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About The Sumpter miner. (Sumpter, Or.) 1899-1905 | View Entire Issue (July 25, 1900)
Wednesday, July 2$, 1900
THE SUMPTER MINER.
FIRST MINE PATENTED.
And Now a
Rich Strike i Mack In
J. I. Worcester relumed I uesday from
.i trip up ir.inlte creek to the Worcester
mine, a property belonging to our Mr.
Worcester's brother, who resides some-
1 reason the property was not purchased '
was because Mr. Damours asks an ab
surdly high prke lot it, considering that
many consider the mine to be "spotted,"
and almost certain to peter out.
Work on Sumptcr Valley Extension.
A large number of men are at work on
the grade of the Sumpter Valley railroad
where in the Willamette valley. A rich extension, scattered all along the proposed
strike was recently made In this mine, a route tor several miles. The extension
tsvo-foot ledge of rich quart having been branches off from the main line about a
uncovered that will assay anywhere from mile and a half below town and starts off
two to three hundred dollats to the ton in in an opposite direction from Clifford, in
gold and a great deal more in silver. order to circle around a mountain. A
file Worcester is the first quartz mining number ot men and teams quit work a
ground that was patented in this country, , few days ago, owing to the low wages
the present owner having received his paid and big board charged. Oneof these
government deed upiardsof t wrntylivr ineti stated that with his own Ijbor, that
vears a no. Since that lime it lias nut ol that of two other men and three teams!
been worked. he cleared only eighty-live cents a day.
It is located about live miles from Law- His opinion was that if he had another
ton in the neighborhood ot the old Monti-' man and team at work, he would have
mental and received a setback when that
mismanaged properly suffered Its great
collapse. The Won ester, like the Monu
mental, was then considered a silver
proposition and fabulous values were ob
tained from assays, running up to two and
even three thousand dollars per ton. 'I he
recent gold discovery is a ledge srpaiate
and distinct Irom the ledge Worked away
b.iik In thr eallv seventies.
I'hr Stand ird is not advised as to the
disposition ol the Worcester hi the light ol,
recent developments, but probably so rich
a property will not long remain idle- Law
come out in debt to the contractors every
Colonel Donan on Our Gold Fields.
A private letter received by a gentleman
in Sumpter from Colonel Donan, states
that he read the revised proofs of his folder
and booklet, issued by the O. R. & N.,
011 the liastem Oregon Hold Pields, ten
days since and that they should both be
ready lor distribution in a few days. In
these works the Sumpter district gets a
sqiiale deal.and people, here are anxious
and impatient for them to be placed iii the
hands 01 the public. They will be distri
buted through railroad ticket agents and
will be placed in every ollice in the United
States j 1 id Canada.
Men -aid Off at the Bonanza.
Several days since lilty-six miners were,
One Side Only ol the Story.
W. W. Campbell, ol Mineral, whose
mining prnpeitv, known as Last Chance
group, was jumped 011 Inly jeiul bv Phil-
brick and Sinwln. is in (lie city. Mr.
Campbell give the Knotd the lolloping laid oil at the Hnnana. I he reason as
.it count ot the ca-e: He says he has , !' J f'" this is that they are not needed j
held this property lor several vears and ! ,l"' J,l' diking now in progress and
has kept up the assessment work thereon; tlinl llirir services will not be called for
that he li.id it bonded to Messrs. I l.inison ' "" wound is opened up. I hey
and li.1rch.1rd; their lime lor the second will be put to work as soon as another;
payment expired July 1st. hey tailed level can he run. A Rouana miner's lot '
to put in an appearance. On the jnd is evidently not a happy one.
I'hilhrUk mid Sigwiu tiled on the proper
ties. Two men, I owmlre and Oliver, in Private Board.
the employ ot Messrs. Harrison -and I will turnish private board to-a tew de
liarchard, J.iIiii that Harrison and Marc- siring muIi, at my residence on North
haul weie to pa their expenses and 10 , street, near Ceutei. Mrs. C. E. Duck
per cent oiiauv deal that they might make, worth. j
thiough thrli workings. Alter Campbell
had entered Into the toutrait and bond
Mi. Ilariisou and Hauhatd wanted
Campbell to pay the 10 per tent vvhUli
Campbell claims he was not required to
do, and which .Mr. It.'irJurd tl.ilnis he
was, ll appeals liom the facts as stated
by Ml. Campbell that through thrills
satisfaction ot I owmiic, lie has worked
up a lompail todelraud the Last Chance
people out ol their rights- or in other
woids, to get "blond money." I he nmrts
will piobably have something Ui s.iv in
su.ll .1 iasr.- Illiullilgtoii News.
Pay Ledge in an Abandoned Mine
A pies dlsp.il, h ot lirllt date liom
liutte says; llm I oibes, i this illy, j.
.1. Mi Dun. lid, a mining expeit liom
Kosslaud, It. ( .., 1 Jeorge Casey.of liutte,
and I0I111 KetMu.ol Silver Star, went over
to Virginia vitv last week to examine the
lamous Ke.usarge mine with a view to
purchasing it, Ihev returned without
making a deal. The mine is located at
the nead of the lamous Alder (iukh and
Is thought to be a second Mayflower. It
Is an old-timei, having been Itsated in
1S44 when the placer excitement at Alder
(iulcli was raging. It produced over
9700,000 in gold and then apparently was '
exhausted and its owners abandoned it.'
Not long ago C. C. Damours began
work on it and uinoveied a big ledge
which ran Si.Koo in gold. The Is ear-1
sarge is thought to be the source ol ,
most ot the wash gold washed out ot
Alder and other placets. The quart in
the mines is much ot it impregnated with
gold resembling the pl.icrr wash. The .
Jo to Tenner Worthingtoii tor nil
kinds ot engineering.
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