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About Lexington wheatfield. (Lexington, Or.) 1905-19?? | View Entire Issue (Nov. 23, 1905)
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S. A. THOMAS,
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Entered as second-class matter October
6, 1905, at the post office at Lexington, Or
egon, under the Act cf Congress of March
THURSDAY NOVEMBER 23, 1905,
ELECTRIC LIGHT PLANT
Lexington to be supplied
with Electric Lights
The days of the coal oil lamp for
Lexington people Is almost over. The
Lexington Electric Co. is the style of
the firm, with S. A. Thomas and John
B. White at the head of it, that will
install and operate an electric lighting
system to furnish lights to the town for
street lighting and to the residents for
private uses. The plant will consist of
a Stover Gasoline engine and a Ho
bart, gas engine type, Dynamo. This
dynamo was on display in the Electri
cal building, at the Portland Exposi
tion and was awarded a gold medal.
The entire plant, including the wire
and fixtures, was purchased through
the well known firm of Mitchell, Lewis
& Staver Co., of Portland, and is ex
pected to arrive in Lexington next
Monday, when construction work will
commence. With electric lights Lex
ington will be second to none in the
county. It Is expected that the plant
will be in operation by December 10th.
The following persons have been
nominated and have received the
number of votes opposite their names
for the free scholarship in the Pendle
M. E. Bundy,' Strawberry - 100
Frank Tyler, Lexington - '100
(By Henry F. Cope in Portland Journal)
Kindness Is the key to every heart.
Small sorrows are most voluble.
Fidelity is the best evidence of
Sins of the imagination are by no
means imaginary sins.
Saving money is not being saved by
Praying for ease is asking to be an
Sorrow is often one way of spelling
The self-centered church revolves
around the collection. J
The finest sermon is the one that
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Salt Lake, Denver, Kansas
City, Chicago, St Louis,
Ocean Steninom for Sim Kriinolco lenve
J'orUmid Ht 8 I. M. every tirth day.
Tickti to and from all points of the Unit
ed States and Kurope.
Trains Leave Lexington, Dally, ex
cept Sunday, - 9:25 A. M.
Trains Arrive at Lexington, Daily, ex
cept Sunday - 5:10 P. M.
Trains Connect at Heppner Junction
with Main Line trains for all
points East and West.
' A. L. CRAIG, C P. A.
makes the fur fly on the other fellow.
Pleasure without moderation Is al
ways mixed with misery. ,
No big success can come to a little
The best prayer against pain is ab
stinence from sour apples.
As a balm philosophy seems to be
suited to wounds that have healed
The cream of society Is easily sepa
rated from the milk of human kindness.
It takes more than wind in the chest
to make wings grow on the back.
Petty annoyances make good plumb
lines to determine the depth of your
You do not need to prove that you
are a square man by sticking your cor
ners into everybody.
Old Maids' Convention.
This has been traveling mens week
In Lexington. From two to six every
The shooting match last Saturday
was not as well attended as It should
have been, partially on account of the
weather, as it was a cold, dreary day,
everyone seemed inclined to stay near
If you cannot find what you want'ln
the Drug line try Davidson Bros, of
lone, they carry the largest stock of
Drugs and Chemicals in Morrow Co.
Mail and Telephone orders promptly
attended to. 1 . 9tf
J. R. Brown and wife, of Pendleton
are the guests of Mr. and Mrs. A.
Reaney. Mrs. Brown and Mrs..Rean
ey are sisters. Mr. Brown Is an old
resident of Eastern Oregon and says
that Lexingtons future looks bright to
We failed to mention In last weeks
issue the arrival of No 1, Vol 1, of
the Laidlaw Chronicle, published at
Laidlaw, Crook County. The new
paper is well patronized and has all
the ear marks of a healthy Infant.
Here's success to The Chronicle.
The Lexington band was reorganiz
ed last Saturday evening with twelve
members. John B. White was elect
ed leader; Karl Beach, general man
ager; Frank White, treasurer; Harold
McCormick, secretary. They expect
to purchase new uniforms and be in
excellent condition for the coming
Town election cccurs on Tuesday,
December 5th, and the following tick
et was placed in nomination at the
caucus last Saturday evening. May
or, W. G. Scott; Recorder, E. D.
Leach; Treasurer, R. B. Wilcox;
Councilmen, V. E. Leach, W. F,
Bamett, R. L. Benge, E. D. McMil
lan, W. P. McMillan and A. K, Fuller.
While there were six nominations
made for councilmen but four . will be
voted for and elected.
Lexington has one of the best water
system in Eastean Oregon. The new
reservoir is now In use and full of wat
er. It has been dug into concrete
gravel about 10 feet then concrete
walls were laid on all sides and cem
ent, mixed with Umatilla sand, has
been placed on the concrete. ' Messrs
Scott & Co have expended a large a
mount of money in' this system and
have constructed every part of it in a
good substantial manner and Lexing
ton as a whole Is proud of Its water
Chas. Beymer, J. H. Chapman and
Dick Lahue were called to Heppner
Tuesday last to fill an Important en
gagement. Willis Ward and Thos.
Barnettt were . included in the urgent
invitation, but as both of these parties
were in Heppner on other business on
that date, tha invitations were read to
them there. Mr. Ward was the first
one called on for a short speech and
was requested to release himself from
thirty peices of the coin of the realm.
Messrs Chapman and Beymer were
next called on, but being better looking
men, were assessed fifty pieces each.
We failed to learn the fate of the oth
ers. The charge was gambling.
Is fast drawing nigh so come and get your Groceries from
our well selected stock. And also your table is not com
plete without fine linens and napkins neat. You will find 2
we have a nice line of Table Linens ranging in price from
50 cents to $1.25 per yard.
A new line of Heaters now opened up and
are selling at special prices. We now have in
stock the well known Charter Oak" Range.
Call and see us before purchasing
None better than a Charter Oak Q
.Ladies ready to wear skirts, latest
Styles and very best quality
Prices $1.75 to $10.00
Call on us for Tinware, Paints, Oils, Etc. We can please you
; on quality and price.
The opening chapters of "A Wife's
Secret" or "A Bitter Reckoning" ap
pears on the inside pages of this issue
of The Wheatfield. This serial story
is by Charlotte M. Braeme and is one
of the best productions of this famous
author. For the benefit of new sub
scribers we wjll keep a limited supply
of this issue so they may have the
first chaDters. Subscribe now so that
you may not miss the beginlng of this
I have secured rooms in the
Doherty Hotel building
and am prepared to do all
kinds of needle work and
Dressmaking at reasonable
Plans and Estimates furnished
See us before building
PRINTS THE NEWS
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J. H. CHAPMAN & CO., Props.
FRESH BEER ALWAYS ON DRAUGHT
o GOOD POOL TABLE IN CONNECTION
I JOHN B. WHITE
& HORSESHOEING A SPECIALTY 0
p Work Neatly Executed . Charges Reasonable
LEXINGTON, OREGON. ?