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About The Sumpter miner. (Sumpter, Or.) 1899-1905 | View Entire Issue (Aug. 22, 1900)
THE SUMPTER MINER.
Wednesday, August 22. 1900
Local Mining Men Not Very
"Say, while I have been loafing around
town fur the past week, waiting for that
thousand from my brother down in
Indiana, who teaches school for sixty
dollars a month, I have had time to do a
whole lot of thinking," said the gentle
nnn from Colorado. "It has often been
remarked that In many respects this
mining country is different from any
other on the globe, and that is a fact, too.
It Is also true that if this iri1ner.il deposit
were anywhere else on earth, except here
in Oregon, there wouldn't be so many
peculiarities about It. For one thing
and the most Important, too, It would
luvebeen developed twenty years ago
to a point that live years of hard work
from this date will be required to attain.
"Of course, tills is all in line with the
world wide reputation of (lie state, rela
tive to its hack number, behind time
proclivities. Hut what I was thinking of
when I started In to deliver this discourse,
Is the fact that there is not a mining
magnate In the district who spends his
money like a thoroughbred; not one who
is willing to separate himself from enough
Void bullion to enjoy the luxury of buying
political preferment. No, none of them
ure Investing in worldly honors. When
vou begin to figure on a seat in the
.-n.itr, or even a step in that direction, a
irngresvloual election, the first thing to
It done Is to get possession of an opinion
moulder. If you boys can only hang on
until some o( our owners of producing
mines takes a notion that lie lus income
enough to support the position of a states
man, then you can make that longed for
ileau-up. Hut until then you will have
to hustle tor meal tickets and ligure
on reducing your laundry bills, just like
your poverty sttUkeu brethren in eastern
"I have been told that there has been
.1 case or two, on a kindergarten scale, of
mining men putting money into news
papers, but they don't count, and I am
not going to make a single comment on
these two or thiee unimportant, rather
"In this connection, let me whisper a
sure! to vou. Don't you calculate on
unloading on any of tin- vet y excellent
gentli turn w ho already own good tilings,
developed and producing. I'hey are not
built that w.tv. Some who hate c ished
in were content to go to Maker City to
irsl.te a deaJ ghr.iay, to stait with.
I wont say just how, because I am not
in iking unpleasant remarks at tills
wilting. I heir Idea ol lolling Vin high
is to buy wine when a crowd is looking,
.nut pay lor having their pkturrs 'put in
the pipei..' Others have allowed their
vaulting ambition to lure them to far oft
Portland as a place of residence, where
ibeycau Indulge their dream of luxury
by going to some kind show eery
night and eating Hied osters on
l-'omth ot Inly.
rivet and dim up a pond for it to float
on; will run .1 string of racers; travel on
special trains only, and go down to Salem
and raise those Cortland mortgage deal
ers out of their boots, when the honest
fanners in the legislature put up a seat
In the United States senate for sale to the
"I do wish some thoroughbred (Jen
eral Warren, for instance of course, I
couldn't name myself would make a
big winning here and give that Portland
push a taste of high life. If I were
guessing who will possibly turn such a
trick, and could name five men, A. W.
Hills would be one of them.
What the Mine Owners Club is Doing.
The Mine Owners' Club, hi connection
with the Oregon Mining Stock exchange,
has done considerable to advertise Ore
gon's mineral resources. 1 he sumptuous
quarters of the club in the Chamber of
Commerce building, are always at the
disposal of visiting niinenwuers, investors
and others interested in mining. Writing
material is kept handy, and all the latest
milling journals and dailies Kept on tile.
In the center of the spicious rooms is a
creditable mineral display that includes
J ores from representative mines all over
the northwest. Some ot the specimens
from the Helena, (Jolcouda and (.ireal
Northern, are rkh enough to make
strangers' eyes bulge out in surprise.
Gold sticks out all over them in little
yellow chunks, showing thai it is not
necessary to go to Nome to secure riches.
An OregouiJii who returned from Nome
made the wise observation, that if the
Oregon people who went to Nome had
spent the same amount of money in de
veloping Oregonjproperties, their returns
would have been a hundred fnldover that
of Nome. Through the combined efforts
of the club and the exchange many of
these lost opportunities are being re
covered, and milling In this state is
reaching a high position among the in
dustries. A good many Portland people
have awakened to a realization of the
benefits to be reaped in this direction, and
are not so slow as they were hi furnish
ing monev for the development of promis
ing prospects. 'I here Is a regular revenue
now Homing Into this city from the min
ing interests, which, with proper en
couragement, those well posted assert,
can he Increased into .1 lame, steady
stream of wealth. Kvery d iv more active
inquiries are received troui the hast from
men anxious to invest hi the Northwest.
Of course, it is reaiied that everv mine
will not turn out . 1 dividend payer. Hut
it is claimed with judicious care in study
ing the conditions through well-posted
and reliable brokers, there is more chances
for big returns on the investment of
capital in mines than in any other branch
ol business. Portland Telegram.
Scenic Line ol the World.
Tor an enjoyable trip east, take the
Denver Wo ( irande railroad, Scenic
Line of the world. I lure daily trains be
tween Denver, Colorado Springs, Pueblo
and all eastern points, and all points on
the Padtic coast. Most magnilicent scen
ery on this continent. 'I he leading fea
ture in connection with the trip is that the
,nej through trains pass through the scenic
ittractions ol the Nockv mountains hi
.Musi im uin.i, mmrir r ..-. iiiucii , uoior.idn by daylight, tluis allowing pas-
enamored with the Individual doll ir as LrRer.s ;, Cool, pleasant and enjoyable
rl it were earned pulling sugar beets) rJCi ,,fc (rom lUls, ;IU t. ;,nm)yaMCc
over La (Irande way. 'I hrse think their .experienced via othrr lines. Superb din
public duty has been performed when i,,K car -rvicc on all through trains,
they buv their canned tiuit troin a local Service a la carte, pay for what you order,
dealer, Instead ot having it shipped in by hrougli standard and tourist sleepers.
the case tiom Portland.
"It that nnn Vinson had won out or
Irt's sav when lie does make a killing
he'll set .1 pace that will take the breath
.1w.1v Honi some people in this neighbor
hood and state. In the first place, he
will own a dally paper in Sumpter, with
toll Associ ited press dlpatches; w ill hav e
.1 yacht, If lie has to put it in Powder
Stopovers allowed on all classes of tickets
auywliere between Ogden and Denver.
Call 011 your nearest ticket agent for
tickets, rates and all Information, or ad
dress, H. C. NlCIIOL,
General Agent, Portland, Ore.
Five quart bottles of Olympla beer for
ft.ooat Henry ringer's.
Union Smelter Mfg. !Co.
OH ST. LOUIS, MO.
Our Sumpter, Oregon, Plant of From
K to 40 Tons Daily Capacity is Now
Ready For Operation.
A spur of the Sumpter Valley Railway Company and easy wagon roads
facilitate the delivery of ores right at the Smelter. Owners or controllers
of Sulphide, Carbonate and Oxide ores, who can contract for their delivery
in lots of 10 tons at least, are requested to forward to us from 100 to 150
pound? representing the average character and values of the ores. Such
samples will be analyzed and assayed by our analytical chemist free of
charge, for the purpose of establishing the value ot the corresponding ores
to us, and for the guidance of their owners. Our treatment charge, com
paratively moderate, will be goverened by the special adaptability or de
sirableness of the respective ores for our purposes. The product of our
Smelter will be handled by the First Bank of Sumpter and payments for
ores accepted by us will be madt through the same channel. Special rates
of treatment charges will be made to parties in position to contract for a
steady and large supply of desirable ores.
SAMPLES AND CORRESPONDENCE
The Union Smelter Mfg. Co.
Lock Hon P
H. MEINHARD, Sec'y. C
Bousum & Spalding
CRYSTAL T(P Company
Free delivery of Pure Ice. Leave orders at office of Columbia Brewing and
Malting Co., next door to MlNfcR office.
see Joe Schmidt
...5c BEER... o
the: gem saloon
A. J. STINSON, Prop.
(Successor to Snyde & Stiuson)
Only the Best Brands of Liquors Served Over the Bar
Paul E. Poindexter,
Bcorono McNcftL's Codc.