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About The Sumpter miner. (Sumpter, Or.) 1899-1905 | View Entire Issue (April 27, 1904)
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LISTEN LAKE TO
Management Will Probably
Get Around to it Some
time This Summer.
.). Win Wilson, manager nf tht
Listen I -like, came hi yesterday after
noil mill returned to tho property
ttilH morning. The force, ho HiiyB. Ih
now working In tint crosscut from thu
ltftv font Invol. Owing tho water
in tho Mlnift, work hero liml to bo
Mr. WUhoii, t liltitic however, Unit,
IIiIh will lie Hillllclently out of the way
to allow resumption of sinking oper
utlotiH liy .lime 1. The object Ih to
continue the Hhaft, now down uliont
ninety feet, to the 100-foot level, mill
then nfler urosHCultlng the vein,
Install hoisting machinery. The
winking ho fur .has deen done liy n
Inline whim. Mr. WUhoii Ih of the
opinion (hut ho will net mound to n
hoist hiiiiio Mine this summer.
lie brought in some very line look
ing ore with him, tnken from Hie
hottom of the Hluift, before sinking
was tempormily iihmidoned. Judged
Irnm upptiiiMtico, the out will run
high In copper, mid piolmhly Ind
icates the pennmieiit diameter of the
ore to he found with depth. Assays
me now being niiide of it, Iml no re
turiiH hud lieen received when Mr.
OWNER KCfURNS TO START
WORK ON TIIC BANZCTTL
I), i Choiile, known among hi-
Uleiids as "Uncle Dave" Ih in the
Mr Choatc recently letiirued from
(he Ciaig hot springs, wheie he has
lieeli lecupeiallllg tlillll a siege of
Aliout the Hint of May L'mde Dive
will pioeeed to the llauetto gioup
of claims III the tireetihoru district,
whcto nctle tle elupini'lit ill he
taken up again and priiM'CUted.
The llancllo gioup coilslstls of six
claims, Mr. Chimin being note otwier
ol all, wl'li the evceptlou of one.
A limit 1,.i()i feet of tunnel wot I;
Iiiih been done beside the kIiiI hie of
sevoial t-haf tt. 1'ioin thin develop
ment fully ,"il.lUH has lieen cleaned
up iilitl placed to the oiedit of Mr.
Clioalo. Slliolv nut u hud lecoid
ft tun cIiiIiiih which me not much be
yiuid the piospeet stage. The oies
fioiu the dilleli'llt eiliH on the pin
eitv iituge in value from 10 to
?iIU per ton in gold.
Considering t liu lociitiiui of tho
propeity, which in in close pioximlty
to the Snow Creek, I. X., L. anil
J'hiienlx. Mr. Chimin eousldcis he Is
ill good coiiipaiiy.
At oi:i time he win. an owner in
hoth the SnowCreek and tho Phoenix,
hut disposed of hia interests some
Mr. Choate came to UreKoii In
18'iU, iiiiil his llrHt introduction to
ininliiK vviih whuu he hauled the
machinery to the llonanza tnluo In
1880. lie located the Phoenix
mine in January. 1888 aud afterward
bought into thu Snow Creek. Jle Ih
iiIho the owner of the block nu Front
street in thlH olty, occupied liy
Caldwell'H hardware store, and ho
states that the money that paid for
thlH property was dug on of the
Greenhorn IiIIIh. Democrat.
DAVID WILSON WILL
BUILD BRICK BLOCKS
David WUhoii, of Spokane, owner
of various Hum pier real estate in
forests, wiih in town today lietvveen
traiiiH. Mr. WUhoii will shortly go
to New York ami let urn heru aliout
Much luturoHt Iiiih lieen expressed in
regard to Mr. WiluouM prolmlile
erection of certain brick buildings
here IIiIh Hummer. 1 1 Ih goiiciul Inteli
tlmiH have lieen known for Home time,
lint at IiIh hint visit he wild that the
enterprise would hinge siniimvlitit on
IhisIuc-h coiidltioiiH hero. If the out
look appeared prosporoiiH he would go
iihead with the work. Today ho ox
pressed little iloulit In regard to the
matter, lie Mild:
"I will lie luck here aliout .liine 1.
mid will then undertake the con
HtmUloti of sin j briu'c lilom. .lint
how many or just where they will lie
me milters, I have not yet decided
up. in. As I caiil at my fmmervlHit,
I would lie million hy liuslno-w con
ililioiiH heio. These 1 helleve will
he good during the coming season. 1
have every reiihiin to express thlH
iudlvldiial opinion. I have heeu over
the country coiiHideiiildy mid I hear
nothing hut good reporlH of Sumpter.
I'rom my own knowledge of the
operatioiiH iinnteiiipliited, I cannot
help sharing the samo liellef.
"It Ih lather em ly to begin building
now, and hy the time 1 return from
the east tiling will lie ill a hotter
shape to piiD-eeiito the work. My
talth in .Sumpter Iiiih never wavered,
and I helleve It Ih ultimately to he-
come one of (lie lilt mining camps fo
Miniini Companies Employ Geologists.
Many lik miuliik' companies now
have a M''loulst on their stall', the
same as a consulting engineer or a
iiiiiiiaier, and IiIh employmeiit Ih an
economical matter, fin he can save
the company IiIh salary over and over
iik'iiIii. liefore the lielnnlnu' of duv
lopmeut woik it is his ImsiiiesH to
hae the ueoloulcal conditions
caiefully considered, ami the success
of the enterprise often lilliKt's on the
thoroiiuhue-is and accuracy of his
woik. It is hut one of the phases of
mluliiK mid sclciitltlo progress and is
ellmiuatiiik' tho Kiinilile from mine
work mid makiiiK the result as cer
tain and dellnite as any hiisine'ss
itiidertakiiiK can he so made. Mill
iiiK and Sclent Itle. Press.
TO TAKE CHARGE
OE EQUITY MILL.
Plant to Be Gotten in Shape
For Operation at
8. J lay, of linker City, was on the
train thlH morning, going to tho
Equity, In tho Qiiitrthztirg district,
to put the mill in shape anil take
charge of it, when it goes into
commission again. Mr. Hay Ih a mill
man of loin? Htaiidlng.aud well known
in the district. The Equity
litigation with the Keystone people
Iiiih not yet heeu decided, hut the
former company Ih going ahead, oper
ating on ground not in dispute.
Sumo time ago Mr. Hay Installed
the new ten stamp mill at the Vir
ginia, which took the place of the
Parker rotary plant. The Parker
mill wiih never a success at the Vir
ginia. The Virginia, Mr. Hay hijh,
Ih carrying on sinking operations at
present, mid will piolnilily operate
the new mill later in tho season.
$20,000,000. In Dividends.
In a little more than a decade the
mines of the Spokane country have
actually disti United e-JO.OOO.OOO in
dividends, (ircut an is this sum, it!
Ih hut a small fraction of the wealth
that has heeu taken from thos-j prop
ctlicH ami ilistriliuted In wanes,
freight nites and the puichase of I
imichlneiy and supplies. This 820,
000,000 covers only the dividend!
paid hy the liettei known lucorpoint- '
ed properties, mid taken no account i
of the prollts paid hy a host or sinaller .
mliieH opeiated hy Individuals audi
piutnorHhlps. Wlien these Impressive i
tacts are nonsiilcicd.nml it is lemem-
heied that am eultine, lumberiuu,
stock raislm; mid imiiiy kindred
Industries also tlourish iu this teril
tory, it Ih easy to comprehend why
Spokane has had such ourpribliiK
mowth in the past decade: why It
rallied quickly from the dcpiesslon
succeed in.' the panic of IHOII, mid
why It in now one of tho most pros
peious ami prouf'sslvo yuiinu cities
iu the United States.-- Norhtwest
II oiuctickcr ami In vet or.
Gold in Desert Regions.
Cold is often found In looso
alluvial, or wash, wheie theie aie no
rounded pebbles or rocks pieseut.
This is pint leu luily the case In
deseit regions, where the rooks
dlslntegiate rapidly, producing a
mass of loose material, mostly
iiiikiiIii, and this is washed down by
the infrequent but heavy rains occur
ring in such legions, and the liner
material Is blown about by the winds,
the gold from neighboring veins
or rocks being burled in the debris.
The gold Is also usually angular,
or llttlo worn. The dry washers aie
familiar with this cluss of gold depos
it. A number ot Instauces aro kuow,
where the lodes or veins from which
the j$old came have uever heeu dis
covered. There are examples of tbls
klud iu Kern, Hlverside aud San
Diego uoiuitles. California. Miulun
and Soleutlflc Record.
THIS THt MINING AGE
BUT NOT EXCLUSIVELY.
We are apt to resiird this present
line as pre-eniineutly the great mining
bro. There is, however, very Reed
reason to bollevothnt althounh the
operations In tho'pnst were not as ex
touslvo as at present, yet thoy wero
very protltable. For example, In
ancient time,wlien (ireece was in its
prime, tho mines of Laurium suppor
ted a very laiRe population
accordiiiK to records over 20,000.
Hotweou those times aud the dawn
of tho nineteenth century, possibly
the moHt IlourlshiiiK period of niiuiiiK'
was in pre-reformatinu days.
The Kiikkoi' family, which wiih
heavily Interested iu mining about
MHO to ITi'iO, was most important in
bringing tho Industry to a high degree
of excellence in a very few years.
Machinery was invented, such at
tho jig, stamp mill, etc., which in
principle is followed today. Tho
wars of tho ltcformatioii scattered
the miners far and wide, and iu tho
disorganized stato of society that
followed they were not biought to
Mines were allowed to (III with
water, the smelting works ami mills
woio burned or destroyed and tho
science of milling received a severo
setlmck.from which it did not recover
until after tho discovery of gold in
California. The scattering of the
millers, however, had one good '.'licet,
as many came to the new world,
biiiiglng with them their knowledge
ami aplying It to the mines of Mex
ico and Peru. One can detect many
customs and methods of work among
tho Mexican miners that closely ich
emhlos those described by Agricola iu
IiIh famuiH work,"l)e He MetaUien."
C A. E. STARK
Chef Austin A Wat AUtWt
Interest Paid on Time
Satety Deposit Vaults