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COLD winter Bight the
I mow was gently falling on
I the pine trees ot the tor-
eit Then tall, stately
treef stood Tory straight
and Kill on thli cold night By and
by the tallest and the oldeet ol them
"How happy I hall be when at but
1 am etrong enough and tall enough to
fee oat down by the wood eutteri.
hop when they do cut me down that
I may be good enough that they will
want me for aome great ahlp, and then
I hail hare a chance to sail the teas.'
"What do yon know about ships and
the seas?" asked a little pine tree who
Itood at the foot of the tall one.
The stately tree bent hi branches
Tory little and looked down at the
maQ tree, at hie feet
"I hay heard many stories of the
seas, and the ehlpt that sail on them,
for the birds sit in my branches and
tag to me all the tune of the beauties
and wonders of the world. Then, too,
the star beams, who are much older
than the birds, hare aome truly won-
earful tales to tell of things that they
hare aeen In their tripe around the
world. Then la the Star beam of the
Brightest Bur, Just peeping over the
hilltop. Be can tell aome truly won
The little pine tree trembled for
Tory Joy. This was hie first winter In
fit forest and these things were all
ww to him, Just as was the snow that
was covering bis roots, and making
them ail warm with its white blanket
"Wont you please ask the Star beam
to tell as a story r asked the little
"Let us aek him to tell na again the
Christmas story," said another of the
older pines, "the one he told us last
Bo, when the Btarbeam came ovar
and reeted gently on the tallest pine,
he asked It to tell again the Story of
the Firet Christmas.
"I lore to tell this story best ot all
atortea that I know," said the little
"Once upon a time a long tune ago,
long before eren the oldest pine tree
Bare began to grow, a beautiful wom
an, named Mary, and her husband, Jo
seph, went on a Journey to a little city
ailed Bethlehem. All the people in
that country went to this same city, to
pay their taxes, and when Mary and
Joseph got there, they found so many
people, that there was no room left
for them at the bin. The only place
Where they could And shelter was in a
table, and here they went. That night
a little babe was born, and its mother,
Mary, laid him In a manger on some
nice clean straw.
"Away oft In the East, the Brightest
fitar appeared. He had never been
Men before, and some wise men who
knew that this was the time for the
babe to be born, saw the Brightest
Btar as they started out to find the
babe. Ail their long Journey the Bright
est Btar kept Just In front of them to
how them the way to go, and when
they rested at night, the Brightest
Btar would rest too, and wait for them.
At last they reached the city ot Beth
lehem, and found the little babe in the
manger with his mother by his side.
"These wise men had brought some
very costly gifts to this babe, and it
la the birthday of this babe that is
celebrated every Christmas, and it la
in his memory that gifts are given to
"That Is all of the story, and it is
time for me to be going," and the Star
beam went gayly on, dancing over tbe
tops of the trees.
The Russian Bt Nloholas.
In Russia the children put their
shoes filled with hay outside the door
for tbe horses ot St Nicholas; and
It is believed In most sections that
Bt Nicholas comes first on a prepara
tory visit ten days before Christmas
to learn which children have been
good. He leaves nuts and candy In
the shoes of those who have been
good, but nothing for those who have
been bad, who thus know that they
may expect no presents on the real
The Bran Pie, ;
This la an English custom. The
gifts an hidden in a large pan of bran.
A string la tied to each package, and
en the and of the string is the name
of the one for whom the package Is
Intended. . When ail have their strings
they all pull. Then cornea the fan of
getting the bran off and opening the
CHINESE SHOE WORKBOX
Perhspa This May Provide Work fer
Bom Small Child's Nimbi
The (mail girl who would like to
make mother or elder sister a gift
bat whose pocket money Is limited,
should try her band at the little Chi
nese shoe workbox shown here. She
will surely succeed If ehe can sew
ail, and If she will be very careful
about the cutting and sewing. The
beauty of It Is the piece bag will
probably supply the materials tor
log, while 36 cents will buy the fur
One mast cut two pieces of card
board, each seven inches long, then
shape It Into a sole and take oil one
quarter inch from the toe of one piece.
The larger piece la covered on one
id with white muslin and the small
Nice Present Any Girl Can Make.
er with a bit of muslin is sewed all
around the white covered sole and
then to the smaller sole, silk unward.
When this Is sewed together you have
a sole half an inch in thickness turn.
lng up at the toe as the Chinaman's
shoe does. Fill this with cotton.
The one thing to remember Is tc
take time in making this pretty box.
It costs next to nothing, but It will not
be a success if carelessly done.
The writer saw an exquisite model
of this work case that Is to be given
to a bride. It is carried out In white
aatin embroidered In silk and silver
thread in a wistaria design, the lin
lng being of wistaria-colored silk to
This should be a hint to girls who
have friends marrying during the holi
day season. If embroidery Is beyond
the donor's skill, a tiny spray ot
orange blossom tied with silver cord
might decorate the top, or the Initial
ot the bride could be placed there.
THE GIFTS FOR MOTHER
The gladdest hour of Chrlstmu day.
The time the hearts are lightest
An' every care la chased away
An' all the smiles are brightest,
Is when the family, young an' old,
From dad to little brother.
With all the love that hearts can hold
Came bringing gifts to mother.
We keep her presents till the last
An' then wfien she stta rocKtng,
An' all the other gifts are passed,
We go an' get her stocking.
We gather round her easy chair.
First one an' then the other
Steps up an' says: "Well, I declare)
Here's something else for motherr
An' with each present goei a kiss,
An- an is still an' quiet
When mother murmurs: "What is thU1"
An' hastens to untie ft
Then everybody wildly cheers
An' snouts lor perfect gladness.
An mother's eyes are moist with tears,
cut, doc tne tears or saaness.
Oh, here's a scene that gold can't buy.
ur stage in imitation,
Tbe smiling face, the glistening era
ur love's own celebration.
And with each Jolly Christmaa day
we pray to know another
When we shall meet the self-same way
Ana oring our guts to mother.
Detroit Free Pres.
"Tour wife tells me you nan given
"That's only until Christmaa; I don't
like her brand.''
THE WISDOM OF WAITING.
Of General Interest
Oregon High School Debating
League Begins Series In January
University of Oregon, Eugene Fif
ty high schools of Oregon nan this
year joined the Oregon High School
Debating league, the tint debate of
which will be held early in January.
The question that will be debated
among all these schools until a cham
pion is determined will be: Keeolved,
that the United States should adopt
the essential features of the Swiss
system of military training and aarv-
ice. The finals will be held at the
University of Oregon in May. The
winner receive a cup given by the
Tbe 60 high schools an divided into
nine districts, and are as follows
Coos Bay district Myrtle Point
Marshfield, North Bend, Coquille.
eastern Oregon district Union, En
terprise, Prairie City.
Lower uolumnla district Tillamook
Astoria, Clatakanie, Rainier, Scan-
pooee, Bt Helens, Bt Johns.
Northern Willamette district Sil
verton, Woodbum,, Jefferson, Canby,
Eatacada, Forest Grove, Nawbarg,
Oregon Uity, Salem.
Southern Onion district Ashland.
Grants Pass, Klamath Falls, Medford,
Southern Willamette district Al
bany, Brownsville, Corvailis, Eugene,
Junction City, Lebanon, Roseburg,
Umatilla district Athena, Condon.
Upper Columbia district Band,
Madras, Moro, Prinevill, The Dalles,
Southeastern Oregon district On
tario, Nyssa, Vale.
Hope Lies in Water Test,
Salem Upon the result of tests of
the water from Summer and Abort
lakes, which will be made in New
rork within the next month, depends
Jason C. Moon's hop of financing his
lease for develpment of the lake's de
posits successfully. This information
was contained in a letter received hen
by the State Land Board from C. A.
Shenpard, of Portland, Moon' attorn
ey. Moon expects to come to Oregon
soon and arrange for transporting a
carload of water from the lakes back
Under the new conditions Moon
must assign his lease over to a com
pany which shall be incorporated in
Oregon and deposit 14000 in addition
to the f 10,000 already put up to insure
the board that he will complete the re
quired iz&.uuu bond.
High Schools Standardized,
Salem Sneaking recently befon the
Men'e Uub at Independence on Oregon
High Schools, Assistant State Bunerin-
tendent Frank K. Welles announced
that the State Department of Educa
tion has now standardised 165 High
Schools, Each of these schools is not
only Sering full four yean of work
above the Eighth grade, but they are
an well supplied with libraries and ap
paratus so that they can do their work
efficiently. In referring to the rapid
increase in the number of High
Schools, Mr. Welles stated that only
thirteen years ago there were but five
high schools in the state and that their
graduates numbered from 12 to 16
each year, while now over 2000 stu
dents an graduated annually.
Teacher Decision Is Due.
Salem Whether school district
boards have power to make rules gov
erning instructors absolute or whether
the rules most be such as will be deter
mined reasonable, will be decided by
the supreme Court shortly in the
of Mrs. Maude Richards, the Portland
schoolteacher who was barred from re
instatement ly the board after her
marriage. The case was heard by the
Supreme Court on appeal from Circuit
Judge Morrow's decision in favor of
Mn. Richards. C. W. Fulton ap
peared in behalf of the Portland School
Board, while her husband represented
Mrs. Kicnaros. ,
Klamath Wheat Is Lauded,
Klamath Falls Klamath county's
hard wheat, which averagea from 40
to 46 per cent in the gluten teat has
been rated by Government experts as
second in quality only to the famous
Recently the Klamath Commercial
club sent samples of local wheat to the
Portland Flour Mills, to the Sperry
Flour company and to the PiUsbury
company, asking them to give an opin
ion as to Its milling qualities. The
Pillsbury mills at Minneapolis declare
that the wheat is of the finest quality.
Pendleton Census 8180. ''
Pendleton According to a prelimin
ary estimate made this week by Harry
Bickers, who has been takinnr the city
school census, Pendelton ha 807
boy and 829 girls of school axe.
Taking the usual ratio Pendleton
would have a population of 8180.
While this estimate is considered a
little below the actual population, yet
the showing is regarded a encourag
ing, and If the present rate of increase
maintained Pendleton will show a
population of 20,000 by the time the
next National census is taken.
Fraewatar Annie All Harvested.
pany, of Freewater, repm-ted that
nearly all of the apples of thia vicinity
wan either in warehouses or had been
GENERAL CROP CONDITICSS
Portland Wheat Bluostem. 96c;
forty-fold, 95c; club, 92c; red fife,
Hue; red Russian. 90c
Mimeed Spot prices: Bran. 122
par ton: short, 128; rolled barley,
Corn White, n par ton; cracked.
Hay .Eastern Oregon, timothy, 115
(BIT; valley timothy, I12D14: alf.
fa, fl8.60JU.60; cheat, l(kglll;oat
and vetch, marin.
Vegetables Artichokes, il.UKgl.2o
en; tomato, California, 11.260
l.hu; cabbage, yve hundnd; guile,
15c pound; peppers, 5428c pound; egg
plant 10e pound; sprout, 8 9e
pound; horseradish, Hie; cauliflower,
76cll.26; celery, 50965 doaan
. 12i16c: lettuce, 12&2.76
crate: peas, 16c
linn milts fears, iii.bu pr
box; grapes, 15 par barrel; cranber
ries, 1014.60 banal.
Potatoes Oregon, I1SD1.Z5: Yaki
ma, 81.101.26 per sack;
12. 60 per hundred.
Onions Oregon, buying price. 11,
f. o. b. shipping point
Apples upftaenbem, extra fancy,
12.26; fancy, 82; choice, 11.26(3)1.60,
Jonathans, extra fancy, 11.60; fancy,
11.25; choice, II; Yellow Newtown.
extra fancy, 52; fancy, 11.76; choice,
fl1.26; Baldwins, extra fancy,
11.50; fancy, 11.26; choice, 51; Rus-
setta, orchard rnn, gl.
eggs Oregon ranch, buying prices
No. 1, 42c; No. 2, 80c; No. 8, 20c
jobbing prices: Na 1, 4244c; Ore
gon storage, 2628c
Poultry Hens, liesigc: springs.
ugglBc; turkeys, 17c: dressed, i
22c; ducks, 1214c; geese, 8ffl9c
Butter City creamery, cub, ex
tras, sailing at 81ic: data, 29c; print
and cartons, extra. Price paid to
producers: Country enan
28c, according to quality; butterfat,
premium quality, 88c; No. 1 average
quality, 81c; No. 2, Z9c.
Veal Fancy, 10(o)10Jc pound.
Pork Fancy, 6ie7c pound.
Hops 1916 crop, 812c pound.
Wool Eastern Oregon. 186225c
valley, 2628e; fall lamb' wool, 26c;
mohair, Oregon, 28c pound.
Caacam bark Old and new, 814c
Cattle Choice steers, 57(5)7.60;
good, 56.76(97; medium, 6.eu.76;
choice cows, 66.26ffl6.76; good,
6.26; medium, M.606; heifer, $8.60
(8)6 ; bulls, ID 6; stags, 54.6006.25.
Hogs Light !5.956.06; heavy,
Sheep Wethers. I4.75ia6.60: awe,
$46; lambs, $6(87.50.
Canned Milk to Advance.
Portland The statement was made
recently by a man closely associated
with the canned milk business that he
would not be surprised if then was an
advance of 60 cent a case in price in
the near future. Ha based his opinion
on the fact that the demand at the mo
ment is exceeding the supply, and
manufacturers an facing a hard game.
It is said that 180,000 cases of
canned milk have been shipped recent
ly to France and that on Eastern
manufacturer who put out brand of
milk under Us own nam is in the
market for 60,000 cases. It is pre
sumed this is wanted to fill an export
order. Up to the present time it is
believed no fewer than 250,000
have gone abroad.
All jobbers are now asking $8.10 for
Marigold milk. The advance of 16
cents ws mad some time ago, but
was not adhered to by the entin trade,
for various reasons.
Country Creameries Unite,
Eugene, On. That the 'Eugene
Farmers creamery will unite with
other co-operative creameries of the
state to protect themselves and assist
in marketing products of the plant
the sense of a meeting of tbe
shareholders of the local plant The
meeting was similar to others held in
different part of the state when
then an located co-operative cream
eries. It is the outcome of discontent
and charge that the butter market of
Portland has been manipulated in some
o. Schroek, representative
of the stat dairy and food commis
sioner's office, and G. F. Frevert, of
the United State department of agri
culture, wen present at the meeting.
It is the plan to hold a big meeting of
the represontativee of all the co-oper
ative creamery aeaociattona - in the
state in the near future.
Bearish Wheat Reported.
Chicago Heavy profit-taking by
longs who assarted that th govern
ment crop report we likely to prove
bearish, wiped out the greater part of
lively advance scored Thursday In
the wheat market hen. The cloee was
navy at a net gain of ic to lie, with
Decebmer at 11.16 and May at $1.17
1.17. Th setback that ensued
from th top level of the session was
moat apparent In the May option, De
cember contracts remaining compara
tively firm owing to fears that a strike
in progress on the Chicago Bait railway
might interim with current deliveries.
Wheat Goes to New York.
Pendleton For th first time In the
history of wheat raising in this county
shipments an now being made directly
from local .wanhoua to the Now
H. W. Collin expects to ship out
8000 ton tat week from hi ware
house to New York. Then I not
much lift of th pisssnt local supply
of wheat which will be acceptable in
Naw York for th reason that the At
lantic port calls far Al quality. Than
an no facilities for cleaning wheat on
th Atlantic seaboard as hen,
i v Wht H Told Them,
"This Is a nun time ot night to a
"Tea, my dear, but I triad to get
"Triad to get away earlier. Indeed!
Those men hsven't any strings on
you, have they?"
"No, my dear, 1- wanted to Break
ap the game at 12 o'olock, bat they
Insisted oa playing another hour. So
what oould I doT"
"Do? You oould have told them I
was alone, and you had to come home."
"I did, my dear. J even told them
what a nag you were, and how you'd
make lite miserable for me "
"You told them that? The very
Ideal If that, Isn't Just like you to
blame me when you know you wanted
to get to bed youreelf. 1 want you to
underatand that If you can't think of
any better excuse than that for coming
home you can stay as long a tbe rest
do." Detroit Free Press.
Curee Ivy Poisoning.
For Ivy poisoning apply Hanford'a
Balsam, It Is antiseptic and may be
used to kill the poison. Prompt relief
ehould follow the first application.
Scientific Parent (on a etroll)
You see out there In the street, my
son, a simple Illustration ot a princi
ple. In mechanics. The man with that
cart pushes It in front of falm. Can
you guess the reason why? Probably
not I will ask him. Note his answer.
To the coster Hy good man, why
do you push that cart Instead of pull
Coster 'Cause I ain't a boss, you
oio tniokneao. Titbits.
Sold UDon merit Hanford'g Balsam
Mittar of Opinion.
Mary!" Father! voice rolled down
the stairs and Into the dim and silent
"Yes, papa, dear."
"Ask that young man It he has tbe
a moment 01 alienee. y
"Yes, George has his waton With
"Then ask him what Is the time.
"He says It Is 11:48, papa."
"Then auk him if he doesn't think it
Another moment of silence.
"He says, papa," tbe Bilvery voice
announced impersonally, "he says that
he rarely goes to bed before 1, but it
seems to blm that It is a matter of
personal preference merely, and that
if he were In your place he would go
now If he felt sleepy." Harper's Ba-
Bav Hesftlthv. StMM. BaaaUfal Bin
OonllaM nd Pbjalciau used Murine Ifl
Kenedy many jura baton it wm offend m a
vonwuo aye ueaieint. Huriiie u mm Com-
pouaded by Oar Phyalelatu and fuarantavd
ty tbtm a Reliable Relief for lyea that Meed
re. Try it in jour ayeeMd In Baby's
No Snartlaf Just Kye Consfort. Buy Murine
ol your Druggist accept no Subttltule, and If
inteneien write ior hook ot tne ave me.
HDBIMM Btm KKMJCUr CO., CiUOAUO
On the Water Wagon.
The Alfalfa delegate was paying his
first visit to a city of any slxe. Stand
ing along the sidewalk, he chanced to
see a sprinkling cart coming down tbe
street, and no sooner had he set eyes
on the thing than he began to laugb
like the boy at a minstrel show.
"Bay, old pal!" he remarked hilari
ously, punching a cop In the ribs,
'don't that just beat all?
"Don't what beat all?" responded
the wondering cop. "What's the joke?"
Just look at that feller on that
wagon 1" replied the alfalfa party,
pointing to the sprinkler. "That aero-
ed chump won't have a drop of water
left by the time he gets home!' Phil
For sprains make a thorough appli
cation of Han ford 's Balsam, well rub
bed in. Adv.
As Judge Saw Them.
One day while out walking with a
friend in Ban Francisco a professor
and bis friend became involved in an
argument as to which was the hand
somest man of the two. Not being
able to arrive at a settlement of the
question, they agreed, in a spirit of
run, to leave it to the decision ot a
Chinaman, rho was seen approaching
them. The matter being laid before
him, the Oriental considered long and
carefully; Then he announced, In a
tone of finality, "Both are worse."
I I var, j-j9iiu, si, uaiu. Bluer, ion; win. ouu; cido
or Ooppr. tl- UailUif eaTalopeaaad full price list
Out for the Cash.
Edith So you are going to marry
that rude old Mr. Roxleigb? I don't
see how you can stand his ways.
Marie I can stand his ways, my
dear, by remembering about bis
means. Boston Transcript.
'Thrill That Come But One, Gte.
"Who Is that tramping around over
head?" aBked a Sedgwick young man,
uneasily, while calling on his beat
girl. - .
"That's nana." she replied. "He al
ways gets restless along toward morn
ing." Kansas City Star.
Jones I nearly trose to death laat
night In my flatl
Janitor well, yon probably won
your apring overcoat to bed Instead
ot your fur one. Chicago Daily News.
'Han's another funny story about
getting a seat In a crowded car."
"Ob, mat's a standing Joke." Bal
dlMawM cured, and all ethers, no matter how
PiIS7i-?;ri2tSI.?Iih" diaeaaei with 8f
QUID DISTEMPER CURE. Thre to six dotta
mttfoit MMp dees Mt n
freak sad the system gets weaker
aa4 weaker. .
Jeesr'e F ewMwt corrects nerrons
ness by force of nourishment-it feeds
the nerve centres by distributing ee
argy and power all over the body
Don't resort to alcoholic mixtures
or drug concoctions. -
cm scorns snuuionmr JTA
14 IVsTUVDWUtWirTHATT. 4
Winter Schedule, Nov. 26 to Mir. IS.
RtMrrvars J. N. Tnl smrl Tvfn CilUa tor K.him.
wick. Pmco, Wallula, Umtill. Arllnirton, Tit
Dalles, Lyto, Hood River, White Salmon, Carson,
8 tar n son. Cascade Locks. Leave Portland Tus
days and Fridays at 11 n. m Freight and a
Kara. Landing Taylor St. Dock. Portland.
DtsUe Tread Padve Pratf Tm
Made from your old onea. Last loskfl
ae Brand New TIRES Write us.
OREGON VULCANIZING CO.,
ISO WMfaincton St. Portland, On.
Pleasant, profitable work not overdone; few
months' aarnins-; positions guaranteed: write fa
reieraneee ana particulars, roruana watcnmaK
int, rJnmvtns and optical School, XU
waalth Buildins. Portland, Oregon.
Farmers we hen
PLANS. nseelfltwHona. ets at a ham ti
needs of the modern, op to date fanner. State
your requfremeute and for particulars write.
T. U. BRNTLEV. MS McKay Bid., PerUand, Of.
Lord Reading said at a dinner lit
New York, apropos of Germany's pro
posal to get back from the allies in
the shape of a war indemnity all her
"That proposal savors of the Impu
dent It reminds me of the son to
whom his old father said:
" 'Yes, George, I've decided to retire
from aotlve life and turn the business
over to you.'
" 'But, father, can't you work a few
yearB longer, and then we can retire
Wounds on man or beast should bt
healed by Hanford's Balaum. Adv.
' , Could Use Shovel.
There was a suden rush of work
and the foreman waB short of laborers.
Going out into the road he found a
muscular looking tramp loafing at th
corner. Here wa a possible reoruit,
"My man," said he genially, "do you
"What sort of work," asked the,
"Well, can you do anything with ft
The tramp suddenly beamed at th
"I oould fry a slice of bacon on it."
he said eagerly.
For galls use Hanford's Balaam.
The Bible Again.
"Daisy," remarked the teacher,
don't love your cat too much. What
would you do if it died you wouldn't
see It again."
"O, yes, I should see It in heaven."
"No dear, you're mistaken: animals
cannot go to heaven like people."
Daisy's eyes filled with tears, but
suddenly ehe exclaimed triumphantly:
Animals do go to heaven, for the
Bible says that the promised land It
flowing with milk and honey, and if
there are no animals where do they -
get the milk?"
The Old an
Dr. Isa&c Thompson t
i. botb a nMdr far wwfc, iaSsmd
M sad ma fatal er. wuh. Km,
ms ff Mil as. a nil hel, kM, ;t.
91 a ill ana. a br
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141 Rinr St.. Trej, N. Y.
He Knew Hie Son.
What the young fellow laaked in
brains the father made up in money
and the latter was very rich.
One day a well-wishing friend,
thinking to give the wealthy old fel
low 'a hint, said to him:
"Don't you think your son is wast,
lng his time staying here In this quiet
A grim smile flickered round th
old man's Hps as he replied dryly:
"Well, he might JuBt as well wast
it here as anywhere else." New York
British Tommy (somewhere In
France) Speak English Mooso?
French Shopkeeper But yes a
British Tommy Righto; then give
us 10 pounds o' spuds, an arnse &
baccy, a packet o' fags and a box-a
lights, and be slippy! Boston Trans
script, P. N, U.
No. 52, 1910
IWIEN writtos t aansttsMs, sbset a I
Influensa, P 1 a k
Distemper and alt
nose and throat
DW ' axpiMwd. '
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bnrtl amarenraa A. -a iki.
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