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Tanglefoot, Fly Pads,
Insect Powder.
Everything to Kill Plies
he M. A. W. Co.,
tt Slock, Mount Pleasant.
A Big Bottle of Lime Juice for 85c.
Mt Pleasant Advocate
$■ per year, Six Months 50c, Three flonths 25c, Single Copy 5c.
Devoted to tha interests of   Mt. Pleasant, Central Park, South Vancouver.
The Arcade or Granville Strttt
For Light Lunch
Baked Applet—like luune—with Pare Cream.
Genuine Boston' Baked Beans
Open from 7:.'I0 11. tu., to it p. tu.
Suuday from 9 a. m.   to lt p. in.
Established April8,1890;  Whole Number 37...
riOUNT   PLEASANT,   VANCOUVER,   8.  C,    SATURDAY   July  16th, 1004.
Sixth Year, Vol.6, No. 13.
Subscribers    are , requested   to
t any carelessness iu the delivery
;""The Advocate."
„os for advertisements should ba
J before Thnrsday noon to insure their
Local Items.!
f aaSfr^a
TheMcCuaig Auction aud Comniis-
jlon Co., Ltd., next to Cnrueigu Library,
tings street, hay Furniture for Cash,
duct Auction Sales and handle
I'tu-krnpt Stocks of ivory description
ati-faction guaranteed.   Phone 1070.
Mrs. (Dr.) Brydone-Jack and child-
|eu are camping at Bowen Island.
■ ai.   ',. ;»:	
Misses A. aud L. Verge left on Wed-
ay's boat for Victoria,  to spend a
few days.
Mr. Oscar Burritt and family have
ented a cottage at Euglish Bay for the
Miss G. Wood returned the first of
fue week from a ten days stay at
inutile Falls.
The Municipal Council of South Van-
aver will meet this Saturday after-
'loou at i o'clook.
Mrs. (Dr.) Allen left Wednesday for
. few weeks visit with her parents, Mr.
and Mrs. Ashwell of Chilliwhack.
TO LET: rooms furnished or nu-
jfurnished, with cu without Board.
Vpply to 4.5 Eleventh avenue, Mt.
Mrs. P. White and Miss F'orence
I White of Rosslnnd were the guests of
[Mrs. Shilvock,' Westminster avenne,
l this week.
Rand Bros., put through a mist, hr.-
t por taut  real estate    deal  this week,
[having sold the property adjoining the
Daily Ledger Office to  Mr.   Brown,   a
Loapitnli-t of Los Angeles.
Read the New York Dental Parlors
\ advertisement iu this nnper. then go to
! New York Dental Parlors for yonr work
The annual Suuday School Picnic of
St. Michael's Chnroh will be held ou
Wednesday July 2Clh, to Bowen Island
1 by  steamer    Britannia  which   leaves
Evans,   Coleman & Evans'   wharf  ut
' 9:16 a. in.
—1 — :o:	
Mr.   and  Mrs.   Chas.   Doering   aud
Miss Beatrieo  Doering,  after  a  long
, absence  returned to  B. C, last week,
1 and   are   nt   '<_etch<nin,   thu   child-
' hood home of Mrs. Doering, where they
will remalu dating the summer months.
FOR RENT.—Seven-roomed house,
48 Thirteenth avenne, beautifully situated, all modern improvements; apply
63 Thirteenth avenue.
Mrs. Merkeley, Burritt Block, has
jnst received a beautiful assortment of
Ladies' and Children's DRESS
dozen sample Bearskin Coats for
Children whioh are selling at cost—see
The Dr. A. Reed Cushion Sole Shoes.
Easiest shoe ever produced Tho best
Shoe ever made for hot, cold, damp or
aching feet. A great help to ouc's
nerves.   Coll and inspect tbem
R. MILLS, 18 Cordova street and
540 Granville street.
Rev. A. W. McLeod will conduct the
morning servico in the Mt. Pleasant
Baptist Chnroh. Several speakers will
give impressions of the recent Oonven
Hon. In the eveniug Rev. I. W
Williamson of Kamloops will preach
and sing.
We have shown that it is possible to do the very best Dental Work at moderate prices. ,We ore not only wiUing to have our work compared with any
othor but we invite those that are extremely particular to come aud consult
us on our painless methods which we will gladly demonstrate to their entire
satisfaction. Samples of our work ore always on exhibition iu our parlors.
Since we have beeu iu business we have never bad a single dissatisfied patient.
We do PAINLESS DENTISTRY and use only the most MODERN
METHODS. We take Justifiable Pride in the Beauty of thi work doue
by our Specialists, who are Graduates aud Past Graduates of the
Philadelphia Dental College aud Moffit College of Poroeladj add
Continuous Gum Work.
We CROWN, FILL and EXTRACT TEETH without tho least particle
of pain. The large increase noticed daily in our practice is due to the most
artistic and high-class work doue by our Specialists aud without pain. Our
teu-yenr guarantee means that all our work must be done perfectly. If yon
have any work to be done givo us a call aud you will fiud that we will do
exactly as we advertize.
Gold  Crowns,  |7,00 Gold Filling, $3.00 aud np
Porcelain Crowns, $5.00 Bridge Work, $7 00 and np
Cement Fillings, $1.00;   Silver Filliugs, *1.00;   Platinum Fillings. |1.60.
Painless Extraction, 60c Porcelain Fills, ♦il.OO and up
Upper or Lower   Set of Teeth, $12.00
147 Hastings St., E.VanBC0Ucver
Opposite the Carnegie Library.
Office Hours: 8 a.-m., to I) p. m.
Telephone 1500.
Sundays 9 a. m., to 2 p. m.
Mr. A. O. Stitrett, formerly iu the
employ of Robt. Wft_d & Co. Ltd., aud
for the last two years Manager of
Evans, Coleman & Evans' Insurance
Department, has joined the well-knowu
firm of Ceperley, Rouusef ell & Co. Ltd.,
Insurance and Finance Agents. Mr.
Stirrett outers the firm as Secrotary-
Treasurer, aud beiug well-known
throughout the city nnd proviuce should
bring additional strength to nn already
well-established business.
Miss Grnce Harford, Twelfth avenue,
the most seriously injured in the street
car accident July 2d, is improving
slowly. Owing to many flesh wounds
nnd swelling the brokeu ankle has uot
yet been placed iu a plaster-cast, and
it will be somo time beforo she is able to
sit up.
Mrs. Hatch, Sr., Thirteenth avenue,
who was so serionsly injured in the
street cor accident on Saturday night
July 2d, was able to sit up for tlie first
time ou Weduesday of this Week.
GARDEN.PARTY,at Central Park.—
A Garden Party will be held at the
residence of Mrs. Weart, Central Park,
on Thursday, July 31st. Dauoing on
tho lawn, games, etc. Ice cream and
other refreshments. In aid of St. John's
Chnrch.   All are coidially invited.
The Daughters of tho Kiug of St.
Michael's Church gave a very delightful
Garden Party at the home of Mr and
Mrs Pugh, Seventh avenue and Carolina street, ou Wednesday evening. The
receipts were grntifyingly large and tho
occasion most enjoyable socially.
Tho residents living on Seventeenth
and Eighteenth avenues (outside city
limits) who petitionedthe City for
water service will be granted the servi.e
if they tire willing to pay double price
and one year's charges in advance.
Dr. McKechnie is having a handsome
homo built corner of Eighth aveuue and
Granville street, Fairview.
Let Us Fill Your
Camping Order
This is the season when Picnics, Excursions and Camping
Parties are in full swing.    We can fill correctly and ship
promptly to any place.
WE HAVE PROVIDED FOR THIS TRADE and thoroughly understand the
Campers' wauts    Goods delivered to all Trains, Boats, Etc
Our Solicitor will call on you mid sec that your camp is kept properly supplied.
A trial will be couviuciug. ' J
J. P. Nightingale & CO.
Westminster & Seventh Aves.   Mt.Pleasant. Tel. 1360
How About Your
Spring Hardware?
Lawn Mowers, any make, size or price. Garden Tools, Shovels,
Rubber Hose, Lawn Sprinklers and Sprays, Wheelbarrows,
Spades, Poultry Netting, from "ij-iu. to 2-iu. meshes, all widths.
Always a full Hue ot Paints and Varnishes.
J. A.   F* L E T T,
W. R. OWENS, Manager.
Place yonr order uow    We will have a large shipment of
No. 1 Apricots at a very low price.
Crown Fruit Jars ^ best jarS ^
Swift's COOked Hani   always   in  stock.
H. O. Lee,
2425  Westminster Ave.
'Phone 322
Dprnmral *^#tl_? specials in f
CORSET COVERS— 50c regular; sale price 80c
60c regular; sale price 30c $1 25 regular; sale price 76c
♦1.25       " '        '   fl.00 *1.75 ... " • $1.85
$2.00       " '        '   $1.60 $2.60       " '       '   $1.75
DRAWERS.—$1.50 regular; sale price $1.00
$2 00 regnlar; sale price $1.25 $2.60 regnlar; sale price $1.75
CHEMISES.—50c regular;  sale price 80c
85c regular; sulo price 60e $1.25 regular; sale price 76c
$2.00      " ' '    ' $1.25 $2.76       ' '       ' $1 75
NIGHTGOWNS—$1.60 regular: sale price $1.00
$2.00 regnlar; sale price $1.26 $2.50 regnlar; sale prieo $1.50
1 $8.00 regular; sale prico $2.00
# A. ROSS& CO.,   28Cordova St. «
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KSSmCentral fleat flarket
Cor. Ninth Ave., & Westminster Rd.   Telephone 954.
Wholesale and Retail
Dealers iu all kinds of Fresh and Salt Meats.    Fresh Vegetables always
on haud.   Orders solicited from nil parts of Mount Pleasaut nnd Fairview.
Prompt Delivery.
Woodrow & Williams. ^KJSSS^
The improved Hygienic Cushion Frame Massey-Harris Bicycle represents
our largest aud latest effort to make what is considered a perfect bicycle.
Its parts are manufactured from tested material and handled and finished
by automatic machiuery which does its work in far g enter minuteness
than would bo possible by human hands. Tho frame dosigns embraces
the latest feature in modem bicycle building—the Hygienic Cushion
This model is brought ont to meet a popular demand for a moderate
priced machine. It is made throughout Of the best materials, thoroughly
tested; equipped with Duulop tires. It sells at as low a pi ice as an honest
bicycle cau be made ".or. ,
W. J. Annand, Agent.
146 Hastings Street, East.       Tel. 1285.
Bicycles sold on the easy payment plan.
Repairing of every description promptly doue.
"Fit-Reform"    Flannels,    Serges,    and   Homespuns
There's a summer of comfort, coolness and
pleasure, iu "Fit-Reform."
There's the comfort of perfect fit. There's
coolness in every fibre of these lightweight
fabrics. There's pleasure in knowing that
you're well dressed, correctly dressed, and
economically dressed.
Have you seen the new things we've just
gotten iu? Flaunel Suit you'll "fall in
love, with," rich, elegant Serges, and homespuns that look as invitiug as the Canadian
"summer girl."
333 Hastings St.
Vancouver, B   C.
Mail   Orders   promptly   ntteuded   to.    Self-measurement Blanks and
Samples sent on application.
Bujrnaby Berries
The finest ever seen in the city.
Pints  75c  per doz.,   Quarts $1.00 per doz.,
yi Gallons $1.25, at ihe
Otv Grocery Co.,
Tel. 286. Wetdnlns.er Ave. A PrlmmmsmIffWl.
i   Iff Iff  Iff  W Iff  Iff  IffuMffflfntllfulffffK
Brewed right here in Vaucouver by men ^
of years and years and years experience, _5
and a brewery whose plant is the most -•
perfect kuowu 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
£= cau supplant ?    Doz., quarts $2.  Doz., pints $ I.      ^
^ Vancouver Breweries, Ltd. *
£ Vancouver, B. C.       Tel. 429 al
fc: For Sale at all first-class Saloons, Liqnor Stores aud Hotel*    gA
**- or delivered to vour house. ™
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Rev. J. Irviue left Friday for a three
months trip in the Kooteuay ou
Foresteric work.
Mrs. Jos. Dodsou of Sixth avenue, hns
beeu quite ill this week.
Mrs. W. B. Verge, Tenth aveuue,
gave a delightful afternoon tea ou Men-
ft day, lu houor of Mrs. Stevens of
Kamloops; among those present: Mrs
Stevens and Mist, Bell of Kamloops,
Mrs. Middlcmiss, Mrs. Wcatherbie,
Mrs. Dalsell, Miss E. Middlcmiss, Miss
Verge, Miss L. Verge.
Nothing better than a neat appearing,
Al wearing quality, hand-sewn, welt
shoo. We have a splendid shoe which
wa cau highly recommend, either in
kid or velonr, at the low price of $...60.
B. Mills, 18 Cordova street aud 640
Granville street.
The drawing for tho elegant rubber
tired Buggy came off at Storoy &
Campbell's on Friday evening. As this
paper goes to press Friday nfternoon,
the lucky mini lier could not be learned.
The frnn desire thnt nil holders of
~srpe?Mkcep them carefully until tho
expiration of two weeks, as they are
determined there shall be no mistake
aud will take time to assure themselves
the prize is awarded rightfully und
fairly. This gouero.is gift ou the port
of Storey & Campbell is appreciated by
the pnblic, and has proved a mini
telling advertisement for this oiicrgct.c
and popular firm,
On Thursday next, July 21st, the
Maple Leaf and West End lacrosse
teams will play their second match of
tho season ou Cambie Street Grounds
The local team is confident of wiuning
this time, and if they do they will tie
jhe West End team for the championship.
We, the undersigned have opened a
Real Estate OfAco at 2450 Westminster
avenne, and will be pleased to hnve all
those wishing to dispose of their properties to call at tho office and list same
witb us. We already have a list of
some fine Houses aud Lots, aud Business
property, also Farms, Houses aud Lots
outside the city. These proport.es are to
be had at reasonable prices and ou easy
terms of payment. Wo have somo Snaps
for Cash. Money to loan nt reasonable
iuterest. We also represent reliable
Insurance Compauies.
Mrs. N. Rider has gone to visit friends
iu Chilliwhack.
Mrs W. R. Owens nud Mrs. P. G.
Fenton with their children left Thursday for Bowen Island, where they will
spend a month.
Capt. Donovan has sold his place ou
Nineteenth avenuo. and will locate
down-town upon the return of Mrs.
Douovnn, who is visiting friends in
I. O. F.—Ooqrt Vancouver, Independent Order of Foresters, met in regular
session nu Monday evening in Oddfellow b'Hall, there being a largo attend
a nee. The initiation nccording to the
new ritual was put ou by a degree team
composed of Royal Foresters in their
flue uniforms. The. ceremony is very
itiipressivo aud attractive throughout.
The team does its work in splendid
style and should bo tho meaus of drawing  an   extra    large    attendance   of
Saturday afternoon last tho little
eleven-year-old son of Rev. J. Knox
Wright while in bathing ut Greer's
Beach, got beyond his depth nud the
undertow dragged him out, a companion, Frank Smith, about 14-yeais-old,
went out to his assistance aud bravely
struggled with hui frieud in the henvy
waves. Tho rescurer with his heavy
burdeu was losing strength, wheu-a Mt.
Pleasaut lady with much presence of
mind wnded out to the boys aud carried
young Wright to the shore; young
Smith, the hero, wns about exhausted
and yonng Wright unconscious. After
considerable attention the lad recovered.
Too much praise can not bo accorded
Frank Smith's prompt action to
save his little friend, dot to tho lady
who probably saved both boys wheu
Smith's strength was failing.
The Mt. Pleasnnt Baseball Team
defeated The Nationals ou Cambie
Street Grouuds, Wednesday eveniug,
by a score of 14 to 4.
— :o:	
The City Grocery doJivers groceries
every day on Mt. Pleasant;   'phoue 288
Street car No, 29 which caused tho
panic among the passengers on the
eveniug of July 2d, nppeafed on Weduesday after beiug thoroughly repaired.
Messrs. Herbert Sucrct, Bert Hieks
aud McCallum made tho ascent of
Grouso Monutaiu ou Saturday last,
ascending to the top of the third peak,
which is the highest point and seldom
ascended. The suow on the mountain
top is reported to be from four to five
feet deep.
McTaggart & lioscrop
Dealkrs in
3X4 Carrall St.,     Vancouver, B.C.
Templetou Block.
The Advocate is always glad to receive
items ot social, personal or other uews
from its readers. Seuil uews items to
the oflioe or by telephone, B14U6.
A. J. McDonald, Ccmotury rond, near
TbomnR', has thoroughbred Collie Pups
for sile.
Elkctrolyr.8 PAJtLuK of Hairdressiug, Manicuring, Facial Massage aud
Scalp Treatment for Ladies and Gentlemen. Superfluous hair, wtirts and
moles removed by Electrolysis.
Vnlnable information giveu to every
lady patron ou "How to tnke enro of
Skill Food for building Op the wasting
tissue. Orange Flower Cream to prevent aud heal sunburn.
MADAME Humphueys, 581) ('rnlivillf
street.       •*•
Ogilvio's Hungarian Flnnr |1.45 pr sack
B. O. Gran. Sugar 20- It, sack tl.Ofi
Faucy Creamery Butter, -im: per pound
Hams, first-class   18c   '*       "
Picnic Hams l!Ic   " •     "
R.,11. WALLACE,   '      'i'hniie 0.8.
Mt. Pleasant, Free delivery
■I I
Royal Crown Soap Wrappers
Return 12 Royal Crown Soap Wrappers
oud we will send free your choice of 110
pictures. Or for 25 wrappers choice of
150 books. Books uud picture lists on
The Royal Soap
Co., Limited,
Full Line of Fancy and Staple
Prices to compare with any,
Cor. Westminster ave., A Dnfferin st.
Lawn Grass Seeds
Clover aud Timothy Seeds,
Pratt's Poultry aud Animal Foods,
Pratt's Lice Killer,
Holly Chick Food, Bcofsornps, Etc.
SI/piTH  Corner   NINTH .v-«u.   *
T-li'iiliun.  l a I '•	
[iiSf Subscribers who fail to
get "The Advocate" on Saturday morning please notify
this office,    Telephone l.id/'*.
The Great
At Kennedy's
Still Goes On
and every day adds uew
bargains to the list as
everything must Le cleared out.
CORSETS —P. D. Corsets, regular . 1 50 for 76c; regular |S) for |l;
regular «2 50 for $1.85.
MUSLIN S—White Muslins
worth up to Hue, sale price 10c yd.
White English Pique, 20c for 10c.
Colored Ml rceri-cd Sateen.-, '-Oc
for 16c ynrd.
Scotch Ginghams; SOc for 10o yd.
French Organdie Muslins, colored,
Cue for 80c.
DRKSS   GOODS.—4*4 in,   Fancy
Voiles, 11.25 for li.ic yd.,
44-iu. Grey Mixed Tweeds, *1 for
60c n yard.
86'lu Linen Suitings, in b'ues,
greens, grev, cream and pink;extra
quality, only 40c
42-in. Pauamn Cloths, UOe for Hue.
Old Stand
303 Hastings street.
"Trorey's "
Buying Facilities
are part of tho secret wby yon
cau do so well at "Trorey's."
Nearly everything is bought "flrst-
hund"—that is what is known as
buying from tho actual makers of
the goods.
Pi rsonnl buying is doue in Paris,
Borliu, Amsterdam, London and
nil the .ceding mnuufrictnring
centres in Europe and also in
Canada nud the United States.
Ynu cau  buy   as lulvniitageously
here us lu any store in Canada,
These r.ve fcicts.
| Corner Hastings and Grnuvi.le 8t».
OfhVinl Watch Inspector C. P. R.
Now is the time to
<*$$ ROSES
while iu   bloom—for
Fall planting.
Chas. Keeler
Note—Street Cars pass my pi. re.
27114 Westminster Ave.     Mt.  Plensuut
lf ynu misn Tin; Apvocatk you miss)
III" loCtU  lle'.VS,
33>i   Westminster   Ave.
Mt. Pleasant.
E. H. Peace,  Proprietor,
oo o o oo
Wholesale aud Retail (,
Dealer in Meats of , i
All Kinds. Tel. ai206    >
Give us trial. f
Prompt Delivery. J ■%--■
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CHArTF.lt 1.
UP to the days of Indiana's early
statehood, probably as late as
1825, there stood, in what Is
now the beautiful little city
of Vlncennes on tbe Wabash, the decaying remnant of an old and curiously
gnarled cherry tree known us the
Kousslilon tree, le cerlsler de Monsieur
Itousslllon, as the Freueb Inhabitants
culled lt, whleh as long as it lived bore
fruit remarkable for richness of flavor
and peculiar dark ruby depth of color.
The exact spot where this noble old
seedling from la belle France flourished.
declined nud died canuot be certainly
pointed out. for In tbe rapid anil happy
growth ot Vlncennes many laudmarks
once notable, among them le cerlsler
de Monsieur Housslllon. have been destroyed and the spots where they stood,
once: familiar to every eye In old Vin-
eeniics, are now lost In the pleasaut
confusion of the new town
The   old,   twisted,   gum   embossed
cherry tree survived every other distinguishing feature of what was once
the  most  picturesque   and   rouiuutic
place In Vincenn'>s.   Just north of It
stood. In the curly French days, a low,
rumbling  cabin  surrounded   by   rude
verandas overgrown  with grapevines.
This was the Kousslilon place, the most
pretentious  home  In  all  the  Wabash
country.   Its owner was Gaspard Kous-
sillou, a successful trader with tbe Indians.   He was rich, for the time and
the place,  Influential  to  a  degree,  a
man   of   some   education,   who   had
brought with him to the wilderness a
bundle of hooks and a taste for reading.
It Is not known Just when Vlncennes
was first founded, but most historians
_uak4 the probable date very early iu
the eighteenth century, somewhere between 1710 nnd 1730. In 1810 the
Housslllon fberry tree was thought by
a distinguished botanical letter writer
to be at least fifty years old, which
would make the date of Its planting
ubout 1700. 'Certainly, aa shown by the
time stained family records upon which
this story of ours ls based, lt was a
nourishing and' wide topped tree In
the early summer of 1778, Its branches
loaded to drooping with luscious fruit.
So low did the dark red clusters hung
ut one point that a tall young girl
standing ou the ground easily reached
the best ones and made her lips purple
with their Juice while she ate them.
Tbat was long ago, measured by
what has come to pass ou the gentle
swell of rich country from which Vln-
cenues overlooks the Wabash. The
new town flourishes notably and Its
appearaoce marks the latest limit of
progress. Electric cars In Its streets,
electric lights In Its beautiful homes,
the roar of railway trains coming nud
going In all directions, bicycles whirling hllher and thither, tbe most fashionable styles of equipages from
brougham to pony phaeton, make the
days of flintlock guns and buckskin
trousers seem ages down the past, and
yet wer are looking back over but a
little more than 120 yenrs to see Alice
Itousslllon standing under a cheery
tree and holding high a tempting cluster of fruit, while a short humpbacked
youth looks up with longing eyes and
vainly reaches for It. The tableau Is
not merely rustic; It ls primitive.
•jfcunpl" the girl is saying in French.
"Jmnp, Jean; Jump high!"
"Yes, thut was very loug ago. In the
dnys when women lightly braved what
the strongest men would shrink from
Alice Itousslllon was tall, llth.,
etrongly knit, with an almost porSee*
figure. Judging by whnt the muster
sculptors curved for tbe form of Venus,
und her face v.us comely and winning.
il";not absolutely beautiful; but the
time and place were vigorously Itidl-
caBd by her dress, which was of
coiir.ie stuff and simply designed.
Plainly she was u child of the Americas wilderness, a daughter of old Yin-
cefcies on the Wabash In the time that
tried men's souls.
?_lump, Jcau!" she cried, her face
laughing with a show of cheek dlm-
pljfe, an arching uf finely sketched
brfiws and the twinkling of large blue
gray eyes.
"Jump high and get thcml"
While she waved her sun browned
bund holding the cherries nlott. the
breeze blowing fresh from the south-
waut tossed her hair so thnt some loose
strands shone like rltupled flames.
The sturdy little hunchback did leap
with surprising activity, but tbe
treacherous brown Imud went higher,
b» high thnt the combined altitude of
bis jump nml tbe reach of bis iinnnt-
urslly long arms was overcome, Agulu
nhd iigiiln he sprung vainly Into the
air comically, like a long legged, squat
-lgjdled frog.
/■i'And you brag of your nglllly and
strength, Jean," she laughingly ra-
marked, "but you cnu't take cherries
wiieu they are offered to you. What a
clumsy bungler you are!"
''I can climb and get some," be Raid,
with a hideously happy grin, and Immediately embraced the bole of the
.tree, up which be began scrambling almost as fust as a squirrel.
. Wben he hud mounted high enough
to be extending a band for u hold on n
crotch Alice grasped bis leg near the
fiot und pulled him dowu. despite his
clinging and struggling, until bis bauds
clawed In the soft eurth at the tree's
root, while she held his captive leg ill
most vertically erect.
It was ri show of great strength, hut
Alice looked quite unconscious of It,
laughing merrily, the dimples deepening lu her plump cheeks, her forearm,
now bared to the elbow, gleaming white
nud shapely, while Its muscles rippled
on account of the Jerking and klckln™
of jeuu.
' All the timo she was holding the cherries high In her other hand, shaking
them by tbe twig to which their slender
stems attached to tliem and suyitig in a
fellow you arc, Indeed, trying to grabble cherries out of tbe ground, as you
do potatoes! I'm suro I didn't suppose
thut you knew so little as that."
Jean, the hunchback, wus a muscular
little deformity and a wonder of good
nature. How long he might have kept
up the hopeless struggle with the girl's
Invincible grip would be hard to guess.
Ills release was caused by the approach
of a third person, who wore the robo
of a Catholic priest and the countenance
of a mnn who hud lived and suffered a
long time without much loss of physical strength and endurance.
This was I'ere Beret, grizzly, short,
compact, his face deeply lined, bis
mouth decidedly aslant ou account of
some lost teelh, and his eyes set tleep
under gray, shaggy brows. Looking ut
blm when his features were In repose
a first Impression might not have been
favorable) but seeing him smile or
hearing him speak changed everything.
His voice was sweetness itself, and bis
smile won you on the Instant. Something like a pervading sorrow always
seemed to be close behind his eyes and
under his speech; yet he was a genial,
sometimes almost Jolly, man, very
prone to Join In the lighter amusements
of his people.
"Children, children, my children," he
called out ns he approached along a
little pathway leading up from the direction of the church, "what are you
doing now? Bah there, Alice, will you
pull Jean's leg off?"
At llrst they did not hear him, they
were so nearly deafened by their own
vocal discords.
"Why are you standing on your head
with your feet so high In air, Jean?"
he added. "It's not a polite attitude
In the presence of u young lady. Are
you a pig, that you poke your nose in
the dirt?"
Alice now turned her bright head
nnd gnve Pere Beret a look of frank
welcome, whleh at the same time shot
a beam of willful self assertion.
"My daughter, are you trying to help
Jean up the tree feet foremost?" the
priest udded, standing where he hnd
halted just outside of the straggling
yard fence.
He had his bauds on his hips nnd
was quietly chuckling nt the scene before him, ns one who, although old.
sympathized with the natural and
harmless sportlveness of young people
and would ns lief as uot join In a
prank or two.,
"You see whnt I'm doing. Father
Beret." said Alice.    "I am preventing
Sweetly tantalizing tone:
- "Whnt makes you climb downward
after cherries. Jean?   What a toellab
"Jump high mid gel them!"
a great damage to you. You will maybe
lose n good muny cherry pies and
dumplings If 1 let Jean go. He was
climbing the tree to pilfer the fruit,
so 1 pulled him down, you understand."
"Tn. ta!" exclaimed the good man,
shaking liis gray head; "we must reason with the child. Let go bis leg,
daughter, I will vouch for him; eh.
Alice released tbe hunchback, then
laughed guyly and tossed the cluster of
cherries Into his hand, whereupon he
begun munching them voraciously nnd
talking at the snme time.
"I knew I could get them," he boasted, "uud see. 1 have tbem now." lie
hopped around, looking like s species
of III formed monkey.
Pere Beret en nie and lenned on the
low fence close to Alice. She Will ul-
most as lull as he.
"The sun scorches today." lie snid. be-
ginning to mop bis furrowed face with
a red flowered cntlou kundUerehV.
•and from the look ef the sky yonder."
pointing southward, "It ls going to
bring on a storm. How ls Mine, ltouu-
slllun today?"
"She ls complaining ns she usually
does when she feels extremely well,"
suid Alice. "Thut's why I had to tuke
her place at the oven ami bake pies. I
got hot uud enme out to CO toll a bit of
this breeze. Oh, but you needn't smile
and look greedy, I'ere Beret, the pies
are not for your teeth!"
".My daughter, 1 um not a glutton. I
hope. I hud incut not two hours since
—some broiled young squirrels wilh
cress, sent nie b'y liene de Uouvllle. He
never forgets his old fullier."
"Oh, 1 never forget you either, mon
pere.    I thought of you today every
time 1 spread u crust uud Hii-U it wilh'
cherries, and when I took out u pie, ull
brown and hot, the red juice bubbling
out of lt so good smelling and templing,
do you know what I said to myself?"
"How could I know, my child?"
"Well, I thought this: 'Not a single
bite of thut pie d.:e. Fattier Beret get.' "
"Why so, my daughter."
"Because you said it was hud of me
to read novels, aud told Mother Itousslllon to hide them from me.   I've hud
any amount of trouble about lt."
"Ta, tu! Head the good books thnt I
gave you. They will soon kill the taste
for these silly romiinces."
"I tried," suld^ Alice. "I tried very
hard, und It's no use. Vour books are
dull and stupidly heavy.    What de 1
enre nbout something that a queer lo!
<if saints did hundreds of years ago in
times of plague nnd famine? Saints
inii.t have been poky people, nnd it Is
poky people who cure to read about
them, I think. I like reading nboui
brave. heroic men and beautiful women, and war and love."
Pere Beret looked away with n curious expression in bis face, his eyes'half
"And I'll tell you now. Father Reret,"
Alice went on after a pause, "no more
j claret and pies do you get until I can
' bave my own sort of books back ftsaln
I to read as I please." She stamped hor
; moccasin shod foot with decided en-
'; ergy.
The good priest broke- Into a hearty
laugh, and, taking off his cap of grass
■ straw, mechanically scratched bis bald
j  head.
Although, as Father Beret had snld.
the   sun's  beat  was   violent,  causing
that gentle soul  to pass  bis bundled
; handkerchief  with  a  wiping circular
! motion   over   bis   bald   and   bedewed
pate, the wind was momently freshen.
J lug, while up from behind the trees on
i the horizon beyond the river n  cloud
'< was  rising   blue  black,  tumbled  and
i grim against the sky.
"Well." said the priest, evidently try-
j Ing hard to exchange his lnugh for a
] look of regretful resignation, "yon will
hnve your own way, my child, and"—
"Then you will have pies galore and
no end of claret!" she Interrupted, at
the same time stepping to the withe
lied and peg latched gate of the yard
and opening It. "Come In, you dear,
good father, before the rain shnll begin, and sit with me on the gallery"
(the creole word for veranda) "till
the storm is over."
There was not a photographer's
camera to be hnd in those dnys, but
what If a tourist with one In hand
could have been there to take a snap
shot at the priest and the maiden as
they walked nrm In nrm to lhat squat
little veriindu! The picture today
would be worth lis weight in a lirst
wnter diamond. It would Include the
cabin, the cherry iree, a glimpse of
the raw, wild background unil u sharp
portrait group of Pere Beret, Alice and
Jean tlie hunchback. Ench of us enn
see them, even with closed eyes. Led
by thnt wonderful guide, Imagination,
we step buck u century and more to
look over n scene nt once strangely nt-
trnctlve and unspeakably forlorn.
What was it that drew people away
from the old countries, from the cities,
the villages nnd the vineyards of beautiful Franco, for example, to dwell in
Wie wilderness, amid wild beasts aud
wilder savage Indians, with a rude
cabin for a home anil the exposures
and hardships of pioneer life for tbelr
daily experience?
Men like Gaspard Rmisslllon nre of
a distinct stamp. Take him as he was.
Born iu Frame, on the banks of the
Rhone near Avignon, he chine ns a
youth to Camilla, \yhence he drifted on
the tide of adventure this way und
that, until nt last he found himself,
with a wife, at Post Vlncennes, thut
lonely picket of religion and trade
wliich was to become the center of civilizing energy for the great northwestern territory. M. Itousslllon bad uo
children of his own; so his kind heart
opened freely to two fatherless uud
motherless waifs. These were Alice,
now called Kousslilon, and the hunchback, Jean. The former was twelve
years old when he adopted her, n child
of Protestant parents, while Jean hnd
been taken, when a mere babe, after
his parents had been killed and scalped
by Indians. Mme. Uoussllloii. a professional invalid, whose appetite never
failed nnd whose motherly kindness expressed Itself most often through
strains of monotonous falsetto scold-
lug, was a woman of little education
and no refinement; while her husband
clung tenaciously to his love of hooks,
especially to the romances most In
vogue when he took leave of France.
M. Roussillon had been, in a way,
Alice's teacher, though not greatly Inclined to abet father Beret In his
kindly efforts to make a Catholic of the
girl, and most treacherously disposed
toward the good priest In the matter of
his well meant attempts to prevent her
from rending and rereading the aforesaid romances. But for tunny week,
past Gaspard Rousslilon lind been absent from home, looking nfter his trading schemes with the Indians, and Pore
beret, ncting on the suggestion of tbe
proverb about the absent eat and Ihe
*p!;!ying mouse, had formed nn hllfitnce
■ 'Tensive   and   defensive   with   Mine.'
Uoitaallliin,  iu  which   It  was strictly
stipulated that nil novels and romances
were lo be forcibly taken and securely
hidden away from Mile. Alice; which,
to the best of Mine. lioussii ion's ability, bud accordingly beeu done.
Now. while the wind strengthened
nnd the softly booming summer shower
came on apace, tho heavy cloud lifting
ns lt advanced and showing under II
the dark gray sheet of the rain, Pore
Beret uud Alice sat under the clapboard roof behind tho vines of the ve-
rauda and discussed wbnt wan generally uppermost In the priest's mind
upon such occasions, the good of Alice's
Immortal soul—a subject uot absorbing'
ly Interesting to her at any time.
"Ah, my child," he was snylng, "you
are a sweet, good girl, nl'tor nil, much
better than you make yourself out to
be. Your duly will control you. You
will do It nobly at last, my child."
True enough, Father Beret, true
enough!" she responded, laughing.
".'our perception is most excellent,
wbicli 1 will prove to you Immediately."
.She rose while speaking und went
into tbe house.
"I will return In n minute nr two."
she called back from a region which
Pere Beret well knew was Unit of the
pantry. "Don't get Impatient and go
I'ere Beret laughed softly at the preposterous suggestion thut he' Would
even dream of going out In tho rain,
which wus now roaring heavily on the
loose board roof, aud miss a cut of
cherry pie —n cherry p|e of Alice's
making! And the lioiissllion claret,
loo, was always excellent. "Ah. child,"
be thought, "your old lather Is not going awny."
She presently returned, hearing on a
wooden tray a ruli.v stained pie and a
short, stout bottle flunked by two
"Of course I'm belter than I sometimes appear tc be," she snid almost
humbly, but with mischief still In her
voice and eyes, "and I shall get to be
very gootl when I hnve grown old. The
sweetness of my present nature Is In
this pie."
i'he set the tray on n three legged
slnul which she pushed close to blm.
"There, now," she said, "let the rain
come. You'll be happy, rain or shine,
while tho pie and wine last, I'll be
. Pere Beret fell to eating right heartily, meantime banding Jean a liberal
piece of the'luscious pie.
"It Is good, my daughter, very good,
Indeed," the priest remarked with his
mouth full. "Mme. Roussillou hns not
neglected your culinary education."
Alice filled a glass for him. It wns
Bordeaux nnd very fragrant. The bouquet reminded him of his sunny boyhood in France, of his journey up to
Paris nnd of his careless, Joy brimmed
youth 'In the gay city. How far away,
how misty, yet how thrllllngly sweet it
nil was! He sat with half closed eyes
awhile, sipping and dreaming.
The ralu lasted nearly two hours, but
the sun was out again when Pere
Beret took leave of his young friend.
They had been having another good
natured quarrel over the novels, and
Mme. Rousslilon had come out on the
veranda to join in.
"I've hidden every book of them,"
said mndaine, a stout und Bwartby
woman, whose pearl white teeth were
her only murk of beauty. Her voice
indicated grent stubbornness.
"flood, good; you have done your
very duty, inadnuic," said Pere Beret,
with Immense approval in bis charming voice.
"But, father, you said awhile age
thut I should have my own way about
this," Alice spoke np wilh spirit, "aud
on the strength of that remark of
yours I gave you the pie und wine.
You've eaten my pie and swigged the
wine, nnd now"—
Pere Beret put on his straw-cap, adjusting it carefully over tho Bhlnlng
dome out of which had como so many
thoughts of wisdom, kindness aud human sympathy. This done, ho gently
laid a hand on Alice's bright crown of
■hair and said:
"Bless you, my child. I will pray to
the Prince of Peace for you as long as
I live, nnd I will never cease to beg
the Holy Virgin to intercede for you
and lead you to the holy church."
He turned and went uway, but when
he was no farther than Ihe gate Alice
called out:
"Oh. Father Beret, I forgot to show
you something!"
She run forth to him and added In a
low tone:
"You know that Mme. Rousslilon has
hidden nil the novels from me."
She was fumbling to get something
out of tbe loose front of her dress.
"Well, just take a glance at this, will
yon?" and she showed him a little
leather bound volume, much cracked
along the hinges of the back.
Pere Beret frowned and" went his
way shaking bis bend, but beforo he
reached his little hut near the church
he was laughing In spite of himself.
"She's not so bud. not so bnd," he
thought aloud; It's only her young,
Independent spirit taking the bit for a
wild run. In her sweet soul she is as
good as she is pure."
LTHOUCH  Father Beret wns
for many years a missionary
on the  Wabash, most of the
time nt  Vincennes,  the  fact
that no mention of him can be found
In  the  records  Is  not  stranger  than
mauy other things connected with tho
old town's history.   He wus, like nearly
all the men'of his calling In thnt dny,
a  self effacing and  modest hero, apparently quite  unaware  that he deserved   attention.     He   and    Father
Gibault, whose name Is so beautifully
nnd u.bly connected with the stirring
achievements of Colonel George Rogers
Clark,  were  close   friends  and  often
companions.   Probably Father GIbuult
himself,  whose fame will neyer fa..e,
fvould have been today as obscure ns
Father Beret but for the opportunity
given liim hy Clark to flx his name iu
the list of heroic patriots who assisted
In winning the great northwest from
the Kuglish.
Vincennes, even In the earliest days
of Its history, somehow kept up com-
mirnlcution and, considering the circumstances, close relations with New
Orleans. It was much nearer Detroit,
but the Louisiana colony stood next to
France in the Imagination and longing
of priests, voyageiirs, coureurs de hois
and- reckless adventurers who had
Latin blood In their veins. Father
Beret first came to Vincennes from
New Orleans, the voyage up the Mississippi, Ohio and Wabash In a pirogue
lasting through a whole summer and
fur Into the autumn. Since his arrival
the post had experienced many vicissitudes, nnd at the time in which our
story opens the British government
claimed right of dominion over the
grent territory drained by the Wabash,
and. Indeed, over a large. Indefinitely
outlined part of the North American
continent lying nbove Mexico, a claim
just then being vigorously questioned,
flintlock in band, by the Anglo-America u colonics.
Of course the handful of French people at Vlncennes, so fur awuy from
every    center    of    Information    and
' they held bound to them witb a power j
! never  possessed   by  any  other  while >
I dwellers   in   the   wilderness.     Father ,
I Beret   was   probably   subordinate   to !
I Father Gibault.   At ull events .the lat- j
j ter appears to have had nominal charge
i of Vincennes. and  it can scarcely  be
j doubted that ho left Father Beret on I
i the Wabash while he went lo live and
| labor for a time at Kaskaskla, llt'yond
llie plains of Illinois.
It IS a curious fact that religion and
the power of rum and brandy worked :
together successfully  for n  long time ;
| III giving the. French posts almost ab- |
i solute Iniluenee over the wild and suv- j
I age men by whom tbey Were always
i surrounded.    The good   priests depre- j
! cateil the traffic In  liquors and tried j
' hard to control it, but soldiers of for- |
tune and reckless traders were in the j
majority, their interests taking prcccd- |
once of all spiritual demands und car-
1 rying  everything along.     What could
i the brave missionaries do but make tha
I very best of a perilous situation?
But if the effect of rum as a bev-
'■ erase  had strong allurement  for  the
j white man, it mude un absolute slave
; of llie Indian, who never hesitated for
| iilnninent to undertake any task, no
mailer how hard, bear, nny privation,
even tho most terrible, or brave any
danger,   although   It   might   demand
recltless desperation, if in  llie end a
| well  filled  bollle or jug appeared us
. Lis reward.
Of course tho traders did not over-
! look such a source of power.   Alcoholic
j liquor became their implement of nl-
iiiusfnniigicul  work in com rolling the
I lives, labors and  resources of the  In-
- (linns.   The priests, with their ouptivut-
: ing story of the cross, hud n large In-
: fiueiice   In   softening   savage   natures
' and averting ihiiny nn awful danger,
: bnt,"when everything else fulled, rum
always enme to the rescue of a threatened French post.
We need not wonder, then, when wo
are told that Father Beret made no
sign of distress or disapproval upon
I being Informed of tlie arrival of a
boat loaded Willi ruin, brandy or gin.
lt was Rene Ue ttonvUle who brought
the news, the sumo Rene already mentioned as having given the priest a
plate of squirrels. lie was sitting on
the doorsill of Fullier Beret's hut
when tho old man reached It nfter Ids
visit nt Ihe Itousslllon home und held
Iu his bnnd n letter which he appeared
proud to deliver.
"A bnt tea u and seven men wilh a
Cargo of liquor came during the rain,"
he suid. rising n.id taking off his curious cap, which, made of ull animal's
skin, had a tail jauiijn.v dangling from
Its crown tip, "and here Is a letter for
you, father. The Imjteau Is from New
Orleans. Eight men started with It,
but one went ashore to bunt and was
killed by an Indian."
Father Beret took the letter without
apparent interest and said:
"-Thank you, my son. sit down again;
the door log Is not wetter than the
stools Inside; I will sit by you."
The wind ha.1 li'lven a flood of mini
Into the cabin through the open door,
and water twinkled In puddles here
nnd there on Uie door's puncheons.
Tbey snt down side by side. Father
B.ret lingering the letter In uu abseut
minded way.
'There'll be a jol'v rlme.of It tonight."
Bene i!e llonville reinaihi il: "a roiriu;,
Father Beret's fnco nnd voice changed on the Instant,    ne laughed dryly pfl-tea were ranged in order,    "I made
and said, with a slv gleam In bis eyes: ,,V0I'J'  one of them this  morning and
"Y'ou could spend the evening pleas- ''"''''d £_?*». j had them nil out ol' the
antly with Mme. Rousslilon and Jean. ov,'» Bereft1..*, rain-came uo.    Don't I
Jean, you know, is a very amusing tei- y°u ■tWak me a wonder of cleverness
|ow." and industry?-.  Father Beret was polite
Rene   brought   forth   the   letter   of enough to flatter ine; bill you-you-justf.
which he hnd spoken nnd held It up be- *';"   what you winit and'sby nothing!
fore Father Beret's face. Vou ure uot polite, M. Rene de Ren
ville."    .  . :.,
"I've   been   showlug   y'ou   what   I
thought of your goodies,"  snld Rene.
nu nl enough'?
"A few such would make mc another
"Maybe you think I haven't n-rty'letter for M'sieu' Rousslilon," he blurted,
"nnd maybe you nre quite certnln that ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^_
I am not going to the house to take the  "Eating's   better   than   talking,   you
letter." know, so I'll just take one more," and
"M. Rousslilon ls absent, you know," he helped IfipiHulf.,-.''I^'l, that compli-
Futher Beret suggested.    "But cherry.
pies are just as good while he's gone ^^^^^^^^—^^^^^^^maaaaammaaam
us when he's nt borne, nnd I happen M hot day's work,'* she replied, laughing. .
know thnt there are some particularly . "Pretty talk would be cheaper and
delicious ones in Hie pautry of Mine, -more satisfactory lu the long run.
Roussillon. Mile. Alice gave me a Ev™ the Hour in these pates I ground
Juicy sample, but then I dare sny you wBh my own blind in an Indian mor-
do not care to have your pie served by till. That was hard work too."
her hand. It would Interfere with B.v this time Reno bad forgotten tbe
your appetite.   Eh. my son7" river house and the liquor.    With sot-
Rene turned short about, wagging telling eyes he gazed ht Alice's roimdi'd
his head and laughing, nnd so with his checks and sheeny hair, over which the
bnck to the priest he strode nwny nloiiH light l'roin the ciirlnipi eartlien'faliip
the wet path leading to the Rousslilon slip bore In ber linnd flickered most ef-
plucc. fe'etlvely.   He loved-her mildly, but hia
Father Beret gazed nfter hlin, his : f™r of her was more powerful than
face relaxing to a serious expression liis love. She gave him no opportunity
In which a truce of sadness and gloom to speak what he felt, having ever ready
spread like nn elusive twilight. Hn " uuWk. bright change of mood and
took out his letter, but did not glnneo manlier when she saw him plucking up
ut It, simply holding It tightly gripped courage to address her In a sentimental
In his sinewy right hand. Then bis i wSy. Their relations hud long been
old eyes stared  vacantly, ns eyes do , somewhat familiar, which was but nat-
when their sight Is cast back many
many yenrs Into the past. The missive wns from beyond the sen—he
knew the handwriting—a waft of tho
unil, considering llielr youth null the '
circumstances' of llielr dally  life, but
Alice somehow had kept a certain dls-
tnnce open between tbem, so that very
flowers of Avignon seemed to rise out j warm friendship could not suddenly re-
of lt, na lf  by  the pressure of bis ; solve Itself Into a troublesome passion
A stoop shouldered, burly man went
by, leading a pair of gouts, a kid following. He wns making hnste excitedly, keeping the gnats nt n lively trot.
"Bon Jour, Pere Beret," he flung
out breezily, nnd wnlked rapidly on.
"Ab, ah; his mind Is husy with the
newly arrived cargo," thought the old
priest, returning the salutation. "His
throat aches for liquor—the poor man."
Then he rend again the letter's superscription nnd mnde a faltering move as
If to break the senl. His hands trembled violently, his face looked gray
and drawn.
"Come on, yon brutes," cried the receding man, jerking the thongs of skin
by which he led the goats.
Fathef Beret rose nnd turned Into
his damp little but, where the light
wns dim-on the crucifix hanging opposite the door axalnst the cln»
nalinea wall. It was a bare, unsightly,
clammy room. A rude bed ou one side,
n shelf for table and two or three
wooden stools constituting the furniture, while the uneven puncheons of
the floor wabbled aud clattered under
the priest's feet
It hud been many years since n letter
from home had come to Father Beret
'The lust before the one now in hand
bad mnde him 111 of nostnlgia, fairly
shaking his iron determination never
to quit for a moment his life work as a
missionary. Ever since that day he
hud found lt harder to meet the many
and stern demands of a most difficult
and exacting duty. Now tin- mere
touch of the paper In his haiui gave
htm a sense of returning weakness,
dissatisfaction und longing.   The home
"Whv do vou sny that, my son?" the1 of hls hoyhood. the rushing of tbe
priest demanded ■ "hone, a seat In a shady nook of the
"The wine nnd (he liquor." was the ' Bnrdeii, Madeline,' his sister, prattling
reply. "Much drinking will be done. bosi<io ulm nnd llls mother singSug
The men huve oil been dry here lor somewhere about the house-it all
some time, vou know, und nre as ™me bacl£ AM went over blm and
thirsty us sand. They are making through him, making his heart sink
ready to enioy themselves dowu at the strangely, while another voice, the
river bouse." I sweetest ever henrd—but she wns ln-
"Ah, the poor souls!" sighed Fullier   effnble and her memory a  forbidden
Beret, speaking ns one whose thought!   fragrance,
were wandering far away. '    Father Beret tottered ncross tbe for-
"Why   don't "you   read  your  letter,   lorn "ttle room and knelt before-the
crucifix, holding his clasped hands
high, the letter pressed between them.
Ills lips moved in prayer, but uiude
no sound; bis whole frame shook violently.
It would be unpardonable jdesecrn-
tlon to enter the chamber of  Father
Father?" Reue added
The priest started, turned the soiled
square of paper over in his baud, then
thrust it inside his robe.
"It can wnlt," he snid. Then, changing bis voice: "The squirrels you gave
uie were excellent, my son. It wua^^^^^^^^^^^_^^^^^^^^^^^^
good of vou to think of me." he added, Beret's soul and look upon bis snered
laving his hand on Reno's uriu. and secret trouble, nor must we even
"Oh, I'm glad if I have pleased yon,   speculate  us'to its  particulars.    The
Father Beret, for you are so kind to   e"0'1  «kl  man  Writhed  and  wrestled
me always, und to everybody.   When I   before the cross for a long time, until
killed'the squirrels I  said to nivsell':   at last be seemed io receive tlie ciilm-
"i'hese  are young,  Juicy  und  tender;   ness nnd  strength  ho prayed   for  so
Father Beret  must  huve these,' so I  fervently.    Then he rose, tore tho let-
brought them along." ter  Into  pieces  so  smnll   that   not  a
The young mau  rose to go,  for In   word   remained  whole  and   squeezed
was somehow  impressed  that  Fullier   them so firmly together that they were
Beret  must wish opportunity to read   compressed   into   a   tiny,   solid   ball
his letter and would prefer to he left   wliich he let fnll through a crack bo-
alone with it.    But the priest pulled   tween the floor puncheons.  Al'ler walt-
him down again.                                         Ing twenty yenrs for that letter, tiim-
"Slay awhile,"  he said, "I have not   gi'J' us his heart was, he did not even
had u tnlk with you for some time."     , open it when at last lt arrived.    lie
Rene looked a trifle uneasy.                I would   never  know  what   message  it
"You will not drink uny tonight, my   bore.    The link between liim and the
son," Father Beret added.   "You must   old   sweet  days  was  broken   forever,
not.   Do you hear?''                                I Now, with God's help, he could do his
The young man's eyes nnd mouth al work to the end.
once begun lo have a sullen expreg. He went and stood In tbe doorway,
slop. Evidently he was not pleased und leaning against the side. He looked
felt rebellious, but It wus hnrd for hlin toward the "liver house," as the Into resist Father Beret, whom beloved, habitants hrtd' nuinod a large shanty
as did every soul In the post. Tin wbicli slood on the bluff of the Wabash
priest's voice wus sweet and gentle, not far from where tho road bridge
yet positive lo u degree. Rene did not at present crosses, und saw men galh-
»uy a word. I erlng there.
"Promise me that you will not tnste' Meantime Rene de Rouvlllo bnd de-
llrjuor lids niglil." Fnlher Beret went Ilvered Mine. RoilBSilloii's letter with
ou, grasping (lie young man's arm due promptness. Gf course such a
firmly. "Promise me, my sou; promise service deinundod pie and claret. What
me." ! slill better pleased him, Alice chose lo
Slill Rene was silent. The men did he lllnl''' mumble than was usually her
not look nt each oilier, but gazed away custom when he called. They sat to-
across the country beyond the Wabash gether In the main room of Ihc house,
to where n glory from the western sun where M. Rousslilon kept his books, his
flamed on the upper rim of a great curlosllies of Indian mnniil'iictiiro col-
cloud fragment creeping along the horl- looted here and there, and his surplus
boo. I llrearins.  swords,   pistols  and   knives,
"Eh blen. I must go," said Rene pres-' ranged not unpleasingly around the
ently, getting to his  feet  ulmbly audi Walls,
evading   Father   Beret's   hand,   whlc'
would have held him.
Of course, along with the letter, Rene
bore the news, so Interesting to hiin-
"llurc Is a later jor you, father."
wholly occupied with their trading,
trapping and missionary work, were
late finding out that wnr existed between England and her colonies. Nor
did lt really mntter much with them,
one way or unothei. Tbey felt secure
iu their louely situation, and so went
ou soiling their trinkets, weapons, domestic Implements, blankets and Intoxicating lluuois to the Iuiiluus. whom
"Not to the river bouse, my son?" sell', of the boat's tempting cargo Just
said the priest appeulingly. discharged at  the  river  house.    Ai.'-.'e
"No, not there. I have another letter)' undoi'slnod her friend's danger-felt It
one for Al'sleu' KoiiesUlou. It came by .In the Intense oulhuslusiii of his voice
the boat too. 1 go to give lt to Mme. ami manner. She. had once seen Ihe
Roussillon." inen   carousing  on  a  similar occasion
Reue d.' IlnnvIMe was a dark, weather when she was but n child, and Uie ini-
stnined young fellow, neither tall nor presslon then in.idc still rei.iain.'d in
short, wearing buckskin moccasins, her memory. Instinctively she ti'iolvcd
trousers and tunic. His eyes were dartej to hold Bene by dnb means or niiolh'-r
brown, keen, quick moving, set well! awny from the river house if possible,
under heavy brows.   A razor bad prob-|So she managed to keep blm Occupied
on Rene's parB	
We need not attempt to analyze a
yaiing girl's feelings and motives In
siieh n ease. What she tloes nud whnt
she thinks are mysteries even Io her
own understanding. The Influence mo<ft
notent In shaolm. Ihe rildlnientii.i—
chnrncter of Alice Tarleton (called
Roussillon) hud been only such ns a
lonely frontier post could generate.
Her associations wilh men and women
hnd, with few exceptions, been unprofitable lu nn educational way, while her
rending In M. Rouss|lion's little library
could not have given her any practical
knowledge of manners and life.
Her affection for Rene was Interfered
with b.v her large admiration for tho
heroic, masterful und magnetic knights
wbo charged through Uie romances of
the Roussillon collection, For although
Rene was unquestionably brave and
more than passably handsome, he had
no armor, no war horse, no shining
lance and embossed shield—the difference, Indeed, was great
Perhaps it was the light and bent of
Imagination shining out through Alice's
face which gave he. beauty such u fascinating power. Bene saw It and felt
Its electrical stroke send a sweet shiver
through his heart while he stood before
"Y'ou are very beautiful tonight,
Alice," he presently said, with a suddenness which took even her alertness
by surprise. A flush rose to his dark
face and Immediately gave way to a
grayish pallor. His heart came near
stopping on the Instant, he was so
shocked by bis own during, but he Iuid
ii band on her hair, stroking it sof|ly.
Just a moment she wus at a loss,
looking a trifle ombnrrassed; then,
with a merry laitf.h. she stepped aside
and said:
"That sounds better, M. Rene de
llonville; much better. You will be as
polite as Fa I her Beret after. a little
more training."'        . .   ,.,
She slipped past blm while speaking and made her way back again to
the main room, whence sho called to   '
"Come here.   I've Something to show  .
y°u-" '""".' ■  ••'•/-   j.-A, .*
lie obeyed, a sheepish trace on his
countenance betraying his self consciousness.
When be came near Alice, she wns'
taking from Its buckhorn book ort the
wall a rapier, one of a beautiful pair
hanging side by side.
"Papa Roussillon gave me these," she
said, with great animaliou. "He bought
Ibeiii of an Indian who had kept tliem '*'
n long time. Where he came across
them be would not tell. But look, how
beautiful! Did you ever see unythlng
so line?"
Guard nnd hilt were of silver; the
blade,   although  soniewjuut  corroded, • '.
still  showed  the  Hue;  wuvy  lines pf^.v
Damascus steel and truces of delicate
engraving,  while   in  the  end  of the
hilt was set a large oval turquoise.
"A very queer present to give a
girl," said Rene. "What can you do
with them?"
A captivating flash of playfulness-
came into her fnce and she sprang
backward, giving the sword a Beml-
.irculnr turn with her wrist The
-IhiIo sent forth a keen hiss as lt cut
Ihe nlr close, very close to Reue's nose.
He jerked his head and Hung up. his
She laughed njerrlly, standing beaut.-..
'ully pulsed before him, the rapier's
mint slightly elevated, l'fer short skirt
eft her feet and nnkles free to show
heir graceful proportions and the per-
'ecl pose In which they held her supple .
"Y'ou see whnt I enn do with the
•olecliemiii'de, eh, M. Rene do Roii-
ville!" she exclaimed, giving him a
imile which fairly blinded him. "No-
;leo how very neur lo your neck I can
hrust and yet not louch It. Now!"
She darted the keen point under his
.•bin nnd drew lt nway so quickly that
Ihc stroke was like a glint of sun-
"Wbat do you think of that as a nice
ind accurate piece of'skill?"_
ably never touched his face, and his
thin, curly beard crinkled over bis
strongly turned cheeks aud chin, while
his inuslaelK's sprung'out quite fiercely
nbove his full lipped, almost sensual
mouth. He looked wiry nnd active, a
man not to be lightly reckoned with In
a trial of bodily strength and will
eiiling pie. sipping watered claret and
cluitling until night came on ami Mine.
Roussillon brought In a lamp. Then
lie hurriedly smilehetl his cap Irani the
Hour beside him and got up lo go.
"Come and look at my handiwork,"
Alice quickly snld; "iny shell' of pies,
I mean." She led him to llie puntry.
where a dozen or fnore of Ibe cherry
111,.-., line  Orders,
An elght-yeur-old was pla.vlng In the
yard of (lis home, ntul Ids mother,
knowing the easily opened gate was a
terrible teiiiplallon to the youirgslerto
transfer his activity -to the street,
thought It well to'wurn |)liu.
"Bobby," she ordered, ."you must not
go out through tintr gate lo the-street"
Receiving the liltle fellow's word that
ber com inn ud would He obeyed, she left
him to his games. Not loug iil'lerwiud
the mother looked from uu uppi'i window and saw the family's pride pl-y-
Ing lu the forbidden street
"Didn't I tell you not lo go ouf of tbe
gate?"-she culled lo the yonnesirr.
"Well, I didn't mn." -retorted the
heir, conscious of his Innocence. " 'Deed
I didn't I cliini mir llie feuce!"—Philadelphia Press. MOUNT  PLEASANT  ADVOCATE.
VAJSfcou.yEi^ i. 0:
 Aaf-**      'T       l.     ''      "■
I If wo would look back with pleasure" on the past, let it be our endeavour to make good use of the
' w-
Fifty years ago the height of a
very tall British WQinan was 51't. Tin.
now the height averages from 5ft.
Bin, to 5ft. lOin.
A Lessor* tm manners;
Potatoes from the world's greatest
Th. "Way a Clever American Womun
Managed  a  Duke.
A story which belongB to a time several years ago when an English duke
was a much sought after personage In
New York society ls told by Mr. James
],. Ford in "The Brazen Calf:"
This duke, contemptuously noting
the eagerness • with which New Yorkers fawned upon him, bad formed the
habit of going, out to. dinner without
troubling himself to put on evening
dress. A lady bad Invited him to dinner without knowing of this peculiarity and was awaiting his arrival when
lier butler opened the door and cast a
glance at her ov'erthe heads Of intervening guests, which said plainly that
something was wrong. ":
i She hastened' into the hall to find (he
duke standing there clad In the checked
sick suit und flaming red tie which
had seemed to him "good enough" for
a dinner party of Amerlcnn calf worshipers. This woman,' however, had
presence of mind, und she advanced
upon him radiant and smiling.    '   ■
"No," she said decisively as she took
bim by tbe hand; "I won't accept auf
excuses.' You've come round to tell nio
why It Is that you can't dine herb to
night, and it's ever so much nicer of
J'ou to do that thnn just to send a note.
The dinner's n little late, und you've
Just time to.gb home and dress and be
back hei'e.before we begin."
The nobleman opened his mouth to
reply, but his hostess shut him off In n
second: "No; ydu needn't make any
expliuiatlous or excuses. Remember,
you've only twenty minutes, so you
must hurry."
A moment later _he astounded duke
found himself hurrying toward his hotel nttd perhaps wandering what new
Social force It was that rvns Impelling
liim In that direction.
*"*"= j    A colonel in the British.Army gets
on the average, £1,000 a year; in'.single crop, 4,000,000.000, bushels
'•the French, ■ £280 ; in, tho .ltar being produced unnuully. This is
fl}an, i.21',0. '" • equai in bulk to the entire corn crop.
ugh Sickness,
Coughs and Colds.
La Grippe, Bronchitis and Pneumonia—Enormous Demand for
. *. ...
Dr. Chase's Syrup of
Linseed  and Turpentine.
There is scarcely a home whero
there is not some one suffering lioiu
throat or lung troubles.
In • offices, slozos and factories the
staff aro greatly reduced. The sudden changes in temperature are more
than peoplo can stand. Everywhere
y(>u hear people coughing.
-Previous experience has taught
most' people lor theso ailments there
is no treatment so prompt and eflec-
'tive as Dr. Chase's Syrup of Llnsocd
and Turpentine. Just now the sulcs
of this great family li-edicino aro
MK3.    J.    PROVOST,     RENFREW,
states my:—"My fo'urteen-year-old
bpy had a very severe cold in the
chest last winter and I really
thought ho wus going to die. lie
coughed nearly all the time and some
times would spit up blood. We had
about given up all hopes of his recovery, when I heard of Dr. Chase's
Syrup of Linseed and Turpentine.-
After using one bottle there was a
great change in his condition, and I
can positively say that he was completely cured by two bottles, and
ho has not been troubled since. I
never biiw medicine tako auch quick
effect and can sincerely recommond
Dr. Chase's Syrup of Linseed and
Turpentine, 25 cents a bottle, family
size (three times as much), 00 cents
at. all dealers, or Edmanson, Bates &
Co., Toronto.
To protect you against imitations
the portrait and signature of Dr. A.
W. Chase the famous receipt book
author are on every bottle.
The  Thins* That   Most  Impressed  a
I-'eiiiiuliie  Tonrl'ftt  A'bronil.
"Whnt -impressed you most?" said
the gushing.girl to the woman who
had just returned from a trip abroad.
"You uiust have seen ,such wonderful
Tho '.woman who had .traveled
thought deeply a few minutes; then
she said slowly^ "1 think it was the
luck of napkins In Scotland. Yes, that
was it. My deur, there Isn't n sign of
a napkin on the tables In Scotland. If
you nsk for one, you may get it, and
then again you may not. I wns entertained in the homes of some of the
finest people in Scotland, and never a
napkin did I get.
"The next most Impressive thing
was tlie size of tbe coins In England.
I usSj' up a great deal of good, nerv-
r ous energy trying wtiys and means to
stuff "tiros, curt wheels Into' niy little
purse. One.da/,' when my pockctbook
had become unusually clumsy, I became nUhd-t'hystcrlciil.iaud that night
I dreamed that ' T was uslnjjjc belt
buckleD'H-i'thc coin of the realm.
"There's''one-queer thing, though.
You know I never conld get It through
my head how one made double change.
Yoti know what I mean—some one
gives you too much change, nnd then
you give them some money, aud It's
all right or something of thnt sort.
Well, I never could understand tbat
process; In good United States money,
wlth'wliich I'm more or less familiar,
but oyer'there In England I accomplished that feat again and again
without a tremor. Don't ask me how
1. dtd.:|t, I don't' know. , It Just came
to me. Can l.do It now In United
Stntes money?. NO; I cunt. I left that
special ability.'behind  in   England."
;' t "General Gordon's 'Wife.
Through the entire civil war General
Gordon's wife accompanied him, never
leaving his side save when the exigencies of campaign made her presence Impossible. To tho faithful devotion of his wife General Gordon
owed his life. In thebloody battle of
STuifpsburg, Gordon, while In the
midst of the carnage, was shot five
times. As soon us he fell his wife
rushed to his side und carried him te
safety, stanching the flow of blood and
attending his wounds until medical aid
c'otild'be procured.-. -She renin Ined with
him In tlie hospltnl until he bud recovered, and when General Gordon went
back to Join his command 'Mrs. Fan-
tile Haralsou Gordon followed her husband.	
istbc PRtfERtiNTIALio'CiGAR
Youll   Enjoy Every Bit Of It.
Tho frank., confession of a fault
emphasises to ourselves the necessity
of overcoming it, and exerts a strong
orce in that direction.
If you would advance in true holiness you must aim steadily . at per-
cction in littlo things.
A Troublo Hue
to Impure
Itliiiul   Easily
Ths Sturdy  Mini  of Japan.
• The average Jap we see Iu Europe
gives ho fair ldeu of the physique of
his people. He no more represents the
average man of his people than does
the boulevardler represent the French
'The average Japanese mnn, while
not tall, gives oue the impression of
being probably the hardiest man on
earth. He lives perpetually In the
open air and on the simplest food. Ills
■ home consists of paper screens, which
never shut the air wholly out and are
ialwoys open a grent part of the day.
H'j le hardy because he has been ln-
: tired to tho most extreme discomfort
■since infancy. He'does not know what
comfort. Ib. His home bus .practically
no furniture. .'Matting,. bedding (no
bed), and a tray for food supply bls!
wnnts. In a land cold beyond belief
over a large part of the year be never
• has a coal fire, but warms himself over
a box holding n few fragments of burning charcoal.—London Mall.
Bnd   blood   is the one great cause
of bud complexion nnd blotchy skins.
This   is -why    you must   attack the
trouble   through . the   blood with Dr.
Williams'    l'ink   l'ills.    All    blotches
boils,    ulcers,    pimples   und   pulenCss
arc. the direct, linpiistnkable result of
weak  blood   loaded  with Impurities.
Dr.  Williams l'ink Pills conquer the
the poison they drive out all the impurities; they.actually make new, rich
red   blood;   they   strike   right ut the
root of ull complexion troubles; they
arc a positive and permanent curo for
nil virulent skin discuses like eczema,
scrofula,      pimples    and     erysipelas.
They give you a clear, Clean*soft skin
free from all blemish and full of ros
health.    Mr.   Matthew   Cook,  Lumer-
ton, tt. W. T., tells how Dr. William
l'ink   l'ills    cured  him  of  erysipelas
after medicines had failed.   He say
"My skin was inflamed; my flesh wa
lender and sore; iny head ached; m
tongue wus coated; I had chills an
and   thought  I   was  taking  (ever,
tried several  medicines,  but nothin
helped   me   un.il I began using   Dr.
VYilinins'   l'ink    l'ills and   drovo the
tioiibl.  from my system,   and   1   am
now in the best   of   health,   I   thin
the.se  pills  the  best medicino  In th
world lor blood  troubles."
It is nn every day record of cures
like this that has given Dr. Wil
Hanis' l'ink Pills their world-wid
prominence. Tbey curo when olho
medicines fn il, but you must get th
genuine with tho full name "Dr,
Williams' Pink Pills for Palo l'copl
on the wrappor around overy box.
You can get tneso pills at all urug
gists or by mail at 50 cents a box
or six boxes for $2.50, by wiitin
The Dr. Williams' Medicine Uo,
llrockvillu,  Ont-.
He Waa a Prophet.
In Cheshire, England, there are legends of a prophet, one Robert Nixon,
who ls supposed to have lived In the
dnys of King James I. His fame
spread, and the king scut for him, according to the story. Nixon was greatly distressed. He wept and mourned,
saying that if he went to London he
should be starved. When he arrived at
court the king, having hidden a ring,
asked him to find it. Nixon replied,
"He who bldeth can lind." This greatly struck the monarch, wbo ordered
him to be kept in the kitchen so that
there might be no fear of his being
starved. Nixon had a great appetite-
he could manage a leg of mutton at a
sitting- and he became such a nuisance
thnt one day the cooks locked him In a
closet. Here he was forgotten, nnd
Ins prophecy came true—he was starved
to death. The closet is shown ill Hampton Court; but, unl'urliinately for »ie
veracity of the tale, tbat portion of tbe
building was uot built till tile reign of
Jiiug William III.
Henson  Why ntrds Blake Toilet.
As bird fashions do not chnnge, the
lady birds of today wear the same
kind of dresses their grandmothers
wore and are never troubled about
style. Two suits a year are quite
enough for most bird-, but they need
to take great care of them. Each separate feather must be cleaned aud looked over and the useless ones pulled
out You bave seen a canary preening
his feathers by lifting them nnd
smoothing them out with his bill, nnd
you hnve thought him vnlu to do this
so often. If you neglect to comb your
hair It will become tangled and look
untidy, but more serious things huppen
to a bird who does not comb his feathers. These feathers are pot packed
.Ipse together, you know, but tie loose,
and have places between them, filled
with air. When a bird wants to get
warmer he lifts his feathers so that
these air spaces may be larger] but If
his feathers are tangled or wet and
dirty he could not raist them, and soon
be could not keep the heat in his little
body and would die, of course.
The First.
Miss Shnrpe—I celebrate my twenty-
fourth birthday tomorrow. Miss Old-
age—Indeed! And—Isn't it singular?—
so do I. Miss Shnrpe—Oh, but 1 celebrate nflne for the first time.
The  l.iiily   of the  Honse.
Canvusser-Is the lady of the house
In? Domestic— Yls, sort there Is two
nv us.   Wliich wan do yez want to see?
A wonderful echo enn be heard in a
room fn tlio Castle of Silhouette,
near Milan. A loud noise, such as
a pistol  shot repeates sixty tlines.
Vanity   sometimes
tilde of virtues.
spoils a miilti-
Ask for Miiiard's and take no other.
There are 250,000 foreigners living
n Paris and  its neighborhood.    Ilel-
ians head the list, Austrians fool
A Rlagical Life Saver I. n.. _.r-
new's Cure for tho TTeart.. After years ol
pain and agony with distressing Heart
Disease, it gives relief In 80 minutes.
Thos. Petty, of Aylmer, Que., writes: "I
hud suffered for five years with a severe
form of Heart Disease. The Blig-litest exertion . produced fatigue. Dr. Agnew's
Cure for the Heart gave me Instant relief, lour bottles entirely cured m»."      115
The women of Japan aro now large-
y imployed in telephone and post
dices, and they aro said to bo ex-
cllent bookkeepers.
Turned the Tide
In half an hour after Mr. Lavcra took
iho first doio of Br. Agnew's Cura
for the Heart lin !was on the road to
permanent recovery.
"I was under treatment with some ot
the best physicians in London (England) for what they diagnosed as in-
_ucable heart trouble. 1 suffered agonies,
through pains about my heart, fainting
spells, palpitation and exhaustion. As a
drowning man grasps at a straw, I tried
llr. Agnew's Cure for the Heart. The
first bottle relieved ine greatly, and
when 1 had used two bottles all the
symptoms of my heart trouble had left
me,"—A. La vers, Collingwood, Ont. 85
Dr. Agnew's Ointment Cures Eczema.
Algories is credited with fi,000,000
ut of the 6,000,000 hectolitres of
fine produced  in 1900 in Africa.
Of the people of Boston only thirty-
ve per cent, are native born of naive parents, while sixty-five per cent
re foreigners.
OriB-l , of City Plan..
All cities, with few exceptions, trace
the origin of their plan to the Inclosed
camp, and many still show marked
feature, of primitive fortifications. In
nil early' scheme' for defense the In-'
closed square was considered the best.
From the time when wagons, were
merely parked on the plain to the time
when buildings were constructed With
blsnk wallB to the enemy, and their
facades to the open sh.uare, this plan
has been universally adopted, and
mnhy of the great squares or.market
places of groat cities still show undeniable evidopcos Of theBe precautions
for defense. Iu the old city of Brussels the square upon whleh faces Its
wonderful city hall Is approached by
streets so narrow thnt they must sure-
' ly have been constructed with the Idea
•f  Uef.ns.  In   mind.—/.
Thoso to whom labour is unknown
cannot enjoy tho exquisite delight of
wellfcarnod rest.
There are  032,821   women  employed In   the (English, cotton   factories.
nd..47,245 men,
Some persons have periodical attacks
of Canadian cholera, dysentery or diarrhoea, and have to use great precautious
tn avoid the disoase. Change of water,
conking and green fruit, is suro to bring
on the attucks. To such parsons «<
would, recununciid Dr. J. D. Kellogg'H
llvsentory 'Cordial as being the uesl
medicine In tho market for all summer
complaints. If a fow drops aro taken in
water when the symptoms are noticed no
further  trouble  will  be experienced.
What we regard at the time as a
great catastrophe mny, viewed
through the light of subsequence
events, turn out lo be n blessing in
disguise.   '  : '. ,	
Keep Miiiard's Liniment in the Honse.
No success is worthy of the nnnio
lens limn her hiisliimd's wife.
Muny n woman loves her husbnnil
unless'It Is won by honestr industry
nnd n li»'*ive breasting of the .waves
o( fortiifio.'
To  Save One's  llucon.
Some think thai the phrase "to save
one's bacon" arose at the time of tho
civil wars in England, when housewives In the country had lo tnke extraordinary precautions to save bacon,
their principal provision, from the
greedy appetite of soldiers.
In a slang sense bacon stands for the
human body, and "to save one's bacon" is Just to escape, so that when lt
ls said that a man has saved his bacon
lt refers to himself, us do the cognate
expressions, -'Spare my bacon" and
"Sell one'B bacon." Thus In Carlyle's
"Schiller" we read, "To the kaiser I
sold my bacon, and b'y him good
charge of the whole Is tnfton."
Others hnve less probably connected
the phrase witb the times when heresy
was expiated at the stake, and a man
wus said to have "saved his bacon"
wbo hud narrowly escaped being burned alive.        *
Tho Frepcji have a very similar
phrase, "Sauver son bird."
H.IHY'S   HOLD   ON   I.I1'K.       •
The little ones are frgil—their hold
on life is slight. The slightest symp
torn of trouble should be met uy
reliable corrective medicine, lluby's
Own Tablets huve proved by their
record of success to be an ideal medicine for tho ills or infants and young
children. The Tablets cure all stomach and bowel troubles, allay the ir
Ration  of teething, break up colds,
rovent croup and destroy worms.
Tho mother has a guaruntee that
this medicine contains no opiate or
harmful drug. Mrs. T. 10. (Ireaves,
Marituna,  Que.,  says:—"I  have used
Baby's Own Tablets with great sue
cess. They never fail, in my experience, to cure tho little ills of children." You got .these Tablets from
any medicino dealer, or they will be
sent by inuil nt 25 cunts a box by
writing the Dr. Williams Medicine Co.,
lirockville,  Ont.
It is said that an American fnrniei
as a sheep which in. one year yield,
d two fleeces, one b.uck lube oilier us white as snow
ink, uiul
Fort Mulgravo, .Tunc 5,  1897.
(J.  0.  HK'IIAHDS & CO.
is my remudy for colds, clc.     It   is
the best liniment 1 have ever used.
MltS. J03IAH  11A It T
Bright's    D:sease   Again   Cured
by Dodd's Kidney Pills.
HIh .Inhaun Mayor, tllven Up by Two
Doctor., Is Again a Strong Hi -ltliy
Uli I.
Lochlel, Glengarry Co., Ont., May
9. _ (Special). — That Bright's Disease has come withiu teach of
Medical Scienco ond is no longer on
the list of Incurable diseases in ugain
proved in tho case of Miss Johann
Mayor, of this place. In an interview
Miss Mayor Buys:—"I hud Bright's
Disease in its worst stages and had
to give up a profitable position witii
a corset firm. Two doctors whom 1
consulted gave me up telling me I
had let tho .disease go too lar. I
spent a fortune with doctors besides
going to Caledonia Springs each summer, but no good resulted und I began to think thnt I could uot endure
life much longer.
"It wus then I started to use
Dodd's Kidney Pills and lt ls owing
to thorn entirely that 1 am at work
to-dny a strong healthy girl. lt
took eight boxes In all to complete
tho curo, but I did not tttko the flist
two boxes regularly as 1 had no faith
ill them. Vou may be sure fn future
I will never be without Dodd's Kidney l'ills."
Dodd's Kidney Fills nlwnys cure
Bright's Disease-. How sure it is
tbey will cure,all the earlier stageb
of Kidney  Disease.
Not   a   singlo infectious disease is
known  in Greenland. 1
It requires about four pounds of
fresh leaves to make one pound of
dried tea.
Dilute KoH.elll'a Prjtv.Ical Joker.
One day Howell picked up a treasn i
lu the form of a piece of old bin
Nankin. He invited a party of frienc
to conic and admire jt, and Vtossei
surreptitiously carried lt home wh '
him and iuviled Uie same party to con:
and view an equally line piece of chlu
fn his owu possession. Hut Howe
had his revenge. Guessing what hie
happened, he found his way to ltosso'
li's hiding place, took away the chin
and put another dish In Its plaei
When the party assembled Koss.ti
wns challenged to produce the chins.
lie returned to the dining room will
the package nnd began to carefully re
move the wrappings. As tho dish be
came uncovered a curious puzzled ex
presslou came over bis face, and^wbe:
It was entirely exposed to view he stooi
still in blank.astonishment. For a few
moments be was silent; then his pen
up feelings burst out in a wild cry:
"Confound It! See what the splrlb
hnve done!"
Every one rose to look at the dish. /
dish it was certainly, but what a dish
Instead of the beautiful piece of Nan
kin that was expected there was oul.
an old delft thing, cracked, chippei
and discolored through the nuinerou-
bakings lt had undergone.
The defeat of the Australian Government on an amendment to tho arbitration bill, moved, by the Labor
party, which holds the balance i-f
power, is due in no small measure to
tbo votes of the working women of
Austrulia. They had not been enfranchised long when the general
elections took place, but were splendidly organized und enthusiastic, und
polled a large percentage of their
total  voto.
Muny of thu lurgo olliie buildings
in London bave uo system of heating instutled, und their occupants
have to rely on grate fires or gas
California produces more English
Walnuts than ull the other States,
and tbey are of better quality.
Fortunate is the man who can forget lhat he Is married long enough
to look pleasant, when he Is having
his photograph tuken.
No matter where you go in London
ou will hear Ihe Scottish tongue. It
s not often thu Doric, but thut ab-
encu of Cockn y mnmierisms-in pro-
uuciuiiou iii.it makes you recognize
he man frd-"> Je.vuiid the Tweod.
f,..i.ci:'«.-r    .......uinatism,    psi-
._«,,; by exposure il neglected, develops
ilto ilie (iiionic li,rui with ulluotil lu-
r-dible lupiiWiy. South American Uheu-
.nilir Cum In a qulck-acllng, .ale, .lm-
lilo and liarmleKS cure, acts directly on
the system, not a liniment to temporarily deaden palu. An internal treatment that will absolutely cur. moat
acuta form. In from on. to three day.,
"Wot grounds"  is becoming the fn-
liliur   iinniiuneement   from southern
ull fields.   The Uussinns report simi-
nr conditions just outside  Port Arthur.
South American Nervine  in
the nerves, stimulates digestion, all
sentlnls to perfect health, lu no case
ha. It. potency been put to Bcverer test
than that of W. H. Sherman, of Morris-
burg, Ont, H« says: "I was completely
ma down, nerve, all agog, stomach rebelled at light of food, canstant dle-
trwi and generally debilitated. Four
brttlM mad. m. . wall man.—110
Politeness   occasionally    beats
almighty dollar tinder tho wire.
Many   a   fool   mun   expresses
willingness to ilio for a womun
otildn't even take    iu   washing
Guest—Well,    good    bye,   old chap;
nd you've really got a very nice
itll- pluce. here! Host—Yes, but it's
•uther   bare   just now;     I   hopo the
rues will have grown when you come
gain, old man.
Ono is as olten nupca by diffidence
s by cunthleiice.
The greatest happiness that this
orld cau give is obtained by mak
ng others huppy.
When ihe nerves are weak
everything eoes wrong. You
are tired all the time, easily
discouraged, nervous, and
Irritable.   Your cheeks are
pale and your.blood Is thin.
Your doctor says you are
threatened with a nervous
breakdown. He orders this
grand old family medicine.
" Por more Hi.n M year. 9 have --ed A yer*.
Sanaparlll. In my t.mlly. ItU airandtonla
at all time., and a wondarfnl m.dlela. for Impure blood.'—D. C. Holt, Wast Haven, Conn.
.1.00. bottlo.
All dnigfrlnn.
Weak Nerves
Keop the bowels eatuler with Ayer'r
Ml*,  just   op      •"   each   nlgr-
Brush & (J°.
TOROJtTO,   -   ONT.
To appreciate a worthy and coni-
lendable truit is thu next bust thing
f possessing thut trait.
Seven  Bells.
Kverybody who knows nnythlnp
nbout nautical matters understand.
the method of keeping time nt sea-
clght bells every four hours, nn add;
tlonal bell being struck for each hall
From tl to 8 In the evening Is the
secoud dog watch, but on British ships
seven bells (hulf past 7) of the second
dog watch are never struck. All other
ships, even the American, strike these
During the Napoleonic wars there
wns a great mutiny In the British
navy. The crews of the fleets lying at
Spithend and the Nore agreed to rise
simultaneously aguinst their officers
The signal agreed upon was seven
bells of the second dog watch. Tin
mutiny actually began at the arranged
lime, but failed, the ringleaders being
executed. Ever since then seven belli,
of the second dog watch has never
been struck on British ships, naval oi
The manufacture of Immortclli
wreaths in l'aris occupies at least
1,500 "persons. The Immortelles tire
gathered about tbe beginning of October und come chiefly from the arid hills
In the middle and south of I'runoc.
Thoy arc brought to the markets In
their natural condition, anil the yellov,
blossoms arc dyed green, red anil
ivhlte and woven Into wreaths by spe
_la! workmen In readiness for All
hints' and All Souls' days, when all
good Parisians visit their relatives'
(.raves. Oil theso "fetes des moils"
the gates of the cemeteries are beset
with crowds of dealers in Iminorlelk
wreaths, wire crosses and boml
ltowhs. At I'ere la Chaise alone more
than 200,000 persons are calculated to
visit the cemelery, and the sale of lie
uiortclle wreaths varies from 20,000 to
i.,000.—Golden l'enny.
Hon 'BlH-rk* Are  l'oriued.
Sparks ure formed b.v tbe expansion,
under the action of bent, of air contained In the minute cells of wood, coal
or other burning substance and also
by the evolution of gas In the same
cells. When the elastic force of the
imprisoned gas or air ls greater than
tho tenacity of the material can hold
in check, then the small cells or cavities burst, and the flying splinters rise
as sparks. A sharp crack oemmonly
accompanies the explosion snd continues as hundreds of thsse eslls burst
In rapid succession. The quick flight
of theso burning particles acts as, a
fan to Increase the flame, snd when
the substance burns so far that uo
more flame ls fdrmed the remaining
carbon nsh is kept In a state of incandescence by the draft of air. When
all the enrbon bus been consumed the
spark dies out, lis Is evident lf we
watch a falling spark on a ds** night
Something of a Torrent.
Young .Wile (sobbing)—I will not be
quleti Before we wero married you
said I bud a charming flow of language. Young Iliisbnnd—And so you
have,, dear. It not only flows, but
diisbes,.leaps, bounds, roars, goes over
ealaracls and mill sluices, und there Is
in occasional waterspout us well.
In      Budapest!!     there     are     fifty
Churches In  which divine   servico   is
eld  in  twelve different  languages.
ALWAYS A tlOOD I'TtlKNU.—In health
and happiness we need no Irlond, hut
vhen pain und prostration mine we
look for friendly ulil from sympathetic
hands. Those hands inn serve us no
heller than in rubbing in Ur. Thomas'
.'.electric Oil. for When the nil Is In tlie
pntn is out. It has brought relief to
thousands wno without It would be indeed  frlendlesH.
He is happy whoso circumstances
uit his temper, but he is moro ex-
cilcht who can suit  his temper    to
ny circumstances.
The total number of registered
lectors in thu United Kingdom is
The United Kingdom has 30,000
00 sheep; France 20,000,000; Argeit-
ino, 74,0011,000.
Last year 500,000,000 feet of lutn-
or was exported from the 1'acilie
oast of America, und UOO.OOO.OUn
eet sent to tho eastern states I y
Do Not Walt
for Sickness.
Do not wait until yonr good
health is impaired, bnt take steps
to keep it up to the mark. Remember that ailments, apparently
trifling, may very soon develop
into serious diseases.
Do not hesitate to take
on the first appearance of any distressing symptoms. They will do
more to establish and maintain
your general health than any other
means you can employ.   For u,
Sluggish Liver,
Loss of Appetite,
and the depressing nervous conditions that arise from these
troubles, there is no more reliable
remedy than
Prepared only by Tbomaf BeecfaUB* St.
Hclenr<. England.
Sold everywhere In Canada end Ue 8«
America.   In boxes, 25 r	
There   has   been   a   tnx on beer
iigluinl  since  the  twelfth century.
Soap   In
powder)    I
—you'll     lit
A man's good breeding is the best
ecurity against another iiiuu's bad
Miiiard's Liniment Lumberman's Friend.
•Only man clogs his bapplhoss with
are, destroying what is with the
hought ol what may be.
M'l'l'.TI'l'l'..—'In   have   the   Bliiniurli   vii'l
lo    haiu    the    nervous    system
Jury   delicate   ure   the   iliRosUie   urn""
n    some   so    sensitive are  they  thul
lOSpherlll    chanties    nlli-rl    them.
bey  become (HsuituiikiiI   no  ueller
tor     is    procurable    limn    I'm-u
egetable Pills.   They will assist the Ui
e.stion  so  lhat  the  henrty en'
r no  Inconvenience  end  wiu
he benoflta ol his foud.
will suf
derive   nil
In   Paris   every   chaufTiur   bus
oss   nn   examination,   and drive   u
ovornment expert through certnln
lstrlcts beforo he is granted a li
ense. ^_______——-
$100 Reward $100.
Th. reailfin "' thla I'«I"T »1" *» pif^* "
uHTlhS there I. »' l«"* <">• or"ulf*1 "J*""'!'
hat -cl.u.'e h.» neon ablo   to cure In all Hi
There ls nn Indian Training School
n the United States which has 1,007
upils.    Seventy-seven tribes aro rcp-
esented, tho Senecas leading in number.
Mother (I raves' Worm Kxtermlnalor
oea nut require the hcl|i of any puraa-
ive medicine to complete the cure Give
lt a  trial  and   be  convinced.
C. II. Hiinnol, of Winnipeg, has Just
ompleted the purchase of a splendid
tring of fast horses for his new
reeding farm.   They cost $110,000.
Minard's Liniment is nsed by Physicians.
Mistress—Didn't the ladies who
ailed leave cards? Maid—Thoy want-
d to, mu'uin, bdt 1 told 'em yez had
leuty of your own, und better ones,
rlntr the digestive organs Into s.vm-
letriral working ls the aim of phyal-
ians when they llml a patieut suHerlng
ruin Muuinchic irregularities, and for
his purpose they can prescribe nothing
idler   than   I'aniii'lve'H   Vegetuhle    Pills.
hlih will be found a pleasant medicine
KiirprlHing virtue lu bringing the re-
ractory organs Into subjection and re
torlng litem to normal action, In which
audition only thoy can perform their
utles  properly.
Success and happiness are only to be
had in giving up our own will.
The new Glasgow telephone service
ns underground wires 10,500 miles
n  length.   It    provides   for    20,000
Results from common soaps:
eczema, coarse hands, ragged
clothes, shrunken   flannels.
l<k be lb. Orlaa.M "U* •'
Odillr Marked Tombalone.
In  an old graveyard   In   Maine
monument t" the founder of a disiiu
guiriied futility is marked with the outline of a human leg. It is funned by
black streaks In the granite running
through the stone, for at the back then;
Is another leg, but much smaller In "II
uienslons. Nobody saw this blemish
I'lhen the stone wus set up. Not until
years hud passed did tiny one notice It
rcopie concluded that tne stonecutter*
not wishing to go to the expense <il
.Itinrrylng out another block, so hid the
leg with cement und stone dust that til.
actions of tbe storms of a dozen win
lers were necessary to expose the
■itrangely formed dlsllgtiremeut
The Chlne.e Diet.
"Tho food of the Chinese consists
principally of rice and fish." That statement hns appeared In nearly every
school geography or history that has
been published since ttic Hood. "It's all
folderol und flapdoodle," says a entices
sloiiniilre from the Inierlor of Ihe ureal
empire. "The streaim were llsbed out
ages ago, and you sr liloin find Ush In
the interior. On the roust, yi'B, much
fish Is eaten, but the main food of the
Chinese is pork nnd chlclCCflS. Mutton
nnd beef are rure. L'ss rice Is eaten
than you would Imiig.ue, but there Is
nn abundance of paint ible vegetables,
and you would find no tlllllculty lu uiuk
ing out a good dinner."
nJ. I. the only po-lllve cuie now known to UH
-Oi.nl 'ral.rn'ly. Catarrh li-liu. » con-imi
,. i,,-_, riaul.t- a coumllutlonal treat-
1TZ    llaT. Catarrh Core l» lak-n Internall..
an.  B»lRtl»K nature In o..U « I » w''r*|,1„,'|'1
nroprl.toin have no much faith In lu ciiiaii
ESSi   thai   llt«   otter  One   Hu.i'1 -   1    »«
Instructor (nt night school)—Give
n example of an unfinished sentence.
hock-headed Young Man—Go to 1
The   Church of F.ngland   In lirltnin
rijoys an Income oi about £200,000
Sen, for lu'
tor*."" cniuVthat'll f»"« to rure.
ot Utftamllla,   J'Ma**»SNfT 4 a,., Tol.dk O
PoM !'. all -ri-Sllat* TJO.
Ilall'i fiunlU' Pill" are the _e«-
To   be ablo  to uso the tongue fluently is uiidoubtly a great advantage
in muny Casus; but the power lo keep
ilent is equally udvantiigcoiis.
Hfdlownv s Corn Cum Is the medicine
„ remove nil kinds „f corns ..ml wm •
nnd imlv co-Is the small sum ullwuin.v
Dve cents.
Ilritifdi fanners und dairymen milk
»,.r .000 1100 cows, unil produce
nnualljr In their dairies fiSajOOO.OOO
forth of milk,  butter und cheese.
Do you catch cold easily t
Does the cold hang on f   Try
Cure T^icLuns
It cures tho most stubborn kind
ol   coughs   and   colds.     II   it
doesn't cure you, your money
will bo refunded.
Price--. 8. C. Wm.u A Co.  803
He 50c. II    Ixiltoy, N. V„ Toronto.CM.
The revenue of the Suez Cnnnl for
90S amounted to 102.957,752
rones, a reduction on tho total of
002. The total tonnago which pass-
il through the canal during 100H
ns 11,11011.288, of "which 7,408,853
uns were British, These figures
how  an  increase on  those of  1902,
nml n very large part of tho Increase
is iliie to British shipping.
Up to dulo tho New York tunnel
.ns cost the city $81,089,000, with
2,.'112.000 for extra work. The cbn-
ractor, John B. McDonald, Is ulti-
nalely to receive $80,600,000 lor
ho tunnel work proper. The extra
•ork nnfl the purchase of real estate
or terminals and acipiirements of
ho MtsemOlftS will mnke the/bill
bout $40,000,000 by the tiujir tho
ond is fully running.
Submnrines idfe bgllt of sufncient
trcngth to porggtt thorn to sink to
'depth of 100 fHit. If necessary, but
course they seldom go as far bo-
eath the surface. •'
Boys fnll to realize that some day
hey will know as littlo as their pa-
Too ninny men  spend
eforo they get it.
thoir mono.'
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1     ">•      -     '"v*      '.il
■ft.      **.  .*•■■■'       ~
lit. Pleasant Advocate.
(Established April 8,1899.)
"Mrs. R. Whitney, Publisher
Of-'KIk: 2626 Westminster avenne.
tKOL-fttf  Owice—30 Fleet street,
London, E. 0.,  England Where a
file of "The Advocate" is kept for
Tel. B1405.
8ub**rlptioii $1 a year   payable   in
Soentsa Oopy.
Notices of Births, Marriages, and Deaths
published free of charge.
Vancouver, B.C., July 16th, 1004.
The Twelfth of July was appropriately celebrated by enthusiastic Orauge
Lodges from different parts of the
province. The parade was a long oue,
thu addresses stirring and the sports
hugely enjoyed by crowds who became
inspired at the strains of "Boyne
Water." The fashionable color? Well,
_t Was not green ou July 12th, bnt every
shade of yellow from deep burnt
Orange to the pale shiuimerigg yellow
of the corn tassel was sported by
Orangemen and their friends. Grand
Muster Thos. Duke performed the oere-
-nony of laying the corner stone of the
Uew Orange Hall. His Worship
Mayor McUuigau was ou the platform
nud his address was enthusiastically
received'; Mayor Kcary of New West
-iiiiistir also addressed the assembly.
'The oration of ths day was delivered
by Grand Organizer, Thos. A. Duff of
Local Items.
Mrs. K McLallan of Medicine
Hat, is visiting her sisters,
the Misses McCallutu, Westminster aud
Ninth avenues.
Mrs H. A. Howell, Thirteonth avenue, witb her little daughter, will leave
Monday for her old home in Yarmouth,
N.S, nud expects to be absent a year.
The Mt. Pleasaut "Advocate" ou m\o
at all the Newsdealers in the city.
The third iu tbe series of handball
matches for tho Troroy Chnlleuge Oup
wns plnyed nt No. 8 Fire Hall ou Tuesday, the match beiug betweon Messrs.
Tidy aud Ravey of No. 8, and Messrs.
Hitch uud Frost of No. 2, the No. 8
team winning.
Go to McKinnon's, Burritt Block, for
Ice Cream aud pure home-made Candy.
We have just received a large consign-
ment of Baby Buggies, Stanley dirts,
and Carriers, and we nre selling them
iff at a little above cost.
Baby Buggies, worth $17.50,
for jjii.oo
Carriers, worth $2.50 for $1.95
Bedroom Suites,    Conches,    Extension
Tables,  Linoleums,   Carpets, etc
very low prices.
—Grocery Department—
Creamery Butter, best, 8-lb, 45c
Fruit Jnrs, piuts, per dozen 75c
Fruit Jars, quarts, per doz. 95c
FruitSnrs, "4 gal., perdoz $1.20
5.T. Wallace
Westminster avenue & Harris street,
Telephone 1260
Mail.Orders Promptly Filled.
Tho City Officials have arrived at the
■conclusion  that  Mt. Pleasant's  water
-'supply is certainly in need of  iniprove-
.nent, bnt it will be impossible for the
•City to do anything nntil next  year.
The proposed improved service will be
given by oxtendiug the present 12-iuch
'main, which turns Westmiuster nveune
■ut  Ninth  and  ends   at  Westminster
road, along    Ninth   to Clarke   Drive,
1'along   Clarke    Drive  to   where    the
) present 18 inch main on that street ends
i iu the East End of the city, thns gividg
1 o circuit of   12-inch   inuiu.   It is also
; .-proposed to lay a  12-inch  main across
. False Creek at Granville Street Bridge
1 up to Ninth avenne and along Ninth to
'.Westminster avenne, connecting with
1 the first circuit    With these  two  cir-
1 cults a high-level system of supply can
I be established  iu  this  section   of the
'City.   When these extensions are made
Mt Pleasunt, (as well as Fairview), will
. 'possess a water snpply equal to the rest
1 of the city.   At the next civic election
1 n .by-law  will  be  submitted   to  the
1 citixens for water works extensions, in
which the  prosposed improvement of
_ Mt. Ploasaut supply will be included.
■ Alderman Morton, who is a member
,'ot the Water Committee, has been   endeavoring to secure   improved   service.
. The City  Engineer.   Col   Tracy, and
\ Water Works Foreman,   hnve investigated and are planning the improvements.   Mt. Pleasant people have been
. patient sufferers up to the present, bnt
, they are going to see  to it  that they
j have as good a supply of water as any
, other section of  the  city.   At  present
Mt. Pleasant   pays as   much for water
and gets less than any other section of
\ this oity.
,' "The Advocate" has been agitating
, this question for some time and is pleas-
( ed that something is to be done iu the
. natter.
Rev. A. E. Hetheriugton, pastor of
Mt. Pleasant Methodist Church, will
be heme tot'n -■ fro 11 his vncntiou
trip to Manitoba, nud will preach ou
Sunday, morning and eveniug.
For Local News Read The Advocatr
Read W. J. Annnud's advertisement
iu this paper; lie 1ms the very when
yon need at his East Eud Cyclery,   148
Hastings street, east.
GARDEN-PEACH.—Tbe weddiug
took place Thnrsday morning at St.
Michael's Chnrch, of Mr. William
Garden and Miss Hnttie Poach, eldest
daughter of Mr. aud Mrs. C. Peach.
The ceremony was performed by Rev.
G H. Wilson, iu the presence of a large
number of friends and relatives. The
bride was attended by her sister, Miss
Sadie Peach, while the groom was supported by bis brother, Mr. J. Garden
After the w eddiug Irenkfr.st Mr. and
Mrs. Garden left on their honeymoon
trip to the Sound Cities. Mauy handsome presents  were  received  by  the
happy couple.
Ring up 1736 for all kiuds of Mill
Wood, [14 inches long],  the Urqulmrt
Lumber  Co.'s  Wood  Yard,    Cambie
Street -Bridge.   Gray & Higgiuson.
Before starting ou a shopping tour,
look over the advertisements iu the
j Woman's
\ Realm.
Another of womau's virtnrea that lean
to vice's side is Sensitiveness. No quality in nil the peculiar feminine make-op
has wrought its posessor more trouble
thau sensitiveness, yet it has eve* beeu
accounted one of wnian's chief charms.
Novelists have never failed to endow
their heroines with uulimited quantities of it. Poets have delighted in
picturing the ideal femalo as a high
struDg hsrp that vibrated to every
breath of feeling that blew across it,
aud women themselves have played
their sensitiveness across tho board of
life its a kind of glorified hnnch that
enabled them to do wi.hont reason aud
logic as 11 guide for their actions.
Undoubtedly, iu its place uud iu small
aud diluted quantities, sensitiveness is a
valuable quality. It is the salt that
savors existence, mid that also, when
we get too much of it, spoils it for us.
A woman whose sonl was covor.d with
a pachyderm cuticle wonld be as little
desirable as one with a sole-leather complexion ; but on the other hand, it is
possible to pay too high a price for
piuk-and- white cheeks, and onr admiration quickly turns to loathing for the
over the place, and naturally somebody
is always getting on them; and she
sponds her life camping on the trail of
imaginary grievances.
In  church aud  club  the   sensitive
woman is the firebrand that has started
the conflagration  thnt  has   cremated
mnny a   good cause.   Try  to do any
work  in a woman's  organization, and
the very first snag yon strike is the lady
whose feelings are always  kept to the
front.   You need a chairwoman for a
committee, and yon waut a level-headed
tactful, hustling woman with executive
ability.   "Oh, bnt we are obliged to
at adpoiut Mrs. Blank as the head of that
committee,'} comes in  a chorus from
women who have been terrorized by the
human porcupine' beforo.   "Of course,
she doesn t kuow  any  more  about it
than a rabbit, and she will get everything iu a snarl, but  sho  is  so sensitive.   She'd never get  over it if we
didu't."   So Mrs. Blank is appointed,
aud does as she is expected, and at the
last minute some sensible woman goes
in and straightens things ont after the
sensitive  woman  hits  got   everybody
tangled up aud stirred up, and has herself got her dear little feelings hurt, and
has taken hei doll rags and gone  home.
Argument is simply ont of the question
with her.' So is justice.   So is any consideration    of anybody    else's  right.
Everything resolves itself iuto a feeling
with her, and her feelings ore in a state
of chronic inflammation.
Nowhere, how ever, does the sensitive
woman shine forth witli such brilliance
as iu the domestic sphere. Marriage is
oue long picnic to her. It simply
bristtles with opportunities for gettiug
hei feelings hurt, and rare is the day
when she has to hunt aionud for a
grievance. If her hnsband is busy and
preoccupied, she weeps because he has
ceased to love her. If he neglects some
little courtesy, or after a hard day's
work refuses to chase arouud to bulls
and parties with her, she bemoans herself as a poor and neglected wife and
laments thnt her husband has wearied
of her. If her hnsband is uuwtiry
enough to praise somo other woman as
being pretty, iateresting or well-gowned,
she Hies into a jealous rage and demands
to know why he didu't marry the other
woman if he. admires her so much—a
speculation in which the man must
often Bocretly join her Sensitivouess
is uot yet recognized as a suflicicn t cause
for a divorce, but chief among the saints
and the martyrs are the men who have
lived in reuBOuUble peace with wi
with feelings.'..
The truth is that overseusitiveuess is
nothing but Super ibuudnnt vanity, and
woman have cultivated it to its finest
flower, because   heretofore   they have
City of Vancouver.
TENDERS will be received by the
undersigned np to Thursday, Jnly 21st,
190-1, for the re-survey of 264A.
Specifications may be seen at the
office of the Oity Engineer.
The lowest or any teuder not necessarily accepted.
Vancouver, B. 0., July 18th, 1904.
.There has  been  trouble over  City
.Advertising in Los Angeles, Cal, bnt
not for the same reason as in Vaucouver. One interesting feature is the price
: asked hy the  papers of  Los Angeles.
', The Herald's tender was 38o per inch,
. the Express 40c an iuch aud tho "rut"
, Times 60c au inch.   The highes tender
( qnoted is only 5c per liue which is quite
. a difference when compared to the Van-
' couver dailies  charge  of   15c   a   lino
.Printers in Los Angeles are paid $25.60
j a week, in Vancouver $22.50.   Tho Los
' Angeles City Council awarded thu con
j tract to the highest tenderer, which is
contrary to the law, and worse still to
the greatest enemy of organized labor,
, and tho  Typographical Union  in  par-
" tioular, in the U. 8,, the "rat" Times.
seventh avenue, between IVuatmlnatcr ave
«ue and Quebec street.  sKKVICKSat il a.m.
•'.ad 7::«i p. in.-. Sunday  School  at -:_o p.m
ftev.  A. W.  Mei.iod,  I'aalor.   Residence iwi
tUath avenue,eaat.
Cornet,,! Mint anil Westminster avetiuea.
KKKVIt'KS at 11a.m., and 7 p. m.| Sunday
SrhO'iluud llllde Clan. -ISO p.m. Bev. A. V.
Het-u-riimfnii, D. A., 11  D., I'.mtor.
I'niMMiiitie 138 Eleventh avenue, we.->t.
./unction of Westminster avenue and West.
Milliner   road.    HKRVK'KH  at 11 a. lu., and
'?:M\ p. tu.; Sunday School at _:,T0 p.m.   Rev.
'<Atft. A. tVllami, B. A.. Pa-tor. Manse corner of
'.Ktfhtliaventieand Ontario street.   Tel. 10-6.
Sr Michael s, (Anglican).
, K.inicr rVcMn.ilifter road and Prince Edward
ptMKSF.   SERVICES at 11a. '«!., anil 7:30 p.m.,
jAnly Communion 1st uud  id Sundays in each
■'inouth ii/ierlnoiliini; prayer, W and 4th Sun-
JUIfaattt.n.  Sunday School*at -:30 p.m.
• _tov. 0. II. Wilson, Rector.
' . JtciKT. :i7_ Thirteenth avenue, east.
.Aljvcgt Christian Church (not7th day Ad-
_tf*ntj*ts) Genie. Ninth avenue and Weatmln
._**/ road. Service,; 11 a.m., and 7:110 p.m.,
.Sunday School at 10 sm. Young peoples'
..fia-leiy of Loyal Workers of Christian Enriea-
'♦ur men ts every Sunday evening at 6:45 o'clock
. I'rnier-nierliiiK IVe'lnesflHV nl(tht«at 8 o'clock.
Tho biggest "song hit" at the present
time is said to be "It Was Summertime
in Dixie Laud." It was written by
Edwin Kendall, and is being sung iii all
tho principal theatres and music halls
throughout tha country. It iB believed
a million copies will be sold during 1904.
Upon receipt of 2oc (silver or stamps) a
copy of the song will be mailed to nny
address by the Theatrical Music Snpply
Co., 46 West 28th Street, Now York.
The chorus is ns follows:
" It was snmmerlime in Dixie, when
she whispered soft and low,
Tliat she loved uie aud I'd won her
heart and hand,
When I kissed the fairest flow'r over
grown in Southern bow'r,
It was summertime iu. Dixie—Dixie-
Any oue having frieuds or knowing
of strangers visiting on Mt. Pleasaut
will confer a great favor by informing
"Tho Advocate."   Telephone B1405.
Young Peoples Societies.
Loyal Workers of Christian Endeavor
meet at iri_iniuu.es to 7, every Sunday
evening in  Advent Christian  Chinch,
corner Ninth ave. and Westmiuster Rd.
Epworth   League of   Mt.    Pleasant
Methodist Chnrch Diets ut 8 p. m.
B. Y. P. U., meets  iu   Mt. Pleasant
Baptist Church at 8 p. ni.
The Y. P. S. C. E., meets at 8 p. m
iu Mt.Pieiisasuut Presbyteiiup Church.
Ladies' Wrappers worth $1.25 for $1.00 each
Ladies' Wrappers worth $1 50 for $1.25 each
Ladies' Night Dresses, worth 75o for 60c: worth 90c f«p. 75c; worth $1.25 for $1;
wortli $3.00 for $2 00; worth $8.25 for $2.25; worth $8.7$ for $2.60; worth $4 for $3
mla HORNER. *°° Westminster Ave
*Jm   nvnntfl.  Opposite Carnegie Library.
flf you wayt to kuow what is
[happening on Mt. Pleasant
(.read Thk Advocate—$i a
•$e.ir, 50c for six mouths.
Otecr Worlds.
Our sole knowledge of the people on other worlds and how far
the people, there differ from our
inhabitants, can ouly be guessed by
comparison with animal nature ou this
small sphere of ours. More important
to us is a knowledge of ourselves.
"Know Thyself" was au old Greek
thought. How to take care of one's
own body is not ao simple as some think;
the human mechanism is a wonderful
thing and requires watching.
One man whe has done more to teach
the American people how to care for their
bodies than almost any other, la Dr. R. V.
Pierce, of Buffalo, N. Y.. the Author of the
"Common Sense Medical Adviser." He
saya: It la not the quantity of the food
eaten which produces strength and health
(for some people can keep strong on a very
meagre diet), but it ia how much food is
absorbed and assimilated by the blood and
carried tn nourish every organ of the body.
It ia, therefore, vitally neceaaary for thi
body tbat the stomach be in a healthy
state. If disease of the stomach, or what is
called "stomach trouble," prevents proper
nutrition then the heart, liver, Itinga, and
kldneya do not get proper food—they are
not fed on rich red blood, suid In conae.
quener, begin to show signs of distress.
Outwardly these signs may be pimple,
and etuptinns on skin, pale face, sleepless
nights, tired, languid feelings, or, by reason
of the nerves not being fed on pure blood,
tbey become starved, snd we receive a
warning in the pain we call neuralgia.
Rheumatism, too, is a blood disease. Alter
years of practice and study Dr. Pierce
found that an Alterative Extract, which be
named "Dr. Pierce's Golden Medical Dh-
covcry," made from the extracts of several
plants, invariably produced a tonic effect
upon the system. It helped the process of
absorption of the healthy elements in the
food and increased the red corpuscles of
the blood, as well aa eliminated tbe poisons
from the system.
Business is busincsa. No time for headaches. Constipation causes them. Doctor
Pierce's Pleasant Pellets cure them by curing the cause.    I,a.alive and mild.
Argyle House
Cost Price Clearing
Sale of
Rummer Goods.
Ladies' Cream Cotton Vests, fancy frouls, worth 20c, half-price 10c e&ch.
Ladies' Black Cashmere Stockings, worth 850 aiid 40c, for 25o a pair.
Boys' Heavy Ribbed Cotton Stockings, fast black, worth 85c for 25c a pair
Whitewear to be    Cleared Regardless of Cost.
Ladies' White Cambric Underskirts worth  50c  for  85c  each.
' 50c
' 75c
' $100
1 $1.25
1 $2.60
' $2.75
woman who is all skin, 110 matter how
beautifnl it may bo.
This is precisely the caso with seusi
tiveness. To be agreeable, a womau
must have some intuition, and know
some things by the grace of God with-
out beiug told them; bnt there is no
other creature ou earth so wearying, so
afflicting, so wearing, ns the woman
who is all seiisUiveuess, and wbo simply
travels on her feelings. Iu a world
whero we mast all take as well as give,
there js no place for her.
Yet, thanks to the overlandatiou of
this virtnre, and Uie consequent cultivation of it by women, society is overrun by her. Go where you will, even
to the uttermost pin t of the earl h, you
will find her there doing her level best
to mnke the world n howling desert
She it is who renders conversation
about as hazardous au nmnsenieut nB
playing with dynamite. No topic is
safe when sho is arouud. She scents
hidden innuendo and covert criticism iu
the most casual statement.
The sensitive woman is also the grent
bar to hospitality, because yon etiu't
always hnve her aud you dare not leave
her out in yonr iuvitatious. She is
utterly iucnpnble of the generosity of
making uu excuse.
As a friend, the sensitive woman is the
most unsatisfactory person alive. Hor
precious fccliugs aro always getting
trampled upon, nud yon are required
to mako a continual poultice of your
self tu heal them You must be ut her
beck nnd call. Yon must on no acconut
havo another friend, for she arrogates to
herself the right to have a monopoly on
your affections. If you refuse to take
her advice, it is nt tho peril of your
friendships. Thero is uo restfnlness, no
comfort, in her; for no matter what yon
do, yon can never le suro that yon are
not stubbing her sensitivouess in a vital
spot. Worst of nil, snch a woman has a
contiunul battle against the world aud
oxpects you to fight it out with hor.
Her susceptibilities are spread ont nil
lived iu, a walled garden where this
peculiar form of exotic could be cherished. A great Riany people deprecate the
eutniuce of womnn iuto the arena of
public affairs on the ground that It will
harden her aud "dull her exqnisite
seusibility." Let ns hope so. It is the
most hopeful prophecy that can possibly
be made for the future. The world will
be a cheerier plaoo in which to live
when women take down the "Keep off
tbe grass," siguB by which they now
surround themselves, aud oue can
disport oneself in- tlio garden of their
souls without fenr Of setting a devastating foot ou any sensitive plant.
—Elizabeth   M.  Gilmer in
"The Twontieth Coutnry Homo."'
The full Rebate will be allowed on
all Tuxes paid before July 80th,.
By order of the Couucil.
William a. Walker, C. M. C.
South   Vancouver
TENDERS will be received nntil
Saturday, July 16th, for hauling broken
Rock from tho Quarry to whore required
ou Westminster avenne, between Sixteenth avenue and Bodwell road. To
North Arm road, between 301 nnd Ferris
rood. To Westminster road, between
801 und the Gladstone Inn. Boperate
prices for each road.
Tho lowest or any tender not necessarily accepted
W. G. WALKER, C. M. O,
Snnth Vancouver, July 6tb, 1904,
City  of  Vancouver.
TENDERS will be received by tbe
undersiguod up to Thursdny, Jnly 21st,
1904, for the sewering of certain portions of Fail-view, Mount Pleasaut and
the East Eud.
Specifications may be seen at the
on.ee of the City Engineer.
The lowest or auy tender not necessarily accepted.
Vnncouver, July 13th, 1804
Voters'  List.
FOR 10O4.
PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given
that the Voters' List for the City of
Vancouver for A. D. 1904 has been
completed, nud shall remain iu ray
office until the 1st of September, 11)04,
for examination by all concerned
Any person who shall claim to be
added to said Voters'; List, or any
Elector who shall desire to have any
name erased therefrom shall prefer bis
or her request in writing, sigued with
his or her name, stating the Word to
which he or she belongs, and shall deliver or cause the same to be delivered
to me withiu the time hereinbefore
Vancouver, B. C, April 12th, 1904.,
Confectionery and
We have ou hand the choicest FRUIT
iu season, which is always fresh being
received daily.
Our CONFECTIONERY DEPARTMENT is tho best arranged and kept in
the city. The Cakes, Pies, Bhkad,
Etc , the Best Made nnd Freshest to
be had. Choicest CANDIES of all
kinds to suit every taste.
FOR GROCERIES give a trial order
and we are sure you will remain a
perniauont customer. Onr stock is
large and consists of the Choicest
Fanoy and Staple Grocerios—at Rock
Bottom Prices.
Wm D. Muir
Ring up 'phone 448.
Mt. Pleasant.
Tull Fresh 14gif
Vegetable or Flower—all the
same. flQ^P Sweet Peas 30c lb,
It will pay you to buy now
for next Spring.
Nelson's Drug &
Seed Stores
Corner Rabson nnd Granville Streets,
aud 635 Hastings Street.
l_-»r*__.'«_. Shaving
JOCK S par|or-
Westminster Ave., next Glasgow Honse
John Gillman, Proprietor,
Three Chaikk, and a first-class Bath
Room is run iu connection with the
Barber Shop—give this place a trial,
Jas. Carnahan.
or (tern promptly attended  to,   night   or
dny.   ChnrgcH moderate.
Office: 37 HaHtiugs Htreet, west,
Telephone Numbor 479,
TENDERS will be received until
July 16th, at 2 o'clock for tho following
Hauling 100 yards more or less of
6 inch Rock on to the Victoria road,
between stakes placed by the Board of
Tenders to state prico per cubio yard.
The Mouicipality will take np the
Puncheon and lay the Rock.
Tho lowest or auy tender not necessarily aocepted.
William G. WALKER, C. M. C
South Vancouver, June 31, 1904.
Advertising ls the education of the
purchaser of the merits of different
that which adds to his comfort and am-
consumer. It Informs the prospective
goods and brings him Into touch with
pllfles his happiness.
The Advocate is the best advertising
medinm where it circulates. Tel. B1405
If yon know any items of Mt.Pleasant
news—Social, Personal or any other
uews items—send them in to "The
Advocate," or by telephone—B140o,
$15.00 SUITS
I V\7HAT'S the mat"
I    T T   ter with the man
who goes to a tailor and
planks down $25 for the
same kind of suit—same
style, same fit and same
material ?
We want to tell him fairly  that other   men are
enjoying advantages that
he does not.
Are you one of them ?
We are showing.a line of
$15.00 Suits this week
that are unexcelled by
any—the newest fabrics
in Scotch Tweed, Worsteds and Serges. Fit
and workmanship guaranteed.
See them in our Hastings
street window.
A. E. LEES & CO.,
In Praise of Myself.      ,
I am sick of the lays of love, of the
prating of beautiful eyes,
Of the ruby lips, of the golden hair, and
the moruiug skies;
For a day will dawn when the eyes grow
dim,aud the ringlets of gold are gray,
And Iovo, like a traitor, when wrinkles
come, will silently sneak away.
1 praise myself for fights I have fought;
for the enemies uiiderfoot hurled,
And I love myself and I hug myself as I
face a hostile world;
Aud I praise myself thot I heeded not
the hisses and hoots and jeers,
Aud with bulldog grip have clung to my
rights through all of the friendle. s
Though I blundered oft and I stumbled
oft while bleeding from thrust ou
I have faced all foes, have endured all
blows, have risen when hurled to
the dust.
Though many my faults and my ps_-
sious strong, uud sins of self were
I have forged ahead and my brow de
serves.though it never wear.a crown
So I praise myself for the fights I fought
against all the hordes of hell,
Though I knew at  last was a greedy
grave and a shroud and funeral bell.
I havo trod tho path whioh, I know not
why, leads ou to the lonely tomb,
And never a mau or seraph or saint more
boldly has marched to doom.
I care not what sage or sophist might do,
what higher beings might say;
Had they fought like me, had they bled
like me, as they crept through earth
to die,
I would challenge them all to take up
my lot and be \r it better than (.
So little I care if they say my words are
vanity, pomp or conceit,
For I kuow that Self, and Self alone,
can bring me a mess of meat;
So the little tin  gods of  the old-time
bards I shove in dost on the shelf,
And, asking no leave of a living soul,
I take off my hat to myself.
—Walter Mahono.
The rarest beauties that abide
Eye cau not see, brain understand;
For bubbles float upon the tide,
But pearls siuk deep into tho sand.
The noblest love in all the world
Lies hidden in tbe deepest wound;
The heaviest-frniton tree is hurled
By  wind  and   lightning   to   the
ground I
—AloyB.us Coll.
If you want a
King   up
Telephone  987
or call around  at  the  SlOK
Works,   814   Homer   street.
In auy cose your wants will receive the
most courteous  and careful attention.
Company,  Financial,   Phk.sk and
30 Fleet St., London, E. O., England.
Colonial Busiuess a Specialty,
sunt f roo. OtdiMt uL-onry fur locuriuirjwUitM.
ratiMiti taken ttirmuth Munn A r- -----•-
imtcHt notict, without cb*i-**»i ta til*
Scientific American,
ie!r Hluntrofed wM-kir.   I.nrirast_rtr>
dilation of an-f iriuiitltln t«iiniul.    Term*.. $3 a
; four mouths, f L tiola by nil nt-waU-Hlvn.
ion at
yenr: roar month
Branch Offloa. (
New fat
ugton. IXC.
jo*. U2& F W« Wtwhluston.
Which Meet on nt. Pleasant
I. O. O. F.
Mt. Pleasaut Lodge No. 19mects every j
Tuesday at 8 p. m , In Oddfellows Hall ]
Archer Block, Mt. Pleasant.
Sojourning brethren cordially invited •
to attend.
Nom.K Grand—W. H-. Owens,
-Jill ttVatm ln«i_r road '
Recording Secretary—J. Paxroan, '
iXl bulletin hired, v«t,
I. O. F.
Court Vaucouver 1.128, Independent i
Order of Foresters meets 2d and 4th '
Mondays of each month lit 8 p. in.
Visiting brethren always welcome.
Chief RanOkR—W. G. Taylor,
•SI Ke-fer atreet, City. '
Recording: Secretary—W. H. DeBou,
Ml Tenth .venue, af*.
Financial Secrbtary—M. J. Orehaa, >
t-t. Prlncemtreet, City.  Telephone
Alexandra Hive No. 7,  holds regular I
Review   1st  nnd 3d Fridays of   each J
month iu I. O. O. F., Hall corner Westminster and Seventh avenues.
Visiting Ladies always welcome.
Lady Commander—Mrs. Fitch.
Lady Record Koepet^Mre'   MW7   A.
Foote, 386 Ninth aveuue, east.
For   local  news   subscribe    for  THE
ADVOCATE only $1 for 12 months.
Vancouver Counoil, No. 21 la, meets]
every 2d and 4th Thursdays of each!
month, in I O. O. F., Hall, corner ]
Savonth and Westmiuster avenues.
Sojourning Friends always weloome.
W. P. Flewelling, Chief Councillor.        '
Miss A. Chambers, Recorder,
ttX W.vtintniitiir nvenue.   Tel. 7(0.
t        Ir
Important Notice to
Users of Electric Light.
Onr water power installation has now been proved completely successful, electrically and commercially, and we are pleased to make tne
Citizens of Vancouver participants in our success by reducing the price
for Electric Lighting on a motor basis aa under, from July 1st, 1904.
That is for all motor readings taken on and after July 16th, 1904.
Present Price per Kilowatt Hour.
New Price per Kilowatt Htmr.
Less 6% tot
for cash.
Less lc per E. W. hour
for oash.
Gross.      Net.
Gross.         Net.
First 40 K.
Next 60 K.
Over 100 K.
Hours 17c      16.160
Hours 12o      11.40c
Hours 10c        9.60o
18o            lie
lio              100
9c             8e
With one possible exception we believe our new rates to he the
cheapest qnoted for Electric Lighting in Canada to-day.
British Columbia electric Railway Company, Ltd.
J. BUNTZEN, General Manager.
Vancouver, B. O, June 18th, 1904.
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