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About The Sumpter miner. (Sumpter, Or.) 1899-1905 | View Entire Issue (Jan. 20, 1904)
Wednesday, January 20, 1904
THE SUMPTER MINER
Complement of Stamps
Into Commission Yester
Company Has Ore Sufficient
Blocked For a Five Year
John R. Casein, of Spokane, secre
tary and treasurer of the Alamo
Mining oompatiy, returned Saturday
morning from tbo property, and re
ports the going into commission of
the full teu stature of tbo reoently
completed mill, yesterday. A
couple of 'days ago Ave stamps were
started, but the entiro couplemont
began dropping yesterday. The daily
capacity of the plant is about forty
tons,dependlng,of course, on the ore.
The delay in starting was ocasloned
by the freezing of tbo water in tbo
llurao . When Mr. Casstn went out
he expected to start the mill at once,
but tho water was found frozen, en
tailing considerable extra work. The
new mill man, Mr. Cass In says,
has the work well iu band, and is
giving entire satisfaction. The
Alamo has a suffiolout amount of ore
iu sight to supply the mill for the
next Ave or six years. Tbo develop
ment period has oontinued during
the last Ave years, and it has been
the policy of the company to get
good and ready before installing a
plant. Regarding this Mr. Casslu
"I am not in favor of rushing into
mills, and it has been our policy to
put ore Iu sight beforo conxidering
tbo proposition of installing ma
chinery. Through tho five j-chth of
Alamo development, the ore bodies
have been well explored, and we have
now iu the bins and blooked out a
sufficient amount of ore to keep u
running with the present equipment
for Ave or six years. This has
been our policy from the start, and I
believe It is the correct one."
Mr. Casslu left. this afternoon for
Thomas Lee, of Cincinnati, presi
dent of the Alpine company, and
John F. Deltz, one of the leading
stockholders, also of Cincinnati, ac
companied by Superintendent Ad
doms, returned from the mine Satur
day night. ' Messrr. Lee and Deitz
left yesterday afternoon for the east.
The illness of Colonel Grayson,
general manager of the company, has
made it necessary for President Lee
to temporarily assume charge of tual
ness matUrs. Mr. Deltz is a mem
ber of the Arm of J. P. Deltz & Com
pany, prominent desk manufacturers
of Cincinnati. This was his first
visit to Sumpter. he is well pleased
with the Alpine and the systematic
policy being carried out by Superin
tendent Addoms. He said :
"It ia our purpose to push de
velopment work at the mine while
the snow prevents our construction j
of the mill. We have nil tho ma-'
terlal and machinery for tho mill, I
however, on the grouud, and will ,
start on it an soon as winter weather j
lets up. I visited the Last Chance
and some neighboring properties,
and from what little I saw, I am well
pleased with the outlook of the dis
trict." Regarding business conditions in
the east, both President Lee and Mr.
Deitz say that there are unmistakable
signs of improvement and a very ma
terial cahnge for the better, as far as
mining securities are concerned.
Superintendent Addoms reports
three feet of good milling ore In the
face of the Alarm drift at the Alpine.
He Is also crosscuttiug for this vein
to give additional depth, and work
ing night and day shifts.
An explosion, due to a missed hole,
occurred at tbo Virginia nil no at
0:30 Monday, resulting iu tho
serious and perhaps fatal injury of
John Roiss and James Weodmau.
The men were not found until uuon.
Roiss had his right leg broken, was
badly bruised about chest and head,
aud it is also thought he sustained
internal injuries. His ooudltlou is
tho moro serious of tbo two. A tele
phone message to The Miner from
Ureonborn stated that bo had been
blooding badly, though at the tlmo
of the message the Aow had ceased,
but his recovery was doubted.
Weedman had his right leg broken
and reuelvpd a number of bud cuts
and bruises, but his wounds aro not
necessarily regarded as fetal.
As soon as discovered both mon
wero takeu to Uroonboru as quickly
as possible, arriving tnero about 1
o'clock this afternoon, and a tele
phone message was seut, summoning
the attendance of Drs. Pearco and
Auuersou. roe runner comu uui
leave, and Dr. Anderson made Louie
to depart. Tbo message edited that
Roiss was still bleeding badly, and It
was feared that death would result Iu
a short time, if something could not
be done at once to stop the Aow of
blood. Dr. Anderson telephoned In
structions relative to stopping the
.blood before his arrival, which it
seems were effective, as the later
message to The Miner would indi
cate. Further details regarding the
acoident Bre meager. Rules died at
4 o'clock in the afternoon.
HENRY CABLE PIONEER MINER
DIES OF DROPSY IN CALIFORNIA
Henry Cable a well known San
Josean and pioneer mining man,
died ou Friday, January 12, at
Burks, Souoma county, from un at
tack of dropsy, from whloh bo had
suffered for the past year aud a half.
He was born ou the rauch uow
owned by Alfred Woodmau Home-,
stead road, Santa Clara, on Septem
ber 6, 1852, and moved with his
family to Souoma couuty iu 1850.
In 1850 be moved to Del Norte
couuty and thence in 1805 to eastern
Oregon, where be ran a pack train un
til 1 S73. During this lattor period,
in company with bis brothers, Mr.
Cabin bad several severe flgbts with
Indians. San Jose Mercury.
Henry Cable was one of .the pio
neer miners of baker county; dis
covered the Columbia, ' California
and other famous mines in this dis
trict. He was one of several
brothers. Warren still lives here.
Mo men are better known in this
Telephone advices last ulght from
James A. Howard, general mauagor
of tho Uolcouda, who is now in Pen
dletou, to Roy H. Miller, cashier of
the First National bank, statod that
the Uolcouda had beeii adequately
financed, and that tbo contemplated
close down would not take place
Mr. Howard asked Mr. Miller to
transmit the information to the initio,
with instructions to continue opera
tions. Owing to tho Anatioial cutauglo
mens of C. 1). Wude, lato president
of the Uolcouda compauy, the propo
sition of closing down tho miuo on
January 'JO was soriously
plated, but matters havo
justed and this wall kuown
will contiiiuo operations.
Regarding the mooting
stockholders in Pendleton, tho
buuo of Thursday says:
"The meeting of tho stockholders
yesterday was very harmonious. An
ontlely now board of directors was
chosou and new officers. Tho newly
elootod officers were: President, T.
U. Halley; vlco president, . J.
Sommervlllo; sooretay, F. 11. Clop-
ton; trrousuror, William Joues.
The board of director is composed
of the above named offienrs aud .0 8.
Jackson. The biggest stockholder Is
Mr. Jaoksou, who has about 50, 000
shares. Mr. Halley owns 20,000
shares, Mr. Sommorvillo about
aud M. Cloptou, so it la re
oue share, which ho pur
for 0,'i cents. Tho newly
elected board realizes that the Indis
criminate manipulation of tbo stock
during tho past year hus militated
greatly against the corporation, and
has to somo extent, prejudiced peo
ple against the in I no, but thoy are
firmly confident that under tho now
management it will show a profit at
the end of tho year.
"Superintendent Howard, of
"The writer regrets the necessity of lodging
complaint concerniug voui usual excellent
service, but in a friendly spirit begs to submit
the follewing: Yesterday you sold me lower
nine, car three, on The Pioneer Limited.
But you neglected to advise me that it would
be necessary to have the porter wake me in
the morning, and as there was so little motion
to the car, f overslept. I have covered a large
area on some of the famous trains of the
United States and this is the first complaint of
this character l have made. I trust you will see
to it in the future that passengers are advised."
The Pioneer Limited runs daily from St.
Paul to Chicago via the
Chicago, Milwaukee fie St.
H. S. ROWE
Sumpter, was present and made hla
annual report. There are at presont
forty men working In tho miuo, with
good results, aud tho uowly elootod
management ordered Mr. Howard to
continue tho work without any alter
ations whatever. It Ih tho Intention
to koep tho mine going, and by pay
ing careful attention to tbo manage
ment, make it pay bigger dividends
than over before.
"The retiring board of dlrrctora of
the Uolcouda company, are: Presi
dent, C. II. Wade, with more than n
million shares; vice president. T. C.
Tttylot, several thousand shares; C.
S. Jackson, 50,000 shares; J. 11.
Raly, who owued a large block of
stock last year, but let go this sum
mer; and J. II. Robbins, who dis
posed of his entire interests aud reg
slgned from the board of directors."
Mr. Howard is expected back ill
Sumpter iu two or three days.
RECEIVER AT LA GRANDE
Au Associated press dispatch from
Washington, dated yesterday, say
that tho senate iu oxomitivo sossiou
had confirmed tbo nomination of
Albort A. Roberts, to bo receiver of
public moneys at tho Lu Uruudo
This Is Uie first news that tbo
people of eastern Oregou have had
that ho had boeu nominated for tho
position. Tho last information was
to tho etfoot that the dolegHtlouhad
united lu reonmmeudlng him for the
placo, which was contained in n press
despatch of last Friday.
Tho land office will uow doubtless
rosumo busluess, and It will require
many wooks to remove tho groat muss)
that has accumulated. It Ih now
about fourteen wooks since ox-Re-coivor
Thompson was suspended, and
tho otllco practically closed, except
for final proofs.
Room and board at Sumpter Hotel
for 810 per week and up.
134 Third St., Portland, Ore.