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About The Sumpter miner. (Sumpter, Or.) 1899-1905 | View Entire Issue (Jan. 10, 1900)
Wednesday, January 10, 1900.
THE SUMPTER MINER.
WILL BUILD AT ONCE.
Sumptcr Needs and Will Soon
Have a Hospital.
Those Interested in the St. Mary's Uni
versal hospital met last Thursday even
ing at the Townslte company's office, and
wisely decided to proceed at once with the
work of erecting the building and open
ing the Institution. This was deemed
necessary, in view of the prevalence of
sickness here and the absence of any ac
commodation for the sick.
A committee consisting of Messrs.
Johns, Goss and Richards was appointed
to revise and perfect the plans already
drawn, advertise for bids and let the con
tract. Regarding the plans, the com
mittee will consult local physicians and
get other expert advice which may be
Mrs. Richards, Mrs. Brock, Mrs. W.
V. Warren, Messrs. Penhale and Goss
were appointed a committee to select a
site, to be donated by the Sumpter Town
site company. They went out Friday
forenoon, looked over a number of loca
tions, and have expressed a preference for
lots 5, 6 and 7, block 2, Suunyside addi
tion, which Is, Indeed, a sightly location
for such an Institution. However, tills
matter is not definitely settled as yet.
What a General Manager Says of Cold
Blooded Railroad Builders.
Commenting on a newspaper article re
lative to the proposed Hilgard-Granite
railroad, the general manager of a road,
not named, Is quoted by the East Oregon
Ian as follews:
"One thing must be always kept in
mind by people who figure on railroad
schemes, and that is, it must be shown up
that tonnage Independent of mines de
veloped or prospective is obtainable In
volume sufficient to warrant constructing
"Men who have money are frequently
willing to risk small amounts with prom
ise of big returns, but are seldom Induced
to put up ca-h by the millions without as
surance that they will receive regular and
fair remuneration for the Investment.
"Railroads are seldom, never, built on
mining excitements. Roads sometimes
are built Into sections in which mining ex
citement has broken out, but it is always
because from other sources tonnage is pro
curable to make it a paying proposition
without any business from the mines. I
am prepared to say that no company or
association ot capitalists would build into
I lie Granite region upon the prospect of
what business the mines would afford.
There must be livestock tonnage, lumber
tonnage, and business enough to assure
interest upon the Investment, apart from
the alleged big tonnage the mines would
"You will find that when you begin to
talk build to monled men, they will talk
cold-bloodedly back at you, and demand
positive assurance that the enterprise will
pay, and they will laugh at you when you
say that you depend upon tonnage of ore
from and merchandise Into the mines."
Charlie Flynn and His "Triumph."
Charles I. Flynn, who is honored by
every lover of a good cigar, in connection
with the manufacture of the "Triumph"
brand, has succeeded to the firm of Flynn
& Morton, the cigar manufacturers of
Baker City. The firm will hereafter be
known as Chas. I. Flynn & Co.
Only exclusive whole
sale drug house in the
state. We sell only
to merchants. Make
the best prices on min
ers' and assayers' sup
plies. Freigh no higher
than from Portland.
Write for quotations.
Spokane Drug Co.
O. R. & N.
TO THE EAST
Gives the Choice of Two Transcontinent
' oils, St. Paul,
Salt Lake, Denver,
Lowest Rates to All Eastern Cities.
Ocean steamers leave every 5 days for
1 SAN FRANCISCO
Steamers monthly from Prtland to
Yokohama and Hong Kong via the North
ern Pacific Steamship Co. In connection
with the O. R. & N. For full particulars
Mil on O. R. & N. agent, Baker City, or
W. H. HURLBURT,
General Passenger, Agt. Portland, Or.
A. P. GOSS, President
A. J. GOSS, Cashier
& Bank of Sumpter 3
TriMicti GimmI H iiImii
Drafts drawn on all parts of the world. Special attention to collections.
Safety Deposit boxes for rent.
The Sumpter Lumber Company
Frozen ground and snow roads have facilitated
the hauling of logs. We have again in oper
ation the mill, and our dry kiln is now running
full blast, with a 40,000 capacity. We have
also imported a large stock of dry fir lumber.
J. B. STODDARD, Manager
On draught or
" The Olympus
II. FINGER, Proprietor.
High Grade Wines, Qi imntpr Or
Liquors and Cigars. oUmpiei, VJl.
General Hardware, Stoves,
Ranges, Mill and Mining
Supplies. t Builders and
Plumbers' Supplies. Agents
for Schuttler Wagons.