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THE SUMPTER MINER.
Wednesday, April 25, 1900
PRAIRIE CITY NOTES.
MucIvActivity in That Camp
There has been considerable activity
here sluce'tlie new townsite v;is surveyed.
Atore people ;ire coming in :inJ interest is
being taken in (lie prospects for the town,
with t lie r'.illni.iJ heading tills way. Ar
thur Philhrick.of Sampler, finished laying
many streams anJ lots of timber In- the
hills near by. :
li. Chldsey, one of, the nkl residents
and pioneers nf tills valley, a valued citi
zen and postmaster of Prairie, died on tire
seventeenth hist, after a lingering illness
of several years. He was 64 years old.
Many fraternal organizations turned out
at the funeral to dohonoMo his remains.
A child was born to Mr. and Mrs. I.ce
t.aurauce here Thursday night. Mrs.
I.aurauce is a daughter of the late lid
Your correspondent, mounted on a thor
oughbred cayuse, starts out tomorrow for
Shauico, the present terminus of the rail-
out streets Mocks and lots on'the section ro:,d- l "" from Vt! l" 'j!1"
a general prospective survey of the valley
and the prospects of continued railroad
building up this way. W. T. M. '
Prairie City, April 21, 1000.
secured west of and adjoining the old
town by the promoters two weeks ago,
and has about completed the plats. R. W.
Waner, civil engineer, of Sumpter, took
the work and has been busy fur three
weeks running levels, grades, etc., on the
townsite. I:d Hlewett Is his light bower, Spokane Syndicate the Purchasers
SALE OF KEYSTONE GROUP.
wlille young Rogeis also helped carrv the
chain. The two latter, also from Sump
ter, are so pleased with this place they
have concluded to remain and aie already
getting hold of mining claims.
I'lofcssisual and business men are pros
pecting lor personal locations.
There are three general stores and two
cigar and conlectiouery shops, three sa
loons, one assay ollice, one hotel, one
restaurant, one livery barn, one fk-ed
stable, two blacksmith shops and one un
dertaking and cabinet shop, one .Masonic
hall and I. O. O. I:. lodges.
The I'ralrie City hotel, long closed, as a
hostelry, will soon be reopened by George
Rose, ol Granite. It is said this house
had made f 70,000 for one man during the
first few years of Its career, when the
camp was hi its hey day of prosperity In
There are between two and three hun
dred Inhabitants within the corporate
Around Ouartburg there Is much in
terest In Shehuudy's mine, which is un
dergoing extensive development. Mar-
V. S. Yearsley and associates, of Spo
kane, have purchased the Keystone group
of six claims, adjoining the Pulaski group,
and carrying the same ledges. Incorpora
, tion papers have been tiled under the
name of the Sumpter-Keystoie Gold Min
ing company, witli head ollice hi Spo
kane. Development has been commenced with
a small force of miners, until the property
can he opened, when a large force will be
added and extensive work will be done
during the season.
'I he group was purchased from M. I:.
Gallimore and Titus Davis and is only
one and one-half miles northeast of Sump
ter. It is stated on good authority that
the Pulaski group, owned by the Glffen
brothers, could have been sold for $75,000
The e.xact consideration for the Key
stone group is not known, but is away tip
In the thousands.
Copper King Ore Carrying $333 in Gold.
Dan Reynolds came down Sunday from
shal llauser was shoeing some very line . le ,JIxIe lUe bect 1Kir ,,ra,Ie cyi
specimens at the assay ollice last weel
llebioughtin one chunk of quart, that
was sparkling with copper, gold and other
values. Assays showed up in the hun
dreds. There is an Immense ledge. The
piece ot mineial lock now being displayed
in town was in weight something like two
bundled pounds. He Is satisfied lie lias
sttuck it rich and plenty.
The Cleavers, the townsite promoters,
also have line ledges of copper and gold
ipiait. I. on Cleaverls here looking after
both the mineral and lauded pioperties of
the brothels, hi refeieuce to the town
lots, he iulormed a MINI H representative
that as soon as the plats were received he
would designate the blocks the railroad
company will claim. At piesent he did
not know It it would be 011 the north or
south side ol the John Day river. They
will have a choice of thirty acres on the
uoitli or .o acres on the south side ot
tile new town.
Dr. Cleaver also stated that as soon as
tile plats were received town lots would
be on sale. They will range hi price Irom
where he has been engaged In the exam
ination of properties hi the interest of
outside investors. I le brings reports of a
rkh strike in the Copper King mine of
the Standard group, owned by United
States Marshal Zoeth llouser, of Port
laud, and a company of Pendleton people.
In tunnel No. 1 of the Copper King a
2-foot vein of rich ore was struck, which
assayed an average of Jj3 5.50 per ton In
gold, with good silver and copper values
also. The roads between Sumpter and
Prairie City are now in tairly good condi
tion and the travel is heavy.
Sixty Dollar Nugget From Mule Creek.
The liagle was recently shown a beau
tiful nugget, valued at about 56o, recently
taken from the Mule Cieek placer mine,
which Is largely owi.ed by W. II. and C.
P. Johnson, ol John Day. This placer
property is near Spanish gulch and is In-.
cited on deeded laud owned by V. H.
Johnson and others. They have about i
three-fouiths of a mile of tills gulch on
tlipir I in, I Mini If .-ill at' It U -is ri.'h : III.-
to 1 250 for business and from J.oo to ,.md are . workillB ,t ,s ,,,.
i 50 h. esldence lots. ' deed a bonana.-IUue Mountain bigle.
Dr. Causey and Hillie Reese, of Gran ,
Jte, weie down here last week looking Obituary oi LaGrandc-Granite Read.
over the country. They went as far down What has become of the committee ap- '
1'ie valley as Spanish gulch, which place pointed a few weeks ago to look after the
was attracting the notice of mining men. Granite road proposition? This committee1
Jno. C. Young, who seems to be in Was appointed in good faith at a public
touch with both the railroad and the town-1 meeting at which a large representation'
site men, has been here for several days. 0( citizens were present. It was then and ,
Christian Anderson, one of the chief (s sti the sentiment of the people of this (
engineers of the Columbia Southern, re- community that a wagon road to Granite.
cently spent several days in the valley in Is an undertaking of prime Importance. I
Is this project to be allowed to die in the
hands of the committee? The committee .
should be heard from in one way or .111
other. 1-aGrande Chronicle.
the interest of the company
This is a fair farming community, good
sto;k raising section, and is surrounded
by mountains containing all kinds of val
uable minerals. There are many good
prospects and a few mines within a radius
Go to Fenner & Worthlngton for all
of ten miles. There Is plenty of water in j kinds of engineering
' STARR-& ODELU
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(Service day or night.)
A complete line of druggists sundries, stationery and toilet articles.
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To all Points on Stages.
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Free delivery of Pure Ice. Leave orders at office of Columbia Brewing and
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