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THE SUMPTkfR MINER
Wednesday, September 16, 190$
The Sumpter Miner
PUBLISHED EVERV WEDNESDAY Br
fiWVNNR. - - EDITOR
Entered at lh postonlce In Sumpler, Oregon, tur
trantmlttlon through tht mails t second clan
ALWAYS IN ADVANCE.
OMICIAI. PAPER OF IMC CITVOF SUMPTER
Tho iIiMith of ThiiiniiH MoEwon
roniHViM from tho community one
()f itN IIIOhI IOIUllir, IIIOHt IIHOflll and
host beloved citizens. Mr. McHwon
wiih h until of sterling worth, strict
honesty and integrity, ills iidinlr-
able traits of c huracetr, IiIh kind and
; irouorotiM iiaturo endeared hi in to nil
, classes of people, and timdo IiIh name
loved and respected wherever ho was
1 known. In him Sumpter Iihm lost ono
,' of Ita lii'Ht and moHt progressive
Tho Minn Operators' association,
of Hnnttlo, Is cortululy an Institution
iiftor which it would bo prolltablo for
tho Humptor operators, to pattern.
Tho aim of every legitimate firm Is
to place 'Its property Imforo tho
public in tho proper light and to
ullmlnato tho cut rate broker and tho
wild cattor. It Is an Instance where
there la a community of lutorosts,
and ono In which It behooves every
one concerned to work together. The
jiood of ono Is tho good of all.
After yours of inactivity, says thej
Mining World, silver has ouco again
ot In motion and on AugiiMt 21
touched tho hlglmst point that it has
attained In recent years, viz; 57 7,
cents per mince. Tho lowest price
at which silver was over quoted was
in January, UHtll, when ou tho '.17 1 h
of that mouth it touched 17
. Mir ounce in Now York.
mouth hIiico thou It has been climb
ing and the present market quotation
is in the neighborhood of f7 coiiIm
per ounce. Tho real cause for the
Hvd.iuco Is doubtless that largo
quantities of the metal arc going to
I nil In and other eastern countries.
ami again that the Industries wont,
never consuming so mcuh silver, the,
wonderfully buoyant times having
given great impetus to the matiufac-1
tore of articles of luxury and the I
beautiful metal, silver, figures
greatly In tiiese.
AT THF QUEBEC.
To Start Crosscut for Hanging Wall
A. II. llrowue, consulting engineer
for the (Quebec, leturued from tho
mine yesterday. Ho says that tho
tunnel is progressing at (lie rate of
live feet a day.
Ho further states that it is the in
tention of the management to start
tho crosscut for tho hanging wall at
"llaliles in tlio Woods" aud "Jack (
tlio Uliitil Killer" will Iki presented
at the Hills Opera house Thursday
and Friday evenings respectively by
local talent under tho auspices of the
Independent Order of I. Ions.
Admission 75 and 50 cents. Children
Mr. R utter Talks About
Methods of Seattle
V. C Hutter, of Soattlo, president
and goiioral matiBKor of tlio Kittau
11111K Mining compuny, who has been
Hpoudlng somo timo in tho district
looking after the company 'h intorcHtfl,
in iiIho a momber of tho Scuttle
Operators' AhhocIdMoii and chuirmau
of tho ways and means committoo.
Kcgiirdiug tlilH organization, 11 groat
dual concerning which haH boon said
in tho different mining journals, Mr.
,. . . .I.., ,
Hotter is most enthusiastic and
thinks that by all means tho Sumpter
mine operators should form a similar
Institution. Itolativo to tho plan
and work of the association, ho says:
"Our main object is to ollmluato
tho wild cattor and cut rato brokor,
and place legitimate mining on its
true footing before tho people
Mining, I moan real mining, has
suffered mora at tho hands of these
people than from any othor source,
and our organization Is doing ita
sliaro to put thorn nut of business.
When a company makes application
for membership in tho association, a
committoo is appointed to roport ou
Its standing mid also on tho merits
of Its mining property. If tho roport
is unfavorable, tho application is
very promplty rejected. Our In
vestigations in this particular aro
conducted with great care and
fairness. In this way wo aro suro to
got only legitimate oporators.
"Ou tho reverse sldo of tho com
pany's lettor heads aro two cuts
representing the legitimate and tho
Illegitimate operator. Tho ono shows
the face of a tunnel with men at
work, and the other, a splder-liko
Individual with flashing diamonds
heated in a well appointed office, and
l"1 (n0 corner or tlio picture is a
"'csolato and miserablo looking little
hole in the ground. It Is clear to
bo seen where tho money wout In the
two instances, and it is a pretty just
"If every mining confer would
adopt similar methods, and advortiso
its work as we aro trying to do, it
make fako operators hard to
place the legitimate mining
ou a firmer basis boforo tho
I Machinery for
is Dally Ex-
McCuigaii. superintendent of ,
the Alamo, was In the city yesterday '
and stated that the grading for the
, stamp mill had been completed and .
that work ou the buildings would bo
started at once. Mr. McOuigau says I
that, the sawmill recently put ill
operation has cut more than enough
lumber for tho buildings but that ho
has decided to cut another 100,000
feet before stopping.
The machinery for the ten stamp
mill to be Installed was ordered soino
time ago, aud its arrival is dally
Married In Baker City.
W. II. Mather left hero Monday.
This afternoon at 4 o'clock ho will
lie married iu linker City to Miss
LeouaThompsou, formerly of Sumpter.
They will leave for Spokaue, where
they will remain during tho winter,
returning hero in the spring. Both
are well and favorably known in this
city and their largo circle of friends
will not only bo pleased but surprised
to bear of tholr marriage, as Mr.
Mather "held out" on them before
DECIDE TO SINK
100 FEET DEEPER.
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decided that it would bo best not to
try to patch tho shaft, but to rotlmbor
it throughout, and also sink it 100
foot deopor boforo commencing tho
extraction of ore to run through tho
mill, oh by stopiug ore from the
bottom of tho drifts which would be
run from tho shaft it will allow room
llll tltn Mtnotn eanfttV tmr 4 ln IahaIh
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above and in that way tho using of
great quantities of timber will be
avoided as tho waste rock will tako
tho placo of timbors and koop tho
walls from caving in.
Tho sinking of tho shaft 100 foot
deepor should open up largo quanti
ties of oro, several times moro than
tboro is in sight, actually blocked
out, at prosout, and thus assuro the
continual running of a mill for a
number of years upon tho oro blocked
out. Thoro can be no doubt about
the finding of tho voin at this pro
posed depth, as It has been thoroughly
demonstrated by tho Cbcckmato
workings that the oro bodies aro
doep seated, and tho pormauouoy or
tho continuation of tho veins to
groat aud unknown depths is assured.
Tho merits and values of tho camp
of Pearl havo boen demonstrated to
tho outiro satisfaction of all mining
mou who havo becomo acquainted
with tho camp within the last couple
of years. Tho volns or oio bodies
havo boon proven to increase in
width, longth and values, and as far
as tho oro is concerned tho camp is
assured of a very bright future and Is
considered safe to mine in.
DON JUAN UN WATERED
Mill to Start Temporarily
Tho unwatoriug of tho Don Juan,
iu tho Greenhorn district, was
completed yesteiday, and A. H.
lirowuo, consulting engineer for the
company, who has just returned from
tho property, states that work is to
be started at ouco, testing tho oro ou
tho lower elvels.
The mill will lie started up at onco
for a short tlmo for this purpose and
upon the tests will depend tho futuro
development of the mine. It Is not
understood that tho mill is to bo run
continuously, but merely started up
temporarily to test tho oro from tho
It. W. Kelsey, manager of tho
Knox Kantner Concert company, was
in Sumpter the today arranging dates
for his compauy. Mr. Knox has a
national reputation as an imperson
ator aud tho company is meeting
with great success ou the coast where
peoplo havo loug wished for a goou
malo quartette. Tho dates for
Sumpter will bo auuounced later.
I invite the ladies of Sumpter and
vicinity to call aud see my selection
of fall aud winter Millinery.
MRS. W. S. EBERMAN.
William wells elmer
CONSULTING AND MINING
Office Hotel Sumpler. SUMPTER. OREGON
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Physicians and Surgeons
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F. E. HOBSON.
Civil and Mining Engineer.
U. S. Deputy Mineral Surveyor (or Oregon, En
gineer for the City of Sumpter. ,
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