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About The Sumpter miner. (Sumpter, Or.) 1899-1905 | View Entire Issue (May 30, 1900)
Wednesday, May jo, 1900.
THE SUMPTER MINER.
Officials of the S. V. and the
C. S. Railways Talk.
C. V. Nibley has again taken the
public into his contiJence regarding his.
railroad building plans, through an inter
view in the Portland Telegram. It makes
interesting reading, but should be taken
with some salt. The Telegram says:
"In a few days construction work will
begin on the railroad to Prairie City. It
is to be an extension of the Sumpter Val
ley railroad from Sumpter. Contractors are
now on the ground figuring on the work,
and the first contract for eighteen miles
will probably be let next week.
"The Information conies direct from C
V. Nibley, manager of the bumpter Val
ley railroad. When seen at the Portland,
Ar. Nibley said, further, that everything
is progressing as rapidly as could be ex
pected. Permanent surveys have been
completed over most of the route, and the
way cleared for the contractors on con
struction work. The road will cost about
18,000 a mile, but the manager says
there is business enough at the other end
to justify the expenditure.
"In fact, the road will not depend upon
Prarie City business alone, although the
country surrounding that city Is rich In
resources, but will ultimately extend to
Canyon City.theuce to Burns, and finally
will take in the entire southeastern part of
the state, which is now without railroad
facilities. As rapidly as the country is
developed, the road will be extended.
"Although the Columbia Southern has
made surveys from Prineville, in central
Oregon, to Canyon City, it is not thought
by those familiar with the situation that
it will ever build in such a way as to In
terfere with the extension of the Sumpter
Valley road. Por one thing, there is
enough territory within easier reach foi
the former line in the central and southern
portions of the state, and furthermore, a
natural watershed divides the twaterri
lories, so that one may easily be drained
by the Sumpter Valley railroad and the
other btftlie Columbia Southern.
"For either road to attempt to cross the
dividing' line into the other's territory
would be unwise from a business point of
view. In short, there is plenty of room
for both roads without either crowding the
"The only thing, It is said, which would
ever Induce the Columbia Southern to
push east to Canyon City would be for
the ourpose of making itself an outlet for
some one of the transcontinental roads
now reported to be heading for Portland."
President Lytle, of the Columbia South
ern, is quoted in another issue of the same
paper, as follews:
"The Columbia Southern has set no
time for the beginning of work on its ex
tension from Shanlko, the present termi
nus of the road, to Prairie City, Granite,
Canyon City, Burns and Ontario. We
now have a full corps of engineers and
special agents investigating thoroughly
the resources of the country to be trav
ersed by the proposed extensions. We
have Incorporated two companies for car
rying out this work. Our surveys have
been made, and just as soon as we can
satisfy ourselves that there will be enough
business in this territory to justify the
building of the line in part, or in whole,
taking into consideration that we do not
want or expect at the beginning a very
rich paying buslress, we will begin the
work. We are perfectly willing to take
some chances on the future development
of the country.
"The exact date when we will com
mence extending from Shanlko, as I said
before, would be difficult to fix just now.
We may commence work this summer
and may not commence until next year.
I can say this, that from the present out
look, we will probably be in operation to
Prairie City and Granite in less than two
years. Our policy Is to push the lines
forward as fast as possible, and it the
times when such construction will Induce
' rapid and sound development of the
country to be served."
Yamhill People Will Develop a Mine.
I A number of North Yamhill, Oregon,
1 people have joined a company for the pur
pose of developing the Carpenter group
J of mines in Eastern Oregon. Among
'them are W.G.Bushee, V. W. Pearce,
John Barker, Q. VV. Perkins, C. C.
Laughlin, Dr. Ernest Barton, Mary E.
Stott. The West Side Gold & Silver
Mining Company as the official title of
the corporation is known was promoted
by John H. Hoskius, of Sumpter. Dr.
1 Ernest Barton, of this city, is the secre
tary and a member of the board of direc
tors. When the time came for the llota
( tlon of stock of the new company, D.
Barton and others went out to McMinn
vllle to see how much stock they would
be able to dispose of there. McMinnvllle
agreed to take a great block of shares,
but her people subsequently learning that
North Yamhill people went them one
better, by taking 300,000 shares of stock,
McMinnvllle threw up the agreement and
as a consequence, North Yamhill people
hold the shares. The West Side Com
pany will use the money from the sale of
stock to develop the claims in the Car
penter group, which adjoins the Diadem
and the Phoenix mines in Eastern Ore
gon. The mine Is on a ledge rich In cop
per and gold. The mines are 2j miles
from Sumpter, in the Greenhorn moun
tains. Baker City Democrat.
F. G. Hull Postmaster at Lawton.
Word was received in Law ton Monday
from the fourth assistant postmaster gen
eral notifying Mr. P. G. Hull that the
petition for a postoflice at this place had
been allowed and that Mr. Hull was ap
pointed postmaster. The office will be
ready for business as soon as the bond,
which has been forwarded to Washington,
can be approved and supplies shipped to
Lawton. Lawton Standard.
Mondays and Fridays are "special"
bargain days in New York city. I do
shopping for out of town customers for
five per cent; secure latest designs or
novelties. Satisfaction guaranteed. Ref
erences furnished. Send me a trial order
and I will save you money.
MISS M. L. BOYLIi & CO.,
Room K, 8th lloor, St. Paul Building,
The Walla Walla
W.W. KlTCHI-N, Prop.
DEALER IN HAY, GRAIN AND
ALL KINDS OF FEED.
Good Feed Yard and Stables
Warehouses and Offices, Sumpter
Valley Railroad Track.
Milk-Dairy in Connection
WE DUY ALL OUR GOODS
IN CARLOAD LOTS
C J Johns' Big Store
New Spring Goods
will begin to arrive daily next week,
and we can promise the handsomest
line of DRESS GOODS ever shown
Men's and Boys' Spring Hats
are here now, and others are arriving from time to
time. SPECIAL a beautiful line of Ladies' Mus
line Underwear. Must bo seen to be appreciated.
The HARDWARE DEPARTMENT has been fully
stocked up again with everything in shelf and
heavy hardware, builder's tools, iron and
steel and miners' wares; also largest
stock of paints, oils, sash, doors
and window glass in East
ern Oregon. New
goods are arriving
C J. -JOHNS, Sumpter
Paul E. Poindexter,
Bedford McNeais Code.
Sumpter, - - Or.