miller, who will accompany him when I
he returns to his southern Oregon home, j
Ore Bodies in Eastern Oregon.
H. J. Jory lias a most Interesting and
Instructive article in the April number of ,
The State, on "The occurrence of ore
bodies in eastern Oregon." These arei
his opening remarks: "The ore occurrence,
in the various camps tributary to Sump
ter and eastern Oregon, Is not limited to
any one formation, and furnishes a rich
field for the geologists. The slat-s, ap
parently of the Jurassic period, are by far
the most common, but granite, porphyrv,
serpentine and eruptives of a not easily
determinable character have also yielded
their quota of the precious metals. More
over, every single district, with the pos-
sible exception of the Cable Cove, has
been marked by the existence of payable
placers, most of them worked since the .
early days of the country. Commencing
at Sumpter, we find the slates uppermost,
and for an area of perhaps 500 acres. In j
the very town Itself, gravel deposits are
In evidence, once quite rich, but now only
worked In a desultory way and nearly ex
hausted. No payable quarts mines have, '
so far, been found within a radius of per
haps five miles from town. Quite recent
ly, however, some discoveries ot a rather
curious nature have been made within a
mile or two of Sumpter. The quart oc
curs in stringers and benches, covering a
wide area and is in places rich in free
gold. Whether this particular discovery
will prove of permanent value depends
upon further exploration." I'lien tollows
an accurate, scientific and detailed descrip
tion of the several districts, entertainingly
Sale of the Lucky Boy Claim. I
Tuesday S. I:. Lane, and II. O. .Miller
purchased the Liuky Hoy claim Irom
Messrs. Schulpins and l:.ins. The
claim adjoins the Juniper, in which Mr. 1
Miller Is interested, and will luriiNi tun
nel and mill site for that property and '
also carries the same ledge, whkh 1.111 be
traced to the Hnii.uia-EIMiorii uiimtiv.
Tile new owners contemplate opening up
the property and arrangements are being
made to that end. Thus the mining men
of southern Oregon are gradu.illv picking
up promising prospects and expending
money that will be returned a thousand
New Enterprise for Sumpter.
Until recently all the beet, mutton and
pork consumed In Sumpter has been
shipped here from Raker City, but the
Sumpter market of A. Maims will here
after be supplied irom his own slaughter
house, erected on the large pasture laud
three and one-half miles tiom Sumpter,
near the Sumpter Valley railroad tracks.
'I hi improvement will give Mr. Manns a
greater assortment of meat market delica
cies than heretofore.
Capital Stock f 20,000
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J. II. Nubbins I'rrslJrnt
J. V. Sirltvr Vke-l'rrsMrnt
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J. W. Scrllvr K. II. .Miller
J. W. .Mm J
Cl.uk SnyJe J. II. Riibbln
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limnr unj nhriMj. In llie riMtms ol literature, urt,
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to tlir buss' in.in who Jeslres tn krrp tip with llie
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such J tjsk.
OPINIONS HON AUTHOMMS
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I 111 IMUl I)k;l1 Ik .in absolute necessity In
tliose who hhuU keep In line with llie progress
ol thought .inJ nclileNeineilt. I Jo not see lm
any thinking; m.in cm eel jloni; without It."
li Mllktlm, Author ot "llie AUn Willi
the line": " I III. I lll.MP DuilM Is one ot the
two nr three must saliuble journals that mine to
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1)1. II st enlarge the boimXliles of Intelligence."
StutUr William P. Fryt: "It lll linr4 im
mense assistance tn the scholars ul the cnuntr)."
C. Jhn P. lt(lf, ul Illineis: "Tin- l.in w
U 1)101 st Is one ill tlir verv best publications
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lui fir Oiuiiiliti Circular.
rUNK I WUMUI. P.UUInr..
Union Smelter Mfg. Co.
OH ST. LOUIS. MO.
Our Sumpter. Oregon. Plant of From
K to 40 Tons Daily Capacity is Now
Heady For Operation.
A spur ol the Sumpter Valley Railway Company and easy wagon 10.11N
facilitate the delivery of ores right at the Smelter. Owners ot louttnllets
of Sulphide, Carbonate and Oxide ores, who i.m contract for their delivctv
In lots ot 10 tons at least, are lequested to forw.ud to us tiom 100 to 150
pound"-- representing the average iharacler and values of the ores, Sikh
samples will be analyzed and assayed by our analvtkal ilieinist liee ol
charge, tor the purpose of establishing the value ul the lorrespondlng oies
to us, and lor the guidance of their owners. Our treatment iharge, mm
p.iratively model. ile, will be govereued by the spiMal .ul.iptabllitv 01 de
sirabieness of the respective ores lor our purposes. I'he product ol nut
Smelter will be handled bv the I'lrst Hank of Sumpter and payments Im
ores accepted by us will be m.ult tlirough the same 1 tunnel. Special tales
ol treatment charges will be made to pai ties In position to uinti.'kl lot .1
steady and large supply of desirable ores.
SAMPLES AND CORRESPONDENCE
The Union Smelter Mfg. Co.
Ll.ock Hon P 1 1. Ml IMIAUl), Se4 . C
WOLFF & ZWICKER IRON WORKS
REPRESENTED BY F. M. WADE.
Manufacturers of all 1 lasses of Machinery, in
cluding Crushers, Stamp .Mills, Hoists, Hollers,
Pumps, Air Compressors, Water Wheels, Etc.
Riveted Steel Water Pipe a Specialty. Cut,
Punched and Rolled for Riveting at Destination,
or made up Complete
j j s PLANS AND ESTIMATES FURNISHED J
iOW: G001 )S
Since the removal of the Post
Ollice, giving us the entire use
of the store room, I have mater
ially added to the stock a New
and Presh Hue of j j j j
Dry Goods, Fancy Goods,
Clothing, Hats, Shoes, Etc.
A belter opportunity Is alforded
us to handle llie trade, and our
CASH PRICES have proven a
drawing crrd since the CASH
SYSTEM was inaugurated j
k'rffiUr k Htmlrw
W. K. HAWLEY.
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.
SI HAY AND GRAIN FOR SALE-IS