Bohemia nugget. (Cottage Grove, Or.) 1899-1907, April 15, 1904, Image 1

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Devoted to tlic Mining, Luiabcring mid Farming Interests of this Community, to Good Government, and Hustling for a Grub Stake.
NO. 12
(lathered From Bohemia Alining
, District and the Various MI11
ItlJC Camps (if Oregon aild j
flllii'r Vtiid.o ,
wuitr oiiiiLh.
Gil Meadows, who has been dnr-!
tn,: the winter months In charge of
.1." rv.i 1 ..1.... .?.....
q few davs nL-ti
In u conversation with him !
he stated that food i,rm-rt mi lQ' . scc,"ms "crc 1,10 l0(1M , leisci! as they go down. This mat
! . .. ? .. ' 0I V. ve been penetrated below 1,000 tcr hasbeen the stibiect of careful
the ore had been continuous dnr.'
Ing the winter, that -ccently a 1
wonderful Imnrcivctncnt had oc-1
wonucrim ittiprciiuuut . i
curred, the whole breast of the tun-1
l i.inm, il,n,,. u ,. n.,..
wustcroek while the ore shows i'i'
very heavy percentage o copper.
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Kuiii ui.iii ucrcuiiuic. 111 tact saiu
lie, It is the liest copper and gold
ledge I have seen in many years.
Mr. Meadows also states that so far
ns he hcaid from other properties
which were being worked this
winter the results were satisfactory.
j iv tiaruiunu, 01 Kapms, mis is incasurcaoiy true 01 an mc
Michigan, arrived in the city last shads that have gone below 1,000
week and together with George G feet. In all these mines there have
Graham and George Cox made a been barren, or comparatively bar
trip to the llohcmia district to look ten, zones, but the chief reason
over the property now owned by . why some of the deeper workings
the above named company, consist- ; have not paid satisfactory profits is
lug of nine claims. Upon their re , the cost of raising the water, with
turn Mr. Ilarduian expressed him-1 lei haps defect in management,
self as very well pleased with the want of capital, etc.
showings in the working tunnels
and other places which
could be
seen at the present time.
Upon their return to the city on
the 1 1 til the transfer of the Ltroup
consisting of uiiie claims was of the state is in the upraise 011 the j0r wholly completed? The an
made and the organization per- Gem vein, extending from the level I swer js that tunnels will drain out
fected by the election of directors of the Newhousc tunnel to an in- the water, save the Kreat cost ol
and officers. The' seven directors . tersection with the shaft on that pumping and afford cheaper ex--arc:
George G Graham, George ! property which was sunk to a depth 'iraciion so iW nrn,tnri u l.irli
uk, win m iicuic, juiiics j-
Miller. Cottage Grove, Jnme.s 15
Ilarduian, Grand Kapids, Mich., '
Ilenj 1 Underwood. lidward
Gray, San Krancisco, Calif. At a
meeting of the directors the follow
ing officers were elected. J Iv ilard
uian, president; Win M George,
vice president; II JT Underwood,
treasurer; G G Graham, secretary
and manager. UK-ratiuus on the
property will commence as soon as
supplies can be got in
As wc are going entirely out ol business, we are eloslng out our entire line
of mereliandise at less than regular eost, for we must get our money out of
them, anil by buying now you ean get good bargains.
We still have a good stoek of Clothing and Underwear to pick from, and
at prices that will suit till. Come aitd examine them. A' ways willing to
show them if you buy or not.
We are tryiuy 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 as could be got of any merchant in the northwest.
Cottage Grove EAIilN & BMSTOW rcm-
The very Latest
our line before buying. Wc can please you.
Loaders in ftlcrchuiMlising.
All experienced mining engineers
(Hid some geologists agree that veins
will not get richer ns they go down.
Dr. Carpenter, in his new geology,
nss'times that the most valuable part
of any vein Is likely to he its out-
Prod -till first enri tnnl firnli'ihlu
being the host portion-hut to tills
rule there are many exceptions. Uc
maintains that 1 vein is not likely to
change very much after the original
tmullcird sulphide portions are
reached. It will he understood
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r " " u"c"scrverH' including some 01 ti.e
'01 "" "cposll.s. Operators, that most of the mines of
V vicwjmiiu juut-
,i.C',., in ihe. f,s,".re .v.'"
'VCl;.! .. 1 ' H'1'"" -otl,lv where ,
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other part ol the state, it is iiniver-,
. ,v -.-i ,it t...i ti.m , i, 1 rt r...
ha "y 'idmi tied t ha t the fi rsl 500 feet
yielded rather bettor values than the
, ,,, wi , ,, ,.,,,. Mlrface
the mineral
was lllgllly oxidized, 1
therefore readily amenable to numl-
gaiuatiou in stamp mill practice. 1 1
have in the drawer of my desk a ;
tolerably accurate record of the,
, California shaft, the deepest in the,
county 2.200 feet deep which ;
, shows that the sul.dndcH below the 1
oxidized zone maintained their
values with remarkable uniformity
tO tile bottom of tllC Shaft. I tllillk 1
The deepest tunnel in Northern
Colorado is the Newhousc at Idaho
! Springs. One of the clearest dem
' onstratious of the fissure vein sys-
tern that has been made in any part 1
111 yoo 11-ci. 1 lie upraise ami U1C
shaft together effected a continuous
exposure of 2,000 fect in depth.
While there arc 110 statistical data
at baud showing the condition of
the vein filling from top to bottom,
there is reason to believe that the
width and value of the mineral was I
not 11 rather uinlorm. lint even
here, If the truth could be reached,
it would be found that the higher
values were obtained in the shall
above the point of intersection.
Styles. Our Beavers are the
The advantage below is probably
In the greater width of the vein
In the Geyser shaft in Custer
county, 2,650 feet deep, It was im
possible to earn profits below n cer
tain point say 3,000 lect, and the
mine hail to be abandoned. Here,
however, the formation was radi
cally different from the fissure sys'
tern, a peculiarity of that region.
I he Ilassick appears to have excel
lent or: at 1,600 feet, but that also
is a distinctive condition similar to
j the Oev.scr.
. 11 ."K . "'!" l,eI(1
live nelow 1,000 Icet. They may
K uitteh ore, but the grade will
study by the United States Geologi-
months, and Us conclusions will be
published in a few months hence
i'"""s"c" a ,ew ""jiiius cnlt
It is o fact, however, that the geu-
!' ,
m large irom me point wuere me
orc shoots were piirnimlcrcd down
to tna feet wr-rp inntrrinllv tirlipr
than those raised from the -lower
Up to this time 2,000 feet is the
limit of underground operation in
this state. I think that if the
record nf ai operations below 1 .000
fect coud be accurately compiled it
would show that the ores with
rare cxecptions. were of less value
thnn tllev ivr-ri- silirivr in rm.rv .lis-
trict of the state, and furthermore,
tlutt the better values were obtained
in the first 500 feet of development,
I quite agree with Dr Carpenter on
this point and also that there are
some exceptions. His own ex
perience with the Saratoga mine in
Gilpin county does not sustain the
theorv that veins become richer as
they go down If it is true of any
mine that has been put down t.000
feet or over I never heard of it.
Why. then, it may be asked,
have so manyIeep shafts ami tun
,u-U li.-ivc Iipoh nmii-rti-il and unnlv
contain from $5 to $15 per ton can
be brought out and marketed at a
piofit. It is a system which is
gradually displacing the old prac
tice of sinking and pumping, ren
dering available millions of tons of
mineral that without it would be
Much of the future
prosperity of all the mines in the
West depends upon the penetration
of the ore deposits at great depths
by tunnels. General Frank Hall
in the Denver post.
best Hats made,
Met at Eugene Indorse Roose
vcit for President, Harris for
Congress, Potter for District
Judge and R. A. Booth for
Joint Senator.
On last Saturday the delegates to
the Republican County Convention
assembled nt Kugcne for the pur
pose of placing in nomination a
county ticket to be voted for on the
6th ol June.
Iv. (J. Potter, chairman of tne
Central Committee called the Con
vention to order.
A. C. Woodcock was made tem
porary chairman. In assuming his
duties he said, lie considered it an
honor to preside over a republican
convention in view of the great ac
complishuients of the parly and the
stand it had taken on all the great
questions of the day. He stated
the republican party had taken all
the advanced steps and that the
democratic party .was like the
young man who sat on the fence
mid watched the republican party
go by with his girl.
Darwin Hristoiv was chosen sec
retary with C J Howard and CV
Kychard as assistants.
By motion tho following com
mittees were appointed:
Credentials C A Wlntcrmeier,
K R Mummy, J M Shaub.
Organization and order of busi
ness J I. Clark, (Jhnrles btickles,
John Vaughn.
Resolutions W Kuykcndall,
Sanford Skinner, G. W. Griffin, J
15 Yohiik. H C Wheeler.
Ihe convention adjourned to
meet in the afternoon at I o'clock
Chairman Woodcock, called to
order and asked for i eport of Cre
dentials Committee. Cuairmau C.
A. Wintermeier read the report, 45
of the 50 precincts were represented,
17b 01 a total uumlierot 184 dele
gates were present. Report
The committee 011 permanent or
ganization and order of business
made its report os follows:
"To A C .Voodcock, chairman of
the Lane county republican con
"We, your committee on perma
neut organization and order of
business, report as follows:
' First .We recommend that the
temporary organization be made
"Second We recommend that
th order of of business and nomi
nation for officers be as follows:
"First The election of 19 dele
gates to the state convention.
"Second The election of 19
delegates to the congressional con
vention. "Third The nomination of three
representatives for lecislature.
"Fourth The nomination of
one county judge.
"Fifth Nominations of one
"county clerk.
"Sixth Nomination of one
county sheriff.
"Seventh Nomination of one
county commissioner.
"Eighth Nomination of one
county assessor.
"Ninth Nomination of one
county treasurer.
"Tenth Nomination of one
county school superintendent.
"Eleventh Nomination of onp
county surveyor.
Twelfth Nomination of one
county coroner.
' Thirteenth Flection of one
precinct committeeman.
"Fourteenth Adjournment.
"Jam its L Clark,
"Ciias Sticklks,
"J. Q- Vaughn,
The chair appointed us tellers for:
State delegation 15 R Mummy,
I P Iuiuaii of Loraue, C Vatiden
burg Cottage Grove, Fred Heati
Mapleton, R D Hawley Creswell.
Congressional delegation F O
Russell, Wendling; II C Wheeler,
Pleasant Hill;JV. O'Leary, Mc
Kenzie Bridge; C A Wintermeier,
II McKinney, Eugene.
County ticket Roy R Knox, W
M Greeu, W Will, A. N. Striker,
J E Young.
The following named gentlemen
were elected delegates to the state
Edward Bailey, I II Bingham, R
A Booth, Darwin Bristow, S H
Friendly, W G' Gilstrnp. W M
Green, L T Harris, J B Hills, h
II Johnson, W Kuykeudall, DA
Paine, E O Potter, J M ShSlIey,
Sanford Skinner, J L, Taylor, John
Geo O Walker, S M
W T Bailey, G R Chrisman, J I,
Clark, S B Uakin, I N Kdwords, S
H Friendly, G W Criffin, W G
Gilstrap, h T Harris, C I' Hurlburt,
W Kuykcndall, Wm Landess,
Henry McKinney, D A Paine,
Charles Stickles, B A Washburne,
II C Wheeler, A C Woodcock, J ft
The first in order was' the nomi:
nation of three representatives to
state legislature with the following
I II Bingham 160
I N Edwards 140
G W Criffin 07
M Shelley 82
h E Bean S3
The first three having received a
majority of votes cast were declared
the nominees.
G R Chrisman no
S M Yoran 68
Lee 150
Nicolle 23
J S Stiles 135
George Fisher 33
Price : , 88
Cennett 37
Hyland 21
Vanduy 19
Hawkins 8
Mr Price was declared the nomi
Keeney 93
Burton 65
Rentie 16
Mr Keeney declared the nominee.
R E Eastland 114
F Reisner 3J
A C Jennings 29
Eastland the nominee
Four candidates entered the field
for this office up to this time,
while all the nominating speeches
had been earnest ones. It remained
for Wm G Sucfce, of Goshen, to
arouse the convention to a high 1
stale of enthusiasm in his speech
for W B. Dillard for superintendent
of schools. It no doubt had suffi-'
cient weight to cause the nomina-
tion of that gentleman I
W B Dillard, Eugene 76
W M Sutton, Springfield 36,
WG Martin. Eugene 31 1
A L Briggs, Cottage Grove 21 ,
H C Baughmau, Pleasant Hill.. .12
Second ballot after Martin and
Baughmau withdrew resulted as
Dillard 114
Sutton 33
Briggs is
For surveyor C M Collier was
nominated by acclamation.
For coroner Dr F M Day was
also chosen by acclamation, com
pleting the ticket.
The resolutions presented to the
convention und adopted amidst
much enthusiasm were as follows:
"While we recognize that it is)
the province of the state convention!
to formulate the polices that are to 1
govern the paity in the coming
campaign; and while we have re-
lerreil all other kindred subjects to Tuesday. He brought several
that convention; the situation as to 1 samples of ore taken from his claims
railroad rates and car shortage in I the best was a white quartz carry
this county is so absolutely in- iug quite a percentage of copper
tolerable; therefore, be it and iron pyrites, from which he
"Resolved, That the nominees of states he has had assays as high as
this convention for legislative po- 100 in gold per ton. Mr. Redang
sttions are positively pledged and
instructed to support all reasonable !
legislation looking to the relief of 1
the present intolerable railroad 1
Resolved, That this convention
give its hearty and unqualified
support to the candidacy of the
Honorable L T Harris tor congress
man from this district, and that
the delegates elected to represent
Lane county 111 the congressional
convention are hereby instructed to
give him unwavering support and
to use all honorable means to se
cure his nomination.
"Resolved, That we endorse the
candidacy of Judge E O Potter for
the position of circuit judge for this
judicial district; and the candidacy
ottlieHoti K A Booth lor joint
senator from this senatorial dis
trict, and that to delegation to be
elected to the republican state con
vention is instructed to unwaver
ingly support the candidacy of
both Judge 15 O Potter aud Senator
RA Booth and to make every
honorable effort to bring about their
"Resolved, That we view with
pride the splendid achievements of
the republican party under the
leadership of Theodore Roosevelt,
and we heartily endorse his wise,
far-seeing and statesmanlike for
eign policy, his fearless stand for
right in all nutters of national con
cern, and his vigorous prosecution
of the trusts, the railroad merger
aud all corporate or official wrong
doing wherever found.
"Resolved, That our delegates to
the district and state conventions be
and arc hereby instructed to sup
port only such persons for delegates
to the national convention as are
known to be ready to give hearty
support to the nomination of Theo
dore Roosevelt.
"Resolved, That in case of va
cancy 111 the ticket Dominated to
day, arising from death, resigna
tion or otherwise, the county cen
tral committee be authorized to fill
the same.
S Skinner,
J K Youno,
H C Wheeler."
Before adjournment each pre
cinct nominared a committeeman
for the ensuing year. The com
mittee met after the convention
was over. B L Bogart of North
Eugene No 1 presided over the
meeting and the committee elected
C A . Wintermeier as chairman.
The committee is as follows:
North Eugene No 1 B L Bogart.
North Eugene No 2 L L Whit-
South Eugene No 1 -W O
South Eugene No 5 C A Win
East Cottage Grove James
West Cottage Grove W C Con
ner. North Junction--J W Smith.
South Junction Ed Bailey.
Springfield J C Brattain.
Blue River Glen O Powers.
Bohemia A P Churchill.
Siuslaw M B Stone, Lorane.
Thurston A L Vaughn.
Hazeldell V F Herbert.
Wallace G W Kelly, London.
Jasper J B Hills.
Mohawk Sanford Skinner.
Gate Creek S J Godard.
Hermann J L Taylor.
Florence C CBehncke.
Spencer H Rebman,
Lane R F Congdou, Blacbly.
Fairruount M Svarverud.
Blanton A N Striker.
Richardson S W Harpole.
Walton Chas W Lyons.
Camp Creek J W Keys, Walter-
Five Rivers II M Prindel,
Pleasant Hill H C Wheeler.
Fall Creek C Callison.
Mabel- GeoW Riggs.
Glenteno J U Sutherland.
Zumwalt W Nelson, Eugene.
Mapleton Fred C Bean.
Goshen Wm Stucke.
Saainaw R E Walker.
Cheshire-Z T Fisk, Hale.
Lake Creek M P Wheeler,
Weudling F O Russell.
Heceta B C Smith.
Elmira W W Nichols.
Bailey Wm Wills, Eugene.
Creswell C C Hazelton.
Willamette M Vaughn, Coburg.
Long Tom T W Browning.
Irving J S Flint.
Convention adjourned.
William Redang, who has been
mining for some two or more years
on what is locally called the Ridge,
in the Bohemia district, came down
savs the neoole will vet be sur-
prised at the amount of high grade
ore Bohemia will furnish,
W. C. Fitzpatrick, who has been
up to the North Fairview property
for some time, arrived in the city
Monday. He came down with
Jack Klopfenstein, who was taken
sick about two weeks ago, as he did
not improve it was concluded to
bring him to the valley where he
could have better care aud the at
tention of a physician.
J. B, Eggen, who has been work
ing all winter 011 the Sunrise prop
erty iu Bohemia, came down last
Friday. He reports the property
as showing well. Mr. Eggen left
Saturday for Red Deer Alberta,
Canada, for a short visit among his
Supt. Mathews came down from
the Oregon Securities property
to confer with Mr. Hengeu about
company matters.
Chas. Oettys, of the firm of
Knowles and Gettys, Bohemia, is
spending a few weeks iu the valley.
lie Receives the Nomination for
Congress in 1st and William
son succeeds in the 2nd Dis
trict. Dinger Hermann was nominated
by acclamation in the First Con
gressional District Republican Con
vention held in balem on Wednes
day. Harris decided not to allow
his name to be presented as there
were too many combinations
against him, it being fsared by
other aspirants, that should he se
cure the nomination it would be
difficult to defeat him in future con
In the second district held iu
Portland on Wednesday J. N.
Williamson was unanimously re
nominated for representative.
Shortly after 10 o'clock this
morning, President Roosevelt af
fixed his signature to the Lewis and
Clark Fair bill and made it a law.
Senator Mitchell went to the White
House especially to witness the
signing of the measure. As the
Fresident added Ihe last stroke of
his signature he turned and said:
"Senator I would be glad to give
you the pen with which I have
signed this bill as a souvenir, but
Mr. Scott, president of the associ
ation, exacted a promiseof me some
time ago that I should give it to
him, and I then a'grecd to do so."
Mr. Scott will present the pen to
the Oregon Historical Society, and
it isexpected it will beon exhibition
during the Exposition.
Mr. Manasas N. S. Kerr is.the
oldest active miner in the United
States and probably in the world,
says United States Journal for in
vestors. Aug. 15, 1903, be was 102
years of age and every day he is
actively at work developing his
claims in the great Bohemia Min
ing District of Oregon. He is bale,
hearty and happy, and does not
dispair of finding a bonanza before
he is gathered to his fathers.
Some years ago his friends per
suaded him to retire from active
labor and to live at ease with his
sons, but there was no lite that had
the charm for him equal to that of
his little mountain cabin aud his
mining life in the bills, The old
gentleman lost his companion in
life seveul years ago, but has sons
and daughters of advaucing age.
He is known by all the old time
miners in the section of Oregon
where he resides, and was con
sidered a "good comrade" in his
earlier days.
"Why did you go in search-of ra
dium? Wouldn't a good gold
mine suit you?" piped Col Joe Far
reu yesterday as he slipped a little
loose change into the wrinkled
baud of an old-timer who had ap
proaclfed him.
"Well," stammered the ward,
"radium, they say, is worth $1,
000,000 an ounce and is more
profitable. A big rich gold mine is
a good thing to have; its product
finds n market anywhere, but gold
may be demonetized. Rich gold
mines are now being found almost
everywhere, and generally are iu
groups; each one splits the earth in
definitely; new discoveries are being
made, each richer thau th.' other.
The conclusions are tint a great
belt of solid gold may be discovered.
Such conditions would have their
disadvantages; it might render gold
too dirt cbap; it may become too
common a metal."
"It looks now as if radium was
going to be a drug on the market
the same as gold. They tell me
there is a mountain of it down iu
the Buckskin range. If so, I am
seriously thinking if it is not more
profitable to go iu search of a good
clean brass mine."
"What do you know of brass
"Not any more than I do of ra
dium." "Have you ever heard of anyone
who ever discovered a brass mine?"
"Yes; old man Butts owned 160
acres near the sink of the Carson
in Churchill county, Nevada."
"What did he do with it? '
"He made money raising candle
sticks." "There is no demand for brass
candlesticks now."j
"I can raise brass cannons and
find a market in Japan or Russia;
there will always be more or less
use for brass, Barometers use
quite considerable in their business
now." Salt Lake Tribune.