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About The Sumpter miner. (Sumpter, Or.) 1899-1905 | View Entire Issue (March 20, 1901)
THE SUMPTER MINER
SUMPTER, OREGON, MARCH 20, 1901
SALE OF MAGNOLIA
NOW BEING CONSUMMATED IN
English Syndicate Which Formerly Held the
Mine Under Bend the Purchaser! Claims
Against the Property Paid Monday
Extensively Developed and Equipped
With a Mill.
The Magnolia, a good property, which
has had all kinds of bad luck under bonds
and options and pending sales during the
past year, It is reliably reported, has
finally been sold. The English syndicate,
headed by Captain O'Bly, of Liverpool,
whose local representative is Mr Balm
forth, now operating the Little Giant, is
The same people had the mine under
bond once before, did considerable devel
opment work and erected a mill, but failed
to make the payments as they became due
and finally, after having secured several
extensions, threw up the bond.
Al Jones, one of the priiicip.il owners,
has been in Baker City several days ar
ranging the terms of the sale. Yesterday
afternoon the papers had not been signed,
though no hitch had occurred and it was
thought the deal would be consummated,
without doubt. The figures involved are
reported to be $60,000. No word has
been received here today regarding the
Monday a number of claims against the
property, mostly for labor, were paid.
This would indicate that the sale is prac
The men who are buying the Ataguolia
have unlimited means and will doubtless
operate the mine on an extensive scale.
No explanation has ever been offered why
they falltd to take up the bond which they
Manager McCallum Is Going East.
General Manager McCallum, of the
Bald Mountain and Mammoth companies,
expects to leave in a few days for the east,
to consult with lib principals, who reside
in Massachusetts. Mr. McCallum has
doubtless spent more money in intelligent
mining development in this district during
the past year than any other operator in
the eastern Oregon gold held., and has
made a really splendid showing for the
money and time expended. Both prop
erties which he has managed are now pro
dncers, with mills in operation and an en
tirely satisfactory monthly output of gold
bullion. And yet he has other and larger
plans in mind for the future, which will
doubtless soon be matured. It is a matter
of serious regret that such an enterprising
and successful mining man should have
recently been made the special target of
the knockers' attacks, a man who is
worth a train load of his detractors to any
community or company which is fortunate
enough to secure his services. He will be
here producing gold when they are swing
ing their hammers in others fields.
GrUuly Mining Company's New Officers.
The Grizzly Gold Mining company held
a stockholder's meeting In Portland last
Friday, at which time an election of offi
cers took place as follews: Dr. Parker,
president; Harvey Beckwith, vice presi
dent; both of Portland; R. C. Pentland,
secretary, (re-elected); P. D. Healy, treas
urer; L. C. Beckwith, superintendent.
The last named three are residents of
Sumpter. It Is not known definitely now
what the intentions of the company are,
but it Is not likely it will let this property
remain idle much longer, when it is very
probable that a mine is in sight, with de
velopment under the right management.
GENERAL WARREN IN TOWN.
Will Let Contract for 409 More Feet of
Tunnel on the Diadem.
General Warren arrived in Sumpter
yesterday, quite unexpectedly. A sight
of him is good for the sore eyes, and to
listen to one of his private office speeches,
eulogizing this mining district and re
moving the epidermis from the local
knockers, Is to have the cockle of the
heart warmed to a radient degree.
He had not expected to leave Butte so
soon, but the contract fonrunnlng $00 feet
of tin crosscut tunnel in the Diadem was
finished ahead of time, so lie came over to
arrange for continuing that good work.
Tills work was accomplished In just
seventy days, remarkable quick progress.
The purpose of tills tunnel Is to get under
the rich pay shoot encountered hi the
shaft, high above. According to the sur
vey, 409 more feet must be diiven to cut
ledge at that point. If the values found
in the shaft better than 1 100 a ton net,
after paying transportation and reduction
charges are maintained at tills depth and
there is anv considerable body of ore, the
Diadem will be the richest mine, not only
in Oregon, but the West. The contract
for continuing the work will be let with
Regarding the Townslte company's af
fairs, they are in a chaotic condition and
some weeks will be required to straighten
them out. When this is accomplished
the General will return to Sumpter and
give the proposition a boost skyward.
He says this is the best undeveloped,
almost unexplored, mining region in the
wotld today and that sooner or later
miners and capitalists must necessarily
rush In here and take advantage of the
the splendid opportunities presented. All
the country needs, lie says, is tn rid itself
of the Oregon hoodoo; if our mineral de
posits were in Montana, 100,000 busy
people would be In the camps and hills In
side of twelve months. Considerable
Montana money has already been in
vested here and more will be during the
Liberty Bell's New Superintendent.
General Manager Polndexter has ap
pointed E. C. Smith superintendent of the
Liberty Bell Consolidated mines at Alamo.
Mr. Smith was f urine, ly foreman of the
Consolidated Bonanza and under Ills di
rection the richest ore body ever found in
the mine was uncovered. The Liberty
Bell is making a line showing and it is
not unlikely that Mr. Smith will duplicate
his performance at the Bonanza.
Lessons in Lace.
Mrs. Marsh, next door to MINER office,
will give practical insttuctions in tace
work. Materials and hundreds of pat
terns to select from.
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.
The large and commodious club rooms
of Dunphy & Gertridge are headquarters
for mining and commercial men.
T. G. Harrison, agent for Giant Pow
Use Giant powder, fuse and caps.
Never falls Giant powder.
Tunnel to Cut the Ledge to Be
Completed in 40 Days.
At a meeting of the directors of the
Gipsy King Gold Mines company, held
Monday evening, a contract for driving
seventy-five feet ol tunnel was awarded to
W. M. Uumery, S. Harrison and A. C. Ot
ness, who have been doing considerable
work of tills kind in the Cable Cove dis
trict this winter.
President Birtholf thinks that the vein
will be cut in about sixty feet; though, of
course, this depends somewli.it on its dip.
Seventy five feet is almost sure to reach
the ledge. The contract lequlres that the
work be completed in forty days. It will
probably be commenced tomorrow.
The plan of development will be to
drive this tunnel straight into the iiiiiun
tain on the ledge. Where it will be cut
will give a depth of forty feet and when
drifting commences something more than
a foot of depth will be gained (or every
two feet driven, making development
e.isy and cheap. There is perhaps not
another property in eastern Oregon that
can be determined definitely whether or
not it is a mine with the expenditure of
so small an amount of money.
But the men who own the Gipsy King
have no doubts on this point. The ledge
lias been stripped for 200 leet and located
by open cuts across the length of two
claims. Hveryw here good values have
been obtained, the lowest ass.iy having
returned f 14 K4 In gold and silver, the
highest f4; 20, with an average of more
than 522 all from surface nJ.
Ollicers of the company state that there
is now plenty ol inniiev in th" treasury to
complete the work planned for the Imme
diate future ami tint there is an active
demand for thestoik.
Coolgardle Smith Wins $7,500.
A pressdispatcli from Vancouver, II. C,
dated March 15, contains tills mcntiniinf
a former well known resident ol Sumpter:
"Coolgardle" Charlie Smith, a light
weight prie fighter, well known in San
Francisco and other coast cities, nude a
big clean-up in Vancouver in two poker
games this week. He stood winner by
$7,500 when he lei t for the south this
morning. Part of the money was won In
a game In which several prominent chili
men were heavy losers. At the Balmoral,
a down town resort, last night he won
1 1,240. He started with 540 1 11 bl.uk jack,
winning five bets in succession, leaving
his money on the table each time. 1 lieu
he went against a roulette wheel, and in a
short time won something over $4,000.
Unfortunately for the gambler, part of the
money was paid in checks, and the cash
ing of these was stopped the next morn
ing. "Coolgardle" Smith made himself
famous and won Ills name by cleaning up
$28,000 In a poker game In Australia.
Fire in the Tenderloin District.
This morning between two and three
o'clock, Cline's dance hall and the ad
joining building, owned by May Hills,
were discovered to be on lire. The fire
department responded promptly and ex
tinguished the flames, preventing the fire
from spreading, but both buildings are al
most total losses. There is a differance
of opinion as to where the fire originated;
even as to which building. Some think
it was of incendiary origin and was started
between the two. Mr. Cllne had only a
few days since completed extensive Inter
nal Improvements. He estimates Ills loss
at $3000; Insured for f 1500, in the Liver
pool, London and Globe. The Fills
house was a small cottage, wor'h perhaps
1 500. The owner is not now In Sumpter.
Mr. Cllne says that If he can lease the
ground (owned by the Hills woman) on
favorable terms, he will erect a tine build
ing without delay.
Andy Stlnson's Sack Stolen.
Saturday night A. J. Stlnson left his
place of business, having neglected to
put In the safe the s.uk of currency
taken from the gambling tables, contain
ing f )So. Sometime during the night it
was stolen, lid Atassey, who formerly
ran the Allot, was suspected and when lie
left town was anested it Baker City.
He had oulv about eleven dollars on his
person. Of the missing money, $100 was
in sliver, and ollicers think that is hi Ills
trunk, whkh had been shipped to some
point hi Washington. Alassey is held
here, awaiting the arrival of his baggage,
th.it some evidence of Ills guilt may bo
Brass Band Boy's Ball.
The Sumpter Brass band ball, given
Saturday evening In Fills opera house,
was, in the language of the jay reporters
mi the Baker City papers, "the most en
joyable social event of the season." A
large and representative crowd was pres
ent, the bovs spread themselves on the
music and a good time spirit pervaded the
entertainment. A popular ami well pat
rouivd corner of the hall was the artisti
cally decorated booth where lemonade
and sherbert were sold, presided over by
Mesd.imes Brock, Kohhlus and Cailsou.
The receipts from this source added ma
terially in bringing the net profits up to
585, to be applied 011 the uniform fund.
Mr. and Mrs. H. K. Wheeler at Bakcrsfleld.
AUs. Brock received a very Interesting
letter from AUs. 1 1. K. Wheeler Mnml.iy,
dated at Bakerstield, California, where
she and AU. Wheeler are now pleasantly
located. This is the center of the great
oil excitement and Mr. Wheeler lias more
surveying than lie can do. The letter
stated that the town is crowded, that it is
next to impossible to rent a building of
any kind and tliat some people are con
ducting mercantile businesses in rooms on
second lloors. Inconveniences in the
transportation of oil Is the universal
grievance there, for which condition the
Standard OH company receives the blame.
It has a pull with the railroads, as usual,
and Is up to its old tricks again.
New Chief Brewer at the Columbia.
The Sumpter brewery is continually
making Improvements to its well equip
ped plant and lias been turning out a su
perior brew of beer for some months past.
But with a further view of making a still
better 'article of beer, has secured the ser
vices of Charles Zielman, a brewer from
the large establishment of Henry Wcln
hard, at Portland, who arrived here yes
terday and will at once take charge of the
plant, hi the capacity of chief brewer. The
management says it lias a surprise in
store for patrons of the national beverage
Private Tabic Board.
I will furnish private board to a few
desiring such, at my residence on North
street, near Center. Mrs. C. H. Duck
worth. AMss Richardson, the mllliner,announces
that I roin the latter part of this week she
will be constantly receiving new pattern
hats every few days throughout the