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About Bohemia nugget. (Cottage Grove, Or.) 1899-1907 | View Entire Issue (Aug. 26, 1904)
U IIIICMIVI'.IIIIHINII MICIIMIkl S
NEAT JOH ntlNTINOl
Devoted in the Mining, I.urbering mid Panning Interests of this Community, to Good Government, and Hustling for a Grub Stake.
COTTAGE GROVE, LANE COUNTY, OREGON, FRIDAY AUGUST 26, 1904.
News From Hohciuin unci (he
Various AliniiiK Camps of
Oregon and Ultier
Among the iiumlicr or iccenl
visitors to Bohemia wuh Mr. l'.d G.
Kcincrt, geiieml mnuiigcr of the,
Dnlly Mining Record of Denver,
Colorado. Mr. Kcincrt expressed
himself ns very much pleated with'
Oicgon and partictiliirly of Cottage
Grove, llolicmla and the people
whom he has met while here.
The writer has known lCd for
many years, being familiar with
hli ambition and earlier efforts to'
establish tiKiu a sound basis n 1
dulling mining newspaper nnd has
seen hi in sneered far beyond the,
expectations of anyone hut himself;
also knew of Ills familiarity with
the mining districts of Colorndomiil
other states, and was naturally
anxious to learn of his Impressions
of the Bohemia district. '
In the first place said he: "I
was much surprised to nnd so much '
work accomplished by some of the
company, after what I had heard
of the difficulties to he overcome. I
am nwnrc that hick of proper trans
portation together with deep snows
arc two things which will retard
the development of a mining camp
and these have certainly been a
hindrance to llolicmla. Time how
ever, combined with energy and
capital will do great things and
much has Ixrcn accomplished there.
I was the guest of Mr I'. J.
Hard and family while in the camp
ami in company with him nod
several Other gentlemen, went over
n considerable ortion of the dis
trict. Although there were numer
ous properties, time did not permit
of our visiting them.
I was much pleased with the
Orcgon-Colonido property. The
vein is strong and carries n splen
did copper ore, and as I am told
good values in gold. The River
side properly is being developed by
tunnel and witli its large ore bodies
and .splendid water power should
make it valuable when arrange
ments have been completed to treat
The Vesuvius is the best devel
oped and nearest icady for business
of any property 1 s.iw in the camp.
The stamp mill and tram being
under construction and will soon be
ready lor the ores.
Taking the general outlook as a
whole, .said Mr Keluert, I can sec
no reason why men with capital
should not take hold of properties
lu this district with the expectation
of making them profitable mines,
Mr. Kcincrt attended the Mining
Congress this week and circulated
several thousand copies of the Con
gress Kditiou of the Record.
Mr. Andrew Graham, proprietor
of the Hotel Graham, this city, re
turned from a trip extending
several days iu llohemia, where he
visited n portion of that district.
Upon tils return Mr. Graham when
asked what he thought of the dis
trict stated about as follows
"In company with several others
Gar man Hem en way Co.
West Side, Hnltiii & ISriNtow ICiiildin.
Meats, Lards, Vegetables, .
Fruits Etc., Etc.
- - FRESH EVERY DAY
among whom was Mr. Relnett, of
the Dally Mining Record of Denver,
and Mr. I'. J. Hard, malinger of
Vesuvius and other mining prop
erties iu llolicmla. w'c took the O.
h. IS trnlii to Wlldwood, Irom
there we staged the rest of the day. .
As I had never visited the district j
before I hnd conceived it was rather
small ami the properties being
worked were adjacent to each other.
I was therefore surprised to find a
district of such magnitude and iu
the few days iu the camp I did not
sec nrar all the properties I had
heard of mid expected to visit
My first slop was the Vesuvius
f ltili.tr f ,itttn.i m ttrt.tin.lti ...l.nr.. '
the new lo-stamp mill and tram
is being built. Mr. Hard showed
us the surface workings mid im
provement which arc or will soon
lie completed for practical mining.
We also went through the thous-
anuso led 01 development work , ,,lc reprc!,cl)la,jv(. character of
upon the veins where many toons-! je mcI1 'composI)B lht.lr jclega.
sands of tons of milling ore are ex-, iimn it, attendance,
pn.ed besides that already on the I T,lc Uohemia-Cottage Grove
"""P- delegation to the American Mining
Later we visited the pregoii.Lol- Coi rc lms inrKcr attendance
orado, some three miles to thc la n)y oll)cr (Ijstriet j,, Oregon, if
south, passing over the new wagon ,)ot lhciarK(.st representation from
road which hasjtist been completed I scctioI jn UnUc(1 States.
and which was a necessity for the j,-0llowlng this forenoon's session,
getting to this property machinery thc lcle(,nli0I1 mc, aluI eicclctl Mr.
for the treatment of the ores At A Woods. manager of the Ore
l he 1' rankle we oiind men driving , & Soutileas,en, Kailwoy, chair
tlie tunnel ahead on a very fine t ma) am, j, j, Hara secretary,
showing and a strong vein. It is, Ar,cr som(. discussion it was dc
on what is known os the Confidence cillc, ,he wccrll portion of Ore
vein, however t ic most work os j Roii was etititlett to a representative
been and the value of t ic property 0) the j,oari, of rjjrcctcrs of the
s based. 1 he vein has been opened i American Mining Congress, and by
by several cuts and two tunnels, the motion j,, , Hard was the iinaui
upper tunnel has exposed good molts clloice os lhcir camijdaie for
bodies of copper ore. The lower j tbnt po,iti0. Mr Hard is one of
or main working tunnel has I ti,e progressive mining men of thc
driving on the vein some 8oo feet west ,, no seIcction ca be
and nt the breast there is over three ma(Ic , , c ec,inf llira io lhal
feet of n beautiful copicr ore. With p0Sitiot)
hundreds of tons piled on the dump, j Those composing the delegation
After a substantial dinner with ! are. j v Vapc G G Warner.
the miners at the Orcgon-Colorado, n j0,llsolJi i? Jordan. J I
wc went on to the Riverside prop- t0CS( w H Shane. V S I'hillipps,
city over a good trail which con-, , ntUi T K Campbell. A I) I.c
ncct the two properties, Here also jR W W Oglesby, W 11 Root,
nc iuuiiu .. ,.iutn.kullu
by tunnel which starts near the
creek nnd will gain great depth on
thc vein, All the conditions here
are most favorable for cheap nnd
practical mining. Horse Heaven
creek will furnish ample power for
mining and milling purposes.
At I li lnll tirtnnmrw.rn,. vp fninitl .
work progressing under the manag-:
mcnt of John Currin. While this 1
property has shown well before, re-1
cent developments has improved it
very much. A fine body of ore has
just been exposed in thc tunnel. J
The Dewey tunnel has been
driven about 200 feet and the ore 1
makes a fine showing. Some fine
specimens were sent with thc col-
lection to the Mining Congress,
I come out by thc Champion 1
Basin road and while I did not have ,
time to visit the Oregon Securities
property. I saw the 30-stamp mill '
and. ram to thc tunnel where the
company is pushing work with
I,;.,', 1. h
"Z " . ,
llieiL' WCIU lll.lll)- IM''VIUt.
should like to have visited 1
Mail nights at the post office
Bohemia where thc miners gather
from nil parts of the district to get
letters mid papers and discuss their
mining nfiairs, remitted us of
camps 1 have been iu Colorado
and other states.
Mr. W. H. Shane, one of the
largest owners iu thc Pittsburg
Wonlfl Hi floiw fWami
iji'ttuw w ruiiiu. luvvvir
Mining and Milling Company, with
properties in Bohemia, enmc down
Mr. Shane stated the Company
owned six claims and that consid
erable development has been done
on the veins nnd ore round lu a
number of places. At the present
a cros-cut tunnel is being driven
and already two strong ledges of
ore have been cut, hut the tunnel
will be continued until another
vein known to be ahead is reached
which will be within a few weeks,
Mr. Shane attended the Mining
Congress iu Portland this week.
That the camps of Central-Western
Oregon are awake to the oppor
tunity presented to get it' touch
with the mining industry of the
country and some of the men who
own and operate mines elsewhere is
evidenced by the splendid exhibits
titnfln n I lltn f 'nit I'Pttt lti ITf,!! filltl
A,cx J.umlberg, Frank Wliecler,
I)tiis LeRoy, J Curran and A B
Wood . Tel eg ra m .
Michael Goetz, who has been, to
gether with Jack Lindquist driving
tunnels on thc Royal Flush group
iu Bohemia came down to the city
Tuesday with a severe case of
rheumatism. He reports the
cutting of one ledge of ore witch is
l "cast 20 feet in width. The ore
an iron sulphides and looks very
fine. Mr Goetz will go to Hot
Springs, Ore., for treatment.
Wm Griffith, formerly of this
piacc and one of the owners of the
Broadway group of claims who sold
them to the Oregon Securities last
year, Catnc in Friday and went up
10 Bohemia Saturday. Mr.Griffith
now resides at Oregon City,
r ,.,.,, ,
. W- P- h of kelso.Wash., was
l l,.'e.c,tly l,Je tf0-CPMl
IIc 18 interested in the Mayflower
group of claims in Bohemia nnd is
here in the interest of the property.
Lee I.audrt:th came down from
the Oregon Securities, where he has
been placing machinery for the
Andrew Anderson was in town
the fore part of the week from Blue
Mountain, where he has mining
J. P. Hart, who has been an
employed iu thc Blue River mines,
is iu the Grove this week.
Part II. TUG OATEWAV TO Till!
The development of a mining dis -
trict isofteu like the awakening of
a giant to consciousness from a long
sleep of oblivion. It may come in
either ot two ways, mere may Ue
it U11K 1111V
ucss as if smitten
by an electric
shock, me siugKisu uioou oounos
to the brain and extremities with a
beat and throb that tingle with a
1 i rf-- l.i I I l
sense akin to pain. In an instant
eyes are open and take in the situ-
ationata glance, liars are alert the fet covered bridge over the
and catch the tremble of the faint-' river and a flal adieu to the trara
est whisper, Thought is clear as mcis of civilization as we take the
noon-day sunlight. This sudden toad up Sharp's creek. Now off in
dash of awakening often carries carnest for the wilds of the mining
with it much of exhilsration, many 1 cimv arrljd tile mountains of Ore
times i kind of intoxication. It goll. There is a quick plunge into
takes on a type of insanity. The the shadows of the dense forest and
mining boom is on with all its
fever and delirum, its over Confi -
oencenuu wnu-cai speculations, in trunk, deep and mighty of root,
certain reactions ami lamentable true as a straight-edge, seemingly
collapse. It leaves in its wake, brushing the skies, clean and guilt
stranded companies, worthless ! iess of a oratlcu for scores of feet in
stocks, deserted camps and blighted 'a:ri stand thick and graceful all
confidence, Such a development i auout us, their bright green of
of a mining district is a bane to the, fresh growth on the tips of their
industry and n deplorable spectacle , boughs, far above us, just touching
to all trustworthy promoters of, as ,hey gently wave. Trunk and
legitimate mining entcrpnse. branch, draped in light green moss,
The other way is slower. The
giaiu nuns ncuviiy iu iiib uicaKiug
sin in ue 1. nc nun uis unii-ujjcu
eyes. He yawns and stretches his
sluggish muscles. His brain acts
awkwardly. Facts and possibilities
dawn upon him imperfectly and
dimly. He struggles long nnd
curabersomcly to get on his feet,
He staggers uncertainly from tree rjca green under-growth weaves its
to rock. Time and caution are im-, tangle all about. Ferns oi luxur
portant elements in his awakening. ' jaut growth lift their graceful
He takes his time but makes few fr0nded leaves in air. Strange and
mistakes. He gains gradually but gorgeous wild flowers toss and
all his gains are substantial and suje from out the glorious tangled
permanent, He has 110 delirium, mass. what a scene for eyes
no collapse. When once on his tjred wjth city pavements and busi
feet he is master of himself and of ness fronts! What a place in which
his situation and in condition forlto shout until lungs gasp for
Herculean activities. Such devel. hrpntb! How the sounding aisles
opment rallies the confidence of the
worm 10 me mining iiiousiry. 11
the development ot the liotiemia
iiniug uisuici lias uccii diu w.cvcii
awkward and cumbersome, it is
the saner, safer awakening of a )
giant to substantial, permanent, 1
profitable achievements that shall,
ultimately pour into the coffers of,
the world a steady and increasing
stream of valuable minerals. Bo-
hernia is the slowly but surely
awakening giant. He will be
heard from when he gets himsell
together and gels down to regular
and full-paced gait. I
All of this has to do with the
gateway. No great rush ot rail-,
ways is fighting for the best right '
of way and the earliest entrance.
No town site bubbles allure tne
unwary and curse the district. A ,
short unostentatius development of
properiies, uiese couuuioiis cuur-! passing civilization. Twelve miles ing these lands, with all the in-' gon securities ana returned lues
acterize the district. All of these 0f forest, twelve miles of scene that i Continued on EdltorUl paso ' day.
conspire to present to the consider-' '
ate investigator and investor a very - - '
unusual opportunity to get posses-,
sion of exceedingly valuable prop
erties sure to bring in, with intel-1
ligeut management, handsome and j
permanent profits. The district is 1
too slow by lar lor the speculative
and unscrupulous plunger; but for
the genuine developer of mines for j
purposes of legitimate and steadjvi
dividends it is a strangely opeif
chance in the midst of the alertness
and acumen of this fortune-seeking
Thirty-five miles, to the north
west of Bohemia, the town of Cot-
tace Grove, haviug about three
thousand inhabitants, on the South
ern Pacific Railroad, is the gateway j
to, and base supply for, the dis-;
trict. It is an attractive little city, '
having all facilities of modern life!
such as churches, schools, hotels,
.newspapers, telephone, etc. The
Oregon and Southeastern Kauway
has been organized aud has begun
its construction for the sole purpose
of giving the heart of Bohemia rail
connection with the rest 01 the
world, Seventeen miles of the
necessary thirty-five have been
completed. On a mixed train hur
ried along through gently rolliug
fields, golden with gathering har
vests, past apple orchards green I
and regular, ncur commodious, old
style farm houses with large barns,
through pasture lands dotted wltu
stock, by rail fences looking as
familiar ns if fresh Irom the Alantic
states of half a century ago, one
can easily imagine himself gliding
through some New England rural
region in its earlier primeand glory-
But thc delusion is soon rudely dis-
sipatcd as thc train begins to pcuc -
trate the edge of the mountain above us.
wilderness. The Row river plunges t Now, after a sumptions dinner at
along by the side of thc road bed. I the Mineral Hotel, the climb is on.
Huge saw-mills with great piles of Six miles more and every step a
Oregon pine lumber are passed as , tug. Sore and weary the writer
wc begin to climb and penetrate the changes from saddle to stage. Back
forest. Wc are catching the whiff ami forth the mountain road tacks
of the mountain air. Instead of like a sailing craft making its way
thc sweet smell of the harvest it is in the teeth of the wind. Switch
thc breath ol the pines. The way back after switch-back opens before
grows rugged. Few habitations j us endless and broadening stretches
appear. The valley is narrowing , of scenery. Frequent views below
down. Thc gateway is shutting us of the weary way.up along which
close now as wc climb. The shriek wc have come, spring into sight,
of our engine echoes through the ' Higher and higher wc rise under
timber; we have reached Wildwood
' the end of our iournev bv rail
Now for the ride of a life time,
Put it down as a red letter day.
Twelve or fourteen miles into the
hcart 0f a primitive forest, winding
in nml fm uti tin- nnrrnti' itmnniniii
...ntlpv. 'crossing ami rpcrnssimr lhn
clear, cold mouutaiu stream, drawn
hy follr wejt trained mountain
ilorses. The writer was nriveleL'ed
' lo take this part of the trip in the
There was the crossing of.
an behind is lost to sight. What a
1 forest! fireat fir trpp. immpnsp of
seem to swing an airy, festooning
,ti 11 1 1 u.ij, ibaiuuuiii(,
Firs and pines and ced-
ars amj aurels grow
tue friendly confusion
of a primi -
.ive wiMwcod. The sunlight comes
filtering down iu waveriug patches,
lighting trunk and branch and
foliage and leaf-mould with manv a
touch of silvery splendor. ' The
0f lue stately forest trunks toss the
si1QUt here and there as if in roval
Sport, until it
mingles with the
cicrlnnfr nf itip Inftv
above us. On
and on. mile
after mile, with now and then a'ol distrust and business reversal,
drjt. from the cold, clear trickling They are upon a business basis
r03d side spring. They say that ! from which they cannot be shaken
ti,e Northern Pacific Railway has I by any turbulence of eastern stock
chrewdlv Dossessed itself of this!
sunerb forest. No wonder, for here
js the home of those straight, huge
timbers that span rivers and lift
freightage and life across vawning
chasms; here is the habitat of those
great spire-like poles that hold aloft
aEainst gale and storm the wire
pathways that bind ocean to ocean.
What a slaughter to take these
stalwart forest chiefs
from their j
majestic living, tribal
i0ne, the decaying supports of a J
Innn piuiiv star i
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! heart sing
blood throb and the
Bohemia is ibout and
, the crack of the driver s whip and
tile thud and clatter of the horses'
feet over the rocky way. Sheer and
far the mountain cuts down at our
very side. Blasted and cut out of
the precipitous slone the narrow
road-wav slants ud like some lone
shute toward the peaks in the dis-
tance. i lie valley lies dark ana
greeii below. We are looking down
among the tops of the mighty firs.
: They cling to the slopes about us,
We wind among them brushing
1 lueir greai sioes. in six mnes oi
winding road and four hours of
, steady pulling we rise three thou
sand feet. Adjacent hills and
ridges drop below us. The valleys
j and forests and mountain sides
I spread out back of us far and
' farther. Now the last switch-back
comes in a few moments more, with
1 an indescribable mountain scene
spread belore us, we step down at
Camp Vesuvius one half mile from
Bohemia Post Office.
THE WESrS SOLIDITY.
During the fluctuations of the
stock markets a little over a year
ago we called attention to the fact
that the west was practically unaf
ibvibu n it J ut n. V- ituiiuiu lliat,
sat so heavily upon the speculators,
fected by any of the troubles that
says Bonus and Mortgages. We
1 predicted that when events would
snow a continuation ot tne pros
perity so permanently manifested
in western business and events
have amply proved the wisdom of
our prediction. The solidity of the
west has been as marked as was
prosperity. As the months have
gone by there has been practically
no change in its steady, onward
business progress, and while its
trade movements have not con
tinued regularly in the same chan
nel, they have been marked by sub
stantial backing that was to be ex
pected trom so tunny a com
The western people have been
piling up experience, and have
Isaved their surplus for seven years;
. that is to say, it has been that long
, since the reaction from the oenod
markets or the fluctuations of ex.
change securities. In fact, they
are paying no attention to that sort
of thing, and every month adds to
their independence of such in
fluences. It is because of this western so
lidity that the western farms are
offering so promising a field for the
investments ot savings. Securities
based upon them have not only the
hut the TOpll.infnrmpcl
and thrifty people who are conduct-
For this week
Ladies Shoes, dull finish
Ladies Vice Pat tip, Extension Sole $1.50
Misses District 7G button at $1.00;pnir
Or lot of Mens, Some high cut others regular
Lace tip and plain toe $2.50. $2.25, $2.00
Sells at $1 .50. Just the articles for Outing
and Hop Pickers.
Our new clothing is in" the Store andj
dandv line all on hand front
Old Stock Go Out at
Welch & Woods
MININfl CONORBSS NOTES.
Kern County, Calif, sent free
milling and copper ores.
Ores were shown from I.evcns
Ledge. Douglas County.
J II Calbrcath of Colorado was
heard from at the session.
Marion county was also among
the exhibitors of mineral.
Senator Booth, of Eugene, paid
a visit to the Congress Monday.
The Alice mine of Stevens
County presented some Sue samples,
Josephine County had a good
display of both free and base ores.
Santiam district was not behind
in displaying the ores of that district.
Blue River district was well rep
I resented esneciallv in its free mill-
St Helens district
sented by some fine
Dr Kuykendall, of Eugene,
while in Portland attended some of
A C Brokaw, of Siskiyou Co.,
Calit., brought a fine collection of
ores from his mines.
F J Hard distributed some 2000
souvenir albums illustrating the Bo
hemia mines and scenery.
Howard Mason, of Mass., at
tended the Congress and will next
week visit the Bohemia district.
The Portland Chamber of Com
merce had a tair display of ores.
Stone, quicksilver, marble and
other mineral products of Oregon
Dr F J Crane, former mayor of
Cripple Creek, was exhibiting an
ore separator and washer. Nuni'
1 " '
hers of the machines are being used
Others that brought displays
were: Continental mine, somncm
Oregon; Copperoplis mine, Quartz
burg district; Gold Creek M & M
Co.; Oregon Historical Society.
Joseph L Cornforth, one of the.
old-time staudbys of Denver but
for the past few years operating in
Alaska, was one of the prominent
figures at the congress. His speech
was warmly received.
W A Roberts displayed samples
I of a ferrous carbonate of iron from
j the iron mines about 25 miles from
'Portland on the Columbia river.
I He claims to have six million cu-
I bic j ards of the ore in sight.
1 The Blackbuttequicksilvet mines
represented by Dennis and Harris
bad a splendid display of its cinna
bar ores. A large glass case with
shelves were filled with the samples
of ore. A large plat of the wotk
ings of the mines and pictures of
the surface were shown.
The display of the ores of the
Bohemia Mining district was among
the best shown ores from the va
rious mines showing the free mill
ing and the character of the base
ores attracted a great deal of at
tention. The delegates from Cot
tage Grove and Bohemia did good
work in describing the ores and
telling the visitors about the two
R. E. Simmon and E. N. Dillard
came dowu Monday from the Ore-
We will sell
at "CT" $1.00jpair.