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About The Sumpter miner. (Sumpter, Or.) 1899-1905 | View Entire Issue (Jan. 2, 1901)
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THE SUMPTER MINER
"'Finance" "Pipes Off" This
In the strictly mineral section of Oregon
there are opportunities which the casual
observer sees, and the casual observer
marvels that the world knows so little of
them, and that they are so slightly de
veloped. Only a trifle of Investigation serve to
show the causes for this. They are those
most formidable of all obstacles to de
velopment, an inordinate selfishness and
Foreign capital is disposed to look as
kance at what local capital, when there
is such, does not show any willingness to
be Identified with. Nor Is this in any way
remarkable. Indeed, the contrary would
be. There has been bad management of
some partly developed Oregon mining
properties, and there have been promoters
identified with some of them who could
not claim any close relationship to neces
sary capital themselves, nor to any un
usual degree of Integrity or even good
sense. Mining development and the min
ing business as such, however, has no
monopoly of those unfortunate attributes.
Even the greatest and soundest and most
carefully scrutinized financial institutions
themselves are not infrequently made prey
for people of tills class, and that the
mining opportunities of Oregon have not
been brought to such state of development
as they should is, In part, though we are
constrained to believe perhaps the lesser
part, attributable to the misconceptions
.and conservatism of local financial people.
It is, we believe, a fact that should any
Portland banking institution, for instance,
be known to lend any considerable sup
port to a mining enterprise, however wor
thy and substantial, its heavier depositors
and the monled people whose patronage
it enjoyed would so thoroughly disapprove
of such a course that not a few of them
would withdraw their accounts.
In this matter Portland is not unlikely
to commit the same error that Denver did
when it permitted Colorado Springs to
become the great world-wlde-known cen
ter of mining transactions, though Den
ver had the advantage of age, and expe
rience, and capital. It is not at all im
possible that when the mining opportuni
ties of Oregon shall have further devel
oped, some community, now small and
unknown, perhaps even unborn, will
spring up in a night and become and re
main the mining mirket of Oregon, with
all that Implies.
There Is yet another stumbling block in
the way of the Oregon mines; and itls the
morr formidable of the two. Human sel
fishness not infrequently kills the goose
that lays the golden egg, and this is quite
as often exemplified in mining fields as
elsewhere. In these last It does not usu
ally manlf'st itself in the earlier stages,
but comes with the advent of the more
powerful operators and combinations. In
the case of Oregon, the disease appeared
with the mineral, and no remedy for it has
as yet been successfully applied. The
history ot the so called mining develop
ment of Oregon which lias been no de
velopment at all except In such few Iso
lated cases as only prove the correctness
of our contentions has been one of stumb
ling upon a rich deposit and straightway
gathered in every square foot that could
be seen through a long range field glass,
by the utilization of mining claims filed
by sisters and cousins and aunts. This
accomplished.the bold and intrepid discov
erer of mineral wealth sat down and wait
ed for other people to make his mines val
uable and pay him a monumental and
luscious price for his holdings and his
great service to mankind. That he did
not readily find some one who would
straightway empty their pockets for him,
accounts for the fact that there are scores
and scores of splendid claims In Oregon
today which have been held from 10 to 20
years and have not had earth enough dis
turbed on them to make a scratching for a
brood of chicks.
Perhaps some day the people who are
holding these claims and the local capital
ists who could develop properties in thoe
cases where it can be done upon an equit
able basis, will awaken to the fact that
they have been making a serious mistake.
So far as the capitalists are concerned,
they may not make their discovery until
they are in the same relation to the Ore
gon mines that St. Louis was for a time,
at least, to the great zinc fields almost at
Its very door, when Boston, by quick per
ception and greater enterprise, got the first
and the best and the most. St. Louis
knows better now. As for the dog-in-the-manger
claimants, if their own greed does
not of I'self show them that they are de
feating their own ends and Injuring Ore
gon, some legalized means should be
found to deprive them of this wholly un
economic and unnatural privilege of hold
ing opportunities which they will neither
develop nor permit others to develop.
Editorial In Finance.
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TIMIIER LAN!), ACT JUNIi , i-NOTICI:
United Stales Land Ofticr, (
La (irande, Oregon, Dec. 38. tyuo.
Notice Is hereby ghen Hint In compliant!- with the
provisions ol the act nl Congress ot June , 1878.
rnlltleJ "An net lor the sale ol Umbel linds In the
stairs nl California, Oregon, Ncv.lJ.l, .inj Washing
ton Territory," as extended In all Hie puMic l.inJ
states by act ol August 4. i8v.
OULAMK) O. KOOSTZ
of Hereford, County of llakrr. State nl Oregon,
has this Jay filed In this olncc his sworn statement
No. T, tor Ihc purchase ol the setf sw',' of sretlun
No. , In township No. 11 south, range
No. )8 I: W M. an J will offer proof to show that the
land sought Is more valuable lor lis timber or stone
than lor agricultural purposes, and to establish his
claim to said lanJ before the Register an J Receiver
ot this office at La (irande, Oregon, on Saturday,
the 161I1 Jay ol March, 1901.
He names as witnesses: Thomas ArvlJson, I:. II.
Ware, James I leelwod, Jr., I red Perry, all of Here
Any and all persons claiming adversely the above
described lands are requested to file their claims In
this ottice on or belore said 161I1 day of March,
Jan s-jt E. W. llAMUCT, Register.
TIMHIIR LAND, ACT JUNE . 1878.
United Stales Land Olhce, j
La (irande, Oregon, December 17, !" 1
Notice Is hereby given thai In compliance with the
provisions of the act nl Congress ol June 1,1878, en
titled "An act tor the sale nl timber lanJs in the
Slates of California, Oregon, Nevada, and Washing
ton Territory," as extended to all the Public Land
Sutei by act of August 4, 1801,
Itsiihs 1). SlllUUk, I
of Sumpter, County of llakrr, Slate ol Oregon, hat 1
this day hied In this olhce his sworn statement No.
7 10, for the purchase of the wii nw1,' sec. is, and
e!j ne1, of section No. 14, in township No. 10 s,
range No. 17 li. W. M.. and will oiler proof to show
that the land sought is more valuable lor its timber or
stone than lor agricultural purposes, and to establish
his claim 10 said land before the Register and Re
teisrrof thlsolliceat La (irande, Oregon, on Satur
day, the oth day nl Mirch, tuur
He names as witnesses: 1). S. McCnv. V. R.
Mead, Clarke Nnyde, and Irwin (Sitewood, all of
Sumpter, Oregon. '
Any an I all persons claiming adversely the above- 1
described lands are requested In hie their claims In '
this olhce nn or belnre said Mil Jav ol .March,
1901. I:. W. It.Mmi.U, Register.
STAR BREWING COMP'Y.
IN KEGS, BARRELS OR
BOTTLES AT PRICES
ASK FOR HOP GOLD
YOU ARE NOT AWARE OF
THE FAST TIME AND
Wu Have Daily Flint Trunin
In the County Court uf llaker Counts', Oregon.
In the mailer ol the estale of Annie Clrmens, de
ceased. Nollie is hereby given by the undersigned,
L. T. Ilrnck, administrator of the estate ol Annie
Clemens, decrased, to theiredllors ol, and all per
sons having claims agalns the said estate, to exhibit
them together with the necessary vouchers, within
the next six months allrr the first publication of this
notice, to wit: The twelltli dav nl December, rcw,
to the administrator at his nllice, at the enrnrr nl
(iranlte and Mill slrerts, In the town ol Sumpler,
llaker County, Oregon, the same being a place for
the transaction nt business of the said estate In said
county. L. T. liMOCK.
Dated, Sumpter, Ore., December la, turn
"notice of forfeirurF "
To Steve Leyden and W. W. Thurmen:
You are hereby notified that A. J. Tadlock, our
co-owner In that certain mineral claim known as the
Peacock, bring situated on the McCulty fork about
four and a hall miles nonhwesl of Sumpler and near
IheCjianlte road In Hater county, has performed as
sessment work as required by law and sou are re
quired within go days from date hereol to pay your
proportion of the expenditure upon said claim.
A. J. TA.KI.OCIC.
Sumpter, Oregon, December 19, tow,
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