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About The Sumpter miner. (Sumpter, Or.) 1899-1905 | View Entire Issue (Oct. 29, 1902)
THE SUMPTER MINER
Wednesday, October 29, 1902
the Friday mino is located. The Payette
valloy !h of man's handiwork. While
the noil hikI water were there liefore t!io
dvent of man, difitribiition and arrange
muni did not permit of production. Now
agriculture carpets the valley, making
for mining the tuoHt advantageous of all
From KmiiH'tt to the Friday Ih a dis
tance of eight miles, well graded and of
fering the fluent facilitieH for hauling.
One of the most iiiiportantunterpriseH
holdttt. But Hn Nothing to Say to of Idaho is taking shape on the Pnyettu
The Public Big Electric Power Plant river, north of Pearl. That Ih the great
BelneConstrucled-OreBodlei Increase' ol,',,tri',lr plant heing Stalled to
, , ,. . ,,.., cupplv the Htreet carHof HoIho with elec-
In Extent and Value, With Depth- ,,,;.',.,., Vf aH w,. M , ,,,, ,,
Other Good Mine, in Friday District. titlt.r ,.,t,.rprlHeH within a radiuH of
1 thirty or forty miles. A great plant in
heing erected. What effect it will have
Neil. I. .Hohmim'ii, who in one of the on the the mining Industry cannot Ir
largest individual stockholder in anil, I appreciated without a personal visit,
MANAGER SORENSEN HARD PROP
OSITION FOR REPORTERS.
Furnishes Accurate Information to Stock-
together with Otto llerlockcr, the "Co."
of the linn, Ih Diniiicieriug the Friday,
in the hardest propiihitiou that u news
paper man ever tackled, lie hcliewsiu
telling of the merit of the property
thiough the medium of pairo advertise
iiiciiIh. Ah soon as a tcportcr hegius to
HHk iiicMti(iiiH, he uhxuuich a frifty atti
tude and starts in on an elaborate
scheme of explanation an to why he
doesn't ean to talk ahout a mine in
which ho in interested ; seemingly feat
ing that homebody miglit think he wan
While I'earl in a liigh grade camp, from
which rich ore has lceii mined, justify
ing a haul to Koine, twenty-nix milen din
taut, itn great fiitttie naturally dependn
upon better operating facilities, which
are rapidly taking form.
The Checkmate wan for a periml tin
utile producer, hut since thu Fridav ban
begun to open even richer ore bodien and
the Lincoln in making arraugemeutn for
a great treating plant, the electiical and
trannportatiou companien realize that a
great future in mining in dawning. The
, f --i ..,: Checkmate
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4V III TTVHuTls
LEDGE AND SHAFT OF THE FRIDAY.
playing an unfair game, for the pursso
of nlling Mock.
If adroitly cross ticstioucd, ho will ad
mit that the proerty looks good to him,
that a mill in Mug erected, that "quite
a bunch of men" in at work there, but
when it comen to dates and details and
deliuito declarations, he says that in a
matter in w hich the public ban no inter
est ami that stockholders can always get
such information when desired.
So it in that Tmk Minkk ban been
forced to go to other noiirccn for these
One in impressed. with the reclamation
work of man on an apparent waste of
Nature, when riding from Hoise, the
statu capital, to Kiumett, the terminus
of thu railway approaching Pearl, where
1 Jt-Z "isil
fr&&? In-gan .level-
.x!;v VsSSSi " i' ' l .
a" mere was a
er vein on
the surface to follow. This
ban widened into a great ore
Ixidy, from which ore to
keep a mill in continuous
operation is Mug mined,
and has Im'cii mined for
several years. On the Fri
day the vein at the surface
is wider by far, and for the
depth attained shows great
improvement in width ami
values. The future of thin
mini) alone seems sullicieul
to make a big camp, and thu
Friday in not the only rich
property beingoKued there.
Approaching Pearl, one in
impres-ed with the health
ful, growing condition (if the
place. The Leviathan mill,
regarded an the lower or
tion of Pearl, in tbeoutpost.
Pearl In by the Cluckmatu
plant. There from thirty
to forty men are always em
ployed, and the citir.enn
would an soon doubt the
next rising of the sun an to
iuestion the continuity of
work on this proitcrty. The
Checkmate slopes ore for thu full length
of a claim, proving a shoot at least 1600
feet in length. The vein at the depth of
MM feet is from eight to twelve feet in
AUiut L000 feet distant from the
Checkmate mill is the Friday, where
greatest interest centers now, owing to
the work of constructing a new- treating
plant and thu extensive development
outlined by thu management. Siicriu
temlcnt (irillith, in charge of work,
courteously shows the properly. Above
the collar of the shaft there is anopeu
trench along thu vein MX) feet in length,
from which rich ore was tnkeu and ship-
H'd to thu smelter In early days. Shi
piug ore twenty-six miles by wagon and
thence over a long rail line where rates
are high, and Dually paying smelter
charges, with a margin of profit for the
owners, Indicates thu great valuen out
cropping on thin projierty and proves
the presence of a marvelous shoot.
A tunnel has been driven from the
level of the collar of the shaft, opening
very rich ore. This was also shiped to
the smelter by thu old exH'nsive meth
od. The shaft, a diagram of which is
herewith presented, a short distance be
yond thin tunnel, is 1110 feot deep, with
two levels. The one at eighty feet depth
nliows a widening vein and better values,
although the drifts did not reach the
shoot opened in the tunnel. At 130 feet
depth the drifts prove a still wider vein,
with improvement in values over the 80
loot level. It Is here that work will be
centered in the future. The manage
ment contemplates extending all the
diifts under tho tunnel and also in the
other direction under the hill, where
greater depth will be had and doubtless
The Lincoln, said to be an extension
of tho Friday, is now constructing a big
cnncentratiiiL' nlaut. This lironerty is
taking on u prosperous front, and will
m a denirablu neighbor to tho rich mine
owned by the Sumpter jieople.
FRED G. LAWSON
Opera House Block
WHOLESALE AND RETAIL GROCER
We make a Specialty of Supplies for Miners.
Heinze's Celebrated Canned Goods and a
Full Line of Groceries
RITES, $1.00 PER DIY AND UP.
Electric Lights and Phone. Hot and Cold Baths.
M. SPENGLER, Proprietor
WELL DRESSED MEN
In Sumpter and vicinity have their clothes
FLYNN, the Tailor.
Big Line of Fall Goods Just Received.
C'RNTKII HTHKKT, NKAR 1-OSTOFFICK
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A. J STINSON, Prop.
(Successor to Snyde & Stlnson)
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