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About The Sumpter miner. (Sumpter, Or.) 1899-1905 | View Entire Issue (Jan. 7, 1903)
Wednesday, January 7, 1905
THE SLMPThR MINER
Scarcity of Lumber Retards
Progress on Development
NVil J. Sorensun returned it few days
ago from the Friday Minu at Pearl,
Idaho, where he spent oeveral dayalook
ing after the Intercuts of the company.
Mr. Sorenoen feels highly elated over
the showing made upon the property
since his last visit there, and states that
there is no question but that the Friday
will eventually tie one of the biggest
mines in the state of Idaho.
On account of the scarcity of lumber
for mining purposes no drifting is being
done at present, and the work is of
necessity limited to hoisting the ore to
the surface from the great ore reserves
in the mine and placing the same upon
the dump and in the ore-bins; in this
way a large amount of ore will be on
hand to run through the mill when it )b
finished. The mill will be pushed for
-ward to completion at the earliest ob
sible moment, consistent with the
economical expenditure of the com
pany's money ; lint lumber seems to be
the controlling factor in thi-'Peurl camp,
as the Lincoln mill stands there today
but little more than half completed, and
none of the mines have received any
thing like the amount of lumber neces
sary to fully carry out their plans.
When asked whether or not he would
place another property upon the market,
Mr. Sorensen stated that it was the in
tention of his Arm to give their entire
time and attention to the Friday, and
first place it upon a dividend paying
basis; then, should they find another
meritorious property they would not be
adverse to taking hold of it. "By giv
ing our attention to one thing ata time"
said Mr. Sorensen, "we feel that our
energies are not scattered, but are
concentrated, and thus am in a better
position to conserve and attend to
the interests of our stockholders,
which we have always endeavored
to make our first consideration.
1 expect to send the most of my time
at the mine for the next few weeks, as
I am determined to II ml some means of
overcoming the lumber situation in the
Mr. Sorensen left for the Maxwell
FREE MINERAL SURVEYS.
Remarks on Resolution Adopted by Inter
national Mining Congress.
K. G. Stevenson, one of the big min
ing operators of tho Greenhorns,; writes
Tiir Minkr asking that it give publicity
to an article written by Dan Kvans, one
of the delegates to tho last International
Mining congress, on a resolution passed
by that organization. Mr. Kvans nays:
The resolution provides that when
the price $5 per acre of a mineral
claim shall have been paid into the land
office, that the person making the pay
ment shall receive an order of survey,
which shall bu free of expense to the
claim owner. If the press of the country
will take that resolution to bo good and
advocate the passage of a bill on line
witli it, I believe the prospectors and
mining men would have a law favorable
to their interest in a very short time.
I will also suggest that all people inter
ested in mining in different parts of the
country write to their respective Rep
resentatives in Congress urging them to
assist in the passage of such a bill.
And with our joint action the press
and people interested in mining, Cong
ress will surely do what they can to
wards the passage of a bill on line with
the resolution, which undoubtedly
would be very beneficial, especially to
the poor prospector. It is a well known
fact that all lands other than mineral
lauds are surveyed free of cost to the
locator, and I am of the opinion that
mineral laud is a very essential factor
in the world's industries, and that tho
locators of such land who suffer more
inconveniences and hardships than any
other class of people should be encour
aged and granted these rights, which
locators of other lauds enjoy.
Acquired Additional Territory.
Since the late importnntdevclopmenta
on the Bonanza mine at Geiser the com
pany owning that p operty has b.-cn
reaching out and acquiring more
territory. Recently V. A. Thatcher, act
ing on behalf of the Bonanza consolidat
ed mining company, has purchased the
Butcher Boy, Iowa, Blue Bird and Littlo
Blue locations, in tho near vicinity.
These claims were formerly owned by
P. A. Gilbert.
Heard From their Machinery.
The long over duo shipment of
machinery for the Blue Bird mines near
tho Red Bov, has been heard from at
Omaha, Nebraska. Originally this
freight was shipped from tho factory of
the Sullivan Machinery company at
Clermont, New Hampshire. It should
arrive here soon.
We have a reputation for handling a
better lot of interesting specialties for
steam users than any other house.
Among these nre the now well-known
Kureka packing, the Improved Robertson-Thompson
indicator, the Iline
eliminator, the Willis planimeter, as
well as a dozen other things. These
things mean money to the man wise
enough to run his plant on a scientific
basis. Our catalogue will tell you about
them. It is free. .las. L. Robertson &
Sons, 204 Fulton St., New York.
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