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About The Sumpter miner. (Sumpter, Or.) 1899-1905 | View Entire Issue (Sept. 21, 1904)
THE SUMPTER MINER
Wednesday, September 21. 1004
ON JOHN DAY
Tim dlHOOvory iiy tin driver of
Kitchen's California mine singe
yesterday or a onyii-i- wiiii siimmio
turned and liridln will) broken reiiH,
Iiiih called ailnntion to tho faot lliaf
homo lien van Ih not over juu mil oh
from Similiter. The IiihI cii.vuho in
(itiostiou. which from the nut urn of
its oiiipniaiit belonged nppiiiently to
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II nilim) II1MH, IMlllin IIYIIIUIIl'.U ui
tin villi bean out in the woods for
tierhaiH a month. No rnugo rl lorH
nre nearer Hutnptor than the (iriiudo
Honda valley, ho that the prosump
lion Ih Htrong that the loHt u(iiine Ih
ifar from homo.
On 11 time Sum Stott told the
writer a weird mid wonderful tale or
0 horse heaven on tho middle fork of
the John Day river. Stampeded
riorsoH from all parlH of Oregon, Hiild
Stott, head invarialily for that part
of the country. liint oayiiHOH are
found thine without fail, and the
uttraetioiiH of the place to liomeleHH
tiorHitH Ih almoHl canny. Htotl iihIiI
MiIh wiih heoeiiHo hirsc heaven Ih
.locnled on the Middle Fork. He
pointed out that paleontologists from
(loeiiH of big
iiavc viHited the place and made
fitarlllug dlMCovorioH, hearing out. the
horse heaven theory.
rnmaliiH of three and two toed hotHiiH.
warn found. TIiIh uioiiuh Hint which include the llelcher, (Solden
tirephiHtorlo horHCH inhabited the HpotjCate and Humboldt minus, and that
inniiv milliona of veins uti. llnrHiiH, I Im Iiiiiiuh to have the Helcher mill
it will Im Iruiiiuiiilmrml, began life .
Home few million before hiHlory be.
K'iiii to be written, with three Iooh,
iiiHtead of hoofs. A million or ho
.years later they evolved into two toed
tirutcH. 'Che hoof ago Ih com
paratively recent. In the Unlit of
Stott'H hypothoHlH, the cayiiHo found
yostoiday wan undoubtedly headed !
for the middle fork, pcrhapH to vIhII ,
t fie giavos of IiIh two toed aucoHtorH
of the Pliocene age. Holng hampeied
with a saddle on li Ih holly iiiHtead of
back, he fulled to make good.
The animal in emaciated, docile,
irieudleHH and forlorn. HIh color
in light bay. Ho Iihu been turned
nut to pasture to recuperate anil
nwait tho advent of an owner.
SCRIPPERS ARE TAKING
KrljrNIl Y llrrNrl) IANI)!tlifiili. Not ho many minors have
Snys a recent dlnpatch from Salem:
According to iiitoimatiou re
ceived here from Lnliriindo, Hcrippern
tiiiil limber land cliiimnutH me taking t
the lead in tiling on tint land ic-J
ooutly thrown out of the proponed'
Jllii- .Mountain Intent reserve, The'
ren a mtn e team o oi mo iiiiiiksi
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ih tlmt, alllioug h the liuid wiih thrown
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o en to eutiy tieciiiiHii t Ih hu ted to
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iifgi cliilure ami not to forchtry, yet
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no tiiMiioxtcnd lllingH have been made
jii i;n i. ii uriiiiiie inoo ouice. wuiie -
1 1 1 1 1 1 1 lllingH have been made by men
vbo declare that the land is cheitly
viiluiihlo lor timber.
Scrip Iiiih been used in the pnnt iih
ii meiiiiH ol semiring timber Inii'l, mid
it is pritstitiied, though not known,
the scrip vwirt used for this purpose iu
the tilings mentioned. Out of 8,080
norcH alri'Mily Hided upon, 5,000 acrcH
was taken with scrip and It. (180 aoroH
under tho timber aud Htone act.
A coiiHideiable portion of the land
xoludml from tho proposed reserve
j wiifl already in privato ownership.
J Wlion llio public ImihI was restored
1 to ontry it was taken rapidly, ib
high iih fifteen entries being made in
a single day.
In hiH recent letter to President
Koosovelt Oovornnr Chiimliuriiiin
urged t lint the government takn im
mediate nutinii in restoring to entry
tiin ItiticlH uhiisli wore not deHirod Im
permanent reserve. Tim reason I
kjv,, wmh t,t ( ht
)(, uiH!(l fnnn
,t,prtment of the interior had been
withholding Hie land from entry lie
ciihiio il wiih believed the sorippors
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iiiifi hi 1 11 1111 111 m iuiiiii tiirvu !
jj Hj m.,, nettleis take very lltllo.
The faul that no hornet-tend entries
have been made hcciuh to indicate
that Horippei-H and timber-land
buyers are at leiiHt putting the first
choice of IiiikIh thrown open to
OPEN BELCHER MILL
BEFORE SNOW FLIES
(ioorgo W. Dailies, preHident of
the DaiueH Mining and Milling "oni
pany, of Oroonhorn, likewiHe a big
Htockholdres in the Fortune com
pany of the hiiiiio place, avrrlved yen
terday in linker City, from an oigh
moutliH viHit to Seattle, Spokane and
Chicago. He hiivh he Ih again in
linker county to give personal alien-
Hon to bin drconhorn propeilieH,
runnliiK befoie hiiow IIIiih.
While up north, Mr. DaiueH en
gineered a deal for the acuirouiour
by the Sure Thing Cold-Copper
Mining A- Smelting company of 171
claiuiH near the liritinh Columbia
border. They are now putthiM up a
IlltlMoii concentrator, part of a 1 0(11).
Hard to Get Miners.
Manager C. ). Allen in scouting
the development crew dcHircd at tho
Monumental mine, in eiHteru
Oregon, more Hlowly than he ex
pected. He wrote F. V. Stetrner,
hiH partner in this city, that good
uilnerH wire not ho plentiful about
Sompter iih he thought, hut that bo
will be able to secure enough men
hooii and net every thing at tho
Monumental in full swing early in
drifted to eastern Oregon mluoral
one iih it wiih thouhgt probabale in
view of the strikes in the middle
went. Some of those who were there
have gone to other sections, which
leaven the camp with relatively few
idle mlnerH. -Portland Journal.
Electricity for Elkhoni.
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Next Monday, according to ollicial
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auuouiicement from linker City, the
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work or stringing timiHinlHHion when
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from the Kock Creek electric power
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i.i..itt i.t tli. i iTniiiiii I'. 1 1; Inn ii mines
riie trauHll:lHlou linos ,
ever the ridge into Crnckor Creek
and Cable Cove will follow.
The F.lkhorn will uu electricity
for power drills uuil for operating itn
Strike ot the Cyclone.
Advices from linker stnto that a
two-foot body of U0 nro has been
opened on tho 4 00-foot level of the
Cyclouejnlne, near the Virtue.
KILLEN GOES EAST TO
rpr tne ciihi. no win jmu in.
Killeu lit Lncoln, Nebraska, and as
he oxnre-Hes il, they "will try to
i)8i) themselves" from husine&s
associates and alfairH, and get a
little much needed rest.
After this, they will proceed to
Chicago, where they will reside it .,
fiiliini. Mr. Ki Hon takinii charge of.
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Urn ollice there of the Killeu, Waruor
Stewart company, which will in
future be its headquarters. In
tho departure of Mr. Kllluti this
town loses a valuable citizen, onothat
it can ill afford to lose, evon
though he retains his extensive iu
terostH iu oiiHteru Oregon. He tins
ever been enterprising and public
spirited, and his efforts for tho
general good would have been evon
a richer harvest had the town co
operated cordially with him.
I'rofouHor Nicholson will
charge of the company's business
here, both the ofllce and mining
matters, he being consulting en-
giueer of the company and largely
interested iu it; and a valuable
permanent acquisition he is, too,
to the citizenship of eaftern Oregon
iih ho Iiiih ueeu hciiooicu uir
yenrH iu the big-idead, broad -
minded mining circlei of Colorado,
where ho won mi enviable reputation
iih a HiicocHHful mining man of
ability. Ho is a cultured gentle -
man. withall. and a scientist of
RED BOY PEOPLE
Telebhouic advices to The Miner
from Crauife state that work has
been resumed at the Kcd Hoy. At
present only a small force of men is
employed, the object being to over
haul the equipment and got things iu
shape tor active work of opetation.
John Thomson, tho temporary man
ager, has not yet outlined his plans,
but tho fact that he has overhauled
the holut and compressor and
rupackud all tho pumps lends to
the belief that the first work will
bo to sink tho shaft to a (loop level.
Ah related in Monday's Miner, a
hydraulic engineer from the const
passed out to tho property on that
day. It is learned that he made an
elaborate study of tho tlssure veins
and porphyry dyke faults ou tho
group, apparently with the Idea of
determining the possibility of
mi iihiindance of water at depth iu
U. 1,. kiiiuiiioic inn uuiHleHmmnlwHtBr power.
l'P lllltlTII lM,k III
the shaft. William Lummie, of linker jnpital is behind tho
City, who Is a mining ouglueer of nn.t,H. Wl)rk J8 ,u0()ee1ii
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small repute, vi-dtod the property
ou a similar mission hi uio nine
tho presence heie cf .1. d. K'nglish
and Alxexnuder I'msning, tho active
reorganize of the company. Mr.
liiimmlH' investigations were directed
iioinnl lnlriiii iiIml' what size and
t5mracter of pumps were needed to
iiiiniUit (hit water in the shaft. His!
report was made direct to Mess if.
Prusslng, English aud Godfrey.
Crane Flat Placers.
Huroh it Hurbridge, of Spokue, the
new owners of tho Crime Flat placer
diggings, sent out a force of meu
from Oranlte Monday, to orreot
buildiugs aud provido winter
quarters for a big forco of men who
will be employed iu the operation of
the dredger now in ubo and tbo larger
mw. in h hiHtalled later. While the
machines aro popularly called
"dredgers, " they ure iu reality
i hydraulic elevators, with u chain-
bucket boulder conveyor, operated by
is of the usual atyle, but tho boulder
I conveyor is something unique in Oro
gon mini tig practice. The test
j machine installed this spring nt
Crane Flat has demonstrated its
! efficacy and the now and larger ouo
ifn Im hiHtalled this fall will ua-
(, ,,,,,, v provo ,B money maker,
WILL DISSOLVE IRON
The information has been received
that the United States Circuit Court
will meet iu Peuusylvnnla tomorrow
and that early iu the session the in
junction issued there iu tho side suit
mf Mm. Hhnfln nuaitist tho carrying
' .A.il F Hi (i Oi'mmn i1iurinH ill the IroD
Dyke mining case will bo dissolved,
hnmeriiately this injunction is
(Unsolved the exocution iu the linker
I County Circuit Court will issue and
the sale or tho Iron Dyke property
in satisfaction of the decree rendered
ul. the last term of court by Judge
.;nktn lor anouc ciuu.uuu auu
' transfer of tho proporty, the iron
Dkye will lie put iu operation again
with a force of men, the ticvon Devils
: railroad will bo built to connect with
, (m, (). . ,v. N. either at Uuullugton
Or Muker Citv. or both places, the
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Homestead smelter will be blown in
hy the Ladd Metals company and the
wheels of commerce put iu motion iu
the extrome eastern section of Maker
Not only will the mining interests
be served to a degroe that will de
velop untold riches long dreamed of,
by the agrricultural resources of that
section will be developed more aud
ou a larger scalo than tho most san
guine have thought possible.
Farmers aud miners alike will have
increased profits to their accounts,
thmmuidH of acres of timbor will be
brought into tho uuirkot, water power
will be utlili.od, olootrio power
ruruished to the mines and eleotrio
suburban railroads, built. All
eastern Oregon is only waiting for
the button to be pushed.--Douiocrat.
Rich Strike at Auburn.
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I j rMjiurt uuuiun iiuui umihuh umu
just down from the gulch that the
Auburn Deep Sinking compHuy has
struck a bed or rich gravel right in
the heart of the old placer diggings
so successfully worked forty yearn
ago, when Auburn was a town of
10,000 people aud milieus of dollars
. were taken out in nuggots. Eastern
ug under unique
i pjn . well or shaft was suuk down
ihmiiL'h the bedrock. tuuuelH run,
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upraises are being
i lu j
tliM gravel worked from
the lower levels. Splondid results
promise aud the rich gravol u I ready
struck seems to indicate that the
i engineer in charge knows his
Big Gasoline Tank.
The Uakor City Eugiueeriug works
has just completed a 0000-gallon
gasoliue storage tauk for the Moun
tain View Mining company, in the
Cable Cove district. This is the
secoud tauk of the same size built
for this company by the same con