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 Mt Pleasant Advo
Devoted to the interests of Mt. Pleasant ind South Vancouver.
Plkasant,   Vancouvkr,   B.C.,   Saturday, Dkc,   1,   1006.
<EiontK Y«_k.)   Vol. 8, No. 40j
Gold Crowns
Bridge Work
A Bridge showing the four front teeth replaced by crowning the
eye-tooth with Porcelaine Crowns—the most natural of all Dental
work knowu to tho profession.     ,
Give ns a call and let us show you Samples of Our Work.
147 Hastings st.
Office Hours: 8 a.m., to 9 p. m.
Telephone 1586.
Sundays 9 a. m.,  to 2 p. m.
We are making extensive
alterations to our premises,
thus practically doubling
our floor space. •
After the holidays, onr improvements will tako ou a
permanent air, but in tho
meantimo we will havo
temporary improvements
Which will add vory largely
to our equipment for handling the. holiday rush. ThiB
work which iB now goiug
on does uot in any way interfere, with our regular buBi-
nest.lifo. and you can como
at any time and shop with as
much comfort as of yoro.
Corner Hastings and Granville Sts.
Official Watch Inspector C. P. R.
&SF Subscribers are requested to
report any carelessness in the delivery
of "The Advocate."
The Iron Oil Food
A Perfect Emulsion of
Coil Liver Oil, Iron and
Increases the weight,
Builds uy the system,
Enriches the blood.
$1 a bottlo
M. A. W. Co.
nt. Pleasant Branch.
'Phone 790.     Free Delivery.
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Visit our store and see the Raisins, Currants, Figs, Mixed Peels, with
everything for making yonr Xmas Cakes.
Better advice is—Uo it right now.
Best advice is—Purchase AT once;.
Purchase while yon havo a good Fresh Stock to select from.
Fresh Croam every day SOc per pint.
J. P. Nightingale & CO.
Westminster & Seventh Aves.   Mt. Pleasant.
Telephone  1360.
Central Meat
Ninth ave. & Westminster road.
Meat of all   kinds continually
on hand
Poultry and Game   iu season.
Best   of   Vegetables   on   the
Woodrow &
*   Williams
PtiASK Trimble, Manager.
Telephone 984.   Prompt Delivery.
Lawn Grass Seeds
Clover and Timothy Seeds,
Pratt's Poultry aud Animal Foods,
Pratt's Lice Killer,
Holly Chick Food, BeefHcraps, Etc.
SWPITH Corner   NINTH ivenut  &
DO IT NOW I—If not already a Sub
ember te "The Advocate" become one
•***>.  Only $1 for is months.
Telephone *,! 0 B 7.
Mt. Pleasant Branch
Capital *3.00O.0OO.   Reserves {8.487.000.
Accounts may be opened with
One Dollar.
V to 8 o'clock.
W. A. Schwartz,  Manager.
Before starting oa a shopping tour,
look ovor tho advertisements la £h.
Local Items.
For Local News Read Tan A_Vocate
Do not forget St. Michael's Church
Bu-saar for December 6th, in Oddfellows' Hall.
Flint's Bromo Grippe—best onre for
cold in  the  head—25c  a box  at the
M. A. W. Oo.'b Postoffloe Drng Store,
s— :oi—*——
Work on the new Methodist Church,
corner of Tenth and Ontario, is progressing rapidly; already the building
presents an imposing appearance.
The Woman's Auxiliary aud the
Girl's Guild of St. Michael's Churoh
will hold a Bazaar and Supper on Wednesday Dec. 5th, in Oddfellows' Hall,
Mt. Pleasant.
Rev. Chas. Ladner will preach in the
morning. In the evening the Rev. Geo.
H. Morden will preach. Song service
after the evening service.
Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Rnmmel have
moved from their late residence to
No. 74 Tenth avenue, corner of Manitoba street. Mr. Rummel is building a
fine residence iu ^the West End which
will be completed in the sgriug.
Sale of Ladies' Skirts at cost for two
weeks only  at  Mrs. W. W.   Merkley,
Westminster avenue, near 7th.
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WANTED: a nurse girli Apply during ttje morning to Mrs. u. H. Wilson,
406 Eighth aveuue, east.   (
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Tbe pastor, Rev. Herbert W. Piercy,
will preach Sunday morning and evening. Moruiug subject: "Pentecost."
Eveuiug subject: "God's Ijfercy."
Young Men's Bible C-aBtyxnd Snnday
School 2:130 p. m
Tho Strider Shoes for Meh are pronounced iu style, rare In quality and
superior iu workmanship. Thoroughly
roUable and contains all that anybodv
can give for $6.00.—R. MILLS, 119
Hustings street, west.
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The Coucert and Vaudeville Entertainment, by the Mt. Pleasant Musical
Society Bund on Thursday evening was
a most enjoyable affair The program
was good, the opening selection by the
Band was played iu dashing style. The
soloists wero recalled ' by insistent
encores. The Mandolin Club played
excellently. Mr. Fletcher and the
Tomlin Kids were heartily enjoyed iu
Baujo selections. Tho "Stump Speech"
by Prof. Wade made a big hit, likewise
"Trumps on tho Rampago" by the
Wade Troupe. The hall was packed
aud every number on the program
rocoived an encore. If tho Mt. PleiiBant
Band will give another Concert 111 the
near future, they nre assured of liberal
7-roomed House, two lots 50x120-ft.
ench, fenced j fruit trees: flowing woll
17 feet deep; prico 12.800, (f800ouih),
terms to snit. A new houso and not
very far from carliuo.
MrB. R. Whitney, 2444 Westminster
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Conservative Workers of Wnrd V.
will meet at S McCIny'B Office, corner
Westmiuster rood and Seventh nvenue,
on MONDAY eveuing «t 8 o'oloek.
L. O. h.
The annual election of officers will be
the main feature of the regular meeting
of Mt. Pleasnnt L. O. L. No. 1842, on
Thursdny evening next. bee 6th, All
members are urgently requested tp be
present. A social hour or two will follow the election of officers.
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AU kinds—all prices.   Air-tights froa. *».W upi
in fact, everything for the homei
We are always pleased to have yoll call Msd lUtHiet bur stoek.
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! I    HOUSE
Just received a ship lier) t Of
Honse Slippers for Mch,
Women and Children. The
assortment is hard to beat,
and they aro luarked at
prices to sell quickly.
Ranging from 350 to $1.60
per pair.
SBB Us for MEN'S
Men's Clothes Pressed and
2415 Wostminster avenne
Mt. Pleasant.
'The Advocate" 6 months for 50c.
We believe that there is nothing
too good for the sick. Our aim
therefore is to get the BEST
drugs and chetnicals from the
Best Manufacturers.
Nothing but the Highest Quality
of drugs go into onr prescription
work, and our experience of over
25 years ill compounding prescriptions is a guarantee that the
work will bo the very bost,
Have your medicines put up by
us. Our prices are reasonable
and onr quality can't be beat.
Come, send or telephone* We keep
evory thing for the sick.
& Co. Ltd.
Drug Store
Cor. Seventh fa Westminster
AV_--_rt. 'Phono aa-»6,
New Xmas Fruits
Raisins, Currants,  Peels, Figs, Dates,  Shelled Almonds,,
Afib Pure Spices and Extracts.'»
Good Apples $1 per box  . Genuine Ashcfoft Potfttes.
H. O. Lee,
2425  Westminster Ave.
'Phone 322
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1     King's fleat flarket     }
R. Porter & Sons.       2321 Westminster Ave.
Wholesale and Retail
' i Dealers in all kinds of FBEBH and Salt Meats.    Fresh Vegetables always
J * ou hand.   Orders solicited from all parts of Mount Pleasant and Fairview.
1J Prompt Delivery.   FRESH FISH DAILY.   Poultry in season.
JI Tel. 2808.
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The last whiff of Our Cigars is as good as the first.   Come here J:
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for your cigars and avoid disappointment. j;
SOFT DRINKS and CANDIES always fresh, J
2448 Westminster avenue jj
Subscribers are reqnaited to report
any carelessness in tho delivery of this
Best Creamery
from $1.00 to $1 50
per box
McKinnon & Gow,
146 Ninth Ave. Opposite No.8 Fire Hall
Telephone nl 448. Prompt delivory.
$3*000, l/i cash—will buy
44m ft, front on
Westminster ave.
{Good business property.
Mr*. Jl. Whitney, 24*4 Westminster aye.
of Commerce
Deposits of One Dollah and upward'
received and Interest allowed thereon.
Bank Money Orders issued.
A General Banking Business
OFFICE HOURS: 10a. m. to 8 p. re
Satchday6! 10 a.m. to 12 m.,7 tO'8 p.m.
East tnd Branch
444 Westminster
"The Advocate'' wisbes any onrricw*
ness in delivory reported U> th"
telephone uuoi
Olive's Courtship
Author of "A Cruel Revenge," " A Forbidden Marriage," "A Beautiful Coquette/'"The      -       ♦
Heiress of Cameron Hall" %
Oscar Glendenning wns quickly removed to a hoti'l across the way.
the doctor following to render him
ull the nssistniicii in his power; but,
despite all his eflorts. and the efforts
ni the council of doctors that .were
hastily summoned, the stranger sunk
They were greatly troubled over
hiin, for there wus nothing whatever
about, him to reveal his identity, and
if they failed to bring him to consciousness for even a few moments,
to tell the whereabouts of his friends,
they would be obliged to bury him
in  a namesless grave.
At length their strenuous exertions
were rewarded. He opened his eyes
in a dazed way, looked in bewilderment about him. and at the strange
faces around  his beaside.
"What is the matter?" he asked,
struggling to gain a sitting posture;
but he fell back with a terrible groan
of excruciating pain, and before they
could answer hiin, he went on. "Oh,
I remember—I reiui'inbcr; I fell from
the step of the train—it gave a lurch.
Have I sustained any serious injury?
I—I wnnt to know the truth—1 must
know it,"
The doctors looked at one another,
and one of them made a sign to his
companions, and then turned to
Glendenning,   saying:
"It i« better that you know tho
truth and the worst. Your ense is
beyond all earthlv aid- You are sinking rapijUy with each fast-fleeting
moment. When tho powerful stimulant which wc administered to you
to bring you to consciousness has
worn away, you will fall immediately into an unconscious state again,
and then you will pass nway."
"You are quite sure?" breathed
Glendenning, huskily.
They all bowed  assent.
A great sob broke from his white
lips, and he covered his face with his
hands that shook and trembled like
aspen leaves.
"If you have anything you wish to
Bay, any friends you wish notilied, it
would be well to speak at once while
you have strength and reasoning
ability. Every moment is precious
to you."
How strange it was that in this
fatal hour, while his soul lingered
between life and death, all remembrance of the young wife whom he
had wedded, and whom he loved so
well, was completely obliterated from
his mind, as though she had never
existed. He remembered only the
forged check, and thnt Koger, his
brother, had promised to try and
raise the money for him, and had
gone back on that promise; and in
hia terror he had fled from New
York, and had never known another
moment of peace from that hour to
this, because of the haunting dread,
by night and by day, that he was
hunted down, and that sooner or
later the minions of the law would
confront him, nnd the end would bo
a prison cell, dank nnd lone, during
all the best years of his life, to be
freed when he was old and feeble
and all chance of making something
for his old age out of the question.
He would be old, feeble, nnd a pauper, and death would lie a blessing to
him, the prolongation of life a curso.
"Have you nny friends with whom
you wish to communicato?" they
usked again,  and he replied:
"I have only a brother, Roger
Cllcndenning, private secretary to
Judge Kneeland, of New York," he
Biiid, faintly, speaking with great
difilculty. "Telegraph him, if you
will, my untimely fate, nnd—nnd—
some ono of you kindly write to
Judge Kneeland, of New York, after
all is over with me, and tell him I
nm sorry I forged that cheek on him
for ono thousand dollars, imitating
my brother Roger's handwriting in
making It out."
Those nround him listened in wonder, looking at ono another in great
surprise. They were all newspaper
readers, and had read of the bold
forgery of Itoger Glendenning, private
secretary lo Judge Kneeland, nf Now
York, and now to hear the one who
called himself Oscar Glendenning nd-
mit that he was tho guilty one wus
rather astounding.
A magistrate wns sent for without
a moment's delay, nnd his deposition
taken, together with a full confession
covering the nffnir.
Gently they broke the story to the
dying man thnt his brother was accused of the crime, and that he bad
mude no denial, and surtcred arrest
for it.
"Great God!" cried Oscar, his
breath coming nnd going in great
gasps; "now I know why ho did not
keep his appointment with me. Ilo
could not rnisc llie money, nnd took
the crime upon liis own shoulders—to
—to—savo me. Noble linger! Oh, I
pray you, in the luce ol iny dying do-
Limatioj. and solemn confession, sot
him free—set him free quickly, for he
is as innocent of it ns a babe unborn. There was another reason,
too,, why he—he—endeavor I to—to—
save me from Judge Kneeland's
wrath." he went on, his voice now
scarcely above an audible whisper.
"I—I told Koger that only that day
the judge's daughter hnd promised to
—to—marry me. It was all false. I
did it i for effect. I—I wanted him to
make a terrible effort in my behalf to
raise the money to pay off the note
I had forged, ancl I—1—believed he
would get the money somehow to—to
—save ine (rom his employer's
He could not utter "another word
save in monosyllables, and his mind
began to wander and his eyes were
growing duller and more hazy in
their expression with each passing instant.
"You have no one else whom you
Would have me write to?" queried thu
magistrate,  bending over him.
"No," he muttered; "I have no
friend in all the world suve Roger,
who is suffering like a martyr for my
Surely Heaven might have pitied
him lying there, his young life ebbing out, und have let one thought of
the poor young bride whom he had
just wedded, and who hnd been parted from him b.v so cruel n fate, pierce
his dull, benighted brain in that awful moment; but it was not to be.
Ere the sun had sunk another half
hour lower in the western sky, tho
flickering breath of Oscar Glendenning had grown fainter, and with • u
Inst sigh he struggled up in his
couch, littering a name—a woman's
name—which they could not quito
catch, then fell back on his pillow—
As the scenes arc shifted in a play,
dear reader, so must we shift our
story. Lowering the curtain hero,
and ringing it up again on the scene
where we left Roger Glendenning, at
the time when he had been permitted
to leave the coach for a moment to
pick up the broken/'*.—ebud that had
fallen from Olive Kneeland's bodice,
as she hurriedly passed, and the terrific explosion which followed, and
the horrible conllagration which ensued.
The force of the shock had hurled
Roger Glendenning some twenty rods
away, almost knocking the life out
of his body for an instant. The
shock wns but transitory, however;
the next moment he had struggled to
his feet, stunned but unhurt; around
him people were lying maimed, bleeding and moaning. The "blinding
smoke, the great tongues of flame,
the hurling rocks and flying cinders
almost bewildered him for a moment.
Then he began to realize that he
must not stand there; that each
moment was precious in aiding those
about him.
Horses were dashing about, him,
neighing with frenzy and tramping
remorselessly upon frail women and
little children who could not get
out of their way. Glendennlng tore
off his coat quickly, all forgetful in
that moment of excitement of the
dark sorrow that surrounded his own
life, and thnt he was in chargo of
ono of tho minions of the law, unit
set to work nobly, doing all in his
power for the relief of tho wounded
and dying, carrying them to places of
comparative safety. Full many a
person owed life and limb to his heroic efforts, as, almost fuinting from
tho heat and smoke, he bore them in
his strong nrms out of the range of
tho terrible conflagration.
In that hour of peril all outside
matters wero dropped, and every
energy wns lient to fighting the mini
fury of the llames that wore growing
in intensity with every moment. The
fire seemed to fairly lenp from block
to block nlong the thoroughfare, aful
the ininntes hai* barely timo to eS-
cupe with their lives.
At length, thorough exhausted, Glendenning Was obliged to desist. Then.
as he stood there, tho full force of
his position rushed over his mind—
a prisoner, yet he found himself as
free and untiuinmelcd as the air ho
Should he give himself up nnd suffer the inevitable consequence, or
take advantage of this most miraculous opportunity Heaven hnd flung
in his way nnd make his escape? Ilo
was innocent of the crime. Why
should he make a martyr of himself and suffer for it. Flight would
make him appear guilty, but, even
ns it stood, he had been obliged to
shoulder it to save Oscar, who wns;
to marry Judge Knecland's daughter, and it had been only since his
arri-st that ho hnd discovered how
sweet wns the boon of liberty. !
Should he not tako advantage of,
this wonderful opportunity a pitying
lieu ven held  out to him? |
He trembled to think of how much
valuable time he hnd lost. |
in   less   lime  than  it  tukes  to  tell
It,  Roger  -lendenn'lng hurriea q
ly   away,   scarcely   taking     time     to
breathe until he had  left that    portion of the city far behind him.
At one of the street corners which
he turned he came fuce to fuce with
an old friend—a young man who bad
for the past two years been stenographer tc- another judge in the same
building with  Judge Kneeland.
"Roger Glendenning, as I'live!" he
exclaimed, in the most intense
amazement, for he had seen him taken away by the ollicer but a short
time since.
Glendenning looked nt him and
started back,  turning deadly pale.
"Is it you, Jack Murray?" he gasped,  in a whisper.
"Yes, it is 1—Jack Murray, your
true friend!" exclaimed tho oilier,
grasping his hand warmly. "Thank
God you have made your escape! I
do not ask how, nor do I want to
know. 1 only know that I believe
you are as innocent as a babe of
whit you are charged. You seem
dazed—where are vou going?"
"I don't know," muttered Glendenning; "my only thought is to get
away, anywhere; it does not matter
much where I go."
"Come with me," returned the other promptly; "I am on my way to
the depot. 1 am taking my six weeks'
vacation, commencing with to-day. I
nm going to camp out—rough it—
with my gun, tramping through the
swales of Maryland, and 1 may
even go down into the swamps of
Louisiana. Come with me, Glendenning; let me pilot you out of this
nfTair." And drawing Roger's unresisting arm within his own, he carried him off without much volition
on his part.
Glendenning had but a few dollars
in his pocket, but his friend was
well supplied, and purchased both
tickets. Thus, half an hour later, by
some strange fate, Roger Glendenning was whirling rapidly southward, leaving the scene of his misery
far behind him.
There  Are  Bllliona   of   Ton*  la   the
' Watera of the Oceana.
j Do you know that the waters of our
globe hold thousands of millions of tons
or gold In solution, and tbat If it were
possible, to extract the precious metal
from .the aqueous constituent of our
planet gold would be the commone_tt
of the metals? More than 100 years
ago tbe salt boilers on the   coast   of.
, Maine found slight traces of the
precious metal on the sides cf their
evaporators, and later on Scottish
tradesmen ln the same article reported
gold settlings ln the wnter taken from
the mouth of the Dundee, In 1853 the
chemists Mnlaguti nnd Durocher analyzed waters from several different localities In the several oceans nnd seas,
the result being that they found a
slight trace of gold and silver In every
specimen tested.   Finally, In 1855, they
i made "a grand summary of all their
findings, tbe figures presented with
that report being without doubt tho
most wonderful exhibit that has ever
been given to the scientific world.
i It was there sho i that the average
depth of all oceans Is 2,500 fathoms,
and that the surface area Is sufficient
to make a grand total of 400,000,000
cubic miles of water, or not less than
1,837,030,272,000,000,000 tons. Each ton
of that vast amount of surging liquid
holds, at a very low estimate, one-
thirteenth of a grain of gold, or a total
of not less than 10,250,000,000 tons of
the precious metal. If this vast amount
of gold could be extracted and thrown
upon tbe market the best financier ln
the world cannot Imagine what the result would be.
For six weeks Jack Murray nnd
Roger Glendenning were as completely lost to the world ns though they
were out of it altogether, nnd during
that time Roger regained something
of his old bright, cheerful spirits and
light-heartedness. He hnd mnde a
clean breast of the whole affair to
his sympathizing friend, und ho felt
the better for sharing his grief with
another; the burden seemed lighter to
Jack had always known of Roger
Glendenning's magnanimity of heart,
but when he learned the story of
how nobly he hnd given up the girl
he loved to his handsome, dissipated
younger brother, because he thought
she loved that brother, and how he
shielded him from the awful crime he
had committed by shifting it on his
own shoulders, making no denial of
it when he wns accused of it, be believed that was going to a point beyond human endurance, He mude no
attempt to persuade Roger to make
a full confession of the matter to
Judgo Kneeland, nnd thus save his
own reputation, for he knew it would
be useless.
"What is reputation, what is anything in this world to me now?"
Roger would say, gloomily. "I can
never win the one object that would
make life anil labor sweet, to me.
When I leave you, Jack," he went
on, "I shall drift to California, perhaps, and from there to Europe, nnd
live and die there My one prayer to
Heaven will be to forget the sweet,
thoughtful face of Olive Kneelnn'l,
who will by thnt time be my brother's hri'do " <
[to bis continued.]
AlclliiHl. of the Grecinn Athlete*  la
Homeric Tlmea.
Discus throwing was a refined form
of hurling the stone. In Homeric
fraes, and even at Olympla, a stone or
mass of lrpn was first used for the
purpose. This was held by a leathern
tuong, swung in a circle aud hurled as
far as possible. A circular or lenticular disk of bronze was used at least
as early as the beginning of the fifth
A standard weight must, of course,
be assumed for the great games. A
discus now In the British museum,
which seems to bave been used, weighs
11 pounds 9 ounces, but whether this
was tlio standard weight or not ls not
definitely known.
The thrower took his stand upon a
slight elevation of limited circumference, where he could have a secure
foothold and was prevented from running. Then, wliu a swing of the arm
and a corresponding movement of the
whole body, be burled the discus as far
as possible.
The value of the body movement was
recognized by the sculptor Myorn ln
his famous statue, "The Discobolus,"
and is understood by the modern athlete wheu ho swings tlie hammer or
even when he makes a drive at golf.
Ilia Awful Mlatalte.
"Young man," snid her father, "do
you smoke cigarettes?"
"I should say uot," declared tbe
youth hastily. "I would consider it
disgraceful to be seen with one of the
vile things In my mouth. I think all
cigarette smokers should be jailed.
Why do you ask, sir?"
"Thought perhaps you could let me
have one," said the old man pointedly.
"I smoke 'em myself "—London Telegraph.      _.
Palmieraton    Bnd    Not    Been    Introduced to lingo or Damna.
Alexandre Dumas, the elder, tells
this story ln his diary: "One day Victor
Hugo and I were dining with the Due
Decazes, and among the guests were
Lord and Lady Pulmerston. Lord and
Lady Pnlmerston had come late. There
had been no time for an introduction
before dinner, and after dinner, while
we were taking tea, the formality had
been forgotten. Young Due Decazes
came up to me. 'My dear M. Dumas,'
be said, 'Lord Palinerston has begged
me to ask you to leave an empty cbalr
between yourself and Victor Hugo.' I
did so.
"Lord Palmerston got up, took his
wife by the hnnd and brought her over
to us. 'Look at the clock, my lady,' he
said. 'What o'clock ls It?' asked Lord
Palmerston. 'Thirty-five minutes past
i0,' replied my lady. 'Then remember,'
said ber husband, 'that this evening at
thirty-five minutes past 10 you were
seated between Victor Hugo and Alexandre Dumns and that such an honor
ls not likely to happen to you twice In
a lifetime.'
"He then took his wife by the hand
and took her back to ber place at the
other side of the room without another
word. You see, he had not been Introduced either to Victor Hugo or me."
The   Valuable   "My   Pretty   Jane."
"My Pretty Jane" was one of the
most profitable songs to the publishers
ever written. Some years ago it
brought over £2,000, yet all that Mr.
Fltzball, the writer of the words, and
Sir Henry Bishop, the composer of the
music, Jointly received did not exceed
£40. Fltzball, to be sure, declared
that lt took him just ten minutes to
write, and Bishop thought so little of
his own setting that he hnd thrown the
manuscript Into the waste paper basket, from which lt was fished out by
the manager of Vauxhall Gardens.
But, even so, the composer was surely
entitled to a proportionate reward with
-Uie publisher, and it ls not consoling to
recall the circumstance thnt Blsbop
died almost a pauper.—Chambers'
Minnesota has been designated the
North Star State, of which two or
three explanations have been given,
one on account of Its geographical position, another that the north star appears In its coat of arms. It has also
been called the Lake State from the
great number of small lakes within Its
limits and the Gopher State because
tbe early settlers found golphers there
The Cucumber Plnnt.
A scientist by the name of De Can-
dolle has proved that the cucumber
plant has been under cultivation between three and four thousand Year—
Inaanltary Carafea.
Undoubtedly it was tbe purpose of
the Inventor of the carafe to provide
a vessel admitting of ready covering.
But how few persons in control of
either private or public dining places
avail of this easy opportunity of excluding dust from the water decanter.
,It Is comparatively rare, even at the
better appointed Manhattan hostelries,
fo find the aqua bottle stoppered, although the neck be adapted to accommodate an ordinary size of cork. In
ff-hlonable restaurants use of water
pi .('hers on tables has long been considered vulgar, principally from the
view-point of style, but partly because
of the idea tbat they serve as dust
arcurnulators, yet the carafe goes un-
llflded without attention.—New Y^"*
And   the  Part  an   English   Statesman
Played When the Clock Struck
Twenty-Thres   Timet.
There Is a racy reminiscence of tho
present Home Secretary and his school
contemporaries ln an Illustrated article In the summer number of The
.Pall Mall Magazine, just to hand. The
flrst time I spoke to Herbert Gladstone (says the writer, "An Old Schoolfellow") will always remain fixed In
my memory, for It was one of tho
most exciting moments of my Eton
schooldays, and as the episode connected therewith has often been discussed by hundreds of Etonians, ths
solution may Interest them. I refer
to the memorable occasion when the
dear old clock In the sch — lyard went
apparently off Its venerable head, and
struck twenty-three times without any
known reason.
On a certain fateful day I was In
the company of a little friend of mine,
whose nickname waa "Senex," owing
to his old-fashioned appearance, when,
on passing the entrance to cloisters,
we noticed that the door leading to the
clock toweT was half-open. Without a
moment's hesitation we crept Inside,
and found ourselves facing an Iron
spiral staircase. It was very dark In
the tower, the only light coming through
little silts ln the wall. Taking our
courage, however, ln both hands, we
began to climb the stairs, and as we
got higher and higher, so the noise of
the mighty ticking of the clock Increased and lured us to our fate, till
Anally we found ourselves ln a sort of
room, where all the works were exposed to our eager eyes. For the first
few minutes we were too awed to move,
but by degrees we gained confidence
and began to touch various parts of the
mechanism. "Senex" was particularly
busy in this respect, and finally pulled
a weird kind of lever. Suddenly, without a moment's warning, the clock
struck! Ye gods, what a noise It made
in the silence of that little room! It
seemed as if the whole tower was coming about our ears, and as lf the old
clock ln Its righteous anger was proclaiming to the whole school the sacrilege perpetrated by two llttle lower
The time was about eleven, and the
schoolyard was full of boys waiting to
go before their respective masters. At
first we were not greatly perturbed,
■but when we had counted thirteen or
fourteen strokes, uncontrollable panlo
seized us both, and we began tumbling
down the stairs as hard as we could,
pursued by the sound of the mad clanging of the outraged clock. And what
added to our terror was the sight,
through the silts in the masonry, ■ of
some two or three hundred boys and
masters gazing up at the clock tower
ln speechless astonishment. "Senex"
reached the bottom of the spiral staircase before me. and ran plump Into
the arms of old Holderness, the custodian of the cloisters.
Seeing Che capture, I proceeded to
hide in a dark oorner by the door; and
half an hour later, when all was quiet
and the clock had ceased from troubling, I cautiously slipped out Into the
schoolyard. It was here I happened
to meet Herbert Gladstone, who was
then high up In the school and a celebrity In his way. for he played ln the
school football eleven, and was in
"Pop." Under ordinary circumstances
I would not have dared, as a lower
boy, to stop liIm ln the street; but I
was laboring under great excitement,
and was undecided as to what was the
right thing to do so far as my loyalty
to "Senex" was concerned. Accordingly I walked straight up to Gladstone, and without any prelude explained exactly what had happened,
described the capture of poor "Senex"
and asked if I ought to give myself up.
"Tuppence" always had an exceptionally pleasant, cheery face, and on this
occasion lt positively beamed with
merriment. He either took a certain
amount of pleasure ln keeping,me in
suspense, or else he was turning tbe
matter carefully over In his mind, for
he was some time answering. At last,
to my great relief, he said: "I don't
see that you will do 'Senex' any good
by giving yourself up, as he ls sure
to be swished In any case," and then—
as an after thought—he added, "You
might stand him a strawberry mess after It ls over!"
I offered "Senex" the best strawberry mess that could be made; but I
remember he preferred Ices, as you got
more for the money—and, besides, he
said they were cooling. My little
friend ls a great man ln the city now,
but for years after that dies nefas the
striking of the school clock at Eton,
and even the chimes of Big Ben, got
seriously on his nerves.
His Name and His Legs.
Prof. Lyon Playfalr once visited A
phosphate mine whose manager, a
Scotchman, desired him to leave at
once and drop his specimens. Prof.
Playfalr addressed him In good Scotch
and asked him lf he thought him a
mining adventurer. "Ay, that's just
what ye aTe!" "No," replied Mr. Playfalr, "I am a Scotch professor." "Then,
lf ye are, ye'Il be havtn' a name." "My
name Is Playfalr," he responded.
"Man," said the Scotchman, "are ya
Lyon Playfalr?" Then, looking from
his six feet two Inches with compassion on the five feet four of the professor, he continued: "Hoot, mon, yer
name's traveled further than yer wee
legs will ever carry ye!"—Christian
A Special Caae.
"If Mr. Winslow calls tonight
mamma, wbat shall I say?"
,"Say whatever your heart tells yoa
to say, my dear."
"But this Isn't one of those cases*
mamma. There is nothing to Mr. Win-
slow   except  his   money.". THE ADVOCATE, VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA.
Mile. Joseph Beaudoin, 59 Rue St. 01-
iviiT, Quebec,  1J. Q., Can., writes:
"I'ei'ima is Wonderful for indigestion.
I eat whatever 1 want and no longer
feel any oppression.
"Having had dyspepsia for a long
time and having tried various other
remedies, I decided to try Peruna
and with the fourth bottle of it I
was perfectly  cured.
"For this reason 1 recommend it to
all those who are suffering with that
terrible malady, dyspepsia.
"I hope that all who are afflicted in
this way will take Peruna as I iliil."
The experience of Mde. Beaudoin
ought to bu sufficient proof to anyone oi
the value of Peruna in cases of catarrhal dyspepsia. If you suffer from stoin-
,'i ih oatarrh In any of its various forms,
give Peruna a fair trial, avoiding in the
meantime all such indiscretions in diet
as would tend to retard a cure, and
you will soon be rewarded by normal
appetite  and  healthy  digestion.
Foreign News.
A Liverpool paper tells the pathetio
vBtoiy of one A., who is compelled to
prow a beard to ward off. pneumonia
ninj otlier ills. The woman witli whom
he nas fall 3.1 in love, however, declines to marry him unless he will
.shave. "What," asks our contemporary, "sEoiild A. do?" Tlie answer
.seems easy:—Keep the beard and cut
tiie woman.
Nothing can cause more pain and
more distress thun piles.
Ointments and local treatments may
relieve but cannot cure.
Dr. Lepnhai'dt's Hem-Roid is gv ir-
anteed to cine any case of piles.
If Hem-Roid doesn't cure you, you
get your money back.
Ili'in-Uoiil is a tablet taken internally, thus removing tlio cause.
.fil.OO at all dealers, or The Wilson-
Fyle Co., Limited, Niagara Falls,
Ont. 23
"Is your mistress at home?" in-
quii'ed Mrs. lioiem, standing in the
ihadow of the doorway. "I don't
1 now. ma'am,' replied the servant.
"Can t tell whether she's at home or
not till I git a look at, ye. If ye liov
c wart on iho side o' yer nose, she
Minard's Liniment Relieves Neuralgia.
Making It Clear.
Courtly editors, like all others,
have to be scrupulously careful about
(lie accuracy of their news. We note
lliis lucid correction'in'the Sequaehaa
(Term ) News:—"I want to thank Mrs.
Carson very much for correcting the
sail niistnke that was made about her
going lo Utah, as the oarty of friends
aid not understand that lier son was
so far from tiial place, and if she does
not allow everybody their own privileges, i. would be a helpless thing,
for they have them just the same."
Tlie mutilated and frozen bodies of
four Alpine tourists have been found
on Plan Neve glacier near Geneva,
Switzerland. After sliding Oi) feet
down nn icy slope, the party fell 2,400
leet sheer to the glacier, every bone
in the bodies being broken.
Have you tried Holloway'a Corn
Cure? It has no equal for removing
these troublesome excresences as
many have testified who have tried
Hia Eloquence.
The curate of a country parish lately
preached a charity sermon, and the
collection which followed amounted to
£20 7s. 4*/_.d. In the vestry after the
Bervlce the church wardens counted It
out and mentioned the result "Well,"
said tho reverend preacher, "I must
have preached pretty well to get all
that." "No doubt you did, sir," replied
one of the church wardens who had
been collecting, "but the squire put ln
a £20 note, and   he's   deaf."—London
Sunlight Soap is better than other
soaps, but is best when used in the
Sunlight way. Buy Sunlight Soap
and follow directions.
A Cnac Whore Procce-lnflra In Court
Were Unnecessary.
Two or '.hree Chicago lawyers were
discussing the tricks of their trade.
"A big, burly fellow' from the Michigan pine forests came into my office,"
snid one of tliem, "and told a very
menu story about a rich ulan bei'o in
town who was trying to cheat hlin out
of $2,000 or $8,000 and who had managed to get n prettj tight clutch on
the money. The backwoodsman, looked
and talked like an honest man, and Ihe
old miser's reputatlop was mean
enough to match the story, so I felt Inclined to lielieve lt. When lie hnd finished I looked him up and down from
head to foot. He asked me what I was
looking him over for. 'Well.' said I, 'I
wus thinking that lf I were over sh
feet tall aud as powerful a man as you
I wouldn't hire a lawyer to help me get
that money.' The man's excited face
smoothed out Into blank astonishment
'What do you mean'.' he snid. I answered: 'I moan just what 1 say. You
are sure, are jrou, that he has thai
money lu his olllce?' 'He had It thers
last night' 'Well, you don't need a
"The man turned on his heel and left
without another word. In a day oi
two lie sent me a check for $50 and
bis thank's for mv advice."
Net  Popnlar.
"Don't you agree with the sugges-
Ion that the stars and stripes would
be a good design for a postage stamp?"
"Why not?"
"The people would never consent to
thnt glorious emblem being put In a
way to get licked."—Baltimore American.
A Good Side of Bacon.
Now that the production of "Bacon Is
taklag a more prominent place It   Is
well  to rememlber that many things
are demanded In a good side of bacon.
The thickness of fat on the back must
■. not be too deep and must be uniform
i ln all parts; the fat must not be oily
! or yellow ln color, but must be a clear,
bright whltei; the flesh must be firm,
and the pigs should be uniform ln size
to Insure uniformity of curing. These
results  are  only obtained  when  unl-
: formlty, care and good judgment art.
usod tn compounding rations and feeding them.
There are thousands of mothers
throughout Canada who have no hesitation in saying that the good
health enjoyed by their little ones ia
entirely clue to the judicious use of
Baby's Own Tablets. And there are
many mothers who do not hesitate to
say that at the critical periods the
Tablets have saved a baby life. Mrs.
Win. Kortin, St. Genevieve, Que.,
says: "I feel sure that Baby's Own
Tablets saved my baby's life. When
I first began giving them to him he
was so badly constipated that the
bowels could only De moved by injection, and he suffered terribly. After the first day I saw a marked
change, and in less than a week the
trouble was entirely removed, and he
has since enjoyed the best of health."
You can get Baby's Own Tablets
from your druggist or by mail at 25
cents a box from the Dr. Williams'
Medicine  Company,  Brockville,  Ont.
A Clear Healthy Skin.—Eruptions
of the skin and the blotches which
blemish beauty are tlie result of impure blood caused by unhealthy action of the liver and kidneys. In
correcting this unhealthy action and
restoring the organs to their normal
condition, Parmelee's Vegetable Pills
will at the same time cleanse the
blood, and the blotches and eruptions will disappear without leaving
any trace.
Only a Trifle Gone.
The editor of a paper in western
Indiana declaies it to be a fact that
a "cub" reporter on an Evansville
sheet, in describing the murder of a
man in an adjacent town, wired hia
paper as follows:—
"Murderer evidently in quest of
money. Luckily Jones had deposited
all his funds in the bank the day before, so that he lost nothing but his
Minard's Liniment Cures Dandruff.
"I have nothing but praise for our
new minister."
"So I noticed when the plate came
Mr., M.'s patience was much tried
by a servant who had the habit of
standing aro md with her mouth open. One day as tiie maid waited upon table, her mouth was open as usual, and her mistress, giving her a
severs look, said: "Mary, your mouth
is open." "Yessum," replied Mary,
"I opened it."
Dr. J. D. Kellogg's Dysentery Cordial is prepared from drugs known To
the profession as thoroughly reliable
for the cure of cholera, dysentery,
diarrhoea, griping pains and summer
complaints. It has been used successfully by the medical practitioners for a number ot years with gratifying results. If suffering from any
summer complaint it is just the medicine that will cure you. Try a bottle.   It sells for 25 cents.
A e'ty young lady, on a visit to a
eount-y town, was impressed by the
variety and eitent of the stock kept
at the village store. One day, to satisfy her curiosity she asked the clerk
if the" had lh owning. He stared at
her a second, then went off and
looked under the counters and on the
shelves. Presently ne oame back and
said: "No, Kiss, we ain't got none.
We gut black'—] an' we got bluin' an'
we got whitiu' but we ain't got a bit
o'  brewnin' in the store."
Trial Proves Its Excellence.—The
best testimonial one can have of the
virtue of Dr. Thomas' Eclectric Oil
in the treatment of bodily pains,
coughs, colds and disaffections of the
respiratory organs, is a trial of it. If
not found the sovereign remedy it is
reputed to be, then it may be rejected as useless, and all that has been
said in its praise denounced 'as untruthful.
A juror, ly holding out for sixty
hours secur 'd a mistrial in the case
of a man charged with criminal assault. He explained his attitude on
the ground that the prisoner was a
cigarette fiend, and therefore not responsible, and that, the government
f.llowed cigarettes to be sold.
For Inflammation o the Eyes.—Among the many good qualities which
Parmelee's Vegetable Pills possess,
besides regulating the digestive organs, is their efficacy in reducing inflammation of the eyes. It has called
forth many letters of recommendation
from those who were afflicted with
this complaint and found a cure in
the pills. They atfect the nerve
centres nnd the blood in a surprisingly active way, and tlie result is almost immediately seen.
Minard's Liniment for sale everywhere.
Are Pie Enters Hypocrtteat
Wby do people wbo eat pie ln secret
and iu the open, people who when they
order pie cast about them furtive
glances nud people who do not care
who sees them engaged ou pie one and
all talk and behave as If the consumption of plo constituted an unpardonable
sin whenever tho subject Is broached?
Why In polite circles composed of thoso
whose ancestors were brought up on
pie, even pie for breukfust, Is pie hailed
with   mirthful   tittering?
To Escape it All.
Nurse (to patient leaving the ho's-
pit)—Have you got all your things
now?  Isn't there something you left?
Patient—Well, I've got everything
except my appendix, my tonsils, some
..denoids, a polypus, one toe and a
piece of my I ackbone, so I guess I'm
luckv.—Puci.'ic Monthly.
De Gentle Willi  -litter People.
How often wo come across peoplo In
life bo disagreeable and bitter, rejecting all overtures of kindness we make
toward thom, that we feel quite disheartened. Aud yet If we only knew
their life's history how much we should
perhaps find to forgiye and pity, so
let us keep on with our good work
until we have thawed the Icicles of
their hearts with the warmth of our
Baltimore, Md, Nov.  11, 1903.
Minard's   Liniment ^..o.,  Limited.
Sirs—T   came   across    a    bottle   of
your MINARD'S LINIMENT in  the
hands of one of tlie students at the
University  of Maryland,  and  he  being so kind as to let me use it for a
■ very bad sprain, which I obtained in
training for foot races, nnd    to    say
i that it helped mn would  bo putting
' it very mildly, nnd I therefore ask tl
I you would let me know   of   one   of
your ugents that is closest to Baltimore so that I mny obtain some of
it.     Thanking you in advance I remain, Yours truly,
14 St. Paul Street.
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Dear Mother
Your little one* are • constant ate is
Fall and Winter weather. Thev will
catch cold. Do you know about Shiloh'i
Consumption Cure, the Lung Tonic, and
what it nai done for so many ? It ii laid
to be the only reliable remedy for all
dueatea of the air passage! in children.
Il is absolutely harmless and pleasant lo
take. It is guaranteed to cure or your money
is relumed. The price is 25c. per bottle,
and all dealers in medicine sell 314
This remedy should be io every household,
The BISel Tower.
"An Immense null disgracefully
transfixing the sky" Is tho effective
description of the Eiffel tower with
which a band of aesthetics have started a crusade against tho offending
structure. They have consecrated
themselves to preserving and increasing the beauty of Paris and cry loudly
for the destruction of the ridiculous
eyesore ns their llrst effort In that direction. The Eiffel tower was originally regarded as a great wonder.
Honks na Anttimoliillata.
The monks of St. Bernard, ln the
Alps, nre soon to appear as autoniohil-
Ists. Tbey have received permission
to run automobiles between tho hospices of Grand St. Bcrnhnril and Sim-
plon nnd Domo d'Ossola and Aosta.
The chanfTeuit will lie chosen from the
monks themselves, wbo will wear
•Wis.—London Mall. .     * -
Over Japan Teas Is so pronounced that tea
critics have nothing but praise for it on a
teapot infusion
Every Leaf is unoolored, and undoctored
and of Virgin Purity.
Lead     Packets    Only,    40c,    50c,   and    6O0.    per    tb.   At   alt    Grocers.
Cast's Where flit-   line of Chloroform
la  Positively  Cruel.
"Why will so many people cling to
the idea that chloroforming is the most
merciful means of death possible for
dumb animals'." asked a veterinarian
recently. Only the otber day I was
called upou to perform the trying aud
almost Impossible task of killing an old
horso iu this- way.
"The horse, it seems, had been tbe
pet of a wealthy woman who left provision for him in her will and decreed
that If ever the family to whose care
she intrusted him should deem It necessary to eud his life this should be done
with chloroform, so that he might ba
assured a paiuless death. Then the
horse became blind and otherwise disabled, and the family decided that
death would be a mercy,
"Of course the provision of the will
had to be carried out, but no greater
case of mistaken kind-".*-.could have
been possible. It is impossible to administer sufficient chloroform at one
time to kill an animal the size of a
horse, so dose after dose had to be
given, the poor lyute slowly and painfully smothering to death.
"Chloroform is all right for cats or
dogs, but for larger animals it is a positive cruelty, whereas a pistol, weil
aimed at the head of any beast, will
send it out of life so quickly that It has
not time to feel the shot or realize
What has happened."
The Vnlne of Dend Leaves.
According to tests recently made In
France, dead leaves possess a higher
value as fertilizers for the 'land than
ordinary manure. They are extensively used by tho market gardeners about
the city of Nantes. Pear leaves rank
the highest In nitrogenous content, oak
leaves come next, and the leaves of
vines stand lowest ln value. Experiments have shown that forty-four
pounds of pear leaves, eighty pounds
of poplar leaves, flfty-one pounds of
peach leaves, eighty-twb pounds of elm
leaves and eighty-three pounds of locust leaves are respectively equivalent
In nitrogenous content to n hundred
pounds of ordinary manure. Vine
leaves alone are less valuable than ma-
A Lesson  In Economy.
The son was about to enter upon the
sea of matrimony. The father called
him to his side and for the last time
gave him a lesson In economy.
"Economy," said the father, "Is the
source of all wealth, and extravagance
is the ruination of genius.
"Now," continued the parent, "a
woman can take a piece of straw, trim
lt, and it will be a ten dollar hat On
tjie woman's part that Is"—
"Genius," the sou answered.
"A wealthy man can expend $10,000
a year and live no better than the man
that spends only $400. On the wealthy
man's part that's"—
"Now to the point. A married man
can llvo on one half the money that a
single man requires. On the married
man's part that's"--
Freak of a Golf Ball.
One has heard of monsels of straw
being driven clean Into solid timber by
tho force of a tornado. Somewha-t
similar and equally unexplalnablo was
the result of a stroke at golf made by
A. Wyndham on the famous Westward
Ho course two or three years ago. Ho
found his ball In a bed of rushes, actually Impaled upon a rush, so that it
wii— possible to pick up the ball and
hold lt suspended upon the rush. That
a golf ball, which is almost as hard as
wood, should be spiked in this fashion
upon the point of so brittle a thing as
a rush ls a most remarkable phenomenon.—'London  Sphere.
Sweet Breath
is what all should have, and it can
be ensured by the judicious use of
Beecham's Pills. A sweet breath
denotes that everything is well, so
at the slightest indication of the digestive organs not working properly, do not forget to take
'Say," growled Mr. Subbubs. "Delia
knows we always want dinner promptly
at 7 o'clock, doesn't she?"
'Yes,"   answered   Mrs.   Subbubs.
'Well, then you ought to ask her
whv she doesn't have it ready at that
'I did and she said she didn't have
to."—Philadelphia Press.
Practically all 'taartra of good
clothes ia Canada use HEWSON
TWESDS. I,ook for the tag -hat
guarantees PURB WOOI*        76
has stood for the BEST
during   seventy years of
Increasing suits.
'Remember this when/ou wnt water*
proof oiled coal*, iufts.ht.ts. or horse
foods for all kinds of wet work.
" Dominion
Brand" Stockings are made
for real boys—
to save mothers
most of their
"Dominion Brand
are knitted of the strongest, tough-
"Tbi Tij That est British Yarns—and
are strongest and
toughest where the
wear is hardest.
We guarantee the
wear of every pair bearing this label.
Hun: mi Li.;.
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'M.  e_-T..lM-
After Labor, Recreation
Travel  Is the Acme of
When you travel secure the
best in equipment, comfort,
and safety, and use the
Excursion rates this winter
in overy direction. East,
South and West. Make your
wants known to any Canadian Northern agent, who will
be glad to furnish the fullest
information,  or  write
Traffic  Manager,      Winnipeg.
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London, E. C, Euglaiid Where a
file of "The Advocate" is kept for
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11t-fubscription $1 a yoar  payable In
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Vancouver, B. C Dbc,   1,1806.
Notwithstanding Strong opposition
1 by the city daily papers, the Market
) Uy-law was carried. This means a
j great deal to Mt. Pleasant as we Will
y have a $60.000 Market Building on this
t -ide of Fab- Creek. Already the pass-
i ing of the' by-law bas effected tbe real
,' estate market on Mt. Pleasant, as lots
; have advanced in property.
"The Advocate" has staunchly bup-
■ ported tlie establishing the Oity Market
, oft tho site now ohosen by a good
; majority of votes, and it is a great
. satisfaction to have it proven that
- 'The Advocato" was the only paper
■j ia the oity that voiced the people's
v Irish for a Market..
I ocal Items.
The persistent advertizer is the chap
who wins ont. The "occasional" ad
isn't really a very good business proposition.
Ohanges for advertisements should be
in befor-j Thursday noon to insure their
Mi-, aud Mrs. S. Keith wbo have been
ill at the Hospital with typhoid fever
aro both improving,
Mr. John Birmingham returned home
this week from a trip iu the interests of
the Brotherhood of St. Andrew.
J-SofiouoIWc-mlq.torroao. and Weatmln
t iter avenue, SERVICES at 11 a. m„
„ taji 7:50p.m.. Sunday School at 2:10 p.m
Comer ol Nint and West minuter afenue.
. uKKVlcEs m 111. mv, nnd 7 p. m.: Sunday
. -Trl-O'il u'ml Bible Clart '':—1 p.m. Kov. A. K.
.  Uediermfft'on, B. A., It. D., Pastor.
''Ataamane 12li Eleventh avonue, weet. Tele-
-     5,one 81219. m
* v'aruur" N-lutl. nvonue uud Quebec utroot
> •KKVJCKfi Kt 11 a. in.,and 7:30 p.m.; Sunday
, wfcoc.! ntSil-p. m. lti'V.-ico.A.W'llsnn.n.A.
,> *****»'.■ Mnrisu confer ol Kighth avanuc and
, Jitf*.!©■ ntrn.it.  Tel. >«f*. ,
St Michael k, (AUgKean).
Corner N'inili avtiiuo and I'rlirc Edward
, rttaeX. K-KVH'ia mH a. a»., aiiil7:.iu p.m.,
, rlaly Coiiimiinlon Island Id Hun-lay. In each
, wnmili Kfier morning prayer, 2<l and 4th Sun
. fayiialRn. in. Sunday School at 2:30 p.m.
; xxtV-Ve. fl. wilHon, Hector.
r.Mfor. 872 Thirteenth avenue, east. Tole-
, **m* 817W.
a-tdvcul Christian Churck 1*0-1 71b day Ad-
I JutistR), Seventh, avenue, Mar Westminster
, ***ptie. Service) 11 a. aw., e»jd ":30 p.m.,
. *i»iii»iiy thiliou) itt 10 u.m. Younf peoploi'
t Aicletyol Loyal Workeraol I'hrUtlen Endca-
, tfttt moots every Sunday evening atS: 45 o'clock.
, .'rayer-mosting Wednesday nights at 8 o'clock.
, HKOliOANIZKU Ohusch OK ;1_SSUS Christ
0) tatter Day Saints, 2*>2i Westmiustor ave
, uuo.   Servico. at B o'clock overy Sunday eve
.»iiig by EMvrJI.H. (lalupy; Sunday Sehiml at
• ■'.   o'clock.   Prayer.ineoUiig every Wednesday
, f 1. lining ut fi o'clock.
Everyone knows that for anything
. (a become known, it must be talked
1 Abbot. For an article to become
, popular its virtue must be made the
. .object of a public announcement.
: That is advertising! Consequently
, it the survival of the Attest applies
, to business principles as well as it
, iocs to other walks of life, the better the advertising—the better the
. publicity—the better the results.
i.ood result* mean good business,
. it'id good business is what every
, merchant advertises far. If he did
nut wish to excel in his particular
, line, lie wonld not take the trouble
, Vi write ait advertisement, much
. fnnrc pay tof the easily newspaper
, snd magazine spAcv.—British Adver-
, f iser.
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The Chairman of the School Board,
R. O. Hodgson, aud Trustee Wells
interviewed the Counoil in regard to
placing a by-law belore the electors at
the Municipal Election for the sum of
160.000 for school purposes, as follows:
New bnilding at East Vanconver $7,000
«•        «      •• South      " 7.000
Enlarging & improving grounds 3.000
Completing West Vancouver, etc 4.000
Buildings and improvements on
same and buildings and improvements west of West Vancouver
Distriot    80.000
Messrs. Maxwell Smith and R. O.
Hodgson requested tbe support of the
Gorincil in getting Oentral Park chosen
as the site for the Provincial University,
and asked for $35 for expenses of promoting their claims. On motion of
Councillors Middler and Dickenson,
the $35 was granted.
Messrs. Woodrow & Williams asked
to be allowed to substitute wood for
cement in tqoir eeptic tank. Letter was
W. Love, representing the owners of
70 acres of District Lot 318, at Eburno,
interviewed the council in regard to
diverting Centre road at its southern
end. W. W.'Walden asked the council to construct a rood between Blocks
9 and 10, Distriot Lot 6S3, to take the
road water from Westminster avenue.
W.. J. Brewer wrote suggesting buying some lotion Westminster aveune
to avoid the jog in the road near Eighteenth avenae.
W. D. Molliuno and 18 others called
attention to the fact that a' sum was:
passed in the Loan By-law to rock
Heather street and that nothing had
been done, and asked that temporary
repairs be done this fall. Referred to
the Board of Works. N. Bocker requested that Morton road be opened
up from Home road to l!0[, as passed iu
Loan By-law; communication filed.
W. B. S, Parsons interviewed the
conuoil regarding tho necessity of a
Ponnd By-law.
Of Internet Te Women.
To snoh women as are not seriously out
ef health, but who have exacting duties
to perform, either In the way of household earei or In social duties and functions whioh seriously tax their strength,
as well as to nursing mother*, Dr. Pierce's
Favorite Prescription bas proved a most
valuable supporting tool* and Invigorating nervine. By Its timely nae, much
serious alokness and suffering may be
avoided. The operating table aud the
surgeons' knife, would, It Is believed,
seldom have to be employed If this most
valuable woman's remedy were resortod
to In good time, The " Favorite Prescription" has proven a great boon te expectant
Bothers if preparing the system for the'
coming of baby, thereby rendering childbirth safe, easy, aad almost painless.
Bear In mind, please thst Dr. Pierce'a
Favorite Prescription Is not a secret or
patent medicine, against which %%* moat
Intelligent people are quite naturally
averse, beoause of the uncertainty as to
their composition and harmleasharacter,
but Is a m_dioikk or Knows composition, a full list of all Its Ingredient! being
printed. In plain English, on every bottle-
wrapper. An examination of this lilt of
Ingredient* will disolose the fact that It is
non-alcoholic lu iti compoiltton, chemically pure, triple-refined glycerine taking
the place ot the oommonly usod alcohol,
fn In make-up. In thii oonnwtlon it
may not be out of place to state that the
* Favorite Prescription" of Dr. Pierce Is
the onlr medicine put ap for the our* of
woman's peculiar weaknesses and ailment*, snd aold through Ar-felata, all
the ingredients of whleh have the unanimous endorsement of alt the loading
ini-lenl writers and teachers ot all th*
several schools of practise, and that toe
*f remedies far the ailments for which
■Favorite Prescription" Is recommended.
A little book of these endorsement* will
be sent to any addresi, post-paid, and
absolutely free it you request same by
Jiostal card, or lotter, of Dr. R. V, **"—*
luffalo, N. Y.
postal card,'or letter, of Dr. R. V. Plerc*,
uffalo, N. Y.
Ur. l'lerce'i Plcnsant Pellets cure constipation. Constipation ia llie oaiwo of
niany diseases.   Cure the ciwse and you
twuttw-llie-w-*, toy to ^« »»«■**
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Mt. Pleasant
I. O. O. F. x
Mt. Pleasaut Lodge Mo. 19meets every
Tuesday at 8 p. m , in Oddfellows Hall
Westminster avenue,   Mt. Pleasant.
Sojourning brethren cordially invited
to attend.
Noble Grand—Frank Trimble.
Recording Secretary— H. Patterson, 130 Tenth aveuue, east.
Alexandra Hive No. 7, holds regular
Roview 3d an_ lth Mondays of each
month in Knights of Pythias Hall
Westminster avenue.
Visiting Ladios always welcome.
Lady Commander—Mrs. N. Pettipieoe,
36 Tenth avenue, east.
Lady Record Keeper—Mut. J. Martin,
Ninth avenne.
L. O. L.
Mt. Ploasant L. Ov L„
No. 1843, meots the 1st and
8d Thursday of each month,
at 8 p. m , in the K. of P.
All     visit ing    Brethren
cordially welcome.
H. W. Howes. W. M.,
393 Tenth avenue, oust.
G. H. Darke, Rec. SbO'y.,
331 Seventh avenue, west.
I. O. F.
Oonrt Vanoouver 1338, Independent
Order of ForesterB meets 3d and 4th
Mondays of each month ut 8 p. in., in
Oddfellows' Hall.
Visiting brethren always welcome.
Chief Ranger—A. Pengelly.
Recording Secretary—M. J. Crehan,
337 Princess street, Ctty.
Financial Secretary—Ralph S. Oum-
miugs, "Advocate" Office, Mt. Pleasant
Vanconver Council, No. 311a, meets
every 3d aud 4th Thursdays of each
month,  in  I   O. O. F.,  Hall, Westminster avonne.
Sojourning  Frionds always welcome
H. W. Howes, Chief Councillor.
3:13 Tenth ave., eaat.
Miss A. Chambers, Recorder,
2228 Wcstml-tnteravcnuo.  Tel. 780.
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 of the people which no other beer can
supplant ?    Doz., quarts $2. Doz., pints $ |.
Vancouver Breweries, Ltd.
Vancouver, B. C. Tel. 429
For Sale at all first-class Saloons, Liquor Stores aud Hotels or
delivered to your house.
The Advocate
$i per Year.
When the tide of population   pours   into   Vancouver   this
fall and winter, lots on Mt. Pleasant will command the price
that lots in the City now command.
Read this list and come and see us about them.
One acre practically cleared, on Westmiuster avenue; ensy tsrins.
33-ft. lot, 'J-roomed House, orchard
small fruit..,. |il.250
Boantiful 9-room   Hoose,  gas and
electric light, oonveniout to onr;
Thirteenth avenne.
A good   lot on Grnadview. |300.
I_oi.ni. street—6-room house, $ 1.600.
Lansdowne aveune—7 room house,
Eighth avonno— 7-roora house, 11.600
S'ViO cash, tikes 4-romii cottage ou
Seventeenth avenne, i lots, fruit
trot-, good well; prioe |1.300.
6-room honse Tenth avenue, near Wost
minuter avenue; prioe |3 000, ternid.
On Hixtoenth avenue, J^-acre, flue view
overlooking tho oity; price |60O,
half chhIi.   Splendid buy.
6-room House ou Westminster avenue,
$800 cash, tmlnni'u to nrrnnge
One lot, 36x120, no *tum|is, on Wost-
miuster aveuue; prico $!I3D, $126
down, balance on easy terms.
House of ii-rooms, Eighth avenuo;
electrio light, bath; lot 88x120
Price    *2.00».
Two lots, cleared and graded, $1,600,
insidolot for $725 Will build to
suit purchaser on easy terms.
Kigthth avenuo,   3  lots,  on  oornor.
5 acres nt Eburne, Mack soil, $200.00 per
aore; beautiful view. Terms.
8 lots (corner) Columbia street, cleared
aud graded; $2,800, hull' cash.
2 Lots, onch 88x130, nil kinds of fruit,
large barn; 6-roomed house; prioo
$3.300; torms
5-room Houso, rented at $10 per month,
south half of lot, in 200a; $1,800,
$400 cash, balance to arrange.
3 Lots (coruer)  Wostminstor  avoune,
80x183; prico $4,400, terms.
3-Btoroy Residence on Sixth avenne,
lurge houso, beautiful lawn, fruit.
Terms.   Price  $4,000.
Store on 25-ft. lot, ou Wont minster nveuue ; buildiug rented; liue location,
near Ninth aveuuo. Prioo $8,500.
Lol   26x132   on  Westminster   nvenui.
two-storey buildiug, iu flue condition ; loused for 3 yours; title perfect.    Prico tlO.OOO.
7-roomod House, lot 41H_xl20, Eighth
avonno; prioe $1,850,
Donble corner on Tenth nvonuo, cleared,
line location.   Price $1250.
Cottage of 6 rooms, elcotric light, and
all cnnvenionceH: situated on.Eighth
avenue, eust, Prioe $1.1)60; $700
down nud terms.
6 room Cottage, rented at$14 por month,
south half of lot, in 200a; price
$1,800, $300 down, easy tornis.
Mrs. R.Whitney
2444 Westminster ave.
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  «________________-____________! THE ADVOCATE, VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA.
Local Items.
If yon miss The Advocate you mias
the local news.
Miss May George will sing a solo at
Christ Otyurch at tho Suuday ovening
Mrs. Ohns. Green, 248 Fifth avenue,
cast, will be at home to ther triends
Thursdny Doc. Bth, and every 1st
Thursday thereafter.
Mr. Ohas. Doering and dangher Miss
Beatrece Doering nre now occupy ing
Mr. Doering's new residence on Sixth
avenne -letween Westminster avenne
and Scotia eteeet.
KOR SALE.—New Modern House,
furnace, Mid evory convenience; 2
blocks from carllue. Prico $8,160, cash
$1,600. Mrs. E. Whitney, "Advocato"
Mrs. (Oapt.) Duncan MeKenzie of
Pendrill street, was surprised by a party
of friends on Thurday evening, who
took possession and speut the evening
in dancing. Mrs. MeKenzie made the
guests most welcome.
MUs Shaw-IIellier, Masseuse; Certificate, London,' England.—445 Granville
atreet; 'phone a1402.
The very latest styles in Canadian
and American makes and desigus in
Wintor Shoes for Men, Women and
Children at R. MILLS, the Shoeman,
110 Hastings streets, west.
The Ladies Aid of Epworth Methodist Chnrch were entertained on Thnrsday afternoon and evening by Mrs.J. I.
Smith at her home at Gladstone. Mrs.
Smith served very excellent aud dainty
refreshments, aud opeued lier
house to tne sale of work whioh was
liberally patronised.
Have a buyer for a lot close - to tram
liue on Mt. Pleasant.   Mrs. R. Whitney
Read the Mew York Dental Parlors
advertisement in this paper, then go to
Now York Dental Parlors for your work
The B. C. Electric Company have
put on special watchmen and are goffering $300 reward for the apprehension
of anyone guilty of shooting off the
insulators of its high potential wires.
A short time ago tho destruction of an
insulator at Moody ville resulted in the
burning ot a polo and tho teinporarj
closing down of the North Vancouver
service, and $100 damage.
DRESSMAKING—First-class work
Prices moderate Apply 256 Sixteenth
avenne, east,
—— :o:	
RINC1 UP 914, tho Central Wood
Yard, for a good load of Cedar Wood,
$1.60 a load, or leave orders at GOB
Seventh aveuue, east; Geo. Chock.gh,
The first lecture of a series to be given
in I.O.O.F., Halundir thoauBpices of
St. Micoael's Church was delivered ou
Novomber lid, by Mr. J. George Lister.
The svbject was "The History ottEleo-
trip Liehting." and was illustrated with
experiments and lantern views. Tho
loctoror is thoroughly conversant with
tho subject. His hearers wore certainly
enlightened and thoroughly appreciated
the lecture. The next lecture for
Dec. 18th, will be delivered by Prof.
Odium, subject: "Voices of Nature"
Mrs. O'Dell, 175 Ninth avenne, west,
teacher of piano and organ having had
several years experience iu teuohiug, a
thorough musical education is assured
her pnpils
Mrs. R. Whitney, 3444 Westminster
avenue, Mt. Ploasant.
Advocate $1
for 12 Months
Fine Vehicles
1016 Westminster avenue.
for Plants and Cut Flowers; also
a quantity of Shrubs and Orna
mental Trees to be disposed of at a
big reduction for the next 80 days
Nursery  & Greenhouses,  corner of
Fifteenth and Westminster avenues.
The Cheapest Place is the City.
Local Advertising 10c a line each issue.
Display Advertising $1.00 per inch
per month.
Notices tor Church and Society Entertainments, Lectures, etc.,   where
will be charged for.
All Advertisements are run regularly
aud charged for until ordered they
be discontinued.
Transient   Advertizers   must  pay   in
Notices of Births, Marriages, and Deaths
published free of charge.
See When Your Lodge Meets
The 2d and 4th Mondays of the month
Court Vanconver, I. O. F., meets at
8 p. ni.
Alexandra Hive No 7, Ladies of the
Maccabees holds its regular meetings on
tho 3d and 4th Mondays of the mouth.
Mt. Pleasant Lodge No. 19, I.O.O.F.
meets at 8 p. m.
Vancouver  Couueil  No. 311a,  Canadian Order of 1'lu-uu Friends meets
the 3d and 4th Thursdays of thp mouth.
lit. Pleasant Mail, < Postoffice.)
Mail arrives dally at 10:80 a. ui., and
2:80 p. m. •
Mail leaves the Postoffice at lla.m.,
and 1:30 aud 8 p. m.
Take the thought that you can ; take
it merely as a seed-thought, tend it,
cultivate it, and it will gradually reach
out and gather strength from all
quarters. It will focus and make positive and active the spiritual force
within yon that is now scattered and of
little avail. It will draw to itself force
from withont. It will, draw to your aid
the influence of other minds of its own
nature, minds that are fearless, strong,
courageous. You will thus draw to
yourself and connect yourself with
this order of thought If earnest and
and faithful, the time will Boon come
when all fear will lose its hold; and
instead of boing nn enbodiment ot
weakness and a crcatare of circnin-
stances, you will fiud yourself a tower
of stcngth and a master of ciroum-
stances.—Ralph Waldo Emerson.
—"The Advocate" is alwayx pleased
to receive from li render* auy items of
local interest snch as uotices of people
visiting on Mt. Pleasaut or of local
residents visiting outside points, all
social affairs, church and lodge uews,
births, mania-ten, 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. *
The latest novelty in neckwear is the
art fibre Bilk and it Is indeed a novelty,
At first sight one is reminded of the
crochet and other woven tubular goods
which came ont last spring. The
material is a wood fibre, but has a
beautiful silk luster and the weave is
decidedly unique. Folded in squares to
two and one-half inches, four-in-hands
have made their vay and are now universally in demand. Diagonal effects
in scarfs are very - popular, particularly
in half to one-inch stripes in all combinations.
The colors brown and grey are coming
to the front in gloves in a rapid manner,
and it is highly probable that these
colors will predominate in all lines of
women's apparel for spring.
For costumes intended for street and
general wear, cloth plaids are second
favorites to broadcloths.
Valenoiennes and torohons are called
for to a considerable extent hy the
garment manufacturers.
The demand for raw silk in the
markets of the world has lifted prices
to values unheard of in recent years.
Laces are included among the big
hosiery sellers for spring.
Furs are appearing to some extent in
millinery and dress-trimming lines.
Plaids, stripes, figured and plain colon in vcBtings are in vague this fall.
A glove famine is predioted for next
spring and summer.
The velvet bird is one of the novoltiea
of thaseaon. It is used Jn combination
with other plumage, and it is quite
White hosiery will be very stong next
spring, owing to the fact that white
will again be the costume feature of the
An attractive line of fnr hats in
sable, mink and sealskin is being shown.
Feathers, velvets and flowers are used
for their adornments.
Fancy stocks aud Bets are shonw in a
lovely assortments. Stocks, mixed
with malines, 'ace and batiste, arc
some of the uew novelies.
Flowered ribbon, with velvet edges
au inch or two inches in width, straight
or patterned, are among the newest offerings. Uncut velvet ribbon has also
sprang iuto great favor
A keen interest has been awakened in
velour coots. Tho plain velior garments are selling as a result of ths increased popularity of fur garmeints;
where one cannot afford furs tho velour
comes iu as a moat acceptable substitute.
Iu suits, velveteen and mil vet styles are
uow in keen demand owing to the sea-
Bouablo wether.
Carlyle says: "The situatiou that has
uot its Duty, its Ideal, was nevor yet
occupied by man. Yes, here, in this
poor, miserable, hampered, detpfcable
Actual, wherein thou even now gtaud-
est, here or nowhere is thy Ideal; work
it out therefrom, and, working, believe,
live and be free. Fool I The Ideal is
iu thyself; thy Condition is but the
stuff thou art to shape thnt same Ideal
out of; what matter whether such stuff
be of this sort or that, so tbe form thou
givo it bo Heroic, be poetic? O thou
that pinest in the imprisonment of the
Actual and criest bitterly to the gods
for a kingdom wherein to rule and
create, know this of a truth: tho thing
thou seokeSt is already within theo,
here or nowhere, couldst thou only
ia ouly $1.00 a year,
,       60c for 6 mouths,
ne for S months.
Advortise in "The Advocate.1
QjfMm  A**fgk     double  comer     iooxi2C-ft.,  Q-roomed
house, orchard aud garden $5,000.
X_-|_-|   TC\/^    New 5**roomed house, concrete foundation, 36-ft. lot; price $1,550.
I   *x *
Half-acre, Sixteenth avenue, beautiful view; price
Mrs,   R, Whitney, 2444 Westminster ave,
i,1m*\0-t    «v    1 '  **•**  '* u  1      •••     '' "*' *"'*" * "'''' J/"  ;''*'
Argyle House
The Big Bargain Dry Goods Store of B. O.
Special values!
Special values!
This is the season for beautiful colorings and graceful designs in
the enchanting realm of Feminine Fanoy, and no previous season
has seen bo many and so charming new ideas as we are showing
here aow.
m        A Few Lines at Sqecial Prices -
Wrapperettes and Ladies' Waistings, IOo, 12)£o, 16o, 17^c, 20c, 36o a yd.
Colored Quilts worth $1 for 75c each
Grey Flannels, 18^c, 15o, 20o, 36c, 85o, 40o a yard
Unbleached Turkish Towels IOo, 12)£o, 15o, 30c, 25c eaoh an-«$
White Turkish Towels, 10c, Wife, 15o, 80o, 25c each and up
Bed Comforters, all good useful etfeos, for 75c each
Ladies' Winter Vests worth 60c for 40c eaoh
Boys' Heavy Wool Ribbed Stockings all siaes 25c pair
143 Hastings street east.
Between Westminster and Columbia avenues. 'phono 877.
i P**A*ym*>A*a***ma^ >
Our SO per oent Clothing Sale.
You want a Suit and we want to save you one-fifth of the prioe.
—Look us up.—
Bishop & Chambers
i _.
400 Westminster ave.
Subscribe    to    your   Local
ftrpfer NOW!
,.   DWt be *• Borrower  of a
paper which only costs-(1.00' a
Get: your work done at tho
Glasgow Barber Shop
2 doors from Hotel
Frank Underwood, Proprietor.
BATHS-Bath room fitted with Porcelain    Bath    Ttrn    and all   modern
C. & J. HflRDV & CO.
Company,  Financial,  Pjucm nnd
Advertiser*' Agents.
80 Fleet St.. Loudon, B.C., Rnglaud
Colonial Business n Specialty.
Trape MARK'S
CopvRWHTa Ac.
Anyone lending a sketch and deeortjitWiti *
. itckiy ins—ruin our oplnUin firo whether
Invention In probnbly tmtentnblo.   Comm ui il
iioi_sirlo-lycoiiii,:_iui:ii. Hood book on
—sit froo. Oldest ticency for t—CurlaopAti
rutimts.tnlion through Munn Jc Co. |
ipMlal no«i«. without chnrso. In tbe
Scientific American
A handsomely Mustr»ted weekly. Lento*t eh. •_,
culutloii of enr HOtomnic louniaL 1'erme. $3 a .
rear: t.iur mon tho, SL Sold by nil nesradealerfc
Branch BIB—. to F Kt., W—lnogton. D. C.
Tke Advocatk is the best advertising •
medium where it ciioulatcs. Tel. B1406 ;
Is Issued ^'C1^1
4 South Vaucouver.
"The Advocate'Kives all the Local News of Mi.. Pleasant from
week to wet'k for $1 00 per year | six months 50c. An Interesting
Serial Story is always kept running: the selections in Woman's
Realm will ulwayM be fonnd fnll intercut to up-to-date wouinu; the
miscellaneous items ure always bright, euti-lninmg and umpiring.
New arrivals on Mt. Plciiwtnt will become rr.odily informed Of tbe
oommuiiit v uud more quickly interested in local happenings if
they subscribe to "The Advocate."
The Function of nn
is first to draw attention and to leave a favorable
and as far as possible a lasting impression.
The first and principiU object of a very great deal of advertising
U not directly that of Belling goods, bnt of ej.l.n6|tshihg h worthy
fame—u recognised ronntuinh—to mnke the y$*iri and tbe house
known. Customers mutt come with some idou, of the goods ttiey
seek, the more knowledge the better. With confidence inspired
by effective udvertisiug, it i» then up to the wiles—mi lo do the
rest—to tuiike good by courtesy nud a skiMful .iresonti.tiou of Ihe
wares which should be up tu all thut has boen uilveriii"ri.
THE ADVOCATE is the best advertisiug
medium for reaching Mt. Pleasant Peopler-to
gain their favorable attention to your goods and
store. Advertising rates reasonable—not in-he
Publishers' Association high rate combine.
But  Prevention and Cure Are   Readily   Obtained by the Use of
Recent reports of the New York
Board of Health prove that the mortality from kidney disease is greatly
on  the increase.
Bright's disease as well ns the other dreadfully painful forms of kidney
disease can uaunlly be prevented ami
cured by giving some attention to
the diet and to the activity of tlie
liver and kidneys.
Excesses in eating antl the use of
alcoholic thinks must be avoided,
and the filtering organs can best be
kept in good working order by the
use of Dr. Chase's Kidney-Livor
The derangements which lead to
Blight's disease usually have their
beginning in a torpid liver and there
is suffering from headaches, biliousness and indigestion before the kidneys fail and such symptoms appear
as backache, scanty, high-colored
urine, painful, scalding urination,
deposits in urine, etc.
Mr. James J. Jenson, Olds, Alta.,
writes:—"I have been troubled considerably with lame back, which 1
suppose came from derangements pt
the kidneys, and I have never been
nble to find a treatment tlmt wns so
prompt mid effective in curing this
ailment ns Dr. Chase's Kidney-Liver
l'ills. At two 'different limes in niy
life tliis preparation lms entirely
cured me of. this trouble, ami of late
years 1 havir found ii (hinecess&Ty to
use any meHiciue whatever; I feel
it my duty to add this .statement to
the muny other* which I see in recommendation of this excellent medicine."
Mrs. J. C. Johnston, Carman,
Mnn., writes:—"I have been a. great
sufferer from kidney trouble and
have used Dr. Chase's 'Kidney-Liver
lills with very marked benefit. I,
cannot say too much for this medicine as it seemed to be the. only
treatment that suited my case."
Dr.*" Chase's Kidney-Liver Pills
suceed where ordinary kidney medicines fail, because of their direct
and combined action on the., liver
and kidneys. This has been proven
in thousands of cases of serious and
complicated diseases of the Iddneys.
One. pill a dose, £5 cents a box,, at
all dealers, or Edmonson, B__tes &
Company, Toronto.
Astounding    and    Heartrending    Case
Which Wrecks One Little Home.
One of the most astounding and at
tho eame time heartrending cases of
the many which passed through The
M ""itreal Star's Information Bureau,
was that of a woman who wanted a
few dollars more than her husband
•had allowed her 'for clothing for her
daughter's first communion.
Caught by the. alluring circulars
which had been freely sent abroad by
mail and hand delivery, she went to
the office of one of the worst of the
usurers, and borrowed ten dollars. Sho
was told that she would have tg get
the signature of her husband to the
note, and she replied that she did not
want her husband to know anything
The crafty manager of the firm replied that there was no necessity for
her to let her husband know anything
about lt, but to simply sign his name
ln a "kind of a back hand" and thm
algn her own name. He told her he
would leave her alone for a fow minutes, and a man would then come In
and ask her If she had seen her husband sign the note. She fought to got
out of the act and Its attendant dls-
.Trace, but the man assured her that
to just answer yes to a question was
not like taking an oath.
She fell Into the trap and when the
usurer's   tool   had   left   the  room   she
forged her husband's nama and  then
' wrote her own.
Here ave her own words: "When the
ether man came Into the room I stood
wlth my face to the floor, because I
knew what I had done. When ho
asked me If I saw my husband sign
tbe paper I said 'Yes.' God knows
how sorely I was tempted. Then ho
asked me If I could get my eldest
daughter, who Is just 16, to sign lt. I
had told him that she was working.
I said that I would, and he told me
to send her to him. He also said that
there was no necessity for me to go
back  with  her.
"I got the money, but he said she
must sign. I went away and told her
where to go, and then I hur-led home.
Mot long E-fter she came ln to the
house crying bitterly and asked me
what kind of a place it was thait I
sent her to.
"She then told me a terrible tale of
how the man treated her ln his private room after she hatl endorsed the
note. I cannot repeat just what she
told me.
"In order to meet the last payments on the note—they amounted to
$15—I had to borrow another $10 from
the man, and later on anisther $10. On
these we have paid In all $67, and they
now hnve judgment aRainst us for
$47. We have gone almost to starvation's door dying to scrape a little
• together to pay tliem. and my husband when he found out what had bean
done felt like killing them. I have no
excuse fnr the part I playpd In tho
matter, except that little by little the
man drew me Into the thing until I
signed paper about which I knew nothing. Our home Is wrecked, but we see
'a little light through The Star's work.
I know a number of people who are
taking your advice, and all over the
city I have friends who are rejoicing
at seeing a chance to get free from
those awfu.1 moneylenders."
li PILLS-i
Why Larks Are Easily Caught.
No bird Is so easily netted as the
lark; he generally starts from the
ground Just before the lower edge of
tho net touches him and Invariably
mounts perpendicularly. This characteristic propensity to ascend at once
may be observed by a,ny person who
"treads up" a lark lu a field and satisfactorily Illustrated by releasing, at the
same momout, a newly captured'lark
and a sparrow from a cage or hat
within the precincts of a room. While-
the sparrow will fly off horizontally,
dash- himself ogaiiist the window and
lie almost stunned from the shock, the
lark will almost 'always mount upward to tho ceiliug aud flutter there
for a time iu vain efforts to reach
the sky before he attempts any Other
mode of exit; but this habit Is fatal to
him In the netting-season. He. would
generally he able, to escape, as Indeed
the bunting or clod bird, tbe sparrow
and the linnet constantly do, by flying
straight forward; but ascending, as he
does, directly from the ground the moment his wings have touched the upper
part of the net It ls suffered to drop
suddenly, and his capture is rendered
Inevitable.—London Standard.
An Incident of Lite In  Now York.
The street beggar with pockets lined
with money is a fairly familiar figure
of city life, but one of the free dispensaries reports un instance of an
attempt to get free medicine ou the
plea of poverty that deserves a place
in 'the catalogue of good stories of
graft. A middle aged woman appeared the other day and got a prescription, after which she took her
place lu the Hue of persons waiting to
have their medicine made up by tbe
apothecary. This particular woman,
it should be said, had giveu satisfactory answers to all the questions put
to her designed to show whether she
was a proper subject for charity. Suddenly there was a cry: "I'm robbed!
I'm robbed!" The victim wus this
woman, who so far forgot her previous
professions as to assert that her
pocket had been picked and that the
thief had got away with $90. Theu
she lost the opportunity to got free
medicine, thus addiuj;, in her view,
insult to injury.-
Actld-   l,:ir.-n.;II in.
George Wusliiugton died of a disease
that wus then called a quinsy, but
which Is now known as acute laryngitis. His physicians treated hlin according to their best light and knowledge, but such treatment now would
be littlo short of criminal. An eminent
authority says that lf medical men had
kuowu as much then ns they do now
the distinguished patient would probably have been cured In a week. As it
was, he slowly strangled to doath by
the closing of bis tnroat. At the present time physicians treat a case of this
kind by tracheotomy—that is, by making an opeuhig Into tho Windpipe,
through which the patient may breathe.
They also diagnose a case by using
the laryngoscope, which enables them
to look Into the throat and see exactly
what the trouble Is.
Ilnlr.i of Caterpillars.
Several kinds of hairy caterpillars are
known to have a poisonous effect on
the human skin, notably tho caterpillar of the processionary moth, so called
because the caterpillars march In procession after their food. The scientist
lleaumur found that this caterpillar's
hairs caused hlni considerable suffering ln the hands for some days and
that when be rubbed his eyes his eyelids, too, were Inflamed. Even approaching too near the nests of theso
caterpillars has caused painful swellings on the necks of certain persons
from the caterpillar hairs floated by
the winds.
The Varied  Perils of -—.--gallon on
the  Yukon  River.
Getting on a sand bar is a part of the
Tukon prog"-amme, and wo reached
this act early in the nfternoon of the
first day. The river is constantly
changing, and u new channel ls made
each year. All steamers carry huge
poles, known ns shears, or sometimes
called "ships' legs." When a sand bar
Is struck the polo Is dropped off the
side and stands upright ln the sand.
A pulley ls attached at tho top, the
engine is started mill the boat lifted
and swung forward six or eight feet.
This process is repeated until the vessel is clear of the liar. During the
Jumping off process tbe passengers ar»
sent aft iu order to lift the bow. When
somebody stupidly asked the ehptalu
how loug we were going to stay at
this pm ut he answered, "Anywhere
from ah hour to a week." Wo were
luc_.3. Iu beiug fast for only two hours.
The Selkirk, which followed a day
later, spent the entire night on the
same obstruction. Soundings were taken with a gaudily painted pole, which
suggested a Fourth of July pole vaulting
exhibition. The niaii who did the measuring had a singsong way of speaking,
and he constantly druwled, "Two feet
—two and a half—three feet—no bottom—four feet," until we were in deep
Late in the afternoon we reached
Lake La Barge. Here the ice was from
ten to eighteen inches thick and spread
from shore to shore like a great field
of snow. We pushed on, while the
sharp ice pounded savagely against the
hull, which was built of iach and a half
planks. It scraped and cut the sides
of the boat aud buckled and formed
little ice mountains over the lake. We
ran slower aud slower until, after cutting through five miles, the captain decided that we could go no farther In
safety, so tho Casca tied up at an uninhabited island to wait until the sun
and wind should cause the ice to break.
The mosquitoes welcomed us and came
aboard by the thousand. Some of the
passengers rushed ashore and built a
huge fire out of old logs in order to
protect themselves from the pests; others climbed to the top of a hf'l and sat
In a row like so many owls. All day
Suuday we waited. The crew carried
logs aboard and built an ice plow for
the boat. After twenty-four hours' delay we cast off and went Into the Ice.
The river Is tortuous and muddy, and
ln many places ,the current runs nine
miles an hour. Narrow gorges arc entered, and at Five Finger rapids we
were treated to the sensation of running the rapids between rocks scarcely
twice the width of our boat apart. This
place is considered extremely dangerous, and boats coming up the river, ln
order to avoid being dashed against
the rocks, pick up ii cable fastened on
shore for that purpose and by winding
lt around the capstan pull themselves^
up the rapids.—Mrs. C. 11. Miller in
Leslie's Weekly.
in'ure the surface.
Wash oilcloths
and linoleums with
warm water and
Sunlight Soap,  rinse clean and wipe
dry.    The colors will be preserved
and the surface unharmed.
Common soaps fade the colors and
Sunlight Soap cleans, freshens and preserves
oilcloths ?nd linoleums.      ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
Sunlight Soap' washes clothes white without injury to the most
-e.icate fabrics, or to the hands, for ic contains nothing that can
injurs either clothes or hands.
Sunlight Soap is better
than other soaps, but is best
when used in the Sunlight
way (follow directions).
Equally good with  hard
or sort water.
Cruislilng a Clerk.
He was rather carelessly dressed, yet
any one who is at all an observer
could have seen at a glance that his
clothes were of excellent material and
bad evidently been made by a good tailor. But tho clerk in the hat shop was
young, and he stood by watching the
customer pull over an assortment of
colored hatbands until he struck one
that caught his faucy. "I'll take this
ono," he said, handing It to the clerk.
"That's tho New Vork Yacht club colors," remarked the clerk, as If that
sellled the question. The customer
looked at him sharply and repeated his
statement that he would, tako the blue
and red and white baud ho held iu his
"But you dou't want that," protested
tho clerk. "That's only worn by members of the New York Yacht club."
"I'm one. Just put It on my hat,
sonny," said the man dryly. The'clerk
wilted at once.—New York Tress.
Color   Troubles   of   the   Color   Blind
Poet, Whlttler.
It Is well known that the poet Whit-
tier was color blind and unable to dis-
i tlugulsh red from green. He once
bought for himself a necktie which he
supposed to be of a modest and suitable olive tint aud wore it once. He
never wore It again, for his friend-
soon made him aware that it offended
' against  the   traditional   quietness  of
i costume enjoined alike by the habits
of the Friends aud by his own taste.
The tie was of flaming scarlet.
I On another occasion, when he found
a little girl in distress on account of
a new gown, made over from her elder
sister's,  which  was not becoming to
' her coloring and complexion, he tried
to console ber.
"I wouldn'-t mind what a rude boy
says about It, Mary," he said kindly.
: "Thee looks  very well  Indeed In  It,
i like an  oread,  Mary,   dressed all ln
j green."
Unfortunately, Mary was not dressed
In green.  She was red haired, and her
dress was red.   That was the trouble.
Once, on a day In mid-March, when
out walking with a Friend and deeply
i engaged in conversation, Mr. Whittler
I approached too near for safety to a
place where blasting was going on.
The danger signal was shown, but
neither Friend noticed it until a workman, violently waving his arms and
shouting, leaped before them and
warned them back.
"I didn't see the flag at all," said
Mr. Whittier's companion.
"I saw It," rejoined the poet, with
a twinkle In his eye, "but I thought It
was In honor of St. Patrick. Theo
knows my defect. I can't tell Erin
from explosions except by the harpl"
—Youth's Companion;
Ambitious Politician—I don't think
I'll have a bit of trouble in getting
returned aga'n. Look how easily I
was elected iust yeai, when the people
linidl,,  knew nie at -all.
Trusty Henchman—Hut that's the
whole troublj. The people— h'm —
know you now
Minard's Liniment Cures Burns, etc.
"Alas!" confessed the penitent
j man, "in a moment of weakness I
I _,t,olo a carloii'l of brass fittings." "In
I a moment af weakness!" exclaimed
I the judge. "Goodness, man! whut
I would   you   I ave   taken   if   you   had
vielded in n  moment, when you felt
; trong. "■—Judge.
Use the safe, pleasant and effectual worm killer, Mother Graves'
Worm Exterminator; nothing equals
it., Procure a bottle und take 't
Mr. Spongely (slightly related)—Splendid! Magnificent! Do you know, Uncle
Eli, I believo I shull never get tired
of seeing the sun sot behind that hill!
Uncle Ell—That's what me an' mother's
beglnnln' to think.
Before you get
garments  all
the shrink
is   takeni
out. I
Ffy as well as
* warm.because the *._
^short fibres that'
k make some under-
^wear itch are taken ^
out of  Pen-
Angle wool.
•Wit, ■	
Ther   Are   Beautiful   and   Abundant
beoause They  Kill  Meat.
"I have yet to see a roso equal to
those grown in Rome," said the ama-
I tour horticulturist. "They bloom In
I the greatest abundance all through the
! winter, and they are as largo and rich
and velvety as American Beauycs, llv-
| lug out of doors, climbing like Ivy or
j honeysuckle over tho crumbling marble
walls of ruined temples, gleaming ln
crimson and greeu masses upon ancient columns, giving to the grimmest
and saddest of mediaeval palazzos un
air of guycty aud youth.
"One day on the Yin Sistina, as I
passed the garden that hud once been
the gurden of Lucuilus, I saw an old
man tending tho superb roots that grow
thoro. He was pouring on their roots
a dark, rich looking fluid.
" 'Why ure the Bomau roses so beau-
tlful and abundant?' I said to the old
" 'Because they eat meat,' he answered.
" 'Eat meat? Nonsense,' said I.
" 'Well, they drink meat—meat extract, which Is the same thing,' oaid the
old man. 'We Boman gardeners have
for centuries watered our roses thrice
a week with a strong decoction of fresh
beef—a rich grade of beef tea. They
are moat eaters. That Is why the roses
of Eome are as hardy and prolific as
weeds nnd at the same time as richly,
delicately beautiful and as sweetly perfumed as flowers grown under glass.'"
The Spanish court no longer asks
the court to impose a death sentence
on Senor Ferrer, director of the modern school of Barcelona, for his connection with the attempt on the life
of King Alfonso lust May, but will be
content with imprisonment for sixteen
Ws offer One Hundred Dollars Reward
for any case  of  Catarrh that cannot  bs
cured by Hall's Catarrh Cure.
F. J. CHENEY & CO., Toledo. O.
We, the undersigned, have known F. J.
Chensy for the last 15 years, and believe
him   perfectly   honorable   In   all   business
transactions, and financially able to carry
out any obligations made by his Arm.
Waldlng, Klnnan & Marvin,
. Wholesale Druggists, Toledo, O.
Hall's Catarrh Cure ls taken internally,
acting directly upon the blood and mucous surfaces of the system. Testimonials sent free. Price, lie. per bottle.
Sold by all Druggists.
Talis Hall's Family 'Pills for. Constipation
The Useful Dorkings.
The Silver Gray*Dorktng Is an English fowl. Dorkings are noted for their
exceptionally fine table qualities and
great beauty as an exhibition fowl,
says the American Cultivator. They
have short legs, long, low set bodies,
and especially full, heavy developed
breasts. The flesh of the Dprklng Is
very tender, fine grained and juicy,
and the bones are much smaller than
other fowls of their size. As layers I
was well convinced of their abilities
in this respect when from five Juno
hatched pullets I received ,70,0 eggs In
eight months, the count beglDilnir J****
1. ■'
Trade rft/nt
a   variety   ol fabric.,   styles
In a variety ol fabrics, stylet and prices,
in all sizes lor women, men and
cliildicn,  and guaranteed by your own dealer.
rWhy Refer
to Doctors
Axx  i:\|mt|   Statement.
"Is there any sure way of knowing when a man is meaning to propose?" nsked the bud.
"You needn't worry about that,"
said the belle. "The knowledge comes
by nature. The most Important thing
ls to know when he Isn't coins to."
Because ve make medicines
for them. We give them the
formula for Ayer's Cherry
Pectoral, and they prescribe it
for coughs, colds, bronchitis,
consumption. They trust it.
Then you can afford to trust
it.   Sold for over 60 years.
" Ajsi's Cherry Pectoral li s remedy thst
■hon— bs In evetj home. I 1iht» uieil n greet
deal of tt for hsrd cmiKhs nnd colds, antl I
know what a splonrilil medlolne it ls. I cannot rseom—and lt too highly,"—__U_u_ E.
Cnnn, Hyde Park, Mass.
by J. O. Aycr Oo., Lowoll,
Xiao manu—otursrs ef
HAIR vinos.
Ayer's Pllla greatly aid th* Cherry
Pectoral  In  breaking
up a cold.
MctuceZbMM oftdffs'Si^di7^eJ^ff/*%^
GERTRUDE Is a very bright young
girl.   But,  better than that, she
ls a very sweet girl, and her little sisters, Madge and KtHharine
and baby Elizabeth, love her dearly.
Almost every day, when they are tired
of playing, they rush to Gertrude and
beg her, please, to read them a story.
So Gertrude, takes- Andersen's Fairy
Tales or Swiss Family Robinson or some
other lovely story book antl they run
out to the garden and sit under the
trees. ,
And Gertrude reads so well that lt ls
Just delightful to listen to her.
Now, let's see hnw well you little boys
and girls can color this picture ot Ger
trude and her little sisters.
Get out your paint boxes, and do your
best. Madge, who is sitting on the camp
stool, has dark brown hair and eyes;
Katharine, on the footstool, has light
hrown hair, and baby Elizabeth has
golden hair and blue eyes. Gertrude's
hair Is between dark and light brown,
ami her eyes are hazel.
The footstool Is red, the wicker chair
is green and the cushion back of Gertrude Is while with pink polka dots and
pink ruffle.
Gertrude's hair ribbon Is pink and
her dress is pink, while the little girls
all have white dresses, stockings and
shoes on.
The Experiments of
Tom Tit
HERE are a couple of experiments
which   I   know   you   will  enjoy,
boys and girls.
The llrst Is an experiment with
air, und a curious one to onlookers.
Take a carafe or a large bottle with a
fairly wide neck and, holding it horizontally, lay a cork Inside the neck.
Then say to some friend, "I defy you to
blow that cork Inside the bottle so that
it will stay there,"
"Pooh!" ho will cry, "that's easy
enough," and he will be cocksure that
he can do it. But to his astonishment
he will find that no matter how hard he
puffs ut that cork, the moment he
ceases to blow It will bob straight back
to where It came from—the neck of the
"Well.   I  declare!"    your    astonished
friend  will ejaculate,   "how do you  explain that?   Is the cork bewitched?"
The explanation is simple enough,
after all. The bottle is full of air, of
course, you understand. Well, when you
blow your breath hard ngalnst the cork,
you cause a sudden compression of the
air that is inside the bottle and when
you cease your blowing, this compressed
air Immediately expands to Its former
volume, thus pushing the crrk back in
Its original place In the neck of the bottle.
A Birthday Pairing
TWELVE boys and twelve girls received notes of Invitation reading
as follows:
The pleasure of your attendance Is
requested at a Birthday Pairing Bee to
be given by Donald and Dorothy Dale
at their home, 15 Cabot avenue, on
Thursday evening, from 8 until 10
Pairing and Repairing.
At the entrance each was given a
curd with the name upon It of a well-
known popular character, sucn as
Punch. Judy, Alice, The White Rabbit,
Mury, Hei Little Lamb, Jack. Jill, and
so on.
As soon as all were "paired" a
lively march was played and they
wure 'led two or three times around
tlie rooms. Then Donald announced
lhat in various places In the rooms
were hidden iifty puirs of shoes for
whleh they would search as in a peanut hunt; the boy and girl finding the
greatest number of shoes that proved
to be "pairs" would receive a prize.
These shoes were about three Inches
long, of different colors, cut out or
cardboard from patterns found In an
Illustrated catalogue.
The girl's prize wns a pretty shoe-
button bag; the boy's, a painted china
shoe filled with bonbons.
Then all went into the library to do
a little "repairing" of accidents Full-
page likenesses of persons familiar to
children were cut in two sections and
then put together promiscuously. We
used pictures of Washington, Roosevelt, Grant, Cleveland, Dewey, Lincoln, McKlnley, etc., and their mixed-
up portraits were fastened to a sheet
by a little paste at the edges. Each
wus numbered and each child had a
pencil and card with the names. For
instance, Washington's complete portrait wus found In numbers one and
six. Without leaving their seats they
were to mark the numbers beside the
names on their cards. The prize wns
a tlnypalr of silver scissors.
Thin sandwiches filled with fruit,
nuts and minced chicken; olives, fancy
cakes, charlotte russe und chocolate
were served picnic fashion.
Star  Traveling  Vsoscj/.
SIR ROBERT HALL tells us whnt lt
woultl cost tu reaeh one cf the
must distant slurs, supposing a
railway were constructed to 1'. from
London, nml lhat l low rule of 2
cents per 100 miles prevailed. If the Intending passenger could present to the
booking clerk Ihc whole of the national
debt of the United Kingdom, a sum
exceeding 18,-0,000,000, he would require
fi.OOO huge carls to convey It In sovereigns to the ticket office.
Even when the poor clerk had accomplished the lengthy tusk nf eount-
Ing the "fare," he would wunt another
J55,000,000 beforo he would feel Justified
in Issuing even n third-dass ticket, and
that could not be a return one for the
Can You Boys Answerf   ^"'
Harry and Oscar were caught In a
pear tree on which there wen3 thirty-
three pears. The owner of th_. orchard
gave Harry forty-two blows -*_,i".h a
switch, and then turned on Oscr._- a'ld
gave him twenty-seven. Hor.' muny
mOre blows than pears? How many
more blows did Harry receive than Oscar? If each boy hnd eaten his fill, how
many pears would bave been left?
Arithmetic in Jest.
In going along the street a dog Is
traveling at the rate of six miles an
hour. That Smith boy throws a stone
at him, whleh speeds at the rate of
thirteen miles an hour. How long before the stone overtakes the dog, and
before Justice overtakes the boy?
Can You TellP
A goat, worth. $1.75, was tied up In a
shed along with half n dozen joints
of stovepipe, worth 25 cents each.
What was the difference between the
worth of the goat and the value uf
the pipe eaten?
A Boy's Observations
SIS takes calisthenics,
Injun clubs und such.
Reaches for her toes tei. times,
And ench time   makes 'em touch;
Raises up her nniiH and
Sweeps   tm all around,
Kicks h"r heels three times without
Ever touching ground.
Mn takes phys'ca] cull uro
At llie wnshln' tub-
Gets the clothes an' souks 'em down,
Then begins to rub:
Makes ten thousand lotions
Up and down tl">t v—y—
She gets lots of exercise
In a working day!
Sis goes to the gym and
Does tricks on the rings,
Then she takes a big. deep breath,
Antl then she yells and sings.
Ma, she washes dishes,
Then she sweeps the floor,
And then she hearthstones all the steps
Right up to the door
Both take phys'cnl culture,
But I tell you this:
There's lots of difference 'tween the kini
My ma takes and Sis.
—. _lorneo. itat.
IN a certain wretched hovel In England, close to tho Thames, lives a
family who are so accustomed to
the sight of rats racing across the floor
that they think very little nbout the
nuisance. Last Ocotber, however, the
wife was stnrtled on seeing, peening
from under the- grate, the head of a
large, healthv-looklng rat, graced vlth
. a pair ■ of tiny, out beautifully-curved
Her husband refused to believe tho
story, saying she must have been deluded by a dream. A few weeks later,
however, the same rat—or one exactly
like lt—was seen bv the whole family,
so that the>-e T>t_s r.o longer room for
doubt. *>
HANS SNUFF sat In the old cobwebby, dust-covered loft of
Ills mill, smoked hs pipe slowly
and seriously, and puzzled his
brain for a plan to rid the building of
They, were the bane of Ills life, and
bothered hlni of nights b.v scampering
over his bed. They ransacked his
pantry und built their nests In bis
cupboard. As he smoked and planned
for their death, he could hear faint
squeaks fi'i'in llielr snug houses and
stuffy cornet's^under the sacks of dour.
No doubt they were commenting upon
the appearance and iiIbo planning Hi'
I heir way to do five times us much damage as formerly.
It was easy to see that Hans Snuff had
lived In the mill all his life, for it
seemed as if either he had grown much
like the mill, or else It had patterned
after his appearance. Hans was short
and squat, so was the mill; Hans wore
an old ccat, yellow In color and whitened
by the flour; the mill was of the same
dingy yellow white. In but one thing did
they differ—Hans haled the rats of the
mill with a fine hate; the mill seemed
to love them ln its dry, musty corners
and floors, protecting them from all his
efforts beyond traps.
But witb traps Hans had quite a
reputation, and when the rats were
caught he would speedily introduce them
to Tom. a large cat, with gray and
white  stripes.
From the loft Hans could see across
country to where the dike spread, all
yellow In the sunshine; beyond lt the
sea. Hans nodded once or twice, but
the thought of the rats never left his
mind. He had just about settled the
fate of every whiskered fellow in the
country, when a very funny thing happened. The sun ran across the sky and
plunged downward into the sea, the
dike seemed to dance a jig, and Tom,
the cat, in the window,. rew smaller and
smaller, until he at last disappeared.
The sails of the mill stopped, and the
little red-roofed house on the hill turned
into a tree.
"Surely," Said Hans, "surely something strange has come to this part of
the country."
Then he glanced downward toward the
grinding stones, and there—there sat the
largest gray rat he had ever seen. It
was an old fellow, with whiskers nearly
six Inches long, and a tail that seemed
to be broken in one or two places. One
of his eyes was gone, and an ear consisted simply of ribbons, and hung limp.
He had a very funny cap on his head,
too, something Hans had never seen on
a rat's head before. Hans was so astonished that a rat should come out on
his millstone nnd brave him that his
pipe fell to the floor and smashed to
little bits.
"That is the very rat," said Hans to
himself, "that 1 threw the stove lid
after three days ago."
The old fellow stuck his head on
one side, so as to better view Hans
with the good eye, and stroked his
whiskers in a most comical fashion.
"Hnns Snuff, Hnns Snuff, you're a
bad man!" squeaked the rat.
"Only to rats," mumbled Hans.
"Well, I am the king of the rats,"
said the old fellow, proudly, "and I've
come to have a talk with you, Hans
Snuff, and tell you what 1 think of your
ways. You threw a stove lid at me the
other day, Hans Snuff, and I have only
to thank that cast in your right eye that
the rats are not holding a convention
over a new king. It was a heavy stove
lid. Hans Snuff, and. had It hit me fair
I would have been a very sick rat. You
should be ashamed of yourself, Hans
"I'll never do It again." said Hans.
"You'd better not. Don't you see how
your mill is stopped and the sun run
down? We've managed all that because
of Ihe stove Ud. Y'ou are getting above
yourself, Hans Snuff; you're a naughty
Hnns gasped.
"Boy! Why, I'm an old man. I'm—"
"You're not near so old ns the King
of the Rats. I knew your great-grandfather, Hans Snuff; ami. by the way,
you've broken his fine yellow pipe. He
was a r.iuch better man than you, Hans
Snuff, and I fall to remember anv stove
lids of his."
The rat moved Into n more comfortable
attitude, then continued:
"Now, you see. Hans Snuff, the rats
are  tired  of your ways,  and  all  those
terrible traps and snares must go. Look
at this foot, all chewed up by a trap,
and look at my back, seriously strained
by jumping out of the track of your
"But," said Hnns, "you'll eat me out
of house and homo."
"That's Just whnt I want to talk
about, Hans Snuff. The rats held a meeting last night over your bedroom—"
"That's why 1 couldn't sleep," interrupted Hans.
"And ull made speeches, Including
Lord Whiskers and myself. Then they
voted that 1 should come and talk to
you'. We want you to part wilh al! the
traps und that terrible creature you call
Tom. If you promise this, every day at
the hour of 12 the stones will grind out
a handful of gold coins Instead of
"And If I don't," argued Hans.
"Then 10,000 rats will gnaw and gnaw
nnd gnnw .ill the mill falls about your
ears.   If that don't fix you, we 11 get the
gold coins for rat traps, thp grinijlns
stones will grind out rats—live lats—
and you'll never be free of them."
With this, the old fellow put his cap
on sideways and limped away. At thn
same lime Tom, on thi' window ledge,
gave himself a great stretch, as all cats
"Why, I've been asleep," said Hans,
and he laughed. "As ..' all the rats in
the country could make me—"
A great clatter ruse In the darkest
corner of the mill, and, going there,
Huns found lt camo from his largest
nnd best trap. Thi e In the trnii was
the old, gray-wn!skered, lame Kfng of
Hans rubbed his eyes nnd looked
again. There was the king, nnd no mistake!
"Now, I've got ynu." said Hans. Then
he thought of the promise be had made,
and even though lt was only In a dream
he was afraid to i.reak It, and; besides,
he eould not help a faint thought lhat
300 tribes of Holland rats, including the
pink-eyed rats, the gray-striped ruts
and the Norway rats, and burrow
through the dike and let the greedy sea
In on you."
The old fellow's single eye blazed, and
his tall shook a warning.
Hnns trembled.
"I'll do It," he snid. Then from all
sides came a shrill squeak of applause.
"Then I'll bid you good-day, Hans
Snuff; but mind, If you ever spend the
the king might fulfil his promise to
grind out gold coins every day ut 12. So
he released the old king, who limped
slowly to the nearest hole and out of
■ sight.
Hnns Snuff now rules to church In a
gorgeous roach and owns a yellow pipe
far better lhan the one left him by his
So, whnt do yon think, boys nnd
girls? Did he owe his prosperity to the
King of Rots?
The Busy Bee's   v
Whnt   Inree   flowers   are   1,
and 3?
Where are yon
And   what   Is    ye
)ii .-gaming,
your    errand
"The   Queen   Bee    wants    honey    for
To get It I nm now nn my wny.*'
Toes of an
O Busy Bee! Where will you find It'.'
The grocer won't serve you   I'm sure!'
"I'll not even nsk him; I'm certain
The flowers will give me their store.
PUSSY often asked,
sea like?"
First he asked papa. Then he
nsked mainnia, and then big brother,
and then big sister; and when visitors came to see the family, every ono
of them had to meet the same question from curious Pussy: "Please,
whnt Is the sea like?" But nono
could tell him.
Captain Angora at last gave Pussy
the next thing to u satisfactory answer.
"See here, Pussy, I don't know ,.ny
more than anybody else by actual experience what the sea Is like, but
this is what I'll do: Next time I come
I'll bring the sea to you."
"Y'ou will!' Oh, do tell me when
and, how," cried Pussy, now on tiptoe With excitement and anticipation.
"Never mind how; but it will be
next Monday, I think."
The   following  Monday,   sure  enough,
ge nf the pall
and sniffing at  the salt  water.
"Now turn arounil untl look at me,"
said Captain Angora and when Pussy turned, what did the Captain do
but give Pussy a push that sent him
sprawling  into  the   pall   anil say:
"People all get Into the sen. and of
course you want to do the same thing
thiit people do."
So that Is how Pussy got his lirst,
last and only dip Iuto the sea, and
learned what the sea is like.
When at last he managed to struggle out of the pall, dripping and sputtering most dismally, he walled:
"I doh't like It! If flint Is what
folks go to the seashore for, I should
think they would far rather stay
home and keep comfortable nnd dry!"
What do you say, boys and girls?
"Tho   —(1) ope
to  receive me,
The              (2)
cries    to    me
The   Columbine   has
some all   ready
On    hearing    the
sound      of      my
"Almost   I   was
caught   by   a
Friend (:i)   protected mu  well.
For Just ns he dipped to secure
She whispered,
•Creep into my
"Now buck tu the hive I must hasten.
Her Majesty's waiting, you know     .if
To breakfast upon niy fresh homy,
So lf you'll excuse me, I'll go."
-K. A
—Deo. 1, MO*-
Local Items.
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J> ADVOCATE, only $1 (or 12 months.
Mrs. (Capt. > Saoret ot Tenth fwwrae,
< vast, who has been quite ill the past
1 two weeks is nmoh better,
Sirs 0. H. Williams of Westminster
i avenne, left on Friday for St. Lonis
_ Mrs. Williams will be absent three
i months and will also visit Philadelphia.
Mr. D. Mowat has purchased six
i «tes from Mr. Harmer at Central
3 Park, and will make his home in that
i flourishing locality .as soon as he can
1 build. ,
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Children you oan get at Hyndman's
t xnr. Ninth & Westminster aves.:
; Scribblers, Exercise Books, Pencils, etc.
Candies, Soft Drinks, Cigars, Tobacco
Mr, and Mrs. W. R. Verge have issuod
invitations for the marriage of their
daughter Annie G. to Mr. Frederick
Ohorles Butterfield whioh will be
solemnized on December 12th.
Thompson's Cream of Witch Hazel—
best for chapped hands. At Mt. Pleas-
tnt M, A, W. Drug Store.
For   your   Soft  Drinks,     Candies,
Oigars  and   Tobacco  go    to the Mt,
i Pleasant   Confectionary   Store, tChas.
Homewood, proprietor).
On Thursday mornring at the residence
< of Mr. Wm. W. Bennett, at Eburne,
) his youngest daughter Edua Augusta
was united in marriage to Mr. Ernest
; Sherwood Bobson. only son of Rev. E.
. Kobson D. D„ of Mt. Pleasant. The
'• bride was giveu awey by her father and
: attended by the Misses Effie Bennett
i nud Ella Sparling, the bridegroom being
i supported by Mr, Cecil Bennett, and
, the service conducted by  Dr. Robsou.
After the ceremony the guests sat down
. to a daiuty wedding breakfast. Mr.
: uud Mrs. ou their return from their
, Uoueymoon trip will reside at 20! Niuth
i *venue, west. s
Four lota on Scott street for $1.700.
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Two 83-ft. lots Eleventh avenue,
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Ask for our American
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latost stylos to select from.
Caps, Shirts,   Collars,   Ties,  Trunks,
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ricPherson & Son
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Boot and Shoomaklng
and Repairing done at
Peters' Boot & Shoe Store
2454 Westminster avenne.
Royal Crown
the Best in the World. Drop
ns a post card asking for a
Catalogue of Premiums to be
hnd   free  for Royal Crows
Personal   notices  of  visitors   on
nt.   Pleasant,  or of   Mt.  Pleasant
people who visit other cities, also all
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Editor "The Advocate":
A recent issue contains a letter by
R. S. 0.| re a tramway around Stanley
Park, wh_ch voices my sentimTOts ex>
aotly. Now is ihe .time to agitate thiB
Let us have the electric tram around
the Park, and the souner the better.
What surprises me more than anything is that many (comparitively poor)
people are decidedly opposed to cars in
the Park.
How many people are ther«. in Vancouver today who have been around
the Park?
If each person in Vancouver were to
go arouud the Park once a year, there
would be an average of 1,000 a week or
say 150 per day, winter and Bummer,
go around the Park. I have walked it
several time duriug the past summer on
the finost days and I don't think I saw
more than from 25 to 80 poople either
day making the trip What does this
mean? Why that Stanley Pork is a
sealed book to the great majority of
Of courso, the selfish, wealthy
residents will oppose it but thore are
many wealthy peoplo who desire the
most good to the greatest number who
I believe will vote lor tho cars.
I venture the Kesertion that there are
more people living outside of Vancou
ver, tourists, etc., than there are resi
dents, who hr.ve beou around and
through the Park.
Yours truly,
—D. W. G
Mt. Pleasant, Nov. 29th, 1906.
To "The Advocato":
The question of admitting the tram
cars into Stanlry Park is now quite a
lively subject, as it will be voted upon
in January next. As tho greatest com
fort to the grtatestnumber of peoplo
it is very likely- tho vote "For" will
lead the vote "Against." With the
tram liuo encircling the Pork there will
still be a wide area which can lie
sought, for quiet and ^solitude,
However, porks alive with children,
men and women who may enjoy the
pleasures of N ature aro more in keeping with a Gr..at City than a Big Silent
Solitude with a few people scattered
about tho entrance and fewer, twos and
threes, mooning in the more remote
portions, perhaps, writing immortal
gush for the Sunday papers; or
perchance making kodak views of the
beauties of the exclusive parts of tho
Park. To be sure, thoso who can not
afford a c-uveyauco and aro weary
after the'week's toll, or who have little
feet of children to guido around tho long
roads, can buy these kodak views, thero-
by learning there are beauties iu tho
Grout Park, so near; but there are mauy
of those working poople who long to soe
the grand lv ritage and who are as sensitive and api..ii eciativo of the beauties of
Nnturo, un the more favored ones wjiosu
walk orouuii or through the Park ls the
sole exercise after long hours of ease
Oh, yes! wo will have tha tram iu the
Young Peoples Societies.
Loyal Workers of Christian Endeavor
moot at 15 minutes to 7, every Snnday
evening ir. Advont Christian Chnrch,
Seveuth avottue, near Westm'r ave.
Epworth  League of   Mt.   Pleasant
Methodist Chnrch meyts at 8 p. m.
B. Y. P. U., meet* in  Mt. Pleasr
Baptist Chnrch at 8 p. m.
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