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setting forth the
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fer, and insert it.
in the GOLD
LEAF. T h u 8
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iness, yon can
To reach . the
people of Hen
derson and sur
try, let them
know the induce
ment you hold
oat to get their
trade by a well
IN THE YEAR.
Then 60 Ahead.
Tki 60LD LEAF
TBiD R. MANNING, Publisher.
Oa.s.ox,i3st, Carolina, Heaven's Bxessiuntq-s tte3sti Her.
SOBSCEIPTIOH $1.60 Cash.
HENDERSON, N. C, THURSDAY. JANUARY o, 1011.
mm NEW YEAR
ID 1 make any New Year res
olutions V repeated the bach
elor girl. "Yes, one. Want
tn know? Oh. well. I don't
mind telling you. I've made up ray
mind to spend next Christmas differ
ently. "1 Intend to make an altogether dif
ferent disposition of my presents here-ufn-r
The plccs that knew them
fhall know ihem no more, mid the
., i mi iircsfiiis have
U IKII'I I !- . t
t.v-r been. s t-'oing to blossom with
You . it la this wnv: When I sat
down to think it all ovi-r the worry
and tuns n nd the money I spent-1
cume to the conclusion Hint, outside
of the in-arvst and dearest. I gave only
three or four gifts that were really
worth while-that la, that gave me any
actual happiness to give and brought
real Joy to others.
'These three or four were the things
I gave to-well. It doesn't matter
h&V J J
"OH. WELL. 1 WIST MIND TELLING YOU."
whom, hut they were people who sad
ly needed them, who didn't expect
then 1 and who couldn't make auy re
turn except a broken gratitude that
hurt you to listen to
Why. no. certainly I'm not crying.'
and the hachelor girl smiled dashingly
through moist eyes -nut I don't mind
telling you It was the happiest part of
my Christmas. And hereafter those
are the sort of people I'm going to give
"I thluk 1 shall write a Jolly little
note to each of the relatives and friends
with whom I usually exchange pres
ents 1 shall send these notes long
enough before Christmas to forestall
anybody's buying presents for me.
"In the notes I shall convey my best
love nnd my Christmas wishes. I shall
also explain why 1 Intend to send no
present this year-that 1 purpose mate
lng all my gifts to those whose only
claim upon me Is their need. I shall
add that I am certain they will like
this original method of disposing of
their gifts. And I shall further say
that If they want to make me hap
py and to enjoy the Jolliest kind of
Christmas themselves they will please
take the money they had Intended to
peud on me nnd do likewise with It.
In this way every dollnr we give will
be well spent and make somebody
"So that's my New Year resolve. Un
selfish? That's all you know " The
bachelor girl laughed. "It's horribly
selfish. Didn't 1 tell you was going
to do It merely because It made me
MARRYING EN MASSE.
Curious Now Year's Cutom of Plou
g8tl of Brittany.
Some curious and distinctive mar
riage customs prevail among the IMou
gastels. a strange race of people
(thought by some to be of Asiatic ori
gin) Inhabiting Plougnstel Dnoulas, In
Brittany, who are great strawberry
growers. They are also noted for In
icrmnrrylog exclusively with each oth
r. The alliances, which are engineered
l au intermediary known as the bas
r:tluine. all take place on one day.
usually the first Tuesday of the new
ear. The basrnlnlnes start their cam
piigu In Septetuter as soon as the har
Ust Is gathered In, demauding on be
U:Uf of the Intending bridegroom the
hand of his bride elect.
The courtship is theu authorized and
ptoceeds Ith ardor during the dark
months which follow. Last year twen
ty three couples were tnarrifd in the
parish church on Jan. S.
After the ceremony come dancing
nnd feasting. The great dinner whhh
Is served at the uuuierous inns begins
at 2 o'clock and lasts well ou to mid
night. The favorite dish Is tripe, and
AD inordinate quantity of alcohol Is
consumed oue would like to know
with what results
The whole plae is es fete, and there
are never fewer than 2.0CO guests.
After the orgy the united couples re
pair to their separate homes. They do
not take up their Jolut life until the
following evening (after the service
for the dead and a second feast), when
they are escorted to the bridal cham
ber by 8 large contingent of grooms
men nud bridesmaids, to whom soup
and cakes are presented by the newly
I 1 -1
Look For the Bee tiive
On the package when you bny Foley's
Honey and Tar for conRtas and coble. None
genuine without the Bee Hive. Remember
the Dame. Foley's Honey and Tar and reject
any pubstiup3. Sold by all druggists.
TTAIEIT EJ JAM. 7flK
A pi ftp
ini iLD 1,
Note Some of Our Prices and Compare Them
What i ott
For These Goods :
R (Boosis WM he (BBiiaiB'gedl. EueHMmg SoM Fob' (Sash.
A Rare Opportunity is Now Presented You to Save Money on Such Goods.
B. S. ARJONSON,
. J& nf
YEAR'S EVE came Hght
lu the middle of a series of
protracted uieetlngs" which
nua ueen star tea m a mno
church lu the northern part of Indiana
seme twenty-five years ago, The
faithful few bad boon cntherlng iilght
after night for a month, and not more
than a dozen persous had knelt 11 1 the
mourners' bench. Including th r '
lc backsliders. Wheu the oiH'.w:e;
hymn was aunouiHtd nil the sent h i I
leeu taken, and 11 dense crowd of l.ty
and young men occupied the .pat-e 1 '
tweeu the diwr nnd the bin r-nr of
As the hours slipped by nn! th-. end
of the old year approached the service
changed Into a season of prayer and
testimony. The little chx-k which
hung on the wall behind the pulpit
finally pointed to 11 o'clock, and the
"GET DOWN ON TOCK KXEICH OU I'LL BHW
YOU A LIVE I"
Earl & Wilson Red Man Collars, Regolar Price n Cents, at 8 Cents Each.
Burt & Packard Korrect Shape $4.00 Shoes, Sale Price $3.00.
Aroosoini Shoes, $3.50 Grade, $2.75. $4.00 Grade, $3.00. You Know What They Are.
A&x. $1.00 satins $r5rt.s $bs75 csjjw
ALL 50 CENT FOUR IZST SZISTIDS ZSTOW 25 OEISTTS.
10 CENT COLLARS, SALE PRICE 5 OENTS. COLLAR BUTTONS AT 1 CENT A CARD.
CAPS, ALL STYLES, ALL SIZES, FOR MEN AND BOYS, AT 15 CENTS.
Men's Suits, all $15.00 Suits at $10.50; $10.00 Suits at 7.50; 8.50 Suits at 5.50.
$3.50 PANTS AT $2.50; $2.00 PANTS AT SI .75.
Children's Suits at Cost; in fact every article in . the house will be sold at cost.
Wc Mean Just What Wc Say-Nothing More-Nothing Less.
mo Goods Will be Reserved. First Come, First Served. C
preacher arose to make one last su
premo effort to reclaim somo soul from
eternal torment. At his direction the
most zealous members of the congrega
tion left their seats and mingled with
the :udlence. looking for a chance con
vert. It was at this critical moment that
an unlooked for Interruption disturbed
the passing of the old year and marred
tho peacefulnehs of the meeting. Deu
cons Wiley aud Mills had been so bold
as to approach the godless crowd
around the door and suggest that there
was too much laughing and talking.
They had eveu dared to tell two or
three of the leading spirits that a fail
ure to presen t order meant ejectment
from the church. The sound of loud
talking suddenly reached the can of
the worshipers, and all heads turned
toward the door. Loud curse and
angry word, uplifted fists and stamp
ing feet told that a fierce struggle vai
taking pl;w e. Out of the tangled mass
presently came Ieacons Wiley and ,
Mills, each In triumphant possession of
a panting, disheveled, fighting prison
er. The culprits were tho sona of
their captors, and against all their
kicking and squirming they were
forced slowly along the aisle on each,
side of the church to tho mourners'
bench, fighting every Inch of the way.
"iJet dowu on your knees, darn your
picture!" commanded Deacon Wiley,
seizing his son by the shoulders and
allowing his indignation to gala the
mastery. "Get down on your knees or
I'll skin you alive when I get you
"Keep your seats, brethren nnd sis
ters," exclaimed Hev. Ebeuezer Ilar
ker. "Thifr young man is sorry for
what he has done, and we may yet
save him from the wrath to come."
There was a suppressed titter from
those who took tho preacher literally.
Sam Wiley, the wildest scamp that
ever robbed a watermelon patch, look
ed at hla father's stern, unyielding
face and felt the grip tighten on bis
shoulders. lie cast a furtive glance
toward the women's "amen" corner and
saw his mother's eyes filled with tears.
He turned to his right and saw his
companion in misery, "Dlddy" Mills,
crying like a baby. Just for a moment
be stiffened with pride, and then he felt
$ I lis ratuers strong arms iorcing unu
s I down on hi knees. At the same time
"Dlddy" Mills went down under the
pressure on bis shoulders. ,
"Who will bo tho next to come for
ward?" shouted Ilev, Ebenezer Ilarkcf,
dancing back and forth before the pal
pit with a joy he could not conceaL
"The Lord bless thews young men who
have een the ertor of their ways. Iet
us all unite In prayer."
Everybody prayed. Deacon Wiley
leading the low, murmuring chorus'
with a fervent entreaty to hl son to'
forego the wlckedne of the world and
unit with the church. When Deacon'
Wiley ceased Deacon Mills began to
pray aloud for his wayward boy. Itj
was very funny to the crowd around
the door, but after awhile soTDHMcgT
I !--. IXJ 1 1U iUUftQ turn . . ,
Mills' high pitched and qoavetlfig ow
i2 I arose in prayer, and wa a path'
In her atteal th-w cd t-r--Wta
the eyes of the rwugtut rowtly to the
crowd. Sister Wiley, unM to retrs1n
bvr emotions, joined her cries with
those of SUter Mills. Suddenly a wave '
of iurreasel excitement swept through
the congregation. Two of the tough-J
est young tnen of the town walked
O slowly down the aisle and knelt at the J
low railing. They were hardly down,
mben two more came forward. i
- No- C
Buch a revival was never known be-
fore In the history or tie courcn as me
one which s?artel with the watcb meet
ing that night. Ilev. lit-nezer Harker
said to himself that It was due to his
powers as an exhorft-r. Two mothers I
beUeved In their hearts that the efflca-1
ey of prayer bad been demonstraiea in
wonderful manner. I'ut suprxjse
thos muscular fathers bad remained
toaeflTe. Would the protracted meet
bags have lasted another week?
ebronk; kidney di- j
orders, for snnoyiuir sad pmtal nrmary tr- i
rga'.rities tk FoWy kidtH-y PUU.. Ao !
botwt and efieetivs miwtne tor kidney and.
blaJdr uorJrs. oia oy n arujtgw-
Th date on your address label In
dicate th tlm to which your ub-j
terlptlon ! paid.
Read and advartlae In Geld -eaf.
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