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About The Sumpter miner. (Sumpter, Or.) 1899-1905 | View Entire Issue (Aug. 19, 1903)
SUMPTER, OREGON, AUGUST .9, 190$.
BIG BODY OF RICH ORE
AT CRACKER SUMMIT.
Thirty-Five Feet of Ore Carrying High
Values and Neither Wall Has Yet
A very rich strike was made at the
Cracker Summit, in tin Cracker Creek
district, last Friday thirty-live feet of
ore and neither wall in sight. A party
consisting ot I). I.. Killen, president of
the Killen Warner Stewart company;
II. L. Stewart, vice president of the
company; John Phillips, of the com
pany's Milwaukee office; Engineer J. V.
Howard, of New York, and Ed Kil'en
wan present at the property when the
big ore body was broken into. At the
time it measured twenty-four feet, but
Mr. l'liillips, who was at the mine yes
terday, states that the ore body now
measures thirty-rive feet and neither
wall lias yet been encountered.
The ore, it is stated, is exceedingly
high grade and very similar in character
to that of the North Pole. In fact, Mr.
l'liillips says that it would lie ditllcult to
tell one ore from the other. The rich
strike was made in the drift tunnel, 500
Siierinteudent Gamhs is now concen
trating his energy toward crosscutting
the ledge to determine its width. At
tins point where the strike was made the
workings give a vertical depth of over
200 feet on the vein. No assay values
have been given out, though it is stated
they run very high.
The Cracker Summit is one of the
Killen Warner Stewart flotations and
the members of the party present when
the rich Imdy was broken into were nat
urally very jubilant. The strike has
occasioned a good deal of comment
among mining men generally.
TO UNWATER MINE.
Manager Davidson Starts Ac
tive Operations At Don
T. V. Davidson, general manager
of the Dou Juau, loft yesterday for
the mine to start active operations.
A erew was sent out Mouday, and
Mr. Davidson intended to start un
watering the mliio today. This will
require teu days or two weeks, after
which regular developmout work will
The Dou J nun, it will bo romem
bered, was taken over recently by a
Hay City, Mlchigau, capitalist,
through Mr. Davidson and A. It.
Browne. The former will have the
business management of the prop
erty, aud the latter will be consult
ing engineer. There were, some con
tingent matters in litigation from the
former ownership after the deal was
closed with the Michigan man.
These, however, have been adjusted,
aud there will bo no bitch from this
source. The management has abund-
ant funds for continuous develop
Greenhorn Properly Pane to C. M. Johnson
T. S. Keuuerly, superintendent of
the Hold Coin group lu the Groon
horns, left a few days ago for tho
east. Before leaviug bo filed deeds
'from J. Blair Keuuerly, of Philn-
dolphin, aud Chun. Hedges, of tho
'postottlcd department at Washington,
for u half luterest iu Leonard, Eminu
W Gold Dollar and Cold King
claims to C. M. Johnson, of (Joiner,
jthe consideration being 92,000.
Mr. Hedges, it will lm remembered
was implicated iu the recent postal
mixiip. Amoug other things he was
accused of selling ( mining stock to
employes under him.
GOOD ORE AT EARL.
Property Improving With Every Round ot
Ed Sulllvau, of the Earl, who was
iu the city today, says the proporty
la making a good sbowiug aud getting
better with every round of shots.
The drift has proceeded sixty foot
from the crosscut, and he states that'
the ledge is getting stronger aud re
vealing better values. There Is
twelve feet of ore now in the face of
EIGHT FOOT BREAST.
Good Values in No. 3 Level at the Cali
fornia. Manager Bellman, of the Cali
fornia, states that development work
iu the No. II tunnel is showing up a
Hue ore body. There is an eight
foot breast in the face of tho tunnel
carrying satisfactory values.
The mill which recently went into
commission, Mr. Bellmau says, Is
working satisfactorily. The process
is a decided success, anil a flue grade
of concentrates is being turned out.
Daily Mining Record Man Here.
L. T. Terry, representing the Dally
Mining Itecnrd, of Colorado Springs,
is iu the city looking after his
paper's interests. He will remain in
tho camp for some time visiting the
MINE IS SOLD
Stated That Well.Known Prop
erty Has Changed Hands.
PRICE, $200,000 CASH.
Lucy People From Milwaukee,
Visit The Property.
Sam It. Stott, presldout of the
(jreeuhorn Mines aud Development
company, operating the Lucy group
iu the (Jreeuhorn district, aud Ed
Sulllvau, one of the owners of the
property, came In yesterday after
supplies. They left this morning,
accompanied by Morris Sulllvau, who
is also one of the owners.
Charles Scholl, of Milwaukee,
secretary of tho company, and M. I'.
Koough, one of the directors, also
of Milwaukee, wout to (ireeuhoru
yesterday. A meeting of the direc
tors will bo held there tonight to
decido on future development plans.
The cabins at the property have
been completed aud work has been
started on tho ledge.
H. MacCallum Sayi That Owner Told
Him Deal Vat Practically Closed
Mine Goes to Eaitcrn Capitalists Has
Paid From Grata Roots L X. L.,
Snow Creek, Belcher, Humbolt and
Oihcr Greenhorn Properties.
Alpine Superintendent Resigns.
II. W. Nelson has resigned the super
iutemleney of the Alpine on account of
bin health. He has been affected with
pleurisy for some time, which he attrib
utes to the altitude. He will remain,
however, until relieved and then go tin
Denver for a short stay, returning to hi
home iu California.
Dr. Ed. W. Mueller, general managtr
of the Standard Consolidated Mines
company, E. F. Warner, auditor of the
Killen Warner Stewart company, and a
large party of Eastern investors left this
morning to visit the Standard, iu the
The Morning mine Iu the (Irooii
horns is reported sold to eastern
capitalists. The figure mentioned la
'J(0,000 cash. J. 11. MacCallum,
of the J. 11. MacCallum company, Ih
authority for the statement. He re
turned from the (JreeiihoniH yester
day, and says he had it from tho
owners, Simmons, Ames and Copper,
that the deal was then practically
closed and that there would bo no
doubt about Its consummation.
The Morning is one t the well
known (Ireenuoru proiertlea. It is
equipped with modem mining and
milling machinery and has lieoti a
producer from the grass roota.
Mr. MacCallum visited tho
leading (Jreeuhorn mines, aud
Mates that the district In in u most
flourishing condition. He Mays:
"The hills are full of representa
tives of eastern capital who lire get
ting hold of all the prosN-cts they
can at good prices aud on a cash
basis. Labor Is employed anil well
paid. Common day laborers get III,
miners $.'). At) to l, and millwrights
il and up.
"1 was at the 1, X. L., Belcher,
lluiubolt, Snow Creek1 Morning and
minor properties. The I. X. L., V.
T. Kelly superintendent, Is employ
ing a force of twenty-five men. its
mill, which recently went Into com
mission, is being successfully oper
ated and the piopeity has large ore
bodies iu sight.
"At the Snow Creek, Fred I).
.Smith niauagei, the boaidlug, bunk
houses and stables have U en com
pleted aud it t-awuiill with a dally
capacity of 15,000 feet installed to
cut timber for the new ten-stamp
mill. Most of the machiiieryifor'tho
stamp mill is now at Whitney and
will be delivered at once.
"The Belcher aud Humbolt, separ
ate properties operated by the Dailies
Mining and Milling company, Pete
(CONTINUED ON I'AUE TWELVE.)