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Every person should tako it Blood Purifier
In the Springtime.
[Flint's Sasaparflla with iodide ofjj
[Potash, is the most reliable.
For sale by      <
"he McDowell, Atkins, j
Watson Co., Ld.
iurritt Block, Mount Pleasant.
.SAT1 Full Line of Lowney's Chocolates.	
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Mt Pleasant Advocate
$i per year, Six Months 50c, Three riontlis 25c, Single Copy 5c.
Devoted to the interests of   Mt. Pleasant, Central Park, South Vancouver.
The Arcade or Granville Street
For Light Lunch
J Fresh Oysters, jnst in.   Baked Apples—like homo—
with Ture Cream.   Genuine Boston Baked Beans
Open from 7:30 a, m., to 12 p. m.
Sunday from 9 a. m.   to 12 p. m-
Established April 8, 18091   Whole Number 367.
rlOUNT   PLEASANT,   VANCOUVER,    B.  C,    SATURDAY   May   a8.  1904.
Sixth Year, Vol. 6, No. ^.
Local Items.
Persons having friends or knowing of
Strangers visiting on lit. Pleasant
will confer a great favor bv informing
The Advocate.
The MeCunig Anction and Commis-
tion Co., Ltd., next to Carneige Library,
instiugs Btreet, buy Furniture for Cash,
Jonduct Auction Sales and handle
Bankrupt Stocks of every description
Satisfaction guaranteed.   Phono 1070.
The Missos Wood aud   Miss Warn
spent a few days in Victoria this weok,
■enjoying the holiday celebrations at the
lOipital City.
The  Woman's    Auxiliary    of    St.
tliohael's Church will  give  a  Garden
Party, June 16th,  at  Dr,   Lawronco's,
Ves-minster avenuo.
A bundle of shingles fell from tho
oof of the new house of Mr. John
3olvi_le, striking aud cutting a gash on
,iis head, Wednesday.
The German Street Baud has been
(touring the streets of Mt. Ploasaut this
veek. Some of tho pieces given by it nre
very well rendered.    •
Ring up 1726 for all kinds of Mill
Vood, [14 inches long], the Urqulmrt
Liuniber Co.'s Wood Yard, Oambie
ptreet Bridge.   Gray & Higgiuson.
iCity Clerk Mr. Thos. McGuigan with
Kelman, Assistant City Engineer,
Halted the City Farms this week.
Mr. aud Mrs. W. H. Wood, Sr., will
leave on Monday next for Harrison Hot
■Springs, whore they will spend a week.
Mr. and Mrs. Flitton with Master
yiittou were visitors to Victoria during
lie holidays.
Mrs. Armstrong of Port Hnuey visited
lier daughter, Mrs. (dipt.) Duncan Mc-
iKeuzie, this Week
Mr. E. J. Clement of Kelowna, B. C,
Ijjtlio has been atteudiug Conference nt
|New Westminster, as a lay delegate,
lias been the guest of his brother, Mr.
. J. Clement, Ihc past week.
Mr.  J. Martin,   teacher  iu  Dawson
chool, aud son-in-lnw   of   Mr.   T.   A.
!idy, who took poison  in  mistake  for
medicine  last   Mondny    evening,
The Maple Leaf Intermediates will
piny their sec.uid game of tho season ou
Thursday eveuiug of uext week with
[the Terminals ou Cambio Street
Nothing better thtin a neat appearing,
IA1 wearing quality, hand-sewn, welt
Hshoe. We have a spleudid shoe which
Iwo con highly recommend, either iu
|l_.d or velotir, at the low price of 13.50.
. Mills, 18 Cordova street and 540
iGrauville street.
Mr. Geo E. Troroy, the leading
Jeweler of Vancouver .returned on Wednesday from his annunl European
business trip. Mr. Troroy was absent
sevoral months, nnd his elegant new
goods will give delight to nil lovers of
the beautiful.
Mr and Mrs. J. J. G. Thompson have
moved from 37 Ninth   avenuo  to 2501
Ninth aveuue, corner of Bridge street.
Mr. Albort Lnko is convalescing from
an operation at the Hospital last week.
At the Board of Works meoting on
Thursday, it was decided that Eleventh,
Twelfth a'ld Thirteenth avenueB be
graded and rocked, between Quebec and
Ontario streets; a sidewalk laid on the
northside of Eleventh avenne, from
Westminster road to Prince Edward
street; a 6-ft, sidewalk on westside of
Priuco Edwurd streot, from Tenth to
Elovonth avenue.
Mrs. Jas. Armstrong and Mrs. Jas.
Flewelling spent tho holidays at Victoria
W. J. Taggar. has opened his SODA
where you cun get tho choicest Fruits,
Canilios, Tobacco and dears. Cool
Drinks. Ice Cream by tho dish or iu
bulk. At the Waiting Room, comer of
Ninth and Westminster avenues.
Crown Bridge
Have a reputation
for Painless Dentistry and good work.
Specialists in  Crown,  Bridge and Plate work.
147 Hastings St., E.VanBcoirr
Opposite the Carnegie Library.      Telephone 1566.
Office Hours: 8 a. m., to 9 p. m.;  Sundays 9 a. ni., to 3 p. m.
things must be watched
by the Successful Housekeepers
A\ 1| The proper place to buy
T"lll jo £ecure t^ grst three.
US   You can make no mistake in buying from us, for we combine all throe
with up-to-date store methods.   Orders called for.   Prompt and careful delivery.
J. P. Nightingale & CO.
Westminster & Seventh Aves.   Mt. Pleasant.  Tel. 1360
How: About Your
Spring Hardware?
Lawn Mowers, any make, size or price.      Garden  Tools,      Shovels,
Rubber  Hose,      Lawu  Sprinklers   and   Sprays,      Wheelbarrows,
Spades,      Poultry Netting, from %-in. to 3-in. moshes, all widths.
§^*r Always a full Hue of Paints and Varnishes.
J. A.   FLETT,
Mt.  PLEASAN1  HARDWARE STORE.       Tel. 447
W. R. OWENS, Manager.
BUTTER, 1-lbm, Prints 25c
Fresh Vegetables £^ttft
Genuine Ashcroft Potatoes
Swift's Premium Hams and Bacon.
_£__rTicnic Hams 13c per pound.
H. O. Lee,
2425  Westminster Ave,
'Phone 322
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P,_* tnil EfT'lF'S*' Never before have we shown such a magnifi-
EfLmXrV'iPr" Jr*   ceut assortment  of  White  Lawn,   Muslins
aud Silk Blouses.   At nil prices.
LACE COLLARS—We are showing a  very largo  assortment of these
goods in all tho latest styles and colors.
PARASOLS—We have just put into stock a hondsomo lot of Parasols ,
ladies' and children's, worth from 35c up.
WHITEWEAR at Cost and Below.—We nre clearing special linos of
J • of Ladies' Whitewcar, including Chimeso, Drawors, Corset Covers, Nightgowns and Skirts.
LA. ROSS & CO., 2S Cordova St. 4
Cor. Ninth Ave.
Central Heat flarket
& Westminster Rd.   Telephone 954.
Wholesale and Retail
Dealers iu all kinds of Fresh and Salt Meats.    Fresh Vegetables always
ou hand.   Orders solicited from nil parts of Mount Pleasant and Fairview.
Prompt Delivery.
Woodrow & Williams. ^Iger'6'
(The Home and The Child. -
On Suuday morning  the Rov. C. H.
, Sutherland- will deal with  tho   im-
rportaut question "The Home and The
[Child." Evening subject: "The Danger
[of Unreality in Life."
Rev. A. W McLeod will preach in
the Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church
Sunday morning on "The Euduomeut
of the Spirit," and in the evening on
"Tho Gospel of Christ: What it is and
•what it does."
Get Your
10 Piece Sets
Printed Ware, I
Good  Printed Ware, Prom
Mrs. W. W. Merkley has received her
full stock of Spring Dross Goods.
Blouses, Hosiery, Ribbons, Veiling and Fanoy Neckwear Ladies
and Children's Hats, very stylish. At
living prices. Rouiouiber tlio place:
Morkloy's, Burritt Block, Westminster
Mt. Ploasaut fireman have had to respond this week to sevoral firo alarms.
On Sunday, at noon time, fire broke out
In the of Mr. McCuaig's home ou
Fifteenth avenuo; tho fire wns kept
from spreading and ouly the roof was
damaged. Tho stream of water thrown
on the fire wub noticeably -weak
Tho City will be confronted iu
tho near future with the necessity of
building a resevoir on a high elevation
in this part of the oity or have a pumping station at the foot of the hill. The
rapid increso of the numbor of houses on
Mt. Pleasant demands a better water
supply for fire protection. Ou Tuesday
the firemen wore called to the vaciuity
of the Convent to put a bush firo out, at
about lo'n. m , and again during tho
day to the same place, and they also had
a run to Fairview. On leaving the Hall
the first time on Tuesday, tho horses
hitched to tho eugiuo dashed out
beforo tho driver got seated
and iu the mix-up of a few moments,
tho wheels of tho ongiuo struck the
doorsill, and tho door, a piece of wall,
horses and engine oame out togothor.
Best Teas and
at Lowest Prices
Coruor of   Sixth   and   Westminster
avenues, Mt. Pleasant.
The Mt. Pleasant "Advocate" on sale
at all the Newsdealers in the city.
Holy Trinity Cnthedral Choir will
give a Concert iu the Agricultural Hall,
Central Park, June 15th, in aid of
St. John's Church.
MUSIC, 54 Eleventh avenuo. For tho
benefit of adult pupils, tho McDonald
Smith system of techinqne from "Brain
to Key-board," is employed. For terms
address as above.
Miss  Irvino  spent   tho  holidays   in
Victoria, with Mends and relatives.
— :oi,.  ■.,	
Messrs. Chas. Rolston, Stanley White
and Geo. Wood took iu tho celebration'
at Victoria this weok, together.
The Dr. A. Rood Onsbiou Sole Shoes.
Easiest shoo ever produced. The best
shoo ever mado for hot, cold, damp or
sching feot. A groat help to ones
nerves.   Call and inspect them.
R. MILLS, 18 Cordova stroet and
540 Granville street.
Mrs. Priostland  has been appointed
Postmistress at Welcome  Pass, B.C.,
her duties to begin tho middle of Juno.
 :o: ■ ■    i—
Mrs. Shilvock, Miss Aguew, and Mr.
Vernon Shilvock spent • threo days at
Victoria this week onjoying the colebrn-
 m- ~
$100 Buggy Free.
Wo havo about twenty buggios still
in stock to be disposed of at actual cost.
If you have any iuteutions of purchasing wo would bo pleased to show you
our stock, aud on every 50c cash purchase you got, a chaiico ou tho $100
buggy to bo given away July 15. If
you require harness, saddlery, trnnks,
or vnlisoB, otc. Now is your chanco on
tho buggy.
Storev & Campbell
164 Hastings street, west.
The Ladies' Aid of Mt. Pleasant
Methodist Chnroh held their Annual
Picnic in Stanley Park on Thursday,
aud a most delightful out.imr it proved.
Mr. .R. Spiuiiug took n picliu. of
"those present."
The Jackson Avenue Baptist Church
will be supplied morning and evening
by tho Rov. Neil Herman. Thoro nro
few abler exponents of tho truth,
moro interesting speaker, than he. The
Jackson Avenne Ohnrcli havo extended
an unanimous cull to Mr. Herman, aud
are auxionsly awaiting his reply.
 ' :o:	
Hairdressiug Parlor is tho placo to go|
wheu the Spring Cleaning is ovor as
the cuticle of the hands, face and scalp
gets fnll of dust and dirt, which no
ordinary wash will remove.
Hairdrossing, Shampooing, Manicuring, Facial Massage aud Electrical
Scalp Treetment for tho hair.
Warts, Molos aud Superfluous Hair
removed by electricity. Try Orange
Flowor Cream to prevent Suu-burn, Tan
nnd Freeklos.
Madame Humphreys, 589 Granville
We Practice
What We
W/ HBN wo advertise—wo givo consideration to overy detail, and we nre
consistent in what wo offer, as wo are fnlly aware our Reputation
aud Capital nro at slake.
Wo do not run wildly Into print on the pretext of selling goods nt
half their oost, but pride ourselves in selling them at their
full market value.
With tho knowledge that your purchase is equivalent to tho High
Standard wo claim, we have no hesitancy in offering "money
refunded" if satisfaction is uot given.
Theso arc facts enjoined nt the
333 Hastings St.
Mail   Orders   promptly   attended
Samples scut ou application.
Vancouver, B. C
i.    Self-measurouieut Blanks aud
Tho Improved Hygienic Cushion Frame Massey-Harris Bicycle represents
our largest nml latest effort to mnke what is considered u perfect bicycle.
Its parts are manufactured from tested material and handled and finished
by nutomatie machinery which tines its work iu fur greater minuteness
than would bo possible by human hnutls. Tho fntnie designs embraces
tbo latest featuro in modern bicycle buildiug—tho Hygiouio Cushion
Og-llvle'ullniifriirliiii Flour, per suck, $1,4,',
n, c„ Granulated Bugar, -Mb., tank, ll.M
OnoloeOreameryButler  2.1c ptTtiouml.
Picnic Hums 121--i'l», por pound
1st cIiim PotatO0« P.O. nml |1,10
R. II. WALLACE, 'Phone 038.
Mt. Pleasant. Free delivery
Painting  tnd Kalsomlnlng.
At LESS   Than   Down-town   Prices.
Ninth <& Westminster lives.   Tel. BK170
This model is brought out to meet n popular demand for a modernto
priced machine. It is made tliroughont of the best materials, thoroughly
tested; equipped with Dtiulop tires. It soils at ns low a price as au honest
bicycle can be mado for.
W. J. Annand, Agent.
146 Hastings Street, East.       Tel. 1285.
Bicycles sold on the easy payment plan.
Repairing of every description promptly done.
Our Eggs Need
No Testing
They are Fresh
every day and onr largo sale of them
proves that they have beeu fully tried and
tested; hence, no taking chances when
you buy them.
Eggs are dolightful and appetiziug. They
make good cooking possible, the egg entering into many a dish that tickles the
palate of all. Therefore, thoy make a
healthful meal.
Good Food is necessary
to health. Yon can not possibly thrive ou
poor food and bo healthy. We carry a fnll
line of Groceries, nud our prices are as low __
as any other store in town.   Let's havo your custom.
Tel. 286.
Westminster Ave. A PrlnoessStreot.
is the time to get that
Dinner Set
yon have beeu waiting
bo long for, or that
Toilet Set
for the room your friend
from the East is going
to occupy,
whilo onr great
SALE is on.
Everything m Crockery,
Enameled, Iron, Glassware, and Woodenwnre.
Call and see our stock
and prices whether you
intend buying or not.
Wo deliver to Mount
Pleasaut   twico    daily.
H.D. Hyndman;
Successor to tho
4 3 8   Westminster   Avenue
, Telephone 931
White Blouses—40 only fine
white blouses trimmed with
tucks, insertion, lace, eto. The*-
arc all new and worth up to *8,
on Saturday fl.25.
Hosiery—180 pairs Ladies' Black
Cotton Hose, Hermsdorf dye,
worth 26c for 16c a pair.
Vests—Ladies' Cotton Vests at 10c,
16c and 20c. Special Ladies'
White Cotton Vests, sleeveless,
half-sleeves and long sleeves,
worth 35c, for 25c.
Girls' Sailors, worth 85c, for 69e.
303 Hastings street.
3 to Iff fff fff fff fff fff fff fff fff fff fff fff fff fff fff ts
Brewed right here in Vancouver hy men
of years and years and years experience,
and a brewery whose plant is the most
perfect known  to the Art of Brewing.    Is
^ it any wonder that it  has  taken a place
in   the hearts  of   the  people  which   no other beer
^ can supplant ?    Doz., quarts $2.   Doz., pints $ |,
^ Vancouver Breweries, Ltd.
^ Vancouver, B. C.       Tel. 429
^- For Sale at all first-class Saloons, Liqnor Stores and Hotels    -•
a* or delivered to your house. 3*
71 to to to to to to to to to to to to to to to to K
McTaggart & Moscrop
Dealers in
344 Carrall St.,     Vancouver, B.C.
Templeton Block.
Lawn Grass Seeds
Clover and Timothy  Seeds,
Pratt's Poultry nnd Animal Foods,
Pratt's Lice Killer,
Holly Chick Fond,   Beefsernps, Etc.
SI/CITH Corner   NINTH .venue   A
T.lnphon.  10 n 7.	
Royal Crown Soap Wrappers
Return 12 Royal Crown Soap Wrappers
and we will send free your choice of 110
pictures. Or for 25 wrappers choice of
lflO books. Books and picture lists on
The Royal Soap
Co., Limited,
Last week wo recoivod another
shipment of Diamonds from
Mr. Trorey. Thoy are tho
Blue-white Diamonds
They aro certainly the best
lot of Diamonds that have ever
como to British Columbia.
Lovers of Diamonds—here's
a treat for you—a mere look,
to say nothing of ownership, is
worth golug miles for.
Corner Hastings and Crnuvi.lt' Sts.
Offlolal Watch Inspector O. P. R.
If you know any items of Mt.Pleasant
news—Sooial,   Personal or any   oilier
news Items— send   them    in   to   "Tho
Advocate," or by telephone—III .06,    .
For   local  news  subscribe    for  THE
ADVOCATE ouly !fl for 12 months.
Full Line of Fancy and Staple
Prices tn compare  With any.
Cor. Westminster live., a Dufferin st.
Special   Notice.
all flrst-elass varieties,   consisting of—
Cactus,   Decohativk,   Show,
Fancy and Pomi'Onk.
All goixl strong  bulbs.
Per dozen 7fic,|l.00 aud *l-60.
ANNUAL PLANTS of choice varieties,
at I5e por dozen.
Note—Street Cars juiss my place.
Chas. Keeler
27111 Westminster Avo.
Mt. Pleasant.
If you want to kuow what is
happening on Mt. Pleasant
read The Advocatk—$i a
year, 50c for six mouths,
King's j'
33a 1   Westminster   Ave,
Mt. Pleasant.
E. H. Peace, Proprietor.
00 00 00
Wholesale    aud    Retail
Dealer    in    Meat5    of
All Kinds. Tel. ai 206
Give us trial,
Prompt Delivery.
If you miss The Advocate yon wi»
Author of "W.itorf.11"
ComtIcM. 1902. by HAWES < BROS.. Wio PublH. 8»
iv.rt In Cook Form.   All RIjMi Seiem.
"I believe you are right, Pole," be
said thoughtfully.
"That's what I am, an', what's more,
I'm tbe one that could do the fillln'
without him ever knowln' I had a funnel In his mouth. If I can't do lt, I'll
fill my hat with saft mud an' put it
Alan smiled warmly. "I'll mention
lt to Miller," he said. "Tea, you could
do It, Pole, if any man on enrth could."
Driving up to Miller's office, they
found tho door open, and the owner
came out with a warm smile of greeting and aided Mrs. Blsbop to alight.
"Well," hs smiled when they had
taken seats In the office. "We have
gained th* first step toward victory.
Wilson ls at the hotel. I saw his name
on tbe register this morning."
The elder Bishops drew a breath of
relief. The old man grounded his
heavy walking stick suddenly, as lf lt
had slipped through his Inert fingers.
"I'm trusUn' you boys to pull me
through," he said, with a shaky laugh.
"I hain't never treated Alan right, an'
I'm heer to confess IL I Mowed I was
the only ono In our layout wltb any
business sense."
"So you are willing to accept ths
loan?" said Miller.
"WUllu'7 I reckon I am. I never
slept one wink last night fer feer
some'n' '11 Interfere with IL"
Miller reflected a moment and then
said: "I am afraid of only one thing, and
tbat ls this: Not one man In a million
will make a trade of this size without
corroborating the statements made by
tbe people he ls dealing with. Wilson
Is at breakfast by this time, and after
be ls through he may decide to nose
around a little before coming to me.
I'm afraid to go after him; he would
think I was overanxious. The trouble
ls tbat he mny run upou somebody
from out In the mountains—there are
a lot In town already—and get to talking. Just one word about your biting
off more than you can chaw, Mr.
Bishop, would make him balk like •
mean mule. He thinks I'm favoring
Mm now, but let blm get the notion
tbat you haven't been holding tbat
land for at least a hundred thousand
and the thing would bu'st like • bubble."
Alan mentioned Pole Baker's proposition. Miller thought lt over for s
moment, his brow wrinkled, nnd then
he said: "Good—a good Idea, but you
must call Pole In and let me give him
a few pointers. By George, he could
keep Wilson away from dangerous
people anyway."
Alan   went  after  Pole,  and  Miller
took him Into bis consultation room In
the  rear,   where   they   remained   for
about fifteen minutes.  When they came
out, Pole's face was very grave.    "I
won't forget a thing." he said to Miller.
"Tunderstand exactly whnt you wnnt.
When   i   nit   tbrnugti   with   'Im.   he'll
"want that land baa enough to pay anything fer It, an' he won't dream I'm In
cahoot with you nuther.   I can manage that.   I ain't no fool ef I do have
.     fits."
"Do you remember my description of
him J" asked Miller.
"You bet I do—thick set, about fifty,
bald, red faced, sharp black eyes, Iron
gray hair, an' mighty nigh always with
a cigar in his mouth."
"That's right," laughed Miller. "Now
do your work, and we won't forget
you. By all means keep him away
from meddlesome people."
Wben Pole had left the office and
Miller had resumed his revolving chair,
Mrs. Bishop addressed him, looking
straight Into his eyes.
"I don't see," she said In a timid,
hesitating way and yet with a note of
firmness dominating ber tone—"I don't
see why we have to go through all this
trickery to make the trade. Ef the
land ls good security fer the money,
we needn't be afeerd of wbat ths man
, will find ouL Ef lt ain't geod security, I don't want his money, as fer as
I'm concerned."
"I was jest thlnkln' that, too," chimed
In her husband, throwing a troubled
glance all round. "I want money to
help me out o' my scrape, but I don't
want to trick no man, Yankee or wbat
not, Into totln' my loads. As Betsy
says, lt seems to me lf the land's wuth
the money we needn't make such a
groat to-do. I'm afeerd I won't feci
exactly right about IL"
Tbe young men exchanged alarmed
"You don't understand," said Miller
lamely, but he seemed ts be unprepared
for views so heretical to financial dealings, and could not finish what hs bad
started to say.
"Why," said Alan testily, "th* land
ls worth all Wilson can make out of It
with tha aid of bis capital and the railroad h* proposes to lay here. Father,
you hare spent several years looking
up the bast timbered properties and
getting good titles to lt, and to a big
lumber company a body ot timber like
you hold ls no small thing. We don't
want to cheat him, but we do want to
keep him from trying to cheat us by
getting tbe upper band. Itayburn
thinks If he finds out we are hard up
he'll try to squeeze ns to tb* lowest
"Well," sighed Mrs. Bishop, "I'm
shore I never had no idea we'd resort
to glttln' Pole llafcer to tot* anybody
around like a hog after a yeer o' corn.
I 'lowed we was goin' to make a open
and shut trade tbat we could be proud
of an' stop folks' mouths about Alfred's foolish dealln's. But"—sbe looked at Abner, wbo stood In tbe doorway leading to the consultation room—
"J'll do whatever Brother Ab thinks
Is right. I never knowed 'lm to take
undue advantage of anybody."
. They all looked at Abner, wbo was
smiling broadly.
"Well, I say git his money," b* replied, with a short, Impulsive laugh—
^"glt bis money, nnd then, ef you find
- .lie's starviu', hand Mm bnck what you
feel you don't need. I look on a thing
like this sorter like I dli on scrnmbliu'
fer the upper bolt In wartimes. I remember I shot straight at a feller that
was cllmbln' up the enemy's breastworks on bis ull fours. I stid to myse'f. 'Ef this ball strikes rou rlehL old
chap, 'fore you drap over the hank,
yo're one less agin the Confederacy;
ef lt don'L you kin pop away at me.'
I don't think I give Mm anything but a
flesh wound In tbe back, beea'se be
Jest sagged down a little an' crawled
on, an' that's about th* wust you could
do fer Wilson. I believe he ort to nold
tho bag awhile. Alf's hung on to lt till
bis fingers ache an' he's weak at the
knees. I never did feel like thar was
any harm lu passln' a counterfeit bill
tbat some other chap passed on me.
Ef the government, with ell Its high
paid help, cayn't keep crooked shin-
plasters from slldin' under our noses,
It ortn't to kick agin our lookln' out
fer ourse'ves."
"You needn't lose sny sleep about
the Southern Land and Timber company, Mrs. Blsbop," said Miller. "They
will take care of themselves. Iu fact,
we'll have to keep our eyes peeled to
watch tbem even lf we get this loan.
Wilson didn't com* up here for bis
"Oh, mother's all right" said Alan,
"nnd so ls father, but tbey must not
chip In with that sort of talk before
"Ob, no, you mustn't" said Miller.
"In fact, I think you'd better let me
and Alan do tbe talking. You see, lf
you sit perfectly quiet he'll think you
are reluctant about giving such big
security for such a small amount of
money, nnd he will trade faster."
"Oh, I'm perfectly willln' to keep
quiet," agreed the old man, wbo now
seemed better satisfied.
Pole Baker left tbe office with long,
swinging strides. There was an entrance to the Johnston House through
a long corridor opening on the street,
and Into this Pole slouched. Tbe hotel
office wss empty save for the clerk,
who stood behind the counter looking
over the letters In the pigeonholed key
rack on the wall. There wns a big
gong overhead wblcb was rung by pulling a cord. It was used for announcing meals and calling tbe porter. A
big china bowl ou tba counter wns filled
with wooden toothpicks, and there was
a showcase containing cigars. Pole
glanced about cautiously without being noticed by tbe clerk and then withdrew into the corridor, where be stood
for several minutes listening. Presently the dining room door opened, and
Wilson strolled out and walked up to
the counter.
"What sort of cigars bav* you got?"
he said to the clerk.
"Nothing better than 10—three for a
quarter," was the respectful reply as
the clerk recognized tbe man who had
asked for tbe best room in the bouse.
Wilson thrust bis fingers Into Ills vest
Docket and drew out a cigar. "I guess
I can make what I bave last me," be
said, transferring bis glance to Pole
Baker, who bad shambled across tbe
room and leaned heavily over the open
register. "Want to buy nny cblckins—
One fryln' size?" he asked tbe clerk.
"Well, we are In the market," was
the answer.  "Where nre they?"
"I didn't fetch 'em In today," said
Pole dryly. "I never do till I know
what they are a-brlnglu'. You'd better make a bid on a dozen of 'em anyway. They are the finest ever raised
on Upper Holly creek, Jest this side o'
whar eld man Bishop's lumber paradise begins."
Pole was looking out of the corner of
bis eye at the stranger and saw his
hand, which was in tbe act of striking
a match, suddenly stay Itself.
"We don't bid on produce till we
see lt," said the clerk.
"Well, I reckon no harm was done by
my axin'," said Pole, wbo felt tbe eyes
of the stranger on him.
"Do you live near here?" asked Wilson, with a smile half of apology at
addressing a stranger, even of Pole's
humble stamp.
"No." Pole laughed and waved his
band toward the mountains In tbe
west which were plainly discernible
In the clear morning light. "No, I'm a
mountain shanghai. I reckon it's fifteen mile on a bee line to my shack."
"Did you say you lived near old Mr.
Bishop's place?" asked Wilson, moving
toward the open door which led to the
"I don't know which place o' hls'n
you mean," said Pole when they were
alone outside snd Wilson bad lighted
his cigar. "That old scamp owns the
whole o' creation out our way. Well,
I'll take that back, fer he don't own
any lnnd that hain't loaded down with
trees, but he's got territory enough.
Some thinks he's goin' to seceed from
tbe United States an' elect bimself
president of his own country."
Wilson laughed, and then be said:
"Have you got a few minutes to
"I reckon I have," said Pole, "ef,
you've got the mate to that cigar."
Wilson laughed again as he fished
the desired article from bis pocket snd
gav* lt and a match to Pole. Then he
leaned against tbe heavy railing of the
banisters. "I may as well tell you,"
be said. "I'm a dealer In lumber myself, snd I'd like to know what kind of
timber you have oat there."
Pole pulled at the cigar, thrust It
well Into th* corner of his moutb, wltb
tho firo end smoking very near his left
eye," and looked thoughtful. "To tell
you tb* truth, my friend," he said, "1
rallly believe you'd be wastln' timo to
go over thar."
"Oh, you think so!" It was a vocal
start on tbe part of Wilson.
"Yes, sir; the truth Is old mau Bishop
has simply raked Into bis dern clutch
ever' sere o' fine timber out that awuy.
Now, ef you went east over t'other
side o' the mountains, you mougbt pick
out some good timber; but, ts I said,
old man Bishop's got It all In ■ bag
out our way.   Sawmill?"
"No, I don't run a sawmill," ssld
Wilson, with an avaricious sparkle In
his eye. "I sometimes buy timbered
lands for a speculation; that's all."
Tole laughed. "I didn't see bow you
could be a sawmill man an' smoke cigars Ilk* this an' wear tbem clothes.
I never knowed a sawmill man to make
any money."
"I suppose this Mr. Blsbop Is buying
to sell again," said Wilson tentatively.
"People generally hav* some such Idea
when they put money Into such property."
Pol* looked wise and thoughtful. "I
don't know whether he Is or not," he
said, "but my opinion Is that he'll hold
on to lt till he's In tbe ground. He evidently thinks a good time's a-comln'I
Thar wis a feller out thar t'other day
with money to throw it cats. He's
been tryln' to boneyfuggle the old man
Into a trade, but I don't think he mad*
• deal with Mm."
"Where was th* man from?" Wilson
spoke uneasily.
"I dou't rallly know, but he ain't
a-goln' to give up. He told Nell Pll-
more at his store that ho was goin'
home to see his company an' write tbe
old man a proposition tbat ud fetch Mm
ef thar was any trade In Mm."
Wilson pulled out his watch.
"Do you happen to know where Mr.
Rayburn Miller's law oiiau ls?" be
"Yes; It'o right round the corner. 1
know whar ill the white men In this
town do business, an' he's as white as
they make 'en an' as straight as a
"He's sn acquaintance of mine," said
Wilson. "I tbougbt I'd run In and see
him before I leave."
"It's right round the corner an' down
the fust side street toward the courthouse. I 'ain't got nothln' to do; I'll
p'lnt lt out"
"Thank you," said Wilson, snd they
went out of the house snd down the
street together, Pole puffing vigorously
at his clgnr In the brisk breeze.
"Thar you are," said Pole, pointing
to Mlller't sign. "Good day, sir; much
obleeged fer this smoke," and with bis
bead In the air Pole walked past tbe
office without looking in.
"Good morning," exclaimed Miller as
Wilson entered. "You are not an early
riser like we are here In the country."
He Introduced Wllstjn all round nnd
then gave him a chair near his desk
and facing blm rather than the others.
"This ls tbe gentleman who owns tbe
property, I believe," said Wilson suavely as he Indicated Bishop.
Miller nodded, and a look of cunning
dawned In his clear eye.
"Yes. I have Just been explaining
to Mr. and Mrs. Bishop that the mere
signing of a paper such as will be necessary to secure tbe loan will not bind
them at all In tbe handling of tbelr
property. You know how cautious older people are nowadays In regard to
legal matters. Now, Alan here, tbelr
son. understands tbe matter thorough
ly, end bis mind ls not Jt all disturbed."
Wilson fell into the preliminary tin p.
"Oh, no; it's not a binding thing at
all," he said. "Tbe payment of tbe
money back to us releases you—that ls,
of course," Wilson recovered himself,
"if we make the loan."
Several hearts In the room sank, bnt
Miller's face did not alter In the slightest. 'Ob, of course, lf the loan Is
made," bo said.
Wilson put bis silk bnt on tbe top of
Miller's desk and flicked tbe ashes
from bis cigar Into a cuspidor. Then
he looked at Mrs. Bishop suddenly—
"Does the lady object to smoking?"
"Not at all," said tho old ludy; "not
at all."
There was a pause as Wilson re
lighted his cigar and pulled at lt in silence. A step sounded on the sidewalk
and Trabue put bis head lu at tbe
door. Miller could bave sword at him.
but he smiled. "Good morning, squire,"
he said.
"I see you are busy," said the Intruder hastily.
"Just a little, squire. I'll see you In
a few minutes."
"Oh, all right." The old lawyer
moved on down the sidewalk, his hands
In his pockets.
Miller brought up the subject again
with easy udroltness. "I mentioned
your  proposition   to   my  clients—the
"I7iar you are," tatd Pole.
proposition tbat they allow you the
refusal of the laud at ono hundred
thousand, and they bave finally com*
round to IL As I told them, tbey could
not possibly market a thing like that
as easily and for as good s price as a
company regularly In tbe business. I
may have been wrong In giving such
advice, but lt was the way I felt
about It."
Without realizing It Wilson tripped
In another hole dug by Miller's inventive mind.
"They couldn't do bnlf as well with
lt," tho Boston msn said. "In fact, no
one could, at I told you, pny as much
for the property as wo can, considering
the railroad wo bave to move somewhere nnd our gigantic facilities for
handling lumber In America and
abroad. Still I tblnk, and our directors
think, a hundred thousand ls a big
Miller laughed as If amused. "That's
five dollars an acre, you know, but
I'm not her* to boom Mr. Bishop's
timber land. In fact all this has
grown out of my going down to Atlanta to borrow twenty-five thousand
dollars on tbe property. I tblnk I
would have saved time lf I hadn't run
on you down there, Mr. Wilson."
Wilson frowned and looked at his
"We are willing," snld he, "to make
the loan at 5 per cent per annum on
two conditions."
"Well, out with them," laughed Miller.   "What are they?"
"First," said Wilson slowly nnd methodically, "we want the refusal of
the property at ono hundred thousand
Miller's Indifference was surprising.
"For what length of time do you want
tbe refusal of the property at that figure?" he asked, utmost In a ton* of
Wilson hung fire, bis brow wrinkled
"Till It Is decided poslUvely," he got
out finally, "whether we can get a
charter and a right of way to th* property."
"That's entirely too Indefinite to suit
my clients," said th* lawyer. "Do you
suppose, Mr. Wilson, that tbey want
to hang their property up On a hook
like that? Wby, lf you didn't sttend
to pushing your road through—well,
tbey would simply be In your bands,
the Lord only knows how long."
"But we Intend to do all we can to
shove lt through," said Wilson, with t
"You know tbat ls not a businesslike
proposition, Mr. Wilson," said Miller,
with a bland smile. "Why, It amounts
to au option without sny limit at all."
"Oh. I don't know," said Wilson
lamely. "Mr. Bishop will be Interested
Just as we sre in getting a rlgbt of
way through. In fact, It would lnsuro
us of bis help. We can't buy a rlgbt
of way; we can't afford lt Ths eitl-
sens through whose property the road
runs must be persuaded to contribute
tbe land for the purpose, and Mr. Bishop, of course, has Influence np her*
with his neighbors."
"Still be would bs very Imprudent"
said Miller, "to option his property
without any limit Now here's what
we are willing to do. As long ss yon
hold Mr. Bishop's note for $25,000 un-
oald you ahall have the refusal of tha
land ot $100,000. Now, tak* my ta.
vice"—Miller was smiling broadly—
"let lt stand at that"
Wilson reflected for a moment, and
then he said: "All right Let that go.
Tbe otber condition ls this—and lt
need be only a verbal promise—that
nothing be said about my company's
making this loan nor our securing ths
refusal of the property."
"That will suit us," said Miller. "Mr.
Bishop doesn't care to bave the public
know his business. Of course the
, mortgage will have to be recorded at
tbe courthouse, but that need not attract attention. I don't blame Mr.
Bishop," went on Miller in n half confidential toce. "These people are the
worst gossips you ever saw. If yon
meet any of them, they will tell yon
tbat Mr. Bishop has bu'sted himself
wide open by buying so much timber
laud, but this loan will make him as
solid as the Bank of England. The
people don't understand bis dealings,
and they nre trying to take it out on
blm by blasting his reputation for being one of tbe colldcst men In his coun.
"Well, that's all, I believe," said
Wilson, and Miller drew a blank sheet
of legal cap paper to him tnd began to
write. Half in hour later the papers
were slgued, and Miller carelessly
handed Wilson's crisp pink check on a
New York bank to Mr. Blsbop.
"There you are, Mr. Bishop," he said,
wltb a smile. "You didn't want any
one else to have a finger In that big
pie of yours over there, but you needed
money, and I'll tell you as a friend
that a hundred thousand cash down
will be about as well us you can do
wltb that land. It takes money, and
lots of it, to make money, and Mr. Wilson's company can move the thing
faster than you can."
"That's t fact" said Wilson in •
tone that betrayed self gratification.
"Now w* must all pull together for
the railroad." He rose and turned to
Miller. "Will you com* with me to
record the paper?"
"Certainly," stid Miller, and they;
both left together.
The Blsbop family were left Atoaa,
and, the strain being lifted, they found
themselves almost wholly exhausted.
"Is it all over?" gasped th* old woman, standing up and grasping her
son's arm.
"We've got his money," Alan told
her, with a glad smile, "and • fair
chance for more."
The pink check was fluttering in old
Bishop's band. Already ths old self
willed look that brooked no Interference with bis personal affairs was returning to bis wrinkled face.
"I'll go over to Craig's bank an' do.
posit lt," ho said to Alan. "It '11 tako
a day or two to collect It but he'd let
me check on lt right now fer any reasonable amount."
"I believe I'd ask him not to mention
the deposit" suggested Alan.
"Huh! I reckon I've got sense enough
to do that"
"I thought you Intended to pay Off
the mortgage on our farm the fast
thing," ventured Mrs. Bishop.
"We can't do It till th* note's do*
next January," slid Bishop shortly.
"I agreed to keep the money a yeer,
an' Martin Doe Ml make me hold to It
But wbat do you reckon I care as long
is I've got some'n' to meet lt with?"
Mrs. Bishop's face fell. "I'd f**l bet.
ter about lt If lt was cleer," sh* faltered.
"But th* Lord knows w* ort to feel
thankful to com* out ts we have. If
lt hadn't been fer Alan —Mr. Miller
■aid tbat Alan"-
"Ef you all hadn't made secb a sttr-
nal row," broke In Bishop testily, "I'd
'a' had more timber land than this.
Colonel Barclay has aa fine a strip as
any I got an' he's bantered m* for a
trad* timo an' agin."
Abner Daniel seldom sneered at any*
body, no matter whit tbe provocation
was, but lt seemed lmpossibl* for him
to refrain from lt now.
"You're been lookln' fer ths last
three months like a man that needed
more land," h* said. "Jest no furder
back 'on last night you 'lowed *f yon
could git enough fer yore folly to raise
ths debt off n yor* farm you'd die happy, an' now yo'r* s-f rettln' beca's* yon
didn't buy up the sides o' ths earth an'
give nobody els* a foothold. Lo' mo
LU you th* truth, even ef lt does hurt
a little. Ef Alan hadn't thought o*
this heer railroad Idea, you'd 'a' been
the biggest human pincaka that ever
lay flat In Its own grease."
"I hain't stid nothln' to tha contrary," tdmlttad Bishop, who really took)
ths reproof well. "Aim knows what
I think about It."
Then Bishop and his wife wont to
Craig's bank, and a moment later Miller returned, rubbing his hands with
"We got through, and ha's gone to
catch his train," he said.
"It worked as smooth as goose grease.
I wonder what Pole Baker said to him,
or if be saw him. I bave sn idea hs
did, from the way Wilson danced to our
"Hcer'a Pole now," said Abner from
tbe door. "Come In bear, you trlflln'
loafer, an' give an account o* yor*-
"I seed 'lm makln' fer th* train,"
laughed Pole, "an' so I sneaked In to
"seo what you uns done. lie walked
Ilka ho owned tho town."
"It went through like Hgbtnln', without a hitch or a bobble," Abner told
"You did noble," said Miller, while
Pole and Alan were silently clasping
hands. "Now I told you we wouldn't
forget you. Go down to Wlmblcy's and
tell him to give you the best suit of
clothes he's got and to charge them to
me and Alan."
Tole drew himself up to his full
height and stared at the lawyer with
flashing eyes.
"Blast yore soul!" he said. "Dont
you say a tiling like that to me ngln.
I'll hnve you know I've got feeUn's
as well ns you or anybody else. I'd cut
iff tli'i ri"'it arm nn' never wluca to do
Alan Bishop a favo> until ue oangeu
ef anybody kin look me over after I've
done a little one an' pay me for It In
store clothes. I don't like that one bit
an' I ain't afeerd to say so."
"I didn't mean nny offense, Pole,"
apologized Miller most humbly.
"Well, you wouldn't 'a' said it to
somo men," growled Pole. "I know
that When I want pny fer a thing
like tbat I'll Jest go to that corner o'
the Btreot an' look down nt tbnt rock
pile whar Alan found me one day an'
paid mo out Jest to keep me from bein'
the laughin' stock o' this town."
Alan put his arm over his shoulder.
"Rayburn didu't mean nny barm," be
snld gently. "You are both my friends,
nnd we've bad a big victory toduy.
Let's not havo hard feelings."
Pole hung bis head stubbornly and
Miller extended his hand. Abner Daniel was an attentive listener, a half
smile on his face.
"Say, Pole," ho said, with a little
i laugh, "you run dowu to Wlmbley's
| an' tell Mm not to wrop up thnt suit
I I'm n-owlii" him a bill, an' be kin jest
I credit the value of it on iny account"
; Pole laughed heartily and thrust his
big hand Into Miller's.
"Uncle Ab," he said, "you'd make a
dog laugh."
"I believe yo're right," said Abner
significantly, and then they all roared
at Pole's expense.
The next day Alan received the following letter from Dolly Hardily:
Dear Alan—Rayburn Miller told m* In
confidence of your wonderful success yesterday, and 1 simply cried with Joy. I
knew—I felt that you would win, and
this Is, as he says, a glorlou. beginning.
I am eo proud of you, and I am so full of
hope today. All our troubles will com*
out right some day, and now that I know
you love n_e I can wait Itayburn would
not have confided so much to me, but he
said while he would not let me tell father
anything: about the prospective railroad,
he wanted me to prevent him from selling
his tract of land near yours. You know
my father consults me about all hlB business, and he will not dispose of that
property without my knowing of It, Oh,
wouldn't It be a fine joke on him to have
him profit by your good judgment
Alan was at the little postofflce In
Fllmore's store when he received the
letter, and he folded it and restored it
to its envelop* with a heart filled with
love and tenderness. As be walked
borne through the woods lt Beemed to
him tbnt everything In nature was
ministering to bis boundless happiness.
He felt as light as nlr as he strode
along. "God bless ber dear, dear little
soull" be said fervently.
A' 'iBOUT a week after this transaction Rayburn Miller went
to Atlanta on business for
one of his clients, and while
there be Incidentally called at the offices of the Southern Land ann Timber
company, hoping to meet Wilson and
learn something about his Immediate
plans In regard to tbo new railroad.
But he was informed that the president of the company bad Just gone to
New York and would not be back for
a week.
Rayburn was waiting in the rotunda
of tbe Kimball House for bis train,
which left at 10 o'clock, when he ran
across bis friend, Captain Ralph Burton of tbe Gate City guards, a local
military company.
"Glad to see you," Bald the young
officer.   "Did you run up for tbe ball?"
"What bull Is that?" asked Miller.
"I am at the first of lt"
"Oh, We are giving one here In this
bouse tonight" answered Burton, who
was a handsome man of thirty-five,
tall and erect end appeared at his best
in his close fitting evening suit nnd
light overcoat "Come upstairs, aud
I'll Introduce you to a lot of strangers."
"Can't" Rayburn told him. "I've
got to leave nt 10 o'clock."
"Well, you've got a good hour yet"
Insisted tbe officer. "Come up on the
next floor, where the orchestra Is, anyway, and we can sit down and watch
the crowd come In."
Miller compiled, and tbey found
seats on the spacious floor overlooking
the thronged office From whero they
snt they could look through several
drawing rooms Into the ballroom beyond. Already u considerable number
of people bad assembled, and many
couples wero walklug about even quite
nenr to the two young men.
"By Ucorgel" suddenly exclaimed
Miller ns n couple passed them. "Who
Is that stunning looking blond? She
walks like n queen."
"Where?" aslied Burtou, looking In
the wrong direction.
"Why, there, wltb Cbarlle Penrose."
"Ob, tbat one," said Burton, trying
to think, "I know as well ns I know
tinythlug, but ber name bas slipped
my memory. Why, she's visiting the
Bishops, on Pcnchtree street—a Miss
Ulshop; that's IL"
"Adele - little Adele? Impossible!"
cried Rayburn. "And I've been thinking of ber as a child all these years."
"So you know ber?" said Captain
"Her brother Is n cbum of mine," explained Miller. "I haven't seeu ber
since she went to Virginia to school
five years ngo. I never would have
recognized her In the world. My Lord,
she's simply regal!"
"I haven't bnd the pleasure of meeting her," said tbe captain, "but I've
beard lots about ber from the boys
who go to Bishop's. Tbey say she's re-
mnrkably clever — recites, you know,
and takes off the plantation negro to
perfection. She's a grent favorite with
Major Mlddleton, who doesn't often
take to tbo frying size. She has been
a big drawing card out nt Bishop's
ever since sbe came. The boys say the
house overflows every evening. Are
you going to speak to her?"
"If I get a good clnince," snld Rayburn. bis eyes on the couple ns thoy
disappeared in the ballroom. "I don't
like to go In looking like this, but she'd
wnnt to benr from bouie."
"Oh,  I sec,"  said  Burton.    "YUil,
you'd better try It before the grand
march sweeps everything before It."
As Miller entered tbe ballroom Penrose was giving Adele a seat behind a
cluster of palms, near the grand piano,
around which the German orchestra
was grouped. He went straight to her.
"You won't remember me, Miss
Adele," he snld, with a smile, "but I'm
going to risk speaking to you anyway."
She looked up from tbe bunch of
flowers in her lap and In a startled,
eager sort of way began to study his
"No, I do not," she said, flushing a
little and yet smiling agreeably.
"Well, I call that t> good Joke," Penrose broke In, with a laugh, as he
greeted Miller with a familiar slap on
the shoulder.   "Why, Rayburn, on my
"You are not Itayburn itlllerl" Adele
word, sbe hasn't talked of anybody
else for the last week, and here she"—
"You are not Rayburn Miller!" Adele
exclaimed, and sbe stood up to givo
him her'band. "Yes, I have been talking of you, and it seems to me I have
a thousand things to say and, oh, so
mucy thanks!"
There was something In this impulsive greeting tbat gave Miller a delectable thrill all over.
"You were such a little thing the
last tljpe I saw you," be said almost
tenderly. "I declare, you have changed
—so, so remarkably."
She nodded to Penrose, who was excusing himself, and then she said to
Miller, "Are you going to dance tonight?"
He explained tbat he was obliged to
take tbe train which left In a few
He saw her face actually fall with
disappointment The very genuineness
of the expresslot pleased him Inexplicably. "Then I in.'st burry," she said.
"Would you mind Hiking to mc a little
"Nothing could possibly please me so
much," said be. "Suppose we stroll
She took bis arm, and be led her
back to the rotunda overlooking the
"So you are Rayburn Miller!" she
said, looking at him wondcringly. "Do
you know, I havo pictured you In my
mind many times since mother wrote
me all about how you rescued us from
ruin. Oh, Mr. Miller, I could not in a
thousand years tell you how my heart
filled with gratitude to you. My mother goes into tbe smallest details In her
letters, and she described your every
word and action during that transaction in your office. I could tell just
where ber eyes filled and ber throat
choked up by her quivering handwriting. I declare, I looked on you as a
sort of king with unlimited power. If
I were a man, I'd rather use my brain
to help suffering people than to be
made president of tho United States
aud be a mere figurehead. You must
not thluk I am spoiled by all this glitter and parade down here. The truth
ls, I heartily despise It I wanted to
be at home so bad wben I got that letter that I cried myself to sleep."
"You must not forget tbnt your broth-
er conceived the plan," Miller protested, "nnd that I only"—
"Ob, yes, I know Alan thought of lt,"
she Interrupted, "but without your experience nnd firmness It would have remained In bis denr old brain till the
Lord knows when. The lden of tbelr
being In debt wns slowly killing my
father and mother, nnd you csmo to
their relief Just when they were unable to bear lt nny longer. I'm so glad
you thought of borrowing thnt money."
Just then a young man half a head
shorter than Adele en mo up hurriedly.
"Oh, here you are!" ho exclaimed In a
gasp of relief. "I've been looking for
you everywhere. This Is mine, you
know—the grand.march. They nro all
Adele smiled pleasantly. "I hopo
you'll excuse me from It, Mr. Tcdcns-
tie," she snld. "I've Just met n friend
from home. I wnnt to tnlk with him,
"But Miss Blsbop, I"-
"I asked you to please excuse me,
Mr. Tedenstle." Miller snw her fnce
harden us if from the sneer of contempt tbnt passed over It "I hopo lt
will not be necessary for me to explain
my reasons In detail until 1 have a little more time at my disposal."
"Oh, certainly not, Miss Bishop,"
■aid tbe young man, red with auger,
as be bowed himself nwny.
"What's society coming to?" Atlelo
asked Miller, with a nei'votll little
laugh.  "Docs n ludy have to get down
on ber knees and Iieir men—little Juinp-
lngjacks, like tnat one—to excuse ner,
and to pet them Into n good humor
when she has good reason to change
ber mind nbout an engagement? That's
a sort of slavery I don't Intend to enter."
"You served him right," said MIUw,
who had himself resented the young
man's childish Impetuosity and felt
like slapping him for his impertinence.
Adele shrugged her fine shoulders.
"I/Ct's not waste any more time talking about blm," sbe said. "I wns going
to tell you how happy yon mnde them
all. When I read mother's description
of their return home tbnt nlgbt—bow
she went rouud looking at each object
and touching it that sho might :
It wob hers again, nud how fnthJ
up till past midnight talking In eel
ly about lt and all tbe droll thin/
cle Abner said—I cried and laugkj
turns. I longed to Bee you, to tel
how I felt about wbat you did, af
now that I'm with you, all I sayj
utterly weak and—Inadequate."
"It seems wonderfully nice to
Miller declared. "I don't deservl
thing, and yet—well, I like to befl
talk." He laughed. "Whether]
serve lt or not, I could listen
for n week on n stretch."
In truth Rayburn Miller had I
In all his varied social career hil
so suddenly and startllngly lute J
In any woman.    It all seemed
dream, and a most delicious on<J
gay     assemblage,     tbe     intern
strains of the music, the touch
stately creature on his arm, thJ
fume of ber flowers, her hair, hcrl
He suddenly felt fearful of the paf
of time, tbe leaving of his trail)
approach of some oue to claim hi
tentlon.   He could not explain lln|
she had thrown on him.    Was
cause she was bis friend's sister i
astoundlngly pretty, frank and
ble, or could lt be that"—
His train of thought wns broktj
the approach of Miss Ida Bll
Adele's cousin, a rather plain glrlg
with her scrawny neck nnd scant j
which rebelled against being
much of, would have appeared fl
ter advantage In n street costum^
"Oh, Adele," sbe cried reproach
"what do you mean?   Do you
you have mortally offended Mr.
castle?   He bad the march with j
"And I asked him as a favor bi
cuse me from it," said Adele siil
"I bad Just met Mr. Miller, who/
leave on an early train, nud I wa
to talk to bim about homo. Have
been Introduced? My cousin,
Bishop, Mr. Itayburn Miller."
Miss Bishop bowed indifferently!
looked as if she still saw no just j
tion In the slight under question.
"I'm awfully sorry," she said rej
lngly. "Mr. Tedcastlo bus beeJ
nice to you as he could be, and tl{
the way you show appreciation fg
I don't blame him for being inaj
you, Mr. Miller?"
"I'm afraid I'd be a prejudiced
ness," he smiled, "benefiting as I al
the gentleman's discomfiture; butT
ly I can't think that any clrcumsta
could Justify a man in pressing a I
to fill an engagement when she chol
not to do so for nny reason of liers.1
"I knew you'd sny that," snld aJ
"If anybody haB a right to be offe1
It is  I,   for  the   way   he   has  al
without waiting for my full expf
"Oh, that Is a high and mighty eo
that will do better for novels than J
life," disagreed Miss Ida Bishop,
young men are budly spoiled here,
If we want attention we've got to*J
mor tbem."
"Tbey shall not be spoiled by
declared Adele. "Wby." shrugging ]
shoulders contemptuously, "if I had
run  nfter  them  nnd  bind  up
bruises every time tbey fell down]
not appreciate their attentions,
sides, Mr. Tedcastle and his whole']
actually put me to sleep.    Whntl
they talk about?   Driving, pet df
flowers,  candies,  theater parties
silly   bosh   generally.     Last   Sufi
Senator Hare dined at uncle's, and i
cr dinner he end I were having reaj
a wholesome sort, of talk, and I
respecting myself—well, a little likj
am now—wben In traped Teddy,
his hangers on.   Of course I had to
troduce tbem to the senator, and 1 :
like a fool, for he knew they were j
'company,' nnd lt wns Impossible!
keep them quiet   Tbey went on w|
their baby talk just as If Senator ]
were being given an Intellectual trc]
Of course there nre some grown 4
men In Atlnntn, but tbey are driven
tbe clubs by the swarms of little
lows.   There comes Major Middle.)
ono of tbe old regime.   He may
me to dnnce with him.   Now wah
If he does, I'll answer him just as,
did Mr. Tedcastle, n'nd you shall
bow differently he will treat It"
The major, a handsome man of pof
erful physique and a grent shock
curly Iron gray hair, approached Ad3
nnd with a low bow held out his hail
"I'm after tbe next dance, my deail
ho said. "You are ono of the very fel
who ever dance with me, and I donf
want to go home without it."
Adele smiled. "I'm very sorry, ml
Jor," she said, "but I hope you'll e|
cuse me this evening."
"Oh, thnt's all right, my dear child"
bo said.   "No; don't explain.   I kncl
your reasons are all right   Go aheap
and enjoy yourself In your own wny.f
"I won my bet," Adele laughed. "Ml
Jor, I knew so well what you wouj
say that I bet on It" And then B_f
explained the situation.
"Tedcastle  ought   to   be   spnnked,J
said the major in bis high keyed vole1
"A girl who bad not rather hear frq
homo than spin around witb him oug
not to have a home.   I'm going to mid
rather early tonight   I came only tl
show the boys how to make -my f amouj
Kentucky punch."
When the major nnd Miss Ida Bisti
op had gone and left them together!
Adelo looked over the railing at lh|
big clock in the office.   "We have onljf
a few minutes longer,, lf you are toj
tako that train," she said regretfully.
"I never had as little Interest inl
trains In my life," he said, and he|
meant It
"Not In tho trains on our new road?"!
she laughed.
"They aro too far ahead to interfere 1
with my comfort," he retorted. "ThlsJ
one Is a steam nightmare."
"I presume you really could not miss, {
It?"  Her long lashed eyes were down.
He hesitated.   Tbe simple thought
suggested by her thrilled him as he '
bad never been thrilled before.
"Because," sbe added, "It would be
so nice to have you come out tomorrow
afternoon to tea, about 4."
He drew out bis watch and looked at
lt wuvcrlngly.
N*—' Year'. In Japan.
Most of tho people you meet on tho
Japanese New Year'sday are carrying n
squashed salmon with a piece of paper
tied round Its waist by a paper string
which holds a little gold paper kite.
That kite means thnt the thing ls n
present and bas not to be paid for.
Those who are not carrying crushed
salmon or taking up the street In giving correct New Year's salutations nre
playing battledoor and shuttlecock. mount pleasant advocate.
lamafno   and   Laa.ctlle   Contended,
bnt It Waa a Dead neat.
Herrmnnn Klein in a book on music
und musicians tells this story: "One*
1 remember our party of four was Joined by Tamagno when the celebrated
Italian tenor was playing 'Otello' at
the Lyceum. We all had supper together after tbe performance and wer*
in the Jolllest of moods. Tamagno had a
slight cold on tbe chest, but protested
thut lt made no difference whatever In
tbe singing quality of his head tomes.
Upon this Lassalle offered to wager
that be could sing higher with his
falsetto than Tamagno with bis 'voce
di petto.' Tbe challenge was accepted,
and forthwith tbe two began a vocal
duct the like of which I am certain I
shall never hear aguln. Out came Ta-
ningno's A's and B Hats, as quickly responded to with the falsetto equivalents from Lassalle's sturdy throat
Then the Italian went 'one better,' and
the Frenchman, In order, as ho said,
to help himself up the scale, mounted
his chair and emitted the B natural,
whereupon Tamagno also stood upon
his chnlr and brought out uot only a
high C, but a ringing D flat Lassalle
wus now for mounting the tuble, but,
this being 'ruled out' as an unfair advantage over a less athletic opponent,
lie proceeded to get tbe necessary notes
from tbe eminence ot his chair amid
terrific applause from tb* rest of the
company. Tamugno now made a bold
dnsh for a D natural, but did not quite
succeed, and as I.nssalle fared no better we pronounced tbe result a 'dead
La grippe, pneumonia, and Influenza often leave a nasty cough
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The   Wnr   HI.   Soldiers   Managed
ICvade Tliem.
General I.ongstreet used to tell a good
many stories to show that tbe men ot
his command ulways treated captured
Union soldiers with as much consideration and kindness as was possible under the circumstances. He said that
his orders ou this point were very
strict, and he never knew any of bis
men to disobey. As be went on to explain how proud be was of the record
of bis men ou this point a listener employed In one of tho departments st
Washington interrupted blm.
"Undoubtedly your orders Were strict
general," he said, "but I happen lo
know that they were evaded. For example, in cast Tennessee you ordered
your men to respect the belongings of
prisoners, and this is the wuy some of
them did It: I wore u good pair of army
shoes, nearly new. One dny a good
natural fellow In gray with no shoes
to speak of wulkcd along our line looking Intently at the shoes of tbe captured Unionists. -He put his foot by
tbe side of mine and, remarking that I
was just his size, added: 'Old Pete
I Longstreet] says bo will have every
man shot who steals anything from u
prisoner. To save my life, won't you
trade shoes with mc? For I must have
them shoes.' Of course I truded, us
did other prisoners."
At this Longstreet smiled, but Insisted tbat the story didn't prove anything.       	
Difficult lloracbnfk Feat.
There are no better horsemen In tba
world than tbe cavalry officers of tbe
Italian army, yet even among them
there are very few who could perform
the feat recently achieved by one of
To run an ordinary foot race Is easy
■enough, but to run at full speed for
•several hundred yards holding In on*
ham! a spoon on which rests an egg
and to reach the goal without dropping
-the egg ls a feut which must bo practiced carefully n long time before lt
'can he performed successfully, aud as
■n result there are not many who can
he sure of accomplishing It whenever
tbey try. Great, therefore, was the
surprise wben an Italian officer mount-
■ed on Horseback performed this difficult feat Moreover, he selected a
'Course In which thero were two or
threo high fences, uud these he cleared
at full gallop without losing the egg.
Parliamentary Rnllns.
"He snld he could not help kissing
Ton," whispered tho first congressman's
■daughter. "He said when be sat beside you In tbe conservatory and looked into your eyes bo was moved by tn
Irresistible Impulse and simply bad to
kiss you."
"Did be?" smiled tbe second congress-
man's daughter, wbo was listening
will, some Interest to tbe apology thus
befog mado for the boldness of tbe
handsome cousin of tbe other girl.
"Yes. He said It wus your eyes that
won blm.   He"—
"Well, he'll havo to como around and
.orrect the minutes of that meeting.
The eyes won It, but the nose got It"
India'* Sacred Fir...
Tbo sacred fires of India bave not all
'been extinguished. Tbe most ancient
'which slill exists was consecrated
.twelve centuries ago In commemoration
•of the voyage made by tbe Parsees
when they emigrated from Persia to
Undla. The fire Is fed five times every
-two hours with sandalwood and other
Tragi nut materials, combined with very
•dry fuel.
A Bad Ber.
Bertie—I don't want to go to bed yet,
•sis. I want to see you aud Mr. Shepherd play cards. Lucie—You wicked
boy, to tblnk we should do such a
thing! We never do lt! Bertie—But I
heard mamma tell you to mind how
you played your cards when Mr. Shep-
-hcrd came.
I.-b.rlou. Search.
"Well," said l!orroughs, "that's ths
hardest work I know,"
"Whnt ls?"
"To find somebody that's easy to
l.iiov.-s Enough to Star In.
Cbolly—A fellow told me today that
I didn't know enough to go In when lt
Miss Sbarpc—And what did you sny 7
Cbolly—I assuhed blm lt was quits
unnecessary, doncber know, becnuse I
nevub go out wben lt rains.—Philadelphia Ledger.
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A widow, aged 79, named Syiuons,
wus pushed down by an infant ol 2
yew's oltl ut Dartmouth, und fractured her thigh.    She died.
Deafness Cannot Be Cured
by local applications a. they cannot reach tha
dl.ea.ed portion of the ear. There la only on*
way to cure .catneus, and that la by constl.ll-
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IQustachtan Tube. When this lull. Is Inlirrmcd
you have a rumbling- sound or Imperfect hearing, and when lt ls entirely closed. Deafness to
tho result, and unless the Inflammation can be
taken out and this tube restored to it. normal
condition, hearing will b. destroyed forever;
nine cases out of ten ar. caused by Catarrh, a
which Is nothing but an Inflamed condition of j
tho mucous surfaces. 1
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Hall'. Family Pill, ar. th. best.
tloing to a shot- to fetch wroorl, the
little son of (leorge Abr.tms, of 37
Wiektimupluee, Bouthwark, faukd his
father hanging fron. a beam.
Ther Are All In Prussia and Su»ply
the Entire World.
The potash which ls dug from the
royal Prussian mines, located at Struss-
furt, ninety miles from Berlin, is the
sole source of tbe world's supply. Before the mines were discovered the
best substitute wblcf could be found
for tbe product was wood asb, such as
the southern plantations used lu the
old days for making lye soap. The
Prussian mines are twenty-seven in
number and were devoted to the production of salt before rock salt was
When the new variety of salt was
given to the world tbe Prussian mines
were temporarily obundoned, and in a
few yenrs a search for rock salt was
instituted. The salt was found, but
In a badly adulterated condition, and
an analysis of tbe adulterant revealed
tbe fuct tbat it was the most valuable
part of the mineral. Tbe potash was
at once turned to use as commercial
The mines are controlled by a syndicate. They employ 21,000 men and
yield 1,200 car loads a day of potash.
Of the entire output 75 per cent Is
used for agricultural purposes, while
the remainder ls used for chemical
purposes. It Is largely utilized In tbe
cyanide process of extracting gold
from tbe ore.
is nt PRtPtRlr/NTIALio'ciGAR
Yoiill   Enjoy Every Bit 0! II.
So rapidly does lung irritatim spread
and deepen, that often in a few weeks a
simple rough culminate** in liilK't-cular
consumption. («Ivo heed io a rough,
there its always danger in delay, fset ,a
bottle of Bickle'S Anti-Consumptive Syrup, and cure yourtwlf. It is a medicine
unsurpassed for nil throat ond lung
troubles, it in compounded from several
herbs, each ono of which stands at the
head of the list as exerting a, wonderful
influence in curing consumption arid nil
lung diseases.
'Tis clearly not tho n^o of young
mon nt Maidenhead, Threo octogenarians, whose combined ages total
250 years, nre on tho nUU-nruMi's
I'd  rather be dead than suffer
again the tortures of Insomnia, palpitation and nervouH twitching of my muscles Induced by simple neglect of a little
lndlgetitiun." Thesu uru the fojrcoful and-
warning words of a ludy who proclaims
that her euro by South Auirfrftcun Nervine when everything ulso hud failed wee
a modern miracle. A few doses gives re-
KiihUt will hcu tramway <urs nm-J
nlflg on the new lines botwoen   Hum
monrnvith  Jlroadway   nnd   Oxbridge
Kidney tearon   Lights'— Eare]
you bacakuuho? Uo you fettl tlio way 7 Do
your Minim I'eyi heuvy V iiavu you pulna
In tho l.iii.'. 7 1 iu mi you (il/./aiuoHi 7
Have you a tired dragging fooling in the
regioim of tho kidneys / Any aud nil of
these indicate kidney troublou. Mouth
American Kidney (.'ure !■ a liquid kidney
speclllc und works wonderful tares in
most coiHpllcutud cuses.—04
Dr, Wlllin'iii Murl.t'iid. ulm at one
time held the oil.re of ii.H)Kv'.iir-f(one-
rnl of hoHpitulN, hun died nl the ngo
of h.j in Lutnion. Ho wuh educated
nt tne Medifnl School* in K-linliu.'i'.h,
mud  Joined   tho navy In   1H42.
Lever s
Dry  Soup   (a   Powder)    to
ami    flannels,— you'll    like
Thomae Hunter, editor of the Perth
CotiHtitullonul, Hun died ut. I'cith.
PecenHod Wilis n native of tllafgOW,
und won born in 1H41J, lilt, fattier being a full inii'iin of l'ti< id I.IVJng-
Ntone, (he explorer. He was apprenticed to the late llojlwrt I.yall, Turn-
er'H Court, Argyll Street, (HorfgOW,
whero he Nerved Mn time at the (Minting trade.
When the nerves are weak
everything goes wrong. You
are tired all the /time, easily
discouraged, ner/vous, snd
Irritable.   Your cheeks sre
pale and your blood is thin.
Your doctor says you are
threatened with a nervous
breakdown. He orders this
grand old family medicine.
"Far m.r. than M raara 1 lia.a ..ad Ain't
Saraanartll. la jar fatally. 11 la » irand tenia
St .Il llrn.a, aad a -miirlarfnl rat-lei., f.r Ian-
pa— -i_o_.''-l>. o. Molt, Wmi ll.-ia, Cao,
Kmp tlva bowels regular with Aysr'a
Pills,  lust  on*  pill  Moh  night.
A' Saldler Who Waa Pnnlahed ana a
Busier Who Waa I-xeu.ed.
From one of the French naval ports
comes an interesting story ot an incident which recently occurred there. A
general holding a high command made
his appearance suddenly at the bar-
sacks of an infantry regiment, which,
la obedience to his orders, was promptly drawn up In the yard. Then he explained the reason In a brief address.
He said that as he was walking in
tbe town attired in mufti on the previous day a man belonging to the
corps, who was the worse for liquor,
accosted bim rudely and asked him to
stand him a drink. ''Let bim step out
of the ranks," he concluded. Immediately a bugler emerged and, saluting,
said, "It is I, uiou general."
The Incident Is characteristic, and
apropos of lt we are reminded of such
an adventure wbicli • befell a certain
French marshal. A grenadier who was
exasperated nt /tome i Injustice that
had been done litai pointed his pistol
at the marshul andf pulled Hie trigger,
but it did uot go off., Without moving
a muscle the veteran cried, "Four days
in the cells for keeping your arms in
a bad state!" N .,
The bugler's honesty .can scarcely
have failed to be an extenuation of his
offense In the eyes of the general. .
Engineer Rafferty  Found Relief
in Dodd's Kidney Pills.
It    la    Hungarian     and    Orlfflaallr*
Meant a Freebooter.
Hussar Is a Hungarian word meaning originally a freebooter or free lance.
These men, strong, active, hardy, accustomed to capture nnd tame herds of
wild horses, were brought Into military servico by Corvlnus, the boy king,
tn 1442 and became the finest body of
light cavalry in the world. The suggested derivation from the Magyar—
huzst, twenty, and ar, pay (one horseman raised by twenty families)—is
only a fanciful one. Tbe name spread
into all armies, and bussars of all nations are distinguished by uniforms of
brilliant colors and elaborate ornament. Two characteristics are tbe dolman and the busby, witb its scarlet
cloth attachment, a survival of ths
narrow Magyar bag, which fell over
the left shoulder as a protection against
sword cuts.
Tho word dragoon wns first used of a
regiment of mounted infantry, so called from the dragons or short muskets
with wbicli they were armed. Ths
head of a dragon, wrought on the muzzle of the muskets, seemed to spit firs
and at one time was depicted on tbelr
Peculiar Land Tenure Caatom.
At Chlngford, tn Essex, England, an
estate Is beld by a very strange condition. Whenever it passes Into new
bands tbe owner, with bis wife, manservant and maidservant, comes on
horseback to tbe parsonage and pays
his homage by blowing three blasts
upon a horn. He carries a hawk upon
his list and bis servant has a greyhound in tho slip, both for the use of
Die rector for that day. He receives a
chicken for the hawk, a peck of oats
for his horse and a loaf of bread for
tils greyhound. After dinner the owner blows three more blasts, and then,
with his party, withdraws from the
rectory. ,
rainier aad Tavern Keeper.
Marlotto Albertlnclli, wbo lived In
tbo fourteenth century, was a painter
wbo spent much time In endeavoring
to produce certain mixtures lu oil. He
was not very successful and objected
so much to the criticism ho received
thut be gave up painting aud kept r
tuveru, but bis name as a painter still
lives, while bis tavern keeping record
lias passed away.
A Sehemer  Spotted.
"The young man talks a great deal
ubout bis estates abroad."
"Yes," answered Mr. Cumrox, "he's
like one or two others who wanted to
marry Into the family. He's anxious
to triulc his Imaginary estate for some
of my real estate."
Ilavea't  Wei
"Rut," said the Englishman, "you
have nothing to see over here—nothing
In tha way nf grand old things that'
bave long since fallen Into disuse."
"Wo haven't, eh? Wuit till 1 get yoa
u copy of tho city ordlnouces."
Sunlight  Soap   will  mt
burn the nap off wooten* !
nor the surface off linens. M
Waa Ran, Down Aad Laid Dp. sad ths
Great Kidney Bemedr Hade Blm
Strong and  Vlgorou Again
Winnipeg, Man., Mar. -S—(Special.)
—One ol the best known and most
popular locomotive engineers running
out of Winnipeg on the C.P.It. is Mr,
Ben Hafterty, who lives at 175 Maple
Street. And Mr. ItafTerty gi ves some
advice to railroad men that in these
worry none can afford to overlook,
days of blockades and rtrain and
That advice is "Use Dodd's Kidney
Fills."    Mr.  Kaffcrty says :
".Years of long rims on the railway
had broken down my constitution.
My back gave out entirely. Terrible
slurp cutting pains would follow one
another, till I felt as if I were being
i-lieeti a-way piecemeal.
"I would come in from a run tired
to death. My sole desire would be
to get rest and sLcep, and they were
the veiy things I could not get. Finally I got so baxl I had to lay oft
"Alter being laid up ten days I
started to use Dodd's Kidney l'ills.
The first night after using therm 1
slept soundly In three days I tliiew
away the belt I bad worn for years,
and now I havo not Uie slightest
pain In the back. I sleep soundly
iiaid wake up joyous and refreshed,
a*i.   Dodd's Kidney Pills did it."
To tfsiB day smallpox is alluded to
in the <rater island of the Hebrides
as ''niheaj. jmhath"—"the good wile"
—-a form af j.uphemism the idea of
woiclt is that' in order to escape the
ban of the dief-a-ie it should be. spoken o>f resi-ecitf uilly.
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pump rich blood to the nerve centres,
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Buxton hus a gift by Mr. Joseph
Milnthorpe, of Buxton, of £10,000,
with which to build i_ UlmshouSi
and a gift by the Duke of Devonshire
of an acre of land for the site.
Wluit Might Have Been—Among the
visitors to tho House' ol Commons
recently wus Colonel Lyn.'h, lately
released from servitude for assisting
our enemies in the Doer war.
At a private meeting of the ilrish
Parliamentary party held in Dublin,
Mr. John Redmond was re-oleer-nl tlie
chairman of the party for the eiisu-
ng session of parliament, anil Sir
Thomas Esmond, Captain Donelon
aad Messrs. Patrick O'Brien and S.
Hadila-ml liurke were re-elected whips.
Nothing looke mora ugly tlian to I'ee
person whose hands uro i-.ivoreil over
with warta. Why hav« Iheae aisfinure-
mentB on your person, when a sure remover of all wartB, corns, etc.. .an be
found iii   llollowtiy's   (lorn   (lure ?
It doesn't relieve a lit of imiomni i
to have your foot go to sleep.
The green-eyed monster deserves to
be given a black eye.
Lord Aberdour, the Earl cf Morton's heir, who is engaged to many
Miss Coats, a daughter of tiie great
Scottish cotton house, is a cousin to
Eorl    Fitzwilliam. Tie   town    of
thread cocks her beaver,'   and   won't
look at old Eenfrew any more.
—A pill that acts upon the stomach and
yet is bo compounded that certain ingredients of it preserve their power to act
upon the intestinal canals, so as to
clear them of excreta, eras long looked
for by the medical pi-dfiession. It was
ound in Pbrmelee's Vegetable l^ills,
which are the result, ro. much cxrwert
study, ami are sclentififca'lly prepared ps
a   luxativo   und   an   iiUei-ml i.vi' In one.
Inqol.Mlve  Birds.
Of the birds undoubtedly the blue
Jays bave the most inqulslUveneis.
And they are the most noisy in expressing it, although crows will bold a close
j second place, If not fully the equal.
t How the jays screeched and whistled
(and called—-i confusion of all tbe
Bounds of Jaydom—near my home!
More than a dozen .darted Into a small
evergreen tree on the lawn. People
earae from several houses In the vicinity, ali curious to know what was tbe
matter with the birds. It seemed .to
be a "want to kuow" on both sides.
The Jays had discovered a cat walking
meekly along by the fence in tbe low
shrubbery near and under the spruce
tree. There was no uest iu the vicinity,
and, so far as could be ascertained, the
cat had not attacked tbe Jays. But
what a pandemonium of jay Jargon
over one meek looking, quiet cat! The
jays outdid themselves and called out
nearly all the occupants of the many
houses on that street.
Automobiles killed a» mjuny persons
in England in one week, ss railway
trains dih in a, year. i'hey'ro both
bad things to get in firoirt .of.
Queen's College, Ballast, i.i«b juBt
received a cheque for £2,r_*>o., -'ihich
has been given Iby Professor J.iedlerick
Purser, of DublSn, towards lousd'nig
a studentship ii_ mathematical sci-hico
in memory of his brother, the loi^i
Professor John! Purser, nnd a voy
good Purser, tot>.
IT IS THE FAnaiEttjS l'HIENl).—'Iho
farmer will find in. Dr. Thomas EclcVtrte
Oil a polent reimnly for wounds ofpsins
in the body or for aitections ol the re'
spiratory organs rand for liousunold vUbe
(renerally. He twill also lind it a convenient friend in treating injured hones, cattle, etc., or relieving lliiun u'heit
attacked by colds, co-ens, or any Iln-
dred ailments to» which they ure subject.
The title of the Duke of Argyle's
now opera is "Conn/il and tho
Breast-of-LIg/ht." It is In three acts
with the story laid at Tai'a, In Ireland, and Mr. MucConn is engaged
on the mmsic. Versatile man. is the
MacCallum Mhor |	
■ tolling Piles.- Dr.Agnow'a Ointment
la prooi against tha tormenta ot Itching
l'll-H. TIiuuhiukIm of testimonials ol
cures enacted by il/s use. No case too
aggravating or too long .landing lor It
to sootho, comfort -and cure, it cures la
from  3  to 0  nightly.     35  cental.—US
The cobbler isn't a mendlpant, for
mend he can.
To   Restore   Leather  Blndlnara.
To restore the leather bindings of
books wash them first very lightly and
carefully with clean warm water In
which a tiny piece of soda bas been
dissolved, In order to free tbe leather
from grease; then wash with clear water to remove the soda, and dry. Dissolve a bit of gum arable tbe size of a
small bean In a teaspoonful of water
and beat lt up with a teaspoonful of
the white of an egg. With a bit of
sponge go lightly over tbe leather with
this glair and let lt dry.
Should the glair froth np on the
lleather, aa lt is very likely to do if
there ls much tool work ou tbe book,
dab lt until lt subsides with tho palm
af tbe hand or with the sponge
squeezed as dry as possible.
Tho oldest    timepieces — tho-    silent
watches of thu night.
A rlase   shave—a well-to-do. .twin's
for flvo cent».
- • i
A doctor may check your j_jrff» |liot-
tcr than a baggngeinnn.
ilk Mr Us •«i_i.« I
Plains nnd volleys do not "seem Ao
look, but hills and inounl tains nn'
always peaking.
False reports—blank enrtr friges.
Her Knaband'a Male Frlenda.
One of the most complicated duties
itf a wife1 is the shuffling off of her hus-
bn\nd's mats friends, says tlie Ladies'
Flefcd. Fifty per cent can go at once,
for half a man's bachelor associates
are, uecordlng to his .wife, not fit for
polite social?, either because tjioy havo
•no manners or because they wfr»r tbe
•wrong sort of collars. Ten per cent
she may genuinely dislike, or possibly
they may uot take to her. Some of the
Test are on th« borderland of tolerutlon.
I but  most of lliein  havo a knack of
|f dropping off by slow degrees. Possibly
•jiiis is the Inward and spiritual mean-
\ &-.g of tho farewell bachelors' dinner
most    intending     bridegrooms     give.
' though they  never  realize It at  tbe
jl time.
The Lion Didn't Hoar,
ttfls related that Plnnow, the faithful servant and personal valet of Prince
Bismarck, once trod on bis master's
■gouty foot Instead of swearing at
him or even declaring be was a clumsy
fool, Bismarck, noticing thnt Plnnow
himself was frightened, said: "Consld-
sr yourself honored. No otber person
my dear Plnnow, not even the kaiser
himself, would have been suffered to
tread on my corns."
The twenty-second annual meeting of the shareholdera of tha Federal Life
Assurance Company of Canada was held at the head office of tbe company In
Hamilton a", Tuesday, March 1, 1904.   The President, Mr. David Dexter. In
the chair. The following reports and financial statement were submitted.
Your directors have the honor to present the report and financial statement of the company (or the year, which closed on tbe Slst December, 1803
and duly vouched! for by the auditors.
The new business of the year consisted of one thousand nine hundred and
flrty-Beven applications for insurance, aggregating $2,841,260, ot which nineteen hundred and sixteen applications for »2,748,172.B0 were accepted.
As in previous years, the income of the company Bhows a gratifying Increase, and the assets of the company have been Increased by $261,672.89,
audi have now reached $1,893,960.70, exclusive of guarantee capital.
The security for policy holders, including guarantee capital, amounted at
the close of the year to $2,763,960.70,, and the liabilities for reserves and all
outstanding claims, $1,711,200, showing a surplus of $1,062,760.70. Exclusive
of uncalled guarantee capital, the surplus to policy holders was $182,760.70.
Policies on seventy lives became claims through death, tothe amount of
$130,234.62, of which $2,000 was reinsured In other companies.
Including cash dividends and dividends applied to the reduction of premiums, $41,770.87, with annuities, the total payments to policy holders amounted
to $204,018.49.
Careful attention has been given to the investment of the company's
funds, in first-class bonds, mortgage securities, and loans on the company's
policies, amply secured by reserves. Our lnvestmenes have yielded a very
satisfactory rate of Interest.
I-xpenses have been confined to a reasonable limit, consistent with due
efforts for new business.
The results of the year indicate a most gratifying progress. Compared)
wltCi the preceding year, the figures submitted by the directors for your approval show an advance of fifteen per cent. In assets
The assurances carried by the company now amount to $14,945,249.66, upon which the company holds reserves to the full amount required by law, and,
In addition thereto, a considerable surplus.
The field officers and agents ot the company are Intelligent and loyal, and
are entitled to much credit for their able representation of the company's interests. The members of the office staff have also proved faithful In the
company's services.
Your directors regret to report the death of Mr. T. H. Macpherson, the
Second Vice-President of the company, and a valued member of the Executive
Committee. The vacancy thus caused was filled by the election ot the Rev.
Dr. Potts. DAVID DEXTER, President and Managing Director.
To the President and Directors of the Federal Life Assurance Company
Oentlemen,—We have carefully audited the books and records ot your
company for the year ending 31st December last, and have certified to fthelr
The cash and journal vouchers have been closely examined, and agree
with the entries recorded.
The debentures, bonds, etc.. In the possession of the company have been
Inspected, whilst those deposited with '.he Government or banks have been
verified by certificate, the total agreeing with the amount as shown in the
statement of assets.
The accompanying statements, viz., revenue and assets and liabilities,
show the result of ths year's operations, and, also, the financial position of the
company. Respectfully submitted,
Hamilton, 1st March, 1904.
Financial Statement for 1903.
Premium and annuity Income $497,931 7T
Interest and rents    76,264 63
 %     574,19. 40
Paid to policy holders $204,018 49
All other payments 172,378 68
Balance   187.799 23
 $      674,196 40
Assets, Deo, 31, 1903.
Debentures and bonds $649,742 20
Mortgages «3«.431 93
Loans on policies, bonds, stocks, etc 280,638 bs
All other assets        M24.24T 99
au otner assets   %   1,898.960 70
Reserve fund •^ftSS-iS
Claims awaiting proof       88,600 oo
Other liabilities        'i'«J? II
Surplus on policy holders' account     182,760 70    ^ Mg ,M 70
Aagot.  1.893,960 70
Guarantee" coital     8W0 °°
Total seeurity   MNS_S» S
Policies were Issued assuring   iiisSKS S
Total Insurance In force   •   •••• •:''£*'®*^™t£°
The foregoing reports and statement were received and adopted on tne
motion of President David Dexter, seconded  by Vice-President Lleut.-Col.
KeThe retiring directors were re-elected, and at a subsequent meeting of the
directors th. following officers were re-elected: Mr ^avld Dexter Resident
and Managing Director: Lieut-Col. Kerns and Rev. Dr, Potts, Vice-Presidents.
jl   fS
     TRY OGILVIE'S    	
"Royal  Household,"
A Perfect Flour
Said la Orljinpl Packages Oalj
Hy All D.iilcrs.
If ao, tha nndaralgned wants yonr hoaU-eaa and will oml.aror to i_lve arvtls-.ctl.n.
Oeah advanoed On eonBUramanU.     BeCeranca:   Cnlon Bank oi Canada.
Th. el-Mt ait.lilishcil Grain Coa-nlaalon
Marchant in Wlanlpaf,
Brain   Enohanga,   Winnipeg.
Do You Want
Wa ill In iion. D.C., Nt*. m, nmm.
rtMM Mad m. your "TtMMM m_
A* HoiH inO Hi DtMMM."   !.«••
«m4   KMd-ir> »p-->ai Cur* for IM
mn And _u<1'y unify to Ht marks.
VMM trulr.      ;-»»«* C. HoJwtv
ltbaoU.%7 0-1*4.
Uktrtft. J**- mm, »•*>   .
| And Moat Soooaeaful Remedy Evar Dlaooverad for Sp-vlna, Hug-woe* j
6pllnts n-rad e-U Lameness.
IThtatathetmquallCMe-perleDoaof thoaaaana of horae-Mnandotheralnth-iaadot-wr j
eountrlea and there In no reason why you nlioiiM not .liars In thee, benaflta.   Juat read
what tha above people aay about "KenilaU'i."  Write to thorn tor your own -Stlafaotloa.
In addition to bring the beat stable remedy _       	
known, ills unoqunlea as a liniment for houae-l
hold and family tue. Bold aeoeraMy brail drug*!
Igists. ITIoa 81: air bottiea for is. Wa aendl
valuable book, ''a Tr-.ll.- eo the Mane,7' pro-l
fuaely Ulust-ateo, free upon request,
Ertoeburg Fe.Ha. Vt
Tlio Karl of Shaftesbury presided
over a meeting of llolfust citizens lo
consider the desirability of u public
testimonial In recognition of Ihc services of the Itight Hon. Sir Daniel
Dixon, Hurt., twice mayor nnd three
times Lord Mayor of the city.
THOROUGHLY. — rarnielco's Vegetable
l*liin dear tin' stomach nml bowels ui
ipiiinuN matter, cause ihe esaretnry vessels to throw off impurities from tho
lilooil into tho howcls ami expel tho deleterious mass from the body. They do
t til H without pulli or incoiiv, nle'e'e to the
patient, who speedily realizes llielr good
Offices us soon os they lieRln lo take effect. They hnve strong recommendations
from nil kinds of  people.
i At the wedding of a farmer ut I'-nl-
lyfanton, near Poylo, one of the
guests ut supper, u m«n nained I'Je-
nienls. suddenly leaped from I,is sent,
writhed nbout the flour, nii'l ilind.
A doctor found thnt dentil resulted
front choking, u large piece til nie.it
being found lodged in Clements,
I Use the sole, pleasant nnd efteetual
WOrfll tiller. Mother (IriiveHf Woim il-',N-
lermliinliir; iinlhinK equals it, 1'roi'lire n
bottle   nml   tnke  it hiitne.
I .-.__	
Visitors to free baths would hardly tfcciillc(l lnilli sponges.
On the side—mutton chop whiskers.
It wus    nt    "(let",    tysbii.'g    that
.many got more than they Wanted.
A news (s)   centre—the
'noso   lor
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.^w*to»-y:- ■' mma
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fty. Pleasant  Advocates
(Established April 8, 1898.)
Mrs. R. Whitney, Publisher
•Office: si23 WestHiiuster avenue.
l-Sai-isr.   Ofpick—30  Fleet street,
Jiondou. R.  0.,   Eugland  Whero a
file of "The Advocate"  is kept tor
Tel. B1405.
SubScrlptiou $1 a year   payable  in
5 cents a Copy.
Notices of BirtliB, Marriages, and Deaths
published free of charge.
Vancouver, B.C., May 28, 1904.
South Vancouver.
-unction of Westminster avenue and Westminster road. SF.RVIC1-S at 11 a. m., ami
5:30 p.m.; Sunday School nt2:30 p.m. Kev.
Geo. A. Wilson, It. A„ Pastor. Mflnse corner of
Eighth;, renue nnd Ontario street.   Tel. 1066.
-.6r.ner.Dl Ntnt and Westminster avenues.
KERVICKS at 11a.m., unil 7 p. m.: Sunday
8-hCtol and tliblo Class '2:110 p.m. RflV. (I. II.
M. Sutherland, Pastor. Parsonage fill Eleventh
avenue,   west.
flr Michael s, (Auglican).
Corner Westminster tohU nnd Prluca Edward
atreet. SERVICES at 11a.m., and 7:80 p.m.,
Holy Communion 1st ajul 3d Sundays In each
month after morning prayer, '2ii and -lth Sun-
days at Bn. in. Sunday School at 2:110 p.m.
Rev. O. II. Wilson, Rector. Residence 872
Thirteenth avenue, east.
Seventh avehtio, between Westminster ave
nneand Quebec street. SERVICES at 11 a.m.,
and 7::tl»p.in.; Sunday School at 2:-80 p.m.
Rev. A. W. McLeod, Pastor. Residence l«9
filxth avenue, cast.
Advent Christian Church (not7th day Adventists) corner Ninth avenue and Westminster road. Services 11 a.m., and 7:110 p.m.,
Sunday School at 10 a. m. Voting peoples'
Society of Loyal Workers of Christian Einlea-
Vor meets every Sunday evenlng at fi: 'l.'i o'clock.
Prayer-meeting Wednesday nlglitsat 80'clock.
, See When Your Lodge Meets
The 2d aud 4th Moudays of the month
Court Vaucouver, I. O. F., meets at
8 p m.
Mt. Pleasaut Lodge No. 19,  I.O.O.F.,
tuects at 8 p. ta.
Vaucouver  Council   No. 211a,   Canadian Order of Choseu Friends meets
the 2d and 4th Thursdays of the month.
Alexandra Hive No 7, Ladios of the
Maccabees holds its regulnr meetings on
the 1st, and 3d Fridays of the month
-,  Very best Ice Cream at McKinnon's.
Live tho Natural Life, eat what you
lifce, and walk on tho sunny side of the
Vay —Roliert Oollyer.
By tolling merchants they saw their
advertisements in The Advocate onr
;  readers will confer a favor nnd help tho
j |»per greatly.
For Local News Read The Advocate
J$pad the Now York Dental Parlors
advertisement iu this paper, theu go to
New York Dental Parlors for your work
Before starting ou a shopping tour,
look over the advertisements iu the
By right thinkiug does the race grow.
By Albert Big-low Paine.
. All day I have toiled In that busy mill
Where souls are ground and money is
All  day,  till  my  temples    throb    and
W|th the whirring grind of the wheels
.1 trade.
All day I have gripped  the trenchant
And grappled with columns black nnd
Till to-night I nm faint and my senses
And the glory of God seems far   and
And so I have come to this riulet room
To Bit In the dark    and   touch    the
To wake the ghost and the lost perfume
Of the soul's  dead  flowers  with my
And here, alone, for a single hour
I can dream and Idle and drift nway;
I can touch the ghost of   e   passionflower—
I can catch the gleam of a vanished
I can gather the lilies of long ago
Thnt bloomed by the path where   a
baby trod;
And love's first roses, as white as snow,
That are blossoming now at the feet
of God.
Oh, scented summer of long ago!
Oh, vanished day with your gleam of
Oh, blood-red lips and bosom of snow!
You are mine once more as in days
of oldi-
JuBt for to-night, for at early dnwn
I am  back  to   the  grovel  of greedy
Where the wheels of traffic go whirring
And  souls are  ground    Into    golden
The entire  Council   was present ou
Saturday May 21st
The survey made by Albert- J. Hill,
Esq., uuder instructions from the
Burnaby and South Vancouuer Councils,
to deilue the exact bouudary between
the two Municipalities, was adopted by
the Council.
It wns decided that the Board oi
Works inspect Quebec street, and Seventeenth aveuue, to see what cau lie doue
to carry the ditch water off; this in
answer to Mr. Christie's letter on the
Mr. W. S. Price certified that the
books were correct up to April 30th.
Tho Mayor aud Council of Victoria,
invited the Reeve and Council to the
Victoria Celebrations, which was accepted with thauks.
The Clerk was authorizod to pay for
Rock Screen aud freight thereon,
The amount of $15 was paid Mr.
Smith for half the cost of fencing iu
oue side of the unused part of the Hall
Mr. W. E. Gibson was paid $(50.75, the
bulanco of the Wellington avenue
The balance of tlie Boilwell road contract was also ordered to bo paid, $60.65.
Euclid avenue contract is also finished
ami full amount $04.20 paid.
Tyler & Hills contract ou Westminster aveuue is to be paid wheu passed
by the Board of Works.
James Phillips was allowed $850.00
ou his mile of Westminster aveuue, less
powder had.
Messrs. Joj-co & Harvey received a
further advance of $450 00 on tho Westminster road cut;.
Tenders were received as follows:
Cedar Cottage road—Joyce & Harvey,
$18 per chain; J. Puonessa, $18; J.
Edgertou, $22. Porter road—Joyce &
Harvey, $14; J It. Jones, $15; Peterson
$18; J, Pannossa, $18; J. Edgertou, $19.
East rond near Eburne Bridge, J. Edgertou, $8; Han-is $17.50. Ferris road—T
Taylor, $9; .1. Edgertou, $9; J. Pretlovc,
$9.75; W. Scott, $11. Upon motion of
Councillors Ballson aurl Taylor, these
were laid over till after the Financial
mpetiug on Saturday next, 28th iust.,
and power given tho Committee to let
snme if sufficient, funds are iu hand.
Councillors Mole and Wilsou moved
that Feuce viewers under the Bylaw
bo appointed, aud that F. W. Hartley,
David Gray aud Thos. Domiiu, Esqs.,
bo appoiuted; carried.
Councillors Taylor and Ballson, pro
posed that- all persons previous to clearing their frontage on the mniu roads
should give notice in writing to the
Council of their intention; this was
The Board of Works is to inspect
Victoria, road before next regular
meeting and roport.
Councillors Ballson and Mole moved
that Teuders bo called for raising the
culvert on Wellington avonue two foot
aud puncheon same for about two
chains length with heavy cedar and
covered with gravel 2 feet deep, the
puncheon to be 18 feet wide. A lump
sum to be stated.
The Clerk was instructed to ascertain
if Buy Provincial Taxes are still owing
to the Government on Muuicipa-rlauds,
aud if so to pay them up aud charge to
preseut owuers.
Au awning wns ordered to bo placed
over the Council Chamber window aud
the floor to bo covered with carpet.
Tho Electric Light Poles By-law was
read throe times.
Tho Council then adjourned.
Avenue Turniture
We onu furnish your house from top to
bottom. Should it not bo convenient
for you to pay all the cost we can
arrange Easy Time Payments. Our
price are extremely low.
Bedroom Suits, 3 pieces $18.00
Bed Lounges $11.4li
Carpet Squares, all sizes, from... .$4
Liuoleums, Oilcloths, &c„ at very low
figures.   §AT~ Trial solicited.
W. J. WATERS, Manager
Furniture Departineut.
Grocery Dept.
Marmalade,  4-11  tiu 45c
Orange Moot,   2  pkgs.,    35c
Fauey Creamery Butter, 2-Dis 45c
5.T. Wallace
Westminster avenue & Harris street.
Telephone 1200
Mail Orders Promptly Filled.
Young Peoples Societies.
Loyal Workers of Christian Endeavor
meet at 15Jminntes to 7, every Sunday
evening iu  Adveut Christian  Church,
corner Ninth ave. and Westminster Rd.
Epwortli   League of   Mt.    Pleasant
Methodist Chnrch meets at 8 p. m.
B. Y. P. U., meets  in   Mt. Pleasaut
Baptist Church at 8 p. 111.
The Y. P. S. C. E., moots at 8 p. m.
in Mt.Pleiisasunt Presbyterian Church.
Rend W. .7. Anuniid's advertisement
In this paper; he 1ms the very wheel
yon need at his East End Cyolery, 148
Hastings street, cast.      m
Change's for advertisements should lie
In before Thursday noon to insure their
Itolnniral Plant..
HoU tbe Secret if Lift ind Death
Recent experiments conducted by most
eminent scientist:., prove that light is a
great remedial a^cnt; it is eiwentially
Nature's agt.nl. It mav 1* either sunlight or electric light, W it has a decided effect in helping nature to banish
disease and restore health. Other scientific men have proved that oxygen electrifies the heart and can prolong life.
The people on this earth are isusc(.j>__ble
to some laws which govr-rn plant life. A
plant cannot be successfully (frown in the
dark. A man is seldom healthy and strong
who lives in the dark or in sunles; rooms.
After all, Nature's ways are fouud to be
the best. Nature's remeclies are always
best for eradicating disease, and by this we
mean a medicine made of roots and herbs.
They are Otttmllnted iu the stomach and
taken up by the blood nnd are, therefore,
the most potent means which can be employed for the regaining of lost health.
Dr. R. V. Pierce, consulting physician to
the Invalids* Hotel and Surgical Institute,
at Buffalo, N. V., in many years of extern
sivc practice, found that he could pin his
faith to an alterative extract of certain
plants and roots for the cure of all blood
diseases. This he called Dr. Pierce's
Golden Medical Discovery. Containing no
alcohol nor narcotic?, entirely vegetable,
this "Discovery" makes rich red blood and
Is a powerful tissue builder, giving the tired
business man or woman rem wed strength
and health. Rapidly growing schoolgirls
and boys often show impoverished blood
by the pimple* or boils which appear on
face or neck. To eradicate the poisons
from the blood, and feed the heart, lungs
and stomach on pure blood, nothing is
so good as Dr. Pierce's Golden Medical
Don't allow the dealer to insult your in*
telligence by offering his own blood remedy to you Jnste.id of this well known
preparation of Dr. Pieicc's. Ten chances
to one lie will substitute a cheap compound
having a Urge petv-tttiige of alcohol In it.
lir  i ierce'fi IN 11 ts nre the bent for the |
bowels.    Use Hum with the "DlHcotery.1
The 24th.
Mt. Pleasant was practically deserted
on Victoria Dny. Mt. Pleasant people
could lie fouud among the excursions to
Victoria, Nanaimo, Agassiz, Steveston,
the bicycle races at Broeton Point,
horse races at Hastings and at North
Vancouver. Numerous small
pinic parties  from   the   Hill   could
found  in   Stanley    Park,    nt   Greer
Beach, Lynn Creek and in the viciui
of the Capilnuo dam.
Tlie brightest, jnllicst aud happiest
oveut of the day—here, there or anywhere else—took place at Lynn Creel.;
in the form of the Anuual Picnic of the
Y. Pi S. C. E., of Mt. Pleasaut Presby
teriau Church, at which some thirty
yonng members spent the day enjoying
life to ils fullost extent, Immediately
upon landiug nt Moodyville, excitemeut
ran high over the question of who would
be first ou the grounds, and wheu once
a'suitable place was selected and baskets
etc., hail been deposited in shady places,
bulls, bats, lnoroese sticks, tcnuii-
rnckets, footballs appeared as if by
magic and tho fun commenced. All at
once somebody thought they were
hungry aud the baskets believed so too,
for the eatables went likomioke nud the
creek was reported to have, gone down
Several inches. After lnneli came tbi
principal event on I io program, viz
Ladies' Basket Bull Match. When
Captains McKee nnd Thompson called
their teams together tho line-np was
as follows:
Capt. Thompson, centre, Miss Tyler,
Miss Laugley, forward, Cupt.McKec
Miss Morrison, ' '       Miss Moody,
Miss McCullough, guard, Miss Harvey,
Miss McKeo. ' '       Miss Owens
Talk about your championship games
well, we have seeu some but never one
that compared with this I From (he
start to the finish the spectators were
upon pins and needles nud hardly dared
to whisper, much less cheer, fur fear of
tinning the tide of fori line ono wny or
the other Two quarters and no score,
In the third quarter yon might hnvo
heard a plu drop, and wheu toward the
cud of this quarter Capt. Thompson
scored a goal, the npplanse was something truly terrible aud even the trees
seemed to join iu, ands-wcll, everbody
felt the raiu. There was no score iu the
last quarter and the victorious team wns
cheered to Ihe echo and carried off the
prize—a box of candies.
It was really surprising tbe amouut
of fuu that was packed in between
meals aud the amount of food that wns
eateu between {tamest The only thing
that marred thfi happiness of tho whole
day vas the straying nwny of two and
two, equals four, of the pnrty, just before going-hiime-tiine, fortunately however, Ihey were found by dint of persist-
aut searching and the crowd being com-
pMe StarJet, tor home, cac h and every
one voting it "the best yet."
A large and jolly holiday party went
up to the Sq'.iiur.ish River   on   Mondny
morning, retaining Wednesday even-
ing. They were the guests of Mr.
Faulk; Manager Of the Woods Lumber
Cu, nud a more delightful entertainer
rotihl not lie fouud anywhere. Fishing,
bottling, pony riding were tho chief
pttFsiimcs, and ou tho last evening of
the pai'ty a sojourn n delightful ditucc
was held. Those present; Mr. and Mrs
Funlk, Mr. nud Mrs. James Day, Mr.
and Mrs. Thomas, Mr and Mrs.' Judd,
Mr. and Mrs. Allen R«e, Mr. and Mrs
Wright, Mr. and Mrs. E. B. Mndill, Mr.
and Mis. Charles Roup, Mr- ami Mrs.
Chailes Mills, Mr. aud Mrs. N. S.
Hoffar, Mr nnd Mrs. ,f. T. Abray,
Mi.ws Ethel, Lottie ami Vita Faulk,
Misses Nellie nnd Nettie Hoffar, Misses
Relit and Minnie Rue, Miss 1-ouise
Rndlet, Miss Orlllft Jndd, Miss Emma
Coyler, Miss Edna Thome, .Messrs,
Arthur, Loon hikI Enile Faulk, Messrs
Edgar and Oscar Rce, Messrs. Allen mid
Jaine. Hoffar, Messrs. Fred and James
MoGl'O, Me.- -is. Ed nud Thomas Wilson,
Messrs. a. MoFal den, Thomas Keeling,
E J Criikniay, Wm. Ettershauk, .lohn
E-aybri-k, Dunoon Lee, Webb Judd,
Danici] MoKluuon, Hugh Mills, Wm.
.lone 1, George Corley, Roliert Brunson,
Capt. Halkill and Hon. Wm. Walker.
FonsnAW — Born to Mr. nod Mrs.
0 10 I'"urshnw, .'.'(ill Fourteenth avenue,
BSSt, May a.'irt, n son.
Lonii —Brut) to Mr. and Mrs. Long,
corner of Ninth avenue find rlvott street,
May 20th, n sort
Tho Conversazione you hold during
working hours with tho rest of the
workers will never milk;' yonr pay en-
\ili> e bulge.
L. O.   T. M.
On Vriday the  20th iust.,   the Baby
Hive of the _i. O. T M., Fairview, was
tho  proud  recipient-  i f   a  visit from
Deputy   Supreme  Commander,    Lady
Baxter, uotice>of  tlie  intended   houor
was conveyed at a Iato hour ou the previous evening, so small  attention  was
paid to decorations aud other seemingly
important matters,   compatible   with a
just ackuowledgemeut of our appreciation of the great courtesy exteuded us;
uevert heless, we rose to the  occasion—
ns many women have—aud gave a most
hearty welcome to  the   honored guest,
together with her escort, Deputy Orgaui-
zer Lady Griffin.   After the trausactiou
of regular  business,   Lady Baxter  addressed the assemblage;   her  remarks,
concise and   pithy,   were woven about
the thought "We are our owu Masters-
I am what I will to  be."   Those  who
had the pleasure of   hearing  her speak
iu the City Hall during the past weok
will readily coucur with us iu tho belief
that everything she says bears   the   undress of  her strong individuality, and
beautiful unselfish  character,   nud the
words to which   the   members  of our
Hive gave eager heed proved no exception ; there was borue iu upon us, as her
discourse proceeded,   a   nobler fnith iu
our sex and a firmer  determination to
use onr best efforts in  furthering every
cause pertaining to  wonieu's advauce
ment—a cause Lady Baxter most firmly
"She walks iu the pathway of beauty,
Led thence by the Augel of Love:
Hei  pass-word,  "Our Womanhood s
To life, aud the Master above.
We garner tho grains of   her  thresh
Aud kuow what tho harvest is worth-
Whilst thanking tho Giver of blessings
That His Saints still labor on earth.
Our efficient Lady Commander, Jauet
Kemp, acknowledged .most courteously
and fittingly, llie remarks of Lady Baxter, after which. Lady Griffin gave
greeting, nud was followed by others
present iu voicing the gratification of
the "Baby Hive" in tho houor conferred
upon it by the presence of such a distinguished guest. Tea was served, thus
milking the gathering informal and
chatty. We bade God speed to the part
ing guest, congratulating ourselves aud
each other in beiug identified in ever so
humble a manner, with oue whose name
is so widely known nud honored in the
world of letters, aud the work of the
L O. T.M.
—T.. G. v. G
City   of  Vancouver.
SEPERATE TENDERS will be received by the uudersigucd up to May
30th, at fi p. .ni., for the following:
1.—A Rnuge for the Police Station.
2.—A Typewriter for the Police Sta-
The lowest or any tender not necessarily accepted.
Vancouver, B. 0., May 28, 1904. •
At the celebration of the hundredth
performance ot Retour de Jerusalem,
the author and artists who had helped
to n^ike the play a success, assembled
at a banquet In the Hotel Bitz. Some
appeared In fancy dress, others in dar
ing Innovations.
Simorie Le Borgy wore e charming
creation tending more than ever to
ward the XVII'h century modes. The
gown was of a soft and pliable taffeta
chiffon of a creamy-white. The pay-
sonne skirt had a deep shirred yoke
which ran to a point In front.
Set on about the knees was a deep
Irregular Insertion of Point de Paris,
with design, that was of flowers and
leaves, tinted In the most delicate tones
of pale pink, mauve, blue and pastel
green. Deep flounce of taffetas shirred
many times and encrusted with diamond-Bp aped motives of lace alternating with small wreaths of white chiffon
And apropos of these trifling but Important accessories, the smartest belt
for Summer gowns will be of richly
embroidered linen, either all white or in
colors, Its buckle Is linen-covered and
lt presents a quite new Idea to the
shirt-waist girl.
In measuring the height and width
of the head always remember that a
man's head Is one inch more than a
woman's. Measured above the ears,
the head should be from five and a-half
to six and a-hnlf Inches wide. What
ever its number of Inches it should
equal exactly those from the top of the
crown of the head to the opening of
the ear.
Your eyes Bhould be exactly In the
centre of your head—precisely on a line
drawn horizontally midway between
the crown of your head and your chin.
These proportions apply to men's features as well as women's. The length
of the nose. too. In any face, male or
female, Grecian or American, Bhould
measure exactly one-third of the face.
In the perfect face, for Instance, the
proportions of the mouth are related
to the proportions of the eyo, as the
proportions of the eye are related to
the proportions of the ear.
Therefore, if your eye and mouth
are In proportion, your eye should be
exactly two-thirds the width of your
mouth. The length of your ear should
be twice that of your eye.
As a rule the measurements given
here apply only to adults, but the relation between the car and the eye is ob-
Berved in very young children.
Now, having some Idea of the ine.-is-
urement of the eyes, It Is Important to
know how Ihey should be placed. The
whole expression of a face depends
upon whether the eyes are set too far
apart or too near together. From their
setting we will even Bay a person looks
deceptive or honest.
The Advocate is tho best, nelvort-ising
medium where it circulali's.  Tel. B1406
City of   Vancouver,
TENDERS will be received by the
undersigued up to 4 p. m., on Thursday,
June 16th, 1004, for Sewering of certain
districts in Mouut Pleasant, Fairview
and the East End of the City.
Plans, profiles, aud specifications can
bo seen in the office of the City
Tho lowest, or any tender, uot ueces
sarily accepted.
No tender will be accepted unless
accompanied by a marked cheque or
cash deposit equal to b% of the amouut
of the contract.
Vancouver, B. G, May 28th, 1904.
Voters'  List.
FOR I804.
PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given
that the Voters' List for the Oity of
Vancouver for A. D. 1904 has beeu
completed, nud shall remain iu my
office uutil the 1st of September, 1904,
for examination by nil coucerued
Any person who shall claim to be
added to said Voters'; List, or any
Elector who shall desire to have any
name erased therefrom shall prefer bis
or her request iu writing, sigued with
his or her name, stilting the Ward to
which lie or she belongs, and shall de
liver or cause the same to be delivered
to me within the timo hereiubeibre
Vancouver, B. C, April 12th, 1904.
TENDERS will be cousidered at the
next regular meetiug of the Council ou
Saturday, June 18th, for the following:
For raising the Culvert 2 feet ou
Wellington avenne, Collingwood, nud
laying heavy Cedar puncheon ou about
2 chaius of the road, the puuchoou to bo
covered with Gravel taken off tho hill
The Gravel to bo laid 2 feet deep, and
the puncheon to be 18 feet long.
State price in a lump sum.
The lowest or auy tender not ncc.s-
sarily accepted.
Teuders to be iu before 2 o'olock on
day of meetiug.
William G. WALKHR, C. M. C
South Vaucouver, May 26, 1904.
at the uext regular meeting of the Board
of License Commissioners for the
Municipality of South Vancouver, I
shall apply for a transfer of the Hotel
License fer tho premises situated ou
Block 8, Subdivision of District Lot 893
known as the Gladstone Inn in the said
Municipality of ' South Vancouver to
William Cummings.
We have just
Fitted up
our now Cake and
Confectionery Store with handsome
show -cases aud fixtures, are putting in
a splendid stock of
of all kinds—equal to any to be
hnd anywhere iu the pity.
Wo will bo pleased to have your order.
We aro also  ia bettor position   than  ever before   to
supply you with
Wm Dp Muir
Ring up 'phonk 448. Mt. Pleasant.
Full fresh Half
Package    -^   .
Vegetable or Flower—all  the
same. [J^IT Sweet Peas 30c lb.
It will pay yon to buy now
for next Spring.
Nelson's  Drug &
. .Seed Stores
Corner R;>bsou and Granville Streets,
and 635 Hastings Stroet.
Rosolvo to oultivato a cheerful spirit,
a smiling countenance and a soothing
voico. Tho sweet smile, tho Bubdued
speech, the hopeful miud, are earth's
most potent conqnerors, ond he who
culuy..ics tin in occomes a very muster
umong men,
Bovs' Suits.
I.  IS a question  with   some
mothers where to go to fit the
boy out with clothes.
We say don't go at all—COME I
Our thoroughly dependable clothing, together with our little cash
prices makes it true economy to
Come to the Daylight Store.
If Johnny needs a Now Suit or a
Cap, Underwear, Shirts, Collars
or Stockings wo ask you to look
at ours. Or if ho has all these
things aud ouly wants something
to play in, here are Swoaters,
Jerseys aud littlo Overalls with
the bib ou. The Sweaters and
Overalls aro the real thing to play
iu—especially for seaside aud
A. E. LEES & CO.,
Local  Items.
Ou Monday eveuiug the Mt. Pleasaut
Epwortli League meetiug was oue of
unusual iutcrest, a program of recitations, duets aud choruses being giveu.
Niue little girls iu kiudergarton songs
were very entertaining, aud reflected
groat credit upon their instructor.
Perhaps tho most attractive number
by the littlo girlies was the "Gold-
eu Boat Song." in which the
rowing motions were harmoniously
earned out in accouipauimeut to the
song. Recitations by Miss It. Glover
aud Mrs. Keeler, aud a duet by the
Misses Harford were heartily applauded
Little Miss Zilla Hawe captured the
audience with her recitation, aud in
response to an encore gave "So Was I,"
which  was  heartily applauded.    ~
The Advocate is always glad to receive
itoms of social, personal  or other news
from its readers.   Send uews items to
the offtco or by telopliouo, B1405.
The City Grocery   delivers groceries
every day ou Mt. Pleasaut;   'phone 286
BARGAIN.—Tent 8x10 feet, 2-ft.
wall; price $8. Practically new, only
used a few days; enquire at "Advocate"
Take your best  girl  to McKinuou's
for Ice Cream.
Which Meet on Ht. Pleasant
t. O.  O. F.
Mt. Pleasant Lodge No. 19 meets every
Tuesday at 8 p. m , iu Oddfellows Hall
Archer ..lock, Mt. Pleasaut.
Sojourning brethren cordially invited
to attend.
Noble Grand—W. R. Oweus,
_7H1 Westminster rond
Recording Secretary—J. Poxman,
18. Dufferin street, west.
I. O. F.
Court Vaucouver 1328, Independent
Order of Foresters meets 2d and  4th
Mondays of each month at 8 p. in.
Visiting brethren always welcome.
Chief Ranger—W. G. Taylor,
■£27 Keeler street, Citv.
Recording Secretary—W. H. DeBoii,
578 Tenth iivenue, eflBt.
Financial Secretary—M. J. Crehau,
814 Princess street, City.   Telephone
Alexandra Hive No. 7, holds regular
Review 1st and 3d Fridays of eaoh
mouth iu I. O. O. F., Hall corner West-
miuster and Seventh avenues.
Visiting Ladies always welcome
Lndy Commander—Mrs. Fitch.
Lady Record Keeper—Mrs.   Mary   A.
Foote, 389 Ninth uveuuo, east.
Vancouver Council, No. 211a, meets
every 2d and 4th Thursdays of each
month, in I O. O. F., Hall, corner
Seventh and Westminster avenues.
Sojourning  Frionds always welcome.
W. P. Flewelling, Chief Councillor.
Miss A. Chambers, Recorder,
•as Westminster avenue.   Toi. 7I>0.
Briug Your
Picture Framing
to the SHIP MFC.., CO.
Corner of Georgia and Horuby streets.
Tel. 882. Photos Enlarged.
Palace Stables.
Pender St. Telephone AI25
J. J. SPARROW, Proprietor.
Westminster Aye., uoxt Glasgow House
John Giihnau, Proprietor.
Three Chairs, aud a first-class Bath
Room is run in counoottou with   the
Barber Shop—give this place a trial.
Jas. Carnahan.
Orders promptly attended  to,  night   or
dny,   Charges moderate.
Office: 37 Hnstiugs street, west,
Telephone Number 479.
If you want a
Ring  up
Telephone  987
or  call  nrouud at  the  Sign
Works,   814   Homer   Bti-eet.
Iu any case yonr wants will receive the
most courteous  and  careful attention.
E. & J. HARDY & CO.
Company,  Financial,  Press nud
Advertisers' Aoents.
80 Fleet St., London, E. O, Euglund.
Colonial Business a Specialty.
Trade Marks
Copvrichts Ac.
A iivniui sending a Bkotch and description tna-
qulcklr narortain our opinion freo whether an
Invention Is probably patentable. CommnntrM.
tlonsstrlctlyconlldoiitlal. Handbook on Patents
sent freo. OMost uirencjr for securing patents.
Patonts taken through Munn .. Cu. recolv.
sim-l'i! notice-, without charge. In tbe
Scientific American.
A handsomely -.lustrated weekly. Iitinrett ch>
dilution o[ nny Hclontlflc Journal. Term-. 93 m
year; four months, |1_ Sold by all /lewsdealon.
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this office.    Telephone B1405
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B. C. Electric  Railway
Company Ltd.
Main Line:   From Mt. Pleasant to English Bay.
Via Robson Street.
00, 12, 24, 36, 48
Via Davie Street.
Hours. Minutes. Hours.
* 0, 8, 9     a. m.,   6, 18, 30. 42, 54       * «, 7, 8, 9   a. m„
10,11, 12, 1,2,3,4,6 6, 15, 25, 85, 45, 55   10, 11, 12, 1,2,8,4,5
6 p.m.,   5,15,25,86,64
7,8,9,10 p.m.,    6,18,80,42,54
* First car leavos 6:06 a. m.
Last car loaves 10:54 p. m.
6 p. m.,
7, 8, 9, 10
and 11 p. m.
•Firt car leaves 6:12 a. m.
Lost car leaves 11 p.m.
Prom English Bay to nt. Pleasant.
Via Robson Street.
Via Davie Street
*6, 7, 8, 9n. iu.,
10 a.m.,
7 P-m.,
00, 12, 24, 86, 48
00, 12, 24, 85, 45, 55
5, 15, 25, 86, 45, 55
6, 24, 30, 48
8,9,10, **ii p.m. 00,12,24,36,48
•First car leaves 6:24 a. nt.
at **Last car leaves 11:24 p. in.
*6, 7, 8, 9 a. m.
10 a. m,
7 p.m.
8,9,10, *»11 p.m
6, 18, 80, 42, 64
6, 18, 30, 40, 50
6, 18, 80, 42, 64
* First car leaves 6:80 a. m,
**Last car leaves 11:80 p m. f
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