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About The Sumpter miner. (Sumpter, Or.) 1899-1905 | View Entire Issue (May 23, 1900)
THE SUMPTER MINER.
Wednesday, May 2?, 1900
WHO IS THE "KNOCKER"
Interesting Story About Mines
of the Sumpter District.
In the Issue (il Ihe S.iu Francisco Min
ing 'mil Hngineerini: Uevirw, dated .May
H, Is an unusually Interesting article on
" I lit- ( ii.td Fields (if Oregon," from the
pi'iinl K. It. Casper. Its traveling corre
spondent, whose arrival In Similiter was
nieiitiiiiied In thec column, two weeks
since. I lie storv consists of two letters,
one written from Cortland and the other
from Hiker City. Mr. Casper Is still in
and around Suinpler, personally Inspect
ing the district, on whli.li lie will write an
exhaustive repott. lie writes of a "knock
it," wliit.li matter Is ol especial int'-rest
to MlNI-'K tradeis, Manvcan nnesN wlui
the individual Is. After iiiotlii; from
Crofesstir Selwvn's famous report on tills
disttlct, he says:
Crofessor Selwyn's opinion needs mi
coinmeiil. Wlrit he has so siuihutlv put
Is known now to every Intelligent miner
and mining m in who his visited this sec
tion ol (lie emmttv.
I he yield ol gold lor the year lN)7 is
repotted to have hern thtee millions ami
estimates lor the output last year are In
twren tout and live millions. I hat the
ptodiutioii the ensuing vear will ened
that amount llute Is every leasun lot be
lieving. I lif illsltlct is veiv extensive
and pay mines exist Itom live to sixty
miles Iroin the town.
Some ol the- Pest paying mines have
h ul ttitloiis hlstiiilt't. In tins connection
I will only mention one. About six yens '
a e,o it was a played out ami abandoned
ptopetty mill was bought for a lew- bun
died 01 a lew thousand dullats by the
piesent owiifts, who wete pool men. A
CiavWonl mill w is brought In and put on
the propeitv, and it has been .1 pioducet
ev et since. At present their Is a .'o-stamp
mill and a cvauide plant on the propeitv
ami tin output Is approximately jo.ooo
per month. A law hoisting plant has
been put up and extensive sinking will,
lollovv. It is said that the ptopettv is
held at Itom two to thtee millions. It has
made its tiwuets tkh ami vet one nl them
had the unlimited "nail" to tell me the
othei 1l.1v that the output of the distrkt
hid been "gtuss txant'.rr.iled;" that it
had been "over-wtlllen" and that the ('old
mines ol eastern Oiegnn weir not what
they wrie represented tu be.
I might hive been tooled if I had not
met just Miv.li tioal.ers as this many
veils .mo In I e.idvlllr.subsetiuentlvin As
pen and mole nvrntlv In Clippie CireK.
In the latter pines when the output was
two millions and a nuaiter prr vear, these
same bitds ol III omen said it was lied
about. Now the output is two millions
and a tiiaiter per month and tiom present
Indications 110 one can tell when the limit
will be le.uhed. lust what the object of
thesr people Is hi living to turn down a
minim: tlistikt and keep capital Itom
(limine, hi, it isdiltuiilt to state. In the
i.ise abovr uiriitioned I am ctrdiblv In
tormed that the pattkular bear telened to
has been living to puuhase a claim near
Ills present bon. in. 1 and that the pike
has been put up on him. I'utther com
ment Is unnecessary.
In his way, this son ti individual is as
bad as the "boomer" who endeavots to
loist upon the public a ptosprct without
inrtit. It issaio tli.it "rvetv prospect Is
not a mine, but evetv mine has at one
time been a ptospect" and It is true. I ess
than ten veats ago the HonaitM mine
could have been bought lor a tew hundred
dollats. Its ptrsent value is over a
million. The IteJ Hoy was purchased lor
a tew thousand dollats and is sold at two
millions or mote; In fact It Is nut for sale.
1 he North Cole, it Is said, was ottered lor
Jj.ooo, and Is now worth a million and a
, gZ I'retljent. JNO. J I'ENHAI.E, Treasurer, nUfiEMR SI'EHRY Zm
m, (den. .lcr. Hunker Mill OolJ .Vtlnlnp Co.) Se.-re-an . W. C I'l.NTLAM) m
ZZ. Vi.c-l'rriMent, ALHLKT (H.ISi:U, I'icjIJent CIiIiij tl.ink. linker CI l.v . Ore.
A limited amount of Treasury Stock now on
the market at Six Cents per share. For further
information and prospectus, address
P. O. IIOX 111
Grizzly Gold Mining Company,
0. C. McLuod
R. C. Pkntland
half. 'I he Columbia was placed on the
I market for a few thousand dollars and is
' worth a million and a half. The Gol-
iconda, which Is becoming tatnnus and
which is destined to become one of the
greatest gold mines In America, although
only joo feel deen. was offered for a few I g Ortiilti PM R9iiiitrr P "S
hundred d illars and cannot now be bought mZ UNZZly UOIU IVl I li I II? UOi
for a million and a half. So with the I IZ J T2
Cougar, which is held at a like amount,
the Virtue, which was offered for 520,
coo at one time, but for which Sj.ooo.oco
was refused in 1K11, while the li cc I:.,
which was sold a few ears ago for a few
thousand dollars, has a record of Jooo.ooo
as product and Is not for sale. I he White
Swan is another property which is now
being teopened, and which is likely to
follow suit. It produced over 300,000
and paid 5 10,000 in dividends before be
ing dosed on account ut gross misman
agement. Silt Lakers. Lool.ln(j for Boiiaiiiis Here.
Charles C I lickings, who has .been
(basing boiianas hi eastern Oregon for
the past two months, returned home yts
terdav to spend a tew weeks with his fam
ily, when lie expected to go back again,
and start up development work on the
( ioldeu llecce gioup, situated between
the Monaua and Ited Hoy mines, which
was recently actpilred hv himself and
llenrv l;. Anderson. .Mr. Iliggins says
thru-is a lot of development work going
011 around Sumpter and (iranite. Some
good properties are being opened up and
water and timber is plentilul everywhere.
Among -the -ilt l.akers who have re
cently acipilred property there ate Otto
Will, C. I.. Cteble. C. M. Mcl-utvre anil
'. N. ksselstvn, and all seem to be pros
prring. Salt Lake Herald.
1 0. C. McLeod & Co. 1
Special attention to investments in Business
Property. We are placing considerable outside
capital and can recommend the following preperties:
The Walla Walla
WM. KlICIII.N, Crop.
I)l:l.l:lt IN HAY, (WAIN AND
Al.l. KINDS OI: i:HI:D.
( iood Feed Yard and Stables
Warehouses and Offices. Sumpter
Valley Itailroad I'rack.
iWilk-Dairv in Connection
S 3,000 liuslness property paying 40 per cent Income.
2,250 Vacant 25x100 feet, Mill street.
2,750 Vacant 25M00 feet, Mill stteet.
1,60080 feet frontage, improved property, Sumpter street.
350 Ctiruished house and lot.
325 Curnltiire, with lease, 10 room flat.
125 Choice residence lot near Mill street.
O. C. McLEOD & CO., 2
EJousum & Spalding
CRYSTAL f W Company
i Cree delivery of Cure Ice. Leave orders at office of Columbia Brewing and
malting uo., nc.xi uoor to .mim:k oitice.
H. J. JORY
Assaying in all
(old and Silver Si 00
Copper 1 00
Lead 1 00
Othei metals on application. Work
ing tests ol all kinds.
Uox 122 SlJMPTEU, OR
ueorge w. weigana... J
HIGH GRADE LIQUORS
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Best in Town
C. B. SCHMIDT