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About The Sumpter miner. (Sumpter, Or.) 1899-1905 | View Entire Issue (Aug. 22, 1900)
THE SUMPTER MINER
SUMPTER, OREGON, AUGUST 22, 1900.
CAPTAIN BLEY HERE WITH MORE
Asks Those Holding; Claims Against the
Little Giant to Present Them-Gtneral
Impression is That the Bend on the
Magnolia Will be Renewed.
Captain Muir arrived in Sumpter
Saturday, in company with Captain Otto
Rley and Charles li. Halmtorth, of
Liverpool, England. As all local readers
of THI: MINLR know, Captain Bley is
one of and represents the other English
capitalists, who, over a year ago, bought
the Magnolia and Little Giant, spent
thousands in development work and In
stalling machinery, putting a mill on each
property, then apparently abandoned the
A card published elsewhere in Tun
MlNliK today, requesting all who have
claims against the Little Giant to present
same to these gentlemen as soon as pos
sible, indicates that they are here to re
sume operations. There are judgments
against tills property aggregating about
5n,ooo, A. P. Uoss holding the largest
one, amounting to nearly 55,000. What
tne enure inueDieuness 01 tne company
reaches is not known. 1 he Little Giant
is owned by the company, the property
having been transferred by deed.
The Magnolia was being worked under
bond, which expired the tirst of this
mouth, the English syndicate having de
t.iulted on a $10,000 payment then due.
The gentlemen here are of that school
that disapproves of talking about their
private business affairs for publications,
so It is Impossible to give any authoritative
statement regarding their intentions. It
Is Believed, However, that the bond on
the Magnolia will be renewed in a few
Al Jones, one of the owners of the
mine, has been with the party Into the
hills, visiting both propeitles. He denies
in the regulation way that even negotia
tions are pending for a renewal of this
bond, but he looks satislied, and is
already dickering for the purchase of a
race horse that can win that 51,500 offered
as purses for the races here next mouth.
There is, therefore, scarcely a doubt but
what the Magnolia will again pass Into.
the hands of its recent owners.
Messrs. Bley and Balmforth express,
themselves as perfectly satisfied with the
two mines. They went to Baker City
yesterday afternoon, returning today. ,
Thev will be In the district for some
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Developing the Umpqua Mine.
H. W. Miller, general manager of the
Umpqua Gold Mining company, that made
a rich strike in its property several weeks
ago, returned from Roseburg, the home of
the company, yesterday. He says they
will at once increase the force of miners
and other employes, who will build their
houses preparatory to making things com
fortable for heavy development of the
mine. Since March 23, when ground was
first broken, the company has done about
;oo feet of miscellaneous work and has
reached a depth of 1 58. Values have var
ied from ten dollars to several hundreds,
but on a fair average Mr. Miller says
hey have better than Si 5 ore, which is
I good imioukIi tor any mining company to
I pay dividend on. Uspeclally is tills so
' with his company, on account of the close
proximity to Sumpter, w here it Is thought
the ore can be treated tor 6 per ton, and
the transportation of four and a half miles
by wagon at $1.50 per ton, thus leaving a
handsome profit. Mr. Miller says they
have some 40 tons on the dump and an
rangementsnreuow being mpde to have a
smelter test of it made. The stock of tills
company Is listed on the Oregon Mining
Stock exchange and lias had a good sale.
Its officers are men of means and ability,
and intend to make tills property one of
the big mines of the district.
Car Loads Arriving for the
conda and Red Boy.
I hree car loads of machinery c:i
Monday, one for the Uolconda and two
for the Red Boy.
That for the Golcouda is a station steam
pump, the largest ever brought into eastern
Oregon. It is from tne Knowles Steam
Pump works, of liast Cambridge, Massa
chusetts. On one of the cars consigned to the
Red Hoy was steel for a smoke stack,
125 feet high and six teet In diameter.
On the other wasa i6o-horse power boiler,
weighing 20,800 pounds. This is one of
four of the same sie w hlch have been
ordered from Eraser & Chalmers, Chi
cago. The other three are now en route.
Some days since several car loads of steel
water tubes for the compressor arrived,
1 weighing something like 32,000 pounds.
The hoist and air compressor will arrive
later in the season.
This machinery is all far the deep
sinking plant, the building for which is
now being constructed, and w ill be fin
ished before snow Hies. T lie shall will
have three compartments, 7 by 17 feet,
I and the machinery ordered is designed to
I sink it 1000 feet. A depth of 50 feet has
aircidy been attained.
Inspecting Steam Bollm.
! R. G. Illlhiun, Inspector for the old 1
I reliable Hartford Steam toiler Inspection!
and Insurance company, of Connecticut,!
witli headquarters in San Francisco, came 1
up yesterday and will make a thorough
canvass ot the country about Sumpter,
w itli a view of establishing an agency
here. T he large number of steam plants j
that liave been, and are to be, established
throughout the district, makes this Held a .
desirable one tor this department of the
S601"1 Sn'P1"' Ddm Ore.
The Diadem Mining company has re
"ived the report Irom the Baker City
Sampling works for the second shipment
of ui the net dry weight of which was
18,810 pounds. It carried 6.20 ounces of
gold and o ounces ot silver to Hie ton.
the net value of which was 5115. ho a ton.
After deducting the freight of s:ven
dollars a ton and treatment charges of
eight dollars a ton, the lot, something
less than ten tons, netted the company
Work on the Race Track.
Ten men are now at work on the race
track in South Sumpter addition, blasting
out stumps and grading the grounds.
The work of erecting a grand stand will
be commenced in a few days. Secretary
Bell says that the association has already
received applications tor the entrance of
forty-four horses, and there Is sure to be
four or five days of good racing at the
me t here, beginning September 26.
LATEST BIG STRIKE.
Ore in the Minneapolis Runs
$1550 in Gold.
One of the finest strikes of the year
was recently made In the Minneapolis
mine, on Cracker creek, within a quarter
of a mile of the town of Bourne. The
property is under bond to E. Sanderson
Smith and C. II. Penner.
The curious feature is the low values
found during the lirstfew feet of prospect
ing on the lead. In fact, this is character
istic of most of the ')lg leads in the camp
near the surface, and the line showing hi
the Minneapolis will be a great Incentive
to otlters who hold claims in this district.
Another peculiar teature is the fact that
little attention lias been given to this side
of the crcel, many believing the pay ore
was confined to the Nortli Pole Lode, or
the smaller parallel leads close to it.
The formation Is slate and porphyry,
1 but whether the lead is confined (0 the
black slate or in the contact between the
two formations, is not yet determined, but
all present evidence indicates another big
mine for the district.
The developments from the beginning
of work as to the variations in values arc
curious and Interesting. The drilt
tunnel has followed the lead apparently
for 100 feet, and at the breast is now
about 50 feet below the surface. There
was one foot of absolutely barren qnaiu
to begin with. The first assay, twenty
four feet in, gave only 6 cents In gold,
the next Ho cents. The next tests were
52.50, 54.00 and 18.00, up to 512.00 and
Here again a barren streak was en
countered, while the pay streak for the
last fifteen feet, which Is not less than
two and one-half feet in width, and on
the increase, with only one shte
wall hi sight, makes it at once the finest
prospect opened up to date.
T he concentrates from this streak up
to the breast give $i) per ton in gold,
and the crude ore 51,550 per ton. The
pay is decomposed slate and porphyry, I
giving little or no indications to the ee
as to its value, hut in the pan shows gold
as course as that often found in placers.
This lead pans well on the surface hi
places for 3C00 feet, and was recently
turned down by a wise partv who knew
all about It. And such are the mines and
possibilities of Sumpter district.
JOHN l:. Ll-AAND.
O. R. & N's Latest Folder.
The new folder, of the O. R. fc N., on
"Webfoot Bonanzas," have dually been
issued. A number have been received
here. The reading matter was prepared
by Colonel Donan, and that is all that !.-
necessary to be said on that score, which
means tiiat it couldn't be improved on.
The sunject matter is principally a re
vision of what lias been published before,
corrected and brought up to date. It
contains a special article on Sumpter, a
feature not heretofore included in O. R.
& N. literature. The map of the district
is by far the best ever published, con
taining all the principal mines. It was
prepared by P. R. Mlllls, of Baker City.
There have been printed and are now
being distributed all over this continent
116,000 of these folders.
Boston Capitalist Buying a Mine.
E. A. Kingman, of Boston, arrived
here this week and was taken by W. H.
V. Hamilton to the Cable Cove district,
for the purpose of examining the re
cently located Glpsv King claim, which
was bonded to Mr. Hamilton for the
Boston operator and his associates.
They returned from the Cove today,
bringing In some fine samples of the.
Gipsy King ore, which when run, If it
shows the values obtained by former
tests, will determine whether or not the
bond will be taken up. Mr. Kingman Is
a capitalist and one of the heaviest min
ing operators In the Hast, owning with
others large mines in many of the best
districts of the world. His few days stav
has made him favoiablv Imppressed with
what he has seen, and he will remain
long enough now to become more familiar
with the district,
BAKER CITY IRON WORKS.
Will be Ready to Resume Business in a
George I-'. McLynn, proprietor of the
Baker City Iron works, which burned
out a few weeks shke, making a com
plete loss to the owner, with the excep
tion of a slight Insurance, has again, lor
the second time, commenced the erection
of his buildings, and within the present
week will have the foundry depiirtment
ready for casting. A less persistent man
than Mr. McLynn would probably have
given up the effort to succeed, as a bad
job, this being his second fire in two years
which entirely destroyed the plant, and
this time more disastrously than before,
as he had over S8000 worth of orders 011
the books, over 52000 worth of which
were nearly completed and ready fur de
livery. He Is now rushing the new buildings in
which he expects to Install stkh equip
ment as will handle any piece of machin
ery to be made or repaired in the territory
from which his patronage is derived.
T he worst loss sustained was probably in
the patterns, w huh are the most difficult
part of a machine w or ks and foundry to
T he contractors for the new opera house
at Raker placed a 5i2oo older this week
for architectural iron; the water works
people also have a l.uge older in, and but
few of (lie orders on the hooks hetoie the
lire have been canceled, so that Mr. Mc
Lynn has enough business in sight to
warrant his early resumption as quickly
as possible, without the assistance ol
Baker City money, which was withheld
Irom him when he must needed it.
He says that the hulk ol his business
comes from the Sumpter district and that
but slight encouragement need have been
offered to have changed the location of
the new works to this camp. His latest
structure will occupy fully 100 square leet
mure ground than the old.
Goss Bank Building at Canyon.
President Goss, of the Bank of Sump
ter, has had plans drawn for the building
which lie will erect at Canyon City. It
will be built entirely of stone and used
exclusively for a bank. The interior is
conveniently arranged and the front is ot
handsome design. No bank in eastern
Oregon will have a more elegant home.
It will be 22 by 25 feet in sie.
LOST. Between Granite and Sumpter
Sunday, five samples of ore tied in one
sack, and sampler's pick. Parties finding
same will bestow u favor by sending to
All kind of cake, pies bread etc., at
Breclitel's bakery, opposite the depot.
All orders filled promptly.