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About The Maupin times. (Maupin, Or.) 1914-1930 | View Entire Issue (April 30, 1915)
Rickard'8 New Drug Store Made
the Town a Busy and Pros
By LAWRENCE ALFRED CLAY.
When one of the merchants of
Sprlnghlll added a atock of drugs to
that of bla hardware folks said the
town was looking up, but at the end
of two years nobody had been sick
nd the sales bad not amounted to
$6. For the next Ave years Spring
bill was known as being such a
healthy place that a doctor could not
earn enough to pay for oats for bis
horse. There was no further call for
drug store and none was established.
One night, to the amazement of
Sprlnghlll and the surrounding coun
tries, Jonas Rebee, a farmer, living
about two miles out of town, was
taken with a serious case of bilious
colic and had to send seven miles for
"Begosh! but this won't happen
again!" exclaimed Jonas when he was
able to get out.
Two weeks later he had sold his
farm and had blossomed out as a
druggist In Sprlnghlll. He didn't
know anything about prescriptions,
but he didn't realize this necessity.
The novelty of a farmer, fresh from
the plow, turning druggist, brought
considerable trade for a year or two.
Then several citizens had a narrow
escape for their lives, trade began to
alarken up, and for several years It
was confined mostly to the sales of
copperas and hair dyes.
Rebne's drug store become the
Idling place of farmers and villagers.
And every evening except Sundays
there was a crowd of a dozen or
twenty men talking politics or play
ing checkers. Jonas was not selling
fifty cents' worth of drugs a week.
"Jonas" asked a farmer one night
as he entered the store, "have you got
any porous plasters? 1 fell off the
fence today and wrenched, my old
"Why, yes," said Jonas, "I've got
three of them, but they are on my
own back! A feller can't bend over
a checker board as much as I do with
out some support for his spine."
"Why don't you give up your goch
banged business?" asked the .farmer
as he turned away.
"Can't do it, Jeptha, can't do it.
Td have to go back to farm work If
A stranger a young man had ar
rived in town about two hours before,
and ho entered the drug store at the
same time as the man In Bearch of
porous plasters and heard what was
aid. He took a general look around
and then went out without saying
anything to anybody.
At ten o'clock the next morning the
stranger called and found Jonas sit
ting on the steps of the store lazily
whittling at a pine shingle.
"Are you the owner of this drug
"The sole and only owner," Jonas
"Your stock seems to have got pret
"Well, I bellcvo I have got some
logwood left, and I don't know but
what I could scare up a bottle of vas
eline." "Want ro sell' out?" inquired the
"I dunno whether I do or not. Some
times I've thought I would accept a
fair offer and then again I thought
how lonesome I would be without this
"Do you fill prescriptions?"
"Not for my doctor, but when any
one tolls me what alls htm I give him
whatever I think w ill cure him."
The young man turned away to
"Supposing you wanted to sell?
What would be your price?"
"A regular druggist, eh?"
"Yes, 1 am looking for a location.
I want to buy the building Itself."
"Weil, young man, I will be honest
enough to toll you that If you are
thinking of starting out of here as a
regular druggist you will last about
two weeks. This Is the healthiest
town for a hundred miles around.
There has been only one case of sick
ness In the last five years, and they
cured that with hot vinegar and red
pepper without coming to me."
"Of course, I will take my chances,"
replied the young man. "Give mc
your lowest cash price."
Jonas got up and walked up and
down the sidewalk for five minutes.
At last he stopped. "Will you let the
crowd continue to come here eve
nings?" "No, sir," was the prompt reply.
"Then I will have to charge you
J50 more than I otherwise would, for
the boys will have no meeting place
unless they go down to the sawmill."
His price, as he named It, was at
once accepted, and the young man,
whose name was Frank Rlckard, was
the owner of the place before night.
The next two weeks were full of busi
ness around there. The painters and
carpenters were called in, aud there
were changes that surprised the clti
eos. When tho opening day came
for "Rlckard's New Drug Store" every
body lu Sprlnghlll had been Invited
to call and drink a tree glass of soda
water, a IWng only dimly heard of
In that place before. There was
much praise for the new enterprise,
but most of the people solemnly
shook their heads.
"Cut he can't mata go of It! Re
member what x healthy town this
It," they said.
Seven days after the new ifori
opened an epidemic of measles swepi
through the town. Almost all tin
old people had them as well as tlx
young, and the druggist was prepared
to do his share of the business. The
measles were followed by tho whoop
ing cough, and then by a number of
cases of malaria, Some folks thought
tho new druggist was working "a
spell," but the doctors who were
called In assured them that It Just
Young Rlckard proved himself to be
a hustler of the first order In more
directions than one. He dashed out
of the store one day and saved old
Mrs. Ooodhow from death under the
feet of runaway horses.
The newcomer contributed $25 to
ward the steeple of the Methodist
church, chipped In $10 for street Im
provements, handed the Widow Som
mers 5 when she lost her cow, and
bought Parson Smiley a new plug hat,
the first he had had In seven years.
He showed his heroism In various
other ways, and Inside of three months
people were driving ten miles to trade
Miss Cliff Dane, the only daughter
of one of the richest men of the town,
who had been away to school, re
turned home. She was told about the
new drug store and even walked past
It and peeped In. Twelve hours later
there came to Mr. Rlckard a telephone
"I have been bitten by a kissing
bug and my nose is a horrible object.
Hurry up with some remedy."
And the druggist, who was mixing
up a pitch plaster for old Mrs. Wel
come's lame side, dropped everything
and hurried to the house of desola
tion. He didn't take time to put on
his hat, but ran through the streets
"Wet a rag and keep It on your
nose all day." he ordered.
Of course, she thought him a hus
tling young man and somewhat
brusque, but she was somewhat on
that, order herself.
Tho kissing bug's bite was soon
cured, and an Introduction came about.
The next time young Mr. Rlckard
hustled It was for her again. Her uncle
had presented her with a saddle pony,
and the first time she mounted him
ho made a bolt and ran through the
main street of the town. Opposite
the drug store he kicked his heels
and she went flying Into a bed of bur
docks In a vacant lot. The druggist
witnessed the accident. He took time
to seize the camphor bottle, and then,
hastening across the street, he was
the first hero to ascertain that neith
er her neck nor any of her limbs waB
Mr. Dane, her father, was thinking
of buying an auto. A car was sent
to him to try and instead of his doing
so himself Miss Cliff was the first one
to take it in hand. As she had nevef
been in one before, the result was a
foregone conclusion. By the greatest
good fortune she managed to progress
half a mile or so In safety. That ma
chine was no slow-poke, and, becom
ing tired of the crawling pace, it start
ed off at a gait of thirty miles an hour.
In going down the main street of the
town it ran from side to side, tipping
over barrels, knocking over boxes and
scaring numerous people half to
death. It was continuing its wild
career when the heroic Mr. Rlckard
leaped In and took charge.
The doings of the druggist and his
store were talked about by the whole
county, and there was a rUe of at
least ten per cent In price of real
estate In the town. Things were go
ing along at a fine pace when It be
came known that a druggist from
Boston wanted to buy Mr. Rlckard
out. The town was both surprised
"We cannot let him go," said one
to another. "Good lands, we can
spare half the town better than he,
He has given us such a start as we
could never have got without him!"
A public meeting was called, a hot
discussion took place, and a delega
tion was sent to the house of Mr.
Dane to ask of Miss Cliff: "Are you
a patriot and have you not the wel
fare of this town at heart?"
She replied that she had. And they
soon convinced her that it rested all
with her whether the community
dropped back Into Its old-time sloth
fulness or went ahead with new ar
dor. This was her excuse for send
ing for the druggest.
"Are you thinking of leaving us?
Recause If so, Is there anything I can
do to keep you here?" she asked tim
idly. He blushed and she blushed, and
he didn't sell out.
(Copyright. 1015. hy the McClure Newspa
"Dear me," said the girl, "I've
bruised my Hp. My mother used al
ways to kiss a hurt place to make it
"And did that treatment make It
"I don't remember. But those old
fashioned remedies were often very
And then he got busy.
Her Time Coming.
"I want to marry your daughter,"
said the young man.
"Oh, you do?" replied the father.
"And what does she say?"
"Oh, she'll say enough after I marry
her, I reckon."
Those Lovely Girls.
Edyth I dearly love to take long
walks. Only yesterday I covered a
mile In less than ten minutes.
Mayme With your feet, dear, 1
should think you might cover bait
that distance while standing still.
MADE THE BELLBOY GASP
Senator Sherman'i Response to Imper
tinent Imp Something New
Senator Lawrence Y. Sherman of II-
llonls never gives tips. In refusing to
tip he Is not prompted by a sense of
economy so much as tbe Idea that one
should have the courage of one's con
victions. He knows of no reason why
a man should pay tbe highest price for
hotel food and then bribe a hotel em
ployee to fetch It to blm. Likewise be
sees no logic in paying a bellboy to
hover about In one's way performing
As a rule Sherman eats In old-fash
ioned restaurants where be can sit on
a neat little revolving stool, and he
stays at tbe medium-priced hotels,
simply because he dislikes tbe pomp
and glitter of tbe more pretentious
places. A little while ago, however,
Sherman went to New York to make a
speech, and a reception committee es
corted him to one of the big hotels,
where a bellboy carries up one's grip,
asks If the guest desires any Ice wa
ter, takes a tip, goes, and sends the Ice
water by still another bellboy, who
also expects a tip.
The boy who carried Sherman s
modest little satchel to his room bus
tled about, turning on electric lights,
raising window shades, lowering win
dow shades, messing with the lace cur
tains, changing the key from the out
side to the Inside of the door, and by
divers other methods making himself
generally obnoxious. After he had
exhausted his entire repertory of ways
and means to annoy a guest, he asked
Sherman If he wanted any Ice water.
Sherman said he did not. Then the
boy Inquired If there was anything
else he could do, and Sherman shook
Still the boy hung about, as If wait
ing for something.
'I think that'll be all," remarked
Sherman, becoming rather annoyed.
'Thank you, sir," replied the boy,
with much overpoliteness, backing out
of the door, "thank you, thank you."
A bellboy, of course, always says thank
you three times when he has received
no tip, but only once when he has.
Sherman noted the three thank yous,
all In a row, and savagely he respond
ed somewhat as follows:
'You're welcome, goldarn you, gol-
darn you, goldarn you!" Kansas
Boy Scouts as Coast Guards.
The British Boy Scouts have proved
their value since the outbreak of war.
Four hours after the call came thou
sands of boys were at the disposal of
their country. One morning a tele
gram reached a British commissioner
asking for a thousand scouts. The
same evening he had four thousand
standing by waiting for orders.
Many an adult warrior In the Brit
ish Isles first knew he was wanted
when a scout brought him a letter tell
ing him where to report himself. The
emergency substitution work of the
lads was wonderful.
The suddenness of the war meant
that many coast guards had to return
immediately to the navy. Yet their
work was more necessary than ever.
HundredB of scouts took their
places and had the time of their lives
staying out all night or watching all
day through big telescopes for the en
It was a hardened Journalist who
confessed that a lump came Into his
throat when late one night he met a
small group of scouts dragging their
trek cart, laden with bivouac gear, and
moving quietly through the dark to
their vigil on the cliffs.
Ruling Passion Strong.
The German paper Boersenblatt culls
from a Leipzig daily an amusing little
anecdote of the war from the point
of view of the lover of books and
learning. The story runs thus:
A certain sergeant of reserves
whose occupation in private life was
that of professor of romance philol
ogy, was one of a company escorting
a troop of French prisoners from Mau-
beuge into Germany. The lieutenant
In charge was alarmed by hearing
sounds of quarreling behind him. He
turned and saw tho sergeant in vio
lent altercation with one of the pris
oners. The Frenchman gesticulated
wildly, and the sergeant's blue eyes
blazed angrily behind his steel-rimmed
spectacles. The officer flew to sepa
rate them, but burst into hearty laugh
ter when the cause of the dispute was
explained to him by his excited com
patriot. The Frenchman, whose rag
ged boots were bound up with string,
was a professor of the Sorbonne, and
the two had almost come to blows
over a difference of opinion . .
concerning the use of the subjunctive
in old Provencal love songs!
Dress Reform for Women.
Boston, father of reforms, mother of
movements, cradle of progress, has
undertaken its biggest task. Boston
is to reform the dress of women.
Don't fling the ready gibe at the
ambitious effort that is domiciled In
civil service house, but wish these
Boston women joy and success.
Their aim ought to enlist all worn
ankind but it won't. They seek to
make woman's garments comfortable
as well as pretty, to read sense as
synonymous with style, and to have
utility pass as chic.
It might be done, of course. It Is
not for us to throw the cold water
of doubt on the idea. But women are
altogether likely to go on wearing
these extraordinary devices whicti they
call clothes and to blame the men for
them, hugging to themselves the delu
sion that the men want them thus ar
EXULUSIVENESS AT NEWPORT
Bottle of Burgundy Was Served Lying
on Its Side In Basket Because It
Wti So Young.
William Dean llowells, the novelist,
said at a dinner, apropos of a declara
tion that Newport was no lodger suf
ficiently exclusive for the American
"After all, the American aristocrat
Is very young, Isn't he? Only a gen
eration or so ago be was peddling
clocks or hoeing corn, eh? The Ameri
can aristocrat makes me smile.
He reminds me, rather of the bottle
of burgundy at tbe half dollar table
"Two men, you know, were dining at
this table d'hote and, to round out
their dinner, they ordered a bottle of
burgundy. It came, like all wines
that throw off a sediment, lying on its
side in a wicker basket, or cradle.
'The firBt man said, as tbe waiter
carefully filled their glasses:
' 'Why is this served In a cradle, do
"The second man took a sip of the
burgundy, shuddered slightly and an
" 'Because It Is so young.' "
She Yes, this is the first time I
have been in love, but
He But what?
She It's so nice that I hope It won't
be the last.
"I rtnn't understand this nicture Mr.
Dauber," said Mr. Hlbrow. "There is
nothing tn It but a man wearing a blue
suit and a cap, and you have named
the picture 'Friendless.' Who is this
man, and why is the picture named
"That." renllcd the artist, "repre
sents an umpire after the home team
has lost a close game.
. Heartless Hoax.
"My wife gave a reception yester
"Did you attend?"
"Yes. I played a practical joke on
her. I got In line where she was re
ceiving and before she knew It she
was smiling and saying she was glad
to see me for the first time in three
The Other Side's Counsel, fiercely
I suppose you were brought up to
tell the truth?
The Goaded Witness No, I wasn't
The Lawyer Not brought up to tell
the truth? What do you mean by
The Witness My folks Intended me
for a lawyer.
Right In His Line.
Tramp Please, mum, d'ye wantei
buy anything In my line?
Housekeeper Your line, eh? You
don't mean to say you are trying to
earn a honest living at last?
"Well, I declare! What are you sell
"Dog chains, mum."
Money Spirited Away.
"How did Jones come to lose his
money?" asked the Old Fogy.
"It was spirited away," replied the
"What do you mean?" asked the
"He spent It on booze," replied the
Homes and Clubs.
"Men should not go to clubs and
spend their time In political discus
sions," said the energetic woman.
"Is that what men go to clubs for?'
exclaimed the observant girl. "
thought it was to be able to avoid
hearing discussion of the latest polit
leal topics at home."
Before and After.
"Jack," said the young wife aftei
she had Just danced with her hus
hand "vnu've eertainlv imDroved won
nVrfiillv In vour dancine. Don't you
remember how frightfully you used to
tear my dresses?"
"Yes," replied Jack, "I wasn't buy
ing them then."
"Wombat used to be a great outdoor
man and all around sport Is he recon
ciled to married life?"
"I think so. I called on him re
cently and found him sifting ashes
with an old tennis racket."
"I don't understand a woman getting
a divorce Immediately after the honey
"Perhaps her husband spent all bit
money on the wedding trip."
Through city streets-along country lanes
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Worse Than Work.
"After a man has loafed awhile,"
tald Uncle Eben, "he generally de
cides dat he'd rather go to work dan
be so lonesome."
P. N. U.
No, 17, 1915
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Gets Right Twist
Makes Short Work of desiring Cot Your Eniiri
System Aches and Pains Go Fast.
In S. S. S. Ton Get a Twist
Many a, rheumatic sufferer has been to
the drug store for a bottle of 8. S. S. and
been handed something claimed to be
"Just as good." Truly, to as it for bread
and be given a stone is still in practice.
If you are troubled with rheumatism In
any form be sure to use 8. 8. S. and note
Its wonderful Influence.
8. 8. 8. has the peculiar action of soak
ing through the Intestines directly into
the blood. In five minutes its influence Is
at work in every artery, vein and tiny
capillary. Every membrane, every organ
of the body, every emunctory becomes in
effect a filter to strain the blood of Im
purities. The stimulating properties of 8.
8. S. compel the akin, liver, bowels, kid
neys, bladder to all work to the one end
of casting out every irritating, every pain
Inflicting atom of poison; it dislodges by
Irrigation all accumulations in the Joints,
auaea acid accretions to dlsolye, readers
Have an Arctio Bunk?
A '"bunk" bouBa Is an Arctio botel
mad of logs, with moss chinks, a
dirt roof and a dirt floor. A great
sheet Iron stove keeps It warm. Two
rowB of bunks, covered with grass or
brush, extend along tbe walls. The
old-fashioned string and latch bold the
whip-sawed door closed and there is
a place to cook the meals. To stay
over night costs a dollar.
K Cures While You Walk. "
Allen's Foot-Ease Is a certain cure for hot.
sweating, callus, and swollen, aching feet. Bold
by all Druggists. Price 26c. lon't accent any
itibstitute. Trial package KKEE. Address
Aliens, Olmitted.Le Hoy, N. Y. .
Do Your Best.
Play the game! We are not here
to whine and complain, to stay down
because we are knocked down, to
blame the Inequalities of the ground
or the unfairness of the umpire.
Where there are no difficulties there
can b no victories. We are hero
to win if we can in every condition
that confronts us, to do our best in
any case, and to do It to the end.
To the Bitter End.
Redd What do you think of the
new baseball league?
Greene It means war lu the base
"Sure; it will be diamond cut dla-
Happiness lies In the consciousness
we have of it, and by no means in the
way the future keeps its promise.
A tale from the Pacific relates that
a steamer whose rudder unexpectedly
broke was steered for several days by
packing boxes hung over the sides.
No man at bottom means injustlc( j
(t is always for some obscure distort-
id image of a riEht that ha contends.
William "Pon, what's a naradox?"
Father "A paradox, my son. is a wom
an Who Wears silk Htnr-kiniTH nnrl trios
to keep it a secret." Puck.
Chase the Mice Away.
Mice will not reopen a hole which
has been filled with any mixture con
taining lye. Flour and lye make a good
paste for the purpose.
Photosraphy and Tact
A photographer has to be a man of
rare tact in order to get his subject
to look pleasant instead of laughing
on Rheumatism that Settles It.
them neutral and scatters those peculiar
formations In the nerve centers that
cause such mystifying and often baffling
And best of all this remarkable remedy
la welcome to the weakest stomach. If
you have drugged yourself until your
stomach is nearly paralysed, you will bo
astonished to find that 8. 8. 8. gives no
sensatl in but goes right to work. This la
because it is a pure vegetable infusion, la
taken naturally into your blood lust as
pure air is Inhaled naturally into your
Get a bottle of S. B. 8. today, and ask
for S. 8. S.
Tou may depend upon It that the store
that sells you what you ask for is a good
place to trade. Write to the Swift
Specific Co., tot Swift Bidg., Atlanta. Ga
tor their Book on Rheumatism.