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About Bohemia nugget. (Cottage Grove, Or.) 1899-1907 | View Entire Issue (April 22, 1904)
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Devoted lo the Mining, Luiabcrlni; and Fnriiiini; Interests of thin Community, to Good Government, and Hustling for a Grub Stake.
COTTAGE GROVE, LANE COUNTY, OREGON, FRIDAY, APRIL 22, 1904.
(inllicrcd I'roin lloliciitin AlliiinK
District and Hie Various Alln.
iiij,' Camps of Oregon and
MININO DISTKICrS (H1 (WHAT PKOMISI!
AND IMMVI'N PliKMANIiNCI.'.
Mineral wealth has been un
covered in .line county which
promises that It will become one of
the prominent mining regions of
the country with proper develop
ment. I.itnt year mote than' 1000 1
men wete employed in thu mines
mid engaged in piospcctlug in the
camps of Bohemia, Mine River, Fall
Creek and the lll.irkbutte ciniub.ir
mines, all of which are .still only
sllghtl) devcl.ipsd,. but ate the
scenes of active work tli.it will noon
icvcal more concerning ihe extent
nud value of the rich deposits of
gold nud other uiclnls.
Along the western slope of the
Cascades), from the California line
to (tltiiost the northern bouudry of
Oregon, is a belt of known miner
(dilation that at various points has
been proven to yield up in profit
able volume various of the precious
11 ml semi-precious minerals. The
general characteristics of the region
of the three gold mining canlps,
11 o h e in la, II I 11 c Rive r,
nud I'all Creek, arc similar, and the
similarity extends to the geological
formation and character of the true
Assure veins from which is ex
tracted the free gold ore. It has
already been demonstrated beyond
question that v. dues continue to
great depth, and the rugged features
of the mountains enable the devel
opment of properties by tuui'cls--the
most economical and popular
method of mining.
Tile oldest of the mining dis
tricts of the county that has re
ceived attention of mining men and
prospcclors, is that known as llj
hernia, located 50 miles southeast of
Kugcnc, about 30 miles from Cot
tage Grotic, where the Oregon .t
Southeastern railroad connects witli
the Southern Pacific main line, ex
tending a distance of 21 miles, from
the junction of which 0 good
wagon road, built on railroad grade,
forms the connecting link into the
rti t . . 1 .... .
c.imp. 1 ne aitiiuue 01 lloliemia is
about 5500 feet, the surrounding
mountains being covered willi
timber that cm be used for mining
purposes, and climatic conditions
nrc such that 11 is a must desirable
.summer camp. Snowl.ill is heavy
ill the winter season, lint does not
interfere with the operation ol de
AnUcsile walls are the prevailing
formation, with fissure veins, and a
great variety ol country rock. It is
not au expensive tormatlon in which
to work, and wide, open veins de
note to the mining engineer perma
nence and continuous richness of
the ore bodies as depth is gained.
A brief review will give an idea
of the extent to which the district
is opened up by telling of the prin
The Oregon Securities Co. owns
mid controls claims aggregating al
most 1000 acres, ami including
some of the splendid properties of
the camp. A plant ol modern ma
chinery includes a 500 horse power
electric plant that turiiishcs power
for an uir compressor, I.eyuer
power drills, a 30. stump mill mid a
tramway connecting mill and mines.
The Crystal Consolidated Mining
Co. lias several groups of claims,
about 20 iu all, and has in addition
to the usual necessary buildings and
surface improvement a five-stamp
The Oregon-Colorado Mining Co.
Frank J Hard, manager, owns the
Vesuvius group, Oregon-Colorado
group and Riverside group and has
a five stamp mill.
Tile Noonday group is fortunate
in having a milt of good capacity
that will handle 20 tons per day
with excellent equipment through
out for effective operation.
The Star Consolidated has 11 five
stamp mill; the Leroy an atr com
pressor plant nd I.eyuer drills;
the Johnson & Lang group a two
stamp mill, mid the llaltimore Min
ing Company an excellent water
power, ample for development pur
poses. Other properties of the camp and
companies operating are: The Hia
watha Mining Company, Bohemia
Gold Mining Company, United
States Gold Mining Company,
Goldeu.Slippcr, Grizzly, Champion
llasln, Golden Rule, Great Eastern,
Adams Mountain, Royal Flush,
White Swan, Judsou Rock, Ana
conda, Montana, Golconda and
Note The three properties men
tioned above as belonging lo the
OrcgoU'Colormlo nrc sepnriilc mid
distinct; namely, Oregon-Colorado,
Vesuvius Company nud. Riverside
IIOIIIiMIA MINI! OWNERS' ASSOCIATION
lioheinia, Ore., April r., lyoi,
Dear Sir A meeting of the di
rectors of "The lioheinia Mine
Owners' Association" will be held
nt the Vesuvius mine May .ttli.
Very Important business will be
transacted and nil the directors
should be present.
Further notice of the meeting
will be given Inter.
The following resolutions will be
laid before the directors mid if ap
proved the association will be gov
1 That The lioheinia Mine
Owners' Association use every
laudable effort to have the state lax
now on producing incorporations
2. That the , directors of said
association act as an arbitration
committee in case of boundary line
disputes should the disputants so
desire and to ameliorate all griev
ances that may arise between its
3 That a committee be ap
pointed to mediate between labor
and capital iu labor strikes should
any arise, and oilier causes of
sufTKjiciit magnitude to warrant
4. That we use our best efforts,
as an association, to legitimately
advertise lioheinia and bring the
wonderful resources of the camp, iu
a true light, before the mining
5. That one of our great aims
shall be, by practice as well as by
precept, to harmonize the camp,
and our motto shall be "Speak well
of one nnoiher or not at all."
All miticrs as well as mine owners
are cordially invited to join the
association and help to nuke it an
association worthy of our camp.
The citizens of Cottage Grove
alid other valley towns are earnestly
requested to ludp us advertise llo
liemia and to join us in our motto.
l'resideut lioheinia Mine Owners'
ORI-AT IS III.UB RIVER.
The HIuc River Mining District
is just now attracting n consider
able nmount of attention and in
vestigation from practical expert
mining men from all the mining
centers of tlie whole country. After
a thorough examination iu every
instance have these men declared
that the district surely has a great
future before it. The latest visitor
to that district is V. J. Morris,
formerly of Cripple Creek, nhd he
speaks iu no uncertain tones of the
rich deposits of free milling, gold
bearing ores found there. To the
Portland Telegram he made the
"I have .seen the camp of Cripple
Creek 111 Us inl.im-y and aio at the
zenith ol Us pio.luctiou. but I am
fit inly convinced that Blue River
will equal if not surpass that camp
in the production of gold iu the
very near future, when it is taken
into consideration that practically
every opening iu that section sho.vs
good values of free milling ore.
Within n very lew years the people
of Portland will see mi influx of
mining men and investors that will
rival the rush to Cripple Creek in
1890. I think, from my investiga
tion ot the camp, that it has the
greatest future of any district known
iu the west.
"Nor is the Ulue Hivcr district
the only one of great promise in the
southern section of tha state. All
thnt country through Josephine,
Jackson and Douglas counties has
great promise. Oregon s future is
great, and the state will be heard
from iu mining matters iu 110 un
certain tones in tlie next two years."
THE TONOPAII BOOMER.
A Tonopah boomer died (no mat
ter what the day or dnte), and when
he reached the portals spied St
Peter at the gnte. From out be
neath his shaggy brows the old
saint eyed the coming guest, and
with true Cliesterfieldiau bows his
honor ol the saint expressed. He
said lie had grown tired below, his
brain was worried with Its cares;
the struggle was a hard one, so he
thought he'd climb the golden stairs.
St Peter nsked the man his name,
his occupation, his church, his
creed, from whence he came, nud
what credentials he could show;
and then, with discretion rank,
ne'er dreaming of the fruit 'twould
bear, he asked the disembodied
crank how things iu the gold camp
were. The question has never
failed to start the Tonopahau
tongue, and saintly ears were soon
assailed with witdest anthems ever
snug. He talked of leads and
shafts and and veins, of tunnels,
stopes and fissures true, of mam
moth strikes nud golden gains,
until the heavenly air was blue.
With growing eloquence he sped
along the oratoric track, with
gesture of both hatidsarid head, and
frequent bowing of the back, till
Peters ears began to nchc nud "that
tired feeling" came to him; yet
still the Tonopahau spake his little
iiccc with added vim. At last for
bearance ceased to be n virtue, and
that virtuous saint arose, believing
that his guest would seethe inter
view was at a close. Then grabbed
he Peter by the robe, mid talked
and talked, mid lalkcd again, until
the patience of a Job would not
have stood the trying strnlu. In
desperation Peter threw the golden
gateway wide njar, and said unto
him, "If you'd view the heavenly
glories, then there they are!" Tlie
Tonopahau then stepped inside,
gazed on the streets ol shining gold
and iu a business manner eyed the
buildings of unequalled mold. The
dazzling beauties one and nil he
Htudicd; then with shake of lie.nl,
and concentrated western gall,
turned to the waitiuglsaiiitand said:
"Justus described iu Holy Writ;
and I confess It's mighty fine, but I
want to say that it isnt in it sir,
with the big Mizpah mine!" Then
Peter seized him by the neck and
near the bottom of the spine, gave
him one vigorous, saintly kick and
shot him down the dnrk incline,
nud as the body downward sped old
Peter gave his cars a rub, and wi'b
touching pathos said: "I pity poor
old Heclzcbubl" Tonopah Ho
uauza. Asbestos is gotten largely from
Canada, and the French Canadians
appropriately call it "cotton rock."
It is really a physical paradox. It
is fibrous an 1 crystalline; a stone,
yet it floats, brittle, yet elastic; non
combustible, and a non-conductor
of heat and electricity. It is carded,
spun and woven into clothing, the
atrical scenery, lamp wicks, ropes
for fire escapes, and a thousand
other surprising uses.
Meeting ol AuMsory Committee
Oregon Co-operative Ass'n.
CoHnce drove, Ore., April 13. lftol
PerHimut to call by President
Knkln, the following members of tin
Advisory Committee of tlio Oregon
Co-oiK-ratlvi' AhHoeliitlon met ut tlie
appointed place of meeting to talk
over the affairs of the Axxoclntlon,
mm 10 uitenu 10 mien iiiihiiiohk hh
might be ueceNNiiry to lie taken up ut
T K Campbell, II. O. TIioiiuihi
II Wnuil, (' II llurkholder and II.
Meeting was culled to order by vice
preHldentT K Campbell.
Secretary reported xatlxfiietory
progrcNH In the matter of (denatures
to petltloiiH, as well ax having re
ceived many congratulatory let tern
from xlmllur organizations through
out the xtate.
.Many Invitation wore icported on
(lie coming from other towns through
out the valley, axklngt lie Axxoclatlou
to act a time when u committee could
lio prcxciit to outline plaux of organ
ization, with the axHtiraiico that the
movement would lie taken up and
Alter oine discussion. It wax
deemed udvlxublo to call a xpeclal
meeting of the Axxoelatlon to meet
at Martlu'H Hall, on Tuesday even
ing, April "(J, at S o'clock, to take up
all matters calculated to further the
Hiiccess of thu AxHOclatlou. Ill detail.
and to pints upon any mcuxurvx that
might he pending. Upon motion
C. .1. IlowAiiD, .See. O. 0. Axx'n.
Hkkiiuut K.ikin, Pres.
Memorial Day Exercises.
As heretofore announced, It had
been conlldently ex pis, ted that Mrs
It oho M Sehenck Department Presi
dent of the Women's Relief I'orpx ot
Oregon, would bo prexent upon Me
morial Day and imiku thu principal
uddrexx. When the president was hr
thu city boiuu weeks ago Instituting
a corpx, hIiu partially promised to
bo hero upon that occuxlou ami thu
commlttccH from thu Post and Corps
sunt her a formal Invitation to which
alio responds that she finds It Impos
sible to accept; that the members ot
her home corps Insist xlio remain
with them, ax xhu has been from
homo the greater part of thu time
during her administration,
Whllu thu corps here feels consider
able dlxHnppolntmont, tho force ot her
argument Is recognized.
At a conference ot tho committee
having thu mutter Iu charge It was
decided to luvlte our fellow towns
man Mr. l 1). Phillips toaddress thu
people oil that day, unit ho has
kindly consented to do so.
Further arrangeiiionts will ho
Hindu at thu proper time. Tho
school children will participate and
tho various organizations will bo In
vited to Join Iu tho evont.
The Democratic County Couveii'
tiou was held iu Eugene last Satur
day and was called to order by
Chairman J. I). Matlock. I lie call
was read and E P Coleman elected
temporary chairman with M S
Wnllis secretary and Henry Stew
art as assistant.
After a short speech by tlie chair
man the following committees were
Credentials G N Castle. K P
Williams, Geo Gilfry, A J Pickard,
J. R. Hill.
Resolutions R M Veatch, J J
Walton, C P Houston, Hen I.ea,
Permanent organization and or
der of business W L Houston, L
M Travis, J W Haker, M M Peery,
J M Kitchen.
At the afternoon session the re
port of the credentials committee
showed Jasper, IJlanton, Middle
Fork, Wendliug, Glcnlena, Lake
Creek, Heceta, Hermann, Gate
Creek, Cheshire, Ulue River, Bo
hernia, Mable and Five Rivers not
The report of committee on per
manent organization was adopted.
Temporary Chairman Coleman
did not desire to be permanent
chairman and R M Veatch was
unanimously chosen for that po
sition. Upon taking tlie chair Mr.
Veatch said: "We have met with
no "slate" prepared, that no cor
poration had named their ticket be
forehand. He hoped to see har
mony in the convention and har
mony throughout the county. He
hoped to see every democrat stand
shoulder to shoulder, and hoped
that when the work of the conven
tion was done the honest republi
cans could say that the nominees
are better than the other fellows,
and was confident that many re
publicans would vote the ticket put
The committee on resolutions re
ported the following, and they were
"The democrats of Lane county,
iu convention assembled, make the
1st. We hereby declare that we
are in favor of just and equal tax
ation of all properly.
"2nd. That we favor an eco
nomical' administration of munici
pal, stale and national affairs.
"3rd. That w; are in favor of
flat salaries of state and county
"4th. That we are in favor of
the enactment by the next legisla
ture of n maximum freight rate law
that will be just and equitable to
both shippers and carriers, and that
we instruct our nominees for the
legislature when elected to use all
honorable and just means to pass
such an net at the coming session of
"5th. That we are favor of
good roads and heartily endorse
the good roads organization, and
the efforts now being made by it to
secure the improvements and bet
terment of the public highways of
"6th. We heartily endorse the
wise, economical and statesmanlike,
administration ot Gov Geo E
"7th. We heartily endorse the
wise, able, economical administra
tion of J. W Hamilton, the present
1 mice of the second judicial dis
trict, and hereby instruct tne dele
gates to the state and district con
ventions to use all hodorable means
to secure his nomination.
"R. M. VKATCH,
'C. P. Houston,
"W. M. Nawr,
The chairman appointed tellers
as follows: C P Houston H Till-
niau, S E Wallace, L llilyeu.
J W Baker of Cottage Grove
named Edward Jenks.
Judge J E iiarnes of Mapletoif
was nominated by L Bilyeu.
I,ee M Travis nominated L R Ed-
muiisou of Eugene.
On motion ot L Hilyeu, the three
meu tiameu were aecinrea tne
candidates of the democratic county
convention for representative ii the
l'OR COUNTY JUDGlt.
W P Cneshire 141
II RKincuid 34
J C Parker was nominated by ac
clamation tor county clerk.
Fred Fisk received the nomina
tion by unanimous vote.
I E Stevens 132
J M Kitchen 38
J R Hill the present incumbent
was nominated by acclamation.
R O Brady nominated by unani
12 R Parker nominated.
Ralph Hunt nominated.
R M Day was nominated.
An attempt was made to adopt
the Kansas City platform but was
laid 011 the table by vote of 61 'to
TIIU COUNTY COMMITTKIt.
Irving. John Inwall; North Junc
tion, D E Ruff; Soutii Junction.
James Calvert; Long Tom F W
Williams; Lost Valley. 15 P Wil
liams; Mapleton, J E Barnes;
Mound, W J Holland; Mohawk, M
L Hammitt; Pleasant Hill, P N
Sh.-lley; Richardson, J Frank Kirk;
Saginaw, G N Castle; Springfield,'
H W Stewart; Spencer, Guard
Huston; Sittslaw, Ben Lea; Thurs
ton, John Waring: Walton, E M
Kirk; Wallace, E M Gardner:
Willamette, E P Coleman: Zum-
walt. Henry Kompp; North Eu
gene No i, J J Walton; North Eu
gene No 2, I. M Travis; South Eu-'5,1B
gene No 1, John Higgms; South
No 2, JD Matlock; Bailey, J M
Martin; East Cottage Grove, A P.
Atkins; West Cottage Grove, R M
Veatch; Creswell, J E Nolaud;
Coyote, John Jenkins; Camp Creek,
W I'ouiitain; Llmira, Ross IIus-
ton; Fairmount, Simon Klovdahl;
Florence Tnlm TanniT! ("InsHiMi P
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MEMORIAL DAY EXERCISES.
WOMAN'S RELIEF CORPS,
Auxiliary to the Grand Army of
Toledo, Ore., April 4, tooj.
General Orders No 5.
Another year with swift and
silent footsteps has sped away,
passed into niche in the archives of
Time, and the coming of another
Memorial Day tenderly reminds
every loyal American citizen of the
sacred obligation resting upon each
one, the obligation to hold in grate-
ful remembrance the soldiers, whose
patriotism in tlie hour of need saved
to us a free arid undivided country
whose blood dyed the sod of many
rices Lower a
As we are going entirely out ol business, we are closing out our entire line
of merchandise ut less than regular cost, for we must get our money out of
them, and by buying now you can get good bargains.
Wc 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 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.
The very Latest Styles. Our Beavers are the best Hats made. See
our line before buying. We can please you.
GARMAN, HEMENWAY COMPANY.
Leaders In ftlcrclmitdisiiigr.
u battlefield arm who today are
sleeping their last long sleep iu the
narrow windowless palaces of the
To this day our comrades turn
with ever saddened hearts and for
get not the brave boyish faces lhat
fell by their sides, whether they
arc sleeping beneath the northern
pines or southern palms or under
the blue sunflecked waves of the
While we so willingly help to
strew the flowers above those who
have answered to the last roll call,
let us not, iu our privilege as an
auxiliary, forget the living heroes,
but let us bring to them the per
fume of sweet flowers and sweeter
thoughts, and scatter roses and
lilliesand "forget-me-nots" along
Let us bring to the observance ot
this day all our tenderness, and
make it more sacred and more
holy, not only that the faithful may
be encouraged and inspired anew,
but that others outside our ranks
may be drawn to see and hear and
made to feel its influence.
The members of the Woman's
Relief Corps will see that flowers
are prepared for the decoration of
all veteran's graves within their
reach and be ready to do their part
in the ceremony for the "Unknown (
Dead" and "Our Soldiers, Sailors'
and Marines." Each Auxiliary!
Corps will be especially helpful and 1
assist the Post, not only in observ-
Memorial Day but also by at
tending services in a body on the
Corps chaplains will forward
promptly to department chaplain,
Catherine Cameron, Union, Ore.,
the Memorial Day reports. Reports
raust be in I,ot Iater tllat June 5th.
Rosk M. Schenck, Department
I In' A Sturdkvant, Department
Oil tllH 1st ll KWn fl l Di-tnii
Oreat Sachem, of the Imp Order of
1 1'.edmen of Portland, nrrlved In tho
hunting grounds of Cottage Orove,
on an otllclal visit to L'ullnnoorn
tribe No 20.
The Braves renponded to tho call
and at the Stb run asHembled at their
wigwam and received their Orent
Chief, after upending 3 runs of a long
talk and pow-wow, with the Great
Chief, who exemplified the work of
Itedmanshlp, tho tribe adjourned to
WIIIsou'h restaurant, where they all
partook of the irood tlilnirH that Is
pleasing to the Inner man. After
bidding their Orent Chief a fond fare-
' WtfH t,e braves returned to their
EAKIN & BRISTOW
Southern Pacific officials Re
duce the Kate on Lnmbcr
from $5.00 to $3.10
The news which enrae to Cot
tage Grove on Wcdnesdav that the
Southern Pacific had restored the
former rates of 3 to per ton on
lumber to bay points, gave great
satisfaction to all.
For some weeks the resolutions
and petitions of the. Oregon Co
operative Association organized iu
Cottage Grove had been before
them. The officials have evidently
looked carelully into the matter and
have doubtless seen tile justice iu
the contention of the people of the
While the people feel that ouly
justice has been accorded them, at
the same time they fully appreciate
the speedy action of the road in the
matter and all hope the reduced
rates will prove profitable to all
concerned, the road included. It
is not anticipated the lumber com
panies can at once regain the lost
business, but it is believed there
will be a gradual improvement un
til hundreds of men will be em
ployed in the mills and timber.
REPUBLICAN STATE NOMINEES.
The Republican State Convention
held in Portlant week made the
following nominations: Supreme
judge, Hon F A Moore; food and
dairy commissioner, J W Bailey;
joint representative for Josephine
and Douglas counties, W I Vawter;
Coos and Curry counties, I P
Pierce; Lane, Douglas and Jose
phine counties, joint senator, Hoa
R A Booth; circqi.t y,;, 2tid ju
dicial dist., Hon E O Potter; and
dist. atty. Geo M Browri.
Circuit judges 3rd judicial dist.,
Geo H Burnett and B L Eddy.
Presidential electors, Grant B
Dimmick, A C Hough, J N Hart,
Jas A Fie.
Delegates national convention:
Harvey W Scott, W B Ayer, I S
Smith.sS LKliue, C H Carey, N C
Richards, J N Campbell, J M
Mayor J S Medley arrived Thurs
day from the Democratic State Con
vention held In Portland.
It. M. Veateli. nominee on the
democratic ticket for congressman
nt dlRtrlet, returned from Portland