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THE SUMPTER MINER
Wednesday, May 15. 1901
The Sumpter Miner
Official Paper of the Town of Sumpter.
I'UHUSIMI) V.VtUY WltlNKSIlAY IIY
C. II. MARSH AND J. W. CONNOLLA
One Year .. .
ALWAYS IN AllVANOI'.
I.nlrrrd ni ihr pmtnlilce In Sumplrr. Oregon, lor
lranmilon lliruugli the malls as second class
'1 111:1(1: are two sides to the question of
the prices asked for prospects. Of course,
some claim owners place an exorbitant
valuation on their properties, and as a re
sult they will never male a snle; but
there are many promising claims In this
district that can be bought or bonded
at reasonable figures and on liberal
terms. This perpetual complaint of high
prices come mostly from men ulm are
opciatlng on thrlr call and a shoestring.
Till: MINI:.' has been requested by sev
eral business men to agitate the matter of
taking early action hi arranging for a
Pmiith of July celebration here. This Is
11 subject that should not require any
newspaper urging, to get the business
men to take hold and begin the worl. If a
few leading dtlrens, say T. D. Bellinger,
A. W. 1:111s, William Stlnson, A. P.
Goss and, ol course, Mayor Pobblus, will
issue a call for a mass meeting, that
Hireling will be well attended and the
iiteliminarv walk can then be arranged
and the good tiling pushed along from
that Mart to the liulsh.
CHANTING the patent fact that the
Ninths est Mining News, published at
Spokane, is the best exclusive mining
journal In Oregon, Washington. Idaho
and Miltish Columbia; still it has a seri
ous fault that rif titi.illcs much ol the
gooj that it might accomplish. The
News Is a chronic critic; making a spe
cialty of Insignificant details, frequently
being what many would consider cleaily
in the w long. In its last Issue, for in
stance, It lakes tlie giouiul that It Is poor
policy to advance the price of treasury
stock from time to time, and terms that
prevalent practice "buncomb." It Is
nothing of the kind. It Is good business
and strlcly legitimate. All will admit
that every dollar intelligently expended
on a property, if it worth anything at all
as a mine, increases Its value. During
the first stages of development the men
who (uriiNh the money are laklng a long
chance. If this early work demonstrates
the probability of the exlstance of a valu
able ore body, the percentage against loss
Is diminished and It Is au entirely equl
table proposition that subsequent Investors
should pay more proportionally for their
interests In the company than did those
who took more than the "gambler's
chance" at the stmt.
THIS paper declines to accept the chal
lenge Issued to It by the Portland Tele
gram to discuss that hoary headed chest
nut as to what constitutes a gentleman.
It characterizes some remarks made by
TUB MINER last week on Oregon's
needs, as "ungentlenianly," so the whole
question would resolve Itself Into a rag
chewing contest as to the correct defini
tion of that word a profitless proposition,
to say the least. Ignoring its puerile
taunt that the editor of Till: MlNliK can't
write half as good an article on how to
supply Oregon's needs as have been
published In the Telegram, and conceed
lug the accuracy of that crushlngly hu
miliating accusation; still Till- MlNliK
presumes to call the attention of the Port
land evening paper to the fact that the
wisdom of this paper's humbly offered sug
gestion as to the state's greatest need Is
vouched for by au authority that the Tel
egram dares not question, an authority on
all subjects, human and divine, appall
ingly august and Infallible. In opposing
some kindergarten appropriation for a
state-owned mineral spring asked for at
the last session of the legislature, it being
too small for a "cut-up" with the Willam
ette grafters, the Oregonian pertinently
and pointedly remarked that Oregon
needs not to prolong the life of its citi
zens, but to encourage the eventuatlon
of numerous overdue funerals. THE
MlNliK'S suggestion was to the effect
that the bubonic plague would be a good
thing, and it now offers the additional tip
that the first experiment with this rem
edy for the state's dry rot, moss back
damned malady, should be made with a
bunch of Its feeble minded editors, who
are continually writing silly, platitudinous
rot about "our splendid resources," and
never doing anything to aid in their development.
DR. J. W. VOGEL
Has established headquarters In Baker City, at Room
No. t4. Lynndale lllock, and will be there at least one
week In each month, and at Sumpter at least two days
In each month. Watch lor local notice ul arrival.
C. H. PENNER
Civil and Mining Engineer.
U. S. Deputy Mineral Surveyors for Oregon, Wash-
Ington, Uaho and Montana. Engineers lor the
Sumpter Townslte Company, Limited.
Undirround and Patent Surveys,
lino of hoyV, nlrl'n ami
Thin 1m n wry Mmim lino. Try thorn
mill if nut Nttinfm'tory, wu will
lllllku It hit'
W. R. Hawley
E. P. Bergman &
Mill Street, Wood's Building.
Bottling Works o
Gagen & Sloan, Proprietors.
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Manufacturers of all kinds of car
bonated drinks and ciders. Or
ders filled and shipped on short
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SUMPTER, - - OREGON
I. O. R. M.
EGAN TRIM: No. o, Improved Order Red Men,
meet In regular council at I O.R.M. Hall atlheith
Run.1 hlrtleth llreath ol every Tuesday Night ol each
moon. All Red Men visiting our hunting grounds
ate welcome. V. R. Me0.
A. J. LAkM, C ol R. Sachem.
C A. E. STARR,
H. T. HENDRYX & CO.,
Mines Bought, Sold and Developed.
Bargain In Sumpter District
SUMPTER, . OREGON
W A. SAMMS,
BAKER CITY, t OREGON
Reliable plans, specifications and estimates lurnlshed
E, A. CLEM Sc CO.
Propiftlii Eiimlntd and Reported en. Mambar.Port-
land Mining Stock Eichsnt
250J4 ALDER ST. PORTLAND, ORE.
QHAS. H. CHANCE
ATTORNFY AT LAW
City Attormy U. S. Commliilotur
I Rooms 2 and 3, First Bank of Sumpter
L T. BROCK, M. D.,
Physician and Surgeon.
Special Attention Given to Surgery and to DIs.
eases ol Women. Ofnce, Nclll lllock; Residence,
tiranlte Street nca Mill.
Physician and Surgeon
SUMPTER QUNLRAL HOSPITAL
GENERAL DEALERS IN
Shelf and Heavy
and Steel Pipe
" HERCULES "
Fuse and Caps
Telephone Main tj.
Center, cor. High St,
SUMPTER DEVELOPMENT CO.
Owners of all the choice acreage sur
rounding Sumpter. Inside residence lots
on easy terms. Apply to
SEYMOUR H. BELL. Manager.
City Recorder and Notarv Public.
Agent lor Fyrlclde Tire Extinguisher. Sumpter
STOTT & SHELTON, j"-H
Attorneys at Law.
W. H. W. HAMILTON
Mining and Consulting Engineer.
and For Sale.
Moraine and Neat Code,
Mining Properties Examined. Reported
E, T. FREEMAN
All Kinds of Work Done at Reasonable
. . txates ....
Rnnm r First Bank ol
KUUlIi S Sumpter Buldlng I
TrTrrrf r r v jfj
i BOO EMU
FULL SIFTER PATENT
?. H SHOEMAM FROU
ill HAINEA OHEQOT.
NONE TO EQUAL
Sumpter Forwarding Company
:rank j. davey
Control Work a Specialty
aota CKNTCR ST.
AKER CITY, OREGON