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About The Times-herald. (Burns, Harney County, Or.) 1896-1929 | View Entire Issue (June 5, 1909)
The Official lpor ot Hnmoy County
hat the largoit circulation and Isono cj
llio boat 'advertising modtumt In Kmtctn
Covers an nrcn of 0,428,800 He let of
Innd, 4,031,051 ncrcn yet vacant aiibi-cl
to entry under llio public land law of
tho United Btalci.
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.BURNS, HARNEY COW IT, OREGON, JUNE 5, 1SC0
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IE BLUE BUCKET MINE
r of Mysterious Gold Find Again
Dug out and Published
tS. GARY FINDS OLD CLIPPING
)pcrly Sought by Many Adventurous Men, But was Never
roundThought to be Somewhere in Tills LocalityThe
Fabulous Find Now Considered a Myth by Sonic People.
Carey of eastern Oregon where tho tar buckets had hung. "
Ihes the Express with the Another asked, "what did they
ing letter, clipped from tho
ly uemocrat, whtcn must
'appeared in that paper
years ago or niere:
Itors Demecrat: Seeing two
items in your paper about
mines, the writers must
all the old settlers dead;
top, there is ono pioneer
that crossed the plains in
land was a't the lost camp
iking hollow, as some called
account of tho dead cattle
aw the nugget of gold that
Marlen found on a gravel
a dry branch.
phen Meek, a brother of the
hied Joe Meek, was our
He had been leaving at
tone ot his camps a note
kg the distance to the next
The note was covered
loose dirt and a stake stuck
by it He stated that there
rater in ten miles. Wo tra
fall next day before we got
rater a spring that ran
; 40 rods and sank into the
id. This was tho lost camp.
at or near the sand or
desert Our pilot then
out to find more water.
as gone two days ana one
bur found no water.
i he "ot back his tongue was
a d so dry he couldn't
until he got some water.
iras m tne secona or tniru
r that got to the spring.
we got there the water
little thin. By the time
ead of famishing cattle got
i spring the water was too
to stir with a stick. By
time there was excitement
ip, and most of the men
out in every direction to
they could find water.
ad to find water or perish.
a man came in the ones at
would meet him to know if
Sid found water.
iry Marlen went to look for
The wagon he drove was
tto father's. When Marlen
ack there was three or four
?near his wagon, all anxious
aw if he had found water.
ftid he had been up the dry
to every bunch of willows
earch of water. Ho then
out of his pocket a yellow
i of metal, which was pass-
pound to each one to look at.
said it looked like gold; an-
said gold was not found in
but in fine dust. Marlen
took the iron wagon ham-
and placing the lump on the
6n tire hammered it. It was
able like all virgin gold. He
put it into his pocket Our
thoughts were water, water,
ire would perish. I did not
itny clear water for four days
nights, only what ran tho
its of tho pitiful women and
Tlin ailr nnrl nrtsit nntiii.
M. IIU RlVU 1411 lJfl bt VMVU'
it were dying did not have a . ahead of
of water to cool their parch-
ter seeing these heart-ren-
do with their gold?" "Oh," said
he, "tho roads were rocky and
knocked tho buckets to staves
and lost tho gold."
Stephen Meek said this dry
creek had had running water in
it until thnt year, it being a very
WARNING. FROM FISH WARDGN.
State Master Fish Wnrdon Mc
Allister is sending out warnings
all over tho state to all persons
or firms operating irrigating
canals or ditches that they must
comply with tho law regarding
the protection of tho young sal
mon. The new lnw which has
just gone into cfTect requires
that all irrigation ditches must
be screened at tho inlet with n
certain prescribed sot of screens
to keep the young salmon from
pouring into tho ditches and
being borne out onto tho land
that is being irrigated whero
millions of the little fellows have
been allowed to die and rot as
the water evaporated.
Many complaints have come
to Warden McAllister from dif
ferent parts of tho state that
irrigation concerns are not obey
ing the law and that there is tho
same danger to fish that there
always has been. The deputy
wardens under Mr. McAllister
have all been notified to see that
these notices were properly post
ed and to prosecute any future
violations of tho law. The pen
alty is a fine of from $50 to $500
and imprisonment from 10 to GO
The above clipping was handed
us by Deputy Fish Warden Mace
with a request to call attention
to this law. Mr. Mace desires
all who are in any wise effected
by this law to make preparations
to comply with it He has writ
ten for particular instructions as
to tho size or meshes of the
screen to be used and will notify
all concerned upon request
Whilo this matter may seem
of little importance locally it
must be complied with and tho
sooner people understand this
the better for all concerned.
All eyes are on tho Portland
Rose Festival, that opens Mon
day, June 7th, and lasts tho
whole week. During the coming
fow days tho city will bo bravo
with festival decorations and
homago will bo paid to tho queen
of flowers by her thousands of
devotees. Bigger attendance
than ever before is promised.
Tho parade will outdo anything
bogging for boforo attempted and other at-
J-unnllAMn V U'stnt ml ntnnl iirlll r
biillllU110 ill L vmiVill Vvvlv iT'll Ww
former efforts, Infor
mation received by tho manage
ment indicates an unusual move
ment of tourists this way, while
suffering my- out-of-town peoplo aro expected
thor chariot and harness races at
tho Country Club will follow on
Saturday, tho final day, and tho
annual Bpccd contests of automo
biles will bo hold. On Saturday
night there will bo a grand elec
trical pagent and tho festival
will end in n blaze of glory.
Theso aro but a fow of tho at
tractions of tho week, for dvory
ono will bo on tho qui vivo to en
tertain tho Festival guests.
Oregon peoplo are asked to
name tho Harriman twins, the
two fino new 5000-ton steamships
now being built for tho Portland
San Francisco run. Moreover,
tho ono who suggests tho best
names for tho two boats will bo
given n pnzo ot $5U Anyono
living in Oregon is invited to sug
gest nnmes tho only requirement
being that tho proposed titles
shall bo characteristic of the
state and appropriate to' tho now
steamers. Tho names should
suggest some well-known featuro
of tho slnto and bo lipical of
Oregon. In case a single name
is selected from two different
competitors, thc$50 will be divid
ed. R. ItSchwerin, admiral of tho
Harriman Pacific fleet, with offi
ces at San Francisco, has asked
tho peoplo of tins state to oxer
ciso their ingenuity
fitting names for the now boats.
Each ono who trlc'sifor tho $50
should give his or her full name
and address, together with rea
sons why tho titles suggested nro
characteristic of this state, and
letters should be addressed to J.
W. Ransom, San Fntncigco &
Portland Steamship Co., Ains
worth dock, Portland. Tho com
petition will close Juno 15lh.
Rear Admiral Ijichi, in com
mand of tho Japanese training
ship squadron, will bo entertain
ed in Portland, together with his
officers, on Juno 7th with a re
ception and banquet. In tho
morning tho Japanese admiral
and his 13 fellow officers of tho
fleet will bo taken in hand by
their fellow countrymen hero and
in tho nf tcrnoon tho naval officers
will bo driven about tho city by
tho leading business men. The
sight seeing trip will bo followed
by a reception and banquet nt
night at tho Portland Hotel.
Preparations to give tho visitors
a warm welcome nro now boing
SA YS PORTLAND SLEEPY
Calmly Snoozes While Neighbors Se
cure Her Natural Birthright
PORTLAND JOURNAL IS PRAISED
Lakcvlcw Iixnmincr Thinks Oregon's Metropolis is too Slow
And Will Allow SoulheastAi Oregon Trade to be Diverted to
California Pavors State I&jfiRnllroad as Relief to Situation.
The Lnkoview Examiner says;
Tho PortlAnd Journal is no fool,
it docs not require a sledge-ham
mer to drive an idea into its
head, which is so palpable the
iamcntablo condition of its es
"The Journal very clearly ob
serves tho path, into which tho
apathy of Portland has been
blindly pursuing the even tenor
of itfl wny, utterly oblivious of
tho fact that thnt path was beset
with rivals, who seek to maintain
in selecting I -tni!1 witn Ea8trrn Oregon. It
uciiuyvb mm nuirms vigorously,
that stale pride should make a
strenuous cirort to obtain the
trade cast of the mountains, but
which, instead, is going and will
continue to go to California and
Novada rivals in tho business
world Tho Journnl recognizes
theso untoward conditions for
Portland.s future welfare, and
voices itself in vigorous English,
while its esteemed contemporary
is uttering platitudes about the
awful primary law, Statement
No. I and other things, all detri
mental to tlio grafting politicians,
but which nro of greatest benofit
tojhe common peoplo!
The people of eastern Oregon
naturally look to Portland for .ra
tion a vassal province of Califor
nia. How do Portland and Ore
gon like tho prospect?"
Meanwhilo "tho greatest pa
per of tho Pacific Coast," and its
twilight progeny, pits supinely,
holplcss, voiceless, while a city
is being despoiled of its birth
right by a modern buccaneer!
Nero also fiddled whilo Rome
A UISTKGSSIN0 ACCIDENT.
A FIXED PRICB ON TIMBER LAND
fin Mtrt ntVim linml ?n nnana
lief -from tho JnloIorablo-wi4whT,.,trli-8hoi?inhntho entiy.
NOTES FROM SUNSET.
I forgot about the lump of to flock in largo numbers. Uho
metal until tho fall of 1848 city plans to keep open house for
I went to tho gold mines . tho week and all visitors will bo
California. There I found made welcome.
3ts of gold, just like tho ono Monday, tho opening day, will
"Henry Marlen found near,bo "Home Coming Day" with a
icamp. I hammered them spectacular night pageant. Tho
they were just like tho nug- Roso show will open on Tuesday
iiat Marlon found, I was sat-, and there will bo a grand electric
that it was gold. parade. Tho louowing oay mere
Blue Bucket mine got its will bo a competitive roso exhibit
in this way: Somo men and an automobile parado in tho
talking about gold being 'afternoon. On Thursday tho
kl on tho "Meek's cutoff." horso and vehicle parado will bo
man did not believe it, given with anight pageant, "Tho
jso ho had not seen tho Spirit of tho Gdlden West." On
He said to make it look Friday business firms of tho city
isonable, "Yes, the gold was will keep open houso and extend
sntiful tho women and child-.welcome to visitors. Races at
JHcked up blue buckets full , tho Country Club in tho after-
liung them on the wagons, noon will delight visitors, v ur-
Portcr Nnsh went to Burns
Monday to call on the dentist
Prof. Raymond came over from
his homestead on Silver creek
last Saturday. He will do some
clearing on his desert claim.
Mrs. C. V. Reed is at homo
again after a visit to Diamond
whers her husband is working
for Sid Comegys on tho road.
Miss Neva Hoddcr has finished
her school in tho Parker district,
and is again at home. Sho ox-
pects to start for Pendleton about
July 1 and she will also see the
A. Y. P, fair before roturning to
her work nt tho KuiihcI school
room next fall.
W. A. McKee disposed of his
interest in tho well drilling outfit
to Walter Hodder. Mr. McKee
will stay in Burns this summer.
Mr. Henney has put up a wind
mill on hirplaconnd will irrigato
Mr. Walker a Into arrival from
Idaho is helping Bob Sottlcmyro
handle somo bronchoes.
R. D. Stxhl and W. G. Hoddcr
nro clearing 30 acres of land on
Mr. Gardner's desert claim.
Wnltcr Hodder tool; hih drill to
Burns last week, I. S. TyWwill
work with him.
Aleck Barron is working for
Jttmc,3 Smith in Burns.
W. R. Dawson and Bert Porter
have their now grubbing machino
in working order. There will bo
no sagebrush loft in the vnlloy
by fall if somo ono don't Btop
Mr. Griflln from Narrows whs
in tho valley on business Sunday.
Many recarknblo cures of stom
ach troubles have beon effected
by Chamberlain's stomach and
liver Tablots. Ono man who had
spont over two thousand dollaVa
formedicino and treatment was
cured by a fow boxes-of theso
tablots. Prico 25 cents, Sam
ples freo at all good dealers.
Hon to which tins part of the
state has been subjected by the
Harriman bunch. But, our voice,
calling out of tho wilderness, has
fallen upon deaf cars! Instead
of a vigorous enmpaign that
would arouso tho business men of
thnt Sleepy Hollow town, by what
is supposed to bo the chief
mouthpiece of the Pacific North
west, aro fed upon political bomb
como dnting back to tho saurian
ago! When tho peoplo nt Inst
became aroused to a realizing
sense of tho condition of Oregon,
so far as concerns tho railroad
question, and took steps to rome
dy tho evil, then this great organ,
of reaction, blind as the toads re
cently rudely released in Colora
do from their rocky embrace of
a million or more years, sets up
a howl that reaches from Dan to
Bersheebn, that it was a mon
strous idea, socialistic, and child
ish, to think of a state built or
state owned or state operated
railroad; that poor Mr. Harriman
must not bo spurred to action;
that ho must not bo harried to
anger, poor patient fellow, and
when he gets good nnd ready
ho will givo Eastern Oregon need
ed railroads! So ho will, but not
for tho benefit of Portland, you
poor old innocent!
Tho journal, however, sees the
real and ultimate trend of affairs
and says, pointedly nnd firmly,
that unless Portland awakens
from its lethargy, and makes nn
effort itself to reach this Great
Inland Empire thnt our futuro
enormous trndo which should he
mado subservient to tho wolfnro
and upbuildong of Portland will
bo taken from her and handed lis
a lieu gift to San Francisco. It
well and truly says: "Harriman
is now plunnig to carry all tho
traffic of southern Idaho, Enst
orn Oregon nnd much of Mon
tana direct o San Francisco by
way of Klamath Falls or that
other branch of tho Sacramento
river," which latter monnii tho
head waters of tho Pitt rivor nt
Tho Journal, with tho feeling al
most born of despair, further
"Oregon and Portland may
hopo and wait for Mr, Hurrimnn.
If they only wait long onough
and sit supino onough they will
seo their birthright Blip away.
They will peg tho great output of
products from tho irrigated nnd
unirrignted zones of tho ast in-
lnnd diverted to finn Frhnnlsno.
'and Oregon mado in trailsporta-
S. A. D. Puter returned yester
day morning after nn extended
tour of tho East, in tho courso of
which he visited Washington D.
C, where hcrcmnincd some time
says n Portland exchange. While
in tho National capital, Puter had
several interviews with Secretary
of the interior Bnlhngcr nnd Com-
"missioncr of the Genernl Land
Office Dennott, and Was inform
ed thnt it will be tho future
policy of their departments to
make a rigid investigation of nil
public land claims concerning
which there is tho slightest sus
suspidion of fraud, und where
there is evidenco to indicato that
the land laws havo not been fully
complied with, such entries will
bo hold for cancellation.
man has made an earnest effort
to comply with tho laws and
othcrwiso net in good faith in tho
desiro to acquire a portion of the
public domain, such purposes will
receive proper recognition, nnd
finnl title issued with as little de
lay and nnnoyance as possible.
Commissioner Dennett assured
Puter that his department had
about $1,000,000 nvailablo for
this purpose, which has only
recently been granted by Con
gress, nnd that a largo force or
special agents is boing sent into
all tho public land states, parti
cularly tho pacific Northwest,
with tho object of investigating
On tho subject of appraisement
of timber lands as a condition
precedent to acquiring title un
der tho net of Juno 3, 1878,
known commonly as tho timber
and stone law, Puter says tho
Commoner expressed some doubt
ns to tho advisability of such a
proceeding, and intimated that
his recent action in making the
ruling that timber lands should
be sold on tho basis of its ap
prnisment, was to prevent their
wholesale acquisition as specula
tors and wealthy syndicates.
Dennett inclines now to tho opin
ion that it would bo preferable
to sot a fixed prico"of $5 nn aero
for this character of land, and
roquiro a deposit of $50 ns an
evidence of good faith nt tho
time of making entry, this
amount to go ns a credit on tho
purchnso price. Ho thinks this
would lmvo a tendency to sup
press fraudulent operations to a
largo oxtont, and impose no par
ticular hardship on honest entry-men.
Tho dangerous grade in North
Dnllas running from tho South
ern Pncific track on tho top of
tho hill to tho county rond below,
was the scene of n most painful
nnd distressing accident last Sun
day afternoon, and Mrs; T. V. B.
Embreo and Mrs. Waller Sellers
seriously injured. It is a wonder
that a fatal accident has not oc
cured there before, us there is
nothing to prevent such happen
ing at nny time, especially since
so many nutos are going up and
In the accident yesterday R.
E. Williams, our bank president,
in company with Tracy Staats,
were coming into town in his
now Cadaliac. Mrs. Embrce and
daughter were ascending the hill
in their one horso buggy. The
sudden apparition of the auto
forcing its attention upon tho
horse, scared him and ho wheel
ed nnd threw the ladies out. Mrs
Embreo was thrown violently on
the side walk, in such n manner
as to horribly mutilate her face,
gashing it in every direction, and
nlso breaking her loft wrist The
shock of falling was not an in
considerable one, as she is rather
portly. Her daughter, Mrs. Sel
lers, got off more lucky her only
injury being a severe shock, a
broken rib, and numerous bruis
es. As many were on their way
to the base ball park, plenty of
assistance was speedily at hand
for tho injured. They were taken
into Henry Dimmick's house, ad
joining tho scene of the nccident,
nnd made as comfortable as pos
sible until the arrival of Drs.
Bolinmn nnd Cary, where after
first aid was rendered, they were
taken home. Dr. Embreo was in
Falls City, and Mr. Williams sent
Tommy Magers after him in his
nuto, tho trip there and back be
ing made in record time, an hour
and five minutes. Polk County
LADIES' NCEKWEAR FOR SPRING 1909.
Embroiderled Linen Collars, Lace
Collars and Bows, New Ascots.
Call and see our new Waistings & Wash Materials
We are showing the strongest
spring line of Ruching, Neckwear,
Ladies Belts, Silk, Net and Lawn
waists ever brought to Eastern
Something new in Sorosis Un
derskirts in ;Silks and Satines
We handle exclusive patterns in the
above and nothing shown by us is
handled in the Interior.
AH Waists, Neckwear, Belts and
Underskirts are selected from
New York stocks and are Spring
Brown's Satisfactory Store.
The Harney Valley Brewing Co.
HPjjltcg Socles "$7IT"ifc3r
Family Trade Solicited FreeDellvery
T. E. JENKINS, Manager
Any mother who has had ex
perience with this distressing ail
ment will bo pleased to know that
a euro may bo effected by apply
ing Chamberlain's Salvo as soon
as the child is done nursing.
Wipe it oft with a soft cloth be
fore allowing the bnbe to nurse.
Many trained nurses use this
Balvo with best results. For
sale by all good dealers.
I will hold regular auction sales
on tho first and third Saturdays
of each month nt the C. A. Sweek
barn in Burns. Bring in any
thing you have for sale and get
your money for it Special at
tention given to sales in the
V. T. Smith,
All parties owing Lewis & Gar
rett, or Simon Lewis aro hereby
notified that all theso accounts
are in tho hands of our attorney
C. II. Leonard for collection and
settlement. Persons indebted to
us will please settle tho samo
with Mr. Leonard at once.
J. T. Gakkett.
Edison Phonographs and re
cords for Bale at Lunaburg &
oil piintliiK Tlio Tlnu'H Horuld
II You arc Worth $50,090 Don't Read Thli.
This will not interest you if
you aro worth fifty thousand dol
lars, but if you cannot afford to
employ a physician whon you
have an attack of diarrhoea, you
will bo pleased in know that one
or two doses of Chamborlain's
Colle, Cholera and Diarrhoea Re
medy will euro it. This remedy
has been in uso for many years
and is thoroughly reliable,
Prico 25 cents. For Bale by all
Just arrived: A comploto lino
of Roofing, Sheathing, water
proof Sheathing and Stringed
Harney Co, Imp. & Hdwo. Co,
Job prinling--The Times-Hondo"
A Corking Story
of our Navy, by Robert Dunn,
the well-known war correspond
ent, with pictures by KtUThu
daiii., the nun who threw such
a scare into the naval authoiitica
hit years six other line stoni-i
of assorted kinds', four arti
cles that mean things two of
which were written for the spe
cial purpose of saving ,! mon
ey bright, crisp humor all
bound in a ttirring Mc-i.orial
D y cover that's the
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and W. C. Byrd.
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The patronage of all guests under the old management
Rates $1 a day, $6 a week, $24 a month
H 'nderson Elliott, Propt.
the Utit on
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Cough Remedy and find it to bo
tho best on tho market," says
E. W.Tardy,editor of tho Sentinel,
Gainsboro,Tonn. "Our baby had
several colds tho past winter and
Chamberlain's Cough Remedy
always gavo it relief at once
and cured it in a short time. I
always recommend it when op
portunity presents itself."For
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Job printing Tho Times-Herald.
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