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About Lexington weekly budget. (Lexington, Morrow County, Or.) 188?-1??? | View Entire Issue (Aug. 7, 1890)
THURSDAY AUGUST 7, 1890
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if you wish the paper continued you should remit
the price of subscription at owe.
Babbitt-metal for sale at thig office.
Wheat is turning out better than was
Charles Pierrot is now at Heraote,
Mrs. M. J. Penland left last Friday for
a viBit to Boise City, Idaho.
Mr. and Mrs. T. W. Halley and Mrs.
Bishop are visiting relatives on Eight
Mrs. Henry Padberg is seriously ill
and will probably be taken to Portland
One firm in Lexington lias this season
sold extras for harvesting machinery to
the amount of $1,000.
Mrs. Dr. Geoghegan has been pro
nounced out of danger and is now in a
fair way to speedy recovery.
The town is rather dull just now, as
the fanners are in the midst of harvest
ing and come in only when necessary.
Wheat of good quality and top price
this season, and the prospect now is
that the ruling price will be higher than
After an illness of onlv about a week.
i. V. Brians, died last Tuesday at his
liome near Gooseberry. He ieaves a
wife and six children.
All who can spare the time have either
cone, or are making preparations to go,
to the mountains in search of grouse,
trout and huckleberries.
William Penland will buy wheat this
season. A shipment of sacks and twine
lias been received at the store for tiie
convenience of Brain growers.
Henry Parkins, formerly of Lexington,
hat now of Alhina. came nn lust Satur
day and returned yesterday morning.
His mother went down with him,
KasmiiR Larson, of lower Willow creek,
was in town last week and called on the
Eudokt. He bad quite a round with
the railroad company but is still in good
Thomas Ward, who accompanied the
remains ol John Keanev to Lexington
last week, left for his home at Centralia
rriday morning in company with Frank
Harvesters this season get three or
four sacks of shattered wheat from the
header boxes where last year they got
nothing. 1 his means good wheat and
plenty ot it.
The famous Blvthe case, involving the
lieirship of $4,000,000, which has been
in progress in San Francisco for the
Vt year, has been decided in favor of
r lorence Itlythe.
The invention of smokeless powder
lias been followed by a counter inven
thin in the shape of a "smoke rocket.'
to be used to screen the advance of a
Iwuly of trwipa. It ita tueeu 4rMi witli
Another huckleberry party, consisting
of Mr. and Mrs. N. A. jnnch, Mr. and
Mrs. V. II. I'.eneliel, Mis Minnie
Woithington, Thomas Nichols and Kay
McAlister, will start for the monntains
Mr. and Mrs. W. II. Benefiel, Miss
Minnie Worthington, Mrs. Dr. lwisi
nnd Master George Lewis returned last
Monday from the mountains. They
didn't find the right place for iriany:
tinrkleberries, but found plenty of fun,
freckles and yellowjackets.
The Gazette say Otis Patterson, ed
itor of that paper, is In Portland suffer
ing from injuries received in a railroad
accident near Indianapolis. We hope
he will soon be all right again. Mrs.
Patterson and Ir. Swinburne went
below last week to attend him.
Any one who thinks corn will not do
veil here should examine E. P. Sine's
field jnst west of town. There are also
Home fine fields out on the hills, the
area planted being larger t hud usual ;
!Hi(l as more attention has been paid to
it, the yield promises to be large.
Beginning with the largest in size, the
area of the country's chief cities is this:
Chicago, 17-,1.; square miles; Philadel
phia, liil'i ; Washington, 72; St. Louis,
i24; New Orleans, 0; San Francisco,
; New York, 41 ; BoRton, 37'4 ; Bal
timore, 32; Brooklyn, Stifj, and Cincin
Farmers say that when the grain now
being cut comes out of the thresher
spout there will be many agreeable sur
prises, as it is heavy and plump, and a
title straw means a lot of good wheat.
It was the other way last year, and the
tendency this ceaeon is to underestimate
W. H. Benefiel this morning brought
in a sample of little club from his field
of eighty acres, now being headed. The
sample was taken from the bottom of a
header box, and ought to be a fair av
erage of the Meld. Theie are some
small grains and some that are slightly
shrunken, but take it right through and
it is far ahead of last year's No. 1.
Dr. Lewis' cow was caught by the
down train this morning and injured so
badly that the fireman with his coal
cracker finished the job. Two fine
heifers belonging to J. I). Ambrose were
killed above here only a few days ago,
nnd shch incidents are of frequent oc
currence. When the train is ditched
and several persons killed, probably the
company will fence the track.
N. B. Williams, of lone, was in town
last Tuesday. He report the crop on
Jordan Fork to be a good average. J.
M. Hamhlet's grain was threshed last
week and made between thirteen and
fourteen bushels to the acre. S. K.
Jones started up his thresher last Mon
day. Wilson Bros, will commence next
Monday. J. M. Kees is said to have the
best crop in the neighborhood.
Mrs. Homer McFarland, formerly of
this place, died at Hood Kiver cn the
1st instant, after a long illness, from
consumption. She leaves a husband
and two bright little children, who reside
at Heppner. Her parents, Mr. and Mrs.
James Mahaffev, live at Pleasant Hill,
Ohio. She had many warm friends here
who learn of her death with sorrow and
with sincere sympathy for Homer and
the little oueB.
THE FORFEITURE BILL.
Its Provisions Fully Protect the Settlers on
Below we present so much of the for
feiture bill as concerns residents of east
ern Oregon. The bill is now in the
hands of the conference committee and
the newB of its final enactment is liable
to come at any moment. It will be ob
served that in Section 3 all settlers on
railroad lunds who have exhausted their
rights and have not written permission
from the company would be shut out
were it not for the words, "or where
persons may have Bettled said lands
with bona fide intent to secure title
thereto by purchase from the state or
corporation when earned by compliance
with the conditions or requirements of
the granting acts of congress." The
bill was originally drawn without these
words, but Hon. Binger Hermann, al
ways alert to the interest of the pettier,
introduced them as an amendment, and
through his efforts they were inserted.
Indeed, the passage through the house
of the act itself was due largely to his
able and faithful labors. As the bill
now stands the settlers are fully pro
vided for. Head it, and give due credit
to the man who has proved himself, not
by empty buncombe but by effective
work, to be the solid friend of the fetrng
gling settlers :
He it enacted, etc., That Huto If) hereby for
feited tci the L' li iled Siutcx, mill tho I' lilted
States hereby restum's tliu title thereto, all
lumls heretofore grunted to any ulate or to any
corporation to aid in the eoiiMtrnetion of a rail
road opposite to anil eontmninoiix with the
portion of any tmeh railroad not now com
pleted, for the eonstrnetion or hom'IH of whieh
lands have heretofore been granted; and nil
such lantlM nru declared to bu a part of the
publie domain: I'rovitled, That thin net shall
not be enntitrtu'ri as forfeiting the right of way
or depot grounds of any railroad company
heretofore granted, or lauds tneludcd in any
city, town, or village site.
Ski'. 2. That Hll persona who, at the date of
the passage of this net, are actual settlers in
good faith on any of the binds hereby forfeited
and are otherwise iiatilied, on making due
claim en said lands under the homestead law
within six months after the passage of this
act. shall he entitled to a preference right to
enter the same under the provisions of the
homestead law and this act, and shall be re
gurded as such actual settlers from tiie date of
actual settlement or occupation; and any per
son who has not heretofore had the benelit of
the homestead or pre-emption law, or who has
failed from any cause to perfect the title to a
tract of land heretofore entered by him under
either of said laws, may make a second home
stead entry under the provisions of this act.
The secretary of the interior will make such
rules as will secure to such actual settlers
Skc. ,H. That In nil eases where persons being
citizens of the I'niled States, or who have de
clared their intentions to become such, in ac
cordance with the naturaliatiuu laws of the
I'uited states are in possession of any of the
lands affected by any such grant and hereby
resumed bv and restored tu the I'uited Htates.
under deed, written contract with, or license
from, the state or corporation to whieh such
grant was made, or its assignees, executed
prior to January 1, lXX-s, or where persons may
nave settled said lauds with boua fide intent
to secure title thereto by purchase from the
state or corporation when earned by compli
ance with the conditions or requirements of
the granting acts of congress, they shall be en
titled to purchase the same from the I'uited
States. In quantities not exceeding :I20 acres to
any tine such person, at the rate of per
acre, at any time w ithin two years from the
passage of this act, and on making said pay
ment to receive patents therefor, and where
any such person tu possession , of unv such
lauds under deed, written contract, or license
as aforesaid, or Ills assignor, has made partial
or full payments to said railroad company
prior to the tlrst day of January. IKst, on ac
count of the purchase price of said hinds from
it, on proof ot the amount of such payments he
shall be entitled to have the same, to the ex
tent and amount of l.2-"i per acre, if so much
has been paid, and not more, credited to him
ou account of and as part of the purchase price
herein provided to be paid Hie I'uited States
for said lands, or such persons may elect to
ananuon tueir purcnases ami make claim on
said lands under the homestead law and as pro
vided in the preceding section of this act;
Pr-itrulfd, That in all eases where parties, per
mik, or eorpnrntious, with the permission of
such state or corporation, or its assignees, are
In puKscsxioii of and have made improvements
upon any of the lauds hereby resumed und re
stored, and are not entitled to enter the same
under the provisions of this act, such parties,
persons or corporations shall have six months
In which to remove any growing ernp, and
within which time they shall also be entitled
to remove nil buildings and oiher movable
improvements from said lands. pro
vided furtirr. That nothing In this act con
tained shall be const rued as limiting the rights
granl'U to purcfcai-ers or settlers by "An act to
provide for the adjustment of laud grants
matte bv congress to aid in the construction of
railroads nnd for the forfeiture of unearned
Lawlf, mid or other purposes," approved
March y, lKs.7, or ns repealing, altering, or
amending suid act. nor as in any uuiuucr af
fecting any cause of action existing in favor of
juiy iiurcbascr j&uJnst his Krantor lor breach
uf any eoreuauts of title.
Hue. (I. That no lands declared forfeited to
the I'uited states by this act shall by reason of
such loifelture Inure In tile lieuetlt of any
state or corporation to which lands may have
been granted by congress, except as hereiu
otherwise provided; nor shall this act be con
strued to enlarge the nrea of land originally
covered bv anv such grant, or to confer any
right upon any state, corporation or person to
lauds which were executed from such grant.
Nor shall the moiety of the lands granted to
any railroad company ou account ol a main
and. a branch line appertaining to uncom
pleted road, and hereby forfeited, within the
conflicting limits of the grants for such main
and branch lines, when but one of such lines
has been completed. Inure, by virtue of the
forfeiture hereby declared, to the liencrlt of
the completed line, and the price of all lauds
affected hereby and hereby restored wheu In
any way sold, Is hereby reduced to Si .23 per
Skc. 7. That nothing In this ft shall be
construed to waive or release in anv wav anv
right of the I'nited States to have any other
lauds granted by them, as recited In the nrst
section, forfeited for any failure, past or fu
ture, to comply with the conditions of the
For the BcixiBT.
Harvesting in full blast.
Kenworthy Bros, have finished their
new feed stable.
The quality of grain produced this
year was never oeiwr.
C. M. Spencer, our new postmaster, is
stocking up in the grocery business.
A social dance will take place at the
hall to-night. A good time is anticipated.
The merchandise firm of Hendricks &
Woolery have dissolved partnership by
mutual consent. Mr. Woolery will con
tinue business at the same place. Mr.
Hendricks will go to Lone Hock.
A. Lovegreen, of Gooseberry, had the
misfortune to break his leg last week
while hauling wood from the mountains.
Dr. G. T. A leers set the broken limb
and reports the old gentleman getting
8. V. Meadows, who has been visit
ing his aged parents in obi Pike, has re
turned and reports times good in Mis
souri. Since his arrival home he has
received tiie sad news of the death of
his father, m ho has been ill for some
time. P.m i.ixk.
IUkcman. July 1
Condensed Clippings from Eastern Oregon
Pendleton Daily Kast Oregonian,
K. S. Gregoire threshed 4,000 bushels
of grain from a 120-acro tract on his res
Work will begin soon on Hamilton A
Kourke's wheat warehouse at Helix. It
will be 40x100 feet in dimensions.
J. B. Kennedy exhibits a Tine sample
of Juniper wheat in Pendleton. He has
threshed 1,027 sacks. The average will
be thirty bushels or more per acre.
It is said that several Athena people
have been reported for cutting and haul
ing off timber from the Umatilla reser
vation. Some arrests may be made.
No sales of wheat have yet been made
in Pendleton and correct quotations can
not be given. Wheat dealers think the
market will open at from Do to 00 cents.
Harvesting is finished at Virgil Moore's
farm on Stage gulch. He obtained in
the neighborhood of ten bushels to the
acre, oilier crops in that section will
average about the sumo.
E. W. Richardson cut and stacked 170
acres of grain in eight and one-quarter
days, using a ten-foot header. This is a
good record, considering that it was
matte in the hottest kind of hot weather.
Jerry Stunton and A. S. Kees, who
are harvesting at the Kirk place on Wild
Horse, cut and threshed 1 ,000 bushels
l'riiluv and 1,020 on the Saturday fol
lowing. The yield will average thirty
imsiicls of good gram.
The aggregate receipts of the Pendle
ton postollice for the fiscal year ending
.nine.".), imiu, were something over .
000, and the receipts for the last quarter
were $1,084 13. This last would indicate
that the receipts for the next year will
do f,uuu or more.
Appraisers of the reservation lands
have been appointed, and the depart
ment has consented that the outlying
lands should lirst bo appraised, and the
allotments in ne.veniltv to tho Indiana
made afterward. This is an important
advantage for the people of this and
other towns and their vicinity, as it
ought to insure the sale of the lands tins
fall. The cntrimiKHuinprx sdmiiM mnbp
as speedy a job of this as possible.
One of Weston's prominent farmers
says that his crop this season is the best
had in four years.
There has been quite an exodus of
Weston's citizens to the mountains. The
woods are full of them!
According to the report of tho county
cleik, Umatilla county has outstanding
warrants to the amount of $120,000.57.
There is a demand for harvest hands
in the vicinity of Weston. Good wages
aro being paid, from 2 to (3 per day
It is reliably reported that the fall
and spring sown grain in the Cold Spring
country is not only first-class in quality
but will yield heavily.
The school house on the mountain pa,st
of Weston was burned to' the ground
Friday night. It is supposed to be the
work of an incendiary.
The Weston brick yards tire busy at
work manufacturing and shipping their
niateiial. The chances are favorable for
more orders than both yards can pos
sibly fill during the season.
A bunch of outs brought to Freewater
from A. P. Woodward's ranch near
Athena is live feet and a half in bight
and a truly superb sample.
Jerry St. Dennis, an extensive reser
vation farmer, has already threshed
2,800 sacks of grain, the yield and quan
tity being better than for ten years past.
On July 20th Mrs. John Lane left her
home, seven miles northwest from Free
water, ami going to a deserted cabin on
an adjoining farm, deliberately saturated
the building with kerosene, set lire to it,
remained inside und was burned to
death. Mr. Lane was in Walla Walla
at the tiino getting some repairs for his
threshing machine. Deceased was 45
years of ago. No reason is assigned for
her action except poor health.
Here's n matter needing explanation:
How does it happen that the snob
Always accepts a situation,
hut uever yet has had a )ob?
AMONG THE PINES.
For the llrnonT.
After a long and tedious hunt for ber
ries we are at home, having had a nice
time. We were within three miles of
Camas prairie and on the breaks of the
John Day. Were in sight of Hale prairie,
hut did not go in, for it would take all
the teams in the mountains to pull an
empty wagon out again. We drove back
to Tub spring and camped for the niglit.
Tho owls and panthers disturbed oir
rest nearly all night. We then starttd
for home. Master George Lewis is a
good shot; he killed one squirrel, oie
grouse and many smaller birds. Mr.
Benefiel came within one of killing a
bear, for he Baw a freHh track. Mrs. Ilr.
Lewis says she can't dance usually, bit
she can dance to the music of yellov
jackets and do her own calling whfn
George is a few feet away and yello
jackets in her hair. Tkamp.
I.r.xlNOTON, Augusts, 190.
MrPARI.ANn At Hood River. Or., .Illgust 1st,
Emma, wife of Homer McFarland) formerly
of Lexington, aged 2s years.
KKY'I'K At Whatcom, Wash., Julv (nth, Infant
son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry I,, ktyte, aged
RKI A N8 Xear fJooseberry, August 5th, 0. W.
llrians. aged 44 years.
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is cent I'kr rorsn
14 CENT I'EK POIND
AT THK "SI PORT" OTICE.
"It'ANTEI) MORE LIVE Bt'HfNKSS MEN
vr to locate in Jxington, the finest place
In Eastern Oregon for thriv ng town.
U'AXTEI-!'KATICAI, HEX TO IX VK.
tigate the advantages! Ij-iingtmi as a
1 1'Tutlun fur a sordini tu ujill,
ONE THOUSAND FARMERS
TO SKTTI.K ON THIS
Develop Hie Country and Their
HERE HERE HERE
MERE HERE HERE HERE
HERE HERE HERE
HE HOME -SEEEKER
J IT ST WHAT UK WANTS
JUST WHAT HE WANTS
If his wants arc within reason.
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MORROW COUNTY, OR.
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THOSE who are striiKKlinu; with torna
. . . does, drouths, summer frosts, grass-
hoppers, cyclones, high rents, fever
. . . .and ague, chinch-hugs, cloud-bursts,
....rust and cheat in (Train, electrical
. . . storms, and the little winged devils
.... t hat worry the life out of men and
horses, should leave all those things
behind and corne to Morrow county.
IT IS A
That for some months past the trade
tho want of a
COMPLETE AND DESIRABLE ASSORTMENT
CLOTHING, FURNISHING GOODS, HATS, BOOTS and SHOES,
Tobacco and Cigars,
DRY GOODS, M W m GROCERIES
Glassware, Croclsery, IrToticiis, Etc.
DESIRING TO SUPPLY TIILS WANT,
WM. PENLAND, by WM. BLAIR, Manager,
Has received and opened for general inspection just such a Stock. W have
adopted the rule of
"QUICK SALES AND SMALL PROFITS,"
Which keeps business moviiii? and enables the merchant to renew his Stock
with Fresh Hoods, so that the buyer always has a choice of the best.
WE HAVE ALSO SECURED THE
Agency for FRANK BROTHERS Implement Company,
AND W1U, KKKP IN STOCK
ALL KINDS of FARM MACHINERY
ItitHliford and Ft ah liron. Wngom, llenny Hack, llodgn Headei-B,
i!rcune Chilled Mown, Hock Inland Turf and Stubble,
Eli (Sana, Star WindmitlH and J'lwpx, Etc., Etc.
WE PROPOSE TO GIVE FULL VALUE AND TO SHORTEN THE Dis
tance for buyeiB who desire fair returns for their hard cash. Inspect
our Goods and learn our prices.
WM. BLAIR, Manager.
UUSJ ISTJCSS is HI GINNING to MOVE
-AND SO 1H
"W. 23. McALISTEE,
WHO 1 1 AH Ol'KNKU
THE BOSS CASH STORE,
(.V THE I'OSTOFFICE HU1LDISG)
AM) IS NOW HKt'KIVINU
GROCERIES AND PROVISIONS,
lMXCPINU KVKHVTIIINO tXIIKK THAT 1IKAD.
ALL FRESH AND FIRST-CLASS!
Choice Brands of Tobacco and Cigars.
MY GOODS WERE BOUGHT FOR CASH, AND WILL BE HOLD FOR
cash only, and at the very lowest prices. No stale goods In the Boss
Cash Stokk, but everything fresh except the Hams, Bacon and Halted Sulmon.
Chickens and Eggs taken in
THE CITY DRUG STORE,
LEX ISO TOX, OHEOOX,
(DR. E. T. GEOGHEGAN, Pharmacist and Manager.)
KEEPS Jt FULL STOCK OF PURE DRUGS AND MEDICINES!
TOILET ARTICI.F.S. CHOICE PKHKf MKRY, NOTIONS, WMIOOI, BOOKD, STATIONERY,
CONFECTIONERY, CUTLERY, lM'TTY I'AINTH, OIL8, 0LAS8, Etc., Etc.
A FINE LINEf TOBACCO and CIGARS.
The lineal llrn.iU of HIYM Mild 1,1(11 OH for mfitllrlnal Furpotil.
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T T former to know thitt In Morrow county
run t found fr vacant lati! ani Itniiroveil
clalina for aalt- r lii-au. and that the aoll litre
atinot tK-rxrWIid. T!i prioi iil o.urtiijiitir
hould not he ih flcta-il. t nine at oncv.
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of Lexington has been miHciing from
exchange for Goods.
KEEP IN MINI) THE FACT THAT LEX
IriKton la In Ilia mlriat of a fine farming
country anil that now la the time to locate here.
1 OH N0T M,''-H' T IT WILLGIV
P I ivv yu the II I' bo KT for oug year,