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THE SUMPTER MINER
Wednesday, December 2, 190?
The Sumpter Miner
OfFICIAL I'AoER OF 1HR CITY OF SUMI'TER
PUHLISHEII BVBRY WEUNEDAr BV
J W CONNFLI.A
T. fl. r.WYNNf. - EDITOR
Entered al th piittiifflce In Sumpter, Oregon, tor
irnmllun through tl) mllt teconJ dm
ALWAYS IN ADVASCI!.
KiimIuhi publications, now Hint t lit
niriiirrt of thi) Kitten Shipbuilding
trilHt Iiiivm been exploded, ant nil
tolling what a wicked hcIioiiiii it was
to roll III" (iiilillc They do not,
Iiowiimh, yet ack ii' ulodgu Hint nil
triinlH urn eonntrueli I, mtirii or less,
on Hid Hiinitt plan. Kvuryhudv'riMiig
lllhC llllM folltlll tllif IIIIMOIOIIH llllllHU
Of till) glglintll! ft nt I:
"Onn iniirry littlti Incident of tlio
gaum was (lit) appearance of young
'(ltininiy directors,' ltint liy it Now
.Forney ctoipuiatlon which makes ti
Hjiccinlly of tlitttn. Ono of these
Imtiily men tostllleil Unit ho Inul otcil
to IncrimHi) tint ciipllul stock from
3,000 tu 815,000,000, and for thtt
iHHimncit or 20,000,000 or securities
For his Hliitrt) in those crcutivc mys
teries or 'high llminco,' lit) got 820.
Ho did not know where important
constituent companies or tlio 'com
bint)' tiro. In fact, hn know very
littlti 11I1011I. Hid business. Why
All lit) hntl to tlo was to
Tlio prico of Indus
sIlOWH llOW IlltlCll COIlll-
donee tint ptilillo pntH In tlio tiust
inkers. Tint 'great lliiiHiclor' iind
tlio I111111I1I1) 'huneo-stooror, aro
brothers under their 'skin.' "
For a ilozen yours Morgan worked
Intelligently fur hii isthmian canal.
It requires time, as well as brains and
Industry, to accomplish results In a
gigantic enterprise, siuih as this, espe
cially when such powerful political
luttunurtM as transcontinental rail
roads are working 1" opposition.
Finally, however, the war with Spain
4jmplin.Bl7.txl tho necessity of this
wutorway, and tho urgency of the
public demand was so strong that tho
railroads' ropiitsDtitatlves in congress
worn foiced to ring olf on their pub
lic opposition. They merely chiitiKod
Hveiy commission, oieiy engineer
ing expert that ever examined the two
routes, out) across I'auiima, tho other
Nicaragua, favore.l the latter ami for
this reason Senator Morgan chain
plouetl it. The lailioad representa
tives suddenly became groat friends
of thn oiiiiul project, but violent par
tisans Of Hid l'uiiamu route. Through
some secret lutlueuce, which has
never yol lieen cxpiuiiit'ii, uiey in
ducetl the army onignoers who hud
Invest litattHl the subject, on Instruc
tions from congress, to reverse their
recommendations In favor of tho
Nlonruguu route, within thirty days
after It was tiled. With this as u
basis, the tliilit against the canal,
under the gulso of favoring the Pan
ma, was carried Into countess, which
resulted tu the passage of tho no
torious Spoouer bill. The purpose
of all this was transparent; It wus
au effort to kill tho euterprlso
through tho medium of discord.
Tho Panama canal pioposltiou bus
been a scandal, a steal, a disgrace
from Ita first luceptlou, Is such today
aud so will remain for all time. Tno
dotalls aro fumillar to the readers of
too preee. No one believes that those
who pretend to favor It Hre honest, or
elfo hope to get Home of the corruption
fund; which, Henry Wutterson says,
ioeB Into tbo millions.
Aud because Senator Morgan has
boon consistent, honest aud is atlll
porHlstent In his advocacy of tho
NicnraHtiau route, opposes tho great
I'liliiiinii fraud, ho has la-en deposed
as chairman of thin senate committoo
and Is tho object of rltliuclo by those
papurs that aro owned by the power
ful thieves and their characterless
echoes all over tho country.
Five Times as Much as They Are To
dayNothing Less Than $50
Ore Gould Then Be
Tho following auuDUUCcmoiits
taken from old uumhois of tho
(icorgetownCouriur iind the Colorado
Miner, (the latter now defunct) give
some Idea of tho cost of treating tho
ores of thut district. Tho matter was
compiled by J. S. Jtaiidall, the
owner of the Georgetown Courier,
ami reads iih follews:
On July '21, 1870, tho Cormau
Kcductinti works of Georgetown
made tho following anneuncement:
"Until further iiotlco oros will
bo reduced at tho Herman Hoductiou
works us follews:
"Surface ores assaying up to 150,
35 n ton. Oro containing but little
galena aud ziuo blond, assaying up
to 150. 145 por ton. For ovoty 50
assay valuo above 1150, or fraction
thereof, hi addition, 12.50 por tou.
"Collom & Co., ut tho Swausea
Koduuiou works (Empire station),
advertised for silver ores, delivered
at their works, in quantities of ten
tous aud upwards, ut tho following
"Oros assaying eighty per cent
lead, reduced for 125 por ton;
seventy por cout, MO; sixty per ceut,
35; fifty por cont, 40; forty
por cout 945; thirty per cont, 50;
twouty per ceut 00; teu per cent,
70; live pur ceut, 80. They
guarantee In return or paid for ninety
por cout of tho loud, depending upon
tho amount of zinc blend and other
deleterious substuuees in tho ores.
"Tho linker Silver Mining company,
whoso works were hi oporatiou ut
llakeivllle, (.(Iruymount), paid for
oies delivered at their works ut the
following rules: For average quality
oie, assaying tlfty ounces of silver to
tho tou, 820 In currency per ton, and
1 hi addition to the 820 for e cry
ounce above tlfty. ' " t :4
"Critic," hi the Mlnlug Imeator,
of Coorudo Springs, adds:
From thu above figures it can bo
reudllv seen that nothing hort of
50 smelting ore could have have
beeu mude to pay. How rapidly
things have progiessed aud Improved
Is shown by tho fact thut today a fair
sized body of oro which will average
ouly 10 por tou, cau bo mudo to
yield a nice protlt, thut Is a profit
over aud above all oxpeuses aud
sulllclout for dividend fund. Smelt
ing rates today, iuoludiug transporta
tion from mluo tu tho smelter, run,
accurdiug to tbo class aud quality of
tho oro, from a trilling amount up to
about 10 per tou, with an average of
possibly 7 por tou. It will be soon,
tborofore, thut tho averugo cost of
smelting and treatmment charges U
today anywhere from one-fifth to
otie-tentb of the rate thirty years ago,
while to the smelters aud the trans
porters of the ore theie is still as
much profit in the undertaking as
PSYCOLOGY OF THE
Secretary of tho Treasury Shaw,
u few weeks ago. speakiug of tho con
ditions of business, declared that
tbo psychological factor is tho most
difficult to deal with. He was speak
ing of the toudeucy of people, as a
whole, to be either too hopeful or
tho reverso all at once blue. Not
withstanding our largo crops aro now
being marketed at good prices;
tintwItliHtHiiilliiu tho farmers of tho
couutry were uevor so freo from
mortages; notwithstanding the wage I
workers of the country never had sol
much money in the savings banks;
notwithstanding curreut purchase i
power was uevor larger; ; notwith
standing the euoimuiisly large bal
ance of trudo now In our favor and
tho present movement of soven or
eight millions of gold to thiscoui'try
despite all, tbo pessimists scorn i
ye to have the call. In 1H03, when
everybody wus blue, thero wus h cur
Now thoie Is no such crisis
wus turlll agnation euuing uner
.... .. .. ..
mutoriul depression. Now freo mw
material doosu't uigtato; for uouody
1. ...... ...... mnnn nt Mm
tariff except by the frlouds of prntec
JJ This yoar'a cotton crop will prob
ably sell for fuuu,uuu,uuu or iuro
nnau wealth. lu one day last week
70,000,000 worth of cotton was
sold in tho American markets to ex
port to Europe. Iu 18011 our crops
were were email and we wero losing
onld to London.
rf,!.. JIU1a..IIh l.li,li ha. rlatralntlArl
started with the over doing of tho'aua i-a inierwK ... """"""
AMW .aMV ... .
nromotlna traffic and the unloading
of enormous portions of stocks on a;
too credulous public. Next lanor
and capital quarreled. Tbo cotton
corner also tended to accumulate fur-
... .11.1...1...... i.,. nu, tw thn
cottou corner is a thing of the past
and the promoters have altogether
gouo out of the business or are bolog
punished, it would seem that the
pessimist should ba retired.
Wo do not want such crass credu
lity as wo had in 1001-2, but the
pendulum now ought to swing further
from tho loft to right. Tho cbnugo
is overdue. But wo yot seem to bo
up iigulust sychological division,
when psycholoyg, accoidlng to the
economic facts, Is duo to multiply.
Jt" Tho reaction, however, cannot last.
Feeling is ulreadyduo to bo iu moro
cheerful harmony with fnct. Tho
coonti y today is far stronger com
mercially aud financially than it was
wheiMho promoters' spree was ou.
E. SANDERSON SMITH
GOES TO CALIFORNIA
0 , Q ... . ,.,.
E. Sandeisou Smith left this after-
noon for southern California. Ills
health baa beeu poor for some months
past aud his physician advised htm
ii ot to remain here during the wiu
ter. Mr. Smith has extensive In
terests iu eastern Oregon, which he
has left in charge of Attorney
While in California he will take
advautage of the opportunity to carry
out tho long chorlbhed wish to pros-
pect a section of the desert that no
prospectors have yet worked in,
owing to the entire absence of water.
Ho will mako arrangements to have
It hauled to him lu large Iron tanks.
Mr. Smith passed through that
country twenty years ago and do
tected many favorable indications of
mineral. No mun who has over
operated in eastern Oregon la more
skilled than be lu readlug the story
of tho rocks In couxlug from their
tho socrets which they reveal only to
The following instruments were filed
at the Baker eountv court house during
the week ending Dec. 2, IIHD'J.
REAL ESTATE TKANSFEKS.
Nov. 11 Jed Sharpo aud wlfo to
A. II. Chlpman, small tract In N. W.
1-4 N. E. 1-4 Sec. 32 T. 5) K. 117 E.
Just north of E. Stoddard land;
Dec. 22, '02 S. M. Haines to
Mrs. S. J. Collins, lots 5 nud 0, Ii.
1, Ilulues; 855.
Nov. 25 Jno. Schmltz et ul to II.
I). Mlkcsell. lots 4 nud 5, 11. 12,
Luck (ilii ; 8150.
Nov. 28 Iru II. Sturges aud wlfo
to J. F. Jumes, lots 11 and 12 B.
1. Stewart's 2nd adn to Hukor City;
N. ' mroii io
' II.... It 1- 11111 nnnu 1,1 Hf
" "'"'"';' " ' V
IU II. ,11' !!
Nov. 13 A. J. Balllngall et al
to Setb Hart, east 10 acrea S. W. 1-4
S. E. 1-4 Sec. 10 Tp. 7 R. 38 E; 91.
Nov 27 E. F. Yeager to W. J.
Hughes, lot 2 and south half of lot
33 B.18, Mix adu. B'y City; 8250.
March 28 E. J. Smith aud bus
band to Mitchell Smith, lot 11 B. B,
Fisher's adn to Baker City; 1.
Jan. 31 J. H. Hutchinson and
wife to W. R. Hutchluson, 200 acres
... . . & l inin n.AB ...
o"" 'wer "r u"' ""
Oregon ;1 .. BI1(,
"""" . " mn .n...
" to J. I. Hutchinson, 240 acres
and 1-2 IIW00m
and uear North Powder river, Baker
county. Oiegon; 1
Nov. 4 A. A. Denny estate ana
heirs to Cora B. Reed , lot 2, B. 7 B
& McComas adu; 9125.
Oct 20 W. II. Mead and wife to
Hewitt Laud Co, 100 acies Seo. 18
T. 10 R. 30; 750.
Nov. 14 M. J. Tabor heirs to
Mhinlo MoEweu, W. 45 feet lot 3,
B. 1, Sumpter; 8500,
Nov. 28 Jno. Schmltz ot al to
Emma E. Stack, lot 7, B. 1, Lack
Nov. 30 Emma E. Srack aud
husband to W. Feruald, lots 0 and 7
B. 1, Lack adu: 8200.
Oct. 22 B. E.
Jacobs et al to
Merchants U. M. k
Dov. Co., Mabel
quartz claim: 81
Nov. 11 .1. S. Bowlbv toll. O.
Peareou, Claudia qartz claim; 81.
Nov. 14 F. M. Martin aud wlfo
to K. J. Martin 140 acres of placer
. ,. a . .
. MVVI WW -.f. w
0 Tp. 7 R. 44 E; 250.
Nov 28 A. A. lllbba, by coroner
to II. K. Brown, McKlnley aud 6
other mlulng claims; 5,553.
Fresh Caneles and Fruit, Choice
Line of Cigars and Tobaccos, at