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About The Sumpter miner. (Sumpter, Or.) 1899-1905 | View Entire Issue (Nov. 22, 1899)
THE SUMPTER MINER.
Wednesday, November 22, ,1,899
IS SUMPTER A FAKE?
So Designated by Butte Paper
and Drunken Bum.
Sumpter has attained a position of suffi
ilcnt importance to inspire an attack from
a powerful rival; no less, in fact, than the
mud) boasted, acknowledged "(greatest
1 .imp on earth," lititte, Montana. The
Inter Mountain, a daily newspaper of
that town, publishes In Its issue of No
vember lO, under the scare head-line,
'An Oregon Fake," a ludicrously false
letter from one, Tim l.owney, dated at
Sumpter, November 13, in which he des
ignates this town as merely a logging
iamp crowded with Idle, hungry men:
speaks disparagingly of three of the
greatest mines on the continent, the Got
uiuda, Red Hoy and Ronana-, says the
only good rock he has seen here came
from Montana and relieves himself of his
entire job lot of similar transparently
'I III: MlNKK man never heard of Tim
l.owney before and could not find any
trace of him In any of the hotels or .lodg
ing houses here, but in his efforts to get a
glimpse of so monumental .1 liar, met a
number of Butte gentlemen who 'volun
teered some Interesting Information re
garding the antecedents and character of
tills authrapoldal ape. In the first place,
he wears (lis championship belt for being
the must irredeemable gold-lined idiot,
ever manufactured at and turned out of
any of Professor Kcrley's fool factories.
He has fallen from grace, so far as the
whiskey gujllng habit Is concerned, but
still retains the Kcelcy gold-given mental
malady known in non-scientific circles as
damfool. Aside Iroin these acquired ac
complishments, he was endowed by na
ture with a self-cocking mouth, a breech
loading enunciating apparatus and an In
exhaustible magazine of blank cartridges,
loaded with explosive language only, and
was never known to tire off a sensible
Idea or a substantiated faU In his life.
Since Ills arrival In Sumpter he spent
his time around the saloons, until he be
came such .an uiiludtirable "ringer in"
nuisance that he had to be abated. He
then turned his attention to literature and
the effusion published In the tlutte Inter
Mountain is the result of his labors.
One gentleman from Hutte Informs Till:
MlNKK that he has not left the camp
since his arrlvaj, and If he had seen a
mine in the district, it was from the Kick
window of some saloon, the proprietor of
which hadn't gotten on to his game and
tired him out.
Of course such a character is not
worthy of the space and attention here
given him, but the fact that an apparently
reputable newspaper has 'used his letter
to defame this camp, extending to it edi
torial endorsement by Identifying the
writer as a former constable in a justice
court there a lofty position for any man
to attain, to be sure lends to the subject
an air of plauslbity that justifies this
reply. The motive of the Inter Mount
tain Is almost too apparent to be" here
pointed out. It is found In the introduc
tory remarks, where are these words:
"When the Sumpter boom broke out In
Hutte some weeks ago," etc. Hutte's
men and their money are stampeding to
Sumpter, and this is a feeble, poorly
planned effort to Iwad tf that MampeJe.
Among the Hutte people who are.clther
now here or have visited the camp and
were so favorably Impressed that they
left with the avowed intention of return
ing, either for Investment or permanent
residence arc, ex-Mayor Dugan, J. K.
Pardee, C. P. Booth, John Gillie, S.
Hattemau, Prank Shaw, V. P. Cobban,
Jimmle Howe, superintendent of the Bo
nanza, Hon. K.G. Number, and hundreds
of other prosperous and-well pleased
Montana men in the Sumpter district.
This fact refutes the Lowriey lie as a
whole and there is, therefore, no necessity
to prove its falsety in detail.
Go and see Case, Looney &, Co.'s new
If he hasn't it in stock, Carl Adler, Ba
ker City, will order for you any book
published in the world, in any language.
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Manufacturers of all kinds of car
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SUMPTER, - - OREGOIxf
J J J AND CONFECTIONARY
All kinds' of Fiesh
Fruit in Season.
O. RKECHTEL, Proprietor
Opposite S. V. Hy. Depot.
H. J. JORY
-) Office &-
Samples by mall receive careful
Mines examined, reports and
BOX, 1 22 .... Sumpter, Or.
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