Wednesday September 21, 1904 THh bUMPTER MINhR S ITS LOUSY WITH GOLD Al Otucss oxhlbits somo fabulously rich froo gold rock from his Mormon IJnslu claims, adjacent to Judge Newbury's Morning Star group. Among the spoolmouB in a slab of quartz, which has boou polished ou oue sido aud which is literally lousy with gold. It will made auywhoro from 320,000 to 8100.000 per tou. Assays from u different character of quartz, found in the Bamo property, returned 37,600 per ton. Mr. Otness says that the speoimens shown are from a series of stringers out in u tunnel being driven for the main vein, gwhioh ou tho surface ia about five feet wide. The striugers vary in width from two to eighteen inches. Tblsjis perhaps ono of tho moat startling sbowiugs in tho Mormon Badn camp. A two-stamp Tromaino mill has jtifct been completod ou tho property controlled by W. E. Kiug, of Port lunrl. whoso sunuriutoudout is Hilly Reynolds. Klug has otrorod to mill Otnoss' oro for 8!) per ton. Otuow says he will get out some low grade rook about 820 oroaud ncaopt King's olfor, but will sack utid ship his richer quartz to tho Sumpter smoltor, or to aomo Salt Lake plant. King's mine shows a two-inch pay streak of voiy rich quartz. Tho propoity hits boon oloBod down on accouut of partnership disagreements, ono ownor having served au injunc tion against Kiug, restraining tho latter rfom furtbor oporatioin. Mr. Otneas loft this aftoruoou for Hiker City to lay in it stock of uipplios aud will work all winter on his rich Mormon Uasin group. PRODUCTION OF GRAPHITE Tho importance of the graphito industry in the Uultod StutoB be comes apparent when one couBiders the quautity of graphite annually consumed in this oouutry, tho amniint nroduoed bore, and tho annual importation. lu 190J1 tho United States couaumed 37,708 short tons of graphite, valuod at 1,598,589. The value of the total homo production was only 8225,554. Although this Is an iuorease of 84U, 44G iu value ovor tho production of 1902, which hai a valuu of 8182,108. it represents very much lees than the quantity of graphito roquired to meet tho demand. Tho annual im nnrtlou of crapbite into tho United .States each year far exceeds, there fore, the domestic production. Tho value of the imports iu 190U was 11,207,730, agaiUBt 81,108,551, tho value of tho gruphlto importod in 1902. Those Hguros aro taken from a report eutitlod "The Pro. duotion of Graphito lu 190V which Dr Joseph Hyde Pratt has made to the United States Geololeal Knrrnv. It is published as au ex- tract from the forthcoming volume on "Mineral Resources of tue United States, 190 V aud may be obtained without charge from the Director of the United States Geo logical Survey, Washington, D. C. Three distinct variotios of graphito aro ou the market crystalline, amorphous, ami artificial. Of tho, two natural forms of graphito thoi crystalline is the more valuable, and la usually a purer grade of graphito. it is worth about 870 a ton, whore- as tho amorphous variety brings only about 815 a ton. The art i Ileal graphite sells for about 892 a ton, its high value holng duo to tho particular form in which some of it ia produced. Crystalline graphite can be used for all purposes for which graphito is required, but H employed chielly In tho manufacture of refractory pro ducts, lubricants, electrotypes, and ponolls, for which it. Is especially adapted ou accouut of its purity. The bulk of tho world's supply of crystalline graphito is procured from the Island of Ceylon. In tho United States crjfitalline graphito 1b obtained principally from Essex aud Wash ington couutieB, Now York, and from Chester oouuty, Peunsylvania: but small amounts are miund iu Coosa, aud Clay couutlee, Alabama. In Colfax county, Now Moxico, and Albauy county, Wyoming, aro de posits of graphito, varrying from 8omi-oryBtalllno to oryBtalllue, that aro being dovolopod aud mined to a limited extent Tho production of crystalline graphito in tho United StatoB during 19011 amounted to 45, .1.18, inn pounds, valued at 8154,170, which 1b an increase of (101, Ml pouuds in quantity and of 828,020 iu value, comparod with tho production of .'1,9:10,824 pouuds, valuod at 8120, 144. in 1902. Tho luuniHO would havo boen larger if tho mill of tho Federal Graphito company, iu Cboster county, Pounsylvania, had not been destroyed by tho tiro oarly in 10911. Tho States that produced this oryBtallino graphite aro Now York, Alabama, Ponnsylvaula, Now Moxico, aud Wyoming. Occurrences of amorphous graphito aro much more abundant than those of tho oryBtallino variety, but on account of tho dlllloulty oxporloneeu iu rollulng tho crude ore, any of those dopoBlts aro not now of com morclal vnluo. Tho groator part of the world's supply f amorphous graphito 1b obtained from Austria Hungary. In the Unitod Statos supllies of this variety of graphito aro obtained principally irom Provldeuoo couuty. Rhode laland, aud liaraga county, Michigan, but small amounts aro mined in Sonoma county, California; Harton county, Geeruia: Wako county, North Caro- liua; Lawrouoo aud Ponnlntgon countlos, South Dakota; Portage county, WlRuonain; and Ormsby oouuty. Novada. A new deposit of graphito has reoontly been reported threo miles east of HoBsburg, Wash ington, but little work has yot boon done to determine tho extont of tho doposit. Tho production of amorphous graphito showed a largo Inoroaso in 10911. It amounted to 1(5.921 short tous, valued at 871,1184. or 84. HO a tou, au increase of 11,852 tons in quautity aud of 815,4'JO in value asjoompared with tho production of 4.7J19 short tons, valued at 855, 9(51, or 811.81 a ton, iu 1902. This largo Increase Ib duo to the do velopmeut of tho Georgia doposlts, tho product of which was put on tho market iu ' large quantity, but at a very low price. OFFICIAL RECORDS. Tho following instruments woro tiled at tho court house in Baker City for record vesterdav: REAL ESTATE TRANSFERS. DKKDP. Sept. 5 L. M. Gosuey and wife to Mary L. MoKinnny, InH I, 2 and bluak 9 Atwood's Hid addition to Maker City; 87UO. Sept. 14 Haker City Heal Estate aud Home company to Addie 10. Coagritr, 11x100 foot iu Hoyd's addition to Haker City; 8750. August 12 S. W. Lovcns and wife to Haker Couuty Fair aud Speed Association, blocks (55, (ill, 158 to 71, lots 1, 2, (5 to 10 block (54, Lovona addition to Haker City; 81,425. August 12 .las. F. Ferguson to linker County F. and S. Association, block 07 Lovous' addition to linker City; 2nd 8250. August 12 T. H. Canady holrs to tinker Couuty F. aud S. Association, lots 4 aud 5 block (54 Loveus 2nd addition to Haker City; 850. Sept. (5- -Aztec Land and Cattle company to Hewitt Land company, (540 ncros iu T. 10 aud 11 K. It 8 aud !t0 E. (in ileu of laud reserved by Unitod Statos); 81. August 15 K 11. Pel i in and wilo to Hewitt. Land company; (540 acres Soos. 1 aud 2T. 10 11. 118 E. ; 81. September 2 E. K. Chance and husband to Hewitt Laud company; 80 acres iu Sees. 21 aud 28 T. 9 K. 117 E. ; 81,200. July 7- II. .. Porkln'H heirs to Mrs. 8.11. Ihoii, N.W. '4 Hoc. 28 T 8. It. :) E. ; 81. August. 10 J. A. Catos aud wife to Josephine latin, 80 acres iu Sees. to ('rank and 12 21 aud 22 T. 8 It. ) E. ; 81. May 27, '01 U. S. A. to H. Gibson, patent to 1(50 ncros In Sec. 21 T. 9 It. 4 5 E. Auugst .'11 Thou. Gray and M. Wukoman, to Mary S. St urges, block 55 Lovous addition to Haker City; 8125. Juno 1 W. D. Robinson and wife to Win. E. Loop and wlfo, 18 acres iu N. i. 4 N. W. hi Seo. 5 T. 8 it 4(5. E. ; 8150. duly 7 I). C. Perkins, ot al, to Mrs. L. H. Isou, 2 5 lutortot In N. W. H Sue. 28 T. 81,200. Sept. 10 Samuel Leonard Smith, 1(50 115 T 9 It. :7 N.; 8125. Sopt 14 .las. Love and wlfo to Howltt Laud company, S. W. xi Hoc. 1 T. 10 It. :18 E. ; 8750. March 22 Ralph Mead and wife to W. II. Hewitt, 1(51 acres in Hoc 2 T. 10 It. 118 E. ; 8700. Sopt. ll-Wm. MW. Howltt to Hewitt Land company, same; 8900. Sopt. 1(5 W. M. Whittakor to ,1. K. Komig, north lb block :t Mo Crary's addition to Rakor City; 85.000. May 7 Jas. Palmer and wife to ,lno. Krogetadt, 208x1112 root in N. M. U Sec. 29 T. 9 It. 40 E. ; 8M00. Sept. (5 Jas. Calhoun estate to Mrs W. A. Kosh, I acre in Sec. 17 T. 8 K. H5 W. ; Halfway; 8200. Sept. 10 C. Slnnott to Jess Whittior, 1(50 'teres In Sees. 25 and 215 T. 10 It. 40 E. ; 810. Nov. 10, '02 Receiver to Miles Frlnk, S. E. ., Sec. 1 T. 1 1 It. M7 E. ; 8100. Sept. 17 J no. Lieruey Maori. 1(50 acres In Sees. 11 T. Ill It. Ill 10.; 81,500. July 8, 'Oll-C. I). Iliird to Allco L. Love, lot 15 block 15 St. Louh addition to Sumpter; 81. Sopt, 17 W. II. Howltt to Howltt Land company, S. W. h Soo. 23:T. 11 It. :17 E.; 8725. Sept. 1(510. Hahler to Jiws Corlow, : interest 10 acres in Soo, 2T. 11 It. 41 E. ; 81,500. Sopt. (5 Jesse Corlow and wlfo to 10. Hahler, 1(50 acres In Seo 2 T. 11, it. 41 E.; 81.500. Sopt. 1(5 A. II. Shlpman to Mr. H. Dufort, lot 4 block 1 Mill addi tion to Sumpter; 8450. Sept. 17 11. Mndon to 11. C. Calrk, 'u interest iu Ohio group of quartz claims; 81. Sept. (!--Juo. ChamberH to Goo. F. Wright, 'u interest, iu Granite Hutto quartz claim; 8!i:i0. Sept. 10 ltoclvor to II. C. Arm strung, llrooklyn quartz claim, lot 5(51; 8(50. Sopt. 14 Gray's Peak Gold Min ing company, by sherllf to C. J, Johns, Devils Dream and Maiden's Dream quartz olalutn and placer ground located by Stluson & Grainger, on execution; 82,000. July 2 T. S. Konnorly, ot ul, to Snow Crok Lumber company, Mullen plnoor claim and Itoyal llltio 1 to 4 claims; 81. Attachment W. J. May vs. A. II. West, amount for sorvluoH as physician; 8.')10. 8 It. HO E. ; Thompson to acres In Sec. Inspecting the Gold Coin. Three gentlemen from tho cant who aro Interested In tho Cltizonn Consolidated Gold Mines company, tho headquarters or which Ih at Wheeling, West Virginia, and Is operating tho Gold Coin group, Cracker Creek district, arrived this morning and wore driven im modintoly to tho mine by Superin tendent .liiok Doyle, before a re porter could get In his augur. Subscribe for The Minor It Will be to Your Interest FOR SALE Some largo heavy draft teams. Terms will be giveu if wauted to responsible parties. SUMPTER LUMliER COMPANY. If you con template vis iting the St. Louis Exposi tion, to secure reliable infor mation as to railroad service, the lowest rates and the best routes. Also as to local conditions in St. Louis; hotels, etc., etc. If you will write the undesigned, stating what infor mation you desire, the same will be promptly fur nished. If wedo not have it on hand, will secure it for you if possible, and without any expense to you. Address, B. H. TRUMBULL.lCommercial Agent, 142 Third St., Portland, Oregon.