THE CACTUS FLAT CATAMOUNT LAURENCE LOCKNEY, Editor VOLUME 1 FIVE VERNONIA EAGLE Tursday, December 15,_192JL NUMBER 29. accomplished daughter of old Bill cern has brought in enough dry QUIET HOMELIKE WEDDING EFFECTIVELY PULLED OFF Hill, who owns a 40-acre tract of Poles that if placed end to end Miss Florentine Hill of Whiskey alsali land near Whiskey Slide, Slide and Gimlock Jones of the which he has been trying to un Devil's Den country were quietly - load on tourists for the past ten and patiently married by the Jus years, but without success. Miss tice of the Peace in Cactus Flat Hill graduated from the domestic science class in high school some Tuesday evening. two years ago. She spent two yean While the little stars twinkled ; in the culinary cooking department brilliantly the fog of the science class, and is an ac- x, , down through , ... Hghed saladari but GimIock and the kerosene lamp “t the cor- ner of Wfldcat avenue and Horse- ga|d recent] that a man can>(. ]ive salad alone, and that hIg sweetie hide Hopkin. pigpen cast a rad- iant glare for several feet in each ,. .. . .will nave to ltarn how to boil “ a pot * direction, the martial knot was1 of beans and throw a batch of bis- firmly and securely tied. Congrat cuits together or there will be ulations in profusion were shower some words used of personal na- ed upon the happy couple by their i ture. loving friends and relatives, al Mr. Jones is a talented mule- though everybody present realized that the smitten twain were embark--skinner in the employ of the Over ng upon a doubtful venture. I Production Oil company in the Miss Hill is the charming and Devil’s Den country, which said con- would reach from Portland, Oregon, to Oskaloosa, Oklahoma. Mescal Bill, a fiddler of national fame all over the Sagebrush Belt, was chosen to play the wedding march. Mescal didn’t know either the Meddlesome or the Longhor.i- grin march, so the contracting couple marched to the alter to the solemn strains of “Turkey in the Straw.” SOCIETY PAGE On account of the inclemency of winter weather, Miss Goldie Boone has purchased a pair of ear- muffs for her knees. Oie Crow of Piute Peak, who is matrimonially inclined, was over in the county seat this week looking over the crop of grass widders. The Wind is in the Pine Trees (By Wampus Pete, the Silver pen- .1 ned Poet of the Sierras) O, the wind blows through the pine trees, And the wind blows through the flat, And the wind blows through the barnyard, Where the old brown hen she -sat. O, the wind is mighty windy, And the breeze is breezy, too; And it make your eyes all bleary, And it makes you wheezy, too. Yes, the vagrant winds are sighing, And the vagrant breezes blow, And if the winds change quarters, We are like to have some snow. Yes, the winds are still a-blowlng, And the weather, it ain’t fair, For the wintry winds are blowing Through the atmospheric air. NEW BATTERIES $9.85 Old Batteries Taken in Trade Now is the time of year your battery should be kept fully charged and in tip top shape. Your battery recharged, painted acid $150 proof, paint and acid adjusted, all for .. Radio batteries and others not requiring $100 removal of installation in car Rent batteries, per day 25c Motor C FINANCIAL PAGE Alf Stude made a trip to the county seat today to look over the new Ford with thfe intention of pricing it. Lawyer Lilikell took over Ebe- nezer Squillses sorghum patch this week on a writ of habeas corpus. SPORT PAGE Arrangements are being made to broadcast the Cactus Flat-Whiskey Slide Horseshoe tournament shoe by shoe. Jeff Jones, an aviator in the late war, hopped off again this week when he sat down ,n a cactus plant. * your mind as to the origin of this dering fires. To a mind with a mature. training it would be easy Sycamore Slim writes from the whisper of domination and of business what does progress of woman con to imagine that her book must little frontier village of Los An sist, I will return to my subject have been a best seller then, above geles that the water commission is with the famous American women the Dixie line only. developing a device to bottle up of yesterday and today. However this woman, Harriett Beecher Stowe, answered the call Grv«t Wonun of Yesterday, the fog, after which the future wa great everfts are of the finer human of the roal Great lives as _ ter supply of that hamlet will be , lived. When we find ourselves look- woman in her, when she wrote assured. ' ing back at the lives of great wo "Uncle Tom’s Cabin” and presented men, they after all only answered it to the world. INTERNATIONAL NEWS the natural call of a woman’s life. Then we have the name of Susan As outstanding figures of the B. Anthony, the first woman to Hiram Squonk writes from Nicar women of yesterday, who have champion the cause of woman suf agua ti.at the marines have landed done much to elevate the esteem frage, She caused a bill to be pre and have been handed the situat- of their sex and for humanity, we sented in 1878, which .o-.iiw have the names of Pocahontas, Har known as the Anthony amendment, ion. News from Geneva states that riett Beecher Stowe, Susan B. An named in honor of its originator, and the peei- of all mothers, which became law in 1920, . _ giving _ the governing forces in Russia have thony, Nancy Hanks Lincoln, the mother women the right to vote. killed all of their enemies and are of Abraham Lincoln. This was a measure that was The first woman’s name spoken not forced, and when it did arrive, now in favor of world disarma- of in American history is that of people wore prepared for it. How ment. the L-eautiful Indian princess, Po gracefully people accept a grivilege cahontas, who in rescuing and lib given, and once given, how diffi erating a prisoner already con cult it becomes to take it away. NOTICE OF CALL OF BONDS demned to death by her own tribe, We c;>n all learn somot' ing here displayed the qualities of the from babies, give a child a toy and Notice is hereby given to the so womanly woman, that she was ’s. it e.wnv ■ml it c-ios. holders of the following bonds of eventually given audience by the it I iau-. sometime« wonder 1* the ■ me the City of Vernonia, Columbia king and queen of England. This will ever ..-ome when we wi. be beauciful gist American woman real grown vp humans. County, Oregon; was presented at the court of St. To be continued Bonds No. 8, 9, and 10 of sewer James. improvement bonds, dated January I believe it was then, as it is 1, 1925, said bonds being in de- today, that woman’s highest mark nomination of $500 each; All of the of distinction is of being a natural above bonds being- redeemable at woman. 1 wonder how many American the option of said city on Jan., 1, women in making their bow to H. 1928. That pursuant to said option, M. King George and II. M. Queen said bonds will be redeemed within Mary, look back to the admirable 30 days from the date of this no natural qualities of this beautiful Indian maiden, who preceded them tice, to-wit: On the First day of all to the throne room of grand January 1928, upon presentation to old England. A note in yeur present day his the City Treasurer. In case the holders of said bonds tory suggests that this beautiful story is only a legend. It was a fail to present same at the time true story in McGuffy’s day, and and place mentioned herein for I prefer to believe it yet. When —Special Xmas Feier you take the woman «67 the human redemption thereof, then the the interest thereon ssall cease and the family away, you have not much to be proud of. The Birthday of a Kin?; agency aforesaid will thereafter left Then we have the name, Har pay only the amount of such bond riett Beecher Stowe, the author of and the interest accured thereon “Uncle Tom’s Cabin," a book that Christmas Carols up to the said first day of Jan was influential in bringing about Night Before Christmas the Civil war, which at that time uary 1928. appeared to be the only way of Dated at Vernonia, Oregon on wiping out a condition that existed. Silent Night this 1st day of December, 1927. This condition had existed so J. C. Lindley, Treasurer, long that it had become a tradition Little Town of Bethleh n to people of the southern states, - City of Vernonia, Ore. and the when you try to wipe out a tradition of a people, war would WOMEN AND PROGRESS j be the natural outcome. We of to-' —Hear Them Today At- From page 2 . dav can look at this old question to freedom, to dominance. with an open mind. It ¡3 this whisper that tells the 1 The call in the minds of the hu sportsman that the big fish are __ man family is for freedom and just a little farther up the stream, progress. And slavery was an ob that deer is more plentiful on the stacle in the path of both freedom next hillside. It is this something and progress which only this war, that says to him, the next fish or years and years of natural de- is going _ _ to be - that ---- very —„ biggest velopment, could have altered the fish. . . I situation. However, we do not think It is the will-o’-the-wisp that sets that this woman, or any woman I nation against nation, and race with ...... _ a woman ______ ’s heart, ____ _ would think ,un-?i’T?t race, always beckoning and ¡of throwing her own people into whispering progress, freedom, dom-lwar. But her words, , spoken with mance. t, IC vswp mav one the deep wsivivvsvn conviction that she iciv, felt, , Leaving you with the question in1 acted as a torch to already smol- runswi Recorris Pharmacy LOCAL NEWS The fire department responded to an alarm Tuesday night and suc ceeded in confining the blaze to the residental section. The Chamber of Converse reports that the weed nuisance, which caus ed so much congestion of traffic on our streets last summer, abated considerably since weather set in. Scotty MacPherson 1 week for Roarini River for a worm which he lo3t while fishing last summer. Bearcat Boone’s pet rattlesnake crawled into an old boot this week where it will make its headquarters until next spring. 4 » ÎSnnnù drip Xmas ifuiliiiaii ¿Farra via Unitrii Sailiuays (En. $3.10 Portland and Return Tickets on sale Dec. 16, 17, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25. Return limit January 5 Round Trip Fares $ 6.10 $21.55 $29.65 $47.95 $18.80 Albany Baker Boise Great Falls La Grande Salem Seattle Spokane Tacoma Walla Walla $ 5.10 $12.95 $23.35 $10.90 $16.15 Proportional reductions between other points. Train leave« Vernonia for Portland at 1:05 p.m. Phone 161 M. A. Fuegy, Trav. Psgr. Agt. R. M. Aldrich, Ticket Agent J. J. Hoydar, Gen. Agt., Astoria, Oregon. The New MUSHROOM HUNTS HELD BY ELITE OF CACTUS FLAT The most enjoyable events of the social season are the delectable mushroom hunts that are held in and around the environs of Cac tus Flat after the fall rains have helped the dainty mushrooms to lift their silken heads above the soft and oozy earth. At this time of the year mushroom season is in full blast and whenever you see a flivver parked by the roadside you may rest contentedly assured that the occupants of same sre out with a basket trying to get a free lunch. Mushrooms differ from toad- stools, in that toadstools are apt to upset one’s digestion by caus ing instantaneous and abrupt death, while mushrooms are quite edible if there could ever be a way invented to get the sand and gsavel oot of them. To one who has never enjoyed the thrill of, plucking the purple hutd muih-! room from its downy bed, we would advise an immediate trip to j Cactus Flat for that purpose, and j then after you have filled your I basket with the luscious vegetable, or whatever it is, yon may show ' them to your friends and they will say, invariably: “Oh, those are toadstools.” There is only one way to tell the difference between mushrooms and toadstools. First pick yoor mushrooms. Peel th«ir hides «ft until there is nothing left of each one but apieee of pulp about the size of a pin head. Then fry them. Eat them with a relish and sit down to await result«, If you live. they were mushrooms. Is a Wonde Full details to be gh at our show roorr Satur i; v Dec. 17 ’1 LONG DISTANCE NEWS Unitrb Saihiiaya (£o r 1! Wild Bill Mullens writes that the gangsters in Chic»'’" hnv« ' an alliance to put down lawless ness, except that of an ofifem! s !