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About The Sumpter miner. (Sumpter, Or.) 1899-1905 | View Entire Issue (Nov. 25, 1903)
THE SUMPTER MINER
Wednesday, November 25, 190$
MAJOR BONTA AWARDS
CONTRACT FOR $6000.
Will Develop Splendid Mining Properties At
Strawberry Butte This
10. A. Iliitchius, i insulting niiniiiK
engineer for Major .1. V. llniita, who
owns a viiHt niliicnil estate in tbu
John l)ny (IImIiIiiI, mill who will
Ixiild an electric mil ny from some
H)lnt on tint (). I! A N. to Prairie
City, to afford an outlet for IiIh
minim, returned IhhI night from a
trip lo (lio Oregon Wonder, (ircitt
Vein and Will Cleaver groups, In
the Prairie City camp, which am in
oludod in tbo lloula holdings. Mr.
Ilutohlim awarded contracts on din
Will Chmvor group and tbo Oregon
Wonder group, which will moan tho
oxpoudltiiin tlilH winter of about
ftl.OOO in development. Tho Will
Cleaver, Hiiya Mr. HutchliiH, Is mak
ing one of the lluost Hhnwiuga of any
mliio In that oelebrated district. A
forty foot vein has lieou opened on
this group, carryliiK amazingly high
Valium in copper and gold. Tho
Oregon Wonder will be developed by
a tunnel of ItOO feet this wiutor,
which In expected to enter a pay
shoot that him been cut on tbo sur
face, carrying Manufactory values in
.Mr. HutclilUH brought in a quail-
BAD STORM IN COVE.
SAYS MR. ADD0MS.
Work at Alpine Had to Be Suspended
On Account of It. But Devel
opment Going On.
IMek Aildoniri, superintendent of
the Alpine, came in last night. He
Mates Dial owing lo the snow drift
ing to such an extent on the site of
the new stamp mill, further work
this winter was rendered next to
"It was the worst storm 1 ever
witnessed in the Cove," says Ml.
Addoms. "The snow on the site of
our Htniiip mill Is drifted fully ten
feet, milking the matter of going
ahead with the woik out of the iiies.
tiou. It wan a most iiuiiHiial storm
for this country, It was accompanied
liy such high winds and the snow was
no light that the depressions are
literally tilled. Hundreds of trees
were blown down in the vicinity of
"However, we have all the
machinery and all the material for
the new stamp mill at the mine, and
wo will bo ready to start con
tttructluii, 1 think, about April 1."
In the meantime Mr. Addoms has
it big force at work Inside and de
velopment will be pushed during the
j tity of ore from the Oregon Wonder
and Will Cleaver groups, which ho is
having assayed today by Ebon Torroy.
.The ouo from the Will Cleavor is ex
ceptionally rich, and the assays aro
expected to return startling values.
' The main vein of tho Will Cleavor
has been traced the entire length of
six claims Included in twenty-one
claiuiH of the group. These parallel
ledges have been opened on the sur
face and each carries high viiIuch.
Work on tbo two contracts awarded
by Mr. Iliitchins will bo started at
once, and hurried to completion.
Next spring development on a huge'
scale will bo luauguiated.
Returns from the assays received
this afternoon give tbo following
startling results on ore from the Will
Cleaver greup: Sample No. 1, aver
age from au eight foot ore body, six
per cent copper aud two ounces of
gold per ton; totul value, $5!). 74.
Kinnple No. 2, four per cent copper
and live ounces of gold per ton; total
Average valuo from 100 foot width
of the Oregon Wonder ledge aro hot
ter than 31 por ton, Herald.
WIZARD MILL WILL
BE BUILT THIS WINTER
Instructions From President Miller to
Proceed With the Work Mr.
Frary. Here In Few Days.
It looks very much now like tbo
(ioldeu Wizard mill is to bo com
pleted this wiutor. Superintendent
Mcl'hee had a wire this morning from
1'rcsincnt Miller, of Three ltlvers,
Michigan, Instructing him to rush
tbo work. The telegram stated fur
ther that K. L. Frary, vice president
of the company, will be here in a few
It was the Impression wu Preside
dent Miller left bore a short time
ago, that operations were likely to
lie suspended till spring.
TABOR FRACTION H07ST
The hoist which was moved from
the (iold ran and installed at tbo
Tabor fraction was started Thursday.
Sinking, of course, bad to be aban
doned while the machinery was being
set, but uo'v that the plant is in
operation the shaft will bo continued
and tbo rich ore which has charact
erized this property will be shipped
an before. The shaft is now down
nlnoty-flvo feet, and the pay streak
still holds its strength and quality.
Tbo hoist which is to take tbo
place of the one removed from the
(iold Pan is in process of manufactur
by tbo lioltoff company and will be
delhored as soon us possible.
BROKE FOUR EFET OF SNOW
TO GET TO "HOT NUMBER."
Vesterday W. C. Ranall, superin
tendent of tbo Eastern Oregon De
velopment company of Supmter, re
turned from a visit to their mining
property known aa the "Hot Num
ber," near tho big Halsloy mine, on
this side of the dlvldo,and states that
be bad to break a road through four
and one-half foot of snow with a
four horse team.
Whllo travoliug is difficult just
at present, tho roads soon pack down
and there Is uo doubt but that
intercourse will bo kept open
botweou linker City and tho mines
during tho winter.
There is great activity all through
that camp and tho Halsloy peoplo aro
continuing heavy work. Tho Eastern
Oregon Devolopmout company's porp
orty has a good showing and they
will push work right along.--Domocrat.
Advertising Quitter No Good.
John Wauamaker saya: "If tboro
is one enterprise on earth that a
'cpilttor' should loavo severely
alone it is advertising. To make a
success of advertising, one must be
pieparoi to stick to it like a barnacle
ou a boat's bottom. He should know
bofore ho begins It that ho must
spend money lots of it. Somebody
should tell him, also, that he caunot
bopo to reap results commeusurato
with bis expenditure early ill the
game. Advertising doesn't jerk. It
pulls. It begins very gently at first
but tho pull is steady. It increases
day by day, aud year by year, until
it exerts an irrosistiblo power. It la
likened to a team pulling a heavy
load. A thousand spasmodic, jerky
pulls will uot budge the load; whllo
one-half the powei exerted In steady
effort will start and keep it moving."
GRAGKER KING TO CON
TINUE WORK ALL WINTER.
S. H. Mortou, superintendent of
tho Cracker King, was iu tho city
a few hours today, ou business
couuected with tho property. He
Is working a good force of men and
oporatious, ho states, are likely to
continue all wiutor. He is driviug
to got under tho big outcrop wbero
tlorc aie excellent surface showings.
Tho distance yet to lie driven bofore
this point Is i cached Is about severity
Thinks the Gamp Great.
L. (i. LI I ley, superintendent of
the iluliy McKee, aud I). Moeller.
of Cincinnati, ouo of the heavy
stockholders iu the company, came iu
from the property last uight. This
is Mr. Moellor's tlrst visit to the
camp, aud while, from a standpoint
of mlucral resources, he thinks it is
the greatest over, bo doesu't like tbo
idea much of going against so much
suuw as bo found in tbo Cove.
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