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About The Sumpter miner. (Sumpter, Or.) 1899-1905 | View Entire Issue (Feb. 25, 1903)
Wednesday, February 25, 190$
THE SUMPTER MINER
Fake "Investor's Adviser" Ex
hibits Its Cloven Hoof
Prom every direction come com
plaints of the horde of publications
that haro sprung into existence dur
ing recent months calling them
selves some kind of mining journal,
investor's guide or adviser; for tho
reason that they are pursuing a sys
tematic campaign of attompted
blackmail. Thoy. all have a few
pages devoted to answering enquiries
from mythical subscribers regarding
tho merits of various mining proper
ties. This is nothing mora nor less
thliu uu adjunct to tho advertising
doparmeutt of tho papor. Tho prop
osition is put to tho mining com
pany, with varying degrees of brutal
directions, to udvortlwo in that par
ticular guardinu of tho Investor's
interest, or proparo for a roast.
As THE MINER has several
times had occasion to remark, thono
fako publications have no bottur
facilities for ascertaining tho value
of a mining proporty than auy indi
vidual, than tho prospective investor
has himself. In fact, their informa
tion, is worso than worthless, for this
reason. They will mako no adverso
roport ou a proporty if tho company
owning it will advertise in thoir
columns, or is willing to pay for a
favorablo wrltoup. No company that
has a valuablo property aud is work
lug ou honest lines will submit to
this spocios of blackmail. It, thoro
foro, stauds to reason that tho wildcats
got tho favorablo notices aud tho
meritorious mines tho roasts. In
vestors should ponder ovor theso
Ou tho thor hand, promoters should
stand pat aud fight thoso black
mailers to a standstill, Iwcauso they
can do no pormauout injury; for the
patouX reason that their circulation
is extromoly limited; thoir editors
arb ignorant of all matters pertaining
to' mining, aud invariably mako
thomsolves ridiculous whou thoy en
ter this unknown realm. Hero is a
caso in prout
A few days since THE MINER re
ceived a copy of tho Investor's Ad
visor, published at Chicago, in which
appeared an article viciously knock
ing the great (Solcouda mino, Cracker
Creek district. Read theso fow
following oxtracts from a half pago
answer to a query pretended to have
been recoived from Hloomiugtou,
Illinois, and judgo for yourselves
whothor or not auy one short of an
irrodomablo fool would bo Influenced
by such a conglomeration of Ignor
anco, aud monducity :
"Tho mines of tho corporation aro
located in Eastern Oregon, near
Sumpter, on tho bolt of tho rich ter
ritory which has yielded ovor 81,
500,000,000 of gold aud gouorally
known as tho Mothor Lodo of tho
Slorra Novada range of mountains.
"All tho rich ore that was takon
out previous to tho construcion of
this mill was shipped to othor mills,
but since tho beginning of operations
with this mill it is said tho work has
been unsatisfactory. Tho mill has
been blamed for not getting values
out of the ore, but we aro inclined to
bolleve that tho values wero not in
tho- ore, therefore-the mill could not
produce. These mines are what is
known as tho propyl! tie veins, a for
mation which blazes out in extreme
richness of freo gold and then van
ishes as suddenly,. Tho miner's
phrase for his Is "pockotty. " Such
mines aro a vory uncertain invest
ment and tho mouoy spout in reach
lug from ouo ledgo to another la
oftou qulto as much, if not more,
thau tho pocket yields when dis
covered. Tho peculiar feature of tho
voiu formation Is that tho rock or
oro situated between theso "pockets"
does not produco values suttlcleut to
"Wo noto that in thoir Uteraure
thoy make a point of tho Mothor
Lodo. Practical minora out west do
not care to wasto auy of thoir money
trying to find tho Mohor Lode.
Thoy have had thoir oxnorloucq in
that 'down in California .and other
places. Such talk may be gqod for
promoting purposes among eastern
investors who do no know much
"Tho oiilcors of tho company
aro all men of good staudidug in tho
west and many of them experienced
in tho mining business aud it is evi
dent that thoy Intend to do moro
thau work ho Uolcouda mines.
Water, whon stored in sulllclont
quantities in that country is a valu
ablo asset for hydraulic, work, power
aud Irrigation. Thoy also have a
couslderablo quantity of tlmlior, tho
quality of which we aro not in
"Guided by information wo
havo recoived from the west, aud tho
history of theso mines, wo aro In
clined to think that it is" a" plan to
unload a disappointing mine ou tho
"tenderfoot." Thoso western bust
nexs mon need capital to develop
thoir country and aro anxious to
lnduco oastoru people to invest out
thoro. This is commendable and
in many cases will prove profitable to
eastern investors, but an Investment
in tho Uolcouda Consolidated Mines
is a vory uucortalu outlook. Such
in lues as thoso liluzo out into wonder
ful richness aud aro again eclipsed."
Tho wrltor is quite as ignorant
of geography as ho is of mining.
Note that ho locates tho Sierra No
vada inoiiiialns in eastern Oregon;
get on' to Ills wlso guy 'skepticism
CONTINUED OX PAI1K 10.
Will he ready (or IniHineHS March 2, UK)!!.
J. H. ROBBINS,
R. H. MILLER,
H. S. DURGAN,
Safety Deposit Vaults
Does a General Banking
THE GEM SALOON
(Successor to Snyde & Stlnson) I
Only the Best Brands of Liquors Servfd Ovir the Bar .
MORE LAND OPEN FOR ENTRY.
Department of tho Interior,
United States Land Otllce,
La Grande , Ore., Feb., 0, 1U0H.
Notlco is hereby given That tho
otilcial plats of the survoys of Town
ships Nos. 7 S. R. 47 E. ; 7 S. R.
48 E. ; and 0 S. It. 48 E., have boon
received at this olllco and the samo
will lie Hied of record in this otlleo
ou Weduesday, tho '15th day of
April, 1003,' and that on aud after
that dato this otlleo will bo prepared
to rccoivo applications for 'tho entry
of lauds in said townships.
E. W. -BARTLETTvRoglster.
S. O. SWACKIIAMER, Receiver
Mining deeds for sale at this otlleo., . i
,11, - M
DR. J., H. DAVIS
Portland Prces .,'
Over Uauhe HarJware Co. ,i i Sumpter., Oregon
FA. E. STARR. ' ' '
Center, cor. High St, Sumpter, Oregon
F. K. 1IOUSON.
Civil and Mining Engineer.
U. S. Deputy Mineral Surveyor lor Oregon, En
gineer lor the City ol Sumpter.
UnftitroiM tut Mint Surveyi. line Printing
QHAS. H. CHANCE
ATTORNEY AT LAW
Clly AUernijf U. t. Caimluliatr
Rooms 2 and 3, First Bank of Sumpter
L. T. UROCK W. II. VOSU
BROCK & VOSE
Physicians and Surgeons.
Special Attention Given to Ear. Eye, Note. Throat
anJ Skin Olieatet. Hely Mot air ap-
paratui lor Treating Rheumatism. m .
Wilton nlock, Sumpter, Oregon.
- Assistant Cashier
Gold Dust Bought
and Exchange Business
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