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About Heppner gazette. (Heppner, Morrow County, Or.) 1892-1912 | View Entire Issue (April 1, 1892)
OSMERS &JHUGHES HAVE MOVED FROM THE BREWERY TO COLUMBIA BEER HALL, NEXT
Throuih the dollciutlon of friondt, I hereby
nnounce mvnelf a candidate for the once of
ineanor, subject to the decision 01 mo couiuj
democratic convention, Apr. 14, lW.
J. J. Roberta.
LEXINUTON AND KNV1HONS.
ioce, emigratiDR from Illinois. He owns
a valuable ranch, located immediately
north of town, where he lives in peace
and comfort, surrounded by a compe
tence, which is the result of the last eight
years' labor. Mr. Boothby, although
bavins retired from active labor, still
uperinten Is his large farming enter
prise. Mr. Boothby is public spirited in
the fullest sense of the word. He is ever
ready to do anything that will promote
the best interests of the neighborhood.
Would reoommend this country to any
one seeking a home, as it possesses
marked advantages over plenty of other
farming seotions that are regarded first
class. Mr. Boothby estimates the oost of
wheat raising at $4 75 per acre.
The balanoe "f the "city farmers" are
W. B. McAlister, Win. Blair, J. H.
Qaramell, Wm. F. Barnett, M. Owens,
Frank Owens, J. B. Cyphert, Andrew
Beancy, 0. 0. Boon, J. T. Boothby, Eli
Summers and Frank Summers.
Lexington needs more store keepers,
more merchants, more people in
very capacity. This is no re
flection on the present representatives of
the town, for they are all doing the best
they can for the plaoe, but that is not
oougb. There is a grand opening here
for some one with a general merotiandis
iog establishment. A large volume ol
trade could then be scoured from tbe
great area of farming country that is
tributary to Lexington that now goeB
into other business ohannels.
If the reader will follow ns we will
give some idea of whnt the farmers are
doing in the country that surrounds this
promising young town.
Bich la Auricultnral Itesourccs, PictorcQe
in Formation, and "Chuck Foil"
Leaving the busy scenes at Lexington
and driving southwest, one enters the
enterprising farming section known aB
Clarks Canyon. The land slopes grad
ually to the north in gentle waves and
there is little in the general appearance
of the country that implies the propriety
of the rough-hewn title. The first stop
was made at the quarters of
Who has a plensaut pluoe, is well sit
uated for any olass of farming, but is
paying bis attention ohieily to stock rais
ing. Mels has a number of fine horses,
keeps himself pretty busy minding his
own business and is well liked by the
men and woll, the women would like
him, too, if he would tuke the pains to
make their acquaiutanoe.
lunar p arsons
wasunving a line team on the next
ranch, where he has started to build a
home on a quartor-seotiou of good soil;
will break 75 aores. Harry oame here
from the Willamette valley and is Well
pleased with the change.
A little further on, as the shades of
night were falling, we drove into the
J. F. WILMS,
Who lives at home and posscsues tin
happy faculty of making everybody feel
at borne around him. He located three
years ago and has three quarters of fine
land and 125 acres in crop, liaised a
fair on p last year, lias a good supply
of water, a small orchard nud everything
around the place indicates careful man
agement. In regnrd to farming Mr.
Willis said: "To iumire success one must
apply the same rules to farming that he
would to any other busiucHS, The farmer
miiBt raise his own living and he thor
ough about the farm. Land in nut be
deeply plowed and well worked to insure
a crop." Mr. Willis is not inclined to
boaul of his achievements from a furmiug
standpoint, but regards himself us being
very fortunately surrounded by good
neighbors. He oame hero three years
ago in very poor health, but has sinoe
that time Bupportel his family and sur
rounded himself with a comfortable
borne. He does not act like an invalid
at the table, and if good oooking will
save him, Mrs. Willis will bring him
through all right.
A little furlhor down the vallev is to
c. N. I'liCK,
Who located hero nine years since. lie
came from Marquette, Mioh , and has, by
atrict attention to business, acquired
title to a square mile of No 1 farming
laud; has 1H5 aores in orop. Forty aores
of wheat turned out ,UK) bushels; yield
of barley on 40 aores, 33 bushels per
acre; out 2 tons of hay per aero; line
orohard of 100 trees, four years old, in
excellent condition, consisting of apiilva
pears, peaches, plnins, prunes, crab
apples ami a variety of small fruit; had
an abundance of fruit lust year; has an
unfailing Bupply of water, and the situ a
tion admits of irrigation, which trebles
the results iu fruit raising. It's truly
wonderful to note the extraordinary re
sults ut irrigation iu fruit culture. Mr,
I'eck is paying some attention to stock
raising ; has a number of Tolled Angus
and lloUteiu cattle. His fine horses also
show the marks of a careful, prudent
farmer. The only unfortunate feature
about this interesting place is the entire
absence of "women folks." Mr. Peek is
a gentlemun aud a scholar aud there,
don't all speuk at ouoe.
Away down at the lower end of the
canyon you will find
S D. PALM EH
Jogging aloug in his own quiet way. He
never makes much fuss about his work,
end you will find him running 800 acres
of land, 400 in cultivation; average,
wheat, 23 bushels; barley, 27; has seeded
280aores; will summer-fallow 200 acres;
bas an abundance of water, aud thinks
the prospect excellent for a good crop.
ALLEN ( HAiiruKii
Was the next man to stand the test of
interrogation. He said: "I am farming;
Every good thing has its imitators, every genuine article
its counterfeits. The Ammonia and Alum Baking Powders
sold over the counters are no more like Dr. Price's Cream
Baking Powder, than the paste is like the real diamond, or a
counterfeit is like one of the old master's genuine paintings.
When greedy and merciless manufacturers claim their
adulterated and harmful baking powders are as good as Dr.
Price's, they know they are not telling the truth. These
people know they are destroying the stomachs and the com
plexion of the consumers, and there are many grocers recom
mending such powders over their counters knowing same
to be injurious and worthless simply to make a large profit.
Dr. Price, a concientious physician, has spent a lifetime
in perfecting and popularizing his Cream Baking Powder,
the only Pure Cream Tartar Powder now to be obtained.
Multitudes of imitators all over the land have sprung up,
not to imitate the purity of Price's Cream Baking Powder,
but to see how cheap they could make their counterfeits and
hoodwink the public.
Some use Ammonia and others Alum, but all these shams
cry in chorus, "Buy this, its just 0.3 good as Dr. Price's and
Price's Cream Baking Powder is the standard for purity
and perfection the world over, and is beyond comparison.
Dr. Price stands for Pure Food and a foe to all shams.
have three quarters of land; had a passa
ble crop last year; have seeded 70 aores
and will break some Bod; have a nice
little orohard of mixed fruit. The out
look for a crop was never better. This
oountry is good enough for me."
Saw the Gazette man coming and
mounted a horse to esoape the ordeal,
but in turning the corner of tbe barn lot
his cayuse's fore legs beoame tangled
and he saw the futility of trying to get
awny. He said be was farming some
and had thus far managed to make a
good living for himself and family. He
thinks the prospeot above the average.
Has "oodles" of small fruit raspberries,
gooseberries and strawberries, "Come
out some time."
Stopped burrowing long enough to say
that be was putting in a larger orop than
ever, and will break more land if tbe
soason is favorable. Don't think the
prospeot very good. Joe needs the
brigbteniug iulluouoe of a wife and then
he will see things in a fairer light.
Controls a largo traot of land. Will
seed 140 acres; has a good supply of
water and believes there will be a large
Was handling the Uuest 2-year-old colt
seen on the rounds. He is raising some
fine horses. Farm of 480 acres, 200 in
crop; last yoar hud 3,800 bushels of bar-
Icy on 100 acres; average wheat crop, 23
bushels per acre ; prospeot for a orop is Al.
Some time after dark the jaded horse
and driver found a place where hospital
ity will ever welcome the weary traveler.
"Our accommodations are none tbe best,
but you are perfectly welcome to stay,"
the man said; "I've just moved in and
have not got things 'dead to rights' yet."
After a hearty meal aud a "pull" ut an
old cob pipe, wo woro shown to a spa
cious, wcll-furuished sleeping apartment.
"Do you skeer easy?" said our host.
"You see," he put in before we had time
to answer, "they say this house is
haunted, and it you hear strange sounds,
don't bo alarmed." In order to follow
up an ancient practice, we asked as to
the locality, in order to write a letter, so
if anything happened, our wife's people
might at least know where we were on
the fatal night. "You don't seem to
kuow this country," he said, "and mebbe
uever heard about we 'una. This is
Lovers' Lane and the story is a true one
truo as the good book, hits self. There
war a miracluluus beauty a woman jest
chuck full of beauty, botany and loveli
ness, nud she sot the boys wild herea
bouts. No you kaiu't got a peep at bur,
for sho skeduddled lust week. She
ru nned away nud married a rich mer
chant in the oity. Ho keeps a big store
runs a tonsoriul bazaar aud things like
that. Well, this gal was tlue-lookin', and
she knoned it, too. Some of the boys
tried to steal this gal aud carry her off
to UoriUfuy, where good-looking girls
aiu't so plenty as they is here, but I'm
keepin' you up, and Jaue ib calling me
to out some breakfast wood, so good
night." Sure enough, here was a strange story,
and the very room where the marvelous
beauty had been serenaded night lifter
night by the gay Lotharios.
Could it be possiblo that the incident
would furnish tho grouudwork for an
article that might appear iu the great
story paper entitled "Week After Next."
After carefully surveying the room the
light was turned nearly down to the Sun
day night focus, and through the drapery
that fell in rich folds one could see the
beautiful lawn below. The night was
bright us a circus morning and the gen
tle zephyr toyed with the branches of the
magnificent gooseberry treo.
It was only a brief moment of waiting
and one of the gay cavaliers presented
himself near the wiudow aud poured
forth a tale of love that made us feel
much better. Could it be powiblo the
poor oruzy cuss w as stuck on our shape!
No; it must be only a dream a horrible
nightmare. Hear him rave I "Maduliue,
I saw thee, midst tbe buuol'gruss tbe
lowly boy plowed, numarked by thee, a
spirit of joy, and bloom, and freshness,
us if spring, itself, were made a living
thing, and wore thy shape. I saw thee,
mid the tmHsionate heart of man entered
th breast of tbe wild dreaming boy 1 1
and the Real.
grew" At this junoture a voioe from
behind the ourtains, in tones that were
full of tenderness, bade this growing
youth to stop it, as he had already out
grown his clothes by several inches. He
vanished. Then came wandering by a
oreature with hair like gold and pants of
a heavenly blue, tbongb patched at seat
and knee with gunny sack. He, too, was
smitten of the fair one, and would fain
worship ber as did men of old the
golden Hathor in Egyptian fable.
He started from the jump to give us
great chunks. He said: "Lady, by
yonder blossed moon, I swear, I love
thee!" This love business was getting
to be monotonous, and to undeceive tbe
jay, we said: "Sir, your number don't
draw a prize tonight, and yon had best
get a curve on you." He didn't like the
raoket, and would have been as well
pleased if some one had broken a corner
off the blessed moon and beat bim with
it. Hardly had be passed from the stage
of action when another one waltzed up
and began to tell his experience some
thing like this:
I have another life I long to meet,
without which lll'o my life 1b Incomplete.
(Ill sweeter-Hell art thou like me astray
Seeking with all thy heart to lilld the waj
to mine 7
There was no use to tell him that we
stood in with him, for he tooted his toot
and was away before his ears had drunk
a hundred words from our rich bass
voioe. He waltzed gaily over the hill
side to the tune of "Hogs in the Corn."
Tbe next one was more persistent, and
played several short pieces on a harmon
ica as a prelude and then began his story
which ran as follows:
The river hirever glides singiiiR along,
The roue on itH hank hentts down to ItH Hong
Until tt uneoimclously dips
And tho rlHlng wave glisteuB
And kiKHen Its HpH.
Why the wave rises and kisses the rose,
On why tho rose stoops lor thoHe kisses, who
Away (lows the river
Hut whither who knows, who knows ?
Let me bo the breeze, love, that wanders along,
The river, that ever rejoices iu song,
lie thou to uiy fancy the orange in bloom,
The rose by the river that gives its perfume.
Would the Iruit be so golden bo lrugranl the
II no breeze and no wave were to kiss them,
Who knows, who knows ?
He capped tbe olimax and forbearance
was no longer "in it." Seizing tbe first
movable object in the room which chano
ed to be an earthen Egyptiau vase, we
launched it on this young man with un
erring aim and
Down went McUlnty to the bottom of the wall.
Oh he must be wet, for it lilt him you Ijtt,
Dressed In his best suit of clothes.
Sleep was murdered and in looking
over books and albums we found a like,
nees of the lovely oreature, no wonder
the boys all went mad for
Her hair was black ns night,
And her eyes were starry bright,
olives on tier brow were blooming,
Roses red her lips perfuming.
And her step was light aud airy
As the tripping of a fairy.
When she spoke you thought each minute
'Tw as the trilling of a linnet.
When she sang you heard the gush
Of low voiced sweetness like the thrush.
Ami she rang from the guitar
Hw eeter music far
Thau the morning breezes make
Through the lime trees when they shake.
Yes, yon are evidently overdosed with
this gushing and feel inolined to shake
the rubject, therefore to prevent your
getting into a straight by breaking your
orookery on our head, we will drive back
to Clarks Canyon, at tbe bead of whiob
you will find
A new settler, who recently oame from
Marshall Co., Kansas, and has deoided
to try bis fortunes among the bnooh
grunsers. A, M. HARKBAM
Owns five quarters and cultivates 160
aores. Seeded 120 aores last fall. Plen
ty of fruit and a good Bupply of water.
Believes there will be nn extraordinary
orop. iue next ranon is occupied by
T. A. MUSKKLL,
Who located here eight years ago. Has
580 acres with 70 iu orop last year. Will
seed 100 aores aud break some new land.
Plenty of water running through ranch.
Is raising some stock and believes this
to be a good country. Mr. Driskell is
a good eutertaiuer.
Is farming in an adjoining neighborhood
or rather a branch of the Canyon proper.
He owns a square mile of land and
drives fine horses.
SAM C EL l.KFFLEK
Has a comfortable home on a quarter
section with a portion under the plow.
Small orohard aud plenty of water.
Continued on Sd paaf.
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FRANK H. SNOW.
REAL ESTATE AGENT AND
Lexington, Morrow Co., Oregon, April 4, 1893.
J. W. KNOX,
DEAR SIR: In reply to your inquiry would say that
you have been rightly informed. Land is cheap in this
county at present, but conditions and prospects are such
that a sharp advance in values is expected within the
next ninety days. Can now sell you good quarter sec
tions at from $4 per acre upward, according to location
and amount of improvement. Detailed information on
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