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About The Sumpter miner. (Sumpter, Or.) 1899-1905 | View Entire Issue (Feb. 18, 1903)
THE SUMPTER MINER
Wednesday, February i8, 190$
Fair Description of This Des
picable Class Who Infest
Mutt W. Aldornon, an old tlmo Mod
tnmi nuwHpapur innii, ptibllaliea in the
Western Mining World IiIh views on tho
milling camp bliiclcmitllor which is here
by kIvoii in full.
Tho cupidity of Homu people in mining
camps iilmoHt HiirpiiHHeH comprehension.
With news of hoiiiu mining deals having
been consummated or of onu about to lo
brought to a successful issne, such peo
ple Htp in to nee it they cannot gut n
part of the proceed. Tho more lively
the camp and tho more numeroiiH the
transactions, thu more plentiful tho
vampires of IIiIh character.
In old mining ramps, suffering a dec
line, or in thoNU where hoiiiu onu or more
proKrth'H are mippoHed to bo worked
out, and where hoiiio one Htill haHiilittlu
faith and Ih willing to hIiow it in work
or in an endeavor to interest hoiiiu onu
uIhu to prospect for leadH uncovered or
for oru shoots in thu ld mlncH not
worked out, we have tho hlack(apHr.
I lit it in wlio discourages every effort,
who throwH cold water on every move to
devulop the country. Many a black
capHir Ih an honest man, who Iiiih met
with ho inaiiv failures in IiIh efforts to
find something of value that he honest
ly believes no one will llnd it.
Hut thu blackiuailur Ih never an
hnncHt uinn. 11 Ih endeavor Ih to got
something for nothing. Hu never
Imik'h that ho may prevent u deal's go
iiiK tliroii(li, lie only Iioh)h that hu may
obtain n part of thu proceed.
Thu iiiKuuuity exhibited by hoiiiu of
those Hi'humurH Ih positively amusing
and hoiiiu of their actH nioru ho. Thu
writer ban known u blackiuailur to (Ilea
placer location on top of a patented mill
slto, in an attempt to hold u pile of tail
Iiikh. On another oecaHion particH in an
endeavor to gut something out of what
did not belong t() them, Hied a placer
location on ground already patented an
agricultural land and a uarU location
on laud patented uh placer.
A favorlto scheme. in largo eiticH Ih to
claim a commission or erceiitaKU on
dualH of any coiiHetUuucu. Uunurally,
these elnims uru madu for largo huiiih in
thu hoiu that thu jiorson against whom
they aru tiled may lie frightened and in
duced to part with at leant $1,000 or
2,000. It 1h entertaining to look over
hoiiiu of the pacra tiled in these cases,
In home iiiHtaucu sccilic contract Ih al
loged. Whore there Iiiih Ihhii such a
contract, nay for IIIH), thu party huch for
many Union that uiuount. Some of these
bolstered claims contain xiintn that aru
actually amusing, though thu Hrson
making them may not appreciate thu
fact until the ciihu comes to trial. TIiuh
ill a Hiiit brought not a thousand miles
from thu capital city of Montana, thu
plaintiff allegoH that hu "wuh to furnish
thudefonduutH, ut all Union, hucIi in
foruiatiou aH liu wiih Hspcscd of which
would assist thu dufoudautH in ascertain
lug thu amount of mineral doHslts in
their wliitl claim, ho that they might
make representations an to its value and
effect a Bale." -Thu laughable wrt of
thin case wiih that no mineral deHsitK
had ever been uncovered on thu pro
perty, it wan Hold in Kb Heculative
value, by virtue of ita proximity to good
mine, ho that thu blackmailer's own
complaint gave him away.
Another man known that hu will be
unable to back up IiIh demands on trial
by any proofs ho has to offer, or his
lawyer knows for him; no in bringing
Ids suit he does not allege any agree
ment, but alleges that hu assisted in
making the sale at thu special instance
and request of thu vendor and that bis
services aru reasonably worth f?0,000.
It's a wonder that man didn't bring
suit for the gross amount of the transfer.
When thu casu comes to trial, it may bo
easy to prove that hu never met the
man who purchased thu property or had
anything to do in effecting a transfer.
Then he will get what they call in the
west a "horse laugh."
In n large number of instances where
blackmailers 'thought they would make
money easly, thu wrlper, never know of
but onu instance of a ,man's being even
partially successful. This man had a
claim so located that parties had to
haul over it. Ho obtained $25 for a
right of way. Thu reason ho secured
that nmount was that it was better
liolicy to pay so small a sum than to go
to law about thu mutter.
Hut tho man who brings Biiit for a
large mini, Ih whiped when he brings it.
The defendant in such a case can afford
to appeal to tho surpruine court of tho
United States and no blackmailer over
had money enough to keep up his end in
such a contest ; not, ut lest, witli any
degreu of vigor.
Hut thu blackmailer suffers nlso from
his own sense of hIiuiiio and thu depress
ing iff ect of the active thougl t of tho
community deprecating his actions.
Ho may walk the streets with a brazun
front, but thought Ih an active principlo,
whether expressed or not, and no man
can do that which makes him despicable
among his fellow creatures and not
have it affect him to his disadvantage.
The Mormon Temple.
Tho Mormon temple at Halt Lake City
is no doubt the most substantial and
well constructed religious edifice in tho
United States, if not in thu world.
Corner stone laid April (1, 185,'), cap stone
April (f, 1BH2 and dedicated April (I, lKIKI,
over forty years of constant labor being
consumed in its construction. Thin
nmgiiilicun structure 200 feet long, 100
feet wide is built entirely of Utah white
granite, beautifully carved, symlwlic of
thu Mormon faith, surmounted by six
towers, thu highest being 230 feet from
thu ground, supporting a bronxo statue
of thu u n gel Maroni. Thu cost of this
building is about 1(1,000,000. Theroare
many other attractions at Salt Lake
City of interest to tho traveler or tourist
where a day can bo woll spent. The
Hio Grande 1b the only Trans-con tinontal
route passing directly through Salt Lake
City, where a stopover is allowed on all
classes ot tickets. Tho service of tho Rio
(iraudo linen in unexcelled. Three trains
dally between Ogden and Denver, carry
ing all clusseiJ"fH modern equipment. If
you' are contemplating a trip to tho east,
write the undersigned for information
regarding rates via tho "scenic lino of
tho world :" W. C. Mcllride, General
Agent, M. J. Kochr, Traveling Passenger
Agent, 124 Third St., Portland. Oregon.
Tho celebrated Guild's "the beer of
good cheer" always on draught at Dun
phy's Thu Club.
WITT-THIRD TtAB. lJiJiJ
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