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About Lexington wheatfield. (Lexington, Or.) 1905-19?? | View Entire Issue (March 29, 1906)
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A SURE THING. LEXINGTON GROWS
LEXINGTON, OREGON, THURSDAY MARCH 1906
ODD NUMBERED SECTIONS
A number of Morrow county peopl
are Interested In the Northern Pacific
overlap lands. N. P. Nelson's land Is
effected and he recently received the
following from The Land Office:
The Dalles' Ore., March 6, 1906
Nels P. Nelson, .
As your claim Is affected by a re
cent ruling of the Department of the
Interior In reference to the grant of
the Northern Pacific Railroad Com
pany, I enclose'you herewith a copy of
the letter from the Hon. Commission
er of the General Land Office dated
May 31, 1905, and a copy of the Sec
retary's decision, dated April 25, 1905
Anne M. Lang,
Washington, April 25, 1905
The Commissioner of the General
Herewith 1 transmit letter from the
Acting Attorney General, dated the
10th instant, advising this Department
that he caused the suit of the United
States v. The Northern Pacific Rail
way Company, et al., No. 5664, con
cerning Sec. 23, T. 2 N R. 22 E.,
Willamette meridian, "to be dismissed
because it was concluded that a suit
to recover the value of lands by reason
of this alleged overlap cannot be maintained."
The overlap here referred to Is the
overlap of that portion of the grant
for the constructed Drancn une in me
state of Washington with the withdraw
al made on account of the unconstruct
ed main line down the Columbia river
to Portland, Oregon. Within this ov
erlap the Department has heretofore
held that the grant made on account
of the constructed branch line was on
ly of a moiety of the lands (Sec. 1 1
L. D., 625), and the railroad company
was required to elect which of the al
ternate odd numbered sections within
this overlap it would take In satisfac
tion of the moiety, the remaining lands
being restored to entry and since dis
posed of. The decision arrived at in
the Department of Justice, which is
communicated In the letter herwith
enclosed, necessitates a change in
the departmental holding, and in the
adjustment , of this grant the com
pany must be credited for the full a
mount of the odd numbered sections
within the primary limits of its con
You will be governed accordingly In
the adjustment of this grant " and such
of the odd numbered as have been
disposed of under the former rule will
be 'listed for relinquishment by the
railroad company under the provisions
of the act of July 1, 1898 (30 Stat.,
(SUgned) E. A. Hitchcock,
The other letter - fsHnstruotton 'to
the officials in the Land Office at The
Dalles and contains nothing that has
not been mentioned in the one above.
Several parties here have purchased
some of this overlap land from parties
who settled on it, made proof and ob
tained patents from ( the government.
While some have been Inclined criti
cise the officials in the land depart
ment, we believe it would be better to
withhold judgement until we see what
disposition is to be made of it. It ' is
not likely that the government would
attempt to take back Improved land
Vlthout fully reimbursing the present
owners and occupants.
Alvmys Keop Chamnerlalii'o Cough
Kerned y In II U House.
"We would not be without Chamber-
Iain's Cough Remedy. It is kept on
hand continually tn our home,'.' says
W. W. Kearney, editor of the Indepen
dent, Lowry City, Mo. That is just
what every family should do. When
kept at hand ready for Instant use, a
cold may be checked at the outset and
cured in much less time than after It
has become settled In the system:
This remedy Is also without a peer for
croup in children, and will prevent the
attack when given as soon as the child
becomes hoarse, or even after the
croupy cough appears, which can only
be done when tire remedy is kept at
hand. For sak by W. P. McMillan '
LEXINGTON IMPROVEMENT LEAGUE
Al the citizens meeting last Friday
evening a temporary organization was
effected and a committee was appoint
to draft a constitution, which was to
report at a meeting to be held Monday
evening. On Monday evening the
meeting was called to order by tempo
rary chairman, S. A. Thomas, and the
following officers were elected for the
permanent organization: President,
S, A. Thomas; Vice-president, W. F.
Barnett; Secretary, R, C. Warren,
Treasurer, W. E. Leach. The com-!
miitee on constitution made their re
port and the constitution was adopted.
It is the intention of the League to be
come identified with the Oregon De
velopment League and do considerable
advertising for this part of Morrow
county. Lexington Is situated In the
heart of ihe best grain producing part
of Morrow county and there is no good
reason why Lexington should not be
come better known by the outside
world. The Morrow county exhibit at
the Portland Exposition was classed
among the best county exhibits, and a
majority of the grains in that exhibit
were grown by Lexington farmers.
The Lexington Improvement League
has a membership of 25 and asks ev
eryone Interested in the Improvement
of this vicinity to become members.
The help of all is needed.
Get Your Name on
- ' The Witeatfield List
The Wheatfield prints the news.
Thousands ei people actually think '
themselves to death every year by al-
lowing their minds to dwell on morbid
subjects. The idea that one has some
incipient disease in one's system, the
thought of financial ruin, that one Is
getting on In life without improving;
prospects any of these or a thousand
similar thoughts may carry a heathly
man to a premature grave. A melaa
choly thought that fixes itself upon
one's mind needs as much doctoring
as physical disease. It needs to be
eradicated from the mind or it will
have just the same result as a neglect
ed disease would have.
Every melancholy . thought, every
morbid notion and every nagging worry
should be resisted to the utmost, and
the patient should be protected by
cheerful thought, .of which there is ,
bountiful store In every one's
nAeeaeclnn RrlcrVlt MmOniOnS iTQ
cheaper than drugs and plasters.
The morbid condition of mind pro
duces a morbid condition of body, and
if the disease does happen to be in the
system it receives every encourage
ment to- develop. We need more
mental therapy. i
The Wheatfield has just completed
arrangements with the Oregon Journal
whereby we are able to furnish the .
Oregon Daily Journal, including . the .
Sunday Issue, and The Wheatfield,
one year $7. The Daily Journal ana
Wheatfield one year $5. The bemK
Weekly Journal and The Wheatfield
one year $1.75. .
Si s jS
WE SAVE YOU MONEY
We carry the White House . Shoes for
Men and Women. From $2,25 to
$3.50 for Women. $3.00 to $4.50
for Mem. Buster Brown Blue
Ribbon Shoes for the Girls and
All the latest styles in Gordon Hats
will be in this week, at $3.00.
; Lyon Hats from $1.00 to $2.25 in
any style. New stock i just
WE ARE HEADQUARTERS FOR ;
C L- O T H I N C
Granite Ware.' '
Pots and Kettles
Wire and Nails.
Stoves and Ranges.
Bath Tubs and Sewer Pipes.
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Culfs and Collars.
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