The Mauoin Times Published Eevery Friday at Maupin, Oregon, Mrs, W. L. Morrison, Publisher Subscription: One Year $1.50, Six Entered as second class mail pom office at Maupin, Oregon, From France Co F3IC Engineers, Somewhere in France, Oct. 15, 1918, My dear mother: Well mother I have been neglect i rig to writ" to you fur hoiiio time bo will try mid write a line. J have seen some pretty excit ing limes nine 1 hint wrote you, We have been up on the front for several days. We were between the infantry mid artillery, fixing np lb" mud no the artillery could go ahead. We were camped upon a litlia Lill and they kept shelling it all the time. The shells were flying about ua thick as liien in July. 1 was with the wagons all the time tending to t lie tools. We were driving aloilg the road one luornir.g when a mounted police rode up and said you had bet lei stop, that they were shelling the roail jimt ahead of us, and while we were. 8topped there, a shell dropped in the road just, abend of us and killed two horses and blew a field kitchen all to pieces, lint we caw lots of things like that before we jeft. We drove them buck about fifteen miles. Thev haven't any infaalry at all hardly. We only saw their infantry once. They just had machine' guns anil they can't hit anything with them ' Just once in a while a stray idiot. In one little town that we captured we ge two men that were chained up in apple trees with machine guns. We dug us holes in the side of the road a couplo of feet deep to sleep in. One evening they got to shelling us pretty heavy and wegotin them and there was a piece of shell that had exploded cut the brush right ov:r my head. It sure did sing. 1 thought it had my name on it, but it never. They threw dirt on us lots of times, , We hud an aeroplane raid one evening and they Were shooting with machine guns and dropping bombs. A couple of us jumped and a bullet dropped right by the side of us. We captured some dug outs where they worn getting ready to have a meal. They had a couple of big pots of sonic kind of stew that was hot yet when we found it, and a lot of nice, fresh cabbage all ready to put on. When I was reading your last letter the shelU were sure living, hut I didn't notice them at all then. Well mother, ;vill have to rin off for this lino, Will try ;u .. not wait writing uJ lung next time With lots of It.w to all, Your sj.ii), Corp. Ernest M. Confer, Co. F !ilt Engineers, A. K. F. , 1'. O. T7G. Church Notice John (1. Hessler, pastor. ' Services suspended for the pies ent cause, intlueinsa. Wapinitia Auto Stage Loaves Maupin, 8 a. m. Leavts Wi iit itin, l p. nv V. ROBERTS, Prop. L I.O. O F. hvAIMN 1T1A Lndi'H No. 20!). Miuinin, Oregon. meets every Saturday night in .Donaldson's hull. Visiting mem Hers always welcome. 0. II. Chokoot, N. Ci. W. II. Talcott, SeereUry. Months 5cts, Three Months 50c matter September 2, 1914. at the under the Act of March 3, 1879. Local Items School opened again Monday. A. J. Baxter was in from Cri terion Moixlay, I), A. Moad was ilotin Iron Bend for a lew days' visit. Mrs. Gamber left for the valley Tuesday morning. j Jackson Rice was in from Wnp initia Friday. Wood wanted at the Maupin hotel. Large sheets of carbon paper for embroidery stumping at the Times (iladya Morrow has been quite ill with the iulltienza. W. II. Durham returned from Spokane, Friday, Kaehel Martin is very low with pneumonia. Mrs. Biichannon left for Omaha .Saturday night to Bee her mother, and if possible, bring her here. The switchboard was moved to the Jewelry store Tuesday, where W. II. Durham is operating it, llygenic Tooth Paste, the best, in the world, a good prophobictic for Influenza and Lagrippe. ' For sale at the Maupin Drug Store. Blaine Disbrow and Marbm Farlow were oyer from Smock Monday. Mr. and Mrs. F. H. Woodcock are guests at the home of their son F. J I. this week." Xnias presents arriving daily at thn Manpin Drugstore. Do your Christinas shopping early. Otto Herrling wan a business visitor from Criterion Monday. iiii Brown was over from White River Monday, For sale gentle ponvf saddle and bridle, $'20, Inquire at this office. Mrs. Durham is entertaining to day in honor of her daughter, Mih Powers who leayes tomorrow loi her home in Enterprise. Mr. and Mrs. Win. Harnett vis ited relatives here I lie last of the week. Some of the farmers dont like to be skinned, but Dad Coale still buys skins and hides, Mr. ami Mrs. G, W. Foster have bought the McCorkle place above Tygh and have moved there Portland Painless Dentist, !i05 Second St., The Dalles, Ore. Port land prices. Phone Main .Mill. W. T. Slatten, D. D. S., proprietor. Miss Vera Westerfield, daughter of W. I. Westerfield of the Grass Valley Journal died in Portland of influenza, November 2ti. Her only brother is in France. Iiogs Wanted Fifty head to ship Doc ' 15 to 21. Let me know at once. H. L. Morris For Sale One ;? I--I wagon, new steel skeins and boxes. II. I,. Morris. For Sale N,ue head of choice heifers, good (i.iiry Mock, will be fresh in spring. Inquire this oflice. 1.. B. Fox 11. T. Yates WASCO COUNTY ABSTRACT CO. Makers of Abstracts That Ptoteet. Books Posted to Date Daily Plant Stjcond to None First National Bank Building Phone Black 2S31, The Dalles, Oregon 0,YOU COLD FEET It's a. feat to keep the feet from getting cold, without the "Heme Fires Burning". v , How are you going to keep the fires burning, with that big, empty space in your wood shed? You better size up'the fuel conditions. Call in and place your orders. Do it now. All kinds and prices. See us about this matter at E. J. FISCHER, Prop. Complete line o Tubes and Casings Automobile Accessories General repairing on all makes of cars All work guaranteed and prices reasonable We are at your service s, Fischer's Maupin , ' Elruigans Soliloquy Thoy's some that likes high fluten things, With balls and dago opery bIiows, " Them soriecs bright light cabarets, Where swells and city slickers goes, That cussed onery game of golf Where women Btew and fuss And fat men swing them little Fticks, And sweat and growl and cuss. I guess I ain't like city folks, , Some say I ain't as smart, But I know a good old pastime That's sure closen to my heart, For I'd rather set upon a box, In old Zeb Slocums' store; With sharpened kpife and stick so soft, And just whittle on the floor. Folks say I'm powerful shiftless And a counter jutnpin pest, But I kin make as many shavins As Hank and all the rest. A chaw of Peerless big and sweet; And middlin close the box, N So's I kin hit it in the middle, And spare my neighbors' socks. When old Winter's sneaken up without . And things is all fired chill, I like to cuss them Bolsheveek, ' And dam tliit skunk old Kaiser Bill It's most fun to talk about the war, Them funny wagons in the air, And low how I would knock them Boche If I was young and over there, Y'es and wrangle over little things About the absent neighbor's jaw And get some sleepy old coyote, And swap him chaw for chaw, U'b great to argue with the hoys, To get 'em mad and all het up And watch 'eni bristle up and snap, Like Widder Doole's snarlin pup. To talk on polelies is fun, though Sometimes arguing in tiie wrong It makes me feel so swaggering like And lighten happy all day long. You kin take tlieiu city pleasures, With a hundred names or more, But give uie a seat upon a box, In old Zeb Slocum's store. I Charles B. Lake In another column is a letter from Krnest Confer. His sister, Miss Kiln, also received a letter from Mm Tuesday morning, dated November 0, and he was on the tiring line in Belgium, but had been relieyed for a few days and was buck in a rest camp. Gut a box of Purolla Influenza treatment, for sale at the Maupin jDrug Stora. x once. Don't pay big prices for eye glasses when we have guaranteed to fit glasses for f I to $l.f0 per pair. Maupin Drug Store. Frank Biuan has given up th carrying of mail to and from the depots. M. Creager commenced taking the mail Sunday, and the steady gate of the familiar team and rig bring pleasant reniinia auces, 1 Bargains in Lumber I own all the lumorr noin the old grain warehouse, Ben F. Cook Hot Meals, sandwiches f Shori orders at all hours, Served at the Hazelwood Ice Cream Parlor. Mm. H. B. Jory Teacher ol Piano Will receive a limited number of pupils. For arringenients see her at her home the Moad house. NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION ISOLATED TRACT Public Land Sale Department of the Interior, U. S. Land Office at The Dalles, November 8, 1918. NOTICE is hereby given that as directed by the Commissioner of the General Land oflice, under provisions of Sec. 2455, K. S., pursuant to the application ot nenry Bolton, Serial No. 019170, we will offer at public sale, to the highest bidder, but at not less than $2.50 per acre, a 11:30 o'clock A. M. on the 14th day of January next at this office, the following tract of land: NKT-4N w 1 -4, nwi- 14NE1-4, Section 22, Township 3 j Soul h, Range 13 East W. M. (Containing 80 Acres). I The sale will not be kept open, 1 but will be declared closed when j those present at the hour named I have ceased bidding. The peison making ttie highest bid wall he re quired to immediately pay to the Receiver the amount thereof. Any persons claiming adversely llie above described laud are ad vised to file their claims, or objec tions, on or before the lime desig nated for sale. np L. A. Booth, Receiver. ( 1 751) The Dalles 335 Serial No. 020188 NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION U. S. Land Office at The Dalles, Oregon, November 25, 1918.. NOTICE is hereby given that, the Northern Pacific Railway Com pany, whose post office address is St. Paul, Minnesota, has this 25th day of November, 1918, filed in this office its application to select tiniler the provisions t the act ot Congress, appiovwUjuly 1, 1898 (30 Stat, 597, 620.) SEI-4 of nei 1 Sec. 18, Twp.'s South, R 14 Eal .'. M. .r and all persons claiming adversely the lands described, or (h siring to object because of the Mineral character of the land, 01 any other reason, to the disposi. to applicant, should file their alii -ilavi's of protest in this office, on or before llie 14th day ol Jauuaiv. 1919 II. FRANK WOODCOCK, Register. NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION Department of the Interior, U. S. Land Office at The Dalles, Oregon, November 29th, 1918. NoT. ICE is hereby given that (Iraee Wilson, deserted wife of .Jacob M. Wilson of Sba'dko, Oregon, who ou Sept. 5, 1912, made Homestead Km r y n. 010692, and on May 4, 1914. made Additional Homestead Entry No. 013105 for S1-2NWI-4, Section 14, SI-2NEI-4? SM-4NWI-4, Section 15, Township 7 South, Range. 15 Last, Willamette Meridian, has tiled notice of intention to make Final three year Proof to estabiish claim to the land above described, before Register and ReceiverUnit ed States Land Office at The Dalles Oregon, on the 21st day of Januaiy 1919. Claimant names as witnesses, Claud Wilson, Bakeoveu, Oregon, George K. Fine, Shauiko, Oregon, A K. Fine, Shaniko, Ore-goo, K. H. Fine, Shauiko, Oregon. 1 11. Frank Woodcock, Register. Strayed from my place one black inale calf about 8 months old, has no brand nor ear marks'. Anyone kno.ving of such a calf call or notify N. '. Flinn, wilr come and pay charges. E. J. Styer has moved his ton sorial parlor into the loom vacat ed by the telephone office, and the partitoii in the large room is removed, nuking the confection ary and dining room more roomy. Henry Holland struck water at a depth of 175 feet on the Chas- tain place above town. Miss Emerson was called to Sheridan where her mother is not exuecttd to live NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION Department of the Interior U. S. Unci Office at The Dalles, Oregon, September, 1918. Notice is hereby given that Walter I, Driver of Maupin, Oregon, who, on Aug ust 5th, 1915, made Homestead Entry no, 015313, and 011 August 30, 1915, made Additional Home stead Entry no. 015374, for SEI-4SK 1-4, Section 23, WI-2SWI-4, Section 24, vi-2Nwl-4, Section 25, KI-2NE-1-4, NK1-4SKI-4, Section 26, Town ship 5, South, Range 14, Kast Willamette Meridian, has tiled no lice of intention to make Final three year Proof , to establish claim to the land above described, before V. D, Stuart, U. S, Commissioner at Maupin Oregon, on the nth day of November, 1918. Claimant names as witnesses: C. K. Matthews, li. B. Driver, H. B. Holland, A. J. Connolly, all of Maupin, Oregon. II. Frank Woodcock, Register. NOTICK FOlt PUBLICATION Department of the Interior V. S. Land Office at The Dalles Oicgon, October 8lh, iyl8. WOllUi is hereby given that Arthur Henderson of Criterion, Oregon, who on No vember 191b, 1913, made Home stead Entry No. 012259, for e1-2n- NVVl-4. SWI-NHl-4, NEl-'lsWI-4, Section 1 7, Township 6 South, 1,'ij.e 15'nast, Willamette Merid 1 ui has tiled notice of intention to 1. lake Filial three year Proof, to establish claim to the land above described, bofore F. D Stuart, U. .! Commissioner, at Maunin. Ore gon, ou the 2nd day of December, lylS. Claimant names as witnesses: J. B. Kidder, L. B. DeCanip, II. m. ureen, U U. Mfogsberg, allot Ciileiion, Oregon. It. Frank Woocock, Register. NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION Department of the Interior, U. S. Land Office at The Dalles, Oregon, September, 28th, 1918. Notice is hereby given that Arthur (i. Harvey, of Wamic, Oregon, who on June 2M, 1915, made Homestead Entry No 014549, and on April 3, 1917, m-ide additional Homestead Entry N . 014910, for nwi-4, N1.2SWI-4, SWI-4SWI-4, SWI-4NE1-4, Section 25, Township 3 South, Range 14 East, Willamette Meridian, has filed notice of intention to make Final Three Year Proof, to estab lish claim to the land above de scribed, before. F'. D. Stuart, United States Commissioner at Maupin, )i'.-gon, on the 2 1st day of Nov i'liilKi, 1918. Claimant names as . witnesses1 K.. Stow, of Tygh Valley, Ore' gon. I. A. Hull, of Tvgh Valley, Oregon, B. B C.ervais, of Grass Valley, Oregon, Kmil Anderson of Grass Valley, Oregon. II. Frank Woodcock, Kegisier. NOTICK FOR PUBLICATION Department of the Interior, United States Land Office at The Dalies, Oregon, September 23rd, rgi.S. NOTICE is hereby given that Sarah A. Oamber, of Maupin, Oregon, who on March 4111, 1913, made Homestead Entry, no. 011368, for Lots 2, 3, SEI-4NW i-4, Section 30, Township 4 South Range 15 Kast, Willamette Me ridian, has filed notice of intention to make vinal three year Proof to establish claim to the land above lieserilied, before F. I). Stuart, U. S. Commissioner, at, Maupin Ore gon, on the 14U1 day of November 1918. Claimant names as witnesses Iciome Huzan, Vein Tiinisou, A.' f. Lindley, a. A. Caufield, all of Maupin, Oregon. 11. Frank Woodcock, P Register. NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION Department of the Interior U. S. Land Office at The Dalles, Oregon; September 28th, 1918. Noti is hereby given that, 0 rover L, Webb, of Tygh Valley Oregon, who on October, nth, 1915, made Home stead Entry No. UlfifJl'S, for ksi-a. SEI-4NWI 4, NI-28WI-4, NWI-4SEI-4 Section 28, 'Township 3 South, Ranup Dl East VVillnniRt.Ta MQ,i,i lan. has filed notice of intention to mane final three year Proof, to establish claim to the land above described, before Register and Receiver, United States Land Office The Dalles, Oregon, on the 2iud day of November, 1918. Claimant names as witnesses: K. L. Hauser, Sandy Ross, M U Co"benh, Emit Meru, all of Tyt ' Valley, Oregon. H. FRANK WOODCOCK UP Register! '