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Devoted to the Mining, Lumbering and Forming Interest of this Community, to Good Government, and Hustling for a Grub Stake.
COTTAGE GROVE, OREGON, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 1903.
Work on the Vesuvius doing
rapidly on The Riverside
OREGON - COLORADO
If. J. Hard was In the city this
week, tic reports rapid progress
on the three properties under his
control tnc Vesuvius, Oregon
Colorado nud Riverside. Mr. Hard
is down sending in more supplies
lor tue turee camps, Having 11 pack
train at the foot of the mountain
receiving the supplies ns fait as
they arc landed tliere.
On all these properties the order
of the day is deep tunneling, which
is the kind that improves the camp,
ho declares Mr. Hard,
On the Wild Hog claim, of the Ve
suvius group, a new tunnel house
has been completed, in which has
been built a commodious room for
the night shift to eat lunch and dry
The saw mill building is com
pleted ami ' pronounced one ol
the bent in the district. The
mill has been ruiiiiiiii: for
some time and a good supply of
lumber lor various uses is on nana.
On this property, besides running
the tunnel where the new pelton
wheel Is installed to supply air iu
addition to the Syblcy furnace
being used, required on account of
the length of the tunnel, another
tunnel on the Francie claim is now
being driven. This tunnel is now
in about 150 feet nud has a full
breast of oxidized ore which indi
cates that this property will be a
gold producer as welt as copper.
The large coal pit which was
fired some time ago has been burned
with the result that the company
has now 300 bushels of 5ne coal for
the winter's run. Several new
building and a tunnel home on
the Riverside claims have been com
plcled. The tunnel work is going
entire breast of theTu'nuel hnvs
heavy uiiucraluiiiou, 1111J the ni.1.1
agemetil .expects to be saving
valuable ore soon.
A dREAT STORM STORY
How Local Heroes Made a Star Play and
Put the Storm to Shame.
Nov. it. 1903,
Kditor Nugget Last Tuesday
night Phillip Hold's saw mill three
and one' half miles southeast of
Cottage Grove, got he benefit of
the severe storm that has been iu
evidence for the past few days. The
night was made hideous by the
sound of falling timber. At 1
o'clock a. m. the cook house was
swept from its foundation with S.
Chapman and frailly within, but
fortunately, none were hurt. Mr,
Chapman made his way iu the
darkuess and through the drench
ing rain, unattired, the distance of
100 yards, to the bunk house,
where he spread the 'alarm; and
then for an hour all was excitement,
resembling a Kentucky election. All
hands were on the nput immediately.
The) found Miss Nina Chapman
Dry Goods, Cloaks,
Fall Dress Goods
An now In and we are showing by far
the largest line of Draw (Jondsuver hIiowii In
Cottage drove In all the now styles. We
know that we can pleiise you In Dress Hoods
Shirt Waists and Wraps.
The prices 011 skirts range from A new line of the latest Waists nt
$2.25 to $7.75 J $1.50 up.
Wc also carry for the first time a full line of Misses Skirts.
trying to. find her way out of the
wrecked building. She was res
cued by one John Weeded who
clambered with Her iu his arms
over a rollway ten fact high, and
said he experienced no Incon
venience whatever 'iu landing his
cliargc in a place of safety at her
brother's house too yirds away.
While this was going on it was
discovered that a couple of trees
were standing dangerously neartlie
already wrecked building from
which the furniture had not been
removed. So Frank Taylor pro-
ctt'tl an ax nud with mighty
and heroic effort he immediately
lelled one across the chicken house.
while Engineer Green felled the
other across the clothesline, which
was hanging full of clothes. Other
wise there was no damage done
nud when the storm elements dis
covered how easily they were
handicapped by Messrs. Taylor and
Green, they withdrew in confusion.
The building however, is quite a
loss to the company. '
Later it was learned that Mr.
Chapman, who is subject to ire
queut nervous attacks, was almost
prostrated from the effect of the ex
citement nud wetting he received,
It being too much for his enfeebled
A hUhly-rsientlal and much
necded improvement was begun
here Monday morning by the
Southern Pacific Company. A car
load of decomposed granite from
Granite Spur, two miles this side
of Grants Pass, was spread around
the east nud north side of the de
pot, filling up the low places where
water stands at all times during the
rainy season. The ndhesive
qualities iu this decomposed granite
make It the very best material ob
tainable lor depot grounds. After
it has been trod down for awhile it
becomes virtually a solid granitoid.
In conversation with Mr. Myron
Isham, agent for the S. P. Co., it
was learned that it is the intention
oftgthe.company to improve their
depot grounds here with this
granite. Mr, Isham stated that be
had no Idea how long it would
take to complete the improvement
on account ot the present car
shortage, all of the company's'
iv (liable rolling stock being in de
m ud fotj 'ommeidal purposes. How
ever, now that the urst load, or
granite hn arrived and been placed
on thegrnunds. there is every reason
10 believe that the company will
liud ways nnd means to follow up
tiic'good work without delay.
The O. St S. li. Co. have also
been improving their yards by
ditchliiir and puttinir In culverts to
drain the water from the low places. I
It is sale to say that by next spring
the grounds ot both, railroad com
panies will be leveled up and put in
first class shape.
GRAND SII0QT1NQ MATCH.
A. grand shooting match Is belug
arranged by the boys nt Ulackbutte
undur thu management ot Dennis
Cooler, to bo pulled off nt ttmt pint
on Tuesday, Nov. t!4. Titer will tie
turkeys galore, also u tat cow. Coast
Fork has Home crack shots and the
Cottage drove delegation should
took well to Its laurels ir tuoy go
The second lecture will I to given liv
Prof. W. 0. Hawl-y. of Wlllammetto
University, Salem, Friday ovenlny,
November). Subject: "Making
the Declaration of Indecnduuce"
I'rof lltiwlcy U one of the bent stu
dents In American history Iu the
Northeast. Hero lij an opportunity
for the people to Improve, to enjoy
an evening with a young, wide
awake man, to secure food for
thought, Improve your school ami
give standing to your town.
New Fall Styles.
Our speciality Is Ladles Heady to Wenr
Skirts and Wnlstu. Peoplo am buying ready
nmdo goods more every year, and realizing
this we will carry a full stock, all the time,
of up to dute goods.
Workman Picks up Valuable Ore
wlille Clearing out Slide Rock
Covered with dold.
AT CHAMPION BRIDGE
Last Saturday according to re
ports; one of the richest finds iu the
shape of u piece of ore that was
ever found In Bohemia, was picked
up by a laborer who was employed
iu clearing a slide on the Champion
creek road at the bridge where the
old Noonday and the Champion
roads come together. The rock
evidently came down the mountuin
iu the slide. It was the about size of
a man's list, and is said to have
contained over$J5 in gold. The
outside of the piece is slid to have
been literally covered with the
REPORT ON SMELTER TEST
The Tet Made allheLadd Metals Co's
Plant Saturday Results Allalned.
The following is thr report of the
test made at the Ladd Metals Co.,
of the Improved MineralJSmelter.
I'oriiaiui, ure., Oct 30, 1903.
To tho Improved Smelter Com
pany, Portland, Ore.
Gentlemen At yourrcquest, and
under instructions from the Ladd
Metals Co.. Mr. John Williams, our
consulting metamgical engineer,
undertook the construction of and
the test of a furnace lor smelting
ores, on the design and under the
patent ot Messrs. Ulanchard &
The furnace is correct in princi
pal and successful in practice, as
will be seen from the following data:
The trial run of the furnace was
made on Oct. 24th.
Turned on the blast at 8 a. m
delivering air to the furnace at
about one ounce pressure. Had
slag running at 10 a. m. nnd very
good smelting heat in both stacks,
at 11 a.m., slag being hot, bright
and very fluid. The secondary
stack was running jjo well, that at
11.15 a? 111., and from that time 011
it took two charges to one of the
primary. Worn this time to 4 p.
tn. when we started to blow out,
kept charging nt iutervals of is
minutes and tapping every half
hour. A he area ot eacli stack and
hearth, 34 inches square. Heights
of stacks 8 ieet, entirely of brick.
The furnace out through 26
charges in all amounting to a total
of 6440 lbs., nnd practically all of
the work was done in live hours
from 11 a. m. to 4 p. in., including
an interruption of half an hour
with no blast when lacing a belt,
showing that the furnace was
handling and could easily run
fifteen tons of sillcious charge, not
including fuel, in 24 hours.
The amount of fuel used in
smelting was 540 lbs. bituminous
coal ahd 320 lbs. ot coke, a total ot
860 lbs. fuel, being less than 13
per cent of the c arge. It is right
to state iu this connection tlint
most of the coke was used in the
secondary stack, and was used
solely for the purpose of carrying
the burden of the charge and keep
ing it open, and not for the addi
tional heat. In some instances
this use of coke might be found
unnecessary. The fact of the heavy
cast iron cover, reinforced with iron
bars H in. square on tho top of the
secondary stack, being completely
melted when blowing out the fur
nace, and a full llour after the last
pound of coke had been charged,
proved that no additional fuel was
required In this stock;
In the two runs oi this furnace,
two things of importance metolur
glcally have !ccii proven, both of
which have an equally important
bearing on the commercial aspect
of the question.
First. The furnace can be run
successfully and Without the
slightest danger ol "freezing" on a
much higher silica slag than so far
as we know, has ever been done in
Second. This is done with the
complete separation and saving of
the matter without rehandliug of
dirty slag, owing to the low spe
ciflc gravity of the slag.
This will be clearl understood
from the analysis of the slag ot the
day's run. '
Silica, 59 per cent; fuel, it per
cent; lime, 23.5 per cent.
The slag was ut all times hot.,
bright and very fluidi' never pasty
or stringy and the running of the
furnace gave no trouble or uneasi
ness from start to finish, the
tuyeres, with 12 in constant use,
keeping bright. .
The stacks were charged full to
the top in the primary and within
twenty inch en of the t6p of the sec
ondary stack. The complete com
bustion of the fuiil was very
marked, the whole (jjtbe caroon
and hydrecauons being consumed
iu the form of gas in tue secondary
stack, no smoke whatever being at
any time visible, even when an ex
tra charge of bituminous coal was
fed into the primary stack.
Yours Very Truly,
W. H. Adams, John Williams,
Mgr. Director. Cori. Eng.
SAMUEL GZTTIN3S D2A.D.
Died Alone in a Cheap
Some days since news reached this
city thnt Samuel Getting, well
known here, and a man of consider
able property' who left here for an
extended trip south nnd east, was
found dead In his bed In one ot the
cheapest boarding house tn San
l'ranclxco. As Mr. (letting was n
man of considerable meaiiH, always
paying hU obligation, It In thought
by many that be may nto!cen the
victim of foul play lie was nn old
Roldlcr nud h member of the O. A. It.
In good atrtudlng. The detnlU are
very limited at this writing, but It Is
understood that the death of the old
veteran will bo carefully looked Into
by the post of this city and by his
many friends litre. Owing to tn.
lack ot space the Nugget cannot give
the story ot the finding of'the body
In detail In this Issue, but next week
will handlo It at length nnd give the
history o Mr. Gettluga' life.
DR. DRIVER OF EUGENE.
In the very nesr future, the exact
dato not being fully settled, Dr.
Driver, uf Kugene, will begin a series
of meetings at the Msthodlst church
nnd at which time he will deliver
some ot his world wide famous lect
ures. This remarkable man has the
reputation of being one of the greatest
blblcal scholars In America. In the
East many hundreds flock to hear
him whenever he aunears.
Iu refusing lucrative positions he Is
IlkeSplnsn. the photographer, who
wished to bo free from the restriction
that any university might lmpos.
Ho has refused professorships In
some nt tho great universities of this
country, and has preferred Oregon to
llvo or tea thousand dollar pulpits
In lloston or New York.
The scholars of the country eagerly
sat at his feet while ho was delivering
lectures at the Moody Institutes or
Harvard University, Cambridge.
He certainly is a remarkable man.
Ho Is writing n book which many nio
The hoys In Ilohemhi are not so
slow. When they tnku a notion to
come out they are coining nnd thnt
Isallthero Is about It. - Last Tues
day a crowd of liohemlnuH hiked out
to tho Ited llrhlge Just a little too
late to catch the train. Hut they
were not to 1h bluffed out by a little
thing ot that kind, so a special train
was ordered, Just the nnme as
bloated bond holders, nud up she
come. Iu tho crowd wore Mrs. 0.
Coyne and Miss Minnie Powell, who
canio all the way from Uuhemla
n-mulo-back, mid the following hardy
sons ot toll: Dave Watt, M E (ireen
slate, A. M. Porter, Edward Ulaver,
A. I.. McKadden, .1. M. Sloan, E. I
Sanford. and A. W. Weaver, special
grape vino correxiondent ot lho Nug
get. Tho train was under conduc
tor F. Pickett, engineer S. II rand
and l-'lremaii C, Smith, with E S
llolderinan ih supervisor ot train-
men and Joe Cole as unuiter median,
No freight packages to go to Ho-
hernia or Intermediate points on the
route will bo received or shipped un
1 til the freight la prepaid.
Chrlsmnu & IJmijfrt.
The Football Game Played Sat
unlay Between Roseburg and
Cottage Grove places the latter
SCORE STANDS 16 TO 0
The Roseburg high school foot
ball team came up on Friday last
that they might be in perfect con
dition for the game Saturday after
noon. They seemed determined to
carry off the victory to the tune of
at least 25 too. But the old adage
"There's Many A Slip," etc. was
brought very forcibly to the atten
tion of the "Roseburg Gladiators"
when the official timekeeper called
"time up" at the conclusion of the
second half and the score stood 16
to o in favor of Cottage Grove.
Cottage (irove won the toss up
and choice of goal, giving the kick
off to Roseburg, who kicked the
ball to Cottage Grove s 30 yard line.
Prom there, by continuously ham
mering the opponents line, first in
one place then another, Cottage
Crove "rushed' the ball through
for the first touch down in less
than six minutes, the ball being so
slippery, Capt. Hill failed to kick
The foregoing is a good de
scription of the balance of the game,
as Roseburg was clearly outclassed
at every point, and bad not Referee
Star penalized Cottage Grove sev
eral times for fouls and off side
plays, they would have run up a
considerably larger score.
The first touch down was made
by Capt. Hill, Knox and Harms
making the other two, and one
goal kicked making the score 16.
The Cottage Grove team showed
a very marked improvement in last
Saturday's game over the game of
two weeks ago with Eugene. Their
interference in the last game being
of the first order and they also
demonstrate the advantage of
getting quickly in play.
The team work was very good,
nn nop member nf the eleven mak
ing any" sensational plays but nil
working together to the best ad
vantage, thus showing the careful
training given them by their coach
and proving that he can train them,
if the players will get out for prac
tice and do as he says.
Owing to the muddy condition of
the field and the threatening
weather, it was decided to play only
20 minute halves.
The attendance was very tair,
Following is the line up:
C. G. H. S. R. H. S.
Finerty C Bell
Martin LGR Hildebrisn
McKibben LTR Casy
Griffin L E R Johnson
Hawley KGL Moore
Allison RTL Fergusen, Capt
Taylor R E L Faulkner
Knox RHL Short
Harms LHR Fraly
Fmenon Q Hanan
Hill, Capt Full Faulkner
Referee, Star; Umpire, King;
Lineman, Berry; water carrier,
Bennett; timekeeper, Bingham.
It iiow seems to be an assured
fact that the American Smelting
and Refining Company bns gained
complete control of the lead mar
ket, says the l.eadville Herald
Democrat. This has been done
through an arrangement with the
Federal Lead Company, which con
trols the output of the Coeur d'Al-
ene mines. This gives the Gug
genheim interests the ores of the
heaviest lead producers in the
We m the Leaders in Merchandising in Cottage Grove. .
And we now have our store chuckfull of the best goods ever offered in
Lrine County. We lmve always had the finest display of holiday goods in
town and this year we have tried to make it better than ever.
We want you to come in and see for yourself. We know that we can
United Slates. While the contract
between the Federal Company and
the smelter,trust lias not been made
public, it lit Mill on good authority
that the basis oi settleaicnt for lead
is fixed at $3.75 per ton. In other
words, while the lead miner of Col
orado is paid on a basis of $3.50,
the more favored producers of the
Northwest have nn aAvatilntr nf
25 cents in"' the settlement of price.
Of course, in return for this favor,
the Coeur d'Alene people have had
to practically turn themselves over
to the trust, but that does not seem
to work any disadvantage. With
the trust havinc fin irnnnlnrt ciiirti
on the lead market. 1 It t iriHpnn.
dent producer has absolutely noth
ing to say. e must accept what
ever price the magnates see fit to
W. H. Berg was down from the
Assaver Bertr. of the Crvst.it rVm.
solidated Mining Co., was in the
city tuts week.
Geo. W. Llovd. of the Orvilnl
Consolidated Co., spent Saturday
and Sunday in Portland, returning
John Brund came down from
the district Monday and went to
Eucrene Wednesdav. W
lots of snow in the district at pres
ent. It is announced that the Mine
Owners Association of Bohemia is
getting well on its feet, and that
rules and regulation are being pre-
James Hart, Sr foreman at the
Crystal came in Monday for a
weeks visit with his family. He
reports the recent storm a heavv
one, but says thing are looking
ngnt lor uohemla.
Mr. and Mrs. James Sears came
in from Bohemia this week, after
spending the season in camp, to
spend Thanksgiving. They will
then return to the camp where Mr.
Sears will again take up the de
velopment of his Mountain Lilly,
Humming Bird and Sunset claims.
Mr. Sears says he has opened up
some fine ore on this property.
W. W. Cochran camein from his
property on City creek last Satur
day. He reports the district look-
iug splendidly, and states that the
ore now being uncovered in the
Musicic is a wonder. Of his own
property he states that the work
done this season has given verv
satisfactory results, and the samples
of free milling ore that he brought
out bears out bis statement.
John Stoneberg, who recently re
turned from his mining claims in
which he is interested with his son-
in-law, Mr. Coffman, reports the
property looking nicely. While
doing the assessment wort he
broke into a body of fine looking
quartz, a sample of which is ou ex
hibition in the Nugget office. The
property is located adjacent to the
Gold Cross and Felix Currin prop
erty. Dr. J. B. Keefer. of Portland.
president of the Judson Rock Min
ing Co., was in the city last week,
with the view of visiting the dis
trict, but the weather was reported
so heavy that he determined to de
lay his visit to the property until
the weather settles. While here
however, a contract was let, and as
soon as the management can get
into the property more work will
be laid out and development work
In many parts of England there are
carious superstitions about birds. The
stonechat. for Instance, Is believed to
be continually chatting with the evil
one, so It Is held In had repute, and as
the raven commonly Impersonates his
sable majesty It la ranked In tho same
category of evil birds. Sometimes, how
ever, the raven's appearance, so It is
beld, foreboded a death.
Garman, Hemenwayg Co.
Lenders in illercliiiiidlsinff.
Professor J. II. Weber takes In
the Camp and is gratified at
the Wonderful Strides Made.
Professor J. H. Weber, who hits
been in Bohemia for the past three
weeks in the interest of the Pacific
Miner, of Portland, preparing data
for an extended wrltenp of the
camp, returned to Cottage Grove,
last Wednesday. The professor is
a man of large experience in min
ing, Having visited all the impor
tant camps and mines in the United
States, and enjoys the distinction of
being one of the ablest mining
experts in this country, therefore
bis opinion is not, only much sought
but of much value to mining oper
ators. Something like a year ago he
was in Bohemia for a few days, ahd
was then favorably impressed with
what he saw, but now in reviewing
the many progressive and valuable
changes that have come in the
shoit interval, he is fully alive to
the real richness and value of Bo
hemia camp to the mining world.
While he objected to being inter-
viewea at lengtn tor the reason that
he is in the employ of another
papr, Professor Weber let slip the
'I was here about a year ago and
examined the district, and nt the
time I thought Bohemia was one
among the most promising districts
I had ever visited. Now I am pre
pared to say that it has become so
in fact. It is no longer a
'promising" district, but is todav
one of the most wonderful In the
United States. The future ol Bo
hemia is assured. In visiting the
properties that came under my ob
servation a year ago I can say that
1 nave never seen more wondertul
strides in the matter of general de
velopment, and which reveal ore
evidence of the great wealth of the
"Think of the magnificent work
of the Oregon Securities. Just re
member that iu the Musiek mine
alone that company has $i,ooo,
uoo in ore in sight. It Is not neces
sary that I should commentupon it.
It speaks for itself.
The Vesuvius, too, is a wonder
ful property. The Crystal and the
North Fairview are destfned to
tu-ke a record. I was pleased to
note the fine points in the Shane
property on Monte Rico ridge.
There are hundreds of others that
I might mention bad I time to go
over them with you. It is only a
questiou of a little more time when
you shall bear Bohemia hearlded
in the world's mining circles."
In the course of a few weeks the
special edition of the Pacific Miner
with Professor Weder s report,
which will give information of
great value to miners and property
holders, and those who desire eopies
should write the Miuer at ouce.
Notice U hereby given that the un
dersigned has been duly appointed
by the County Court ot the State of
Oregon for Lane county administra
tor of tho estato of Samuel Uetthiot
I deceased. Alt peraous having claims
against said estate are hereby re
quired to present the sanio to ma
properly verified at Cottage Orove,
Oregon within six months from the
date hereof. Dated this 18th day ot
November. 1903. J .11- coolev,
Administrator or the estan
Samuel (letting, deceased.
Ethel Isn't Judy newsy T
Mayme Isn't the, tboasn? She tells
so much I don't see bow she gets tmj
to hear anytbln. Detroit Free Press,