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THE SUMPTER MINER
Wednesday, June 3, fooj
The Sumoter Miner
HUHLISHEI) BVBRY WEDNESDAY BY
T. O. OWYNNfi.
Entrrea at Ih pottofltcc In Sumpler, Oregon, lor
lrnmlnlon through the mills at second class
One Veaf ...
ALWAYS IN ADVANCE.
Tint Fourth of July committees uro
getting down to business mid 11
glorious ouciiHlon is assured.
If Murk llaiina U becoming Intor
OHtud in Moxlciiii silver iniiiuH, iih it
Ih claimed, uould it not Im about mi
oven break if Hilly Ilryiin worn to
ac(iilnt 11 block of stock in some
Sumpter gold mine?
It Ih to m hoii)il tlmt the v 1 h i I. of
!ouuty Commissioner llrnoks to
Hiimptor HiIh week will result In tint
lioftoimoul of Iho loads in IIiIh
vicinity. It mux tlin cnininlsslouoi'H
Hint trip to tlin district, and Iio ox
piossod a livuly Intoicst In tlin camp,
anil exhibited a willingness to do all
in li 1m power to proinoto tint fount ruc
tion of tint highways which 111(1 HO
liailly needed. TIiIh Ih a mattiir
to wlilcli tlin county should give IIh
curly attention. Mi no operators
am irmly to ship oro lint ant hold
back on account of tint exorbitant
freight charges duo to the liad con
dltlon of tliu roads. Too milling In
forests of linker Cotity shnuiild
receive llic proper oiicotiiagomout
from tint county In tliiri direction.
ON JOHN DAY VALLEY
(CONTINUI.ll I MOM PACE ONI!)
Again, aside from tho heavy
tonnage which his own milling
operations will film tnli tho road,
thoro uro already several mines in
position to ship oro as soon iih
transportation at reasonable rut cm Ih
supplied; lint can not alfoid to pay
'J0 a Ion, nil en now providing. Tho
oro Unit now corner) from thin district
Ih all sorted and Ih necessarily
limited. Tho Pralrlo Diggings mill
lias resumed operal Ioiih and, aside
from the gold sin oil on tho platen,
iroduccH largo (piiinllllen of $10 cou
'onliatiH. Theno uro accumulating,
waiting for rail transportation. It
Ih Iho same with other iiilncn. Moilern
coiiccutiatnrs uro now being In
stalled in tho old l.uwrauco cimtonin
mill. The Standard, tho big con
Holidatod proper! len now uildtr con
trol of tho Klllen, Warner, Stewart
Doinpiiny, will put In a largo
concentrating plant thin season, and
tho Dixie Meadow hint ordered
machinery for a twenty Mump mill.
Theno four companion alono will
furnlnh 100 tonn a day for nhlpiiient.
Mines that will lie developed and tho
tonnage they will nupply Ih ii matter
that cannot Iki cntlmutcd, lint that
it will he cunrmuos there In no
Tho writer rode over Iho Prairie
City end of thin Hue for a distance
of hi uillen to the cant, where the
iermaiieiit nurvey stakes havo lieeu
net. Thin I'tiuiut'cilug corps, con
sisting of twelve men, in In charge of
Frank Hobson, of Samptor. There
are two other crews In the field, the
throo aggregating thirty-four men.
At that time Mr. Hobson was run
ning HuoH through two passos, to
dotormiue which Ih tho nioro fuvorablo
route for crossing tho divide. When
thin matter Ih dlnponcd of, bo will
Hiirvoy tho route to tho Oregon
Wonder, nix or sovou miles In a
Tho starting point of tho survoy
Ih on tho othor sldo of John Day
river from the present town, a part
of the platted townsito owned by
Cloavor lirothors. Tboro tho site for
the dopot hun boon soleoted, near
whioh tho company's headquarters
otllco building will soon bo erected.
Tho road will bo operated by
electricity, gonoratod by water powor.
Tho olectrtct eqiilpmenut has boon
contracted for and 00-pound Btool
rutin havo boon bought in England.
Thoy will bo whipped hi nailing
vohhoIh from Liverpool to Portlund.
Thoro can bo no question but what,
when thin road Ih complotod, Prairlo
City will at onco bocomo nuo of tho
inoHt important towiiH in custom
Oregon, with a record breaking rapid
growth. Already, in anticipation
of thin devoutly hoped for event,
enterprising men are contracting for
IoIh anil preparing to erect hunlncnn
limine and rcnldcnccn. Since the flro
of a year ago there linn not boon a
good hotel In the town. A gentleman
of ample meaiiri and long experience
in tho IihIiiomh was on tho grouuud at
Unit time negotiating with Cleaver
Unit hern for tho erection there at
an early day of a comodiouri hotel.
In tho presence of the writer, another
man ntatcd he wiih prepared to put
up a stone and brick building mid
havo It Mulshed In time to nhlp u
r?'JO,OI)() ntock of mcrohndlso over the
road when completed. "And thoro
This Ih the mont attractive mid
advaulageouH nlto for building a
wide awake, proHporous town that
luyn out of doom, beneath the blue
nky, and many dolliirn are to bo made
there by thone unterprlning ones who
get In on tho ground lloor.
All theno ntiitoniontH aro facts of
common knowledge to renldentH of
eanteru Oregon, who have waited for
yearn and wondered why it railroad
wiih not constructed into that
country and rako In the big, sure
Visit Standard And Arc Well
Pleased With Property.
A party of Iowa gentlemen re
turned Friday from a visit to the
Standard, aud were so well pleased
with tbo property that tbey invested
hoavy sums boforo leaving for the
oast. Wbilo thoro tbey thoroughly
inspocted tho mine and had a number
of assays mado. From tho two
distinct vein systems, carrying
respoctivoly gold, cobalt and
copper, aud gold values alono with
which tho mountain seems ribbed,
these assays woro made. Tho formor
avoragod about 8100 while the latter
ran somothing ovor 820. This was
sufllciont to convince tho Iowa
pooplo what an iuvcstniont in tho
Standard moans, and thoy woro not
hIow to hoIzo tho opportunity.
Tho Standard company has re
tained the sorvlces of W. A. Irvine,
u competent metallurgist, who will
Hiimplo all oro us a guldo to devel
opment hi tho prosout and prospec
treating plant to
property UiIh full.
tho dally capacity will
100 aud '200 tonn.
now has uudcr
for an exteuslvo
be erected on tho
It is stated that
RICH HIGHLAND ORE.
VISIT STICE'S GULCH.
Satisfactory Work it Reported at Plaeen
1). L. Klllen, president of the
Klllen, Warner, Stewart company,
his brother .). K. Klllen and F. V.
Taylor, manager of the linn's (J rand
Itaplds branch, came in yesterday
fiom a trip to the Slice's Oulcli
placern, operated by the company.
They report satisfactory operation
at the property. The sawmill hus
cut over half million feet of lumber,
aud several hundred cords of wood
have been finished. On account of
such little rain during tho early
spring, there may bo n shortage of
water. The present rains may,
however, prolong tho season.
The company has fifteen mon at
work, and expects a good cleanup.
This Is one of the biggest plueor
propositons in the state.
Shoot Encountered Continue! to Gain
A lino lot of oro samples was sent
in today from tho Highland mine,
oporated by Neil J. Sorouson & Co.
Thoy wero from tho rich shoot on
the Glasgow drift and show heavy
sulphldo values with a spriuklo of
galena. It is an exceedingly good
grado of milling oro.
This shoot, when It was encoun
tered a distance of forty feet from tho
Glasgow crosscut was eighteen inches
wldo. It has boon drifted on now
forty feet aud has strengthened to
four feet, with every ovldenco that it
will gain further strength as tho
work advances. Tho vein
from ten to forty
AT THE BLUE BIRD.
Good Ore Shown in the Number Three
President O. C. Wight, of tho llluo
Bird, returned yesterday from the
property bringing back a flue lot of
samples from tho present workings.
Tho oro, ho says, Is showing a
marked improvement as tho work
Tho drift in tho No. 3 lovol is
now lu tho best oro which has boon
oucoutored ut tho property for somo
Married in Portland.
New Insurance Fitnv
The real estate aud Insurance
II nn of Manning .v. Welsh has been
appointed local representative for
the Hart font Fire Insurance company.
Dr. Ed W. Muollor, gonoral
muuagor of tho Oregon Smelting aud
Hellulng company, aud a member of
tho Klllen, Warner, Stewart firm,
aud Miss May Frick, of Portland,
were married at tho First Congrega
tional church of that city Sunday
oveuiug. Tho newly married couple
will arrlvo hero next week, aud will
take apartments at Hotel Sumpter,
until a dwelling house cau bo
Shoes of all kinds at Neill Mercantile
No headaches from Giant powder.
GENERAL DEALERS IN
Shelf and Heavy
and Steel Pipe
Fuse and Caps
E. P. Bergman &
Mill Street, New Building.
AUSTIN MEAT CO. Props.
Butcher and Packer
Fresh and Cured
Sausage of all Kinds