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About The Sumpter miner. (Sumpter, Or.) 1899-1905 | View Entire Issue (Feb. 14, 1900)
Wednesday, February 14, 1900.
THE SUMPTER MINER.
Council Takes No Action on
Franchises Asked For.
At the meeting of the city council Sat
urday evening a communication was read
from N. C. Richards, attorney for C. S.
Warren et al, who are asking for a fran
chise for an electric road through the
streets of Sumpter, requesting more time
in which to submit an ordinance covering
the case. The request was based on the
assertion that several interested parties
are absent from town, and It is necessary
to consult them in the matter. Further
time was granted. The McGrew ordi
nance, which grants to him a similar fran
chise, was laid over for one week.
The judiciary committee was instructed
to Investigate the matter and ascertain If
town warrants could be sold, for the pur
pose of buying a hook and ladder truck.
The contract for furnishing town pa
tients with medicine was awarded to M.
B. Mercer, at 22)1 cents a prescription.
The attorney was instructed to draft an
ordinance regulating the calling forbids
and the expenditure of money. The same
official was instructed to revise the num
bering of ordinances already parsed.
The ordinance providing for the ni-m-bering
of houses was read and ordered
The empounding ordinance and one re
lative to building permits and the use of
streets by building material were passed.
Both are of general public interest and
Importance. Those who wish to ascer
tain their provisions, can do so by making
enquiries of the recorder, learning where
they are posted and deciphering the
weather stained and streaked documents.
That is the method adopted at the meet
ing Saturday evening of giving publicity
to municipal laws in future.
Pioneer Mine Owner Here.
E. P. Co wen, a resident of St. Louis,
Missouri, was in Sumpter Monday, after
an absence of many years, he having been
in the district in 1888, at which time he
was owner of the claims which now con
stitute the Columbia mine and the E. & E.
mine. At that time Mr. Cowen could
also have had the Red Boy claim for less
than S500, now occupying a position in
the million dollar column. He has sev
eral Interests, however, in the district, but
says, of course, he came "too early and
too late." Of the mining development of
the past years of his absence, he Is not
surprised, knowing the country to be the
best on the face of the earth, but when
last here he says the entire townslte of
Sumpter, with its three or four buildings,
could have been secured for fiooo. Con-
1 sequently when he came here this time
and found a progressive city built, ar.d
' that only In its infancy, he could not help
but evince considerable wonder.
Capital Stock $20,000
J. H. Robblm PrctlJnt
J. W. Salter VktPrtiliwt
J. W. Mud Cnhltr
J. W. Salter R. H. Milter
J. W. Mm4
Clirk SnyJe J. H. RobMn
' Transacts a General Banking and Ex
Wheeler ft Wilson
And several Second-Hand Machines
for rent, sale or exchange. Every
thing and anything In the line of
New and Second-Hand Furniture
D. C. GOSNELL,
SuccMJor lo M, II. Allrn
Center St., opp. Healy Bldg.
Is now. ready for business
Granite St., SUMPTER, ORE.
O. C. McLEOD
R. C. PF.NTLAND
0. C. McLEOD & CO,
Real Estate and Mines.
WE have control of the best Real Estate
proposition in Sumpter, and our offer
ings are at BED ROCK figures. We
sell, lease arid rent properties. Our specialties
are bargains and we do business on a strict com
GELLATLY'S ADDITION We are exclusive
agents for this property, adjoining the
townsite at the head of Granite street.
The lots are placed on the market at the opening
price of 50 per lot for a short time only. Buy
now and make 100 per cent profit.
MINING PROPOSITION Purchase price,
jfaooo. A working bond on a promising
group of claims near Sumpter. Devel
opment will justify purchase at five times price
asked. Surface showings of high value.
E O. C. MCLEOD & CO.
gT SUMPTKR, OREGON.
J J AND CONFECTIONERY
All kinds of Ftesh
Fruit in Season.
O. BRECHTEL, - Proprietor
Opposite S. V. Ry. Depot.
w Bottling Works o
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Gagen & Sloan, Proprietors.
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Manufacturers of all kinds of car
Donated drinks and ciders. Or
ders filled and shipped on short
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The Triumph Cigar
World' Best Havana Cigar.
FOR SALE EVERYWHERE.
CHAS. I. FLYNN & CO. - Manufacturers
Centrally Located. Headquarters for
Electric Lights. Commercial and
Newly Refurnished. Mining Men.
Free 'Bus and Bag- Passengers Waybllled
gage Service. To all Points on Stages.
No iMtrnt PaM oa DtpotlM.