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VOL 1.   No. 1
NAKUSP, B.C., OCTOBER 15, 1914.
$2.00 A YEAR.
The Duration of
the War.
The public is already weary of the
war. The slow retreat of the
Germans ; the terrible lost of life; the
few facts disclosed; the tremendous
effect of the war on the whole world
all lead to the one question,—"How
long will the war test?" Before
forming an opinion it would be well
to considering the following points —
Germany is fortunately placed
between her two most formidable
military enemies:—Russia and France.
These two cannot join until either the
British gum possession of the Baltic,
or the Russians capture Dantzig,
Strettin and Kiel. Then why, we
may ask, does not the great 'British
fleet enter the Baltic, annihilate the
German navy, and thus pu^ an end to
the war. The answer is, that in
order to enter the Baltic Britain
would be obliged to leave half her
navy to prevent an escape via the
Kiel canal ; while >the other half
attacked a strong navy through the
entrance to the Baltic, composed as it
is of narrow straits, which favor easy
defence with mines and submarines.
Attack on the West coast of
Germany is practically impossible,
unless Holland should enter the war,
owing to the shallow nature of the
The retreat op the Germans
The present retreat beforw the allies
is no criterion by which to estimate
the length of the war. The sudden
attach on France wjs an obvious
move on the part of Germany to take
advantage of her rapid mobilisation .
she can mobilise, owing to her
splendid inter-communication in half
the time of any other nation. To
have struck a decisive jalow at the
French before the British had entered
the war would possibly have spelt vic»
tory. She is now retreating on her own
magnificent defences : one there only
a small portion of her present force
will be need on the French frontier ;
the remainder will be hurled against
the Russian invaders; with what
result is uncertain ; for we have yet to
see the German has lost his fighting
propensity for which he was famed
of yore.
Petrol Supvy.
Practically all the petrol of Europe
comes from the Caucasus in the South -
East of Russia; and although
Germany may have laid in a large
prior to the commencement of the
hostilities, that supply must be
practically exhausted. At first sight
this may not seem a very important
matter; but when we consider the
large supply of petrol necessary in
time of war to faeilt'ate transportation,
and to supply the air-ship fleet, we
may imagine whafr a deteriorating
effect its loss will have on the strength
of the German army.
Germany's Food Supply.
Undoudted Germany's weak   point
lies in Austria.    There the Russians
have proved themsevles the stronger,
and bid fair to take possession of the
Be Optimistic
Boost and be cheerful
Things are not so bad that
they could not bo worse.
Before grumbling, think of
the Belgians, a quiet, industrious and thrifty people,
whose suffering cannot be
properly appreciated at
this distance, and contrast,
their lot with y®iirs.
Look* even nearer home,
at the mining towns, which in
many cases are far worse off
than Nakusp and the Arrow
Lakes District. In a word, be
careful of the purse, bufr keep
things moving; help your
fellow man and boost Nakusp
Nakusp Conservative
Annual Meeting.
Servia and the Servians.
Servia is the laud of social equality.
It has no aritocracy or middle class.
Its afficials are peasants in gold braid.
Its people live well with little work.
In 1900 it is said there was neither
pauper nor workhouse in the country.
Servians would rather talk politics
and recite poetry than drink. What'
they like best are the sing song poems
that tell of there national heroes.
"Eveay true Serb lives as much in the
past as in the present." The greatest
patriotic outburst that has shaken the
nation in recent years was passionate
resentment toward Austria-Hungary
in 1908, when that country's annexion of Bosnia, and Herzegovina
waked Servia from a the dream of a
great union of all the Serds.
Hunters Happy
Season Opened with Good
Prospects for Sport
The shooting season for this district
commenced on September 1, and the
crack of the rifle is now constantly
heard in our forests and mountains.
The season for blue grouse willow,
grouse and ptarmigan extonds until
December 15 ; for duck, snipe and
geese until February 28. Deer may
be shot from September 1 to Dec 15,
but may bo sold September 1 until
November 15 only.
great Hungarian plain—the chief
source of Germany's food supply.
Three fourths of Austria Hungary's
exports go to Germany. Should
Germany be able to send sufficient help to Austria to hold back
the formidable array of Russian
forces behind the Carpathians, she
will soon find herself without food for
her enormous industrial population.
There is little doubt but that should
their food supply be cut off, the
German masses will themselves demand a cessation o> hostilities :vt any
price. , To this quarter we must look
if we wish to expect an early end of
the war.
The Annual Meeting of the Nakusp
Conservative Association, was held at
the Exchange Rooms, on Monday
evening, October 12 th,
Owing to the inclement weather
and the absence of sovpral mem hers
from the town, the attendance was
not as large as jt would have been
under more favorable circumstances.
Among those present were—L. J.
Edwards, R. H, Baird, A. W. Haigh,
L H. Rawlings, D- T Bulger, E. R.
Vipond, Thos. Reed, J. H. Vestrup,
F. N. Cox, H- L Rothwell. L; J
Fouchier, B. Parkinson, T. Sellars,
T. H. Bohart, C. B- Hamling, F.
Wensley, F. Mayo, C H- Diiley, and
R. A. Quance.
After a few brief remarks by President Edwards, regarding the work
accomplished during the past year,
and now pending the follow officers
and executive committee were elected
for the ensuing year—
President—R. H. Baird,
4 Vice-President—J. H. Vestrup,
Secretary—A. E. Haigh,
Treasurer—L. R. Rawlings.
Executive—T- H. Bohart, D. T.
Bulger, L. J. Edwards, B Parkinson,
E. A. Quance, Thos. Reed, H. L.'
Rothwell, and Thos Sellars.
Delegates to the Slocan District
Convention—L- H- Edwasds, A, E.
Haigh, L. R. Rawlings, and H. L.
Delegates to B. C- Conventiou at
Nanimo—D- T- Bulger and L. J.
Alternates—T. H. Bohart and
L. H. Rawlings.
After the election of Officers, Ex-
etives and Delegates, the newly elect
ed President R. H- Baird, took the
chair and in afe* well chosen remarks
Thank those present for the honor
and confidence placed in him, in
electing him to su^h a responsible
position, and would, with ^ho hearty
co-operation and support of the members of the Association, endeavor to
carry to a fruitful termination the
policies advocoted by his predecessors.
A hearty vote of thanks was given
to the retiring President, Mr. L. J.
Edwards, for his faithful and unceasing eflorts in the interests of the party
and district during his term of office.
Mr. Edwards responded in his
usual versatile manner ; thanking the
members for their kind assistancs and
support in the past, and urged them
to continue their s^ood'work and will
toward the Association-
Votes of confidence was passed
concurring in the administration and
policies of Sir Robert Borden and Sir
Richard McBride, and their ministry ,
and to Robert H. Green, M 11.. and
William Hunter, M.L-A-    i
Nakusp has not had any kind of
amusement to brighten the leisure
hours of the community, and for a
town of this size there should be some
weekly entertainment to brea* the
monotony of the every day routine.
Nakusp must have an attraction of
some kind—it will help the town.
It has come to hand that a Cinematograph Entertainment will be running shortly: showing the latest
War Pictures, and events from all
parts of the world.
There is to be a lively orchestra play«
ing throughout the Entertainment,
which will be run on the most up-to-
date lines, with every facility for the
comfort and enjoyment of the patrons.
The Hall will be illuminated during intervals by electric light,
and the programme is expected to
last about two hours. Rates
of admission has so far not been
determined. The Entertainments
will be run by Mr. W. W. Thompson,
of Nakusp, who wishes to remind you
that he will be showing tho most
famous Dramas and Comedy Plays
acted by the best picture-play artistes
Nakusp School Report.
Number in actual attendance—
Seniors   48
Juniors   45
Pencentage of  attendance   dnring
the month—-
Seniors    97%
Juniors   95%
The  following children   made   the
greatest progress during the month—
Seniors—Bernadino   Yoder,
Val Bulger
Juniors—Phyllis  Home,   <fc
Richard Fowler.
Mr. Donald Thomson, of the
Canadian Bank of Commerce Staff,
celedrated his L. 1st birthday on October 1, A few of Donald's friends
were entertained at the Bank Rooms,
and a very enjoyable evening was
The Ladies of the Town held a
meeting on Tuesday 13th, to discuss
a Belgian Relief Fund- They are
going to make clothing for the
Belgian Soldiers.
Nakusp Amateur Dramtic Club,
held their first meeting this season
yesterday evening-
/ Thursday, October 15th,
Page 2
THOS. ABRIEL, Proprietor
SUBCSRIPTION—$2.00 per annum
payable in advance. Single copies,
5 cents each.
25c. per inch per insertion, single
10c per line for first insertion, and
5c. per line for each subsequent ins-
etc, (Classified Advertisements,)—
lc. a word ; minimum 25c.
$2 an inch per month.
20c. per line per month.
—Special terms on application.
Published every Thursday. Copy
for Advertisements must be received
on or before Monday previous.
News of social events, or any ®ther
items will be gladly received for pub-
lication, if authenticated by sender's
name and address, (which will not be
printed unless so desired.)
Kindly address communications to
the Printer-Editor,
All Repairs receive Careful Attention
The Motorist (still at the wheel, to
pedestrian,   who he has hit)—J   say,
before  you go  if I   haven't .hurt  you
.too much, you might  start my bally
engine up again.—London Opinion.
•'The late Dr. Morgan Dix," said a
elergyman of New York had a droll
way of lightening grave subjects with
littJe humorous asides. Qnce I heard
him addressing a graduating class at
a medical school. He began in this
" Physiologists tells us, gentlemen,
that the older a man grows the smaller
,h'vs brain becomes. This explains why
the old man knows nothing and the
young one everything.
'•Is she good to the children ?"
'■Very.    She  lets   them   do   everything their father  doesn't waut them
to do."
The managing editor wheeled his
chair round and pushed a button in the
wall! The person wanted entered the
"Here," said the editor "are a
number of directions from from outsiders as to the best way to run a
newspaper. See that they are all
carried out."
And the office-boy gathering them
all into a large waste paper basket
did so.
"What is the difference betweeu
firmness and obstinacy ?" asked a
youug lady of her fiance.
"Firmness" was his gallant reply,
"is a noble characteristic of women ;
obstinacy is a lamentable defect iu
The complaint "Why have we no newspaper for the
Arrow Lakes ? "j;has been so frequently reiterated that we
have decided to try and fill this seeming " long felt want."
To do this with any success we must have your support,
which I feel will be freely given.
It is known to most people I believe, that a paper was
run in this locality with no little success seventeen years
ago. Then the population in the Arrow Lakes district
was small, and the channels of trade were^by no means
as wide as they are to -day.
New industries have sprung up. Nakusp has a shingle
mill which was only started this summer. Settlers are
coming into the Kootenays every year, and this will
necessitate new roads being made, and larger stores built.
Yet with all the progress that has been made," we have
had no newspaper for the people on the Arrow Lakes.
Now the complaint "Why have we no newspaper
for the Arrow Lakes ?" has been remedied by the publishing of the Advocate.
Many interesting articles will appear each week on
Ranching, Fruit Growing, Poultry Farming, and Gardening, etc., together with the ladies column and the latest
news from all parts of the Lakes.
A Paper for the people on the Arrow Lakes.
It is an axiom that everyone can run the paper better than
the editor can. Now, vjhen you -think of an improvement
let's know about it.   Help The Advocate.
" Reciprocity is a straw which shows which way the trade
winds are blowing."—Province.
Blowhard sat discussing upon valor
to his ragged cronies.
"I," he blew, "fear no man who
•'But thou fearest me," rasped a
midget vixen.    "Home with thee!"
Blue gilled, he followed his wife, the
crowd loudly jeering.
Within she turned to those who
soon filled the doorway.
"Mark ye," she blew, 'that it is I
who fear no man—"
"But thou fearest me," squeaked
the smallest mouse in the country.
Wtth a shriek- of mad terror Dame
Blowhard leaped chairvvard,
Whereupon the merry beggars held
their aching sides,—Lippiiicott,s
Flying Fish.
Interesting are the habits of the
flying fish, that queer the denizen of
the sea found principally in the region
of the trade winds. "Does it rise from
the sea like a bird P" you ask. No. It
shoots out of the waves like an arrow
and with outspreading wings sails on
the wind in graceful curves, rising
sometimesl one might say, to the
height of tifteen feet, but not often
so high, and then, lowering, it again
touches the crest of a wave aud renews
its flight. This operation may be
repeated till it coveis a distance, say,
of 500 yards in the case as the stoutest
ou the wing, though very often not
halt the distance is covered. A ship
sailing through the trade winds will
often be visited on dark nights by
flying fiish, which hit Hie sails or
rigging and fall on the deck, where,
of course they soon give up life.
St. Nicholas.
"He kissed me and I told, him not
to tell of it "
"And what did he do."
"Why it wasn't two minutes nefore
he repeated it."
The Forest Fire.
Beautiful   Arrow Lakes.
The Fire Fiend is out, magnifioent sigt,
Stout hearts are quailing and faces
grow white,
Darkly the smoke wreaths are circling
while banners af flame are tossing
on high.
Tho king of the forest writhes in the
Then  bows to the earth, conquer
at last.
Mirthless his glee as he crosses the dell
As the cry of the lost tormented
in Hell.
Louder his voice than the roar of the
When  cables  are broken and auchors
Wherever he turns with his scorching
He leaves a trail of ruin and death
Resistless as time he sweeps on his way,
Burning, destroying nor deigning
to stay
Till forest and pastures are swept with
his path,
And nothing remains as food for
his wrato.
Then sinking he dies 'neath a threat'n-
iug cloud
The smoke for a pall, the ashes his
People cannot possiblv live in the
vicinity of the Arrow Lakes without
becoming sincerely attached -to the
wild beautv of Nature running riot
on every side.
Yet, how mamy have lived for years
on these banks, which in places are
sheer mountain sides; (the haunt
of the bear, deer and coyote) interspersed with low-lying orchards at
the foot of the Gold Range, or
Selkirks, bearing in some places rich
harvests of fruit and other produce,
without thinking of the sources of the
blue waters that seem to reflect their
colour in the sky.
To begin with, the Arrow Lakes
are really only divisional names for
that portion of the Columbia River
that widens out into broadening
bays. Between the upper and lower
Arrow Lakes; for instance, there are
still again the " narrows" in some
places barely a mile across from
mountain range to mountain range.
The name " Arrow " is probably of
Indian origin, and has some quaint
meaning no doubt. To trace the
mighty Colnmbia River back from our
beautiful ranch, we must away far back
to some Rocky Mountain pass. We
have heard of the " Great Divide,"
one of those interesting and impres-
sive spots where the shelving ledge, or
fallen boulder decides the e'estiuy of
mighty rivers by changing the
direction of their baby rills so lately
liberated from the parent source.
Here we see a bright streamlet
separating into two branches; one
hastening East and Northward, to
end in Hudson,s Bay, its twin sister
tnrning down the Western slope to
lose- itself in the Pacific. The river
system of British Columbia is marvellously intricate. Turbulent and
tortuous streams all comimg altimately
to tho ocean, twist North, South, East
West in their course, just as the
irregular mountain bases which guide
them, shape thoir couise.
The sinuosites of the Columbia and
Kootenay Rivers alone are enough to
to fill one. with amazement. Born in
the same locality among the glaciers
of the Selkirk, they seem to have
quarreled, for both flow past each
other in opposite directions : coming,
however, at one point, so near a
reconciliation, that a canal a mile
long makes an effort to unite thein,
but, the breach grows wider. The
Kootenay flows South, and passes
into the United States, while the
Columbia journeys Northward to the
very edge of the Selkirk Range—but
only temporally—here a seperation
occurs for a distance of 300 miles.
Very much further these rivers unite
once more, entering the State of
Oregon as the Columbia River with
depth and breadth that makes its
progress royal, for it is navigable for
twelve hundred miles. In its passage
as you will see, it has been our
•' Arrww Lakes," and its varying
beauties amaze one whether on a
cloudless day with sapphire setting of
sky and water one passes along its
winding ways*by C.P.R. Steamer,
drinking in the grand scenery of
mountain and orchard, so near the
decks of the boat, and occasionally
obtaining fleeting glimpses of grazing
deer half hidden by bracken, or
complacent wild duck breasting
the tides ; or watches from the safety
(Contiuued in next column)— Thursday, October 15th.
Page 3
Tea Drinking.
Tea drinking was first practised by
the Chinese in their efforts to find an
appetising substitute for ordinary
water. The history of drinking tea
if more generally known, might lead
to the use. of this most valuable drug
in a more healthful way than is usual
at present.
Experience having taught the
Chinese that unboiled water, through
accidental pollution, etc., was unhealthy, they tried boiling it, and
then later began flavoring the water
with tea-leaves to relieve it from its
insipidity. This is how the use of tea
as a beverage first began.
There are however two destinct
differences between the Chinese
method of drinking tea and our own.
In the first place, the Chinese never
drink tea with their meals, but only
alter the meal or between meals. In
the second place, their tea is prepared
by pouring boiling water over the
leaves and then immediately pouring
it ofl again. When the tea is prepared in this way, the resulting fluid
contains a minimum of the tannic
acid which is so prominant a charac
teristic qf the tea " drawn" in our
western way.
An important point to remember is
that tea should be correctly brewed,
and it should never be drunk with
any auimal food, whether fish flesh,
fowl or egg, as in the combination
with these substances the albumen of
the animal tissue forms with the tannic
acid of the tea a leathery compound,
which will defy any gastric juice in
its efforts to digest it.
'•Hold, hold ! " cried the star. -'Billboards in our meadow scene 3 That's
carrying commercialism a bit too far.
"Commercialism, nothing," said the!
stage manager     'Tm a realist, I am ;
and I want that meadow to look like
a genuine one.—Tit-Bits
A careful mother whose baby had
fallen asleep in his carriage in the
park found in seeking to make him
comfortable that the sun was shining
irotn one direction aud a cold wind
blowing from another. After careful
considertaion and numerous turnings
she decided to risk his tightly closed
eyas to a little sunshine rather than
expose him. to the chilly breeee.
As she seated herself a stern voice
"I don't no who your mistress
is" it said, "but I shall make it my
business to find oui and report you to
her. The idea of you risking this
baby's eyes in that sunshine ! I am a
doctor's wife."
Several times did the careful mother
attempt vainly to interrupt avid explain.
Then *•! am grateful for your interest,
madam." she said, aud I happen to be
this cfhld's mother. Also I too am a
doctor's wife and a nurse as well.1'
As the stern voice moved on she
turned to another careful mother on
the bench.
"I knew this coat was old," she
said, 'but do I look as bad as that P"
—New York Post,
Do you want your business
to grow ? If so you must
Advertise, To Advertise, is
to bring yonr goods before the
public and keep them thera
Though your business may
be prosperous : to keep it up
to the Standard you must get
in touch with the outside
You say 1 " Your business
is   steady,   and   there  is  no
need [ forJyou to   advertise."
That is where you are wrong,
for there is  every need  for
your business  becoming one
of the leading firms, which is
not  possible without the use
of advertisement.
"/ Advertisement is the medium to success."
Why hesitate to place your
stock oefore all. You cannot
acquaint the public to well
with your bargains and new
stock. If you are a live man
you will advertise and see
yourself grow. The man who
has not taken the advantage
of increasing his trade
through the channels of advertising has over-looked a
Valuable asset.
Advertise in the
of a ranch the gray sky heralding an
approaching storm. The occasional
flights of wild geese, or the choppy,
seething waters occasioned by melting
snows, and gathering impetus as they
carry flotsam and jelsam swiftly along.
It may be said that no regulations
and no precautions can avail against
fog. That is too hasty and too sweeping a conclusion. Fogs, of course,
cannot he prevented; but disaster
need not follow upon fog. It is commonly due either to ships persisting
in moving during fog or to some
avoidable blunder in nayigation. The
blunder in navigation is usually the
result not of lack of skill but of a
defect of temper. There are sea-hogs
as well as road-hogs, and there
are obstinate captains who will imperil their ships rather than deflect
from their course* rhi» sort of tiling
can be corrected by setting up a better tradition., and if neeessay by
punishing sternly whereyer it can lie
proved. Tne larger question remains
whether ships ought to proceed in
fog. That must always be a very-
risky business along the great waterways of the world like the Channel
or along a river. There is no rule to
guide captains. On the one hand
their owners want them to make a
quick passage ; on the other hand,
they have no assurance that ;f they
stop other ships will do likewise. Under such circumstances there is
strong temptation to push on, and
be actually safer than stopping.
Clearly, it regulation is practicable
this is a case for international regulation.—London »>aily News and
Leader   -
How  to   Reduce
High Cost of Living
Is the aim of the Good Housewife
at  present
We will help you solve the
We have a nice fresh stock of
New Mackinaws
Sweater Coats
Sox, Underwear
Shirts, Etc.
Just arrived for the Fall Trade
Drawing Books
Pens & Ink
For the School Children.
When answering Adverts   please
mention the Advocate.
Strong Boots
For the school boy and the
working man.
We make a Specialty in the
Lumbermen's Trade
Nakusp Trading  Co. Thursday,"-October 15.
Page 4
By Boat and Train
Nakusp's Excellent
Transportation Facilities
Time Table
C.P.R. STEAMERS leave Nakusp
daily as follows :
11.35 a.m —For Arrowhead, Revels-
toke and intermediate points
12.40 p.m.—For West Robson.Nelson
and intermediate points
C.P.R. STEAMSRSarrive daily at
Nakusp as follows :
i'0.00 a.m. from West Robson, etc..
12.35 fnom Arrowhead, etc.
;   C.P.R.  TRAINS   every   Monday,
Wednesday and Friday •;.
Arrive  Nakusp  at   11.15. a.mr from
New Denver,. Slocan City,. Rossland,
Kaslo and intermediate points
Leaves Nakusp at 13 o'clock for same
Closes daily for the North at 10 a.m.
and for the South at 11 am.
Nakusp, B. C.
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Send la yotir
Advocate Office.
Not far away
Now is the time
to order!
Come and see our
Per i.oo dozen
upwards. Regular
lines of Xmas Cards
and Xmas Postcards
Nakusp Drug Store
0. W.   WAKELIN,   Manager.
Nakusp, B. C.
r   ' V
"It's never too lata- to mend."
Advertise in the Advocate.
I Job Printing
&  - ——rr=r:^	
f~\ur Printing Office is no1» well «
equipped with material, and we are
prepared to execute your orders with
care and despatch. Yon get your
itoork done fight here in cN^kusp ;
no tedious Waiting, and our charges
will compare favorably with those
of larger tolfrns*     Give us a trial*
Advocate Office
j nakusp, b.c:
A Swiss prison appears to be the
very place in which to spend a cheap
holiday, as you have practically all
you want—a comfortable cell, central
heating, electricity, good1 food', a fair
quantity of wine or beep and tobacco,
and a library. You can learn a trade,
have plenty &t exercise, and there is
little work to do in return for all
these advantages.
H ...._-  i %t
A"COOL"SMOKE-.      '
Traveller (taking a well tilled: cigar-
case> : "FlardoH rue, but have a you
match ?
Seedy individual (suggestively):
" Yes, but I have nothing to smoke."
Traveller :" Then you won't need
.he match."
Wants, To Rent-
Sabbath Services
Various Denominations
Provide Spiritual Food
for Nakusp Residents
munion 8 a.in ; Evening Service and
Sermon 7.30 Sunday School at 11
every Sunday morning.
PRESBYTEB IAN-Evening >Jer-'
vice every Sunday at 7.15 ; Sunday
School every Sunday at 10.15 a.m.
METHODIST—Morning Services
at 10 30 on 1st and 3rd Sundays in
the month ; Evening Service at 7 and
.Sunday School at 2.30 p.m. on every
Sunday in the month.
Every 1st Sunday in the month.
Confectionary Store
Lunches, Teas,  Soft
Get this couplet in your pate
Advertise in The Advocate
As the summer sun filtered through
the lace eurtains, the boarding house
sitting room looked almost cosy and
attractive. The brightness a»d comfort thawed the heart of the oldest
In an p:*pansive moment be tajfasd
towards the  landlady,   was his   only
companion in the room, and,  clasping
her hands fondly, murmured.
I    "Will you be my wife f"
The woman bid not start nor blush.
No maidenly coyness %hone from ber
clear, cold eyes.
"No sir," she replied, with calm deliberation. "I'jfi sorryT bat I cannot
marry yen. You ve been here four
year and are much to good a boarder
to be put on the free lists n-—London
A ring on the telephone drew the
oilice-boy. <<
" A lady to talk to you," said be to
the senior partner. The senior partner took up the receiver and stood at
the 'phone for several minutes. Then
he laid the receiver down and went
back to his desk. Five minutes later
he raised the receiver, said a few
words, and" presently hung it up.
Then he turned to his partner
"It was my wife," he explained.
' ■ She was still talking and had'nt
missed me."—Penny Pictorial.
The inpector arrived1 at the school,
and the g»ar»is*'li.ori WQs in full swirve.'
The small child* was asked :
"What are the chief products of our
Indian Empire ? "
And the unhappy infant nervously
proceeded to reel off the list she had
got off by heart.
" Please Sir, India produces curries,
and pepper, and1 rice, and citron, and
chutney, and—and—and—"
"Yes, yes," said the inspector im-
patiently- ,
"What comes after that?"
"Well you tell her what comes
after that."
"Please Sir, india-gestion f
Austria is tho only empire which
has never had colonies or even over-
possessions, in any quarter of the
earth. Her ambition has betherto
been purely continental,
"What a row your children make!
Where is their mother ?"
"She's gone to attend a meeting on
the duties of women 1"—Pele Mele.
"Sweet are the uses of Advertisment"
Advertise in The Advocate
©peper If ou§e
Nakusp, B.C.
One of the largest Halls in
the Kootenays. Good Stage,
Scenery and Lighting. Fine
Floor for Dancing. Splendid
Piano and Player-Piano with
up-to-date Music.
At liberty for Meetings, Concerts,
Dances, Theatrical Performances, etc.
For vacant dates apply to Proprietr :
TFOS. ABRIEL, Nakusp, B.C.
When answering Adverts please
mention " TnE Advocate."
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