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OCTOBER 7, 1914
All Around Town
Saturday Evening Post
Ladies' Home Journal
Sam Misner, of Tygh Valley,
bought a new Ford auto of E,
J. Fischer of Maupin. He was
here today with his new car
transacting business with our
John Zumwalt, a pioneer of
this country who resides at Tygh
Valley was.greeting old friends
in Maupin today.
Jack Hill and Mack Hallaman
were visitors here this week
John Muir.of Pendelton, arriv
ed here a few days ago. He has
been absent from, this section,
where he formerly lived, about
Ed. Brown and Naomi Smith
arrived the first of the week
from a trip to Pendleton-
Miss Minerva Thall arrived
Sunday afternoon from The
Dalles to assume her duties here
J. M. Conklin visited his home
In Portland Sunday and Monday.
E. A. Wayhew made several
trips to The Dalles Fair week.
Mack Snelson, wife and son
arrived here from Chehales, Wn.
and spent some time the first of
the week visiting at the D. A.
Moad home. They own a ranch
in the Criterian neighborhood
Ray Seme3 was an arrival at
The District Quarterly Confer-
Each $1.50 per year
A. I. L Alt LIN Will take your
( No Harm Done.
Her friends had asked their yvmg
hostess to play for them, and she was
performing a difficult selection from
Wagner. In the midst of It she sud
denly stopped In confusion.
"What's the matter?' aslced one of
"I 1 struck a fals note," faltered
"Well, what of It?" cried another
guest. "Go ahead. Nobody but Wag
ner would ever know It, and he's
dead." Ladles' Home Journal.
Trees and Lightning.
It is not generally known that the
electric fluid which is prevalent during
thunderstorms has a varying affinity
for different trees. M. Camllle Flam
mnrlon, the famous French scientist,
once investigated tne proportion or
trees struck In France during recent
years, and his figures show that the
lime is the safest and tbe oak tbe most
dangerous tree under which to stand In
a thunderstorm. During the period cov
ered by M. Flammarion's Inquiry only
two limes were struck, six pines and
the same number of asb and beech
trees. After that came seven willows,
ten firs, eleven walnuts, fourteen elms,
twenty-four poplars and drty-four oaks.
CHAS. H. FRANCIS, M.D.;C.M
The Bauer of Austria.
The most interesting of Austrian
types and the backboue of the dual
monarchy is the bauer. In social rank
be occupies somewhat the same posi
tion as the old English yeoman, farm
ing his own land and in many oases
eujoying a far more substantial fortune
than the nobility. The bauer has a
strict social code of his own. mixing
neither with the laborers on one hand
nor the aristocracy on the other, is
apparently quite content with hlB lot
and takes pride In bis ability to pro
vide almost all the necessaries of life
from the productions of his own land,
even, in many cases, growing the flax
from which his women folk weave all
the household clothing. London Mail.
Phys. & Surg.,
Licentiate Minnesota and
Prompt Service on Either
Day or Night Calls
Eyes tested, Glasses Fitted
A Fine Distinction.
"Some of the distinctions of life are
very puzzling to me," said Mrs. Gaddy.
"indeed," said Professor Pundit;
"what, for example?"
"When you write everything bad and
mean in a man's life in n book for
everybody to read it's biography, but
when you tell the same things to a
few people on a front porch It's
R. C. Charter arrived on the
train Saturday afternoon, enroute
Try those Salted nuts at the
Jack Staats is in town today
after an extended absence.
Mr. Collins, of Dufur, was in
Maupin on business today.
Geo. S, Gray takes orders for
harness at rock bottom prices,
It Told the Truth.
A countryman on a visit to Glasgow
while walking along Argyll street
reading the signboards and the tickets
In the shop windows said to his com
panion: "Lloo can a' tbae ham shops
be the best and cheapest? Every yin
o' them says that, and the same wl' the
clothes shops tae. They are jlst a lot
They continued along the street un
til, coming opposite a plumber's shop
with a big bill In the window with the
words "Cast Iron Sinks" printed In
large letters on It, he exclaimed: "Well,
Jock, here's yin that tells the truth at
ony rate. But any danged fool kens
that cast Iron wad sink."
Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria, might
have been Constantinople If the Itoman
Emperor Constantine had adhered to
the preference he felt at one time for
it. Several places were thought of as
the site for the new Rome before the
unrivaled natural advantages nf Byzan
tium obtained the honor among them
Troy and Serdica In Moesla, now
known as Sofia.
Came as He Went.
Jackson and Johnson are not now on
speaking terms. It all arose as the re
sult of an argument which required
some mental calculation.
"I tell you," said Jackson, "that you
are altogether wrong In your conclu
sions." "Pardon me, but I am not," replied
"Didn't I go to school, stupid?" al
most roared his opponent.
"Yes," was the calm reply, "and you
came back stupid. "-London Tit-Bits.
Never give way to melancholy. Re
sist it steadily, for the habit will en
croach. 1 once gave a lady two and
twenty recipes against melancholy.
One was a bright Are; another to re
member all the pleasant things said to
and of her; another to keep a box of
sugar plums on the chimneyplece and
a kettle simmering on tbe bob. I
thought this mere trifling at the mo
ment, but huve in after life discovered
how true It is that these little pleasures
often banish melancholy better than
higher or more exalted objects; that no
means ought to be thought too trilling
which can oppose it either In ourselves
or others.-Sydney Smith.
Is Well Attended
The W. C. T. U. state conven
tion, which was held at The
Dalles last week closing Friday
was attended by delegates from
Maupin and other sections of
Wasco county, as well as from a
majority of the counties in the
state. Yamhill, with thirty-four
delegates, had the largestrepre
sentation of any couuty but
Multnomah. Mrs- C. T. Hatcher,
president of the Alaska Union,
gave a fine illustrated leeture
Wednesday evening. The con
vention address was delivered
Friday evening by Mrs Mary
Harris Armor, of Georcria. a
Bats Inside Bamboo.
The cutting down of a clump of bam
boos in the royal botanical gardens,
Singapore, shows that the hollows in
the stems of these plants may afford a
dwelling place for bats. On the split
ting of a joint three bats flew out, and
it was perceived that others were with
in. Care was tnkeu to prevent fur
ther escape, and later examination of
the joint revealed the presence of twenty-three
bats In the hollow. Four of
those were adult females and nineteen
young ones Other bamboo Joints were
also found to contain a number of bats.
This particular species of bamboo is
kuown as Verperugo pachypus. Lon
Young Husband (sentimentally, as he
stops with his bride in front of a show
window) Do you remember, my dear,
that It was here in front of this very
Jeweler's shop that we first met each
other? You were looking longingly at
that very necklace.
Bride (with a sigh)-l remember
and still I haven't got It. New York
Sport Up ts Date.
Spectator on sports ground to offi
cial) Look herel I've paid 10 shillings
for admission and there's nothing to
be seen. Official The reason, sir, is
that the aviator is flying above the
clouds, the champion swimmer is un
der the water and the racing car is
going round too fast to be seen! Lon
ence for The Dalles district will 1 eaer of international f
be held in the church at Maupin
this week beginning Thursday
evening and lasting over Sunday.
There will be services each even:
ing in charge of District Elder
W. N. Coffee, of Portland. All
ihe house was packed for the
occasion. The address was very
comprehensive and many telling
arguments were brought home
The parade on Friday was i
feature which helped to impress
nr-A cordinllv invitprl rn Pnrh nf the multitude of people in The
these services to hear Rev. Coffee I Da9 attending the County fair
who is said to be a verv rleasintr!nd Rodeo Wlth the probability
sneaker f Oregon going dry at the com
;ing election. A complete report
Shattuck Bros, shipped five; of the convention will be riven
cratei of chickens to Page &
gon, Portland, Monday.
Hard to Kill.
A crocodile's tenacity of life Is most
remarkable. "I remember one time."
says a traveler In India, "I was with
it shooting party on the Gauges when
tbe uatives brought in a six foot croco
dile. They hoped some one would want
to buy it. but no one did, so It was de
termined to kill the creature. It was
hauled out of the tank and tied to a
tree. Bullets from a small rifle or an
ordinary gun seemed only to Irritate
the saurian, nor did he seem to care
very much when a native thrust a
spear down his throat. Finally they
were obliged to dispatch blm with
axes. Even then tbe tall thrashed
about for no little time after."
Ho Was a Hearty Eater.
Sir George Warrender. who was once
obliged to put off a dinner party in
consequence of the death of a relative
and sat down to a haunch of venison
by himself, said to the butler while
eating, "John, this will make capital
"Yes, Sir George," replied the serv
ant, "If you leave off now." London
Dickens and the Theater.
Charles Dickens was a great patron
of tbe theater. He allowed himself
one night to be taken to the play by a
friend who was interested in the piece
which happened to occupy tbe boards.
The man in charge of the door would
not admit then) without payment, but
after awhile the authoritative official
was found and the necessary permis
sion secured. The performance unfor
tunately proved to be very dull, but the
famous novelist endured it with stoical
calmness. In leaving, however, he
stared about him and remarked, with
simple pathos: "1 am looking for that
kind hearted man who was not for
letting us In. 1 should like to give him
Franklin as a 8wimmer.
In 172li Benjamin Franklin was
working as a printer at Watts , near
Lincoln Inn Fields, and taught two
sbopmates to swim, "at twice going
into the river." With them and some
of their friends from the country he
paid a visit by water to Chelsea, and
"in our return." he recorded, "at the
request of the company, whose curiosi
ty Wygate hud excited, 1 stripped and
leaped into the river and swam from
near Chelsea to Blackfriars, perform
ing on the way many feats of activity,
both upon and under the water, that
surprised and pleased those to whom
the performances were novelties."
in the near future at a public
meeting which is being arranged.
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At Capetown, In South Africa, where
the traveler usually has the fir it
glimpse o the continent, is Table
mountain, n magnificent natural curi
osity which rises behind the city to the
height of utmost 4.000 feet and has a
level top aiviut three square miles in
area. Us resemblance to a huge table
is so marked that the dense clouds
which collect nt times around the sum
mit are referred to as the ta'jlecloth.
A pretty HUle flower which Is found
nowhere else on earth grows on top,
while on tu northern side of its base
Is a similarly rare tree, popularly call
ed tbe sllv leaf tree. Liverpool Mercury.
Quick Lunch Grip.
( i nest-A frankfurter sandwich with
horseradish. Host One dog In tears!
Another sad fact Is that most of the
bores think they are entertaining you.
In Lapland men aud women dress
alike in tunics, leather breeches, wrin
kled stockings aud pointed shoes.
The mind is master of the man, and
so "they can who think they can."
Horse Shoeing, Wagon
Making, General Repair
Work and all Work is done
Neat Strong and Guaranteed.
No Kick Coming if
We Serve first class meals,
Good, Clean Rooms and
Cleau, Fresh Beds
Board by Day, Week or
The Only Perfect One.
Willie was doing penance In the cor
ner. Presently he thought aloud pen
sively. "1 can't help It if I'm not perfect"
he sighed. "I never heard of but one
perfect boy anyway."
"Who was that?" asked his mother,
thinking to point a moral.
"Papa," came the Bllenclng reply,
"when he was llttle."-Kxehange.
Roman Ruins In Switzerland.
Near Basel-Augst In Switzerland, la
tbe site of the old Roman colony of
Augusta liaurica, with remains of a
theater, nnd at the nearby town of
Hbeinfalden are walls and towers part
ly preserved, for this was one of the
outposts of the Holy Koman Empire. It
has belonged to Switzerland only slnoe
lSfl'j Had is picturesque, like tbe ma
jority of tbe towns on the Rhine.
Pipes, Coffee and the Orient.
In the "Arabian Nights' Entertain
ments," which are said to be such
faithful pictures of oriental manners,
there is no mention of the pipe. Neither
is coffee to be met with tn those tales,
so delightful to all ages. We with
difficulty Imagine an oriental without
his chibouk, and yet It is certain they
knew nothing of this luxury before the
sixteenth century. At present, such ts
the almost Imperious necessity felt by
the Turk for smoking and coffee that
as soou as tbe gun announces the set
Ing of the sun during the fast of the
Ramadan, before he thinks of satisfy
ing his craving stomach wul my solid
food, he takes his cup of r Bee and
lights his pipe. Philadelphia Inquirer,
Tlie quaint city of Berne has been
the capital of the Swiss republic since
1S4S. it Is one of the most Interesting
towns of Europe for Its numerous me
dieval features It was founded In
111)1 by a duke of Zahrlngen, and by
12S8 it was strong enougb to ward off
two sieges by Rudolph of Hapsburg,
the ancestor of tbe present emperor of
Small Causes of War.
Nine hundred years ago a dispute be
tween Moclena and Bologna over a well
bucket began a war which devastated
Luck is what happens on every pay- j Europe. A Chinese emperor once went
dav to the man who works. Toledo
I'ola, Austria's naval base, has been
a naval statiou since the time of the
Do you wish trie wotld were happy)
Then temembei day by day
Just to scatter seeds of kindness
As you pass along the way.
For the pleasures ol the many
May be olltimes Itaced to one,
As the hand that pUits the scorn
Shelter? armtrs Irom ihe sun.
Do you use it? Do you
use it? Do you need a new
set? Well, Geo. S. Gray
will take your order at rock
bottom prices. See him.
Geo. S. Gray
to war over the breaking of a teapot;
Sweden and Poland flew at each
other's throats in lti.VI because the king
of Sweden discovered that bis name In
an official dispatch was followed by
only two etceteras, while the king of
Poland's hud three. The spilling of a
glass of water over the Marquis de
Torey led to war between France and
England, and a small boy, by throwing
a pebble at the Duo de Guise, led to the
massacre of Vassy and the thirty
A CHEERFUL FACE.
Next to the sunlight o heaven is
a cheerful face. There is no mis
taking it. The bright eye, the un
clouded brow, the sunny smile, all
tell ol that which dwells within.
Who has not felt its electrifying in
fluence) One glance at this face
lifts us put of the mists and shadows
into the beautiful realms of hope.
One cheerful face in the household
will keep everything warm and
light within. Ah, there is a world
ol magic in the cheerful face!
Elephants of India.
Commercially, elephants, la India
come under two classes-the one of
pageantry, the other "t utility. Every
native prince or noblemau of distinc
tion in India keeps elephants to swell
his retinue, wbile. on the other band,
government officials and private per
sons, such as timber contractors, etc.,
require them tor work.
Not So Very Wrong.
"Spell ferment and give its defini
tion." requested the schoolteacher.
"F-e-r ni e-u-t, ferment, to work," re
sponded a dlmimlnutlve maiden.
"Now place it In a sentence so that
I may be sure you understand Its
meaning." said tbe teacher.
"in summer I would ruther play out
of doors than ferment in tbe school
house." returned the small pupil with
such doleful frankness and uncon
scious buinor Chut the teacher found It
Uard to suppress a smile. Chleajo
Supported the Proposition.
Mrs. Bllckens The president of our
club is going to lecture next Tuesday
evening on "Conversation as Lost
Art." Mr Bllckens (yawning) That
soV Mrs. Bllckens Well, why don't
, you go on nnd make some sarcastic
comment about the impossibility of
conversation being a loBt art while
women remain on earth! Of course
that is what you think. Mr. Bllckens
No; I agree with yonr president. Con
versation is a lost art. When only ont
Me enn be heard It Is merely talk.
Passion warps and interrupts th
nidgment. He that can reply calm
ly to an angry man is too hard for
him. Plato, speaking of passion
ate persons, says they are like meg
who stand on their heads they
see all things the wrong way.