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About The Sumpter miner. (Sumpter, Or.) 1899-1905 | View Entire Issue (April 5, 1905)
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Wednesday, April 9, 1905
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INVOLVED IN BAOGbR
The Stflokton-Iiadgcr milling easo,
recently tried before the federal
court at Portland, and takeu under
advisement by Judge Helllngor, is tho
first iutsanco iu Oregon where a big
suit hinged ou a mero technical
interpretation of the law of for
feiture notice. Tho Hadger com
pany relies for its success in thb
case upon technical compliance with
the statute providlug how to advoi
tise h partner out of a mining claim,
aud it has dawned that u now
point in Orogou mining litigation
is to bo tho pivot of the onso.
It appears from tho evidence in
troduced at the trial that William
Moraii aud William Welch were the
original locator-) of the Stoukton.
Morati loft Susauvillo in 1807, and
during his absence Welch sold the
mine to W. C. till) t)H for 6500.
Thou SimmoiH aud Ames came to
the camp iu tho spring of 1H!)H
aud huuded the property from tllbhs,
knowing nothing of Mortal's connec
tion with tho mine. Later hearing of
it, they went through the usual pro
cedure uf forfeiture by publication
They knew nothing at all of M man's
in l"u:i Moian went to Fred W.
Uradley, at the time he aud Welling
ton Urogg, of Ban Francisco, wete
acquiring property in the Susauvillo
camp, and gave Hradloy a deed to
h half interest iu the Stockton for
$50, signing au allldavit that he
had at all times beeti ab'o to do
his share of the assessment work,
aud that his postoMlce address had
boeu kuowu at tho time by Welch.
Morau, in his testimony heforu Judge
llelliuuer, explained that he did not
think at tho time that he wis convey
ing auy interest iu the property, hut
simply went through the form as out
liued at tho request of Mr. Uradley,
who paid him JfiO.
lmmediatey after acquiring this
title, Mr. UradeJy extouded the Had
ger ()() foot level across the side line
of the Stockton aud development was
boKuu iu an ore body npouod there.
A winze was tniuk 200 foot and about
000 feet of drifting was done on tho
liluh oro was shipped from the 000
and 700-foot levels iu the Hadger,
and lis Mr. Hradloy testified that the
Stockton was opened to this depth,
it is probable tint ore has linen
broken from the Stockton. Of this
work tho Stockton management tcsti
ded that it Knew nothing until Urad
ley gave his testimony before the
court. The Stccktou company never
Gold and Copper Ledge.
Tuesday murning a party of John
Day men lefc for tho South Fork to
begin active miniug operations iu
their newly discovered gold and cop
per ledges. F. C. IJacbeney, IJamp
Ottluer and an old miner from the
Seveu Devils country made up the
party. Doau OfUcer, who nas boeu
at work ou property iu the vicinity
of the new field, went out last week,
bavlug secured some assays ou his
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know that Hradloy aud tho Hadger
company claimed a half interest iu
tho Stoaktou, until tho certificate of
assessment for the year 100H wan
filed in the office of tho county re
corder of Uraut county, and then be
lioved that the Hadger had mad
Tho otitire caso thorefore, seems to
bingo upon Welch's falluie to ad
vortiso Morau out of. tho Stockton,
and upon Simmons & Ames' failure,
as purchasers of the property, to
comply with the technical provisions
of tho forfeiture law.
With all this Hhowing of title on
the part of the Stoukton company to
the ground in dispute it appeals
that the Hadger company has taken a
rather long chiiiico in deliberately
crossing the side Hue, armed solely
with a half interest deed from a man
who is considered as having forfeited
his rights to tho ground. The Had
ger company has undoubtedly acted
upon legal advice, hut tiielr op
ponents iu the case take tho stand
that became they are poor aud tho
Hadger company wealthy, tho latter
Is trying to wear them nut with liti
gation until a compromise can he
Mr, Hrad ley's testimony before the
court outlined the doMl made at tho
time of acquiring the SusHiiville
properties. He said that after an ex
pert examination, ho decided to buy
the Hadger, (Joldon (late, Stockton,
Hull of tho Woods and Side Issue
groups, most or which wore hold by
stouk companies. Control of the
Hadger was secured through Myers
& Heiinisnu, of San Francisco, who
thou operated it for Col. Sol by, the
California smelter man. Tho two
cnmpenioi wore organized, the Had
ger Cold Mining comiiauy and the
Susauville Commercial eomnanv.
Him lattor of which was to bo the
holding company. It was arranged
that Wellington (Jroiiili of the
Crocker-Wool worth hank, should take
three-quarters and Mr. Hrad ley one
quarter. The stock of the companies
binding the other claims mentioned
were secured In small lots, in some
instuaocH at low figures, aud in
other caMtri at big pi Ices. It was
while carrying out I his plan of grad
ually acquiring control that Mr.
Hradloy bought Moran's hypotheti
cal interest in the Stockton.
The case proiudles to be long
drawn, aud it is not unreasonable to
believe that many injunctions will be
piayed fur beforo final aiijudclatlou
is arrived at.
different grades of rjek. It looks
as though the bent gold speclmons
carry telliirldes, and a tire test con
firms the indication. The rock is
cortainly riuh In copper, aud theie is
little doubt that the boys have open
ed up the belt that strikes through
the Seven Devil, Hig Creek, (Indian
mines) Dlxio Moadows and Prairie
Diggings. Till monster lead carries
its groat width iu tho Izee country,
and tho dip aud dlreution of tho voiu
are the same as iu the other places
uuoovered. Graut County News.
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