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 ;i Blood purifiers.
-Every person should take a Blood Purifier
in the Springtime.
Flint's Sasaparilla with Iodide of!
Potash, is the most reliable.
For sale by
The McDowell, Atkins,!
Watson Co., Ld.
-Burritt'Block, Mount Pleasant.!
Full Line of liowney's Ohocolmes,
Mt. Pleas
■$1 per year, Six Months 50c, Three flo-it-is 25c,  Single Copy 5c.
Devoted to the interests af    Mt. Pleasant, Central Park, South Vancouver.
g The Arcade or Granville Street
iFor Light Lunch
X Fresh Oysters, just iu.   Baked Apples—like home—
a with lure Croam.   Gonuine Boston Baked .Beans
© Open from ,7:86 a. m., to 12-p. m.
X Sunday from 9 a. m.   to  18 p. m
Established April 8, 1800;   Whole Number 264.
riOUNT   PLEASANT,   VANCOUVER,    B.   C,    SATURDAY   May 7. 1004.
Sixth  Year, Vol. 6, No. 4.
The McCuaig Auotion aud Commission Co., Ltd., next to Caruoige Library,
Hastings street, buy Furniture for Cash,
Conduct Auction Sales und haudlu
Bankrupt Stocks of ivory description.
Satisfaction guaranteed.   Phone 1070.
. tEhe first Junior Lacrosse Match of
the season on Mt. FleaBaut will take
place Tuesday evening next • ou the
.School Grounds.
Mr. I. Trudgeou of Ninth avenue autl
Bridge stroet, was stricken with
apoplexy ou Wednesday, and is ..ported
to*e Ori.ieall.V ill as "Tho Advocato"
goes to press.
• :  ._.	
: -Ring up 1726 for all kinds of Mill
■Wood, [14 inches long], the Urquhart
Lumber Oo.'s Wood Yard, Cambio
Street Bridge.   Gray & Higgiuson.
- '-Rev. P. H. McEwen, Superintendent
■of Baptist Missions iu B. 0., will preach
at both services iu the Mt. Pleasant
Baptist Church-on Suuday. The Choir
will render special music.
'There was a largely attended and,
succ-ssful tea at the Blackburn House
on Tuesday afternoon and evening,
given by-Mrs Blackburn iu the interest
*f the L. 0 T. M.
. Mr. Ai J. McKinnou has added an
Ice Cream Parlor to his Candy Store in
,tbe JJurritt Block, next to the Postofnce,
Westminster avenue.
Jit. Pleasant Lodge No. 1!), I.O.O.F.,
Will give a boueiit diiuco iu Mason's
Hall on Thursday May 18th. All who
ton conveniently do so should make a
point of attending this function and
yyus contribute to 11 good cause.
Mrs. Lindsay of Sixth avenue, was
taken vory ill in Victoria where she
has been visiting hor sou and daughter.
JMisa M. Lindsay went to her mother iu
answer to a telegram received Wednesday.
Take your best  girl  to MeKiiinon's
-£br Ice Cream:
" Miss Bessie Johnson eutertained the
T.P. S. C E.,of Mt. P)ea»ii. Presby-
..torian Church ut thu home of her
-mother, Mrs. M. Johnson, Fifth avenue,
on Friday evening last. A very enjoyable time was passed with various
Mirt. W. W. Merkley has received her
jsti stock of Spring DreBS Goods.
"douses, Hosiery, Ribbons, Veiling aud Fancy Neckwear. Ladios'
jpd Children's Hats, very stylish. At
'living prices. Remember the place:
Merkley's, Burritt Block, Westminster
' :The Dr. A. Reed Cushion Sole Shoes.
Easiest shoe ever produced. Tho best
4hoe ever made,for hot, cold, dump or
(lulling feet. A great help to one's
nerves.   Call uud inspect tiieui.
R. MILLS, 18 Cordova street and
640 Granville street.
Rev. 0. H. M Sutherland of Mt.
Pleasant Methodist Churoh, will preach
Sunday morning ou "Tho Departed Still
SVith Us." The evening service will be
under the auspices of the Kpworth
League, wlieu ihe pastor will preach a
Kflruion especially to those Blurting tho
climb of lifo,  subject:   "Ladder Cliinb-
' a*he third annual dance of the Maple
Leaf Lacrosse Club given in Mason's
Hall on Thursday evening wns well
•attended, aud was a most enjoyable
affair throughout. The hall wus gaily
decorated, and Grcou's orchestra fnru-
ished • tho music. Refreshments were
served about midnight. Tlie manage.
wont committe', consisted of Messrs. J.
Moi'iui. W Chase. H. Duiioun, II.
Saeret, W. Douahue, E Hatch.
- • Dry Feet always give a man comfort
Mahy complaints have thoir origin iu
■wo—Hug poor shoes during the winter
months hi British Columbia. Why
take chances!1 We invite you to call
apd see our Wiutor Shoes—uouo better.
JR. JatiljBi 18 Cordova street and 540
Granville street.
persons having Friends or knowing of
■r Slronacrs visiting on Mi. Pleasant
will confer a greet favor bv Informing
The Advocate.
Tlio Mt. Pleasant "Advocate" ou sale
at, all the Newsdealers iu the city.
Madame Rosinii Burke, one of "Vancouver's leading sopranos, left for Boston, Mass., for a three months course in
tlie Conservatory of Music.
The very best lee Cream made at A. J.
Mr. J. B, Rannii', Trnfllc Manager
B. 0. E. Ry., Co,, loft Wednesday for
"We aro having Second Bench put in
flue shape for tho summer," said Park
Commission A. E. Lees. "Those who
wish to do so, will be allowed to build
Arcs to make tea. The water pipes have
been hud to the beach, a great convenience ; batli houses are being built, and
the road improved to this favorite spot
with Vauconverites."
His Worship Mayor W. J. McGuigan
attended a meeting of the B. C. Medical
Association at Victoria, this week.
Miss Mtiggio Doherty, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. I. W. Doherty, Quebec
street, lias been appointed Stenographer
in the Registrar's Office.
PULL SET $10.00, Crowns $7.00
Bridge Work, per tooth $7.00,
Plates, special, $ 10.00, Silver Pills 75c,
Cement Pitls 50c, Platinum Fills $ L
147 Hastings St., E.vTTr
Opposite the Carnegie Library.       Telephone 1568.
Office Hours: 8 a. m., to I) p. lu.;   Sundays !111. 111., to 2 p. m.
Big Lot of   Ashcroft Potatoes,
Nice Catsup 10c 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
.Central Jleat flarket
Cor. Ninth Ave., & Westminster Rd.   Telephone 954.
Wholesale and Retail
Dealers iu all kinds of Fresh nud Salt Meats.    Fresh Vegetables always
ou baud.   Orders solicited from all parts of Mount Pleasant aud Fairview.
Prompt Delivery.
Woodrow & Williams.
Frank Trimble,
-Mr. G. Lnughtou and family, have
niovod into his now dwelling recently
tpnrpleted on Sixteenth avcmio, just
'east of Westminster avenuo.
y.  .- ■ •°'—"-
- _Mr. Caldwell, bookkeeper for "News-
Advertiser," is having'a outtiiKO built
OJB-Siiteeuth, a short distance cast of
Westminster avenue.
Mr. .J.   Colville  is   building   D, now
residence   corner    of    Manitoba and
Eighth 11 venue.
New Stock of
Lowest Prices.
Tea & Coffee
at Lowest Prices.
Goods delivered to any part of tho city
at auy hour of day.
Comer of   Slxtii   and   Wkst.missikk
avenues, Mr. Pleasant.
0. 0. 0. V., "OPEN MBBTING."
Vancouver Council No. ^1 In, Oiinn-
adian Order of Chasou Friends, will
hold an "open" meeting on Thursday
evening Mny 12th. All members
nre requested to attend and bring a
friend. Auy members of the Order
visiting or living iu Vancouver are
cordially invited to attend and will be
made welcome. Oddfellows' Hall, corner
Seventh and Westminster avenues. A
musical program will bo given and
refreshments served, thou othor auiiisc-
Mr. W. D. Muir was robbed of *!100 00
on Tuesday by J. F. Muir, who had
been working for him at times as driver
during the past two years. It will be
remembered Mr. Muir had $260.00 stolen
during the winter, from his safe. At tho
time no suspicion of auy particular person was oiitertniued, though J F.
Muir was then iri Mr. W. D. Muir's
employ. Shortly nfter the first robbery
J, F. Muir weut over to Seattle and was
married. Ou Tuesday noon. Mr. J.
Foster and Mr. W. D. Muir left the
office, and tho cosh drawer of the safe
containing tho #800 wns left on Mr.
Muir's desk. Mr. Muir mot the driver
J. F. Muir a few yards from the store,
spoke to him regarding .some mail. The
man seeing only a youth about sixteen
in the store passed Into the office, took
the drawer and money, aud proceaded
to his home on Princess street; later
with his wife left ou tho train for tlie
East. Tho police being notified, at onco
wired to have Muir andhis wifo stopped ni Kaulloops, which wus done and
Muir was arrested Wednesday night.
Thursday morning Mr, W. D. Muir
received a telegram sliding that tho
man had confessed, and telling where
lio would liud the empty cash drawer.
It was 11 grout surprise to the proprietor to
learn a niiiu ho hud trusted hud robbed
him. Though bearing the same name
the driver is uo relativo of Mr. W. D.
How About Your
Spring Hardware?
Lawn Mowers, any make, si/.o or prico.  '   Garden  Tools,      Shovels,
Rubber  Hose,      Lawn  Sprinklers   and   Sprays,       Wheclburrows,
Spades,       Poultry Netting,  from   '^-in. to 2-in.  meshes,  all widths.
SAT" Always a full lino of Paints and Varnishes.
J. A.   P L E T T,
•      W. R. OWENS, Manager.
Value in
Fine Ontario Maple Syrup
40c a quart or $1.50 per gallon.   We bought this
direct fronl  Ontario  and  can  guarantee  it pure.
New Evaporated Fruits
Prunes, 5-lbs for 25c, Best Figs 3-lbs for 25c,
Best Peaches,  2-ibs for  25c.
We expect a carload of Genuine Ashcroft Potatoes next week
H. O. Lee,
2425  Westminster Ave.
.'Phone  322
«~*- _-_. -m  „    /j~» ,_  _,  . m _    A visit to our Dress Goods De-f
BJt^e^S   vbSOOSSS   Purtment this week will mean a
big saving to you.   We have
placed many lines on sale at greatly reduced prices.
Suitings, 44-in. in fancy flako effects, in cardinal,  sky,  royal brown,
olive, green and black; regular 660,  sale prico BOo yard
Lustres in cream and white; Special at Hoc and 50c yard
"        " dark and light groy ; regular 50c, sale price 85c yard
Black Lustre at special reduction oV for 25c; 50c for 40o;  65o for 50c;
75c for GOc yard.
Cnuvas Cloth. 44-iu., in corn, cream, grey, purple and dark green ;
regular 25c, sale prico 50o yard.
4 A. ROSS & CO., 28 Cordova St. i
Mr. and Mrs. N. S. Hoffar entertained
a number of frieudii nt their home on
.Thursday evening.
Ilairciressing Parlor is tho place lo go
when Ihe Spring Cleaning is over us
the cuticle of the bunds, face nnd scalp
gets full of dusl aud dirt, which no
Ordinary wash will remove.
I-lnirdressuig, Bhampoolug, Manicuring, Paolo) .Message nud Electrical
Scalp Truetuuint. for the hair.
Warts, Moles aud Superfluous Hnir
removed by electricity. Try Orange
Flower Oi'i'inn toprcvontSnu-buru, Tan
Madame Huut'iiljEYH, oHD Granville
Tho City  Grocery   delivers  grocer cu
javary day on Mt. Pleasuut;    phono 'J8t>.
The Advocate Is the br'Bt adveftigliig
iiiliIitun where it circulates.  Tel, 31406
MUSIC, 54 Eleventh avonue. For the
benefit of adult pupils, the ."IoDouald
Smith system of technique from "Bruin
to Key-board," is employed. For tortus
address as above.
Central Park.
Central Park, Mny 5, 11104.
A very enjoyable time was spoilt liy
the Social (.'lab al tlie homo of Mrs. W.
P. Drown on. Wednesday evening.
Mr. and Mrs. Birmingham have.
niovod into their new residence on tho
Westminster road.
Miss M. Dykes nnd Miss L. May, of
Niiuainio, visited friends hero this week
Tho Lnilies' Aid of the Methodist
Chnroh have decided to have 11 Ten
Milling and Eutortainmoul OU the evening pf Ihe |l4th iust.
you o{ the number of Spring Suits we hnvo sold so far this
season, the figures are so pleasing. So nro the garments Every day
now arrivals add lu the attrnetiveuoss of stock.
See Our $15 Suit
We're not advertising $15.00 Suits for mere effect. We're after business and we're prepared to make it worth your while to buy your
Snit today. Those prices are for Suits that are equal in stylo to best
made-to-order garment in Canada at double the price. Wo want you
to compare oue of our $15.00 Suits with your $80.00 Suit—it means
business for ns.
333 Hastings St. Vancouver, B. C.
Mail   Orders   promptly   attended    to.    Scll'-mciisiiremcnt  Blanks and
Samples scut  on application.
For Sale By
W. J. Annand, Agent.
146 Hastings Street, East.        Tel.  12S5.
Fine Oatmeal Soap 10 cakes for 25c.     Call at once
and procure a supply.-
Headquarters for Staple and Fancy Groceries.
Tel. 286. Westminster A ve. & Princess Street.
Oooooooooo cicccocccco occoo i
is tho timo to got that 9
Dinner Set
you havo been waiting
so loug for, or that
Toilet Set
for the room yonr friend
from tho Hast is going
to occupy,
while our great
SALE is on.
Everything in Crockery,
Enameled, Iron, Glassware, nud Woodeuware.
Call and see our stock
uud prices whether you
intend buying or not.
Wo deliver to Mount
Pleasant    twice    daily.
H.D. Hyndman
Successor to tho
4 3 8   Westminster   Avenue
\ Telephone -ill
Opened Wednesday, three
eases of the very latest styles
in the above goods New
Materials, Now Trimmings,
and at prices that will commend them to all,
A splendid White Lawu
Blouse, nicely trimmed, art
$1 and in the better goods
WO have a splendid range.'
Our showing of China Silk
Waists can not lie equalled in
the city. Prices from $3.SO
to $10
N E C K W E A R-Soc <_ur
special lino at ZBo. They
are new nud every oue
worth 60c.
303 Hastings street.
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^     THE
*=     BEER
£*: With
T Out
It: a
_t- Peer.
Brewed right here in Vancouver by men ^
of years and years and years experience, E^
and a brewery whose plant is the most _—
perfect known to the Art of Brewing. Is ^
^ it any wonder that  it  has   taken a place i_$
°~~ in   the hearts  of   the  people  which   uo other beer
£: can supplant ?    Doz., quarts $2.   Doz., pints  $|.     ^
J Vancouver Breweries, Ltd. *
fe Vancouver, B. C.       Tel. 429 -3'
g- For Sale tit all first-class Saloons, Liquor Stores and Hotel"    _«
•*"" or delivered to your houso. -*
7. tototototototototo to to to to to to to K
McTaqgart & Moscrop ...
d ins in |iSPECIALHA..f-i>.>!Ce
We hive filled one of onr windows
wilh a most comprehensive ussort-
inciil of the beautiful Sterling
Depcsitwaro and will sell every
piece in thoro at half-price.
Von simply  jusl    pay  us exactly
half of  the  marked  prices—figure
it out for yourself if you care to.
'I ho reason of this sale is Simple.
Mr Troreyts sanding us oloug   a
lot of goods from Kjrope.
1*08 1 Corner Hasriufl aud I Iranyl Is si-.
Royal Crown Soap Wrappers g official WatoiiiuspeotorO.p.*.
Return IS Royal Crown Soap Wrappi I
and .we will send free your choice of II11    .  =
pictures.    Or for .ii wrappers choice. „f ' r*>«.*%***^ •Vw%^*%* t*J
150 books.   Bonks mid  picture lists oil IJ 'tf
application. M ^r    • at
The Royal Soap \ IVlUg' S
34'. Carrall St.,      Vancouver,. B.C.
Tetnplelon lllock.
Lawn Grass Seeds I
Clover and Timothy S eds,
Pratt's Poultry and Animal Foods.
I   I,.'-  I.ire  Killer. !(
Holly Chick Food,   Bi eh eraps, Eu-.
SI/piTH Corner    NIMH nvi-nu.   A
.   rVt^l I  I I   WIIST.MIN:-.. it ll'IAH.
Telephone   1087.
Co., Limited,
VANroiivr.R, o.r.
Over 800 Varieties to choose from The
largestcolleotioo In lliiii'-li Columbia,
Price li-t li"-. '€
Note- Sm el Cars pass trlj place.
Mt. Pleasant.
yVallnapCr, ' "ll '-'nc l;t  Fancy and Staple
Paperhanging, 'GROCERIES
Painting and Kalaomminfj.
At  LESS   Than   Down-town   Prices. Prices to compare with any.
Ninth & Westminster aves.   Tn].B1670]  Cor   W. <■ ,••.;■-   ,.  Dufferin. st.
E. II. Peace,  Proprietor.
ChaS.   Keeler     If Wholesale    and   -Retail |
& Dealer    m    Meats    of  ■
DAHLIA si'Ki'lAMST. 5 A„   Klndg    Tel,12(,6
;i;ii Westuiinster Ave.     Mt. Pleosxuit.  W
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"No, not at all," he told her. 'But
It's awful; simply awful! I know you
arc a true friend, and thut's some sort
of comfort."
"And always shall be," she gulped.
"You must try not to feel hurt. Vou
know my father is a very peculiar man
and has an awful will, and nobody was
ever so obstinate."
Then Alan's sense of the great Injustice of the thing rose up within him,
and his blood began to boll. "Perhaps
I ought to take my name on* your
card," he said, drawing himself up
slightly. "If he were to hear that 1
talked to you tonight, he might make
lt unpleasant for you."
"If you do, I shall never—never forgive you," she answered In a voice
that shook. There was, too, n glistening in her eyes as lf tears were springing. "Wouldn't that show that you
harbored ill will against me, when I
am so helpless and troubled?"
"Yes, it would, and I shall come
back," he made answer. He rose, for
Hlllhouse, calling loudly over his
shoulder to some one, wns thrusting
his bowed arm down toward her.
"I beg your pardon," I said to Dolly. "I didn't know they had called the
march. We've got some Ice cream hid
out upstairs, and some of us are going
for it   Won't you take some, Bishop**,"
"No, thank you," said Alan, and the;
left him.
look the facts In the face."
"You mean"—
"Thnt lt will bo stupid, childish Idiocy for either or both of you to let
this thing spoil your lives."
"I don't understand you."
"Well, you will before I'm through
with you, aud I'll do you up brown.
Alan treated this with sn Indulgent
smile. He did not dislike Hlllhouse,
but he did not admire him, and he had
never quit* liked his constaut attentions to Miss Barclay. But lt was an
acknowledged fact among the society
girls of Darley thst If a girl refused to
go out with any young man In good j
standing It was not long before she !
was left at homo oftencr thau was
pleasant. Dolly was easily the best
looking girl In tho room—not perhaps
tbe most daintily pretty, but she possessed a beauty whlct strength of
character and Intellect alone could givo
to a face already well featured. Even
her physical beauty alone was of that
texture which gives tho beholder sn
agreeable sense of solidity. She was
well formed, above medium height,
had a beautiful neck and shoulders,
dark gray eyes and abundant golden
brown hair.
"May I see your card?" asked Alan.
"I canio early to secure at least one."
At this Frank Hlllhouse burst out
laughing, and she smiled up at Alan.
"He's been teasing me all evening
about the predicament I'meln," she explained. "The truth ls, I'm not going
to dance at all. Tbe presiding elder
bappeued in town today on his way
through nnd Is at our house. You
know bow bitter he Is against church
members dancing. At first mamma
said I shouldn't come a step, but Mr.
Hiilhousc and I succeeded In getting
up a compromise. I can only look on.
But my friends are having pity on me
und filling my card for what they call
stationary dances."
Alan laughed as he took the card,
which was already almost filled, and
wrote his name lu one of the blank
i-paces. Some one called Hlllhouse
away, and then an awkward silence
fell upon them. For the first time
Alan noticed a worried expression on
her face.
"You have no bnttonhole bouquet,"
she said, noticing his bare lapel.
"That's what you get for not bringing
a girl.   Let me make you one."
"I wish you would." he said thoughtfully, for as sh* began to search among
her flowers for some rosebuds and
leaves he noted again the expression
of countenance that had already pus- |
-Jed him. |
"Since you ore so popular," he went
on, his eyes on her deft fingers, "I'd
better try to make another engage- '
ment. I'd as well confess that I cam*
In town solely to ask you to let me
take you to church tomorrow evening." - j
He saw her start. She raised her
eyes to his almost Imploringly, and
then she looked down. He saw her
breast heave suddenly as with tightened lips she leaned forward to pin tho
flowers on his cost Tho jewels In her
rings flashed under his eyes. There
was a delicate perfume In the air
about her glorious head. He had never
seen her look so beautiful before. He
wondered at her silence at just such a
moment. The tightness of her lips
gave wny, and they fell to trembling
wben sbe started to speak.
"I hardly know what to say," sbe
began. "I—I—you know I said the presiding elder was at our house, and"—
"Oh, I understand," broke In Alan;
"that's all right Of course, use yonr
"No, I must be plain wltb you," sbe
la-nice in, raising a pair of helpless, tor-
"/ hardly know what to say," the began.
tured eyes to his. "You will not think
I had anything to do with It In fact,
my heart Is almost broken. I'm very,
very unhappy."
He wns still totally at sea as to the
en use of hor strange distress. "Perhaps you'd rather not toll me et oil,"
he sulci sympathetically. His tone never had been so tender. "You need not
you know."
"But It's a thing I could not keep
from you ion:; anyway," she Raid tremulously. "In fact, It is due you—nn explanation, I mean. Oh, Alan, papa has
taken up the Idea that we—thut we
like each other too much, and"—
The life and soul seemed to lears
Alan's face.
"i understand," he hoard himself
saying: "he does not waut me to visit
you any iii.ic."
sue mude "0 reply. TTe >rivV"'ncr
eittcli a i! op breath, anil her eyes went
i'oivn to hei' (lowers. The music struct,
tip. The mulatto leader stood waving
his fiddle and calling for "the grand
march" In loud, melodious tones, There
was n scrambling for partners. The
young men gave their left arms to the
ladles uud merrily dragged them to
their places.
"I hope you do not blame me-tbat
you don't think that I"- But the clutter and clamor Ingulfed her words.
LAN made his way along the
wall, out of the track of the
promenaders,  into the office,
anxious to escape being spoken to by any one. But here several jovial   men   from   the   mountains   who
knew him Intimately gathered around
him and began to make laughing remarks about hip dress.
"You look fer the world like a dirt
dauber." This comparison to a kind
of black wasp came from Pole Baker,
a tall, heavily built farmer, with an
enormous head, thick eyebrows and
long, shaggy hair. He lived on Bishop's farm and had been brought up
with Alan. "I'll be derned ef you
ain't nimble on yore feet, though. I've
seed you cut the pigeon wing over on
Mossy creek with them big, slrnppln'
gals 'fore you had yore sights as high
as these town talks."
"It's that thar vest that gits me,"
said another. "I reckon It's cut low
so you won't drup saft victuals on It,
but I guess you don't do much eatln'
with that collar on. It don't look like
yore Adam's apple could stir a peg under lt."
With a good natured reply and a
laugh he did not feel, Alan hurried out
of the office and up to his room, where
he had left bis lamp burning. Bay-
burn Miller's hat and light overcoat
wero on the bed. Alan snt down In
one of the stiff backet' split bottom
chairs and stared straight in front of
him. Never In his life hnd he suffered
as he was now suffering. He could see
no hope nhead; the girl he loved was
lost to blm. Her father had heard of
the foolhnrdluess of old man Bishop
and, like many another well meaning
parent bad determined to save his
daughter from the folly of marrying a
penniless man who hnd doubtless Inherited his father's lack of Judgment
and caution.
There was a rap on the closed door,
and Immediately afterward Rayburu
Miller turned the knob and came lu.
Ills kindly glance swept tbe face of
his friend, nnd be said, with forced
"I don't want to bore you, old mau,
but I just had to follow you. I saw
from your looks as you left tbe ballroom that something was wrong, and
I am afraid 1 know what lt ls. You
see, Captain Barclay Is a rough, outspoken man, and he made a remark
the other day which reached me. I
wasn't sure It was true, so I didn't
mention It; but 1 reckon ray Informant
knew what ho was talking ubout."
Alan nodded despondently. "I asked
her to go to church with mo tomorrow
night Sho was awfully embarrassed
and finally told me of ber father's objections."
"I think I know what fired the old
devil up," said Miller.
"You do?"
"Yes. It was that mistake of yonr
father. As I told you, tbe colonel Is
as mad as a wet ben about the whole
thing. He's got a rope tied to every
nickel he's got, and he Intends to leave
Dolly a good deal of money. He thinks
Frank Hlllhouse Is Just the thing. He
shows that as plain as day. He noticed how frequently you came to see
Dolly and scented danger ahead and
simply put his foot down ou It, Just
ns fathers have boon doing ever since
the flood. My dear boy, you've got a
bitter pill to take, but you've got lo
swallow It like a man. You've reached
a point where two roads fork. It Is
for you to decide which oue you'll
Alan made no reply. Bayburti Mil.
ler lighted a cigar aud began to smoke
"It's none of my business," Miller
burst out suddenly, "but I'm friend
enough of yours to fool this thing like
tho devil. However, I dou't know
whnt to say. I only wish 1 knew how
far you've gone Into It."
Alan smiled mechanically.
"If you can't look at me nnd sec how
far I've gone, you are blind." be said.
"I don't  meun that," replied Miller.
"I  was wondering how far you  had
committed   yourself—ob,    hang   It!—
made love and ull tbat sort of thing."
"I've never spoken to her on the sub.
Ject," Alan informed him gloomily,
"Good, good!   Splendid!"
Alan stared In surprise.
"I don't understand," he said.   "Rh*
knows—that Is,  I  think  she  knows—
how I feel, and I hove hoped that"—
"Never mind about that," Interrupted
Miller laconically. "There Is a chance
for both of you If you'll turn squnre
around like sensible human beings and
"it's none of my business," Miller burst
out suddenly.
Thero are simply two courses open to
you, my boy. One is to trent Colonel
Barclay's wishes with dignified respect
and bow and retire Just as any European gentleman would do when told
that his pile was too small to be considered."
"And tbe other?" asked Alan sharp.
"The other ls to follow In the footsteps of nearly every sentimental fool
that ever was born and go around looking like a last year's bird's nest or,
worse yet, persuading the girl to elope
and thus angering her father so that
he will cut her out of what's coming
to her and wbat Is her right, my boy.
She may be willing to live on a bread
and water diet for awhile, but she'll
lose flesh and temper In the long run.
If you don't make as much money for
her as you cause her to lose, she'll tell
you of lt some day or, at least, let yoa
see It, and that's ns long as it's wide.
Y'ou are now giving yourself a treatment in self hypnotism, telling yourself
that life has not and cannot produce
a thing for you beyond that particular
pink frock and yellow head. I know
how you feel. I've been there six different times, beginning with a terrible
long first attack and dwindling down
' as I became inoculated with experience till now the complaint amounts
' to hardly more than a momentary throe
' when I see a fresh, one in a train for
an hour's ride. I can do you a lot of
good if you'll listen to mc. I'll give you
the benefit of my experience."
"What good would your devilish ex«
perience do mc?" said Alan impatiently.
"It would fit any man's case if he'd
only believe It   I've made a Btudy of
love.   I've observed hundreds of typical cases and watched marriage from
Inception through protracted illness or
boredom dowu to dumb resignation or
sudden death.   1 don't mean that no
lovers of the Ideal, sentimental brand
arc ever happy after marriage, but I
do believe that open  eyed courtship
will beat the blind sort ull hollow and'
that In nine cases out of ten, tf people
were mated by law according to the
judgment of a sensible, open eyed jury, they would be happier than they
now are.   Nothing ever spoken is truer
than  the commandment,  'Thou Shalt
have no otber God but me.'   Let n man
put anything nbove the principle of
living right, and he will be miserable.
The man who holds gold as the chief
thing iu life will starve to death In its
cold glitter,  while n  pauper In rags
will have a laugh tbat rings wltb the
music of lmmortul Joy.   In the same
way the man who declares that only
one woman Is suited to him ls making
a god of her, raising her to a seat that
won't   support   her   dead,    material
weight.    I   frankly  believe that  the
glauiour of love Is simply a sort of Insanity that has never been correctly
named nud treated because so many
people have been the victims of It"
"Do you know,"  Alnn burst In almost angrily, "when you talk that way
I think you are off.    I know what's
the matter with you—you havo simply
frittered away your heart, your ability
to love and appreciate a good woman.
Thank heaven, your experience has not
been mine!   I don't see how you could
ever be happy with a woman. I couldn't
look a pure wife In the face and remember all the flirtations you've Indulged In—that ls, If they were mine."
"There   you   go,"   laughed   Miller.
"Make it  personal.    That's  the only
way the average lover argues.   I am
speaking In general terms.   Let me finish.     Take   two   examples—first,   tbo
ebitp cmzlly  In  love,  who faces  life
with the red rug of his Infatuation—
bib girl.   No parental objection, every-
t'u'iig smooth and n carload of silverware, a clock for every room In ths
house,   They start out on their honeymoon,   doing  the chief  cities at  th*
biggest hotels and the theaters In tho
three dollar seals.    Thoy soon tire of
themselves and lay It lo the trip.   Every day they rake nwny n handful of
glamour  from  each  other till,  when
they reach home, they have come to
the conclusion tlmt they nro only human,  nud not  the  highest order at
that   For awhile they have a siege of
discontent,  wondering  where  it's  all
gone.    Finally the  man  Is forced to
go about  his work,  and the  woman
gels lo making things  lo go on tbe
backs of chairs and trying to spread
her trousseau over the next year, and
they begin to court resignation.   Now,
If they bad not bad the glamour attack  they  would  bave  got  down  to
business sooner, that's all,  and  they
would hnve set n better example to
oilier plungers.    Now  for the second
illustration:    Poverty    on    one   side,
boodle  on  the   other;   more  glamour
lban In other case because of the gulf
between.   They get married; they hnvo
to.   They've Inherited the stupid Idea
that the Lord is at the bottom of It
und   that  the  glamour  is  IiIh  smile.
Like the other  JOUple, their eyes arc
finally opened to the facts, and tbey
begin to secretly wonder what It's all
nbout.    The ono with the spondullcs
wonders harder than the one who ban
none.   If the man has the money, be
will feel good ut first over doing so
much for his affinity, but if be has nn
eye for earthly values—and good business men have—there will be times
when he will envy Jones, whose wife
bad as many rocks as Jones. Love
and capital go together like rain and
sunshine; tbey are productive of something. Then tf the woman has tbe
money and the man hasn't there's
tragedy—a slow cutting of throats.
She Is irresistibly drawn with the rest
of the world into the thought that she
bas tied herself and ber money to an
automaton, for auch men are Invariably lifeless. They seem to lose the
faculty of earning money—in any otber
way. And as for n proper title for tbe
penniless young idiot that publicly advertises himself as worth enough, in
himself, for a girl to sacrifice her
money to live wltb him—well, the unabridged docs not furnish it. Jack Ass
in billboard letters would come nearer
to lt than anything that occurs to me
now. I'm not afraid to say it, for I
know you'd never cause any girl to
give up her fortune without knowing
at least whether you could, replace lt
or not."
Alan arose and paced the room.
"That," he said as he stood between
the lace curtains nt the window, against
which the rain beat steadily—"that is
why I feel so blue. I don't believe
Colonel Barclay would ever forgive
her, and I'd die before I'd make ber
lose a thing."
"You are right," returned Miller, relighting bis cigar at the lamp, "and
he'd cut ber off without a cent I know
him. But what ls troubling me Is that
you may not be benefited by my logic.
Don't allow this to go any further.
Let her alone from tonight on, and
you'll find In n few months that you
are resigned to It, just like the average
widower who wants to get married six
months after bis loss. And wben she
Is married and has a baby she'll meet
you on the street and not care a rap
whether her hat's on right or not. She
will tell her husbnnd all about it and
allude to you ns her Ur.st, second or
third fancy, ns the case may be. I
have fuith In your future, but you've
got n long, rocky row to hoe, nnd a
thing like this could spoil your usefulness nnd misdirect your talents. If I
could see how you could profit by waiting, I'd let your flume burn unmolested; but circumstances are against us."
"I'd already seen my duty," said
Alan In a low tone as he cume away
from tbe window. "I have an engagement with her later, nnd the subject
shall be avoided."
"Good man!" Miller's cigar was so
short that he stuck the blade of his
penknife through It thnt be might enjoy it to tbe end without burning bis
lingers. "That's the talk! Now I
must mosey on downstairs and dance
with that Miss Few-clothes from Rome
—the one with the auburn tresses tbat
says 'delighted' whenever she ls spoken to."
Alan went back to the window. The
rain was still beating on It. I'or a long
time he stood looking out into tbe
blackness. Tho bnd luck which had
come to bis father had been a blow to
blm, but its later offspring had the
grim, cold countenance of death itself.
He had never realized till now that
Dolly Barclay was so much a part of
his very life. For n moment he almost
gnve way to a sob that rose and struggled within him. He sat down again
and clasped bis bands before him In
dumb self pity. He told himself that
Rayburn Miller was right; that only
weak men would act contrary to such
advice.   No, It was over—all, all over.
AiFTER the dance Frank HII1-
I house took Dolly home In ono
of the drenched and bespattered bucks. The Barclay
residence was ono of the best made
and largest In town. It was an old
style southern frame bouse, painted
white, nnd hnd white columned verandas on two sides. It was In the edge
of tbe town and had an extensive lawn
In front and almost a little farm behind.
Dolly's mother had never forgotten
thnt she was once n girl herself, and
she took the most active Interest In everything pertaining to Dolly's social
life. On occasions like the one just
described she found It Impossible to
sleep till her daughter returned, nnd
then she slipped upstairs and made
the girl tell all about it while she was
disrobing. Tonight she was more alert
and wideawake than usual. She opened
the front door for Dolly and almost
stepped on the girl's heels as sbe fallowed her upstnlrs.
"Wns It nice?" sbe asked.
"Yes; very," Dolly replied. Reaching her room, she turned up the low
burning lamp and, standing before a
mirror, began to take some flowers out
of ber hair. Mrs. Barclay sat down on
tbe edge of the high posted mahogany
bed and raised one of her bare feet
nnd beld It In her hand. She was a
thin woman, with iron gray balr, and
about fifty years of age. She looked
as if she were cold, but for reasons of
her own she was not willing for Dolly
to remark It.
"Who was there?" she asked.
"Oh, everybody."
"Is that so? 1 tbougbt a good many
would stay nwny because It was n bad
night, but I reckon tbey are as anxious
to go ns we used to be. Then you all
did hnve the hacks?"
"Yes; thoy had tbe hacks." There
was a pause, during which one pair of
eyes wus fixed ratber vacantly on the
Image In tbe mirror. The otber pair,
full of impatient Inquiry, rested alternately on the Image and its maker.
"I don't believe you bad a good
time," broke the silence in a rising,
tentative tone.
"Yes; I did, mother."
"Then what's the mntter wltb you?"
Mrs. Barclay's voice rang with Impatience. "I never saw you act like
you do tonight—never in my life."
"I didn't know nnythlng was wrong
with me, mother."
"You act queer; I declare you do,"
asserted Mrs. Barclay. "You generally have a lot to say. Have you and
Frank bad a falling out?"
Dolly gave her shoulders a sudden
shrug of contempt
"No; we got along as well as we ever
"I thought maybe he was a little
mad because you wouldn't dance tonight, but surely he's got enough sense
to seo tbat you oughtn't to Insult
Brother Dlllbeek tbat way when he's
visiting our bouse and everybody
knows what he thinks about dancing."
"No; he tbougbt I did right about it"
llcgan to lake some flowers out ofherhair.
said Dolly.
"Then what In the name of common
sense ls the matter with you, Dolly?
Y'ou can't pull the wool over my eyes,
aud you needn't try it."
Dolly faced ubout suddenly.
"I reckon you'll sit there nil night unless 1 tell you all about lt," she said
I sharply.    "Mother,  Alan Bishop was
] there."
;    "You don't say!"
;    "Yes, and asked me to let him take
; me to church tomorrow evening."
"Oh, he did?"
"Yes; and, us I didn't want father to
Insult him, I"—
"Yon told him what your pa said?"
"No; 1 Just told him father didn't
want  me to  receive  blm nny   more.
Heaven knows, that was enough!"
"Well, that was the best thing for
you to do." Mrs. Barclay took a deep
breath as lf Bhe were Inholing a delicious perfume. "It's much better than
to have him plunge in here some day
and have your father break out like
he doos In his rough way. Wbat did
Alan say?"
"He snld very little, but be looked it.
You ought to bave seen him. Frank
came up Just nbout that time and Invited me to hnve some lee cream, and
I had to leave bim. He was as white
as a sheet. He had made an engagement wltb me to sit out a dunce, and
he didn't come In the room again till
that dance wns culled, aud then be
didn't even mention It He acted so
peculiarly I could see It was nearly
killing him, but he wouldn't let me
bring up the subject again. I came
near doing it, but he always steered
round it."
"He's a sensible young man," declared Mrs. Barclay. "Any one can
see that by looking at him. He's not
responsible for his father's foolhardy
venture, but lt certainly leaves him
In a bad fix as a i_-.air.ving man. He's
had bad luck, and he must put up with
the consequences. There are plenty of
girls who have uo money or prospects
who would be glad to have bim, but"—
"Mother," broke In Dolly ns If sho
had been listening to ber own troubled thoughts ratber than her mother's
words, "he didn't net ns If he wanted
to see me alone. The other couples
who had engagements to talk during
that dance were sitting In windows
nnd out of the way corners, but he
kept me right where I wns and was aa
carefully polite as If we had Just been
Introduced. I was sorry for him unc-
mnd at tho same time. I could have
pulled bis ears."
"He's sensible, very sensible," said
Mrs. Barclay In a tone of warm admiration. "A man like that ought to
get along, and I reckon be will do well
some day."
"But, mother," snld Dolly, her rich,
round voice rising like n wave and
breaking in her throat, "ho may never
tJilnli olio"* mo nnv uinre."
•'Well, mat really would be best,
denr, under the circumstances."
"Best?" Dolly blurted out. "How
can you say that, when—when"—
"Dolly, you are not really foolish
ubout blm, are you?" Mrs. Barclay's
face dropped Into deeper seriousness.
Dolly looked nway und was silent
for a moment. Then she faltered: "I
don't know, mother. I—I'm afraid if I
keep on feeling like I do now I'll never
get over It"
"Ah, but you'll not keep on feeling
like you do now," consoled the older
woman. "Of course, right now, Just
nfter seeing how hard he took It, you
will kind of sympathize witb blm and
want to help blm; but that will ail
pass away. I remember when I wns
about your age I bad a falling out
wltb Will Despree, n young man my
father didu't like because bis grandfather had beeu nn overseer. And, do
you know, I thought I would actually
kill myself. I refused to cut a bite and
threatened to run it way with Will. To
this day I renlly don't know what I
would have done If your grandfather
hadn't scared htm nway wltb a shotgun. Will kept writing notes to me.
I wns afraid to answer them, but my
father got hold of one and wcut after
blm on n fast horse. Will's family
hoard wbat wus up, nnd they kept
him out In the swamp for a few days,
and then thoy Bent him to Texas. Tbe
whole Despree I'l.mlly took lt up aud
tnlkcd scaud'lous about us."
"And you soon got over lt, mother?"
nsked Dolly almost In a tone of dismay.
"Well," said Mrs. Barclay reflectively, "Will acted tbe fool so terribly. He
wasn't out lu Texas three mouths bo-
fore lie sent back n marked paper with
an article in it about bis engagement to
the daughter of n rich man who, we
found out afterward, used to keep a
livery stable; then I reckon hardly any
girl would keep caring for n boy when
bis folks was telling such lies about
her family."
Dolly was staring studiously at the
"Mother," she asked, "don't you believe In real love?"
Mrs. Barclay laughed ns lf highly
amused. "I believe in a different sort
lo the puppy love I hud for that boy.
Then after thnt there was another
young man that I thought more of, if
nnythlng, than 1 did of Will, but he |
wus as poor us Job's turkey, and my j
folks wus all crazy for me and your pa,
wbo I'd never seen, to get married, i
held out against the idea, just like you
are doing with Frank, 1 reckon, but
when your pa come wltb his shiny
broadcloth coat and spotted silk vest-
no, It was satin, I think, with red spots
on lt—and every girl In town was crazy
to catch him and there wa.. no end of
reports nbout the niggers he owned
nnd his high connections—well, as 1
say, it wasn't a week before I was
afraid he'd see Joe Tinsley and hear
about me and him. My father was in
for the match from the very jump, and
so was your pa's folks. He put up at
our house with his nigger servant nnd
didn't want to go about town much.
I reckon I was pleased to have him
pick me out, and so we soon fixed it
up. I.only, he only hnd to mention Joe
Tinsley to me nfter we got married to
make me do anything he wanted. To
this day be throws him up to me, for
Joe never did amount to anything. He
tried to borrow money from your pa
nfter you was born. Tbe neighbors had
to feed his children."
"But you loved father, didn't you?"
Dolly breathed, lu some relief over
what she thought wns coming.
"Well, I can't say I did," snld Mrs.
Barclay. "We hat^ n terrible I hue getting used to one nnotber's ways. You
see, he'd waited n good while nnd wns
some older than I was. After awhile,
though, we settled down nnd now I'm
awful glad 1 let my fnther manage for
me. You see, what your pa bud and
what my father settled on me made
us comfortable, aud lf a couple ls that
it's a sight more than tbe poor ones
Dolly stood before her mother, close
enough to touch her. Her face wore
au indescribable expression of dissatisfaction wltb wbat sbe bad heard.
'■Mother, tell me one thing," she snld.
"Did you ever let either of those boys
—the two that you didn't marry, 1
mean—kiss you?"
Mrs. Barclay stared up at her daughter for nu Instant, and then her face
broke Into n broad smile of genuine
amusement She lowered ber heud to
her knee and laughed out,
"Dolly Barclay, you are such n fool!"
she said, and then she laughed again
almost Immoderately, her face In ber
"I know what that means," slid
Dolly, in high disgust. "Mother, I don't
think you can do mc any good. You'd
better go to bed."
Mrs. Barclay rose promptly.
"I think I'd better, too," she said. "It
makes your pa awful mad for me to nit
up this way. I don't wnnt to hear blm
rail out like be always does wben be
catches me at lt."
After her mother hnd gone Dolly snt
down on her bed. "Sbe never wns In
love," she told herself. "Never, never,
never! And It's n pity. Sbe never could
have talked that way if she had really
loved anybody as much as"— But Dolly did not finish wbnt lay 'on her
tongue. However, wben sbe had drawn
the covers up over her the cold tenrs
rose In her eyes nnd rolled down on ber
pillow ns she thought of Alan Bishop's
brave and dignified suffering.
"roor fellow," she said. "Poor, dear
THERE is n certnln class of
individuals tbat will gather
around n man In misfortune,
and It differs very little, if it
differs at all, from the class that warms
Itself In tbe glow of a man's prosperity.
Horses were hitched to tho fence
from the front gnte nil the wny round
to tbe side entrance. The mountain
people seemed to have left their various occupations to subtly enjoy the
spectacle of a common man like themselves who had reached too far nfter
forbidden fruit and iny maimed and
torn before them.
Tbelr disapproval of tbe old man's
effort to burry Providence could not
havo been better shown than In the
failure of them all to comment on tbe
rascally conduct of the Atlanta lawyer.
They even chuckled over that part of
the incident. To their minds Perkins
was a sort of faroff personification of a
necessary evil, wbo, like the devil himself, wns evidently created to show
mortals their limitations.
The Rev. Charles B. Dole, a tall,
spare man of sixty, who preached tbo
first, second, third and fourth Sundays
of each month in four different meeting houses within a day's ride of Bishop's, came nround as the guest of tbe
farmhouse as often as his circuit would
permit He was called the "flgbtln'
preacher" because he had had several
fearless hand to bnnd encounters with
certnln moonshiners whose conduct he
had ventured to call ungodly because
Ou Ibe second Saturday after Bishop's mishap, as Dole was to preach the
next day at Rock Crest meeting house,
be rode up as usual and turned bis
horse Into the stable and fed hlin with
bis own bunds. Then be joined Abner
Daniel on tbe veranda. Abner hnd
seen him ride up und purposely burled
bis beud In bis newspaper to keep from
offering to take the horse, for Abner
did not like the preacher "any to
hurt," ns he would hnve put it.
Dole did not enre much for Abner
cither. They hud engaged In several
doctrinal discussions lu which the
preacher had waxed furious over some
of Daniel's views, which he described
as decidedly unorthodox. Daniel bad
kept his temper beautifully uud bnd
tbe appearance of being amused
through lt all, und this Dule found
harder to forgive than anything Abner
hud said.
"You all have bad some trouble, I
beer, sence I saw you last," snid tbe
preacher as he sat down and began to
wipe bis perspiring brow with a big
"Well, I reckon It mought be called
that," Abner replied ns be carefully
folded bis newspaper and put It Into
his coat pocket. "None of us was ox-
pectln' of It, an' It sorter bu'sted our
calculations. Alf hnd laid out to put
new high back benches In Rock Crest,
nu' new lamps nil' ono thing another,
nu' It seems to mo"—Abner wiped bis
too fuclle mouth—"like I heerd Mm say
one day that you wasn't paid enough
fer yore thunder an' that he'd stir
around an' sec whnt could be done."
Abner's eyes twinkled, "But, lnwsy
me! I reckon ef be kin possibly raise
the scads to pay the tux on his investment next yeer he'll do nil the Lord expects."
"Huh, I reckon!" grunted Dole, Irritated, ns usual, by Abner's double
meaning.    "I  take lt tbat tbe  Lord
hain't got much to do with  human
speculations one way or other."
"Ef I just had that scamp, that roped
'im in befpre me a minute, I'd fix Mm,"
said Abner. "Do you know what de-
nomination Perkins belongs to?"
"No, I don't," Dole blurted out, "ai',
what's more, I don't care."
"Well, I acknowledge it sorter interests me," went on our philosopher In
an Inscrutable tone, "beea'se, Brother
Dole, you kin often trace a man's good
ur bad doln's to his belief in Bible matters. Maybe you don't remember Jabs
Lynau that stold Tbad Wilson's stump
suckln' boss an' was ketcbed an' put
up. I was at the courthouse in Darley
when he received bis sentence. His
wife sent me to Mm to carry his pipe
nn' one thing or other—a pair o' socks
au' other necessary tricks, a little can
o' lye soap, fer one thing. She hadn't
the time to go, as she said she had a
patch o' young corn to boe out. I found
Mm as happy as ef be was goin' off on
a excursion. He laugbed an' 'lowed
it ud be some time 'fore be got back,
an' I wondered what could 'a', made
Mm so contented, so I made some Inquiries on tbat line. I found tbat he
was a firm believer In predestination
an' that wbat was to be was foreordained. He snld tbnt he firmly believed
he was predestinated to go to tbe coal
mines fer boss stealln', an' that life was
too short to be klckln' ag'ln the Lord's
way o' runnin' matters. Besides, he '
snld, he'd beerd tbat they issued a plug
o' tobacco a week to chawln' prisoners, an' he could prove that he was on*
o' tbat sort ef they'd look how he'd
ground bis jaw teeth down to the
"Hub!" grunted Dole again, his sharp
gray eyes on Abner's face as lf be half
believed tbat some of his own theories
were being sneered at. It was true
tbat be, being u Methodist, had not advocated a belief in predestination, but
Abner Daniel bad on more than one
occasion shown a decided tendency to
bunch nil stringent religious opinions
together nnd cast them down as out of
date. When In doubt In a conversation
with Abner, the preacher assumed a
coldness on the outside that was often
not consistent with the fires within
bim. "I don't see what all that's got
to do with Brother Bishop's mistake,"
he snid frigidly as he leaned back In
bis chair.
"It sets me to wonderin' what denomination Perkins belongs to, that's
all," snid Abner, with another smile.
"I know in reason he's s big Ike Ip
some church In Atlanta, fer I never
knowed a lawyer that wasn't foremost
in thnt wny o' doln' good. I'll bet a
hoeonkc be belongs to some hlfalutln'
crowd o' worshipers that kneel down
on suft cushions an' believe In scoopin'
lu all they kin In the Lord's name, an'
thut charity begins nt home. I think
that myse'f, Brother Dole, fer tharv
never wns a plant ns hard to git rooted
as charity is, an' a body ought to have
it whar thoy kin watch it close. It'll
die a heap o' times ef you jest look ut
It, an' it mighty nigh always has bad
soil ur a drought to contend witb."
Just then Pole Baker, wbo bas already been Introduced to tbe reader,
rode up to the fence and bitched hit
horse. He nodded to the two men on
the veranda nud went around to the
smokehouse to get a piece of bacon.
Bishop bad promised to sell him oil
"Hub!" Dole grunted, and he crossed
his long legs nnd swung his foot up
and down nervously. He had the look
of a man who was wondering why
sucb Insufferable bores as Abner should
so often accompany n free dinner. He
hnd never felt drawn to tbe man, and
lt Irritated bim to think thnt just when
his mental faculties needed rest Abner
always mnnnged to Introduce the very
topics wblcb mode lt necessary for
him to keep bis wits about him.
"Take that feller thar," Abner went
on, referring to Bnker. "He's about the
hardest customer in this county, nn' yet
he's bein' mnnaged right now. He's got
n wife an' seven children an' ls a holy
terror wben be gits drunk. He used to
be the biggest daredevil moonshiner In
all these mountains, but Alan kept be-
frlcndln' Mm fust oue way au' another
tell he up one dny an' axed Alan wbat
he could do fer Mm. Alan ain't none o'
yore sboutln' kind o' Christians. He
shakes a nimble toe at a shindig when
he wants nn' knows the ace from a
tenspot, but he gits thar with every
claw In the air wben soiue'n' bas to be
done. So wben Pole axed Mm that
Ainu Jest said, as quiet as ef he was
nxin' Mm fer a match to light a cigar,
'Quit yore moonshlnlu', Pole.' That
was all be said. Pole looked Mm straight
lu tbe eye fer a minute an' then said:
" 'Alan Blsbop, you don't mean that!'
" 'Yes, I do, Pole,' Bald Alan. 'Qultl
Quit smack off!'
" 'You ax that as a favor?' said Pole.
" 'Yes, as a favor,' said Alan. 'An'
you are a-goln' to do lt too.'
"Then Pole begun to contend with
Mm. 'You are a-axln' that beea'se you
tblnk I'll be ketcbed up wltb,' he said,
'but I tell you the' ain't no man on tbe
face o' tbe earth that could And my
still now. You could stand In two feet
of tbe door to lt all day an' not find It
lf you looked fer It wltb a spyglass. I
klu make bug Juice all tbe rest o' my
life an' sell lt without bein' ketcbed.'
" 'I want you to give it up,' said Alan,
an' Polo did. It wus like pullln' an eye-
tooth, but Polo yanked lt out. Alan Is
workln' on Mm now to git Mm to quit
liquor, but tbnt ain't so easy. He could
walk a crack wltb a gallon ■loshln'
about in Mm. Now, as I started to say,
Alan 'ain't got no cut an' dried denomination nn' don't bave to walk any particular kind o' foot log to do his work,
but It's a-goln' on Jest the same, Now
I don't mean no reflection on yore way,
o' hltchln' wings on folks, but I do believe you could preach yore sermons—•
secb as tbey are—in Pole Baker's yeera
till Gabriel blowed his lungs out, an'
Pole 'd still be moonsbinln'. An' sometimes I think that secb fellers as Alan
Bishop ort to be paid fer what they de
In botterin' tbe world. I don't see why
yon fellers ort always to be allowed to
rake In tbe Jack pot unless you'd ac-
:ompllsh rnore'n outsiders tbat jest turn
the'r hands to tbe job at odd times."
Dole drew himself up straight ans.
glared at tbe offender.
j/******^   fao-truiM-v) • -«_.
Vcrr Practical.
"Wbnt makes you think your landlady ls lacking in sentiment?"
"Because she has taken down tbe old
motto of 'Home, Sweet Home,' which
bung over tbe dining room mantel, and
put in Its place a placard reading, 'No
Trust'"—PhlladclDbln Ledger. -v-m-vrjt
Over the topB of the trees
And over tbe shallow stream
The shepherd of sunset frees
The amber phantoms of dream.
Tbe time ls the time of vision;
Tbe hour is the hour of calm.
BarkI On tbe stillness Elyslan
Breaks how divine a psalm!
Ob, clear In the sphere of the air.
Clear, dear, tender and far.
Our aspiration of prayer
Unto eve'a clear start
O singer serene, secure,
From thy throat of silver and dew
What transport lonely and pure,
Un-hanging, endlessly new—
An unremembranco of mirth
And a contemplation ot tears,
A* If tbo musing of earth
Communed with tbe dreams of tbe years!
Ob, clear in tbe sphere of tbe air.
Clear, olear, tender and far,
Our aspiration of prayer
Unto eve'a clear start
O cloistral ecstatic, tby call
In the cool, green aisles of tbe leaves
Is the shrine of a power by whose spell
Wbo-0 bears aspires and believesl
0 hermit of evening, thine hour
Is the sacrament of desire.
When love bath a heavonller flower
And passion a boiler fire]
Ob, olear in the sphere of the air,
Clear, clear, tender and far.
Our aspiration of prayer
Unto eve's clear star!
—C. Q. D. Roberts In Youth'* Companloi.
Mot Confined to On* City.
lam something of a kicker myself,
but I take off my hat to the nervous individual who halted me on the street
yesterday with:
"Say! Louisville is a healthy, handsome city of beautiful homes, lovely
women, brave men, fine horses and good
whisky, but in no other city half or one-
fourth its size in the universe are so
many nuisances permitted as in this one.
Jnst think tbat the citizens are aroused
from their beds in the early hours of the
morning when sleep is sweetest, victims
of sickness and disease are disturbed almost in the very arms of death, and all
day long people in the streets are in danger feeling the drums of their ears burst,
and not an effort made to put a... stop to
the pandemonium of unearthly noises in
our streets. The charcoal man's Comanche yells, the stale vegetable, fever
producing peddler's howls, the parrot
tongned peddler of no-account bananas,
the er-ragB ol' i'on collector, secondhand
fruit distributers, big bells in advertising
wagons, milk bells, scissors grinders'
bells—all adding to one common bedlam
of unending noises upon our principal
business and residence streets. The slok
are disturbed, the healthy annoyed, and
yet day after day we never make an attempt to protect our right to live in
peace."—Louisville Courier-JournaL  __
The    Western   Assurance Company   is   a   Flourishing
Financial Concern.
Of tho many flourishing financial
concerns which hove their headquarters in Toronto, few can point to a
more gratifying record thnn that disclosed at tho annual meeting of the
Western Assurance Company, a full
report of which appeared in the columns of tho Mail and Empire on Saturday, Feb. 20. The financial statement showed tho company to be
steadily forging ahead, an appreciable
advance in business being evident.
The income for the year was 53,678,-
387.45, nml the expenditures were $3,-
372,474.85, leaving a profit of Ji.305,-
912.60, or upwards of 15 per cent, on
the company's capital stock. There
was an increase of $131,670.28 in premium earnings and of $10,681.71 In interest earnings, while thero was a decrease of $3,273.38 in losses incurred.
With nssets of $3,546,357-25 nnd a re-
nerve fund of $1,289,850, the company's financial position is as secure
and firmly established as wise and
efficient management can make it.
An interesting portion of President
deorge A. Cox's address was that in
which he referred to tha company's
interest in the groa*. lire ut Baltimore. Having malutalned an agency
there for 30 years, it would te unreasonable to hope to escape without
some considerable loss. Tlie company's share of the insurance du. had
been estimated at $350,000, which was
about equal to llie company's income
for one month. The probable advancement of rates in other cities on
similar properties to those destroyed
will largely offset this loss.—Mall and
l.inpire, Toronto.
In Russia furs nnd winter gunnents
aro preserved during tile time they
are not foeibg worn by bcimr stowed
in deep straw hiunpers, with sheets
steeped i.l turpentine laid between
the folds.
Th* Woman and the Bos*.
A traveler stopped at a little cabin in
the Georgia woods. He wore a white
rose on his coat—one that a little girl
had plucked and pinned there aa he was
leaving borne.
A woman entered the cabin. She stood
and gazed at the rose a moment Then,
darting forward, she tore it from the
stranger's coat and stamped it on the
rude floor.
"Why did you do that?" asked the
stranger leaping to his feet.
"Hushl" said a man who was sitting
near. "That's my wife, an—an—she
ain't right here"—tapping his forehead.
"We had a little girl once, with blue
eyes an hair like a sunset. Bhe wandered off among the roses one day—lost,
lost!—an when we found her she was
where the roses grow, an they was creep-
in over her, An the wife there went
mad, an now she says the roses stole the
child an hid her away from us forever,
an she goes about an tramples them—
just like sbe did the rose there on the
floorl"—New York Recorder.
Deafnes* Cannot Be Cured
by local applications as they cannot reach the
diseased portion of the ear. There Is only one
way to cure deafness, and that Ih by constitutional remedies. Deafness Is caused by an ln-
llamed condition of the mucous lining.of tbe
Eustachian Tube. When this tube Is Inflamed
you have a rumbling- sound or Imperfect hearing, and when It is entirely closed, Deafness Is
the result, and unless the Inflammation can be
taken out and this tube restored to Its normal
condition, bearing will be destroyed forever;
nine cases out of ten are caused by Catarrh,
which Is nothing but an Inflamed condition of
tbe mucoUB surfaces.
We will give One Hundred Dollars for any
case of Deafness tcaused by catarrh) that cannot be cured by Hall's Catarrh Cure. Send for
circulars, free.
P. J. CHENEY & CO., Toledo, O.
Sold by all druggists. I.e.
Hall's Family Pills are the best.
The period of service for the Russian soldier is fifteen years—four ii
thu rnnkB, two years on furlough,
liable to recall at any moment, and
nine years in tho reserves, which can
only be callc-d out In case of ivar or
national danger.
I'annelee's Vegetable l'ills by acting
mildly but thoroughly on the secretions
of the body are a valuable tonic, stimulating the lagging organs to healthful
action and restoring them 10 full vipor.
They can be taken in graduated doses
anil so used that they cun lie discontinued at any time without return of ibe
aliments   which  tbey were used   to uHay.
Tlie Legendary Adam and Eve.
To the Scriptural account of the crea-
tion and fall of Adam and Eve tbe Jewish
writers of the Talmud havo added many
curious particulars. According to these
mythmongers, Adam, when first created,
was a "giant of giants," as far as stature
goes, bis head reaching into the heavens
bnd his countenance outshining the sun
in all its splendor. In one place they
tell us that "the very angels stood iu
awe of the man which God had created,
ond all creatures hastened to worship
him." Then tho Lord, in order to give
tho angels somo idea of his power, caused
a deep sleep to come over Adam, and
while bo was in a coci-tose condition removed a portion of every limb and bone!
Tho first man thus lost a part of his colossal stature, yet he remained perfect
and complete. Next, the first "helpmeet" for the lord of creation was cre-
»ted in the person of Lilith, who forsook
Adam to becomo the "mistress of the
air and the mother of demons."
After tho departure of Lilith, Eve was
created and married to Adam in the
presence of Jehovah and tho angels, the
sun, moon and stars dancing together to
the angelic music rendered. Then the
supreme happiness of tho human pair
excited tho envy of even tho angels, and
the eeraph Sammael tempted them and
finally succeeded in bringing about their
fall from innocence. Adam lived as a
penitent on the very ground now occupied by the temple at Mecca, and Eve In
a cave on the side of Mount Ararat,
where, after a lapse of 200 years, she
was rejoined to Adam —St. Louis Republic.      	
The Power of tho Tongue.
Go with mo to tho halls of Yale and
listen toChanncey M. Depew speak with
clean cut phrases of wisdom, salted with
sentences of wit. Como back to the city
nnd find him delivering nu oration on
the Centennial in the presence of a vast
multitude of witnesses, tone and style
and manner and figures totally different.
See him at the dinner Of the New York
Press club, where 300 bright witted,
clever headed, nimble fingered, honest
hearted men applaud to the echo his pertinent, his suggestive, his eloquent sentences. Jump thence to the superb
Auditorium in Chicago, where 15,000
yellers and ehouters and footers surround
the 400 or 000 delegates assembled there
to nominate a presidential candidate.
See how they listen. Watch ns they
applaud. Tell me that Clianncey M. Depew, bright, clever, experienced as he
is, could be the force, the factor in affairs, tlie distributer of ideas he is without what St. James would call an unruly evill The fact is, a tongue, like everything else, has its upper and lower,
its good and its' bad, its sweet and its
sour.—Howard in New York Recorder.
Most of the Japanese houses are of
one general shape and two stories in
height. They bre put together by a
curious method of mortising, at
which these people- arc adopts, not
one nail being used throughout the
construction of the wholo building.
—The consumption of Dr. Thomas' Ki-lec-
tric Oil has grown to great nroportn
Notwithstanding the fact thut It bus
now been on the market for ov.ir twenty-one years, its prosporlty is as great
as ever, and the demand for it in that
period has very greatly increased, lt Ih
beneficial in all countries, unil v.-he rev ei
introduced fresh supplies are ctmst.n 1
asked for.
Hebnchodne-xar's Doorstep.
In the Egyptian and Assyrian gallery
of the British museum and in close con-
tinguity to the Hittite monuments and
the bronze gates of Shalmanezar may be
seen an obiect of more than ordinary interest—a very common looking bronze
doorstep from the great temple of E-Lag-
gil at Borsipps, a snburb of Babylon.
This doorstep, ordinary aa it appears, is
of great historical value, aa it not only
has the name of King Nebuchadnezzar
inscribed upon it, but also mentions his
restoration to health and power. It is
no doubt a native offering and an object of great antiquity.—Philadelphia
Bzpr*sslv* Nl.knau.ei.
Tbey hare a rage for nicknames down
at Marblebead. There are so many of
them that now a directory is seriously
under consideration. A veteran boatman whose nether limbs describe almost
a circle is given the euphonious appellative of "Ice Tongs," and answers to it
now among his friends congenial as readily as to bis own family patronymic.
Another townsman walking stiffly along
the winding streets with both arms
hanging straight down before him is
hailed as "Half Past Six," both hands
down, you know,—Boston Journal       ■
In Dr. Kansen's five years' drift across
the arctio regions he takes with him a
stove which at a cost of 4 cents will
cook as large a dinner as any party of 20
could eat. A supply of paraffin costing
this amount will produce an excellently
cooked salmon, leg of mutton, vegetables'and tarts.
Ah electrio alarm bell for use on trains,
tosnpersede the unsatisfactory cord communication, has been successfully tried
in Scotland. In addition to serving aa
an alarm, it can be used for starting
Over the arable areas of Wyoming the
rainfall averages 12 inches. It is heaviest in spring and summer, though a
month has never been known to pass
withont any precipitations whatever.
A colony of bank swallows some years
ago taught a young but observing engineer how to build a tunnel which bis
more learned superiors had refused to
Scientific cooking ls no longer a name.
It is a recognized necessity, and its dyspeptic substitute is not to be much longer put np with;	
HI* Disappearing 1'ulac
"My!" exclaimed the doctor. "You've
hardly any pulse today!"
"Well, don't you remember, doctor,"
replied the patient, "you took lt wben
you  were  here  yesterday?"
Free institutions can be pronerly
worked out only he men. nu'h of
whom is jealous of his own rights
and also sympathetically jealous of
the rights of others—who will neither
himself aggress on his noighbor in
small things or great nor tolerate
aggression on them by others.
Works of love are words of lib
Empty vessels  never know  inough
to bo silent.
Tt will become a matter of wonder
that there should ever have existed
thoso who thought it adin.i'iiblo to
enjoy without working, at the expense of others who worked without
Two-thirds of tho average pastor's
time is spent in "coddling" the
saints instend of. _roing after the sinners .
Effect of the Earth's Motion on Big Shot.
That tlie earth's motion has an appreciable effect upon artillery fire, deflecting the projectile from a straight course,
may be news to many and as such would
probably seem a novel notion. It has,
and tbe exact nature and extent of the
effect iB an important point of study
with artillery experts. An English army
expert told of tho results of many interesting experiments along this line in a
paper read before the Royal Artillery
institution. Firing from north to south
there is a divergence of projectiles to the
left, due to the earth's rotation, and firing due north the divergence ia to the
right. The extent of the "pull" varies
at different points of tho earth's surface
and with projectiles fired at different
speeds and elevations. In England a deflection of five inches ia found to occur
with the projectile of a 12 pounder in a
4,000 yard range.—New York Sun.
Satisfying Vanity.
"It's lovely to have a small bit of vanity," said a little woman, tying her bonnet strings before the glass.
"That's a very unorthodox sentiment,
my dear," laughed the looker on.
"Do you think so? I am not so snre
of that," meditated the little woman, beginning to put on her gloves. "I should
not be able to face the people I have to
Bee today nor accomplish the mission I
have in hand if I was not sure that my
hat is becoming, my gown well fitting
and the other details of my dress irreproachable. 1 know I do look well, and
therefore peoplo like to see me. So I
can please them nnd get what I want.
Candidly, is that vanity? Thero may be
some other name for it."—Exchange.
And    He    Tells    What    Dodd's
Kidney Pills do For Him.
He Knows Others Too Who Have Been
Troubled With Kidney Complaint,
have Used Dodd's Kidney Pill* and
Arc Well People To-day.
Dirdcll, Ont.. March 7th—(Sp.clal.)
—Postmaster Henry Bird of this place
is ono of those grand old men
who carried Britain's flag to victory
over the walls of Sebevstopol. He
tells many interesting tales of those
terrible days, and also how he escapes
the pains and aches brought on by -0
many days and nights of hardships
and exposure.
"I have been troubled for years,"
he says, "with Kidney Trouble
brought on by lying in the trenches
In front of Sebastopol, where thousands of my brothers in arms lost
their lives. But every time I feci my
trouble coming on I use Dodd's Kidney Pills. I have found them do nie
good each and every time.
"I never took more than one or
two boxes at a time, and so never
gave them a chance to make a complete cure In my case. But when I
feel my trouble coming back I shall
surely use Dodd's Kidney Pills ngiiin,
for I know Dodd's Kidney Pills can
do even more than is claimed for
them. I know some of my neighbors
who have used them for the same
trouble as myself and who are well
people to-day."
'I lie real power in Russia is lVhyo-
donosteff, the Procui'i.tor-Qomtrnl ol
the Holy Synod of the Itusso-tliack
Church. He is also th.' most tinted
man in the Empire.
Saves tha Dying
Doctors didn't give Kirs. James
long to live-but  Dr. Agnew'a
FCure for the Heart foiled
them and cured her.
For fifteen years Mr*. John A. .1 times,
of Winrton, Ont., was a great suITerer
from Heart Disease. For days et a time
sbe was conlinctl to bed, und it seemed
as thouirh' every breath misht be her
last. Hit physicians said that she
might "drop off" any minute. With woman's tenacity in suffering, and believing
that "whilo there's life there's hope,"
she started using Dr. Agnew's Cure for
the Heart.    Threo bottles cured her.
This remedy relieves in thirty minute*
anil cures overy form of heart disease
and nervoUBness. 26
Honors do not crente honor.
You cannot ninble lo heaven.
Sinners blame Ihe law for the fruits
of their lusts.
Wo are all  liable to be tripped up
hy our triumphs.
She Shut.
A story ls told of Count Scbouvaloff,
a former Russian ambassador to England. He greatly admired Englishwomen and was heartily annoyed wben
ho offended any one of tbem. While
be wns in London be learned English,
and, having heard one famous English
bentity say "Shut up!" to another, he
Imagined It to be a phrase of polite
agreement, such as "Say no more." In
this sense he himself addressed It to
an Illustrious lady tbe next nlgbt at
dinner, to tbe lady's consternation, and
his own wben later be discovered bis
inistuke.     ,
When n mnn knows how to give the
baby ti bn'.li his wife doesn't know
whether li rejoice because he is so
tlllill't or to weep because he Is so little
i.i, n mail.—New York Press.
The Work of a Higher Being.
Ho (after the proposal)—! hope yon
don't think I've mado a fool of myself,
Miss Penelope?
.She—Oh, no. (A pause.) You know
I am not nn ntlwiat.—Truth
Locusts Devouring Locusts.
In the summer of 1883, in which tho
excessive heat and drought had brought
about the nearly entire disappearance of
vegetation in a good part of the country
and moro particularly in the broken
country of Banda Oriental, 1 had occasion to make a journey from San Jose to
Mercedes. At one place, Los Piedras,
at which the diligence stopped, I noticed
great numbers of locusts of the species
Pezotettix vittiger, Pezotettix inaculi-
pennis nnd Pezotettix arrogaus, which
covered the ground and rocks,
My attention was attracted by the
fact of seeing around one locust 11 number of other individuals of tlio sumo species, which were eating its soft parts
even while it was yet alive and protesting vigorously. I saw different attacks,
in which tho conquerors, two or three at
a timo, got hold of tho weuker members
of their own kind, throwing thein over
and opening the abdomen in order lo
devour the entrails, thoso being the Butter and more savory portions, since they
still contained some of the vegetable
food. Cannibalism hero appeared in its
lowest development, aud the numerous
remains of those which had been eaten
bore witness to the extent to which the
process had been carried.
In the face of facts of this character,
it seems certain that nothing is sacred
in nature when tho prolongation of life,
for the sake of tho preservation of the
species, is concerned.—Carl Berg in Nut-
nral Science.
The governor oi Vlo.divosto.k has
power to deport any person or persons he thinks lit at twenty-four
hours' notice. No reason need be assigned for Ihls summary dismissal.
What makes you Despondent?
—Has the stomach gone wrong ? Hav*
the nerve centres grown tired und listless ? Are you threatened with nervous
prostration ? South American Nervine ,.
nature's corrector, makes the stomach
right, gives a world of nerve force, keeps
tbe circulation perfect. A regular constitution builder for rundown people.
One lady Bays : "X owe my life' to
II Is th* ft*** that has •tood the test of time-stand* I
mg»-th» standard th* world over.   Order through our Is
i*  heaviest etraln-netex
al -sent or direct from na.
•tK*-L«K.    tt. Jean. M.B.
The nppanoge estates are ihe property of the Russian imperial family.
Their area is 20.000,000 acres; AH
profits from the timber go to the private purse ot tho Czar.
The Pali of Rheumatic Pains.
—When a sufferer finds permanent relief in
such a meritorious medicine as South
American Kheumatic Cure, how fjud he
is to tell it. C. W. Mayhew, of Thiunes-
vllle, Ont., couldn't wulk or feed himself
for months—four years ago three bottles
of this great remedy cured hlin—not a
pain since—isn't that encouragement for
rheumatic sufferers ?—82
In the outside world of Russia, tuTB
aro considered a test of the lina.nc.iiil
position of tho wearer, so that ninny
business men aro obliged to tpend a
great deal of money on them.
Heart Di.ease Relieved in 30
Minutes.—Dr.    Airiiew'.    Cure     for the
Heart gives perfect relief in all cases of
Organic or Sympathetic Heart Disease in
B0 minutes, and speeililv effects a cure
It in a peerless remedy fer 1'ulplt.itliin
Shortness of llieuth. Smothering Spills
1 run 111 Left Hide, unil nil symptoms ol a
lliseused Heart.    One -use eonvlncbs.—SS
III the public schools of Japan the
English language is require by law
to be taught. The Japanese joiilhs
in the open ports and commercial
cities are all eager to learn English,
as a passport to wealth, position nnd
AT1VE.—To purge Is Ihe only elVfi-t of
ntpny pills now on the market. Carole-
lee's Vegetable l'ills ure more than a
purirnlive. They strengthen the stiiii-.ui h,
whero other pills weaken 11. They
cleanse the blood b.v regulating the liier
and kidneys, anil they stimulate wlm
other pill compounds depress, NOlliIng
of mi injurious nature, used for merely
purgative powers,  enters Into  their ci.m-
fiosit illllH.
The Emperor of Japan is nu athlete in bis way. lie has iutroilie'i'il
football inlo the I.nnd of the I'hryn-
iintheiiiuni. nnd amuses himself by
playing un amateur gamo in his prl-
vi,te .grounds with some of bis friends,
most of whom are not so fond of it.
Lever's Y-7, (Wlso Head) nislnfui 1
Soon Powder dusted In the null!, h.'Ii
en., the water and dislnfectH.
llesalts of  l:eA„_w)i,.K   u-  tb*  V. S. De- j
imrtuirnt „r A*r.culture.
The United States Department   of i
Agriculture has for several years been
conducting a series of experiments to
determine the dietary value of differ- '
cnt foods.
Nine dietary studies and thirty-one
digestion experiments were carried
on. In the majority ol the dietary
studies and all but one .of the digestion experiments fruit and nuts ton-
stituled all or almost all of the diet.
The results of the investigation emphasize the fact that both fruit and
nuts should be considered as true
foods rather than food accessories.
Tho subjects were two women, three
children, two elderl-y men and two
university students. The men all did
hard nutiiiial labor during a part of
the time, the students working to
support themselves while pursuing
their studies.
The fore given in these experiments
was in every case ono that would appeal to uny normal appetite. Item-
braced honey, tomatoes, aPI'les, bananas, cantaloupes, grapes, verdal,
rornichon, lokny, musrut, scarlet
huus, pears, pomegranates, persimmons, oranges, strawberries, watermelons, ligs, almonds and peanut
butter. The only animal foods allowed were cottage cheese and eggs,
and these in limited quantities. The
cost of such a diet varied from 15
to 18 cents a day.
Comparative experiments were carried along in which animal foods
were employod under tho usual conditions of living, and in these the
daily cost ran from 20 to ISO cents.
It was found that the food eaten
supplied about GO per cent, of the
protein UBually secured by the aver-
ago meat diet, while health and
strength continued the same, if not
improved, and in two or three cases
there was a slight gain in flesh and
Fruits contain little protein, and
nuts are relied on in the fruitarian
plan of eating to balance the ration.
Fruits arc rith in carbohydrates and
nuts in fat. A pound of peanuts,
which costs 7 cents, fiirni.h.'d 1,001
calories of energy at a cost of 3)
cents and protein at a cost of 36
cents a pound. A porterhouse steak
costs for tho some result respectively
22. cents and 81.31 when the steak
can be bought for 2.ri cents a pound.
A   l'rrr«ri o,l Credit© -.
A member of the commercial
swindling fraternity lately called his
creditors together and offered them
in settlement his note for 2 shillings
in the pound on their cluims, payable in four months. His brother,
ono of the lartrest creditors, rather
kicked, but tho debtor took him
aside and said:
"Do not make any objections, and
I will make you a preferred creditor."
Wo the proposal was accepted bv
Presently the preferred brother
"Well, I should like what is coming to me."
"Oh," was the reply, "you won't
get anything; thoy won't any ol
them get anything,''
"But I thought I was a preferred
".So you are. These notes will not
be paid when they come due, but it
will take them lour months to find
out that they are not going to got
anything. But you know it now.
You see, you aro preferred."—London Stundurd,
flermita Arnjy It.miileace.
Considerable sensation has been
made in Paris by llie appeuruueo in
The Oil lllus of an article entitled
"The (Ireatness und Decadence of the
Gurniau Army." The author is evidently very familiar with conditions
in that service. The points he makes
are that the general discontent and
spirit of revolt iu labor circles are
extending to the army, being taken
there by the youths from tho towns
and cities, liy them it ia communicated to the youth from tho country, who, at the end of their service, take it home with them. The
Immediate results are seen in tho
increasing unwillingness of tho youth
of tho country to join thu colors,
for they know boforehand the severe treatment they are likely to receive. The author suys also that the
average (,'erituiii officer Is not only
lacking in enthusiasm in his duties
but is actually cold toward them,
accepting thorn as the dullest routine.
A clever theft was praiseworthy
among the Spartans, uud it is equally so among Christians, provided ihe
theft be on a sufficiently  lurgo scale.
lie who has no vision of eternity will
■ever get a true hold of time.-Carlyl*.
When the little folks take colds
and coughs, don't neglect them
and let them strain the tender
membranes of their lungs,
Give tbem
Cure En!cLuns
It will cure them quickly and
strengthen their lungs.
It is pleasant to take,
Prices, 25c., SOc., nd $1.00.   SN
There are very few cleansing operations in which Sunlight
Soap cannot be used to advant-
age. lt makes the home bright
and clean. m
Mental power cannot be wot. from
ill-fed bruins. '
Despotism in the state is associated
wilh despotism in Ihe family.
Do but Ruin a boy's trust: convince
him by your behavior that von hiivi
his happiness nt heart; let him (Uncover that you are tho wiser of the
two. Ic' hlin experience the benefit of
following your advice and I.ho evils
that arise from disregarding il, nnd
four not thut you will readily enough
guide him.
In our I en.lei- regal'., for the vested
interests of the few, let us hot I'uigot
the rights of the tunny.
We hear a great, ileal about "the
vile body." and ninny are encourngod
by the phraso to trnnsgreS', tbe laws
of henlth. Hut nature .|.lolly feup-
pressi'K those who treat disrespectfully ono of her highest pr, lnrts, nnd
leaves the world to lie peopled by tho
descendants of those who are not n
A hypothetical religion is apt to be
The    (lospel    of  another  life  gives
new life to this one.
T- Uet Kl,l of "111,1" Hmrll.
To remove. . close, "old" smell
from a room it is ncr.essury to take
up the carpet or inutting if there
should happen lo bo cither. The
carpet should bu beaten and fumigated by letting il lie on the
ground for several duys, removing II
at night. Finally it should be covered thickly wilh dry salt, allowed to
stay In tho uun for several hours
and then swept thoroughly. Before
replacing scour thu floor iu hot water und carbolic mid. Thu walls,
if papered, should   liu stripped    and
A Perfect FLOUR For        f£ $ __|
Sold— in original packages
only— by all dealers.
OGILVIfS- Millers to 0.1 H. Tbe Prince of Wales.
Do You Want
It so, th* undersigned wants yontr holiness and will endeavor to glv* satlllaetlOB-
Cash advanead on consignments.     Ksfer.uc*:   Colon Bank of Canada.
Th* oldest Mta.lish-d Grain Commission
Merchant In Winnipeg.
Grain   Exohange,   Wlr.nlpag.
3. 3FHIMK.
Ar*   Vou   __ull<Jlr.sc T      If mo,   u««*
It I* very much atrunnr and thicker than any other (tarred or ballsing) paper. It I* Impervious to wind, keeps out cold, k**p* In heat, car*
rise no smell or odor, absorbs no moisture, Impart* oo taste or flavor t*
anything with which It come* In contact It I* largely ***d sot only tat
ehsatlnjr bouse*, but for lining cold storage building*, refrigerator*, dairies, creameries, and all places where the object 1* to keep as arm and
anlform temperatsr*, and at the same Urn* avoiding dampness.
Writ* mp Aaaata, V.£B A rERIIE, Wlnnlp.g, ter uta-plM.
The E. B. _• DDT CO., Umitod, HULL.
washed    with    chloride of lime,
painted,     scrub with carbolic    acii
soap. When dry havo them repainti
or papered.    If all this is perform,
thoroughly  there should  be    perfc
freshness and cleanliness in place   of
the musty odor.
Bui* fer Hanging Piclnrr*.
An artist gives as a simple general
rule for hanging pictures that whero
only one row is to be hung the central point in each picture should be
ou the level Willi the eye of tho ordinary person. This point is easily
discovered, for thu eye unconsciously
rests upon it af the first glance. In
a vignette portrait, for example,
the central point is tho chin. Careless and ignorant framora of pictures
often disregard this point, which
should regulate thoir work. The central point should be at the exact intersection of two diagonal lines
drawn from thu corners of tha
frame, not the mat. It is a disregard of this which often gives the
picture the effect of slipping out of
its frame..
The  I'l-ninil,
The home of the peanut, or ground
pea (also often called plndnr and goober), Is believed to be Brazil, although
it very soon spread to Africa, China,
Japan nnd India and was recognized
as a valuable agricultural product In
these countries long before it was cultivated on n large scale in its native
soil, wblcb was uot until tbe year 1870.
In the old world, however, it has always been planted and harvested for
the sake of the oil that lt yields. This
Is said to rival olive oil lu quality and
to be used for the same purposes. Tbe
nuts raised In the east nre far richer
In oil than tbe American varieties.
The moi't popular of the American
peanuts Is tbe "Virginia running variety." The pod and nut of the Virginia
variety nre twice lis large ns those of
the North Carolina or African peanut.
The Spanish nuts, usually sold only
after being shelled and salted, are still
.Dialler, but of excellent flavor. Tennessee has two varieties, called the
white and the red, the kernels of the
latter having a dark red skin.
BAKEB, the fnmous Nile Explorer:-
"Newton Abbot, Devun. Dear Sirs—I hav*
delayed my thanks as I wished to test th*
effect of Blair's Pills by a sufficient Interval
of timo.
"Fur ten rears I hsd suffered acntelr front-out ind life bud lost Its attrsction owing to
tbe uncertainty of health and tb* sodden
visitations of tbe enemy which prostrated me
for months, or weeks, according to the f if ulenc*
of the attacks
'■Blair's Pills have rendered me immense
servico, as I nn longer fear an attack of Goat.
"For the last twenty months I nave boon
eomiiirativoly free, as one ur twoatt- mpl*d
visitations have been immediately stamped
out by ihe assistance of Blsir's l'ills.
"Truly yours, (Signed) Kami.. W. Bahr.*
LISAS, SOIS * IV, TM-.-U. .nd M..I-.1.
J. W. -itYSe.LE,  *.,|-,-B, Im.
One dose of Ayer's Cherry
Pectoral at bedtime prevents
night coughs of children.
No croup.  No bronchitis. A
doctor's medicine for all
affections of the throat, bronchial tubes, and lungs. Sold
for over 60 years.
fsr-IlT fur eight years. 'I ii.i.l. nothliur. M..I
*~ It for cmjkIii -nd cnlill, <rp.cl.llT forejBU.
" I lt.ro oi.it Ayer's Cherry Peeten.1 la _r
 . -, _.^j
.r.n."- Mils. W. B. nar«-a. Shelby,
».., He., |l M
All flrnii.litl.
j. a ats
I Koop th* bowel* op*n with one ef
I Ayer's Fill* at b.dtlme, Just aim.
Pec'* Magic Mirror.
There are several accounts of the
manner In which the famous gunpowder plot of 1005 wbb discovered, but
among tbe students of occult science
Ihe belief is thut Its timely discovery
was made by In-. John Dee by menus
of a magic mirror. Proof of how gen-
oral this belief was at one time Is given
by the fact that In some editions of
the Common Prayer Book, published in
the eighteenth century, is to be found
an engraving Inserted before tbe service for Nov. 5 depleting a circular mirror on a stand In which Is the reflection of the bouses of parliament by
night and a person carrying a dark
lantern. On the left side nre two meu
In the costume of the reign of King
Jumcs looking Into the mirror. On the
right side st the top the eye of Providence throws a my ou to the mirror.
Ileneuth ore legs nnd hoofs, ns lf evil
spirits were making their exit
A   dona   I'l.l'O   to   Aiold.
In the northern Slum states, on tbe
border of Burma, there ls a trlbo called
tbe Wlhl Wns. These people propitiate
with human skulls the demons whom
they worship. Outside every village In
their country there aro many posts, all
In one line, decked with human skulls,
A niche ls cut In the back of each post,
with s ledge on which the skull can
rest uud i-rin through a bole In front
of It. Hvery village has a dozen and
some as many as a hundred.of these
tiead posts. Fresh skulls sre lu special
request at harvest lime and are purchased for large sums, tbose of distinguished visitors being particularly desired.
Latent Energy.
It bas been computed that In a single
■uliie foot of the ether which fills all
'pace there arc locked up 10,000 foot
ons of energy which hns hitherto cs-
■iiped notice. Tu unlock this boundless
itore and subdue it to the service of
nan ls a task that awaits the elec-
rlclan of the future.
A Pill in Time
will save a serious sickness, especially
to people subject to Bilious attacks.
Sick Headaches or who suffer from
Stomach disorders. A pill in need is a
friend indeed, and you should never
be without a box of
, Beecham's
_l Sold Everywhere. In box** CS cents.
Brush & C°>l
hrrr i., fi.
>U, Hill'
• liiel.i - *i_M«|| furl,   !■ ri
mm, "i:.mt.-.1ii„, l\ s. ..
'••- I    t.l.lrr,, 4'. Ir.
Every .lupuncso barrack baa a flytiv-
uisii.iii.aml thu .lapa_.~'sc .sola ires
rank anioiiff tho best ^ymnaHts in tho
world. In half a minute thuy ran
If ale a fourteen-foot wall by ►.imply
btnuxlin^ (in each others' RhoUlderH,
ono man supporting two or ihreu
There never wnn ami never will he a
'Jit!versa I muiutea, in one remedy, for all
11 Ih to Which il<*."(i Ih heir— the very nature of many curaliveH beinn nuch that
it ere the kith is of other and differently
seated dlSSasfl rooted in the system of
.he nut lent--ivhut would relieve one ill
in turn would uinrruvato the other. We
tinve. however. iu Quinine Wine, when
ibtainablt ill SOUnd; unadulterated s'ute,
a remedy for njuiiy and _'rievouH illy, fly
ilri irn.iiiinl and iudiiious use the (rajtsst
■".VHtenih are led into OOUVaJsSCVncS and
fir-snath hy the Jiifluem-e v. Inch Quinine
■xertN on nature'N own re*>ioi.itiveri. It
relieves the drooi'iiinr MpirilN of t l.-r-e
..-Jt.i whom a (hionii- xtate of morhld
dsspondeaev and lack of fatsrsst fn life
it- a diHeuHe. uuu 1>V trunquiliximr the
uervi'H. diKj»oHeH to nouihI und refrt-diinu*
sleen—hii'mrtH vicor to the Mition of the
ill I      which,   in'iiij*.   *:i nniiMt'iii.   course
through the veins, strene.tlieiiin»r tha
healthy animal functions of ihe system,
thereby iiinlifiiir activity a necesMarv result, "i(■■■iii-iin-rum' ihe frame and rHvbnf
ife to tho digestive orimtir.. which naturally demand llicresxl nuhsta nee—result
improved appetite. Northrop &. I.vtimu
if Toronto. huve riven to the public
their Superior Quinine Wine at tho uhuhI
-ute, and, ir-H-i-ieil hy rhe opinions of
IClentlStS, the wine approuchef* nearer-it
i.'iiiTi ion of any in the market. Ml
InijriiistM  sell  It.
NM ono ran bo perfectly free till all
nre free: no one can he /MJrfocUv
moraJ till all ure moral; no om» eait
be perfectly happy till all are happy.
A   Strict   (irnmimrlnn.
"You tblnk n grent deal of your bus-
band, don't you?" said tbe visiting
"Vou have tbe wrong preposition,"
Answered Mr. Meekton's wife, wltb tbe
coltl tones of tbe superior woman. "1
think for blm."
The saying'that beauty Is but skin
deep in a iknl deep saying.
Command in a blight to tho affection!-. Whatsoever of beauty—whatsoever o poetry—there Is in the passion that m.iites the sexes withovi. up
and dies in the cold atmosphere ot
W    N    U w,M i n.,.,1    ii,, ...
"ftfr, *- -v.,- -' ■••; >;'. «f*± t$Q*< *_ i-«
_«SJ*-^rtL--*^-..-SfcW£BW*aiW.^^«-..,.    ..-.
nt   He-man*  Advocate.
CiiKstalili-lijuil Apj.-i.) ., lb-9.1
.'Mrs. 31. W'ruiTNKV. 'Rublisitf.'-
.UFfiCK: 2625 Westminster avenne.;
.Enulisi.   OFFICE-—-iIO tJWei'l  itreet,
I'L.ndu-i, E  .«... JEnrMaifd   Where a
.file of "Tha Atl vitiate"  is kept fur
Local Items.
Tel. B1405.
, Subscription $1 a year   payable   iu
5 cents a Copy.
:.*f otica. of Births, Marriages, and Deaths
published free of charge.
Vnncouver, B. C, May 7, .904.
'She closihR meeting, for tbe winter
season, of (lie bhilimathiau.Society wns
held ou Tuesday "e'viiiing at llie home
of Mr. aud Mi's. Geo. Glover, Seventh
aveuue, east, and took the form of a
Ockei Social Each member dressed or
■wore some erjicle to represent a cake.
There-were a liunibci- of exceedingly
Avenue Furniture
Mart We give Credit.
1 iui ■. oootiioacooacocsoooo
Below you will fiud a description of
a few of our goods with the prices attached but remember we givo you 10%
off for cash If you arc )>as9iug oar
way just step in and examine our goods:
we* shall be very bappy to show you
over the store mid explain our Ensy
Tiiue Payment System:
Carpet squares bright  colors from |7.60
Spring Couches   10.50
Bedroom Suits from 18.60-
.    17 95
.    15. 00:
< ram wus to guess the cake each repre- j Linoleums, Floor Cloths, Etc.
iciited      Miss Auum  Bui rill  won  Ihe. any-, J. Waters, MuuiigerFurnitureDept.
first piize. 11 100I; bonk,  and Mr. Chas.
pretty costumes worn by the ladies and
, ,, ,..,,,, j   , I'VIWUI       ■;,,..   ii.jiii
the gentlemeu furnished (lie odd repre- sideboa,.(l8 .French p]ate
seutatiims.   The first item ou  the pro- Baby Buggies.from
^^iiud.it is well  worth
been   made- -
-.-*    **-.ii,,l  il    iu i„-,ll    w-nrtli    considering.—
that the Tourist As.ociat.iou take,charge
of andruu the.Dominion Dny Oelobrn-
.tiou.'■ In the past it has teen everybody's business, (which means
nobody's), to attend to this affair, and
although the results of the gentlemen':
efforts, who took the matter iu liiittd,
lhave been open to criticism, still Ihey
have done about as well as auybody else
\Would. What the citizens wuut is
something better liiun Ihe past lias yel
given us, au ever increasing list ot
. amusements, so that we can offer such
a list of attractions as will bring people
itom all parts of Ihe city. Iu order to
do this the directors of the attractions
must be made responsible to the public
iu some way. The malinger must receive
ia proper remuueratinu for his services.
And the business of entertaining the
oublic, to be successful,  must  be eon-
Eeelel- ibe bon'solation, a toy pistol.
Alter the cake guessing contest was
diipisnl of a long list of ques-
lions hnd to be uuswereil, • .each with n
v, i.rri the t palling of which would be
Ihe snme whether read forward or
backward. In this contest Misses F.
Flnrfotd and 0. Moirison and Mr.
Keeler won the first pi ize. while Mrs.
Keller nnd Mr. CllmtningH won the
consolation. Mr, Clemen! provided
interesting entertainment b.v pbrenol
ogi/.ing bends, and it \vi s not surprising
be found iitiiv ; 1 1.1.IM s among I In
numbers. Music, singing uud refresh,
mi'iits v, ere "Hier features of llie evening Thou- present, and tlie cakes
1'epi-i seiueil, in ra : Miss Minne Verge,
I'niry-   enke;   Miss     Florence   Harford.
Grocery Department.
When you pay for high-grade Tabic
Butter you dou't want to bo compelled
to use it by by cooking. You can depend on the quality of Butter you get
hero to be just as we represent it.
Especially nice Creamery at 26c
5. T. Wallace
Westminster avenue & Harris street.
Telepbone )2«B
Mailorders Promptly Filled.
O bit liar
'Ihe funeral of Mrs. Elizabeth Hicks
wile ut • Mr. Wm. Hicks, who died on
Friduy evening last, took place.1111 Monday afternoon from the family residence
on. i-n cake: M;ss Anna li-.tn-ritt. imperial   "ll   Eighteenth
cake: Miss Vinhl Blo'nuiflcld, bride's
cake ; Mtts (Inn i linriuid. snow cake;
Miss Lydia Copelaud, wjjlte lady's,
lake; Miss Louise-Verge, 1 2 ;i -I cake;
Miss Madge BlnomfiVki, gold cake;
Miss Olive Morrison, 1 2 3 4 cake:
Miss Rose Glover, kenneth cuke; Miss
I Gertrude Glover, aunt Sally cake;
Mrs. Chas   Keeler,   ribbon  cake;   Mr.
Mr. W. .1.
Clement, marble cake; Mr. Harry
Stevens, jubilee cake-; Mr: Ralph S.
Cuuiniingf., ice cream rclte: Mr. Harvey
Buiritt, hard money cake; Mr. Vernon
Shilvock, pancake; Mr. Blake, ribbon
cake; Mr. Leonard Shilvock, spouge
cake ;   Mr. Chas. Keeler, jelly cake.
A picnic is   being arra'uged  by   the
tiidy members for the 34th of May.
.ducted ou business priuaiples,liud us a. Herbert l-i rl'ord, tea take
.business.   This, we believe, the Tourist
..Association is eminently fitted to do.
They have undertaken the collection of
money from the public to be expended
in the interests of the public, and have
done so successfully It is their business to bring the attractions of the city
before tlie world aud .to bring the less
Jortnnate, (those whose abidiug place is
i,in  other  parts), to Vnncouver.   It is
..only adding to (heir duties to gee them
to make themselves responsible for the
(.Dominion Day Celebration, the collection of subscriptions, the entertainment
of tbe public, and tbe proper disburse-
•.ment of the funds ai their disposal. If
there should be, by good luck or good
■management, any surplus tbeu it should
go to swell the treasury of .that important Association.
-. .TO-DAY tbe Ratepayers will decide
by ballot on thu passing of  the Hospital
.. ..and Street Improvement By-laws, which
have been pu hlishcd the past five weeks
•liu "The Advocato" exclusively. Proper-
,   ty owuers are too much alive to their
,   interests to neglect to   cast  a   vote iu
■;, sfavor of these most important measures
,.   to advance Vancouver.   Wo anticipate
:   a large vote will   'ie   polled.   On these
,   by-laws tbe        citizejis       nre:
1 -United in their desiro to see them pass-
1   ed.     Tlie   Woman's Auxiliary of the
j. Hospital Board are workiug earnestly in
1 .i.^hn'-»wtter.   Citizens at largo are eager
.   to.su> the Street Improvement By-lawi
,   oarried before our next rainy season is
1  here again.
"Geography of the Dominion of
Canada,'' is:;recent publication issued
b.v Iho Department of the Interior,
Ottawa. -Besides, many line maps
it is well illustrated, curl the descriptive
portion conveys a comprehensive idea of
the clininle, products, scenery, etc., of
Canada The growth of tbe products
of tlie snil, growth uf immigration,
education-, manufacturing, exports,"
etc., is illustrated by various sized
men, horses and cattle, wagons, sacks,
traiu of ears, and colored diagrams.ilt is
worth having aud any one will be1
repaid for writing for a copy of ihiB
large number of friends present al the
funeral service which was.conducted by
Rev. C...H. M. Su.hei.aiid. assisted by
Revs. Kiii.son, Bryant and Green. The
floral tributes wero many aud.beautiful.
Mi's. Blebs was bor.u in,Corn wall, England, aud was 78 yeai-sof age.; she.came,
to' Brifi'sb Columbia' li) years ago.
Besides a .husband the following children are leftto mourn Her loss:..G. P.
Hicks, Mrs S. Klkius, Mrs. W. Kerfoot,'
Vancouver; William Hicks. Gideon
Hicks nud Rev. J. P. Hicks, Victoria;
Rev. Jas. Hiuks, Mission City. Tlie
aged husband and children of the de-,
•c used lady hay • tho s inpnlhy of a
wide circle of .friends iu their sad
bereavement. ,
Mr. Mm-Gaskoll returned this week
from a six mouths stay in Bristol England.
Mr. MeCntclii'ini, Ihe Mt. Pleasant
Barber, has moved into his new building this wt i-k, ' 11 West minster .avenue
near Ninth.
■ ""Progress—nee "Truth"—publishod
I by C. H Lugriu with 0, II. Gibbons as',
_ associate editor is an interesting we.ikly I
,..1 of Victoria Tho typographical appear-
. auce of ihe p iper is attractive, autl with
j-,.tho two well-known newspapermen ns
, editors we anticipate a most successful
,   career for "Ptogrcss "
Mr. Russ Pengelly, son of Mr. A
Pengelly, Eleventh avmine, left Thursday for Kelowna, where he will engage
in funning.
-iincttuii ul u'l'stmiiini 1 iiviinii' itini ift'sil
minster rasd,    SKItfl' l.s  nt 11 „. m., ,m(|
' .7:30 p, 111.j Bunday Bch-ol sl-.-ao 11. in.   Kev.
'   p*p. A. iVJlion.B. A., Pastor, Manse oornor ot
' -t'lglitb.svi'nue sinl initio in ilreet,   Tel. (0_0,
'    Coriiuiot Nlni    Kiel  IVestnllnster av*au*i,
.'.EltviiiKH at 1111. in.   mi.1 7 p. in.; Sunday
1 -khool fcnil Blbl. CJIhss l:8tl p.m.   U«v. 6, 11.
;    M.H.iitlieiliin'l, I'HKtDi    llarsottag* 138 K.levenlli
avenue,   went.
1 Br MiciiAi.i. s, (Anglican).
Corner Wutniluitoi r.o*Q and Prince iMwnrii
'ilrSSt,  fMUVVIORI nt II n. in., nml 7:30 p.m..
J   Holy Ct11nu11111l.il Isi unil ...1 Hundays In each
mnntli sfter mornliiK i'iii> -'I and itli Sun
, .rtsyM st ss. m. Sunday Seluml nt 3;SO p.m.
_" Kev. '.. II. Wilion, l(' iim. Itesiileace :>7-'
"( ^hlrlrenth HVenne, oast.
Seventh Hveinie, battvuBii  n'estmtniter nvc
.nneiitn'. Quebec street.   SKUVN'KS nt 11 a. in.,
.11111I 7::«ip. in.; suniliiy ttuliool  nl St:HO p.m.
' ikcv. A. w. McLcort. 1,'nalor.  Resldanct 489
■ Sixth avenue,unht
MttHSkl.tlbtltttaU ■ CUunll   (nnt7th (lay Ad
_ ^enlliils) i'orner Ninth nvuiiun nml  IVoilmtrr
* ^ler innil,   Hei-viren II n m.. and 7:80 p.m..
Sunday Sehpol nt   10 a.m.     Young peoples'
J .'Socloi^ pi boyuMVorkei-s ol Christian Kuilen-
.vox moots every Bundnrovdhlngat fi: iio'clm-k
iCrayer-iueellug Woilne. lay ulgbtsat 8o'clock.
W. J. Aunaud is having   a  rush   for
bicycles   tit  his    East   End    Cyclery,
Hustings street.
Take yonr picture framing to W. G.
Seip, corner Hornby aud Homer streets;
telephone 8112.
Manninu.—Born to Mr. and Mrs.  E.
.1. Manning, 2844 Prince Edward street,
May lid, a daughter .
Read the. Jscw York Dental Parlors
advertisement in Ibis paper, then go to
Now York Denial Parlors for your work
Changes for advertisements should be
in before Thursday noon to insure their
IT you waut *tr. know what is
I .httpppniiig on Alt. Pleasant
, iwai The Advocate—$i p
. yenr, 50c for six months,
By telling merelianis they saw their
( rttflverlisementH in 'I'm" Aliviu'ATK oar
^rtoitders will erinfcr a fnvor IIUll holnithe
The first '.esson that the voting f_;irl 1ms
of womanhood is usually a parnfulione.
She learns tn know vUnt !ii-;ul.iclir menus,
unci biiekncln-, nml soul'limes is s:nlly
borne down by this new experience of life:.
All the pain and mi-cry which ypung
Ifirls comiuonly experience ut such u lime
may. in altnoftt every Instance, lie eiitlrely
preveateil or ciuiil by tlie use of Uoctor
.Pierce's Pavorlte Prescription, It esinb-
lislies regularity. It 'nae:, up the gt ner..l
health, ami cures headache, bsclrnehe,
nervotlsnesi snd other consequences of
woinuiily '.veiiknfss or disease,
The anxious mother of llie family oftentimes carries the whole burden of responsibility so.far ns the home medication of
common ailments of the ftirl# or boys are
concerned. The cost of tlie doctor's visits
is very often much too urcat. At such
times the mother is invited to write to Dr.
R. V. Pi-rcc, of Buffalo. N. Y., for medical
advice, which is piven free. _ Currespond-
_oce is held strictly confidential.
Barked up by over a third of a century
of remarkable and uniform cares, a record
such a3 uo other r.uu-oy for the diseases
ami weaknesses peculiar to women ever
attained, the proprietors aud makers of Dr.
fPlerce'S Pavorlte Prescription now feel
tally warranted in ofTerinir to pay $500 in
legal money i.l" Ihc United Slates for any
cue of Leucorrhea, Female Weakness, l'r.o-
lnpsus, or Palling of Womb, which they
cannot cure. All tlie World's Dispensary
Medical Association, Proprietors, of Buffalo, M. Y., ask is rt fair and reasonable
trial of their means of care.
" Yourwoiiilerlnl medicine, 'Favorite Prescription,' lias helped nu- erenlly iu time of suller-
inR," write. Mrs, Mliita Wright, of lidwerds,
linl. " 1.1st winter 1 wss unable to do my work,
was a, l.t ccmbueil in iviiruary, and n lady in
niTnoia wrote mid l.ild nie about vmr medicine.
I used three boltlev'Of ' Pavorlte Prescrlpflon,'
and will sny 1 hnd llieen i. 11 nnilquicktst^con-
|,„ nn i:l I' "• • btl I Had Unci- ..il'dl a !"■-
fore, nud wir.ild ,.if.,- r 111,111 t ,v, inv-fmir tn lllirty-
six hours before uhtb, ' 111 litis time indv'two
lumrt .: ;'■■■ :i ffl" ' ' ■ ■ ' 1 m a sbe fs the
1,1., .1 1,   Ithy .im 1   1 ■ ■ Hill usiiiK the
-.'\\,,: . ...    ■ I 'i Ionic ■•
The  Educated VtHorman'.
CliARLOTTE    PllltKINK    GlLMAN,    IN
••Twentieth ObNtury Home."
Current opinion about women changes
so rapidly in these days, 'to keep up
wilh the steady advance of their position, thai. It Is something of a shock to
find here and there some heavy leftovers of old prejudice against that advance.
We ought not to he astonished, now
lhat we have learned what race bored
ity does to llie mind, how ancient habits
of thought and feeling persist in us for
many generations—persist, indeed, until we exert our own conscious power
of judgment and drive them out.
What our ancestors thought about
women Is no secret. All early literature preserves their anything but complimentary views. Those who take
their impressions from modern romantic fiction should modify .them by
a glance at some authority of pro-chiv-
nlrJc days.
There was a time when the popular
mind believed "a man of-straw is worth
a woman of gold," and, as a matter of
fact, the popular mind .has not yet recovered from it.
Our reverence for the mother dates
farther yet, to the very bottom, to -that
remote 'but long.enduring period of the
matrinrchate; our fondness for the
sweetheart, wife and daughter is but.
natural; but as to women in general—
just women—we are stili possessed of
much of our ancestral error.
•When the grea.t renascence of women began, the event of the nineteenth
century, one of their flr&t.demlipids .was
for .edueu'MoiiI and great was the outcry
against it. Some of us ure still crying out—which does not stop the advance of women, hut does locate-the
objector as to-the, date of his minil.
It is so easy, wlthany thought less
than* a hundred years old. to see the
manifold advantages of a well-developed,  well-stocked brain .in a  woman.
Looking nt her only as a female, she
still represents half the human race,
and as mother Is the most Important
half In r:ife-bul!illng. The guy, pretty,
coquettish girl may be never so attractive to a wooer, bill the ion::
stretch of life '-alls im- more lasting
qualities than these,
We may be amusedly the errors of
Uninformed girlhood, and by the queer
blank spaces In her so largely-vaeiiai
mind. Hut errors end vneancy are'
poor companions In live wilh—as Lord
Chesterfield knew when telling his
much-advised son to marry a womani
of intelligence-"For thou wilt, find'
there is nothing more fulsome than a
Those who fear a loss of the more
sapci flci-a! charms might qulcY thelr
fcars hy referring to the love-tales of'
the I3.ist. Tt|C Light fit the Harem
was no fool.
See how the favorite Is described in
the story of Khaleefeh, the Fisherman:
"She was endowed with the utmost
beauty and loveliness, and fine stn.ture,
and justness of form; and among the
number of her excellences were these:
that -she knew all sciences and arts,
and composed verses, and played upon
all kiln's of musical Instruments . .
.   she  war unequalled  in  lier a_-e."
In our preference lor bodily attractions, are we so sure lhat ignorance'
enhances even physical beauty?
.The most beautiful people of all time,
the Greeks, were the most Intellectual.
It lakes Intellecl to appreciate beauty,
and lo develop It. The most beautiful
elms is the educated, not the Ignorant.
Ocraslonnlly there Is beauty of a sort
among underbred people, but .it Js  not
the best sort even then. And quite
beyond .this chance prettiness of face
or form, when we come really to an-
aly v ."'.nd measure the "points" of.hu-
mx. i eauty, and the sound health and
physical training necessary to maintain
the best type, It is only education which
can teach women to know real beauty,
to value and preserve lt.
In the ideal marriage, .where an honest passion needs lasting health and
vigor to keep it pure and permanent,
and where the friendship, which is as
essential, needs the companionship of
an equal mind and the broad and cheerful tolerance of an equal experience,
the educated woman ls a most necessary factor. It Is hoi too much education, but ,too little, which has given
ground for objection so far. The average man, with his Inheritance of pre-
historic .views of women, looking only
for a house-servant and submissive
worshipper, or for some esoteric superiority in "Instinct" which shall
never contravene bis superiority of intellect, If be finds his housework ill
done, bis opinions contradicted, and yet
at the same time a dependent and self-
indulgent woman un his hands, Is offended—and hastily lays the blame tm
lt .does not belong there. The truly
well-educated woman Is a wiser and
more careful mother, a better housekeeper, though she may do the work
by proxy; .and too broad-minded to b"
contentious. "A little learning is n
dangerous thing" for man or woman.
If a girl is strong on ancient history
and weak on modern life, she is not
well-educated. But .that transition
period is rapidly passing. The opportunities for woman widen every year.
She has now more common-school edu
cation .turn the boy. She has college
advantages In the majority of ou
states. She may enter the professions,
arts, trades, business of all sorts, and
sbe does.
Her reading is no longer confined to
love-stories alid directions for amateur
housekeeping. She keeps in touch with
the world "in books and work and
healthful play," and the world is better for her hand upon it.
One of the plainest reasons for our
frequent misfits in marriage is that a
man, of such and such character and
habits, .marries a girl—uot even a wo
man, but a girl, of nascent, negative,
Indeterminate character and habits,
with no range and no purpose—a potential human being, perhaps, but not
a real one. Tie does not 'know what
he is getting. She is pretty, affectionate; cheerful; Ihey "love" each other,
and so they begin life in the closest,
most flexible companionship ever invented by mankind.
Then sbe becomes thus and so—something very different rrom what he expected—lf he  expected  anything.
True education means the full development of personal character; the
bringing out of all that one Is, and1 the
supply of such Information as will enable one to do and be the utmost possible.
A woman so educated-is a clearly de
fined personality. A man meeting her
could form some judgment of her compatibility. If he did not like that kind,
he need not marry it. And she, the
final arbiter, would be Infinitely better
able to know what she wanted, to take
it when she found it, and to stick to it
when  she  had U.
The abundant unhappiness in marriage is no result of education, but quite
the contrary.
With the increase of wise, well-inform' d, able women we may look for
far more stable and happy homes.
In every educational movement of tlie
day, whether In pure science, high art,
motor t:_Jnlng, or practical business,
women should be to the fore. They
need more education than men—be
cause they have had less. They need
the fullest and best education, because
■the world needs ull the able citizens it
can get. And they need tt, most of
all, because they are the main factors
in human development—and when opr
mothers are properly educated the fool-
killer can go out of business. Would
there be no men fools? Yps, but if
women were not fools, such men would
die bachelors.
City of Vancouver.
SEALED TENDERS will be received
by the undersigned up to Thursday
the 12th of May 1904 at 4 p. to., for the
sprinkling of certain streets iu the City
of Vaucouver. Specifications can be
Been at the office of iihe City Engineer,
Each tender to be accompanied by a
marked cheque or cash deposit of $26.00
The lowest or any tender not neoessarily
Vancouver, B. O, May 3d, 1904.
City of   Vancouver*
TENDERS will 'be received by Ihe
undersigned up to Thursday Mny IVth
1901 at. 4 p.m., for furnishing gravel
and sand and towing slag from Ladv-
sinith to Van-Oliver, Specifications n ay
bo Seen in the office of the City Engi
user, A deposit of $2B.00 to accompany
each tender. The lowest or any tender
not necessarily accepted.
Vancouver, May (lib, 11101
City of Vancouver.
TAKE NOTICE that a By-law is into ided to be passed by tho City Council
for levying a frontage rale to pay for the
block paving to bo constructed on
Pender Street from Burrard to Abbott
Street and that a statement showing the-
Inntis liable to pay the said rate nnd the
nuru'.'sof the owners thereof, so far as
they can be ascertained from the last
revised assessment roll, is now lik-d in
the office of the City Clerk, and is open
for inspection during office hours. The
estimated cost of tlie work is $28,081.00,
of which $7,077.00 is to be provided out
of the general funds of the City. A
Court of Revision will be held on Mny
80th 1904, at. 9 p m., nt the City Hall,
for the pnrposo of hearing complaints
against the proposed assessment or
accuracy of the frontage measurement
or any'othor complaint wliich persons
interested may desire to make, and
which is by law oognh-ablo by theCourt.
April 39th, 1904.
See When Your Lodge Meets
Tho 2d and 4th iMondnys of the month
Oourt Vancouver, I. 0. F., meets at
. p nt.
Ml, Ph'iisnntT-oilgo No. Ill, JjO.'O.E.,
niivts at H p. in.
Vanoouvi*'  Conncil   No. i'lln,   Canadian Order of Chosen  Friends  meets
Ibe gdilUil 4t.li Thursdays of the month.
Alexandra Hive No 7, Ladies of the
Maccabees holds, its regular meetings ou
the 1st, and .'id Fridays of the. month
City   of  Vancouver.
TAKE NOTICE that a By-law is intended to be passed by the City Council
for levying a frontage rate to pay for
the Concreting, Grading, etc., to be constructed on Pender Streel from Burrard
to Abholt Street and that a statement
stowing the,lands liable lo pay the. said
rate aud the mimes of tbe owners
thereof, so far- as Ihey can be ascertained
from the'iust revised assessment roll, is
now filed in tlie office of the City Clerk
and is open for inspection during office
hoar.. The estimated cost, of the work
is $-0,400.9.2, of wliich $10,546,48 is to
be provided out of the general funds of
Ibe Oity. A Court of Revision will be
held on May 80th 1904, tit 9 p. 111., tit the
City Hal], for the purpose of hearing
ooiuplainu against the proposed assessment or acoaf.sy of Ihe frontage
measnremen.' or any other couiplniut
which persons interested may desire to
make, and which is by law cognizable
by the Court,
April 29th, 1904.
Voters'  List.
FOR 1904.
PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given
tbat Ihe Voters' List for tho City of
Vaucouver for A. D. 1904 lias boon
completed, nnd shall remain iu iny
office until the 1st of September, 1904,
for examination b.v all concerned
Any person who shall claim to t
added to said Voters', List, or any
Elector wbo shall desire to have any
name erased therefrom shall prefer his
or her request 111 .writing, signed with
his or her name, stating the Ward ti
wliich lie or she belongs, and shall de
liver or cnuselhe same to be delivered
lo mc within the time lieveinlofore
Vancouver, B. O., April 121 li, 1904.
at the next regular meeting of the Board
of License Commissioners for Ihe
Municipality of South Vancouver, I,
s'.ii.ll apply for a transfer of the Hotel
License for the premises situated on.
Block 8, Subdivision of District. Lot 898,
known as the Gladstone Inn in the said
Municipality of South Vancouver to
William Cununings.
If yon know any items of Mt.Pleasant
news—Social, Personal or any other
news items-send them iu lo "The
Advocate," or by lelephono- Bl 106,
Bofore spirting on a shopping tour,
look over Ihc adveitiscmenls in llie
TENDERS will In- received until
2 o'clock on Saturday Maj 21st. for (he
For building about 21 chains of Road
from Cedar Cottage Station westoruly
between District Lot Tiil and 768 and
bctw.P0ii.76O nnd ,764 to ihe ocntre ol'
said Lot 76. thence north 10 the Cily
Also for continuing the Cedar Cottage
Road.from where already built, 5 chains
northemly from the Electric Railway
track between District Lot 752 and 75.8..
And for making about 14 chains nf
the Road numbered E on tho plan of
the Wood estate from the northside
of Mr. Oluxton's forge on Ceutre fload
near Ebuvnc Bridge to Block 82.
And for taking out Stumps and
Logs and grading the Ferris .toad 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 aocoptcd.
William ti. WALKliK,  C. M. C.
Municipal Hall, April 20, 11104
Tun Ai.V'ir.vi.. im.Iw i.vs glad lo receive
it ■ is -.',-.. ■:•■!. ■ '•■■-'. 1.al 11' otber 1. \ h
:   - .1   •   •■ .-'. ,  1  news ilenis to
Ihe olllce of by telephone, 111406,
Summer flannels.
\\^E ARE ALL creatures
of circumstance—all walking the treadmill of routine. But
we mustn't keep it up inoessautly.
We'll soon want to jump off for
a week or two and look at tho
green fields, limpid -waters, and
golf sticks.
Suitable clothing helps to make
tbe holiday enjoyable.
Here are tho new styles iu Summer Flannel Suits at $9.50, $10.00,
$11.00, $12.50. Some with vest
and s 0 111 e without. Single-
breasted, double-breasted 0 r
Norfolk style, but nil having
coats unfilled except at the places
where lining is required to make
the garment bold its shape.
Y'on'U appreciate this as soon as
you see the suit and ns long as
you wear it,
1 jBrt'itii-
"v/;-J";jp M>-i_>f,clS?y!iioiir
mm 11
,#*'-''    '    fc£5/'     !_____/
.s,,y:„...,, ,.,,.|£j.
The Best   Health
FOOd   in the market is*
Muir's Wholewheat
Try   it."
Mt. Pleasant Bakery
Telephone 443
For Pleasure or Profit
Consult. Nelson's Seed Catalogue.
Free for the asking.
See Collection
No. 1, 12 pkgs., Vegetable Seeds for 25c
"   2, 1,0    "     Flower "     "   26c
"   8, 12     "      Mixed "      "    25c
"    1, -4     "     Vegetable      "      "    50c
"  5, 20    "    Flower "     "   50c
Big Family Collection $1.00
Nclsou's    Big   Dollar    Flower    Seed
Collection,    84    inK'kages,     for    $1.00
Nelson's  Drug &
Seed Stores
Corner  Robson   and Granville Streets,
niid 085 Hastings Street.
Bring Your
Picture Framing
to the SEIP MFC., CQ.
Oorner of Georgia and Horuby streots.
Tel. 882. Photos Enlarosd.
Palace Stables.
Pender St. Telephone Af_Wf
J. J, SPARROW, Proprietor.    *
**-^Which Meet on nt. Pleasant
I. O.  O. F.
Mt. ','leasnut Lodge No. 19meets every
Tuesday at 8 p. nt , iii Oddfellows Hall
Arobr Block, Mt, Pleasant.
Sojourning brethren cordially invited
to attend.
Noble Grand—W. R. Owens,
57:11 Westminster rnnd
Recoupinii Skcketahy—J.  Pnxm.vi,
132 'Dufferin street, west.
I. O. F.
Court Vancouver 1328, Independent
Order of Foresters meets 2d uud 4th
Mondays of each month at 8 p. m.
Visiting brethren always welcome.
Chiki.- Ranoku—W. G. -Taylor,
-'•-7 Kejfor street, City.
Rkcohdino Skcrktauy—W. II. Dellon,
.178 Tenth avenue', oh.i.
Financial Skckktaky—M. J. Crchan,
nil l'i-ini'i'ss_ti-e-t, city.  Telephone
Alexandra Hive No. 7, holds regular
Review 1st and 8d Fridays of each
mouth in I. O. O. F., Hall corner Westminster and Seventh avenues.
Visiting Ladies always welcome.
Lady Coiumatider—Mfl), Fitch.
Lady Record  Keeper—Mrs.   Mary   A.
Footo, 889 Ninth avenue, eaat.
Vancouver Council, No. 211a, meets
every Sd and Jill Tlnu'-doys of each
mouth, in I O. 0. I''., -trill, corner
Seventh *nd Westminster avenues.
Sojourning  Friends always welcome.
W. f. Flewelling, ChierCouneillor.
Miss A. Chambers,   Hec.n-ili-r,
 -aim WciiinliiMcrnv-niic    Tel. WO,
For   local   news   subscribe     for   THE
ADVOCATE only 31 for 12 months.
Westminster Ave., next Glasgow Houro
.lohn  Gillman,  Proprietor.!
THRBB CHjURB,  and a first-class Bath
Room  is rnn in couneclion with  tbo
Barber Shop- giv< Ibis place a tried.
Jas. Carnahan.
onli'is 1'i-cniptly aitehil.tt tn;   itijdil .or
- tiny,   clitificit nintlMiHilc.
Office : 37 Hastings street, west',-
Telephone Number 47S..
If you waul a
Ring  up
Telephone  987
or  call   aronnd   at   tbe *n«t
Works,   814   Homer   street.
Iu any ease your wants wil' receive tho I
most courteous  nnd  careful attention.
■ "~i »   ' ' ~|i-pii«i*«-->ii*-i*
t. & J. HARDV & CO.
Company,  Financial,  Pnnse and
Advuhtisekh' Agents.
ao FloetSt., Loudon,  K. C,   Kntfi'.uCl, \
Oolouiul Business 11 Specialty..
Trade Marks
Copyrights &C-
An~nno HeiHlIiiK a Kketnt* nun <.cr.cr.ptlon mny
quickly nscorttili. our opinion froo wliotlicr nn
Jiivontlon it) prniinlily pii.eiili.l>.o.   fommuhlrn.
ii"u." 'Nh'iU'.'i'iiii'l.-ii'hl. liuiiriliuokoii l-ateut-
flput fr«o. Oldest nt'Oiicy for nrrurlnr( patmiti.
"1 (,.i.'."i  i]iii<u_.li  Miinu \ (.'''. r.'c'Mvo
tprelal notice, wi
lirut ctinri/o, in tho
Scientific JUnerican.
A hnnilHOiiKly illuptnilod w-'Alily. l-nrnont. *■!.*•
uulnili.ii 'f Btiy icienUflo Intmiol, Torni!*. 1-3 •
rooTi fourmontM,ft Bom iiyull .icwmlonlcr-.
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get "The Advocate" on Satur-j
day morning please notify I
this oiFiee.    Telephone 6x405
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B. C. Electric  Railway
Company Ltd,
Main Line:   From Mt, IMeusant to.English Bay.
Via Robson Stbiset.
Hours.    • Minute*.
* 6, 7, 8, 0   a. m,,     00, 13, 24, 86^8 ,
10, 11, 12, 1,3,11,4,5     00,10,20,80,40,00
(I p. ni.,     00,10,_(t,80,42,.48
7,8,8,10 nnd 11p.m.
.fl'Jrt par loaves 0:12 a, m.
Lnst car leaves 11 p.m.
Via Davie Stkekt.
Hours. Miuutes.
*6, 8, 0     a.m.,   0,18,30.42,54
10,11, 12, 1,2,8,4,5 5, 15, 25, 85, 45, 55
6 p. m.,    5, 15, 26, 85, 64
7,8, 0, 10 p.m.,    B, 18,80,42,54
* Eirst car leaves (!:()(! a. in.
IjiHt car leaves 10:54 p. m.
From English Bay to nt. Pleasant.
a Via Robson Stheet.
f      Hours. Miuules.
J*H, 7, 8, lla. in'.,   00, IS, 24, 30, 48
10 n.ui.,    Oil, 12, 24.85,45, 55
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.   Via Bavie Street
Hours. Minutes.
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