BC Historical Newspapers

BC Historical Newspapers Logo

BC Historical Newspapers

Mt. Pleasant Advocate Dec 14, 1907

Item Metadata


JSON: mpadvocate-1.0311645.json
JSON-LD: mpadvocate-1.0311645-ld.json
RDF/XML (Pretty): mpadvocate-1.0311645-rdf.xml
RDF/JSON: mpadvocate-1.0311645-rdf.json
Turtle: mpadvocate-1.0311645-turtle.txt
N-Triples: mpadvocate-1.0311645-rdf-ntriples.txt
Original Record: mpadvocate-1.0311645-source.json
Full Text

Full Text

 Mt. Plea
<*J Legislative Aos'^X
Devoted to the interests  of Mt. Pleasant and South Vancouver.
ESTABLISHED APRIL 8TH,  1899.     WHOLE NO.  45".)
Mt. Pleasant,  Vancouvkr,   B. 0.,  Saturday   MOrninu, Use. 14,    1907.
(Ninth Yeah.)   Vol. 9, No. 87
PHONE   1566
IF YOU -want
good work
don e—w orlt
that will look
well, Wear well
and givo yon the best satisfaction—call ou tho York New
Dentists, Specialists.
We are competing with the Best Dentists in the Profession. Wherever
first-olnss Dental Work is spoken of you hear the New York Dentists
need in commotion.
We ark the onlt and Original PAINLESS DENTISTS. Others
try to imitate our methods, evidently, without success, which is shown
by the daily increase in our practice.
147 Hastings st.
Telephone 1686.
Office Hours: 8 a.m., to 9 p.m.;   Sundays 9 a.m.,   to 2 p.m.
desire to thank their many
Customers for their liberal
patronage during the past.
All orders for XMAS—
Pastry, Etc.,
will recoivo prompt attention
Corner Westminster and Sixth
avenues.    Tel. 11701.
For, local  nows  subscribe    for  THE
| ADVOCATE only $1 for 12 mimths.
A useful Xmas Present.
We have just received a large
assortment o f Loonen's
Celebrated Solid Back
Brushes. From 50c to $5.00.
Call and see our Bargains.
M. A. W. Co.
fit. Pleasant Branch.
'Phone 790.     Free Delivery.
We make a Specialty of Physicians Prescriptions.
£""_-_*""" Night Bell in connection.
Finest Selected HAMS and BACON
Japanese Oranges
New Season's RAISINS
Tel. 1800.
Westminster & Seventh Aves.   Mt. Pleasant.
Local Items.
Changes for advertisements should be
in before Thursday noon to insure their
The Mt. Pleasnnt Baptists oxpect to
begin the construction of a new church
building in the early spring on their
property corner of Tenth and Quebsc.
Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Leddinghum
of Eighth avenue left on Friday for
their old home in Ontario, to spend
Christmas and New Year's.
It is expected the B. C. Electric
car barn on Thirteenth and Westminster avenues will be occupied In
about two weeks' time.
Morrison's Mt. Pleasant Furniture
Store has just received a dainty assortment of China, suitable for Xmas gifts
Local residents inspect samo when iu
quest of Xmas gifts.
Mrs. H. Mills has opened Dressmaking Parlors at 2582 Westminster
avenue, and is preparer! to do first-class
work. Lndies are invited to call aud
consult Mrs. Mills for New Suits.
Fashionable Assistant just from
Toronto employed.   Give us a trial.
Master Greer Morrison arrived at
the home of Mr. and Mrs. Gorddn
Morrison, Fourteenth avenue, on
Sunday afternoon; Dec. 8th.
"Nicky" is all smiles <and receiving
the congratulations of his friends
in a happy spirit.
Henry Birks Sons, Ltd., have their
Xmas ad. in this paper, which it will
be to your advantage to read.
There was a large gathering at
the Conservative Club on Monday
evening, a pleasant social time being spent by all. On Monday evening next a whist tournament will be
held and all good Conservatives are
invited to attend. An enjoyable
evening is assured.
Perfumes, Perfumes—all the popular
ordors—M. A. W. Drug Store.
Head Office - - Winnipeg, Manitoba
(Incorporated by Act of Parliament.)
Authorized Capital  «.000.000
Cor. Westminster and Ninth avenues.
Drafts and Bank Money Orders
A General Banking   Busiuess
We invite you to start an nccount in our
Ji Iuterest compounded «jr times a year.
Open Saturday Nights, 7 to 9 o'clock.
J. E. HAWKSHAW, Manager
Lawsi Grass Seeds
Clover and Timothy Seeds,
Pratt's Poultry and Animal Foods,
Pratt's Lice Killnr,
Holly Chick Food, Beefscraps, Etc.
FLOUR and tfKKD.
SI/CITH  Corner   NINTH avenue   &
Telephone   16 8 7.    '
Ircorporuted 1SW.
Mt. PBtsasaat Branoh
Capital Paid-up
Reserto Fund..
. $4,390,000.
and upwards, received and interest
allowed thereon. Compounded
FOUR times yearly.
7 to 8 o'clock,
W. A. Schwartz, Manager.
If you miss Tun Advocate you miss
the looal news.
"Resolved, that Moral Suasion is
better than Prohibition in dealing with
the Liquor traffic"; affirmative led by
Mr. F. Crocker and the negative by
Mr. J. C. Robson, will be the program
at the meeting of the Young Men's
Club of Mt. Pleasant Methodist Church
on Thursday evening next.
Qranite ware
We have just received a full line of McCLARY'S
Canada Ware.
well as durable.
This ware is handsome, as
■    _.    ci   a*   i *^  Mt- PI EASAN1
Tel. 417.
Carlson, 320 Harris street east, is lying
helpless from Berious injuries received
while handling coal at Evans, Coleman &
Evans wharf. His wife is obliged to
attend hire, aud has a young baby, so is
unable to earn anything for their support. The couple are strangers, having
only been in Vancouver teh days wheu
the husband mat with the accident.
This is a case wherj kind hearted people can and should loud assistance.
Chiropractor. Specialist in Spinal and
Nervous Diseases. Lady Attendant
810 Granville street. StndentB wanted.
A new and paying profession. Tel. B2190
MONEY TO LOAN on good security,
apply "Advocate" Offlce, Mrs. R.
Whituey, Real Estate & Lean Agent.
FOR SALE.—A fine piano, nearly
new; a good bargain. "Advocato"
Office, Mrs. R. Whitney.
Owner leaving the city. Apply 324
Eighth avenue west.
Undoubtedly the
finest and largest
assortment of
i n  Mt.  Pleasant:
Webb's aud McGregor Harris'.
A fresh Btock direct from tho
Manufacturers,     iu     sizuii
Drug Store
avenues.   'Phone 3336.
Physicians' Prescription
a specialty.
Dominion    Express   Money
Orders issued.
SPECIAL!    ..
New Xmas Fruits, Raisins,   Currants,   Peel ;m   Meat*,.
We are selling the   FAMOUS BON TON BRAND   of
at 2 pkgs. for 25C   Best Raisins in the market.
Good  Kamloops Potatoes at $1.25 per sack.
2425  Westminster  Ave
7 'Phone  322
Hair Brushes—solid back Ebony
handles—from Jl to $5. M. A. W. Drug
On Tuesday evening two of the
cleverest entertainers in Canada will
give a Coucert in Mt. Pleasant Baptist
Church, admission 25c. Miss Mac
Dickenson, vocidist and guitar vocalist;
Miss Helen Badgley, render and interpreter. A pleasant evening of Song and
Story, and an abundance uf refinoci
humor.   Don't miss thia treat,
Rev.  J. P. Westman, Pastor.
Suuday Dec. 15th.—Rev. W. J.
Sipprell M. A. D. D., will preach morning and evening.
A welcomo awaits yon.
Rev. H. W. Pieroy, Pastor.
Suuday Deo. 15th.—Moruiug subject,:
"Individual Christianity." Eveuiug
Bubject: "Christian Responsibility."
Sunday School and Youug Men s
Bible Class at 2:30 p. tn.
'O       *-V_©
MASON BLOCK, comer Westminster nnd Tenth nvennos
First-olaes Meals served. OYSTERS iu any style
Short Orders a specialty.
Mrs. LliNO, Proprietress; formerly of Tho Winnipeg.
Mt. Pleasant Mail,(Postoffice.)
Tho letters aro collected from the Mt.
Pleasant Postoffice at the following
7:30, 9, lOtfOa. m.,
18:80, 15:15, 10:45 o'clock.
All classes of mail leaves at 10 a.m.,
and 8 & 10:30 p. m. *
Mail arrives at 0:W ami 8:15 p. ra.
EIGHT LOTS, 50x110 feet; 0-rooui
bouse; orchard, chicken runs; liuo view,
splendid location within five minutes
walk of tram liue, combining advantages of city aud country home; *>l .800
cash handles this flue property.
2450 Westmiustor uveune
Property (control) yielding ?3.000 per
year, for sale by Mrs. R. Whituey.
[Jggr Subscribers who fail to
get "The Advocate" on Saturday morning please notify
this, office.   Telephone B1405
"Tho Advocate" readers are asked to
assist in making tho porsoual and locnl
items as complete as possible. Seud or
phono items
Read tho Now York Dental Parlors
advertisement in this paper, then go to
New York Dental Parlors for your work
Dolls, Tree Decorations,
Souvenir View Stamps,
New Novels and Music,
Toys, Magazines,
Landing Library ~\J£\
M. W. S I M P S O N
2241 Westminster avenuo.
_— !»•**--*■*
TheCanadian Bank
of Commerce
Deposits of One Dollar and upward*
received nnd interest allowed thereon,
Bank Money Orders  issued.
A General Banking Busiues:*
OFFICE HOURS: 10 n. m. to 8 p. m
Saturdays: 10 a.m. to Vim., 7 to 8 p.m.
East tnd Branch
444 Westminster      C. W. DURRAN'J*
avenuo. Manaj-1?j.,. f II
Partners of
the Tide
tat **■ "*m*ttk ****
CoprrU-t.   1803,  mr  A.  *\ tttamm*  t> Ca_
Gus was prettier than ever l_e night
of the ball. She was dressed simply in
white, but when she came out of the
dressing room at the hull and took liis
arm Bradley noticed that the eyes of
half n dozen youug men followed ber
and thut they whispered to ench other.
Gus' "order" was filled In a few minutes after the flrst number was over;
there were more applicants than
dances. Bradley danced a quadrille
with Clara Hopkins, who was pretty
aud Jolly, nnd he enjoyed it thoroughly. He labored through a contra dnnce.
with Georginnu Bailey and didn't en-
Joy It as much, although that efTer-.
vcscent young ludy purred that sbe:
had had n "perfectly lovely time," and;
he was "lookln' so well" and why
didn't be call at the house.
Miss Bailey's blue Bilk gown had nn
Imposing nnd very troublesome train,
and she smelt like a perfumer's shop.
Captain Titcomb came up the stairs.
He had a dripping umbrella in bis
"Why. hello!" exclaimed Bradley. "I
didn't know you were coming."
"Hello yourself!" retorted the captain. "I didn't know you was comin'
either, so we're square on that hitch.
It's blowin' up ii reg'lar snorter outside," lie added.
"Georglann's gayer'n e tin peddler's
cart, ain't she?" continued Titcomb.
"Cap'n Julie's tbe only moultln' pullet'
in thnt coop."
He broke off suddenly nnd was silent
for a minute or more. Bradley asked
him what the mutter was.
"Oh. nothin'!" was the hasty reply.
"Quite a crowd here tonight. Who's
the little clipper In the white with bine
pennants ln her fore rlggln'—the oue
dancin' with .Tonadnb Wlxon's sister's
"That's Clara Hopkins."
"Humph! You don't say! Jim Hopkins' girl. I wouldn't have known
her." And the cnptaiu subsided once
A llttle while nfter that, as Bradley
wns dunciug his Virginin reel with
flus, he noticed n disturbance nraout;
the crowd of watchers at the door.
He was In the middle of the line nt
the time, and "Snuppy" Black stood
next to him.
"Hello!" exclaimed "Snuppy." "Why,
It can't be! By thunder. It Is! Sam
Hammond's come. I didn't know he
was expected."
Hammond lt was. aud In all the glory of city clothes and unlimited self
confidence. When the reel wus over, be
came across the floor to where Gus
and Bradley were standing.
"How d'ye do. Cus?" he said, extending his hnnd. "I'm down for a few
days. Got a vacation that I wasn't
looking for. Came on tonight's train
and thought I'd run up bete for a little
while, soon as I could get awny from
the home folks. Let me see your order.
Hello, Brad!  How nre you?"
He was well dressed, still In the
rather conspicuous way. and he hud
an easy, masterful air about him that
none of the country fellows hud,
though they all envied It. And he wns
goodlooking.  Thnt couldn't be denied.
The Inst dance was the landers, but
as "Bennle D." arose to "cnll off" he
announced that there would be. by special request, au "extra"—a wnltz. Bradley had seen Hammond talking with
the prompter and with Mr. Bungs, and
he knew whose the "special request"
was.    Under other  circumstances   he
l'Lici., iii'i- iiilrt'ner fn the landers.
Just us he reached her side Sam came
hurrying up nml pushed In front of
hiin without ceremony.
"(Jus." snid Hammond. "I made Ben
give us this waltz on purpose so that
we might have it together. You haven't
been hnlf guicrous to me tonight, and
now I'm aftor niy pny.  Come!" .
He offered llis nrm. and for a moment the girl seemed nbout fo take It.
she looked -<t Bradley, who. dls-
up' olut""d and ('h'tjplned, stood silent
In the background.
"Thank yon ve-..  in""1'   s'sm," she
said, "but this waltz belongs to Bradley. Gome. Brud. tbe iuubIc is beginning."
If any oue had told Bradley previously that he would thoroughly enjoy u waltz be would hnve laughed,
but he enjoyed every moment of this;
oue. He saw Sam's scowl as Gus
stepped past him. saw the smile on the
faces of Black uud the other bystanders, and then they whirled away.
Round und rouud and round. "Bennle
D.'s" music wusn't the best In the
world, but to Bradley just then oo
grand opera orchestra could have plny-
ed more sweetly. His feet seemed almost as light us his partner's, aud they
kept perfect time.
It wns over all too soon.
"This waltz beltings tn Briulleu."
wouldn't hnve cured so much for thnt
waltz,   but   now   he   wunted   it   very
much Indeed.
Ho Walked over to whore (Jus. flush-
■<__. aml..l:iu_hlu__.  alooJ  Ulkiug  with
REAKFAST next morning was
hardly begun when "Blount's
boy"—his name wns L*lyases
Simpson Grunt Blount, but
uo oue but his parents ever culled him
b.v It—came to the dining room door
with ii note for Bradley, It was from
Captnln Titcomb and read as follows:
Dear Brad — There's a three master,
loaded with lumber, piled up on the Bone-
yard. Come on down quick. Looks aa If
here was the chance the Titcomb-NIcker-
son Wrecking syndicate had been praying
for.   Yours truly, E. D. TITCOMB.
The Junior partner in the "syndicate"
let Miss Prlssy's clam fritters go by
default nnd hurried down to the Traveler's Rest, where he found the captain
waltlug for him. A few hours later
the officers and crew of the Lizzie were
gazing over that vessel's rail at the
tumbling froth that covered the Bone-
yard sbonl und nt the hapless lumber
schooner trembling lu its midst, a dismal, lonesome sight.
She had struck almost bow on, but
the strong tide had swung her stern
over until she lay broadside to the
slioiil. She had heeled but llttle, and
her deck lend of pine boards wus, for
the most part, still lashed In place.
The main and mlzzen masts were gone.'
but the lower part of her foremast still
stood, and the great waves, striking
against ber steru. sent the light spray
flying lengthwise almost as high as its!
top. The broken cordage streamed out
In the wind, and a swinging block'
creaked and whined. On the rail by'
the afterhouse they could read her
name; she was the Ruth Glnn of Bangor.
"The p'lnt life savin' crew got the
men about 1 o'clock this mornln'," remarked Captain Tljtcomb. "Skipper
tried to anchor to ride out tbe gale,
then got sen red and tried to make an
offln', got ber Into Irons, and the tide
did the rest. Her masts went jest
after they took off the men. What do
you think of her? Total loss, ain't
Bradley hesitated. "Well," be said.
"I should say she was. so far as being
any use as a schooner Is concerned.
That lumber, though, Is a different
matter. The weather would have a
good deal to do wltb that, I should
"The weather's goin' to clear, If I'm
any Jedge," observed his companion.
"What do you say, Barney?"
"I—Kiks like fulfill' off to me." replied
Mr. Small. "Wind's cantln' round to
the west'ord. However. I ain't no
weather prophet. Yon want to ask
Peleg Myrick If you're after weuther
news; be seems to have a special tip
from heaven on gales nnd calms."
The Lizzie sailed nwny from the
wreck that, with one screaming sea
gull bnluneing himself on the broken
foremast, looked more sad nnd lonely
thun ever and anchored In the little
harbor in the lee of the Point. Two or
three eutbouts were moored there, and
among thein wus one thut the captain
"Hello!" he exclaimed. "There's
Obed Nlckerson's bont. I guess that
settles it: some part of her'g Insured
They wnlked through the soft white
sund ond coarse beach grass up to the
life saving stutlon. The lookout. In the
observatory on the roof, rnpped on tbe
window of his cage nnd waved a hand
to  them. us   tjiey   reached   the   plank
walk leading Tome door.
Inside, seated around the table of the
living room, they found Captain
Knowles, communder of the station:
Obed Nlekerson, the Orham agent of
the underwriters: the skipper of the
Ruth Ginn and two or three others.
The Skipper, a sunburned, gray haired
man, with n worried look on his lean
face, was telling for Mr. Nlekerson's
benefit the story of how his vessel
came to be In her hopeless plight. To
a landsman It would hnve been an Interesting yarn, but the present company had beard too many slmllnr experiences to find nnythlng novel In It.
"insured, is she. Obed?" asked Captain Titcomb.
"Cargo Is; schooner ain't." replied
the underwriters' agent.
Captain Ezra signaled to Bradley,
and they went out ou the porch.
"Brad." whispered the captain, "they
can't call her anything but a total loss.
The underwriters 'II pay the Insurance
on that lumber and thcrt dicker with
somebody to save what they cnn of It.
You and nie want to be that somebody.
Hgllo. herva V ._.•:!."
'  (To Be Continue-)
Dreading a Duty Don ilea the Task ol
Dischargirg  It
A small boy whose one task for tht
day consists In bringing a pail of
spring water to tbe house 'jegao to
pine away, nud his anxious mamma
called in the family docior. The l-.v
submitted listlessly to a thorough examination, the result of wlich puzzled
the man of medicine. "Does he eut
well?" he asked. "Fairly so." was the.
reply. "And sleep?" he queried. "Oh.
yes, but he drugs through the day
without a symptom of interest." was
the mother's reply;
The doctor looked long and hard at
the child and theu hud n bright-bought "Whit does he do In the way
Of work?" he asked. "Nothing but
bring n pall of water from the spring
evory morning." "Cut out that 'vater
carrying task for a week." suid the
doctor, "nnd let me know the result."
The week worked a miracle in Wil
lie's health. The boy had been
weighted down by the r.hou<?ht of n
daily tusk, and it was not because he
was lazy. He did other tl'lngs with
the greatest willingness, but he so detested that one monotonous task that
It affected his health. There are many
grownups like Willie. Indulging a distaste for necessary duties to the extent
of clouding the s> _shlne of life.
Dreading a duty doable-: the task of
discharging it There nre a few wise
persons In the world who resolutely attack disagreeable tasks and clear
them out of the wav before they get
troublesome. Watch a woman who
sits down to an unwelcome task of
darning hosiery. She looks over tne
articles and spends her flrst strength
on tbe smnll rents, leavhif the lnrge
ones till she begins to get \.e?.ry. Beginning with the big ones, she wouid
finish comparatively easy. This Is the
usual femiuine method of working
Men who iinount to anything attacl
tbe heavy work nud clear the way to
easier things, and when the decks are
clear they heave a sigh of satisfaction, something a woman never does.
tad Who Hat  Become One of Ameri
ea'i Greatest Artists.
The magnificent mural paintings of
C. Y. Turner are among America's art
treasures. How near tills famous artist came to being forbidden un artistic
career because his Quaker parents objected on religions grounds is told In
the New Broadway Magazine. When
It came time for tbe smull son to take
his place among the wage earners of
tbe fumlly—nnd that time came enrly-
he communicuted to his father his Intention of being an nrtlst As has bap
peued so often, the father objected.
Not only did It seem to blm most un-
prac^lcable from a monetary standpoint, but also contrary to the Quaker
doctrines. In a family where brass
hundles on furniture were removed because they were considered frivolous
and were replaced by knobs of dark
walnut this waa not a matter of small
importance. Moreover, the father had
Intended that the boy should be a pharmacist.
A compromise was at last reached.
The painting of pictures wus out of
the question, but architecture recommended itself to the Quaker mind as
serving a utilitarian purpose. At the
same time, with the possibility of making Infinite charts and drawings, It approached closely enough to the pictorial to satisfy the young Charles.
Three years of apprenticeship to an
architect followed. Then, having come
(••■the realization that the construction
of buildings and the painting of pictures nre decidedly different phases of
art, the boy took a position with a photographer and eventually uecompanled
him to New Yoi-.
From the tintlug of photographs, a
phase of work ot that time lmm«nsely
popular, he drifted Into pastel work
and water colors, finally taking up oil
portraiture. His success overcame
even the Quaker principles and dlgnl-
led the work ns a profession In the
*i*8 of his father.
National Emblems Under Which tha
City Has Been Ruled.
The first European visitor to Manhattan Island wns Henry Hudson, who
in 100!) sailed np the river now lien ring
his name. Tbe flag nnder wliich he
sailed was thnt of the Dutch Enst In-
din company, which wns the flag of
the United Provinces of the Netherlands, orange, white nnd blue arranged
In three equal horizontal stripes. In the
center of the white stripe being the
letters "A. O. 0."—Algemeene Oust
lndlse compngnle (General East India
From the time of the discovery no
visitor came Iuto these waters of
which there is record until 1(112. when
Manhattan was settled under the East
India company, which continued In
possession until KJ22, when the government fell into the hands of the West
India company. The fla£ of the Dutch
West India company was the same as
that of Its predecessor, save t*wt it
bore the letters "G. W. C."-Gooetro-
yeerde West lndlse compagnie (Privileged WeBt India company).
This was tbe dominant flag till 1(104,
when the Islund wns surrendered to
the English, and the union jack (crosses of England aud Scotland) of Great
Britain supplanted the tricolor of Holland, and the name of New Amsterdam was changed to New York. Tbe
union jack at present ls derived from
the union of the three ot-ses of St.
George, St. Andrew and St. Patrick,
adopted In 1801, wben the act of union
with Ireland was passed.
In the month of July, 1(173. the
Dutch again took possession of 4!u>
city, which they occupied until Nov.
10, 1074, when by virtue of a treaty
of peace between England nnd Hol-
Innd the union jack again floated over
the city.
From this time there was no Interruption in the supremacy of the English until the year 1080, when the
memorable rule of Lelsler, speedily
terminated b.v his death, occurred. lie
was a warm supporter of William and
Mnry, and It Is possible thnt while In-
held possession of the fort the flag of
William, not then proclaimed king of
England, might have floated over New
York.   But there Is no record of this.
Were It so. however. It could have
been but for a very brief period, and
the English flag waved undisputed until the err of the Atner'.-an Revolution.
At the beginning of the Revolution
here, as In New England, the people,
ulthongh nggrieved, were loyal, and
upon the same day, June 20, 17f5.
New York witnessed the double entry
of George Washington, just elected by
the provincial congress general In
chief of the Americnn forces and on
his way to take command at Oam-
brldge, and Tryon. the English governor, who had arrived the day before.
It was about this time tbat the first
raising of any but the English flag In
New York occurred. Before this. Indeed, liberty poles bnd been raised
and cut down ngnin. but now, March.
1775, a Union flag, with a red field,
was hoisted ln New York upon the
liberty pole on the common, bearing
the Inscription, "George Rex and the
liberties of America." and upon the
other side "No popery."
The British, tinder Governor Tryon.
vacated New York In 177!). but there Isv
no record which gives nny positive
date as to tbe raising of the American
flag here.
The city was held b.v American
troops after tbls event until Sept. 13.
1776, when Washington retreated to
Harlem and afterward from the island,
and the city was occupied by Sir Henry Clinton and from that lime held by
the British until the close of the war
They evacuated the city Nov. 25, 1783.
Since then no flag but tbe stars and
stripes hns waved over the city In
token of pewer aud  authority.
Fame In Certain Qu.vters.
Edwin Markhum wus ot.e of the
guests of honor nt a reception given by
a wealthy New York womuu. During
a conversation sbe said:
"My dear Mr. Markham, I've wanted
for years to meet you and tell you
how I just love tbat adorable picture
of yours—the one with the man boe-
Ing, you know—and be Is tuking off
his cup, and thut poor wife of bis—at
least I suppose It's bis wife—bowing
ber head, and they both look so tired,
poor things! I have a copy of It In
my own den, and the children Lave
another In their playroom, and It's—It's
-siinpl) exquisite!"
" 'The Angelus.' I presume yen
mean?" reMicd tbe poet gravely.
"Yes," doLbtfullyT""but we always
call It 'The Hoe Man.""
"1 am glad you like It. madam," said
Mr. Markham. And he took an early
opportunity of escaping from bis sincere but mistaken admirer.—Success
Throne Room of Spain.
The throne room of Spain ia a magnificent apartment of crimson and
gold, with colossal mirrors and a chandelier of rock crystal that ts considered
the finest example of the kind In the
world. Under the gorgeous canopy are
two large chairs handsomely carvea
and glided and upholstered ln crimson
nrooade. These are the thro"«g »f
Logic of the Man Who Fiddled In the.
Midst of a Flood.
When Davy Crockett wus on his way
from his Tennessee home to Texas to-
fight for the new republic be rode overhand with some chance friends from
Little Rock to Fulton. One day they
were sturtled b.v hearing tbe high uotes
of 0 distant violin playing 11 rollicking'
air. Putting spurs to their horses, the
meo hastened toward the sound nml
soon observed several others ruining
through the fields In the samo direction. At Inst they came over tlie crest
of a ridge In view of the river und beheld tbe fiddler seated In the mlddle-
of the flood in nn nlmost submerged
buggy playing us fast as be could
shake the bow.
"Hello, there! Turn back!" shouted
tbe men wbo came through the field.
"I can't," replied the fiddler.
"But you've missed the /ord. You'll
"I've known thut for half an hour."
"What ure you going to do?"
"Sit here till you chaps come out and!
turn my horse the right way."
Tbe horse was with difficulty keeplntr
his footing and seemed nbout to lie-
swept away One of the men who had.
been attracted by the fiddling waded'
out and by a precarious way reached'
the horse's head and led him round to.
the ford nnd back to the buna, the passenger fiddling all the way and winding up with a merry jig.
"What do yon mean by sitting out
there Addling In the fnce of death?""
demanded Crockett of the rescued1
"Well, colonel." snld the fiddler. "!
am 11 student of human nature Wbetti
I found I bad missed the ford nnr
n »eded help. I set nut to get It. I
might buvp shouted myself hoarse nuif
no one out here would hnve paid t'e-
slightest attention to nie But tht «■
Isn't a man west of the Mlsslssl/ 1
who wouldn't come running at 1-
sound of a fiddle Iu the woods."
"And he wns right:" snld Davy, "for
there we were, the lot of us. our y (set.
all of 11 hither, for runnin;: to < iffy
our curiosity about tbnt squeak > fiddle In  this out of the  way  place."
A Class That Is Peculiar to the National   Capital.
"Sundown doctors" ure nn Institution
peculiar to Washington city. They are-
nn n'niuble company of medical practitioners who ply their trade only
after nightfall. Not thut these gentlemen prefer darkness to light if they
had their d'ruthers. nor are thoir deed*.
of questionable complexion tbnt looks-
best. In tbe shade. Sundown doctor*
have no ways thut are dnrk or tricks-
that nre vain. They ure ns open as tbo-
day that tbey may not utilize. If they
practice their profession by cnndle-
llgbt rather thun b.v the sunshine,
thnt's Uncle Sum's fault, not their
own. Sundown doctors begin to get:
busy ouly after 4:30 In the afternoon.
From 0 to that hour, poor souls, they
are holding tbelr noses to tbe grindstones over the government desks-
for one must live, don't you know,
however souring tide's scientific ambition, and Uncle Sinn's wages do couie-
In mighty regular iind__hundy. So that
In 11 pl'ieonhole Is ihe story of tin*
origin of the struggling fraternity of
sundown physicians nt tbe federal)
There are thousands of Instances.
Embryonic young physicians, with,
their careers yet to carve, secure clerkships in some of the govern mental
departments nf Washington in order to-
keep the pot bubbling while they nre-
gettlng their medical education after
ollire hours Thi'ir diplomas thus laboriously urhiin'-.l. tbey bnng out their
shingles letilnlively, holding fust, however, to their government positions Until securely established professionally.
A Job In the hnm' v—j know. Is worlbk
n whole rity dlreci •full of unruptured patients Never let go a sure thing:
till you ure sure of a surer.
"Numny Dumny."
In his "Highways nnd Bywaya In
Devon aud Cornwall" Arthur H. Norway tells of n fragment of antiquity
thut still "lingers In the neighborhood
of Redruth, where the country people
when they see 11 ghost say, 'Numny
dumny!'" and he adds, "I leave the
riddle to be solved b.v any one who Is-
curious enough to undertake a useful
piece of practice In unraveling the corruption of language."
The phrase Is probably a corruption,
of "In nomine Dotnlul." the Latin for
"In the nnme of the I.ord," n phrase sofa miliar In the devotion of the middle
His Compliment
A few weeks buck u wedding breakfast was given hy n substantial farmer
blessed wltb live daughters, the eldest
of whom was a bride. A neighbor, 11
young farmer, who was honored with
an Invitation, thinking nn doubt thnt
he ought to say something complimentary upon the event, addressed the
bridegroom thus:
"Well, you have got the pick of th*
The faces of tbe. four ,tinmnrrl-l
ouch were a sludv.—London Graohlc.
*» m
From the System—Both Kidneys and Bowels Are Restored To Aotion By
There are three ways, and uireu
en'y, by which the system can be rid
ol poisonous waste matter, the bowels,
the kidneys and the skin.
The bowels are named first, because
on them falls the greater part of this
work, and so long as they do their
duty there is seldom trouble with the
kidneys or skin as excretory organs.
When the bcwels Jail, however, and
become sluggish and constipated there
is work thrown on the kidneys which
they hnve no business to do, and
wliich they cannot do for any length
of time without becoming deranged.
Now there is only one medical treatment which recogniy.es the condition
of affairs, and that is Dr. Chnse's
Kidney-Liver Pills. This is, so far
as we know, the only kidney medicine which regulates the bowels, as
well ns the kidneys, and thereby removes the cause of trouble and cures
the  most  complicated  cases.
You cnn scarcely find a case of
kidney disease whicli did not begin
with liver and bowel troubles, and
whicli could not therefore have been
prevented by the use of Dr. Chase's
Kidney-Liver  Pills.
Thousands o{ people are ready to
testify to the superiority of ur.
Chase's Kidney-Liver Pills as a cure
for kidney troubles. The reason of
their efficiency is found in their nction on the liver and bowels, as well
as the kidneys.
Mr.  R.  B.  Dixon,  McGillivray.  B.
(J., wines:—"I have "ound Dr. Chase's
i Kidney-Liver Pills to be exactly
jwhat I needed. Since 1897 I have
j been on the construction of the
I Crow's Nest Puss branch of the C.
IP. R., employed in all capacities and
I exposed to all kinds of weather. T
I contracted a severe cold, then pain
! across the back, and owing to the
!hard fare we sometimes had to live
on, the liver got sluggish and out of
I working order. Dr. Chase's Kidney-
Liver Pills seemed to be the very
! treatment I needed and they have
jmnde me well again. I also used Dr.
! Chase's Ointment for Eczema last
I summer. It cost only sixty cents a
jbox, but was worth $60. The cute
j was couiplete."
Mr. James J. Jenson, Olds, Alta.,
! writes:—"I have been troubled considerably with lame back, which I
suppose came from derangements of
the kidneys, and I have never been
able to find a treatment that was so
prompt and effective in curing this
ailment as Dr. Chase's Kidney-Liver
Pills. At two different times in my
life this preparation has entirely cured me of this trouble, and of late
years I have found it unnecessary to
use any medicine whatever. T feel it
my duty to add this statement to the
ninny others which I see in recommendation of this excellent medicine."
Dr. Chase's Kidney-Liver Pills, one
pill a dose, '25 cents a box, at nil dealers, or Edmanson, Bates & Co., Toronto.
Motor Omnibuses in London
The motor omnibuses in operation
in London have not proved a financial
success, according to the report of
the auditor of the company, who says:
—"The company has never made any
profits; nothing but . a considerable
loss from the first; * » * the actual loss on running has been over
$60,000. It has cost over ls 6d (36
cents) per car mile to earn lid (22
cents), and every car mile run in the
recent period of working has made a
dead loss of 7d (11 centB)." Efforts
nre being made to come to come general agreement for increasing the fares
and inventors are endeavoring to produce some appliance which will be
productive of more steady running
and will lessen the heavy rep-iir bills
which confront the owners of motor
UkECN tea
Same flavor as Japan, only perfeotly free from adulterations of any kind. It is to the japan tea drinker
what "SALADA* Black is to the blaok tea drinker.
LEAD PACKETS ONLY.   40c, SOc and 60c Par Lb.
During a brief ocean voyage'near
the coast of Newfoundland, one of the
passengers was so seriously disturbed
that he was sure his death was ap-
"Canada Leads the World"
It is generally understood that the
iinii.   ne   lias   em.   iho   ueiiiii   wub   up-    .__.__.    _~ /-,_.-.   ,_:.._-    .- .„   *:.-.
proaching. He was so melannholy ^1fP-1J0ne.,118Koa f S „ nleln •»
in his firm assurance on the subject S?t_it willje no lessee! a pleasure
that another passenger said to him,
"Well, have you any wishes regarding your remains."
"The sufferer regarded him languid
than a surprise to many of our read
ers to learn that Canada leads the
world   in   telephone   invention.
The invention of the  telephone  is
almost universally credited  to   Prof
l„    "t .wt h„n_,;r, •• --U'-KV Alexander Graham Bell at the time
W..»«,1-J      ■'T?Ai.he 8ald fa,1?tIy'  when  he was living    at    Brantford,
that there s going to be any remains.    0ntari0) and thftt cfty ... nw ..aisjng
funds  with whicll to erect a monument to his memory.
By a strange coincidence the Lori-
Signs  ot  a   Hard  Winter
When the steamer Cassiar arrived
recently she brought down from the meTJ Automatic Teiepii7ne7 common.V
north a number of Toba Inlet Indians onued Canadian Machine Telephone,
i Attachable
A Kansas City man recently wrote
to a lawyer in another town of the
State asking for information touching
the standing of a person there, who
had owed the Kansas City individual
a considerable sum of money for a
long time.
"Whut property has he that I could
attack?" was one of the questions
The lawyer's reply was to the point.
"The person to whom you refer,"
he wrote, "died a year ago. He left
nothing subject to attachment except
a  widow."—Harper's  Weekly.
The Fortuneteller—Madam, beware
of a man with black eyes.
"Huh, he ain't dangerous! That's
my husbnnd: I gave him them eyes
last night."—Houston Post.
bv local applications, as they cannot
reach the diseased portion of the ear.
There ls only one way to care deafness,
and that is by constitutional rempdtijs.
Deafness is caused by an inflamed oondl-
tion of the mucous lining of the Eustachian Tube. When this tube is Inflamed yon
have a rumbllne sound or Imperfect hearing and when It ls entirely closed, Deafness Is the result, and unless the Inflammation can be taken out and this tube
restored to Its normsl condition, hearing
will be destroyed forever: nine cases out
of ten are caused by Catarrh, whioh li
nothing but an inflamed condition of the
mucouB surfaces.
We will jlvo One Hundred Dollars for
any case of Deafness (caused by Catarrh)
that cannot be cured by Halls Oatarrh
Cure.   Send for circulars, free.
F. J. CHENEY 4 00., Toledo. O.
Hold bv  DrugeiHta. 75e.
Tske Hall's Family PUls for constipation, s
China's Pernicious Tax System
Pekin is now quite safe for foreigners to go freely in all parts of the
city, except in the Forbidden City,
where the Emperor's palace is situated. The Chinese are developing slowly along the road towards Western
civilization, but so far they have not
attained  any great speed.
Men who have spent their lives in
the East and know the country thoroughly declare that China will not develop materially until she has a good
Government. The present system of
collecting taxes, which has been in
vogue for centuries, is the mother of
all graft, the incubus under which the
nation is sufferiiiR. and will keep the
country back until the system has
been completely wiped out.
A teacher in a tenement district
hurried iron the school to find the
mother of a pupil who had boen taken
quite ill. s
"Can you show me where Mrs. An-
gelo Scandals lives?" she inquired of
n cherub transplanted from the sunny
south to a. dark, sunleBS alley.
"Yes, teach', I show you," and a
willing, sticky hand dragged her on
with such speed as to make her stumble over nn Italian dame seated on the
After the teacher's breathless flight
toward the clouds the little hand stopped tugging.
"There where Mees Scandnlp live,"
indicated the horizontal arm and finger, "but she down stair sitting on
the step," finished the smiling lips.
—Harper's Magazine.
As the Oil Rubs in, the Pain Rubs
Out—Applied .0 the seat of a pain in
any part of the body the skin absorbs
the soothing liniment under brisk
friction and the patient obtains almost instant relief. The results of the
use of Dr. Thomas' Eclectric Oil have
surprised many who were unacquainted with its qualities, and once known
jit will not be rejected.   Try it.
The through train from the west had
stopped at the little station where the
overland flyer from the east was to
pass it.
"What is the population of your village?" asked one of thp passengers.
"I don't know, sir," said the station
agent; "but if your train doesn't leave
within the next five minutes you'll
hava time to count 'em for yourself.
They're all here at the depot."—Chicago Tribune.
Minard's Liniment Cures Burns, etc.
Our New
Hair Vigor
Ayer's Hair Vigor was food,
the best that was made. But
Ayer's Hair Vigor, new improved formula, is better. It
is the one great specific for falling hair. A new preparation in
every way. New bottle. New
contents. Ask your druggist to
show it to you, "the new kind."
Doei net change the color ef the hair.
Venule wttkMoh bottle
a     show It 10 year
Ask hl_ about lt.
tban da aa ba says
Francois wns going to market in his
"Hi!" called out one of his neighbors, "nre you %oing to the town?"
"Oould vou take in a blouse for
"Cert,, ily, if yon will let me know
where to  lenve it."
"O, thnt's nil right," snid the friend
jumping into the cart, "I'm inside it
now."—Nos Loisirs.
Itch, Mange, Prairie Scratches and
every form of contagious itch on human or animals cured in 30 minutes
by Wolford's Sanitary Lotion.
Woman a Lighthouse Keeper
Most people are unaware that there
is a woninn in charge of the Cheshire
side of the entrance to the Mersey—a
most'importnnt lighthouse, commanding as it does, the entrance to the
Port nf Liverpool. 'Mrs. Williams,
who is the lighthouse keeper, is assisted in hor duties by her daughter.
As we now make our new Hair Vigor it
does not hive the slightest effect upon
the color of the hair. You may use it
freely and for any length of time withont fear of changing tbe color. Stops
falling bair. Cures dandruff.
—llaaekr Its;. CJ-jnc... naw.-_.Maea.—-
I        ]French   Writers   and   Sports
The present literary generation
prides itself on its good health, and
gives itself free'y up to sport. Among
those of our writers who are under 35
years of age, one can scarcely be
found who does not, practice, in the
most assiduous manner, one or more
, sports.—Ln. Vie Heureuse,  Paris.
Foreign Languages in Japan
I Public examinations ih Japan\how
a preference *,or the study of English
by all those who intend to take up
mercantile pursuits, while German is
especially popular with students intended for the learned professions.
Chinese nnd Corean are much studied
! by our allies, who also devote much
time to Russian, French nnd Spanish;
altogether, the modern Japanese Rtu-
dent bIiows signs of blooming a first-
class polyglot, many, indeed, adding
Esperanto to the"'sum total of their
linguistic achievements. — Pall Mall
who are distinguished above all other
Indians for their wisdom in weather
lore. One of the red men, in conversation   with   another   passenger   said
was  also invented in  Brantford,  by
the Lorimer Brothers, who, like Bell,
are  Canadians  by  birth.
The Bell Telephone Company, wliich
the Indians up coast expected a very for years has "enjoyed a practical
severe winter, and had already begnn monopolv of the telephone business
to make preparations to secure them- ;n Canada, and as a result has grown
selves against cold. Forest animals, rjch and indifferently arroeant toward
particularly the common wolf, they the people, has long maintained an
say, are Browing longer; hair than 0\d 8tvle telephone exchange in
usual. This fact may reasonably Brantford. Last year the citv granted
enough be construed as pointing to a a franchise to an Independent Corn-
severe winter, but in the estimation pany to instai the Lorimer Auto-
of the Indians the testimony of wild matic Telephone System. The Bell
animals is as nothing compared with Company immediately changed its
the signs and warnings vouchsafed stiff-Tiecked policy and proceeded to
by the moon.—Vancouver World. ; bujld a modern central offlce building and put its wires underground
Are you a sufferer of corns? If you and installed a new and improved
are. get a bottle of Holloway's Corn multiple switchboard. The Indepen-
Cnre. It has never been known to dent Telephone Company has pur-
fo.il.* . chased  a  fine lot  and   is  erecting  a
 j modern telephone building.
-, „. „ T. ... ,       /,.      1    Brantford now    styles    itself "The
Thomas Walkner, a British soldier,  Telephone City" and Canada is like-
*««o -recovered the  Prince Imperials  wise entitled to the credit of "Leading
body in tlie Zulu campaign, is dead the World in Telephone Invention."
at Springfield, Mass
A strong company, known as Canadian    Independent    Telephone    Co.,
Ltd., with head offices   at   Toronto,
„.,,,,, ,   , ,      has  been  organized   and  will  manu-
Baby s health and happiness de- {acture a full line of telephone appa-
pends upon its little stomach and ratu8 ;„ Canada, both automatic and
bowels performing their work regu- manual, and it is confidently ex-
l?rLy". lX ""f,?*.* °ul of prder Parted that our country will soon
Baby b Own Tablets will cure the produce all of its own telephones,
trouble qo'eker than any other medi- thu8 enabling us to keep in .Canada
cine, and the mother has the <>uaran- the hundreds of thousands of dollars
tee of a government analyst that this  which otherwise would go to outside
medicine is perfectly safe. Mrs
Frank Neil!, Marksville, Ont., says:
"I have used Baby's Own Tablets for
stomach and bowel troubles, breaking up colds and destroying worms,
and always with the beet success."
Sold by all medicine dealers or by
mail at 25 cents a box from the Dr.
Williams' Medicine Co., Brockville,
manufacturers. In
tight money this
these   times    of
will  be  welcome
She was even more afraid of cows
than most girl.., so when she spied a
placid animal recumbent under a tree
peacefully chewing its cud ,she at first
refused to go tlirough the pasture at
all. Her husband calmed her fears to
! some extent, and they stnrted by,
?*".___.,I™? doUa™ wtta sJe,nt  when  tiie cow slowly  commenced  to
get up, hind legs first, ns they always do. At this the little lndy
shrieked with tenor, and snid:
"Oh, Bob, hurry, hurry; he is getting ready to spring at us."—Harper's
for  internal    Improvements  in  Cuba
during the month of August
Minard's  Liniment  Co.,   Limited.
Dear Sirs,—I can recommend your
MINARD'S LINIMENT for Rheumatism and Sprains, as I huve used it
for both  With  exceellent results.
Yours truly,
St...  John.
The University of Chicago will hnve
a vegetarian football team this year.
Their yell is expected to be:
We eats,
We eats,
Cabbage  nnd  beets,
Raw, raw, raw.
Members of tlie team will sleep on
wire mattresses, lest they should mistake the ordinary mattress for their
breakfast and eat enough qf it to slow
them down in practice.—Chicago American.
The first lightning conductor was
invented by an obscure Bohemian
monk in 1754.
Minard's  Liniment for sale  everywhere.
"Silence is golden,"  remarked  the ,
pnrty with the quotation habit.
"Perhaps it is,"  rejoined the contrary mnn, "but a dentist has never
yet been able to fill teeth with it."—j
Chicago News. !
A Long W"it
"Why i.s dinner not ready, Bridget?"
Didn't I tell you to cook it in the
gns stove?"
Yis, mum; but the gns stove wint
out "
'Why didn't you light it ncniiiV"
"I couldn't muni; it wint out
through the roof."
on having
It is the famous Canadian .Salt, known
all over Canada for its ab.olute purity.
There's no comparison between
Windsor Salt, and the cheap, inferior
salts that are being sold throughout
»   the west.
*^L     Windsor Salt costs no more
[^ than these imported salts
.-__■_____** t'le I)re**"nt Pr'c**5'
ISSg^^Insist   on   hnving
Ab Windsor Salt.
-fe*i$$^_ 1B1W
Until recently Boloochistan, outside
of Qiiettu, wns practically closed to
missionaries, but the British Government has now permitted the Medical
Mission to enter Kelnt -state, n country nearly as large us England, inhabited by several hundred thousand
Beloochas, Brahuis, Kurds and Pa-
Signals of Danger.—Have you lost
your appetite? Have ynu nn unpleasant taste in the mouth? Does your
head ache und have ynu dizziness? If
so, your stomnch -is out of order and
you need medicine. But ynu do not
like medicine. He that prefers sickness to medicine must suffer, but under the circumstances the wise man
would precure a box of Parmelee's
Vegetable Pills and Bpeedily get himself in health, and strive to keep so.
Bella—He fell in love with her
photograph, and uskod for the original.
Stella—What developed?
, Bella—She gave him the negative.
—Town Topics.
WANTED—Ladies to do plain and
light sewing at home, whoie or spare
time; good pay; work sent any distance; charges paid. Send stamp
for full particulars, National Manufacturing Co., Montreal.
each garment
is made to fit an
individual type of
After it is finished and
goes to the laundry for
its final washing, each
garment is tested on
models ranging from 12
to 50 inch bust measurement. Thus the size is
determined accurately.
And the size as nfiarked
is exact, and stay} so,
because Stanfield's Underwear can't shrink nor
Your dealer will likely have all
tir— and weights. If not, he can
get them for you. 13a
For Business Buildings
Tha only d-ssly. tha only fir.-p.ool
c.i!ina -ih. c-illngthst uyi Ih. Lit worn ds—..live —«uty,—the c^illnl thst show,
sa Mams- t'ti.1 will outlsil ihc ixjili—ills—
************** Colt   bo   *LY**%   thin   the x *************
common Mrt, bullookih:ice
uktuj.    Over 2,000 designs, to suit sny tt on-
of   --true.are.     S_»-w_ll«    lo   milca       Sf*
•ur -mw-m*   detifni—lothinf   like lKe.ii in
Cauda, either ia beauty « Miwly.
Requrat the fore book that th-ma the-whole
ceilini rrtory.    Seed for it to-day. HQ
The PEDLAR People ffiS
1! nrrcal
L'.utl -n
Wlsnlp g
Norses' & Mothers' Treasure
—most tellable medicine for baby.
Um- over 50 yean. Fim compounded
by Dr. P. E. Result in 1855.
Makes Baby Strong
Reatoret the lillle organ, lo perfect
ilerp,   with—<__
health.    Cm
r—ort loop
4        Aldnar
N.tioaal Dim«_C_wcalCo.Llj..'
i oral—■miii—mi
On. packat
haa actually
killed a buahal
of tilee.
IDc par packat, ar 8 aaakaSa t.r IBo.
will laat a whala *******.
(Established April 8,1899.)
Office : 2 -1 5 0 Westminster avonue.
English Office—30 Fleet street,
London, E. C, England Where a
file of "The Advocate" iB kept for
Mrs. R Whitney, Publisher.
Ralph S. Oummings, Manager.
(Subscription $1 a year   payable   in
8 oents a Oopy.
Tel. B1405.
Vancouver,   B. C, Dec. 14,  1907.
Important News Items ofthe
Dec. 7th.
Toronto.—The Council of the Ontario College of Pharmacy will ask
the Dominion Government to forbid the sale of cocaine except on an
order of a duly qualified physician.
It is claimed that people of New
York State, addicted to the cocaine
habit, come to Canada for a supply
because by the law of the State the
sale there is prohibited.
Washington.—The Republican National Committee to-day voted in
favor of Chicago being the city in
whicli the National convention will
be held on June 16th, 1908.
Dec. 8th.
Pietermaritzburg, Natal. — Dini-
zulu has surrendered to the authorities without resistance of any kind.
Dinizulu Is the Zulu King who
has been held responsible for the
threatening situation in Natal arising from the increasing boldness of
the natives, who of late have been
indulging In murder and other outrages.
Stockholm.—Oscar II., King of
Sweden, died at 9:10 o'clock this
morning. The death of the venerable
monarch occurred in the royal
apartments of the palace, where,
surrounded by the members of his
family, including the aged Queen,
Sophia, and the Crown Prince, Oscar
Gustave, and the high Ministers of
Dec. 9th.
Toronto.—Application has been
made by the City Council to the
Legislature for an amendment to
the municipal act to give married
women the right to vote at municipal elections. At present widows
and spinsters who own property can
vote, but women with husbands cannot.
Dec. 10th.
Kansas Cily.—Adolph Busch, millionaire brewer of St. Louis, is quoted in an Interview as saying he favored local option and partial Sunday
"I am in favor of local option,"
raid .Vi-. Buscll. "If a saloon is obnoxious to a community let it be
voted cut. As to Sunday closing I
have a plan that should meet with
universal approval. It ii this: Close
the saloon at midnight Saturday un-
til _: o'clock Sunday afternoon, and
V.-i i let thein open. This would
givo every one nn opportunity to go
tu chitrrh in the morning."
Dec. 11th.
Otta,wa,—Sir Wilfrid Laurier lias
promised consideration to the re-
n leat cf a deputation representing
the Toronto Board of Trade, who
0 ;ked for the appointment of two
business mon as Railway Commissioners, and tbat the fortnightly
steamship service between Canada
and the West Indies be made a weekly one,  In order that Canada  may
be   able to    increase   her   import
!>'____»» i_,Vi«
I. O. F.
There was a large attendance ai |
the meeting of Court Vancouver, Independent Order of Foresters, on
Monday evening, the main feature of
the session being the election of officers whicli resulted as follows:
Past Chief Ranger—A. Pengelly.
Chief Ranger—J. Menzies.
Vice-Chief Ranger—R. Grant.
Recording Secretary—M. J. Crehan.
Financial Secretary—Ralph S.
Treasurer—W. R. Owen.
Senior Woodward—W. W. Bur-
Junior Woodward—W. H. Flanagan.
Senior Beadle—N. K. Grose.
Junior Beadle—W. H. Taylor.
Court Deputy—W. H. DeBou.
Court Physician—Dr. W. D. Bxy-
Trustees—W. G. Taylor and W.
B. Skinner.
Finance Committee—W. H. DeBou and W. W. Burrougb.
Auditors—A. Pengelly and M. J.
Several applications for membership were received, and at the next
meeting there will be an initiation of
a large number of candidates according to the old style ceremony.
There were short addresses by High
Chief Ranger of B. C, Bro. E. H.
Murphy, Bros. McRae and N. Allan.
Busy Man's Magazine.
The Christmas number of The
Busy Mail's Magazine contains an
unusually large number of articles
bearing on Canada and the British
Empire. The stories, too, are Canadian in tone, (con.ributed, of
course, by Canadian writers). "A
Canadian Wit," is the title of a
bright sketch of Samuel Nordheim-
er. "Banking in Canada," is a short
resume, by a veteran banker, of the
banking system, during the past fifty
years. "The Former Rulers of the
Canadian West," a brief story of the
Hudson's Bay Company. "Training
of Canadian Farmers," illustrates
the good work that is being carried
on by James W. Robertson, principle of the Macdonald College, at Ste.
Anne de Eellevue, Quebec. "Creative Power of Advertising" should be
studied by every business man. Otlier articles of deep interest are:
"Trade Unions and Trusts," "What
I Found Out as a Business Girl,"
"Story of the Clarendon Press" and
"To Cut the Ocean in Two." A
half-dozen photographic illustrations
of "Meu of the Hour" add much to
The Advocate"
A Lazy Liver
Kay be only a tired liver, or a Btarved
liver. It would be a stupid as well as
savage thing to beat a weary or starved
man because ho lagged In his work. So
in treating the lagging, torpid liver it is
a groat mlstako to lash It with strong
drastic drugs. A torpid 'liver Is but an
Indication of an 111-nourished, enfeebled
body whoso organs arc weary with over
work. Start with the stomach and allied
organs of digestion and nutrition. Put
them ln working order and soo how
quickly your liver will becomo active.
Dr. Plerco's Golden Medical Discovery
has made many marvelous cures of "liver
trouble" by its wonderful control of tho
organs of digestion and nutrition. It restores the normal activity of tho stomach,
increases tho secretions of tho blood-making glands, clonuses tho system from poisonous accumulations, and so relievos tho
livor of tho burdens imposed upon it by
the defection or other organs.
If you bave bitter ur bad taste ln the morning, poor or (Variable awwtlte, coated tongue,
foul breath. coMtlpated or Irregular bowels,
feel weak, eas.ljt tired, appondont, frequent
headaches, pain \r dlstro—Hn " small of back."
enawlns or distressed teenm; In stomach,
perhaps nai_Ma.>hd»Jr>*Nti3Hj ■'"-lsl__rs" In
throat after eatlne. and ktn_<iSl symptoms
Of weak stomach and torpid llvsi. no medicine will rell^TB von more promptly or cure
•ynnWr. isftftnanently th«n -octor tierce's
GoTlen Medical D-Cuvcry. Perhaps only
a part of tbe above symptoms will be present
at ono time and yot point to torpid liver or
Mltousness and weak stomach. Avoid all
hot brood and blscuita. eridille cakes and
other Ind'TOUblo food anil take tbo "Golden
Medical Dbcoven'" iceula rljr and stick to Ua
uae until yoa r.ro vigor.nis anil stronK.
The " Dtocovery" ls non-secret, non-alcohol-. Is a glyceric extract of natlvo medicinal roots with n full Mit of Its Ingredients
printed onctu'.h bottle-wrapper and attest—1
nndsr oath. Ita Ingredients are endorsed
and extolled by the most eminent medical
writers of the sue and are reco_—ondefi lo
curf tho (list n»as for which lt Is advised.
Don't accept a substitute *d unknown
composltlov for this ncn-Hac.'.!; k:_t>ieiH_
t)¥ ftKOWN c.»;i".»r.: .XU.
THE BEER Without a Peer.
Brewed right here in Vancouver by men of years
and years and years experience, and a brewery whose
plant is the most perfect known to the Art of
Brewing. Is it any wonder that it has taken a place
in the hearts ofthe people which no other beer can
supplant ?    Doz., quarts $2. Doz., pints $ i.
Vancouver Breweries, Ltd,
Vancouver, B. C. Tel. 429
For Sale at all first-class Saloons, Liquor Stores and Hotels or
delivered to your honse.
Costs No Money
—to get our prices on ELECTRICAL FIXTURES, SHADES or other
ELECTRICAL SUPPLIES. We will be pleased to have you inspect
our stock.   We. have just received a very fine assortment ef—
Bronze Statues,       Electric Fixtures,
Reading Lamps,      Shades,   Etc.
If you dou't know what to give your Friend, Hnsband or Wifo for Xmas,
come and nsk us—we will tell you.
N. LANG & Co.
24-2 Westminster avenue.    Tel. AI474
the appearance of the magazine.
This is without doubt the strongest
number of the Busy Man's that has
yet appeared.
A meeting of the Ratepayers of the
district was held in the North Arm
School House on Saturday evenin;? Inst,
and another meetiug will be held at the
same place this Saturday evening. The
securing of electric lights, power, telephones aud the re-divisiou of the Muuicipality were tho questions discussed.
The proposed re-divisiou would commence at the Eraser river, keeping Poiut
(trey at the western boundary, up to
tho Wilson road, along tho Wilsou road
Buruaby boundary, down Burnaby
boundary to tho Fraser river, down the
Eraser river to poiut of commencement.
If this outline is adopted the Ratepayers
of this section claim thaj it will enable
i ho northern section to co-operate witli
Lot 8C1 and Hastiugs Townsite in securing a water system, electric lights,
street cars, etc., and would not receive
auy opposition in Its efforts to secure
the same from tlie section as outlined.
The applications for hotel licenses
have been withdrawn. One was from
Charles Schwnn for a hotel near the
North Arm Brewery and the other from
Charles House for a hotel at Sixteenth
and Westminster avenues.
The Provincial Government has put
100 men of the Unemployed Contingent
to work cleariug ancl opening np stroets
iu District Lot 301.
Tho fnnsral of E. Acton who uccideu
tally shot himself ou Saturday at his
place, on the North Arm road, will take
place this Saturday nfternoon at 2:30.
Deceased was a member of the I. O F.,
and A O. U. W.
A meeting of South Vancouver
ratepayers was held in the Grini-
mett Block, Seventh and Westminster avenues, on Saturday evening
last. An electoral union was organized and the following officers
elected: Hon. Pres., R. D. Rori-
son; Pres., D. W. Grimmett; Vice-
Pres., J. Farr; Sec, R. G. S. Anthony;  Treas., J. Wells.
Branch organizations will be organized in every ward of the municipality, and the main purpose of
the union will be to defeat the members of the present Council at the
next municipal election In January.
The Woman's Bakery have an ad.
in this issue, which announces they
will take orders for Xmas cakes,
etc. This popular business has
grown romarkably since starting two
years ago in a modeBt way ln a small
store. During the past year the
Owners were compelled to move into
larger quarters whore Increased facilities have been added to supply
fhe demand for the fine broad nnd
cakos nude hy U.:.   , '...nlar Lai:ci*/.
Local Advertising 10c a line oach issue.
Display Advertising $1.00 por inch
per month.
Notices for Church and Society Entertainments, Lectures, etc.,   where
will be charged for.
All  Advertisements aro  run rogularly
and charged for until ordered thoy
bo discontinued.
Transient   Advertizers. must  pay   in
Notices of Births, Marriages, and Deaths
published freo of charge.
List Your Property
with   Mrs. R. Whitney,  2450
Westminster avenue.
There  is n great demand for
vacant lots.
There i.s a great   demaud for
houses to rent.
Residential property is also in
groat demand.
List your property now.
Fine place on tho Eraser river, large
commodious house, tenuis court, fine
garden, frvit of all kinds. Ideal
country home.
Seven (7) lots on Westminster avenue. Cheap.
Beautiful new house in Fairview,
7 rooms, 50-ft.; price $5.150, cash $1,500.
Beautiful view of city.
Double-corn or, facing tho city.   For
quick sale, $3.000; terms.
I. O. F.
Court Vanconver 1828, Inder
Order of Foresters meets 2d m
Mondays of each mouth at 8 p. mi,
Oddfellows' Hall.
Visiting brethren always welcome.
Chief Ranoer— A. Pengelly.
Recording Secretary—M. J. Crehan/
337 Princessstreet, City;
Financial Secretary-—Ralph S. CunJ
mings. "Advocate" Ofiice, Mt. PleasafP
Mt. Pleasant
[, O. O. F.
Mt. Pleasant Lodge No. 1 fi meets ever
Tuesday at 8 p. m , in Oddfellows Hall \
Westmiustor avenue,  Mt. Pleasant.
Sojourning brethren cordially invited
to attend.
Noble Grand—Stanley Morrison.
Recording Secretary—F. TriinWa
Alexandra Hive No. 7, holds regul
Review  2d an., lth Tuesdays of eacbl
month in Knights  of  Pythias   Hall/
Westminster avenue.
Visiting Ladies always welcome.
Lady Commander—Mrs. N. Pettipiecfl
25 Teuth avenue, eesl.l
Lady Recorder Keeper—Mrs. Butchnrtjj
corner Eleventh and Mnuitobif
L. O. L.
Mt.    Pleasaut    L. O.   L.,|
No. 1842, meets the 1st and.
3d Thursday of each uiontll
at 8 p. m , in tho K, of 1|
All     visiting    Brethrerl
cordially welcome.
J. Martin. W. M.,
124 Ninth avenue, ea*(
Vancouver Council, No. 211a, mil
every 2d and 4th Thursdays of eil
month, in I. O. O. F., Hall, Wei
minster avenue.
Sojourniug  Friends alwnys welcc*
E. R. Flow-welling, Chief Connoilf
2642 Ontario stf
Mrs. O. G. Kinnie, Recorder
3-18 .Seventh  avenue, east.
Junction ot Westminste. road and Wcstm'
ster   avenue.       SERVICES    at    II    a. r,
and 7:80p.m.s Sunday Sohool at'2:30 \,
Rev.  Herbert  W.   Ploroy,  Pastor;  resilience
m Eleventh nvenue west.
Cornci Tenth avenue and Ontario s
SERVICES at lla.m., nml 7 P- m.;8u'
Seliool nnd Blhle Class 2:30 p.m. Rev.
Westman, Pastor.
""■arsoniuso 128 Eleventh uveune, west. T
■ hone 111''in.
Corner Ninth avenue anil Qu'ibec str.
SERVICES at 11 n.-.,and7:30p.—.; Sun
School at2:80 p. in.
Sr Michael s, (Anglican;.
Comer Ninth   avenue anil Prime Edw
Btreet. SERVICES at lla.m., niul7:30 p.
HolyCom—union 1st mitt 3d Sundays in cue
month niter morning prayer, 2d ami lth s
lays at 8 a. m.   Sunday  School  at 2:80 p
Rev.Is. tl. Wilson, Rector.
Rector? corner Eighth eve. and Pri
Edward street; Telephone B17'_9.
Advent Christian l.'hnri'li, Seventh ave
near Westminster avenue, Kev. Cha
Kltttodge, Pastor! Resilience, 87 Fourte
uveune west. SERVICES:!! a.m. and 7:31
every Suuday; Sunday Seliool 10 a.
Loyal Workers 0:48 p. m, Prayer 51ee
Wednesday evening at ti p, m.
Reorganized Ohusoh of .tesus Ch
ol Latter Day Saints, 2ii2"i Westminster
nuo. Sorvteesat 8 o'clock every Sunday
ningby Elder.1. S. Rniuey; Sunday Solum'
7 o'clock. Prayer-meeting every Wcdnes
evenii:_;iil8 o'clock.
I  '
Inducements in
TC a well-dressed woman more than hnlf the value of a Fur
Garment is to know that she has pnrohnsed, it from reliable
Furriers, "ho stand back of the purchase witlrn guarantee as
to the quality of tho skins and the thoroughness of the workmanship. In selecting the Furs for this store we decided not to
curry a skin or garment that would not. stand tin test of the most
critical examination, We intend to step into the load as Furriers
iu this oity, and mark our word, yon will be disappointed if yon
purchase a i.ingle Fur pieco without first inspecting our exhibit
aud getting prices.
Prices from $1.00   to $30.GO
The sequel to this uorativo is the new high wrier mark we shall
establish in the selling of Furs, and the coutitlera number of
friends we are bound to mako with tho value.- ottered,
L. O.  T. M.
Alexandra Hive No. 7, L. 0. T. M.,
elected Officers for the ensuing year, at
the regular meeting on Tuesday evening. There was a good attendance,
and Deputy Supreme Commander, Mrs.
Janet O Kemp was present, explaining
the new laws and assisting iu the exercises.
Lady Commander Pottipioce was reelected by acclamation, aud much
hearty applause followed her olection.
Tho officers olooted for 1908, uro:
Lady Commander—Mrs. N.Pettipiece.
Lieut. Commi'.nil'.'r—-Mrs. Mills.
Recorder Keeper—Mrs. A. Hoffar.
Finance Keeper—Mrs. Foote.
Sargeut—Mrs. Dalzell.
Mistross-at-Arms—.Mrs. Wilson.
Chaplain—Mrs. Drnuey.
Sentinel—Mrs. Ellis.
Piket—Mrs. Robertson.
Past Commander—Mrs. Fitch.
Deputy Supremo Commander, Mrs.
Janet C. Kemp, has attended and
assisted at the election of the four local
.Hives of the L. O. T. M. this week, aud
on Thnrsday oveumg organized Lonsdale Hive at North Vancouver.
Lady Commander, Mrs. Pettipiece; Mrs
Budlong and Mrs. Skinner assisted Commander Kemp in organizing the new
The death occurred on Saturday
last of Mrs. Mary Edith Casselman,
at Carmel-by-the-Sea, California.
The deceased was the wife of B. F.
Casselman, formerly a well known
resident of Rossland and also New
Westminster. Mrs. Casselman was
the daughter of Dr. H. D. aud Mrs.
Burritt. Besides the husband, two
sons and parents, three sisters are
left to mourn her loss: Mrs. W. W.
B. Anderson, Mrs. J. P. Ninghtingale
and Mrs. H. T. Devine. The remains were brought to Mt. Pleasant
and the funeral was attended by a
large number of sorrowing ff-iends
on Friday the 18th, at 2:30 p m., Tl/e
services wero conducted by Rov. Mr.
Bnrraclough of New Westminster- ahd
Rov.Dr Robsou assisted by Dr. Sipprell,
Rev. A. E, Hetheriugton and Rov. J. P.
Westmau. Mrs Terry berry sang
"Saved by Grace," a favorite hymn of
the deceasod. The pallbearers were:
H L. Burritt, W. J. Kerfoot, R. H.
Duke, G. L. Alien, G. T. White and
A. J. Pride, all old friends of tho do-
ceased. Flowers from Vancouver autl
Culiforuia friends covered tho handsome
casket. Mrs. Casselman was beloved
by all who knew her for her beautiful
Christian character.
The Ladywaro Co., Ltd., 410 Hastings street west, are having a sale
of furs which is attracting wise buyers. Prices to suit overy purse, from
$1 to $30. Nothing nicer for an
Xmas present. Read advertisement
on  4th page.
Wm. Stanley Co. have added a
fine lot of toys, Xmas cards and
novelties to their stock and are offering beautiful presents at prices
to compete with any dealers In the
same line.
The N. Lang Company have a
beautiful display of electrical goods
suitable for Xmas presents, such as
reading lamps, shades, bronze statue
lamps. Mt. Pleasant's Electrical
Store ls as fine a one in its line as
is to be fouud in Vancouver and
local residents should give this place
a call when out Christmas shopping.
$4*300, J_ cash—will buy
44-ft. front on
Westminster ave.
Good business property.
An J800 payment secures 1411x305 feot,
(lacre). 5-room honso, orchard and
other cuiiveuieuees near tho Ebnrue-
Wostmiu'fer Tramlin. A *i'00 payments seonrefl a splendid 'x.-acre.
6-Aei'is first-class laud ou Mivgeo
road, $2,000.
284-ft. front, by 100 feet, near West-
miuster avenue, $1(1.500.
2150 Westminster avenne.
I*lrs. R.  Whitney
"Advooate" Offlce.
E ******* tjfatfe tf***** ******
ttia alaaia *Ja*la ******
year almost every one yon meet is
striving to practice Economy.
Some of the Grooers have been advO'
eating it very strongly.
Let us just odd a word.
Practioe Economy by saving your
carfare. Do uot go away down town
thrdugh tho rain and mud to buy what
you may buy for the samo prioe, (and in
some cases for less), right here on
Mt. Pleasant.
BUTTER, |1.00. Guaranteed
as good aB any in the pity at
the price
3-_ tin TETLEY'S TEA, 90o
—jnst a little better value than
any other Tea in Vancouver.
2 pkgs CURRANTS, 25c.
Remember these are not 12-oz.
pkgs., we guarantee 10-oz. of
Fruit in every package,
2 pkgs RAISINS for 25o. These
are the same weight as the
Currants, fresh, clean and
reliable in every respect.
3-lb pail   PURE  LARD  75c.
Fancy No. 1 HAMS, 17c a Lb.
Good Eastern EGGS 85c a doz.
2 tins CONDENSED MILK, 25c
No. 1 Hard Wheat   FLOUR,
$1.75 a sack.
Large  tin   of   Bright   Light
'BIG THREE" Shoe Polish 5c
Pint Bottle "Very Best" Stovepipe Enamel 15o
If you are houett with yourself nud
us, we think, you must admit that from
au Economical Point of View the above
prices compare favorably with anything
in Vaucouver.
Don't forget
thnt we curry Staple
lines of CROCKERY, also FANCY
CHINA and GLASSWARE-suitable
for Christmas presents.
Pure Food Grocers
244-246 Nsi-ih Ave., E.
Phone 914. Mt. Pleasaut.
The porsistent advertlzer is the p.iap
who wins out The "occasional" nd
Isn't really a very trood biiMuossp-.'101'--
For Cut-flowers of choicest
varieties, Wemjis-o Boqukts
and Funeral Desi-NS a specialty, also fine specimens in
Pot Plants. Prices Moderate,
Tako Kith Ave. car, (direct to Nursery),
and see oue of the finest kept Nurseries
iu the province.
Nursery  & Greenhouses,   cornor of
Fifteenth nud Westmiuster avenues.
Telephoue n219fi.
Cut-flowers given oncc-a-week to the General
Royal Crown
the Best in tiik World. Drop
ns a post card asking for a
Catalogue of Premiums to be
had frpo for Royal Crown
Soap Wrappers.
Mt. Pleasant L. O. L. No. 1842
will hold its annual election of officers on Thursday evening next.
Every member of the lodge ,,_ice"4
take something good to eat, and after
the officers are elected a fine spread
of good things to eat will finish up
the evening's business.
OrderB taken for nil kinds of Commercial Printing at "The Advocate"
Subscribers aro requested to repor
any carelessness in the delivery of this
Mrs. Mary McDonald was burned
to death on Tuesday evening. The
house occupied by Mr. and Mrs. McDonald, 1522 Westminster avenue,
near the bridge, caught fire and the
interior was well burnt out. The
body of the woman was found near
the door and was almost unrecognizable. The husband, Colin McDonald, was in an intoxicated state and
was taken to jail. Both have been
old-time residents in the city, and
the dead woman was over 50 years
of age.
Before starting on a shopping tour
look over the advertisements in the
There is a fine display of green
and flowering plants at Chas. Keeler's nursery, corner of Fifteenth and
Westminster • avenues, very suitable
for Xmas decorations. Mr. Keeler
has arranged a novel flower basket
which should catch the fancy of
most every one. In the centre of the
basket is a pretty green plant and
all around this is arranged various
plants all in blossom, the effect being very pretty. These baskets are
suitable for table decoration. Take
a trip to Keeler's for your Xmas
flowers of all kinds.
FOR RENT.—A fine corner store;
ready for occupancy iu a short time.
Apply to W. D. Muir, 131 Eighth ave. E,
Mr. W. R. Owen will in all probability be a candidate for Alderman in Ward V at the forthcoming
election. Mr. Owen's many friends
have been trying for several years
to get him to run, but business reasons have kept him from taking up
the duties an Alderman has to perform on committees as well as in the
Council, but this coming year he
will probably be freer to take up
the aldermanic proposition. There
is every probability of ex-Alderman
J. Morton coming out; then there is
the annual candidate, Mr. Perry,
who may try again. Mr. H. H.
Stevens of the Moral Reform Association will be a candidate. Both of
our present Aldermen, Dr. W. D.
Brydone-Jack and Mr. R. Mills, will
also stand for re-election.
Advertize in the "Advocate.'
The popular King's Market has an
interesting announcement in this
issue of "Tho Advocate" which all
housekeepers should read. The
Xmas turkeys this year will be the
finest yet and that is saying a lot
for this excellent market. Manager
McMullen is one Mt. Pleasant's most
genial business men aud will give
all orders prompt attention.
FINE LOTS in South Vancouver:
$50.00 cash; price 8150.00. Mrs, R.
Whitney, 2450 Westmiuster avenue.
E. & J. HARDV & CO.
Company,  Financial,  Press and
Advertisers' Auents.
30. Fleet St., London,  E. O, England;
Colonial Business a Specialty.
$190 Fer Year.   Single Copy, 10 Gts.
SAr-P-S" Copy Frke.
The Store of
Argyle House £ffii-
why this store is the best to bny your XMAS GIFTS at: Is because
you have a larger assortment to choose from, and you do pay loss for
goods generally in this store, because our turnover is muoh quicker and
we have less expense in running the business.
The good taste displayed in selecting Fancy Neckwear, Belts, Bags,
etc., results in onr having the broadest and best stook of these in the oity.
VISIT THIS STORE before making your purchases.
139 Hastings street east.   Between Columbia and Westminster ave.
The Standard of Excellence
No well-appointed table is complete without a goodly array of
Cut Glass.
Salad Bowls,
Olive Dishes,
Water Juos & Tumblers,
Celery Dishes,
Fruit Bowls.
We are the sole Vancouver
Representatives for the Libbey
Cut Glass products—the finest
in America.
Pearl Handle \\
A charming accompnuiment jl
to the  other   fine  appoint- XS
ments of the dinner table. St\
Pearl Handle Dinner KnivesB
Desert Knives and Forks, yT
Fish Knives antl Forks, .^
Carving Sets, ^m
Flsii Servers, ex. B
Fruit Knife Sets. V
Imported direct from tho stand- $$
nrd Cutlery Manufacturers in ■
the Old Country. \T
The Store of Quantity, Quality and
Surprisingly Low Prices.
GEO. E. TROREY, Managing Director.
Corner of Hastings and Granville streets.
11 BEItTJ BOW*".
siv JftTH ,'.:•,..   | ... vr.»m
—"The Advocate" is always pleased
to receive from i*.s renders any items of
local interest such as notices of people
visiting on Mt. Pleasant or of local
residents visiting outside points, all
social affairs, church aud lodge uews,
births, mnrriasres, etc.
I like to read advertisements. They
are in themselves literature; and I
can gauge the prosperity of the country by their very appearance."—William E. Gladstone.
New 0-room cottage on Teuth avenuej
Cash $1,250, balance easy terms
Mrs. R. Whituey, "Advoeiite" Ofiice.
DO IT NOW I—If not I'lready a Sub
seriber to "The Advocate" become one
uow.   Only ijl for 12 months.
"The Advocate"
$1 a yoar; 50o for 0 months
Advertise in "The Advooate,"
Trade Marks.
Copyriohts Ac.
Anyone sondttn. n Bhftlob and den-Tint Ion rniiy
qniokly ascertain owr opinion free whether at.
Invent,on In proh.-tlily piitcntabl— Cunniinilfrt-
lifjtisMtrlctlyiyinililentlril. Handbook on I'ttteut.
briil fn-ii. 0Mt>.st imemy for Becurlnp patents.
Putqntd tr.kcn tlinr.i/h Mann & Cu. receive
fprciat nottee, without chnrvo, in tlio
Scientific American.
A hnnd--imply DlultfUtC-. weekly. Ij-ry-'yt clr-
CUlntlon ot nny urientltli Jounmt 'i'ernia. (3 b
yi-nr; four month-, *L SoMbyull ncwtuiohter--
MOWN S Co.33iB"ad*™» New York
Branch Olllcu. «fi F St, Wmhlumon. D. a
Young Peoples Societies.
Loyal Workers of Christian Endenvei r
meet at IS minntes to 7, every Sniuii"  f
evening in  Adveut Christian  Cher' I   i
Seventh nveuue, ncrr Wt'.-:tm'i ;.ve.
Epworth   Leigne of   Mt.    PleaninJ t
Metho'li'-t Ohnreh meots at E p. in.
3. Y.P. Ui, meets in  Mt.  Mian
Baptist Church at M p, m.
Tlio Y. P. S. O, E., meets at 8 p. n
i'i Mt. li 'i-.asaut Presbyterian Chnffr ^
vocote $1
for i 2 Months, _-_-_________■■_.
The vcrv finest linen,
properly sii nmken and made
specially for us, is used for the
facing of the "Aspen" — the
collar here illustrated, 20c. each,
3 for 50c. Sizes 14 to 18;
heights 2% and 2% inches.    13
Largest  Kansas Tree
The largest known tree in Kansas
was felled u. couple of weeks ago on
the Ben Wilson ranch near Williamstown. It was a Cottonwood and was
^purchased from Mr. Wilson by the
Topeka barrel and box factory, and
four and one-half days were consumed by two men in cutting it down.
Sixteen strong horses were required
to draw each Of the three sections,
which were twelve feet long, to the
railroad. It measured 23 feet 6 inches
in diameter. The body was sound.
and when sawed made 3,500 feet of
first-class lumber and about the same
amount of second-class. The machinery of the factory was inadequate to
handle such a monster and dynamite
was finally used as a last resort, and
it was torn in three pieces, when no
trouble was experienced in working it
'.up.—Kansas City Journal...
There can be a difieie.tce oi opinion
on most subjects, but tliere is only
one opinion as to the reliability of
Mother Graves' Worm Exterminator.
It is safe, sure and effectual.
The New Jersey farmer sal  rending   Mr \ I     I |J¥|r    1 jl    I A K F   I |
a newspaper a day or two ago.   When   a***** *    * ■■»•■•   * w    * ******  1 ■
'ie had finished reading the account of
the trip of the ox team, from ocean
to ocean, and the excitement its np-
leanince caused in Broadway, he
laughed uproariously.
"Them New York City folks like to
puff themselves up," he said to his
wife. "There, now, what countryman
would  ever  block  up  a  street,  oven
Tells You How to Overcome Rheumatism With Simple  Recipe, Which
Is Easily Mixed.
A well-known authority on Rheumatism give.-! the readers of a large
right here in Hohekus, to stand and Montreal dailv paper the following
jap at an ordinary ox team? Pears valuable, yet'simple and harmless
to me those city hod es better keep prescription, which any one can e'as-
quiet when we farmer people go over ji- prepare at home,
there to see the Bights. We stand and I Fluid Extract Dandelion, one-half
look in surprise at their big buildings 1 ounce. Compound Kargon, one ounce;
but we dont block up no street «""k- j Compound Syrup Sarsaparilla, three
in  at ordinary ox teams. —New tork!
Law  and  Humor
French military law presents some
diverting contrasts of rigor and extreme indulgence. An illustration of
the latter tendency may now be witnessed at the barracks oi Rostolan,
near Aix, in Province, where a soldier
named    Traverse,    who    deserted  in
1,898, has just presented himself, with
a wife and five children, to surrender,  The pain and swelling, if any, dimin-
Mix by Blinking well in a bottle, and
tako a teaspoonful "after each meal
and  at bedtime.
He states that the ingredients can
be obtained from any good prescription pharmacy at small cost, and, being a vegetable extraction, are harmless to take.
Tliis pleasant mixture, if taken regularly for a few days, is said to over
come almost any case of rheumatism.
expecting to benefit himself by an
amnesty law. As he is yet too young
to benefit by this law, he is being kept
in comfortable quarters, with his family, who are furnished by the officers
with all the good things of life, including school for the children, until
their father's thirtieth birthday shall
send them away not altogether rejoicing.—London Glebe.
The French War Department is engaged in making out lists of motor
vehicles which may be regarded as
available in case of war.    The auto-
unobiles are divided into three classes,
according to the carrying capacity.
The  census  includes, the  public-ser-
?,'ice vehicles.
Why She Worried
A 1 itly carrying a little dog in her
arms was riding in a 'bus that went
along Park Lane. All the way up she
worried the conductor to know whether they had eome to No.  , mentioning a house nenrly at the top.
When they reached the number the
lonductor stopped the 'bus thinking
the lady wished to alight there. Instead of doing this, however, she went
to the door of the 'bus, and, holding
up the dog, said:
"Look, Fido; that's where your
mother was born!"—N. P. C. in Illustrated Bits.
ishes with each dose, until permanent
results are obtained, and without injuring the stomach. While there are
many so called Rheumatism remedies,
pnteut medicines, etc., some of which
do give relief, few really give permanent results, and the above will, no
doubt, be greatly appreciated by many
,suffereis here at this time.
Inquiry at the drug stores of this
neighborhood elicits the information
that these drugs are harmless and can
be bought separately, or the druggists
here will mix the prescription foi' our
readers if asked to.
Wlrs. Chas. F. Haley Restored by Dr.
Williams'  Pink  Pills
""I was utterly he'pless with sciati-
•3a. I could not move in bed wHhout
•aid. Doctors treated me, but I did
•not improve. I used Dr. Williams'
Pink Pills and to-day um a well woman." This tribute to the merits of
Dr. Williams' Pink Pills is made by
Mrs. Chas. F. Ha'ey of Yarmouth,
N. S. Two years ago she suffered most
severely from an attack of sciatica,
••and for a number of months was an
invalid confined to - er bed. She fur-
■ther states: "It is impossible for me
to describe tlie pain from which I
suffered. I endeavored to continue
imy (profession ns a music teacher, but
■was forced to eve it up. The doctor
said the trouble was sciatica, but his
treatment did not help me. I could
Bcarcely take a step without the most
acute pain shooting through my hack
- ._nd down the limb.    Finally I took
J to _ny bed and lay there perfectly
KeriResB, and could not move without
iiid. 'The pain was never absent.
I consulted another doctor, but
with no better results, and I began to
1   -rink \l wouW always be n suiferer.
**5&RB Buy & friend who was in to see
me asked why I did not take Dr. Williams' Pink Pills, and on her advice
I decided to do so. The result was
foeyond my most hopeful expectations.
.'■SSL "the pains and aches disappeared
■■•and I have never since been troubled
with sciatica. I have no hesitation
in recommending Jr. Williams' Pink
Fills for the trouble from wliich I
When the blood is poor the nerves
—re starved, then comes the agony of
sciat'ea. neuralgia, or perhaps pnr-
—al paralysis. Dr. Williams' Pink
Pills actually make new, rich, red
I blood, whicli feeds the starved nerves,
■drives out pain and restores health.
It  is   because  these    pills    actually
Everything Got In
The old reporter guzed raptly into
the infinite abyss of heaven, where
innumerable worlds swung in their
appointed orbits.
"Wonderful," he murmured.
"You have a poetic soul," said the
fair maiden at his side. "Of what do
you think when you gaze at the
myriad celestial  lights."
"The miracle," he answered, "that
inot a single one of 'em is crowded
out by lack of space."
He sighed profoundly.— Cleaveland
An American and a Scotchman were
speaking about the intense cold in the
l.orth of Scotland, "why, it's nothing
at all compared to the cold we have
in the States," said the Americnn. "I
can recollect one winter when a sheep
jumping from a hillock into a field,
became suddenly frozen on the way
and stuck in the air IiKe a mass of
"But," exclaimed the Scotsman,
"the law of gravity wouldn't allow
"We don't do things hy halves at
home," replied the other." "The law
of gravity was  frozen,  too!"
Remedy Canadian Money Market and
Build  Up  Home   Industries
There is no use of denying that Co.,given below:
there is a scarcity of money in Canada. The enormous development
everywhere manifest in the Dominion
is calling 'or more-money than the
banks ean supply.
All over Canada a general sentiment is springing up whicll, if encouraged, will *end largely to remedy
the situation. Canndians should favor Canadian-made goods. This will
not only result in keeping our money
at home, but will at the same time
build up home manufacturing and
hasten the day when Canada, like
the United States, can boost of being,
if necessary, entirely independent of
all other countries. Our governments as well as our people should
think seriously on this subject before
placing contracts for either -material,
manufactured goods or labor.
When the doctor arrived at his
house he found his patient in a comatose condition, whicll made necessary
several hours of restorative labor.
"Now, how did this happen?" he demanded of the wife when the trouble
was over. "Did you give him the
powder I left?"
"Yes, sir."
"As much as would go on a dime—
and no more?"
"Yes, sir. That is, we couldn't find |
a dime, so I shook a nickel and five j
pennies out of Willie's bank and gave j
him just what they would carry."
"It's luekv the niekle was there, so
that you didn't have to use five more
coppers," remarked the doctor dryly
Mr. AlfredPleau, an expert machinist, /;j St. "John St., Quebec City, Can.,
writes a letter to the Peruna Drug Mfg.
Attack   Anti-clerical  )Pocketbooks
The announcement that tiie Pope
has forbidden this year's pilgrimages
to Rome will cause a good deal of
vexation among pious Catholics. It
appears that the reason for this step
is due to the manner in whi-b the
shopkeepers of the capital have been
assisting of late the anti-clerical
movement. By way of bringing this
class to their senses, therefore, the
Pope hns decided to touch their pockets.-London Globe.
The poosebone prophets are beginning to get in their work. One of them
has doped it out that this coining winter will be similar to that of two years
ago when there wasn't any snow until
well along 'nto Springtime. Another
man just as learned as the other soys
it is going to be n regular old-timer,
with a big storm Oct. 31, ar.r six or
eight fal's of snow every week until
the middle of next April.—Bangor
tmake net* lilood that they cure such i.
A teacher in a North Carolina school
recently asked the pupils of the
seventh grade to sketch the events
surrounding Julius Caesar's death. A
boy in the class wrote as follows:—
"Caesar was killed by the ides of
March.    Somebody  told  liim  he had
common ailments as rheumatism,
anaemia, backaches and headaches,
heart palpitation, indigestion and the
painful irregularities of growing girls
and women. You cnn get Dr. Williams' Pink Pills from any medicine
dealer or by mail at 60 cents a box
or six boxes for $2.00 from the Dr.
Williams' Medicine Co., Brockville
Her watch
teh out for the ides, but he
Some persons have periodical attacks of Canndian cholera, and have
to use great precautions to avoid the
disease. Change of water, cooking
and green fruit, is sure to bring on
the attacks. To such persons we
would recommend Dr. J. D. Kel-
logg's Dvsentry Cordial ns being the
best medicine in the market for nil
S——mer complaints. If a few drops
nre taken in water when the symptoms are not'eed no further trouble
will   be  experienced.
"Whnt does vour father dr, to earn
his living?" asked a New York pnn-
cinnl of a pupil who was being ad-
"Plensp, ma'nm he dee=n't live with
us' mnrnma supports nie."
"W"ll, then, bow does your mother
.""i her living'"
"She cetu nnirl for sta'-inrs nwnv
from papa," replied the child, artlessly.
Minard's Liniment Relieves Neuralgia
"Silence is golden," remarked the
party  with  the  quotation  habit.
"Perhaps it is," rejoined the contrary mun, "but a dentist has never
yet been able to fill teeth with it."
Milking  a  Bicycle
"Don't you want to buy a. bicycle
Ilo ride around your farm on?" asked
the liar-wine clerk, us he was wrapping up the nails. "They're cheap
now. 1 can let you have a first-Ciass
one for $35."
,   "I'd rather put $35 in a cow," replied the farmer.
"But think," persisted the e'erk,
"how foolish you'd look riding around
tpwii On a cow."
"Oh, I don't know." snid the farmer, stroking his eliin; "no more
foolish than I would milking a bicycle."
"Two years ago, an accident necessitated my confinement ior several
weeks. The good health I had enjoyed wns slipping nway and there developed a complication of diseases. My
physician said my case was one of
general debility.
"Among the many ailments which
developed was a serious attack of catarrh, which annoved me considerably
and kent me awake whole nights.
"I decided to give Ppruna a trial
and soon found it acting ns n wonderful tonic to mv s"stem. The catarrh
grew less severe and shortlv afterward
disappeared, ns did also the various
other ninladies.
"I attribute mv prompt relief and
"'timate cire entirely to the use of
Perunn and gladly recommend it."
Complimentary .
Joe—Yer don't see men like my
fodder every day.
Bill—No; they ouly comes out at
night.—Chicago Daily News.
all hard. soft or calloused lumps and
blemishes from horses, blood spavin,
curbs, splints, ringbone, Bweeney, stifles,
sprains, sore and swollen throat, coughs,
etc. Save $50 by use of one bottie. Warranted the most wonderful Blemish Cure
ever known.
The native women of Ecuador are
so used to strong heat and light that
they even do their spinning out of
doors in the blazing sun.
A plan for the construction of n
tramway line at Peking, elaborated
by a Japanese, has been presented to
the Bureau ol Foreign Affairs by the
Japanese Minister cf Peking. He demands a monopoly of ten years, after
whicli the concern may b,> bought by
snid he wasn't afraid of them. One
morning when he was going along the
street a man said to liim, the ides are
here. And Caesar said, but tbey ain't
all here. Then he went in the Pen-
ate House, and the ides were over in
one corner. Directly one of them run
up and stuck his dagger in Caesar's
back, and then all the other ides stuck
their daggers in him, and he fell over
and  died."—Harper's  Magazine.
Do Not Delay.—When, through debilitated digestive organs, poison finds
its way into the blood, the prime consideration is to get the poison out as
rapidly and as thoroughly ns possible.
Delay may mean disaster. Parmelee's
Vegetable Pills will be found n most
valuable nnd effective medicine to assail the intruder with. They never
tail. They go at once to the seat of
the trouble and work a permanent
"Jenkins," said the city editor to
the new reporter, "go out and seo
whnt you can get on tliis. The people
ore important and it ought to make
n good story."
The now reporter was given n slip
that bore the following title of a suit
ii#he Circuit Court the day before.
"J. H. Hanford vs. George Lenient;
bill to remove cloud."
Jenkins left the offlce nml was gone
two hours or more. He returned finnlly with a hesitating step and reported:    "Nothin' to it."
"Where did you go?" the city editor
"I went up to the weather office nnd
the man there said the cloud I was
looking for was over t.hf court-house.
I think he wss trying to kid me."—
Caddie (to golfer who bad been lifting the turf all the way round the
course)—You'll be a stranger to these
parts,  I suppose.
Golfer—Well, not exactly a stranger,
1 was born here, and all my folks nre
buried  hereabout.
Caddie' (as the golfer lifts another
piece of turf with his driver)—I doot
you'll no get deep enough with your
driver; you'd better tak'.your iron.—
The Nile „i .»-.
Writing from Cairo, Consul-Gefiernl
L. M. ladings states that the letting
of Niie water on the lands in previous
years took place on Aug. 27. but that
it will be a "poor Nile" this year,
owing to lighter rains in Abyssinia
and the upper Nile country. It is not
expected that this will mnke much
difference with Egyptian crops, however, owing to the storage of water at
Assouan and by the Esneh, the Delta,
and the Zible barrage. The area of
land in upper Egypt, which will get
no water (called Shuraki) and will
therefore pay no tax will be considerable anil slightly eut down tlie
revenue of the State. There will also
be extra trouble and expense in handling the hnsin water.—Daily Consular
and  Trade  Reports.
Minard's Liniment Cures Dundrurt.
W.   N.    U.    No.   660
said Mr.
"Yon nre a millionaire,
Dustin Stax.
"T nm." answered the young man
with  matrimonial  intentions.
"Then it is needless to ask if you
can support my daughter in the style
to which she has been accustomed."
"I dr.n't know." was the thoughtful
reminder.    "Does  she    plav
whist?"—Pittsburg Despatch.
The Life nf Trees
Brazilian cocoanut palms live from
600 to 700 years, and the Arabs assert
that the date palm frequently reaches
the oge of 200 to 300 years, says the
Dundee Advertiser. Wallan's oak.
near Paisley, Scotland, is known to
be over 700 years old, and there are
eight olive trees on the Mount of
Olives near Jerusaleum, which are
Known to have been flourishing in
1090. The yews at Fountain's Abbey,
Yorkshire, were old trees when, ill
1132. the abbey was built, and a redwood in Mariposa Grove, California,
is a manifold cpntennrian. Baobab
trees of Africa have been computed
to be over five thousand years old.
and the deciduous cypress at Chapul-
tepeo is considered to be of still great-1
o.' age. Humboldt said that the Dracaena Draco at Orotava. on Teneriffe. I
bridge was one of the oldest inhabitants of I
the earth.
John FelStead, a builder, of 312 Wilton Avenue, Toronto, was working on
a. temporary scaffold, the plank broke
and he fel' thiough. He received several severe cuts on the leg, a bruised
knee, and a thorough .shaking. Zam-
Buk. the herbal balm, was applied to
the cuts ond gave him great relief.
He says:
"Zam-Buk was so effective that although mv leg was badly cut, I was
able to go on without a day's break
from work. Zam-Buk takes the serenes? out of a wound nt once and then
it commences to heal. It is without
doubt a wonderful balm for skin injuries, and I am glad to make this
virtue known."
Zam-Buk is a sure and speedy cure
for cuts, bruises, and all skin diseases. At all stores and druggists,
50c. box, or The Zam-Buk Co., Toronto, 3 boxes for $1.25.
How the Amesr A-nuses Himself
The Ameer of Afghanistan finds his
chief amusement in cooking, and io
said to be a better chef than those in
hip palace kitchens. He li fond of
tennis and cricket, takes a great interest in the mag.c lantern, and has
a good knowledge of mechanical work,
gained fron the Cabul factories, where
between four and five thousand men
are emploved in the manufacture of
arms, cartridges, harness, soap, furniture, etc.
Baud less Regiments. 1
Military music in the French army
ls getting into n very low condition.
The two years' service system hit the,
regimental bands very hard ln taking
iiwuy from them one-half of their
strength every year. Efiielent bandmasters, however, and hard work'
might hiive counteracted this, but now
the sir ply of hand musters is threatened. These were provided b.v means of
numtnl competitions nmong army
bandsmen for positions of master and
assistant master, but for two years
ir v these examinations have not been
In-ill. ami already tliere are more than
fifty regiments which, whatever they
may have in the way of u band, have
certainly no recognized bandmaster.!
The animal competitions used. It appears, to lie conducted liy the Conservatoire, which since 1000 has made one
p!e;i or another for neglecting them.— ;
London Globe
Blati!—ilrtls 1,, powe.Tni Ju—nles 'at
wasps. A blackbird will stand coolly
b.v the side ol" a wiirps' nest and deliberately tear II to pieces to get at the
larvae, apparently earing not In the
least for the swarms of angry Insects
Hying around.
G-irnet   and   Topaz.
The deterioration of the garnet and
topaz Is much more rapid than that of
the ruby, but It lakes a different form.
While the gurnet becomes lighter, the
topaz turns cloudy and dull and loses
all its brightness-.
It is a waate of hard earned money to buy paper bags, even at
ridiculous discounts, if they are not serv...cable.
Are  manufactured  from strong manilla paper and
Ask your dealer for them and accept- no others.   Each bag has the
initial "E."
"Always—Everywhere in Canada—Use   Eddy's   Matches."
I *
B. THOMAS CAT strolled along
the garden wall, gaily twisting
his whiskers and purring as he
■ Suddenly he stopped. Peering
through a crack ln the wall, he saw an
open apace within, where sat a little
mouse counting out her money.
Mr. Thomas politely scratched on the
■„   "Who's without?"  squeaked a frightened llttle mousle.
"TU  I,   Mr.   Thomas  Cat; have   no'.
fear," said her visitor In his most honeyed purr.
"And what do you wantV' came (rom
Mr. Thomas Cat gallantly removed
his hat. "Oh, Miss Mousle," sighed he,
"I have long wished to tell you how
much I love you. But I'm so timid
that I really haven't dared address you
before. Even now I wonder at my
courage ln thus proclaiming my vows.
Oh, tell me that you will be my own
llttle wife!"
Miss Mousle,flattered, chatted through
the chink with her visitor. Mr. Thomas
was so handsome and polite and affectionate that at last she consented to
marry him.
Forthwith the two sought the Owl
and were married ln great splendor.
"Now," said Mr. Thomas,  "we  must
Delated Ifentr
TMMY'S father was an artist,
and sometimes he was very,
very unsuccessful In selling his
paintings. Why people wanted to. be
artists, when it was much nicer to be
a policeman or u soldier, Tommy
* .     couldn't see.
Hard   times   often   came   upon    the
family—times   when   they  hud   hardly
|        enough   to   eut.     lt   was    on    one   of
|   .    these   occasions   thut   the    rent    tame
"Well, sir." Tommy heard the hardhearted landlord teil his father, In
the next room, VI must ask you
ilther to pay your rent or leave."
"But 1 will huve the money ln a few
dnys,"  protested Tommy's father.
"No matter; I won't wait." And
with these words' the landlord slammed the door and clattered down the
"Money Is good for nothing hut to
pay bills," thought Tommy, "and
when the bills are more than your
money, then you get poor."
"1 wonder lf that old landlord has
many bills?" he rellected.
All at once he started up. "I'm going to make hirn have bills; he
oughtn't to talk to my father the
way he did.   It'll serve him right."-_>
Runnlpg to the phone. Tommy telephoned to the grocer, the baker, the
tailor, the druggist and ever so
many more to bring all sorts of
thing?—"'cause Mr. Brown wants'em
in a hurry."
The landlord, Mr. Brown, was as-
* Initialled when the grocer came with
fc a lot of supplies he had not ordered;
he grew angry when the confectioner
called, and by the time the milliner
had arrived with a "bonnet for Mrs.
Brown" he was furious.
F-'sry    one    thought    he    must    be
make arrangement* for beginning '
housekeeping. I have a splendid home, '
but, unfortunately, I loaned nearly all !
my money to a friend a few days ago '
and have nothing to buy provisions.
Suppose, dear, we use your money to I
buy a nice jar of fat?"
t«.r8. Thomas agreed. Soon the jar
was bought, and at her husband's suggestion, was placed underneath the
organ pipes in the great church near by.
Meanwhile, the two secured more food,
so they decided to keep the Jar for a
rainy day. •
The  next day, however,   Mr.  Thomas
thought he would like to look at the
Jar, just to see If it were safe. But he
didn't wish Mrs. Thomas to know what,
he was going for, so he said he was.
going to lopk at a christening. •
When he saw the jur It was so tempting that he ate a third of the fat.
On the morrow, again he grew
hungry for the good fat, so he told his
wife he must go to another christening. This time he a»e another third of
the jar of fat.
"My dear, there's to be still another
christening," said Mr. Thomas the day-
after, "and I really shouldn't like lo
miss It." So Mr. Thomas went and
tlnlshed the jar.
A few days later Mrs. Thomas said
to hlni: "1 think we'd better take a
look at our jar o£ fat."
Mr. Thomas Cat trembled all over and
grew cold.
On the way to the church his wife asked: "And what were the names of the
babies who were christened?"
"The first was named Part-Gone," replied Mr. Thomas.
"How funny! And what was the second?"
"Most-Gone," responded Mr. Thomas,
with an evil grin.
"That's stranger still. Pray, what was
the third-;" _.
"All-Gone!" fiercely cried Mr. Thom-
us, springing upon his wife, "and so 1
must eat you!"
In a trice poor Mrs. Thomas Cat was
no more.
Mr. Thomas Cat is again strolling
along the garden wall, looking for another wealthy mouse who will be hU
crazy, so  they  took  him   away    and
locked him up.
By   the   time   the   landlord   was   re-
>*_£i)sed   Tommy's   father   had   secured
the rent money, und so didn't have to
Ton\my. to be nure, never lold anv
one a?out certain things he had ordered 50r Mr. Brown in order to
make  h,m  "I>aV  bills."
Fain "Would Be Missing.
Willie—Wny don't you put your gouty
foot through the window, uncle?
Uncle George—Eh?    What for?
Willie—Because the pane would be
gone directly.
He Didn't.
Claude—Mother, may I go out and
look ut ihe comet?
Mother—Tea, but see that you don't
get too close.
Funny, Isn't Itf
Teddy—How Is It, when you blow the
flre lt burns brighter, but when you
blow a candle It goes out? _*>
Why the Prook Sings
LONG, lcn*f a*!0' thousands of years
before man came on the earth,
the niSht,nKales wore the most
splendid pl'umage of any bird. As
they were ?lso lhe sweetest singers,
is now you ,nay imagine that none
wan the'lr supe"",or ln ,he blrd world'
Of course   tre nightingales were very
pnjud.   This rta8 natural.   One young
fellow   howevef' became so vain as to
lie almost unbe*1*"81'16'
"Who ls so lint' a 8lnS" as 1?   Whc
has so handsome
a dress as  1?"    TM
wns the burden of hls sonB day a,t*r
But  the time ca'11e wh,,n lhe youn*
nightingale   warl.i<"a   »J  ™°rfi   J"/*8
w.,nnH_rht.      A    fni. ""
; v.   tired   of   listen
ing to his boasting, came to him.
"Idle braggart," said she, "this night
will you cease your trilling. Hereafter you will sing and sing and sing,
but not the notes of the nightingale.
And your relations will wear a less
brilliant garb from this time."
AH at once the nightingale became
a little brook. The brooks, which
heretofore were silent, now murmured
softly and musically, but th* vain
nightingale no longer burst Into glo,i-
'.ub melody of song. fi
As for the other nightingales, although thev continued to sing ns
sweetly us ever, their *AWWage became a modest reddish brown color instead of having Its former radiant
hues.    So were they punished.
Substitutes fo
Wall Paper
OF COURSE, Hanging the walls
with wallpaper Is the simplest
treatment that may be given
them. But few women are capable
of putting this on-properly, and if
it le not put on smoothly the effect
is anything but pleasing.
For these women there are any number of pretty, artistic .itufts that are
easy to adjust on the wall.
In selecting materials of these kinds
It Is well to choose as rraooth a surface as possible, so It will shed the
In sleeping rooms' or In a small room.
where one does not wish to hang
many pictures, a bright, flowered
chintz or cretonne will give a pleasing effect.
The covering should be stretched
on the wall as tightly as possible,
the joints being lapped and tacked
firmly. Strips of picture moulding
painted or stained to match the woodwork, should be nailed at the top
near the celling and along the top of
the baseboard.
It is very necessary that the moulding be nailed firmly to the top of the
wall, as simply tackln_. the covering in place will not hold It.
Tack common upholsterer's gimp
along the wall below the moulding at
top and bottom and along each seam.
This gimp should be of a color to
harmonize with the wall covering.
If the chintz or cretonne ls too expensive, there are cheap little prints, such
as the Washington or the Cambridge
print, which should be used Instead.
There are ln the market many Interesting English glazed chintzes. These
are quite expensive, but one can afford
enough for a frieze, saying In the expense of the rest of the wall by using
the common glazed cambric, of a tone
to harmonize vlth or to match the
background of the chintz.
The cambric Is -tacked to the wall
within two Hit of the ceiling. The
chintz is tackid around above this. It
should be laid on the straight way of
the goods, each JOint being lapped and
stretched so tightly that the joint will
not spread open.
A picture moulding should be nailed
close to the ceiling to hold the upper
edge in place. Strips of white wood or
pine, two or three Inches wide and half
an inch thick, should be nailed on to
cover the joints between the cambric
and the chintz and the upright joints of
the cambric, and down each side of
each corner of the room and across the
The width of these strips should depend entirely upon the size of the room.
They, as well as the picture moulding
and all other woodwork of the room,
snould be white.
If a room Is very small, a common
turkey red may be used, instead of the
cambric, but one should be careful In
this case to select something that will
harmonize with the chintz to be used
as the frieze.
ln 'the living room or library, where
pictures are to be hung, a plain quiet
covering is best. A russet brown or a
green denim makes a good background.
The frieze may be bright and figured
or of a plain and contrasting color.
Chintz or cretonne will not be so good
for this purpose, as some material with
a more conventional design Is needed,
such as Indlun  prints.
If one prefers, the frieze may be made
of denim or grass cloth, on which a
striking design mny be stenciled.
The stenciling. If brown ls used for
the wall coverings, should ue done in
dyes, by using a seal brown and black
dye mixed with the water. The stain
should be tried first on wood, to be euro
the desired shade has been obtained.
If the woodwork in the room is not
of the weathered or burnt-oak color, it
will be a simple matter to paint or
stain it to match the wood on the walls.
Instead of using the wooden strips to
cover the Joints of the denim, wide
leather gimp put on with large biass
headed tacks  Is very effective. ■>
Occupations for Invalids
' T 18 remarkable," said a trained
nurse recently, "how hard It Is to
get a simple, knitted baby bund.
You may search ln the stores forever,
and never find Just the article you want.
Yet It In universally used, and is made
by the slmt!-s   sort of knitting.
"1 cannot see why Invalids who support themselves by fancy work and light
sewing do not turn their attention to
these bands. They would sell for a fair
price, and the woman's exchanges shuv.'
none of them, whereas they have u .-u-
perflulty of nearly every other kind of
"If a few good knitters In every citv
would take up this work, perhaps combining lt with other knitting or crocheting, they would be sure to make a
good Income by Judicious advertising before the work became overcrowded, an-"
certainly every mother ln the lano
would arise up to call tbem blessed."
' El.L, Susy, what did yo" learn
in Sunday school   this   p1 ."►••
noon?" asked her niothi
The teacher taught me a verse.
"What wus It. dear?   See if ynu cun
remember it lor mi.ther?"
"It wus, 'Don't be alrald, I will send
you h unlit.' ':
Susy's mother thought that sorb a
qucet erse tha: I'm. next time she saw
th' ihor she -aid: "Miss Dalian,
wl.        I'erse   did   you   leach   Susy   lust
f» o ?"
"Let me see, oh. yes: 'Fear nut, I
will send you n Comforter.' "
SO LARGE an umbrella did the old
lady   have,   and   so   old-fashi»»ed
was It, that many bad little boys
would   take   liberties,    with    it.     They
Growing tired of this state of affairs,
the lady bought a little dog and tied hir
cord to the handle of the umbrella.
Whenever-she left it the flog wouM thul
be on guard, and, ln burking, would
give warning of the approach of anyone.   This plan worked finely.
But one day the old lady was out in :■..
high wind. A smart gust caught tl.,
raised umbrella, tore It from her hands,
und away lt sailed like a monster balloon, with the little dog tied to its handle.
Neither umbrella nor dog was ever-
heard of again.
The Inventor Bevenged.
There was once a chemist who Invented a mysterious compound which
unused certain plants to grow with extreme rapidity. This secret he confided
to a friend.
The person, realizing the importance of
the discovery, proclaimed himself the .-
Inventor of this compound. He grwn
immensely wealthy from Its sale, anis
when he died his townspeople erected a ,
statue in his honor. The chemist had.
died in poverty long since.
Hardly a month had passed before
Innumerable little plants began to grow
all over the statue. They were tnose
for which the compound bad been Invented. Increasing In size, they loosed
the stones and caused decay. Soon tl—-
statue was entirely destroyed.
Thus did the little plants revenge their-
true benefactor.
would fill It full of stones and dirt and
other things, so that when she raised
and opened lt everything would fall
upon her. It was so very big, too, that
It could hold almost anything.
Curious Catch.
Not long ago a fisherman went to bed".,
leaving a line wltb a hook on the end of
it dangling out the window.
The next morning he discovered that
he had caught a bat. The animal had
evidently rushed with open mouth at
the hook, had been unable to loose Itself and had killed Itself in Its struggles.
PROFESSOR GRAY sigheij a great,
deep sigh. But it was by no means
a mournful sigh. No, indeed; It
told of a glorious victory. Professor
Gray hud achieved what twenty years
before he had started out to accomplish.
Today he had finally succeeded In discovering the magical fluid which made
all things big. And he wus happy und
Aguln Professor Gruy glanced at what
a moment before had been little Fido.
Now, after treatment with the mugic
fluid, it wus "great, big, enormous Fido"
The professor wasn't disturbed Just
then, but he was a moment luter, when
the now gigantic, but still faithful, Fido
insisted upon following him down the
street as he hastened to bear the news
nf the great discovery to fellow-scientists.
Certainly, the mammoth dog furnished
nil necessary proof of the efllcucy of
the fluid. Vou could see that even the
people on the street wero convinced, by
their ready willingness tn give Kido the
entire sidewalk—and the street as well-
to himself. t
At the very same time Professor Gray
discovered his magical fluid, Professor
Green, a friend, who lived In another
part of the city, succeeded in obtaining
njlquld which possessed properties none
the less wonderful. This liquid, however, mude things grow smaller. Instead
of larger. ' ■.-"..'
Professor Green, like his frieuu, at
once speeded on his way to Inform the
other wise men. Thinking to shorten
the distance, lie cut across a field In
which was a savage bull. The bull
rushed toward him with lowered horns.
But Professor Green wag not at all
alarmed. He simply squirted a spray of
his wonderful liquid upon the fierce animal. As quick as you could wink tin.
bull became no bigger than a mouse-
Absent-mindedly placing It ln his pocket, he continued on his way.
A moment or so later the two professors met. Each began to tell the othei*
of his wonderful discovery.
Just then the farmer, whose bull Professor Green had captured, appeared,
and threatened to have the professor
arrested for theft. .
"Let me see the bull," said Professo..
He sprinkled the animal with a few
drops of his fluid, and It quickly resumed Its former size.
Meanwhile, Fido was cnusing Professor Gray much annoyance. His
friend Immediately came to the rescue
and made the dug as he was before.
Sad to say, however, each professor
had used every bit of his preclnUB liquid in these experiments, and the formulas had, In some strange manner,
become lost, nor could the scientists obtain these startling results" — '"
—Deo. 14,1907—
Local Items.
Mt. Fieasant L. O. L. No. 1842, will
meet on Thnrsday evening next. All
Orangemen cordially invited to attend.
Mt. Pleasant Lodge No. 19, I.O.O.F.
will hold its regular weekly meeting on
Tuesday evening next.
"The Advocato" wishes any oareloss-
ness in delivery reported to the Office,
telephone b 1405.
This ie a great Christmas Gift Store. Every person cau flud something among our stook that "just suits." We carry a full liue.of
Out Glass, Cutlery, Wedgewood ware, Royal Doulton Ohiua, Crown,
Derby China also French and Austrian China.
New loga China
A holiday shipment from the famous Warwick Potteries. Ia is seal
brown ware artistically decorated with natural flowers. Vases in
many new and unique designs are shown, some with, others without
handles.   They come in all sizes and at all prices  fiom 76c to $8.50.
Buchanan & Edwards
662 664 Granville St.
'Phone 2021.
.   51 Hastings street west
..... j
The Stark Purchasing Power—
OWNING and operating the two
largest Shoe Stores in Vanconver,
we are in a position to buy at close
prices and we buy direct from the
NO middle man's proflts. Pay any
price ycu like for a STARK Shoe from
$1.00 to 18.00, whether for Child or
Adult, and you get better valuo at the
Stark Store than is possible elsewhere.
Edward STARK, the Shoeman
The Largest Retailer ot Boots and Shoes in Canada.
Local Items.
Mr. Geo.  Gaskell  left  on  Saturday
last, for an extended visit in England.
Mr. Roland Burnet of Port Haney,
spent a few days this week with his
parents Mr.aud Mrs. Burnet, Thirteenth
Absolutely Best
Order Early**
Hanbury, Evans
& Co.'s
2414 Westminster aveiine, Mt. Pleasant
•Phone 448.
6-room Houso on Westminster avenue, $8,600, Ji oash. Mrs. R. Whitney,
24U0 Westminster avenuo.
Furniture,  pH0NB8m
Just arrived a splendid assortment of
Bed Room Furniture. Your inspection
invited.      *
Corner Sixth aud Westminster avenues.
Ninth & Westminster aves., Up-stairs
Cleaning, Pressing, Repairing.
and Dyeing. TRY HIM.
Got your work dono at the
2 doors- from Hotel
Frank Underwood, Proprietor.
BRTHS—Bath room fitted with Porcelain    Bath    Tub    and all   modern
Come into Stanley's
and select your Xmas Gifts.   Everything for Old nnd Youug.
Mt, Pleasant people will find it to
their advantago   to visit   TOYLAND
on the Hill, as every article is below
down-town prices.
OPEN evory evening till Xmas.
Mt. Pleasant Wallpaper Store
Ninth and Westminster aves. Northern Bank Block
Phone a 1(195
The practice of school boys having
fistic fights is reported to be growing at
an alarming rate. The streets and
alleys are frequent battlegrounds of
bloody scraps,
For your own benefit read the advertisements in this paper. You may
find just the thing you most need
at a price that will catch you. The
advertisers have written them especially for the Mt. Pleasant trade,
so read them as a message to your-
is eciuing, and we are prepared for it with a fine
assortment of Gent's Fancy Furnishings
for Christmas Gifts, such as—
Fine Suspenders, one piiir in n fancy box, 50c to $1.00 a box
Fine Irish Linen Handkerohiefs, %-dox. in a box, 85c to $2.00 a box,
Silk Handkerchiefs, initial ahd fancy colored hemstiched borders, 50c to $1 each,
Cuff Links,    Collar Buttons,    Tie Pins,    Armlets,    Etc.
Call in and we will help yoii-to make selections.
Wo also hnvo some nice linos in Children's Shoes, which will
please both parents and child.
For Ladies'—Felt Slippers, Dong. Strap aud Oxford Ties,
from OOc to $4.00 a pair.
Furnishings for Men.
Boots repaired.'
Boots and Shoes for Everybody.
Clolhcs cleaned and pressed.
john McAllister
Successor to W. T. Murphy.
2415 Westminster avenne.     / Mt. Pleasant.
Fine fteats
are always to bo found at this
Market. We havo a splendid
variety at all times. And sell
the choicost cuts of
Lamb, Beef, Mutton,
Veal aad Pork. Lovers of
good Moat will appreciate the
sort we sell.
t\ *\ IV ti   1 MRiiHger.
Tel. 8317.  Prompt Delivery.
2440 Westmiuster avenue.
Christmas Goods
Lace Scarfs,
Handbags, Etc., Etc.
las   M   BORFPTSflN 230S Westminster ave.
JU.3.   II*   KV/ULK I Ol/ll^ Royal Bank Building.
Local Items.
Mr. and Mrs. McNeil have recently
moved from Nelson, and are residing corner of Alberta and Eighth ave.
Mr E. C. Wilson, the popular Manager of the American Type Foundry Co.,
is ablo to bo out again after a threo
weeks illness.
Miss Gertrude Kiuzie of Port Haney,
the fiancee of Mr. Roland Burnet, spent
Weduesday with Mr. and Mrs. Burnet,
Thirteenth avenue.
Mr. and Mrs. McCausland, late of
Winnipeg, are new arrivals and guests
of Mr and Mrs Jas. McAllister of
Ninth and Willow street.
Each seperato advertizement in this
paper has its seperate errand to perform—look thein over.
* Messrs. Phillips & Locklin, the
Ninth aveuue grocers, have a practical talk on groceries in this Issue
of "The Advocate" and a list of
prices which will Interest housekeepers. Bo sure and look their advertisement up.
"The Stark Purchasing Power"
ia the attractive motto of the largest
retailer of boots and shoes In Canada, and means you can get the
best value ln shoes at Stark's, 51
Hastings street west, from $1.00 to
$8.00, whether for child or adult.
Personal notices of visitors on
txt. Pleasant, or of Mt. Pleasant
people who visit other cities, also all
local social affairs arc gladly received
by -'The Advocate."
Subscribe    to    your   Local
Paper NOW I
Don't bo a. Borrowor of a
paper which only costs $1.0<t a
The Mt. Pleasant band gave the
second of a series of concerts In the
Oddfellows' Hall on Wednesday
evening. The selections were varied to suit all tastes and were played with spirit and tuneful harmony
by the band. Our local band improves with every public appearance.
At ,T. McAllister's, Burritt Block,
there is a fine array of Men's Furnishings, just the things to give
men for Xmas, besides thre is tho
shoe department with the best and
latest stylos for men, women, misses
and children.
"Tho Advocato" 0 months for.50c.
8th Ave. East
5 Room House
40x122, lano at the back.
$3,250;   cash $000
Balanoo to arrange.
$700 Buys
a  lot on Westminster
avenue, noar city limits.
$400 cash.
2 Choice Acres nenr city; suitable to
sub-divide; good buy; favorable
'Phone B1405.
Is that 2306—R. Porter & Sons ?
Will we have Turkey for Xmas ? We shall
and as nice as you can buy. Also Geese, Ducks
and Chicken's, and good fat Veal, Mutton and
the best Beef that can be procured in B. C.
We are sure to please you this Xmas as well as
we have done in the past. You can depend, on
the prices being right.    Our aim is to please.
3321  Westminster avenue.
I. S. ricMullen, Onager.


Citation Scheme:


Citations by CSL (citeproc-js)

Usage Statistics



Customize your widget with the following options, then copy and paste the code below into the HTML of your page to embed this item in your website.
                            <div id="ubcOpenCollectionsWidgetDisplay">
                            <script id="ubcOpenCollectionsWidget"
                            async >
IIIF logo Our image viewer uses the IIIF 2.0 standard. To load this item in other compatible viewers, use this url:


Related Items