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Maupin, Southern Wasco County Oregon, Thursday, January 6. 192
Vol. XIII I
M k TTPIM
Chas. Crofoot Acquires In
' terest n R. K. Wilson
Ntw Mamber Will Strengthen Bus!
nets Company Baiins Year
With Bright Prospects
Death Shook Arrow and
Takes Wapinitia Woman
ChrUtiaa Woman Succumbs to That
Tarribla Disordar, Cancar, , (
After Year's Suffering
Chn Crofoot has purchased an In
terest in the R. E. Wilson general
merchandise establishment and from
now on will devote his time and at
tention to that business. His In
terest dates from January first, al
though he has been employed at the
(Store for the past two months. With
his entry into the firm the Wilson
company has been greatly strength
ened and will Increase its capital
stock from $16,000 to $28,000.
It will be apt at this time to give
brief history of the members of the
new firm :
R. E. Wilsen
"Death loves a shining mark,"
which fact was demonstrated on
Tuesday when a well known Wapini
tia woman. Mrs. John Powell, was
stricken by his sting and compelled
to take leave of earthly things for a :
home in a land not made by hands. '
Death occurred at a Dalles hospital,
where deceased had been under ,
treatment for many months. Mrs.
Powell was a victim of that dread
In the fall of 1925 Mrs. Powell's
condition was so alarming that it was
thought best to take her away for
treatment. Physicians at The Dalles
at first entertained hope for her ulti
mate recovery, but later , develop
ments evidenced the fact that her ail
ment had made such Inroads that the
only thing to do was to try and pro
long the end as long as possible. For
many, months Mrs. Powell was kept
under the nftuence of anaesthetics,
that being the .only means whereby
her sufferings could be lessened.
For some time she has been failing
SEETHOFF AND BARKHAM BUY MILL
WOODCOCK BROTHERS DISPOSE OF THEIR ROLLER MILLS TO
MEN FROM METOLIUS TO DEVOTE TIME TO POWER
J I PLANTS AND GREATER EXTENSIONS
A Strong Plea For
C. Hadin Tails Pertinent Facts
la Dalles Optimist Regarding
Arraat af Paul ICraasa
'A transaction of more than passing interest to 'Maupin and the people
of the surrounding country took place Tuesday, in which James H. Wood
cock sold his interest in the Maupin Roller Mills to H. M. Seethoff and A. J.
Barkham, lately from Metollus, who will take immediate possession.
Eoth the newcomers are well known U Maupin people. Mr. Seethoff
was for several years operator of the Farmers Exchange mill and elevator
at Metolius, and Mr. Barkham became known here when he Installed the
machinery in the local mill. Both men are skilled millers, and being in com
bination in the business here will make a strong team, and one which will
strive to keep the rollers in the mill grinding out flour all the year around.
Mr. Seethoff brings with him a good flour trade, he having supplied nearly
every town up the river when operating the Metolius mill, and those custom
ers have promised him a continuance oi-incur
Newton G. Hedin, in communica
tion to The Dalles Optimist, takes
exception to the arrest and incar
ceration of Paul Krause, operator
of a fertilizer factory at Nathan.
Mr. Hedin takes the stand that
Krause's action In buying cay uses
from the Indians is really an act of
mercy, in which we fully concur.
His letter to The Optimist follows:
Paul Krause, manager of the
Nathan fertilizer factory, convert-
tv. uninr mnmher r.f tha firm of 'the end comlm? as noted above. She
R. E. Wilson company is a native of went to sleep and never woke up.
Oregon. He was born in Portland Ellen Alice (White Powell was
and received his education in the born in Iowa June 20, 1877. When
public schools of that city. His first 1 12 years of age she came with her
business venture was as a newsboy, . parents to Oregon. December 81,
from the time he was 12 years of age 1897 she was married to John Powell
was no expense to his parents for his jand to their union 10 children were
clothes and spending money. In .born, nine of whom survive, one son,
1003 ho entered the employ of the! Howard, having died when young.
Powers Furniture company and re-(Those living are: Carl Andrew, The
malncd with that firm a matter of j Dalles, Alma May, now Mrs. R. E.
' Iavinir thire ha went ! Richmond. Maupin: Lela Velma
MRS. E. V. DOTY
Dreaded Tuberculosis Num
bers Maupin Woman as
One of Its Victims
DIED AT TYGII VALLEY
Fnnaral Held Sanday At Odd Fat.
lows' Hall Rabakah.' RHaal- -IstU
Barial Service Usad
Death ha again invaded the pre
cincts of Maupin, Its victim at this
.t ! If I . V n.
. . : ume ueill jura. a.iurat. ? v.;i
ting Indian ponies Into commercial end camt after t ong period
chicken feed and fertilizer,' is held: cf gnffering, at the home of her
for want of $750 bail in the Waseo ' cnt3 Mr and,Mrs. Dolph Goat-.
county juu at iw iauea, au.no jenj at jygn Valley, on rnciay, ut
to the charge of pollution cf the . cemt,er zi, 1926.
Deschutes river and cruelty to ani- J Mrs Doty had suffered with that
mals at the stock yards at Nathan, j dread disease, tuberculosis, for a
His trial is set for January 6 in i0ng time. At times she seemed to
Judge Fred W. Wilson's court. ; be on the gain, and hopes for her
Only a few months ago Paul : ultimate recovery ran high. Again
Krause was hailed as a Wasco! her relapsed and hopes were dashed
to Missoula, Montana, where he re.
malncd but a short time, his health
having failed and necessitated a
change of climate. He returned to
Portland and for two years served !
as driver of a grocery delivery wag
on. At the end of that time he en
tered business fur himself, acquiring
a grocery , and feed business. He
nold out. at the nd of one year and
then went to Beaver, Tillamook
county, where he established himself
In the grocery business. He was one
of the leading business men of that
place for a perfod of six years, build
ing up a nice trade. He disposed of
that store 'and later came to Maupin,
arriving" here tn July 1920. He pur
chased iho stock and good will of the
W. II. Staats store and became one
of the leading merchants of the city
Booth, Wamlc; Lawrence Dee, Ruby
Lillian, Rella Ellen, Evelyn Ruth,
James Hubert and Arthur Lee all
living at the parental home at Wap
initia. Besides the children and hus
band Mrs. Powell leaves one brother,
Clarence White, Gardena, California,
and one sister, Mrs. Shirley Parker,
Funeral services are expected to
be held at Wapinitia tomorrow. Rev.
Hazen will deliver the burial service
and interment wilt take place In the
Mrs. Powell was a consistent mem
ber of the United Brethren church of
Wapinitia, which faith, she accepted
at Wapinitia when young, fche met
life's troubles with a smile; carried
herself and taught her children that
a christian way was the right way to
trade. He knows the milling business from bin
to cupola, is wise to wheat grades and also
knows how to blend that grain so as to make the
best flour. Before deciding to come to Maupin
Mr. Seethoff was negotiating with Bend people
regarding taking over the mill at that place.
He concluded that the Maupin mill offered bet
ter advantages, being in the center of a large
wheat growing area and having better shipping
facilities: also, belnsr more centrally located, it
provided a better distributing point than did the bigger town up the river.
Mr. Barkham has been in the millwright ana milling uaae an nis me, ; nonde8cript range
He has constructed some of the best mills in the west and has installed fl. Hia ,an
machinery in many others. Barkham's pancake flour has attained a nation-wide
reputation. It is made from a formula invented by the gentle
man in question. Besides that special pastry flour Messrs. Seethoff and
Barkhum will make an excellent line of cereals, for which they have an es
tablished trade. The name of the mills will be changed to "Central Oregon
Milling Co., it being thought that under that name a better trade might be
obtained. The new firm will take immediate possession of the mill.
The Woodcock brothers, will give closer attentionto their power busi
ness. ' That enterprise is growing in this section, in fact so promising is it
that the owners will put in a fine plant at Oak Springs early in the spring,
and when thr.t Is completed contemplate stringing a line across tne r lai on
to Wamlc,. which Place is anxious to enjoy the convenience oi eiecinc f need not b8.divided
power and lights. The local plant is ample to take care oi tne business or . . animals as formerry-
this city, but with tho growth we anticipate it, no doubt, will have to De , . lt ( , ,
a V I . .T I 1 ... J . ii . .ma wnma an1 T Tnn I v
enlarged. J. n. wooucock win uevuie u uu uuie w mo vu" tl vi v"v i
business, and will prosecute same to a successful end.
We believe Messrs. Seethoff and Barkham have opened a bright fu
ture in .the milling business at Maupin. As a sort of foot note we mention
that the well known brand "Woodcock Flour" will continue to be a
leading brand of the Central Oregon Milling company.
The Times joins wilh the rest of the people of this section in extending
welcome to Messrs." Seethoff and'Barklian. and see'for them a bright fu
ture in the milling businss at Maupin. , .
county asset, since his business; to the ground. She made an heroic
market for the hitherto j fight for health, but fate wa
fuzztails, cayuses and a?ainst her. and the final summons
came shortly after she had been tak
en to her parents' nome where it wa
thought she might be strengthened.
The funeral was held at the Odd
Fellows' hall on Sunday morning,
the services being in charge of the
Rebekahs, of which order decedent
had been an active member. The
beautiful burial service of the Re
bekahs was used In the obsequies.
Rev. Everett Hazen of the U. B.
church delivered the funeral sermon
takinir the text from Romans 14-12
"So then everyone of us shall give
an account of himself to God. The
pastor reminded that each must
eventnallv check UD on his earthly
toll taken of Indian ponies by j conduct and that whjn the final
starvation and freezing forms a . summons comes a strict accounting
ghastly picture, known too well 0f earthly acts will have to be made,
by any local observer. The bleached i He dwelt at some length on wifely
flesh. His plant and business j
created a new labor demand and
while the cayuses that may be
seen at his plant are no doubt
objects of pity and concern, they
are promptly relieved of their
his plant During the fall, and
early winter Paul Krause has pur
chased thousands of head of the
Indian ponies that have long since
gone into salable products.' It is
a foregone conclusion that the
During every severe winter the
ANGLER ASSN. MEMBERS MEET
took the tenents of her faith as
1921 occurred. Mr. Wilson was one beacon to guide her into a life of
Old Officers Re-elected and Much
Other Business Transacted
of the heaviest losers. His store
building, as well as a big portion of
its stock went up in smoke, entailing
a considerable lots.
Undaunted Mr. Wilson opened
business in his warehouse, where he
continued to' cater to the wants of
his many customers until 1925, when
he purchased tho Harpham hotel
building, converted it into a modern
mcrchantile place lit which the busi
ness is. now conductad. ,
Charles H. Crofoot "
Charles 11, Crofoot, ("Charley"
to nearly everyone in this section)
is a product of the' Hawkeye state.
He first, Bawjhe ligh of day in Iowa
and came to Oregon with his parents
when but 10 years od age. His fami
ly settled in the Wamlc section,
where young Crofoot obtained his
education and leai;ned the trade of
blacksmith. Ho worked at that trade
for three years ."1895 to 1898 and
then went to Du fur, where he pur
chased a shop and began business on
his own. In 1901 "he disposed of that
- shop, returning to Juniper Flat. For
the next five yeais he followed tho
life mil ups and d'owns of a rancher,
and then went to . Madras, where ho
lived on a homestead until, 1911
Coming to this section he rented the
L. D. Kelly ranch and conducted it
until the. spring of 1921, when tho
call of Wamlc cieused him to return
to the scene of litis first business ef
forts.1 He acquired a blacksmith
shop there and at once began taking
care of a large pafcronage. lie later
added au auto repair shop, gas tank
ntiri much mrwltirn machinery. On
September 20, 1926, .his shop was en
tirely destroyed by lire. Later he
sold his. residence a;td other proper
ty there and came tc Maupin, where
he entered the employ of the Wilson
company,' acquiring tm interest in it
on the first pftthe present year...,
The combination o f Wilson , and
Crofoot means much to this section
and to tholr business. Both are well
and favorably known and working
righteousness and when the final
summons was heralded to her, met
the end with the fortitude of a true
The sympathy of the whole com
munity goes out to those left to
mourn the departure of a dear wife,
loving mother and devoted sister.
No Church Services Sunday
Owning to the' funeral of Mrs.
Erneet Doty Sunday morning, there"
were no services or Sabbath school
at the church.' Rev. Hazen, who was
to have officiated there that day,
was called to deliver the funeral
sermon and as 4 many of, , the Sab
bath school teachers desired , to at
tend there, that part of the Sunday
observance was discontinued for the
day. , ' ,! '
The annual meeting of the mem
bers of tho Deschutes River Anglors
association was held at the H. R.
Kaiser barbar shop Tuesday evening,
with a fair number out Secretary
Kaiser read a number of communi
cations relating to tho association
and its efforts to foster the fish and
game propagation in this section.
Some discussion was held regarding
the fence along the Deschutes River
at Shorars Bridge. The planting of
wore tame birds in this Bectipn re
ceived Borne attention and other mat
ters concerning the aims of the or
ganization were taken up.
. The present officers were re
elected to serve the coming year,
President C. W. Semmes.
Vice-President A. B, Smith.
Secretary H. R. Kaiser.
Treasurer F. D. Stuart
The association now has a mem
bership of 85 and it is the intention
to1 increase that number during the
coming open season.
Payday On Railroads'
Monday was payday on tha rail
roads, which fact was shown by the
number of employes coming to Mau-
nin to do their trading."' Quit a num
ber of section men were in. from up
the lines -and more from the vicinity
of Shcrars Bridge. -: ' ' 1 ,
together will build up a , business
which might well be the envy of
firms in towns much larger than
Maupin. Tv; " ' A . 'T."'
The Wilson store enjoys a largo
and growing patronage. - By strict
attention to business, giving his cus
tomers a square deal In all matters,
making service a slogan and living up
to it,' Bob Wilson has become a shin
ing light in thej business and social
life of this city'. ,, Ho was the 'first
mayor of Maupin and Bince his re
tirement from that office has served
as city councilman. 'He has ever
been awake to the best interests' of,
Maupin and was a factor iii placing
our city on the firm financial
foundation it now rests on. ( The
Times prophecies a greater success
for the R. E. Wilson company under
the new partnership.
Known Millwright In Maupin
1 A. J. Barkham, who, in 1917 put
'the machinery in, the Woodcock
J flour, mill at this place, and who
'came here again' in 1920 to make
'additional installations at that mill,
was in Maupin connected with the
J enterprise on Tuesday. Since leav
ing here Mr. Barkham has been lin
king at Metolius, but is considering
taking up his residence liere again.
Rev. Everett Hazen has begun a
bones in solitary tragedy over the virtues and paid a fine tribute to the
slopes show. .where the , unfed no- life end acta of the departed. .
cared for horses made their last j,, Lora May Goetjen was born at
' stand against grim winter. Why Grass Valley, Oregon, March 26,.
' allowed to produce their worthless 1 901. She remained there until sn
CARNIVAL AND DANCE BILLED j yntchedness by the operation of his 1 attained the age ot 10 years, when
'"" 'are illy bred mongrel stallions she came with her parents to Mau-
Loeal Legion Post to Stag Real Old ; ... ... their numbers are beyond !; October 21. 1918. she was
Tim Pioneer Frolie oatim-tinn? Whv are cattle ' unJ In murrinim with Ernest V.
not raised in their place? Why do ; Doty, and to this union two children
the local superintendents or agents WCre born, they being Dorothea and
who know of these evils, permit Elwin, who with the husband sur
such animal husbandry when a V5ve. Besides the above she leaves
strict business-like supervision her parents and one sister to mourn
would aid the Indians in feeding her departure,
themselves instead of fertilizer fac- Mrs. Doty was well and favorably
tories? Cayuses bring them $3 per known to nearly everyone in th's
head. A steer is worth $50. The cecti0n. She was a devoted wile ana
Indian aad the Indian agent goes pother and through her long illness
unmolested, but when a business her first thought was for her family.
man comes along and lays out she bore her suffering with a chnst-
capital to the great relief of ' the ian fortitude, never complaining but
situation, he is jailed among foot- always with the idea of an ultimate
pads and the scum of the earth recovery and the happiness 01 her
because he can't make a . paradise ' loved ones.
out of the rotten, neglected con- How much she was appreciated
dition found when he came to the hy her friends was shown by the
reservation, and one' not of hia profusion of flowers placed upon her
making. 1 V - - - " bier. She was laid U rest in the
No doubt A. L. Cross of the 'Grass Valley cemetery, the remains
Humane society is. sincere and in being followed there by a large num-
----- V. . 1.1M. .... Vn . . ' Mt.la ' on1 Tfel A.
E narrow sense m cuuuu uj per 01 sorrowing xiichuo
substained, but substantially ' he i is tives. .
"straining at a knat and swallow-1 All our. people join In sympathy
ing a caniel," or cayuse. It is al- with the bereaved family and part
ways popular to follow up a man vents. That all may be spared a like
who is down orin bad" -and dig I affliction is the hope of The publish-,
mightily to draw the toils of the era 0f The Times. - , .
law tighter about him. r ' i During the funeral exercises Mrs.
is 'finmss nf the R." E. Wilson sane that beautiful
state game division finds that the composition: "In the Land of Fade
Deschutes, Columbia and Pacific less Day," and the Rebekahs choir
Ocean are all in line for hopeless rendered the favorite hymns:
nniintlnr. hppanse some horse meat "Somewhere" and "Abide With
was fed to the hungry trout of the Me."; The pall bearers were mem
upper river. Pollution? - Let's see
Maupin, the nearest town below
gets its water from -springs fed
independent of the Deschutes. Fifty
miles" below this our beautiful De
schutes is lost in ' the - majestic
Columbia If the Bkin and bones
of horses will polluate the stream,
what about the countless thousands
of salmon that spawn and die in
the fresh water? ' Does anybody get
On Saturday, January 22 the local
Legion post will stage a good old-
fashioned carnival and dance. Num
bered amonz the attractions will be
an open gambling feature, at which
all will have a chance to try their
luck. Each admission ticket will en
title the holder to $500.00 in coin
of some realm other than the U. S.,
and it is. expected to be wagered on
the various games. In fact if there
happens to be a game of chance not
in evidence the management will try
end have it there. There will be fun
and' frolic, noise and more noise,
dancing and other forms of amuse
ment too numerous to mention. Re
member the date Saturday, Janu
ary 22 and plan to attend.
CELEBRATED HOME COMING
Lloyd Woodside and Wife Enter
tained Friends With a Danca
!, Lloyd Woodside and bride return
ed to their Wapinitia home after a
week spent at Portland on their
honeymoon. Several of their
friends had fixed up an old-fash
ioned serenade for them mean
ing a cherivari but Lloyd fore
stalled this by inviting them to a
dance. He had secured the Wapini
tia hall and with a fine orchestra,
friends to the number of over 40 en
joyed several hours of dancing Sat
111 At The Dalles.
Last week Tuesday Mr. and Mrs.
L. D. Kelly went to The Dalles on a
series of revival meetings at the business trip. Shortly after arriving
church, and these will continue for . there Mrs. Kelly was attacked with
n BPrind of two weeks. Rr. Hazen Ithe flu and for a week was under the
nnd ia snrcad-: doctor's care. She had so far re
hers of the Odd Fellows lodge, they
being; F. C. Butler, K. E. WUson,
Chas. Crofoot, James Chalmers, F.
D. Stuart and O. F. Renlck. '
Mrs. Ollie Wobers 111
1 ' While at the ranch on the Flat
last week Mrs. Ollie Webcrg was tak
en ill and upon her return home was
.nmnollpd tn take to her I ' At
1 1 : i : i! In.i ia nfv tvrvh nf hat.
) ,,vi,,ni,1D. Knnnlcnr nnd ia sDread-: doctor's care. She had so lar re-. , . ... . . .,. wriuu W,D "
.0 n v.,... , . - , , , ,, . . , ' . aiarmed aim seen w j wiot . .ui.inri aMIl varv weak
tw wnuld Ho nil (rood covered as to be able to return nome , , . ' . . .L. , n: r, aiuiuugu u w
I mvot,v ......... . . ! lowman oecauso lu-iuiai .. wauyu
to hear'. He asks that Maupin people
turn out to the meetings.
Williams Out Again
, W.'II. (Bill) Williams was con
fined to his home several days last
with an attack of stomach trouble.
Ttill doesn't know just what .brought
fhn trnuhln on. but surmises that it in the
I was too much Christmas dinner. ' ' Conroy returned Tuesday
this week Tuesday.
lowman' because of ; this? Maupin
people respect Mr.r Krause and are ; .-- '.
not afraid of the stream pollution Will Visit Home Folks ;
Placed Daushter In School. which does not exist, r .Maupin peo- Mrs. Everett Hazen end cnuoren
A. J. Conroy passed through Man- 'pie kndw that Paul Krause , is a have gone to Palouse, Washn'
pin Monday on his way to The Dalles "godsend" to the reservation cay- where they wUl remain 1 at the home
from his home at Grass Valley. He uses. Maupin people know that of Mrs Ilazen's parent ajoi toe
was accompanied "by. his little daugh-, Paul Krause cannot; fatten starved time. The lady h" not e"
ter who went to resume her studies horses in order to ' fill , fertilizer , as well as she should
St. Mary's academy. Mr.: bins. About every one in boutn-. nv me nop uk " J""
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