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OREGON CITY, OREGON, FRIDAY, SEPT. 2, 1904.
Development of Ogle Mountain
Mines to Be Pushed.
DIG TONS OF GOLD ORE
Now Packing in Supplies
Supply Camp This Win
ter Ore Pleased the
Fairclough Bros., of this city, are
justly proud of the display the Ogle
Mountain Mining Company, of which
they are the heaviest stock holders,
made at the recent session of the Min
ing Congress in Portland. Many of
the viBiting minors were much taken
. with it, and it was said to be the
third best exhibit made. A stock -certificate
framed in gold ore was one
oi the leading features of the exhibit.
This ore is so rich that it does not le
quire a practiced eye to see the gold
sticking in it. Other samples of the
ore of lwger size show equal richness.
The Fairclough Brothers are now
directing the packing in of supplies
to the mines and work will be kept
up all winter developing the proper
ties. During the summer two shifts
of men have kept busy on the Russell
Mine, No. 1, and work has been
steadily continued day and night. It
is not known yet whether two shifts
will be worked this winter or not,
but development will proceed stead
ily. As a result of the steady develop
ment work' done, there has been about
600 feet of tunnel driven on the ProP"
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erty, and there are now about
tons of ore on the dump. A
which will hold 600
tons of ore is be-
ing built at the mouth of the tunnels '
and this will be filled with the rock.
There are no definite stops being taken
to install a stamp mill at this time,
but one may be taken in next summer
if the continued development war
The owners of the property are not
trying to exploit their mines nor to in
terest outside capital in it, but are go
ing to keep up steady work to find
out for themselves the extent of their
holdings, the amount of pay ore they
have, and the extent of the ledge.
Two tunnels strike the ledge at a depth
of 200 feet and so far the work seems
to show that the ledge is Of as large
extent as was hoped. The full di
mensions of the lode have not yet been
ascertained. The ledge seems to be
eight feet in width as far as it has
been followed, but in addition to this
there are fourteen feet of pay ore. The
formation rather mystifies the owners,
but their confidence in the property is
shown by the liberal amount of money
they are willing to put into it to com
Different samples of the ore show
different assay values, but 132 tons
which were thoroughly .tested show
that that amount will o at least $12
to the ton. This is an average value
of the ore, and it is believed the re
mainder will average up as well r s
the first 182 tons, although no careful
estimate of the later ore has been
Considering that the average pay
ore of the world is only $8, the Ogle
Mountain property is considered
rather rich and if the ore is of suffi
cient extent that is all that is de
sired. In addition to the above values
in gold, the ore contains copper, lead
and zinc in lesser quantities sufficient
to add to the values.
MILWAUKIE GRANGE REPORT.
Further Program Made Toward Building
Hall Fair to Be In November.
Milwaukie Grange No. 2fi8, met in
reelar session August 20th, with
goodly number of members present
as well as several visiting members of
different surrounding granges.. Com
mittaes on incorporation and fair made
their respective reports and laid over
until dinner for discussion.
A communication from the Oregon
State Master, Bro. B. G. Leedy, of
Tigardville, in regard to applications
to the National Grange to be held In
Portland. inNovember t.hj. I8
read. Milwaukie will have a large
class for that degree.
The new by-laws approved at the last
meeting, were read and explained in
brief, and are held over for thorougl
explanation at our next meeting, on
September 8, at 8 p. m.
J. S. Mullan was initiated into the
mysteries of the first and second de
crees of the order, after which we
heard the dinner call, which is al
ways pleaisng to the grangers.
After dinner the third and fourth
degrees wore given in a short order
manner to Bro. Eastham of Oregon
The chairman of the fair commit
tee produced the list of helping com
mittees and a little discussion ensued.
The dates for the fair were named
for the first Friday and Saturday of
November, day and night. All ef
forts are being made to have this,
our fourth annual fair a big sucoess
in spito of poor crops.
The new hall qnestion was taken
no with considerable vigor, and as a
result all present expressed their sin
cere desire to have a new grange home,
A goodly number are wary of a debt
hanging above thoir heads, so there
will be a strenuous effort made to
have it paid for and out of debt-
While a stock company takes the
load by those favoring some immedi
ate action, the laud is promised al
ready, so. there is nothing to do but
Brother James is doing all lie can for
the hall fund and has some consider
able in hand already and wants more,
WANT A RAILROAD.
An Excellent Route For A Railroad Map
ped Gut In Detail.
In these days of expansion, develop
ment, world's fair, the greatest ever
known, the approaching of the Lewis
and Clark Exposition at Portland,
and the building of railroads through;
Out the. stat.-, m e offer an outline of
a railroad which is practical, easily
constructed everything considered-
runs through a fine section of coun-
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shingle mills, grist mills, two quarries
where fine building rock can be ob
tained. There are three belts of good timber
containing millions of feet about ten
miles southeast from Oregon City.
The route is as follows : Start at Ore
gon city.come up the Abernethy creek
to Jones' saw mill, thence to Dodd's
shingle lmill, thence to Harris' saw
mill, thence up the creek to Ben
Linn's saw mill thence to Boeson's
shingle mill, thonce to ' Heft &
Moehnke's shingle mill, thence to
Cummins' saw mill, which will bring
you to the head of Cedar oreek ; thence
down Cedar Creek to Dix Bros. '8 saw
mill, thonce to Dnrst's saw and
shinele mill, thence to Meadow-
brook on Mill creek. Near Meadow-
brook is Union Mills (saw and grist
mill) and other saw and shingle mills ;
thence to Molalla Corners, thence to
Marquam, thence to Silverton, thence
to Salem and on South as far as they
like to go.
This route is of easy grade, passes
Reece's Butte. Near this bntte,.
which can be seen from nearly all
parts of the county are the sources
of tour streams or creeks f namely Lit
tle Clear Creek, Big Clear Creek,
Milk Creek and Cedar Creek. On
those streams the said belts of timber
are located in their virgin state, con
sisting of cedar, yellow and white
fir. These belts of fine timber are
about six miles apart and the proposed
route to run midway between them
This route would furnish an outlet to
Redland, Highland, Colton, Elwood,
Clarks, Meadow Brook, Dickey's
Prairie, Molalla Corners and others.
On the way you pass two quarries
where rocks for building purposes
can be obtained.
Tried For His Sanity.
P. J. Bowerman was examined be
fore Judge Ryan Monday, charged
with insanity, but the case was con
tinued as the man was not thought
to be insane. Further witnesses may
be examined at a later date. The com
plaint was sworn to by his wife, who
alleged that he acted so queerly that
she was often much worried. Bowerman
it seems had at one time been commit
ted to the state insane asylum, but
was later discharged as cured. He
states that family troubles was the
cause of his first becoming a victim of
lunacy, as he was then living with a
former wife with whom he could not
Pendleton Prisoners Ask That
They Be Preached To
MINERS DIG UP SKULLS
Rich Priggs Plrcers in South
ern Oregon Are On State
Lme Sweet Peas Are
Found to Kill Flies.
PBIBONIRB WANT SERMONS.
There are eight churches in Pen
dleton, yet the inmates of the county
jail have ben obliged to make an ap
peal through the East Oregonian, ask
ing that ministers visit them. At least
once a week the sixteen prisoners of
tho county jail, say they would
like to have someone preacli to them.
Their letter follows :
"Editor East Orgonian: Dear Sir.
We, the inmates ofthejeounty jail, wish
to inform, through your paper, the
preachers of this city, that iwe desire
to hear the word of God preached to
us once a week."
The enrollment at the jail is larger
than it has been for montiis. Many
of the prisoners are young men and
have formed a sort of glee club. The
long monotonous hours of the day are
whiled away with songs. There has
been no trouble with the b en for a
Formerly the Salvation Army held
meetings at the jail every week, but
for several months past this work has
been adandoned and with the excep
tion of the occasional visit of the
ministers when sent for by a prisoner,
the inmates have seen but little
of ' ' the cloth. ' 'East Oregonian.
DUG DP 100 8KUL1 H.
The Galice Consolidated Mining
Company has made a strike of a pecu
liar kind. It recently purchased a
tract of gravel on the bank of Rogue
River, and has just completed a ditch
to it. In prospecting the bar an old
Indian burying ground was uncovered,
and up to date at least one hundred
skulls and a corresponding number of
boneB have been washed out.
The gravel was the scene of one of
the closing battles of the Rogue River
war, and the bones of the Indians
killed at that time are amongjtlie .find.
The major portion of them, however,
are much older than those buried in the
fifties, and were probably in the
ground when Lewis and Clark visited
the coast. Arrow heads and old In
dian jewelery are found in the graves.
The ground is rich in gold and the
company will work it next year, an
elevator is now being put in place for
that purpose. Pendleton Tribune.
MINE IN TWO 8TATES.
The muoh mooted point as to
whether the famous Briggs discovery
is in Oregon or California, surveys
have shown. E. T. Staples, who has
bonded and is developing the proper
ty, that the ledge runs from southeast
to northeast and that the property is
partly in gOregon and partly in Cali
fornia.. When he and his companions
are gathered about the dinner table in
their camp one of them is seated across
the line in California, while the other
three, are eating in Oregon. The
Wounded Buck claim, which is a con
tinuation of the Briggs discovery, is
almost wholly over the state line.
PET BEAR KILLED.
One of the McFarland boys, living
on Fifth street near the river, had a
pet bear, but now bruin is no more.
Last Friday he pulled the stake around
which he has circled for the past year
and went to Beek pother pastures. An
alarm was raised and as no one was
willing to meet the bear in the open
and try to effect his capture, a rifle
was brought and bruin was laid low.
Numerous efforts had been made to
dispose of the bear but without suc
cess. However, his meat sold readily
at 15, 20 and 25 cents a pound and
netted its owner a neat sum. Rogue
SAND IM WOOL.
Wool men who complain about the
low price of Oregon wool might be in
terested in knowing that about 80 tons
of sand, washed out of the wool used
by the Pendieton woolen mills, is
nowTbeing dumped into the river bed
at Lee street bridge. This sand was
paid for at the regular wool prices,
and is washed out in the scouring
process, and as the we being
cleaned up, this high priced land is
dumped into the river, the woolen
mills having no use for it. The pro
portion of dirt in the unwashed wool
may be judgedd from tiie difference
in price of washed and unwashed wool.
The unwashed article sells for about
15 cents, while the washed wool is
worth from 65 to 75 cents, The weight
is reduced about 65 to 70 per cent.
SWEET PR AB KILL FLIKB.
A local druggist has found a now
agent for the destruction of flies that
for activity and effectiveness discounts
anything heretofore offered for that
purpose. And not only is it harm
less, but it is a tiling of beauty as
w ell. After selling annually thous
ands of sheets of fly paper of the
sticky and poisoned varitoties and a
ton more or less of insect powder,
the new antidote for the pest bids fair
to supersede all previous methods
with him and those of his friends
who are in on the secret.
For several days the drugggiit,"' who
is a lover of flowers, has had upon his ,
front cases bunches of Bweet peas of a j
variety grown originally in California
and hut recently cultivated in tills j
section of the country. Each morning i
after opening up the store he has
found collected around the base' of the
vessel ooutaiuing the poas quito an
accumulation of dead flies.
For tho first day or so lie regarded
the mass of defunct dipterous insects
as an acidental gathering in the neigh-1
borhcod of the flowers, but curiosity '
prompted him later to watch the con-;
duct of the few flies left in the storo. I
It was observed when the peas were .
freshly picked that immediately after 1
their being placed in the vases those
flies swarmed upon the petals Biid pro
ceeded to fasten themselves there.
Shortly , afterward they fell fromj
their position dead. I
It is presumed that the odor of the
peas attrnut them first and that after
ward they absorb some poisonous ex
udation that the flowers possess and
died in cbnsequouoe.' So far as known
the peas possess no toxio effect upon
the human , being. Springfield Jour
nal. A DIFFICULT PROBLBM.
However liberal the government of
England may be to its suhjocts, says
the Cincinnati Enquirer, it is the
monarchy that sustains tho foreign
policy. This country has only gone a
little way in imitation of Great Brit
ain, but we are in ftronble that is
likely to last us during the existence
of our Union. We have taken for
eign possessions on our hands in a
spasm of victory, in opposition to the
practices and policies for more than a
oentury duration, and now we do
not know what to do with them. We
have gone so far in this line that it
is difficult to go backw ard, and a
gloomy prospect it presented when we
go forward. Extensive outlaying
possessions assimilate with British
forms. They are nonassimilative here.
We cannot lot "go of the Philipinos,
and we cannot take them into the full
fellowship of our republic. Great
Britain has no trouble on this account
Tho King has subjects at home and
abroad. The wisest statesmanship of
the country has not yet presented a
broad and sensible solution. We sim
ply have to wait. The problem now
seems to be how long we can last as a
free and enlightened republio with
the Philipine entanglement. The solu-
ution may come. It is not fairly in
Rain Proves Great Benefit.
Besides clearing the air of the heavy
cloud of smoke which hung over the
valley for so long, the rains of last
week were a great benefit to this part
of the county in that tlioy put a stop
to the forest fires which were raging
in the Bull Run country. The flames
had attained a considerable headway
and it was feared they threatened the
headworks of Portland's water sup
ply. The origin of tho fire was said to
have been a slashing which was burned
by Henry Harmand, a rancher who
lives near the toll gate on the Mt,
Hood road. It is said that a warrant
for his arrest had been sworn out by
fire patrol and that he will be
tried by the United Statos authori
ties as the fire invaded the Bull Rnn
' Fined $40 for Assault.
J O Parker, the young man who has
lain in jail or a week awaiting a hear
ing on a charge of criminal assault
committed near Aurora the first of
last week, was taken to Canby Thurs
day evening and allowed to plead
guilty to a charge of simple assault,
after the facts in the case had been
learned by the authorities. He was
fined $40 which he paid.
OF HIGH RANK
Clackamas Copper a Surprise
To Eastern Miners.
FROM MOLALLA MINES
Best Exhibit at the Mining
Congress From Any Part
of This State Exceeded
Only by Idaho Ore.
The promoters of the Molalla Cen
tral Mining Company are justly
proud of the showing their ores made
at the recent session of the National
Mining Congress in Portland. F. H.
Welch took down several specimens
of the ore dug from the Ogle Creek
properties, the best exhiibit made
probably being the sample of the cop
per pro taken froiuthe Esther group
of claims. Mr, Weloli claims that
this ore beat anything in the coppor
way from this state and was only ex
ceeded in high percentage of coppor
by ore from the Soven Devils country
in Idaho, where phenomenal copper
specimens are found. The ore from
Idaho often shows large chunks of pure
copper as large as hens eggs.
The rock exhibited in Portland laBt
week showed 27 per cent copper ac
cording to an assayer's certificate. As
it is a well known fact in mining that
the deeper down you go on a copper
or silver ledge, the richer , the ore is
likely to becomo, the mines are likely
to become very rich eventually. The
Tdovelopements so far made
Esther group seems to bear this out,
for the richest specimen secured was
found at a depth of six feet, which is
as far as the ledgojhas been explorod,
while' at. the surface the ore was less
rioh. The first assay made showed rook
containing 7 5-10 per cent copper,
or showing a value in copper of $23.50
per ton. A second assay made"from
rock at a lower depth showed IS 5-10
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Address, Sec J. B. V. Butler, or
per cent of copper or a value per ton
of $58. 55. The last taken out at 6
feet down showed that the rock was
27 per cent copper.
In this group of mines the company
claims to have a copper-produolng
ledge 6 feet wide. If the indications are
followed up by the expeoted develop
ments, it will be a surprise in mining
in this section, and Olackanias county
may become the largest copper produc
ing section in the state.
WAS DULY SOBER.
Kent Claims That Divorce Com
plaint Is False.
J. B. Kent, who Jlast week was
made defendant in an action brought
against him by his wife, the latter al
leging cruel and inhuman treatment
and continual drunk eness, filed an
answer this week in the Circuit court,
wherein he states that the allegations
against him are false, and that he has
only induigod in liquors in a moderate
way, not using them to execess.
He Bays that although he keeps liq
uor in the house, it is for use in case
of sickueBS, and is in small quanti
ties. He alleges that the plaintiff has
become easily euragod and used pro
fane and violent language toward him
without cause. Dofondant therefore
asks that the complaint of tiie plain
tiff be denied and the case dismissed.
ACCIDENT AT DAMASCUS.
Companion of Injured Farmer Acts As
While hauling straw at Damascus
last Friday, M. W. Gardnor was
thrown from the wagon and his right
foot suffered a severe dislocation. '
The bone of the leg was stuck
through the skin and into the ground
where he fell. .William Dallas, a
companion, who "was also thrown
from the wagon but uninjured, cooly
took the matter in hand and after
washing the wound, set the disloca- .
tion and applied Bplints to, the
wounded leg. So well was the work
done that it was not thought neces
seary to call a doctor.
While the two were hauling a load
of straw down a hill, the brake broke
and the team became frightened.
Starting to run they threw the oocu
pauts of the wagon out. When last
heard from Mr. Gardner was getting
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