The Maupin times. (Maupin, Or.) 1914-1930, February 02, 1928, Image 2

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    The Maupin Times
C W. Imiii, Eeliter
C W. ScmaM ud . R. Sbdm
Published Tn Thursday at
Maupin, Orefon
ru inscription: VM year, f 1.60; aiz
months, $1.00; three months, 60 cts.
Entered as second class mail mat
r September 8. 1914, at the post
v'fice at Maupin, Oregon, under the
U of Marc 8. 1870.
We have often wondered why
some people are so downright mean.
Why they carry their antipathy to
lengths that work to the injury of
ethers and why they persist in using
their "hammer-" on each and every
Common sense should teach them
they cannot get away with such ac
tions forever, that there will come a
day of reckoning and that they will
be brought to the bar of public opin
ion to answer for their knocks.
No man exists who has not a
friend. Those friends always defend
and support the man who is the sub
ject of abuse and defamation by oth
ers, and they usually take matters to
themselves when their friend is pick
ed upon.
There are three men in Maupin
whose chief aim in life teems to be
the downfall of one other. They
leave no stone unturned to villify
and malign him; they are sneaking
in their ways and insinuate their
malodorous slurs into a'l conversa
tions where the one man is spoken
of. Not one of tho.e three men but
who has a past, and that past is not
much to their credit, but their vic
tim is too much of a man to bring
what they have been to public view.
Self preservation is said to be the
first law of nature, and in self de
fense the victim of the dirty slurs
cast by the three men may be com
pelled to take up the cudgel and ap
peal to all right thinking men and
women for vindication. A word to
the wise is sufficient and should
work likewise on backbiter:, and
From The Times Feb. 2, 1917
Will Carson son of "Kit" Carcon 1
of Maupin was knocked down while
coupling cars at Messner station on
the 0. W.. & N. railway Saturday.
He was taken to The Dalles hospital,
where he suffered an amputation of
his left arm. It is thought that he
will recover.
Mrs. A. A. Bonney is at the Good
Samaritan hospital, Portland and re
cently underwent an opperation for
appendicitis. This was the second
operation sustained by Mrs. Bonney
since la:t August, and that lady is
reported as making satisfactory
The matter of separate telephone
line for Maupin business houses was
discu sed at a meeting held at the
drug store last Wednesday night. As
the line is up and in operation from
the exchange to the depot it will be
but a matter of a few days before
the business houses are connected
up. Two line:; from Criterion and
Ridgeway, with 40 subscribers, will
be connected with the Maupin
switchboard in. a short time. It is
also expected that two lines from
Juniper Flat and the Tygh Valley
line will be connected with the local
board before long.
A deal has been closed whereby
Ollie Bothwell becomes owner of the
A. A. Derthick ranch on the Flat. Mr.
Derthick is advertLing a sale of his
personal property.
Word comes from Wapinitia that
rabies have appeared among coyotes
on the reservation, also that several
Atrr, have been bitten. Last week
an infected coyote attempted to en
1ur an Indian home via a window,
but was shot and killed before gain
ing entrance.
It i;; reported that the Wapinitia
Ditch company has bargained or a
townsite with Chas. Cox and J. S.
Brown, the tract lying on the edge
of the timber and along the
mountain, road.
Lewis Woodside is having trouble
with his drilled well. One day re
cently, while trying to pump water
the pump broke off about half way
down the well, and while trvlng to
extricate it the machinery gave way
and fell against the well, letting the
raised pipe fall down the hole again.
Dee Woodside is also enjoying a
functionlecs pump, and is hauling
Bend Fire losces here for 1927
were only $7,830.
for he could see nothing above him
but the low-hanging disk of the monii.
With a curse, he rolled luto what he
prayed would prove cover, hut the
Riffs were spread over a wide tri
angle, and they were enjoying them
selves very much. There was no one
to tell them not to waste ammunition
and they had no Intention of kiltiug
their enemy, as yet I From rock to
rock they drove him, their hiWets
purposefully wide. It was great
sport Picked marksmen, as they
were, with the llchl behind them, they
harried their quarry over the path
and down to the barren slope below,
laughing when his bullets went wild.
"His courage falls him!" they snid.
"He would not shoot like that on a
range!" They crept forward, peering
down at their prey. Martengo was
outlined, a dark splash on the tawny
stones, and It was an easy matter to
ring him with hullets. "The dog wrig
gles! See his nerve Is gone!" The
Spaniard found small purchase on the
slope and, as he strove to dig In toes
and elbow, a sudden roar came dvn
the ravine. At first it was deadened
by distance. A bullet flattened a foot
from his head and, as he Jerked away
from It, he saw the valley. A white
mass was hurtling down It
"Dlos!" he shrieked, leaped to his
feet. Like wild animals, maddened
by caging, the flood raged between
the cliffs, swirling trees and rocks
into Its maw, racing against Its bar
riers, foum whirling far above the
path. The Riffs had ceased their
game. They scampered back up the
hill, but one turned to finish off the
Spaniard. He pulled the trigger care
lessly, his eyes on the torrent, and
the bullet struck Martengo In the leg.
Deafened by the tumult of waters,
blinded hy the first spray, he lost his
footing. The next Instant he was a
straw flung from wave to wave In the
flood, dashed senseless against a rock
and sucked under as the river bore
Rosemary heard the thunder of the
flood as she lay on a soiled mattress
In the guide's house. The women had
given her coffee and pulled off her
damp boots and breeches. She had
submitted, spent beyond power of
movement, almost beyond power of
at Telehdi Tn three days. " n's"irpriim"
Ise, man; we're going to put this
through." He strode up the rock as
If It were a ladder to Olympus.
"Queer cuss," reflected Heinz, proud
Of his English!
The Bhuffling of the tribesmen's feet
recalled him. He mounted heavily,
and a RlfT padded up to his stirrup.
The others turned down the path,
walking slowly and talking Id low
ered voices.
"What are they after?" asked
"The Spaniard," replied his. com
panion. I hope they bring him In
The Riffs Gathered Like Hawks Above
and His First Intimation of Their
Presence Was the Smack on a Stone
tomorrow. I'd like to see his meet
log with Menehbhe."
But the tribesmen had no Intention
of gratifying his wish. They knew a
game twice as good I When the moon
rose, they scattered ou the hillside,
stalking their prey with the cunning
of the mountain lion. Martengo was
well hidden fmni any one on the
path below, but he had not troubled
to shield his rear. The Riffs gathered
like hawks above hltn and his first In
timation of their pres iice was the
smack of a bullet on h stone along
side. Hastily he wriggled Into cover
He'd cut It too fine, he reflected
the enemy had pushed their snipers
Into the hills. Another bullet spni
up the sand unpleasantly nenr his
elbow. He was at a rtlsndviintn"
I feeling. When Ileitis returned she
was rolled Into m none too-clean bar
racan, her hair pushed back from her
forehead, fler eyes like cinders In a
bloodless face. She might have been
a statue of anxiety, so still was she,
so fixed the dreadful expectation In
her gaze. Ileitis was shocked. Be
felt he was looking at something raw,
and It made him uncomfortable.
"It's nil right," he said, "the Raid's
"Vou saw him yourself?" asked
Itosemary, tier lips scarcely moving.
! "Yes, I simke to him and I told
him It was all your doing. He sent
you a message." The German em
bellished Westwyn's words and he
had to repeat them continuously be
fore the girl was satisfied.
"You're sure he's safe T'
Patiently Heinz devel"ed his story.
All was g!rig miraculously well.
What was left of the enemy tomor
rowno, td;'v-wmild have to be
picked up o;i blotting paper!
All the time be was listening for
the explosion of the dam. When It
came, he was sitting In the doorway,
rolling native tuhmfo, a djellaha
clumsily covering his lack of clothes,
which were drying by the fire. "There
Is our ally!" he exclaimed, and. with
unwonted swiftness, stumbled to his
feet, "(lott! it Is tremendous I Come
here and loo!;."
Rosemary dragged herself across to
him end. together, they watched the
white leirions charging down to the
plain. The moonlight mnde It fan
tastic, nn Irresistible host splitting
the earth In Its passage. "I think the
last trick Is to Add el Krlm." said the
German, with a return to his normal
Telehdi welcomed Rosemary; as It
might have done a chief returned from
battle. Menehbhe actually rode out
to meet her, consoling himself for
such an unprecedented act by the
reflection that, from Heinz, he would
get first news of their adventures.
It was unnecessary to ask for any
other news. Triumphant runners,
sometimes mere hoys with a wisp of
sheepskin round their shoulders,
brought tales of an overwhelming vic
tory. "We shall drive them Into Ceuta.
That, too, we could take If we
wished," gasped the last excited news
bearer. "It Is the end of the war," said
Menebhhe. "The French will make
peace, as they have always wanted
to do."
Rosemary made suitable reply, but
all she wanted was to he alone, to he
able, at last, to think. Night crept
round them before the last visitor left
and while Znrlfn was still fussing
among the coffee cups.
"Rlslmlllnh. ynu must be tired, yon
poor one! Have ynu slept at all?"
She would have multiplied her serv
Ices In the hope of satisfying curios
ity, but Ros(jnary sent her away.
She must be alone. She must think
But, Instead, she slept for thirteen
hours and woke to a village still clam
orous with victory.
The sultnn had left for Alt el Kn
mara and the Kald would Join hlro
there. No, they would go straight
to AJdir, which was being evacuated.
Rumor after rumor swept through
Telehdi, with contradiction hard on
their path. For forty-eight hours
Rosemary heard tales which became
more and more Incredible as the vil
lage receded from Its position of au
thority. Even Menebhhe hnd dp
parted with thr intjjf th". .itPrs
ihe girl foil she was forgotten, tint
a certain fatalism possessed her.
Westwyn had promised to Join her
at Telehdi,. and she must wait for
him. So, with a patience surprising
even herself, she wandered from roof
to gate, always expectant but never,
curiously enough, discouraged. Time
had ceased to mean anything at all.
Westwyn arrived at last to an al
most empty village. He came at the
hour when every housewife was occu
pied with Hie evening meal; so, rid
ing quickly, be passed unnoticed.
Pete, who had disobeyed all orders
and followed the Hood course to see a
bit "f the fun, parted from him at the
door. "It was a great show," said
Westwyn. "The Ulffs came up to
scratch, ull right."
"I'm," grunted Pete. "Your stunt
1 wonder how long they'll keep that
In their heads?" On Impulse the men
shoo!,' hands.
"We'll pull off others," promised
Westwyn, "but I think It's game and
set here!"
He found Itosemary In the long,
dimly lit room, where he had once
made love to her, and he stopped, re
luctant, on the threshold. The girl
was on her feet In an Instant "I
thought you would never come!"
"I came as soon as I could, I
oughtn't fo he here how. My pint,
t Alt el Kamnra "
You mustn't go there not yet."
"Not till I've thanked you." West
wyn's eyes took In every detail of the
girl's appearance. Her pallor was
transparent as If lit by a flame be
hind. "What can I say r he stumbled over
his words. "I was never much good
t thanks and you saved my life,
Rosemnry. It was grand! How you
could stick such a ride, I can't Imag
ine 1" He hiid both her hnmla and
was kissing them "All . my life I'll
remember It. lo you realize' what
you've dne?"
"It's all nonsense," she broke In. "I
did nothing but follow Heinz; and
even If I hud saved your life, what
about your duel with Martengo? I
owed you something, didn't I?" She
tried to keep her voice light She
mustn't let things net out of her con
trol. This time she would niaka no
"You certulnly pay your debts In
full," said the man. "but I think
there's Wt over this time."
His eyes held hers, and she met
them bravely. "You gave me this
Rlfllan victory, the thing I've put
three years' work Into, Martengo
might have dished It. In any rase,
he'd have prevented me seeing It."
He smiled down at her. "All my life
I'll want to repay you."
"You can do It now," said Itose
mary She remembered that frantic
climb up the cliff and her pruyer for'
the second rhnnco. denied to so many.
She'd Rot It now, but she found It
needed courage to take It.
"What can 1 do?" asked Westwyn.
"The half of my kingdom sad the
whole of myself are at your service.1
But he said It lightly, swinging away
from her and seating himself on the
srm of a chair. "Whew I We made
good time coming tip here."
Rosemary's heart was beating
somewhere In her throat. She felt
cold, and her flnvers clenched stiffly
on the sl'.'net ring with Its motto:
"What West Wynne won, let West
Wynne hlde." Had she woo any
thing yet? Could she hold It?
With a great effort she spoke. "Do
you remember that night It seems
so long ago when you kissed me and
I was a fool" words would not come.
She searched for the direct cool
phrases she hud planned.
"My dear, don't worry about that
So much has happened since," said
Westwyn gently, but hla eyes were
narrowed and alert.
"So much for you. but not for me.
War doesn't mean on awful lot to
women, you know." The girl said It
rather charmingly, with the ghost of
a smile. "It's love which matters to
"I offered you love and you turned
It down," retorted Westwyn, Immo
bile; but Rosemary felt that he held
her and that he would never let her
go again.
"Because I wanted It so muchl I
was afraid of It for that reason. I
suppose every woman Is nfrald at the
last moment" She waited, gazing
helplessly at Westwyn, conscious that
tie was smiling at her, of the warmth
and strength behind that smile, and
of the faintest tinge of mockery "You
brute 1" she said, "did yon really
mean It? Must I ask you to love me?
I do, I do!" Swift laughter spurted
between them, and the next moment
she was In his arms.
"Beloved," he began, and stopped
to kiss her eyelids and the faint mark
on her temple. "I always thought I
was a pretty poor band at proposing,
but you're worse !
"How could you make me do It?
"I wanted to see If you'd have the
pluck !"
Remorseful ly he picked up her left
hand and kissed It, as he held her
close against his shoulder. "It was
rather rotten of me. but Til have all
the years to make up to you for HI
We'll get out of this as quickly as
possible, and then" he looked at her
with boyish excitement
"And then?"
Well, for one thing, Fll never let
you out of my sight again."
Pete, having knocked three times at
the door to announce a superlatively
Important messenger from Ahd-el-Krlm,
glanced cautiously round It "I
thought so," he muttered. "Tha best
men get caught by It." And he went
gloomily across the yard to announce
that the Kald was very busy, "A
matter of Importance," he added. "I
guess he'll be some time."
Visited in Portland.
Ernest Kramer spent a few days
last week in Portland. He went to
The Dalles, where the urge to visit
the big city overcame him, and he
followed the hunch. He returned to
Maupin Sunday.
New Garage Equipment.
J. F. Kramer will soon have in
operation one of the latest and best
pieces of garage shop equipment, it
being what is called a "burnlng-ln"
machine. With the new . piece of
shop tool Mr. Kramer will be enabled
to adjust all motor parts as well as
bearings before assembling them in
the auto. This mode is followed by
manufacturers of autos, and it is
what enables them to determine just
how parts fit before the gas buggies
are put together.
Wheat Market Improving
The wheat market took a better
tone at the close of the past week,
as result of reported danger to win
ter wheat crops because of cold
Why Your Deposits are
Safe With Us
Because in the first place they are guaranteed by
responsible local men, whose own money iis in this
Because the banking laws of the state are lived up
to and every care is used in making loans, to safe
guard depositors' funds and to see that such loans
are made on terms that are satisfactory to all con
cerned. (Jo id banking rqeuires strict attention to details,
and we make it a point to protect our depositors in
every instance. That is why so many people are de
positing their money in the
Maupin State Bank
weather and absence of snow cover
ing to protect the young grain. There
was a strong demand among foreign
buyers for future dtlivcry and the
millers were also active in their de
mand. The market was further
strenthened by the late estimate that
the Argentina crop is five million
hushcls short of the previous fore
cast The prediction at the opening
of this week is for substantial ad
vance in prices.
Klamath Falls J. II. Koshland Co.
buys 70,000 wool fleeces.
Madras Work will soon begin on
new city waterworks system.
Canyon City 65 cars cattle sold,
averaging above $100 per head.
During 1027, Sulem built 391
homes, and total building cost wr.s
Baker Latter Duy Saints will
build $20,000 chapel here.
Vale Growers shipped 218 cars
of farm produce from here in 1927.
Vale W. II. Harris fells 17 tur-
In Internal Medicine for the
Pnet Fifteen Year
will be at
Office Houri 10 a. ni, It 4 p, m.
No Charge for Cou'ultation
Dr. Mellenthin is a regular gradu
ate in medicine and surgery and Is
licensed by the state of Oregon. He
does not operate for chronic appn
dlcitis, gall stones, plcers of stomach
tonsils o radenolda.
He has to his credit wonderful re
sult in diseases of the stomach, liv
er, bowels, blood, skin, nerves,
ting, catarrh, weak lungs, rheuma
tism, sciatica, leg ulcers and rectal
Below are the names of a few of
his many satisfied patients in Ore
gon who hae been treated for one of
the above named cauaea:
Emer Booker, Condon.
Chas. Desch, Portland.
D. G. Horn, Bonanza.
Fred Shields, Klamath Falls.
Daniel Steinon, Allegany.
R. E. Neal, Central Point.
Joe. Shoeships, Gibbon.
Remember above date, that con
sultation on this trip will be free and
that bis treatment is different.
Married women must be accom
panied by their husband:.
Address: 211 Bradbury Bldg.,
L,os Angeles, California.
We mean that now is the time to have your
Automobile Overhauled
This is the place to bring it. We have the largest
and best equipped machine shop in Wasco county.
Wmisnj fchroot
rPwmi 400'
keys for $138.84, or $8.16 each.
Pendleton $23,800 contract lot
for four miles rood near Echo.
Hood River Negotiations begin
for 60-ton pulp, and perhaps pupcr
Klumath Falls Work begin? tn
iltc for Great Northern terminals.
Athena First National bank has
$110,000 capital and surplus.
FORSALK About 8 OonToFfTne
alfalfa hay, part baled, the rest
loose, fur sale at my ranch near
Wapinitia. Address F. M. Con
fer, 988 Tre cott Street, Portland,
Orgon. 12-tl
From the E. Karlcn ranch at Tygh
Valley, one gray horse, weight
about 1,700 pounds. A reward
will bo puld for Its return or In
formation rcgarlng its where
abouts. 12-t2
YONG COUPLE wants work on
form. Write particulars to Jack
I Savage, Wamlc, Oregon. 10-t2.
Department of The Interior
U. S. Land Office at The Dalles,
Oregon, Jan. 11, 1928.
Notice Is hereby given that
James P. Abbott,
of Wapinitia, Oregon, who, on Apr.
23, 1923, made Homestead Entry un
der Act Dec. 29, 1910, No. 018,224.
for WttNE',4, SHNW4, NSWK,
SEUSWV4, Lot 1, NWSE14, S
SE14, Sec 25, and Lot 5, Sec. 26,
Township. 0-South, Range. 13-East,
Willamette meridian, has filed on
tice of Intention to make final
three year proof to establUhh
claim to the land above de
scribed, before Frank D. Stuart,
United States Comitsloner, at Mau
pin. Oregon, on the 26th day of
rebruary, 1928.
Claimant names as witnesses:
Arhur L. Pechette, Thomas Klentle,
A. R. Wilcox, Frank McCoy, all of
Wapinitia, Oregon.
Jjj-I'O J. W. Donnelly, Reg.
Undertaking: and
Call Maupin Drug Store
Where the best 35 cent
meal is served in
The Dalles
Next The Dalles
C. N. Sargent, - - Prop.
The Dalles, Oreten
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