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About The Sumpter miner. (Sumpter, Or.) 1899-1905 | View Entire Issue (Jan. 24, 1900)
THE SUMPTER MINER.
Wednesday, January 24, 1900
Ctccde was, (or
District Destined to Attract At
l tention of the World.
jTrnfcssor Clapton predicted all tli.it has
l.jkcn pl.-icc relative to this wonderful gold
hell ten years ago, long before anything
like Ihr present stage "f development
had taken place, and every prt-diction has
been more than verllied and the end Is not
yet. I he 1. 1st year has been a remarka
hie one for the whole district, from the
llnlslcy-hlkhornloii the east to the iern
of the Mountains on the west, uhkh cer
tainly likls fair to rival any of the big
mines yet opened.
'l he w hole bumpier district, Sraulte In
iltided, is attr.-utiug the attention of the
heaviest investors In the country. I his
is a pcuillarly inviting lield for large capi
tal; it Is not a poor man's country hy any
in the sense th.it l.eadville or
as yet, the per cent of
shipping "" is small. I lure is not much
encouragement here for the leaser, who
h.is been sikh a powerful laUnr in build
hiK up the nrr.it gold and silver ramps
.In most ot the old tamps, poor men
h.ive been theihlef fone ill exploring tile
ground and pl.it Ink Ihe mines on a fair
I'lsls of profit during the titst stages by
oraitiug small lots of ore and circulat
ing the prnieeds In the 1. imp, hi addition
tfthe monihlv piy roll,
rAslde trom all this, Sumpter isicrtaiiily
destined to be one ol the most periii.inent
and heavy gold prodikiug distrkts in
America, I:veiv foot gained hi depth
proves this, and the era ol deep sinking
Is'jibnul to begin, lor Ihe present showing I
of ore hi all the big mines will abundantly
warrant it. I here Is no one feature so
strongly tending Insecure theioulideuceol
Investors hi the great centers of i.ipital as '
Hie leasonable itil.iiuty tli.il die oies of a
ilitltUt attain depth and hold their values. I
I Ills l.iil Is so well established ill the de-'
eloped miiieo aiouiid Sumpler as to hn-1
inieaiiwiin loiuueiive who iiate exam
ined the situation, but it will lake time
and good management to expose the vast
.Hues thai ate cveiyw Iteic apparent.
'I here ls less risk hi mining here for
men ol means than hi any part ol the
great Inland l-.mplie today. A prospector
can do little mole than make a divovcry
and sell to those who aieable to develop
and build .1 mill, as most of the ore In the
slates ,ne milling ores.
It Is sale to assume that the average
gride o ihe 01 es here is higher than those
lo'any other gold camp outside ot Cripple
Creek and New Zealand, being close to
Ho pel ton.
Vlirn Ihe se of the oie bodies, the
loptinuity and regularity of these great
ore bearing dykes are considered, added to
the fact that millions in dividends arc
being paid In the Ireadwell, Black Hills
:iiijl iiass Valley mines on oies running
Iron) t ) to 1 5 per ton, the Inline of the
camp Is at oner removed trom the realm of
doubt. I he ores ot ( illpiu county, Colo
rado, tli.it once produced one-sixth of the
gold lii the whole west, runs on an' aver
age of 7.
jl he Houana slate belt extends In a
straight line west for at least forty miles
on to Susanville. No less than six creeks
head In this gie.it dyke, and the placer
gold found In them is fed by the numerous
shoots of ore In this dyke; every one of
these ciecks run south Into the middle
fork of the John Day.
Evidence of gieal mines can be shown
on'.-ill parts of this one, from one cud to
the other. This gives but a faint Idea of
the possibilities of this land "where, but a
few short year ago," rolled the Oregon
and heard no sound save its own dash
lugs. Such is the evolution of this sec
lion from a gold pan and sluice box to
hundreds of the latest Improved stamps
and one of the liveliest and most pro
gressive towns in eastern Oregon In the
center of all this wealth. J. F. L.
Professor C. E. Halght will receive a
few pupils, either single or in class, for a
course of instruction on the piano or organ;
also in telegraphy. Enquire corner Bo
uana and Clifford streets.
Standard or fancy table wines, cham
pagnes and after dinner liquors at the
Mint saloon, corner Center and Sumpter
Capital Stock f 20,000
OH N.I b.
I. II. MM hint I'r-tlJrnt
I. W. Scrlh-r Vlrr-l'irtMrnt
I. W.SUti , .. Cathlrr
I W. Salter M. II. Mlllrr
I. W. M-iJ
CIlkSliJ I. II. MM-hlnt
I i.-ius.'icts a jciie-r.il Hanking and Ex
.S'ii Inlrirtt I'jIJ nn Prpmltt.
COKHI-I.L & MITCIIIiU..
Dry or half-seasoned wood
in all lengths delivered to
any part of town on short
Offlct tnd T.td, Oppotlt tliclilc Light Weill
Dispensers of only the
Including Old Ovcrholt, Can-
I adiau Club, Ushers and James
I Watson Scotch Imported 1881
Brandv, Three Star Hennessey,
and all the Leading Hrands of
Wines and Cigars. New and
Elegant Fixtures. Comfort-
1 able quarters for gentlemen.
No better service in Oregon.
T. D. Illi C., Pro.
(Formerly Hotel Van Duyn Rid.)
(Successor to W. C. CALDER)
Headquarters for Miners'
Clothing, Shoes and
Special offers on Dry Goods and Clothing,
" ' prior to removal to our new store,
until February i, 1900.
Hobson Mercantile Company,
Kahler & Hawley
FRESH GOODS ARE ARRIVING DAILY
Complete New Stock of Men's and Boys' Winter Wear, Clothing, Over
coats, Underwear and Footwear of all kinds. Special a Tine line of general
KAHLER & HAWLEY,
OPERA HOUSE SALOON
SUMPTER BEER ON DRAUGHT
BILLIARD aNtTpOOL TABLES
A gents for Matting
ly and Moore Whis
key a 2o-year-old
whiskey as good as
Elixir of Life. All
whiskies are out of
bond and guaran
teed the genuine ar
ticle. Popular re
sort for Commer
cial Travelers and
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