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About The Sumpter miner. (Sumpter, Or.) 1899-1905 | View Entire Issue (May 9, 1900)
THE SUMPTER MINER.
Wednesday, May 9. '9co
BAIT FOR FARMERS.
Balfiet, Mining; News, White
Some weeks Mnce Till: MlNKN pub
lislied .1 lot of rot from the Mining News,
of Do Moines, low.i, about one Leston
Hnlliet. The statement was made that he
had refused a salary of Ji 5,000 a year and
expenses to take charge of some reduction
plant in Colorado, not named, In order
that he might devote his splendid talents
to rehabilitating the old abandoned White
Swan mine,east of Maker City, build large
Muellers and long railroad lines In that vi
cinity. Some days previous, this wonder
ful Napoleonic promoter had called at tills
office and represented himself as corre
spondent for the Mining News. Till:
MlNliK suggested that there wis an ele
ment of the improbable h a man refusing
a 15,000 job to take the position of cor
respondent for a mining paper published
In an agricultural community, the sub
scription price of ulilch is two-bits a year,
and from this drew the Inference that the
Mining News was touting for the Halllet
person and his Colonel Sellers schemes,
from motives not entirely disinterested.
To these comments, the paper and its cor
respondent (that threw off on the 515,000
job) replies as follews:
"Out special correspondent, now In
Sumpter, Oregon, says: 'Sumptei is the
most uuhe.ilthy place in Oregon. There
is suullpos on every hand. You meet It
In the street, have to eat with it, and
sleep with it, and little or no attempt is
made to ipi.irantiiu- it. About a doeu
good mines, and a doen more likely pros
pects, ranging all the way from ten to ;
sity-hve miles to the southwestward, are '
claimed by Sumpter boomers as a part of '
'"Sumptei, as a town, is a great big
fake; there is nothing to it in really; there
are no mines in Sumpter and nothing that
would make a mine nearer than six or
eight miles. The railroad company are
already liguriug on running their railroad
to Hourne. This will do the mining and
Sumpter will pass Irom existence. 'Ihe
Sumpter papers boom and blow and pro
moters ate palug heavy for outside
booms. Sumpter is a w lldiat ol the worst '
kind and full of little wild cats. We ad
vise everybody to be ery cautious about
making investments in Sumpter without
the report ol some competent engineer.
There are good mines near Hourne and up
Kuck iteek, but absolutely none at Sump
ter. Sumpter In a sawmill town and there
is nothing but the lumh-r business of the
Sumpter Valley sawmill. Do not be de
ceived by paid wite ups. The east dis
trict east ot Maker Citv and the Kock
creek louutry will produce a thousand
time more gold than the entire Sumpter
"We print this in black face type be
cause the editor ol the 'Sumpter Madder'
is hard ot healing."
Although Sumpter is in such a deplor
able condition, much space in this Issue is
devoted to declaring that Maker City is
mote than all right, and that the tributary
projects of the Malliet; well, they aie
three times world beaters. Mead this for
"In this district thai we have just trav
eled, and 84 miles east ot Maker City and
01 miles southwest along this line of tail
road, theie are 7000 mines. There are no
smelter:, at all at present to treat the ores,
but the Oregon Ore deduction company
have already taken steps lor the erection
of large smellers, both at Maker City and
at Haines. If each mine should supply!
one ton a day, which Is so small that itj
u ,i.iL-nlous. the smelter capacity wvuld
have to be ;oco Ions a day. Mr. Malliet,
the manager of the Oregon Ore Reduction
company, Informs us that in another year
he expects to have 10,000 tons capacity
1 and still further Increase it .is the demand
1 Tliis Issue of the Mining News Is pro
1 fusely illustrated with pictures of the
Malliet smelters, "when finished." They
1 are Immense affairs, some located In Mori
j tana and others in Colorado. The cuts
1 are half tones, made from photographs of
plants already completed, which is proof
positive that the Mining News is endeav
1 oring, with the aid of this man Malliet, to
turit a trick among the grangers of Iowa.
Every statement made regarding the prop
1 nsition is so ridiculously impossible that
no mining man could be deceived for a
mamont. Yes, tills bait is evidently In
tended for Iowa farmers.
Stamps and Concentrator for the Gokonda.
Saturday the Golconda Mining com-
pany, of which J. U. and John 'I . Eng-1
lisli are owners, have just placed an or
der in the hands of C. H. Fisher, agent
for the Hlsdon Iron works, for ten more
stamps with Albert Gelser's Improved
gold mortars, Increasing (lie mill to twenty
stamps. Mesides, they have ordered
twelve more Johnston concentrators,
making twenty all told, and at this time ,
the Golconda has the largest concentrat
ing plant in eastern Oregon. They will
use one Johnston concentrator to each
itntnn tlilc hrnmlniy iif.riecrirv frnm till.
fact that the ore boJies are so very rich In 1
sulphides and free gold. The new stamps
and concentntors will be shipped at once
and put in place. Republican.
Dispensers of only the
III! O d C
adi.ui Club, Ushers and James
Watson Scotch Imported 18K1
Mraudv, Three Star Hennessey,
and all the Leading Mrauds of
Whits and Cigars. New and
Elegant Fixtures. Comfort
able quarters tor gentlemen.
No better service hi Oregon.
T, D, Itlngar 1 Co , Ptcpi.
(Formerly Hotel Van Duyn Mid.)
E. P. Bergman &
Mill Street, Wood's Building.
jr jt HOBSON MERCANTILE' COMPANY J J
A Discouraging Feature.
In the making up of a new gdwn has been the im
possibility of securing suitable linings, facings, etc. We
can help you out on this line. We have just received
from the best Looms in the world a full assortment of
dress fixings, ever put off in the Sumpter district.
A Costly Garment
Requires substantial linings and Dame Fashion requires
the latest creations in shade effects and fabric novelties.
Oriental Silk rer yar J. all color ao
The newest thine In a Jurable fancy
llnlnc, 6 Inches wlJe.
Klhbon Moire per yarJ o
A beaulllul fabric for good Jress lln-
Injjs, )6 Inches uiJe.
Collar Ginvass-Nalural anj while per yJ 30
Hair cloth-Black and gray, per yJ JJ
Shrunk Plastic Duck-Absolutely best o
Slllslas peryarJ. 1500c to as
Skirt Llnlncs-ln all cheaper grades. 6c
to .... ao
'.ALBERT'S "ORIENTAL SILK
Jhe nearest to Silk in appearance cf any
thing that ever ban I ten made. .
IS'o further uao for reel rllk for skirt
Ilai only to bo pccn t- bo rpprccfatcd.
Will wear tbrco tlncu cj long aj all!;
Once used and you w'.'.l eurcly have no
? is simply pwfoctloa and at a popular
Ask 10 mo tab cloth at our counter
These are all new goods,
and are bought with the
intention of making the
same prices on them that
you have been paying for
an inferior grade of goods
and the assortment of
shades and qualities is
better than you're accus
tomed to seeing in these
A. C. SHAW
A. B. BLOOMER, Manager.
Though and Dressed Lumber always in stock or sawed
to order on short notice. Cedar shingles furnished
zcilb all orders if desired.
Orders can be left with D. Copping,
corner Sumnttr and Mill Street, or at
the mill !j mile eat of town, Bonanza
corner Sumpter and Mill Street, or at SUMPTER OR
a road " '
Eureka Feed & Livery Company
J. L. SULLIVAN, Manager.
Horses Boarded by the day or Month. First
class turn-outs and saddle horses. Our spec
ialty is the quick and safe delivery of freight
and passengers to any and all points.
HAY AND GRAIN FOR SALEHg