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About The Sumpter miner. (Sumpter, Or.) 1899-1905 | View Entire Issue (Feb. 14, 1900)
Wednesday, February 14, 1900.
THE SUMPTER MINER.
RAILROAD TO GRANITE
E. W. Bartlett and F. S. Stan
Icy Get Data on Tonnage.
b VV. Bartlett, rcRlster of the United
States land office at La Grande, and Hon.
F. S. Stanley, representative in the state
legislature from Union county, returned
yesterday from Granite. Both of these
gentlemen have Interests in the big Grande
Houde Lumber company, and are direc
tors of the railroad company recently in
corporate to build from Hilgard to Gran
ite. The purpose of this trip into the
hills was to get statistics regarding the
tonnage which the country will offer the
road when built.
To a MlNUR man Mr. Bartlett stated
that the result of his investigations wjs
very gratifying; much better, in fact, than
lie had hoped for. He found that there
are immediately tributary to Granite
eighteen mines, carrying base ores, which
are sufficiently developed to at once be-,
come shippers as soon as transportation !
facilities are provided, with reasonable .
rates. Some of these mines have already
shipped ore, hauling It to Sumpter in
wagons. All are owned by men who are
prepared to work their properties and are
anxious to do so, only awaiting the ad
vent of a railroad. Then there are fif
teen free milling propositions contiguous
to tile road, all of which produce more or .
less concentrates, which must be sent to a
smelter. From this source lie thinks lie
can count on sixty carloads a month. The !
amount of base ore mined can not, of j
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l.ited by the building of the road. t
They rode out along the lln: of the pro- J
posed road as far as Crane Flats.
There are now a corps of fourteen sur-'
veyors in the Held, W. P. Chalk, the
chief, being an experienced mountain
engineer, having been on the O. R. & N.
survey. The preliminary survey has
been run as far as the western slope of the
divide between Sheep and Trail creeks,
and the heaviest grade found is only
twenty-seven feet to the mile. Tiie snow
lias not thus far interfered witli the pro
gress of the survey in the least.
The line will be fifty miles in length,
the estimated cost of which is one million
dollars, including rolling stock. It is un
derstood that plenty of four per cent
money has been secured for the enterprise.
Sale of the Mastiff Min.
The Mastiff group of two claims, three
miles from Granite, and adjoining the
Cougar, owned by Howard & Cove, was
sold last week to a Spokane syndicate for
75,ooo, &4000 down, 2 1,000 in four
months, balance in one year. The Mas
tiff is essentially a prospect, but its re
markably high surface values, and Its con
tigulty to mines of established perma
nence caused its sale at the snug figure
'Sumpter souvenir spoons. F. C. Bro
die, watchmaker and jeweler, Opera
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Mitchell Smith, Mgr. Baker City
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A. MANNS, Kroprletor.
Butcher and Packer
Fresh and Cured
Sausage of all Kinds
WE BUY ALL OUR GOODS
IN CARLOAD LOTS
The Order of the Day j
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Having added the entire stock, store building and
ground of the Sumpter Hardware Co. to our for
mer large GENERAL MARCHANDISE establish
ment, we call special attention to the fact that the
PLUMBING AND STEAMFITTING department
will be made a prominent feature in the future,
and your orders will never be delayed. Plenty of
material and skilled workmen.
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C. J. Johns
Mining Properties on working bond
A good promising property something
ranging from $5000 to tjo.ooo
A producer ranging in price from fioo,
000 to 7 50,000 and upward
For sale 6 new houses and lots.
Fritz & Dwyor
COR. CCNTIR AND QRANITC
STARR & ODELL
MINES BOUGHT AND SOLD
We are fully equipped to make reports on mines, and can handle prospects or
developed mines. Main office, Sumpter, Oregon. Branch Offices,
, r ,' Spokane, Washington, and Portland, Oregon.
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Cor. Center and North Streets, Sumpter, Oregon. Telephone No. i)i.
THE GEM SALOON
A. J. STINSON, Prop.
(Successor to Snyde St Stinson)
Only the Boat Brands of Liquors Served Over the Bar
R. D. HEALY
Retiring from business.
Ml goods at or below cost
until closed out.
Real Estate, Loans and Insurance. Mining Patents Obtained
Years of experience in Raker County Records.
No. 2104 Court Street, Raker City; Oregon,
. KENTUCKY LIQUOR HOUSE .
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Wholesale and Retail
Flnttt brandtol tondtd bottlt goods, Including OIJ Ovtrholt, Orttn Klvtr, Monojfrao, Jasst Moor
Walton's Scotch, Canadian Club Whlkl and Htnntsty (.Star Brandy,
GAGEN & SLOAN. - - Proprietors
Gen'l Agts. Celebrated Olympia Beer on draught or by bottle.