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About The Sumpter miner. (Sumpter, Or.) 1899-1905 | View Entire Issue (July 30, 1902)
THE SUMPTER MINER
Wednesday July 30. 190.4
Interior Department Withdraws
Vast Areas in Blue
.Much Inlcri'Mt tiiN nroiiHci I here liy
lliii iill)licntioii itf it recent pre-H ilix
.it I'll from W'iihIiIiihIiiii, relntive to the
crentlcin of foreHl riwru in the 1 tl lit
itiiiiinliiiiiH. Tin iniirei"iiiii yenentlly
irenilH that it in the llrxt Htei taken by
mine (inwerfnl HVliilicnte to prevent In
illvMiuil lilinttH, with it view to M'cnriiij:
tlit'w viilnnlile t SimIht IiiikIh in liirtfi'
tnictH. Oin of lliei'ti ilifi.itc!ieH, (luted
.Inly '.M, mivh:
I .ti id I ('iiiiiiiiicHiniicr lleriimmi, I'nrcxt
iiierlnleiiileiit Ornifhy mill tlmtieohu. 'nn;ti width of thu win lit thin iint Ih
irniHH rnolH to bedrock, which Ih mi rtvur
iiu'e of llfteeli feet from tin ciirfiict! of
tlie u'riinnd, mill proinict'- to rival pome
of tlie bt't placer inincH that irant
county Inn' Known cince the early i-ix'
tiff They expect to return to their
property at an early date anil make ar
raiiu'eineut" to install a hydraulic on
the ground in the ipriiivr. lllue .Moun
DIXIE MEADOWS ORE $375.
Rich Strike in a Promising Quartxburg
Per ton, :"tl Thi'M' are the liitt-Ht
lU'iircx telephone)! to Dr. V. C. Helknap,
president of the Dixie Meadow m (iold
.Mining' company, liy I'rank .1. Daviiy,
the iinted ar'Siwr of linker City, on miiii
ple" Milnnittt'd to him fume diiyp apt
from the i ich ore IkmIv encountered at a
dihtiince of ll'.'i feet on thu north drift
fiom the main ciii--cut tunnel. Tlienv-
ii'iil Survey lime united in recoiuliieuil
inc to the secretary tif the interior the
temporary uithdrawr.l of tlnee tract of
land in Crunk, (iriint, Harney, .Malheur,
Maker, I'matilla, I'lilou and Wallowa
coiiutiei', eniliiMlvinu the peukn and
lieiivilv t IiiiIhti'iI it'itinuH of the Straw
lierrv, lllue and I'iiuiIit Ither iniiiiii- j ilitriet, who have for miiiic time hceu
twehe feet and from it have lcen taken,
hince Achiijer Daxey Iiiih hceu at work
on the nut on which he made the last
report, NimplcH that eacily a -ay doulile
that amount. The uiemlHri' of thecom
pa ny in e, of course, miH happily mir
prised, as itie ul-o the people of the
tains, the total area hciii' appioxiiuate
ly IKKHI scpiaie mill's.
This withdrawal, if made, will he the
llrst step in the iliiectiou of creatine a
vast reserve in eastern Oregon, wheie,
in the opinion of the survey and land
, expecting liithint-of the Dixie .Meadow
Thu ledjje has U-en cros-cut ill lliree
places ami ha- shown up eccllcntU at
every point. The general aerat'e ot thu
many assay-made is $10 per ton, ex
ollice, thcic Is a crying nceil lor protec ceeiliu that of any other mine in thu
li f the liuiher and water siipplv, es-1 district. The famous Ited lloy reached
pecially ax it is contemplated ;,n-1 a general averati of fl'S, hut it held that
only for a shoit distance.
Thu main tunnel of the Dixie .Meadows
mint) has hceu run 170 feet, from which
the north drift has heen extended lL'o
feet. The principal IhmIv of ore is
crushed slate, through which run iimrtz
stringers. Tlie latest assays shows from
forty to sity Mr cent tree nM.
The force is now at work exclusiwly
on the third tunnel, recently hcpiu, to
reach an additional depth of ll'.'i feet at
which another "surprise" is anticipated.
struct storage ieseroirs tit the-e sec
Thu largest withdrawal tecoiiiiueutltil
is roughly I, shaped, thu husu of thu I.
running north aial south ahiiw thu Itlue
niouutaluH, and' thu upright running
eat and west ailing thu Straw lieiry
mountains. The latter section is ap
proximately I'M miles from east lowest,
varying in width from six to eighteen
miles. The lllue mountain section var
ies In width fiom sixteen to foity miles,
ami extends dui' south from thu I'ma
tilla Indian reservation tor HN) miles, to
its intersection with thu Slrawhcrry
mountain withdrawal, thu two foimlnn
a liulit auule. These couiliiued with
drawals emhracealsiut eighty townships,
including the headwaters of thu .Itihli
Day, Sllvies, Malheur, CriHiktsI, tiramlu
Itunde and I'owder livers anil nuinU'r
less trihutary streams.
Another one, dated the '.'.Mil instant,
says: The secretary of the interior to
day approxetl the rivoinincuilatinn niade
hy Koi est Superintendent Drtushy, of
Oreu'ou, for thu withdrawal of a lame
part of the Itlue mountains in Oregon
known as the Straw Itcrry moiiiitain re
uiou, with a iew to the i"tahlishment
of the lllue Mountain finest icmiw.
The aiea involved ih alsiut 1 1.1 town.
ship", ngi!rii'.iUiii!:i,.,IU,'Jiiil acres.
Rich PUctr Ground Looted.
Attorneys (ieo. K. Davis and A. D.
Deedy leluruetl Tuesday evening from a
trip to Meadow cieck, in the North Pork
coiinli y, in the cxlicinc uorthc.iM part
of i Irani coiiutv , after an alienee of two
weeks, on which tlip thcv tveie aivolu
p.lliietl liy I'V-liclltT Newt l.iv IliiMon, of
Willow precinct. These enlleiucn niatle
this tiip to inspect tlicnch, undeveloped
placer tlepoits know ii to tist m Mea
dow creek. This they found, hut none
too soon, for shortly after they arrived
on thu w ion ml, parties came in fiom
Suiupter on the same mission. While
there they located 1 1 10 acre of mound in
the name of the Meadow Creek Placet
.Minim; Co., which company they will
incorMirale in tlie near future. The
proHrty they located is known to Is- re.
nmrkably licli, and pioicfts fiom the
Hoffman's Itakeiy makes a sx'fialty
of furnisliim. ice cream for parties.
Prompt attention itivun all unlets.
Harrison can tell you why all lucky
strikes are made vvitli tiiant Powder.
Shoes of all kinds at Neill .Meicaullle
lla.lewiMsl ice cream will Is- served
daily at SturtfillV."
T. (i. Harrison, iiout for (iiant
FRED G. LAWSON
Opin House Block
WHOLESALE AND RETAIL GROCER
We mike a Specialty of Supplies for Miners.
Heinze's Celebrated Canned Goods and a
Full Line of Groceries
Strawberries and Vegetables Fresh Every Day.
American Brewing and Crystal Ice Co.
E. SIBER, General Manager.
First Class Draught and Bottled
Also Ice Made of
The most modern equipped plant in the state.
All orders promptly attended to.
Telephone, Main nj. BAKER CITY, OREGON.
FOR SJLE BY
QmV and Placer Loca
tions, Tunnel Claim and THE
Water Right Locations, 0 1---,-,
Proof of Labor. Affidavit jv I LlA
of Disarcerv Work rVllMIZO
Mining Deed, Option to IIIINlK
Purchase, Quit Claim I
Deed, Lease j j j j
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