The Bend bulletin. (Bend, Or.) 1903-1931, December 29, 1909, Image 6

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A soldier In a seurlet epat.
One winter Ions ago, t
Went out and met a pretty maid
In woodlands white with snowj
She stood teneath nn ancient oak;
Her name was Mistletoe.
7Ier cheek -and lips were- glowing red.
Mice popple In the wheat:
Jler lock were t tried with milky
' pearl.
.Tiler eyes were blue and sweet:
3Ie looked and lurvd and, kneeling
JII saber at her feet.
Prom iojf rej-loris df-thf I'ela
The norther blew all night.
And nunc the hrancTies of the pli
With tinkling frliiHes bright.
And made beneath the aged tuk
A frozen mound of white.
Hut when the panes are thick with
? frost
And nights are bitter ehlll.
And alienee, In a cryalat at.
f Ilaa eased the' silver rill.
The pair of faithful lorrs haunt
Tit ulntr wwdkjnd UL
"When with the burden of It ytars
The oak la beirillnr w.
Th soldler-bollr. stiff and straight.
(Stands bravely In the Know,
Ita slender iwlwr still unsheuthed
To guard the mistletoe
Minna Irving in the Criterion.
, The Runaway
5 Christmas Tree Jf
All the little Or tre In the forest
were very mueh excited
"To-morrow e shall be cut down."
they cried, "and then we alia 1 1 be car
rled to the big city"
Now. none of the little fir tree
knew what the city was like, but they
murmured and rustled and whispered
of tho wonderful things that they
should see.
( Tiut there was one little tree that
kel: "Do we all gor
5 "Vos," ald the other trees: "to
inorrow wo start on our travels."
Then the little tree sighed, and jahj:
"'flut I Hii promised to the children
of the lumberman." ' ?
"The lumberman Is poor." said a big
oak, "and these are hard times. This
year they must go without a tree"
t The next morning; ery early, the
-children came trudging through the
enow and stood under the branches of
lltUe flr.
"This Is our tree." said one of Uiem
proudly "On Christmas It nil! be
lighted with candle, with an angel on
the toimot bough "
"Such a iloar little tree." said an
other; "how we shall love It"
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"Hint a pkab iiTTLe thh:
And the little tree trembled as It
heard tbem, but the children though'
that It was the wind that shook It
Then they went away, and later
came men with axe and cut down all
the young tree and laid them on a
great sled to be carried away
And In the evening, when the (tin
made a red path of light on the mow,
the children en me again, and when
they saw that tree had bcon cut down
they cried: "Where li our own little
treer And the little tree that lay
on the top of the aled answered loud
ly: "Here I ant. here I am," but the
children did not understand, they rub
bed their eye with their rough red
hands and sobbed.
Whit'i the matterr asked their
father, as he came tramping through
the wood.
"Oh, our little tree, our own little
tree," nailed the children "It Is cut
down and piled with tho other trees
that are to bo sent to the city."
"We aro too poor to have a tree this
year," said the tired man, sadly, and
the children went away mourning.
And the sun went down and the
moon came up, and allowed the dark
forest and nil the Utile fir trees lying
on tho great aled.jind presently the
animals of the forest began to creep.
creep among the new white stumps.
"So you are going to the city," said
the white-tailed deer, nibbling the
niftiH beneath the snow
"Yes," whispered all the little trees.
excivMiy. nut trio mtle nr orlodl 1
dont want to go."
"Why notT" asked tho whlto-Ultal
deer, mid tho little tlr told of the rhlt
And tho dror dime donor, and for a
long time tho twn whlspored togvlltar,
nnd presently A Idg Krity rubhll Jolntxl
thwii, nnd a will to owl ttow tlmvn and
mldd wIik) counsol, nnd nftor n while
tho door nnd tho rabbit nd the owl
wiMit away, nud tho llttlo tree Iny ory,
very Htlll tiuUI midnight.
Then wiirn nil Iho other treet slept
It rolled from tho sled Into tho snow,
ntnl tho wind, which blow through tho
forest naked. "Wlmt are )ou trying (0
do, llttlo truo?" Ami the ilttlo tree
saldi "lli'lp mo to stand.' Ho tho wind
blew under It until It u upright on
Its stem, nnd then tlm little tree went
hoilly-JHp. hoplty'hop. until mine to
n K)ielteiHl vnlley. nnd there It Iny
down and went to slreii.
It Iny there sleeping and waking In
tho sunshine until Iho men ratuo nnd
rnrrlol off tho sled full of young trees,
but no one notlred that the little fir
was gone.
And the night before Christmas the
wind blew and blew agiiln until the
llttlo fir tree stood upright on Its stem,
ami the little fir went hoplty-hop, hop
ltyhop until It emtio to the borne
where tho ohlldren lived
Then out from the forest came, tho
white-tailed deer nnd tho big rabbit,
and the llttlo white owl, and the deer
punned softly against the door of the
cottage, mid the owl peeked nt the
lock, and tho rabbit humiied nnd hit
with hU hind feet until the door was
opened. Ami then the little flr tree
botit Its head and went In and ntond
In the corner of the room, and the
threo wild things of the forest went
oftly from room to room, and came
back with things to hang on the tree,
And last, of nil the llttlo gray owl flew
to the topmost branch and hung there
the pink wax nngel with golden wings
'They are good children.' said the
llttlo white owl, m he flew down again
"When the winter Is cold, they hang
ivraiM of meat for me on the trees"
"And they put carrots In Iho path "
anid the rabbit, "and rabbago. so that
I may not go hungry."
"And behind tho bun they drop
armfuls of weel. Juicy hay." said the '
deer, "that 1 may come In the night
nnd feM"
And Hie little flr tree raid: 'They
are good children, and I would rather
bo here than In the big, big city And
then It whispered. "Oood-nlght." and
the wild things went away.
And lit the morning when the chil
dren came, they cried. "Oh. father,
father, look at the beautiful tree!"
And the lumberman came In and cried
In nstonlshment. "Who brought It
herer And the little' flr tree whisper
ed and anng:
"I ran away from the forest. I ran
Hut they could not understand, and
so (hey stared and wondered, and at
last the lumberman said, "It U too
lute to curry It now to Iho rlty. so It
can stay" And at that the children
cried. "A Merry Christmas to all'"
And the flr tree whispered happily, "A
Merry Christinas!" And out In the'
forest the owl and the rabbit and the I
whlte-tnllrd deer wished eaeh other
"A Merry Christmas!' as they hur j
rled away through the snow. Hvenlng
Prlrr NluyrMNl'a ,Ner 'ear's,
Tho eustcn of celebrating No
Year's Day In our own country Is
largely due to the Dutch. Old I'eter
Ktuyesant mndo much of the day, and
cheery assemblage were held at the
governor's homo In New Amsterdam
Tho Dutch method of kissing the wom
en for "a happy new year" was ob
served and toll taken of all who wore
young and hundsome. In fact, during
tho reign of I'oter Htuyvent New
Amsterdam was tho most thoroughly
bekliued country In all Christendom
nnd formed u marked contrast to tho
staid Puritans, who thought the ob
servance of this day savored strongly
of reverence for tho god Janus nnd
who made no note of their first New
Year's Day In the now wo Id save to
record, "We went to work b-tlm.."
New York Kvcnlng Toil.
A .rr Vrnr'n Wlsli,
God keep thee, ilwir. through all thv
years. ,
Through nil the Joys, tl('urrow. tears
Of life lis oiiiinoniiluPCK, ton.
Ood keep lime sweet, (tin hruve. anij
Amid thu iloubta nnd fcnra that rlss
In every life thu mysteries,
Things tluil are Imrd to uudvrstand,
The movings of a mysllo hand,
Ood keep thy reason sound nnd sure,
Thy mind ntort, thy heart still pure,
Ood keep thee always this 'I pray
l'or thee, upon this Now Year's Duy.
II. McM, lli II.
In tlio llitrb.
"Well, havo you bought your wife
Clirlstinnu present yet?"
"I dunno. Hlie has nil our Christ
man stuff locked up In one of the clos
ets, whore 1 can't get nt It."
ll lloiiey llriiuulil lliiiiliira,
If money only brought hupplnoss,
there would ho llttlo Christmas cheer
In a majority of homes.
A n il wwvlHfiil
niHlcl huimniMil
whlfh Us etMiiWiwIw
nt lh stmxl llsl'sii
hntlmtulir ll h
RliraulKul Ki ml w
iiiillr U' , '!
iwmI Welmrhnmst
ywiriiwnlinmc An
a.lvxlrtwuimt M
Mintmir 119 W Unfit
"m" J'. J.'. In "h n urns wh.. ..1 u.
Sn HI(IIITNWsnillM us srMi.l I
IIAHP'tillllAK Mftl. t
Ilmr lie tenl
An, I t vim really IIM-U(leil (tint
awful mountain wh) dlil yun Iwve
vlslblo trnceT'
"Tho footprint left by the n.tral
body Is not n tangible thing," lespund
ed tho explorer with n dignity slinoJt
frlgld.1'hlliulelithln llner.
The .iiriltiin.
"I timlnrstnud Mint she Is ispnrAled
from her husband"
"Oh. tell ins all about It. What did
sho do?"
"Nothing He died."
If Vou llavs Common Socs t.
If lines blur or run tPireUier, vou nce.JlU; ,, w(mt m,m ,r
rrTTTIT'S KYK MAl.vr.,
dnwlsts or llowani uros., iiuuwio,
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A Mmlrrn lHliare,
Ths mlshiy Cssey liml strtick out
"I had lo do It or spoil ths poem."
bs etplalned.
Vears aftsrward. however, when ha ,
saw buw ths elocutlonlats had over
worktd It. hs Utterly rrstttud ths
Baby Smiles
When He Takes
m IW1 WKllt !0a (VCKtfi(gps
Mll..a Im4. II ltM. Slb.f ta O-ff W S x
MlVrtf,IL lalll(ia.l-t 111 kl"4
alailrtllaWM rlal vSI ! "Ilw
UallW. fulnaMl CMUM4l)lak4jUk.
rortlsnd, Or.. )c 10. 1009
Tho rullnir market quulatlons
In Portland tuluy am as follows
Dressed Turkeys, per pound.
10 to 231c
Live Chickens, per pound 140
Dressed Chickens, per tiouml,
IB to 100
Dressed Ileus, twr tiouml 90
Dressed Vrsl, up to 130 lbs.,
per pound 110
ItSiye Veal less.
Wo havo 'i markets. We can
use any amount of procure We
want tons and tons of j tool try
boforo Christmas. I.ct every
thinif be of KM"), fRt quality
Wo never charge comtnlaslon on
anything. Ship anything you
havo any day In tho week. Ad
dress all shipments to the
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