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About Lexington weekly budget. (Lexington, Morrow County, Or.) 188?-1??? | View This Issue
THURSDAY SEPT. 25, 1890
"This notice marked with a blue pencil in
dicate that your subscription has expired, and
if j0K lot's A the paper continued you should remit
the price of mhscription at once.
Wheat is rolling in.
Emory Hodson is at Seattle.
diaries Pierrot is now in Portland.
Babbitt-metal (or sale at this office.
ieo. W. Harris is now at Coburg, Or.
Seed rye can bo found at the Lexing
ton flour mill.
A light thunder shower occurred last
Tour dollars a day is offered for car
ienters at Pendleton.
G. W. -Sparry and family, of Alpine,
moved into town last week.
The Portland fair opens to-day and
promises to be the most successful yet
The bright colors of autumn may now
be seen among the trees along Willow
creek. Mr. and Mrs. Henry l'adberg started
Tufwluv morning for a trip to Pendleton
nd Walla Walla.
'iivls ft fmrgoyne are exchanging
flour for wheat at the rate of thirty-live
pounds per bushel.
Twelve dollars and a half per ton is
nairi to bo the ruling price for hay de
livered at Hmmrmr.
The smiling countenance of Towns.
Mathews, of Sand Hollow, was seen in
Lexington laHt Saturday.
The residence property of .T. F.
Tirewer, on West street, was purchased
last week by A. T. Wood.
Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Chrisman, of Eight
Mile, will start next Tuesday to spend
the winter at Scio, Linn county.
denial Jim Depny, proprietor of the
Pioneer hotel at Heppner, visited old
friends in Lexington last Friday.
Wm. Cox has oiiened the Lexington
butcher shop, and is now prepared to
furnish fresh beef in any Quantity.
li. W. Turner, of Sand Hollow, was in
Lexington last Friday. Mrs. Turner
and three children are visiting relatives
At Pendleton on Tuesday wheat was
quoted at 5(1 for little club and 58 for
nine stem, and fanners holding for bet
Marshall Hill, who has been in the
employ of the railroad coinuanvat Pasco
for some time past, is now stationed at
i neney, wasn.
0. 1). Owen was down from the timber
last week. He has not killed anv bears
lately, but those animals had better
keep out of his sight.
The annual session of the Mid-Columbian
association of the Congregational
churches will bo held in Lexington dur
ing the first week in November.
The forfeiture bill remains as last
week, though only one bill is ahead of
it in the house, and it may he finished
up to-day or to-morrow. Preparo to
W. J. Davis has erected over bis
jmmp Irouse a neat windmill of his own
nveimuii aim construction. J I aims con
Hidernbly to the appearance of bis al
ready attractive home.
While handling wheat at the ware
house yesterday C. A. Johnson slipped
and fell on the edge of the platform, re
ceiving severe bruises which will lay
mm oft tor a tew days.
Up to date Blair has shipped 10,(i((8
husliels of wheat, and there are row-
three carloads on the platform. The
price to-uay is oo cents, (quality good.
&icks averaging well up to 140 pounds.
The Hena MarselU dramatic comimnv
played three nights here this week. The
iioys and girls of the company may be
future Booths and Modjeskas; the town
may be a future Tacouiu; it was a
Hev. E. II. Beach and Carl came
lown from their mountain camp last
week, and tne former returned Alondav.
Mr. Hone's health continues (mite noor.
and he will probably remain in camp
until tne tail rains.
The officers of Rawlins post, G. A. K.,
request that every member of the post
attend the meeting next Saturday after
noon, as final action will be taken upon
tne matter ot holding a two days camp
fire at an early date.
In Sonoma county, Cal.. this season
the value of the fruit ami hop crops is
estimated at f 1,525,500. The fanners of
that county also annually realize hand'
soma sums from the sale of fine horses
bay, grain, potatoes,! cheese, butter,
poultry, eggs ana various other pro'
Dr. W. M. Lewis started for Long
Creek last Thursday, and his family
will follow shortly. Dr. Lewis will bo
missed from Lexington, though the
change will no doubt he an advantage
ous one for him, as he takes the lucra
tive practice of Dr. J. II. Fell, who con
templates going east.
"James, Leach was down from the
liarv st "fields of Umatilla last week to
see his little boy, who was so badly
burned recently. He returned, but is
expected home next Saturday to remain
permanently. Little Halpli endures his
Hiifterings like a hero, and his condition
is steadily improving.
Early on Tuesday morning of last
week the First National bank at The
Dalles was robbed of $0,450. The job
was evidently the work of professionals,
and must have taken two or three
weeks. The concrete pier upon which
the vault stands was tunneled and a
bole drilled through the back of the
Actual results of the most favorable
character, produced by a few farmers
who have planted grape vines in this
county and taken proper care of them
after they were planted, prove conclu
sively that grapes will do well here.
Eli Summer, on Willow creek, can show
such results, though the creek lands are
not as well adapted as the uplands for
As Charlie Parkins' facetious state
ments to the Gnzette seem to have been
taken in earnest, we will say that the
Bi doet has not been sold or removed
to Heppner, but continues its little one
horse business "at the old stand." It
still blossoms, without irrigation, every
Thursday afternoon, and if it ever con
cludes to wilt due publicity will be given
Condensed Clippings from Eastern Oregon
Pendleton Daily East Oregouian.
There are 340 pupils in attendance at
the Pendleton public school.
A commodious new school house is
being built in the Keeder district, north
The deputy U. S. marshal is kept
busy in preventing the violation of the
Pendleton's first cement pavement is
being constructed alongside the Pen
dleton Savings Bunk building.
Pendleton cigar makers ship their
goods to Union and Morrow counties,
Walla Walla and southern Oregon.
Bluford Stanton, of Milton, Bays the
arrival of one hundred Adventists fami
lies is expected soon in his neighbor
hood. A haystack of about 50 tons belonging
to John Owens, the well-known Bear
creek rancher, was destroyed by fire
Wm. Eector, who has had a long run
with his steam threshing outfit, during
the last four weeks averaged 1,000 sacks
daily, the best record of the Beason.
It is reported that Joseph Fix, while
hunting in the mountains near Alba,
shot himself in the foot, and a portion
of that member had to be amputated.
George Rentley's barn und contents
on Wild Horse were destroyed by fire a
few days since, caused by sparks from
a locomotive. There was no insurance.
In a deep canyon on Ilidaway creek
J. W. Terry the other day found the
skull of some extinct animal. It is
very thick, an inch or more in some
"Con" Driscoll, one of Umatilla coun
ty's pioneers, who was known to all old
timers, and new-timers for that matter,
in this section, died last Friday at his
home near Vinson.
Uncle Davy Coffman is entitled to the
potato-raising championship in this sec
tion. He has six mammoth tubers on
exhibition at Howard Brothers' which
weigh sixteen pounds.
Thirty-two saks of "Mammoth Pearl"
potatoes were brought to town yester
day from Harry Mahler's farm on Birch
creek, and it is claimed that not one of
tho tubers will weigh less than a pound.
S. M. Richardson is harvesting his
second crop of cabbages this year at his
garden below Pendleton. Some of the
heads of cabbage weigh two pounds,
and in one instance three beads were
found on one stalk.
At Vansycle station, on the 18th inst.,
during an altercation between J. II.
Keid, agent for tho (). & W. T. Co., and
a man named McAfeo in charge of the
elevator, the latter gave the former a
deep cut in the neck. Reid will prob
ably reuover. McAfee was arrested.
Elgin, the wheat king of Umatilla
county, harvested 4,000 acres of wheat
Several hundred people participated
in the harvest picnic at Weston on the
The young ladies of Weston met ut
the residence of Mrs. McMorris last
Saturday and organized a young ladies'
I). W. Jarvis. the county school su
perintendent, is milking arrangements
for an excursion ol I matilla county
teachers to Portland, to take place on
October 20th. .
There is of late an increase in tho
number of cases of reckless riding and
cowboy performances on tho streets of
Weston. Thursday morning two young
men ran a horse race the full length of
Water street, yelling like Indians and
beating their horses with their hats.
Adams haB a brass band.
The Athena band gave a ball Friday
evening. The occasion was the dedica
tion of Raymond's new ball.
Several threshing outfits have pulled
out for the Palouse country, where
threshing has just commenced."
James Stamper captured thirty head
of stolen horses and brought them to
Athena Thursday. They were tho prop
erty of Jim Giies, J. "R. Crews, Bill
Taylor and Mr. McAlistor, a stock man
of the Touchet. The horses were cauizht
in the mountains between the Umatilla
and Walla Walla rivers, w here they have
been for some time, as the altered brands
were nearly all healed up. The brands
had been disfigured by adding to the
old ones, as for instance if the old brand
was J, by adding on a distlgurer could
make A, V, N, M. or most any other
letter or figure. It is said that this
work has been going on for several
years, and that many hundred head of
stolen horses have been driven across
the mountains and sold in eastern mar
kets. The thieves havo not been cap
tured. OHA.NT COl'NTY
Canyon City New.
Mining on the bars of the John Day
seems to be about played out, and the
Chinese talk of shutting down opera
tions in their claims.
Contractor Guernsey lias the new
bridge across the John Day completed,
and when the road supervisor builds
the approaches there need be no kick.
Grant connty has no wheat to ship
outside her borders instead, she wants
to buy some flour, all owing to the in
sufficiency of her milling facilities.
It is said that the yield of g'ain in the
John Day valley this year is not equal
to the straw in other words the grain
crop is short while the straw crop is
It is learned that Abe Thorp, a resi
dent of Haystack precinct, also a neigh
bor of the late departed J. D. Hunsaker,
the blonde bramier, has suddenly dis
appeared, from Grant county because
quite a band of cattle belonging to his
neighbors were found running around
with bis brand on them.
Long Creek Eagle.
The Paddysville store is completed
and Jim Allen is happy.
John Day ranchmen are furnishing
the 1-ong Creek section with fruit.
Most all of Long Creek's visitors say
it is "the liveliest little town in Oregon."
Notwithstanding the fact that last
winter killed a great many cattle, horses
and sheep in the Long Creek section,
times are just as good, if not better,
than they have been hen toforo at the
fall rai r-s.
Germany eats California peaches.
Produce the best and get the most.
In Kansas "0 per cent of the voters
We exported 40,000,000 bushels- of
wheat last year.
The little leaks on tho farm are often
what take the profits.
Broom corn to the value of $111,000
was exported last year.
There are six farmers in the senate
and thirty-five in the house.
One-third of the people of Oklahoma
are reported to be in need of food and
For some reason Australian bred
horses are noted as great weight car
riers. You can force your animals to eat
poor food, but nature will get even
Last Saturday marked the closo of one
of the most successful sessions of the
A mixture of one-third each of com,
oats and barley makes a good ration of
grain for work teams.
In Great Britain grain in process of
shipment is stored free of charge by the
railroads for the first two weeks.
The acreage of wheat in the British
Islands this year is 1:10,000 acres less
than the usual area devoted to that crop.
The United Stales exports nne-fuurth
of its wheat, one-lifth of its cheese, one
half of its tobacco and two-thirds of its
It rarely pays to set egas for batching
much alter tho first of June. The
weather is too hot to give a good sturt
Tl ic corn exported last vear amounted
to 102,000,000 bushels. This is almost
twice as much us Was exported in any
It is estimated that the potato crop of
tho United States will be short 100,000,
000 bushels, and the European crop
The grape crop of New Jersey will be
a failure this year, owing to rot and the
rose bug. The loss to growers will bo
more than $500,000.
One of the advantages in grinding feed
is that stock can he kept in a bettttr con
dition on a less quantity of mixed ground
grain than if fed whole.
A plant has been established at Port
age, Ohio, for manufacturing a substi
tute for lumber from rice straw, an
abundant and burdensome product.
Those who carry away the prizes at
the live stock shows and fairs are this
breeders that ullow nothing to interfere
with tho growth of the animals from
birth until maturity.
Two Boone county (Iowa) farmers ex
perimented this year on a small scale
by salting several acres of wheat fields.
Tho yield on the suited land doubled
the yield on the ''fresh" land, the grain
also being much heavier.
As far as can be learned from statis
tics at hand the mortgage foreclosures
in Kansas for tho first six months of
this year amount to nearly $2,000,000.
A large amount of this is on wild land
taken up by speculators and mortgaged
for what it would bring.
Knr the Hipoirr.
Threshing is nearly finished in this
Farmers are busy hauling their grain
Mrs. Estcb, who has been quite sick
for somo time, is now ablo to be up.
The Gooseberry school commenced on
tho 15th instant with Mrs. Powell us
Misses Mellie ami Emma Howerton,
of Heppner, are visiting friends and rel
Sam Miller's little boy, who was se
verely injured somo days ago by falling
over u rocky blutr, is recovering".
Allison Slmdduck contemplates dis
posing of his property hern and remov
ing to California on account of his wife's
W. P. Snyder is teaching the school
in Tash district, near llardman. Mr.
S. reports a studious school with a good
Crops have turned out better than was
expected. N. R. McV'ay's blue stem
wheat made 10 bushels per acre; little
club, 15 or 10 bushels. These yields are
about an aveiage of this locality.
The young folks met at the school
bouse a few evenings since to reorganize
the litorary society, but concluded to
postpone reorganization till a later date.
A spelling-bee was then proposed for
the evening, which was carried on with
considerable amusement till a late hour.
GoosF.ntnitY, Sept. 't, 1S90.
"NEW COLDEN" WHEAT.
An experiment in w heat raising at J.
L. Cox's place, at tho head of Spear's
canyon, six miles from Yokum station,
is attracting somo attention. Three
years ago Mr. Cox secured three or four
pounds of "New Golden" wheat from
tho agricultural department, and planted
it. The next year he sowed the crop
raised from tho first seed, and this year
he had a thirty-acre tract of tho now
wheat. It was cut by R. P. Wallace,
who says it will yield not less than
twenty bushels per acre, and this in
face of the fact that a field of little club
wheat adjoining could not be touched
by the header, and was found unfit for
anything but hay. A sample of the
grain brought to Pendleton is said by
W. S. Byers, to whom it was showed, to
be fine milling wheat. It will bo gown
exclusively for next harvest by Mr.
Cox, and his neighbors are thinking seri
ously of trying it also. The experiment
proves one thing that an occasional
change of seed wheat is beneficial, a
fact long ago recognized by farmers in
the east. Knit Oregouian.
Crape Are All Right.
Undo Jake Earnst has fourteen varie
ties of grae vines on his place six miles
southwest of Lexington. In productive
ness at three years old from the slip be
finds the Muscat of Alexandria tho best,
Rose of Peru, California Mission, Royal
Muscatine. Sweetwater, white .Muscat
and black Hamburg next, and Concord
last, though age of vine may make a
difference in relative yields. The right
varieties properly cared for do well here
and there ought to be many small vine
ywds in tl.i.- i-ijiiiily.
tyVIS & BURGOYNE,
FKOI'RIKTOBS OF THE
exikgtomI flOURl YjjI
Kl tr CONSTANTLY ON HASI
THE VERY BEST QUALITY
WHITE W GRAHAM FLOUR,
urm xy o cokn hii:ai..
Bran, Middlings, Shorts &. Chop
Iu quantities to suit.
Flour In Exchange for Mlirat ut
35 1'oundn per Ilimhcl.
Grain Chopped 'to Order at
milK F.i-R 'VKNF.D OFT AT OCR MTU,
Cr e-y'llnn-inii with tho host inaiU',
ati .Th yi. - r put a , hc hm' list tinri
cuuslsti iil ulth t legitimate business.
AAgcucy of tho Northwest Insurance
TUMBLE IN' LUMBER!
OKli 813 A THOUSAND
LEXINGTON PLANING MILL
UiTEH Knd of Mais St.
All Furniture 20 Per Out Cheaper
than Ever Before.
tJ n. iioi'K, proprietor of tiik mux,
r offers the above inducements for n short
time (inly. A fine lot of iiioMiiifsnt low prices.
He means business, ('nil unit see what voucun
i1n Willi a small amount of cash.
yiU.lAM 1'liSLAND WI1X PAY
II I 111; ST .If A It K K T I'll It I
WHEAT WHEAT WHEAT
W II K A T W II EAT W II E A T
WHEAT fflll-JAT WHEAT
AT LKXINCiTOX AT LEXINGTON
V hciii t it c kit und '!' I ne t or SmIc.
if yof need
A MU Altl: HI;.1I,... A IWUT BED
. TI1V TIIK .
LEXINGTON H OT E L J
HY Jilts. KM SUMMER.
A"0 CHIN EKE EMPLOYE!) ATTHIS HOUSE,
Single meats. cents: hoard per week.
4.00; hoard and IihIk Iiik per week, IS.00. The
house Is under the personal supervision of the
proprietress, and quests may he assured that
everything Is in tne hest in he procured.
GEO. P. MORGAN,
LAND LAW SPECIALIST,
THE DAM. KM, OK.
3K;n.ARI.Y ADMITTED TO PRACTICE
11 Injure Loral Land Oim-es und Dptmrt
inentH nt Washington. I Hinrtfe nothing for
corrtwponuenee, ana may oeaijio lo nuip you
mWm If I tftV your rnse T nm wtlifnff to
wail until the work In Huccetuifully done before
my it'i is uiie.
R3. I'. Q. HIGIINOTF.
TEA C II E It or M II S I C
87!) Feline Ave.
New and Original Mkthwik of In
struction. IN TllltKE MONTHS MY IMTII.S BECOME
accomplished vocalists and expert perform
ers on the k,on, swliict and all the most dllll
cult of modern instruments.
attt kc h . .v m e r It O It n
KH Sack Alley.
Stalk Bread, Ml- Pikh, Hawthorn
Tarth, Etc., at Low Phicen.
At V FINE BRICK OVKN 1H ALWAYS HOT
nd private families wishing in have their
Kround srinlrrels roasted on .Sunday cun be ac-
eoiiunoiiaieij ai snori notice.
HADHITT META f
A BBITT -M ETA li
15 CENTS PER POt'ND
IS CENTS I'KR POUND
AT THE "BI DHET ' OrEICE.
FIYE DOLLARS REWARD.
4TRAYED FROM J.KXINoTON AROI'T
July 1,'ith, bay horse, branded nu left shoul
der with anchor T over R connected; weiKhs
about laflO pounds. The above re nurd will bo
paid lor delivery to me at Lexington or for m
formulutu leading to recovery.
SHORT-HORN BULL FOR SALE,
rpiiK THOROirriflBREf) IH'RIIAM BI LL,
X "Dr. Cleveland" it offered for sale at
oargaiD. ine animal la tour years old, and
was brcl by A. H. Melier of (.arden (.rove.
Iowa, lor pedigree and further particulars
apply " Mil l 1KB,' three miles north of
I.. X.HKO.Ii. .,,
That for some months past the trade
the want of a
COMPLETE AND DESIRABLE ASSORTMENT
CLOTHING, FURNISHING GOODS, HUTS, BOOTS and SHOES,
Tobacco and Cigars,
DRY GOODS, staple aNo FflNcr GROCERIES
Glass-ware, Croclsery, "Noticiis, Etc.
DKSIIUNG TO SUPPLY THIS WANT,
WM. PENLAND, by WM. BLAIR, Manager,
Has received ami opened for general inspection just such a Hock. 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 choico of the best.
WIC HAVK ALSO BKCt'RKI) TIIK
Agency for FRANK BROTHERS Implement Company,
ALL KINDS of FARM MACHINERY
litisliford ami Fixh llron. Wanon,
Sjracitxe Chilled Plows, Hack
Kll (luiiii, Star ll hidinillH
WE PliOPOSK TO G1VK FULL VALUK AND TO 8HOHTKN THE DIS
tutice for buyers who desire fair returns for their hard cash. Inspect
our Goods and learn our prices.
WM. BLAIR, Manager.
BUSINESS" is BEGINNING to MOVE
AND SO IS
"WHO HAS OPENED
THE BOSS CASH STORE,
(.V THE J'OSTOFFICE 11U1LJIXG)
AND IS NOW KKCKIVINO
GROCERIES AND PROVISIONS,
INXXUDINO EVERYTHING UNDER THAT HEAD.
ALL FRESH AND FIRST-CLASS !
Choice Brands of Tobacco and Cigars.
MY GOODS WKRE BOUGHT FOR CASH, AND WILL BE HOLD FOR
tahii only, and at the very lowest prices. No stale (roods in the Boss
Canii Stork, but everything fresh except the Hams, Bacou and Baited Salmon.
"" Eggs taken in exchange for Goods.
HENRY PADBERG, "
THE CITY DRUG STORE,
LEX1XUTOX, OREO OX,
KEEPS II FULL STOCK OF PURE DRUGS AND MEDICINES!
TOILET ARTICLES, CHOICE PERFUMERY, NOTIONS, SCHOOL HOOKS, STATIONERY,
C'ONKECTIONEKY, CUTLERY, PUTTY PAINTS, OILS, GLASS, Etc., Etc.
A FINE LINE of TOBACCO and CIGARS.
The t'lnkt Hrni.iW or VIi:s and I.IUI Wit for tfediclnul I'urpeaca.
fFl'HKHCKIPTIUN8 CimroUHIiKO DAY OR NlUHT.-
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T ANTED EAHTKKN AND WESTERN
fnrrnfr to know Hint In Morrow county
i-nii lie loun't fre vhi-hui Ihhq anil Improved
i-lim lor unlet i Iii-hji, nli'l that the null hire
cunrtni ! iy)'l. 1 li nri'M-nt opportnnltim
nl.oijM not In- ij. Kli-,.-i, ,1. i iuu- Bt once.
of Lexington has been suffering from
KEEP IN STOCK
llciiuy lluchs, lloilgm Hcudcri,
Maud Turf mid Stubble,
and I'uwpii, Etc., Etc.
J "I ",
T'EEP IN MIND THE XACT THAT LEX
IV lnxt'in l In the niMut ol a fine forming
country ml that now In the time to M-ntf hem.
1 1 nfl !s'"T MUCH. BI T IT WILLOIVE
4 I iVU ii tin- BI DOET for uue year. ,