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About The Sumpter miner. (Sumpter, Or.) 1899-1905 | View Entire Issue (Dec. 12, 1900)
Wednesday, December 12, 1900
THE SUMPTER MINER
WATER WORKS FLUME
Building a Buried One From
Wind to Pole Creek.
A crew of fifteen men Is at work con
structing a tlume from Wind to Pole
creek, a distance nf one mile, for the
water works company. Last summer
when R. E. Strahorn was here, he
thought that this would be necessary, to
prevent the water from freezing, which
has been carried In an open ditch, but sev
eral old timers, gentleman whose opinion
on the subject was considered of value,
declared that the tlume would not be ne
cessary. But the few days of cold weith
er of two weeks since demonstrated that
Mr. Strahoru's judgment In the matter
was correct. At that time the water did
freeze, the ditch was flooded with Ice and
the larger portion of the supply was cut
off from the reservoir for several days.
The tlume is being constructed of boards
two inches thick and twelve Inches wide,
making the tlume 10x10 Inches. It Is to
be buried belew the frost line to prevent
freezing. Something over 45,000 feet of
lumber is being used in its construction.
The improvement will cost about $1500.
The work was about half finished Mon
day and it was thought that only aoout
four days more would be required to com
This tlume will also save much waste
and increase the supply during the dry
months of the summer season.
E. & E.'s Financial Affa'rs.
The financial entanglement of the
E. and E. mine is being straightened out,
or rather, an effort Is being made to ac
complish it. Tiiere is u mortgage on the
property of f 400,000 besides floating
debts. It has been suggested that credit
ors accept 50 cents on the dollar, and per
mit the consummation of a sale of the
property. Freed of encumbrance It is
thought that the mine would at once find
its wav to resumption and give employ
ment to hundreds of men. This would
be a good thing for the dlsrict. The
E. and E. In three years operation pro
duced $520,000, showing what eastern
Oregon mines can do when In operation.
Baker City correspondence In San
Francisco Mining Review.
Queer Came for "Tight" Money.
Elmer Cleaver was in town Sunday, en
route to the Alamo district, where he has
large mining interests. For some weeks
past Mr. Cleaver has been at Pendleton,
Portland and intermediate points. He
says that in the wheat raising sections
the financial market is vere stringent,
owing to the very peculiar cause tint the
farmers are in such prosperous condition
that they are able to hold their wheat.
This they are doing, because of the low
prices; consequently money is "tight."
It is hoped, however, that the deadlock
will be broken soon after the holidays,
when commerce will resume its normal
condition. Mr. Cleaver expects great
things of Prairie City and the surround
ing mining districts, in all of which he is
Huntington's Three-Homed Proposition.
Which do you prefer that It. shall be:
Huntington, Baker county; Huntington,
Malheur county, or Huntington, Snake
River county? From the way things are
shaping themselves in Malheur and Union
counties, it looks as though we might
have a chance to vote on the important
question. Huntington Herald.
Retlmbering the Sanger Mine
Superintendent J. R. Romlg, of the
Sanger mine, northeast of Baker City,
is employing eleven men in retlmblng the
old workings and otherwise putting things
in shape for active and continuous work.
New pumps are expected to arrive soon,
and until that time little else can be done
as the lowest levels are filled with water.
Contracts have been let to O. O. Baisley,
of Haines, to supply the mine with 1000
cords of wood. The Sanger is an old pro
ducer, having been successfully operated
for many years. It was first opened in
1866, and is equipped with a lo-stamp
mill and two concentrators. Its ore is free
milling, and Superintendent Romlg, who
Is a mining man of extensive experience,
has faith In the Sanger becoming one of
the best mines in eastern Oregon. The
property was formerly under the control of
the O. I.. Bradley Mining company, and
is now being operated by the Sanger De
velopment company. Baker City Herald.
WILL SINK ANOTHER 100 FEET.
Contract Soon to Be Let for Work on the
Ed Cannon reached town Friday after-
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months. He had scarcely arrived when a
telegram came calling him back to Port
land at once. He came up on important
business connected with the Free Coin
age, and being so near he decided to go
out and Inspect the property anyway.
This he did Saturday and didn't get back
in time to catch the afternoon train and
had to wait over until Sunday, when he
left for Portland.
Mr. Cannon decided to sink another 100
feet on that promising property, which
will give .1 depth of 270 feet. A contract
for tills work will be let In the near
A. C. Little, who is Interested with Mr.
Cannon and Seymour Bell In several
Sumpter enterprises, notably the electric
light plant, came as far as Baker City
with the former, when he received a tele
gram calling him back to the Sound, pre
sumably on affairs of state, he being one
of Governor Rogers' right hand men. It
Is whispered around that these two gentle
men started to Sumpter on a mission of
considerable importance to this place, the
consummation of which is deferred until
both can return here.
Oil in Eastern Oregon.
"Oil experts who have looked into the
matter tell me that the biggest strikes
will be made In eastern Oregon and
Washington, east of I he Cascade range.
People are quietly locating on much of the
best land, and these experts predict that
within a short time the world will be
startled with the news that will come
from that section of the United States.
These experts gain thrlr knowledge of
the presence of oil by the formation of the
land, and one of them told me that In
three or four years eastern Oregon and
Washington would be producing mill
ions and millions of barrels nf nil. John
Angel In Portland Telegram.
Still Working Talmadge Placers.
The Talmadge placer mines nrarSpatt.'i
are still being worked full handed. These
placers have a big advantage over other
placer mines of eastern Oregon, in that
their working Is not dependent on "sur
face water" and confined to the season
when the snows are melting. 1 he water
is brought for miles through a canal from
the headwaters of Eagle creek and work
need be suspended only when unusually
cold weather freezes the water to such an
extent as to cause it to overflow the
ditches. It often occurs that work can be 1
continued there until as late as Christ-1
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