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^'N.ta«h, i« tki_ brosl. reliable;
iFtff sale by
he McDowell, Atkins,j
Watson Co., Ld.
Jurritt Block, Mount Pleasant.
|Aj  _MT> Full Line of Lowney's Chocolqies.	
Mt. Pleasant Advocate
$r per year, Six Months 50c, Three ilonths 35c, Single Copy 5c.
Devoted to the interests of    Mt. Pleasant, Central Park, South Vancouver.
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Established April 8, 1899;   Whole Number 365.
rtOUNT   PLEASANT,   VANCOUVER,   B.  C,    SATURDAY   May   14. 1904.
The Arcade or Qranville Street
For Light Lunch
I Fresh Oysters, just in.   Baked Apple*—like
1 with ! ure Cream.   Genuine Boston Baked
Open from 7:30 a. in., to IS p. m.
Sunday from 9 a. m.   to 19 p. m.
Sixth Year, Vol. 6, No. 5.
Local Items.
Persons having Friends or knowing of. I
Strangers visiting on lit. Pleasant I
will confer a great favor bv Informing I
The Advocate. t
The McGuaig Auction and Commis-
[riou Co., Ltd.,next toCnrneige Library,
lastings street, buy Furniture for Gash,
Jonduct Auction Sales and handle
Bankrupt Stocks of every description.
■Satisfaction guaranteed.   Phone 1070.
Mrs. Chalmers from Eastern Ontario,
lis visiting her sister Mis. Johnston of
Wit th aveuue.
Mrs. Howard Barker, noo Miss Altoe
iPowell, will hold her post-uuptial re-
leoptiou on Wednesday and Thursday,
118 and 19th, at her homo Hastings
■street, east.
The Mt. Pleasant "Advocate" on sale
at all the Newsdealers in the city.
Police Commissioner F. Busconibe is
home from an absence of several months.
Mr. and Mrs. P. G. Feuton have
moved from their lute residence Eighth
avenue to 280 Eleventh avenue, east.
Mrs, H. T. Devine of Sixth avenue,
Iwifo of the Assistant Oity Treasurer,
laud youngest sou, left Wednesday for
[Ottawa, Toronto and other Eastoru
Icitjes on a three mouths' visit.
Mrs. W. W. Merkley has received ber
If ull stock of Spring. Dress Goods.
J Blouses, Hosiory, Ribbons, Veil-
ling and Fancy Neckwear LadieB'
land Children's Hats, very stylish. At
lliving prices. Romomber the place:
lMerkley'8, Burritt Block, Westminster
Ex-Alderman Brown of Ward IV., is
[having a largo dwelling built on West-
Imiuster aveuue, between Fifth and
[Sixth. Mr. Wm. Brown of Fifteenth
I avenue is the eon true tor.
Two of British Columbia's most, experienced Missionaries will preach iu
I the Mt. Pleasaut Methodist Ohurcn on
[Sunday. Rev. Thos. Crosby of Snrdis,
I will preach iu the morning, and Rov.
[ 0. N Tate of Oowichan, in the evening.
BARGAIN.—Tent   8x10
I wall; prico .8.    Practically
used a few days; enquire at'
I Office.
feet, 2-ff.
lew, ouly
Rev. A. W. McLeod will preach at
both services iu tbe Mt. Pleasaut Baptist
Chnrch 041, Suuday. In the morning
"Open Air Preaching" will be .up for
consideration, in the ev-inuK a
Memorial Service for the late Israel
Trudgeou will bo held. The Choir will
furnish appropriate music.
The benefit dance given by Mt. Pleasant Lodge No 19, I. O. O. F., in
Mnson's Hull ou Thursday eveniug was
largely attended Green's Orchcstrn
furnished splendid dtinco music, and
about midnight refreshments were
Henlth Inspector Robt. Mnrriou, and
son, Robt. Mnrriou, Jr., returned ou
Tuesday from a trip to Seattle.
Mr. Otto Marstrand of the Vancouver
Breweries Ltd., returned On Wednesday
from a business trip in the Kooteney
Mr. and Mrs. H. T. l.yttleton have
moved from Tenth avenu e to their new
home ou Haro street.
Miss Florence Morrison of Mt. Pleasant School Staff, has been pndisposed
this week week aud unable to teach.
Miss Coleman of Victoria, is visiting
friends ou Mt. Pleaisant.
How About Your
Spring Hardware?
Lawn Mowers, auy make, size or price. Garden Tools, Shovels,
Rubber Hose, Lawn Sprinklers nnd Sprays, • Wheelbarrows,
Spades, Poultry Netting, from i^'-iu. to 2-in. meshes, nil widths.
Always a full liuo of Paiuts and Varnishes.
J. A.   FLETT,
W. R. OWENS, Manager.
Take your best
for Ioe Cream.
jtfirl   to McKinnou'B
PULL SET $10.00, Crowins $7.00
Bridge Work, per tooth $7.00,
Plates, special, $10.00, Silver Pills 75c,
Cement Pills 50c, Platinum Pills $1.
147 Hastings St., ^.VanBC0Ucver
Opposite the Carnegie Library.      Telephone 1666.
Office Hours: 8 a. in., to 9 p.m.;   Sundnys 9 a. nil., to 2 p. in.
MimSin Costumes
Demands Healthful Foods.
We Keep Them
Mnrmnlade llie per bottle,
Preserved Pineapple 2 for 25c,
mm _.-_-_.__ JUST   ARRIVED1
We are showing some very specinl values |8, $li.G0, $4, $4.60, $5 nud up.
Whtteweab Specials.—Corset. Covers, made of flue cambric; high out
yoke, and sleeves trimmed with fine embroidery; regular 85e, sale piece 25c.
Corset Covers, extra fine cambric, trimmed with torchon lace, made in high
and low cut full front; regular 00c, sale price 40c.
Drawers, made of white cotton, three rows tuckings around bottom; sale
price 25o. Drawers in parasols styles, made of fine cambric, trimmed with
embroidery and insertion; regular 88c, sale price 65c.
Chemise, made flue white cotton, high cut, luce trimmed;  sale price 35o.
Skirts, spocial at 50c, 73c, tl, tl.26, tl.BO and up.
* A. ROSS & CO., 2S Cordova St. <
Blue Berries in 2- ll> cans for 25c
Apricots "     "     "     "   25c
Pineapple Jelly 1
Black Currant Jelly )
A thin layer of this between two biscuits makes nice jam jams.     Try it.
J. P. Nightingale & CO.
Westminster & Seventh Aves.   Mt.Pleasant.  Tel. 1360
Wednesday uoon Mr. and Mrs. Frank
Trimble came to the conclusion thnt
their little 6nn Stanley was lost, ub he
could uot be found anywhere. The
school was notified aud the scholars
nsked to keep a sharp look ont for him,
and Mr. Trimble started on a search out
Westminster road, while others explored the neighborhood. About 4
o'clock the yonug men wns found safi
and sound asloep behind a stove iu thi
Alexandra Hive No. 7, Ladies of the
Maccabees, is progressing favorably, the
different members and committees beiug
busy Bees indeed in preparing for the
Big Pnblic Iniation to occnr on Tuesday
next in the City Hall, ot 8 p. m.
Alexandra Hivo has about $100.00
oolleoted for Miss Elsio Clark, whom
sympathizing friends will send on n
trip to California, as her health iB in n
very precarious state.
 :o: •
Muir's Big Storo is now open after
enlarging, repainting aud papering.
The part formerly used us the Grocery
Department, is now stocked with the
best and freshest of Candies and Confectionery. Tho Grocery iB in the front
of tho building, at the junction of
Westminster road and avenue. The
office has been moved to the rear ndjoiu-
ing the bakery. Tho eetabliBbmeut
covors more than half a block, and is
one of Vancouver's largest industries.
Central fleat flarket
Cor-Nin th Ave., & Westminster Rd.   Telephone 954.
Wholesale and Retail
Dealers iu nil kinds of Fhesh and Salt Meats.   Fresh Vegetables always
on baud.   Orders solicited from all pints of Mount Pleasant and Fairview.
Woodrow & Williams. ^SK!*
New Stock Of
Lowest Prices.
Central Park.
Ontario Maple Syrup
40c a quart or $1.50 per gallon.   We bought this
direct from  Ontario and  can  guarantee  it pure.
New Evaporated Fruits
Prunes, 5-ibs for 25c,
Best Peaches,
Best Figs 3-lbs for 25c,
2-lbs for  25c.
H. O. Lee,
2425  Westminster Ave.
'Phone 322
Tea & Coffee
at Lowest Prices.
Goods delivered to auy pnrt of the city
at any hour of day.
Comer of   Sixth   and   Westminster
avenues, Mr. Pleasant.
Central Park, Mny 12
The Ladies Aid of the Methodist
Church ore completing arrangements
for their Concert and Tea meeting
which will be held on the 24 th inst.
Some good home talent is being procured and a pleasurable time is promised
to those who attend.
A bnskot picnic will be given by tho
members of tbo Social Club on Victoria
Day at Jericho.
Mr. Rein has added a large conservatory to his residence duriug the last fow
Mile Posts have lately been oreotod
aloug tho Westmiustor road.
Fresh from the land of the Thistle. Every yard
of the cloth woven in Scotland's finest mills—
expressly for "Fit-Reform."
The patterns are those quietly elegant colorings
for which "Fit-Reform" is famous.
Made up into Spring and Summer Suits, by
"Fit-Reform" tailors, to delight the well dressed
$18, $20,  $22 aud $25.
Nothing better than a neat appearing,
Al wearing quality, hnnd-sewn, welt
ghoe. We have a splendid shoe which
we can highly recommend, oither in
Jrid or velour, at the low price of $8.50.
R. Mills, 18 Cordova street and 540
Granville street.
In the OddtoUows' Hall ou Thursday
evening a very enjoyable Concert and
Sooial was given by the Canadian Order
of Chosen Friends. The program wss
enjoyed and the social which followed.
Very excellent refreshments wilh iee
cream was provided by the ladies. The
affair ended with a dance. The following took part ou the program: Miss
May Flewelling and Prof. Hargraves,
violin duet; Miss Ellison, solo; trio by
.Messrs Sharp, Hargraves aud McLeau;
Miss F. Hnrford, solo; MiBB ZillnhHaw,
^citation; Prof. Hargraves, song; Mrs.
Taylpr, recitation; Prof, llnrgnives
Violin solo.
On Monday oveuiug tbo members of
the Ladies' Aid of Mt. Plensnut Methodist Church met together and proceeded
to the Parsonage, whero they presented
Mrs. 0. H. M. Sutherland with a
pretty silver tea set and address. Mrs.
H. J. Foote, Secretary of the Aid, read
the address aud made tho presentation
ou behalf of the ladies. Mrs. Sutherland
was taken completely by surprise, but
suitably expressed her appreciation of
the valuable evidence of the esteem
of the Indies. A very pleasant eveniug
was passed by all.
To Be Given Awav.
On Friday ovening, July 15th, we
will givo to tho bolder of the lncky
coapou tho olegaut Top Buggy now iu
our window Tbe drawing will be in
chnrgo of a oominittco of prominent
busiuoss men of th'. city. To secure
these cnupous overy 50c cosh spent iu
our Btoro nutil the above date receives 8
chance on this $100 buggy. If you re
quire hnruess, cnrringCH, trunks, vnliBcs,
etc., come our way and you mny bo
the winner of tho buggy.
Storev & Campbell
154 Hastings .-.treet, west
333 Hastings St.
Vancouver, B. C.
Mail   Orders   promptly   attended   to.
Samples sent on application.
Self-measurement Blanks aud
Hnirdressiug Parlor is the place to go
when the Spring Cleaning is over as
the cuticle of the hands, face nud scalp
gets full of dust and dirt, which no
ordinary wash will removo.
Hairdreflsing, Shampooing, Manicuring, Facial Mnssngo nnd Electrical
Scalp Treetment for the hair.
Warts, Moles and Superfluous Hair
removed by electricity. Try Orange
Flowor Cream toprevont_.uu.burn, Tan
nnd Freckles.
Madame HUJ-PBBBYS, 580 Granville
The Advocate is the best advertising
medium where it circulates.  Tel. B14nr,
The Board of Directors of tho County
Oraugo Hall Associatiou met on Monday in tho Sutherland Hall, when it was
decided to go ahead with the erection
of tho now building as soon aB possiblo.
Captain McSpadden and Messrs. E.
J. Clark and H. G. Taylor were appointed a Committee to confer with the
architect, Mr. W. t. Whitoway, in
connection with arranging for the plans
of the now hall.
The following oifloors wore elected:
President, Thomas Duke; vice-Presidont,
Capt. George McSpadden; Secretary,
E. J. Clark; Treasurer, Dr. Jeffs.
After tho election of officers tho Board
Very best Ice Cream at McKiiiumt's.
For Sale By
W. J. Annand, Agent.
146 Hastings Street, Fast.
Special Value in
Fine Oatmeal Soap 10 cakes for 25c.     Call at once
and procure a supply.
Headquarters for Staple and Taney Groceries.
Tel. 286. Westminster Ave. A Prtnoess Streot.
•   is the time to get that
Dinner Set
yon have been waiting
so long for, or that
Toilet Set
for tbe room your friend
from tbe East is going
to occupy,
while our great
SALE is on.
Everything in Crockery,
Enameled, Iron, Glassware, uud Woodenwnre.
Cull aud seo our stock
and prices whether you
intend buying or uot.
We deliver to Mount
Pleasant    twice    daily.
H.D. Hyndman!
Successor to the
4 3 8   Westminbter   Avenue
Telephone 981
WE HAVE without doubt the
most complete range of these
we have over shown, in
Muslins, Lawns, Organdie*,
Vest ings,        Canvas Cloths,
Matte Cloths,
and at the most popular prices.
Two very Special Lenders thia
No. 1—A Lawn Shirt Waist,
trimmed with four rows of insertion, new sleeve, very special $t.
No 3—Lawn Shirt Waist trimmed with lace and tucks, very
specinl $1.28.
UR sale of Waikiug, Cycling
aud Dress Skirts, nt 25 ya
cent reduction, is still going
ou. Great bargains in thia department.
303 Hastings street.
^ nr nr nr nr til y yr nr nf n? nr nr nr nr nr n? £
Brewed right here in Vancouver by
of years and years and years experience,
and a brewery whose plant is the most
perfect knowu to the Art of Brewing. Is
it any wonder that it has taken a place
the hearts of the people which no other beer
can supplant ?    Doz., quarts $2.   Doz., pints $ I.
Vancouver Breweries, Ltd.
Vancouver, B. C.       Tel. 4a9
For Sale at all first-class Saloons, Liquor Stores and Hotel*
or delivered to your bouse
71 to to to to to to to tototototototototoK
McTaggart & Moscrop
Dealers in
3*4 Carrall St.,     Vancouver, 6.C.
Templet on Block.
Lawn Grass Seeds
Clover and Timothy  Seeds,
Pratt's Poultry und Animiil Foods,
Pratt's Lice Killer,
Holly Chick Food,   Heel scraps, Etc.
Teli'Jilliin-    III*!1!
Corner    MN TH avenu-   A
Wallpaper, |
Painting ana" Kalsomlnlng.
At LESS   Than   Down-town    Prices.
Ninth & Westminster lives.   Tel. B10T1I
Full Line of Fancy and Staple
Prices to compare with nny.
Cor.  Woi-liniusli r live., t Duffi rin i-l
Royal Crown Soap Wrappers
Return 12 Royal Crown Soap Wrappers
and we will send free your choice of BO
pictures. Or for 2f> wrappers choice of
150 books. Books and picture lists on
The Royal Soap
Co., Limited,
Over 300 Varieties to choose from   The
largest collection iu British Columbia.
Prico list freo.
Note—Street Cars pass my place.
Chas. Keeler
3781 Westminster Ave.     Mt. Pleasaut.
This is a great house for Rings.
You can buy oue already made up
or you can come in, sit dowu in
our  Dinmoud  Room   and  choose
uny kind of stone  you like and
have it mouuted  in any kind of
setting you choose.
We  have   Weddiug   Rings,   tbe
English aud Americau styles.
Engagement Rings, too.
As for  Birthday Rings,  wu havo
the different stonoa for the different mouths of the year  and will
gladly help you make a selection.
Ybb I This is a grent house
for Rings.
Corner Hastings aud GranvUc 8ts.
Official Wutcb Inspector C. P. R
Oitllvle'- UunBiiriiiii Hour, tier MOlt, $1,46
II"a, llrHiiuliitoi! Sugar, -jolbi., *1.'*i
fhnlii. Creiimeiv Duller   '2.'«- rwrnoiinil.
I'lrnlo lbim« 13 i Jets, per i-oinul
1st cliun l'oi.n.i- fi ""unil II.lo
R. H. WALLACE, 'Phone088.
.13-11   Westminster   Ave.
Mt. Pleasant.
E. H. Peace,  Proprietor.
oo oo oo
Wholesale    and    Retail
Dealer    in   Meats    of
All Kinds. Tel. A1206
Give us trial.
Prompt Delivery.
Mt. Pleas;,nl.
Free deli', cry
It you inir-i Tms Advocate you mis(t*:"
he local niw'5.
Author of
Copyright, 1902, by
Who Publish Ihe Work
In  Book Form.    All
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"I think that ls a rather personal remark, Brother Daniel," ho said coldly,
"Well, maybe it Is," returned Abner;
"but I didn't mean fer it to be. I've
heerd you praise up certain preachers
fer the good they was a-doln', an' I
saw no harm In mentlonin' Alan's
method.    I reckon It's jest a ease o'
"Say thar, Polt," Abner called out.
the shoe bein' on another foot. I was
goin' to tell you how this misfortune
o' Alf s had affected Pole. He's been
like a crazy man ever since it happened. It's been all Alan could do to
keep 'lm from goin' to Atlanta an'
chokln' tbe life out o* Perkins. Pole
got so mad wben be wouldn't let 'im
go that he went off cussin' 'im fer all
he was worth. I wonder what sort
of a denomination a man ud fit into
tbat '11 cuss bis best friends black nn'
blue beea'se they won't let 'lm fight
fer 'em. Yes, he'll fight, an' ef he
ever does JIne tbe ranks above he'll
do the work o' ten men when thar's
blood to spill.    I seed 'im In a row
"Ut tue _]miSTitr^raiTOa To
slug every mnn that voted ag'in 'im.
He knocked three men's teeth down
Tbe'r throats an* bunged up two moro
so that tbey looked like they bad on
false- faces."
Here the preacher permitted himself
to laugh. Being a fighting man himself, his heart warmed toward a man
who seemed to be born to that sort of
"He looks like be could do a Eight of
lt," wns his comment.
At this juncture tbo subject of the
conversation came round the house,
carrying a big piece of bacon wrapped
in a tow grain bag.
"Suy thar, Pole," Abner called out to
the long, lank fellow. "We nre a-goln'
to have proachin' at Rock Crest tomorrow. You'd better hnve a shirt
washed on' hung out to dry. They are
a-beatln' the bushes fer yore sort."
Pole Bflker paused and brushed back
his long, thick hair from bis heavy
"I've been a-wnitin' to see ef meetin'
ever 'd do you any good, Uncle Ab,"
he laughed. "Thoy tell me the more
you go the wuss you git to be. Neil
Fllmore said t'other day ef you didu't
quit shootln' off yore mouth they'd
give you a trlnl in meetin'."
Abner laughed good uaturcdly ns ho
spat over the edge of the veraudn floor
to the ground.
"Hint's been talked, I know, Pole,"
he said, "but they don't mean It. They
all know how to tnke my fun. But
you come on to meetin'. It will do you
"Well, maybe I will," promised Pole.
And he came to the steps, nnd, putting his bacon down, he bent toward
"It's n powerful bard matter to know
exactly what's right an' what's wrong
in somo things," be said.   "Now, looky
heer."   Thrusting bis bnnd down Into
the pocket of bis trousers, lie drew out
n piece of quartz rock, with n lump of
yellow gold nbout tbe sl/.o of a pea half
Imbedded In lt.    "That thar's puoro
gold.   I got It this away: A feller thut
UBed to be my right bower In my still
business left mo when I swore off an'
went over to Dnlouega to work In them
mines.   T'other day ho wns bnck on n ! !***»_
visit, an' be give mo this chunk an'
■  snld he'd found It.   Now, I know in
reason that he nabbed It while ho was .
at work, but I don't think I'd havo a i
right to report lt to the mlnln' compa- I
ny, an' so I'm jest oblecged to receive |
stolen goods.   It ain't wuth rnore'n a
dollar, they tell me, nn' I'll hang on to
it, I reckon, ruther 'n hnve a lnborln' |
man discharged from a job.   I'm tryln* ,
my level best to live up to tbe line now,
an' I don't know how to manage sech
a thing as that.   I've come to the conclusion that no harm will be done nohow, beea'se miners ain't too well paid
nnywny, an' ef I jest keep it an' don't
git no good out of it I won't be in It
any more 'n ef I'd never got bold o' the
blnmed thing."
"But tlio lnw, Brother Bnker," said
Dole solemnly. "Without tho lnw we'd
be an awful lot o' people, nu' every
man ort to uphold It. Render tbe
tilings that nre Cesar's uirto Ctcsar."
Pole's face wns blank for a moment, '
and Abner cinne to his rescue with a
broad smile and sudden lnugh.
"I reckon you don't remember him,
Pole," be said. "He's dead. He was a
nigger that used to belong & old *pa,*»
Throgmartin, In the cove. He used to
be sech nn awful thief during slavery
days thnt lt gut to be n common suylu'
that everything l.vln' round mought as
well be bis'ii, fer he'd take It sooner ur
Inter anyways."
I "I've heerd o' that nigger," snid Pole,
i much to tho preacher's disgust, wliich
1 grew as Pole continued: "Well, tbey
say a feller that knows the lnw is
broke an' don't report it is as guilty ns
! tho mnn who does the brealcin'. Now,
Mr. Dole, you know bow I come by
this nugget, an' ef you want to do
your full duty you'll ride over to Dnlouega an' report it to the right parties.
I can't afford the trip."
Abner laughed out nt this nnd then
forced n serious look on bis fnce.
"That's what you rallly ort to do,
Brother Dole," he said.  "Them Ciesnrs
j over thar ud appreciate it."
Then Mrs. Blsbop came out to shake
hands with tbe preacher and Invited
bim to go to his room to wash bis face
and hands. As tbe tall man followed
his hostess away Abner wiuked slyly
at Pole and laughed under bis long,
scrawny band.
"Uncle Ab, you ort to be killed,"
smiled Pole. "You've been settin' beer
the last hnlf hour pokiu' fun nt that
feller, an' you know it. Well, I'm go-
in' on home. Sally's n-goln' to fry some
o' this truck fer me, an' I'm as hungry
ns a benr."
A few minutes nfter he had gone
Dole came out of his room and sat
down In bis chair ngnin. "That seems
to be a sorter bright young man," he
"As bright as a new dollnr," returned
Abner in a tone of warm admiration.
"Did you notice that big, wedge shaped
head o' liis'n? It's plumb full o' brains.
One dny n feller eome down to Fil-
more's store. He made a business o'
feelln' o' heads nn' wrltin out charts
nt 25 cents npiece. He didn't waste
much time on the rest o' the scabs bo
examined, but when be got to Pole's
noggin be talked fer a good hour. I
novcf heerd the like. He said ef his
talents hnd been properly directed Polo
ud 'a' made a big public man. He said
lie hadn't run across secb n bead in a
month o' Sundays. He was right, you
bet, au' every one o' tbe seven brats
Polo's got is jest as peert as be is.
They are a-growln' up in idleness nn*
rags too. I wisht I could meet some
o' tbem durn big Yankees thnt ure
n-Bendln' the'r money down beer nn'
buildin' line schools to educate niggers
tin' ncglcctin' the'r own race beea'se It
(it agin' 'em.   You cnyn't hardly beat
whar it ud do the most good.   I ain't
got notbin' iigin' a  nigger bein' larnt
(o read an' write, but I cnyn't stomach.{
the'r  bein'  forced  abend  o'  deservin'j!
white folks sooner 'n the Lord counted']
on.   Them kind o' Yankees ls tbe same
cort that makes pets o' dogs an' pampers 'em up wben pore white children
1. In need of food nn' affection."
"Pole looks like he bad natural capacity," said Dole. He wns fond of
conversing with Abner on any topic
except that of religious matters.
"He'd mnke n bang up detective,"
laughed Abner. "One day I was nt
Filmore's store. Neil sometimes, when
he's rushed, gits Pole to clerk fer 'Im,
becn'se he's quick nt figures. It happened that Pole had the store to 'imse'f
one day wben Neil bad gone off to cut
down n bee tree with n pnssle o' neighbors, an' a triflin* feller come In an'
begun to nose nbout. An' when Pole's
bnck wns turned to weigh up some
cotton in the seed he stole n pocket-
book out o' the showcase. I reckon
Pole didn't like his looks much nohow,
fer ns soon as the skunk had gone he
begun to look nbout to see ef he'd tuck
anything. All nt once be missed the
poeketbook nn' told Nell that night
that be was mighty nigh shore the feller lifted it, but bo couldn't rallly
swear to It. About a week nfter that
be seed tbe snme feller comln' down
tbe road bended fer tho store on his
gray mule. Me an' Nell wns both tbnr,
nn' Pole hustled us In tbo bnck room
nn' told us to stay thar. He said he
wns n-goin' to find out ef the feller
stold the book. Nell was nfeerd of a
row an' tried to prevent 'im, but ht
jest shoved us bnck nn' shot the dooi
on us. Nell got 'lm a crack In the partition, an' I found me n knotliole.
"The feller hitched nn' come In nn'
snld lioirdy do nn' started to tnke a
cheer nigh tho door, but Polo stopped
" 'Come heer to tbe showcase,' see
lie. 'I wnnt to show you some'n'.' The
feller went, nn' I seed Polo ynnk out
the box 'nt hud the rest o' the pocket-
books In It. 'Look y' heer,' Pole snld
In a loud, steady voice—yon could 'a'
heerd 'lm clean to the creek—'look y'
The regular price o' those books
Is llfly cents; that's'whnt we sell 'em
fer; but you've got to run yore bnnd
down In yore pocket an' give me n dollar fer one qulcker'n you ever made a
trade In yore life.'
"'Wbnt do you mean?' the feller
" 'I mean exactly whnt I snld, nn'
you nro a-losln' time,' said Pole, tnlkln'
louder an' louder. 'The price is lifty
cents; but you got to gl' me a dollar
fer one. Haul 'er out, my friend; haul
'cr outl It'll he the cheapest thing you
ever bought in yore life.'
"Tho feller wns ns white ns a sheet.
Ho gulped two or three times 'fore ho
spoke; then he snld: 'I know what you
think. You think I took one t'other dny
when I wns lookln' In the sbowense,
but you nre mistaken.'
" 'I never said a word nbout you
takln' one,' Polo yelled nt 'Im, 'but
you'd better ynnk out thnt dollnr an'
buy one,   I'.u need it.'
"The feller did It. I heerd the money
clink ns be Inld It on the glnss, an' I
knowed bo was convicted.
" 'They nre only wuth BO cents," he
snld kinder fnlntllke.
" 'Yo'ro a liar,' Pole yelled at 'lm,
'fer you've jest paid n dollnr fer one on
yore own nccount. Now I'll jest give
you two minutes to straddle thut mule.
Ef you dou't, I'll take you to the sheriff
myself, you thief.'
" 'I've always doue my trndln' heer,'
said the feller, tblnkln' that 'd sorter
pacify Pole, but he snld: 'Yes, an' yore
stealln*, too, I reckon, you blnck llvered
Jailbird.  Git out git outl'
"Me 'n' Nell come in when the feller 'd gone, but Pole was actually too
mnd to speak. 'He got off too domed
light,' he said after awhile. 'I could 'a'
sold Mm a big bill o' goods at 100 per
cent profit, fer he had plenty o' money.
Now he's ridln' off laughin' at me.'"
EIL FILMORE'S store waa
nbout half a mile from Bishop's house, at the crossing of
the Darley road and another
lending Into east Tennessee. Alnn bud
gone down there one day to engage
white labor to work In his growing cotton, negroes being scarce owing to the
tendency of thnt race to flock Into the
towns. With the nld ot Pole Baker,
who was clerking thnt dny for Fllmore, he soon employed the men he
wanted nnd started to walk back home.
On the wny be wns overtaken by bis
uncle, who wns returning from Darley
In his wagon.
"Hold ou, thar!" the old mnn called
out. "Et you are a-goln' borne, I'll rest
yore legs."
Ainu smiled as he climbed up Into
the sent by the old mnn.
"I shnll certainly npprecinte lt," be
snld.   "I'm tired out today."
"I sorter thought you looked flabbergasted," returned Abner aa h»
swung his whip over the bncks of his
sleek horses. "Well, 1 reckon I could
nffoid to give you a ride. I hauled
thnt cuss Dole three miles goin' t'other
wny. He hnd the cheek to yell at me
from Hnbbersbam's ginhotise nn' axed
me ef I'd hnul 'lm. Then be kept me
waltln' till he'd belt prayer an' read
to the family."
"You don't seem to like blm." said
Alnn. "I've noticed thnt for some time."
"I reckon I don't to any grent extent," said Abner, clucking to his tired
horses, "but It ain't rally to my credit
A feller's wrong som'er's, Alnn, that
nllows hissel'f to bate anything the
Lord ever made. I've struggled agin
tbnt proposition fer twenty-five yeer.
All this talk about tbe devil mnkin' the
bad an' tbe Lord the good is talk
through a hat Bnd things was made
'fore the devil ever Jumped from his
high estate, ur he'd never preferred a
fork to a arp. I've tuck notice, too.
thnt the wust things I ever seed wns
sometimes nt the root o' the best
Manure is a bnd thing, but a cake of
it will produce a daisy bigger 'n any
In the field. Dole makes me gng some
times, but ns narrer ns he Is twixt the
eyes be may do some good.   1 reckon
you've missed a treat Domed ef I
don't like 'er better without a hat on
than with all the fluffy flnmdoodle tbat
gals put on when they go out Sbe waa
as neat as a new pin, an' seemed powerful glad to see me. Tbat made me
bless the WIdder Snowden fer Bendln'
me tbar. Sbe aaid the cook waa off
som'er's, an' that old nigger Ned, the
stableman, was In the garden patch
behind the house, so she was thar by
'erse'f. She actually looked like ihe
wanted to tote in the hams 'erse'f
ruther'n bother me, but you bet my old
bones bopped off'n this seat qulcker'n
you could say Jack Robinson with yore
mouth open.
"I was afeerd my team wouldn't
stand, fer fellers was a-scootiu' by on
bicycles, but I tuck the hams to the
back porch an' put 'em on a shelf out'n
re'eh o' the dogs. Then I went back to
my wagon. Sbe follered me to the
fence, an' I noticed tbat some'n' waa
wrong with 'er. Sbe looked ao funny
an' droopy about the moutb, an' kept
n-talkin' like she was afeerd I'd fly off.
Sbe axed all about Adele an' bow aha
was a-makln' out down In Atlanta, an'
said she'd heerd tbat Sis waa mighty
popular witb tbe young men, an' from
that sbe axed about my craps an' tbe
meetin' goin' on at Big Bethel. Finally
she got right white about tbe mouth
an' said kinder shaky tbat aba was
afeerd you was mad about some'n' her
pa'd said about you, an' I never seed a
woman as nigh cryin' as she was without doln' of it
"I told 'er I wns at the fust of It but
I'd noticed bow worried you've looked
heer of late, an' so I told 'er I'd been
afeerd some'n' hnd come betwixt you
two. Then sbe put ber bead down on
a sort of wistful attractiveness thai
was appealing to one who knew what
sbe had been through since ber mar
"Are you goin' to town, Mr. Alan?"
sbe asked nervously.
"Yes, Mrs. Baker," Alan answered.
"Is there anytblng I can do for you?"
Sbe did not reply tt once, but came
through the little gate, wblcb swung
on wooden hinges, and stood looking up
ot him, a tbln, hesitating hand on bis
bridle rein.
"I'm afeerd some'n's happened to
Pole," sbe faltered. "He hain't been
home fer two whole days an' nights.
It's about time fer 'lm to spree agin,
an' I'm powerful.afeerd he's In trouble.
I 'lowed while you was In town tbat
you mougbt Inquire about 'lm an' let
me know when you eome back. Tbnt 'd
sorter free my mind a little. I didn't
close my eyes all last night."
"I'll do all I can, Mrs. Bnker," Alnn
promised. "But you mustn't worry.
Pole csn take eare of himself, drunk or
sober.  I'll be bnck tonight."
Alun rode on, leaving tbe pathetic
figure at the gnte looking after him. "I
wonder," he mused, "what Uncle Ab
would say about love that has that sort
of reward. Poor woman! Pole was ber
choice, and she has to mnke tbe best of
lt Perhaps sbe loves the good that's
in the rascal."
He found Rayburn Miller nt bis desk
milking out some legal document.
"Take a seat," snld Miller. "I'll be
through In a minute. What's the news
out your wny?" be naked ns he finished
his work and put down his pen.
"Nothing new, I believe," said Alan.
"I've beeu away for tiro days. Not
having anything else to do, I made It
my business to ride over every foot of
that hell Are sermon he gave us last
August made some o' the crowd sweat
out a little o' the'r meanness. I'd 'a'
been more merciful on sech a hot day
though. He mought 'a' reserved tbat
hnrangue fer some cold dny In December when tbe stove flues wouldn't
work. Ef I'd 'a' been a-goln' to tell
about future torment thnt hot day, I'd
'a*nold that every lost soul was made
through all eternity, an' I'd 'a' started
out by singln' 'On Greenland's Icy
Mountain.' But that ain't whnt I axed
you to git In my wagon fer."
"You didn't Intend to try to convert
me, then?"
"No, I didn't, fer you nre Jest my
sort of a Christian — better'n me, a
sight, fer you don't shoot off yore bazoo on one side or t'other, an' that's the
habit I'm tryln' to quit. Ef I could
hold In when Dole gits to spoutln', I'd
be n better man. I think I'll do better
now. I've got a tenpenny nail la my
pocket, tin' whenever he starts In I'm
golu' to bite It an' keep my holt on It
"Bf ynu are a-goln' home, I'll rest yort
till ho stops. Yes, you are jest my
sort of a Christian. You believe In
brenthln' fresh nlr Into yore windpipe,
thiinklif God with a clear eye an' a good
muscle nn' tnklii' whnt lie gives you
un' nxlii' Mm to puss more ef it's bandy. You know the Lord has sent you
a invite to his table, an' you believe In
cut In' an' di'inkin' an' makin' merry,
Jest like you'd hnve n body do that
wns stoppln' over night with you. Yes,
I wauled to sny some'n' else to you.
As I got to tbo WIdder Snowden's
house, a mile this side <>' Dniley, sbe
came out an' axed me ef I'd object to
dellverin' a couple o' smoke cured bams
to a feller In town tbnt bad ordered
'em. Of course that's whnt a old bach
like me 's heer fer, so I let 'er fling 'em
in the back end."
The speaker paused and smiled knowingly, nnd Alnn noticed thnt he slowed
his horses up by drawing firmly on the
reins ns If he fenred thnt their arrival
nt the raniihuii.se might interrupt What
he bnd to sny.
"Well," snld Alan, "you delivered the
"Yes." Abner wns looking straight
abend of him. "They wns fer Colonel
Seth Barclay, I drlv' up to the side
gnte, niter I'd helloed In front till I
wus h-nrse. nn' who do you reckon
come trlppln' out o' the dlnln* room?
it was her. Ef you hain't never ketched
'cr of!"n i,(.-r guard round tbe house,
the top rail o' the fence an' belt lt thar j my father's big Investro.nt, nnd, to tell
fer a good minute.  After awhile sbe
looked up an' told me all about it an'
ended by axin' roe ef I thought she wn*
to blame in tbe matter. I told 'er no,
but her old skunk of a daddy bad acted
sech a fool that I couldn't hold In. I
reckon I told 'er Jest about what I
thought o' Mm, an' the more I raked
up agin Mm the better she seemed
pleased. I tried to pin 'er down to what
she'd be willln' to do In a pinch ef 'er
pa continued to bold out agin you. but
sbe was too sharp to commit 'erse'f. It
lest looked like she wanted to mnke un
with  you  an'  didnt  want  no row
The horses stopped to drink at *
clear stream of water which ran acrose
the road on a bed of brown pebbles.
The bridles were too tight to allow
tbem to lower their heads, so Alan
went out on the heavy tongue between
the  pair  and  unfastened  the reins.
Wben be had regained his seat, he told
the old man in detail all that bad happened at the dance at the hotel, ending
with the advice he had received from
Rayburn Miller.
"I don't know about that" Abner
said.   "Muybe Miller could call a halt
like that an' go on like nothln' had happened.    I   don't  say   he  could  nnr
couldn't:  but it's  fool  advice.    Yon
mougbt mlsa lt, an' regret lt to yore
dyin' day."
Alan looked at him in some surprise.
He bad hardly expected JuBt that stand
on the part of a confirmed old bachelor
like bis nncle.   The old man's glance
swept dreamily over the green fields
the red rays of the'setting sun were
streaming. Then be took a deep breath
and lowered the reins till they rested
on the backs of the horses.
"My boy," he began, "I'm a good
mind to tell you some'n' that I hain't
mentioned fer mighty nigh forty yeer.
I don't believe anytblng but my Intrust in that town gal an' you wonld
make me bring it up. Hub! Ray Miller snys you kin pass 'er over Jest at
ef you'd never seed 'er, doea he? An'
go on an' pick an' choose agin.   Hnhl
I wasn't as old as you are by five yeer
when the one I'm tnlkln' about passed
away, Jest a week after me an' ber'd
come to a understandln*.    I've teed
women, women, women, sence I seed
'er corpse tbat day amongst all that
pile o' wild flowers tbat old an' young
fetched from the woods whar me an'
'er used to walk, but ef I live to be ai
old as tbat thar hill I'll never forget
my feelln'. I kin see 'er right now as
plain as I did then, an' sometimes my
heart aches as bad. I reckon you
know now why I never got married.
Folks has poked a lots o' fun at me,
an' I tuck lt as lt was intended, but a
lots o' times what tbey said made me
suffer simply awful. They've picked
out this un an' that un, from spring
cblcktns to hags o' all ages, shapes an'
sizes, but the very thought o' gtvin'
anybody her place made me sick. Thar
never was but one fer me. I may be •
fool, but I believe I was intended fer
ber. Shucks! Secb skip about* as
Miller may talk sech bosh as tbat but
it's beea'se the Lord never give 'em th*
glory o' th* other thing.
"It larnt mc tbe truth about the after life. I know thar's a time to come,
an' a blessed one, ur the Lord never
would 'a' giro me that fast* of it
She's som'er's out o' barm's way, an'
wben me 'n' ber meet I'll not bave a
wrinkle an' I'll be able to walk a* spry
an' hopeful as I did wben she was
beer. Thar ort to be punishment reserved fer bard beaded fool* tbat separate lovin' young folk* beea'se one
ur t'other hain't Jest so many dollars
tied in a rag. Don't you listen to Miller. I don't say you ort to plunge right
in an' make tbe old man mad, but don't
givo up. Ef she's what I tblnk ibe Is,
an' sbe sees you ain't a-goln' to run
after no iresb face, she'll stick to yon
like tbe bark on a tree. Tbe wait won't
hurt nutber one of you either. Mr
wait ain't n-hurtin' me an' yorc'n won't
you. I never seed a young woman I
liked better 'n I do the one you selected, an' I've sent up many a petition
that you'd both make it all right"
Tbe old man raised his reins and
clucked to his horses.
"Uncle Ab," said Alan, "you've made
a better man of me. I've bad a lot of
trouble over this, but you make me
hope. I've tried to give her up, but I
simply cannot do it."
"She ain't a-goln' to give you Uf
nuther," replied Abner; "that's tbe purty part about it. Tbnr ain't no give up
in 'er. Sbe ain't that sort. She's goin'
to give that daddy o' her'n a tussle."
NB morning early In June, ai
Alan was passing Pole Ifu
ker's cabin on his way tt
Parley, Pole's wife came out
to tbe fence und stopped him. She wa*
a slender, ill clod woman, wbo had
once been pretty, and ber face still bad
you the truth, I've come to you with n
huge idea. Don't lnugh. I can't help it.
It popped Into my bead and sticks,
that's all."
"Good!  Let me bave it"
"Before I tell you whnt it ls," said
Alan, "I want you to promise not to
ridicule mc. I'm as green ns a gourd In
business matters. But the Idea has
hold of me, end I don't kiow that even
your disapproval will m»ke me let it
"That's a good way to rut it" laughed Miller. "The Idea has bold of you,
and you can't let it loose. It applies
more closely to Investments than anything else. Once get Into a deal and
you are afraid to let it go, like the chap
that held the calf and callrd for help."
"Well, here It ls," said Alan. "I've
made up my mind that a ratlrond can
and shall be built from these two main
lines to my father's lumber bonanza."
Miller whistled. A broid smile Ingulfed tbe pucker of bis lips, and then
bis face dropped into seriousness. A
look almost of pity for his friend's credulity and inexperience came into bis
"I must say you don't want a little
thing, my boy," he said Indulgently.
"Remember you nre talking to a fellow that bas rubbed up against the
moneyed world considerably for a chap
raised In tbe country. Tbe trouble
with you, Alan, ls that you have got
heredity to contend witb; you are a
chip off the old block in spite of your
belonging to a later generation.   You
You"arc'o"sort of'Colonei Sellers, who
sees millions in everything you look at."
Alan's face fell, but there remained
In it a tenacious expression that won
Miller's admiration even while he deplored it. There was, too, a ling of
confidence in tbe young farmer's tone
when he replied:
"How much would a railroad through
that country, eighteen miles In length,
"Nothing but a survey by an expert
could answer that even approximately," said tbe lawyer, leaning back In
bis creaking cbnir. "If you bad the
right of way, a Charter from tbe state
and no big tunnels to moke nor long
bridges to build, you might, I should
say, construct tbe road alone—without
locomotives and rolling stock generally
—for a little matter of one hundred and
fifty thousand. I don't know;- I'm only
guessing; but lt wouldn't fall under
tbat estimate."
"I didn't think it would," replied
Alan, growing more enthusiastic. "Now
then, lf there was a railroad to my father'* property, how much would hi*
20,000 acres be worth?"
Miller smiled again and began to
figure on a scrap of paper with a pencil. "Oh, as for that," be said, "It
would really be worth—standing uncut
un-nwed, Including a world of tnn
bark—at least $25 an acre—say a clear
half million for it all. Oh, I know lt
looks as plain as your nose on your
face; things always do on paper. It
looks big ond It shines; no docs a spider web in the sunshine to a fly; but
you dou't want to be a fly, my boy,
and you don't want any spider webs—
on tbe brain anyway."
Alan stood up and wnlked to tbe
door nnd bnck. Finally he shrugged
his broad shoulders. "I don't care
wbat you say," he declared, bringing
bis bond down firmly on Miller's desk.
"It will pity, as sure ns I'm alive.
There's no getting around tbo facts. It
will take a quarter of a million Investment to market a half million dollar
bunch of timber, with tbe land tbrown
In and the traffic such a road would
secure to help pay expenses. T'ksre
nro men In tbe world looking for such
opportunities, and I'm going to give
somebody a clinnce."
"You hnvo not looked deep enough
Into lt, my boy," mildly protested Miller. "You haven't figured on tbe enormous expense of running such a road
and tbe dead loss of tbe investment
after tbe lumber Is moved out You'd
have a railroad property worth a quarter of a million on your bands. I can't
make you see my position. I simply
say to you tbat I wouldn't touch a deal
like tbnt with n ten foot pole."
Alan laughed good naturedly as be
laid his band on his friend's shoulder.
"I reckon you think I'm off," be said,
"but sooner or later I'm going to put
this thing through. Do you benr mel
I'll put lt through if It lakes ten yenrs
to do lt. I want to make the old mnn
feel that be has not made such a fool
of himself. I want to get even with
i. he Thompson crowd and Perkins and
everybody that ts now poking fun at
'i helpless old mnn. I shall begin by
raising money some wny or otber to
pny taxes and bold on to every Inch of
tbe ground."
Miller's- glance fell before the fierce
fire of Alan's eyes, and for tbe first
time bis tone wavered.
"Well," be said, "you have the stuff
"I'm afeerd some'n's happened to Pole,"
she faltered.
In you that big spceulntorB nre made
of, and I mny simply be prejudiced
ngnlnst the scheme on nccount of your
father's blind plunging nnd what some
men would call overcautiousness on
my part. I may be trying to prevent
what you really ought to do, but I inn
advising you as a friend. I only know
i would be more cautious. Of course
you may try. You'd not lose in doing
that; In fnct, you'd gnin experience. 1
should say that big dealers In lumber
are tbe men you ought to see first.
They know tbe values of such Investments, and they are reaching out in nil
directions now. They huve cleaned up
the timber near the railroads,"
ILLER  accompanied Alnn to
tbe door.    Old Trnbue stood
in front ot his office In his
     shirt sleeves, hlB battered silk
hat on the bnck part of his bend. He
wus fanning himself with a palm lent
fun and freely using his handkerchief
on his brow. He bowed cordially to
Alan and came toward him.
"I wnnt to ask you," he began, "hns
Pole Bnker any wny of raisin' money?"
"Not thnt I know of," lnughed Alan.
"I don't know whether he's got n clenr
title to the shirt on his bnck. He owes
everybody out our wny. My fnther ls
supplying blm on time now."
"That was my Impression," snld Trnbue. "He wanted me to defend bim
the other day, but be couldn't sntisfy
me nbout the fee, an' I let blm go. lie
first snld he could give me a lieu on n
mule, but he finnlly ndmltted thnt lt
wasn't his."
"He's not In trouble, Is he?" exclaimed Alnn, suddenly recalling Mrs.
Trabue looked nt Miller, who stood
leaning In the doorwny, nnd laughed.
"Well, I reckon he might enll it tbnt.
Thnt chnp owned tbe town two dnys
ago. He got blind, stnvln' drunk nn'
wanted to whip us from one end o' the
place to tbe other. The marshals nre
afraid of Mm, for they know he'll shoot
at the drop of a hnt, nn' the butt of it
was stlckln' out o' bis hip pocket in
plain sight. Wns you tbnr, Rayburn?
Well, It wns better 'u u circus. Day
before yesterday thar wns a sort o'
street temperance lecturer In front o'
the Johnston House, speaklu' on n dry
goods box. He had a lot o' gaudy pictures illustrntin' the appearance of n
drlnkln' mnn's stomnch tin' liver compared to one In a healthy condition.
He was a sort of a snide faker out fer
wbat he could git dropped in a bat, nn'
Pole wns sober enough to git on to his
gome. Pole stood tbnr witb the rest,
jest about able to stnn', nn' thnt wns
all. Flnn..y, when the feller got
warmed up an' got to screechlii', Pole
begun to deny whnt he wns snyln'. As
fast ns he'd mnke n statement Pole
would flatly give It the lie. The feller
on the box didn't know whnt a tough
customer he had to handle or he'd 'a'
gone slow. As It was, be p'lntcd n linger o' scorn at Pole an' belt Mm up fer
a example.
"Pole wasn't sober by n long shot, but
you'd 'a' thought be wns, fer he was
as steady as n post. He kept grlnnln',
ns cool ns a cucumber, an' snyln: 'Now
you know yo'ro n-lyln, stranger—Jest
s-lyln' to get a few dimes drapped in
yore hat. You know nobody's stomnch
don't look like thnt durn cbronio.  Yon
never seed inside of a drlnkln' mnn, nn'
yo're the biggest llnr that ever wnlked
the earth.' This made the crowd lnugh
at the little, dried up feller, nn' he got
as mnd as old Nick,  He begun to tell
Polo his liver W'ns  swelled  from  too
much whisky nn' that he'd bet he wns
Jest the sort to bent his wife.   Most of
us tbougbt tbnt 'd make Pole jump on
Mm,  but ho seemed to enjoy  niiggln'
tbo feller too much to sp'lle It by a
fight.  A nigger boy hnd been cni-ryln'
round  a  boll  nn'  a   sign  ndverllsln'
Webb's auction sale, nn' Stopped to see
the fun.   Pole heerd the tinkle of the
bell nn' tuck It nn' begun to ring It In
the lecturer's fnce. The border llie feller spoke the harder Pole rang. It wns
the biggest racket ever heerd on u public  square.    Port  of  the  crowd—(lie
good, church folks—began to sny It wns
a disgrace to the town Io nllow n stranger to bo treated that a-wtty, sence thnr
was no (aw agin public spenkln' In tlio
' streets. Tbey wns In fer cnllin' n halt,
I but all the rest—the drlnkln' men (nn'
I  frankly state  I  wns one)—secrelly
hoped Pole would ring Mm down. When
the pore devil finnlly won, I felt like
yellln' hooray, for I glory In the pluck
even of a daredevil, If he's n nortji
Georgian an' white.  The lecturer had
to stop without his colled Ion, nn' went
off to  the council clininlier swcniin'
l.^in the town for nllowln' him to be ,
trcntcd thnt a-wny.  Thnr wasn't any- |
thing fer the mayor to do but order
Pole's nrrest, but It took four men—two
regulars  an'  two deputies-to accomplish lt.
"The trlnl wns the richest thing I
ever attended. Pole lind sobered up
Jest enough to be witty, nn' he hnd no
more respect fer Bill Biurett's court
than be had fer the lecturer's platform.
Him an' Barrett used to fish an' hunt
together when they wns boys, nn' Pole
kept cnllin' him Bill.   It wns Bill this
an' Bill that, on' as Bnrrett hnd only
been   In   office   a   month   he   hnrdly
knowed how to rise to his proper dignity, cspecinlly when he saw the crowd
wns laughin' nt his predicament When
I declined to defend Mm, Pole attempted to rend tbe law on the case to Barrett nu' show whar he wns right.   Barrett let  Mm  talk  becnuse  he didn't
know how to stop Mm, an' Pole made
the best defense I ever heerd from a
unlettered mnn.  It kept the crowd In a
tour.    For awhile  I  swear It looked
like Pole wns goin' to cleer hlsse'f, but
Bnrrett hnd to do his duty, an' so he
fined Tole thirty dollnrs, or in defnult
thereof to brenk rock on the streets fer
ten dnys.    You ort to 'n' heerd Pole
snort.   'Looky beer, Bill,' be said, 'you
know ns well ns yo're n-settln' cocked
up thnr, mnkin' folks say. "yore honor"
ever' breath tbey draw, that I ain't
n-goin' to break no rock In that br'ilin'
sun fer ten dnys 'cn'se I beat thnt
skunk nt bis own guine!'
" 'You'll hnve to do lt if you don't
pny out,' Bnrrett told Mm.
" 'Well, I jest won't pny out, nn' I
won't brenk rock nuther,' Pole said.
'You've heerd nbout the feller tbat
could lend a boss to water, but couldn't
make Mm drink, hain't you? Well, I'm
the boss,'
"Yesterday wns Pole's fust dny on
the street. They put n bull nn' chain
to one of his tinkles nn' sent Mm out
witli the nigger gang, but nil dny yesterday nn' todny he hain't worked a
lick. lie's as stubborn ns a mule.
Thar's been n crowd around Mm all the
time. You kin see Mm Btandln' up as
straight ns a post in the middle of the
street from one end of It to the other.
I'm sorter sorry fer Mm; bo looks like
he's ashamed nt bottom, but don't
wnnt to give In. M'he funniest thing
about the- whole thing 1b thnt Polo
seems to know more nbout the law
thnn the mayor. He says unless they
force hlin to work in the specified ten
days they enn't hold him nny longer,
nn' thnt If they nttempt to flog Mm
he'll kill the first mnn that lnys hands
on hlin.  I think Bill Bnrrett likes him
"Look heer, Bishop," he said.
too well to hnve Mm whipped, sn' the
whole town ls guyln' him an' axin'
Mm why he don't make Pole set in."
Alan went down the street to see
Polo. He found bim seated on a large
stone, a long handled rock bnmmer at
bis feet. He looked up from under hi*
brond brimmed lint, nnd n crestfallen
look ciuue Into his big brown eyes.
"I'm sorry to see this, Pole," ssld
Pole stood up nt his full height, th*
chain clanking ns he rose. "They hain't
treated mo right nbout this mntter,
Alnn Bishop," he said, half reseutfully,
half ns if ho recognized his own error.
"Bill knows he hain't done the full
thing. I know I was full, but I jest
wanted to hnve my fun. That don't
Justify him In puttin' me out heer
with these niggers fer folks to gap' at
tin' be knows It. He nln't a friend
right. Mo nu' him bus slep' together on
the sauie pile o' leaves, an' I've let Mm
pull down on a squirrel when I could
'a' knoekot It from Its perch, an' I've
lent Mm ray pointer nn' gun mnny an'
many a time. But he's showed what
ho Is! He's got the wrong sow by tbe
yeer, though, fer cf be keeps me heer
till Christmas I'll never crack a rock
unless I do It by accidentally steppin'
on It. Murk my words, Alan Blsbop,
IlinrMI bo trouble out o' this."
"Dou't tnlk thnt wny, Pole," said
Alnn. "You've broken tbe law, and
they hnd (o punish you for lt. If they
hadn't, they would have made themselves ridiculous. Why didn't you send
mo word you were In trouble, Pole?"
The fellow bung his head and then
blurted out:
"Beea'se I knowed you would mak*
n fool o' yorese'f nn' try to pay me out
Durn lt, Alnn Bishop, this alu't no
business o' yorc'n!"
"I'll mnke It my business," said
Alnn. "How much Is your fine? You
ought to have sent nie word." I
"Sent you nothln', Alan Blsbop,"
growled the prisoner. "When I sepd
you word to he'p nie out of a scrap*
thnt whisky got »io Into, I'll do lt attef
I've decently cut my throntl I say— I
wben you'vo plead with me like you;
hnvo to quit the durn stuff!"
riftlMpjI^ir,,!. ,   ,,
Three In  Chinese.
Religious superstition nsserts Itself In
Chinese nrchitccturc, and the universal
sncrudnesB of the numerals three and
nine Is shown in the arrangement Qf
(ample doors. There Is a triple gateway to each of the hulls of tlio iinperi-
ul pillnoo, nnd the snmo order prevails
at tlio Ming tombs. The Teiuplo of
Heaven bus n triple roof, a triple marble staircase, nnd all Its mystic symbolism points either to three or Its multiples.
Mi Ml !>,>', ill till,'lit.
"I hope," said the ducal bridegroom
anxiously, as bo boarded the Cunni'der
with his American bride, "tbnt your
dlnniont's nro sale In your btig,"   •
"M.v dear," replied she, "I tun not the
first of our family to marry Into the
British nobility. My aunt married a
duke. My diamonds ure safe nt home
t. i
Their Good Care and Some New Appliance* For tbe Same.
In tbe first place, never grudge tbe
few moments it takes to put things
away properly and in their right
places whenever they are taken off. A
little neglect now und then muy uot be
noticeable, but a continued habit ot
carelessness will surely ruin tbe most
correctly cut clothes and soon become
apparent In every article of apparel.
Hats quickly lose tbelr shape and acquire a rusty look; suits and overcoats
begin to fold and wrinkle where tbey
should not; trousers bag at the knees;
neckties become soiled and creased;
■hoes turn up at tbe toes and crack
across the bend of the foot—In short,
everything loses Its neatness and
freshness, so that, although tbe wardrobe be of tbe best, there ls an utter
absence of well groomed appearance.
There ure any number of kinds of
hat boxes, und lt does not matter greatly wbat the style as long as a man bas
an Individual box for eucb but and always keeps the bat therein when not
actually in use. The ordinary pasteboard boxes buts ure delivered in will
answer the purpose, except for traveling, lf one does not wish to spend
money for leather cases. When taken
off, a few turns with a soft brush or
piece of felt will remove all dust and
wben kept scrupulously cleun tbe but,
whether lt be u silk, a derby or a soft
felt, will Inst much longer and look
better to the end than lf neglected.
Silk bats should nlwnys be stood on
the crown, opera bnts should never be
put away in a crashed shape, and derbies should not be allowed to rest on
•tie points of tbe brim.
A wardrobe appliance of much value
tt the cabinet shown in the iliustra-
tion. This is a thing every man should
have even lf lt be mude of the plulnest
pine boards, for It is far preferable to
a bureau as a receptacle for shirts, collars, etc. Tbe three sblrt compart-
ments may be used only for shirts of
different kinds or one mny be used for
trousers or wnlstconts, und one or two
of tbe collnr compartmentB may also
be put to other purposes. Tbe small
drawers are most convenient for handkerchiefs, neckties, hose, gloves, Jewelry, etc., and the lurger drawers may
be UBed for underclothes and pajamas.
' Such a piece of furniture standing on
a simple chest of two or three large
drawers does away entirely with the
old fashioned bureau and is certainly
a great Improvement on it In addition, however, one needs a dressing
table witb mirror for brushes, toilet
water, sbavlug things, etc., and lt ls
well to have a long mirror in standing frame or in simple wood frame
screwed to the wall or door.—"How" in
linn For a Valentin* Party.
Shaved Tongue.   Lettuce Sandwiches.
Chicken Salad.
Cheese Straws.   Crackers.  Ollveil
Orange Ice.
Valentine Cake,. Angel Cake.
•White Grapes.
Valentine Cake.—Bent twelve ounces
of powdered sugar uud six ounces of
butter together, udd the yolks of three
eggs and beat until very light.   Add
half a pint of milk and the stiffly beaten whites of five eggs alternately.   Sift
three   ounces  of   cornstarch,   half   a
pound of flour and two teaspoonfuls of
bnking powder together end udd grud-
unlly to tbe bntter.   Flavor wltb half
a teaspoonful of extract of vanlla, tbe
Juice of one lemon and a saltspoonful
of powdered mnee. Pour into u grensed
cnke  mold  und  buke in u  moderate
oven for forty minute*.    Wben cold,
. ico  witb   coconnut  frosting,   place   n
cundy figure of Cupid in the center nml
ornnment wltb pink bonbons nnd tiny
silver arrows.—Good Housekeeping.
Lies Through  Rich,   Red  Blood
And Strong Nerves.
Debility is a word that fairly expresses many ailments under one
name. Poor blood, weak nerves, impaired digestion, loss of flesh. No
energy, no ambition, listless and Indifferent. This condition is perhaps
tho penalty of overwork, or the result of neglected health. You must
regain your health or succumb entirely. There is just one absolutely
sure way to do this—tako Dr. Williams' Pink Pills. These pills will
bring you new life, fill every vein
with rich, red blood, restore elasticity to the step, tho glow oil health to
tho wan cheek; they will inspire you
wilh new energy and supply the vital
force ol mind nnd body.
Thero is not a corner ol the civilized World whore Dr. Williams' l'ink
Pills have not brought health and
hope and happiness to some weak,
debilitated, despairing person. If
you havo not used the pills youraell,
usk your neighbors and thoy will tell
you these statements are solemn
truth. Mr. Charles Saulnler, Corbor-
lio, N. S., says : "1 was very much
run down and so weak I could hardly
work. It seemed as though iny blood
was littlo better than water. I tried
several medicines, but I got nothing
to help mo until I began taking Pr.
Williams' l'ink Pills. It was simply
astonishing how quickly these pills
began to help me and how much new
life nnd vigor thoy put Into me. 1
am a cook by profession, ond ths
fact that I was able to cook for fifteen men last wlntor Is tho best
proof that the pills have mode mo as
sound as ever I was."
Thero is no mystery about the
power of Dr. Williams' Pink Pills to
put now life and strength Into you.
They actually make new blood, and
thnt is why they euro all blood diseases, like anaemia, indigestion, liver
and kidney troubles, headaches and
backaches and tho spocial ailments of
women. Through the blood Dr. Williams' Pink Pills feed and steady the
nerves, strike at the root of nervousness, cure St. Vitus' dance, fit., neuralgia, sciatica and partial paralysis.
All theso diseases spring from bad
blood and disordered nerves, and
.hoy have all boon cured positively
and permanently by Dr. Williams'
Pink Pills. Sold by nil :| edicino
dealers at 50 cents a box 01' \ boxes
for $-.50. or by mail from the Dr.
Williams' Medicino Co., Bro.kvillo,
A girl is always proud of her new
hut until she meets another girl with
one that's moro freakish.
Deafness Cannoi Be Cured
oy local applications as they cannot roach the
diseased portion of the ear. There Is only one
way to curo deafness, and that Is by constltu-
llonal remedies. Deafness ts caused by an In-
named condition of the mucous lining of the
Eustachian Tube. When thla tube Is Inflamed
you have a rumbling sound or Imperfect hearing, and when lt ls entirely closed, Deafness Is
the result, and unless the Innammatlon can be
taken out and this tube restored to Its normal
condition, hearing will be destroyed forever;
nine cases out of ten are caused by Catarrh,
which Is nothing but an Inflamed condition ot
the mucous surfaces.
We will give One Hundred Dollars for any
case ol Deafness (caused by catarrh) that cannot bo cured by Hall's Catarrh Cure.      ' ••■' '
circulars, free.
F. J.  CHENEY-: CO.,
Bold by all druggists, i-c
Hall's Family Pills are the best.
F.lleii Terry has a passion for cottages. She owns three, one at Small
Hythe. Kent, being one of tho finest
examples of homely Tudor architecture in England.
Send for
Toledo, O.
Fortune   Await,   the   Inventor  of  a
Method to Recover  It.
"If some scheme could be devised,"
.aid a Stillwater (Minn.) man, "by
which the sunken logs which fill tho
beds of livers and creeks in the logging sections of this country could only
be recovered, immense fortunes would
be made. Along the St. Croix waters it
Is estimnted that logs enough nre Imbedded In the snnd of river bottoms to
keep mills running for yenrs. Under
present conditions the loss Is total, for
no successful method hns ever been devised to effect this saving.
"Occusionnlly logs cut years ngo are
forced by the washings of floods from
their Band beds and driven upon the
shores, where the action of sun and
wind dries them out sufficiently so that
they will tlont down stream, but the
percentage of logs recovered Is smell,
and milieus of dollnrs' worth of property ls lost beyond recovery until some
enterprising genius invents a machine
or process to recover the timber.
"At Sllllwnter logs occnsionnlly come
to the sorting booms bearing marks In
use hnlf- n century ngo, nnd when they
nppeur the old lumbermen grow reminiscent of men who hnve been long
forgotten, but who were important
operators In the pioneer logging dnys
of Wisconsin nnd Minnesota.
"No possible estimate can be mnde
of tbe nmount of timber thus lost, but
lumbermen estlmnlc thnt the rivers of
Wisconsin, in the value of the logs
burled In their sands, hnve fortunes of
millions of dollars If the logs could be
recovered. Wisconsin has been one of
the big pine states, nud your Chlp-
pewn, Wisconsin, St. Croix nnd Menominee rivers nnd their tributaries
contain fortunes lu sunken timber.
"Strange us it mny appear, tbe value
of the timber ls not lessened, even after
It hns been submerged for half or
quarter of a century. Efforts hnve been
occusionnlly made to recover sunken
logs. At ono time a company was organized nt Stillwater to dredge streams
nnd thus recover some of the timber,
but the plun did not work with any
great degree of suewss, this method
being found too expensive. Some one
will come along some day with n plan,
and this immensely valuable product,
now lost will be recovered."      _,
The New Velvet Glove*.
To be thoroughly up to date thl* winter you must wear tbe new velvet
gloves. Tbey are made of different
qualitle* of velvet ere stitched like ordinary gloves and are fastened wltb
pearl buttons. They can be bought in
any color, and lf you want to be particularly smart they ought to match
the color of your gown. No one need
Buffer from cold, as these gloves can be
ft lined with fur of any kind and made
as warm as any one would desire. They
were first worn in London nearly a
Ja year ago, but tbey have only Just op-
}-, peered In New York and are considered
something distinctly becoming and
new, says tbe New Idea Magazine.
A School  Day  Valentine.
The little country achoolhous. still standi
beside the lane,
With pictures chalked upon the door and
many a broken pane.
But 'mong the lassies and the lads I nowhere now can see
A certain little boy and girl who ones
-    were known to me.
Although I seem to hear blm say, with
head down bent tp mine,
"I love you 'most a bushel. Kit and I'm
your valentlnel"
yull many a year has passed ajnee then,
and at my side today
Tb* children of a man I |ov», wltb merry
laughter stray.
Tet as th* veil of time I* rent by memory's maglo touch I
I fancy by the achoolhouse step a boy I {
met ao much
And hear him whisper softly, hi* dark
curls touching mine,
"I love you 'moat a bushel, Kit, end I'm
your valentine!"
-Mary C. Huntington.
* We may glenn knowledge by reading,
but the chaff must be separated from
tbe wheat by thinking. 	
Colonel Miss Nellie Ely of Tennessee—
or.Is It Miss Colonel Nellie Kly—Is said te
be exceedingly popular with tbe other
members of the governor's staff.—New
York Tribune.
Safety For Your Children
When a mother finds it necessary to
give her little one medicine she cannot be too careful as to the remedy
employed. The so-called "soothing"
medicines always contain poisonous
opiates, and these should never be
given to a child. Strong drugs and
harsh purgatives should also L*
avoided. An ideal medicino for young
children is Baby's Own Tablets, which
cum all the minor ills of childhood,
and the mother has ulio guarantee of
one of the foremost analysts of Canada that Ibis medicine contains no
opiate. Milton L. Hersey, M. A. He,
tlonionstrator iu Chemistry, McGill
University, snys :—"I hereby certify
that I havo made a careful analysis
of Baby:s Own Tablets which I personally purchased in a drug storo iu
Montreal, and said analysis has failed to detect tho presence of any opiate or narcotic in them." Analysis
is proof, therefore mothers know that
in giving their littlo ones Baby's Own
Tablets they ure giving thero an absolutely safe medicine. Sold by all
druggists or mailed at 25c a box by
writing the Dr. Williams Medicine
Co., Brockvillc, Ont.
Rest is the sweet sauce of labor.—
To read without reflecting is like eating without digesting.—Burke.
Better u little chiding tbnn u great
deal of heartbreak— Shukespenrc.
Repentance is the golden key that
opens the pnlnce of eternity.—Milton.
A straight line Is tbe shortest in mor-
uls as in mathematics— Mnrla Edge-
Think twice before you speak or act
once, nnd you will speak or act the
more wisely for it—Franklin.
There Is uo Impossibility to him who
stunds prepared to conquer every buz-
nrd. Tbo fearful are tbe failing.—S. J.
There never wns n person who did
nnythlng worth doing that did not receive mote thnn be gave.—H. W.
Refinement creotes beauty everywhere. It is the grossness of the spectator that discovers anything like
grossness in the object—Hazlitt
The brain ls on important organ,
serving ns it does to keep the bead
from collnpslng. Almost nil styles of
doing the hnlr cnil for n hcud of some
sort Agnln, there ls nothing like a
head to set off a flue neck. Finnlly, we
should feel rather foolish without our
For n long time scientists were unable to discover why It is that the brain
Is divided Into white uud gray matter.
It remained for a clever French savant
to solve the difficulty.
"Quite likely," anld he, "tbe loud colors bnd not yet come iu when mnn was
Psychology denls with the organic
aspect of thought To psychology we
owe the knowledge thut culf's brain
mnki'S good Boup.
Shakespeare   wus   handicapped
cause there were no aiitoniobiU-i
his day to blow up nnd kill the
lain* in his plays.
Thoa. Subln, of Eglinton, says : "1
have removed tea ronis from my feet
with Hnllowiiy's Corn Cure.'1 U-inter,
go thou and do  likewise.
Money doesn't always bring happiness, but tbo avorago man Is willing
to take chance* along wilh the
A set of silver-mounted dueling pistols onco owned by George Washington wus purchased by a New York
dealer the other day at au auction
Sir Colin Cnmiihell'. Commission.
When the Duke of Wellington wns in
India he "discovered" the soldier who
afterward became Sir Colin Campbell.
Thnt. dushlug warrior wns In tho coni-
mlssnrlnt service nnd hud volunteered
for 1111 nssault on a bill fort. Tho duke
saw a little round mnn run up u ladder
nnd, receiving n pike thrust nt the top,
roll down like n bull to the bottom. He
wns, however, up ngnln In un Instant
nnd, running up like a squirrel, was
the first or niuong the first in the place.
The duke lutighed, inquired about blm
nnd procured hlin n commission.
Mr.    Chas.     Gilchrist    Declare*
Dodd's Kidney Pills Cured
His Diabetes
He Suffered For Ten Years anil Conld Oe
X11 Keller Till Re Tried the Urea
Canadian Kidney Remedy,
Tort Hope, Ont., Mar. 14—(Special)
—It has long been admitted that
what will cure Diabetes will cure any
form of Kidney Disease, and Dodd's
Kidney Pills have cured the longstanding Diabetes of Charles (Jilehrist
of this place.
Mr. Gilchrist is easily one of ?he
best known men In Port Hope. For
fifteen years ho was Chief of Police
and for twenty-two years Fishery
Overseer of the Dominion Government. When asked regarding his
cure, he had no hesitation in saying
it was caused by Dodd's Kidney l'ills
and nothing else.
"I had Diabetes and Kidney Disorder for ten years,': ho said. "My
urine wns like brickdust and 1 had a
terrible backache. I tried doctors,
tried everything, but could get no
help till I was advised to try Dodd's
Kidney Pills. I commenced taking
them, soon began to get better and
am quite well now.
"If I had not used Dodd's Kidney
Pills I am sure I would have been in
my grave.:'
Sound Kidneys take all impurities
out of the blood. Dodd's Kidney
Pills make sound Kidneys. Thoy are
the greaitest tonic of the age.
Belle Applegate, an American singer, once employed at tbe Dresden
opera, will go to the royal theatre
at Weimar.
Of the sixteen children born to the
late Professor Moinniscn four are
dead, one is a physician, and another
sits in the Ileichstag for* Dantxig.
Dr-   Aynow's      Catarrhal     Powder   a
Great Blessing.
"When I read that Dr. Agnew's Catarrhal Powder could relieve Caturrh in
J 0 minutes X wus far from L.oiiiK convinced. 1 tried it—a single puff through
the blower afforded instant relief, slopped pain over the eyes and cleansed the
nasal passages. To-tiny X am free from
Catarrh." B. L, Egau's (Euttton, X'a.,)
experience has been that of thousands of
others and may be yours, f.jid l>y all
In a divinity essay written by an
English schoolboy appeared the following: passage : "And He sod unto
Moses, Come forth; but he eome fifth,
and lost the job. Morral, t.il up
A Sour Stomach and a Sour
Temper travel hand-in-hand sad are the
precursors of mental and physical wreck.
Nine hundred and ninety-nine times in k
thousand food ' ferment (indigestion) is
the cause. Dr. Von Stan's lMneappls
Tablets keep ths stomach sweet—aid dl-
gestion—keep tbe nerve centres well bsl-
(ineed—they're nature's panacea—pleaasat
and harmless.    85 cents.—88
It's an eusy matter to gauge a person's wisdom. Draw him inlo a discussion, and if he agt'ees with y6U he
Is sensible.
bilious man is never a companionable
man because his ailment renders l.im morose und gloomy. The complaint is not
so dangerous as it is disagreeable. Vet
no one need suffer from it who can procure Parmelee:s Vegetable fills. By regulating the liver and obviating the effects
of bile in the stomach they restore men
lo  cheerfulness and  full  vigor of  action.
lit*, llhlo, oS the anthropological department of the university of California, has gone to Peru to study the
origin nnd early customs of tbe inhabitants of the Pacific roast.
I  Coughing ia an outward sign of
inward disease.
Cure the disease with
pure *BnicLuns
and the cough will stop.
Vry It to-night,    lf it doesn't
benefit you,  we'll  give your
money back.
Prices: 8. C. Wti.u A Co. M.
25c. SOc. II   LeRoy. N. Y., Toronto. Can.
Demand* Bound Horn.- Only.
Lio. homi ull tt Ira thin lull Ihalr .tlual
art -ait-ei -eilrabla for uia or wifc   TIM "
ba-rr.  Abwboulaiol
If your blood Is thin and impure, you are miserable all the
time. It is pure, rich blood
that invigorates, strengthens,
refreshes. You certainly know
the medicine that brings good
health to the home, the only
medicine tested and tried for
60 years. A doctor's medicine.
"I 0—> nr H(«, wlUxmi r*milit. to Ar"'■
R-r.-PRTllb,.   It II tb. moit wonderful moill-
clni In tli* world (or nirrouinon.   Mj car. li
l>L'nii_-riit, mi'1 I cannot tliank roll cn.UKll."
mrh. Iiei.1i. MuWell, Newark, N. J.
Whlttler'.   Snfcirnnr.I.
When an ovortlinlil visitor from the
city onco coninioulpd to tlio poet Wlilt-
tlcr upon the Insecurity that seemed
Inseparable from so ninny doors opening out from all sides of the large old
country home, the master of the houso
strove gently to restore confidence by
pleading that most of thero were locked at night.
Not lo Be Tlioosjli. Of.
Mrs. Newlywod-Yes, Harry has only
one fault, dear fellow! He will smoke
cigarettes. Mrs. Oldgirl—Why don't
you brenk him off II? Mrs. Newlywed
—And lenve me nothing to scold biro
■bout?   No, Indeed!
■l.CO > liottu.
j. o. Ana Co.
Lo-.Tl, Mem,
Poor Health
Laxative dose* of Ayar'a Pill* each
night greatly aid th* Sar»*parllla«
I.avlnix llrn-n the Law.
Lady (entertaining friend's little girl)
—Do you tnlio sugar, darling? The Darling—Yes, please. Lady—How many
lumps? The Darling—Ob, about seven,
snd when I'm out to tea I start wit.
Hike.- I'niiili.
Ti.Iiik- Jam*" Hi.. Tfoi. "
J a a book on Japan Douglas Staden
recounts the tli-inss tlj.it the Japanese
have not. They have no bread, no
beds, no boots and shoes, no trousers
for the men, no petticoats for the women. This sounds alarming, but both
sexes wear instead several dressing
gowns, one over the other—the kimonos of commerce. In their houses they
have no windows, no doors, no walls,
no ceilings, no chests of drawers, not
even a washing stand, and tbe wardrobe is only a lot of boxes piled one
on top of another. In the kitchens they
have no range, no pots, no pans, uo
flour bins, no flour, no kitchen tables.
But, then, they have no tables or
chairs In the drawing room, and In tbe
real native house the drawing room itself ls only a lot of bedrooms witb
their walla taken down. There ls no
reason why you should find anything
In a Japanese house except mats and
a charcoal stove for warming your fingers and the teapot and committing
suicide. Japan ls full of cherry trees
and plum trees, but they do without
fruit. The cherries are used for the
blossoms and the plums for hanging
poems on.
Men aad Animal* In Water.
The animal has uo advantage in any
way In water over man, and yet the
man drowns, while the animal swims.
The dog, tbe horse, the cow and even
the cat all take to the water and are
able to walk as tbey do when out of
water. Throw a dog into tbe stream,
snd at one* he begins to walk Just as
he does on dry land. Why should a
man, woman or child act differently under like circumstances?
It seems strange that people have to
be told to do what tbe animals do Instinctively and Instantly. Man's Ignorance of so simple a thing as treading
water is remarkable. It Is without reason or excuse. There ls a popular notion afloat that In some way the dog
and other animals have an advantage
over man in water. Nothing conld be
further from the truth. The advantage
lies with man, who is provided with a
paddle formed bnnd and knows enough
to float when tired, something the animal rarely or never does.
Disraeli on Lawyer*.
In discussing lawyers one day Disraeli wittily remarked: "Everybody
knows the stages of a lawyer's career.
He tries in turn to get on, to get honors, to get honest."
Itl-PENT.—A little medicine in Iho slmpe
of the wonderful pellets which nie known
1'nnnelee'n Vegetable PIUS. bdininiS-
leretl at the proper time und with the
directions adhered to often prevent a
serious attack ot sickness nnd stive money which would po to the doctor. In
ill! irregularities of the digestive orcuns
they are an invaluuble corrective and by
cleansing the blood they clear tie skin
of imperfections.
IIuss!nil newspapers insist Hint one
wnr will not end it. Possibly Jejuni
tvill Bo willing to quote them rules
on halMo-on lots if they must have
Have You a Skin Disease?-
Tetter, Salt Rheum, Scald Head, Ring
worm. Eczema, Itch, Barbers' Itch, Ulcers, illolches, Chronic Erysipelaa, Liver
Spots, Prurigo, Psoriasis, or other eruptions of the skin—what Dr. Agnew'a
Oinlment has done for others it can do
for you—cure you. One, application git
relief.    86 cents.-871
Russia feels thnt it could use
unlimited unioimt oi summer in
Dropsy li one positive Sign of
Kidney Disease.- Hut. vou Anyo!
these unmistakable signs ? l'tilbnesa under th. eyes 1 Swollen limbs i Smothering feeling? Chang, of ilie character
of the urine? Exhaustion uflcr lensl exertion ? lf you have there's dropsical
tendency and you shouldn't lose nn hour
in pulling yourself under Ihe great South
American  K'idney Cure.—80
Coren must bo tempted to move h
the .spring if it enn lind anoth.r flat.
li a woman doesn't have time to
eat she gels along pretty well, not
having time to think about it
Loggers lead a life which exposes third
lo many perils. Wounds, cuts and l.ruis
es cannot be altogether avoided in preparing timber for tho drive and iu river
work,where wet und cold coinl.i'iod ere
of daily experience, coughs und colds end
inusculur pains cminot tut ensue. Dr.
Thomas' Eclectric Oil, when uppiied to
the injured or administered to llie ailing,
works wonders.
Lifebuoy Soap—disinfectant—Is strongly
recommended by the medical iiriifif-slotl
ns a safeguard ugalnst infectious ill"
eases. S3
•II .01- • Mr.un-t cum for Sp.VlM,,«■_____•
•pilot., Curb., lie. and -llnnM of Ir
It cura, l!io_.an_lotcaieiann__ll)r,   Such «
at Ih* oo. lollowin, at* 1 _ uar.nt.a .1 WML
Curt- tn* B*M Spulni ol T*» ton" SUndln|.
E.iWlla. NX. Mu. ii. n>i.
Dr. a I. Kendall Co., centlei-an i—5om,
_*0dy-uiKenda_"lSpa-lnC_raon* holla
Jlon. Sp.Tlna.andlt ramorad then enili.l-.   1
perlol Bad l>ean oa him trout birth, and wal. _l
raarl* ilindlna.   I now h-i.oa ceae.r . «ura thai
I.Jui.d by ralhni Ihroo.h a brldf., and "af*" t«__-
_.,ccmpfel.tr..lr-rnl with your IrjJC-.   rteu.
niiaaaaii Yowl aery Ix-ty,     , CLAW- u. r-uaa.
Irlo. Jl I alE for IB. A, a llalmaot for f.mtlr "a
H _VM UuT Aab roiir dr__«-t fo. -tW-Ml-.
gp.Tla Our., al-. -lIMitliam tb. Hor..,'
Iba book tr.o, of idd-m
DR. 1.1. KENDALL CO.. Enoiburg FaHa, VL "
Admirals Togo and Ho do not need
an extra transport for their numes,
which may account for the Mobility
ol the .Japanese fleet.
Kiissiii probably Will do something
when il gets its second wind, if III
the meantime unconfirmed tumors do
not scare it to death.
Luiigh  when   a.  friend  L'ills  II  joke;
it is one of the tuxes you iin.st pay.
II is so hard to got news from tho
•ust that il the news ngencies aro not
iareful, the school histories will be
"scooping"  them on this wnr.
Severe colds are easily cured liv Hie
use of -tickle's Antl-Consuinpl,iv« St-
up. u medicine of extraordinary peno
rating and healing m'opw'.i.'s II if
eknowledired liv those w'o I'.tvc open
it as lieinir the best modiclllO Mild [Ol
nughs. colds, iuflnmm.it i.m of tin
lungs, and ull affections of the llironl
and chest. Its rurrooaMonoss to the
taste makes it. a favorite with ludlo*
and children.
A Short Cut
to Health
If you want to enjoy
vigorous health take
They are a verite.ble short cut
to la-sting e.nd perfect health.
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Sold Everywhere in Canada and U. a America.
In boxes, 28 cent..
A Perfect FLOUR For
Sold— In original packages
only-- by all dealers.
OGILVIE'S- Millers to II. R. It The Prince of Wales.
isnit PREFERENTIALwcigar
Youll  Enjoy Every Bit Of It.
Do You Want
10 CONS!0i<  YOUR  C'ftlH  TO A RELIABLE  FIRM     /
If »o, ihe unrleriiffiinl wnniit yonr feailnena and will undeaYor to give tatlifactloa*
Cftflh advanced on consignments.     Reference:   Inion Bank of Canada.
The oldest established Grain Commission
Ma.rclm.it In Winnipeg.
Grain  Exobanpe.   Winnipeg.
While China means to ho neutral
inhabitants keep t-i tcli t on taking box
ing lessons.
A    hah'    restoralivii    is   atltei'lisei
lhat will make hair grow in a mghl
One that will   make hair   grow 111 fl
car is hope enough.
If your children iiioun nml ure revthsi
Jnriag Bleep. euiiiiUu* when awake mill i
loss of appetite, pale oountenince, pie*
ing of the nose, etc., you u»;y ile.'em-
ipon   it  that  the  primary  cuase  uf   ilu
rouhle is worms. Mother llravcs' Worm
Exterminator   effectually   removes   ilrfl
tests,  at  onee relieving  the Mile HUftei
Hie .taps are so COnfoundildly polite, too, even while Ihey urn landing
on your solar plexus.
John Hay. United Status secretary
1 slate, and former minister to
Crent Britain, was n very homely
lad, and used to put on nn apron
nnd wash dishes for his mother.
Some hoys and girls templed him to
come out with his apron on. and then
chaffed him; he had purposely brought
a Jiasin of water with him. and this
he threw over his tormentors, hoys
and girls alike.
Russia is very short, of doctors,
having only eight lor every 100,000
inhabitants. Great Britain hns 1R0
for tlie same number.
$5,000 Reward r^^o^
Limited, Toronto, to any person who
can prove that this soap contain*
any form of adulteration whatsoever,
or contains any injurious chemicals.
Ask f.r tke Oct***- *»»■ "*
Apparently the Japanese know thnt
In fighting an adversary like Russia
It is necessary, if possible, to deliver
the knockout blow in the llrst round.
Russia, will not. mbkc nn exhibit at
St. Louis, having decided that, it
will hake enough work on its bands
to make tt satisfactory exhibit In
While the Japanese aro vegtilarlnns,
they do not object tb a, little bear
meat on special occasions.
While China's judgment tells It to
remain neutral, its heart counsels
the throwing of a flat-iron.
It may bo that Rudyard Kipling la
waiting to give Poet Laureate Austin
the first   poetical whack r.t tho war.
Although China is to l.e neutral
territory, wise citizens of Poklll are
burying anything that could ''OSaUilj
he construed as loot.
florae  Sen...
My maternal great-grandfather, Va
der Mecrschaut, had a little Cossnc'
horse captured from the Russian  !:
vadcrs  In   1811.   The  old  gontlotniii
was lame In one leg as the result of
hunting accident,  but withal a goo.
horseman   when  once   In   the  saddle
When out on his trips in the coiintri
on business and coming home at nlghl
he would frequently fall asleep In hi;-
commodious Cossack saddle.   The horse
would make a bee line for home ut an
easy but swift pace.  Arriving there, II
would rap at tlie front door with It*
foot until tho watchmaii would open
the porch nnd lake the old genlleman
out of the saddle.    M.v  grandmother
told me this happened almost every
week.   Horse and master understood
each   oilier.   Not   being nblu  to   walk
very well, he would hunt from horseback, the horse following the setters
and coming to a staudstlll wben one
of tbem was on a point, tho bid gentleman guiding hlin entirely by pressure of the knees and voice nnd having
both hands free for his fowling piece.
The horse died of old age on the place,
as most of our servants,  l'eace to his
tshes!   l'oresl nml SI ran in.
Tlie  l.entlr   l.orer.
Wlfe-You do not speak lo 1110 as affectionately as you used to, 1,'itirgo. I
think you have ceased lo love me. Husband—There you nre again! Ceased 10
love you! Why, I love you better than
my life. Now, shut up and let me read
my paper.
Illlii.-I'r.   Ten   llool.a.
Charles A. Dana once made a list of
ten "indispensable books." They were:
The Bible, Shakespeare, the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution
of the United States, Bancroft's "History of the United States," Irving'*
"Life of Washington," Franklin's "Autobiography," Channlng's "Essay ou
Napoleon Bonaparte," Gibbon's "Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire"
and Tarbell's "Early Life of Lincoln."
To Remove TemptatlaB.
The doctor looked solemn.
"Yon must keep quiet," he said, "talk
ns little as possible and under no circumstances speak above a whisper."
"In that ease," she replied thoughtfully, "you must keep my husband
1 way from me"—Brooklyn Eagle.
Ancient  Sport. AinoiiH the Ilebre-...
Pigeons as letter carriers, tradition
tell* us, were employed at the time
when Joshua Invaded Palatine ns mediums of communication between headquarters aud camps iu lands far off on
the other side of the Jordan. At the
time of the Talmud they were used In
amusing games. The Talmud tells us
lhat betting was indulged In at the pigeon play. The owner of the pigeon
which reached Brat Ihe point designated was the winner.
Another play connected wilh belting
was the kiihya. Kuhya means a small
pot (Arabic kulieia, small glass). The
kuhya was a little pot wherein dice
were shaken and thrown upon the table. The dice were numbered as our
modern ones nre. Against these two
game* the Talmud was In arms, and
their players were not allowed to up-
• pear a* witnesses he-ore the bar.
ET FOR 1904
Brush & C°->[
Poor man! He can't help ft.1
He gets bilious. He needs s
good liver pill—Ayer's Pills.
They act directly on the liver,
cure biliousness.
Want your moustache or beard)
a beautiful brown or rlcb black ? Use
nmon___       ..._   _^a[i'|..uu;jico.,iiAitBp>.w.i. J
UirM l« rtta la.ar. .ru.ll .«*•  I" «
I...!,, Vllltlal—, E'n.r.  I . V I.
IKHl   ...I .,111.4
',..   !>-,  I.»|,
I l..t...ia..r.,I. ...
Russia by this time haB got over
the notion that il can smack .l.ipun
with one bond lied behind lis hack.
Cores has grunted Japan ihe light
to trnverse its country. it'oitnn
statesman aro evidently mind rende**.
\fif    N    «_J    No    *7»
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rm "
/   fit,   Pleasant   Advocate.
J       J,-.niit-,l'lislied April _, 1S69.)
Mrs. R. Whitney, Publisher
Office :. 2 5 2 fi Westminster avenue.
E.sojJSJt   Office—'10 Fleet street,
;1jon*f», E. C., 1-nghud Whero n
file of "The Auvooate" is kept for
Tel. B1405.
Subscription $1 a year   payable   in
S cents a Oopy.
Notices of Births, Marriages, aud Deaths
published free of charge.
Vancouver, B.C., May 14, 1904.
Junction ol Wostmlim.r avejiue unil Went-
uiiuHter mud. SKRVICfiy at. __ a. ni.. anti
7:30 p.m.; Sunday School at2:30 p.m. Rev.
Geo. A. Wilson, 11. A., Pnator. Manse comer of
£ighth.uvi'nue Hnd Ontario Htreet.   Tel. 1066.
Corner of Mat ana Westminster aTenues.
KERVICKS nt 11a. ra., and 7 p. m.j Sluuliiy
School and nll,l. Dial! .::io p.m. Ilev. C, 11,
M. Sutherland, I'muor. Parsonage 1-3 Eleventh
avenue,   wait.
St Michaels, (Anglican).
Comer Wosttulonter road aud J'lliicu Kdirard
.ticor. SERVICES at 11 a. ni., aud 7:30 p.m.,
Holy Communion 1st and 3d Sunday, in each
raonUi after luornltiK prayer. 2d and Itli Sun-
iluyKiii 8a. m. Sunday School at 2-80 p.m.
Rer. 0 II. Wilson, Rector. Ro.idoncc 372
Thirteenth avonue, easl.
Seventh avenue, between Westminster ave
true aud Quebec street. SERVICES ut 11 a. in.
and 7:30 p.m.; Sunday school at 2:30 p. in
Rev. A. IV. McLood, Pastor. Residence 189
Sixth avenue, east.
Advent Chrlstiao Church (iiotTil, day Ad-
venlists) corner N'lnlh avenue and Westmln
ater road. Services 11 a.m., and 7:30 p.m.,
Sunday School at in a. ni. Young peoples'
Socielyof Loyal Workers ol Christinn Endeavor meets every Sunday even ing at C: 45 o'clock.
Prayer-meeting Wednesday niglits at 8 o'clock.
See When Your Lodge Meets
The 2d and 4th Mondays of the month
Court Vancouver, I. O.  F., meets at
8 pm.
Mt. Pleasant Lodge No. lt),  l.O.O.F.
meets at 8 p. in.
Vancouver  Conncil   No.  211a,   Can
auian Order of Chosen Friends meets
the 2d aud 4th Thursdays of the month
Alexandra Hive No 7, Ladies of the
Maccabees holds its regular meetings on
the 1st, and 3d Fridays of the month
If yon know auy items of Mt.Pleasaut
news—Social, Personal or any other
news items—seud them in to "The
Advocate," or hy telephone—B140B.
"Have you any unkind thoughts?
Do not write them  down.
Write no word that glveth pain;
Written  words may  long remain.
Have you heard some Idle tale?
Do not write It down.
Gossips may repeat It o'er,
Adding to its bitter store.
Hav* you any careless Jest?
Bury it, and let lt rest:
It may wound some loving breast,
Wo;ds of love and tenderness.
Words of  truth and  kindliness,    \
Words of comfort for the sad,
Words of gladness for the glad,
Words of counsel for the bad,
Wisely  write  them  down.
Words,     though   small,    are     mighty
Pause before you write them,
J-lttle words may grown and bloom,
With bitter breath or sweet perfume.
Pray before you write them."
"The Advocate" was misinformed
last week in regard to a Junior Lacrosst
match taking place on Tuesday of this
week on Mt. Pleasant School Grounds.
The first juuior match to be played
on Mt. Pleasaut will take place on tbe
School Grounds next Tuesday evening,
and will be between the Junior Comet
team of Fairview ami the local Junior
Maple Leaf team. This will be the
first game of tho season to be played by
the local team, and there should be a
huge crowd present to keep tho enthusiasm up to a high pitch throughout.
The lutormediute Maple Team was
out iu full force Tuesday evening on
the School Grounds, and the boys aro
now out every evening weildiug their
slicks aud chasing the rubber ball.
On Thnn day eveuiug next—Cambie
Street Grounds—the Maple Leaf team
plays its first game of the season, with
the Crescents.
The Maple Leaf Club Room on the
School Grounds lias been repaired aud
put in good shape. A shower hath will
he installed today (Saturday). The
lumber for rebuilding lookers, etc., was
donated, by Aldcrmau Morton, the
Honorary President.
A lively game of lacrosse was played
ou the School Grounds, TuoBdny evening, between the Fairview rand
Strathcona school boys, resulting iu a
score ot 2 to 0 in favor of Fairyiew.
Rvenue Furniture
Mart. We fl've Credit.
Below you will flud a description of
a few of our goods with the prices attached but remember we give you 10%
off for cash If you are passiug our
way just step in aud examine our goods;
we shall be very huppy to show you
over tbe store aud explain our Easy
Time Paymeut System:
Carpet squares bright colors from $7.60
Spring Couches   10.50
Bedroom Suits from 18.60
Sideboards .French Plate     17 95
Baby Buggies from     15.00
Linoleums, Floor Cloths, Etc.
W. J. Waters, Manager Furniture Dept.
Grocery Department.
When you pay for liigh-grade Tulle
Butter yon douT*«mt to be compelled
to use it by by cooking. You cau depend on the quality of Butter you get
here to be just as we represent it.
Especially nice Creamery at 25c
5.T. Wallace
Westminster avenue & Harris street.
Telephone 12«0
Mail Orders Promptly Filled.
. The fuueral of Mr. Israel Trndgeon
occurred from the family residence,
comer Bridge street aud Ninth avenne,
on M°uday afteruoou. The services
were conducted by Rev. A. W. McLeod
of the Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church, of
which the deceased was a prominent
aud highly esteemed member. The.
floral offerings were many and beautiful;
the list follows: Sprays—Mr, audMrs.
E, Smith, Mrs. Priestland, Mrs. French,
Mrs. Peels, Mr. and Mrs. A. M. Forbes,
Mr. Poulseu, Mr. aud Mrs. Lockhart,
Mrs. Williamson, Mrs. Ec-son, Mr. and
Mrs. Bentley, Mr. uud Mrs. Creasor,
Mrs. Davis and Miss Wiuue Baxter.
Roses—Mrs. B. W. Rolston, Mrs. Mc-
Caulay, Mrs. Prosby. Cross—Mr. and
Mrs. Carusworth. Pillows—Mr. aud
Mrs. Powell, ami Ladies' Aid of Mt.
Pleasant Baptist Church Spray of Forme-get- ,uots from an uukuown friend.
Wreaths-Inn and Gordon McKenzie,
Gordon aud Miss Rulley, the Canadiau
Order of Chosen Friends, Mr. and Mrs.
Kemp, the Prysdnle Store staff, and the
Suuday School of Mt. Pleasaut Baptist
Mrs. Trndgeon and the family wish
to express, through "The Advocate,"
their heartfelt gratitude for tho kiuduess
nud sympathy shown by so many on
their recent beieavcment.
Editor ok "Advocate" :
In Sunday's "Advertizer ' over the
signature of "Gwcn," who in didactic
style gives advice to girls nud women
on etiquetto and womanliness, note
with ainazo she has
indulged iu uudignified weakness of
calling tlie City Council names:
"Swash Bucklers." How elegant,
reflued and lady-like I Must all our
ideals be shattered, I ask myself I
"Gwcn" the self-styled authority on the
proper manuer to do everything—how
'^pould you? The readers of "From a
Woman's Point of View," uow turn
with a flickering hope to "G'wan"
for a future guidance to the eminent
height whore "Gwen" ouce complacently placed herself.
May 12. —A Know-Nothing.
Young Peoples Societies.
Loyal Workers of Christian Eudoavor
rueetal I5.miiuitcs to 7,  every Sunday
*veuiug in Adveut Christian Church,
corner Ninth ave. and Westminster Rd.
Epworth League of Mt. Pleasant
Methodist Church inrvts at S p. m.
B. Y. P. U., meets jii Mt. Pleasant
BaptiHt Chnrch at s p, ni.
Tho Y. P. S. C. E., meets at 8 p. in.
in Mt.Pleasasant Pr«>«liyterian Church.
"It Isn't love that   they have In their
And neglect or forget to reveal,
That brightens the" lives
Of husbands and wives;
It Is telling the love that they feel.
It isn't the muslo, asleep In the strings.
Of the lute that entrances the ear,
And brings to the breast
The spirit of rest;
It Is only the music we hear,
It Isn't the silence of hope uneexpressed,
It's the word of good cheer that wc
To triumph through strife
For the great things of life;
That heartens and straightens  . the
weak." I
NionTiNOAi.E —Born to Mr. and Mrs.
J. P. Nightingale, Tenth avenne,  May
8th, a daughter.
Hyndman.—Born to Mr. and Mrs.
H. D, Hyuthiiiin, Princess street, May
5th, a son
Courage is a Hint .cr
of tbe Blood.
Urmd the New York S-Until Parlors!
advertisement in this paper, 'hen jt. io
Jiow York Denlul Purlors for vour wmk
food   red
blood a
man has. a
heart and
poor nerves.
Anemia mean, thirj-
neas of blood.   It f_
corumon in men and
young  women  aud   all
those who work indoors,
who do not get enough outdoor air and
good oxygen In their lungs.   There are too
many white blood corpuscle- in such cases,
and there is often a peculiar sound in the
heart, called a murmur, in cases of anemia.
This heart murmur Is caused by thinuesa
of the blood passing through the heart.
The murmur of anemia disappears when
the blood regains iu natural consistency
and   richness.     It   is   not  heart disease.
Sometimes people suffer intense pain over
the heart, which is not heart disease, but
caused by the stomach.    It is the occasion
of much anxiety, alarm and suffering, for
which its victim is dependent upon reflex
disturbances from the 'tomach caused by
indigestion.    In the same way many bad
coughs are dependent  upon these reflex
disturbances of what is called'the pneuuio-
jr-stric nerve.    To enrich the blood and
Increase the red blood corpuscles thereby
feeding the nerves on rich red blood and
doing away with nervous Irritability, take
Dr.  Pierce's Golden   Medical   Discovery,
Whieh promotes digestion aud assimilation
of food *o that the blood get. its proper
supply of nourishment from the stomach.
Get as near to nature's way aa you can.   A
medicine made entirely of botanical extracts and which does not contain alcohol in
the safest.    Dr. Pierce's Gulden Medical
Dhcovery contains nn alcohol or narcotic..
Dr.   t'lerce'j   I'li'.isant   Pellets are  the
best liver pills.
While white will be used very much
this Summer, it has almost been too
much worn, and there is a revulsion of
color. The daintiest and prettiest of
Summer frocks are being made up tn
delicate shades of blue, pink, mauye
and green. As will be seen there ls a
choice of color for any complexion, and
then there are white and the soft pongee shades of linen as a change irom
In the matter of trimmings, folds .ire
much used, perhapB more so than ruffes. In either case It must be'remem-
bered that it is necessary to trim hlf-h
in the new skirts. The folds or ruffles must come well above the middle
of the skirt in order lo get the proper
appearance as well as tho most desirable hang of the skirt. Trimming has
a good deal to do with the hang of a
full skirt.
One of the most noticeable things
about our present styles—'the ones to
be worn all Summer—Is the return to
old-fashioned materials, and the changes in materials generally. The very
newest thing—even In Paris—is the old
merino which we used to wear In our
childhood days. It comes now In the
most exquisite colors and cannot be
excelled as a material for graceful
drapery. It falls more softly In graceful folds than any other material, and
Is destined to continue growing In popularity.
Another new thing this season itt In
the realm of pongee—a most popular
fabric for Summer wear. This is the
first season that we have ever had
pure pongee. Hitherto efforts at pure
white have produced only an unlovely
gray. Now the white pongee Is here
and has been enthusiastically adopted.
It is a very smart gown for simple day
dresses and for elaborate gowns for
evening wear. Perhaps it Is smartest
of all when made in plain tailor t-nsh-
ion,   in  soft,  simple effects.
Local Items.
W. Shilvock spent this week at
lieautifnl, visitiugMr. Shilvock.
 , to:	
Miss A. Morrison and Misses Edwards
and Bartlett left Thursday night for
Mr. S. MeClay's office—the old band
stand—caught fire Thursday afternoon
but slight damage was done.
Mr. A. J. McKiunou has added an Ice
Cream Parlor to his Candy Store. Next
the-Poston.ee, Westminster avenue.
Read the generous offer of Storey &
Campbell in thiB paper. A buggy given
Mr. McCutoheon, Sr., father of Mr.
Oscar McCntcheou, the Mt. Pleasant
Bar")or, will open a Reul Estate Office
next to the barber Shop.
The City Grocery   delivers groceries
every dny ou Mt. Pleasant;   'phono 286
 ■  ■   :o: —
Capt. W. A. Rauuie of IronBides,
Rauuie 4. Campbell, left for White
Horse on the Princess May, Tuesday
Mr. James Sim of Quebec street, left
Sunday for Grand Forks, where he is
representing Mt. Pleasaut Lodge No. 11,
K. of P., at the Grand Lodge meeting
this week.
Mr. J. A; McCrossau was appointed
Oity Electrician by the Conncil on
Monday eveuiug, at a salary of $1,500
per year, his dnties   to  commence   on
June 1st.
Ring up 1726 for all kiuds of Mill
Wood, [14 inches long], the Urquhart
Lumber  Co.'s  Wood  Yard,    Camhie
Street Bridge.    Gray & Higgiuson.
Mr. August Schwann has sold his
handsome residence and property at the
corner of Eighth aveuue and Scott
street,, to a gentlemen who has recently
arrived from the United States, to make
his home here.
The Dr. A. Reed Oushiou Solo Shoes.
Easiest shoe ever produced. The best
shoe ever made for hot, cold, damp or
aching feet. A great holp to one's
nerves.   Call and inspect them.
R. MILLS, 18 Cordova street and
540 Grauville street.
A very novel danco, a sort of combination of a waltz and a game of
football. Is arousing much interest in
Paris Just now, where it was first seen
in a musical sketch at the Nouveuu
Cirque. It ls becoming popular in Society, and has been a foature at several private dances.
The floor Is specially marked out In
rectangular form, Inside the lines being Blx semi-circles, two at each end
and ono at each side In the middle.
The goals are marked by wide hoops.
Only six couples, three on each side,
can take part In the dance at a time,
and the object of the game Is, of course,
to score us many goals us possible, the
ball being driven by the feet only when
The couples are, however, confined to
their own particular seml-clrcle, and
must not move out of H unless they
have the ball in play, when they can
move anywhere until the ball ls taken
from them by another couple, or until
a goul Is scored.
Waltzing goes on the whole time, and
as one couple becomes exhausted another pair can take their place and continue the game until "time" is -called,
or the best out of a given number or
goals Is scored.
At tlni^s this dance game becomes
quite exciting, and the sitters take a
keen Interest in the score.
The At voc ate is nl ways glad to receive
items of social, personal or other news
from its readers. Send news items te
the olliuc or by telephone, gl405.
By telling merchants Miey saw their
advertisements in The Advocate our
readers Will confer a favor nnd help the
paper greatly.
Before Parting on a shopping tour,
lo"l: over the advertisements in the
Fairview League.—-The Epworth
League of Fairview Methodist Church
has elected the following officers for
the eusuiug year: Presidout, Wm.
Savage; 1st vice-President, Perce Shall ug; 2d vice-President, Tom Carter;
lid vice-President, Miss Shaw; 4th vice-
President, Miss Swift; Secretary, Fred
Middlemiss; Treasurer, Miss Trembly;
Orgauist, Miss Chew.
—i to:—.——-•
MUSIC, 54 Eleventh avenuo. For the
benefit of adult pupils, the McDonald
Smith system of teehinqne from "Brain
to Key-board," is employed. For terms
address us above.
Tho hill for supplies for the City Jail
which the Police Committee refused to
endorse, has afforded an outlet for the
reporters on the city dailies to critize
the City officials. Mr. Duke, proprietor
of the City Grocery, stated that \%.
dozeu eggs per week was all that had
been ordered. The feather dusters, it is
presumed, were intended to be used in
Keeping Police Quarters clean, and the
whiskB no doubt an officer who in exercise of his duty aud with some resisting
Offender, would find very uecessury to
preserve his uniform from the ruinous
effects of dust, if allowed to accumulate.
Certainly the papers might have waitod
until au luvestigatiou of this question
had been submitted.
 :o: ,	
Changes for advertisements Bhonld be
iu before Thnrsday noon to insure their
1 :o:	
The Quarterly Official Board of tlie
Mt. Pleasant, Methodist Church met on
Tuesday evening. The annual reports
of tho various departments of the
church were presented. Tho Sunday
School report showed an enrollment of
8}* oil the' Hill, 'at EpSvol'th 66, at
West Vancouver 27, a total of 894. After
a heavy txpendituro for books aud a
loss nn the iinnunl plouio the Sunday
School still has n balance in its treasury.
The Dndinl' Aid reported 10 members
aud |40 iu tho treasury. The Church
Treasai'i r reported 11 revenue of
•8,186.00 and af-isr paying all running
expenses there would be u baluuoe on
baud of ihont $!!00. The League report
showed it hud held regular meetings
during the past year, many of them
very successful. Thero were 85 added to
the church membership during the
year. The Mt. Pleasant Church ranks
as third largest chnrch iu the B. C.
Conference. That the four years pastorate of Rev. C. H. M Sutherland is
the chief cause for tho great advance
made by this chnroh during this period,
is generally believed As a church
worker he has few equals, if auy, iu
the B.C, Oonfronece, as the growth of
tho local church aud its advauco to
third ulaeo among the Methodist
churches of the province—only being
lend by Wesley Churchof this oity and
Metropolitan.of Victoria—amply proves
his ability. The membership of the
chnroh at present is 292. The Board
passed a rosolution of appreciation, .thanks and best wishes to the
retiring pnstor; Mr. Sutherland
made     at.   short address in
reply to tho resolution. Rev. Mr.
Sutherland goes to Rovelstokc chnrch
after Conference meeting.
City of   Vancouver.
OFFERS will be received by the
nndersigued up to Friday, May
20th, 11)04, at 4 p m., for the leasing of
the Pavilion aud Crescent at English
Bay, for the season.
Particulars can be had from the
Finance Committee.
The highest or any tender, not necessarily accepted.
Vaucouver, May 12th, 1904
Voters'  List.
FOR I004.
PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given
that the Voters' List for the City of
Vaucouver for A. D. 1904 has been
completed, and shnll remain in my
office until the 1st of September, 1904,
for examination by nil concerned
Any person who shall claim to he
added to said Voters'. List, or any
Elector who shall desire to have any
name erased therefrom shall prefer bis
or her request in writing, signed with
his or her name, stating the Ward to
which he or she belougB, and shall deliver or cause the same to be delivered
to me within the timo hereiubefore
Vaucouver, B. C, April 12th, 1904.
TENDERS will be received until
2 o'clock on Saturday May 21st. for the
following j, '-
For building about 21 chains of Road
from Cedar Cottage Station westemly
between District Lot 7lil and 758 aud
between 750 and 764 to the centre of
said Lot 754 thence north to the Oity
Also for contiuning the Cedar Cottage
Road,from where already built, 5 chains
northernly from the Electric Railway
track between District Lot. 752 and 758
Aud for making about 14 chains of
the Road numbered E ou the plan of
the Wood estate from the northside
of Mr. Clnxton's forge ou Centre Road
near Ebnrne Bridge to Block 82.
Aud for taking out Stumps and
Logs and grading the Ferris joad from
Mr. Ferris' corner stake to the Victoria
Further particulars aud specifications
cau be seeu at the Hall.
Tho lowesi or any tendor uot necessarily accepted.
William (1. WALKER,  C. M. C.
Municipal Hall, April 26, 1904.
Negligee Shirts.
T^HAT MEANS the soft Colored Shirts with starched cuffs
and    neckbands   to fit  a  white
These Shirts have become very
popular, they look so well, and
yet are free and easy and comfortable.
Besides, if it is inconvenient to
send them to the laundry, they
can be laundered at home jnst
like a towel.
We always did sell the best
Shirts, but we did not always
have such a big stock and splendid variety of patterns.
Our Shirt section is fairly overflowing with real good Shirts,
and you are invited to come nnd
Prices |1.00, fl.25, »1.60, J1.76,
$2 00.
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V_k".!P.- vOfe.   '■-V
A,   ./  :•:  KIM
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A. E. LEES & CO.,
at the next regular meeting of the Board
of Liceuse Commissioners for the
Municipality of South Vancouver, I
shnll apply for a transfer of the Hotel
License for the premises situated on
Block 8, Subdivision of District Lot 898,
known as the Gladstoue Inn in the said
Municipality of South Vancouver to
William Cummiugs.
We have just
Fitted up
our uew Cake and
Confectionery Store with handsome
show-cases and fixtures, are putting in
a splendid stock of
of all kinds—equal to any to be
had anywhere iu the city.
We will be pleased to have your order.
We nro also   in better position   than  ever before   to
supply yon with
W. Dp Muir
The Cosmopolitan.
The opening article in the May Cosmopolitan will be read with interest by
British subjects as it deals with "The
Making of a British Tar," (by Brough-
ton Braudenburg). The rules of enlistment, the training, routine of the
tors and the tricks played upon the
officers is told in an entertaining style.
The article is profusely illustrated.
The civilization of tho Pheuiciaus has
perished so utterly that there are few
stones standing to tell ns of their attainments in art aud sciouce. "The Ruins
of Baalbek," by Dulany Huuter,
describes the greatness to which they
attained as builders, aud contains numerous illustratious of the ruins.
"The Traiuiug of a Germau Actress,"
by Grace Isabel Oolbron, aud "Intellectual Germany of To-day," by Wolf vou
Scheirbraud, aro two interesting articles
on two subjects which will interest
many reeders. There is the nsual amount
of fiction, poetry and miscellaneous
articles besides the serial matter.
If you want to kuow what is
happening on Mt. Pleasant
read The Advocate—$1 a
year, 50c for six months.
Briug Your
Picture Framing
Corner of Georgia and Hornby streets.
Tel. 832. Photos Enlarged.
Palace Stables.
Pender St. Telephone Af 28
J. J. SPARROW, Proprietor.
la^l/'fi. Shaving
JdlK 5 Par|or#
Westminster Ave., next Glasgow House
John Gillman, Proprietor.
Three Ohaihs, and a  first-class Bath'
Room is run in connection with   the
Barber Shop—give this place a trial.
Jas. Carnahan.
Orders promptly itttcniled  to,   night   or
day.   charges moderate.
Office: 37 Hastings street, weBt,
Telephone Number 479.
If you want a
Which Meet on nt. Pleasant
Mt. Pleasaut.
For Pleasure or Profit
Consult Ne'sou's Seed Catalogue.
Free for the asking.
See Collect).>n
No. 1, 12 pkgs., Vegetable Seeds for 35o
"   3, 10     "     Flower "     "   26o
"   8, 18     "     Mixed "     "   25c
"   4, 24     "     Vegetable      "     "   60c
"   6,20    "     Flower "     "   60c
Big Family Collection $1.00
Nelson's    Big   Dollar    Flower    Seed
Collection,    84    packages,    for   $1.00
Nelson's Drug &
Seed Stores
Corner Robsou and Granville Streets,
and 085 Hastings Street.
C. O.  O. F.
Mt. Pleasaut Lodge No. 19meets every
Tuesday at 8 p. m , in Oddfellows Hall
Arch; r Block, Mt. Pleasant.
Sojourning brethren cordially invited
to attend.
Noule Grand—W. R. Owens,
2731 Wcstmin-ler road
Recording Secretary—J.  Paxman,
1S2 Dufferin utreet, west.
I, O. F.
Court Vancouver 1828,  Independent
Order of Foresters meets 2d and   4th
Mondays of each month at 8 p. in.
Visiting brethren always welcome.
Chief Ranger—W. G. Taylor,
-27 Keeler street, Cltv.
Recording Secretary—W. H. DeBou,
S78 Tontli avenue, east.
Financial Secretaiiy—M. J. Crehan,
" 814 Princess street, City.   Telephone
Alexandra Hive No. 7,  holds regular
Reviow   1st  and 3d Fridays of   each
month in I. O. O. F., Hall corner Westminster aud Seventh avenues.
Visiting Ladies always welcome.
Lady Commander—Mrs. Fitch.
Lady Record Keeper—Mrs.   Mary   A,
Foote, 889 Niuth avonue, east.
Vancouver Council, No.  21 la,  meets
every  2d and ■ 4th   Thursdays   of each
month,   in  I   O. O. F.,   Hall, corner
Seventh nnd Westminster avenues.
.Sojourning  Friends always welcome.
W. P. Flewelling, Ohiof Councillor.
Miss A. Chambers, Recorder,
 2228 Weslmlnstcravenue.   Tel. 760.
For   looal  newB  subscribe    for  THE
ADVOCATE, only $1 for 12 months.
Ring   np
Telephone  987
or   cull  around   at  the   Skin i
Works,   814   Homer   street.
Iu any caso your wnnts will receive tlie ;
most courteous   and   careful attention. (
C. & J. HARDY & CO.
Company,   Financial,   Prkbh aud
Advertisers' Agents.
80 Fleet St., Loudon,  E.O.,   Englnnd.
Colonial Business a Specialty.
Trade Marks
Copyrights Ac.
Anyone sending a sketch and descrlntlon may
—'.nin our opinion free whef*   -
. robably patentable.   Comii_ _	
tlona Htrictly conlldentfal. Handbook on Patent*
.iivi'iitinn in probably patentable.   Communication-. Htrictly conlldentfal. Handbook on Patent!
sentfroe. Oldcat apency forsocuiinffpateuti.
Patents taken tnrouub Mumt A Co. recolrc
tptcinl witicf, wil limit cbiimo, in tUO
Scientific American.
A handsomely Illustrated weekly. T.nrKcst clr-
culatlon of any hclenttlln Journal. Tenni, $3 *,
year; four months, |L  Hold by all newsdealer*.
MUNN & Co.3»"»»—-». New York
Urtncli Offlco, IKS K St., Wnahlnirton. D. C.
§3f Subscribers   who fail to J
get "The Advocate" on Satur-
day   morning   please   notify I
this office.    Telephone B1405
A Post Office Scandal.—Mount Holly,
N. J. is excited over scandalB galore believed to have been circulated by unscrupulous JPostoffice officials or clerks.
Strangely most private news, and confidences between friends, lovers, and
business men became publicly kuown.
Consternation and indignation reigned
for a long time when the origin was
traced to the local postoffioe. .Two
young women clerks nre implicated, one
of whom declared she hae seen the Post-
mnslcr hiniwlf open letters not his.
_HvaB.-RHl.nnn are proceeding —N. Y.,
B. C. Electric Railway
Company Ltd.
Main Line:   From Ni%. Pleasant to English Bay.
Via Davie Street. Via Robson Street.
Hours. Minntes. Honrs. Minntes.
•6,8,9     a. m.,   6,18,80,42,54       * 6, 7, 8, 9   a.m.,     00,12,24,86,48
10,11, 12, 1,2,3,4,5 6, 16, 25, 85, 46, 65   10, 11, 12, 1,2,3,4,5     00,10,20,80|40,BO
6 p. m.,   6, 15, 25, 86, 64 6 p. m.,     00,10,20,80,42,48
7,8,9,10 p.m.,    6,18,80,42,64 7,8,9,10 and 11 p. ni.
•First car leaves 6:06 a. m. »Firt car leaves 6:12 a. m.
Last oar leaves 10:54 p. m. Last car leaves  11  p. m.
,        From English Bay to I*lt. Pleasant
Via Robson Street.
Honrs. Minntes.
•6, 7,8, 9 a. m.,   00,12,24,86,48
10 ...,., a.m.,   00,12,24.36,46,65
11,12,1,2,8,4,5,6    S, 15, 25, 85, 46, 66
7  p.m.,    6, 24, 86, 48
8,9,10, **11 p.m. 00,12,24, 86, 48
•First oar leaves 6-34 a. m.
j •* I«st oar loaves 11:34 p. m.
Via Davie Street.
Hours. Minntes,
• 6, 7, 8, 9 a. m. 6, 18, 80, 42, 64 *
10 a. m. 6, 18, 80,40,60 A
11,12,1,2,8,4,5,6 00,10,20,80,40,60 *
7 p.m. 00,12,18,80,43,64 ; a
8,9,10, **11 p.m. 6, 18, 80, U\M \
• First car leaves 6:80 a. m
••Last car leaves 11:80 p m. d
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