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About The Sumpter miner. (Sumpter, Or.) 1899-1905 | View Entire Issue (July 22, 1903)
Wednesday, July 22, 190$
THE SUMPTER MINER
Full Paid and Non
Assessable. PAR VALUE 10 CTS.
1,600,000 Shares. 1,000,
000 Shares Pooled and
will not come on Market
In Competition with
J The Pulaski J
Gold Mining and Milling
Nine Claims, Lead Traced Over 3,000 Feet Across the Claims One and
a Half Miles From Smelter. One Mile From Railway. Water Power on
the Property. Plenty of Timber. 70 Per Cent Free Gold. Magnificent
Mill Site. Property Opened up by Open Cuts, Shafts and Tunnels.
"VITE have all the Requisites of a Magnificent Property. The Investor has the Money. We have the
Investment. You want a Straight, Legitimate Business Proposition. We have it. We require
funds to continue development. You have the funds. We need them. You can Purchase our First
issue of Treasury Stock at
FOUR CENTS PER SHARE
Can we not exchange? Remrniber our f-xpr ntes are veiy low and that your dollar iirowH iih we continue Development. Our latest aHxnys
of average Rock, made by Robbing & Robblns and McKwen & McKwen of Similiter, gave from t'.MIOtn f'JD.HO. Picked samples gavu$ir4. 10.
f U18.00 and 1100.00, and we are still 200 feet (estimated) from the ledge. j Write for our "Kpitotne of Facts." Stock may Ihi purchased
on the Installment Plan, 30 per cent down, balance in two monthly payments. Remit by Rank Draft, Postotlice Order or Registered letter.
Bankers The First National Bank of Sumpter.
Address all communications to
MILL TO START
IN TEN DAYS.
California Plant Practically
Completed And Ready
Manager Bellman, of the Califor
nia, states that the concentrating
plant la Bearing completion, and
that he expects to have It In opera
tion within the next ten days. The
mill, which baa been described at
length in former issues, la an eighty
ton gyratory crusher with two new
In the meantime, operations, at..t be
mine are continuing systematically.
All workings have been retimbered,
and ore shoots are now being put In.
Manager Bellman says that his
attention has been demanded to such
an extent in other directions that he
has not had time to make any
farther investigations in regard to
the copper discovery recently made
in the Kearsarge claim of the
California group. The copper In the
Kearsarge vein as stated some time
ago ran seven and one-half per cent
to the ton, and the ore showed a
silver value of 11.50, making a total
of $15 on the surface.
Dr. 8. M. Moulton, treasurer of
the Turnagaln Ann company,
operating the California, who has
beon in the city for somo time,
returned for Minneapolis last week.
President Joseph Michaels, whom Dr.
Moulton accompanied here, will
remain some ten days longer looking
after the interests of his company.
Moves to Sumpter.
W. Wade general manager of the
Scandla Tunnel company, operating
in the Oranlte district, moved his
family to Sumpter last wek,
occupying his new residence which
was recently completed on Ibex and
Auburn streets. Mr. Wado will
make this his headquarters and will
go back and forth to the mine as his
presence is required. He also has a
half interest in the Bear Uulch
property on which the rich strike iu
limestone was made and to which at
tention was called last weok.
WILL BLOW IN SOON.
Smelter Siding: Will Be Com
pleted At Once.
Rclcised Prom Custody.
Lynn Matson and Fred Cavenaugh,
who were suspected as accomplices
in the bold up of Nellie Thomas last
week, and arrested on the general
charge of vagrancy, were fined $10
in the police court and released from
oustody. There was no direct
evidence to implicate them in the
Attend Medical AuocUtioa.
Dr. C. M. Pearce attended the
Eastern Oregon Medloal Association
last week at Hot Lake, and read an
instructive paper before the body on
"Treatment and Dieting for Scarlet
Work on the aiding to the Sumpter
smelter Is being rapidly pushed and
It Is now thought it will be com
pleted iu about two weeks.
No definite time has been set for
blowing in, but with the comple
tion of the side track sufficient ore
shipments can be made to justify the
beginning of operations. The plant
has been practically completed for
some time, and tbo delay has been
occasioned by the fact that owiug
to the lack, of rail transportation
facilities, BufUclent ore supplies
could not be bad. Sevoral pro
perties, however, are shipping con
centrates and with the completion of
the siding, which will brlug iu ore
from various parts of the district, it
is thought the plant will be able to
blow in at the outside within thirty
PRIMITIVE MINING IN BRAZIL.
Gourds sad Woodea Bowls Uwd la
The primitive mode of working
the placers of Brazil was with
gourds, or wooden bowls, Subsequ
ently, audjwhere water of a sufUceutly
high level could bo comuiauded, the
ground was cut in steps about
tweuty or thirty feet long, two or
throe feet broad, and one foot deep.
Upon each stop stood six or eight
slaves, who, as the water was allowed
to flow gently from above, kept the
auriferous earth agitated until It was
reduced to the consistency of mud
and was held below. At the bottom
of a series of these step wss cut a
trench Into which the precipitation
flowed, aud whore, after five days'
wsshlng, It was sufflceutly con
centrated. It was then removed by
hand to au adjacent stream, and
there aubjocted to the bowl process of
Talk about high prices I Probably
theraugeof pricenln milling acouutry
was never as high as in Brszll iu the
early days, when the only food that
ojeald be obtained Iu the mountains
was a few birds, deer and mangubas,
a wild fruit. There were instances
when the price of com at the mines
was more thsn a pound weight of
gold ($240) per bushel. In oue
Instance, at least, the same price was
paid for a pound of salt. A drove
of cattle which some adventurer had
managed to convey to the mines of
Goyax and Matto U rosso, sold, flesh
and bone together, for an ounce aud
a half of gold (about $30) per
Many times it requird all the gold
thee miners could obtain to keep
tbem in food, and even this was in
suflcent, for great numbers of them
died from leprosy and starvation.
Mlulug aud Eugiuerlng Review.