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About Lexington wheatfield. (Lexington, Or.) 1905-19?? | View Entire Issue (Oct. 25, 1906)
LEXINGTON GROWS WITHOUT WATCHING
LEXINGTON, OREGON, THURSDAY OCTOBER 25, 190G
A KANSAS FREAK
We have heard and read of all kinds
of liars, but we beleive that th author
of the following taken from an Arkan
sas paper, Is entitled to the medal;
Great Bend, Kansas, Sept. 25
The case of Washington Davis, an
aged negro who lives on a truck farm
a few miles south of Great Bend, in a
settlement known as "Little Africa, Is
attracting much attention. The old
darky's skin is changing to the color
of a watermelon, and his figure is
rounding Into the shape of a perfectly
formed melon. , The sidts of the
negro's body and head have turned
green, while his back and face and the
front part of his body have changed to
a brilliant red. Wherever the red
shows dozens of black spots, shaped
like melon seeds, can be easily distin
guished, and on top of his head, which
is quite bald, there is a growth about
three inches in length which resembles
the stem of a melon. The legs and
arms are rapidly shriveling to the size
: of a vine, and the ears, hands and feet
have the exact appearance of the leaf
of a watermelon vine.
Davis says that the peculiar trans
formation was caused by fright. He
confesses that on the night of Septem
ber! it, he was feasting in a neigh
bor's melon patch, when the latter,
who heard a noise In the garden, fired
the contents of both barrels of a shot
gun in the direction from which the
noise came. Davis says buck-shot
whizzed all around him, and he was so
frightened that he reached his cabin
with great difficulty. He was com
pelted to remain In bed for several
Lack of Spaco.
There are some trials which be
set one at an early age. Bobby, vis
iting his grandmother, sulTcred one
"Did you have a good time?"
asked Hobby's mother. The small
son hesitated before be Answered. .
"Not so very," he said sadly.
"You see, grandmother kept telling
me to eat all the dinner I wanted,
and I couldn't!"
Salt Lake, Denver, Kansas
City, Chicago, St-Louis,
(kfnn Stenmeri for SmiFrniiolnon lev
Portland at 8 P. M. every fifth day.
Tick til to unit from nil point of the Unit
ed States and Kuroue.
Trains Leave Lexington, Daily, 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, G. P. A.
in '''' ' '' ' . ' 11
WE HAVE DECIDED TO QUIT BUSINESS
and are offering every article in our entire stock at reduced prices for cash. Anything
that happens to be the least shelf worn at prices far below cost.
"SEEING IS BELIEVING"
It is impossible to quote the prices we are offering on the . different
line, but we invite you to call and secure prices and convince yourself
that "Seeing is Believing".
We are selling on next fall terms on good
$2 25 Gloves at
1 50 "
$1 25 Comforts - $ 95
1 40 - - 1 10
2 00 " - - 1 (55
Woo! Dress Goods
The entire line at actual cost
et the same price, at cost. , We
have a lar,e line.
New Home Sewing Machines at
cost. See them.
$1 75 Blankets
1 50 ' "
, 1 25
. 95 " "
$0 00 Blankets
4 75 -4
1 $4 95
- 3 85
- 3 15
All Shoes to go at a price that you can see that is right. Do not fail to ask
about the Clothing and Men's ready to wear goods, Shirts, Underwear, Hats, and
Pure Cane Granulated Sugar. $5.85 sack
(subject to market change)
0 Castor Machine Oil $1.95 can
Sugar, 17 pounds for
Tobacco, any kind,
4q bar Starch
$1.35 sack H
' 45c pound yi
This is only a few things we mention to show you we mean business and what
we say is true. "We intend to quit".
COME BEFORE dUR STOCK IS BROKEN
PRODUCE TAKEN SAME AS CASH
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