Vernonia eagle. (Vernonia, Or.) 1922-1974, September 29, 1927, Page 3, Image 3

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Thursday, September 2i<, 1927
Iic) by
JOHN BARKER, -Stingy John.* ns
I lie was dubbed by the boys
I of the neighborhood, sat on ttie
J doorstep of I i L h ivy-covered Cdt-
tnge. which had been made beautiful
b<*rb Inside and out by the hands of
&illy. his orphaned niece.
That very day in a violent fit of
rage he had caused her to leave the
Ohly home she had ever known.
Where she toad gone for shelter toe
(fid not know, and, what was worse,
toe had convinced himself that lie did
not care.
Bux tonight something was wrong,
tie did not tiud his usual satisfaction
tn counting his money and chuckling
over ids bank balances and the rents
so soon coining due.
Perhaps his conscience was vaguely
troubling hltn. A neighbor who had
Jiist left had told him lu no uncer-
fci-in words just what be thought of
old John's treatment of Milly.
“For love of money,” the neighbor
had said, “you’ve sold yourself to the
devil. He’ll soon be able to claim your
sbul ’’’
And while old John bad openly
flaunted him, he could not forbear a
shudder. Try as he would toe could
wot keep his thoughts from wander­
ing. Had he really sold his soul to
the devil?
Nt* could not keep Ids uUud from
dwelling on Milly. In fancy he could
hear the echo of her light footfall as
she was wont to walk to »nd fro
across the May bedrooms and hall, de-
Hrhting in the little womanly tasks
that seem so intricate t© a man.
Rut old John's heart hardened ns
he remembered bow she had deSled
him when be forbade her to allow that
young scapegoat of a teoy to ever cross
tris threshold again. Never would a
pottering musician inherit bls money
If Milly didn’t have sense enough to
marry a man of wealth then she
sliouldn’t ever receive any of hLs
thither than give up her lover the
girl had chosen to go out In the world
aod try to make her own Living until
mwb a time as the man of her heart
oould olaini her.
Old John sat motionless, smoking
Ns corncob pipe m'ooiUl.v. The lone
Ituess of the little bbtise male hint
reluctant to enter, though It was past
the hour of bls bedtime.
The hour, dragged Interminably.
Au ominous silence prevailed Sud­
denly the nlr was rent by the shrill
ary of a scrunch-owl. tJiat harbinger of
evil tidings.
T,he darkness seemed filled with
horrible griuraulrig faces. Another
gust of wind caune around the corner
of the house, endlug in a long drawn
out, almost human sob
The grim figure rtf the old man
stirred uneasilyy.
Faintly in the wind the sound of a
voice singing was borne to him. A
voice of exquisite pathos arid beauty.
Old John peered nervously Into the
shadows, and then rose stUJy and en­
tered Ute house.
No sooner had he lighted the old-
fashioned lamp tliun there was the
sound of feet outside and a loud rap
on the door.
With ahuffifag. hesitating steps be
started to answer the summeus. but
when at last Ids nervous tigers found
the latch and opened tire door be drew
back in terror.
Without stood a majestic, terrible
figure. To old John's benumbed fac­
ulties It was neither ntdn nor beast—
rantbtoe less than the devil himself!
The figure stood about 6 feet 2,
clothed in scarlet from head to foot;
W>rd-leokLi>2 little red horns nrot-r"d-
e<T from liN^fir. bend. an<T from his
eyes darted tiny flames of fire.
flld John stood transfixed—paral-
vr< d with f air, n< In deep atcntoilao
tores the apparition demanded to
know what he had done with Milly.
In a quavering, trembling voice he
attempted to explain that Milly nitrf
cone to the city, but before he could
fir -h he fell to bls knees In terror,
half In a swoon
When he at last ventured to raise
bls eyes again the figure was gone
and he was alone with his conscience.
“Oh God," he moaned. ‘TCe been a
wicked, cruel old nrnn. Heft's too good
for me. hut I've got another chnrfte
to make good and—I’m going to do
The next day the little coHimmlty
was sot aghast by the deeds of old
John, “Stingy" John no longer.
First the mortgage was paid oJT the
little church and a clear deed handed
to Its members. A mortgage the old
man held on the house of a widow
was lifted and a deed tn the little
home presented her entirely clear of
Old John umlntalned a grim silence,
but he did things In no half meas­
ures A sum of money was given to
the town for the remodeling of the
poorhouse, which for years had well
deserved tills name.
Lastly, Milly came home and the lit­
tle cottage was again made sweet by
the sound of Iter girlish voice, ft
to a different home she came.
No one knew what had happened,
but everybody knew that “Stir gy”
John had suffered a change of heart,
lie eveu allowed Milly to kiss him,
something she bad not dared to do
for many years—not since the greed
and love for money had warped his
There, too. was another reason for
th- girl’s Joyous singing. Not only
tiad she returned to find a kind and
gentle old man In place of the selfish
and parsimonious one she bad known
for years, but he had promised tfiiat
she might see her lover and that he
would be given a chance to prove him­
self. At thought of his cowing the
light In her blue eyes deepened and a
smile of happiness flitted across her
ehlldlike face.
At that very moment a wonderful
tenor was heard singing the “Flower
Song” from “Faust”—the voice that
bad opened the gntes of paradise for
Eagerly she met him at the door,
anti was soon enfolded Lu hts strong
"My little Milly.” be murmured ten­
derly “What a joy to see you again 1
I have been almost sick With fear for
your safety, hearing that your uncle
had cast you out of his. house."
“A wonderful thing has happened,”
the girl answered with dimpling
italics. “Uncle ts not mean or stingy
any longer. He—loves me and wiurt»
me. to be happy."
A look of incredulity passed over
the face of the young mini as he raised
questioning eyes to his sweetheart. “I
can't grasp it
You mean he tv*,
changed? Dries be no longer oblect to
tne. and was that why you wrote me
to come?"
“Yes," she answered happily. “Some
thing has happened. J don’t know
what and It has made him fetterent.”
“There must be some explanation,“
the young man insisted.
“Well, there is,” MUIy rejoined after
a second's hesitation. “It’s such a
peculiar thing, and of course I do al
really believe it, but be says he saTv
the devil."
“Be was always superstitious; per­
haps It was bls imagination. It
oouldn't bave been anything real, you
“Well, you know,” Milly went on
explaining, "before he beoame so rlbh
he was religious aad money does
make people forget God and religion,
now, doesn’t It?”
“I can’t say, dear." her lover an­
swered In hi?, whimsical voice. “You
üfâ I noveF had anÿl* Then* he con-
tinned serlnnslv “How long »(nee he
hart what he calls n waHflnçF
“It happened «My a few honrs after
he—he—made roe eave home. What
he saw certainly r nst have been ter­
rible looking. He says tt was over
six feet tall, dressed entirely in scar*
let, with horns on his head and flames
of Are coming from out his eyes.”
There was a moment of stupefied
silence. Then to Mllly’s utter aston­
ishment Mark hurst out In a laugh.
“Prepare yourself for a shock, my
little one. Your uncle did see the
devil—but that devil was none other
.than I.”
MUIy's expre1 Ion was one of utter
Incomprehension uud amazement. “You
see, dear, I’ve b eu waiting to tell you
that I’ve been e jected to sing thp part
of Mephlstophele-«. the devil, in
‘Faust’ with t’ e San Martino Opera
company. We opened in Biarritz,
which, you kn*1 v is only ten miles
from here by t »«»tor
“Right after my first performance
a friend from bore came and told me
that your uncle had turned you out
of the house- because you wouldn’t
give me up. I was so frantic with
fear for von that I never waited tn
get off my ma’. onn, but lumped right
into his car. tanking I m’ght tm able
to find you bef »re you left
“1 sung outs’’e your window, know
Ing you would recognize my voice and
conae out. but *’s y<»u did not answer
I knocked on t’u» door and demanded
of yoür uncle t” know where you had
gone He ba’ *.’'*d srnnotWng nboui
your b( in?r In »be <dtv, but 1 never
dreamed that hn had not recognized
mo In suite of mv makeup and thr
phosphorus on mv eyes Tt is the
drollest th’ne thrt has happened foi
a ttoousard ye/rs'” He gave inn to
anhthor outbur t of Laughter in which
the girl joined
The look of amazement on Mllly’s
face gave way tn one of fondness and
pride as her hive?’ continued: “And
they say I’m the youngest tenor yet
to make a success as MophlstopheJes.
Our opening w*a a wonderful success
—soon we «an realize our Condest
MTtb a light little laugh Mlll.v sur
rendered herscif th the arms of her
fcuver. “You may be the youngest
Meptdstopbeles. da ar. that tfvar arweCI
a success on the stage, but Fro chink­
ing you must have been about the
moat realistic cme—ever. We must
never toU,” she whispered as their
Ups met
Actress Ma-le Victim
o f Marital Bickering
A convention whose delegates were
almost exclusively women met in Ds
trolt and set a record for exuberance
that will probably stand for some
time. Tbey al’.o proved to the other
geests at one <>f the large hotels that
yields of many poorly fed cows
could be Lbcreneed as much as 50 per
cant tfrrougb Improved feeding, sa^s
Dr. W. B. Nevens, assistant chief to
dairy oattie feediag at ttie college of
agriculture, UlUversfty of Illinois. In
a tew eases the yield has been nearly
doubled, he said.
“When the mUk yield of a cow or s
head is increased through better teed
lag, tile profits ellnb much more rap
idly th'aa the cost of the extra teed.
I d fact, many uonpaj^ng herds have
been put on a profitable basis sknply
through more liberal feeding af a ra­
tion better tutted te milk production
“Investlgatlo<w by the college of ag
rlculture. University of Mllndls have
Shown tfaft cow’s producing 10,000
pounds (1,160 gallons) of milk, or
more, annually used only 42 pounds
of digestible milter for each 10O
pounds of milk, while cows yielding
only half that amount did so st h feed
cost of one-third more for each 100
pounds of milk. Some cows were
found which gave only 3.CTX) pounds
(350 gallons) or less a year. These
cows required one and two-tfards an
much feed for each unit quantity of
milk as the highest producing cows.
The creator tie production, the great
er the eOcleu'-y with which feed Is
used for milk, for the amounts of feed
needed to mafrsafa the animal remain
about constant. Some of the best
cows uno two-thirds of their feed for
milk, while the poorest may use only
one-third, or less.
The Sperry Flour Co.
maintains pigeon lofts at 18 Pacific Coast
sales points, where its homing pigeons pro­
vide a unique messenger service forcommunity
events and also serve the company by bringing-,
in rush orders from its country salesmen.
S ferry
in every home.
on ei’ery farm
ability < t tne w vs to l> ■
«i a matter -I * «t 'rtns tv >nt -h
5B as lha
Tir, . •■ <1
f, hct’*» ve., f jy bring^i
'fits, while raising bett.'i c> * »
4 »<-reral years.’
0v< •feeding Is C jiuewj
Error in Handling C ’.'f
“O ’erfeedlug," says C. II. E< ••».
chief of the dairy husbandry division
of the Mlunesotu t'olleyte of Agriciil
ture. "is probably the most comnieli
can -e of lack of success In nil-ug
calves, It Is a mlsluke to assume thui
because the cream has Urea removed
the < alf needs more milk or An u.‘
cause the calf Is net dblug wAl U Is
net gettieg eeuugh »Ufc nard simuld
be a lowed te g»rge iuidt A x’-r’d
rule s always to keep Itie cWtT a little
buig'y. Some prevtaiea iuw4 b-
math f»r aaaktag csrkwhi that rw.-b
ani.n 11 gets its share aad wo mure A
satis ’ntSory plan is 1» Ue tba enlves
la Hl. all st.isithiuns dnriac Uu, feed
fag. Each caLf Uben gets Its |»riy>eu
amount aud caoast faterfare wlfa the
feeding ef others.
"U'JtlSr natWtU candlUeus. Oe <*>U
take: its milk faequoatlf aaM a» isuall
quantities. When Led Sy tesad. two
feedings a day k> tAe row -< w p.-aetiva
amt -lAsalai rare w«.<t hs ta'.tevi eat tu
allow the oalf te i-uavume i««:e ml LU
than it qaa digest. For trio first tws
wee! s tea te twelve
a O at Is
aH t int A* largest caU Nls -.M rev. «.
U it earn be done wCt'aa;,t I»" ma d,
faconvesdesree. the relT as fl’»* af*
shou d be fad ttiree tSrt.--. nrOi.-v thus
twice daily.
“As tbe cutf grows «Oder, twlre-a
day feeding* are swOtiaial ii »1 th-
milk may be Laereas-d fart rt r.'» time
ie ic neraasery ta feed more Hvra
twn « eighteen poireds daily U r A v
Gm“ tha calf aeetts lavra uha« till*
ante tuX, ft win tain» Wwi od li'Ja:-:d
feed ueeorarary an Si» fo-uw nJ g. .¡in."
w< idrifurrecords’lh h,>ns tiiiit would
no. n ensure up to the stnndard so
fa as up ta-dnte dairy b.rns go.
<o dair mn km over produced
be' traxlmnm nniess he- feeder knew
h, . Knov 'n; her rier.n more than
simply calling her I ' a.¡me nud ra
citing the names of her ancestors. It
means uiiderstiinJinu every need
desire, anil comfttlon For after all
the dairy cow Is mi Individual, und
as such possess.« individuality.
Feed for Profit
Our colleges mol experiment sta
Uotus have ultvvru eoueluslvaly that
wo profit ia usdarfvedlng
This is true because Ilia hulk ef n
ration that a nwr receive» Is for heard
or as we call it. 'laiiintonam «." Whirl
an animal cvnauilivs ever and above
nrutatMiauce L« the part of the ratios
wbkih gives ns a profit. If we feud
only maiutauauee ration, we oanuoi
exp tea a profit. To produov ths bvsi
results, then we must feed bwfa Lib
eraJLy iu>d eeonomieallg.
- -
is not always given sufficiei t
thought. Serve something < runci y
like toast or browned crumbs tn
j scalloped dish, something sof,,
s a white sauce or custard som >-
tiling crisp and fresh, like lettui a
r cold slaw, to give var ety .u
texture. For variety in flavor some
foods should be bland or mild, like
potatoes or bread; some should have
a pronounced flavor, as in the case
of rare steak, roast lamb, har',
or cheese, or some of the vegetables
such as cauliflower, cabbage, on­
ions, green pepeprs; there shou'd
also be something sour in ltse f
like tomato or pickles, or like
spinach or beets, something that is
ordinarily served with vinegar, or
a salad with a French dressing.
Sweet flavor is usually provided in
the dessert, or it may be intro­
duced elswhere, as in candied sweet
potatoes, or as jelly with meat.
Notice is hereby given to the
holders of the following bonds of
the City of Vernonia, Columb a
County Oregon;
Bond No. 2 of Improvement dis­
trict No. 3, dated May 1 1921,
said bond being in denomination
of $500.; Bond No. 1 of Improve­
ment district No. 12, dated May 1,
1926, said bond being in denomina­
tion of $119.65; Bonds No. 1 ai.d
2 of General Obligation Bonds
dated May 1, 1926, said bonds
being in denomination of $500.00
each. All of the above bonds being
redeemable at the option of said
city on Nov. 1 1927. That pur­
suant to said option, said bonis
will be redeemed within 30 days
from the date of this notice, to-
wit: On the First day of Novemb :r
1927, upon presentation to the
fiscal agency of Oregon in New
York City, to-wit: The National
Park Bank.
In case the holders of said bonds
fail to present same at the time
and place montioned herein for
the redemption thereof, then the
interest thereon shall cease and
the agency aforesaid will therarf-
ter pay only the amount of surh
bond and the interest accru fi
thereon up to the said first day
of November 1927.
Dated at Vernonia, Oregon, on
this 1st day of October, 1927.
J. C. Lindley, Tret.s.
City of Vernonia, ure.
Members of the squash family
are sometimes overlooked by even
the homemaker most anxious to
vary her menus. The bureau of
horns economics, U. S. department
of agriculture, suggests baked stuf­
fed cymbling as a good way to
combine pork with a delicious vege­
table. Try the following method
of preparing it: 1 large tender
cymbling; 1 *,4
cups dry bread
crumbs; 1 tablespoon chopped- on­
ion; 1 tablespoon chopepd green
pepper; 4 tablespoons butter; Salt
and pepper; 2 cups vegetables if
desired, such as cooked peas, car­
rots, beans, or celery; Crisped or
cubea of salt pork. Wash the cymb­
ling shell until tender in boiling
s..lted water. Remove and drain.
While the shell is still warm, tub
the inside with butter so the flavor
Nu:nbar of
SuceMR «a tetfiiyiBg will go through the vegetable.
Grown the onion nnd green pepper
If lt wara peoihie w> ii:xvi G»r nu* in the fat, add the bread crumbs,
rwjulditre et' siwcrss in Atàry-
ing to «ne, tdtass <«» wwwrs l>» ".’ »«w and stir until well mixed. Cook
yom soWs," asys 'Hhowrae M Ulsan, the inside of the cymbling until
it the
fasi, astiar fa ittakgr
w tender and dry; add to
fare » W»ltW>a STtglfe «Ìftrw,
Staci vy »,? soilings and the bread crumbs.
he,1 ag, ar fawdfng * KSfarw/t lattea Mix small pieces of the crisped
doi.v art ».«ire «w»nA. sfahaegh U ; bacon or salt pork and any of
wil! farreama sonamShrt Aa pe •d.av
the vegetables mentioned with the
Non af tifa dwfa» ber«. Fwr» hiWd other ingredients. Place the mix­
afai¡7 uoRw do nati gftwaMea auner». ture in the shell and cover the
Mt evao gare brsal oawa fcaia kh*h
top with buttered crumbs. Bake
grill uJx amafswy. Aapaustve Jh'wy in the oven until hot through and
banca oaM «gnipierfwc WÌS peobaJdy golden brown on top. Cut in slices
laahe dwtryfag mare talwertHX aad and serve at once.
facrsuSb dwucwkat Am total poadve-
The matter of variety and con­
Coquille—All but
tftau, b<U ft IB net a r«<Madte far anc-
«Ks. Safar grent dir*y cuw^ bava trast in the texture and flavor of Roosevelt
k.'X dxfaAiLfig
dfaw UnUairal the foods combined in one meal City graveled.
one mile of
to Crescent
liquor Isn't oe»<-ssaDy tri bave a bote
teronsly good time.
The leading .woman of a play that
enjoyed a long run In Detroit was
stopping at the same hotel. One mem
Ing she started ter the elevator when
she noticed a Utile man with a dele
gate’s badge xi.w.nagfng doWn the kufl
A big, fat woman erupted through
one of the doors and almost crumpled
up Che Uttle man with her qlie^tlon :
“Where bave vow been all night?’
"Oh, I was ap here two times looking
for you, but you weren’t here, so I
went eut again." be peeped, meekly.
fcl don't behove it am! that’s ne e*
cuse,” Che fUwfag wife Interrupted
Theo She cau*rfit sight of the actress
waiting for the ehevatbr. “Auotlier
thing"—the Cai w«COan pointed ne ae
«using finger- “where did you gel
that woman?”- K J. Beck In kite De
treit News.
ÍÁCz,;c CCÁ3v
Miller Mercantile Company
M c M innville
Clothing for Rainy
. Leather Coats
Rubber Footwear
Rubber Coats
Filson Rain Test Clothing
Can’t Bust ’Em Overalls and Jumpers
Lad ies and Childrens New Coats
Get the Habit: Trade at Miller’s
Where you can get what you want, when you
want it at just a little less in price.
Always Something New
West Coast I
Vernonia's hading Store