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About The Sumpter miner. (Sumpter, Or.) 1899-1905 | View Entire Issue (Nov. 25, 1903)
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Water Case May Be
Settled Out Of
Mayor McCullnoh camo back from
linker City thin morning, whore ho
went in connection with canon to bo
hoard before thu Circuit court in
which IiIh legal sorvicoH havo boon
retained. Ho Ih attoruoy for tho
KtiuHou-tiriiingcr pcoplo in tho dam
age proceedings against, tho Kumptor
Light mid Wilier couipatiy for oriiHH
iiiK curtain placer uromiilH in tho
northern limits of tho city. Attnr
noy ItichardH appears for tho water
TIiIh ciiho. It 1m thought, will not
ho reached till Into in tho session of
tho circuit court, aflor tho law cases
havo boon disposed of, If In tho
meant lino, u compromise Ih not
roiichod. It Ih Hinted, however, that
there Ih a possibility of adjusting tho
mutter out of court. Tho Water
cumpuuy Iiiih expressed u willing
liens through Its attorney to purchase
a right of way through the placet.
In iiicHt!ou, If satisfactory terniH can
lie ngieod upon. The Ktluso'u drain
ger people have abm sald they were
willing to bell, It Ih understood, lint
Iiiih beei n'iicjed..) In
uuderrlaudliig. it Ih
hinted, may be reached and
ter nettled nut of court.
first Ore Crushing Stamp Will.
The ilrt application of .the stamp
to tho crushing of rock Ih averted
by sumo wiitcis to have been the in
volition of a Hiimiii uoblemaii named
Vou Malt it, about the year l.'ill'i.
Heller authenticated reference, how
ever. Ih made to one I'aul (ironstct
ter, a native of Schwar, mid called
an iugeiiloiiH worker, who, In the
year 151!), cstiihlishul at Imichim
hthal a process of wet stamping mid
elding. Two yearn later a larger
plant wiih established at the miiiio
place. It Ih hi Id f tint ho had pie
. vlounly Introduced the hiiiiio device
at Kchceuborg. How muoh for the in
vention wiih iluo to (iroiiHtetter Ih
not certain; but it certainly seems
that ho wiih the llrst successful opera
tor, and that It rapidly camo into ox
tensive line, an a result of IiIh opera
EQUITY MINE IN QUARTZBURG
MAKES GOOD A SHOWING.
Iter. J. W. Hughes, of llaker City,
who is interested lu the Equity mine,
Id the (juartzburg district, returned
from thu property today.
Ttio Ivpilty mill, ho states,
Ih running right along, mid
thu mine Ih yielding good results.
The company Iiiih made scvoral Hhlp
iiiciiIh of high grade oro to thu Sump
SIGNS OF A MILD
In tho face of what appears to be
rather tho opponlto condition, weather
piopbetu are prophesying that this
U going to bo tho nilldoHt winter
during historic times in eastern
Oregon. Tho forecast Ih based oil
observations regarding tho habits of
anlinalH thiu full. Captain Piiul,
superintendent of tho imperial, Ih
au authority on such mat lorn, and ho
Iiiih soon things which load him to
For liiHtauuo, tho other day a big
black bear nmdo IiIh iipearanco between
tho California and tho Crown Point.
Now it Ih well known that animals
belonging to tho undue family hlbor
nale, iinil when thoy show n dlsposi
tiou to violate tho fixed rulcH of
their ancestors and speutflu iutiuctti,
there niiiHt bo hoiiio good torhou for
It. Tim reason in that these nnimalH
are next to the wea'thur bureau and.
thoy know that, the coining winter Ik
jiiHt going to bo a breakfast spoil,
which jnakcH ll unnecessary to 'go Into
tho hibernation nlislness. Else why
was thiH blncki'ibear perambulating
thiough tho Cable Core, when, no-
cording to all precedents, and family
traltH, he nhoiild have been housed
up ftfr the winter? "
Again, the ground squirrel Ih wIho
LI" -,H "' ,mi- generation. It knowH
a thing or two aboilt tho weather.
Tlierfft frisky little creatures havo not
gona-luto winter quarters. Travelers
i.fiiiin tho Cove and Cracker creek dls-
trctH nay they see them Hloug the
roailHlde, anil that they lire still lining
'their summer abodes This Heldoiii
hiippeiiH, In 1!iln locality, it Is
pointed out by ribscrviug ouch. Cap
lain Paul states that ho Iiiih never
known tho like except in tho year
lHiil, In the mountains of Utah where
the climate conditions aro very sim
liar to (hone found here. That win
ter tho bears and other hibernating
auimalH stayed out, and it mih tho
mildest winter in history. There
fore, from analogy, tho conclusion
MORNING MILL STARTED
AGAIN AFTER STORM.
II. 11. Ames, one of tho owuers of
tho Morning mine iu tho (Jreeuhorus,
who has beeu iu the city a few days,
returned to the property this morn
lug. It was found necessary to close the
mill down for a few days ou account
of the snow, but things are in shape
now, Mr. Ames state, for continuous
DIXIf MEADOWS WILL
SOON BE A PRODUCER
Machinery All Installed and Will Soon
Be in Operation.
Dr. V. C. lielknap returned ou
Wednesday from a trip to the Dixie
Meadows Cold Mining company's
camp, of which ho Is ono of tho
main originators. Ho says that tho
mnchiuery is now all Installed and
that the 100-ton concentrator will
commence operations on or about
December 1. About thirty men are
still at work aud tho same number
will cousltute tho working for;o
after tho concentrator is in operation
aud tho outBldo work has been com
pleted. In the irlue proper there are shifts
of men at work drifting on tho oro
body, crossoutting, opening up
stopeH between upper and lower
workings, and stoping out ore.
It has boon ascertained by tho com
pany that the ooucentrates can be
treated ou tho ground by the cyanide
process. They havo thorofore do
tcrmlned to put In a cyanide plant,
on which the woik will commence iu
tho course of a week. Tho sawmill
will bo started up auew aud buildings
will be erected for this purpose.
The concentrates cau bo treated
on the ground for about 85 per ton.
1 while if shipped it will cost $20 per
This-'jiiiuo undoubtedly will soon'
become world famous. The ore is
high grade, averaging, at, a very con-'
Horvatlvo estimate, gli por ton,'"anu"
the vein on tho lower level measures
not less than tlfty feet wide. Tho
oro Is sloped out and dumped Into
No. hoist, no
The free gdld is
pumps nro neodod
.there taken out, and the
of tho values iu iho concentrates ore'fl'he stone, wbidh was extracted from
separated and saved by the cyanide i
process, t Iiiih saving the cost of trans
portation of the oro and concentrates.
NO MINERAL LANDS
IN FOREST RESERVES
A press dispatch from Wnshingtou,
dated yesterday, says: "The Secre
tary of tho Iuterolr has decided that
all withdrawals of laud for forestry
purposes made iu tiio past shall not
atfect the right to mako mineral loca
tions or entries thereon, aud all
withdrawals hereafter will specifi
cally except mineral entries."
This Is tho llrst just aud sensible
ruling that has emauated from the
Iuterior department for mouths. It
meaus muoh for easteru Oregon,
where large areas of mineral laud are
Included Id the forest reserve.
Friend of L.M. Welsh Paying All Biffs.
H. H. Andrews, of Iowa, vice
president of the Oregon Eleotrio
Powor enmpauy. is an old frleud of
L. M. Welsh. Ho arrived in Maker
City a day or two since, and at once
liquidated tho indebtedness against
tho company, more generally known
as tho Eiiglocrcex power proposition.
Ho telephoned Mr. Welsh this fore
noon that ho will be in Sumpter in a
few days. This company already has
its poles distributed to the city
DON JUAN MILE WILL
RESUME OPERATIONS AT ONCE
Engineer D. M. Wattors, who has
charge of the Don Juan mill, left
this morning for the property. Tuo
mill, which has beon closed for a few
days ou account of some necessary
repairs to bo made, will resume ou
tho return of Mr. Watters, and will
Mr. Waiters expects his family
from Detroit, Michigan, in a short
timo. They will live in Sumpter.
TO START WORK ON
CLAIMS NEAR CANYON CITY.
John Davles and C. L. Stlokuey
left this morning for Cauyou City,
near which place they have a group of
quartz claims ou which thoy intond
starting work. They will take sam
ples of the oro, and mako u geueral
survey of tho property.
, Diamond That Weighs 970 Carats.
There Is now iu Amsterdam, for
tho purpose of being worked in tho
djamoud cutflug shops, tbo largest
diamond iu tho world; and cbno that
Is. unique lu tho annals' of tbo trade.
So muoh Is ithls tho ciiho that spe
cial turning and. ojber tools havo had
to bo manufactured cto deal with it.
Tho'stquo .i'sras .largo as a ben egg
and weighs' 070 Carats. It is thus
twice as largo as the Kohiuoor, which.
(.weighed 500 carats before being cut.
it South African niineten years ago,
is named, Uio Exeelslor.'aiid after bo
lug acquired! by a syndicate has been
sent' to Amsterdam.,
How Rockefeller Piles Up Millions.
With a boost of half a cent a gal
lon iu the prlco of kerosene oil last
week, which makes au advance of two
cents a gallon in less than a mouth,
I statisticians havo done some flgurlug,
I tho figures being based ou au aunual
output of 1,500,000,000 gallons,
with this result:
Tho latest squeeze meaus 87,500,
000 added annual profits for the
trust. This month's squeeze means 830,
000.000 added annual profits.
John D. Rookofollor is said to get
sixty-five per cent of the total profits,
aud two cents advance will add 110
500,000 to his bank roll by the end
of the year.
The consumer will pay sixteen
cents a gallon for kerosene at retail,
with a prospect of having thla in
creased when Rockefeller gives the
word. Rockefeller says that th
natural supply of Pennsylvania oil i