Wednesday, December 12, 1900 10 THE SUMPTER MINER MINES KAST OF BAKER. ' Improvrme nls on lands not deed ed or patented 18,610 Miles of telegraph and telephone lines, 232 2,340 Seven Per Cent Copper in the Steamboat-, sailboats stationary engine rind manufacturing in.'i- Union-Vinson's Carrol B. chineiv 20,720 Merchandise and stock in trade... 73,530 Farming implements, wagons, ... . . , .1 1 . 1 r carrlige, etc 24,-tlo Work has commenced on the sinking of ()u.y 15610 .1 icx-....l shall on the Copper queen, Nors .accouIZ"!""" fti',Hio belief knimii .is (illklnsmi scupper mine, HousrhoM furi,i,urc, wa,c,es lociled twenty mile:, northeast of Haker ( :ewery vlc 18160 City. I his property .,s recently bond- JorsK . n"'lZZ'l $6,290 e.l and the ..rk is in progress under the Ca 248fo direction of the new management. I here ShK . ,6 M2i020 Is now .1 shaft about 40 feet in depth on ' gw(. ,,,, , the Oueeu, at the site nf the old smeller, ' ' 1 wlikli was operated over twenty years the present work will continue ago. this shall. A liiiincl has been driven on another uit nl the tl.iiin a distance of over 400 feet. On the property ol the Union (iold Mining Miiupauy, about ten miles south west nl Sparta, ote has been struck heal ing 7 per cent copper. Copper lias been delected in the ore ol this property before, but not in such good iiuautities. A re vival of interest In the copper district is noticeable, .iiul holds promise of greater activity their next v. ear than ever before. ( Jross value of alt property. ..$1,447,080 l:xeniptions 90,73 I'olal value taxable property..5i, 356,350 ( Total taxable property 1809 5 091,353 Increase 3t4997 WHEKE IS A. E. STARR? This Miner Has Not Bun Sn Since November 14. On or about November 14, at midnight, A. I:. Starr left what is known as the W. S. Vinson, manager of the Carroll Mullen cabin, at the McNamee diggings,' M mine, the I'leasaut Valley district, nine where he had been living, since which I miles southeast ol here, announced todiy I time no trice of the missing man has that his workmen had connected the new been obtained, and it Is among the most works on Hut property wiihtheold shall, nrolunle ol things that on his travels When .Mr. Vinson took charge of the through the ireenhorn mountains on the property last fall, he unmediately began night ol his strange disappearance he fell sluklui: a double loinpaitment shaft lor down some prospect shaft and was killed work at a belter location than the old one. by the fall, or behiK unable to extricate I his his been driven Willi all possible himsell Irom the depths of the shaft, speed. At Hie No-foot level, a crosscut perished from cold and hunger, was made lo lap the old works and cut A. I:. Starr was a ploiuer of the Hob- the vein. 1 tot It have been siiccrsslul in Insonvllle section, having mined there every respect, and the management re- tor the past twenty or more years. He pints. 1 lode sixteen leet in widlhattlie was supposed to know every foot of the point where Hie tunnel Intersects, pour (ireenhorn district. Why lie left his feet ol this wide vein curies high values, cabin at midnight Is not known, but hours All development work has proven very before going he remarked that he con-' satisfactory. Men who have kept faith templated a visit to Hie Carpenter claims In the eastern and southeastern district a few miles away, while ildi developments In other districts Prior to his going to Ivobinsonville to absorbed Interest, leg.ud the work on the engage in mining, Starr resided at Prairie Carroll H, Uraos and possible renewed Cltv, l irant county, where he became a operations in the While Swan, as a good Mason and has ever shier kept up his Indication that Hie properties Immediately membership in the lodge at that place, tributary to Haker City will command Ills strange disappearance having been in uc 1 1 attention in the neai Inline. Ore- reported lo the Prairie City Indue, a goniaii. Slxtfeii-Font Ledge in the C.urol I). I he Carrol H mine, in Pleasant Vallev dlstilct, being extensively opeialed by W. I . Vinson, is making exlianidinarv show Inn as development woik processes. Hie crosscut tunnel, at a distance ol 50 leet searching party of seven or eight men was at once sent out and a diligent hunt throughout the country tributary to Hob-, Insonvllle was instituted, hut thus far all efforts to mid any trace of the lost man hive been in vain. Members of Mr. Starr's tamllv residing , in Haker City are almost distracted over 1 from the bottom ol the So-fool shaft, cut lhc fr,,ollrj a,wnfc. f thrir parent and a ledge K. feel wide, the values clear ,ls ,,roKiMr death, .ind many IrkncN both .ii-ssii-H-ii-iK-mur ....... -,u ,., ,.,c .. .,. H.iKcrr nna ( 7r.mt couutlr.. will do all in their power to apprehend his where- Iheilch oie shoot struck a few weeks ago ami Horn which oie .voith lioni f 10, ocx) to $50,000 to Hie ton was taken, con tinues as ikh as ever. Mr. Vinson has a force ol twenty or mine men at work at the mine and Hie showing being made will soon justily the erection ol a milling plant lor the reduction ol the ore. Dem ocrat. Grant County Taxable Property $l,447,OSO abouts. Oemoaal. Denver People Buy the Uncle Dan. Matt Harrodi, of Denver, who repre sents a strong Colorado syndicate and 1 who has been in Haker City and vicinity ! lor several mouths pursuing mine Invest!-1 gatlon, lias consummated a deal tor the I purchase of the Uncle Dan mine in Virtue 1 A press dlspitchlioui Salem says that district, a property long owned by Dan 1 the summary ol the assessment roll ol C0J1r.n1 and by him quite extensively de-1 (.rant county was tiled In Hie secretary ol , veloped, so much so that the property lias state's oibce I hursday and shows a net w making a magnllicent showing of' Increase ol about j6 per cent over that ol !'. specimens of ore coming Irom there last year, being one ol Hie lew counties tliat show values anywhere from Sio.ooo show lug that condi'lon. I he gross v alu- to 40,000 to Hie ton. Mr. Harroch, w hen atlou lor 1K00, was i,ckSi,77.j, and the ex emptions 00,121, leiv Ing the net valua tion .wi,)S5. I Ids seat's figures will be touud In the loiiowing summary: Acres tillable laud, 18,854 ? Acres nontlllable land, 317,283... Improvements on deeded or pat ented lauds Town and city lots Improvements on town and city lots seen yesterday by a Democrat reporter, had lew particulars to give of Ills pur chase, but continued the report Hi it he had bought the property and said he would 1 uj.Sio R" lilrt details later on. Democrat. 4i9,8io Prompt .mention to order for cut How, ers and floral pieces. City Green House 48.990 Ka.rr Cjty Oregon. 50. j 50 The best is always cheapest buy Giant 51,100 powder. Are You Progressive and Up-to-Date? Do you want. 1 stamp mill that Ids. -I capacity of 8 to 12 tons to each stamp? One that no maker of stamp mills in the United Stales can sell you, but ourselves? One that is better in everyway than the kind thevcan sell you. 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