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THE SUMPTER MINER.
Wednesday, February 28, 1900
The Sumpter Miner
I'UIIUMIIII IVLHV WIDMSDAV MV
C. II. MARSH ami J. W. CONNELLA
Jn Year fl.oo
Mi Months , i.tj
At WAYS IN ADVANCE
Untried at Ihr itlultlcr In Sumptrr, Oregon, for
trantmlstlon lhrjugh the malls as second class
Tlll:ll: have been several discoveries
of copper recently In Hie immediate vicin
ity of Sumpter that promise to prove val
uable. With gold and copper both, this
dhlrkl will, indeed, be a World beater.
Till: first number of the Granite Boul
der was issued l-riday, the twenty-third
by J. Nat Hudson. The paper is Idled with
Sumpter advertising, but nut one from
(iianile. It is a safe tun to one proposi
tion that this condition of affairs does not
IN A short while Till: MlNhK will be In
a position, mechanically, to publbli more
leading matter, which it acknowledges is
111ut.l1 needed. Hut, unlfke some other
papers, it will never crowd out advertis
ing to give space to anything short of
an exclusive announcement of the second
mining of the Savior of the world.
1)1.1:1 mining is the next thing on the
program In this district. Mine own
ers aic now sure that the ledges go
down, and many thousands of dollars
me bring invested in hoisting machinery.
Here, as in most other camps, too, values
Increase with depth. All tills means per
manency of and increased prosperity.
I III: press is being hit in its own pocket
by the paper trust, whkh has doubled
prices within a year, and now the mean
ingless expression, "merely a develop
ment of modern commercial conditions,"
given as the excuse lor the existence of
trusts.hasn particularly empty, nauseating
sound to those p.ters which always echo
the idittic, transparently fraudulent "ar
guments" of their party leaders.
SlJMI'TN fears no rival and welcomes
the advent of all promising towusite
propositions, knowing that every advance
in material development In this district is
a direct benrlit to Itself. Only the
small calilvred Intellect regrets to see
others prosper, and the men who have
made this town what it is, .ire not of that
Kind as their work here demonstrates.
Till: MlNI-R persistently refuses to
publish every story about a "mine"
which the owner thereof volunteers to di
vulge. There are already (our or live no
torious mining fakirs In Sumpter, who
have operated themselves out of business
In several of the northern camps. These
always have on tap Information regard
ing some wonder I ul strike just made on a
claim that hasn't even a discovery
shall. When you sec It In Till: MINER
you can gamble Hut the writer thereof
lias not been "worked" by one of these
HAS any farmer noticed that his
worldly condition has been improved
since the other of secretary of agriculture
was established",, a result of that gov
ermentaj movef JThere Is much talk
these days about adding another portfolio
to the president's official family, secre
tary of mines. This will accomplish no
good to either the Individual miner or the
industry at large. Nor Is this the pur
pose of the,orilnatm of Ht Idea, who
seek to Increase the army of offer holders
and complicate the machinery of govern
ment. With the. Je4aiUucutt4 .ajyki'l-
ture itschlef aim seems to be to juggle
with stastistics for political effect, with
Impractical experiments in seed growing
as an excuse for Its existence. It will be
the same way with a department of min
ing, should one be established. The in
dustry of mining, especially of precious
metal mining, needs no governmental as
sistance and only asks for no unneces
sary interference; no legislation favoring
one branch of the business at the expense
IF the Sumpter Valley road could con-
mIim ri cnlt fin l.ln fli'it It Ic onnjl nnl.
icy to try to please patrons even though
one has the proverbial lead pipe cinch,
many changes would be made in the man
agement of the road, with no inconveni
ence nor loss to itself, which would prove
a vast accommodation to the public. One
is that the "logger" should run on Satur
days instead of Sundays, thereby giving
the people of Sumpter six mails a week
from the west, instead of live, as at pres
ent. This mail is brought in Sunday
evening and the postoflice is not opened
until Monday morning. Till: MINER
hasn't the slightest idea that this sugges
tion will be acted on.
IN many Eastern papers, principally
country dailies, a letter has recently been
published from the inimitable, unapproach
able pen of Colonel Donan, on the un
precedented growth of Sumpter and the
marvelous wealth of the Sumpter gold
fields. How Its publication in so many
papers, covering such a wide aera of coun
try, has been secured can only be ac
counted for by the magic of its author's
name. Every thing he writes Is eagerly
read. This letter lias doubtless been sub
mitted to the editors, who generally know
a good thing when they see it, and they
accepted the contribution to their columns
with thanks. And no piece of advertis
ing has attracted so much attention to the
district. Till: MINER, the postmaster
and private individuals are receiving doz
ens of letters daily, asking for further in
formation, and giving this letter as the
source of their first knnweledge of the ex
istence of such a town as Sumpter, sur
rounded by rich gold mines. Here is to
Colonel Uouan's good fortune the ex
tent of which he deserves he has never
The voters of the North and South
Sumpter precincts can now register at the
city hall, E. L. Manning, city recorder,
having received the registration books
from the county clerk for that purpose.
L. T. BROCK, M. D.,
Physician, and Surgeon.
Special Attention Olvea la Surgery and to Dl.
rates 11I Women. Oflife, Nelll Block; Residence,
(iranil Slirtl neu Mill.
DHS. TAPE & PI-ARCH,
Physicians and Surgeons
C M. PEAkCE, a. n.
!. W. TAPE, a. U.
telephone Mala v
)RS. HENDRY & BROOKS,
Crown and Uridge Work a Specialty.
Ollka. Center Street, opposll Mi Even Skua's
livery turn, Suapler, Oregon.
D. LINDSAY, M. D.
Physician and Surgeon.
Particular allenlloa paid to'dlteastsot (he Lung,
Heart Mi Kidneys. Temporary oface. Star Hotel.
QHAS. E. ROBLIN,
fyntuy PuNIc ,
KaMM nasi Hm. JUL SVMCTEfcVP.R. I
W. R. HAWLEY
GENERAL DEALERS IN
Shelf and Heavy
and Steel Pipe
" HERCULES "
Fuse and Caps
E. D. MERRY,
and Mining Engineer.
Late Assistant Manager to H. H. Vivian Ac Co., Ltd.,
Ute Mining Expert to the British America Corpor
ation, Rossland, B. C
Mines examined and reports made.
Estimates ol cost of plant and treatment ol all classes
of ore given.
Development ol properties.
Erection of smelting, concentratlngand cyanide plants
and practical working ol same undertaken.
Address P. O. Box 88.
ROSSLAND. B. C
jJm P. MURRAY,
Aauyer and ChcmJct,
I am prepared lo make tests on (ret milling or
giving the per cent ol Its value that may be extracted
by the Iree milling process, also the degree lo which
ore may he concentrated.
Mints tnmlaid and Rtptrttt oa.
Results ol assays given only to the persons leaving
work or on their written order.
LI K. WHEELER. CITY ENGINEER.
Office: 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.
Civil and Mining Engineer.
U. S. Deputy Surveyor. Engineer for the Sumpter
Townslte Company, Limited.
Transits Saratytd and Platlri. Wat Printing and
Mapping. All woik personally and professionally
executed. Sumpter, Oregon.
H. T. HENDKYX & CO.,
Mines Bought, Sold and Developed.
Bargains In Sumpter District
SUMPTER, . - - OREGON
W, A. SAMMS,
UAKER CITY, t OKIGOX
Reliable plans, specllcatioas aad estimates furnished
JOHN C. LEASURE, WILLIAM O'DONMU,
CHAS. r. HVUE.
JJHSURE. HYDE & ODONNELL,
OlllCts: llasiusl Building. Dakar Oty.
HAMMOND & CHANCE.
A. A. HABMONU. CHAS. H. CHANCE.
Offices. Potter Building. Granite street
p A. E STARR.
Opera House Building,
Sua peer, Orcgua
C STEFFEN. f
Justice of the Peace,
Oty Recorder aad Natarv PuUk.
Agwttt Filicide Fir Exaagulsntr. SuasBtcf.j
STOTT & SHELTON, sa r. stoit
' J. f. SHttlOH
Attorneys at Law.