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The CATHOLIC NORTHWEST PROGRESS Page Seventy-Five O O O dew, wondering whether spring was as lovely in the rest of God's world as it was in the county Kerry, a movement in the woods below froze Sister Martha. That flash of metal was the sun shaft- Jng off a steel mail helmet; the stealthy t|rring in the undergrowth meant that men--soldiers in their mail accoutrements were skulking in the woods Her heat hammered and almost stop- pod, realizing the threat in an advance guard stealing up to spy on the convent. In other places where there was a statue of as particular a devotion as Our Lady of Tralee's, it had happened that a surprise contingent swooped suddenly to steal the statue before it could be hidden. To destroy a treasured shrine beyond the possibility of any remaining trace ever being revived, was the ob- Ject of the enemies of the Church; they strove to wipe out every vestige of Ca- tholteism. And, so sure had the Prioress been that they were safe for the night, the Statue of Our Lady of Tralee was still in its corner of the chapel. With panic rushing ever her, Sister Martha reflected that even ff she rang the alarm bell to summon the Prioress and the Community, the soldiers, too, Would be roused, and maybe--to a swift and terrible raid. "Blessed Mother of Tralee," Sister Mar- tha prayed, running down the stairs from her room toward the chapel, "You must q WENATCHEE Everything for the Home..-Orchard--Farm Trade with WELLS & WADE And Save Money Season's Greetings WENATCHEE GROWERS. INC. PACKERS - SHIPPERS - COLD STORAGE Flowers MILOT-MILLS Growers of All Kinds Cut Flowers - Plants - Shrubs "Always at Your Service" Store Greenhouse Phone 1906 Phos 621 J. M. Wade 8HIPPF.RS Wenatchee TIRISTMA S GRATINGS Anmw Transfer & Storage (o. Columbia Paper Company, T. J. BUIKE, Xgr. 3! 80. Golumbla Teleph.one t748 BROWNSON LUMBER CO. Quallty Bulldlng Materlale 9th and No. Wenatchee P. 1851 i help me. how me how to protect your statue." The sun coming through the Jesse win. dew sprayed the dark oak tatue with rosy tints as Sister Martha gathered it in her arms and hurried toward the sac- risty. She stood it on the vestment press, and faced the fact that she had no idea where to hide it. The Convent's lockers, closets, and cupboards were all useless. No corner of the building would escape the search. Who could even say whether the Convent would not be set afire as had happened at Limerick and Adare? The gardener's shed, she thought, with a satisfying feeling of security, was the place! Under the piles of seedling trays and sacks of bulbs, a wooden statue could easily be hidden. Elated by her inspira- tion, she opened the door; before ventur- ing across the terrace towards the woods, she would look through the hedge and make sure no one was around. As her fingers forced a peep-hole through the holly leaves to look down the path, she knew the sobbing that broke the quiet came from her own throat, but she was powerless to control herself. Frantically, she forced strength into her knees to stand straight. That might help her to think calmly,--to find some plan to hide Our Lady of Tralee from the mounted men of the Queen's Commis- sion, who were riding quickly toward her through the woods. She clutched the statue and looked frantically around. But in the tiny patch of garden was no hiding place. No friend- ly pile of dried leaves even could serve a a temporary cover. And then her eyes stopped at the old apple tree. Perhaps the hollow place in the trunk would be deep enough, she thought. But as she raised the statue and then let it slide down through her hands, she held her breath. Praying wordless, frenzied prayers that the statue ould be concealed, she realized with dismay that the cavity was too shallow. Framed in the hole in the tree, the head of Our Lady was as plain as the con- vent itself. Even through she knew it was useless, Sister Martha began a frantic search for something to cover the Madonna. There was only one thing.to do now, she told herself. Maybe with her own old bones, she could protect the statue. Reso- lutely, she planted herself in front of It. The clanging of steel, the smell of horses, and the mutter of men's voices was coming closer. In a moment they'd round the bend. ',Forgive me," Our Lady-of Tralee, if in my tperttnenee I have put your statu in peril," she murmured. As :the first of the Cavalcade rounded the corner, she was aware, even in her agitation, of the bewildering shadow above her and of the fragrance of apple blossoms. The leader of the men reined his horse. "What are you doing there?" he demand- ed of her. "Go to your convent and tell the Prioress that the Queen's Commis- sion requires her to surrender the Priory of Tralee at once, and to bring the statue of the Virgin of Tralee to me, here." "Not for the QUeen herself, much less for the murderers who do her bidding, will I move a step to give the Prioress Buch a message." She heard her defiant speech without surprise With our Lady of Tralee gtv- ings this demonstration of her power, even a timid old lay Sister could defy the whole world. She scarcely felt the cold stab of steel (Continued an page 76) CASHMERE Potlatch Yards, Inc. LUMBER - BUILDING MATERIAL- FUEL F.H.A. Remodel Loans PHOIrE 1845 APLETS Unique Fruit-Nut Confections of the Far West Ideal gifts for every oocaslon LIBERTY ORCHARD8 CO. (ASHMKRE , WAHINGT0hl WENATCHEE ST. ANTHONY HOSPITAL AND SCHOOL OF NURSING d Capacity 75 The Hospital is standardized according to the requirements of the American College of. Surgeons. The School of Nursing is alproved by the Sttte Department of Licenses for the registration of nurses. Conducted by the Sisters o] St. Joseph o/Newark FOOD MACHINERY CORP. General Warehouse and Peeking House Equipment and Supplies No. Wenatchee Ave. Phone 472 *'PEERLESS" PUMP8 Irrigation and Oomeetlo "CUTLER" Fruit Washers. Fruit Graders, Gravity Conveyors, Power Conveyors, Box Presses, Trucks. "BEAN" 8PRAYERS, Hose, Pipe Fittings and Valves, GARLANDS ORONDO A good place to spend your lelmJre hours HEADQUARTERS FOR ALL SPORTING NEWS 111 Orondo Av. REDLINGERS PUBLIC MEAT CO. Wholesalers of Choice Meats CUSTOM MEAT GUTTINGPORK CURING We Specialize In Restaurant Service Columbia Drive, ]mt Wenatchee ]Phone 119-M-20 YERXA, Florists Orondo Ave., Near Bail Park Flowers for All Occasions PHONE B52 HAYES CLEANERS 14 S. :MJlon St.--Ph. 1018 tQleanlng - Prasaln 0 . Alterations We Call and Deliver Particular People Find Tha It Pays to Have Their Cleaning Done by "Hayes" TRIANGLE RED STORE N Wenatchee Ave. at Miller Phone 68-J BERS CENTENNIAL FEEDS SEEDS - FERTtL|ZER8 Poultry Supplies  Hay . 8trows Christmas Greetings GENERAL CHEMICAL CO. Wenatchee HIGHLINE SANITARIUM jULIA 1 BRENNER, ] N., Owner Hlghline Avenue, East Wenates, Washington Phone 01442 REGAN ELECTRIC 11 So. Wenatchee Ave. Phone 80 F. R. LEEDY PAINT'ING CONTRACTOR 224 So. Wenatchee Phone 89 MORRIS HARDWARE CO. Hardware . Harness. Implements Sheet Metal Works . Plumbln 0 25 So. Wenatcheo Phone 288 GREETINGS North Wenatchee Auto Supply WALTER SC'HRIER, Prop New and Used Parts No. Wenatchee Ave Phone |1 (Across from Llyons Auto Court) - WENATCHEE STEAM LAUNDY Wenatcheo's Only Soft Water Laundry Phone 188 OWE DRUG CO. "Owl Quality Costs No More" Phone 175 FREE DEI.rIY .m GREETINGS ALASKA DRESS SHOP . W. DOUGLAS MILLINER/  SHOES Ladies Ready.to-Wear 8 North Wevatchee Avenue The Season's Best Wishes S. H. gress & Co. WENATCI-1E MAURICE'S SHOE KLINIK Ihoes for the Entire Family Featuring Corrective Footwear 27 o. Wenatchee Ave. Phone 1947-W m _. 11w The CATHOLIC NORTHWEST PROGRESS Page Seventy-Five O O O dew, wondering whether spring was as lovely in the rest of God's world as it was in the county Kerry, a movement in the woods below froze Sister Martha. That flash of metal was the sun shaft- Jng off a steel mail helmet; the stealthy t|rring in the undergrowth meant that men--soldiers in their mail accoutrements were skulking in the woods Her heat hammered and almost stop- pod, realizing the threat in an advance guard stealing up to spy on the convent. In other places where there was a statue of as particular a devotion as Our Lady of Tralee's, it had happened that a surprise contingent swooped suddenly to steal the statue before it could be hidden. To destroy a treasured shrine beyond the possibility of any remaining trace ever being revived, was the ob- Ject of the enemies of the Church; they strove to wipe out every vestige of Ca- tholteism. And, so sure had the Prioress been that they were safe for the night, the Statue of Our Lady of Tralee was still in its corner of the chapel. With panic rushing ever her, Sister Martha reflected that even ff she rang the alarm bell to summon the Prioress and the Community, the soldiers, too, Would be roused, and maybe--to a swift and terrible raid. "Blessed Mother of Tralee," Sister Mar- tha prayed, running down the stairs from her room toward the chapel, "You must q WENATCHEE Everything for the Home..-Orchard--Farm Trade with WELLS & WADE And Save Money Season's Greetings WENATCHEE GROWERS. INC. PACKERS - SHIPPERS - COLD STORAGE Flowers MILOT-MILLS Growers of All Kinds Cut Flowers - Plants - Shrubs "Always at Your Service" Store Greenhouse Phone 1906 Phos 621 J. M. Wade 8HIPPF.RS Wenatchee TIRISTMA S GRATINGS Anmw Transfer & Storage (o. Columbia Paper Company, T. J. BUIKE, Xgr. 3! 80. Golumbla Teleph.one t748 BROWNSON LUMBER CO. Quallty Bulldlng Materlale 9th and No. Wenatchee P. 1851 i help me. how me how to protect your statue." The sun coming through the Jesse win. dew sprayed the dark oak tatue with rosy tints as Sister Martha gathered it in her arms and hurried toward the sac- risty. She stood it on the vestment press, and faced the fact that she had no idea where to hide it. The Convent's lockers, closets, and cupboards were all useless. No corner of the building would escape the search. Who could even say whether the Convent would not be set afire as had happened at Limerick and Adare? The gardener's shed, she thought, with a satisfying feeling of security, was the place! Under the piles of seedling trays and sacks of bulbs, a wooden statue could easily be hidden. Elated by her inspira- tion, she opened the door; before ventur- ing across the terrace towards the woods, she would look through the hedge and make sure no one was around. As her fingers forced a peep-hole through the holly leaves to look down the path, she knew the sobbing that broke the quiet came from her own throat, but she was powerless to control herself. Frantically, she forced strength into her knees to stand straight. That might help her to think calmly,--to find some plan to hide Our Lady of Tralee from the mounted men of the Queen's Commis- sion, who were riding quickly toward her through the woods. She clutched the statue and looked frantically around. But in the tiny patch of garden was no hiding place. No friend- ly pile of dried leaves even could serve a a temporary cover. And then her eyes stopped at the old apple tree. Perhaps the hollow place in the trunk would be deep enough, she thought. But as she raised the statue and then let it slide down through her hands, she held her breath. Praying wordless, frenzied prayers that the statue ould be concealed, she realized with dismay that the cavity was too shallow. Framed in the hole in the tree, the head of Our Lady was as plain as the con- vent itself. Even through she knew it was useless, Sister Martha began a frantic search for something to cover the Madonna. There was only one thing.to do now, she told herself. Maybe with her own old bones, she could protect the statue. Reso- lutely, she planted herself in front of It. The clanging of steel, the smell of horses, and the mutter of men's voices was coming closer. In a moment they'd round the bend. ',Forgive me," Our Lady-of Tralee, if in my tperttnenee I have put your statu in peril," she murmured. As :the first of the Cavalcade rounded the corner, she was aware, even in her agitation, of the bewildering shadow above her and of the fragrance of apple blossoms. The leader of the men reined his horse. "What are you doing there?" he demand- ed of her. "Go to your convent and tell the Prioress that the Queen's Commis- sion requires her to surrender the Priory of Tralee at once, and to bring the statue of the Virgin of Tralee to me, here." "Not for the QUeen herself, much less for the murderers who do her bidding, will I move a step to give the Prioress Buch a message." She heard her defiant speech without surprise With our Lady of Tralee gtv- ings this demonstration of her power, even a timid old lay Sister could defy the whole world. She scarcely felt the cold stab of steel (Continued an page 76) CASHMERE Potlatch Yards, Inc. LUMBER - BUILDING MATERIAL- FUEL F.H.A. Remodel Loans PHOIrE 1845 APLETS Unique Fruit-Nut Confections of the Far West Ideal gifts for every oocaslon LIBERTY ORCHARD8 CO. (ASHMKRE , WAHINGT0hl WENATCHEE ST. ANTHONY HOSPITAL AND SCHOOL OF NURSING d Capacity 75 The Hospital is standardized according to the requirements of the American College of. Surgeons. The School of Nursing is alproved by the Sttte Department of Licenses for the registration of nurses. Conducted by the Sisters o] St. Joseph o/Newark FOOD MACHINERY CORP. General Warehouse and Peeking House Equipment and Supplies No. Wenatchee Ave. Phone 472 *'PEERLESS" PUMP8 Irrigation and Oomeetlo "CUTLER" Fruit Washers. Fruit Graders, Gravity Conveyors, Power Conveyors, Box Presses, Trucks. "BEAN" 8PRAYERS, Hose, Pipe Fittings and Valves, GARLANDS ORONDO A good place to spend your lelmJre hours HEADQUARTERS FOR ALL SPORTING NEWS 111 Orondo Av. REDLINGERS PUBLIC MEAT CO. Wholesalers of Choice Meats CUSTOM MEAT GUTTINGPORK CURING We Specialize In Restaurant Service Columbia Drive, ]mt Wenatchee ]Phone 119-M-20 YERXA, Florists Orondo Ave., Near Bail Park Flowers for All Occasions PHONE B52 HAYES CLEANERS 14 S. :MJlon St.--Ph. 1018 tQleanlng - Prasaln 0 . Alterations We Call and Deliver Particular People Find Tha It Pays to Have Their Cleaning Done by "Hayes" TRIANGLE RED STORE N Wenatchee Ave. at Miller Phone 68-J BERS CENTENNIAL FEEDS SEEDS - FERTtL|ZER8 Poultry Supplies  Hay . 8trows Christmas Greetings GENERAL CHEMICAL CO. Wenatchee HIGHLINE SANITARIUM jULIA 1 BRENNER, ] N., Owner Hlghline Avenue, East Wenates, Washington Phone 01442 REGAN ELECTRIC 11 So. Wenatchee Ave. Phone 80 F. R. LEEDY PAINT'ING CONTRACTOR 224 So. Wenatchee Phone 89 MORRIS HARDWARE CO. Hardware . Harness. Implements Sheet Metal Works . Plumbln 0 25 So. Wenatcheo Phone 288 GREETINGS North Wenatchee Auto Supply WALTER SC'HRIER, Prop New and Used Parts No. Wenatchee Ave Phone |1 (Across from Llyons Auto Court) - WENATCHEE STEAM LAUNDY Wenatcheo's Only Soft Water Laundry Phone 188 OWE DRUG CO. "Owl Quality Costs No More" Phone 175 FREE DEI.rIY .m GREETINGS ALASKA DRESS SHOP . W. DOUGLAS MILLINER/  SHOES Ladies Ready.to-Wear 8 North Wevatchee Avenue The Season's Best Wishes S. H. gress & Co. WENATCI-1E MAURICE'S SHOE KLINIK Ihoes for the Entire Family Featuring Corrective Footwear 27 o. Wenatchee Ave. Phone 1947-W m _. 11w