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About The Sumpter miner. (Sumpter, Or.) 1899-1905 | View Entire Issue (Jan. 21, 1903)
THE SUMPTER MINER
Wednesday, January 21. 1903
The Sumpter Miner
I'UHIISHCI) EVERY WEDNESDAY HY
tnterea at ttie pottnfflce In Sumpter, Oregon, tor
transmission through the mails as second clan
ALWAYS IN AtlVANCE.
Tlit-ie in no necessity for Ixioming
ttnmptor or the wonderfully productive
fields of itold of which "the pride
of the Itlue MiiiintiiiiiH" Ih the center.
There can hu no exugeration however, in
tho statement that Huh Ih about the
inoHt lively and progressive mining camp
in the west. More mines are producing
and mo-e are being develoed at pre
neul lltaii at any time in the history of
the camp. .More people are employed,
nnil no one, no matter what kind of em
ployment they are llttcd for an long aa it
in a vocation unliable to the conditioiiH
of the country, need be idle. Merchants
and other Hay that money Ih plentiful.
To mini tip thu whole mutter, there are
few if any more proHterouH or progres
nlve HeetimiHof the United Stated than
the lllue and Greenhorn moiintaiiiH of
Conhiiikiiino the great extent of the
eastern Oregon gold Ileitis and the Hum
Uir of gold bar of bullion, tona of flip
ping ore mid ciirloadHof richcoucentrateH
that are continually being sent out.
There are fewer stock compaiiieH Helling
sdiarca on the market than any mining
section of one tenth its area in the went
Thin alateiueut niaj appear mirpriHing
to many who have not given thu subject
much thought. It Iuih lieen said that in
one half dayH walk around thu camp of
Republic, in Washington, one can nee
more Mocked iniiieH than there are in all
thin vast region. Cripple Creek, in
Colorado, with a much less area Iuih
many, many more mine Htocked. The
miiiic can hosaid of all other gold pro
duciug hcc liotiH. There Ihoiiu important
fact to the credit of the Mocked
iniueH of eHMtern Oregon. Every mine
on which ntock Ih Mug Hold in working.
Altout every dollar realized from the
nale of shares U put into the ground and
nidn jiiHt that much in developing the
From the Iron Dyke Mine.
William Anlilty is up from the Iron
Dyke copper camp this week and reorts
thureival of activitieH in the mining
intcrcritH of that Hection. Work wnn
resumed on the Iron Dyke mine Jan
iary I, and Mr. Iteed, of Colfax, Wash.,
who Iuih a Uiiid on the l.ime I'eak, lie
longing to McmirH. Shiiuuau and Stover,
4iu the Idaho Hide, is in the camp and
has made a payment of f 1000 on the
proH'ily, and will put a force of men to
work on a i'00 fool tunnel at once. Mr.
AHhby and partuerH will piiHli develop
ment on their property during the rent
of the winter. Sampled of ore from
thin property, which Mr. Aidihy brought
out, are a guarantee that they have a
mine second to none in the camp.
Articlea iucorvoratiiiK the Cracker
Kloudyke (Sold Mining and Develop
ment company have been placed uxin
lie at the ollice of County Clerk Coinlw.
The iucorMiratorH are T. J. Ma renin, S.
O. Coolldgo, A. O. Kennel, M, W. lifck
with, and Charles II. Chance. The
company propoaea to engage in a general
milling business, with headquarters at
JJourne. The capitalisation la 1,000,000 j
ahare at the par value of f 1 each. .
No headache front Giant powder.
Report of the Chief for the
Frank G. .luwett, Chief of thoSiiinpter
Fire Pepartiiient, submitted his report
to thi) mayor mid city council on the
loth itiHt. Following in tlio report in
I herehy Hiihmit my second annual
rcH)rt hh Chief of thu Sumpter Fire
Department, for the tierind beginning
the tirst day of January, 1IKW, till the
Hist day of Dercmher, 11K)'J, iucluHivu:
Fire Department, Jan. I, inOL,.f,174.5t
Added during the year IDOL'. . . . 100.1)0
Total valuation of property... $5,274.4(1
Cash in hands of Department
Total assets ill charge of Do
purtineut $5,41):t.4 1
The Department has no liabilities
Total number of men enrolled.
Droiiiied for iion-a t tendance. . . l.'i
Absent with leave 5
Honorary members. 1
Total active mcinltership.
Firt'H : General nlariiiH. .
I.ohh to citizens too small to be esti
mated. The excuse of the Department,
hrielly summarized for thu year, Ih hh
Water company $1,282.50
Apparatus and supplies 100.110
l.ulxir and repairs 21.50
Special lire patrol 08.00
Chief Fire Department 110.00
To members for live tires 3X00
Hydrants have been inapected once
each mouth, according to the seasons of
the year, and as conditions made it
necessary for the chief of thu depart
ment to keep inf'irmed regarding the
serviceability of the hydrants. At thu
date of the iHst lnsH'ction of the past
month all hydrants were in good condi
tion, with one exception, and that Iuih
since been repaired. An ample supply
of water, with pressure of ulxuit eighty
pounds, is now had, and all apparatus
is In good condition.
You are to be congratulated iimii the
small loss to thu city for the year from
tlrcH, and, while good fortune and the
vigilance of the firemen have each con
tributed their share, I most earnestly
call your attention to the growth of
Sumpter and its growing needs. While
the present hose has Iteen adequate for
all tires in the past, yet the closing up
of hulldiuga on former vacant lots, the
building of long frame structures, and
the absence from our city ordinances of
a tire limit, make it almost a necessity
for more hose as an additional safeguard
to our prctent equipment.
A hydrant should bo placed at the
corners of High and Columbia streets.
In this connection I would suggest to
the council that no more single hydrants
bo bought, and that double liydrantH lie
purchased and substituted for the
singles on Granite and Mill streets, and
the single hydrants now in use there tie
placed in the residence 'portion of the
city from time to time as they may be !
ret) u i red.
I would also recommend the repair
of the roof of the hose house at the city
hall, which in leaking badly, and will
en u so damage unless placed in better
Trusting that this report will meet
your approval, and hoping that the
present year may be marked with com
plete co-operation in the protection of
city property, I remain,
F. G. JKWKTT, Chief.
Shoes of all kinds at Neill Mercantile
E. P. Bergman &
Mill Street, New Building.
DR. J. H. DAVIS
Over Batch Hardware Co. Sumpttr. Ortgon
C A. E. STAHR.
Center, cor. High Si, Sumpttr, Ortgon
F. K. HOI1SON.
Civil and Mining Engineer.
U. S. Deputy Mlntral Surveyor tor Ortgon, En
gineer lor the City ol Sumpter.
Us'trinitd tad Pattat lirtt. Hit Prlatlaf
CHAS. H. CHANCE
ATTORNEY AT LAW
City AMtrsty U. S. Ctaalitltair
Rooms 2 and
i, First Bank of Sumpter
L. T. HUOCK
W, II. VOSI
BROCK & VOSE
Physicians and Surgeons.
Special Attention Given to Ear. Eve, Note, Throat
nj bkln Ultcates. Hety Hot air ap
paratus lor Treating Kheumailtm.
City Recorder and Nolarv Public.
Agent lor Fyrlclde lire Estlnf ulther.
)R. PEARCE A ANDERSON
Physicians and Surgeons
SUMPTIR OBNeRAL HOSPITAL
. . I OFFICE. Main ill.
Telephone j hospital Main ptt.
. Sumpter . . .
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