Devoted to tlic Mining, Lumbering nnil Farming Interests of tills Community, to Good Government, and Hustling for a Grub Stake. COTTAGE GROVE, LANE COUNTY, OREGON, FRIDAY AUGUST 12, 1904, VOL. VI NO. 29 BOHEMIA MINING DIST. News Prom Bohemia and Hie Various AlirtiiiR Camps of Oregon and Oilier Stales. V. P. Shunafclt, the photo grapher, went up to Wildwood Saturday to tnke some views. While there he secured a picture of the six horse team as it was start ing for the Vesuvius property with one of the mortars for the mill. I'. J. Hard returned from Port laud Priday mid on Siturday went j on to Bohemia. At Wildwood one' of the mortars for Ills mill which weighs alwut three tons was loaded onto n wngou and with 8 good horses started for the . Vesuvius mine, the other mortar went up some days before. Nearly all of the heavy machinery in now on the ground. Mr. HI. O. Itciucrt. of the I Daily Minim; Record of Denver, , and who is traveling throughout the Northwest in the interest of his ! paper, arrived in Cottage Grove Friday and spent Saturday up Row river, reluming to Portland Sun-' day morning. Mr. Kcinert will' next week visit liohctnia district1 and look over that country until' time to go to the American Mining1 Congress in Portland the 32nd of the month. W. I), it. Dodson for some years 1 past the editor of the 111 tic Moun tain American at Sitmptcr, but who has accepted a position on the i Oregou Daily Journal of Portland as mining reporter, after a visit to llluc Kivcr crime to the city Sunday and 011 Monday went up to Bohemia He will visit all the mining dis- tricts in this portion of Oregon so as to write intelligently concerning them. Mr. Dodson is thoroughly familiar with the mines of Eastern I Oregon and is one'bf the best miu ' ing writers In the state. W. P. Vyatt,oueof the energetic j prospectors and miners of liohctnia nod owner of some in claims in' that district came to the city the first of the week. ' Mr. Wyatt has been driving a tunnel on the Illack Hell claim mid is now in a distance of obmt 150 ft , and has had mineral the most of j the way, recently however, he has; opened up n ledge of several feet of a fine looking houcy-cnmtcd quartz a large sample of which he brought to the Nugget office, livery tunnel we le.iru of in the district which is driven on tlic vein as it gains depth shows an improvement. Mr. G. It. Dennis, of Spokane, a brother of W. II. Dennis, owner of the lllackbtttte Quicksilver Mines, pissed through the Grove Tuesday on his way home after visiting with his brother at Hlnckbutte. Mr. Dennis Is one of the prominent mining tucti of Spokane and is president of the Northwest Mining Association. He expressed surprise at the amount of cinnabar ore ex- Gar man Hemenway Co. West Side, 0 U1UU 11 A Meats, Lards, Vegetables, Fruits Etc., Etc. - FRESH EVERY DAY - - CROCKERY, GLASSWARE RIGHT PRICES. pencil in tlic lilackbutte mines mid believes It is one of the great quick- silver properties in the United States Mr. Dennis will attend the American Mining Congress to be lield in Portlnud the 22ml lust and 1 states there will be n large number of prominent mining men from Ills ! section in nttcmlauce, The tegular meetings of the Com mercial Club are Incoming quite intetestlng. At the last mcc'itig there was 11 large attemlaiico of the members and following the rri'iilnr order, mutters pertaining to the To the Nugget business interests of Cottnce Grove The llohemia mining district of and the mining district of llohemia were taken up and discussed, Presi- dent Campbell made some timely suggestions, which led to good talks by P.J Until, Marion Ve.ilch, Geo Comer, Prank Wheeler and others, Outside of the social feat lues anil the entertainment of visitors from abroad, it is proposed uie unit) snail attend to such mat- tcrs us arc usually left to Hoards of i rutlc etc The next meetini: will lc Priday cvenintr AuiMist loth All members requested to be pre sent Por mote tint! a quarter of a cen tury I.eadville, Colo., has been a steady proilucerofle.nl, gold, -silver, copper and .inc. The total output was estimated January i, 1904, at about $310,000,000. Since then the monthly output has ex ceeded 60,000 tons of ore, being in June 60,000 tons. The develop ments of the past few years in I.eadville have extended the known area of profitable mineral, and it is improbable that its limitations have yet been fixed, mid still further ex tensions may be anticipated. The history of Lendville has been a most interesting one. At first n placer geld camp, later a producer 01 ricu suvcr-ieau ores, ana cue past few years, by reason of the constantly expanding operations, it has been enable to maintain a large trachyte, diorite and diabese, and output of lioth precious and base'can ba traced for miles across the metals. Many important changes mountains and there can be 110 in lead smelting and refilling have j question 01 their permanency in been the result of the experience clcpth gained In that district, and it is The ores are complex in their likely to have an era of long con- .character, arid are a replacement of tinned prosperity. Mining and tle dybe material forming the ori Scientific Presa. jginal fissure, it being very easy to - . I trace the transition from original Mr. C. II. Reeves and his son A. ,0?Vii ' ""M01" oxidcs a B. Reeves, of Wallace, Idaho, were lsu1,!,l!idM ofin' C0PPcr- T .?"d registered at the Graham this week I which carry the gold and silver vt, !-,... j ...... r ,t, ..!.i values owners of the now celebrated Her cules mining property in Idaho. Por eleven years he with others whose faith never wavered con tinued work upon their property before it became a producer but at last their reward came and is it pro ducing about 100.000 per month, vvhich after paying operating ex penses and adding to a sinking hind, pays to the fortunate owners from $63,000 to $70,000 per month ill dividends. The Hercules Company has pur chased a large interest in the Selby smelter of San Prancisco and ships its ores to that point. He sides doing the smelting business the Sibly Smelter Company, also manufactures many articles which are made from lead such as shot, sheet lead etc. The gentlemen are taking a leisurely trip on their way home in order to see the country, especially this portion of Oregon. BOnkin & ISristovr vrnnln ki Uniiiw (jnAnnn X W. W. nrtno 1 Shr A tJljhtU n GOOD FUTURE VVIial a Alining and Milling Alan of Experience Thinks of Bohemia. central Oregon (known and worked in a desultory and spasmodic manner for many years) is now ultractiug the attention of the min ing public, not those who mine the public but the energetic, practical investors who run tunnels, sink shafts, build mills and run them for the profit gained from the prodite "ol1 " precious mcmis. This district is situated partly in 'a,lc aml partly " "ougias coun- tics in the Calapooia Mountains which form the divide between the Uuipqua and the Willamette rivers and is one of the numerous ranges forming the iiitcr-mouutaiu country of Western Oregon, connecting the Cascade and Coast range. The district centers about the three peaks of llohemia, Pairview and Grouse mountains. A gigantic uplift or overflow of Audisitic rocks, but good finds are being made as far south as the Umpqtta river and there is a continuous belt of mineral as far as Itlue river, forty miles to the north. What has attracted the greater attention, however, is the field on and alMJiil the three peaks hereto fore mentioned where veins of from lour feet to thirty and forty feet wide are exposed and have produced .some fabulously riclt ore trom hal- j0w workings. These veins arc true fissures, most of them lying along dykes of In many places on the surface the ores are very thoroughly oxi dized and the gold is free milling, being easily saved by amalgama tion, but the chief value will be found in the sulphides as depth is attained and concentration, with a subsequent treatment of sulphides, according to their physical and chemical properties, will be the metallurgical problem. This will not be difficult to solve, as part of the mines have copper as a base for .smelting, others have lead, copper and zinc as a base, which can be worked in a lead furnace, after magnetic separation, giving as a by-product .1 clean, high-grade zinc concentrate, which metal is be coming more valuable as the years roll by. Still another part ' of the veins are comparatively free from either copper, zinc or lead, and such concentrates can be treated by chloriuatioii or cyatiidation, after roasting, as they consist of iron ISuildin. V McFarland, Mgr. sulphide. The topo-graphical features are ol the best for easy and economical mining, the mountains arc high mid steep and the mines can all be worked through tunnels to a depth of from one thousand to three thousand feet nud that by compara tively short tunnels. The district is well watered, large streams flow south, west and north which carry sufliciciit volume of water to furnish a surplus of elec trical power easily transmitted where wanted: while near the mines there is sufficient water to supply mills ol any size. One tcature that plays an im portant part in mining is the timber used in mines, mills, and for lucl and here is to be found such au abundance of it tilat the supply, can never be exhausted, and the quality is of the very best, consisting as it does ol red, yellow and white fir, sugar pine, cedar, lurch and hemlock. There are single acres that will cut 300,000 feet of good lumber, and, as an example, at the Vesuvius mine a saw-mill set at the mill site has cut enough lumber to I erect a ten-stamp mill and yet has not used more than one half the logs that arc actually in the way of j the mill. Geographically the district has' many advantages, being only thirty five miles from the Southern Pacific Railroad at Cottage Grove and half of this distance is now covered by the O. & S. E. R. R , from that point, and is only two hundred miles from deep sea transportation which ensures cheap supplies, and transportation ol product. , There are many promising mines 1 in the district. The Helena and Musick owned by the Oregon Se-1 curities Company have produced well. The Golden Slipper owned by Eugene and Cottage Grove 1 people shows well as development' progresses. ' The Riverside Group owned by the Riverside Mining and Milling' Company, F. J. Hard, manager, is showing large bodies of fine milling ore, and will soon be among the producers. The I.eRoy group on Champion , creek has a large amount of devel opment. ' The Crystal is another promising property with stamp-mill about ready to run. The Glen wood groug below the Vesuvius is among the promising prospects and the Baltimore group on Sharp's creek is showing well. The Oregon-Colorado group owned by a company of that name and the Vesuvius group owned by the Vesuvius Gold Milling Com pany Mr. P. J. Hard, manager, are coming to the front rapidly. The Oregon-Colorado is a copper mine with good values in gold and silver. The vein is opened by two tunnels. The upper tunnel is 450 feet long and attains a depth of four hundred feet from the surface and shows from four feet to fifteen feet of ore, assaying from 3 per cent to 7 per cent copper and is adapted to concentration. 1 he lower tunnel has n length of eight hundred feet, and nearly all in fine ore, and there are several hundred tons on the dump ready for the mill. This tunnel attains a depth of over nine hundred feet from the apex of the vein, at which depth the ore is Ironi two teet to twenty feet wide and will concentrate about six to one making from $75 ioo concentrates. A wagon road has just been com pleted to this property and a short time will see one of the finest re duction plants in the state in active operation. The Vesuvius is one of the best free milling and concentrating mines in the district, and is opened by two tunnels three hundred and fifty feet apart vertically, connected by an upraise, from which some drifting has been done, disclosing ; large bodies of good milling ore. No. two level is in on the vein I 765 feet and discloses continuous: ore of good grade from two feet to nine feet wide. Another tunnel, partly a cross cut is being driven about one thousand feet lower than No 2, and will soon reach the vein, but in the upper workings there is enought ore in sight to keep the ten-stamp mill at work for years. A new stamp mill Is about com pleted on this mine which will be a model in every respect and under the able and careful management ol Mr. Hard a glorious furture is promised to the fortunate owners. W. W. Hoorim. E. D. Cenuey, a mining man, who lias an interest in some good mines in Blue River, was in the city yesterday. lie says great activity prevails in the district. There are more miners lu the dis trict now than ever before in tbe history of the district. He says a new mill is going in on the Re publicEugene Register. MINING CONGRESS. Col Irwin Alahoii Addresses Oregon Stale League, Part of Speech. At the session of the Oreiron Development League recently held in Portland, Col Mahon addressed that organization on the subject of the American Mining Congress to beheld in Portland begining the 22nd of August, in part lie said: Todirectly and indirectly realize I desirable results, in a local way, j from the holding of a session of the American Mining Congress, the citizens of the state in which, the assembly convenes should, from the moment their invitation is ac cepted, enter into the spirit of the enterprise with all possible enthu iasm. It is for them to inject into the matter not a passive, but a most harmonious, energetic and en lightened activity. In this way, and by a comprehensive exhibit of tacts aH to resources and advantages there is no question whatever but just the interest will be created that is most desired and desirable, namely, the greatest amount of good to the greatest number. If you have watched the news papers of Portland closely, during the past six months, von have al ready learned through interviews of reporters with gentlemen from that state, that nothing was of such vast general benefit to South Dakota during the past 25 years as was the holding of the sixth annual session of the American Mining Congress. There is no mystery whatever surrounding such co-operation with the Congress; nothing exaggerated or impossible, any more than there is mystery and impossible things surrounding the natural and other resources and advantages of Ore gon." HIAWATHA QROUP. Development of the Hiawatha group of mining claims is again under headway, Mr. Alfred John sou having started up operations this week with a crew of several men, and some good strikes of ore on the property may be expected at any time. This promising group of claims, 5 in number, is owned by the Hia watha Mining and Milling Com pany, h iviug its office and principal place of business in this city, aud has been organized since December 1901, shortly after which time it acquired its present property. Dur ing all this time the Company has been steadily developing the prop erty showing up good bodies of merchantable ore carrying good values. The business management of the company is vested in a Board of Directors consisting of J. E. Russel Alfred Johnson and C. J. Howard, nil rarphil nil sin ess men with mil siderable experience in mining. who are handling the affairs of the company on a good solid business basis. Eastern Capitalists have recently become interested in the Company and are investing in the treasury I Ladies Oxfords for 10 days a so JUST THE THING FOR STREET WEAR Welch & Woods stock which will insure sufficient funds in the treasury to keep up ; stcauy development on the property and the management have consider able hopes that within the space of a lew months tlic property will be I numbered among the list of Ore gon dividend payers. I The development work thus far 'has demonstrated that the ore is on j the property in paying quantities and all that is necessary now is funds sufficient todo the preliminary work or installing machinery for the Inndltng of the ores and driv- 'K the tunnels ahead until returns ( can be had from the ore. . . . 1 nc.. nn p unnurn Kb V. DR. 11. t. WARNER j Outline of the Fourth Sermon to the Bohemia Miners, Sunday tbe 7th. Text: John 19, 38: "Being a dis ciple of Jesus but secretly for fear of tbe Jews," STANDING OUT FOR CHRIST. The world wants men of colors. The call is for men of positive, an nounced priuclples. The uncertain undeclared man is at a discount. God. too, wants men of decision for him. The secret disciple, unwilling to declare himself, is not the man that wants the need of today. Standing oulfor Christ is the grandest act of man. It rises out of a deep conviction that it is right. Multitudes today in their inner consciousness know Jati' !S,lfbc r!ght ty?f; Bn they shrink from t as did Joseph ofAramatbea. It embarrasses us with our associates. It invites their criticism and ridicule. It makes break with the old life necessary. 1 It makes us afraid and we are dis- ciples but secretly. But there are great reasons for so standing out for Christ. It is the only manly, consistent thing to do. We despise ourselves for not doing it. We need to do it for our I own good. We can only grow in nobleness by being out-spoken. The world needs it, It is the only way we can help men. Jesus makes our hold on eternal life to be snch open confession to htm. Let us stand out in fearless expression of our suriciyer to Christ and our loyalty to our better selves. About fifty were present. Con sidering the intense heat of tbe afternoon aud the distance some had to come it is quite remarkable Hid, 3uv.il 4 WIRC nuuicucc auuuiu gather, still the class of sermons and style of delivery, has made for Dr. Warner a friend of every miner in the district. His announcement lUitl 11113 19 UI9 131 aci UGIU1C Returning to his home in Colorado was heard with much regret. Your correspondent wants to say right here that if you think the miners of Bohemia are a set ol hoodlums void of appreciation of all that is right, good and pure you are mis taken. It was fortunate to have a devoted man like Dr. Warner in our midst even for a short month, his words and influence will last even if he has gone. ,. l'In"'3 "!?, i)0renn, where the Dorenri Lumber Company Is operating. The saw mill Is situated some two miles from M'J?! uinried n!1,i mme ready for tho market. A pair lace hose with each pair. We have A Mew Line In Patent, Kid Dongola top plain or cap toe !T0 BEGIN NEXT WEEK. First of Six Stories of Bohemia By Rev. Dr. Warner will Appear Next Week. DON'T MISS THEM. A series of six stories from the of pen of Dr. Horace E. Warner, Denver, Colorado, about the Bo- hernia district from observation dur ing his summer vacation passed in the camp, will commence in next I week's issue of the Nugget and I continue each week. Title of chapters, Part 1. The Two Sentinel Peaks. " 2. The Gateway to the District. " 3. The Grim Bridal Pair. "4. The Making of a Mine. " 5. Storming Both Slopes. " 6. Tbe Man Behind the Mine. The editor considers the articles master ivoiks in literature and the bringing out of our great Bohemia district in the story form a great "hit" and one that will be read, re read and talked about far and wide. Why not send these six papers to friends and acquaintances in the East, subscription price for six weeks 25c. Send address and mnnx, nr --.lt of .i,. (r;,. .o.l.. I The large demand will necessitate 'many etra copi order earl for , , r-.i, ' j ' i u ,,, ntirp thra Mtierfr.r nnntninintr tt,c .CwITl ZSi ; PROBABLE FATAL ACCIDENT. A very serious accident occured at Booth and Kelly's logging camp about five miles from Saginaw at 11:30 Tuesday. The tripline broke and the "dog" struck Max Stan dacber, a lad of about 16 years of age in the face, breaking his jaw and causing a slight indentation in the forehead. The boy was rendered uncon scious and has been in that condi tion ever since. Or. Hockett of the Grove was called and at once went to the scene of the accident. On Wednesday a box was made the water turned from the flume and the young man was dragged down the flllme t0 gaginaw, where - u,,,..lm tn fh Rncrpni. tins. :pital Dr. pai pertormed the , neCessary operation and everything done for the relief of the sufrerer. Thereisbut little hope of his re- covery. The Nugget urges all miners to make a special effort to get samples of their ores to Cottage Grove in time to send to the ex hibit at Portland. Many hundreds of mining men will be there and will waut to know about Bohemia. Get them to the Grove and the committee will do the rest. Ferdinand Miller came down from Bohemia Thursday. His brother James C. Miller remaining at their properties on Frank Brass creek, Mr. Miller will return in a day or so The most of tlle work bas been prospecting, but they will soon 1 begin developement 011 the veins.