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About The Sumpter miner. (Sumpter, Or.) 1899-1905 | View Entire Issue (Dec. 2, 1903)
Wednesday, December 2, 190$
THE SUMPTER MINER
Started Out as a Mounte
bank And Became a
shrinkage aud millions raulsbltiR,
he lost bia head aud died. Gold
rules the world and the owner of a
successful gold tuiuo or of shares iu a
profitable gold mining company
stands the surest show to reach the
goal of wealth. Mining aud Engin
A MAN WITH A MILLION
MUCH IN DEMAND EAST.
A California agent for au estate
that bad about a mllllou dollars to
1 11 vest iu safe, small interest bearing
securities, was in New York a few
days ago since lookiug for a place
to put it. He called on a bmker to
assist him, who iu turn wrote to a
friend iu Philadelphia about
the matter. The New York Commer
cial publishes the following as the
reply from the Philadelphia gentle
"Aly Dear JHck: I beg a million
pardousl You just rope that Call
forniau, aud do it quick! Count bia
money. Jirlug hi in right over to
Philadelphia on a special train. Pull
besaw tho tronianilniifi ilnKllnn In h..ldow l '" curtains. Don't lot
values of his stock holdings, aud com- uuy,)0,,y s(!0 hini' or b,m 80 yliodr
mltted suloldo. but you. Ulludfold him, if nt'cea-
Uarnoy Ilaruato was ouo of tho w,rJr aU(l luon ,"n1 hlmatlh.- rorner
atraugest characters ever born. The I r ,Jro1"1 ,,ml Ar0,l Hud vn,,r rt"
dato aud placo of his birth, and ' ,s sroil Iu that minute provided
ovon tho nuino of his father, Ih not. "'""J t,,nt uo "" ,,(' 'feparatcd'
nosltlvolv known, m.l ilm tirxi l.it .if trom the million! Ho ain't safo u
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euro history is his anncarauco iu
In 1805, or thereabouts, it was
estimated that Barney Ftarnato, "tho
Diamond King" of South Africa,
was worth 81,000,000,000, tho first
and only mau ever to reach that col
loss.nl wealth. From that high
point his fortuue rapidly ebbed away,
-although when ho died a fow years
later, It was said that ho was still
worth half a bllllou.
The poorest man in tho world, be
cause he could uot staud reverses.
He lost his head wout crazv wbou
South Africa as u inountobnuk.
Ho gave opeu-air exhibitions with a
trick donkey, and tboatrical perform -nces
uudor a teut iu tho diamond
'fields of Africa. Hero he mude h la
.start by buying diamonds. Then,
in combination with Cecil Rhodes, a
mau whose career was fully aa
meteoric and spectacular as that of
liaruato'a itself, he rapidly rose to
'be ouo of the financial giants of the
world. The Barnato-Rbodes partner
ship secured the control of the
-diamoud fields, but their great leap
from obscurity into fame and gigan
tic wealth came through gold mining.
In 1880 South Africa was flooded
with wouderful stories of gold dis
coveries iu the VVItwatersrand district
in the Transvaal, 300 miles north of
Kimberly, the diamoud ceuter.
Stories, wlldor even than those of
early days iu California, were told
and believed. Tho Kimberly diamond
miners went crazy over them. Houses
and lands were abandoued, claims
were forsakeu, ind an lmuiouso stream
of fortune seekers poured over the
deaert wastes to the Promised Laud.
Nine out of ten of theso eagor pros
pectors fouud, to their amazement,
that they had been forestalled.
Barnato aud Rhodes had got in uhead
.and had secured two miles or more of
the very richest of the famous gold
reefs. Theso two men thou began
organizing company after company,
with capital stock ranging from
8500,000 to 85,000,000, the shares
in which wore eagerly picked up Iu
the European rlnanoial contors, aud
wealth poured In endless streams into
tho coffers of all concerned, for the
mines produced by the hundreds of
rollllous of dollars. Shares began
soaring to tho most extravtigaut
.heights. Shares worth twenty-five
cents today, sold for 82 tomorow;
the next day 820, end the following
week 850, to 8100, or 8300.
Nothing like It was ever known,
xoept In the palmy days of the Com
stocks here In California, when stocks
worth fifty oonta to begin with, shot
upwards like a rocket to 81,500 or
more, in some Instances in day.
Of course, the reaction came, and
when Barnato saw the tremendous
minuio in iow lorK. Mnruau or
Rockefeller may slug him any minute
iu the streot aud make off with his
roll, Bo sure aud keep him out of
the way of Russell Sago and Hetty
Or eon wbllo ruahlnng him up to the
Twenty-third street ferry. Do you
'need any secret-service men to assure
perfect safety? 1 shan't sleep a wink
until you land here with him. Why
can't you telegraph tho one mlllou
on ahead aud bring your Californian
along later? You are certainly a
And, Jack a man who kuows a man
who has in tow a man with scads,
these days I Yourswlth more affec
tion than evor before, A. J.
"P. S. : I forgot to say that the
tempor of the Philadelphia public ia
such just uow that you couldn't sell
gold dollars here for ten cents
APPLICATION FOR LIQUOR LICENSE.
Ihi Slate ol Oregon lot
of John Birtlttt
In llit Coun'v Court ol
the Countv of Biker.
In the miller of the application
lor Lounty Liquor License.
To the Hnnonble County tourt of the Count of
Biker, State of Oregen:
I. John BinUtf, do hereby mike ippllcillon for
licence to tell splrltous. milt ind vlnoui liquors for
the perlol of three months, f.om January ill to
Mirch it. 1004, both dates Inclusive, it whit It
known it the IMIf-wiy Home, In Bourne precinct.
Biker coun y, Oregon; said Half-way House being
sliuited on the county agon roil between the City
ot Sumpter and the Town of fliurne, In the Counly
of Biker, Stile of Oregon, inJ being sltuiled about
half iy between bumpier inJ B urne.
Thai there I no mine within one mile of nld Hitf
Wiy House. Thitthe signers of litis petition con
stitute a majority of the legal voters of bourne pre
cinct. JOHN BARTLETT.
Sumpter Oregon, November nth, too).
We. the undersigned, constituting i milorliy of
the lege! voters ol Tlouine precinct In Hiker County,
Oregon, do I erebv respectlullv ask that i Liquor
license be c inted to John Hirtlelt, of the Halt-Way
House, In BoL, ne I'reclnct, Hiker County, Oregon,
for the perlol beginning Jinuiry first, ioos, and
enJing March list, 1004.
J M Doyle, Thos Connolly, J C Burton. W Hanra
hin, M S Mctee. O E Bu nett. Al Young, Asa
Rob rtson, f obert M Slmms, Thomas Doyle, Thorns
Tobln. Ed Haley, B O Kempfu, Ed Turk, A L Mc
Hriyer, G H Tibor, Tom Moore, J P Titus, J T
Stevenson. Hirtey Smith, Walter Self, Arthur Rees,
Fred C Barrett, J T Mahoney. Jake lireen, Ed Mc
Klnley, Harry Allen J J (irabb, Tom Jones, R S
Jenkins, Tom Bale, Cliff Hackett, Guy Iftirls.Thos
Taylor, I Durkee, J B Bill, F M Anderson; Wm H
Ernes, J D McDonald, George Maurln, Chas Wil
liams, A H Weitherford. J F Rusk, Jis McGhee,
W Kellogg, J W Smith, Pest Micey, S A Abel,
Clyde Thus, D Jones, Elmer Tiylor, J R More, B
Burto i, John While, lien Woods.
PHILBRICK & FENNER
MINING 4 CIVIL CNCINCCRS
J. . DC PUT V MINCRALSURVEYORS
EXAMINATIONS AND REPORTS
NULL BLDQ.BUMPTER" OREGON.
How to Get Interest
If you wish lo deposit money for a specified
time and get interest, hiiif it to this bank
vid take one of our Time Certitieates
BANK OF SUMPTER
A. V. GOSS, I'teslJent ind Cishler SIM S. I'o.Mtw. Assl. Cishler
OREGON SMELTING AND REFINING
BUYERS OF GOLD, SILVER
AND COPPER ORES, CON
CENTRATES, PLACER GOLD,
BULLION AND AMALGAM
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Samplers and buyers of Ores and Bullion In any
Ouantities. Assaying and Milling Tests. Stamp
Mill Concentrators and Cyanide Plant in Con
nection. Mail orders promptly attended to.
WRITK FOR TKKMK.
"The writer regrets thefnecessity of lodging
complaint concerniug voui usual excellent
service, but in a friendly, spirit begs to submit
the follewing: Yesterday you sold me lower
nine, car three, on The Pioneer Limited.
But you neglected to advise me that it would
be necessary to have the porter waken me in
the morning, and as there was so little motiou
to the car, I overslept. I have covered a large
area on some of the famous trains of the
Lnited States and this is the first complaint of
this character I have made. I trust you will see
to it in the future that passengers are advised."
The Pioneer Limited runs daily from St.
Paul to Chicago via the
Chicago, Milwaukee 8c St.
H. S. ROWE
134 Third St.. Portland, Ore.