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About The Sumpter miner. (Sumpter, Or.) 1899-1905 | View Entire Issue (Oct. 3, 1900)
Wednesday, O:tober j, 1900
THE SUMPTER MINER.
e OPENINGUP MINES.
Some Great Work Being Done
in This District.
The nearest paving mines to Sumpter
are those of the Cracker Creek district.
On the North Hole mine, which Is at the
north end of the ptlncip.il mineral zone In
this vicinity, nnd about seven miles from
here, there has been gooJ progress. The
owners of this property are Alexander
Baring, of London, England, and his cous
in, Mr. Baring-Gould. They have held
the property for the past three and a half
years and some important developments
have been done. There are three tunnels
from 400 to 1800 feet in length. It Is on
the North Pole that the greatest depth in
the district has been attilneJ 1020 feet.
At one point In this shatt seven feet of ore
assayed 542 per tun. The ore in the face
of the principal tunnel runs J16 per ton.
Fifty men are employed on the property
wud the ore is reduced h n 10 stamp mill
and 20 ton cyanide phnt.
Adjoining ths North Pole on the south
is the Excelsior and Eureka, commonly
known as the E. & E. which was worked
for several years and which has produced
sight and which are about to erect reduc
tion plants. Among these are the Mam
moth and Gold Mountain, upon which to
stamp and 20 stamp mills are to be elected
respectively. The lbe., another, has
done over 3)00 feet of tunnel work and
has )6,coo tons of ore In sight. The Gold
Boy, adjoining the Boniuza on the one
side and the Richmond on the other, is one
of the promising younger mines.
1 here has been a large amount of de
velopment and prospecting work done on
other properties and the outlook for the
district was never more promising. It is,
however, emphatically not n poor man's
camp. Ii takes a good deal of money to
make a mine here, but once the ore bodies
are reached they improve with depth. The
pay mines are held at from one to three
minion dollars eacn.
The 4o-ton smelter built here by a St.
Louis company and managed bv Mein
hard & Laughlin, has just completed Its
second successful run on ores from this
district. It was a success in every way.
Correspondence from Sumpter to the
ITS FOUNDER AGAIN IN CHARGE.
John Bohrimn It Now Making Beer at
John hohrmau, who established the
brewer here and built up an excellent
hnclnti II1iii nut lust Mirlnt' Is .ivalli
11,600.000. Its deepest workings are 200 , wh , institution. i the capacity of
.1 .. .... .cascu ;h ui.icmii nines brewer, Hs is known to be an expert In
his business and never lets a keg of beer
leave the establishment that is not just
what it ought to be.
A. W. Ellis, president of the reorgan
ized company, will devote his time to its
business affairs, supervising the office
work, directing the finances auJ pushing
the sale of its products.
There is, therefore, no doubt of the
further success of this institution, with
two such popular gentlemen In charge of
its affairs. This local institution deserves
home patronage and the excellent beer
turned out places this patronage on a
purely business basis.
una w. is closed uown apout a year ago.
It is tatri) on good authority that a deal
for it is pending, whLh, If It goes through,
will so in put it in the ranks of the payers
again. It has a 2o-stainp mill of 70 tons
Adjoining the E. Hi E. on the south is
the Columbia, one of the best mines in
the district. Its greatest depth by shaft
is 500 feet, at which point a station Is be
ing cut. There is also a tunnel, the face
f which Is 600 feet below the surface. It
lias been worked by Its present owners for
the past three years, who employ at pres
ent 70 men and reduce $0 tons of fi6 ore
per day. It has 20 stamps and a cyanide
Adjoining the Columbia Is the Golconda,
which has beeuhrlJ by its present owners
(or a little more than two years. It Is in
first-class shape and has a 20-Mamp and
Bryan mill with a dailv capacity of 65
tons. The ore averages Si 2 per ton. Its
deepest shatt is not yet down 400 feet.
From 70 to 80 men are employed.
West of the Golconda and within three
miles 01 Granits is the Cougar, which has
attained a depth of 2 so feet and whose
res are treated altogether by cyn.idiug.
The cynade plant has a capacity ot 60
tons and the ore averages f 14 per
Twenty men are employed.
About four miles southwest of Granite
Is the Red Boy, which has just gorou the
ground boilers with a capacity of $00
horse-power and a 300 horse power hoit.
A three-compartment shaft has been
started, which will be sunk 1000 feet.
The greatest depth is 400 feet and about
70 tons of io ore is being extracted and
teducedbya 3ostamp mill and six ton
Cyanide plant. When the new shaft is
completed and the proper connections
made the mine will have a capacity ot 200
tons pel day.
Southeast of the Red Boy about six
dies is the Bonanza, which has been
operated by various patties for nearly 20
years. It has at times been badly man
aged, but is nevertheless still a good mine.
It has a 4o-stamp mill with a capacity uf
80 to 100 tons. At present it is running
at one-halt its capacity and leJuJug '
about 50 tons of fi2 ore daily. J
' These are the principal pay mines in ,
the district. In addition to these there are
several other smaller properties which
seuJ their proJuct either to the Sumpter
smelter or to the sampling works in
k Besides the paying mines there are sev
eral others which have pay shoots in
Stockholders Inspecting the Standard.
Zoeth Houser, of thr Standard mine, ac
companied by T. J. Kirk, ot Athena, J.
W. Crow, of Pendleton, J. A. Wilson, of
Portland, and a Mr. Riordan, of Butte,
Montana, came up Sunday afternoon and
left Monday morning by private convey
ance for Qaartburg, where the property
U located. With the exception of the lat
ter mined, thre men are all stockholders
in the Stand ird.
Thrown From Buggy and Injured.
One night last week, as Messrs. Geiser
Williams were coming to town from
HoiiMiiia mine, they were thrown
from the buggy and the lattrr was badly
cut and bruised about the face and body,
though 110 bones were broken nor other
serious injury sustained. Mr. Williams
was superintendent ot the Bonanza when
that property was owned by the Geiser
The lawn sprinkling hours are from 6
to 0 o'clock p. in. Consumers are res
tricted to their own grounds, and will not
be permitted to sprinkle the public streets.
Running water through an open hose at
any other hour than those mentioned,
cannot be allowrd. The water will be
"shut off" whenever these rules are vio
lated. SUMPTER WATLR CO.
Commencing Thursday, October 4, I
will turnlsh private board to a limited
number of parties. Meals will be served
on the home plan and strictlv home cook-1
' lug. For terms enquire of Mrs. E. Brit
ten, two doors west of electric light power
Economy Gasoline Gas Lamps, cheap.
Enquire at MINER office. i
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