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About The Sumpter miner. (Sumpter, Or.) 1899-1905 | View Entire Issue (Jan. 21, 1903)
THE SUMPTER MINER
Wednesday, January 2 i, 1903
IS NOT DEAD.
Trying to Force Mexico Re
vives an Old Issue.
It appear that the American hankers
are not basing the easy time thut they
anticipated in forcing Mexico to niloit
the uolil standard. I
Their attempt to do so has in a great j
measure stircd up the silver element of 1
crosscut lasing ninriu to determine more
about tliu nature and (iiallty of the eili.
SamplcH are being taken to establish the
character of the ore at that particular
The ledge if said to he about forty
feet wide, and while high values have
not heen found iih yet, the present show
ing would indicate a gtss! low grade
Later on developments will lie to
greater depths, since it in possible to al
most gain foot for foot hv tunneling into
A Nfw Restaurant'
Philip Arscnault Iikh resigned Ii!h
position as chef of Hotel Suinpter, and I
Tunnel on Oregon Monarch
is Being Crowded Ahead.
Four vehiH hnvo been pierced by the
crosscut tunnel being driven with ower
drillH to Intersect the several veiiiH on
the Oregon Monarch ledges adjacent to
the Ited Hoy.
ThfHo veins are considered as bo many
(lie United States and net the people f nill .wn th-Meal ruHtuuruiit, opposite ' HnMt to tno C0'"Py greatly en
s,uue as It tl0 M,Mtolllte. It has been newly
papered and relitted throughout, and
, thin country to thinking tin
Iiiin the eopleof Mexico.
u hum iMMtu Demonstrated tnat Mine H H) mil UM rst clans eating house,
the gold standard udvoeates have seeur-1 ,r, Arscnaulfs long uxpeiience in this
ed their III in hold, America, Kugland ! ,.( n, ,H w, acuaiiitance in
and (iermatiy have Item steadily losing! Kumpter, will insure him a flourishing
business in China until the falling off ' mMiUHH from the start.
now amounts to two hundred million
Mexico supplies all the Orient with
ItH surplus silver Imcause no other
money can ho used there. Therefore
the money power is useing vwry means
In its isiwer to bring Mexico under its
Some idea of whether this will work or
not can 1st gained from the following
dispatch showing tint attitude of the
common people of Mexico.
"The silver question continues to Ihi
una of the greatest topics of public dis
cussion. It is now certain that the
silver miners and farming clussus will
make a common cause against the adop
tion.of 'the, gold standard. Meanwhile
all prices are being raised and there is
much anxiety among the middle classes,
eMHH'ially wagearners and salaried men.
The cost of living is considered to be nut
of proHirtiou to income."
Apparently the much discussed silver
question which was so thrashed out
from IH1KI to I Him, is not dead yet. The
IHtrsous who caused its downfall, drunk
en with Hiwer, have started in too early
to force a silver nation to their way of
thinking. The coercion, intimidation,
threats etc., which won in the United
States, may not count for much with
the despised Mexicans.
There is something unfathomable in
this silver business after all ; while the
gold liugM are trying to foist the gold
iandHrit on Mexico, the (iiiggeiiheims,
bead of the' American smelting trust,
are sieuding millions of dollars in the
purchase, of Mexican silver mines.
t Doubtless these shrewd Jews see that
the effort of the single standard cople
will amount to naught, and they will
jirolit by supplying the Orientals the
money they have used for centuries and
will until the end of time.
It may he. after all that this great
question has been merely slumbering,
ami win awaken into new lite sooner
than uiKiiy would desire it to, and there
is no telling what the results might be
Mere it again to Ist'omo an interna
tional matter One thing is certain,
like all great questions, it never will
ho settled hntil it is settled right.
It may sleep for a time, but an
awakening will come and after the
inaction the people will look at its
different phases with renewed interest,
as they do at all affairs of life after
coming out of a well earut rest.
For Fifty Cent Per Share.
The Magnolia Consolidated Cold
Mines company are selling their stock
at fifty cents per share. This shows
that the mines of Crauitc are valuable
properties. (iranite (iem.
Four Claims Parallel to Bo
nanza Mines Purchased.
FAIR PROSPECT NEAR M'EWEN
Goliea Vturd aod Wisconsin Will Have
Tim Asbiria Melbourne property,
which ia an extension of the Wisconsin
'and Golden. Wimrd, near Me F: wen, has
a good ledge crossing it ground.
Tha work at present U continod to a
Recently another group of prosK!cts
were acquired by the Klllen, Warner,
Stewart company. This makes the
third proHrty that has come into ks
session of this llrm, the other two,
already under process of development
lielug the Cracker Kagle and Cracker
This latest proKirty consists of four
quart claims known as the Hig Horn
group. One of these claims crosses the
North Polo divide and the other three
lie in the itock Creek basin.
The four claims Summit, Cliff, Hig
Horn and Little Hig Horn cover one
continuous large tlssure ledge that varies
in width from 4 to 'JO feet.
The vein has been opened on the Sum
mit and thence folio win I down the Hinik
Creek side of the divide, where, at a
distance of -100 feet below the summit,
the ledge was found to lie eight feet
wide, with three feel of ore showing the
arsenical stain, which is the best in
dication of value in Cracker Creek ore.
The ledge is one of the parallel veins
of the mother lode system and crossed
the divide to the east of the .North Pole
ledge and at a higher elevation. Some
who have examined it think it is quite
probable that it is a northerly extension
of the Cracker-Oregon ledge.
The company's present plan is to keep
this group themselves and develop
it into a producer. The Hook creek side
of the mountain is very steep and makes
a most excellent tunnel proposition.
Ity oteuuig a tunnel on one of the
lower claims a depth of something like
IfiOO feet can be attained. Owing to the
declivity of the mountain the vein lies
exHscd in many places and is easily
traceable down its side.
Plaui for development have not been
fully matured. Nothing will be done
during the winter months at leant. In
the spring it la 'the intention of the
Klllen, Warner, Stewart company to
push the work with their usual vigor.
hauce the value and the possibilities of
the property. Whenever the manage
ment sees lit drifting can begin on these
leads, thus blocking out ore reserves for
All interest and work in being concen
trated In pushing the crosscut through
the heart of the mountain, that the en
tire proerty may be thoroughly ex
ploited and the vast mineral deposits
revealed. This is pursuing a scientific
and conservative policy and will be pro
ductive of the best and largest results.
Many proM)rtles fail because treating
plants are erected before the ground has
been thoroughly explored and the com
pany has been fully apprised of the
character and extent of their ore bodies.
When this crosscut has penetrated the
mountain and opened every ledge in
tersecting the property, the manage
ment will be in position to determine
what kind of machinery will best treat
the ores, and what should be the mag
nitude of the plant.
The cropping veins, which have been
proven by surface work, are being ap
proached day by day, and in the course
of time will be opened up and their
values proven by the tunnel now being
pushed into the mountain.
To MineOwners and Prospiotors
If you have a meritorious mine
or pfosH!ct, and are not yourself a
capitalist, you can, by co-operating
with others similarly situated, sell
your property in half the time and
for double the money that you
could get by your individual efforts.
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