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About The Sumpter miner. (Sumpter, Or.) 1899-1905 | View Entire Issue (July 25, 1900)
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THE SUMPTER MINER.
SELL YOUR PROSPECTS.'
Poor Man Can't Make a Mine
of a Mere Claim.
in cnnl and iron mining operations. Mc-1
Connel, from I lie Scranton district, is the '
richest mm in the heuse: his wealth, es
1 1 mated at 520,000,000, was all dun out of
the coal mines in Pennsylvania. Con
gressman Joseph C. Sibley is also a very j
rich man, the source of whose wealth Is
petroleum. Old Master Earth is a boun
tiful parent, and the guns she has endowed
the most liberally somehow hive a strong
CIAelt fnlLrr th.M Mr 111 ttllc ivnrl.l
and foolish. And when the one and Hie 'red,,ec,,T. for UMiraU'
...1 i. . . m-.i 1 .1.- ..-,-1 commercial.
uuici inunc a luiuviii.uivni, .is i mc -.nc
very often in mining, a stand still, and
then worse, results. Mining is, and must
be, a progressive industry. Men of small
means never make big mines; they just
cannot do it. To gopher into a seam of
rich rock and get out an annual mill run
isn't mining, any more than melting re
fractory ore isn't smelting it. The way to
mine Is to do it right; and so the path
tinder and the capitalist must get to
gether, for the one cannot get
without the other.
Experiments Now Being Tried in Harney
The fact that experimental operations
1 are soon to be inaugurated with a view to
j ascertain whether the artesian system of
,water Mipply is possible to Harney
I county, is one of great Importance to this
v.-lliii, ll c jr- .linlitfnl If mi. nri.'ll. I
' . V.II..I. ... -VI J UI'UKIII ,'MV.-1
1 0I,R I cal reservoir system of Irrigation can ever '
But olten it is not that way. The
be accomplished here, except the moun-
imimnr tit. irrw Mt miur .! i 111111 '
iivuiviii i. 'i c't.t uniin ."' 1..-1
tain How of such stream as Silvies river
I be held in iheck for systematic disburse
of capital, he adds 50 per cent to the price, j
runt nlvi-n nnnnrtiinitv to nersnnallv meet ' . ..'. . . - .
1 . .. . u ' Allhoiign in nie light 01 past le.us 01
he Investor, then the prospect becomes a , , r , Mc, i(Ulj ,
x?r ?: ; " s ,e i," m. 5r.."K- -" . impossibility, . ,,u
This is truth, and a disheartening truth
If you cannot carry forward your enter-1
prise to tile basis of a paying mine (and
if you have not considerable means there 1
are 00 chances out ot 100 that you cannot)
then why in the world don't you sell to
someone who can, instead of pottering
accomplished only at such expense as
would render it Impracticable to area of
lands it lould be brought to serve. The
smaller sites for reservoirs that abound in
I liarnev county must look tor hope of
I complete irrigation of its vast tracts of
las adjuncts to irrigated agriciiltuie, lor
' 1 ilia ru-ikMi lli it tlix trthnt'irt ti'itr.li..lk I
along your life on a hungry man's Rrub..,,,;,,;, , Mppy ;( j. , ,
'' e , , .. vi 1 . water worthv of consideration in connec-
Don't give it away. 011 know hat rrjemioil , arM sirr;ls u, ,
It is worth, and if you s and linn lor ,1 J a , sae of cl,,va(111.
reasonable sum you will surely Ke it. , , ' , , e
uapuai is cuary 11 musi nave omeiiiiug ,, .. ... ..... , 1
of a surety. Above your price comes cost
itf .! lAl.MtlHdlll IM 1.lllltr 111 I I
u, ,. iuv. "" "" . rch 5il now awaltiiiK the Inucli of inolv
capital naturally looks for a portion ol the .... ...... .. .?.. ... .. ..... .
successful, may not be
, kit I " tlTIIIIIIIVl im it llKU i'- -n.-
UU9 4 riwi(i.hi 11- nuin.i wiiiv. iviiiiii
-! il li (111 rliiLi in liitiuil
. . ' ' . ' .... 1 indicate that our position toward under
' y ' .... , .. ', ' , 1 ground veins In compression is such as
what you may think will result from de-
velopment. Some Imes, of course capital ich knmM ,hpr,,sp,ctive settler
buys a i beat on no Ice and niak m llloiw
out of It; but the initial Investment waw trollblr aiu,wpwibeof ,rlal.
very small. .. , ,1. .llui.. ...., i,,irrini.i iwri.
To prosper In this word we must give) , ... ..,.., .,
..... ....,' .... .1 .u I ,c",( ,,f " i,:,sl ,,,;,t ,hc H;,ri,y v;,ey '
IIIU 11 AC 1 tlllU tlltl tllV 'ww llltill IC I
mostly called upon to give does not alter j
the principal an lota. The day of
bonanza prices are gone; and so, if the
ueorge w. weigana... i
pay In sight-It takes the chance of aep.li, , '
continuity, permanent values-, but, If he M .,.,
1 cessfully repeated at will, it would at least
3 HIGH GRADE LIQUORS
! AND CIGARS
a Alining .ieus neauqiuriers nrxi uoor 10 woiuier aioie
A IIUIJKiNr:, UKI:l.UIN f
owner of a prospect is unable to make a
mine, he must give way and accept Its
ptesent actual value. Idaho Mining
New Quartxburg Discovery.
A new discovery has been made in the
Quartburg district by Henry Laurance,
Victor Barker and J. C. Ksslinger. The
name of the property is the Brown Bear
is favoiably situated to obtain artesian
I water. I he coming test w ill be ot suchi
I thoroughness as to demonstrate almost to
a certainty It such be the fact. In view
1 of the boundless opportunities, artesian
wells would open to agriculture, it is
earnestly hoped that the trial may be
sUicesslnl In every particular. Harney
Scenic Line of the World. I
l:or an enjoyable trip east, take the I
Denver ' Hio Grande railroad, Scenic1
Line of tlie world. Three daily trains be-
C. B. & M. Co.'s Beer
Best in Town
J. B. SCHMIDT
and is an extension to l.ee H.-irnaru j twe.cn lienvrr, Colnrado Spring, I'ueNo
claim, the Modock bcinK on the iiorih nnd aj a c.ls.ler points, and all points on
the Lost Boy on the east. It is between .,. ,,..,,... ..,,..., Mllt, 111;ilM1fll-ellt s(-rll.
the Lost Boy and the Sherbondy Rrnup, I ery 01 l!s C0M,i.nt. ,e rjK fra.t
only further up the hill on the east fork ,ure , CfllleCl0n Itli tlie trip Is fli.it tlie 1
of Dixie creek. The character of the ore Uirougli trains pass through the cenlc
is sulphide carrying Si.oj in silver, 2.07 attractions of the Nocky mountains in I
in gold and $21.76 in copper. I his assay (:()raj0 h). jayR,tl nls atmrdlng pas
was made from surface rock. I he ledge , ,.,,,, ., coo( pKI4l.,i anj mjoyable
is four feet wide and lias two well deliued 1 Mk frcc (rfim Jlst aJ ,e am,yaiirt '
walls. Work has been commenced on PXpenelllWi via ,lcr nn. Superb din-!
the ledge and tunneling will be pushed. ,,. car rrviie ,, ,, t,roUR, u.i. '
Prairie City Miner. Service a la carte, pay for w hat you order. 1
I hrough standard and tourist sleepers. ;
Stopovers allowed on all classes of tickets I
anywhere between Ogden and Denver
the: geiivi saloon
A. J. STINSON, Prop.
tSuccessot to bnyde St Stlnson)
Only the Best Brands of Liquors Served Over the Bar
SUMPTER, - - - OREGON
Made Their Money in Minn.
It is an interesting fact that all the e-
cessiveiy ncn men in uir u.mcu ouiics Ca), y0r Kirt!t t,e, aut.t
senate made their money in mines and tUeS( tilr .inJ ., titorMi.-itloi, or
mining, senator iarK, m .vioniau.-i, oy Jre!v!(( B. C. NlCIIOL.
all odds the richest man in congress, General Agent, Portland, Ore.
worth anywhere from Jioo.ooo.ooo to
twice that, made all his money in mines. Handsome lot of Dickens' vest chain
Senator Hanna's 1 12,000,000 was largely ur men at p. c. Brodie's jewelry store,
derived from Iron mines. Senator Jones Opera House block.
is worth f io,oco,ooo in gold and silver - - -
mines, and Senator Elklns. of West VIr- Columbia beer, brewed in Sumpter, is
giuia, is rated at $7,c.to,cco, mostly made1 second to none.
Raul E. Poindoxter,
BcoronD McNcal's Coot.
Sumpter, - - Or.