10 THE SUMPTER MINER Wednesday, Apiil 20 1904 '. u SMELTER RETURNS VERSUS ASSAYS While It it of Ur utmost Impor timed In opening mill operating mines to keep ) clco cheek on the values in tho vnrloiiH workluiH by assays, mid wlillo such tests 11 ro absolutely necessary to determine tho riiluu of ores gathered in tho course of pros pecting, mill or smeltei returns are really tho trim crlterinus of tho vnluo of ore lioilli'H. Mim.v times in tho his tory of mining huvo initios boon con detuned anil abandoned because tho parties operating thought tho oro (Mil not contain values; in fact, it looked too poor to jsutify even an assay, mill in some instances oie which looked iih If it contained no vhIiioh whh thrown on tho waste dump without oven a thought of ascertain ing If it contained "colon". Tho HNtuo ulitltiiH huvo boon afterward oioiioi, tho "worthless" quartz as- Hiiyi'd. tout shipments sent to tho mill or smelter mid tho results have hoon tho tiioiitiB of ilovolopiiiK proa pootH into mi not). Citrofiil prospectors novor "liollovo their eyes." Thoy novor discard oro because it luokH liurron, nor do tlioy imagine thoy havo a mi no bccnus ' 'tho gold stlckH right out" ol 11 fow pieces of iiiartz on tholr olalniH. Thoy know, also, that assays, while holpfnl, 11 ro nut conclusive. Thoy want further mid more lctlnlto proof of tho viiIiioh in tho ore. A Hhlpmont to 11 Hiuotor (oIIh tho stoiy, mid not until tho roturiiH mo received In tho minor preparaed to throw energy mid capital without Htiut Into tiltt work, or to abandon tho claim. When oro in 11 roimonulilo quantity Ih found or a vein developed to hiicIi an extent an to load to tho conclusion that 11 inlno may ho opened, tho llrst t hi li a prospector should do Ih to Ket enough oro out for a shipment to a Mueller, or to a 'mill If avallulile and tho oro Ih froo milling. Upon tho return ho can Initio hit future I operations, ilo in no longer guessing, , lint Ih absolutely Hiiro iih to what ho may expect from that particular ore-1 holy. When the character of tho oro I seems to change, or if tho minor Iiiih encountered a now vein, (mother Hhlpmont should lio made. Of course the continual ass tying, which should novor lie neglected, will lio it guide to a certain extent, hut Hinoltor re turiiH aio Hiiro and a shipment should lio made iih hood iih oro enough can ho Hacked. Mining and Engineering ltoviow. Diamonds May Be Found In Montana A press dispatch fiom Croat Falls, Moiitaim, says: That diamonds aro to bo found in .Montana, and III (inutilities, is tho llrm belief of V. i Tolhurst of England, who Iiiih just arrived hero from tho Yogo sapphire district of thin ntato. Mr. Tol hurst has been In the Yogo fields since last May and has mi Interest in tho mines there. Ilo wan for many .veins a resident of South A (ilea aud an opeiator in the) diamond Holds there. Speaking of tin Yogo prospect, Mr. Tolhuist said : ' "I have boon in tho Venn Hold for nearly a year, and would have io maliiod theit but for the fact that 1 have been called to Holland. I have spent a number of yearn in the diamond Holds ot South Africa aud believe 1 know somethiiiK of the; geological formations of diamond bearing regions. It Ih remarkable that tin formation of tho Yogo sap- I phiro fields Ih 'exactly similar to tho formation!) in tho Klmhorly diamond district. Tho Himilnrity ox tend b to , tho vein hi which tho sapphire miners jure working and to tho peculiar clay In which tho gems are found. Sap phires are composed largely of corundum. while diamonds are carbon entirely different consti tuent nirts but the formation in which diamonds aro found in South Africa and tho Yogo sapphire forma , Hon are almost exactly similar. I lam confident that diamonds will be found In Montana." SNOW CREEK IS GOING FULL BLAST James Sherrldau after a rough passage arrived from tho Snow Creek, whero ho in employed, this after noon. JIo says be never saw the roads so bad. It is impossible to make a good part of tho trip except by foot. Mr. Sherirdau says that tho mine In going full blast. A crow of forty flvo men Ih being worked, aud excel lent progress being made. Manager Fred Smith Ih expected back from Mexico tho tlrst of tho mouth. NEW YORK THE CHEAPEST MONEY MARKET ON EARTH The Wall street correspondent of the Spokesman ltoviow writes under recent date: Last week witnessed tho bcglntilug of a somewhat extraordinary export movement of gold for the specific purpose of getting rid of an un wieldy and in some respects useless surplus, tho caryiug of which by the banks Iiiih depressed tho call loan rate to 1 '.. per cent. This being the cheapest money market in the world at tho moment for call loans, what is more uaturiil than that tho yellow metal should be transferred to foreign Hnauulal centers whero it will bring a bettor lucume? The opeu market rate at tho leading European cities is from 1 to 1 U per cent higher than it Ih here. This menus 10.000 or more a year ou each million dol lars. It is estimated that the outflow of gold on this movement will be from 1 o.OOO.UOO to 20,000,000, which about corresponds to the funds de posited by interior institutions with New York bauks ou account of tho coming Panama canal payment. These payments by the interior aggravated the cheapness of money, lu a souse it might almost be said that tho shipment of tho gold to l'aris amounts to a virtual paymeut of part of tho Panama canal claim in advance, for the gold will m.t have to be shipped a second time. It will ' bo ready hi Paris to be turned over) when tho time comes for closing the deal. Hut were there no canal transaction to bo carried through tho export of a' pint of tho growing surplus funds to Hui ope would be made at this times since, iih above stated, It would mean much better returns ou capital in vested subject to call, iu which form Institutions mii4 necessarily have a largo part of their funds invested, so as to be ready for heavy demands llIUIJ 1UUIII, nillL'U IJUIHII lib PUtl-lll! seasons of tho year. MISSION SOCIETY WINS RICH PLACER CLAIM. Says a recent prees dispatch from Chicage: liy tin decision of tho bonrd of arbitration in the matter of the title jdiid pioceeds of placer mining claim No. 9 Above, ou Anvil creek, Cape I Nome, Alaska, X. Ilultberg. assignee for tho Swedish Evangelical Mission ! Covenant of America, recovers from the White Star Mining company of I Illinois, Dr. JClaes C. Jonhson aud Peter II. Auderson. the mining claim in dispute aud proceeds to the amount of 8203,080. The arbitrators weer Hiram T. Gilbert aud A. M. Pence, of Chicago, and David F. Laue, of Berkeley, California. The award is signed by Mr. Gilbert and Mr. Lane, Mr. Pence dissenting from their opinion. Peter II. Anderson, formerly missionary for the Covenant at Cbluik, Alaska, Ih "directed to pay over immediately to Mr. ilultberg the sum of 02:12,200 and the White Star Mlnng company of Illinois and Dr. Johuson are direct ed to srureudr to Mr. Ilultberg the "No. 0" mine aud the additional sum of 020.000, the not value of the output of tho mine iu 1003, after it was transferred to the White Star Mining compny of Illinois. Minor awards of 8000, 81,2:10 aud S3, 750 were made. The unusual arbitration case grew out of Alaska gold mines staked out by Covenant missionaries iu 1808. Mr. Ilultberg staked the first claim for his society, aud wbeu he returned to tho states Mr. Anderson aud otheis cooutinued tho work. They declaied, however, that tho mines were their property, not the mission society's. Not wishing to have tho church organization appear as a litigant in court, private arbirtation was de cided ou, tho hearings beginning iu secret February 28. Two of the dis puted claims were at one time held by Eskimos, and this necessitated the presence in Chicago of Gabriel and Constantino Uparaczuck, natives of Alaska. A number of other witnesses weie brought to Chicago from Alaska. The ownership of mine N. 0 was the only one passed ou by the arbitrators. The opluion of Arbitrators Gilbert and Lane recites that "Anderson himself did not either directly or in directly make any contribution, either by way of labor or moucy, toward the acquisition of the claim iu queston. He Lever saw It until some time after the title to It be came invested In him." The counsel for Ilultberg included X. Suderberg, a former judge of Sau Francisco; Frauk Quinu, of Peoria, aud II. F. Williams, of Chicago. The defense was represeted by Judge Chytraus. NOTICE TO CREDITORS. Iu tho Circuit Court of the State of Oregon, for the County of liaker. Iu the matter of the assignment of David A. Kdlln. an insolvent Debtor. STATE OF OREGON. COIWTYOF RAKER. $'' To tho Creditors of the Above Entitled Estate: You and each of you are hereby untitled that the undersigned has filed his flual report as assignee of the above entitled estate, aud the same will be heard by the Judge of the above entitled court ou April 28th, 1004, or as soou thereafter as the matter can be heard R. L. SARIN. TIMBER LAND. ACT JUNE j, i8;8.-NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION. United Stales Land Office, La GranJe, Ore Ron, March a, 1904, 1 Notice Is hereby given that In compliance with the provisions ol the act of congress of June ), 1S78, en tltlej "An act for the site of timber Innds In the states of California, Oregon, Nevada and Washington Ter ritory," as extended to all the Public Land states by act of August 4, iSoi, WILLIAM A. GREEN, of Sumpter, Countv of Baket, State of Oregon, has this dav filed In " this office his sworn Materoent No 1683, for the rurchase of the Ntf NEK, NEtf NWtf and Lot t of Section No. jo In Township No. tt S. Range No. j8 E. W. M., and will offer proof to show that the land sought Is more valuable for Its timber or stone than for agricultural purposes, and to establish his claim to said land before Chas. H. Chance, U. S. Com missioner, at his office at Sumpter, Oregon, on Tlursdav, the loth day of May 1904. He names as witnesses: Ralph Mead, Van Ren falser Mead, Andrew J, Denny, and Stephen Jackson, all "f Sumpter. Oregon. Any and all persons claiming adversely the above descrlled lands arc requested to file their claims In this office on or before said 19th day of May , 1904. E. W. DAVIS Register. TIMBER LAND, ACT JUNE 3, 1878 NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION. United States Land Office, La Grande. Oregon, March , 1004. Notice Is hereby given thai In compliance with the provisions of the act of Congress of June 1. 1878, en titled "An act for the sale of timber lands In the States of California, Oregon, Nevada, and Washing ton Territory." as extended to all the Public Land States by act of August 4. 184a, WALTER L. SPARKS, of Sumpter, county of Baker, state ot Oregon, has this day Med In this office hl sworn statement No. f86 lor the purchase of the W H N E V. N W X S E X and NEJi S W H of section No. u In township No. 10 south, range No. 8 e W M, and will offer prool to show that the land sought Is more valuable for Its timber or stone than for agricultural purposes, and to establish his claim to said land before Charles H. Chance, U, S. commissioner, at his office at Sump ter, Oregon, on Thursday, the igth day of May, 1004. He names as witnesses: Van Rennselaer Mead, Ralph Mead, William A. Green and Charles L. Ferry, all ot Sumpter, Oregon. Any and all persons claiming adversely the above described lands are requested to file their claims in this office on or before said 19th dav of May, 1904. h. W. Davis, Register. TIMBER LAND. ACT JUNE j. 1818-NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION. United States Land Office, La Grande, Oregon, February vo, 1904 I Notice is hereby given that In compliance with the provisions of the act ol Congress of June 3, 1878 en titled "An act for the sale of timber lands In the Stales of California, Oregon, Nevada and Washing ton Territory," as extended to all the Public Land States by act of August 4, 189a, HENRY A. CARRIS of Can on City: County ol Crant State of Oregon, lias mis Jay riled in tnis omce nia sworn state ment so 1998, for the purchase of the S W U S E i section No. 6: NEV NWM and NM N E W of section No, 7 Tp. No. la south R. No. )7 IWM. and will offer J'roof to show that the land sought Is more valuable or Its timber or stone than for agricultural purposes, and to establish his claim to said land before Chas. H, Chance, U. S. Commissioner at his office at Sumpter, Oregon, on Monday, the 9th day of May, 1904. He names as witnesses: Van Rensselaer Mead, Ralph Mead, of Sumpter. Oregon; Lemuel King. Lemuel Barnett' of Audrey, Oregon. Any and all persons claiming adversely the above described lands are requested to file their claims In this office on or before said ith day of May. 1904. ! E. W. DAVIS. Register. TINIM UNO. aCT JUNE 1. II7I.-N0TICE FOR UlllCMION. United States Land Office. La Grande, Oregon, February tjth, 1904 ) Notice ts hereby given that in compliance with the provisions ol the act ol congress ot June 1. 1878, en titled "An act for the sale ol limber lands In the states of California, Oregon, Nevada and Washington Ter ritory," as extended to all the Public Land states by act ol August 4, 189a, ARCHIBALD T. VEDDER. of Sumpter, county of Baker, state of Oregon, has this dav tiled In this office his sworn statement No. 1993. for the rurchase of the SS SwM, NcK Sw! and sei Nw! ot section No. at In township no. ti soutn, range no. 17 iwi, ana win offer proof to show that II e land sought Is mora valuable lor Its limber or stone than for agricultural Jiurpuses, and to establish his claim to said land be ore Chas. H. Chance. U. S. Commissioner, al Sumpter, Oregon, on Tuesday, the aoth day ot April 1904. He names as witnesses: Peter J. Soards, William Keely. Robert Patterson. Robert W. Riley. all ol Sumpter, Oregon. Any anj an persons claiming adversely me apove described lands are requested to tile their claims In Ih office on or before said tth dav ol April, 1904. E. W.DAVIS Register IIMKK UNO, ACT JUNE t. II1I.-N0TICE fON PUIUCATION. United States Land office, ( La Grande, Oregon, March 15. 1904. 1 Notice Is hereby given that in compliance with the provisions ol the act ot congress of June 1. 1878, en titled "An act lor the sale ot timber lands In the states ol California, Oregon, Nevada and Washington Ter ritory," as extended to all the Public Land States by by act ot August 4, 1891, THOMAS G, GWVNNF. of Sumpter. county ot liaker, state of Oregon, has mis jay wej in mis omce 111s sworn siatement no. iom, tor thepunhate ul the Wli SW , Sec. at. N WMNW i( ol Sec. No. a8 In Tp. No. to J. range No. j6W, and will offer proof to show that the land sought Is more valuable for Its t'mber or stone than tor agricultural purposes, and to estab lish his claim to said land before Charles H. Chance. U b. Commissioner, at hi omce at Sumpter, Oregon.on Thursday, the and day ol June, 1904. He names as witnesses: Van Rensselaer Mead, Ralph Mead. Nicholas T. Tallalero. James W Con nellJ. all ot Sumpier, Oregon. Any and all persons claiming adversely the above described lands are requested to file their claims In this office on or before said and dav of June, 1904. E. W. Davis, Register.