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About The Sumpter miner. (Sumpter, Or.) 1899-1905 | View Entire Issue (Dec. 2, 1903)
THE SUMPTER MINER
Wednesday, December 2, 190$
Representatives Here to In
spect Property With a
View to Pnrchase
Tho highest values ever found lu the
Cable Cove district bavo been ob
tained from tbe Gipsy King.
Tho company owns seven claimn,
reaching from liig Limber to Dull
crook, on which (Ivo or six thousand
dollars Iiuh boon expended in explora
tion work; but the tuino bus not
been opctated for a year, owing to
lack of funds. No promoter litis'
(It'll! Illliwlllifl Mil, dlnnls i,,i1 litial unua '
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men of Sumpter, who own a control,
have advanced most of the money
expended. It is generally conceded
that thin will maku a great mi no soma
SNOW CREEK MILL
CI i mux
stated iih ikis.hIIi'o that
group of claims, in
Cieck . I i h 1 1 i t! t , will Iks taken
eastern people and operated
on an xulcuslvo senl . (!. V. Hoggs,
of Tuciiinii, and I!. I). Trcnhnlm, of
Hpokune, lepreMin'ing the etiHturn
cupitnlists, accoui) nuied by C. C.
Nepplc, mill Ji'i.i .; and P. K.
Jllshnp, of lluki-: City, "who mo
among the heavy owners of the
properly. nrilvnl hcio Friday
and left shintly idler noon to lures
tigutii the proposition. Mr. Hoggs
Ih acting iih expel I for the prospective
iuvi'HloiH, and to a Miner lepieM'litii-
live he Muted that after n thmoiigh
sampling, if tbe Climax proven satis
factoiy, IiIh people will lake It over
and open it up at once.
The piopery includes live cIiiIiiih
located, it in claimed, on the Cracker
Creek mother lode, in the vicinity of
the big producers of the dlHtrict.
Over l.fil.O feet of development work
Iiuh been done, and ItiHHtated several
thouHiiud tons of exceedingly rich ore
have been blocked out. If the prop,
erty proven satisfactory, Mr. Hoggs
says his people will close the deal at
It wen through Messrs. Hoggs ami
Treiiholm that the (loldeu Fleece, in
the lied Hoy dlHtrict, wiih turned over
a short time ago to Philadelphia
people. Operations are to be Htarted
on IIiIh piopeity within the next ten
dayH, it Ih (dated. If the Climax
deal in closed, Mr. Hoggs will prnh
nbly have charge of operatloiiH and
make Homptcr his lieiiiltpinrterH.
Any way, he thinks he will remain
here tho gicutcr pint of the winter.
HOIST FOR THE
is Thought That Plant Will Be
Ready to Run by Christmas.
Prairie Diggings Will Re
sume Soon After First
of the Year.
Fred Smith, manager of tbe Snow
Creok mine, returned to the property
Thursday to spend Thanksgiving with
IiIh family. J. Al. Ueislor, scratch
boss, who Hpout tho day hero, wont
back Friday morning.
Tho Snow Creek mill is Hearing
completion, and it is thought will bo
ready for operation lief ore Christmas
Tho buildings have been completed,
and with the exception of tho dynamo,
tho machinery is all set. All that
remains to HiiIhIi now aro a few minor
detailri mid odds and cihIh, which will
occupy only a short time.
Mr. Smith Iiuh imide a record in
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1). II. TRUMHULL, Commciclal
Agent, 142 Third street, Portland,
J. C. LINDSEV, T. F. and P. A.,
141! Third street, Portland, Ore.,
P. U. THOMPSON, F. and P. A.,
Room 1, Coleman lildg., Seattle Wash.
Timber and Homestead Filings.
Timlier and homestead filings, as well
as final proofs, can be made before
Charles II. Chance, United States Com-
1. V. .Messner, superintendent of
the Prairie Diggings, was on thetruiu
this afternoon from Whitney, going
to Mars group of copper claims,
opeiuted by the Indiana company,
where n hoist is to be Installed at
once. The depth capacity of the
new plant will be Mil) feet.
Work at the Priarie Diggings, Mr.
Messner Miys Is progressing very sat
isfactorily. The shaft Ih tiow down
over 'J 00 feet and he thinks tho main
lead will be caught in the next 100
feet. If It is not, this depth will
take the shaft very near it, mid h
crosscut will be carried to it. It is
the intention of tho company, Mr.
Messner states, to start tho mill
soon after the first of tho year.
missloncr, ofllco in First National Hank
tho speedy erection of tho plant, not- of Sumpter building, Sumpter, tlniH av
withstandliig the fact that work was lg applicants expense of a trip to La
greulty hindered by the snow. It Is Grande.
a ten stamp mill with up-to-dato in a-
chiuery, and the impression obtains
among mill men that it will, when
completed, be one of tho best of its
size in the district.
DON JUAN MILL IS
STARTED IP AGAIN
ON THE BOM A ROAD.
A. II. Peterson, formerly of F.ver
ett, Washington, but now- engaged as
civil engineer with Major Jlontu, ic
turned Friday afternoon fiom work on
the survey for the Houtii road. Mr.
Peteisoii was called to linker City to
do'some otllce work in conned Inn
with the cntorptlso.
lie says mat the. outslile work on
thu survey Is being pushed to coin,
pletlou. The permanent survey is
well under way ami right of way
work is rapidly progressing.
AGAIN AT WORK ON WHAT
WILL MAKE A GREAT MINE
Al Otiiess came In from the Ulpsy
King mine Thursday afternoon, lie
has charge of development work
which is now being dune on that
property, which consists nf drifting
on tho vein that has been cut on the
Bull creek side of the divide.
I Tho face of tho tunnel Is now lu
porphyry, but it in hoped that an
ore aboot will soou bo oucouutered.
MULE FOR WATER
The Ellis-Sullivan conduct on the
Water company's flumo was finished
lute Wcduct-duy evening, in time to
give thanks yesteiday. The contract
embraced lU,r00 feet of Hume, which
is to carry water to furnish power at
the new plant under construction.
The 700 feet of siphon in connection
was completed by thu company some
time ago. Tho lliimu will be con
neeleil with the power house by
!),()()() feet of twenty and sixteen inch
pipe. Of this distuueu 7,000 feet
was completed befote the snow came
and stopped work. Tho pipe Is all
hcie and under cover.
If the present stretch of good
weather continues, Superintendent
Smith states that ho may resume
work on the pipe Hue aud finish it
up ut once.
Ah stated n few daya ago, the
power house Is practically completed,
the only thing remaining being the
putting in of the doors mid wiudows.
Tho witter wheol has boon Bhipped
and Is expected to arrive withiu ten
days, aud tho other machinery will
Ore in the Bins Will Be Milled and
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J. Duquott, who is engaged at the
Don Juan, was on the train Friday
afternoon, makiug a business trip to
Tim mill, which has been shut
down it few days for repairs, ho ea-e,
resumed uporatlotis Thursday. Thcro
hiiH been some delay occasioned on
account of repairs to the boiler, but
the work will proceed now without
T. W. Davidson, who has tho man
agement of tho property, states that!
the ore In the bins will bo milled at
once aud further operations cou-l
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Will Soon Crosscut Ledge.
Louis Walker, suporlutondout of
the Midway, is here today. Tbe
shaft, Mr. Walker says, la now dowu
140 feet, aud that it la probable the
ledge will bo crosscut withiu tho next
two weeks. Tbe now hoist is iu due
HOW COWBOYS ARE DOING
ASSESSMENT WORK AT RASTUS
Archie Murray tho well known up
per Hurut river stockman,, spent
Thanksgiving with his family iu
Speaking of Mount Rastus district,
in close proximity to his'Uurut river
ranches, Mr. Murray says about
twenty-live men lire wintering iu tho
district, all engaged in doing develop
ment on tbolr claims.
A novo! way of doing assessment
work has been adopted by the cow-
boya of that section who bavo taken
up claims. Mr. Murray says crevices I
aro looked for and when found, pow
der is put in lu large quantities and
tho fine lighted. The cowboys ride
away ou their horses from the dauger
point and when they return the ten
foot bole is there.
Tho Hayseed Mining company, of
Ironsides, has started a 100 foot tun
nel on oue of its claims.
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