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About The Sumpter miner. (Sumpter, Or.) 1899-1905 | View Entire Issue (Sept. 3, 1902)
Wednesday, September 3, 1902
THE SUMPTER MINER
J. E. McManus Returns From
Inspecting; That Property.
ed. According to tradition, tlmt whk the
your in which the mine vim found nnd
lost, but us nil of the original discoverers
except one tiiiin were killed by IiiuMiuis,
very little of its correct history is known.
Butte Inter Mountain.
John E. McMamiH, of Seattle, one of
the mont extensive mining oierator on
the Pacitic coast, passed through Stitn
ter Monday, on his way home from the
Ilalma, a roorty which he is ocuing
up in the Greenhorns. Asked as to how
the Hulnui is looking, he replied: "Hon
estly, it is out' of sight. I am almost
afraid to say how good it really does look
to me. The unadorned truth sounds too
much like wild exageration."
Mr. McManus has mined from llritish
Columbia to Mexico, including Montana
and Colorado, hut for a half doxen years
Nist he bus devoted most of his time to
properties in the. Cascades of Washing
ton, which exericncu has had a ten
deucy to make him a trille shy on opti
mism, though it has in noway beclouded
his judgment. He doubtless has in tho
Halma just as good a thing as it looks to
Ik-, but in comparison with Cascade
)rosccts, it seems too good to Ih true.
This isn very noticeable characteristic
with all of that Seattle push that has
secured properties in eastern Oregon. It
waB only a few weeks since 'that A. H.
Krust, whose company owns the Vir
ginia, made a similar talk to the writer,
showing him an assay of seventy-odd
dollars in gold of ore from that mine,
under promise that it not be published
until it was verllied by other assays.
That was the lowest he could gut. Cap
tain A. V. Anderson expresses himself
similarly every time he comes in from a
trip to the Tammany and Justice.
Mr. McManus says that he has not
made the progros that he had hoped to
make in ocuiiig up the Ilalma thus far
this season, that the men employed
there liuvii not been working regularly
and considerable time has Ihmjii lost. On
this trip he changed his system and let
11 lot of work on contract to Foreman
Nelson, to Ihj completed In a secltled
time, which will average up the season's
work to a satisfactory Hint. The rock
is now comparatively soft and rapid pro
gress will be made.
"Lost Cabin Mlec" Found at Last.
At last the 1-ost Cabin mine has been
found ! It was closer to Hutte than any
one supposed. Had some of tho old
prospectors hero known its proximity to
the greatest mining camp on earth they
would have had it by the nape of tho
neck long ago. The Hud was made by
Buffalo, Wyoming, men, who were en
route to Caspar, that state. The Lost
Cabin mine' is on Canyon creek, sixty
miles from liuffalo, and notwithstanding
the fact that it was in plain sight all the
timo, hundreds of prospectors havo leen
looking for it thirty years. The discov
ery was made by Hoy I. l'cck and I).
Van Wagner. Although the property
was supped to bo richer than anything
that ever cume over the pike, the dis
coverers are somewnat disappointed.
They cannot shovel gold from its vein.
They beliuve it will be all right if prop
erly approached, however, and have or
ganized a company. It is reiorted that
the company has ordered a stamp mill,
to cost 112,000, and a cyanide plant.
The celebrated mine is a drift in the
xide of a hill ; or, rather, the opening in
the vein is a drift. It is in forty feet
Mud it ia rumored that the face of tho
tunnel is in ore so rich that a dollar'
worth of gold cati be picked from a
square inch. It ia also claimed that in
one side of the drift beam the names of
Gorman and Wilhelm A roach, and be
neath the names are the figures "18tM."
Gorman's first name cannot be decipher-
Fabulously Rich Strike on Willow Creek.
If all accounts bo true, and there is no
apparent reason for doubting them,
there will spring up u gold mining camp
on Lower Willow creek thnt will bo to
the almost fabled Hand and to the glor
ies of Cripple Creek as the tyie iii to the
prototype, or the shadow to the sul-
stance. If the ores carry any part of
what the assays show, tlie richest regions
of the Klondike will pale into insignifi
cance, when compared with this, as the
tallow candle does when placed in
juxtaHsitiou with the brightest arc
light that modern ingenuity can devise.
Kx-MayorC. M. Kellogg has just return
ed from Ontario, where he is engaged in
the singe business. While there he vis
ited the Willow Creek district. The
practical route, he says, is by way of
Hereford and Malheur City. He brought
in with him a quantity of ore which ho
will have assayed. Assays from the
same class of ores, made at Huntington
and Welser, showed values of (150 to the
ton, the lowest being (H5 and in some
instances running all the way up to 500
per ton. This strike is on a big butte,
on the south side of Willow creek, below
the Coles ranch. Tho ore is a talcy,
slatey substance, carrying free gold in
invisible quantities, and is an ideal cy
anide ore. Mr. Kellogg also brought to
the city with him samples of what is
supposed to bo aluminum bearing clay
from near Vale. Herald.
Timber and Homestead Filings.
Timber nnd homestead tilings, as well
as final proofs, can bo made before
Charles II. Chance, United States com
missioner, otllco in First Hank of Sump
tor building, Sumpter, thus saving a
plicants expense of a trip to I.a Grande.
All the latest novelties in hats at
Nolll Mercantile company's.
Wouldn't that jar yer? What? Giant
Fresh candy daily at Hoffman's llak
ory. Mining deeds for sale at this otllco.
M I N
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