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oh Should take a Blood Purifier
In th'-'Spritigtlmo.
,hlht*S SaS&parillO with Iodide of
Potash, is the most reliable.
For sale by
The McDowell, Atkins,
Watson Co., Ld.
Burritt Block, Mount Pleasaut.
SW Full Line of Lowney's Chocolates.
Mt. Pleasant Advocate
Si per year, Six Months 50c, Three months *&., Single Copy 5c.
Devoted to the interests at   Mt. Pleasant, Central Park, South Vancouver.
III.  -
The Arcade or Granville Street
For Light Lunch
Fresh Oysters, just in.   Baked Apples—like I
with i'ure Cream.   Geuuiue Boston Baked Return
Open from 7:80 a. m., to      >. m.
Sunday from 9 a. m.   to .   p. m.
Established April 8,1800;  Whole Number 363.
riOUNT   PLEASANT,   VANCOUVER,   B. C,   SATURDAY   April 30. 1904.
Sixth Year, Vol. 6, No. 3.
Local Items.
Persons having mends or knowing of I
.Stranaers visiting on lit. Pleasant
will confer a great favor bv Informing I
The Advocate. '
TheMcCuaig Auction and Commis
■ion Co., Ltd., next toOarueigo Library,
Hastings street, bny Furniture for Cash,
Conduct Auction Sales and handle
Bankrupt Stocks of every description.
Satisfaction guaranteed.   Phone 1070.
Mr. Edgar Bloomfleld returned from
Victoria, Thursday morning.
Mrs. I. W. Morrow Is convalescing
tram • short illness, at St. Lnke'a Home
Btoyeks oa easy terms at W. J.
Mr. Otto Marstrand of the Vancouver
Breweries Ltd., left on Wednesday on a
short business trip.
JLrm. Harry W. Maynard of Sixth
avenue, is home again after a visit with
relatives in Victoria.
Mr. Thomas Gibb hag bought the
resideuoe of Mr. Drannie, corner Ninth
and Quebec street, and has moved in.
Very late, stylish and very excellent
material in Spring Suits for Men at
Fit-Refrrm.   To see, is to want one.
FOUND.—A sum of money on Mt.
Pleasant- Apply to E. H. Peace, Proprietor King's Market, Mt. Pleasant.
The Advent Christian Congregation
hag purchased the Mt. Pleasant Presbyterian Church property at the junction
of Westminster road and avenne.
Bead Powell's advertisement.
Vancouver Council No. 211a, Canadian Order of Chosen Friends, will hold
an Open Meeting on the 2d Thursday in
May in Oddfellows' Hall. All members
an requested to attend, and it is hoped
will bring a friend or two with them.
The closing assembly of the season
waa given by the Mountaineers'
Terpsiohoroan Olnb on Thursday evening in Mason's Hall. The atiendance
was large, the music fine and the floor
In excellont condition for dancing. Refreshments were served about miduight.
O. W. Kennedy's "Lace Curtain"
8 ale today is attracting hopsekeepers.
Lovely curtains at such reasonable
Mrs. Merkley, Burritt Block, has
received a lot of New Spring Millinery
in the latest styles; trimmed and ready-
to-wear hats.   Call.
The Quarterly Love Feast will be held
ia Mt Pleasant Methodist Church at 10
a. m., Sunday morning. There will be
a Reception of Members and the Sacrament of tho Lord's Supper at the ovening service. Sermon subjects: 11 a.m.,
"The Wine that Ever Grows Better,"
7:80 p. m., "The Christian's Confession
of Christ."
Th« Daughters of the King of St.
Michael's Chnroh gave a Social at the
home of Mr. and Mrs, J. Dodson, Sixth
avenuo, Thursday ovaping. A very delightful time was enjoyed by all present.
Games and refreshmeqfs were indulged
tn. The affair was oamplimentary to
the yonng gentlemen members of the
■ The Dr. A. Reed Cushion Sole Shoes.
' Easiest shoo ever produced. The best
•hoe ever made for hot, cold, damp or
aching feet. A great Jielp to one's
nerves.   Call and inspect them.
R. MILLS, 18 Cordova street and
640 Granville street,
L O. T. M.—Tho different Hives of
the Ladies of the Maccabees in the oity
aro preparing for a visit from the Provincial Commander, Mrs. Marion B.
Baxter, several officers from Washington, Victoria and Rossland, on May
18th. On that dnto a public initiation
and rooeptioa will occur at the Oity
Ball. The .visiting Ladies are expected
to arrive on the 17th, and a trolley party
and a drive around Stanley Park are
proposed features of the entertaining by
the local Bees.
Changes for advertisements should be
in before Thursday noon to insure their
A Song Service will be held in the
Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church on Sunday
evening. Congregational singing of
favorite hymns, speoial selections by the
Ohoir and Male Quartet with violin
accompaniment will make up the program. "The Apostolic Church, the
Secret of its Power," and "The Danger
of Covering Sin," will be the sermon
Topics for Sunday morning and evening
TU Advocate 1b always glad to receive
Items of social, personal or other news
from Its readers. Send news items to
the office or by telephone, Bl405.
An entertaining program of solos,
duotf and recitations waa given by
Rev. and Mrs. Banton, Miss Martell and
Miss Leisk in Mt. Pleasant Baptist
Chnroh on Tuesday evening. Tho large
audience enjoyed tlie program immensely judging by the repeated encores. Mr.
Banton, baritone, and Mrs. Banton, con-
tralto, possess voices ot wide range aud
muoh power. Miss Martell's pleasing
soprano, and "A Little Mountain Lad,"
waa sweetly rendered. Miss Leisk,
elocutionist, captured the audience from.
the start with her humorous Scotch
MUSIC, 64 Eleventh avenuo. For tho
benefit of adult pnpils, tho McDonald-
Smith system of tochinquo from "Brain
to Key-board," is employed. For terms
address as above.
Read the'New York Dental Parlors
advertisement in this paper, then go to
New York Dental Parlors for your work
,   The Mt. Pleasant "Advocate" on gale
at all the Newsdealers in the oity.
Mr. M. S. Langdale, well-known on
Mt. Pleasant, was a passenger lost week
on the Humbolt, bound for White Pass.
Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Bonnie have
moved back to their home on Eleventh
avenne, from their late residence on
Hornby street.
Mrs. R. J. Hatchings and little
daughter, o* Calgary, are visiting Mrs.
R. H. Poole of Sixth avenue. Mrs.
Poole is a sister of Mr. Hutohiugss
Mr. Thos. F. McGuigan, the popular
Oity Clerk, was indisposed for a day or
two this week. Mr. MoGulgan's staff
are busy day and night getting ready
the Voters' List for May 7th, when the
Hospital and Street Improvement
By-laws will be voted upon.
Mr. Chas. Doering, President of the
Vancouver Breweries Ltd., returned
last week from an absence in Arizona,
where Mm. Doering will remain for a
while longer as she is not fully restored
to health. Mr. Doering's stay in the
oity will be short and he will rejoin his
family in the South.
Ring up 17.16 for all kinds of Mnx
Wood, the Urquart Lumber Oo.'s Wood
Yard, Cambie Street Bridge.   Gray A
HILL SET * I O.OO, Crowns *7.00
Bridge Work, per tooth $7.00,
Plates, special $ 10.00, Silver nils 75c,
Cement Pills 50c, Platinum Pills $i.
147 Hastings St., E.yan£Tr'
Opposite the Carnegie Library.      Telephone 1666.
Office Hours: 8 a. m., to 9 p. m.;   Sundays 9 a. m., to 2 p. m.
To Hand Today
Big Lot of Ashcroft Potatoes,
Nice Catsup ioc per bottle, 3 bottles Worcester Sauce.
A few of last week's Snaps on band.
Look in, It will pay You.
J. P. Nightingale & CO.
Westminster & Seventh Aves.   Mt. Pleasant. Tel. 1360
j^eTsant Central fleat flarket
Cor. Ninth Ave., & Westminster Rd.   Telephone 954.
Wholesale and Retail
Dealers in all kinds of Fresh and Salt Meats.    Fresh Vegetables always
on hand.   Orders solicited from all parts of Mount Pleasant and Fairview.
Prompt Delivery.
Woodrow & Williams. ^KJHP*
New Stock of
Lowest Prices.
Tea & Coffee
at Lowest Prices.
Goods delivered to any part of the city
at any hour of day.
Corner of   Sixth   and   Wkstminstek
avenues, Mt. Pleasant.
On Monday evening the annual election of offioers was held by the Epworth
Leagne of Mt. Pleasant Methodist
Church, and resulted as follows:
President, W. J. Clement; 1st vloe-
President, Miss Bose Glover; 2d vioe-
President, Miss Lydia Copeland; Ad
Vice-President, Mr. Harry Stevens;
4th vice-Presldent, Miss Gertrude
Glover; Recording Socrotary, Miss
Nellie Annie; Corresponding Secretary,
Mr. Herbert Harford; Treasurer, Miss
Martha Burritt; Organist, Miss Olive
Armstrong; Bepresentative to the Local
Union of 0. E., Miss Hattie Burritt.
Next Monday ovening the retiring
officers will report on the work done
during the past year, and a general
business meeting will be held.
Hairdrossing Parlor is the place to go
when the Spring Cleaning is over as
the ontiole of the hands, face and soalp
gets full of dust and dirt, which no
ordinary wash will remove.
Hairdrossing, Shampooing, Manicur
ing, Facial Mossago and Electrical
Soalp Troetmont for tha hair.
Warts, Moles and Superfluous Hair
removed by electricity. Try Orange
Flower Oream to prevent Sun-burn, Tan
and Freckles.
Madams: Hu-traB«T», B8» Granville
Mr. and Mrs. B. McCall of Bevel-
stoke, who have been visiting Mrs.
McCall's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Geo.
Glover of Seventh avenne, east, returned home on Saturday last.
Mr. and Mrs. W. H. B. Anderson
arrived Tuesday from Portland, where
Mr. Anderson has been attending the
Dental College They are stopping with
Mrs. Anderson's parents, Dr and Mrs.
H. D. Burritt, Eighth avenue.
Mr. J. B. Bannie, Traffic Manager of
the B. C, Electric Railway Co,, will
leave next week on a vacation trip to
New Brunswick, Boston and other
Eastern points. Mr. Rannie will be
absent about a month or six weeks.
AUCTION SALE of Household Furniture, MONDAY May 3d, at 8:80 p.m.,
at Mrs. J. D. Smith's, 66 Front street,
Mt. Pleasant. Bargains will be obtained
hero.   J. S. Rankin, Auctioneer.
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Williams and
family, from Nanaimo, are late arrivals
in Vancouver. They have been visiting
relatives, Mr. and Mrs. H. J. Foote of
Ninth avenue. Mr. Williams was so
pleased with Vancouver, he has bought
a home on Eighth avenne, adjoining
Mr. T. S. Baxter.
Dry Feet always give a man comfort
Many complaints have their origin in
wearing poor shoes during the winter
months in British Oolumbia. Why
take chances? We invite you to call
and see our Winter Shoes—none better.
R. Mills, 18 Cordova street and 640
Granville street.
The City Grocery delivers groceries
every day on Mt. Pleasant;  'phone 286
Osllvlo's Hungarian Flour, per sack, 11,45
Granulated Sugar, 20-lb. sack, »1.00
B. A K. Rolled Oats, per sack, 80c
Tomatoes, 8 tins, 26c;   Empire Milk, S tins, -5c
Phone 988.
Mt. Pleasant.
Free delivery
Over 800 Varieties to ohoose from The
largest collection in British Columbia.
Price list free.
Note—Street Oars pass my place.
Chas. Keeler
2784 Westminster Ave.    Mt. Pleasant.
About Your
Spring Hardware?
L_twn Mowers, any make, size or price.      Garden Tools,      Shovels,
Rubber Hose,      Lawn Sprinklers   and  Sprays,      Wheelbarrows,
Spades,      Poultry Netting, from J£-ln. to 2-in. meshes, all widths.
gAT Always a full line of Paints and Varnishes-
\   J. A.   P L E T T,
Mt. PL|ASAV1 HARDWARE STORE.      Tel. 447
W.R. OWENS, Manager.
Fine 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-tbs for 25c, Best Figs 3-fts for 25c,
Best Peaches, 2-lbs for 25c.
We expect a carload of Genuine Ashcroft Potatoes next week
H. O: Lee,
2425 Westminster Ave.
'Phone 322
Ladies' Dress and Walking Skirts made in all the latest styles, in plain
and trimmed; worth np to $12, Tour choice for $6.00 each.
Wrappers.—Print Wrappers in all sizes, in light and dark colors ;
worth $1 and $1.25, Your ohoice for 65c ouch.
Blouses.—Iu Print, Muslins and Ohambrays   in   a  large   variety of
styles and colors; worth up to $1.75, Tour ohoice for 50c each.
Blouses made of good quality print, in checks and stripes; worth 50c
and 75o, Tour choice for 26o each.
Special Valoes in all lines of Dress Goods, Whitewear and House
Furnishings for this week.
A. ROSS & CO., BO Cordova St.
"Fit-Reform" Suits aro handmade, from the time the outter
traces his pattern on the cloth, until the finishers give the
garments their last touches.
Shoulders and collars are moulded by hand. That's why a "Fit-
Reform" coot holds its shape*so long—hugs the neck so snugly.
"Fit-Reform" Clothes are tailor-made, just as surely as if they
had been built to yeur individual measure.
SUITS, $12 to $80.
TROUSERS, $8, $4, $5 * $6.
pttOS.    FOSTER.
333 Hasting* St.
Vancouver, B. C.
Mail   Orders  promptly   attended   to.   Self-measurement Blanks and
Samples sent on application.
Special Value in
Fine Oatmeal Soap io cakes for 25c.     Call at once
and procure a supply.
Headquarters for Staple and Fancy Groceries.
Tel. 280. Westminster Ave. A
is tbo time to get that
Dinner Set
you have been waiting
so long for, or that
Toilet Set
for the room yonr friend
from the East is going
to occupy,
while our great
SALE is on.
Everything in Crockery,
Enameled, Iron, Glassware, and Woodeuware.
Call and see onr stock
and prices whether you
intend buying or not.
We deliver to Mount
Pleasant   twice    daily.
H.D. Hyndman
Successor to the
4 38   Westminster   Avenue
Telephone 981
Special lo
Over 800 pairs of Scotch and
Nottingham Lace Curtains,
all new designs and at very
special prices.
Lace Curtains, 8 yd>., long   85c pr.
»H "     "   $1.00 •
.< ..       JJf ■•     ,.    n M .
" "        1% "     "    $1.60 ■
"        iX"     "    $1.78 «
0% "     "    $1.00 •
and np to $5.00 a pair.
These are all about twenty
per cent under regular prices
303 Hastings street.
Brewed right here in Vancouver by men
of years and years and years experience,
and a brewery whose plant is the most
perfect known to the Art of Brewing. Is
it any wonder that it has taken a place __|
in the hearts of the people which no other beer
£ can supplant ?    Doz., quarts $2.  Doz., pints $ I.     *9
*■ Vancouver Breweries, Ltd. *
s£ Vancouver, B. C.       Tel. 429 3
For Sale at all first-class Saloons, Liquor Stores and Motel*   -m
or delivered to your house. . ■??•
Ti to to to to to to to to to to to toto to to to rc
Keeps You
looking young,    i
Always restores youthful color to Gray
or Fuded Hair. A high class dressing,
keeping tho hair soft, glossy and
abundant.   PSIOE 76o a botti-k.
600-603 Hastings St., Cor. Seymour
Telephone   1294.
For Sale By
W. J. Annand, Agent.
146 Hastings Street, East.
Painting andXahtomlnlng.
At LESS   Than  Down-town   Prices.
Ninth A Westminster aves.   Tel. B1679
Pull Line of Fancy and Staple
Prices to compare with any.
Cor. Westminster avo., ft Dufferiu st.
McToggart & lioscrop
Dealers in
A Sale of
at Trorey's. We bave placed
in our window a liandsouie col-
lectiou of
to sell at your choice for 90c.
These Cups aud Saucers run as .
high as 75c a pur, but as Mr.
Troroy is sending us a lovely
lot of new china from France
and Austria nnd other countries
across tho big pond, we simply
ore following out our old estab-
ed policy of mnking room for
tho new things at any cost.
Soe our window display.
Corner Hastings and Granville Bts.
Official Watch Inspector O. P. R.
3-J4 Carrall St.,
Tempieton Block.
Vancouver, B.C.
Lawn Grass Seeds
Clover and Timothy Seeds,
Pratt's Ponltry and Animal Foods,
Pratt's Lice Killer,
Holly Chick Food,  Becfscraps, Eto.
SI/CITH Comer    NINTH svenu.   A
Telephone   16 8 7.	
Royal Crown Soap Wrappers
Return 18 Royal Crown Soap Wrappers
and we will send free your choice of SO
pictures. Or for 86 wrappers choico of
160 books. Books and pictnro lists ou
The Royal Soap
Co., Limited,
Vancouver, b.c.
ij King's
2331   Westminster   Ave,
Mt. Pleasant.
E. H. Peace,  Proprietor.
00 00 00
Wholesale and Retail
Dealer in Meats of
All  Kinds.  Tel. A1206
Give us trial.
Prompt Delivery. J \
The Advocate is the bfst advertising
modiutn where it circulates.  Tel. Bl_0f.|
If yon miss The Advocate you inlw
the local news.
■-_________■ mount Pleasant advocate.
Author <tf
Copy ritbl, 1502, b.
In B.ok Form.    All
RiSht. Rasatv.-I  - ■
"Take my sflvlee, old man," he
Eifin-led as he threw down bis pen snd
staled, doggedly Into Bishop's face.
"Stick to your farming snd dou't waste
your time asking a professional lawyer
questions which have no bearing on
your business whatever. Now, really,
do 1 have to explain to you my personal reasons for not favoring tbe
Tompkins people wltb a—I may say-
any piece of InformationV"
Bishop wub now as white as death.
His worst suspicions were confirmed—
bo wsb a ruined man; there waB no
further doubt about that Suddenly U»
felt unable to bridle tbe contemptuous
fury that raged within blm.
"I think 1 know why you didn't tell
'em," was what be burled at the lawyer.
"You think you do?"
"Yes; It was beea'se you knowed no
road waa golu' to be built. You told
Pete Mosely the same tale you did me,
an' Abe Tompkins unloaded in Mm.
That's a way you have o' doln' business."
.Perkins stood up. Hs took his silk
bat from the top of his desk and put
it on. "Oh, yes, old man," h» sneered;
'.I'm a terribly dishonest fellow, but
I've got company In this world. Now,
really, the only thing that has worried me has been your un-Chrlstlan act
In buying all that land from the Tompkins heirs at such a low figure when
the railroad will advance its value so
greatly. Mr. Blsbop, I thought you
were a good Methodist."
"Oh, you kin laugh an' Jeer all you
like." cried Blsbop, "but I can handle
you fer this."
"You nre not as well versed In the
law as you are in fertilizers, Mr. Bishop," sneered the lawyer. "In order to
make a case against uie you'd haro to
DUblicly betray a matter I told to you
in confidence, and then what wonld
you gain'/ I doubt if the court would
force me to explain a private matter
like this where the Interests of my clients are concerned, and If the court
did I could simply show the letters I
have regurding th* possible construction of a railroad In your section. If
you remember rightly, I did not say
the thing was an absolute certainty.
On top uf all this you'd be obliged to
prove collusion between me and the
Tompkins heirs over a sale made by
their attorney, Mr. Trabue. There ls
oue thing certain, Mr. Bishop, and that
ls that you havs forfeited your right
to any further confidence In this matter. If tha road Is built, you'll find
eut abotttlt with the rest of your people. You tblnk you acted wisely In attacking nie this way, but you hare
simply cut off your nose to Bplte your
face. Now, I havs a long car ride be^
fore me, and It's growing late."
. Bishop stood up. He was quivering
ts with palsy. His voice shook aud
rang like that of a madman.
"You are a scoundrel, Perkins," ho
laid—"a dirty black snake In the grass!
I want to tell you that!"
"Well, I hope you won't make any
charge for it."
• "No; It's free." B..ihop turned to the
door. There was a droop upon bis
whole body. He dragged his feet ss
he moved out into the uullghted corridor, where he paused Irresolutely. So
great was his agony thnt he almost
obeyed au Impulse to go back and fall
at the feet of Perkins and Implore bis
aid to rescue him and bis family from
Impending ruin. Tho lawyer was moving about the room, closing his desk
and drawing down the window shade.
"It'a no use," sighed Bishop as ht
mado his way downstairs. "I'm ruined!
Alan an' Adels hain't a cent to their
names, an' that devil"— Bishop paused
on the first landing like au animal at
bay. Ue beard th* steady step of Perkins on the floor above, and for a moment bis fingers tingled with th*
thought of waiting there la the darkness and choking tbe life out of ths
subtle scoundrel whs had taken advantage of his credulity.
But with a groan that was half a
ouuyer b* went on down the steps snd
out Into the lighted streets. At th*
llrst corner be saw a car which would
take blm to his brother's, and h*
hastened to catch lt.
William Bishop's houso wss a modern brick structure, standing on a well
clipped lawn which beld a Gothic summer house and two or three msrbl*
ftstues. It was iu tb* best portion of
tbe avenue. Reaching It, tha planter j
left the car and approached the Iron
gate which opened sn to th* granlt*
steps leading up th* terrace. It wss
now quit* dark. Obeying a sudden
Impulse, tb* old man Irresolutely
passed by the gate and walked farther
up the street.
j "Somehow I don't feel on* bit Ilk*
It," bo mused. "I couldn't tell William. He'd think I wanted to borrow
money an' 'ud git skeerd right off. Ht
always was afeerd I'd mismanage.
An' then I'd bat* to sp'lle Adele'*
visit, an' sbe could tell thar wss
•ome'n wroup; by mo bein' heer In soch
a flurry. I reckon I do show lt How
could a body he'p it? Oh, my Lord,
have mercy! It's all gone, all-all m*'n
Betsy has saved."
. He turned st the corner ef bis brother's property and slowly retraced bis
baiting steps to the gate, but be did
not pause, continuing bis way back toward tbo station. A glauce at tb*
bouts showed that all the lower rooms
were lighted, as well as th* big prismatic lamp thnt hung over tb* front
/door. Bishop saw forms in light summer clot bins on the wide veranda.
"I'll bet thnt tallest ono ls Sis," b*
Said pathetically. "I Jest with I could
see 'er a Utile while. Maybe lt 'ud
stop'tlils awful lnirtln' a little Jett to
look nt 'cr an' heer 'er laugh llkt tbt
always did at home. She'd be Inure;
the wouldn't cry mi' tako on, but It
would hurt 'er away down In 'er heart,
Especially when she's nilxlu' with sect
Mf.li lllers nu' itfbney spenders. Lord,
what'l! I do fer cash to send 'er next
mouth'/ I'm the laud purest man la
my county."
r.eachlng the station, he Inquired
about n train to Darley aud was told
that one left at midnight. He decided
to take lt and sat lu one of the Iron
armed seats without moving till lie
beard bis train announced. Then lie
went Into tbe smoking car and tat
down lu a corner.
Hs reached Darley at half patt 8 In
the morning and went to the only hotel
lu the place. The sleepy ulgbt clerk
rose from his lounge behind the counter in the office and assigned him to a
room, to which a colored boy, vigorously rubbing his eyes, conducted him.
Left alone in bis room, be sat down
on th* edge of h'.s bed uud started to
undress, but wltb a sigh he stopped.
' "What's th* use o' mc lyln' down almost at daybreak?" he asked himself.
"I mougbt as well b* on the way home.
I cayn't sleep uoboiv."
Blowing out his lamp, be went downstairs snd roused the clerk again. "Will
I have to pay fer that bed ef I don't
ns* lt?" be questioned.
"Why, no, Mr. Bishop," said the clerk.
"Well, I believe I'll start out borne."
"Is your team in town?" asked the
"Th* team I'm a-goln' to use is. I'm
goin' to foot It. I've don* the Ilk* before this."
"Well, It's s purty tough stretch,M.
smiled tb* clerk, "but the roads ar*
was a  tittle after sunrise.
Tbe family bad Just left tb*
breakfast table wben Blsbop
walked  lu.    His  shoes  and
trousers were damp with dew and covered with tbe dust of tbe rotd.    His
wife saw blm entering tbe gat* and
called out to bim from tbe ball:
"Well, I declare! Didn't you go to
Atlanta V
He came slowly up the steps, drag,
glng bis feet after him. He bad the ap.
pearance of a man beaten by every
storm that could fall upon a human
"Yes, I went," he stid doggedly. He
passed ber and went into the silting
room, where his brother-in-law stood at
the fireplace lighting his pipe with a
live coal of fire on tb* tip of a stick.
Abner Daniel looked-at hlin critically,
his brows raised a little as be puffed,
but h* said nothing. Mrs. Biibop came
in behind ber husband, sweeping bim
from head to foot with her searching
"You don't mean to tell me you
walked out heer this mornln'," she
cried.   "Lord have mercy!"'
"I don't kuow as I've prepared any
set speech ou tho subject," said her
husband testily, "but i walked. I
could 'a' gone to a livery an' or*
dered out a team, but I believe tbar's
rnore'n on* way o' wearin' sackcloth
an' ashes, an' th* sooner I begin th*
better I'll fed."
Abner Daniel winked. The Scriptural allusion appealed to bis fancy,
and he smiled impulsively.
"That thar ls," he laid. "Thai's a
whole way au' a balf way. Some folks
Jest wear lt next to the skin whur lt
dou't show, with broadcloth ur silk on
the outside. Tbey tblnk ef It scratches
a little that'll satisfy tbe Lord an'
hoodwink other folks. But 1 believe
he meant lt to be th* whole hug or
Mrs. Bishop was deaf to this philosophy. "I don't see," sbe said in ber
own field of reflection—"I don't see, I
suy, how you got to Atlanta, attended
to business, seed Adele an' got back
beer at sunrise.   Wby, Alfred"—
But Blsbop Interrupted ber. "Have
you all had prayers yet?"
"No; you know we hain't." said bis
wife, wondering over bis strange manner. "I reckon It can pass jest tbis
once, belli' as you ar* tired an' hain't
had nothln' to eat."
"No; lt can't pass, nuther.    I don't
want to touch a mouthful.   Tell th*
I  rest of 'em to come lu, au' you fetch
nie the Book."
"Well!" Mrs. Blsbop went out snd
told th* negro woman and ber daughter to stop washing the dishes and go
lu to prayer. Then sbe hurried out to
the back porch, where Alan was oiling
bis gun.
"Somcthln't happened to yore pa,"
sbe said. "it. scti queer an' says sech
Strang* things. lit. walked all th*
j way i ruin Darley this u iiuiu' an' now
,' wants to bar* prayers 'for* he touches
1 a bit* o' breakfa*t. I reckon w. ar.
!  ruined."
! "I'm afraid that's lt," opined her sob
' as be put dowu his gun and followed
j ber Into lb* sitting room. Her* tb*
' two negroe* stood against th* wsll.
) Abner Daniel was smoking, and Blsb-
'  op held the big family Bible on his
quivering knees.
j "Ef you mean to keep It up," Abner
was saying argumcntatlvely, "all rlgbt
an' good, but I don't believe In sudden
spurts o' worship. My bosses Is hitched
up ready to haul a load o' bark to th*
tannery, an' It may throw me a llttl.
hit* at dinner, but ef you are a-goln'
to mak* a dally business of it I'm with
I "I'm a-goln' to b* regular from now
on," ssld Bishop, slowly turning th*
leaves of th* torn*. "I forgot whar I
read last."
"You didn't finish uliuut Samson ty-
lu' all them foxes' tails together," said
Abner Daniel as be knocked the hot
asbes from his pip* Into the palm of
his hand and tossed them Into th*
chimney. "That sorter Interested me.
I wondered bow tbat was a-goln' to
end. I'd bat* to have a pass!* o' foxes
with torches to tbe'r tails turned loot*
In my wheat jest 'for* cuttln' time. It
must 'a' been a sight. I wondered
how that was a-goln' to end."
"You'll wonder how your* a-goln' te
end If you don't h* mor* respectful,"
ssld his sister.
"Like tho foxes, I reckon," grinned
Abi.. i- -"with a eternal torch tied te
me. Well, ef I am treated thst swsy
I'll go into th* business o' destruction
an' Mt fir* to everything I run
"Alu't you goin' to tell ns what yon
did In Atlanta 'fore you have prayer?"
caked Mrs. Bishop, almost resentfully.
"No, I hain't!'" Bishop snapped. "I'll
tell you soon enough. I reckon I won't
read this mornln*.   Let's pray."
They nil knelt reverently and yet
with some curiosity, for Bishop often
suited his prayers to important occasions, aud lt struck them tbat he might
now allude to th* subject bound np
within him.
"Lord, God Almighty," he began, his
lower lip hanging and quivering, as
were bis bands clasped In the seat of
bis chair, "thou knowest the struggle
thy creatures are makln' on the face of
thy green globe to live up to the best
of the'r lights an' standards. As 1
bend before tbee this mornln' I realize
bow small a bein' I am In tby sight
an' that I ort to bow in humble submission to tby will, an' I do. For
many yeers this family has enjoyed
tby bounteous blessings. We've had
good health an' the Influence of a
Bible readin', God fearin' community,
au' our chlldern bas been educated in
a way tbat raised 'em bead an' shoulders above many o' tbe'r associates an*
even blood kin. 1 don't kuow exactly
whar an' bow I've Binned, but 1 know
I bave displeased thee, fer thy scourge
bas fallen hard an' heavy on my ambitions. I wanted to see my boy beer
a good, obedient sou an' my daughter
thar In Atlanta able to bold the'r
beads up among the folks they mix
wltb, au' so I reached out. Maybe lt
was forbidden fruit helt out by n snake
In tb* devil's service. I dou't kuow—
thou knowest Anyways, I steered my.
course out o' the calm waters o' content an' peace o' soul Into the whirlpool rapids o' avarice an' greed. I
'lowed I was In a safe haven an' didn't
dream o' tb* stormclouds banglu' over
me till tbey bust In fury on my bead.
Now,  Lord,  my  Father, give  them
hearts of patience an- forgiveness fer
the blunders of tby servant. What I
done I done In the bullhcaded way
tbat I've always done things, but I
meant good and not barm. These things
we ask in the name o' Jesus Christ,
our blessed Lord and Master. Amen."
During the latter part of the prayer
Mrs. Blsbop bad been staring at her
husband through ber parted fingers,
ber face pale aud agitated, and as she
rose her eyes were glued to his fact.,
"Now, Alfred," she said, "what ar*
you goin' to tell us about tbe railroad?
Is It as bad as brother Ab thought it
would be?"
Bishop hesitated. It teemed tt if
he had even then to tear himself from
the clutch of bis natural stubbornness.
He looked into all the anxious, waiting
faces before he spoke, and then h*
gave in.
"Ab made a good guess. Ef I'd 'a*
had bis sense or Ainu's, I'd 'a' mad* a
better trader. It's like Ab said it was,
only t sight wuss, a powerful sight
"Wuss?" gasped his wife In fresh
alarm. "How could it be wuss? Why,
Brother Ab said"—
"I never have told you the extent o'
my denim's," went on Bishop in the
current of confession. "I never even
told Perkins yesterday. Fust an' last
I've managed to rake in fully twenty
thousand teres <>' mountain land. I
wss goin' on what I 'lowed was a dead
shore thing. I secured all I could lay
my hands on, nn' I did lt iu secret I
wss afeerd even to tell you about what
Perkins snld, thiukln' lt mought leak
out an' sp'lle my chances."
"But, father," said Alan, "you didn't
have enough money to buy all that
"I got It up"—Bishop's face was doggedly pale, almost defiant of bis overwhelming disaster—"I mortgaged this
farm to get money to buy Maybry and
Morton's four thousand acres."
"The farm you was going to deed to
Alan?" gasped bis wife. "You didn't
Include tbat?"
"Not In that deal," groaned Bishop
"I swapped thst to Phil Parsons fer
his poplar an' cypress belt."
Tbe words seemed to cut rasplngly
Into the silence of the big room. Abner
Daniel was the only cue who seemed
unmoved by the confession. H* filled
bis pipe from tbe bowl on the mantelpiece aud pressed the tobacco down
wltb bis forefinger; then he kicked tbe
ashes In the chlmuey till he uncovered
a small live coal. He eyed it for a
moment, then dipped It up In the shovel, rolled It into bis pipe and began to
"So I uln't a-goln' to git no yeerly
pass over tbe new road," he said, his
object being to draw his brother-in-
law back to Perkins' action In the matter.
"Perkins was a-lyin' to mc," answered Blsbop. "He hain't admitted
It yet, but he was a-lyin'. His object
Was to he'p the Tompkins sell out fer
a decent price, but he can't be handled.   He's got me on tbe hip."
"No," said Abner. "I'd rather keep
on swsppln' gold dollars fer mountain
land au' let tin* lt go fer taxes 'an'to
try to beat a lawyer at his own game.
A courthouse ls Ilk* tb* devil's abode,
easy to git into, no outlet an' nothln*
but scorch while you are thar."
"Hush, fer tb* name o' goodness!"
cried Mrs. Blsbop, looking at ber husband. "Don't you see he's dyln' from
It? Ar* you all a-goln' to kill 'Im?
What does a few seres o' land ur
debts amount to beside killln' a man
'at's been tryln' to help us all? Alfred,
It ain't so mighty awful. You know It
tln't! What did me an' you have when
we started out but a log houte boarded
up ou the outside, an' now we've got
our chlldern educated an' all of us In
good health. 1 rallly boiler* it's a sin
igln God's mercy fer us to moan an*
fret under a thing like this."
"That's the talk." exclaimed Abaci
Daniel enthusiastically. "Now you
si-, gittln' down to brass tacks. I've
(lwsys contended"—
"For God's sake, don't tnllf* that
way!" ssld Bishop to his wife. "Yon
don't mean a word of lt. You ar* Jest
t-tsyln' lt to try to keep me from
leeln' what a fool I am."
"You necdu't worry about me, father," snld Alan firmly. "I am tbi* ta
look out for myself and for you snd
mother. It's done, and tho best thing
lo do Is to look tt it In a sensible way.
Betides, s man wilh UO.UOO seres of
mountain land paid for ls not broken
by « long Jump."
"Yes, I'm gone," stid Bishop, a
wavering look of gratitude In bis eya
ts ht turned to his too. "I figured oa
It all last night I can't pty the heavy
Interest nn' come out. I was playln*
for big nakes an' got left. Thar's
nothln' to do but give tip. &_« bn*J»'
so much land has made It rise a little,
but when 1 begin to try to sell I won't
"Wutat" passed hit wife.
be able to give ft away."
"Thar's tome'n in tbat," eplned Abner Daniel as he turned to leave th*
room. "I reckon I mought as well go
haul thnt tan bark. I reckon you won't
move out 'fore dinner."
Alan followed blm out to the wagon.
"It's pretty tough, Uncle Ab," be
laid. "I hadn't the slightest Idea lt
was so bad."
"I wasn't so shore," said Daniel.
"But 1 was Jest s-thlnkln' in thar.
You've got a powerful good friend in
Rayburu Miller. He's the sharpest
speculator In north Georgia. Ef I was
you, I'd see him an' lay tbe whole thing
before him. He'll be able to give you
good advice, au'-'I'd take lt. A feller
that's made as much money as he has
at his age won't give a friend bad advice."
"I thought of him," said Alan, "but
I am a little afraid ho will think wt
want to borrow money, and be never
lets out a cent without the best security."
."Well, you needn't be afeerd on that
Score," laughed the old man as he
reached up on the high wagon seat for
his whip. "I once heerd 'im say that
business an' friendship wouldn't nil*
any better'n oil an' water."
HP. following Saturday Alan
went to Darley, as he frequently did, to spend Sunday.
On such visits he usually
stayed st tbe Johnston House, a great,
old fashioned brick building tbat had
survived the civil war and remained
untouched by the shot And shell that
hurtled over It during that dismal period when most of the population had
"refugeed farther south." It had fool
stories and was too big for the town,
which could boast of only 2,000 Inhabitants, one-third of whom wer* black.
However, the smallnest of the town
wss In tb* hotel's favor, for in a pine*
where no on* would havo patronized a
second class hotel opposition would
have died a natural death. Tho genial
proprietor nnd his family were of ths
best blood, and tbe Johnston Houa*
was a sort of social clubhouse wher*
the church people held their affair*
and tb* less serious element gav*
dances. To be admitted to ths hotel
without having to pay for one's dinner
was the hallmark of social approval
It was near tbe ancient looking brick
car shed, under which th* trains of
two main lines ran, and a long freight
warehouse of the same dat* and architecture. Around tbe hotel were clustered the chief financial enterprises at
tbe town—Its stores, postofflce, banks
an.d a ball for theatrical purposes. Darley wat th* teat of Itt county, and another relic of tbe days before tbe war
was Its courthouse. Ths principal sidewalks were paved with brick, which lo
places were damp and green and some-
times raised above their common level
by th* under-growing roots of the sycamore trees that edged the streets.
In tho office of tbe hotel, just oftei
registering his name, Alan met his
friend Rnyburn Miller, for whosa business ability, it may be remembered,
Abner Daniel bad such high regard.
He was a fin* looking man of thirty,
three, tall and of athletic build. Ha
bad dark eyes and hair and a ruddy,
outdoor complexion.
"Hello!" he stid cordially. "I thought
you might got In today, so I came
round to see. Sorry you've taken a
room. I wanted you to sleep with me
tonight. Sister's gsne, and no on* it
there but the cook. Hello, I must bs
careful. I'm drumming for business
right uuder Sanford's nose."
"I'll mak* you stay with me to mak*
up for it," said Alan as the-clerk behind tho counter laughed good natured-
ly over the allusion to himself.
"Blamed if I don't tblnk about It"
said Miller. "Come round to the of.
Dec. I want to talk to you. I reckon
you've got every plow going such
weather as'tills."
"Took my horse out of th* field to
drive over," said Alan as they wont
out and turned down to a side street
where ther* was a row of ltw offices,
all two roomed buildings, single stoned, built of brick and betting battered tin signs. One of these building*
wts Miller's, which, like all its fellows,
hid Its door wide open, thus Inviting
sll th* lawyers la the "row" and all
students of law to enter and borrow
books or us* the ever open desk:
Rsyburn Miller was a man among
ten thousand in his class. Just after
being graduated at the state university,
h* was admitted to th* bar and took
up tbe practice of law. He could undoubtedly bave made his way at this
alone, had not otber snd mort absorbing talents developed within blm. Hiving had a few thousand dollars left
blm at his father's death, h* began to
utilize this capital In "note shaving"
and other methods of turning over
money for a handsome profit furnished
by the unsettled conditions, th* Urn*
and locality. He soon became an adept
in many lines of speculation, and it h*
was remarkably shrewd and cautious
lt it not to be wondered at tbat be soon
accumulated quite a fortune.
"Take a scat," he said to Alan ■•
they went Into tbe office, nnd be threw
himself Into tbe revolving chair It his
littered desk. "I want to talk to you.
I suppose you are in for win* fw.
The boys are getting up a dauce at tb*
notcl, nnd they want your dollar to
ielp pay the hand. It's a good on*
:h!s time. They've ordered It from
Chattanooga. It will be down on th*
f:3"i.   Uot n match'/".
Alan hud not, and Miller turned bit
lend to the open door. An old negro
lapponed to be passing, with an ax on
lis shoulder.
"Heidi, there, Duel* Nedl" Miller
.'ailed out. j
"The negro had passed, but he heard
his name called, and he came back
and looked In at the door.
"Want me, Mars* Rayburn?"
"Yes, you old scamp. Get me a
match or I'll shoot tbe top of your
head off."
"All right suh; all right, Marse Ray-
"You ought to know him," said Miller, with a smile as the negro hurried
into tbe adjoining office. "His wife
cooks for Colonel Barclay. He might
tell you lf Miss Dolly's going tonight,
but I know she ls. Frank Hlllhouse
checked her name off tbe list, and I
heard him Bay she'd accepted. By tb*
way, that fellow will do to watch. I
think he and the colonel are pretty
"Will you never let up on that?"
Alan asked, with a flush.
"I dou't know tbat I shall," laughed
Rayburn. "It seems so funny to see
j ou In love, or, ratber, to see you tblnk
you are."
"I have never said I was," said Alan
"But you show It so blamed plain,"
said Miller.
"Here 'tis, Marse Rayburn. Marse
Trabue said you could have a whole
box ef you'd put up wid Bulphur ones."
Miller took the matches from tbe outstretched hand and tossed a cigar to
Alan. "Say, Uncle Ned," be asked,
"do you know that gentleman?" indicating Alan with a nod of bis head.
A quizzical look dawned In the old
negro's eyes, and then he gave a resounding guffaw and shook all over.
"I reckon I know bit boss, Mars*
Rayburn," be tittered.
"That's a good one on you, Alan,"
laughed Miller. "He knows your 'boss.'
I'll bave to spring that on you when I
see yon two together."
As tbe negro left the office Mr. Tra.
hue leaned in the doorway, holding bis
battered silk hat tn bis band aud mopping bis perspiring face.
He nodded to Alan and said to Miller, "Do you want to write?"
"Not any more for you, thanks," said
Miller. "I have tbe backache now
from those depositions I made out for
you yesterday."
"Oh, I don't mean that," the old
lawyer assured blm, "but I had to
borrow yore Ink just now, an', seein'
you at yore desk, I thought you might
need it."
"Ob, If I do," jested Miller, "I can
buy another bottle at tbe bookstore.
They pity me a commission on the Ink
1 furnish tbe row. They let me have it
cheap by tbe case. What stumps me
is that you looked In to see if I needed
It You are breaking the rule, Mr.
Trabue. Tbey generally make me hunt
for my office furniture wben I need lt
They've borrowed everything I hav*
except my iron safe. Their Ignorance
of tbe combination, Its weight and
their confirmed laziness are all thst
saved It"-
When the old lawyer had gone, th*
two friends sat and smoked In silence
for several minutes. Alan was studying Miller's face. Something told him
that the news of bis father's disaster
hud reached him and that Miller waa
going to Bpeak of it He was not mistaken, for tbe lawyer soon broached
"I've been intending to ride ont t*
Bee you almost every day this week,"
he said, "but business has always prevented my leaving town."
"Then you bave heard"—
"Yes, Alan, I'm sorry, but It's all
over the country. A man's bad luck
spreads ns fast as good war news. I
heard It the next day after your father returned from Atlanta, and saw
tbe whole tblng in a flush. Tbe truth
Is, Perkins bad tbe cheek to try bis
scheme on me. I'm tbe first target of
every scoundrel who bas something to
sell, and I've learned many of their
tricks. 1 didn't listen to oil he bad to
say, but got rid of htm as Boon as 1
could. You must not blame tbe old
man. As 1 see It now, It was a most
plausible scheme, and the shame of lt
Is that no one can be handled for it.
Your father will have to grin and bear
It He really didn't pay a fabulous
price for tbe land, and If be were In a
condition to bold ou to It for, say,
twenty-five years he might not lose
money. But who can do that sort of
thing? I huve acres and acres of
mountain land offered me at a much
lower figure, but wbat little money
I've made has been made by turning
my capital rapidly. Hnve you seen
Dolly since it happened'/''
"No; not for two weeks," replied
Alan. "1 went to church with her
Sunday before last and hnve not seen
her Blnce. I wns wondering If sbe had
hen id about lt."
"Oh, yes: she's beard It from th* colonel,    it  may  surprise you,  but  tb*
thing hits rubbed blm the wrong way."
"Why, I don't understand," exclaimed
Alan.   "Has he"—
"The old man bas bnd about 2,000
acres of laud over near your father's
purchase!., and It seems that be wa*
closely watching all your father's deals
aud, in spl.e of bis judgment to the
contrary, Mir. Bishop's confidence in
that sort of real estate has made blm
put a higher valuation on his holdings
over there. So you see, now thut your
father's mistake ls common talk, be Is
forced to realize it big slump, and he
wants to blame some one for It I
don't know hut that your father or
eome one else made blm an of-'cr for
his land, which he refused. So you see
it Is only natural foe him to be disgruntled."
"I see," said Alan, "I reckon you
heard that from Miss Dolly?"
Miller smoked slowly.
"Yes"—after a pause—"I dropped In
there nlgbt before last and sbe told
me obquj It' She's not on* of your
surface creatures. Sbe talks sensibly
on all torts of subjects. Of course
she's not going to show her heart to
me, but she couldn't hide tbe fact tbat
•your trouble wits worrying her a good
'le.l | tblnk she'd like U tee you at
the ball tonight. Frank Hlllhouse will
give yon a dance or two. He's going
to be hard to beat He's the most attentive fellow I ever ran across. He's
got a new buggy—a regular hug-ine-
tlgbt-snd a high stepplpg Kentucky
nilre for the summer campaign. He'll
bave some money at bis father's death,
and all the old women say he's tbe
best catch In town because he doesnt
drink, has a Sunday school class and
will have money. We are all going to
wear evening suits tonight. There are
some girls from Rome visiting Hattle
Alexander, and we don't want them to
smell hay In our hair. You know bow
the boys ore. Unless all of us wear
splketalls no one will; so we took a
vote on lt, and we'll be on a big dike.
There'll be a devilish lot of misfits.
Those who haven't suits are borrowing
In all directions. Frank Buford will
rig out In Colonel Day's antebellum
toggery.   Did you bring yours?"
"It happens to be at Parker's shop,
being pressed," said Alan.
"I've hsd three In the last six years,"
laughed Miller. "You know bow mucb
larger Todd Selman is than I am. He
burst one of mine from collar to waist
last summer at the Springs. I can't
refuse 'em, God bless 'em! Jeff Hig-
glns married in my best Prince Albert list week and spilled boiled custard on lt, but he's got a good wife
and a fair job on a railroad In Tennessee now. I'd hav* given bim tbo
coat, but he'd never hare accepted It
and been mid tbe rest of bis life at
my offer. Parker sold somebody had
tried to scrape tbe custard off wltb a
sharp knife and that he had a lot of
trouble cleaning It. I wore the coat
yesterday and felt Ilk* I was going to
be married. Todd must have left some
of his shivers In it I reckon that's as
near as I'll ever come to the hitching
Just then a till, thin man entered.
He wore a ratber threadbare frock
coat unevenly bound with braid, and
bad a sallow, sunken and rather long
face. It was Samuel Craig, one of tbe
two private bankers of the town. He
was about sixty years of age and had
a pronounced stoop.
"Hello!" he said pleasantly. "Yon
young bloods are a-goln' to play smash
with tbe gals' hearts tonight, I reckon.
I say, go It while you are young. Rayburn, I want to get one of them iron-
"Hello!" he laid pleasantly.
clad mortgage blanks.   I've got a feller that is disposed to wiggle, an' I
want to tie him up.   Tbe Inventor of
that form is a blessing to mankind."
"Help yourself," smiled Miller. "1
was Just telling Mr. Trabue tbat I was
running a stationery store, and If I was
out of anything In the line I'd order lt
for him."
Tbe banker laughed good humoredly
as be selected several of tbe blanks
from the drawer Rayburn had opened
in the desk.
"I hope you won't complain as much
of hard times as Jako Pltner does," be
chuckled. "I passed his store the other
day, where be was standln' over some
old magazines thnt he'd marked down.
"'How's trade?' I nsked Mm. 'Ifs
gone clean to the dogs,'he said, and I noticed he'd been drinking. 'I'll give you
a sample ot my customers* be went oa
'A feller from tbe mountains come in
Jest now an' asked the price of these
magazines. I told. blm the regular
price was 25 cents apiece, but I'd
marked 'em dowu to five. He looked
at 'em for about half an hour on' then
said he wasn't goin' out o' town till
sundown an' believed be'd take one If
I'd read lt.to him.'"
Crnlg laughed heartily as he finished
tho story, and Alan and Miller Joined
"I want you to remember that yarn
wben yoji get to overcheckln' on me,"
said Craig Jestingly. "I was Just no-
ticii.' this mornln' that you btve
drawn more than your deposit."
"Overchecked?" said Miller. "You'll
think I bare wben all my checks get
In. I mailed a dozen today. They'll
slide in ou you In about a week, and
you'll telegraph Bradstreet'a to know
how 1 stand. This Is a line banker,"
Miller went on to Alan. "He twits me
about overchecklng occasionally; Let
me tell you something. Lust year I
happened to have $10,000 on my bands
waiting for a cotton fuctory to begin
operations down In Alabama, and, as
I had no Idea when the money would
be called for, I placed It wltb his nibs
here 'on call.' Things got lu u (angle
at Ihe mill, nnd they kept waiting, and
our friend here concluded I hnd given
it to him."
"I thought yon had forgotten you
hud It," said Craig, with another of
his loud. Infectious Inughs.
"Anyway," went ou Miller, "1 got n
sudden order for Ihe amount ami ran
In on him ou tuy wny from Ihe post
office. I made out my check and stuck
It under his nose, ('rent Scott! Yon
ought to have seeu him wilt. 1 don't
believe he bad half of il In tbe bouse,
but lie hnd teu million excuses. He
kept me waiting two days aud hustled
around to beat tbe band. He thought
I was going to closo blm up."
"That was a close shave," admitted
Craig. "Never mind about the over-
checking, my boy. Keep lt up, If lt
will help you. You ore doing altogether too much business with the other
bank to suit me anyway."
*-|-,IHI. you-ig people assembled
1 J slowly at the dance tbat evening. Toward dark It bad begun raining, and, according
to custom, two livery stable cawluges,
called "hacks," were engaged to convey all the couples to snd from the hotel.
everything In life ls relstive, and to
young people who often want to even
letB pretentious entertainment* this
affair was rather impressive in its elegance. Lamps shone everywhere, ind
bunches of candles blazed and sputtered In nooks hung about with evergreens. The girls wer* becomingly attired In light evening gowns, and many
of them were good looking, refined and .
graceful. All were soft tpoken and
easy in their manners and either won
or carried flowers, Th* evening suit*
of ths young men were well In evidence and mor* noticeable to the wearers themselves than tbey would hav*
beon to a spectator used to conventional style of dress. They could be seen _
In alj stages of Inadaptability to figures too large or too small, and even
after the dance began there were several swaps and a due amount of congratulation on the Improvement from
tbe appreciative fair sex. The young
lady accompanying each young man
had pinned a small bouquet on his
lapel, so tbat it would have been impossible to tell whether a man bad a
natural taste for flowers or was th*
willing victim to a taste higher thin
his own.
Rayburn Miller and Alan sst smoking and talking In tbo room of th*
latter till half past 9 o'clock, snd then
tbey went down. As a general rule,
young men were expected to escort
ladies to dances when the young men
weut at ill, but Alan was often excused from so doing on account of living in the country, and Miller bid
broken down every precedent in that
respect and never invited a girl to go
with him. He atoned for this shortcoming by contributing most liberally
to every entertainment given by tbe
young people, even wben he was out
of town. He used to say ho liked to
graze end nibble it such things and
feel free to go to bed or business at
As tbe two friends entered the big
parlor Alan espied the girl about whom
he bad been thinking all day. She was
seated in one of the deep, lace curtained windows behind the piano.
Frank Hlllhouse was just presenting
to ber a faultlessly attired traveling
talesman. At this juncture oue of th*
floor managers with a white rosette on
bis lapel called Miller away to ask his
advice about some details and Alan
turned out of the parlor Into tbe wid*
corridor which ran through the bouse
He did this In obedience to another
uuwritten law governing Darley't social intercourse—that it would be Impolite for a resident gentleman to Intrude himself upon a stranger who
bad Just been Introduced to a lndy. 8a
he went down to the ground floor snd
strolled Into tbe office. It was full af
.obneco smoke and a throng of men,
somo of whom were from tbe country
and others from the town drawn to
the hotel by the festivities. From the
office n door opened into a bar and
billiard room, whence came tbe clicking of Ivory balls and tbe grounding
of cues. Another door led Into ths
large dining room, wblcb bad been
cleared of Itt tables that lt might bt
used for dancing. There were a tawing
of Addles, the twanging of guitars, th*
jingle of tambourines. and th* groan
Ing of a bass viol. Th* musician*,
black and yellow, occupied chairs on
one of tbe tables, wblch had been
placed against the wall, and on* of
the floor managers was engaged la
whittling paraffin candles over th*
floor and rubbing It In with his feet
Seeing what he was doing, some ot
tbe young men, desirous of trying their
new patent leather pumps, cam* In
and began to waltz singly and In couples.
When everything wss in readin***,
the floor manager piloted tbe dancer*
downstairs. From tb* office Alan saw
them filing Into the big room and taking seats in the chairs arranged against
th* wills on all sides, He saw Frank
Hlllhouse and Dolly Barclay sit down
near tbe band; the salesman had'disappeared. Alan threw bis cigar away
and went straight to hor.
"Oh, here you are!" laughed | Frank
Hlllhouse as Alan shook bands With
ber. "I told Miss Dolly coming on
tbat the west wind would blow you
this way, and when I saw Ray Miller
just now I knew you'd struck th*
»t wnou't exactly the wind," replied
Alan. "I'm afraid you will forget ma
lf I stay on the farm ill the time."
"We certainly are glad to have you,**
smiled Miss Barclay.
"I knew she'd sny that—I knew it;
I knew it,".said Hlllhouse. "A girl
can always think of nicer tblngB to
say to a feller than his. rival can. Old
Squire Trabue was teasing me tbe other day about how hard you was to
beat, Blsbop, but I told blm the bigger
tb* war tbe more victory for somebody, and, as the feller said, I tote fair
and am aboveboard."     ' >
Alan greeted this with nn nil but visible shudder. There was much In bis
dignified bearing and good appearance
to commend him.'to the'prrfei'viice of
any thinking woman, especially when
contrasted to HHIti-u"-. v'" wus onlx
a little taller than Dolly ind was showing himself even at a greater disadvantage In bis unrefined,allusions to
his and Alan's attentions to her. Indeed Alan was sorry for th* spectacle
the fellow wit making af himself and
tried to piss it over.
"I usually come in on Saturdays," h.
"That's true," said Dolly, with oa*
of her rare smiles.
"Yes"-Hilihousa took another header Into forbidden waters—"he's aboat
Joined your church, they tf.ll m*."
Iled  Il.lr la S»«ln. (
In Spain a woman with red hair la
so seldom seen as to bo considered m
great beauty, no matter wbat ber complexion, tho shape of her nog* at tb*
tone of her voice.	
Filing a. Clock.
A resident of. Florida tells this story;
f an old negro Wbo came' to a watch-
.linker with tbe two hands of a clock:
"I want yer to fix up dose ban's.
Dey ain't kept no correct time for mo'
den six mimfs."
"Well, where Is tbo clock?" responded tbe watchmaker.
"Out to my cabin."
"But I must have the clock."
"Dldn* I tell yer dar'H nuffln de matter wid de clock 'cepting do ban's? An'
here dey be. You Jess wast de clock so
you kin tinker it an' churge me a big
price. Gimme back dem ban's."
And, so saying, he started off to Ind
sn bonest watchmaker.
1 mount Pleasant advocate
Sold   All   HI,   Lota. Before
Bobble Vanished.
Noting tbe death of Samuel F.
Mitchell at tbe borne pf bis son in
Oklahoma, tbe Wellington Mail tolla
of one of those periodic excitement's
over alleged mining discoveries so familiar to Kansas. In 1880 Mitchell
owned a farm in Sumner county. Ih
digging on a creek bank he thought be
discovered silver ore. Tbe rest of ths
story ls told by the Mall as follows: '
. '"Mr. Mitchell honestly believed that
Is the Cause of Most of the Misery
..lu .Everyday  Life—Improve
the Blood and Disease Will
Not Exist.
Among the many thousands who
testify to the value of Dr. Williams'
l'ink l'ills as, a blood and nervo tonic
is Miss Mary Jackson, Mormaudde,
Ont., who says :—"I have used Dr.
Williams' Pink Pills and have deiived
such great benefit from them that 1
consider it my duty to let others
•know their worth. For upwards of
three years 1 suffered from anaemia,
and grew so weak that 1 oould
scarcely walk about the house. I
had no color in my face, my lrps and
gums wero bloodless, I lost all aiu-
be had a genuine silver mine.   So did   bition,  suffered    from headaches and
hundreds of others. Samples of tbe
ore were sent to different assayers, and
(invariably certificates were returned
to the effect that it was rich silver ore.
The excitement in Caldwell was intense, with hundreds of speculator*
crowding the botels, boarding bouses
and private residences. Frantic efforts were made by different parties to
secure street car rights to the Mitchell
farm. Offers of fabulous prices In cash
for the farm were rejected by Mitchell.
"At that time a Welllngtonlan, still
a resident of the city, owned more
than '200 Caldwell lots. He sent to
Leadville, Colo., for a practical assnyer,
an old schoolmate. He arrived in Wellington fully equipped to make nssays
In the field. The editor of the Mall
accompanied him across the country
In a carriage to tbe Mitchell farm.
When we arrived there we found at
least 200 people, mostly strangers, surging back aud forth over the mine.
dizziness, and fell away in weight until I weighed only ninety-four pounds.
3 doctored a great deal, but i it did
not seem to do me any good. I was
then a-dvised to try Dr. Williams'
Pink Pills and beforo I bad taken
them ten days I felt better nnd my
people could see a change in ma. I
continued using tho pills for somo
weeks and.'am now in the vory best
health. Every depressing symptom
has.passed away and I havo gained
.oui'ti-on 'pounds In weight. I think
there is no medicino can equal Dr.
Williams' Pink Pills and I strongly
recommend them to ail weak and ailing g-irls."
Miss Jackson's experience should
bring hope to all the weak, ailing
girls and women. What those fulls
have done for her they will do for
others. _„._■. very dose adds tone nnd
vigor to "tlie blood ond nerves, brings
a glow of, health to sallow cheeks, a
sparkle to the eyes and a ruby redness to pallid lips.      No othor nicdi-
Without being noticed we secured 10188. mis clone so much to bring; cum
samples of the ore and drove to tho *°.'t   and   health to" weak girl3 ond
woods on the Cbikaskia, where the ore
was carefully assayed. It showed only
the. merest trace of- sliver; Without
intimating his intention, the assnyer
drove back to tbe mine, sought out Mr.
Mitchell alone, declared himself an na-
sayer, produced his apparatus'and proceeded to -make an assay with all the
crowd around him. The'result was as
pretty a bead of silver the size of a
pea as you ever Baw. The assayer bad
dropped some rich Colorado ore Into
the crucible. Mitchell was a millionaire
that night, and the Wcllingtonian sold
nil his Caldwell lots before tbe silver
bubble vanished Into tbln air."
vyomen. If ^ou are ailing give tho--
pills a. fair trial, and new lualtl. and
fltrenjrth will be yours,' Do not accept any pink colored substitute; the
genuine pills always have tlie full
name "Dr. Wil.ianjs' Pink l'ills for
Palo People" printed on tho wro.ppur
around every box. Bold by medicine
dealers everywhere, or by mail at 50
cents a box or six boxes for Afc'50 by
writing The, Dr. Williams Medicine
Co., Brockville, Ont.
Clara Barton'. Memory.
During the Grand Army of the Republic encampment in Washington a
few years ago Miss Barton was at the
bead of the reception committee in the
capitol, and hour after hour she shook
hands wltb the veterans. Suddenly a
lady standing near Miss Barton noticed an old man minus a leg dud an
arm coming up the Hue, wltb eyes all
aglow and face full of anticipation.
At length he reached Miss Barton,
who shook his band and passed him
along wltb the crowd.
He did not go far, however, and the
lady wbo bad first observed him saw
the light die out of his eyes and the
tears steal down his cheeks. Stepping
up to blm, she said gently, "You know
Miss Barton?"
"Know her!" he exclaimed. "Know
ber! Why, she nursed me through
this," pointing pathetically to the
maimed members.
At the sound of bis voice Miss Barton's remarkable memory asserted itself, and, reaching out both bands, she
exclaimed, "Wby, John Rlggs, ls tbat
you?" Their last meeting had been
at Gettysburg. '
Traveling Tree Stump.
There exists Ju Hickman what probably has never been seen anywhere else
In this country, a traveling tree stump.
Not more than two years ago residents
who lived on the hill every day turned
out of the beaten path to circumvent a
large tree stump In the middle of the
sidewalk. That tree stump ls now some
thirty feet from tbo spot where it grew,
- having slid down the side of the hill
that distance. As lt gradually moved
out of the walk the hole left was filled
up, and when it eventually was clear
the sidewalk was rebuilt and no more
thought given to tbe phenomenon other
thnn they were pleased that tbe stump
bad moved out of tbe way, The stump
was formerly an elm tree and measured some two feet in diameter. When
it was cut down ls not definitely
known. It ls yet some distance to tbe
bottom of the hill, and lt is altogether
likely that the stump will not rest until
It goes the full length.- Hickman (Ky.)
_.a_-t From Bi.c.erla.
Professor Hans Mollsch of Prague
bas reported to the Vienna Academy of
Sciences the discovery of a lamp lighted by means of bacteria which be
claims will give a powerful light and
be free from danger, thus being valuable for work In mines and powder magazines. The lamp consists of a glass
Jar in which a lining of saltpeter and
gelatin Inoculated wltb bacteria is
placed. Two days after Inoculation tba
Jar becomes illuminated with a wonderful bluish green light caused by tbe
Innumerable bacteria which have developed tn tbe time. Tho light will burn
brilliantly for from two to three weeks,
afterward diminishing In brightness. It
renders faces recognizable at a distance
of two yards, and large type is easily
legible by it. Professor Mollsch asserts
tbat the lamp yields a cold light wblcb
I* entirely safe. I
• Citizen—Are you doing anything at
all to mitigato conditions during the
rush hours ? Street railway director
—Why, yes." Wo aro thinking of putting up signs on the street corners,
reading, "Please Don't Push," and
"Why Not Take the Next Car? "
. When infants or young children are
restless and cross or peevish it is a
very, certain sign that they are not
well. Tho mother may not kuow just
what the trouble is, but. she can depend upon it tho trouble exists.
Give the little one Baby's Own Tablets; see how promptly it will be
changed into a happy, smiling, good
natured child. rJ_b.° little one will
sleep soundly and naturally and the
mother will ' also obtain .hqr much
needed rest.' Here is the proof given
bj; Mrs. John E. Ramsay, Port Hill,
P.E.I., whp says :—"My b-tby was
cross, restless and did not sleep well,
but after giving him Baby's Own
Tablets he.became .better natured,
sleeps 'well and is growing finely.
The Tablets have been a great blessing to both baby and myself."
The Tablets are a prompt nnd certain cure for such troubles as indigestion",- sour' stomach, colic, constipation, diarrhoea, simple fevers and
other minor ailments. They always
do good and cannot possibly harm
tho most delicate child. Yoa can
get tho Tablets from any medicine
dealer,' or-they will bo sent by mail
at 25 cents -a box by writing to Tho
Dr. Williams' Medicine Co., Brockville, Ont.
Growing Railroad Tie*.
Th* Pennsylvania Railroad compa-
. ny bas mode a new departure.   Th*
Increasing scarcity of timber suitable
for railway ties and the failure of substitutes for wood In the roadbed bave
In the' casjo of Bell vs. Winnipeg
Electric Street Railway Company;
Mr. Justice. Perdue delivered judgment awarding plaintiff S'750 ?>>r damages sustained in an accident oil the
Portage avenue line lust July.
Pile  Terrors   Swept Away,-*
Dr. Affnew's Ointment stands at tha lien
as a reliever, healer, and suro cur. for
Piles in all forms. . One application wil
give comfort in a few minutes,, aud three
to six days' application according to directions will cure chronic cases. It re
Hiives. all -itching and burning akin dls
ease9 .in a day.■■ 35 cents.-—79
In localities where timber is cul in
Russia, '.watch- towers ure erected
outside the overseer's house lo ko-fc
a lookout for, forest fires.
til ICY ■ AltrO NOT VIOLENT IN ACTION.— Some persons, when they wish
to cleanse the stomacn, resort to epaom
and other purgative salts, These are
speedy in their action, but serve no "Permanent irood. Their use produces incipient i-hllls. and if persisted in they injure tho: stomach; Nor do thoy act upon -the intestines iu a beneficial way.
Pnt-iiielee's Vegetable Pills answer all
Durfiosen in this respect, and have no
To hire, a carriage in the evening
for a drive that only takes ton .minutes costs ?-|.,.o in St. Petersburg.
Tho cost of a Russian soldier is
$.54.50 per annum, towards-which
every Russian pays j_.i8 in taxes.
'.My Kidneys' are all Wrong!
How shall 1 Insure best results In the
shortest. time ?" • It stands to reason
thnt a liquid specific of the un_uastion-
allle inei-it of South American Kidney
Curo "will go more direct,y and oiilcl.'
•to-'the Beat of the I rouble thnn tha "pill
form" treatment, and when it strikes the
spot  there's healing in  an Instant.—78
A  married  man   is  apt  to  respect
the   superior-wisdom of   a  bach_loi
It takes a grass widow to -apti.i
the "hay-seed" bachelor,
When the world is a_.arb._e to. Understand a man it dubs him a crank.
A man doesn't sing into a'phono-
graph for "the purpose of trying   tolled th* Pennsylvania Into a forestry   break the record. .
experiment One hundred acres of land'               —-—-   ;    '   ~     .
T "     __       _T    .   .  _,.w  -no/v. -,-.„-,<,      The great lung healer is found in that
have been planted with 60,000 young l^jJJJft feedldne sold as Bickio's Anti-
locusts. Tbe locust ls a rapid grower, Consumptive Syrup, lt soothes und dl-
ani. moreover th* timber ls durabl* mini-he- the sensibility of tho membrane
and, moreover, tn* umo*r '» "■""""■I nf the throat and air passages, und is a
under th* exposed  conditions Of  ties,   sovereign   remedy   for   all   coughs,   colds.
The company intends to, phtnt W00 ^iri7olcnftti%tlr iniT^al"   ""'
Tha Storj- of aWltneu of Tbi* Cruel
Indian Cn.tom.
I bad tbe opportunity of seeing a
young widow burn herself by tbe side
of her deceased husband. The funeial
pile was about ten feet high. In the
middle of tbe pile lay ber deceased husband, an old and miserable .looking
man. The devoted victim was a young
creature about seventeen, dressed In
white, with all her jewels on. There
was a confused noise.of singing and
shouting, intermixed witb tbe sound Of
tomtoms and at Intervals the hollow
and sonorous sound of gongs and trumpets. Tbe priests and her friends crowded round her. nil speaking to her at
once, apparently to distract her attention nnd to prevent ber shrinking at tbe
last moment from sacrificing herself.
There wns a small tank of water
close to the funeral pile. Tbey led her
to this. I wus very near her when I
saw her quietly take tbe Jewels from
her ears, ber nose, unclasp her gold
bracelets ns well ns the bangles from
ber ankles arid every ornament she bad
on, which were received by ber relations.
She then stepped Into tbe water, divested herself of her clothes of pure
white and replaced them with clothes
of a yellow color. She then performed
ber ablutions, came but of tbe water
and, unassisted, walked three times
round the pile, followed by tbe priests
and her friends, wbo at this period np-
penred to be more urgent and loud In
their discourse to ber to distract her
attention. Sbe then, unassisted, mounted
the pile, laid herself down by the side
of her husband and put bis bead under
her arm, turning herself toward blm."
Then tbey sprinkled large quantities
of oil and straw on tbe pile. Tb* fatal fire wns then applied, and amid
loud shouts-and while the fire reached
her I distinctly heard her utter the
words "Nlrva!   NIrva!"
I was very near ber during the different parts of tbe oereinoirv and could
have saved her life by merely touching
ber, ns Bhe would then have been defiled and would not have been permitted to have tbe honor of sacrificing herself.
But in saving ber life I stood the
chance of being torn to pieces, and I
certainly should bave been brought to
a court martini for disobedience of orders, for the English in those days
were strictly forbidden to meddle with
the customs nud prejudices of the natives.—Georg Ebers' "Memoirs."
In order to be popular forget to say
a good deal.
Wisdom ls always conceded to a rich
man until he loses bis riches.
Do not emphasise your own virtues
by enlarging on tbe failings of others.
A safe way to Judge a man is to ascertain Just whet friends be doesn't
A genius Is a man who refuses to believe in the Impossibilities of other
Tbe claims to wisdom of owls and a
multitude of men rest, upon their looks,
and nothing more.
To get rid of a bore ask him to repeat bis longest and favorite story
twice.   Even he cannot stand that.
Only a smart man can conceal from
n woman the fact that he isn't as
smart as he would wish ber to tbjnli
be ls.
One of the curious things about a
man wbo wants to borrow money from
you today is his eager determination
to repay it tomorrow.
There nre three stages In the existence of tbe average man when he ls of
particular Interest to his community—
viz, at his birth, marriage' and funeral.
-Success.   •   ,   ,'. ______,■'.
Another  Way Out.'
In one of Glasgow's finely laid out
cemeteries a rich citizen, who was notorious as a skeptic, bad erected a
massive mausoleum on wbat be terms
•'bis ancestral plot" One day he met a
worthy elder of tbe kirk coming nwny
from tbe vicinity of the-Imposing mass
of masonry, so he sahl_ to bim, "Weel,
Dauvit, ye've been up seein' that gran'
erection o' mine?"        ...
"Deed, hlv I, sir."" •
"Gey strong place that isn't it?. It '11
ink' a man a' his time tae raise out 0'
you at the day 0' Judgipent."    ,
"Hoot, ma mon," said David, "ye can
gle yerself little fash aboot rlsln' gib
that dny comes. They'll tak' ths bottom oot of o't-tae let y^fa' doon."—
Spare Moments. ...
Forestalling Trouble. '
Sam Tntfe at one time owned^ a big
cotton plantation on the Mississippi
river. Once Tate called on the gtov-
ernor of Arkansas and said, "Governor,
if you're not too busy this morning I'd
like to bave a pardon,"
"Wbo for?"
"For myself."
"Ab, for yourself I And what for?"
"Killing a nigger."
"Wben did you kill him?"
"Ob, I haven't killed him yet—thought
P(l-8.et a pardon in advance, so there
wouldn't be any trouble about it"
1'iilillell.   Has. Its Dlaadvaa.aa.ea.
"You wenflieivpropbets make a great
many mistakes," said the man whs
sneers.   ■ '-.,-.
"Yes," answered the observer, "and If
other peoplf bad'all their mistakes
published In the dally papers as, we do
I suspect tbat our record would seem
iretty good."—Washington .Star. ,
acres of ground in locusts, to provide
for future construction and renewal
»f U* roadbed.       _
I.nei- of Force.
More people' fall from lack of force
than from lack of education or opportunity, snys Success. A mnn may bo
well educated or brilliant nnd yet for
lack of force be a complete failure in
his vocation. A man or .woman may
succeed without education, -but not
[ without force'; without capital, bnt not
without energy.
.host-. brohchitlL, .
when   supposed   to   ho, .far   advoncod   In
' i'«, -
Tlio succe«9.»<,f an amateur pardoner
often depends upon the number nnd
appetites of bis neighbor's cbicluns.
Only a smart man can conceal from
a woman the fact flint he Isn't ns
smart as ho would wish her tp think
ho is. ,    . • ' li
Pessimists  thrive
on - disappoint-
Pleaanrable. "   '
It tickles a woman to death to plan
If she had an Income of $20,000 a' year
how much good she could do with the
$100 of lt she could not' spend- for
Clothes.-New York Press. -.   .-.••
Dodd's   Kidney   Pills.   Keep
Their Good Work In
Christopher Bishop Tells How Bla Wife
aud Brother Were Brought Baok to
Health and Vigor.
Clark's Beach, Nfld., February 39.—
(Special)--Araong the. splendid cures
made by Dodd'^ Kidney Pills in Newfoundland is th#t of Mrs. Christopher
nishop, ol thl9'«pluce. The story of
Her suffering and curo Is told by hor
husband as follows :
"My wi'e suffol'ed for three years
with a weakness in the lower part of
her back, followed by n shivering,
causing weakness. Her legs were
swollen from her knees to tha feet,
and she bad a pain in the left side
just under the ribs.
"Two doctors attended her. but
failed to cure ker, when she decided
to uso Dodd's Kidney Pills. The results were wonderful, and now, after
using five boxes, the swelling and
weakness are gono. and the pain is
gone with them.
"My brother suffered too from a
heavy pain in the back, arid four doctors failed to give Dim roller. Eight
boxes of Dodd's Kidney Tills made
him a new man "
If you don't curo tho pain in your
back by using Dodd's Kidney l'ills it.
will grow into something worse-
Dropsy or Rheumatism or Bright's
Disease. . .,
The Empress of Japan receives Sflo.-
000 worth of clothes from Paris each
Sho only consents- to appear in public clothed in the garments of her
native country once in a year.
Foul Breath,
Catarrh, Headache
Aro banished by  Dr. Agnew's  Oatari-
thnl   Powder.   It relieves In 10  Minutes.
F. A. Bottom, druggist, Gookshlre,
Que., says : 'For 20 years I suffered
from Catarrh. My breath was verv offensive even te myself. I tried everything w-iich promised mo a cure. In almost all instances I had to proclaim
them no good at all. 1 waa induced to
try Dr. Agnew's Catarrhal Powder. 1
got relief instantly after first a|.plication. It cured nie. and I am free from
all tho effects of it. 25
All the granite used in the in&gni;
ficent buildings in St. Petcrsburir is
from Finnish quarries.
It is more necessary for a commercial traveller entering Russia to understand German than  Russian.
"Bought   my   Life    for   35
CCrits."-- This was   one    man's way of
putting it when he had been pronounced
incurable from chronic dyspepula. "1
was a living death to me until I trie'
Dr. Von Stan's Pineapple Tablets
Thanks to them to-day I am well, end I
tell my friends I bought my life for 38
cents."    BO In a box.—80
When erecting a bridgo, the superstitious Russ throws a piece of new-
money into the water.
Trains are conveyed across Lake
Baikal on the trans-Siberian railway by means of a stcam.i'.
We offer One Hundred Dollars Reward for
any case of Catarrh that cannot be cured by
Hall's Catarrh Cure.
F. J. CHENEY A CO., Toledo, O.
We, the undersigned, have known F. J.
Ohenoy for the last 16 years, and believe hlra
perfectly honorable In all business transactions
snd financially able to carry out any obligations
made by their firm.
WEST ft .T-.UAX,
Wholesale Druggists. Toledo. O.
Wholesale Drug-gists, Toledo, O.
nan's Catarrh Curs Is token Internally, acting directly upon  the blood  and  mucous ser-
.aees of the  system,-  Testimonials sent free.
Price 7C- per bottle.   Sold by all Druggists.
Hall's Family Pills are ths best.
. A great portion of Russia is under
water n the spring, owing to the
rivers overflowing.
Wash greasy dishes, pots or nans with
Lever's Dry Soap—a powder, lt will re
move the grease with the greatest
ease. ' 3''
(-■Iris, don't monopolize the conversation when a young man culls; Rive
him a chance to propose.
Don't blame g murriii!i",tbli> irirt
for parading hcrjio-a-week father ns
a millionaire.
A Chicago lawyer saved a widow
from going to jail, nnd lost his own
liberty.    Sne married him.
llnllowav'a Corn Curo destroys all
kinds of corns and worts, root end
branch. Who then would endure them
with such a cheap and effectual riniedy
within  reach '?
There are three singes in the exist-
enco of the average man when ho   h
of particular Interest to bis community, .namely, at his birth,  mini
and funeral.
Mother Craves".Worm Rxtermtiator 1 rh
no eaual for. destroying worms in children and adults. See that vou'get tin
genuine when purclmsing.
The. grievance of not a few women
against their husbands Is thut llu
latter-give'them ho grounJ for grievances.
Obeyed Instrnctlone.
The city editor summoned the photog-
rnpher of his staff. "Colonel Weill
gaii's house is burning," he said, "and
I want a picture of the Are. Get out
there as quick as yon can with yont
camera and take a view of what*s left
of the building from the inside of thl
fence corner."
"But," ssld tbe photographer, "If—
"That's the point I want it taken
from—right In the corner.".'
"But I think there's"—
"I don't care whether there's a bet
ter point or not. You know what I
want Hurry up. You are losing time."
Tbe photographer took bis camera
and departed. A few hours Inter he
came in with tbe proof of a picture he
bad taken "from the desired point of
"What is this?" said tbe city editor.
"That is n photograph of the ruins of
Colonel Wclllgnn's house from the Inside corner of the fence near the street"
"I en n't see anything of the house."
"1 couldn't, either," responded tbo
photographer. "I tried to tell you there
was a big tree stnudlng between that
corner and tbe house, but you wouldn't
let me."
Tibet, Ibe Btranae  Land.
It Is a wonderful country and a
strange people. Think of a tract of
Innd where hot springs abound, round
which the deposits nre of such rainbow tints as blue, purple, green, red
and yellow. 11 Is eusy to Imagine thnt
the landscape effects of such coloring
nre wondrous. The social customs of
the people are scnrcnly less nstound-
Ing. Polygamy Is common where the
men nre rich enough, for wives seem
to be a question of wealth- Wben poverty compels them, several men will
have one wife iu common. Brothers
usually enter Into those strange partnerships. The people rarely wash,
finding It warmer to be dirty. Tbe men
anoint their faces with butter, while
tbe women stain their countenances
mahogany color with wood chips and
lacquer tbe bridges of their noseB Jet
black. Cleanliness Is an uuesteemed
practice.—London Outlook.
"I suppose you thought you were fishing when you caught me?" growled the
man who is always disagreeable.
"Well, I used to think so," sighed his
little wife, "but now I know I must
have been bear hunting."
Do You Receive Thoso Wiroloss Messages?
They Are About Your Health.
When yonr health goes the least bit wrong, a wireless message
is sent to your brain.
It says something like this:
" You are not quite well-take a doe* ef
•t onco and It will put you right."
Do you attend to these messages when yon receive them f
You should do so. BEECHAM'S PILLS often prevent a serious
illness, and so prove themselves -—  -.
Sold by an Druggists la Canada aad If. S. America..  In boxes, 29 cents.
When a Japanese woman of the
middle and lower classes is dressed
for an ovening entertainment, she
generally shows as much of her foet
as sho can, and is sometimes barefooted.
When you think you have cured a
cough or cold, but find a dry,
hacking cough remains, there is
danger.   Take
Cure Ten.cLuns
at once. It will strengthen the
lungs and stop the cough.
Prices: S. C. Wells & Co. 80S
25c 50c tl.   LeRoy.N.Y.,Toronto, Can.
Dizzy? Headache? Pain
back of your eyes? It's your
liver! Use Ayef's Pills.
Gently laxative; all vegetable.
Sold tor 60 years.
J. carer oe..
I_owel 1, Kaes.
Want your moustache or beard
a beautiful brown or rich black? Use
K. F. Ilil.1. * CO., -fAlBPA.il. 1.
mmBss^rttstntit 1.11ml
[RUSH & G°>
TORONTO.   -   ONT. Jj
Tlir     Cfiiii.Hl.t     l.nll.r-    ( ..ilrn.l-r     Vs.
J.'D. CLARK, Agent, Winnipeg.
Unless the soap you
use has thjs brand you
are not getting the best
Ask far Ska •etasaat man.
To got..rld-6f a bore, ask him to
repeat hiR longest ami favorite story
twice,    Even ho cannot stand that. .
A fool is generally a person who
detects your faults ohilo you ore in
the act ot calling attention to his
own: '   ' -.'
-Probably the best way 10 bill a
falsehood is to let it lie.
The secret of popularity is always
to remember what to forget.
If a son doesn't tul.e after bis falh-
er it Is probably bccfiiine the old
man left, nothlnjr to take.
; If n_.giri loves a. man .and lias his
'lH'St lplprcflts nt. heart, why does
she.spoil it all. by morryinp; him ?
The heartache of many a widow
lias been tempered b.v tho reflection
that sbe looks-hw- best In black.
Nothing is en'culatod to Jar a man
like the efforts of a bald-h-i.d-'tl barber to sell him a battle of hair tonic.
* ■• . i ■
' If we could draw checks as easily
as we'drftw unkind inferences, milo-
hioTjilcs would lie as common as
cedar fence posts :r.::.ir
Inrrf III fli •   Im -li-- MMitH i»'l.   1" Mr   !.. nl   l»l — s.l.ll''" T. Mr-
_*■i, miiii. tu-, ilMwbtof 1.8.4.
•HIK, lM6t.,Ntw rurk,8epU«.lW3.
Opiiilrinen :— I ha rn tiff, rrnir WpnTln Car* 6)1
my liort. i for th* pndl fourlAcn yean and It has
AlWjyt |IV0ti me good rt-mill* la rvi-rr i,ai licuUr.
I*1m hlv* ono of yourbooki. Hut I linv* founJ
very uiflful. If you have auy laltr rdltloa «r
the "Trrfttln* on the Hone tad blihlMuei,"
will yon.kindly send mo oue.
Reipectf idly ymiri. B. F. ftflBBIE.
It lino abfoately reliable irmtdy for Speviui,
Rulinta. CurU, I.ini.lionet, etc. Hcjiiovm tlio
bukole »nd 1m«m no tear. Price I j Hx fori*..
Al a liniment for f r.n.I.» UM It htl no eauftl.   A tk
alio "A TrMtiae on the Hor**," tbe book free, or
Do You Want
It so, tba nndarslgncd wants yonr Iraiiiieii and will ondaavor to five aatlafactloa.
Cash ad-ancixl on coDslanmsnU. , liaferaneai   Laion Bank ot Canada.
Tha eldaat astablished Grain Commission   __,■ ^mmm ^^_ _ ^ _ _-
Marc-ant in Winnipeg. _Ka£ B EB1 |^| %jkT
Brain   Exohnn.a,   Wl-nlp.g. «iaaa» ■     aa__l W^ I I ^_l ffK.
is nu. PRE-PlrRtiNTIAL io*cigar
Yoiill  Enjoy Every Bit Of It,
A Perfect FLOUR For        ff tf 3|
Sold-- in original packages
only-- by all dealers.
OOILVIE'S- Millers to H. R. H. The Prince of Wales.
sllnlml-liiar tbe Pala.
"What's that watcl) worth?" asked
Mr. Kloce, pointing to one In the showcase. "Ten dollars," replied the Jeweler. "I'll take It," said the customer,
and after paying for lt he went out.
The next day he came round again.
"This watch doesn't exactly suit me,"
he said. "What's that one worth?"
pointing to another.
"Fifteen dollars."
"I'll take that Instead of tbls one, lf
you don't mind."
A day or two later be came again.
"How good a watcb have you got
for $25?" he Inquired.
"Well, $25 will get a pretty good
timepiece," said the Jeweler, banding
one out. "Here's ono with a gold filled
case and full Jeweled. The movement
Is warranted."
"I'll take it."
He paid the difference, took the
watch and went away.
After the lapse of a few days he
made his appearance once more.      *
"Hnve you got a first class watch
with a solid gold ease that you can sell
for $50?" he said.
"Yes.   Here lt is."
"Well, I'll take It," said Mr. Kloce.
"Here's the otber watch and $25.
That's tho one I really wanted at first,
but I bated to pay out all that money
at ones."
Tho lower classes of the Jt-pui'i'-so
employ hardly nny other material
than paper for their elofhinir. Whore
wages are exceedingly low. cloth it
an impossible cxtravufrance.
tho cuusos of deHponilency mill nit luh-
clioly. A disordered liver ia o.,e cnust*
in..: a prime ono. A ilis.u-.l. r, il liver
means a disordered stomach, nnd n disordered stomuch means tliHturfaiiii-o of
Uie norvous system. Thi.i I iln.-s tlio
ivhole hody into ,Nj_t/.icctfon nml tho a ie-
tlm feels sick nil over, riir.nvlep'n Vece-
talilo l'ills are a rerORnl/ed remt-llv ill
this ntnte nml relief will i.illc.v thrir
Onr Food and Drink.
We drink about our own weight of
liquid every three months, and wa
Americans consume a little more tbaa
three pounds of solid food por day
each. We consume about 1,200 pounds
of food per year as a fair national average, and physiologists tell us tbat a
ii.aii needs 1,000 pounds, a woman 1,200
•nd " child 'pojn Soo to '.Oon.
A  I.rvrler.
Fond Parent (to young hopeful)—Unless you keep ynur face and hands
clean, your teeth brushed and look
neat tho children of nice people won't
havo anything to do with you; they
won't play wltb you.
Young Hopeful—I bet lf I bad a gost
and a wagon tbey would.
Love is the only sure cure (or fe.nl-
nlno coquetry.
Never    juiliro women   or ciirars  liy
their wrappers.
The elevator man (rives some people a lift and runs other people down.
Wjien n woninn wears a new b.it  to
church she doesn't pare how lonj( the
senium is.
It   seems    Impossible   Id   Rlvo  your
word and keep it, but It Isn't.
Every man  keeps a Inrgo stock of
advice on hand to give away
llf course  the way  lo nervo dinner
Is to ont It.
A train o! thought runs roflflfdloiw.
of time-tables.
A school-teacher says there Is - no
fixed rule lor telling how mnny ri ils
It takes to make a wlswicre
In almost every school iu ..d|i.ui It.
is tho custom one day in the uulniiin
to take the pupils out lahlill hunting, on another mushroom --i,.iiitiu£
at night with paper Inn terns.
FltiENIiS— Time ivus wluu ilr. TliOiiiHS'
Rcleotrlc Oil imil 'hut a -mull li.ld of
distribution, bnt . now its -.qrritory ifl
wldeRiirtftil. Those uho iir_t i..fo_r,lsu<l
ils I'ui-alive n.unllties _till volue it aa a
sneclfie. nnd while il retains its old
IFlenilH It is ever mnkinir new. It is i-er-
tnin Unit whoever i.me xitan ii will not
he without it.
Census taking in Japan is simple
and original, but uiitru-.twi.rlr.y.
Th" houses nre counted, nml fur I'mli
of theso dwcllin.'^-places jin Avci'u^e
of flvo persons are allowed.
Severe colds aro easily cured by the
use of ITicklc's Anti-l'onsumpti.e 8yn-P.
a medicine of extraordinary tieTU'tr.iUiitr.
-nd healing properties. it is ,i,-';mm-
letl(.ed by thoee who have usci It ns being the he.it medicine sold for couchs.
colds. Inflammation of the lun;ts. and all
alTectfotiR of tho throat and chest. its
ftB-reenbleness to tho tusto makes It a
favorite  with   ladles  nnd   .MM,-.,,.
ono ot ttic curious thintrs about a
mnn who wunts to borrow money
from you to-day is his eager deier-
mlnntlon to pay it. hack to-morrow,
Hnther than have his liningiro un
In tins air, many a man puis u heavy
mortgage on it. to hold it down.
We know vhat all good doctors think of Ayers Cherry
Pectoral. Ask yourown doctor and find out.  He will tell
you how It quiets the tickling
throat, heals the inflamed
lungs, and controls the
hardest of coughs.
,"AT"1* CliriTY Pastoral li wsU known la
onr funny. W« thli.k 11 It UK t*,»t madl.iue
la tba world for coueln -ml col->."
-Una 1-t. aaauv, I'.ulcma. Csl.
aw., SO:.. (H.O. .       S.O.ATSRCO..
All °ll"Hii"-„ —■   fnr       ail ViiiiiiMi_*i
Hard Coughs
paawa-aa—mil—namuil. mia»s.a.iiia.»,»_
Ono of Ayor's PUIS at bsdtlmo wlil
hasten   recovery,   canity  laxative
\A/    IM    CI    r*o    aft-'O fit.  Pleasant  Advocate.
(BaaUbliahed April 6,1899.)
irlRS. R. Whitney, Publisher
Omar: J 886 We*tmi__ster avenue.
tatOLOSK   Office—SO Meet street,
London, S. 0., England Where a
Hie of "The Advocate" is kept for
Tel. B1405.
Snbeerlption $1 a year  payable  in
8 cents a Oopy.
Xoiioes of Births, 'Marriages, and Deaths
published free of charge.
Vancouver, B. C, April 30, 1904.
r\u,taNd tbe past week, mm
*~*than one visitorof prominence has
■expressed his confidence in'Che splendid
future tbat awaits Vaucouver; and on
Wednesday last the daily papors
ipublislied in their te.egru_shic columns,
the'eiews ot ex-Premier Greenwaj-.of
Manitoba, to the effect that Montreal,
Winnipeg and Vancouver were destined
to he the largest and greatest cities of
■Canada, Unfortunately for our city,
the people who ate most interested—the
citiiexuv— have tbe least coufldeuce in
their own destiny, and foresight Is
■usually conspiciouBly absent whore it is
enoet needed.
During the coming month, we shall
ha called upon to vote on two Money
By-laws. One for the purpose of supplying the funds needed for oanying
- into effect the plans for the New Hospital.   Of the necessity for this, on a new
- site, there can be no two opinions. On
tha question of site,  the only possible
'  objection, that of distance, is more than
imet liy the desirability of the location,
"besides which,  in  view  of   the rapid
growth of the city, any hospital must of
necessity be a long way from some parts
'  of the city.   The most important con-
1   nderation is In connection with the ex-
'  penditnro of the money raised, and that
is a matter whicn is in the hands of the
y. people themselves through their rcpre
: s*Bl_.tlves, but one unfortunately, that
! is often lost sight of,  though in this
■ case we do not believe it will be so, as
. tew of ns are so happily situated to be
> immune from the attentions of disease
or accident at some time or other and
a our interest is constantly being arrested
■ in matters of this sort.
-The other By-law   authorizing   the
i mining end expenditure of $100,000 odj
• oar streets, is one that will occasion
1 moro thought, for it means increased
• taxation for a very long period. That
.improvements are needed is patent to
-, anyone, and that they can not be much
) longer delayed is also a -act, bat
■. whether they are such aa tbe majority
< of the people wish to see carried out is
. the point which tbe vote of the citizens
is to deoide. Hitherto, with insufficient
4 money to meet the growing needs of the
1 city it has been impossible to give satis-
1 factory results for the annual expendi*
1 asset many. things have been nnder-
1 taken by the.' sheer necessities of new
,. _Wgh__.rl_oods, anil—we are afraid we
. anust add—because of the importunites
•,_u(,ihe.. various representatives of the
, different.wards, wliich if delayed until
t they could havo been attended to pro-
, perly, and the work systematically laid
1 oat, oould have been done more oheaply
: and -snore effectually, and without rais-
-,.i*K sectional animosity from other parts
, ot the city.
■v The money should in the interests of
1 tihp.city be voted, and equally in tbe said
. interest*, it should be laid out, in carry
, ing.into effect a system of improvement!1
¥j0-- a  permanent  character, extending
gradually as the needs and the means of
t.thj».cjty allow, much in the way that
. the fire limits are extended, and using
ealy ' . currant revenue for work of
l a makeshift or temporary kind. We
..hare the. right to make posterity pay
. their proportion toward permanent im-
. pro-cinents, bnt the rest  must be met
t.8S   WO   go.        _rwry._r.__g,     eierybody,
. jpointa to a prosperous time and we
should look ahead and put onr oity in
each order that, onr  name for healthy
. enterprise will ih itself be a factor iu
our success.
On Tuesday evening the Delegates ti
the Intermediate League reported the
schedule drawn up for the coming
season to the Maple Leaf Olub meeting
iu No. S Eire Hall, and the report wa.
Messrs. B. Woodward, W Murray
and Wm. Chase were appointed a
standing committee to choose players
for the games throughout the season.
The Ball Committee reported arrangements for the Third Annual Ball on
May 6th, were progressing nicely.
Lacrosse sticks were selected and the
Treasurer had to "cough up" over $40.
A meeting will be held on Wednesday
evening next in No. 8 Fire Hall.
Intermediate League Schedule.
May 12—West End vs. Terminal
"    19—Oroscent vs. Mt. Pleasant
"    26—     "       vs. West End
June   2—Mt. Pleasant vs. Terminal
"       9— "        "       vs West End
"     18—Torminals vs. Crescent
"     28—      "        vs. Mt. Pleasant
"     80—West End vs. Crescent
July   7—Terminal vs. West End
"     14—Mt. Pleasant vs. Crescent
"    21—West End vs. Mt. Pleasaut
"    28—Crosoeut vs. Terminal
Aug.,   4—West End vs. Terminal
"       11—Crescent vs. Mt Pleasant
"       18—Terminal vs. Orescent
"      26—Mt. Pleasant vs. West End
Sept. 1—Crescent vs. West End
"    8—Terminal vs. Mt. Pleasant
All games will be played on Cambie
Street Grounds. The above dates come
on Thursday of the week.
;--. tm.atTirsffAgg Asimamimm.
We Don't Keep
Oh, no) We Smx Evertth.no. Does
not do to keep things long in the grocery business. Lots of things wont
keep. We buy consetvatively—yet
plentifully—and our quick selling
methods and prices keep the stock
always fresh.
We can't keep some things at such prices
as these.
Blue Label Oataup, large sise .35c
Tomatoes, the bast, a cans. 2Gc
Baked Beans. 8 cans SBc
White Star Baking Powder, 8 Uns,  860
Marmalade, 4-It tin 46o
Potatoes, see our extra fine $1.10
Furniture   Department.-S e e
our stock before buying elsewhere.
S.T. Wallace
Westminster avenue & Harris street.
Telephone 1866
Mail Orders Promptly Filled.
Oity of Vancouver.
Pleasant    Gun
Organized.. 1
A meeting of local experts with the
shot-gun was held Monday evening in
No. 8 Fire Hall, and after due discussion the Mt. Pleasant Oun Club was
organized. Officers were elected as
follows: Hon. Presideul. A. Bussel;
President, T. A. Tidy; Vice-President,
W. Donahue; Secretary, C. Homewood;
Treasurer, H. Duncan; Captain. Chas.
Green; Executive Committee—W
Main, J. Brown, J. Dairon, H. Home-
wood,    W.   Donahue
A committee was appointed to interview the Vancouver Gun Club with a
view to obtaining permission to use the
Fairview grounds.	
The funeral of Mrs. Ellen Woods,
who died on Thursday 21st, took place
ou Saturday afternoon last from the
family residence, 83 Eighth avonue,
Rev C. H. M. Sutherland officiating.
The deceased lady was iu her fifty-
second year and had been ill for throe
months. She leaves a husband and
several children to mourn her loss. The
deceased lady hod many friend who
will regret her passing away. The
floral tributes were many, among them
being tho following:
Mt. Pleasant Methodist Sunday
School, wreath; Canadian Order of
Chosen friends, wreath; Mrs. A.
Williams, wreath; Mrs. Devine and
Mrs. E. E. Devine, spray; Mr. and Mrs.
McOubbon, spray; Mrs. Morrison,
wreath; Mrs Dobsou, spray; Mrs. Wm.
Ludlow, wreath; Mr.and Mrs.Copeland,
spray; Mrs. Armstrong, spray; Mrs.
Taynton, spray; Mr. and Mrs. Peace,
wreath; Mr. and Mrs. Ternan, wreath;
Mr. and Mrs. Lamb, wreath; Mrs
Spain, spray; Mrs. Jopson, spray.
A precious oue from us has gone,
A voico we loved is stilled;
A place is vacant in our home
Whioh never can be filled.
God in His wisdom has recalled
The boon his love has given;
And though the body moulders here
The soul is safe iu Heaven.
municipality of south
City Conncil.
- The Oity Council held its regular
. weeidy meeting Monday night, those
. present being Acting Mayor Grant (in
. the eba_r)i Aid. Stewirt Brydone-Jack,
.Morton, Wilson, Odium, Maepherson
, Qpok, Hodrio__„Gai-reu and Williams.
Many commnaicatious were dualt
,. with.   Under By-laws introduced were
Sfce following:
Aid. Brydone-Jack and Morton Intro
doopti a by-law to amend the Plumbing
. By-law. This will fix a standard of pipe
to be used in pinking sewer conneolions,
1' hut in order to allow local plumbers to
1 use the stockiou hand, it will not be pnt
iato force for some little time.
It was road a first time.
Aid. Odium gave  notice that at the
next meeting of tho Council he would
, latrodaoe a by-la--   14 amend   the Li
, canto By-Jaw reoentiy passed, imposing
. aa annual license foe of $16 on dealers
{ ia tobacco.   He mentioned tbat ho pro-
peeed to reduce tbe license fee to $6 per
aaaiini and hoped it would pass,
. tmmsu a .two-thirds rote wonld be re-
, .joir.-d te amend tho law.
Mr. A. Tarling was appointed Ore
, _ni._o<_r Caretaker. Tke matter o!
,-ltoUoe OummlHii.uers' estimates was
1 laid over.
M yu-.i kuow any items of MtPleasant
1 aewe—Serial, Personal or any other
..av-rs item*—send lhe.ui in to "Tho
\ Advocate." or by trlcphoitr- _ll_0[i.
TENDERS will be received until
2 o'clook on Saturday May 21st, for the
following: H
For building about 21 chains of Road
from Cedar Cottage Station westernly
between District Lot 7lil and 7S8 and
between 700 und 764 to the centre of
said Lot 754 thenoe north to the City
Also for continuing the Cedar Cottage
Road,from where already built, 6 chains
northernly from the Electric Railway
track between District Lot 762 and 758.
And for making about 14 chains of
the Road numbered E on the plan of
tbe Wood estate from the northside
of Mr. Cluxton's forge on Centre Road
near Emit-no Bridge to Block 82.
And for taking out Stumps and
Logs and grading the Ferris joad from
Mr. Ferris' corner stake to the Victoria
Further particulars and specifications
can be seen at the Hall.
The lowest or any tender not necessarily accepted.
William (i. WALKER,  C. M. C.
Municip.il Hall, April 26, 1904.
^FsAQ ~*&<m*Af
What The Earth Produces.
The earth has nourished as through an.
known ages of human eristence, Ia It not
true that the earth supplies ni with everything that we really require for existence ?
Have you ever thought that it Is probable
tbat the earth supplies tu with.the means
to keep our bodily vigor, our health, if we
only knew it? The animals know by in.
allnct what is good for them and will search
until they find in some plant what they
need for correcting indigestion or constipation, etc. Is It, therefore, not possible that
there are roots and herbs supplied by nature
which will cun the diseases that afflict
human kind? That ia why Dr. Fierce, of
Buffalo, N. Y., has aucb faith in his -Medical Discovery." Years ego, when he was
Id general and active practice, he found
that a combination of certain herbs and
roots made into an alterative extract, without the nae of alcohol, would always put
the stoma"h Into a healthy condition, nourish the tissues, feed the blood and nerves
aad put healthy tone into the whole
Dr. Pierce's Golden Medical Discovery
restores tbe lost flesh by curing diseases of
tha stomach and other organs of digestion
"               rfict di-
eation and assimilation of"food from which
sad nutrition and enabling the
leak and strength are made.
"1 was all run down, Tery nervous, and suffered terribly from stomach trouble, which tba
doctors pronounced l-dig-stlou," write, Mrs.
Wm. Moray, of Msrshsll. Mick. "I deetored
for a year without permanent relief. Was advised ny a friend to try Dr. Pierce's Golae- Medical Discovery, and altar the use of air* bottles
1 —as cured. 1 can heartily recommend tbe
'Oolden Medical Discovery' to any on. suffering from stomacb trmibla. My husband waa
also grsatly beacitcd by Its use.''
To gain knowledge of your own body—ia
aicknesa and health—send for the People's
Common Sense Medical Adviser. A book
of 1008 pagea. Send 31 cents in stamp* for
paper ■ covered, or, 50 stamps fnr cloth-
bound copy. Addrcsa Dr. K. V. Pierce, 66a
Main Bluet, Buffalo, M..Y.
A BY-LAW TO RAISE, by way ot debenture., tho sum of tlOO.OOO.00 to be paid
to tha Vancouver General Hospital, or
by way of an aid to the building fund.
WHEREAS, It la deemed expedient In
th* inter _«ts of tha City that the sum ot
$100,000.0. or the proceed* ot the sal* of de
bontures to the amount of 11-0,000.00, after
deducting costs, discounts, and charges
on such sale, should be paid as a subsidy
or aid to tha Vancouver General Hospital tor the purposes of erecting building*
to be used as a hospital In the City of
Vancouver of a value ot at least two
hundred thousand dollar*;
AND WHEREAS, It I* necessary tor
the purposes aforesaid that th* City
should rata* by way ot debenture* a loan
ot MOO.OOO.OO, repayable on the 20th day
of May, 1M4, with Interest In th* mean
time payable half-yearly at tha rat* of
4 per cent, per annum—such loan, when
raised, to be applied for tho purposes
AND WHEREAS, for the payment of
the said debenturea when due, and for the
interest theron during the currency of the
said debentures. It will toe necessary to
raise and levy each year the sum of
AND WHEREA8, for th* payment of
tke debt when due, lt will be noceesary
to raise and levy In each year th* sum of
$1,182.7-, by special rate aufftclent there-
tor, in each year on all the ratable
property of the City of Vancouver;
AND WHEREAS, for the payment of
the interest on the debt during the currency ot the said debenturea, It will be
necessary to raise and levy In each year
the sum of t.,000, by special rate sufficient therefor on all th* ratable property of the City of Vancouver;
AND WHEREAS, the amount of the
whole ratable property of the City of
Vancouver, according to the last revised
assessment roll, Is 1-1,936,6!-..
AND WHEREAS, tke total amount of
the existing debenture debt of the City
ls __._60._61.-X>, Irrespective of the dobts
incurred tor local Improvements, of which
none of the  principal  or  Interest 1* in
NOW. THEREFORE, th* Mayor and
Council of tbe Ctty of Vancouver, In
open meeting assembled, enacts at follows:
1. For Ihe purpose of erecting buildings to be used for hospital purposes. It
shall be lawful for tha Mayor of the City
ot Vancouver to raise, and he Is hereby
authorized to raise by way ot loan from
any person, persons, or corporation who
may be willing to advance the same on
the credit of the debentures hereinbefore
mentioned, a sum not exceeding In the
whole the aura of 1100,000, and cause the
eame to be paid into the bands of th*
Treasurer of the said City for the pur
poses aforesaid and with the objects here.
Inbefore recited.
_L It shall be lawful for the Mayor to
cause any number of debentures to be
made out, each for such sum of money
not less than one hundred dollars (.100),
or an equivalent expressed In pounds
sterling of the United Kingdom of Great
Britain and Ireland, at the value of 8t.8-
to the pound sterling, a* may be required,
and all debentures shall be sealed with
the seal of the City of Vancouver and
signed by the Mayor, and counter-signed
by the Treasurer of the said City.
3. The said debenture* shell be made
Payable within forty years from the date
hereinafter mentioned for thl* by-law to
elector* entitled to STrte on money bylaw* In manner pre«erlb*d by th* Vancouver Incorporation Act, 1800, and
Amending Act, MM. .
ie. Tbi* By-law, if passed, shall eome
Into force and take *f_*ct on th* _Mh
day ot M«y. A. D., U04
TAKE NOTICJB that Ihe above 1* a true
copy of a proposed By-law whioh baa
been taken Into consideration, aad wblcb
will be finally passed by the Oouucll in
th* event of th* .assent of the electors
being obtained thereto, sitter one month
from Uw first pub-Ipa-iO-. in the Mount
Pleasant "Adwic%M^"._-h*' data of which
tint publication, wa* Vb_* add day of April,
A ->.. WA aa*,$4r$'.',*«*'- °< th"
elector* of the said.. Corporation will be
taken thereon on Satttrda^.; the 1th day
ot May. A. D. 180., betwee'ti the hour* ot
» o'clook lu th* morning *nd-T»>o'1clock
la th* evening of the foApw.ua places:
WARD 1—At the old School House on
Burrard Street.   _,,
WARD -^-Arthe Opera H<*»*. on Oran
vllle Street..       _.''".. "   -'■
WARD t-At th* old c>ty Hall, oa -**'**/>
Ml Stroet,. .,_.' . . v **       "*   ■* '
WARP t-At the new city Hall, on
Westminster Avenue
WARD -fr-At th* lire Hall, Ninth Avenue, Mount Pleasant.
WARD t~At'the'Flre Hall, Granvlll*
Street, Fair*.**.
THOS, F. McOUIOAN. City Clerk.
Vancouver, April tnd, 1804.
NOW. THEREFORE, the Merer and
Council of th* City of Vancouver, la open
meeting assembled, enact* aa follows:
1. For the purpo** of street Improvement*, it ahall be lawful for tke Mayor
of the City of Vancouver to raise, and he
ts hereby authorised to raise by way
of loan from any person, persona or corporation who may b* willing to advance
the same on the. credit of the debentures
hereinbefore mentioned, a eum not exceeding In th* whole the sum of 1100,000,
and cause tb* same to be paid Into tbe
hand* ef the Treasurer ot the aaid City
for th* purposes aforesaid and with th*
object* hereinbefore  recited.
2. It shall be,; lawful for the Mayor to
eauae any nlumbar. of debentures to be
made out, eacl^ tor such sum of money
not less than yy> trondred dollar* (ll-O) or
an equivalent e^pjesied in pound* st*r-
j ling of the "Jnlted kingdom of Great
Britain aad Ireland/at tb* value of »«■»»
to the pound iterUag, aa may be required,
and all debentures Shall be sealed with
tke seal of th* City of Vancouver aad
signed by the Mayor aad countersigned
by the Treasurer or the aaid City.
3. The said debentures shall be made
payable within forty, yssro. frpja the date
hereinafter mentioned for this by-law to
tak* effeet, at such bank In the City ott**1* •««ct. »* »«* ■•*»* "> «*• «** •*
Vancouver, or at such bank In th* City
of London, England, a* tbe Council may
by resolution direct
4. The said debentures ahall have coupon* attached tor th* payment ot th* in
tercet at 4 per cent per annum on the
amount of the debenture*, and shall be
payable half-yearly on the Mth day "of
November, and the 20th day of May In
each and *v*ry year.
6. A speoial rate on th* dollar shall b*
raised and levied annually In. *ech year
In addition to all other rata* on all th*
ratable property of th* City, sufficient
to pay Intereat on ths debt hw*by created
during the currency of th* said debentures, and to provide 'for the payment of
the said debt when due.
t: The sum of M.00O shall be raised and
levied annually. In each and every year,
erty of th* City of Vancouver for the
payment of the intereat on the amount
of the said debt hereby created durln.
the currency of tb* ssld debt.
7. The sum of JVM.73 shall be raised
and levied annually In each and every
year, by special rate, on all the ratable
property of the City ot Vancouver for the
payment of the debt hereby created whan
8. It shall be lawful for tha Corporation, from time to time, to repurchase
any of the said debentures, at such price
or price* a* may be mutually agreed
up.n, and all debentures so repurchased
aboil forthwith he cancelled, and no re-
Issue of any debenture or debentaree ahall
be made In consequence of such repurchase.
a. This By-law shall, before Ih* final
pausing thereof, receive the assent of the
City ct  Vancouver.
A BT-LAT to raise by way of d*b«t
ure* the eum of. IJI&oijfcfO fer street improvement puifreeeji, .
WHEREAS, lt lp deemed expedient In
the Interests of:,t-__>.fiity that th* sua ot
rioo.COO.OO be raised for street Improvement purposes;     )t,
AMD WHEREAS, It I* necessary for
th* purpose* aforesaid that tb* City
should raise by way of debentures a loan
of 1100,000.00, repayable on' the toth day of
May, 1844, with lnter**t ta the meantime
payable half-yearly at the rate of 4 per
cent per annum, such loan, when raised,
to be applied for the purposes aforesaid
AND WHEREAS, tor the payment of
the said debenture* when due. and for
th* Interest thereon during the currency
of the said debentures. It will be necessary to raise and levy each year the sum
of 15,182.73. ^AjT
AND WHEREAS, for the payment of
the debt when due, lt will be necessary
to raise and lev>; In each year tbe sum
of Jl,182.73 by special rate sufficient there-
for In each year .on ah the ratable prop,
erty of the City pf Vancouver; '
AND WHEREAS, for the payment of
the intereat on the debt during the currency of the said debentures, it will be
necessary to raise sad levy In each year
the sum of HeW by special rate sufficient
therefor on all the ratable property of
the- City of Vancouver;.
AND WHEREAS.' the amount of the
whole ratable property, of the City Of
Vancouver, according to the last revised
assessment rill, ir, |2_,93_,83i.
AND WHEREAS, the total amount of
the existing debenture debt of the City
is 12,8-0,951.20, Irrespective of debt* in
curred for local Improvement*, ef which
none of the principal or Intereat I* ta
Vancouver, or at auch bank In the City
of London. England, aa th* Council may
by nxtoiution direct.
4. 'S^r* s»|d oebanture* akall,hav* coupons ail ached toy th* payment of th*
Intarwt at i per cent per annum, on th*
amount of til* debenture*, and ahall be
payable half-yearly on* th* JOth day of
November e.nd th* Mth day of May In
each and every year.'-'"        -
t. A. epuclal. rate on the dollar eball
b* raised aad levied annually ta each
year in addition to all other ratm en all
the. ratable* property ef the City, cut-
ficlent to pay Interest on th* debt hereby created, during the currency et the
said debentures. and to provide tor the
payment c^.th*. said debt when due.
«. Tb* fasfM J4.00O shall b. raised and
levied «-_b, yi*r %y spiel*! rate on all
by special rat*, on all th* rata]-.* prwt*|.*b« rat»l_\*. property of tb* Oity of Van-
couver. fct.,tb.e paymiat ot the Interest
on tke amount of the sold debt hereby
created during the currency of the eald
debt. .....
1. Tb* sum of tl.lM.7j ahall b* raised
and levied annually in each and every
year by spoclat rat* on all th* ratable
prorarty"of the City of Vancouver for tha
payment of the .debt hereby created whan
due. ,
k It (ball be lawful fer the Corpon-Mea
from time to tim* to repurchase say of
the said debentures, at auch pride or
price* ea.may be mutually agreed upon,
and all atbenturee ee repurchased shall
forthwith be cancelled, and ao re-i**u*
uf any dtbentur* or debentures shall b*
mad* ln-eonsequenoe of euoh repurchase.
9. This By-law shall, "before the final
passing thereof, receive the assent of the
electors snUtted  to vol* on  money   by
laws iii manner'prescribed by. the Vancouver Incorporation Act, ltoo, . and
Amending Act, 1904. ...
10. This By-law, it passed, shall oome
into foroe and tak* effect on tke 8Kb
day ot May, A. D. uot.
TAKE NOTICE that tbe above Is a
true oopy of a proposed By-law which
ha* been taken Into consideration, and
which wilt be finally passed by the Council In tbe event of the assent of th*
elector* being obtained thereto, after one
month from the first publication in the
Mount Pleasant "Advocate," th* date of
which first publication was the ind day
of April, AD. uot, and that th* votes
of the electors of the said Corporation
will be taken thereon on Saturday, thp
7th day of May, A. D. 1104, between tbe
hour* of 9 o'clock in the morning and
7 o'clook ta the evening at the following
polling places:
WARD 1—At th* old School House en
Burred Street.
WARD _—At the Opera House, on Granville Streot.
WARD S-At the old City Hall, on Powell Street.
WARD 4-At th* new Ctty Hall, en
W**tmln*t*r Av*nue.
WARD fr-At th* Fir* Hall, Ninth Avenue, Mount Pleasant,
.WARD 6-At the Fire Hall. Granville
Street, Fairview.
THOS. F. McOUIOAN, City Clerk.
Vancouver, April 2nd, MM.
Oity of Vancouver.
TAKE NOTICE that a By-law is in-
to-ided to be passed by the City Council
for levying a frontage rate to pay for the
block paving to be constructed on
Pender Street from Eurrard to Abbott
Street and that a statement showing the
lands liable to pay the said rate and the
names of the owners thereof, so far as
they can be ascertained from the last
revised assessment roll, is now filed in
the office of the City Clerk, and is open
for inspection during office hours. The
estimated cost of the work is 138,081.00,
of which $7,677.00 is to be provided ont
of the general funds of the Oity. A
Court of Revision will be held on May
80th 1804, at 9 p in., at the City Hall,
for the purpose of hearing complaints
against the proposed assessment or
accuracy of the frontage measurement
or any otber complaint whioh persons
interested may desire to make, and
which is by law cognisable by tho Court.
April 89th, 1904.
TAKE NOTICE that a By-law is in
tended to be passed by the City Council
for levying a frontage rate to pay for
the Concreting, Grading, etc., to be constructed on Pender Street from Burrard
to Abbott Street and that a statement
showing tbe lands liable to pay the said
rate and the names of the owners
thereof, so far as they can be ascertained
from the last revised assessment roll, is
now filed in the office of the Oity Clc-k,
and is open for inspection during office
hours. The estimated oost of the work
is »80,400.92, of which $10,646.48 is to
be provided out of the general funds Of
the City. A Court of Revision will be
held on May 80th 1904, at 9 p. nt, at the
Oily Hall, for tbe purpose of hearing
complaints against the proposed assessment or aoouraoy of the frontage
measurement or any otber complaint
which persons interested may desire to
make, and which is by law cognizable
by the Court.
April 29th, 1904.
City ot Vancouver.
SEALED TENDERS will be received
at the office of the undersigned on or
before Thursday May 6th 1904, at
4 p. nt, for the Portland Cement required for the year 1904.
Specifications may be seen at the
office of the City Engineer.
A deposit of $100.00 to accompany
each tender.
The lowest or any tender not necessarily accepted.
Vancouver, B. 0., April 26th, 1904.
Voters' List.
FOR 1004.     ■.
PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given
that the Voters' List for the City of
Vancouver for A. D. 1904 has been
completed, and shall remain in my
office until the 1st of September, 1904,
for examination by all concerned
Any person who shall claim to be
added to said Voters" list, or any
Elector who shall desire to have any
name erased therefrom shall prefer his
or her request in writing, signed with
his cr her name, stating the Ward to
wbieh he or she belongs, and shall deliver or oaute the same to be delivered
to me within the time hereinbeforo
Vancouver, B. 0., April l!_tli, 1904.
The new Massey-Harris bioyole fitted
with a Morrow Cloastnr Brake and
Cushion Frame has many friends outside its native land. In Canada it holds
tho premier position and ths nniqne distinction of having directly caused tho
revival of wheeling. This year with its
many now Improvements wefortell that
it will further stimulate .Mb splendid
firrru of mitim.. For «i_)u by AV. J
Auuaud, "i-iu,. End Cyclcry," 148
Hastings street, east.
Negligee Shirts.
"THIS was always a rattling
" good Shirt Stole. We always
•old the best Shirt* that human
skill could produce.
We are doing jnst tbat today,
and oar selection of styles, pat*
terns aad prices ia wider.
Everything new in Madras, and
French Percale.
White Negligees with faint stripes
or figures are the popular styles,
and some very fine Negligees an all white. Wear them
with white collar and cuffs, and
yon look dressed-up while yon
feel loose and comfortable.
Some as low at 76c, as high as
$1.76, and at $1.60 we sell a
splendid English Oxford Negligee
that will wear till y«t are tired
looking at it.
Boys' Negligees 7So and $1.00.
A. E. LEES & CO.,
The Best   Health
FOOU in the market is
Muir's Wholewheat
Try it.
Mt. Pleasant Bakery
Por Pleasure or Profit
Consult Nelson's Seed Catalogue.
Free for the asking.
Sm Collection
No. 1.11 pkgs., Vegetable Seeds for 86c
"  J, 10    "    Flower "     "   86o
"  8,19    "    Mixed "     "   26c
"   4,84    "     Vegetable     "     "   50c
"   6,20    "    Flower "     "   60c
Big Family Collection $1.00
Nelson's   Big  Dollar   Flower   Seed
Collection,   84   packages,    tor   $1.00
Nelson^ Drug &
Seed Stores
Corner Robson and Granville Streets,
and 686 Hastings Street.
tJ Which Meet on fit. Pleasant
I. O. O. F.
Mt. l'loaaaut Lodge No. 19 meets every
Tuesday at 8 p. m , in Oddfellows Half
Archer Block, Mt. Pleasant.
Sojourning brethren cordially invited
to attend.
Noble Grand—W. R. Owens,
2781 Weatmlntter road
Rscordino S-tcRftTAitY—J. Paxman,
182 DuSerin atreet, west.
I. O. F.
Court Vanoouver 1828, Independent
Order of Foresters meets 2d and 4th
Mondays of each month at 8 p. m.
Visiting brethren always welcome.
OHiEr RANGER—W. G. Ttvylor,
227 Keeler street, City.
Recording Secretary—W. H. DeBou,
578 Tenth avenue, east.
Financial Secretary—M. J. Orehan,
S14 Princeis street, City. Telephone
Alexandra Hive No. 7, holds regular
Review 1st and 3d Fridays of each
month in I. O. O. F„ Hall corner Westminster nnd Seveuth avenues.
Visiting Ladies always welcome.
Lady Commander—Mrs. Fitch.
Lady Record Keeper—Mrs.   Mary   A.
Foote, 889 Ninth avenne, east.
Vancouver Conncil, No. 911a, meets
every 2d and 4th Thursdays of each
month, in I O. O. F., Hall, corner
Seventh and Westminster avouues.
Scdourning  Friends always welcome.
W. P. Flewelling, Chief Councillor.
Miss A. Chambers, Recorder,
2228 Weitmln.ter avenue.  Tel. 760.
For  local news snbacribe    for THE
ADVOCATE only $1 for 13 months.
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to the SHIP MFO., CO.
Corner of Georgia and Hornby streets.
Tel. 882. Photos Enlarged.
Palace Stables.
Pender St. Telephone At SIS
J. J. SPARROW, Proprietor.
Jack's -^"W
Westminster Ave., next Glasgow House
John Gillman, Proprietor.
Three Chairs, and a first-class Bath
Room is run in connection with  the.<
Barber Shop—give this place a trial.
Jas. Carnahan.
Orders promptly attended to,  night  er
day.  Charges moderate.
Office: 37 Hastings street, west,
Telephone Number 479.
If yon want a
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"Let the dead past bury its dead."
And its inconveniences.
The Convenient Light is the
Electric Light
You have simply to touch the button and yonr office and room is brilliantly
lighted, falling over chain; no matches; no unoleanliness; no danger.
Electric lights can be made portable, so that you can hang them over yonr
dresser or shaving mirror, at the head of yonr bed, etc, and any desired
candle-power may be obtained.
It is a Beautifying Light
Under its clear rays, faces and objects do not hayo that pallid, dull appearance that is oansed by other lights; on the contrary, it shows off everything to the best advantage. As musio adds to tho beanty of a voice, so
does tbe electric light enhance the beauty of a face, the brightness of
smile and the sparkle of the eyes.
IT HAS NO FLAME—it emits no unhealthy fumes—it consumes on
oxygen and does not vitiate the air—therefore it does not cause oi aggravate asthma or other pulmonary diseases. It does not leak, ignite or
explode. It will not kill plants or ruin wallpaper or furnishings. It is
everything that is best as a light. Up-to-date establishments and people
of rtflunmont use It. .       ;
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