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 SUPPl_EMENT TO  The Independent  VOL. 1.  VANCOUVER, B.'O., TUESDAY, MAY 29, 1900.  ���iso.j&r  ���x  A  (The Independent Labor Candidates Well  Received by the People/  spector but;;.-against., those who insti-. the former was not the one to suffer, late and holy divinity of asspciatioii  gated, his work*, because, if art epl- He thought that newspapermen should because they are members of a govern-  demic came, it might destroy valuable be Intelligent enough to be able to dls- ment. (Applause.) And this Is espe-  lives���with stress laid upon the "val- criminate between a man out as pro- dally true of the present Government,  uable." The chief epidemic which moter of a cause which might affect (Renewed laughter.) There was some-  threatened to swamp the Province was a certain factor, and going directly times a tendency to interfere with  Inundation by Chinese arid Japanese, against that factor. He had.been told THE RIGHTS OF THE PEOPLE  This epidemic threatened to render'the very seriously that there was a pro- . . ���������  Province absolutely lost to the white bablllty of having such a  population^ ��� . ,.. ' ���'== '' REPRESENTATION OF LABOR.  THE' ONLY REMEDY                                                "������,    "  MEN- ���  was   the   absolute   exclusion   of   the  so it was a good thing to,have three  or four members who, as Independent  Labor members,Were free to use their'  influence, to see that the rights of the  people   were    protected.     (Applause.)  Orientals   from   the   country.     They in  the House" as ��� would "disturb  per-  Rights had' time and again been in-  must  first  exhaust   every   legitimate manently the commercial condition of terfered with by a preponderating ma  riessrs.  Cowan,   Dixon,  Williams, Woodman and  Ralph Smith Were the Speakers--The  i Latter Gentleman Was Given  ".���:.'   an Ovation.  the country. He answered, this is pos- jority. What was wanted was a fair  sible all the time. He did not mean majority, guided:by men who would  by labor men, only those who wielded i0ok at the great issues, not merely  a pick or handled a shovel; they from a party view-point, and who  should get away from that narrow would represent more closely, the feel-  view of the case.  A man who was not |nEs o�� tiie communities.    It was said  means at their disposal and try every  constitutional act. If these failed, as  a last resource they must then do as  they had done in Australia; and rise-  where���go down to the boats and say:  "You  can't  lana  a  single  passenger, -  whether  white  or  colored,   till   those a workingman was the small exception, by Mr. Brown that his only objection  Orientals are taken back to their own He wassure that there were a larger to Mr. .Martin was based on personal  -country"   (Cheers;)                                  number of .workingmen than they us- reasons,  but in that "Mr. Brown was  Free education \vas then dealt with,  "ally gave credit for.   That party was entirely  mistaken.     His reasons Were                    .                                                              the speaker maintaining that free ed-, composed of all classes.    There  were not personal, but. were based upon a  ���-.'.     : "'������-..'                           .                .,                    ..'.   ucation    was    not   yet-complete and the -extreme   Socialists,   who  believed political experience,/and an experience  ,   -The meeting held Monday, night in conclusion Mr. Dixon said that should  would not be till all books and school  that tho Government should,do all our which,   in   his  (.Mr.   Smith's)  opinion,  the  lntersts of  the  Independent  La-  he be sent down to Victoria he could utensils were supplied to thechiidren  business for us.   Then there were the was suflicie.it to condemn   any   man  .     i"   .i,    \<r   "irp V wnir �����!.��  assure them that he would use air his 0f the poor free    Books could be ob-  &lnSle laxers, to whom the realization He had not once degraded the name of  bor  Party  in   the  MaiKot   ttaii   was endeavor6  towards  securing fair  and  tained   now,    by   charity    but"-they o�� that Principle would be the millen- Mr. Martin as a man, but he opposed  crowded to the doors.  ,-;.-..;                    honest    legislation'for the   working-  should  be supplied by  right and not  "iun*. an*l to have this one principle him on an'experience which Mr. Mar-  When the meeting started there were  men.    "    ,                                                   by  charity     The  Government  should  brought about*would solve'every dim-; tin could.never explain in a way that  MR. WOODMAN.                    recognize all children as equal.                culty.   He admitted that it would; In would give him; the sympathetic sup-  Mr.   .Woodman,    of   Nanainio,   was   'The private ownership of land was ">any ins'ailces' and that the Single- ,,oit of the electors of the Province.   ^  next called upon. "Up to the present also taken up and the  speaker main- laxers  ����te��   ^ad   many   philosophic Mr. Sn.ith then referred to the events  time the Government had been bycap-  tained that It was the   -���.���-'-������-���-���    Y    ^reasons=for: saying so. Then there were of the late Legislature.     He -had  at  -  ���                                                                    " the 'Anarchists.    They  did not  want the caucuses last Summer, supported  present on the platform Messrs. H.  Cowan, Ralph Smith, Joseph Dixon, F.  Williams, J. H. Watson, John Peary,  W. Lawson, C. Grant, J. Rumble, C.  Davis, George Bartley, W. Bruce, D.  C. Harrison, Vick and others.  Mr." Harry Cowan, Chairman, called  the meeting to order at S:20:p. in. by  ' explaining   the   stand , taken   by ; the  running an Independent Labor Party,  Itallsts and for capitalists, and  wherever good progressive' legislation had been secured it had been  only by the introduction of 'an Independent Party."   This was Mr. Wood-  WORST  KIND  OF MONOPOLY  any rifle or shotgun in this country,   Mr. Martin, because, he did not believe  Labor Party in putting two candidates  which would, ^^'^f^^j^  had never done a day's work.     The  ln  the Legislature, ^vas  that   it   was  1/ ,in the field. .^  Interests of trade unionism or for any:, terior,  wliich he had Just taken, Mr.  I selfish motive,, but in:the Interests of  [ trade  and. workingmen  ais ��.' whole!  (Cheers.)   Trades unionism, maintain-.  'ed   the speaker,: had  done   more   for  I labor as a whole, unorganized as well  would   vote  solidly  In   this  direction.  I as   organized,   than7 any' other-body:  i Mr.' Cowan then read the Labor Platform, commenting briefly upori its various  planks/after   which    he    called  (upon Mr; Joseph Dixon, who was received with loud applause.  ."'.������'���    JOS. DIXON.\  that  had   to  be  faced..  To illustrate  for he  believed    that  .the    strongest   that the reasons for his dismissal were  his'statement the speaker pointed out -^apon   that  could  possibly   be  used   good.    Considering the strength of the  that to-day, a man was securing $100 ,Was    an   Intelligent   argument,    that. Government, and  the issues at stake,-  man's argument for tho wnrkin^mer,   per montn Sround rent  for a lot on  woula tell every time.   Now, his an- -he did not think at that time that MrY  running'an M���"Ut T," "Partv   Cordova' Street: that ��� he ��� had purchased  swer to the people who wereafraid of * Martin should have been put out of the  years ago 'for- $150, and upon which_he the preponderance of thelabor element Cabinet, except for the most....extraordinary, reasons. He'stood up,'in the  caucus and said so. How did he.ex-  plalri his present; position? ' His -answer .was because: Mr. -Martin did not .'-.  confine his opposition to; the Government to the reasons .which; ' properly  constituted,, his grievances against it.  If Mii'.; Martin had confined himself to  :;'        THESE GRIEVANCES,-:-  then ho (Mr. Smith) would have fought  for him to the end,,but when-he asso-  ;elated himself with influences opposed Y  t-Q. good legislation: in  the interests; of.  -  Woodman stated  that, he.-- had ;found whue:the man who "derived the rev-  taxes   on: the, place  were   those  who! control any  legislative   assembly, ��� or  purchased    it.     They 'paid  the taxes  even Y  the vast masses of the people, the,men  who handle the pick and shovel, ready  and desirous of having Independent  representation  at  Victoria   and   they  The spirit of ignorance, that had cursed the world in the past, had been  swept away anil enlightenment had  come in;, and with it discontent. "If  you want to keep people content you  must keep them ignorant," was an old  enue did nothing at all but lfve on  the proceeds of labor. The evil of the  ground-rent system was gone into in  detail. : The/ (way, to- deal with this,  question  was, to  put a tax , on    land  .'���, THE- BRITISH HOUSE OF' COJM-V'  '"-���"' ;;..���   '.MONS: .  lii,fact, U could' take    possession, of  every    law-making.,.' institution.'   '  He  wanted 'them" to,  know that, If they  values and not upon land whichWould' liked,   they  had   the power,  and   this  destroy the selling;value of land which .class of representation should be en-  would    then    revert to the people"to  whom1 the land really belonged. '(Applause.) "' ���'���������";���",;  U "'���    -   MB., RALPH   SMITH : Y ,   ^  couraged  for  the: sake of  the  public  and the community.    (Applause!)    He  would be sorry- if what was called the "^ ^^^n^^D^^  Labor" element, formed the sole .representation at Victoria. '.'He': did."-not  Want that.    He .would    complain    as  saying and a true one.   Men grew discontented   when  they awoke    to    the .was :cheered  heartily  when  he .came    y^^  ^  Mr. Dixon stated In opening that he: realization of the unequal distribution  forward.   He, too,.began with a happy   much ���- capitail wore not represented  was running in opposition to no par-   0r the world's wealth and the-unfair- reference to, the ladies, and advanced   but -Uie trouble'had always-been''that  ticular party, but in the direct inter-   distribution of  the proceeds of labor  'he   proposition,  with   the  assistance,   capl'tal was over-represented arid labor  testis /.of .labor  only.    Taking  up   the   and capital ,as he declared of Mr. Tisdall, that no '  independent Labor platform  he  then .,   Referring  to  a  report  of  the  New   man could with more propriety express  dealt with' it' clause by, clause.     The  Zealand Government,:the speaker stat- his r.leasure at the presence ; of   the  need of .adequate' protection  for em-  ed that in that country the working-   ladies.     He   happened to be the for-  ployees   to  free  them   from, ordinary   men were protected by, a ..-."-, tuna'te man who had brought, in a Bill  risks  against  accidents,  etc,   was  the    -     MINIMUM  WAGE  CLAUSE       "> in  tlle Hous.e'   to  hand over to  these  first matter taken up.'   The risksrun,'.       ;.,       . ,  ,, "      .   ',,'    fair, creatures rights similar, to those  ���".whlch.jwas-the. real .solution .,��� of .'the  Oriental labor question. It would be  a solution of this question and would  [by conductors on the open street-rall-  f way. cars, 'longshoremen working on  (the Pacific Coast Steamship Com-  'pany's vessels, at the slings, and men  Ion freight elevators, were instanced,  land a few". illustrations given, show-  ling :the; need for the enforcement of  i a reasonable Employers' Liability Act.  THE UNION  LABEL    Y  enjoyed by the male members'..'of the  community. He was a real ladles'  man,  after that,  he declared,  amidst  under-represented. . (Applause.) ���: This  was. no reason, however, why capital  should be replaced by an unreasonable  representation of labor men. There  was not a man present who would not  be agreeable to a fair and. Intelligent  representation .of the labor"men. A  man who claimed, that capital had no  rights, was not. a.''friend- of the .labor  men.    The tlrne was coming when, if  an, outburst of applause..-; Thenjie was   tl]e powel. of capilaI ald  unite itself  against that fair, feeling, there would  be.such a revulsion in this. Province as  would startle the people of the Domin-  lon;. No labor man./wanted that. With  the/exception of, a few office-seekers,  there* wore few persons who would ob-  very serious in the statement that acr  cording to his ; observations the posi-  -,tlon, taken ..by men in their reasons  against the rights of women, were always based on sentiment-rather'���' than  reason.   He had never, met a man who  had given a valid reason against their ject to a  fair    labor    representation,  rights,, yet   there   were   hundreds: of (Applause.)     Mr.  Smith, said  that he  men who were afraid to hand over to was  sorry-that  the  Premier and  the  the ladies the same rights as they had iion. Mr. Brown had made-imputations  themselves.  (Laughter.)    He went-on against him, and that Hon. Mr. Smith  to say that there were various politi- Curtis had slated that he was a paid  also protect the common laborer.  While pointing out: the faults of a  government justice demanded that its  good -acts  should  also   be  mentioned  and the speaker referred to the introduction of, a clause compelling- a fair  wage to all men employed in Domln-  'was spoken on and It" was pointed out  ion Governent .works; also to the at-  that if the Union Label was enforced  tempt  of a member  fori Vancouver,  it:would mean that a far-larger pro-  an attempt he appreciated highly, to  I portion ; of  the  goods  used  and con-  introduce a law  of  compulsory arbl-  f eumed here, would be manufactured in  tratlon,  ^'Vancouver  itself;    This  would  result FRANCIS  WILLIAMS.  because   the  Union  Label  would  tell     Mr. p. Williams then took the plat-  hvhere the article  was made.    In the' form.   He looked forward to the time  more fully on the 6th of June, when all  tailoring  trade  alone  it  would  mean  when the women of the country would  the Party leaders had been invited to  that 100 to 150 more workers would be  have equal voice with the men ln its be present at a meeting to be held in the  ,v  Kemployed-here.^In!ahe^clgar^trade.50=iegiSiation.^  to 75 more cigar makers would be en- sarcastically,  to  objections  that var-  regular rough-and-tumble time.   They iivo.e respect for Hon. Mr."Curtis than  gaged in the City, giving an addition-  lous people and parties had advanced  would   try  everything  right  out  and   to believe that he ever said it.    But ho  alpay-rol of some $25,000 per_ annum,  against the nomination of workingmen  bring the strongest man on top.   His   had every reason to believe that Hon.  LThis would result, owing to the large candidates,,drawing repeated loud and  one desire was that the man who was. Sir. Brown had said so, and Hon. Mr.  portion of. the residents preferring to  long applause.    Taking up  the fund-  strongest in the power of fnirness and   Martin had been angry at the action of  [assist and encourage home industries omental   principles   upon    which   the reason, should take hold ot the reins   the labor people. , The whole  I which they could do if   Union   Label campaign was being run, Mr. Williams  of government,  the  man whose dispo-' POSITION WAS UNFAIR  J goods   were    patronized,  as it would  repudiated the charge that the Trades sitlon was  to seek  the  rights of  the       ,       T, ,    V , ,, .'  show  where they were  manufactured  and Labor Council had acted selfish-  people and who had tho stiongest rea-   "n,V Jv0"   ,    ?��� ? ftS   7a  T^f  The Eight-Hour Law and the need of ly  In  putting forth  candidates.    The  sons tor holding weakness in their cause.    (Applause.  cal ... matters  that  he  would    discuss  agent of the New Vancouver. Coal  Company.. All,he, hud to say in denying il Was that any man making such  a statement.had a weak cause, and it  [shorter hours for clerks, male and fe- TradeB Council was directly Interested  1 male,    were    touched  upon,  also the in, and had and did work and act ln  -minimum   wage  question.    Why  had the interest of both  kMr. Dunsmulr now offered to.dlscharge ORGANIZED   AND   UNORGANIZED  Jail his Chinese labor If he could secure u*       mu,""u  BOO  white  men?  asked   the speaker.  LABOR.  Anolhcr     thing     that   wns   charged  THE CONFIDENCE OF TUB ngulnst hl'm was that he had suddenly  PEOPLE. changed from being aniember of the  Ho did not think he should iose an ll,k' party In "'C House to tlio Lender right. Suppose for a moment they had  opportunity of discussing the political of llle Independent Labor Party. In not; then the mines would have been  liuestions, but he wanted to tell thein   ll,c IIouse, however, he wns sure that   closed down, ainl  a  large  number,of  riot  agree  with   him,   and   thought. It  was  his  duty.to  oppose him."    They,"  Would want: to know his reasons.' Mr.''.-  Martin  haiTin  his  recent  card  given J.  two reasons why;Messrs; Carter-Cotton Y  ami Semlin had used-  their   influence  '.to "get, him out.     One. was. that there  was   iheii   an   existing   legal ������'"questlcn*"''  In connection   -with    the Crow's Nest  Pass: land  grant,  and   the other . was .  that  the Dominion    Government    had "  disallowed: the Labor' Act'and' others  !wlth prohibitive .'clauses   against -Or-  '���;  ienta.1 labor.    In-his letter .to the peo.-,.-  pie issued recently, Mr. Martin stated ���  that, because. Mr. Carter-Cotton want-..".,  ed to prevent Him from opposing the  granting of the patents .for these coal    '  Fands., he had.raised a conspiracy and  put him oilt.    These were Mr. Martin's '���  modern' reasons.     (Laughter.)'   There  .was a great tendency to state half the  truth, and that was sometimes as dangerous as the lie.,   (Laughter.)     This   -  Crow's,Nest question h.-id all the-legal  complications.of a law:offiee about It.  It was not a matter for every man to  settle.    There was a very   Y  SERIOUS       DIFFERENCE       OF  OPINION  about  it among lawyers.     Mr. Martin  had said that the lands should revert  to the Province.    Mr. Henderson had  =saiil^there=was-nothlng=lii-tlils=elnltri;==  Mr.  Bodwell  had  said   there  was  nothing-in   it,   and'  other   lawyers   had ���:.  said the same, but at any rate it was  a preposterous proposilon for any man  In the audience to say,that it should be  this or that, and settle It for himself  in that way.    It was entirely" n legal  question.    Now. Mr; Carter-Cotton had  to do something with the nin-ter.  The  owners of the property had spent-thousands of dollars  there, and  were entitled to know about their title.    The  lawyers decided    that  the thing was  1 Was It a groat.bluff or  WAS IT REAL?  To  demonstrate   this  he   pointed   out thnt there was nothing In the polltl-  ovoly nicmbcr would admit that he had   men, would  have been  thrown out of  the benefits  that had  resulted  to  the cal elements, nor In the forms ot tlio  "'ways laken a good deal of an inde-   work.;-  mil. Ihe speaker was  In  full  City  laborers   through   the  action   of various lenders themselves, that would   I)en,lcllt st'inrt, nnd on more than one "sympathy with the statement thai tho  I If HiWas the latter, it had come about, the Trades Council which had result- make him afraid to take the suind or  occ"slon ho ���>"<! expressed his opinions   greatest steal Hint stood to-diiy wns a  1 only because he foresaw thai the wuy ed  In  shorter hours  and a  Saturday to speak  as  he  thought  fit     Having  ,IKnIst those of the lenders ot his party,   blot on the Turner Administration, was  J'the people was dealing with the Whole halt-holiday.   The Letter-Carrlers and referred to some general criticisms of  '��hos<>.'' *?0'  were matters of concern,   the grant  lo  that    liritish    Columbiii  question, ho would ultimately be com- Sorters of the City had, as wus well- his own  position   lie  read   a   clipping  pelled   to   replace  his  Chinese  em-  known, greatly benefited by the inter- from   the  Vancouver  "World,"  which  ployees by white men. Why had Mi',  ference on their behalf, of tho Trades stated practically that Mr. Smith con-'  I Mcinnes resigned his seat In the Do- and Labor Council. sidered that he had effectually annlhll-  mlnloi*  House  of Commons"'    Prob-     After citing other cases the speaker ated the Premier.   He remarked that If  | ably  It  was  because he was so dls-  went on to deal with the Oriental labor that paper was characterized  for its  gusted with  the way  the whole Orl- question.    It was now no longer the veracity as it would soon" be for its  ental question was being handled an'd Chinese  but  the    Japanese    question, change  of  front,  no  one  would ever  j thought the case hopeless there. '  To-day no man's position was secure, take   it   seriously.    (Laughter.)     He  The action  of  the  working-men  of as  Mr.  Dixon  had  pointed   out,  and wanted   to  say   that   there   was   not  But the late Government stood for the Southern. Rut In spite of the legal  Interests ot the people, hend and shout, nnswers that were received, that t\\:  dors above any government that had   land must go lo the Company���and this  No  half   a word of truth in It.   He was not out Bplr llfl ��� -'-,., ,,���  ,A  *���   ..Ith   ih.  .kl.n> .1 1.1111,...  ii..   r, ,._     f"-'1  lo "��� i"UL5. ni.  preceded It. (Applnuse.) The Semlln  Government In two years attempted  more for the people of this Province  than was attempted during the whole  IS years of the regime of the old Government. (Cheers.) He mentioned  this to show the disposition of things,  lie knew lhat when a man Joined hlm-  was where he complained of Air, Martin���Mr. Carter-Cotton mndo full provision In the letters piitont, that If, nt  any future period, the claim wus  found not to be a legal .'one, the whole  thing had to revert back to the Province. (Cheers.) But Mr; Martin never  said this.    He had cither to prove that  , Vancouver, some years ago, in taking something must be done.     ���u    ������,,. ���. ������,u ul tluv��� ,��� ,i.   ���u WBa ���ul 0Ui colr ,,. _ n__(��� ,,. ..���.. ������. -i,,.-,,. i,���   ���,,   ���.    , ,                 .          -    the  liw   into- their  own  hands,  and  measures would do; the matter had to with the object of killing the Premier,       ' L ���        '    w    J *JX m���w J Y ���  Is l'!*"vis on was not-worth the paper  .turning the Chinese out, and its result,  be settled and settled definitely.   With but of promoting the  direct interes th ,  tha^hiM tK  f was briefly touched upon, after which deep sarcasm,  Mr.  Williams  referred of the intelligent labor men of the Pro- the                                                           '                    '         administered, his arsu-  the speaker went on to point out the  to the zeal of Health Inspector Mar- "     *"       *     --------  hold the Chinese and Japanese had on rion  to  regulate  the  homes and  dls-   ^-.���..,.  .^ ...= * ,=..������ ���<= ,v,u- under all eiroumstancei oannnf  . the country to-tday.   They ran stores,  trlet Inhabited  by the Orientals.      It ed. (Cheers.)   If the rightful claims of ways for the good of .the people     The  ���worked ln every department of labor was a good thing to work to prevent the working-men of the Province were tendency of the partv   like the Indl-  and on railway sections, ln opposition an epidemic and the speaker's sarcasm put forward;  If they Interfered  with vldual, was to get the swelled head"  to white  laWor^  and   merchants.    In  was not vented against the Health In- the foundation of any politician, then (Laughter-)     There was no immacu  vlnce     A^pplauseT"   f   hat killed the  "^'."I"  ^�� ^  '�� ^  tm **'   ments to the people of the Province in  iCmJtai/ith.pL���   ,,Af,��  Part''. In sP��o of what it may do and   a fair and reasonable way.    (Cheers)  Premier, then let the Premier be kill-  under all eiroumstances, cannot act al-     Now,',."-.. ���,'',:.  REGARDING   THE   DISALLOW-���'"  ,-,-,-:--.ANCES.:'.  He wan ted, to say, first ot all,' that it  was a very great question whether It could be officially proven that Mr. Mar-     Mr. Smith' then related thnt he had  lord's power of collecting rent in fu-   In the past for one who only professes  tin proposed that Ihe House should he learned  brought together for the re-enactment  of these bills. Why, asked Mr. Smith,  did not Mr. Martin, when the oilier  members of the Cabinet had. refused  to do that���why did he not come to the  people, anil explain the whole standV  That would have been appreciated by  the private members; when as a "mutter of fact,, the House knew nothing  about it. They would' nil agree-;that  when a -majority of tho Ministers refused to act, it was his business to  bring this before the people, anil he-  fore the members of Hie House, which  lie never did. Mr. Smith added' tWat  he would support. Mr. Martin in any  ��� re-enactment 0f these statutes. But  there were two ways of doing!?things.  They should ileal with the Dominion  and Imperial Governments-.as gentlemen, for he had no sympathy with the  boas-tin:  ing to the Dominion Government  you don't give us  lure.        ���"��� friendship upon the eve of.tin election,  U'l us s''e what would Ue th; effect Candidate  Houston   Is  now  the  noni-  of a  l:ix nn hind values.   The  thi'iiiy luce   ot   the   Labor 'Pa'rt'v   of  Nelson,  was  In   i-omiecilon   with  Mr    'l.-i.'tlnV   l,l",)tHUed in the two planks under dls- ns   well   as   ot   the   Provincial   Party.  ft.urtl.   Plank      Mo  wis  to'd ^���   good   ^��'*. ..n^*   "'.��� 1?.-!lil.:.,l,B.*?l,,!!J "****. ^date whom the friends  A. PICCI'LIAR  THING  since  lie had  cuiiie  to   Vancouver.  authority that Mr. Martin staled to a  meeting of his Liberal friends lhat the  abolishing of the ?:>i)0 deposit, ptank  wus something that he did not believe  in. Inn he put 11 there Iiclmiuku the  principle had been : endorsed by tlio  Vancouver Trades and. Labor Council.  If Mr. Martin did not believe in this,  ,11c should never have put it in his  phi (form. He'-should have said that It  was from the Trades ami Labor- Council he was. taking it. He should not  have forgotten their initials. If Mr.  Martin carried, out tlie good tilings  that he promised honestly, he would  receive his honest support.    That was  upon   ihe   value   of the privilege   of of the Eight-Hour Law have selected  using liiinl  for any and all purposes, n��  ihe safest, man to support in the  Including'not  merely nor mainly  the Nelson Riding, and they will support  use of hind f"r fiiriiis. but, tii a vasi.'y him,   because  his defeat  would  be a  greater extent,   the   use  ot  land   for severe blow at organized labor."  building purposes    In    villages,  towns ' .   nnd cities;  the use of laud  fur iinii-'S THE    SOCIALIST   LABOR   PARTY,  and uuariios- for railroads, telegraph'', A   meeting  of  tho   Socialist    Labor  ie'i'pliHiii'S.    gas - pipes,    water-pipes, j,nrty wll be held on Mount Pleasant  electric wires, and any uiwl every other this evening,  when  Mr.  W. McClain,,  conceivable, use lo which land can be tho candidate, and several others will  put.   It demands  the abolition of all sneak,  taxes upon' earnings,  food,  furniliir.'. '"'            '       -"     ..-���'���  clothing, merchandise, mon?y uud  buildings; the rails, rolling-stock and  depots of railroad companies; the wires  and poles anil other articles used for  tolegraphs���111  short,    upon    anything  whatever produced   by man  In  nudacitv of the method of nay- mol'c u*a*- Jlr- Ma,''ti'*- was capabli! 0f  jf  giving to any man;   Mr. Martin's plan  these things w,�� will   was it he wanted to spite Hie man  to  take you by  llie  throat."     But'tlicy "I 'the principle.,  That was why they aUoV^po^ planted'' "trees,    drains,  should say thai we people ot the AY est  ?ho��ld_ ^ive a few ^od ^lubor men in   ,-encos .,���,, structures of any kind, and  know more n-boul. it than anyone else  and the authorities might at length be  told that It  MUST BE HANDLED-BY US,  with  all  the  authority  that  the. Province   possesses  in   the   matter.     Mr.  Martin's .charges   differed   now   from  PROVINCIAL PARTY MEETING.  A meeting of the Provincial Party  supporters will be held in the Old  School House on Mount Pleasant this  i'.'i'e  evening,   at  which  Mr,   Carter-Cotton  case of .farms, It woulii abolish fill tax-  and Colonel Fall- AVarren will speak,  the, House to see that'-*the politicians woula o,)0t. oven tnx ���,.u i110,,,.lsc.(i  stood up to their prmc.p es. Men were y.llue whlc��� ,B ,v0n l0 ,nm) b ��� |()W.  wanted  who  would   make  the .others  lng> subs0ning 01. otherwise improving  It.  those at the time when lie was put outcj|���n���,lp  of the Government, lie said at first" ���. J  that Mr. Cairter-Cotton and Mr. Semlln had entertained'the idea of throwing out the Liberals, and forming a  Conservative Government. He" did not  ��� say anything about Liberals and Con  in the House toe tho mark and carry  out their promises. (Applause.) Mr.  Smith praised the work of Mr. R.  Macpherson in the House and sajd  many  good  things   for  him  as  a col-  VICTORY IN SIGHT.  Every day the chances for the Independent   Labor  Party  carrying  its  ticket brightens and the central com-  This Is the taxation of land values; Imlttee rooms resemble a hive of busy   "" *        bcas.    It  is  indeed a scene of great  activity,  and  every member   of    the  It  may   bo   summed up in three  sen  tences;   Tax nothing   made by man.  Tax everything not made by man. Collect-all. revenue out of, and lii exact   eoninilttee Is regularly on hand, some-  He also spoke in high praise, of Mr.- proportion to, the revenue which some thing,  we imagine',  that none of the  Tisdall, as a man who worked day in   men collect from other men,  for per- other parties can snv '��� ��� nw,���  and day out in the interests of those  misSion to use that    which    no man ,.' ,' '   Y                                every dl-  he    represented.     Vancouver  .should; made.-'   ':' lection   come  assurances  of  support,  servatlves   now.        Ifythe. party-lines  again return two such nien. The   question  may  arise  as  to  the  The Labor Leader concluded his able  justice  of  this    method    of  taxation.  ind In at. least three wards, it is safe  to gamble,  that-Messrs.    Dixon   and  it still  sPeec!* ,ly asklnff those present to con-  Tnnt a tnX of some amount on ground   Williams  will  head  the  accomplish triumphs. General Roberts  announced to a day: the date of occupation of Mafeklng, and so filled his  troops with hope and confidence and  enabled tlie gallant besieged to withstand  trials  that fall  to  the fate of |  few men.   The speakers at the meeting of the Independent Labor party,  on the occasion referred to, in a similar manner, and In no uncertain tonesj  made it clear that on the ninth day  of June, the Labor candidates,'1 Messrs.!  Dixon  and. -Williams,    would    occupyj  seats in .the. Legislative Assembly, of  this  Province,,   the  free  gift   of "the J  workingmen  of the city.   The ; stand-,;,  ard-bearers    spoke,    earnestly     and  forcibly," not Indulging in idle rhodoj-  montade, , but   enunciating   the prin^  eiples  which dominate Unionism  and!  labor  generally.  "They  both, made, a]  line impression and received the well]  earned plaudits of their hearers.   The]  other gentlemen who spoke did so inl J  a similar vein, confident that the step  take^n,   after Mature'  deliberation,   tol  place  candidates   of  the  workingmen!  in the field, was devised by wise heads J  whose sole aim is to elevate the condition of those who are of themselves  arid to forward  the  best Interests o^  the country.   It only remains for  supporters, of the two doughty-chan  pions to work untiringly until the close"  of polling day to bring about such  reform in our political methods as willl  be,  heard ��� in :   the ranks,   of   laborl  throughout    Canada    arid    over i-thejj  American con tinent, with rejoicing ana  gratitude.  speech having subsided, Mr.  AA'iliams  then we certainly have a tremendous   'beir followers to leave no stone un  He   did,  not  Came   forward   to   answer  a   qucaUon   ^w'^v'nn f��d. .SLT^Vp��� :'U''"'!d     l��     SeCU''e     thelr     com^  ever  iiml  a  that had  been addressed him throuSh   ^ ^Jb^l^bf^yn^a    M��">h- ���d lW" ��������������� constant,- un-  ..tlon of the greatest possible import  ance   to   the   Province,  think that  anyone  could  taxpayers,  because  the   value of the   a,1(l"'day.    The"other parties are not  AVhen the Government brought in mea- clause in the Tailors' Union rules, assures for-the "good of the community,  lowing  Chinese  workers,  and further   .MnsC^vTiT^ -"���-������- parues, are not  any man who could not sink his per-  hau he not moved that Japanese be al-   ^'"fniL,^ ","! "n ***\,�� ".."J -' \     "    S  the  erass   t0"e���w  beneath  their feet and  their  example  in this  voter  ' Messrs.  'Constitute :  ,, - - - u,. twu person receiving it    Theland- -*    *"    l-'lc    good  he would-refer to more fullr later, a    advocated that they be.takeri,Into-the loru (]oes not make land or make renl.   cnuse and endeavor to win over those  the  Redistribution  Bili     Mj,  Martin   U11i0:i.    By   s0  doing  lie  had-simply T|,e moment that we. attempt to col-   who are lukewarm ,  lect  taxes from  "v- nt  Government on the  Labor 'Platform "now  proposed   to find ourselves  ANY,  KIND   Op   REDISTRIBUTION' introduce  for in all,  a minimum  rate tlpn oot   jlia  Bill.     He  entered' into  an  agreement ��� ��.��    wages.     (Cheers.)  had  said; Uiat.he would support the ^^  ,���   that-one ;union-   what  ^ "^^^o^"^ To   ed iviU, ^u^SZfi'''  d'-ourselve- '������'-'���-- *������  n.a\-  ...n ��ot   thai  If.   employers. by their owr  ._-.,..,      ------ .......��� -.e,-...!. uvixaaiiy tor leaves taking from men a por- inir the obi n-i,-u-.t-������ 1 i .  ,  it  which ai.ey  have made JUI   ,,      "a'u^ a"d Joining the new.  n labor and skill, by meth- uil tlle eountry Hooded with China-  He did nothing of the,kind.    He voted   1�� protect the tailors .themselves, ex-  vor of the principle contained in these" race  brought down    to    the levelof  barged  an  unholy alliance wilh the  howcyer,   their  entire- exclusion   from  opportunity to. stay at'home.���Nanai-" at. this time.   AYhat is going to be done  Turner people, Mr.. ISberts and others., the   Province;   pending  this,  however,   m0 Herald.', \ .        'about. It?    AVe have supported candl  As a matter ot fact, the alliance was  they should admit them to the unions       -..-.-..    '..���i ___,  ;   *-uj j oneu canai-  thrown up by the Government when it   to -protect   themselves.  .      ������ ,. FRIENDS OF LABOR  was first mentioned by the Turner peo-      After :Mr.. J.   Peary, had  -moved   a ; -.-   :   * R.^iNDS Oi   LABOR.    pie. Several men proffered to conic vote of thanks to Mr. Smith and the Organized labor of the Nelson Rid- tlcs aml to bring in other legislation  into the Government, but there was Chairman, the meeting broke up with' ing of West'Kootenay showed on Fr'l- calculated to remedy the evils und-r  not any compromise ,of a single prin-eheers for the Chairman Mr. Ralph day night,: in no uncertain voice, which the working classes �����ito,- ���,,.  cinle       'Mr.   Kellle  recently  told "the   Smith and the Independent Labor can- where  they stood when  the delegates   ���.w   . ,      fa l-*HS!*!-.s ""ei.   And  1 . .,u_._,. �� _...   .,      .,-,.-       .... . ��* iiat   n.iie   11,01-   (ir.-.,.,.,iiui,n.,..      'ri,-,  dates right along who made specious  promises to restrict the Inllux of Asia-  wiiat  have   they  ucompllshedv  statute books of the 1'rovTnc  opportunities  neglected���and  of gross  blank so  as relief for the masses   is   con-  from  the different labor organizations  of  Nelson  anUjated   with   the  Nelson statute books or-the''Province tell of  Trades and Labor Council met in Fraternity. Hall.    Mr.   R-   Robinson   was negligence���their  1,-,���u  ���',.��   ������    ,  elected   to  the   chair,   and   after   the f���       '       "leU   1,ates ale   bIulllt B0  speaker that the real reason why Mr.   dldates,  Martin  voted, against the Redlstrlbu- ��� ������.. .-  r ^rz^:Jo\��:s^Tt^: uwmm mmfUTOiEJL  went for me on the floor of the House      : "~      ���   .  and I want to defeat him."    The man '    On looking over this platform there political   situation; in   the   riding  had  who was capable of doing .things like   will  be  found  two planks-containing been discussed, the following esolution  oerned.   Their duty   then   is   to  elect  this should not beat the head of af-   principles so profound that one is led was unanimously adopted;   "Resolved;. men from their own ranks, in whom  fairs.    Mr. Martin got ..the power by   lo think that these were Inserted by That we, the representatives of the sev-   they have confidence  who win nm i  the'misuse of a holy prerogative, by the  men who are fit to rank with states- :.esai .trades  and   labor  organizations ,��,..���..���., ,,���',������ ,, '.'       ,  ' exercise .of an  inlluence    that would   men; There  is  a  definite idea about here assembled, hereby place on record       ,    " "^ monoP��llsts and capitalists,  have to be accounted for at the hands   planks 4 and 5 which merits close".at-" our. appreciation of the valuable ser-  and who'Will take a firm stand, never  0! the jieople of the Province.    Any-   tentlon on the part of those who make vices rendered- to the cause of organ-  wavering until they have succeeded in  way he got the power. ,, their living by the sweat of their faces. |zed labor by John Houston,  and,  in   accomplishing  the  oblects  .i,���., ���,������,  A Voice���"He's a traitor." Compare these   with  the   ambiguous further acknowledgment of the same,   ,,.,..,   nK.������       , ,,,,,��� *    v "'   ATr-.cmpl1-..'j|-_ivMiitY.i,ri.-kiioiv_Avhat--g^^ AMIIlams arc such  kind of   -������-���-  AN UNHOLY ALLIANCE  AA'ould.you believe It?    He  up at every election���such as "tlie land John Houston1, as, the. representative  for the settler," etc. During every 0f the Nelson Riding In the next Leg-  campaign    we   see     candidates   who   islature,  and  pledge  to  him  our un-  hc made.    Would,you believe It?    1-10   luml)le ovei. oac��� other In order to-do dlvlded'and hearty support."  asMtl!C7,riw!!^���it7  something for the "working man," as The  0rgan,tftHon8  ,-eprosented  w  were going into the unholy '-'"nbin.i    |f - the  work|ng man  nocM  cuddlliiS the Mlners. union. No. SG; Cnrpent.  tlon with the government.    He asked   l;ny ���lt���.e than oUlei. ma,i,                    '.Union,   No.   624;    Watchmakers    f  '-e' llB'i,l,<e,u =nod,lot'1'^.'J'fVnn ,lewellers.  Brotherhood  of  Trainmeln,   AVl.cn he goes to the ballot box ho will  planks.   Plank No. 4 says:   "j hat no No,   fi'S;. Plumbers,'-Gns   and   Steam-   ,,���    ������u���in���,   n-             ,  .       .  public  land   be  alienated   by  deed  or fillers' Union; Barbers' Union, No  340-          eonsultlng   his   own   interests   and  them Into his Parlor.  A voice���"He's no.good." (Laughter.)  Mr. Smith: "He went to Mr. Duns-  tnulr and talked of the defeat of the  Government. '\A'e made a contract,'  he said, 'and, of course, we must keep  It.' How careful he was to keep the  contract," continued Mr, Smith.   With  vere  nrpentcrs'  and  "men, and-in voting for them results  may be expected to be achieved of a  highly satisfactory character. Thu  workingman bus been fooled long enough, it is time for hiim to recognize  the situation    and    act    accordingly.  crowngrant to corporations or Individ  mils, but that it be leased in perpe  tuity,  subject  only   to  a  fair rental   union] No. S,12t;   Painters' Union,  value."  Bricklayers and Masons' International   those'of'his wife und family,  to say  Union,   No.   .1;    Laborers'   Protective  nothing of the general prosperity and  onlurged advancement of the country,  Plank No. 5 says:   "Tbut all  taxes   t|icy  There were 27 delegates present, and   by exerclslng his frnnclilao lii support  icy represented a membership of. 800,   ������ .,.. ��� ���.  .. ...   ......    .......  of the candidates of tlio  Independent  Labor Party.      ,  DIXON AND WILLIAJIS.  In 2* hours after he had been railing  n���  {mhllilry tt���d  tlle  p,.0d���cts of in- , ���d they wereTndiv de   In       Ir op���-  at the Government on the unholy al- ,lustl-y. be gradually abolished, and the |onSi-     J                       "    "    '      ��P'  llance nuestion, he was Inviting those  revcmie3 oC ,liuniclpal and provincial Referring to the above unequivocal  very men to go Into the Government.  goverlllncn. be derived from a tax 01 support of the policy of Hie Provlnda  Not only was there an unfair use  in  ,una vu|ucs_���            .��� *           l          0����y ol"���f���lnc n|  calling  upon  Mr.  Martin   to   form  a     u wi��� be seen that, under tlil^Hys- .,Tne actlor10? the ImbI trade, Md  Government, but It was kept up and   lB,     1)0 new taxes nre ,��� be invented |ator%;^0t^B^���t.aletS^  men were taken Into the Government^ hnpos(!ll.   A��� lhal needs t0 be aone ������������,���,"�����,    endorsing  the  cndWat-  who never were, and  never cuud bo  is t    llbollah aI1 ex|atllie taxes except u,.e of johlf HoUgton  ,s    .��� to     J.  the   representatives  of  the   people  ol ,th��� ono.   lt ���as been amply demon- slb|e   ^\B[mrfc^^ statement   of The  this Province, and men who had since   stl,,u.d    by    the    110ted     stailstlcan. Nelson   ..j,|nel."   t,mt  candidate   Hail  to  leave  their, places in  the Cabinet.  T]los_ ,a  shearman,  in  his  "Natural ,s roce|V|nB the support of tho labor  tho Central" Commllteu  Rooms of the  l'^Kyt!rrl!n!alI,e���,!!ri,���:TMilll0";'  that    all    taxes    together organizations.   At the convention last independent Labor party on Saturday  earlier  if. any other man  could  have  WOUid not absorb half the rcn   of the evening  there  wore   ten   im-ii  ������i�����     1 ��� .  ,   ���"���                              ,  been  procured.    And  yet  Mr.  Marlin  lana.  and n0 attempt has ever been Sprewnlea^^                                             laSl Wa" 'l 1>1'o,10U'lcCl1 ����"��'"'���'   ' ' unanimously  ?or 'VbffiK''11'''1"8 *" DU,d Wtth Mtl"B"'lta  SATUIIDAA'   NIGHT'S  MlCIO'i'lNG.  Nutwitlistaiidliig the cuiintei-attrac-  tlon iu the Market Hull, wheru (lie  Hon, J. C. Brown and thu Government  candidates held forth,  the meeting In  wrote, him   a   letter  expressing   great  made to refute Ihe statistics given.  regret that he had seen fil to send in  his ri  that  Marli  the  __���. ��� ,   ...... . wage oarners  things which I do not believe can ever  its rent; or, to use simpler terms, it Is   0f Nelson do not propose to turn down  taste'   and   exhibited   that  feeling  of  be carried put." the present market value ot the land-  a man W]10 has proven hie friendship assurance which goes a long way to  '    <>"  and  Labor


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