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The Maupin Times
Published Every Wednesday at Maupin, Oregon, By
W. C. WALKER.
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All Around Town
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.Rreeting old friends
in Maupin today.
Jack Hill and Mack Hallaman
were visitors here this week
from Wapinitia, ,
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. Mayhew 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 Semes was an arrival at
The District Quarterly Confer
ence for The Dalles district will
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
are cordially invited to each of
these services to hear Rev. Coffee
who is Baid to be a very pleasing
Shattuck Bros, shipped five
eratei of chickens to Page &
gon, Portland, Monday.
Maupin State Bank
General Banking Business, Loans, Wheat Buying, Safety
Deposit Boxes for Rent, Notary Public,
Collections, Money Transmitted
Cheaply by Drafts
. . . . Interests
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A. C. EAGEN Will take your
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,
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 larcestvpnre.
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 Geortria. a
speaker of international fame.
Ihe house was packed for the
occasion. The address was verv
comprehensive and many telling
arguments were brought home.
The parade on Friday was a
feature which helped to impress
the multitude of people in The
Dalles attending the County fair
and Rodeo with the probability
of Oregon going dry at the com
ing election. A complete report
of the convention will be given
in the near future at a public
meeting which is being arranged.
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Trees ind Lightning,
It Is not generally known that tbe
electric fluid which li prevalent during !
thunderstorms baa a varying ufflnlty
for different trees. M. Cauillle Flum- j
million, the furaous French scientist, j
once Investigated tbo proportion of I
trees struck In France during recent
years, and bis figures show that the
lime Is tbe safest and tbe oak tbe most
dangerous tree under which to stand In
a thunderstorm. During the period cov
ered by M, Plnmmnrlon's inquiry only
two limes wore struck, six pines and
the same number of ash and beech
trees. After Unit cuuie seven willows,
ten lira, eleven walnuts, fourteen elms,
twenty-four poplars and tlfty-four oaks.
The Bauer of Austria.
Tbe most Interesting of Austrian
types and tbe backbone of the dual
monarchy is the bauer In social rank
he occupies somewhat tbe sume posi
tion as the old Eugllsb yeoman, farm
ing his owu land and In many casus
enjoying a far more substantial fortune
thau the nobility. Tbe bauer has a
strict social code of his own, mixing
neither with the laborers on one bund
nor tbe uristocracy on the other, Is
apparently guile content with his lot
ii lid takes pride In bis ability to pro
vide u I most nil the necessaries of life
from the productions of his own land,
even, In many cases, growing tbe flux
from which bis women folk weave all
tbe household clothing. - London Mail.
It Told the Truth.
A countryman on a visit to Glasgow
while walking alotig Argyll street
reading tbe signbourds and tbe tickets
In tbe shop windows said to his com
panion: "Eloo can a' time bam shops
be the best and cheapest? Every yln
o' them says that, and the same wl' the
clothes shops tue. They are jlst a lot
Tbey continued along the street un
til, coming opposite a plumber's shop
with a big bill in tbe window witb the
words "Cast Iron Sinks" printed in
large letters on It, he exclaimed: "Well,
Jock, here's yln that tells the truth at
ony rate. But any danged fool kens
that cast Iron wad sink."
Bats Iniide Bamboo,
The cutting down of a clump of bam
boos In tbe royal botanical gardens,
Singapore, shows that the hollows In
the stems of these plants may afford a
dwelling place for bats. On tbe split
ting of a joint three bats (lew out. and
It was perceived that others were with
in. Cure was taken to prevent fur
ther escape, and later examination of
the Joint revealed the presence of twenty-three
hats tn the hollow. Four of
these were adult females and nineteen
young ones Other bamboo Joints were
nlso fouud to contain a number of buts.
This particular species of bamboo Is
known as Verpertigo pachypus. Lon
Hard to Kill.
A crocodile's tenacity of life is most
remarkable. "I remember one time."
says a traveler In India, "I was with
a shooting party on tbe Ganges when
the natives 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 ktll the creature. It was
hauled out of tbe tank and tied to a
tree. Bullets from a small rifle or an
ordinary gun seemed only to Irritate
tbe saurian, uor did he seem to care
very much when a native thrust a
spear down his throat. Finally they
were obliged to dispatch him with
axes. Even then tbe tall thrashed
about for no little time after."
At Capetown, in South Africa, where
the travehr usually has the flnt
glimpse o the continent. Is Table
mountain, n magnificent natural curi
osity which rises behind tbe city to the
height of inmost 4.000 feet and has a
level top a'mut three square miles In
area. Its resemblance to a huge tuble
is so marl ed that the dense clouds
which collect at times around tbe sum
mit are referred to as tbe tnbleoloth.
A pretty IWIe flower which Is found
nowhere else on earth grows on top.
while on tl northern side of Its base
Is a similarly rare tree, populurly cull
ed the sllv' leaf tree.-I.lverpool Mer
Do you wish the world were happy)
Then remember day by day
Just to scatter seeds ol kindness
As you pass along the way.
For the pleasures of the many
May be ofttimes traced to one,
As the hand tht plants the scorn
Shelters armies Irom the sun.
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
A Pine 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 bud and
menu In a nmn's life In a hook for
everybody to read It's biography, but
when you tell the same things to n
few people on u front porch It's
Sofia, the rapltal of Bulgaria, might
have been Constantinople If the Homun
Emperor Coustuutlne bud adhered to
the preference he felt ut one time for
It. Several places were thought of as
the site for the new Home before the
unrivaled natural advantages of Byzan
tium obtained the honor -among them
Troy and Serdica In Moesia, now
known as Sotiu.
Young nnslmiid (seiitiineutally, as he
stops with Ills bride In front of a show
window!- l)o 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 slghi I remember
and still 1 haven't got It New York
Sport Up to Date.
Spectator ton sports ground to offi
cial) Look herel I've paid 10 shillings
for admission and there's nothing to
he 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 seenl Lon
He Was a Hearty Eater.
Sir George Wnrrender, who was once
obliged to put off a duiuer party in
consequence of the death of a relative
and sat down to a baunrb of venison
by himself, said to the butler while
eattug. "John, this will make capital
"Yes, Sir George," replied the serv
ant, "if you leave off now." London
Quick Lunch Grip.
Guest-A frankfurter sandwich with
horseradish. Host One dog in tears I
Another sad fact Is that most of the
bores think they are entertaining you.
in Lapland men and women dress
alike In tunics, leather breeches, wrin
kled stockings and pointed shoes.
The mind Is master of the, man, and
so "they can wbo think they can."
Luck Is what happens on every pay
day to tbe man who works. Toledo
Tola, Austria's naval base, has been
a naval station since the time of the
Do yon 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
," " No Hsrm Dons.
Her friends had asked their young
hostess to play for them, and she was
performing a difficult selection frota
Wagner. In the midst of It she sud
denly stopped In confusion.
"What's ths matter?" asked one of
"I-I struck a false note," faltered
"Well, what of It?" cried another
guest "Go ahead. Nobody but Wag
ner would ever know It, and he's
dead." Ladles' Uouis Journal.
Cams as He Went.
Jackson and Johnson are not now on
speaking terms. It all arose as the re.
suit 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 bis opponent.
"Yes," was tbe calm reply, "and you
came back stupld."-London Tlt-BlU.
Never give way to melancholy. Re
sist it steadily, for the habit will en
croach. I once gave a lady two and
twenty recipes against melancholy.
One was a bright fire; another to re
member all the pleasant tbipgs said to
and of her; another to keep a box of
sugar plums on the chlmneyptece and
a kettle simmering on tbe hob. I
thought this mere trifling at the mo
ment, but have In after life discovered
bow 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 otbers.-Sydney Smith.
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 wbo was Interested In the piece
which happened to occupy the boards.
Tbe uiuu in charge of the door would
not admit them without payment, but
ufter awhile the authoritative official
wos found and the necessary permis
sion secured. The perforumnce unfor
tunately proved to be very dull, but the
famous novelist endured It with stoical
calmness, in leaving, however, he
stared about blm and remarked, with
simple pathos: "1 nm looking for that
kind hearted man who was not for
letting us In. 1 should like to give blm
a shilling "
Franklin as s Swimmer.
In 1720 Benjamin Franklin was
working as a printer at Watts', near
Lincoln Inn Fields, and taught two
shopmates 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
"tn our return." he recorded, "at the
request of the company, whose curiosi
ty Wygute hud excited, I stripped and
leaped into tbe river and swam from
near Chelsea to Blackfrlars, 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."
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 witb In those tales,
so delightful to all ages. We with
difficulty imagine an oriental without
bis chibouk, and yet It Is certain they
knew nothing of this luxury before the
sixteenth century. At present, such is
the almost imperious necessity felt by
the Turk for smoking and coffee that
as soon as the gun announces tbe set
ting of tbe sun during the fast of the
Ramadan, before be thinks of satisfy
ing his craving stomach vltl iiy solid
food, he tukes bis cup of r (Tee and
lights his pipe. Philadelphia Inquirer.
Small Causes of War.
Nine hundred years ago a dispute be
tween Modena and Bologna over a well
bucket began a war which devastated
Europe. A Chinese emperor once went
to war over tbe breaking of a teapot;
Sweden and Poland flew at each
other's throats in 11154 because tbe king
of Sweden discovered that bis name in
nn official dispatch was followed by
only two etceteras, while the king of
Polund's hud three. The spilling of a
glaBS of water over the Marquis de
Torey led to war between France and
England, and a small boy, by throwing
a pebble at the Due de Guise, led to the
massacre of Vassy and tbe thirty
A CHEERFUL FACE.
Ne xl to the sunlight of heaven is
s cheerlul face. There is no mis
taking it. The bright eye, the un
clouded brow, the unny smile, all
tell of that which dwells within.
Who has not felt its electrifying in
fluence? One glance at this face
lifts us out 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 world
ol magic tn the cheerful face!
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The Only Perfect One.
Willie was doing penance tn the cor
uer. Presently he thought aloud pen
Hlvely. "1 can't help It if I'm not perfect"
he sighed. "I never beard of but one
perfect boy anyway."
"Wbo was that?" asked his mother,
thinking to point a moral.
"Papa," came the silencing reply,
"when be was little." Exchange.
Roman Ruins In Switzerland.
Near Basel-Augst, in Swltserland, Is
tbe site of the old Roman colony of
Augusta rtuurica, witb remains of a
theater, and at the uearby town of
Itheiufulden are walUjjtnd towers part
ly preserved, for thlswas one of the
outposts ot the Holy Itomnn Empire. It
has belonged to Switzerland only since
1S02 and is picturesque, like the ma
jority of the towns on the Kbine.
Tbe 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
1101 by a duke of Zuhrlngen. and by
I2N8 it was strong enough to ward off
two sieges by Rudolph of Hapsburg,
the ancestor of tbe present emperor of
Elephants of India.
Commercially, elephants in India
come under two classes tbe one ot
pageantry, tbe other of utility. Every
native prince or nobleman of distinc
tion in India keeps elephants to swell
his retinue, while, on the other band,
government officials and private per
sons, such as timber contractors, etc.,
require them for work.
Not So Very Wrong.
"Spell ferment and give its defini
tion." requested the scbooltcacber.
"K-e-r-m e-n-t, ferment, to work," re
sponded a dimimlnutlve maiden.
"Now place it in a sentence so that
I may be sure you understand Its
meaning.'' said tbe teacher.
"iu summer I would rather play out
of doors than ferment In tbe school
house," returned the small pnpll with
such doleful frankness and uncon
scious humor that tbe teacher found It
bard to suppress a smile. Chicsgo
Supported the Proposition.
Mrs. Blickens The president ef ou
club Is going to lecture next Tuesday
evening on "Conversation as Lost
Art." Mr Blickens (yawning) That
so? Sirs. Blickens-Well. why don't
you go on and make some sarcastic
comment about tbe Impossibility of
conversation being s lost art while
women .remain on earth? Of course
that is what yon think. Mr. Blickens
Xo: I agree with your president Con
versation Is a lost art. When only one
side ran be heard it Is merely talk. )
Passion warps and interrupts the
judgment. 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 men
who stand on their heads they
see all things the wrong way.