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About The Sumpter miner. (Sumpter, Or.) 1899-1905 | View Entire Issue (Sept. 14, 1904)
SUMPTER, OREGON, SEPTEMBER 14, 1904
AT BOURNE, SEPT. 29,
FOR $1000 IN GOLD
McLeod-Maddern Drilling Contest Will Take
Place in the Town at the Head
of the Gulch.
The mouey fur the MoLoori-Maddern
siugloband drilling contest is
up, Ibe Uintah will uotno off at
Bourne, new articles of agreement
havo been sigued, Cotnmodoro (.3 ray
la happy aa a boy with a pair of red
top boots, Hen Wood feola bimaelf
$500 richer, Hilly Maddern Iiiih
taken a biitb, everything is lovely
and the goose banks high.
Maddern, who bails from the Virtue
in i lie, and Wood, hie backer, cumu
up from linker this morning in re
Hponae to a telepbono request from
Commodore Cray, who ia MoLeod 's
backer. They disouHsed the objec
tionable pbraaoology iu the old agree
ment, whiub waa given iu yeaterdaya'
Miner, and after a hoap of oultus
wahwah, sigued new articlos and
everybody took a drink, except
Maddern, who ia iu training, and
(iiay, who ia on tho water wagon.
Tom Duuphy holds tho 81,000
stake money, and will pay it over to
the winer. Ah related iu laat oven
lug's Miner, Onmmodore Cray do
poaited with Duuphy liiHt uighi 8400
in coin of the realm, which, with tho
$100 forfeit money already put up
by MoLeod laat week, and the 8.100
depniatud in the First National bank
of Supmtor by Wooda at the samo
time, uiakea up the 81,00 purao.
Tho now artiuloa of agrueiueut do
not differ materially from tho old
onus, except iu the matter of for
foit. Tho contract siguod today
reads aa folelwi:
"Thia agieemont mado and entered
iuto this lUth day of September
1004, ny mid botweeu Hon Wooda,
of Haker City, representing W. T.
Maddern, and Tom C. Gray, ropre
aeutiug M. D. MoLeed: Witueaaeth
that a aingle-baudod drilling con
test shall take place betweou said
Maddern and said MoLeod to be held
iu the town of Hoiirue.
"This contest is for a purse of
1500 ou each side, which amount of
91000 is at pieeaut iu the bauds of
T. II. Duuphy, official Uakeholder,
who will pay over to the winner or
bis representative the said sum of
81,000 on the order of tho judgca
whoHo decision shall lie Until.
"This contest ia to be single
handed, aud lime of drilling not to
exceed fifteen inluute steel to be
octagonal aud not o-s than three
quarters of an inch. No awedgiug
to bo allowed. Numhci of pieces
not to ox cede fifteen. Hammer shall
bo no heavier than lour pounds.
The bole ia to be a straight down
bole. I'liicli man ia to bo allowed a
water tender, a time keeper, and
a coach, each of these to be picked
by bimaelf or his representative.
Each man will select one judge, aud
the judgea will jointly dedde ou a
third. The three judge tire to de
cide on one man who is to get as
"The an id contest to take place ou
Thursday, September UJUh, 1001 at
2 p m. Hoiune.
"In the event of sickness or ac
cident to either of the said contest
ants, properly authenticated by a
doctor's certificate, there shall lie no
forfeit of the stake money, aud fur
ther arrangements can be arranged
ou eveut ot the uon-appoiiince of
either of the contestants at the time
aud place settled upon, excepting
as above stated, ho shall forfeit to
the man appearing the entile sum of
"In witness wherefore tho said
parties have here unto set their
bauds and seal in duplicate, this
l!tth day of .September, 1001.
"Hepresentiug W. T. Maddern.
"TOM C. GKAY,
"Kepreaontiug M. 1). McLoud.
"Signed iu -presence of J. F.
Sheltou, Otto Ilerlooker."
The match will be pulled oft at
Hourno, the enterprising citizen's
of which towu have subscribed 8100,
W. H. McCarty, who is iu town
today as official representative of the
camp at the head of the gulch, uiet
with Cray, Wood aud Maddern this
"We have dug up 81.10 as au offer
for the match, " be said, "but it will
cost at least 8fl0 to get the rock iu
"If you'll give us 8100 in cash
you cau have tho match, so far aa 1
am concerned, " said Wood.
"That nilts me, "said Gray.
"Here too," said Maddern.
It was so arranged.
"About the rook," said Gray.
"My man will not drill in the one
used Labor Day." "
"Why not?" demanded Maddern,
"your man has drilled it once and
has the advantage."
"Well, wo don't want it;" said
Gray. "Wo want, a granite boulder
--new one elevated ou a platform."
"All right,' said Maddern.
"Anything suits me."
Hourno will select, the rock,
mount it, nod four days hefoie the
match will turn it over to tho con
testants for inspection.
Maddern, after seeing everything
arranged, started ou foot up the
canyon toward Hourno. "I'm not
broke," ho explaiued. "I can alt'ord
to hire a rig or ride on the stage.
Hut I'm iu traiuiug, so here goes.
Hon Wood, just before Stakeholder
Duuphy locked up the 81,000 in his
office safe, ald to Gray:
"Take a long look at it, Tom; its
the last time you'll over see it. And
here's a couple of hundred more if
any man iu the crowd possesses
Coiiimodoio Gray said: "MoLeod
will win. I'm glad tho thing Is at
RUN AT MAY QUEEN
lohu Thomson, manager of the
May Queen and late receiver ot tho
Hod liny, ciimo in from Ibe Inrmor
properly this aftornoii aud left for
Haker City to return Monday.
Mr. TIiouihoii says (ho test, run of
the l()stamd mill at the May Queou
mine is proving highly satisfactory
aud that, a olaouup will be made
soon. The mill will probably bo put
iu continuous operation at. au early
Sumptcr-Bournc Survey Finished.
I. A. Green, chief engineer of tho
Sumpter-Hourno railway, returned
to his home in Lincoln, Neb., this
afternoon, lie has completed a sur
vey of the proposed liu aud iu now
returning to render a rupurf and
submit estimates. Whlje. Mr. Green
ia diplomatically reticent reuardiuu
the nature of his icport to he mad"
to . his priucipals, -vho let full a i v
stutemeuts while in conversation mui
a Mluer man which Impels a con
clusion that construction work on
the proposed line will undoubtedly
begiu this fall.
THIS THE BEST CAMP
HE HAS EVER SEEN
. Forth), sccrotay of the Over
land Mining company, left thia'
afternoon for bis bonie tt) Mine
apolis. Heforo leaving hiv ' said to
a Mluer representative:
"I inspected the Cable 'Cove dis
trict pretty thoroughly, okir own
property, of course, more especially.
1 also vhitod several of the big
mines on the Cracker Creek mother
lode, and 1 wish to say that I am
favorably Impressed. I have been
to many camps before, aa far north
as tho Arctic circle, and I have not
before seen one with which I havo
boon so well pleased; one that, holds
out such onoouragomont for a pros
perous aud permanent future.
"So far as the Overland Is con
cerned, we will not stop work a day.
It is a good property and we artv
going to rush it to the producing
stage just aa'quirtKry'-ittf possible, At
first I felt a little sore on our man
ager, Mr. Hain, because he didn't
send us roporta as eiicouiaglng aa
the conditions warranted; but since
1 have thought the matter over, I
have come to hoi love
that he knows
Trouble is apparently brewing be
tween the New York mine and tho
owners of the llubmoldt. If seems
that there is a coiftlict. of npiifiou lis
to boundary lines. L. V. Keady,
secretary of the New York Consoli
dated Mining company, wIioho homo
is iu Portland, and M. K. Sargeaut,
his attorney, who recently visited
the Greenhorn properties of the two
companies, have returned to the
Webfoot metropolis imbued with tho
idea that all difficulties will be
aimcably arranged by arbitration,
thus preventing the necessity of
carrviug the matter iuto court. Ac
cording to the Portland Telegram,
Attorney Ablert Allen, of the For
tune company, owning the Hum
boldt, wont over Ibe disputed ground
with him, accompanied by engineers
of both cnmpanieH, The Telegram
says that there is every remon to
anticipate au adjustment of
differences without a recourse to law.
Lew Walker, the mining man,
departed this afternoon for Mountain
City, Nevada, from which1 latter
I point he will journey overland to the
new bouauazlaiiri. Mr. Walker waa
attracted by letters from Mike
Maboney and Geoige Probaseo, who
are ou the ground and who enthuse a
whole lot. Mr. Walker's stay will