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About The Sumpter miner. (Sumpter, Or.) 1899-1905 | View Entire Issue (March 13, 1901)
THE SUMPTER MINER
SUMPTER, OREGON, MARCH ij, 1901
ORGANIZED TO DEVELOP PROP
ERTIES IN CABLE COVE.
The "Constellation" Owns Ten Full Claims
Near the Gipsy King Something of the
Property and Work Already Done Half
the Stock, 500,000 Shares, Placed in the
Another large mining company has been
organized to develop a group of ten claims
in the Cable Cove district. The name of
the company Is the Constellation Gold
Mines company and is incorporated for
$1,000,000, with a like number of shares
of the par value of one dollar each. The
principal office is at Sumpter and the first
directors are W. M. Rumery, A. P. Goss,
J. E. Reed, John F. Cupid and Eugene
Bartholf. Officers have been elected as
follews: J. E. Reed, president; John F.
Cupid, vice president; A. P. Goss, treas
urer; W. E. Davidson, secretary, and
Eugene Bartholf, general manager.
1 he property In question is situated on
the well known Big Limber creek in the
Cable Cove district, where it has been
demonstrated that there are valuable
mines. The ten claims include the Morn
Ing Star, Evening Star, North Star. May
flower and Lucky Kid, each of which are
on the main vein, covering 7,500 feet of
ground. On the Evening Star an open
cut has been run on the vein for eigiity
feet, showing a face at the end of the cu'
of eight feet of solid quart, and at this
point has about 3$ feet of backs. An 8o
foot crosscut tunnel about 200 feet west of
the open cut referred to, cuts the ledge
and shows the same general character of
ore. The vein matter at this point Is well
in place, with well defined hanging and
loot walls. About 200 feet west from the
crosscut tunnel is started what is known
as the general working tunnel, through
which to develop the mine. This tunnel
is in about 3; feet and Is 4x6; feet. The
development on the Evening Star will be
done through this tunnel and it Is In
tended to prosecute that rapidly.
One thousand feet of tunnel will de
velop about 600 feet of backs. The mill,
reduction works, or concentrator, will be
located near the north end of this tunnel.
A crosscut tunnel has been run on the
Morning Star about 100 feet east from the
open cut referred to on the Evening Star,
which is now about 40 feet in length and
cuts the vein, showing again the same
character of ore as in the open cut, with
about eight feet of solid quart, matter.
The Mayflower vein shows the same
ore as in both the Evening and Morning
Star properties. The Mayflower and
North Star have only the assessment
work done, but with even this small
amount, shows the same character of ore
as the Evening and Morning Star vein.
The Luckv Kid claim, which is on the
extreme east end of the Constellation
group, also shows a large, strong vein of
the same character and nature as the
Evening and Morning Star. An open cut
of about 30 feet has been run on the same,
exposing a vein fully eight feet in width;
In fact the vein on the claims above men
tioned can be readily traced along the sur
face from the extreme east end of the
Lucky Kid to the western end of the
North Star claim.
The physical conditions of the Lucky
Kid claim are admirable for developing
with a tunnel. In fact, more than foot for
foot of backs can be gained for every foot
of tunnel driven, and It is the purpose of
the company to commence work on the
tunnel of this claim at about the same
time as work Is started on the Evening
Concerning the other claims constitu
ting the Constellation group; while min
eral has been found thereon, sufficient
work has never yet been done to require
special mention at this time.
The assays, so far as have been taken
to date, and of which there are many, from
the different workings on the vein, will
show an average value of between $14
and Ji 5 per ton. These values consist
principally of gold, copprr and silver,
though some show very well In lead. The
conditions, generally, present a most prom
ising mining proposition.
A water right, known as the Evening
and MornlngStar ditch, has been acquired,
the same being taken out at the junction
of the east and west branches of Big Lim
ber creek, which will afford ample power
for all machinery in the wav of mills, re
duction works, etc., that tiie company
may decide to be necessiry. There Is an
abundance ot timber and a good wagon
road at small expense, on a fairly easy
grade, can be extended from the Califor
nia mine to these properties. In fact, it
may be safely said that with the activity
now being shown along Big Limbercreek,
a wagon road will be constructed as soon
as weather will permit, by this company.
The value of these ores and the facilities
for handling same is certainly an inviting
proposition; one which should commend
its self to the most conservative.
The company has started out to de
velop and push to successful termination
this enterprise. Of the one million shares
of stock five hundred thousand shares
have been placed in the treasury for de
velopment. Tills is a radical but most
wholesome innovation on the methods too
often adopted by many mining companies,
where more than half the capitalization is
set aside for promotion and the remainder
of the so-called treasury shares is used for
the purchase of the property. 1 he whole
thing in a nut shell may he summed up
about thus. Th e Constellation company
owns absolutely a tine group of properties
developed sufliciently to prove the con
tinuity of a big strong vein of almost 1 'S
miles In length. I lie assays demonstrate
the fact that there are ample values In the
ores when treated by concentration and
the facilities for cheaply treating the same
are almost perfect. A limited amount of
the treasury stock is to be placed on the
market, to be used only for the purpose
and none other of developing thr
properties and in offering this to the pub
lic the company can say to purchasers
that it owns the property and there is not
one dollar of debt against it. The public
is simply asked to come in and help de
velop the property and provide a develop
ment fund for the erection of machinery,
etc., for the treatment of the ores.
1 ne uirccmry is cnmposeu hi men 01
good standing and mining experience and
ability and will assist in proving the
Cable Cove district to b: what Is claimed
for it, one of the best In eastern Oregon.
1 ins is tne nurd large company to tie or
ganized within a few months to operate
on Big Limber creek; I. e. the Boston and
Oregon Gold Mines company, of Boston,
operating the Gipsy Queen group; the
Gipsy King Gold Mines -company, of
Sumpter, operating the group of that
name on the opposite side of Big Limber
creek, and now The Constellation Gold
Mines company, of Sumpter; all of which
properties are within a stone throw of
each other and all of which will be active
ly worked all summer and doubtless from
that time on indefinitely.
Bald Mountain Mill's First Run.
The Bald Mountain Mining company's
mill began its first run on ore Saturday
and was still crushing rock yesterday.
General Manager McCallum says that the
mill worked as well, If not a trifle better
than new machinery eenerallv docs. The
stamps are pounding on an average run of
ore, the object being at present more to
get tne machinery properly adjusted than
to see how much gold can he taken out.
Mr. McCallum brought in the monthly
cleanupfrom the Mammoth mill last week,
but would not say more than that the re
sult was entirely satisfactory.
Mrs. Barbara Duckworth Entertains.
Mrs. Barbara Duckwoith gave a most
pleasant whist party to some thirty of her
friends last Friday night, at Iter residence
on North street. First and second prizes
were awarded the good and bad players.
Refreshments were served at the end of
the games, vocal and instrumental music
was rendered by several of the guests,
and an enjoyable evening spent by all.
The Capital hotel, under the manage
ment of Mrs. Tedrowe, serves special
Sunday dinners. Families should take
advantage of this. Best table board in
town. Try It.
Never falls Giant powder.
Owner of the Badger Mine In Town.
S. R. Porter, of Sun Francisco, arrived
here yesterday on Ills way to the Badger
mine, at Susanville, of whlcn property he
Is one of the principal owners. Air. Porter
Is of the firm of Porter & Chenev, San
Francisco stock brokers, mine owners and
operators. One of many of their mines Is
the Wildman and Mahoney, at Sutter
Creek, California, where they have 80
stamps dropping. Mr. Porter and associ
ates have owned the Badger mine only
about eighteen months, but hi this time
have done a vast amount of work and at
present sixty men are employed In devel
opment. The product of the mine is
shipped to the Selby Smelter at San Fran
cisco and satisfactory results are returned,
which even at this stage of development,
more than pays operating expenses. As
soon as warranted, a plant will be In
stalled at the mine to treat the ore, of
which there Is an immense body. Up to
tills time the Badger ore Is the richest in
values in the Susanville district and they
are down only 300 feet. David Ross, the
efliclent superintendent at the Badcer.
has a brother, John Ross, serving In the
same capacity at the Wildman and Ma
honey mines in California.
St. Patrick Ball Saturday Evening.
The members of the Sumpter Brass
band are making great preparations for
their urand ball, to be given S thirdly
night at the opera house. 'I he indications
now are that the house will be crowded.
A large sale of tickets has already been
made and of course more than as many
more will be sold at the door. The boys
have faithfully practised every night and
are able to render some very good music.
Till: AUNLK is asked to announce that on
Saturday afternoon the band will render
the following street pregram:
Mircli, "Oliln Nitlnml (iuirj" Icin.m
March, "Clnclnn ill VolUllati" . .. Woi-l
Tmo Slop, "Triumph int" SlililrnN'tKir
March, "llont-)inoiih Kouy
Two Step, "k'intiickj Hells". Vaunt
Overture, "llinJ"k Livurite" Ii-jimii
Mirch. ".nalr Troop II" . ll)im-
They will first play at the depot corner,
then 011 the three main street corners, com
menting at the lower corurr and winding
up at the corner of Till: MlNhK ollicc.
Machinery for the Quebec Stuck In the Mud
J. W. Carr, owner of the Quebec mine
at Alamo, left last Saturday for the east
to attend to some Important business oc
casioned tiy the death of his late partner,
S. N. Ferris, who recently died hi Cat
forula. He reported while here the com
pletion of the sawmill plant, which will at
once start cutting timbers for the con
struction of the new building and stamp
mill. Part of this machinery has reached
life mine, while the remainder Is "stuck"
a few miles this side of its destination and
will be unloaded and a shed built over It
until the roads are in condition to liuKh
the trip. The Granite road in Grant
county Is nearly as good as the Bouaua
road in both Baker and Grant counties.
Death of "Uncle" Woodruff.
The remains of the late N. W. Wood
ruff were burled yesterday alternuon in
the Sumpter cemetery, under the direction
of the local members of the Grand A: my,
of which organization deceased was a
member. A squad from Sumpter cavalry,
Troob B, O. N. G., also accompanied the
funeral cortage to the ground, where a
military salute was fired over the grave.
Rev. James Byers delivered the funeral
sermon. Mr. Woodruff was a man well
advanced In years, concerning whom only
kind words could ever be heard or said.
But little has been learned to date of his
relatives and that of an Indennaie nature.
He leaves some property here, for which
an administrator Is to be appointed. Tho
Case Furniture company performed the
undertaking service. The pupils of the
public school, where lie was janitor,
passed the following resolutien: Where
as, the Ruler of the Universe, In His In
finite wisdom, has seen tit to remove from
our midst Mr. Woodruff, commonly
known as "Uncle," we hereby reselve:
That we, the pupils of the public schools
of Sumpter, wish to express our deepest
sympathy for our late friend and janitor
of our school, who has served us to the
best of his ability, and shown to us every
St. Patrick Gold Mining Company Here.
Articles for the incorporation of the St.
Patrick Gold Mining company have been
forwarded to the secretary of state at
Salem. The Incorporators are all Sump
ter men, as follews: P. D. Healy, M. M.
Flynn, F. W. Northup, Thomas Moore,
Valentine Frlsch and J. W. Ilton. The
company will be organized In a few days
to operate three promising claims just
above the Fills and Downle placers west
of town. Till: Ml.NhR, as usual, Is print
ing the prospectus, stock certificates, sta
tionery, etc., for the new company, as It
also is for thiee others now being and
recently formed here.
Local Carrie Nation Threatens to Smash.
Mrs. Kitchen, a worthy woman, has
notilied all the saloonkeepers not to sell
her son, a minor, any liquor and thr- gam
bling house managers not to permit him
to play. She stated hi 'I III- MINI l( ollicc
yesterday that they had disregarded her
warning once and that she had just given
a second verbal notilicatlon, supplemented
by a tip that unless her words are heeded
she twill start out 011 a Carrie Nation
crusade and with her hatchet smash Into
kindling wood all the saloon and gam
bling fixtures In this camp.
Miss Kicliirdson, the milliner, has re
turned here and secured the rooms on the
corner of Mill and Sumpter streets, op
posite the Bank of Sumpter, where she
will open an elegant and stylish line of
spring millinery Friday of tills week.
Every lady in Sumpter and vicinity Is in
vited to attend.
Strout, assayer, 361 Bennett Ave., Crip
ple Creek, established in Coloiadn in 1K76,
gold (crucible assay), ;oc; gold and silver,
75c; gold, silver, copper, $1.50; forty years
The Capital Hotel Is again under the
management of Mrs. George B, Tedrowe,
which fact guarantees the best of service
to all patrons.
The I irge and commodious club rooms
of Dunphy & Gertridge are headquarters
for mining and cnmmerci.il men.
At the Club saloon, Uuiiphy & Gert
ridge serve a line of goods equal to any
that money will buy.
'I hose who know the comforts of a good
hotel, always patronie 1 he Capital; Mrs.
G. B. Tedrowe, proprietor.
Prompt attention to orders for cut flow
ers and floral pieces. City Green House
Baker City, Oregon.
Only the best brands of liquors and
cigars at the Club saloon of Dunphy &
1 he best Is always cheapest buy Giant
to depend upon Giant