Image provided by: University of Oregon Libraries; Eugene, OR
About The Sumpter miner. (Sumpter, Or.) 1899-1905 | View Entire Issue (Feb. 7, 1900)
THE SUMPTER MINER.
Wednesday, February 7, 1900
The Sumpter Miner
Official Paper nf the Town of Sumpter,
gentlemen who are aiding In this enter
prise are working solely for self Interest,
for the good of that section; endeavoring
to divert the Granite trade from Sumpter,
which is an entirely legitimate undertak
ing. Hut how much more seemly and ef
fective this would be, if they should not
seek to veil their motive by trying to
make It appear to be one merely of kindly
solicitude for the already thriving camp of
Granite. But note this significant fact.
Along with all thK confident talk about
railroad building, is Intimately and intri-
'5 catcly mixed a proposition to establish a
freight and stage line from La Grande to
I Granite, a distance of forty-live or fifty
, miles. The people of that camp will not
Ininrj ai ihr imtoMr in Sumptrf, orrjcon, ir ' haul their goods and travel In stages three
I'UhiisMiii rvmr wnisrsiMV nv
II. MAMS II A Nil J. W. CONN!.' 1. 1. A
aiwavs in aivam:i.
IMnmlln thrmigh Ihr mall
times the distance to Sumpter merely to
trade with their noisy friends at La
Grande. The Importance attached to this
stage and freight line would seem to Indi
cate that there Is a "con game" concealed
somewhere about that railroad proposition.
I llll: MINER hopes that Granite will se
J cure a railroad and other conveniences that
it wants and deserves, knowing, as It
does, that every camp contiguous to Sump
ter that grows and prospers will be a
benefit to the entire Blue mountain min
ing region. And whatever adds to the
material prosperity of this district will be
n direct benefit to Sumpter, which occu
pies the nature-given position to command
' the commerce of the entire region. With
Sumpter there can be no petty rivalry
against other camps; here no dog In the
'I III: Maker City I 'emocrnt designates , manger spirit can survive, and efforts now
the troop of cavalry organized in Sump-1 being made to injure the town are re
fer last week as the "Maker county cav-1 garded with good Matured Indifference,
airy." It is such exhibitions of mossback ' May ( irant Thornbiirg and all of his as
iiliocv as this that makes live proplelsociates.it Granite reap the regard their
COAST papers continue to work the
smallpox epidemic fake against Sumpter
and Maker City.
I lll-KI: is a striking resemblance to
blackmail found on the surface of a num
ber of contests recently tiled by mineral
land claimants against those seeking to
prove up on timber claims in this district.
Till: man who goes to Cortland from
Sumpter and falls to get a ccrtilicatc from
one of the papers there, to the effect that
he, is "one nf the most celebrated mining
engineers in the Northwest," overlooks a
bet neglects to grasp an opportunity to
win the bauble fame.
patience and prrseverence and enterprise
deserve Is the sincere wish of the people of
Sumpter, voiced through these columns.
tired. It Is the spirit here displayed that
dominates the county seat and will for
ever prevent It from being anything else
than it is today, a provincial, back nunc
.. it . . t .1 .i . . t
1 .n: penuiug comesi in ne cny couu- .,,,,.., , )e omc. f ,hc Sumpter
clover the granting of a franchise for wter company before the mains are
electric railways through the streets of this J ,.,pprj or any residence or business house
Notice to the Public
All consumers of city water must make
tupplled with water.
SUMPTER WATER COMPANY.
Justice of the Peace,
General Convr) anting
camp, asked for by two parties, is a cheer
till indication ol present activity; a prom
ising sign of luture growth. Ills a novel
distuihanie In these parts; it has the
sound of modern progress, which Is
jwrn niuii .11 mr r.n 111 uir iiiumoter, i
the broker, the all around boomer to say !
nothing of the alderman. j
1.- .i. 1. in... .""7"! T. 11 1. . .. J
ir 111c miiniK ui jociici ill rtemucH) ,
lends to no other tragedies, then, indeed, ,
lus that proud old commonwealth fallen L, T. MROCK, M. I).,
oi evil, degenerate days. Merc Is a
ili.imr lor ai y old score, or feud, or griev
ance to tie settled, with an alluring chance
nl no luture trouble from the courts, for
every one knows that the greater the
number ol killings, the greater Is the dim
culiy to secuie convictions.
Physician and Surgeon.
Special Attention Given lit Surgery jnj 10 1)1, .
taut nl Wumrn. Oitice. Nvlll Block; Residence,
Granite Street near Mill.
WITH a system ol electric railways
radiating from Sumpter to the surround
ing mining camps, no combination of cir
cumstances and lulluences can take from
Sumpter Its pirseut supremacy in the
eastern Oregon gold lields. The topog
raphy of the country renders it neces
sary that these loads shall radiate from
this point, because the mountains make
a belt Hue Impracticable, if not impossible
of construction all ol which redounds to
the greatness and glory of this Camp.
IN the La Grande Chronicle and the
Portland Telegram last week were pub
lished articles' staling that the writer
thereof (evidently the same) knows posi
tively that the Milgard-Granite railroad
will be built this year, lie does not give
his authority, but Instead, tries to carry
conviction by means of the force and dog
matic assurance of the assertion. The
exceeding interest and labored effort of the
La Grande paper to make It appear that
this interest in Granite's welfare Is en
tirely disinterested, is somewhat amusing.
Of course, the truth is that the I .a Grande
rjRS. TAPE & PI-ARCH,
Physicians and Surgeons
0. M. I'I'.AKl.l'. M. I).
(I. V.'. T.M-U, . It.
telephone Main .
lt T. HENDRYX & CO.,
Mines Bought, Sold and Developed.
lUrgalnt In Sumpier District
Quarts Claim .
QRS. HENDRY A BROOKS,
Crown and Bridge Work a Specialty.
OMce, Center Sir el, opposite MtEwen ft Sloan'
Uery Barn, Susspter, Oregon.
D. LINDSAY, M. D.
Physician and Surgeon.
Particular atiemtoa paid so 'dlseaseVol the lungs,
Heart and KUawya. Temporary oce, bur Howl.
W. R. HAWLEY
GENERAL DEALERS IN
Shelf and Heavy
and Steel Pipe
" HERCULES "
Fuse and Caps
s HAMMOND CHANCE,
A. A. HAMMOND. CHAS. H. CHANCE.
Stenographer In office.
Offices, Potter Building. Granite street.
E. D. MERRY,
and Mining Engineer.
Late Assistant Manager to H. H. Vivian & Co., Ltd.,
Late Mining Expert to the British America Corpor
ation, Rosstand, . C
Mines examined and reports made.
Estimates ol cost ol plant and treatment ol all classes
ol or Riven.
Development ol properties.
Erection ol smelting, concentrating an J cyanide plants
and prat-Hcal working ol same undertaken.
Address l. O. Box Mi.
ROSSLAND, B. C
Civil and Mining Engineer.
U. S. Deputv Surveyor. Engineer lor the Sumpter
townslte Company, Limited.
Transitu Sarttd and Pltttti. ! Printing tnf
Msstlaf. All work personally and professionally
executed. Sumpter. Oregon.
INSURASCE. REAL ESTAlH.
City Recorder and Notarv Public.
Agent for Fyrlclde Tire Extinguisher. Sumpter.
tfm P. MURRAY,
Aitayer and Chemist,
I am prepared to make tests on free milling ore,
giving the per cent of Its value that may be extracted
Fy the free milling process, also the degree to which
ore may he concentrated.
MImi luminal' and Rtinrttl .
Results ol assays given only lo the persons leaving
work or on tbelr written order.
JOHN C. LEASURB. WILLIAM O'DONSKU
CHAS. F. HYDE.
UNSURE. HYDE ft ODONNEIL.
OmCES: Haskell Building, - Baker City.
JJ K. WHEELER. CITY ENGINEER.
Ofh'ce: Room 6 Nelll Building, 105 W. Granite Si.
Mining and Civil Engineer.
U. S. Deputy Mineral Surveyor.
Mapping and Blue Printing.
Mine examinations and reports made. Special at
tention given to cyanide process.
C A. E. STARR, "
Opera Houie BullJInj, Sumpter, Oregoii
STOTT at SHELTON, j htot t.
Attorneys at Law.
W, A. SAMMS,
BAKER CITV. t OREOON
Reliable plans, specifications and estimates furnished
CHAS. E. ROBLIN,
Rooms 6 and I Nelll Blk. SUMPTER, OR
QARRIE F. SPALDING,
Stenographer and Typewriter.
Located with Erwln ft Co. SUMPTER