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THE SUMPTER MINER
Wednesday, May 22. 1901
The Sumpter Miner
Official Paper of the Town of Sumpter.
I'uiilisiii i) iivrh wriisiisiiAV iiv
C. II. MARSH ANIi J. W. CONNtiLLA
Sin Months '"
ALWAYS IN AIIVANi:i!.
I.nlrred al Hip pmlofflce In Sumpter. Oregon, (or
lranmltlon llirnugli Hie malls a srennd class
iriS now announced that the Federal
court In San Francisco will try Judge
Noyes for contempt, In the McKenzle re
celverselp case, In which Cape Nome
tnlnhiK claims were Involved. It Is a
lone shot gamble that the Judge will be
convicted. The "other fellows" have
evidently captured the court, which has
shown a spirit of unmistakable viudlc
tiveuess throughout the entire proceedings
In this case.
UP AT Republic, Washington, a few
days since, some fairly rich placer dig
gings were discovered, and one of the old
fashioned, wild, soul thrilling stampedes
nsued. Here, every few days well au
thenticated rich strikes are reported.
Last week a 52, 500 nugget was found In
the John Day valley. Within the city
limits of Sumpter n couple of men are
taking out placer gold in paying quanti
ties while merely prospecting the ground,
several large nuggets having been found
during the past few days. And yet there
Is not a ripple of excitement. Everybody
knows that the gold Is here and there and
apparently everywhere; but no one seems
to care, so long as they are getting three
square meals a day. This condition of
affairs Is supposed to be what the
"conservatives" term having "gotten
down to a business basis," and rejoice
thereat. One year of real life, excitement
and boom would be worth more to this
camp than a decade of this "business
Till: MINI:", regrets to note the attitude
assumed of late by that usually fair and
always otherwise excellent newspaper, the
Haker City Democrat, on the subject ot
mining promotion. During the past week
or ten days It has repeatedly stated, and
positively, that there Is some rank wild
eating being carried on in eastern Oregon,
and It urges legitimate mining operators
to organize for the purpose of protecting
themselves and the public generally from
the urfailous schemes of these alleged
1 his kind of printed stuff does Infinite
h.iiiii to the Industry at large and Is of no
btnelit to anyone on earth. It plants the
serd of suspicion in the public mind and
the strictly legitimate mining enterprises
that are honestly eudeavoiing to raise
funds for tile development of mines
through the sale of stock are Injured
equally as much as the alleged wildcaters.
It Is the easiest thing In the world to stop
the sale of stock In a mining company by
arousing suspicion as to the bona fide
character of the company offering the
shares, and just such statements as the
Democrat has been publishing recently
will do the business to a finish.
If the Democrat wishes to enact the role
of guardian for the public, and knows of
any dishonest schemes being worked, on
its wards, Its duty, both as a newspaper
and In this self-assumed role, Is to plainly
and unequivocally expose the frauds;
"name names," and not subject all the
operators in the district to the taint of sus
picion and thus Injure their business. So
far as THE MINER Is concerned, it Is not
aware that any fraudulent practices are
being resorted to for the purpose of selling
stock and feels quite sure that not one of
the mining promoters who make Sumpter
their headquarters are operating on other
than strictly legitimate lines. The truth
of the matter Is. that in nearly every com
pany here that has offered its shares for
sale, hard working prospectors and miners
own the control, who are selling stock for
the purpose of raising money with which
to buy grub and powder and tools for
themselves, who are down In the ground
working day and night,, sustained by the
hope of earning a competence. The men
around town who are handling this stock
are brokers, whose profit, aside fiom meal
ticket commissions, lies in the unsolved
problem as t3 whether or not the prospect
will ever be a mine. No people on earth
have a stronger incentive for persistent,
honest endeavor than these two classes of
mining men, and to deliberately throw ob
stacles In the way of their success is
nothing less than a crime against the
common good of the community. They
have done more during the last two years
to demonstrate the fact that Oregon Is a
mining region of real merit, than did their
mossback predecessors for a quarter of a
Such are the men who are operating
from Sumpter. Of course, THE MINER
doesn't pretend to "keep the case" on the
Haker City push; but there are surely
honest, intelligent men there also, on
whom this heavy handicap of suspicion
should not be forced.
As to the plan of organizing the "legiti
mates" Into a protective league, If any
such move is consummated, THE MINER
unhesitatingly advises its readers to steer
clear of that more-holy-than-thou aggre
gation of reformers. Men who are mak
ing a success of mining have their hands
full of their own business and have not
the time to regulate the affairs of their
neighbors. Furthermore, men who go in
to a movement of that kind have at least
one eye peeled for the main chance, and
In this proposition the one and only chance
Is the unloading of a gold brick them
selves, under the usurped character of
PUcr Claims for Salt.
An extraordinary chance for the pur
chase of a fine placer property with plenty
of water, all ready for profitable work.
Some cash and time. Will bear Investi
gation. Address M. J., care of MINER,
J tint ndded ,
linn of Imiv'h, girl'M ami
Thin in n wry Hlron lino. Try them
uiul If not putixftictory, wo will
limko it to
W. R. Hawley
I. O. R. M.
EGAN TRIBE No. to, Improved Order Red Men,
meet In regular council at I O.R.M. Hall at the Tin
Run.Tnlrtleth llreath ol every Tueiday Night ol each
moon. All Red Men visiting our hunting grounds
are welcome. V. R. MBAD.
A. J. Labm. C of R. Sachem.
p A. E STARR,
Center, cor. High St,
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DR. J. W. VOGEL
Mat established headquarters In Baker City, at Room
No. 14. LynnJale Mock, and will be there at least one
week In each month, and at Sumpter at least two days
In each month. Watch for local notice ol arrival.
C. H. FENNER
Civil and Mining Engineer.
U. S. Deputy Mineral Surveyors for Oregon, Wash
ington, Ijaho and Montana. Engineers for the
Sumpter Townslte Company, Limited.
Underground and Patint Suntayi. Bint Printing
H. T. HENDRYX & CO.,
Mines Bought, Sold and Developed.
Bargains In Sumpter District
SUMPTER, . OREGON
W. A. SAMMS,
DAKCR CITV, : OREGON
Rellable'plins, specifications and estimates furnished
E, A. CLEM Si CO.
Properties liimlnid and Rtporttd en, Mambar.Pert
land Mining Stack Eiehini
250 ALDER ST. PORTLAND, ORE.
CHAS. H. CHANCE
ATTORNEY AT LAW
City Attorney U. S. Commliilantr
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 ot Women. Office, Nelll liloclc; Residence,
Granite Street nca Mill.
Physician and Surgeon
SUMPTCR QENCRAL HOSPITAL
Telephone Main jj.
SUMPTER DEVELOPMENT CO.
Owners of all the choice acreage sur
rounding Sumpter. Inside residence lots
on easy terms. Apply to
SEYAtOUR H. BELL, Manager.
City Recorder and Notary Public.
Agent lor TyrlcUe fire Extinguisher. Sumpter
STOTT & SHELTON, ;
Attorneys at Law.
W. H. W. HAMILTON
Mining and Consulting Engineer,
Mining Properties Examined, Reported
n and For Salt.
Moraine and Neal Code.
E, T. FREEMAN
All Kinds of Work Done at Reasonable
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Rnrtm r First Bank of
tAUUIll Sumpter Bulling
GENERAL DEALERS IN
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