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About The Sumpter miner. (Sumpter, Or.) 1899-1905 | View Entire Issue (Nov. 8, 1899)
Wednesday, November 8, 1899
THE SUMPTER MINER.
Recommended It Be Raised
From the Fourth Grade.
E. Ball, postoflke inspector, was In
Sumpter last week and took cognizance
of the fact that United States govern
ment business Is far behind everything
else In this town.
The postottice here Is of the fourth
class, to raise it from which it is necessary
that its receipts shall equal $250 every
three months for four consecutive quar
ters. It has done this for two quarters,
the receipts during the last being over
1400, and they are Increasing every week.
Mr. Ball says that there Is a provision
in the postal laws which empowers the
department, in case of an emergency, to
waive the requirement relative to the four
consecutive quarters and raise the grade
of a postsffice when the demands seem to
require such as expedient; that he will
recommend that this be done here, and
the necessary expense allowance be made
That a vast improvement in the ser
vice Is needed every one knows. Post
master Kahler has been the target for
public Impatience and Irritation, not be
cause he Is to blame, but for the reason
that he is the local representative of the
postal department, and the handiest to
get at. He is doing as well as any one
could under the circumstances. It looks
now as if better facilities would soon be
Short-lived Matrimonial Felicity.
Elsewhere In THE MINER is "published
a card signed by D. Entermille, notifying
the public that he will not be responsible
for his wife's debts. They were married
about a month ago, after an acquaintance
of a week or less. The groom said when
he handed in the notice: "I hate to do
this, it hurts me. But my wife goes off
visiting and leaves the old man at home
alone. That will never do." It Is a case
of an old husband with money, and a
comparatively young wife whose affec
tions are warmed over for her third matri
monial venture; it fact it Is a case.
"B y men: mi J waste your lancles rare
On (he tangled tufts of a woman's hair?
He ye sons ot Eve, and spend your train
Singing the light of a woman's eyes?
Ere the wind has snatched the loving strain,
bre the song Is husheJ, the lovellght dies."
and misrepresented, It -wishes to do-hlm
'justice In the matter by recalling its re
marks concerning him. Had his state
ments been reported as they were actually
made, there would have been no occasion
to take notice of themmuch less to take
offense at them. Since the Oregonian
has Mr. Calder's assurance on this sub
ject, It is glad to withdraw its harsh re
It now seems to be up to THE MINER.
As a matter of fact, The Oregonian at
tempted to "graft" Mr. Calder, THE
MINER published the fact, The Oregon
ian tried to He out of It by calling Mr.
Calder a "spectacular liar," that gentle
man called down the old mossback
journalistic prostitute, that Is ever "out
for the stuff," and it now crawls out of
the awkward dilemma by publishing the
above transparent evasion, every line of
which contains internal evidence of its en
tire lack of good faith.
Portland Colony in Sumpter.
The Portland colony in Sumpter Is In
creasing, among the Portlanders located
there at present being the following: C.
H. McCulloch, Sam R. Stott, J. Rolir
man, A. Orchard, R. R. Erwln, Frank
Morton, F. E. O'Rourke, M. Spengler,
Charles Marsh, Al Hllller, Dr. J. J.
Fisher, Dr. William Tape, Al Hudson,
Captain C. P. Holly, W. W. Beach,
Jack Lyons, Richard Nelll, William Far
rell, W. S. Newbury and Mrs. Screlbcr.
Watc Words From Colonel Shutt.
The Glacier cannot honestly argue that
t" Sun has not been a, benefit to the
I lac: It was the direct cause of the
Olac ex being enlarged and to run four or
tivc limes as much matter as formerly, for
which the public properly gives the Sun
credit. But the Intelligent public seldom
appreciates needed Improvements in a
a paper that are not made until forced to
it by competition. S. P. Shutt in Hood
Stum Wood Saw Here
I have a first-class steam wood saw and
am in the field to saw cord or slab wood
in any lengths desired, on short notice
My office Is anywhere you hear or see
the saw. P. A. Correll, Proprietor.
Oregonian Apologia, to . C. CaUcr and
Telk Another Lie.
"In relation to the statement made some
days ago about Mr. W. C. Calder, of
Sumpter, Raker county, and remarks at
tributed to him by the SUMPTER MINER,
The Oregonian has to say on further In
formation, that the whole matter was the ,
result of a misunderstanding of what Mr.
Calder actually said. As The Oregonian
is satisfied that he was misunderstood '
ORDINANCE NO. 43.
AN ORDINANCE AMENDING OHDINANCE NO.
4t. ENTITLED "AN ORDINANCE AUTH..R
IZINU AND DIRECTING THE CITY ENGIN
LER TO ESTAIILISII THE GRADES OF
CRACKLR, CLNTbR. MILL AND AUSTIN
STRLLTS IN THE TOWN OF SUMITER."
Be It ordained by the Common Council ol the Town
ol Sumpter: '
Section i. That Section i of Ordinance No, at,
cntllleJ "An orJinanct authorlilng and directing the
city engineer to establish the grades of Cracker,
Center. Mill and Austin streets In the Town of Sump
ter, be amended so as to read as follows:
Section i. That the city engineer Is hereby
authorlied and d'recled to establish the grade
and street lli'es ol Cracker street
In the Town ot Sumpter from Sumpire
street to North street In said town; to establish the
grade and street lines ol Center street Irom Clifford
street to North street In said town; to establish the
grade and street lines ol Mill street from Austin
street to High street In said town: and to establish
the grade and' street lines of Austin street from Mill
street to Third street In said town.
Passed the Common Council the 4th day ol Novem
ber, i loo
Approved by the mayor the 6th day ol November,
W. H. Gleason,
Attest: Sam R. Stott, Recorder, Mayor,
MEN'S FURNISHERS t
ONE PRICE TO ALL
Clothing, Boots and Shoes, Duck and Rubber Clothing, Underwear, Mack
Inaws, Gloves, Mittens, Hat and Cap, all kinds ol Rubber Footwear.
Alto Complete Line of Ladles', Miss
es and Children's Shoes and Leggings.
Neill Block, Cor. Granite and Mill,
a . o o
MRS.' G. B. TEDROWE
n j o n
0 Centrally Located.
Free 'Bus and Bag
' Commercial and
Mining Men. o
Passengers Waybllled o
, o 1 To all Points on Stages. "
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5 SUMPTER. OREGON. 5
Real Estate, Loans and Insurance. Mining Patents Obtained
Years of experience In Baker County Records.
No. 2104 Court Street, Baker City; Oregon.
KENTUCKY LIQUOR HOUSE
Wholesale and Retnll
Finest brands of bonded bootle goods, Including Old Overholt, Green River, Monogram, Jesse Moore
Watson's Scotch, Canadian Club Whiskies and Hennessy j.Sur Urandy,
GAGEN & SLOAN. - - Proprietors
(Formerly Phoenix Saloon)
j NOT MADE BY A TRUST
SMOKE "MASTIFF" PLUG CUT
' ' ' - 1 ..I .. .
J. B. PACE TOBACCO CO. Richmond, Va.
Every variety for Milling, Smelting and
Concentration of Ores: Steam Engines,
Boilers, Blowing Engines, Water Jacket
Furnaces, Copper Converters, Hoisting
Engines and Air Compressors
General OMces and Works, Fulton and Union Streets,
MENNO UNZICKER, Local Representative, Chi
Baker City, Oregon.
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