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THE SUMPTER MINER.
Wednesday, January 10, 1900
The Sumpter Miner
Official Paper of the Town of Sumpter.
I'UIUIMIIII rviMY WIDMMMV MY
II. MARSH ani J. W. CONNKLLA
ALWAYS IN AUVAM.L.
I nlrrrd at llir puitorncr In Sumplrr, Orrgnn, fur
through Ihr malls
IN order to vote at the state election In
June, a law passed by the last session of
the legislature makes It necessary to reg
ister. lONNAGI: Is what railroads reach out
for, and those who decide whether or not
;iu extension shall I liullt turn de.if ears
to stories alxiut possible booms In town
THAT was great representation which
Sumpter was accorded In the New Year
rdltlou of the Oregoulau.an illustration of
"worked out placer ground," leaving the
impression on the mind of one not posted
011 the facts that this is an abandoned
I'MI: Portland chamber of commerce re
irutly whrreasrd and resolved that Ore
gon's representatives In congress should
endeavor to Induce the general govern
ment to make a geological survev of this
state, making mention of (lie especial Im
portance of (his work in the Sumpter dis
trict. Last summer and fall a party of
government surveyors was in this dis
trict making a topographical survey,
uhiih is generally followed by a geo
logical survey. I his will doubtless I
made next season.
IP this town can I bonded for a large
enough sum to construct a serviceable
sewer system, (he money so used would
be wisely exended. It Js nut a bad Idea
to reach the debt limit through expendi
tures on Internal Improvements while
honest, economical men are in control of
u municipal government as in the case of
Sumplrr at present instead of giving the
other Mud-liable to get control at any
election .111 oppoituuity to dissipate the
city's credit in the hundred ways with
which they do so soon become conversant.
I he present weather would not prevent
the prosecution of such work, the com
pletion ol which would Ik a great blessing
In the spring, preventing sickness and af
fording a means of disposing of a job lot
ol garbage that is sure to accumulate dur
ing the winter and make every one weary
of life when it thaws out in the spring.
Wllll.li reading the articles of Mr. Hou
telle, ol .Value, which have appeared in
ieeut Issues ol McClure's, one could not
help wishing licit lie would tell a straight
story, and regret (li.it he who has so long
and intimately been connected with na
tional atl.iirs, persistently endeavors by
tiiipsaud quibbles to extricate himself
and Ills political friends from positions
which were at the time considered ques
tionable, to say the least. He has writ
ten of interesting events In the history of
this republic, events In which he played a
prominent part, both before and behind
the scenes, regarding which he could Im
part Information of absorbing interest.
Hut Instead, he leads the reader to the
IHilut where the desired revelation is about
to I made by one who could speak know
ingly of the "InslJc" causes ol certain
known results in politics, and then shies
off and nukes a tiresome, transparently
insincere explanation of why the honor
able course could not be pursued under the
circumstances. And now the announce
ment is made that Mr. Routelle Is a victim
of paresis. He surely must Have been
suffering from a slight attack of this men
tal malady while writing these articles.
Of course, the magazine editors would
never detect the fact; they were merely
after his name.
Till: MINER predicted weeks ago that
commercial, real estate and mining activ
ity would continue here all winter. Many
were of the opinion that things would
quiet down after the holidays and remain
so for two or three months. During the
past week there have been more visitors
in this camp looking for investments and
business openings than during any month
of Its previous existence. The town has
been literally crowded with strangers,
falling over each other in their efforts to
rent buildings and buy desirable inside
property. Whether or not this boom will
continue unabated, growing in intensity,
during the coming mouths as It has in the
past four or five, or will subside for a
while until the almost certain rush be
gins In tiie spring, Is a doubtful problem.
Hut there is now little question but what
there will be more or less activity all win
ter. This is not an artificial, made to
order boom; the conditions have been
shaping themselves for just this culmina
tion for years past; and no power on earth
can either stay its onward march or de
tract from Its mammoth proportions.
Civil and Mining Engineer.
U. S. Deputy Surveyor. I nglnrer lor the Sumplrr
Towrikllc Company, Llmltrd.
Transitu Simiai tiHj Pistils'. Ilea Prlllri it
Mliil. All work prrtonallv and prolrstlunallv
rrcutrJ. Sumplrr, Oregon.
D. LINDSAY, M. D.
Physician and Surgeon.
Canicular alirntlon paid to Jlieatrsot the Lungs,
llrait and Kidney. Trmarary other. Star lloirl.
KEAL LSI AH'.
Uly Rrcnrdrr anj Nolarv Public.
Agrnt lor I ilildr I Ire Etllngulshrr. Sumplrr,
an Bottling Works at
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Gagen & Sloan, Proprietors.
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Manufacturers of all kinds of car
bonated drinks and ciders. Or
ders tilled and shipped on short
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SUMPTER, . OREGON
Capital Stock f 20,000
J. It. Robblns Prrsldrnl
J. W. Sctlher Vlcr-Prrsldrnt
J.W.Stilbrr R. II. Miller
J. W. Mrad
ClatkSnyde J. II. Robblns
Transacts a General Hanking and Ex
No Intrrrst Paid on Deposits.
W. R. HAWLEY
GENERAL DEALERS IN
Shelf and Heavy
and Steel Pipe
" HERCULES "
Fuse and Caps
W. P. MURRAY,
Atuyer and Chemist,
t am prepared to make tests on free milling ore.
giving the per cent ol Its value that may be extracted
by the free milling process, also the degree to which
ore may be concentrated.
Minn Eiimlati mi Raporttt tit.
Results of assays given only to the persons leaving
work or on their written order.
JOHN C. LEASURE. WILLIAM O DONSELL
CMAS. F. HYDE.
SURE, HYDE & O'DONNELL,
Offices: Haskell Building, Baker City.
Mining and Civil Engineer.
U. S. Deputy Mineral Surveor.
Mine examinations and reports maJe. Special at
tention given to cyanide process.
p E. POINDEXTER,
Mines examined and rrpertrj on. Reference,
any business or mining man In Sumpter.
C A. E. STARR.
Opera House Building,
STOTT & SHELTON, fcgon.
Attorneys at Law.
W. A. SAMMS,
BAKER CITV, i OREOOK
Reliable plans, specifications and estimates furnished
QHAS. E. ROBLIN,
Rooms 6 and 8 Nrlll Bile SUMI'TER, OR.
Stenographer and Typewriter.
Located with Erwln h Co, SUMPTER
Justice of the Peace,
L T. BROCK, M. D.,
Physician and Surgeon.
Special Attention Given to Surgery and to DIs.
eases ol Women. Office and residence, Nrlll Block
QRS. TAPE & PEARCE,
Physicians and Surgeons
C. M. PEARCE. M. I).
Q. W. TAPE, M. t.
Telephone Main if.
QRS. HENDRY & BROOKS,
Crown and Bridge Work a Specialty.
Office, Center Steeet, opposite McEwen & Sloan's
Livery Barn, Sumpter, Oregon.