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 R. G. BUCHANAN,  Crockery, China, Glassware, Fancy  (ioods, Plated IV'ure, l,ninp  -    Goods. Cutlery nnd  .Supplies. . ,  406-408 Westminster Ave..  VOL. 1.  G. E. Macdonald & Co.  Wellington   and   Coiuux   coal.   Any  quantity from a hkMu, to a KXi-ton order .  Ton |fi, Jif-tou |S.25.}4-ton fl."X  ���j Hunkers���Foot of A boot t ������tr-.-et; tele-  Itliimu aw.   Up-town otth'u���  612 Hastings St. West  'Phone ilu.  VANCOUVER; B. C, SATURDAY, JULY. 28, 1900.  ��MC0LIVER LABOR PARTY.  There was a Jtalr attendance at the  convention of the new Labor Party,  lield In the Union Hall on Wednesday  evening. The meeting was culled to  order by Mr. II. Cowan, who explained  tli�� aims und objectsof the convention  -and-that, at the. meeting held on July  4th, lie Was. Instructed to call a public  meeting af aill citizens Jn sympathy  ivlth and willing io join the now Labor  JPanty, the meeting to .be held on this,  Wednesday, evenliug, for the purpose  ��f completing' organization. It was  therefore cailedin order to civet olli-  curs and toadopt a.'"constitution.  The Secretary, Mr. Joh>n Morton,  read tlje minutes oif ithe preltinliiary  meeting, which were adopted.  ��� Mr. John Peary then .moved, second-  red by Mr. R. -Macplverson; that a constitution and by-laws ibe adopted.  Carried. - -  ���  'By consent, the .rules of the Winnipeg: Labor Party were read,^ and* after  due consideration, were'amended as  follow^:- >  ','    VANCOUVER LABOR PARTY".  Ijaibor Party of Vancouver  Kami.-���That this party be known as  ���the Labor Party...'of Vancouver.  Objects���To study economic subjects  affecting the welfare of.Labor and the  promulgation' of Information regarding  same; and also to secure for Labor a  jiist share of the wealth it produces  by such '-means as the obtaining representation from our own ranks In the  ���parliamentary and municipal, bodies of  the country. . I  Qualification for Membct-ship.  Sec.  1.   Any person  may become a  nnembor of 'this'Party who is III'sympathy with our principles, and who Is  "willing  to  forswear allegiance  to all  other existing political, parties; ^Provided: that three-fourths df-the'mem-  3>ers of the Party shall be wage-earn-  "ors; but this restriction shall not apply-  to farmers.  :Sec. 3. . All  candidates ,for ��� member  receive all monies paid Into the Party,  and nt the close of each meeting pay  the same to the treusurer, from whom  he shall take m receipt; he shall keep  a correct -account with each member,  with full name, residence and occupation. The financial secretary shall Issue a card of membership to each  member,'and sign same; and shall book  in Ills ledger the exact date and payment of dues. He shall keep the cash  book.  Sec. lii. The financial secretary shall  keep n book with the obligation and  constitution inserted, and shall have  inserted from time to time all new  by-laws that are for the government  of this Party, the said book to be signed by new members with their full  name, Address 'an<T occupation' after  the obligation has been read to them  by the presiding officer.  Sec. 1G. Tlie financial secretary shall  keep an Itemized account of all,receipts  and.'expenditures and have the same  entered in his ledger. He shall make  a written report quarterly as' to the  numerical and financial islanding of  the party for the preceding quarter.  Secl-l'i". The treasurer shall receive  from the financial secretary all monies  collected and give a receipt for same;  he shall make no disbursements with  out the sanction of the Party, and only  ���Constitution; 'Alms arid Objects of the | upon an order signed by the president  -   ���     ~ and recording secretary.  See.-18. .The treasurer shall make an  itemized statement quarterly for the  precluding: quarter of, all monies received and paid out by him, and submit  his: books at any time for Inspection  when called., upon to do so at  any regular meeting, and perform such other-duties, as-the-Party  may require. His books shall be produced for Inspection at the first regular meeting .after any complaint has  been made and recognized.  Sec. 19. The treasurer' shall file a  bond with the president of the Party  in siicri. amount as shall b'e fixed by  the Party, as security for funds and  the faithful performance of his duties,  and he. shall not at any time be allow-  ed'to^hold more monies than his bond  amounts to.  .Sec. 20. '.The'statistician', shall keep  a -record In tabulated form for convenient reference by the Party on subjects  Second Vice-President���Mr.    P.    Atkinson. ,  Recording Secretary���Mr. J. Morton.  Financial Secretary���IMr. J. Pearey.  Treasurer���'Mr. J. A. Dlbden.  Statistician���'Mr. George Hunt.  The    newly-elected   'President  then  thanked' ,the  meeting    for  the honor  conferred  upon, him,' and assured * all  that he would do lvls utmost to carry  out the alms of jthe Party. '  "On motion the election ot the standing committees was left over till the  nest uncoiling. ���  lit was moved by Mr. H. Cowan, seconded, by IMr. Pearey, and carried:  "Thar the'President of the Dominion  Trades and Labor Congress, MT. Ralph  Smith, be asked to call a convention  of delegates throughout the -Province,  representing organized labor, for the  purpose of drawing up a platform and  organizing a Provincial! .Labor Party  Convention, to be hold In Vancouver  on or about Labor Day."-,  The meeting then adjourned. *  The Lo.bor Party will hold meeting's  on the second and fourth Wednesdays  in each monith, the next meeting to 'be  held on August 8th.  NO. J.s.  means do not exist for having disputes   frayed out of the money .provided for  submitted  to a conciliation  board  fori the purpose by Parliament  the district or trade, he may appoint  any person or persons to Inquire into  the conditions of the district or trade,  and to confer with the employers and  employed, and,; If he thinks lit, with  any local authority or body, as to the  expediency of establishing a conciliation board for such district or trade.'  "I think It proper to lay before you  ly and grasp Its full significance apart  either from the utterances of those who  .think that the Government has gone  .too far and those who think that It  has not gone far enough in this direction.  three times the number of fishermen  , are fishing (thanks to the canners' in-  '12. An annual report with reaped traduction of the Jap un the river)  to the matters transacted by him under more than should be, the men are com-  thlci Act shall be made by the minis- pel'ed 10 tell their llsh at a higher rate  tor to the Governor-General and rihall to live und pay expenses, because leas  be laid before Parliament within the llsh are caught .per man than formerly,  first fifteen days of each oesslon there- Then the fishermen have another combine to contend with, namely, the cord  MAXWELL INTERVIEWED.  The   Member for Burrard on Labor  Legislation.  (Continued  from last week.)  "Another very important.."bit. of; leg?  'station was the bill introduced by the  Hon. Mr.  Mulock entitled  'An  act to  ,, ,   .. .. -,     .., .   m I .way  to -prevent strikes and lockouts  aid in the prevention and settlement of   \- ,      ,,     ="���"�����" *V  > ���     Is   to  make   them   Impossible   by   the  trade disputes,.and to'provide for the'I  '��� As I said in.the House I say now,  ���that I hail this Bill with a great ilea,  'of'.satisfaction, . 1 have a horror of  all strikes as I have of war, for a  strike Is between employers and employees what war is Detiveen nations  51'. believe strikes -have been justifiable  'Jlist as war lias been justifiable, out  tlie victory gained has been won every  lime at tremendous cost. I have be-jn  in them,'and: know bitterly what-they  are. I have suffered, and know whereof I apeak. This is neither'the time  ���nor ���the'.'place'.'to dilate upon these  iiplnts,' but I have very bitter memories 'of strikes, ��� and* the tyranny of  masters, and these will most likely  go with ime to my grave. Objection  has been made to this 15111,' because  arbitration is not made compulsory. It  ;isa defect I grant, butone that can  and will be remedied before long. There  is no doubt���in my mind but that the  New Zealand method Is the best  method,  for  the sensible  and  logical  of.'  "I need not dwell upon the importance of this step. You know it as well  as I do. Already the Government i.*  doing its utmost to carry out both the  letter and spirit of the act. A gentleman well competent'to do this work  has been appointed, and I would not  be a bit surprised if a well-known  labor man in British Columbia-should  be asked by the Government to-carry  out the conciliation ipart of the Bill  (To Be Continued.)  1  chip inu3t be proposed and "sooondod by j pertaining  to  reform  members  of  the  Party;   and  a two-  thirds vote of the members present at  any regular meeting shall 3ae necessary  to admit' an applicant.  Obligation.  iSec. 3.   The pledge to which all proposed - members t ofthe" Iiabor - party  must subscribe; before being admitted  to   the  rights  of   membership  Jn   the  Party shall read as follows.:  I, a member of the Labor Party of  '���"Winnipeg, do hereby pledge myself to  ".���ifeupport' by. my inlluence and my vote  all; nominees of the Labor Party in any  -and all election; contests as long as I  remain a member of the,said,Party.  Sec. 4. No initiation fee -will be  charged. The quarterly dues will be  twenty-five cents, payable in advance.  Any. member six months In arrears  shall be debarred from voting on matters appertaining to the Party.  Misdemeanors.  Sec. 5.- Whenever an officer or raem-  ���ber Is charged with neglect of duty,  misdemeanor,' or for violating the principles of this Party, such charge shall .   -  ���    ~ ��- ��,,,,��.,,i���.t,n,  Ur cuu-  ' lie,.presented In writing and referred   scnting thereto.    The  first-named  on  government In  this and in foreisn countries, and shall  present his report to the Party semiannually.  Sec 21.���Xo ofTleer'of this party shall  appear on any public platform at any  meeting of any political,party, other  than tills unless so'delcguted'andj authorized by this'Party.' "-'�����-  '���'Committees.  Sec. li*;. There, shall be two standing  committees subordinate to the executive, viz., educational and organization.  (a). Tlie educational'committee*-shall  consist ot five members in good standing; and' their duty shall be to select  subjects for discussion aiid study,  supervise the literature issued by the  Party, and prepare the' programme for  each" meeting.    '���      ������'      ��� '.  .'  (b) The organization committee shall  consist of oiie member'for each ward,  and their duty shall'be'to'extend'the  Party by agitation and distribution of  literature authorized by the Party.  publication, of statistical industrial 'information.'-- The short title is Athe  Conciliation Act.'1900.' The Act encourages' the .formation of conciliation  boards. Clause four is of particular  importance, and reads thus:  "'When a difference exists or is apprehended' between an employer or any  class of "employers and workmen,''or  between different classes of workmen,  the minister may, if he thinks fit, exercise all or any of the following powers, namely:  " '(Jb.)    take such  stejis  as  to   nhn  seam expedient for the purpose of enabling the parties to the difference to  meet together, by themselves or'their  representatives,  under the presidency  of a chairman mutually agreed upon  or nominated.by him,or by sqme_othcr  person  or-body, -with a view to  the  amicable settlement of the- difference;  (c.)    on  the application of employers  or workmen Interested, and after* taking Into consideration the existence and  adequacy of means available for conciliation  in  the  district or; trade  and  the 'circumstances; of the case, appoint  a person, or 'persons to act as conciliator or. as a bpard'of conciliation; : (d.)  on the application of both parties to  the difference, appoint an arbitrator or  arbitrators.    (2.)    If any person Is so  appointed to act as conciliator, he shall  inquire   Into   the   causes  and   circumstances of the difference by communication -with' the parties, and- otherwise  shall endeavor to bring about a settl  strong arm  of the law.   This system  /works well  in our sister colony; \ and  -'there' Is'no reason'why :It. should, not  work well in Canada.   Wnen we have  -said' this,' however, we must not forget that'a. great deal has been, done  and can be done through the machinery of this law-, wisely and energetically carried out. *'-We have had two very  good Illustration's in British Columbia,  and  of recent  date.    There  was'the  dj^mte in Kootenay.   ���At  the request  '. of British Colunjb'ia members, and others    interested;, the  Government    appointed Mr. Clute to make a searching  examination. . He>di4 so and  among  other things advised ���conciliation.  Then  came efforts���the,combined  efforts of  MrYCurtis.Mr. ���SmlthVandYMr. Clute,  land, as a "result!, the/, differences were.  jqetflPd. agreeably: to .'ail-parties..  Then  *;Vve h'an tne'steveubre-aisp'ute-iriiyau-:  'couver..  Before the men laid-the mat-'  ter, before I me", -various ..attempts., had  been  made  to  settle  the  differences,  biitwithout success. 'I wrote' the manager; of '- the' company'inforniing' him in  a-gentie way. that'nunless, the .dispute  ;was;settled I  would  be cbmipelled'.to  put the alien 'Bill in force" I received  aJYvery courteoui* reply,  and,  among  other things, the manager stated that  he would like, to meet: me andtalkthe  LETTERS TO THE EDITOR.  'Y     PISHBRiMEN'S 'TROUBLES.   '  Editor independent. It is a pleasure  after reading the fulsome toadying of  the three daily papers to the Canners'  Association of this Province to be able  to turn to one paper at least which is  .fearless enough to espouse the Fisher-,  men's cause,  not because    they    are  iiyorklngmen and fishermen,    however,  but because the cause of these men is  Just.    There are always  two sides to  every question,  but one would  think j  from the daily papers of this city that  there was only one, and that cause the'  canners'.    t venture   to-assert \ that  nine-tenths  of  the  rubbish  published,  the' threats which are going to be carried out, air come from the one source  ���the  Canner's���.for    the    purpose    of  drawing 'the sympathy from 'the. Fishermen's" side to 'the  banners'." And,  practically epeakiiig, thus far to a certain  extent,  they have, succeeded���not  through the truthfulness of the statements made liowever',',but by the untruths appearing in print from time to  time.as coming from the'mouths of the  .'canners 'contradicting 'statements'   of  representative fishermen. -  ���':".'.���'���  .The cannei-s dare not face an audience of fishermen, and repeat'their misleading statements.    Their utterances  may satisfy a body like.the Board of  Trade anil Induce it to apply for help  to back, the canners in their '���intimidation  to the fishermen,  which'culminated on Monday night'In the calling out  of-.the :mllitlaY"Y    ..-���;,.-.'-.  ? .���*.-   -:  Y';The.:coerclnir-of.the. alp.fish'errneri.."to  ;flsh',:''6he' of "the. 'greatest:-; outrages  against Ythei-Vpeaceful .inhabitants ,*of  this Province, was due to the calling  ;out; of; the militia. I would ask in all  'fairness if 40 Cahners, who,'call thern-  'selve's a Combine, are"going to be: allowed 'special'privilage's;that others in  the.humblerwalks of life cannot have?  I beiieve the fact Is simiply  md  net combine, which regulates, the  price  of  nets   which   has  gone   up   in  price considerably since Its.forma tlon.  thus making-it harder for the fisher- :  men.    Taking it all round  the fisherman's  life  is  a hard  cue.    The  canners take good care they lie abed whilst  the, fishermen  make  money  for, them,  and  because they asl: for.a share of  the  profits   which   their own   energies  have  made  they  are  eaJled ' from; pig  to   dog.    If  this' locic-oiit   is   lost   the  Fishermen's Protection Union :wili; still .  grow  stronger  and   firmer   than   ever:  to do and dare another year to maintain Its rights.    It has fought a noble  fight which   will   rebound  with credit  In :the annals of trades union history.  Victory and all  things come :to  thise.'i  who wait.    This is simply a .struggle; ���  for existance.. It is not a ^truiigle for  extortion assume would have the pubi  lie believe.   It is a struggle for bread-  to eat.   These men have  been living  the. lives of slaves  long enough  and Y  nothing they have asked for Is extor- ;  tionate or unjust, considering the state  of things the canners themselves have  brought about, and  who are alone  to  blame   for   the   trouble.     Cannot   the  public see'that the' canners, who have  been instrumental,  so it is said, and,  I : believe with  truth,  in  bringing, the   :  number of Japs over here  to fish for .  them In "such large numbers and,  too,   .  'procure  licenses   for  them.   It  is   as-    ..  serted aUo'; thn*. i;iev  have even paid'.:'   ���  the "cost of licenses in advance for the ;������  Japs.   I say.: cannot you see; this is a:   ���  set .plan of the canners'-: to freeze the,.:  :'V  white fishermen off the waters of th,e  Fraser. Tills being the case," why blame:  the'fishermen for not accepting a stateY; ��� ���:���������  of things thai they -have not created'*; .:  Why ask. him   to, accept' terms   that   ;,.  .which is Impossible for white,men" to,;    ;  live"on?    If the canners will recognize'   -  the fishermen's union and agree to set   .  the  price of tish  with  tliem,..'it could:   'Y  havi.1 been done two months ago. .'������-;  :       Y     J.'.H. WATteON". ;Y.  ; Vancouver, July ���;6,*1900y'*   * Y":     Y"      .'  .   MILl-'MA  AND  STRIKERS,     ;:;  "  'Editor Iiitlependerit:.  Thiis- Is;-:'a'-'serious  question., to., face���a,- verjr^ serious-.;  questldn".'," OneYcahhotYreslst :-the':;con'-"  iviptloii that Ifi'the'militia'..cbmeYfeaicJi"',  after taking the life'of one, white man-  then  blood1 guiltiness  will  rest -upon.'  :theni. '..This,, at any rate,. Is .the' fixed;  "belief'of the.majority;of, the.people. oC  /Vancouver.: The same  thlrig.tnay ;,be'  stated iii other words 'in this wise���if.Y  in: obedience to' the orders of their superior officers the. men had fired upom  Sec. 21'.   No . member   siliall  be'  ap  I ment of the difference, and.shall-report  pointed on-a committee, unless present | J1,'", p������';?';.dinsf '0^the���"^lnister*.   (3;'  t the  time of appointment,  or con-        " ' <������--  ito.a special committee of five members  ;,,    *tii be'elected :.by- the Party, and which  shall Investigate the same Impartially.  The  committee  shall   report   as  soon  ���as possible, and If   according   to   Its  report the charges be/sustained, such  officer or member may be'expelled by  v     a majority vote of the members yrosent  ���at iany regular meeting.  Officers.  Sec. C.   The ��� officers   of   this   Party  ���shall consist of a President, First and  Second Viee-:Presldents, Recording and  Corresponding Secretary and Financial  Secretary,  Treasurer and Statistician,  all of whom shall be nominated and  ���  ��lectedi with their consent only, at the  .annual   meeting  In  January  In   each  year.    All officers  of  this Party shall  tie elected by ballot, and must receive  a majority of all votes cast.  Sec. 7.   On an officer absenting hlm-   aelf_from_ lliree. consecutlve-ineetings  without reasonable excuse, his office  ahull be declared vacant, and the Party  Khali at once proceed to elect his'-'successor. An officer so elected shall enter  upon his duties at once.  Sec. 8. The elective officers of the  Party shall constitute an Executive  Committee, three of- whose members  shall form a quorum at any regularly  called meeting;'  Sec. 9.   For the transaction of regular liusilnctfs of flic T'ur-ty, nine mem-  bers shall constitute a quorum.  .     Sec. 10.   Regular, business   meetings  shall be held at least once a month;  and  an agllntion  meellng,  consisting I  of lectures nnd discussion on the political situation, at least once a month.  Duties  of Ofllcers, .'  o  Sec: 11. Tlie duties of the chairman  shall be administrative only; he shall  possess no nominating "or appointing  power on committees. All committees  shall be elected by vote of the Party.  Sec. 12. The vice-president shall assist the president In the discharge of  liis official duties, and fill his place In  wise of temporary absence.  -Sec. 13. The: recording and corresponding., secretary shall keep  tho correct minutes \ of. each  meeting,'.read and preserve all documents and correspondence, Issue all  summonses for meetings when directed by the president, draw and' sign  all legal orders on the treasurer, and  perform such other, duties as. the party  shall direct, or as prescribed in' the  constitution.  Sec. H.   The financial secretary shall  Bantley.  the coininittee shall be the convener  thereof,;'' but a'committee when organized 'Cdh'Uppoljit its own chairman and  secretary.     , .  Auditors.  Sec. 2A. The duties of the auditors  shall be to make a ti annual audit of  the books and rejwrts .of the financial  secretary: and treasurer, and. make a  written report to their audit to the  Party.  Amendments and. Alterations.  ���Sec. 2U. NoLlce of any' amendment  to, or '.alteration or suspension of this  constitution must be given In writing  at a regular meeting previous to "that  at which action is to be taken; i;and  such action shall not be taken except  at a regular meeting of the Party, and  With the concurrence of atwo-thirds  vote of the members present.  Parliamentary  R"leSj__*-   Sec. 2(1. The rules of parliamentary  procedure shall govern this Party in  all cases lu which they are applicable,  and in which they''are not inconsistent  with the By-ln.ws of this Party.  Order of Business.  Sec. 27.   The   order   of   business   at  meetings of this Party shall be as follows:  If a settlement of the difference Is effected either by conciliation or by; arbitration, a memorandum of the terms  thereof shall be drawn uj- and signed  thereof, shall be drawn up and signed  by the'parties or'their representatives,  and a copy, thereof shall bo delivered  to and kept, by the Minister.  " '5. It shall be the duty of-- the  conciliator to promote conditions favorable to a settlement by endeavoring  to allay distrust, lo remove causeis of  friction, to promote good feeling, to  restore confidence/and to encourage  the parties to come together and themselves effect a settlement, and also, to  promote agreements between employers and employees with a view to tho  submission of differences to conciliation or arbitration before resorting to  strikes or lockouts.  " '0. The conciliator or conciliation  board may, when deemed advisable,  Invite others to assist them in the work  of conciliation. . . _  " '7. 'If, "before ii settlement Is effected and while the difference is under  the  consideration   of  a conciliator  or  . .   a case of  Capitalistic  pressure ^.brought  to  bear -,- .      . ---���.���-..������������.-����,  on the present Government at Victoria antl kl!,ed any of their countrymen, in  ,:-.-. ^----,-���:,---���- ���������-.-�������� "������-'^"^ ?who was instrumental in getting three *the eyes of. theaieople they would have-  matter-over with ^-view to. a,'.settle- imi^istrates" ��6'sigh.-:-"the'"6rder.'calling '"been.guilty, of murder.. Knowing this,  ment." I.was then.In Ottawa, "but made   mif ,,,��� ���,���,���_  -:.;Y.....  .. ���-     -������ - . --    -  arrangements to have a conference  with him. After a time nothing was  gained, and then I received a. telegram  asking .for the enforcement .. of, the  Alien Act. Mr. Bremner���a true friend  of 'labor and one of,,:my boys in the  battle, of 1896���wasi then in Ottawa do-'  ing. ydeman service for; the. miners' iii-;  t'enests in .the Kootenays.; ..Without.  flattering .my friend : he commended,  himself all round and especially to the  put the militia. iLet.'us hope' that the  matter will, not' be allowed to drop.  Now, as regards the fishermen's cause.  If - there was a possible chance for  them to. ma.ke ?25 out. of the offer of  the canners, I am sanguine that the,  fishermen'would accept it.but the, facts  are that: at 20 cents a. fish all; round,  supposing it had been offered, the fishermen would loose/money. The oldest  of. the' fishermen claim they could not  Premier, both:by his-words ana;deeds. ��*��' ������  t^"tlf�� Rs\ this \%��m  I "got' him appointed at once  to deal A1"�����;Pe"�� *% "���� vthlsn7"'d mea" ?200'  with this question,: and am happy to ��*l ?. f.^h'ch f^ w0^av^ W  say that in a.'very'short" time without ���^��,   "  tfhe b��f puI1,Yr'  ���'0J}W  any .-compulsion-.,,, settled', the : dispute J^MctJ.10_*I. * liC?nce and ?2�� fo:  toi'the.satisfaction', of,ail: concerned.;, I  trueAvbnienwould shudder evermore*  to touch their hands.   They would sajv '  some other woman's son wus unjustly,  'killed..    This, ,is; a; .serious/..matter.  ���Brothers being called.upon to kill their .  own" countrymen   and ''friends,   merely  because they ilnsist on their rights; We:  'sincerely,  hope   there   will-* be , no   one  ���killed,  but even so militia .men,, both  qfftcers  and   privates,   have   disgraced  the good Queen's uniform by'going out  oh  this business.;'������;������" F\ WtLLTAMS.   '  Vancouver, July 27th,, 1900.  regret that the services of the officers  of the Government havenot been called inby the fishermen and, the can-  nerymen over their unfortunate dispute, as, I believe, Mr. Bremner could  have; brought It to a pleasing termination. Anyway the Bill has now become law and while I look forward to  the time when the law of New Zealand  will be our law, yet I hope that Canada will soon be a land In which there  shall be no more strikes So much for  this part of the Bill. There is, liowever, another part of it, which is most  "valuliblerarrd "which is also an Imniort-  WANT TO KNOW.  ,���������������,     . ���     .-  ���, ���- ���. ���,    Editor  Independent:. Who stole  the-'  rood for two men for six weeks, andto   canenry. site from  the  peoiple?   Frank-  those who do, not''own'their boats but   Burnett,-of Johnson.& Burnett   Gran-  rent them from the-canners or else-1 Vllle street.  ant concession to the urgent,demands  of the  working classes of Canada.    I  conciliation board, such conciliator or | remeinber; during the contest in, 1S30,  1.  ' -1.  ii.  (i.  7.  "S.  a.  10.:  11.  "12.  Uoil call of ofllcers.  Iteading of minutes, i��� . ,  New members.  Election of oillcers.  Corresponiience and accounts.  Heporis of organizers.  Reports of committees.'  Unlliilslied business.  New, business.  Notices of motion.'  Good and welfare.  Adjournment.  On the motion of Mr. John .Morton,  seconded by Mr. John Peary; the Winnipeg Labor Piarty's platform, as amended, was adopted, the motion being  carried by a unanimous vote.  Mr. Wilby then moved that members  be obligated and enrolled'. Mr. Macpherson seconded the miction, which  wns carried, after which several, members of the Socialist LaJbor Panty withdrew.      . ,  OFFICERS ELECTED.      .  The meeting then elected ofllcers as  follows:  conciliation   board, is  of  opinion   that  some   misunderstanding   or   disagree  ment  appears   to   exist    between    the  piirtles, iui   to ' the  causes : or  circumstances of tlie difference, and, witli a  view to the removal of such misunderstanding  or  disagreement,  desires  an  Inquiry  under oath   into  such   causes  and  circumstances, and,    in    writing  signed by such conciliator or the meiii-  bens of the conciliation board, as  the  ca*e    may  be  coiiimunlcateil    to    Ihe  Minister such desire for Inquiry, and If  tlie  parties  to  the difference  or  their  representatives    In     writing    consent  thereto,  then, on  his "recommendation,  tlle Governor In Council  may appoint  such   conciliator  or  members' of   tile  conciliation  board or some other person     or     persons,    a    commissioner |  or      commissioners,      as      the     case  may    be,    under    the    provisions    of  the    Act    respecting    Inquiries    concerning   public   mutters, ���' to    conduct  audi   inquiry,   and, .for  that  punpose,  niny   confer   upon' him   or   them   the  powers which under the said Act' may  be conferred upon commissioners.  "'8. Proceedings before any conciliation or arbitration' board shall be  conducted In accordance with the regulations of :such conciliation  or ar  bitration  board,  as  the case  may be,  President-Mr. George Wilby (unanl-   <"* ns  ls agreed   upon   by the parties  mnuj-).' t0 "e difference or dispute.  ���Plrnt   .Vice-President���(Mr. ...George      "'9.   If  It  appears  to  the minister  that 1n any district or trade adequate  the able editor of The Independent  who did me Invaluable services by his  speeches on^my behalf, spoke very  strongly about the need there was for  accurate statistical information relating to the conditions of labor. The  various trade organizations .made repeated demands for the creation .of this  department, and that the same should  be done .for organized und unorganized  labor us' was being done for agriculture. 1 lay before your renders that  part ol' the Illllwhlch ci.rrles out their  wishes In this respect:  "'10.   With n view to the'dissemination of accurate .statistical and other  Infoiiniiillon relating lo the cojulftlons  of labor,  the  minister shall  establish  and  have charge  of a department, of  labor, which shall collect, digest, and  publish In suitable form statistical and  other Information relating to the  conditions iif labor, shall Institute und conduct.'Inquiries   Into   Important   Indus-  trul questions upon which adequate Information may not at present be available, and Issue at least once In every  month a  publication  to  be  known ns  the Labor Gazette,  which shall  contain information regarding'conditions  of the labor market and kindred subjects, .and shall be distributed or procurable In accordance with terms and  conditions In that behalf prescribed by  the minister.  " '11.   The expenses incurred in  the  carrying out of this Act shall be de-  .where, $20, making a total'of.expenses  (���without counting small things) ;-J221;  Thus it will be seen that.the fishermen  would come out $21 in debt.. And, Mr.  Editor, I can produce hundreds of fishermen whose experience, for the last  five years has been the same. However, there are exceptions, but "1 am  informed they are of men who receive  favors from the. manager of the cannery' for certain    emoluments    which  cannot   be   here  naiiied^ Now,LsJj-L���I.  claim���th~afith"ls-ls���Sb"t"-a sq"uare deal  on the part of the canners or the"public, to  expect men : to    accept  terms  which they know will put them in debt.  If the system' is Wrong ���which  create  these  circumstances  don't   blame   the  llslierinen   for not  accepting  a  condition which .will work to his own disadvantage".    It   Is   wearisome  to  hear  men say you  had  better compromise.  A man  Is not compelled   to accept n  price for his labor If he thinks it deserves   more.      If   the   conditions   nre  such that the canners cannot afford to  pay more, which they assert they cannot,  their tlie conditions  which  make  this slate of uKali-s sh.mld be allered.  Hut lo blame the fishermen for not accepting- these  terms    Is    unfair    and  absurd.   There Is no one Inllils city  who would: nccupt   remuneration   for  services given  without  first considering  whether  It   would   be   worth   his  wlille.   There Is not n business man In  this city who could sell his goods and  live  on  a loss.    Therefore,   I  contend  that the fisherman Is In a similar position.    Again   if he  can  live  in   this  province for ten  months  in  the year  without  the canners he certainly can  live the rest of the year, without filling the canners'  pockets  at  his own  expense.    To  hear  some people   talk  one  would    Imagine    the    fishermen  should accept the terms of the canners  off-hand. Everything for the last three  years has been against the fishermen.  In years gone by, when licenses were  not.so. plentiful, men,could sell all. the  fish they could catch;. Then they could  afford   to   take  a. little less  for  their  fish., but  In  these days when two or  ' .Who aided him in the theft?.; The  late government alias Joe Martin et aL '  Who'Yconfirmed' the" 'theft? The'  'Durismulr-Turtier -rag-tag and: bobtail (with apologies to Col. Worsnop).  V '."F;   WILLIAMS. -  Vancouver, July 27th. 1900.  ,  ;;:state . of trade.  Improved crop conditions are report-'.  etMn Canada^ Mqij^eirl^wioi'ts.^thui^  "sfiniiFlarge orders from Manitoba, cancelled  some time  ago  in  consequence  of bad crop news, have been renewed.  Some extei.fions of time" are reported  from the far west, however. Good trade  is  noti-il  In 'Quebec.     Toronto reports  new business quiet, except as regards  travellers'   orders,   which   arc   better-  than  a year ago.     Imports are very  large under uhe new tariff.    Canadian  cotton mills '.'ire refusing orders, owing  to the high .price of raw cotton.   Canadian ��� mined Mis.ir with the rise in the  American product.'','Some large orders  from the Yukon are reported at RrllMi  Columbia  const points.     Trade In  the  Interior  of  The 'province  is  stagnant,  howevtr.    Trade. Is fair In v.he'maritime  province?:    Canadian clearings aggrJ--,  gite  $.11.187.;i09,  a   decrease of  H   per  com. from l��st week, but a gain of ri  per cent,  over  lust  year.     Canail'lan  f:illuie:<   for  the   week   number 26,".as  rum:**ired  with 22 last week, 19 In  Wie-  tliis ue';lc a year ago, 17 In 1SH8,  1S97 mu! 31 In 1S0G.  21 In  EXTENDING   BUSINESS.  , G. E. Macdonald & Co. are extending'  'their coal business to Northern Washington.    Several  cargoes of coal  have  already   bee.n   shipped    to    Whatcom.  Fairhaven nnd Anacortes, two- steamers,  the J. L.Card and Selkirk being'  engaged   to   carry   the   consignments.  British Columbia coal is so far superior of the Puget Sound product, thaf  It   brings   a  much   hlsher  price   than '  the   latter.    This   fact 'is .particularly ���  Interesting since   the   Dunsmiiirs   use  only   white  labor  now   In   their  great  mines. THE INDEPENDENT.  SATURDAY..  ..JULY 28-1900  THE INDEPENDENT.  BY  GEO.  B'Aim,iET.  PUBLISHED   WEEKLY   IN   THE   INTEREST  OF  ORGANISED  LABOR  THE INDEPENDENT PRINTING COMPANY.  AT   CT2   HOMER   STREET,   VANCOUVER,   B.   C.  Sri'SCRlI'TlON.S  IN   ADVANCE  A week, ii cents; month, 15 cents; three  mouths, ;i'i ecu's; six months, 05 cents';  one year, '.1.2.*'.  ENDORSED   BY   THE   TRADES, AND  LABOR COUNCIL.   '  <.-i.i'on|*S-��'1C<rEF  SATI'RDAV   .JULY 2S, 11)00  THE  CANNEKYMEN.  We have had a niost unfortunate  strike, ami while we write, although  the canneryiiien are Goliatlirlike full  of boaslfulness, the end Is not yet in  sight. Our remarks have to do with  the cannerymen. Some months ago  these gentlemen formed themselves into a union ���orcombination*. The .men  'followed suit. If it was right in one case  it was right in the other. The cannery-  men were determined to make the fishermen recognize their union, but so  far have refused to recognize the union of ihe men. If it was .wrong for  the fishermen to combine, then It was  wrong for the cannerymen. There  can't lie one law for the fishermen,  and, another for the cannerymen. The.  canenrymen now being united, their  evident intention was to run things  according to their sweet will. The  story runs: that in order to completely  overcome the  whlteman  they brought  ��� in somi! way or another hundreds of  Japs. To the credit of the Japs, and  he. deserves credit up to a. point, and  . to the credit of our'Indian brethren,  both joined with the white man in demanding a fair share of the harvest of  the river. This action was unexpected.  Then came arrests on the most frivil-  ous grounds. Evidently the intention  was to. provoke the men to wrath. To  their honor, they behaved as men who  know that right was on their side.  Not being able to make anything out  of, this child's play, the cannerymen  grew more restless. A special meeting  ���of.-the Board of Trade was' called, at'  ���which a resolution was wired to Ottawa asking the Dominion Government  ; to give'the cannerymen protection.   The  Dominion Government, to their eternal  '"honor, would not bite; ihe request was  funny.     Protection!     What . was   thtj  .. matter?. Nothing.., Who was being assaulted? -No', one. Was there a riot?  No. . Was 'property being damaged.' or  ���destroyed?:.'No. Why this,.call then  for protection?. It was simply hum-,  bug. There was no need for this protection on any ground, and the request  was simply a piece of gall and bluff  to frighten the men; the men would  not   frighten.    Then  came   the  finale.  . Three magistrates���one of them a late  Conservative candidate���appealed for  the 'militia'to be called out. What for?  Echo answers what for.   There was no  , reason on God's, earth for the inilitiia  going out to the Fraser river. What  these magistrates did was a wanton  stretch of their power, and it has  brought odium both,on themselves and  -, all concerned. We regard their action  as a shame and a disgrace, and the  fishermen deserve great praise for the  noble way they have respected the  law. They have fought a hard, clean  battle. ..They have appealed to'no one  for protection; they have felt and acted  all along as if their cause were  their  -._best_iiroteclioii:.they. hayc._.been _treat  f  be recognized. There is no room either  for ihe tyrant or his tyranny. Justice, and justice only. Is all wc ask,  and arbitration Is the only amicable  nnd effective way for settling dispute.  Fifth���A due recognition that workmen  have rights���rights which neither cannerymen can give nor take away. Imagine the maghamliiity of the oimnery-  meii asking the Dominion Government  to take the bread away from an upright citizen, his wife and children,  because, forsooth, he ilured to appose  them, their iplans and devices. ...Is this  again mini-*. Inhumanity to man? We  commend these lines lo those philanthropic gentlemen:  This Is line liberty, whon ficcliorn men,  Having  lo advise Ihe public  nuiy  speak  fli'v;  \\ liich he. who cun und will, deserves high  praise;  Who neither can nor will, nuiy hold his  peace;  What con be justor in n stale lliaii tills?  IiTO'EOTT ITEMS.  Is there  nothing  to  arbitrate?  Mall  awaits  John   Reynolds  at  this  oflice.  Lo! the poor Indian fisherman. What  about Lo!  the poor Avhlte fisherman?  Union men should remember the  business men who "are oillcers in the  pop gun  brigade. c  The air Is so clear In SCuIulund that  objects seven miles a way can' be dls-  tinctl:- seen by  starlight.  A grain of salt should be taken by  those who read Ihe reports in the  dallies from tho seat of war at Steveston.  ed like dogs, their leaders have been  branded us demagogues and agitators;  their claim to sell'tlielr labor in the  best, market has been ruthlessly refused, and ihey come out of the struggle wilh Infinitely more credit than  their antagonists. Wc would urge the  fishermen to demand: First���Due recognition of their union The c-annery-  fen are not wise In refusing this. The  battle of trades unions has been fought  and won long ago. Governments recognize llicni, and employers of labor  all over have gracefully accepted llie  situation. To refuse this Is stupid  ���stupidity. Second���More attention must  Im paid to the japs. There Is no doubt  but thnt'hundreds of them have fraudulently evaded the laws of this country. The fraud must be exposed, and  tlie criminals prosecuted. Third���Better protection must be got for our Indians and white labor, it is nothing  less than a scandal to see how our  men are being driven from pillar to  post by foreigners. Greed and grab  are the bottom of this shameful policy.  Britls-h Columbia Is our heritage.' The  fish is a gift of God, and we have a  right to share in them. 'Fourth���Arbitration, compulsory if necessary, muet  The union patrols titty miles on the  Fraser every day. Consequently reliable reports are received ��at headquarters. .'  In trying to not do anything���on the  cheap labor problem. Dickens' circumlocution office seems to have been  removed  to Victoria.  The militia should not be the tools  of capitalists. We know some ot them,  and they are fine fellows who realize  their helplessness in going to Steveston. The magistrate*, who are the  appointees of the Victoria Government,  and lvsponsible for this dirty plecci of  business, should be/reckoned with by  the people's representatives.  Sound the bugle, blow ihe horn! The  militia turned out at early morn to fly  to the rescue of Japs who have been  brought here to drive the white fishermen off tbe river. How Is this for  high, In a white man's country? The  militia should not be culled out to prevent the white llsherinen holding their  own against Jups. Who pays the piper?  A new and thoroughly suitable,wood  for railroad lies has been found in the  forests ln the northern part of the Argentine Republic. It is the red cuo-  bracho. It Is an exceedingly hard  wood, and In its interior, not alone in  the bark, is 15 to 'JO per cent, of tannin, which keeps the wood from rot-  llnjr. no mutter in whnt'substance It  Is burled/  The fishermen at Steveston have the  use of a 10-roomed house located in the middle of a big field, free  of charge. This place is also used as  the headquarters of the officials as  well as a cook house and commissary  mess room. Some '-ISO to "IBO are fed  there daily. The rations consist ot  bread and butter and coffee for breakfast. In the afternoon bread, butter,  llsh steak, hash, vegetables' and tea  are served, -�� ���     '  If the working nie�� of the Province  had .stood, .by the Independent Labor  candidates we would not nowhave the  militia called out.  '���'  Wc hope our .militia men are not  tools of the capitalists. How many  will resent the Steveston outrage in  the.Vancouver branch?  The arresting of men on trumped-up  charges, who are afterwards dismissed  by the court, should be investigated  and  not allowed to drop.  It is not relished by members of  unions who belong to the' militia-to  be called to do duly and take up arms  against their fellow unionists.  . The delegates and patrolmen of the  Fishermen's union receive no pay for  their, services as is asserted. They  take turns at the post.of duly.  The clerks of this city should make  a demonstration similar to the fishermen In favor of the early-closing movement. There is nothing gained by hiding the light under the bushel.  ���Well done, fishermen. You made up  one of the finest parades of Intelllgtnt  working men ever held in this city.  Hold fast to your union. It's your  only protection. You will yet compel  the canners to recognize it.  A debate on the subject ���'Whether  the people who lived before the Hood  approved of bob-tailed cats," would,  we believe, be more exciting to the  members than the discussion the,other  day on the calling out of the militia.  If Ralph'Smith was not.,In the House-  In all probability It would have been  treated ms a joke. The people simply  won't stand this kind of nonsense. If  this so-called business government Is  a canners' administration they might  just as well go home.  Workingmen should nol be surprised  if Ralph 'Smith is out-voted in his endeavors at Victoria to procure justice  tor the fishermen. Ralph, we know,  will do his duty nobly. His union has  been up against the militia before and  he sympathises keenly with the unfortunates at Steveston. We arc rather  Inclined to believe that the canners  and Jape have more staunch friends at  Victoria than the union men of Steveston or elsewhere. The mock debate  after prayers on .Thursday was both  insincere and cold."'  The canners have announced that  they, will not; pay more for fish than  the prices offered, namely, "10 cents for  the first 600 fish per boat per week,  and 15 cents for all over that,number.  They further state thai written contracts may be obained embodying those  terms, to apply to the whole season,  by fishermen applying to the canneries.  The fishermen won't bite, because the  man applying for a, contract would  be spotted and in all probability blacklisted. The union is the .proper body  to make a contract for all alike.  the player requires to be possesed of  strength of arm, accurate control over  his muscular power, a keen eye to  measure distances, coupled with remarkable staying .powers, both''.physical and mental. For example, sir, go  over to the park on a week eonie Saturday and watch the game at quoits  begin at -say !> or 10 o'clock. Every  man Is there prepared to stay by it  all day. Of course, as ln the tests of  the old Greek and Unman gladiators,  the weaker or less skillful fall out.  Visit the rinks again say at 5, then  you find only two ends going. Now  here i.s the real tug of mental and physical endurance. Twenty-four started,  now only four remain to fight for places: One, two and three. Half an hour  later wc find only one rink going.  These are the men who have stood the  brunt of the buttle all day. They will  not yield-o point to one another, but  strictly obeying each his own guide  who is directing him In the broadest  o' broad Scotch. This reminds one of  Ihe first public quoltlng innich In Vancouver, when, after being beat himself.  A well-known Scott who then bore an  heaven possessed figure-head to his  name, but now adopted an honored  terrestrial stern-post to his cognomen,  directed in the finale of the game. A  well known Englishman who beat him  In the early hours of the fight, and lie  did the directing so well that the Englishman declared he never could have  won the medal, If it had not been for  the instructions of the Scotch in���; and  remarking that he thought he would  have to turn to the "kirk" afer this.  I may mention here, that What I observe In the eastern and old country  papers, In relation to this national  game, lhat quoits are holding their  own. The time 16 not far distant  when we will have quoltlng clubs in  this city. In writing these few lines  about this particular line of sport. I  would like the reader to understand  that a game of quoits is not confined  entirely to the strong men. I have  known men of leisure, men who were  not physically strong to win a hand  at this game with ease; thereby verifying the old proverb, "a race is not  always, won by the swift or the battle  by-..the strong." I .would only say:  See the game as It will be played at  Brockton Point, oh Saturday, August  'th, 1000. SANDY CANT.  LOW WAGES IN JAPAN.  Mechanics' are paid' less than 25 cents  a day; carpenters and plasterers1 receive 21 cents, and bricklayers 24 cents  a day. Shoemakers are paid 17 cents,  paper-hangers 21 cents, jewelers 22  cents, and saddlers and' harnossmak-  ei's 20 cents. Those-who make tobacco and cigars get 17 cents, compositors  and printers 17 cents, and blacksmiths  20 cents; tailors who can make European clothes 26 cents, and common  workmen, who do the hardest of manual  labor, are paid 21 cents a day.  On the farms men are paid 13 cents  and the .'women 8 cents a day; and in  other manufacturing industries about  the same, the'wages ranging from 10  to 25 cento, with lew wapou for women and children, .the latter,; often  receiving not more than 5 or C .cents  a day. - ������ - ..-,    .;'���'������. Y'.Y'  Straw  HATS.  As choice a line as can be  shown, selected with great  care, and embracing all the  very latest Blocks, Brims and  Trims.      "  Hats for the Boy  Hats for the Girl  Hats for the Baby  Hats for the Mother  In nil kinds of STRAW���smooth or rough���  with I'liiiu iiml Kiincy llnnds, uml nil tirmlcu.  To-day wo hnve ilSikicIiiI Side of  Straw Hats  33, 50 and 75-cent Grade.  TO-DAY ONLY >"01t  25c,  J 70 Cordova, Cor. Cambie.  A, M. TYSON,  WHOLESALE AND RETAIL DEALER IN  Fish, Game, Fruit, and  vegetables.  112 Cordova St.  'Phone 442  Clothiii  SNA  0 The irresistible temptation of our  CHEAT SUMMER SACRIFICE SAlU-1  compels every one Interested In. th��  saving, of dollars to buy from us.  4?5  MEN'S  SUITS  "We also have a line of $8-eults cut  to If4.!).-..  ���A line of $7^su'ts cut to l^S.05.    -  And $G-suIts cut lo 1(13.45.  ���All our boys', youths', and chlIdrch*B  suits nnd our large stock of MEN'S  FURNISHINGS, WATS, CAPS, KTO.  at. proportionately low prices.  CO., LTD.  IIO Cordova St.  It would appear that the new Dunsmuir Government Is at the old game  of calling out the militia. We recollect the experience of the Nanaimo  miners a few years, ago.;,. The "Labor  Party should   take  this matter up.  An, evening paiper should ..procure a  big contract for printing labels for the  llsh. cans from the different canneries  for good services redered them. It  certainly feels for the poor down-trodden, persecuted and hungry canner>  man   (sic.)  The Chinese huve not yet learned to  appreciate a well-flniished. tool of any  kind. The only tools thai they require  seem'to .be those thai they cannot actual i v.-- do--withoui���smdi���aw-��� rn/.nrs,-  eheap   knives, .scissors,   needles,  saws.  hlols, etc.���The Carpenter.  The sight or tlle knife exhibited by  Mr. Will Mac Clain to us on Thursday  which he. secured by force from a Jaji,  is enough lo send a cold shiver down  the back or anyone. .Mr. '.MacClaln  says that nearly every Jap I'linied a  similar one for protection. They are  regular stilettoes.  Tlie Indians, we are informed,', of  Cowlchan, Fort Itupe-i t. Fort Simp-  sou, Mission and (,'oqultlum are loyal  to the union. The chiefs nre in consultation with Ihe whiles every day.  The noble red men say that they will  stand by the white, men In I heir struggle ugalnst slavery.  Some time since the National Protective Association of Steam Fitters  secured an injunction against the J3n-  tenprise Association of Steam Fitters  and another organization preventing  the latter from interfering wilh members of the tlrst-mentlpned organization in securing and retaining work.  It appeared that representatives of the  defendant associations went to several  buildings on which members of, the  plaintiff association were employed and  procured their'discharge'by means of  the threat that their own members  and workmen allied with theiii would  quit. work, unless'the members of the  plaintiff association would be discharged. The injunction granted at the Instance of the plaintiff has now been  dissolved by the Appellate Division of  the New York Supreme Court. The  court, in rendering its decision, said  that it cannot be seriously questioned  that every workman has the right in  the first instance to nay fur whom and  with whom he will work, and that an  employer has the absolute right to say  whoirThe wlll~eTfTpldyifnd"lliF"emiJloyetr  the right to say by whom he will be  employed and with whom he will work.  TEN���LABOR  Half-a-dozen canners wore seen parading the streets un Tuiwduy looking  happy and ch'i.errul,. while their property at Stevislon was being protected by the militia nt CO cents a day.  We pay taxes for fioldlers to protect  Japanese and canners. The people  should own the canneries of the Fraser.'  The members of the Legislature  should take their knitting along with  them when discussing Oriental cheap  coolie labor. It would appear to be  the aim of our politicians to keep busy | sporte now indulged in, inasmuch, first,  ABOUT  QUOITS.  Kill lor Independent: Ymi have asked about quoits. 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Howling greens were very popular In  Scotland, but .still more popular was  the quoltlng ends, which were established at the end of the bowling green:  Many a game at quoits have I seen  Mulshed In a shower ot rain, when the  bowU would not take the bins, these  combined grounds still hold good, us  I see by the newspapers. Quoltlng,  sir,   Is  very  different   from   the   many  THE BESr^  Skilled Labor  To Dispense  .FRESCRIPTIOiVS...  Evcrything.'snlil at reasonable  prices timi.gnnrautecd.  The Up-to-dttte Druggist,  Corner Seymour and Hastings  Streets, Vancouver.  Tor 30 Days Only  We will sell  Y>.;-.,AT COST  :    Our large assortment  WALL PAPER  'Ingrains, were 15 and 17, now 10  cents; embossed gilts, '0, now 25 cents;  beautiful gilts. 20 and 15, now 12 and  10 cents; dining room papers, 13 and  10, now S and 7 cents; bedroom papers,  S, now 6 cents. All other papers in  proportion.  Now is the chance to secure your  wall   papers at  these  prices.    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"In the House of Commons recently  ;a bill .was Introduced' by Sir "Wilfrid  "Laurier respecting: -��� and restricting  ���Chinese immigration and readi the second time; and the House resolved' it-  ��elf Into committee to consider the  following resolution:  "That It is expedient to provide with re-  ���spect to the Bill Intituled: 'An Act respecting and restricting- Chinese Immigration,'  now lieforc the Mouse:  II) Tlint a tax ot $100 shall be Imposed  ' A��i. every person of Chinese origin enteringCanada:  (2) That the person in command of, or  in charge of, any vessel or vehicle shall  be personally liable to Her Majesty for  "������ibe imyment of Ihe said tax with respect  to any such Immigration carried by such  vessel or vehicle."  Mr.   G.   It.   Maxwell   (Uurrnrd).��   T  ��� did not intend to speak at tide stage  at all, but seyeral of the points noticed  by the hon. member for Victoria (Air.  i.    YPrlor), demanded a few- explanations.  |With a great deal of what has .been  /        :��ald, I am In sincere sympathy.   Dealing with the question generally, I think  .that the hon. member's statements are  .perfectly^ sound  and  reasonable;   but  .when  he  falls into  other  matters,  I  ...think he puts a wrong construction on  ^a great many of the questions he has  Introduced.  With regard to the famous'  telegram which* bothered the hon. gentleman so much-���-"���' '.,  .       .'Mr. Prior.  It; bothered you last year.  'Mr.   Maxwell.    Not  at all.    I may  -*ay that that telegram was sent by an  -Y/individual entirely unknown to any o��  ���the members who were running in the  interests of .the Liberal   party.    Mr.  iMcLagan, aswe all know���that is all  ���Stus who reside in British Columbia-.  .ia  a  most  enthusiastic Liberal;   and  .without consulting me or any one else,  .-���sent that telegram to the leader of the  Government,   and t received   the  reply  ���which has been printed.  A great cheer  went up on the night, lt is true, when  ���that telegram  was read,  but .my hon.  ..friend  forgot  to  state  lhat  the then  leader   of   the   Government,   now   tho  "leader of the" Opposition, sent also a  telegram   to  counteract  the  one  sent  'by the present leader of the Government.   In that telegram, the same offer  was made by the Conservative leader  ;as was made by the Liberal leader.  A  (Conservative   in   ihe  city  of Vancouver got  up  at  one  of  the- campaign  meetings and read what purported to  "be a telegram from the leader of the  ^Opposition (Sir Charles Tupper), stat-  Jng all he intended  to do, if returned  lo power, on that question.  , Mr. Prior.   When?  Mr. Maxwell.   During the campaign.  So  that I  think that the  point made  Jiy my  hon.  friend  from  Westminster1  ���(Mr. Morrison) was well taken, name-  ��� Jyf that  In   view  of  those  two  tele-  .prams from the two leaders, the matter   was  simply   left  where   It   stood.  ..Seeing . that   the .Comiervatlvc   lcadei'  had  sent  a  telegram  similar to  that:  .-^ent by'the Liberal leader, both parties  fell   into   the  regular   line-and  voted  according to their party allegiance,  ���Mr. Prior.    1 never saw one In Victoria.  .   -Mr. Maxwell.   I heard It read, and it  made every  Conservative  in   the city  -pf Vancouver fall into line.   The hon.  .member for Victoria (Mr. Prior), ought  .-���to be responsible.   I would'llke to ask  him who brought.the Chinese first into  British  Colunibla.    What parly !��� responsible  for having Chinamen  there  .at  all?    M.v  hon.  friend   (Mr.  Prior),  and those gentlemen who sit opposite,  ���desire  to  ignore tlie  fact  that to  the  /Conservative'party wo owe the introduction of the Chinese into liritish Columbia.   Not only did they bring these  .men  Into  our  province,  but I  understand they gave them a distinct promise that after the Chinese had jier-  .formed the work of railway construction,   they  would all  be sent back to  China.   That promise was never kept.  (I do not know what Influences were nt  ,work at that particular time,  but instead of sending the'Chinese back as  the Conservative Government promised they would, they scattered them all'  .over the Province ot British Columbia,  and   that   wns   the   beginning  of  oui*  -rouble.   We must lix on the Conservative party the whole responsibility for  the  trouble  which  we have  with   the  ^Chinese to-day In British Columbia.  ,  Mr.  Landerkln.    And    for    all    our  .troubles.  ���MV.  Maxwell.    Yes,  and   for alL our  ftroubles,   as   the   lion,   member   (Mr.  Landerkln) says.    1 do  not  think the  hon.   gentleman    from    Victoria  (Mr.  .Prior)  is exactly sincere  in  the posi-   ,ilon��� he ..takes   to-day -I���would-ask.  ." him:    Who employs  these Chinese in  British Columbia?   We are told they  .-are employed by the canners and manufacturers, and who are these canners  -find manufacturers, to a great extent?  .Are they not almost all leading members of the great Conservative parly?  Mr. Prior.   Not'alL.,  , Mr. Maxwell.   A great many.  M. Prior. They are Just about equally divided, I think;      .       ,  Mr. Maxwell.   Oh, no.  Mr, Landerkln.   They ure all on our  .-side now.  .   Mr.  Prior.     How    about Mr. Munn  and Mr. Kwlng? ., Y ..'..  Mr.' Maxwell.    We have .only six or  right oi'it of forty-six or forty-eight.'  ,   .Mr.  Landerkln.    We   will  get  them  "-all next election.  Mr. Maxwell. Almost all who employ these Chinese in the city of Victoria are ..members of the great Con-  ���tiervatlve party. No matter how willing my hon. friend (Mr. Prior) maybe to do anything ngalns,t"Chlnesc. .J  doubt If his supporters, would allow"  ."him to do it when It comes to the  .point. It may be all right for him to  .take this stand here for political (purposes���and he Is quite cute politically  ���but the experience Is, that when It  monies to the point of doing anything"  jn this matter, the hon. gentleman (Mr,  Prior) never has'been in lt; and I do1  ���not think he ever -will, .even If ht��  ��� Tarty were In power. The hon, gentle,  rman   (Mr.   Prior)   said   this  question*  will run us out of parliamentary life:-  .Well, I do not know that this sort of  life is so very desirable after all, and  it  would  be better,  perhaps, even if  that did take place; but, I am perfect--  Jy certain that whatever may be the  issues of the next conflict, or whatever may be our fate after the battle-  is over, I am perfectly certain tho people  of  British  Colunibla  will  realize  that of the men who have been sent  to this House, nnd who have stood by  their interests, and who have tried tu  get beneficial legislation for them, they  'have no kick against the'prcsent Liberal  members   from   the   Province  of  .British Columbia.   While we may not  hnve   got   all we   desired,   and 'dvhllo  we   may  not   have  got   all   that   thu  Province of British Columbia deserves  to get, yet, at the same tlnie, 1 think1  we shall get credit from the electors  of that great Province that  we have  tried to do our duty, and not unsuccessfully.     The  hon.   gentleman'(Mr.  prior) has stated  that the Conservative  members  have  brought up  this  question   again   and   again.    In   that  speech which my hon. friend referred  to this morning, I distinctly paid my  compliment to  the  member who had  brought up the question In the past.  I admit they did, good missionary work,  and I am free to confess that" we are  largely profiting by their labors.   We  owe'a great deal to them for the statements they made  In thla-House,  and  the speeches they delivered In order to  endeavor to get the people of the east  to understand this question,  "But the  point Is, that for the whole of sixteen  years the Conservative party tinkered  ���with the subject.   It took them sixteen  years to give us a $50 tax. und when  Hon.   Mr.  Chapleau   brought  in  that  measure,  he apologized  for doing so,  and he was not In smypathy with It.  He knew perfectly well  that most of  the members who sat behind, him were  not  in  sympathy  with  the  measure,  but they, were compelled to support it  In order1 to satisfy tne clamor of the  people of British Columbia;  and out  of their munificence of sixteen years'  they gave us a miserable $*>0 tax. What  possible   credit  can   the  Conservative  party take for dealing wllh this question?    We,  in  four years,    have,    at  least,  accomplished  Just   as  much  as-  lt took the Conservatives sixteen years  to do, and over and above that we are  getting a commission to deal with the  whole question.   I believe, Sir, that we  may rely on the promise of the Prime'  Minister, tha't this is not the final effort  on  the  part  of  Ihe government.  It Is the first step, and I am perfectly  certain that we have nothing to feat'  so far us the result of the coinmosslon  is  concerned.    When   tlle  whole  facts'  have been found oui as to the present'  condition of affairs, T am certain the  Government will feel Impelled to gratify the wishes of the 'people of British  Columbia   In   this  respect.     My   hon.  friend   from   Russell   (Mr.   Edwards)  gave us a magnificent oration on this  ques'tlon to-day.'-'I am tree to concede  that so far us  the basis of  his facts  tire concerned, my hon. friend (Mr. Edwards) is perfectly right.    We all recognize that God mane the Chlnamnrf  as well as nny other man.    I do not  advocate laws against the Chinese on  that ground, but 1 was In a committee  of the House the other day where my  hon,  friend  (Mr.  Edwards)  was  present.,  The  hon.  gentleman  Is  a great  breeder of cattle, and he tnkeE a great  Interest ln getting good stock for the  country,- and  I  heard   him  make  the'  statement that all the cattle that were  not  tainted, he  put   m  one  side.    He  would not allow any animal that was  tainted to come Into contnet with his  good cattle.   Now in the name ot common sense, If he, will be so particular  about his cattle, how Is it that he will  not be so particular: about-humanity?  The position which the lion, gentleman  (Mr.   Edwards)   takes ,-seeiiis-*    to    me  absurd.   And when you come down to  the main point, I think the old law of  the Jews that wns given by the Creator was perfectly right: the law. which  distinctly  forbade  communication    on  the' part of the  Israelites with  those  who were  tainted, and who were rot  up to the standard which ihe Jew was  expected to attain.   We make no quarrel  with the poor Chinese as a man.  We have complete smypiithy with him  in   his  present  condition,   but  as  the  lion,   gentleman   from   Winnipeg   (Mr.  Put lee)  has. stated,  wc  object  to encouraging   a  class   of   men   who   are  making  money  out,  of  the  bone  and  out of the blood, so to speak, of these  poor Chinamen.   We want that tr.iflic  In slavery abolished.   We do not want  the door of our Province to be opened  to   herds   of   these   poor  dumb-driven  cattle to be rushed In as It may please  these men, who want  to get rich out  of the fruits of Cliine.se labor In British   Columbia.      The   lion,   gentleman  (Mr. Prior) has. referred to the action  'of=t li e~ne wly-el e'e ted -mem be'rs-o f���th e"  British   Columbia   Lee.feint live.    I   am  glad   that  the''Conservative'  members  In, British Columbia are cmiirvg up to  our   standard,    'My  lion,   friend   (Mr.  Prior)'- knows  perfectly  well   that  the  Conservative parly was not a unit on  this question  until  a short  time ago.  Me knows that the great  bulk- of the  leading men of the Conservative party  were   utterly   opposed   tn   any   action  being  taken   ln   this inn iter.    A  convention of the Conservative party was  held   In   New'���Westminster,, and they  .'could      not    decide    on    nny     policy  so furns the Chinese were concerned,  but they Instead brought  In a resolution    recommending     that    girls    bo  brought from the east Intake the place  of the Chinamen  who  wore employed  nsi cooks.  An hon;member.   Hear, hear.  Mr. Maxwell.   1 know niy hon. friend  from'Victoria    would    like  that  very  Well, and I may say that we all would  like It.   Now, I am not for making this  a political question, at all.   I know, as  has  been  stated,   that   the  people  of  British Columbia, .with  the exception  of a few manufacturers are almost a  unit    on    this point,    and    I    would  have wished with  all  my  heart  that  the government had been able to go  a.good deal further to'satisfy what I  believe  is the legitimate demands of  the people of that Province, based on  the actual condition of affairs.   I do  not  think that  my  hon.  friend  (Mr.  Prior) was right in casting a reflection  upon the commission which the Government is about to issue. Who asked  for this commission? Possibly the lion,  gentleman (Mr. Prior) does not know,  but I received a request from the  Trades and Labor council of the city  of Vancouver asking the Government  to appoint a commission to inquire  into all the facts. I wired to them  asking If they wished tint legislation  should be deferred until thlj cnmii-ii-  slon had reported; but they suid: ,\'o,  we will take all the government will  give us in the way of legislation, hut,  In the meantime, we ask that a com  mission be appointed to Inquire Into  the whole business, si'fa,- ns the Japanese and Chinese are concerned.  Now, I have to commend the government for what they have done, and  while. Tarn not satisfied, as the mem-  bet: for New Westminster has said, my  position is that a bit or a lout is better than nothing at all. I am decidedly pleased that the government Is going to issue this.commission, because  I believe that when nil the facts are  ascertained we shall have nothing to  lose, and our demand will become more  and more loud until the government  will hardly refuse to go the whole  length that the people of British Columbia want them to go.  TEACHERS' EXAMINATION.  The following official notification of the  result of the recent teachers' examinations has been Issued:  The annual examination of candidates  for certificates of qualification, to teach  In tho public schools of the Province commenced on July -Ith, 1800, ln the South  Park School building, Victoria, In the  High School building, Vancouver, in the  public school building, Kamloops, and ln  the public  school  building,  Nelson.  The examiners appointed to net with  the Superintendent of Education were  Messrs. F. H. Eaton. M. A.. John H. Kerr,  B. A., Edward B. Paul, M. A., and W.  Wilson, 13. A.  The total number of candidates was  276, distributed as follows: First A certificates, 3(1; first B, 13; second A,- 34;  second B, 41; third A, 10; third B, SJ;  failed, 54; withdrawn, 4; total, 276. The  list of candidates, successful in securing  certificates, is as follows:  FIRST GRADE-GRADE A.  (Maximum   marks,  4,430.)  Names in order of merit:  Grenfell. Caroline P., B A., Queen's University, Kingston, 1900.  Buckton. Thomas, L., B. A., University  or Toronto. 1900.  Grenfell, Mury E.. B. A., Queen's University, Kingston, 1900.  Wallace, Arthur B., B. A., University  ot Toronto, 1900.'  Green, Thomas B., B. A., University of  Manitoba, 1000.  Sutcr, Robert XV., B. A., McGlll University,  Montreal, 1900.  Simpson, B. Roy, B. A., McMaster University, Toronto, 1900.  Smeeton, William F.. B. Sc, Queen's  University,- Kingslon,   1000.  Pope. Stephen D.. B. A.,'Queen's University, Kingston, 19C0.  Ross. John, B. A., University of Manitoba, 1900.  McGregor, Claire R��� B. A.. McCill University, Montreal, 1900.  Knowltoii, George H., B. A., University  or Manitoba, 1900.    "  Sutherland, A. W., B. A��� University  of Manitoba, 1908.  Willis, Samuel, J., B. A., McGill Univer-  sity, Montreal, 1900.   .  Marks  Obtained.  Lewis, Margaret A..: aoGl  FIRST  CLASS-GRADE   B.  (Maximum   marks,  3030.)   .  ��� ' ' '.Marks  v> - .SECOND CLASS-GRADE B.  (Maximum marks, M50.)  '.':������ Marks  Obtained.  Clarke; Earl WInton 1035  Cclquhoun,  Josephine..   ..   ' lCiX  Ateheson, W.  Clinton 1018  Barnes, Catherine A..' 1630  Carter, Ethel Jane ins  Routley, Herbert T. 1,VJ!I  Watson, John B.. * ir,;!9  Noble, Alice L ir,77  Miller,  Eva Isabel ir^Jf*  Howard-Gibbon. Evelyn  0.136  Willemnr, Adelaide Mary IKS  Fleming, Pearl Wlnnlfrcd 131!  Montgomery, Clara B lull  Bertiaux, Mrs, Kute 131,1  Trembath, Agne�� ism  McMillan, Jennie Boyd ir*"  Cnntcs, Preston C 149.1  Morrison, Norman 14.10  Hopkins, Nicholas H 1492  Wright, John 1471  Miirgatroy.l. Annie L m;s  D'ck. Fanny '    1452  Taylor,   Emily Jane   1430  Tanner, Rebecca 1429  Morrison'. Florence E 142s  Creech, Winifred J.  E 1122  Mills, Sarah Anne 11011  Cox, Wilfred Machell  1:1117  Wilson, Elizabeth lis.;  Plnxton, Robert James 13S2  C.itherwood, John A 1:174,  Sloan, Marjoiie 1354,  Johnson, Jonlna Sara 1349  Ruckle, Agnes 1347  Lettlce, Katherine Margaret 1.107  Shaw, Alexander 1.107  Lettlce, Edith, M. N 1200  Davis,  Daisy L..   ..' -,...12fi6  Blair, William    -. .,1233  THIRD  CLASS-GRADE A.  (Maximum   marks,  1830.)  Marks  Obtained.  English, Minnie UT)  Rath, Annie n:js  Case, Henry O -- ....1137  Slpprell, Fred O ". 1130  MaeRae. Jane 1103  Jack, Mary Catherine 109S  McDonald, Crissle J 11X2  Johnson," Mary Grace 1039  "McKenzio, John K 1030  MacKenzie, Mrs. Lena B 1013  THIRD CLASS-GRADE B.  (. (Maximum marks 1S30.)  Marks.  Obtained.  Lewis,   Linnle 1284  Maafarlnno, Edith M 1203  McCain, Minnie C 1198  MacDonald, Edith C 117S  Cnnfield, Francis O nr.7  Hammond, David ]i;i2  Catherwood, Thomas 1127  Clark, Elizabeth Annie 1100  Glllis, Youman ,'. 1099  Macfarlane, Gertrude Mary 1090  Smith, Annie 10S0  Stewart,   Ethel 1080  C'rfcch, Mary May 1075  Hart, Margaret Florence 1073  Woodman, Annie Moore 1069  "Rcnttle,  Florence lOtiS  George, Ruth.. ioo<i  Robertson, Margaret Maude ]���"-  Devercux, Knollys \;����o'  llardie,  Violet 1019  Eastman, Bessie Gray 101"  Homer, Mary  Sophia -..1014  Calms, Laura 104.1  Miller. Thomas lot)  Rolston, XV.  C.  M 10I.1  Snider, Wm. Stephen   101.1  Griffiths, Ada Winifred 1027  mpler, Franklin XV 1022  U. HILLS,  For your profit  Don't be misled by alluring ADS., but go to  tlie old reliable Shoe Store for the Best and Latest styles in Canadian and American Footwear.  "Wo carry:  JOHNSTON & MURPHY'S, Newark. N. J.     ���  A.  M.  PACKARD'S, Brockton, Mass.  RICHARDS & BRBMAN. Randolph. Mass.  J. & T. BELL'S, Montreal.  AMES,  HOLDEN*  &. CO., Montreal.  J. D. KING'S. Toronto.  JOHN  M-PHEUSON'S,  Hamilton.  AND MANY OTHER MAKES.  Call and inspect ourgoods before purchasing elsewhere.  9-*-v-  I  The Favorite Drink  L>  -t>9  Brown's��f oar Crown *  SCOTCH WHBSKY  C"*^-  Turner, Beeton   Wliolemilc A(*eiitH  -*e*.9  VANCOUVErt, VICTORIA., NELSON, B. C.  ieir  liibi  Obtained.  ..   . .UST.fi   2SI0   234::   210.1   2239  ..2234  Miller,  Albert  Edgar..   ..  Murphy, Edgar llemiin..  May,  W.  H.   M   Mclntyre, John       Murray,  Caroline 1!   Graham,  Melvh   The following holders of second class  grade A certificates passed the additional, standard now icquired for first class  grade B certificates. Names in order of  merit:  Murton, Surah J., Bruce, Leslie J.,  Campbell, Mary C, Blair, Eliza J., Ingram, James A., Homer, Margaret F.,  Lawson, Ellen G.  Renewal certillcates for length of service: Bailey. Adelaide S., Halllduy, Jas.  A., McDougall, Arehena J., Sinclair, Jus.  W.  SECOND CLASS���GRADE A.  (Maximum  marks,  3050.)  liTbert, Rose A 1021  Moore, Bibanne 1021  Brcthour. G. Lillian..  .'  ..  : 1017  Murray, Elizabeth 1014  Wood, Alma Edna 1011  Marshall. Ila Maibcl 1010  McCnnnel, Mary J .- ..  ..100'  Brown,  Elizabeth   Earle 1002  Knapp, Thomas Edward 1002  Brethour,  Margaret M 90S  McDougnl. Katlierlne E 997  Parsons, Alice M. M ���  997  Bowell, Bertha Jane 995  Butler, Gladys A. K.* 994  Green, Constance Harriet ;... 991  Matheson, .Addle S    9S7  WHITE LABOR ONLY.  CBGAB*  ^Bi   MWs.raB**ji FACTORY  British C'olumbisi's Popular Brands, Registered :   British Lion And Mainland.  Wm. Tietjeo, Pro|>.  123 Water Street, Vancouver, B. 0.   Tel. (578.  Bolton, Elmer   Shave:',  Morris   E   Hay. Alice   King, Herbert B   Fraser,  Anna B   Macfarlane, Maltiel  C   McNaughton, Kate ,  Bell, Elizabeth Mcculloch..-..  Dingwall, Mary Olivia.. -..  ..  Campbell, Walter II...' .'.  .Parkinson,., Emily, ..1.._Y.'...y.:  McNalr, Lnurn ....  .. .. ... ,  Cnthctirt,  Isabel..   ;.,..",.   ..  Winter, Myrtle 11....   .......  Rhodes, Amy A    ..   ....  Smith, Katlierlne Clement....  Fraser,  Donald A..   ....   ..   ..  Miller, Agnes M....  .... <;.  '..  Henderson, Isabel   Campbell, John Malcolm     Thorn, Elizabeth   Graham,  Alexander      Mnnson. Catherine Jane   Balrd, Samuel Arthur.;  .. .. .  Bell, Beatrice..  ..  ..  .; ..  ..  .  Prlnglc,  1211a Kate....  ..  .'.  ..  Scanlaii,   Kate  R   Scott, William.."..   McNalr, Clara.,   ....  .,     ...  Lewis, Alice Miitid....-..     Edwards. Lining M....Y .... .  McKenzio, Margaret N.'..'; ....  McKlnnon. Kiitu Margaret  ..  ,  '���'lcming, Robert AV   Lnverlng,  James E    ..   ..  Ciiim'bell. Mnry Isabella   McDonald, Mrs. Ida Maude ...  SprnKge, Phoobo E   McKlnnon. Gertrude.,   ....  ..  Finding.  May  A  .B.....   .......  Bowman, Clytle L   McLennan,  Annie....   MacLeod, Annie 192S  Fraser, Bessie. 1927  Pollock, John T 1919  Macdonald, Jean A 191G  Nesbit, Elinor 1913  Price,: Joseph   Hyland 1912  Macdonald, Nellie 1910  Robertson, Jessie 1S79  Grant, PearlA 1S74  Ross, Roderick 18GS  Reid, Jemima 1882  Johnson, Margaret A 1S147  Moore, Annie * 1842  Marks.  ....2334   2:1.12  . ..2293  . ..iHSI  ....2277   22ul  . ..2231  . ..2232  . ..221S  . ..2214  .^..2187,  . ..21S3  ....21S4  ....21116  ....214S  . ..21:  ..:.2130  . ..2121  ....2107  ..2070  .  ..2O06  ..20lki'  ....20K  ....2011  ..2033  ....20:13  .'.2033  ���..20:ll  ..202H  ....2022  '..'.aXM  ..1991  .,19911  ....19S3  ..1979  ,...1971  ..1931  ..1930  ....1943  ..MM  ..1937  19.13  King, John 9S5  Shrapnel.  Elsie Scropc 9S5  Lister, Ellon 983  McMartin, Jane S 9S3  Holmes. Mary Harvey 9S2  Williams, Harriet 980  Parsons. Maggie 97S  McQuarrie, Jessica Ker 976  Lovell, Elizabeth S 973  Cameroi*, Bertha Isabel 971  Marshall, II. Grace 971  Lawrence, May 961  Preston, Sura ' 95'  Vanetta. Annie E 931  Elliott, Alice E 930  Edgar, Annie.- -. 947  Davey, Mabel B 945  Ramsay, Mnry G 945  Gibson. Grace E 944  Crankslniw. Cora May 9.1S  Ure, Irene Ethel :9II7  Plaxton, Elsie Dora 933  Barton, Frederick Wm 924  Telephone 1���2���5 for a fine livery  turn-out. J. J. Sparrow, Palace livery  stables.  NOTICE.  We are again offering a Scholarship  free for tuition and books to the student  of Publio Schools of Vancouver passing  into the High School at the coming examination with the highest marks ln Reading, Writing, Spelling, Grammar, Composition and Arithmetic.  For conditions apply to the Principals  of the Schools or the undersigned..  The Jl.lt.A. Vogel Coiuniera'al (.'ulldgo  P.   O.   Box 347. Vancouver,  B.   C.  Urquhiirt. Inn. Maggie..  Knight. Margaret Davis.  MoMiillen. Alexander.. .  Breehlin, Alexander.. ..  Marsden, Sarah   Sullivan, Mnrgarelo M..  Smith, Hi uce S   Woodward, Mary C. ..  Cleveland. Jane M   Cntcart, Annie   Mulr, Louisa Maud   Mellaril. Carrie Elsie ..  Toop, Ida Mary   Sharp, Phoebe O   OgUvJe^Ernesl XV   Gibson, Miirgn"ret   Hood, Arobeil   . 924  .. 921  .. 921  . 916  . 909  . 906.  . 904  . 902  . S93  . SSS  . 875  . S63  . 863  . S40  . S2!>  ."S12  . 749  A.  I    If you wiim v.mr  ! eyes tested cull 011  I our doctor 01' op-  ties.   He will lest  free of cluirKe.  Daviiaon JIiiO'..,  The Jeweler.  A'LUXAN.DER BOBINSON, II  FRANK H. EATON, M. A.  JOHN H.  KERB. B. A.  EDWARD B.  PAUL, M. A.  D. WILSON, B. A..  Hoard of Examiners.  Victoria, July 2Kb, 1900.  ���A scientific contemporary states that  two slow but interesting changes arc  tnklng place lu Uehrliig Sen. Tlie Immense  .miniillly of debris that Is bornn down  the Yukon from its sources nnd sides Is  being deposited In the sea beyond the  mouth of that mighty stream, and its  weight causes tlle bed of the sea to subside. A corresponding rise In the earth's  crust is going on along the chain of the  Aleutian Islands. Not only arc the Islands themselves Increasing in size In  consequence of being lifted up out of the  rater, but new islands are being formed  In the gaps between the others. In some  Instances the new Islands are tho result  of the rise, and In others they nro the  result of volcanic action. Most of the  Aleutians are of volcanic origin, and they  mark the position of a fold In the earth's  citist that Is predisposed to eruption. In  time there is likely to be 11 natural bridge  from America to Asia along this route,  hut nobody now living Is going to see  It. It will be the slow work or centuries  yot to come.  Japanese are said to be taking the  places or white men in the mines  around' Nevada City. They get SI a  day, and board themselves.  ��&H^IW^,;:;::  .*"."."/. v ���E?/&.���gJ"~F-fl'^5Y  From Their .Vmi.iimo. Soutliflcld anil  i'rolectlun Ishind Collieries,  Steam,  Gas  And  House Coal  Of ihe Following Grndes:  noul.le Screened Lump,  Run ol* tlie ZVXitie,  "Wnnliec! Nut ..nil  ScreunlneH.  SAMUEL .M. liOIUN.c, Superintendent.  EVAN.*, COLEMAN ,t EVANS, Agents,  Vancouver City, II. C.  Away  to the  ARE YOU Inking a vacation? ir so.  we would like lo send you some  literature       about       Han If      Hot  Springs. Ph.; llreiit    Hinder   of  the Selklrks," and llie iiiagnllicent  hotels there operated by the Canadian Pacific Railway. Cheap Ex-  <:urnlon Rates made rrom nil Paclllc Const'.point*.  OR, IF YOU nre going Kast lake your,  Tickets by the "Imperial Limited"  and spend a day or two a', our  mountain resortfi. You will benefit  by It and enjoy it.  Apply  to  nny  Canadian   Paclllc  Itall-  ���way Agent or to  K.J.COYI.E,  A.G.I'. A.  Vancouver, B. C.  J.-.MKS SCIATEK,  Ticket Agent,  42*. Hastings St.,  Vancouver B.,  Arlington Hotel  Cordova St. West.   JU'-iuUiUiirtcrs Tor tho oiijrinccring tratle   in Vancouver.  CHOICEST^-=^  Liquors and Cigars  yir.st-cl.is-, rooms from .'.0 cents up.  ROBT. HINTLY,   -   -   PROP  U g M THE INDEPENDENT.  SATURDiAiY.,  , w. ��.JU'LY 28, 1900  Tho rate for classified advertisements is  one cent a word, but no nd. will be inserted for loss tlhan 25 cents.  Union Directory.  VANCOUVER TRADES AND LABOR  Council. President, Jos. Dixon; vice-  president, J. H. Watson; secretary, J.  C. Marshall, P. O. box 159; financial secretary, F. Williams; treasurer, C. R.  ���tonck; statistician. XV. MacLain; ser-  ��joaiit-at-arms, W. Davis. Parliamentary  con nilttee���Chairman, John Pearey; secretary, J. Morton. Meeting���First and  third Friday In each month, at 7.30 p. m.,  In Union hall, corner Dunsmulr and  Hcmer streets.  VANCOU'R TVIWrRAPlllCAL UNION,  No. 226, meets the last Sunday In each  month at Union hull. President, E. L.  Woodruff; vice-president, J. C. Marshall;  eecictary, .1. F. Watkins; P. O. box 66;  trensurer, XV. Brand: sergeant-nt-arms,  Guss J. Dunn; executive committee���  Chairman, J. <*��� Marshall; Geo. Wilby,  C. 6. Campbell, G. T. Dm ton. W. Armstrong. Delegates- to the Trades and I^ib-  or council, J. C. Marshall, Geo. Wilby, C.  S. Campbell. li  sfilKET "itAlLWAV MUX'S UNION���  Meets second iiml fourth Siiliii'diiy of  each mouth,''in Sutherland. Hall," corner  Westminster avenue and Hastings street  at S p. m. Presl.lenl, Robert Brunt: vlcc-  jircsiilenl, 11.' Vanderwiirke; secretary, 11.  O. Thomas; treasurer, J. Jenkiiison; conductor, A. Russell: warden, G. F. . Len-  J'esty; sentinel, .lolin Paxniun: dolomites  to Trades and Uiiwr cnuncil: John Peary.  31. O. Thomas, Prince Perry, .las. Barton,  Geo. Lon'fcsty.  KKTAiU'cLBRKS'. INTERNATIONAL  1'iolective Association, Local No. 279.���  ���President, G. B. Kerfoot; first vice-presi-  -cSent, J. R. Jackson; second vice-presl-  di-nl, ,1. Murray; recording secretary, XV.  3. Orr 317 Harris street; financial, Mr.  J; White; guide, P. A. Meagher; guard,  L. Parent; treasurer, D. McLean; grievance committee, John Peters, T. A.. Phillips, B. E. C Johnson: Trades "and Labor  council delegates, John Peters, E. E. C.  Johnson, P. A. Meagher; finance committee, P. A. Meagher, E. A. Teetzel. Meeting everv first and third Tuesday in the  month, in Sutherland's hall, Westminster  avenue.  MR. RALPH SMITH'S SPEECH  In the House on Wednesday re the  Sending of the Militia to  Steveston.  INTERNATIONAL BRICKLAYERS  nnd Masons' Union, No. 1, of 11. C���President, Jas. JeHfrey; vice-president, XVm.  Barker; corresponding secretary, 'I'. A.  Harman; financial secretary, Win. Tuite:  tyler, Wm. -Brnnlga. Meets every Monday  .-���evening in Union hall. .   Meetings.  I*. O. E.-VANCOUVER AERIE'NO. 0,  F. O. E., meets every Wednesday night,  nnd second Wednesday only of the months  of July, August and September. Visiting  members welcome. H. W Findloy, W. 'P.,  Province office; S. R. Robb, \V. S.,  "Worldnofllee.  I. O. O. I?., M. U.���LOYAL THINE FOR  EVER lodge, No. 7392, imcets every second and fourth Tuesday 'in the 'month in  the hall, over Harvey's store, corner of  .Hastings street and Westminster avenue, Vuncouver; sojourning brethren cordially Invited. F. Black, N. G.; R. W.  Partridge, secretary-  Real Estate.  ..   REAL ESTATE SNAPS.  LOT ON ���"'. ..THIRTEENTH'' , AVENUE-  Ncar Manitoba���only $140; this Is a bar-  Sain. T. Mathews, 417 Hastings Street.  LOT." ON   MELVILLE  STREET���NEAR  Bute, 33 feet; nice situation; only $075.  T.   Mathews,  417  Hastings  Street.  .HOUSE   AND   LOT   ON: TENTH  AVENUE, Mount Pleasant, near Westminster Avenue, 7 rooms; in good condition;  price.. ?l,0o0.   T.   Mathews,   417   Hastings  "Street.    ."  ���������.���''-���'  NEW HOUSE AND CORNER LOT ON  Ninth Avenue, with modern conveniences.   Price 81,250;  terms to  arrange.   T.  Mathews, Hastings Street.  NICE   LOT  ON   HAR WOOD   STREET,  near Thuriow, 33 ft.; fine view of English Bay. Price *oM. T.'Mathows, 417 Hastings Street.      , ' "������  LOT ON SEVENTH AVENUE, MOUiNT  '-, Pleasant, near car line. Only $325. T.  Mathews, 417 Hastings Street.  HOUSE AND LOT ON HOMER STREET  near Smytlie; six rooms and bath. Only  *U50. These buys are worth. looking up.  "T.  Mathews, 417  Hastings  Street..'  To Let.  , TO LET���CLEAN.. WE'LL FUR'NISH-  35D   rooms   for   light   housekeeping;  suites  of  two,  $5  and  $S  per  month.  Apjily room 19. 220 Keefer Street.  QUIET.   MOMENTS.  "Every   day  should   be  distinguished  by at least one particular act of love.  When  alone,  guard   your   thoughts;  in the .family, guard your temper; in  company, guard your words.  -I have seldom known any one who  deserted truth in trllleK that could lie  trusted  In  'matters  of  Importance.  The life of man consists not In seeing visions and in dreaming dreanns,  lint in active charity and in willing  service.���Longfellow.  I look upon indolence as n sort of  Bulcide; for the man is ellicieiitly de-  fitroyed, though the appetite of the  lirule   may   survive.���-l.'lieslerilold.  A cucumber is bitter: throw It away:  There are hrlaiw In the road: turn  aside from them. This is enough. Do  aot add, and why were such things  made In the world?���Marcus Antoninus.  MU. SMITH (Nanalmo) rose, and on  a motion no adjourn, called  aitteii'tion  to  the  suite    of   affairs   existing nt  Slevesuui.     Mr. Smith said he wished  to   ask ithe    clo'wrnmom it��  consider  llie proprliitiy of endeavoring to alleviate  the  very  si-rioux conditions  there  prevailing,     lit .wiiiihl-.be noticed Unit  on .the Orders of the Day, he had several   .iiieHi'i.nis   to   ask   relative to ahe  action  taken   by ithe  tioveriinieiit    In  Hunt     connection.      Tlle    Government  had,  for reasons,  which  he presumed  would  be given  tn tlle House and'.the  country, seen lit to send a posse of police  lo  Steveston,  and    since    ihal  u  body  of  armed  .Mlliiiiamen    had  also  been  ordered   to 'the, scene,    presumably to give .prolecition to the fishing  industry.   Now, he wished'Ho say, that  he was not disposed' to favor lawlessness, and he was as fully prepared as  any member of ithe House to taike the  strongest  'measures    necessary ilo  re-  ipresd anything of that kind,  whether  such  mea.su res  were directed  against  inem'bers of trades union's or otherwise-  Hut  he  could  speak 'With  full  assurance, when'he said lie believed It could  be" .dearly  shown 'that no  such state  of things existed, to call for the presence of such  a large 'body ot*  ai-med  men.   He .spoke from evidence gleaned  ifrom   Wie ipu.blic press, Srom his own  situdy  of. the  situation,  and' from  in-  telillgence 'gathered    from  those  who  ware conversant with the subject.   In  n Hiress      interview    v-Ith    prominent  Union olliclals.. aifter the Ja.pane'se had  full control of the fisheries, last night,  If  was   aippareirt   thiit - there   was   no  ���disposition   on   tlie .part  nf the union  men 'to resort Ito violence or lawlessness!    He  considered'  tlio  calling out  dt   the Militia  a most  extreme  measure,  which conid only ))e justified' by  the existence   of    threatening conditions,  Indicaitlng that protection    was  required.    He desired'ito  learn    from  the Government.thait. the  House  and  ���the people of the ���country might be informed, whether there /were' such reasons for the action taken; .whether the  ���fishermen   hart   done  anything to  call  for sucih  a  course.    If  they  had,    he  would be 'the first to acknowledge it,  and.-to' give his endorsatlon to   what  ha-dStaken jplace.    But, he.was forced  to 'believe thait 'the laborers hiiil exercised no  influences  to merit such- action, and UKi't the only cause or result  of  tlie. display 'of armed  intervention  was to place the honesit native toilers  of 'this Province, and' one of the most  deserving classes of. it,  at  the mercy  of   some     thousand   Japanese,   whose  nature  ami    mode  of living    enabled  them to accept terms .which to white  labor, would not be within the bounds  of'reason, and to iplay into, the hands  of 'the canners. as parties to the dispute.  That was. the  position  he  took.    He  had no disposition  to emibarrass    the  Government.;   He was    only  desirous  that the best means should, (be taken  to: bring about peace and harmony In  this unhappy dispute, nnd he felt that  the policy of threatening:., the. fishermen  with a body of armed 'men could only  accomplish an exactly contrary result.  ���Members  of .these  unions  had' ^rights  the same as other peQple: they were  an incorporated society, ipossesslng the  right ito object,. remonstrate,, unci: use  every ikind!    o>r    legitimate    and   fair  inlluence.   to   Induce  men   not   to fish  for .prices which  they held  to be out  of reason, or which did. not promise a  fair return for their labors; and until  they Went  beyond  those  rights,  there  was  n'o justification  for  the  interference of n body of armed men, as were  in service at Steveston at the present  time.    He .was.   therefore, .anxious  to  have the  reasons 'by  which the Government was actuated-presented to the  House.      He    was   anxious   to   know  ���wherein the actions oif these men had'  .warranted the calling ovi'ot the Militia  and the summoning of police  to the  scene.   Uf .there were no sufficient reasons, as he    fully   "believed, ��� then1 he  Urged that  the  House should, use its  influence no secure the iwlthdramral of  those men.  There was also a more Important   reason  why  this Government  and 'members of the House should exert  all .possible Influence to secure a harmonious settlement of the trouble.   It  stood as a disgrace on this Province today that the only .wayUn which'..the  Government could Intervene in case of  labor strikes was through the Militia  or Police.   There should be legislation  to 'provide, 'that in the event of'government intervention being expedient,  the partiesYto  the dispute   could    be  In=the_"pTib"llc~ih;terestsf-"to'  AMONG THE SHINGLE WEAVERS.  Some time ago this paper published  and article regurding the organization  of the Shingle Sawyers and Filers of  this   province.    But  little   was   heard  about   It   since.    Not   until   Saturday  last,   when   the 'president,   Mr.   U.   J.  Neury,  payed  a  friendly  visit   to  the  cdltorlul staff of The Independent.   In  reply to questions re the Shingle Weavers' union; we were somewhat surprised to learn of tlie rapid strides it has  taken.   Not only in being now perfectly    organized,   but  many, applications  have been  received  from Washington,  li. S.-A., asking for admission to the  Vancouver union.   The president stated  he  had   been  unollicliilly  informed  Hint   lit   Everett,   Wash.,   llie  Shingle  Weavers had already organized a sister union,  under .similar charter, thai  of the A.  F. of  L.   This Is promising  indeed,  and  reilects great credit upon  the Vancouver sawyers, who Mist put  their  shoulders   to   the   wheel.    When  the Shingle Sawyers and Filers are organized,   it   must   be  remembered   the  union  will  be  one  of the  largest and  strongest  on  the  Paclllc coast.    From  figures taken from the Pacific Lumber  Trade Journal   of  May   last  we  learn  thai In the Northwest 25(1 shingle mills  were  In operation January 1,  11)00.  to  this .add   the shingle  mills  in  British  Columbia;  then multiply by the small  number of ten  men 'per mill-and  the  size  of  the  coming  organization   will  begin to dawn upon our readers.   The  president further elated no particular  day was yet set for regular meetings,  owing to half of the members working  nt  night,   but  this  matter   would   be  settled by the end of tlie month, and  then the Pacific Coast Shingle Weavers' union would take Its proper place  In  the union directory column1, of The  Independent.  Every effort is being put forward for  a big display upon Labor Day, when  the first entirely union-made red cedar  shingles in British Columbia will make  their bow to the Vancouver public.  The Independent joins with the mnny  friends of the union.Iri" wishing .it the  success itwell merits.    ' .  ���'.'..        ���. Notes.   ������'���������'  Ileaiiis'  new shingle  mill nt  Ruskin,  B. C is in full swing.  The fast shingle machines in Washington are fast losing favor in the  eyes of the manufacturer. Tlie Canadian Dunbar machine is looked upon  with great .favor. Many of tlle large  mill owners aro at ���present visiting "the  shingle mills here, for the purpose of  Inspecting the work, done by these,  machines.  ���Mr. Tom Morrison has come back to  Canadian soil. He is now at Spicer's  Shingle, mill. Good luck to you. Tom.  When does a. shingle saw cut best?  When its rounded up, its collar taken  off, ground down, .and hammered up.  Japan has been denied. Whether Burnett's denial is reliable pr not let the  following decide: A gentleman who Is  supposed to be "in the know" Was  talking about the fishermen's trouble  in the street car the other day, and he  used these words: "I do not consider  It right to Import Japs to take the  fishing industry from .the whites. I  told my friends so when they were  talking about It, and they did not like  me to speak that way. 1 do not object  to Chinamen or Jmps coming-to the  country, but 1 do not thing it right to  Import them for this purpose." Note  the use of the word "Import," and the  statement that his friends did not relish any objection to the scheme. Truly, gentlemen, the world Is composed  of two classes, "rogues and fools���but  .mostly  fools.", F.  WILLIAMS.  Vancouver, July 27th, WOO.  UNION  MEN  ATTENTION.  Ail union men In the city are hereby  notified that Donaldson & Matthews,  the Cordova street clothiers, hatters  and men's outfitters, have Just opened  out another large shipment of Union  label pants engineers, painters, bricklayers and laborers' overalls, carpenters' aprons, smocks, etc. Donaldson  & Matthews, men's outfitters, 74 Cordova street.  &4LE  ABUSE  OF PRIVILEG-IC.  88c  ���<^-^im -r'-'i') \  ���  Chas. Woodward Co.,  LIMITED"  GREAT  SACRIFICE  SPECIAL CUT  On Dry Goods, Car-bets, Oil Cloth-  Clothing, Gents-1 Furnishings, Boots  and Shoes, Crockery, Hammocks,  Novels, Stationery, Etc.       .**       j*  Mail Orders Solicited.  Cor. Westminster Ave. and Harris St.  ;��:  SQU'WEZID  I'Jach year lias its seasun of bloom nnd  blight,  Each soul'bus ILs song and sorrow:  Where  the owl hoots on  the crug tonight  The linnet will sing to-morrow.  A Truth.���Pleasure is necessarily reciprocal; "no one feels who does not at  the. same time give It. To be ipleased  one must please. What pleases you lu  others will in general please them in  you. .  "cOnfpelie'd;  submit their respective contentions to  conciliatory arbitration. ���  He was happy to say that he had  been informed1 .that the Government  had used some inlluence to bring the  ���present-dispute to <i settlement.'. It  stood as a very strong evidence of the  unfairness of the position of tlie can-,  tiers,, that they refused the influence of  the Government In favor of arbitration, and he -would say tlie same thing  of inem'bers of the Union, to whom,  lie was Informed by one of the Minister.'?, representations looking to conciliation and arbitration hn.il1 been made  and that the Government's good olilceS  were refused. Hotli sides had declared against arbitration. The public Interests were being Interfered  iwlth; what did that .tench the House?  11 should teach the House the importance of ipluclng on the statutes of  this I'rovluce, legislation to enable  cumpiil'sory arbitration to be effected;  when, through the contentions of two  parties to il 'laboi' dispute, the Interests  of. llie country were threatened', then  It 'was the duty of tlie Government to  stop In to 'bring about a settlement,  through arbitration by force of law.  (Hear, hear.) He thought It a most  serious tiling, that any Industry of  this Province should receive the protection of an armed force, und. in the  i-resent case he considered; that toward one panty to the dispute, It was  an injustice and nn outrage.      - '  Angry words are fuel tn the flame  of wrath, and make It blaze the more  fiercely.  KM DOWN PEOPL1"!  AGAIN.  Editor Independent: It is strange  that the people's friend, Frank Dur-  nett, should figure so prominently in  the Fraser river trouble. Yet so it is.  This man was lately a candidate for  parliamentary honors on behalf of a  government which posed as u. friend  and protector of the .working man.  And now���let us hope the gods avert  their eyes from such shameful duplicity. The man's record Is before us,  and will never be forgotten. It has  been freely reported that his late mission to Japan was to Import Jaips for  the purpose of driving the white man  and the Indian from the Fraser river  salmon fisheries. As president of tlie  Canners' Association he was the proip-  er man to send on such an nbomlnii.ble  errand. He has apparently done his  work well. Up to the end of June  7,300 Japs were landed on our shores.  Many of the-se are now fishing on the  river and have naturalization papers.  Of course they are In the pay of President Burnett and his associates. This  is a splendid showing of work done by  the people's friend (?). Yet hundreds  ot men voted for this man and his.  ���party at the last election. Yes, hundreds of working men voted tor thai  party. Was Carlyl# Inspired when he  said "the world is made up of rogues  and fools, but mostly fools?" But do  not Imagine the other party is any  better. The only difference Is that  they are both alike. Hence, it Is not  surprising that the Dunsiiitilr-Turner  combination ordered out the militia co  "squeeze 'em down" at the point of  the bayeuet. How will the Garden-  Tutlow contingent of the party act in  this crisis? Tlie question Is easy to answer, even though like Saul we are  neither prophets nor sons of prophets.  -\Ve--expect-to_hear_ a_few rhetorical  flourishes ln  the  House,    and    then-  nothing.      Tlie    Garden-Tallow      and  Martln-Gilmour   partnerships , arc  all  friends   or   ther working   men���b.tfore  election day. ��� Hut, says Carlyle, "some  are rogues, and some are fools���mostly fools," and  llie fools vote tor them.  They,   that  is,   the others,  know  this,  ami  they go to the House at  Victoria  or Ottawa laughing  up  their sleeves.  When the working men who voted for  llifin find they have been duped, they  get  mad,  talk  naughty,  and  threaten  things.   Then   tlle  Gnideu-Tatlow   and  '.Murtln-Gllmour firms combine and order out tlle militia to squash tlie fools  win.  voted  tor  them.   Still the rogues  laugh  because by  the time  next  election comes round these things are forgotten.   The   Conservatives    and    the  'Liberals 'pose again as  the  friends of  the  worklnKiiii"i--anil    the  fools   vote  tlieui In.   To return to Ihe lliirn.'lt Incident, is it not strange tnnt Burnett's  liartner,   Gardiner-Johnson,   should   be  called   upon   to   lead   the   militia     to  Kteveston   to  crush    the    unfortunate  ll-iliem en    v'ki see  their living  being  lakeii  away  by  these hordes of Japs.  Is  it  no'  a  strange  coincidence,   that  l!urr-"tt sin 'lid be Instructed to import  ���tlie   lirrnvn   men,  and     that    Johnson  should   instruct   the   militia   to  shoot,  "and shoot  to kill," if the white men  showed any signs of objecting to the  Japs stealing his living?   This is hardly  a  coincidence.    It  looks  as  if  the  plan had .been carefully laid out u year  ago and Is now being consummated In  this way.   Hut the Hurnett mission to  Scene in the Wisliaw coail district,  Scotland; when colliers were receiving  CI to 30s. a day���110 years ago. By the  roadside a man was lying in the ditch  helplessly drunk. Sympathizing jiass-  ers-by enquired of his .friend what hurt  happened to the poor fellow. The  reply came " 'Fat dunna. ye see Vs  drunk���the scoundrel. I'm payin' 'm  a poun' a nvculc to gang aboot wl" me  and take care o' me. Just look boa  the fellow's abusln' the privilege."  UNION BAKBER SHOPS.  The following is a complete list of  union barber shops in Vancouver. Is  your barber on the list?  Sims' barber shop, Pender street.  Elite barber shop. Hastings street.  Bon Ton barber shop, Hastings  street.  Porcelain Baths, Cambie street.  Ilarvie & Ellis, Cambie street.  Savoy Barber Shop, Cordiva street.  Golden Gate shop, Abbott street.  Smalley's Barber Shop, Cordova  street.  Boulder Barber Shop, Cordova and  Carrall streets.  The Whittier Barber Shop, Carrall  street. ,  Oyster Bay Barber Shop. Carrall  street.  Union Barber Shop, Carrall street.  O. K. Barber Shop, Hastings street,  east.  Warm woather is upon us. Now  is the time to look out for a first-class  baker, who makes good and wholesome bread. The Superior Bakery  fills the bill completely. Free delivery  in any part of the city. Tel. 109. Deck-  ert & Teltze, proprietors, corner Duf-  erin and Fifth' avenue.  Teach  Your clilhtrLMi music I Tlii-ru  is pleusunMind -profit in lt. Thu  biM Ciiimriitiii hi id Ktigll.-.h  Pianos,  the licst Cumuliun Organ*-; Jti\s-  mui "Prototype" Uiuul lp*-tni-  meiit*--; ami tlio liet-t in nil  Musical Goods  All ��t hest prices mid termini  Boult's Music Store  W0 Griinville Street, ojip. ]'. O.  ��� *.   >  % Cleveland and "^ ��� ��� *  Tribune  t  ���*���*������****���*���*���**���*���*���****  "When you want to hire a flrst-clnss  horse and buggy, go to the Palace  livery stables.   Telephone 125.  All tlio now styles'  at j\IaxuI''A(jtui;ki!s'  Purer***, from $2.50  up. Send for catalogue of photognipic  supplies.  BAILEY BROS. CO., Ltd.  HOOKS, STATIONKIlY, TIIOTO Sfl'I'I.IES, ETC.,"  13S Cordova Street     ���      -      Vancouver, 11. C.  The Artizan and       0  Workingman Needs  Good Drugs  iU? Medicines  Good Toilet Articles.  We Sell Them.  NELSON'S DRUG STORES  IM Cnrilnvn Struct, Cor. Al.l.oit,  bill CiiuivillcSlicet, Cur. KoIimiii.  Jiriniriib your rmisciuiTiyNs.  McLennan,  McFeely ��* Co.  WHOLESALE AND   RETAIL  "DEALERS   IN      ���"   " '  m^% Hardware  SOLE AGENTS FOR: Electric Rubber Belting:; Beardinore  Double and Single Leathc r Baltlngi; Majestic Itanffiw; Jamefc  Stewart's Wood Stoves; Valentine's Varnishes and Colors; Fair-  bank's Scales; Giant Powder Company's  -s Dynamites-  Also the Registered Brand of  SUNSET Axes,    Saws,     Shovels,.  Spades,   Cutlery,   Razors. Hammers, Hatchets, etc.  uVIAIL- ORDERS  RECEIVE PROMPT ATTENTION.  Mail Order* Receive Prompt Attention.  A GOOD VIEW  J. P. TURNER  "Wines. Liquors and Cigars  670 Granville St., Vancouver  Seir.0 men are well clothed from ono  point ot view, hut you see them at another angle, and their clothes are full of  wrinkles and crudity speaks in all lines.  "WE UNDISRSTAND HOW TO CLOTHE  OUR CUSTOMERS so that back, front  or side- view is equally correct and elegant.  DA N. STEWART  130 Cordovu Street.  Tuloi'lioiu* :!W.  SPECIAL SALE  :Summer:  UNDERCLOTHES,  35c  20 Colll.OVA  STUKET.  R. ROBERTSON.  Tho First Labor Paper pub-  0 lisliocl in tho interest of . .  0 labor and wc are the First  0 Store to serve the public .  ��The Cheapest Reading  0 in Vancouver      ���^  You Bring Back Two Old Novels and  Take One of our New Ones.  GALLOWAY'S..  130 Hastings and  "14 Arcade  W. T. FARRELL,  lCniplo^-ment  nnd C.enernl Afieiit^  TCeul ICatnte nnd Inaurnnuu Broker  Arcliitectunl Minis   nnd   Perspectives  Prepared.  I'.irin nnd Timber Limils.cmulncss nnd ReM  (leiiiiul City Property for wile.   Speei.il i.tten-  li.m given to hcllliiir nnd runtlng lioin-o nnd  -���.tore property; reins collected;  experienced,  valuator.  Room 7, Tliompnon-Oizlu Uloulc.  519 Hastings St., Vancouver  The"  -���-  3QOOOCOOCOOOO  Having the Only Ui..tn-1'iitc drill Itoi.in o  In II. C. which hi liMjlf i�� .. gii.imnice Q  of n Kirht-Cltiss Hotel uml iCesiniiritiK. . .   #">  O  3QOOOOOOOOOOOCCCO1  Scvniour Stroeet,  FOR A  [i��fld FORK'S  I   or other llirlit articles nt very reasonable  f   rule.-..   Al'STIX & JORDAN, 001 Poivell St.  of any description on  Metal, Wood, Stone or  Cloth.   Call on up.  IGN WORKS  "���11 Homer Hired, Vancouver.  T110-. SiiaiU', Manngcr.  Our motto:   Honest prices and promptness.  Subscribe

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