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Wednesday, December ij, 1899
THE SUMPTER MINER.
GREAT MINING EXPERT
CaptainJ. R. Wood Determined
to Invest in This District.
Captain J. R. Wood, the eminent min
ing expert whose arrival in Sumpter was
mentioned in THE MINER last week, left
for his home In Chicago several days
since. Prior to his departure he said to a
representative of this paper that the state
ment made in the Spokane Review and
repeated in these columns, that he repre
sents the Tanner syndicate, is a mistake;
that lie was formerly with that syndicate,
but that Governor Tanner has become so
engrossed in politics that he Is not paying
as much attention to his mining interests
as formerly, and that he, Captain Wood,
represents only himself and a fw friends
He talked with several mine owners
while here, with a view to buying, but
found that properties which he wished to
purchase are not now on the market.
They may be, however, in a month or
two, and he will return the latter part of
January or the first of February, when
he hopes to secure a property. Several
which he has in view are now bonded to
other parties, the options expiring in from
thirty to sixty days. These he lias the
second call on. Others will soon be
sufficiently developed to show their value.
Captain Wood says that he would pre
fer to buy a producing mine, one with a
stamp mill already on It; that he doesn't
care to consider a prospect proposition.
There Is any amount of money, he says,
In Chicago seeking investment in good
mining property, but it must be gilt edge,
now earning dividends or sure to be at an
Regarding this district, he says that he
is most favorably impressed with what he
has seen and heard. Asked what he
thinks of the local boast that there has
never been a failure where a prospect has
been intelligently and extensively devel
oped, Captain Wood said:
"It seems to be a remarkable statement;
one that can be applied to no other district
with which I am familiar, and I can not
vouch for Its truth on my personal knowl
edge; but men whom I have known for
years, whose judgment I know to be good,
and in whose word I place implicit re
liance, tell me that such is the case. It Is
surely a wonderful record."
The gentleman has been engaged in min
ing for nearly forty ytars, has vi.sited
most of the camps on this continent in a
professional opacity, and his judgment is
considered as near infallble as things
human generally get to be. Sumpter
should congratulate itself on the fact that
such a man has visited its mines and de
termined to Invest much money here.
J. B. Dibnty Pleased With Sumpter District
J. R. Dabuey, on being asked concern
ing his recent purchase of the Knapp prop
erty on Rock creek, near Sumpter, replied:
"Yes, I have taken up the Knapp prop
erty, and have commenced work, with
both day and night shifts. I have shipped
in a complete steam plant, of sufficient ca
pacity to go down to the Doo-foot level. I
am also running a tunnel on the property
which will cut the vein at a depth of 400
feet." In response to the question if it
was his intention to build a mill 011 the
property at once, he replied: "No, I shall
not build a mill at present, but expect to
do so in the early spring. The ore is
similar to all of the Sumpter ores, partly
free milling, but is to a large extent a con
centrating ore. I believe that Sumpter
camp has a very bright future before It,"
continued Mr. Dabney. "The ore bodies
are large and. the ore bf good grade, and
there is no doubt but some of the largest
gold properties of the country will be
opened up there." Spokane Stock Report.
To the Ladle of Sumpter.
You are respectfully invited to inspect a
beautiful line of modern hand-made Point
and Rattenburg lace work. I also have
or will design patterns for any lace pieces
desired, furnish materials, give lessons, 6f
make work to order. The largest line
and variety of genuine Mexican drawn
work ever shown in eastern Oregon, and
at such prices as will permit you to make
handsome Christmas presents at moder
ate amounts. Call at the home of Mrs.
Dr. Tape, adjoining the office, where I
am temporarily located. MRS. MARSH.
Dispensers of only the
Including Old Overholt, Can
adian Club, Ushers and James
Watson Scotch Imported 1881
Brandy, Three Star Hennessey,
and all the Leading Brands of
Wines and Cigars. New and
Elegant Mixtures. Comfort
able quarters for gentlemen.
No better service in Oregon.
The Bellinger-Ritchie Company,
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L. N. CRANE & Co.
Cabinet Making, Upholstering and Mat
tress Making a Specialty.
IIHSTCLASS WOHK l.UAKAN ftCI).
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' General Brass and Iron Founders
GEO. F. MCLYNN, Proprietor- :
Special attention given to
repairing and rebuilding all
kinds of machinery.
B'lker City. Telephone Red 161
MCEWEN & SLOAN, Proprietors.
REPAIRING - A - SPECIALTY
Jt SHOP -J
OPPOSITE THE LIVERY STABLE.
A BEAUTIFUL LINE
Now in at the Red Front. Be sure and come
and see our fine Line of Comforts, all-wool
Oregon Blankets, large Cotton Bats, Etc. Dry
Goods and Ladies' Furnishings, Gents' Under
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carry a full line of Gordon & Dilworth's high
grade Jellies, Plum Puddings, Mince Meat, etc.;
also Heintz' relishes, which need no other rec
ommendation than the name. Fancy Lunch
Goods to suit the most fastidious are also on
the shelves, with a full assortment of staple
groceries. Remember the place.
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W. C. CALDER, Proprietor
OPERA HOUSE SALOON
SUMPTER BEER ON DRAUGHT
BlYJ.IARD AND POOL TABLES
ly and Moore Whis
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. . Postoffice'Store
FRESH GOODS ARE ARRIVING DAlLY
Complete New Stock of Men's and Roys' Winter Wear, Clothing, Over
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