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About The Sumpter miner. (Sumpter, Or.) 1899-1905 | View Entire Issue (Aug. 26, 1903)
THE SUMPTER MINER
Wednesday, August 26, 1903
HOW A MINE
Duke of Sutherland Bought a
Worthless Property In
Minis Halting for tho purpoHo of din
poHiriK ' R wortliloPH iroicrty Ih ii prnc
tlcu uliluli Iiiih Ih-oii imliiltti'il in iilmoHt
hIiich tin) im-lpluncu of tho iiiIiiIiik lu
ll iih try in tliiH country, anil niuny am
tint inotliixlH which liavu huon ruNorti-il
to for lli'i'rliiK tliii unwary. An expurN
mim-inI mining man of tliiH ilintrict ti'lh
liow tlm Dilko of Hutlii'rlaml wuh iin
pi h ml 11 Mti in tliiH way. Ho hii)'h:
"A famoiiH KiikIIhIi eiiKini'ur fumoiiH
both in tliiH country anil in Kuropi
wuh mint by tlm Diikn of .Siitlicrluiid to
niport on a proHrty near thu well
known Trcatluull, in AliiNka. Thu oni
hIiowihI high iiHHiiy value anil thu unifi
nuiir riiirti!il favorably, Tlm Dtiko of
KulliitrlHiiil took nwir thu proHirty, hut
Intur iluvulopini'iii work mIiowim! it to hu
worthliiMH. Thu niiuii hail I icon hhIIuiI,
ami HiIh Ih thu way in which It wan ar
coiiipliHlii'il: I wiih umployiMl to iiiHtull
h ilinmnnil ilrill. Hut nftur ImviiiK ilomi
tliin thu t'ompany hail no fnrthur iihu for
my HitrvitutH, It wunt to work and
ilrlllitl n horiroiital holu for (UK) feet into
thu IihIku. Tlm I'oru wiih taken out,
huatuil to a IiIkIi ilvxri'u of tiiuiMraturu,
anil Hum nouki'il In uhloriilu of koIi). At
tliiH tiiiiiuraturu it naturally itlinorluil a
KkmI Kr I'l-iit of tlio milutlon. Thu runs
wiih thi'ii hIiowii to thu mining eiiuini'ur
who "uunpliil it. Thu oru hhnw oil IiIkIi
valui'H, nuil hu liniiii'iliati'ly ri'i-oiuint'iiil-'il
thu puruhiiHii, Thu proHirty of rnurni)
proved wortliltiHM, ami thu engineer tiHik
thu mutter to In-art ami retired for hhv
oral yuarn from net he mitiiiiu work.
Liter, howuvur, hu reenseretl from thu
blow ami Iiiih iiKiiiu xivitu IiIh attvntioii
to thu iiiilimtry."
Ih thu UKont through whom tho deal
Ih botiiK made.
Thu Cruno Flat placer niinon aro
about live miles northwest of Oraii
itu. They aro located oil Crauo Pint
nml taku hi Huvural hundred acres of
flrnt cliiHrt placer ilupoaitH. Mr.
JohiiHou Iiiih owned tho mines almost
twenty years, ami during that tltno
hu has worked them every houhoii,
with never failing kooiI results.
While tho nitiiOH have been worked
for twenty years there Ih enough
virgin Kround loft on tho Flat to
keep a larKu crow working twenty
Messrs. liurbrlilKo ami llurch aro
at thu mine now makliiK urrmiKu-
meiits for thoroughly prospecting tho
ground. Tills work will bo com
pleted by tho latter part of October,
at which time thu contracts call for a
large payment on thu purchaso price.
It Ih their intention to work tho
gravel with a dredger, should tho
tests prove that to hu u feaslblo man
ner. RICH ORE AT KLONDIKE.
J. H. BOBBINS, President
J.W. SCRIBER, . Vie. President
R. H. MILLER ... Cashier
H. S. DURGAN' - Assistant Cashier
PRANK PRICE KILLED.
Hauler At I he Golconda
Frank l'rlce, a wood hauler
(iolcomlu, was thrown from a
wagon IiihI Friday and killed almont In
stantly. I'rii-u hail I oiul ed his wagon
mid wiih ili'Hi'i'udiug a slight grade about
two mill's from thu mini', when thu
brake gau way, starling thu horcen into
a brisk trot. Thu wagon struck a stump,
throwing l'rlce oft and badly crushing
his chest, lie died in a short time.
l'rlce was a married limn, L'.'neursold,
lie leaves u wife and two children, lie
hail been employed for some time by
Manager Howard of the (ioloomhi to
haul wood. The remains were pent to
(i-eat Heiid, Kansas, where his parents
reside, his wifu ami her sister, .Mrs.
i'nui'hiuer, who resided witli the (am
ity, accompanying them. The employes
of the (iiilconda, North Pole and Colum
bia raised a handsome purse to help de
fray funeral expenses.
Option Taken on Johmon Placers by In
The Ciaiillu (iem says that last
week pa pels were made out which
will doubtless mean the transfer of
thu Cutno Flat placer mines to thu
ownership of Messrs. F. llurbrldge
nuil A. lluivh, thu parties who are
de eloping thu Independence mine.
Thu amount called for In the option
Ih not made public, though it Ih for
11 llgure that Is quite satisfactory to
Mr. Johnson. Hon. (Seo. J. lhirrett
Ward Brothers Make Good Strike at Thit
Tho Prairie City Miner says that
Win. Huxtoii came in on Thursday
evening and reported that thu Ward
Unit hers had that morning struck
some very rich oro at thu sevunty-llvo
foot level In tho Klondyke initio at
Quartburg. Its value Ih roughly
estimated at. from 8.100 to 8(300 por
ton. They have boon drifting on
thu vein for about forty fuut mid
have hail 640 oro thu whole distance,
till they struck this rich streak of
from three to twelve Inches of rod
hematite oru In which fruu gold in
Mr. Sexton stated that ho
would again taku up thu work of
sinking, which Iiiih been delayed on
account of a bonding contract, now
forfeited, mid sink thu thirty foot
shaft thirty fuel deeper, to thu level
of thu tunnel, for thu purpose of de
termining tho dip of tho ruin, after
which hu will continue on thu exten
sion of tho tunnel to connect with
thu shaft at thu sixty foot level.
Thu vein Ih fourteen inches of very
rich otu averaging about 81-0 pur
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