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About The Sumpter miner. (Sumpter, Or.) 1899-1905 | View Entire Issue (Aug. 22, 1900)
Wednesday, August 22, 1900
THE SUMPTER MINER.
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Opposite Postoftice Sumpter, Oregon
PER GLASS OR
COMSTOCK REVIVAL A FAKE.
Scheme o( Sharpen lo Rob the Public on
("or some week's past tunny mining
papers I i:yc been publUliinKlrUlctloits of
.1 Krc:it revival on the Comstock. On
this subject, the following from the S.m
l:rant,isCD Mining Review, tinder the head,
"Will the Pine Street Pirates Succeed?"
is Interesting and pertinent:
It is rumored that there is a movement
on loot lo create a big boom (or the stock
of some of the Comstock mines, leading
with the Con. Cat. and Virginia, on the
strength of the completion of the electric
We hereby again warn the stockbuvers
not to be deceived and hoodwinked by the
Pine Street Pirates, who have hitherto
nilnrd the public more than the Comstocks.
And the editor of this Journal duly serves
uotke here that he is not only aware ol
the manager's contemplated high-handed
robbery, but is also cognizant of wh.it
mines may be worked at certain levels tor
a pre tit. Since the installation of the
pumping plant, the Review has been
oileut regarding the street manipulation ot
the stocks, for the reason that It was de
sired to give the managers a Jiaikc. to be
honest; then came the suggestion of elec
tric power Horn the Review, whkli was
Now, we know tti.it it is not onlv pos
sible, but an easy matter, to pay dividends
Itoni some ol the mines w ith electric pow er,
and if the management do not proceed in
a business way to extract and mill the
oiesaud pay dividends, instead of entering
into schemes to rob the public, patience
w III cease to be considered a virtue.
Largest Smelter In the World
T. I'. Spurr, of Anaconda, in speaking
ol the new Anaconda smelter, said: "It I
will be the largest smelting plant in the1
world. The time was when it used to be
said of the Grant smelter in Denver that
it was the largest smelting plant under
one roof In the world. The new smelter
of the Anaconda company will cost be-1
tween ) ,000,000 and f 4,000,000, and will
have a daily capacity of 5000 tons. To
give an Idea of the magnitude of the
plant, the advertisement for bids call for
10,000 yards of excavation and 2,500 yards
of masonry for the foundation. 'I he
superstructure will be enthely of steel
and the building will be absolutely lire
proof. The construction plans are
framed upon the idea of having the plant
as nearly automatic as possible, and in
this respect it will be far ahead of any
thing heretofore built. The ore will be
dropped from the cars directly into the
ore bins, and will thereafter be handled
by gravity and will not require any
shoveling until the bullion is run out of
the Macks. Knglneers have been at '
work for nearly two years upon these
pl.ins.wliicli were liuallv approved by Daly
prior to his departure for Europe. It is
estimated that the saving in labor will
p.iv the cost of the plant in less than four
years. I he mine is also to be improved
witli modern appl.auces at a sot ot more
than ft, 000,000. When all these im
provements are completed the company
will turn out more copper than any oilier
copper mine in the world." 1:..
Investors Come In Winter.
When I asked .Mr. llartiou of the
Sumpter Transportation company, the
other d ly how business was, he replied
tint it was better than ever. He said
they had put on four more four-horse
teams for freighting purposes. The.
weather Is delightful. There have been,
a tew hot days, but the nights are not
only cool but cold.jnan wearing over-1
coats late in the evenuuV. It Is the ideal .
time for those looking for mining invest
ments to come and look the country over. '
I have just returned from a seventy-live
mile trip through the mountains and am
more than ever Impressed with the out
look. Investors are slow in coming.
They always aie In good weather, when
the grass is green and the roads are good
and everything' Is convenient and com
fortable, and the prospects and mines can
be seen to advantage. The greatest
stampedes I have ever known occurred
in the winter time, when everything was
disagreeable and it was necessary t get
around on snow shoes. If I am not
much mistaken there will be a good
market here for snow shoes this fall and
winter. K. R. Caspter in San Francisco
LINES OI: THE
Sumpter Transportation Co.
CARRYING U. S. MAILS.
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i: p. m. I Lv .UlllofJ Ar 1:10 a. n.
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Connecting at Ausilnultli stages lor Canton City
anj Interior points.
1:40 p. m. I Lv . C.lltforJ .Ar 7:1a a. r.
yui p. m. I Ar .llorunra. Lv 1 6:(oa.r..
Connecting at llonanra will, stages tor Hy,
Rnhinsonville, Worley, Virginia, Dun Juan avi
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