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About The Sumpter miner. (Sumpter, Or.) 1899-1905 | View Entire Issue (May 9, 1900)
Wednesday, May 9. 1900.
THE SUMPTER MINER.
SELLS FOR $5,000.
Landed Here Last Fall With
Mod Jay Guy Reeder solj to the L.v
Grande Mining company three claims for
5,ooo. ' I hey are the Grand, Salem, "and
Hull Run and are located on the divide be
tween Houndary an J Onion creeks, three
miles from Granite.
Mr. ReeJer located these properties last
(all anJ did more or less work on them
during the winter. The l.aGrande Min
ing company put men to work on the pro
perties several weeks since to prospect
them, and was satisfied as to their value
before making the purchase. A force of
men will It eiit out today to begin devel
opment work on an extensive scale.
Guy Reeder Is an experienced prospec
tor from Colorado. He l.indcd here last
fall with four dollars in his clothes. Mr
worked until he increased this sum Millie
irutly to huy what grub and other supplies
needed and started out to find a ledge,
lie found It, located the claims, workeJ
on them whenever he could during the
winter, to show up what was there and as
soon as he was sure he had anything
worth showing, began to look for a hum.
'I his he found also. Now he Is on plenty
of velvet and N in shape to turn another
deal at his leisure and to the best advant
age. Part of the purchase price was paid In
c.isli; just how much is not known. I he
locator also retains an Interest, represent
td in a Mock of stock.
Grcit Mining Activity.
I his Is the wav the correspondent of the
Cortland Telegram sies up the mining
activity In the eastern Oregon gold fields:
Now that mountain roads are becoming
passable, report of new strikes and rich
veins opened in old mines are so numer
ous that it is almost Impossible to keep
p.M- w llh the news. Old miners sa v that
thev never saw anything like It. Every
where one goes the busy prospector the
advance guard of civilization is hunting
for Irdges or staking out ilaiuis, putting
op his comer stakes and posting his loca
tion notkes (or record. I'.uk tialu after
pack train has lett this city during the
past lew days, the buoyant fortune seeker,
with his trusty rille strapped to the sad
dle, sitting proudly erect, whistling as he
goes down the street followed by a packer
loaded with camp stove, blankets and
grub: or, tiding tpiletly along with that
determined expression of countenance
that marked the pioneer ot but a few
years ago, pushes lorward lor the hills of
golden promise to the east, north, south
ami west, knowing lull well that there is
treasure at the end of his rainbow if he
can but get there lirst. On the other
hand, capitalists and Investors' agents
are coming hi on every train and are seek
ing where they may plant a dollar to
make it grow into two. Gleat activity
has commenced in all the old camps, and
the big producers are dally increasing
Boundaries of Greenhorn District.
I lie boundaries uf the Greenhorn Min
ing district, which was recently organized i
at Alamo, are as follews: Commencing i
south ot Robinsouv ille and following the
Haker county line to the headwaters of
the north fork of the John Day river,
thence down the north fork to the inter
section of Desolation creek to the lower
divide between Desolation and Calder
creeks, thence along t he summit of Green
horn mountains to Roblnsonvllle.
Mill Street Improvement Cott $890.
The property owners on Mill street met
In Engineer Fenner's ottlce a few days
lince and apportioned the expense of grai'.
ng and graveling that thoroughfare. The
.cost of improving the -two blocks, from
Granite to Auburn, was about J800, most
of which has already been paid. The
street Ins been vastly ImproveJ in ap-i
pcarance, anJ the money wisely InvesteJ.
Next fall, after the rains have gotten in
their work, it vUtlc knownwhether this i
graveling process or plankiAg is the better
methoflypf street improVenrfnt, and future
operations can be governro accordingly.
' Story "of the Brazos' Mine.
The recent sale of the Murphy group of '
mines, one of which is the Brazos, revives
an old stery: This Is the mine in which
S. I Murphy, then city treasurer of Ba
ker City, eight years ago sunk .4,ooo of
theCjity's money, whctfhe defaulted. HisJ
frieuds.dld the best they could at that
time to save hlm,.buL.tUe .property-was-
not, then salable. Today it promises to
be one of the big producers of the district, i
Mr. Blewett already has ten men at work
developing the property, ready for a la'rge
mill which will be erected this season.
Lon Cleaver and His Townslte.
I. on Cleaver passed through yesterday,
en route from Prairie City to Portland.
He goes to theWebfoot metropolis on bus
iness connected with his townslte propo
sition over there, which he says Is boom
ing along a trifle faster tliaiif hcaiitlcl
pated or Is prepared for. He will also see
officials of the Columbia Southern road
regarding a site selected for the depot, ,
.shops and "grounds. It is thought that J
the deal will be closed "in a few days for
constructing the water works system.
Notice Is hereby given that I am not a
candidate for the office of Supervisor of
roads of the Sumpter district, and I desire
that my name be withdrawn from the re
publican ticket. Signed:
(iliO. B. Tl-DKOWI:.
Sumpter, Oregon, May u, woo.
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Only exclusive whole
sale drug house in the
state. We sell only
to merchants. Make
the best prices on min
ers' and assayers' sup
plies. Freight no higher
than from Portland.
Write for quotations.
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Opposite S.V.Ry. Depot.
On draught or
by bottle, t
High Grade Wines,
Liquors and Cigars
H. FINGER, Proprietor.
SUMPTER BOTTLING WORKS
' ' Abnufactureri oMIl WlnJ ol OrtaiMtrJ Drink anJ CUers.
OpcratcJ In connection with th
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WHOLESALE AND RETAIL.
GAGEN & SLOAN, PROPS.,
Stamps, Crushers, Perforated
Metals, Jigs, Frue vanners, Etc.
including Sederholm Boiler, Air
Compressors, Reidler Pumps, Fur
naces, Etc. Write to our Chicago
office for Catalogue.
Represented by MENNO UNZICKER, Hotel Warshauer,
BAKER CITY, OREGON
4B r tSP
C. B. & M. Co.'s Beer
Best in Town
C. B. SCHMIDT
rwin & Co.
... Opera House Block
CASE FURNITURE COMPANY
THE HOME FURNISHERS
Parlor, Dining and Bed Room Furniture in sets or separate pieces.
Beautiful line of Carpets, Linoleum and Mattings. Come in and let
us explain why you can save money by buying at home.
We can positively do so.
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