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About Bohemia nugget. (Cottage Grove, Or.) 1899-1907 | View Entire Issue (March 25, 1904)
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Devoted to the Mining, Lumbering nnl Farming Interest of this Community, to Good Government, and Hustling for a Grub Stake.
COTTAGE GROVE, LANE COUNTY, OREGON, FRIDAY, MARCH 25, 1904.
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CYANIDE IN CKIITI.I! CREEK.
Not a great deal has been said
lately ol the accomplishments of
the cyanide plants erected at the
mini's In the Cripple Creek district, 'nient mint returusassign about $1,
suys the Daily Mining Kecoid. 000,000. Carefully gathered fig
Tliclr introduction was certainly ures are in the hands of the Pacific
one of the important developments Miner showing that not less than
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0. . ..si year. . 1 11 woum seem nun
i.icii posM011.es me 10 oe more
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,vni. i.an 1 nuvii "uini ,ii,inu,.i-. w ueii you nave your mine com- held in the Opera House,
year plants were o.cratcd on a ing from this state of her just share' plctcly opened up and ready for 1 Mr. a B Wood was elected
small scale. Now several large cy- of correct mining publicity a vigor- j ,U; it js n good plan to send a car-1 temporary chairman and Frank
nlllde enterprises arc ir- operation I ous.protest is herewith uttered. The ( in,l of the ore to some custom J Roseuburg chosen temporary sec
illld more arc contemplated. j establishment of a government ; p,,t for lcsl treatment, paying a rctary
In tlie north section of tlie camp, j assay office in Oregon would cor- competent milhuaii handsomely to ! The chairman stated the meeting
aiiu ..no 1111 uoucian nui, large
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ports to hand from tlicin are of a
III,. 111., ant tl.i.t,.,i. .,.t.r On..
.,,,-,. ev iv.w, , in, , 11. t , 1 ill-
tictilHr attention is being given to
the oxidized surface
ore, and in
one instance a steam shovel is to be
Installed tn facilitate the work ol
"shipping the scenery."
Those t.iiniliar with conditions
til tlie camps are aware of the fact
that there is an unlimited suppl of
low grade ore which until recently
has been passed up as practically (
vamcicss. i rue, j;rcai sinues nave
iiccn mane oy rue ciiMom pianis in
the reduction orthe luuimumgrade
which they could accept. Treat-
menl charges have been lowered
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tlie Uuer iirade ore
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lias been made marketable. The
greai iiiiik oi uie low (raue is sun
prohibitive to the custom mills and
it is this character of material to
which the cyanide plants arc giving
Values from a trace up to $2 ami made and the delegates easily in
fy, and sometimes higher can be duced to add to our own efforts the
had fium lock picked up all over force of their powerful request to
the surface within the recognized the national government,
productive area. Outside this area j At any rate concert of action
for many miles iu some directions here in Oregon will secure results
the same conditions prevail. It is 'that have not heretofore been at
a mineralized country, but tlie tained. Some point should be de
values arc such that no process lias cided upon, all c.icrgy centered
yet been found that can profitably upon that point, and senators and
extract the values. In the work- representatives constantly petitioned
iugs of the mines arc millions of to urge the government to grant the
tons of this low grade material and 'just demands herein set forth,
the monster dumps of the camp , ,
lepiescnt vast wealth in low grade'
The success of the cyanide plants
menus the recovery of this dis
carded wraith and a material iu
crease tu the production of the
As we are goiiij; entirely out ol business, we are closing out our entire line
of merchandise at less than regular eost, for we must get our money out of
them, and by buying now you can get good bargtiins.
We still have a good stock of Clothing and Underwear to pick from, and
at prices that will suit all. Come and examine them. A'ways willing to
show them if you buy or not.
We sire try iny to close out as soon as posible therefore selling our entire
line much cheaper than could be bought in any of the larger cities, and just as
good goods tis could be got of any merchant in the northwest.
The very Latest Styles. Our neuvers arc the best Hats made. See
our line before buying. We can please you.
GARMAN, HEMENWAY COMPANY
Lenders in IHerchnnidisinir.
camp For this reason much in
terest centers in the outcome, 11 ml
much Importance mint he nt-
Inched to the favorable reports
ilie icccnt History or the
ranking with the drainage enter
prise which has materially bene
fitted the great district.
ASSAY OITICI! NI.EW.I).
Each year $10,000,000 of precious
nietalH mined in Oregon is ac
credited to other states. Govcr. -
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grown, u. .many ru ins s.aie
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granted at once by the federal gov-
The l'ncific Miner cares not one
whit where the office shall be placed
whether in Portland or Ilaker City
or Similiter or Grants Pass or Cot-,
Inge Grove. So long as it comes to
Oregon this iimguzitic will be satis-
lied. Hut so long as tlie govern- ,
ment fails to do its obvious duty in '
the premises, so long will the I'a-
cific Miner keep up the campaign '
nun cxpccis inc iiiiiiiiik men oi uie
siaie 10 siaiui ueunm u in lis in- ,
Aproos, the suggestion is
thrown out that tlie presence here
illltilll. A ..l.l.vt .l fllM XT I In., n 1
during August of the National
.h .h . .....muni
.Mining congress will allord oppor-
unuiy iu secure cniiurscinciu oi ine :
government assay oihce lor Oregon 1
from that body. Kxhihits, such as '
will prove the real status of the
states mining industry may be
MNINQ LAWS AMENDED.
The senate has passed Teller's
bill amending tlie mining laws as
regards the location of claims. It
is provided that the description of
at Our Big Sale I
EAIilN & BRISTOW
.1 vein or lode claims upon surveyed
lands shall be designated with ref
erence to the lines of the public
survey, but need not conform there
with. Where patents have been
issued for claims upon uiisurvcycd
lands, however, the surveyor gen
eral, in extending the public sur
vey, shall adjust their survey to
tlie liouudaries of claims, so as not
to interfere with or change the true
location of claims, as they arc offici
ally established by ground monu
ments. Upon a patent grant is based the!
highest constituted authority 11s to 1
tlie limits on the cl.iim and not the
public survey. The bill is intended
to prevent the shifting of milling
claims by surveys.
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oversee tlie test. It is useless to ,
snip incrciy a ion or iwo. iu raci, ;
n half-dozen carloads would be
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this VVav n molrmi.n! test is senm-d
land an opportunity afforded to 1
st,y thoroughly the character of
the ore and its action under the
stamps and ou the plates. The re-1
I suit of the test known, you can
tlcn R0 at,ottt the task of securing
your milling plant intelligently,
and with reasonable assurance that
when it is finally set up and in
operation at your mine, the daily 1
returns will be up to your expec-
tations. The too frequent practice i
of buying a mill first and learning
afterward that it is not exactly
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u nai IS waillCO IS a Oil UlSCOlirac-
ipg, pot to say
Wm. Wechter, manager of the j
Golden Rule Consolidated Mining .
Co., spent about a week at the
properties, returning to this city I personal efforts he had made in in
tost Saturday He reports work ' tervicwing the railroad officials,
progressing as fast as could be ex- but had met with little encourag
pected with a mall force of men. 1 ment.
Mr. Wechter says the force will I Mr. Rosenberg stated in behalf
not be increased until June or July. 'of Mr. Campbell, who was un
He left lor his home iu Salem on , avoidably absent that the Pacific
the afternoon train.
Andrew J. Brum!, president of
the Ilohemia Miners Association,
who has been for some time past
working at the Oregon-Colorado
came down to the city on Tuesday.
He reports considerable snow still
falling, yet wherever work is pro
gressing the showings are good,
lie anticipates good results for the
coming seasons work.
Cottage Grove Business Men
InniR'nrale a Movement to
Secure Relief from Present
0n last Saturday a meeting of
the citizens of Cottage Grove was
,ai been called for the purpose of
considering and discussing by the
people the present condition of af-
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r.iirn.i nt t-n ihrnufhnMt this
portion of the Willamette v
Also to ascertain if it is not
sjble to obtain relief and hav.
rates under which the great in
dustries were built up to their
present proportions, re-established.
Mr. C. C. Mathews was called
I upon and made a brief but crnest
statement of the
confronted the various industries of
the Willamette valley
Mr Uen Lurch stated that con-
ditions were wrorm as recards the
inuvirr nm pvnort rales and
thought some action should be
.-i . i i:r
laicen luwaru rcuci.
Ur. l.awuaugu oi tue long anu
ISiugham Company explained at
some length the cause of the pres-
lent state of affairs and told of the
Timber Co. was ready to assist iu
any movement looking to a better
ment of the preseut conditions.
James Hemen way, Mayor Veatch,
Mr. Hurkholder and others agreed
that some movement should be
made by not only the people of
Cottage Grove, but by all the
people along the valley.
A committee consisting of Messrs.
A. H. Wood. James Hemenway,
Dr. Iawbaugh, T. K. Campbell
and C. J. Howard were appointed a
committee to formulate a plan ot
action to be presented for consider
ation at tlie next meeting. Hy
motion meeting adjourned to meet
Tuesday night Chairman Wood
called the adjourned meeting to
order. The report of the com
mittee was read by Secretary
Roseuburg which was as follows:
Cottage, drove. Ore., Mar. 21. 1101.
IIUl'OIlT OK COMMlTTKE ON uKOAN
IZATION. To tlu CltlieiiH nt Cottage Grove In
Jlni Meeting AHsenibled:
rcrxtiunt to Instructions, the com
mittee on organization, appointed
lit tue meeting ot citizens nt Martin's
Hall on theevenlng ot Mureli 1!). met
nt the appointed place ot meeting In
this cltv. ut 10 o'clock ii. in., Mon
day, March 21, V.K.I.
l'reient, rlmirtuaii A. 11. Wood
nnd Comiiiltteeiiii"! It. M. Veatch, T
K. Campbell .lumen Hemenway and
C. .1. Howard.
Chairman Wood called tliemeetiug
to order and altei- xome dlhCiiMdou
Mr Campbell moved that the committee-
report ut the next meeting,
tlmf'ltlH the binse ol this com
mittee that a ivrmaiieiit organiza
tion bo effected In this city, with the
view of taking upsiieh questions as
may eome before the organization
from time to time, of vital Import
ance to t lie great state ofOregon and
the citizens thereof; and particularly,
ut this time, to take up the matter
of trallle rates with the Southern
rnelllc Co., It being conceded that
certain rates now Imposed upon the
lumber producers of the Willamette
valley, are prohibitive, and that said
action of said company unit said
rates Imposed, has euused the shut
ting down ot many mills, the reduc
tion of the formerly . large forces of
mill men, and otherwise demoraliz
ing and depreciating the lumbering
business, which Is one of the most
Important industries Iu Western
Oregon ut the present time, as well
as crippling the iiiaiiy other In
dustries upon which the people
throughout this section depend."
This motion was promptly sec
onded and carrlml.
After some discussion tt was de
cided to leave the recommendation
ot iiaiuo of permanent organization
until such time as It could bo taken
up ut tin adjourned meeting.
Motion was made and seconded
that C. . I. Howard, acting necretary
of committee b Instructed to have
printed "M bills, to Us distributed,
calling the citizens to ruest nt the
opera house on theerenlng of March
22, at 8 o'clock. Carried.
I 'lion motion committee adjourned
to mret Tuesday morning nt !
o'clock, March 22, ut the name place.
Adjourned meeting was culled to
order by Chalrmnn Wood fit 0
o'clock it. m. Tuesday morning
Committee prceent, Chairman
Wood, Committeemen Veatch,
Campbell, Hemenwuy, I.awbuugh
Moved and seconded that the
name of permanent organization be
"Oregon Co-oporntlTe Aseoclatlon."
Upon motion committee recom
mends that the permanent organiz
ation lie provided with the follow
ing ofllcers: l'resldent, 5 vice presi
dents, secretary (with oower to ai
polnt nssluant) and treasurer.
Moved and seconded that the com
mittee recommend that the president
appoint an advisory committee to
work Iu conjunction with the secre
tary, consisting of nine membors, of
which the president and vice presi
dents of the iwrmaneiit organization
shall beex-olllclo members. Carried.
Moved and seconded that C. J.
Howard be recommended to the
permanent organization for tha
ofllcr of secretary. Curried.
We hereby recommend the follow
ing gentlemen to lie mudo olllcers of
tho permanent orgnnliatlon:
President. Herbert Eakln: 1st V. I'
ll. M. Veatch; 2nd V. P., T. K.
Campbell; 3rd V. P., H. O. Thomp
son; 4th V. P., V. U. Wheeler; 5th V
P., A. It. Wood. Secretnry, C J.
Howard; treasurer, J. K. Young.
Moved nnd seconded that the com
mittee secretary prepare n member
ship enrollment, nnd that the com
mittee recommend that the roll bo
circulated for signers nt the mnss
meeting In the evening. Carried.
The above bavins lieen read to the
committee, upon motion It was
adopted, and Is rvsiiect fully sul-
mltted for your consideration.
C. J. HowAiut,
Acting Secy, of Com. on Organization
The above report was received and
adopted nt the meeting- March 22,
1U04, and upon motion the gentle
men recommended for otflce in the
abovo report were duly declnreil
elected until their successors are
dul.i elected anil iiuullged.
C. J. HowaiiI), Sec.
On motion tho report wns adopted
nnd Iu the absence of President
Kakln, Vice President Veatch took
the chair and C. .1. Howard assumed
the duties of secretary.
The following petition nnd Indorse
ment wus read and approved:
Mr. V. E. Coiuan.ti. V. & P. Agent,
S. P. Co., Portland, Orenon.
Greeting: Whereas the territory
known us Western Oregon offeis un
limited possibilities foru large popu
lation nnd ninny industries, nnd
Whereas, great efforts are being
made by tlie M-ople of tho state,
through the I.ewUi and Clark Cen
tennial and the Itallroad Emigration
Bureau, to pnbllsli to the world the
resources of Oregon, nnd to en
courage Immigration and develop
ment of these resources, and
Whereas, we believe thnt to ac
complish this, thut settlers seeking
homes here will lie encouraged by
signs of prosperity and discouraged
by lack of prosperity, nud capital
seeking opportunities will ussist In
the development of our Industries,
only when conditions niv such that
they can be on n permanently pros
perous basis, present tlie following
(1) Tlie loeul freight rates ure
higher than those charged lu other
places for tho same service under
(2) That during the past four
years the lumber Industry, under tho
rate of $3.10 per ton to Hay points,
wns extensively developed, and largo
suni!) ot money were Invested In the
Industry, many people beeoailng de
pendent upon the same, thut the
rates recently Imposed upon tho lum
ber producers of Western Oregon,
are prohibitive, and that the Impos
ing of said rates has caused the
shutting down of the uiIIIh and de
stroying tho valuo of all Invest
ments Iu this Industry, and Is parnl
izlngall business In this district.
() Wo believe thnt tho prevail
ing condition of depression, nnd lack
of opportunity for labor to bo em
ployed, Is due to our Inability, under
present condition of fivlght rates,
to competo with other sections of
tho country, nud for the same reason
we aro unablo to offer tho same en
couragement to lioineseekers nud
capitalists that they can tlnd else
where. (4) Wo therefore petition the
Southern Pacltlc Company for such
modlllciitloii ot tho existing freights
us will give relief.
In presenting you with the above
facts we Urge that such relief be
given at once.
OlIKOON t'O-OPKIlATIVK AsHOCIATIOV.
Per (,'. J. Howard, Secy.
We, the undersigned citizens of.
Oregon, being directly Indirectly In
terested in tlie Industrial develop
ment of Western Oregon, and lie
ilerlnr that the present freight rates
on both Imports nnd exporta ure
higher than they should lie nnd be
lieving that they should lie modlllcd j
to such nn extent as to give till In-!
dustrles an oounl opportunity In1
competition wltn other portions of
the country, nnd believing thnt such
course would result In material
benefit to the Southern Pnclllc Com
pany, una meet with tne nenrty np-
preclatlon of the people of the state, I well known mining men.
do endorse the petition of the Oregon -1 Mr. Edd Jenks, the president of
Co-operative Association. the company, has spent many years
Home seventy odd names were in Colorado, Montana and other
signed ut the meeting. The secretary mining states, for several years he
was Instructed to procure dupllcutes i has been in Bohemia, was locator of
of tho petition nnd to place them In i Hie Crystal property and other
convenient places for signatures. j claims. Has managed several
The samo committee which hasHarge companies and will give his
been acting was Instructed to pre- personal attention to the Jdevelop
pnre a constitution and by-laws for meIlt of these properties.
muug2"1 rePrt """I Mr- Wm- HiSSins. the vice presi-
On motion adjourned to meet .Sat-ld60! 's a thorough practical min-
it is uie imeuLiou oi mis organiz
ation to Invite the people throughout
i esteru Oregon to co-operute In tills
movement, as soon as fully organ
ized. INVESTING IN MINING STOCKS.
The issuance of prospectuses to
nid in flip it nf mtntiier rr-t-t
like many other things in the fact I
that it is legitimate and proper if ,
conscientiously and intelligently1
done, says Mining Reporter. The
sale of stocks for the purpose of se-
curing money to develop mineral
ground is right if rightly done; and ,
the sending out of advertising !
literature is a legitimate means of ;
promoting the sale of stock if no '
false pretenses are made. One
man will make representations that
appeal to the judgment of those
who know something ot mining;
another's representations, will ap
peal to the cupidity of wus"who
know nothing ol mining,
former will investigate before
ing and shoulder their own share
of the responsibility; the latter I
usually make no investigation,
but denounce the mining industry '
for their loss of money. Misrepre
sentations are neither to be excused 1
nor condoned, but the advisability
of looking into the merits of a
propositien before investing in it
applies to mining investments with
the same force as to other lines.
No one in this day should allow
himself to be hoodwinked by ex-
travagant language which is some -
times used to conceal a minus
quantity. Plain, simple, clear
phraseology is usually adequate to
point out the merits of a mining
property if it possess any such
IRON IN STAMP MILLS.
In our opinion it is just as im
portant to remove iron from the
ore fed to a stamp mill as it is iu
dry-crushing by rolls. As is well
known most dry-crushing roll mills
have electromagnets placed iu the
feed spouts to remove nails, drill j
points, etc., etc,; otherwise there is1
great wear and tear ot roll shells
and an accumulation of nails, etc., 1
in the crushing system. Iu stamp
mills the same occurs, although to an option and presented them to
a lessened extent, as the grinding the parties before mentioned, who
action of the stamps wear off the purchased and organized the corn
flattened pieces of iron. Such party. Active operations will be
pulverized iron is thrown out I gjn as S00n as the conditions will
through the screen and may be de- permit. The properties now
tected, sometimes in considerable owned by this company consists of
quantity, by paning the pulp. I je claims and are familiarly
This pulverization is accomplished known as the Cox property. Mr.
only at the expense of undue wear Graham is expecting the absent
and tear of shoes and dies. The directors to arrive here in about a
cost of an electromagnetic system week, when the officers will be
and its operation is so small that it ' elected and arrangements made for
wouiu pay, 111 our opuiiuu, iu uavc
them in every stamp mill. Mining
LET THERE BE HARMONY.
There should be more harmony
mineral workers. In the
simple matter of preparing exhibits
for great expositions there is fre- : liable mining companies and many
quent discord. Take Oregon, for I ol lesser merit are paying dividends
instance. Two sections of the j regularly should very much in
state hesitate to co-operate with prove the feeling which is in some
each other. Southern Oregon had circles still manifest toward mining
a move to make an independent . investments. There are plenty of
exhibit when the superintendent of
the mineral department was chosen
from Eastern Oregon. The north
ern counties of California are agi- J
tating the maintenance of an inde
pendent display of their mineral
products, separate and distinct
from the California mineral exhibit,
basing the effort upon a desire that
the rich minerals of that region
shall not be covered with garden
truck. Agriculturists know no
districts in their state when work1
ing to such an end, audit is time 1 one good," covers the present con
that the miners get together. Bluejdition most excellently, American
Mt. American. Adviser.
Miners Unablclo Develope Prop
erties Dispose of Tlicm io
The Baltimore Gold Mining Com
pany is a new organization. The
prospectus has recently been handed
! the Nugget.
The properties of the company
are located iu the Bohemia Mining
The officers of the company are
I ing man, has spent several years in
the district and has great faith
the company's group of claims.
Mr. F.J. Hard, the secretary and
treasurer, is well known iu mining
circles. Has bad years of ex
perience in Colorado mines. Has
successfully promoted several com
panies in Bohemia. His firm F. J.
' a company ot Portland are
th?eents for the treasury stock,
The company owns two groups
of properties. The Arrastra group
coals of 6 claims and are located
?n sh"P s creek about eight miles
from e - S. Is,, rail road
sfvera.1 lunnf's hav bf.en d""" n
thevetnsand large bodies of milling
ore exposed. The Baltimore group
of three claims and lie
, t,0?c ' J'siai v-onsoiioaieu
', and, thf Le R.3f groups. Tunnels
have been driven on
which are from three to
in width. Plenty ol wood
water ls claimed for purposes.
The articles of incorporation of
the Oregon-Pacific Mining and
Milling Company have been com
pleted and will soon be filed.
The incorporators are: J. E.
i Hardman, of Grand Rapids, Micbi-
gan; B. F. Underwood and E. F.
Gray, of San Francisco, California;
G. G. Graham, George Cox, W.
M. George and J. F. Miller, of
Cottage Grove. The capitalization
of the company is $500,000. Shares
1 of a par value of $1.00.
The company is organized to do
a general mining, milling, smelting,
1 or any or all things pertaining
thereto, either in Oregon or other
The principal office of the com
pany will be in Cottage Grove with
a branch office in San Francisco.
The life of the corporation is
for twenty years.
The incorporators will act as di
rectors of the company for the first
three months or until their succes
sors are elected and qualified.
Mr. George G. Graham, who has
worked iu the Bohemia Mining
District for some years, became
familiar with the properties the
company owns and after becoming
convinced of their value procured
development work. Home tine
samjdes of ore were recently
brought down trom the properties.
CAPITALISTS TURN TO
While considering the trouble 011
Wall Street the fact that there
opportunities for investment "In
mining companies, operated by
careful managements, which will
pay good dividends for years to
In fact, Borne of the heaviest
capitalists, who have hitherto re
frained from making investments
iu mining properties nnd stock, are
turning their attention iu that di
rection, with correspondingly satis
factory results. The old adago
that "it is ill wind that blows 110