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Attorneys at Law,
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Attorney at Law,
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Office with It. Knkln. Hcstdenco on A street,
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ISLAND CITY, OKEtiOK
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MRS. A. M. PELHAM, M. D.
DUeeces of Children n Secinlty.
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A Well Known Mining Export Reads
an Interesting Paper on Ore
At a recent meeting of the mining
men in Portland a well known mining
expert rend an interesting paper on
Oregon's mines, ns follows:
There have lately been some details
of our mines published in the Oregoni
an which have attracted much atten
tion and provoked favorable comment.
In the spirit which., promoted tJjQfjfc
details I desire to review tlitf "mining
wealth of the state generally and to
show that the mines running through
the center of the state, from the laws
concerning mineral information, must
necessarily be where they are, and
therefore much more important than
is commonly believed.
No truer statement was ever made
by a public journal than that of the
Oregoniau of the 23rd ult., viz : "That
southern Oregon, in the past, has been
overlooked in the hunt for mince."
Had the statement been made general
and embraced all the mines of Oregon,
from Baker county, in the extreme
east, to Josephine county in the ex
treme south, it would have been abso
lutely perfect; for I hold, on natural
laws, the mines of Oregon must neces
sarily be where they are, and therefore
are as good as any of the mines existing
elsewhere. If this position can be
sustained it will do much good at
present, because it will prove the folly
of that indifference with which the
mines of Oregon have been treated
and tend in no small degree to correct
that serious error in future. The posi
tion assumed is a very simple one and
easily proved to be in accord with the
law of nature. When I make such an
emphatic assertion that the mines in
Oregon must necessarily be where they
are I icfer chiefly to the gold and
silver mines and such others as exist
in organic veins. However strange
such words, from their positiveness,
may sound to people not familiar with
the law of continuity in the mineral
veins that intersect the whole earth,
they are, nevertheless, in such connec
tion, the only correct words to be used.
BEST MINKH IN THE WORM).
During the last thirty years most of
us living on the Pacific coast have
seen the best gold and silver mines
ever known in the world, right around
the borders of Oregon on every side
in California, Nevada, Montana, Idaho
and Washington. Hence according to
tho principles of continuity found to
exist in the four quarters of tho earth,
the same veins must pass through the
center of Oregon or they could not be
component parts of the great organic
mineral system that intersects the
earth's body, in the samo linear course,
from end to end, and thus would not
be reliable. In such case tho laws of
creation, in thoir universal harmony
and design, would be at fault a thing
that cannot be admitted for a moment,
seeing that all things else in creation,
in their existance and purpose, .tiro
subject to laws of order and subordi
nation. It was a fixed conviction in this law
of continuity in mineral veins that
first directed any attention to the
mines of Oregon; for if such mines as
referred to above could be found all
around the borders of Oregon they
must necessarily bo found through the
center of Oregon, and there today they
are proved to exist, from Baker, Union
and Wallowa counties in tho extremo
east, to the Clackamas river ; thence
through the Cascade mountains at
Santiam, Blue river and Bohemia;
thence on south through Douglas and
Joscphino counties to the border line
of California a distance of unbroken
continuity of nearly 800 miles inter
sected by railroads and surrounded by
fertile valleys. If any other country
iu tho world can make such a fine
mineral showing as this I would like
to know whoro it can bo found.
The next thing to prove, after tliow
ing tho legitimacy of the veins passing
through tho neuter of Oregon, is that
sg far us ddvulopoil (hoy prniiiUo iy
witl I iu nt any Qlhur point whtjnj tjiyy
J have been worked for years. That I
j also hold lo bo tho truth. All cotnpe
i tent mining men familiar with the
, formation of veins know that certain
, rocks mean certain minerals, and cer
tain conditions of rock means richness
at depth. I can certainly say I have
found both of these primary and es
sential features in tho mineral veins of
Oregon more genoral and more dis
tinct than in any other place T ver
saw, except Coeur d' Alcne. 1 judged
tho country at largo by the principles
laid down above, and it is well known
I did not make a mistake. Since
then I judged Oregon in the same
way, and every day, as development
work goes on, it proves I have not
mode a mistake in regard to her mines.
In fact, wherever I find the impress of
the creative hand be it divine or
rrnrterial in this case matters not
L&irHpc&-on the rocks of a mineral
district, or in other words I find the
surface formation everything it ought
to be for the purpose intended, success
jn the end, my confidence in its future
can never be shaken, however long the
proof may bo delayed by man's fraud,
ignorance or folly. As nothing is
made in vain, these mineral rocks are
not made in vain, but to produce gold,
silver, copper, lead, etc., as the impress
of the creative hand indicates. All
that is wanted in the expert is to
know the "impress" when he sees it.
But the gift is not given to all men.
It comes only from a life's practical
experience in all kinds of mines de
veloped and undeveloped an experi
ence but few of our Oregon experts
have had. Hence, ignorance of the
futuro in them creates incredulity in
others, and thus, today, incredulity in
our mines is the curso of Oregon.
WOLF CREEK NEWS.
November 21, IS'JL
Fred Nice is at Baker City.
John M. Gilkison is at Baker City
All the saw mills in this part have
closed down for the winter.
Henry Bauer and E. A. Carnes have
completed their residences.
J. M. Barr was granted a first grade
certificate by tho county board of
The Prodigal Sou returned after a
few week's wandering, and great was
Miss Lucy Gorham will take in the
dance at North Powder Thanksgiving
night, and expects to havo a splendid
James Maxwell and family, of
Haines, recently visited at John O'Bry-
The Graham Bros., of Snake river,
are .visiting Jos. Youncesand family.
Many of our citizens have been at
Union the past few days laying in a
supply of apples and flour.
Quito interesting literary exercises
are held at Wolf creek school house
every Friday afternoon, to which all
patrons of the district are cordially
invited. More Anon.
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Our Weekly Letter From
(he National Capital.
THE BEHRlNG SEA DIFFICULTIES
The McKinley Tariff Act in the Su
preme Court Speakership
Washington, Novcmver 1.1, isoi.
Editor Oregon Scout:
No case argued before tho supremo
court for years has had such an im
portant bearing upon tho fundamental
principles of this government as tho
Seaward case, involving the jurisdiction
of tho United States over Bchring Sea.
Tho arguments were concluded this
week, but it will probably be some
timo before a decision IB announced,
as the principles involved aro of too
much importance to bo decided with
out the most careful consideration on
the part of the eminent gentleman
who composed what has been most
appropriately called "tho greatest tri
bunal in tho world." It involves nothing
less than a construction of tho consti
tutional autliority conferred upon tho
threo co-ordinate branches of our gov
ernment executive, legislative and
judicial. To the ordinary mind it ap
pears that the position taken by the
attorney general, as tho representative
of the executive branch of tho govern
ment, is tho correct one. He argued
that tho question of tho jurisdiction of
tho United States over Bearing Sea
was entirely political and as such it
was proper and constitutional that it
should be determined by the president,
and that such decision on tho part of
the president being merely tho perform
ance of his constitutional functions,
cannot bo reversed by tho supreme
court. Nevertheless it will be remem
bered that tho position taken by tho
government in the beginning of this
case, that tho supremo court had no au
thority to entertain tho original motion
for leavo to file a potition for a writ of
prohibition, was overruled. During
tho arguments tho court room was
crowded with eminent constitutional
lawyers from all sections of the country.
November yOth has been set by tho
supremo court as the day to argue tho
case involving the constitutionality of
tho McKinley tariff act, and tho caso
involving tho right of tho speakor of
the house of representatives to count a
quorum. These cases, although brought
in the name of business firms, aro
regarded as political ; but that doos not
lessen tho importance of the decisions,
iu fact it rather adds to it. If tho
supremo court shall hold that Speaker
Reed had tho authority to count a
quorum whenever enough members
were in tho house, whether thoy
answered to their names or not, it will
bo a death blow to that stylo of filibus
tering. Representatives Mills, McMillan,
Springer and Bynum, all candidates
for speaker, aro on tho ground, ready
to convert tho unpledged congressmen
as they arrive, but as yet nono of them
aro overworked. For some reason,
probably because thoy know of the pres
ence of tho candidates and their friends,
tho representatives aro very slow in
arriving. This stato of affairs makes
it impossiblo to Bay whether any one
of tho candidates is making moro
headway than his competitors. All of
them continue to express confidonco
of election, and to hoar tho friends of
any ono of them you would supposo
that everything was already settled und
that only ono naino would bo men
tioned in tho caucus. Mr. Mills' state
ment that ho made no pledges and
that ho should make none, is calcula
ted to mako him now friends.
The first week in October, 18U2, is
tho timo for tho National encampment
of the G. A. R. in this city. Nearly
forty PostB havo already engaged quar
ters for tho encampment.
Tho administration certainly adopted
a queer way of informing tho public
that an agreement had bcou reached
as to tho question to bo arbitrated
growing out of our dispute with Great
Britain about our rights in Ufcliring
Hea, for it is certain that tho statement
that such an agrcomoiit had boon
nindu and ohly awaited tho ratification
of tho rutimlo to go into oll'oot, would
not liftvuhcon iimdo by Holiollor (loner'
a) Taft in jiU uraumi'iil boro tho
supremo court in the Sayward case,
and confirmed by Attorney General
Miller, if it had not been previously
decided upon by the administration.
Tho nature, of tho agreement or rather
treaty, is still a stato secret, but it is
dollars to ginger cakes that it will bo
found out before the senate acts upon it.
Tho rumors from Brazil continue to
be extremely disquieting to tho.e who
aro in any way interested in tho
commerco with that country under
tho reciprocity agreement. Official
news there is next to none, and tho
little that is received is unimportant,
which only adds to the anxiety, as it
shows that the powers that be, in that
country, are in some way provontiug
the sending out of news covering the
The strugglo for tho national repub
lican convontion next year, which will
be decided by the national republican
committee in this city on the 2:td inst.,
is growing decidedly interesting.
Among the cities contesting aro Chica
go, Omaha, Minneapolis, Cincinnati!,
Tacoma, San Francisco, New York
and Philadelphia, and tho friends of
each, now in this city, express confi
dence of securing tho convention. Mr.
Harrison is said to favor Minneapolis
or Omaha. J. H. C.
A Bountiful Crop.
Tho October report of tho Depart
ment of Agriculture makes tho best
showing for tho Amorican crops that
has been had in many years. Tho
condition and yield throughout the
country has proved better on the aver
age at tho end of tho harvest than was
expected at uny time during tho period
of growth. Wheat, rye, oats, barley,
corn, cotton, potatoes and tho other
standard crops show a large yield with
a high standard of product. The con
dition of tho wheat crop is higher than
in any year since 1884, and tho yield
per aero for tho whole country is
larger than at any time in the last
twenty-two years. Tho yield per aero
for this year is fifteen bushels, while
the average for the last ten years is
under thirteen biiBhels an acre. The
exceptionally favorable season is
shown by tho statement of tho depart
ment that "Ifcvor boforo havo there
been reported so many fiold yields of
thirty, forty, and oven fifty, bushols
California has not had much share
in making tho exceptional record.
Tho rainfall was so timed that it was
unfavorable to tho best growth of
wheat, and much of the area planted
in this stato was cut to hay. Never
theless, tho yield of the stato was largo
in amount and good in quality.
Tho corn crop is reported high in
average, tho yield of oats larger than
tho early returns indicated, and the
yield of barley 25.8 bushels per acre
about four bushels above tho normal
Tho European, roport, on tho other
hand, is as dark as tho Amorican re
port is bright. Tho disaster to tho
European crops is not so great as was
roported earlier in tho season, but it is
bad enough. Tho British crop is less
than was expected in tho first esti
mates. Franco has tho worst crop in
modern years, with tho possiblo ox-
coption of 1879 being only about
two-thirds tho crop of 1800. Tho
Gorman crops aro bettor than was
expected. Excellent weather during
Septomber repaired partially tho dam
ago of tho long rains of tho summer.
Tho deficiency in the Prussian rye
crop, of which so much has been
heard, is about 8 per cent. Austria
Hungary, Bulgaria and Italy ltfvo a
good yield of wheat, and tho Austrian
corn crop is oxcelleut. Belgium and
Hollaud show a largo dohcionoy of
wheat and rye, with a good yield of
barloy and oats.
Russia is tho chief sufferer from the
deficient harvest. Faminu is present
in Central Russia and tho government
roports the harvest a complete failure
in thirteen provinces. This makes
great suffering inevitable, as tho efforts
to copo wth tho emergency aro infer
Tho gouoral European situation
shows a considerable deficiency of
wheat and rye, but except for Russia
tlieru is not likely to bo much acuta
distress. Tho other coimtriw aro'ablo
to import and pay for what food they
America Cm regard tho uml uf iUo
harvest with wUWuclion and thankful
liens. It in not of tn IHM such l4nty
In ulioworcd oven on UiU tavof iAHtl,
And Ihu farmer U gol4f tatf
Hid floimtry' tfowity.K)fiMqPr(