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Pae S:,;cr,;-',,'+mr The CATHOLIC NORTHWEST PROGRESS WENATCHEE J. H. Tyrrell Co. Distributors of Oc]+a'd &tpplies 625 So. Wenatchee Ave. Ptione 1897 GRREETINGS SCHONS FRUIT CO. PACKERS and SHIPPERS Sw, ASON gREI'PING8 ISENHART FURNITURE CO. Complete Home Furnlshers Your Home Furnlshers for 35 Years Wenatcheo  Ephrata LYTS MOTOR CO. Packard Sales and Service Phones 1044 587 Mission and Orondo For LIFE INSURANCE and ANNUITIES SEE J. E. FERGUSON 210 Say. & Loan Bldg. Phone 613 GREETINGS HASKELL & BURNS Wenatcltee I R N" I LAVENIIER REFRIGERATION SERVICE Service on All Makes -- Domestis and Commercial 310 So. Wenatchee Ave. r ":" ":" ":" Phone 4624 Potlatch Yards, Inc. Distributors of $helter & Heat F. H. A, Remodel Loans NO DOWN PYMENT Phone 260 MILLER'S BAKERY i 818 N. Wenatchee Ave. Ph. 1138 Washington Market Bldg. Tile Home of "HOME MADE BREAD;' Rolls- Cakes - Pastries- Pies SPECIAL ORDERS i I ENTERPRISE MARKET / JAMES P. I Free Delivery I Phone 118 15 So. Wenatchee i NORTHWESTERN FRUIT EXCHANGE DIVISION OF AMERICAN FRUIT GROWERS, Inc. World's Largest Distributors of Boxed Apples 8kookum Brand - Blue Goose Brand I CHELAN COUNTY ABSTRACT CO. Agent for WASHINGTON TITLE INSURANCE COMPANY Phons 510 Capital $t,850,000 105 Orondo Ave. Best Wishes PLAZA CONFECTIONERY BUD CARbSON lee Cream Specialists 102 Okanogan Ave. DRS. HOWARD and HUBW, RT L THOMAS OPTOMETRISTS 14 So Wenatchee Ave, Phone 1091-M Pounder Electric Company Contractors and Dealers ,744 So Wenatchee Ave Phone 778 I + .Builders Supply Co." o SashDoors--Frames and Millwork of All Kinds "If It'D Made of Wood--We Make It" Chris F. Bagdon, Prop. 760 So. Wenatchee Phone 1131 I Phone 64= MODEL LAUNDRY & CLEANERS Quality Laundry and Dry Cleaning Wenatchee---Omak CLAASSEN'S DRUGL, ;Inc. Cosmetics - Prescription Specialists Stationery 20 N. Wenatchee Ave. Phone 86 Back's Bake-Life Bakery Bock's Butter Crust Bread SLICED OR UNSI,ICED Phone 149 Deal Bldg. PUBLIC MARKET "A GOOD PLACE TO TRADE" 7-9 Nortll Wenatchee Ave. EAGLE TRANSFER & STORAGE CO. L. E. ERICKSON, Mgr. MovingStorageTrucking In All Its Branches 210 Orondo Plume 110 : q I WENATCHEE MATTRESS AND UPHOLSTERY WORKS I [ 306 N. Wenatchee Ave.--Ph. 1570 Mattresses Madb in All Sizes : " OLD blATTRESSES RENOVATED--FURNITURE UPHOLSTERING i A Tree Blossoms In Tralee By MARY WHITEFORD ISTER Martha could not control the fright that made her old hands tremble. As she was set- ting down tile platter of meat on the refectory table the gravy splashed up, spattering Prioress' wimple. But as though there were no reason for anyone to be nervous, even though the soldiers of the Queen Elizabeth's commission were on their way to drive the nuns from the Convent of Our Lady of Tralee, the Pri- oress smiled down at Sister Martha. Then her eyes, that were the color of the purple clematis tumbling over the convent walls, rested for an instant on each white, frightened face around the table. "After today we may not share many meals," she told the coznmunity, "so we will not observe silence for this one. There seems no possibility that the Queen's men will be here before tomor- row night, so let us enjoy today." But for a minute no one spoke, and .Sister Martha noticed that as each nun served herself' from the tureen of pease pudding, only the meagerest helpings went on the plates. Even a spoonful was too much for throats tightened by the strain of listening for the thud of hooves on the Listowel Road. Outside, corncrakes were screaming in the wheat field, and when two magpies wheeled across the leaded window, Sis- ter Martha crossed herself; even though no one knew better than she that it was only foolish superstition to say they were birds of ill omen. But there was an old legend in Kerry about seeing magpies: "one for joy, two for sorrow,--not today but sure tomorrow." As If she knew the thought that was tormenting every nun around the table, the Prioress looked up, smiling. "As soon as the Queen's men are sight- ed tomorrow, we shall remove the Statue of Our Lady of Tralee from the chapel and hide it. At the same time, the record book of her miracles will be put in a lead box and placed wifh the statue. If we bury them, perhaps some day they may be found. 'But if they are surrend- ered, we can be sure they'll be destroyed . . Anyhow the Commission is only interested in gold and silver. Miracles do not interest the English Queen nor her armies." Sister Marha was glad when the Pri- oress stood up; the meal was-finished, and she could go back to her kitchen When the nuns began to talk of the Ma- donna's miracles, it was all she could do to keep from crying. Why had she alone, the hard working lay Sister, to be content only to hear about the won- derful examples of Our Lady of Tralee's power and never have the privilege of witnessing a mlracle? "In the fifty years since I came to the Priory in 1538, every day I have tried to be worthy to see a miracle, but the grace is alway s denied me," stie lament- ed, "and now it is too late." From the garden, the voices of the nuns wafted through the open window. At this time of the day they walked along tile towing path to meet the barge from Limerick. That they could chat at rec- rreation today as unconcernedly as on any other day, showed the greatnes of their faith, Sister Martm reflected. She her- self was seething so with fright that the chirp of a cricket made her Jump. The refectory clock struck five as she finished tidying the kitchen. As she hung her apron on the kitchen door she re- membered the Prioress' instruction that they pack their belongings before night prayers. "Before nightfall tomorrow," she had ;aid, "each of us may be traveling back to her own family. ' We cannot epect to be taken in by some other convent when giving shelter to us would brand the community as traitors to the Queen." Wher'e, Sister Martha wondered, would she go? What could she do, who had been a lay Sister in the Priory for fifty years? But she'd not be a burden to any- one. Only of that was she sure. "You'll take care of me, Mother of God, I know ] don't mind begging. After all, you had to beg for a place to spend the greatest night of your life." Climbing the" stairs to her ceil tinder ` the eaves, she pondered that todayher feet didn't carry her with the same speed as when she'd first mounted those steps --- fifty years ago. But many other changes had come to tile Priory in that time. Those trees below her window, for' instance, had grown fl'om tiny saplings, Planting them had been her idea, and every tree was a friend -even the bli'ht?d old apple that had been bare and Stark of leaves for tie past four years. Vlth the setting sun tossing bacic coo- per lights amongst the slender silver bh'ches and the pink buds of the fruit trees, the apple tree was like a sun- bleached bone, bare of leaves or any sign of life in its dead whiteness. Usually, Sister Martim loved the old tree, but now it was depressing-- like a symbol of the convent that in a few days would be ae bare of life as the dead tree. While she stood at the casement win- I Sea:o's G'eetb+gs ] / tUlmATCHEE / / BEEBE ORCHARD / / ,comPmn',' } / +'+"+'+ / Season's Greetings Northern Fruit Coo REX TEI)PORD, Pres. WELLS & WELTY Your Friendly Dealer of WENATCHEm TEDJO OIL CO. Distributors General Petroleum Products Gasoline and Burner Oils 533 No. Wenatcheo Phone 1044 White Cross Pharmacy i AN INDEPENDENT, HOME-OWNED DRUG STORE Can Serve You'Better e Pae S:,;cr,;-',,'+mr The CATHOLIC NORTHWEST PROGRESS WENATCHEE J. H. Tyrrell Co. Distributors of Oc]+a'd &tpplies 625 So. Wenatchee Ave. Ptione 1897 GRREETINGS SCHONS FRUIT CO. PACKERS and SHIPPERS Sw, ASON gREI'PING8 ISENHART FURNITURE CO. Complete Home Furnlshers Your Home Furnlshers for 35 Years Wenatcheo  Ephrata LYTS MOTOR CO. Packard Sales and Service Phones 1044 587 Mission and Orondo For LIFE INSURANCE and ANNUITIES SEE J. E. FERGUSON 210 Say. & Loan Bldg. Phone 613 GREETINGS HASKELL & BURNS Wenatcltee I R N" I LAVENIIER REFRIGERATION SERVICE Service on All Makes -- Domestis and Commercial 310 So. Wenatchee Ave. r ":" ":" ":" Phone 4624 Potlatch Yards, Inc. Distributors of $helter & Heat F. H. A, Remodel Loans NO DOWN PYMENT Phone 260 MILLER'S BAKERY i 818 N. Wenatchee Ave. Ph. 1138 Washington Market Bldg. Tile Home of "HOME MADE BREAD;' Rolls- Cakes - Pastries- Pies SPECIAL ORDERS i I ENTERPRISE MARKET / JAMES P. I Free Delivery I Phone 118 15 So. Wenatchee i NORTHWESTERN FRUIT EXCHANGE DIVISION OF AMERICAN FRUIT GROWERS, Inc. World's Largest Distributors of Boxed Apples 8kookum Brand - Blue Goose Brand I CHELAN COUNTY ABSTRACT CO. Agent for WASHINGTON TITLE INSURANCE COMPANY Phons 510 Capital $t,850,000 105 Orondo Ave. Best Wishes PLAZA CONFECTIONERY BUD CARbSON lee Cream Specialists 102 Okanogan Ave. DRS. HOWARD and HUBW, RT L THOMAS OPTOMETRISTS 14 So Wenatchee Ave, Phone 1091-M Pounder Electric Company Contractors and Dealers ,744 So Wenatchee Ave Phone 778 I + .Builders Supply Co." o SashDoors--Frames and Millwork of All Kinds "If It'd Made of Wood--We Make It" Chris F. Bagdon, Prop. 760 So. Wenatchee Phone 1131 I Phone 64= MODEL LAUNDRY & CLEANERS Quality Laundry and Dry Cleaning Wenatchee---Omak CLAASSEN'S DRUGL, ;Inc. Cosmetics - Prescription Specialists Stationery 20 N. Wenatchee Ave. Phone 86 Back's Bake-Life Bakery Bock's Butter Crust Bread SLICED OR UNSI,ICED Phone 149 Deal Bldg. PUBLIC MARKET "A GOOD PLACE TO TRADE" 7-9 Nortll Wenatchee Ave. EAGLE TRANSFER & STORAGE CO. L. E. ERICKSON, Mgr. MovingStorageTrucking In All Its Branches 210 Orondo Plume 110 : q I WENATCHEE MATTRESS AND UPHOLSTERY WORKS I [ 306 N. Wenatchee Ave.--Ph. 1570 Mattresses Madb in All Sizes : " OLD blATTRESSES RENOVATED--FURNITURE UPHOLSTERING i A Tree Blossoms In Tralee By MARY WHITEFORD ISTER Martha could not control the fright that made her old hands tremble. As she was set- ting down tile platter of meat on the refectory table the gravy splashed up, spattering Prioress' wimple. But as though there were no reason for anyone to be nervous, even though the soldiers of the Queen Elizabeth's commission were on their way to drive the nuns from the Convent of Our Lady of Tralee, the Pri- oress smiled down at Sister Martha. Then her eyes, that were the color of the purple clematis tumbling over the convent walls, rested for an instant on each white, frightened face around the table. "After today we may not share many meals," she told the coznmunity, "so we will not observe silence for this one. There seems no possibility that the Queen's men will be here before tomor- row night, so let us enjoy today." But for a minute no one spoke, and .Sister Martha noticed that as each nun served herself' from the tureen of pease pudding, only the meagerest helpings went on the plates. Even a spoonful was too much for throats tightened by the strain of listening for the thud of hooves on the Listowel Road. Outside, corncrakes were screaming in the wheat field, and when two magpies wheeled across the leaded window, Sis- ter Martha crossed herself; even though no one knew better than she that it was only foolish superstition to say they were birds of ill omen. But there was an old legend in Kerry about seeing magpies: "one for joy, two for sorrow,--not today but sure tomorrow." As If she knew the thought that was tormenting every nun around the table, the Prioress looked up, smiling. "As soon as the Queen's men are sight- ed tomorrow, we shall remove the Statue of Our Lady of Tralee from the chapel and hide it. At the same time, the record book of her miracles will be put in a lead box and placed wifh the statue. If we bury them, perhaps some day they may be found. 'But if they are surrend- ered, we can be sure they'll be destroyed . . Anyhow the Commission is only interested in gold and silver. Miracles do not interest the English Queen nor her armies." Sister Marha was glad when the Pri- oress stood up; the meal was-finished, and she could go back to her kitchen When the nuns began to talk of the Ma- donna's miracles, it was all she could do to keep from crying. Why had she alone, the hard working lay Sister, to be content only to hear about the won- derful examples of Our Lady of Tralee's power and never have the privilege of witnessing a mlracle? "In the fifty years since I came to the Priory in 1538, every day I have tried to be worthy to see a miracle, but the grace is alway s denied me," stie lament- ed, "and now it is too late." From the garden, the voices of the nuns wafted through the open window. At this time of the day they walked along tile towing path to meet the barge from Limerick. That they could chat at rec- rreation today as unconcernedly as on any other day, showed the greatnes of their faith, Sister Martm reflected. She her- self was seething so with fright that the chirp of a cricket made her Jump. The refectory clock struck five as she finished tidying the kitchen. As she hung her apron on the kitchen door she re- membered the Prioress' instruction that they pack their belongings before night prayers. "Before nightfall tomorrow," she had ;aid, "each of us may be traveling back to her own family. ' We cannot epect to be taken in by some other convent when giving shelter to us would brand the community as traitors to the Queen." Wher'e, Sister Martha wondered, would she go? What could she do, who had been a lay Sister in the Priory for fifty years? But she'd not be a burden to any- one. Only of that was she sure. "You'll take care of me, Mother of God, I know ] don't mind begging. After all, you had to beg for a place to spend the greatest night of your life." Climbing the" stairs to her ceil tinder ` the eaves, she pondered that todayher feet didn't carry her with the same speed as when she'd first mounted those steps --- fifty years ago. But many other changes had come to tile Priory in that time. Those trees below her window, for' instance, had grown fl'om tiny saplings, Planting them had been her idea, and every tree was a friend -even the bli'ht?d old apple that had been bare and Stark of leaves for tie past four years. Vlth the setting sun tossing bacic coo- per lights amongst the slender silver bh'ches and the pink buds of the fruit trees, the apple tree was like a sun- bleached bone, bare of leaves or any sign of life in its dead whiteness. Usually, Sister Martim loved the old tree, but now it was depressing-- like a symbol of the convent that in a few days would be ae bare of life as the dead tree. While she stood at the casement win- I Sea:o's G'eetb+gs ] / tUlmATCHEE / / BEEBE ORCHARD / / ,comPmn,,, } / +'+"+'+ / Season's Greetings Northern Fruit Coo REX TEI)PORD, Pres. WELLS & WELTY Your Friendly Dealer of WENATCHEm TEDJO OIL CO. Distributors General Petroleum Products Gasoline and Burner Oils 533 No. Wenatcheo Phone 1044 White Cross Pharmacy i AN INDEPENDENT, HOME-OWNED DRUG STORE Can Serve You'Better e