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About The Sumpter miner. (Sumpter, Or.) 1899-1905 | View Entire Issue (Sept. 4, 1901)
THE SUMPTER MINER
Wednesday, September 4, 1901.
Plant on the Ground and Con
struction Being Hurried.
Tim iiFMiriuici! of 11 Mueller nil Dixie
cruck Iiiih (tivcii considerable impetus to
the iuirt mining in tin- (JimrtzbnrK
difirifl' 11111I coitMldcrablc development
work Sh Ix'inn done.
A Minor rcprcccntutlvi) vMted the
citi' of thu .Standard Smelter cumpany'H
new venture, on Monthly. Ilu wan
eourtcoiiHly received liy.l..l. Parker,
who, during thu iiIim-iico of Mr. Kelly
ban cliurpu of tlio work.
'I'liu workH uri! Hltuiitcd u little, over
4 of a inlii! from tint iniiiii clmft of tliij
coiiiiiuiy'H mine, tliu CoppiT King. A
Hood uniili! Iiiih been cMnbllHhcd'for tint
tramway from mini! to Hiucltcr. An
cany crude Iiiih been purveyed iivt tlio
hill to the Noith I'ork of Dixit creek,
mill a roml will bo built, making mi cany
Imtil to llic Hiiicltrr front tliu proportion
in Unit (llxtriet
Tlii) work on tin) Hincltor itnclf in be
Inn pushed iih fiint iih it ciin bo, with tint
ini'ii available, mill tlm material lit
Tliu ground In cleared, mid tlm founda
tloiiH iiro ri'iidy for tliu viirlotiH build
lugH. A Hiilirtliiiittul eribb-work founda
tionlHiill but ii'iidy to iidiuit of tliu
machinery Ih1ii(! nut up. Tlio ImilerH,
engine, puinpH, nklpwuy, hot-air blunt,
lire-brick, building brick, in fact every
thing in on tlm ground. Tlm heuvient
work will bi) to get tlii'M) In place;
meanwhile the framing mid crib work,
under thu olllclent hiiiktvIhIoii of Mr.
MiiHbrm'k, in rapidly approaching com
plotlnu, mid it in I'oiilldi'iitly expected
that the big Want furnace will, iih Mr.
HiiHbriH'k naively oxproHM-H it, "lie
blown in" with tlm tirrl miow.
hi t'oiiviTNitioii with Mr. Parker, tliu
"Tliu work Iiiih Ik'i'U neccH-arily nlow
fioiu tliu htiirt. To get 11 good, Milid
foudiitimi for our i' fib work, on which
thi' hi'iiNii'ht machinery will -tmul, wo
luidtoi'Ut uwiiy tliu hIiId of tlio hill.
It wiih him! mid 1 1 envy work, but nil
IiiiiiiIh weiii pulled together, mid, bar
ring tliu placing of tin uiiii'hiui'ry, tliu
wnit in now over. Theio in not niiieh
to chow iippiiruntly, for nil our luird
work, but I inn uioiu thmi Kitii-lled,
i-oiiflilcrlng tliu ditlh'ultii'H wt liiiM) hud
to I'oiiti'iul with."
Mr. Parker In a veteran of tin) Span-Mi-American
wtir, holding rmik in tlm
trmihxirtutioii department of l.iiou,
I. I. Ilu in iuui'Ii plcai-ed with tliu out
look mid pitslii'tH 11 Hpli'udld future for
tliu inlni'H of tliu iJimrUhurg illntriot.
I'riiriu I'ity Miner.
COPPER MINING INDUSTRY.
'Interfiling Factt Regarding its Rapid
Growth In Rtctnt Year.
A ruport will MHin I hi it-Mied by tlio
Interior department of tho geological
nimey on tliu i'opKr miniiiK mid Hiuelt
iug industry of tlm I'uilcd Staled in
ItHKl.. Thu iniltiHlry wiih exceedingly
MirceroiiH during the yeur. Values
remained ut a relatively high level and
while 'Home of tin; great producers,
through a variety of causes, did not
eon tribute iih niueli nietiil an in furiner
years, others largely increased their out
Thero mum vory nrt-n nctlvlty lit tlio
oningof tho old mines and tlm devel
opment of now proper! ten, but only a
few rouched tliu productive Mago in 11KX).
Ono by one, tlio roort nay, they will
itpK.'ar ai H'llvrH in tlio eoper market
In 1IK)1 mid 11102. The reort contnlnH
figures showing the great strideH niado
in the mining of copjier since itH inci-p-tlon
iih an industry in the United Stnti'8.
In 1815 the total output of the entire
country wiih only 100 tone In 18-r0 It
wiih (ITii) (oiih; in' 1KC!) 12,500 tons and in
1880, 27,000. Since 1880 Montnna and
Arizona luivu entered the field, and the
yearly output Jinx increased by leapHiuid
hounds. In 18KI! the output wris Til,
57()toiiH, hi lKIK)(),ll5,(ti;(l tmiH and in
1IKX) the uroHH total tonnage of mined
cfMipur wiih 270,fi88 tonn.
In tlie comparatively early ntago of.
the copper iudtiMry, that in prior to 1880,
w lien tlm new lleldn in Montana and
Arizona hepm to make' theiiiKelveH im
portant fartorn in tliu output of the
rnited HtutcH, by far thu ftrento.it pur-,
cciitiiKu of the total output cuiiiu,froiii
thu Lake Superior reuion. In 1840'tlm
percentup) of the Lake Superior pro
duel of thu total output wiih 1)11 ; in 18ft),
HH; in IHtH), 115.1, and In 1880, 8L'.L'.
With thu dNi'ovcry of thu Montana
and Arizona mint'", however, tlio per
t'cutauof the total product of copper
inlni'H in thu hike Superior rcKlnn lie
Han to dccrciiM'.
It wiiHLtt.7 in 1SSH, III. I in I81H), and
In ItltV) 111.5. The exportH of copper
from the I'nlted Staten, have cteadily
liicreiiHed during the hint few yearn. In
1KIKI, HO.IIttU toiiH of fine copper were ex
Hirted;iu 181IK, VJTi,VAKi tonn; in 18118,
110,115 toiiH, and in 1000, 100,0S'J tonn.
Thu lieiivieHt exportH took place in thu
llrnt half of ItHM), when lH),7i:i lotift tonn
were nhlpped. Thu product of Montana
in 1000 broke all rccordH, being 770,7118,
A'M kiiiiiIh, wliilu in Arizona tlieru wiih
UHliiiht falling off.
ONE ADVERSE OPINION.
IF F. C. BRODIE
j SPECTACLES j
OPPOSITE NEW HOTEl, GRANITE STREET.
Walla Walla Paper Quote a Prevaricating
Thu Walla Walla Union ipiotcH one,
Kil (Jroirory, an wiyliiir, after tbrowiiiK a
lniuipiet at Maker City : "Smnpter, how
ever, about which tlieru wiih mi much
excitement uImiiiI eighteen moutliH ago,
Ik dead and thu fuw men who havu re
iiiaiued in IiuhIiichh and havu nurvived
tlio collapi-o may live tliroiigh and con
tinue to oxint, hut they havu loon ago
lo.-t wliatuMT ideiiHtliey may havu once
pom-HHod relatlvi) to thu future, of thu
"Maker City will never Iki a largo
city. There in nothing to niaku it w.
Tlieru in not an acre of what one would
call good laud near It. It in iiiiucH,
iniiicH, all iiiiucH. The country about
there Iiiih all been explored mid all of
the mines which uxiftH thero have been
"A nhort tln.u ago I vinited Smnpter.
That place 1h jur-t waiting for Mime one
to come along and bury it. There aro
pcoplu there who can't get away and
there are other who niaku a living.
No one in doing more than pacing well
and there were hundred who left all
they bad without other return than ex
perience." Of couri-e, there in hoiiio roanon for a
man lying with thin baxelcHH abandon.
Whether thin man Gregory was refuneil
a hand-out here ; or received a rubuff on
a larger wale, Tiik Minkk can't wiy,
but it in a mire thing that Hiiuething no
curreil in Smnpter to dlnpleaio him:
otherwise bo wouldn't havu drawn
ipiite ho long a bow.
One thing in certain, however, that
bin Htatcmont regarding the farm hunk
in Haker county ami that other xUrt
llngly deprcHdlng information, that "nil
the mine which oxint thero have been
found," Ih proof inwitive that ho Id a
chronic thickhead who knows nothing
aUmt thin or any other mining region.
Head page 10 of thi paper and see
what Tiik Minkk offero ltn MtUcriboni.
n hi) 'LtLH ib k
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