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About The Sumpter miner. (Sumpter, Or.) 1899-1905 | View Entire Issue (May 15, 1901)
THE SUMPTER MINER
Wednesday, May i?t 1901
Laid Foundation of Fortunes in
Last Thursday Capt. Joseph K. Dela
mar sold his copper mine, equipped with
smelting plant, located 25 miles from
Redding, California, for 52,240,000.
This same titled civilian came to the Sil
ver City minion district hi Owyhee
county, this state, about 13 years ago,
with Individual assets not exceeding
$12,000, and immediately began opening
tip the now famous gold mine hearing his
name, which he subsequently transferred
to an English syndicate for over $2,000,
000. bailing in the modest effort to be
come the Idaho commissioner for the i8oj
world's fair, the Incensed and pride-beaten
captain bid adieu to Idaho and her people,
malting headquarters In Salt l.ahe, and
from Utah's capital city directed exten
sive mining operations in several states.
The Delamar gold mine and town of
same name are the creations of Ills rest
less ambition, while the Golden Gate
mine at Mercur, Utah, pay sinllar compli
ment to this modern Monte Cristo. A
metoric, but successful career Is Hint of
Captain Delamar a sea diver on the At
lantic ocean, n sausage maker in Chicago,
.1 prospector In Colorado, a mine operator
In Idaho and other Pacific slope states, a
modem Croesus with financial headquar
ters at New York and P.irls.
Hut the thought will always remain
with the Captain, namely, that the pillar
posts of his remarkably successful min
ing career were taken from one of the rich
auriferous ledges of Idaho. And there are
other similar successes among Idaho min
ing men. Col. Dewey, now a multi
millionaire, wiiii a vaiuame mine near
Sliver City, another bonanza near
Graugevllle bearing the Dewey name,
and the stamp of success, and the builder
and single owner of the Boise, Nampa it
The big mine owners of the Coeur
d'Aleues l-'lnch Campbell, Larson,
Sweeney, Greenough are millionaires,
and may be considered the builders of
Even Col. Woods, the sheep king of
southeastern Idaho, owes his successful
livestock venture to money received from
the sale of a mine. The mining industry
of Idaho, yet In Its Infancy, lias started a
millionaire list that Is certain to lengthen
rapidly In future years.
There Is no other Industry that can
compare with mining 111 the creation of
wealthy men a presto-pasto change, and
you count another crop of millionaires.
The fortunes thus quickly made endow
mining with a fascination that attaches to
no other business avocation, and quite
naturally draws into its embrace the more
Impulsive and courageous spirits of the
business world men who make the most
of opportunities and do not listen to the
voice of deterring admonition. The In
dustry of precious metal mining has been
given an Impetus recently that means
prospeiity for the people of every Pacific
slope state. Coeur d'Aleue Mining
with gold. Although It has not been
broken open, it is thought that Its value
will reach nearly J2000, If It Is as rich In
side as upon the open surface. From past
Indications, It is reasonable to suppose
that the cleanup so far this season will
amount to between 56000 and $7000.
Canyon City News.
NEWS NOTES FROM UNITY.
Rich Cleanup From Mult Gulch PUcm.
C. P. Johnson, who, with V. II.
Johnson and hob Cannon, owns the
Mule Gulch placers, situated near An
tolne, returneJ Sunday from the mine
and stated to a News representative that
the first cleanup of the season had been
made and, although he dIJ not divulge
the amount, lie said that It was highly
satisfactory. These placers are consider
ed to be the tlchet in this section of the
country, having yielded over 112,000 last
easou In less than three mouths run.
Last week a piece of quartz, weighing 25
pounds, was picked up, farlly covered
EDITOR SUMPTIiR MINER: This Is
principally a stock country, and the aver
age ranchman smiles with a benignant
countenance over the sleek condition of
his pet cattle.
The town of Unity is still In its Infancy.
It can only boast of but one business
house at present, and that Is J. T. Bald
win's saloon, which Is headquarters for
all the bronco busters. Baldwin knows
his business and attends to it.
A large store building Is being erected
and Hearing completion. Some Baker
City firm will soon put In a large stock of
goods, which will be a great benefit to
the people of this country.
The new school house, which does
great credit to the community, is com
pleted; "a long-felt want" here, as it Is
no uncommon thing to see young men
eighteen and twenty years old who can
not read or write their own names. School
begun last Monday with twenty pupils in
attendance. Miss Whited Is teaching the
young Idea how to shoot, and getting
along very nicely.
The health of our rommuulty Is excel
lent. We have neither seen nor head of
a sick person since we came here.
Till! MlNliR comes to me every week a
welcome visitor, Indeed; long may It con
tinue to do its good work.
ONE OF THE BOYS.
Unity, May 11, 1091.
Oregon Delegate to tbc Mining Congress.
Governor Geer has appointed the fol
lowing delegates to represent Oregon at
the International Mining congress, to be
held at Boise, Idaho, In July: Colonel F.
V. Drake, Portland; J.O. Booth, Grant's
Pass; J. W. Virtue, Leland; W. D. Den
nis, Cottage Grove; W. D. Hawley, Eu
gene; W. J. D'Arcy, Salem; Dunham
Wilght, Union; Jonathan Bourne, Port
land; F. S. Baillle, Bourne; George
Barin, Granite; William Smith, Baker
City; II. A. Illmes, Canyon City; J. W.
Larkln, Granite; Arthur Conklln, Grant's
Pass; it. G. Smith, Grant's Pass; J. W.
Cook, Portland; George A. Dyson, Blue
River; Geo. W. Loyd, Eugene; W. T.
Wright, Union; E. J. Godfrey, Portland;
W. A. Thatcher, Gelser, Allene Case,
Cornucopia; Albert Gelser, Baker City,
H. S. McCallum, Sumpter; Ira Sprawl,
MAP GIVEN AWAY.
How to Get Large One of the United
Slates, for tbc Wall.
If you are going east, or thinking of
sending for your family, do not buy your
tickets until you have secured rates from
the Illinois Central Railroad company.
Their service is excelled by none, and
they can reach all points In the east, south
and sotheast from any point In Oregon,
Washington or Idaho. Through tourist
car from Pacific Coast to New York.
If you will send fifteen cents In stamps
to the address given below, we will for
ward you by return mail a large wall map
of the United States, Cuba and Porto
Rice, 34x40 Inches.
For particulars regarding passenger or
freight rates, call on or address,
B. II. TRUMliULL,
Commercial Agent, 142 Third street, Port
The Sunrise Mining company hereby
announces that on May 15 and without
further notice the shares will be advanced
In price. SUNRISE MINING CO.
Sumpter, May 8, 1901.
M. M. FLYNN
A Line of Woolens and Spring Suitings
such as would be found in a large city.
Look for yourself. Work guaranteed
and prices right.
DON'T BE A JAY
anj wear store clothes
Granite Street, Next to
First Bank of Sumpter
Golden Eagle Hotel
American and European Plan
T. T. DANILSON, PROPRIETOR
Sample Rooms for Commercial Men. SUMPTER, OREGON
A. P. GOSS, President
A. J. GOSS, Cashier
& Bank of Sumpter 3
Trinnots s Central linking mints
Interest Allowed on Time Deposits
Drafts drawn on all parts of the world. Special attention to collections.
Safety Deposit boxes for rent.
...The Elite Cigar Store....
L. HARRIS, Proprietor
Newly remodeled and refitted. Smokers'
resort. We are daily receiving fresh cigars
of the leading brands. No stale goods in
Cor. Granite and Center Sts.
Eureka Feed & Livery Company
H. K. BROWN, Proprietor
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.
HAY AND GRAIN FOR SALEHS
Sumpter Forwarding Co.
General Storage, Commission and Forwarding.
Warehouse and office, S. V. Track
SUMPTER BOTTLING WORKS
Manufacturers ol all klnJt o CarbonateJ Drinks anj CMers.
OperateJ In connection with the
Kentucky Liquor House
WHOLESALE AND RETAIL.
GAQEN 4. SLOAN, PROPS.,