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About The Sumpter miner. (Sumpter, Or.) 1899-1905 | View Entire Issue (Dec. 2, 1903)
Wednesday; December 2, 1903
THE SUMPTER MINER
W. A. McNaughton Tells of His
Great Water Plant in The
John Day Country.
more intelligent mine mauiiRcrs nro
Anticipating tbla where ore bodies
are encountered which nro too low
grade to be treated at a profit under
V. A. McXnughtou, who, with bis
wife, has been in Sumpter for sorcral
days past, showed Tho Miner
sonic interesting photographs of tho
work bo is doing over in the Jobu
Day country, in tho way of develop
lug a great water power. Tbeeo pho
tographs demonstrate tho fact that
substantial work is beiug done, show
lug tho dams, hendgatc:;, ditches, etc.;
also ouo of beautiful Strawberry
lake, from which a portion of his
water supply comes.
Mr. McXatighi"U says ho Is goiug
to derelop '2,1100 oleettlc horse power.
Prom John Day river hu gets 7,000
inches of water, with a fall of 8111
feet In three mid a half miles, with
1.200 feet of pipe. From Strawberry
lako ho gets it, 000 inches of water,
with it fall of HSU) feet in two and a
half miles of ditch
There will be three power housos;
ouo about a half mile from Hot
springs, nt the continence of John
Dny river and itnll creek, mid two on
Strawberry creek, a milo aud a half
Having completed his dams, ho
uow has men at work digging ditches
and gotting out poles, on wbiob to
.string bis transmission wires, i A
small sawmill la also being put In. on
Strawberry creek, 'at ono of ' tho
power stations, to be used for outtiug
lumber for flumes, buildings -and so
The company bus .already secured
all necessary franchises from Grout
county aud when work has progressed
sufficiently to .demonstrate -satisfac
torily to tho most skopticnl that tho
thing is a go, frauchibes will be
asked from Prairie City, Johu Day
and Canyon City. The first mimed
is only ii few miles away, while tho
latter two are about twenty miles
distant. Il will furnish both light
and power, aud there is no doubt but
what a nmikct will be found for tho
entire power geuerated, 'for that
country Ih developing rapidly aud
this enterprise is goiug to play au
important partiu its future growth.
Mi. McNaughton is bucked by San
Francisco capital. Ho will keep
work going all winter aud hopes to
bavo his dynamos iu opuratlou by
July 1. Mrs. McNaughton left Friday
aftomoon for San Fiauclsco, wSoro
she will spond tho winter. Mr. Mc
Naughton returned Saturday to
the sceuo of operations.
ONCE PROUD CHIEF
SCORNED BY TRIBE
Poor Old Peo. of The Umatillas. Ob
ject of Aversion By His
Cost of Treating Ores Growing Less.
Thirty years ago oro running less
than 840 a ton could uot be bandied
at a profit in the Idaho Sprlugs, Col
orado, district. Today oro in big
bodies running as low as 10 a ton
may realize a profit to the miner
under favorable circumstance". All
of tbla is due to improved mining
and milling facilities, aa well as de
creased treatment charges of the
emelters and transportation com
panies. This improvement is con
stantly going on, enabling tbe miner
to set better savings for a less cost
and tbe future assures still gteater
profit in mining. Several of the
To Illustrate in what utter disgrace
Chief Feo, of tho Umatillas, Is now
bold by bis people, it is only neces
sary to repeat a short conversation be
tween a full-blood young Indian of
tbo reservation and a representative
of tho Kant Orcgoulau.
In writing a short sketch of tho old
chief, for his sixty-first birthday an
niversary, which bo celebrated on
November 12, a reporter of this papor
asked this young Indian In iinestiou
ttovoral (Uestions coucoruii. I'oo'h
life and family. The Indian auswer
iug about a dozen leading questions
in good English, aud then growing
tired of the quizzing, suddenly quit
talking, giew sullen aud pulled bis
blanket about his shoulders in a
proud, deflaul manner, and iu a
changed tone of voice said:
"Why do you ask so many ques
tions about this old dog?"
The reporter explained that Pen
was sixty-one years old on that day
aud that It would be nice to publish
a short sketch of tbe chief ou bia
birth day annivorsary.
"How do you know bo is slxty-ono
years old today?" demanded tbo
"He told nu so," was tho reply.
And tbon in a acoru that it is
impossible to portray in words this
proud Umatilla drew his blanket over
bis mouth, scowled magnificently
aud, as ho turned to walk away, al
most hissed: "Nobody boliovcB
what Too says."
Tbo seiiteuco cuutaiucd volumes of
local history, familiar to every man
iu Pendleton and vicinity, who has
noted the decline of the old chief.
The younger Indians have been,
taught to hate him ou account of his I
faithlessness to tho hereditary trust1
Imposed upon him. He is a byword j
among the tribesmen. None of theni
keep him company. Ho rides to
town alone, sits ou the strcot alone
aud rides homo alouo at night.
Ho stopped to talk to a papooso,
stiapped to its mother's back, ou
Main streot a fow days ago, when tbo
young mother haughtily wheeled
away aud left the old man talking to
He Is breakiug fast this wluter.
His hair Is growing whiter and bia
eyea nioro dim. Tbo wind chills him
more easily and bia visits to towu
are not so frequent. East Orgonlan.
J T7T7 A Beautifully Illustrated
rJtVJ-iJ-i Pamphlet of 6 Pages
Great Dividend Paying Mines.
Any person contemplating a mining investment should not Iw
without the information contained In this valuable immphlet.
(Mention No. 0 and It will be promptly mailed you.)
WHEELER & CO.
32 BROADWAY, N. Y.
Visit the Overland Today.
M. E. Bain, manager of tbo Over
land company, accompanied by Dr.
Roy, of 8t. Paul, president of tbe
oompany, and Father Roser, of Salt
Lake, and Father Rulquln, of St.
Paul, left this morning to visit tbe
Overland property, Id tbo Cable Cove
dlatrlot. Both Father Rulquln and
Father Roser are interested In tbe
property, and are here with the presi
dent to make a general inspection of
IN THE RICH GREENHORNS ARE LOCATED
THE PROPERTIES OF THE
Smuggler Gold Mining Company
Nearly 1,000 Feet of Development Work, Tunneli, Shads, and Cross
cuts have Proven a Continuous Ore Body lor a Length of 3,00 Wet.
The Ore Assays From $4 lo $150 per ton, and in Place' the Vein is
48 Feel Wide.
WE WANT TO SELL
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Per Share, to Innall a Slnklrg Plant. J For Full Information
Regarding This Really Gill-Edged Pioposition, Address
ELI ROWLES, - Fiscal Agent
409 Haydeo Building, Columbus, Ohio.
Or SMUGGLER GOLD MINING COMPANY
J.' B.STODDARD, Prssldsnt
ED. W. MUELLER, - Vie. President
R. H. MILLER - ' - Cashier
H. S. DURGAN' - - Assistant Cashlar
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