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About The Sumpter miner. (Sumpter, Or.) 1899-1905 | View Entire Issue (Dec. 12, 1900)
THE SUMPTER MINER
Wednesday, December 12, 1900
OREGON GOLD FIELDS.
More Money Will Come Here
Next Year Than Ever.
Captain C. II. I honipson, til Spokane,
who Ins probably been ltistriiinent.il in
inlliieucliiK the liivestiiient of more money
in the eastern Oregon nold fields in the
past two yr.trs than any other man, has
just returned trout Spokane ;tnJ up north
tamps niter .1 snmewli.it protracted visit,
hut during wlilih lime he allowed nogr.-iss
to grow tinder Ills feet.
Captain I lioinpson left here with sev
eral good miniiiK propositions on his
string, and sttaerded ill getting them well
tinder way. One in particular Is the sale
of the Hiaos mine, owned Ity A. Ceiser
and the Mleuets. During the week just
p.tst, Messrs. Carrier and Kehoe, repie
sentatives of the W.tt hagle Mining Co.,
of Hossland, H. C, made a thorough ex
amination of the lltaos, Itnislied their
work and tetnrned to Kossl.iud on l-'riday
evening. Until gentlemen r.presscd
themselves lavnrahly ol the showing of
the inlne. I lie testilt of (heir Investlga
tigation will he known later on,
Ol the outlook for tin- investment of
capital In this sntloit, ( iptain I'linnipsim
" I Itrii- will lie mote money invested in
tilt eastern Oregon gold Melds during the
toming e.ir than during all the years
since theit disuivery. While away I found
that Investors were eager for information
ahont the mines here and liter the holidays
tltete will he no end to the iiinnlier of tep
resent ilives ol i.ipilal th.it will visit this
section to make investments. One thing
notkeahle is (hat there Is any amount ot
1apit.1l to he had when good properties are
"I am lonlidenl,' said Captain I lioinp
son, "III it there will he a pheiiominal
stir in mining In Maker and adjoining
loniilles the coming year. All movements
in the past will he Insignllicant as com
pared to Hie expulsion and development
of the milling Industry ol the new year."
Gold Coin Mine Sold.
I he sale ol the ( mid Coin mine, ad
joining tile iold Uidge group, to a Mil
W.lllkee syndii.lte, lepiesented hy M.
Shoemaker for f 10,000, Is reported. The
former owners ol the ptoperty were
Charles Utilise, attet whom Uutkee
station was named, and U.K. and C C.
Nicholas. .Mr. Shoemaker comes from
mining patents, his lather owned and
operated hlg Michigan copper mines. The
Cold Coin ledge Is said to he twelve feet
wide, and i.irrles high values in free gold.
A quantity ot ledge matter, recently mor
tared by hind, Is known to have yellded
$2 per pan. Hakrr City Herald.
PUr Gold Mint on Wall Strut.
I heie Is a placer gold mine in the heatt
ol Wall stteel that has heen worked with
grrat profit lot ye.its, and will he wotked
with great ptolit lor years to come. I he
yield ot precious metal runs about the
same trout year to year. lite mine is on
the roof ot the government assay oilier.
Gold is Mh.li a volatile element that in the
process of leliniug, much passes out ol the
chimney with the smoke, but the moment
It comes in contact with the cold air it re
sumes metal shape and falls to the roof in
yellow powder. After heavy rains It Is
found lodged in the gutters, and men with
brooms sweep it up carefully and return It
to the assay office. This gold is net profit
to the government, as It really belongs to
nobody, but as it falls on the roof of the
government building, Uncle Sam clearly
has first claim. The mine is guarded
jealously by the federal watchmen, and
no stranger ever steps on that precious
roof. Had boys in the bankers' offices,
knowing of the precious deposit, have
racked their brains for generations to de
vise a way of raiding uncle Sam's mine.
If any windows overlooked the roof, balls
of soft putty tied to threads might lift the
precious dust, but no such opportunity is
presented. E. S. Luther in syndicate
Population of Oregon Towns.
According to the census returns, It
seems that Sumpter hasn't 2000 popula
tion. Every one at all informed on the
matter knows that we have from 500 to
1000 more than that. The following cen
sus bulletin is of interest: The popula
tion of certain incorporated places in Ore
gon having more than 2000 but less than
25,000 inhabitants, follews: Albany,
city, 3149; Ashland, city, 263s; Astoria,
city, 8381; Maker City, city, 6663; Eu
gene, city, 3236; Grant's Pass, city, 2200;
La Grande, city, 2091; Oregon City, city,
3944; Pendleton, town, 4406; Salem, city,
4258; The Dalles, city, 3542.
Scenic Line of the World.
For an enjoyable trip east, take the
Denver & Wo Grande railroad, Scenic
Line of the world. Three dally trains be
tween Denver, Colorado Springs, Pueblo
and all eastern points, and all points on
the Pacific coast. Most magnificent seen
ery on tills continent. The leading fea
ture in connection with the trip Is that the
through trains pass through the scenic
attractions of (lie Nocky mountains in
Colorado by daylight, thus affording pas
sengers it cool, pleasant and enjoyable
tide, free from dust and the annoyances
experienced via other lines. Superb din
ing car service on all through trains.
Service .1 la cute, pay for what you order.
Through standard and tourist sleepers.
Stopovers allowed on all classes of tickets
anywhere between Ogdeti and Denver.
Call on your nearest ticket agent for
tickets, rates and all Information, or ad
dress, C .1) .NICMOL,
General Agent, Portland, Ore.
Scenic Line of the
Favorite Train-continental Itonto
lietween the North went and nil Point
1mis(. Clio'uv uf two ronton through
ami lour route.- cnM nf I'uelilo ami
All u..H'iip.'i'x granted 11 iluyx flop
over in tin) .Mormon Capitol or any
where between Option and Denver,
IVrHiiinlly conducted tourist excurx
OMAHA, KANSAS CITY, ST. LOUIS
CHICAGO AND THE EAST.
Kor ticket or any information re
imnliui route, etc., or for descriptive
udvertixinj: matter, call on agenU of
Oregon luulway mid rsnvigation Co.,
Orvtron Short Line or Southern Pacific
S. K. HOOPER
. P. A T. A., Denver, Col.
It. U. NICIIOL, Gen'l Ajjt.
On draught or in bottles
at five cents per glass
or five bottles for one
dollar. . Full car load
Center St., Opp. P. 0.
Well Dressed Men.
Mu I necessarily have their ilnihe
maJe by an eiperlence.1
Such Is M. STEFFFN
Recently from I'ortlanJ, when.- lie ha aoclateJ
with the leaJIng tailoring houses tor over twelve
er. Now carrying a line line ot Hall nj
winter Sulllng. Overco.it Patterns anJ Pants
Corner Steond md
Baker City, Ore.
Clothes Cleaned and Pressed on Short Notli
Is Prepared to Do Huslness
Hartford Steam Boiler, Inspection
and Insurance Co.
Royal Insurance Company
Equitable Building and Loan Association
Real Estate Loans on Approved Property
Secretary Sumpter Transportation Co.
Eureka Feed & Livery Company
J. L. SULLIVAN, Manager.
Horses Boarded by the day or Month. First
class turn-outs and saddle horses. Our spec
ialty is the quick and safe delivery of freight
and passengers to any and all points.
SI HAY AND GRAIN FOR SALE-