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About The Sumpter miner. (Sumpter, Or.) 1899-1905 | View Entire Issue (Feb. 25, 1903)
THE SUMPTER MINER
Wednesdav, February 25, 1903
HARD ROCK IN
Spokane Company Crowding
Work on the Inter-State
W. II. Mead, of the Gladstone group,
wan in the city on Innt Friday and
Saturday. Like several other mining
operator, lately he reports the atrlking
of very hard rock in the tunnel. Mr.
Mead pays he haa encountered a band of
the regular Rosslantl dioroto, which ia
rather difficult to make headway in
with hand drill.
Two shifts are now at work, but in a
few days another shift will be put on,
making three, working eight hours
each. The tunnel is now in 160 feet,
with from 160 to 200 feet more to run
before the big vein Is cut. Additional
men havo been hired and sent out to
thu mine, so that the other shift can be
put to work on Mr. Mead 'a return.
The Intur-Htnto Mining company,
owners of this group, have plenty of
funds In the treasury and they intend to
push right ahead and find out whut
they have. Thu propurty is bought und
paid for, mid is being worked on strict
busineHH principals. As Mr. Mead says,
if theru is nothing there, after they get
through with their prospecting, no one
will he thu loser except thosu who havo
tuki'ii thu chance. Hut from ap
IMMtraiices, thuru is not much likulyhood
of any onu coming out losur on the
(Sludstonu. Mr. Meud leaves for
8H)kunu about thu first of the mouth.
a deal, but beyond that they refuso
to discuss tho matter.
We Have II Abo, Here la Oregon.
Copper is a great metal. Cast into a
coin and it becomes the delight of the
five-year-old at Iho candy counter;
stretch into wire and it defies distance
and brings continents into instant com
munication; taken from the world
would destroy the fond hopes of the
scientist and the possibilities of man
with his greatest ally electricity.
Gold, silver and copper ; but the great
eat of these ia copper, Grand Encamp
Help BulU Up The Test.
The low rates from the east to the
west and the northwest, Febuary 15 to
April SO, will undoubtedly bring out
thousands ot settlers. Where they will
go is largely a question of inducement.
If you are interested in securing any
eastern people for your section of the
west, send their names and addresses
to tho undersigned. All the facts
and figures about the trip will
bo promptly scut them. II. S.
Howe, General Agent, Chicago,. Mil
waukee A Kt. Paul Kaiiway, 134 Third
Street, Portland, Ore.
Deal on ia Coeur d'Aleaei Involving
A pnHH dispatch dntixl at Wallace,
Idaho, February ID, nayx: Thoro 1h
tin oxi'tipttoimlly Htrong rumor iilloat
hero l tho effVi't that thoro Ih a gl
gautlu inovoinont to consolidatu all
the Hllvur-leud mines of the Coour
d'AlouoH under onu company, requir
ing a capitalization of tUt), 000,000.
It Ih understood tho American Smelt
ing and Itetliilnfg company has agreed
to take sittllt'leut stock to havo it con
As far as can Is learned from local
milling men, the only properties not
in the deal are the Hercules and the
properties of the Kmplre State-Idaho
This move was Hturtcd last Sep
temlx'r when the trouble arose Ik
tweeu the mine owners and the trust.
It Is understood that at that time
an option was taken on all the prop
erties. As near as can 1st learned
the option will expire In April of
Although no apparent and dellulte
action Is being taken at prcscut, it
is licllovcd that everything Is Ik1iik
arranged so that the deal can bo
quickly executed during thu latter
part of next mouth.
The rumor that experts of the lead
trust aro in the Held quietly exam
ining the properties is not true, but
Frederick Ilurbidge, of Spokane,
who la connected with Hunker 11(11
ami Sullivan, ha looked up statistics
Hud value of each of thu producing
properties of tho district.
The owners who havo been seen say
they aro willing to outer Into such
Timber and Homestead Filing.
Timber and homestead filings, as well
us final proofs, can be made beforo
Charles II. Chance, United States com
missioner, olilco in First Bank of Sump
tor building, Sumpter, thus saving ap
plicants expense of a trip to La Grande.
If in want of clothing, see Neill Mer
F. O. BUCKINUM
Kxnmlner of Mines, Lands
and Investments in Oregon,
Washington or Idaho.
Maps and HI no Prints
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