Sage, Chas. M
The following data is extracted from Baker County, Oregon, Gold Mining History.
The hardware establishment conducted by the above named gentleman in the Bowen stone building is one of the most progressive business houses in the city, having built up in the last two years a very large and influential patronage. He carries a general line embracing shelf and heavy hardware, stoves and house furnishings, miners' supplies, and powder. Mr. Sage has made the hardware business a life's study, and there is probably no merchant in that line better posted than he. His aim has been to conduct a model store and to be convinced that he has not fallen short of the mark one need only visit his salesroom. He has a great number of desirable agencies, such as the "Giant" powder, which has greater execution and less fumes than any other manufactured. Also the "Canton" steel, guaranteed to be the equal of Jessop's famous English steel, at a much less cost. in stoves and ranges he carries the "Universal" line, manufactured by Cribben, Sexton & Co., who give a fifteen years' guarantee with every one turned out of the factory. To Mr. Sage is largely due the origination of low prices in his line, and the patronage he enjoys is but a natural sequence.
Source: Baker County, Oregon, Gold Mining History