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About The Sumpter miner. (Sumpter, Or.) 1899-1905 | View Entire Issue (April 4, 1900)
Wednesday, April 4, 1900.
THE SUMPTER MINER.
JOHN' ARM BRUSTER, President.
Wm. STINSON, Vice-President.
A. W. ELLIS, Secretary
Columbia Brewing & Malting Company
OPERATED under the management of John Armbruster, one of the most successful and experienced
brewmasters in the West. Only the BESTJ)FJVATER1 ALS used in connection with pure moun
tain water exactly adapted for the use. It is not surpassed even by any beer on the market.
New Machinery, Ice Plant, Enlarged Stor
age Facilities. Etc.. Enables Us to Make
a Daar QornnH tn Nnnfl flflH Constantly I
Furnished in Barrels, Kegs or Bottles.
USE A HOME
Columbia Brewing & Malting Co.,
DIVIDEND FOR APRIL.
Sumpter Townsite Co. Declares
Third in Three Months.
Elsewhere the SUMPTER MINER to
day Is published a notice of another divi
dend declared by the Sumpter Townsite
Company, Limited. This is the third In
terim dividend paid. In February one of
3 per cent was declared, In March 2 per
cent and for April another of 2 per cent;
7 per cent In three months, or at the rate
of 28 per cent annually.
It is understood, though not officially,
that all of these dividends are, virtually,
'velvet;" that the money originally In
vested by the stock holders was returned
to them before any dividend was de
clared and that they are now receiving
net profits on their fortunate investment.
The company still owns much the
larger portion of Its original holdings, all
valuable property immediately joining the
original townsite, that Is daily Increasing
in value. And it Is increasing In value
for that best of all reasons, that the llgiti
mate demand continues, unabated.
One of the unusual features of the
activity In Sumpter real estate has been,
from the start, that scarcely any of it has
hwn boueht for purely speculative pur
poses. It has been sold to people who
wished to build homes and business
houses for themselves; or to rent, as a
permanent investment. For this reason,
there has been practically no iiuciuauon
in values, the change being a gradual,
steady advance a condition rarely met
with in boom towns.
SutMca Death of AkM Downle.
Archie Downle dropped dead on the
street Saturday afternoon, presumably of
heart disease. The coroner was sent for
and he came out Sunday, but no Inquest
was held here. It Is said that there were
some symptoms which might Indicate that
some other cause than heart disease lea 10
Ills death. The remains were taken to
Baker City for Interment. He had not
been In good health for some months
nast. He had been placer mining here
since the early 'sixties; had a wide circle
of acuuaintances and was popular with
all. He was a native of Scotland and
was over sixty years of age. His early
life was spent on the sea, which avoca
tion he abandoned during the gold ex
citement In California and has followed
mining ever since. His will Is be
ing probated In Baker City today. The
Instrument has been read to his relatives,
and it Is learned that he leaves the greater
portion of his estate to his nephew,
Thomas Downle. and his niece, Euphe-
nla Brown. His sister, Harriet luiton,
who lives in Canada, is given ijtf acres
of land near Baker City; numerous old
country relatives small sums of money,
and the First Presbyterian church of
Sumpter 100. The value of the estate
has not been estimated. Frank L.
Moore, of Baker City, Is made executor
nini hi partner. Dr. J. F. Dickson, of
Portland, sole trustee, being given full
contiol of the joint property. Mrs.
Downle, the wife, died about a year ago,
leaving no children.
John Pearson Operated On.
Dr. Pearce went out to the Greenhorn
last week and brought' in John Pearson,
who was suffering with some serious
bowel complaint. An operation was found
to be necessary, and the doctor took his
patient to the hospital at Baker City.
The operation was performed and It is
hoped the man will speedily recover. Dr.
Pearce returned home Sunday.
The Columbia beer, brewed In Sumpter,
is today as good as any made.
The Shanlko Illahec What I It?
Charles E. Hicks, a newspaper man
from Peudhton, Is in the city and made
this office a fraternal visit. Mr. Hicks
has completed arrangements for publish
ing a newspaper In the new town of
Shanlko and expects the first Issue to ap
pear simultaneously witli the completion
of the Columbia Southern to that point.
The paper will be called the Slnnlko
lllahee. and f euphony will Insure me
circulation, the Shanlko lllahee ought to
rival the Oregonlan. Mr. Hicks Is an ex
perienced newspaper man and happily lor
himself and the future of his paper, he is
a staunch republican, and in this regard
will be in complete harmony with the
Shanlko environment. The Dalles
For the week, beginning Monday, April
9. Latest designs in ladles' and children's
MACK & RICHARDSON,
Wanted, by a middle aged lady of good
references, the acquaintance of an hon
orable gentleman, who would be willing
to favor her with a small loan on good
security. Address, S. C.TUTTLU,
Ouartz and placer location blanks of
the most approved form for sale at THE
To tilt stockholders ol Iht Sumpter Townsite
Company, Untied; Notice Is htreby given that at
Iht regular monthly meeting ol Iht directors or tht
Sumpter Townslit Company, United, held at tht
otict ol Iht Company on tht second day ol April,
1900, a monthly dividend of two per cent upon Iht
par value ol Iht capital slock tf Hit Company was
Said dividend will lit paid to all persons holding
stock In tht Company, upon Iht prtttntallan to Iht
treasurer ol a proper voucher liom Iht secretary,
showing that tht person presenting tht samt Is en
titled to participate In said dividend.
Dispensers of only the
Including Old Overholt, Can
adian Club, Ushers and James
Watson Scotch,. Imported 1881
Brandy, Three btar Hennessey,
and all the Leading Brands of
Whirs mid Cigars. New and
Elegant Fixtures. Comfort
able quarters for gentlemen.
No better service in Oregon.
T. D. Islllsiar i Cs., tfH-
(Formerly Hotel Van Duyn Bid.)
Jt J J AND CONFECTIONfiWV
All kinds of Fresh
Fruit in Season.
O. BRECHTEL, - Proprietor
Opposite S.V.Ry. Depot.