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About The Sumpter miner. (Sumpter, Or.) 1899-1905 | View Entire Issue (Jan. 13, 1904)
Wednesday, January 13 1904
THh SUMPTER MINhR
WALL STREET GEniNG
WISE AS TO MINING.
The best advertising the west hab
-ever received was given it during the
jear juat closing by the ootiralsts of
Wall street. The west has beeu the
only argumonl with which the stock
exchange croaker could be answered,
and the argument was repeated so
often that thousands of Investors east
of the Mississippi now believe it,
who never even thought of it before.
The prosperity of the western rail
roads, the grain crops and Anally the
uormous output of the nilues, were
all cited for the purpose nf raising
the fallen spirits of the stock pit.
And all the while the west looked on
the threatened ruin without "bat
ting a winker." The spectacle of
western confidence was truly Impos
ing to the New Yorker, and as a result
the latter has come to feel that, there
was more truth than "hot air" in the
bullish oracles of the street. In bis
search for securities he Is taking tho
wise ones at their word and looking
to the west for Investment opportu
nities, ills faith has had enough in
securities and his stomach of iudl
estlbles. Mining, above all other industries,
is about to command tho euorgies of
the ablest financiers of New York
mining, mark you! the, mucb-k
abused ana maligned i uouotiess
Fierpont Morgan is growing a little
old and we shall never hear of him
in the field of the precious metals,
but his rivals, the Goulds and the
Rockefellers, and the dates crowd,
do not find It such a reproach to par
ticipate In a western mining deal.
The smelter combine, which. Instead
of cutting off dividends on Ita com
mon stock has Just announced one,
fcas done a great deal toward teach
ing a lesson about westein mines.
The signs are generally propitious
for a season of activity in this field,
and, strangely enough, a vortex of
interest is just now forming in New
York I Western Miner and Finan
"CHINOOK BELT" RUNS
THROUGH BLUE MOUNTAINS
One of the most remarkable fea
tures connected with the natural for
mation of Umatilla county is what
is recognized by every old-timer as
the "'oblnook belt," of the Pilot
No matter bow much snow may
fall in the vicinity of Pendleton, and
the surroundlug bills, on the
Tutuilla, Wild Horse and north of
the city, there is a strip of country
fifteen miles south of this city that
enjoys a warm curront of air. which
olther prevents a heavy fall of snow
when other portlous of tho country
get it, or else melts the snowfall
away, immediately, so that strip of
country Is bare most of the year,
although snow In great quantities
may be seen all around it.
There seems to be a gap through
the Blue mountains which permits or
attracts a obinook wind every winter,
which keeps the foothills bare at all
times. Settlers out fifteen miles
south of Pendleton say that the re
cent snowfall, which amounted to
eight iuoaes in this city and the sur
rounding country, amounted to but
three and four inches in that chinook
belt, and that lasted but a day or
two, when the bare bills began to
show through the suow.
Farmers and stockmen who have
Jived in that vicinity for years, say
it is a regular occurrence, and not an
occasional freak of the weather. It
is an actual fact that there is a belt
of country, from fire to eight miles
wide, about fifteen miles south of
Pendleton, which extends east and
west across the country from the foot
of the Blue mountains, which scorns
to be in a warmer current, and which
is visited regularly with warm winds,
which uncover the foothills earlier iu
the spriug aud keep tberu uncovered
later iu the fall, tbau any adjucent.
territory. Cast Oregoulau.
purchase "Sawmill Mulch" aud 8 Sumpter for
other quarz claims, mill aud wator
rights, by July 25, 1004; 930.000.
Jau. 7 P. A. Man aud wifo to E.
(Sratuespackor, '4 Interest iu Colum
bia placer claim, 100 acres; 91.
Jau. 8 Etnll (iramcspacker to S.
A. Helluer, xi interest iu
bla placer claim, 1(!0 acres;
The following instruments were filed
at the Bakur couutv court house during
the week endiup Jau. 12, 1004.
REAL ESTATE TRANSFERS.
Oct. 5 W. E. Pickett to Mary
Pickett, wife. 100 acres iu Sees. 3
aud 4 Tp. 11 R. 41 E; 11.
Nov. 18 W. H. Leltueraud wife
to W. E. Leituei, lot 4 block 43,
Huutlugtou; 81 GO.
Dee. 17 Atvllla McAulay and
husband to Wm. M. Favorite, lot 5,
block 5, Leveu'a Hdu to Baker City:
Sept. 120. J. Payne aud wife to
A. Chbo lot 8 block 0, Haines; ilGO,
Jau. S F. S. Lack aud wife to L.
J. Chute, N. W. H N.E. li Sec. 11,
T. 0 R. 40; 81,000.
Dec. 31 Henry Rust and wifo to
L. J. Chute 233 acres iu Sec. 20 to
32, T. 0 R. 40 E. 81,000.
Nov. 11 Wm. I. Halliday aud
wife to C. I. Haralow, lot 12, B. 34,
Boyd's 2nd adn to Baker City; 8200.
Feb. 17, '03 P. Balsley and wife
to S. B. Balsley, about 200 acres
In Sees. 4 and 0 in T. 0 S. R. 3 0 E. ;
July 1 J. C. Cbrlstensen and
wife to John Hammond, S 30, ft lot
0 B. "O", Haines; 8000.
Dee. 30, '02 J. F. O'Bryant and
wife to O. O. Balsley, lot 10, B. 1,
Match 308. M. Haines to O. O.
Balsley, lot 3, B. 1, Haines; 83G.
April 17 E. A. Stoddard and
husband to Mary E. Kennedy, lot
0, B. 0, South Sumpter; 8350.
Aug. 12, 02' U. S. A. to Sarah
J. Tlbbals, 100 acres iu Sees. 20 and
29, T. 7 R. 38.
Aug. 12, 0'2 U. S. A. to Learo
H. Tibbals, 100 acres iu Sec. 30, T.
7 R. 38, E.; 81.
Dec. 8 Jas. Burngaruer aud wife
to Tbos. Roach, 4 acres in S. E. H
S. E. H Sec. 10, T. 12 R. 44 E.;
Dec. 14 J. H. Ward and wifo to
Florence Brendle, lot 0, B. 1, Sun
uyside, Sumpter; 8100.
Oct. 20 F. J. Bradley and wifo
to Davis Wilcox, lots 7 aud 8, B. 2,
Jau. 4 Page Woods aud wife to
Joel O. Tuttle, S. W. H N. E. H
Sec. 27, T. OR. 45 E. ; 8400.
Dee. 23 Sheriff to Josopbiue
Uibsou, tax doed to B. 20, Mix adn;
'07 tax; 85.
Dec. 20 Salem N. Hammoud and
wife to J. S. Culbertsou, lots 11 aud
12, B. "E", Haluea; 81.
Sept. 12 U. S. A. to Anualulu U.
M. Co., Rainbow and Boulder quartz
Jan. 5 Omer Maris to Frank
Leander aud P. Johnson, Juniper
quartz claim; 81.
Jan. 5 Emit Gramespacker to A.
P. Pearce, "Balckkbird" and 2
quartz claims; 8100.
Jan. C D. F. Wbltaker, to N. J.
Wbltaker, Lucky Jack quartz claim;
Aoreement L. W. Tallmaduo et
al to W. Whitney et al to sell and
Tho annual report of City Treas
urer Miller, published lu The Miuer
yesterday, viewed from tho stand
point of ultra conservatism, Is a
most excellent oue. The fact of the
business Is, tho flnauclal conditiou
of the towu is too good. It consti
tuted unmistakable evidence that
past administrations H have lieen actu;
ated solely by a desire to keep down
expenses, aud has giveu entirely too
little thought to municipal improve
ments. No towu that ever amounted to a
hill of beans has succeeded In keep
ing out of debt Indefinitely. Inter
nal Improvements Increase tho valuo
of private property, enabling its
owners to pay increased taxatlou,
and yet rocolvlng a direct profit. Iu
order that a town may prosper, it is
just as necessary to bo outerprisiug
as It is for its citizens to bo. Tho
timo has come iu the history of
boh its municipal ad
ministration aud its citizens to make
some effort to advauco it aud their
lutorests, and uot be content to
drift along aud merely accept tho
favors Iwstowed by Fnte.
Tho town has money in tho treas
ury with which to pay its entire In
debtedness uud leavo n hiiudsomo
halaucc. It can well ulTord to
"sprnco up" a bit In fact, plunge
ou h modest scale.
Ah It Is, though wo aro paying ex
orbitant taxes, we are detivlug ab
solutely no bouetlt from them. Tho
cotiuty aud stato iniposo the burden
and receive the benefit; while we
pay our proportion of the bills, econ
omise, stagnate. A trirlo more taxa
tlou, for municipal purposes, would
make no perceptible difference, yet
Its expenditure would be of direct
One Munday 12x10 hoist ougluo
with Link motion, horizontal boiler,
good condition. Eugino has two
drums. Cheap. Writo or telegraph
A. J. McCabe, Tacoma, Wash.
FOR RENT Five 100m, well fur
nished houso, lu good locality. Ap
ply to C. II. McCollooh.
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For rates, folders and other M. C. M'BRIDE, Gen. Agent,
information, address ' 124 Third St., PORTLAND, ORE.
"The writer regrets 'the necessity of lodging
complaint concerniug voui usual excellent
service, but in a friendly spirit begs to submit
the follewjng: 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, f overslept. I have covered a large
area on some of the famous trains of the
United 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."
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Chicago. Milwaukee 8c St.
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