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Box 65, Salisbury, N. C.
Useful and Needful Articles as Christmas Gifts
Carrying snoVa large and varied stock of
FURNITURE AND HOUSE FURNISHINGS
As I do, it ia almost impossible to u a me m very item, so,
while 1 most likely have
something to exactly suit
your wants, merely naming
it would nofbnvey to you
a correct idea of its real
beauty sud value, heDce we
cordially invite all to come
and look our stock over.
There is hardly a household
but that is really in need of
some piece of furniture, a
set of dining chairs to make
the wife's heart glad, a new
table for the comfort of the
househould, a good strong
rocker for the father, a
good lamp to save y-. ur eyes
and make reading enjoya
ble, a picture to decorate, a
carpet for comfort, a bed. a
bed tick, a set of window shades, a bureau, a dresser, a toilet
set, etc., some of which it will not take one long to see an
appropriate use for, if uot a positive need, that can be sup
plied as a gift at this glad Christmas time. Come to see,
my prices are quite reasjnable. Very respectfully,
VJ. B. SUMMERSETT.
SOLID SILVER FOR CHRISTMAS GIFTS.
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43olid Silver Manicure Sets.
Sol d Silver Card Cases.
Solid Silver Purses.
Solid Silver Cloth Brushes.
olid Silver Puff Jars. v
Solid Silver Military Brushes.
Solid Silver Match Safes.
Solid Silver Hat Brushes.
Solid Silver Umbrellas .
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GREEN'S JEWELRY STORE, successor to Gorman & Green.
By MILDRED BENT.
PATIENTLY enough the family
had endured Frank Framely's
fads until he became a vege
tarian. An overindulgence in
turkey at the Thanksgiving feast had
been followed by fasting, repentance
and the adoption of the vegetarian
cult Steaks: gave place to salads and
lamb to lentils, wherefore the spare
pennies of the Framely youngsters
were,, invested in ham sandwiches and
smoked beef instead of cake and
It had been bad enough when. Frame
ly had adopted the thorough mastica
tion fad and the entire family had sol
emnly chewed its food to the loud
click of the metronome. It had been
worse when all hands slept In a tent in
the back yard because Framely had a
cold and feared consumption, but even
with an approved vegetarian kitchen
within half a mile It was difficult to
give variety to the menu with only
vegetables as a foundation.
The younger Framelys refused to re
gard ntit ragouts as fit substitutes for
their mother's savory sfews, and the
llutepitable soul of Mrs. Framely was
tried by the evasive excuses of those
who were invited to dinner. The poor
little woman considered it necessary to
explain that they were now vegeta
rians, and so anticipatory smiles faded
from expectant faces as the owners
thereof mentioned transparent previ
ous engagements suddenly recalled.
-Finally she pleaded with her hus
band for a turkey for Christmas, to his
great horror J
"Just for one day?" he repeated aft
er her. "My dear, would you plead
with me to feed my Innocent children
on a diet of poisons for 'Just one day?'
No. I have brdered a beautiful mock
turkey from the vegetarian kitchen.
They assure me that it tastes exactly
like tiie bird, and it is molded into the
same shape. The children will not
know the difference if they shut their
"But they can't eat their dinner with
their eyea shut," protested Mrs. Frame
ly feebly. Her husband regarded her
with mild sorrow.
"If only they might eat with their
eyes truly open," he lamented, "open
to the danger that lurks within the
dead flesh they would stuff their stom
achs with. Some day they will thank j
me for saving them from the evils and
miseries of the flesh eaters."
Framely adroitly made his escape be
fore his wife could find an answer to
Frank will like one of his mother's
pies for Christmas, though I will ad
mit that you do beat me on your crusts,
my dear. Now give me an apron and
IH help you with the turkey."
Mrs. Framely the younger shrank
from an explanation and, with the
statement that things only needed to
be warmed up, thrust the matter aside.
When her husband came in from
church with the children she slipped
it to put things on the table. When
the family cope into the dining room
she supposed, of course, that her hus
band had explained and so made no
comment when the old' lady set aside
her thick vegetable soup with the com
ment that she never" did like those new
But when tfie turkey was brought In
and set upon the table the old lady
"I don't see how you get your turkey
such an even brown all over," she said
approvingly. "Mine always burns on
the top. You know I like the second
joint and some of the white meat,
For an instant Framely went a sick
"Th?re is no white or dark meat," he
said faintly. "This is a mock turkey,
a mixture of nuts and vegetables, you
knovr. We have awakened to the error
of our ways and eat no more carrion."
"Don't eat carrion," repeated his
mother as she sliced a bit from the
strange mixture. "You eat this sort of
"The pure product of Mother Nature,
of the green fields and the healthful
sunshine," said her son solemnly.
"The last time I was here you were
chewing your food like a cow chews its
cud," remarked the old lady severely.
"That was bad enough, but -when you
make a mock of Christmas with your
mock turkey it makes me wish you
were young enough to be taken across
my knee again. Go get your hat. We're
going to a restaurant for a real Christ
"But, mother" began Framely, seek
ing to suppress with a glance the cheer
ing of the children.
"Do you remember when you were a
little boy about the age of little Frankie
here?" demanded his mother. Framely
nodded. "And do you remember how
good a drumstick used to taste, with
some giblet gravy and lots of stuffing
and cranberry sauce?"
"Yes, mother," he assented limply.
"Then go get your hat It's Frankie's
birthright," she declared.-
"Yes, mother," came for a second
time, but now there was gladness in
the voice, a hungry look In the eyes,
and his wife knew that another fad
Old Christmas Superstitions.
,. An old German saying Is that be
tween 11 and 12 o'clock on Christmas
eve water can be turned into wine.
The lamp or candle must not be al
lowed to burn itself out on Christmas
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"WE'RE GOING TO A RESTAURANT FOR A REAL CHRISTMAS
this outbreak, and toward afternoon
the mock, turkey made its appearance.
It resembled a gigantic candy favor in
shape aad color. The tinting of the '
outside had been rudely done and by
no means suggested the crackling skin
of the barnyard king bursting from the
pressure of the rich juices within. Sad- j
ly Mrs. Framely shook her. head as she
Shoved the bird into the icebox along
with the rest of the packages which
the wagon had brought and busied her
self with converting some meatless
"mince meat" Into pies.
Christmas day dawned somberly
enough m the Framely household.
Frank junior had thrown his carrot
cutlet to the floor and had been sent
from the table In disgrace, and Nellie
had invited a second outburst by tear
fully pleading permission to go to her
grandmother's, where they would have
a "real" Christmas dinner. Grand
mother was on the maternal side, and
Mrs. Oolford's Intolerance of her son-in-law's
fads was an ever ready sub
ject for acrimonious discussion.
To cap the climax, the elder Mrs.
Framely arrived unannounced during
the forenoon. '
"I was lonesome,' she explained as
she followed her daughter-iu-law into
the parlor, "so ii Just packed up some
mince pies and. some jellies I'd made
and brought them along. I guess
eve or there will be a death In the
family within the year.
A Magyar superstition is that any
one who eats nuts without honey on
Christmas will lose his teeth. Another
Is that a pillow turned at midnight
will bring dreams of a future lover.
It is unlucky to' trip on Christmas
The Sicilian children place penny
royal in the beds Christmas eve be
cause they believe it always flowers
at the exact hour of Christ's birth.
All children born at midnight on Dec.
81 will become great and famous.
LadyMy m:sban3 won't wear those
shirts I bought him for Christmas. I
didn't think he would. And now I'd
like to exchange them.
Clerk For what, madam? "
Lady Well, ' you might let me look
at some lace handkerchiefs and some
silver hatpins. Puck. v ,
His Popularity Explained.
"I don't see what makes that young
friend of mine so very popular," said
"Willie Wishington. MHe is In demand
for any number of Christinas parties.''
"That Is very easily explained," an
swered Miss Cayenne. "He is sojnear
siphted that he is continually mistak
ing holly for mistletoe."
SANTA IN BLUE
Child's Prayer to the Saint Answered
. by a "Cop."
JT was Christmas eve In a side
street of the great city and so
late that the last customer-had
left the dingy little shop, and the
light from its one window streamed
out upon the night like a lonely bea
con. It was a cheerful window as
such things go In poor side streets, and
a sumptuous Santa Clans, all glitter
ing in cotton snow and rainbow tinsel,
stood in Its forefront, loaded with the
AND, OH, SANTT, I DO WANT A DOLLY I"
pretty things that please children al
ways and especially so at Christmas.
Presently from a darker, poorer
street a tiny slip of a girl came timid
ly around the corner, and, glancing
about anxiously to see that no one
was in sight, she stole up to the win
dow of the little shop and began
feasting her hungry eyes upon Its
beautiful treasures. She was very,
very thin and pale, and her clothes
were but shreds and patches, yet her
eyes sparkled, and there was the Joy
of Christmas In her heart just to look
at the good things.
For a minute or more she stood with
her wan little face pressed close
against the glass, and then she drop
ped to her knees before this shrine of
Santa Claus and clasped her hands to
gether as we see pictures of children
at prayer. Her upturned eyes were
closed, and the light fell upon her
fa very softly.
In the shadow of the houses across
the street a big policeman stood watch
ing. Now he came stealthily over to
ward the shrine, with the child on
her knees before It As he reached
the curb he heard her voice, trem
bling and uncertain:
"Now I lay me down to sleep I
pray the Lord my soul to keep. If I
should die before I wake, I pray the
Lord my soul to take. And, oh, Santy
Claus, I do want a dolly and some
candy for Christmas! Amen!"
She had said the only prayer she
knew, and as she rose to her feet
again the policeman touched her on
the shoulder. She started suddenly
and would have run away, for these
street waifs fear the big policemen,
but he held her.
"Come with me," he said, and she
began to cry.
He took her into the little shop, and
when she came out again she held a
yellow haired doll fiercely to her thin
little breast with one hand and in the
other she carried Jwo bags of candy.
As she looked up to the big police
man he saw In her face what he had
seen as she knelt before the shrine of
Santa Claus, and he bent down and
kissed her good night. William J.
Lampton In New York Herald.
Christmas Pies. '
In England, Yorkshire is still the
stronghold of vast Christmas pies that
trace their lineage far beyond the Nor
man conquest into the dim feasts of
Saxon kings and Danish freebooters.
A rather quaint note, written in 1833,
makes mention of thacwains" (or wag
ons) groaning aborft Christmas time
under a load of these pies and adds,
"At such times the hostess of a well
frequented inn of the old school wDl
construct a pie of the circumference
rivaling her own, and the county news
paper will record its dimensions."
Ope such "hostess of the old school"
isv Immortalized by a famous though
slightly profane epitaph jn,a Yorkshire
churchyard running as'follows:
Here lies the bodyof Mary Ann Shoven.
She was versed in the arts
Of cakes, pis and tarts
And the mystical rites of the oven.
When she'd lived long enough
She made her last puff
A puff by her husband much praised.
Now here she doth He
And make a mud pie
In the hope that her crust may be
New York Evening Post.
Rural Repartee. .
"Sary," snickered young Ab Corn
tossel, "I kinder think I'll put myself
on th' Christmas tree fer you this
"If you do. Ah." Circled Sarv "thev'll
not take you off this year. They'll let
you stay there till you git ripe enough
In some Catholic countries there Is a
custom of dressing up puppets called
Christmas children, hiding them, on
Christmas eve, setting persons In quest
of them and giving a reward to the
THEO. BUERBAUMv BOOKSTORE,
SALISBURY, N. C.
READY FOR THE CHRISTMAS HOLIDAYS!
CALENDARS. Special attention called to large
line of beautiful calendars from 5cts to $5.00.
BOOKLETS for 5cts upT
BOOKS. Suitable for all purposes, for young and
old, for rich and poor, for everyone and all,
from 5cts to $10.00.
PICTURES, large assortment.
Toilet Cases, Collar and Cuff Boxes, Handker
chief and Glove Boxes,. Writing Desks, Work
FOUN TAIN PENS, from $1 .00 to $12. 00.
And Buerbaum makes the picture
irames tor the people.
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A Shot Gun or a Rifle
It will please the man and tickle the Boy
Special Holiday Prices
The Sporting Goods Store.
is the place
Co buy your
We carry a full line of
everything you may need
in the Grocery line.
We keep on hand Fresh
Candies, Cakes, Fruits,
Nuts, Canned Goods, Coun
try Produce, Dried Fruits
and all the Staple and Fan
cy Articles usually carried
in a firstclass Grocery Store
Your Patronage is Respect
Yours for a Merry Christmas and a Prosperous
D. M. MILLER,
111 W. Lines St.
Tinnmnnri ttt Jf
iMiMMi is gone,
TO-MORROW may be too late.
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All Novel and New,
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Guns, Velocipedes, Wagons Go-carts,
Hand Cars, Children's Chairs, Pocket
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plnte, Japanese Fancy Ware. Books.
0 Pictures, Lamps, China, Glass My!
jbjy'erything for santa claus and
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