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About The Sumpter miner. (Sumpter, Or.) 1899-1905 | View Entire Issue (Aug. 26, 1903)
THE SUMPTER MINER
Wednesday, August 26, 1901
THE LEASING SYSTEM
Has Been Productive of Decid
edly Good Results.
Thul tin) lcndnur system in milling
camps, both old mill new, in productive
of good reiilts, in evidenced by iiiimy
dixtricls where thiH Hyutviii ctf working
mines Im In vogue. Leiiilvlllo, Cripple
Creek mikI iniiiiv other mining districts
of Colorado, 11111I ill ho in Nevada, hliiho
mill I'lwwlii.'ro, urn good examples of thu
results of thu leasing system. My itn
iiii'iiiih large territory can lut thoroughly
mill priitnptlv proven, In many places
individuals or companies own largo
tracts of mineral Imid which they are
unable to operate except at 0110 or two
points, owing to tint great extent of
their holdings. Ily dividing this Imid
Into blocks, mid leaning thu several
blocks, tint entire tract ipilekly becomes
active, and thu varioiiH viiIiih and depos
its are vignroiiMly prospected and worked
by 1111111 who UHiially thoroughly under
((and tlm liiiHineHH of iiiiuiug, and who
operate at a iiiininiuin of cost. The re
suit is often satisfactory to nil concerned
and often to thu commonwealth. The
leaning system Ih particularly npplicnhlu
to regloiiH or diHtrictH producing high
grade oreH. l.ow-gruile camps iniiHt hu
developed hy largo capital, for there is
not thu Incentive to thu Ninall inventor
and leaner found in those diHtrictH pro
ducing low-grade oreH. There are many
other dlntrlctH where thu leaning nyHtein
would lm hcnellcial and would ipiickly
open the milieu now lying idle, liecaune
the owners are uiiahle or unwilling to
undertake the development of their
large holdings Where the leaning sys
teui Ih in vogue thu euntoiu mill or ninel
ter Ih aluiont a liecennitv, iih leasers am
UHiially practical ininerH and' prefei to
leave the treatmuut of the orun to thone
who make a ImihIiichh of it.
The system of leaning Iiih a further
advantage not to Isi overlooked. Not
only are the leaner unnally experienced
practical mining ininern, hut they are
not hampered in their operations hy
expennive ollice exeilcs. It Ih the
general expenne at a mine that often
mnkeri the difference between prollt and
loss. Klegmit "city olllces" maintained
at great expenne, with a "managing" or
"renidenl director," under large nalary,
add very materially to the expenne of
oHratlug. A central general ollice may
he a necennity, hut thu elaborate and ex
M'imive eiuipmeut of Home ot thene, mid
the manner of conducting thin branch of
the miue'H bu-inenn, are things neldoin
if ever neeu in connection with a leaning
proposition, The resident director or I
manager in noinetlinen a nuperlluoun in
dividual. If the nuperintendent or man
uger in capable, thu renideut director
manager does not make him more no, ,
and may beau obstruction to the proper,
mid most economical aduiinintratiou off
the buniuess of the iiiiue, entirely aside
from bin nalary mid expenses.
Thu le.mer works practically, ccunoin-.
ically and intelligently. What the mine ,
leipiiren in thu way of eiuipiueut he
provides if he can, but mamu'cn In -onie
way to nupply all that Ih actually neees
nary. He generally bulldn nubntantially,
if not elaborately, mid every dollar in
made to go an far an experience and
good management can make it go. It in
not unusual for leasers to work a mine
niiccennfully and profitably which failed
to pay under t-orKrate management.
Mining and Sclentlllo Press.
Visit Valley Queen.
Col, j. lliish Livermore, managing
editor of the linker City Herald, uo
compauied by Mix, Livermore and
bin inothcr-lii-ln, Mm. Etoilo Mend
leson, came up Monday to spend a
week at tlio Valley Queen. The
party wnH met hero by Commodore
ThonniH Chesterfield Gray, siiperin
tendent of thu property, and piloted
to the wildn of the Cable Cove (11h-trlct.
NOT A SUCCESS.
Statu That Parker Mill it Virginia Will
II. W. .Selinittgcr,ofSuiorior, Wlscon
Hill, a ntockholder in thu Virginia mine
in the Greenhorn district, npent several
days at thu property last week, Hu
states that thu l'arker Itotary mill
which wan installed on thu property
Home time ago, Ih not a nuccens, and that
thu company has plans under advise
ment for thu Installation of a twenty
Mr. Schnittger Ih highly pleased with
thu property, and says thai thu only
iUcHtiou now in gutting a mill which
will satisfactorily treat thu oren. Hu
left Sunday for Seattle to meet Mr.
l-'runt, general manager of thu mine.
Grant Thornburg Selli Hit Holding! in the
Royal White to J. P. McGuigan,
Thu Granite (iuui Ih authority for thu
statement that Grant Thornburg him
Hold his interest in the Itoyal White
mine to. I. 1. McGuigan, nuperintendent
of thu Alamo mine. Thu hiiIu wan for
cash and for an amount that would place
a valuation on thu entire property of
clone to flO.OOO.
Thu Itoyal Whltu in an adjoining prop
erty to thu llelchor, in the Greenhorn
inotintaliiH.' There ban been a consider
able amount of development work done
on the property. A short timu ago a
very natinfactory mill run on Itoyal
Whltu ore wan completed in thu Mack
The balance of the Itoyal White in
owned hy Geo. It. Wiegand and CharlcH
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