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About Lexington weekly budget. (Lexington, Morrow County, Or.) 188?-1??? | View Entire Issue (Nov. 28, 1889)
THURSDAY . . . .NOVEMBER 28, 1889
f WF-This notice marked with a bin pencil
tlt'vatrtt that jrnrtr tubttcripUon ha$ expired, and
if you wink the. paper continued yt should remit
ilte price unfmcripthn at onec.
A llRht shower Just before midnight last
Thursday vlianned to allow, which continued
to full until 8 V. M. on Friday. It molted rap
idlv, no that warmly two Inehes remained on
the ground at that time. During Sunday night
a chiuook wind xpraui; tit and the snow went
where It would do the most good, tienerallv
i-loudv weather has prevailed during the bat
anee of the week, Ltt'ht fog yesterday morn
ing. Temperatures lor the past ween:
7 A. N
7 P. M.
Bull to night.
ltoimt turkey and pumpkin pies.
Constable Boon's house is nearly fin
ished. Ball supper at the Lexington hotel
Bargains in everything at II. McFar
land it (Vs.
Look out fur a blue mark at tho head
of this column.
H. 8. Downing is dangerously ill at his
Jiome near lone.
Kiglit inches of snow fell in the Blue
mountains last Friday.
Portland epicures know the quality of
Morrow county rabbits.
itev. i. K. l'rtink preached in the
Lexington church last Sunday.
The fall crop of babies in Morrow
county is unusually large this season.
Win. Kstes has the lumber on the
ground for a blacksmith shop on C street.
Morrow county 'b tax roll shows a total
taxable property of if I .XW.SlM ; polls, 8.'8.
W. II. Benefiel and family this week
moved into their house on upper Main
In another column Mrs. Kate Pursed,
of Alpine, oilers to rent 2-100 acres of
Charlie Lewis came down on the train
this morning to spend Thanksgiving with
Newspapers for '89, assorted sizeB anil
full weiiht, only 51) cents per hundred
tit this olhce.
The Philtdelphtii first-class
treneial newspaper, and yoiirlocai ..1,ur
for only ifl.oU.
II. McFarland A Co. are prepared to
liny wheat at their platform. Cash paid
according to quality.
If vou want to sell your ranch orclaim,
it will be to your advantage to make the
fact known at this ollice.
Take your five-gallon oil cans to the
City drug store and have thein filled
with coal oil for $1.05 each.
The boys of the Lexinuton gcbool en
joyed the tfiloW while it IhbUhI by eotwl
mg on the hid facing upper 0 street.
The county court of Gilliam offers a
reward of $100 for the arrest and convic
tion of any person guilty of stealing stock
in that county.
One thousand jack-rabbits wanted by
II. McFarland & Co.: to be delivered
on Tuesdays and Fridays. Fifteen cents
each will be paid for them.
If you want to encourage this paper in
its efforts for the developrnentof .Morrow
county, tell your neighbor that the
Buixikt is only one dollar per year.
The many friends of Conductor Kin-
rick were pleased to see him back on the
Willow creek branch last Thursday.
Conductor Kelley returns to the main
In order to reduce their stock of dry
iroods. clothintr. hoots, shoes, hardware,
glassware, etc., H. McFarland & Co. are
now positively offering great reductions
in prices tor cash or wneat.
Kansotn Lieuallen, the blacksmith,
lias been under the weather for the past
week and has been compelled to discos
tinue work in the shop. He will prob
ably bo on deck next week.
F. II. Parsons, who spent the snmmer
in Washington and Idaho, has returned
to Lexinuton, and will stay with Ijib tine
ranch south of town. He says Morrow
county is good enough for him.
The Morrow countv teachers' institute.
which was announced to convene at the
court house this evening, has bjen in
definitely postponed on account of the
irevalence ot diphtheria in lieppner.
Lexington sportsmen have been quite
pticcessful this week, the result being
shipments by H. Mclarland & ( o.
amounting to 182 rabbits, besides quite
a number of cottontails retained by the
The mournful toot of the old played
out "bullgine" on the Willow Creek
branch continues to be heard along the
linn. The old girl has been surprising
herself and everybody else this week by
getting in on tune.
Nels. Magnuson has this week fenced
the lot hack of the Klkhorn stable and
now has plenty of room for a feed yard
He has also fitted up a neat ollice and
sleeping room, where he will be snug
and comfortable this winter.
There are now seventy pupils enrolled
in the Lexington public school. Though
.Mr. Hodson g management of the school
is admirable under the circumstances,
there are too many pupils for one teacher.
lie should have an assistant.
W. Al. Ifoolier used to think it was
drawing it rather strong to say that
wheat led to hogs would bring fl per
liushel. He tried it this fall himself,
however, and realized tust a little short
of $1.5') per bushel. He savg he intends
to keep it up.
After a lingering illness, Miss Mila
Helms died last Saturday at Biggs sta
tion, .Sherman county, w here her parents
reside. .Miss Helms was a niece of Mrs,
Wm. Peuland, of Lexington. Hhe for
merlv resided in this county, and had
many friends here.
Mr. and Mrs. K. T. Carr camn down
by this morning' train to spend Thanks
giving with .Mrs. lionet, lhey were
accompanied by Mr. Carr'g father, who
arrived from Idaho last Saturday. The
latter gentleman hag recently discovered
a rich ledge of silver ore, which prom
isvs 1j be a bonanza.
Pendleton Dally East Oregonlim.
Forty-two arc lights are now in opera
tion. F. II. Kemper is grading and improv
ing his property on Main street, with a
view to erecting two fine residences next
spring at a total cost of $3,000.
L. U. noting, foreman and time-keeper
for Contractor Smith, is in from the
Long Creek road camp. Only a few
hundred yards are yet to be graded and
Smith's contract will be completed.
Chief Joseph, of the ISez 1 erces, who
lives on the Colville reservation, lot)
miles west of Spokane Fulls, arrived in
Pendleton last Saturday on his return
from a trip to Portland in company with
A. H. Chapman of the war department.
Lee Moorhouse, agent at the Umatilla
reservation, accompanied by Chief Hom
ily, Young Chief, Indian Wolf, Peo and
Paiotise, will start for Washington, 1).
C, about December 1st. The object of
the trip will he to hasten the settlement
of reservation matters and the allotment
in severalty of the land.
One of the boldest robberies ever per
petrated in Pendleton occurred lust
Thursday night, in which Mehrboch &
Steusloff, butchers, were victimized.
1 he keys to the shop and safe were
taken from beneath the pillow of one of
the partners, who slept in another build
ing, and fill. 25 taken from the safe.
Middle Fork residents In the John
Day section are busy building a road
from their settlement to connect with
the Long Creek wagon road at the
Grant county line, which is as far as the
appropriation will carry it. Twenty-five
men and teams are at work, and the
whole is done at the expense of the set
tiers themselves, who are bound to have
a good road to Pendleton.
A well-known local wheat dealer who
was interviewed bv an East Oreannian re'
porter as to the condition of the wheat
market, said: "Wheat is dull and in
active, and remains at the same old
figures. One reason for this lies in the
fact that speculators in the product are
holding aloof and refuse to invest heaV'
ily. As the saying goes, they have been
'bit' in their transactions during the
oust vear or so. and as the hurnt child
dreads the fire so do they dread to again
overload themselves with wheat. Heavy
exports from Russia to Kngland also
have a depressing tendency. Many
argue, however, that when Russia's
surplus is exhausted, the home market
will be strengthened."
Pendleton Daily Tribune.
Thomas Hailey, of Pendleton, lias re
ceived his appointment to the clerkship
of the supreme court, his predecessor.
I. i. loung, having sent in Ins resigna
From a reliable source it is learned
that Judge Ison is improving somewhat,
but it is very doubtful if lie ever holds
"not her term ol court. It will he re
meinw,i that Judge Ison was taken
sieic Bonie atro, whila holding t
term of court ut ll.in..,
An engineering partv is locating BUi
vey lines near Umatilla to various points
in the surrounding country for a great
water ditch for irrigating the farms in
the locality. The ditch is one of the
hiirirest schemes conceived for the ben'
etit of the county. It is backed by ade
quate capital ami will he one of the last-
um bunetita ot vi 1 1 1 a 1 1 1 1 a county, it is
expected to be in operation within three
or four months. Although the cost is
not known, it is said that it will require
$10,000 to construct and equip it.
DISTRICT NO. 33.
For the Budget.
The three-months term of the school
in this district, taught by A. S. Furnel,
closed last Friday. The examination
did honor to both teacher and pupils,
Bhowing his ability to teach and their
application and ability to receive in
struction. The speaking was all good,
and the singing was excellent indeed for
juveniles. Appropriate remarks were
made by the teacher and others, after
which an appetizing dinner wag par
taken of by all present. Among the
visitors present were W.C. Owens, Mr.
and Mrs. D. 1). Brown and Mrs. Kate
Furnel. The exercises closed with a
song by the pupils.
Wliiie the above was going on in the
school room the "beautiful snow" was
covering the ground.
Most of the farmers in this community
have finished their fall seeding.
Everybody in this neighborhood seems
to be enjoying good health at present.
Considerable amusement was created
on O street last Monday by the antics
of a Mexican and a trained black bear.
The traveling showman had bis whole
family along, consisting of his wife and
six muchuchos, a Mexican hairless dog,
a spotted mule colt and three common
curs. The bear seemed to be the most
respectable member of the outfit and
was evidently ashamed of the company
he was compelled to keep.
Within the past month there has been
a visible decrease in the number of
farmers who wear a dissatisfied look.
They are feeling better. There seems
to be a general impression that the
coming crop year will be a good one.
Few can give definite reasons for this,
but the weather so far this fall, the gen
eral aspect of things, and the "feeling
in our bones," all go to make men feel
hopeful and even confident.
Pressing the Season.
Charlie and Tom Barnett got out their
sleigh last hrulav. but its career was
brief. James Leach also pressed the
season by driving into town to the music
of the bells, though his little folks, whom
he took home alter school, enjoyed the
novelty quite as much as if the snow had
Ileppner'g public school, churches
and all places of public gatherings are
closed by order of the city council, on
account of the contagious sickness which
is now quite prevalent in lieppner, to
be opened at such time as the council
shall deem it best for the public health.
Last Thursday afternoon the six-year-old
son of Robert Sayer, of Saddle, was
thrown from a horse and sustained a
compound fracture of the left arm above
the elbow. The boy was brought up on
the evening tiain and Dr. Geoghegun
reduced the fracture.
NORTHWEST NEWS NOTES.
Lebanon is to have a $50,000 paper
Scarlet fever is prevalent at Golden-
Wild geese are selling for 25 cents
each at Wasco.
There is room for more farmers in
Tacoma saloons are now compelled by
law to close at 11 p. m.
The Southern Pacific has determined
to fence its road through Oregon.
The Western Union telegraph com
pany will open a local office in Union.
Morrow county is the place for the
The Lexinuton Wkkkly Budget is
working hard for the farmers of Morrow
Twelve or fourteen saloons in Kllens-
burgh will take out licenses at the $1000
a yeur rute.
Wilder Sweet, of Idaho, has been ap
pointed associate justice by the supreme
court of Idaho.
Seattle has about $42,000 of her relief
fund left. It is not yet settled what is to
be done with it.
Home seekers will do well to take a
trip through Morrow county. They will
seek no farther.
Lane county has 115 organized school
districts, with an average enumeration
of 43 pupils each.
Goldendale is making a movement to
inaugurate an electric light system and
new water works.
The Willamette valley is 50 miles
wide and 150 miles long, and contains
(1500 square miles.
Two hunters of the White Salmon
country have sold twenty-six bear skins
in flood Kiver thiB fall.
Eight prisoners are now confined in
the Umatilla county jail at Pendleton,
one on a charge of murder.
The contract for building the Tacoma
court house has been awarded to a San
Francisco firm for $185,000.
There are now three organized granges
in Josephine countv. Hie grange has a
membership in Oregon of 5,000.
Lane countv farmers have 28,000 bush
els of wheat stored at thoirwarehouso in
Eugene awaiting an advance in price.
There are 84 banks in Washington, 73
in Oregon and 22 in Idaho. Thirty-two
of Oregon s are classed as national banks,
A company is being organized in Se'
attle with $250,000 capital, to operate a
line of steamers on Puget sound with
headquarters at Seattle.
The Linn county grange has passed
resolutions against the non-taxation of
city bonds, also against lawyers and
bunkers being sent to the legisluture.
The managers of the Northern Pacific
and Oregon Short Line say that Oregon
has shipped more mutton to eastern
markets this year than during any pre'
,, VOllt nnm of A. M.
rox ',. .Aisappeared from his home in
East Portland, leaving his wife without
means. It is supposed he has gone east.
where lie resided belore coming to Ore
Last Thursday evening Thomas El
liott, a farmer living opposite Independ
ence, while chopping a tree into cord
wood was struck in the right eye and
the eyebull burst by a Btick of wood
An effort is being made to bring Chi
nese into Ctrtir d'Alene for railroad pur
poses, and last week the citizens of
Wardner held a mass meeting and
adopted resolutions opposing their entry
into the Lieur d'Alene.
The total valuation of the assessable
property in Wasco county is $0,500,000,
The tax roll now contains 200 more
names than it did before Sherman
county was cut off. The tax levy is the
same as last year 20 mills.
The recent rains have raised the wate
in the Luckiamute river, and several
million feet of logs there will soon be
floated out. The sawmill at Independ
ence cut nothing but ash lumber for the
Portland market last summer.
Says the Tacoma Wert Coant Trade
A calf was born at Nodine & Rogers
slaughter house last week which was
perfect in every respect, except that it
iiad no front legs. It is healthy, active
and inclined to make a live of life.
From three and one-half acres of hops
a farmer in Polk county cleared a net
profit of $400. He sold at 12'i cents
pound. The ruling price is 8 cents at
present, but even at this low figure hops
are more remunerative than wheat.
Ex-Judge Thomas II. Smith Is seri
ously ill at Alameda, Cal. Smith was
the first sherilf in Oregon and adjacent
territory, his bailiwick then comprising
a great extent of country. Of late years
he hag been a practicing lawyer in Ala'
Silverton has a citizen over 50 yearg
old who hag resided in that city for the
last eleven years, and has not been out
of town farther than two miles in the
whole time. He does not know where
Salem and many other large towns are
The Idaho territorial insane asylum at
Blackfoot was destroyed by lire last
Sunday. There weie (A patients in th
instituttsn, and out of this number tw
men and two women are known to have
perished in the flames. Four others are
missing, and are supposed to be burned
The other day a Walla Walla butcher.
while cutting a hog in two, struck his
knife against some hard substance. On
examination it was found that the knife
had struck a ten-cent piece, which was
firmly imbeded in the backbone. How
the coin got in such a place is somewhat
of a conundrum.
Sturgeon fishing on the Columbia is
in full must, tour firms are now en'
gaged in the business of shipping th
fish east in a frozen condition. One firm
is located at Kaluma, where they shi
their fish over the Northern Pacific
another firm has its headquarters at
Rainier and the other two receive thei
fish at Portland and have them frozen
in the cold storage works.
Recent explorers in the Olympic
mountains say that they abound in elk
and wild cattle, lhe presence of tl
latter is explained thus: A settler about
twenty years ago turned a herd loose in
the interior, intending to return the next
year and gather them up. On returning
he found them hopelessly scattered i
the mountains and abandoned his plun
The cattle have been increasing mulls
turbed ever since and now overrun the
MORROW COUNTY ALL RICHT.
W. M. Booher is one of the bovs who
believes in Morrow countv. and savs so.
He thinks the good times are not far
The Benefiels, father and sons, though
hit pretty hard by the )ivst season, be
lieve that the only way to win is to
stay with it." and thev have nut in 400
acres of wheat this fall.
J. W. Cox. of lone, thinks it is "a
long lane that has no turn," and he be
lieves the turn for the better will
shortly come for Morrow county. He
has in 100 acres of wheat and expects
to cut a good crop.
J. F. Willis, one of the latest settlers
n this vicinity, though he has seen one
of the worst seasons yet known in the
county, is well pleased with Morrow and
Bays lie is here to stay, lie has in 2t0
cres of wheat, and will probably put in
135 more, including barley and eats.
J. M. Kees, of lone, says Morrow
county is all right, and that he is glad
he is here. J. L. Kmcaid, A. It. Smith,
M. Hamlet, J. It. Nunemaker, H. II.
Hoopes and but there's no end to the
list of men who express themselves in
the same way. They are all over the
county. Some are doing well and some
are not, but they believe in Morrow
county and are not discouraged by the
present rather tight times, lhe Hi -hoist
wants to say a word to this kind of men,
which is: Don't keep still about your
faith in the county. Tell it to the de
moralized ones; tell it to the kickers;
tell it to new-comers. That's the way
to make other men feel as good as you
do and to copper the croakers.
MI'IR Near Lexington, November Xith, to Mr.
and Mrs. ueorge P. Mulr. a son.
PARKINS Near l.exi"gton, November Till, to
Sir. and Mrs. H. A. 1'arklus. adnughtcr.
TURNER In Sand Hollow, November 16th, to
Mr. and Mrs. K V. Turner, a son.
COOK On Butter ereek, November 7th, to Mr.
and Mrs. A. J. Cook, a son.
POPl'KN Near Hardman. November Kith, to
Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Poppen, a daughter.
VISCENT-HOTTEL On lllg Butter ereek, No
vember sth, by Kev. Iloskius, Frank Vincent
and Viola Hottei.
HELMS At Illggs Station, Sherman county,
November Kith, Miss Mila Helms, ngeu. 3D
GEO. P. MOltGAN,
(Lute Chief Clerk U. 8. Land Ofllcc)
THE DALLES, OR.
Itootn O, Limit Olllco Hullilins.
RI.Y ADMITTED TO PRACTICE
lal Laud Olllcea anil nenart-
ments at Washington under provisions of the
circular of the General Laud Ofllee, approved
USteh 1U, in7.
If You Have Lost a Land Right,
Or have had trouble about your laud,
WRITE to :m:ei
I C1IAKGE NOTHING
able to help
and mur be
If I take ur raso I mil willing to
wail until the work is sueeessfully done before
my fee is due.
YOU WILL FIND
J. W. KKDFORI), Pkopr.
rilllE TABLB IH ALWAYS HfPPLIKI) WITH
1 the best In the market. Caret
paid to the wauls of guests. No Chinese- em
ployed. Tho house Is kept In the neatest au
Board, pkr Wkbk $4 00
Hoard and Loikiino 5 00
HlNOLK Mkai.8 25
Lodhinok. 25 AND 50 CTK.
J. W. LIEUALI.KN, 1'rop'r.
Choice ItoaiitH and Teiulvr Steulm
Cut to Order.
THE BEST AND THE JSE8T ONLY
KPT CONHTAHTLY OK HAND.
T PRESENT I HAVE TIEKP ONLY, RUT
i t soon to keen Motion, fork, Hail
lied lleef, Hinokeil Hams. Pholllilers
and Hides. My prlcen will he found reaion
aMe. Farmern furiihlicd with Meal 111 imu
lit at low rale. '
Don't let this opportunity pass to pur
chase your Fall Supplies cheap.
We are Offering
For the Next 30 Days in Our Entire Stock.
BAKGAINS IX DRY GOODS,
BARGAINS IX HOOTS AXD SHOES,
HAKGAIXS IX CLOTHING,
HAKGA1NS IX HARDWARE.
HIGHEST MARKET PRI"r PAID FOR WHEAT.
H. MoFARLrtND & CO.,
DRY GOODS, BOOTS AND SHOES!
CHEAP FOR SPOT CASH1
Northwest Corner of Main
THE CITY DRUG STORE,
lex ixa rox, on 1:0 ox,
(DR. E. T. GEOGHEGAN, Pharmacist and Manager.)
KEEPS A FULL STOCK OF PORE DRUGS AND MEDICINES!
TOILET ARTICLES, CHOICE PKKrTMEllY, NOTIOSH, HCHOOL 1IOOKH, BTATIONERY,
CONFECTIONERY, CUTLERY, PUTTY PAINTH, OILS, GLASS, Em, Etc;.
A FINE LINE of TOBACCO and CIGARS.
The Flnevt Hraiid ol WIi:N and I.UH OH for Medicinal I'urpoee.
gtf PRESCRIPTION! CoMKol Nimii Day nrt Nioiit.-1
OLYMPIA S. MURRAY, M. D,
HAS PRACTICED OS THE PACIFIC COAST
for tho pant twenty-live yean. A llfe
tlinodevoted to tho utility of female tronlile.
their ratine! and curra. I have thoiinatida of
tentlmonlalii of permanent enrea from the bent
people 011 thla I'OKHt. A positive Kilaralilee to
permanently enre any eaHe of female weak
nevii, no matter how Ionic utandlnK or what the
laie may he. harui' reiiKonaliiu and within
the reaeli of all. For the hein llt of tho very
poor of my hps w ho are milferliiK from any of
the (treat multitude of allmeiitu that follow In
the train of that terrlhle dUeaHe known an
female weaknenn, and who are not aide Ut pay
for treatment, I will treat free of eharire.
C'onaultatlon bf .flail tree
All porrcuporidenee ntrletly roundentlnl.
MedlrlneR parked, Itoxed and Merit by exprem.
with rharirea pre-paid for "home" treatment,
with Npeellie dlreetloiia for hi;. If you are
mirTerliiK from any female, trouble, periodi
cally or coimlantly, addreaa
OLYMPIA S. MURRAY, M. D.,
EAST PORTLAND, ORKIiON.
THE EMPIRE AGENCY
WILL PAY AOKNTH A
A DURESS, WITH STAMP, THE
J V Alfeni-y, Walla Walla, W, T. P
(), bolt iv.i.
A !X AfTOI'STH AKK NOW DTK.
i vail nii'l m ule 1111 ut once. I mini"! iu
(ill nit mi on wuiu.
C Streets, Lexington.
for tha I.lrcr.
"CToo Climax Blttoro
lor Ilia lllood.
TToe Climax Bitters
tor tits Momachi
THE KING OF ALL BITTERS
l!l.ooi, I.iVKii, Stomach and KowkL
For Sale by R. C. WILLS, lone,
STOCK HORSES FOR SALE
AT $IH PER 1IEAH
J. W. I.IKUAM.KN, Uxinizton, Or.
A ST Ell-EASTERN AND WESTERN
furinim to know that In Morrow eounty
eau be found free vai-alil laud and Improved
rbilnot for Kale elieup, and that the boll heru
i.aiiliot be e.eelled.