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THE MOKNING OREGONTAN, SATURDAY. FEBRUARY 2, 1901.
MANY FLOUR SHIPS
Condor and Strathgyle Will
Load at Portland.
THEY WILL CARRY BIG CARGOES
Portland Supplies Business for All
Pacific Steamship Lines Wreck
age Found at Bonllla Point Not
Prom the Andrada Xote.
No other port on the Pacific Coast sup
plies cargoes for so many different
steamship lines as are supplied by Port
land. L.ast year steamships from Seattle,
Tacoma, San Francisco and San Diego
came to this city to secure cargo "which
was unobtainable at any of the ports
from -which they came. This year, simi
lar conditions on a more extended scale
-will be In force, except that increased
facilities for shipping direct on our own
lines may change matters later in tho
season. The steamship Strathgyle, the
largest steamship that ever entered the
rl'er, arrived In at Astoria yesterday
afternoon and will reach Portland this
forenoon. She comes from Puget Sound
and has about 1500 tons of flour on board.
At this port she will take aboard up
wards of 40,000 barrels.
By the time the Strathgyle Is out of the
way the British steamship Condor -will
arrive In port from San Francisco to
load a cargo of flour for the west coast
of South America. The Condor Is one of
W. R. Grace's regular liners plying be
tween San Francisco and South America.
The Portland Flouring Mills Company,
which Is supplying the cargoes for both of
ithese steamers, was Invited to ship the
flour to Puget Sound and San Francisco
for reshlpment, a practice which In past
3-ears has resulted In ports on the north
and south of us receiving credit for a
considerable amount of business which
originated In Portland. The excellent work
of the Port of Portland Commission has
given Portland a good channel to the
eea, and President Wilcox, of the Flour
ing Mills, makes a practical demonstra
tion of its workings by bringing big
steamships here Instead of sending flour
away in small lots for reshlpment from
The Condor, while flying the British
flag. Is controlled by American citizens,
her owners being the New York & Pacaic
Steamship Company, a firm which sails its
vessels under the British flag because the
antiquated navigation laws prevent the
admission to American register of any
vessels except those built In this country.
The Condor was built at Sunderland in
1883, and is & 5000-ton carrier. She Is 322
feet long, 42.7 feet beam, and 18.7 feet
depth of hold. The Strathgyle Is well
known In this port through her previous
PRIMROSE HILL'S LAST HOURS.
Graphic Account of the Death Strug
gle of a Fine Vessel.
The British ship Red Rock has been
placed on berth at Liverpool to take the
place of the lost Primrose Hill, which
was wrecked in the English Channel two
days after sailing for Victoria. The
Primrose Hill and her master, Captain
Wilson, were well known In this port, and
the following account from the London
Mall of the tragic end of the fine vessel
will be read with Interest:
'The Prlmroso Hill made a gallant but
Ineffectual struggle against the storm In
Carnarvon Bay. Early In the day she was
observed flying signals of distress, and a
Eteam lifeboat from Holyhead made three
attempts to reach her. but was driven
back each time. Subsequently the Prim
rose Hill, skilfully handled, came to
anchor off the South Stack lighthouse,
but soon parted anchor and was dashed
against the cruel Penrhos rocks. Three
of her masts came down with a run at
tho first impact, and the ship immediately
broke in two. The terrified crew gathered
on the poop, evidently hoping that the
rocket apparatus would reach them from
the coast guard station. This was a for
lorn hope, for though rockets were flred
they did not afford any means of escape
for the doomed sailors. Huge waves swept
the wreck, battering It to pieces, and one
by one the crew of about 35 men were
swept into the boiling surf. The jagged
rocks, hidden by the foam, soon killed the
poor fellows hurled again them, and only
one man appears to have survived. He
managed to crawl along the rocks out of
Teach of the waves, and there he lay,
panting and bleeding. He was found by
the coast guard life-saving detachment,
still living, but little more. In trying to
get at this man, one of the coast guards,
named Grills, was felled by a wave and
WAS A HOAX.
Bonllln Point Wrecknfje Sot From
ASTORIA, Feb. 1. The report that came
from British Columbia a few days ago
that a piece of teak wood, on which was
engraved the word "Andrada,, had been
picked up on Vancouver Island, proves to
have been a hoax. The lighthouse tender
Manzanita arrived In this morning after
placing the Umatilla Reef lightship on hei
station, and while north made a trig, to
the Bonllla light station on Vancouver
Island, near where the piece of wood had
been found on the beach. Tho keeper of
the lighthouse who had found the wood
presented It to Captain Gregory, who
brought It with him to Astoria. It is a
piece of teak wood about 2i feet long
and worn partially round by rolling on
the beach. One side is somewhat flat and
on It te cut, very crudely, the word "An
drondo," not ''Andrada." as reported.
The carving shows evidence of having
been very recently done, and evidently
with a penknife, and in no way resembles
any piece or part of a vessel.
Ynnjc Tse Steamer "IVrecUed.
WASHIJGTON, Feb. 1. The State De
partment has received a report from the
Consul at Chung King. China, to the
effect that the German steamer Sui
Hsiang has been totally wrecked In the
rapids of the Yang Tse. 60 miles above
Ichang. The captain was lost, but all of
her -passengers and the remainder of the
crew were saved.
The steamer was built especially to nav
igate the Yang Tse from Shanghai to
Chung King. She was on her trial trip.
Canadian Shipyards' Product.
OTTAWA. Ont., Feb. 1. The number
of vessels built In Canada during 1900 was
277, measuring 21.G&S tons registered. Es
tlmatlng the value of these at $45 per ton.
It gives a total value of 5949,410 for new
The German bark Hassla will finish
loading today, and will be followed Mon
day by the British bark Province.
The French bark General de Bolsdeffre
arrived up from Astoria yesterday after
noon and docked at Mersey to discharge
The steamer Inland Flyer made another
trial trip Thursday afternoon and worked
very satisfactorily. Captain Peter Crim
will take her around to the Sound In a
The schooner Melancthon, which sailed
from the Columbia Monday forenoon, ar
rived at San Franolsoo yesterday morn
ing, making a very fast passage for a
The revenue cutter Perry, whose use-
lessness- for work needed in this vicinity
was pretty effectually demonstrated In
her recent cruise In search of the Andra
da, arrived up from Astoria last evening.
Domestic and Foreign Ports.
ASTORIA, Feb. L Arrived at 1:30 P. M.
and left up at 3:30 P. M. British steamer
Strathgyle, from' Seattle. Left up at 10:30
A. 1L United States steamer Pern. Con
dition of the bar at 4 P. M., smooth; wind
west; weather clear.
Astoria, Jan. 3L Arrived down at 9:40
A. M. Italian ship Dora. Sailed at 9:40
A, M. British ship Luclpara, for Queens
town or Falmouth for orders. Sailed at
no6n Tug Lome, with barge Richard III,
for Nanalmo. Left up at 2 P. M. French
bark General de Bolsdeffre.
San Francisco Arrived January 31
Steamer Alliance, from Portland. Sailed
Ship InEIan. for Nanalmo; steamer Walla
Walla, for Victoria; schooner Mayflower,
for Coqullle River; ship Two Brothers, for
Seattle; steamer Titani, for Nanalmo;
steamer Coqullle River, for Gray's Har
bor; steamer Newburg, for Gray's Har
bor; steamer Progreso, for Tacoma: ship
Port Stanley, for Queenstown; ship Geo.
Curtis, for Honolulu. Arrived Steamer
City of Sydney, from Panama.
San Pedro Arrived January CO Schooner
Peerless, from Port Blakeley.
San Diego Sailed January 30 Barken
tlne Northwest for Everett.
Queenstown Sailed January 31 German
ic, from Liverpool for New York.
New York Arrived January 31 Lauren
tlan, from Glasgow; Georgian, from Liv
erpool; Anchoria, from Glasgow; Teutonic,
Seattle, Feb. L Arrived Steamer Duke
of Fife, from Hong Kong.
Callao, Feb. 1. Arrived U. S. S. Phila
delphia, from San Diego.
Port Townsend Sailed January 31 Ship
Kennebec, for Sydney.
Seattle Arrived January 31 Ship Falk
land, from Tacoma.
Port Blakeley Sailed January 31
Schooner J. A. Campbell, for Honolulu.
Caleta Buena In port December 8 Brit
ish bark Port Carlisle, for Oregon.
San Francisco, Feb. L Sailed Steamer
Leelanaw. for Seattle; schooner Chas. R.
Wilson, for Gray's Harbor. Arrived
Steamer Umatilla, from Victoria; steamer
Areata, from Coos Bay; steamer Melanc
thon, from Coqullle River; steamer Argo,
from Coqullle River.
London, Feb. L Sailed Menominee, for
Queenstown, Feb. 1. Sailed Common
wealth, from Liverpool for Boston.
Kinsale, Feb. 1. Passed Campania,
from New York for Queenstown and Liv
erpool. UPPER NEHALEM COAL.
Report of Excessive Sulphur Said to
Be a Mistake.
Dr. A. C. Panton, who is Secretary of
the Great Northern Coal Company, which
has 10SO acres of coal land In the upper
Nehalem Valley, takes exception to the
statement frequently made that the coal
of that section contains too much sul
phur to be valuable. He says that the
report of Professor J. S. Dlller, of the
United States Geological Survey, on
which the erroneous conclusion was
based, was on surface cropplngs that
did not properly represent the quality
of the measures. Surface water had
dripped down and percolated through
the specimens Professor Dlller gathered,
thus accounting for "the presence of the
large proportion of sulphur found by the
Government analyst. The analyses made
for the company In Portland do not
show any sulphur, though the ash is
reported to be a red gray.
The prospectus Issued by the company
recites that the improvement of the
property consists of two tunnels, one
driven on a nine-foot and another on a
five and one-half-foot nleasure. The tun
nels are the whole distance of 200 feet
In solid coal of merchantable character.
The roof is sandstone and the floor slate.
The distance from Portland Is 48 miles.
Some of this coal was brought to Port
land and tested on the steam motors of
the City & Suburban Company, and It
gave satisfactory results. Though no
further actual test has been made, It Is
presumed to be a good steam coal.
First Game In Present Crusade In
terrupted by Arrests.
The first gambling raid among white
men in the present crusade against gam
bling took place last night, about 11
o'clock, at a room In the Esmond Hotel,
Front and Morrison streets, when Police
Captain Hoare and Sergeant Moore sur
prised a poker game In full blast. These
six men were arrested and taken to the
polloe station: J. L. Wilson, G. W. Way,
otherwise known as "Happy Way"; L.
F. Alexander. A. Harrison. J. Scott and
Ed Evers. The men were well-dressed,
and were from 22 to 45 years old. About
1000 poker chips and five packages of
cards were captured. The police said
that Way ran the game, and that Harri
son was doortender. Both these prisoners
were held In $50 ball each, and the other
four were held In $25 bail each. One pris
oner, who has a budding mustache, said:
"I get into trouble whenever I raise this
mustache," and another one protested that
he had only been in the room three min
utes when the raid took place.
A. Refiling has returned from a visit to
Traffic Manager Campbell, of the O. R.
& N., left last evening on a business trip
to Salt Lake City.
George L. Baker, the new proprietor of
the Baker City pera-house, came down
yesterday and will remain in Portland a
A. P. Massey, traveling passenger agent
of the Boston & Maine, was in Portland
yesterday, and left in the evening for
NEW YORK, Feb. L Northwestern
people registered at New York hotels to
day as follows:
From Portland L. W. Levlerson, at the
From Pendleton L. Cohen and wife, at
the New Amsterdam.
From Davenport J. H. .Luce and wife,
at the Imperial.
From Tacoma F. S. Wilson and wife,
at the Cadillac.
From Spokane S. Seltenbach, at the
Rossmore; Mrs. H. B. Luhn, at the Hol
land; C. Y. Williams, W. E. Bell, at the
Grand; C. R. Conner, at the Morton; Mrs.
E. Taylor, at the .Albert.
Favorable to Fruit.
January was considered a very favor
able season for "Oregon fruitgrowers,
as the cool days and frosty night
kept the sap from starting In the
trees. Sometimes a mild January en
courages the fruit trees to prepare for
blooming earlier than the should, and
then a frost In March or Atrll cuts the
blossoms back and thus destroys a por
tion of the fruit while it is beginning to
form. The fruit prospects of the state
were never better than now, at this sea
son of the year, and If February keeps
a little cool, the danger from killing
frosts In the Spring will be all passed.
This Is the condition in Southern and
Eastern Oregon, as well as in the Willam
Life Lost In an Explosion.
The police received a telegram last
night from the Giant Powder Company,
Victoria, B. C. 'regarding the accident
which took place there, involving the
death of John Fen ton, particulars of
which were given in yesterday's Ore
gonlan. The telegram stated that Fen
ton's wife. Mrs. Lizzie Fenton, is be
lieved to reside in Portland, but a search
by the police last night failed to find her.
For a Cold In the Head,
Laxative $romo-QuInlne Tablets.
NORTHWEST GOLD OUTPUT
EXTRACTS FROM DIRECTOR OF
MINT'S 1800 REPORT.
Oregon Sections Which Helped Swell
Its Product Industry in 'Wash-
Ingrton and Idaho.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 28. The annual re
port of the Director of the Mint contains
an interesting statement on the gold out
put of the States of Oregon, Washington
and Idaho for the year 1S99, from which
the following extracts are made:
"The values of precious metals and of
lead and copper produced in Oregon for
the calendar year 1S99 show a gain of $284,
186 43 over the production of 1898. Com
parative tables attached hereto show the
relative gains in each of the metals men
Gold, fine ounces ....
Sliver, fine ounces .
Copper, fine pounds
Lead, fine pounds .
"The counties producing this new wealth
are: Baker, Grant, Union, Malheur and
Wallowa, In the northeastern portion of
the state, while Josephine. Jackson,
Curry, Coos, Douglas and Lane, in the I
southwestern portion of the state, com
prise those furnishing their golden con
tribution for the year Just ended. With
the exception of Union, the output from
these counties shows a substantial in
crease, the exception in the case being
caused by the closing down of the Cornu
copia, which, under ordinary conditions,
is the most extensive producer In the
"Over one-third of all the gold and sil
ver finding Its way to the mints and as
say offices of the United States from the
State of Oregon, either by direct deposit
or through the medium of smelters and
refineries of the country, was recovered
from, the placer and quartz ledges of
Baker County. Of the total gain of $281.
186 43 in the state's production, this coun
ty contributed approximately one-fourth,
and in point of Intense activity and Intel
ligent progression It ranks first among the
state's many valuable mining districts.
Sumpter, its principal camp, has become
the cynosure of attraction among Its
many mining men and capitalists. Within
the limits of this camp there are at pres
ent some 20 mines equipped with stamp
mills or cyanide plants which have a
total capacity of many thousands of tons
of ore per month, while many new prop
erties are constantly being gotten In read
iness for active operations.
"Herewith Is given a partial list of
Sumpter mines upon which sufficient de
velopment work has been done to place
them past the prospective stage. The list
Is by no means complete, but Is prepared
from the most reliable data obtainable.
"The North Pole mine, on Cracker
Creek, Just out of Sumpter, Is equipped
with a 20-stamp mill and a 25-ton cyanide
plant, and employs a large force of
miners. The lower tunnel Is completed
for a distance of 1900 feet, and tunnel No.
2, 450 feet lower, about 1200. At the In
termediate level, 100 feet above No. 2 Is a
tunnel nearly 700 feet long, and 1500 feet
above this there Is still another 800 feet
'The lower and second tunnels are con
nected by a main uprise. There are also
numerous shafts and raises connecting the
different workings, all of which constitute
valuable development. A gravity tramway,
1000 feet long, connects the mouth of tun
nel No. 2 with the mouth of ttie lower.
The mine has long been a good producer.
"The Golconda, six miles from Sumpter,
is equipped with a No. 4 Bryan mill of
90 tons dally capacity. About 2000 feet
of tunnel work, 300 feet of shafting, and
200 feet of raises constitute the develop
ment work to date. The upper tunnel
has reached a depth of 800 feet. The
ledge Is 160 feet between walls and con
tains a number of chutes, all of which
carry more or less value.
"The Columbia, on the same lead as the
Golconda, is equipped with two 200-horse-power
boilers, a three-ton hoist, 10 stamps,
concentrating tables, saw mill, electric
plant, and, all necessary machinery.
"The E. & E., which is at present
Idle on account of litigation, Is equipped
with a 20-stamp mill, concentrating tables
and all modern conveniences. The lodge
is 50 feet wide, and the vein has been ex
ploited 1800 feet, the lowest depth bejng
60 feet below the apex of the ledge.
"Tho Free Coinage, owned by V. A.
Schilling and W. A. Cannon, of Portland,
is situated five miles from Sumpter. A 100
foot tunnel has attained a depth of 80
feet in ore assaying from $10 to $50 per
ton in gold. The Ibex, six miles from
Sumpter, Is another big mine In the
Cracker Creek district. A total of 1500
feet of tunneling and shafting represents
the development work. The ledge ranges
from 10 to 30 feet in width, and the ore
will average $20 per ton In gold.
"This group consists of three claims,
and Is located near the Golconda and
Ibex, on the main ledge of that district.
It Is' being thoroughly developed, and the
mine is rapidly being brought in lino with
the other big mines of Sumpter. The
property has a 60-foot shaft sunk on the
ledge, and at the bottom an 80-foot cross
cut has been run, which, however, has
not as yet traversed the ledge. Two tun
nels of 150 and 300 feet, respectively, have
also been driven, and In these assays run
from $2 to $24 per ton.
"The Maiden's Dream lies parallel to the
Ibex ledge and north of It. Development
work consists of 1000 feet of tunnels reach
ing a depth of 150 feet.
"On Burnt River, about 35 miles south
east of Baker City, the Pomeroy Dredger,
an extensive plant, has been In operation
for 'some time. It has a capacity of 3600
cubic yards of gravel per day of 24 hours,
and Is operated at a slight cost, not ex
ceeding 5 cents per yard, in gravel run
ning 25 cents. Results so far have been
entirely satisfactory. On a tributary of
Burnt River the Weatherly placers are lo
cated and have been good producers for
"There are many other properties in the
district In various stages of development,
among them being the Balsley Elkhorn.
Gold Ridge, Mormon Boy, Consolidated
Virginia and Flag Staff Mining Company,
Eureka and Excelsior.
"The placer mines of this district also
yielded considerable gold, coming princi
pals from the Never Sweat placer mine.
Chicken Creek, Rye Valley. Fllckbar and
"The output of this country in 1898 was
$176,231 82. and for 1899 the production in
creased to $303.6S0 53, showing a net gain
of $127, 44S 71. The largest production of
lead and sliver came from this county,
and the principal producing mines are lo
cated In Its extreme eastern portion, lying
on the western slope of the Blue Moun
tains, In the vinlclty of Granite, Susan
vllle, Prairie and Canyon Cities. Among
these are the Red Boy and Bonanza. This
is, strictly speaking, a subdivision of the
"The Bonanza, equipped with a 40-stamr
mill, has opened up 10,000 feet of tunnel,
Is lighted with electricity, and thoroughly
equipped in every particular. The ledges,
which are cut by 2500 feet of crosscuts, are
from 10 to 135 feet In thickness. Con
centrates run as high as $200 per ton.
"The Red Boy Is equipped with one of
the most complete and modern mills In
the state and represents the expenditure
of nearly a quarter of a million dollars,
employs a large force of men. and the
mountain has been penetrated to a depth
of 4000 feet, with a depth .of tunnel 400
feet, making it one of the most complete
mines In Eastern Oregon.
"Golden Eagle is another prominent
property, while on the Don Juan a 5
stamp mill Is operating on high-grade ore.
Adjoining the Bonanza1 on the south Is
the Empire group of three claims, de
veloped with several hundred feet of tun
nel and a 10-stampr mill In process of erec
"Among other mines that are deserving
of mention are the Belle View, on which
a 10-stamp mill Is in operation; Magnolia,
which has a 10-stamp mill, with a total ot
1600 feet of tunneling, and a large body
of 'ore open up; the Cougar, on which a
250-ton cyanide plant has been Installed;
May Queen, Llftle Giant, Pyz, Jay Gould,
Banzette. June Bug, Black Bird and
"In the Greenhorn district the Diadem,
Inter-Mountain, Ben Harrison, Ornament
and Surprise are among the principal
"In the Susanvllle district the greatest
amount of work has been done on the
Badger, which has some 2000 feet of un
derground work and a 10-stamp mill.. The
Stockton group is also exposing a body of
high-grade ore In its 100-foot shaft.
"Thirty miles southwest of Sumpter Is
the Dixie Butte district, the principal mine
being the Copper King, on which 250 feet
of tunneling has been done. Ore averages
$14 per ton In copper, the total value be
ing about $40 per ton.
Lane nnd Douglas Counties.
"The Bohemia district lies partly in
Southern Lane and Northern Douglas
Counties, and until within the last yeai
or two was very little known. How
ever, it bids fair to become one of promi
nence In the near future, on account of
the extraordinarily strong and prominent
system of fissure veins and Its unqualified
mining facilities. The great porphyry
dikes traversing tho district four miles
through the andesite formation, the
numerous fissure veins that can be readily
traced across the entire district, the high
altitude attained by some of its peaks,
covered with an andesite capping, heavi
ly impregnated with iron, all tend to prove
its volcanic origin and indicate unusual
depth of Its many mineralized lodes. From
the precipitous nature of the formation
development work can be accomplished
by drifting and crosscuttlng without the
heavy cost of hoists, pumps, fans, etc,
which are Incident to operations In some
of the districts In the state.
"The production for 1899 shows for Doug
las County a gain of $58,020 27, out of a
total of $64,723 17, while the total amount
credited to Lane County is $42,785 03. The
principal mines are the Noon Day, which
has a modern 20-stamp mill, eight Frue
vanners, and about 3500 feet of tram; the
Champion, with a 10-stamp mill, and a
3000-foot tram; the Musjc, with an up-to-date
10-stamp mill, modern machinery,
sawmill, etc. The Helena has also pro
duced many tons of very rich ore, full of
free gold, and has recently Installed a
new five-stamp mill. Other properties
are the Isabella, near Glendale, Black
Republican and Yankee Boy, and the
"In the extreme northeastern corner of
the state lies practically a ne.ty- district,
which contains many promising quartz
and copper locations. During the year
$4,188 67 in values were produced, derived
mostly from the placers along the Snake
"The amount of gold and silver credited
to Malheur County for rne year Is $11,
612 51. Of this only a small portion was
derived from quartz mining, the major
portion coming from placer diggings on
Willow Creek, Malheur and Snake River.
Among the quartz properties producing
are the Red, White and Blue and the
Golden Eagle. The latter property is
thoroughly equipped for development, and
a large crushing plant Is soon to be erect
ed. The development consists of 140 feet
of crosscut tunneling, tapping the ore
body at 70 feet below the surface, and a
shaft 100 feet from surface to the ore
body, besides other work of a substantial
"In this county, lying north of Baker.
Is situated a number of steady producers,
and the output for 1S99 amounted to
$133,678 22, which, however, is a decrease
of $226,46155 from 189S. This loss Is ac
counted for by the temporary shutting
down of the Cornucopia, which pro
duced the largest amount in 1898 of any
one mine In the county.
"The properties of the Union Com
panion, one of the most valuable in the
district, consist of some 30 claims, and
they have some 10,000 feet of tunnel,
crosscuts, shafts, etc.. which are located
in a milling ore valued from $14 to $20
per ton. The mine Is equipped with a
20-stamp mill, concentrating tables, air
compressor, electricity, etc. and the
concentrates go as high as $200 per ton.
"Many other good properties adjoin
this mine, and to the west the Faithful
Boy, Graphite, Paddy's Paradise, Crown
Point, Sanger, and others are located.
The Sanger mine Is one of the best de
veloped of the group; has a 10-stamp
mill In operation, and is a producing
"The production of this county shows
a substantial Increase over 1893t $92,360 06,
the total amount produced being $242,
93015. The operations have been largely
confined to the placers of Wolf, Galice,
Williams and other creeks, while some
quartz properties, notably the Green
back, Gold Bug, Requital, and the prop
erties of the Lawrence Mining Company,
produced some considerable bullion. The
Lawrence is equipped with a 50-ton Griffin
mill. Other properties that promise well
are those of the Alexander and Bent, on
Galice Creek, and those in Silver, Briggs,
Soldier and Althouee districts.
'This county shows an Increase of
$75,401 81. the total for 1899 being $106.
485 40, partly from Its placers of Welmor,
Draper, Gold Hill. Steamboat, Sardine
Creek, and from Its quartz mines, viz.,
Columbia Gold Mining &. Milling Com
pany, McMurtry Mining Company, Shorty
Hope mine, and the Oregon Gold Ex
traction Company at Ashland.
"Curry County produced $10,465 21 for
the calendar year just ended, principally
from its placers in the Sixes mining
district and the Johnson district.
"Coos County contributed $17,803 79, an
Increase of $15,710 77 over 1898, largely
secured from the placers, of Randolph
and others, and Is indicative of increased
activity. The only quartz mines of note
In the county are those on the Devllbllss
property, where there is a flve-stamp
mill In operation, .and the properties at
the head of the small tributary of John
Tne mineral product of the State of
Idaho for the year 1899 shows a small in
crease In the gold and a decrease In the
silver and lead as compared with that of
the previous year.
"An unusual activity has been general
throughout the gold-bearing districts,
many of which have been developing new
properties which have not become pro
ducing. "The decrease In he silver Js shown to
the reports from Owyhee and Sho3honei Another season will witness. greater re
Countles. In the former, one of the large I turns.
properties has been Idle during the year,
and in the latter the labor troubles In the
Coeur d'Alene mines have caused the fall
ing off of both silver ana lead."
Gold and Silver Produced In Idaho Deposited with Government Institu
tions During: the Calendar Year 1809.
New York ....
"While the values show a somewhat
higher figure, the output from the quartz
mines and placers of Washington for the
calendar year 1899 hardly attains antic
ipated proportions. The net Increase of
nearly $100,000 Is In a measure satisfac
tory, but many of the conditions that
have retarded the work for the last two
years still exist. Washington's contri
bution of precious metals for the year
aggregates a total of over a million dol
lars, as is shown by the following tabu
Gold, fine ounces ....
Silver, fine ounces ..
Copper, fine pounds.
Lead, fine pounds ..
"The year witnessed greater mining
activity throughout the state than for
the preceding two years, but result3
have been more in the line of prepar
atory development than In actual pro
duction. This has been particularly the
case In certain of the mining districts
along the western slope of the Casca.de
Range, in Whatcom, Skagit, and Snoho
mish counties, and while the resultant
effects are hardly noticeable in point of
actual "dollars and cents," the work is
of a substantial character, and will go
far toward increasing the Importance of
these mining centers. Many properties
that were mere "prospects" In 1S9S are
6till In an embryonic state, while a few
have assumed a more tangible form as
producers, only awaiting Increased trans
"Owing to the inaccessibility of what
is perhaps the richest district in What
com County Mount Baker district devel
opment hae been necessarily difficult
and arduous. The district embraces
many properties known to be very rich
in free gold, and upon which much act
ive work has been done. The sale of
the Post-Lambert group of five claims
to Messrs. John English & Son, and the
erection of a 10-stamp mill marks the
beginning of actual mining in this dis
trict. The ore is very rich in visible free
gold and is liberally charged with tellur
ide. Other properties making a fine
showing in free-milling ore are the Com
modore group of three claims, the Red
Mountain, and the properties owned by
the Carlisle Company.
"The output of the Ruby Creek
placers has been considerable for many
years, with a slight increase during the
past season. The Everett Hydraulic
Mining Company owns a large tract of i
good placer ground near the mouth of
Ruby Creek, together 'with an extensive
plant and works, and is prepared for j
active operation, and inasmuch as cort
slderable value has been taken out by
primitive methods In past years, they
will, without doubt, with systematic and
Intelligent work, very materially Increase
their output In 1900.
"Although little actual production has
"resulted so far from the mines of the
Index district, ,wlth the single exception r
of the Republic, on the eastern side of j
the Cascade Range, it has witnessed the j
most activity of any section In this state.
The shipping properties Include the Sun- '
set. Golden Tunnel, and Index Mining '
Company's properties, but many others
are rapidly nearlng the producing stage, J
and, taken as a whole, the entire dis
trict has been doing much to warrant
the oft-repeated statements concerning ,
Its future importance as a rich mining ;
"If expectations are realized many val
uable copper properties will have passed
the preparatory state before the end of
another year. This Is especially true of
"Many years ago placer discoveries were
made In the district lying east of the Cas
cade Mountains, In Kittitas County, fol
lowed later by quartz discoveries yielding
to sluice and stamp, only to be abandoned
later on, however, from the same causes
that have resulted In the desertion of
many mining camps. The free gold ran
into sulphides after the oxidized material
had been exhausted, and so much of the
values were lost In treatment that the
largest mill In the district, the Blewett,
was closed. After several years a new
syndicate, composed of Seattle men. and
known as the Warrior-General Company,
took hold of the property, rebuilding a 20
stamp mill, and by the end of another
season will have Joined the list of pro
ducers, with every Indication of success
"The placers of the Swauk, which are In
this same district, as well as the placers
of the Snake River, have contributed
about the same amount as in 1S9S.
"Perhaps the largest undertaking in the
entire state, in a strictly mining Inter
pretation of the word, is the tunneling of
the Palmer Mountain by the Palmer
Mountain Gold Mining & Tunnel Com
pany. And while $100,000 In bullion will
cover its output for the season, the work
Is of such a thorough and systematic na
ture that it easily takes first rank as an
enterprising effort to build a paying mine.
Over 5000 feet of the 8400 feet of tunnel
necessary to reach the objective depth of
4000 feet have been completed, and In ac
complishing this 22 well-defined veins have
been crossed, running from one foot to 30
feet wide between walls, showing' values
averaging $28 per ton In gold. The forma
tion is pronounced dloritic
"The company has a fine water power,
over a mile of flume, and many other sub
stantial improvements. But little drifting
on the veins has been done as yet, and
active mining will not begin for at least
another year. On this same mountain are
many other fine properties nearing the
point of production, notabiy the Black
Bear-War Eagle, on which several hun
dred feet of snaft and tunnel have been
made, and a five-stamp mill erected. Oth
ers are the Puritan, Wehe Consolidated,
with 26 claims; the Okanogan Free Gold
Mining Company, eight claims; the Gold
en Zone, the Ivanhoe, Rainbow, .Triune
and Spokane. Near the Q. S. Gold Min
ing & Smelting Company owns 26 loca
tions, showing a large outcropping qf cop
per, on which some 500 feet of crosscut
and tunnel have been constructed this
season, showing good values In copper,
gold and silver.
"Republic the youngest camp In the
state is by far the largest producer. The
Republican Consolidated Gold Mining
Company has paid over $500,000 In divi
dends this year, besides spending muoh
money In perfecting Its'mlll, 200 tons ca
pacity (Republic Reduction Works Com
pany), and In making other substantial
improvements. A large custom mill has
been erected, at a cost of $75,000, making
the third in the district in operation.
"Over on the Methow, In the southeast
ern portion of Okanogan County, the Hid
den Treasure has been operating with a
small force, and it has uncovered a large
body of very rich ore, from which a ship
ment was made wjtfc profitable results.
"In fact, the entire mining Interests of
the state have shared in the general pros
perity of the country, notwithstanding
they have been overshadowed by the ex-
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cltement incident to the continued ex
ploitation of Alaskan fields and retarded
through lack of suitable roads In many
Instances. By the intelligent co-operation
of the proper authorities in many of our
counties and tne Judicious expenditure of
funds available, many districts through
out the state would Immediately become
prosperous beyond measure from their
To Protect Black Bass.
MONTREAL, Feb. 1. The North Amer
ican Fish and Game Association has de-
Quantity J Value
i' 29,611.196 $ 612,117 74
$ 729.387 82
Xa.a4S.Ki I 426,083 13
j$l,070,616 45 1$ 1.163.487 86
elded to recommend that in waters which
are partially In Canada and Partially In
the United States, the open season for
black blass shall be from July 1 to Jan
uary 1, and that net fishing shall be en
tirely forbidden In Lake Champlaln, the
Straits of New York and Vermont and
the Province of Quebec.
A resolution was adopted with a view
to making the Lacey bill of the United
States International Instead as at present
Interstate, and Canadian and the United
States 'Legislators will be urged In that
direction. It was decided to hold the
next annual gathering In Vermont, the
selection of the place being left in the
hands of the president.
Her Husband Disappeared.
NEW YORK, Feb. 1. The World says:
Mrs. Timothy J. Brennan, a bride of
five weeks, Is-anxiously awaiting news re
garding the disappearance of her husband,
who has been missing since the last of
last year. She says that when her hus
band left he went to Philadelphia to cash
a draft for $150,000, and that the last trace
she has obtained of him was when he
left the bank with $60,000 In cash and a
draft on a bank In Havana for the re
maining $90,000. Mr. Brennan had been
married a little over two weeks when
he vanished. It was arranged that they
should sail for Havana the day on which
the husband disappeared.
Christian Endeavor Anniversary.
PORTLAND, Me., Feb. 1. The main
body of delegates to the combined annua
convention and 20th anniversary celebra
tion of the organization of the first
Christian Endeavor Society, now being
held at the birthplace of the organiza
tion here, arrived today. Today's exer
cises were held in the Second Parish
Church. Secretary John Willis Baer, of
the United Society, spoke of the interna
tional convention to be held at Cincinnati
July 6-10, saying that plans were being
made to accommodate at least 20,000 dele
gates. The Pittsburg Tragedy.
PITTSBURG, Pa., Feb. 1. The slayer
of Mrs. Buccl, or Bottl, as she was called,
who was found murdered at her home In
the East End Wednesday, is now known,
but as yet has not been captured. The 9-year-old
daughter, Anna, who, with her
15-months-old brother, was lying on the
couch with her mother when the killing
took place, has told the story, fastening
the crime on her father. The neighbors
of Bottl believe Jealousy of tho cousin
prompted the husband to destroy his wlfo.
Neither man has been arrested.
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