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About The Sumpter miner. (Sumpter, Or.) 1899-1905 | View Entire Issue (July 9, 1902)
BIG BUNCH OF BOOMS
SOME GIGANTIC ENTERPRISES IN
PROCESS OF INCUBATION.
North Pole to Build That Electric Line
Refreshing Rail Road Rumor Sev
eral Big Mining Dealt On The
Wcycrbauscrt Scrlpplng Timber Landi.
Not in till the history of modern east
cru Oregon has there boon ho much in
dustrial netivity iih ut the present time;
ho ninny gigantic enterprises in process
of consummation or incubation, tracked
by men of brnliiH, business discretion
and ample capital. Here in Sumpter
during the pant few 1hvh there Iiiih Ix'cn
no little suppressed excitement. Tliouir
Ih full of nullum of big deals.
PerhnpH the most important of nil,
the one that has doubtless taken moHt
definite shaM, Ih unrest ol being curried
through to success, in the building of the
long talked 'of and longed for electric
road from Sumpter to the Cracker Crock
and Cable Cove district!. At tho last
meeting of the city council Tom Mc
Kwen asked for a franchise to operuto
an electric lino through the streets of
Sumpter. It Ih true that this !h nothing
new ; it Iiiih been roiieutedly done before
and the desired franchise granted, but
this time it looks iih if the road Ih going
to lie built. Mr. McKwen says it will
be, but declines to say who his backers
are. Tint Minkr Ih informed, on reliable
authority, that the North Pole eoplo
are going to do it. Tho output of the
mine for one month would build and
equip the road. Mr. McKwen and one
or two other gentlemen .own the right-of-way,
This is 'the short of a long
Then there Ih a railroad rumor that
Tug Minkh knows more about than it
can tell at this time. It will leave the
O. It. & N. at Huntington and build to
ward Sumpter. The contract pledging
the transportation business of thin town
and djstrict for ten yearn, mention of
which we made in these columns two
weeks since, will be presented to the
projectors and it will come pretty near
guaranteeing the erection of a depot on
the Ellis addition, west of Powder
The moat encouraging feature of all,
however, is found in the fact that men
famous in the wrld of finance, who com
mand millions of money, have their rep
resentatives here looking for invest
ments. For instance :
Arthur Hill, who owns the Ibex, is
expected to arrive in a day or two, to
meet a representative of F. W. Bradley,
Mr. Yost, now here, to arrange for the
transfer of that property. This deal was
mentioned in Tub Minkr several weeks
since Mr. Bradley owns the Bunker
Hill-Sullivan, in Idaho, the Tacoma
smelter and recently bought the Badger.
SUMPTER, OREGON, JULY 9, 1902
He is one of the most extensive and suc
cessful mining operator in the west.
A representative of Captain Delamar,
one of the mining kingH of the world,
has been in the district for ten days piiHt.
He has bonded one property and will
have an engineer of fume here in a cou
ple of weeks to examine another. Names
of men and proerties are here omitted
for obvious reasons, but this statement
is an unadorned fact.
One of the largest producing mines in
tho district, one that the public thinks
can not be bought, has virtually been
sold. The owners had no desire to part
with it, but the offer made by one of
the strongest syndicates, financially, in
America was too tempting to be re
fused. The price agreed iiioii Ih credi
tably reported to be three million dot
hus. General Warren will arrive in Sump
ter in a few days accompanied by ex
United States Senator Ieo Mantle, of
Montana, a mining plunger, who will
do things in u hurry and on n gigantic
scale when lie gets started. His oxcrt
has been here for a week, examining a
It has been previously stated that
Captain Wood is here as the representa
tive of Gates, the steel magnate.
And last, but not least, the Weyer
banners, the acknowledged largest tim
ber land owners and lumber manufac
turers in the world, have five cruisers ut
work in country contiguous to Sumpter,
selecting mid scrippiug pine lauds.
Wont tiny give the Salt l.nko moss
backs n jolt when they get a good start?
Friday U Now Ready for Inspection.
Otto Herlockcr had a letter from
SuK!rintentlent Grifllth, of the Friday
mine, Monday, stating that tho work
ings have all been cleaned out, that
everything Ih in satisfactory condition,
and that Nell J. SoreiiMsn can now bring
out prospective investors ut any time.
He can show them what the Friday
actually is and demonstrate the ac
curacy of all liis statements regarding
the property. Much ore has fallen
down in the stopes, saving the work of
blasting, and revealing some very rich
rock. Mr. Sorenscn will accompany a
party of capitalists to the mine on his
return from Portland.
Rich Ore 00 300-Foot Level.
Word was received here yesterday
that a rich ore body had been broken
into 011 the 300-foot level of the Gol
conda. Mayor Bobbins stated to a
Minkk man today that the rock assays
$04, and that Superintendent Meikle is
of the opinion that It is a continuation
of the shoot currying the fabulously rich
ore found on the 200 foot level. At the
last account received from the mine it
had not been penetrated far enough to
determine tills fact definitely. It is a
"big thing," however, ut even $100.
The most powerful and popular explo
sivt (Slant towder.
j Best brands ol cigars ut Hoffman's
TALK OF THE TOWN.
A. .1. Trimble left hist week for a trip
east, as far us Chicago.
Mr. and Mrs. Nell J. Sorenscn are in
Portland this week. They are exacted
home in a few days.
Tom Gray has made u sale of a min
ing proterty to New York parlies, on
which a large amount of money has
P. J. Grilllu, former owner nf the
Capital hotel, left today for his home at
Pine creek, after visiting awhile with
P. I). Ilealy.
C. 1. Flyun, the well known cigar man
of Baker City, was a visitor this week
in the Sumpter district, lie has just
returned from u three months trip east.
Attorney Richards Iiiih been retained
by the city council to collect street im
provement tuxes. The first rase will lie
brought against the Sumpter Valley
railroad, unless thut company puuglen
in a day or two.
Andy Stinson will iiHk tho council at
the meeting this evening (or un electric
light franchise. There is a scrap on be
tween the Hotel Sumpter management
and the Klectric Light company regard
ing the price of lights.
P. A. Brudy, Hiicriutendciit of the
Belcher group, in the Greenhorns, scnt
the Fourth in Sumpter, returning to the
mine Monday. He says that property
is looking well and that a mill will ho
erected there this year.
Seymour II. Bell returned Monday
(nun u trip to New York and other
eastern cities. Ah he refused to ho in
terviewed on the objvet of the trip and
the success attained, it would be well
(or the public to keep its eye on him.
Judge Kvuns has taken otllces in the
Gleasou block, corner of Granite and
Center streets, where he dlseiiseH jus
lice, ufllxcH his notarial seal, gives ad
vice on love and business affairs, tells a
good story well and entertains his visi
W. A. McNuughtou, of Sun Francisco,
huslieen in Sumpter and surrounding
districts for ten duys utst. He is pleased
with the country, and ufter u flying trip
home will return and remain here. He
is u mining man of exierience, and has
bonded u proerty that he will develop.
Dr. William II. Heppe, of Mount
Pleasant, Iowa, has arrived in Sumpter
and accepted a ositiou with Killeu,
Warner A Stewart. He will edit their
paper and look ufter the preparation of
their other advertising literature. His
family will come to Sumpter later, to
Will Build Another Brick Block.
David Wilson yesterday notified Tiik
Minkk management that this ollice will
have to bu moved, us ho had completed
arrangements to erect on the lot u brick
block. It will be 50x100 feet In size.
When Mr. Wilson left here yesterday
afternoon, it was his intention to mako
it only one story high, hut since then
several of the fraternal order have ap
pointed a joint committee to consult
with him uud see if arrangements can
not be made ti build on another story,
which they will rent for lodge purposes.
All of the rooms on the ground lloor, us
now planned, have Is'cu rented. Mayor
Bobbins has secured the corner room
and the one adjoining, which he will
occupy both as an ollice and n residence.
This will lie the handsomest suit of of
fices in town.
J. J. Pe'nhale Returns to Sumpter.
.1. .1. Peuhule, of Sherhrooke, Canada,
who oMruted in this district two yearn
ago. arrived in Sumpter yesterday, com
ing here from Arizona. He Is Interested
in the Bunker Hill, near the Iltex, and
also the Keystone-Belle, near the Bo
nanza. He and A. I.. McKwen went to
the former prinwrty tislay. It is very
probable that work will bo resumed
there at an early date. Mr. Penhalula
IHtrsonally a courteous gentleman and
an excellent business muii; ho ropro
resonts "gcMsl coplo" of large mean
mid it is hoped that he will beeomo re
identified with Sumpter and this min
ing district. Ho will prove a valuable)
Superintendent for the Western Union.
(). F. I.lndley, lute sniierinteiident at
the Princess Maud mine, ut lt public,
Washington, and formerly with the l.oy
tier Power Drill company, arrived last
Monday uud will have charge of tho
work to Ito done by the Western Union
Mining uud Development company on
the North Pole ledge, over on Hock
creek. Manager Hilliker says Mr. Dud
ley Ih a gentleman well up in his profes
sion and will prove to ho n valuable man
for the district, us well us his compuny.
Both came down from the procrty yca
terduy. Mr. Hilliker left on the after
noon train for Spokane and Mr. I.lndley
returned to the mine today.
Three Shifts at Oregon Mocarch.
Siicrlutoudcnt Tom Motlitt, of tho
Oregon Monarch, wus in town Monday.
He reports that he is now working threo
eight hour shifts, ten men in all, driving
the new crosscut tunnel us rapidly om
)Missible. It is now 150 feet in, with sev
eral prospecting crosscuts. He hotes to
cut the main ledge ut an early day, and
says that when that is accomplished,,
the Oregon Monarch will Im u mine, lie
cause great depth will then have been,
Found Strange Underground Crevice.
W. Allen and .1. Barns, who are de
veloping the Kliulierly group in Deer
Creek district, when at u depth of four
teen feet struck u crevice 10 inches widu
and of unknown depth, but the time
consumed for u stone to reach bottom
indicates that it is at least 100 feet deep.
They are using the crevice as a dump.
They are sinking on the vein with val
ues ut the present depth of between
seven uud eight dollars.