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THE SUMPTER MINER
Wednesday, February i8, 1903
The Sumpter Miner
PUBLISHED SVSRY WBDNBSDAY BY
fcntrred at lh pottofflce In Sumpter, Oregon, lor
trantmlttlon through the mallt at tecornl clatt
ON CRACKER SUMMIT.
ALWAYS IN ADVANCE.
It !h really too bail tlio fltruiKlits,
financial unci otliurwisu that the Itouku
feller family aru nutting into. John eun
not HwitiK tho senate an lie would desire
mid Willian is no impecunious lie in
afraid that liecittit pay IiIh taxuH. There
Ih oiiu imbcck for this afliicti'il pair,
they havu thu coiiNolation of religion.
Preparations are Made (or Ex
tensive Work on the
slbly be, with those of the North Pole,
carrying the name greenish, arsenical
stain ub found in the Immensely rich
ores of the district.
Which a llttlu thought Ih devoted to
the subject, thuni are hoiud crumbs of
comfort after all in thin blackmailing
business in mining cainpH to which
Alining .imirnuls have called more or
Iuhh attention recently. In nearly every
instance it will be found that the claim
juiiiiur, wlin experts to blackmail Nome
person or company, is out) of that
cIiihs of vermin imported from the
slums of it foreign country and, under
our liberal Iiiwh, given the rightH of
rlligeusliip. The privelego he utilises at
the llrst opportunltv, and if ho can gut
11 native born to iihhInI him in his low
cunning iittumptH, he is supremely Imp
py. Hut fortiin.-iloly there are few Isirn
4111 this siilu the Atlantic who are de
praved enough to stoop to such con
In 11 measure it is surprising with
what ulaciity the stocks of many eastern
Oregon mining companies are engaged,
oven before they are on the market. To
those who are on the ground, and keep
in touch with the strides lieing made in
mining development, the reason is
plain. 'I'liu fact that so iiiuiiy orders
:omo from long distances, prove con
clusivoly that a cuiiipritheiHivn kuowl
dge of the merits of this, as a mining
country must be well known. A case in
point is the recent Mutation of the High
land mini's company of this city.
Since it has been known that this pro
perty was oil the market, the nlllcui of
Nell J. Korrensen Ac Co., have been
ilixided with telegraphic orders for
stock. While local investors ha ve been
rushing in with their orders. It up
Mars as though the eutlru allotment
will lie more than subscribed for before
the sulHi-riptioii Isioks are opened.
Mr, and Mrs. Browne Entertain.
On Saturday night the 14th instant
Mr. and Mrs. A. II. llrouue eutertuiiied
in their suite at the Hotel Sumpter.
The occashlou being a "Valentine
party." Hearts uus the game of the
evening; the fortunate ones to carry
home prices were Mrs. Anthony M"hr
tlrst price and Mr. Joseph Heed gentle
man s llrsl, the consolation prizes were
awarded to Miss tireeulee and Mr. N. U.
The invited guests Mere; Mesdames
N. C. Kichards, l'rofessor Khcrnian,
Hoy Miller, Dr. Brock, A. P. tioss, U.K.
McCammon, F. 1) Smith, K. I.. Klllcn,
11. T. Ilendryx, L. M. Welch, A, 11.
Scout, Claud Hum-lie, Anthony Mohr,
T. W, Davidson, Macltauui'lli Greenlee.
Missel Itreciileu, Calder and the follow
ing named gent lumen: Messrs Calder,
Mueller, Noel, Marr, Clarke, Hellinnn,
Hetxl, lA'ston, Kadish Davidson,
Kichards, F.borinnn, Miller, llrock, (ioss
McCammon, Smith, Killen, Ilendryx,
Welch, Scout, Hasche, Mohr, Davidson,
taave your measure for a suit of
do the at Neill Mercantile company's.
For nearly a year a small force has
been continually at work on the Cracker
Summit group of mines in the Cracker
Creek district. Kecently a number of
miners were employed, a now car, and
a quantity of steel track purchased and
forwarded. In fact, everything neces
sary has been done so as to push de
velopment work on a more extensive
The titlo of the incorporation owning
this property is the Cracker Summit
Gold Mining company. Their holdings
lie seven miles north of Sumpter, ad
joining tho North Pole on the northeast
and the Kureka and Kxcolslor on the
east. The claims are the Summit, Sum
mit number one and two, and Cracker
number one. There are several frac
tious, as follews: iieecher, Novice,
Sumpter, Columbia mid the Lucky
On the li'th instant, A. W. dumbs,
superintendent, handed in it report to
the company from which some extracts
are hereby made. This report gives in
complete detail all facts relating to de
velopment on the different veins, but
lack of space prevents giving it in full.
There are three tunnels driven at
different distances on the main vein.
Commencing near the apex of the
mountain, number three tunnel has
been driven a distance of 1-15 feet, gain
a depth of about 100 feet. Number two
tunnel is in forty-II vu feet, gaining an
additional depth of seventy nine feet.
Number one tunnel is now in a distance
of 1T7 feet and is XiO feel vertically be
low number two.
The vein in the different levels aver
ages from tifteen to eighteen feet wide.
In tunnel number three the shoot of ore
cropping on the surface wasencouiitered
and runs remarkably well in gold. This
iime shoot also apticars in tunnel mini
ber one. Since the breast of numler
one is :76 feet north of tunnel number
three, where the richest shoot of ore
was found, it is safe to ilgure that this
shoot will be found to be as long as the
tho intervening distance.
There are no ini-uua of estimating the
distance that this shoot will run to the
south, as the ground has not been
oHucd in that direction. liy continu
ing uuuilier one tunnel to the point
where the rich ore is found in number
throe, the vein will bo opened up 5U1
feet in length, giving back stoies 509
feet in height.
What Is known as the Cracker-Sum-nilt
eiu is not parallel to the "Mother
Lisle," but intersects that fissure on
tho Columbia ground and apparently
passes through it and appears on the
other side of the Mother IahIo. This
conviction is strengthened by the fact
that the Mother IamIo dips to the south
and east, while the Cracker Summit
dips to tho north and west.
Mr. Gaiubs recommends that a shaft
be sunk on the big blowout farther to
the south and nearer to the Columbia
mine, and that the vein at that point
be crosscut and thoroughly explored.
His judgment is based on the fact that
the best values have been found in the
North Pole directly under what they
know as their big blowout.
Mr. (iambs has been in the Cracker
Creek district in various caiacitiea for
a period of seven years, and during that
time has been employed at the E. oc h.,
North Polo and Columbia mines. He
finds the ores of the Cracker Summit to
be identical, or as near so at can pos-
Deal Hat Not Gone Through.
Rumors of the closing of the Couger
mine deal for big figures have been float.
ing around for some time past. The facts
of the matter are, that tho Geiser
Ilendryx Investment company bonded
the property come time ago for New
York parties. It is quite probable that
the deal will be consumated, but up to
this afternoon no money had been paid
Only the best brands ol liquors and
cigars at Dunphy's "The Club."
The celebrated Uund's "the beer of
good cheer" always on draught at Dun
phy's The Club
This fellow feels happy.
He used Giant Powder,
the best powder on earth.
T. O. HARRISON, Agent
fjR. J. H. DAVIS
Over Batch Hardware Co. Sumpltr, Oregon
A. E. STARR.
Center, cor. High St,
F. E. HOBSON.
Civil and Mining Engineer.
U. S. Deputy Mineral Surveyor lor Oregon,
glnecr lor the City ol Sumpter.
Ue,etten mi Patent Sarieft.
CHAS. H. CHANCE
ATTORNEY AT LAW
Cltf atlefaei U. S. CeaunlMltatr
Rooms 2 and
j. First Bank of Sumpter
L. T. DROCK
W. H. VOSS
BROCK & VOSE
Physicians and Surgeons.
Special Attention Given to Ear. Eye, Not, Throat
and bkln Ulteatet. Ueiy Hot air ap-
paratut (or Treating Rheumatism.
Wilton Block, Sumpter, Oregon.
INSURANCE RSAl SSTATS
City Recorder ana Notary Public.
Agent for FyrlclJ Fir Eillngulthar. Sumpltr
PEARCE A ANDERSON
Physicians and Surgeons
tUMPTSR OINIRAL HOIPITAl
. . i OFNCl, Main li.
TsUphoa I Hot PlTAl, Mala ill.
. Sumpter .
GENERAL DEALERS IN
Shelf and Heavy
and Steel Pipe
" HERCULES "
Fuse and Caps
Mill Street, New Building.
AUSTIN MEAT CO. Props.
Butcher and Packer
Fresh and Cured
Sausage of all Kinds
J. J. Murray
Graduate of the American Veterinary
College, New York City.
Office at McEwen's Livery Stable.