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Every person should take a Blood Purifier
in the Springtime.
Hint's Sasaparilla with iodide of
Potash, is'the most reliable.
For sale by
The McDowell, Atkins,
Watson Co., Ld.
Burritt Block, Mount Pleasant.
SS1" Full Line of Lowney's Chocolwios.
-•  ...
Mt. Pleasant Advocate
$■ per year, Six Months 50c, Three Months 35c, Single Copy 5c.
Devoted to ths interests of   Mt. Pleasant, Central Park, South Vancouver.
I GO TO LEONARD'S*
1 COFFEE PALACES
§ The Arcade or Granville Street
I For Light Lunch
{* Fresh Oysters, j ust in.   Baked Apples—like home—
O with Pure Cream.   Genuine Boston Baked Beau*
U
O Open from 7:3© a. m., to 13 pi m-
$ Snutlay fropi i) a. m.   to 12 p.m.
Established Aprils, 1890;   Whole Number 262.
flOUNT   PLEASANT,  VANCOUVER,   B.  C.   SATURDAY   April 33d. 1004.
Sixth Year, Vol. 6, No. 2-
Local Items.
Persons having Prleiiils or knowing of I
Strangers visiting on Ml.  Pleasant
will confer a great favor bv Informing
The Advocate. (
The McCuaig Anction and Commission Oo., Ltd., nezttoOarneige Library,
Hastings street, bny Furniture for Cash,
Oondnot Auction Sales and handle.
Bankrupt Stocks of overy description.
Satisfaction guaranteed.   Phone 1070.
The Mt. Pleasant "Advocate" on sale
at all the Newsdealers in tho city.
Little Gladys, daughter of Mr. and
'Mr*. T. A. Tidy, Ninth avenne, is convalescing from an attack of pneumonia.
 :o:	
The Yonng Conservatives gave a very
enjoyable    Concert    and    Dance    in
O'Brieu's Hall on 1 hursday I evenining.
 :o:	
Mtb: Magar—nee Miss Ina Park—of
Hicomen Island, visited friends in the
oity this week.
SOI     '
Mis* Edith Lawrence, daughter of
Dr. and Mrs. Robt. Lawrence, has been
quite ill tho past week with an attack
of mumps.
101'
Mr. S.T. Wallace, the Grocer of Westminster avenne and Harris street, is
•round again after several weeks illness
with the grippe.
.       "101	
The regnlar semi-monthly assembly
ot the    Mountaineers'    Terpsichoroau
Olnb   will be held  on Thursday eve
ning  next,   in  Mason's  Hall,   Ninth
•venue and Quebec street.   This will he
the closing dance of the season.
10:
Mn. Merkley, Burritt Block, has
received a lot of New Spring Millinery
in the latest styles; trimmed and ready-
to-wear hats.   Call.
Mrs. El leu Woods, wife of Mr. James
Woods, City Foreman for Ward V.,
passed away Thursday at the family
re.idouee, ill) Eighth avenue, at tho age
of 52. Tho funeral will take place from
the family residence this Saturday
ofternoon Rev. Mr. Sutherland will
officiate.
The Dr. A- Reed Cushion Sole Shoes.
Easiest shoe ever produced. The best
shoe ever made for hot, cold, damp or
aching feet. A great help to one's
nerves.   Gall and inspect them.
B. MILLS, 18 Cordova streot and
540 Granville street.
-Mr. i. Morrison, who has been visiting hi* parents, Mr. aud Mrs Morrison
of Twelfth avenne, the past two weeks,
left on Thnrsday for his homo in
Minneapolis, Minn. His visit was a
most pleasant oue, it being tho first
time he has been with his houiofolks
/or ten years.
——-.0.	
On Monday at tho Epworth League
meeting,   the    previously   announced
debate on the Russia and Japan war,
was held and drew a large attendance.
The Russians   were   defeated by the
Jape, to the enthnsiastio delight of a
little Jap ia the audience and general
satisfaction of all.
•   . :o:	
The Oity Grocery  delivers groceries
every day ou Mt. Pleasant;   'phone 286
 :o:	
WANTED) A respectable middle-aged
woma 1 to take care of two iuvalid
ladle*. Apply between 9 aud 11 a. m., at
HEALTH INSPECTOR'S OFFICE,
Powell street.
:*;
The Woman's Auxiliary of Mt. Pleasant Presbyterian Church met on Wednesday at the home of Mrs. W. R.
Owens. Westminster road. The Auxiliary is preparing an Autograph Book in
which the name of every member who
ever belonged to the Oongregatiou
and all who have worshiped in tho
present church building, it is hoped
will be inscribed. This hook is expected   to  be completeed  before the now
Church building is occupied.
 :o;——
Dry Feet always give a man comfort
Many complaints havo their origin in
wearing poor shoes during tho winter
months in British Columbia. Why
takechanoos? Wo invite you to call
and see onr Whiter .Shoes—none better.
R. Mills, 18 Cordova street and 540
Granville street.
The Philimatliian Society met at the
tome of Mr. and Mrs. Jas. Harford,
Twelfth avenue, on Tuesday evening.
Papers were read on Grcok nnd Tuoton
Mythology which proved entertaining
and instructive. The next and closing
meeting of the Benson will be held at
the home of the Misses Glover, Seventh
avenne, east, Tuesday evening May 3d,
and will take the form of a Social.
The members will go representing some kind of a pio. From
Mythology to Pies may be qaite a
.Jump, but variety is the spice of life.
— c,o:- ■
L. O. T. M.
Deputy Provincial Commander, Mrs.
M. Ciillln, Ladies of the Maccabees, initi
ated memberB of Fairview Hivo, aud in-
•tailed the officors, Weduosdny evening
in the chnrch rooms of Trinity Church.
'Mr*. W. A. Kemp has been most successful in organizing the Fairview Hive,
Avhic.h starts with niuoteen members.
The ofncerB are: Past Lady Commander, Mtb. R. Johnston ; Lady Commandor,
Mrs. W. A. Kemp; Lieut. Commander,
Mrs. Sleith ; Record Keeper, Mrs. Coot-
aer; Finance Keeper, Mrs. Coombo;
Chaplain, Mrs. Van Galon; Mistress nt
Arms, Mtb. Sims; Sargent, Mrs
Coombe; Sentinel, Mies Penhale; Pikot,
Mr*. Onesta. This lodge will meet on
*ho 1st Thursday oveniug and 8d Thursday afternoon of each mouth.
Mr. Oyril Flittou left for Victoria
Thursday to spend five months vacation
at the Capital City.
Mr. Reid, from Manitoba, is building
a new residence on Ninth avenue between Quebec and Ontario streets.
S. Keith, the Flour and Feed merchant, liai had his big feed stoie
painted.
Mrs. Evans   of Victoria, is visiting
Mrs. T. Lyttleton, Tenth avenne.
 .jo:	
During the absence of His Worship
Mayor McGuigan, on a fishing trip,
Alderman Grant will preside over the
Oity Council on Monday evening.
Lieut. Murchison, U. S. A., and Mra.
Murohison left on Sunday for New
York, after two weeks visit with Mrs.
Murchlson's parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Taynton, Twelfth avenue.
——:o: ——
Mr. Fred Rolston—son of Mr. and
Mrs. Rolston, Thirteenth avenne—is
improving at the Oity Hospital" where
he underwent an operation for appendicitis this week.
NEW YORK
DENTISTS
FOR  30 DAYS
PULL SET $10.00./ Crowns $7.00
Bridge Work, per tooth $7.00,
Plates, special, $ 10.00, Silver Pills 75c,
Cement Pills 50c, Platinum Pills $1.
147 Hastings St., E.
Vancouver,
B. C.
Opposite the Carnegie Library.      Telephone 1566.
Office Hours: 8 a.m., to 9 p. m.;   Sundays 9 a. m., to 2 p. m.
While They Last
Just received our last shipment of those FailCV Novel
Oranges which we will sell at 2 dOZ. for 25C, while
they last.
First-class Up-country Spuds jti.oo per sack.
Malta Ceres 5 packages for 25c.
Prices.
CANADIAN MAKE
Orange Meat 15c pkg.
2 doz. Oranges far 25c.
15c for 1 package Orange Meat,
Oranges 20c doz., very nice,
Large Size Choice Sample Oranges 25c,
Orange Meat in any quantity.    H3F Order to-day.
J. P. Nightingale & CO.
Westminster & Seventh Aves.   Mt. Pleasant.  Tel. 1360
SInt Central fleat flarket
Cor. Ninth Ave., & Westminster Rd.   Telephone 954.
Wholesale and Retail
Dealers in all kinds of Fresh and Salt Meats.    Fresh Vegetables always
on hand.   Orders solicited from all parts of Mount Pleasant and Fairview.
Prompt Delivery.
Woodrow & Williams. ^Sff*
WE HAVE ADDED
TEAS and
COFFEES
to our Stock of
CROCKERY,
GLASSWARE,
CHINA GOODS,
DRV GOODS,  NOTIONS,
HOSIERY and
SCHOOL GOODS.
POWELL'S
Cor.  Sixth aud Westminster
avenues.
A Trial Solicited. Best Goods.
Mr.   and   Mrs.   T. W. Pearson  liave
moved into their uew   home recently
completed on Eighth avenue, east.
——:.-.	
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Harford have
moved from Soventh avenue, east, to
Sixteenth near Westmiuster avenne.
Mr. Harford will build a 7-roomod honse
shortly, in front of his present abode.
CONCERT.—A former pastor of Mt.
Pleasant, Rev. Job. 1 San ton accompanied
by Mrs. Banran, Miss Martel, soloist
Miss Leisk, elocutionist, will give a
SACRED CONCERT in the Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church on TUESDAY
April 26th, at 8 p. m.   Admission 25o.
MOUNT PLEASANT SCHOOL OF
MUSIC, 5. Eleventh avouuo. For tho
benefit of adult pupils, tho McDouald-
Smith system of teebinque front "Braiu
to Key-board," iB employed. For terms
address ns uhove.
Thk Advocate is always glad to roooive
itoms of social, personal or other news
from its renders. Send news items to
the office or by telephone, B1405,
Central Park.
Central Park, Apr. 21, 1904.
The many friends of Mr. Feedham
will bo pleased to hear that he successfully passed through an operation at
St. Paul's Hospital, Vaucouver, and is
doing as woll as can he expected
The Sociol Olub did not hold its
regnlar fortnightly At Home this week
owiug to counter nttraotions.
A little baby girl came to brighten
tho home of Mr. aud Mrs. Geo. Black
last Friday.
Mrs. John Grant of Vancouver, visited
relatives hTO this week.
Mr. Frank Battison left on Wednesday for the North, where he expects to
spend the summer months.
Mr and Mrs. Geo. Kerr celebrated
their tin-wedding last week.
Miss Jean Kerr of Vnncouver, has
been tho guest of Miss Maggie Brown
during the past week.
 ♦	
THE ALEXANDRA
Hairdressiug Parlor is the placo to go
when the Spring Cleaning is over as
the cuticle of tho hands, face and scalp
gets full of dust and dirt, which no
ordinary wash will remove.
Hnirdressiug, Shampooing, Manicuring, Facial Massage and Electrical
Scalp Treetment for the hair.
Warts, Meles and Superfluous Hair
removed by electricity. Try Orange
Flower Cream to prevent Sun-burn, Tan
and Freckles.
Madame Hukphkrys, 589 Granville
street.
Roses! Roses!
ONE, TWO nnd THREE YEAR OLD.
All First-class Varieties.
Prices: 15c, 25c and 50c.
Note :  Street   cars pass   my   place
every 10 minutes.   Price List fkkk.
Chas, Keeler
DAHLIA SPECIALIST.
2711-l Wostmiuster Ave.     Mt. Pleasant
FLOUR DOWN.
Ogllvlu'sHlinitarlan Flour, por saok, ft,45
Granulated Ru_nr, _0-l_. saek, 11.(10
B. A K .Bullitt! Oals  per em'.. 30C
Tomatoes, 8 tins, -5c;   Empiro Milk, 3 tins, _flc
R. H. WALLACE,
Mt. Pleasant.
How About Your
Spring Hardware?
Lawn Mowers, any make, size or price.      Garden  Tools,      Shovels,
Rubber Hose,      Lawn Sprinklers   and Sprays,      Wheelbarrows,
Spades,      Poultry Netting, from %-iu. to 2-in. meshes, all widths.
f0~ Always a full line of Paints and Varnishes.
J. A.   F L E T T,
Mt. M.EASAN1 HARDWARE STORE.      Tel. 447
W. R. OWENS, Manager.
Ii. O. Lee,
2425  Westminster Ave,
'Phone 322
Less
THAN
flanufacturers',
Ladies' Cambric Blonses in light and dark colors in stripes and
floral designs.   Worth fiOc, 75c and $1.00.
Your choice for 35c each
Ladies' Cambrio Wrappers, made in different styles and colors
Worth $1.00 and $1.25.
Your choice for 65c eaoh.
Shop early aud secure the good pattern*.
A. ROSS & CO., 58 Cordova St. *
"Pit-Reform"
Flannel Suits.
" Fit-Reform" Flannels are the ideal suits for hot
weather wear.   So cool, comfortable and easy.
" Fit-Reform " Suits are made of the finest imported flannels. They can't shrink because they have
been thoroughly shrunk in the piece. They wont
stretch or lose their shape, because they are handmade by " Fit-Reform" tailors who know how.
All the handsomest patterns—for summer wear—
in rich, tasty light and dark effects.
The right fit for every figure.
FIT-REFORM.
THOS.     FOSTER.
\7J'
333 Hastings St.
Vancouver, B. C.
Mail   Orders   promptly   attended   to.    Self-measurement Blanks aud
Samples sent on application.
She fell
in Love at first
sight with a
Massey-Harris Bicycle
Get a Catalogue and Read the Story
W. J. Annand, Agent.
, 146 Hastings Street, East.
Take Plenty*
fell   "",.'
ri.l'jSmi
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w
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oil
Aim
.Vc.fr.ii_
'At-
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j  • v'nV.V,,.   j This is the tome for eggs. You want!-Hem
' fl   for tho table and for dying.  So Ilrjt- In »
good supply.. When yon bny eggs Sere,
you ate sore of one thing	
THEY ARE FRESH
We don't Bell any other kind, oceans- ww
dou't havo- any other kind to sell.. IfV
get them vhen they're fresh and they're
gone baf one-they hare a chance to get old.
8O0 per dozen.
Ji
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t-T
City Grocery Co.*
ME  WONDERFUL  CHEAP  GROCERS
Tel. 286. Westminster Ave. A Prlnoess Street.
OOOOOOOOO OOOOOOOOOO (
Now
is the timo to get that
Dinner Set
you have been waiting
bo long for, or that
Toilet Set
for the room your friend
from the East is going
to occupy,
while our great
BARGAIN
SALE is on.
Everything in Crockery,
Enameled, Iron, Glassware, and Woodenware.
Call and see onr stock
and prices whether you
intend buying or not. .
Wo deliver to Mount
Pleasant   twice    daily.
H.D. Hyndman;
Successor to the
AVENUE CROCKERY
438   Wkstminster   Avenue
Telephone 931
.OCOOOO OOOOO C
Mew Wash
Goods
We have jnst opeuod 900 pieces -
of the very latent styles in. Wash
Goods in plain and two-tone lines*
in Cheeks and Stripe liuen ftir, the
popular Shirtwaist Suit; prices
80c to-llOc.
G-NGHiMS.—Scotch Gingham*,
fast colors, good shades, plain colors
and stripes, worth 20c, selling aft
16c.
P it 1 N T s.—English Print*, a
variety of patterns, fast colors, all
at I2.I.C.
Onr stock of White Goods, can
act ho equalled in the eity
G. W.KENNEDY
303 Hastings street.
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THE
BEER
m
%
r
£
With
Ouf
a
Peer.
Cascade
Brewed right here in Vancouver by men ^
of years and years and years experience, _J-
and a brewery whose plant is the most -~
perfect known to the Art of Brewing. Is ^
it any wonder that it has taken a place ^
in the hearts of the people which no other beer
£ can supplant ?    Doz., quarts $2.   Doz., pints $ I.     ^
£ Vancouver Breweries, Ltd. *
£ Vancouver, B. C.      Tel. 429 3
fc Por Sale at all first-class Saloons, Liquor Store* and Hotel*   ^
s*^ or delivered to yonr house. ^m
7ltototototo toto_to totototototototoB
MORROW'S
VEGETABLE
Hairlnvigorator
Keeps You
-.   looking young.
Always restores youthful color to Gray
or Poded Hair. A high closs dressing,
keeping the hair soft, glossy and
abundant.   Psice 76c a dottle.
MORROW A CLARKE
600-602 Hastings St., Cor. Seymour
Telephone   1294.
Wallpaper,
Paperhanglng,
Painting andKalsomtnlng.
At LESS   Than   Down-town   PriceB.
'Phone «38. W.   DAVIS
Pree delivery  Ninth & WoBtminater ave*.   Toi. B1679
Full Line of Fancy and Staple
GROCERIES
Prices to comparo with any.
J. P. HALDON
Cor. Westminster ave. & DiifTeriB st.
McTaggart & Moscrop
DKAI.ERS IN
HARDWARE
RANGES,
STOVES ond
GRANITEWARE.
PAINTS, OILS,  GLASS,
344 Carrall St.,     Vancouver, B.C.
Touiplotou Block.
Cut Glass
Tho year round we maintain a
very high standard for our Cnt
Glass Department.
The stocks are full—the values
arc just the best you'll lind In this
province.
Iu fact we question if you can
heat ns in prices or goods anywhere
iu Ouuada.
Why not make it a point to
come in specially and have a look
at our Cut Gloss—jnst merely for
the pleasure of a look?
Trorey
THE JEWELLER.
I Corner Hastiugs aud Granvi.le SI*.
Official Watch Inspector C. P. R.
■ —j.-'.--=_:»»
Lawn Grass Seeds
Clover aud Timothy Seeds,
Pratt's Poultry aud Animal Poods,
Pratt's Lice. Killer,
Holly Chick Pood,  Beofscrnps, Etc.
FLOUR aud FEED.
SI/C1TH Corner   NINTH aveaue  A
.   IV CI I II   WESTMINSTER ROAD.
Telephone   16 3 7.	
FREE
POR
Royal Crown Soap Wrappers
Return 18 Royal Crown Soap Wrappers
and we will send free your choice of 80
pictures. Or for 26 wrappers choice of
160 books, Books and picture lists on
application.
The Royal Soap
Co., Limited,
VflNCOUVtR, 6.C.
King's]
Harket
3321    Westminster . Ave.
Mt. Pleasant
E. H. Peace,  Proprietor.
00 00 00
Wholesale    and    Retail
{* Dealer    in    Meats    of
t All Kinds. Tel. A1206
Give us trial.
J Prompt Delivery.
Tiif. Abvoiiatr is tho liest advertising      Uytm m\m The Advot.'a.K you fulf*
medium where it eirvtilaUw.  Tel. BI40B! tho Leal news.
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MOUNT fLEASANT ADVOCATE.
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HAR.BEN
Author  of
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I1ARPKK tl BROS.,
Who Publish Ihe Work
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R-i*hls Iteserved  - •
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CHAPTER I.
mHE young man stood In the
held road giving direction* to
a robust negro who was plowing the corn, which in parallel-rows stretched on to tbe main road
a quarter of a mile distant.
It was a Beautiful day.  The sun was
shining brightly,  but the atmosphere
had dropped a dim veil over the nearby mountain.    Even the two storied
""farmhouse, with its veranda and white
- columns, to which the field road led up
k* gradual slope, showed only Its out-
$ lines.    However, Alan Bishop, as he
(j steadied his gaze upon the house, saw
.'.' the figure of an elderly woman come
* out of tlie gate and with a quick step
;t hurry down to him. It was his mother,
j^ Sbe was tall and angular and had high
/ cheek boues and small blue eyes.   Sbe
,{*bad rather thlu gray hair, wbleb was
jj. wound Into a knot behind her head.
V and- over lt she wore only a small red
... breakfast shawl,  which  she  beld In
;   .place by one of her long hands.
S     "Alan," she said, panting from her
J! brisk walk, "I want you to eome to the
>i .bouse right off.   Mr. Trabue bas come
■J  to See yore pa again, an' I can't do a
S   thing with 'im."
»*; "Well, what does he want with him?"
.' risked the young man. Ills glance was
;}. Xiu the plowman and his horse. They
.bad turned the far end of the corn row
end were coming back, only the nodding head ot tbe animal being visible
beyond a little rise.        -■
"He's come to draw up the paper*
-fer another land trade yore pa's mak-
In'.   He's tbe lawyer fer tbe Tompklna
' ".Listen to nothtn'," thundered IStehop.
estate.   Yore pa tried to buy the land
;   a yeer ago, but It wasn't In shape to
dispose of.    Oh, Alan, don't you see
I he's goin' to ruin us with his fool notions?   Polks all about are a-laughln'
at   liim   fer   buylu'   so   much   useless
mountain land.    I'm powerful afeerd
his mind Is wrong."
"Well,   mother,   what  could   I  do?"
'Alan Bishop asked Impatiently.   "You
know be won't listen to me."
"I reckon you can't stop 'im." sighed
the woman, "but 1 wish you'd come on
'to tbe house, 1 knowed be was up to
Bome'n'. Ever* day fer the last week
he's been ridlii' up the valley an' rullln'
an' 11.in 1,1 in" at night au' etinwlu' ten
times as much tobleeo as lie ort. Oh,
he's goin' to ruin us! Brother Abner
says be Is buyln' beea'se he thinks It's
ruin' to advance In value, but seeb
property bain't advanced a speek sense
1 I.in remember an' ls bein' sold ever*
yeer fer tax money."
"No, it'* very foolish of him," *ald
the young man as the two turned toward the house. "Father keeps talking
about the tine timber on such property,
but lt ls entirely too far from a railroad ever to be worth anything. I asked Itnyhurn Miller about lt, and he
told me to do all 1 could to stop father
from Investing, and you know he's a*
Rlmi-p a speculator a* ever lived; hut
It's his money."
There was a paling fence around tho
house, uud the inclosure was alive with
"...chlckeus, turkey*, geese, ducks und peafowls,   In the sunshine, ou tbe veranda
two pointers lay sleeping, but at the
sound of the opening gale tbey rose,
: stretched themselves lazily and gaped.
"They are In the parlor." said  Sirs.
Bishop, us she whisked off ber breakfast shawl.   "Go right In; I'll come In
a minute.   I want to see-how Linda Is
innkln' out with tbe churnin'.   Lai   I
feel like It's a waste o' time to do a
lick o' work with bim In thar aetin'
like a child.  Ef we both go In together,
It'll  look   like we've coneoeked  some-
thln', but we must slop 'Im ef we kin."
Alan went Into tbe parlor on the lelt
of the wide, uncurpolcd ball. The room
>';nd while plastered walls, but the celling was of boil ids planed by bnnd and
pnliiteil sky blue.   In one corner stood
a very old pbino with pointed, octagonal   iegs and  a   stool  Willi  haircloth
'Qywlno.   The llreolace was wide and
High and bud a screen made of a decorated window shade tightly pasted on
a wooden frame.   Old mun Bishop sut
near u window nnd through his steel
framed nose glasses was carefully reading u long document written on legal
cap paper.   He paR no attention to the
entrance of his son, but the lawyer, u
(short, flit man or sixty-live with thick
black hair that fell below Ills coat col-
lur, rose and extended bis band.
"How's Alan'.'" lie nsked pleasuntly.
"I Bttw you down In the Held as I eoine
uloug, but I couldn't catch your eye.
Vou Bee. I'm out after Boni_ o' your
dud's cash. He's buying hlsse'f rich.
My Lord. If It ever dous turn bla way
ht-'ll ncuop lu euouitb inunuv to set vou
an' your sister up for life! Polks tell
me he owns mighty near every stick
of timber land In tbe Cobutta valley,
an' what be bas lie got nt tbe bottom
rjgure."
"If It ever turns bis way," said
Alan. "But do you see any prospect
of lis ever doing so, Mr. Trabue'/"
The lawyer shrugged bis shoulders.
"I never bet on another man's trick.
my boy, mid I never throw cold water
ou the plans of a speculator. 1 used
to when 1 was about your uge. but 1
Baw so many of 'em get rich by puylug
no attention to uie that 1 quit right
off. A man ought to be allowed to use
bis own Judgment."
Old liishop was evidently not hearing a word of this conversation, being
wholly absorbed In studying the details of the deed liefore hlin. "I reckon
It's all right," be finally said. "You
auy the Tompkins children are ull of
*ge?"
"Yes, EfflewaB tbe youngest," un-
■wered Trabue, "and sbe stepped over
the line last Tuesday. There's her
signature in black and white. The
deed's all right. I don't draw up auy
other sort."
Alan went to his father and leaned
over him. "father." be said softly
and yet with firmness, "I wish you'd
not act hastily in this deal. You ought
to consider mother's wishes, and she Is
nearly distracted over it."
Bishop was angry. His massive,
clean shaven face was red. "I'd like
to kuow what I'd consult her fer," he
said. "In a matter o' this kind a woman's about as responsible as a sucklu'
baby."
Trubue laughed heartily. "Well, I
reckon it's a good thing your wife
didn't bear that or she'd show you
whether sbe was responsible or not. I
couldn't have got the first word of
that off my tongue before my wife
would 'a' knocked me clean through
that wall."
Alfred Rishop seemed not to care for
levity during business hours, for he
greeted this remark only with a frown.
He scanned tbe paper again uud snld,
"Well, ef thar'* uny Haw in this I
reckon you'll make It right."
"Oh, yes, I'll make any mistake of
mine good," returned Trabue. "The
paper's all right."
"Yon see." snid Alan to the lawyer,
"mother and I think fattier has already more of this sort of properly
than he can carry, and"—
"I wish you and yore mother 'd let
my business alone." broke in liishop,
bring up again. "Trabue beer knows
I've been worryln' 'im fer tbe last two
months lo get the properly iu salable
shupc. lio yc i reckon after he gets it
that awuy I want to listen to yore two
tongues u-wuggin' in open opposition
to It?"
Trabue rubbed his hands together.
"It really don't make a bit of difference to me. Alan, one way or tbe
other," he sr.id pacifically. "I'm only
acting aa attorney for the Tompkins
estate and get my fee whether there's
a transfer or not. That's where I emnd
In tbe matter."
"But It's not whsr I stand In It, Mr.
Trubue," said a tii'in voice in the doorway. It was Mrs. Blsbop, her blue
eyes flashing, her face pale and rigid.
"I think I've got u right—and a big
one—to huve u suy so in Ibis kind of a
trade. A woman 'at'B stayed by a
man'* side fer thirty odd yeer an'
raked an' scraped to he'p save a little
handful o' property fer her two children bus got a right lo raise a rumpus
when her husbuud goes crooked like
Alfred bus au' stmts In to bankrupt
'em nil Jest fer a blind notion o' hls'u."
"Ob. thar you ure!" said Bishop, lifting bis eyes from the paper und glaring at her over bis glasses. "1 knowed
I'd have to huve a knockdown an'
drag out light with you 'fore 1 signed
my name, so sail In an' git ft over.
Xrahue's got to aide back to town."
"But whur lu the name o' common
sense la the money lo come from?" the
woman hurled nt her husband as she
rested oue of her bony hands on the
edge of tbe table and glared at blm.
"As I understand it, I liar's about 5.0UO
acres In this piece alone, an' yo're
a-payin' a dollar a acre. Whar's lt
a-comlu' from, I'd like to know',' What's
lt to come from?"
Blsbop sniffed and ran a steady hand
over his Bhort. gray hair. "You see
how little she knows o' iny business,"
be said to the lawyer. "Ileer she's
raisin' the devil nu' Tom Walker about
the trade, an' she rtdiiMj so much as
know whur the money's lo come I'roni."
"How was 1 to know';" retorted the
woman, "when you've been lellln' me
fer the last six tumults that thar
wasn't enough In ths bank to give the
house a coat o' fresh paint an' patch
tbe barn roof."
"You knowed I had So.OOO wnih o'
slock 111 the Shoal Idler cotton mills.
didn't you?" asked Bishop defiantly
and yet wilh the maimer of a man
throwing a missile which be hoped
would fall lightly.
"Yes, I knowed Hint, hul"— The
woman's eyes were two small fires
burning hungrily for Information beyond their reach.
"Well, It happens that Shoal slock Is
jest the same on the market ns ready
money, up a Utile today an' dowu tomorrow, but never varyln' rnore'n «
fraction of a cent ou Ihe dollar, on' so
the Tompkins helra sny they'd Jest as
llcve have lt, nn' as I'm llchln' to relieve them of tbe'r land It didn't take
us long to come together."
If he had struck the woman aqunrely
In the face, sbe could not have shown
more surprise. She became white to
the lips and with n low cry turned to
her son. "Oh, Alan, don't—don't let
'Im do lt. It's all we have left that
we can depend on!   It will ruin us!"
"Why, father, surely," protested
Alan as he put his arm around his
mother, "surely you can't mean to let
go your mill Investment which Is pay-
lug lo per cent to put the money Into
lands that may never advance In vilu*
and always be a dead weight on your
hands! Think of the loss of interest
and the taxes to be kept up. lather.
you must listen to"—
"Listen to no-bln'," thundered Bishop, half rising from bis chair.' "Nobody axed you two to put In. It'a my
business, an' I'm a-goln' to attend to
it. 1 believe I'm iloin' the right thing,
an' that settles It."
"The right thing," moaned the old
woman as she sank Into n chair and
covered her fnce with her hands. "Mr.
Trabue," she went on fiercely, "when
thut factory stock leaves our hands we
won't have a single thing tu our names
that will bring In a cent of Income.
You kin see how bad it Is on a woman
who has worked us hard to do fer her
children as I have. Mr. Bishop always
6uid Allele, who is visltin' her uncle's
family In Atlanta, should have that
stock for a weddln' gift ef she ever
married, an' Alan was to have the lower half of this farm. Now, what would
we bave to give the girl—nothlu' but
thousands o' acrcB o' hills, mountains
uii' gulches full o' bear, wildcats an'
eatauiouiils—land that It ud break any
young couple to bold on to, much less
put to nny use. Oh, I feel perfectly
sick over It!"
There wns a heavy, dragging step In
the hall, und a long, lank man of sixty or sixty-live years of age paused In
the doorway. He hud no beard except
a tuft of gray hair on his chin, and his
teeth, being few und far between, gave
to his cheeks a hollow appearance. He
was Abner Daniel, Mrs. Bishop's bachelor brother, who lived lu the family.
"Hello!" he exclaimed, shifting a big
quid of tobacco from one cheek to the
other. "Plottln' ugin the whites? Ef
you are, I'll decamp, us the feller said
when the bull yeerlln' butted 'Im In the
small o' the back. How are you, Mr.
Trubue? Have they run you out o'
town fer some o' yore legal rascality?"
"I reckon your sister thinks It's rascality that's brought me out today,"
laughed tbe lawyer. "We are on a little land deal."
"Oh, well, I'll move on," said Abner
Daniel. "I Jest wuuted to tell Alan
that Hlgg's hogs got Into his young
corn In the bottom Jest now an' rooted
up about ns many acres as Pole Baker's plowed all day. Ef they'd a-rooted
In straight rows an' not gone too nigh
the stalks, they mought 'a' done the
crap more good than harm, but the'r
j aim or Intention; one or t'other, was.
I bad. Polk* Is that awny. Mighty few
of 'em root—when they root at all—fer
anybody but Iho'rse'ves. Well. I'll git
along to my room."
"Don't go. Brother Ah," pleaded his
sister. "I wnnt you to he'p me stand
up fer my rights. Alfred Is about to
swap our cotton mill stock fer some
more wild mountain hind."
In spite Of his natural tendency to
turn everything Into a Jest—even the
serious things of life—the sallow face
of the tall man lengthened. He stared
into the faces around him for n moment; then a slow twinkle dawned In
his eye.
"I've never been knowed to take sides
In any connubial tussle yet," be snld to
Trabue In a dry tone.   "Alf may not
know what, he's about right now, but
he's   Solomon   hlsse'f   compared   to  a
feller that will undertake to settle a
dispute betwixt a mnn un' his wife-
more especlnlly the wife. Geewblllklus!
1 never shall forget the time old Jane
Hardeway come beer to spend a week
| an' Alf Ibnr an' Betsy split over buyln'
j a hatruck fer the hull.   Betsy had seed
one over nt Mason's at the campground
an' determined she'd have one.   Maybe
you noticed that fancy contraption In
j the hall as you copie In.  Well, Alf seed
j a nigger unloiidln' it from a wagon at
I the door one mornln', an' when Betsy,
| in feer en' treuiblin', told 'liu what it
was fer be mighty nigh had a lit.   Ue
said his folks  never  had been above
bangln'  tbe'r coats an'  hats on good,
stout nails nn' pegs, an' as fer them
umbrella   pans  to ketch  the drip,   he
said  they .was  fancy   spitboxes.  an'
wanted lo know ef sbe expected a body
to do the'r ehiiwln' nn' suiokln' In that
windy hall.   He said it Jest should not
stand thar  with all them  prongs an'
urms to attack  unwary   folks In the
dnrk, au' he toted It out to the buggy
Shod.   That got Betsy's dander up. an'
she put It bnck agin the wall an' said
It 'ud stay thar ef she had to stand
behind  It  au'   hold  It   In   place.    Alf
wasn't done yet.    He  'lowed ef tb"V
was to have sech a purty trick as thut
ou the hill lt hud to slay in the best
room In the house, so he put It beer In i
the parlor  b.v   tbe piano.   But  Betsy
took It back two or three times, nn' he
larut  that he wob n-doln'  a   »' ■'
work fer uothiu' an' fluulljr i_    -.'
lt about,
"But that ain't what I started In to
tell. As I was a-suyin', old Jane
Hardeway thought she'd sorter put a
word iu the dispute to pay fer her
board ah' keep, an' she told Betsy thnt
it was all o-.vin' to the way the Bishops
was raised thut Alf couldn't stand to
have things nice ubout 'Im. She said
nil the Bishops she'd ever knowed hud
a natural stoop that they got b.v livln'
In cabins wilh low roofs. She wasn't
spi-eadlu' 'er butter us thick us she
thought she was -ur maybe lt wus the
sort she was spreudin'—fer Betsy
blazed up like the woods nil re in a
high wind. It didu't 'lake old June
long to dlsklver that thar wns several
breeds o' Bishops out o' Jail, an' she
spent most o' the rest o' her visit lirng-
gln' on seme she'd read nbout. She
said the name sounded like the start
of 'em hud been religious and sub-
stauch."
"Brother Abner," whined Mrs. Bishop, "I wlsht you'd hush all Hint foolishness nn' help me 'n the children out
o' this awful fix. Alfred always would
listen to you."
"Well," and tbe old mun smiled and
winked nt the lawyer, "I'll give you
both all the advice 1 Uln. Now, the
Shoal RlVer stock is a good thing right
now, but ef tbe mill wus to ketch on
lire an' burn down thnr'd be, a loss.
Then as fer timber land, it ain't easy
to sell, but lt mought take a start before another flood. I say It mought,
an' then ngin it moughln't. -The mill
mought burn, an' then agin lt
mought n't. Now, ef yon uns kin he
bel|ieri by this advice yon ure welcome
to lt free o' charge. Not chaiigln' the
subject, did you uns know Mrs. Rlch-
nrdson's heifer's got a calf? I reckon
she won't borrow so much milk after
hers gits good."
Trubue smiled broadly us the gaunt
man withdrew, but his amusement
was short lived, for Mrs. Bishop began
to cry, and she soon rose in despair
and left the room. Alan stood for a
moment looking at tb* unmoved face
of his father, who had found something In the last clause of the document which needed' explanation; then
he, too, went out
CHAPTER II.
LAN found his uncle on the
back porch washing bis face
and hands In S basiri on the
water shelf. The young mau
leaded against one <>: the wooden posts
which supported the low roof of the
porch and waited for him to conclude
the putting, sputtering operation, which
he finally did by enveloping his bend
in a long towel hanging from a wooden roller on the weutherboarding.
"Well," he '"laughed, "yore uncle Ab
didn't better matters In thnr overly
much, but what could a feller do?
Yore pa's as bullheaded as a young
steer, an' he's already played smash
unyway. Yore ma's wastln' breath;
but a woman seems to hnve plenty of
lt to Bpire. A woman's tongue's like
a windmill—It takes breath to keep it
a-goln', an' a dead clam 'ud kill her
business."
"It's no laughing matter, tincle Ab,"
said Alan despondently. "Something
must have gone wrong with father's
judgment. He never has acted this
way before';"
The old man dropped the towel and
thrust his long, almost Jolntless lingers
Into bis vest pocket for a horn comb
which folded up like u japkkuife. "I
was Jest a-wonderln'," as be begnn to
rake his shaggy hair Btrnlght down to
his eyes—"I was Jest a-wonderln' ef
he could 'a' bent; bis skull In a little
that time his uuile th'b'wed 'Im ng'ln
the sweet gum. They sny that often
changes a  body  powerful.    Folks do
"it's no laiKjhinn matter. Uncle Ab."
thick he's off his cazlp on the lnnd
question, an' now tbat he's traded his
best nest egg fer another swipe o' the
earth's surface I reckon they'll tnlk
harder. But yore pa ain't no fooL No
plumb idiot could 'a' managed yore
ma us well ns he has. You see, I know
what he's accomplished, fer I've been
witb 'Im ever since tbey was yoked
together. When they was married, sbe
wus as wild ns n buck an' certainly
made our daddy wulk a chalk line, but
Aided has tapered 'er down beautiful.
She didn't want this thing done oue
bit. an' yet it is settled by this time"—
Hie old man looked through tbe ball to
the front gate—"yes, Trabtic's unhitch-
In'. He's got them stock certificates In
his pocket, an' yore pa has the deeds
In his note case. When this gits out,
mossbneks from beer Clean to (illiner
'11 be trapsin' In to dispose o' land at so
much a front foot:"
"But wl'.ut under high heaven will
he do with it all?"
"Hold on to It," grinned Abner; "that
Is, ef he kin rake an' scrape enough together to puy the tuxes. Why, lust yeer
his tuxes mighty nigh floored 'im, an'
the expenses on this county he's Jest
annexed will push Tin like rips, fer
now, you know, he'll have to do without the Income on his factory stock.
But he thinks he's got the right sow
by the yeer. Before long he may yell
out to us to come he'p 'Im turn 'er
loose, but he's waltzln' with 'er now."
At this Juncture Mrs. Bishop came
oat of the dining room wiping ber eyes
on her apron.
"Mother," said Alan tenderly, "try
not to worry over this any more than
you can help."
"Your pa's gettln' old an' childish,"
whimpered Mrs. Bishop. "He's heerd
somebody sny timber lund up lu the
mountains will some day advance, an'
he forgets that he's too old to get the
benefit of lt. He's goin' to bankrupt
us."
"Ef I do," the man accused thundered from the hull aa he strode out,
"It'll be my money thut's lost—money
that I made by hard work."
He stood before them, glaring over
his eyeglasses at his wife. "I've had
enough of yore tongue, my lady. Ef
I'd uot had so much to think about in
thar Jest now, I'd 'a' shut you up sooner. Dry up now—not another word.
I'm doin' the best I kin accordln' to
my lights to provide for my children,
an' I won't be interfered with."
No one spoke for a moment. However, Mrs. Bishop finally retorted, a*
her brother knew sbe would in het
own time.
"I don't call buyln' thousands o'
acres o' unsalable land provldln' fer
anything except the porebouse," she
fumed.
"That's beea'se you don't happen to
know as much about tbe business as I
do," snid Bishop, with a satisfied
chuckle, which to the observing Daniel sounded very much like exultation.
"When you all know what I know,
you'll be laughln' on t'other sides o'
yore mouths. I reckon I'll jest have
to let you all know about this or I
won't have a speck o' pence from now
on, I didn't tell you nt fust beea'se
nobody kin keep a secret as well as tbe
man lt belongs to, an' I wus ufeered lt
ud leak out an' damage my Interests,
but this last 5,000 acres Jest about
sweeps all the best timber iu the
whole Coiiuita section, nn' I mought as
well let up. I reckon you nil know
that ef—I sny ef—my land was nigh a
railroad lt ud be low at five times
what I paid fer it, don't you? Well,
then, tbe long an' short of lt is tbat
1 happen to be on the Inside an' know
that a railroad ls goin' to be run from
Blue Lick Junction to Hurley. It'll
be started Inside of the next yeer nn'
'11 run sthlfct dab through my property, Thar now! You know rnore'n you
thought you did. don't you?"
The little group stared into his glowing f _ce Incredulously.
"A railroad is to be built, father?"
exclaimed Alan.
"That's what I snld."    .
Sirs, pishop's eyes flashed with sud-
' den hope, and then, as lf remembering
her husband's limitations, ber face fell.
"Alfred,"     sbe    asked    skeptically,
"how does It happen thnt you know
about the railroad before other folks
does?"
"How do I? That's it now—how do
I?" and the old man laughed freely.
"I've had my fun out o' this thing,
listenin' to what every crnnk said
about me bein' cracked an' so on. but 1
wus Jest a-lylu' low waltln' fer my
time."
"Well, I'll be switched!" ejaculated
Abner Daniel, half seriously, hnlf sarcastically, "lleewhlliklns! A railroad!
I've nlwnys said one would pay like
rips an' open up a dern good, God
forsaken country. I'm glnd you ure
a-goln' to start one, Alfred."
Alan's face was filled with an expression of blended doubt nnd pity for
his father's credulity. "Father," he
said gently, "arc you 6ure you got your
Information straight?"
"1 got It from headquarters." The
old mun raised himself on his toes and
knocked his heels together, a habit b*
had not indulged In for ninny a year.
"It was told to me confidentially by a
man who knows all about the whole
thing, a man who Is in the employ o'
tbe company that's goin' to build It."
"Huh!" The exclamation was Abner Daniel's. "Do you mean tbat At-
luntu lawyer) Perkins?"
liishop stared, his mouth lost some
of Its pleased firmness, and he ceased
the motion of his feet.
"What mude you mention his name?"
he usked curiously.
"Ob, 1 dunno. Somehow I Jest
thought o' blm. lie looks to me like
he mought be buildlii' a railroad ur
two."
"Well, thut's the man I mean," Bald
Blsbop. more uneasily.
Somehow the others were nil looking
at Abner Dnii'el. wbo grouted suddenly and almost angrily.
"I Wouldn't trust that skunk no fur-
der 'n I could fling a bull by the tall."
"Y'ou say you wouldn't?" Bishop
tried to smile, bnt the effort was a facial failure.
"I wouldn't trust 'Im nutber, Brother
Ab," chimed In Mrs. Bishop. "As soon
as I laid eyes on Mm 1 knowed he
wouldn't do. He's too mealy mouthed
an' l'awniu'. Butter wouldn't melt in
his mouth; He bragged ou cver'thlng
we bnd while he wus Leer. Now, Alfred, whnt we must git ut Is, what wns
his object In tellin' you that tale."
"Object!" thundered her husband,
losing his temper In the face of the awful possibility that her words hinted
at. "Arc you all a pack an' passle o'
fools? If you must dive an' probe,
then I'll tell you he owns n slice o'
timber land above Hollcy creek, j'lnln'
seme o' mine, an' so he let nie into tbe
secret out o' puore good w'll. Oh. you
nil eayn't sheer me. I oil. i one o' the
ikeerln' kind."
But. notwithstanding this outburst,
U wus plain that doubt had actually
taken iv.ot In the ordinarily cautious
mind of file crude speculator.
Abner Dunlel laughed out harshly all
at once and then was silent. "What's
the matter';" asked bis sister in despair.
"I was Jest a-wonderln'," replied her
Iirather.
"Y'ou arc?' said Bishop angrily. "It
seems to me you don't do much else."
"Folks 'at wonders a lot ain't so apt
to believe ever'thing they beer," retorted Abner. "I was Just a-wonderln*
why thut little, spindle shanked Peter
Mosely has been boldiu' his bend so
high the lust week or so. I'll bet I
could make a durn good guess now."
"What under the sun's Peter Mosely
got to do with my business?" burst
from Bishop's impatient lips.
"He's got a sorter roundabout connection witb lt, I reckon," smiled Abner grimly. "I happen to know that Abe
Tompkins sold Mm 2,000 acres o' timber
land on Huckleberry ridge Jest ntter
yore Atlanta man spent the day lookln'
round In these parts."
Bishop was no fool, and he grasped
A oner's meaning even before It was
quite clear to the others.
"Looky heer," he said sharply, "what
do you take me fer?"
"I 'ain't tuck you fer nothln'," said
Abner, with a grin. "Leastwise, I
'ain't tuck you fer |5,000 wuth o' cot-
yon, he started out on a still hunt fer '
timbered land on the line of the proposed trunk Hue due west vy-nh Llck-
sklllct to Darley, with stop over privileges at Buzzard Roost an' fifteen minutes fer hash at Dog Trot Springs, j
Then, somehow or other, by book or
crook—mostly crook—Abe Tompkins
wasn't dodgln' anybody about that
time. Peter Mosely could 'a' run aglu
Mm with his eyes shut on a dark nlgbt.
"I was at Nell Fllmore's store when
the two met, an' ef a trade was ever
made quicker betwixt two folks It was
done by telegraph an' the paper Was
signed by llgbtnln*.   Abe said he bad
the land an' wouldn't part with It at
any price ef he hadn't been bad lu need j
o' money, fer he believed It was chuck
full o' iron ore, sonpstone, black marble
an' water power, to say nothln' o' tlm- '
ber; but he'd been troubled so much
about cash, he said, that he'd made up
bis mind to let 'er slide an' the devil
take the contents.   I never seed two
purties to a deal better satisfied. They
both left the store with a strut.   Mose-
l.v'.x strut was the biggest, fer he wasn't
afeerd o' nothln'. Tompkins looked like >
he was afeerd Mosely 'ud call Mm buck- j
an' want to rue."
"You meau to say"— But old Bishop ■
seemed unable to put his growing fear
Into words.
"Oh, I don't know nothln' fer certain," snld Abner Daniel sympathetically, "but ef I was you I'd go
down to Atlanta an' see Perkins. You
kin tell by the way he acts whether
I liar's anything In bis railroad story or
not. But, by gum, you ort to know
whar you stand. You've loaded yore-
se'f from hind to fore quarters, an' ef
you don't plant yore feet on some'n
you'll go down."
Bishop clutched this proposition as a
drowning man would a straw. "Well,
1 will go see Mm," he said. "I'll go Jest
to satisfy you. As fer as I'm concerned
I know he wasn't tellin' me no He, but
I reckon you all never '11 rest till you
are satisfied."
He descended tbe steps and crossed
the yard to the barn. They saw him
lean over the rail fence for a moment
as if In troubled thought.
"Poor father," said Alan to his uncle
as his mother retired slowly Into ,the
house. "He seems troubled, and lt may
mean our ruin—absolute ruin."
"It ain't no triflln' matter," admitted
Daniel. "Tbar's no tellin' how many
thousand acres he may have bought
He's keepln' somethln' to hlsse'f. I remember jest wben that durn skunk of
a lawyer put that flea In bis yeer. They
was at Hanson's mill an' talked confidential together mighty nigh all mornln'. But let's uot cross a bridge tell we
git to lt. Let's talk about some'u else.
t.hain't never bad a chance to tell ynu,
tut I seed that gal In town yesterday
an' talked to 'er."
"Did you, Uncle Ab?" The face of
the young man brightened. His tone
was eager and expecu- t.
"Yes. I'd bitched in tbe wagon yard
an' run into Hazen's drugstore to git a
box o' axle grease an' wus cumin' out
with the durn stuff under my arm,
when I run upon 'er a-settln' lu a buggy waitln' to git a clerk to fetch 'er
out a glass o' sody water. Sbe recognized me, an' fer no other earthly reason than tbat I'm yore uncle she spoke
to me as pleasin' as a basket o' chips.
What was I to do? I never was In
such a plight In my life. I'd been un-
loadln' side meat at Bartow's warehouse an' was kivered from head to
foot with salt and grease. 1 didn't
have on no coat, an' the seat o' my
punt* wa* non est—I don't think thar
was any est about 'em, to tell tbe
truth. But I knowed lt wouldn't be the
part of a gentleman to let 'er' set thar
stretcbln* 'er neck out o' socket to call
a clerk when I was handy, so I wheeled about, hopln' an' pray In' ef Bhe did
look at me she'd take a fancy to the
back o' my head', an' went In the store
an' told 'em to git a hustle on the'r-
«e'ves. When I come out, she huuled
me up to ax some questions about
when camp rneetin' was goin' to set in
this yeer an' when Adele was comln'
home. I let my box o' axle grease
drap, an' lt rolled like a wagon wheel
off duty an' me after lt, bendln'—
bendln' of all positions—heer an' yan
in the most ridiculous way. 1 tell you,
I'd never play croquet ur leapfrog In
them pants. All the way home I
thought bow I'd disgraced you."
"Ob, you are all right, Uncle Ab,"
laughed Alan. "She's told me several
times that Bhe likes you very much.
Sho says you are genuine—genuine
through and through, and she's right."
"I'd ruther have her say it than any
other gal I know," said Abner. "She's
purty as red shoes, an' ef I'm any
judge she's genuwlne too. I've got another Idee about 'er, but I ain't a-glvln'
lt away jest now."
"You mean that sbe"—
"No," and the old man smiled mischievously. "1 didn't menu nothln' o'
tbe sort I wonder how on earth you
could 'a' got secb a notion iu yore
bead. - I'm goin' to see how that black
scamp lias left my cotton land. I'll
bet he hain't scratched it any deeper
'n a old hen would 'a' doue lookln' fer
worms."
"I reckon I won't toll 'er to git up a'
excursion over it 'fore the .crpssties is
laid," retorted Bishop sharply, nud Abner Dunlel laughed, that sort of response being iu his own vein.
"I was goin' to say," pursued the
softly treading Wife, "that I wouldn't
mention it to 'er ef—of—Mr. Ferkina
ain't to be-rclied on, beea'se sho worries enough .already about our pore way '
o' livln' compared to her uncle's folks, j
Ef she knoweii bow I spent last ni,gbt,
she'd want to come back. Riitl ain't
u-goin' to lot Brother Ab skeerj me yet
It Is jest too awful to think about.
Whut ou earth would we do? What
would we, 1 say?"
That afternoon Bishop wiis driven to
Darley b.v a negro boy who wus to
bring tbe buggy buck home. lie firs
repaired to u barber shop, Wheiji lie
wns shaved, had bis hair cut nn3 his j
shoes blacked; then he went to the station half un hour before liirie'iind Impatiently walked up und down the
platform till the train arrived.
It wus li o'clock when be reached Atlanta nnd made his way through the
jostling crowd  In the big  passenger
depot out Into the streets,   lie bad his
choice ol' going nt once to the residence !
of his brother, on Peiichti'co street, the ,
most fashionable avenue of the city,
or looking up Perkins In his ollice.   Ho
decided  lo unburden  bis  mind hy ut '
once culling ou llie lawyer, whose office was iu a tail building quite ueur |
at baud.
It  wus the hour at  which  Perkins \
usually left for home, but the old planter found blm in.
"Oh. It's you, Mr. Blsbop," he snid J
suavely as he rose from his desk In'
the dingy, disordered little room, wltb.
Its single window. He pushed n chair
forward, "s" down; didn't know you j
were in town: at your brother's. I reck-1
ou. How nre the crops up the road? I
Tun much ruin last month. I'm 'afraid." J
Bishop sank  wearily  Into the chnlr.
P." bird ilrtil Himself out tMrJ.Ing over (
v h.-il he tvuntd say to ihe mau before
"tu mid tvltb the awful i-iinteuipluUo-i j
- ''•" p'un might Bay to bim.
"They are doln' as well as cart be expected," be mude answer. But ho]
didn't approve of even that platitude,]
for he wns plain aud outspoken uiulj
hadn't come all thut distance for
mere exchange of courtesies, still, be|
lacked the faculty to approach easily!
the subject which bud grown so heuvyl
within tbe last twenty-four hours unill
of which he now almost stood lu terror.!
"Well, Hint's good," returned Per/
kins. He was a swarthy man of tlfty-1
live or sixty, rather tall und slender,
with a bald head that sloped back
sharply from heavy, jutting brows, under which a pair of keen black eyes
shone nud shifted. 'Tome down to
see your daughter," he said; "good
thing for her that you have a brother1
In town. By the way, he's a liyu type
of a man.   He's making beudwny too.1
"l'ou are a scoumVel, Perkins," hr *i,«
His trade Is stretching out In nl! «_ur*
funny  how   different  you  two|
"Pou mean to say"—
ton mill stock. To make a long story
sbcri. Ihe Atluutn Jack leg lawyer 1* I
nkiii to the Tompkins family some
way. I'd bet a new hat to a ginger
cake that Perkins never owned a
spoonful o' land up heer an' that he's
jest be'pln' tbe Tompkins folks on the
sly lo unload some o' the'r land, so
they kin move west, whar they've always wauted to go. Peter Mosely 1* a
mnn on the watch out fer rail soft
snaps, nu' when Perkins whispered tbe
big secret lu bis r-y.i. ilk* be did te
CHAPTER III.
HE next morning at breakfast
Alfred Blsbop unnounced bis
Intention of going to Atlanta
  to talk to Perkins and Incidentally to call on his brother William,
who was a successful wholesale merchant In that city.
"I believe I would," said Mrs. Bishop. "Maybe William will tell you what
to do."
"I'd see Perkins fust," advised Abner
Daniel. "Ef I felt shore Perkins had
bunkoed me, I'd steer deer o' William.
I'd hate to beer Mm let out ou tbat subject He's made his pile by keepln' a
sharp lookout."
"1 hain't had no reason to think I
have been lied to." said Bishop doggedly as he poured his coffee Into his
saucer and shook lt about to cool. "A
body could hear his deathknell rung every minute ef he'd Jest listen to old
women nn' "—
"Old bachelors." Interpolated Abner.
"I reckon they are alike. M'be longer a
man lives without a woman tbe more
he gits like one.' 1 reckon that's beea'se
the man 'at lives witb one don't see
nothln' wuth eopyln' in 'er an' vico-a-
versy."
Mrs. Bishop had never been an appreciative listener to her brother's philosophy. She Ignored whnt he hnd Just
said and Its accompanying smile, which
was always Aimer's subtle apology for
such observations.
"Are you goin' to tell Adele about tbe
railroad?" she asked.
tions;
are!"
"I   'lowed   I'd   see   William   'fore
went back." Bald Bishop rather lrrele-l
vantly.   Then, seeing that Perkins was|
staring at him rather fixedly, he Bald-
It was a verbal plunge:     	
"I  bought some  more timber  lund|
yesterday!" ^^^^^~
"Ob, you did?   That's good."   PerJ
kins' eyes fluttered once or twice be-|
fore his gaze steadied Itself on the face
of the man beforo him.   "Well, as il
told you, Mr.  Bishop, that sort of a]
thing ls a good Investment   1 reckon
It's already climbing up u little, aln'l
it?" ^^^^^^^
"Not much yet."    It struck Blshopl
that he had given the lawyer a splcn-f
did opportunity to speak of the chief]
cuuso for au advance iu vulue, and bla
heart felt heavier ns he finished.   "But)
I  took quite a slice  the  hist time
0,000 acres ut the old figure, you know|
—a dollar a acre."
"l'ou doujt say!   That was a slice."
Bishop drew himself tip lu his chalr|
and Inhaled u deep breath.   It was i
If he took Into himself lu that wuy the
courage to make his next remark.
"I got it from tbo Tompkins estate."!
"You don't say!   I didn't know tbejr]
had that much on baud."
"Sence I bought tho land I've accidentally heerd thut you are some kin]
o' that family."     ^^^^^^^^^^^^
Perkins started slightly and raised |
his brows.      ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
"Oh, yesl   On my wife's side, away j
off, some way or other.   I believe the I
original  Tompkins  Hint settled  there |
1 from  Virginia was my wife's grand-
; father.    1 never was much of a band i
' to go Into such mutters."
"When I heerd thnt, Pcrklna, lt wns \
natural  fer mo to  wonder why you,
you   see—why   you   didu't   tell   them.
ubout tbe railroad."]
The sallow features of the lawyer
seemed to stiffen. Ho drew himself
up coldly and a wicked expression
flashed in his eyes.
 _>_,_.• j;oo*Ti«B«n.j
Human  Allerobca.
The number of distinct species of
microbes living in the body of a mun
lu good health Is between sixty und'
seventy. More than thirty species have
been found inhabiting tbe akin, uud a
variety of forms live In various parts
of tbe digestive orguus.
•Jfc MOUNT PLEASANT ADVOCATE.
MOUNT PLEASANT ADVOCATE
VANCOUVER, B. 0.
WINTER  FASHIONS.
Coats   Have  Cape  -.Sect*—Millinery
Shape, and Styles.
Nearly all the coats are made with
a cape effect on the shoulders, which
gives an appearance of smallness to
the walat This cape effect is even
seen on coats belonging to walking
costumes, although In this sort of costume it ls sometimes omittjed.
Tlie French sailor, or toque, made
entirely of feathers, ls very smart with
a tailor made suit The prettiest colors
are cardinal red and a deep iridescent
green.
Rough brown beaver-IIke fabrics are
trimmed with strapped effects, which
sre very fetching. A costume of this
description recently seen was ankle
length, nnd the coat was loosely belted In with a band of oriental embroidery consisting of different shades of
brown. This embroidery trimmed both
the skirt nnd the jacket    With  this
Thi/a Is a Limit
To _/*// Thing*
He had been away on a long Journey,
and Upon bis return his wife was detailing to blm a number of reforms and
improvements which she had success
fully engineered during his absence.
"And you know," she said, "thai
closet tbat was locked for overjn month
and that you said couldn't be opened
except by a locksmith? Well, triumphantly, "1 opened it."
"Well, well! How In the world did
you do it?"
"With a hairpin."
"And tbe furnace door." she contln
ued, "has been slopping around on one
hinge for ever so long just because you
were too lazy to fix It, but It's all right
now;."
"Well, I'm glad you hnd It fixed."
"Had It fixed! I fixed it mysclf-
wlth a hairpin."
"And then there's that crayon portrait of mother t|iut stood In the corner for almost six weeks because you
never would bring ine nny picture
hooks"—
"Well, I Intended to, but"—
I "Oh, 'but!'   Weil, It doesn't make nny
difference  now;   1   got   It   up   with   a
hook 1 made myself—out of a hiiirpln."
"Y'e gods!" he snld.
"And there's Willie; you've been
coaxing him nnd bribing him for a
year, trying to break hlnj of biting his
nulls, and I broke blm In n week."
"With a hairpin?" be Inquired weakly.
"No!" sbe mapped. "Don't be a
goose! With a hairbrush!"—Llppin-
cott's.
Professional  Opinion.
WHITK CLOTH COAT.
was worn a flat, furry brown bal
trimmed with two birds, shaded In
brown and green.
All white furry French sailors are
more than ever to the fore und are
pretty worn with gun metal gray or
black costumes.
Many of the new skirts are certainly '
extensively trimmed toward the base
by means of ruches or tucks, while
braiding In various designs nnd undulating bands nppllqued on flounces of
cloth are effective and In harmony with
the sloping shoulder capes. These are
flounced of riicbed round the border
nnd Invariably make u dip toward the
waist nt the back.
Tbe picture shows a white cloth coat
trimmed with strappings put on like
tucks. .TUDIO CHOLLET.
HANDSOME GOWNS.
Chiffon   Dreaae*   For   Formal   Occasions—Kich Appllaaea.
Gowns of chiffon for dressy occasions are very smart, und there ls a
new make of chiffon which will stand
a good deal of wear. It is very smart
In brown shades trimmed with ecru or
dyed lace to mutch, combined with a
soft, tucked front and huge u.nder-
sleeves.
Velvet bows figure largely on veiling
gowns, and they ure combined with rosettes and puffings of chiffon. Sometimes the huge chiffon undersleeves are
tied in with velvet bows nt the wrists.
Square applications of figured or
plain velvet are very smart around the
lower edge of a loose sack coat or a
full sun plaited skirt.
Heavy embroideries of wool and chenille are used to embellish white cloth
tailor made gowns and In general costumes In pule colors.
Heavy knotted fringe ls still all tbe
rage as a trimming for dressy coats
and gowns.
As fashions nre of the early Victorian
period the fubrics of thut era ore re-
Y'oting M. D.—What do you think of
the automobile, doctor?
Old Physician—Very tine. It will give
ydu a practical knowledge of dislocations and contusions tbat would be
difficult to obtuin otherwise.—New
York Times.
A DAINTY WAIST.
vlved, and we can hardly Imagine an
early Victorian frock without its accompaniment of taffeta ruches and velvet spots. Indeed we gladly welcome
such a revival, for taffeta, let me tell
you, is a worthy fabric for what may
be termed the "best" frock, either for
day or evening. It is substantial and
Its smartness undeniable, and we
should be very pleased to see it enjoying a foremost place on fashion's list,
giving place only, ns tbe colder weather advances, to chiffon velours, the new
fur plushes and the abnormally thick
fubrics ot the zlbellne type.
The cut shows a crepe de chine wnlst
trimmed with fine Valenciennes Insertion. JUDIO CHOLLET.
lon.lly sola.
"I can't quite make out," said the
man who hud been asked to read'the
poem, "whether it's sentiment or hu-
mo'.'."
"Then it's all right," exclaimed the
-poet gleefully. "If it's a puzzle I can
get a good price for lt from any maga-
zlue."—Chicago Post.
HI.  Financial Plan.
"Y'ou seem to hnve no ambition," as
serted tbe hustler.
"But I have," snld the Indolent mau.
"I Intend to be rich."
"Then why don't you work, like
Brown, for instance?"
"Ah." said the indolent mnn, "I've
had my eye on him for some time.
Good fellow, Brown! 1 like to see him
piling wealth up. He's working for
mc, you know."
"Working for you?"
"Yes; he's killing himself making a
fortune, and I plan to get it b.v marrying his widow."—Brooklyn Eagle.
Plenty o( Them There.
"I took a trip Into tbe country last
week nnd bad an amazing experience
at the inn where I Bpent tbe first night"
"Why, I had au amazing experience
in tbe country last week, too." the entomologist Interrupted. "It rained continuously after I got there, and I did
so want to go out and hunt some bugs."
"Well, if you had been with me you
wouldn't have hud to go out."—Philadelphia Press.
Poor Start.
"How ls that couple that got married In the balloon getting along?"
"Well, when the balloon descended lt
struck a telegraph pole and jarred the
bride n little, and she got mud und said
the groom shoved ber. und the groom
culled her a liar, nnd the police had to
be called."—Indianapolis Sun.
Valued.
Maud—Jean values ber fiance very
highly, doesn't she?
Ethel—Not a bit more highly than
Bradstreet values him—about $7,000,-
000.—New Orleans 'Times-Democrat
tiotttl  Advice,
The Kid—Run, futty, run. Yer can't
ketch him, but de exercise Ml do you
good.—Sun Francisco Examiner.
Tlie Final Answer.
There Is a little boy at school
Who bravely makes a start,
But somehow never seems to get
The lesson all by heart.
It Is a mournful llilng to see
His look of gal liming woo
-As he at last gives up the task
And answers, "1 don't know."
Be not discouraged, little boy,
For you are not alone—  ■
What flings the borealiu light
Across the arctic zone?
Whnt giveB its color to the rose?
What bids the aeed to grow?
The wisest man must blush at last
And say, "I do not know."
Worry wont curo a cough. When
you find a cough holding on—
when everything else has failed—
tty
%
n
The Lung
Tonic
It is  guaranteed to cure.   If  it
doesn't, we'll refund your money.
Prices: S. C. Wells & Co. 304
25c. 50c. $1.   LeEoy, N.Y., Toronto, Con.
STORYOF GRAND
OLD MUSICIAN.
Dodd's Kidney  Pills  Cured   His
Kidney  Disease of Years
Standing.
Samuel J, Crow, Well-Known oa the Leader
of tho North Poll-am and Itosedeue
String Band, Is Again Enjoying Perfect
Vigor.
Rosedene, Ont,, Feb. ---(Special)—
There are few better known musicians
in this part of Canada than Samuel
D. Crow, for many years leader of
the old Pelham and Rosedene String
Band, and only his retiring nature
has kept him from gaining a national
reputation. Consequently h,is complete recovery from an. aggriivat.od
case of Kidney Disease of years has
aroused much comment here-. Interviewed regarding his case Mr. Crow
said :—
'To-day 1 enjoy as good henlth as
1 did in boyhood, und-I givo the entire credit' to Dodd's Kidney l'ills. I
Buffered for years from Kidney Trouble, which became aggravated n|iom
every attack of cold und caused mo
agony, In the winter of 189S it developed into gravel, whon I was totally unlit, for anything. I tried different medicines without the desired
results.
•'I wns in constant misery when I
commenced tn -use Dodd's Kidney
l'ills. To my astonishment .and delight I immedlato.y began to recover,
nud after using live boxes (he disease
bad entirely disappeared. 1 have
known others who were great m,hitlers to be entirely cured by Dodd's
Kidney Bills,*' .
_~—, 4     •- '-W.
flnii-y fnrniine; is pursued in Finland fi-nm n scirnt.ilic point tif view.
Tin
Muss
yearly    production  of j coal
s more than G,oo'o:i)nil ions
BaptistTestimony
INSTANT RELIEF FROM COLDS,
HEADACHE      AND     CATARRH.
aEV.    FREY'S    STATEMENT!
Jr. Agnew's Ointment Is without an equal
toi' skin diseases or piles, 35o.
Ttev. V. 1. Frey, pastor of the Maple
It.  IJti|ttist  Church,  llultiilo,  N.Y.. pays:
I have been greatly troubled with, colds,
.cnthuiu' und cularrli. 1 have used Dr.
Vguew's Catiiri'hnl I'owder with best re-
.-tuU.s. In fact it has done wonders for
ile,    and    1    wish   to   recoiniuono   it   to
tt'ryone." This remedy is also n per-
i'Ct   special!   for  influenza.       Sold   by   all
ru_-gi_ts. 24
Lake     Baikal,   in     Siberia,    is   the
hifihest fresh water lake in i.lie World,
Lever's V-7. (Wise Mead) nislninciant
Soap PoWder is better thar! oilier powders, as It. is both soap anil dlslllfec-
ant. 84
At u Japanese banquet. i>. is considered a cnniplinicnl. to exchange
Clllls with a friend.
Houses in Russia are built ul yellow brick, and are of one F.'.ory.
Heart - Sick   People. — D'' *m>ew's
Cure for the Heart ls a heart tonic that
never (ails to cure—Is swift in lis effects
—jroes closer to the "border 'bind" and
snatches from death's grip more sufferers
than any other remedy (or any family of
diseases and ailments in the category of
human -sufferings. Gives relief in 30
minutes.—75
Mont men would far ruthoi- lose Slo
on a horse race tiffin n nickel through
a, hole in a pocket.
Every  year   280,000  conscripts join
tlie Russian army.
The    Poisoned   Spring — As in
nature so In man, pollute the spring and
disease and waste are bound to follow—
the stomach and nerves out of Kilter
means poison In, the spring. fiouth
American Nervine Ms a great purifier,
cures Indigestion, Dyspepsia, and tones
the nerves. The best evidence of its effl-
i-aty is the unsolicited testimony ot
thousands of cured onea.—7&
During leap year overy1 eligible
I'Vl'M p.'-iklinlw oi| ppioirs irmn iluno.v
a chaperon.
It's an awful handicap for
have a younger sister who
beauty.
girl In
Rheumatism   Will Succumb to
South Ameiicon Rheumatic Cure l-ccnuse
it goes right to the seat of the trouble
and removes the cause. ' Many So-called
cures but deaden pain temporarily only,
to have it return again with redoubled
violence. Not so with this great remedy. It. eradicates from the system llie
lust vestige of the disease and its cures
ore permanent.—74
People may not think you ft fiol,
yet. they mny not. be in a'position to
deny it.
A chuiilTeiii- is 11 man v. Im runs
down pedestrians mid runs up repair
bills.   .     ' .
Don't lu'cepf a . bald beinl as n
budge of wisdom without Investigation,
Japan is .S9,5fil Square milts lni-gei-
thnn England, Scotland and Wales.
Russia has fewer lulvni' sti-il; >s (linn
other countries.
Until forty years ago the Jii|..-ini-rii
were vaccinated on llie tip of thi
nnstt.
The    (vm1     is   at    the head  of  Ihe
(Irneco-riussinn church,
Japanese brides, during tbe tiii-ni-
nge ceremony, wash the tat nf tlie
bridegroom.
Forsooth, brothers, fellowship is
heaven and its lack is hell : feilow-
shlp is life, nnd lack of fellowship is
death: and'tho deeds that ve do i:|ion
the enrth. It is for fellowship's sake
that ye do them.—William Mori is.
We are surprised to learn   Lhitt   'he
cznr has called off a state lull nt St.
Pi'tei'sburg.    Wn understood the fnhh-
inn  of "Culling off"  had  become ol
Foleti'i
Somo people who pretend to Id!
the truth for the truth's sake moici.v
I el I It. been use it shows their neighbors up In a bnd flvhl.
Iremely ilisngreeuble in the Itflffsirili
Bear.
Such violent exei'.isn no sonn nflr-r
he onicrRted from his hole must  lie cv>
. The Japanese hive beevi cuilei tile
Britons of Asia. Mills is one of tb-'
handsomest rb'mpiiu'rrit's wo nuulil be
paid.
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CEDAR FENCE POSTS Z%">
Ifcrw la flint ln_tt.t .mall I. I tt- limit Int..
I_nn, VI lit in., ttliiii.-.iiln. I..-.. .1.
i he Russian y'ci-i iv iii l jjf e isl.
ieai-niiifi how :ti wtiic drsfinteiit-s n
mimclng'  "We rojrrei  to reji-n-i."
A  j.'ii.'iii  iiin-.ii:i   h: never . ill   of Sei
A  ittti'iil servant, makes .1  en.i.l  if.i
A (rood tab',  ill told, is n bad nm
Anger  is like n   i-iiiii,   which   1,1-iiilts
itself ii|itni  v.lini  il  fails.
Russians nre'the ninsl  hospitable uf
people.
In Japan there are over i(i,n(>o miles
of railways.
The Jadgmrat of Hnll Cainr.
Before the baud of fame dropped her
laurels lightly on 'his brow, to speak
poetically. Hall Calue was a publisher's
reader and in that capacity held in his
hands the fate of many a book. That
his good judgment was not altogether
Infallible is shown by the fact that he
read and, so it is said, rejected "Tbe
Romance of Two Worlds," which soon
afterward -was published and became
the success of the year.
On one occasion a budding author
managed to gain access to his office for
the purpose of submitting a book to
him.
Hall Caine took the manuscript from
the man's hands and glanced over It
for perhaps twenty minutes. Then he
gave it back, with a few words of suggestion and criticism.
"I do not think. -Mr. Caine." said the
ambitious writer, "that you should dispose of my Ideas In this summary fashion. Tbat book cost me a year's labor."
"Indeed!" said Mr. Caine. "My dear
fellow, nn Impartial judge would give
you at least ten!"
Tlie   Sen an II mi   of   II un Iter.
The sensation of hunger has not been
easy to explain. The new theory of a
German physician ls that it Is due to
emptiness of the blood vessels of the
stomach, and it is pointed out that hunger is appeased with the rush of blood
to the stomach following the taking of
food and beginning of digestion. • In
many anaemic persons wbo have no appetite when the stomach ls empty the
blood vessels are renlly congested instead of being empty. Lack of blood
In the stomach in health ucts on a special nerve, which Is a branch of the
same nerve trunk as tbe nerves of the
mouth and tongue. A stimulus applied
to the tongue, as hy a spice, thus Increases appetite, while disease affecting
the nerves of the tongue mny produce
loss of appetite even wben the stomach Is empty.
Whlpner's.
In the Press of New Zealand may be
read this startling advertisement: "A
father desires the services of n trustworthy lady to administer corporal
punishment tb bis three girls. State
salary, references and experience."
A year or two ngo this Spartan parent's needs were anticipated by the
following advertisement in tbe London
Standard: "A clergyman's widow,
strict disciplinarian, gives lessons to
unruly boys and girls. Advice letter,
r,s.; home consultation, lis. (Jd.; corporal punishment, from 8s. Cd. Visits
all parts. Terms according to distance.
Uods supplied, ls. (id. ench."
Inviting a Repetition.
One Sutidiy a teacher was trying to
Illustrate to her small scholars ihe lesson, "Return xooa\ for evil." To make
it practlcul she said, "Suppose, children, one nf your schoolmates should
strike ynu and tlie next day you should
bring him un apple—thnt would be oue
way of returning good for evil." To
her dismay, oue littlo girl spoke up
quickly, "Then he would strike you
again to get inotber applet"
An   Atl'llitr   K-plHlns.
Mrs. Marigold—How do you happen
to be so much brighter than other people, Mr. Author?
Mr. Anthoi -Well— er—you see, the
criticisms of my books uiuke me smart
—Kansas City Journal.
The satisfaction of having the
washing done early in the day,
and well done, belongs to every
user of Sunlight Soap. nu
Ant itobbeil br llisrli
While walking along the road on the
outskirts of Bordlghera I noticed a
strange looking insect moving across it
In a peculiar way. On getting nearer I
saw that what had attracted my notice
was a black ant about an inch long
with brown wings dragging a cricket
bigger than Itself. It' Beld tbe cricket
by the head, and as the ant moved
backward It drew the cricket toward It.
While doing so it entered the shadow
cast by my umbrella and instantly released Its hold and got out of the shadow; but finding there was no danger, it
returned and seized its prey again by
tbe head and recommenced Its backward movement. A low wall ran alongside the road, and when the ant got
within six feet of lt a common brown
lizard appeared on tho top of the wall
and evidently Boon' caught sight of the
ant, for It ran quickly down tbe wall
und to within two feet of It, where It
crouched for a second or two like a cat
ready to spring nnd then charged the
ant. iippai-ently butting the cricket free
with its head. B 'fore the aut could regain its hold the Usard seized the cricket In its mouth and dinted up the wall
In the direction from which lt originally appeared on the scene, leaving the
unt running round and round, moving
Its wings In an agitated manner, vainly
searching for its lost prey.—Nature.
Quite aa  Satisfactory.
"I wnnt to ask you something.
Grade," snld Ibe beautiful heiress.
"What Is It, Duckle?" the duke inquired.
"Would yon object If I should request
the minister to omit the word 'obey'
from the service when we are mar-
lied?"
"Certainly not. He can just make It
iovo,  honor   and   siinnlv.'"
The  Birds of Paradlae.
Probably no famous bird bas a smaller bubllat t tin ti llie bird of paradise,
whose beautiful feathers ure so highly
prized In tlie millinery trade. No oue
knows wby the varieties of this beuutl-
fnl bird nre confined to the island of
New Guinea and the neighboring coasts
of Australia. There are many other
Islands uot far away where the conditions would seem to he equally favorable to their existence, but they are not
found among them.
Ayer's
Give nature three helps, and
nearly every case of consumption will recover. Fresh
air, most important of all.
Cherry
Pectoral
Nourishing food comes next.
Then, a medicine to control
the cough and heal the lungs.
Ask any good doctor.
" I first tusd Ayer's Cherry Pectoral S3 yean
ago.  1 have seen tttriililtt caset ol lane diseases enrrd by It.  I sm never -withont II/'
A1.UKUT O. H-J-H.TOK, M-rlotU, Ohio.
Japanese spies have. been working It is considered bad lot in tn carry
amomr the Chinese laborers in the'an umbrella in Russia tUii-uer the
grent fortress at Port Arthur. j winter.
Fish nre sold alive In Japan,
pedlars carrying them through
streets in tanks.
Ihe
the
!    OhrysiinthoTiiuiiis.   M'rved   us  siilnd,
are a favorite article of did nnong
the Japanese.
CROUP, BRONCHITIS,
WHOOPING COUCH
Aro Ailments Which Cause Oreat Anxiety to Mothers Who Are
Not Familiar  with the Curative Powers of
Dr. Chase's Syrup of
Linseed and Turpentine.
It is a serious question to every
mother as to how she can best com
bat croup, whooping cough, bronchitis, and similar ailments which are
sure to attack the littlo inns at
times least expected.
Tho hollow, croupy cough comes
with terriiblle foreboding as It arouses
the hopelessness of battling against
a disease which frequently defies the
most skilful physicians.
In croup above all other diseases
prompt action is of tho greatest importance imaginable. With Dr.
Chase's Syrup of Linseed und 'Turpentine at hand any mother can ef-
lcct almost Instant relief whon the
children are struggling frantically
for breath. By sheer force nf merit
it has won its way to popul.iii-y,
and is known all over this continent!
as the moso effective treatment for
throat and lung troubles that .deuce
has ever devised.
Mr. W. McGce, 49 Wright avenue,
Toronco, Ont., states :—"There is no
remedy in my opinion that can net
more promptly than Dr. Chase's Syrup of Linseed nnd Turpentine. It
cured my son of croup, absolutely,
in one night.    We gave him a dose
when he was black in "'ine* face with
choking. It gavte him instant relief.
During the night he""tobk several
doses and in tho mowing woke up
bright, perfectly well, and cheerful.
I must say it is u wondpVfuI medicine. "
Mrs. J. W. Lloyd,' Albion street,
Belleville, Ont., slates:—
"In tho beginning of last winter I
took a very severe cold, acc.inipanlod
with a bad cough, and was almost
laid up for a. time. 1 triod several
tinedii-s, hut with indifferent results.
On the advice of a friend I got 11 bottlo of Dr. Chase's Syrup of Llnsoid
and Turpentine, and found that it
relieved the cough at onco. liy tho
time I had taken tho oris bottlo my
cold was gone, and 1 can truthfully
recommend il as a splendid remedy
for coughs nnd colrls.
Dr. Chase's Syrup of I.inwd and
Turpentine, 25 cents a. bottle, family
slzu (three times ns much) bo cents,
at all dealers, or Kilinnnsiin, Hates
& Co., Toronto
To protect you against (nidations
the portrait unil signature nf Dr. A.
W. (imsp, the famous ,»celRt book
author, ar'o on every bottle.
Do You Want
SOME ONE TO HANDLE YOUR SHIPMENTS O
TO CONSIGN  YOUR GRAIN  TO A RELIABLE  FIRM      /
PROMPT OERVIQE AND  CAREFUL ATTENTION       .     S
If so* tue undenlgned wanti your butluoii and will •nd«ftvor to give i»tlttaction•
Cash ndvaDoed on eonslfnmants.     Baforraoe:   tiUon Back of Canada, .
Tha eldast aitabUBhed Grain Commtuum
Merchant In Winnipeg-
Grain   Exohanga,   Winnipeg.
3. SF>IIMK
an-
Try OGILVIE'S
"ROYAL
HOUSEHOLD"
A PERFECT
SOLD—IN
FLOUR
ORIGINAL
FOR—
PACKAGES
BREAD
ONLY—
AND—
BY ALL
PASTRY
DEALERS.
Mc.SOc.fl.OO.
All dniigtlita.  for
_*■
Consumption
Health demand, dally action of the
bowels. Aid nature with Ayer's Pills,
/»trs   Vou    Building T       If   BO,    uss
EDDY'S IMPERVIOUS SHEATHING
Th« Boat   Building Paper l%/l*da_».
It U vfry much atroncer ond thtrkar than nny othrr" (tnfr-K-l or hilld-
lag) paper. It ii impervloun to uir.il, keepa out cold, kaepa Iji heat, ctr-
r.efl no smell or odor, absorha no moisture. Imparts no tasta ur flavor to
anything with which tt cornea in contact. It is largely' used not only for
ahaetlna; houses, but for lining cold storage bulldiuga, refrigerators, dalr-
laa, creameries, and alt places where Uie object In to keep an even aud
anlfonn temperature,  and at tha sama time avoiding dampness.
Write our Agents, TEES A PERSSE, Winnipeg, for aampiae.
The E. B. EDDY CO., Limited, HULL.
The  Manufacturers  Life
Insurance Company.
SEVENTEENTH   ANNUAL    REPORT.
The seventeenth annual meeting of tha shareholders and policyholders of the Manufacturers Life Insurance
Company was held in the Company's offices, Toronto, on Thursday, February 4th, at 2.30 p.m. The report
submitted was eminently satisfactory lo all interested.
A detailed report of the proceedings will.be mailed to nil policyholders, but we believe that the average
busy reader will g-et a clearer conception of the program the Company is making by having, as it were, a bird's-
eye view of ils url'airs.
Below will be found Ibe figures pertaining to the main features of the business for 1902 and L003 and ths
increases ; also a comparative statement of the Company's growth since its organization.
The growth made in 1903 is well shown by the following table
Net  Premium Income	
Interest,   Rents, etc	
Total Cash   Income	
Payments lit  Policyholders	
Policy Reserves	
Total   Assels	
Applications   for  New Insurance.
New   Policies  Issued	
Insurance in Force	
190J.
$ 1,0M,81S,79
180,074.11
1.240,880. SX
818,1! fl-.M
8,, 53,8(8.00
4,408,389.11*
0,848,838.00
8,083,830.00
30,lfi_,_S_.0O
jHU,
% i,'_i'i,-i:ifi.9i
•215,852.67
1,435,288.58
380,483.04
4,4(il,80U.0f>
5,130,1168.52
7,764,542.011
7,294,050.00
84,392,303.00
/jicrcoae.
$   164,620.19
29,778.58
1.4,398.75
49,976.41
707,908.00
7.1-,.1.';n..'«
1,222,206.00
1,211,714.00
4,239,420.00
The Manufacturers Life began business in 1887, and
year periods taken from its returns to the Dominion
remarkable growth and steady progress :—
the following figures for four
Government will illustrate its
Income
Net
Total Premium
New
Assurance
Year.
From Interest
Premium
and Interest
Assets.
Policies
in Force
Rents, etc.
Income.
Income.
Issued.
December" 1l<t.
188V
«      778
S,     27,184
*    87,963
$   1115,7112
$2,564,600
i 2,342,000
1S91
13,238
184,100
197,842
431,010
2,111,100
7,413,761
189.)
39,245
324,449
363,694
1,012,669
8,017,760
10,645,021
1899
72,018
510,660
682,578
1,809,505
3,579,109
it,'.'iis,'_:'ii
1903
218.859
1,219,435
1,435,288
6,136,668
7,294,0,'iO
34,398,308
OF INTEREST TO TOTAL ABSTAINERS.
The death ratio in the Manufacturers Life has always been favorable in both
sections, but exceedingly so in the Abstainers' Section. The past year shows a
continuance of this favorable experience. The death losses in the General Section
were 757% of the expectancy, and in the Abstainers' Section only 41.3/, of the
expectancy. The saving this year from low mortality in this section is therefore
58.7% as against a saving of 24.3°/, in the General Section, which mea.is much
larger dividends for Abstainers.    Correspondence is in'.,;red.
HON. O. W. R0S8, President. li. F. JUNKIN, Managing Director.
E METAL GATES
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Other sizes In proportion.
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Walka-rlllo, Montreal, Winnipeg, St. Johsi
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luck nil ibe loiiRhnr.
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niiiiiiiiiinki'i'i turn 0111 mliflM
in Japan overy child is innqbt   lo
write wilh both bunds.
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rivfi-s in  Kin-nil.
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It.   Pleasant  Advocate.
(KiMtublished April U, ISby. j
MRS. R. Whitney, Publisher
'MtUfM' %BtS Wentmiusfer avenue.
English 6fTiCE—_o Fleet street,
London, E. 0., England Where a
-Ue-of "'-The Advocate" is kept tor
#_au_«.
TuL B1405.
ni 1     ___-_--____
•obsertptiou $1 a year   payable   in
Advance.
' .'    Ooents a Oopy.
_f*8$~W ot Births, MarriageB, aud Deatln;
published free of charge.
Vancou ver, 8. C, April 33,  1904.
smmtmmmsMa    j— -   .	
Vote for the Hospital By-law, May 7th.
■On  May the  7th,  cast a vote for
improved streets.
The activity iu building does not
•hate on Mt. Pleasant, as on uearly
. every -street new houses are being
> «r>«ted. The orchards are beginning to
1 Ueasom, and the Hill is a very attrac
1 tlvp part of Vancouver.
' Two by-laws, most important to Van
vonver's interests, have been published
tor the past four weeks in this paper.
During this time the daily press has
rsftrained from discussing these quits
tlons, aUlrobgh we are led to believe
Vancouver hns a press unexcelled in
public spirit. Certaiuly the attitude ou
the Hospital and Street Improvement
By-laws does not impress any one as
> '.'disinterested."
South Vancouver.
COUNCIL MEETING.
' The resignation of George Kerr as
1 Ami Votemaa wns accepted, and on
1 notion of Councillors Taylor and
Ballson, George Morgan was appointed
1 to the position, at the Council meeting
I held on Saturday April 16th.
Two loans were authorized from the
1 Sinking Fnnd monies, at 6% interest
, <ot Ave years each, $8,000.00 to 8. Mit-
, chell and $800.00 to M. Doniau, leaving
x $8,760.00 Btill available which will be
! lent to Batepayers only at this low rate.
In consideration of letters from
. Messni. P. B. Stewart and D. B. Brown
j respecting the ditches and repair of the
ZJo. land No 3 Beads and tho Green
j rogd, the Council decided to meet ou
. daturd-jr next. 23d inst., at 3 o'clock, on
1 the Wales'and Westminster road to see
\ what.is best to bo done.
The Mountain road from the termini.
1 Hon of, the Bowdell road to the Quarry
_road..Jias cost $160.40, including the
jRoadForeiunu's time for this amount;
5 37 chains of road has been built and
1', i chtijns.of puncheon laid.
On motion of Councillor Ballson and
U Mole, the contractors for cutting down
^jheAills on. Westminster road are to be
, paid ♦100.00 extra to cat the roadway
, utraight instead of with the curve as at
jjjsweut.
J, Philips was paid $300.00 on his
>, Westminster avenneeontract.
I J. R. Jones was paid in full $39.00,
;, for.the portion of tie Wilson road built
&tjtmm*.
tQw-uciUors Ballson and Taylor,
3:}_H,i!fjd. that the Board of Works inspect
i An., .boulevards cleared by Messrs.
vWrils, .Oliver aud Clugston,   and if
2 aifflcieiit work has been done to order
j payment.
Unly two tenders were received for
1,tho..Tre.tjel-work, Bankers and Bunk
}House .atthe Quarry: H. Wright
: $990.00, D. J. McPhalen $900.00. The
) lowest was accepted.
.Twidera are to be called for remaking
1 *j»» part of the Ferris road from Mr.
_ Eesris' corner to Uie Victoria road. For
.building 14 obaiuu of the east road on
l (be. Oliver estate, near the Eburne
1 hridgo to the Cannery. For S chains on
j the north .of Cedar Cottage station,
. between lots 7o2 aud 768. For a roud
•s,west from Cedar Cottage station about
■ 21 chains in length, between lots 751
.and 7iif|X(> the center of lot 754 thence
, north to the. City Limits. All tenders
, to Ui iu.by May MM. ,
The, R-j,Te. By-law   wns reconsidered
Jnd sealed, the total ruteisoue-and-one-
. fth ou, improved lauds and two-and-
, onu-flfth on wild. The Collector was
i ipstrnpted to mail all notices and collect
ftpem*
DM Tax Sale By-law introduced by
1 QMmeil'or Mole, wan read a first time
iCpnnclllor Taylor gave notice of a
.By-law to regulnte the erection of
.electric light poles.
 -»	
. Mt.  PLEASANT CHURCHES.
t-
• Pkksiivikkian.
"illuulliin.of Witsliniit.si.'i- avunue aad West-
..wlnaler road. BKHVICKM at II a. m.. and
. Viio )i. ro.; Hnnday School iti_::«> p.m. Rov.
v.«Seo. a. Wilson, li. A., raster. Moose corner of
yUghth/iwiiueand Ontario cuwt.   Tel. 1066.
MuiuoDisr.
■- -■ • •■ v - -
Coruerof Nlnt    and Westminster avenuee.
....♦qCHYlt_i_B.il   11 h. in.  nntl   7 p. m.j Sunday
.4nkooLand Bible claim 1:80 p.m.   Itev. C. II.
. aVHiitliarti-nil, J'nmor. r-ursoni-gelit Eleventh
,.t|—inua,,. stent.
*T MichaJ!I.h,<Anglican).
i ■VJorrte.r Westminster rosd.and I'rluce Kdwartl
rf—n. HKIiVIfKH ui Hum., and 7:30 p.m.:
v^eely i-omninnlon lot mi'l lid Huuibiys in each
, Oeoulli slier me-miug.prayer, 2d and 4th Sun
ja-iysirfSii. w. .Hnnday School at.2:80 p. a.
t *>sv. ti- H. Wilson, Rector. Residence Iff-.'
itkleieowk .arcniie, caul.
.-.-.... Baptist.
s«,t'a<li avonue, between Westminster ave.
,*«■ si>4 Quebec street. SKKVICKH at 11 a. in ,
«t»(l A:illp. m.t Siinitity bc-bool lit 2:.10 p. 111.
fear. A. W. Mclxnd, liaMer. Kealdonoe 440
$*.*_$ avenue, east.
1.' Amwxtuttit.
A.lsrni .Christian 'Church  (not7th day Ail-
»i—utftys), owrotr Krutli avenuo and Wustmlu
-otar rsartl.   Servlues 11 a.m.. and 7:110 p. ni.,i
*niulay School at  10 a.m.    Young  people,'
..Sitiloty nt Loyal Workers ol-Uhrlatlan  Kudos. I
t-pnr meats every Sunday evening at A:.., o'clock.'
■^aajer-eailnn Wodncsrlay nlghtsai 8 o'clock.
Barker—Powell.
' At the Mt. Pleasaut Baptist Churcl
ou Wednesday eveniug the 20th, Bev
A. W. McLeod performed the ceremonj
which united iu marriage Miss Alice
Mercy Powell, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
J. L Powell of Sixth and Westuiiuster
avenues, aud Mr Howard Barker, a
foreman in Heap's Mill. It was the
first wedding ceremony over performed
in the Mt. Pleasaut Baptist Church.
The bride was given away by her
father, aud looked charming in her
wedding gown of cream nuu's veiling
with loce garnitures, and carried a
bridal boquet of white carnations aud
asparagus fermi. Miss Grace Powell
made a pretty bridesmaid iu cream dress
trimmed with lace and :i white picture
hat. Mrs. Powell, mother of the bride,
wore a handsome black costume. Mr.
J. Watt supported the groom. The
church was prettily decorated for the
occasion with bunches of primroses.
The groom's present to the bride was
a handsome gold watch chain and
guard, to tho bridesmaid a gold bracelet.
Mr. and Mrs. Barker have gone to
housekeeping ou Hustings street, east,
and will be at home ou May !8th and
19th.
Miller—Ludlow.
At Ziou Tabernacle by Elder Simmons
ou Thursday eveuiug 21st iust., Mr.
Henry J Miller uud Miss Mary Matilda
Ludlow were married. Tho brido wore
a white laco gown, veil aud oraugc
blossoms. The couplo stood under a
weddiug bell of white roses aud ivy.
Miss Florence Ludlow,--.sister of the
bride, acted as bridesmaid ^VMiss Ethel
Ludlow made a pretty maid of honor,
nnd Misses Lucille Bizell and Jeaunie
Simmons were flower girls. Mr. Jas.
Magar acted as best man. The church
was beautifully decorated.
Mr. and Mrs. Miller have goue to
honsekeepiug on Seventh  avenue, east.
Many valuable presents were received
by the newly wedded couple.
Magar—Ludlow."
At the home of the bride's parents,
Mr aud Mrs. Wm. Ludlow, Eighth
aveuue, Elder Simmons of Ziou Tabernacle, performed Thursday evening,
21st iust., the ceremony which united
iu marrisge Mr James Magar of Nicomen Island, and Miss Florence Ludlow.
Miss Edua Ludlow, cousin of the bride,
was bridesmaid, and Mr. Will Ludlow
supported tho groom. The houso was
a perfect bower of flowers. The bride
wore a, handsome gown of cream
Louisiue, veil aud orange, blossoms.
Forty invited guests enjoyed tho
sumptuous weddiug supper tendered by
Mis. Lndlow iu honor of her two
daughters, Mrs. Miller and Mrs. Magar.
Mi', and Mrs. Mugar will spend their
houeymoou iu   Carsou   City,   Nevada.
Many valuable presents were received
by the newly wedded couple.
Spring Cleaning
■i. T. Wallace's the place to get all yon
need for House Cleaning. Must reduce
our large stock of
Brushes, Brooms, Mop Handles,
Pails, Wash Boards,
Wood and Fiber Tabs,
which we will sell at Cost Prices.
Brushes from 5o np.
We have the finest 4- lb Bar of Soap
ever offered at 20c
We Lead.    Others Follow,
Also a nice line of FURNITURE. ,In a
few days we will have a large shipment
of Baby Buggies aud Carts. Easy time
payments—it}% off for cash. Onr
prices save you money.
Mail Orders nicely packed and promptly
shipped. gAT Daily Delivery to
Mt Pleasaut.   	
S.T. Wallace
Westminster avenue A Harris street.
Telephone 1266
electors entitled to vote on money bylaws In manner prescribed by the Vancouver Incorporation Act,' I960, and
Amending Act, 1(04.
10. Thla By-law, If passed, shall come
Into force and take effect on the 20th
day of May, A. S., 1904.
City of Vancouver.
BY-LAW No. •
Lacrosse.
The Maple Leaf Intermediates held a
busiuess meeting in No 8 Fire Hall on
Tuesday evening. The report of the
Delegates to the Iuteruiediate League
was received, and other routine matters
dealt, with. Theimportaut transaction
of the meeting was a decision to hold a
Ball aud Supper iu Mason's Hull on
Thursday eveniug May Dth.
The intermediate matches will be
played on tbe home grounds of each
team. This meius all games scheduled
for Mt. Pleasant will take place ou the
School Gronuds. The local grounds are
not what, they should be for playing the
National Game. The local team should
appoint a committee to ask the Park
Commissioners to hasten the improvement of the Mt. Pleasant-Fairview
Recreation Grounds.
The School Lacrosse League has been
re-organized for 1904, and a good season
is being looked forward to. Six schools
have joined the League, :tndd;iu aditiou
to the trophy won last year by the
Dawson team, a second cup has been
donated by a friend of the Great Canadian Game.
Tho Mt. Pleasant Boys are very en
thusiastic and feel confident of carrying
off one of tbe prizes. There is good
material in our school, and if the boys
keep np their enthusiasm tbey can come
out on top as their older brothers have
done before them.
Tho Local School Team.
Goal, Wesley Smith; Point, Percy
Hicks; Cover Point, Mark Whitely; 1st
Defence, W. Cole; 2d Defence, G.
Montgomery; 3d Defence, F. Alexander;
Center, W. Smith; 8d Home, A Hemming ; 2d Home, J. McGeer; 1st Home,
L. Carson; Outside Home, W. Crawford; InBide Home, S. Verge. Spare
Men—1st A. Morrison, 2dMcCubben.
Lack of space prevents the insertion
of the League  Schedule  in  this issue.
If you know any items of Mt.Pleasant
new_—Social, Personal or any other
news items—seud them in to "The
Advocate," or by telephone—BU06.
Read the New York Dental Parlors
advertisemout in this paper, then go to
New York Dental Parlors for your work
Backed up by over a third of a century
of remarkable and uniform cures, a record
such as no otber remedy for the. diseases
and weaknesses peculiar to v-omen ever
attained, the proprietors and nakers of
Dr. Pierce's Favorite Prescription now feel
fully warranted in offering to pay $500 In
legal money for any case of Leuconhea,
Female Weakness, Prolapsus, or Falling of
Womb, which they cannot cure. All they
ask ia a fair and reasonable trial of their
means of cure.
Very often a married woman or young
girl docs n«l know who to turn to for advice in circumstances where she dislikes to
talk with tbe f;inii«y physician about delicate matters. Al such times write to Dr.
R. V. Pierce, chief consulting physician to
the Invalids' Hotel snd Surgical Institute,
of bulbil tt, N. Y., for free consultation and
advice, and the same will he held as sacredly confidential. It is foolish to consult
women frieuds or persous without medical
itrainine;.
Dr. Pierce's Favorite Prescription con-
tains no alcohol, is entirely vegetable and
was the first exclusively woman's tonic on
the market—it has sold more largely in
the past third of a century than any other
medicine for women.
All otber compou ndii intended for women
only are made with alcohol, or alcohol is a
large component—this alcohol injures the
nerves. The little red corpuscles of tbe
blood are shrunken by alcohol. All such
compounds, therefore, do harm.
Dr. Pierce's Pleasant Pellets invigorate
the stomach, liver and bowels. Uae them
w,,Ah,'"e "Favorite Prescription " when a
pill Is required. One ia a laxative, two, a
<_ud cathartic.
A BY-LAW TO RAISE, by way of de
bentures, tho sum of $100,000.00 to be paid
to the Vancouver General Hospital, or
by way of an aid to the building fund.
WHEREAS, It Is deemed expedient In
the interests of the City that the sum ot
5100,000.00 or the proceeds of the sale of de.
bentures to the amount of J100.000.00, after
deducting costs, discounts, and charges
on such sale, should be paid as a subsidy
or aid to the Vancouver General Hospital for the purposes of erecting buildings
to be used- as a hospital in the City - of
Vancouver of a value of at least two
hundred thousand dollars;
AND WHEREAS, It Is necessary for
the purposes aforesaid that the City
should raise by way ot debentures a loan
of {100,000.00, repayable on the 20th day
of May, 1944, with Interest In the mean
time payable halt-yearly at the rate of
4 per cent, per annum—such loan, when
raised, to be applied for the purposes
aforesaid;'
AND WHEREAS, for the payment of
the said debentures when due, and for the
Interest theron during the currency of the
said debentures, lt will bo necessary to
raise and levy each year the sum of
»5,182.73;
AND WHEREAS, for the payment of
the debt when due, It will bo necessary
to raise and levy in each year the sum of
(1,182.73, by special rate sufficient therefor, in each year on all the ratable
property of the City of Vancouver;
AND WHEREAS, for the payment of
the Interest on the debt during the currency of the said debentures, lt will be
necessary to raise and levy In each year
the sum of ROW, by special rate sufficient therefor on all the ratable property of the City of Vancouver;
AND WHEREAS, the amount ot the
whole ratable property of the City of
Vancouver, according to the last revised
asHessment roll, ls 121,936,835.
AND WHEREAS, the total amount of
the existing debenture debt of the City
Is 12,860,951.20, irrespective of the debts
Incurred for local improvements, of which
none of the principal or Interest ls In
arrears;
NOW, THEREFORE, the Mayor and
Council or the City of Vancouver, In
open meeting assembled, enacts aa follows:
1. For the purpose of erecting buildings to be used for hospital purposes, It
shall be lawful for the Mayor of the City
of Vancouver to raise, and he Is hereby
authorised to raise by way of loan from
any person, persons, or corporation who
may be willing to advance the same on
the credit of the debentures hereinbefore
mentioned, a sum not exceeding In the
whole the sum of 1100,000, and cause the
same to be paid Into the hands of the
Treasurer of the said City for the purposes aforesaid and with the objects hereinbefore recited.
2. It shall be lawful for the Mayor to
cause any number of debentures to be
made out. each tor such sum of money
not less than one hundred dollars ((100),
or an equivalent expressed In pounds
sterling of the United Kingdom of Great
Britain and Ireland, at the value of $4.86
to the pound sterling, an may be required,
and all debentures shall be sealed with
the seal of the City of Vancouver and
signed by the Mayor, and counter-signed
by tho Treasurer of the said City.
3. The said debenturea shall be made
payable within forty years from the date
hereinafter mentioned for this by-law to
take effect, at such bank In tho City of
Vancouver, or at such bank In the City
of l-oridou, England, aa the Council may
by resolution diroet.
4. The said debentures shall have coupons attached for the payment of the Interest at 4 per cent, per annum on the
amount of the debentures, and shall be
payable half-yearly on the 20th day of
November, and tho 20th day of May In
each and every year.
6. A special rate ou the dollar shall be
raised and levied annually In each year
In addition to all other rates on all tho
ratable property of the City, sufficient
to pay interest on the debt hereby created
during the currency of the said debentures, and to provide for the payment of
the aaid debt when due.
li. The sum of 14,000 shall be raised and
levied annually In each and every year,
by special rate, on all the ratable prop,
erty of the City of Vancouver for the
payment of the Interest on the amount
of the said debt hereby created during
tbo currency of the said debt.
7. The sum of '1,182.73 shall be raised
and levied annually In each and every
year, by special rate, on all the ratable
property of the City of Vancouver for tho
payn-.cn. of tbe debt hereby created when
due. ,
8. It shall be lawful for the Corporation, from time to time, to repurchase
any of the said debentures, at such price
or prices as may be mutually agreed
upon, and all debentures so repurchased
shall forthwith be cancelled, and no reissue of any debenture or debentures shall
be made In consequence of euch repurchase.
9. This By-law shall, before the' final
passing .thereof, receive Uie .ansrnt of the
NOTICE.
TAKE NOTICE that tho above Is a true
copy of a proposed By-law which has
been taken into consideration, and which
will be finally passed by the Council in
the event ot the assent of the electors
being obtained r"t'., alter one month
from the first puuiu... .Ion In the Mount
Pleasant "Advocate," the date ot which
first publleutloii'wus the 2nd day of April,
A. D., 1904, and that the votes of the
electors of the said Corporation will be
taken thereon on Saturday, the 7th day
of May, A. D 1904. between the hours of
9 o'clock In the morning and 7 o'clock
In the evening of the following places:
WARD 1—At the old School House on
Burrard Street.
WARD 2—At the Opera House, on Granville Street.
WARD 3-At tho old City Hall, on Powell Street.
WARD ♦-'At the now City Hall, on
Westminster Avenue.
WARD 6-At the Fire Hall, Ninth Avenue, Mount Pleasant.
WARD 6-At the Fire Hall, Granville
Street, Fairview.
THOS. F. McGUIGAN, City Clerk.
Vancouver, April 2nd, 1904.
City ef Vancouver.
BY-LAW No.
A BY-LAY to raise by way of debentures the sum of $100,(100.1)0 for street Improvement purposes.
WHEREAS, it to deemed expedient In
the Interests of the City that tho sum of
JIOO.OOO.OO be raised for street Improvement purposes;
AND WHEREAS, It 1* necessary for
the purposes aforesaid that the City
should raise by way of debentures a loan
of 1100,000.00, repayable on the 20th day of
May, 1944, with Interest In the meantime
payable half-yearly at the rate of 4 per
cent, per annum, auch loan, when raised,
to be applied for the purposes aforesaid;
AND WHEREAS, for the payment of
the said debentures when due, 1 and for
the Interest thereon' during the currenoy
of the said' debentures, It will be necessary to raise and levy each year the sum
of $5,182.73.
AND WHEREAS, for the payment of
the debt when Hue, it will be necessary
to raise and levy In each year the sum
ot $1,182.73 by special rate sufficient therefor In each year on all the ratable property of the City of Vancouver;
AND 'WHEREAS, for the payment of
the interest on the debt during' the currency of the said debentures, It will be
necessary to raise and levy In each year
the sum of $4,000 by special rate sufficient
therefor on all the ratable property of
the City of Vancouver;
AND WHEREAS, the amount of the
whole ratable property of the City of
Vancouver, according to the last revised
assessment roll, ls $21,9-6,836.
AND WHEREAS, the total amount of
the existing debenture debt ot the City
1* $2,850,951.20, irrespective of debts incurred for local Improvements, of which
none of the principal or Interest Is In
arrears*
NOW, THEREFORE, the Mayor and
Council of the City of Vancouver, In o-;-n
meeting assembled, enacts as follows:
1. For the purpose of street Improve
menu, It shall be lawful for Che Mayor
ot the City of Vancouver to raise, and he
Is hereby authorised to raise by way
of loan from any person, persons or corporation who may be willing to advance
the same on the credit of tho debentures
hereinbefore mentioned, a sum not exceeding In the whole the sum of $100,000,
and cause the same to be paid Into the
hands of the Treasurer of the said City
for the purposes aforesaid and with tke
objects hereinbefore  recited,
2. It shall be lawful for the Mayor to
cause any number - of debenturea to be
made out, catjli'for such sum of money
not less than one hundred dollars ($100) or
an equivalent expressed In pounds sterling of Iho United Kingdom of Great
Britain and Ireland, at the value of $4.86
to the pound sterling, as may be required,
and all debentures shall be sealed with
the seal of the City of Vancouver and
signed by the Mayor and countersigned
by the Treasurer of the said City.
3. The said debentures shall be made
payable within forty years from the date
hereinafter mentioned for this by-law to
take effect, at such bank In the City of
Vancouver, or at such bank In the City
of London, England, as the Council may
by resolution direct,
4. The said debentures shall have cou
pons attached for the payment of the
Interest at 4 per cent, por annum, on the
amount of tho debentures, and shall be
payable half-yearly on the 20th day of
November and the 20th day of May tn
oach and evory year.
6. A special rate on the dollar shall
be raised and levied annually In each
year In addition to all other rates on all
the ratable, property of the City, sufficient to pay Interest on the debt hereby created during the currency of the
said debentures and to provide for the
payment of the said debt when due.
6. The sum of $4,000 shall be raised and
levied each -year by special rate on all
the ratable property of the City of Vancouver for the paymont of the Interest
ort tho amount of the said debt hereby
created during the currency of the said
debt.
7. The sum of $1,182.73 shall be raised
and levied annually in each and every
year by special rate on all the ratn-Is
property of the City of Vancouver for the
payment of the debt hereby created when
due.
s. It Bhall be lawful for the Corporation
from time to time to repurchase any of
the said* debentures, at such price or
prices, as may bo mutually agreed upon,
and all debenturea so repurchased shall
forthwith be cancelled, and no re-issue
of any debenture or debentures shall be
made in consequence of such repurchase.
9. This By-law shall, before the final
imsslng thereof, receive the assent of the
lafes In manner prescribed by the Vancouver Incorporation Act, 1900, and
Amending Act, 1904.
10. This By-law, It passed, shall como
Into force and take effect on tke 20th
day of May, A. D. 1904.
NOTICE.
TAKE NOTICE that the above Is a
true copy of a proposed By-law which
has been taken Into consideration, and
which will be finally passed by ths Council In the event of the assent of the
electors being obtained thereto, after one
month from the first publication In the
Mount Pleasant "Advocate," the date of
which first publication was the 2nd day
of April, A. D. 1904, and that the votes
of the electors of the' -said Corporation
will be taken thereon on Saturday, the
7th day of May, A. D. 1904, between the
hours of 9 o'clock In the morning and
7 o'clock In the evening at the following
polling places:
WARD l—At the old School House on
Burrad Street.
WARD 2—At the Opera House, on Granville Street.
WARD 3-At the old City Hall, on Powell Stroet.
WARD 4-At the new City Hall, on
Westminster Avenue.
WARD 6—At the Fire Hall, Ninth Avenue, -Mount Pleasant.
WARD 6-At the Ftre Hall, Granville
Street, Fairview.
THOS. F. McGUIGAN, City Clerk.
Vancouver, April 2nd, 1904.
Voters' List.
TOR 1Q04.
PUBLIC NOTICB is hereby given
that the Voters' List for tho City of
Vancouver for A. D. 1904 hns been
completed, and shall remain in ray
office until the 1st of September, 1904,
for examination by all concerned
Any person who shall claim to be
added to said Voters" List, or any
Elector who shall desire to have any
name erased therefrom shall prefer his
or her request in writing, signed with
his or her name, stating the Ward to
whioh he or she belongs, and shall de.
liver or cause the same to be delivered
to me within the time hereinbefore
specified.
THOS. F   McGUIGAN,
OITY CLERK
Vancouver, B. C, April 12th, 1904.
BOYS' SUITS.
Local Items.
Bev. C. H. M. Sutherland will preach
in the Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church on
Sunday morning.   Iu the eveniug the
pastor, Rev. A. W. McLeod, will preach
on "What it costs not to be a Christian.'
A good musical program will be rend
ered by the Choir
 ro: 1
Bev. A. W. McLeod of the Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church, will preach Sunday
morning in the Mt. Pleasant Methodist
Chnrch. The pastor, Rev. C. H. M
Sutherland, will conduct the evening
service,   subject:   "God's Search for a
Hero."
:o:
COMMENCING  A, NEW TERM.
April iB the month in whioh the
Methodists balance accounts, get np reports on the work accomplished the
past year and elect officers in the various chnrch societies. The following
branches of the Mt. Pleasant Methodist
Chnrch have elected officers this week:
Woman's Missionary Society.—President, Mrs. Thomas Cunningham;
Vice-President, Mrs. 1. B. Casselman;
Secretary, Mrs. O. L. Brown; Corresponding Secretary, Mrs. O. Burritt;
Treasurer, Mrs. R. Oopeland.
Missionary Messengers.—Superintendent, Mrs. (Dr.) Allen; President, Miss
G. Copeland; Vice-President, Miss M.
Perry; Recording Secretary, Miss V.
Domoney; Corresponding Secretary.
Miss A. Dickey; Treasurer, Miss D.
Donald.
Ladies' Aid.—President, Mrs. Einch;
Secretary, Mrs. Foote; Treasurer,
Mrs. (Capt.) McEenzie.
The annual election of officers of the
Epworth  League,   will  take place on
Monday evening next.
MM
The new Massey-Harris bicycle fitted
with a Morrow Coaster Brake aud
Cushion Frame has many friends outside its native land. Iu Canada it holds
tbe premier position and tha unique distinction of having directly caused the
revival of wheeling. This year with its
many new improvements we fortell that
it will further stimulate this splendid
form of outiug. For sale by W. J
Anuand, "East End Cyclery," 148
Hastings street, east.
Vancouver, April 20,1904.
Editor "Mt. Pleasant Advocate";
I see au item, among your locals in
last wee) 's paper ntatlng that I
"baptized five new members into tbe
Christian Adventist faith." Will yon
kindly allow nie to say that our denominational name ls "Advent Christian,"
and tbat we do not baptize people into
that faith or denomination? Those who,
like the eunuch of old "Believe with
all their heart that Jesus Christ is the
Son of God," (Acts viii.87), we gladly
baptize or "Plant together in the likeness of his (Christ's) resurrection,"
(Romans vi. 5), whioh we do by being
"Burried with him in baptism, wherein
ye are risen with him through the faith
of the operation of God, who hath
raised him from the dead," (Col. ii. 12),
und after this the person baptized mny
or may not become a member of our
church or denomination. The parties
baptized wore of our faith before being
baptized, aud one of those baptized has
not become a member of onr church.
I am pleased to have had this pleasant service; I am pleased that some
have desired to take this step in the
service of God. I am pleased that you
take notioe of such services, nnd I now
thank you in advance for allowing mo
to say that I do net baptize people into
our "faith," but that I "Baptize into
Christ," (Gnl.-iii. 27)»
Heartily yours in Christ,
Alson \V. Steers.
V\^HO TAKES the lead
when the boy'B clothes are
to be selected? It's the mother,
of course; boy next, and then the
father, and all he has to do is to
pay the bill. That's easy at the
Daylight Store.
Our Suits please the mother, fit
the boy, and are low enough
priced to satisfy the father.
We have good strong clothes for
boys—real boys—buoyant, burly,
bustling boys.
For the big boys hero aro three-
piece Suits ut |4.25, $4.50, $5.00,
$5.50, $0.50.
For the little boys wo havo Sailor
Blouse, Russian Blouse and
Norfolk Suits at $2.50, $2.75,
$8.00, $8.60, up to $5.00 all now
and fresh.
You are invited to come and
look.
A. E. LEES & CO.,
THE  CASH  CLOTHIERS.
FLACK  BLOCK.
The Best   Health
Food in the market is
liuir's Wholewheat
Bread
Try it.
Mt. Pleasant Bakery
Telephone 443
GARDENING
For Pleasure or Profit
Consult Nelson's Seed Catalogue.
Free for the asking.
See Collection
No. 1, 12 pkgs., Vegetable Seeds for 25c
2, 10
8, 12
4, 24
5,20
Flower
Mixed
Vegetable
Flower
25c
25c
50c
60c
Seed
$1.00
Big Family Collection $1.00
Nelson's   Big   Dollar    Flower
Collection,    84   packages,    for
Nelson's Drug &
Seed Stores
Corner Robsou and Granville Streets,
and 635 Hastings Street.
VANCOUVER,    B. O.
COCIETIES
*"7 Which Meet on fit. Pleasant
I. O. O. F.
Mt. 1 'leasaut Lodge No. 19 meets every
Tnt'S'l y at 8 p. m , iu Oddfellows Hall
Archer Block, Mt. Pleasant.
Sojourning brethren cordially invited
to attend.
Noble Guand—W. R. Owens,
27.11 Westminster road
Recording Secretaby—J. Paxman,
182 Dufferin street, west.
I. O. F.
Court Vancouver 1828, Independent
Order of Foresters meets 2d and 4th
Mondays of each month at 8 p. 111.
Visiting brethren always welcome.
Chief Ranger—W. G. Taylor,
227 Keefor streot, City.
Recording Secretary—W. H. DeBou,
578 Tenth avenue, east.
Financial Secretary—M. J. Crehan,
314 Princess street, City.  Telephone
LADIES OF THE MACCABEES.
Alexandra Hive No. 7, holds regular
Review 1st and 8d Fridays of each
month in I. O. O. F., Hall corner Westminster and Sevonth avenues.
Visiting Ladies always welcome.
Lady Commander—Mrs. Fitch.
Lady Record Koeper—Mrs.   Mary   A.
Foote, 889 Ninth avonue, east.
CANADIAN  ORDER   OF  CHOSEN
FRIENDS.
Vancouver Council, No. 211a, meets
every 2d and 4th Thursdays of each
month, in I. O. O. F., Hall, corner
Seventh aud Wostuiiustor avenues.
Sojourning Friends always welcome.
W. P. Flowolling, Chief Councillor.
Miss A. Chambers, Recorder,
       2-28 WcBtmlnstoravonuo.   Tel. 760.
For   local  news subscribe    for  THE
ADVOCATE only $1 for 12 months.
Bring Your
Picture Framing;
to the SE1P MFO., CO.
Corner of Georgia and Hornby streets. (
Tel. 882. Photos Enlarged.
Palace Stables.
Pender St. Telephone M25\
3. 3. SPARROW, Proprietor.
Parlor.
Jack's Shavingi
Westminster Ave., next Glasgow House J
Johu Gillman, Proprietor.
Three Chairs, aud a first-class Bath
Room is run in connection with   tho
Barber Shop—give this plnoe a trial.
Jas. Carnahan.
OITY SOAVENOER.
Orders promptly attonded to,   night   ar]
day.  Charges moderate. "
Office: 37 Hastings street, west,
Telephono Number 479.1
If you want a
Sign
Ring  np
Dickens
Telephone  987
or  call  around  at the  Sign
Works,   814   Homer   street!!
In any caso your wants will receive the!
most, courteous  und careful attention.!
E. & J. HARDY & CO.
Company,  Financial, Press and
Advertisers' Agents.
80 Fleet St., London, E.G., England.]
Colonial BnsineBs a Specialty.
50   YEARS'
Trade Marks
Designs
Copyrights Ac.
Anyone sending a sketch and description mar
qnlcklr ascertain our opinion freo whether ao
invention l| probably patentable.  ComraunlcA-
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tlons _itrtotjy confidential. Handbook on Patent*
naenoy forsecurttiirpatenU.
Paten tit .taken tlirouiih Jlmm & to. rocelre
Ictlyc   ...
sent free. Oldest aiieiicy for securtngj
Patontu taken through Munn ft C
tpeclal notice, without eharge, In the
Scientific American.
A handsnmely Hlustrsted weekly.
eutatlnn of any solentlflo trmrnal. , ,   .,
four nmiitlis, $1. Bold by all newsdealers.
..smut dr-
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1. fa K St., Washington. D. 6.
Subscribers who fail toi
get "The Advocate" on Saturn
day morning please notify!
this office.    Telephone B1405I
"Let the dead past bury its dead."
v    And its inconveniences.
electors  entitled  to- vote on  money by-   "418 WcstmUMter avenue, April 20, 1904
The Convenient Light is the
Electric Light
Yon have simply to touch the button mid your office aad room is brilliantly
lighted, falling over chairs; no matches; no uncleahliness; no danger.
Electric lights can be made portable, so that yon can hang them over yonr
dresser or shaving mirror, at the head of your bed, etc., and any desired
candle-power maf be obtained.
It is 0 Beautifying Light
Under its clear rays, faces and objects do not have that pallid, dull appeal-
nuco that is caused by other lights; on the contrary, it shows off everything to the best a dvantage. As music adds to the beauty of a voice, so
does tho electric light enhance the beauty of a face, the brightness of a
smile and the sparkle of the eyes.
IT HAS NO PLAME—it emits no unhealthy fnmes—it consumes on
oxygen and does not vitiate the air—therefore it does not cause 01 aggravate asthma or other pulmonary diseases. It does not leak, ignite or
explode. It will not kill planes or ruiu wallpaper or furnishings. It is
everything that is best as a light. Up-to-date establishments and people
of refinement use it.
British Columbia Electric Railway Co., Ltd.
Offices:   Corner of Hastings and Onrrall streets.
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