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About The Sumpter miner. (Sumpter, Or.) 1899-1905 | View Entire Issue (Jan. 20, 1904)
THE SIWPTER MINER
Wednesday, January 20, 190$
M. Alexander, ex-mayor of Boise,
the nittii who rode with, Roosevelt on
his vinit to Boisq, proprietor of the
Alexauder Clothing company, arrived
thin mornluir. Mr. Alloxan dor Ih
well pleased with the luminous out
look of the Sumpter distrtot, and.
thinks the prospects are extremely
bf lht, but there are incident which.
in order,, to surmouut, rouy call for
further investment. Mr. Alexander
"Thin Ih one of the bent organized
business districts in the country. Its
outlook for future development is
unquestionably the best. Ah far an
the MitiiHtiou Itself is concerned, and
hh far hh the Income of my company
here la concerned, 1 have no kick
coniliiK. Our business la satlsfac
tory, aud our prospects with the
growth of the distrint warraut ox-
piiusiou, but there Ih one thltiK that
hinderH. 1 allude to the insurance
rates. The present ton poi cent rate
Ih Hltuply prohibitive. Under Mich
coudltiuuH, 1 cannot curry insurance.
TIiIh may be regarded an a poor busl
iieen policy, but the rink lit less 'than
premiums at such exorbitant rates.
"Tlio situation Hluiply resolves It
self into UiIh: If we cannot get a
brick block In which wo eau carry on
our IiiihIiiunh, erected by some one
else. u will either have to construct
iiie ourselves, or, move out. Hut
in I ml you, I have no complaint to
luiike iih In IuihIiichh. Our interests
her luivii prospered, and 1 am con
vinced they will continue to do no,
but there' must be some other ar
rangements imiiio iih far as Insurance
In concerned. I have the most abso
lute faith in the ultimate outcome of
tills mining district. In the cast it
Is the best advertised mineral section
in the country. During my recent
visit to New York, thero were con
stant Inquiries about Kumptvr, but
never a mention was made of llotse
or linker City. Tills looks good,
doesn't It? i
"There Ih ii little lull In business
at present, but It cannot last. It
was a rich man's panic, ami it will
not have i fix influence on Keucral
trade for liny lentti of time.' Ilusl
ness will pick tip in the near future.
"I am sHtlstied with Sampler, well
satMed hh far hh the business Ih con
cerned, aud the only matter that
hinders, 1, have lueutioued. "
Mr. AluxHiidvr wan here between
trHliiH today, and returned to linker
(motley, while poor old Hank is bur
ied In the Nevada hills trying to eke
jnutH living.' -The mysterious part
;of the story Ih the money at the San
Francisco end of the Hue.
The "Hank" Smiths were married
in Virginia City in the old bonanza
days. At the time of the marriage
Hank had about 1000,000, and Mrs.
"Hank 'a school teacher, the daugh
ter of a nurse, had an abundance of
good looks, no as all's swell that
ends Hwell they moved to San Fran
cisco. Mrs. S. had social ambitions,
aud Hank was busy In one mining
deal and another all over the west.
Finally, It was said, be bad nothing
left; next he was beard of in Alaska.
Tbeu with the .Exception of news
concerning the daubing Lieutenant
Smith, and the descriptions ot his
mother's entertainments, -whlob ap
poured periodically in the San Fran'
cisco papers, nothing was heard of
tbom, until the news came that poor
old"Hank" was working for so much
a day iu a mlulug camp kltcbeu."
LEWIS AND CLARK BILL
KenatorFulton yesteiday made a fa
vorable report to the senate, from the
committeo on Industrial arts and ex
positions, ou-the bill providing fqr
the Lewis and Clark exposition at
Portland In 1005. The bill appro
priates 'J. 1 '25, 000. The only
amendment recommended by the com
mittee is to require that all govern
ment expenditures shall be made
under the supervision of a national
New Directors of The Golconda.
,). A. Howard was expected homo
today from Pendleton, where he went
to attend the annual meeting of the
(iolcouda horapauy, but failed to
arrive. He will probably bo horo
tomorrow.' It could not be learned
what wiiM done at this meeting, held
Wednesday, further than that h now
board of directors was elected, con
sisting of C. d Jackson, K. J. Som
niervllie, T. (5 Hailey, V. II. Jones,
aud V. 11. Clopton. The annual re
ports were read and tiled for approval.
REMINDER OF BONANZA DAYS.
Men returning troui Tonopah
bring the story that poor old "Hank"
Smith is cooking for one of the out
i Ills Iu that prosperous camp. An
other story ot the West that runs In
the serial form started .with the
golden days of Virginia City, into
the whirl of life in San Francisco,
thence to Alaska ami buck to pov
erty. From a fortune and Hue
position back to the wilds for it new
Hut while "Hunk" Is worklug day
aud night iu the little camp. Mrs.
Hunk, who has been here more or
less, Is tiiisy iu the social game iu
San Francisco, aud a year ago her
eutertaiumeut for her son, Lieut.
Kuiory Smith, before his departure
for au eastern statiou. was the talk
of the town. The Hank Smiths In
Su Frauolsco live beautifully, wear
flue clothes aud look like ready
Tom Molfet today received
phonollte specmieUH, carrying
vauite. from Colorado, sent by
! lessor II. II. Nicholson, of the chair
of chemistry iu the Nebraska Uni
versity. Professor Nicholson Is cou
Miiltiug engineer for the lllack Jack
company, iu the Ited Hoy district.
The specimens lire genuine phonollte,
with u large per cent of sylvuutie.
Alpine Officers Here.
Thomas Lee, president of the Al
pliioYcoiupiiny, aud John F. Oenzt.
one of the stockholders, both of Cin
cinnati, arrived this morning, and
will remain several days, looking
after the opeiations at the mine.
They left shortly after noon today to
go out to Cable Cove.
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