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THE SUMPTER MINER.
Wednesday, October 4, 1899
THE SUMPTER MINER.
Published Every Wednesday by
C. H. MARSH iind J. W. CONNM.I.A,
kllmnrJ at llif pmloftiee In Sumplfr, Orreon,
lor trantmlttlnn thrnuKh the malli econJ clan
AtWAVS in aiiyam:l.
SOMI:TIMI:S the word "conservative,"
considered in certain quarters to be a
sacred term, Is used when "thick-headed
mossbacklsm" would be a more accu
rately correct expression.
IT IS persistently reported that the O.
It. & N. will soon put on a double train
service between Portland and HuntiiiK
ton. It In very probable that this Is true,
because the trallic demands it and tills
railroad has the reputation for meeting all
such public calls.
COI.ONM. SIIUTT, former owner of
the Sumptcr News, Issued the first num
ber of his Hood River Sun September 28.
It In an entirely creditable paper, and es
pecially artistic is the manner In which he
gives the country and people thereabouts
the grand jolly In his opening remarks.
Till: MlNLR continues to enlighten the
world regarding this town. J. E. Mc
Mantis, the largest Individual owner of
stock hi the ureal Sunset copper mine, In
the Cascades, and mineral laud inspector
' under Cleveland, wants to know If Sump
ter N a mlug district. He has now seen
a copy of this paper and knows that It Is.
Till! Northwest Herald, a weekly paper
published at Portland, prints an interview
with Col. Uonan, in which he reads the
riot act to that town for "supinely ma
cawherling," and neglecting golden op
portunities to advance lis own Interests.
Like everything the Colonel says or
writes, it is preKiiaut with truth, enter-
HAKIIK CITY papers publish very rose
ate hued reports of a fabulously rich gold
find one mile east of that town. It Is
Claimed that the ledge has been traced
live miles, and that nil sorts of money
has been olfered for the property. It is to
be hoped that this Is a true story; and it
may be, for nothing In a mineral way
seems to be Impossible In the "Sumpter
Ml!N who went out In the mountains
collecting ores to exhibit at the Spokane
and Portland fairs report that mine own
ers willingly contributed specimens for
the former, but In the case of Portland
some refused to give and others did so
under protest. There Is some reason for
this and It would be a profitable occupa
tion for Portland people to ascertain what
Se.WI: one signing himself Duck Mitch
ell furnishes Till: MlNI-K with a copy ot
The Mining Plclds of Idaho, prepared by
W. C. Austin and Issued by C. J. Has
sett, stale commissioner of Immigration,
labor and statistics. I luck writes on the
margin ol the tirst page: "Here is a few
damd lies for you." That Is surely stat
ing the matter rather coarsely and,maybe,
too strongly, but there Is no question but
what the writer draws the long bow
THAT was an excellent talk which
Captain Thompson, ol Spokane, made
before the Haker City chamber of com
merce some days since, advising the peo
ple of that town to advertise the mineral
resources of this section of country "It
makes no difference what it costs," he
said. One chunk of wisdom which he
offered on that occasion was that claim
owners should stock their properties and
raise money by that method tor develop
ing them, Instead of doing so Individ
ually by long effort and arduous labor.
There seems to be a disposition in cer
tain quarters hereabouts' to look with sus
picion on those who seek to sell stock in
an undeveloped mine. Such should not
be the case; It Is an entirely equitable ar
rangement. The owner of the claim vir
tually says to the public: "I have a
promising prospect, which cost me time
and labor and what little money I had. I
endured some hardships In searching for
this. I havn't the capital to develop it;
but am willing to give an Interest in the
property to any one who will put up the
money with which to drive a tunnl or
sink a shaft, to ascertain whether or not
the claim is a valuable one."
This interest which the owner gives to
have the property developed is, in the case
of a stock company, very conveniently
arranged, by placing a certain portion of
the capital stock In the treasury, which is
sold to the public. If the treasury stock
is honestly handled and the proceeds from
the sale thereof are Intelligently expended,
there can be nothing shady or illegitimate
about the transaction. No one with any
sense at all expects to get stock In a
proven mine for a few cents a share, and
when one buys cheap stock It Is with a
full knowledge that he is speculating,
with the chances more or less In favor of
losing; but with the possibility of enor
mous returns from a comparatively small
This is the quick, modern, honest way
to develop, not only a single prospect, but
an entire district, and the sooner the work
Is started here the sooner will individual
hopes be realized and the district become
what it Is destined to be, the greatest
gold producer on the continent.
"KnowKood" Bellei Itt Name.
As paradoxical as It may appear the
"Kuowgood" mine at Cornucopia Is one
of the best In that leading camp of the
Northwest. The owners, Thomas
Turner and Joseph Jackley, are now nt
work reducing ore from this mine with
the little Huntington mill built several
years ago by W. Is. Davis, of Union, and
it is authentically reported that fioo In
gold is being taken daily from the plates,
besides the concentrates, which are very
rich. There are hundreds of locations hi
the Cornucopia district that ere long will
be producing large quantities of bullion.
Burnt the Hired Girls' Elyiium.
Harney county Is the Ideal place for the
working girl. Nowhere on earth does
hired female help command such good
wages as here. The supply is never
equal to the demand. Doens of families
In Hums and vicinity are anxious to get
female help, but In vain. The girls are
nil either too proud or too rich to do house
work for pay. And when one Is found
that will work, she Insists on being the
boss of everythtng In sight. The state
of affairs is all right for the girl, but It is
a little tough on other people. Harney
sh h. sTorr.
STOTT & SHELTON,
Attorneys at Law.
HAKliR CITV, OREGON.
Reliable plans, specifications and esti
P. E. POINDEXTER,
Mint rtamlnrJ anj rcpaMfJ on. Rttmnct.
an- t-utnt ur mining man In Sumptcr.
Sumpter Lumber Co.
Is fully equipped to supply the largest
CASH boom that can be inaugurated.
All we ask is the money and we will
In the Building Line...
That this wide world can furnish. We
have facilities for getting material to
enclose the whole town under one
roof four stories high should it be required.
FRIil: 'BUS AND HAGGAGIi TO AND
FROM ALL TRAINS.
MRS. G. H. TliDROWU, Proprietress.
Headquarters for Commercial and Mining Men.
Passeugeas Waybllled at Hotel Office for all Interior
Points over U. S. stage lines.
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