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THE HENDERSON GOLD LEAF THURSDAY, DECEMBER 16, 1909.
The Gold Leaf. - THURSDAY. DEC. 1G, 1909. SANTA AND THE LITTLE MOUSE. By FRANCIS TAYLOR. ICopyright, 1909. by American Pre Asso ciation.) One Chriitmas eve when Santa Clans Cane to a certain house To fill the children's stockings there He found a little mouse. "A merry Christmas, little friend," Said Santa, good and kind. "The same to you, sir," said the mouse. "I thought you wouldn't mind "If I should stay awake tonight And watch you for awhile." "You're very welcome, lit tle mouse," Said Santa, with a smile. And then he filled the stockings up Before the mouse could jfi wink From toe to top, from top to toe. There wasn't left a chink. "Now, they won't hold another thingV Said Santa Claus, with pride. A twinkle came in mouse's eyes, But humbly he replied : "It's not polite to contradict. Your pardon I implore. But i: the full- est stocking theie I could put one thing more." "Oh, ho," laugh ed Santa, "sil ly mouse ! Don't I know how to pack By filling stockings all these years I should have learned the knack." And then he took the stocking down From where it hung so high And said: "Now put ir. one thing more. I give you leave to try." Tne mousie chuckled t o himself, And then he softly stole Bight to the stocking's crowded toe And gnawed a little hole. "Now, if you please, good Santa Claus, I've put in one thing more, For you will own that little hole Was not in there before." How Santa Claus did laugh and laugh ! And then he gayly spoke, "Well, you shall have a Christmas cheese For that nice little joke." THE DEAR OLD TREE. By FRANK H. SWEET. There's a dear old tree, an evergreen tree. And it blossoms once a year, 'lis loaded with fruit from top to rcct. And it brings to all good cheer. For if, blocsoms bright are small r a idles white, And its fruit is dolh and toys, And they all art free for both yo and ne If we re good little girls and boys. Ths Christmas Manger. In l-r:iM- may le almost universally tcrn r;i:-r(-tit:uiitis of the manner Id v liii ri n.-t was born, wit.i figures of Mary. Jo-v; h and the child Jesus, and nftle f-t!:ii2 near by. The symptoms of kidney trouble arenrin ary disorder, weak back and backache rheumatism and rheumatic pains and twinges, pains in the groin, etc. There in nothing as Rood for kidners and bladder trouble as DcWitt's Kidney and Bladder Tills. You may depend UDo'n them to rive entire satisfaction. They are antiseptic, act promptly ana so ud pain. nla by all Drug- It is better to be deceived occasion ally than to suspect everybody al me time. MORE DANVILLE PROOF. Jacob Schrall, 432 South St., Danville, III writ- "Fnr v , . , u i v. u v mi wj a nun c flUfferer from kid nor nni? hladai trnnKLt During the whole time was treated by sererai Jt A. . . ... uocvora sua inea several dinerent kidney pills. Seven weeks ago I commenced taking Foley'a Kidney Pills, and am feeling better J Ml . . m cverjr uaj ana wiu De spaa to ten anyone in lermieu jusi wnac roiey a Kidney rills for me." Sold by all Druggist. did m m CUHEMOVE They Usually Travel at a Walk While on a March. CAREFUL OF THEIR HORSES. Reason Why a Trot or a Gallop Might Prove Disastrous to the Animals. The Wagons and Supplies Going In to Camp at Night. ' People unfamiliar with the marching of troops frequently have the Impres sion I hiit iinuuted troops usually trav el at a trot or gallop while on a march. Iu the cavalry, however, the gait la usually a walk. There are reasons why It la not ad visable for cavalry to trot or gallop on its road marches. The trooper is re quired to carry his three weapons rifle, platol aud saber over a hundred rounds of ball ammunition, bis blan ket, shelter teuu canteen, extra horse shoes and sundry other articles, all of which add -onsiderable weight to that of the trouper This weight Is more or less concen trated at comparatively few points In stead of being uniformly distributed over the horse's back, so that at a trot. In spite of all that may be done to avoid It, the concussion at certain points Is considerable and If kept up tends to develop blisters aud sorer, on tue horse's back, which may Increase until the miimni is no longer fit to use. As the supply department furnishes but one horse to each trooper, differ ing in this respect from the mounts of the cowboy, who has as many as be i wants, a constant vigilance is required on the part of the captain while on a j long march In order to keep bis horses serviceable and prevent his troopers from becoming dismounted. This he accomplishes in part by marching at a walk whenever the cir cumstances will admit iL By means of the walk we make four miles an hour. says Captain William F. Flynn. U. S. A., in Forest and Stream, and as twenty-five miles is considered a fair day's march It is thus made in about seven hours, considering the necessary baits. The wagons carrying our supplies can go no faster than that, and there is rarely any advantage in reaching one's camping ground very much in advance of the wagons. It is customary with individual tour ists and campers upon making camp to turn their horses loose and either to watch them or else trust to luck In the matter of finding them again. We are not permitted to do this in the army. We always mean to provide grain for our animals on the march. aud when we are unable to buy hay en route and thus have to rely upon grazing we put each horse out uu a rope fastened to a picket pin driven in the ground. On the march each mounted man carries bis lariat and pin attached to bis saddle and as soon as be unsaddles seeks a good grazing place for his horse aud drives his pin iu the ground. The horse thus gets a limited area upon which to graze. The pins are changed once or twice during th even ing, aud as the horse stays all night on his rope he gets a pretty fair chance at the grass, after all. and when we want blm in the morning we can tiiuf him. The horses having Iwen unriddled and disposed of. the men then put up their shelter tents. A shelter tent is a convenient little affair made in two halves to accommodate nicely two sol diers. Eacli soldier carries his half aud bis pole with him on his blanket roll attached to his saddle, so as soon as he unsaddles he can select his "bunkle" and put up his tent. The of ficers tents are wall tents, carried In the wagons and cannot be put up till the wagons come in. As soon as that takes place demits of men put up the officerB' tents, get wood and water for the cooks. nndfthe latter build their tire and at once set about getting supper. Soldiers like to have their food well cooked; but. bet ter still, they appear to like it prompt ly cooked, and that camp cook is al ways popular who yells "Come uu: get it I just a little sooner than it is expected. ,00 the march we eat but two meals a day. After breakfast the rooks give each man a liberal samlwit-h hac-uii and bread. This the man hn-uises in his meat can and when tie gets ouu gry eats it. This constlnites his mid day meal. Supper over, a guard is iosted to look out for the safety of the camp, and the other men usually collect fuel, build a rousing tire, gather round it and amuse themselves by singing, tell ing yarus and cracking jokes upon each other till bedtime, which -mies pretty early with men on the march. The officers till In ttie time in nltout the same tuauner. On the march oue always has to rise early. There are so many things to bo done in order to get the cavalcade fai ly on the road that early rising is es sential. The guard rouses the cooks long before daylight, and by the time the horses are fed and brushed off the cook announces breakfast. After breakfast the tents are taken (low, wagons packed, the horses saddled, and the columu 13 once more on the march Tho Distinguished Man. It was the second time they had dined at the cafe, which was some what Imposing with its vaulted cell ing and its German decorations of plaques aud steins. A man kept walk ing back and forth through the room. He did this several times before he finally disappeared. "It seems to me," she whispered, "that I have seen that distinguished man before somewhere. Haven't I? "Xes," said he. "You saw him here the night you came to dine with me. He's the head waiter." New York Press. Hexamet hyleneteramlne. The above is the name of a German chem ical, which is one of the many valuable in gredients of Foley's Kidney Remedy. Hex amethylenetetramine is recognized by medi cal text books and authorities as a uric acid solvent and antiseptic for the urine. Take Foley's Kidney Remedy as soon as you notice any irregularities and avoid a serious malady. Sold by all Druggist. Many a coming man fails to arrive because he got cold feet shortly after starting. . Rich Men's Gifts Are Poor beside this: "I want to go on record as sav ing that I regard Electric Bitters as one of ttxt greatest gifts that God has made to wo man, writes Mrs. O. Rhinevault, of Vestal Center, N. Y., "I can never forget what it has done for me." This glorious medicine gives a woman buoyant spirits, vigor of body and jubilant health. It quickly cures Nervousness. Sleeplessness. Melancholy, Headache, Backache, Fainting and Duy Srwlla- annii hnilta nn .k . I ; nv-Bm, oiuu ouu sickly. Try them, 50c. at Melville Dorsey's. M1AS AND THE WHITE GOOSE By ELLA M. PLATT. ICopyright. 1309. by American Press Aaao . elation.) !HE little boy and the little girl j - sat at the breakfast table eat ing oatmeal and milk. ' - Their papa said to their mam ma: -A Christmas goose Is the best thing there is. This year we must have a Christmas goose." The little girl looked up at the little boy and smiled, and the-little boy smiled back. : , After breakfast the little girl and the little boy put on their caps and coats ,and mit tens and started off for the barn yard. They: met ' a Li?, n I d. fat duck. - "Are you the C ii r i s I iu a s f;ii()si'?" a s k e d the Sitt! tilrl. Tl!H '..'lig. old. fat lu-k shook her bead. They met a lii. Id. Tat hen. "Are you the Cli rix ( u n s jk""i'":" asked (lie liisle !;y. Uut the big. rcTTixo the wueatii old. f a t U e n os the goosk- , u i,u. her head. They met a big. oh!, fat guinea heu. -Are you the Christmas jrooseV" ask ed the little boy. The big. old, fat guinea ben shook her bead. They met a big. old, fat white goose. "Are you the Christmas goose V ask ed the little girl. And the big. old. fat whii goose nodded her head and fluffed her feath ers and stepped proudly with her flat, yellow, webbed feet. "Oh, goody T' shouted the little boy. "We've found our Christmas goose al ready." "Oh, oh. oh! 1 know something." said the little girl, aud she ran to the bouse just as fast as she could go. And when she came back she bad a lovely little holly wreath tied, with beautiful long red and green ribbons. They put the wreath over the head of the Christmas goose, and each held one of the ribbons. The Christmas goose waddled a 1 o u k proudly. The guinea bens piped, the ducks quacked and the hens clucked when they saw this fine sight. The little bo.. and the little girl led and drove the proud Christ mas goose oat of the barnyard to the green grove where all the lit 1 1 e Christmas trees grow. "WAIT A Ml.NUTE. CHRISTMAS GOOSE." "We must have u Christmas tree for our Christmas goose." said the little girl. "Yes, yes, Christmas goose," said the little boy. "you wait right here for us. Don't you muss your holly wreath, and dou't you muss your ribbons." The proud Christmas goose waddled gently to show bow careful she would be. The little boy and the little girl ran away fast to get the things for the Christmas tree. The little girl brought back some cars of red and yellow corn and a bunch of wheat and barley beads and a pocketful of oats. The little boy brought back two cab bages and a yellow pumpkin and some grain. The Christmas goose became so excited when she saw these things that she waddled too fast. "Walt a minute. Christmas goose!" cried the little boy. and he placed his things on the ground near the tree. "It isn't (mite time. Christmas goose." cried the little girl, and she fastened her things on the tree. "Now. Christmas goose." said the lit tle girl, "we will go and Invite all your $ friends to come and see our !ean- t t If ul trm. girl picked up her ribbon, and the little boy picked up his rib bon, and they led and drove the Christmas goose back to the barn yard. But it was bard work, for the Christmas goose wanted to turn her head all the time to look at the Christmas tree. At the barn- y a r d all the "COME. SEE OCi: CHltlSTUAS TREK!" chickens and all the duiks aud all the guinea hens stood still to admire the fine Christmas goose in her holly wreath and ribbons. Ob. chickens!" said the little boy. Oh. ducks!" said the little girl. "Oh. guinea hens! said the little boy "Come, see our Christmas tree!" said the little girL- The chickens clucked, and the ducks qiv-icked, and the guinea hens piped, aui they all spread themselves out In a long row and ran around and around tr .1 Ground after the little girl and the Utile boy driving their Christmas goose. The little boy and the little girl scattered corn and wheat and oats all over the ground around their Christmas tree. The chickens and the ducks and the guinea hens ate and ate and ate. The Christmas goose ate. too, but she ate very proudly aud Alone in Saw Mill at Midnight unmindful ot dampness, draft, stornm or cold, W. J. Atkins worked aa Night Watch man, at Banner Springs, Tenn. Such expo sure gave him a severe cold that settled oa his lungs. At last he had to give no "work. He tried many remedies but all failed till he used Dr. King's New Discovery. "After using one bottle" he writes, "I went back to work as w!l as ver." Severs Cold, atub born Coughs, inflamed throats and sore lungs. Hemorrhages, Croup and Whooping Cough get quick relief and prompt cure from this glorious medicine. aOe. and fl.OO. Trial bottle free, guaranteed by Melville Doreey. Big and Ltttla. We hang the little thieves and take our hats off to the big thieves. Ger man Proverb. 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TP BEST FUN Or ALL. raisHl her head every few minutes to Bhafce ber holly wreath. S Papa aud mamma came out to see them. . - ' -nelgh-ho! What's this! said papa. "Sjercy: What's all this?" said mamma.. '- -. "Thla Is the Christmas goose!" choured the little boy. "And the Christmas goose's Christ mas treer said the little girl. "And the Christians goose's friends!" said the little boy; Yes. and It is quite true, papa," said the little girl. . -A Christmas goose Is the best thing there is! Why, a Christmas goose is Just lots of funP "Yes. mamma." said the little boy, "a Christmas goose' Is the best fun of ail' Christmas Chimes In Many Climes. Christmas Is always a season of good wishes aud loving kindness. In America almost all little children hang up their stockings on Christmas eve. to be filled , by kind old Santa Clans. In Germany they make more of Christmas than we do in America. Everywhere - the Christmas tree is usM. If a family Is too- poor to have a whole tree, a single branch only will stand in a conspicuous place, hung with the few simple gifts. A week before Christmas St. Nicho las visits the children to find out who have been good enough to receive the gifts the Christ Child will bring them on Christmas eve. It is a very usual thing to see on a German Christmas tree, way up in the very topmost branch, an image or doll representing the Christ Child, while below are sometimes placed other images representing angels with out- spread wings. After the tree is lighted the family gather round It and sing a Christmas hymn. In England almost every one who can do so has a family party on Christmas eve. Young and old join In the games, many of which belong especially to Christmas time. From the ceiling of one of the rooms a large bunch of mistletoe is hung. If any little maid is caught standing under It the one who catches her has a right to take a kiss from her rosy lips. In Holland the little Dutch girl puts her wooden boe In the chimney place ready for gifts, just as the little Amer ican girl hangs up her stocking. And so in. some way all over the Christian world on the eve of the twenty-fifth day of December - the birth of our Lord. Jesus Christ is cele brated. Everywhere the Christmas chimes are ringing out the message the angels brought to Bethlehem- Peace on earth, good will to men. 3f f EXPRESS PREPAID TO We Lre the only whiskey house that macnufac tires ALL OUR GOODS ARE SOLD BY THIS LIST AND NO OTHER LIST --KAnheuser-Busch Beer, per 4 Dozen Bottles, Delivered, $5. Ifirif crate and empty bottles are put in Express office and shipped to th Ar.beusf r-IJus h P.n wii.s: Richmond, Va., and receipt sent back to us, we will return jou $1.00. Old R. W. Jones com Whiskey 4 qta 10 - years old. S4.CH) Old B. W. Jones corn Whiskey 8 yenra Old R. W. Jones eorn Whiskey 4 years old T 3.00 Old R. W. 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Nice line of stationery Box Paper, Envelopes, Writing Tablets, Etc., for the school children. Full line of Staple-and Fancy Groceries, Flour, Meat, Meal, Feedstuf fs, Etc. 4 Phono No ID 1 - Prepare Your Christmas Dinner On A "Buck's" Range. You'll have it prepared as you never had it prepared before and not only will Buck's bake and cook as no other stove can, but for its economy in fuel consumed, you will have cause to bless the day you bought a Buck's. . Full line of Heating stoves for wood or coal. Buck's Hot Blast and Buck's Base Burners head the list of desirables as heat producers and fuel savers. j j ; i J The "Buck's" Store wnere The Latest Price List our own corn Barrelled Goods. Cherry Wine... .... .......... Old Cherry 8 years old 3.00 ....4.00 . ..2 50 fort Wine. Scappemong Wine ... Claret wine, ... Blackberry Wine. Holland Gin... . Rose Gin........ ..... 2.25 2.25 w3.0Q 2. CO Bottled Goods. French Brandy Per qt. . 3.50 Cane Spring Rye 4 qts (bottled ia bond C. S. 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