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THE SUMPTER MINER.
Wednesday, December 13, 1899
The Sumpter Miner
.Official Paper of the Town of Sumpter
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H. MARSH ami J. W. CONNIiLLA
AlWAYS IS AIIVANU'.
I ntrled l the piiktolrlce In Sumpter. Oregon
Ihrtiugh ihe mailt
DURING the past ten days Till: MINER
has printed stock certificates for as many
companies, seven mining two commer
cial and one land. "The old tiling" is
waking up for sure.
THE MINER positively declines to tin
dertake the Impossible task of keeping
cases on all the railroad rumors that are
bring circulated In eastern Oregon nt
present. Hut the readers of this paper
will grt their lirst Information of any
definite move, affecting this part of the
slate, from Its columns. And If you see It
In Till: MlNER-well, there is a possi
bility that there may be something in it.
Till: Portland Telegram is publishing
much information regarding the Sumpter
district, trying to arouse the cltlens of
that town to the Importance of getting in
and reaping some of the financial benefits
to accrue from a close alliance with this
rich and rapidly developing district. On
tlie other hand, the Oregoulan, the moss
hack thunderer, remains sullenly silent,
appearing to think It is beneath its dignity
to become enthusiastic on any subject,
preferring to remain coldly critical.
FEW men placed in the position occu
pied during the past few weeks by Man
ager Stoddard, of the Sumpter Lumber
company, controlling the local stock of
lumber almost absolutely, with an urgent,
clamorous demand far beyond the supply,
could have resisted the temptation to
raise prices to an exorbitant limit and
make an enticingly big clean up at the ex
pense of the buying public. Hut Mr.
Stoddard lias resisted that temptation,
and maintained only reasonable prices.
I his fact should always he remembered
to his credit. In another column he an
nounces today that the lumber famine Is
broken and that he will turn no purchaser
OH course there will be other towns
than Sumpter in this section of the state;
good ones, too, but Sumpter will main
tain its supremacy. The district Is rich
enough to support a half doen nrosner-
ous camps. Kvery one of them, however,
will be tributary to this central business
point, and will contribute to its growth.
All roads will, as they now do, lead to
Sumpter, and here will be the vigorous,
throbbing heart of the mining and com
mercial activity, Villi every road, wagon,
electric and rail, serving as veins and ar
teries do for the animal organ. Those
who are skeptical regarding Sumpter's
future, because they fear some other
Camp will spring Intoeactive life, are not
conversant with the limitless resources of
EVERY day It becomes more apparent
that the prediction made in these columns
some weeks since, that the "boom" would
materially here before the advent of
spring, will be verified. As a matter of
fact, that condition of affairs, commercial,
real estate and mining, generally desig
nated as a boom, already prevails in
Sumpter. No where else In the North
west it every branch ol business so active
and prosperous as it is here at the present
time. Those who wait until spring before
investing or arranging to go Into business
anywhere in this district, will wish that
they had acted sooner. The longer one
waits the more money will It cost to get
in on this proposition, which is surely
destined to be the most intensely exciting,
offering the best and more opportunities
for accumulating wealth, than any yet
known in this land of booms, real estate
and mining excitements.
THERE Is no doubt but that this is one
of the richest mining regions on the globe.
Said a gentleman who is familiar with the
subject, a few days since: "There is In a
radius of three miles from a point in the
Sumpter district more good ore than there
Is in all of the reservation." He referred
to the richest mining region in Washing
ton, the Colville reservation, of which
Republic is the business and mining cen
ter. Then another gentleman present,
who Is also well versed In mining lore,
remarked: "And you can go further and
tell the truth, If you say there is more gold
In the hills of eastern Oregon than In the
rest of the continent of North America."
These S0UnJ ke ex,ravagallt sta,ement's,
but there are people here of good judg
ment who believe them. One thing is
certain, there is a whole lot of the yellow
metal In these parts.
THE Pendleton Republican quotes one,
George E. Moore, as stating that he had
been hi and around Sumpter for several
months and that, though the town Is
booming now, It will not prove to be a
permanently prosperous proposition. This
Is merely Mr. Moore's opinion, and he has
a perfect right to express, when and where
he pleases, but being human, he is liable
to err. He gives as one reason for this
belief that the "cheapest sort of electric
machinery to furnish lights has been put
In." As a matter of fact, the firest elec
tric plant in the state is now being in
stalled, in place of a little toy arrange
ment put in a year or two ago. Again,
Mr. Moore is hi error in his statements re
garding wages paid here, the number of
stamps dropping and the number of men
employed nt the various mines. Hut his
most conspicuous misstatement is relative
to the development of the several proper
ties, when he says the deepest working
is only )jo feet. Now, had he told the
whole truth regarding this matter, he
would have stated that the mines here are
generally opened up with tunnels, instead
of shafts, and that there are a score of the
former In much deeper than that; at the
North Pole, for instance, they are in over
a thousand feet. If the gentleman will
revise his statistics to conform to facts, he
will probably change his opinion.
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Gagen & Sloan, Proprietors.
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Manufacturers of all kinds of car
Nutated drinks and ciders. Or
ders tilled and shipped on short
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All kinds of Flesh
Fruit in Season.
O. BRECHTEL, Proprietor
Opposite S. V. Ry. Depot.
W. P. MURRAY,
Atuyer and Cfacmbt,
I am prepared to mike leiti on free mllllni
living the per cent of lit value thai may be extr
by the free milling proceit, alto the degree to
to make tettt on free milling ore
ore may be concentrated.
Waal Inalaid mi RiaartH a.
Retultt of attayi given only to the pertont leaving
work or on their written order.
Mining and Civil Engineer,
U S Deputy Mineral Surveyor for Oregon, California
and Idaho Specially Cyan.de Procets
p E. POINDEXTER,
Mlnet examined and reparted on. Reference.
any butlnett or mining man In Sumpter-
gTOTT & SHELTON, ?&."
Attorneys at Law.
W. A. SAMMS,
IIAKCM CITY, t OMIiOON
Reliable riant, tpeclflcatlont and ettlmatet f urnlthed
CHAS. E. ROBLIN,
Roomt 6 and 8 Nf III lllk. SUMPTER, OR.
QARRIE V. SPALDING.
Stenographer and Typewriter.
Located with Erwln & Co. SUMPTER
C C. STEKFEN.
Justice of the Peace,
. General Conveyancing
L T. BROCK, M. D
Physician and Surgeon.
Special Attention Given to Surgery and to Dlt
eatet of Women. Other and retldence, Nelll Block.
DRS. TAPE & PEARCE,
Physicians and Surgeons
C. M. HEABCt, M. U.
O. W. TAPE, M. II.
Telephone Main .
DRS. HENDRY & BROOKS,
Crown and Bridge Work a Specialty.
Office. Center Steeet, oppotlte McEwen & Sloan's
Livery Barn, Sumpter, Oregon.
S. NORMAN & CO.
Republic, Rossland, Boundary,
Slocan, Buffalo Humpand Civur
d'Alene stocks. Information
and market letter mailed free.
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W. R. HAWLEY
GENERAL DEALERS IN.
Shelf and Heavy
and Steel Pipe
Fuse and Caps
C. C. Basche