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THE SUMPTER MINER
Wednesday, June 19, 1901
The Sumpter Miner
Official Paper of the Town of Sumpter.
I'UIIIIMILI) tVlUt WIIIMStMY I1Y
C. II. MARSH ANIi J. W. CONNtiLLA
... . 1...5
ALWAYS IN ADVANCE.
rnlrfc6 at the pntdifilce In Sumpter. Orepnn, lor
tranmltlin through the inalli as sreond cl.m
GREAT OPPORTUNITY OFFERED
ON another pane of Till: MlNI-R today
Is printed an advertisement offering S15,
000 In c.-ibh prices to those who can jjticss
closest to the election returns from Iowa,
Massachusetts and Ohio, The plan Is
Klven clearly and In detail. This Is a
bona fide proposition. The association
offering the prizes is vouched for by the
haul In Detroit where the 515,000 is now
on deposit. Till; MINIIN has made ar
rangements whereby Its readers can par
ticipate In the awards. Here Is a chance'
for some one to win a large "piece" of
"A SUAMTliK paper makes the braen
statement in a long harangue relative to
the increased prosperity Inltlils country,
that 'there has never been a boom In this
camp.' Would to God the assertion were
true, but the tacts are this country is but,
just recovering from a most Idiotic boom
that was launched by liars similar to the
Sumpter newspaper man."
So says the l.nwton Standard. The
reference is not to this paper and some
mnytliiiiktli.it Tilt: MlNI-R has no li
cense to get Into the game, no cards hav
ing been dealt to It; but It chooses to take
n whack at this peculiarly and character
istically OregoneMiue sentiment, and that
alone constitutes Its right so to do. Till:
MlNIIK has so frequently combated the
idea cNpnssed by the Standard, that a
"boom" is a curse to any country, that
some of its readers may consider the sub
ject a trl tic threadbare, but the writer be
lieves this to be the paramount Issue of
the hour In this region and will continue
to promulgate the doctrine that n boom Is
what this country needs more than any
thing else on earth. No paper has yet re
plied to any remarks Till: MlNI-K has
made on the subject and It hopes that the
Standard will give some reason for Its
"would to God" proposition, being curi
ous to learn on what ground this idea of
a boom being dreaded as a pestilence Is
based, and believing that it is nothing
more than the (useless opinion of men
with whom "conservatism" Is a fetish
and who don't know the difference be
tween the Idea conveyed by that word
and the secondary meaning of "dry-rot."
It Is true that for two or three mouths
winter before last Sumpter had a boom, a
kindergarten, juvenile, amateur, abortive
boom that accomplished more good for the
gold fields of eastern Oregon than any
thing that ever luppened since the state
was settled by the Whites. It was the
cause of more money being Invested in
our mines during the past year and .1
half than during the preceding decade;
It Increased the Intrinsic value of Sumpter
property four of five folds and the popu
lation In proportion; It did more to attract
the attention of the world to our mines
than did the efforts of the worshippers of
conservatism during the twenty previous
years, and every Individual mixed up Ir
that short-lived boom was benefitted
thereby. Its good effects are still appar
ent, Increasing with time, and Its evil In
fluences have escaped entirely the close,
assiduous observation of the writer. Will
the Standard please point It accusing fin
ger at these alleged boom-blighted consequences?
THE MINER daily offers sacrifices to the
Fates that control the mysterious move
ments of booms, burns Incense on their
altars and petitions that a fully developed,
adult one be hurriedly dispatched in this
direction, one that will send prices of real
estate to the blue sky line limit and cause
eastern capitalists to fall over each other
and themselves In their wild scramble to
buy our mines and prospects being fully
resigned to the Inevitable results of that
law of great Nature, the "survival of the
A summer drink, porter and half and
half mi draught at Mauser's Olympla sa
loon. SUMPTER DEVELOPMENT CO.
Owners of nil the choice acreage sur
rounding Sumpter. Inside residence lots
on easy terms. Apply to
Sl:YAOUI H. BELL. Manager.
Of All Descriptions
Ouo-hulf to (i Gallon
BEAN POTS . . .
Tor llottnn Halted Heans
Ono-lmlf ami Ono finllou
JARDINERS . . .
Call untl wo will Imi plciiHoil to give
W. R. Hawley
B. L. McLAIN
erection op quartz
mills a specialty
All the News
Of all the Fields
Of the Pacific Coast.
fj.oo Per Year
$i.2$ For Six Months
75 Cts. For Three Months
320 SANSOME ST.
DR. J. W. VOGEL
Mas established headquarters In Baker City, at Room
No. t4. Lynndale ISIock. and will be there at least one
week In each month, and at Sumpter at least two days
In each month. Watch (or local notice of arrival.
C. H. l-ENNER
Civil and Mining Engineer.
U. S. Deputy Mineral Surveyors (or Oregon, Wash
ington, Idaho and Atantana. Engineers lor the
Sumpter Town si le Company, Limited.
Undirfround and P.t.nt Surveys,
H. T. HENDRYX & CO.,
Mines Bought, Sold and Developed.
Bargains In Sumpter District
SUAPTER, . - - OREGON
W A. SAMMS,
11AKER CITY, t OREGON
Reliable plans, specifications and estimates (urnlshed
E A. CLEM & CO.
Propittlit tiimlmd ind Riportid on. Mtmbir. Port
land Mining Stock Eiehinfi
250 ALDER ST. PORTLAND, ORE.
CHAS. H. CHANCE
ATTORNEY AT LAW
City Attorney U. S. Commlitlontr
Rooms 2 and 3, First Bank of Sumpter
L. T. BROCK, M. D.,
Physician and Surgeon.
Special Attention (liven to Sureerv and to DIs.
eases o( Women. Office, Nclll Block; Residence,
Granite Street near Mill.
Physician and Surgeon
SUMPTER OENEKAL HOSPITAL
Telephone Main jj.
City Recorder and Notary Public.
Agent (or Fyrlclde Fire Extinguisher.
STOTT & SHELTON, -H
Attorneys at Law.
W. H. VV. HAMILTON
Mining and Consulting Engineer.
Mining Properties Examined, Reported
and For Salt.
Morelne and Neat Code.
ox si 8.
C A.E. STARR.
Center, cor. High St,
Control Work a Specialty
Gold Dutt Bought
Special Rates to Companies
Second Door Wott First list ( loiter
. Sumpter .
GENERAL DEALERS IN
Shelf and Heavy
and Steel Pipe
Fuse and Caps
C. C. Basche
TS rmr mi snsnir
1 NONE TO EQUAL
FILL SIFTER PATCNT
w tt .wniMitrcn wim
X ' HAINE3, OflgQOT.
NO TO QUAL
Sumpter Forwarding Company
:rank j. davey
Control Work a Specialty
aoia CENTER ST.
AKER CITY, OREGON