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THURSDAY JULY 31, 1890
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the price of subscription at once.
Harvesting it in full swing.
Come in and join D company.
Babbitt-metal for sale at this ollice.
Tlie United States lias 16,000 flour
J. D, Ambrose started last Monday
for Long Creek.
W. C. Hoseason, of Ileppner, was in
town last Friday.
The corn crop in Morrow county will
this year be larger than usual.
A census taker in Georgia has found a
boy nine years old who has never been
given a name by hia parents.
"Life." say the Arabs, "is of two
parts; that which is pant a dream;
that which is to come a wish."
Mrs. M. J. renland, of Halscy, ar
rived in Lexington last Monday evening
and is visiting relatives and friends in
Josephine county will have one of the
largest crops of watermelons that she
has had for years, but will be a few days
later than usual.
A. C. Chrisman, of Eight Mile, was in
town last Saturday. He and his sons
are harvesting 400 acres of grain, which
is turning out well.
Mrs. Tibbetts and her sons Edward
and Arthur have gone to the mountains,
and Mrs. Carr has joined her husband
at Boise City, Idaho.
Mr. Frasier, Mrs. 8. K. Coe and Miss
Bertie Khun, of Milton, who have been
visiting friends in Lexington and vicin
ity, departed on the train yesterday
KufuB Farreng, of Gooseberry, was in
Lexington last Tuesday. He reports the
crop outlook good in his neighborhood
and the farmers in no haste to Bell out
V. II. Benefiel and family, with Mrs.
Dr. Lewis and Master George, started
last Tuesday morning for the mountains,
where they will interview the huckle
berries and grouse.
The Dalles land office is rushed with
business. Recently the register and re
ceiver completed seven final proofs in
one day, and live are considered a good
uay s work. I imet-iloummncer.
Beef buyers in Grant county are pay
ing $20 per head for dry cows and two-year-old
steers, to bo delivered immedi
ately. They are offering $18 and $19 per
head for delivery in September.
The president has appointed Edgar J.
Kumnierville, James 1'. Bnshee and J.
15. Eddy, all of l'endleton, a commission
to appraise and classify the lesidue
lands of the Umatilla leservation.
NORTHWEST NEWS NOTES.
THE EXPERIMENT STATION.
The Oregon experitnentstation atCor
vallis is one of the most valuable state
institutions, and this paper has long
advocated the establishment of a branch
station in eastern Oregon, preferably in
Morrow county. Such a station here
would he of incalculable benefit to the
fanners of the whole region. The mat
ter was earnestly urged upon the man
agement of the station at Corvallis, not
only through the columns of the IHdokt
but by letter, and we were assured that
efforts would be made to establish sub
Htations in both eastern and southern
Oregon. It seems now, however, from
letters of l'rof. K. Grimm in the Cor
vallis limes, that funds which should
have been devoted to experiment sta
tion purposes have been used for the
college, thus almost destroying the use
fulness of the station and preventing
the establishment of sub-stations. This
misuse of the funds is charged to Wallace
Nash, secretary of the board of regents,
and as l'rof. Gr imm backs up his state
ments with facts and figures, Mr. Nash's
conduct should be rigidly investigated
by the board. The man who would thus
cripple that institution and retard the
progress of practical and intelligent ag
riculture deserves the strongest con
demnation of every farmer in the state,
especially in this newer portion where
farming is yet in its infancy and the
capabilities of the soil but partially un
derstood. DEATH OF JOHN REANEY.
Some Newsy Notes Concerning the Pros
perous Region of Sand Hollow.
For the Bcduet.
Flies are more numerous this summer
than any previous year.
A Mr. Williams, from Juniper, has
moved into the Wm. Stockdale house.
Grain is turning out much better than
was expected, the late rains having ben
efited it considerable.
Mrs. 1'arsell has accepted the agency
for the celebrated Cornish organ, and a
sample instrument is expected soon.
J. II. (iunnell was down from the
mountains lately, and reports his wife's
health somewhat improved since mov
The Stockdales and their son-in-law,
Mr. GibJs, have left us. Isaac and
family moved to Athena. The rest have
started for the coaHt.
News has been received that the rail
road lands will soon be forfeited. What
will those stockmen who have whole
sections fenced do then ?
Oh, for a breeze from Greenland's icy
mountains! All who can, have availed
themselves of the pleasure of moving to
the Blue mountains to stay during hot
Will some one suggest to Binger Her
man that ho do something for this part
of Oregon in the way of an appropria
tion for artesian wells? Could this be
effected we would have one of the finest
countres in the Union.
The new stage route runs direct from
Alpine to Galloway, thus leaving out
old Alpine. New Alpine is situated near
the foot hills, where there is living
water and green grass the year round
and its inhabitants are there to stay.
Mrs. S. K. Coe and Miss Bertie Elam,
of Milton, and Thomas Barnett, of Lex
ington, were welcome guests at Mrs. K.
Parsell's on Sunday and Monday of this
week. Mrs. Coe is a sister-in-law of
Mrs. Farsell, and her visit was much
enjoyed by all members of the family.
Sand Hollow is a prosperous country.
There are two stores, one postoffice and
a boot and shoe repair shop. The coun
try stores here are a great convenience,
for when a woman wants a spool of
thread or the old man wants a plug of
tobacco, they can rustle up the hens and
gather in eggs enough to carry with
them to pay for such articles.
From a private letter from Mrs. E. L.
Meeks, we have learned of her safe ar
rival at I'alouse City, Wash. She says
a great amount of rain has fallen there
this season, and that crops are better
than for ten years past. She alio states
that the country has the appearance of
having been broken up and laid against,
the fence to dry. Every country has its
drawbacks as well as Morrow county.
Al.l'ISK, Jul' 29, lMKI.
ONE THOUSAND FARMERS
On the 9th instant, at Cenlralia, the
horse ridden by John Reaney, while
turning a corner and at the same time
swerving to avoid a team, slipped on a
plank crossing and fell heavily, sliding
sis or eight feet with John's left leg
beneath him. The limb was broken in
three places at the knee joint, about
half way between knee and ankle, and
just above the ankle. The broken
limb received prompt surgical atten
tion, and until last Saturday was thought
to be doing well, but at that time it was
found that amputation was necessary as
the only hope of saving his life. The
operation was performed at 3:30 p. m. of
that day, and at 10 o'clock he was a
corpse. During bis illness everything
possible was done to alleviate his suffer-
Fnk Reaney, Thomas Ward and
oi.iet friends, besides the physicians,
being in constant attendance. In charge
of Frank Reaney and Mr. Ward, the
body arrived in Lexington on Tuesday
evening last, and yesterday afternoon
the funeral took place from the Congre
gational church, being attended by a
After innumerable experiments and
the expenditure of considerable time
and money, J. L. Gibson, telegraph op
erator at this place, has at last discov
ered a Btihstance which, after being
properly prepared and treated by elec
tricity, is unequaled as a polishing and
cleansing powder, and can be sold at
such reasonable prices that it will soon
be used in every household. It is used
for polishing silver and plated ware of
all kinds, steel, iron and brass work,
cleaning windows, paint, dishes, glass
ware, floors, and in many other ways,
and is said to be superior to anything
yet discovered for effectiveness and
utility. He has named it the "Electro
Yesuvian Polish " and will at once com
mence manufacturing it for sale.
Scarlet fever has made its appearance
The twine binders are at work in the
Willamette valley. They don't use
headers in that country.
Several large tie mills have just
been erected in the Blue mountains
along the line of the Union Facilic rail
way. A tract of forty acres of land one mile
east of Yaqnina City was sold the other
day to a syndicate of Albany men for
An immense bed of gvpsum bos been
discovered in the vicinity of Grant's IVAXTKD
pass. The voitner cans lor experts to
come and examine it.
A war is raging between Mr. Hunt
and the Northern Pacific railroad com
pany. War to the knife has been de-
dared, so it is rumored.
John Troy has discovered what he
thinks is an extensive bed of asbestos
on the banks of Rogue river, some dis
tance below the mouth of Illinois river.
The transportation company is as
sured, and in a few weeks an independ- To settle on the
ent lino of boats will be on the river,
connecting The Dalles with Portland
It is thought it will require the ser
vices of 1,000 to 2,000 men at least four
months to complete the contemplated
changes in the railroad through Cow
The first new valley wheat of the sea
son was delivered at Gervais last Thurs
day by R. Settermen, of Mount Angel.
The first load last year was brought in
on the same date, July 24th.
Snyder & Son, merchants of Dayton,
have shipped over 2,000 boxes of fruit
so far this year. They have ten men
picking and packing, and they hope
to ship 20,000 boxes this season.
The gas well at Drain has already
reached a depth of 140 feet, and the drill
is now working in a hard gray sand
stone. I he well will be bored to a
depth of .1,000 feet should it be neces
sary to go that far.
Stockmen in the higher foot hills of
Jackson county are complaining of the
black gnats, which almost drive the
cattle distracted this summer. They are
particularly bad on upper Butte creek
and in the Dead Indian country.
A Linn county man bought a cay use
pony, which was as wild as a deer, pay
ing $20 for It. He took the animal home,
where it got out of the barnyard and
ran for life. The new owner got on a
$100 horso and followed, catching the
cayuse, but crippling his horse in the
effort, reducing its value to about $30.
Wm. T. Wallace (lied at Wolf creek
recently, aged 77. He crossed the plains
to Oregon in 1845 with a wife and family
from Missouri. They raised twelve
children, who have left them twenty
three grandchildren and two great
grandchildren. They have lived in
Rogue Rivervalley since 1850. Mrs. W.
still survives her husnand.
Thomas Lalond, a farmer four miles
east of Salem, now exhibits bristles four
inches long, taken from the mane of the
wild hog ho killed a few days ago. The
hog was three feet two inches high nt
his shoulders ; from his nose to the top
of his head was twenty-one inches ; from
the end of his nose to the tip of his tail,
five feet eight inches. His lower tusks
were four anil three-quai ter inches long, JUST WHAT
and his upper tusks two and one-half j U ST W II A T
inches. Ills weight was ZlHl pounds.
This wild hog has a record of about
eight vears in that neighborhood, and
he had been chased and shot at frequently.
IT IS A FACT
That for some months past the trade of Lexington has been suffering from
the want of a
COMPLETE AND DESIRABLE ASSORTMENT
Develop the Country and Their
CLOTHING, FURNISHING GOODS, HUTS, BOOTS and SHOES,
Tobacco and Cigars,
DRY GOODS, m M m GROCERIES
O-lass-ware, Croclcerrsr, IToticn.s, Etc.
DESIRING TO SUPPLY THIS WANT,
WM. PENLAND, by WM. BLAIR, Manager,
Has received and opened for general inspection Just such a Stock. We have
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 the buyer always has a choice of the best.
WE HAVE ALSO SECURED THE
Agency for FRANK BROTHERS Implement Company,
AND WILL KEEP IN STOCK
ALL KINDS of FARM MACHINERY
Bushford and Fish Bros. Wagons, Ifonii Hacks, Hodge Headers,
Syracuse Chilled Plows, Hock Island Turf and Stubble,
Ell Gang, Star Windmills and Pumps, lite., Etc.
HERE HERE HERE
HERE HERE HERE HERE
HERE HERE HERE
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WE PROPOSE TO GIVE FULL VALUE AND TO SHORTEN THE DIS
tance for buyers who desire fair returns for their hard cash. Inspect
our Goods and learn our prices.
WM. BLAIR, Manager.
ON EICHT MILE.
G. VV. Brock was over on Eight Mile
last week and found the residents in
good spirits over the crop prospects.
He brought back gome average samples
of wheat and rye, which are all that
could be desired, being full and plump
and promising a good yield. The neigh
bors there are keeping cool, however,
estimating the average yield at only
fifteen bushels to the acre, a low esti
mate considering the number of fields
which will far exceed that amount.
Corn, vegetables and trees are all doing
well. Considerable hay has been cut
and heading is now in full swing.
For the Budget.
Headers and mowers continually on
Plenty of work for harvest hands in
and around this neighborhood.
Feter Brenner, w ho has been up about
Pendleton for the past week, purchased
a header while on his trip.
From fifteen hens Mrs. Sarah Snyder
hag raised about 250 chickens since last
spring. How is that for poultry-raising?
Gooseberry, July 2C, IN'jo.
The fourth annual meeting of the ed
itors and publishers of Oregon will be
held in Portland, the session commenc
ing at 10 a. M , August 14th, anil con
linuiug four days. The principal bui
large number of sorrowing relatives and ness will be Thursday evening and
friends. Poor John Reaney, genial,
whole-souled and in the prime of man
hood, he had never ceased to mourn the
death of his loving wife, and now finds
rt an t p -.V".
A full attendance is
They are enjoying a "hot wave" in
the (irande I!"nd'e valley, the mercury
reaching Jor in th -hade.
One fisherman at F. M. War ten's
cannery, Calhtamet, has caught i!,000
libit this season.
The Walla Walla police ha'e only
made three arrests in a month, and
these were petty offenses.
During the fiscal year ended June
UIHIi .Seattle expended nearly halt a
million dollars for street work.
A sash and door factory and a saw
mill burned at Tacoma last Monday. The
losses are estimated at nearly $100,000.
There are nearly 1,000 people at Wen
atche, on the upper Columbia, and it is
claimed that no census enumerator has
visited the place.
A starch factory at Tacoma is making
a ton of Btarch per day from wheat, and
expects by summer to double the out
put, making glucose as well.
Contractors on street work in Fair
haven are employing Chinamen, the
first Chinese employed on Bellingham
bay for years. The feeling is high
among the laboring class.
There are fully 2,000 men at work on
railroads in and about Olympia. The
Union Pacific, Northern Pacific and
Port Townsend Southern are all working
within one mile of each other.
The crops are literally destroyed in
portions of Lincoln and Douglas coun
ties by the short-tailed squirrels, which
are so numerous in places that they
make the prairies by their ravages look
like a sheep pasture.
A Chinaman arrived at Tacoma a few
day since and started up Pacific av
enue, but had gone hut a few blocks
when he had a howling mob at his
heels. He was rescued by a police olfi
cer, taken to the station house, and
placed on the next out-going train,
promising to never show his face in Ta
coma again. For four years a China
man has not been permitted to stay
there for a single hour.
There are three surveying parties in
the field surveying for the Hunt system
of railroads from Hunt's junction to
Portland. One is ascending Lewis river
to the Klickitat pass from the west, one
has almost completed a survey from op
posite Hunt's junction to the Klickitat
pass and the other is wrestling with the
precipitous rock walls and shell rock
mountains coming up the river. None
of the lines have been connected yet;
hence the only thing that would lead U
the statement that the route had been
determined upon, would necessarily
have to be baced upon the discovery
that the river route was impracticable
on account of the expense. Only a few
miles of that line has been surveyed,
while the line through this valley and
Klickitat pass is ulmoai completed.
Ijol'I'lltlrill St tttiilt I.
If his wnnts nre wilhlu reunon.
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CHEAP WOOD and POSTS
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MORROW COUNTY, OR.
TVUSINISSS is I3l5"G INNING to MOVE
-AND HO IH-
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THE BOSS CASH STORE,
(.V THE POSTOFFICE BVILDISG)
AMI IS NOW ItKl'UlVINU
TAKE TRAIN FOR
I. K X I N U T O N
THE CENTRAL POINT
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THOSE who are struggling with torna
. . . .does, drouths, summer frosts, grass-
hoppers, cyclones, high rents, fever
. . ami ague, chinch-bugs, cloud-bursts
....rust and cheat in grain, electrical
storms, and the little winged devils
...that worry the lite out ol men and
horses, should leave all those things
. . . .behind and come to Morrow county.
GROCERIES AND PROVISIONS,
INCLUDING EVKRYTIII.NO under that head.
ALL FRESH AND FIRST-CLASS!
Choice Brands of Tobacco and Cigars.
MY GOODS WERE BOUGHT FOR CASH, AND WILL BE SOLD FOR
cash only, and at the very lowest prices. No stale goods in the Boss
Cash Stoiik, but everything fresh except the Hams, Bacon and Halted Salmon.
Chickens and Eggs taken in exchange for Goods.
CITY DRUG STORE,
LEXlXflTO.X, Oil EG ox,
(DR. E. T. GEOGHEGAN, Pharmacist and Manager.)
KEEPS A FULL STOCK OF PURE DRUGS MO MEDICINES!
TOILET ARTICLES, CHOICE PERFUMERY, NOTIONS, SCHOOL BOOKS, STATIONERY,
CONFECTIONERY, CUTLERY, PUTTY PAINTS, OILS, OLAHH, Etc., Etc.
a fine line" of Tobacco and cigars.
The Flnrct Hritit of WHIi anil M(l OH1 for OTrdlrlnal Parpa.
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flic prt'M'iit oLtportiuiitli
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KKKP IN MIND TIIF FAf'T THAT I.KX
hiKton In hi the nil'int of a flue farming
country twil Unit now Ik the time to locate here.
IH NOT MITII. BC'T IT WILLGIYE
vm th H' DijrT for one yvr.