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About The Times-herald. (Burns, Harney County, Or.) 1896-1929 | View Entire Issue (April 9, 1904)
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and Belts, Fancy Lisle and Cotton ;
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SCHWARTZ & BUDELMAN. Burns, Oregon
jurors that went to Burns Sunday A “BLUE BUCKET” LANDMARK
for the opening of court.
Mr A. K Richardson Thos How-i
PAH THE I.AR0E8T CIRCULATION OF
aer and Mr. Embree went to Bums SOME INTERESTING PACTS REGARD
ANY NEWSPAPER IN THIS COUNTY.
ING DISPUTED QUESTION
1 from Harney Thursday.
Mrs. Anna Hayes and son Win-
SATURDAY, APRIL». 1904.
’ nie also journeyed to Burns.
j The Grave From Whence »11 Prospects of
The Famous Mythical ••Uigginj’s''
Jasper Davis and wife journeyed |
Have Ever Been Sought.
J to Burns. Harney’s candidate for
Bert Bower and wife ard visitora 'county commissioner.
R. 8. T. ! Dr Marsden was recently called
Ito the Agency valley to see Mr.
Horses to hay al the Red Front
GRAND JURY REPORT
'John Scott, one of the oldest of
Barn <35 cents.
jthe Oregon pioneers, who for
Frank Dibble and family are
In the Circuit Court of the State
over from Silver Creek.
of Oregon for the County of Harney. i some time past has been in failing
To the Honorable Morton D. health. Mr. Scott was one of the
TI ioh . Jones, wife and daughter,
party 'of emigrants who came
of Boise, are the guests of Mr. and
Mrs. E. II. Test.—Ontario Daily
across the plains in 1845, and for
April 1904 term of court most re
Bpectfully submit this our final re- i the past 20 years he has been a
A Wintermeier, the venerable
jiesident of the Agency valley.
port as follows to wit:
postmaster and pioneer settler of
We have been in session five
Near Mr. Scott’s ranch the old
Silvies valley, is a visitor to our
«lays and have examined into all emigrant trail crosses at the foot
matters brougnt to our attention I
Mrs. Chas, Cummegys, who has and have returned into court 4 1 of the Castle Kock, and on the
been staying with her mother in true bills of indictment and one 1 bank of the North Fork of the
this city for some time, left for not true bill of indictment, con ' Malheur river, the emigrants of
Wagontire this week to join her gratulate the county in the decided 1845 buried Mrs. Chambers, one
decrease in crime herein.
of their party. There would be
We have examined into the affairs ,
Clarence Drinkwater laid over a
nothing especially notable about
day in Westfall last week on his of the county througli the several 1 this fact were it not for the addi-
way homeward, Clarence is con offices and find from our hunted Itional fact that the grave of Mrs.
ducting a general merchandise store examination that the financial con
dition of Harney county is to be Chambers marks the starting
at Lawen.—Western Ways.
point from which every quest for
Wo are informed that the , We have examined the clerk’s the lost “blue bucket” diggings
Varien Bros found a very valuable I office and find that the .vault room has been made. All of the old
horse killed this week. It w s the is insufficient and would recomend ( pioneers who are acquainted with
work of some low down scamp who the construction of a brick or stone
the finding of the “blue bucket”
had better not disclose his identity. vault separate and apart from the
gold agree in claiming that the
Ex-County Judge C. I’. Ruther court hause sufficiently large to find was made soon after the
ford, who is now a resident of the accommodate such records and I burial of Mrs Chambers; most of
Snake River section near Hunting supplies as are not in actual use
' them say within a day and a half’s
ton, arrived bore this afternoon in but which must be preserved,
We have examined the sheriff's travel from the grave, and within
company with C. J. Millis, livestock
office and find from the tax roll for s*^11
agent of the O. R. & N. Co.
For years prospectors have
Frank Matney informes us he has
recently purchased a thoroughbred year so be $65218.95 of which ' so»‘ght the mysterious “diggings,
$5563.80 have been collected and 1 and the lone grave of the poor
registered bull from the fine Dur
ham bunch of R. R. Sitz. This is $1183.19 3 por cent rebate allowed, (emigrant woman has become
a commendable move and will no leaving about $8476 96 lo be collect- widely famous. Nothwithstand-
doubt be followed by many otherj6^ W1,'°L taking everything into ing the many visits that have been
cattlemen who desire to improve consideration is a very excellent paid to the grave by different per
sons, mostly those who were seek
We have examined into the ing the “blue-bucket,” there has
affairs of the Treasurer’s office
always been a good deal of dis
from which we find that the treas
cussion as to its exact location.
Mr. Samuel Roach was down urer has on hand at this date cred | and a great deal of misapprehen-
form the mines over Sunday as ited to all funds the sum of $48630.- ,
cheerful and ho|>eful as ever over 27 of which »12090 is set aside for sion as lo ,his Poi"‘-
been difference of opinion
his prospects of success in mining.
$19000 to be paid State treasurer'concerning the date of the death
Miss Alma Bower has lieen sick and $ 11008.72 in the road fund.
‘of Mrs Chambers. In view of
We have examined the county' these facts Dr Marsden took es-
Webster McEwen is stopping at jail and the utfairs of the county I pecial pains during his recent trip
the hotel before going to the sheep poor and find every thing por*' to visit the grave, in company
taining thereto as it should
I wjth Mr. Marion W J. Scott, and to
We are told Mr. Lytle of the with noenuse for complaint.
i make such observations relative
With reference to the county
Hotel is talking of going with his
to the location of the grave and
family to Jenkins Bros sheep camp roads and bridges we most respect the inscription upon the head-ston •
fully recommend that our county I’
for the season.
court adopt the contract system f as
’1 to permanently settle these
Mr Amac ha» been in poor
for construction, repare and fur- i questions.
health—sometime being reported'
nishing of lumber amt material and I According to the doctor’s data
not so well at present.
. let the same to the lowest bidder i the grave is located on the east
Mr. Kingsbury well known in which will te much inoro satisfae- bank of the North Fork of the
this section lias just retured from a tory to the taxpaver.
Malheur River, in Malhuer coun-
trip through Iowa, Illinois and In
And now having finished our ty, in Section 33, Township <8
diana He thinks the Mississippi lab rs we thank your honor *n«l ' South, Range 37. E W. M., Il
valley does not compare with the all the officers for courtesies n,,,l I occupies the northwest corner of
beg leave to be discharged.
'the northeast quarter of section
Moat respectfully submitted this 33» 54 steps south of the quarter
Mrs J. W. Shown is said to have
8th day of April 1904
grip but is improving
section rock, an«l eight steps east
Many teams are seen in the fields
the section line. The altitude
1 he best Family Salve.
the grave is 3400 feet, ami it
on a slight eminence alwiut
Farmers face, are smiling and •
and owners of hay ranches have I slant relief from burns, cures cuts, 40 feet above the level of the
■ bruises, sores, ecxema, letter and all roucl, and on the right side of the
smiles from ear lo ear.
1 abrasions of the skin. In buving road as one proceeds up the river.
Bert Bower and family are visit
Witch Hazel Salve it is only neces
The grave is a little over .1 mile
ing in Burna a few days.
sary to see that you get the genuine
Delegates lo the democratic con DeW'itt’a anti a cure ia certain. from Mr. Scott's ranch tn a north
vention from Drewsey stopped in There are many cheap counterfeits erly direction. It is marked bv a
Harney over night.
' <»n the market, all of wnich are | head-alone of volcanic breccia, or
Messrs. Itsker, OU, Shown and worthless and quite a few ’are dan- 1 sand alone, and by a foot stone of
County Supt. Bartlett are intend geroua. while DeWitt’s Witch Hazel the same material. The head
ing to get to Burns for the conven- Salve is perfectly harmless and cures stone. or that portion of it projec
Sold by all ilruggists
ting above the surface, is a bon t 14
inches in heigth, by 11 inches in
Chas Roper, C. A. McMahon and
width, and three inches in thick
Jason Bennett were among the
Comb honoy at Huston ’a.
ness, and bears this inscription. near future. The Argus people
are energetic and enterprising
MRS. S. CHAMBERS,
| and such a daily ^speaks well for
? the public spirit of Ontario busi 4
I ness men.
I CITY MEAT MARKET,
A WONDERFUL INVENTION
le to atti
It is interesting to note that for
s time al
tunes are frequently made by the
) will eel
invention of articles of minor im
portance. Many of the more pop
ular devices are those designed to g BO!.- GN\ SAUSAGE
le call ar
benefit people and meet popular n
Home Sugar Cored
conditions, and one of the most in
teresting of these thathas ever been !
invented is thd Dr. White Electric ;
Comb, patented Jan. 1, ’99 Thèse
wonderful Combs positively cure
dandruff, hair foiling out, sick and
nervous headaches, and when used
Beef sold by th - quarter and
with Dr. White’s Electric Hair
cut up to suit the customer.
Brush are positively guaranteed
to make straight hair curly in 25
days time. Thousands of these
electric combs have been sold in
the varions cities of the Union, and
Order your Building Material from a,!?re"
the demand is constantly increas
ing. Our agents are rapidly be
coming rich selling these combs
They positively sell on sight. Send
for sample. Men’s size 35c, ladies’
50c — (half price while we are in-
trocucing them.) The Dr. While
The Dr. White Electric Comb Co.,
; out wit
All kin s of dry Lumber—Rough and Surfaced—alwtting.
Moulding, Stair Railing, WTn_We
Stool, etc. Also first c lass Sawed Shingles.
j . l ,
ihe Harney Saw
and Shingle. Mill.S
A K. RICHARDSON,d*”*J*
. Good Road.
of C. I
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Horses hoarded by the day. week or
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Mrs. I,. liacino. I’lopt.
la E-.ry y»rtloTU.*T.
Space reserved for Private
Perform a nee trill posi
tively begin at 8:40.
The Ontario Argus now comes
No long waits—Good Specialties
to us daily. It has not yet added between acts by
the complete Associated Press Mrs. Robbins and the little Ribbins
service but no doubt will in the ' Children, 25 et»,
Adults. 50 cis.
liEViNS & MflCE, Propls.
Fresh and Sa!t Mea
The inscription is perfectly
plain, being graven in the rock,
and has not in any way been ob
I pon casual examin
ation the date might be read
Sept. 13, but upon careful inspec
tion it appears that the mark
which might be mistaken for a
“1” is either a defect in the stone,
or an artifact made by the chisel
in smoothing the stone. Besides,
the “d” following the number is
perfectly plain, anti could not be
mistaken for a “th.”
The date has been often report
ed as Sept. i3th. on account of
this detect in the stone, but none
who examine the inscription care
fully can be for a moment in doubt
as to the correct date.
About eight years ago two men
claiming to be prospectors van
dalized the grave by digging into
it, and there remains a trench the
full length of the grave on the
west side of it, and a cross-cut
trench at the head of the grave.
Mr. John Scott says that he visit
ed the grave just after it had been
opened, and from his account
it appeaas that there bad been
a vault excavated in the soft sand
stone to receive the body, and
that it had been covered super
ficially with earth. The men
who made the exhumation claim
ed that they did not find any re
mains of the bod)' in the grave.
Mr. Scott said that all that he
could find was a dark, discolored
streak in the bottom of the vault,
such as one often finds on the
ground where the carcass of an
animal has decomposed and disap
peared. Doubtless the remains,
being so superficially buried were
completely decomposed in the
half-century of their exposure to
the elements. Mr. Scott insisted
that the grave-robbing prospect
ors fill in the excavation they had
made, but they did not do so.
Mr. Scott replaced a portion of
the earth, as best he could with
out tools, and the trench remains
to mark the meanness of the men
who would thus desecrate an his
torical land-mark. The motive
of these men may be understood
when it is known that there are
stories rife to the effect that Mrs.
Chambers was realy buried at
another spot, and that the present
grave was made to prevent the
finding of the “blue-bucket digg
ings, However, it is not likely
that anyone m iking a false grave
would go to the trouble of excava
ting a vault in the stone beneath,
anil beside’, the Itesl available
testimony goes to prove that the
grave describ« d in this article if
the original one.
Dr. Marsden is preparing a
careful drawing in India ink of the
inscription, which together with
the data he has collected, he ex
pects to present to the Oregon
State Historical Society. He will
also make a copy to Iw placed in
the splendid collection of histori
cal curios which is living made bv
Hon. C. W Parrish for the Na
tive Sons of Oregon.
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