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About The Sumpter miner. (Sumpter, Or.) 1899-1905 | View Entire Issue (Jan. 9, 1901)
Wednesday, January 9, 101
THE SUMPTER MINER
OUR GOLD FIELDS.
There Are Now 400 Stamps
Not since the four California miners dis
covered gold in Gritlin's ruIcIi In October,
1861, has there been such favorable con
ditions for mining as has been experienced
In the eastern Oregon gold fields during
the last eight months. Willi an early
spring and a late fall, with little snow or
mud to interfere with travel, the mining
industry has progressed as never before
in Baker and adjoining counties.
While "the woods" have been full of
prospectors, and greater development
work has been done than ever before,
there have been few new Mi Ikes reported
of any consequence. This is accounted
for by the fact that much of the prospect
ing has been done by companies who have
bonded old claims and continued the work
already done, white the prospecting done
on new ground has been simply to hold
the property till next year, when a large
amount of development work must be
One year ago there were nine regular
producing mines in the various camps and
14 Irregular producers. At this time there
are 15 producers with about the same
number of Irregular producers, or mines
where machinery Is being constructed for
reducing ore. The new mills, or mills
having new machinery put In for enlarg
ing their plant are, the Gold Hill, 10
stamps; the Empire, 10 stamps; the Bra
zos, 10 stamps; the Mammoth, 10 stamps,
the Bald Mountain, 20 stamps; the Gol
conda, 10 new stamps; the Columbia, 10
There are 400 stamps that are sup
posed to be dropping1 In the various camps
in Baker county. Some of these stamps
are temporarily Idle, due to various causes.
Mills are being enlarged, new machinery
being put in or pending sale or explor
ations being made for deeper work.
There are about 100 more stamps in the
district that are idl-, not mentioned in the
above list. These are in mills on old
properties that have been worked out, or,
if not exhausted, then ruined by bad man
agement and In bad shape.
There have been just eighty stamps ad
ded to the active workers in the last year.
There are also about the same number in
process of construction which will be ready
for next year's work.
A large amount of hoisting machinery
has also been put in place and consider
able deep sinking has been going on.
The district east of the city has taken a
new start and present indications are
that the old Virtue district will rival
Cracker Creek, Itniianza and the Granite
districts before the close of the coming sea
son. A most conservative estimate indicates
that before the close of the season of 1901
there will be 10 new dividend producing
mines added to the list of producers in the
eastern Oregon gold fields.
Approximately the district lias produced
$3,000,000 In gold this year, 1000. The
Improvements which are in process of
construction will raise that figure to at
least $5,000,000 for the year 1901. Baker
City correspondent In holiday edition of
Captain Thompson's Placer Proposition.
A very Important step was taken by
the Gold Bullion Mining company of
Oregon, when the owners met the other
day and reorganized, by increasing their
capital stock from $100,000 to $500,000,
and the purchase of 640 acres of placer
ground. The company owns a dredger
on Snake river at Big Bend, where their
placer grounds are situated. The com
pany contemplates putting in an electric
plant at Parma, where the water is ample,
and convey the power to operate the
dredger a distance ofio miles, saving thus
the useless expense of hauling coal to the
dredger. The raise In the capital stock
was found necessary to secure adequate
funds to carry on this enlarged project, as
It has been demonstrated that by cheap
ening the cost of power a fair profit can
be made from the cleanups of the dredger.
The owners of the property are, J. S.
Kenyon, Captain C. H. Thompson, A.S.
McComns and Hon. William Smith, thus
showing that this is practically a home
TIMIlCR LAND. ACT JUNE . 1878.
UnltrJ States UnJ Ofiicc. I
La GranJe, Oregon, December it. igoo I
Notice is hereby Riven that In compliance with the
provisions of the act o( Congress of June i, 1878, en
titled "An act (or the sale ol timber lanJs In the
States ol California. Oregon, NevaJa, anj Washing
ton Territory," as extenJcJ to all the Public LanJ
States by act of August 4. 1841,
UNDBN 0. STUTUR,
of Sumpter, County of llaker. State of Oregon, has
this Jay fiteJ In this office his sworn statement No.
T 10, for the purchase of the M nw( sec. 15, anj
ejj ne!(, of section No. 14, In township No. 10 s,
range No. it li. W. M., anj will oiler proof to show
that the lanj sought Is more valuable for Its timber or
stone than for agricultural purposes, anj to establish
Ills claim to said lanJ before the Register anj Re
ceiver of (hlsollcccat La GranJe, Oregon, on Satur
day, the oth day of March, 1901.
lie names as witnesses: D. S. McCoy, V. R.
MeaJ, Clarke SnyJe, anJ Irwin GatewooJ, all of
Any anJ all persons claiming ajversely the above
JescrlheJ lanJs are requested to file their claims In
this oltice on or before saM uth Jay of March,
1901. l W, lUHTLI'TT, Register.
TIMlinR LAND. ACT JUNE i. 1878.-NOTICI:
TOR I'UIILICATION. J
Unlti-J St lies Land Oflice,
La Grande, Oregon, Doc, 38, tgoo.
Notice Is herebv Driven that In compliance with the I
provisions of the act ol Congress ol June 1, i8?8,
entitled "An act for the sale ol tlmbei hnJsin the
states of California, Oregon, NcvaJ 1, and Washing
ton Territory," as extended to all the public land
states by act of August 4, 1841,
ORLANDO C. KOONTI
of Hereford, County of llaker, State of Oregon,
has this Jay hleJ In this ntlire his sworn statement
No. t lor the purchase of the se'( sw1, of section
No. I?, In township No. 11 south, range
No. )3 E W At, and will offer prool to show Hi it the
land sought Is more saluabte lor Its timber or stone
than for agricultural purposes, and to esl.illish his
claim to said land belure the Register and Receiver
ol this oftice at I a Grande, Oregon, on Saturday,
the 16th day of At irch, toot.
He names as witnesses: Thomas AtvlJsoti, K. II.
Ware, James I leelwoJ, Jr., I ted I'erry, all ul Here
Any and all persons claiming adversely the above
described lands are requested to hie their claims in
this office on or belore said 16th Jay of .March,
Jans t i:. W. ItsRUIlTT, Register.
PETITION FOR LIQUOR LICENSE
Tn the honorable Hoard of County Commissioners of
Maker County, Oregon.
We, the unJerslgned cillens of llourne Prescind,
llaker County, Oregon, humbly petition our honor
able IniJy to grant n license to Anderson & At irsh to
sell spirituous, inous and malt liquors In iuanliile
less than one gallon, in the town ol lioutne, for the
period of three () months from lebruir) 1, loot,
anJ tor such 11ur petitioners will ever pray
Thus Alcliulre, I rank AicL.inn, John Council,
Thomas Ward. I rank Weir. EG White. I'll lint, i
l: Johnson. II it Cadds. Cll Cook Urn Shea, Win
I lint. John T Rusk, s A llrmrrs. W At I rands, A II
Sleile, GN r.ivlor. Allen Mcl'liee, lAnsleid, Chas
I nele. DiWd L'vel.md, R I) Wainock, l l'Oike, I)
(i llr inner, I 'at AUiris, Chas (1 North, John He.1g.1n,
Huney AlcKenna.A I Goldthiiip. E C llr.ilurd, W
T Campbell, lleniy I'ngle, (Jias At llostmiin, in
III llr. W J I vans, Allred Cisanbon, John .Spur, I'at
VrrunJi, C I- Kear, A J l Dress, A J TaJlikk,
Ward O Or J C I'usl. I R McN.1m.1ra. At W Heck-
vvhli.fi WRinkin.Jolin AtcGill. Gen G Ihli. I.I.
Diy, I. II Aklns. I C While, J NeUeikoin, I' liar
kins, II II Wilson, I'J Rao son, W II Sptncer, Chas
C Hill, W S thinner, R N Wall, V II lljlesry. Hen
Notice Is lieiel'v given that the said Anderson &
Atirsli will apply In the sii J ccuntj court ol Hiker
county Inr the granting nt said lUense on the list
diy of January, tgoi, or as soon thrrealler as their
petition can be lieirj.
ANDLHsON Si AUusll. I
In the County Court of llaker Counts , Oregon.
In the matter of the estate of Annie Clemens, de
ceased. Notice is hereby given by the undersigned,
U T. Ilrock, ddmlnlslrator of Hie estate ol Annie
Clemens, deceased, to the creditors of, and all per
sons having claims agalns the said estate, to exhibit
them together with the necessary vouchers, within
the next six months alter the lirst put licalion ol this
notice, to wit: The twelfth day ol December, n,
to the administrator at his oftice, at lite corner ot
Granite and Atlll streets, in the town of Sumpter,
Haker County, Oregon, the same being a place for
the transaction of business ot the said estate In said
county. L. T. IlkOCK,
Dated, Sumpter, Ore., December 11, 1400.
To Steve Leyden and W. W. Thurmens
You are hereby notified that A. J. Tajlock, your
co-owner In that certain mineral claim known as the
Peacock, being situated on the McCully fork about
four and a halt miles northwest of Sumpter and near
the Granite road In Uaker county, has performed as
sessment work as required by law and you are re
quired within 00 days from date hereof to pay your
proportion ot the expenditure upon said claim.
A. J. TADLOCK.
Sumpter, Oregon, December 10, looo.
First publication Dec 10, 1000, last March ?o, 1901.
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H. C. ROWERS, Agent,,
Haker City, Oregon
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