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About Lexington weekly budget. (Lexington, Morrow County, Or.) 188?-1??? | View Entire Issue (Feb. 6, 1890)
THURSDAY FEBRUARY 6, 1890
gThis notice, marked with a blue pencil in
dicates that your subscription has expired, and
if you with the paper continued you should remit
the price 0 subscription at once.
The prevalent cloudy wenthcr has continued
through the past week, with light showers on
Saturday and Sunday and a soaking ruin just
before dark on Monday evening. Seventeen
drops fell on Tuesday, and yesterday the suu
broke through the cloudu, appearing again to
day. Temperatures for the week:
7 A. M. 1:
Saturday ,. 4H
The robins have returned.
Did you ever raise any Egyptian corn ?
Fall-sown grain is in first-class condi
tion. Much spring grain will be sowed this
Arlington has an amateur minstrel
A new green carpet already covers
A lurjje acreage of sod will bo broken
. I. : :
Howshares will not rust much more
Lexington needs another general mer
Experienced farmers eay that oats
should be sowed at once.
Mush made from ground Egyptian
com is the boss breakfast dish.
Spring sowing on summer-fallowed
ground lias already commenced.
Now is the time to plant a few trees
and muke the farm look like homo.
Sample copies of this paper free to
any address. Drop us a postal card.
Ground sipiinels have commenced
coming out to see if the winter is over.
Siillioient Egyptian corn seed to plant
three acres can lie obtained at this ollioe
for 25 cents.
Try Egyptian corn, and you will never
let another season go by without raising
a patch of it.
WaUelee's squirrel exterminator can
now be obtained in any quantity at the
City drug store.
W. J. Alattingly, representing the
Frank Ilros. implement company, is in
town this week.
Business men seeking a new location
nre invited to take a look at Lexington
and the surrounding country.
Fanners say that the present season
dp to date is tbo most favorable for
grain that has occurred for five years.
J. W. Mitchell, of Ella, was in town
yesterday. He reports the grain in his
neighborhood as growing and looking
H. B. Hope is again on deck at the
planing and chop mill. With both water
and sleam power available, he is now
prepared to execute orders with dis
patch. Don't forget the masquerade ball at
lone to-morrow night. Preparations
have been made for a large attendance.
Good music has been engaged and a fine
supper will be served.
Hugh Worthington, who spent the
winter with relatives in Lexington, re
turned to his home last Tuesday morn
ing. During his stay Hugh made many
friends among the young people, who
hope for his return.
Owing to washouts, landslides and the
accident of last Sunday, no mail has
been received here from Portland or
San Francisco since last Friday. Tele
graphic communication has also been
broken during most of the time.
Jacob Bortzer, of Shelby, was in Lex
ington last Tuesday. He says that the
fall-Bown grain in bis neighborhood
came up before the snow fell and is now
well advanced and in a flourishing corp
dition. He will plant some Egyptian
corn this season.
During the present favorable weather
no time is being wasted by those farm
ers who mean business. Plowing has
been commenced in earnest, for which
the ground is now in the best possible
condition, except in spots on old ground
where it is yet too sou.
Last Monday, while the children of S.
White, at Saddle, wore playing in the
door van), his nino-vear-olu boy acci
dentally struck the little girl's right
band with the blade of an aw, cutting
quite a gash. The little one was brought
to Lexington and the wound dressed
In almost the exact center of Morrow
county, surrounded by a farming region,
occupying one of the finest town Bites in
eastern Oregon, and with nattering pros
peuts lor the future, Lexington is now
one of the best points in which a usi
ness man of energy and foresigti
N. B. Williams, of Jordan Fork, was
in town yesterday, lie says tall-sown
grain in his neighborhood is looking
well, and be has yet to learn of any that
was injured by the winter. He has even
seen oats that have volunteered this sea
son, and when oats endure the winter
there need be little fear for the wheat.
Death of Harrison Russell.
Harrison Russell died last Sunday at
his borne near Lexington. He was a
good neighbor, husband and father, and
his death will be regretted by a large
circle of friends. The funeral took place
last Monday from the Lexington church.
As the deceased was a member of the
United States army during the civil war.
delegations from Rawlins post, G. A. R.
nnil i '..mtniiv ll nf this iiliici! attended
and the soldier's parting salute was tired
over the grave.
A farmer gives this method for grow
ing seedless melons: When the vine is
three feet long bury the middle of
four inches deep, and let it remain until
it takes root, llien cut tne vine oe
tweon the main root and the new one
Watermelons on the fine with the new
Toot w ill be seedless.
DEATH AND DESTRUCTION
A Repair Train Plunges Through
a High Bridge.
FOURTEEN MEN CO DOWN TO DEATH.
Railroad Communication Suspended Be
tweeen The Dalles and Portland.
A terrible accident occurred last Sun
day on the Union Pacific, between Bon
neville and Portland, the particulars of
w hich as near as can bo learned from
available sources of information are as
follows : A number of landslides, caused
by the melting snow, had occurred along
the line, and a work train was repairing
the breaks and pushing toward Port
land. Near Bonneville, which is oppo
site the Cascades, there was a trestle
about seventy feet high spanning a trib
utary of the Columbia river. Under
mined by the rushing waters, the bridge
was at that moment a bridge in name
only, though remaining in place and ap
parently safe. Toward this death-trap
approached the ropair train, consisting of
engine No. (( with its tender, a caboose
and three work cars and occupied by
workmen, all unsuspicious of the fate
awaiting them. The scene of death and
destruction that followed need not be
described. It is sufficient to say that
the entire train made the fearful plunge
and that fourteen men were either in
stantly killed or fatally wounded, be
sides several others seriously injured.
The accident was seen by a man some
distance in the rear of the train, who
ran to Bonuovillo and informed the op
erator at that place. Portland was im
mediately called upon for assistance and
a wrecking train sent to the scene.
The track is described as being in an
impassable condition for at least twenty
miles, landslides and washouts being
numerous and destructive. At present
it is not known how long it will take to
make the necessary repairs so that
traffic may be resumed. It is probable
that river steamers will bo temporarily
employed below The Dalles. The Co
lumbia and its tributaries are rapidly
rising, and it is feared that still further
damage will occur.
For the Bcdokt.
Straw is selling at $3 per ton on Eight
Win. Huguewood lias been quite sick
during the past week.
Several Fairview neighbors are dig
ging wells this winter.
The debating society meets every Sat
urday night witli a good attendance.
Stella, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. S. S.
Downing, aged about nine months, died
on January 2Iid.
S. N. Warfield and Wes. McNabb are
feeding their stock at Young's springs,
on Eight Mile.
Stock is wintering well, considering
the shortness of grass. So far but few
have died in this vicinity.
J. P. Rhea is stall feeding quite a
number of four and tive-year-old steers
for the early spring market.
Charles Chrisman and S. N. Warfield
are proud ana happy papas, being the
fathers of recently born sons.
Wm. Iiecket is tbo boss hunter of this
section. Lately in a match hunt he
brought in over thirty rabbit scalps.
Harry Hamilton started last week for
Modoc county, Cal., where be will cleric
in a store. Harvey will make a boss
Revs. Keithly Bales and Frank Ad-
kins have been holding union meetings
at Liberty Bchool house, which have
been well attended. Chinook.
Faikview, January 31, 18'.K.
For the Budget.
The influenza has about lost its grip
in this neighborhood.
A hivu time was had at the dance at
S. P. Haney's on Friday night last.
The chinook has done its work in good
shape, and several plows started to-day
Sid Jones started two plows to-day,
and Joseph Dollarhido will start two
The w heat crop was not damaged by
the freeze in this section, as far as can
Several of the boys have secured roller
skates and amuse themselves in the
Shiloli school house.
Jeorge Caviness has struck a good
water on bis ranch ut a depth
of sixteen or eighteen feet. Let the good
work go on, and in a few years every
ranch on the bunehgrass will have a
gooil well. .
While Joseph Dollarhide was on a
visit to French liiirrougbs, on Rhea
creek, one night last week, his dog
treed something. L'pon investigation it
proved to be a wild cat. Mr. Burroughs
shot and killed the animal, which
weighed 2" pounds. Mr. Dollarhi'le's
dog seems fond of cat hunting, for he
did not return home until after he had
treed a second and larger wildcat, w hich
was also killed, and w eighed 37 pounds.
Shii-oii, February 3, Ih'JO.
Palmer Cox, the famous "brownie"
artist, whose contributions to .S'f. Xicho
tan and other juvenile periodicals are so
eagerly watched for by hundreds of
thousands of youngsters, and elders as
well, has introduced another small world
of odd, bright characters, w hich he calls
the "grcenics," and takes them for a
jaunt around the world in search of
strange adventures. The whole work,
vprse and pictures, has been purchased
by Dr. G. G. Green, of Woodbury, N.
J., and is now published by him in his
August Flower almanac for lh!IO. This
will be sent free to any person who
writes and asks for it and mentions this
Coming Session of the Morrow County
The teachers of thirl county will meet
at Lexington next Saturday, when the
organization of the Morrow County
Teachers' association will be perfected
and an interesting programme rendered.
The teachers extend a cordial invitation
to all. As the efficiency of the public
schools is a matter of the greatest im
portance to every resident of the county,
not only to parents but to all who wish
to see new neighbors settle among us, it
is expected that there will be a large at
tendance. Following is the programme :
MORNING SKSSION 0 A. M.
Associational Work Introduced by
Julius Hodson, of Lexington, followed
by W. C. Hoseason, of Jfeppnor.
Orthography T. 0. Aubrey and Win,
Saling, of Heppner.
Grammar Mrs. E. R. Beach, of Lex
ington, and Jav Shinlev. of Heinmer.
Geography 0. B. Crane, of Ella, and
Lnarles Hoyse, of Heppner.
AFTKItNOON SKSSION 1 P. M.
Physiology Miss Josio Miles, of Hard
man, and Miss Estella Webb, of Hepp
ner. "The Outlook of Schools of Morrow
General business of the association.
EVENING SKSSION 7:30 P. M.
Opening Address Superintendent J.
II. Stanley, of Heppner.
Address Emil Voruz, of Heppner.
General Talk Messrs. Julius Hodson,
W. C. Hoseason, F. S. Hoskins, Frank
Van Winkle, John Royse and C. B.
For the Budget.
The snow has gono at last.
"La Grippe" is losing its grip.
Miss Ista Ely is visiting friends
A. L. Walker has been on the sick
list the past week.
Georgo ISauernfeind has returned from
his visit in the east.
S. P. Wilson was on this part of the
"footstool" with his cutter a few days
The genial faces of Harvey Sayer and
Ed. Miller are once more seen on Willow
The young folks met at O. T. Douglas'
last Saturday night and enjoyed a very
Now that the snow has disappeared,
the merry sleigh-nuers have to come
down to business.
The poor bnncbgrass farmers are now
overhauling their old harness, prepara
tory for spring work.
Fred Hegg, who is at Fairhaven, in
Washington, writes back that there is
no place like bunehgrass.
Some are doing considerable studying
in this part of the country, preparatory
lor the teachers examination.
Ed. Holloway has parked several
loads of ice in his cave, lie says it is a
good way to rclrigerate potatoes.
Sunday school is held at the Saddle
school house each Sabbath, but we have
not seen a preacher this winter.
The wheat is not frozen out, and most
every tarmer is preparing to turn over
lots ot soil. Uurruli lor bunehgrass!
Saddle, January 20, IK90.
For the Bcduet.
As lone lias not been represented in
the Ri'DUE'r lor somo time, I send
few items :
Everybody is preparing to commence
plowing, expecting a bounteous harvest
School will commence hero next Mon
day, with a gentleman from Lone Rock
"La grippe" has at last left us and
gone Itirthcr on, and we bear of it no
more. It has our thanks for not taking
anyone with it.
The masquerado ball to take place
here on the night of February 7th has
created considerable interest all over
the neighborhood, and many are coming
from far and near. The dance hull is
one of the largest in the county and
there w ill be plenty of room for every
body and a jolly time.
The chinook has coma, the ground is
bare and unfrozen and evorybody wears
a broad smile on his phiz. The snow
melted gradually and soaked into the
ground, which gives the farmers more
encouragement than over, as the ground
was frozen very deep and it was feared
the snow would mult and run oil'.
Ione. January 30, 1H89.
Heppner was deeply agitated last
Tuesday over the city election, which
resulted in the casting of 203 votes, as
For mayor Henry Black man loO, J
R. Simons 47.
For recorder A. A. Roberts 80, G
W. Rea 73, A. J. Shoho 41.
For treasurer W. J. Leezer 105.
For councilmen O. E. Farnsworth
150 (elected), William J. McAtee 151
(elected), C. M. Mullory (IS (elected), N
H. Whetstone i4, Otis Patterson 07.
Not taking into consideration the im
portance of the position, it may be said
that Mavor Blackman has shown him
self in one respect a "bigger man than
old Grant, for this is the fourth time
he has been elected to tbo same ofliee
and lie is quite elated over the result
We are informed, however, that He'
corder Rea refuses to recognize the elei
tion, alleging a technical illegality in
the election notices, and it is possible
that a new election will be ordered.
OMF. TO I.EXINi.TON: LOOK AT THK Lo-
look at your pur.u and decide that this is the
place to invent iu contents.
r ANT FI) EASTERN ANf WESTERN
farmers to know that iu Morrow county
can be found free va'-ant land and improved
claims for sale cheap, and that the soil here
cauujt be excelled.
IT IS COMMONLY CALLED
WHICH IS A
SUPERIOR FORAGE PLANT
A HEAVY YIELD OF GRAIN.
FEW FARMKKS IN MORUOW COUNTY
have tried it and arc more than satisfied
with the results oblaiued. Try it and you will
never be without it. All the seedsunm sneak
highly of it. Here is what two of Ihu best
known pay about it:
The yield of grain is very great; and cooked
when the kernels are not fully ripe, like green
corn, it has the flavor of chestnuts; or after
fully ripe, cooked like riee, or ground into Hue
Hour or meal, and used for baking. Kawson.
All the varieties of Pouras stand firm against
the highest wind, root deep, and will endure,
without injury, a drought that ruins corn.
The grain, which is abundant, is readily eaten
by cows, norses, nogs and mules. It yields an
immense mass of green forage, and bears the
grain iu large heads at the top. Gregory.
It requires hut little moisture; succeeds
much better than corn; when cut green it
makes a superior fodder; elves a heavv yield
of line large white grain, which when coarsely
ground makes superior mush. A bcoicinmin
pronounces this meal fur ahead oi oat meal
ntcuens leave everything else ror Egyptian
corn. Cattle will break ill to get It. Horses
and mules want nothing better.
G-iro it a Trial,
More Certain than Eye and Costs
Less to Eaise.
For 25 cents we will furnish sufllcicnt
seed to plant three acres. Come in before It is
ullgoue. SNOW & WHITSON
LIST OF LKTTKItS
l'ostollice at Lextiigtou,
FOB IV T1IK
Or., Feb. 1, 1HU0:
Bromefl! J B Carney, Mrs Mally
ooley, J h Sheltou, A F (2,
Unger, H M Nolan, Mr
In calling for the above letters please say
Advertiseu. w. a. mcai.im r.K, r. ai.
CHRISM AX Near Fairview, January 7th, to
Mr. and Mrs, Charles ChriHlnau, a son.
WAKF1KLD Near Fairview, January 21d, to
Mr. and Mrs. H. N.Warliehl. a son.
WALIIKIDOK-Ncar Heppner. January ad, to
KC8SKLL Near Lexington, February l!il, Har
rison Kussen, ageii oo years; a native oi v er
GILLIAM Hear Heppner, January 30th, Miss
Jlelle Ulliiam, aired iti years.
1,10 R THE CONVKNIKNf'K OKTHOSK WHO
I witih to hiive Ki'iuu ehopped. 1 will he re
ft ft it be prepared to run the chop mill on '1 uch
(4iJj B. Ji. IIUI'K.
J. X. Biiown. Jam, D, Hamilton.
BROWN & HAMILTON,
Attorneys and Counselors at Law
Opposite "Uazette" Office, Heppner, Or,
1)RACTICK IX ALL THF. COCKTS OF THE
State. Insurance, Real Kstate. Collection
and Loan Agents. I'rouiot attention given to
All business entrusted to theiu.
ONE WIKItTNO TO TR AT'E OFF HF.f!
on1-hani lmrljcrl wlro ciin henr of h iur
clittfMT by applying to thin oilico or to .1. !
iiOOTHBV, U'xiiifc'lon. (Hi)
rpAKEN T P AND POSTKD OS PKrrMtlF.
J '11, lM'.t, hv Kalnh Renin on Heel ion ;;
township 2 south of runife ' enM, one buy limn
,i year oi'l. wetu'iiiiiK iweivu hunureo pouin
ant brunded L B l'R hmibler. ApprHice
Hi f'lU. AIho one diirk Iron tfniy Jiom yenrn
oh, wcH'hniK eleven liuimrel pnuri'ts ami
iintri'le'l R on left Hhotitder. AtirtiiM-f Htlio.
Owner fan have the Hame by proving properly
hij'1 paying ciitirwH, m. iu.aik,
JuMiee of Lexington i'recinet,
Lexington, Or.. Oeeember bi, l'JO. ur,t
NOTICK OF INTKNTION.
Land Orrui! at Tub Iiai.i.eb, Or.,
.lanuarv Ti. 1W
TOTKTE IS IIF.KKIIV 'ilVLN THAT TIU
following-named settler has hied both
of his intention to make Dual proof in iu sup
nort of his claim, and that said proof will be
made before the County Judge of Milium
county, at Arlington, Or.. on March U, 1W0, viz
John W. Phillip,
Hd. No. '21H7, for the HW. H of fee. 2, Tp
S.. K. E..W. M. He names till' following w
n".es to prove lilscomniiioua residence noon,
and cultivation of. said laud, viz.: ;co. Phillips
and Wm. I'. French, of Olex, Or. and John Me
( ollum and F. if. hougla. of Hhclbv. Or.
(lvil) . A. Mi DONALD, Register.
i;vjCNI A PAI'KU THAT HONESTLY UK
1 Ii-Vf In thi' Iiittiri- of Morrow i-ounty h
hii ilfrlr-iiituritl li"tri-l himI hIwhJ'm utmi'li ly
Umt in lief. 'Hit hci'OKT In ouly f 1 pat year, lu
KKHONAL TO HKACII THK ItKHT Lo
cality lor LiiNiiif.'itH or furiiijiiK. take the
Wlliow I'rc-k liranch At Arlington uurl buy
jour ticket lor L' xii.nlon.
"QO YOTJ HEAD
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Northwest Corner of Main
THE CITY DRUG
. 12 X IX V. TOX, OJl 120 O V,
(DR. E. T. GEOGHEGAN, Pharmacist and Manager.)
KEEPS A FULL STOCK OF PURE DRUGS Jill MEDICINES!
TOILET AKTK'LKH, CHOICE I'Kltl'TM KUY
COKKECTIONKKY, l.TTI.KKY, I'd";
A FINE LINE of TOBACCO and CIGARS.
Tli Fluent Itraiid ol WIMi: Bud
fgp-l'KKXCKirTIoSM CiiHi'iirmiKii lur iib Nuiiit."
YOU AVIIjL KIND
J. W. KKWOUD, l'ltoni.
MIK TAIII.K IS ALWAYS SI IM'I.IEII WITH
Italfl to tin- Wftliln tl KiieMn. No CIiIhi-m ciii
ployi"!. The lionsu In kept 111 llil) it"itlut lo
Il'MKD, I'KIt WrciiK
IioAKIJ AM) I.OIJI11NO
I.OIKILSiiH, i'l ANU 50 CTH.
1IKTY TWO NC!
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.IliFllH Of THK LI XINO-
ton Wm.ki.y I" I'Okt lor II. If you iin-
not takiiiK it, hiilinitrllM! for It; aiibxrrllju now.
OKKHONH WlHllfSO TO HKU, UY.YMV.U
J rHiieht'H or uiidi-cded claim tdtotild chII
at the !(' ii'.Kf ofJiee. No t.hhtyx for advertiv
Uiy uiiltM fculc i cilt-cted.
member of the household. It will niako
w ill give you more for tho money
obtain in any other form.
writers, with more tlmn 1500 illunlra-
C Streets, Lexington.
NOTION. SCHOOL HOOKS, STATIONERY,
Y I'AINTH, OILS, GLASS, ETC., Elf.
1,1(11 OHM lor JHrdiriiiitl l'urpoe.
OLYMPIA S. MURRAY, M. D.
HAM IMtAf'TK'K!) OV THR VXVAYUl COAST
for Um? punt twi'iity tlvn yeum. A life-tlmfMlovolt-il
to thu fttmly ctf femnlo trouble,
their crunch nnl cure. I httvo UiounhlmU of
tcHtlmonUI" of iMTinuncut cure from the beat
people on HiIh vtmni. A positive inmritntt'e to
peniiunenlly mrw HNyeiifHS of fcinnlo wnk
ik'mm, no mutter bow Iouk Htfuidintf or what thu
h1hk may he ChuncM mtKomthlo mid within
the reach of nil. For Ui benefit of tho vary
poor of my m-x who are mifrcrhut from any of
ihc if rent multitude of ailment tlmt follow In
thu tml ii of Unit terribly riUcunu known hh
feiruih! weftkiieKH. ttml who are not nbttj to pay
lor ireuimriii, l win treat iruo oi cuarge..
oiiftiiltation by ."null free.
All rnrrenpoiifleneo trlitly confbloritfH!.
MeillcInt'H pHcke'l, boxed it ml sent by expreMM.
with eliurke pre-publfor "home" treatment,
with HpeHlle itireetioiiR for iinh. If you arn
Ktitlwintf from any femnlo troubhi, periodi
cally or eoimttiiitly, addrea
OLYMPIA S. MURRAY, M. D.,
EAKT I'OltTLANI), OKKOOS.
NOTICK OK INTKNTION.
Lanii firm r. atTiie Daii r., Or..
Ki'imiarv i, i.
"OWE IU IIKKKIIY (1IVEN Tit AT THK
f.l low hi no in i l ni'ttlcr him illi'il notice
of LU Intention to make final proof In mipoort
ot lint claim, llli'l that Kant prool will ou inane
licforc the Count)' Clerk of Morrow county, ut
Heppner, Or., on March 27, 1), viz:
IVrry J. miller,
II. H. r,m, for the HK. 4 of Her, III, Tp, :i fl., R. XI
K., W. M. He iinme the followlliK wlllluHM'a
to prove bin coiitluiiouH rcMhluiicc upon anil
cultivation of mil't lall'l, Nathaniel K,
MeVny, Wm. It. Waril, Oconto L. Jio'Iko mul
Jay Ii. Hall, all of OooMclicrry. Or.
oi' nt v. A. McDonald, itcutcr,
rAN'TI'.D MOKK LIVK IICHINEHH MRS
II to locale lu LcxlnKton, thu HncKt placu
In KaHtcrii Oregon for a tlirlvliiK town.
HIT'IKK f'Af.!TV THAN TIUH f'AS
m found for thu farmer to aeuiiiru
home of Mm own and
Krow up with thu couu-
I NOT MICH. IU T IT WILL HIVE
you Iin: lll.'Di'KT for one ;uti.