Bohemia nugget. (Cottage Grove, Or.) 1899-1907, May 20, 1904, Image 1

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Devoted to the Mining, Lumbering mid Panning Interests of this Community, to Good Government, and Hustling for a Grub Stake.
NO. 17
Mines and Mining
Devoted to Bohemia Notes and Items of General
Interest to Alining Men.
Al Churchill went hack to llo- "oo-foot levels is yet to he re
dciniii to resume work 011 his mill- moved, the Giceiibnsk will eon
lug properties last Saturday. tlniic to he n producer for several
Charles Ottson, ,,u old time fx "--..-Oregon Mining
miner who has heen working on,
IUvcrslde tunnel all winter, cume to j The output of zinc ore in the
the city. Monday. He reports the 1 United States is consumed, 011c
tuunel in about .Ho feet nud the 'quarter for zinc oxide, for paint;
vein iu'thc hrenst at least seven I thicc-qunrtcrs ns spelter or metallic
feet in width. zinc. The spelter, about 160,000
Tuerc arc more dividends paid 1
hv ihr i'nt.1 and llvrr mi.,.. r ii. I
Uulted States than by all the hunks
of the United States. The copper
mines pay more dividends than all
the railroads in the United States.
N V Commercial.
iicrnnni 1 1 nuiiii, who urn
been employed at the Riverside
property all winter, came down
Tuesday and will spend a week or
80 in l'ortlaud Ucfcre returning to
ivork. He confirms the reports
concerning the Riverside property
ns made by others recently.
ImiIiii a letter written by Alex
Luudberg, since his return to the
Riverside group it is learned the
ore body at the breast at the tun
nel at the time of writing was full
seven feet in width.
Hlght men left the city the latter
part of last week to begin the con
struction of the wagon road from the
Oregon-Colorado to the county road
near Itoheiuia postoflicc. More
men will be added to the number
ns soon as supplies have been got
This is the age ol gold. Never
belorc have so many men engaged
in the search for gold. Never in
the history of the world has the pro
duction of precious metals been so
enormous ns today. Mining und
producing precious metals from the
secret store places ot Nature has
always been most fascinating and
will ever remain the most inde
pendent and profitable of occupa
tions. The miner is the owner of
the base of all values. A char
acteristic of the product is. its its
inherent, indestructible value. An
immediate nud Ixmudlcss market
takes all of the miners' product and
wants more. The products of the
farmer, the merchant, and the
mittinfiiettirt-r nr,- eii-rn i ti cxchaitpc. '
. ...... -- - - o n
Labor depends upon it nud even
the national government yields in
nu obeisance. Mining is not a
gamble. Succcsst til mining is not
patent righted. American Maga
Much has been said and written
with regard to the Greenback mine,
of the Grave Creek district so
much in fact, that it seem impos
sible to say anything with regrrd to
the young giant that wnii not al
ready familiar. Vet it is an inter
esting subject, for among all the
mines of Southern Oregon none
have made such remarkable pro
gress as this. 111 1H9H It was a
mere prospect, and its product was
worked out by an old arrustru
Today it has a shaft down 1 100 fees
into the earth, and its tunnels,
shaftH and drifts would measure
fully two miles in extent. The site
ofthe old arrastra is occupied by
modern mills, with uti aggregate
fotco of 40 stamps. The tailings
from both mills are treated by a
huge cyanide plant, and an average
of 100 tons of ore is treated every
Except for a few weeks each
season, the milts, compressors,
hoists and other machinery are
operated by water power, and as
much of the ore is removed by
gravity, the cost of operation for
the Greenback is remarkably low.
Ten machine drills arc operated in
the tunnels, shafts nud drifts, day
and night, and a crew of too men
iseuinloved. As the great hulk of
the ore body between the 300 and
Full line of
tons, is used as follows: 51.5 per
nt. 82.400 tons for galvanizing;
?3 P cent, 30,800 tons, 11) brass
J0"'"'''"; ' w tent, 25.600 tons
,for !,1'5ct I' 3-2
lo"'- foJ "verlluB lead; one per
..t, V6" ,ou,, for KM cx,r?c
lion: three ter c-rnt .1 Him tout, for
monumental ,uroscs. The bal
ance Is used for electrical and hun
dreds of other purposes. Mining
Mr George Heilmau this week
received a report from Herbert
Leigh, manager ofthe Tairview
group of mines in the Ituhcmia dis
trict, giving particulars of 'the
running into a big ledge of ricli ore
in the Miscellaneous mine one hun
dred feet earlier than had been an
ticipated, which is being gotten out
preparatory to the installation of a
mill in this mine this year. The
ore is much richer than that of the
Muslck, owned by the Portland
company, which has produced such
paying results. Development woik
1 .. . .. 1...
una uccit veiy 9tiiii.iii y9 uui in
tioi yci complete, aim tne company
have decided to put on the market
40,000 more shares at four cents to
keep the work going belorc the mill
stmts up in the summer. Reports
from llohetnia indicate one o f the
best mining camps in the world in
the future. Albany Democrat.
August Seiuche, who has been
visiting in the valley fox some time,
went back to work on his mining
properties in Hohemin this week.
The last word has not been
spoken regarding the benefits and
advantages of the protection policy.
Representative Campbell, of Kan
sas, proved that something new and
strong In the way ol condensed fact
might be said when, in his recent
speech, he declared:
The policy of protection has pre
served the American market for
the products of American manu
factures, and American manufac
tures have made markets for the
products of American farmers, and
together they have established the
high standard of living and made
possible a high scale of American
The case has seldom been so
effectively .stated in o lew words.
It tells a great htory in a very short
space. American Economist.
Andrew J llrtiud, President of
Bohemia Mineowuers Association
On last Friday Mr Hruiid and
Miss E Grace Mnrsters were mar
ried at Albany, Oregon. Mr and
Mrs llruud will visit Chicago, then
spend some weeks at the St Louis
Bxpositiou. The Nugget, to
gether with numerous friends, ex
tends congratulations to uotu anu
i, ,i, t:i Wiilo t mnL-P fm
tn(?e Grove their permanent home.
West Side
Staple and Fancy
W. W.
To the Republicans of Lane
Whereas, the results of the elec
tion next June will be of iar reach
ing influence on our national affairs,
nud especially on the nomination
iitul election of that peerless Ameri
can, Theodore Roosevelt; nud
Whereas, the republicans ol Lane
comity do not know thsir full
strength, nor fully realize that the
republican majority has been gradu
ally itictcisiug during the lust
eight years, being almost nominal
in i8yG, 100 it: 1900, 1902, and that
this year there is a safe majority of
H50, which can, by individual nud
nctive work on the part of loyal re
publicans lie increased to 1000; nud
Whereas, in the past, and owing
to the republican majority, our op
ponents, the democrats, have sacri
ficed almost nil their candidates In
truding them off for republican
votes, thereby electing n chosen
candidate, now, therefore, be it
Resolved, by the advisory board
of the republican county central
committee, assembled this nth day
ol May, 1904;
Thnt we pledge ourselves, and
do most earnestly ask, that each
nud every republican of Lane
county do nit in his power, and to
work most strenuously from now
until after election, for a most fitting
endorsement and the success of that
peerless American, Theodore Roose
velt, and the entire republican ticket,
state and county.
The eyes ot the East, South, nud
West nrc upon us. We fire the
first gun of the presidential cam
paign. The result of our election
will have great Influence upon the
presidential contest this fall. Our
voice will be heard throughout the
United States and our verdict is
being waited for with the greatest
concern on both sides. If we are
weak in our indorsement of Roose
velt, his enemies will Ik comforted,
ami we will discourage our ftieuds
in the Hast, North and South. Ore
gon is known to be a Roosevelt
state. The trusts and plutocrats of
the Easture making every effort to
defeat our favorite. Therefore let
us bestir ourselves in such a man
ner that after the votes are counted
in June we can wire to the grand
American, Theodore Roosevelt,
that Oregon has given him a ma
jority of 20,000, and that Lane
county has given 1000 and elected the
entire rcpubllcen ticket, for the first
time In years, a most fittug endorse
ment, indeed.
Let the watchword of the cam
paign Ik:
One thousand for Roosevelt and the
entire republican ticket.
The candidates of the republican
party nrc now among you, asking
your support. They are all able
and worthy men nud entitled to
your most hearty approval. Let
each and every repub.icnn feel that
the success of his ticket will be his
own individual victory. There Is no
need to trade votes to elect any man
Do not trade.
The result ofthe coming election
will be far reaching. Upon it -depend
the prosperity of our nation,
the welfare of our stnte, the future
growth of Lane county and not last
nor least, by any means, the price
of your day's labor and the value of
your farms.
Once itgnin, let the watchword of
the campaign be:
One thousand majority for Roosevelt
and the entire republican ticket.
I Lank County Ckntrai. Com-
I . Council Meeting.
I Council met Monday nluht. Present
1 Mayor Medley, Cotmellmeu Currln,
; IlltidH, CliMinlii'rli'ii. Wall and Clerk
1 Wheeler; ntiHuiit IIIukIiiiiii, Venteh.
I TI10 bid of I .1 Taylor for the eon-
Ktrnetlon of 11 titiililliiK for hcml
1 imt'U'rx for IteHcue 1 1 oho Company
o 1 the Went Side was accepted.
I TI10 water eoiuiiiiHHlotter wiim In
1 strueted to iut In 11 hydrant near
tlm norllieata corner 01 11 i.ureii h
property on .Main strvet.
The Cottage drove Klcctrlc Light
Company Iiuh put up llghtx at tho
corner of -ml and C also 4th and O
HtH In McKarland's addition.
The report.of thu light and water
company presented on thu 4th of
April wiih adopted.
On motion the .McQueen addition
tn tho city of Cottage Urovo wiih ap
proved as platted.
Adjourned to meet Wednesday
DvIeFui - lartd. Mgr.
Barton C. V. Brown tells of
lack of Information Concern
ing Oregon's Industries.
Republic, Mo., Mny 13. 1004.
HonitMiA Nugoht: After a long
and continued silence which I pre'
sumc is highly appreciated by all
who have noticed it, I lmvc con
cluded to again transcribe a few
meandering thoughts regarding
this the present center of the uni
verse. The World's Fair is open and
notwithstanding the fact that some
ofthe buildings are yet incomplete
hundreds and thousands of people
are there with open mouths, won
dering eyes and double action
pocket bjoks.
I am nt present temporarily lo
cated in the little town of Republic
just 252 miles from the common
center ol all things material. Rail
way fares are very reasonable and
the Brisco system is running eight
regular passenger trains into the
city every day and on special days
special trains will be run
The strawberry season is opening
here and already we are feastieg on
strawberry short cake, strawberries
and cream, in fact strawberries in
any style desired.
This is a great strawberry dis
trict; it will require more than
8000 hands to pick the strawberries
raised within a radius of 12 miles of
this place and there will be about
five hundred cars of berries shipped
to points Bast and West.
This strawberry district has but
one rival, the Hood River of Ore
gon. The Hood River district
ships a great many berries east
into Montana, Colorado, Nebraska
and other Basteru points while the
Southwest Missouri district ships
as far west as Salt Lake, Boise City,
Denver and other Wsstern points,
however the two districts are not
competitors, as the Hood River
berries ripen generally a mouth
later than the Missouri berries.
It is said by the best horticulturists
that the Hood River and South
west Missouri berries are the only
ones crown in America that com
bine perfect flavor, symetnea
shape, elegance of color and pure
taste, conseaueutl) tuey bring tue
best price on the market and as a
esult the growers m ootti markets
are making large profits on their
Oregon is evidently missing a
crand opportunity to do some ex
cellent advertising just now in this
part of the great Central West.
Thousands ol circulars, pamphlets,
etc.. could be well placed at small
cost under prevailing conditions
within a radius of 300 miles of St
The talk in this couutry among
those who have an idea of going to
the far West greatly worries an
Oregdnian. Everybody seems to
think there are only two Pacific
Coast or Western states, California
and Washington. When Oregon
is succested they seem surprised
The facts are the majority, about
90 per cent, niver read an article
nor saw a pamphlet or circular on
Oregon or any one of its resources
or districts. The only advertising
the state has ever received is that
which is torn from cans of salmon
and the articles published in the
daily papers when Harry Tracy
awoke the people with bis 30-30
and most of the people think that
happened in Washington.
There have been twenty-two
people whom I know personally
left here since March tst for the
West, 18 of whom bought tickets
for Seattle and other Washington
points, and the other four went di
rect to Los Angeles, Calif.
It is quite strange to me that ev
ery child, man or woman I meet
cnu tell me sufficient about Wash
ington or California to make a small
volume of interesting reading mat
ter, while not one out of ten cau
tell on what river l'ortlaud is lo
cated. In fact it seems strange to
me why one can't eveu get people
to talk about Oregon, and yet one
ought not to be surprised when the
conditions are tnkeu into consider
ation. I was talking to nu official of the
Unrriulan lines, Southern Pacific
and others while in Kansas City a
few days ago nud he told me that
Oregon need not expect anything
from railroads until she gained rec
ognition by sheer force. I nsked
him why and he replied: "All
effort is being put forward by the
Great Northern and Northern Pa
cific railways to build up Washing
ton. The hand of these railways is
seen In congress and throughout
the commercial world working with
might and main to make Washing
ton seaports central shipping points
for the far Bast and for all Alaskan
points; while the Southern Pacific,
in fact the entire Ilarriman system,
011 account of the bitter warfare
with the Santa Be system is com
pelled to put forth its every effort
in behalf of California thereby leav
ing Oregon out. She can only
hope for a share of the immigration
when she by individual and inde
pendent effort brings the great
natural resources to the front.
When she docs thnt she will turn
the tide of immigration and will re
ceive railway recognition and not
This-statement by an official of
the railway companies who abso
lutely control the state of Oregon
ought to awaken the people to a 1
realization ol their situation. I
This gentleman suggested a
method that I consider quite feas
ible and which I think would bring
about good results but I can't out- ,
line it in this letter but will do so
in my next.
He informed me that in bis opin
ion Oregon is much superior to
Washington but being under the
absolute control of one system of
railroads whose main interests were '
elsewhere she could not hope for
much in the way of railway adver-1
There are hundreds of people
throughout Southwest, Mo., who
would like to change locations and I
who have money but most of them
011 account of advertising will go to
Washington or California. I have
been pretty well over five counties
since my arrival here last February
and have made dilligent inquiry but
have uot seen or beard of a person
who ever received one of the pam
phlets gotten out by different towns
throughout the state of Oregon last
summer aud sent to railroad head
quarters in Chicago for distribution.
The facts are I do not believe much
of an effort was ever made to dis
tribute those pamphlets excepting
in the shops and factories ot the
larger cities.
This letter may sound a little
strange to Nugget readers, but I
may have occasion to write one
later on that will sound even more
so. Very Respfy.
Barton C. Y. Brown.
On Friday night last those inter
ested in having a club in the city
met persuant to adjournment at
the office of The Pacific Timber
Company and adopted by-laws for
the government ofthe association;
received the report of the committee
appointed for the purpose of finding
suitable quarters for the use ofthe
club. The committee reported as
the best place found, were the
rooms over Garman and Hemeu
way's store. The secretary was in
structed to secure lease for one year
ol the rooms with a privilege of
two more years. The club ad
journed to meet at same place ou
Friday night, May 20. All mem
bers requested to" be in attendance.
It is a fact worth noticing that
hundreds of rich bankers all over
the country are now interested in
mining investments. The business
is no longer regarded ns being any
moie speculative than other forms
of industry, but as a legitimate field
of investment for the shrewd busi
ness man. American Adviser.
rices Lower
As we are going entirely out ot 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 03' buying now you can get good bargains.
We still have a good stock of Clothing and Underwear to pick from, and
at prices that will suit all. Come and examine them. A1 ways willing to
show them if you buy or not.
We are trying to close out as soon as posible therefore selling our entire
line much cheaper than could be bought in any ofthe larger cities, and just as
good goods as could be got of anj' merchant in the northwest.
Cottage Grove
Well Qualified for all the Dulles
and will be elected.
Republican Candidate for ShtrifT.
Joe S. Stiles whose picture is the demands of the people and that
herewith presented was born in was to nominate Joe Stiles for
Indiana in the year 1855, but was sheriff. The wisdom shown by the
raised in Iowa. In 1803 he located 'convention in making this norni-
in Eugene, conducting a job print-
mg omce tor some years. His 1-rom all parts of the county mfor
special talent for police duties was mation is received of bis growing
soon recognized and in 1897 he was;
appointed cbiet of police, a position j the peuple to elect Mr Stiles. No
he has held a considerable portion one so far has advanced any reason
ofthe time since. Resigning the ' why he would not make an excel
oflice recently to take an active 1 lent officer. wherever he has been
part in the present campaign. tried by the people he has proven
His excellent service in detecting himself equal to all demands. Mr.
crime and catching criminals, Stiles is a man of good habits, is a
brought him forward as the .most
suitable person for the office of
sheriff and when the republican
Convention met in Eugene there
was but one thing to do to satisfy
Portland bank clearings for the
week ending last Saturday were
more than $100,000 greater than
for any corresponding week in the
history of the city. They were
$500,000 greater than for the cor
responding week in 1902, and
nearly $1,000,000 greater than for
the second week in May, 1901.
This continued breaking of records
week after week has been in evi
dence for many months, rare, in
deed, being the weeks when the
totals fall below those for any cor
responding period in the past. No
more reliable trade barometer can
be found than those daily reflec
tions of the actual business of a
community, and the manner in
which the figures continue 10 In
crease is stronger evidence of the
DrosDeritv of the citv and adiaeent
territory than cau be successfully
ombated by the combined efforts
of all the croakers and knockers
within the city limits.
Pertaining lo Sheriff's Office
nation is being verified each day.
popularity and the determination of
j Woodman of the World, a member
ofthe I. O. O. F., also ofthe Re-
bekah Lodge. Mr Stiles is worthy
ofthe vote and hearty support of
every republican in the county.
Perhaps no man in the Second
Judicial District is better qualified
I to fill the position of Circuit Judge
than Hon E O Potter, the republi
can nominee for that important po
sition. Judge Potter is a man of
years and discretion, a graduate of
the State University, a lawyer of
marked ability a nd large experience,
honest, studious, sober and indus
trious. He should receive as large
a majority in every county in the
district as any man on the republi
can ticket.
The City Council met on Wednes
day night to consider sewerage
matters. Surveyor Collier was
present and presented a partial re
port. It is expected the plans anil
1 specifications will be ready for
definite action at the meeting to be
held next Thursday night.
Lee We tin ore of Wlldwood was n,
visitor to the city Inst Saturday.
Our Big Sale