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About The Sumpter miner. (Sumpter, Or.) 1899-1905 | View Entire Issue (Jan. 7, 1903)
SUMPTER, OREGON, JANUARY 7, 1903.
RESIGNED FROM '
Other Engagements Cause Neil
J. Sorensen to Turn Over
the Maxwell Mine.
Nesl J. Sorcnsen, of tho linn of Neil .1.
Sorensen Ac Co., Iiiih resigned his posi
tion from this management of the Max
well inino in thu Kock Creek district,
now Wing operated by thu Klkliorn Con
solidated (.Sold Million t'oiiipany of Min
Upon tin) organization of this com
puny, unit tliu taking over of tint Mux
well initio, Mr. Sorensen being one of
tliu huiivii't-t stockholders, accepted tliu
management of tliu Maxwell in thu In
terest, mid at tliu ret nest of tliu eastern
stockholders. Since that tiinu bu Iiiih
given ii great deul of his tiinu mid uttuu
tion to thu affnirH of thu company, iih Iiu
believed tliu .Maxwell would prove u
great mine; under bin management sub
sequent developments have hIiowii con
clusively that thu .Maxwell in not only a
great mine, but in excelled by only a
few In eiiHtern Oregon.
Mr. Sorensen in now at thu mine and
could not bu reached for an Interview,
but Mr. Shclton of his llrm dated to thu
reporter that Mr. Sorensen Iiiih resigned
from thu management of thu Maxwell
for the solu reason that hu wiih unable
to give bin time and attention to thu af
fairs of thu company ; thu business of bin
llrm requires all IiIh tune, and It in not
proper that the energy of any member
of the firm should bu divided. Ity con
tinuing bis management of thu Maxwell
mine, Mr. Sorenneii felt that hu would
not only bu doing an injustice to hia own
interests hut to thu interests of thu Klk
liorn company an well.
W.l. JohiiFou of MinneaiioliH, Min
nesota, treiiHurer of thu Klkliorn coin
puny, wiih in thu city Tuesday, and all
Maxwell mutters wire turned over to
him, and until further arrangeineutH are
made, bu will attend to them in ierHou.
Mr. Sorensen retires from the manage
ment in complete harmony with all
inemWrs of thu company, and predicts
a very successful career for the Klkliorn
No successor ban yet Wen selected,
and in all probability ho will not bu
until Mr. Johnson returns to thu east,
when be will consult with his board of
TiikMinkk regrets to learn of Mr.
Sorensen's resignation iih thu manage
ment of any mine could not bu placed in
better hands, yet wishes tliu Klkliorn
Chage in Sumptcr Forwarding Company.
II. C. Bowers, formerly agent for the
O. It. iSc N. compuny at Haker City, ar
rived in town thin week to take charge
of the business of the Sumpter For-
warding company, which hu and Ills
partners recently purchased. The now
company intends to make some ex
tensive changes in the near future. A
cold storage plant will be added, and in
addition to tliu forwarding business hay,
grain, feed and produce will bu handled.
Thu company is also milking prepara
tions for handling mid shipping ore for
thu various mines in the district, mid
will undoubtedly do a large business in
this line in thu near future.
Dividend on Preferred Stock.
At thu annual meeting of the lted Itoy
Consolidated (Sold Mining company,
held in this city on thu 1st instant, a
dividend of six per cent was declared on
the preferred stock. Thu surplus on
band, after p.tyiug this dividend, was
applied to the development fund.
In Six Months Time it Should
Be a Wonderful
Thu new hoist for thu (iolcomla mine
in now on thu ground and will Im in
working order within thu next ten days.
This will relievo thu congested condition
of affairH underground which have been
retarding thu output of that mine for
In thu language of thu foreman, there
aru "slatherH of ore on every level," and
this oru could not hu handled by the
hoist that Iiiih Ih-cii in use up to the
l-ast mouth, with ten stamps drop
ping, over 100 tons of high gradu con
centrates were produced. Fifteen
stamps aru now at work and in ten
days thu full compliment of thu mill,
twenty stamps, will be in motion.
During the past month drills and
crosscuts on every level have Wen ad
vanced from forty to sevenly-llve feet,
and uery foot drifted on has added to
thu oru reservi'H that were already in
Ah soon as thu new hoist is started,
work will Im- commenced running to
ward the north on the -t(M) and MM) foot
levels, so iih to develop the rich ore
shoots at these depths, which are proven
in all the levels alsive.
When this is done there will be no
question but that thu (Iolcomla will
measure iih much oru in sight iih any of
its great neighliors.
It has Wen recommended that forty
additional stamps I si added to the pres
ent mill equipment, making sixty in
all. Within six months thereafter, it
is predicted Ity those who are osted,
that the Ciolconda will W thu heaviest
producing mine on the coast. Which
also means it will be the biggest divi
NOW IN ORE
Crosscut Through the Big
Vein Penetrates Footwall
Work is being proccutcd vigorously
in three places at the Cracker Kagle
group on thu Mother l.ode. Ami soon
thu company owning this promising
property will decide which is the most
advantageous situ for thu large shaft
which Mill hu sunk so as to thoroughlv
develop thu group.
Something of thu value of the Cracker
Kagle was known back as far as ISS7,
when .loo Mikel and .lames Paine lo
cated the ground. They sunk a shall
thirty feet and did quilu an amount of
surface work, securing values of " and
$8 per ton In gold.
At that time It had not been demon
strated that a few dollars in value on
thu surface of n vein in this district was
it sure indication of exceedingly high
values below, and iih these same parties
in the meantime had found and located
thu Ibex mine, they parted with the
Cracker Kagle for a small sum in com
parison with its worth today.
For the past mouth work has Wen
prosecuted under thu direction of W. II.
Jackson, a mining superintendent of
wide experience. His main effort lias
been to crosscut the Immense ledge
from the hanging to thu footwall.
This crosscut 1h now in I LI) feel, ami
is something over MM) feet deep at thu
face. At thu beginning of this work the
(Toppings assayed f 1.50 pur Ion. At the
face thu value is now f-l.r0 per ton in
gold, proving that Mr. Jackson's con-
el unions ueru correct; that the rich
laxly of oru lies on thu footwall. Mow
much wider this great oru channel is,
will be determined by thin development.
A telephone from thu mine this after
noon brings thu intelligence that thu
face of this crosscut is in much liner
ipiarl than has heretofore been en
countered, which appears to I mi evidence
that the rich shoot is now Wing pene
trated. INTER-STATE MINING COMPANY
Spokane aod St. Paul People Developing
the Gladttone Group of Claims.
W. II. Mead, a Spokane mining man,
who has Wen operating in thu Sumptcr
district for several months, returned to
the city yesterday.
Mr. Mead left Sumptcr on DecemWr
12, and since then Iiiih Wen In Spokane
and St. Paul. He lluils there is a good
deal of interest being taken in the re.
sources of eastern Oregon.
Some time since Mr. Mead and as
sociates purchased thu (iladstonu group
of live claims, about ten miles north
west of Sumpter, and organized the
Inter-State Mining company.
Hu has Wen running a crosscut tunnel
to develop thu claims. Thin bore will
WIIUO leel in length by the time it
reaches the vein. Three shifts are"
pushing it ahead.
Mr. Mead will go out to the mine on
Friday and remain there some time.
Oregon Monarch Slock Going Up.
Thu Killen, Warner, Stewart com
pany, llscal agent for the Oregon Mon
arch stuck, announce in this issue to thu
public that thu board of directors have
ordered an advance in the price of
Monarch Mock from 27Jj cents to IK)
cents per share the Iftlli of January.
Thu recent developments at the prop
erty would warrant thu company in
raising their stock to 50 cents per share,
but Ibis will not bu done for the pres
ent. It is needless for us to state thai
the Oregon Monarch is one of thu best
properties in eastern Oregon.
OLD GO OUT
NEW COME IN
Newly Elected Mayor and
Council Take Their Seats
On Monday evening last, thu old
council of thu city of Sumpter held their
regular annual meeting, Mayor J. II.
Itobblusaiid II. II. (irillin Wing thu
On motion,.!. It. Stoddard took tho
chair mid acted as mayor pro tern. Thu
regular order of business wiih gouu
through with, which at this time of thu
year was principally city nlllccrs m
porls. At tl::tl, the old council having Iiu
isheil all that was before them, J. It.
Stoddard, In a few well chosCn words,
introduced Mayor-elect McColloch,
winding up bis remarks by stating that
he would have been in Mr. McCoIIocIi'h
place had he received sulllcieut votes.
City Kecorder K. I.. Manning ad
ministered thu oath of ollicu to tho
mayor and new members, who took tho
seats assigned to them.
Alter his message to thu couilcil, de
tailing his plans for thu future govern
ment of thu city, had Wen read, tho
mavor announced the following as stand
ing committees for the term :
Finance Cnwdcu, OcNcffc, llrown.
Streets and Public Property Mead,
I'ire, Water and Water committee
Holly, Duiiphy, llaird.
Health and Police-1 lolly, Mead, De
Neffe. Judiciary Itrown, llriulley, Cowdeu.
Up to the tiinu of going to press this
afternoon, the mayor had mudu no ap
M)iutmeuts to taku thu place of 'tliu city
ollicials who served under the okl