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THE SUMPTER MINER.
Wednesday, September 20, 1899
PROPOSITION WILL BE SUBMIT
TED NEXT WEEK.
Meun. Arthur and Fritz are Pushing the
Important Enterprise Vat Benefits
which Sumpter, Miners in a Small Way
and the District Generally will Derive
front Such an Institution.
Now that Similiter is taking the lead as
a inliiiii", camp, with the installation of
kinkhiK houses, hardware and Kciicml
supply houses, for the accommodation of
the sturouiuliiiK mines and prospectors ol
the Sumpter district, which has dividend
payhiK mines for a distance ol twenty
miles west, and forty miles north and
south, w llh this as the only natural outlet
and trading point, it would seem that the
time has about arrived for this town to
provide miners of small capital that iieces
sary adjunct to their success, sampling
With the Increased mliilii", energy that
has it'u'iitly taken place, six mines have
passed the experimental or piospect stages,
and haw demonstrated without a doubt
that they are substantial mines. I here
are now in course of erection on these sl
illlfeicnl piopertles reducing plants vary
Inc. from twenty to sixty tons dally ca
pacity. 'I here ate scores of ulher pros
pects that are hi active stages of develop
inent, showhu; IiIkIi Kf.'idc ore in varyhiK
iu.uitities, whli h means Increased ship
ment of ore and concentrates to the dlller
cut smelthiK points.
I his heiiiK the favorable condition of
affairs, John Aitlim, of Sampler, and
II. II. Pill, a lecent airlval Irom Ke
public, Washington, to meet the deiii.iiui
ol the uiiiit'is and prospectors having ores
and coiui'iitrates to ship, will endeavor to
, it before the local public and business
men of Sumpter a sampler proposition,
In the form of a stocK company, to buy
ores and bullion outiluht or handle on
commission, witli a lirst-class assay oitice
In connection, piep.it rd to inane assaying
and uiiniiiK tests in all branches. I lie
advantages gained by having a sampler
at Sumpter aie that the labor will be kept
at heme: Hint there are scores ol pros
pectors de eloping their mines who take
out inoie or less shipping ore, sarsiug
Irom one to live and ten tons a month,
who cannot now ship at a pionl small
lots, I10111 the fad that they have not the
means to hold out long enough to take
out carload lots, therefore they aie unable
to get car load rates and ledtued smelling
charges that a sampler would gel by ship
ping iiMtiaulltlcs. By having a sampler
here the miners would haul in from one
to live Ions, get their money hi twenty-four
hours, buy piovislous and mining supplies
and go back to their properties, lake out
more and continue developing their mines.
Again, there Is a call every day from
mining men hi tjuest of an oilice or sam
pler to giind down and sample large lots of
oie, Irom 100 pounds to a ton, which gives
them a better average of a mine than a
hand sample. Theretore, the business,
w ill be .1 paying one and the demand must
be met. . I he leason of interesting the
citizens in the enterprise Is to get their co
operation and guaiautee to the mining
public that the business w III be run on a
strictly legitimate basis, as the books will
be open lor inspection at any time, and
leport made to the stockholders monthly
.Messrs. Aiuuir v rritwiu get out a
prospectus or report by next week and
present same to the business men of
Sumpter, who should give the enterprise
their hearty support, as It will encourage
the shipping of ore and the leasing system,
that Is so successfully carried on at other
milling camps. A pamphlet of informu
lion w ill be Issued, liguiiug and explaining
the cost of transportation and treatment of
ores from the various districts, which will
be circulated around the mines, enabling
prospectors to tell the grade of ores that
will be profitable to treat.
Sumpter Valley R. R. Officials Excursion.
A special train came up to Sumrter
(Monday afternoon bearing President Dan
iel l-ccles, VJce President C. W. Nibley,
Superinteiidant P. M. Shurtliff, and a
party of friends and visiting guests,
among whom were: Mr. and Mrs. West,
Mrs. l-ccles, Mrs. C.W.Mbley, Jr., Mrs.
Smurthwalte, Joseph I. Smith, one of
the first bishops of the Mormon church,
Bishop George Koiiiney, W. V. Writer,
and II. S. Young, the latter being cashier
of the Deseret National bank of Salt
Lake. The trip was made more for
pleasure and sight seeing than for busi
ness, and the excursionists took their de
parture, after a few hours, stay, well
pleased Willi what they saw in tills pro
Operetta at Ellis Opera Hoi.i.
The operatic entertainment given by
Baker City local talent 1 efore a Sumpter
audience Saturday evening was well at
tended, highly appreciated and generously
applauded, as it certainly deserved to I e,
and the many favoral le expressions
would indicate a hearty reception when
the entertainers see lit to return to Sump
ter. I he orchestra, tinder the director
ship of Professor William Purdy, llrsl
violin, Miss hdua Barton, pianist, Sam
Purdy, bass viol, (i. R. hunt, clarionet,
and A. ( i. Littleton, comet, deserve.
Assayer to locate at Granite.
I:. II. Levy, a skilled assayer and min
ing man of wide experience, lias secured
a building at Granite and will soon open
an assay oilice there. Air. Levy inlr.ed
for a number of years in the Sotliwest,
In western Washington and Alaska.
Since List ninrch lie has recti hi Idaho,
examining many properties, tu.t has
tailed to hud what he w.iolcJ. Mr. Levy
arrived In Sumpter last wcei, took a trip
through the hilis and returned to holse,
Idaho, alter his outl.t. He will le here
again, in a lew days, accompanied by
Mis. Levy. While in Lie mountains lie
HeJ up live properties for a short tin.e. It
is thought he is acting lor I r lends on
Paget Sound and parties in Boise.
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All kinds of Fresh
Fruit in Season.
Duck and Mackinaw clothing
Mackintoshes for ladies or men
-Rubber Boots and Shoes, Miners
and Prospectors Footwear in profusion.
In Dry Goods, Ladies, Boys or
Mens Furnishings your wants can
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