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About The Sumpter miner. (Sumpter, Or.) 1899-1905 | View Entire Issue (Jan. 13, 1904)
THE SUMPTER MINER
Wednesday, January i? t94
D. L. KILLEN RELATES A
CHEEREUL STORY, TOO
s rrom eastern Drancnes to me
Effect That There is a Good Demand
For Mining Stocks.
And now, I).
L. Killen comes to
chinrfiil ntory iiliout
tlio front with h
mi iniiniv(til mining Htoek nuiikut,
confirming tlio nrtiuln pultl IhIiuc in
'I'll.. Mlmir Mill l(i.lut jwftijl I .... Aliti
..... ......... ........,....,,, i.iKiii.iuiK linn
matter, on thu authority of Wheeler
& Company, tlio Now Vork brokors
mill ImukurH, t tint iiru operating ox
tmiHlvtily in eastern Oregon propor
tion. Today ho stated to 11 Minor
"Yes, my roportH iluriuK tlio punt
fow ilHyM from nil our oHHtoru liiiiuoh
OltlOOH HDI Of till) IIIOHt encouraging
imtiiro. From thirty to sixty ilayu
ago thliiKH lookoil rather blue, lint
tho whiilo aspect of tho HitiiHtlon has
changed hIiioo tho first of tho yoar.
At that tiniB largo sums of mouoy
wont paid in iutoroHt and dividoudii.
Tba people who received thlH
money are now looking for invest
ment, and the best feature of the
situation la that they are looking
toward the woat. Itecout exposures
of queationahle deals on Wall street
have ahakon puhllu coufldoncoln that
imrtor, and wo am going to receive
tho bouotlt. TIiIh 1h unruly going to
bo thu lnuit yoar tho gold fields of
eastern Oregon Iihh ovor ox per
Ho also oxproHHod hiniHolf ax highly
elated ovor (ho complete success,
judged from a mechanical mid scion
tillu Htaudpolut, of tho initial run of
tho Hiuoltor, Haying (hut arrangements
Tho paity of Midway people from
Iowa, aud North Dakota, composed
of Ij. Van llecke, II, J. itoau, aud
W. II. Rogers, aftei visiting tho
property, loft yesterday afternoon for
Portland, to loturu Thursday.
Tliey wore very highly pleaded with
tho development of tho Midway, and
aro going l.auk to tho mine again tlio
last of tho week, when tho crosscut
from tho 100 foot station will have
reached tho vein.
lu addition to visiting tho Midway,
tho party wont through several mines
in tho Cracker Creek district.
J. PIERP IS KING
OF GAMBLING FRAT.
A Washington correspondent
quotes Commissioner Richards, of tho
general laud ottlco, as saying that J.
1'lerpont Morgati is tho head push lu
will noon bo inudu for continuous
Mr. Killou and family will lonvo
for tho OiiHt Wednesday, to lio gone
porhapn Hixty dayH. Mrs. Klllcn uud
tho children will remain with lior
motlior In Nebraska, while hn makes
a trip of Inspection to tho money
ooutorH lurtlior ciiHt.
Thoro sooms to bo a general quick
ening and HtronKthouiuK of the min
ing stock market in tho eaat. O. C.
Wright, general manager of several
proportion, notably, the Hlun Hlrd,
Iliickhorn aud Muck llutte, for which
Wheeler A Company, of New Vork,
are II sea I agents, bears out the state
ment in regard to tho bettering of
the market, made in the last issue of
The Miner, as far as Sumptei proper
ties aro concerned. Mr. Wright makes
practically the same statement. Ho
says that during tho last ten days
moro stuck has been sold than during
th'i previous two months. He looks
for tho coming year to be one of tho
most prosperous lu tho history of
(Hack liutto stock, Mr. Wright
thinks, will bo put on tho market
within tho next few days, or just as
soon as tho litoraturo la out. He
thinks that at tho outside a mouth
will see tho sale of all tho stock it is
Intended to sell at this time.
tho gninbllug fraternity. This is tho
way Mr. lticlmrds sizes up tho situa situa
teon: "I toll you gambling Is ono great
system. It begins with the little fry,
mill culminates at a common center.
Out lu tho west, on tho ranches,
tho cowboys would bo paid otr at the
end of a week, they would gam bio
among themselves, with tho usual
result that at tho end of tho play
some ono of tho party would corral
most of tho mouoy. This successful
player, delighted ovor his success,
would hustle off to the nearest town,
aud got into a game with somo of
tho tin horn gamblers so common
throughout tho west. Ho would lose
his little pile aud return to tho
ranch, while tho successful tinhorn
follow would hie himself to the larg
est city of tho state, and in turn lose
to a moro successful sharpor. This
city sharper, elated at his streak of
good luck, would take au early traiu
and stake his pile iu tho stock mar
ket, either at Chicago or at New
York, and, lu duo time, would lose
all, J. Pierpont Morgan would wlu
on the last deal, aud ho always wins.
"Of course, at each successive
stago of tho interesting game of gam
blers, the number of suckers multi
plies. Tho town gambler stacks up
his winnings from a series of easy
marks from the towns, and so It goes.
Hut in the end the gambler's money
finds ita way into the stock market,
and into tie pockets of J. Pierpont
THOUGHT HE WAS
BEING HELD UP.
Tho average stranger who visits
Sunipter on other business than that
connected with the mineral Industry,
comes with the idea that he Is going
to bo hold up, have sundry blocks of
mining stock unloaded on him, regard
less of his wishes in the matter. So
strong is this impression among a
great many that the very mention of
tho words miner or mining is taken
for a slgual to stand and deliver.
This was Illustrated a day or so ago
when a Mluor representative ap
proached a clerical lookng stranger
whoso presonco and appearance wero
suggestive of a "Btory. "
After duo introduction, in which
the stranger evidently caught only
the word "Miner,' ho visibly paled,
aud gesticulating lu an excited man
"No, no, you can't soil me any
mining stock I
not au ounce I
Not a pound of it
I am not here for
Ho was told to keep his shirt on
momentarily, aud oxplanatlous set
him at eaao. Ho aoemed greatly re
lieved aud was the pink of affability
when be found out that there was no
intention to sell him mining stock.
ARRIVED THIS MORNING
A party of Midway people from
Iowa aud North Dakota" arrived this
morning aud loft at once to inspect
tho property. Tboy were L. Vau
llecke, of Sioux Falls, a director
in tho company, 11. J. Roan, Jlowa,
and W. II. Kogors, North Dakota,
stockholders. (!. M. Anderson, of
Inwood, Iowa, is coming by another
route, aud is expected iu another
The party went out to tho mluo
with Harry Houdryx to make an in
spection. They will remain iu tho
city for several days.
Rich Strike in The Cougar.
Last Friday, Not liabcock, while
working in tho Kid tunnel of tho
Cougar group, lu au uprise drifting
north on au intermediate love),
struck four inches of high grado free
gold ore, which is very rich, just
speckled with coarso gold. This
property, the Cougar group, is situ
ated on Cougar ridge, at Quartzburg,
aud is owned by Marsh Howdl, of
this city, aud George Shearer, of
Portlaud. The property has beeu
lyiug idlo for over a year, but a few
mouths ago tho owners gavo Net liab
cock aud Hert Roberts a lease there
on. These boys have beeu working
steadily ou the property ever since,
aud aro meeting with success, as tboy
have beeu opening up some good
voius of rich oie, of which the latest
is the most valuable Prairie City
Ono Munday 12x10 hoist engine
with Liuk motion, horizontal boiler,
good coudition. Engine has two
drums. Cheap. Write or telegraph
A. J. McCabe, Tacouia, Wash.
AT THE ALPINE
Dick Addoms, superintendent of
the Alpine, came iu last night.
Since the suspension of mill construc
tion on account of the snow, Mr.
Addoms has been concentrating his
energy toward development work.
The Alarm drift, Mr. Addoms states,
is now in 350 feet. A fault recently
occurred, but this has beeu straight-
ened out aud the drift is proceeding.
The width of the vein has not yet
beeu dertormlued, but Mr. Addoms
thinks it vast In extent.
A nice bunch of ore is being
opened up. At the same time a
crosscut is being driven for the
Alarm vein further down the moun
tain. Mr. Addoms will continue de
velopment operations and resumo
work on tho mill in the spring.
ALMO MILL TO
The Alamo mill will bo started
Monday. E. D. Trenbolm aud W.
R. Elseuhour, stockholders, returned
today Bud made this report. J. R.
Casslu will remain at the property,
until the mill is going. The flumes
were frozen up or operations would
bave begun sooner. This caused the
delay. Mr. Elsenbour ia now on his
way east In the interest of the Alamo
and Big Producer, the latter ot
which he is general manager. Mr.
Trenbolm is going back to Spokane.
J. NAT'S LOST PLUG
J. Nat Hudson came up from his
broad acres, which lio over against
Baker City,thiB morning, armed with
a cau of milk given down by his
ladyliko cows, and suudry othor ar
ticles of food aud drink, to hio him
self to the Lost Horse, and there
engage iu developing this world
J. Nat has a torco of meu at work,
but he doesn't work much himself.
Ho occupies bis timo very largley iu
assembling supplies at the farm, aud
delivering them at tho niiuo. Hy
making frequout trips with his hand
bag, ho cuts out freight charges.
HAS ORE IN TWO PLACES
Matt Kaue took a load of provis
ions out to tho Umpqua group, in
tbo Ibex district, to continue work.
He has a force of five men engaged,
and has ore in two places at the prop
erty. Roth crosscuts have encoun
tered a satisfactory quantity of oro.
Sold at Auction.
A horse formerly belonging to Ed
Young was sold at public auction
this morning at Tom Taylor's stables,
under foreclosure of an over duo
chattel mortgage held by A. P. Goss,
for 833 to Ike Williamson.
To Rent Large bouse on High
street. Low rate to the right party.
'Apply to F. O. BUCKNUM.
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