MAUPIN Devoted to the Interests of Southern Wasco County VOL. I, NO, 24 MAUPIN, SOUTHERN WASCO COUNTY. OREGON, MARCH 26, 1915 THE YEAR $1.50 peg PROJECT is Joseph R' Keep, promoter of itha; Clear Lake Irrigation Pro ject, passed through town Mon day on his way tq the head, pi the proposed development. He ptnted that the work will now be tmshed vigorously and before many months the long prayed for water by the Juniper Flat farmers will be a reality. This irrigation project when I ompleted will cover a large tract . 1 the most fertile land in the state of Oregon, and will be a means of crop production second to none. It will also bring into cultivation a large area of raw ground and stimulate the price of farm lands that have hereto fore stood below that of any other part of the state. An irrigation project of this kind is a large undertaking and while Mr. Keep has been ham pred a number of times he has never ceased in his efforts to realize the dream of years and is to be commended for the success ot his labors. Wamic Locals Mrs. Fowler purchased a new iqeubator which arrived last Satur day evening, Floyd Johnson made a success ful round trip from Wamic to Shearer Saturday and is since making two trips a day with his new auto truck. Mr. Morrow of Tygh Valley has been acting as (jliauffer and teaching Mr. Johnson (he mechanical tricks of the ma- Ar Y We handle a line of Implements from the Smallest garden tool to the largest farm machinery, 'We cary Rock Island gang and sulky plows, disc harrows; drag harrows, and South Bend Chilled Walking Plows - - - We Can Supply Your Needs in Garden Seeds, Flower Seeds or Anything in That Line - We Cary the Litchfield Down-Low Spreader. This Machine is Especially Built to meet conditions in this territory. We are going to publish more about its merits in this space next week W. H. STA ATS Maupin Vaudeville A slight variation in the line of general amniuseineuts will take place here next Friday, April 2nd. A vaudeville performance u nder the auspices of the local Artisan Assembly, No,. 490, will be staged on the above date ' and a general admissjou of ten cents will be charged excepting ladies bringing boxes containing enough for two. These boxes will he sold at fifty cents each. A good time js assured for all who attend and a free dauce will be given after the., program. chine. Crystal Pratt completed a suc cessful term of school at Pine Grove Tuesday. Mrs. Jones, who has been stay ing with Mrs. Pierce over on Jum per Flat auc taking care of her, came home last week bringing Mrs. Pierce with her. Graudma Farlow spent the day at the Geo. Childeis home Sunday. The lower White river re-ad is spedily uearing completion. An appropriation has been secured frm the county and two profes sional powder men are at work. It Is said that in oue blast recently a ledga of rock twenty eight feet long, estimated to weigh forty hundred tons wag removed. C. N. Farlow hai finished the spring work on his mother's place and has gone to the place purchas ed from D. H. Miller, where his brother has already a nice start made in the plowing. The juvenile officers made a trip here a few days ago in responce to a complaint on report regarding some boys in this section, but found everything satisfactory and returned to The palles, ou Ready For Spring' Needs? 1 1 STMTS STORE AND The W. H. Staata Mercantile Co.'s store was . broken into sometime Monday night by safe blowers, f he safe was blown open and about $80.00 in cash taken, besides looting the store of a quantity of tobacco cigarettes, knives and razors. They also took several watches from the case of H. L. Emmons the jewel er. The work was done by old hands at the business without a doubt, as he job wag very cjeverly done, and no trace was jef t by the, robber or robbers on which to get a clew. They en James brown was over from Tygh Tuesday. W. H. Cunninghain ws down from the Flat Tuesday. Ira Kesner lnde a trip tq Port- land the first of the week. G. F. Techner and wife were down from their Wapinitia home Tuesday. Mrs. E. N. Chastain. was in Jiom their home on Juniper Flat, Tuesday. E. Botlwell one of the substan tial F(at farmers was dowu the first of the week. The subscription pripe of the Times is $1.50 per year. Just send in the money and we will try to give you its full worth. ' Mrs. W. H. Aldridge returned Monday evening from Blaylock, where she has been visiting her mother who was quite sick for some time, but is now greatly im proved. & CO. ROBBED SAFE BLOWN OPEN tered the place by the frontdoor, which has an vmusually compli cated lock, ar,d once inside they were comparatively safe from detection,. They used nitro-glyc,erine and to muffle, the sound, gathered a number qf n,ew blankets which were thrown over the safe and ajthough several people were sleeping in the close neighbor-; hood no one was aware of any thing out of the ordinary taking place and no report was heard. This is the first crime of the kind committed in Maupin and the scene of Monday nights work has created qnite a sensation-' Smock News .. s Roy Jacokes left last Tuesday for his home at Ontario, Oregon. He has been visaing for some time with his sister, Mrs. Marion Far low. The Boulder-ost-Creek Ditch company held a directors' meeting last Saturday night at Johu Far lows, Horse wrangling started 011 Smock last Sunday at Marion Farlows. Quite a crowd got there and witnessed thegportof lqssoing( rising and driving some cplts. M. P. Thornton has been quite sick for the past,, week,, but is re ported improving now. Mr. and Mrs. Heuson visited at the home of Marion Farlow last Sunday. Sunday School and prayer meet ing was held a the Smock Baptist church last Sunday. Lost, souie of Smock's muddy roads. No reward is offered for their return, Idward Disbrow is till sheep for Marion Farlow. are doing fine. - Everyone is, busy on herding Ed you Smock fighting those buffalo naU. The Smock base ball team or eanized last Sunday. We wish them all sorts of success tlijs sea sou , A- R. Thornton and wife visited at the Grant Ledford home last Sunday, Mrs. Geo. Childeis is on the road to recovery. Mr. Hull is some better, but Mrs, Hull is bedfast again with lagrippe, Mr. Hill was reported seriously ill. Fred D. Frazier of Dufnr speut part of the week in our town and may decide 011 locating here, He purchased two lots here and Will begin the construction of a house right away, which means that he is impressed with the future of Maupin. Ollie Bothwell was badly bruised about the face last Monday. When he opened the barn door a horse standing close by kicked suddenly, striking the door and the cross brace hit him square in the face, leaving some bad cuts and several loose teeth. Mrs. Lottie Hammoti, of New bcrg, lectured here last Tuesday night to a good sized audience. She filled the appointment of Mrs. Tenipleton Hatcher, who was to have lectured her on that night, but owing to sickness was unable to reach here. Visit Long Delayed Mrs Ella Houston and her daughter' ' Miss Mattie' arrived here last Saturday to visit with the families pf, Mr. A. A. and 0. B,. Dertbick. Mrs. Houston is a sister, of Mrs. A. A. and Mrs. O. B. Derthick and this is the first time they had seen, one another in over 30 years. They have been visiting for some time in Portland and San Diego, Cal. and will leave tomorrow for their home in Council, Idaho- The two ladies were met in The Dalles by Mr. A. A. Der thick and made the trip from there by automobile and were very much pleased with the country through which they passed. While here they motor ed over a large part qf Southern Wasco County and will have many memories of a visit filled with pleasure. Wapinitia Items J. R. Keep arrived here Monday with a crew of men and work will be resumed at once, Mr. Keep says it is their intention to com plete, the ditch this summer. Leslie Fliiiii was quite sick last week but is much improved now. I Lincoln Hartman was taken to The Dalles Hospital last Wednes day. Lu Hennegan took them in in his car. We understood that he went through an . pperation which - was successful K. M. Hartman is staying with him, Fonce Evick has greatly improv ing the looks of the hotel by put ting a fence around it and laying n new sidewalk. Mrs, Listel, a sister of Mrs. Frank Gable is quite sick at pres ent. ' Mr. Wilson, a surveyor of Tygh Valley, is engaged running out tne lines for the new homesteaders on the hills south of here. Charles Devore made a business trip to The Dalles last week. G. H. Wood and wife were trans acting business at Maupin Tliurs. day. .Pete Olson had the misfortune to get his ankle thrown out of place Monday by jumping from the grader. Mr. Arnette and family from Portland arrived here Wednesday and will occupy the old Davis Red Crown Gasoline Wolfs Head And Zero line Motor Oils on Hand Goodyear Tires And Tubes We can save you Money and Trouble If it's all the same to you why not buy your Tank Gas at Home - - SEE US ABOUT IT Shattuck BroSo PROGRESSIVE TOWN IS WAPINITIA It was our good fortune a few days ago to travel over the" best portion of Wasco County, an,; nestled close to the timbered mountains, about fourteen miles away, we came to the thriving little city of Wapinitia. There we met the most enterprising people of this great wheat belt, who'are marching in the line of progress and doing their part in developing a country that in fertility of soil and perfection of climate may be equaled but not surpassed. The Hartman Mercantile Co., is one of the largest firms this1 side of Portland, and sejls any thing from the smallest article, to a combined harvester. Ernes; Hartman, is at the he,ad of the concern and is considered one of the most able business men in the country. The Evick General Merchan dise business is another large firm of that place carrying acom; plete stock of almost anything you can call for and is success fully managed by Ponce Evick, its proprietor. The Wapinitia Hotel has been, undergoing a big change lately and is one of the leading hosteU eries in this section. C. L. Nelson, the proprietor is a wide-a-wake hotel man deserving the patron, age of the public. There are a number of other business houses here that are worthy of mention but we will delay the same until a later issue. house while he is employed on the road. , Interesting Questions What is the Soul? What is Hell? What is the day of Judge ment? These qqestions will be discussed by Prof. Irle Jat the schoolhouse at two o'clock Sun day, March 28, Come and hear some good news from the Bible on these important but generally misunderstood subjects. I carry all kind3 of stones for rings and pins Emmons the Jeweler, See those penny school tablets at Tallcott's cash store.