Quality Groceries 3 cans Corn $ .25 3 ” Tomatoes .25 3 ” Milk - .25 3 ” Lye 25 3 ” Old Dutch - .25 3 packages Raisins - .25 3 ” Starch - .25 3 ” Mine«: Meat - .25 10 lb. sack Pancake Flour - .45 9 8-10 lb. sack Far' 1a .45 9 lb. sack Rolled Oats - .45 9 lb. ” Corn Meal .35 10 lb. ” Graham - .35 1 pkg. cow brand Soda, 5c, 6 for .25 After Jan. 1st only two deliveries will be made each day at 10 a. m.and 4 p. m. Please place your orders in time for these. All Jewelry at % price. Waterbury & Chapman ‘ ‘The Quality Grocers” Estacada, • Oregon We Wish You All A Merry Christmas and a Nappy and Prosperous New Year We wish to thank all our Friends and Patrons, for your assi tance and patronage during the past year, and hope by F a i r D e a l i n g s and a Low Margin of Profit, to merit a continuance of your patronage during the coming year. Implements j j Everything in Hardware lie**« after all. added lie. “ Mild If , th«*y*re awake, by tin* Lord. I may com e by a sip per liouestly f«>r on« e ami cheiit tin* d«»vil ** ! aiinS her «•h«,Us liml I hvii heavily ' heaven, where the stars seemed to be He weut Istldly to the d oor and I r«»uge<l dial saim* iiftermMUi. Her pork winking over Ids discom fiture. 1 kn ock«! T h e sound o f his blow s ets were q u .le em pty, blit in her st«s-k- What was to be doue? It looked «*ch«»«i through the house with thin, Ing underneath the putter Villon found very like a night In the frosty streets. phantasmal reverberations, us though tw o o f the small m ins that went by the T he Idea o f the dead wom an pop[>ed name o i whiles. It was little enough, Into his Imagination and gav e him a It were «(lift«* em pty, blit these had ; scarcely <ll«l aw ay tiefore a m«*usurcd but It was alw a ys somethiiiK. and the hearty fright: what had happened to trend drew near, a couple <jf holts poet was m oved wltb a deep sense o f j her In tile early night might very well were wlthdruwn. and «me wltig was pathos that she should have died be : happen to him b efore morning. o p e n «l broadly, as though uo guile or fore she had spent her money. He passed all Ills «•bailees under re- I fear o f guile w ere known to those W hile these thoughts w ere pasting ! view, turning the white lietweeti his within. A tall figure o f a man m uscu through his mind he w as feel in « half thum b and forefinger ('iifortuim tely lar mid spare, but a little bout, con- p ieehan hally fo r his purse. Suddenly lie was ou bad terms with som e old fr«»nt«l Villon. T b e head was m assive, his heart stopped beating. A feeling friends who would once have taken but finely sculptured; the nose blunt o f eold seales passed up the Lack o f i pity on him in atieh a plight. He had at ttie bottom , but reuulng upward t«> I Ills legs and a eold blow seem ed to 1 lampooned them in verses: he had where it Join«*«! a pair o f strong mid fall u| s > ii his scalp. He stood petrified beaten mid rh«*nt«*d tnem. and yet now. honest eyebrow s; the mouth nud ey«*s ! for a m om ent; then lie felt again with I when be was in so « lose a pinch, be surrounde«! w ltb d«*licate markings, i one feverish m ovem ent; then his loss thought there w as at least on e who und tin* w hole face based ii(x>n a thick I burst upon him. He cursed. He threw . might perhaps relent It was a chance white heard. Isddl.v and squarely trim ! the tw o w hites Into the street. H e it was worth trying at least, and he med. shook Ills fist at heaven. He stam p j would go and s«*e. “ You knock late, sir." said the old ed and was not horrllled to find him He passed a corner where not so ruun In resonant. «*oiitteoiiM tones s e lf tram pling the |*oor corpse Then long Indore a wom an and her child had Villon cling«*«! un«l brought up many he began rapidly to retrace bis steps been devoured bj w«»lv**s. He reiuem servile w ords o f apology. At u « rials I towurd the house beside the cemetery. tiered his m other telling him the story o f this sort the beggar w a# upperm ost | He bad forgotten all fear o f the patrol. and pointing out the s|x»t w hile he was in him. and the mail o f genius hid bis which was long gone by at uny rate. yet a child His m other! If he only head with confusion. 1 and bad no Idea but that o f bis lost knew where she lived he m ight make "Y on are «*uld.” re|w*nt«*d the old p'«fse. It was In vain that he hx»ked sure at *east ut shelter He deter man. “ and hungry? Well, step in.” right and left upon the snow. Nothing mined lie would Inquire upon the mor Ami he o r d e r «l him into the house w as to be seen. H e had not dropped row ii » i > . lie would go and see her. with a noble enough gesture. it In the streets. Had it fallen in the f«»o. | h tor «»l«l girl' So tldnking. he a r “ Som e great seigneur.” thought Villon, house? He w ould have liked dearly to rived at Ids destination his last hope as Ids host, setting dow n the lamp on go In and see. but the Idea o f the grisly for the night. the tla g g«l pavement «»f tbe entry, shot ■ occupant unmanned him. and he saw Tile house was quite dark, like Its the Isdts «»m e m ore Into their places | besides as lie drew near that their ef- neigh I Nil’s and yet after a few taps “ You will pardon me if I go In front.” ! forts to put out the tire had been un lu* beard a m ovem ent overhead, a d«x»r he said when this was doue. and he successful. On the contrary, it had opening and a cailtiolis voice asking predated tbe |s»et upstairs Into a large broken Into a blaze, and a cbnugeful w ho was there. T h e |K»et named him apartiuetit. w i i i u m h I with a pan o f light played In the chink s o f d<»or and self in a loud whisper and watted, not charcoal and lit by a great lamp bang w indow and revived Ills terror for the without som e trepidation, the resu lt ing from the roof. It was very bare authorities and Paris gibbet. o f furniture: only som e gold plate on H e returned to the hotel with the Nor had he to wait long. A w indow a sldelsuii'd. som e folios and a stand porch and groped about upon the | was suddenly opened and a pailful o f «)f arm or lietween the wlm tows. Some snow for the m oney lie bad thrown ■lops splashed dow n U|x»u the doorstep. smart la|H*str\ hung U| n » ii the walls sw a y in Ids childish passion. Hut lie I Villon hud not I hmmi tin prepare«! for representing (lie crucifixion o f our could only find one white, the other som ething of the sort and bad put him Lord in «me piece ami in another u had probably struck sid ew ays and self ns much in shelter as the nature sc«*iie • »t shephenls am! shepherdesses sunk deeply In. W ith a sin gle w hite In J ot the porch adm itted, but for all that 1 by a running stream O ver tlm «- 1 1 1 tu Ids |MM-ket all Ids p rojects fur a rous in* was d«*plorab.y drenched below tile Ills Imse began to fr«*«*y.e al uey was a sld«*l«| o f arms ing night In som e wild tavern vanish- waist. “ Will y«m seat y ourself.” said the «»Id I ed utterly aw ay. And it was not only most at one«*. Death from cold and ! man ” and forg iv e me it I leave you? I pleasure that fl«*d laughing from tils ex I h . mi re stated him lu the fa««*. He I am alone in my bouse tonight, and | grasp; positive discom fort, positive r*»m«*mber«l in* was «>f phthisical tend- \ if you are t«» eat I must im ag e for I pain, attacked him as lie st«xnl ruefully ency. and began coughing tentatively you m yself.” I before the |s»r«b Ills perspiration lin t But »In* gravity o f the danger sttsnlled j No s«H»iier was Ills Imst ««me than i drbsl upon him. and although the wind his nerves. II«* st«»pp«*d a f«»w hundred j Villon leapisl from Hie ••listIr on which ! had now fallen a binding frost was | yards from the d« mii * w here lie had been i tic bad |ust s e a t « ! him self and b«*gau I setting lu stronger with every hour. h «» rudely us«»d mid reflected with his exam ining the room with Hie stealth and lie felt benum bed amt sick at tlnger to Ills nose. He could se<* oi.ly and passion o f a cat. .Then fie sto«»d ! heart. What w as to be done? Late as one way o f getting a lodging and that • H«> had noticed a In tin* m iddle o f tin* nsnn. drew a long was the hour. Im probable as was su c was to lake it. breath, and, retaining it with pulY«*«t cess. he w ould try the house o f his house n«»t far aw ay which looked as If It might I h * easily broken Into, mid ••h«*«*ks looked round and round him adopted father, the chaplain o f St. Be I thither he betook liiins«*lf prom ptly, turning on his h*s»|s. as if t«» Impress uolt entertaining him self on the way with ev«*r> feature o f the apt rtincut on his He ran there all the w ay and k n ock : the ld«*a o f a room still hot. with a ta- | meiiM»r> ed timidly. T here was no answer. He -S ev en ph*ces «»f plate.” he said “ If hie still loaded with the remains o f knocked again ai d again, taking heart I sup|H*r. where he m ight pass the rest there tnnl been ten 1 would have risk«*d with every stroke, and at last steps | o f the hlin-k hours and whence he it. A fine house and a hue old master, were heard approaching from within | shoual Issue on the m orrow with an so help ill«* all tile saints!“ A barred wicket fell open in tile Iron And just then, hearing the old m an’s arm ful o f valuable plate. H e eveu studded door and em itted a gusli o f considered «m what viauds and what trend returning m otig th e «*orrl«l«»r. he yellow light | i wlu**s he slmuld prefer, and as he was stole bio k to Ills c h a ir him ! began bum -H o ld up your fa ce to the wicket.** calling the roll o f his favorite dalntl«*s lily to astin g Ills wel U*gs before the raid the chaplain from within. roust ttsli present«*«! Itself to his mind «linrc«»al pan I -I t s only me.” whimper«*«! Villon. His entertainer hint a plate o f meat with au o«ld m ixture o f am usement -O h it s only you. is It?*’ returned In one liaial and a Jug o f wine In the and horror. the chaplain, and he cursed him with He set dow n the plate llput; “ I shall never tlulsh that ballad.” he other j foul, unpriestly oaths for disturbing thought n» him self, and then, with an the table. nii»fioiiing Villon to draw in him at such an hour and bade him la? other sliud«ler at the recollection. “ Oh. his « hair and going t«* the striel»o*rd. o ff to hell where he cam e from. d ----- Ills fill head!” he repeuted fe r brought back tw o goblets, which lie **My hands are blue to the wrist, filled. vently anil spat ii|>oii the snow. p le a d «! V illon; ” my feet are dead und ” 1 drink your better f«»rtune.” he said full o f tw ln g s; my nose ache* with the gravely, tom-hing Villon's « up with Ills I sharp air; the cold lies at my heart l •* w i i . H E house In question looked 1 may be dead before m orning Only ” T«» «»nr better M«’«tmiititHn<’e.'' mild this once, father, and. before Hod. I I I I dark at tirst sight, but ms Vill«»n the |Nwt. grow ing I m <I«I A m ere man I I I made a prelim inary tnsiiectiou will never ask agalnP* o f Hie people would have b«*en aw ed • in search o f the handiest point **You should have com e earlier.” said V by fl»e «•«»urtesy «»f the «»Ml signor, hut the ecclesiastic coolly. “ Young men o f attack a little tw inkle o f light Vtiton v m ha rd en «] in that matter? , require a lesson now and then.” He caught Ills ey e from behind a curtained he had m ade mirth for great lords be- shut the w icket and retired deliberate w ind ow . 'T h e dev|.l!” he thought. “ People f«>re now snd found them as black ras ly Into the Interior o f the house. cals as him self. And so lie devoted Villon was beside him self. He beat aw ake! Some student or som e sain t him self to tbe vlunds with u ravenous upon the d oor with his hands and feet confou nd the crew ! Can’t they get gusto, while the old man. leaning ba ck and shouted hoarsely after the chap druuk and lie In bed nnorjng like their ward. watched him with st«mdy. cu ri Delghlx»rs? W hat’s the good o f cur lain. ous eyes. A d oor shut In the Interior, faintly few and poor devils o f bell ringers "Y ou have blood on vour shoulder, Jumping at a rope’s end In bell tow ers? audible to the |x**t dow n long pas sages. He passed his baud over his W hat's the use o f »lay If |H*q>le sit up my man.** he sal«! M ontigny must have laid bis wet mouth with au oath. And then the all night? T he gripes to them !” He humor o f the situation struck him. and grinned as he saw where bis logic was right hand U|wn him aa he left the house. Ue cursed M ontigny In his Ue laughed ami l*x>kcd llghtlv uo to leading him. “ Every man to bis bust heart. A Lodging For The Nig! t Harness Bert H. Finch Estacada, Oregon Ash to see these and many others Real mahogany, $250. Uprights, $98. Better kinds, $325. values, $118. to $145. Three used Pianola Pianos, like new, with free music rolls, $488, $335, $285. Three old-style Pianos, $45. and $35. Beautiful new design mahogany cabinet grands, $335. Smaller $500. sizes, $255. New style $500. Kimball Uprignts, $318. Genuine Autopiano Player Pianos in 17 different designs, $12. a month. Bungalow Player Piano, biggest toned little player piano made, $10. a month. Free music rolls with every player piano. - R. M. Standish, Estacada Agent. Eilers Music H«>use, Broadway at Alder, Portland, Oregon. _____ P A R T II.