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THE MORNING ORBGONIAN, FRIDAY, . FEBRUARY 15, 1901.
COMING FOR WHEAT
Mammoth Dutch Steamship
to Load at Portland.
LEAVES THE SOUND IN BALLAST
Portland Ships Kecelre Qxialc Die.
paten Two German Ships ArriTe
Alter Jjong Pae Three
Steamships Reach Fort. ..
Alter a lull of eeveral days, a charter
for -wheat loading has at last been re
ported, and -within a few days a mammoth
Dutch steamship -will come around from
Puget Sound to load at this port for Ep
plnger & Co. The steamer Is the WUhel
mina, and she Trill 'have the distinction
of being the first Dutch steamship that
ever entered the Columbia .River. The
fWUhelmlna has been in the service of
the United States Government, plying be
tween Seattle and Manila, but, now that
Mr. "Waterhouse has corralled all of the
Government freight for his regular line,
to Manila, the "Wilhelmlna has been re
leased, end has been taken for wheat.
The vessel "was built exclusively for a
freighter, and will carry over G00O tons of
wheat with her bunkers full of coal. She
Is 360 feet long, 48 feet beam, and 20.3
feet depth of hold. Originally she flew the
British flag, and was launched In 1898 as
the British steamer Pilgrim. She is of
27S1 tons net and 4235 tons gross regis
ter and has -triple-compound engines of
on6r-moderae power. Her home port is
IRoUerdam, and her owners, according to
Uoydrs .Register are Gulf Stoomv Maats,
with X de Porter manager.
The "Wilhelmlna was chartered at 40
shillings, and has the option of loading
at Tacoma at the same rate. Everything
else being equal. It would probably be
more profitable to load the vessel on the
Sound, where she Is now lying, but the
facilities for quick dispatch are so much
better at this port that her owners will
probably make money by sending her
TWO SLOW GERMANS.
Professor Koch and Brnnshansen
Make Lous Passages From -South.
After many days, the In-bound grain
fleet ls-agaln showing up, and a couple of
German ships blew in from sea yester
day. The first of the pair was the Bruns
hausen, which was so long on the way
from Guaymas that she missed her can
celing date, and, instead of loading at 45
shillings, she Is' on the free list and will
be asking bids. Ships are needed here
very much, but they are not needed at 45
shillings, and the belated Brunshausen
will probably be forced to accept 41s 3d
or possibly 40 shillings, or else tarry a
while on the free list.
Late last evening the Professor Koch
was towed in. The Professor has also
been out long enough to preclude the pos
sibility of his (or her) leaving a smoking
wake behind him (or her), as he (or she)
scorched the waters blue. The Professor
Koch sailed from San Bias three days
before the Brunshausen sailed from Guay
mas, and both of the vessels were out
over 50 days. The Professor Koch did not
lose a charter by the long passage, and
will be hurried up the river as rapidly
as possible. She (or he) will only carry
about SO.OOO bushels, and as there are over
3,500,000 bushels on spotf It is not ex
pected that there will be any delay.
ILALA HAS NOT SHOWED TTP.
Considerable Guessinsr as to "Where
She Went Since Monday.
"VICTORIA, B. C, Feb. 14. The steamer
Queen City reached Albernl this afternoon
from a trip to the northern end of "Van
couver Island. One of her officers wires
that no further evidence of any wreck
was seen on the coast.
Although a big fleet of vessels passed up
the straits this afternoon, the ship Uala
was not among them and there Is consid
erable guessing as to what has become of
her. She signalled Cape Beale on Mon
day, and should have arrived the next
day, but has not yet been heard of. She
may have been blown off shore by con
trary winds, but there have now been
fair winds for two days which should
have brought her In,
The purser of the steamer Tees, on
which vessel salmon for the ship Ardna
murchan was brought from the northern
canneries, offered an explanation of the
recent finding of salmon cases near As
toria. He says that some salmon was
stored in 'the deck houses on that ship,
it having been found after her arrival
here from Fraser River, that some salmon
intended for her had been left here.
GIVEN QUICK DISPATCH.
General de Bolsdeffre Finishes IS
Days After Arrival in the River.
The French bark General de Bolsdeffre
finished loading last evening, and will
clear today. This vessel was dispatched
by Balfour, Guthrie & Co., and, consider
ing the fact that she came into the river
without a charter on January 30, has
been given very quick dispatch. There
are very few vessels loaded at ojher ports
in the Northwest within 15 days after
their arrival. The German ship Alster
kamp, which was also loaded by Balfour,
Guthrie & Co., and sailed Monday, made
a record equally as good as that of the
Bolsdeffre, for she received her full cargo
and was back on the high seas again,
bound for Europe, In less than 18 days
after coming Into the river. The dispatch
given these vessels was In the regular or
der of business, and no attempt was made
at broaklng records. Had there been any
rush for a record, about a week could
have been saved on them.
THREE STEAMSHIPS ARRIVE.
Columbia, Sknrpano and Almond
Branch Crossed In Yesterday.
Three big steamships crossed In at As
toria yesterday morning, and In the
course of the day all of them left up.
The Columbia, which led the fleet, crossed
in about daylight, but made a slow pas
sage up the river, and did not reach her
dock until nearly 6 o'clock last evening.
The Skarpsno, from the Orient, crossed In
about two hours later than the Columbia,
and, after pausing a few hours at quaran
tine, resumed her Journey up the river.
She comes full to the hatches with Orien
tal cargo, and will be hustled out again
as fast as it is possible to work her. The
tatl-ender of the steamship fleet was the
big whaleback steamer Almond Branch,
which came around from Puget Sound to
load lumber for Shanghai for the Pacific
Export Lumber Company. She left up
shortly after noon, and will be ready for
business this morning.
SPOKE THE GILDEMEISTER.
OrcRon-Uonnd Ship Will Pat Into
SAN FRANCISCO. Feb. 14. A dispatch
received tonight by the Merchants' Ex
chance from Seattle, reports the arrival
of the schooner Fred E. Sander, from San
Pedro. The captain reports that January
90 he spoke the ship Otto GUdemelster. in
33:8 north, 127:30 west. The GUdemelster
was dismasted, having only three low
stumps remaining, and had evidently suf
fered severely from storms. Ninety per
cent reinsurance has been quoted for some
time on the ship, which is out 92 days
from Yokohama for Oregon. The cap
tain of the GUdemelster informed the
captain of the Fred 33. Sander that the';
ship and crew were getting along well,
and that he expected to make the port of
Ban Francisco soon.
TO GET POITAIXOCa OFF.
Anchors Axe in. Position and Effort
. ?C tym Be Made Next Weelc
SsTORIA, Or., Feb. 14. Ten men went
oter to "yoke's Point from here this morn
ing to assist in getting the stranded
Brtlsh bark Poltalloch off the beach. As
13 went over there some time ago, there
are now 23 men under the direction of
Captains "Walte and Young. The kedging
anchors have all been placed In position
and the attempt to float the vessel will be
made during the high tides of next week.
The captain of the Norwegian steam
ship Skarpsno, which arrived In from the
Orient this morning, reports that about
100 miles west of the mouth of the Co
lumbia he sighted considerable timber
floating about, that gave the appearance
of being from some vessel. Some of it
was painted white and other pieces were
of different dark colors, but there was
.nothing about it to Indicate from where
River Steamers Disabled.
The steamer Lewiston has resumed op
erations on Snake River after a protracted
spell of idleness, due to a broken shaft.
Soon after the lewlston went Into forced
retirement the Norma, which was help
ing out on the river, twisted her cylinder
timbers to such an extent that she has
been helpless since. This threw the bulk
of the heavy traffic of the river on the
Spokane, and she was kept moving pretty
lively while the other boats were laid up.
The O. R. & N. Co.'s river fleet is in
hard luck lately, the steamer Modoc go
ing into the boneyard a few days ago with
a cylinder-head missing. She broke a
crankpln soon after leaving Portland,, and
the cylinder-head went out of business in
sympathy with the crankpln.
Off for Orient "With Biff Cargo.
TACOMA, Wash., Feb. 14. The liner
Queen Adelaide sailed today for China and
Japan. Her cargo includes 97,070 sack3
flour, 400 bales cotton, 3365 bushels sacked
wheat and other merchandise valued at
The American ship Jabez Howe cleared
this morning for Honolulu with Z501ions
of Roslyn coal.
"William K. Moitland Dead.
SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 14.-fWIlllam K.
Maltland, chief engineer of the coast
steamer Corona, died today at his home
in this city of heart failure. In accord
ance with his frequently expressed wish,
his body will be cremated and the ashes
scattered to the winds from the deck of
. Domestic and Foreign, Ports.
ASTORIA, Feb. 14. Arrived at 10:10 A.
M. and left up at 12:30 P. M. British
steamer Almond Branch, from Puget
Sound. Arrived at 8 A. M. and left up
at 2 P. M. Norwegian steamship Skarp
sno, from Hong Kong and way ports.
Arrived at 6:40 and left up at 8:30 A. M-
Steamship Columbia, from San Francisco
Arrived at 10:10 A. M. German ship
Brunshausen, from Guaymas; at 8:30 P.
M., German bark Professor Koch, from
San Bias. Arrived down at 9:10 French
bark Bossuet; at 9:30 A. M., French bark
La Rochefoucauld. Condition of the bar
at 4 P. M., moderate; weather, hazy.
Hoqulam, Wash., Feb. 12. Arrived
Steamer Fulton, from San Francisco for
Aberdeen; schooner Vega, from San Fran
cisco for Aberdeen; schooner Esther
Buherne, from San Francisco for Aber
deen; schooner La Glronde, from San
Francisco for Hoqulam. Arrived Sunday
Schooner Volant, from San Francisco
for Aberdeen; steamer Grace Dollar, from
San Francisco for Hoqulam.
San Francisco, Feb. 14. Sailed Steamer
Hyades, for Chemainus; Titania, for Na
nalmo. Arrived Steamer Bristol, from
Oyster Harbor; schooner Letltlte, from
Gray's Harbor; schooner Webfoot, from
San Diego Arrived Feb. 13-;Britlsh
steamer Milton, from Nanalmo; British
steamer Strathgyle, from Portland, Or.
Port Blakeley Arrived Feb. 13 Schoon
er Excelsior, from San Pedro.
Freemantle Arrived Feb. 13 Barkentlne
Arago, from Columbia River.
Hong Kong Sailed Feb. 13 British
steamer Empress of India, for Vancouver.
Victoria, B. C Sailed Feb. 8 British
steamer Aorangl, for Sydney; Norwegian
bark Prince Victor, for Vancouver.
Yokohama Arrived Feb. 11 British
steamer Glenogle, from Tacoma.
Callao Arrived Dec. 29 Bark Garibaldi,
New York, Feb. 14. Arrived Menomi
nee, from London; Oldenburg, from Bre
men. Sailed La Champagne, for Havre;
Fuerst Bismarck, for Naples, etc.
Boston, Feb. 14. Arrived Saxonla, from
Bremen, Feb. 14. Arrived Weimar,
from New York.
Antwerp, Feb. 14. Sailed Cambyses,
for San Francisco.
Liverpool, Feb. 14. Sailed New Eng
land, for Boston.
Queenstowp, Feb. 14. Sailed Oceanic,
from Liverpool for New York. Arrived
Sagamore, from Boston; Teutonic, from
New York; Cevic, from Boston; Cufic,
from New York.
Genoa, Feb. 14. Arrived Auguste Vic
toria, from New York and Madeira, on
cruise; Aller, from New York via Naples.
London, Feb. 14. Arrived Mesaba, from
Rotterdam, Feb. 14. Sailed Rotterdam,
for Boulogne and New York.
We Can and "We Do.
INDEPENDENCE, Or., Feb. 14. (To
the Editor.) Will you please answer the
following questions, to-wlt: If our people
can go to Europe and Asia and build
railroads, large iron bridges, build and
ship locomotives there cheaper than they
can, as I understand we do, why can't
we build ships as cheaply as they can?
Certainly we have the material, brains
Second Have the friends of the ship
subsidy blU ever given any reason why
we can't? J. A. WHEELER.
"When the Worm Turns.
Belle Winters, who was shot In the hand
by her admirer, John Barr, swore out a
warrant yesterday against Barr, charging
him with assault with a dangerous weap
on, and said: "I've supported Barr for
three years with my own money, and now
he and I are quits. for good." Barr is In
the Good Samaritan Hospital, undergoing
treatment for self-inflicted pistol-shot
wounds and from having swallowed pois
on, and when told that Belle had
gone back on him, he remarked that he
had been a fool over a woman too long.
Born in Indiana.
HILLSBORO. Or.. Feb. 14. (To the Ed
itor.) In your editorial of yesterday, with
reference to Maurice Thompson, you re
fer to him as a Southern man. In a cer
tain sense you are correct, as a portion
of his boyhood was spent in the South;
but he, like George Carey Eggleston and
others who served In the Confederate
army and afterwards acquired literary
fame, Is a native of Indiana. He was
born at Fairfield in that state. In 1S14.
S. B. HUSTON.
Robbed by a Footpad.
On his way home last night W. H. Fair,
an engineer on the O. R. & N. Co., was at
tacked by a highwayman armed with a
pistol, near the Alblna ferry-boat landing,
on the East Side, and robbed of $55. Fair
said that the whole affair was over In
about two minutes, and that he gave
up the money, cowed by the footpad's
revolver. Fair could not give an accur
ate description of the highwayman, who
escaped in the darkness.
The 3-months-old child of Mr. ana Mrs.
W. L. Greenwalt, of Pullman, died of
whooping cough Sunday.
TO RECLAIM ARID LANDS
SUBSTITUTE BTXXi PASSED BY THE
Avoids Defects of the Original "Will
Not Conflict "With Carer Act
Abstract of Measure.
SATiTfrT, Or., Feb. 14. The Senate to
day adopted the substitute Johnston bill,
submitted by the committee on irrigation.
The bill is entirely different from the
original, and particularly avoids the de
fects of the first measure. One of the
chief features of the bill is the section
which provides that individuals or as
sociations who have already reclaimed
land shall be allowed to secure title to
it under the present act. Another Im
portant provision is that which makes
careful precaution against the state being
bound in any way to ,pay any expense
connected with the irrigation of land
that may be secured from the United
States under the Carey act. This feature
was incorporated in the new bill in order
to secure reasonable results from, the
work that may be done. Since the men
who construct irrigating ditches must
look to the land for their compensation,
they will not undertake to reclaim any
CANDIDATE FOR SCHOOL DIRECTOR.
R. K. WARREN, PRESIDENT
tracts except those which are so situated
as to make the returns from the land pay
for Its reclamation. Under this plan,
the work will be conducted In accordance
with the rules which govern all private
Substance of Bill.
The bill, In brief, is as follows:
Section 2. Upon application made as
hereinafter provided, by any person, com.
pany of persons, associations or Incorpor
ated company desiring to reclaim any of
the desert Government lands of this state.
It shall be the duty of the State Land
Board to make proper application for the
lands which said applicant undertakes
to reclaim, and enter into contract with
the Secretary of -the Interior for the do
nation and patent to the state free of
cost for surveying or price of such desert
lands. Said State Land Agent is hereby
authorized to enter into such contracts
and agreements, and to create and as
sume such obligations in relation to and
concerning such lands as may be neces
sary to induce and cause such reclama
tion thereof as Is required by the contract
with the Secretary of the Interior and the
acts of Congress, and is authorized and
empowered to create a lien or liens which
When created shall be valid on and
against the separate legal subdivisions
of land reclaimed, for the actual cost
and necessary expense of reclamation
and reasonable interest thereon from the
date of reclamation until said Hen shall
have been satisfied; provided, that In no
event, In no contingency and under no
circumstances shall the State of Oregon
be In any manner directly or Indirectly
liable for any amount of any such Hen
or liability in whole or in part.
- Sec. 3. Any percon or incorporated
company desiring to enter into contract
to reclaim, as required by the acts grant
ing such lands to the state, any tract of
desert Government land in this state,
shall file with the State Land Board an
application for a contract to reclaim said
tract. Said applicant is hereby authoriz
ed and required, on behalf of the state,
but at his own expense and without any
cost or charge whatever to the .state, to
make the necessary surveys, prepare a
map of the said land proposed to be Irri
gated, which shall exhibit a plan showing
the mode of the contemulated irrigation
and which plan chall be sufficient to
thoroughly irrigate and reclaim said
land and prepare It to raise ordinary agri
cultural crops, and shall also show the
source of the water to be used for Ir
rigation and reclamation, which map shall
be duly verified and in all particulars
comply with the requirements of the Sec
retary of the Interior, and shall be ac
companied by a list In triplicate of the
land selected, designated as required by
the 'regulations governing such selections,
and a sum sufficient to pay the necessary
land office fees for the selection of said
lands. There shall also be submitted by
said applicant a statement of the amount
of water available for the plan of.lrrlga
tlon and other data and Information
required by the Secretary of the Interior,
and when the canals or reservoirs requir
ed by the plan of Irrigation cross public
lands not selected by the state, he shall
file separately an application for right of
way over such lands, under sections 18
to 21 of act of March 3, 1S91 (26 Stat.,
10S5), In accordance with the regulations
under said act, it being Intended hereby
to authorize and require the applicant
for a contract to do and perform all things
necessary to be done to enable the State
Land Agent to select these lands without
cost to the state. Said application for a
contract shall contain an estimate of the
cost of the construction of the proposed
system of irrigation and of the annual
cost of the maintenance of the same.
Sec. 4. Upon the receipt of- the ap
plication, map, plan of irrigation, pay
ment, etc., as provided in section 3 of
this act, the State Land Board shall enter
into a contract with the said person or
Incorporated cqmpany applying therefor,
for the construction of the works sub
stantially according to the plans submit
ted. -Undel said contract, the person or
Incorporated company entering Into the
same shall undertake to furnish an ample
supply of water, substantially in accord
ance with the plans submitted, to reclaim
said lands in compliance with the act
granting the same to the state, and to
make the proofs required by the Secretary
of the Interior for the issuance of pat
ent; and to pay all cost of advertising
and other expenses Incident to such proof
and application for patent. Said perton or
Incorporated, company shall further under
take that work will be commenced upon
the ditches or other work, necessary for
the reclamation of said lands within six
months after the signing of the con-
tract by the Secretary of the Interior,
that by the end of the first year 10 per
cent of the necessary expenditures will
be made, and that this work will be
prosecuted with due diligence until com
plete, and the proof of the reclamation is
made, as required by the acts of Con
gress, i The State Iand Board shall, by
said contract, fix the amount due the per
son or incorporated company, for the
reclamation of said land and the annual
charge for the maintenance, of the ir
rigation system, and create a Hen which
shall be valid on and against the sep
arate legal subdivisions of the land re
claimed for the amount due as agreed
upon, and interest thereon, at the rate of
6 per cent per annum, from the date of
reclamation until said Hen shall have
Sec. 5. So soon as any contract shall
have been made by the person or incor
porated company for the reclamation of
any tract of land, the State Land Agent
shall make proper application for said
lands and for a contract from the Sec
retary of the Interior, binding the United
States to donate, patent to the state,
free of cost for survey or price, such des
ert lands, and upon completion of the
reclamation required by the act granting
said lands to the state, he shall file in
the local land office a list of such lands
to which shall be affixed a certificate of
the presiding officer of the State Land
Board, or any other officer of the state,
Who may bo charged with the duty of dis
posing of the lands which the state may
obtain under the law, and followed by
the affidavit of the person authorized to
BOARD OF DIRECTORS.
superintend the, reclamation of the lands.
Section 6 provides that the contractors
shall enter upon the land and have con
trol and possession of .the same until
their lien is satisfied.
Section 7 provides that If any contract
ors fall to complete their work, the State
Land Board shall sell the Incompleted
work, after advertising, to the highest
Sec. 8. The right to the use of water
for Irrigation of any tract or subdivision
of lands reclaimed under . the provisions
of this act shall become and perpetually
remain appurtenant thereto, subject, how
ever, to the annual maintenance charges
and to the proper and reasonable rules
and regulations adopted for the irrigation
system under and by which the said
land has been reclaimed.
Sec. 9, Any person who has reclaimed
any tract of not more than 160 acres of
desert land under contract with the State
Land Board as herein provided, and who
Is a citizen of the United States, or has
declared his intention to become such,
and has made actual settlement on said
land, as required by the act granting
such lands to the state, shall be entitled
to a deed to the land so reclaimed to
an amount not exceeding 1C0 acres, in
full satisfaction of his Hen on said lands
and of all claim "or demand for his cost
or expense in reclaiming said land. When
any number of citizens occupying any
desert lands as actual settlers as required
by the act granting such lands to this
state shall have unitedly, as a company
of persons, association or incorporated
company, reclaimed the lands so, occupied
and settled upon, under contract with
the State Land Agent as herein provid
ed, each of said persons shall be entitled
to a deed from the state for the lands
occupied by him not to exceed 160 acres
to each settler in full satisfaction of all
claim" for cost and expenses In reclaiming
said land, provided the organization
which was- the party to the contract
with the State Land Board for the re
clamation of said lands shall have first
satisfied the lien or Hens created on said
lands by the State Land Agent in said
Sec. 10. Any citizen desiring to pur
chase any unsold quarter section of des
ert land on which there is a Hen for
the cost of reclamation shall pay to the
holder of said Hen such proportion of- the
amount of the entire Hen as the true
value of the tract desired bears to the
true value of the whole tract subject to
the Hens. "Provided, that the State Land
Board having control of these lands
shall designate the proportion of the
amount of the entire Hen which the desir
ed tract bears to the whole tract subject
to the lien." Thereupon the holder of
said lien shall release the tract so paid
for from the Hen and the purchaser shall
be entitled to settle upon said tract and
It shall be the duty of the State Land
Board to deed the tract to the purchaser
without further payment.
Section 11 provides that the deeds given
by the board under this act shall be by
quit claim, and shall convey only such
title as the state may have.
Temple Beth Israel.
Rev. Dr. Stephen S. Wise will preach
this evening on "The Pre-Exlled Isaiah
Prophet, Statesman, Reformer, Poet."
This is the second of Dr. Wise's course
of addresses on the Teachers of Israel.
The remaining addresses to be delivered
fortnightly will be devoted to Rabbi Jo
hannah ben Zakkal of the first cen
tury, Malmonldes of the twelfth cen
tury and Mendelssohn of the eighteenth
century. The services will begin this
evening at 8 o'clock, and strangers are
cordially invited to be present.
Sunday morning at 11:30 R. K Warren,
chairman of the. board of school directors,
will give the third of the series of in
formal' talks to pupils of the religious
school. Among the speakers In the near
future will be the Rev. Mr. Lord, Mrs.
Bernstein, J. N. Teal and Otto Kraemer,
Definite arrangements have been made
for a meeting to be held Monday, Feb
ruary 18, at 8 P. M., In the vestry rooms
of the temple, for the purpose of form
ing a Zionist society. Short addresses
will be delivered by D. Soils Cohen and
Dr. Stephen S. Wise, and some musical
numbers will be rendered. The consti
tution and by-laws of the proposed Zion
ist society will be submitted at this
meeting and the election of officers for
the ensuing year wUl take place. The
meeting Is open to all Interested in the
Justice Becker, of Wlnlock, aged 13, son
of J. E. Becker, was drowned ; Sunday.
MAMMOTH A PRODUCER
ANOTHER MINE ADDED TO EAST
ERN OREGON'S GOOD LIST.
First Month's Ron of Its Mill "Was
Attended by Good Results Ex
tensive Worli Planned.
BAKER CITY, Feb. 14. Another pro
ducing mine has been added to Eastern
Oregon's good list. General Manager H.
S. McCallum, of the Bald Mountain and
the Mammoth Companies, has deposited
in the First National Bank of this city,
three gold bricks, representing the result
of the Mammoth mill's first month's run.
The value of these was not made public
by Manager McCallum, but it is learned
that each of the bricks was worth ?1500.
or a total of $4500. A five-foot Bryan mlil
is used on this property, and it is esti
mated that during the month the daily
consumption of ore averaged about 13
tons. For the first month's output, this is
a splendid showing, especially with the
The 20-stamp mill on the Bald Mountain
will start up at once, and another pro
ducer will be added to the Ust. The open
ing of these two mills marks the com
pletion of a very commendable piece of
work, which has been accomplished by
Manager McCallum. He promoted the
properties, Interested Eastern capital, and
has had full charge of development. The
Bald Mountain was a mere prospect when
he' became Interested in It. Much ore had
been taken from the Mammoth claim, and
It might have been regarded as a pro
ducer, but the Belle of Baker and Gold
Hill, adlolntng. both of which were ac
quired by the company, were not beyond
the prospect stage. The rich strike on
the Belle of Baker followed Immediately
after Manager McCallum's Inauguration
of work on It.
F. B. Shedd. of Lowell, Mass., is presi
dent of the Bald Mountain Company. T.
W. and R. L. Davidson, of Bay City.
Mich., are prominent stockholders, and
were identified with the transfer of the
property from R. Haywood, of Denver, its
former owner. Three claims the Bald
Mountain. Falrvlew and East Fairview-j
are included In the group, for which a
consideration of $50,000 was paid.
The mill now being finished Is a model
plant, operated by water power, lighted
by electricity and heated with steam. It
Is located 1600 feet from the mouth of the
tunnel, being connected with a three-rail
gravity tram system, which Is so com
plete that It Is operated by one man. The
mill building has room for 40 additional
stamps should the owners ever desire to
operate so many. A rock-crusher of the
gyratory type, four Challenge ore-feeders
and four five-stamp batteries, complete,
fitted with 20 850-pound stamps, with a
mortar shaped for saving to best advant
age the particular ores treated, are the
principal parts of the mill proper. There
are extra runs of amalgam plates to safe
guard against Joss. Twelve six-foot belt
Johnson concentrators w'U handle the
concentrates. Water power Is furnished
by a three-mile ditch and flume, which
conducts a large mountain stream to a
point 700 feet above the wheel, giving a
pressure of 703 static feet. This power Is
three times greater than the present 20
stamp mill requires, and Is perhaps the
most complete system used by an East
ern Oregon mine An extra strong steel
pipe, 1903 feet In length, conducts the wa
ter down the steep hillside to the wheel.
A complete sawmill is operated near the
mill. Here the timbers used for the dif
ferent buildings were sawed. In the con
struction of the mill, Manager McCallum
has taken especial pains to arrange for
economy and convenience.
Development work on the Bald Mount
ain consists of shafts, tunnels and drifts,
the lowest depth being about 300 feet. It
is said by those in a position to know
that .at least 50,000 tons of ore are now
blocked out, ready for stoplng, or more
than enough to keep the 20-stamp mm
operating two years. While the equip
ment work has been in progress, develop
ment has been pushed, and Mr. McCal
lum will not have to hunt a mine after
completing his mill.
It Is understood that extensive develop
ment will be done the coming Summer.
A 2000-foot crosscut, 8x8 feet, will be run.
This will give a depth under the apex of
the hill of 900 feet. After cutting the
Bald Mountain lode, this crosscut will be
driven on until two other lodes on the
property are tapped. Manager McCallum
Intends to operate cars In this tunnel by
means of electric motors. Burleigh drills
and a compressor will be added when the
tunnel is commenced.
The Mammoth plant has no stamps, a
five-foot Bryan mill being used to crush
the ore. Four Johnson concentrators are
employed' for saving refractory values.
The capacity1 of the mill Is 30 tons dally,
although for the past month, the first one
during which the mill was operated, about
half that quantity of ore was treated. If
pressed to the limit, this mill Is expected
to handle about the same quantity of ore
as a 10-stamp mill.
Development on the Belle of Baker has
not gone to near the depth that It has on
the Bald Mountain, or the Mammoth,
which adjoins the former. When the prop
erty was taken by Manager McCallum, an
30-foot shaft had been sunk and a tunnel
driven" from this about 170 feet, alongside
the vein. By crosscuttlng. rich ore was
struck, after which drifting was com
menced, and upraises made to determine
values towards the surface. At the time
the company announced Its strike, It was
estimated that approximately $700,000
worth of ore was In sight In the Belle of
Baker. It Is safe to say that the Bryan
mill has before It more than two years'
work, without further development.
The Bald Mountain, Belle of Baker and
Gold Hill claims, all owned by these two
companies, are on the same vein, which
also has at either extremity the Ibex and
the Mammoth. Much work has been done
on both the latter properties. A report
on the Mammoth, made In 1897, as to the
formation and the lode, may be taken as
generally correct for the Bald Mountain,
Belle of Baker and Gold Hill. The part
of the report treating of this subject was
"The course of the strike of the lode is
about northeast-southwest. The underly
of the lode Is to the southeast, about 30
degrees from the vertical line, or a dip
of 60 degrees below the horizontal plane.
The width of the lode varies from 20 to 30
feet between walls proper, which are
friable granite. The lode Is composed of
slaty schist and quartz Intimately blended
and thoroughly mineralized by Iron pyri
tes, with traces of zinc and lead. There
are also seams of quartz and lenticular
bodies of variegated quartz, enclosed In
the slaty mass of the lode that Is much
richer than the general mass of the lode,
whfch Is In most part a pyrltous quartoze
slaty schist, forming a great mass of low
grade ore. There can be no question about
the continuity of the lode, in depth, as
well as In length. The only question Is
Its average tenture of gold, and this can
only be determined by actual working in
a practical way."
The Belle of Baker, Red Fox Fraction
and Gold Hill claims, were purchased by
the Mammoth Gold Mining Company from
Andrew Elliott, Dan Cupid and Thomas
McEwan for the sum of $10,000. This, with
the $50,000 paid for the Bald Mountain and
two Falrvlews, makes $60,000 the purchase
price of the mines. Adding the cost of the
extensive development work done, erec
tion of mills and other Improvements, it
Is estimated that the total outlay for op
ening the properties up to the time of
starting the mills was not less than $200,
000. As development work Is to be pushed
constantly, even after returns begin to
come in, the total expenditure will be
greatly increased, and it Is seen that the
only recompense would be a rich mine,
which everyone believes is the case.
Manager McCallum's faith In the proper
'tles and his ability In promoting them
and organizing a strong company to bring
them out, merit for him the warmest ap-
preclatlon by Eastern Oregon mining
men. Both the companies are close corpo
rations, all the stock except that owned
by the manager being held in the East
by wealthy men who are satisfied with
GOLD HILL DISTRICT BOOMING.
Prospectors Never So Numerous
Several Good Strikes Made.
ASHLAND. Or., Feb. 14.-Gold Hill has
assumed the aspects pt a prosperous min
ing camp to a degree that it may be
said to have a boom. There are prob
ably more miners and prospectors than
at any former period since the discovery
of gold there. Work Is being pushed on
all the principal properties, and the de
velopments on some of the new pros
pects are encouraging. A strike of a
fine body of ore In the Sreeden mine is
reported. It is said to be the best yet
uncovered on that property. A good
sized crew of men Is employed In this
A rich strike has been made on the
Lucky Hill ledge, on Sardine Creek. This
mine Is owned by J. G. Agner, who lately
purchased the Lucky Bart mine In the
Gold Hill district. The Dixie Queen prop
erty on Foot's Creek, on which there
was some kind of bond or option, has
been sold for a big figure. The actual
sum is not for publication. Two drifts
which are being driven on this ledge
have discjosed exceptionally good ore.
The upper drift shows about two feet of
flOO-rock. In the lower drift there Is
three feet of ore equally as good, as
far as developed. The owner Is Mr. Fitz
gibbon, an experienced mining man who
recently came to the district. Charles
and Alfred Anderson have bonded their
Foot's Creek quartz mine to Joseph Mc
Gee and Mr. Richards, of Portland.
In the Ashland mine a full crew is be
ing employed sinking on the main shaft
and drifting on both sides sufficiently to
develop the mine and block out the ore,
bodies. 'The shaft wUl soon attain the
700-foot level. Some very rich ore was
tapped in a drift on the 600-foot level,
but it may be said that It did not sur
pass other strikes made in the lower
levels of this mine within the past six
months.- There is no notable change as
the shaft has gone down during the past
month, the ledge holding out in good
size of seven to eight feet of fine mill
ing ore carrying good values. The ship
ments of the assorted base ores, which
are high-grade, to the smelters continues
regularly, one car going out last week.
Three cars of ore from the new prop
erty of Reeder & Messenger, in Ash
land Creek Canyon, will be sent to the
smelter within a few days. This ore is
shown to be rich so far as sampled, and
the Indications are favorable that this
prospect, which has attracted consider
able attention of late, may develop into
The recent change to warmer weather,
with rainfall and attendant snow-melting,
is very helpfu lto the placer min
ers who have been bothered somewhat
by the late freezes. On most of the
placer properties throughout Jackson
County, work is being pushed to a good
advantage, with prospects that much
more bedrock will be cleaned oft than
Senrles Western Office Moved From
Helena to Baker City.
BAKER CITY, Feb. 14. Headquarters
lor the John E. Se'arles Western nSnlng
Interests have been transferred from Hel
ena, Moht., to Baker City. Robert N.
Jones, attorney In fact, and financial
agent for Mr. Searles in the West, who
had charge of the Helena office from the
time of Its establishment In 1897 until Its
removal to this place, arrived here this
week and opened offices with the Baker
City Sampling Works' offices. The com
pliment to Baker Is not an empty one
by any means, as from this office moneys
for operating all of Mr. Searles Western
mining properties will be distributed.
Oregon's mineral resources receive sub
stantial recognition in the change, as it
Is natural for the offices to be located
nearest the meet important mining proper,
ties owned by Mr. Searles. The big Cor
nucopia mines in Union County, which
belong to him, might be regarded as Im
portant in any region. These are the
only properties In the state now operated
by Mr. Searles, and it is to be near them
that the general office is brought here.
Quotations of Mining; Stocks.
SPOKANE, Feb. 14. The closing quotations
for mining stocks today were:
Amer. Boy .
Butte & Bos
Deer Trail ,
Prin. Maud .. 1
Ramb. Car....20 30
Republic 40 45
Reservation .. 3 iVi
Ross. Giant ..4 4
Rvonlnsr Star. 6
Sullivan 13 13.
Gold Ledge... 1
I, X. L 18
Iron Mask ...35
L. P. Surp.... 614
Millar Creek. 1
2WTom Thumb ..13 14
ZOVMWaterloo 2 2
40 Chlco 13
7 Trado Dollar.. 3 4
2V4 Trail & T 1 . 2
Mtn. Lion ...za socmen iiur .
Morn. Glory... 6 6 Wonderful
SAN FRANCISCO. Feb. 14. The official clos
lng quotations for mining stocks today were:
Alta ., $0 03Hale & Norcross..$0 IS-
Best & Belcher... 26
Occidental Con.... 7
Overman ...i..... 18
Sierra Nevada ... 15
Sliver Hill 42
Standard 4 20
Union Con 26
Con. Cal. & Va.
Crown Point ..
Gould & Curry.
Utah Con 0
NEW YORK, Feb. 14. Mining stocks today
closed as follows
Adams Con $0 20
Breece .- 2 00
Brunswick Con .. 33
Comstock Tunnel, i 4
LItUe Chief XO 15
Ontario 6 50
Sierra Nevada. ... 18
Small Hopes 65
Standard 4 15
Con. CaJ. & Va... 1 70
Dead wood Terra., a
Horn Silver 1 15
Iron Silver 65
Leadvllle Con ... 6
BOSTON, Feb. 14. Closing duotatlons:
Adventure S 13 75
Bin. M. Co.... 19 50
Amal. Copper . 90 25
Humboldt $ SO 00
Osceola 87 00
Parrott 49 50
Qulncy 175 00
Banta Fe Cop... 7 00
Tamarack 336 00
Utah Mlnlnr ... 34 75
Winona 7 25
Wolverine .... 50 25
Atlantic 28 00
Boston & Mont. 324 00
Butte & Boston 81 62
Cal. &. Heels... 860 00
Centennial .... 25 00
Franklin 20 001
German Lutheran Conference.
The conference of the German Luth
eran Church fof Western Oregon and
Washington was held this week in St.
Paul's Church, corner East Twelfth and
Clinton streets, and closed Its sessions
yesterday. The following ministers were
present: P. Groschupt. president of dls-
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trlct; J. T. Doescher, president of Ore
gon and Washington conference: Rev.
Eberle, Salem; E. Mack, Oregon City: C
Schink, Oregon City; A Wlttrock. Shu
bel. Or.; August Krause, Portland; C
Beuechler, Peninsular, Portland; George
Finke, Astoria, Or.; A. Benzln, Chehalis,
The morning sessions were devoted to
discussion of doctrines of the church,
and the afternoon to business and prac
tical questions. Each post was taken up
and its needs considered. It was found
that progress had been made aU along
the Une. It was recommended to the
general board of missions that a new
man be sent to the church at Aurora.
It also appeared from the reports and
addresses of the ministers that there was
lack of men to carry on the work as well
as desired. There appeared demands for
more workers than could be supplied.
Public worship was held Wednesday even
ing, when Rev. A. Eberle preached the
confessional sermon, and Rev. J. F.
Doescher assisted In the services. The
session was harmonious and profitable.
Members of St. Paul's Church entertained
members of the conference In their
homes during the meeting, and they ap
preciated the hospitality extended them.
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The remedy is not heraded as a won
derful discovery, nor yet a secret patent
medicine, neither Is it claimed to cure
anything except dyspepsia, indigestion
and stomach troubles with which nine out
of ten suffer.
The remedy Is in the form of pleasant
tasting tables, or lozenges, containing
vegetable and fruit essences, pure aseptic
pepsin (Government test), golden seal and
diastase. The tablets are sold by drug
gists, under the name of Stuart's Dys
pepsia Tablets. Many Interesting experi
ments to test the digestive power of Stu
art's Tablets showed that one grain -of the
active principle contained In them Is suf
ficient to thoroughly digest 3000 grains of
raw meat, eggs and other wholesome
Stuart's Tablets do not act upon the
bowels like after-dinner pills and cheap
cathartics, which simply irritate and in
flame the Intestines without having any
effect whatever In digesting food or cur
If the Btomach can be rested and assist
ed in the work of digestion, It will very
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of the remarkable success of Stuart's Dys
pepsia Tablets, a remedy practically un
known a few years ago, and now the
most widely known of any treatment for
This success has been secured entirely
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simple, because there can be no stomach
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Stuart's Dyspepsia Tablets act entirely
on the food eaten, digesting it completely,
so that it can be assimilated into blood,
nerve and tissue. They cure dyspepsia,
water brash, sour stomach, gas and
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the digestive power which weak stomachs
lack, and unless that lack Is supplied It
is useless to attempt to cure by the use
of "tonics," "pills" and cathart'es which
have absolutely no digestive power.
Stuart's Dyspepsia Tablets can be found
at all drug stores, and the regular use of
one or two of them after meals will dem
onstrate their merit better than any other
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Most hair preparations are merely
scalp irritants, miscalled hair tonics.
When hair is brittle, lusterless and begins
to fall out. the dandruff germ Is getting
In Its deadly work at the root, sapping
the vitality. Since science discovered that
dandruff Is a germ disease there has been
only one preparation put on the market
that -will actually destroy the dandruff
germ, and that Is Newbro's Herplclde. It
allays Itching instantly, destroys the
germ; and then falling hair stops, and
hair grows luxuriantly. Ask your drug
gist for Herplclde. It allays Itching In
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Vacuum treatment. A positive cure with,
out poisonous dnigs for victims of lost
manhood, exhausting drains, seminal
weakness and errors of youth. For cir
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Vigor Restorative Co., 203 "Washington
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