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About The Sumpter miner. (Sumpter, Or.) 1899-1905 | View Entire Issue (May 16, 1900)
THE SUMPTER MINER.
Wednesday, May 16. 1900.
CANNING HORSE MEAT
This Oregon Industry Has
The C-ivuse cannery, at Linton, tins
just resumed operation. The animals
from tlie ranges of eastern Oregon are be
ing converted into food for til; people of
Europe and the lighting 'lommy Atkinses
In Africa and elsewhere.
A ready demand exists for Oregon cay
uses and there is no trouble to dispose uf
the product of the l.iiinton canning fac
tory. Monday forty-live horses were
slaughtered and ycsteid.iy there was an
other hig hilling.
'I he l.iiinton meat factory has been
closed knwn all the winter. In December
the horses began to get poor and they are
not lit for use until the spring ranges
Superintendent Kinsman,of the factory,
when ashed about the market for canned
horses yesterday, said tlubi usy there
u. is no money in the business. 'I hat is
to say, there is not much profit in the
"It would have been better for us," he
against horse as a meat product is based
on blind ndherance to custom. A fat
cayuse is said to be quite palitable but
few people knowingly would experiment
with their appetites In this direction.
The cayuse is cleaner, the mcit is
! sweeter and tougher better formed and
' less likely to carry the germs of diseses
than hog fat. Pork, physicians asserts,
lias sent many persons to the insane asy
lums and as a food product ought to be
tabooed by all who would enjoy good
health. The physicians hastens to add,
however, that tills is no argument in fa
vor of a horse meat diet exclusively.
Another Railroad Through Eastern Oregon
The Portland Telegram prints a special
from Arlington, dated the tenth instant,
which says: A party of men, under the
direction of J. Q. Jamleson, the well
known railroad civil engineer, commenced
yesterday to make the survey for a rail
road, which is to begin at (his place and
run south through (illl.mi county by way
of Olex and Condon, Beyond these
points no Infoi million can be gained as to I
the route or destination of this proposed '
railro.id, for the engineers are as reticent '
as such men usually are. I he engineers
began their survey just west of the O. R. '
iV N. Co.'s depot, and ran south through i
the west part of town, passing near the
schoolhonse. 'I hey have established
GEO. W. WEIGAND,
A complete stock of Dry Goods, Ladies and Men's Furnishings, Boots,
Slioes, Hats and Clothing.
THE WONDER, BOURNE, OREGON
Keeps a Full Line of
M. B. MERCER
Sumpter, Ore. phone 371
said, "If we had not resumed until June I. thdr fam, ,, ,e C()1j0, s,;((,e ro;iji(lve
uiniug me winter we are always sum
down. I he first Installment of horses
w.is tint in the best ol condition. I hey
have not had the time to fatten up yet.but
I found some around I he Dalles that
were in good condition and the animals
will In a short time become very fat and
niter for canning purposes.
"lomorrow joo head of horses will ar
rive here from the country around Arling
ton and elsewhere. A. It. Miller Is buy
ing at Arlington. Next Tuesday another
big shipment will come to their ill-fated
end. Scrubby looking creatures many
are, but the most unpromising hide may
mvrr juicy steaks.
"Mr. AMIIer, at Arlington, Is buying
cayuses irom tlie iiuii.ins. jvune 3000, u ,iriny f the opinion tli:it the bad road
he.idnlsuuhsnreto be gathered up and ( pr()l,f can never be solved until the
shipped to the abattoir as r.ipldlv as they nresent w:um.ii rn.ul between ( ir.mlt,- :mJ
miles south of this pi. ice. I heir vouchers
for supplies are made out to the Oregon
Southern Railway company, which Is all
that Is known here as to the name and or
ganization of the company. I he route
the engineers have selected offers no seri
ous topographical dilliculties to tlie con
struction of a railroad an J, passing through
one of the best farming and stock regions
of eastern Oregon makes It reasonably
cerhln that tlie road will be built In the
Simcoc Chapman on Sumptcr-Granltc Road
limcne Chapman, owner of the famous
lhe property near the summit of the Ulue
mountains, between Granite and Sumpter,
tan be leduced to uselul purposes."
I lie business ol curvetting cavuses is
getting dow 11 to a liuet point all the time.
With tlie exception of the hoof and the
so.ue.il nothing is lost. Hide, bones, llesh
and tail is utilized, and the time is near at
hand, doubtless, when tlie hoots of the
animal will be turned into manufactured
articles. I loots are utilized now, but the
indiisttv Is still In its Infancy in the north
west, I he cannery at l.iiinton is tlie
only one on the I'.icilic coast.
Superintended Kinsman s.ivs there is a
mistaken idea that there Is a great deal
inoie.uUi.il workable material in a cay
use than there te.illy is.
Sixty pounds, lie states, Is a good aver
.ige amount ol llesh gotten out ol an or
dinary range horse. Most people suppose
there are joo pounds of llesh In one of the
I he abattoir has a c.ip.idtv for 100
horses per day. 1 he buyers pay 52.50
each for them out in tlie country. I he
purchaser pays the lieiglit,which is about
5$ for each one to Poitland. I his makes
them cost 57. so, not Including teed and
care w bile awaiting the slaughter lor three
days in the pens.
The most successful mn of the factory
since its Inception was during the Chinese
Japanese war, when the Armours and
other interests handled large cuantities ot
canned cayuse from Llnuton, shipping it
to China and Japan, w here it was rated as
a delicacy, having a tl.ivor that, even If
the consumer Knew it, made him forget.
From a theoretical standpoint it is said '
t.) be a cruel shame to kill the creatures.
There seems to be no good reason for this
view, In the estimation of the practical
businessman. The cayuse Is of little
value anyway considered. The prejudice
Suinpter is changed. There is already a
good road from the Ibex- mine to Sumpter,
a distance of nine miles, he says, and he
believes .1 new road from the mine into
Granite could be built inuJi more cheaply
than the present ro.ul can be repaired.
I'lie distance from the Ibe.x mine to Gran
ite, he savs, I only live miles. I here is
.111 available route oer whlJi could be
' built a toad that would remain in good
condition tlie year round, bv reason of the
fact that it wold have good drainage. An
effort is being made to ha e ( iraut and
Maker counties expend f.ooo on mining
roads. Il this amount is appropriated the
mine owners of Granite and Sumpter
have slgnilied a willingness to raise 5:ooo
more. Asimich of the prosperity of a
country depends upon its highways, it Is
highly Important that whatever money
may be raised be expended judiciously
and that tlie best possible beds be selected.
Rich Strike In the Elkhorn.
Mr. Harry Foster, bookkeeper for the
Eastern Mining company, at Elkhorn
mountain, was hi the citv yesterday and
gave the information that there was in
tense excitement in the Elkhorn distiict
over the sensational strike made in tlie J
Charlotte mine, one mile south of the
HaisleyEIMiorn mine, on Pine creek. Mr.
Foster sas the Queen Charlotte ledge Is
seven feet in width and assays f 76 per
ton. In his opinion it is a big bonanza
and too much cannot be said of its merits.
The Queen Charlotte Is the property of
Fred Freeman, an energetic prospector
and practical miner, who is justly entitled
to his good fortune and whose head Is not
the least bit swelled by his lucky find.
Baker City Democrat.
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A. P. GOSS, President
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