THE SUMPTER MINER Wednesday, September 2 1 , 19U4 J. H. BROWN MOUNTAIN That is a Great Mining Country, but the Boom Has Flattened Out Temporarily. J. II. Drown, who loft lion. July (5 lor Moiinliiin City, Nevada, returned homo today. liu HtiyH that Ih a groat milling country, that thoro Ih all kinds of the procioiiH mutalH there, and tlin camp will doubtless ha a liummoa nnxt season, hut It Ih a dull pronoHl tlon at thin tiiiin. Thoro was quite a feverish hoom thoro in Juno and July, milling men (siunn in from Denver and Halt Lake and houditd itioHt or tlio old abandoned properties, It having boon demonstrated that, though Ilia lodges faulliid viirtiiuilly at ll)l) font depth, I liny go down mid become richer linlow. Those people li'ivo Hloppnd work now, for hoiiiii ritiiHon or other; in order to Kill tho minus on iiinri) favorable tmiiiH it Ih thought, whl oh notion Iiiih thrown a wot blanket on Mm whole proposition. Mr. Hrmvii HiiyH tho NdIhoii Ih one of tho higgoHt mines In tho world, In IiIh judgment. In t!ii) face or tho tuuuol at a iloplh 'if 100 root, thoro Ih II vo root of oio that. averages )?!()'), ahout Iwonty por rout, of which Ih gold and tho loinaiiiilor Hilvor. 'I'IiIh hIiooI. Ih now provou for a distance of 12 li foot and Iiiih widoiiod in that mo to tho present ohunkHof this oio ...t ti n...i i iliHtauoo from tin II vii flint. lilil'Ui) ri., .....i. ....ilii. illviir tln.l II caniiuot bo broken with a and has to bo sawed In two. lilt III til or nine uliimii mill vi'iim nrimliiil mi IIiIh moll ..rty some mouths since, but It didn't hiivo halt tho values and is now idle. Tho townslti) of Mountain City Is all "balled up," thoio being four lill'erout iutoiosts claiming it; agri oultuial. placoi and nuartz tilings and Mpnittoirt on stipulate lots. Its population is now only about. Kit). Tho town is nun mile limn au Indian reservation, on which thorn urn lino hay iiiiicIiih mid much slock. The ! couuliy is well wiitoiod, but spaicly tiuiboied. mining timbers ousting six cents a toot. Mi Htown piospocleii lor a fico gold ledge about twelve miles ft inn town, but owing (o tbn soaicily ol water at llnil piout so late in the hoiiMMi, iiiiulo lilt I o headway audi abandoned (hit m'iiicIi until uct hoasoii. Ho latnr located a group ol lour claims only a milo fiom town, , on tho iiiouuliiiu whore so much j rich limit was louuil, and there has a, vorv cucouragiug sliowiug. Miko .Miihouoy, formoiiy of Sumptoi, has gollou hold ot au abandoned pHispoct, ami miiiio ills tituco (rom Hid old workings opened up a body ol veiy lich oio, and now has a "big tiling." Dr. Kuull ol llakei City, is iutoiostod with him. Struck it Rich in Nevada. Dr. Carlton W. Kuull, or linker City, tioom pan led by Dick Kokmau BACK FROM CITY, NEVADA in digging olothoH, passed through Somptor (IiIh morning, houdud for Tipton, to huy town IoIh and huo tho gold grow on piuo troos. Dr. Fault recently rot u mod from Mountain City, Novada. whithur ho wont with Miko Mahonoy and tionrgo Probinoo at. tho I lino of tho spring Htainpodo. Tho party struck it rich ahout ton iiiiIoh from tho main camp, hy locating a lodge llvo foot wido and traceable for (!()()() feet, Tho surface rock shows high valuoH in Hilvor. Piohaseoj-jind Miihnuoy aro still on tho ground and Dr. Fault will roturn novt spring. It wesMlko Mahuuoy's outhuHiiiHtic. reports on tho country that luipolloil Low Walk or, of Suuiptor, to dopart. for that region Tuoridav. SYNDICA1E W4NTS CORNUCOPIA MINE I'iorro Humbert, an eminent California mining engineer, who visited tho Cornucopia iiiIiioh of Oregon last spring in the interest, U ,H H,,,,, r UrillHlt Hyndlcato, is ' Hker City, for tho avowed purpose of reopening the property. lurioHo of reopening the property, l,,,,v,,,,", "" iiujiiniiiiuiii. can ou '"""''oil with its creditors, Supremo olloitH will ho made to cause a with- lK ' '" " the mine in cousidoratiou of cash payment of claims. Mr Humbert is reported to have ctlilO.OOO back or him iu his negotiations. Ho Ih being assisted by Itohert X. Jones, tho Oiegon riirperiontative ot John K. Searles, the liiiiiluiipt jiwner ot the mine. The Cornucopia is iu the hands of lo- culver ileal tys, of Hrooklyn, Tho i. ..I i i . i i. i... . i i ' l,ll(l,l CIMIIl. Ml. .eV IIIIK IIIIH IhMlltlll tomiortiry iujuiictious lestiainiug the execution of about 6:100,000 worth of jodiiiouts against tho piopotty. New Seven Devils Smeller. The now Ladd Metals mielter at Laudoro, iu company s tho Seven Devils district, will blow in thin week, according to a press dispatch ' from Woifoi. The Portland owueis 'are on the ground. Tho plant will then have a daily capacity of l."0 i tons. John IKiy Electric Enterprise. Electricity will light the towns ot Piaiiie City and John Day after November I. Machinery forgeueia tiou or the necessary energy is being 'installed at tho llashrord mill near Prairie City. Water will be th motive power, but an auxiliary steum plant is also being placed. The work is being rushed. WOULD FIND BLUE BUGKE1 DIGGINGS During puriodB of news depression, cow county journals till space with revamped, revised, and more or less roaduhlo tules of mysterious Ulue i Huckot gold diggiuggs fouud iu 184f or uiereauouiM, ami iiihl uvr h.uuu. The scone is lai I anywhere from tho nig Jiouu or uiu suuku u ma louu- the fouu tain heads uf tho Crooked river. Now comes au old Teuuesseeiau, "Silky" Smith by name, who lives at Adams, on Wild Hoise creek, above Pendleton, and adds detail to the mossgrown old narrative by asserting that gold nuggets from the Blue Huoket diggings wore used as siiiKors uy usiJuriiiMij in i uut guou old time. "Silky" tells tho following tale, as related iu a Walla Walla dispatch to tho Spokesman-lieview: "1 am getting to he au old man, hut 1 have au ambition that 1 must satisfy hefoio 1 settle down and extreme old age overtakes me. That, ambition ih to find the famous lost lilue lluckot mine, and 1 have an Idea that I can go to the spot. "Quito a number of ycart:- ogojj was freighting with an old man be tween The Dalles and Canyon City, who had boon a member of tho party which found tho mine. He told me tho story and tho exact location of tho spot where tho party left their wagoiH and went overland atoot, 1 believe that, my theory as to tho location has some foundation. "This man told mo that, some of thorn were llshing iu a creek near where they cam pud and, needing sinkers for their lines, one of the company picked up something yellow and heavy from the creek, pounded it into shape on the wagon tiro and fastened It to the lino. They didn't know then that it was gold, but thought that it was some new metal. That was iu 1817, two years before gold was discovered in California and was at a time when gold was a scarce article. They went on and the queer stutl' became mure plentiful. They tilled two blue buckets with it and thought that they would carry it with them. They lett their wagons at this place and journeyed afoot, .mil as tho metal win; so heavy it had to bo lot! behind. "After many haidships the party crossed the Cascade mountains and reached Hugeue. They became sepatated, many died and some loll tho country when gold was fouud iu California. Anyway they never got A . 11 ..... I duck lo ine mine, ncvcrai illv , looked for it but have never boon t able to locate l lie exact spot. 1 uat-j-ij along that way some years late and I round the tiaces ot the wagons and the giave uoiti they buiied ir woman who men uiiuo iney ueie camped there, and I think that without doubt that 1 can go to the exact spot where they camped and from the description given mo by ; tho old man 1 can 1 onto the creek where they found the gold, which they named Sinker cieek. j "1 believe that all who have since' searched for the mine have looked I too far south and east. 1 shall look in the Warm Springs reservation on Crooked river, iu Crook county. There are canyons and mountains iu that reservation that 1 didn't be lieve that a white man has ever set foot, and iu this locality 1 think the little baud of emigrants fouud tho fabulous Blue Huckot tniuc. "1 intend to start in the next two weeks anyway, as I wish to go there imrl unt linn If hufnrn fall rains begin I have never ! in tho mountains. found time to go befoie this year I and as I have always wanted to lootc for this mine 1 will go this fall Por hups Mr. Smith's theory is not all imagination. Applegate's history given a clear account of tho finding and then losing of the mine and tho subsequent scotches that have been I mm0 It asys that Joe Meek and his brotheP Stephen, became tired of j0,m,uylt,K H,m)f? with tho omlRraut frilfl ,, tl,1mi nlli nnmhnr to abandon tho truiu and go with them over a shorter route to reach the Willamette. They left tho main i,j .. M... n. i..it,.,. ...... u MhHjou. couuty amJ oommellced th(j jouruoy A, tLoy pr0gre88ecl towan,8 tho interior u part of this bld sopurutorJ fron, Meek al)d took a directly easterly course toward Diamond peak iu the Cascades. This party, under the leadership of Cap taiu e'otbortou, were the oties who found tho mine. Tho history, bow ever, gives the probable location as sixty miles east of Diamond peak and six miles north of Paulino marsh, in Lake county. The history says the party lest their wagons and went down tho Crooked river, which Hows thro'gh Warm Springs reserva tion, and reached Tho Dalles. One of tho party came back in 1 8812 and found the rotted remnants of tho wagons and an old walnut ox yoke. Two years hofor1) that a United Stutes surveying party was insti noted to look for tho mine. They found that till of tho old settlers' traditions concerning the initio conformed, but after searching for some time they came to the conclusion that tho drifting sand had covered the ledge. They left under the impression that tho mine was near tho marsh in Lake il()mty , t,J0 jaI lmmt wlI Mr Smith's informer told him that it was situated in tho rough tno'intaius. From tho fact that the party went down Crooked river it is not at all unlikely that they stopped iu the mountains and found the gold. Testimony In Golden Chariot Case. Mayor MColloch, the attorney iu the caso, W. W. Wade, 'plaiutiir, Mesrss. Swiggett, Lynch and pi chaps one or two other witnesses are in linker City on the suit brought by Wade against Dr. Hrnck, seeking to secure an iutetest iu tho (ioldon ('harlot, the sensationally lich Dud iu Hear Culch district. The testi mony is being taken before a referee, to be submitted to Judge Kakin' at the next teim of ciicuit court Attorney Johns, of Maker City, is c()iiusel for defendant. VOll SALIO -Some huge heavy diiil't teams. Tonne will bo given it wanted to responsible parties. SL'MPTKK LIWU1KK COMPANV. FREE! FREE!! FREE!!! 85.00 (Vrtiiicatc of the best Oil Stock absolutely izivcn uway. Wt'ite at once for plan how to secure Five Dollar' worth of fully paid anil iioii-ussesul)lc Oil Stock without cash. INVESTORS' LISTS COMPANY Kooin 72S) Park Row Blilg. NEW YOKK l'!V.