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Reports and News of Activities and Conditions of the
j/£ years experience in this work and
comes to Medford highly recommen
ded. He takes the place of C. A.
Cook, who returns to Seattle from
which place he came to Medford. Mr.
Cook and family have made a host
of friends while in Medford and will
be greatly missed.
R EC EIV ED
Mining District of W est Coast.
Take* O v er M a n a g e m e n t.
In the Applegate region, famous
for past rich deposits, much activity
is taking place, and a little excite
ment over the immense program
mapped out for this winter and
spring. Much talk of production and
I work is heard, due to the progress of
the Federal mines. The recent rains
have furnished an ample supply of
water for the present and lighting
equipment, which has recently been
installed, permits working by night
thus enabling the men to double the
ordinary amount of work.
W s n t o r F o r Sale.
Any miner wanting machinery or
having anything of the kind for sale?
We will print your notice one time
in these columns FREE!
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R o g u e R iv e r Mill P re s e n t* B u t y
The Rogue river mi!! has been a
busy place the past week and from
all indication, it will continue busy
for a while.
Several mining com
panies have had their ore run the
past week and there are several more
waiting to get in. The present rush
of business has been occasioned by
the reopening of a number of mines
this fall, in different parts of the
country and the owners are anxious
to obtain a test of their product.
The Rogue river mill, under the
supervision of Manager H. W.
Sparks is a five stamp mill and is
equipped to do all the work that can
be expected from a mill of this type.
The ore is received in a pit at the
north end of the mill and from there
it is conveyed by means of an ele
vator to a chute in the top of the mill
from whence it is fed into the mill
where it is ground to a powder un
der the weight of the huge stamps.
Water is used to wash the pulverized
quartz over a galvanized metal plate
which is veneered with quick silver
or mercury which collects the gold
particles and they are taken from
this plate at the end of the run.
The rest of the concentrates and pul
verized ore is carried over onto a
concentration table which is con
stantly in motion and with water
running over it constantly the
heavier portions are carried to the
extreme end of the table and here
are collected. These concentrates are
then sacked or placed in containers
by the owners and smelted or other
wise processed to obtain the desired
metals. The Rogue river mill is an
important factor in the mining in
dustry of this section and handles
the ore from many of the mines in
this district, it being the best mill
in southern Oregon. It is electrical
ly equipped and due to this fact the
owners of the mill have been placed
at a disadvantage during the slack
times on account of the large mini
mum charge for powder, oftentimes
it being in excess of the price the
miners feel able to pay.
The general activity all over the
district and the bunching of orders
for milling has made it possible to
keep the" mill operating quite regu
larly of late.—Rogue River Report
NEW S NOTES OF
(By Bliss Heinie)
Thanksgiving started with the
anion service in the morning, held
in the Methodist church at Main and
Laurel with Dr. J. P. Bray of the
Methodist Church South delivering
the sermon. Special music was rend
ered by a mixed quartet.
afternoon Medford high defeated
Ashland high at Ashland, 31 to 0
on a muddy and watery field. It is
now hoped that Medford may secure
a post season game with the
champion Grant high team of Port
land for the state championship. In
the »■reni'ig Mr. and Mrs. A. W.
W alker gar« an
Rogue River, Nov. 25.—T. A.
Dausher of Jackson, Mich., has come
West to be manager of the Pleasant
creek mine in the upper Evans creek
Extensive developmnt is
planned for this mine. Mr. Dausher
is accompanied by his wife.
A. Franchie of Seattle, a mining
engineer, is at the Wedge mine tak
ing samples of the ore.
Cro** M ine Make* a
Tuesday the managers of the Gold
en Cross mine, located on Paine’s
creek in the Sams Valley country,
north of this city took several tons
of their ore to Rogue River where
they had it run through the Sparks
stamp mill at that place. The con
centrates from the ore will now be
smelted in order to get an idea of
the extent and value of the ore. The
Golden Cross is one of the best de
veloped mines in the district and is
owned by Jackson, Logan and Hays.
The results' of other experiments
show that the ore is very rich in tin
and also contains a quantity of gold,
copper and a tract of platinum and
radium. A definite statement as to
the value of the run could not be
obtained at present but Manager
Sparks of the Rogue river mill says
it is very good. The writer had the
priviledge of examining the concen
trates but not being a metalurgist
we would not venture any assertions
The managers of the Golden Cross
are very enthusiastic over their
showing and we surely hope that the
results will be even better than they
hope for. With a few good produc
ing mines in this locality, Gold Hill
would be “sitting pretty.” The metal
is here, that, nobody can deny, but
to what extent is yet to be deter
mined. There has been good mines
here and without doubt there are
many more as good, but yet, lie un
There are more different minerals
in the hills around here than can be
found in any other section of the
country and they are in time going to
be exploited. The sooner the better.
—Gold Hill News.
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R eport* on B lackw ell R id g e.
cial.)-Extensive developments will
be undertaken in the near future at
the Pleasant Creek mine, near this
city, it was announced today with the
arrival of T. A. Danaher from De
troit to act as general manager of
the property. Mr. Danaher stated that
addition of mining machinery would
make the mine one of the best pro
ducers in Josephine county. Contem
plated operations having been de
layed pending its arrival.
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B a k e r I* I m p o r t a n t C o p p e r D isrict.
That Oregon, by virtue of the de
posits in the Baker district, may in a
short time be numbered among the
important copper producing states
of this country, was a significant
statement made in the current num
ber of the Southwest Mining News
Service, published in Los Angeles.
The publication made this comment:
“Much attention has recently been
directed to very promising copper
bearing areas of great extent east of
Baker, Oregon, and it is now assert
ed by men who have had wide ex
perience in development of copper
mines that within a short time Ore
gon will De numbered among the
important copper-producing states of
the union. The more optimistic have
even gone so far as to predict that
Balm creek, Clover creek and Goose
creek, on the Oregon side of the
Snake river, will eventually develop
mines rivaling those of Butte itself.
“During July, Dr. Waldemar Lind-
gren, professor of geology at the
Massachusetts Institute of Tech
nology and for over a quarter cen
tury identified with the United
States geological survey, of which
he was chief geologist in 1911 and
1912, spent nine days on the ground
making a thorough examination of
the Mother Lode mine, which has
directed attention to the possibilities
of the disrict and is being system
atically developed by Mother Lode
Mining company, of which John
Arthur, a veteran operator of the dis
trict, is the leading spirit.
Dr. Lindgren’s report is generally
considered very favorable and has
led to renewed interest in this dis
R e d u c tio n
FOR H IG H SCHOOL
im m ra
F e d e r a l M in e t Busy.
N E W SONG
P lan t
N ee d ed .
Last Friday, November 12, the
students of the high school were de
lighted to find that the new song
books had been received for the
weekly assembly singing.
Huntoon says it will not only be a
weekly affair, but that we will sing
every rainy day.)
The books were passed out and the
songs, “Long, Long Trail a’ Wind
ing,” and “ Wal I Swan" were sung
with Miss Huntoon directing and
Miss Blackburn at the piano.
The selection of these books are
for three part singing and despite
the fact that we didn’t know much
about that method of singing, Miss
Huntoon made it very enjoyable for
Mr. Jewett informed the students
that these books were to be used
carefully as the binding was of in
ferior quality, although the music is
high grade, and I’m sure the students
will be kind to heed this warning.
So S ay W e All
The editor of a weekly newspaper
in a town of 1,200 people in Ohio
took a few days off recently and
went to Philadelphia to attend the
Returning home he
stated that he enjoyed the show,
out would have had a better time
if ho hadn’t missed the old home
town so much. The day he started
back the hotel clerk asked him, by
the way of conversation, why he lives
in a small town when there is still
plenty of room in the big ones. And
through his paper he answers the
question in these words: “I live in
a small town because I prefer it to
a big city; because I have more
friends; I live better, and I am hap
pier; I have more opportunities for
improveniing my mind and I get
more pleasure out of life than if I
lived in a city. Every time I spend
a few days in a big city and see
how many of its people live I am
thankful when I get home that I
live in a small town.”
And we endorse every word that
this weekly editor has uttered.—
Ashland (Va.) Herald-Progress.
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There will be a large, modern and
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Such a plant is certainly in demand.
The process must be such that will
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now partially developed and waiting
anxiously for some one to help them.
Everything in Manufactured Cement
The enterprise needs men of vision,
strong determination, ability and
capital. It is coming; it is a money
maker for some one, but must be
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accomplished by knowing and ex
perienced heads. Feeble attempts by W A W A V V W .'W W ^ A ’A V A 'W .V A W A W /A W V V W W i
stock promoters are a failure, so far,
and a black eye to the entire disrict.
By their works we shall know them
and if some one will work, their
money and ability and keep their
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Grants Pass, Or., Nov. 23.-(Spe- cured and much prosperity result|
Mining is active in the county at
present and along with wild rumors,
comes occassional authentic reports
of good strikes. This week we were
asked several times what we had
heard of the »work being done at
some new prospecting on the Black-
well Ridge by local men and superin
tended by Henry Ray. We talked with
the owners, who seem to be in a mode
of confidece and interviewed Messrs.
Wm. Martineau, C. D. White, Paul
Robinson and Henry Ray. Our inter
view resulted as follows: “ We have
nothing to say for publication, if we
did say it the public wouldn’t be
lieve it, and we have nothing to sell.
We are sole owners of our workings.
We know what we have and are satis
fied with present prospects.”
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Sweet, "Pasty Meats
party in the hall in the Medford build
ing; the Eagles lodge, the Elks, the
Oriental Gardnes and Jacksonville
gave dances, all of the above being
attending by immense crowds, all
declaring they had a good time.
The rabbit growers of Jacksbn,
.Josephine and Klamath counties will
h.ild their first annual rabbit show
in Medford, December 13 to 15. They
hav. ? organized under the name of
the Tri-County Rabbit Growers’ as-
Herbert Alford, well-known local
The Jackson Welding shop on S.
musician and orchestra leader, is
ids has just installed an oxy-
spending a two weeks vacation in
welding plant and an auto
matic wheel aligner. The only other
wheel aligners in southern Oregon
The report comes that Crater Lake are one in Roseburg and one in
National Park has 51 inches of snow Klamatk Falls. This machine indi
at the lodge with more falling.
cates accurately the camber, the
caster at id the alignment. Another
The contract for the new court modern st ep ahead in Medford.
house at Medford will be let the first
W. W. I ’elcher of Portland is the
of the year while construction will
start two weeks later. The cost is es new scout master of Crater Lake
council. Mr. Belcher has had several
dancing timated at 465,000,
T H E C H O IC E O F T H E LAND— ALW A Y S FR E SH AND T E N D E R
“Quality and Service”—Our Motto
Central Point Meat Market
I. D. LEWIS, Prop.