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Pae F]ftx=E{ht The CATHOLIC NORTHWEST PROGRESS When Stars Fell All Day Long By ELLEN IIM STEVENS, sheriff of the county, and his motherless daughter Tesste, lived in the Canyon City jail. Jim was wor- ried over Tessie's decision to become a nurse, not that he had anything against nursing as a profession but because while training she would have to leave home, and a girl's place was at home. Ella Glynn, white-haired, retired nurse, living in the tucked-away village of San TACOMA CALL MAin 3171 for prompt delivery of quality STANDARD HEATING OILS FUEL OIL SERVICE CO. 816 A Street Mark C. Dolllver Roger C. Stewart Eugene Rickabaugh Lusterized DRY CLEANED GARMENTS Stay Cleaned Longer PANTORIUM CLEANERS 3306 Tacoma Ave. Phone GA 4413 Greetings FRANKLIN FOOD STORES Sells /:or Less 123 NO. "G" St. Crystal Palace Public Market 1123 So. "K" St. 5252 So. Washlngt, on MacKenzie's Pharmacy 2401 Pacific MAin 7390 Complete Prescription Service. Sundries Fountain Lunch American Machinery & Electric Co. Engineers and Contractors New and used motors, rewinding, industrial wiring. ARTHUR G. NICKELSEN, Mgr. 2403 So. Tacoma Way GA. 4469 Miethke's Floral and Nursery Co. Complete flower shop service. Every- thing for your gardens and rockery. Prompt delivery. Route 2, Bx 187 . WA. 8611 ELDRIDGE Marciel, had implanted the idea of nurs- ing in Tessie's head, so Jim was driving to San Marciel, for a talk with Ella, whom he greatly respected. When he was still in knee pants she had ridden her horse from ranch to ranch to minister to those in need. "Later, when New Mexico be- came a state and had public .health workers, she was county visiting nurse, driving about in a light wagon. Later she had a car. During vacations Tess Stevens had ridden with Ella, became enthusiastic about nursing, scorned the Canyon City boys who asked her to dances, wore flat heeled shoes, and drew her curly hair back in a severe little bun. Ella's in- fluence was responsible for the change in Tess. Maybe he had made a mistake in trusting his child to a woman whose whole life was spent driving about in all kinds of weather, sleeping wherever night overtook her, cleaning ulcers and swabbing sore throats. It was a sulphur-yellow day and he drove slowly as the desert lured him to tarry. Joshua trees spread spiked arms, the wind brought the scent of sage, and the sand sang under his tires. He recalled his mothers' death. She bad caught diphtheria from him. Ella 'had driven into the yard, met the fren- zied Mexican woman who did the house- work. "They are choking!" she cried. ]Dlla worked calmly "Go to San Sebastian for a priest, Mike," she said to Jim's father. Mike rode away. Ella sat beside Jim's bed, talked to him about his mother, recon- cried the nine-year-old boy to the part- ing. And always she had looked in on him, got his father to send him to St. Michael school, sent him neckties and handkerchiefs at Christmas and birth- days. When he finished schodl she ad- vised him to go to work in the railroad office for a few years, and then: "Jim, you are ready to run for sheriff." His father was dead. He lived at the hotel, and Ella electioneered for him. Every herder's cabin, every lonely ranch and every riding cowboy was visited: "Jim Stevens for sheriff," was Ella's ,ord, and he won by a landslide. She had liked Annie/Jim's wife, and when Annie died Tess had gone to stay with Ella, who later told Jim the girl should enroll at Loretto Academv. Jim sent her there for twelve years. Tess had had the best, and until recently Ella had been a stabilizing influence. Ella should have married. She nmst have been a beautiful girl, for even now, in her seventies, she was good to look at. Her brow was smooth and fair, showing a woman who thought and rested in God. And she liked children. The four orphans she had reared were proof of that. They rode around with her vaca- tions, came back to the adobe house, and started off again The girls had at- tended Loretta, and the boy had gone to St. Michael school Jim did not know that Tess had rid- den down to San Marctel to talk to Ella. .The two women sat on the broad ve- randa overlooking the Gallinas River, where fallen trees served as foot bridges, and talked. Tess asked: "Were you ever in love, Ella ?" Yes, Ella had been in love. His name . was Mike Halligan, and he had come to , this very house to court her when she was nursing Mrs. Hall. Mike was tall, ]andsome, generous, and could ride like a centaur. The very first time she saw him little bells rang deep inside her. "That was love," she said. "It struck suddenly, deeply." Ella talked on. Mike had a cattle ranch in Grass Valley. Their wedding day was set. One evening he rode home, as usual. Next day they found his body. "That was New Mexico in 1900, Tess," Ella said. "And you loved him?" "I still do. When twilight shadows fill the valley I think T see ]aim on his mag- nificent palomino . . ." " TACQMA ,.,..., WEBBER LUMBER COMPANY TACOMA GUNDERSON Original Jeweb'y 419 University St., Seattle 764" Broadwa Tacoma GENERAL DISTRIBUTING COMPANY BEVERAGES 401 - E 25th (NEW LOCATION) MAIn 4515 SEASON'S GREETINGS HILL TOP CLEANERS 1111 So. 11th Phone BR. 2817 THE AVENUE 1537 Pacific Ave Ph. BR. 4394r FAIRMONT CLEANERS Our Own Plant ' 1103-9 So. 23rd Ph. MA. 7222 (REET] NGS HOGAN'S FINE FOODS 12th & SO. "K" t. 6th Ave. and Fife 38th & Yakima 86th & So. Tacoma Lakewood Center 8410 So. Tacoma, Way 1109 Market and Crystal Palace Market T 1209 So. Washington ...... GREET]NGS MRS, LUKE M. SCHOLL Phone PR. 5751 ANDREWS LETTER sHOP L. T. BARTdER 401 RUST BUILDING BR. 3533 Mimeographing - Muitigraphing Stenographing - Art Work . Addressing Mailing and Mailing Lists q'elephone Service PUGET SOUND AUTO ELECTRIC CO. 705 Pacific Ave. Phone MA. 6196 TACOMA 1t14 So. K St. GREETINGS ECONOMY DRUG CO. PRESCRIPTIONS - SUNDRIES - COSMETICS / , Phone 4751 GREETINGS Paul F. Barber TIMBER 8nd LOGGING Rust Building Phone MA. 4331 : Tacoma [ Greetings Tacoma Council 809 Knights of Columbus 2315/ Sixth Ave. MAin 2565 NORTH STAR MANUFACTURING CO. MAKERS OF CANVAS and LEATHER PALM GLOVE8 2317 Pacific Ave. r, Phone MA. 5291 UNIVERSAL Cleaning Confracfors Buildings team Cleaned - Windows and House Cleaning - Floors Refinished and Waxed - Janitor Service. 408 PERKINS BLD(L BR. 8446 EVERYTHING IN WOOD and COAL Clean Dullverlee Guaranteed Coal, Wood, Fuel, Diesel & Stove Oils G. ANDERSON FUEL & TRANSFER CO. 1549 DOCK BR. 8812 767 South 38th Everythlag For Your AII-Elachlu Home LINCOLN ELECTRIC COMPANY @ e Pae F]ftx=E{ht The CATHOLIC NORTHWEST PROGRESS When Stars Fell All Day Long By ELLEN IIM STEVENS, sheriff of the county, and his motherless daughter Tesste, lived in the Canyon City jail. Jim was wor- ried over Tessie's decision to become a nurse, not that he had anything against nursing as a profession but because while training she would have to leave home, and a girl's place was at home. Ella Glynn, white-haired, retired nurse, living in the tucked-away village of San TACOMA CALL MAin 3171 for prompt delivery of quality STANDARD HEATING OILS FUEL OIL SERVICE CO. 816 A Street Mark C. Dolllver Roger C. Stewart Eugene Rickabaugh Lusterized DRY CLEANED GARMENTS Stay Cleaned Longer PANTORIUM CLEANERS 3306 Tacoma Ave. Phone GA 4413 Greetings FRANKLIN FOOD STORES Sells /:or Less 123 NO. "G" St. Crystal Palace Public Market 1123 So. "K" St. 5252 So. Washlngt, on MacKenzie's Pharmacy 2401 Pacific MAin 7390 Complete Prescription Service. Sundries Fountain Lunch American Machinery & Electric Co. Engineers and Contractors New and used motors, rewinding, industrial wiring. ARTHUR G. NICKELSEN, Mgr. 2403 So. Tacoma Way GA. 4469 Miethke's Floral and Nursery Co. Complete flower shop service. Every- thing for your gardens and rockery. Prompt delivery. Route 2, Bx 187 . WA. 8611 ELDRIDGE Marciel, had implanted the idea of nurs- ing in Tessie's head, so Jim was driving to San Marciel, for a talk with Ella, whom he greatly respected. When he was still in knee pants she had ridden her horse from ranch to ranch to minister to those in need. "Later, when New Mexico be- came a state and had public .health workers, she was county visiting nurse, driving about in a light wagon. Later she had a car. During vacations Tess Stevens had ridden with Ella, became enthusiastic about nursing, scorned the Canyon City boys who asked her to dances, wore flat heeled shoes, and drew her curly hair back in a severe little bun. Ella's in- fluence was responsible for the change in Tess. Maybe he had made a mistake in trusting his child to a woman whose whole life was spent driving about in all kinds of weather, sleeping wherever night overtook her, cleaning ulcers and swabbing sore throats. It was a sulphur-yellow day and he drove slowly as the desert lured him to tarry. Joshua trees spread spiked arms, the wind brought the scent of sage, and the sand sang under his tires. He recalled his mothers' death. She bad caught diphtheria from him. Ella 'had driven into the yard, met the fren- zied Mexican woman who did the house- work. "They are choking!" she cried. ]Dlla worked calmly "Go to San Sebastian for a priest, Mike," she said to Jim's father. Mike rode away. Ella sat beside Jim's bed, talked to him about his mother, recon- cried the nine-year-old boy to the part- ing. And always she had looked in on him, got his father to send him to St. Michael school, sent him neckties and handkerchiefs at Christmas and birth- days. When he finished schodl she ad- vised him to go to work in the railroad office for a few years, and then: "Jim, you are ready to run for sheriff." His father was dead. He lived at the hotel, and Ella electioneered for him. Every herder's cabin, every lonely ranch and every riding cowboy was visited: "Jim Stevens for sheriff," was Ella's ,ord, and he won by a landslide. She had liked Annie/Jim's wife, and when Annie died Tess had gone to stay with Ella, who later told Jim the girl should enroll at Loretto Academv. Jim sent her there for twelve years. Tess had had the best, and until recently Ella had been a stabilizing influence. Ella should have married. She nmst have been a beautiful girl, for even now, in her seventies, she was good to look at. Her brow was smooth and fair, showing a woman who thought and rested in God. And she liked children. The four orphans she had reared were proof of that. They rode around with her vaca- tions, came back to the adobe house, and started off again The girls had at- tended Loretta, and the boy had gone to St. Michael school Jim did not know that Tess had rid- den down to San Marctel to talk to Ella. .The two women sat on the broad ve- randa overlooking the Gallinas River, where fallen trees served as foot bridges, and talked. Tess asked: "Were you ever in love, Ella ?" Yes, Ella had been in love. His name . was Mike Halligan, and he had come to , this very house to court her when she was nursing Mrs. Hall. Mike was tall, ]andsome, generous, and could ride like a centaur. The very first time she saw him little bells rang deep inside her. "That was love," she said. "It struck suddenly, deeply." Ella talked on. Mike had a cattle ranch in Grass Valley. Their wedding day was set. One evening he rode home, as usual. Next day they found his body. "That was New Mexico in 1900, Tess," Ella said. "And you loved him?" "I still do. When twilight shadows fill the valley I think T see ]aim on his mag- nificent palomino . . ." " TACQMA ,.,..., WEBBER LUMBER COMPANY TACOMA GUNDERSON Original Jeweb'y 419 University St., Seattle 764" Broadwa Tacoma GENERAL DISTRIBUTING COMPANY BEVERAGES 401 - E 25th (NEW LOCATION) MAIn 4515 SEASON'S GREETINGS HILL TOP CLEANERS 1111 So. 11th Phone BR. 2817 THE AVENUE 1537 Pacific Ave Ph. BR. 4394r FAIRMONT CLEANERS Our Own Plant ' 1103-9 So. 23rd Ph. MA. 7222 (REET] NGS HOGAN'S FINE FOODS 12th & SO. "K" t. 6th Ave. and Fife 38th & Yakima 86th & So. Tacoma Lakewood Center 8410 So. Tacoma, Way 1109 Market and Crystal Palace Market T 1209 So. Washington ...... GREET]NGS MRS, LUKE M. SCHOLL Phone PR. 5751 ANDREWS LETTER sHOP L. T. BARTdER 401 RUST BUILDING BR. 3533 Mimeographing - Muitigraphing Stenographing - Art Work . Addressing Mailing and Mailing Lists q'elephone Service PUGET SOUND AUTO ELECTRIC CO. 705 Pacific Ave. Phone MA. 6196 TACOMA 1t14 So. K St. GREETINGS ECONOMY DRUG CO. PRESCRIPTIONS - SUNDRIES - COSMETICS / , Phone 4751 GREETINGS Paul F. Barber TIMBER 8nd LOGGING Rust Building Phone MA. 4331 : Tacoma [ Greetings Tacoma Council 809 Knights of Columbus 2315/ Sixth Ave. MAin 2565 NORTH STAR MANUFACTURING CO. MAKERS OF CANVAS and LEATHER PALM GLOVE8 2317 Pacific Ave. r, Phone MA. 5291 UNIVERSAL Cleaning Confracfors Buildings team Cleaned - Windows and House Cleaning - Floors Refinished and Waxed - Janitor Service. 408 PERKINS BLD(L BR. 8446 EVERYTHING IN WOOD and COAL Clean Dullverlee Guaranteed Coal, Wood, Fuel, Diesel & Stove Oils G. ANDERSON FUEL & TRANSFER CO. 1549 DOCK BR. 8812 767 South 38th Everythlag For Your AII-Elachlu Home LINCOLN ELECTRIC COMPANY @ e