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About Bohemia nugget. (Cottage Grove, Or.) 1899-1907 | View Entire Issue (Nov. 29, 1901)
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BOHEMIA MINES AND i asked J.Frank Watson, who ap
peared iil the interest of the mining
THE CASCADE FOR
Action of the Portland
Chamber of Commerce.
Senator Jlooth'H Letter to That
That a Railroad is being constructed from Cottage Grove to the Bohemia Mining District
through one of the finest timber belts on the Pacific Coast ?
Do you know that the ore now being transported by wagon from the Bohemia Mining
District to Cottage Grove is the same character that made Cripple Creek famous ?
Do you know that this ore from the Helena Consolidated Mine contains values from Four to
Eight Hundred Dollars per totvaud is beiug shipped to the Omaha Smelters
through Long & Bingham's warehouse.
Do you know that the present population of Cottage Grove will double in- the next eigh-
teen months ?
Do you know that the fine, high, sightly tract of laud adjoining Cottage Grove (formerly
owned by G. W. Long) has been platted in, lots and acreage and is being offered
ou terms that will enable you to double on your investment in a very short time ?;
The above is a few of the facts with which we, can make you acquainted if- you will
upon us or write. "
Address all communications to
XjOISTG- & BING-HAM,
V. O. 11 QX S, GOWTGE GllOVE, OltEGOX.
Touching the previous applica
tion for the indorsement of the
Chamber of Commerce of a petition
for taking four townships in the
Bohemia mining district out of the
Cascade Forest Reserve, in order
that the construction of a railroad
to that section might be facilitated,
S. M. Mears offered the following
letter he had received from Senator
R. A. Booth of Eugene.
This ackn twledceu your favor of the
20th, in which you refer to u petition
nresen cd to the Chamber of Commerce.
urging tho Secretary of the Interior to
withdraw tho Bohemia mining district
from the forest reserve in behalf of the
development of the mining interests of
that section. I beg to reply that I have
no personal knowledge ottho timber or
fnineral belt that has been gained
through actual observation. I urn fa
miliar with ninny of the men who have
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teilt, with the mineral development that
has taken place there. I believe the
mineral deposit is extensive, and it is
quite well demonstrated that the ore is
base and that a smelter is epgentlal to
the successful treatment of the ore.
The road has been projected In the in
terest of the mining and not the timber
interests. We are the owners of large
tracts oi timber tributary to tlie pro
posed line, and, while we have offered
to make some contribution in the way
of a bonus if tho road was built, vet wo
or our timber interests have not been a
actor in promoting the road. I men
tion this us an expression of opinion.
that the project lef erred to id for the
benefit of the mineral development
It would seem proper that that portion
of the foreat reserve that is highly min
eralized and lamy -uell prospected
should be set uside that the mining
people would not buhumpercd, and that
they should have proper use of a snftl
cieut amount of timber for legitimate
mining and development purposes and
for fuel. Whether the petition properly
describes ,the mining section, and
whether the entire umount of it is es
s uthil to the proper uses of the mining
people, and as to whether any part of
the district asked to be set nsido is more
valuable for timber than mineral, I can
not say. Tiiere seems to be a unanimity
of opinion among tho mining people
that arc interested at Bohemia, that it
is essential that a smelter be located at
some point in Oregon where otherores
may be mingled with those from Bo
hemia. I think Portland would bo the
proper location. If, then, the mineral
prospect of tho Bohemia district justifies
the building of a road, the construction
of it would give impetus to this section
of tho state and be of material benefit to
I am led to believe that tho principl
men who are interested in tho mining
section nre acting conscientiously
promoting the road, and that it is
for the purpose of any stock speculation
It probably would bo proper for vou
to investigate whether there is an aim
to throw out any valuablo timber lauds
that are not essential to the proper do
velopment of the mining industry.
Tho right of wav for tho railroad
should also bo granted in that portion
of tho reserve, not mineralized, where
tho road will lie finally located.
We have been asked to sign a petition
and liavo promised to do so when wo
ascertain that the statements embodiod
in the petition are true. Frosuming
mat tne interior Department would
send a proper representative before act'
lug on such petition, wu suggested to
the parties handl ng tho petition thev
snouid do extremely curetui witn
statements, and especially not to
possible any timber speculations.
Kindly bear in mindi that tho state'
monts herein, so far as they portnin to
the mining development and mineral
worth of tho district, have been gained
from others and not from personal ob
servation of tho premises. It is, how-
over, the general belief of this business
community tlmt tho mineral worth of
tho Bohemia district is great, and that
a railroad and smelter are essential for
its development and operation.
President Halm said he had
looked into the subject somewhat
and had reached the conclusiou that
there was no need for the witdrawal
of the Bohemia mining district
from the forest reserve; that the
miners could now get all the tim
ber they needed under reasonable
regulations; that withdrawal of the
land from the reserve would oper
ate to put the timber into the hands
of speculators, from whom the
miners would be compelled to buy,
aud they might then be in worse
position than now, Director Will
iams was of the same opinion. He
tustrict to nave tne land set on trotn
the reserve, why all necessary oper
ations could not be carried on as
well in the reserve as out of it.
Mr. Watson replied that
tioyance miners would suffer from
government inspectors would be
one disadvantage; and then the law
was such that no corporation could
build a railroad on a timber reserve.
This would defeat the move for a
railroad to Bohemia, because it
would be impossible to raise money
for such an enterprise across or into
iorest reserve. Miners could
build roads to take their ores out,
but no transportation corporation
would be permitted to build a road
That dispelled the doubts that
had previously been entertained as
to the real necessity for getting the
mining district out of the reserve
and the following resolution, offered
by Mr. Mears, was unanimously
Whereas that portion of tho Cascado
Forest Reserve situated in townships 22
and 23, ranges 1 and 2 east, and gencr-,
ally known as the Bohemia Mining Dis
trict, has been prospected and developed
to such an extent as to icnsonablv
demonstrate that it is much more valu
able fonts nnues than for its timber.
Whereas the mining operations now
being conducted there are very heavily
handicapped in their work by the laws
controlling forest reserves, and
Whereas the only reasonable route for
a railroad to reach said district and con
nect it with the onlv main artery of
transportation through tho Willamette
valby, that is, the Southern Pacific rail
road at Cottage Grove, is through said
forest reserve; therefore bo it
Resolved, that we earnestly petition
the proper authorities, through onr rep
resentatives in congress, that the sutd
authorities, thoroughly invostigute this
section of the Cascade Forest Reserve,
with the view of withdrawing townships
22 and 23 south, ranges 1 and 2 eaht, or
so much thereof ub may be necessary to
accommodate the interests of the Bo
hemia Mining District, from the timber
reserve, and putting them back in tho
According to a Texas farm paper
the large cattle ranges of south
west Texas have so suffered from
drought this summer that the cattle
remaining are very thin; and the
additional fact that feed is dearer
than ever before, all indicate that
the number of cattle fed in Texas
will be quite short this year. Large
shipments were made early in the
season from that section to the In
dian Territory, and as these were
the best conditioned cattle, and of
course win not return to lexas
feed lots, the probability of the
shortage of Texas fed cattle is still
further confirmed. The Panhandle
country has had rather a favorable
season, and cattle are, or soon will
be, in reasonably good fix; but they
as a rule, go out of the state to be
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