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About The Sumpter miner. (Sumpter, Or.) 1899-1905 | View Entire Issue (July 25, 1900)
THE SUMPTER MINER
SUMPTER, OREGON, JULY 2y, 1900.
SALE OF THE
DORA B. MINE.
TROL IN THIS PROPERTY.
Local Stockholders, With Two Exceptions,
Dispose of All Their Holdings Pros
pectt Will be Developed at Once
South Extension of the Ibex Ledge.
ated by Henry ringer, as announced in WANT TO BUY TIMBER.
IIIOC C.UIUIIII1S IWO wccks since, wow,
everywhere over town the eye rests on
tlamiiiR signs reading' "Beer 5 cents."
There has been considerable sparring for
points in getting exclusive agencies for
the several breweries in the Northwest.
Some have refused to furnish goods to
those who wished to reaail at five cents,
but now, as all will do so, this objection
will not stand. A beer war is on and the
next step will be to Increase the size of
the glasses, and give enough of the
amber fluid to wet the thirsty throat,
which is not the practice at the present
UMPQUA MINING COMPANY.
Cruisers and Capitalists Here
Looking For "Buys."
Through the efforts of H. L. Stewart, a
financially strong syndicate of Portland
people have bought very much the larger
portion of the Mock in the Dora H. mine
.ind will begin extensive development
work at an e.irly day.
The Dora B. company was incorporated
with 1,500,000 shares, at 5 cents each,
one-third of which was placed in the
treasury. Only 11,000 shares of the
treasury stock have been sold. With the
exception of H. L. Stewart, who retains
his entire holdings, and E. I:. Warner,
who retains 50,000 shares, the local stock
holders have sold all their interests to the
Portland syndicate. Seymour Bell, A.
C. Little, O. M. Sanford, D. W. Cush
man, J. C. Lancaster, and J. Reardsley
.ire those who "let go" entirely. The
price paid is not stated, though it is said
to be a very low figure.
A. C. f Joing, Frank E. Hart and Mr.
Comstock, of Portland, wno are members
of the Portland syndicate, were here last
week with their expert, Mr. Perkins, ex
amined the property and consummated the
deal. Friday evening a meeting of the old
and new stockholders was held, when the
transfer was made, the old board of direc
tors and officers resigned and a new board
elected, consisting of Messrs. Going, Hart,
Comstock and Stewart. The latter leaves
this afternoon for Portland. Upon his
arrival there a meeting of directors will be
held, when officers will be elected and the
future policy of the company outlined in
Already several men are on the property
doing preliminary work, building houses,
etc. It is the intention of the company to
employ a large force and push develop
ment work. As soon as enough work is
done to show up the property, it will be
listed mi one or both of the stock ex
changes at Portland, and Its treasury stock
offered for sale. All of the other stock is
I he Dora R. owns four claims on the
south extension of the Ibex ledge, which
in itself Is a good recommendation for the
'Following "Patsy" Clark's Lead.
Patrick Clark's lead In testing the pos
sibilities of Keller camp has b-en fol
lowed by a number of western syndicates
and lias resulted In the starting of a great
deal of work In the district. Now east
erners are following the lead and starting
work on one of the big low-grade ledges
characteristic of the South Half. If the
district amounts to anything, as there
seems every likelihood of its doing, it
may quickly become one of the greatest
camps in the Northwest. Spokesman
Beer Sells Here at Five Cents.
At a meeting of most of the saloon men
of Sumpter, held a few evenings since at
Harley Woods' place, it was decided to
meet the cut in the price of beer, inaugur-
Incorporated in Rouburg and Will Develop
lonje weeis since I Ml: MINCR men
tioned the rich strike in the Umpqua, a
property which H. W. Miller, of Rose
burg, was working. That gentleman
was called home some days since, on ac
count of the sickness of his wife, and
work was suspended. He has organized
a company there to work the property on
a large scale, and men left here Monday
to resume the work. Mr. Miller will re
turn In a week or ten d.ivs, when ex
tensive Improvements will be inaugurated,
that development work may continue all
Regarding the Umpqua company, the
Roseburg Review of last Saturday, says:
"Yesterday the articles of Incorporation
of the Umpqua Mining and Milling Com
pany were duly filed by Willis Kramer,
J. C. Aiken and H. W. Miller. Direc
tors were chosen, also, who elected the
following efficers: Willis Kramer, presi
dent; H. W. Miller, vice-president and
generol manager; W. F. Burlison, secre
tary; A. P. (Joss, treasurer. The capital
stock is 1 1 50,000, divided into shares of
15 cents each. This corporation will
have its principal place of business In
Sumpter, Oregon, and Its objects are
plainly Implied from its corporate name.
It has purchased the American, Gold Hill,
Grand Prize, and Chance claims, and the
American mill site, the property being
commonly known as the Umpqua group
in the Sumpter district.
" I he incorporators of tills new mining
company are well known men in Rose
burg whose connection with It is a guar
antee that the project they are engaged
in Is a genuine business proposition that
will be pushed through to ultimate suc
cess, since llie lapping ot the ledge and
the rich character of the quartz found
have become matters of public kmm ledge,
the owners of the Umpqua group have
had many tl ittering offers from the peo
ple who wished to bond the property, but
they preferred to organize a stock com
pany, more completely develop the cl ilins,
and thus retain control of what they
lirmly believe to be one of the best prop
erties in the Sumpter district. Already
they have spent a considerable amount of
money, having 400 fret of excellent tun
nel, and their Intention is to resume work
During the past two weeks there have
been several parties here looking for tim
ber lauds. 1 hey have all been on still
hunts and it has been impossible to get
In most cases they have been timber
cruisers representing outside capitalists,
who are here to look over lands regarding
the sale of which negotiations arc pending.
Their work lias been to calculate the
amount of standing timber on given tracts;
experting It, as it were. There h ive been
others here looking for buys, willing to
take In anything from .1 quarter section to a
township of patented land. Those who
proved up on timber lands last winter now
have an opportunity of cashing in.
'I lie reason for this renewed activity In
the demand for timber lauds is found in
the fact the vast area of rich country to
the west and south of Sumpter is being
opened up by railroad construction. This
makes the adjacent timber lauds doubly
valuable, for two reasons. Railroad build
ing stimulates all industries, creating a
local demand for lumber; and by furnish
ing transportation, gives a certain value to
otheswise worthless timber. Surrounded
as the Blue Mountains are with treeless
plains, thickly settled witli prosperous
farmers, with transportation facilities our
timber is about as valuable as our gold
mines. And' although on account of be
ing discriminated against in freight rates,
we cannot ship lumber to the prairies of
the middle west, we can compete with the
coast in the markets at our very doors.
Besides, the railroads themselves use
large qualities of timber in construction,
so, the old story of the in 111 with ready
money and nerve to invest it while the
market is dull making the big stake,
about to be repeated here.
OLD AND NEW METHODS.
For Sale. A ten light arc dynamo, in
first class condition. Very cheap. Apply
to Seymour H. Bell at oltice Sumpter
Light and Power Co.
Only the best of Wines, Liquors, Ice
Cold Beer and temperance drinks at
Barnard's Halfway House.
All kind of cake, pies bread etc., at
Brechtel's bakery, opposite the depot.
All orders filled promptly.
Modern Mills and Old Style Arattras Be
ing Erected in this District.
The Phoenix mine hi Greenwood gulch,
one-half mile above the Golden Fagle,
and opposite the Don J11.111, is being op
crated ')y C. N. Chatham and Willi 1111
Sanders, who have a two years' lease
from the owners, C. M. Berry, D. I..
Choate, I.. M. Harnett andC. M.Collier.
I he mine It is b-eu idle for nearly four
years, and the 5-stamp mill and concen
trator put In by O. B. Hardy are a wreck.
I lie mill was run oulya short time, owing
to bad management and. thouuh the
property could have been sold at onetime
for $75,000, It was allowed to stand Idle,
the owners failing to agree on method of
operating. 'I here are several hundred feet
of tunnels, but these will not be used, the
new operators preferring to sink on and fol
low theore. The ore Is of two grades, one
carrying black oxide of copper and the
other running .veil in free gold,
At the Golden Eagle mine in Green
wood gulch, a 4-foot ledge of good ore
has been struck in the lowest level. 'I he
ore carries gold and galena. The 3-stamp
mill has been idle a shot time, but will be
started up at once. This mine lias been a
good producer for several years, and the
late work demonstrates It now on a solid
foundation. It has over 700 feet of tun
nel work, besides shaft and drifts. 'I his
Is the first property on the gulch to get
below water level and insures the per
manency of the ledges. '
At the head ot McNamee gulch, some
four miles from Bonanza, J. H. Hill and
William Putrow are opening up some
claims for an Oregon City company.
Shafts are being sunk, and show solid
ore, no cross cuts have been run, so the
width of ledges Is not known. The
claims are located just above some ground
that was rich in placer gold of a coarse,
rough nature, and it is believed these
gentlemen have the l.-dge that furnished
the gold. Near the claims being worked
are some promising copper properties.
I lie Marshall boys, of Portland, have
a valuable properly hi the Xetltt.i group
of live claims, located hi Blue gulch, about
eight miles from Bonanza, and one and a
half miles from the Diadem mine. '1 hey
have whit was known as the Poorin.m
mine, located by lack Harnett, and the
Angle ledge, together with a recent dis
covery that assays well, the pay being in
a white talc. Arrangements are under
way to erect an arastra to treat the oie.
I here Is a line water power on the claims
and an abundance of good mining Umb
els. Special from Sumpter to Orcgonian.
More Water Than Is Needed.
All week there has been more or less
trouble In supplying sullicient water for
the town. 'I his shortage coining at the
same time as the lirst hot spell, has made
It rather awkward for all parties con
cerned. The trouble has been occasioned
by the new ditch, which carries 65 inches,
leaking. 'I his is the case of all new
ditches, before they have time to "pud
dle". In addition to this, a tree fell
across the ditch one night and tore It In
pieces. Today the supply is ample, and
'superintendent Cornfield says that by
the tirst of next week there will be more
water than the town knows what to do
Bank for Grant County,
A. P. and J. Goss returned Monday
from a trip to Pr.ilr.e City and Canyon
City. I he former is contemplating put
ting In a branch bank over In that sec
tion of the Isolated Empire, and was
looking around for a location. He has
not yet dehnltely decided in which camp
to establish, it and 111 ty possibly put iu.i
bank in each. He expresses himself as
being most favorably impressed with that
Dwyerand Fritz Back From Quart jburg.
I:. J. Dwrrand II. II. I rilz relumed
a clay or two since from the Quirlzhurg
district. I hey have thrown up the bond
011 one property on which they have done
considerable development work, but still
have large interests there and state lh.it
it is destined to be .1 gre.it mining country.
A number of ledges have been uncovered
th.it carry high values.
Good Ore in the Idaho.
Mike Mahoney, who is developing the
Idaho, located 011 the Granite road, one
and a half miles from llie summit, has run
Into a body of line ore in the tunnel. 'I he
ledge has been cut twelve leet and only
one wall as visible. 'I he tunnel will be
driven in another 100 feet, where a fa
foot ledge will be encountered.
Don't neglect your eyes. Glasses and
spectacles properly titled to detective
sight. F. C. Brodle, Opera House Jew
elry Store, Sumpter.
Don't neglect your eyes. Glasses and
spectacles properly fitted to detective
sight. F. C. Brodle, Opera House Jew
elry Store, Sumpter.
Ask for the
Columbia beer, brewed in