Wednesday, March 20. iy a The Demand For Sumpter Gold Properties THE SUMPTEfc MINER TO INVESTORS TO MINE OWNERS IS GREATER ATTHIS PERIOD THAN IN ALL THE HISTORY OF EASTERN OREGON MINING EXPERIENCE. We want any number of legitimate mining propositions that will bear the very strictest examination. Dividend paying mines, partially developed mines with ore reserves, prospects with merit are asked for. In listing properties with us, state specifically cash and bond price. J J J J CONFINE DESCRIPTION OF DE VELOPMENT, CHARACTER OF ORE AND SIZE OF VEINS TO FACTS. ADDRESS OR CALL ON P. E. POINDEXTER & CO. MINING BROKERS The Oldest Operators in the Camp References Any UanU in Baker County Basche Block, Sumpter, Ore. KLK AND MOOSE SOLD. T.1C0111.1 C-plUlMs liny and Will De vtlop Till I'loiuismt! Property. W. C. Older Ins u.-uotl.itiM the -.ale of .1 ciuittollliiK intrirM lit the I.IK and Moose mining il.ilms to .1 puts ol l.i ciiiiia i'.iilt.illsts, whit .iliii liituisli ample Itiinls fur drvrliipinrnt. I hrsr iliniis wctr located and owned lv duties Slucldii.'iii and aie situated .it the head ot AcCulliugh fork.nr.ir the ilch Mammoth mine. I Ills property Is s.ild to he .1 very pionf islng one, the IrJge tiring live leet ytron and lying in soil yellow poipli'ry be tween slate and granite Inriualloiis, and liom this viiiue I lie tl.li pluers just be low w ere led. I he p innings trout dltler flit points nn the ledge vlnnv unusual auiiiiiuts ol co'itse gold. I. Win Wilson, on whose opinion the property was accepted, repotted to have also (mind some high grade gold be.iirug Millilnilrtslli.it had been ov el looked by the ptovnvtoi. Mr. Wilson is winning his way to the Iron! rank among mining men In this ilUtikt. Another important deal in which he figured was t lie sale ot the (i.ill lloideu gioup, in the Cracker Creek district. I he price paid lor the 1:1k and Mouse is not made public, but all tunles loiuerurd seem to be satisfied with (lie transaction. Work will be proe.uted energetically trout now nn. John Day l'lcs in Operation. The many placer intnrs in and about Canyon City arc being operated at pies enl, work having commrikrd much earlier tins srason than usual, 00 .UiOiuit ot the light miow in the mountains and the ex ceedingly early spring. At Marvsville, C. I.. Uoddlck and l-iaim K. Sels.wltli the assistance of liwln hhinl and l:rauk ElUh, are at work on their placet property 011 Quirtr- Kulch, with the prospect (or a I lair clean up for the season. William I Clark and hiu'tiahar l-liil.iy-on ate each at work at tlieir plicer mines near the I town of ,Marsvllle. On .Miller itioun 'tain, the Holm Alining company, com posed 01 Herbert I'owell, Irving Hael tine and W. S. Haiina, ate busy at work opening up their claims. Herelofotesome work has been done on the land bv the ground sluicing process, but little had been accomplished, though the ground ! p. ild well tor the wotk done. The ground slums every Indication of paying well,! some coarse gold being picked up from the bedrock. I he mine is full of quart Unit that is very rich in tree gold, and in much ol it gold can he readily seen with the naked eye. lite young men h ive ar ringed to save all the quart taken from i the mine and have it milled during the coining season. Mine Mountain liagle. ! VPIi.it Is the Apx of a Lode. I'he Scientllic Press published the fol lowing last week as ilie deliuition of an apex: "In mining term 'apex' does not mean a point. It means the lop of the ledge or lode, that which comes neatest the surface. I'he part from foot wall to hanging wall at the top of the lode nearest the siirt.ue s the apex." Now that Is misleading, and as the extra lateral title ol .1 load claim is controlled by the pn session ot the "apex," it is Important that there should be .1 Used definition of the word. 'I here are many opinions on the meaning ol the word, but nearly all agree th.it the apes Is the highest point of the ledge. It Is the top of the vein and there tore must be the highest point above or below the sutlace. " I'he top or the apex ot the vein, within the meaning ot the act of ongrcss, Is the highest point of that vein whete it approaches nearest to the sutlace ot the earth," says Judge Miller. "'I'he top or apex ot any part of a vein is formed by following the line of Its dip up to tin highest point at which vein matter eists in the fissure," says Chief Justice lleatty. San l;ranclsco Mining and En 1 glneetlng Review. 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