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Mt. Pleasant Ad
Devoted to the interests of Mt. Pleasant and South Vancouver.
Established April 8*h, 1899.   Whole No. .451.
Mt. Pleasant,  Vancouver,   B. O, Saturday   Morning,   Dec.  7,   1907.
(Ninth Year.)   Vol. 9, No. 86
WHY
NOT
HAVE YOUR TEETH
EXTRACTED ?
aAINLE8S, and b.v the most Skillful Operators known to the
profession. Our Specialists are all Graduates, Liscenskd
^tT?4*2t_A£*° OF EXAMINERS FOR BRITISH
COLUMBIA. We give you a Written Protective Guarantee for
10 years with all Dental Work.
NEW YORK DENTISTS
14-7 Ha8tlngS St. Telephone 1666.
Office Hours: 8a.m., to 9p.m.;  Sundays 9a.m.,  to 2 p.m.
,
THE
WOMAN'S
BAKERY
desire to thank their many
Customers for their liberal
patronage during the past.
All orders for XMAS—
Cakes,
Pies,
Bread,
Pastry, Etc.,
will receive prompt attention
THE WOMAN'S
BAKERY
Corner Westminster and' Sixth
avenues.   Tel. 8701.
(For   local  news  subscribe    for THE
ADVOCATK only $1 for li months.
Xmas Presents
Lowney Chocolates
inFancy Boxes fresh
from the factory.
PERFUMES
A large assortment direct
from the leading American
and French   ManBfi.ctu.iors.
Call and inspect.
M. A. W. Co.
fit. Plea-ant Branch.
'Phone 790.     Free Delivery.
We make a Specialty of Physicians Prescriptions.
fJttT" Night Bell in connection.
Finest Selected HAMS and BACON
Japanese Oranges
New Season's RAISINS
and CURRANTS
Wellings& Rae ™-™°-
Westminster & Seventh Aves.  Mt. Pleasant.
THE
NORTHERN
BANK
Iead Office - - Winnipeg, Manitoba.
Incorporated by Act of Parliament.)
Authorized Capital $6,000,000
Mt. PLEASANT BRANCH
|iir. Westminster and Ninth avenues.
Drafts and Eank Money Orders
issued.
A General Baukiug   Businoss
transactod.
f'e invite you to start an account in our
L .VINOS DEPARTMENT
T'lTH ONE DOLLAR OR MORE.
|.orest compounded __t times a year.
V._t Saturday Nights, 7 to 9 o'clook.
'J. E. HAWKSHAW, Manager
j 900000000000000000000000
Lawn Grass Seeds
Clover and Timothy Seeds,
Pratt's Poultry nud Animal Foods.
Pratt's Lice Killer,
Holly Chick Food, BeefscrapB, Etc.
FLOUR and FEED.
<,    l_"PITH Corner   NINTH nv_.nK.   &
■_•*». I-Cf I I! WESTMINSTER ROAD.
Tulvphone    16 3 7.
_ . .....	
THE
ROYAL BANK  of CANADA
Incorporated 1889.
Mt* Pleasant Branch
Capital Paid-np
Reserve Fund..
|8.900.000.
. fUOO.OOO.
DEPOSITS OF ONE DOLLAR
and upwards, received and iuterest
allowed thereon. Compounded
FOUR times yearly.
OPEN  SATU1-D-Y~NIGHTS   from
7 to 8 o'clock.
A GENERAL BANKING BUSINESS
transacted.
VV. A. Schwartz, Manager.
If you miss Thk Advocate you miss
the local news.
Local Items.
Changes for advertisements should be
in before Thnrsday noon to insnre their
publication.
Perfumes, Perfnmpa—all the popular
orders—M. A. W. Drng Store.
The Mt. Pleasant Band will give a
Concert on Weduesday evening next in
the Oddfellows' Hall. Patronize yonr
local Band,
I The members of the Mt. Pleasant
Band held a delightful social in their
Band Room, on Friday evening.
Mrs. C. M. Parker, of Eighth avenue, left on Friday for Denver,
wbere ahe will spend Xmas with her
parents.
Mr. H. W. Martin, of San Francisco, is in Vancouver after an absence of eleven years. He is visiting his mother, Mrs. Martin of Seventh avenue.
The Girls' Band of Willing Helpers
of Mt. Pleasant Presbyterian Church
held a most successful Concert and Sale
of Work on Thursday evening. The
program was splendid and the Sale of
Work realized a tidy sum.
The largest crngregatioual meeting
in the history of the chnroh was held in
the; Mt. Pleasant Presbyterian Church
on Tnesday evening to consider issuing
a call to the pastorate. The qnestion
was referred to a committee consisting
of tho officers and members.
CHIROPRACTIC—A. B. Calder,
Chiropractor. Specialist in Spinal and
Nervous Diseases. Lady Attendant
640 Granville street. Students wanted.
A now and paying prtfeession. Tel. B2190
	
The N. Lang Company have a
beautiful display of electrical goods
suitable for Xmas presents, such as
reading lamps, shades, bronze statue
lamps. Mt. Pleasant's Electrical
Store Is as line a one in its line as
Is to be found ln Vancouver and
local residents Bhould give this place
a call when out Christmas shopping.
ADVENT CHRISTIAN CHURCH.
Rov. Chas. Kittriclge, Pastor
Snnday Dec. 8—i.t-Morning subject:
"The Royal Priesthood." Eveuing
subject: "The Acceptable Year of the"
Lord."
Beginning on Monday evening, and
continuing each night except Saturday,
there will be Special Gospel Services at
tho church. The public is invited to
utl cud the meetings which commence
at 8 o'clock.
All are welcome.
Hair Brashes—solid back Ebony
handles—from $1 to Jo. M. A. W. Drug
Store.
MOUNT PLEASANT METHODIST
CHURCH.
Rev. J. P. Westman,  Pastor.
Sunday Dec. 8th.— Love Feast at
10 a. m. Regular -service at 11 a. m.
Song service at 7:15, Evening subject:
"Overcoming All."
A welcome awaits yon.
-*-»
Qraniteware
We have just received a fttfl Hat of MeCLARY'S
Canada Ware. This ware is handsome as
welt as durable.
I   A   _3i_»++   I mA  m' PLEASANT
J. A. rleTT, LTO. HARDWARE STORE.
*m*mmmmi.
Tel.'4?,
eeAAmemmtam i
The  Mt. PLEASANT
BAND will give a
Concert
in Oddfellows' Hall, Mt. Pleasant on
Wednesday Dec. 11th
to which you are invited.
Concert at 8 p.m. Admission 25c.
There was a jolly gathering of
children at the home of Mr. and
Mrs. Vye, Twelfth avenue, on Saturday last, when their little son,
Melbourne, celebrated his fifth
birthday. Among the little guests
present were Amy, Ada, Evelyn and
Nellie Larson, Irene and Blanch
Brodrick, Melvln Gow, Willie Carson and Melbourne Vyp.
Wm. Simpson now keeps the latest magazines and also Xmas cards.
Patronize    those  who advertize   in
yonr Local Paper, "The Advocate."
The FINEST
You Can Buv
Webb's
Chocolates
from 5c to $4.
See the window.
TH£
Independent
Drug Store
Cor.  Seventh tc WrstminstF-U
avenues.   'Phone 3330.
Mt. PLEASANT.
Physicians' Prescription
a specialty.
Dominion    Express   Money
Orders issued.
SPECIAL!
New Xmas Fruits, Raisins,   Currants,   Peel an   Meats.
We arp, selling the   FAMOUS BON TON BRAND   of
A IS INS
at 2 pkgs. for 25c   Best Raisins in the market.
Good  Kamloops Potatoes at $1.25 per sack.
•      Xjw      MmmmiCG*}
2425  Westminster Ave-
'Phone 322
-i-1 —
■900000,900^.900000000000000090000000000000000000000090
B. C CAPE
MASON BLOCK, corner Westminster and Tenth avennes. X
First-class Meals served. OYSTERS in any style *
Short Orders a specialty. t"
Mrs. LUNO, Proprietress; formerly of The Winnipeg. **
******000000*000*000*00*040**0?******0r00^**0**0^0*0*00
Wm. Stanley Co. have added a
One lot of toys, Xmas cards and
novelties to their stock and are offering beautiful presents at prices
to compete with any dealers ln the
same line.
MOUNT  PLEASANT  BAPTIST
CHURCH.
Rev. H. W. Piercy, Pastor.
Snnday Dec. 8th.—Morning subject:
"Limitless Love." Evening subject:
"Power of Influence."
Snnday School aud Tonng Men 6
Bible Class ut 2:30 p. m.
$_5ir Subscribers who fail to
get "The Advocate" on Saturday morning please notify
this office.   Telephone B1405
The popular King's Market has an
Interesting announcement in this
Issue of "The Advocate" which all
housekeepers should read. The
Xmas turkeys this yoar will be the
finest yet and that is saying a lot
for this excellent market. Manager
McMullen is one Mt. Pleasant's most
genial business men and will give
all orders prompt attention.
Property (central) yielding J3.000 per
year, for sale by Mrs. R. Whituey.
Manager J. D. Christmas of the
M. A. W. Store, is receiving Xmas
goods dally and. putting them on
display. The perfumes are of tlie
best and attractively put "up. The
fancy boxes in which are contained
Lownoy's Chocolates make charming  holiday    remembrances.
Rend tho New York Dental Parlors
advertisement in this paper, then go to
New York Dental Parlors for your work
STATIONERY
Books and School  Supplies,
Toys,  Music,
Fancy Goods.
Lato Magazines anil Xmas Novelties..
mysr I—ndiiig Library
M. W. S I M P S O N
2241 Westminster avouue.
TheCanadian Bank
of Commerce
SAVINGS BANK DEPARTMENT.
Deposits of One Doll_r and upward *
received and interest allowed thereon,
Bank Money Orders  issued ►
A General Banking Businesr
transacted.
OFFICE HOURS: 10 a. m. to 8 p. in
Satl'Iidayh: 10 a.m. to 12m., 7 to 8 p.a».
East Lnd Branch
444 Westminstei!
ave'Uic,
C. W. DURRAN.
Masai'k". THE ADVOCATE, VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA-
_r
>MM«*M«-t-M-*-MM
Partners of
theTide
O  JOSEPH c
f^   LINCOLN,
W      **• ** "W» meT
(Oontinued.1
CH__"___ iX.
[T was a May morning off Setucklt Point Tbe Point itself
was ln the middle distance,
with the lighthouse top shin-
lug biack against the sky and tbe little
cluster ot fishing shanties showing
brown amid the white sand iluues uud
green beach grass. The life saving station was perched on the highest of the
dunes, and Its cupola wus aloost us
conspicuous as the lighthouse. The
thick clQUd. apparently of mosquitoes,
hovering over the point wns lu reality
the Hock of mackerel gulls thut ure always bunting for sand eels ou the flat.
Low down across the horizon miles beyond was smeared the blue und yellow
streak thut marked the mainland of
tbe cape.
l-> the. right, only half a mile away,
but through the darker water that indicated the ship channel, a four masted schooner was moving swiftly, the
cnnshiue flushing sparks from ber cub-
In windows and marking high lights
and shadows on her swelling canvas.
Ahead of her, against the sky line, wns
the lightship that marked the turning
point ln tbe course. Behind, not quite
so far away, was the other lightship
that she had just passed. More schooners were following her, strung out In a
long line, and others, bound In the opposite direction, were standing Inshore
or heading out to sea as they beat up
In the face of the brisk wind. An occasional steamer or an ocean tug with
a tow flaunted a dingy streamer of
smoke here and there amid the graceful schooners.
Along the edge of the channel and
sprinkled amid the blue were patches
of light green water wbere the waves
ran higher and broke occasionally.
There were the shoals—the "Razor-
back," the "Boneyard" and the rest. If
lt were possible and fashionable to
erect tombstones for lives lost at sea
these hidden sand bars would brlstla
with them. Not a winter month that
passes but vessels are driven ashore
here, and the wicked tides and winds
scatter their timbers far and wide. Tbe
Setucklt life saving crew have few
restful hours from Ootober to May.
On the edge of one of these shonls,
just over ln deep water, a little
schooner lay at anchor, rocking nnd
plunging Incessantly. Her sails were
down, and only one mnn was aboard.
Half a mile away, just where the tail
of the shoal made out into the channel, two dories were moving slowly in
parallel courses, trailing a rope between them. The schooner was tbe
Lizzie; the man aboard her was Barney Small, once a stage driver, but
now, forced out of business^ b.v the new
railroad, back again nt his old trade-
wrecking. Captnln Ezra Titcomb was
rowing one dory and Bradley Nlekerson the other. They were "anchor
dragging."
The two dories moved slowly down
the edge of the shoal, separated by a
distance of perhaps a hundred yards.
The line between them, weighted with
a lead sinker at each end, was dragging nlong the bottom.
They were dragging for an anchor
lost by the coasting schooner Mary D.
a month before. She had been caught
by the tide, and tlie olinln hart been let
go with n rnn. One of the bands
aboard—Eldredge by nnme—wns nn
Orhnm man, nnd he had had the presence of mind to tnke the "ranges,"
which information he lind sold to Captain Titcomb for a five dollnr bill.
Bradley nnd the captain begnn rowing once more. They had gone but a
little way when, slowly but surely, tho
dories begnn to drnw nearer to ench
other. Bradley, looking over the side,
pnw that the "drag line" no longer
hung straight down, but, tightly
stretched by whatever was holillng It
on the bottom, led off diagonally
astern.
They kept on rowing easily, anil In
a Tew minutes the pressure on the line
had brought the dories side by siile.
I lien Bradley passed his end of the
rope to bis partner, who began haul-
lug in with care. By this operation
the skipper's dory was soon brought
directly over the spot where lay the
hidden object. Bradley rowed bis own
boat alongside.
"Now, then," snld Cnptnln Titcomb,
"let's see lf she's got tbo rlgbt complexion."
He leaned over the side nnd, taking
oue end of the liue In ench band,
pulled them tight and suwed vigorously back and forth, thus drawing a section of the rope again uud again uuder
tbe treasure trove below. Theu he paid
out one end of the line aud hauled ln
tbe other until this section came to the
surface. It was marked wltb a dud
red aJatn—Ir.on rust. .  .    -
Copyright.   HMD,  ter  A.  a.
*> C_
TOe -Haileffenff of the "way line," a
stout .rope tapering from one .Inch to
three inches ln thickness, was spliced
to the "drag line" and drawn down
und under the supposed anchor until
the latter was looped by it. Then the
"messenger," an iron shackle or collar
fastened by a bolt or pin, was clamped
about the upper parts of the loop. To
this "messenger" was also attached a
small cord.
The "way line" was drawn tight, and
the heavy "messenger" plunged out of
sight beneath tbe water. It slid down
to the end of the "way line," thus holding with a tenacious grip the submerged object. They tested with the
"messenger," pulling it up with the
cord and letting it drop again. It
struck solidly and with the tingle of
metal agaliret metal.
Bradley pulled down the Lizzie. Barney and he hoisted canvas enough to
give them steerage way, and the little
vessel ran alongside of the"captaln's
dory. Then the ropes were rigged
through the block In the, fore rigging,
nnd Bradley and Barney fitted In the
brakes of the clumsy hand windlass,
while Captain Titcomb stood by the
bulwark.
"H'lst away!" commanded the skipper.
The windlass creaked, the cabletlght-
ened and the blocks groaned aB x.
heavy weight was lifted from the bottom. A minute or two moi-n aud the
captain signaled to ease up.
"'Look at that." said Captain Ezra,
pointing. "What do you say to a bell-
buoy frame'."
"Why, sure!" Bradley's tone was a
disgusted one. "Well, we've had our
work for nothing. That framework
Isn't worth anytblng."
"'Taln't the stockln' that counts always; It's whnt Santa Claus puts Inside of it. I have a notion this feller
may be a s'prise package. H'lst
away!"
More of the wet rope came aboard.
Captain Ezra chuckled. V ,
"I guessed pretty nlgb that time," he
muttered.   "Now, Brad, come here."
Tbe Iron frame. Breen with seaweed
and trimmed with kelp and shells
hung balf out of the water. At its
base, just above the battered and
crushed cone thai had been the buoy,
a big bronze bell glistened and dripped.
"And J can git $25 for thnt bell."
crowed the captain, "whlcb Inithe pres
"Get out 0/ tlie channel, Wlpijleld."
ent state of this corporation's finances
mustn't be considered n widow's mite.
Well, this ain't what 1 wus after, but
It's none the less welcome, as tbe cat
suid when It found the mouse swlm-
miir" lu the milk pull. Swing ber in,
Barney! Now we'll go back and have
another try for the Mary D.'s anchor."
They bud some long talks together
concerning their new venture, wliich
up to date, although tbey bud made
some money, bnd uot given them the
opportunity for a "big job" that they
hoped for.
"Brad," observed the crptaln us they
were walking up from Ihe wharf one
evonlti.-. "are you glttln' discouraged'/"
"No, not yet. I didn't expect anything different this first summer."
"What do the old maid* say?"
"Oh, they believe I'm going to get
rich, of course."
"Of course. Well, maybe they ain't
nny further out in their reck'nln' one
wuy thun Simmons and the rest are
the other. Whut does that llttle Bnker
girl hnve to say about It?"
"Oh, well, sbe didn't quite like It ut
first, but the more we tnlk nbout It together the better the plan seems to
her."
"1 presume likely you nnd sb_p tnlk
about "ft*a "good dfeaT?*" 'Mere W-TBrTt
tbe slightest flavor of sarcasm apparent in this question, so Bradley admitted that he and Gus did have a good
many talks on the subject.
And this statement wasn't an exaggeration, lt hnd become a regular
thing for the junior partner In the
nnchor dragging concern to drop In at
the Bnker homestead of an evening
after supper was over and discuss happenings and plans with Gus. The feeling thnt the girl wns not so wholly at
one with him In his hopes and ambitions as she used to be had galled
Bradley. He resented her criticisms
of the new venture on the evening
when he first told her of lt. Five
years before, he knew, she vould have
thought It "splendid" simply because
he thought so. He hnd come home expecting to find her unchanged, forgetting how much he hnd changed himself,
and now he determined that be would
compel her to believe ln him and bis
work:
Dancing was one of the subjects on
whleh they didn't agree. Bradley
considered dancing nonsensical and a
waste of time. Gus, on the other band,
was very fond of It.
"I'd rather saw wood myself," declared the former one evening.
"There'd be about as much work in it,
and considerably more fun."
"But, Brad, I do like dancing, and
there are dances here once in awhile,
such as they are, and—well, I wish
you danced."        ,
"I suppose I could manage to navigate tlirough a quadrille without
wrecking more than half the set, but
a waltz would hnve me out of sound-
lugs In uo time."
"Will you try to learn If I teach
yon?"
"Think 'twill pay for the wear and
tear on your nerves—and the furniture?"
"I'll risk tbe nerves, aud we need
some new furniture anyway. Come,
we'll begin now. I'll bum the tune,
and you enn Imagine that Bennle D.'s'
three piece orchestra is playing 'Annie
Kootiey.' with tbelr own variations,
and that you're waltzing—well, with
Georginna Bailey."
"Great Scott! Let's Imagine something pleasant to begin on. All rlgbt.
here goes! Get out of the channel,
WInfield."
One evening toward tbe end of the
month Gns snld to him: "Brad, If you
were I would yon go to the ball on the
evening of Decoration day at the
town ball?   I've had two invitations."
"Humph!" Tue answer was somewhat hesitating.
"I supposed you didn't know. Otherwise, of course"—
"1 should have invited my dancing
teacher to go with me. Gus, would
you bave liked It If I had invited
you?"
"I should."
"Well, then, Miss Baker, may I have
the pleasure of escorting you to the
grand fandango to be held iu the Orham Crystal palace, under the supervision of his royal swelledness, Mr.
Solomon Bangs?"
"You may, sir. Oh, Brad! Of course
I'd, rather go with you, because"—
"Because wbat?" '
"Becnuse I want to see how my pupil looks dnuclng with somebody else."
(To Be Continued)
"DISCOVERING"  A  SINGER.
The Way Plain Mr. Huggins Is Transformed Into a Star.
"What's become of Huggins?" asked
the vivacious little man to his companion in the cross seat of the Lenox
avenue express. ,
"Has gone to Europe to be discovered," replied the solemn person with
the purple flowing tie.
"You don't say!" returned the other.
"But how to be discovered?"
"It was this way: Huggins was
ready, or thougbt be was ready, to go
on t]xe stage—grand opera, you know.
He bas been very scrupulous. He has
never presented himself to the public
In uny way but as a church singer and
In concert. Huggins had ambitions
and promised himself that be would
not compromise.
"When be was ready for grand opera
he went to a manager and gained permission to sing for him. The manager
grunted n. few limes and growled a
little and then said that Huggins had
a good baritone voice and he would
engage him for season after next.
'"But why not next season?' asked
Huggius.
" 'You'll have to go to Europe first,'
Bald the manager.
" 'Isn't my voice good enough yet?'
asked Huggins, growing indignant
" 'Oh, you'll want to stuJy a lot
more some time.' the manager replied.
'But It Isn't your voice that's the trouble. It's your name. 1 can't draw audiences with a name like Huggins.'
" 'Well, I can tnke a stage name.'
answered Huggins when he'd got over
what be considered it rather unfeeling
comment upon an honorable nnme.
"'It won't do,' returned the mnn-
ager. 'You've got to be discovered.
You're dark complexloned. Go to Europe- -anywhere you like. Study or
loaf or do what you please. If you
can get a chance to sing for some
fourth rate German prince or Italian
count and get a notice or two in the
papers, so much the better. Singing
In some obscure cafe will do as well.
But when I discover you a year from
this summer you must be Signor Hug-
gjnzino or Signor Guessagalnzo or
what you please. Tben I'll tell the papers about your romantic history, we'll
get Into a row about your contract, and
your future will be assured.'
"So Huggins left for Europe last
week."
"Dear me! Dear me!" murmured
the vivacious little man.—New York
Press.
MARCONI AT  THE  KEY.
ENGAGED   ON   SIGHT.
A Reindeer Hunt.
The morning was warm and bright
but later the sky clouded over and
a thin, misty rain began to fall. It
was on our way bacn, late in the
afternoon, that we came upon a herd
of six or seven deer; but my telescope had become blurred with the
rain, and in the dull light it was
impossible to tell what sort of beasts
they were, so we started in pursuit.
The stalk was absurdly easy, for the
deer had moved down into a gully,
and there was nothing to do but to
walk up to them. When we reached
the gully they had fled out of sight,
but we soon spied them again, so I
left Martinns behind and crawled forward to a big stone within 160 yard*
of the deer. In the bud light and
againsi the grey stone background 1
could not make out the horns, the
only criterion of size to which I could
trust. Slowly the deer filed past, quite ,
unconscious of danger, but all so far |
undoubtedly simple (does). Then
came one considerably larger than the
rest. I could just make out the broad
bases of the horns close to the skull;
so, making no doubt that he was my
boast. I took a quint aim and pressed
the trigger.
A start and a swerve, and down
he came, while the rest of the herd
rattle away over the / stones. ' We
rush up in great spirits, only to find
to our horror that "he" was a miserable she—a big yeld doe whose thick
velvet-covered horns had led me to
take her for her betters. I can remember no moment of keener disappointment. We cleaned the beast, and
between us carried her back to the
farm. I had the loins and haunches
and as it took "us five hours to make
our way home, nnd most of that time
we were going in the dark, we arrived
at the farm , somewhere nbout midnight, quite tired out,—Alfred C. Gat-
horne-Hardy, in Cornhill.
English Ousted by Aliens.
G R. Askwith. the Board of Trade
arbitrator, giving evidence before the
seUct committee of the House of
Commons on home work, Baid that
the boot trade of the East End of
London was held formerly by women,
but the women hud been ousted from
tlie trade by aliens.
The Story of a Bright, Up to Date Office Boy.
He was n freckled faced, foxy looking boy of thirteen or fourteen and not
more than nbout bnlf  as big as  he
_ght to be, but he was wiry and bis
eyes were clear. The proprietor of
the store was in his office when tne
boy entered.
"Do you want a boy here?" asked
the youngster with confidence.
"Whnt do I want with a boy?" re-
piled the proprietor -with an Intent to
have fun with his \ Isitor.
"I don't know." was tbe unabashsd
responst. "I guess tbey have boys
around stores sometimes, and I
thought you might waut one."
"Well, since yuu have mentioned lt.
I do."
"What kind of n boy do you wnnt?"
The proprietor looked him over with
a more or less suspicious ej-.
"1 wivnt n good boy," lie sftld slowly
"Then I won't do," said tho youug
ster.
"Why won't you? Are you a bad
boy?"
"Um—nm—er," hesitated the caller
"I'm just n boy, that's all. There's
something wrong with 'em wk'ii
they're good."
He started uut, when tne proprietor
called him back.
"Hold on." he snld. "Maybe you ar*
wbnt I want."
"If you want a good thing. I'm it."
snld the boy. "and you won't have te
push me along, either."
"How much do you want?"
"I wnnt n million, but I'll take $3 a
week."
"When cnn yop liegln?"
"This very minute If you'll give mi
m.v supper. 1 haven't bad anything to
eat for three weeks."
"Nothing to eat for three weeks!"
exclaimed the proprietor.
"Nothing fit. I've scraped ii>—ig as I
could, but 1 haven't bad u square meal
with pie ou tbe side."
"Al! right. You shall have your sup
per.  And where will you sleep?"
"Oh I won't sleep nt nil. I'm goin.
to stay awake of nights wheu I ain't
busy so's I can feel how good it ._ tu
have n job nnd got mo'iey In my
clothes. Ilully gee, there's a kid oul
there trying to get away With a piece
of lead pipe. Let me crack him once."
And the new employee dashed out
nfter the offender.—Washington SUi,
British Navy Snlutes.
A salute In the British navy between
two ships of equal rauk Is mude by
firing an equal number of guns. If
tbe vessels are of unequal rank, the
superior fires the fewer rounds. A
royal salute consists of first In firing
twenty-one great guns, second In the
officers lowering their sword points
and third in dipping tbe colors.    .
Making   Thunder   and    Lightning    In
Hia Paris Workshop.
Tbe asphalted floor is covered with a
carpet of rubber. Tbe walls and ceilings nre In hard wood. Strange instruments lie in ench corner of the room.
On n plntform raised n ynrd nbove the
floor, snys a writer In the Paris Revue,
Is n tnble with n transmitting key upon.
It nnd a large wooden lever nlso used
In transmitting. Marconi Is on the
platform, bis bund grasping the lever.
"Now." he snys, "be careful, Wlien
I signal to the electrician 50,000 Volts
will enter the room. Stand behind mc
aud touch nothing. Do not approach
those colls, because tbe current will
not wnlt for you to touch them. It will
lenp out upon you."
The signnl given, a lever Is pulled
and a dull noise is heard. Tbe needle
of the voltameter begins to move on
the dial and to attain all sorts of high
flgu__s. i
"Now," says Marconi, "I will communicate witb the nearest station,"
and he presses the key of the transmitter.
There is a blinding blue flash, and at
each pressure on the key sparks nearly
two feet In length start from betweea
tlie two silvery balls of the Induction,
reel. One of these balls is In communication with the earth and the other
with a rod. Each spark represents aa
impulsion which Is communicated from
the battery to tbe rod, nnd from this
rod tbe electrician sets In motion the
vibrations of the ether called Hertzian,
waves.
These wnves expand In space In every direction at a spec.', of 300.000 kilometers a second—that Is to say. seven
times the circumference of the earth.
Tbey are Independent of wlud nnd
temperature and glide above the surface of *tie j_iirth nnd sea. striking on.
their way tne wireless stations thnt lie-
far beyond the horizon.
At each blinding flash that accompanies the movement of the key u noise
like the report of n rifle is heard. It Is
an awe inspiring spectacle, the Inventor calmly standing there pressing
the key amid the lightning and the-
thunder. The operator Is obliged to»
stuff his ears with wool. It appears,
however, that recently Marconi hast
found means of doing nway with tha-
f noise almost completely.
MAN, COW, FIDDLE.
Trio  Commemorated  on  a  Tombaton*
In a Connecticut Cemetery.
In the old cemetery of Central Village, near Plainfleld, Conn., ls the only
tombstone known In New Englauit
erected to a cow and Its owner. In
several cemeteries have been found records thai horses, dogs and even cuts'
"lave been laid at rest beside tbelr
masters, but in no other instance ont
record has a cow had a slab erected la
lier honor.
The cow's name was Rosa, and the
Inscription says that sbe gave two
pounds fifteen ounces of butter from
Ihirteen quarts of mljk lu one dny.
This was a pretty good record for a
cow, nnd a Jersey at that, tbe inscription goes on to say.
On the opposite side of the monument is the Inscription. "All Ready,
Mr. Cudy." and below ure the words,
"At Rest." Above is the outline of a
fiddle crossed with a bow.
Gurdon Cady, to whose memory the-
stone was erected, was known from
the Massachusetts line to Long Island"
sound nnd from Providence to the Connecticut river balf a century ago as the
finest fiddler tbat ever drew a boiv at n
country dance. He had two loves,
Rosa nnd bis fiddle, both of which
found a place on bis tombstone.
Marm Kenney's celebrated Inn nt
Stafford was one of the most populur
fields for Cady and his fiddle. Prom
the time he started until the final flourish of the bow, when be chanted, "All
promennde to sents," there was something doing every minute. Some of the-
residents here can recnll ninny a time
when they danced to his music until
tbe sun's rays lighted the ballroom.
He would yell In between times special Instructions to uncertain maid*
and swnlns. Once, seeing a young man
at a loss whnt to do In the middle of a
set, be snng out, "Swing that girl with
the yellow apron on!" And the girl-
was promptly swung. All such diversions were worked In with his prompting, pnd no one except the persons addressed paid any heed.
Ten dollars a day or night and all.
expenses of traveling was the usual
charge of Cady for his services In rendering "Money Musk," "Chorus Jig."
"The Irish Washerwoman" and "Hull's
Victory," which comprised bis repertoire. During the dancing season he
was continually on the rond from one
Inn to another,
Outside of his love of mnsic his most
conspicuous trait was his love of cattle. Before be died he mnde urrnngo-
melts to hnve the name of his favorite
cow Rosa handed down to posterltr
with hi* *wn.—New York Sun.
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Odd Name For a Mi lo.
A Burman mile is about equal ia
length to two English miles. The
word for mile In Burmese means "to.
sit," and a mile Is the distance that a
man goes before he considers lt necea-
tiiry to sit down. THE ADVOCATE. VANCOUVER. BRITISH COLUMBIA.
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In this case the power is the nerve
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spells, weakness and discouragement.
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Words of Daniel Webster I A   Bernhardt   Story
If we work upon marble, it will per-' A captious and difficult customer at
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crumble into dust; but if we work but so particular and fanciful about
upon our immoral minds, if we imbue his dishes that it was a hard matter
them with princ'pies—with the just to get things to suit him. He wasn t
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wincn win brignten to all eternity.— somewhat fanciful as to the dishes
Daniel  Webster. Ishe  ordered,  but particularly  cranky
me     . 'about the least delay that might oc-
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are so quick in their action that the breakfast was just five minutes later
cold hand of death is upon the vie- than the time which she set for it.
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in getting the proper medicine. Try hardt gave that tray a kick that sent
a bottle of Dr. J. D. Kellogg's Dysen- everything on it to smash, and start-
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"Young ni"" io you keep your ear |anj drug stores not at all, should pro-
to the ground " 'vide themselves with a supply of Dr.
"No, sir; my time is fully occupied Thomas' Eclectric Oil. It will offset
in keeping my nose against the grind- fj,e effects exposure, reduce sprains,
stone." and when taken internally will pre-
And the pompous questioner passed vent and cure colds and sore throat,
on.—Washington Herald. anr\ as a lubricant will keep the mus-
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"BcutB a'. .
pt"   o let.ine
atruiigc things hnp-
"Whut  now?"
' 1 called for a telenhone ni'iiiber
pn'i vol the right one the first time."
Milwaukee Sentinel.
The elder Sothern, the creator of the
Lord Dundreary fame, was extremely
sensitive to interruptions of any sort.
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gestion, colic, diarrhoea and simple
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guarantee of a government analyst
thnt the medicine does not eontnin
thnt the medicine does not contain
one particle of opiate or poisonous
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Organized    at   Toronto   to   Compete
With the  Bell Telephone Company in Canada
The Telephone Age announces the
organization of a strong Independent
Telephone Company at Toronto as
follows:
New Canadian Manufacturing Company
The Canadian Independent Telephone Company, Limited, of Toronto,
Canada, is a $5,000,000 Canadian corporation, charter d by the Dominion
Government
We learn that the company has
sold ^.OOO.OOO of stock and $1,000,000
of bonds. Plans for a now factory
building, 60x200 feet, two stories high,
have been adopted, and it is proposed to proceed at once to erect and
equip the same either in Hamilton
or Toronto. The company will manufacture a full line o^Jboth automatic
central eneigy and magneto telephone
apparatus. It starts out with over
$200,000 of work contracted, and expects within a year to employ between "five hundred and a thousand
people.
This company is closely associated
with, and is financ'ng the Canadian
Machine Telephone Company, Limited, of Toronto, which is the piOneer
Independent Telephone Manufacturing Company of Canada; also the
General Engineering and Construction Company, Limited, of Toronto.
This company owns the Lorimer
automatic telephone patents for Canada, ahd has an exchange working
successfully at Peterboro, Ont. They
are also installing Lorimer automatic
exchanges at Brantford, Ont.; Lindsay, Ont., and one of 1,200 telephones
(ultimate capacity, 10,000 lines) at
Edmonton, Alta., for the municipal
telephone plant.
It is a Canadian company developing a Canadian invention, backed by
Canadian business men of standing,
and is the first and only Independent
telephone company to. go about the
manufacture of a full line of telephone
apparatus in Canada.
W. A. Wood, of Wood, Vallance &
Co., Hamilton, Ont., is the president
of the company, and associated with
him are the following well-known
capitalists and business men: J. F.
Junkin, Toronto, late managing director of the Manufacturers l_ifv_ Insurance Co.; John H. Tilden, of Hamilton, president of the Gurney-Tilden
Co., Limited, and a director of the
Sterling Bank of Canada; Alfred
Jephcott, of Toronto, president of the
Dominion Paper Box Company, Limited; James M. Sinclair, Toronto,
president of 4he Eureka * Mineral
Wool and Asbestos Company, Limited; George Hope, of Hamilton,
president of Canada Metal Company;
Edward A. Shedd, of Chicago, 111.,
a director of Corn Exchange National Bank, also a director of Chicago
Title and Trust Co. and of National
Life Insurance Company of the U.
S. A.; Albert M. JohnBon, of Chicago,
111., president and managn.g director
of National Life Insurance Co. of U.
S. A., secretary and treasurer Northern Cold ' Storage Company, and
president of the Lorimer Automatic
Telephone Company, of Chicago.
Other gentlemen, whose names are
being withheld for political and business reasons, are also associated in
this undertaking, which every well-
wisher of the Independent telephone
movement in Canada should encourage. Canada has long needed and
undoubtedly will show her appreciation of a strong financial rival and
competitor with the Bell telephone
monopoly.
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box during the delivery of one of the i uscf| for stomach and bowel troubles
actor's best speeches, he should out, anr\ destroying worms." Sold bv all
"Hi you, sir. do you know there is medicine denlers or bv mail at 25c a
another act?" The offender was equal i,ox from The Dr. Williams' Medicine
to tho occasion, however. He turned q0 _ Brockville, Out
to the actor and answered cheerfully
Oh, yes; that's why I'm going!"—
Argonaut.
It  costs more  to  avenge  a  wrong
than it does to let it go by default.
Cold
son
the Chest
Ask your doctor the medical
name for a cold on the chest.
He will say, "Bronchitis."
Ask him if it ia ever serious.
Lastly, ask him if he prescribes Ayer's Cherry Pectoral for this disease. Keep
in close touch with your
family physician.
A
VTe pahliah our r_r__-i*a
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W. tulik  aleokol
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w. art* J.'i to
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Home  always  appeals  to  the   man
who has missed the last train.
Minard's   Liniment  for  sale   everywhere.
When you tell yeur doctor about the bad
taste in yeur mouih, leas of appetite tor
breakfast, and frequent headaches, and
when he seei your coated MUM, he will
•ay. " Yen *t* bili.ua." Ayer's Pllla
mm veil ia auch cases.
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WomeTi as waarman.
From England comes the following
little comment anent the recent bill to
admit women to sit as aldermen and
councillors:
The bill to enable women to sit aa
aldermen  and  councillors  on   county
and borough councils has revived all
the usual arguments for and against
women serving on public bodies.    It
is regarded as likely  to promote the
suffragist movement, and some even
see  in  it the  paving  of the  way te
women sitting in parliament and upon
the  bench   at  assizes.    It  does  not
seem likely that the bill will be passed this session, in spite of the Government's   intentions   to   this   effect;
but if it does it is nol, likely to lead
to any of these results.   Women are
already elegible for election on boards
of   guardians,   parish   councils,   and
school  boards,  and  if the  ratepayers
do   not   want   women   on   the   larger
councils  they  would  hnve  simply  to
say so at the polling booths.    In all
probability   it  would   be   found  that
j women are more disposed to be care-
I ful  of  the'ratepayers'  interests  than
i men.    In  any  case  there  is   nothing
j very convincing in all the objections
1 urged  against their serving  apon  lo.
I cal   public   bodies,   which,   in   many
I ca«««,   are   not  so  perfect  aa  te  M
impfiT—H-ahla to imi_.r-ve__txi_.
Airs assumed by the self-made man
are mostly fresh airs.
The Necessity For Equilibrium In Bird
Flight.
It Is likely tbat the bird's superb
ease and grace In tbe air are due to Ita
ability to maintain absolute balance.
If a gull makes the mistake of bending until tbe wind strikes its bead
and wings on the top It will tumble
Instantly. And_ the sailing birds,
though tbey make no flapping motion
of their wings, are constantly balancing themselves, like a man on a tight
rope. Some scientists have maintained
that the air sacs make it possible for
the bird to manage' minute changes
that ure very valuable in restoring
equilibrium. It is known that the
wing Is joined to the body of the bird
b.v what Is called a universal joint,
enabling the creature to make almost
every possible motion. The body of a
man Is heavier than wnter. but if he
gets Into a position of perfect balance
he will float. In some such way. It is
claimed, tbe bird floats In the air But
as tbe bird would fall much more rap-
Idly In the air than a man's body
would sink in water the necessity for
a far more subtle ability to keep the
center of gravity on the part of the
bird Is apparent; hence, accordlug to
this theory, tlie bird is provided for
this purpose with tbe most sensitive
equipment, made up of nerves and
mysterious air ducts, many of the wing
feathers perhaps acting as sentinels,
warning Instantly of the slightest approach of shifting currents.—Everybody's Magazine.
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You have no business with religion
until you have religion in your business.
His  Porte.
"Well," asked tbe first physician,
"what has that strange patient of yours
cot?"
"I don't know," replied the other,
"but I'm trying to turn It into typhoid
fever. That's my great specialty, you
know."—Catholic Standard and Time*.
Enid's Prayer.
The other night llttle Enid, tired out
by a day's romping at the seashore,
was about to retire for the nlgbt when
her mother told her to sny ber prayers,
which she evidently was about to forget.   This   is   whnt  she  said:
"Oh, Lord, lf you knew everything,
you know I nm very sleepy, so doodby
till tomorrow nlglil!"
A Compromise.
Wedderly—My wife and I went
downtown to select a new rng for our
parlor this morning Slip liked one
pattern and  I  liked another.
Singleton—What did you do about
It?
Wedderly—Oh, we compromised on
tbe one she liked.
Tim's Joke.
"Did  yez notice about tb' joke me
brother Tim  played on  wan av thlni
uffeu—i?"
"I heard a turrlble thing happened to
hlin.   Poor Tlm!"
'"Poor Tlm' th' dlvvle! He had a
slri irk av dlnnamlte In his pocket whin
he wor run over."-   .       . .    ..   •
Rudely Interrupted While He Was
Chatting With Royalty.
The daily papers do their best, but
not even their ubiquitous representatives garner all the store of good things
which attend a royal visit to Ireland,
snys tbe London Sketch. No paper at
the time printed the cream of the stories which grew out of a visit of the
Duke of Conuaught to the Emerald
Isle. "Welcome to Ireland!" Bald a
man as be snw the duke on tbe steps
of a hotel in tbe little western town In
which he was staying. "Welcome to
Ireland, your royal highness. 1 hope 1
see your royal highness well." "Quite
well, thank you," auswered the duke.
"And your noble mother, the queen. I
hope ber ould leddysblp is enjoyin' the
best of health?" "Yes, thank you. The
queen Is very well Indeed," said the
duke, vastly amused with the easy familiarity of the peasant. "It's glad I
am lo hear It. And tell me. your royal
highness," the other went on, "bow
are all your noble brothers and sisters?" Before the duke could answer
un uld-de-ciunp appeared, with. "Here,
get along there." The peasant looked
up with infinite scorn. "Arrnh! What
nre yez Interruptln' for?" he exclnlmed.
"Cnn't you see that me and his royal
highness Is houldlu' a conversation?"
Explanation  Was  Necessary.
As the I'rntts' dog was nt last detached from the trousers leg of the
new mllkthan by Mr. Pratt's vigorous
efforts the victim of the onslaught tie
gan to express bis mind wltb considerable freedom.
"I wouldn't keep a dog like that," he
said Indignantly, but Mr. Pratt broke
In before be hnd time to say moro.
"lie's only playful, flint's nil," be Insisted, und nt the same tlmi^he pressed
something into the new milkman's
hnnd.
The man glanced nt the wad of
green, nnd then ns he transferred It to
a safe pocket bis expression changed.
"I guess 1 can take a llttle fun as
well as anybody." be said dryly. "But
till you explained it I had a notion
that dog was ln earnest wben he bit
thut   piece   out   of   my   trousers."
Keep to tho Right.
Bishop Wilberforee was out driving
one day when n mnn on horseback
stopped blm aud, thinking to huve a
joke, nsked:
"Excuse mc, bishop, but could you
tell me the rond to heaven?"
"Certainly, sir," tbe hishop answered. "Turn, to tlie right and keep
straight on."
What He Said.
"I ouce gnve a waiter a two dollar
tip."
"What did be say?"
"To me he expressed bla thanks, but
I heard him say to another waiter th..:
1   couldn't   have   real   good   sense."
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(guaranteed in writing For that long;—good
fur a century, really)— fir* cant bother luch
a roof—proof against a*, the •laments—the
cheapest GOO IT roof there it.
Writ* us and well show you why it
costs least to roaf right.   Just address
The PEDLAR People -_K
Oshawa Montreal Ottawa Toroalo London Winnipeg
WILSON'S
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W.   N.   U.   No.   669 THE ADVOCATE, VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA.
nt. PLEASANT ADVOCATE.
(Established April 8,1899.)
.(Office i 2 4 5 0 Westminster avenue.
English Office—30 Fleet streot,
London, E. C, England Whero a
file of "The Advocate" is kept tor
■•visitors.
Mrs. R  Whitney, Publisher.
Ralph S. Cumminos, Manager.
j&ubscription $1 a yaat*  payable in
Advance.
8 pent* a Oopy.
Tel. B1405.
Vancouver,  B. C, Dec.
1907
"The Advocate" has always published any church news sent in from
the local churches, and will always
give the churches and their various
societies all the attention In its columns that they enable lt to do. Only
■where an admission fee is charged do
we expect to charge for announce
nients, and this is only fair. It is
not necessary for the local churches
to assist to start another newspaper business under their auspices in
order to have the happenings of
■j|heir congregations published. It ls
jreporter". there Is an individual approaching the various local churches
with the plan of starting a paper
and offers to give each a column.
"The Advocate" has previously
made the same offer to the different
.congregations and having for the
past eight years given the churches
much space, lt is not likely they feel
the need of this offer from a stranger.
For your own benefit read the advertisements in this paper. You may
find just the thing you most need
at a price that will catch you. The
advertisers have written them especially for the Mt. Pleasant trade
bo read them as a message,to your
■self.
The Public Market is to be finished by June 1st, 1908. All citizens
.will now hope that the question is
.settled definitely.
Important News Items of tbe
Week.
Nov, 30th..
Ottawa.—The farmers of Western
•Ontario are    protesting    vigorously
- against the meat and canned foods
act which  was passed at the    last
session of  Parliament.    A    petition
bearing the names of    seven    hundred   was  presented   in   the  House
yesterday against the    new regulations, which, it is alleged, are kill-
ling the    hog-raislng    Industry    in
Western Ontario.
Pietermaritzburg, Natal.—Murders
and outrages, including the killing
in Zuluiand of two chiefs friendly to
threat Britain, are causing uneasiness
throughout Natal, and particularly
in tlio border settlements. The
Qovprument ha3 issued a proclamation directing that the forces now
in Zuluiand be strengthened, and
oalllng on all persons to render assistance order.
be completed ln the first nine months
of next.year.
Dec. 2nd.
Seattle.—Thirteen managers of
Seattle theatres will be placed under arrest late this afternoon on
charges of violating the State law
which forbids the opening of theatres on Sunday for the purpose of
giving theatrical performances. The
minimum fine is $30, and the maximum $250. There is no jail sentence provided.
DOES THIS  APPLY TO YOU.
If you work for a man, in heaven's ri^me, work for him.
If he pays wages that supply you
your bread and butter, work for
him, speak woll of him, stand by
him, and stand by the institution he
represents. I think if I worked for
a man, I would work for him. I
would not work for him part of his
time, but all of his time. I would
give an undivided service or none.
If put to the pinch, an ounce of
loyalty ls worth a pound of cleverness.
If you must vilify, condemn and
eternally disparage, why, resign
your position, and when you are
outside damn to your heart's con
tent. But, I pray you, so long as
you are part of an institution, do not
condemn it. Not that you will in
jure the Institution—not that—but
when you disparage the concern of
which you are a part, you disparage
yourself.
And don't forget, "I forgot" won't
do in business.—Elbert Hubbard.
"WESTWARD  HO!"
If there is a magazine reader In
this district who has not read
"Westward Ho" they should certainly obtain a copy of the Xmas issue.
Western Canada's new monthly is
only six months old but in that brief
space has grown from 46 pages to
128. The December issue is printed on heavy coated paper, well
illustrated and has a striking cover
design ln two colors. Its contents
include over a score of seasonable
stories and poems besides the regular departments,   t
Mt. Pleasant Mall,(Postoffice.)
The letters arc collected from the Mt,
Pleasant Postoffice at the following
hours:
7:30, 9, 10:.10a. m.,
13:30, 15:15, 16-45 o'clock.
All classes of mail leaves at 10 a. in.,
and 8 & 10:30 p. tu.
Mail arrives at 9:30 and 3:15 p. m.
'The Advocate"  6 months for 50c.
Dec.   1st.
Washington.—The   State    Depart-^
uient has been advised by American
Minister Graves, at Stockholm, that
Prof. A. Nicholson, of Chicago University, ls to be awarded the Nobel
prize for physicians.    Dr. Mlchelson j
is  the discoverer of a  new  method I
•of determining the veloeity of light.
Montreal.—The Grand Trunk today placed orctera for one hundred
freight and passenger locomotives
with different Canadian and United
States builders. Tbe cost will be
about $1,500,000, and dellvwy Is to
fr
he Rtfvocef*
Women Who Wear We_L
It Is astonishing how great a change a
fow yoars of married life often make In
the appearance and disposition of many
women. The freshness, tho charm, tho
brilliance vanish llko the bloom from a
pooch which Is rndcly handled. The
matron Is only a dim shadow, a faint echo
of the charming maiden. Thore are two
reasons for this change, Ignorance and
neglect. Fow young women appreciate
the shock to tho system through tha
chango which comes with marriage and
motherhood. Many neglect to deal with
the unpleasant pelvic drains and weaknesses which too often come with marriage and motherhood, not understanding
that this secret drain Is robbing the ehook
of Its  freshness and   the form of   IU
falrbMs,
Aa surely aa the general health suffers
when there I* d&aqwmont of tbe health
nf the delicate woniaMjtorgai_, so surely
vbefTtticse organs are^Nutabl-hed ln
healV) tlio T%e* tia-KeFhhlfo-fe witness
to tbe
_ million women hava found health an_
hapnlness In tha use of Dr. PleWs Fervor! to Prescription^ It makes weak worn*
on strung and sick women woll. Ingredients on label;-—>nt—I—1 no alcohol er
harmful habit - forming drugs. Made
wholly of those native, American, medicinal roots most highly recommended by
leading medical authorities of all the several school* of practice tt* the eare of
woman's peculiar ailments.
Fornurnng too tier*, or for ib*** broke*-
down In health by too frequent bearing*t
children, also tor the eipectMt mothers,
to prepare iho system (or the oomlng of
baby and making lu advent easy and
nl: -iv. y- '■■ '■' .", "wroteno _ad—inequite
?u good !- "I'-ivnr.t.i Pi-Kiiption." It
cm do no *>!>nn In any "nndlUon of the
sysiian. It-ftinost potent invigorating
toiiln and strengthening nervine nicely
ndap'iv to vr.r.im's cfelicato system by a
phyMcJ:'.- of laigeexperience In tho treatment of wo__as pccttllar • llmenti.
In-. Pierco mny be consulted iy letter
frftol charge. Arttlrc ''•■ *', V PInv<\
invalids' Roto! *-.' . ..,' 'n-tituto
Bufi-Uo. H. Y
CASCADE
THE BEER Without a Peer.
Brewed right here in Vancouver by men of years
and years and years experience, and a brewery whose
plant is the most perfect known to the Art of
Brewing. Is it any wonder that it has taken a place
in the hearts ofthe people which no other beer can
supplant ?    Doz., quarts $2. Doz., pints *p 1.
Vancouver Breweries, Ltd.
Vancouver, B. C. Tel. 4*2*9
For Sale at all first-class Saloons, Liquor Stores and Hotels or
delivered to vour honse.
It Costs No Money
—to get our prices on ELECTRICAL FIXTURES,, SHADES or other
ELECTRICAL SUPPLIES. We will be pleased to have you inspect
our stock.   We hnve jnst received a very fine assortment of—
Bronze Statues,      Electric Fixtures,
Reading Lamps,      Shades,   Etc.
If you don't know what to give yonr Friend, Hnsband or Wife for Xmas,
come and ask us—we will tell you.
N. LANG & Co.
24<<2 Westminster avenue.    Tel. AI474
MASTER  ANf>  MAST.
"The   better   the master the better
the man.
The better the man the    better the
work;
The meaner the master the meaner
the man,
The meaner the man the meaner the
shirk;
But the better the man, in spite of
the master.
The safer the man in the- night of
disaster;
The better either because    of    the
other.
The better for everybody, my brother."
—Paul Shivell.
We are so completely satiated
with Innovation's these days that the
mere trifle of the inauguration of a
wireless telegraph system at our
doors hardly commands a passing
glance. By and by v/e won't glance
upward at flying machines, unless
■-.omething is dropped on our heads.
—Victoria Colonist.
SONNET.
By Georgia Wood Paugborn, in Collier's Weekly.
"God  mocks me  with  His summers
and His springs,
His frosts are sent against me," so
I said.
Speaking in anger, "all my flowers
are dead,
And dead are flown the tender summer wings.
He is too careless of His little things;
His giant ages crush the    slender
hours.
His barren tempests   wither   men
and flowers!"
A calm voice wandering through the
stubble sings:—
"All hall the harvest and the dust to
dust!
Nor may endeavor, ended, smile In
sleep;
And  you that whimper    in    the
autumn wind
Blown with Its leaves—give o'er, for
Must is Must:
Yet winds sigh not therefor, nor
doth rain weep;
Frosts are not    wasteful,    nor ls
death unkind."
WHAT IS ADVERTISHV-I
It Is a written form of salesmanship.
It ta aimed to aid in ma-tag sales
and ts therefore an adjunct.
It serves to remind old customers
that there aro new and extended
r?eB fer a produet and develops a
."oinand that may already exist.
Thk Advocate in ibe best advertising
"HOdiitn. i"here it ciror'n'e". Tel. Ill-It*
■  :'"'.v '.'.i tiie ■-ArtVK.i.t'.'.'"'
BUSINESS  NOTICE.
Local Advertising 10c a line each issue.
Display Advertising $1.00 per inch
per month.
Notices for Chnrch and Sooiety Entertainments, Lectures, etc.,   where
THE OBJECT IS  TO RAISE  MONEY
will be charged for.
All  Advertisements are rnn regularly
and charged for until ordered they
be discontinued.
Transient
Advertizers
advance.
mnst   pay   in
Notices of Births, Marriages, and Deaths
pub_i_-e.il free of charge.
List Your Property
with   Mrs.  R. Whitney,  2450
Westuiinster avenne.
There  is a great demand for
vacant lots.
There is a great   demand for
bonnes to rent.
Residential property is also in
great demand.
List your property now.
Fino place on the Fraser river, large
commodions house, tenuis court, fino
garden, frvit of all kiuds. Ideal
couutry home.
Seven (7) lots ou
nue. Cheap.
WeBtmirtster  ave-
Mt. Pleasant
Lodges.
I. O. O. F.
Mt. Pleasant Lodge No. 19 meets every
Tuesday at 8 p. m , in Oddfellows Hall
Westminster avenue,  Mt. Pleasant.
Sojourning brethren cordially invited
to attend.
Noble Grand—Stanley Morrison.
Recording Secretary—F. Trimble.
LADIES OF THE MACCABEES
Alexandra Hive No. 7, holds regnlar
Review  2d an,; lth Tuesdays of each
month in Knights  of Pythias    Hall
Westminster avenue.
Visiting Ladies always welcome.
Lady Commander—Mrs. N. JPettiplecft,
25 Tenth avenue, east.
Lady Recorder Keeper—Mrs. Bntchart,
corner Eleventh and Manitoba.
L. O. L.
Mt. Pleasant L. O. L.,
No. 1843, meets the 1st and
3d Thnrsday of eaoh month,
at 8 p. m , in the K, of P.
Hall
All     visiting    Brethren
cordially welcome.
J. Martin, W. M.,
121 Ninth avenue, east.
   fl
1
I. O. F.
Court Vancouver 1828, Independent
Order of Foresters nicetB 2d and 4th
Mondays of each month at 8 p. m,, in
Oddfellows' Hall.
Visiting brethren always welcome.
Chief Ranger—A. Pengelly. I
Recording Secretary—M. J. Crehan,
837 Princessstreet, City.
Financial Secretary—Ralph S. Cum-
niings, "Advocate" Office, Mt. Pleasant
CANADIAN  ORDER   OF  CHOSEN ,
FRIENDS.
Vanconver Conncil, No. 211a, meets'
every 2rlaud  4th  Thursdays  of each
month,   in  I. O. O. F.,   Hall,  Westminster avenue.
Sojourning  Friends always wejeomel
E. R. Flewwelling, Chief Conncillor
2542 Ontario street.
Mrs. O. G. Kinnie, Recorder
348 Seven Hi  avenue, eaat.
Beantifnl new house in Fairview,
7 rooms, 50-ft.; price J5.1C0, oash $1,500.
Beautiful view of city.
Double-corner, facing the city,
quick sale, $2,000; terms.
For
Mt.  PLEASANT CHURCHES.
Baptist.
Junction of Westmin—er read and Westmin
ster   avenue.       SERVICES    at    11    a.
and 7:.H)p.m.; Sunday School nt 2:3*1 p
Rev.  Herbert  W.   Piercy,  J-astor;  residence
„ Eleventh avenue-west.
Methodist.
Corner Tenih avenue and Ontario street
HEKVICKSat lla.m., anil 7 p. in.; Sunday
School and Bible Class 2:30 p.m. Itev. J. P
Woslman, Pastor.
"'arsonage 123 Eleventh avenue, west. Tele
'.hone Bl'— 9.
Presbyterian.
Corner Niuth avenue and Quebec street
SERVICES at 11 a.m.,and7:30p. m.i Sunday
School nt2:30p.m.
St Michael s, (Anglican).
Corner Ninth avenue and i'rln-ie Edward
street. SERVICES at lla.m., anci7:30 p.m.,
HolyCoiumunionlstani) 3d Sundays in each
month alter morning prayer, 2d end 'th Sun
la.vsat8a.nr. Sunday School at 2:30 p.m.
Rev.U. II.. Wilson, Rector.
Rectory corner   Kighth ave. and    Piinco
Edward street; Telephone 1.1799.
ADVENTISTS.
Advent Christian Church, Seventh avenne,
near Westminster avenue, Rev. Chas. P.
Kittredge, Pastor. Residence, 87 Fourteenth
avenue west. SERVICES: 11 a.m. and 7:30 p.Hl.
every Sunday; Sunday School 10 a. m.;
Loyal Workers f.:4S p. m. Prayer Meetlsg
Wednesday evening at 8 p. in.
REOItriANIZED ClIUSCH OF .lESUK CHRIST
ol Latter Hay Saints, '—2.5 Westminster avenuo. Services nt 8 o'clock every Sunday eveuing by Elrter J. S. Rainey; Sunday School at
7 o'clock. Prayer-meeting every Wednesday
evening at 8 o'clock.
I
Unusual Price
Inducements in
Women's Purs
TO r well-dressed woman more than half the value of a Fnr
Garment is to Know that she has purchased it from reliable
Furriers, «lin bland back of the purchase with n guarantee as
to the quality of the skins and the thoroughness of the workmau-
ship. In selecting the Furs for this store we decided not tn
tarry n skin or Rnruion' thnt would not stand the test of the most
critics! examination. V/e intend to step into the lead as Furriers
in this city, and mark our word, you will bo disappointed if yon
purchase a single Fnr piece withont first inspecting onr exhibit
and getting prices.
Prices irom $1.00   to $30.00
The sequel to this nnrative is the new high water-mark we shall
establish iu tbe selling of Fnrs, and the countless number of
liicu-ls we are bound to make with the values offered.
SURPRISING   BARGAINS.
410 HASTINGS Street
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9*»*<* THE ADVOCATE, VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA.
The Christmas Woman's Home
Companion.
The Christmas issue of Woman's
Home Companion la a sumptuous
magazine, with several page? in color. The cover is reproduced- from
an exquisite painting by Jessie Wilcox Smith, of a mother and babe.
The number is full of Christmas atmosphere—rattling good Christmas
stories, Christmas pictures by prominent artists, and hundreds of Christmas suggestions of all sorts—practical, fanciful, unique.
Laura Spencer Portor and Jeannette S. Porter contribute "Cinderella," a little family Christmas play.
A feature is a theatrical reminiscence by Clara Morris, "Christmas
on the Road." Dr. Edward Everett
Hale writes of "How to Use the
Christ-Mass," Irving Bacheller has
a new book, and the first part of
"The Cricket Tales" appears ln the
Christmas number, introducing to
the world a character even greater
than the famous Eben Holden. Dr.
Woods Hutchinson, the distinguished physician, in "Children and Candy" dissipates once for all the old
bugaboo that candy Ib harmful.
"It isn't," he says, "lt is one of the
most wholesome things one can eat."
Two songs by the late Edward Grelg,
the famous composer, with full musical score, form a rare treat for the
lovers of good music. There are
scores of articles, in addition, and
the departments are full of Christmas ideas and suggestions.
The men whom I have seen succeed best in life have always been
cheerful and hopeful men, who went
about their business with a smile on
their faces, and took the changes and
chances of this mortal life like men,
facing rough and smooth alike as it
came.—Charles Kingsley.
TIME'S CHILDREN.
Time  has  three  children,  fleeting and
fair.
Yesterday, To-day and To-morrow j
Who circle about as we travel on,
And yield us our joy and our sorrow.
Yesterday stands in her widow's weeds,
Bereft and broken and sad;
To-day smiles over an unfilled grave,
And To-morrow is distant and glad.
And  we poor wayfarers    worship and
woo
These daughters of Father Time;
And Yesterday grieves and To-day deceives
And To-morrow's    the . maiden sublime.
WILLIS GRANGER.
■ Everyone knows that for anything
to become known, it must be talked
about. For an article to become
popular its virtue must be made the
subject of a public announcement.
That is advertising! Consequently
if the survival of the fittest applies
to business principles as well as it
does to other walks of life, the better the advertising—the better the
publicity—the better the results.
Good results mean good business,
and good business is what every
nicrcha-nt advertises for. If he did
not wish to excel in his particular
line, he would not take the trouble
to write au advertisement, much
more pay for the costly newspaper
and magazine space.—British Adver-
$4,300, Y% cash—will buy
44-ft. iront on
Westminster ave.
Good business property.
An $800 payment secures 1413x305 feet
(lacre). 5-room honse. orchard and
other conveniences near the Ebnrne-
Westminster Trnmlin. A $200 payments secures a splendid *^-acro.
5-Acres first-clasa land on Magee
rond, $2,000.
264-ft. front, b.v 100 feet, near Westminster avenue, $11) 500.
2450 Westminster avenne.
Hrs. R.  Whitney
"Advocate" Office.
Thn persistent advertiser is the chap
-.*.    wins out     Tho "oecnsioiial" ad
.v.!);- a very good business pro, _-■
-.'■; 0,
Heeler's
NURSERY
For Cct-flowers of choioest
varieties, Wedding Boquets
and Funeral Designs a specialty, also fine specimens in
Pot Plants. Prices Moderate.
Take 16th Ave. car, (direct to Nursery),
and see one of the finest kept Nurseries
in the province.
Nursery  & Greenhouses,  oorner of
Fifteenth and Westminster avenues.
Telephone B2196.
Cut-flowers given once-a-wcek to the General
Hospital.
LOCAL   ITEMS.
Use
Royal Crown
SOAP
the Best in the World. Drop
ns a post card asking for a
Catalogue of Premiums to be
had free for Royal Grown
Soap Wrappers.
ROYAL CROWN SOAP CO.
VANCOUVER, B.C.
Real
Estate
Oth Ave. East
5 Room House
40-ft. Lot
40x122, lane at the back.
$3,250,*   cash$QOO
Balance to arrange.
$4,600
Buys 44-ft. on Westminster
avenue. Good business
property. Increasing in
value   all   the   time.
$700 Buys
a  lot on Westminster
aveune, nenr city limits.
$400 cash.
3=Acres
ON TRAMLINE AT
ROYAL OAK STATION
A SPLENDID BUY
Choice Acres nenr city; suitable to
sub-divide; gootl bny; favorable
terms.
FOURTEENTH
AVENUE.
8 room House, 50-ft. lot, lano at back.
All modern throughout.  Prico $4,500,
torms to arrange.
6-room   House,   two 50-ft.  lots. IPrico
$4,000, terms to arrange.
5-room House $2,400, caBh  $1,500 bnl-
anoe oasy.
143x305 feet ou Westminster avenne:
5 room house; orchard.   Fine location for home.     A $800 payment secures this valuable.
property;    balance   ot
your own terms.
*£    Aero   on   Wostminster    avenne
prioe $850.
Acreage in South Vancouver,
Cedar Cottage property,
Lots in Sonth Vancouver,
2450
Westminster
Ave.
'Phoue BI405.
Subscribers are requested to repor
any carelessness in the delivery of thia
paper.
A very enjoyable session of the
Mt. Pleasant Conservative Club was
held on Monday evening, ln Lee's
Hall. A splendid musical pro-
gramme was given by Messrs. Connolly, Wm. Moore, G. H. Graham
and A. G. Crawford, B. A. The vocal numbers were rendered ln fine
style and the piano selections by
Mr. Crawford were given ln finished
style. Messrs. Moore and Graham
contributed a number of humorous
selections which made every oner feel
jolly. Cigars and pipes were passed, and in tobacchanalian wreaths
the spirit of good fellowship had full
awing. Whist was another pleasant
feature of the occasion.
The Ward V. Conservatives will
meet every Monday evening in Lee's
Hall, and all Conservatives are invited to meet here and enjoy a good
smoke, a game of whist or listen to
the programme and enjoy meeting
with their fellow party spirits. Membership fee is only $1.00 per year,
which includes membership in the
main club down town.
Any business man who refuses to
help support his local paper does
not deserve the support of public
spirited citizens.—Exchange.
The largest exhibition ever held in
the history of the Vancouver Poultry
and Pet Stock Association took place
this week in the old Methodist
Church building. There were over
fifteen hundred exhibits .and every
one was a splendid showing in fts
particular class. There were large
dignified White Rocks and Wyan-
dottes, fancy Polish poultry with their
flaring top-nots and speckled feathers, giving them a circus appearance; then there were toy-like bantams and sporty looking Game
chickens. Several Pheasants of brilliant plumage were on exhibition.
Canaries varying from the deepest
yellow to a delicate cream were
there in large numbers, and wise
looking parrots added color to the
bird section. Pigeons of puffed-up
and. haughty appearance looked at
one with an air of silent contempt
while the Fantall pigeons looked as
though they were pleased to show
themselves off. The roosters crowed
to one another in various tones and
the hens kept up an encouraging
cackle to the roosters' efforts to out-
crow one another. It was the finest
show yet, and the officers and nmem-
berB are to be congratulated upon
their exhibition for 1907. The
Poultry Show being on Mt. Pleasant
this year has also been a good advertisement for this section of the
city. Mr. Elmer Dixon, of Oregon
City, and Mr. Thos. Wilkinson were
the judges, and' Mr. E. Trimble
was superintendent of the Exhibition.
FOR RENT.—A fine corner store;
ready for occupancy in a short time.
Apply to W. D. Muir, Ml Eighth ave. E.
Bofore starting nn a shopping tour
look over the advertisements in the
ADVpr-t "_TE.
—NOTICE.—
Personal notices of visitors on
fit. Pleasant, or of Mt. Pleasant
people who visit other cities, also all
local social affairs are gladly received
by "The Advocate."
E. Z. J. HARDY & CO.
Company,  Financial,   Press and
Advertisers' Agents.
30 Fleet St., Loudon, E.G., EnglandJ
Colonial Business a Specialty.
NEW YORK
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IB THK OREATEBT
THEATRICAL 4 SHOW PAPER
IH THE WORLD.
$4.00 Per Year.   Single Copy, 10 Gte.
ISSUED WEEKLY.
8amfli Copy Free.
'       IK QUEFN PUB. CO. (LM),
AHiBiirj. H.'UE, I'liBLISHT"
.KANAOIlk .|TW. "'"'l  ''."     ' t
The Store of   Ar_ni/la   Hmico The Store of
Satisfaction  -^rgylC   flUUM? satisfaction
The
Reason
why this store is the best to buy yonr XMAS GIFTS at: Is because
you have a larger assortment to chooso from, and you do pay less for
goods generally in this store, beoause our turnover is much quicker and
we have less expense in running the business.
The good taste displayed in selecting Fanoy Neckwear, Belts, Bags,
eto., rosnlts in onr having the broadest and best stock of these in the city.
VISIT THIS STORE before making your purchases.
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FRANKUN *% NIXON
139 Hastings street east.   Between Columbia and Westminster ave.
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The Christmas Carnival
is on ot BIRK'S
Some people who attended our Christmas Reception Monday, had the idea previously, that because
our store and stock is the largest in Vancouver,
our prices must necessarily be large also, and
they were genuinely surprised to find what reasonable prices are asked here, for the most beautiful things. Truej, we have the "big things," but
a very large portion of our stock is designed just
to meet the needs of the modest pocket-book—the
purse of the workingmen.
WE CARRY A MOST COMPLETE LINE OF—
Sterling Silver Novelties,       Braoelets,      Pendants,      Lockets,
Ont Glasi Goode,      Ebony Goode,      Leather Goods,
Toilet Articles
at the most reasonable prices.
HENRY BIRKS & SONS Ltd.
GEO. E. TROREY, Managing Director.
Comer of Hastiugs aud Granville streets.
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to receive from it*, readers any items of
local interest sucb as notices of people
visiting on Mt. Pleasant or of lucal
residents visiting outside points, all
social affairs, chnrch nud lodpe news,
births, marria-res, etc.
I like to read advertisements. They
are in themselves literature; and I
can gauge the prosperity of the country by their very appearance."—William E. Gladstone.
New 0-room cottage on Tenth nvenuej
Cash $1,250, balance cosy firms
Mrs. R. Whitney, "Advocate" Office.
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"I can take you to a hundred
homes, right around my store, iu
wliich St. George's is used."
"You can ask those, who do
the baking, what they think, of
St. George's
Baking Powder
"And every one of the hundred
will tell you the same — that
St George's stands every test
and never loses its strength."
Write for free copy of our Cook Book.
National Drug & Chemical Co. of
Canada, Limited, Montreal^
Editor Has Competition
t. -A miserable imposter is said to be
"travelling over the country selling a
receipt   for   taking   off   warts,   when
everybody knows the only way to take
• off a wart is to rub it with a potato,
which is afterward to be buried by
a negro in tlie north-east corner of a
graveyard at midnight in the danc of
the moon.    As soon as the potato de-
• cays the wart will disappear.—Bethany (Mo.) Clipper.
BADLY  RUN  DOWN
^Through     Over-work—Dr.     Williams'
Pink Pills Restored  Health
and Strength
Badly run down is the condition of
thousands    throughout    Canada—per-
■haps you are one of them.    You find
"work'a-burdon.    You are wetik; easily tired; out of sorts; pale and thin
Your sleep is restless; your appetite
poor and you suffer from headaches.
All  this  suffering  is  caused   by  bad
blood and nothing can make you well
;but  good  blood—nothing  can    make
' this  good  blood   so  quicklv  as    Dr.
'Williams' Pink Pills for Pale People.
These pills never fail to make, rich,
re'd, health-giving blood.    Mr. H. R.
Reed,   Quebec    city,    says:    "About
'■twelve months ago I was all run O.OWI1
las the result of over-work.    My doctor ordered me to take a complete rest
but this did not help me.    I had no
appetite;  my  nerves • were  unstrung
nnd  I wns go weak  I could scarcely
move.   Nothing the doctor did helped
me  and  I   began  to  think  my  case
was incurable.   While confined to my
room friends enme to see me and one
of them advised me to try Dr. Wil-
-liams' Pink Pills.   I did so and soon
'my appetite improved; my color came
'back and in less than a month I was
nble to leave my room.    I continued
the pills for another month and they
completely cured me.    I am  now in
"the best of health and able to do my
work without fatigue.   I feel sure that
all who are  weak will find  renewed
health and strength in Dr. Williams'
Pink Pills.   They certainly saved me
irom a life of nvsery.
When Dr. Williams' Pink Pills
—lake new blood they go right to the
■root of and cure anaemia, rheumatism, St. Vitus dnnce, kidney trou-
i'ble, indigestion, headache, and back-
■ache and those secret ailments which
make the lives of so many women
and growing girla miserable. Sold by
•11 medicine dealers or by mail at 50c
ji box or six boxes for $2.50 from The
Dr. Williams' Medicine Co., Brockville, Ont.
A  well-known  club man of Boston
' wns married during the early dnys of
the past winter to a charming Wellesley girl, who, of her many accomplish-
' ments is proudest of her cooking.
The husband returned 'ate one nfternoon to the home in Brobkline to
discover that iiis wife Mas "all tired
•out."
"You look dreadfully mtigued, little
-one," came from hubby, in,a sympathetic tone. *
"I am," wns the reply. "You see,
■dear, I heard you say that you liked
rabbit. So, curly this morning I went
to    the    market to get you  one.    1
i meant to surprise you with a broiled
rabbit for dinner; but I'm afraid
you'll have to' take something else.
I've been hard at work on the rabbit
• till day and I haven't got it more than
half picked."—Lippincott's.
New Meat Inspection Act
The custom prevailing among farmers throughout Canada of slaugntering
animals, paiticularly swine, upon
their own premises and selling car-
eases on the local market, is one
which entails more or less loss to tue
producer. Before the advent of packing establishments, the domestic trade
was supplied by the looal butchers,
who were necessarily compelled to
provide for future supplies, and, as a
result, the local markets were created.
Conditions have changed, however, the
local dealers no longer supplying the
domestic trade, which hns passed into tue linnets of tne paciung nouses,
wbicli a.'c now the distributing centers for meats. Packers can afford to,
and actually do pay higher prices and
sell at lower values than the local
butchers for reasons which are obvious when one considers that profits
are represented by the by-products.
The packers are adverse to buying
dressed carcases as they represent
smaller profits in by-products. Again,
dressed carcases are imperfectly
handled by the farmers, the meat in
many cases being bruised and unsightly; this, as well as improper
chilling, being deteirent to good
prices. Animals, especially hogs, require scientific chilling, otherwise
those parts which enter into the process of curing become sour and unfit
for market. Packers prefer to buy
their meats on the hoof, and for the
reasons set forth above, are able to
pay higher prices for the same.
In view, however, of the large trade
carried on in some parts of Canada,
more particularly during the fall and
winter, in dressed pork, as well as in
other dressed meats, attention may be
directed to one of tue requirements
of the regulations made under the
new Meat Inspection Act, which is
likely to have a considerable effect
on the business above referred to.
The Department of Agriculture at Ottawa having assumed the responsibility of inspecting and practically
guaranteeing the healthfulness of al'
meats and meat products sent out by
the packing houses must, of necessity, protect itself by making sure
thnt no diseased carcases Are permitted to enter these establishments. The
most effective way of preventing the
entry ■ of such d'seused meat is, of
course, the careful aiitemortem inspection provided for by the regulations, but. in view of the large trade
carried on in dressed carcases, and of
the fact that both farmers and packers have been in the habit of handling meats in this way. the officials
in charge of the enforcement of tne
act have decided to admit to the
establishment under inspection, dressed carcases under such conditions as
will enable them to judge witb reasonable certainty, as to whether the a„-
imal, prior to slaughter, was free
from cVsease. Provision has therefore been made for the admission on
inspection of dressed carcases, with
the head, heart, lungs and liver held
by their natural attachments, such
carcases to be inspected before entering the establishment, and if found
fit for food to be so marked and admitted for packing purposes, while if
found to be diseased, to be condemned and tanked.
This being the case, it is incumbent
upon every farmer bringing dressed
hogs or other animals to market to
remember that unless the carcases are
dressed in accordance with the regulation mentioned above, namely, with
these organs left in their proper positions, it will not be possible for the
representatives of the packing houses
to buy such carcases for use in any of
the establishments' coming under the
operation of the Meat and Canned
Goods Act.
The presence of the buyers or
agents of these establishments on our
local markets has always been, at least
to some extent, n safeguard against
possible attempts by local combinations of butchers and others to depress
the price of dressed meats, nnd it
will be well for producers to bear in
mind the new conditions, and when,
for any reasons, unable to market
their stock on hoof, hogs, as well as
other animals, in such a wnv as to
meet the requirements of the new
Act.
IS SAID TO HELP MANY
PREPARE   THIS   SIMPLE   RECIPE
AT   HOME   AND   TRV    IT
Druggists Here Say They Can Supply
the   Ingredients   or   Make   up
the   Mixture
Get from any prescription pharmacist  the  following:
Fluid Extract Dandelion, one-half
ounce; Compound Kargon, ono ounce;
Compound Syrup Sarsaparilla, three
ounces.
Shake well in a bottle and take a
teaspoonful dose after each mea. and
at  bedtime.
The above is considered by an eminent authority, who writes in a Montreal daily paper, as the finest prescription ever written to relieve Backache, Kidney Trouble, Weak Bladder
and a'l forms of Urinary difficulties.
This mixture acts promptly on the
eliminative tissues of the Kidneys,
enabling them to filter and strain the
uric acid and other waste matter from
the  blood which  causes rheumatism.
Some persons who suffer with' the
afflictions n.ny not feel inclined to
place much confidence in tbjs s.'nole
mixture, yet those who have tried it
say the results are simply surprising,
the relief being effected without tbo
slightest injury to the stomach or other organs.
Mix some and give it a trial. Tt
certainly comes highly recommended.
It is the prescription of an eminent
authority, whose entire reputation, it
is said, wns established by it.
New Use for Hubby
"My dear," said Mrs. Strongmind.
"I want you to accompany me to the
Town  Hall   tomorrow  evening."
"What for?" queried the meek and
lowly other half of the combine.
"I am to lecture on the 'Dark Side
of Married Life," explained Mrs.-S.,
"and I want you to sit on the P-ut-
form and pose as one of the illustrations."—Puck.
She had come into the store to buy
tol-ecloths, and sue stated in the beginning that she wanted something
"new."
The salesman wns patient, and
showed her everything in stock, but
nothing suited.
"Oh, dear." she exclaimed, fussily,
"haven't you anytning different?"
The clerk brought out one of the
discarded tablecloths that he bad put
back on the shelf, and snid with an
air of ..interest:
"Here is one of the very newest designs, madame. You see. the centre
is in the m'ddle and the border runs
right around the edge."
"Why. yes! Let me hove that one,"
she said, eagerly.
*V"        T«- -»
Accidents to your horses
may happen at any moment.
GF.T READY for emergent
llli.i_l-:ii_.
—iergenc.es.
Buy a bottle of
Fellows'
Essence
For Lameness in Horses
Only 50c. a bottle'—and saves
dollars worth of time by curing
lameness of every description.
At dealers, or from ' *
National Drug _ Chemical Co., Limited,
_. MONTREAL.
"J
"What do you want o' the editor?"
asked the office boy, biocking up the
doorway.
"I have a manuscript, poem." said
the long haired caller, "wliich I wish
to submit for his inspection."
The office bov closed the door, but
reappeared a  moment later.
"Nothin' doin'. We ain't printin'
no poetry now," he said, slamming
the door in the caller's face.
"Bard out!" exclaimed the poet,
tearing his hair.
"Chestnut!" yelled the boy over the
partition. "I've heard that 'un before."—Chicago Tribune.
Farrier Pasteriot (discussing literature with the new boarder)—Ther' wuz
one book thet my son Bill thought a I
heap  of,   when  he  wuz  t'   hum—all I
about swat tin' and  biffin'  an'  blood.
"One of those swashbuckler romances, I presume. Do you .recall
where  the  scene  Wns  laid?"
"Well, I took it t' be a Je sey story
from th' name of it. "Twits called
'The Three  Muskeeters.'"—Puck.
Be There a Will. Wisdom Points the
Way—The sick man pines for relief,
but he dislikes sending for the doctor, which means bottles of drugs never consumed. He has not the resolution to load his stomach with compounds which smell villainously and
taste worse. But if he hnve the will
to deal himself with his ailment, wisdom will direct his attention to Parmelee's Vegetable Pills, which as a
specific for indigestion and disorders
of the digestive organs, have no equal.
MODERN RAILWAY TRAVEL
Two Canadian Northern Railway
daily passenger trains are known as
the "Superior Express" and the "Alberta Express." The "Superior Express" runs daily between Port Arthur
and Winnipeg, connecting in Winnipeg wth the "Alberta Express" for
Edmonton and the principal points
in Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta. These trains are equipped with
an excellent dining and sleening car
service on the run from Edmonton
through to Port Arthur.
Anv aeent will be glad to furnish
full information or enquiries may be
addressed to C. W. Cooper, assistant
passenger nient. Canadian Northern
Railway,   Winnipeg.
Number of Chinese Abroad
According to the latest Chinese official investigation the total number
of Chinese in other countries is as follows, not including the students:—Ju-
pan, 16,673; Russian Asia, 37,000;
Hong Kong, 314,301; Siam, 2,755,600:
Burmah, 134,560; Europe 1,760; Korea
11,200; Formosa, 74,506; Philippines.
83,785; Africa, 8,200; America, 272,820.
Total, 6,703,829.—Shanghai Mercury.
Mother Graves' Worm Exterminator is pleasant to take; sure and effectual in destroying worms. Many have
tried it with best results.
Cuest—-Waiter, bring me some rice
pudding.
Walter—Boss, I enn't jess recommend de rife ouddin' to-day.
Guest—What's the matter with  it?
Waiter—Nutiin, 'ct.pt dar ain't none.
—Textile  World.
"What side do you generally take
when your wife gets into an argument
with someone else?"
"Outside. It's safer."—Milwaukee
Sentinel.
A SENSIBLE MERCHANT.
Bear Island, Aug. 26, 1S03.
Minard's Liniment Co., Limited.
Dear Sirs,—Y'our traveller is here
to-day and we are getting a large
quantity of your MINARD'S LINIMENT. We find it the best liniment
in the market, making no exception.
We have been in business 13 years
aiid have handled all kinds, but have
dropped them all but your's; that
sel's itself; the others have to be
pushed to get rid of.
M. A. HAGERMAN.
Why go limning a- i wliinintr about
your corns, when a TB cent bottle of
Hollowav's Corn C';"e will remove
them? Give it„a trial and you will
not regret  it.
Many a man who .demands justice
would wince for- mercy if lie got it.
Minard's Liniment Cures Dandruff
"Will you have this here woman to
be your lawful wedded wife?"
"That's what I 'lowed I would."
"Will you love, honor and obey
her?"
"Ain't you got that switched 'round,
parson?" said the bildegroo.n.
"John!" said the bride-elect, "don't,
you reckon the parson knows his
business?    Answer the question!"
"Yes, sir," said the bridegroom,
meekly, "I reel-on I'll have to!"—Atlanta Constitution.
Minard's  Liniment  Cures  Burns, »tc.
An old physician of the last generation was noted for bis brusque manner and old-fashioned methods. One
time a lndy called him in to treat her
baby who was slightly ailing. The
doctor  prescribed  castor  oil.
"But, doctor," protested the young
mother, "castor oil is such an old-
fashioned remedy."
"Madame," replied the doctor,
"babies are old-fashioned things."—
Ladies' Home Journal.
Have you ever noticed how curious-
ity often hides behind the mask of
sympathy?
She—What! Miss Plainleigh going
to be married ! Whew! That proves
what I've alwnys said; no matter how
ugly or ill-mannered n girl is, she can
nlways find some fool to marry her.
Who is the poor man?
Jim—Me!—London  Regiment.
ENGLISH 8PAVIN LINIMENT removes
nil hnrd, soft or calloused lumps and
blemishes from horses, blood spavin,
curbs, splints, ringbone, sweeney, stifles,
sprains, sore and swollen throat, oouehs,
etc. Save $50_,by use of one bottle. Warranted the most wonderful BlcmiJfi Cure
ever known.
DOPDS   v
KIDNEY^
%\ PILLS ■*
Kidney"
S^«fac
"I say, old chap, you nre well off
you can afford to do a kind action.'
"What do you want me to do?"
"Lend two louis to our friend, Sat-
urnin."
"What does he want them for, do
you know?"
"To pay me what he owes me."—
Nos Loisirs.
I Carriage doesn't alwr.ys broaden a
man s mind, but it frequently flattens
out liis "pocketbook. Have you ever
noticed that.
A man never knows how little lie
knows until a woman begins to hnnd
out to him information.
W.   N.    U.   No.   659
Wise is the man who e*pects the
unexpected to happpen and is prepared for it.
Haiduppe—Say, old man, do you
really believe there is such a thing us
hard luck?
Cynicusse Certainly; otherwise,
how is it that whenever I have $5 in
my pocket I happen to meet you?—
Wall Street Bulls and Bears.
Prevent Disorder. — At the first
symptoms of internal disorder, Parmelee's Vegetable Pills should be ie-
sotted to immediately. Two or tliree
of these Salutary pellets, taken before
going to bed, followed by doseB of one
or two pills for two or three nights in
succession, will serve as a preventive
of attacks of dyspepsia and all the
discomforts which follow in the train
of that fell disorder. The means are
simple when the way is known.
It's hf*gh finance if you win, but
its highway robbery if tho othc .ol
low wins.
"Well," asked Stinjay, "what do
you think of the cigar? My doctor es-
peciaally recommended thnt brand to
nie."
"H'm!" coughed Knox, "tio he
wants to cure you of the tobacco habit
eh?—Philadelphia Press.
Tripping Over Its Own Feist
According to Mr. Sargent, the commissioner-general oi immigration,
American labor is engaged in the complicated enterprise ot tiyiug to lift itself with one hand while holding itself
down with the other. He says that
"the fact that the United States pays
higher wages than any other country
on earth  brings immigrants here."
Of the truth of that statement there
can be no doubt. Some of our immigrants come for other reasons, bui the
inducement to the great majority is
the possibility of getting two dollars a
day instead of two dollars a week.' If
our business slackens and wages fall
I the tide of immigration shows at once
the close   watch  which  the emigrant
I keeps  on  the  American  wage  scale.
| The number o' arrivals lessens and
many of those of earlier arrivals go |
j home with a little bundle of savings. '
I Labor fights steadilv for higher wages
and almost as steadily opposes immigration. It puts up the premium and
strives to beat back the hands which
reach out to seize it.
Labor's ideal is monopoly of the labor market. It would limit the number of workers and so force from the
community a higher wage than that
compelled by competition. It may be
only a coincidence and it may be the
operation of an economic law, but the
fact is that never in our history have
wages been so high as during the last
Sew years, the period of our heaviest
immigration. Labor is disposed to
overlook the fact that immigrt-i.ts
bring mouths to feed and backs to
clothe, as well as brawn. It appears
not' to see that the producers who
frighten it are also consumers to ke ;p
it busy.
Labor logic is a good deal of a mystery anyway. Sometimes it goes o
the point; sometimes it has the trie*
of stumbling over its own feet.—N.
Y. Sun, September 19.
Unshrinkable
Underwear
can't ravel.
It is knitted
machines
that lock every
stitch.
Wc stand ready
to give you a new
garment for any Stanfield's
Underwear that ravels,
just as we will replace any
Stanfield's Underwear
that shrinks.
Sizes from 12 to 70 inch
chest—in light, medium
and heavy winter weights.
Your dealer will .ikcly have
your size and weight. If
not, he can get them for you.
134
SUtDD-K UDOTED      •      TttUHO. N.S.
"Does your wife assist you in your
work?" queried the horse reporter.
"I see her at your desk often."
"Yes," replied the self-confessed
humorist. "She destroys all my wife
and mother-in-law jokes."—Chicago
Daily News.
There was a dinner partv at the
Mayor's, and the servant had the misfortune to drop the turkey when
bringing it in.
"It is all right, ma'am," she cried,
with great sangfroid, picking up the
turkey and going out with it. "I will
bring in tlie other one."—Lustige
Blaetter.
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They Cure  Rhe-umatism
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Try Gin Pills on our guarantee that they
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WINNIPEG, MAN. THE ADVOCATE. VANCOUVER. BRITISH COLUMBIA-
Cagesftbry&arftets
•    *** '
YOUNG M. tUCH had always longed
to be famous. His father had
died when he was. bjit a child,
leaving him quite wealthy. But he
was not satislied with having lots of
money; he wishe_ to huve the whole
world  know  and  praise  him.
At last the long-sought-for idea
carte to him. He would build the
l>lf_ test telescope In the world—such
.•in instrument as would enable you to
nee clearly all the heavenly bodies in
our universe.
He poured over massive volumes, day
and night, until his plans were completed. Then he called together an
nriny "t workmen and the work was
commenced.
For six long years the artisans
toiled. At the end of that time they
had finished building the mammolh
telescope. It was three miles long—
of such a length that when  the end
THE MAMMOTH TELESCOPH
waB raised, snow and ice fathered
around lt, so far above the ground
was it.
The dav had come when it was to
be officially put into use. Most learned scientists were invited to be
among the flrst to gaze at the sky
through this wonderful instrument.
Bands played and immense crowds
gathered. The mysteries of the heavens were to be mysteries no longer;
not the smallest star could now escape the eye.
Swelling with importance and with
the Joy of at last realizing his ambitions, Mr. Rich advanced to take
the first peep through the glass,
while the multitude gazed in awe.
Kor a full minute he looked. Then
he strode toward the learned men, his
eyes shining.
"What do you see " they demanded,
excitedly.
"Oh," said he, "two vast caverns, and
between them a great prominence, like
a huge boulder."
One after another of the wise men
came forward lo look. Their descriptions all agreed with those of Mr. Rich,
except that some added that the boulder
was of peculiar ugliness, and noted
other  features.
Last of all, a young Russian took h;s
turn at the glass. For fully five minutes he looked. The others began to
grow impatient, when he suddenly
turned around, and burst into laughter.
"What ails the man?" "He must have
been strangely affected by what he has
seen!" "He is making us ridiculous. '
These were some of the comments of the
other scientists.
When the young Russian had manage*
to control his laughter he stepped forward totward the group of wiseacres.
"Gentlemen," said lie, "you have been
looking at your own faces in the glass.
The construction of the telescope has
apparently been faulty, so . that the
blackness beyond tliis lens has served
merely to make lt a mirror." *
The scientists begnn to realize that by
their descriptions they had only been
making sport of themselves. They left
In a huff.
No sooner did the crowd learn that
the telescope was not a success than
their indignation rose to such a pitch
that they mobbed tlie poor man who
wished fOT greatness.
Mr. Rich was now very poor. Hin
dreams of greatness were all vanished.
HOW THET LOOK WHEN COMPLETED
IN THE construction of good cages
for squirrels, chipmunks or white
rats, you need nothing more than
a small quantity of wire cloth, tin
boxes and  wood.
Figure 1 Is a simple house to make.
Cut the baseboard twenty-eight inches
long, fifteen inches wide and one inch
and a  quarter   thick.
Ten inches from one end saw off
strips so that the end will be six inches
in width. Eleven Inches from this end
erect a square partition, covered with
tin, so that the animals will be unable
to gnaw the wood at the edges or
around the hole that leads to tiie cylinder for exercising. Tacks mny also be
.driven around  this hole to protect it..
At the wide end of the board drive
a wicket made of stout wire or quarter-
inch wire rod. Tack the wire cloth to
the backboard and wire lt to the wicket.
Along tlie edges of the baseboard bore
holes into which the wires of the netting may slip at the bottom. A door
made of wire cloth is hung on hinges,
soldered to  the  galvanized cloth.
At the small end of tlie bnsebonrd
attach a wedge-shaped piece of-wood,
six inches broad at the bottom and two
Inches broad at the top. Nail a connecting strip from the top of tliis wedge
to tiie top of the backboard.
An exercising cage is made of straight
wires or wire cloth with wooden or-
tin ends. It ls supported between the-
wedge-shaped upright and the back oV
tlie Cage.
Figure 2 shows another form of aquli-
rel cage, which boasts at one end a
shelter made from an inverted tin
cracker box.
Who Began Itf
Willie had just received a severe
whipping.
"Mamma," said he, "did your mother ever whip you?"
"I was punished when I was
naughty," his mother replied.
"And was ; he whipped by her-
mother?"
"Yes, dear,"
Willie reflected deeply. "Well, I'd"
llke to know who started It, anyway," He exclaimed, finally.
Dog Was There. —
Wilfred—Papa! papa! the pigs are
out   of  the  pen!
Father—Well, why don't you call the
dog?
Wilfred—Oh, he's sittin' on 'em.
Something Came Out.
Uoy—I was up watching the eggs in-
Farmer Jones'  incubator,  ma.
Mother—Did anything come out?
Roy—Farmer Jones did — and he
chased us, too.
SAlLfaiSAMHYIglAHPSiaiG
__..-..___._. _ _ »
An Outing at the Shore
TO THE seashore one day—just a short time
ago—
There came Sally and Sammy nnd Sue;
And the sights  that they saw were so wondrous, you know,
That I really must show them to*tyou.
Old King Neptune, the ruler of ocean, was there.
With a greeting so hearty for all.
"Oh, I'm still living here, and I don't think I'd care
Change my throne, or my home elsewhere call."
Witb a smile as he spoke, to them freedom he gave
Of the beach, with its creatures so queer,
And to wade in the ripples that broke from each wave,
Though they careful must be, he made clear.        "mn
Now, the| tales that I'm telling   I   'spose  you've   oft
he.drd—
'Bout the waves, ond the beach, and the rest—
But the more reason, then, you   should   list   to each
word,
For the talcs most repeated are best.
HERE'S no use talkln'. We
haven't been half a crowd
since we lost our cave. Since
then we haven't had f. real secret meet-
ing-pWce, and what good's a band of
robbers if they haven't a den?"
Skinny wa? disgusted. Tliere was no
doubt nbout that. So, too, was every
other member of the "Bloody Robbers."
"S'pose we hunt a place, like the
'Pirates'." suggested Bill Katie.
"Thay've got a dandy island somewhere
in tlte creek.    No one's yet been able li
Taking it for granted that Mr. Brown
would give his consent, they loosed hia
hoat from its moorings and poled their
way up the stream.       *.
All this time they kept a wary lookout,
lest any "Bloody Pirate" become acquainted with their whereabouts. The
island was to be a secret gathering-
place, understand, and they didn't want-
any "Pirate" a-moseying around.
"Oh, say, let's try tha,t Island over
there—the one with those trees." Hughie
Dougherty pointed toward a neat llttle
Sally
Sammy
/^HARMING, winsome Sail}
^       Little mother, she;
By the waves though dally;
Careful yet she'd be.
For, though very daring,
Challenging each wave,
Still, it's kind of wearing
Making two behave.
(UlERRY, careless Sammy,
Building castles grand;
Hunting after "clammy"
Cast up on the sand.
Spying 'cross the ocean,
Miles und miles to sea;
Now ho has the notion
He'll a sailor be.
Sue
PRETTY, tiny Susie,
*      Making "lovely pie";
See, she's pictured, "moosie,"
Dog and "gee" nearby.
Naught is tliere of trouble
For this little maid;
Now she's chasing "bubble"—
Hterself a bubble strayed
Fun in1 Sea and on the Beach
N
EVER had the three such fun—
Out into the sen they'd run;
After them the waves would race,
Angrily to give them chase.
Sister Sally was so fleet—
Sammy, too, swift on his feet;
Oft they dared the waves "once more"
Catch them as they dashed for shore.
Beaches all, you understand,
Shells contain, and glorious sand
'Specially for girls and boys—
Making "bestest" sort of toys.
I
Hunting close for tiny crab,
Sand, instead, they'd mostly grab:
Seeing crab haste quick away—
In his pool he dare not stay.
Sally Wonders
"THEY call it a "tide";
" I wonder why.
To ask '■   I've tried—
Ther.     no reply.
The horses, maybe,
Of Neptune old
Are "tied" to the sen—
r- Then back it's rolled!
Sammy Wonders
A   BREAKER,  they  say
^^       Is near the shore.
Why "breaker," I pray?
I'll nsk once more.
Because—yes, it must
Be thul. alas!—
Of ships it'll "bust"
That tlirough it pass?
The Visit Ends
Sue Wonders
T WONDER—oh, dear!
And you could tell;
Bad wave, you're so queer,
And crool ns well—
Dess why (now don't wun!)
"Oeenn," folks sny.
Snid he:  "Why, 'o-sliun'
Just means, 'stay 'wny''"
/   "III"-.-*! HKLP!  HELP!  YOU  FELLOWS!"
find it. either." s
"Good idea. We'd h<- able to have
eome grent wnti'r'ights with 'em if
we had n good IslM" commented Pete
Hamilton.
Skinny though 'or ■ moment. "Well,
all you reilowjphat don't huve to work
he ut Winn' " hayloft ut 1 o'clock.
We'll b'irriiv Brown's nlil punt nnd piul-
BUT the day passed so quickly to Sal, Sam and Sue And so now came the time for a last snd good-bye
That it ended before it began— To tho plnee that held wonders so fair.
So, I'm sure, it would seem hnd among tliem They departed from Neptune witb many a sigh,
been you— And the promise to often come there.
For the sand of the hourglass "just rnn."
7Ze^gMe®vcfandffi<&t1tteff/i/
S7tfer 6fo tfurter/fy
rf/mosf J553 Mm     t
/>/r. PeVcA- P&LmZ ofa^S'   P
"BILL KANfit'S DOWN TIII-illM."
die up the creek, P'raps wo can nnd
Hit; right sort o' plnee."
Promptly nt the hour named every
member ofthe "Robbers" answered roll-
call* ".'would be unwlie to ask how
in;, ny chores had been h-lt undone nt
home or the number of errand* neglect-*
i' What hud noble brigands to do
•■(th chores, anyway?
Island,  of Just  the  right* size  for com- .
fort able headquarters.
Silently they pushed the punt up to it,
and then cautiously stole up the sloping
bank.
It certainly was n (Ine place. A row
of trees running completely mound In a
circle, close to the bank, formed a.
screen that hid the interior altogether.
"Help!  help! belp, you fellows!"
Every one Jumped. Although the cry
was muflled, it seemed to eome from
some one near them.
Jt was Skinny who located the voice
and its owner.' 'Tome here, fellows!'"
he called.
Forcing their way through the underbrush, they found him binding over a.
deep hole/
"Hill Kane's down thore," said he;
"and we gut to throw blm a rope or
somothing, 'cause he says it's loo deep
to    got Out al inc.'*
"Hurry Up, yon tellers!' enme from he-
low,  rousing all  to  action.
A sturdy branch was lowered, and Bill
was finally drawn  up,
Once he was up. Bill wanted to go
down again.
Dropping a biasing twig Into the hole,
Skinny peered below.
"Gosh, fellows! It's a regular cave--
fitted up with tallies and everything.
Bet it's tho 'Pirates1 ' cave!"
Upon investigation they discovered
I his to be a fact, and even found a
ladder hidden nearby with which tht
"Pirates" were wnnt to descend and
ascend in entering and leaving tho
cavern."
As   they  Stealthily  ft>ok   their depurt- i
ure.  Skinny whli-pered:
"Course we don't want (heir enve— hut
won't , wo be able to s'prlse thom,
though, some time!"
Rvery "Bloody Robber" nodded triumphantly.
__£__ r
THE ADVOCATE, VANCOUVEE, BRITISH COLUMBIA.
—Dec. 7,  1907—
Local Items.
Oonrt Vanconver, Independent Order
of Foresters, will meet on Monday evo-
ning in Oddfellows' Hall,
Vancouver Council No. 21 la, Canadian Order of Chosen Friends will
meet next Thursday eveuing.
"The Advocate" wishes any carelessness in delivery reported to the Office,
telephone nl405.
DAINTY CHINA CHRISTMAS
.fl ICTC  Attractive displays from the best facto-
" IF ly lies of two Continents fill our store.
Beautiful yet inexpensive gifts are shown here in thousands.   We can
mention bnt a few—
Cups and Saucers, Fruit Bowls,
Salad Bowls, Jugs,
Cream and Sugars, Tea Sots,
Dinner Sets, Vases, Etc.
Come iii if only to look. t
Buchanan & Edwards
662 664 Granville St.
'Phone 2021.
The STARK
SHOE STORE
51 Hastings street west
The Stark Purchasing Power—
OWNING and operating the two
largest Shoe Stores in Vanconver,
we are in a position to bny at close
prices and we buy direct from the
Manufacturer.
No middle man's proflts. Fay any
price yon like for a STARE Shoe from
$1.00 to $8.00, whether for Child or
Adult, and you get better value at the
Stark Store than is possible elsewhere.   .
Edward STARK, the Shoeman
Tho Largest Retailer ot Bopts and Shoes in Canada.
Local Items.
Henry Birks Sons, Ltd., have their
Xmas ad. in this paper, which it will
be to your advantage to read.
I   The B. C. Cafe opens Monday in
the Mason Block with   white cooks
and everything new and clean. See
ad. in this paper.
Mr. P. G. Drost expects to leave
soon for Redlands, Cal., to spend
Christmas with Mrs. Drost and stepson, Mr. Harold Sim, who are spend-
lug the winter in California.
"The Advocate" readers are asked to
assist in making the personal and local
items as oomplete as possible. Send or
phone items
Shoes
at Wholesale
Prices
*«0*0*4r0**a***0000000**00**e    We have just pnt in stook 160 pairs
MINISTER MTLES FINE SHOES tor Men nnd Women.
These were Travelers' Samples—nobby, stylish, and No. 1 Quality.   We bought
at a big discount for cash and we are selling them at Wholesale Prices.
MEN'S BOOTS-$4.00 to |6.00. f   ADIES' BOOTS—$8.60 to $5.00.
Vici Kid and Box Calf Boots from        I    Vici Kid and Patent Boots from
$8.75 to $8.06.       ■""* $2.10 to $8 60.
—Step in and see them,—
YOUR CHRISTMAS GIFTS
If yon are in doubt what to give, jnst take 6, look through our stock, and you
will see some very suitable and serviceable gifts.
Furnishings for Men.
Boots repaired.
Boots and Shoes for Everybody.
Clothes cleaned and pressed.
John McAllister
Successor to W. T. Mumhy.
2416 Westminster avenue. Mt. Plaasant.
YOUR FAMILY
will appreciate the quality and
fine flavor of all the Meat you purchase
at this Market, We make it our unceasing endeavor to satisfy eaoh and
every customer, aud feel sure yon will
be pleased with all the Meats yon order
from this Market.
The INDEPENDENT
F. Tit. BILLS,
Manager.
Tel. 8817.  Prompt Deliver**",
2446 Westminster avenue.
MARKET
Bread
*000*****0*0*0**f****e
Cakes
*00**0*0r**f0r*4r***4T****
Pastry
0*0*0f0***r0r**r**0***0***a
The Best
t*******0****0*0r*0** '
Hanbury, Evans
& Co.'s
0414 Westminster avonue, Mt. Pleasant
'Phone 448.
6-room Houso on Westminster avenne, $0,500, ,'W cash. Mrs R. Whitney,
24ii0 Westminster aveuuo.
FURNITURE
CARPETS
UPHOLSTERING
Morrison
Mt. PLEASANT
FTJRNITUiEtE STORE.
Corner Sixth and Westminster avenues.
YOU OAN GET THAT SUIT MADE
as BRIGHT as NEW
at Chas.  SYMONS' TAILOR SHOP
Ninth & Westminster aves., Up-stairs
Cleaniug, Pressing, Repairing
and Dyeing. TRY HIM.
Get your work done at the
GLASGOW  BARBER
SHOP
2 doors from Hotel
Frank Underwood, Proprietor.
BRTHS—_!ath room fitted with Porcelain    BatiT.    Tub    aud all   modern
conveniences.
Xmas Toys
Come into Stanley's
and select your Xmas Gifts.    Everything for Old aud Young.
Mt, Pleasaut people will find it to
their advantage   to visit   TOYLAND
on tho Hill, as every article is below
down-town prices.
OPEN every- evening till Xmas,
*****0****00*0*******00*0*
t
Wm. STANLEY & CO.
Mt. Pleasant Wallpaper Store
Ninth and Westminster aves. Northern Bank Block
Phono a 1605
Great 8 Day
Clearance Sale
7th
of Dry Goods and Millinerv—Friday Nov. 29th to Dec.
Now Going On
Sweeping reductions on everything to insure quick selling.
ta«   M   DffcRFDT-sflN *30» Westminster ave.
JUO.   I I.  KVSUL-I- I JVIl/        Royal Bank Building.
Local Items.
Mr. A. H. Hatch was a visitor to
Victoria and Seattle the past week.
The Ladyware Co., Ltd., 410 Hastings street west, are having a sale
of furs which is attracting wise buyers. Prices to suit every purse, from
$1 to $30. Nothing nicer
Xmas present
on 4th page.
for    an
Read advertisement
The Woman's Bakery have an ad.
in this issue, which announces they
will take orders for Xmas cakes,
etc. This popular business has
grown remarkably sines starting two
years ago in a modest way in a small
store. During the past year the
bwners were compelled to move Into
larger quarters where Increased facilities have been added to supply
jthe. demand for the fine bread and
cakes made by this popular bakery.
A hundred extra chairs had to be
brought in at the Methodist Church
on Sunday evening last, the attendance being greater than on the previous    Sunday    evening.    Rev.  J.  P.,
Optimism is the faith that leads to
achievement; nothing can be done
without hope.—Helen Keller.
Many a man is waiting for an inspiration who would find success at
once if he was not so afraid of a
little perspiration.—Henry   F. Cope.
Ordain for thyself forthwith a
certain form and type of conduct,
which thou shalt maintain, both
alone, and, when it may chance,
among men.—Eplctetus.
Every right action and true
thougbt sets the seal of its beauty
on person and face.—Ruskin.
Fear-thought, the arch-enemy of
mankind, can be eliminated from the
habit of thought—can be    entirely
Westman has as large congregation eradicated; but not by repression.—
as any other minister in Vancouver 1 Horace Fletcher.
and far greater    than    many.    His
sermons are practical expositions of
Christian doctrine and are inspiring
Do not   subscribe.    Borrow    your
neighbor's paper.    Be a sponge. Look
in tone, being delivered in a spirit of up tne advertisers and trade with the
1 other fellow.   Be a chump.
I    Never hand in a news Item, and
I criticize anything in the paper. Be a
enthusiastic sincerity.
Orders taken for all kinds of Commercial Printing at "The Advocate"
Offlce.
FINE LOTS in Sonth Vanconver;
$50.00 cash; price $150.00; Airs, R.
Whitney, 2450 Westminster avenue.
coxcomb.
Tell your neighbor that he pays
too much for the paper. Be a
squeeze.
If you can't get a hum on your
anatomy and help make the paper a
success, be a corpse.
The regular meeting of the Mt.
Pleasant W. C. T. U. will be held in
their new home, the cosy parlor of
Mt. Pleasant Presbyterian Church,
on Tuesday, 10th inst., at 3 p. m.
The meetings are growing in interest
and attendance. All ladies are
earnestly requested to attend. At
the last meeting the union was
l'avored with a vleit from Mrs. Dr.
YcVimanB, of Winnipeg, who gave a
ver/ earnest heart to heart talk. As
Mrs. Yeomans has been In active
work i'u connection with the W. C.
T. V. fo'r many years in other provinces, he.? experience is large and
her addretwes are always helpful
and Inspiring. v     ...
Eaoh seperate •dvcrtize.ment in this
paper has its sep.ttato errand to per-
form—look thom ov 9t.
EIGHT LOTS, 50x.t# tees*; 6-room
honse; orchard, chicken tuns; line viow,
splandid location within Ave .minutes
walk of tram lino, oowbi'*ing advantages of oity and country hiWie; $1,800
cash handles this fine propert) '>k
8450 Westminste.- im noe
HELLO!
Is that 2306—R. Porter & Sons?
Xmas ?   We  shall
Also Geese,  Ducks
YES.
Will we have Turkey   for
and as nice as you can buy.
and Chicken's, and good fat Veal, Mutton and
the best Beef that can be procured in B. C
We are sure to please you this Xmas as well as
we have done in the past.   You can depend on
the prices being right.   Our aim is to please.
KING'S
flarket
3321 Westminster avenue.
I. S. ncMullen, Manager.

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