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About The Sumpter miner. (Sumpter, Or.) 1899-1905 | View Entire Issue (June 26, 1901)
Wednesday, June' 26, 1401
THE SUMPTER MINER
Ours is Far The Better Min
ing; Region Today.
Editor Minkr: I have been in Cali
fornia two weeks. I have, by observa
tion and inquiry, informed myself pretty
thoroughly of the mining situation in
this state, and it all convinces mo that
Sumpter mining district is as progres
sive and perhaps more promising than
anything in California.
I am now in Placer county. Adjoin
ing on the north is Nevada county, two
of the oldest mining sections in tho
state, and one of them tho largest pro
ducer in the state.
From all I can see and learn, less pro
gress has been mado in the past four
years, in' tho way of developments, than
was made in any ono of your districts
during last season, and I am sure the
output of several of tho Sumpter dis
trict mines exceeds tho best in either of
thoso two counties, notwithstanding
their age and reputation.
Comparisons are said to bo odious, but
a comparison of tho mining outlook
here and in eastern Oregon will certain
ly projudico an impartial observer in
favor of tho Northwest.
In Sumpter wo sometimes get tho
idea that it is a little slow and that
greener fields exist over tho hills, some
whero elso, but a trip into such favored
sections will soon convince one that
Sumpter and its surroundings are all
right. I .believe thoro is no better fiold
known I certainly do not believe thoro
is one in this state.
Wo, in Sumpter, think unless a big
mine is discovered and opened each sea
son that tho country is going back. I
find men still prospecting hero on ledges
they were at work on four and six years
ago, and lmvo no idea whatever of
throwing up the spongo, and there are
lots of them, which if in Sumpter dis
trict, would have been abandoned tho
first pennon I know of four mines here,
and hereabouts, that have had moro
money, and four times tho time spent
on them than on your biggest producers,
that have never dreamed of paying a
dividend, and it is safe to say that the
number of dividend payers all over tho
state can be numbered with two small
It is probable that what I say is well
known to mining operators, and that is
the reason so many look over tho east
ern Oregon gold fields.
Ten years from now I verily belie vo
the Sumpter district will bo world fa
mous for its gold production and its
prosperity. 1). J. Watson.
Auburn, California, June 21, 1001.
Prompt attention to orders for cut
flowers and floral pieces. City Green
House, Baker City, Oregon.
A summer drink, porter and half and
half on draught at Hauser's Olympia
Read page 10 of this paper and see
what The Minkk offers its subscribers.
Draught porter at E. E. Hauser's
Olympia saloon, opposite the post office.
Notice on page 10 what Tub Minkr
offers immediate subscribers.
Something to depend upon Giant
Always reliable Giant powder.
Never fails Giant powder.
Use Giant powder, fuse and caps.
An Excursion to Cincinnati.
Tho official route selected by tho so
ciety of Christian Endeavor for their
International meeting at Cincinnati,
Ohio, July 0th to 10th, is O. H. & N. Co.,
Oregon Short Line, Rio Grande West
ern Railway, Denver & Rio Grando Rail
road, Uurlington and Big Four systems.
Tho delegates and their friends will leave
Portland on the evening of July 1, stop
ping en route at Salt Lake City, whoro
they will bo joined by tho California
and Utah delegations. Cordial invita
tion is extended to all, whether En
deavorers or othorwise, who are contem
plating an eastern trip, to join the
party. Further particulars may be ob
tained from Rev. A. J. Montgomery,
transportation manager, Oregon City,
Or., or the Rio Grando Western Rail
way, No. 122 Third street, Portland, Or.
Are now in effect to Buffalo, Now York.
Do you expect to attend tho Pan
If so, do not buy your tickets until you
have investigated the services of tho IL
LINOIS CENTRAL Railroad.
Our accommodations are tho best that
can be had, our trains are always on
time, and employes courteous and ac
commodating, Through tourist cars from tho Pacific
Coast to Boston via Buffalo.
If you will send fifteen cents in stamps
to address givon below, wo will forward
you, by return mail, ono of our largo 34x
40 inch wall maps of tho United States,
Cuba and Porto Rice.
Any information regarding rates, ac
commodations, service, time, connec
tions, stop-overs, etc., will bo cheerfully
furnished by B. II. Trumbull, Com'l.
Agent, Third Btrbet, Portland, Ore.
Genuine Slyvnlte In the Washington.
W. Sexton camo in from tho Washing
ton mino Friday. Ho called at this of
fico and informed us that they had
struck tho gonuino sylvanito oro. A
tunnel was run into the hillsido 175 feet,
about 00 feet from the top of tho hill,
and when about 75 feet in, they struck
some coarse (told, in tho shape of flakes.
Therefore, when in about 175 feet they
turned buck and sunk a shuft down ut
tho placo whero they struck tho coarse
gold. They wcro only down 10 foot in
tho shaft when they struck tho sylvan
ito ore. They ulso found considerable
of tho fluko gold, of which, ono flako was
measured with a string around tho edgo
of it, and it meusured five inches. Prai
rio City Minor.
Order ice cream, pastry or all kinds of
bread from J. N. Hoffman's bakery,
Mill street, next door to Golden Eaglo
Only the best brands of liquors and
cigars at the Club saloon of Dumphy &
Straight porter or half and half on
draught at Hauser's Olympia saloon, op
posite the post office.
LINES OF THE
Sumpter Transportation Co.
CARRYING U S. MAILS.
i:o p. m. Lv Sumpter Arl io:o a. m.
i:io p. m. Ar CIINoril Lv I i.oo a. m.
luo p. n. Lv Cllfforil Arl vt .
r;y p m. Ar Auitln Lv yoo i. a.
Connecting- Austin with stages for Canyon City
and Inurlor points.
4:40 p. m. I Lv Clifford Arl t:o
yoo p. m. I Ar Bonania Lv I t:y a. m.
Connecting at Bonania with states for Pyx.
Roblnsonville. Worley, Virginia, Don Juan and
ia:jo p. I Lv Sunnier Ar I iaoo a. as.
,:y p. Ar Granite. ....Lv I r.00 a. m.
Livery at Granite to North Fork. Red Boy, Ban
sette and adjacent nines.
STAR BREWING COMP'Y.
IN KEGS, BARRELS OR
BOTTLES AT PRICES
ASK FOR HOP GOLD
RIO GRANDE WESTERN
IN OWMIOTION WHIM Tilt
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COLORADO MIDLAND RAILROADS
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THREE DISTINCT ROUTES
MOST MASNIFICENT SCENERY
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MO. W. HUNTS, Om'I Peee'r ., Lake OMy
ej Bottling Works
Gagen & Sloan, Proprietors.
Manufacturers of all kinds of car
Donated drinks and ciders. Or
ders filled and shipped on short
SUMPTER, - OREGON
Capital Stock $20,000
J. II. Robblni President
J. W. Scrlbcr Vice-President
R. H. Miller Cashier
J. W. Scrlber R. II. Miller
Claik SnyJe J. II. Robblns
Trniiracta n General Bunking nnd
E. P. Bergman &
Mill Street, Wood's Building.
AUSTIN MEAT CO., Props.
Butcher and Packer
Fresh and Cured
Sausage of all Kinds
Placer and Quartz Location
Notices for sale at this office.
Send THE MINER
to your eastern friends.