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Tie Commercial, Union City, Tena. FRIDAY, DECEMBER 23. 1921. 17. II, FORRESTER CAFE and RESTAURANT Candy, Soft Drinks, Cigars, Tobacco and Everything Good to Where Qyality and Prices Meet We are again receiving plenty of BON AIR Cumberland Block AMD TRADEWATER COA . We are not handling any i inferior grades to sell cheap. Bundle Kindling UNION CITY ICE and COAL CO. phone: iso Dr. W. J. Jones DENTIST Union City, Tenn. 107 Church St. Cumb. Phone 214-J E.V.Youngb!ood,D.W GRADUATE VETERINARIAN Office: Coram 'i 14 very Stable Both phones: Office 220, Residence 312 THE MILLING HOSPITAL SEVENTH YEAR A Modern Surgical Institution. Competent Trained Nurses DR. W. A. NAILL1NG Chief Surgeoi j nion City, Tenn. Both Phone 41. iberland 461 Telephones: ity 262 . . . Dr. C. E. Upchurch DENTIST -' "Over Mrs, Arnn's Milliner Store Union City, : : : Tenn. nnnnnnonnonnn cm on g Indigestion g a a a a a a a a Many persons, otherwise U vigorous and healthy, are Q bothered occasionally . with Q Indigestion. The effects of a q disordered stomach on the system are dangerous, and " prompt treatment of lndlges D tlon la Important "The only Q medicine I have needed has ff, been something to aid diges- tlon and clean the liver," Q writes Mr. Fred . Ashby, a Q McKlnney, Texas, farmer. "My medicine Is Thedford's d DLACK-DRAUGHT a for Indigestion and stomach Q trouble of any kind. I have S2 never found anything that M f-J ; touches the spot, like Black- Q tZ Draught I take It In broken ZZ U : doses after meals. For a long M time I tried pills, which grip- Q ZZ ed and didn't give the good n U results. Black-Draught liver U n medicine Is easy to take, easy Q mm to keep, inexpensive." m m Ot a package from your i 5 druggist today Ask for and 4m insist upon Tnedlora stae M 13 only genuine. Q Get it today. 0 nu em on onnnnnonnoocn ion OMFolis Chi Chtisio HE Old Folks "de cided that It was time for them to be young again. So, they set up a Christmas tree In a corner of the big dining room. Santa Claus came bustling In and be gan to make things pleasant. bis belt mere was an alarm clock. Its bell was ringing like everything. This was to wake the Old Folks up. ' First, he called the roll, to see If they were all up and awake. . Then, he began to pick the presents off. the tree. " v-."t. Soon the room was gay th dOTs, horns ana jumping jacus. A doll was riding In her carriage. squeaking and rising up every few feet as she rode along. There was a talking doll, too. - She sang and talked when they pushed the buttons on her dress. There were hot dolls for cold nights and cups and balls for the Old Folks to ; play with when they could not sleep. The Old Folks all played with their presents. They blew on their horns, and amused themselves with the jump- lng-Jacks, and sent the moving toys running about the room all at once. But, after all, the Old Folks thought It wasn't so very much fun because there were no real children there. So they sent out to see If they could find some. - They found Lucy, Peter, Billy, Mary, Sally, Hilda, Ruth, and some other children, who all came, to see the Old Folks' Christmas tree. ' r Lucy told the Old Folks the story about her dog Trump. Trump was a tramp dog, but ha could do some tricks. He loved to be dressed up In a blanket, with a belt Then, with a berlbboned straw bat on his head, he would walk across the room upon his hind legs. After Lucy came Peter. Peter said that be did not know any stories, but once he carried the flag for the big boys' baseball team, and they let him go in to see the base ball game, free. Then Billy told a story. He said that once he sat up all night, waiting for Santa Claus to come and nil his stocking. That is, he tried to sit up all night; but Santa Claus didn't come and so he fell asleep In the dark. The next day the doctor came to see him. The doctor told him he had had "stocklngitls." Billy said, too, that when be woke op in the early morning and found that Santa Claus had forgotten to fill his stocking, he was going to throw himself on the floor and pound his heels on It and holler. But then bj0 happened) to remember how ugly his brother Harry looked when he ' did that So Billy thought he wouldn't; and he didn't Mary told about the songs she sang to her doll. She said that the song that ber doll red the best was: Th little do went to the market town, With one toot up, and one foot down; But when be came to a muddy place He jumped cm e e sn oven Mary said that she always Jumped her doll at the "jump" part.-; Sally thought that It was a long time since she had known a story, " 'most as lour aa the night before Christmas," but' she did remember a ride she once had on a little donkey. She said they had to send the old donkey on ahead to make the little donkey hurry. Then she remembered about the cats at her grandma's house. There was a big cat for the big mice, and a little cat for the little mice. Hilda told a story about a little blind boy she once saw. When she said, ber evenlns nrarar that night, her mother said to "What are you going to say. your prayer tonight, about that poor little blind boy you saw to-day t" So Hilda asked God about him. The very next day she took the lib tie blind boy a big orange. It was now Ruth's turn. "Once I asked a little girl If that was her sister." said Ruth. "The lit tle girl said : ' 't ain't a sister. It's a baby.' " One of the other boys now bad a story to tell "Once I saw a cyclone come around the corner of a street," he said. "A man had a tent there with a lot of dolls In it The man wanted to sell the dolls, but the cyclone took the tent right up Into the sky, with all the dolls In It. "Another man asked him : 'What are you making such a fuss about? Weren't your dolls for sallr and everybody laughed except the doll man." The Old Folks were having such a good time listening to the stories that they thought the children ought to have a good .time, too. So they took all their presents that had come off the tree and gave them to the little folks who had come In. Every boy and every girl had a toy and, box of candy Lucy, Peter, BUty," Mary, Sally, Hilda, and the others. Then, all the young Old Folks and all ; the children marched around the dining room singing. They sang "Merry, Merry Christ mas,"- and so the fun ended. J5ur I guess it didn't quite end then, elth. For, as the young Young Every Boy and Every Girl HadS Toy. Folks went out of the door and -down the street, the young Old Folks could hear them . laughing, long after, they turned the corner, ; - A ; Besides, the young Old Folks have been talkln? about their J'Old Folks' Christmas" ever since. ' ' 1 FESTIVITIES OF OLD TIMES fjm HE Lord of Misrule was an Impor ts tant functionary at the Christmas festivities or tnose longge times. An account of this Important personage has been preserved by the historian and antiquary, John Stow, who lived during the reign of Queen Elizabeth and during the first year of the reign of King Charles L and was, therefore, a contemporary of Shake speare. 'In the feast of Christmas," writes Stow, "there was In the king's house, wherever he lodged, a Lord of Misrule or Master of Merry Deports, and the like had ye In the house of every no bleman of honor or good worship. were he spiritual or temporal The mayor of London, and either of the sheriffs, had their several Lords of Misrule." At Cambridge university the Lord of Misrule was a master of art, elected to superintend the representation of Latin plays by the students, besides taking charge of their games and di versions during the Christmas season. A similar Master of Bevels was chosen at Oxford. In the Inns of . Courts In London, where the barristers had their offices and belongings, a Lord of ' Misrule reigned with great splendor, "being surrounded with ail the parade ' and ceremony of royalty, his guard of hon or, and even his two chapllns who preached before him In the Temple church." On the Twelfth day he abdicated his sovereignty, and we are informed that hi the year 1636, this mock-representative of royalty expended In the exer cise of his office about two thousand pounds from his own purse, and at the conclusion of his reign was knighted by King Charles I at White hall. . Saving the Leftovers. Instead of always frying up any left over potatoes, why not use them for hot tea scones? They only take a few minutes to make. To half a pound of cold potatoes add wo ounces of flour, and . a teaspoonful each of salt and baking powder. Knead them all together, then add just enough milk sour milk if you like toJrnake a stiff dough. Roll out and- "cut Into either squares or rounds with a pastry cutter or tumbler and bake on a tin In a quick oven. To Sweeten Musty Teapot To sweeten a metal or enamel tea pot which has become musty, fill It with boiling water 'and drop In a red- hot cinder, close the lid and leave for a short time. Then rinse out with clean water. 1 SANTA CLAUS LETTEI S Union City, Tenn., Dec. 12, 1921 Dear Santa Claus: I am a little girl about 4 years old and live on North Division street. I want you to bring me a little doll trunk, elephant bank, a little pair of scissors, a little green purse and a baby doll, doll buggy and cradle, apples, oranges and nuts. And bring my little cousins' things to my bouse as tbey will be here. Their names are. Robert Benton and Bernice Jackson. Melba Imogene Jackson. Union City, Tenn., Dec. 18, 1921. Dear Santa; I am a little girl 7 years old. 1 1 want you to bring a sleepy doll, cart, doll bed, safe, set dishes, stove, doll chair, some ABC blocks, a little dresser, a kitchen cabinet and table. Don't forget to bring a doll for my little sister, Ruth. Manie Belle Latimer. Troy, Tenn., Dec. 20, 1921. Dear Old Santa: I am a little boy 10 years old. - I want a monkey, pistol, fireworks, fruits, candy, and peanuts, oranges and anything you think I need. Your little boy -Cecil E. Kirk. , Dear Santa: I am a good little boy 9 years old. ' Please bring me a rubber ball, toy pistol, stopper gun, fire crack ers, apples, oranges and a big stick candy and a pair of gloves. Don't for get Uncle Charlie and little Hazel. Your Utile boy J. W. Kirk. Dear Santa Claus:. I am a little boy 8 years old. : I go : to :school Tand my teacher is Mrs. Forrester. Please bring me a pair of gloves, a top, a pistol, firecrackers and anything you think a little boy like me might want Your little boy Marshall Glenn Kirk. Dear Santa: I am a little boy four years old: am very good at Christmas time. I want you to bring me some candy, apples, a train and a wagon Bring little sister a doll; she can't talk Special Xmas Sale on Ladies' Fine Trimmed Hats, $4, $5, $6 and $7 Values, going at 1.48 and $1.98. Come and get you a Xmas Hat. S f We wish to express our thanks to each of our friends and customers for their liberal patronage during this year and wish them a very MerryChristmas and a Happy NewYear. Kaufman's Low Price Store THE SERVICE YOU WILL GET from this hand made storage battery will exceed that obtained from any other makes. This is due to the ex treme care with which the cells of this battery are made, the extra-sub-' stantlal materials, etc. Pay a little more and get double service. , McHTJGH BATTERY CO. yet, Remember papa, mama and all little boys and girls W. T. Osborne. , Dear Santa Claus: I am a little boy and am trying to be good. Bring me a a jack-in-the-box, toolset, apples,candy, oranges. Don't forget my little Ibrotber James, and daddy and mamma. I am your little friend Paul E. Thornton. Union City, Tenn. Dear Santa Claus: I am a little boy 10 years old and I go to school every day, I want you to bring me a stop per gun and a little wagon, apples, oranges, candy, nuts of all kinds. Your little boy Paul W. Frazier. Union City, Route 2. GibbB, Dec. 20. Dear Santa: I am a little girl 3 years old, and I have tried to be good so you would visit me. I want a big kewpie doll, and a doll with curly bair, that will open and shut her eyes; reed doll buggy and set of dishes and anything else you would like to bring me. Don't forget to bring plenty of nice fruits. Don't forget mamma, daddy, sister and my cousin, C. J. Hays. We will be at the Christmas tree at Gibbs. Your little girl Annie Ruth McDaniel. Gibbs, Dec. 20. Dear Santa Claus: As it is almost time for you to arrive, will tell you what to bring me. I want a kewpie doll, doll trunk, set of dishes, all kinds of fruits, nuts and candy. I go to school at Gibbs and am but five years old. Please don't forget my teacBer, Mrs. Bpicie McDowell,' and my Sunday school teacher, Mrs. William Kendall Iris McDaniel. Dear Santa: I am a little girl about 3 years old and will you please bring me a set of doll dishes, a jumping jack and a ruby ring, apples, oranges and candy and gum. Your little girl Edna E. Leigh, Rives, Tenn. Dear Santa Claus: I am a good little girl, 4 years of age. I want you to bring met'a big doll, a little bucket,' and some apples, oranges, nuts, candy and chewing gum Katherine Virginia Leigh, Rives. Tenn. Hickman, Ky. Dear Santa Claus: I am a little boy 9 years old and I want you to bring me a rifle, Roman candles and some fruits and candy. Will H. Latimer, Jr. Union City, Tenn. Dear Old Santa Claus: Please bring me a doll with cur ly bair, raincoat, overshoes, roachcorabv red rocking chair, set of. dishes and a set of blocks. I am six years old and study my lessons, so I would like a story Ibook, too; a doll and a bracelet; bringplenty of apples, oranges and candy. Don't forget my little cousins, Graynell and Estell Green, and my brothers. Genola True, Route 7. Dear Santa: I am a little girl four years old and I bave been good for the last month or two so you would brine; me everything I want. Please bring bring me as few things as you can. ' I just want a little rocking chair, ruby ring, kewpie doll, ABC books, a doll trunk and bed, and big basket of fruit, nuts, candy. Dorothy Bell Barbam. Hickman, Ky., Dec. 17, 1921. Dear Santa Claus: I thought I would write and tell you what I would like- for Xmas. I would like to have a lit tle gun, a little hatchet and a drum. And Santa, will you please bring me some iron works and lots of fruit and candy, if that isn't asking too much. Your good little boy. Dolphus Hicks, o Hickman, Ky., Dec. 17, 1921. ' Dear Santa Claus: Will you please bring me a pretty doll and a little- iron to iron my doll clothes and a- little broom to sweep with. And don't for get my little sister, I know she would like a doll and candy, fruit, auts, and bring me some too. Your loving little girl. Pearl Delaine Hicks. Dear Santa Claus: , I am a little boy . 6 years old. I have been- to, school some and I want you to please bring me, watch, knife, a little banjo, A - B ' C blocks: and if you can, a long pistol like those at Wehman's, some fire- r crackers and torpedoes, apples, oranges and candy and all kind of nuts, and don't forget daddy and mama. Your little boy. Clyde H. Prather, Rives, , Tenn., R. 2. Go to Mrs. Aran for a new hat at cut prices. She has some very beautiful new styles.