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About The Sumpter miner. (Sumpter, Or.) 1899-1905 | View Entire Issue (Aug. 15, 1900)
Wednesday, August it;, iqoo
THE SUMPTER MINER.
One Class Hoarders, Other
Moves the World.
Our enemies say that we are not fully
conservative. This is our tender spot;
abuse us, c.i 1 1 us anything, but do not
call us conservative. Progressives are
called wicked by many conservatives, but
we are progressive, and, likelopsy, we
glory in being wicked in that character.
Conservatives are satisfied with three
per cent; we believe that money should
command ten per cent. Conservatives are
hoarders; they believe in entailing estates.
The progressive recognize that circulation
is the life of trade and now is the hour the
poor need employment, consequently they
build railroads, ship canals, open mines,
assist inventors and patronize art. The
conservatives predict disaster to those
who Invest in the telephone, telegraph,
ocean cable and electricity. They stig
matized the progressives as gamblers
when they took the plunge into the vortex
of speculation, hoping that mankind
would be benefitted. The world knows
the result conservatives never opened a
mine, but the much abused progressives
ate responsible for the present welfare of
America, wherein we could still be the
tidiest nation on earth h.id we but limited
agricultural resources our mines would
bring us the tribute of nations.
We favor somethings, others we do
not. We are not eminently loved bv
operators cist or west who never learn
that a prospect is not a mine.
We are against the so-called eastern In
tormation bureau tlu't gives advice on
mining stocks, tor the reason that we do
not feel that a man unacquainted with our
mineral resources is as capable of advis
ing as to the value of the mine as is a
N.-ientis.iora practical miner; consequently,
while we are a unit with them on general
questions of public interest, we are only
on speaking terms with a lew men when
it comes to a question of the value ot the
We do not brlirve that a man in the
west can mine suaes.tully and at the
same time study astronmy through a
glass (tiled with red liquor; consequently
our remarks on this class ot miners have
not added largely to our western popular
ity. We are against. ttst, last and al
ways, the circulation of so-called rumors
that st.il) the reputation ot properties un
der the guise of "watchfulness of public
interest," thus causing panics among
shareholders, bringing sorrow and loss,
that a le.v points tall in the value ot se
cuiity may be taken advantage ot.
We believe absolutely In milling. It is
an industry that trusts cannot control,
for nature has no favorites in the search
or discovery of metals. Some ul the rich
est mines in the world were discovered
bv men without a dollar. Aiuing creates
more wealth than all the combined indus
tries, and a fortune made through metals
carries happiness In the fact, that no one
is made poorer by the transaction. Min
ing is not alone the industry of the rkh,
but it is the avenue in which poor men
rise quickly to prosperty. Very lew
great mines have enriched the world
through the individual etforts of the
wealthy. It was the combination ot
the dollars of the medium classes that
'made possible the products that stamped
successful mining the world's greatest
We reiterate that vve are on the verge
of a 'great iniintK excitement', in which
f 'fortunes will" grow fit a night." Gold
'and copper will be, the principal elements
'to assist in the moulding of new eastern
'empires. CuppTrTtliatTuV," risen so rapid
ly in value, will be sought even with
greater energy than In the past. II. H.
Clifford in American Mining News.
Profits in Mining Most Satisfactory.
An exchange, discussing the pronts In
mining, as compared with the returns
from railroad and Industrial stock, s.tvs:
The fact Ilia; incorporated mining com
panies in the cnuntrv paid over 40,000,000
I in dividends during the lir-t halt ot the
I calendar vear will attract con
I slderable attention In the c.ist,
where investors will contrast such show
1 lug with the unprofitable 1 50,000 miles of
I railroads, with over 2o,ooo,ooo liabilities.
It is a init favorable showing and will
go far towards substantiating the claim
that the mining industry, compared with
other Industries, has paid more dividends
1 than auyother. On the S-jo.ooo.ooo are
only announced dividends of Incorporated
companies. The aggregate falls far short
, of the total; for there are many companies
' profitably engaged in mining that make
I no announcements. This is largely due to
the old fear in all competitive industries
that some competitor would find out how
' profitable the business was, and so hurt
him who proclaimed his prosperity by
1 cutting into his profits. Such reticence is
I a survival of former fear in that regard,
1 a fear that should be groundless in the one
1 Industry of all others that has least to
I dtead frem competition, and that defends
i for its progress upon the Increase of the
. number devoting attention to it.
I Spokane InduttrUl Expedition.
A press bulletin sheet from the Spokane
exposition management contains this para
graph: The mining department of the
Spokane Industrial exposition, which
opens on the second day of October, prom
ises to be better this year than ever be
fore. Many districts are already prepar
ing exhibits, and some which did not ex
hibit last year are assuring the manage
ment that they will be on hand this time
; with representative exhibits which will be
1 worthy of their sections of the country.
1 The management at Spokane will give
I every attention to this department and
will do everything possible to Improve on
; (lie excellent exhibit made last year.
1 Word comes from Raker City and Sump
ter that a fund is being raised to send an-
other exhibit this year, which will be, if
' possible much finer than the last, Mr.
I". R. Mlllis has been requested to take
charge of this exhibit and has consented
to d 1 so.
Good Advertisement for the District.
At the instigation of C. I.. Parker, of
the Portland Mining Stock exchange, the
' Carbon Photo company, of Sumpter, has
made a beautiful portfolio containing 60
pictures, Km 10 Inches in sie, of the
special points of Interest, mills, under
ground work in the mines, placer digg
ings, the town and some of the principal
buildings hereabouts. The photographic
work of art is equal to anything produced
011 the coast, and the collection is one
carefully selected and so bound as to
admit of the addition of forty more views,
as soon as they can be taken and de
veloped. The work is intended for ex
hibition in the Exchange room among the
other advertising matter of the state, and
will give an intelligent idea of many in
teresting points to those who live at a
distance, and have not visited here in
Tunnel for Tailings.
Work will soon be begun on a uoo-foot
, tunnel through which to carry the tailings
at the placer diggings of the Milwaukee
' Placer Mining company, which owns 120
acres of valu-ible ground on Granite
I creek, about si miles west of Granite.
Ed Kodmer, of Rosendale, Wis., who is
here in the interest of the company, has
I been making an estimate of the expense,
I of the improvement, and feels satisfied
I that it will pay, The tunnel will cost
I .about Si2,cco.
if i msmbtTU-
Represented by MENNO UNZICKER, Hotel Warshauer,
BAKER CITY, OREGON
THE BEST APPOINTED
IN EASTERN OREGON.
No prescription ton difficult to fill.
iService day or night.) '
A complete line of druggists sundries, stationery and toilet articles.
vje The Sumpter Drug Co.
I.. C. EDWARDS, MANAOIiK. SUMPTER, OREGON.
A. P. (JOSS, President
& Bank of Sumpter 5
tllfiltctl Cixtitl liKklfti liilntli
Interest Allowed on Time Deposits
Drafts drawn cm all parts of the world. ''Special attention to collections.
Safety Deposit boxes for rent.
SUMPTER, ...... OREGON
vnriji Operated in Connection
Barber Shop with CaPital Holel-
r First-Class Work. Porce-
Baths lain Bath Tubs
A. li. Imviiison, Mmiiirr Sumpter, Oregon
LIAUli Dmiw, 0Tiilcir
E. P. Bergman &
Mill Street, Wood's Building.
Mil UNG MACHINERY Rolls,
Stamps, Crushers. IVrlotated
Metals, Jigs, I'rue anners, lite.
including Srderholm Holler, Air
( 1 mptcssots, Meldler Pumps, :ur-
iiaus, l-tc. Wilte to our Chicago
ulUe for Catalogue.
A. J. GOSS, Cashier
A. MANNS, Rroprietor.
Butcher and Packer
Fresh and Cured
Sausage of all Kinds