T nines Devoted to the Interests of Southern Wasco County VOL. l.NO. 2, MAUPIN, SOUTHERN WASCO COUNTY, OREGON, SEPTEMBER 9, 1914 THE YEAR $1.50 M l he CONTRACT IS LET FOR Building to be Thirty Five by Seventy Feet -L C. Wilhelm Is Awarded Contract Tbe contract has been signed for Maupin's new thirty-six by seven ty addition to . the school house. The successful bidder was I,. C. Wilhelm, the well known contrac tor of this place. The contract calls for immediate construction. Teamsters have already commenc ed delivering material and Contrac tor Wilhelm stated that he would start work at once. Upon com pletion of the building two teach ers will be employed and the high school grades will be taught here. The new building is to be nio'd ern in every particular; properly lighted, heated and ventilated. It will cost $2,8oo.oo. The lum ber is to be turnlshed by the Tum-ti-Lum Lumber Company and will be delivered at the earliest possible dete. It is estimated by the con tractor that the building will be ready for use in sixty days. It is to be plastered and the entire structure painted. Mr: Wilhelm is a thoroly com petent contractor. He built the new Wapinitia school house, one of the best constructed school buildings in the county. Wanted tree. -A milk cwJob Crab Pd. Adv. NEW SCHOOL 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. Wapinitians Boost Times Circulation The entire circulation depart ment of the Times spent Monday morning in the vicinity of Wapi nitia and met with excellent suc ncss in its efforts to increase the circulation of the paper. The progressive farmers and' trades people in that vicinity are interest ed in the developement of Southern Wasco and, since our visit, are boosters for the Times, one and all. Wapinitia is located in an especially fertile portion of Juniper Flat and is sure to continue as it has long been, an impartant trad ing point. It is a historc place being one of the oldest towns in Oregon. The members of the Portland Ad Club went thru here Sunday morning over the O-W, to Bend and Redmond, where they were entertained by the commercial clubs. They traveled in six coach es with a double header. 2025 Sacks Wheat Came in Saturday Last Saturday was Maupin's banner day as a wheat receiving station. Two thousand twenty five sacks were received at the far mers' warehouse v ou that day, When it is realized that each of these sacks of wheat are worth in excess of two dollars, it will be seen that there will be a consider able amount of money coming into Southern Wasco thru Maupin this fall. In addition to taking in that amount of wheat Messrs. Cunning ham. Derthick, Doty, Miller and Manager Stewart found time the same day to load out a car of wheat. One day the previous week more than nineteen hundred sacks were leceived. SHOES Gent's fine furnishing Shoes Ladies' Kid button welt Shoes Childrens' School Shoes We can supply your wants in Groceries, Farm Imple ments, Wagons, Manure Spreaders, etc. li. 0. FELLOWS OAS OLD BILL American Currency that Is Older than Nation Still in Good State of Preservation B. O. Fellows, who lives near this city and was in town Thursday, is the possessor of one of the rarest and most historic curios in the form of currency in existance today. The doctor sec cured the prize from a German who he chanced to meet and who said he had no use for it. It is bill no. 45,397, Continental cur rency, of the fonious issue made by the First Continental Congress on the tenth of May:-1775. The bill is of the three Spanish mill dollar denomination. It is about three inches long and two inches in width, printed on a quite ordinary grade of bond paper, oil ed, and apparently white in color. It is now about the color of buck skin but is probably yellow from age, otherwise it is in a state of perfeci preservation. This par ticular piece of currency was possibly paid" out to a soldier in the Continental army who could afford to preserve it as an heir loom. 1 1 shows no signs of ware and mnst have been perfectly protected for a hundred years. It is now locked in the vault of the Manpiii State Bank. The engraving art was still primitive in May, 1775. At the top and the bottom of the bill in a scroll aie the wards "Tbe United Colonies," and at each end the (Continued on Page Eight) SCMTTUKSS SHATTUCR BROS. O if The O-W. R. & N. has just issued an army and navy bulletin crammed full of interesting in formation about the fighting strength of the nations now at war in Europe- Agent Eagen will be glad to hand you one for the asking. Quite a heavy rain fell at Wapinitia last night. L. B. Kelly made a shipment of fine Southern Wasco hogs to the Portland market yestercay. T. D. Stewart, manager of the warehouse, has the distinction of receiving the first receipt for subscription to the Times. Bud Smith returned from the harvest field Friday. Mrs. W. H. StaatSr returned home Saturday. Frank Goble, one of the promi nent sheep men of Waipnitia, was here Friday. John Ward was in from Wapi nitia with his new Ford a few days ago. Mr. and Mrs. Lester Kelly and child returned from The Dalles Friday. When the well drill finishes at the McCorkle place it will start a well for Frank Goble. The J. F. Austin , well drilling outfit was delayed last week by breaking the drill In the hole. The piece was broken off at a depth of 250 feet. The necessary new tools arrived Friday and work was resumed. W. B. Knrtz shipped a car of hogs to the Portland market the first of the month. W, H. McAtee, a prominent citizen of Tygh Valley, was in ! Maupin the first of the week in the interest of the Southern Wasco fair of which he is the Treasurer. Imperial L? ffl I ID) IT jUJU Unconditionally Guaranteed. Prices Right. C A All Around Town Mr. and Mrs. Baldwin, who have been visiting at the Johnson home, returned Wednesday to Roland, Wyo. where the gentle man is manager of the Union Pacific hotel. Pearl Temple and family, of Dufur, are visiting at the Geo. Vanderpool home. E. A. Mayhew returned fram The Dalles Tuesday of last week. He was accompanied by his son Dolphus who has been emplayed in a garage there and who will return shortly to reenter high school in that city. All kinds of jewelry repaired by Emmons the Jewler. Hop picking 'has commenced in the Tygh Valley distrect. A crew of Indians started work in the field belonging to Hauser & Mertz Monday morning. When they have completed that job, which will require about five days, they will go to work in the field belonging to McAtee & Young. Hops grow very succes fully in Tygh Valley. Ill Mil HOP MEAL$ That Are Meals The Kind We AIway Serve At Reasonable Prices When in Town MAke our Hotel Your Headquarters A Cordial Welcome to All HOTEL MOAD D. A. MOAD, Prop. BOARD AND ROOM BY THE DAY, WEEK OR MONTH L Frank Spoor, of Smock, was in town Thursday on business. Douglas Mullarky left for his home at Redmond Thursday afternoon. In one day there were 1950 sacks of grain delivered at the farmers warehouse; its value was in excess of four thousand dollars. Claud Wilson recently told 4,000 bushels of wheat. Geo. Vanderpool returned from The Dalles Thursday. He was at the county seat on business in connection with the new BChool building. Mrs. Ed. Mays and children, of Bakeoven, Were returning pas sengers on the O-W. Thursday afternoon. Wheat is hauled to Maupin from as far as twenty miles in the direction of Shaniko, this is on account of the down hill haul to this point. Dr. C. H. Francis arrived here Saturday form the Willamette Valley and has decided to locata in Maupin. The doctor was hera about three years ago and itea a gaeat improvement in the town and surrounding country. L'pv N. WoHor loft Ratnrrlnv P I for his rpcriilnr viih tr Kfnrlraa v . i . . ..