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About The Sumpter miner. (Sumpter, Or.) 1899-1905 | View Entire Issue (Aug. 15, 1900)
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THE SUMPTER MINER.
SMELTER A SUCCESS.
Pertinent Remarks by a Min
ing Man of Experience.
surely ought to receive the attention of
the proper officials while the weather Is
good, as If this road can be any worse
next winter than It was Inst, it will be
Impossible to Ret over it at all.
It is but simple justice to Mr. Lnughlin
And his associates ot the Sumpter smelter
to state, now that the facts are known,
that the recent first test run was a decided
success as applied to that class of copper
ores, especially as the results were pro
duced under many disadvantages. There
was and is no intention on the part of the
writer to place Mr. Laughlin's efforts
In the catagory of "fakes," with which
this and all mining camps have been
more or less a filleted up to date.
In tlte run referred to there were nine
tons of cooper ore put through the ftirn
see, which produced 3700 pounds of matte,
resulting in .1 saving of $33 In gold, 0
ounces In silver and 30 per cent copper
per ton of matte. The loss in the slag
was only four-tenths of an ounce in silver,
trace of gold and no copper.
Handicapped as they are, this Is a suc
cess so far as It goes, but the management
is aware that "one swallow does not
make a summer," nor a successful test
011 one particular kind of ore does not
constitute successful smelting, as applied ,
to the ores here. The one thing th.it Is j
ana snouiu oe earnestly ueireu is some
thing like a continued run upo'i the ores
trom the various sections of this camp
especially from the Cove as they are
produced from the various mines, not any
selected special lot.
On the other hand, a smelter cannot
tun without ore, any more than a sawmill
can without logs, and if the cllien and
mine owners of this district are one-half
as anxious for its ultimate success as
they seemed to be to establish the plant,
they are in duty bound to see to it that
the plant is furnished with ore, that it
may be put to the true test. If they
possess the confidence they had to begin
with, they will do this; if not, the burden
of failure will rest equally, if not mure,
upon them as witli the smelter.
I have been, and am still, of the opin
ion that conditions are decidedly against a
successful smelter here. Relieving this,
my position is that it is a detriment to
any camp or mine to have to explain
:iwav failures In the shape of Idle mills
or smelters, to outsiders who enter the
camp. There was one in Baker a few
years ago. The ruins are there yet, and
in many other camps all over the west,
monuments to departed hopes and honest
delusions. It Is one thing to howl for a
Miielter, but quite another to produce the
ore, overcome adverse natural conditions
and make it a continued success. Willi
the smelter as with mining, there are too J
many business men here for the purpose I
of receiving the benefits of the industry, I
without even a desire to take a chance
with a mining enterprise. Capital is
loth to enter a camp, whatever its mineral
wealth may be, If the support and enter
prise of the business cemmunity is with-1
held. If they have not faith enough to '
asume some risk with prospectors, mines
or smelters, how can they e;prct others
to have? JOHN F. Lt:LAND.
Rough and Dangerous Bonanza Road.
Much complaint has been heard re
cently regarding the condition of the
Bonanza road, and many unkind things
are said of the road supervisor and other
county officials responsible for this state
of affairs. Stage drivers report that it Is
actually dangerous to drive over this road
In some places, and that the stage com
pany has had U put a force of men on to
work several days to avoid having its
stages overturned and making it liable
for damage suits. This is a matter that
A. Gi Davidson, the popular young
manager of the Capitol hotel barber shop,
made a hurried trip to Portland the early
part of last week, where on the seventh
Instant he was married to Miss Eva
Harnett, of that city. Mr. and Mrs.
Davidson returned here two days later,
where they will hereafter reside. A
party of friends of the young couple
made their first evening residence here
unusually interesting, and at a late hour
about twenty-five of his male friends
were seen coming down town with the1
new bridegroom in tow. What they did
with him must be learned from himself. I
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