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The Maupin Times
Published Every Wednesday at Maupin, Oregon, By
W. C. WALKER.
Subscription: One Year, $1.50,Six Months 75cts,Three Months 50cts
"0n Eye Open."
Borne years ago in London a French
man stepped Into ft hansom and was
"Where do you wish to go?"
"One eye open," he replied.
"Bight," said cabby, who understood
nothing and drove off. After a time,
same question, same reply. Finally
the driver descended and demanded
"One eye open," still was the an
swer. Cabby furious. A crowd assem
bled, a policeman appeared on the
scene and demanded the whole story.
Then the mystery was solved. The
fare wanted to be driven to 1 High
Too Muoh Wit.
An East Cleveland man who likes to
tinker about his home pulled away the
steps to his side door last Saturday
and took them Into the garage, where
he milled sundry nails to their makeup.
He was lugging them back when bis
next door neighbor looked over the
fence and said:
"Hello, Brown. What you doing?
Repairing your house?"
"I'm taking steps la that dlrectlou,"
He was so much pleased with bis
wit that ho forgot his caution, tripped
on a croquet wicket and, falling over
the steps, cut his nose on the scraper.
Cleveland Plain Dealer.
Noticing one of her small boys nib
bling at some luncheon In school one
day the teacher called the culprit to
the desk. "You know," she began
sternly, "that you must not eat during
lesson hoursl Now as a punishment
you must stand here In front of the
class and eat every bit of It"
The small boy did as he was bid, a
curious grin overspreading his face.
The teacher misunderstood that grin
until the last scrap had disappeared,
when from the class a small voice
walled In tearful accents:
"Please, teacher, that wasn't his
lunch he was eatln'j It was mine." La
dles' Home Journal.
Madge as the oldest of a family of
(Iris has evidently heard and taken to
heart the disappointment of her par
ents over the excessive femininity al
lotted by the generous fates to the
When recently the fifth little daugh
ter was born Madge was playing In
the garden with one of ber sisters and,
us a neighbor considered, was decided
ly rough with the child.
"Madge, don't treat your little slater
so," remonstrated the neighbor. "Ton
nught kill her."
"Well, If I did," was the cool re
sponse, "there's plenty more In the
house." Philadelphia Ledger.
Champagne is a product of France.
It was Invented or discovered there
200 years ago.
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Why Men's Hats Have Bow.
A bow Is always to be found on the
left side of a man's hat Tills Is a sur
vival of the old days when hats were
costly articles. In order to provide
against the bat being blown away In
stormy weather a cord or ribbon was
fastened around the crown, with ends
hanging so that they could be fastened
to part of the attire or could be
grasped by the hand. The ends fell on
the left side, of course, as the left
hand Is more often disengaged than
the right When not required It was
usual for the ends to be tied In a bow.
The bow became smaller and smaller,
but It still remains and Is likely to do
so as long as men wear hats.
Insects and Flowers.
Experiments on showy flowers like
the poppy tend to show that insects
are not always attracted to flowers by
the brightly colored petals, but rather
by the perception doubtless by means
of smell that there is honey or pollen.
In these experiments the unopened
flower bud Is Inclosed In a gauze net
so as to protect it from Insects, and
when it expands the petals are care
fully removed without touching the re
maining parts with the fingers (for
bees avoid a flower if the smell of hu
man fingers Is left on it), and tbe petal
less flowers receive practically as
many insect visits as untouched flow
Jim Snedecor lind been elected Jus
tice of the peace, aud be Judged that
his office required a silk bat, Tbe only
one In town was the pursou's, nnd be
fore he went up fo the city Jim bor
rowed it one afternoon to get a notion
of his size. It fitted him. In the city
store he told the clerk that he aimed
to get a silk bnt.
"What size, sir?" asked the clerk.
"Well," sold Jim, "you'd better
gimme the three quart size, young
man." New York Post.
The regular monthly meeting
of the W. C. T. U. was held
Wednesday afternoon at the
home of Mrs.. Staats. Several
items of business were transact
eb: -Mrs. Dolly Johnson was
elected saperintendrnt of the
Flower mission department and
Mrs. Liliie Welter superintendent
of she Press department, also
different phases of jhe work and
plans for future activities were
discussed. At a previous meet
ing Mrs. Maggie Stewart was
elected delegate and Mrs. Welter
rkserve delehate to the annual
state convention which will be
held in The Dalles Sept. 30 to
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E. A. MAYHEW, Prop.
Don't miss that dance.
Don't miss that dance.
Don't miss that dance!
Don't miss that dance,
Don't miss that dance.
Notary Public, Conveyancing
W. H. Jacobus was a Wapini
tia bound paasenger arriving on
yesterday afternoon's passenger
from the north.
Mrs. Henry Peterson returned
yesterday afternoon from The
Dalles and Mosier.
Marion Huston, of Wapinitia,
has been spending some time in
Albany. He passed thru here on
his return home Tuesday.
Mr. Roycast, father and dau
ghter went to Portland Tuesday.
Staats & Co. have received a
new player piano, a dandy.
Wes. Ray and Henry Richord-
son are excivating for the new
Fischer garage on the east side
of the river.
A. C. Moad has resigned from
the blacksmithfng firm of Fraley
& Jioad. Mr. Fraley will contin
ue the business.
Gen. Mgr. D. W. Scott and
Supt. F. A. Brainard, of the
Oregon Trunk, were up on the
branch last week.
Harold woad returned the first
of the week from Portland.
About the entire population of
this town has gone to the fair at
Our little town will be gay
with wedding bells the next few
days; We expect to report two
weddings next week.
Dr. Hatfield visited the fair
BACK FROM CITY
Mr. Keep, head of the Keep
irrigation project, accompanied
by his drother. H. J. Keep, Con
tractor Hall, Engineer Porter,
and W; J; Hickey, steam engin
eer, returned from Portland
Tuesday afternoon and left for!
the irrigation project immediate-!
ly. They promice an early com-i
pletion of the first unit of the
Sustains Broken Wrist
As he was starting for home
on his wheat Wagon Friday after
noon Ed Both well was thrown
from his whaat wagon and sus
tained a colles fracture of the
'left wrist. Dr. Francis was im
meaiately called and took charge
of the patient. who is doing wall.
Eminent Speaker Here
Last week, Bruce Wolverton,
a brnther of United Stntes Dis
trict Jndgn Wolverton, was in
Mauqin and delivered a temper
ence lecture in the Methodist
church. One of the objects of
his remarks was to show that
ft costs the state more to sup
press the evils of the saloon
than the money received from
licenses amounts to,
CHAS. H. FRANCIS. M.D.;C.M
Mem. Coll, Phys. & Surg.,
Licentiate Minnesota and
Prompt Service on Either
Day or Night Calls
Eyes tested, Glasses Fitted
John Karlan. of Eakoven. who
is a leading farmer, visiting here
E. J. Styer Confectionery
Candies, nuts, Soft drinks, Ci
gars and Tobacco.
Mr. VanHoomeshem, of Port
land, arrived here Friday for a
visit with friends at Flanagan.
Thos. Flanagan, postmaater of
the office by that nome was in
Maupin and paid the local post
master a visit Saturday.
After an extended absence, in
Roseberg, Mrs. McMullin and
children returned home Monday.
Mr. Cramer, of Vancouver,
was in thts section lart week
looking for a homestead.
Dr. Hatfield returnnd to town
An investor was here Monday
from Portland looking over the
Maupin power project. The re
porter was unable to learn his
All kinds of jeweliy repaired
by Emmons the jewldr.
The belligerents are busy
charging one another with "bar
barities," just as they do in
every war, and charges are pro
bably true all around. War it
self is a hudge barbaity. Its in
ner nature cannet help oozing
out as occasions arise and paint
ing blacker spots on a canvas al
aredy black, The only way we
can think of to stop war's barb
arities is Btop war, says the
Geo. S. Gray
mithing of all kinds
All Work Done
A. F. Martin
Stevenson's Whlmsioal Attire.
Here Is a picturesque glimpse of
Stevenson's whimsical attire as given
In the "Collected Essays of Edmund
"Stevenson was not without a good
deal of innocent oddity in his dress.
When I try to conjure up his figure I
can only see a slight, lean lad In a suit
of blue sea cloth, a black shirt and a
wisp of yellow carpet that did duty
for a necktie. This was long his at
tire, persevered In to tbe anguish of
his more conventional acquaintances.
I have a ludicrous memory of going
in 1878 to buy him a new hat, in com
pany with Mr. Lang, the thing then
upon his bead having lost the sem
blance of a human article of dress."
A" Proud Boast'
A teachers' meeting was In progress,
and It was decided that the more
difficult subjects should come In the
morning and those that required less
application later In the day. History
was last on the list, and Miss Wheeler,
the young teacher, protested.
"But It certainly is easier than
science or mathematics," the principal
"As I teach It," replied the young
teacher, "no subject could be more
difficult and confusing." Llpplncott's.
Besides his five or elx consummate
works, which by universal consent are
practically above criticism, It may be
said that Goethe's songs are the best
In the world. He is tbe greatest of
all literary critics, and In subtle and
abundant observation of human life
and in the number and value of his
wise remarks and pregnant sentences
be is one of the greatest writers of all
time. Goethe may be classed as one
of the "greatest men." New York
Not Worth a Rush.
The expression "Not worth a rush"
Is as a popular saying the predeces
sor of tbe now more common simile
"Not worth a straw." In precarpet
days it was the custom to strew the
floors of dwelling houses. When guests
of rank were entertained fresh rushes
were spread for them, but folk of low
er degree had to be content with rush
es that had already been used, while
till humbler persons bad none, as not
even being "worth a rush." London
Ages ago the horse was an animal no
larger than a fox terrier. Today the
species has gone so far ahead that the
elephantine horses seen ou the Liver
pool docks are the wonder of every
body who has seen them, and one of
these horses Is able to do as much pull
ing as three ordinary horses which
have not been bred in a similar man
ner. London Answers.
The Creek Church.
What Is known as tbe Greek church
is the church of the old eastern em
pire, which prior to the Turkish con
quest had Its metropolis of Constanti
nople, whereas the West church had
its capitol at Rome. The first dispute
between the two arose in the second
century regarding the time of keeping
Easter. Indianapolis News.
Hannah More'i Strictness.
For real Sabbatarianism we must go
back a little. There was Hannah
More, for instance, who refused to
dine out on tbe Sabbath and retired to
her own room on the very hint of
music on that day. And more. Ex
pressions like "christening" a ship, the
"salvation" of a country or the "ascen
sion" of a balloon were quite against
1 her idea of the fitness of the use of
I words which had been exalted by their
i religious associations. London Chron
icle. I Black Headed Grosbeak.
I The black headed grosbeak of tbe
! west takes tbe place of tbe rosebreast
in the eaBt and, like It, is a fine song
ster. It feeds on cherries, apricots and
: other fruits and doe's some damage to
green peas and beans, bnt It is so ac-
tive a foe of certain horticultural pests
that we can afford to overlook Its
faults. For each quart of fruit con-
sumed it destroys in actual bulk more
than one and a half quarts of black
; olive scales and one quart of flower
beetles, besides a generous quantity of
' codling moth pupae and cankerworms.
I No Chance of That,
j The beggar accepted gratefully a
nickel from tbe professional humorist
"Thank you, sir," he said, bis voice
: vibrant with deep feeling. "Oh, thank
yon, sir, and may you live to be as
eld as your Jokes." Washington Post
"Mr, Smith, won't you please talk
"Why, certainly, my little girl. But
what do you want me to say?"
"Won't you please talk like you did
when you wore talking to yourself In
the library when the dog Jumped at
you? Mine's so straight, and mamma
said the way you talked made her hair
i curl." Baltimore American.
Human wisdom makes as ill use
of her talent when the exercises it
in rescinding from the number and
sweetness of those pleasures that are
naturally our due as she employs it
favorably and well in artificially
disguising and tricking out the ills of
life to alleviate the sense of them.
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MRS. D.M.GOETCH JEN
Our First Muslo Masters.
Birds were our first music masters.
Authorities on harmony have written
volumes In search of the origin of the
minor scale. If they had turned to
the birds they might have discovered
it without any search whatever. In
every English copse the cuckoo (who
has but two notes at his command)
sings a perfect minor third downward.
Listen to our wood thrush's melodyl
His cluster of three notes forms a per
fect minor chord. Four hundred years
before Christ, Aristophanes wrote a
Dlav entitled "The Birds." which was
produced at Harvard a few years ago.
the vocal part being set to music by
John K. I'alne. Suburban Life.
Lucky Ho Was Saved.
"You cun't convince me," said the !H
tie man with the ragged trousers, "that
you can bring up children right by
talkln' to 'em aud lettln' it go at that
You've got to use tho rod, or you'll
spoil the child. I used to git about
three llckln's a day on the average."
"It doesn't seem to have done much
for you," replied the lady with tha pro
truding Jaw. .
"It done a lot for me. if they'd let j
me go my own way I might almost of !
been n failure In life." Judire. t
" - a n
The Waste In 8torms.
Many scientists nnd captains of In
dustry must sigh during a thunder
storm at the vast power running to
waste in the heavens, nnd at sundry
times attempts have been made to en
trap and utilize the energy of light
ning. So far, however, all these have
had Insignificant results. By way of
experiment huge rocks have been spilt
asunder by attracting the lightning to
them, nnd In a few Isolated cases It
has been claimed that paralysis has
been cured by shocks administered by
lightning, but as yet man's ingenuity
has not devised the harness that will
turn the wild, free agent of the heav
ens into tractable "horsepower." Lon
Extravagance In thought Is as bad a
extravagance in living expenses. H.
W. Howe's Monthly.
Odors and Germs.
The odor of cloves has been known
to destroy microbes In thirty-five min
utes; cinnamou will kill some species
In twelve minutes, thyme lu tblrty
Hve mluutes. In forty-tire minute
common wild verbena is found effec
tive, while the odor of some geranium
flowers has destroyed various forms
of microbes In fifty minutes. The es
sence of cinnamon Is said to destroy
the typhoid fever microbe in twelve
minutes and is recorded as the most
effective of all odors as an antiseptic.
It Is now believed that flowers which
are found In Kgyptlnn mummies were
placed there more for their antlseptie
properties than for merely ornamental
or sentimental purposes.
We should be blessed if we
lived in the present always and
took advantage of every accident
that befell us, like the grass which
confesses the influence of the slight
est dew that falls on it, and did
not spend our time in atoning for
neglect of past opportunities, which
call doing our duty Thoreau,