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About The Sumpter miner. (Sumpter, Or.) 1899-1905 | View Entire Issue (May 23, 1900)
Wednesday, May 2, 1900
THE SUMPTER MINER.
Official Announcement Made
by the Management.
In anothtr column the management of
the smelter here announces that that In
stitution is now completed, is ready for
business and solicits ore consignments.
It will not be blown in until enough ore is
secured and delivered at the smelter to
keep it running at least two months.
Secretary Melnhard says that considerable
has already been contracted for, but none
has yet been hauled In.
This gentleman will have charge of the
company's finances and business affairs,
while Charles Laughlln, who built the
plant and has been with the Union Smelt
ing Manufacturing company of St. Louis,
the makers, for fifteen years as construct
ing engineer, will remain in charge as
superintendent. R. S. Townsend, re
cently from Montana, Is the assayer and
chemist. The product of the smelter will
be handled by the Hirst Bank of Sumpter,
which will also pay for accepted ores.
Sulphide, oxide and carbonate ores are
desired, and owners of mines producing
such are requested to send in lots of loo
to 1 so pounds for analysis, free of charge.
Two ore buyers will be placed In the
field, one working to the east of Baker
City as far as the Seven Devils country,
the other taking the western territory.
The Sumpter Valley railroad finished
Friday building a spur to the smelter, and
the wagon road Is being put in excellent
condition. The assay and business office
has also recently been completed.
No event In the history of the eastern
Oregon gold fields has been of more bene
.tlcl.il importance to this entire region than
will be the starting up of tills reduction
plant. Without going into any extended
treatise to prove this assertion true, the
situation is concisely summed up when it
is said that it will encourage development
of the scores of promising prospects.
iMnst of these are owned by men who
have not the means to carry on extensive
development. With this home market
for their ores, their mines will pay for de
veloping themselves. This being the con
dition of affairs, it would seem that tills
district cannot fall to become a great pro
ducer at no distant date, and what is still
better, this great aggregate production
will be sum of many small producers.
And don't let it be forgotten that tills
institution is located in Sumpter, which
will act as a magnet to draw miners and
mining business here, where values are
extracted and paid for. Tills is also go
ing to revolutionize the banking business
of tills section, making Sumpter also the
financial center, as well as the distributing
V.'ew on the Value of a Mine.
The price of mining stock may lluctu
ate; the price of wheat may fluctuate,
but that value and price necessarily
change together Is not true. A mine is
wortli what it will produce above cost of
its operation. Some will contend that a
mine is wortli what it Is expected to pro
duce, but this amount should b; decreased
by a charge sufficient to cover the risk of
failure to meet expectations. A business
property which may be rented for 55000
per year is wortli 550,000. A mine which
will earn a profit of $5000 a year Is worth
5o,ooo, provided Its promise of continu
ously producing this sum is as good as
the business property. If the promise of
larger or richer ore bodies justifies a faith
in larger returns, then the mlpe is worth
more than its present capacity would In
dicate. A mine has a larger prospective
value than other real property. The
value of a mining prospect Is all prospec
tiveconservative men pay $10,000 per
acre for the land In the Cripple Creek
district, the value of which is entirely
prospective. The prospective value of
every prospect Increases as development
work proves that the hope which led to
this development work was well founded.
A well located prospect in the Cripple
Creek district Is worth Jio.ooo per acre.
Granite's Registration 409 Prediction.
Granite's registration books were closed
with 400 names on the list. As the vote
at the last general election was only 170,
this shows considerable of an increase In
the voting population of this district.
With this increase In population, largely
due to the development of the mines of
this vicinity, Granite becomes the pivotal
precinct of the county. This fact is re
alized by the candidates for office, who
are doing their most effective work right
here. As goes Granite, so goes the elec
tion, they say. While Granite has here
tofore been a close precinct, politically, the
majorities being small either way, it is
believed that the republicans will be able
to carry It by a handsome majority this
year. Contrary to the general belief, all
miners and mining men In this section are
not silver men, the fact that a decisive re
publican majority is probable, shows that
sound money has as many disciples In a
mining camp as in an agricultural district,
the population of tills section being com
posed largely of miners and mining men.
Special to the Telegram.
Wanted Position as cook in boarding
house in town or mining camp, by Jap
anese cook. Geo. Eda, P. O. box 158,
a r & n.
Gives the Choice of Two Transcontinent
' al Reutes:
1 oils, St. Paul,
Salt Lake, Denver,
Lowest Rates to All Eastern Cities.
Ocean steamers leave every 5 days for
I I'nr lull information rail on or jJJresi
w. 11. iiimi.iumr.
(its'L Pass. Ani.NT,
I LINES OF THE
! Sumpter Transportation Co.
CARRYING U. S. MAILS.
u:io p. in. I l.v Sumpter Ar io:oa. in.
i:q p. m. jAr. .. .ClillorJ l.v 8;ou a. m.
IUu p m. I l.v (JlllnrJ Ar 7:10 a.m.
7:10 p. m. I Ar Auttin . . l.v 5:00 a. m.
Connecting at Auitln with Hann tor Canyon City
. anJ interior points.
IUu p. m. I l.v . .ClillorJ Ar
y.ai p. m. JAr Ilonania
Connecting at llonanta with stages for Pyx,
. RoNnsonville, Worley, Virginia, Don Juan anJ
I Helcher mines.
; ufjo pTrn. TXv . Sumpter Ar I 10:00 a. m.
I 4!joji. m. Ar ,. Granite. ...,LvJ JH!B'
Livery at Granite to North Fork, Red Hoy, Ban
telle anJ aJjacent mines.
.Ar I 7:10 a. 1
u:io p. m.
):oo p. m.
V- Q p. m.
Lv Sumpter Ar
Ar. .. Bourne Lv
Ar.,.,. Columbia. ...Lv
9:10 a. m.
8:00 a. m.
7: ,0 a.
IncluJing North Pole, E. a E., Climax, Ohio and ad
Union Smelter Mfa. Co.
OF ST. LOUIS, MO.
Our Sumpter, Oregon. Plant of From
K to 40 Tons Daily Capacity is Now
Ready For Operation.
A spur of the Sumpter Valley Railway Company and easy wagon roads
facilitate the delivery of ores right at the Smelter. Owners or controllers
of Sulphide, Carbonate and Oxide ores, who can contract for their delivery
in lots of 10 tons at least, are requested to forward to us from 100 to tjo
pound representing the average character and values of the ores. Such
samples will be analysed and assayed by our analytical chemist free of
charge, for the purpose of establishing the value of the corresponding ores
to us. and for the guidance of their owners. Our treatment charge, com
paratively moderate, will be goverened by the special adaptability or de
sirableness of the respective ores for our purposes. The product of our
Smelter will be handled by the Hirst Hank of Sumpter and payments for
ores accepted by us will be mad through the same channel. Special rates
of treatment charges will be made to parties in position to contract for a
steady and large supply of desirable ores.
SAMPLES AND CORRESPONDENCE
The Union Smelter Mfg. Co.
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Lock Hox P II. MlilNIIAUI), Sec'y. V
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REPRESENTED BY F. M. WADE.
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cluding Crushers, Stamp Mills, Moists, Hollers,
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Riveted Steel Water I'ipe a Specialty. Cut,
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or made up Complete
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High Grade Wines,
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Only the Best Brands of Liquors Served Over the Bar
SUMPTER, - - - OREGON
Paul E. Poindexter,
Icorono McNtAL'i Coos.
Sumpter, - - Ore.