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About Lexington weekly budget. (Lexington, Morrow County, Or.) 188?-1??? | View Entire Issue (July 17, 1890)
THURSDAY JULY 17, 1890
gThii notice marked with a blue pencilin
dicatcs that your eubmrlptlon has eipircd, and
if you with the paper continued you should remit
the price of mibscriidion at once.
Babbitt-metal for sale at tbis office.
Several headers started up this week,
and more will commence next Monday.
Mrs. C. I.. Andrews took the train
last Monday morning for a visit to Linn
Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Penland started
tins morning for a visit to their upper
Mrs. Bishop returned last week from
Weston, where she has been visiting
relatives and friends.
Nearly the entire wool crop of south
ern Oregon has been sold, l'rices ranged
as high as twenty cents in some cases.
A 400-foot highway bridge, the longest
of its kind on the l'acitic coast, is being
constructed at Springfield, Lane county.
Marshall Hill, after spending his
Fourth of July vacation with his rela
tives and friends here, returned to Pasco
, last Thursday.
Dr. F. II. Young, formerly in the
drug business in Lexington with 0. W.
Harris, died last March at Woodlmrn,
. .Marion county.
Interest is again awakened in the
wonderful Josephine county limestone
cave. It has been explored three miles
and lias fine mineral springs.
Mrs. Benge, of Social ridge, with her
daughter Hosa, left yesterday morning
for an extended visit "to the Willamette
valley, Washington and California.
Tho county records of Harney county
have been removed to Burns, as the
new county seat, on a peremptory writ
of mandamus issued by Judge C'lill'ord.
S. B. Hope, at the planing mill, has
lumber for sale at such low prices that
it will pay the intending buyer to see
liim before starting oil' for tho moun
tains. Heppner may build a $-10,000 hotel,
but in the meantime farmers who want
a square meal at a reasonable price con
tinue to patronize tho Pioneer hotel and
Malcolm I'orrigall, a native of Scot
land, residing on Butter creek, has
made proof of his right to tho privileges i next year,
ol an American ami is nun a citizen ui
the United States.
Under the deft manipulation of J . L.
Kiibson's brush, tho interior of the Lex
ington hotel lias undergone quite a
change, and now looks fresh and cool
on the wannest day. "
T. B. Howard, Morrow county's popu
lar cx-sheriH', has gone into the grocery
business at Heppner with K. i. Sloan.
Botli gentlemen are highly esteemed and
will make a strong firm.
The Albany Herald says it looks now
ns if mininir machinerv is to be put in
the Santiam mines and the work of de
veloping these rich gold and silver de
posits cxjnHuenced in earnest.
A inane the good things now shipped!
- by rail to VWtland from California are
peaches, apricots, vhims, grapes, tigs,
Vears, apples, cantaloupes, watermelons,
tomatoes, cucumbers and torn.
Lightning set fire to a field of dry grass
mi the B. F. Myer place, near Ashland,
during one of tiie thunder storms of last
TveeV,ad burned over about foity acres
before the flames could be extinguished.
The work of preparation for the an
nual state fair has already begun. Forty
new stables will be erected and the old
pavilion will be ceiled. There is a con
siderable amount of activity about the
fair grounds now.
Crops on Jordan Fork are said to be
in good shape. J. M. Hamlilet has a
fine field of red chaff wheat, the favorite
variety in that vicinity, which the neigh
tors think will yield at least twenty
bushels to Uie acre.
The grading camps on the main line
of the Astoria & South Coast railroad
between Seaside junction and the Lewis
and Clarke river are being moved for
ward and ecpiipped for the immediate
resumption of work.
There is a great deal of talk in Port
land to the effect that the O. It. & N.
'o. contemplates purchasing the San
Francisco & North Pacific railroad and
extending it northward from Ukiali to
Astoria and Portland.
In the house of representatives tho
forfeiture bill now comes up almost
daily and is put over as unfinished bus
iness. There are strong hopes of its
being finally considered and passed be
fore the end of the session.
Last Tuesdav, by the explosion of 11)00
kegs of powder contained in two cars at
a powder mill twenty-nine miles from
Cincinnati, ten lives were lost and at
least twenty persons injured. Much
property was also destroyed.
Work on both the Northern Pacific
and Hunt roads from Centraliatotiray's
Harbor is being rapidly pushed ahead.
Hunt's graders are in advance, but the
Morthem Pacific has captured tho Por
ter creek gap which will cause Hunt to
make a deep cut.
Colonel T. A. Houghton, the newly
elected commander of the Third regi
ment, is now making a tour of inspec
tion among the various companies of the
regiment. He visited D company last
Tuesday, and created a favorable im
pression with all who met him.
A very rich ledge of quart has been
discovered at Bohemia, says theCottage
irove Leader. A man by the name of
Miller is the tinder. In a small piece of
quartz about the size of a hen egg there
is a vein of gold worth about f 16, and it
is said there is an abundance of the
quartz. It is considered the richest ledge
in Lane county.
The coming industrial exposition in
Portland, which will open on September
.'oth and close October 25th, promises to
be the best ever held in that city. A
large force of men are already engaged
in preparing grounds, erecting new
buildings and making other improve
ments. The music will be furnished bv
Liberatti's famous band, which is itself
a splendid attraction.
A convention of the sheriffs of the
hirtv-one counties of Oregon will be
lield'at tho court house in Salem, .Mon
day, July 21st. This meeting is held
for the purpose of better acquaint
ing the sheriffs with each other, and
their several modes of procedure, and
also for the discussion of any topics
and taking action on any
This week we take pleasure in intro
ducing a new correspondent, who will
hereafter keep the readeis of the Bi'durt
informed as to happenings in Echo and
"Hottest weather of the season" is the
prophecy of your correspondent.
The Henrietta mills have shut down
for the present, as no more grain can be
The teachers for our public school
have been chosen. They are F.. A.
Freed and Miss Martha Whitworth.
.Mrs. James Taylor is very sick, and
nrenarations are now being made to
take her to the hot springs in Arkansas.
The recent rain, although much need
ed, came too late to benefit fall-sown
grain. It is said there will be a fair
crop of spring grain, but the acreage
here is Binall.
Fred T. Parsell has the contract for
carrying the mail on the new route be
tween Kclio and Heppner, by way of
Alpine, connecting at Echo with the
fast mail train. This will shorten the
trip by three and one-half hours.
I saw a conv of the Bi'dqet this week.
It is a bright, newsy sheet and deserves
a generous patronage. Although small,
it is ablv edited and far above the av
erage village paper. Boxv.
Kciio, Umatilla Co., July 11, lS'JO.
"Koxy" is hereby cautioned to re
frain from taffy or prepare for death.
A HIHl) IN M AND.
Poor, or unknown, no mutter which,
Though nresent duties chafe tiwl tetter,
Still i-liiiK within tlif narrow niche
t'littl you're certain of a belter.
, . -- .
Kor the BrnnHT.
V. P. Snyder has purchased a team,
and means biz.
Mr. Caleston proved up on his pre
emption last Saturday.
Messrs. McVay, Charleston and Akers
have purchased a new header.
Miss 'Lissa Snyder is visiting friends
and relatives in Heppner this week. ,
V. Brenner is breaking sod, and con
templates cultivating about 300 acres
Condensed Clippings from Eastern Oregon
rentlletou Dally East Orcgonian.
Jacob Frazer is now mending rapidly,
having taken a decided turn for the
Robert Walker has commenced head
ing at his farm near Stage gulch. He
figures on an average of but ten bushels
to tho acre.
James Nelson has one of the finest
pieces of spring wneat in tne country.
It will make twenty-five bushels to the
acre at least.
Pendleton has a puzzle what to do
with its dogs. Pendleton has more
worthless canines to the square inch
than, any other town in Oregon.
Much sidetrack is building at Pendle
ton by the Union Pacific. A force of
about thirty Mongolians is now engaged
in the work of making more yard room.
John S. Vinson, of Nolin, says that
most of the ranchers in his neighbor
hood have cut their grain for hay, the
crop being too poor to thresh. Farmers
are not discouraged, however, and cal
culate to "stay with the country."
Mr. and Mrs. H. Fliekinger have re
turned from a tour of the Willamette
valley and a two months' Bojourn at the
beach. Mr. Fliekinger says lie found no
town below that compared with Pendle
ton to his estimation, and he is glad to
be home once more.
George Bowman, a young fisherman
wlio went angling along the Umatilla
yesterday, landed a trout a foot in
length, lie carried it home in triumph,
and while dressing his troutship, dis
covered a plain gold ring, with the in
itials "I. V." on the inside, imbedded
in its anatomy. The ring had evidently
been accidentally dropped into the river,
ami swallowed by the trout through the
natural mistake that it was a new va
riety of the insect family. This is no
fish lie; it is the earnest, sober truth.
Sunday school at Stonv Point school
house every Sabbath at 10 A. M. and
singing at 4 p. M.
Harvesting has begun in this neigh
borhood. Crops are turning out better
than many farmers expected.
Mrs. Sarah K. Snvder's house on her
timber culture is completed, and she
will soon remove to her new home.
(ioosKiiKimv, July 14, 1NKI.
"They siiy" Nut why the tale rehearse,
Ami help' to make the matter worse".'
Nuootl can ,oHsihly aeerue
From ti'llliiK what may he untrue.
THE CYCLONE'S TRACK.
Great Destruction of Life and Property in
Last Sunday an immense cyclone
swept through eastern Minnesota, lev
eling everything in its track. In the
region to the north and east of St. Paul
there are a great many small lakes
which are sought by the multitude
every Sunday, and many campers pass
the hot months of summer there. It
was in this section that tho cyclone
created the greatest havoc, destroying
two or three hundred lives the exact
number being unknown and a vast
amount of property. The principal loss
of life occurred on Lake Pepin, where
an excursion steamer with L'OO passen
gers was capsized. Among the locali
ties suffering loss of life and property
are lakes Coleman, Joanna, Vaduars,
Maccarone, Little Canada, (iervais, and
the towns of New Canada, Lake City
and Diamond Bluff. The storm started
only a few miles from St. Paul and Min
neapolis. TI1K t'OMMKHCIAL TRAVELER.
He enre not (or iilory,
Neither silver nor gold,
If he has a new story
l-'or the lambs of his fold.
Athlanrt ( II7.) Prut.
(. P. Deardorf, of Mountain precinct,
says crops up there will be good.
The Pendleton market is now abund
antly supplied with garden truck,
The four-year-old son of (leo. Kidder
was badly burned on Saturday evening.
Peaches and green apples have put in
an appearance. Next thing in order
will be water melons and Bella Akin.
Many of the orchards down the river
will have a fair crop of apples, and gar
den sass galore. They don't seem to
have suffered from the freeze of May
ioth as badly as tho orchards and gar
dens near Pendleton and on Birch creek.
John L. Gulliford, who has been in
Pendleton from the ranges for a few
days, reports that hiB wool clip was
lighter this year than usual, averaging
eight pounds to the fleece. The falling
off is attributed to the severity of the
winter. Prices offered range from l'2,l6 to
IK cents, according to weight and grade.
Pendleton has twenty-one saloons.
Born In Weston, July (Hh, to Mr.
and Mrs. P. A. Worthington, a son.
Pauline Key, daughter of Wm. Key of
Weston mountain, died on the 4th inst.,
aged 20 years and three months.
Two families with three teams loaded
with household effects passed through
Weston last Thursday en route to south
There are now about fifty persons
camped at the warm spring pleasure re
sort, and the road is lined with parties
going to that and other resorts, to rusti
cate until the weather grows cooler.
One of the pleasure-seekers at the
warm springs came near being drowned
1' ridav evening. He had been worship
ing at the shrine of Bacchus during the
dav, and strolling into the bath house
laid down in one of the vats and fell
asleep. Somo one turned the warm
water on, and he came near drowning
before he awoke to his true condition.
It was with difficulty that he was res
cued and resuscitated.
AGRICULTURAL NOTES. '
It is better to pick off half the fruit
than to prop the tree.
The wild plum is used for hedge rows
in some parts of Nebraska.
The" "black rot" is killing sweet pota
toes in middle and lower Delaware.
The average crop of flax in India is
said to be only 240 pounds per acre.
It is claimed that half of the sugar
used in the world is made from beets.
A berry-laden currant bush is grow
ing in the fork of a tree at Lancaster, Pa.
It will take 1,500 persons to pack tho
raisins produced in Fresno county, Cal.,
The people of this country consume,
it is said, 200,000,000 bottles of pickles
At T. W. Harvev's sale of Angus cat
tie in Chicago thirty-three head aver
aged ?L"J3 each.
Carrots are said to be excellent food
for horses, giving a sleek, oily appear
ance to their hair.
There is no one food that is best
suited for producing eggs. A variety is
what nils the egg basket.
Pure cold water should be allowed in
anikulikW limited only bv the cow s ea-
paT'ity and desise to drink.
The holes for trees Bhould always be
made large enough to admit all the roots
without crowding or bending.
Kurotasmia. the Jersey cow that has
lust completed the production of D15'-
pounds of butter in one year, weighs
It is estimated that the money which
this cnuntrv navs for agricultural im
ports from Canada supports some 00,000
A box or trough containing salt, to
which the cows have access every day
is a requisite indispensable intho profit
able keeping ot cows.
Reports from Pope county, Illinois
sav that the country is overrun with
ruts. They have been especially ae
st-uctive of grain and poultry.
Barley is our only grain of which the
home product is not equal to tne Utj
mand. The deficiency is chiefly sup
plied by importations from Canada.
A farmer living near Atchison,,Kan.,
will this year harvest 8,000 boxes of
strawberries from a 8-acre patch. Last
year he realized $540 from a single acre.
Tho largest sheep ranch in the world
is in the counties of Webb and Dimnet
in Texas. It contains upward of 400,
000 acres, and yearly pastures 800,000
Some unknown disease has attacked
the calves and young cattle about Blooin-
lield and Tomalcs, Cal. Ihey appear as
well as usual at night, but next morning
are found dead.
Locusts are so numerous in some parts
of South Australia that they cause a con
tinual roar while Hying, and the conn
trv is being stripped of everything green
by the scourge.
The Ventura (Cal.) I'ire. Pirns says
WrtfttrtXK) trees, of apricots in this
county and n prospective income of
f 150,000 this year from fruit-alono, some
people will grumble.
The Tulare (Cal.) liftinter says wheat
is turning out better than was expected
when the season began. Instead of get
ting only eight sacks to the acre, the
farmers say thoy will get ten.
The wheat-louse, which has been de
vastating the wheat in central and north
ern New Jersey, is now causing alarm
among growers of oats. The lice light
upon the stalks in clouds, devouring the
leaves and sucking the juice from the
kernal of the grain.
Last year the world raised 3,000,000,
000 bushels of wheat. The United States
erow 400.000.000 bushels; trance, 30(1,
000,000; India, 237,000,000; Russia, with
Poland, 300,000,000; Portugal, 9,000,
000; Denmark, 5,000,000; Spain, 73,-
000.000: Switzerland, 2,500,000; (tor-
many, 84,000,000 ; Hungary, tlo,INXI,(HKl
Asia Minor, 37,000,000; Persia, 22,000,
IT IS A FACT
That for some months past the trade of Lexington has boon sunormu irora
tho want of a .
COMPLETE AND DESIRABLE ASSORTMENT
CLOTHING, FURNISHING GOODS, HATS, BOOTS and SHOES,
Tobacco and Cigars,
DRY GOODS, S M fancy GROCERIES
Glass-ware, Croclcersr, 3Ttlcn.s, Etc. (
DKSIRIN'U TO SUPPLY THIS WANT,
WM. PENLAND, by WM. BLAIR, Manager,
Has received and opened for gonoral inspection just such a Stock. We hT
adopted the rule of
"QUICK SALES AND SMALL PROFITS,"
Which keeps business moving and enables the merchant to renew his Stock
with Fresh Goods, so that tho buyer always has a cfioice of the best.
WE HAVE ALSO SECURED THE
Agency for FRANK BROTHERS Implement Company,
AN' I) WILL KEKP IN STOCK
ALL KINDS of FARM MACHINERY
RED CHAFF WHEAT.
S. E. Jones, of the Jordan Fork neigh
borhood, this week brought in a hand
some sample of red chaff wheat, an
average of a field of 100 acres. It is all
that could be desired in quality and
bight, and will be over the average
yield. He also has a field of 115
acres that will not do so well, being
damaged in spots where standing too
thickly. He sowed half a bushel, meas
ured, to tho acre on all, but the first
named field was sod, and he thinks the
seed was not all covered, thus giving a
thinner stand and better growth. Mr.
Jones is of the opinion that red chaff is
a better wheat than the little club under
unfavorable conditions. He will start
up his thresher about the I'Hth.
lorn and foolish.
There are inin people In til i s world
Who tske Kreat pains
To make their fallow men believe
That lutiL'H arc brains.
Canyon City News.
Three prisoners escaped from
county jail on the tith instant.
In a few yearB when means of trans
portation are allbrded, Urant county's
soda springs will furnish mineral water
equal to any on the continent.
In some portions of the county the
hay crop will not be as heavy as it
should, owing to cool weather, but there
is an abundance ot hay being harvested ;
more than enough to feed Urant coun
ty's stock through a hard winter.
Several places in Grant county had
celebrations on the Fourth, after all.
The liveliest was at the Summit house,
between Canyon City and Pear valley,
where they had a shooting match, with
an Irishman for a target. Wo are in
formed that Adamson uliot at bin son-iu-law
John Mulcare seven times with a
rifle, but failed to make a hole in him.
Jtuxhford and I'inh liro. Wagons, Ilcitny Hack, Ilodget Header,
Siiacusi! Chilled Plows, Jlock Inland Turf and Stubble,
Ell Gang, Star Windmills and Punijui, Etc., Etc.
PROPOSE TO GIVE FULL VALUE AND TO SHORTEN
V V tance for buyers who desire fair returns; for their hard cash
our (joods and learn our prices.
WM, blaik, Manager.
11US1NESS is BEGINNING to MOVE
-A.NI) SO IS-
"W. IB McALISTEB,
WHO HAH Ol'lCNKD
THE BOSS CASH STORE,
(.V THE POSTOrFICE iWILVIXO)
AND IS NOW BECK1VINO
Not he who oreKHCH rloselv to mv ahto
W hi n fortune ninlle" on ine and toy In mine
Not he wlnibrhiKK bin laurel ,ray to twine
Among the llowcra with which fame decka bla
Not he who nainen my name in eonnelona hrMe,
And bows with devoteea about my ulirlne,
Kui-'er in mv love-roary to Hhine;
Sot he! No; one like him (ball not abide.
But he who holds me fast through grief and
Though trouble! deepen and disgrace por
tend, Through shame of poverty, through men'i dis
dain, Cheering me on, and ready to defend
My lite from peril or my name from atain,
ilraving tiie world lor me: he is my friend.
Kiiimn ('. lMiwd, in Helford't Magazine.
Off for the Blues.
C. L. Andrews and C. V. Younggrcn,
the retiring county clerk and deputy,
will start on Saturday for a hunt in the
Iilue mountains. It will take two pack
horses to transport their arsenal and
commissary, which will include a large
assortment of the most improved and
destructive weapons and an ample sup
ply of salt. So many friends have
spoken for venison that the boys will
' i..: i nrobably hire ten or twelve Indian
In about six weeks the biggest blast
that has ever been fired in the northwest
will be set off at Port Crescent. This
blast will consist of ten tons or 20,IKX)
pounds of powder, and will be a sight
well worth traveling hundreds of miles
to see. Men are now at work driving a
tunnel into a solid hill of rock for a dis
tance of eighty feet and will run a gal
lery each side of the main tunnel a dis
tance of sixty feet, in which the powder
will be placed preparatory to the blast
The blear-eyed, bluo-faced editor, (not
pf,.j .t) of the morning almanac, who
takes a drink occasionally but never
pays for it, is terribly worried over
what "Citizen" says. People seldom
squeal unless they are hurt. linker City
Sk.natok Tei.i.ku, of Colorado, owns
Pi.OOO acres of pasture lands in the
southern part of that state, and it takes
something like seventy-five miles of
wire fence to surround Senator Saw
yer's Texas ranch.
GROCERIES AND PROVISIONS,
JSCIXIUXU KVKKYTHIXU USHER THAT HEAD.
ALL FRESH AND FIRST-CLASS !
Choice Brands of Tobacco and Cigars.
MY GOODS WERE BOUGHT FOR CASH, A7II) WILL BE SOLD FOR
cash only, and at the very lowest prices. No stale goods in the Bom
Cash Stohk, but everything fresh except tho Hams, Bacon and Baited Salmon.
tfCliickens and Eggs taken in exchange for Goods,
While we have cheapened letter post
age and newspaper postage to a level as ,
low as, and in some instances lower than I
the best governments in the world, wo
rotuin a urirn rtn bpavv ttnrlcaif.R nilleh !
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higher than other governments, and t
STRAYED OR STOLEN
I BOM P. A. WflKTHIN'iTOS S KANCII,
four mile northwest of l.exiuyton, one
brown geldinK, with slur lu forehead, rlpht
hind foot white, branded PL eonneeted on left
shoulder and stille, weighs about 'JW pounds;
alsoa brown Keldina with same brands, weiuh
inK tboul l.ooo pounda. The horse are niatebed
and will be together. A reward of lu will be
paid for information U-adintf to their reeovery.
C. II. STA.NTIH.P.
(111, belli, ((loll. Kr.
TEN DOLLARS REWARD.
terest or benefit to the craft.
oiiics to bring it in if they kill it.
TRAVKI) FROM THE HAN'fiK NEAR WKIX
Ri.rlnir about May Inn, a chestnut-sorrel
limit the Weight Of these much smaller , ,,) hranded Willi reversed S and slantlnu S
Uinn tliov iln In rdhor wnrds wp liavn ; eonneeted at the bottom and reriieinblliiK a
ian tucy uo. in otrier woras, we nave , w , , r,.Ward of no for the
a tender care for the express companies 1 delivery of said animal to Ed. Cluffat lone
I that those governments do not manifest, I - -
... . ... ' 'ANTKI)-MlKK FAKMKKH TO KETTLE
and the express companies constitute a i i ,wrrow e,,nnty ami bo. ten the da
! very small part of this government of l-s
i the people. T'f'imn iW;"-. ; '
CITY DRUG STORE,
(DR. L T. GEOGHEGAN, Pharmacist and Manager.)
KEEPS II FUll STOCK OF PURE DRUGS AND MEDICINES!
TOILET AHTK1.E8, (.HoK'H 1'EKFI MEKY, NOTIONS, HCHOOL BOOKS, STATIONEIY,
CONFECTIONERY, CI 1I.EKY, 1'I TTY FAINTS, OILS, OI.A9H, Etc., Ktc.
A FINE LINE of TOBACCO and CIGARS.
The llilP.l Urn .id of Ull Hiirf I.ICU OK for Itledlrltiftl fur
tW I'KKSCKII'TIONS COMfOIINnaU l)l OR H1HHT.
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ft farmer to know that in Morrow eounty
can Iwi found free vaeaut bind and linn roved
claims lor sale ebenp. and that the aoll hern
eanliot le exe.-iicl, 'lite presitut O,,ortunitlea
-bould uol t;i: i - fcg 1 - ' ijiiic at ouec.
irEEl I.N MINI) TIIE FACT THAT
Inetoii Is lii I he midst of a line farmiui
ntr and thai now Is the time to lorale hr.
IN NOT MUCH, BUT IT WILLOIVB
you the Ul'liUkT lor (Hie year. .