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Wednesday, October 4, 1899.
THE. SUMPTER MINER.
S. V. R. R. EXTENSION
"Miner's" Statement Denying
the Rumor Confirmed.
Last week THE MINER made the state
ment that there wits no truth in the Baker
City published story that the Sumpter
Valley railroad would be extended be
yound this camp; that the company only
contemplated building a branch road
from McEwen, for logging purposes, has
already been confirmed.
The Idaho Statesman of Monday pub
lished a wired story from Pendleton, giv
ing the details of the fake report; and
"A gentleman who is Interested in the
mines, of the Baker City district Js Jji
Pendleton today and has made it htebus
Iness to run down the tumor, and to as
certain from reliable sources the facts in
the case. He states that the Sumpter
Valley road will not build the extension,
and that the road will not be run through
to make the connection with. Pendleton
by the plan mentioned. '
His Information comes from rio less au
thoritative source than C. W. Nibley,
president of the Sumpter Valley road.
Mr. Nibley was asked regarding
the report, and said hi reply that
it would not be a profitable move on the
company's part to build any further into
the mining district. It is ore shipping, In
connection with mining, that brings rev
enue Into the company's coffers. Simply
to carry supplies to a camp will not afford
sufficient traffic to make the extension
pay. In the Granite region,, the mines
are of such a character that the ore is
crushed on the ground, stamp mills being
operated, and there would be but little ore
' to ship. This is good enough reason for
the company to abandon all thought of
building the extension.
1 Mr. Nibley, however, did state that the
company would probably soon, and cer
tainly" sometime, build a spur 'track to
Durkee, from a point about six miles this
side of Sumpter; for the purpose of tap
plng.the tine belt of timber, on the hills
there. This timber will furnish traffic for
the road, and it is traffic that any railroad
company is looking for."
Both President Eccles and Vice-President
Nibley, of the Sumpter Valley line,
were in this city Saturday, looking over a
tract of land to which they contemplate
removing their round house and" shops,
and while here gave assurance to several
prominent1 citWns '.that practically' con
firmed the above.
When you see it in THE MINER it may
uot be entirely the truth ; but It can be re
lied upon as an almighty close guess at
the facts In the case.
Expect to Work the Glimax.
The Climax group of mines, consist
ing of Columbia No. 2, Golden Chariot,
E. S. Rastle, Climax and Orizaba, Is
'owned by G. W. and Robert R. Grayson,
,'Mr. Ralston, all of San Francisco, and
P. R. Bishop, of this district. The Cll
'max proper was an original purchase from
Clark Taber, owner of the Red Boy, and
..Charjey Cable, formerly of the Colum
bia mine. 'This group of properties' has
about 1,200 feet of tunnel work, besides
various shafts and -upraises, and the pres
ent owners contemplate extensive work
on them this1 winter, as they claim to
have sufficient ore values to justify It.
... , 1- --
Nugget Camp No. 408, W. of W.,will
give a grand entertainment and ball on
Thanksgiving eve, the details and pro
gram for which will be announced later.""'
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