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About The Sumpter miner. (Sumpter, Or.) 1899-1905 | View Entire Issue (Nov. 4, 1903)
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E. AND E. TO SINK
TO 1000-Ft. LEVEL
Understood That Dimension
Stuff is Being Gotten In
To This End.
It Im understood through reliable
sources that tho E. iiml K. will Htart
right awny sinking to tho 1,000 foot
level. Color Im lout tint report from
tint fuot that it Ih known that tho
E. anil K. people am getting In
dimension Htnfr for tlin continuation
of tho shaft. Tho present nliuft Ih
located near tho end Huoh of tho
dlaitiiH and Ih now down something
liko U00 feet.
Opinions seem to agree now that
tho present activity puintHto an early
ri'Hiiniption of tho mill. 'I ho prop
erly Ih being rapidly gotten in shape
to thin. It appears. It huh originally
understood whon work wax resumed
at tho mliio it wiih tho liilontlon not
to Htart tho mill up until spring, luit
tho fact that tho plant Ih being
rapidly gotten. Into shape, liy a largo
iuoioaso of tho repair forci, tho oiuly
coiiiplctlon of water lliinio for tho
supply of power, and other outside
work, would seem to Indicate that an
earlier loHUiuptlnii Ih contemplated.
Favoiahlo leportn, too, regarding
tho high grade of 010 which Ih being
taken out are lie Ink' circulated. Thorn
Mate I luil sumo of the richest stulf In
tlio hiHtoiy of tho initio Ih now being
FRED NORTHUP HURT
AT VALLEY QUEEN.
Fred Northup, who Iihh Ihoii en
gaged at the Valley (juccii, in hI iulit ly
lald up for repairs. The other day
home rock How from the hIciIko he was
handling, striking IiIh left patella,
tendering him somewhat lame. Ho
came In Saturday from the mine, and
it will perhapH ho several days liefore
ho can ko duck to work.
Mr. Northup states (hut Jtlio Valley
(iieeii ic making tho best showing in
Hh hthtiuy. liefore he left u big ote
hody had lieou lirokeu Into on the
No. 4 drift. Tho hotly hIiowh not
only good strength tail good viiIiich.
COMPLETION Of TIPTON
EXTENSION IN SIGHT.
I. A. Wed, chief engineer of the
Sumpter Valley, went up to Whitney
thin morning to look after work on
the Tipton eMeiihioii. He Mate that
tuliigH mo moving salUfac'orlly, and
that completion Ih in view. Only
aliout two miles of tho eteiiHiou ic
IiihIii, to he Mulshed and if the good
weather ciintlmn'H a few dayn longer
tho entire distance will lie open to
The townslto of Tipton, Mr. Wet
states, has lieou cleared and will bo
placed nu tho market as soouas Presl
dont Ecclos iirlrvoH. Ho 1h expected
some timo (IiIh week.
ASSESSMENT WORK ON
PLACER MINING CLAIMS.
A company or corporation can
only tako iim out) claim 100 acres of
plauor ground, hut may tako iim
many claims of 100 acres each as they
desire to perforin iiHHOHHinout upon.
On a company claim of 100 acres
the annual assessment need not ho
ilono upon each twenty hitch of tlio
traut, but may bo concentrated at ono
placn, anil 9100 worth of work will
hold tho claim of 1(10 acres located,
by tho company.
In December, 1808, tho General
CommlHHloiiur of tho Land oltino
iHHiied the fo'lowlug iIocIhIeii:
"Under tho United State placer
mlniiiK Ihwh ouo porsou may inako
a single location containing twenty
auroH of placer milling laud; two
perHoiiH may nmko a single location,
containing not more tliiin forty acrcH
lu a compaut body; three may locate
sixty acren, etc.
persons or more,
, but no single
mado by eiKht
can exceed 1(10
"It Iiiih been decided that a single
location of placer miniiiK ground
y embrcao 20, 10, (10, 80, 100,
120, 1 10 or 100 acren in a compact
body, accunllng to the number of
Incut Iiiiih. If eight perHoiiH nhould
make eight dlHtiuct and Hcparato
locittioiiH, of twenty hitch each, and
seven of tho locatorx Hhoiild convoy
their claliiiH to the other, it would
icipilro auuniial assessment work of
the value of $800 to maintain tho
poHHOHHory right to all tho claliiiH,
but in tho case of a single location,
embracing 1(10 hitch of placer mill-
liiK laud, tho owner thereof, in order
to maintain IiIh possessory riKht
thereto, would not lie required to
expend 6100 worth of mintug labor
on each twenty acren thereof, but IiIh
possessory riKht to tho eutiro 1(10
hutch mlKht Im maintained by
performliiK thereon 6100 worth of
act mi I m I ii lux work, detuned in good
faith for tho Improvement of tho
1(10 aero location hh a single mining
WHERE WILL DIAMOND
FIELDS NEXT Bt FOUND ?
Tin co countries -have atfoided tho
world's supply of dlamoudH up to
the present timo, namely, India,
Dritv.il. and South Africa. Tho oldett
xoiirco of supply, of course, is
India, but the Holds of that country
have been almost entirely exhausted,
says the Milling aud Engineering Re
view. Nevertheless, until 187!'. when
dlamoudH were tlrst discovered in
llrit.ll. 1 ml hi was tho "only" source
f i oin whence these precious stones
weie drawn. While tho Brazilian
diamonds as a rule are small, their
crystallization Ih most perfect, and
they possess tho richest luster of any
Tho only largo diamond from
Brazil Is known as tho "Star of the
South," 'volghlug !J54 carats in tho
rough, and 1 25 carats whou poliHhed.
This Htone was found lu the district
of Dlamantins in 1853 by a negro
slave, and Iihh the peculiar qualifica
tion of giving off in certain lights a
rone tint, although perfectly white
itself. It wnBold to a Paris tynJIcate
soon nfter Its discovory for 8175,000,
and subKequently purchased by an
Tho last great doposit of diamonds
wiih found in South Africa, and in a
comparativley short time had made
tho owners of the diamond mines, or
"Holds," as thoy are called.
Tho next large diamond discoveries
may probably lie looked for in
America and Australia. Scattered
HtoucH have been found lu several
localiticH on both these eontiuouts,
tho local formations being eminently
favorable. Some day a fortunato
prospoctor will stumble on tho spot
aud thore will bo another great rush
for wealth, such as arousos tho world
ouco lu a generation.
Whore shall it bo?
COLONY OF WILD DOGS
ROAM OVER MORROW COUNTY
Down in the hlllHiiud sand country
north of lone, in Morrow county,
Is u colony of wild dogs, houuds,
shepherds and collies, that rustle
for themselves, and are as afraid of
man iih the coyote or any othor wild
animal, MiyH the llcppnor (Sa.otte.
For years a few of these wild dogs
have been known to exist, but noth
ing was thought of it until lately,
when nineteen of those descendants
of the best friend of limn wero counted
in one baud.
A short time ago a farmer who
resides in tho sand country wiih out
on tho prairie with a water wagon to
get a load of water. Ho was startled
by the furious barking of dogs; when
ho saw Ilfteen ugly, growling dogs
coming toward him, he lost no time lu
getting ou to his wagou.
Tho dogs are getting to be a pest
aud are said to be dangerous. A
party will be organized to hunt them
Visits Cracker Creek.
Phil Heardnn, formerly superinten
dent of tho Alpine, mado a round of
the Cracker Creek niiues yesterday
returning last night. Mr. Rcardnu
is woll pleased with what ho saw.
Stating that the milling practice of
the mines ho visited are well nigh I
Blue Bird Mill.
.Mtiuagor Wright, and Superiuteu
dent Thorp, of tho Blue Bird, are iu '
from the property today. Tho boilers
for the new plant were delivered this
forenoon, and Manager Wright states
that satisfactory progress toward the ;
Installation of the 'new mill is hcii'g I
To Survey For Pateut.
Arthur 1'liillbrlck ami W. A.
Avery left this morning for Susau
vllle, where they will be engaged for
the next week or so iu surveying
mineral claims for a patent.
UTAH URANIUM ORES
SHIPPED EAST FOR TREATMENT
An ore shipment of very great In
tersest has gone forward to tho radium
plant at Niagara, from the La Sal
region of Utah. It consists of twenty
tons of ores which carries uranium,
barium and substances which produce
the radium salts, and besides is rich
in gold aud silver, tho rallies lu
these being rpeorted at 8120 per ton.
lu sinking ono the vein whence
these ores come, tho bases from which
the rare metal raidum Ih dorivde are-
said to become more compact aud
show better percentages in the com
bination from which radium Is ex
tracted. It is conceded that tbiH
Utah ore is richer in theHO substances
thau is any other found in the world;
and the owners of tho mine have
given orders for its extensive de
velopment. If tho processes of the plant at
Niagara turn out as woll as expected,
this industry will add extensively to
Utah's famo iih a mineral state, aud .
already there are many inquiries
about tho deposit, as to the etxeut
and richness. These inquiries are
answered in tho most satisfactory
manner, aud can well bo from the
excellent showing mado by tho do-
velopemuts as they stand, to say
uothlng of the great prospects that
amount to a practical cortaluty that
there Is enough of this ore there for
all the wnrld'suses. Mlultig World.
A DIRECT LINE
To Chicago aud all points east;
Louisville, Memphis, New Orleans,
aud all points south.
See that your ticket reads via the
Illinois Central H. H. Thoroughly
modern trains connect with ail
transcontinental lines at St. Paul aud
If your friends are coming west let
us know and wo will quote them
direct the specially low rates now lu
effect from all eastern points.
Any Information as to rates, routes,
etc., cheerfully given on application.
I). II. TRUMBULL, Commercial
Agent, 142 Third street, Portland,
J. C. LINDSEV, T. F. aud P. A.t
142 Third street, Portland, Ore.,
P. II. THOMPSON, F. aud P. A.,
Room l.Colemau Bldg., Seattle Wash.
Typewriter For Sale.
A "Chicago," as good as
does excellent work, 820 cash,
ply at Miner office.
Water proof vulcanized blauket
liued coats aud legions for men aud
boys at the Supmter Racket store.
FIRST CLASS MEAI.S AND ROOMS
RATES 1 AND 1.2S PER DAY
O. M. EVENSTAD
Opjiosite DejMit Sumpter, Oregon