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About The Sumpter miner. (Sumpter, Or.) 1899-1905 | View Entire Issue (June 26, 1901)
Wednesday, June 26, 1901
THE SUMPTER MINER
IN GOLD OUTPUT.
World's Product $100,000,000
Less Than Previous Year
A press dispatch from Now York,
dated the 21st instant, says that the En
gineering and Mining Journnl will to
morrow publish complete estimates of
the gold output in the United States,
and in then orld at largo for last year.
The figures, $118,435,602, for the United
States, and $255,054,054 for the world at
large (compared with $1)0,158,718 and
$311,505,048 in 1800), do not differ ma
terially from tho estimates of several
Regarding the world's output tho En
gineering and Mining Journal ebserves:
"Tho unfavorable result was due to
tho small contribution made by tho
Transvaal mines, a few only of which
wero operated during tho early months
of the year. Deducting the Transvaal
output lrom tho grand totals for 1800
nnd 1000 tho statistics show an increase
in tho other gold producing countries of
$10,717,000. Tho largest gains woro
made by United States, Canada, Rho
desia and Brazil, while in Anrtralia and
China thcro wcro important decreases.
"In ono respect tho gold situation in
1000 was unprecedented. It has never
before happened that the output of a
great gold producing country has been
suddenly cut off entirely, or almost en
tirely. Tho Transvaal, which produced
$78,070,701 in gold in 1808, was expected
to yield over $05,000,000 in 1800 and
$110,000,000 in 1000. Tho war broko
out in October, 1800 and tho total for
that year was $72,001,501, while in 1000
the only production was from two mines
which wero oierated by tho government
in tho opening months of tho year, and
this work was stopped when tho British
armies reached Johannesburg. Instead
of $110,000,000 the Transvaal appears in
our tablo for only $7,208,800.
" Tho United States, which' in 1800
ranked third among tho groat gold pro
ducing countries, in 1000 showed a sub
stantial increase, which with tho limita
tion of the Transvaal put it in 'first
place in 1000. Australia dropped from
first placo to second place, while Canada
-took the third rank, though at a long in
terval, and Russia the fourth placo.
These four countries produced together
79.2 per cent of tho total."
New Map of tbc Cable Cove District.
'Engineor W H. W.-Hamllton has just
-completed a now map of the Cable Cove
mining district, 17x23 inches in sice,
showing the various properties there,
the mountain ranges, water courses,
wagon roads and trails. Bluo prints of
the same are for sale at Thk Miner of
fice at $1.50 each, sent postpaid to any
address on receipt of tho price.
Haschvood Ice Cream Depot.
We have arranged to receive daily from
Spokane the celebrated Hazelwood ice
cream, which is served by the dish or in
large quantities from our Mill street
store. We also carry a full line of con
fectionery and all brands of cigars and
smokers' goods. The Spokane Cigar
Store, opposite-Ellis' Opera house.
The Minks has arranged with the
Press Publishing association, for some
special inducements for subscribers to
ibis paper. Read page 10; put on your
thinking cap and take the benefit.
"The most powerful and popular explo
'.T.'G."HrisoB,-sfsotlor Giant pow
ContolkUtlon of Machinery Manufacturers.
Tho AlliB-Clinlnicrs company an
nounces that it has acquired tho entiro
business of Tho Edward 1. Allis Co.,
Milwaukco, Wisconsin, Frnxor & Chal
mers, Chicago, Illinois, Gates Iron
Works, Chicago, Illinois, Dickson Mfg.
Co., (exclusive of locomotives) Scranton,
Pennsylvania. Allis Chalmers company
will continuo to build under the samo
management, tho samo lines of ninchln
ory as heretofore manufactured by the
several companies and Iiojvoh to meet a
continuance of tho generous patronage
accorded tho several companies in tho
Revival in the Industry From the
Columbia to the Sltkiyous.
From tho upper Big Bend of tho Co
lumbia to tho Slskiyousof southern Ore
gon como reports of extraordinary ac
tivity in tho placer mines such golden
yields as have not before been taken out
in a decade. It now seems probable
that tho year 1001 will be second only to
tho golden era of the (UK This will bo
duo in part to the cheapness of provis
ions and supplies, together with the
opening up of new lines of transporta
tion ; in part to tho slightly diminished
interest in quartz mining, which has
sent an army of prosectors panning out
the golden bars and gravel ; and in part
to' the lato season and accompanying
high wnter, which enables tho minors to
work tho higher and richer bars, nnd at
tho samo timo cuts now channels and
tears out old auriferous drift and de
posits. In tho feverish rush of 35 years ago a
great deal of ground .was overlooked,
and largo areas that wero unprofitable
with flour at 25 cents the pound and all
else in propoition, should now givo
profitable returns. It is truo "tho Chi
nose followed in the wako of tho early
miner, but thoy aro poor prospectors
and sloworkora, and cling ito primi
tive methods and could not got at tho
higher bars and benches.
But it must not bo assumed that every
man can tako a pick, shovel and blank
etaandgoont and find pay .diggings.
That was impossible, even in' tho flush
days of California ; and is impossible
now in Alaska. When thousands of
miners wero working ounce diggings or
better on the Feather and tho Yuba,
other thousands wero barely making a
living, and still others wero "flat broko."
Nevertheless many will make plucor
mining pay, and others will tako out
handsome little fortunes.
There is something about placer min
ing that calls out the best traits of
American cititonship. It fosters a rug
ged independence and cultivates admi-
table respect for law and manhood. Tho
Spokesman-Rovlow sends its best wishes
to the adventurous men who are out in
the hills, working with pan, rocker,
sluice and hydraulic Spokesman-Review.
Private Table Board.
I will furnish private board to a few
desiring such, at my residence on North
street, near Center. Mrs. O. E. Duck
worth. J. N. Hoffman, at the Mill street bak
ery, makes all kinds of pastry and the
best bread in town. Ice cream of his
owa make daily. Free delivery to resi
dences. Don't overlook an opportunity to se
cure one of the cash prises advertised on
page 10 of this paper.
Those who know the comforts of a
good hotel, always patronise the Capi
tal ; Mrs. Q. B. Tedrowe, proprietor.
Dumphy A Gertridge's Club saloon is
the, popular resort ior.saUlag) and jm
Stamp Mill, Concentration,
Smelting, Converting and
H. V. CROLL, Mer.
Spokane, Washington, Office,
WOOD OR IRON FRAME
Boilers and Waterwheels
Hammond Mfg. Co
Joshua Hendy Machine Works
Nos. 38 to 44 Fremont Street
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Moisting, rumpine an
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Giants, Water Gates and
Saw Mill Machinery. Hv
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Hvdraullc Rivlted Pine. J
Water Wheels and Water
Motors, Engines, Hollers.
Pumps and Machinery of
every description. j rf
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