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THE SUMPTER MINER
Wednesday, September 4, 1901
The Sumpter Miner
Official Paper of the Town of Sumpter.
I'UIIII.SIII II VVh Wlil)M!SI)AY IIY
0. H. MARSH AMD .1. W. (.ONNI-I.LA
One Year . . ..
Six Mcinltit ...
HWm IN AIIVASKI'.
l.nlfti-6 al llic pottnft'ce In Suinplrr, Oregon, lor
transmission through lite nulls a second clan
What ill the world Iiiim iudtttvd tho
OrfK'iiiliin In reeojjiilze I lie existence of
mich 1111 Iniliviiliml iih Oil. 1'iit Demon
tO Kit HI fill IIM to OVI'll lllllllll HIIIIO of
IiIh pertinent louuirkH V
That lnw miit helwoon "I'atH.v" Clark
11111I Mining .Miiyimlc Sweeney, of
.Snkituo, Involving it iiiillloiirlollar prop
erty, Ih pitlumteil with hoiiMilinn. The
HiirprlHhii; feature of tho affair Ih that
Mr. (Jlark, hlnixolf roortod to ho a
punt iimnler of all the t rickn in tho trade,
permitted lilni.-elf tn Ihi cnuuht napping,
allowed hlinxelf to ho torHiiailcl to fell
hi vatitahlo a mine fur tL',000. Sweeney
iHiilleuetl to lme huretl hiiinlreilH of feet
into Uliirk'ii claim from tho 1,'JIMI-foot
level of an iidjoinliiK mino which lie was
operating, takoii out and Hold many
thoiiKamlH of dollarH worth of ore and
then, virtually, "Mviped tho whole
Dl'lilNd recent weekn, on two or three
occiihIoiih, gentlemen have thought re
niarkH umdo in thene column" were in
tended to apply to (IiciiihcIvch or their
proportion and In hhho way coiiHtrncd
them to ho derogatory. In evory In
Htauco they have heen iniHtakeii, and
alwiiyx will ho uudormieh citcumxtaiiceH.
When Tin: .Mim:h folio lomake an un
complimentary remark almut any man,
thorn will he no rdiadnw nf douht in his
mind or llnil of itnv one efoo iik to what
Ih intended, Thin paper never Iiiim nor
never will ro-t'irt ti novardly innuendo,
nor Mieakin' indirect iiiHinmtinii. An
other thing iiIhuiI Tiik Minkii that care
ful rondel rhould liave noticed, fo that
ItH inihHion Ih lint to look for fouiolhiug
in which to pick a Haw It In neither a
whliicr, kicker nor a critic not even a
reformer nor a world regulator, lie main
ohject, ItH paramount foMto, Ih lo inform
the world of the rich mineral roMiiircoH
of eastern Oregon ami oucnuriigo their
doxelopment, liy Molding out n never
oudiuu stream of invilatioifi lo men of
hrains and money to come hero and em
hrace the oittieing opHirliinities thai are
awaiting Ihetu. It congratulates itself
umiii the fact that it has, in u measure,
succeeded in this self assigned task, ami
hoHs to accomplisli still moit' satisfac
tory icsultH in tho future. It Is, thi' re
fore, not a safe proportion lo play any
statement In these columns, the ohject
and meaning of which may he awk
wardly oliM-ure, as a "knoek" at any
Kmii.v in the just passed summer,
Tiik . Minkii urgoil tho cUixoun of Sump
ter to accept It. V.. Strahorn's lihorul
offer to huy tho ImiiiiIh of thfocchool din
Irlcl, to draw only live kt ci'iit interest,
erect a brick hiillding and make our
puhlie schools as ellicient as sissihlc.
It w:'.h Miiulel tatt that the additional
taxation would lie scarcely notichle,
owing to the Miving in rent and the re
duction of the present rale of interest.
It, uik further argued that piod eehoofo
would act as a niuguol to draw families
here to reside, increase our ulatlou
and trade. These facts and uggen
tjons were either unheeded, or wausl
aside with the remark: "Oh, next year
will he soon ciftiugh to talk about build
ing another scliool house."
So soon as the present, time has
demonstrated the wisdom of Tiik
Minkh'h advise. Our schools are not
only not attracting families to Sumpter,
hut their lack of elliciuncy Ih driving
people away from here. One family
will move to llaker City next week, for
the solo purpose of affording the chil
dren better scliool advantages than are
offered here. Three- girls from Sump
ter, one family and half a dozen or
more girls from tho vicinity of Granite
go to Haker City for the same purpose.
These are not all, only those of whom
Tin: Minkii has heard. All should be at
scliool in Sumpter and would be had
the citizens of Sumpter made the best
of its opportunities.
This town is sleeping, dreaming of the
big business it is doing with the trll
utary mining districts. To use a com
mon expression, "there is no string on"
tills trade take the Siisauvillu district,
for Instance, and proof. If it doesn't
wake up soon, It will leant on being
rudely aroused some tine, not distant
day, that other towns were working a
double shift, while we were doing the
self satisfied slumbering net. Sumpter
is doing an immense, prolltable business
this season, and should endeavor to in
crease Ibis trade, instead of being satis
lied and thus stand the chance of lin
ing it. There is no heller opening on
earth than right here for an inteligent,
energetic public spirited man who has
an ambition to he a "prominent citi
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DR. J. W. VOGEL
Has ntabllahed headquarters In Baker Ctly. al Room
No. 14, Lynn dale Block, 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 of arrival.
C. H. rENNKR
' Civil and Mining Engineer.
U. S. Deputy Atlner.il Surveyors (or Oregon, Wash
ington, Idaho and Montana. Engineers lor the
Sumpter Tunlte Company, Limited.
Unditffound and Patent Sanriyi.
W. A. SAMMS,
HAKbH CITY, '. ORIUON
Reliable plans, specifications and estimates furnished
E. A. CLEM & CO.
Propirtln Eiimlnid and Riportidon. Mimbcr Port
land Mining Slock Euhinfi
250 ALDER ST. PORTLAND, ORE.
QHAS. H. CHANCE
ATTORNEY AT LAW
City Mtormy U. S. Commliilontr
Rooms 2 and
3, Hirst Bank of
L T. BROCK, M. D.,
Physician and Surgeon.
Special Attention Given to Surgery and to DIs.
rases of Women. Office. Nelll Block; Residence,
iiranlte Street near Mill.
Physician and Surgeon
SUMPTER OENCRAL HOSPITAL
feli-pluine Main j.
City Recorder and Notarv Public.
Agent tor l-yrlclde I Ire Extinguisher. Sumpter
STOTT & SHELTON,
SAM R. STOTT
J. r. SHELTON
Attorneys at Law.
SUMPTER DEVELOPMENT CO.
Owners of all the choice acreage sur
rounding Sumpter. Inside residence lots
on easy terms. Apply to
SEYMOliR H. BELL. Manager.
B. L. McLAIN
ERECTION OF QUARTZ
MILLS A SPECIALTY
Sumpter m Oregon
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GENERAL DEALERS IN
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and Steel Pipe
" HERCULES "
Fuse and Caps
FALL AND WINTER
W. R. Hawley
1RANK J. DAVEY
Control Work a Specialty
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AKCR CITY, OREGON
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Center, cor. Hlch St. Suaapttr, Orttoa