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About The Sumpter miner. (Sumpter, Or.) 1899-1905 | View Entire Issue (Aug. 1, 1900)
Wednesday, August i, 1900.
THE SUMPTER MINER.
JOHN ARMBRUSTER, President.
Wm. STINSON, Vice-President.
A. W. ELLIS, Secretary
Columbia Brewing & Malting Company
OPERATED under the management of John Armbruster, one of the most successful and experienced
brewmasters in the West. Only the BEST Of MATERIALS used in connection with pure moun
tain water exactly adapted for the use. It is not surpassed even by any beer on the market.
New Machinery, Ice Plant, Enlarged Stor
age Facilities, Etc., Enables Us to. Make
a Beer Second to None and Constantly
Furnished in Barrels, Kegs or Bottles.
USE A HONE
Columbia Brewing & Malting Co.,
DESPAIR AT CAPE NOME.
Complete Expose of (bat Gigantic Confi
"It is the biggest fake on record and a
grand confidence game perpetrated by the
transportation companies," writes a gen
tleman from Nome to his friend F. E.
Goodall of this city, The letter was
written June 21 and continues in part as
"The beach has been worked over sev
eral times and miners can rock out about
St.50 to $5,00 per day only; this from our
friend Brown of Mountain Lion, whom I
met a day or two since and who may buy
creek claims. The tundra Is frozen 4$
feet to bedrock and Is wholly Impractica
ble as a mining proposition on account of
low values and excessive cost of fuel for
"Only one hole has been sunk through
the tundra to bedrock. It is down 45
feet, took three months and 4$ cords of
wood, the latter at J60 per cord, or fooo
for fuel alone, and the parties got only a
fejv colors. Everything has been jumped,
restaked and relocated. There Is an utter
Absence of law and actual possession is
the only thing that counts. By the time
the courts have adjudicated matters the
values will have been worked out of claims
by those in possession. So you see things
are as bad as they can be. Thousands of
people have been dumped out on the dreary
beach days in advance of their baggage
and weeks In advance of their freight.
"People are sleeping about on the wet
sands or leaning up against the few
wooden buildings in the city. The town
is now about fight miles long, extended
along the beach, and the tents are so close
together it Is almost Impossible to cut your
way through. Thirty days hence the
sanitary conditions must be something
"The steamship companies will carry
back a comparatively full complement of
passengers and you can buy the most
complete and extensive machinery plants
at your own prices, white outfits of gro
ceries and supplies go at ridiculous figures.
Ham and eggs at restaurants cost 51.50,
though, and other things in proportion. No
one ha undertaken to dredge under the
sea, though there are some talking of at
tempting it." Spokesman-Review.
Tempest Shipping Ore to Tacoma.
Four or five big freight teams are haul
ing ore between the Tempest mine, sit
uated in the Greenhorn mountains, and
Sumpter. It Is understood that the ore
will be shipped from that point by rail to
the Tacoma smelter. The Tempest is
owned by Bennett & Son, of this city. It
has a large quantity of high grade ore on
the dump and an unlimited amount ex
posed in the mine. The mine is a silver
lead proposition in the main, but carries
some gold. The shipping of the ore is no
experiment, as considerable ore has been
shipped, and smelted with good results In
the past. That it is rich is evidenced from
the fact that It must needs be shipped over
30 miles by rail. Democrat.
We have been unable to locate the fol
lowing articles, removed from our store
room on the evening of the fire: One
large plate glass mirror, gilt frame, and
two gasoline lamps. We supposed they
were deposited in some store room, barber
shop or saloon, as a matter of safety.
Any one knowing of the whereabouts of
the same, please report to us and receive
HOBSON MERCANTILE CO.
"The Portland", conducted by Gus
Woodward on Mill street, is fully a
representation of its name. A visit will
convince you of this.
Stamps, Crushers. Perforated
Metals, Jigs, I'rue Vnnners, Etc.
including Sederholm Boiler, Air
Compressors, Keidler Pumps, Fur
naces, Etc. Write to our Chicago
office for Catalogue.
Represented by MENNO UNZICKER, Hotel Warshauer,
BAKER CITY, OREGON
E, P. Bergman &
Mill Street, Wood's Building.
A. MANNS, Proprietor.
Butcher and Packer
Fresh and Cured
Sausage of all Kinds