Devoted to the Interests of Southern Wasco County VOL. 1.NO. 1, MAUPIN, SOUTHERN WASCO COUNTY, OREGON, SEPTEMBER 2, 1914 THE YEAR $1.50 AUP1N IS NOTED III!! IIS HPPII Train Loads of Hogs, Grain, Stock Go from This Point to Market Each Year One car of hogs for each week in the year is the record of pro duction accomplished by the hog raisers in the vicinity of Maupin last year. There were fifty-two cars of hogs worth seventy-five thousand dollars shipped from here in 1913. That profitable .industry is on the in crease here and contributes lar gely toward making Southern Wasco County one of the pros perous agricultural sections of the West. Wheat is the principal product of this section. Last year the crop was a bumper and a good yield has been secured this year altho it is not up to last. It is too early to form an accurate estimate of this year's crop but several cars of wheat are being shipped from the local farmers' warehouse each week. Sheep, cattle and fruit also contribute largely to the pros perity jof Jthis wonderful country. The possibilities for develop ment in Southern Wasco County are great. The imagination can remain firmly upon probability and see the country surrounding Maupin in a few years one of the choice garden spots of the pros perous and fertile Northwest. Just in A Big Shipment From the East One Lessing Player Piano will be sold here for $415. This is the cheapest price ever quoted on this piano. W. H. STAATS" & CO, Irrigation Project Is Well Under Way Messrs Keep, Hall- and Swank were down Monday from the irri gation project where they report work as going ahead satisfactori ly. The former is proprietor of the project aud the two lattter are contractors on the work. It is the belief of these men that they will have water on the flat this fall. The present unit will carry 209 second feet of water and irrigate several thousand acres of land. Charged with Assault, Fined, at Tygh Valley Answering to a charge of assault upon Chas. Martin, a man by the name of Ashen appeared before Judge J. F. Harper of the Tygh Valley justice court and after trial was fined fifteen dollars, which he paid. The difficulty arose over a trade between the defendant and Martin. The trial was had yester day, and it is stated the dispute will be settled by a civil suit. Maupin Orchards Supply Demand That fruit growing in Southern Wasco County is a successful altho a practically undeveloped industry is evidenced by the fine orchards of Messers Johnson and Vander- pool whose places are located one half mile and one mile north of Maupin. These two orchards now supplv Maupin and surround ing communities with fine lucious fruit, equal to that grown any where. Peaches are the principal i fruit grown, When a compara tively small area is so productive under irrigation Manpin farmers will soon grow at leaste enough fruit for their own use, Gent's fine furnishing Shoes Ladies' Kid button weltShoes Childrens' School Shoes We can supply your wants in Groceries, Farm Imple ments, Wagons, Manure Spreaders, etc. HOMESTEADER j IS ARRESTED Local Character Accus ed of Harness and Saddle Theft Taken to Spokane j Accused of stealing a harness, and saddle from a shop in Spo-i kane, B. E. Gehymer, a home steader near this place, and Joe Waldron were arrested here and returned to the Washington city : last week. The goods were found in the possession of the two men at the O-W depot j here and taken in charge by the local officers. They were packed ; in a barrell and a box marked tools and billed from Walla Walla consigned to Geyhmer at Hunts1 Ferry. Acting upon advice from Spo kane officials Sherriff Christrnan notified Deputy Sherriff W. H. Staats, of Maupin, to watch out for the goods if they arrived at either of the local depots and arrest the men if they attempted to remove them. Officer Staats deputised W. H. Williams to watch for the men and Tuesday morning the men appeared and demanded the goods of the O-W. agent and, after signing for them were taken into custody by Mr. Williams, The north bound O-W train was held a few minuets for! the arrest to be made and the prisoners were taken to The Dalles. When searched Gehy mer was unarmed but Walburn was found to be carrying a forty four revolver. (Continued on Page Eight) 1 i Fanners Interested in n ,1 ' fir 'v injured" lnair'quit "ids' Job .mil MMtion Soon to bej!etur"ed h;- eisa j fanner 111 the Cntenmi section. Held at Tygh Valley , The progressive farmers in this section are commencing to take an active interest in the approaching Southern Wasco County Fair to be held at Tygh Valley the middle of next month. The Fair is going to be a good one and promises to be well attended. The wide awake people of Tygh Valley and vicinity held the first annual Southern Wasco County Fair last fall and were so successful, that tlley de- tennined upon another exhibition this year. "Come with your stock and gar den products," says the advertis ing literature, "win some of these : premiums and show the world 1 what Southern Wasco is doing." Prizes are offered for all sorts of farm and ranch products, and they are substantial prizes, too. Cash will be paid for the best displays from bottom or im-rated lands and from non-irrigated lands. In the regulations it is nrovitled that 0 for premiums listed under the head ; cf non-irrigated lands." hi addition to the regular prizes offered by the Fair Associaticu, both Central Oregon railroads aie offering big valuable special prem iums. The O -AV. R &. X. offers a two horse corn cultivator, valued1 at twenty-five dollars, for the best fifty ears of corn. For the best sow and pigs, not wCaned, the Oregon Trunk offers a three sec tion harrow with ninety diamond teeth, relief spring and draw bar. This big event will consist not of an agricultural fair only, but an attractive program of sports wi'.l i be provided. A sixty dollar saddle "exhibits grown on non-irrigated i "--liie "ow Wednesday lands, not listed under the head of j A- M' September ,6' .irrigated lands, can compete! For premium lists or any infor for premiums listed under the head ll,1!,tion desiretl. -"V""? should 1 of bottom or irrigated lands. Butj"ade of F. C. Butler, Secretary, irrigated exhibits cannot compete j ''P'1 Valle'- OR- Unconditionally Guaranteed. Prices Right. Camp Tender Hurt by Kicking Horse Laco DeCamp, who has beeiij ': tending sheep ramp for W. E. jllunt at Detvot, was injured by a I horse kicking him. The accident ; occurred the first of last week ana! i was of such a serious nature that Aid Given Times Is Greatly Appreciated The Times owes a big debt of gratitude to the peoplo of Maupin. All have assisted in getting the paper established and the busi ness men have come forward with patronage in such a manner as to practical' assure the future of the paper. President Eagen of the commercial club has put forth every effort to get a newspaper established here. He answered our letter of inquiry in detail and since lias boosted the community and this enterprise in every way possibe. Let the good work go on. goes to the winner of the bucking contest. Victor Warden, of The Dalles offers a fifteen dollar silver mounted bit to the second best (JUKT Im-eh 1,1 Lab" 8" w . am. ! ..1. i riders of both horses and hulls. An attractive feature of the fair ! -n . 1 . 1 tr 1 1 MEALS That Are Meals The Kind We Always Serve Ai Reasonable Prices When in Town M.ke our Hotel Your Headquarters A Cordial Welcome to All OTEL MOAD D. A. MOAD, Prop. BOARD AND ROOM BY THE DAY, WEEK OR MONTH in toe ny ieq m . lift 1J..1 11 1 H IIU BJTl M flUJ jr $110,000..00 Fire ' Des troys Three Blocks Including. Post Office In County Seat Fire broke out in the. business district of The Dalles Saturday night and came near destroying the entire city before it was placed under control. The amount of damage actually done was far in excess of $100,000.00. The fust of three fires which did the damage started about eight-thirty and raged for two hours and a' half. When at length the firemen got the upper hand .they found their water shpply exhausted and had the conflagration continued a few minutes the town would have been entirely at the mercy of the fire. The fire started in the cannery and spread to the Oddfellows build ing. The postoffice, Brill's store and other contents of that struc ture were destroyed, but its fire proof walls checked the flames and gave the firemen a chance at the last moment. ' It is believed the fire was of in cendiary origin, but the sheriff's office reported over the phone to the Times last night that they were in possession of no clews. . The losses are reported to have been quite generally insured.